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18:40 - 10:00LHR-CPT
14h 20m1 stop
17:45 - 10:40CPT-LHR
17h 55m1 stop
R10 447
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Wed, May 15 - Tue, Jun 4
18:40 - 10:00LHR-CPT
14h 20m1 stop
17:45 - 7:40CPT-LHR
14h 55m1 stop
R10 882
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Wed, May 15 - Tue, Jun 4
19:15 - 7:10LHR-CPT
58h 55m2 stops
8:40 - 7:55CPT-LHR
24h 15m1 stop
R11 165SWISS
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Thu, Apr 18 - Sun, May 5
18:40 - 10:00LHR-CPT
14h 20m1 stop
19:00 - 7:55CPT-LHR
13h 55m1 stop
R11 694SWISS
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Wed, Apr 24 - Tue, May 7
15:30 - 10:00LHR-CPT
17h 30m1 stop
17:45 - 15:40CPT-LHR
22h 55m1 stop
R12 657Lufthansa
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Thu, Aug 8 - Mon, Sep 2
18:30 - 10:00LHR-CPT
14h 30m1 stop
17:45 - 14:40CPT-LHR
21h 55m1 stop
R12 676Lufthansa
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Sun, Aug 4 - Tue, Sep 3
19:45 - 13:15LHR-CPT
39h 30m2 stops
14:25 - 15:30CPT-LHR
27h 05m2 stops
R14 358Kenya Airways
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Tue, Mar 19 - Tue, Mar 26
7:55 - 13:35LHR-CPT
27h 40m2 stops
14:30 - 15:30CPT-LHR
27h 00m2 stops
R14 433Kenya Airways
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Mon, Mar 4 - Mon, Mar 18
18:35 - 21:10LHR-CPT
25h 35m1 stop
23:15 - 13:50CPT-LHR
15h 35m1 stop
R15 246KLM
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Sun, May 26 - Sun, Jun 9
6:30 - 21:25LHR-CPT
13h 55m1 stop
23:15 - 13:50CPT-LHR
15h 35m1 stop
R15 623KLM
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Thu, May 23 - Wed, Jun 19

Flights from Heathrow to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Heathrow to Cape Town to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town, look for departures on Wednesdays and avoid leaving on a Friday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Cape Town, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly and Friday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town is May, where tickets cost R14 981 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets is R25 145 and R24 087 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town, you should book around 3 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 88 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Ethiopian Air (R9 106) and Kenya Airways (R9 616). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on SWISS (R11 165) and Lufthansa (R12 657).

Which airlines fly direct between London Heathrow Airport and Cape Town?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town. They are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. The cheapest airline for this route is Virgin Atlantic, with the best one-way deal found costing R18 045. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Virgin Atlantic.

How many flights are there between London Heathrow Airport and Cape Town per day?

Each day, there are between 5 and 7 nonstop flights that take off from London Heathrow Airport and land in Cape Town, with an average flight time of 11h 36m. The most common departure time is 18:00 and most flights take off in the evening. Each week, there are 43 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Wednesday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Friday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between London Heathrow Airport and Cape Town?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town take?

The duration of a direct flight to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport is typically 13h 55m. The journey crosses a distance of 15 571 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from London Heathrow Airport at 18:20 and will be landing in Cape Town at 7:55.

What’s the latest departure time from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town jets off at 22:25 and lands at 11:00.

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Low season

July

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R7 387
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 34% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (33% more expensive on average)
Flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town

When to book flights from Heathrow to Cape Town

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Heathrow to Cape Town based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town flights

  • Can I fly directly between London Heathrow Airport and Cape Town Airport (CPT)?

    Yes, you can fly directly between London Heathrow Airport and Cape Town Airport with British Airways. This tends to take about 11h 30min and is the only airline that flies this route uninterrupted. There are also options for indirect flights, which take a little bit longer but may be a bit cheaper. You can fly with KLM, for example, and transfer in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) before continuing your journey.

  • Can I get through security quickly at Heathrow Airport?

    Yes, when you arrive at Heathrow Airport it is possible to get through security quickly. However, you must book this in advance by at least 24h. The Fast Track Security service is available at all the terminals in the airport, costing approximately £12.50. It’s a great way to avoid the queues and get to the waiting area or your lounge ahead of a long flight.

