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LAX — DUR
May 19 — May 261
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Low season

February

High season

July

Cheapest flight

R11 482

Average price (return flight)

R20 730

Good deal (return flight)

R20 084
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Most popular time to fly (28% more expensive on average)
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  • Morning departure is around 43% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 4 airlines serving Los Angeles to Durban King Shaka Intl

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EmiratesOverall score based on 15777 reviews
8,3Boarding
8,2Comfort
8,4Crew
8,5Entertainment
8,0Food
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Cons: "NA"
Cons: "I wish the 777 had slightly wider seats like the A380"
Pros: "Nothing, weren’t even allowed on the plane."
Cons: "Should have let me on the plane."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Better food and cooked throughly and better seat and more blankets."
Pros: "Very personable and always a smile."
Cons: "Best business I have the pleasure of enjoying."
Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "Shorter flight"
Pros: "Everything I saw a younger girl in the bad room passed out the crow help her a lot"
Cons: "Excellent service"
Pros: "My mom was very happy with food and specially the open seats."
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew, new movies"
Cons: "Long wait after boarding before takeoff"
Pros: "Service on the plan was excellent. Food was delicious"
Pros: "Leg space was better"
Cons: "Long line for boarding .its a big flight so you have to add more restrooms"
Pros: "I liked everything! Excellent service. Great food, entertainment, and flight. Nothing went wrong. Thank you!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very bad service we press the light no one comes and the food is really bad and my mom we to go get a cup of tea for her headache and the crew member got really mad saying where is your cup we aren’t going to give you a cup where is your cup"
Pros: "Leg room and friendly staff"
Cons: "Child’s meal does not have vegetarian option, this must be included as it makes not sense in not having this option."
Pros: "Smooth boarding and take off on time"
Cons: "Food could be better"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Attentive crew. Good entertainment options"
Cons: "The toilet had no toilet paper so I used the paper hand towel and prayed it did not block when I flushed. The beef option was not that great. I should've chosen the chicken."
Pros: "Everything during the flight was lovely"
Cons: "But what I really didn’t like was the service they provided at the checking desk in LAX, the staff was a kind of unfriendly. In my opinion they should provide an excellent customer service, but everything I noticed there was unsatisfactory, I love to fly with Emirates but such things will make everyone disappointed."
Pros: "Sharon, one of the crew member was warm, offered help to take care of my 6 month daughter Incase I needed it. It was comforting to know. Small kids gift are appreciated."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Super delayed !! Delayed time is longer than flying time. What the heck !!"
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "Staff is very good. Always smile on face."
Pros: "Everything from food to seating was quite comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit more difficult since they did not call boarding zones"
Pros: "Smooth ride. Great food."
Cons: "Slow boarding started later than expected"
Pros: "My first and hopefully not last flight on one of the world's best airlines."
Pros: "Everything! The plane is the size of a bldg lol! Economy seats were really comfortable, lucked up & sat in an exit row. They feed you, give you plenty to drink in economy! Out flight attendants were superb, especially Vidhi! She was a total sweetheart!"
Cons: "The entertainment gadget was a little loose but it was still usuable & viewable although it would slide down a little."
Pros: "Professional and courteous behaviour"
Cons: "Nil"
Cons: "I have transit for 18 hours and they did not give me a hotel I had to pay for it because they were saying my ticket is not eligible are you really get disappointed from this"
Pros: "Seating Services Entertainment"
Cons: "The crew was too tough was us not to hit helpful at all ."
Pros: "Fantastic flight from start to finish lax to dubai. I was offered upgrade to business class from economy for $1000 USD which was well worth the cost as the 15 1/2 flight can be tough in economy. The a380 is smooth, much more quiet and is pressurized to lower altitude than most planes so you do get off feeling more refreshed. Service and food were good and the inflight entertainment is first class with hundreds of movies on demand."
Cons: "Took 50min after deboarding for luggage to arrive at baggage claim but I'm told that's not the usual and emirates staff were there to apologize and let us know of the unusual delay."
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "Staff wasn't the friendliest. Waiting times on Dubai airport is way too long, the airport staff was rude, and not helpful at all. Unwilling to speak English. Can learn a lot from KLM. This was my first time flying with Emirates, will be the last."
Pros: "Very good service I love it"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, wide space between raws, smooth takeoff and landing, friendly Crew, good food, crew offered great service, from time to time offer drink and appetizers. We have come such a long distance comfort and fun."
Pros: "Great experience"
Pros: "Crew v good"
Cons: "Food .. Fish undercooked ... Aircraft bit dated"
Pros: "The new A380 flight is very comfortable. The leg room even in economy was great."
Cons: "The in flight crew service was absolutely terrible. I was shocked to receive this kind of service by Emirates. I did not receive any assistance by the crew members even after pressing the call button and waiting for over 20 mins. Finally I had to get up and help myself. This was not just once but twice in a single flight. One of the stewards serving my area seemed very curt. The food was also terrible. My chicken dish was cold and very dry. Even the side bread was like a rock. The coffee that was served after the meal was cold. This kind of service is unacceptable on a 16hr trans Atlantic flight. Overall very disappointed with Emirates."
Pros: "Relaxing on time flight.."
