Wrote in the previous message. Poor. Delayed flight and lost working day. 4.5h together to rebook the flight, get the hotel voucher, get to the hotel and check in. Insanely slow.
Dreamliner was comfortable and entertainment system good
Pros: "Friendly crew, great access to a variety refreshments, robust entertainment library."
Cons: "No suggestions."
Pros: "Terrific hot breakfast in bus. class"
Cons: "Window did not darken like the others."
Pros: "Impressive service... amazing crew, very friendly and professional"
Pros: "Newer plane, crew was amazing, seats were adjustable"
Pros: "Fantastic gate agents!"
Cons: "The food was terrible."
Pros: "Comfortable seat, great crew."
Cons: "Flight delayed, no USB port and no entertainment"
Cons: "KLM was not prepared to get wheel chair passenger off plane. Cost me delay of 1 hour. I will never fly KLM again."
Pros: "The crew was attentive and the seat at economy comfort was comfortable at the “ok” level. It needs much mor3 to be super comfortable. The plug for the headphones was a mess! It was NOT possible to watch a movie and hear the sound too! I gave up! Not a great offering for the extra dollars..."
Cons: "So many things! Starting with the way assistance in the airport is offered to travellers with mobility issues! This is an important issue that needs to be revisited and changes for better service to be made!"
Pros: "Comfortable seat, friendly crew. Crew were conscious of recycling which I like a lot as there is so much waste on flight. Anything we can do to reduce waste is very welcome."
Cons: "Food wasn't very appetizing, pasta didn't have much flavor and I don't eat red meat so the other choice wasn't an option for me."
Pros: "The flight was smooth, the service was friendly, and the food with plentiful."
Cons: "Too much activity in the cabin during the flight."
Pros: "The crew was amazing and the food was great."
Cons: "Something did not go right with our booking so it took some work for the airline to get it figured out for us. Thankfully we had left plenty of time. But that was an unexpected stress."
Cons: "The overall travel was good, no wifi and the entertainment system had a faulty headphone connection, and no place to charge devices other than through a USB port"
Pros: "The flight AMS to MEX was smooth, very helpful personnel on board, we enjoyed a bit more space and the seat seemed a bit more comfortable."
Cons: "Besides the seat relative comfort, it did not recline much at all, i wondered what the extra money (at least $5 or $600) got us. The food, wine/ beer service was same as regular economy, the boarding took place at same time as economy, no drink before take-off if only sparkling water. And the plane was old generation 747 and the entertainment was same vintage: screen was not very bright and the selection of films was poor. No plug to charge electronics. We were disappointed with KLM when comparing with other airline companies offerings when you book in Premium Economy."
Cons: "Poor food, flight attend and finally baggage missing. Overall experience is extremely bad."
Pros: "Flying with KLM is a pleasure"
Pros: "Good flight, very attentive crew."
Cons: "Flight departed 35 minutes late"
Pros: "Travel on Crostian Airlines did not pappen. KLM flight to Munich was cancelled and I was rescheduled on Air Setbia to Belgrade, the Split."
Cons: "That it didn’t happen."
Pros: "Everything excellent. Comfortable seats in business."
Pros: "Food was excellent, frequent and filling"
Cons: "The seat was not comfortable compared to my prior leg of the journey. Unfortunately the bathrooms were not clean, I understand that it's not the sole responsibility of the crew and passengers need to be mindful too."
Cons: "Food and one bathroom out of service makes an awful flight"
Pros: "Nice flight, nice crew, and a nice experience."
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Flew KLM 27 years ago and the airlines seem to be stuck in the same era. Food is poor quality... Have you recently checked the Gulf carriers."
Pros: "Service, technology"
Cons: "Could not print by boarding card and was not allowed to board in Amsterdam"
Pros: "The staff was very helpful and professional. Promp response to calling for attention."
Cons: "Wish there was better lumbar support for the seats. The food could be a bit more exciting with simple addition of lime pickles. Overall can not complain for economy standard!"
Pros: "Airlines issue"
Cons: "Profiling certain customers"
Pros: "Flight was lovely, crew were friendly and very helpful and food was delicious!! We travelled with assistance for mum and it was excellent and we were kept updated all through the flight."
