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DUR — Middle East
Jun 18 — Jun 251
1 adult
0 bags
Sat 18/6
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Cheapest flight

R5 031

Average price (return flight)

R10 108

Good deal (return flight)

R7 478

Good deal one-way

R6 277
Best time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (17% more expensive on average)
Flight from Durban King Shaka Intl to Dubai Intl
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Durban to Middle East for the following prices or less: to Dubai R6 277 one-way - R7 478 round-trip
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  • High season is considered to be July and August. The cheapest month to fly to Middle East is May.
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EmiratesOverall score based on 15777 reviews
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Pros: "?"
Cons: "No"
Pros: "Flight was nice and on time"
Cons: "No toothbrush toothpaste and eyes shades provided"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Nothing, absolutely loved it"
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: "no"
Cons: "food was average"
Cons: "Caused me a 20+ hour layover in dubai in a horrible hotel"
Pros: "My first flight with Emirates. Excellent all round"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Business class was excellent overall."
Cons: "The food was appalling and crew service very ordinary much inferior to Qantas. The seats are also uncomfortable"
Pros: "Smooth flight, courteous staff"
Pros: "The boarding was quick."
Cons: "Attitude of crew Terrible food Outdated entertainment"
Pros: "Liked The service and the spacious airplanes"
Cons: "No choice left for dinner and would have loved a snack"
Pros: "Seats were comfy and as expected perfect seat 79k"
Cons: "Stewards took a while to respond to the buzzer yet I was sat by the quarters Also food wasn’t offered the choice as they had ran out"
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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very poor service overall"
Cons: "Before I start my complaint I would like to say that my family and I had 6 emirates flights this year and 5 of those flights were very good and we thoroughly enjoyed our traveling with emirates but this 1 flight came out to be the worse flight of my life. I made online check-in and chose our seats and all was successful but when we reached the airport and I opened my app, it displayed that online boarding pass was not available. After moving slowly in a long queue, when I reached near boarding counters, an official checked my name in a list and informed that there was some new tax applied on us and thus I had to visit counter 5 or 6 to pay that tax. We joined the queue of counter 5 but it was not moving at all and I noticed some people being served at counter 5 who were not in the queue, thinking that counter 5 might take longer, I joined counter 6 queue where there were only 1 family and 1 passenger ahead of me, for next half hour we stood there but that queue didn't move. Finally after some time another counter called me, he confirmed that I had made online check-in. We were given boarding passes and were asked to wait for tax processing, After another 15min, we were given all papers and were requested to move to the immigration counter. After immigration when we were going through final security check, the emirates official asked me to hurry up, I showed him that the security process was going on in front of him, upon that he asked why I was late to airport, I informed him that I made online check-in and I was required to be there 90min before the flight but I was there 150min before the flight and it was in front of him how long the tax processing took, upon that he said that I should have been at the boarding counter 240min before the flight and that I should be aware of the facilities at the airport (although it was my 1st time there). I had not made any complaint on what had happened so far to anyone and I was not rude to anyone although I was with my wife and 1.5 years old son who was crying coz of warn weather and thirst, we couldn't provide him with water coz we were standing in queues all the time. But hearing such comments from Emirates official were quite unbearable but still I stayed calm and reached at the gate. When I handed over the boarding passes, I was told that my boarding pass was missing and I was quickly blamed by emirates officials that either I reached there without a boarding pass or I had lost it. When they checked in their system it showed that I was already boarded, I understood that they gave my boarding pass to someone else but they kept on saying that I had lost it and also informed the same to plane crew, then they made a manual boarding pass for me and let me pass the gate. We were the last passengers to enter the plane. When I reached at my seat, there was someone else sitting there, upon taking attendant's help, it was discovered that the passenger sitting there had my boarding pass."
Pros: "Good entertainment. Good vegetarian selection of food. Polite and friendly crew."
Pros: "The service, food and flight entertainment was great."
Pros: "Everything. Nothing negative."
Cons: "The flight on the B777 was most uncomfortable, even in Business Class. Will avoid any flight in this aircraft/airline in future"
Pros: "Everything was good especially the spacious seats and food"
Pros: "Space"
Cons: "Breakfast could have been a bit better"
Pros: "I liked helpfulness of staff that took care of my 11months old son"
Pros: "Emirates leg was good. Easy checkin and I think slightly large than usual seats."
