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High season

JanuaryMost popular time to fly (18% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

R12 015(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

R12 418or less

Good deal one-way

R13 608or less

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  • High season is considered to be December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is September.
  • Morning departure is around 11% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving Buenos Aires to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7,9
Turkish Airlines
Overall score based on 23 111 reviews
7,8
Boarding
7,8
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
7,9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Very professional and polite crew"

Pros: "The staff the staff the staff. They made the trip so enjoyable. The A330-300 aircraft was smooth and silent. Very impressed"
Cons: "The seats in business class were not as soft as they could be but very impressed overall and good value for the cost of the business class ticket"

Pros: "The service was excellent, staff helpful and understanding."
Cons: "No business class priority boarding, no assistance available with transfer."

Cons: "Why were they first from the Turkish Airlines staf to puschese new tickets and pay out of packet"

Pros: "overall, service was great"
Cons: "seats are too narrow"

Cons: "They didnt load a special meal (child) that I had requested for my two year old. Luckily we had packed extra food. They returned that car seat all wet at SFO. Didn't even have the decency to put a plastic cover on it. Overall I found the crew lacking any warmth and the service was mediocre at best. The food was below average. Overall highly disappointed. I had assumed that Turkish would be like it's other middle Eastern airlines line Emirates or Qutar but they are not. I would take my business elsewhere"

Pros: "Turkish A/L always professional and efficient."
Cons: "Unmanaged two-year olds crying throughout the 10-hour flight. Will avoid IST going forward as well. Chaotic airport with little or no management present. Had to wait through SIX separate lines for a simple flight transfer. Had the body scans TWICE. Ridiculous. Nearly missed my 10-hour flight to Chicago."

Cons: "Options for vegetarians were not really good."

Cons: "Total chaos during boarding..no organization"

Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was great."
Cons: "There was no USB ports to keep a phone charged. There was no power outlets between seats to keep a phone charged."

Pros: "First leg (Mia to Instanbul) crew was excellent!"
Cons: "second leg (Istanbul to Johannesburg) crew were rude!!!"

Pros: "great selection of movies"
Cons: "heat, small seats."

Pros: "Good service and very smooth flight"

Pros: "Service, food, staff—all excellent!"
Cons: "The cabins on both flights were too warm."

Pros: "Great service in the airplane plus they offer some amenities like slippers, tooth paste and toothbrush, they offer you wet towels to clean and refresh yourself during he flight. Really good."

Pros: "The food and entertainment were okay."
Cons: "The staff was rude. The entertainment consoles didn’t work well."

Pros: "Organized and well prepared. No attitude from the flight attendants. Everything went smooth as it should be. We left a bit late and we got on time. Pilots exelled."

Cons: "Very disorganized the gate checking, staff ne d hospitality training . You ESP not have time for your queries and concerns . They are always in a hurry to finish talkign to you . Poor hygiene. The bathrooms are very dirty and has nomjand soap to wash your hands . Male staff in board come across unpolite. ingelt inwelcomed by the male flight attendant port side at the back.?"

Pros: "Good entertainment system with lots of options."
Cons: "The plane was uncomfortably warm throughout the (long!) flight, which made it difficult to get any rest."

Pros: "The staff is awesome and made the trip comfortable. I aldo liked how quickly we boarded!"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and the plane was very clean!"
Cons: "Did not love the choices of comedy shows on the in flight entertainment"

Cons: "Expedia has doubled charged me for this flight and do not reimburse. You can't issue two seats for only one person. It's a scam."

Pros: "Happy staff"

Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Was late"

Pros: "Good and comfortable"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "It was nice"
Cons: "Food was not that nice"

Pros: "Once again an extremely enjoyable experience. will continue to fly Turkish air"

Pros: "Outstanding service Excellent food Adequate entertainment Seat recline was good for economy"
Cons: "For a long flight (8+ hours) legroom on this Airbus was quite cramped Again poor boarding announcements resulted in very chaotic boarding process"

Pros: "-"
Cons: "How come a Business Class doesn't have sleeping masks? Unbelievable."

Pros: "The security measures"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I eventually arrived at the destination."
Cons: "Difficult to communicate with cabin crew due to lack of English. Flight was delayed by 1 hour. General atmosphere on plane was chaotic I think due to the small plane and length of flight as large numbers of people needed to use toilets."

Cons: "The veg food is quiet bland"

Pros: "Overall services include catering. Flight attendants were very kind"
Cons: "Limited leg space. Boarding process at Mumbai airport was very bad, not at all systematic and arranged."

Pros: "Boarding was on time, the crew was helpful."
Cons: "The entertaintment screen at my seat wasn't able to play videos. The comfort would be excellent if there would be a foot support."

Pros: "Not trying to be flattering here but it really is a good airline."

