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Top 5 airlines serving Sydney Kingsford Smith to United States

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

Cons: "Needs more variety of movies"

Pros: "Was able to get home toward Los Angeles with delays and change in plane so did not get proper seating as reserved."
Cons: "The plane was delayed from Tokyo to Los Angeles due to a pilot staffing issue. The plane stopped in Honolulu at 6:00AM in the morning and no staff was able to assist so they made everyone go through the run-around to have the luggage scanned for agriculture. Then they stated that even though we had pre-check, we did not qualify and the boarding pass was not issued with Honolulu to LAX. Over 5 hours delay and did not know that we could have stayed in Hawaii free room and meals. Terrible and one of the worst vacations ever for returning to the US. The food was not great."

Pros: "Very friendly and accommodating crew."

Pros: "It wasn't JAL it was American."

Pros: "The crew was organized and efficient."
Cons: "Entertainment: movie choices were limited."

Cons: "Seat cushion could use more cushioning. Larger portions of drinks served"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Good service"

Pros: "Perfect service, never had a more pleasant and attentive crew"
Cons: "Movies were pretty much still the same as 10 weeks ago. Not possible to sleep in the seat in premium economy right by the toilets and galley. Constant door clattering and toilet flushing. In other cabins the noise wasn't as bad, probably better insulated?"

Pros: "Service was excellent. Premium economy seats well worth the few extra $$."

Pros: "Seats, movies, comfort"
Cons: "No vegetarian options"

Pros: "Friendly, clean. Great movie selection."
Cons: "I wasn't allowed to reserve a seat - apparently they don't allow Kayak customers to reserve seats now. I was forced into a middle seat and was uncomfortable and dehydrated the majority of the trip. Nice girl at baggage check said she'd ask a manager to move me, and to let them know at the gate, but the people at the gate said no. I felt discriminated against because I didn't book through them and/or I'm not Japanese. They historically love to put mushrooms in their food, like a fetish. This left me with one choice for the entree - some version of oyakodon - eggs and chicken. In my box there were two enormous chunks of fat/skin and another unidentifiable part of the chicken, and about the amount of edible chicken as 1 1/2 nuggets from Chick-Fil-A. There was more lotus root than chicken, so basically I had a box of rice and scrambled eggs with garnish. For the second meal, it was the Yoshinoya gyudon - a small serving of thinly sliced beef with rice. If I bought this fresh at a Yoshinoya restaurant, it would cost about $3. It's the rough equivalent of serving you a McDouble - cheap and filling and a coin toss if you get stomach pains. I lost that coin toss. Unless there is a big fare difference or I find out that their reserved seat policies are changed, I will choose ANA or another carrier. I used to enjoy JAL, but I cannot abide by idiotic decisions that seemed designed to punish people for using 3rd-party booking sites or who are not Japanese."

Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."

Pros: "As expected everything was not overly done nor less of comfort and services. The food was Excellent quality and prepared with care. The airplane was new types and flew fast and smooth."
Cons: "The Kansai airport was huge and super fancy. Shere number of people were like the Zoo and its designed to move people through all the retail shops to get to my gate."

Pros: "Able to accommodate many dietary requirements and friendly crew"

Pros: "Attendants appeared intolerant and impatient. Not the pleasant courteous crew flying into Japan."

Pros: "Everything. Was just outstanding."
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "turbuance"

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

Pros: "the staff"

Pros: "As usual A1 service all the way!"

Pros: "There was more leg room than most airlines, friendly staff, and good movies and food selection."

Pros: "The JAL flight was great. Seats were comfortable and leg room was very good. Crew was excellent too and very attentive."
Cons: "The food was not good at all on this flight. My last flight on JAL in 2010 the food was excellent. Not sure what happened but the quality of the food has gone down and it was disappointing. Luckily had a bite at the airport before boarding to sustain us on this long flight."

Cons: "Seat was too hard"

Pros: "everything, the courtesy of the entire crew, the way they show care and respect and compassion to the passengers especially the seniors"
Cons: "flight delays"

Pros: "Flight attendants provide fantastic service with a smile. Business class meals are top notch."

