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There are no direct flights for this route. The shortest travel duration to get to Durban from Düsseldorf is 17h 55m.
When flying out of Düsseldorf you will be using Duesseldorf Intl. You will be landing at Durban, also known as Durban King Shaka Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "I wish the 777 had slightly wider seats like the A380"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "There is for a 4 hours flight just a small snack - just like a local flight. Then there is no bedding at all, just a blanket. Very poor for a F-class ticket."
Pros: "Emirates always goes above and beyond to keep your experience as good as possible."
Cons: "The boarding process lacked discipline"
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew, new movies"
Cons: "Long wait after boarding before takeoff"
Pros: "Interior of plane was very comfortable and entertainment options were excellent."
Cons: "Slow to serve food and drink. We had to wait 2 hours before being offered anything."
Pros: "Comfort and friendly crew and the food was very delicious and not forgetting the entertainment was excellent."
Cons: "It was too cold"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Attentive crew. Good entertainment options"
Cons: "The toilet had no toilet paper so I used the paper hand towel and prayed it did not block when I flushed. The beef option was not that great. I should've chosen the chicken."
Pros: "The seats in economy at least had TVs"
Cons: "After 4+ hours sitting on the plane we never even left San Francisco. The Emirates plane was less than standard in economy class and we weren’t even offered water for the entire time we waited. The customer service was terrible and we weren’t even able to retrieve our carry on bags that we were forced to check (not due to the size). This was by far the worst first time experience I’ve had and will not be flying Emirates again."
Pros: "Great service and smooth flight!"
Pros: "The food and the ICE video center"
Cons: "The fact the crew lets people stand around in front of you in the Exit row. For what Emirates charges for this added “luxury” it’s ridiculous."
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "Business class on Emirates is superb. Nice cozy cubicle and lots of attention. The food was remarkably good. Really enjoyed the 16.5 hour flight. Made it very enjoyable."
Cons: "They took my scarf and it was crazy cold in New York. Then they wouldn't let me use the bathroom yet it took almost an hour to land. Ridiculous. I was in 81D. I hope they found my scarf."
Pros: "Everything from food to seating was quite comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit more difficult since they did not call boarding zones"
Cons: "Kayak booked the ticket through flight network and when we reached airport the airline staff was not able to find the ticket. The flight was missed in trying to find what went wrong and when called the flight network they told that due to insufficient time between booking and departure time they canceled the reservation. No message was sent for cancelation and it caused a lot of troubles and grief to all involved."
Cons: "The seat was not going back. Food and tea didn't come on time."
Pros: "Emirates are very good"
Cons: "Fly Dubai is not good and poor service"
Pros: "Leg Room"
Pros: "Great entertainment set up, a free hour of wifi and good food. The wifi was priced fairly. Overall, it was a pleasant flight that I even managed to go to sleep. I normally can't sleep on planes."
Cons: "The entitled passengers and other rude passenger behavior."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Less attention to my two kids"
Pros: "Crew very kind"
Cons: "food not very good"
Pros: "Over all all was great"
Pros: "The food was good, the entertainment was good"
Cons: "There needed to be more snack options.. a mid-flight sandwich or cheese and crackers. There were only two drink carts that went by on a an 11 hour flight and these were with the 2 meals that were served. Alcoholic drinks were difficult to order except with dinner. Overall, there are more amneties, foods and drink on Delta airlines."
Pros: "Loved the flight crew...very friendly and attentive. Also love the entertainment options."
Cons: "Would love a little more legroom. Paid for high bandwidth wifi...pretty spotty service"
Pros: "So great to still fly with some comfort in this day and age, especially with the awful experience flying American carriers. Great crew, very friendly."
Pros: "Seat comfort and some cabin crew we're really kind"
Cons: "My screen was not very responsive to touch. Was challenging to navigate. I couldn't clearly hear the PA announcements"
Pros: "The plane. The thoughtfulness of the crew. My seat's location. I was lucky to be in the front center! The flight information display. Flying at night across the Tasman Sea it was as though we were stationary (apart from a little vibration as we crossed the Southern Alps). Besides, the Air Bus is so quiet (comparatively). Oh yes. One other thing: the fare."