Pros: "Stuffs are really friendly and helpfully Good service and very good food"

Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was above average. The in-flight crew was fine, although not particularly gracious or kind."
Cons: "Thankfully I did not have to interact with the flight crew or on-ground customer service very much, especially after my flight from San Francisco to Istanbul (which was an absolute nightmare)."

Pros: "Turkish canceled my return because I had the bad luck to miss the conection flight , I had to buy another ticket in another airline and even that they fined me"

Pros: "The variety of films on show was decent"
Cons: "The crew skipped our aisle whilst delivering the toiletry bags, some announcements were made purely in Turkish without regard to English passengers. The boarding gate from Istanbul was opened much later than the advertised times."

Cons: "in a previous email we explained that by the time we arrived at the gate in Sao Paulo, the airline refused our boarding the plane and said only "we don't like Kayak". We never boarded the plane and there was a credit to our credit card, so why are you asking how our flight went?"

Pros: "When we arrived at the gate we were told they did not have us in the system and the one gate attendant told us that the airline did not like Kayak. We were then forced to stay in the airport hotel at a rate of almost $200.00 as we were unable to secure a flight on a different airline until the next day"

Pros: "on time, pleasant flight"
Cons: "no issues"

Pros: "excellent food, service"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "The grew was not very happy almost upset perhaps they were tired the ladies were okay but one of the men was very moody and unpleasant to be around"

Pros: "The stewardesses, the food, the entertainment. The dynamic lightning during the flight. The move to get others on the flight to shut their windows for a while so that the rest of us could get some rest."
Cons: "I'm a tall person, so if at some point accommodations could be made to maybe increase the leg pace by a few inches between eats, it would be greatly appreciated."

Cons: "Staff was a bit rude"

Cons: "Late baggage"

Pros: "The seats were actually comfy in economy. My layover was cheery at the Istanbul Airport."
Cons: "You cant be worried too much about time...had a tight connection = detached from luggage. Fixed the next day."

Pros: "They didn't want to go to work today. And it's your fault. So they will punish you."

Pros: "Crew was fantastic!"

Pros: "Smooth and easy flight"
Cons: "Food and drinks served late"

Cons: "No complaints. Good vegan food."

Pros: "Very amazing"
Cons: "Good"

Cons: "Flight was canceled from Newark to Monachium then coming back plane from Krakow was late and I had to spend night in Monacoum . I arrived to Newark on Tuesday instead of Monday horrible trip all together ☹️"

Pros: "Seating, Entertainment, Food"

Pros: "Lufthansa is a friendly airline but was unable to help with our problem because I had booked through Kayak."
Cons: "When I presented my passport at the counter to receive my boarding pass, I was told my passport needed to be over 3 months before expiration. It expires January 14, 2019. It is not written on the passport, nor mentioned during booking. I’ve been to Latvia four times previously and never heard this requirement. I cancelled the flight with Lufthansa who said I must call Kayak who gave me another number to call and that number then sent an email that said there was a $350 rebooking fee for each ticket, IF they decided I was eligible for rebooking. Yes, we got a great rate, but looks like wasted $ now. I will book directly with the airline in the future to ensure the ability to rebook."

Pros: "I am always amazed how Lufthansa gets it right."
Cons: "Legroom was tide. When the person in front of you put their seat down you feel like ham in a sandwich."

Cons: "The cabin crew ignored my repeated calls for service. I willing gave up my seat so a couple could sit together with their kid and sat behind my wife and kids to be nice. They than reclined the seat back and my seat was broken do I asked them to put the seat forward and they ignored me. I informed the cabin crew that they weren't being considerate after all I gave up my seat to them. The cabin crew told me I could leave my 4 yest old and 3 year old alone and move to a new seat."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "The rolls that came with the food. Too hard - not fresh enough. No big deal, just saying...."

Pros: "Lufta Hanza canceld the flight"

Pros: "Food, drink, viewing options on the personal monitor."
Cons: "The seats are terrible! Too small and way too close together!"

Pros: "The service was outstanding!"
Cons: "Someone stole my phone charger :("

Cons: "You are asking me about a flight that we did not take. We called to cancel it."

Cons: "Delayed by two hours. Made me miss my connection. Also it is far too cramped for anyone who is tall. We need more leg room"

Pros: "Excellent crew, provided beverages constantly, meals were very good for airplane food, seats were comfortable for most of the 9.5 hours. Entertainment selections were more than adequate. Even the babies were quiet !!!"
Cons: "TV screens did not function consistently, had to be reset a couple of times. Plane was late boarding (but made up most of the time). Had to go through security a second time even though it was a connecting flight. Luggage got crushed in a carousel pile-up and took a long time to come out."

Cons: "Need AC outlets and better WIFI"

Pros: "Comfort and space"
Cons: "Plane was scheduled to depart at 10:30 and didn't leave ground until 11:40, unacceptable."