Cons: "I bought a return from Emirates with the returning flight from Australia to London as a code share with Qantas. Qantas does not honour the e-ticekts from Emirates and will NOT allow you to preselect seats online. You have to hope for a good seat at airport checkin. Too bad, as I would have been prepared to pay extra for a seat upgrade."
Pros: "Good vegetarian selection of good. Huge choice of entertainment. Friendly and polite crew."
Cons: "Nothing to report"
Pros: "The cabin’s atmosphere was great, food was on time i think and food and drinks were overflowing and tasted great."
Cons: "My LCD screen had a problem as i noticed that it was just mine that was having this blurring part like every 5 minutes so it was disrupting my concentration on the movie."
Pros: "Crew were friendly Entertainment was good"
Cons: "My meal was awful the only option for me was raw vegetables in order to have vegetarian and gluten free... It was carrot, cucumber and celery sticks and some fruit. I had the same meal twice it was very sad meal for 17.5 hrs with no snacks offered either. My partner and another man were forgotten as the meal rounds were being done. The crew seemed a little disorganised. The adverts on the entertainment were annoying."
Pros: "Air vents over seat, excelent entertainment and good food, comfortable seat. this route doesn’t seem to be too full for the long Hall flight"
Cons: "No foot rest - limited ability to upgrade."
Pros: "It wasn’t a full flight."
Cons: "The crew were too busy in their own world and attention during service was poor."
Pros: "A footrest would make the flight perfect."
Cons: "No footrest. Legs got tired. Felt like lifting them up."
Pros: "The relaxed environment and the crew are amazing"
Cons: "There is always some passengers that drink a bit more than they should but.... there is nothing we can do with it"
Cons: "Food did not meet the usually high standard associated with Emirates . The menu was bland and the main course was served cold."
Cons: "didn't like anything about it"
Pros: "Emirates is a great airline with friendly staff and an amazing fleet of aircraft"
Cons: "I had updated for my flight from Jeddah to Dubai, but found that business class passengers were not given priority boarding and had to wait for all other passengers to board. The plane also took off late."
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "We reached very fast"
Pros: "Got a promotional upgrade and was incredibly impressed ! Flying will never be the same !"
Cons: "The fact that my next flight is going to be economy"
Cons: "The seat was not going back. Food and tea didn't come on time."
Pros: "Staff were friendly and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. In addition the facilities were excellent."
Cons: "Taipei airport was not great and confusing."
Cons: "The fact that I didn't fly due to ill health and got no refund"
Pros: "A380 economy cabin, excellent legroom for a 6"2 bloke like me. Seat was wide enough too. Really good food and a cracking entertainment system. Happily fly them again."
Pros: "Typical standard up to expectations Emirates flight overall."
Cons: "Delay at taxi while arrival. 20min waiting time at DXB for the arrival taxi."
Pros: "I like the flight route"
Cons: "This is my fourth time booking Emirates for my route through kayak. The route is longer but I choose it for on-board Internet for work emails. Generally, they have on-board WiFi Internet, however for my return route of 21 hours both flights had no wifi which was disappointing. This is unprofessional because if you are planning on having WiFi to respond to work emails and it is not available once you are already in the air there is nothing you could do but get stuck. Never does this happen with Lufthansa, Turkish, Etihad. Disappointing."
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."
Cons: "Crew woke us up to ask us if we wanted food. I've only ever been woken up before for safety reasons (seat belts, etc) We were not impressed with the arrival in Dubai. We came in a large plane and had to deplane very far from the terminal onto buses, down a long set of stairs. They did not send enough buses so we waited on the hot outside stairs for about 15 minutes. It took us a full 45+ minutes from landing to get to the actual terminal. We were grateful we had a long layover or we would not have made our connecting flight!"
Pros: "Entertainment & food options, onboard service, seat width & leg room (I'm just under 6 foot)"
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "not upto the mark."
Pros: "Just about everything"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "The crew was great in everything that they did."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "How one of your crew member expressed herself to another crew member regarding the passenger next to me. just because he asked her what type of vegetable were in the eggs. Your crew member was very inconsiderate. All she had to do was answer the question and not make any other comment to her co-worker (Joyanne) about how she wish they (meaning ) passengers would read the menu. I was very disappointed about her comment. Even worst, to see how inconsiderate she was and how she did not even considered if this gentleman could read, or did not have his eyewear. I believe her comment was unnecessary and inappropriate at the time. I could not quite get her name, but she does not need to deal with the public."