Cons: "Food was bad... Before it used to be really good..."
Pros: "Flight staff good attitude, condition of airplane"
Cons: "On the 15 hour flight Dubai to LAX, Only one hot meal was served, plus later, a sandwich. I'm a thin girl and barely found the food sufficient - imagine the men!"
Pros: "service"
Pros: "Very nice service"
Cons: "Nothingnothing"
Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Food came before alcohol :)"
Pros: "Satisfactory in all respect"
Pros: "Organized and quick boarding process, excellent service overall."
Cons: "Crew was pathetic with no compassion towards customer."
Pros: "That i landed"
Cons: "No snack and a drink when you get on the plane. Straight to lunch and the food is less than mediocre. I asked for water several times and never got it. The seats are extremely uncomfortable. The head rest is supposed to help but really you just end up sitting awkwardly with back spasms."
Cons: "Had to run across Dubai airport to make my connection. Nobody at the gate to direct passengers to their short connections under 20 mins. Horrible experience. A person without the ability to run at full clip would not have made the connection. This was an international flight from Los Angeles - Bags did not make the connection either and had to wait two days for them. If you issue tickets with short connection times, it is your responsibility to make sure passengers will have adequate time to make it to their next gate. Or airline should provide some assistance to these passengers. Making them run is unacceptable."
Cons: "Layover time at the airport"
Pros: "Seats were large and comfortable. Lots of entertainment options."
Cons: "They did not have the vegetarian meal that we had pre-booked, so they gave us an extra breakfast meal, which tasted bad and meant that we had the same meal twice (for dinner and breakfast). Additionally, our row (in the back of the plane) felt rather crammed in, and most of the overhead baggage space was taken up by blankets."

Only the flying part was okay. They have not served food to two of us in the Doha to Hyderabad flight They told that they are not aware of our food requirements We had to travel without food

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ALX check in staff unprofessional attitude, unaware the employer rules & regulations and so much traylers suffer due to check it n staff non guidance approach

Food services wheelchair comfort Maximum help for other flight I really appreciate your services

Cons: "It would have been better if the wifi was included."
Pros: "Great crew, excellent staff at the airport. Planes were nice and comfortable. Food was ok. They have an excellent price to quality ratio; you can often get great prices on some of the more popular destinations and the service is 5 stars."
Cons: "Some alcoholic drinks"
Cons: "Flight was a little long!"
Pros: "Food is delicious"
Cons: "Paid WIFI this time was horrible for the half of the trip WIFI don’t work"
Pros: "The portion for LAX to Doha was fairly comfortable and crew was helpful.. they kept running out of meal options by the time they reached us mid flight .. Doha to Bengaluru portion was less classy— the TV/ remotes etc didn’t work well and overall service not as good .."
Cons: "Great service."
Pros: "Food and leg room"
Cons: "Unorganized too shaky flight made me sick to stomach ,foods are not good service not good"
Pros: "Crew was amazing and aircraft was clean and seats comfortable!"
Cons: "I would like to have more air fresheners during the flight as there are some people who eat special food and it smells so bad in aircraft"
Pros: "Everything!!!"
Pros: "food ok, economy seats not too bad"
Cons: "old entertainment system. Tight connection and first flight was late, so we got bumped off our connection (they literally removed our names from the flight, even though we could've sprinted through the airport and made it if they waived the 20 minute before departure gate closure). It was an exhausting and long wait for the next flight and I did not think it was well-handled. Staying in a hotel is not a great option, because it takes 2 hours to get out of the airport, another 2 hours cushion to get back in time."
Pros: "I had a family emergency and couldn’t go. I wasn’t allowed to switch my flight or change it. Lots of money spent with nothing in return. Unfortunte."
Pros: "The facilitated transfer in Doha within twenty minutes"
Cons: "The repetition of vegetarian food menu"
Pros: "Service basically. For such a long haul flight they did everything they could to make it comfortable."
Cons: "They could have checked the bathrooms more often as trash bins were very full."
Pros: "Excellent overall"
Cons: "LAX boarding was chaotic I think they should announce First people with disabilities Then Business class After that board Economy class from last rows"
Cons: "Unfortunately WiFi services was off"
Pros: "Seat next to me was empty, helping with the very cramped conditions. Great food. Movies were okay."
Cons: "Late boarding, then delayed further due to departing passenger. Delay caused me to miss my connecting flight in Doha. 5 Star Airline marketing is nonsense. Same cramped seats as any other airline. Boeing 777 is a disappointment. 787 is much better."
Pros: "Food service was good"
Cons: "Flight was delayed leaving LAX and was about an hour late to arrive at Doha. Fortunately, despite the 45 minute window for connection, I managed to get my connecting flight to Islamabad thanks to good support from ground staff in Doha"
Pros: "The wider space between all seats and the selection of the food"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No HE"
Pros: "The service was excellent, the hostesses were very friendly, smiling and helping. The food was tasty and delicious..."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight delay by 4 hours!!"
Pros: "Everything was fine except the flight delays"
Cons: "Flight delays"
Pros: "Excellent flight , seats, food"
Pros: "It was booked for my elderly parents and they were very pleased by the service they received."