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

Cons: "The father next to me that spilled two drinks on me. I didn't even get an apology. Beyond sold out plane too..."

Pros: "Everything was perfect! Thank you for a great experience!"

Pros: "The flight attendants are quick in services and with great manner. Cabin foods are generous, filled with variety and tasting the best among various international airlines that I have experienced between LAX and Taipei, Taiwan in the past ten years. The seat belt on light and bell were kept at minimal, in contrast to other airlines like EVA, China Airlines, Korean Airlines and United Airlines."

Pros: "Had Hindu vegetarian meals, which were good for airplane food and much better than the "standard" fare for the rest of the plane. The flight attendants were very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Space under the seat in front of me was very cramped - a large box for electronics got in the way and made it difficult to get into a comfortable position, which is tough for an 11-hour flight.. The plane was completely full, and my husband and I had to sit in separate rows - I was never able to switch the seats, even though I called several times and tried at the airport as well. Entertainment selection not as good as the American flight out. The JAL website (English version at least) is not very easy to use."

Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Slow check in at the airport"

Pros: "The flight attendants were very kind and attentive."
Cons: "A bit hard to get in and out of my seat 8A. But the seat and bed itself were comfortable."

Pros: "The cabin crew was professional, friendly and courteous. It's always refreshing to fly an Asian airline for the impeccable customer service. The 787 left me with minimal jet lag. The odd shaped pillows provided great back support."
Cons: "The seats were comfortable but old fashioned. The WiFi was spotty and it would have been nice to have Asian food options."

Pros: "Asian vegetarian meal"
Cons: "limited rest room facilities"

Pros: "Food"

Pros: "Good service and selection of movies.Boarding is orderly. Crew very courteous. . We have been flying JAL for a few times and never regret"
Cons: "Boeing 777 is not as attractive as the new 787.e.g. Ambient lighting, cabin noise control etc., are far more superior in the 787"

Pros: "Comfortable and spacious for economy class. Very helpful staff."
Cons: "If I have to be picky the movie selection didn't seem great."

Pros: "excellent foods and services, spacious seats, crews speak english, flight is landing is smooth"
Cons: "seats need a bit more padding"

Pros: "JAL ' service is nice."
Cons: "I didn't like MSG in food."

Pros: "the crews were very professional and caring. the food was the best of all so far"
Cons: "the only thing was this flight was delayed and we missed the flight at LAX, but JAL reserved a hotel room near by for us so that we were able to refresh ourselves and relax till the next flight. thank you JAL!"

Pros: "Good food, real silverware, blanket and pillow provided to economy class, crew offering water and tea through the cabin constantly but unobtrusively."
Cons: "Long, long flight, not much leg room."

Pros: "The service, food, entertainment, everything was perfect. Thanks so much"

Pros: "Great movie selection, food was decent, good beverage service, good temperature in the cabin, good leg room"

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: "The crew's attention to detail, service."
Cons: "Sort of bumpy flight."

Pros: "The people, let's be honest, the Japanese just have a genuine humble way about them, where they actually derive pleasure from providing quality service. In short, they are better human beings, and having a flight with them taking care of me, is a sort of heaven"
Cons: "Food quality."

Pros: "Japan Airlines was a pleasure, from beginning to end & in between. The flight attendants emulate joy in their service to others, they are observant to the clients' needs even before they are asked for help. In a long flight such as this was, it was obvious that they also tend to the comfort of the passengers by ensuring that the restrooms are always clean & presentable. Will fly them again whenever I have the opportunity."
Cons: "Can't say that I have ANY complaints at all!!"

Pros: "It was perfect!"

Pros: "Cheapflights ..I will book my ticket from you again.. I am so delighted."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Amazing service"

Pros: "Attentive crew !"

Cons: "add low carb meal option please!"

