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DecemberMost popular time to fly (37% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

R14 031(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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R9 298or less

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R6 643or less

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  • Morning departure is around 10% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving New York John F Kennedy Intl to Johannesburg OR Tambo

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8,3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10 974 reviews
8,3
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
8,6
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The crew was amazing. Food was great. Clean bathrooms. Great entertainment."
Cons: "We had our passports and boarding passes checked five times in the course of 2 minutes by five different people one after the next. My cabin luggage was searched right before boarding. I appreciate the need for security, but that was excessive and unnecessary. In the peak of the Corona virus craze, the security made all passengers take off shoes and walk without any protection. This is not Qatar Airways doing - New York JFK security B S, but I am sure airways companies have some say to change it."

Pros: "The 1-hour complimentary wifi."
Cons: "Hope they had the immigration/arrival card on the airplane."

Pros: "The crew provide good service but personally i did not like the food that could be lot better."

Pros: "Perfect"
Cons: "Perfect"

Pros: "The customer service was amazing. Air hostesses were very courteous, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seats were too small to sit comfortably on a long flight I wish Qatar had better seats for long journey and had advanced entertainment system."

Pros: "Food and leg room"
Cons: "All was fine"

Cons: "Extraordinarily care taken On board. Very impressed with Qutar Airways. Excellent"

Cons: "The vegetarian option for breakfast was a stale waffle with apple compote. Inedible."

Pros: "The crew was super amazing and went to all extent to make our journey with infant comfortable"

Pros: "Yes"

Pros: "Attentive crew. Good selection of meals excellent wines"

Pros: "Airlines' diligence in arranging an alternative flight in place of the missed connection because the initial departure from JFK was delayed due to technical reasons"
Cons: "Much ballyhooed A350-1000 has noisy engines rudely interrupting my enjoyment of the entertainment system - may be my seats were too close to the engines. The seats are not all that comfortable though perhaps wider than usual configuration in economy."

Pros: "Qatar is impressive. The airbus was incredible."
Cons: "It would be noce for flight attendants to give coughing passengers a mask. 12 hours on a flight next to two sick people."

Pros: "Legroom was great Staff were great Bathrooms were very clean and cleaned often in the flight"

Pros: "The service was great and was on time"
Cons: "The service and was"

Pros: "The flights attendants were very helpful and polite. What I enjoyed the most was the level of comfort I had. I was able to sleep for almost the entire flight. That's why it felt like it wasn't even a long flight."
Cons: "We did leave a little late but it was out of the control of the pilots and flights attendants."

Pros: "There was adequate seat room. The device was good."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn’t like."

Pros: "Staff was great"

Pros: "Best business class I have ever been on. Better than most First class."

Pros: "Went out of their way to be helpful"

Pros: "The service is Top Knotch!!!"
Cons: "Wasn’t much music to choose from..."

Cons: "Connecting Qatar flight should have been held, instead wen had to spend 9 hours in the airport until next flight"

Pros: "The food was great with three options for each meal and there were a lot of options for in flight entertainment"

Pros: "Good service!! Good food!! Great staff!!"

Cons: "Service is always bad. This time from bag, all electronics have been stolen. It is 200$ worth things have been missing from my baggage."

Pros: "Great hospitality"

Cons: "Seat to LA was broken"

Pros: "It's was good"
Cons: "The plane from Qatar to Nairobi new modern plane needed"

Pros: "Worst customer service"

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "The friendliness of the staff from check in to arrival!"

Pros: "I freceuntly fly between the US and South Africa and only fly via Qatar Airways, and every experience thus far has been great. The food is good quality, friendly crew and I would recommend it to anyone."
Cons: "The sandwiches are a little dry and movie selection a little limited."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Professional courteous friendly and communicative"

Pros: "If we had arrived on time everything would have been perfect. However I did not arrive in Johannesburg because a flight delay (even though our flight was set to let ontime) caused probably 40 people to miss their connections. To their credit, Qatar Airways did find accommodations for us and gave us food vouchers. Otherwise it'd be a zero rating."
Cons: "Boarding took far too long and caused us to be an hour late. Because of this, I am missing out on events scheduled in South Africa. This is very upsetting and it appears that Qatar Airways is too slow with boarding, there was no explanation given for why it took so incredibly long to board."

