Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to the Dominican Republic
An average direct flight from South Africa to the Dominican Republic takes 36h 29m, covering a distance of 11660 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Santo Domingo with an average flight time of 36h 29m.
The cheapest ticket to the Dominican Republic from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R17 382. The most popular route is from Johannesburg to Santo Domingo and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R17 382.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Santo Domingo (100% of total searches to the Dominican Republic).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Absolutely friendly Professional"
Pros: "The food was very nice. The IFE was very nice as well. The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "The was a lot of profanity used by the attendants that was not necessary. Secondly I reserved a front row seat in online check in, but it did not allow put mean in that seat. Which if they were full would be understandable, but every single one was empty."
Cons: "Food on the menu was not available. Some of us did not get lunch and were being offered bread. Some flight attendants were impatient with pax and unwilling to help especially with regards to Wifi on board , others were impolite"
Pros: "generally good overall for a 14 hour long flight"
Cons: "legroom could always be better for me......but this was similar to most other airlines"
Pros: "Crew, interior, seats"
Cons: "Food was average. Service could be better. For example, my wife and I never got our food at the same time or close enough. We had to ask for food or drinks. They should regularly ask if we need something. Empty water bottles (up to 3) were sitting on my table for hours till we landed."
Pros: "The crew was nice, and there was sufficient overhead space for my bag."
Cons: "I've flown hundreds of times, and this was the most most unpleasant flight I've ever taken. My seat didn't recline, the entertainment console was not working properly, and I had almost no legroom due to the design of the seat. The temperature was unbearably hot. And I didn't get my special meal."
Pros: "The seat was not up to the usual Emirates business class standard. The lights were never completely dimmed."
Pros: "crew was good but seat was too narrow, and there are too many little kids near us."
Cons: "do limit the number of passengers with little children and don't put senior citizens near them."
Pros: "General flight was good. Loved the food."
Cons: "Beeing more than an hour delayed"
Pros: "The food and service was great."
Cons: "Boarding for priority was a bit slow."
Pros: "Crew and entertainment"
Cons: "Food and legroom"
Pros: "Emirates really knows how to treat customers"
Cons: "Flight was long"
Pros: "Good service by Emirates"
Pros: "The travel kits are much nicer now, appreciated the mattress"
Cons: "The boarding process in ORT was a horrible fail. they didn't announce the boarding of first/business and by the time I arrived at my seat there was almost no overhead room left because people from economy put there bags in the business area. The bathroom was definitely not cleaned enough, I went twice where the floor was soaked, the seat was wet and the sink full of toothpaste. I understand that every passenger should be responsible enough to clean up after themselves, but it was not an enjoyable experience. The crew was friendly enough, but it didnt feel like the personalized service experience that is usually the case (where they introduce themselves, explain the do not disturb sticker etc). Also I think there was something wrong with my seat because it didnt "lay flat" all the way."
Pros: "I liked the service provided."
Cons: "Would like to see decent vegetarian food options. Also please introduce some variance in your menu. the menu has been the same in the last 3 flights."
Pros: "Upgrade to Business class"
Pros: "I love the positive and can-do attitude of your crew"
Cons: "A 4 year old banging on the back of my seat"
Pros: "A380 flight was very comfortable, with adequate leg room. A great feature for long haul flights. Good food and a very good entertainment system"
Cons: "Good was served late, in both legs. Flight departs at 7 pm but diiner was served after 10 (midnight Dubai time) Which meant our sleep was disturbed and when breakfast was served we had a full stomach."
Cons: "Did not happen. Flight was purchased fraudulently and fortunately was caught by Emirates and Amex. Please REMOVE all my contact information from your website"
Pros: "excellent staff and friendly flight attendant."
Cons: "i wish next time the flight will includes a hotel for the over night stay. I had to sleep on the seats at the airport."