Pros: "Check-in counter and gate staff were really accommodating and professional."
Cons: "Cabin crew lacked training. They skipped rows, didn’t apologize, forgot to bring things when requested and had to be reminded again & lacked common courtesy. One guy barely opened his mouth and talked by pointing fingers. So rude! The food portion size is an absolute joke! Never have I seen such a skinny sized meal. It was insane. I’m a lean guy and even I wasn’t full! The quality of the food in the second service was awful. My rice wasn’t cooked all the way & the bread was clearly stale."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and very attentive."
Cons: "The plan was very hot and made the experience less than desirable."
Pros: "Arrival and departure is on time treatment is excellent very courteous For all category of passenger"
Cons: "South Indian food may. Made available"
Cons: "Did not know what Vegetarian Jain meal should taste like! Even goats and sheep woud not have liked the taste of this special meal. Fortunately, cabin crew member was kind enough to give me a regular Hindu veggie meal rather than my pre-selected Vegetarian Jain meal (VJML) - DO NOT CHOOSE VJML on Qatar, unless you wanna faint from the horrible food! The tray was dirty! Co-passengers in the row behind me were also complaining The audio lead of my headphone would not go into the outlet in the seat armrest! So I had to use audio from neighboring (empty) seat and sync it with video from screen for my seat. What a pain!"
Pros: "smooth and on time with efficient service."
Pros: "Crew was helpful On Time Flight Clean aircraft Good food"
Cons: "seat was not much comfortable"
Cons: "The boarding process was strange, with one guy directing several different zones to stand in line, people not cooperating and just overrall not very organized."
Pros: "Good attentiveness from crew, food was fine. Entertainment was good."
Cons: "Boeing 787 was uncomfortable on the trip to Doha - hard seat cushions and little legroom. 777 much more comfortable on the leg to USA."
Pros: "Great take off and landing. Nice comfort packet, blanket, and pillow Good service and spacious seating in economy class."
Pros: "First time I got ice cream on a plane"
Cons: "Low calorie meals were horrible."
Pros: "We were late for our originally flight, got to LAX 15 minutes after check-in was closed, although we checked in online prior, but due to 4th of July weekend the freeway was very heavy traffic. So we ended up going back next day with the supervisor's incredible allowance, offer. I got very emotional when she told us our option. Thank you. Unfortunatley I didn't get her name, due to our shock))"
Cons: "15 hours flight no WiFi...!!!!!! Last minute flight time change was sent via email..!!!! Almost 1 hour delay after boarding..!!!"
Pros: "If you can book Qatar Airways at a price competitive with any other major carrier then absolutely do - incredible service, plane, food, and overall experience that far exceed the competition."
Pros: "Good service all the way to final destination. A+ service. Newer model airplane."
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Great service and food"
Pros: "The plane number one is very good but the onther one to cairo is good not like the first"
Cons: "When I checked my two bags, I was told to pick them up in Doha and recheck them to my final destination at Rwanda. When I arrived in Doha I was told by the transfer desk that I did not need to pick up my bags because they had been checked to my final destination. I even asked them to pull up my flight information and to confirm that, which they did. However, when I arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, my bags were no where to be found. No one has found them yet. I also called Qatar Air before my flight and asked about hotel accommodations for my layover because my layover was from 6:00 pm to 7 am. When I called, I was told that I would be given a complimentary hotel room because of the length of the layover. However, when I arrived I was told that I did not qualify for the hotel accommodation. Then, I was told that a hotel room would cost 250. When i arrived at the hotel, I was told the cheapest was 325."
Pros: "Seat arrangements excellent Crews nice"
Cons: "Very disappointed about quality and frequently of food offered"
Pros: "Seats were roomy and leaned back quite comfortably. The gluten free meals I had were fantastic, which I've never said before of an airplane , even regular meals."
Pros: "Boeing 787 with comfortable seats and large dimmable windows; handed out menus and two meals served; nice crew."
Cons: "The 787 entertainment system seems buggier than that on the A380—possibly an older system?"
Pros: "Service, friendliness of that staff"
Cons: "Other passengers used my carry-on baggage space and my carry on was placed far from me."
Pros: "Sits are very comfortable and the food is amazing."
Cons: "The door from the US plane was closed in front of our nose and the staff was extremely rude.In Boston the Turkish Airlines representative from the luggage transfers didn't have a clue what he's doing. It was a complete disaster. So, the 1:10hrs between Cluj and Istambul is not enough for an US flight. You guys must schedule more time so people can get to the US plane on time. The Airline is amazing, good food, good crew, great sits, but please work on this schedule because it's so exhausting to stay an additional 11 hours on the road."
Pros: "Food was good, crew was really helpful"
Pros: "Movies and screen"
Cons: "Flight delayed. Crew doesn’t speak good English"
Cons: "During flight after first meal the cabin temperature is way to cold. Then it gets warmer but later, second half of the flight the air gets very cold again so it’s difficult to have a good sleep."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Our first flight got delayed from lax and we missed our connection flight and they wouldn’t let us go on the next flight and instead we had to wait about 7 hours for the next flight!!! Also we got really bad seats on the other flight"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and pleasant to all business class passengers . The food and service were excellent and great presentation. Seats were comfortable and great for sleeping ."