Pros: "nice clean plane"
Cons: "the wifi is free but doesn‘t work. flynet app didn‘t pair"

Pros: "Boarding and timeliness"
Cons: "Entertainment system on 2 out of 4 flights didn't work well. Only 1 of the earphones worked on my seat, practically useless. Crew was grumpy the whole time, and food was average at best."

Pros: "Food was good. Flight was on time, everything went smoothly"

Pros: "Great price, great airlines, easy flight....I few LAX to Geneva."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly"
Cons: "The food was not that great"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Water was spilled on me by flight attendant. Luggage was left in Frankfort. Did not have clothes or medications, or daily necessities. Must wait 1 1/2 days to get luggage"

Cons: "The flight was transferred to a smaller plane, either because there were few passengers (the first story we heard) or because of mechanical problems on the original craft (the second story). Business class was oversold as a result, and boarding was delayed for an hour while they waited for enough BC passengers to accept 800 euros for the downgrade to economy plus. They repeatedly threatened to cancel the flight rather than raise the offer. Eventually enough knuckled under and we were allowed to leave. Some no doubt missed connections because of this petty brinkmanship. The funny coda is that because the plane was so undersold, anyone in economy that wanted their own row could have one, while economy plus was packed with the embittered and downgraded."

Pros: "Friendly staff aND the economy seats aren't too cramped"

Pros: "Service is good, you actually get food and drinks, thanks for that."
Cons: "The seats in the economy class are too small. Not once did I have someone sitting next to me who could actually fit in his seat. They weren't particularly large people, just average men but their arms were in my space all the time. Also if I drop something, I cannot pick it up, there's no room. For transatlantic flights the seats should be bigger."

Pros: "Crew was very courteous and efficient"
Cons: "Seats were too small. I noticed my neighbor was a fat big woman and she was occupying part of my seat and arm rests so I couldn't move because she was almost on top of me. It was a very unconfortable journey."

Pros: "On Time / Comfortable short flight"

Pros: "Boarding to exit all went smooth"
Cons: "Air was sometimes stale"

Cons: "The on board entertainment sucks you need to upgrade"

Cons: "The cabin got a little hot during the night and made it hard to be comfortable. Also, the seats lean pretty far back so I had little room in front of me when the person sitting in front of me leaned their seat all the way back."

Pros: "On my going flight MSP to Frankfurt, I had a normal seat and as a tall person, it was miserable. The seats were so tight I had to have my legs in the aisle and constantly stand just to make it. On the return I was given an exit row and it was quite nice."
Cons: "Condor is a reduced price airline so I was not expecting a large amount of entertainment. But only two free movies was a little bit extreme. The music selection was good."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Not a thing"

Cons: "Lufthansa sharing code with United wasn't pleasant at all."

Pros: "Taking off was good"
Cons: "Landing was a little bit stressful. But still ok."

Pros: "Great Crew excellent service"
Cons: "Row seats not comfortable"

Cons: "It was delayed by 9.5 hours!!!!!"

Pros: "Courtesy and friendliness of staff."
Cons: "The cheapo headphones"

Pros: "on time great food extra legroom seat"
Cons: "movies sucked"

Pros: "Restrooms on lower level a first for us. No waiting or lines In aisles . Entertainment selection decent."
Cons: "Reclining in seats not adequate for sleeping; very difficult to be comfortable."

Pros: "Munich airport is convenient and boarding went smoothly"
Cons: "This was an SAA plane, not Lufthansa. I have only had excellent service on Lufthansa. This flight again did not have a functioning entertainment system. I asked for this to be addressed and the SAA crew ignored the request and in the morning looked surprised to find out that several of the TV monitors had not worked at anytime on the flight. Not impressed."

Pros: "I want to have it. I was expecting a serious and major company as yourself to provide it in a 3.t hours flight. This is how low cost / charters looks like."
Cons: "I area where we did the check-in is horrible. I understand there are security issues but in Frankfurt airport it is much better then Munich and I expect you to find the answer how to have both needs."

Cons: "2 hours late"

Pros: "Crew worked hard to make the journey pleasant, including the second crew for my connection to New York JFK, a much longer flight. Even some of the food was edible."

Pros: "Crew inside the plane was lovely."
Cons: "The crew woman that assist us in Barcelona Airport counters for the check-in was really rude asking very personal question that I still don't understand why and questioning our passports without any reason. My partner and I felt very uncomfortable and that was a totally unnecessary situation. After that everything was totally great during the flight."

Pros: "The flight crew was wonderful! Friendly and really attentive the whole trip!"

Pros: "Very nice staff."
Cons: "Boarding could has been smoother."