Cons: "We are vegetarians (not vegan). I wasn't keen on the chicken/fish option. But I didn't complain."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and responsive to my needs."
Cons: "Entertainment system was par as other airlines but earphone jack was arcane and did not allow use of my own headset which is superior to the poor quality supplied equipment. Also the interactive touchscreen was not interacting well and at some point the screen froze leaving me without the ability to continue my movie."
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "The seats were terrible and not enough cushioning"
Pros: "The food and entertainment were good and the seats were relatively comfortable. And they provide headphones but..."
Cons: "The crew didn't warn us that they would be collecting the Emirates provided headphones during their final "prepare for landing" check of the cabin... so I was near the end of a movie and sans headphones! WTF? And because the fasten seat belt sign was on in preparation for landing, I couldn't fish through my carry on in the overhead compartment to find the ones I'd brought. Thats SUPER sh*tty to your customers. Just not ok!"
Pros: "The crew were friendly."
Cons: "wifi wasn't good - I couldn't connect. Wine choice wasn't good (white). Would have preferred a sav blanc"
Pros: "It was good services"
Pros: "I did not like the vegetarian food that was offered"
Pros: "Very friendly and helpful crew; comfortable within the limits of economy class!"
Pros: "Its a 14 hour flight and there were some seats open so we were allowed to feel free and use them just so we can sleep better if we wanted to...."
Cons: "Flights are always good but back office staff is always careless not to bother any complaints or never solved any complaints they do not care of customer bcoz they have business thier is no other airline right now but in future may be they loose customer like me"
Pros: "I liked the seat and leg space comforts even at economy class."
Cons: "I am being a South Indian pure vegetarian, I was not happy with the type of veg food provided. Please do consult any lndian veg. In this regard which will go long way in attracting more passengers like me."
Pros: "Your airline is always striving to be ahead of the game. You are ON TIME, friendly and efficient. If you fly where I need to go I will fly Emirats!!!"
Cons: "When it is a very full flight and every seat is needed, the space for passengers is very tight."
Pros: "Crew v good"
Cons: "Food .. Fish undercooked ... Aircraft bit dated"
Pros: "I like the ice from emirates"
Cons: "Crew members service"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Service during flight was outstanding."
Cons: "Sorry that the passengers leaving left so much trash. Amazing how inconsiderate passengers really are."
Pros: "Seating was good in business class"
Cons: "Toilet signs not working , food , service ,"
Cons: "So much delayed due to plane problem.. 8 hours total delay..."
Cons: "Free wifi"
Pros: "Crew good and seat OK but not exceptional for business class"
Cons: "Food was average - main course could have been better. Range of movies ok but not great"
Cons: "All of the less than good, obvious!"
Pros: "Almost everything, especially the crew."
Cons: "Don’t feel like anything should be better to be honest"
Pros: "The crew tried to be helpful but were equally frustrated with the ground crew."
Cons: "Follow your own policies. Allow people to board (economy plus) with their hand luggage who have followed all the rules and chosen a seat in the front of the plane. My daughter and my KLM approved baggage were taken by the boarding crew while allowing other passengers to go with more than allowed"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "The friendliness of the crew"
Cons: "KLM was not prepared to get wheel chair passenger off plane. Cost me delay of 1 hour. I will never fly KLM again."
Cons: "This was just a short commuter flight from Lyon to Amsterdam for connection."
Pros: "Nice aircraft"
Cons: "Unexpected refueling stop. 2 hr delay Lost connection Reached destination after 18 hr delay"
Pros: "The crew was nice and helpful (our flight was 2h late so they put us on the one before in business class for us not to miss our connection)"
Cons: "A lot of delays, on both flights. We spent twice as much time waiting than flying."
Pros: "Everything was good except for the entertainment consul for one of our seats."
Cons: "One of our entertainment consuls had to be rebooted 4 times and still didn’t work. We gave up asking."
Pros: "Good food, friendly service"
Cons: "More trash pickup; only one round of beverage service"
Pros: "Friendly and efficient crew. Flights were on time if not even early."
Pros: "The service"
Cons: "The food."