Comfortable aircraft and excellent service.

I love Qatar Airways.Thanks to all the people who serve the airline👍👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️

Pros: "Yes loved it"
Pros: "Not satisfied"
Cons: "Need improvements"
Pros: "Staff were accommodating and considerate, great flight!"
Pros: "The crew was excellent. The plane was new."
Cons: "There was a limited choice in movies. Boarding and deplaning took a while."
Pros: "Nice flight. Good service but it seems women dont get service men do. Ie my wife."
Cons: "Screening was arduous. Line for business class check in at counter was chaotic with no sense of order. A real mess. took over a half an hour and agents were processing coach passengers randomly and seemed oblivious to business class passengers who paid a significant price for the tickets."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth; Plane was clean; Flight departed on time;"
Cons: "Flight arrived late for no obvious reason; Crew was good but not as good as what I have experienced in the past with Qatar and other airlines"
Pros: "Food , Crew , Plane, Cleanliness and Entertainment were good."
Cons: "Didn't like the fact that I was never notified through email that the flight was from a different , newer airport in Islamabad. Originally my booking was from Benazir International Airport Islamabad but on the day of flight when I went to that airport , it was totally closed for operations and flights. And I asked people in the street e.g taxi drivers etc which airport my flight could be from. They told me that a new airport in Islamabad had become operational and my flight could be from the newer airport. I went to the new airport but I was late for boarding because my time was wasted in going first to the Benazir International Airport and then rerouting to the new airport. Fortunately the fight from Islamabad to Qatar was delayed and I was able to make it to the boarding and flew from Islamabad to Doha."
Pros: "On business class, so service was extraordinary"
Pros: "Cabin crews were politie"
Cons: "Waiting area outside gate was crowded and slow service, plane take off was delayed Plane wasnt clean enough food wasnt good taste horrible"
Pros: "Did not provide hotel even in a 10 hours lay over. The security personel does not know how to behave with passengers."
Pros: "Qatar personal ground services they did the best they could in a difficult environment such as GVA airport. Cabin Crew FABULOUS Quality of space GOOD Food EXCELLENT Looking forward in flying again with QATAR AIRWAYS Thanks Tony Manias"
Cons: "Although for some technical reasons the flight was considerably delayed, there was no action taken either by Qatar Airways or Geneva airport authorities to make the waiting more confortable!! The passengers of economy class and business class were all stacked in the same space (it looked more of a hangar...) Access to this space was only possible by stairs (No elevator - No escalator !!) No drinks offered, not enough chairs to sit and wait......etc The main blame is to put on Geneva Airport Authorities. This airport is a total mess From the moment one arrives at the airport area (access - parking - ..) till the moment of boarding... It should be boycotted by major and quality companies such as Qatar Airways and many others."
Cons: "Seats on this flight are awful, wonder why they have these seats for long haul flights, not yet all comfortable to sleep on these , I got back pain by the time I got out of the plane."
Pros: "Friendly service, and comfortable ride, will gladly fly again"
Cons: "Out dated inflight entertainment system"
Pros: "Thank you to wonderful hard working Crew."
Cons: "I am a lacto ovo vegitarian. The meal was just vegitarian. I would have like to have an ice cream or a piece of cake."
Cons: "Some crews are not accommodating."
Pros: "I liked everything from A to Z! the aircraft was spacious and new. The staff were very friendly and cooperative and attentive. the seat was comfortable and entertainment system was great!"
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: "I was actually impressed with the entertainment selection :)"
Cons: "The economy seats are just unfortunately not a place you can get comfortable enough to sleep. On 14 hour flights one hopes to sleep."
Pros: "its a five stars trip in its services"
Pros: "Great take off and landing. Nice comfort packet, blanket, and pillow Good service and spacious seating in economy class."
Pros: "The food was the best airline food out there. Also, the regular economy seats recline more than other airlines."
Cons: "The boarding process was chaotic. There was. O system to the boarding and it made for a lot of pushing to get in line."
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "The security process to board the plane had no order. Stood in line while people after me was able to board the plane. When it was my turn, I was randomly selected for additional security screening."
Pros: "Love it. Newer airplane; state of the art high-tech."
Pros: "The food on foreign airlines is so much better than on american airlines (they even offer something in economy class on short local flights)."
