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Top 5 airlines serving San Jose to Australia

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,498 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew took great care of us."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Simple check in and boarding, right on time."

Pros: "Nothing to complaint. Excellent airline nowadays"

Pros: "The crew and food was amazing, with ample entertainment selections."
Cons: "Seats. For some unknown reason, JAL uses different seats on this 787-8 flight from NRT-SAN that's 2-3 inches less in pitch than all of their other planes. This was not comfortable on a 9-hour+ flight. The flight attendants also woke us up everytime food was served so we could recline up seats."

Pros: "The seat was very spacious"
Cons: "More space to put things"

Pros: "The Crew was great with kids, and went out of their way to reach out to the boy sitting in the row in front of me."
Cons: "I was running late, and lady that checked me in was accommodating but a little bit standoffish."

Pros: "The crew were very friendly."
Cons: "The entertainment selection is really small."

Pros: "Smooth ride"

Pros: "Excellent service. Flight attendants had high standered. Clean, comfortable and very efficient boarding process. Loved it."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "The flight attendant and staff was extremely nice and accommodating. Japan airport is updated with excellent facility and flight transferring was easy."

Pros: "I wish all long haul flights were like this. Very clean and well maintained cabin space, good quality food, very attentive, helpful and polite cabin crew. Never thought I’d be able to say this, but the 14 hour flight with two young children in economy was a really enjoyable experience with JAL!"
Cons: "Really no complaints"

Pros: "We had a 4,5 hours delayed.. :("

Pros: "Very family friendly. Good entertainment system."

Pros: "Flight time was not bad, not too long"
Cons: "Food options were bad, I offered to pay money for something better, didn't even have an option to pay for better meals, I don't think better meals existed for coach."

Pros: "Excellent and original Japanese meals"

Cons: "You mean the flight that never happened? The one that was suppose to fly out at 12:50 on 1/6/18 delayed until 17:25 (with acceptable communication the first delay) but then later delayed till 00:10 after I’ve already arrived at the airport early for the 17:25 departure. The screens with arrivals and departures posted that Checkin was open but there was no JAL staff to answer questions. Then getting an update “maybe” the 00:10 flight is cancelled? What is maybe cancelled and JALs phone messege still said the flight would depart at 00:10. So I go back to JFK because after all “maybe” isnt a definitive and according to all the direct JAL sources the flight is suppose to depart, I get to JFK the second time only to be given a printout saying the flight is cancelled with no rebooking, and to call for assistance. The same number is been calling for hours trying to get answers. coukdnt reschedules because I’m calling outside of business hours! I spent $200 on cab rides going back and forth to JFK to go nowhere, get no apology, no new flight booking, and no reimbursement for transportation."

Pros: "I love JAL! The customer service was top notch, the food was delicious, and it was very spacious for economy."

Pros: "The flight attendants were first class."
Cons: "A small snack would have been nice, even a small bag of pretzels. Anything."

Cons: "Our flight was delayed for two hours. We have a connecting flight from Osaka to Los Angeles, which we were worried we couldn't make it. They told me the flight will wait for us because there were 20 plus people also need to get on that plane. When the time of boarding we heard they were calling us to the front and explained the flight we were suppose to be connecting already took off. They had to booked us to another airline. We were extremely disappointed! We asked if we could took another Japanese airline but they said our luggages were already transferred to that airline and the tickets were printed! Mosf importantly we have already waited in airport 5 hours and they needed us to wait for another 3 hours! Very bad experience with how they dealing with this situation!"

Pros: "Plane is modern with good in flight entertainment and a usb charger to keep your mobile devices charged."
Cons: "Because it is Japan Airlines, the food is authentically Japanese. Unlike US based international flights, they only serve one meal with zero alternatives."

Cons: "Everything was great!"

Pros: "Crew service responsive and helpful."
Cons: "Poor vegetarian meal (mostly vegan rather than vegetarian and without condiments). Problems using entertainment screen, which would get stuck and also have to go through many steps (confirmation screen, language) to see maps each time."

Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff, excellent food."

Pros: "Sakura lounge was excellent."
Cons: "The entertainment system was bit unsteady."

Cons: "I reserved Korean air but it was Japan air line. I was really difficult to web-check in to find my reservaiton."

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

Pros: "I love flying jal"
Cons: "It's not so much the flight as it was the plane, the 787 seats recline too much for the limited legroom you get so if the person I front of you reclines all the way you will ride with there seat in your knees the whole way"

Pros: "Always a good crew .. they go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable."