Pros: "Speeding of departure after boarding"
Cons: "Flight delayed again. Flight was delayed due to “preparations “ but the plane was at the gate for 3 hours before boarding. Did not make sense. Flight was warm in the plane."

Pros: "Loved the Kabuki actors used for safety instructional video - stay for the ending credits!"
Cons: "Boarding felt like a standing cattle call. Some - not all - stews acted as though they were insulted to have to provide food and beverage service, as though they were too tired and/or impatient to deal w/ economy class."

Cons: "Seat cushion could have been softer"

Pros: "Entertainment offerings were good."
Cons: "I booked the flight thinking it was with ANA , it was on United which is a full step below in quality. My bad!"

Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Disappointed with some of flight attendants. ANA used to provide best customer service."

Pros: "Service, crew, punctuality, plane, seats"
Cons: "Food, cold coffee and tea."

Pros: "Plenty of legroom in economy."
Cons: "Vegan food option unimaginative. Tomatoes used in every dish!"

Pros: "Great experience overall"

Pros: "The service was exceptional"

Pros: "I have An excellent services from two of stewardess on the plane her names is Miyuke if m not mistaken short hair always smiles she is an asset made me comfortable and kiyeke if am not mistaken up hair she is always smiling and has nice conversation. They’re appreciated. Keep improving ANA, i’ll Change to choose anytime to visit Asia country. Thank you."

Pros: "All."

Pros: "Friendly crew, great movie choices."
Cons: "Not a lot of left space, very full flight."

Pros: "Typical ANA quality. Bumpy flight but handled very well."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."

Cons: "Not enough space to put my luggages"

Cons: "Chose to fly directly across Pacific through multiple thunderstorms instead of routing through Alaska and Canada. Half of the flight was 4/5 level turbulence."

Pros: "Overall experience was excellent. Seating as spacious in economy as I have had in some airlines' premium economy. Food was fresh and quite tasty although nothing to rave about. The staff are always a delight on ANA."
Cons: "The Hollywood entertainment options were limited and not very interesting."

Cons: "The flight left late and it was extremely hot in the cabin. It was a good thing that our connecting flight was a couple of doors down or we would not have made it, we sat on the runway waiting for our turn"

Pros: "The meals were healthy Japanese meals with lots of vegetables"

Pros: "Crew and service were top notch. Everything done efficiently and flawlessly. Food was good. Flight was smooth and trouble free,"
Cons: "Nine hours in tight confinement just cannot be fun. There is no way that great service can fix the problem of being kept in an extremely small and uncomfortable space. Business and first class are unaffordable, so there is no solution. I'd fly more if it were not so painful."

Pros: "Excellent food. Very nice service."

Pros: "Clean, friendly and the 787 Dreamliner was great, be sleep with 2 different families little ones keeping me awake."

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Interior show signs of aging"

Pros: "In-flight service, in-flight entertainment, environment temperature"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Food and entertainment is great."
Cons: "The plane was a bit old, no bidet in the bathroom (the newer planes has it)"

Pros: "The leg space and the comfortable chair"
Cons: "The crew they hardly speak English but its ok"

Pros: "Very Comfortable Equipment"
Cons: "Vegetarian food options"

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, clean toilets"
Cons: "Flight attendant missed our breakfast and when reminded didn't even apologize. old aircraft"

Cons: "crew not able to understand English they can't speak also all announcements in Japanese crew speaking only in Japanese"

Cons: "Food took 3 hrs to get out. Movie selection was limited compared to other airlines"

Pros: "stewards very polite"
Cons: "seats uncomfortable"

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

Pros: "From communication on flight details to boarding to in-flight comfort, ANA rocked. The staff was so kind, seeing that we had what we needed. I didn't feel like a liability at all, and I think their approach to the work ensured a great flight experience for everyone."

Cons: "EVERY FRIGHT WAS DELAY, AND LOST BAGGAGE, AND MY SUITCASE WAS BROKEN!!!!"

Pros: "I've flown to Asia many, many times and NH is the best of all the carriers I've used."

