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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Staff were polite"
Cons: "The seating space is horrendous, I am 5 ft 8 and felt like I was sitting with my knees at my chest, horrible horrible seating"
Pros: "The crew was professional & friendly"
Cons: "Food was terrible honestly, entertainment system didn't work on 1st flight."
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"
Pros: "Flight and the crew!"
Cons: "Staff at the airport pushing you to upgrade to first class but not making it clear only the first trip from Athens to Amsterdam which the first class uses same uncomfortable seats as the economy to pay extra 130 euros ridiculous airfrance stuff! I should have flown all the way to NYC first class!!!"
Pros: "The pilot and the crews were helpful about the transit. Pilot make up a lot of time."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, had to run to my next connection flight."
Pros: "Good amount of space on the plane, lots of movies to watch, good food and drink."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic & therefore delayed take off a little Receiving luggage was slow -@ 35 minutes from landing to luggage claim, so actual arrival was considerably later for those meeting me"
Pros: "Reclinable seats."
Cons: "The food!! The lights could be dimmed as it was a night flight."
Pros: "Fantastic gate agents!"
Cons: "The food was terrible."
Pros: "The crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Baggage checkin & flight boarding was slow & disorganized."
Pros: "Onboard crew were nice and polite. Flight was on time (a rarity)."
Cons: "The boarding crew was rude and unpleasant, the plane was boiling hot."
Pros: "Cabin facilities"
Cons: "They didn’t bring one of my bags"
Pros: "Crew was pleasant but not attentive to detail. Bypassed is completely for snack and drink towards end of 9 hour flight!"
Cons: "Pay attention to passengers."
Pros: "Crew was nice and friendly"
Cons: "Airplane so uncomfortable. Food horrible. Not even available for one of us what we ask for on what was offered. Bad taste and not what can be on a that length of time flight."
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Cons: "My suitcase didn't come with the airline."
Cons: "Trouble checking in regarding a visa issue?.. no other trouble at the other airports.."
Pros: "The crew was really friendly."
Cons: "There was a Force Majeur delay in Helsinki due to wings freezing that caused 20 minute delay to Amsterdam and made the interchange stressful."
Cons: "Our lougage did not arrive"
Cons: "Nothing special"
Pros: "Shirt flight but well catered, boarding was efficient and quick."
Cons: "Not lots of legroom but adequate for an hour long hop. It was cold on board and also had to board via steps from outside"
Pros: "Comfortable and well laid out seat area"
Cons: "Food was a little substandard for business class"
Pros: "We were fed a nice pasta meal and offered drinks twice. They also gave a muffin for desert. The flight attendants were very nice and attentive with cheerful smiles. I wish every airline had service this good!"
Cons: "infotainment was down. Lost my luggage the flight was delayed"
Pros: "expedited check in with nice staff. Security staff were pleasant, and the entire check in process for everything was easy"
Cons: "there was no lounge close to our departure gate"
Cons: "Crowded seating, 20-year old video system, headphones that did not match the two-jack system, lackluster service in flight. Generally my experience with KLM has been good, but this was well below average."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed a little due to weather as was takeoff. Cant blame them for weather but the connection was very tight."
Cons: "At some point the luggage was lost. here."
Pros: "Flight was lovely, crew were friendly and very helpful and food was delicious!! We travelled with assistance for mum and it was excellent and we were kept updated all through the flight."
Pros: "My bagage broke"
Cons: "I paid extra fee for extra bagage which was tv and i paid insurance my tv broke and no one responces for it"
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."
Cons: "una valija se perdió. Eso desató el descontrol que tiene KLM para seguir el equipaje. No hay como hacer tracking. No hay un teléfono a donde hablar, la web está desactualizada y con información equivocada. Direccionan a usar canales de twitter y facebook que no responden. Primer experiencia en KLM y no pienso nunca más usar esta aerolínea. Llevar el equipaje o resolver un problema sobre valijas es de lo más básico de una aerolínea y no lo hacen."
Pros: "Short-hop flight, fit for purpose."
Cons: "Per usual, KLM can't seem to figure out the order of boarding the plane. Should be business - priority - everyone else. Instead they do priority first, and that's usually two-thirds of the passengers. Strange choice of in-flight movies; no accounting for taste, I guess."
Pros: "Airline staff good and professional"
Cons: "Nothing one can do, for a 6.2" guy, the metal bar that forms the shape for the pouch for magazines and such digs into knees, ESP if person in front adjusts seat back. Fold out table barely accommodates laptop."
Pros: "Very efficient boarding, fast and professional but warm and friendly. The plane was very clean and quite spacious for a two by two configuration. On time departure and landing and smoothed processing at the other end."
Cons: "Nothing to improve"
Pros: "Overall, my trip to Cardiff via Amsterdam was smooth and delightful. I've flown a few short trips this summer and I was pleasantly surprised to find KLM still offered complimentary snacks. What a refreshing change!"
Cons: "There was no entertainment which is why I assigned that category only one star. The boarding process in Amsterdam could have been a bit smoother. Announcements were no clear."
Pros: "The cabin crew were fantastic and funny"
Cons: "Tiny seats"
Pros: "Friendliest economy class service I've ever encountered."
Pros: "Very good flight, excellent service and good food."