Cons: "There wasn’t anything that I can recall that made the trip unpleasant ."
Pros: "Very nice love it"
Cons: "Very nice and love"
Pros: "The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable as possible"
Pros: "The food was decent"
Cons: "Too crowded and hectic. Not enough leg room. (and I’m not even a tall person to begin with)"
Pros: "food was good, and my business class seat was okay."
Cons: "First flight (to Istanbul) delayed, and nobody cared to help with making connecting flight booked on the same Turkish Airlines (THY)! Different THY employees sent me to three (3) different places (with two suitcases in hand) at opposite ends of the huge Istanbul airport before finally pointing to the Business Lounge and causing my missing the connection. Had they directed me correctly and cared about my first delay, I would not have missed it. I lost the first-night pay at the hotel of my final destination, my friends lost their time and money on making trips to pick me up, my ailing relatives were in pieces worrying about me, and so on. In sum, a fun trip (NOT!) ... If you care for some details, here you go... They did not inform their own connecting flight about my delay. Despite issuing me a boarding pass, nobody was looking for me or announcing where I should go. I spent an hour running around the airport at THY employees' misdirections. Business Lounge revealed I was already issued a ticket for next morning's flight (without informing me via my email they had or otherwise). I then looked at their own monitor and saw a much earlier flight the same night on a partner airline. I had to point to that flight, and they issued me a ticket there. No apology, no offer of any compensation. I understand that flights may delay, and I could forgive an honest mistake in misdirection. But this was a wide-spread incompetence and utter unwillingness to help their own business class (!) customer. I can only imagine what pains the economy travelers had to endure! Just to give you a flavor, after realizing that my connecting flight was boarding (when my delayed first flight arrived in Istanbul), I asked the crew to direct me to the best route to my connection. They pointed to the gate personnel. The gate personnel who greeted us DID NOT KNOW about my connection and sent me to the opposite side of the airport without notifying the connecting flight to wait for me. No help/transport was offered. When I made my way to the connecting gate with my luggage, the flight was gone. Nobody to be found from THY around the gate. A neighboring THY gate's employee directed me to the "Care Point" desk far away. A sizable line emerged there, with only two agents working it. I asked one of them if business class was served there. They said, "Yes, get in line, please". After 30 minutes in that line, I approached a "Care Point" agent (a cruel name for no-care-whatsoever service) who told me "You need to go to the business class desk upstairs. Economy only here!" No apology, no expression of concern, yelling "Next!" when I told her that I wasted 30 minutes of valuable time in line at their direction and would appreciate her doing something to help or making sure I reach the right person. Off to the "business desk" I go... another 15-min. run in a different direction with luggage in hand. That desk could not help either...ARGHH. Do I need to continue?.."
Pros: "Old fashion service very attentive crew and plane very clean and comfortable"
Cons: "Very odd in boarding as business class seemed we should have been 1st"
Pros: "The Turkish Airlines flight attendants are some of the sweetest people you can meet. Good souls and extremely dedicated to customer service."
Cons: "First, the Boeing Executives need to be punished by having to fly in the Economy section of their airplanes. Second, Turkish Airlines (a wonderful company) must impose hygiene requirements for their passengers. I sat next to a man that had insane body odor and when I let the Flight Attendant know she kindly reseated me... It was great until I saw the poor woman who took my place ALSO asked to be reseated due to the man's smell! Unfortunately, I was reseated in the middle of the row, which apparently is by Boeing design, none of the middle seats recline. Who makes an aircraft that handles long (13 hour) hauls with seats that do not recline and are too narrow for the average adult? It was such a painful and uncomfortable 13 hour flight. To add insult to injury, the plane was delayed and I missed my connection and had to sit in Istanbul airport for almost 8 hours."
