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8,3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10 993 reviews
8,3
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
8,6
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "There are very friendly"
Cons: "Just continue the better services"

Pros: "On time departure and arrival. Hard working crew members."
Cons: "No slippers for long flights."

Pros: "To long lay over"
Cons: "Direct flight from South Africa to USA"

Cons: "maybe they can offer more snacks on the plain"

Pros: "In-flight entertainment choices."
Cons: "It was a long flight, frequent offers of snacks and drinks would’ve been great."

Pros: "The service is excellent. Best of the airlines bar nane"
Cons: "The grill chicken that comes w/ the scrambled egg breakfast was kinda dry. Otherwise, all’s good."

Cons: "Food was atrocious!"

Pros: "Seat was very comfortable and the flight was on time."

Pros: "The crew was amazing!"
Cons: "The internet service was not working!"

Pros: "Food was good, and the crew were very patient and polite - went out of their way to make us comfortable."
Cons: "The aircraft seemed to be really old. The entertainment system on the seat I was allotted did not work, and I had to change seats. In the new seat, the entertainment system worked, but the seat didn't recline, and I had to change seats again - from an initially allotted aisle seat, to a middle seat. Also, the food service time was weird - we got a full lunch about an hour before we landed, which didn't make sense, and had to wait almost 5 - 6 hours between brunch and our next meal - a movie snack. Most passengers were famished by the time the lunch was served. Also, why was there no wifi?"

Pros: "Service and entertainment."
Cons: "Food."

Pros: "Great aircraft"

Pros: "Everything was great ,On time , comfortable seeds, Crew were very nice , boarding was quick Thank you Qatar Airways"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Ok"

Pros: "Qatar airways is the best company"

Cons: "Display showed TV news, not boarding Info. Boarding Zones were announced only once, if you missed it stuck in security you have no way of finding out."

Pros: "Snacks and the crews on board"
Cons: "The crews in the airport, not friendly. They dont even smile!"

Pros: "At gate boarding was I inefficient and managed professionally. On board entertainment was glitchy as the movies paused and skipped the entire flight."
Cons: "The staff were not trained well and unaware of how to conduct proper flow of customer screening."

Pros: "The 17hr flight went relatively quickly. Much faster than expected."
Cons: "The long wait between flights and finding a scheduled flight before mine that I could have taken."

Pros: "Good movies, Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Food could be better."

Pros: "the attention in general for me was excellent."
Cons: "may be the fact that it was the same kind of food in both of the flights I had, is not that it was bad just in my opinion they should have more option, especially for south american people, thank you"

Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "Heavenly for an airplane ride!"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Great crew members. Very friendly and helpful. Qatar Airways is great about providing pillows, blankets, ear plugs and eye masks. Really good food as well."
Cons: "The seats were very close together. With the tray folded out it was right against me without being extended. Leg room was cramped."

Pros: "Comfort of the seat/bed"

Pros: "The airline stewardesses were Fabulous! Especially one from Doha to Cape Town. Food was good and more than enough to eat. I was impressed by the scheduled meals and drink offers , very important for a dietetic"
Cons: "No leg room, can't stretch your legs properly so my bad knee was in pain"

Pros: "Crew were extremely helpful and kind. Very responsible and polite."
Cons: "LCD was not touch screen and was extremely difficult to work with . I couldn't scape from an accidental menu which I was dropped in games and missed whole flight to enjoy something in LCD ."

Cons: "I did not like the fact that on now 3 flights I have lost miles, as on every flight I have tried to sign on as a member or frequent flyer and on all flights, there were no entry forms. This is also after my attempt to complete one on line, which I have had no response to."

Pros: "The flight went fairly smooth, the staff were courteous and the food was as good as can be expected of airline food. There were several courses and options, which is always appreciated."

Pros: "Crew are great and entertainment options are good."
Cons: "The seats are quite uncomfortable and small. Really struggled to get comfortable."

Pros: "Great on board bar"

Pros: "Aircraft was much better than the flight from US, food was great. The only thing I wished for was more movies."
Cons: "Lack of movies"

Cons: "Luggage items are missing."