Pros: "The food and the punctuality"
Cons: "The technology in interteiment is not touch screen"
Pros: "Pretty basic one hour flight so there's not much to complain about or praise about. I got some sleep which was good."
Cons: "The crew had their general Dutch aloofness on form. Chatted to one of the stewardesses in Dutch up until she saw I had a British passport then she decided she could only speak English to me."
Cons: "Tiny old cramped plane."
Pros: "Excellent experience with the cabin crew."
Cons: "Seats on the 777 were too narrow. This 777 had a 3-4-3 seating arraignment, it would have been better with a 3-3-3, similar to a 787 configuration. With the current layout, even with an aisle seat, I was sitting in the aisle. And I am not a large person! The flight was full, so use the 787 and two daily non-stops. For a twelve hour flight, the food was only Okay, could have been better and with a better selection. Meal timing was poor."
Pros: "The flight attendants could not do enough for you."
Cons: "Business class was pretty empty but again I was not allowed to change my seat selection online. Pathetic check-in."
Cons: "The Guy who had an accident when boarding causing a delay. Also I didn’t like the wait fir checking as passengers with children went before business class and should be after."
Pros: "Cabin Crew was awesome."
Cons: "Entertainment System was not working and no Non-veg food option in flight."
Pros: "Ground staff at Manchester very helpful"
Cons: "Information on KLM website and flight status said 50 minutes delay and was never updated with the true status. 3 hours before we took off. KLM blamed the fog at Manchester but to be honest most other flights seemed unaffected. Put up in an IBIS hotel and fed substandard food and shitty hotel room with an Aircon unit that clunks into action every 30 seconds keeping me awake. It's external so I can't switch it off. Being given a 10 Euro voucher for food at the airport when most food and a drink will cost you 12 to 15 euros."
Pros: "From downloading the KLM app to the final touchdown of my final flight, everything was an ease, checking in, the option to change my seat, the service received was great."
Cons: "The ability to state a seat or meal preference within the app would be good but otherwise all was good."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful.food"
Cons: "Food was not upto the mark."
Pros: "I was pleasantly surprised they had a snack service on such a short flight. The flight attendants were very friendly"
Cons: "Amsterdam customs is the most disorganized I have ever seen. With the number of tourists entering the country you would think they would have done something about it. There were only 2 customs agents!! One for all passports and 1 for all passports. We were in the customs hall longer than we were in flight!"
Pros: "Everything. Staff incredible."
Pros: "Airline staff good and professional"
Cons: "Nothing one can do, for a 6.2" guy, the metal bar that forms the shape for the pouch for magazines and such digs into knees, ESP if person in front adjusts seat back. Fold out table barely accommodates laptop."
Cons: "magazines very dog eared and some badly torn"
Pros: "Jet airways flight till mumbai"
Cons: "Poor legspace in Klm flight till Amsterdam"
Cons: "There weren't too many options. The movie selection was very limited and the tv show were over 20 years old in some cases"
Anyways on time and excellent service
Considering I cancelled the flight 2 months ago -- I would have to say the communication was poor -- since I continue to received updates. I say poor since Kayak seems not to want to respond to me to reschedule a flight -- they hold my voucher -- so I can not do it on my own --
The flight was not full, there were some empty seats.
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Free cup of tea!! Perhaps lightly more leg room"
Pros: "I’ve been very disappointed with the lack of cleanliness of the aircraft and the disregard of the aircraft overall. It was quite old, fair enough, but there where some missing pieces here and there that didn’t make me feel safe. The flight overall was good, British Airways crew are always very competent and professional, which is the reason why I mainly fly with BA. But this is the first time I had some concerns on the lack of safety checks especially because I travelled with my 2 years old son."
Cons: "Please see answer above. The aircraft should have been maintained."
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and willing to assist with everything."
Pros: "Crew were good early on but didn’t check later on"
Cons: "It was ridiculously hot and the crew didn’t offer water after initial drinks run and we were seriously dehydrated. The flight was delayed and although the first half an hour we had excellent service there was no follow up service and the temperature in the plane was really very uncomfortable"
Cons: "was a packed old plane. It left nearly 2 hours late without any proper explanation food was awful the service was dull. It was a very bad experience overall and checking in and making my reservation was bad because all the information BA already has about me I had to re-enter including my passport."