Pros: "The TV system"
Cons: "Can't check in on your website"

Cons: "Flight attendants were very attentive. Plentiful food and drinks with several choices. Pillow, blanket, headphones provided. Individual monitors with choice of movies television music games and more. USB port for charging. Smooth flight, on time. Bid for an upgrade option is nice."

Cons: "Exiting passengers from the rear exposed the entire flight as people had to walk past those seated from the back to front. Great social distancing and we'll done British Airways"

Pros: "No and no."
Cons: "Very crowded in.club class. Way lower standard for business class as compared to the other airlines."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and everything was perfectly on time!"

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Very old entertainment system"

Cons: "4 hs delay"

Pros: "The flight was on time and landed early"
Cons: "The bags could have come out earlier and the food could be better"

Cons: "I made a mistake in my daughter's surname while booking online, BA refused ro change it at check-in and forced me to buy a new ticket for her."

Pros: "Leg room fantastic"

Pros: "The crew were very attentive and there was a large variety of in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "I am not a heavy set guy but the seats were unreasonably close to each other, this meant that when you eat a meal your elbows push into your sides making it hard to bring food to your mouth."

Cons: "Direct flights to and from South Africa to USA not via Middle East"

Cons: "Very narrow seats"

Pros: "The crew, the food and the smooth journey."

Pros: "Good connection in London, very fast."
Cons: "It was really very cold in the BA to London flight."

Cons: "Seating is a big problem. I am only 192 cm tall and cannot really fit my legs into the space. Have them out in the corridor"

Pros: "That the flight was on time."
Cons: "not applicable."

Cons: "Seat was broken. Reclines without requesting. Tray also needs attention. Seat 15C"

Pros: "Quick boarding."
Cons: "Nothing. Pretty good for a short trip."

Cons: "the onboard entertainment is a very old system based on small unpractical screen. Mine was also broken. My meal came, twice, with no cold drinks. I had to call the crew but did not answer all the times. When they came, they brought the wrong drink."

Cons: "Better business class seats"

Pros: "Crew very pleasant, professional and friendly."
Cons: "Tired and dated cabin; seats extremely uncomfortable causing severe back pain. In flight entertainment very old fashioned with small low resolution screens."

Cons: "Delayed, twice!"

Pros: "New Years flight... very special. Great staff and grear entertainment on board"
Cons: "The flight data was not showing... could have been interesting especially on a New Years flight"

Pros: "This was a charter by BA. Airbus A320 with amazing legroom. Was slightly annoyed by them not having coffee ( to wake me up for the drive home) but I suppose I get why they weren’t serving hot beverages."
Cons: "The beverages thing above."

Cons: "Don’t like the business class seating configuration. The entertainment system played up and only worked in half the cabin. They tried to fix it without success"

Pros: "The A380 is roomy with large overhead bins. Its quiet and smooth. Flight was on time!!"
Cons: "It was impossible to select a seat in advance. I could not even get to seat selection at online checkin. It was very frustrating. When I went to BA in London and Los Angeles they said it was responsibility of AA and when I went to AA in London & Los Angeles they referred me back to BA. Why can I not choose seats like on other airlines????"

Pros: "BA in South Africa run a clean efficient airline. Planes are new crew well trained and food is good."
Cons: "Preseating totally random no matter your status. Booked state of my choice well in advance and was presented at the back of the plane on check-in"

Pros: "I liked that we landed 30 minutes in advance for both flights to and back, compared to the other parallel flight via SAA which was delayed 2 hours when we arrived back."
Cons: "I didn't like the cheese roll I asked for as the whole roll and cheese was literally stuck to the bottom and parts of the bottom of the roll were mushy. The staff were professional but lacked personality and seemed a little hollow."

Pros: "I liked the seats that I got. Staff were friendly and it was a comfortable flight overall."
Cons: "There wasn't enough drinks (water etc) coming around after meals."

Pros: "They upgraded me to business class"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Food was tasty"
Cons: "Was delayed"

Pros: "Thank you for your attention and very good service"
Cons: "TV Monitors absolutely obsoletes, very old, bud definition"

Pros: "Quick and efficient boarding."
Cons: "The way that the crew (both in economy on right of plane) spoke to, and handled sensitive situations with several of the passengers in a loud and rather rude manner. This is not the British way that I have been accustomed to on previous BA flights, and is rather upsetting. The crew were very abrupt in general, and did not have that seasoned and polite demeanor which I expect from BA."

Pros: "BA moved me on to the Kulula flight without any fuss and gave me a meal voucher."
Cons: "I got to the airport to find that my 19:15 flight had been delayed to 22:15. I hadn't received any notification from BA and still do not know the reason for the delay. The only other option available was for BA to put us on the 20:20 Kulula flight to Lanseria and then shuttle us from Lanseria to OR Tambo. It really is not pleasant to get back home so late on a week night and not even be given any warning or any reason for the huge delay."