Cons: "Engine problem. Everybody off of aircraft after sitting in it 3 hours!. No airline representitives inside airport to help. Slept in airport with various ppl from qatar popping up and giving untrue information"

Cons: "On the second leg, my first choice option was not available. Instead I was offered what appeared to be a lurid pink yogurt, coupled with fluorescent orange 'juice', together with the Indian vegetarian option. The accompanying 'muffin' appeared to consist of the following ingredients: flour, oil. Suffers from the "African flight's don't matter" syndrome when it comes to level of staff and entertainment. I was expecting better from Qatar - back to Emirates I go!"

Pros: "It was a good flight. I'd give it 4 of 5 stars."

Pros: "Crew"

Pros: "The flight crew was polite. The plane was clean and comfortable. The food was well timed and delicious. They explained everything in full, and were extremely apologetic when there was one short delay. All of my planes were for the most part well timed (we had one short delay)"

Pros: "The flight service was great. We had a slight delay on the way back to Doha from Heathrow but they made up for it by getting us through security faster so I didn't miss my flight to Tokyo. Overall the timing was excellent and I got home without having to fork out any extra money."
Cons: "Song selections"

Pros: "Perfect landing."
Cons: "My seat was too far from Toilet.."

Pros: "Service always attentive , availability of food on demand outside scheduled meals ."
Cons: "Film selection outdated , I flew in April and the WORLD movies had not changed much Aircraft not as good as more recent ones"

Cons: "Worst customer service"

Pros: "The plane was neat, clean and the services was world class. I was made to feel at home with service always at my finger tips."
Cons: "Nothing to report."

Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "The aircraft was perfect it self. The crew were nice"
Cons: "They changed my chiled seat twice and they couldnt find a place for both of us togetger."

Pros: "Staff was friendly and I was comfortable"
Cons: "Toilet was a bit messy. Menu can be improved"

Pros: "Flight from Doha to Johannesburg was pleasant."
Cons: "I had to take a flight from Doha to Johannesburg and from there another to Cape Town on South African Airways. Arrived at my destination 8 hours late."

Pros: "I liked very much Qatar airways. Hope to fly again."

Pros: "Emirates staff are very professional"
Cons: "To remove menu on paper. Rather Emirates should display the menu on the screen like other airlines who care about the environment"

Pros: "I liked the food and the supplies given for the long trip, blanket, eye cover, toothbrush, etc."
Cons: "More comfortable seats"

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "It was okay"

Pros: "Yes comfortable flight"
Cons: "Toilets to be checked for cleanliness more frequently."

Pros: "Crew, food, drinks and seats in business class were fantastic."

Cons: "The screens sound wasn’t good, not working well"

Pros: "The entertainment is fantastic"
Cons: "The crew, not very hospitable"

Cons: "Flight lest 2 hours late. Didn’t have my choice of meal. Cabin crew very inattentive. Worst flight ever with Emirates in business class"

Pros: "Yep crew very good .and kindly. Seat super comfort."
Cons: "There no usb charging on dubai airport."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "I wished I was in business class..."

Pros: "Great service and attitudes by staff."

Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "South African airlines allowed me to reserve a seat. But Emirates didn't have it in the system when I checked in."

Cons: "Because my husband and I couldn't complete the online check in, we ended up sitting on different ends of the plane."

Pros: "I love everything about Emirates."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Everything about it"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Nice flight sttendents"
Cons: "Seats too small"

Pros: "Efficient and good actually good for airline food"
Cons: "Electronic equipment a bit out dated and below standard"

Pros: "Loved the leg room, very friendly staff, the cabin was a nice temperature."
Cons: "Based on this flight alone, I have no complaints. Looking forward to flying with Emirates again."

Pros: "Very polite & helpful crew & agents.... both at Dhaka Airport & the flight. Conditions to work in Dhaka Airport are difficult & yet your ground personnel were calm & helpful with a smile on their faces!"
Cons: "Very little isle space!!! Now I know how sardines are packed!! Did you put in more seats? Seems like you have!! With no consideration for the simple, basic comfort of your passengers!! Just because most of the passengers were Bangladeshis you DID NOT have to serve only what was a very poor excuse of Bengali food!! A choice or better quality food would have been appreciated!!"

Pros: "Good leg room"
Cons: "For an 8 hour flight - we were given a sandwich and breakfast. Expected to be served dinner and breakfast given the time."