Cons: "The seat spacing on the 70-minute flisght was a little cramped - it would be even worse for a taller person than I (at 5'10")."
Cons: "Crowded flight, late departure."
Pros: "Overall it was a nice flight however some areas need some attention. Boarding gates were very crowded and there was no crowd management in the small area. Secondly, the food was not at all upto the mark. If you are serving sandwich atleast make it flavorful or just serve drinks on this short flight with nuts/biscuits/chocolate."
Cons: "Read on the left."
Cons: "Check in to the boarding lounge was a bit chaotic and there were a lot of angry customers yelling at airline staff. The process needs to be improved."
Cons: "Food choices could be better."
Pros: "Left on time. Great pilot and crew - very concerned about our welfare. Quick flight. Nice aircraft."
Cons: "Steep decline in food quality"
Pros: "The flight was short but the plane was well maintained and the crew was accommodating."
Cons: "The boarding process started too early and some of the passengers were annoying as they jump over you because they were not directed to the correct aisle."
Cons: "Realised that for short flights they do not supply headsets. This is rather strange, since the media content they have is useless unless there are headsets / paid or free whichever"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "The crew were excellent"
Cons: "The plane was too small and lots of turbulence"
Pros: "the comfort of the flight was very good."
Cons: "there could have been a little bit bigger portion of food."
Pros: "Excellent aiways"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The staff were friendly"
Cons: "Food The seat were terrible The next flight rebooked because the first fight were delayed"
Pros: "I like it."
Cons: "No problem"
Pros: "Excellent!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rudeness of check in staff Disorganized, slow and chaotic screening process for transfer passengers (only two machines for thousands hundred passenger) Near- or semi-illiterate ground staff"
Pros: "Leaving Doha was excellent"
Cons: "Took forever to get out of emigrations, we landed at different terminal and had to get train over. coming back the flight was delayed and it was just nutts trying with everyone trying to get on board."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "I think in plain should serve international food not only Indian spicy one. may some do not like spicy"
Cons: "At Nairobi airport, we were waiting at the gate to board our plane. There was a lot of disorganization and confusion. A man made an announcement that we would need to go to another gate. He then retracted his statement and told us to remain where we were. My group was going to be pressed for time to catch our connecting flight. The confusion regarding take-off time and location was extremely anxiety-invoking. All of the people taking the flight had to walk quite a ways across the tarmac to board the plane. The flight itself was unremarkable."
Pros: "Lie flat bed and friendly and accomodating crew."
Cons: "Would have liked more storage space around me."
Pros: "The plane is nice and comfortable. Individual tvs was great."
Cons: "The male flight attendant was trying to force luggage in the overhead. I heard a crack and so did the lady standing behind him and the ones sitting next to me. I asked him what that crack noise was and he said nothing. That I was imagining it or something. He then said he did not touch my bag when I watched him push it back and over and shove another object in front of it. He broke my carry on bag the crack was the pull grip piece that attached for the bag to lean when pulling broke in half. I have not even had the bag for 6 months and he broke it and took no accountability for it. No one cared or showed any attempt to apologize."
Pros: "Great cabin crew, great Qatar standard."
Cons: "Slightly small plane for a long-haul flight."
Pros: "The seat was very comfortable"
Pros: "it's nice to be on the same plane all the way to the US va flying through Europe or the Middle East and switching"
Cons: "old airplane had no power point at the seat"
Pros: "Business Class on the Code Share, South African Air was superb"
Pros: "Entertainment system was great, leg room was comfy and I had an aisle seat plus an empty seat next to me so I could nap and move around okay. Our airhostess was awesome! Someone was sick on the flight so we left 35 mins late, so missed my connection to Newark but they promptly rebooked me for 3 hours later :) thanks for excellent service!"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Crew were amazing"
Cons: "Plane is old and systems worn out. Seats uncomfortable, little leg room, no premium economy and entertainment system didn't work. I have flown nearly 2 million miles and this has to be one of the worst planes I have been on."
Pros: "1. Friendly welcoming crew 2. Comfortable seats 3. Reasonable selection of entertainment 4. Clean amenities"
Cons: "1. Although i requested Halal food in advance, when i booked my flight, non was provided. 2. I got to the boarding gate, 10 minutes before the plane was initially scheduled to take off. I was the second last person to board the aircraft because there was a long queue at Passport control with only one officer for a prolonged period. The man at the final boarding checkpoint, insisted that i was late because of shopping, and insisted on me catching a new flight the following day. He said that they had already filled up the plane with Stand By passengers, and my bags had already been off loaded. I had to beg him to allow me to board, and eventually he did. About 10 minutes after the scheduled departure time, the captain announced that they were waiting for one more guest, and the flight actually left about 20 minutes later then schedule anyway. This series of evens led me to believe that the man at the boarding gate was trying to elicit a bribe from me."