Cons: "Really old plane with uncomfortable seats and really bad in flight options. The air conditioning was also broken so the entire flight felt hot and muggy, this is on a 12 hour flight!!"
Pros: "Smooth flight without event. On time landing. Efficient deplaning."
Cons: "Newer plane. Seats , entertainment, cabin crew."
Cons: "The temperature in the cabin was unbearably hot"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Not applicable."
Cons: "Only one round of drinks served?"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I was supposed to have a handicap chair in London & did not so things were difficult for me."
Cons: "Baggage delayed on arrival"
Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "The food, inflight entertainment. Our flight was delayed by over an hour."
Cons: "BA is the worst airline ever I seen in my life. I will never fly with British Airways again! Never!"
Pros: "Efficient boarding, friendly staff"
Cons: "Very poor movie choice and poor quality screen"
Pros: "We pushed back from the gate about 24 minutes late and arrived at our destination about 38 minutes late. The four-course dinner (Chicken Tikka Masala or Penne Pasta) was good for airline food. The crew was friendly and professional."
Cons: "No USB power ports by the seats."
Cons: "Delays at gate while on plane(2hrs), entertainment system non-functional, AC non functional, seat selection lost."
Cons: "Tough time. British airways wasn’t very helpful. Once our gate was changed no one told us or gave new boarding pass. We did have 7 hours to figure it out. But a clue where to go would have been nice. Missed my connection. Shuttle and hotel was a mess. Got a few hours of sleep outside the airport. Maybe I’ll get to Los Angeles soon."
Pros: "Flight itself was very smooth, especially the landing. Food was good also, both the chicken and pasta were prepared well. Pasta could have used a little more sauce. Quantities and variety were also good."
Cons: "I still don't understand why airlines don't board from the back to the front. Would make the entire process go much smoother. The bigger the plane the bigger the problem and delay. I don't mind storing a bag under the seat but there's more stuff taking up legroom so it's hard to get the feet comfortable which is important for those longer flights."
Pros: "Was delayed by 45 mins but managed to turn plans round quickly and get back faster than planned"
Cons: "My flight never happened due to the cancellation."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Attendants were cordial."
Cons: "No beverages offered in economy class. wish they would at least offer water."
Pros: "The Crew were great"
Cons: "Boarding could have been more efficient"
Pros: "Sort of on time"
Cons: "Buy on board menu poor Both sandwiches contained cheese Of the meat dishes all except one containing pork No indication of halal dishes Also several nut dishes The of the four confectionary offerings, three contained chocolate"
Pros: "Nothing to special comparing with other first class"
Cons: "Boarding process was very late, they made us wait in the cold for 10 min before letting us in the plane. The staff was professional but not too friendly and the place is old. When I purchased the ticket it said it was a airbus A380"
Pros: "Staff are friendly, accomodating for an unaccompanied child with me, upgraded me and helped to support the extra baggage needs"
Cons: "Old, dirty planes with bad enterainment systems and mediocre food and drink offerings. With the price of a ticket more than Emirates, KLM and other airlines, always really suprised the overall crappy hardware, infrastructure on planes etc. When can we get a decent plane to fly the long haul flights. And an actual entertainment system like to competitors?"
Pros: "Lucky enough to get an empty seat next to us."
Cons: "Forced to gate check a bag for no reason; there was plenty of room and other similar bags were allowed through."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "There was an abusive passenger sitting behind me that kicked my chair the entire flight. They were angry that they didn't have more space and that I wanted to have my seat back. I offered to put it up during meal times to make sure they had enough space but that wasn't good enough. The crew knew what was happening and tried to get the other passenger to stop but the passenger persisted. The crew refused to upgrade me even though I had paid for an aisle seat and there were no other aisle seats available for me to move to. I find this service unacceptable. I probably won't be willing to fly BA again as they obviously care more about money than ensuring their customers are comfortable."
Cons: "terrible seats. unable to recline my seat. horrible experience for 8 hours..."
Cons: "No wifi on a +11hr flight TV Screen looks horrible. Too old. Didn’t even watch any movie on it. got downgraded from First Class to Business Class because the airline oversold first classs. Shouldn’t happen."