Pros: "Only the stewardesses very helpful and professional"
Cons: "The seats"
Cons: "Movies varaiety"
Pros: "Nothing am still didn’t fly because of Turkish Airlines in LA really now I have the worst time in my life because the stuff working they are not have heart and no patient only patient for money fees late really I’ll never leave my problems done I can’t believe now sir you texted me after long time to want what’s wrong with me by the way I recorded everything all the stuff and but u will see as soon I reported everything really if you have heart or just thinking after you know my story u will understand me I reported everything with agents and I was trying many many times to come one help me from turkey airline nobody care really you will see sir I’ll post all record to Facebook and YouTube and Instagram Twitter and also I have mybrother his actor and he do show in t.v Chanel and everyone in Egypt loves him so I’ll add this channel t.v like everyone they will see this sir not sir not ok what happens to me you still don’t know why’s going on but now am getting worse day by day nobody with me now sir I sitting with wheelchairs because my back it’s heart me can’t even walk and I lost 2 bags each bag have stuff cost more than 15000$ because it was 2 iPhone X and 2 HTC Vive And some clothes all brand new and play station sir I have all the documents to approve and I reported too anther bag almost 22000$ I have 4000$ cash and more stuff very expensive and the important things my paper work like very important because am CEO for Amircan OSHA Trasports and my tickets price and I paid another fees almost 200 $ don’t sir thinking I need this money sir money now doesn’t working with me when I back my family with wheelchairs really am never had this in my life and the first time I have Turkshairline Sir please be patient and listen to my story maybe u will feel me"
Cons: "Please Sir I need help am got tired I went hospital and I can’t walking now cause Turkshairline. This first time i used buying tickets for u and you give me ticket from turkey airline and am never been with turkey airlines before, it’s the worse company I had ever seen in my life I got tired went hospital because of this company am very very sad ,please helping me my issue I bought tickets from you and then I went to airport to check in , the officer she said your bags it’s very heavy so i Said that fine I’ll paying the fees for extra, she said can you go buy in store 2 bags and move your clothes I said ok that’s fine, I went there back after am done she said am late u can’t take the flight because am late 3 mins i told her you just said go move my stuff and back the first I had emergency my sister she is past way 4 days ago and she is my twins and I didn’t see her for 4 years ago and then she’s past away I wish you feel me sir a and I explain her my this, she was trying tell me pay money for taken the flight next day and she wasn’t care sir she didn’t tell me sorry about my sister she’s only keeping talking pay money before 6 pm because after 6 it will be too much, so I told her please take my card and charge me and let’s me takes my flight I have emergency please she went inside and she took my card and she’s Back said my flight it will be tomorrow and charge me almost 200$ I said I didn’t say I want flight tomorrow and I feel very sad and she’s don’t care about my feelings but she’s was very care about money wooow, the end of day I getting tired to even speak and I was very very sad like i was thinking buying anther tickets for another company but she’s ready charge me and I left from airport to home back then I came next day and I went check in it was all the stuff different people and the lady she said my bags it’s big go buy one bag and move some stuff in this bag, again I said please can you cheak in and charge me extra bag let’s me fly she’s very very mean to me I went store and the lady from the store she’s was remember me because I went 2 times the first day and yesterday and back to check in she said am late for 2 mins and trying pay fees for next day, I was crying I can’t believe this I trying to explain her I was her last night and I have emergency nobody care nobody have feel me how am sad I trying to speak with anyone to help me nobody like all stuff they want done work and don’t care about Costmuer I went to Restrount and back nobody there and when I asked where’s all stuff they are left I was getting tired I have bags I trying to fond some one helping me nobody i got too much tired sir I was hospital yasterday I had 5 bags and I lost 2 bag I have big problem now for my back I got tired my body and my mind I have recorded all the stuff and from turkey airline I want send u the record and then you feeling me I only asked for help please help me I want flight and I can’t even walk it was too much please I don’t wants turkey airline"
Pros: "Polite crew and staff, comfortable enough for economy"
Cons: "Special meal wasn’t correct at first, crew corrected the mistake but the meal was absolutely terrible. Had the no lactose meal and it tasted exclusively of stewed tomatoes. Pack a lunch and don’t rely on the airport at Istanbul, there’s no options for people with food restrictions."
Pros: "Food and entertainment much better than any other airlines."
Cons: "Too long distance between terminals and very short time between my connecting flights make it almost not possible."
Pros: "there are a lot of movie"
Cons: "children!!"
Pros: "Service was excellent and plane very comfortable for the long journey."
Cons: "No vegan options. I thought I was getting a vegan meal that I called to request a month ahead of time and the flight crew told me they only had vegetarian. Needless to say my snacks were not quite enough to hold me for 13 hours."
Cons: "Too dirty and service is very slow!"
Pros: "мне нравится все кроме того что заранее до выхода в Стамбул неизвестен номер gate для полёта в в Одессу. В результате большая нервозность и много времени тратится на поиск этого номера, а потом -- бег чтобы успеть достигнуть место посадки вовремя."
Pros: "awesome flight awesome food"
Pros: "Food, entertainment and the airline crew excelente"
Cons: "The seat a little inconfortable for me"
Pros: "Like most American Airlines, Turkish Airlines provides no-frills service. On the other hand, having a pleasant and respectful flight crew can make a tremendous difference in the passengers experience. We were lucky enough to have a flight attendant named Gulhan Who smiled the entire flight. She was professional, courteous, and service oriented. Most of the flight crew showed similar professionalism. Turkish Airlines had for better service then any of the American or European airlines I have encountered during the last 10 years."
Cons: "The plane was old and not very comfortable. The food was horrible, and the in-flight entertainment was not very good."
Pros: "Food."
Cons: "Delay."
Pros: "Not only was the aircraft antique and sporting old seats, but the crew also upgraded two families with infants to the business class where the screamed their hearts out to the obvious displeasure of the paying customers. A true Turkish delight... Unlikely to fly them again."
Cons: "Good food and alcohol selection"
Pros: "Every thing about it the food and what you supply for each customers ✅"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The flight and crew is always great"
Cons: "Food and not a great movie selection"
Pros: "All is good except the airport the service at Istanbul airport are so bad plus the restrooms are so smiling and duty"
Pros: "Entertainment was Okay, and that was the best of it."
Cons: "Customer service gave us false information about delays, almost missed our flight. The check-in agent had to call for manager. And the manager told us if we didn't check-in online, they wouldn't have let us board our flight. The seats were cramped, the food is way worse than it was before. I doubt that we will fly with Turkish Airlines ever again."
Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "Service, food."