Pros: "Flight crew on flight from Amsterdam to Cape Town were probably the most friendly and enthusiastic I've experienced and no, they were not all young. The plane was spotless throughout the flight. They were always coming around with water and juice and they genuinely seemed to care about all the passengers. The Flight back crew were just the opposite. More like the old lazy farts you get on the American carriers or BA or QF long haul. Whoo have been there for the long haul and should have stopped ages ago."
Cons: "The Entertainment images on the screens promoted Beauty and the Beast, Batman Lego movie but neither were on the system! Food quality was rubbish"
Pros: "Overall very nice flight, even comes with free drink and snack"
Cons: "Our flight from Nairobi to Lusaka was cancelled for some reason and we did not find out until we happened to log into the website to double check our itinerary. They automatically rescheduled the flight only giving us 25 minutes to reach our next flight...impossible. so, after calling, we were re-booked again and forced into a 13 hour layover in Amsterdam. Our original flight plan had 4 hours. so, because we are a family of 7 with a baby, we had to buy a hotel room to rest, costing us a lot of extra money we had not planned to spend. We contacted KLM for help with the cost but were rejected. We also lost 5 bags somewhere between Chicago and Lusaka, but after 2 days, we received them."
Pros: "Overall, good flight"
Cons: "Terrible moslem food, too much lentil with tasteless chicken"
Pros: "Even for a 50 minute flight, drinks and sandwich was provided"
Pros: "Staff was excellent. Entertainment options pretty good."
Cons: "Seems very dated. Business Class felt cramped and not very luxurious."
Cons: "KLM sent us to Kiev thru Stambul (Turkey). We have spent 8 hours more on flights."
Pros: "Crew are the best!"
Cons: "The Premium Eco seats are a catastrophe. They don't recline: the seats only slide down slightly but the upper part of your body doesn't move much. This makes for a poor experience, especially on a night flight. Except if you need the extra width, Eco has better value."
Pros: "The crew was astounding"
Cons: "Very cramped seat on the TGV train. I will definitely choose and pay a seat on my own next time, rather than accepting the on picked by Air France... And it will be cheaper, too!"
Pros: "Polite and friendly service"
Cons: "Not necessary to buy a business class ticket, as all the new planes have standard economy seats in the front as well."
Cons: "Departure time was almost 2 hours late and the communication of the cabin crew regarding this issue was poor. Almost an hour went by without an update."
Pros: "Crew was good, seat was not, it was freezing cold and one little blanket was inadequate!"
Cons: "Provide another blanket when needed, was wearing shorts and a short sleeve shirt."
Cons: "CDG airport in Paris is a very inefficient and by far the slowest airport. I recommend other passengers to get to the airport at least 4 hours before their departure."
Pros: "Crew was ok and servicial"
Cons: "Food and reception at door of boarding"
Pros: "Staff were friendly and seats in business were super comfortable."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Placed in last row w/ non-reclining seats, even though bought tix 7 months early. We travel w/ only carry-on bags. AF allows 35 kg each but only 12 kg in cabin. I asked, online, twice, if we could have a couple of extra kg for hand pieces. Rec’d only auto. luggage policy. Forced to check both bags."
Pros: "Left on time. No turbulence."
Pros: "The cue lines per zone are the most brilliant idea!"
Cons: "After boarding began there was a backup after the gate en route to the plane. No explanation. The plane left an hour later than scheduled but seemed to arrive close to scheduled time."
Cons: "It was a great flight can’t think of anything"
Cons: "The fligh Washington delay more than a hour"
Pros: "Most of the crew tired especially hard to keep everyone comfortable and safe. The food was absolutely amazing."
Cons: "Other members of the crew were snarky to passengers and dismissive of questions from passengers during the early stages of the delay. We were all trapped on board for about 4 or so hours without much communication from the crew or captain which made me very anxious. We arrived 5 hrs late and it put my whole trip in jeopardy. Based on this experience, I eont be inclined to use this airline again for future trip planning. This airline will need to work hard to earn my trust back because i felt physically and emotionally unsafe throughout the experience, many times."
Cons: "they lost our luggage very inconvenient"
Cons: "Engine noise in the cabin is loud."
Pros: "The crew worked hard, but the food was below the French standards."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 2.5 hours and the passengers spent this time in the cabin without a/c."
Cons: "Told us to get in line for boarding and review our tickets and then made us stand there for 75 minutes before boarding."
Pros: "Food was good and again, staff were friendly and professional. Flight was on time and efficient dis-embark mentioned."
Cons: "Slight issue with headphone connection, was not the only passenger."
Cons: "Leg space."
Pros: "Food has improved a lot on business class. Meals are more creative."
Cons: "Water bottles not given out unless ou ask for it. Crew needs to better trained with how to handle business class..."
Pros: "The staff was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "One hour delay without any information on embarking and another hour in the plane before departure"
Cons: "Security services at Manchester airport...too long and not friendly at all"
Cons: "Plane left 45 minutes late. No reason given either when waiting or after late boarding. I didn't eat as I tried to sleep byt narrow seats meant being woken constantly by fidgety neighbour. Fortunately the plane made up most of the lost time and I got my next Air France flight. This one was 50 minutes late departing."
Cons: "I don’t know why they keep making boarding with stairs and bus."
Cons: "Waited a while before take off."
Pros: "Fine for a 45-50 minute regional flight."
Cons: "Wouldn’t be great for long-haul flights."
Pros: "Flight attendant was very nice."