  • Are there hotels near the airport I can stay at?

    Yes, there are many hotels where you can stay prior to your flight from Heathrow, should you not want to be in a rush for your flight. The direct routes to Cape Town that fly from Heathrow leave from Terminal 3, so you could stay at Hilton Garden Inn, which is conveniently located only a few minutes away from the terminal building.

  • How can I get from Cape Town Airport to the city centre?

    Once you’ve landed at Cape Town Airport, it’s easy to continue your journey with the airport offering a variety of ways to travel. Apart from taxis, which are out the front of the terminal building, you can get a MyCiti bus, which takes about 30min in total and can be located on the ground floor at the front of the main terminal building.

  • What is the cheapest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town was R391 for a one-way ticket and R553 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

    When flying out of London Heathrow Airport you will be using London Heathrow. You will be landing at Cape Town, also known as Cape Town Intl.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

    The Airbus A350-1000 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

    oneworld, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between London Heathrow Airport and Cape Town, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

    There are direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from London to Cape Town, British Airways or KLM?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from London to Cape Town are British Airways and KLM. With an average price for the route of R23 789 and an overall rating of 6,8, British Airways is the most popular choice. KLM is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R19 173 and an overall rating of 7,8.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Cape Town with an airline and back to London Heathrow Airport with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from London to Cape Town

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R19 249 or less one-way and R20 401 or less round-trip.
  • Getting to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) for your trip to Cape Town is easy. From the city centre, you can choose public transport such as the Piccadilly Line or the Heathrow Express; whereas, those travelling by car can reach the airport via exit 14 or 15 on the M25.
  • You may also want to check flights from Gatwick Airport (LGW) if you live in the south of the UK, as that airport might be more convenient for you. It also offers flights to Cape Town, albeit with one stop, which are of a similar cost.
  • With Cape Town being approximately a 1h 30min trip to Hermanus and a 1h journey to Grotto Bay by car, it serves as a great airport to continue your onward journey, should you be travelling to any of these locations.
  • When you’re waiting for your flight at Heathrow Airport, you can take some time for yourself at one of the many lounges they have. Lounges, like that of Aspire, provide shower facilities, Wi-Fi and a quiet zone for about £25 per person, so you can chill out before takeoff.
  • Should you require assistance with mobility at Heathrow Airport, then you can request this by calling the Assistance Host Area 48h prior to takeoff. On the day of your flight, you can either get assistance from one of the host area reception desks in the check-in zones or arrange for assistance directly from the mode of transport that you arrive in.
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Prefer to fly direct from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct from Heathrow to Cape Town Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl

Monday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Tuesday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Wednesday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Thursday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Friday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Saturday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Sunday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

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Direct returns

Cape Town Intl to London Heathrow

Monday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Tuesday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Wednesday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Thursday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Friday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Saturday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Sunday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from Heathrow to Cape Town

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Heathrow to Cape Town? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
7,8
SWISSOverall score based on 2268 reviews
79boarding
73entertainment
79overall
75food
84crew
76comfort
Airline reviews

I guess just the food, but besides, amazing experience flying with swiss

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I guess just the food, but besides, amazing experience flying with swiss

Flight was delayed for 4 hours and they misplaced my luggage too. Appalling.

Overall a good experience, the flight was on time, the crew very attentive and friendly. However the seats are too cramped, there is no space, and as soon as the person in front reclines the seat, it's literally in your face.

Bag lost. Lost bag recovery process is an unsatisfying customer experience. Because 1) bag is still lost but also 2) the process is outdated and form-heavy and 3) in our case also involved a long line.

There were multiple delays and the food was poor. Better food.

Wheelchair was the excellent service. I didn’t have any food or used entertainment. Overall for my trip experience was excellent. Thank you very much and keep up good work. Best regards

United Airlines flights serviced by Swiss Airlines provide for zero communication with Swiss Airlines almost impossible to contact Swiss airlines to make seat selection, upgrades or changes. I won’t do that again if it can be helped.

