Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Krakow
Most visitors from Krakow need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.
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Visitors from Krakow are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.
Visitors from Krakow must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to South Africa: most visitors from Krakow may enter South Africa but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Health Declaration Form
Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "The layover time was too close for FRA. By the time everyone deplaned and was shuttled to the terminal by a bus it was already my boarding time. I had to rush through the passport control feeling nervous The seat pitch of the flight was narrow. I could not use my laptop once the person in front of me reclined."
Pros: "Smooth and easy flight"
Cons: "Food and drinks served late"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "So tight and tiny and cramped. I flew to Europe on a Lufthansa plane and it was spacious and comfortable, the United plane was tight and cramped. Was physically touching the stranger next to me for 11 hours....Food service used sooo much single use plastic."
Cons: "Boarding in Frankfurt Germany was horrendous! Waiting in the "extended " part of the terminal was not ventilated. When we finally took the bus to the plane, we waited on the bus more than 15 minutes in 90 degree weather, with the doors open! The crew outside were very rude and dismissive. The crew"
Pros: "Very helpful crew, good food."
Cons: "Flight was one hour late."
Cons: "Flight was canceled from Newark to Monachium then coming back plane from Krakow was late and I had to spend night in Monacoum . I arrived to Newark on Tuesday instead of Monday horrible trip all together ☹️"
Pros: "Crew was very kind and attentive"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Friendly crew."
Pros: "the flight from Frankfurt to Chicago was delayed by an hour. we have missed our connecting flight to Omaha. We were at the gate 8 minutes prior to departure, but United closed the gate right before our noses. Not cool. Horrible experience. My guess is that United has given our seats to someone else. After all United did the same thing to use once before. We will not travel United/Lufthansa again."
Cons: "Totally chaos and personal unprofessional and with very poor behavior."
Cons: "45min to 1 hour is barely enough to switch the plane in Frankfurt. Distances between gates are very significant and if you are not running there is a possibility you not going to make your connecting flight. Information how to get to the Z gates are not clear and it really takes a long time with all passport check points and security to pass through."
Pros: "The service was outstanding!"
Cons: "Someone stole my phone charger :("
Cons: "Lack of drinking water fountains at the KRK airport"
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Good snack. Helpful crew. We needed extra assistance and staff were very accommodating."
Cons: "No negative comments."
Pros: "Seats and table are small, very cramped quarters,I’m 6ft 1 &. 210 & it was very tight, can’t really stretch your legs out or get comfortable enough to sleep, the crew was very good, always spot on when needed & constantly offering drinks & warm towels."
Cons: "I really didn’t like our party being separated when we bought our tickets all together, my niece was uncomfortable being away from us on a long flight, this part of the booking process is very frustrating as your seat can be sold to someone willing to pay for it & you get moved unknowingly & when you go to board your seats have been changed."
Pros: "Everything was on time, the service was very nice as well. No problems at all."
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Water was spilled on me by flight attendant. Luggage was left in Frankfort. Did not have clothes or medications, or daily necessities. Must wait 1 1/2 days to get luggage"
Pros: "efficient service. timely departures/ arrivals"
Pros: "Quick flight, but still provided a sandwhich which was really nice since I didn’t have time on my layover to grab food!"
Pros: "Everything was great and comfortable. Good and helpful services on board and at gate. We received a sandwich, which actually was pretty good!"
Pros: "The entire crew was very professional and friendly, and I could tell that each one of them really liked their job. I am a seasoned traveler and have flown in the past on every major and minor airline, and I have to rate my flight LH424 from Munich to Boston as one of the best."
Cons: "I cannot think of a thing that I did not like."
Pros: "We left an hour late. Pilot made up most of the time in the air."
Cons: "United app didn't work. No entertainment. Seats so close, you couldn't read because distance too short. Could have heated the breakfast sandwich. Just threw it out cold and late."