Pros: "flight attendant in business not as nice as sfo to narita"

Cons: "My suitcase was "lost" in Tokyo/Narita on the way to Shanghai. Don't know what happened. Got my luggage two days later. This isn't Kayak's fault. ANA should've done something to make this right."

Pros: "Treated with respect and calmness."

Pros: "Cabin was clean and really comfortable seats. The crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The food provided was tasteless"

Pros: "Great movies!!"
Cons: "Terrible seats- difficult to find s confirtsble position."

Pros: "Young, pretty, and charming stewardesses. :-)"

Pros: "Boarding was easy and the crew and service were excellent. Overall, the food on this flight was also enjoyable."
Cons: "I find the 777 SFO -> Tokyo, and Tokyo -> SFO cabin gets too warm when trying to sleep. With a warm blanket provided, I would suggest keeping the cabin a bit cooler and providing extra blankets if people need them. Also the movie selection on ANA is not nearly as comprehensive as what United provides on international flights."

Cons: "Missed connecting flight due to delays from first flight"

Pros: "Entertainment/video options were good. I was upgraded to Economy Plus, which meant significantly more legroom and more comfortable seats."
Cons: "I could not chose my seat for this flight. It was a HUGE hassle. Flew with boyfriend and we were automatically put in seats that were 20 rows apart. We could not choose our seats online, or at airport. We had to wait until we were at the boarding gates, and all of the seats were taken."

Pros: "I bought two very expensive tickets and the seats were blocked by the pilot for his family, so my son had to travel in the simple business, that is a lot cheaper"

Cons: "No personal screens, and the United flight crew seemed very impatient with me and others."

Cons: "no"

Cons: "Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better."

Pros: "Free WiFi - was great and fast"

Pros: "The plane was great!"

Pros: "The economy seats are pretty comfy considering so many other airlines, however it does make it a bit difficult to eat with a knife and fork at meal times. But the idea of a recliner seat is great! Decent in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Maybe a little more space to be able to eat a little comfortably would help. But I can understand that it's an infrastructural change that might not be possible."

Pros: "As I was in premium economy it was of course amazing, however it was a very packed premium compared to my previous experience so wasn’t as comfortable but still amazing."
Cons: "The selection of movies currently was a bit lacking."

Pros: "Very friendly ground service staff member, lovely to be transferred to an earlier flight and my seating request was granted, flight service was also excellent."

Cons: "Do not ever forget or decide not to book a checked in bag on Air NZ when booking your ticket on line. You have a bag to check at the airport they will not tell you it is $30 or $40 but gouge you for $160au. That is a total rip off and they should be embarrassed to ask for that excessive amount."

Pros: "Generally Excellent."
Cons: "After years of traveling with a Personal Assitive device (many times on ANZ), the pilot refused to carry the device. It is still stuck in Sydney, although they say they will deliver to our home."

Pros: "The crew were very welcoming and made you feel special. The food was great! The burger was tremendous! The films very up to date."
Cons: "The seat is comfortable but doesnt recline enough, I dont like the fact that you need to flip the seat to get it flat, when is it flat its rock hard! Good on AirNZ for providing the foam mattress topper it helps. ButOnce its flat you cant really watch TV."

Pros: "A whole season of New Girl!"
Cons: "Was very crammed."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "No enough blankets when feeling cold"

Pros: "Staff were always happy and friendly"

Pros: "Pinot noir"
Cons: "No temp control, a little stuffy"

Cons: "Our family nearly missed the trip due to delayed from Melbourne"

Pros: "Very friendly and helpful staff"

Pros: "Inflight service and all round experience with Air New Zealand was excellent"
Cons: "Aircraft cabin way too hot on both jouneys"

Pros: "The entire experience is well thought out"

Pros: "Please read notes above -"

Pros: "So good! Food was excellent, entertainment system is fantastic! All good here!"
Cons: "There wasn’t a thing I disliked"

Pros: "this is Second times to use Air NZ to go to LA. before flight, they found technical problem, but ok .. nothing happen . Ground saffs helped us before on board . hope to use again ."
Cons: "generally nothing"

Pros: "Was a little more leg room... makes all the difference"
Cons: "Was pretfy much Ok"

Pros: "Most of the flight attendants were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "One of my pet dislikes would be when some passengers have oversized carryon luggage that take up all the room in the overhead compartment of their own and the next one! My bag was about 3 compartments in front of me, which I didn’t mind, until someone tried to claim my bag as theirs..."