Cons: "Check in booth when we checked in bags were very difficult to deal with."
Pros: "I had heard that Turkish Airlines was very reputable and I'm glad it proved to be true! The Turkish food was nice, the in flight entertainment was great, the plane/ bathrooms were kept clean, the plane was full but not overpacked, even the kids got a "kids pack" :) Overall they showed that they were a good quality airline! My 14 hr flight was very comfortable"
Pros: "So I never actually flew with Turkish this trip, but I can write about my rerouting experiences. Inbound my first connection to Istanbul was cancelled due to technical problems. Fortunately I was second in the ticket office line and was promptly rebooked with Lufthansa. My return flight was cancelled because of the coup, and again I was rebooked with Lufthansa."
Cons: "Overall Turkish Airlines did well in a difficult situation. But a few concerns. On my inbound flight, the agent servicing us was amazing and I was fortunate to be second in line, but the airline was ill prepared for the situation and the agent was being hung out to dry by his colleagues who kept calling him and wouldn't let him do his job. On the return flight, I was frustrated the agents at first pushed me to take a refund rather than letting me rebook with a partner. I ended up having to leave a day later than expected, and didn't get an itinerary till the morning after my original flight. This was all very stressful. Lastly, you have to think twice about flying through Turkey. Although this coup is over, the next crisis will be over whether President Erdogan creeping authoritarianism."
Pros: "Flight had only 10 minute delay and only an hour layover. Boarding was pleasent"
Cons: "As expected food wasn't that good, the crew was a little slow, and seemed like didn't care that much about passengers individual needs."
Pros: "The food was great, entertainment was excellent, flight crew was pleasant, seats were pretty comfortable."
Cons: "Flight left over an hour late and I nearly missed my connection as a result."
Pros: "Crew is amazing, as always"
Cons: "Allergic needs were not met"
Pros: "The boarding process was very good."
Cons: "The cabin was too warm."
Pros: "The staff was really friendly, food was great and there was plenty of entertainment during the flight."
Cons: "I couldn't accumulate my miles."
Pros: "The Service was great. The movies were awesome and really did help pass the time. Oh and the food was so delicious that I honestly wanted more and I'm serious it was really good."
Cons: "My seat but that was my fault I chose wrong and ended up with a noisy kid."
Pros: "Minus the delay the flight itself was great! Would definitely fly with them again"
Pros: "Food was good. Crew were good."
Cons: "I had checked in and had boarding passes with assigned seats. I need an aisle seat and JUST ASSUMED when the check in person at LAX; tore up our pre-boarding checkin with seat assignments that I was given an AISLE SEAT. I WAS NOT AND DID NOT KNOW UNTIL WE BOARDED. THE GENTLEMAN ON THE AISLE DID NOT WANT TO CHANGE. WE WARNED HIM THAT WE GET UP AT LEAST 3 - 4 TIMES ON A 12 HR FLIGHT. We did and woke him up at least 2-3 times. BAD FLIGHT FOR ME...I WILL DOUBLE CHECK NEXT TIME FOR AN AISLE SEAT FOR ME OR MY WIFE. jAMESDEAN BUCKLEY jbuckley@npfcc.org"
Pros: "Over all is ok"
Cons: "Stay over in Istanbul, they gave only one meal for 24hr"
Pros: "I read a lot of mixed reviews prior to my long trip from LAX to Stuttgart through IST leaving me skeptical as to whether I made the right choice. I was pleasantly surprised! The flights departed on time. The crew was so friendly and accommodating on both flights. The food was better than most airlines and the movies offered kept me entertained for hours!"
Cons: "The boarding process in LAX was a little confusing and unlike any other airline. It made me think that it might be a bad start but that quickly changed once I got onboard."
Pros: "Great screen and movie selection."
Cons: "Zero leg room. Worst I've ever been on for a long haul flight."
Pros: "Crew service, choice of in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Food was below par."
Pros: "Food tastes great. Kept me full the entire time."
Cons: "Display panel for one of our seats was broken and after asking to have it reset, staff was not attentive to make sure issue was resolved before moving on. If you're going to be on a flight that long...you want to have your entertainment, and don't want to keep bothering someone to have it work. Also seats were cramped compared to other airline planes and staff seemed to not have an issue that there were some other people on the plane drinking bottles, getting drunk and loud."
Pros: "I liked almost everything. The plane was clean and the seats looked new. Of course, space in the economy section can be tight but it is not worse than any other airline I have experienced. The entertainment was awesome with a wide selection of movies, tv and music options. I was even able to watch the primary debates LIVE from my seat which was amazing. The crew was amazing and very attentive. They made sure to provide us with whatever we needed and were always polite. This was the second time I have flown with Turkish Airlines and my experience was the same if not better this time around."
Cons: "Leg room in economy line."
Cons: "I was thrown into despair by the refusal of TA officials to help me in any way. I paid the full price of the flight but the officials of the airline were very unresponsive and unhelpful. I was delayed to the airport due to traffic and they refused to help me in any way. I have flown with this airline in the past and the airline was always kind and accommodating, but not so this time! I lost $1.1K for the initial fare and then had to purchase a separate $2.3K ticket to reach my destination. Absolutely NO other airline has been so dismissive to me. I fly United all the time, and they are worst by US standards, and yet (I never thought I would say this) United has always helped MUCH better than this airline! I called customer service and could barely understand their English, not to mention that they didn't care at all to help me. I lost $3.3K because of this airline. It was the worst travel nightmare of my life, and I have been to 50+ countries!"