Pros: "Crew made the flight a pleasant time dispute the 13 hours in the air. Good service, Good food and reasonably comfortable accommodations."
Cons: "The entertainment system needs some updating - kept freezing and needed to rebooted to continue watching. Wouldn't normally care but with all that time captured in air you need it to work."

Pros: "Crew was friendly, food was good and entertainment great. Space between front row seats in economy class was good."
Cons: "all good."

Pros: "The flight from Johannesburg to Dubai on an Airbus A380 was the best , the return was on the 777ER it's a bit older avoid it if you can, I prefer the a380 it's roomy, more comfortable and modern, the food was good, the cabin crew very helpful and friendly and both flights were on time. I'll be flying only Emirates from now on"
Cons: "Just the coffee was terrible lol,"

Cons: "Emirates checkin staff in India charging fees unnecessarily. Don’t know it is Emirates decision or Indian staff . I hate to travel again through Emirates ."

Pros: "Consistent service"
Cons: "Toilets not very clean towards the end of the flight"

Cons: "Seats could’ve been a little more comfortable. Maybe I’m spoiled by traveling the A380 more."

Pros: "E v e r y t h i n g ..... I understand now why they are the number ONE airlines in service. We travel enough to see the BIG difference. Thumbs up. Please don't change !!!!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Very nice staff. The journey was very smooth"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "The time to board and arrival was on time"
Cons: "They didn't have mango juice"

Pros: "The service of the airline. The food was good."
Cons: "The seats were very small and tight. Most other long haul flights the seats are much more comfortable."

Pros: "On time, very helpful crew and overall experience was fine"
Cons: "Food was not upto the mark and one always expects something better from an Airline like Emirates"

Cons: "Crammed, staff poor"

Pros: "I appreciate the shuttle service that Emirate provided from my hotel to Nice Airport. The food was good and the crew was very attentive."

Pros: "Entertainment & food options, onboard service, seat width & leg room (I'm just under 6 foot)"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "They still catch my attention, and while traveling with them I continue to enjoy this airline."
Cons: "As per my Oslo - Dubai review (read there for more details), they cancelled my flight, put me on a flight a day later, and then left me with the bill and the inconvenience. This was the connector out of Dubai and back to Johannesburg. I've flown with them many times and I've picked up one or two small cut backs they've made like no hot towel when you get onboard, only before your arrival, and the meal seems a little more slimmed down (but still pretty tasty), They used have one or two extras which they've now taken away. Not sure why?"

Pros: "The experience as a whole was great!"
Cons: "My meal option wasn't available."

Pros: "crew very friendly"

Cons: "Rude and racist cabin crew!"

Pros: "The food and entertainment were good and the seats were relatively comfortable. And they provide headphones but..."
Cons: "The crew didn't warn us that they would be collecting the Emirates provided headphones during their final "prepare for landing" check of the cabin... so I was near the end of a movie and sans headphones! WTF? And because the fasten seat belt sign was on in preparation for landing, I couldn't fish through my carry on in the overhead compartment to find the ones I'd brought. Thats SUPER sh*tty to your customers. Just not ok!"

Pros: "The crew member was excellent,she went all out to make my journey easy and comfortable.I have sent an email to her superior,please use her as an example.if all attendants can serve and see to passengers like her will be beneficial for emirates"

Pros: "Friendly staff awesome planes wonderful experince"
Cons: "Service was a bit slow. Drinks and food took quite sometime to arrive."

Cons: "Flight was delayed, 1 of my baggage was missed and due to that connecting flight from Boston to Newark was missed. There were no more flights to Newark so I was put up in flight to JFK after 3 hours of wait."

Pros: "It was a smooth flight"
Cons: "It was ok"

Pros: "The food was delicious, and I received the special meal I had requested with no problem. Again, great selection of TV shows and movies."
Cons: "The crew seemed a bit put off, just not very friendly. Maybe something had happened that put them all in a bad mood I'm not sure. Despite this they did help people without complaint, but you could tell they didn't want to be there. Again on this flight the TVs were an old model that was difficult to use, you had to push really hard and finagle your finger to get it to read what you were pressing."