Cons: "wasn't able to take the flight since I missed it"
Pros: "Very attentive crew. Attended to needs immediately. Took a lot of time with each person when someone had something to say."
Cons: "The seat I had with no seats in front of me was very small. Much smaller than the other economy seats because the tray table and video screen were in the armrests. Paid extra for the legroom by ended up losing it side to side. Really had to squeeze into the seat."
Pros: "Crew was great, very nice"
Cons: "Not enough legroom"
Pros: "Good flight, very attentive crew."
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable, food was excellent, the staff was very nice, cabin was quite and roomy."
Cons: "No outlets to charge digital devices, and need more bathrooms on board. I was able to sleep most of the 11 hour flight so I did not take advantage of the entertainment."
Cons: "Our two hour connection in Paris became 30 minutes because Air France was late in leaving Washington. So our luggage didn't make to to KLM to Amsterdam. My poor rating was because the luggage handling was really poor. Lots of flights from Paris to Amsterdam (almost hourly), but my bag showed up 12 hours later. My wife's bag took 36 hours. And yes, we checked in together. There were lots of confusing messages"
Cons: "The cabin crew was racist! She asked me to move from a seat because she wanted another guy ( obviously from her country ) to take it! Rude and racist."
Pros: "We got a meal for a 1h flight only"
Cons: "No entertainment but normal for this type of flight"
Pros: "I got some rest"
Cons: "unable to charge my phone or watch movies"
Pros: "On both of my flights to New York City, I was amazed at how friendly and helpful the flight attendants were to the passengers. On my short flight from Basel to Amsterdam, a young French speaking girl was concerned about how to manage getting to her next gate. The flight attendants talked to her and arranged for someone to take her there. On my longer flight from Amsterdam to New York City, there was a customer who was in distress about missing a previous flight and not making it to her connecting flight in New York. One of the flight attendants reassured her until she stopped crying and calmed down. That same flight attendant was always so positive and cheerful in all she did. The rest of the crew was top notch. This was my best experience flying in such a long time. Well done, KLM crews of flights 1984 and 0645 on July 10!"
Pros: "Excellent very good"
Cons: "Everting so good ex"
Pros: "Short flight with good communication."
Cons: "Nil to complain."
Pros: "Booked extra room seat which gave me good room for seating"
Pros: "Good flights. Good prices."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed a little due to weather as was takeoff. Cant blame them for weather but the connection was very tight."
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Pros: "Boarding was a breeze and the staff were lovely. Online check was very simple and easy to navigate."
Cons: "The amount of extras you have to click no to while checking in online."
Pros: "Everything. A truly faultless experience!"
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: "quick and relaxed"
Cons: "Two hours delay in the start."
Pros: "Loved the service...everything was excellent"
Cons: "The bus class seat was a bit narrow at the feet"
Pros: "Of the multiple international airlines I recently flew with, I would have to say KLM was by far the best. Relaxing atmosphere, comfortable seating, great in-flight entertainment, although I have the go-go in-flight data/entertainment plan with t-mobile (highly recommended), the flight included a decent selection of movies, television programs, etc. The food far exceeded typical "airline quality," even for an international flight - and included a fabulous little snack box with locally sourced gourmet and specialty items such as chocolate from Belgium, fine cheeses from France, and crackers from England. Drinks = gratis, and crew was exceptionally attentive and went out of their way to make flight as pleasant as possible."
Cons: "The leg room on the long flight was less than I would have wished and it was particularly bad when the person in front put their seat back. this was a day time flight and it would have been good to have a bit more room to use a laptop."
Cons: "Late Cabin extremely warm Full flight and centre seat means no room to relax or carry out work"
Cons: "Our flight was canceled from Amsterdam to Bordeaux and did not receive any direction and had to find alternate flights for ourselves with the personal expense of using our own cell phones. Then our luggage lost for 3 days. Not happy!"
Pros: "Staff superb. They even surprised us with an exit row and a gift for my partners birthday! Amazing. Samantha and Dennis also took time to come and personally wish him a happy birthday. A lovely touch. This airline runs like clockwork. They are just great. The sandwich and stoop waffle are nice too."
Cons: "There is a bus to the plane, so that takes a bit of extra time but they are very well organized."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, and the food was better than the usual KLM fare."