Pros: "Cree"
Cons: "Cold flight Food average at best Overall nothing flash and nothing bad solid average"

Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "The chicken pasta meal was pretty dried out and terrible"

Pros: "Window seat liked it"
Cons: "About baggage didnt liked it... And no food too we didnt came across these to book it while booking tickets .. And passport recognization in sydney troubled a lot us for re checking and identification of our faces to passport ...it was irritating as if we r some wrong we did ..passport photo was without usage or somehow it was like dat not clear picture of us... Maybe due to moist it was like dat...no one was listening to us and made us to wait for long time ."

Pros: "Friendly team on board"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Having to pay for aisle seats. Constantly having to ask for more toilet roll. Forced to have non vegetarian food!"

Pros: "I was feeling motion sick and several flight attendants went out of their way to help me feel better. I wish I knew their names as I would specifically mention them, but I really appreciate everything they did for me during that time."
Cons: "Allow passengers to choose if they want a vegetarian meal."

Pros: "Friendly crew, timely response, food was nice"

Pros: "Friendly, polite helpful"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Appearance of plane"
Cons: "Attitude of attendant. Worst landing of 4 flights going from USA to auckland"

Pros: "Smooth operation once onboard"
Cons: "Boarding sequence mix-up"

Cons: "Not enough room"

Pros: "On-time flights."

Cons: "Delayed by 45 minutes"

Pros: "Cabin attendants kind, friendly"

Pros: "Good lleg room in the aircraft. Friendly service."

Pros: "Happy helpful crew"
Cons: "Slow to board and no gate on arrival. Had to be bused to terminal and waited ten minutes for the bus to arrive."

Cons: "Temperature on the plane kept shifting from freezing cold to too hot."

Cons: "It was unpleasantly cold in the cabin, blowing cold wind at it could not be better"

Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The service and entertainment. And blankets to keep you warm because it does get cold on the plane."
Cons: "Small seats, no room."

Pros: "The vegetarian meals were delicious. Thanks."

Pros: "Did get noticed that the flight was cancelled and appreciate keeping me informed on that."

Pros: "Good with kids Clean new planes"

Pros: "Air NZ is the best Airline."

Pros: "Brand new plane, great leg room in coach. My next suggestion would be to buy "sky couch""

Pros: "The crew was Ok, friendly but not overly friendly. Just professional."
Cons: "Its just a long flight and economy is just not comfortable to sleep in. Get business."

Cons: "To much time delay on flyith"

Pros: "Crew was very helpful"

Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Qatar’s food is great! Feels like five star dining. Attendants are helpful and friendly."

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

Pros: "Boarding its took along , food it's bad"

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

Pros: "Everything was GREAT!"

Cons: "Entertainment on the Boeing 777 suffered from access problems"

Pros: "On time. No problems"

Cons: "Internet bad"

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

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

Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Everything."

Pros: "I had never heard of Qatar Airways before I booked a 24hr flight to and from Sydney, Australia. I only did this on the suggestion from a friend that stated Qatar Airways was "alright". So for the price I thought what the heck! I was extremely pleased with the service from the cabin crew. They are always polite, professional, and well trained compared to my previous favorites Delta and Lufthansa. The seats were comfortable (as comfortable as Economy and 24hours of flying can be), the entertainment and aircraft were state of the art, and the food was outstanding for airline food. If I get the chance in the future I will definitely choose Qatar Airways for long trips."
Cons: "Other rude or snotty passengers taking up the crews time and attention for no reason. But as I stated in the "positive" side of this review, the crew handled these impolite individuals with a smile and polite attitude. Kudos to Qatar Airways."

