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CPT — Riviera Maya
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Turkish AirlinesOverall score based on 24263 reviews
7,8Boarding
7,8Comfort
8,2Crew
8,0Entertainment
7,9Food
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Plane was dirty, seats covered in food crumbs. Wi-Fi was very slow.

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Plane was dirty, seats covered in food crumbs. Wi-Fi was very slow.

Everything else was excellent except the boarding didn’t have a proper lane for business class.

Pros: "Crew was fantastic!"
Cons: "I wish they would use newer planes on this long route but other than that everything was excellent!"
Pros: "Food was really good, staff was helpful and friendly and there was more legroom that I've often experienced. Also - flight was NOT packed - there was actually an empty mid-row seat!"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time, crew were friendly and efficient, toilets were kept clean the entire flight, seat in economy had enough leg room and recline to sleep"
Cons: "In-flight entertainment films were a bit limited"
Pros: "Good gluten free bread on Istanbul to Malta leg. Blankets are good as is amenity pack which has all but diasappeared on BA. Good choice of films"
Cons: "Foot rest in economy, gluten free meal is poor (except bread)."
Pros: "Onboard service was good -breakfast served was good."
Cons: "The seats are somewhat uncomfortable but OK for only a 1 h and 40 min flight"
Pros: "Food is DELICIOUS! Service is impeccable. Very friendly and attentive flight attendants."
Cons: "The seat leg room is on the smaller side, although the incline is good."
Cons: "When my first flight was late, Turkish air took 5 hours to rebook me. Two people forgot that they were helping me and when I asked why it was taking so long, they had to start over. One woman didn't even look at me, she was just on her phone playing a game. Every step of the process they asked me how I could have missed the connection....it landed 20 min before the next one took off!!!"
Pros: "Great entertainment, good seat comfort (even in economy seat), good food and friendly service."
Pros: "Noghing"
Cons: "They didnt care about the damages caused to us"
Pros: "Overall flight is good"
Cons: "The crew is really not aware of how to deal with passengers of various levels. They don't seem to have the sense of responsibility..."
Pros: "Large screens, reusable dishes + silverware"
Cons: "Plane was old, felt more squished and the seats did not decline. Also very note."
Pros: "Likes: The staff were prompt and friendly. The food was more varied and imaginative than on other airlines. Also, the fact that you get a refund, without any hassle, if you need to change your travel plans, makes this airline unique."
Cons: "Suggestions: A few more centimetres of space between the rows of seats would work wonders. A piece of fruit (apple or tangerine) would add to the enjoyment of the food. A wider range and variety of movies would increase the quality of the entertainment."
Pros: "Dinner served was very good, American Airlines need to learn from foreign airlines."
Cons: "Comfort of the seats."
Cons: "The flight to Lviv was cancelled after 3 hours delay. All happens in life. But the only option Turkish airlines were offering is to fly the next day. I was flying to the funeral and this was not working for me (especially this was their second flight to Lviv cancelled - 2 in a row). The transfer desk didn't inform that there were two other flights going the same day of other airlines. When i approached to help me to go with a different airline the personal was very rude saying they will not help transferring the luggage and that they can't unload the luggage sooner than 3 hours after you go out of the security and passport control. When i asked to book to a different destination in Ukraine. It took 50 min at the desk to do it. Simply because 4 people at the desk were laughing and joking and nobody was concerned about the queue of over 40 people staying. After 30 min it turned out they've lost my boarding pass and it took 15 min to find it as one of the transfer guys managers simply took it to a different room... At the end when they found it it took only 5 min to do the work. I would appreciate more information from the desk about available flights and more support to manage the situation. I'm happy that people at the transfer desk are so joyful and happy it obviously helps to deal with the stressed passengers whose flight was cancel."
Cons: "It was a struggle to get our hotel from the turkish hotel desk crew. We were travelling from Cape Town to Toronto with a little baby and had a layover of approx 10 hours at Istanbul. They claimed that our layover was 9 hr 40 mins (and not 10 hours) and I had to argue before we finally got a transit hotel. Their customer service is poor."
Pros: "Entertainment was great, crew were polite and attentive"
Cons: "Not enough leg room for anyone over 6ft tall"
Pros: "Will never use kayak again"
Pros: "the crow"
Cons: "This has been a nightmare that is yet to end. After being delayed for two hours out of Rome to Istanbul and missing our connection to Jeddah with hundreds of other stranded passengers from the other flights, Turkish Airlines incompetent handling had us wait in multiple ques for more than five hours only to provide us a hotel for two hours and then shuttle back to a flight 12 hours later! I have yet to hear an explanation from anyone about what happened or a simple sorry for your trouble. This is operational incompetence at full display. Never Again!"
