Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Durban to Asia
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Waiting time was excellent. Boarding time incredible. People treated us in very good way. Good experience"
Cons: "Honestly, this trip worked very fine. I do not have additional recommendations."
Cons: "Need improvements"
Cons: "At CKG, mobile boarding passes for international are not accepted by the security screening authority, which says only boarding passes printed at the counter are acceptable. The QR counter opens approximately 3.5~4 hours ahead of the departure of the airlines only flight from CKG."
Pros: "From new York to Doha flight seats are not that comfortable."
Cons: "Toilets needs air freshener as so many passengers use them."
Pros: "The customer service and food were excellent."
Cons: "Next time I will fly business class for more space and comfort."
Pros: "Amenities like, Tooth Paste, Brush and Headphones."
Cons: "Liquor and Wines needs Varieties."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "No alcohol served"
Pros: "Amazing experience. Pinnacle of customer service"
Pros: "Crew and flight time"
Cons: "Entertaiment - pleasee TV"
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Food and entertainment was fine."
Cons: "Crew was not very organized or helpful. Need more training/experience."
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "It seems the major airlines use older aircraft when the destination of the flight is a third world country(or Africa). The seats aren't as comfortable and the entertainment system (screens) are not as good as a Qatar and Europe bound flights."
Pros: "Super check in, great entertainment options"
Cons: "Cabin crew were not very helpful. Food was average at best."
Pros: "all nice"
Cons: "nothing but avoid bread"
Cons: "My seats from Doha to Mumbai were very uncomfortable....37EFG. The 37D was a pain stepping out and in."
Pros: "The long flight from Houston to Doha was good."
Cons: "The short flight from Doha to Nairobi was uncomfortably because of dry air in the plane."
Cons: "Need good wheel chair service."
Pros: "I was surprised with the quality of gluten free meals served for me, it was well organised and taken care of where I never had to wait. My flight schedules were changed few days before departure by Qatar Airways, but only thing I had to do was to confirm that I have noted, my seats and all the rest of details intact, excellent."
Cons: "The change of my flight schedule for the entire journey was done without giving me any options (departure flights from origin and return). It would have caused me inconvenience if the change of time does not allow me to adjust my plans."
Pros: "Small airport"
Cons: "Transfer is inconvenient."
Cons: "My flight was delayed almksr 3 hours...nothing more. It's very frustrating because the problem could have been avoided if they were more careful but oh well. I'm making this review very short compared to my others because I know that if I start on a rant, I won't stop. Trust me, I'll safe that for the phone call complaint I'll be making in a few hours..."
Pros: "The lack of passengers on this flight gave me an amazing amount of room. Really makes the flights enjoyable when I can spread out."
Cons: "The food could use some work. The quantities are perfect. But the quality is definitely lacking"
Pros: "Cabin crew including the ground staff were awesome in providing best of its class customer service. Food and entertainment onboard was really good."
Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled had to wait over a day for another flight, communication was poor,"
Pros: "I enjoyed my flight overall with good service by the attendants. Additionally, the food quality was good for an economy meal."
Cons: "long layover and very tight seat conditions were my only big complaints."
Pros: "Everything from courtesy, to very good food, and a clean flight."
Pros: "The kit was really helpful for the really long flight. Good service!, food was better than our previous flight"
Cons: "Took a long time to get the trays after meals (at least 30-40mins) , didn't offer smaller snacks such as cookies between meals,"
Pros: "We had requested wheelchair assistance. And the way helper was assisting us its not professional services. Which Qatar Airways promissi g to us."
Cons: "Helper was literally dragging two whelchairs at a one time. Means two passengers sitting on two different whelchair was pulled by one helper. I actually want to share video with airline so they will understand what they are promissing and what they are providing to their customers."
Pros: "Service. Kindness"
Cons: "Long flight on a 777-200. Crowded aircraft, crew not very attentive to call light, and food mediocre at best. Entertainment service was horrible, old movies and typical Qatar Airline selection of Bollywood films (Expected when flying from Doha, but not New Zealand!) Seat would not recline, but no option to move to another isle seat."
Pros: "After hearing our complaint, the Transfer desk staff was friendly and helpful and solved the situation in our favour. We"
Cons: "Once we landed in Doha to board omthe connecting flight, ground staff was waiting right outside the hate to let us know that our flight was overbooked. We were then informed that we were put on the following flight arriving after midnight at our destination. Our compensation was going to be 250 USD and a free entry to the lounge. What a way to start our holidays."