Pros: "Crew were excellent. Very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Boxes under the seat in front took up legroom (but it did ensure good entertainment options). Could have offered some more drinks."

Pros: "The staff was great, friendly, helpful and professional."
Cons: "I thought the food lacked imagination, was skimpy and too hot. I burned my mouth several times. I really do not like having to pay for a booked seat. I have special needs at my age and so booking early is how I typically make sure I can access the bathrooms easily without climbing over sleeping passengers. I picked flight for the price, but in the end I should have stuck with Delta, KLM and Air France and got the extra miles as with seat bookings and only one bag allowance, what I ended up paying did not make it worth it. Oh well, live and learn. Seats were tight, anyone bigger than me would have really struggled."

Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew"
Cons: "My wife and I having to sit in separate seats when there were seats available next to each other. Being charged excess baggage when one suitcase was weigh under weight"

Pros: "All the normal stuff of flying domestic."
Cons: "The way that my brand new suitcase was damaged on the flight and BA just said that handles are excluded from bag damage. Thus, they can do what ever they want with your bag's handles, manhandle it and not take any responsibility. My suitcase was clearly damaged by the way it was handled since i booked it in till i received it again and they just said sorry...there is nothing we can do for you!!! Now that is is poor customer service."

Pros: "I have physical limitations and required assistance stowing overhead luggage and help getting out of seat. Crew were terrific. Wheelchair assistance also great. Travels on my own."

Pros: "Made up for time due to a big tail wind"
Cons: "Took off late and had to wait 45 minutes for luggage"

Pros: "Flight was on time,actually ahead of time."
Cons: "Aircon was not efficient. Very hot in the plane."

Pros: "Welcoming crew"
Cons: "Too warm, one of the seats did not recline fully, very poor choice of entertainment"

Pros: "The space on the A380 is nice, comfortable seats, and the crew was very considerate"
Cons: "No between meals drinks (like water, etc.) or snacks left out on this 11 hour flight. The seats are still a bit close together... for the comfort of a long legged man behind me, I was not really able to recline my chair at all."

Pros: "I'm a regular flier. I'm a British Airways Gold Member and inflight a lot. Best Cabin Crew Hands Down."

Pros: "Aside from the typically narrow seats, the service included all the hallmarks of higher-tier service, such as hot towels, cloth napkins, a good meal, and so on. The crew was attentive, as well."

Pros: "Timely."
Cons: "The airplane was really old. The screens wouldn't start for a really long time. Very, very few options for movies and the screen and sound had terrible quality. Food was not really good."

Pros: "Staff was extremely friendly"
Cons: "Seats were too close and comfort was hard for the long flights. I wish premium economy was better explained to one world partners prior to booking so there would be access to better seats."

Cons: "$100 just to choose a seat ? $100 for a 2nd bag? A Kellogg's bar for breakfast? Shame on them."

Pros: "Strong tailwind brought us in 30mins ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Nothing. Was a smooth and friendly flight. Cabin crew were courteous and efficient."

Cons: "Took forever to serve cold drinks and food. Said we were going to have a short flight due to tail wind so they would not serve hot drinks. Mean while we landed at the expected time of arrival."

Pros: "Great food. Ground staff were very accommodating."
Cons: "Flight crew attitude. Cramped seating."

Cons: "After so much money given to private airlines from the government to mitigate their loses during the pandemic, they are still packing their planes back to back. It should be a law to forbid more than two passenger per sit row leaving the middle seat empty, unless they're in the same reservation."

Pros: "Most things were fine, it left on time, seats were as expected etc."
Cons: "I had to check my carry on because they ran out of room on the plane way too early- a lot of us had to check carry ons. Crew in second flight- one lady was rather miserable with her attitude in general. The rest of the crew was great."

Pros: "Comfortable fast trip"
Cons: "Perfect"

Pros: "The inflight entertainment that’s all"
Cons: "Better crew and food"

Pros: "Quick boarding and deplaning process"
Cons: "Offer free wifi instead of charging."

Pros: "Good flight, nice staff."
Cons: "Food not the greatest and flight over-crowded."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The United leg SFO-EWR was 3 jours delayed so we called SAS which changed us to an Icelandair flight. But at that flight they say we never had seats. By then SAS has closed and won’t help us. Also, we find out from United agent that SAS wrecked our booking so no one can help us. Worse than worthless"

Pros: "Great crew and friendly service. They are not too hard on customers and are professional."

Pros: "Quick direct service with no connections."
Cons: "Seated in 8C on 737-900. Could not strrtch legs as blocked door to toilet in front of my seat. Had one passenger exit the toilet and fall in my lap."