Cons: "We got socked with 40 Euro fees for our carry on plus personal item being 2 lbs over. The biggest problem is they were picking and choosing which bags they weighed. 10 people behind us and before us got in without incident. Plane wasn’t even half full so they were deliberately trying to make more $."
Cons: "They loosed our reserved seats, our luggage, food was awful, ground staff was disrespectful."
Pros: "The service"
Cons: "no vegeterian sandwiches very disappointed"
Pros: "Hospitality of the flight attendants"
Cons: "Toilets could hv been cleaned more often"
Pros: "The crew was Nice onboard But in the AirPort No Good at all.."
Cons: "People in CDG AirPort Seen so Rude or stressfull, Well also a flight almost 3 hours with out entreteiment .. boring .."
Pros: "It was Amazing staff helpfull and fresh.. love it"
Cons: "Flight of almost 3 hours was not entreteiment at all just magazines."
Pros: "Seat comfort in business class Professional and friendly crew"
Cons: "Food not tasty Limited entertainment even in business class (such small and old screen style) Newspapers available to be much more diversified When is the WiFi going to be available?"
Pros: "The price 50€ cheaper than the other operators. Quick flight. Kind crew."
Cons: "Lack organisation for checking. No difference if you have done the checking online. No breakfast on a 7am flight though included in the price."
Pros: "The hostesses were very kind and nice"
Pros: "The crew is great, with their typical slightly humourous and casual French attitude. Great collection of international quality movies."
Cons: "Average and disappointing sitting space. The vegan lacto-ovo meal is disappointing."
Cons: "Long delay during connection at CDG Unclear information about delay Repeated changes to boarding time Unable to take stroller during connection Had to go through security again at CDG, although same terminal (2E)"
Pros: "Pretty decent"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "Service was much better than on the flight from MIA to CDG 3 weeks before - that was very poor. Entertainment was excellent - great selection of movies. Premium Economy was definitely worth the upgrade cost."
Cons: "Boarding was a complete debacle - no control over who went where. Sky Priority line was full of 50 people who weren't Sky Priority, and there was only one person checking passports. The two people at the desk didn't care when I noted this. We were called to the desk in advance of boarding to check passport information. When we got to the check in line, we were taken aside for more passport checking, even though we are US citizens with Trusted Traveler status in the GOES program. We were one of the first people at the departure lounge, and one of the the last to board."
Pros: "I didn't feel cramped in a Window Seat. Two meals were served during the flight. It was nice to get back to being fed something other than skippy snacks on an airline flight."
Cons: "I was ignored over and over again as ice cream, drinks and snacks were offer by the crew. It would have been nice if some would ask me before falling asleep if I wanted to be roused for snacks and desserts. After being on back to back flights of more than 10 hours each it would be considerate for the crew to be aware of my length of travel and to make sure they don't assume my resting my eyes is the same as me being asleep. Even when I was awake it appeared I was being overlooked, ignored and left out of complimentary services I saw other receiving....my bad for not asking to be noticed."
Cons: "No entertainment or usb plugsto charge."
Pros: "This plane was the nicest plane I had ever been on. Very comfortable and the entertainment was amazing!"
Cons: "Airplane food is airplane food I guess."
Pros: "Warm and elegant service"
Pros: "Food was surprisingly plentiful and good. Crew was friendly and helpful. Movie selections were adequate."
Cons: "The leg room between seats was non-existant. I'm only average height and it was terribly cramped. For a taller person it would be torture."
Pros: "Friendly crew, this is just a shuttle service. Not much to write about"
Cons: "They wouldn't fill my water bottle, gave me two plastic cups instead...."
Pros: "We upgraded to first class and everything was perfect!!"
Pros: "THE FLIGHT WAS PLEASANT"
Cons: "I DIDNT LIKE THAT THE TICKET I BOUGHT DIDNT HAVE LUGAGE INCLUDED! I HAD TO PAY 100 EUROS FOR 1 LUGAGE. I COULD BELIEVE A LONG COURSE FLIGHT, A 10 HOURS FLIGHT AND NO LUGAGE! VERY ANOYING!"
Pros: "The aircraft was relatively new and well appointed."
Cons: "Service with a frown by half the staff. Took away headphones that I had stowed aside for a later time while taking a nap and gave it to another passenger - on a long haul business class flight. Poor service culture. Outbound flight was terrible. Six hour delay. No apologies. Rude telephone staff."
Cons: "Check in too long 3 different queues Took too long to open check in Boarding not efficient Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Nice seat (I paid €48 euro for more legroom) and the food was decent and the movie selection good."
Cons: "TAP's boarding procedure is a bit of a mess. We had to wait an extended period of time to board and no information was given. Also keep in mind you have to pay extra for luggage, which is a real deal-breaker when traveling for extended periods of time."
Pros: "The crew was really good and attentive"
Cons: "The boarding was a little chaotic"
Pros: "We really enjoyed TAP Air Portugal and expect to fly with them again. Comfortable seats, pillow, blanket, and MEALS! Good ones with actual silver! USB charging port at every seat, with a good selection of movies. Great airline for a great price!"
Cons: "The Airbus 330 is onder Verizon with classic beats with less place and pedals. Also the personal screens are far outdated"
Pros: "flight was more than 4 hours late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "flight was more than 4 hours late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "The plane was comfortable the free drinks and food and crew were friendly."