Cons: "After traveling for 19 hours from Washington DC to Karachi, , They lost by luggage. They asked me to come and collect it after 6 hours. Went to the airport could see my luggage sitting in the trolley but still made me wait another 3 hours. NO COMPENSATION / NO APOLOGIZES Going back from Karachi to Washington DC, passenger besides me had a child in his lap throughout the flight. That passengers arm and legs were in my part of the seat throughout the flight. I could not sit or eat or relax. The child in the lap kept on touching me and the food I had on the tray as was unable to eat it. I weigh 165 but the seats are so small that one has to struggle. When back Dulles airport, had to weight for 1.5 hours for the bag to arrive @ thanks to big jumbo A380 aircraft. First class were priority. They checked in first, got their luggage first on a different belt, rest were treated like third class people. Never wasting my $ in this airline."

Cons: "Crews were rude"

Pros: "same as above"

Pros: "Granted I was tired after being in transit for 24 hours, but this final of 4 long-haul flights was a real bummer compared to the other flights. Boeing 777 packed to 100% capacity."
Cons: "Really cramped and squished compared to other flights. Toilets at DXB were filthy (I searched around for the cleanest, which was still disgusting), with the cleaning attendant standing around in the restroom doing nothing. Duty Free shops really expensive compared to European airports. Meal on board (breakfast) was really terrible (and that taking into account that airline breakfast is always bad), really the worst I've ever had on a plane, even the Croissant was chewy and very dry. Emirates has become a massive sausage machine people-mover. It has loss its finesse and exceptional service."

Pros: "The staff were wonderful and efficient. The toilets were clean and the food was much better than my first flight with emirates although the portions were small on the main meal with only four spinach ravioli offered in a tomato sauce."
Cons: "Passengers do not fit on to their seats and overflow into the space you are occupying which is so tiny as it is. There is not enough room to even reach down to pick something up if you drop it. Overhead lockers are full. I think planes either need to be redesigned with sleeping compartments (such as the second class compartments the trains have) for overnight flights or seats need to be slightly larger to make up for the fact most people are larger today."

Cons: "It was too cold and the blanket was too light"

Pros: "Great crew, clean bathrooms, second baggage free"
Cons: "Hot meals and different drinks available like coke or sparkling water, with payment if necessary ."

Pros: "Some of the crew were amazing and some were grouchy and not very helpful"

Pros: "On time, friendly check in staff"
Cons: "Food was very poor in Turkish Airlines standards"

Cons: "baby food could have been served baby bassinet installed only after asking multiple times"

Cons: "Aircondi"

Pros: "our seats were bulkhead seat due to my mother cannot walk so we were told to move back and that was seriously horrible we had paid extra for the bulk seat and it was neglected."
Cons: "our seats were bulkhead seat due to my mother cannot walk so we were told to move back and that was seriously horrible we had paid extra for the bulk seat and it was neglected."

Pros: "Not as my expected"
Cons: "Check in team at airport very tuff and I have 9 kg only they let me pay full SR 450 which too high and generally all airlines they don’t ask u to pay like such weight as business class passenger. Quality of food, aircraft very old and seats not comfortable"

Pros: "The staff the staff the staff. They made the trip so enjoyable. The A330-300 aircraft was smooth and silent. Very impressed"
Cons: "The seats in business class were not as soft as they could be but very impressed overall and good value for the cost of the business class ticket"

Pros: "Good crew. Clean"
Cons: "A little late"

Pros: "I loved the customer service and the staff are ever so friendly. Always smiling and making sure we are ok. Polite and helpful."

Pros: "Friendly staff, good Turkish food, plenty of movie choices, etc. Overall good."
Cons: "Seating space just too small for tall people: elbow room and front distance (awkward eating with long arms in confined space). But This is standard for most airplanes in economy class."

Pros: "Service was great, very polite crew. The food was so far the best comparing with other airlines I flew with. Planes were clean."
Cons: "The flight arrived with delay in Istanbul. The connecting flight was delayed as well. Hopefully I won’t experience that on the way back. One of the passengers said that flights are always delayed when arriving to Istanbul waiting for gates."

Pros: "Lot of empty spaces"
Cons: "Lot of rubbish on the plane"

Pros: "Screens at each seat"
Cons: "Food was terrible, the WiFi wouldn’t work even at $15"

Cons: "There is no communication from the airport to the passengers making it really complicated to board the plane on time even while waiting for the boarding to begin at the gate."