Pros: "I didnt like anything about SAA business class"
Cons: "Seats have this kink in the middle when in flat position. No business class boarding, food was average to bad. Not impressed at all"
Cons: "Delightful stewardess. Tiny plane, but they still offered sandwiches and drinks!"
Cons: "Very small, old seats. TVs are old and small and very slow to operate."
Pros: "Plane was not full. Newish aircraft. On time."
Cons: "No interactive maps working. Entertainment only average. Flight crew did not provide updates."
Cons: "Plane was ancient, the entertainment system failed about 4 times! Food was not pleasant!"
Pros: "Punctuality"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The sound on my seat and the one next to me not working. On my previous flight my TV was broken This is a long day time flight equipment needs to work"
Cons: "I had to go sit in another seat when I need an aisle as I have a very active bladder. I went back to my seat with no TV"
Pros: "The crew was so caring"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Newer plan and the entertainment was pretty good."
Cons: "Flight arrived an hour later but the biggest issue was the limitation on food options. It seems selections of popular choices ran out fairly quickly."
Pros: "How short the flight was. They also let us board early with a infant."
Cons: "The guest service at the check in was terrible. Back and forth between counters. Very rushed service on flight."
Pros: "Liked the flight crew"
Cons: "Hated the meal, hated not having power, hated the uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "Not enough beverage service Airport lacking facilities Not direct enough with had to ask lots of questions!"
Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Airline dishonest and unhelpful"
Cons: "Took so long to leave almost missed my connecting flight.0"
Pros: "Compared to other airlines, The food was fairly high above average. Online check in was smooth."
Cons: "Service, boarding, comfort, repeated interruptions and the flight attendants' unfriendly mannerism is still worse than any other international airline out there that I have experienced. Although it has improved. SAA has much much more improvements to make."
Pros: "Food, wine, service, seat, captain updates"
Cons: "Could have better in flight entertainment"
Cons: "My luggage was not forwarded to Johannesburg, SA was not helpful. Missed flight. Luckily Quatar booked us on another flight."
Cons: "It was 15 hour flight and only two meals was not good"
Pros: "Qatar air should have other options for food. Not many people like indian or middle eastern food."
Pros: "Friendliness and response to requests by the crew was superb. The food was adequate."
Cons: "The entertainment system is really poor, outdated, bad quality audio, video, everything."
Pros: "Everything as expected. Kudos to the captain for skill and for his reassuring announcement to passengers (that we were all safe, no harm done) after the plane was struck by lightening on route."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "The flight attendants were gracious and friendly."
Cons: "The food was not great. Flapjacks for breakfast.."
Pros: "Willingness of customer service agents to get us through security fast to board our group's flight."
Cons: "Different baggage polices between SA and SAX. SA has two bags at 23 kilos each while SAX has one bag at 20 kilos, which makes traveling on SAX incredibly expensive when going through Johannesburg to any region where it flies. I understand weight limit on aircraft, but choose to be more upfront with baggage polices on SA's website if flying with SAX so people don't have a "gotcha" moment at the counter."
Pros: "Puctuality"
Cons: "Lack of entreteinment"
Cons: "Almost didn't get a business class seat even though i purchased a business class ticket. The plane was "tired"."
Pros: "The pleasant efficient servicea"
Cons: "Aircon too cold"
Pros: "The special meal order was carried out."
Cons: "The entertainment system didn't work on either 15-hour flight. that made the trip very difficult."
Cons: "Babies crying too much"
Pros: "Efficient flight."
Cons: "Bag drop off staff are unfocused with a couldn't-care-less attitude. Cabin crew hardly have a personable disposition - cold and utilitarian: not a smile or a nod!!"