Pros: "The plane, crew and boarding was great, and the food and drinks were quite good. Legroom in standard economy class was passable for a 6'2" person."
Cons: "I booked through the United website as trip from US, have Silver status on United, and Lufthansa's policies of not allowing advance (1-2 mo before flight) seat selection (never on UA nor LH websites) are just horrible. Hard to get through on 800 number, and 1 day before trip answer was still to do it in Frankfurt. Economy plus was $1000 more/person, and even then no guarantee I could choose a seat far in advance. Then, at computer kiosk in Frankfurt, they had a wrong diagram of the plane,as we ended up on what turned out to be a no-recline row which I would never get. I'm 6'2", 230lbs, and wasn't able to sleep on that flight. Had I been able to reserve a seat behind a bulkhead or in exit row 2mos in advance, I would have been fine."

Pros: "The crew was nice and professional."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for three hours. They kept moving the time back and back and then would move it forward and then back and then forward. We finally got on the plane and then seemed to be on the tarmac forever trying to take off! Soooooo frustrating!"

Cons: "Not enough choices for dinner. It was salmon yuck"

Pros: "Excellent support from everyone as all were very helpful with assisting my need for wheel chair."

Pros: "Nothing At All"
Cons: "United Airlines Was Unwilling To Assist With The Changing Of My Flight Due To The Circumstances In Puerto Rico And Wanted To Charge Me $1250 Just To Move My Flight One Day I Will Never Be Using This Service Again.Not To Mention They Wanted To Charge Me $75 Just To Pay For My Bags In Cash"

Pros: "In flight staff was fantastic"
Cons: "Boarding was awful. I didn't have a seat when I checked in, then was told I could take American flight with a partial credit. Then they gave me a seat last minute. I didn't approx ya r"

Pros: "This United flight left on time and arrived to my destination early, which was nice, unlike my last flight."
Cons: "Wi-Fi and “private screen” entertainment through my own devices did not work. Second time it has not worked at all on a United flight. Food was average (meaning bare-bones for complimentary)."

Pros: "Short trip"
Cons: "Rude crew"

Pros: "Pilot was very communicative and reponsive to our needs.,"
Cons: "Flight attendant was very irritable and rude. Screaming baby on most of the flight. There was no attempt to help by flight attendants. Plane warm."

Cons: "I paid 6 dollars to watch TV but the headphones plug in wasn’t working well."

Pros: "EASY"

Pros: "Plane was clean"
Cons: "No wifi"

Cons: "Flight switched, old plane operated by Privelage Style, 0 entertainment and poor service throughout the 7 + hours from Chicago, flight an hour delayed as well"

Cons: "Not available usb conector and the food is regular"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Not asked for drinks"

Pros: "Captain tried all he could and kept us updated while we waited for nearly an hour in Houston"
Cons: "Waited at the gate in Chicago, waited on the taxiway in Houston for 52 minutes."

Pros: "Stroopwafel and efficient boarding process."
Cons: "Very tightly packed seats; flight attendant complaint about collecting trash from outside vendors. I guess the obvious alternative is just to leave it in the seat!"

Pros: "they gave me a row with all three seats open so I could sleep on the way home on a red eye. Absolutely excellent crew."

Pros: "Lufthansa fueron súper amables. Todo bien agradable. Buena comida."

Pros: "Warm and friendly flight crew"
Cons: "Flight delayed for over 3 hours"

Pros: "I recommend this company. I ve traveled from reno to buenos aires. Thank you !!"

Cons: "Delayed flight made me miss connection and lost my bag"

Pros: "Plane was on time"
Cons: "No food"

Pros: "Boarding in Chicago was atrocious. I was forced to check a book bag because there was no room on the flight only to get on the plane and there was plenty of room. My tv in my seat wouldn't work, there is absolutely no room if you're taller then 5'5. Upon landing it took 2 hours to get my checked book bag because United workers misplaced it. I will not fly United any time soon!"

Pros: "It was an over night flight and I usually fall asleep on those, but sometimes I have to wake up due to noises etc. This wasn't the case. Thanks"

Pros: "Food was just ok. Fly twice with delta international and was spoiled,"
Cons: "Crew no customer service, the boarding lines international & domestic were a jungle. Even boarding pass line to check in lugguage had 200 people in it and only one flight out. No fast Kioskos and many people standing around 6 to be exact not helping and just standing so people don't go into another airlines lines. Useless"

Pros: "Overall experience was very good"
Cons: "Meals on flight"

Pros: "On time, good service"

Pros: "Price and being on time."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The staff was very friendly seats so close together that when the person in front of my lean her seat back, it crunched my knees and I am inky 5'10. Gonna try American and Delta"

Cons: "STINGY DRINK SERVINGS TINY SNACK BAGS"

Pros: "The airline personnel was very helpful to my father."