Cons: "It's been more than 50 hours and I still haven't received both of my checked in luggage"

Pros: "Quite journey"

Pros: "Okay"
Cons: "Okay"

Pros: "The professionalism of the staff"
Cons: "No comment"

Cons: "- Airline changed flight and offered little forewarning for what was a material change (from 1 hour transit time to 9 hours) - Boarding process was inordinately slow with little attempt to move this along quickly - Service was halting at best"

Pros: "Everyone on duty!!"

Pros: "Again on time and effortless boarding made the overall experience a good one."
Cons: "Our suitcase was damaged...still in the process of trying to get it fixed. Hopefully it will be done soon. I will then update this report. Could maybe clean the toilets as it did become a bit messy."

Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "The screen of my seat and my mom ( sitting next to me) and the lady near the window stopped working after launching and we had to stair in the dark for eleven hours the flight attendant tried but couldn't fix it. The seat itself was broken and I had to put the bottom Cushing back every time I stand up.the cue to the rest room ( one off them has a broken lock so you can't lock it ) was very long and I had to wait for 25 minutes tell I got in ( the first time I waited too long standing in an air plane )"

Cons: "Ran out of meal options in both flights"

Pros: "Price and schedule"
Cons: "Food. Waiting place at Qatar airport. Arabian crew on board due to their non- friendly attitude."

Cons: "Arrival in Johannesburg was a nightmare due to queues at immigration - I nearly missed my connecting flight. This was not the fault of Quatar airlines but needs to be taken up with the authorities at OT Airport in Johannesburg"

Pros: "The service on this flight was not very good. We almost missed our flight whilst waiting for a wheelchair for mother. She had to finally walk to the boarding gate because the wheelchair we had requested did not come."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats, unfriendly crew members, worst food "Hindu meal""

Pros: "One of the best cabin crew. Curtious, friendly, helpful and we're always available in the cabin."

Pros: "Crew are always top notch, free drinks are readily available and entertainment system is great."
Cons: "The food portions and quality have definitely declined over the years sadly, as carriers cut costs no doubt."

Pros: "This is the way to fly long haul."
Cons: "Frustration is it is impossible to sleep during the breakfast service, but this is a problem for all airlines and Virgin is better than most."

Pros: "Amazing"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "I travelled on economy delight, flight was fully packed, yet it felt spacious and comfortable. Lightning was great. Food was yummy! And pilots gave us updates on air travel, and if there were any delays etc."
Cons: "Nothing. Had a great trip!"

Cons: "They have to uptade the airplanes"

Pros: "I had one of the few empty seats next to me."
Cons: "The food is awful. Not enough toilets."

Cons: "Bad entertainment system"

Pros: "Good collection of movies"
Cons: "To pay for luggage for international flights while on their website it says i dont have to pay if im going to South Africa. The food was not so great."

Pros: "A smoothtrip run by great staff."
Cons: "Thé food was rather stodgy overall."

Pros: "The flight felt so short, service was amazing, food was good. Great overall experience."

Cons: "They lost my luggage, and ruined my trip, Customer service doesn't pick up the phone"

Pros: "Staff was very friendly, the plane was very clean. Loved the entire trip, except for our uncontrollable weather delay."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Fast boarding, not a crowded flight, ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Paid extra for my check in bag."

Pros: "Although we were badly delayed the cabin service was excellent in every way. Good meal , cheerful staff and well turned out."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything incl customer service at the airport"

Cons: "Incredibly uncomfortable, not enough minimum space to fit my knees behind seat in front when front passenger reclined. 6 hours is too long to have a metal rod sticking straight into your knee caps. Shoulders were squished between other passengers and had to sit twisted the whole way and Im not a large person, but am 6ft. Cabin crew impolite and unhelpful. Food was awful and made my friend sick."

Pros: "Fast boarding and nice staff. Food selection was ok"
Cons: "One item missing from menu (unavailable). Issues with entertainment system. Bathrooms lacked moisturiser which is always very helpful on long flights where the air is dry"

Pros: "Easy and on time boarding."
Cons: "Seats are extremely small. And when the seat in front reclines they are basically in your lap."

Pros: "Food and service was ok"
Cons: "Delayed at the airport. Very little leg room and hot while waiting to yake off. Entertainment was really bad. Bad screen and sound quality was awful."