Cons: "The "new" seats were hard and uncomfortable. Avoid any kinds of seats near the bathroom in a configuration with 3 abreast next to the windows. The "aisle" seat is essentially a "waiting area" for the rest room."
Pros: "It's the best flight I could get for such a low price. But don't expect to to get the best and newest planes around but it's still overall a good experience."
Cons: "Quite bummed that the flight didn't have wifi / USB):"
Pros: "We love the flight all the way"
Pros: "Overall very nice flight, even comes with free drink and snack"
Cons: "I slept didn't have snack offered and no entertainment"
Cons: "I missed my flight because of MU"
Pros: "Flight was quick, professional, friendly."
Pros: "10 hour flight - I was well looked after, regular drinks, the food and snacks were good enough and tasty. The in flight entertainment was good - latest movies and worked a great variety of tv, books and movies. The airplane was modern and comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing,perfect flight"
Cons: "I paid $68 to pick up seats on airplane, but they didn't give us the right seat numbers that we wanted"
Pros: "They change my seat from middle to window, but that’s all."
Cons: "Flight delayed. Food was salty and cafeteria like."
Pros: "Such a delightful flight."
Cons: "Departure late by 25 minutes!!"
Cons: "better assistance for people on wheelchairs in the airport."
Pros: "Crew was OK ,seat tight"
Cons: "More cushion and a little wider seat !"
Pros: "The food was good, the crew was friendly, and the plane was clean."
Cons: "flight out of Ghana was delayed by 2 hours."
Pros: "Impressed with food and crew!!"
Pros: "Most of the crew was helpful, however, I arranged a pick Up at Heathrow to guide me to my connectg flight. the flight attendant advised me to speak to the male concierge when exiting. He then insisted: No, there is no one coming. When I stepped out the pick up person showed up anyhow. ??"
Cons: "Like I said better staff communication in regards to my special situation/need. Also I was surprised I had to pay for the water I had on the flight as the attendant who offered it didn’t mention it was for purchase when they asked me if I wanted bottled water."
Cons: "On time departure"
Pros: "Seats were ok. Crew was friendly, attentive and communicative."
Cons: "Not much in terms of entertainment"
Cons: "price and reliability"
Cons: "Missing one suitcase and it will be delivered a day late supposedly"
Cons: "Separating me from my party to extort a fee to sit next to each other"
Pros: "Virtually nothing, even in Club Europe."
Cons: "Crowded cabin, uncomfortable seat pitch, anarchic boarding (even for Club), lousy food and that ghastly safety video."
Cons: "About all"
Cons: "Having to pay for tea, coffee and water is outrageous Flight late."
Pros: "Polite and funny crew"
Cons: "Snacks and drinks for money"
Pros: "Comfortable on plane. Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Check in at Dusseldorf was a scrum. Aircraft significantly late."
Pros: "again the cabin crew were excellent and professional"
Pros: "Flight was delayed however the crew got us back as fast as they could and we where very happy with the service"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and smooth."
Cons: "No complimentary drinks. And a stewardess had no idea which countries’ passengers needed to fill out a travel card for UK. I wasted all that time only to find out I did not have to."
Pros: "Easy to board promptly"
Cons: "As requested checked my bag in and it took an absolute age to get my bag in Edinburgh. I ordered a toastie it was lukewarm"
Pros: "Staff on ground and on plane was super friendly. Thanks for the pleasant flight!"
Cons: "It would be great if at least cold beverages were included in the ticket price - would make the flight experience more welcoming."
Pros: "Comfortable seats ,nice crew"
Cons: "Everything... including from London to Venice I need check my small luggage and they broke all . The small and the big one how I can be reimbursed for the damages? I need throw in the garbage both luggage’s now..I am really mad about it."
Cons: "Landed in London late missed the connection flight. BA only had 1 flt a day going to Santorini....Next days flt completely booked...Had to fly from Lon to Madrid to Athens then to Santorini.....Took 38 hrs traveling time to get to our destination...Not a happy camper!!!!!"
Pros: " Cons: "I was disappointed in the food. On my second flight that day my ticket said I would get a meal but I didn´t."