Cons: "Our flight got canceled due to airport issues at our destination. United canceled the flight but had no alternative flights to get us home. Flights the next day were full. Took over an hour with the service desk to reroute tickets to cancel them and to get bags back then took two hours at baggage claim to get the bags back. Customer service was basically useless. After all that, we didn't get any of our money back! I will be avoiding United airlines. Flight cancelation was not their fault but the way they handled the rest of it was embarrassing."

Pros: "Everything was very nice. The flight was on time. It was perfectly adequate and what I needed."
Cons: "This is a general complaint and one that is not at United only, but I am six foot tall. Not really all that tall. I cannot sot comfortably in the seats. And if the person in front of me reclines it can be miserable. I never complain, but this is a big issue for me."

Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Less leg room than any other airline, complementary food is real bad, they charge you for everything, movies, alcohol and food, in other airlines they do not charge you for none of the above!"

Pros: "Using Kayak was so convenient. They were great in keeping me informed of schedule & gate changes."

Pros: "Distinguished service by the BusinessFirst flight attendants made this a very enjoyable flight. The menu was just right for a daytime service and the wine pairings were superb. And we were right on schedule."

Pros: "I was very happy with the crew and how efficient they were."
Cons: "I did not like that I had to upgrade to get a boarding pass."

Cons: "Seat could not recline, voucher was only a small fraction of the ticket fare that I paid. This is a business class seat."

Cons: "The service was good, but I found a hard object in my chicken dinner like someone lost a molar. I couldn't finish the supper."

Cons: "The delays and plane changes started the night before, and continued throughout the day. All were listed as "Operations issues". When I arrived for the flight, it was delayed about 30 min. When boarding time approached, another delay and no plane in sight. When the other plane finally arrived almost an hour after our scheduled departure, we were told it would be a quick boarding. People started waiting in line, but no passengers were getting off the arrival. After a short time, the announced they were having problems with the luggage. After about 30 min of waiting, the flight was finally cancelled due to "weather", even though you could see other flights taking off. I'm sure it had nothing to do with our arrival airport being closed for the night by the time we would have arrived. Thanks United for the $55 cab ride. Every trip in the last year on United has either had a delayed or cancelled flight!"

Pros: "I liked both the seat and crew service"

Cons: "It was exce"

Cons: "Punctuality. Time is off the essence."

Pros: "The crew were fantastic! The one meal from Athens to Cairo was excellent, the other two meals weren’t too bad but not as good as the first one."
Cons: "The security in Cairo was really a joke."

Cons: "Online check in was not possible. The check in and boarding process took more than two hours and there was no order."

Pros: "They an amazing crew"
Cons: "They need to improve on the flight check-in and boarding at thier airport in Bole, it is so messy. Also thier inflight menu is nothing special"

Pros: "seat not comfortable"
Cons: "more drinks along the way"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything starting from the check in to on board restrooms"

Pros: "The crew were very welcoming, helpful and charm, makes you feel easy"
Cons: "General interior cleanliness"

Pros: "flight was on time"
Cons: "Felt a bit like cattle because boarding was in a tight space and there was a lot of confusion as to who should stand where. Not sure why there were different zones for boarding because they didn't matter."

Pros: "Very conformable and quiet."
Cons: "Nothing very nice flight."

Cons: "1. Make duty free shopping possible. My daughter, that I was traveling withl, loved some jewellery l wanted to buy for her but it was not possible because a credit card purchase was impossible. 2. Provide entertainment on board. Flight from Lusaka to Addis was excellent. But nothing to Nairobi"

Pros: "The crew was great. Extremely accommodating for families."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Staff needs to be briefed on what an insulin pump is."

Pros: "Flight time changed without notice. Delays in Medinah caused us to miss our connecting flight to Johannesburg. Really poor communication. No agents would take calls in Jeddah. Really terrible service. Would avoid using this airline at all cost. Not the first time I've been delayed by them"
Cons: "Flight time changed without notice. Delays in Medinah caused us to miss our connecting flight to Johannesburg. Really poor communication. No agents would take calls in Jeddah. Really terrible service. Would avoid using this airline at all cost. Not the first time I've been delayed by them"

Cons: "Cabin crew quite distracted. Between rows 19-23, orders were totally mixed up People given wrong food or drinks"

Pros: "The crew was professional yet very friendly. Everything was great. Enjoyed my trip"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "New plane fantastic cabin"
Cons: "There was a fight but nothibg to do with the flight crew just some passenger with mental issues"

Cons: "They didn’t announce when boarding started/what zones were to go."

Cons: "The whole thing was a disaster. I lost my connection flight due to incompetence from the Ethiopian airlines representative"

Pros: "Staff very friendly"
Cons: "Bathroom cleanliness"

Pros: "Direct flight for a good price and great service"

Pros: "Personnel were good. Food on ET is always great."
Cons: "Technical problem caused massive disruption in flight for all. Missed connections and forced unpaid for overnight in Addis. Truly terrible experience"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "untrained staff, pathetic food very conjusted spacewise."