Cons: "Can't think of anything!"
Cons: "Long wait on crowded hot bus to the plane."
Pros: "Much better than I expected, will fly again with pleasure."
Pros: "The flight itself was good."
Cons: "The only thing that I felt was not appropriate was that they made me check in my carry-on at the gate. Apparently, the airline requested 55 passengers to check their carry-on bags...but they just selected the first people who were closest to the gate. I purposely did not check a bag because I had limited time to make a train connection at my final destination, plus I had to go thru customs and I knew that in itself would be time consuming. I explained this to the airline staff, but they did not care. I think they should have first asked for volunteers; and if still needed, then randomly select people to check in the carry-on. Also they only were making people with the “suitcase” carry-on to check them in....anyone with a duffle-looking bag was not even bothered. Luckly, I’m mange to make my train connection, but I was running to do this...not fun at all."
Cons: "Schedule wrong, missed next flight"
Cons: "I was dehydrated because I could barely get enough water to drink"
Cons: "We could not reserve a gluten free meal to accommodate allergies."
Pros: "great seats, great egg tarts and easy check in"
Pros: "Excelent fly! No deley! Excelent crew! Good food!"
Pros: "Food snack was okay. Flight attendants were polite."
Cons: "Gates were switched with no notification. Sat on the tarmac for 45 minutes before takeoff apparently waiting foR the little truck to tow us to the runway. The seats are incredibly short in length, zero room for a 6’3” person. I was terribly scrunched up and uncomfortable. Knees are raw from rubbing the back of the seat in front of me. I’ll be watching flights to be sure I never take this model of plane again or chooses another airline."
Pros: "Flight was only 15 minutes late"
Cons: "Food and drink (esp. non-alcoholic) is terrible. Not offering a vegetarian option - even on short haul - is ridiculous in the 21st century."
Cons: "Had to check 2 of our luggages, and it cost $95 per piece. Never flown an airline where I had to pay more than $50 per piece. Also carryon has to be less than 8 kg. Our small luggage that we had to check never had any problems with any other airlines about being a carryon but since it was over 8 kg, it had to be checked. Flight was short but no entertainment screen to watch or listen to music. Will not be flying with airline ever again."
Pros: "Excellent layout, excellent service."
Pros: "My experiences on TAP have always been pleasant. The crew is friendly. Everything works as it should. No complaints."
Pros: "Food was abundant and pretty good. I paid $91.95 US (think it was 75 euro) for the exit row and felt this was money well spent."
Cons: "They charged me $90 for my luggage. Several weeks or perhaps even months after I booked, I received an e-mail saying I had booked Super Cheap Economy or some such. It had a link to pay for 'additional services' but not luggage. At the time of booking, I checked and the price given was $35. So, I have protested the additional $55 with my CC company and will see what happens. BTW the luggage was not overweight. They turned off all the lights, including my personal reading lamp, so I could not read and had to just sit there doing nothing. That really blew big chunks. I only got two small glasses of wine."
Pros: "There wasn't anything special to like compares to other good airlines. I would say crews attitudes and foods were alright."
Cons: "Doesn't have a USB cable to charge the phone and there were no perfume or toothbrush for the long journey. Also no apple juice."
Cons: "everything is ok but food is bad. better give to passenger fruit or bisquit, wafers"
Pros: "None of the videos about Portugal worked!!"
Pros: "Easy mobile check in process,"
Cons: "Too sleep deprived from earlier missed connection to notice much about this flight except for the complete mess when it came to boarding. You can't line up 4 boarding zones in an area that is maybe 10ft by 10"
Pros: "Flight on time and safe Crew very pleasant"
Cons: "Cramped seating Boarding dreadfully slow"
Pros: "Luckily had a 4 seater row for us 2 only."
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours leaving Lisbon due to mechanical failure. As a hub more planes should be readily available."
Cons: "Their short flight from Frankfurt to Lisbon was not that comfortable. Seats were thin, close together. My knees were jammed against the seat in front of me. Glad the international flight was more comfortable. Somehow we did not get the memo that there was a 0 baggage allowance for an international flight. Most give 1 or two bags free. So when we had to pay 80 euros for each bag it started off our trip with TAP a lot disappointed. We still have to fly back and we can go online and pay before hand and get it for 45 euros each. Increased out ticket prices by 205 euros. Will make me take a second thought before I book with TAP again."
Pros: "The trip was perfect. My bag does not think the same way."
Cons: "Everything was perfect until I receive my bag and notice that two (2) items were missing: my snorkeling face mask, and my camera's tripod. Who is responsible for this? How can I be happy with this?"
Cons: "My reservation was cancelled."
Cons: "Carrying your luggage downstairs is crazy. And then taking a crammed bus to board the plane -- seems very 1960's"
Cons: "Very poor check in!! We checked two bags when we went to the desk to get our boarding passes.....then when we were boarding the plane, I went through without a problem but my wife was flagged. we were informed that we now had to pay for our checked bags..both of us even though I had already been cleared. 70 dollars was needed...and so with our flight ready to leave we had to just about run 250 meters and then back 250 meters to catch our flight....we are in our 60's!!!!!. If we had to pay we should have been told at check in! and to make matters worse both of our checked bags are carryon size...we only checked them because we thought it would be convenient. Given that it was not our mistake that bag fee should have been waived....very poor customer service to people who have flown TAP many times........"