Pros: "Timely response on the phone."
Cons: "Timely response on the phone."
Pros: "Everything is good"
Cons: "Everything fine"
Pros: "First of all, I want to preface this by saying that virtually every airline is better than the major ones working in the US (American, United, and Delta), and Qatar Airways is amongst this number. The entertainment selection was excellent, the best of any flight I've ever been on. The flight attendants were excellent, again, much better than those on American carriers (I am American, FYI)."
Cons: "The food was terrible. Of course, we know this about airline food, BUT I have been on Qatar Airways flights with GOOD food in the past, so I know it can be better. Also, I sat in the baby section, which also happens to be where they put long-legged people. This is no one's fault, but suffice to say, do NOT sit next to 4 5-month olds for a 15-hr flight! Interestingly, since all flight attendants were women, about 50% of the flight did listen to them since there were many conservative Arabs onboard from Qatar or Saudi Arabia (i.e., those who are taught not to listen to or respect women). This made for some frustrating sites to witness but it's obviously not the airline's fault. Poor women!"
Cons: "The legroom is ok but the space between two seats is very tight and felt very cramped throughout."
Pros: "Good service, good entertainment options, modern aircraft"
Pros: "Nt bad"
Cons: "Attendants were skiving at the back"
Pros: "Staff was excellent"
Cons: "More selection or choices like international food not like focus on Indian food"
Pros: "food was good"
Cons: "all my flights were delayed"
Pros: "Service & cleanliness."
Cons: "Nothing I remember."
Cons: ",also I had to wait for longer time again due to less people for wheel chair assist.."
Pros: "Amicable staff"
Cons: "Baggage was damaged. They seemed to be running low on vegetarian food (despite having selected so online) - I was compensated never the less."
Cons: "Was denied boarding."
Pros: "Great service by the flight crew! Friendly and competent. Food is decent but not quite up to Emirates. Kudos to QA for investing in the A-350. Quiet and comfortable."
Cons: "The headphone jack on my entertainment system was defective."
Cons: "No entertainment service from Doha to New York"
Pros: "It was the first time using Qatar Airways and I'll continue doing so in the future."
Pros: "The food on the way back to the United States was excellent. The flight attendants were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The good on the way to Cape Town was deplorable. Some of the seat back entertainment centers were malfunctioning while trying to watch movies. They would stop and move forward of their own accord."
Pros: "The overall experience was good."
Pros: "Flight was nice and on time"
Cons: "No toothbrush toothpaste and eyes shades provided"
Pros: "Nothing. Missed the flight as the crew directed us to the wrong gate"
Cons: "Support staff"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Nothing, absolutely loved it"
Cons: "They ran out of non-vegetarian meals, which is not acceptable. The seats were rather narrow"
Pros: "Pilot does not waste time chatting. Still too much chatter (interrupting movies) but less than on other airlines."
Cons: "Entertainment system is Windows based and designed by a moron, especially CC behavior. Shows ads (LOTS) before each movie. Pops up window chrome every time you dismiss PA announcements. Very few movies/TVs (even those from the US) have CC."
Pros: "Crew was ok Food was good Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Overall was good and we definitely travel again"
Pros: "New york dubai seats were very comfortable. Dubai mumbai were okk. Crew was very pleasing"
Pros: "reached before schedule. giving passengers enough time for getting off board and give them a little extra time in hand."
Cons: "flight attendant responsible for boarding the flight was rude. he gave unclear instructions creating confusions. the flight interior was average/below average. really inferior quality compared to other emirates flight."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Pros: "Staff, food and service Dubai to Islamabad"
Cons: "Arrogant staff on Houston to Dibai"
Cons: "gate was poorly labeled. Screens and boarding card said "E11" but there were 3 gates "E11A" "E11B" and "E11C" and most passengers wasted time trying to find the right one (including "E11C" which was the first gate # passengers saw, and required going up stairs to a different floor to determine it was the wrong gate). Terrible signage, awful experience. Someone should be fired."