Cons: "Chair are not working well"

Pros: "Screan for every passenger to play"

Cons: "Options for vegetarians were not really good."

Cons: "The worst airline I have ever flown with, worst disruption management"

Pros: "First leg (Mia to Instanbul) crew was excellent!"
Cons: "second leg (Istanbul to Johannesburg) crew were rude!!!"

Cons: "Long lines and very slow"

Pros: "The food and entertainment was good. The crew was very nice."

Pros: "Service, food, staff—all excellent!"
Cons: "The cabins on both flights were too warm."

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: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "9 hours layover in Istanbul was too long ."

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: "Very disorganized the gate checking, staff ne d hospitality training . You ESP not have time for your queries and concerns . They are always in a hurry to finish talkign to you . Poor hygiene. The bathrooms are very dirty and has nomjand soap to wash your hands . Male staff in board come across unpolite. ingelt inwelcomed by the male flight attendant port side at the back.?"

Pros: "I like the comfort, food and the entertainment."
Cons: "As much as I love flying Turkish Airlines, they have this problem of boarding passengers on time as they now feel like "hot cake." They need to improve in this aspect."

Pros: "Good entertainment system with lots of options."
Cons: "The plane was uncomfortably warm throughout the (long!) flight, which made it difficult to get any rest."

Cons: "i am allergic to cheese and there is no other food selection. Hostess skipped serving my husband meal through out the flight unless asking the hostess. We had 1hr 30 minutes to walk to transfer flight and pass through customs and checking points . we did not have enough time .most of the time we ran to catch up the flight"

Pros: "This was one of those flights where everything was easy. Boarding was on time, relaxed. In fact, everyone was relaxed. We were ready to fly early, passengers spread out in the empty plane with lots of pillows and blankets, food was given immediately to accommodate passengers who were fasting for Ramadan. The screens worked well, lots of game and movie options. Only problem... No gin and tonic! In fact, no alcohol at all on this route."

Pros: "Food served two times and amazing guys helped us during flight. They're very respectful not like united airlines beat the guy."

Pros: "Everyone did a great job handling the new ban of all large electronics. This new rule imposed by the US is completely ridiculous and rather illogical; however, Turkish Airlines did a great job of making it as minimally burdensome as possible."
Cons: "Splitting passengers up into male and female lines in order to be processed before boarding the flight seemed to create a lot of anxiety for passengers traveling with their significant others. I would advise figuring out a way to efficiently process groups without having to split them up by gender."

Pros: "I liked everything in general . I had the assistance on time from the airport that you asked for me . I was asist from a person to abbord the plane and when I came to Paris and took me to get a taxi"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Outstanding service Excellent food Adequate entertainment Seat recline was good for economy"
Cons: "For a long flight (8+ hours) legroom on this Airbus was quite cramped Again poor boarding announcements resulted in very chaotic boarding process"

Cons: "flight arrived late into ist...not tk issue - weather...missed connection...waited 5 hrs for next flight still no issue...baggage did not arrive after waiitng in ist for 5 hours may come in later tonite no excue for this inconvenience"

Cons: "Crew was a bit rude on several occasions."

Pros: "Good entertainment options, and they keep you well fed with their snacks."
Cons: "The plane departed 2+ hours late, and offered no free internet so we could tell our families that we would be late. They also didn't apologize or offered vouchers for the delay."

Cons: "It was unbearably hot on the plane. I was wearing shorts and a tank top and was sweating."

Pros: "I eventually arrived at the destination."
Cons: "Difficult to communicate with cabin crew due to lack of English. Flight was delayed by 1 hour. General atmosphere on plane was chaotic I think due to the small plane and length of flight as large numbers of people needed to use toilets."

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

Pros: "Food and entertainment were OK."

Pros: "The variety of films on show was decent"
Cons: "The crew skipped our aisle whilst delivering the toiletry bags, some announcements were made purely in Turkish without regard to English passengers. The boarding gate from Istanbul was opened much later than the advertised times."

Pros: "excellent food, service"

Pros: "I like that two meals were served, beverages were available as well as snack throughout the flight. Each seat had its own television and option to watch a movie, TV show, or listen to music."
Cons: "There were too many announcements being made when they could've combined them. It was disrupting to those watching or listening to something."