Pros: "- price - crew"
Cons: "- no USB - tiny screens - poor video quality - crappy food"
Pros: "Pleasant helpful staff, comfortable, clean seat, good food."
Cons: "Having to pay TWICE for extra item of luggage!! Some delay with boarding"
Pros: "Media/entertainment great for Santiago London leg. Not so mucho for the London Srockholm part."
Cons: "Food was kind of bland."
Pros: "What a different experience in relation to last week!"
Pros: "Wonderful customer service and hot meal was a lovely treat!!"
Cons: "No direct communication. Really bad"
Pros: "Flight left on time and arrived 20 minutes early."
Pros: "Plane left on time and arrived on time. Went up and came down again without any fuss. Cabin crew were efficient."
Cons: "Boarding took too long. Whilst I was travelling posh at the front of the aeroplane, why not fill it up from the back? I would be quite happy to be the last one on board."
Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Noise level when people were trying to sleep; seats not too comfortable"
Pros: "Extra leg room in premium economy"
Cons: "Service poor relative to global peers, food mediocre, entertainment system totally outdated"
Cons: "Was not able to check in through to Cape Town, only JNB. When arrived in JNB, British Airways flight was not clearly identifiable from ticket (no flight number). Then the flight was delayed, and plane was old! Horrible experience"
Cons: "Not loaded by rows, not organized."
Cons: "The whole trip."
Pros: "That BAA have WiFi on the plan and the flight back did not even have USB charger . In new York at at the BAA terminal they only have 30 min worth of wifi"
Cons: "The service . In general it can be better"
Pros: "The crew was so friendly & always had a smile...made the flight that much nicer!"
Pros: "Nothing, very poor seating, to me it felt like that Condor think we are small in Europe. I’m 1,85 and my knees are pressing against the seat in front the entire flight. Nothing from Condor is for free, not even a glass water. On my 20 min flight from Tenerife to Las Palmas Canary Air serves a complimentary glass water....."
Cons: "Everything, no more Condor for me, I rather pay extra to fly with an decent airline with good seats and pitch wide and were they serve a glass of water for free"
Pros: "El servicio de atención por parte de la tripulación es muy bueno."
Cons: "Si para el primer tramo escoge uno tres películas para ver aunque no las termine, para el segundo tramo del vuelo no se pueden cambiar."
Cons: "They moved the flight forward 30 mins so that I only had 30 mins to switch planes at one of the biggest airports in Europe."
Pros: "Personal muy amable y dispuesto ayudar, igualmente en el avion como en la tierra."
Cons: "crew and knowledge on parent control for video, kids safety jacket not distributed and no knowledge or help on connecting flights and no knowledge on car seat use in flight (i was told it was NOT safe to have the child in the car seat for take off and landing)"
Pros: "Good service from crew No confortable seat"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic, dependent on verbal cues being shouted by an employee without any amplification. Several families who had booked their tickets together were randomly assigned seats in the plane. You would think that group bookings would make an effort, especially when young children are involv"
Pros: "Very tiny not enough space even for small people...very uncomfortable long haul..crew wasn’t much available"
Cons: "Food they could have spare a little of food on long haul flight and drinks water, hot drinks were sporadic...had to go and ask.srvice was slow and not so great...even free movies like most planes would have been nice"
Pros: "Not enough leg room for an international flight. Only a couple of the many flight attendants seemed very happy to help you or to even be there. As soon as the plane, the flight attendants started selling items and services ie: $11 codes to watch movies, cigarettes, etc. Cigarettes??"
Cons: "What happened to a complimentary drink with your meal, more than one kids movie as a choice for entertainment, friendly attendants and LEG ROOM? E"
Cons: "Too hot, weak entertainment Probably will use other airlines going forward"
Pros: "The crew provided enough drinking water."
Cons: "Very high baggage fee of $120 for a single suitcase Extra cost for watching films"
Pros: "The crew was super nice"
Cons: "No leg room."
Pros: "Very efficient at doing their jobs. Made up time in the air. Seats fairly comfortable. Good temp maintained."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by an hour and a half. This happens sometimes, of course, however a gesture of not charging €10 for an upgrade from the mesely two tv shows/movies would’ve been an appropriate approach to treating customers right. Food was decent, but don’t have any allergies as the accommodations are definitely lacking. Crew was polite, but not overly social or friendly."