Pros: "Food, staff, flight"
Cons: "Cabin luggage limit, too long layover"
Cons: "Had "summon the crew" light on for 40 minutes, no one showed up"
Pros: "I like the most........ very comfortable take off n landing .... special compliments to the captain.... I specifically told this to an airhostess"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Good aircraft. A 380"
Cons: "People carried a lot of hand luggage and the overhead bins were crammed"
Pros: "The cabin crew worked hard and were extremely professional and friendly. they are to be commended for this!"
Pros: "Nothing the airline did was an issue."
Cons: "Had to sit by two middle age/older individuals who, between the two of them, got up to use the rest room or walk around 1x/hr. It was a big inconvenience for a 16hr flight"
Cons: "Good job!!"
Pros: "I must admit....this is one of the best experiences I have had flying and I fly this route a lot. I was traveling with an Elder who required a wheelchair and every step of the way it was smooth and the crew was attentive."
Pros: "Good selection of food"
Cons: "Having to listen to everything in both English and Arabic"
Pros: "Sharon, one of the crew member was warm, offered help to take care of my 6 month daughter Incase I needed it. It was comforting to know. Small kids gift are appreciated."
Pros: "Punctual on Time. Clean Cabin. Nice Crew"
Cons: "They should be little flexible in timing for serving Dinner, as it happened, they served Dinner as soon as the Seat belt sign was switched off, at that time it was 4 pm local time. Since we were not ready for Dinner we suggested to bring it after an hour, which they declined stating that once they take back the trays it can not be served again."
Pros: "Flights on time /comfy seats and crew"
Cons: "One particular airhostess was little rude ..too much wait time in Dubai"
Pros: "Airbus was comfortable. Entertainment was really great."
Cons: "I wish there was more legroom."
Pros: "Every thing was good"
Cons: "No food for vegetarian"
Pros: "Leg Room"
Pros: "Overall very good"
Cons: "This seemed far different from emirate flights that I'm used to. Over the years their service has decreased but the 1 meal and sub-par snack I got for an 8.5hr flight was poor, likened to a budget airline. This is the second flight recently I've been on that the drinks come so long after the meal you don't even get to enjoy your cola with the meal. The first food cart should have colas if there won't be another cart to come along until 30+ minutes later. I also expected Emirates to provide an eye patch, an 8 hr+ flight in the night time hours in worthy of an eyepatch. Budget airlines do not provide this, but I expected Emirates to. Lastly, I don't think it's necessary to hand out a menu indicating there is something to look forward to when the food is of quite poor standards for Emirates, standard for all other airlines. Maybe the Durban to Dubai route stocks he flights with less experienced crew, this is the impression I got; a much less refined group of people on the plane."
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "I was inzble to select vegetarian meal on ypur website"
Cons: "Overall handling of delay and missed connection flight was disappointing. The meal voucher that was given was of no use. Absolutely disappointed with the overall handling of the situation that day."
Pros: "Felt at home"
Cons: "Late take off"
Cons: "Sat next to a man who smelled terribly like alcohol. He then ordered and was served a small bottle of wine... I'm not sure he should have been allowed to board or served more alcohol. He was not causing any disturbance, mostly slept, but smelled awful I had to turn my head the other way and would have liked to move seats."
Cons: "I did not get the seats I selected when booking"
Cons: "Late take off"
Pros: "The crew was great in everything that they did."
Cons: "Food while trip to India was good But food while trip back to sfo was very bad"
Pros: "Very Friendly and smiley crew"
Cons: "Boarding announcement and system were unorganized"
Pros: "Great service, comfortable seats, and great entertainment ..the food isnt too bad depending if ur not a picky eater, but overall its the best"
Cons: "My baggage was ripped and the material inside was damaged. Never expected that from Emirates."
Pros: "Entertainment was very good. Enough variety to pass the time."
Cons: "The aisles were blocked a lot of the time making it hard to get to the toilets."
Pros: "Nothing !"
Cons: "Security staff did not know English and asking ladies passengers to remove bangles which was impossible."
Pros: "The service, entertainment and food were all excellent."
Pros: "Food , entertainment"
Cons: "Seats very compact"
Cons: "Food menu must change. Vegetarian Indian food menu is boring."
Pros: "The crew was top notch. Very attentive, courteous, and super helpful."
Cons: "Congested feeling and subpar entertainment."
Airlines flying from Durban to Asia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Durban to Asia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Durban to Asia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Durban to Asia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Durban to Asia
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