Pros: "finally they changed the breakfast to include the sausages,,that pizza vegetarian was terrible"
Pros: "Entertainment choices, food, on time, kind crew, and comfortable seating."
Cons: "Crying babies-but that's not the airlines fault at all"
Pros: "Reasonably good entertainment and ability to charge electronics with USB"
Cons: "The airline was rude. They made us miss our flight and sent a generic sorry email instead of trying to actively right the wrong. They were inconsistent in their timing and unhelpful when we asked for help with traveling with two little kids. They lied to me about which desk to go to and traumatized my children."
Cons: "The on board entertainment sucks you need to upgrade"
Pros: "I liked the crew personnel"
Cons: "I didn't like food"
Cons: "Not a thing"
Cons: "late 3 hr"
Pros: "a service"
Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "the fl;ight was late overall 6 hours, which depended on weather, but"
Cons: "It was delayed by 9.5 hours!!!!!"
Pros: "Very helpful crews. Any problems."
Pros: "Munich airport is convenient and boarding went smoothly"
Cons: "This was an SAA plane, not Lufthansa. I have only had excellent service on Lufthansa. This flight again did not have a functioning entertainment system. I asked for this to be addressed and the SAA crew ignored the request and in the morning looked surprised to find out that several of the TV monitors had not worked at anytime on the flight. Not impressed."
Pros: "On time for all legs"
Cons: "4 hour lay over in Toronto"
Pros: "Safe and on time"
Cons: "Too cramped. 9 hrs of tight quarters"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew was very friendly. Everything went perfectly."
Pros: "The crew was very kind and made their beat efforts accommodate our requests or help us with the issues we experienced in our seats. I was also pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of the food served during the flight."
Cons: "The entertainment system in my seat was not working. The crew was very helpful in terms of trying to fix the issue, but unfortunately the system was not fixed. The seats were difficult to push back. We tried several times to push back the seat for the passenger travelling with me, however the seat would not go as far as everyone else's. Unfortunately the flight was not as comfortable for her as it was for the rest of my party traveling with me. For such a large aircraft, Lufthansa should consider boarding economy by seat section. For example, starting with the persons who sit in the back first and then forward. It would speed up the boarding process and alleviate any lines in the aisles in the aircraft. Last but not least, my parties baggage was not transferred during our quick layover from Frankfurt to Krakow. Priority should be given to passengers whose final destination is not Frankfurt. We found out that our luggage's remained in Frankfurt when our names were called by baggage pickup in Krakow. The attendant who was helping us was very cold and treated us as of we were the ones who caused this inconvenience through his tone of voice, as well as his short comments. Lufthansa needs to work on their customer service in Krakow. We were rushed by the agent and it seemed like he wanted to get rid of us asap even though there was no line. We needed to understand where our baggage was and the options available to us, especially because our baggage was carrying important items for my sister in laws bacholerette party that night. We left not knowing when we were going to receive our luggage or if it would even make it to Krakow that night. We called the Number provided to us several times during the Day, however the line did not seem to be actively monitored by an individual. The website we were provided to track our luggage offered little to no insight on the whereabouts of our luggage. We finally found out that the luggage had arrived in Krakow and would be sent by carrier. The carrier arrived late in the evening, right before we were leaving for the bachelorette party thankfully. Better communication in these types of situations would greatly alleviate the stress one feels when their luggage is missing. Aldo surprised that the airline doesn't distribute a care package (I.e. toothbrush, paste, facewash) to passengers whose luggage was left behind."
Pros: "Food , great service"
Pros: "Clean and rasy"
Pros: "great food options good comfort"
Pros: "plane was on time, boarding was efficient, food and drinks were very good. temperature was ok."
Cons: "Leg room, but that was to be expected."
Pros: "I love Lufthansa! It's my preferred carrier!"
Pros: "Service; timeliness."
Pros: "As expected - another great flight with great service and arriving on time."
Airlines flying from Krakow 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 Krakow
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Krakow
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Krakow
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Krakow
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