Pros: "The food was fairly good and ample. RAMONA"
Cons: "It was JFK TO JOHANNESBURG- I did NOT like the having a lady insist I needed to be in a wheelchair in order to make it to the Cape Town gate of departure when I did not ask for a wheelchair. MOSTLY I DID NOT LIKE that --when I insisted I must return to the plane to get the cell phne I left and KNEW where it was left-she insisted that SAA wold send it to CApe Town and I could get it there. She claimed she phoned the flight attendants to send it on. I learned this is NOT how SAA does it and I never got my phone. I do thikn, perhaps, someone who saw it called and--being it was still with SAA I think THEY went and climed it for hemselves. I did NOT think SAA accepted enough information from me and no info at first. My phone looked just like an I-Phone. It had a rubber purple back cover on it. MOST of the entries were face painting designs that I NEED. I do NOT think SAA had the passenger who got it 10 days later in Johannesburg was aasked what was programed into it. I did NOT think the reps in lost and found were knowledgable or efficent when I spoke with them several times."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable. The meal was very good and so was the complimentary Castle Lager. I really enjoyed conversing with my seat row mates from England!"
Cons: "The boarding gate check in was very slow and the boarding via a bus was also slow."
Pros: "I got help with the boarding pass and once on the plane was very impressed with the comfort of the interior and cleanliness of the plane. I would definitely fly with that airline again."
Pros: "The Asian vegetarian meal was pretty good, for plane food."
Cons: "The crew was dismissive and rude and toward myself and my travel companion. At one point we compared the same crew member's behavior toward a business class passenger and it is evident the crew member did not think economy passengers worthy of minimal courtesy and respect. Someone had thrown up on the plane in a seat near us early on the flight and there was a terrible smell on account of the passenger not disposing of her air sickness bag. When we asked the crew for help in kindly reminding passengers to dispose of their airsickness bags, if used, they were very dismissive rather than helpful."
Cons: "No power and was told I couldn't use a blanket during take off."
Pros: "Comfort of the seats and the crew was helpful.the"
Cons: "There needs to be more food selections.."
Pros: "The pilots and crew did well."
Cons: "On both 16 hour flights close to half of the entertainment screens didn't work at all. The vegetarian sandwich out of NY was slices of bell pepper between two slices of bread. But you can have a gin and tonic. In Cape Town the 90 minutes before the flight was spent standing in line to be frisked and have your bags rummaged through. After that everyone just piled on board in no order. The elites were able to skip through and avoid dealing with the riff raff."
Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "My entertainment system didn't work and they reset it so many times that it failed to even start up. After I complained there was no resolution or compensation."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The last two flights that I bought in Kayak, have been terrible. In this one, we arrived at the airport and although we had a confirmed reservation code, our flights had not been paid, so there was not place for us on the plane. We had to reschedule everything and pay again all the flight in the airport. A disaster! And the flights also were terrible, all the flights were delayed, the landed was so abrupt. The plane landed in another airport because it didn't have gasoline, so, we arrived 2,30 hours late. All was awful, since the booking to the flight! Kayak has declined the quality of their service in recent times. Actually, today would not recommend anyone buy on this platform."
Pros: "That the flight was nonstop direct and the leg room in economy was very good."
Cons: "The entertainment system was terrible with both poor screen quality and single sided audio. You could barely understand the dialogue and needed to hold the head phones to your ears. Food was bland with poor presentation. We also received a meal at the start and end of the 15 hour flight with nothing offered in between. Seat cushions need to be replaced."
Pros: "The seats were way more comfortable than the first (and longer) leg of the trip. The staff was incredibly kind and attentive."
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn't activated :/"
Cons: "Food was just okay, there was no entertainment"
Pros: "Simple, efficient and generally courteous. Timely. Especially the captain's approach to his service on such a long flight, through his soothing words to his passengers and crew. Kudos to him and the crew."
Cons: "Nothing that I disliked. Just couple of suggestions. 1. The wait between the meal upon leaving Joburg and the breakfast upon approaching JFK is TOO LONG, especially for some elderly ( if you review passenger list, you will be surprised how many were on my flight). Does not have to be more than some healthy snacks, but would be joyfully received. I know there is something available in the rear galley, but more fruits, cut up and offered in packs. SOUTH AFRICA is the country of fruits, after all. 2. Someone has done a rather poor job of selecting Indian music. Overemphasis of South Indian ( Tamil). Even the Bollywood selection (too small) is mostly out of mainstream, neither popular with young nor the elderly. If you write me, I would happily explain. Whoever is in charge does not appear very aware of your Indian passengers needs/wants. Thank you for the opportunity to help improve your service. Best to SAA."
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