Cons: "I would think that for over $1,000 I should not have had to pay for food or drink!!!!!"
Cons: "NO beverages, not even water, except for purchase"
Cons: "Didn’t not make it the flight because the Wheelchair took forever to pick us up from there a aircraft"
Pros: "The crew was very sweet. The flight was super short so it was comfortable enough for the short flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour and a half. I had a 40 min delay with Alaska airlines 2 weeks ago and the min I arrived at my destination I had a text apologising for the delay. Along with a link to $100 credit with the airline. This is what real customer service is about. Not just empty apologies."
Pros: "Good to have movies to pass time on lng flight."
Cons: "2 days prior to returnflight I called stating the at was not enough time to catch a flight transfer having to go thru tsa again . B A assurred me I was o.k. ..It was not. A person should not have to physically run and have stress of wait to get thru TSA then run again back,get on train to next plane.Other passengers then said "ou are why we are starting late". It was a transfer off a plane from Ireland not a traffic issue. BA SHOULD HAVE PUT ME ON A LATER FLIGHT. TO SEATTLE."
Cons: "I loved everything except the in flight entertainment which was very limited and boring. Please upgrade it to the high standard and good quality of everything else. I spent the whole flight reading!"
Pros: "Short, yet pleasant flight. Great crew!"
Cons: "Honestly, I can't complain. Small issues with preferred seat."
Pros: "Crew very accommodating and friendly. Also the ground crew were very friendly."
Cons: "Seat spacing much too cramped."
Pros: "The food was decent especially considering that most don't even offer meals anymore. The movie selection was excellent"
Cons: "It was probably one of the fullest flights I've ever been on and the seats were so small and jammed together by 2/3 through the flight I was actually in pain. I don't remember things being so tight on my last international flight."
Pros: "It was a short flight but the plane and staff were amazing."
Cons: "Rude staff, messy service, lack of information and communication"
Cons: "British Airways lost my bag TO Europe, I was without it for 2 days, AND they lost it on my way BACK. I will never fly this airline ever again. Who loses a person's bag TWICE?? ON THE SAME TRIP?? Beyond that they treated me with such discontent, it was like they didn't even care."
Cons: "None of them reminded me of the fact that I need a transit visa for the UK (I mean, isn't it rediculous? I am just staying there for 5 hours). When I called in for cancellation at the airline, they told me to talk to my agent company Cheaptickets. Cheaptickets simply told me that I can't get any money back, and was extremely arrogant and impatient. Later (for a week I was trying to save this ticket by talking to the British Embassy to see if I can get the visa done and they are just "we can't help you") they told me that I can get a refund of like 30 SGD and they promised to send me an e-mail about it. They never ever did. I also tried to change the dates and the handling fee + fair difference was like 1200 SGD (are you joking?) they simply told me, prices fluctuate... Finally I went to the check in counter desperate. The staff even refused to talk to me about my situation because simply, "there is no BA ticket office in Singapore" and told me to call them. I said the office is closed, but they are like, yeah just call them. They swept me off like a moron. Extremely arrogant, impatient, insensitive. I paid 900 SGD for nothing and a whole week of anxiety and regret. I will never take this and I will never use Cheaptickets or Kayak anymore. So bad."
Pros: "Most of staff was very attentive. The flight left on schedule. The bathroom was clean even towards the end of the long flight we still had soap and tissues."
Cons: "Absolutely no complimentary food and beverage on the international flight"
Pros: "Flight attendants are so very tentative and the pilot made numerous announcements. Great planes excellent service"
Pros: "Travelled in business class so priority boarding was good Well planned boarding by different seat sections Crew attentive when needed but not intrusive"
Cons: "Food selection not great Video screen brightness not working on my screen and so very difficult to watch movies"
Cons: "Entertainment on the flight and also seats condition"
Pros: "I liked the on-board entertainment, food and enough legroom."
Cons: "No negatives."
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours and no screen on the plane - a long way to catch up with Singapore airlines"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled. Very poor organisation. Lack of communication. Our rights were not explained to us and no information material was made available. No reason was given for the cancellation. The flight was rescheduled to the morning at 7am and then again rescheduled at noon. Still to be seen..."
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