Pros: "Extras provided - eye mark, socks etc"
Cons: "My seat was unable to recline. My husband and I were moved to a middle aisle (although we really didn't want to share) only to find that the foot rest at my foot rest was also faulty. It was an uncomfortable flight"
Cons: "See sbove"
Pros: "In flight entertainment is great! Good selection of movies, nice screens."
Cons: "No vents at seats on Airbus 300, AC was set at high temp so I was frequently way to warm to be comfortable. This is on both our main flight to Istanbul and our short transfer to Athens. Drink service did not start until 2 1/2 hours into flight. You get what you pay for I suppose. Still 10.5 on a hot plane!!! I usually need a jacket. Food was ...awful."
Pros: "After we missed our connection flight because of a delay in Barcelona Turkish took care of everything until we were on the next flight home. It includes shutle to a different airport with an escort, dinner and tickets."
Cons: "there was a long delay and we missed our connection. The staff was very helpfull but everything happened so slowl. When we finally took off the food service was very slow and also the trash collection. The very tasty chocolate punding arrived as a guice"
Pros: "The food and amenities were alright."
Cons: "It left late, the plane lost my friend's luggage for a day."
Pros: "Comfort"
Pros: "Food was tasty and fresh but staff cold and aloof"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful. They were in the cabin often offering complimentary food and beverages. The seats were spacious even for my husband who is 6'1". There were many complimentary viewing options on the television as well."
Pros: "Food was pretty good."
Cons: "Crew was disorganized. Half the plane didn't get the bread that was supposed to be on the breakfast menu. Service was slow and not enough crew. Also had to wait 30 minutes to use the bathroom because the crew told me I couldn't go into the one I was already in line for and the other one was being cleaned. Seats were more cramped than most airlines (and I'm short)."
Cons: "They had to reset the entertainment system multiple times"
Pros: "Service, food, entertainment is off the charts!"
Cons: "Seat comfort and legroom in Economy is below standards for even a domestic flight. Flew for over 21 hours on two concurrent flights and I was almost insane. Last leg was on Jet Blue and I felt like I was in First Class with their leg room and seats."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Waiting over 2h in the customs in Istanbul."
Pros: "I always enjoy flying with Turkish airlines it is a breeze from check in all the way destination from food to entertainment it all runs so smooth I will fly with u any day so far that is the best"
Pros: "The food was amazing."
Pros: "Direct flight from Houston to Istanbul. Ran on time, and food was good."
Cons: "Seats were crammed in as close as possible. I've never had such little room on a flight this long. This is a really long flight, so I'd probably see if I could find a more comfortable airline next time, even if it cost me a little more cash."
Pros: "I like the entertainment system with lots of movies chooses."
Pros: "Food, service, toiletries, entertainment"
Cons: "Airlines cancelled flights out of Rome and made several changes to our return flight which caused us to stay 22 hrs long layover in Istanbul. We had to make several long phone calls to ensure we can get the connecting flight from istanBill to San Francisco."
Pros: "The crew is super. The food is good and the entertainment system is almost perfect (free WiFi will make it the best ever)"
Cons: "legs space, legs space and legs space. I will hesitate to pick up turkish only because of that. in long flights there are a lot of satisfaction factors but this is the most important one for me. if I have to get up every 20 min to stretch, it is not working."
Pros: "We were hesitant about flying Turkish Airlines. In the past they have had bad reviews and there had just been the terrorist bombing at the airport. But the flights to Croatia were cheap so we bought. The food was great and plentiful. Staff were very polite. We had a night flight to Istanbul and both my wife an I were able to stretch out in empty middle rows seats and sleep. I would definitely fly them again. They are very underrated."
Cons: "On the flight back our seats did not recline."
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "A lot of food and drink, toothbrush, slippers, etc."
Cons: "The audio jack didn't work well on my last flight and one attendant kept accidentally hitting my arm and getting my order wrong."
Pros: "entertainment"
Cons: "Seating too narrow"
Cons: "Crew seemed harried, and even ignored me at times."
Cons: "Lack of meal options for second meal and under cooked meals."
Pros: "Checkin agent was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The food options were exhausted by the time service reached my seat; so had to eat whatever is available, which is still good."