Cons: "Leg room"

Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "Nothing I like , when u buy the ticket they're so nice , but after paid they're very bad, never take care of you, u ask them some help, they're can't"
Cons: "They every bad customer service, I never seen before"

Pros: "There was a huge amount of new and classic movies to chose from to pass the time. The crew was friendly and professional. The food was decent. I like the variety of food choices and some of the dishes were delicious (salmon and rice). The seats are pretty comfortable. They aren't great for sleeping in, but the flight was decently quiet and dark for some time. I would recommend bringing a pair of earplugs and a neck pillow."
Cons: "The bread could be better. I would have the bread be softer and warm. A warm croissant as a substitute would be amazing.The butter could be softer (like margarine) so that way it can actually be spread onto the bread."

Pros: "The service on this flight was excellent.First class service in the economy section."

Pros: "That it was comfortable."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Although, i booked businesss class l. I had to pay 1000 yen for each flight for seat selection. (They were giving me seats 50C) And no lounge facility either. All i got was 2000 yen and upgrade to J class. I had already paid extra for business class. This is highway robbery. No thanks JAL"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was diverted to another airport and when we finally got to Tokyo, the next flight's gate had closed even though it didn't leave for another two hours. We had to wait in a huge line to get rebooked and it was clear the Japan Airlines employees did not know what they were doing. Put me on a flight next day and couldn't even provide hotels for us (gave us $100 to find our own which was near impossible at that time). I had to sleep in a sleeping bag in the airport overnight by myself."

Pros: "food was great movies are updated flight attendants are professional and courteous"

Pros: "Food was quite good."
Cons: "They did't speak English even though I am not Japanese. They spoke Japanese to me so, I felt little bit uncomfortable."

Pros: "Flight was on time. Staff was very friendly and courteous."
Cons: "The seats were horrific. We flew economy because anything of an upgrade is ridiculously expensive. The seats were so tiny with NO leg room at all. I couldn't even fit my purse under the seat in front of me. I have had more space on Southwest flights. My husband, who is 6'1" could barely get his knees in front of him. This is insane for a 10 hr flight...worse on the way to Japan for a 13 hr flight. Also, not a whole lot of drink service. i was dying for water but it is very difficult to get out of the middle seat to find it. Would NOT book again on this airline."

Pros: "The seats very comfy. The food is so good. All including flight attendance are very polite people. Overall they are excellent compared to others that I flew with so far for my business trip to other country. Will be my first choice for my next trip!."

Pros: "Economy seats were extremely comfortable and roomy. What a difference that makes."
Cons: "Movies available tended to be either action/terror/suspense, or old movies. Very few real dramas."

Pros: "The service was excellent and the staff friendly. Service was fast and staff friendly."
Cons: "Small leg room."

Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "Seat felt stiff but felt well rested after flight"

Pros: "Service with a smile goes even longer for long flights. Excellent service throughout the flight. Loved the feeling of spaciousness, even in Economy. Great sleep as a result."
Cons: "Number of movies available in Entertainment was limited, especially compared to competitors like Singapore Airlines. Ran out of good choices on a long flight."

Pros: "Since I had back pain,I really like that I could checked in two luggages. Thank you so much!!"

Pros: "Comfortable plane, good service"

Pros: "Clean and comfortable."
Cons: "Vegetarian Food, inflight entertainment was horrible. Even the air hostess approach Was unexpect from JAL. If it was any American carrier it's expected to have such service."

Pros: "Service N crew n entertainment."

Pros: "The flight was smooth boarding and sailing with excellent service."

Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Better seat cushions"

Pros: "Price is good"
Cons: "The food can be more improve"

Pros: "The crew is always amazing: highly professional, attentive and friendly. The whole experience with Singapore Airlines is always a treat."

Pros: "Great inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Have WiFi that is working"

Pros: "Amazing crew. Seat needs more padding."
Cons: "Memory foam seats"

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"

Cons: "20 min late but acceptable for a 15 hr flight"

Pros: "Crew was amazing"

Pros: "The staff was amazing"

Pros: "The crew was really nice. The plane was clean and comfortable."

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

Cons: "Flat bed in business class was disappointing. No way anyone taller than 6’ could stretch out. Overall, it was an inferior experience to business class on Cathay Pacific, which sets the standard IMO."

Pros: "okayish"
Cons: "Delay could be complimented by faster speed"

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

Cons: "without any possibility to call back. or to call again while being late, when arrived with plenty of time before departure. nobody was on the gate. when tryed to do all myself whithin minutes tsa didnt bother to speedup process and it took forever. i missed my flight literally in seconds."

Cons: "We ask for wheelchair help from Perth to brooome but it was not provided ."

Pros: "The service is exceptional!"