Pros: "love the lounge and easy check in and boarding, great attendants and smooth trip"
Cons: "would be nice if lounge was open earlier - arrived for 8:30am flight and had to wait around in freezing cold terminal with no coffee for an hour"

Cons: "It was terribly late. No one had a clue on when flight would depart."

Cons: "They switched my gate 5 times and lost my baggage."

Pros: "Crew was professional."
Cons: "Couldn't stretch my right (window side) leg. Display quality was poor."

Cons: "We were told over the phone that we could bring our kayaks with us to Africa but the airport staff denied not only our kayaks, but also our paddles which were in a standard ski bag. Their excuse was that both the kayaks and paddle bags were 2 inches too long. .. TWO INCHES!!!!!! We had record of the person we talked to and the time and date, but none of that seemed to matter. It caused A HUGE INCONVENIENCE for us since we are in Zambia for 6 weeks without our gear to paddle one of the most challenging rivers in the world... the Zambezi. Now we are constantly trying to acquire the proper equipment with very little success. We run a nonprofit called the Montana Kayak Academy which provides free whitewater instruction to youth between 8 &18 yrs old and we will be sure to tell everyone we know to NOT TRAVEL WITH EITHER VIRGIN ATLANTIC OR BRITISH AIRWAYS.... EVER!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Pros: "I liked that the boarding went really fast and the staff at the JFK airport was super nice and helpful."
Cons: "I didn't like how rude the airplane crew was and how useless and unhappy they were. The sits were very uncomfortable and the food didn't have any taste."

Pros: "Quantity of food was less for the dinner time..but overall experience was good.."

Cons: "the child got the same food as us due i did not make clear i need a child food, now i am asking : is not clear that in that seat is a child of 4 years old ?"

Pros: "My flight was delayed boarding, Entertainment wasn't exciting oppose to other Virgin flights I have taken in previous years. Food wasn't great. I had teriyaki chicken with rice and I left it. Big dislike - when I was checking in online I found some economy seats I couldn't allocate for my seating due to additional charge applies. I think this is very off putting as I have been a Virgin member for years and it is very disappointing."
Cons: "I liked the Airbus carrier which had only two seats (window and Isle) on each sides oppose to three. It felt more comfortable."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and did a great job."
Cons: "The seats were a little tight."

Pros: "Smooth boarding process"
Cons: "Delays caused us to miss our flight from London to Vienna"

Cons: "Seats need more padding"

Pros: "The food was surprisingly ok and the seats in PE were comfortable, plus there were two USB ports, perfect!"
Cons: "Being woken up to be asked if I wanted to eat, twice! If I wanted to eat, I wouldn't have a sleeping mask on my face, or be asleep! Plus, upper class and premium economy didn't board first."

Pros: "Smiling and helpful staff Great FREE food and drinks good movies Free goodie bag of travel goods, blanket, pillow etc Free candy for landing descent"
Cons: "Leg room is a little tight"

Cons: "Crew"

Pros: "Mostly everything was fine."
Cons: "Not really anything particularly that I didn't like."

Pros: "We were late arriving at the airport and the checkin desk people were SO nice putting us through. Otherwise we never would have made it on the flight. Also the extra legroom seats were well worth it!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Staff excellent - Inflight screen useful."
Cons: "Could not do online Check in - apparently as there were 4 separate legs on my Ticket."

Pros: "At JFK the lounge and service was the best I have encountered."

Pros: "Entertainment and crew attitudes both excellent"
Cons: "On board seating. Getting far too cramped for long=haul flights"

Pros: "Very racist !!! I'm black . I didn't get service I paid for , The food was mediocre. The beef was not cooked Or just tasted like it wasn't good. I don't think I'm flying virgin Atlantic again . Bad bad experience from all my flights ."

Cons: "Wasn't Virgin Atlantic, it was delta. We thought we were flying Virgin Atlantic. Dissapointment #1 Interactive TV's were horrible and required assistance to work them. Touch screens weren't responsive. Food was bad."