Pros: "The direct flight from PHX to FRA"
Cons: "pretty much everything about this experience. To start, the agents and online chat customer service were extremely rude and unhelpful, even after calling several times and waiting up to an hour on hold. At one point i expressed my frustration and answer i got was "I'm sorry you feel that way". No sympathy what so ever. On the flight -the seats were horrible and food was disgusting."
Pros: "The cabin crew was friendly and helpful. The seats on the plane are nice and wide, plenty of leg room."
Cons: "We left from the far end of the terminal, and there was no gate. The one shop for buying a beverage and magazine there was closed. The supposedly more comfortable seats are not that great for a short person. The food and drink on board was fine but nothing special."
Cons: "Flight was overbooked and we were not boarded. The personnel at the gate desk asked us to wait in the hallway outside the gate until further notification. When the plane was almost finished boarding, I went to the desk to find out whether we would get on. They admitted they had "forgotten about us". We then took the arduous trek through passport control back out to the main terminal to rebook. The only option we were presented was a flight the next day, instead of our 9h direct flight from Frankfurt to Seattle this was going to be a 19h flight via a long layover in Chicago. I tried hard to work with the agent to find another option, and asked for the supervisor. She told me "this isn't going to help you". Horrible horrible."
Cons: "An extra fee for in-flight entertainment on international flight? In route to Frankfurt we were told visa machine wasn’t working and if you didn’t have cash you were not able to watch any but the 2 free family movies offerrred. Seems to me if the visa machine is not working the passenger should be given free in-flight entertainment but then again I think that one should get free movies on an international flight. The food was poor and we were not seated together as a family Without cajoling the staff. There was no apology given for separating us. We were placed on standby on our return flight and we’re not told until five minutes before boarding that we were getting on the flight. I would never fly this airline again unless I had no other option. If you fly this airline pay extra for premium seating so you can get an assigned seat and get decent food and in-flight entertainment"
Pros: "Loved loved loved nonstop flight"
Cons: "Having to board a bus at the gate and being shuttled to the flight. And then having to climb the steps outside to board the plane. I physically did not have a problem but my heart goes out to those traveling with several small children and attempting to carry them and carry bags on- difficult to nearly impossible at times. Additionally the seats are very close. When I sat down, my knees were touching the seat in front of me. Not the most comfortable, but I suppose doable."
Pros: "Nonstop is great. It was easy to sleep on the way to Germany."
Cons: "Poor legroom, seat did not recline. And why make ne pay 8 euros for movies?"
Pros: "The flight crew was great, and the aircraft was very nice and clean."
Cons: "I showed up to the airport 2+ hours early, I tried to check in online, was given a error the said my reservation didn’t exist. When I arrived at the airport I went to the check in counter, when I told them I was checking for a flight to Seattle, i was told that I couldn’t check in because there was a issue with my flight. I was directed to a corner of the terminal. This corner had no chairs or seats for us, we sat there for 2+ hours all the way up to the time our flight was intended to depart. All the while we tried to get information or what was the issue, but we were just stonewalled. Finally past our boarding time were were told the flight was being canceled, and to standby for more information. Another half an hour went by before they told us they were getting us a hotel, and buses to the hotel. So then we waited another 15 minutes or so when they asked us if we had checked in because we needed a ticked to get a room at the hotel. Again we waited in line for 20+ minutes to check in. I had 2 bags to check, one I need at the hotel, the other I did not. They let me check the one bag I could, told me to check the other at the business class check in in the morning to avoid the line, sounds good, or so I thought. So condor gathers us all up, an entire 767 worth of people, and begins hearding us to the buses, they don’t tell us where we’re going, just to follow the one employee, to the 5 or so buses. A large group of us got split off at a set stairs, helping older folks and family with strollers get down the stairs. Now I spent 30 minutes wandering around Frankfurt am main looking for buses. Well they don’t park them out front, they park them out in the middle of nowhere. Finally get to get hotel, it’s a nice hotel. The next morning the lady at the business class desk was extremely rude."