The two meals were plentiful and excellent. The drinks were continuous. Thanks, Crew very polite; however a bit "hazard" at the end as they were rushing us off; to prepare for the cleaning team and next flight. Baggage from Berlin was delayed; however through the apps etc; they kept me aware and informed.(.did receive my baggage about 36 hours after my flight arrival). Good experience; thank you.

Like the blanket. Food wasn’t good and boarding was a mess

Pros: "Swiss doesn't"t always have comfortable planes but this one was super comfortable"

Booked connecting flights with KlM. My serving flight was the furthest part of the airport. On arrival in Zurich. My two cases arrived but only one carry on belong to my son. His three suitcase didn't arrive. After enquiring we discovered they were still in Amsterdam. We landed at 11.12. We eventually left the airport just after one.

I thought KLM was the best airline but the Lima - Amsterdam was 1 hours late, the Brussels - Amsterdam was 2.30 hours late and the Amsterdam - Lima was 30 minutes late

The food was ok. The crew seemed like they were cranky. I had one guy get mad at me for passing in between the storage area to get to the other toilet. I can understand if it's not allowed but reprimanding me like I'm a student saying "This is the last time!" was not appropriate. During my meal time, there was a French family around me. No problems there but when we usually have meals, they are supposed to put their chair in the upright position. These people did not do it and the steward did not tell them to raise their seat in the upright position. However, I was told to do so! So, me and another person next to me had to eat with the monitor almost touching our faces. Furthermore, a lady in front of me was putting her feet up and preventing another elder passenger from putting her seat back. To make it worse, she was continuously hitting her back into her seat, shaking my monitor while I was watching a movie. A crew member did speak to her about it but then she accused me of pushing her seat forward! The crew member gave me a death stare and told me to stop pushing the seat forward. I did not even touch her seat at all, if I did, she would know it. Her boyfriend also stood up and tried to push her seat even further past the maximum decline to no avail. None of these people were reprimanded but the steward, some bald guy, was extremely friendly with them and did not even try to instruct them to do anything until it was time to land. I resisted the urge to really argue with them because I would have obviously been seen as the aggressor (I have no idea why). I hardly said anything on this flight except "more wine please" and "sorry" if I bumped into someone accidentally. Overall, it was an annoying flight and I had to resist the urge to yell at the steward and the people he was overly friendly with. The happiest moment of this flight was leaving it.

Overall a good experience. We were disappointed when we had to check our carry on due to the plane being full. KLM hadn’t notified us and we had valuable items in the carry on but they still made us check it. Some of the food was great and some was mediocre. Crew is really kind and funny.

One of the vstewardeses wanted to bump me of the plane for absolutely nothing. There is CCTV in the plane ans everything can be verified. Very disappointing , you all will see, o other 5 years and the passangers who does not smile to flight attendent will be bumped off...

Mostly fine. Minor delays departing and arriving. Quite a cramped plane, not so much as regards legroom but very narrow seats. Quiet nice food. Non-working USB charger. Flight attendants were helpful but not particularly proactive — one had to work to get their attention (but all was fine once they notice you), very Dutch style:)

I travel frequently. The flight was late again... KLM should really try and be on time

The flight itself it was great nice food the crew were very nice and helpful, Checking in from Birmingham wasn't great long queues for bag dropped, And I had my hand luggage case taken away from me even though I requested to have it with me as I had breakables items. I was told I can not because of the length of the flight with no explanation at all no options was given for me to take my fragile items out of my case it was taken away with hold buggage I find the staff member who was checking me in very unpleasant !! Can we please be advise if the rules have changed about the the carry on hand luggage it will be easier to be advise on booking your tickect if we not allowed to take the hand luggage with me. Overall I had a good flight .

The food quality is poor. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The entertainment program was limited. I experienced a delay of 30 minutes due to two issues. Passenger luggage had to be removed and there was a technical issue with the stairs not detaching from the aircraft. The pilot managed to compensate and we arrived only 15 minutes later. The luggage at Dubai airport was very slow. I waited over an hour.

I requested wheel chair assistance , it was confirmed via email that inwoood get it but I didn’t get it . The last leg of my trip to Nigeria was the worst.