Cons: "Screaming children. Totally clueless, rude flight crew. Next time kids are screaming for three hours straight on a red eye, maybe offer the parents some assistance. Makes the “perks” like hot towels seem ridiculous when staff are completely indifferent."

Pros: "Basics are covered. TV screen is big but otherwise nothing special."
Cons: "It is so annoying they want you to pay an extra $20 to pre book any seat. If you need the extra $20 that much, charge me in the original fare! Don't nickel and dime me. At check in they couldn't even get my child seated beside me although a change was made last minute at the gate. Every other airline I've flown recently was better. Sri Lankan and Emirates FAR better service."

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: "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: "In flight entertainment systems"
Cons: "I had beef with mashed potatoes but I found the beef was quite tough."

Cons: "I Booked a flight that stated that it only had one stop in singapore, then direct to SFO after arriving in singapore i was told that i had to go to a transfer counter, that there was a problem with my ticket. after arriving at the transfer counter they took my boarding pass for my dircet flight to SFO, & told me that i now had a stop in hong kong, that the direct flight to SFO was over booked!! this is not right i wouldn't of booked this flight if they had been truthfull about the extra stop. i will never use singapore airline or kayak again!!!"

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Nil"

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

Cons: "Boarding at Singapore airport was shocking, as we had to wait 6 hours for our flight. Rating low to the crew mainly because of the ground staff as they were not very communicative to begin with about the explanation for our delay. Only when the passengers got a bit more vocal about wanting explanations, they started giving us a bit more information. All estimated times given for boarding the flight were incorrect by a big margin! Seemed more like they were giving shorter wait time for boarding just to please the passengers, where as they were well aware of how long the wait would be."

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

Pros: "Best Inflight Service Best Inflight Food Best Lounge"

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

Pros: "Finally an airline that loads from the back to the front. Makes sense to me"

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

Pros: "Again very friendly and efficient service ."

Pros: "Helpful crew. Full food service!"

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: "Crew was overall friendly"
Cons: "Old plane, entertainment system very old and doesn't work properly, wake you up in the middle of the night for breakfast, service not efficient as half of the plane orders Indian food and get served first"

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"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly and good service."
Cons: "Crew could have asked the passengers whether they need snacks in between."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Old planes and screens."

Pros: "Lounge experience was excellent. Service on the airline in general was excellent. Food and drinks we're just great. I enjoyed the sleeper seat that I was in. Everything was super smooth and I'm so glad I flew with Singapore Airlines."
Cons: "Nothing negative to report"

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

Pros: "Made Econ class feel like biz :)"

Pros: "The entertainment 100s of movies & Shows The very good portions just right"
Cons: "Boarding is very efficient and well organized But when it is going to be an hour late the passengers should be told not stand there on lines with no information"

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

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: "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: "All great experience!!!"

Cons: "The aircraft delayed taking off from Doha to Dallas"

Pros: "I got a very good seat."
Cons: "Qatar in Belgrade didn't tell me about alchocol bottle I bought in the Duty Free and that i could not go with it all the way to melbourne even bag was sealed and receipt was visible. I lost $ buying, because custom in Doha had to take bottle. Its not right. Qatar custom could see in Belgrade and didn't tell me and the same in the Duty Free shop."

Pros: "professional and courteous staff. Food is even better than a Lufthasa flights"

Pros: "Staff were fantastic."
Cons: "Better movies please."

Pros: "Good Service.Efficient"
Cons: "No Phone charging facilities on back of the seat unlike other Qatar aircraft."

Pros: "Awesome leg room in economy. Helpful staff."
Cons: "Main courses weren’t all the great."

Pros: "Great crew, aircraft etc"
Cons: "General - King Hamad airport is brand new and yet there still aren't enough gates to comfortably service all QA aircraft."

Pros: "It is so far a cut above the American carriers. There’s no way to compare them, because Qatar Airways is so far superior. The seats are far more comfortable and larger, the amount of legroom is far superior, you have much more personal space, and the craft is cleaner. Flight Attendants are fantastic! They provide excellent personal care, and are there for everything. They are supremely polite and courteous, and bring things in mediately. Very often anticipating your needs. This is what flying used to be like on United and American. But those people have completely forgotten what service is. Qatar is a 5 star airline. United and American, to my view, are 2 star at best."

Cons: "i did not like the baggage policy for cabin baggage, where i am not allowed to carry my personal item and a carry on separately."