Cons: "We experienced a 6 hour delay in Lisbon because there was no fuel available - terrible planning causing us to spend hours on the runway."
Pros: "the crew were amazingly warm, professional and attentive."
Cons: "no food option without a dead animal in it"
Pros: "very pleasant experience flying TAP. Baggage check was free, and for our international flight we had a top notch entertainment system in seat. Would definitely fly again!"
Pros: "The flight crew were efficient"
Cons: "Legroom was cramped"
Cons: "It wasn't at all the airline's fault, but this flight saw random searches at the gate of carry-on luggage + patdowns of selected passengers. I understand fully the imperatives for security, However it would be nice if there were some way to signal passengers that they might want to get to the gate early...... Fortunately I'd experienced it before (same flight out of Lisbon) and knew there was a good chance of a repeat...."
Pros: "Crew was kind, not robots. They disciplined the several children running in the aisles throughout the flight as their parents did not. Medal of bravery and honor to them! D"
Cons: "Dirty cabin - floor was filthy with food and wrappers when we boarded. Did not use bathroom as assumed it was same."
Cons: "Made me check luggage once about to board and luggage with my medicine never made it to my final destination"
Pros: "The extra leg room in economy. The excellent typical but gourmet Portuguese food, especially the 2 appetizers plus main course."
Pros: "Me encanto el asiento que me asignaron y que las películas se pudiera escuchar en español. Gracias Tap Portugal por ese viaje tan cómodo"
Cons: "Que no tenían la hoja de migración para entrar a EUA en idioma español solo en Inglés y Portugués"
Pros: "Great airline, great service, great staff. Great flight!"
Cons: "Flight was way late."
Pros: "The original deal was great but it didn't work out and it wasn't my fault."
Cons: "I had a major flight delay coming from Seattle to NYC. My flight was 4.5 hours late due to thunderstorms and the FAA would not let us land in NYC so when I did land my flight left. I was very sad as I tool several days off work too. When I called TAP they said they were going to charge me $350 and $1000 which would be $1350. I couldn't afford to make this change and ended up going home for about $222. I was bummed and had hoped that TAP would work with me due to my situation but unfortunately it was very unreasonable."
Cons: "They moved the flight forward 30 mins so that I only had 30 mins to switch planes at one of the biggest airports in Europe."
Pros: "Nice Crew"
Cons: "More space between seats, better air conditioning."
Cons: "Boarding was done through a shuttle to the tarmac where the plane was parked. This eliminated the advantage of having boarding priority which was important since one person in our party had mobility issues."
Cons: "Boarding area was a little confusing. More announcements and signs for direction would help."
Cons: "Boarding was terrible, took a couple hours with a huge line and shuttles. They lost my bag and I won't have it for a couple days (supposedly), seats were very uncomfortable, no vegetarian food option and crew shrugged when I asked. Plane was unbearably hot when we boarded."
Cons: "Air hostesses too hectic"
Cons: "Too hot, weak entertainment Probably will use other airlines going forward"
Cons: "Overbooked flight. Couldn't get the seats that we had reserved 6 months prior as we failed to check in and reserve our seats in time."
Pros: "The price and nonstop flight was the only positive."
Cons: "O am gluten free vegan due to medical issues and they were not able to accommodate me. I could have vegan or gluten free but not both and I would have to pay $18. How hard is it to do gluten free pasta with marinara sauce or veggies over rice? Most of the crew was rude and vary hard to understand and their English was not very good and my German is not very good so it was difficult to communicate. The seats have very little padding and zero lumbar support, thank goodness they give you a mini pillow otherwise my back would have been so bad I wouldn't have been able to walk! I would NOT recommend Condor and will never fly them again!"
Pros: "The plane is very comfortable with wide seats."
Cons: "My baggage didn't make it to Austin. I don't know when I will have it back. Not really professional baggage re clame handling... The food made my tummy hurt and no choices. Sucks to buy entertainment after a 1000 dollar ticket price and I could only pay with cash on the plane."
Cons: "Uncomfortable temperature"
Pros: "The direct flight from PHX to FRA"
Cons: "pretty much everything about this experience. To start, the agents and online chat customer service were extremely rude and unhelpful, even after calling several times and waiting up to an hour on hold. At one point i expressed my frustration and answer i got was "I'm sorry you feel that way". No sympathy what so ever. On the flight -the seats were horrible and food was disgusting."
Pros: "The cabin crew was friendly and helpful. The seats on the plane are nice and wide, plenty of leg room."
Cons: "We left from the far end of the terminal, and there was no gate. The one shop for buying a beverage and magazine there was closed. The supposedly more comfortable seats are not that great for a short person. The food and drink on board was fine but nothing special."
Pros: "Flight delayed both to and from, Lost baggage both ways. Still have not received my bag. Would never fly them again."
Cons: "Non existent customer service. No individual lighting in main cabin, no attempt to fix the problem. Bathrooms were falling apart and disgusting. Cattle car mentality."
Pros: "The boarding process seemed difficult to go through. Waited 1 hr to check in baggage because 2 agents were all they had. We had two more screenings after this that almost seemed misunderstood by the Condir personnel."
Cons: "Condor seems to take every opportunity to retell the customer that you’re flying cheap. Inadequate staff, grumpy stewardesses, horrid food and the older very cramped seat style. By the time we added surcharges for seats and luggage, we were already in the regular fare range of Lufthansa. Which we regretted not taking to Germany. Beware."