Pros: "Staff were friendly and helpful. ICE entertainment onboard offered a wide veriety to choose from"
Cons: "The food was average"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "We will highly recommend to use this airline. We will try again to flight to any city that we know they will have connections . Is worth it to plan to stay a few days in Dubai. Is a great city , unique, different."
Pros: "Flight was quiet and very well organized"
Cons: "I normally choose vegetarian on all my flights, but emirates only has a strictly vegetarian option. Which means vegan - food was not good at all. Sometimes too spicy to even try to eat. I asked to replace my meal on occasion and took the continental breakfast which was great."
Pros: "the food was wonderful, the economy seats were comfy, and the service was superb. I really liked being able to watch movies and listen to music w/o a charge."
Pros: "The plane were newer. Larger monitor."
Pros: "The great content in the entertainment system and the wifi. Bed was comfortable and the service was fantastic. I also really enjoyed the bar in the upper deck. The A380 is a wonderful machine!"
Pros: "I say that everything was good but overall "excellent" because it is hard to fly for hours upon hours and say that it was excellent. All considered, it was good while Emirates (compared to other carriers) is excellent. These huge airplanes are amazing!"
Cons: "Flying for hours upon hours but nobody can do anything about that. Africa has a routine, including this flight, of filling the cabin full of chemicals - for insects? Prepare to cover your head and face!"
Pros: "The comfortable seats, the entertainment system, the food, the attention given by the flight attendants. A great airline!"
Cons: "The length of the flight, but that's unavoidable."
Pros: "Space and the fact that everything worked. Food was excellant."
Cons: "I always like Emirates."
Pros: "leg room"
Cons: "the touch screen system was poor, limited movie choices, food taste, poor crew members etc"
Pros: "OK flight"
Pros: "Efficient, clean, friendly"
Cons: "None comes to mind"
Pros: "Entertainment Food Friendly Flight Crews"
Cons: "Had to rush to the next flight in Dubai."
Pros: "The crew were excellent. Very helpful and professional."
Cons: "All good!"
Pros: "Food and Entertainment beat Delta hands down."
Cons: "Unfortunately packed into a row with a lot of big guys"
Pros: "It was just ok overall."
Cons: "The first flight was late by over an hour and nobody could tell us why. They also serve food once and you don't get a snack or anything--you don't even see the attendants--for another 10 hours. Then they serve breakfast close to an hour before landing. The crew is constantly telling you to sit as if you weren't allowed to use the toilet at all when the seatbelt sign is on--and it's on the whole time. So you have to be asking permission to use the toilet when you are right next to the toilet door and about to go in because they don't allow you to use it. That's not healthy for someone to hold it."
Pros: "I will only fly Emirates when available to my destination from now on."
Pros: "I liked the boarding and most the crew was excellent"
Cons: "I specified ovo Lacto vegetarian because I eat cheese and diary. I got a stale and very small bread role with strawberry jam, wilted fruit and margarine for the breakfast meal. The non vegetarians got a full plate of croissant, cheese, fruit and jams. When I asked for butter I got no response. I asked three times before I could get some butter as I do not eat margarine. Lunch was wilted and slimy lettuce and tired fruit for dessert. The main meal itself was delicious but I was hungry the whole flight due to the small helping.. Another small but slightly fresher role and margarine again. Next to the non vegetarian meal there was less than half the food. It was very disappointing."
Pros: "Movies and internet"
Cons: "Took too long for food service. We were in middle two seats and my partner was feed and finished before I even got my food. They should go down each side at same time."
Pros: "Crew attitude and helpfulness. Food and beverage."
Cons: "Boarding procedures. Inadequate bathrooms for passenger numbers. Seat width. No economy plus seating."
Pros: "The wrap-around head rests help with sleeping. The good size blanket was comfortable and kept me warm. I really liked the bigger entertainment screen and excellent choice of movies and TV programs. I've never had 'Homes International' and 'Don't tell the Bride' on any flights, which are favorites of mine and are very popular.. I fly on 16 flights/year domestic and international. The flight attendants were very pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "It was a bit too cold. I was in row 50 on the aisle. I am vegetarian so was pleasantly surprised with the fish curry being on the menu, but couldn't see or taste the fish. A bit disappointing."