Pros: "- service was good. staff is very friendly"
Cons: "- it was VERY cold on the plane. on such a short flight i wore a sweater, jacket and ordered a blanket and I was still very cold. I even requested another blanket but they were out. Everyone was complaining about the same thing - seats were very upright, not very comfortable"

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Nothing's"

Pros: "The quality of service is always on top, kindness and help is always when you ask..."

Pros: "I was surprised how comfortable it was to spend 12 hours seated in an economy seat in a flight from Sao Paulo to Istanbul! It´s the widest coach seat I know!"

Pros: "Lots of leg room"
Cons: "there was no entertainment no pillows no blanket inside of the plane was kind of cold and the flight attendants were quite indifferent to your needs I couldnt lower the number of stars but I give it 1 star all around!!"

Pros: "Flight crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Boarding process quite chaotic."

Cons: "The plane was old and so small, it wasn’t comfortable at all"

Cons: "Flight was late, if you have another connection, bad luck. No entertainment system, no screens at all, no music. Food was average. Plane was new airbus, toilet stuck, nobody seem to care much at least lock the toilet as it cannot be used."

Pros: "Connection time"
Cons: "Aircraft comfort"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seat comfort"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The food could improve and for overnight flights, it would be nice if they could provide blankets. I took 4 flights 2 of them were delayed ."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Our flight got delayed for 3 hours and they where ri rude to us"

Pros: "The planes for the 2 legs of the trip looked clean and well maintained. The seats were very comfortable and the crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Food and entertainment - There were limited choices for drinks on the Lagos - Cairo leg of the trip, basically water and soda were served. In addition, there was no personalized entertainment."

Cons: "Take of was 1:30 minutes delayed. Entertainment was so bad and boring. Crew were super rude."

Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "Food can be better"

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

Cons: "Your company canceled the tickets from Kenya to cairo"

Cons: "Food"

Cons: "My luggage is delayed for the third day now. I am on vacation but stressed without access to personal items and non stop calls to Royal jordanian that handles egypt air matters in amman"

Cons: "Late boarding Late take off Late luggage Broken seat"

Pros: "The seats were comfortable. Entertainment was good. Food was good."
Cons: "Having vegetarian meal options would have been great."

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."

Pros: "Direct flight, punctual time. Crew is friendly"
Cons: "several toilets were out of order (were marked occupied instead of out of order so I was waiting in vain until a passenger informed me it was not working not occupied). food, looked like they were trying to conserve on passengers desserts.. microscopic (toy size) containers for coffee n tea??!"

Cons: "The problem of unavailable variety of food at the plane"

Pros: "There is nothing I like when I travel with egypt air we lost our bag and finally they find it after 9 hours Really bad experience with egypt air"
Cons: "They need to really understand the difference betweeen the business and economy ppl pay extra to feel comfort and have a priority boarding but in EGYPTAIR business and economy is the same no difference"

Cons: "Raising this for complain actually about egypt air ground staff in kuwait and the transite desk which gave me wrong information as the ground personal working for egypt air which case losing my suitcase for 4 days of my vacation. None of them were welling to do ther job as the flight were delayed"

Pros: "We managed to upgrade to first class. This made the 12-hour flight very relaxing. Service was excellent. As usual, Egyptian pilots are the best in landing"

Pros: "They were timely."
Cons: "Poor entertainment, small seats, not enough food or drinks."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "On time, excellent boarding, excellent flight, food was good."
Cons: "Small plane, Crew was setting in the back chitchatting."

Pros: "everything was good especially the timing and entertaining it all good."
Cons: "keeping to the time most especially."

Cons: "Baggage was not logged into the flight, although it was checked in 2 hours before flight...!!!"

Pros: "every thing thank you"

Pros: "smooth flight"
Cons: "Flight was supposed to leave at 11 pm, did not start boarding until 11 pm and gave no announcements and information. Sign said on time the whole time."

Pros: "Upgraded to business class at the ticket counter for a very reasonable price- comfort and ease."

Cons: "Food ordinary"

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

Pros: "Thé smiling and helpful flight attendant"
Cons: "The kind of movie"

Pros: "Boarding process extremely fast, starting from check-in till boarding. Take-Off on time. Very smooth landing."
Cons: "Crew lacks practical experince, especially clear due to the that flight was almost fully booked. Some lack of control or responding to passengers eventually was clear."