Cons: "I booked my flight with Turkish Airlines for June 28th at 11:05 pm. A few hours before my flight, there were bombings in the airport in Istanbul, which was where I was flying into. I tried for hours to contact Turkish Airlines and their phone was disconnected. I could not reach anyone to try to re-schedule a new flight or to ask if the flight was going to be re-directed. I received no information and ended up having to book a new flight for the next day. After my flight had already left Turkish Airlines posted on their website an alert. I am shocked that it took so long to post any information and I am very upset that I was unable to reach customer service. I will NOT be choosing this airline to fly on again."
Pros: "Turkish delights on-board and relatively pleasant crew."
Cons: "Ok overall"
Pros: "I enjoyed the flight"
Cons: "old plane . . . showing wear and tear. no wifi"
Pros: "Comfort plus seats gave extra leg space."
Cons: "Probably more of a Newark airport thing but we were delayed on the runway for over an hour because of drizzle. That is a joke. You can fly in light rain."
Pros: "- Boarding was efficient - The food was good"
Cons: "- The male flight attendant in Business Class was rude. - The movie options were very limited, dated and unappealing"
Cons: "When flight is delayed (by taxing for 45min or delayed take off of 3h40) allow passengers who are trying to connect disembark first."
Pros: "All service from check in to boarding was just ok."
Cons: "Checking in was annoying. Got to the airport and people seemed positively confused about having to tag their own bags. Granted when I finally got to the kiosk, I went through in a short amount of time but I’m not sure of the benefit as I knew I would need an assistant to review my documents."
Pros: "The flight was on time and arrived early with minimal difficulties"
Cons: "A crew member required several passengers including my girlfriend to check a bag that has routinely fit on all flights prior with even checking to see if it would actually fit at the gate"
Pros: "I got upgraded to first class for free"
Cons: "I was very happy with this flight!"
Cons: "Flight was denied in 3 hours"
Pros: "No carry-on charge, free beverages, in flight entertainment, great movie selections"
Cons: "Limited entertainment, in main cabin food and bags cost extra even in international flights. United airlines is like flying budget airlines even when u pay for main cabin premium seats."
Pros: "Whole trip to Cancun without wifi"
Cons: "The seats are more crammed side to side and frontto back than EVER. No room to crack open a laptop.... iPad yes but not a keyboard."
Pros: "The flight was on time and we had room in the overhead bins. Flight attendants were nice and helpful."
Cons: "The entertainment options were lacking- I had seen most of the movies. I didn't pay for the food but it looked average. Beverage service was slow and trying to get additional drinks was near impossoble."
Cons: "no food service. Entertainment is limited."
Cons: "... before takeoff necessitated return to gate from runway for technical inspection and approval before flight. That, plus de-icing, put us about one hour behind on departure."
Pros: "Happy with everything!! Upgraded to business class-from boarding, breakfast, blanket and exiting the plane-all was well:)"
Pros: "Legroom coffee and snacks"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Recline was broken. Wi-Fi did not work. Sadly disappointed. Will go back to fly with Americanairlines ."
Pros: "being my first time flying international everything went smooth. The staff was very helpful."
Cons: "This flight went smooth, I was very pleased with it."
Cons: "We never made this flight. United texted us multiple new gates confusing us. We stood at customer service for almost 3 hours never able to talk to an agent. Had to go to a desk to figure it out. It was still messed up in Dallas. Two in my party almost didn't make it to Cancun this day."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The seats were super close , I felt like a sardine . My legs were cramped and it hurts so bad. The WiFi didn’t work as good as it was supposed to. They gave us a little bag of mixed snacks as if we were toddlers. $425 spent on a flight to be treated like that ? Never again"
Pros: "Great service great equipment and great prices!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Got there safe"
Cons: "We stayed in the plane for a hour and a half beforehand take off. We couldn't even get some water to drink. For the love of God"
Pros: "I do like that you can charge your phone on the plane."
Cons: "I didn't realize with United economy tickets you have to check your carry on. That's why I love Southwest."
Pros: "Side adjustable headrests on seats."
Cons: "Lack of entertainment options."
Pros: "Flexibility."
Pros: "No delays. No problems"
Cons: "There should be more free food."
Pros: "The crew was polite and extreemly attentive"
Cons: "My flight was delayed an hour"
Cons: "Just wish a long flight provided some small amount of food and entertainment. Note, when boarding and the rear baggage racks are full, they should have those who haven't boarded wait outside while the people from the back come to the front with their luggage...or have those in the back wait to come to the front...it is too crowded and I got hurt."