Pros: "good noise cancellation"
Pros: "ON time Flight"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Departing on time."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Direct"
Pros: "Entertainmet"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "They gave 2 veggie meals to mu big strapping men seat mates and the ignored me entirely!"
Pros: "Not being squeezed into a claustrophobic window seat."
Cons: "Nothing to report."
Pros: "The quality of the plane was good and the movies were good. Also the blanket and pillow was nice."
Cons: "I was really cramped and couldn’t recline because the guy behind me was too tall and it amashes his legs, so I had to be uncomfortable for the entire flight."
Cons: "They’re not too helpful in helping me get on a flight to my final destination."
Pros: "Staff that served us."
Cons: "By the time our turn came there was no more choice in food."
Pros: "The title says it all"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine"
Cons: "The delay made me miss my connections, and cost me a day at a festival I paid a lot of money for and planned 6 months around. the options given by staff were not too helpful"
Pros: "i was cold and i woke up to find an *extra* blanket on me. quickly unwrapped it and put it on and all good after that."
Cons: "ba website messed up our meal selections. luckily the staff were nice and gave us something suitable."
Pros: "Great flight with excellent service, food and drinks"
Cons: "I did not like the food"
Cons: "very very short layover at London, had to run to the gate and almost didn’t make it. Only one of our two bags made it to Dublin. Not happy at all. Not sure if I will be booking with kayak again."
Cons: "1 week prior to departure I found my itinerary was cancelled as I could not find it under my flights - no email notification to either traveling party - TERRIBLE - all data in the computer under profile correct. It took two hours on the phone to fix things and the wanted to charge more as seat rates went up"
Pros: "Punctuality Happy demeanor of cabin crew Meal and Wine Service to standard class passengers Safety Video!! :-)"
Cons: "the actual meal was not very good. I would prefer an option of dried fruit and nuts and a big water"
Cons: "My husband and I paid a combined $100 to reserve seats on our flight from LAX to London. When we got to check-in at LAX airport we did not get our reserved seats. Everything had been changed around. We did not even have seats next to each other. Upon complaining at arrival in London (there was no time at LAX to deal with this, as usual that airport was one chaotic mess) we were given a British Airways business card with a phone number that did not work/had been disconnected. I would like to get the $100 reservation fee back. Thank you."
Pros: "Good attitudes"
Cons: "N/a"
Pros: "The woman at the check in desk worked patiently with us until she found us an alternate route. We werare given food and hotel vouchers to get us through the night."
Cons: "Our British Airways flight was downgraded to a smaller airplane and we were not informed of this until we were in an hour in to waiting in a very long line to check in at the airport. We were unable to check in online the night before but not told why, and then we were unable to check in at the electronic kiosk at the airport but also not told way. When we got into the very confused and long line at the check-in desk 2.5 hours before our scheduled departure, we waited for almost an hour before anybody told us what was going on. They then told us that the flight has been downgraded to a smaller airplane, and that the agents were individually looking into rerouting passengers as they came up to the desk. Yeah sure does that the flight would not leave until everything was resolved and that people who had purchased their flights earlier would have priority. We then waited another 1.5 hours before it was our turn to speak to an agent at the desk. She told us that we would definitely not be getting on the flight because we had not checked in in time, which we had been unable to do. She then worked on rerouting us and offered us what sounded like an excellent flight option direct to Amsterdam on KLM the following day, however when we went to KLM to check in for the flight they said it was overbooked and we could go standby but we would not be guaranteed seats. We went back to her again and she eventually booked us on a Delta flight through Salt Lake City leaving the following day. We are currently in Salt Lake awaiting our flight to Amsterdam. This gets us to Amsterdam 12 hours after planned, Shortening our vacation with friends and causing us to miss events that have been planned. We are very upset that there was no information provided to us earlier and that British Airways did not, as is customary, first seek volunteers to take later flights, before bumping people off due to a lack of seats on their available plane. Instead they gave priority to people that had paid more money to check in with priority. We booked our flights 3 1/2 months ahead of time and feel that we were grossly AND unnecessarily put out by the actions and lack of communication throughout the process with British Airways."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled, but after I took another flight, I was notified that my flight had merely been postponed for half an hour. By this time, I'd already missed my train in Frankfurt, creating hours of extra travel time and huge inconvenience after an already long trip from the US. British Airways said the cancellation had been due to weather, but skies were clear from London to Frankfurt. I'll never fly BA again."
Pros: "The crew was friendly, the food was good, but I have had better. Entertainment was good"
Cons: "The comfort was the worst I have ever experienced. Because it was so bad I will never travel BA again"
Pros: "Entertainment and space."
Cons: "Seat cushioning, and food quality."
Cons: "I thought the seats we were not comfortable"
Pros: "I liked the entertainment Serbians beverages"
Cons: "There is no - zero - comfortable way to sit in economy on this plane. I'm a six foot tall man and getting in and out of the seats just to use the restroom (which were the smallest I've ever seen on any passenger jet), was nearly impossible. I will never fly this class on an Airbus 380 again."