Pros: "Extra leg room, very courteous crew, and pretty decent food. What’s not to like? I have had only very good experiences with Qatar so far."

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."

Pros: "Very affordable flights, good value for money. Most of the journey from Sydney to Oslo (via Doha) went qiluite smoothly)."
Cons: "The only thing I didn’t like about the experience was the fact that you can only check in one piece of luggage on economy class, and one very sour individual at the gate when boarding."

Pros: "quick eficient"
Cons: "long flight"

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

Pros: "Very comfortable wii sleeping compartment"

Pros: "Comfortable, on time"

Cons: "The planes weren't as comfortable as others I've been on like the double deckers of Emirates. Their economy class was NOTHING special. Everyone talks about how superior Qatar is, but I found nothing special about it...the seats, the food, the entertainment were all basic and nothing fancy. The crew, while very sweet, seemed inexperienced and green to me..but they were lovely and that's all that ultimately matters."

Pros: "Boarding was quick and I liked that they didn’t make many announcements which can often keep passengers awake when they’re trying to sleep. Lights were kept off for the duration of the 14 hour flight which was good."
Cons: "I felt that the service was slow and the food was poor. Water was not offered during the flight as is the norm with other airlines. Toilets should be cleaned more regularly. Advertising at the beginning of the inflight entertainment became very repetitive when watching short tv shows."

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

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

Cons: "Some crews are not accommodating."

Cons: "the wifi was average at best. I get that we there are limitations...but if the service is going to be this poor, make it free & unlimited."

Cons: "Front row with a toddler meant that we couldn't lift the armrests up and get her to lay down. She had to lie on the floor, but when we hit some turbulence, we had to wake her and sit her back up with us. The second part of the leg was much better as we were on a normal row seat"

Pros: "same"
Cons: "same"

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

Pros: "Good service, plenty of entertainment options, modern aircraft."

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

Pros: "Stewardess (Thai origin) - can't recall her name... Simi something or another... was very helpful... great experience!"

Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "Not that there is much to be done, but the passengers behind me had a small child and continued to ask me to move my seat and asked the flight attendant to ask me to move my seat up as well so that she and her grandson could have more room. However the gentleman in front of me had his seat back, so I was fairly uncomfortable for most of the 13 hour flight."

Pros: "SPECIALLY THE CREW SERVICE EXCELLENT"

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

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

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

Pros: "Qatar is not glitzy. Better than that, it was straightforward and relaxed and comfortable. Crew was pleasant and helpful."

Pros: "The crew, they were very pleasant and good about taking care of our needs."
Cons: "The middle console video went out on my husband at the end of the flight, while he was watching a movie. This also happened on the earlier flight from Singapore to Doha."

Pros: "everything!"

Pros: "I was incredibly impressed with the on board crew. They were kind, efficient, courteous, thoughtful, and charismatic. They made the LONG flight enjoyable and extra comfortable. :)"

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

Pros: "Crew Boarding"
Cons: "Food Not so comfy"

Pros: "Boarding on time. Crew was very nice except food option."
Cons: "My wife didn't get veg food she is looking for. We asked crew and they said they don't have."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "price and comfort"

Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "I am hard of hearing. It would be appreciated it you would offer more movies with English subtitles."

Cons: "Very cramped space on a 14 hr flight. Very slow food & drink service. Toilets were dirty No opportunity to choose seats despite checking in online the day before - we were allocated 2 adjacent seats but there were none others shown as available on the entire aircraft."

Pros: "I like the ability to have an upgraded seat, and also the staff is very kind and warm"
Cons: "They really need to try and put a passengers with small children or infants in one part of the plane. These parents aren’t held to any modicum of manners or basic respect for the other passengers around them. If I say something I’m the awful person, when I paid the same amount if not more than that awful child who kicked the back of seat and screamed the whole 5 hrs home. I’m not talking new parents navigating a baby and crying, that’s gonna happen. I am talking about the hideous humans who have decide to have children and check out on being a parent. It’s effing miserable."

