Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Southeast Asia
Philippine Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from San Francisco to Southeast Asia. Confirm policy on booking site.
Philippine Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from San Francisco to Southeast Asia.
|Flights to Manila||13h 15m|
The cheapest ticket to Southeast Asia from San Francisco found in the last 72 hours was $1,219 one-way, and $967 round-trip. The most popular route is from San Francisco to Manila, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $608.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew that checked me and those who were onboard were very helpful and cheerful."
Cons: "Better choices of movies on board."
Pros: "The crew always smiles and very accomodating."
Cons: "The main course could have been better or improve. I wasn’t satisfied with the taste."
Cons: "The chairs were just a little uncomfortable, too firm, but everything else made up for it."
Cons: "Trip to Manila from Tokyo was delayed for 3hrs plus"
Pros: "The crew members polite and nice."
Cons: "To time the food service more evenly. Left side passengers were served a meal and finished before the right side was served food."
Pros: "Great food. Excellent cleanliness"
Pros: "JAL services on the plane is great. Food is much better than other companies. Ice Cream after dinner is great. Flight attendants are polite and nicer than other companies. Interior of the airplane was newer and comfortable."
Pros: "was not able to board and was checked in 4 hours in advance"
Cons: "Be able to select seats online within 24hours of flight for free"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Pros: "Everything ! Makes me what to travel to Japan more."
Cons: "I loved it"
Pros: "The staff are really nice helpful and respectful."
Cons: "I dont l8ke the restrooms, they shoukd be always be cleaned most of the times. No cup noodles."
Pros: "Very respe tful staff."
Cons: "Dirty restrooms."
Cons: "The fact that my father was diagnosed with Cancer and they wouldn’t refund our 1300.00 for round trip tickets to the Philippines which is our vacation home. The airline required documentation from my fathers doc which I provided. He was not going anywhere for at least a year (radiation and chemo) and the denied even credit.I was able to get my parents tickets refunded by a different airline. NEVER Again. my father passed 8/12/2018. Our trip was scheduled for 9/13/2018. Very disappointing.see"
Pros: "The level of care and attention that was given to my comfort during the flight was extraordinary. Also the economy was much better than any economy i've ever come to expect from other airlines."
Cons: "The boarding I didn't know at first where to go to get to the gate. Having to exit and then re-enter the airport was a pain and further complicated my boarding. But that was not JAL's fault and is on SFO."
Pros: "This flight was part of a longer trip - I flew from Hartford, CT, USA on a different airline and connected to Japan Airlines in Chicago. I flew Chicago to Tokyo in JAL and then from Tokyo to Manila again on JAL. The service on first leg was very good and friendly of my JAL flights, food was good, seat was comfortable. Then on my second flight from Tokyo to Manila I was shocked but thrilled that I had been given an upgrade to first class. The whole experience was outstanding! The seat was incredibly comfortable and the food was phenomenal. The only problem, not that you could call it a problem, was that I was so comfortable with my fluffy pillow and fully reclining seat that I couldn’t stay awake to finish my movie! Thank you!"
Cons: "Not applicable"
Pros: "While many other airlines are cutting down on their service quality and amount of food on their flights, Japan Airlines has done the reverse: offer excellent food and great service at every tier, including economy. We took a flight from NY to Tokyo and felt like it was one of the best long haul flights we have taken."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Being late"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful"
Pros: "Very smooth ticketing and boarding on Tokyo to Manila."
Cons: "In LA terminal, instead of the gate number the airport labeled my flight as “TBIT.” Not being local, I had no way of knowing it meant Tom Bradley International Terminal. I stayed near another gait that had international flights, and it turned out the gate was clear on the other side of the complex, which is obscured by construction. If I hadn’t asked one of the workers there I would have missed my flight."
Pros: "Very helpful and polite"
Cons: "I got a sore but comes the seat was not very padded"
Cons: "Cancelled flight"
Pros: "Friendly diligent staff"
Cons: "No announcement to acknowledge the bumpy ride"
Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff with excellent amenities ie: check in, seat space, food quality, movies to watch, music, ...etc."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about here. Both trips to Tokyo, Japan--to and from Japan have been enjoyable and drama free."