Pros: "Frequent drinks, attentive stewards/stewardesses, good gluten free meal, comfortable seats smooth flight First checked bag is free."
Cons: "Seats were very slim - armrests were pressing on hips when trying to shift my bottom to change position. The 45 minute delay due to fog. No snacks - like nuts, pretzels, etc"

Pros: "Not much to be honest. Which is a shame because I usually love the service from Virgin Atlantic."
Cons: "The TV system needed replacing. The controller was broken and the sound was terrible. Made my flight longer than needed."

Cons: "My luggage didn't arrive at my destination until 2 days after I did. And after I checked my luggage, a leather satchel was stolen from my suitcase. I reported the theft to Virgin Atlantic and requested a report nearly a week ago and have heard nothing back. I am usually careful about packing luggage, and did not think the leather satchel would attract a thief working for the airline, but I will not make that mistake again! DO NOT TRUST VIRGIN TO HANDLE LUGGAGE."

Pros: "It was a lot faster than originally predicted."
Cons: "The inflight entertainment system kept glitching and needed to be reset a few times"

Pros: "Very friendly and professional staff. Clean cabin."
Cons: "Not the most comfortable seats. Dinner not very tasty."

Pros: "Pleasant crew, quick boarding."
Cons: "Late departure, late arrival due to a plane at our gate. Very poor quality media systems, cramped, inconsiderate passenger next to me taking up more room than necessary. Cramped."

Pros: "Great Service, comfortable seats, good choice of movies"
Cons: "Food...Does not encourage healthy eating...but I this is nothing our the ordinary for flights"

Pros: "Moderately comfortably. Attendants very accommodating. Boarding process was above average."
Cons: "Leg room insufficient. Entertainment screen was subpar."

Pros: "That I arrived safely; )"
Cons: "So little space"

Cons: "Check in is insanely long. Terminal 1 at JFK as usually Absolutely terrible. Line to go thru TSA is exacting 40 min at 12 am Midnight. We pay so much (in the price of our ticket) to be treated as cattle !!!"

Cons: "New aircraft and better management"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Air conditioning didn't work!!"

Pros: "Excellent service. Very tasty food."
Cons: "Too many voice announcements, interfering with the entertainments system."

Pros: "Food and service in business class were splendid."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing!"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "leaving and arrival on time."
Cons: "No leg space in economy."

Cons: "I missed my connection. Which caused me to lose a critical day of work."

Pros: "Not bad"
Cons: "Okay"

Cons: "Total chaos during boarding..no organization"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly and comfortably. Enjoyed every moment"

Pros: "Generally roomy and comfortable... smooth travels"
Cons: "Second leg of trip had no werking monitors. no WiFi on any flights...."

Pros: "All the staff was polit"

Pros: "Great service in the airplane plus they offer some amenities like slippers, tooth paste and toothbrush, they offer you wet towels to clean and refresh yourself during he flight. Really good."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "I like crue"
Cons: "3 days travel instead of 1 , WTF?????...."

Cons: "My lugged lost"

Pros: "Number of times served and staff was excellent."
Cons: "Had one entree option. Take it or leave it is the only choice."

Pros: "the staff was so polite and helpful thank you"

Pros: "Ozan was a perfect attendant. Always asked us how we were and helped us when we needed anything."

Cons: "No vegan or even vegetarian meals. Very disappointing"

Pros: "Wi-Fi should be free on thec plane"
Cons: "The song selections was inadequate. Need more Nigerian hip pop songs"

Cons: "I t would have been much better to have a faster check in process"

Pros: "Price, Price, Price"
Cons: "Keep going KAyak"

Cons: "It was very hot on the plane."

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The last minute gate change--"

Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "all in all !!!!"

Pros: "Exellent"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Not trying to be flattering here but it really is a good airline."

Pros: "Clean and computable plane, very good meals and quick handling for departure"
Cons: "Nothing !"

Pros: "20 min delay. Boarding took too much time"

Cons: "Most concerning aspect is security. Very unlikely that I will choose Turkish airlines in the future"

Pros: "Definitely would recommend Turkish airline Great experience overall"

Pros: "TK is terribte during the Turkey coup attempt"
Cons: "Terrible"

Cons: "3 hour late"

Pros: "Wifi when I get to turkey, without needing a fan sim"

Pros: "They didn't want to go to work today. And it's your fault. So they will punish you."

Pros: "Everything was excellent."