Pros: "Ethiopian beer, a first for me -- not bad."
Cons: "Where is the famous Ethiopian arabica coffee?"

Pros: "The staff assistance Kosher food was great"
Cons: "Overhead baggage compartment was taken over by cups and stuff"

Pros: "Everything Kosher food was excellent"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew where very pleasant, The service on the plane was good you had a choice of what meal you would like to have you also had a choice of any movie or entertainment that you would like to see or play there was more leg space and much more comfortable seating"
Cons: "I can’t fault anything on this flight."

Pros: "The friendliness and willingness to assist passengers when they notice one facing a challenge"
Cons: "The chairs in economy do not give sufficient leg room especially for tall persons, this would present a challenge on long haul"

Cons: "My phone was stolen on airport premises"

Pros: "the air craft was very good and the comfort is good no complain..."
Cons: "i did'n't like some of the cabin crew the way they are ....and am very disappointed from kinshasa to my check in i did ask a lady about my bag, she told me i will get my bag to cape straight, and i did ask her two times about the bag, she keep saying the same thing i will get my bag to cape town, so until now i haven't find my bag yet, the number they gave me from the airport no body pic up the phone, so i don't know what i can i do to get my bag......if you can hep me in this mater please contact me on my email or on my cell number 0027 78 470 6195. thank you your best regards."

Pros: "food and beer were fine"
Cons: "4 flights ,4 delays. poor customer service . every things is very slow ."

Pros: "Also great experience"

Pros: "Great crew, decent food"

Pros: "Comfortable flight, pleasant airline attendants."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Very helpful, attentive and kind cabin staff."
Cons: "Somewhat dirty ( and smelly ) aircraft even though they are a very new fleet. Some seats had strange patches and stains. Overall cabin experience can be improved in terms of hygiene and food quality ( food was mediocre or slightly worse). Seat ahead reclines almost too much into personal space in the new 787 aircraft. The LCD displays don't pivot so it's virtually impossible to view the entertainment when the occupant of the seat in front fully reclines ( a somewhat irritating issue on a long flight )"

Pros: "Everything was great. The seats were comfortable. The crew was awesome! They provided us singular care and 10 hours flights did not seem too long! Entertainment was outstanding."

Cons: "Ground staff past security at Intl departures were unhelpful and scarce. The gate number on the boarding pass and screen did not coincide. Unlike other airports the screen was not the most recent information. Even when told about the discrpancy and mix up for many passengers, the mistake on the computer was not rectified"

Pros: "The flight left on time and arrived 20 minutes faster than scheduled. I usually order Kosher meal and enjoyed the food. Unfortunately the Kosher meal they started to serve recently is the WORST food I have had on board. Please avoid the KOSHER!"

Cons: "Seats were dirty"

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "The crew very kind and made me feel comfortable"
Cons: "Old 767, with not comfortable set up and no individual TV set."

Cons: "My daughter's entertainment system crashed after 20 minutes. She ended up sleeping so I watched a movie. When she woke up, we were going to switch seats, but I tried to turn it back on and mine wasn't working. (By the end of the flight, only maybe 10-20% were using theirs as many others crashed as well.) The food was very boring. At one point I was looking for a flight attendant and couldn't find a single one anywhere in coach."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable & some of the cabin crew were courteous"
Cons: "Flight delayed due to confusion at boarding gate, unprepared airport staff, wrong info on monitors. Again lack of food, forced to take whatever food they give you or you're told sorry, how can one side serve only fish while the other side chicken??? Vegetarians doomed as they don't get anything & are left without food! Major improvement required in food choices & availability! Our row of seats did not have volume on the tv monitors hence could not use!"

Pros: "Most things were fine"
Cons: "I don't like the 787 dreamlike at all: it is not built for pax like me who are taller than average. I can hardly remember an occasion when any of the cabin crew smiled."

Pros: "The best flight ever and the crew is super cool"

Cons: "Customer service was horrible. Cancelled a trip within 24 hours of booking but put me through hours of waiting on the phone for assistance and still charged a 300 dollar fee. Our ticket was somehow suspended BY THEM so we had to call an office in a different country to unsuspeND then we were able to cancel. No help at all and kept dodging responsibility and forwarding the problem to other offices. Would book a different airline to avoid unneeded stress."

Pros: "Staff were pleasant"
Cons: "One segment of my flight did not have the gluten free meal I had requested ahead of time. Super crowded."

Pros: "It was a good flight, made only a little disappointing by all the children running through the plane, opening the washroom doors and leaving them open. A little strange, really."

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