Pros: "Courtesy and thoughtful services throughout the flight More leg room and better food than typical American Airlines’ economy"
Cons: "Can’t think of any thing"
Pros: "Courteous cabin crews, must be from Japanese culture."
Cons: "On Feb.16, 2018 JL745 Narita to Mnl, flight was delayed, though it was constantly announced but not the reason why. Other than that, I will always fly JAL whenever possible."
Pros: "Check in was fast, the staff was helpful and nice. Simple streamlined process"
Cons: "The website was pretty bad functionality wise. It took me 2 hours and a couple phone calls to be able to online check in for my flight in advance. Then during my trip I was trying to look at what costs and fees would be associated with changing my flight and extending the trip. The website was hard to navigate and offered very little information"
Pros: "Awefull I did get to use my ticket"
Cons: "Japan could have helped me change my name in my reservation to match my passport"
Pros: "Quick boarding, great staff, and a smooth ride on 787 dreamliner."
Cons: "Entertainment system went down but the staff fixed it."
Pros: "I love everything from JAL"
Pros: "Amazing service and amazing food! For such a long flight I was extremely comfortable! Loved that the crew members kept me informed since I was spotty with Japanese they were very good!"
Cons: "Can't really say anything bad! It was great!"
Pros: "Boarding and crew"
Cons: "Lost luggage"
Pros: "Good quality food. Between-meal snacks. Great selection of media entertainment. Convenient power available at each seat including USB right in front of you. Many handy pockets in front of you for storing various items."
Cons: "Little surprised that the attendants were a little difficult to understand in English. I imagined their English would be pretty good."
Pros: "Good service and very clean plane."
Cons: "After having an enjoyable experience on the first Japan Air flight, the second flight from Narita to Manila was late to board & leave, the food was not nearly as appealing and the flight seats were noticeably less comfortable and less roomy than the first flight."
Pros: "Nice flight, right on time."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "I purchased a flight through one of the participating vendors on kayak for a major airline and accidentally chose the wrong departure date. I never received a confirmation email and therefore missed the flight. I understand and take full responsibility for booking the wrong departure date but when I tried to change it after missing the flight I was told that the airline policy was to charge a $300 change fee plus $30 for the third-party vendor. Because this was booked as a round-trip this vendor was attempting to charge me $330 plus the full price purchase of a new ticket as the "change fee". For some reason I was unable to explain to the person on the phone that it made no sense for me to pay full price for a ticket plus give that vendor an extra $330. I was forced to eat the entire round-trip ticket and of course save $330 by just hanging up and booking a new flight. I have course book a new flight directly with the airline. I could not even fly standby on the next flight with the airline because they told me they were unable to assist me in anyway because I booked through a third-party vendor. There were plenty of seats available on the next flight and I would've been able to fly standby had I purchased directly from the airline. Never again"
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 crew members and prompt service."
Cons: "Some seats were noisy. When passengers moved it would make creaking sounds so very hard to relax or sleep on the flight. Row 23/24 area left side."
Pros: "Great flight.The service was excelent.There was always a stewardous walking around and asking if you needed anything.Japan Aitlines is definitely one of the best in the world."
Pros: "I like the service of the Crew (very courteous, The Movies are new and my first time to view them, and the temperature and smell of the airplane is just right. Keep it up!"
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi would be nice"
Cons: "Some turbulence awoke us midway through the overnight flight."
Pros: "The entertainment system was grest with many movie optionstar and a large screen for viewing. The seat was very comfortable and there plenty of leg room."
Cons: "The plane was delayed by 45min and I had a connecting flight which I ended not missing. The food was average. I was expecting something a little more Japanese instead of chicken pasta. And I didn't have a second option."
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant professional and caring."
Cons: "Seat bottoms could be more comfortable."
Pros: "The food was delicious and interesting. Also, the flight crew allowed me to sleep through the rest of the night after dinner service was complete."
Cons: "I don't recall having seen an option for a vegetarian dinner, either when I was booking my ticket or after I was on the plane. Perhaps I just missed that part of the booking process."
Pros: "Plane is comfortable"
Cons: "AA attendants were aloof, too busy talking to one another to notice passengers. Service was slow. I felt as I was an inconvenience to the staff."
Pros: "Crew service"
Cons: "Food and not so updated movies in entertainment."