Pros: "Sitting was small"

Pros: "Thank u very much!!!"

Pros: "Turkish airline excellent"

Cons: "Because of delay they left me to sleep on the airport in Istanbul. I am pregnant and nobody didn't wanted to help me at transfer desk. Last time in my life with Turkish Airlines."

Cons: "old plane . . . showing wear and tear. no wifi"

Pros: "Always on time....no delays."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Quiet trip"

Pros: "EVERYTHING EXCEPT FOR BEING CRAMPED IN MY SEAT."

Pros: "purfect"
Cons: "foot and smile face"

Pros: "nothing is good"
Cons: "the food and bathrooms"

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Goood"

Cons: "Old plane - entertainment system did not have too many movies. Food was just okay"

Cons: "Food was not it should be for business class"

Pros: "The flight was on time, the crew was fine"
Cons: "The business class lounge was closed, they gave us $25 per person voucher, but no one store in the airport wanted to accept them. There were not enough seats available when we were waiting for boarding. Business class entertainment needs significant improvement."

Cons: "Great"

Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Translation speeches. Food uncooked. Bad entertainment"

Pros: "Need to upgrade seat and movies"
Cons: "Meals and toiletries"

Cons: "The boarding time was delayed. The boarding process could have be more streamlined."

Pros: "The flight was fine, overall okay. The food was good, especially dinner."
Cons: "The flight attendants were not very friendly. The media selections were fine but the sound was not good."

Pros: "yes"

Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "The plane was old, the seats were uncomfortable with no adjustable headrest or flaps to hold your head from flopping. There was no personal entertainment screens on the back of the seats, only the small community one mounted on the roof. The sound for this was terribly unclear. 8 hour boring flight."

Cons: "better food"

Cons: "Bathrooms dirty"

Pros: "Good on flight entertainment."
Cons: "Stewardesses not too friendly... flight was late to board and take off by 2 hours."

Cons: "Prices should be lowered and more direct flights from EWR airport."

Pros: "Better than expected. Was as good as American , Delta, United. Not quite to the level of Aerlingus, Lufthansa, Emirates."
Cons: "Stewards did a good job but were not engaging with the passengers. Not as friendly as could be. We would definitely fly Air Egypt again"

Cons: "I didn’t like that the food and the service and the chairs the floor is not clean actually that was bad flying flying"

Pros: "Direct flight, no other flights can do that."
Cons: "Air condition in airplane and Cairo airport was no good"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew was great, very polite and service oriented."
Cons: "Amenities (seats, bathrooms, entertainment, headphones and food) were not on par with other world class carriers, especially for business class."

Pros: "Good flight. Arrived on time and left relatively on time"
Cons: "Luggage took a long time to arrive in the terminal"

Pros: "People. Food"

Pros: "The hotel and the food"

Pros: "Personnel was great. Delicious and frequent food and drinks."
Cons: "I asked for wheelchair service but I never received it."

Pros: "Almost perfect"
Cons: "They didn't give me a travel kit."

Cons: "Flight delayed for over two hours"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and professional. Food was very good as well as the selection of non-alcoholic beverages. Flight was on time, and plane was clean!"
Cons: "Passenger seating next to me (I was sitting in an aisle on a 3-seat row, economy plus) kept on leaning towards me all the time. I had to "create" of sort of barrier between the two of us with a couple of pillows. A lady sitting in the row in front of me - a 50-something y/o woman with husband and 3 kids keep on reclining her seat to the point that I was barely a couple of inches from the top of her head, even as I was eating. I had to forcefully push back ti get some room."

Pros: "Possibly the food and the flight is direct"
Cons: "Anything else you could think of. The crew is unfriendly the plane is messy no one follows rules or regulations just a complete mess"

Pros: "Great service & reasonable accommodation throughout the flight"
Cons: "Trash on the floor but that's on every flight"

Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Every thing"

Pros: "Awesome"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I overpaid my flight by up to 50 per cent more than my fellow passengers yet they were allowed 2 bags each while I only got 1 . The flight attendants don't offer drinks except with meals . They took for ever to remove the trays after the meals that passengers were trying to take them out by themselves . They don't pass by with big bags to collect any garbage ."