Pros: "I liked nothing about Condor Airlines and my life would be dramatically better had I never encountered this company."
Cons: "They cancelled my departing flight with no announcement or warning at all on the day of departure. I had to figure it out on my own. Rather than put me on another flight they rescheduled me to depart the next day from a city on the other side of the US from my original departure city and told me I would have to book my own transport to the new departure city. I spent 5 hours on the phone with them before heading to the airport where I was given a flight to the new departure city but now my nonstop flight had 2 layovers with one being 5 hours long. Luckily, this rescheduling meant I didn't take a Condor flight out. But my return flight was on a Condor plane and it was awful. Cramped seating and hot with no in-flight entertainment or the option to purchase WiFi. I will never fly Condor airlines ever again and I'd recommend anyone stay away from them."
Pros: "The price, the schedule, the convenience of the airports they use. Online Checkin is a breeze, and they seem to be very good at making sure that luggage arrives with passengers. Because we arrived at the airport VERY early (2:30 AM) for a 3:40 PM flight (Eurail scheduling vagaries required this), we checked our bags at 6AM (the earliest possible time) and worried that they had WAY too much time to screw it up, but they didn't, and even if they had, we were going home! Thy did provide a bottle of water for each seat, which was nice. After a late start, we made up some time and landed only a few minutes late."
Cons: "I know it's not entirely the airlines fault, but the boarding process for this flight was byzantine. first, the gate was in the 'basement' of the terminal and you had to show your boarding pass to get into the gate area and then you couldn't leave - and the bathroom was outside the gate area. Then we waited for 25 minutes in line to get on the bus to take us to our aircraft after the 'last call' for boarding announcement was made. When they finally put us on the bus, it was another 10 minutes standing still, packed in like sardines, until the bus actually moved anywhere. I have NO idea where the plane was, but we drove and drove, and drove around the airfield until we finally pulled up at our plane. They had two boarding ramps up, one in the front and one in the back, and just told us that low row number should board from the front and high numbers from the rear, but they didn't tell us what the demarcation was. With seats in row 31, it turned out we were over the wing, pretty much dead center, so it didn't matter. It would have been nice to have a frame of reference though. Aside from that, the food was EH!, the service courteous and efficient, but not friendly, the seats cramped, the no-extra-cost entertainment insipid (except for the audio portion - they provided a huge assortment of tracks by a wide variety of artists in many genres). With my (brought with me) earbuds, I gave up on any video except the flight map and just listened to classical recordings to drown out the screaming babies in the next row and provide a pleasant background for snoozing."
Pros: "Friendlier and much more helpful crew and decent though a bit lacking snack"
Cons: "No free entertainment. No free headphones. Slow baggage claim operation at the final destination. Very Uncomfortable seats. Messy boarding"
Cons: "Poor legroom, seat did not recline. And why make ne pay 8 euros for movies?"
Pros: "The flight crew was great, and the aircraft was very nice and clean."
Cons: "I showed up to the airport 2+ hours early, I tried to check in online, was given a error the said my reservation didn’t exist. When I arrived at the airport I went to the check in counter, when I told them I was checking for a flight to Seattle, i was told that I couldn’t check in because there was a issue with my flight. I was directed to a corner of the terminal. This corner had no chairs or seats for us, we sat there for 2+ hours all the way up to the time our flight was intended to depart. All the while we tried to get information or what was the issue, but we were just stonewalled. Finally past our boarding time were were told the flight was being canceled, and to standby for more information. Another half an hour went by before they told us they were getting us a hotel, and buses to the hotel. So then we waited another 15 minutes or so when they asked us if we had checked in because we needed a ticked to get a room at the hotel. Again we waited in line for 20+ minutes to check in. I had 2 bags to check, one I need at the hotel, the other I did not. They let me check the one bag I could, told me to check the other at the business class check in in the morning to avoid the line, sounds good, or so I thought. So condor gathers us all up, an entire 767 worth of people, and begins hearding us to the buses, they don’t tell us where we’re going, just to follow the one employee, to the 5 or so buses. A large group of us got split off at a set stairs, helping older folks and family with strollers get down the stairs. Now I spent 30 minutes wandering around Frankfurt am main looking for buses. Well they don’t park them out front, they park them out in the middle of nowhere. Finally get to get hotel, it’s a nice hotel. The next morning the lady at the business class desk was extremely rude."
Pros: "Crew attentive"
Cons: "Food, seats, crew reating station, toiletts"
Pros: "Was more comfortable then I expected. Some of the crew was really friendly, while some were not."
Cons: "One crew member filled the drinks about halfway out of our 100ml cups on a 11 hour flight and the plane was insanely dry on the flight. No idea why they'd skimp on water for passengers."
Pros: "On board crew were pleasant"
Cons: "Food was horrible, smallest most uncomfortable seats I've ever been on, overhead was too small for many bags (not mine) so we had to wait to have all of those gate checked, gate crew was clearly annoyed at the lack of organization and thusly quite curt, on board crew was pleasant, lights stayed on until well after midnight and once lights went off crew came to collect payment from guests, bank card not working for US issued cards, entertainment was poor (two movies and one of them a kids movie) that was free and expensive otherwise-- worst trans Atlantic air experience I have had"
Pros: "The crew let my wife and I move to the two outside exit row seats. I asked because it was open and mentioned that it was our honeymoon and they played some tetirs and made it work for us and a number of other people to move around and be more comfortable. Also, this particular flight crew was super friendly. I didn't enjoy my last condor flight and was considering not using them again but this team made me keep that door open."