We flew Upper Class from London to The Turks and Caicos. Check in was amazing. Our ldriver too us directly to a special entrance to terminal 3. It took 10 minutes to check in and clear customs. Amazing! The VA lounge is large and comfortable. Boarding the flight was easy and without a wait. The crew was excellent. But the seats were awful, strange and uncomfortable. Having a comfortable flat bed seat is the reason we pays 1000s extra. The VA 787 uses a reverse herringbone configuration. Look it up. You have your back to the window and are facing the aisle with no privacy. Turning the seat into a bed requires assistance from the crew so not very spontaneous. . The food was ok. A bit tasteless and meager portions. Had to pay for WiFi. I believe VA has other configuration on their dream airbus flights. Lots of stuff about all this on YouTube where you can see what I have been describing. I can not recommend taking VA on a long flight with these seats.

We originally had a window seat. Our seats were changed to the center isle between 2 bathrooms. This was a red eye flight and we were traveling with an infant. Due to the light from the bathroom doors opening and closing throughout the night our infant would not sleep and cried the whole night which kept us awake and everyone around us. It was a very unpleasant experience for everyone trying to sleep.

Tai-City to Atlanta :Lots of legroom on the flight. No interaction from the staff at all on the plane. They only attended to the First Class passengers. There was no entertainment. Security I was body scanned even though I hadn't set off an alarm, my father-in-law in his 80s, was stopped and subjected to a through body search, told that they would have to place their hands in intimate places. There were several border guards present, and as we walked off we could hear the TWA officer talk about the procedure as if he was training. My father-in-law was a little upset about the whole process. A kind explanation that training was taking place would have been more acceptable, and it felt dehumanizing to him. Atlanta to London: Check in was difficult we had been unable to do this online for 2 of the family members on the same booking both in their mid to late-80s. No seats had been allocated for them and we were all travelling Premium Economy. After several phone calls to the booking agent and conversations with Delta staff at TriCites airport, we were told that seats would be allocated at the gate in Atlanta. When we arrived at Atlanta, and spoke to a member of the boarding staff at the gate, he was curt and repeated back exactly what we had just told him, that only one of us was checked in. I explained that we had been unable to check-in online for the 2 family members (I had tried twice). He again repeated back that we needed to check-in. As we were in transit, I was at a loss at what he wanted us to do, but he kept repeating that we needed to do this. I asked where we should do this. No answer. In fact all he did throughout was look at his screen. He told us that there were no seats in Premium Economy, and that he could offer my parents-in-law 'two seats at the back'. I asked if he meant at the back of Premium Economy, and he replied, 'No, at the back of the plane'. At this point, myself and my father-in-law pointed out that they had paid for Premium Economy tickets and expected seats there. He never took his eyes off the screen once. Then he hit a button and it printed out two boarding passes for my parents-in-law. The seats were directly across from my seat. He had gone from saying there were no seats to somehow finding two together. No explanation, no eye contact, nothing. The flight: As we boarded, our first introduction to the flight was the stewardess at the entrance addressing a passenger with an annoyed and loud voice about a bag that belonged to them. That was not promising. The seats were good, and so were all the accessories. The food, etc.: we had flown with Virgin on our outward journey and I could not fault it. The service and food was excellent, the stewards very helpful, offering additional drinks and snacks. The toilets were more accessible than Delta, which were in the economy area and were told in no uncertain terms that we should not use the First Class toilets, even though they were much closer to our section of the plane. We had a menu for both flights, yet when I asked for the chicken dish on Delta, I was told that there was none left and that there was another chicken dish with mashed potatoes and that 'it was fine'. This was almost pushed on me before I could answer. I was sitting 3 rows from the front of the section, so I was surprised that they had already run out. I repeated that I would like the chicken dish on the menu, and asked whether she would be able to get one from her colleague who was serving in the other aisle. The stewardess replied 'No, that's not how it works!' It always has on previous flights, so I was a bit confused. I accepted that I would have to opt for the pasta option (no choice), but was a little perturbed by her response. Minutes later she returns and hands me the chicken dish I had originally asked for. I had already started eating the other one, but was told curtly that I could have both. This was the same stewardess who was shouting at a passenger as we boarded the plane. The food was very poor in the end, nowhere near as good as Virgin's. Unlike Virgin, there was no starter, no bread roll, just a main and a brownie served in a cardboard container. Virgin had provided real china and glass. Unlike Virgin, they did not return to ask if we wanted more drinks, and there was no tea or coffee served after the meal. The breakfast that was served later was equally poor and inedible, apart from the fruit. At the time, the stewardess, a different one, completely walked past my mother-in-law and did not offer her a hot drink. Both my parents-in-law are in their mid to late 80s, they have been world travellers in their time and had decided that this would be the last flight that they ever take. They have health problems, including memory issues. I feel that overall the journey back to London was pretty unpleasant for them especially, and that they were treated badly, especially by the ground staff. We have lived on two continents and are used to long haul flights, and I have to say that this is up there in the worst flight category. Bearing in mind that we had paid extra money expecting comfort and additional attention, it was extremely disappointing. I would fly Virgin again, but never Delta. The two flights were incomparable.

