Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Reykjavik
Most visitors from Reykjavik need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa. Travelers who will enter South Africa are required to present a copy of their negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival in the country.
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Visitors from Reykjavik are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.
Visitors from Reykjavik must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.
Health Declaration Form
Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "You messed me up since. Am still in Atlanta Have canceled your tickets. Would have been in Nigeria now. Even with your rescheduling for tomorrow, i was told i have to quarantine for 3 days in London where i don't know anyone. Just refund my money. Thanks"
Cons: "I booked flight for my parents from Kayak for the first time. The confirmation number was: KAYAK Booking Reference KE40651 British Airways Record Locator 3IMN38 Booking Date Jan 24, 2021 So British airways cancelled the flight may days before the flight date and they notified Kayak but Kayak sent me no notification. At the time of check in we found that the flight was cancelled. It was such a hassle. I called kayak to rebook frantically since it was very important to travel right away. Your customer service was pathetic. I was told to cancel my british airways reservation and then I have to wait 24 hours for another department to call me to talk to me about rebooking choices. There was no concern from your customer service that since u are at fault so make correction for it right away by rebooking it. You guys didnt inform us for cancellation of the flight that happened days before the flight. I didnt like what Kayak rep was telling me and called British airways again to see if they would do something. They then were able to rebook me the following day with 2 stops instead of one stop which I had booked. So my parents took the flight with one day delay with extra stops. I had such a horrible experience with Kayak. I will never rebook from Kayak again."
Cons: "I was in Business Class. The pillow appeared to be used on the flight from London to Antigua so i threw it on the floor in front of me. You would think with coronavirus it would be sealed like on American Airlines. No sandwiches or anything except some nuts and a small diet coke. I had to ask for a second one. It appears they only care about the people from London. Deplaning was from the middle door and it was a free for all. They have no idea about service well at least not in this leg."
Pros: "Nothing. I was offloaded minutes before boarding by BA without any explanations. The staff was not helpful in any way. BA is suggesting either non recept of payment or credit card fraud. Both reasons are totally bogus."
Cons: "Proper communication by both BA and local handlers at the airport in Iceland."
Pros: "Very late departure and arrival cause us lost of transportation in Barcelona and money paid will not be returned"
Cons: "Lost of deposited money to tea nsportation due to delay plane arrival"
Cons: "Gate agent talked me into checking a piece of luggage. Lost 3 pieces of luggage for 2 days. Plane was late so very stressful making our connection. Had to run thru Heathrow."
Cons: "Actually not bad - had to wait a few min at terminal 5 for gate to be free - but pretty good overall"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful. Made sure I was comfortable."
Cons: "Heathrow is the worst airport when you have a passenger who needs a wheel chair."
Pros: "Great crew, excellent legroom, excellent meal, snacks"
Cons: "Eliminating the 1 hour delay to get to the gate at Logan after landing early."
Pros: "Crew and airline was fine"
Cons: "Due to the way the flights were booked, even though I flew on the same airline on both legs of my trip they were two separate bookings causing me to wait in line for two hours in Heathrow to get my bags and check back in. I will probably never use kayak / kiwi.com again."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good staff."
Pros: "Food ok and crew nice."
Cons: "The flight was bumpy for 5 hours from USA to England scary ride"
Cons: "Was surprised that you have to pay for all drinks. They want 2.50 for a baby can of coke."
Pros: "I liked that the seats were very comfortable and had enough space."
Cons: "I didn’t like that I had to go through security twice once upon arrival and once in London. i also wish I would have booked a different airline so I could have had a direct flight. That wasn’t a problem with this airline though, just my negligence with research."
Pros: "Food was good and service excellent"
Cons: "The plane was very unconfortable"
Pros: "Fast and friendly."
Pros: "Cabin was clean. Crew were nice enough."
Cons: "Two hour delay before we could take off. We were in the plane all that time. People were tired and hungry. When we finally got going, we had to pay for food and drinks. The service didn't seem very efficient."
Pros: "Plane kept to time schedule fabulous"
Cons: "Traveling economy"
Pros: "British Airways is flying done right. They are a first class carrier, even when you're flying in coach!"
Pros: "It got me where I needed to be with a reasonable seat. I got a arrival card from the flight attendants."
Cons: "The boarding process was not very clear because we were away for the first announcement and then no more details were provided that we heard, so we just got in line. It seemed like nothing was free on board, including water but I could be wrong. If there was free stuff, it was not clear, which is annoying. They gave me an arrival card, but no pen or pencil or anything to write with."
Cons: "The plane was actually about to fly off when it suddenly skidded to a stop. We weren't informed about the reason, but all of a sudden, the plane couldn't take off for over two hours. My family and I ended up missing our connecting flight home. BA tried compensating with food vouchers and rebooking us onto another flight, but our family got split up in the process and we were all assigned to different middle seats."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "definitely a significant downgrade from my first flight from dallas to london. this flight from london to bangalore was outdated, with old entertainment systems, no usb connection, no snacks available. also we were shuttled from the boarding area on a crowded bus to the plan and had to climb several stairs with our heavy handbaggage up to enter the plane. crew was ok, nothing special. i've traveled british airways quite a few times from the USA via London to India and always notice the downgrade on the flight to India."