Cons: "Been on lots of planes super rough takeoff turbulence was awful landing was not good"
Pros: "The crew at the desk in sfo and Dallas were great"
Cons: "Waited on tarmac for an hour in hot plane medieval conditions . Crew blamed pilots pilots, pilots said it was conflict of scheduling?! How does this even happen?"
Pros: "Not much. We did arrive intact. Crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Heh, it's 2017 and the halcyon days of travel are long gone . . . unless you're willing to shell out money . . . and more money. . . and more money. Flying is a demeaning experience where the airlines nickel and dime you for everything. Seats in economy are miniscule, your neighbors are in your laps, the food is objectionable and costly, entertainment non-existent or costly. Customers are cash cows who can be sucked dry for every amenity."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Very annoyed to pay for luggsge and that I keep the weight so strict if a bit over! Will not fly u again As it's not worth it - sorry - greed is rife!"
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "Very informative about the flight."
Cons: "For entertainment you have to pay other airline like Jet blue and Delta doesn't. Food a little snack for a baby. I ask for water three times only water the flight attended always forget. It wasn't good flight."
Pros: "The attendants were absolutely wonderful and made our flight tolerable. Thank you again to the crew for working so hard and making our flight so much easier."
Cons: "Lack of communication - after we had checked in at the airport (under 2 hours before our international flight time) we were notified that our flight was delayed by an hour and 45 minutes. After waiting about 4 hours everyone started lining up in their respective rows and that's when the terminal United employees decided to inform us all that all passengers need to get in line at the desk first in order to get their passports inspected and get an approval stamp before lining up. Could have easily been done in the hour and 45 minutes of delay time we had. It's now 11:30 am, 2 hours past the original flight time and 15 minutes past the original delayed time, and we were all still in our respective lines to board the plane. The delay was due to the catering cart that had not yet arrived. So we were all waiting for about 30 minutes in line just to board the plane. During this time United decided to promote their Entertainment onboard and alcohol available for purchase once we are airborn. Finally when we were on board and about to be airborn is when the first apology was heard from the crew. This could have been managed much more effectively and professionally."
Cons: "we had to pay to watch any channel."
Pros: "No hassles. perfect flight for a great vacation."
Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "No free snacks"
Pros: "The flight was late and I missed My connection flight because of it. Unbelievable and unreliable flight and a horrible start for a vacation. SO sorry I took United!!"
Cons: "Unfortunately I am writing this letter to express my concerns and frustrations toward your stewardess on flight 1050, they were aggressive and condescending. A customer ask if they were serving drinks the male stewardess waved his hand and seemed quite annoyed and stated " mam what do you want to drink". In addition he would walk down the aisle and give you three wafer cookies , I'm wondering why three???? That's because he wanted me to pass them down as if I was in an assembly line rather than handing each customer a cookie. He walked through the aisle with water and never asked if anyone if they would like water. It was almost like he was annoyed at everyone in sight . I have never experienced such behavior on flight. I flew Unites AIrlines plenty of times and NEVER experienced this. The other customers in my row expressed their frustration with the unkindness of treatment during the flight. I understand it's a very hectic weekend with the holiday but there was absolutely no reason to experience such behavior. My party will not be looking forward to using united again!"
Pros: "Delta airline"
Cons: "floght delay ; at least 3 times for me!"
Pros: "On time Skilled pilots Smooth landing Accommodating staff Pleasant"
Cons: "Turbulence"
Cons: "There was no entertainment, no more food left when they got to my seat and the seats were really small"
Cons: "Overall becoming frustrated with paying airline inflated seat prices not reflecting current fuel prices, smaller space, fees for every little extra, no food even for international flight, not enough overhead storage even for one per seat, switching of payed for Isle seat to middle at last minute, not a clean flight_ trash in seat pocket when I boarded and overall feeling of just being a revenue stream and not a person."
Pros: "I love how amazing the crew & especially the pilot handled An unexpected emergency stop during the take off. A+++ I felt comfortable and not stressed with what was being done to work things out. A huge thanks to them !!!!!"
Cons: "How shitty some of the passengers were to the crew and what was happening ."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Can't beat a direct flight from Houston to sunny Mexico!"
Cons: "Delayed"
Pros: "Having enough time to eat at Pappadeaux"
Cons: "My seats felt smaller than they used to. More in each others' space."
Pros: "I made it to Cancun."
Cons: "When I got to the gate in Chicago I asked if my seat could be moved next to my friend. The attendant said she would only be able to move me closer and the issued another ticket to me. It ended up being a different persons name from mine. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to board because big her mistake."

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