Security area in terminal 3 needs to be made much nicer. Less claustrophobic and use of glass and big ceilings wouldhelp

i saved my points for more than 10 years in anticipation of treating myself to an upper class fight to and from london on virgin atlantic. i was shocked to find what you consider “upper class” on the dreamliner. it was, at best, a mediocre business class accommodation. it was tight and not that comfortable, with nearly no personal storage. everything was cramped and just generally disappointing. once i lucked into a 1st class upgrade to europe on lufthansa - a magical experience that found me reluctant to sleep, lest i deprive myself the joy of their setup. i expected something similar from virgin atlantic, but i could not have been more wrong. it will be the same arrangement on my flight home, but at least i know what (not) to expect. to be clear, this is only in reaction to the physical accommodations. your people were, and always are fantastic.

accomodating check in staff, friendly flight crew ( a crew member was speaking tactlessly and was overfamiliar with passengers

Seats need to be updated. Allowance needs to be made for dinner service at an alternative time

Very good airline. There is still some room for improvement but overall I’m happy

The crew should demonstrate flexibility by moving a screaming infant to its own seat with 1 parent

If I could fly Virgin Atlantic airlines to every place, I need to go, I would. Leaving Heathrow through the special virgin air entrance, security is completely white glove service. I love this airline. From ticketing agents to flight staff everyone tries to make it a wonderful & happy flight experience. I wish other airlines copied the positive culture of Virgin Airlines.

I booked a round trip flight and boarded a Kenya Airways trip from New York (JFK) to Nairobi (JKIA). First flight from New York to Nairobi was uneventful with no issues. However, the return flight was beyond disappointing. To begin with I had paid an extra $60 each for premium seats (me and my wife) in economy aisle 15 (B & A). However, upon settling down in the middle seat, I noticed that the controller had been ripped off meaning I would not have access to some of the seat functionalities like the individual lighting etc. I proceeded to alert a flight attendant that the controller was missing and she politely responded to me by telling me if I need anything, to use my wife’s seat controller (on the window seat) to call for assistance and I would be assisted accordingly. I was surprised by the response that she gave as it felt like my comfort and request for a service that I paid for was undermined, but nonetheless I opted to play it nice and kept my calm. After this I engaged in a conversation with a passenger (Caucasian / White male) who sat next to me on the aisle seat. In the process of having this conversation I asked him if he had paid for his seat. He went ahead to politely tell me that he had been moved from a seat in the back by one of the flight attendants and had not paid any extra fees. During this conversation, he noticed that the charging docks were not working and he needed to charge his iPad to watch his Netflix show (it was on pause). Alarmed by this, he went ahead and flagged one of the flight attendants who without wasting any time acted astonished and as fast as lightning was able to find him a better seat a few rows in front. Please note, all the charging plugs were not working for the three seats. In summary, below are the reasons for the low rating: 1. Charging for a broken seat: Kenya Airways should not charge for a defective seat. If a seat is defective and is paid for, the airlines should work out a way to either refund the customer or move the customer to a better seat – regardless of skin color. 2. Below Par Customer Service: Do not debilitate a customer’s request especially when a paid for service is not delivered – regardless of skin color. Assuming that I am comfortable with having to either keep alerting the flight attendant or relying on my wife’s seat to perform some of the functionality I may need is ridiculous. 3. Biasness / Inequality / Prejudiced Behavior: The Caucasian/ White male was treated with more favor. Not only was he moved around to make sure he was comfortable (free of charge) but all his complaints were resolved immediately without any hesitance. On the contrary, I being a black man of African descent who had paid an additional premium for his seat, I was completely ignored and told to settle for what I got.