Pros: "Amazing hospitality. Flight attendants were so friendly. The meals and gifts made for a very pleasant flight experience"

Pros: "The dinner food was decent (breakfast was subpar)."
Cons: "We waited about an hour lined up outside of the gate to board. Then when we finally boarded late, we sat on the runway for 2 hours! This wasn’t the first time it’s happened on this flight, either! We were thirsty and no one offered us water. The flight attendants kept skipping my friend and I when they did come around, which was not often. We were extremely thirsty the entire time and when we finally were able to get up to use the bathroom and search for water, we were told to sit back down. We got tiny cups of water about three times on a 10.5 hour flight. Lastly, the entertainment selection was very small and limited."

Pros: "Toilet was filthy shortly after arrival. Drop down tables needed to be wiped."

Cons: "Boarding was a little slow, but the crew was nice and courteous Seating was comfortable and roomy. The food was good."

Pros: "Inexpensive fair."
Cons: "Little interaction with crew"

Pros: "The crew was very good. Helpful and friendly."
Cons: "I had no blanket, no pillow. I asked the attendant to get me a blanket and she passed me one that someone else was using."

Pros: "The people, the food, the culture."
Cons: "Traffic"

Pros: "We had a 10 hour lay-over in Cairo and EgyptAIr shuttled us to an excellent hotel and provided lunch and dinner - all for free. This was most excellent and so much more pleasant than sitting at the airport!"
Cons: "If EgyptAir would distribute a little English sheet how the steps are, where to get the passports back (at the EgyptAir Counter in the main hall at the airport), which lines to go to (we didn't officially immigrate, but still had to go through immigration upon return, which wasn't clear). Maybe a word on legal boundaries of the status in Egypt - EgyptAir had the passport, can we go to the pyramids or not - would be useful, too."

Pros: "Good services despite a long flight"

Pros: "Every member of the staff was super friendly. Complimentary food and beverages for all meals. Good selection for in-flight entertainment. Provided eye masks, blankets and pillows. Good amount of leg room."
Cons: "I don't really have any complaints! I would definitely use this airline again."

Pros: "Awesome"

Pros: "Services"
Cons: "Allowed only one bag and charged $120 for second bag. I thought we are allowed two bags"

Pros: "I loved the food selection. Taste and presentation were good too. Plane is new, which is plus."

Pros: "Comfortable red-eye flight to Johannesburg. Food very good and plentiful. Plane spacious and not crammed."

Pros: "I liked everything .... planes, food, service, punctuality..."

Pros: "The staff were so helpful and nice. The plane was smooth and clean."
Cons: "Nada"

Pros: "Entertainment was better than first leg"
Cons: "Attendant woke me up several times. Bag was destroyed when I picked it up."

Pros: "I was unable to board my flight given British airways misinformed me about a COVID test prior to boarding for a flight to Israel. This resulted in a $50 fee, loss of money."
Cons: "There should be no charge and a refund issued for a mishap on behalf of British airways."

Pros: "From JFK to London, staff was friendly."
Cons: "From JFK to London, a large number of passengers were not wearing masks properly and the crew did not take action other than a reminder early on. From London to Edinburough, the crew was somewhat rude."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and everything was perfectly on time!"

Cons: "4 hs delay"

Pros: "The flight was on time and landed early"
Cons: "The bags could have come out earlier and the food could be better"

Pros: "That we got home safe"
Cons: "It wasnt a BA plane! Food, staff and entertainment all not really up to scratch"

Cons: "I made a mistake in my daughter's surname while booking online, BA refused ro change it at check-in and forced me to buy a new ticket for her."

Cons: "Direct flights to and from South Africa to USA not via Middle East"

Cons: "Seating is a big problem. I am only 192 cm tall and cannot really fit my legs into the space. Have them out in the corridor"

Pros: "That the flight was on time."
Cons: "not applicable."

Cons: "Seat was broken. Reclines without requesting. Tray also needs attention. Seat 15C"

Pros: "Quick boarding."
Cons: "Nothing. Pretty good for a short trip."

Pros: "New Years flight... very special. Great staff and grear entertainment on board"
Cons: "The flight data was not showing... could have been interesting especially on a New Years flight"

Pros: "This was a charter by BA. Airbus A320 with amazing legroom. Was slightly annoyed by them not having coffee ( to wake me up for the drive home) but I suppose I get why they weren’t serving hot beverages."
Cons: "The beverages thing above."