Pros: "Both flights were amazing the service in both were excellent including crews too"
Cons: "Is from Jhb to Dubai were not Cartered for our foot socks had to were shoes to keep warm regards the long flight, and cover our eyes too ,but every thing was the best regards that only"
Pros: "Spacious seats..comfortable flight and great on board service"
Pros: "Good crew lots of food and open bar."
Cons: "I didn't get food Jain veg. Please include it in your menue"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "There was nothing to complain about."
Pros: "Actual travel was OK. I arrived as per any flight"
Cons: "Baggage policy on my fare rate. Ended up spending about $300 to check a carryon. (proper size and weight) I knew it was not included in the fare, but assumed that I could check it or carryon for a *reasonable* fee. Checkin personnel not sympathetic despite travel being forced by coronavirus eviction. Great fare turned into an expensive full fare."
Pros: "The flight was on time; other than that, nothing was good."
Cons: "Everything! For starters, the seats. It seemed as if we were inside a cage where you can barely move your hand. Extremely disgusting flight!"
Cons: "The cabin was so hot it was miserable!"
Cons: "There is not enough room in economy seats for a comfortable ride. I think there should be more free snack options on flights."
Pros: "Free movies and tv through the app."
Cons: "A charger port and free food and drinks in coach again!!!"
Pros: "Left on time On board flight entertainment Dimmer/shade adjustment for windows"
Cons: "Unfriendly, frustrated flight attendants Very narrow aisles on 787 Small, tight seats (uncomfortable)"
Pros: "The boarding and seating happened in a timely fashion, and the crew was courteous. The lunch meal (I had requested Asian vegetarian) wasn't amazing, but not as bad as it could've been."
Cons: "The flight was not with Lufthansa, but it was actually through United, which was extremely confusing as I did my ticket confirmation, seat booking and meal choice through Lufthansa prior to my trip. To find out on the day of the flight that I had to check in and go through United was extremely annoying, as the counters are in different terminals and it was unnecessarily stressful. The flight itself was crammed, with absolutely no leg space, and not even enough space under the seat to stow my backpack (which had fit perfectly on my Brussels Airlines flight to Madrid). I had requested the Asian vegetarian meal, and the snack we got prior to landing was pretty much two slices of cucumber on a small bun (and an apple on the side) - extremely dry and hard to eat. I asked for mayo, but the flight neither had that, nor any other condiments to make the "sandwich" more edible."
Pros: "For once a United flight on timeh"
Cons: "The delayed flights and neck pillows."
Cons: "No seat assigned"
Pros: "The flight was on time! That’s very important to me and I appreciate it when my time is valued."
Pros: "Delays because of fires , had to wait in line close to 90 minutes but when we finally reached the ticket counter the agent moved took great care of us and we made to Boise only an hour late even with all the delays and confusion . Excellent job , one of the better customer experiences I’ve had flying !"
Pros: "There were no delays"
Cons: "Even for a smaller person like myself, it was quite cramped--moreso than what I've noted in the past"
Cons: "I called about changing my travel dates to later dates and they wanted $200, each direction, to change them. That's more than it cost to buy the later tickets, outright. In other words, the message from United is: "How about we keep your money *and* we fly someone else in your seat (because we overbook)?". Okay... how about I never fly on your airline, again."
Cons: "2 hours delay"
Cons: "Disorganised with aggressive & disgruntal staff"
Pros: "Great captain and crew."
Cons: "I prefer the entertainment on your own device."
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant, food was average."
Cons: "The flight being cancelled. Wifi doesn't even come close to working. No personal entertainment. Communication was poor for the rescheduling of flight that led me to miss the next flight"
Cons: "My flight to San Francisco was 3 hrs delayed and I missed the wedding ceremony that I flew down to attend. The return flight was also 2 hrs delayed."