Cons: "I wish there were options in the food they serve."
Pros: "Crew were very gracious and kind."
Cons: "Food not as good as before"
Pros: "Crew was super nice and the food was good (for plane food)! Really appreciated that they had snacks and chocolate on hand for hungry passengers throughout the flight. A 17 hour plane ride is never the best, but Singapore Air made it as pleasant as possible. Also, we booked on Kayak and was routed through a third party vendor JustFly, which I was a little worried about - but our booking went off without a hitch."
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."
Cons: "Raise the cabin temperature"
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"
Cons: "crew isnt very careful in serving the food but its not really that bad. but im just comparing it from my previous flights so i think that group of FA's can do better. And the food was served a bit a late so they dont have time to serve hot beverage anymore."
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"
Cons: "Flight way too cold"
Pros: "Crew was polite."
Cons: "For such a long journey, the plane could have been nicer."
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."
Cons: "Short and sweet. Flight left on time and landed about 15 mins early. Crew was wonderful"
Pros: "As a frequent flyer, I have found out that the few dollars i spend more on SQ is well worth it"
Pros: "Satisfied and feel good on Singapore airlines, definitely will consider next trip"
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 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!"
Pros: "Amazing service!"
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 crew service. my first time flying with singapore airlines and they delivered"
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: "food. schedule was on time"
Cons: "one of the oldest planes i ever used"
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"
Pros: "Crews are truly nice and patient"
Cons: "Crews are very nice, food are not really good"
Pros: "Helpful staff and a comfortable trip. A plus all the way around"
Pros: "New movies! Yes!"
Cons: "I asked for one of the crew to help me bring up my carry-on luggage, as i'm just recovering from a flu at that time. Instead the FA looked at my bag and asked me in an irritated tone if my bag was really that heavy? I said I was recovering and I just need an extra push once I lift it up into the cabin. In the end she did help but i did not appreciate her attitude and felt disappointed my whole flight."
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: "Entertainment was awesome. Boarding was fast."
Cons: "Not enough food served (only two meals on a sixteen hour flight) and tasted okay. Crew was not all friendly."
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."
Cons: "I have no complaint"
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."
Pros: "crew and service and food was excellent MJ from local staff went above and beyond to assist when i missed my connection she was kind, compassionate and efficient A+++++++"
Cons: "missed connection in Seoul. announcements should be louder, was in rest room opp the gate and did not hear any announcements for boarding text message should be sent if passenger missing."
Cons: "delay for 2 hours without notice"
Pros: "Veruy efficient"
Cons: "Video screens were quite small and there were no USB charging."
Pros: "all was good"
Pros: "service was very Singapore airlines"
Cons: "food in coach was not as good as I remembered from other flights on Singapore"
Pros: "Quality of food was good"
Pros: "Everything are good"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive."
Cons: "There were not a lot of movie options."
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: "Five stars rating!"
Pros: "Flight is online"
Cons: "Flight Attendants performed acceptable. They pushed the table cart and hit me twice without apologizing."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "Lock ( tsa approves) to )my luggage was damaged or deliberately cut off that it is difficulty to Manage the zipper with ease. Since the luggage’s were retrieved at end of the trip, I am not sure where these damaged occurred , either in states or Taipei or when tsa did their search, I do not have any noticed paper to explain the cause of damage lock either"
Pros: "Clean, efficient and friendly."
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."
Cons: "rude people. yelling to passengers"
Cons: "I didn’t like the last meal that they served. It’s fish fillet with tomato sauce and no other option."
Pros: "Was quite nice for a two hour flight. They gave us a free meal again."
Cons: "Nothing I didn't like."
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."
Pros: "Got upgraded to their absolutely amazing first (laurel) class. Royal treatment with a smile."
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"
Pros: "A bit spacious seat in economic class"
Cons: "Too crowded due to 4 airlines come together"
Pros: "Good good movies"
Cons: "Salad dressing tasted weird."
Pros: "Everything Hello Kitty."
Cons: "Ugly uniform."
Pros: "Clean and efficient. Catered to our needs. Definitely would travel them again."
Pros: "I like the food. And also the great crew! very nice and always smiling. I didn't get bored because of the entertainment and they're always serving food all throughout the flight! I'll definitely fly with EVA again."