Cons: "Had an 11hr delay overall, 3.5hrs sitting on the tarmac only to be told to disembark for dinner at the airport. Then told that we won't be getting on until 7am the next day, but only really started boarding at 8:30am. By the time we were told about the reschedule to the next morning, it was too late to get a hotel room (too far away) and was told that I could use a 'Quiet Lounge' at the airport (which wasn't quiet). While waiting to board at 7am the next day, ground staff told us that they had to change the plane so there would be a further delay. On boarding, we discovered that it was the SAME PLANE."

Pros: "Ground crew was especially helpful to my mother who could not speak English or Arabic, and had never flown before. She also had difficulty walking, so everyone assisted her in the airport and during her long connection in Doha."

Pros: "Food was excellent. Service was excellent."
Cons: "Entertainment was limited."

Pros: "First time flying on Qatar and must say that the crew was excellent. One of the best crews I have ever flown in the last 22 years of New York - India sector. Special mention for HAIFA my hostess for flight QR702 on April 12th. She was the best hostess I have ever had!"
Cons: "The food wasn’t bad but since I flew Etihad in July 2017 from New York to Abu Dhabi to Mumbai and back my memories were fresh and Egihad’s food was definitely a notch higher."

Pros: "Had always liked the airline and on board crew members"
Cons: "Ground crew members in Doha airport need attitude check. been spotting these too often. On Board crew members are much better."

Cons: "Too many security screenings including the airline’s itself.!!!"

Pros: "comfortable"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Wrost app I don’t advise any one use it cause"

Pros: "Crew"

Cons: "carry-on did not fit on center overhead compartment unless I put it side ways (Same carry-on suitcase fit nicely on Emirates airplanes, so the carry-on overhead compartments have been made smaller on Qatar on purpose or by engineering error, and I will not fly Qatar airlines again. Less food options. I went to the Gally and they only had kitkat bars for food. Emirates offer fruit, sandwiches, and many choices at ALL TIMES of the flight for economy class passengers. Entertainment computer (Android based system) ran slow and out of memory at times. Seats were not comfortable for 12hrs flight. My butt was starting to hurt. I did not have this issues on Emirates flights."

Pros: "Flight Attendants were really helpful especially when one of my child had a nose bleed, we had at least 3 attendants, tending to our needs when that happened and they did not leave until the situation was resolved."

Cons: "Good service"

Pros: "Crew was courteous, plane was clean."
Cons: "Food quality was mediocre. Very limited legroom."

Pros: "Good amenity kit. Decent food offerings. Great range of alcoholic beverages"
Cons: "Business class crew were overstretched and inattentive. Had to find my own seat and flag crew down for hot towel."

Pros: "I havn't flown a lot of international flights, but Qatar Airways is now my favorite"

Pros: "The flight got delayed for 4.5 hours. We didnt receive any call, sms or email informing us about the delay. We went to the airport for checkin only to discover that it was delayed! No justification or any reason were given to us. We are travelling with a baby. We had to get a taxi to return to our home and return back to the airport after 4.5 hours. Called qatar airways and send them a xomplaint email. No one cared to answer. The worst flight ever. Will never go with qatar airways anymore"
Cons: "Delayed for 4.5 hours. Extremely bad customer service"

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Such an uncomfortable flight. Poorly organized, was a total chaos. Will never fly Qatar again!"

Pros: "Lovely flight, start to finish. Attentive staff (but not too much so) and seats were comfortable, even in economy. Smooth front and back end to travels as well."
Cons: "Movie selection could have been better."

Pros: "Friendly staff. Good food."
Cons: "Unlike my flight from US to Qatar, this flight was outdated and their video streaming touch device was old."

Pros: "Over all great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Before our trip we called Kayak service desk with the request to reserve our seats. The answer obtained was that we should do it online. When we went online there were almost no more seats available so we decided to go to the check in counter in the airport. Although we were more than 3 hours in advance in the airport there were almost no seats available. We were very disappointed about this service, we never experienced this with any other airline companies..."

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: "They make you feel like a person"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everythinగ"
Cons: "Nil"

Pros: "Aircraft was much better than the flight from US, food was great. The only thing I wished for was more movies."
Cons: "Lack of movies"

Pros: "-Cleanliness -on time arrival"
Cons: "-Cramped seats I have flown long haul to Melbourne on Cathay and Emirates and Qatar airways economy seats were excruciating to sit in."

Pros: "Upgrade to 1st Class. Very grateful for the experience. Outstanding service. Very professional crew. Awesome recliner seats. What's not to like about premium service?"
Cons: "Too short leg :( This upgrade would have been awesome for the longer leg of the trip (for a much needed decent sleep)."

Pros: "The crew was extremely professional. The stewards were beautiful and young not like on US flights.."
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable, My tail bone was hurting badly and sitting on pillows did not provide any relief. The food was terriable. Not much choice."