Pros: "Hospitality"
Cons: "Nil"

Cons: "Don’t like the business class seating configuration. The entertainment system played up and only worked in half the cabin. They tried to fix it without success"

Pros: "New clean plane"
Cons: "Limited leg room if unable to upgrade. Unexciting food."

Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Inflight meals and entertainment seat pitch"

Pros: "It went well . No problems."

Pros: "Notting"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "I liked that we landed 30 minutes in advance for both flights to and back, compared to the other parallel flight via SAA which was delayed 2 hours when we arrived back."
Cons: "I didn't like the cheese roll I asked for as the whole roll and cheese was literally stuck to the bottom and parts of the bottom of the roll were mushy. The staff were professional but lacked personality and seemed a little hollow."

Pros: "Food was tasty"
Cons: "Was delayed"

Pros: "The fight was ok."
Cons: "It took us two hours to go through customs. Th luggage people had no idea where our luggage was. As a result it cost us an extra 30 lbs because our cad drive had to wait an extra 2 hrs."

Cons: "Nothing special and generally disappointing."

Cons: "air condition from above and from everywhere, it was too cold for me."

Pros: "Crew were excellent. Very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Boxes under the seat in front took up legroom (but it did ensure good entertainment options). Could have offered some more drinks."

Pros: "."
Cons: "."

Cons: "Boarding was a bit chaotic."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hours because of hydronic issues. I feel asleep and missed the food which was part of the ticket wasn’t woken up. Was then woken by the passenger behind kick my chair which was not comfortable at all and the entertainment system was something out of the 80s, screen so small could see the picture that well and the touch screen was not that reactive. Cabin crew we grumpy. Ashamed this is called British not what I called British........"

Pros: "Efficient and convenient"
Cons: "The cleanliness of the plans...my tray table has crusted food stains and the magazines in the seat pocket had gum all over them."

Pros: "The crews don't stop giving away foods/drinks! They kept asking the passengers if we need aanything."
Cons: "Not sure, but I felt the spca is a bit smaller than other flights."

Cons: "Jfk terminal 7 is the WORST!"

Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "No wifi. TVs were small and old"

Pros: "Made up for time due to a big tail wind"
Cons: "Took off late and had to wait 45 minutes for luggage"

Pros: "It was on time and transfer was easy"

Pros: "A lot of space for legs"

Cons: "The bad attitude of BA staff at checkin. My ticket was confirmed but found out I was waitlisted when I got to the airport."

Pros: "I loved the crew - they were very helpful and communicative. The food was also good, and I enjoyed the movies."
Cons: "My seat would not recline, so when the lady in front of me reclined her seat, eating and watching movies became difficult. The crew were very helpful in trying to solve the problem, but the seat was broken so they could do nothing to help me. They offered to move me and my son, but we had settled in and so decided to decline the offer."

Pros: "Early arrival!"

Pros: "Movies free Staf Comfortable"
Cons: "Lint time on plain before take off"

Cons: "Jfk massive queue at checkin/drop off"

Pros: "Very bad situation please call me or send me your email"

Pros: "Friendly crew"

Pros: "Staff did their best to be helpful and cheerfull to make up for a 3 hour delay on our flight"
Cons: "3 hour delay"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Seating was not comfortable."

Pros: "Nice food, polite, warm and competent staff, blankets and pillows at every seat. Kids enjoyed all the shows. You knew you were not flying an airline that cut corners."
Cons: "Plane crew had to reassign seats since plane used had a different configuration than one listed at check-in. That took a long time, but crew was experienced and calm and handled it."

Pros: "Loved all of the coffee tea and drink offerings, they were frequent but not overbearing. Vegetarian option was pretty okay."
Cons: "Seats were as tight as expected for coach but felt as if they were lacking cushioning on the backs, as if they were almost completely worn through."

Pros: "Premium economy seats - even the old ones that were on this flight - are still a better experience than economy but I didn't find the difference in price worth what was delivered."
Cons: "Service was scattered compared to the LHR > JFK leg. No "welcome aboard" drinks, staff seemed very distracted, frantic and a bit disorganised. Food was very disappointing and I'm pretty sure it gave me a sick stomach for 24 hours after."

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