Pros: "Liked the way they do their boarding Comfortable flight"
Pros: "Staffs are all very polite and well mannered"
Cons: "The 6 hours layover."
Pros: "Arrival was earlier!"
Cons: "We nearly dehydrated during the trip. We're EXTREMELY skimpy on drinks. Had to ask 3x before I'd get something"
Pros: "Section 20 seats so spacious and comfortable"
Cons: "Uppprr number seats too narrow"
Pros: "I enjoyed the movies, the food was good, and services"
Cons: "40 minutes late on boarding time"
Pros: "See above comment please"
Cons: "See above comment please"
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."
Pros: "I like the service."
Cons: "The Taiwanese food wasn't really that great. I hope they can change the menu."
Pros: "Fast actions by tha FAs"
Cons: "Had some wine that was wayyyy past it's prime. Tasted more like cleaning fluid."
Pros: "I had to pay two tickets for same flight from Islamabad to San Francisco and going from San Francisco to Islamabad it’s been cancel and I am fighting for my money back they don’t want to refund it"
Pros: "Great flight."
Pros: "I like overall, food , entertainment, cleanliness and the amazing crew."
Cons: "I would fly again with emirates."
Cons: "Breads must be at least warm. The breads were frozen."
Cons: "They delayed the flight over entertainment system and that caused me to miss my connection"
Cons: "Food is ok but can be improved."
Pros: "Stewardesses were great"
Cons: "It took them 1.5hours to give me my luggage. Everyone else had left. They kept making me go back and forth saying it was coming but nothing. This had never happened before and was ridiculous given it was a direct flight"
Pros: "The a380 business class was the greatest flying experience I ever had. Second to NONE! Must try and book if possible. I fly a LOT and this was just absolutely amazing."
Cons: "Nothing really! Although they do run out of food options so sit as far in the front as possible."
Pros: "Nothing specific"
Cons: "I was specifically asked for the vegetarian food n mentioned that I am highly allergic to the eggs....in spite of that no vegetarian food was served till I asked the staff about my food...i was told that there is no vegetarian food for me....n at last I was served with very basic food .....not at all good...i could not eat that n stayed hungry n could not even sleep due to headache n acidity This FOOD experience was extremely Disappointing"
Cons: "Food, quality of the food"
Pros: "The crew was both friendly and attentive. I was satisfied with their interest."
Cons: "I found the boarding experience in Dubai to be quite tedious. We were shuffled around here and there and getting on the plane itself was tough."
Cons: "Staff don’t smile! I ask for hot towel the crew didn’t give me any!"
Pros: "I find the A380 in the Emirates configuration to be more comfortable than other planes/configs."
Cons: "Wish we had a few more choices like carnatic music and an expanded list of movies."
Pros: "The seats in economy at least had TVs"
Cons: "After 4+ hours sitting on the plane we never even left San Francisco. The Emirates plane was less than standard in economy class and we weren’t even offered water for the entire time we waited. The customer service was terrible and we weren’t even able to retrieve our carry on bags that we were forced to check (not due to the size). This was by far the worst first time experience I’ve had and will not be flying Emirates again."
Cons: "Still flying . I lost my first hotel night what to doooo"
Pros: "Horrible experience!!!!"
Cons: "1. Emirates has only one piece option. With Laptop bag weighing about almost 5kgs, you are left with just 2kgs which the carry bag itself would weigh. Not sure, how Emirates is getting away with this discriminatory attitude, while rest of airlines do allow -Carry on + a personal item. 2. There is no check on the carry-on weight at SFO airport. While in DXB, they entice customer to buy all duty free and then when it comes to boarding, you will be 'shocked'. No more than 10kg allowed. 3. You will be directed to read instructions before boarding. Then the corruption deal starts...read point 4 4. The man will say, remove anything in excess of 10kg or pay extra luggage, knowing very well, that people buy duty free at DXB. 5. Once you start negotiating, then the deal-making starts... 6. I managed it. More on Facebook review..."
Cons: "Seat bookings in just fly are messed up. Kayak took me to just fly for the bookings. The seats for the the 16hr+ flight on just fly we're window seats however at time of check-in I got middle seats in the center 4 seats. It was the worst flight booking experience on kayak so far."