Pros: "Everything was excellent as I have come to expect. The business class seat was not one of those new diagonal ones, but made a full width flat bed, so I could sleep for a few hours. Food and service excellent."

Pros: "view above"
Cons: "A gent was VERY tall. I couldn't put my seat back at all. The kicking was so bad I changed my seat."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "landed safely"
Cons: "Had to claim bags at Doha and go through multiple security screenings to board connecting flight. At one point all the security was not functioning and we were packed up in lines. Barely had time to stop at the restroom before final security check where it was all so disorganized. After that check we were told that if we left we had to go through security again. Would have been nice to know that upfront. It was a madhouse going through that final security check and my husband's wallet was lost for a bit. No one really tried to help and we were told to move aside. Finally someone saw that it had fallen beside one of the counters. It was all horrible. Because of all this our 5 hour layover was a hassle with no time for food, etc. The whole airport experience was confusing and badly handled."

Pros: "Intertainment was very good"
Cons: "The hostess were not in profisional, they were very rush while giving the food the toilet was not clean"

Cons: "No leg room, very confining. Food so-so. I do not recommend traveling on this airline."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Flight to Doha was great! Enthused crew and Ey also kept ensuring bathrooms were clean. On way from Doha to Chicago it was disgusting"

Cons: "Even though we got off our connecting flight 30 mins before departure, the flight had "already left" as per the Qatar Doha crew and we were re-booked to the following day's flight. Very ridiculous."

Pros: "The crew. Hana was the best. She is one of the crew members. The Korean female."
Cons: "the person next to me was load and annoin. Seat was crammed and was not comfortable AT All."

Pros: "Nothing!!!"
Cons: "The plane was almost an hour late taking off from Doha. No one explained anything about the delay. This made us miss our connecting flight to Detroit. When we reached Boston, no one from Qatar air was available to help us get another flight. They made one announcement about contacting so and so, but no one had any idea who that was. There was no help with the baggage. Thank heavens for Jet Blue staff who went beyond to set us in the right direction and booked us on another flight.. Was very disappointed!!"

Pros: "The services was amazing all this crew work so hard to do their job, best services by far.. We travel lots of time due to our work and Qatar airlines by far has the best team..! We thank you so,much for your services and getting us home safe.. Marilou POHJANIEMI"
Cons: "The same as the first fligth"

Pros: "Very pleasant and accommodating crew. On time."
Cons: "Not crazy about the breakfast, but appreciated food."

Cons: "Always amazing!!!!!!"

Pros: "Entire process was amazing!!!!!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Flight was the best ever"
Cons: "Screens on the seat"

Pros: "Crew and mai tai were great"
Cons: "I would have liked an option to purchase a lei on the Maui side of the arrival. Also the seats were particularly uncomfortable coming from southwest even"

Cons: "Four hour delay..."

Pros: "The crew was phenomenal."
Cons: "The food did not live up to the hype"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "No seat assignment early. Substandard entertainment. 15 minutes late on ground to open door and let us out!"

Pros: "Amazing staff. Serving complimentary food and complimentary cary on baggage check in. Provide free drinks and entertainment."

Cons: "no seatback entertainment"

Cons: "Hawaiian airlines put me on a different airline, with with layovers and a late arrival, lost my checked bags, and treated me like it was my fault. I made reservations over a month ago and Hawaiian airlines couldn't care less about me."

Cons: "Flight delayed 5 hours. Missed conections. Lousy 10$ voucher. Poor service."

Pros: "On time and the crew was friendly."
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable for the time of the flight."

Pros: "The flight was on schedule and landed in Maui as scheduled. The bags were delivered within 20 minutes of arrival. The plane was clean and the crew was professional, polite and helpful."

Pros: "Friendly staff,"
Cons: "Baggage claim in separate building, not easy time finding bags then back to car rental pickup"

Cons: "Flight was delayed 6+ hours and no alerts or messages sent to passengers even though it was a 7:30am flight. I would have expected to receive an email or text."

Pros: "Everything else! Except the pilot had to make 2 descent because of flap malfunction Pilot landed safely the second time Thank you to the skilled pilot & crew!"
Cons: "Maintenance issues !!!"

Pros: "Service and accommodations"

Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly and cheerful. Lots of them and they worked efficiently and quickly."
Cons: "It was freezing the whole time. My bad for not requesting them to make it warmer. Lots of people put on jackets or sweaters so I wasn't the only one."

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Nothing to not like about this flight"

Pros: "The staff was superb and friendly!!!"

Pros: "Nice seats, and staff and good food."
Cons: "Plane should be equipped with wifi."