Pros: "The crew were very nice and service was very good, the extra comfort seats have a lot of legroom which is great. Will definitely fly with Hawaiian again in the future."

Pros: "Smooth, comfortable, wonderful staff and nice meals/snacks/ selection of movies."

Cons: "New app for entertainment"

Cons: "There was very little room so I couldn’t relax and sleep."

Pros: "Complimentary items"
Cons: "Purchased headphones for a screen that didn’t work."

Pros: "Very helpful staff during check in. Great flight attendants . Bathrooms in plane clean"

Pros: "Being served a meal, snacks and a cocktail throughout the flight was great"
Cons: "No entertainment on flight. Having to download and app only viewable on phone or tablet is a pain. On top of that you have to pay for it"

Pros: "Lots of space for coach passengers and I’m 6’2”."
Cons: "None of the snack or meal options were vegan"

Pros: "Hawaiian is just full of kind people and good vibes."

Pros: "I was attended to without being bothered, fed and watered often."

Cons: "Having to pay for movies"

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "Comfort, lack of entertainment, old plane"

Pros: "Travel process"
Cons: "Boarding process"

Pros: "The Service, crew and flight were all good, very good landing."
Cons: "The flat bed seating was uncomfortable, I was squashed up and happy to get out of the seat on arrival. I was seated in 1C"

Pros: "The crew was super friendly and helpful."

Pros: "Hawaiian reminds me what it was like flying in the good old days. Complimentary cocktails keeps it classy"
Cons: "Entertainment was rentable ipads so basically nonexistent. Hardly a deal breaker since we all have our own these days."

Pros: "Everyone was very nice and I was impressed that they actually feed us"

Pros: "Hawaiian Air crews deliver better service in a more professional manner than most others. We had a difficult group of passengers causing a delay upon boarding. The crew took care that well."
Cons: "Domestic air travel in the USA has generally lost it's way. The costomer experience can be negatively influenced at so many points during the average trip. On this flight, other passengers (one family) with disgusting manners, smelly carry on food and generally poor attitudes, made it a captive experience. The crew were the bright spot. An airline can't help that much but, can mitigate the damage and the employees did that. You have very good people."

Pros: "Left on time"

Pros: "As I indicated it was OK!"

Cons: "They lost our luggage."

Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "Lighting on plane not very good"

Pros: "love the fact that they offer meal service!"
Cons: "you have to pay for movies"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Excellently"

Pros: "Had no problem this time. Going nonstop was the way to go"

Pros: "The flight staff was amazing! It is really hard to fly 15 hours in one day but each flight was filled with amazing flight attendants and pilots!"

Pros: "On time n early arrival"

Cons: "Sure don't like paying for baggage and watching movies! Those items should both be free!!!!!"

Pros: "Agent at check-in was very friendly and efficient. Kudos."
Cons: "Could not check-in with mobile app (on iPhone)."

Cons: "Seats are too small and cramped, No games"

Pros: "I loved how my luggage was there right away."
Cons: "So little space when seats in front recline."

Cons: "The snack that they served was a joke period"

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "They fed us which was great!"

Pros: "On time, courteous."

Cons: "All entertainment except Hawaiian music was costly. Only drinks and snacks were offered for free"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Have to pay to watch TV and/or Movies Have to pay for a pillow and/or blanket Have to pay for headphones"

Pros: "Smooth ride. Thank you!"

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Window seat, seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "No complimentary movies or shows. Plus, movies were $8, very very expensive."

Pros: "friendliness of staff and Captain"

Pros: "Pretty quick...pilot was doing 599mph for most of the way!"

Cons: "Too strong a/c. So cold."

Pros: "Very courteous staff."

Pros: "loved the staff!"

Pros: "Attentive and friendly!"

Pros: "The flight was comfortable, food was provided, trash was quickly removed, the attendants were kind and accommodating. It was one of the best flights I have taken recently."

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