Pros: "Good choice of music"
Cons: "The bathrooms were full so we had to stop in Manchester to empty them and refuel, added 1.5hrs onto the already 11hr flight...ugh. Bad food and only 2 movies unless you pay extra."
Cons: "First, we went to check-in to get our boarding passes, onlyfor the woman at the counter to tell us we were on Stand-By... for the flight we bought VERY expensive tickets for a YEAR in advance, because they overbooked the flight (100% the AIRLINES fault). Then after some panic time had passed, the same woman told us she was able to get us on the flight, like she'd done us some massive favor, but that we would not be able to sit together. (We are a husband and wife that were on our honeymoon). Then, once we are finally on this flight, cramped near all these strangers, we both go to find some solace in the on-board entertainment, only to find out, they only offered TWO movies free of charge. Two movies for a 10 hour flight. Seriously??? Then, we were served some on board meals, due to the duration of the flight. The food gave me food poisoning. This was by far the WORST flight experience of my life. We will NEVER be flying air Condor again. Nor, will I be referring this company to anyone."
Cons: "Getting off the plain in Dominican Republic and having to pass through migration control there!!"
Cons: "Are meal portions smaller or have I gotten hungrier?"
Cons: "Frankfurt was a mess. The gate wasn't announced till shortly before boarding. The gate had it's own security line which was inefficient. Plane ended up leaving an hour late because >100 people were still stuck in security. No vegetarian options for food."
Pros: "I was impressed with the crew and the plane. While there were issues in the destination airport, they were not the fault nor the responsibility of Condor. The plane was clean and neat. The in flight food was much better than pretzels or crackers I have encountered recently on many short international and local flights. I will use Condor again when possible."
Cons: "Condor needs to become faster with technology."
Pros: "Staff was great comfort level good"
Cons: "Food was ok. Entertainment old and limited"
Cons: "No room. Only 2 movies to choose from. Meals weren't good. No complimentary wine. Paying a little more to fly another airline is probably worth it."
Pros: "crew spoke English well and was very friendly and helpful, good selection of new movies"
Cons: "middle seat and real tight, no climate control, so was really warm whole trip, and kept interrupting our movies with pointless annoucements"
Cons: "I did not like that my flight with Air Dolomiti did not leave on time."
Pros: "Inexpensive...but at a cost Food was ok. Nothing horrendous."
Cons: "No leg room No entertainment Overall felt cramped"
Pros: "Nice they give you two meals. They aren't the best bit they are well rounded. Polite staff stsfd"
Cons: "Movie selection is small. Delta's has a huge one this is like 30 movies. They are 8 euro each outside of the 2 they give you to choose from. Wish you had more options especially on a 11 he flight"
Cons: "Too cold in the plane."
Pros: "The staff on the flight was friendly. That was about it."
Cons: "The boarding staff were extremely poor. Totally disorganized - failed to explain the multiple lines, made everyone go through a separate line just to ask us if we'd give up our seats. Then had to move to another line to check our boarding passes and passports for the 4th time. Staff was extremely unhelpful and rude. Will not be flying condor again."
Pros: "Painless boarding, adequate albeit sometimes crowded lavatories."
Cons: "Very poor entertainment in economy without spending money on premium features. The last meal of the flight was served still frozen."
Cons: "The crew did not give to me my dinner and my breakfast until I ask, deSpite they do it with all the passenger. With the breakfast one of the girl saw me without a food and she did not offer it me!"
Cons: "The flight was not with Lufthansa. It was with Condor, and they seem not to know very much about customer service. I get that the airport industry doesn't work based on customer service, but still."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Seat are not comfortable and food was terrible"
Pros: "Flight time was shortened by 1.5 hrs!"
Cons: "Distance between seats was short and my knees touched the seat in front"
Pros: "Like that flight wasnt full. Had row to myself."
Cons: "Curfew in Frankfurt. Forced to spend the night as there are no flights going out in the airport after 11pm. Citizens of Frankfurt do not like airport noise. So just be aware of this when booking. Gate information isnt available or visible until 30 minutes before boarding. So if you're an early bird you are left wondering where to go or if you're in the right place. Boarding process is terrible. No announcement as to what section is boarding except for premium/first class. Free for all after that and rude gate staff. Like just open your mouth and tell us who is suppose to board so they'll be no confusion. If you are brown/black, please note security/police in Germany will do a "random" security check on you again at the gate. Just comply :-( As others mentioned the food is quite unsavory. Eat before you get on and bring plenty of snacks."