Pros: "Loved the wide selection of movies to watch, as well as being served two meals."
Cons: "I wished the seats reclined more. The flight would have been near perfect then!"
Pros: "They had a lot of entertainment options"
Cons: "I was skipped over when they served dinner"
Pros: "good service"
Pros: "everyone was very nice. We were on time"
Cons: "I am 5 feet to inches, my knees hit the seat in front of me when the The front seat was back"
Pros: "Seats were pretty comfortable. Food was quite good. Crew were helpful."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "The air plane ran out of fuel we had to divert to San Jose we waited two hours because of weather and because the paperwork had the wrong pilots name so they wouldn't let the plane fly. Therefore we waited in the airport all night because neither British airways or American Airlines would help us We waited here all night with no sleep no one would give us a hotel or a meal we have now will be getting into London 24 hours later than planned and we will be out about $1000 in hotels in two hours we had booked that were non-cancelable . Multiple phone calls to British airline Waze and to American Airlines for all of the helpful"
Cons: "Everything"
Cons: "Announcing gate information only 45 minutes before departure and having only 25 minutes to get there before gate closing is very inconvenient and nerve wracking."
Pros: "Crew is super hospitable and nice"
Cons: "They lost my luggage after I asked when I checked it in LA and when I boarded in SD"
Pros: "The A380 is quiet and is less suceptible to turbulence than smaller planes. Climate was comfortable."
Cons: "The seats are close together and there wasn't enough legroom for me, I'm 6'2". The seat pockets are a. It small and it was hard to fit my iPad Pro."
Pros: "The staff is friendly and were genuinely doing their best withwhat they had"
Cons: "The check in / baggage drop off took too long. There were only two workers in that section and for maybe arpund 10-20 mins there was only 1 person helping everyone. It was very frustrating, esp when there were 3 people working in the world club section when that line has fewer people in the first place. I suggest having the world club staff taking some of the regular customers and alternating with the world club members"
Cons: "smallest coach I have ever been in. very squished and I was next to my wife at 95 lb and a skinny young man who took no room at all. I am only 5'9" 170. But thats how the flights get so cheep"
Cons: "Nothing that was good."
Pros: "Nice plane. Great movies"
Cons: "Breakfast poor quality. Disorganised boarding"
Cons: "The overhead luggage bins near my seat on my LAX-LHR flight were too small to accomodate my European standard carry-on, which meant that another passenger and I had to store our luggage three sections away before there was an empty bin big enough. I understand the need for different sized bins, especially since our seats were up against the galley, but I felt a little unsupported by the crew. They basically just told us, "walk down far enough and you'll find something"--this was true but not exactly helpful. It's a small thing, but I think maybe if you warned passengers sitting in seats with smaller bins ahead of time, that would help make things smoother, since another stressor was that we didn't find places for our luggage until it was almost time for takeoff."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Since you now have to pay for additional luggage, which I have always done in the past, I find it increasing infuriating that when boarding the plane to store my carry on luggage I have not been able to store this appropriately, I am led to believe as a paying customer I should not have to store my carry on luggage by my feet because the overhead cabin is not available to me. ."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. The food was below average even for airline food. One of the flight attendants was rude to one of the passengers even though the passenger was not doing anything out of normal."
Pros: "Food was decent and entertainment was okay."
Cons: "Plane was extremely old and loud. London did not have a gate number until 20 minutes before boarding. Many people were late to the gate because of that."
Pros: "Good information from the pilots. Very clean plane. Food ok. Seat pitch better than the American Airlines flight the other direction."
Cons: "Flight attendants disinterested or in the case of an older male flight attendant, impatient and rude."
Pros: "I especially liked our seats (we were in the exit row and had plenty of leg room); the crew, and the food."
Cons: "What we didn't like couldn't be helped: there were crying babies and a snorting gentleman."
Pros: "The entertainment choices, I like how dark it got being a red eye flight. Not as noisy as some planes."
Cons: "Cramped seats. No leg room. Touch screens were not touch sensitive so the person in front could feel every push. Better to use the remote. No individual air control, I got very hot."
Pros: "My flight was delayed by 30 min and therefore I had to reschedule my flight from London to Frankfurt! That made me lose 3 hrs at the airport!"
Cons: "Delayed flight! Seats were uncomfortable and very small!"
Pros: "The A380 from LA, was new and clean. Crew friendly and service efficient."
Cons: "Seems like each new airplane reduces space for passengers in economy. There are just so many seats you and squeeze in. I am not a tall person, and certainly not overweight, and I felt crammed in the seat. I feel sorry for people who are tall and big. They must have a terrible time. The older 767 from Heathrow to Athens was MUCH more spacious and comfortable. I can't afford business class and certainly not first class. Economy has been squeezed beyond logical levels. Good was so so. Not to my taste. The chicken with mashed potatoes was rubbery and mashed didn't even taste like potatoes. Other than that, trip was on time. So that helped."
Pros: "The plane itself is big enough which makes the ride quite comfortable and less subject to turbulence."
Cons: "Seats do not recline much in economy but that is expected."
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