Cons: "Everyone was courteous. And considerate. Like me!"

Pros: "Everything"

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: "Friendly crew"

Cons: "There is long delay fo 4 hours. In first flight from Cairo to madina air condition not worked correctly"

Pros: "The flight staff was SO helpful, and helped me beyond what I expected. The flight was very comfortable from start to finish."
Cons: "Having more movie options would have been good."

Pros: "Great professional and fast"
Cons: "Couldnt take my camera in the hand bag which is unreasonable."

Pros: "Awesome"

Pros: "The sound and picture resolution of the tv is very poor"

Cons: "One major safety concern, was that the take off safety briefing was still playing as we took off. On the flight back from Cairo the safety briefing first played in Arabic and then English. The English briefing only started once we were already in the air. If there had been an accident on takeoff, someone flying for the first time wouldn't know what to do or how to get out."

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

Pros: "Nothing was good. Everything was horrible."
Cons: "Flight attendants are rude and nasty. They take forever to accommodate you. When you press the flight attendant button to be taken care of. They don't care at all. If you ask for help you're left unhelped."

Pros: "The crew were so helpful and friendly. Comfortable seats and nice plane."
Cons: "The flight was too short to enjoy their food or entertainment. Coffee was good."

Pros: "I had checked in online and went to drop my check in bags at the counter. There was no baggage drop line - only economy and business class. I went to business class and said that I had checked in online and want to drop my bags and they gladly accepted it"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "had to cnx due to covid-19"
Cons: "had to cnx due to covid-19"

Pros: "Crew members were very helpful and pleasant. The food was excellent and nicely served."
Cons: "The lie flat seats were narrow and not very comfortable."

Pros: "Great flight....enjoyed it thoroughly....."

Pros: "Crew and seats"
Cons: "Sound system,, entertainment system should not be turned off 25min before landing"

Cons: "There was a delay of more than 1 hour."

Pros: "Amazing crew"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Worst ground staff in Abu Dhabi and in LA. Will never fly them again. Were very unhelpful when boarding the flight in Abu Dhabi. In fact they encouraged us to not board and take another flight the next day!!! Worst flying experience ever. Will never fly them again!!!"

Cons: "I booked 2 tickets but it was not allowing me to check-in as well as seat selection online"

Cons: "الملاحين غير متعاونيين ويهددون The crew so bad"

Pros: "The new A380 was great"
Cons: "It was freezing cold Trays were left in front of passengers for too long Entertainment options were poor"

Cons: "the food .there is only one choice of meal there is delay time from AUH to beirut"

Pros: "Flight was 5hours late, how can it be good!!!"
Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Etihad is always my first choice in aircraft, in-flight service and ground staff. I've flown them all, and Etihad is a best-in-class..."

Pros: "Very good vegetarian option, the crew dealt with a difficult patron quite well."
Cons: "Since we boarded so early and the process was long, I was lulled into a false happiness that I had a row to myself that ended up being filled at the last second before the doors closed."

Cons: "Delayed for 13 hours"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable."

Pros: "Had the front seats with legroom on a 380, significantly quieter there than in Business on a 777 Was out of Heathrow within 40 mins of landing, usually a lot longer!"
Cons: "Food was minimalistic, bkfst and then a chicken sandwich on a 7 hour flight..."

Pros: "Multiple delays which was due to poor management on the airlines side"

Pros: "We had a medical emergency so we couldn’t take our flight. The crew were nice about understanding our situation."
Cons: "Lost our bags, didn’t call us back. We had to go to the airport to find someone to look into our bags. It’s been over a week and we still don’t know where they are. :-("

Cons: "Flight delay with no reason for two hours which made me cancel another flight and wait for another five hours in transit and pay a huge amount of money to reschedule flight. Medicore plane on a long flight of seven hours from abu dhabi to kuala lampur. Cabin crew not helping. Bad toilets."