Pros: "Nice easy one. Quick flight, on time, no issues."
Cons: "$6 for one hour of TV is ridiculous"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "I had to put my own baggage claim ticket on my luggage. Kiosk should have had better instructions."
Cons: "No on board entertainment unless you had your own device, which I didn't."
Pros: "Nice new plane"
Cons: "Flight delayed and missed connection. Cost me a day of work"
Pros: "smooth check in, effortless boarding"
Cons: "1/3 of a soda can for a drink? Just give the clients a can for heaven's sake! too short a flight for much but the snacks are pretty tiny"
Cons: "The cabin was too hot."
Cons: "it didnt happen. i ended up going to chicago"
Pros: "On-time. Reasonable fare. Friendly crew. A/C plug for every seat."
Cons: "No IFE -- free service over wi-fi glitchy and not compatible with Galaxy S7. Baggage slow (~30min) after arrival."
Pros: "Changed gates delayed flight changed planes home late I hated this flight"
Cons: "Having to depart from another airport"
Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "Bad crew attitude No entertainment Terrible baggage policy Poor snack options Absolutely no leg room Since Continental was taken over by United it's been going downhill but this flight was just awful. After living in the Newark, NJ area for over 20 years and flying with them as long, I'm awfully tired of them. I will consider other airport options for nonstop flights or do layovers bc I can't stand their overpriced seats and poor service."
Pros: "Dinner and our attendant were great"
Cons: "The movie channels were out in first. Pretty lame."
Pros: "Bathrooms were clean"
Cons: "Seat room/especially when the person in front reclined"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and employees were all very nice"
Cons: "Satellite wasn't working so we had no in flight info. No Problem tho since I had stuff to read"
Pros: "Clean interiors"
Cons: "No thru checkin to destination Courtesy of crew a common theme Long transfer times between terminals in FRA"
Pros: "Larger plane, great comfort. Nice staff!"
Cons: "You have to pay for wifi, nothing to look at during flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour and a half. My girlfriend took the same flight the day before, and it was also delayed over an hour and a half. Once I can understand, twice in 2 days though?"
Pros: "The leg room on this flight was spacious. The crew was friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Not a fan of the snacks that were served."
Pros: "I liked the fact that I got to Dominican Republic on time."
Cons: "However the crew was horrible; there was no food provided. (Crackers j don't call food)."
Pros: "We have a list a cookie on the fly"
Cons: "The see were too cloused"
Pros: "Liked how I booked this flight less than 24 hours before departure. Had no problems and everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Turbulence but no one can help that."
Cons: "Unorganized boarding process, had to pay to check my only bag I brought, no complimentary snack, no options of movies or channels to watch. For such a long fligjt some kind of options is appreciated"
Cons: "Our fight was delayed by 1 hour and 15 minutes. We were going to miss our connecting flight in Denver and there was no one at our gate to be able to switch us to Another flight etc. The pilot finally was ready to board the plane abs went to get someone to be able to board! Totally ridiculous!"
Pros: "They could not land in harlingen because of fog so they took us to Laredo (3hr drive away) where we sat on the tarmac for about 40 minutes. Then told us we were going to mcallen (35 min drive to harlingen). Then told us United refused to provide transportation from mcallen to harlingen so they couldn't take us there. They announced we were going back to Houston to wait on the next flight tomorrow, and that they would not pay for hotel or meals because of a weather cancellation. Everyone on the flight wanted to go to mcallen even if they wouldn't provide transportation but they refused. So the majority deplaned in laredo and paid for rental cars, getting home about 6 hours after scheduled arrival. Only perk was that the flight attendants were really really great."
Airlines flying to the Dominican Republic 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 to the Dominican Republic
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to the Dominican Republic
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to the Dominican Republic
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to the Dominican Republic
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to the Dominican Republic