Cons: "I booked this flight with some skepticism about this airline as I'd never heard of Condor/Thomas Cook, but decided to roll the dice as it was one of only 2 daily direct flights to Europe from Austin, TX. The first indication things weren't going well was during check-in: I was safely there more than 2 hrs ahead of the flight's scheduled departure and the line was nearly out the door. Not enough agents, or not fast enough. Then the worst part: we left over an hour after scheduled departure. The main reason we were late, (and ended up missing our connection in Frankfurt), was penny pinching cheapness at every turn. General boarding, (they don't have any groups besides, 'special needs', 'those with infants/small children' and 'first class passengers'), wasn't even called until 1/2 hr after the scheduled departure. We left over a full hour late from Austin and they didn't make up much time in the air. One thing this airline clearly does, to bring the customer low fares, is cut corners at every chance. That seeemd to include using the required extra fuel to pick up the speed and make up the time from their late departure. Another annoying thing they did to save money was avoid gate fees by parking the plane way out in the middle of nowhere and bussing all the passengers like cattle to every flight. In Austin, this option wasn't available to them, hence their late departure - likely caused by the fact that they couldn't be at the gate when they needed to be, because it had just been in use or there wasn't a ramp available - I don't know, but I'd bet it had to do with trying to save airport fees. I do know that in Frankfurt it felt like they bussed us halfway to Munich to board the airplane, (a 2-3-2 seating setup, btw. I don't remember the equipment). All this ineptitude and trying to save a nickel ended up causing me and my group to miss our connection in Frankfurt. We were traveling on business and it was crucial we made our connection to be on time to our final destination. If you have anything important to do when you arrive at the end of your trip, if you're traveling with this Thomas Cook brand, Condor, make sure you depart a day earlier than you think you need to depart. In my experience, they won't get you there on time. This brings me to their partner airlines, who were legit, real airlines, but didn't have anything to do with Condor/Thomas Cook, and therefore were not there to be helpful at any level beside the basic service they needed to provide a passenger who they viewed as missing their flight. I saw no Condor presence at the Frankfort airport. I doubt they have help/service desks in all the airports they serve. Lufthansa on the way there and SAS on the way back, were their partner airlines. Being late wasn't an option for me and my associates, but neither was traveling the day before to give an extra-extra day ahead to be safe. In my experience, don't count on this airline."
Pros: "Service was great"
Cons: "Paying for a reserved seat after buying tickets on condor is ridiculous. Captain on both flights talked too much ... I don't need to know about the last weeks weather or how nice the arrival city is... you are just getting in the way if my movie"
Pros: "The price was right, and everything ran smoothly and on schedule. There was a good amount of space on the plane, particularly for leg room."
Cons: "The seats were pretty uncomfortable and hard to sleep in. Most of the entertainment options cost extra."
Cons: "flight from Africa to Moscow was delayed 14 hours . They did not email or all to give notification of this . I spent 1.5 hours in a taxi and $50 going to the airport only to find it was cancelled adn then go back paying another $50. Turned out the pilot was sick, and they didnt have a single pilot as backup . I also paid $95 for my extra bag and they did not check it all the way through moscow, so when i arrived in frankfurt where my connection was, I had to pay another $75 to Aeroflot because of this error. On top of it all they lost my baggage. I didnt get it for another entire day. Never flying them again."
Pros: "easy check in at local airport"
Cons: "9:40pm flight was 1 1/2 hours late caused us to miss connection in frankfurt to florence - flight attendants reassured passengers that all connections would be re-booked before we landed and info would be at gate when we arrived-we got to frankfurt & there was no info at all about connections-we went to original gate & by the time we got there the gates in that terminal were all closed down & no employees - finally found a rebooking desk & next flight was not for 5 hours-return trip was even worse 18 hour delay & bused to hotel"
Pros: "The crew was above average. The food was good and mostly inluded in the ticket price."
Cons: "Legroom and overhead bin space was very limited. I felt very cramped. Very limited amount of complimentary entertainment, too."