Pros: "The crew was wonderful"
Cons: "Since it was British Air, we would have had to pay $800 total to get seat assignments in advance. Because I refused to pay this exorbitant amount, my wife and I got whatever seats were leftover as assigned by BA's computer. As it was, there computer was all screwed up and we couldn't see our seat assignments or check in online and had to do that at the airport. Others reported getting tangled up with BA's computer system."
Pros: "The Aer Lingus staff are brilliant!"
Cons: "Nothing to report"
Cons: "Movie quality was not great"
Pros: "Flight attendants were to top in the industry. Caring and caring. They are the face of your airline. Give them the right tools, they function well. I could not have been treated better as a Frequent traveler."
Cons: "Reservation process online does not show you that you are buying a bullshit Business Class seat. You pay a premium for Business class and granted, the meal was great, something the Coach class did not get BUT they should tell you when booking that that you are sitting in coach with a table blocking the middle seat, not truly a Business class seat. Dumb down your operations but don't insult your customers. Tell them what they are getting when booking a bus type business class seat. Worst business practice ever, driven by European style of travel BUT call it premium economy, not BUSINESS."
Pros: "flight on time"
Cons: "hard to check in to BA in Helsinki. signage could be better as this was a code share."
Pros: "I love the bins by the side of the Airbus, and for an economy seat there was a good amount of leg room."
Pros: "Was able to get a bulkhead seat. Wheelchair staff were very efficient at LHR and TPA. Wheelchair helpers were very efficient and friendly."
Cons: "The there was not a legroom class (or bulkhead seat)that could be pre-specified. I do not really care about other extras extras for premium economy. It is critical to me that I can physically fit into the space between my seat and the one in front."
Pros: "Overall flight better London to Beirut l"
Cons: "Long wait over"
Pros: "Safe on almost on time trip"
Cons: "Checking in at Reykjavic was slow and crowded"
Pros: "Plane captain very informative"
Cons: "Airport ground staff very unhelpful"
Cons: "I didn't know that it's so complicated to reschedule a flight or return money! That was the worst part."
Pros: "The crew apologized for the late departure"
Cons: "We were left waiting for the technical issue to be fixe for more than an hour"
Pros: "Taking off, flight, & landing were ok."
Cons: "Delayed flight Weight limit of 23kgs. made us carry too much carry-on luggage. Entertainment was really poor compared with Emirates. The flight attendant with the long hair serving Economy Class was not friendly. In fact, He was almost shouting at the passengers especially two ladies wearing hijab. With all honest, BA is not the same airline that it used to be."
Pros: "The updates"
Cons: "Paid extra for seats that I did not get"
Pros: "Comfortable seating"
Cons: "No beverage service."
Pros: "Seats to close. To small. When reclined they impact the seat behind more then they should. I carried my wifes carry on and they tried to place a yellow sticker on the second one saying it could not go in the overhead and would have to be placed under the seat or checkedm. Never believed it was my wifes Very aggraviting"
Cons: "Offer larger seats like United Airlines. For a few dollars you can upgrade economy to economy plus which offere 6 inches more leg room."
Cons: "Heathrow connecting gate announced only shortly before flight, thousands of connecting passengers kept in a central holding pen like cattle flight: have to pay even for a cup of water"
Pros: "The crew were quite friendly and very helpful"
Cons: "Flight was late leaving and check-in could have been more organized"
Pros: "The breakfast served in the route Abuja to Heathrow was very hot and tasty. The hostesses were great. Good service overall"
Pros: "The two vegan meals I received on this flight were better than expected. They weren't just picked over salads without dressing or lukewarm spaghetti like some airlines serve. The entertainment provided was diverse enough, though the touch screens were a bit aggravating."
Cons: "Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, get your B-Gates sorted. Everyone of the gates in B 20s terminal had a flight leaving and there was no system set up for where people in the various flights should queue or stand. A lot of people were confused as to who was in line for this flight and where to stand prior to the actual boarding starting."
Pros: "British Air was excellent, but there was poor connectivity between them and Kayak(webjet)which left me seeking information even at the last minute"
Cons: "no Entertainment"
Pros: "Professionalism of staff"
Cons: "Boarding system"
Cons: "BA lounge sucks big deal! Awful food, full of old and sleeping people, felt like a nursing home."
Cons: "Due to kayak. Kayak needs to convince us not avoid them. They shuffled the problems off to. The carriers and then our data was messed up so a visa was required to return to USA even with our U.S. Passports. Where is the review app for kayak?"
Airlines flying from Reykjavik have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Reykjavik
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Reykjavik
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Reykjavik
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Reykjavik
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