Pros: "Ewerything great"
Pros: "cost to bump up to business class was 720 euros apiece? Coach seats very uncomfortable, probably wont fly them again due to this movie selection good, had to pay for the use of headphones and to watch movies"
Cons: "cabin was way too hot, happy I had layers on so that i could cool off flight took off late and boarding was a mess, just a gob of people no organized sections Seats very uncomfortable, too short for tall people, with seat reclined hard on back."
Pros: "I don't speak English (my granddaughter is helping me with this survey), and the crew was more than helpful in helping me all the way from Frankfurt to MSP."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like."
Pros: "The crew were very attentive and between them and the great food the flight was bearable."
Cons: "Walked from the lounge to the gate when instructed only to spend an hour or more waiting for what seemed ever passenger being called to the desk for something. Boarded to find my selected seats had been given to a large family and that the seats themselves were absolutely terrible in design. they were narrow and had a console that interfered with comfort. the leg-rest could not be extended enough for even an average height person to use the fold down metal foot rest, which therefore was what my calves sat on. This all amounted to ten hours of pain. Condor is not likely to get our business again."
Cons: "The free movies/tv were not even worth watching. For a nine hour flight I'd expect a bit more of a selection"
Pros: "Nice they give you two meals. They aren't the best bit they are well rounded. Polite staff stsfd"
Cons: "Movie selection is small. Delta's has a huge one this is like 30 movies. They are 8 euro each outside of the 2 they give you to choose from. Wish you had more options especially on a 11 he flight"
Cons: "There was one older lady crew was very rude to almost I felt very prejudice. Not expecting to get a kind of service from an airline crew. Also disappointed you have to pay for your inflight entertainment on a longhaul flight. Will never fly this airline again."
Cons: "We couldn't not buy anything during the flight. We were told that US major credit cards were not excepted (e.g. Visa, MC). Everything from Alcohol, Movies/TV, snacks, food, etc. was unavailable because we didn't have cash. We basically starved the entire 10 flight. 2 meals were served at the beginning and end of the flight, but nothing in between. We were in Italy/ Germany for several weeks and no problems with our CC, we spent our cash prior to flight because we didn't want to bring back excess foreign money. Will not fly condor again. We flew premium economy there and it was enjoyable, the seats were not available on the way back and its was miserable flight."
Pros: "Great price for the flight, very nice plane with excellent service and amenities. You have to pay for many extras (Picking your seat, access to movies), but you can pay for ALL these things and still pay less than a typical flight, not to mention that the basic meals and check bag are included in the price tag."
Cons: "Premium entertainment???"
Pros: "Being fed. Attentive flight attendants. In-flight entertainment. Phone chargers"
Cons: "Ok...... I was the only Black person on this flight!!! So between the guest that thought I was not supposed to put my seat back because that made his 12yr old behind uncomfortable to the flight attendant that thought I should keep my knees smashed into the seat in front of me it was very uncomfortable for 11 hours!!! So the boy behind me played kick my seat for 3 hours while his mother who sat across from me found it funny!! Considering I am a black woman and the only black person on this flight I did not want to end up dead or brutally injured if I spoke up to the flight attendant again about this young boys behavior!!! I have flown Condor several times and usually enjoy flying with condor/ Thomas Cook!! But this was one of the worse flights yet!!"
Pros: "Painless boarding, adequate albeit sometimes crowded lavatories."
Cons: "Very poor entertainment in economy without spending money on premium features. The last meal of the flight was served still frozen."
Pros: "Long line through customs , which caused delays to boarding overall was nothing different during the process of the whole trans action of flight 2082."
Cons: "My "lacto free" meals included cheese and custard. Not very dairy free."
Pros: "- Nice and attentive crew - Interior appeared clean and updated - Bottle of water given with each seat - 2 meals"
Cons: "- Inefficient boarding procedure. I cant tell if this is Lufthansa's or the airport's issue, but when you arrive to your gate, you then have to proceed with the security checkpoint which took forever. Then you're basically stuck in a smaller area until boarding. - While every seat had a TV screen, they only provided 2 movies to choose from (Harry Potter or Garfield) unless you were willing to pay extra for their whole movie collection. It was kind of a shame finding that out since most other airlines that I've been on provide the full set of movies for no additional cost."
Cons: "terrible food, confusing what's included the service price, most of all Customer service agents at the gate very ruth and not helpfull, delayed-not given time frame why or when the boarding will start, feels like you don't care about your customers satisfactions at all. Never will fly again on Condor Ailines!"
Pros: "Crew were all super polite and friendly"
Cons: "Terrible service"
Pros: "Like that flight wasnt full. Had row to myself."
Cons: "Curfew in Frankfurt. Forced to spend the night as there are no flights going out in the airport after 11pm. Citizens of Frankfurt do not like airport noise. So just be aware of this when booking. Gate information isnt available or visible until 30 minutes before boarding. So if you're an early bird you are left wondering where to go or if you're in the right place. Boarding process is terrible. No announcement as to what section is boarding except for premium/first class. Free for all after that and rude gate staff. Like just open your mouth and tell us who is suppose to board so they'll be no confusion. If you are brown/black, please note security/police in Germany will do a "random" security check on you again at the gate. Just comply :-( As others mentioned the food is quite unsavory. Eat before you get on and bring plenty of snacks."