Pros: "Good serevice"
Cons: "food provided is not good. All western style most passengers are from Asia"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, flight was very comfortable with great entertainment options. Attentive staff!"
Cons: "Seat wouldn’t recline Checked with Air hostess She said it cannot be fixed So travel 15 hrs in pain"
Cons: "They treat you what kind a color your Skin color"
Pros: "The Services, crew, procedures, and the standards."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "- Seats in bad shape - Dirty bathrooms. Ran out of soap and other supplies and did not refill - Horrible food - Cabin crew was not friendly"
Cons: "The wifi wasn't working throughout the journey."
Cons: "I didn't get hotel and the staff in the airport were too strict and mean"
Pros: "I liked the food and entertainment only."
Cons: "I was surprised when i got on the plane because i always hear great thinhs about the Emirates airplanes, this one was very low quality airplane, and for a long distance flights the flight must have been a better one."
Cons: "restroom water not available, not so well maintained air hostess didnt come on after pressing help button seat overall bad experience and surprising from emirates"
Cons: "I requested the waiter(Asian) to serve me a non-egg breakfast if there were any remaining. He curtly told me that if I had not pre-booked the non-egg breakfast he could not provide me. Few minutes later I made the same request to another waitress and she quickly provided me the non-egg breakfast."
Pros: "Smoothness of the flight."
Pros: "i liked everything on the trip. it was great. gulalai"
Cons: "During flight from San Fransico to Delhi,flight was to changed at Dubai for Delhi.There was no information on board as new the "gate no" at Dubai for Delhi."
Pros: "Crew is friendly and good service"
Cons: "Emirates did not honer the cost of the Hotel night in Dubai. Neither Kayak, nor Emirates advised us to book the hotel within 24 hours of flight time. We called Kayak, they have Zero customer service. We called Emirates, they blamed it on Kayak. They said that they should have advise us to book the Hotel at least 24 hours before departure. We ended up paying for our Hotel and meals and it should have been coveted by the Airline. Randa"
Pros: "Excellent service in flight and nice food"
Pros: "Flight was light and was comfortable"
Cons: "The flight was light. Even with that the crew seemed checked out. Did not come by to offer additional drinks or snacks. I noticed some unprofessional physical contact between few Crew members."
Pros: "Very Classy all around!"
Pros: "The FA that served my part of the cabin was polite, friendly, and cheerful."
Cons: "I had one piece of hand carried bag from when I boarded on the DC to Dubai leg. On this Dubai to Manila leg I was shocked to discover that the ground crew wanted all hand carried items weighed, and I mean ALL including things like travel pillows and duty free items. I was made to pay $88 for excess weight on the exact same bag I had with me on the first leg. Worse, the (I'm guessing) head of the ground crew gave random exceptions (for example someone had a thick copy of the Koran and some other item that were not weighed). My excess weight probably weighed less than that book. Many passengers ended up returning purchased duty free items and some even abandoned their bags. Upon getting past the initial gate the passengers were ferried by BUS to the plane. The bus ride took forever and of course, in the heat of the Dubai sun, the passengers were made to climb stairs carrying their "overweight" bags to board the plain."
Pros: "Roomy and very comfortable A380 flight is great"
Cons: "Too long layover"
Pros: "New aircraft"
Pros: "Great staff and in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Other passengers..."
Pros: "Dubai lounge was superb, excellent crew."
Cons: "cramped business class seats. the 2-3-2 seating is disappointing for the price. Boarding announcements were confusing. we were told to be at the gate 30 mins before flight but when we got there 45 mins before they were already displaying final call which was quite stressful."
Cons: "this experience with emirates was super duper bad. I was travelling to India as my dad had passed away that morning on 9/11. Bad service, no attention paid to the flight attendant button, water provided after 45 min....after 2 fligh attendants came by and said they would bring water. i provided verbal feedback and they were extra nice to me then...brought me crackers , chiocolates...etc etc...but it was just to calm me down. I went and got my own food from the kitchen area as I had a splitting headache, I was traveling to india as my dad had passed away on sep 11th morning. They gave me the same dinner mushroom and peas for vegetarian snack. Then they exchanged it after I had waited for so long. IT was just ridiculous servide and"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and food was good."