Cons: "Bad service"

Pros: "NOTHING!"
Cons: "Abysmal experience on our return flight! # Abu Dhabi Airport is so outdated and an embarassment compared to the other Regional Airports # Boarding procedure still shambolic # A330 seems old and uncomfortable - even though it is a new plane # Cabin Crew so unfriendly and sour # Toilets again disgusting within 30 minutes after taking off # Food still shockingly disgusting # Onboard entertainment still inferior to Emirates/Qatar/etc."

Cons: "Food service needs to be faster due to length of flight."

Pros: "Seats, Configuration, food and beverage music selection"
Cons: "Boarding process as they could not issue our connecting flight ticket lost luggage movie selection limited"

Pros: "The staff was very friendly and the food was very good"
Cons: "The seats were very crammed"

Pros: "flight on time easy custom clearance at Abu Dhabi"
Cons: "food, perhaps could offer alternative for dinner."

Pros: "Comfort on such a long flight was much better than other airlines. Food was great"

Pros: "Check in in Frankfurt. Black lady. Extremely helpful. Went out of her way. This is the people you need in the front line."
Cons: "Terribly old planes. Bad or non existent cabin service. Food not acceptable. Plastic noodle bowls with hot water. !?? Really!!"

Cons: "long flight and no food because of short supply like they said to us"

Pros: "Flight was on time and service was good"

Cons: "People sitting in wrong seats and queue jumping"

Cons: "Luggage claim process"

Pros: "The flights were all right."
Cons: "Original flight cancelled after a 7 hour wait. $172 hotel expense...not excited about this after traveling from India to Abu Dubai then to JFK."

Pros: "Best airline out there, by a long shot Was given a vegan food option when booking!"

Pros: "It is a good idea to provide a bus service and boarding in Dubai for fly from Abu Dhabi."
Cons: "Unprofessional staff. No lines, but crowd of customers pushing to go first to the counter. Third world country type of experience."

Cons: "The crew needs to smile"

Pros: "The seats reclined in a better way giving more room. Crew were very happy, engaging and helpful to the Extra Mile when it came to kids and the older passengers. Always polite too."

Pros: "The service was spectacular to begin with. It was consistent, frequent and ultimately satisfying. It was a very comfortable ride with enough space for a broad guy like me. What I love most is their selection of entertainment. I wasnt expecting the food to be as good as it was. I love their flight progress and flight time."
Cons: "Jet airways disappointed me from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai because it took a while to board then after boarding we waiting over two hours for a delay."

Pros: "The plane was specious but the crew needs to improve their service ."
Cons: "___"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "They need better food"

Cons: "I mention below."

Pros: "All ok."
Cons: "Seats seem pretty short. Only half my leg fits on them and I am not a tall person."

Pros: "abu dubai airport transit area"
Cons: "nothing bad that i could found"

Pros: "Crew, comfort and the service"
Cons: "Entertainment. Not enough movies and updated."

Pros: "Punctual"
Cons: "Nothing not to like."

Pros: "The service was great."
Cons: "The food was not up to the standard"

Pros: "I've flown more than 9 different airways on international flights; Etihad has probably the best economy seats and in flight entertainment with large movie collection."
Cons: "Etihad overbooked me along with more than a dozen other passengers on a 14-hour international flight. Apparently Etihad decides on who gets left behind. Etihad's "Transit Travelers" service is one of the WORST customer service desks I've ever been to. I waited in line for 2 hours. Passengers were urging to be served so they can make it to their connecting flights not knowing they have been already selected not to board those plains. Voices were raised and demands were made to speak to the supervisor. It was chaos. I made it to the agent shortly after the gate to my flight had opened. I was shocked by how the agent lacked empathy when he informed me I won't make it to the connecting flight because it had been overbooked. Not an apology or even sir! I was forced to be rerouted which stretches my 25-hour trip to 33 hours. Then the connecting flight gets delayed more than an hour resulting in missing the second connecting flight. Now my trip has become a 41-hour trip, I missed a day of work that's worth more than double the value of the voucher Etihad gave me and lost one day of unscheduled vacation. Etihad even damages my bag that had servived more than 10 flights. I will never fly Etihad and strongly recommend against flying with Etihad."

Pros: "Lots of legroom!"

Cons: "The flight from Riyadh ALWAYS leaves late. Arabs have so sense of punctuality."

Pros: "Crew is friendly."
Cons: "- Entertainment systems are too old. - Seats are untidy - very congested seating"

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