It has been 1 week since arriving at my destination and I still have not recieved my kite surfing bags. Office will not communicate properly on location or when my bags will arrive. No advice on what to do on luggage that has not arrived in over a week. Simply not happy with Kenya airways at the moment.

Excellent. They canceled our flight & put us up for the night. Then upgraded us. We are impressed

On a long flight us customers need more rehydration by the crew. Some of us have water bottles but no crew is coming around to offer water. I’m not saying issue us all with plastic water bottles.

The flight staff were not very kind. I went back to get a drink, 4 of them back there chatting. They all looked at me continued to talk then they started doing stuff and one finally asked after I was standing there awhile what I needed. This happened multiple times. The movies were not the great and seemed dated. My seat squeaked every time I moved and it moved around a bit.

If my flight from Heathrow to Nairobi had not been cancelled I would’ve been in kisumu to fly back! And I have still not had my refund! So you have my cash and I’ve got nothing in return. Wonderful!

The flight never took off. We sat on the tarmac for over two hours due to an electrical fault and finally the flight was cancelled. We were told that hotels would be organised but there was no further communication. In the end I retrieved my baggage and went to the car park to pick up my car and drive home. It cost me over £150 to park the car for two weeks, plus of course petrol, and over £600 for the four flights and £50 for the travel visa. All gone up in my smoke. I’m bitterly disappointed that my business Trip was cancelled and have been told I will get a “partial refund” within three months!!! What a way to treat a customer.

Few movies to choose from. They did not board by zone

Customer service not the greatest my bags were left behind at JFK

Our experience was terrible. Much of our itinerary was missing when we tried to reconfirm or when we arrived at the airport, even though the Kenya Airways App had us listed. By the time, it was sorted out, our flight from Livingstone to Nairobi was full. To meet our commitments (and get home), we had to find ground transport to Lusaka, purchase a one-way ticket for each of us to Nairobi, book an extra hotel night in both Lusaka and Nairobi, plus the cost of extra meals. For the 2 of us, we incurred over $1500 in extra expense. I filed a concern with the airline October 19, received a incident report number, but have not heard back as of November 2. It was a challenging and disappointing experience.

Everything was fine except my screen wasn’t working and I was unable to watch any movies or TV. Staff tried 3 times to reboot it, without success.

Not as bad as from Newark to London ,but that doesn’t mean I will book with them again

Positive boarding experience, easy access to seat with plenty of luggage space

Truly felt "taken care of". Will definitely fly British Airways again.

The crew were great. The comfort and food was terrible, worst I have experienced in recent times and I fly a lot. It was like a refrigerator in the back and even with 4 blankets could not get comfortable. Seats are very tight and with the electronic box under the aisle seats, there was no legroom. BA did a bait and switch on the price, lowballing the price and then requiring add ons, like paying for a checked bag. While common on domestic flights, I have never had to pay for the first bag flying intercontinentally. Also, no “choice “ of seating at check in. There was not a single other free option. I could pay to choose a seat in the same row. I have never had this happen either.usually, at check in, you have a choice (I.e. free) on other airlines of what is not occupied in your section. I will never never fly BA again. Too bad, since the crew were some of the best with the best attitudes I have experienced.

This flight had seats that were more comfortable than the trans-Atlantic flight I had come on. Boarding, however, was atrocious. There was no point in boarding groups since everyone ended up on the same bus to get on the plane. And the bus ride took forever to get to the plane. The snacks can barely even qualify as snacks. Make sure you bring your own or eat before getting on,

Wonderful staff, as always. Arrived in time despite delay taking off. My airline if choice, always. Thank you!

The aircraft was Airbus with plenty of space for carry on bags

It was a short flight but all worked well. Crew was excellent

The 1st flight was delayed by 7h. We missed the connection flight. They rebooked us another flight after 8 hours lay over and we had to take another connection flight after 6 hour lay over. Overall experience was horrible

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