Cons: "Were placed on stand by without any notice. Were unable to board and sit together. Never given a reason as to why we were placed on standby. Tickets purchased 2 1/2 months in advance. Told to sit down and not be concerned. POOR, POOR CUSTOMER RELATIONS!!!"
Pros: "Roomy plane, well organized and hot meals."
Cons: "No wifi available. Weight limit on carry on bags."
Pros: "I like the entertainment system, they have two free movies on economy class . For 8 euros you can access the entire repertoire. The food was ok, nothing spectacular."
Cons: "The seats in economy don't have a lot of space, this can make long haul flights very uncomfortable. The boarding from Frankfurt to San Juan had no order whatsoever."
Pros: "If you are not from Germany, please, avoid at all costs Condor airlines. They have managed to create an industrial scale chain of customer mistreatment. Went from Rio to Frankfurt and back with them. I'll do my best effort to describe what I went through. 1) Their web site is outrageously unhelpful. Bought my tickets from a third party search engine as it seamed like a great deal. Even though you get yourself a code (six digits letters and numbers), it'll be of no use since you are not able to book your seats in advance, book meals nor entertainment and not even buy yourself a premium class upgrade. Their website won't accept your code, and if you choose the option "bought with another agency", guess what, most engines won't be on their list; 2) Check in opens 2h before takeoff. You'll have a window of opportunity here to get an upgrade to premium. Tricky part is you'll have to pay what they call "the Airport rate" for upgrade, which is €90,00, even though you didn't have the chance to do it before, because their site wouldn't allow you to. As my final destination in Europe was Prague, connecting flight was done by Lufthansa. When I was going back to Brazil Lufthansa again was the company for the connecting flight from Prague to Frankfurt. Now this time I couldn't upgrade my seat to premium, as Lufthansa was not allowed to. Tried to do it at the gate, but it was already sold out. Never had a chance, neither online nor at the airport as my tickets were bought in Brazil and some how you end up getting some sort of xenophobic deal; 3) Comfort in the so called Premium class is pretty much what you will find in most serious airlines. Economy class is ridiculous. A flight from Frankfurt to Rio takes around 11hours and on economy class you won't get the smallest amount of comfort necessary to sleep and I'm not complaining of space here (I could fit with my 178cm height). What I mean is seats are hard and won't do any, I mean ANY degree of reclining. As a doctor I can assure you this is not at all healthy for your lumbar spine and the least you'll get is lumbar pain, as I did. I wonder if Condor airlines' values involve transporting people with dignity. 4) Entertainment is fully available for premium and business class. There are around 30 movies and 4000 musics available for your choice. On economy you get two movies and two TV shows, but they don't come from the same set of premium entertainment. Movies available were Frozen and The Older Women (not so good if you are a male adult, right?). TV shows: 1 episode of Tintin and 1 episode of 1997 The Nanny. Entertainment upgrade can be bought after takeoff for €8,00. It is not so bothersome as you can upload something to your smartphone and watch, as there is an USB port available for recharging it. They won't offer you a headphone on economy, but they'll sell you one for €3,50. Just bring your own."
Cons: "5) Meals as you can imagine are different. Premium meals involve a 3 dish menu (starter, main and dessert). On economy it is a regular plane meal with a twist, no animal protein. Economy meals are pretty much a whole bunch of carbs, mostly simple starch, and that may be so because it is surely cheaper, but also (and I do hope it is not the case for that would be amazingly vile) starches are digest much faster and create a insulin peak, what really matters is that you start feeling hungry a lot earlier and, guess what, they sell snacks on bord. Once again, you can buy a meal upgrade for economy class up to 24h before the flight, on their website, which means that you can't, as your reservation number won't work anyway. Should you have any restrictions the best advice I can think of is bringing your own food. 6) Staff politeness was almost not an issue except for this one flight attendant that felt free enough to mess with my objects. For instance, instead of simply asking me to disconnect my headphone from the screen for landing, she just pull it of the socket and threw it on my lap without saying any word, even though I'm pretty able to speak/understand English and some German as well. Surely one can't blame individual attitude on a corporation, but corporations may be blamed for keeping such individuals on their staff. Information regarding passport control/immigration and customs in Brazil was confusing and some non-German and non-English speaking passengers were left in the dark. Curious fact was this flight attendant being extremely courteous to this guy, saying that she used to date a Brazilian man and how she believes that thay can't be trusted as they are too seductive. Conclusion: this is a matter of maths. In order to have a minimally comfortable flight just ad €180,00 (arround R$650,00) to your tickets price. If any airline offers you a price within this range, don't hesitate, buy it from the other airline. Avoid Condor airlines at all costs. I hope that this comprehensive review helps you on your decision. What I do hope (as I'm pro market person) is that it's prices force other companies to lower their fares, that's the only good we can get from Condor and I mean it, I'll be happy to pay extra €180,00, maybe €200,00 and fly with ANY other airline, but Condor."
Pros: "I was given a bulkhead seat for no extra charge."
Cons: "Due to lower attendant ratio than some, service is not as quick."
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