Pros: "Only pay baggage get assign seat. You can not book your seat. Only at the airport check in."
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Got in. On time"
Cons: "Wait for baggage"

Pros: "Complimentary food and snacks."
Cons: "You have fill out a form when you get to Hawaii. They should provide pens for us to fill it out instead of making us ask our neighbors for pens."

Pros: "The food and service.."
Cons: "Too many passenger"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything! I realize mechanical failures happen but we were delayed over 5 hours with no refund or credit and then instead of lunch we were handed boxes with cookies and a beef stick that I wouldnt give my dog. then to top it off, Our entire day was ruined and couldn't make our non-refundable dinner reservation in the evening which cost us $85 per person!"

Cons: "No wifi or ability to plug in devices"

Cons: "5 hours late."

Pros: "the assigned seat I chose"
Cons: "the cookies are too small. there was no plug to charge my phone or laptop. there was no tv in the headrest. when did they stop doing that? i've always had at least a plug to charge stuff"

Pros: "Cheerful, helpful staff."
Cons: "Boarding que."

Pros: "Decent seats and entertainment."
Cons: "Cabin crew was very disengaged. Unfriendly. Destroyed my bag then said they wouldn't pay to fix it."

Pros: "Easy check in. Wheelchair came right away."
Cons: "I wasn't able to pick my seat. Ended up ok, but...."

Pros: "I never knew it could be this bad. 30 years of travel globally and you've found a new nadir. Keep in mind this is ALL a review of mismanagement. Staff were friendlish and good people it seemed.. just following antiquated equipment and systems given by management. Key flaws: No online or at check in seat assignment. Had to go to gate. Even though dozens of seats. Why??? Check in in herd an hour early a debacle.. again why??? No plug, no USB, no wifi, no movie on 6 hour flight??? Again it is in stark contrast to immensely support competitors. Sell to someone competent. Mahalo."
Cons: "?"

Pros: "I loved that they had a vegetarian option."
Cons: "Better inflight entertainment would have been nice."

Pros: "Kind stewardesses, good food and snacks, and friendly people. This being a long awaited visit with my daughter, my flight was a great transition for which I am so thankful!"
Cons: "The flight was long and my back gets tired but none of that has any reflection on the high quality of service I received."

Pros: "Plane got turned around after 3 hours in plane. Had to change 2 flights, my rental car reservation, 2 doctor appointments with no sympathy or even care from Hawaiian airlines. Spent hundreds of dollars and got no compensation. Not happy and will never book again."
Cons: "So disappointed, angry, and sad."

Pros: "Crews personality demonstrated professional and courteous."
Cons: "Food offered was precooked wrapped in plastic egg McMuffin version. As title suggested bland and tasteless."

Pros: "As always, the crew was phenomenal and very friendly, and meal was better than my own cooking!"
Cons: "Unfortunately, on some of these older planes, there are no power outlets or USB ports for charging my phone."

Pros: "The drinks"
Cons: "Woke up extremely early rushed to the airport and then I saw my flight got delayed by 5 hrs And I didn't get any refund or a different flight I called Hawaiian airlines they told me to call Alaska because it's by Alaska And Alaska told me to call Hawaiian... I'm not book with kayak again"

Cons: "Requested a window seat for my disabled daughter in February for our July flight. Agent assured us she would be in a seat with a window. When we got to our seat there was NO window. Of all the seats with windows on this plane, how could someone do this? Then when we loaded they placed one of our carryon bags in the back of the plane. We had to wait until everyone departed before getting our bag. Never again on Hawaiian Airlines. Still have to take the return flight. Not looking forward to the flight..."

Cons: "Seat 12a was locked in place and didn't recline."

Pros: "They didn't have any food at all we had to sit hungry for 6 hours"

Pros: "Most of the crew were nice except for when I had to borrow pen from the two crews to fill out the form, both weren't willing to help. I was seated with somehow big guy and basically occupied half of my seat which was very uncomfortable for me to even move a little bit."
Cons: "Food service. Happy that meal is still being served."

Pros: "The flight crew was nice."
Cons: "The plane was delayed by more than 4 hours. I had activities planned for the afternoon and had to cancel those. There was nobody from Hawaiian at the gate or in the terminal. There was no reason given for the delay. I later found out they had come in late the day before and had no crew on hand to fly... very bad juju from hawaiian."

Pros: "The food"
Cons: "The seating arrangement took longer then my usual experiences but it wasn't horrific it's the only negative thing I have to say"

Pros: "The staff on Hawiian airlines are great. Very very polite and friendly. They make your flight very enjoyable."
Cons: "None"

Cons: "That I had to wait till I got to the airport to get seats close to my husband."