Pros: "Boarding, cabin crew. Entertainment, aircraft, everything was top notch."
Cons: "Food is outdated. Menu is not based on nutrition. The pizza served at end of flight is terrible. It should be replaced with a high protein snack. Food is tilted heavily towards carbohydrates and main entree is about 25 percent less than it should be. If the menu evolves a bit to include slightly larger portions, more fiber , protein, vitamins and minerals , it would be a true 5 star experience. Other than food, I rate this flight and experience 5 stars ."
Pros: "On time Large LCD in each seat back They kept the public announcements to a minimum"
Cons: "It took asking 5 crew members and 2 hours to fix one of our screens that wasn't working. Apparently there were other displays that did not work either so they reset everybody's LCDs. The food was bland"
Pros: "Fresh food, customer service"
Pros: "I could not get the barding pass to chennai at seatle itself"
Pros: "enjoyed the flight this time around. my last experience in Emirates was not good. happy this time."
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Free WIFI"
Pros: "Very attentive and elegant!"
Cons: "I was very pleased! Thank you!"
Pros: "Respectful crew"
Pros: "comfort and ease of transfer"
Cons: "food needs a little bit of improvement"
Cons: "The gate change notification on my phone was excellent"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Update new movie"
Pros: "Crew was very helpful and kind."
Cons: "Improve entertainment.. more shows with subtitles ."
Pros: "Crew was amazing and helpful"
Pros: "Very spacious even for a small flight."
Cons: "The food could have been better."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Pros: "The food and the service"
Cons: "4 hours layover plus 3 hours delay. Horrible."
Pros: "Staff are very nice"
Cons: "Movies are limited selections"
Cons: "I’m regarded as disabled, usually I have TSA pre-check privilege in most of the airline I took before but unfortunately, I couldn’t get any from Asiana. The guy helped me on checking in told me that AsIan’s didn’t provide this service to the customer. I felt not quite happy but ok with this. The one made me feel upset is they didn’t give me pre-boarding even though they already noticed that I’m disabled. I needed to wait on the line for over 25 minutes, my left leg very tired. I can walk but I can’t stand for long time, it hurts my back and leg. I got almost same style Vegetarian food in both dinner and breakfast, all vegetables, no tofu at all."
Pros: "Nothing! I was upset the whole trip!"
Cons: "They made me cancel my 6 month stay to a 30 day stay when I arrived at the airport, otherwise they would not allow me on the plane! They said I needed a vista for the length of stay which I always get when I am in Manila for the past 8-10 years that I have been going without any prior warning before I confirmed this booking! I was charged $500.00 to change the departure date! Outrageous!"
Pros: "Very nice crew."
Cons: "Very limited options for food and entertainment. It is not the top-tier experience like Cathay or Singapore airlines. A good tier-2 airlines."
Pros: "Excellent ethnic Korean food. Attendants were extremely polite and and professional."
Cons: "Mass Boarding procedure was inefficient. Same Airline boarding out of Chicago had groups according to sets of row numbers, and was much more efficient. Should use in all cases."
Cons: "Flight was late leaving San Francisco, connecting flight from Seoul to Manila was also late. Service was okay. Entertainment okay."
Pros: "Great airline staff, good food, smooth flight."
Cons: "Fewer movie selections than other airlines. Would have liked a small pouch of personal kit—toothbrush, eye mask, etc."
Cons: "It was freezing cold in the airplane."
Pros: "Seats reclined a bit more than other planes which was really nice."
Cons: "I didnt get the right seat that i chose when I purchased the ticket"
Pros: "i love the foods and entertainment"
Pros: "I loved the leg room and the pleasant classical music that was playing during boarding and exiting."
Cons: "I didn’t realize some of the food was going to be so spicy. Perhaps a bit of a warning next time would be greatly appreciated."
Pros: "Flight crews are young, nice and friendly to all passengers."
Pros: "Perfect trip. Glad I tried this airline."
Pros: "Atleast inform me about the fact so I can decide if I want to keep the seat or ask to be transferred. I understand they want to cater to needs of animal lovers but please understand not everyone is comfortable around animals."
Cons: "i did not like that i was seated next to someone with a pet dog that never stops barking. I hardly slept and the dog smell is very unpleasant I lost my appetite."