Pros: "Service was great. They are much friendlier and more helpful than other airlines. Seats were fairly comfortable and the snacks were nice (maui onion chips, hawaiian cookie with meal)."
Cons: "Before the flight, I spoke to an hawaiian airlines representative on the phone to confirm seats as I have an infant travelling with us. The person said because we have an infant, we could bring the travel seat and stroller on board for free. When we arrived at the gate, we were told that info is incorrect. Also all entertainment is charged. Would be nice if there was at least some basic in flight programming on the main screens."

Pros: "CREW WAS HELPFUL AND OBLIGING."
Cons: "IT WAS AN OVERNIGHT FLIGHT FROM DARWIN TO MELOURNE. THE 'SNACK' OF 2 PORK BOA BUNS AND JUICE/TEA/COFFEE OR AN APPLE AND SOME CRISPS, WAS POOR AND COULD DO WITH SOME IMPROVEMENT. RATHER UNSATISFACTORY."

Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."

Pros: "The service and entertainment provided"

Pros: "Some crew not attentive at all. Had to request a few times before service was provided. Seats comfortable enough."
Cons: "Some Crew a bit slack. And slow service"

Pros: "Arrived safely"
Cons: "Horrible check in process from Syd to Melb. Leaving No time to make flight Horrible transit through Melb - missed connecting flight back to sydney Overall not great"

Cons: "They all very much friendly staff and very helpful"

Pros: "Everything was fantastic!"

Cons: "Best flight ever all time"

Pros: "Crew were great - happy & fun. Seats 19B & C"

Pros: "Fast boarding and great entertainment."
Cons: "Food was sparse and water hard to come by. The ability of passengers in front to deeply recline their seats made the flight uncomfortable and claustrophobic."

Pros: "ENTERTAINMENT. ONE STAFF MEMBER DID HER BEST TO LOOK AFTER ME DUE TO THE TERRIBLE SEATING ISSUES."
Cons: "I REQUESTED AND WAS GIVEN A WINDOW EXIT SEAT AS I AM TALL. THE SEAT HAD NO WINDOW AND HAD A HUGE EXIT BARRIER IN FRONT OF ME SO IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. THE STAFF TOLD ME I HAD TO PUT MY SHOES BACK ON BECAUSE I WAS IN AN EXIT ROW. A DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBER SAID IT DIDNT MATTER"

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

Pros: "The seats were comfy."
Cons: "I booked through Budget Air and was initially online able to confirm seats and meals for my husband and I online with Qantas easily. Months out my flight was cancelled and I was rebooked onto a later flight that would have made us miss all of our transfers to our honeymoon on Fitzroy Island. Because I had booked through 'a 3rd party' Qantas refused to assist me. I managed to convince budget air to change our flights. We were moved to a jetstar flight from Melbourne to cairns. I had to confirm that this had occurred and go through multiple people online to reallocate seats and food options for my husband and myself again. Only my luggage allowance was carried across to jetstar and neither of our meal allowances were. When it came to online check-in with jetstar I could not check my husband in online only myself. I spoke to multiple people online who all confirmed they didn't know why or there was no problem and we should just present ID and check in in person. When we got to the airport Qantas had not transferred the e-ticket code across for my husband's booking and this is why we could not check him in online. The jetstar staff had to try to get his original booking code from Qantas. As it turned out I had to original booking code through budget Air in my hand and had to assert this information to staff. Flying back we were able to check in online fine with Qantas. Our boarding passes printed different sizes but did not present a problem when we dropped off our luggage. When we sent to check in the staff member couldn't get the smaller pass to read and my husband had to assert that he also had it on his phone. Despite all of my online conversations the aisle seat was allocated to me and not my husband who required it because of a medical condition and the flight was 30min delayed. We won't be traveling with Qantas or jetstar, or booking through budget Air again."

Pros: ":("
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("

Cons: "Flight attendant kept forgetting to turn the entertainment back on after an announcement. Flight attendant sounded unprofessional over PA Would like more snacks - savoury and sweet, instead of just savoury. Snack was not sufficient for a 3 hour flight landing at 9pm. Had to wait on plane while airbridge was brought to the plane so everyone could disembark - “they weren’t expecting the flight!!” Whole flight still waiting for luggage after 55 minutes of standing at carousel and only after 55 minutes an announcement to say handlers are tending to a departure and we have to wait another 10 minutes - a whole hour for luggage - take carry on only next time!!!! 4 flights collecting luggage from the one carousel!!"