Cons: "my guitar was damaged!"
Pros: "well the pilot did a great job. we landed safely to manila. food serve taste good, and the flight attendant from chicago to manila, did a great job2.im thankful for overall service."
Cons: "I hate when my baggage is damage during my flight and no one i reach, easily. the asiana airline in Manila told me last dec. 11/12 2017, they will call me back at 10am but no one did. until now the number cant be reach.i paid for insurance if something happen to my bag worth $300 to be paid me back if my baggage damage but the asiana staff in Manila ask me f ok if they pay me only$80. i said ok. because i need it soon. but look like they dont care to give me. so i change my mind. the bag i bought cost $150 this year i bought it. need to be paid same. thanks"
Pros: "I appreciated the food and service from the stewardesses was great. The red embroidered apron was a nice touch."
Cons: "My luggage was late, and I did not receive it until 24 hours after I landed in Hanoi. This caused a big inconvenience. I had packed my things very carefully, and most of what I needed the first day was in there."
Pros: "very attentive and kind hearted flight attendants, asiana airline always gives me the best impression and satisfying flight experience always. Thank you always!"
Cons: "the aircraft I was in supposedly provide wifi service, however I could not connect to it,tried and checked several times during the flight,it was not available. Except that part,every other parts:perfect!"
Pros: "Great entertainment options"
Cons: "Lost my bag."
Pros: "Staff were excellent. They're the big part of the reason why we fly Asiana. American-owned airlines are rude, old and crabby."
Cons: "The food was hit or miss. Our first meal was ok. 2nd meal was just a sandwich which is not that great. The 3rd meal which was chicken was dry and tasteless. My husband and I couldn't eat it. It's like eating a styrofoam cup."
Pros: "Food only pork and no other choice"
Cons: "They tell you that's what we have Take it or leave it"
Pros: "i think asiana is one of the best airline in market for their professional services. thanks."
Cons: "Time delay."
Pros: "It's a short and well run flight"
Pros: "The food was decent for airline food, and the crew was friendly."
Cons: "Way too much turbulence. Not sure if this was due to being at the back of the plane or if the weather was bad, but it was constant and very jarring. For a 12 hour flight this makes things extremely uncomfortable. Also the plane was a little older and the seats were hard and uncomfortable. The in flight entertainment system was also hard to use, unresponsive touch screen and strange little remote. Additionally we sat on the tarmac for an hour waiting for flight documentation. This not only caused us to miss our bus once we arrived at our final destination, but also added another hour to an already very long flight. The captain was not very forthcoming with information about the delay. Overall the experience was unpleasant and I don't look forward to having to repeat it."
Pros: "the service was amazing and the stewardesses so very attentive and polite / this was perhaps the airline with the best service i have ever had in economy class // i also like experiencing the very authenic korean food that was a choice at each meal //"
Cons: "the films and tv shows were a bit limited in selection but varied enough and were of good enough quality that i found myself kept entertained during the long flight /"
Pros: "Asiana service"
Cons: "Old plane. Small screens and worn out fixtures."
Pros: "Delayed flight for almost two hours while all passengers were already inside the plane( korea to manila) . So hot inside the plane, no air condition, no food, no comfort measures given to passengers. They should have not let passengers to board knowing that there is mechanical problem. It would have been more comfortable if passenger just waited at the airport gate."
Pros: "The attendants are super nice."
Cons: "I do not like the time of departure. People can still work if the flight is at night and not at 1230PM."
Cons: "Wheelchair was not provided as requested, from Seoul to Manila. I requested wheelchair for my parents from Chicago airport and it was provided for both. Then from Seoul, it was only given to my father, so my mother has to walk far, they have to go to the gate separately. They didn't allow my mother to stay with my father. They could have at least make my mother walk with my father in a wheelchair. They didn't provide the wheelchair and made her walk far is very disappointing"
Pros: "The cabin was surprisingly warm unlike other airlines I've been on. They also provided nice toiletries in the bathroom like face toner and mouth wash."
Cons: "The seats were a little uncomfortable especially for such a long flight"
Pros: "It was very accommodating"
Cons: "It's so long."
Pros: "The crew"
Pros: "Same as above."
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