Pros: "Quick boarding and friendly staff"
Cons: "Could not eat the in flight breakfast as both contained wheat (I’m coeliac)"

Pros: "Despite being fully booked, the 14 hour flight was peaceful and easy. Every seat had a pillow & blanket upon embarkation, the lights were dimmed after dinner and it wasn't difficult to sleep. Staff were very friendly & accommodating."
Cons: "Smallish serves of food (dinner & light breakfast) for a long flight"

Cons: "The entertaimnet headset socket was faulty and I had to hold the jack in a specific way so I could hear the vocal channels. Sometimes it just dropped out all together. Tried multiple headsets but having the socket and jack on the inside of the armrest where it was so easily knocked by you leg was so incredibly stupid and made it hard to get comfortable or move position in the seat. First time I've ever seen this on a plane. Ok, so Qantas got us there safely but the inflight movies its what makes it bearable."

Pros: "4 flights in 2 weeks Melbourne Cairns return & Melbourne Coolangatta return. Great staff induction from Qantas all flights were excellent"

Pros: "Nice friendly staff."
Cons: "The snack provided was very unhealthy, and they did not have any alcohol available."

Pros: "The fresh fruit platter choice for breakfast"
Cons: "No fresh towels to wash hands & face before being served food"

Cons: "Little more leg room required"

Pros: "Singapore airline best for Australia"

Cons: "The most uncomfortable chair I have even sat in, I arrived home 5 days ago and my back still hurts."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing not to like"

Pros: "The service, politeness of staff, the food."

Pros: "Mostly everything great."
Cons: "Leg room for me a bit small. Dinner a bit mushy."

Pros: "Staff were friendly."
Cons: "A tiny pla? A bumpy flight. You should get the heads up about such small planes."

Pros: "On time. Nice cup of tea and a bite to eat. Good entertainment if you have your own device (I did)."
Cons: "Entertainment system.took a while to connect to and dropped out a few times."

Pros: "I liked the service, the friendly cabin crews. The food was good. We had a bit of turbulence on the way but all good. Thank you QF"
Cons: "On this particular flight, we had to wait like 30 minutes to get our baggage. Maybe because of the rain but otherwise all was good. Thank you QF"

Pros: "Comfy flight. The staff were really helpful."

Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"

Pros: "I liked everything from crew to the plane"

Pros: "Little"
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Delayed no information"

Cons: "Bathrooms were disgusting, plane was dirty"

Pros: "The crew were so so friendly, as are most Australians, I've come to learn. I love the complimentary adult beverages!"
Cons: "I have no complaints that are unique to Qantas and this flight (cramped leg room, okay ish food, etc.)."

Pros: "I was accommodated excellently as I required wheelchair access and ease and comfort as I was recovering from major surgery. The return seating in upper level was most appreciated . A big thanks to the cabin crew especially Oscar."
Cons: "When I originally had to call to organise seating requirements and wheelchair access, I was in hold for 1.5 hours before I spoke to someone ."

Pros: "Thank you for keeping track of our luggage throughout the massive delays and rebookings."
Cons: "Gate staff at all locations seemed stressed, under informed and overwhelmed."

Pros: "Friendly cabin attendants"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"

Pros: "Nice aircraft and amenities."
Cons: "All 6 of my flights were delayed causing me to miss 2 connections. Had to pay for a hotel and arrived a day late to final destination. Agents, sales desk, all could care less."

Pros: "Great service, great food"

Pros: "We loved everything from check in to leaving the plane. They are a lovely bunch. Thank you, Qantas, for hiring wonderful staff members. We hope you treat them well."

Cons: "Delays at the airport Economy very uncomfortable Crappy food"

Pros: "Perfect flight, departure and arrival in time. Friendly team on board. Appreciate it! Thank you!"

Pros: "Flying to Qantas always enjoyable - staff always make for pleasant journey. Always happy to fly Qantas."
Cons: "One negative experience was that there was only 1hr 30mins between connecting flights. Between departing international flight - picking up luggage/toilet stop and clearing Immigration/Customs then catching bus between Qantas international domestic terminals we were racing to catch flight. As we arrived Qantas domestic terminal our names were being called over along with info the plane was awaiting our arrival. In my experience 2hrs is minimum time between connecting flights - otherwise good experience."

Cons: "Do you really need to be provided with a meal at 11pm just after departure? A decent snack pack would be a better get, and allow people to get to sleep."

Pros: "Friendly, helpful and professional crew which which always makes for a better overall experience."
Cons: "The crew seemed to have to spend much of their time as IT consultants assisting with iPads."

Pros: "Didn't have to pay for drinks, after 4pm policy!"
Cons: "Call what was server 'supper' didn't quite cut it. More like tiny heavily salted cardboard."

Cons: "See above"

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