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Top 3 airlines serving Kota Kinabalu to Tokyo

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
JAL
Overall score based on 4,474 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Business class seats not very long if you are tall. Western meal option is not really very western. Crew is a little too efficient- got woken up 90 minutes before landing to clear the mattresses. Lots of announcements- a bit too much. On time, and quick to respond to requests. Sake was good as was the ramen."

Pros: "Nothing to complaint. Excellent airline nowadays"

Cons: "Very good airline except for the fact that the staff at Narita airport."

Pros: "Wonderful crew"

Pros: "even though I was in Economy class, the seat was comfortable, the food was good and the flight attendands were attentive and polite"

Pros: "Perfect service, never had a more pleasant and attentive crew"
Cons: "Movies were pretty much still the same as 10 weeks ago. Not possible to sleep in the seat in premium economy right by the toilets and galley. Constant door clattering and toilet flushing. In other cabins the noise wasn't as bad, probably better insulated?"

Cons: "Flight attendants"

Pros: "Service was excellent. Premium economy seats well worth the few extra $$."

Pros: "The food the service and the staff"

Pros: "The food the service and flight was great"

Cons: "Food was awful. Huge hassle having to clear immigration pick up bags and check in again in Shanghai."

Pros: "Easily upgrade to premium economy class"
Cons: "Some staff lack of basic english"

Pros: "Excellent Service, food and beverage. Comfortable aircraft cabin atmosphere."
Cons: "in-flight Wifi is not working"

Pros: "It was very good no prO lens at all:)"

Pros: "Cabin crew were very nice. Food was okay, while the legroom was good too."
Cons: "Delayed flight, but the email notification from JL was lacking the most important detail... The new take off time! It was 70 minutes later than advertised, but then delayed by another five minutes on top after a late take off."

Pros: "The staff were fantastic nothing was too much trouble and great fun attitudes."
Cons: "No entertainment systems."

Pros: "The business class layout was very good. Seats comfortable with excellent cabin staff and the food and its presentation was A+"
Cons: "Hard to think of something here...possibly better movie selection and having to bus from plane to terminal... But that's about it!"

Pros: "Beautifully presented and tasty Japanese food. Electronic windows."
Cons: "Not overly impressed with the 12:05am departure time. Western food not overly impressive. Having to travel from the plane to terminal by bus."

Cons: "No space for cabin bags. Late by 2 hours. Super rude and passive aggressive staff. Kept in bus at Frankfurt for 10 mins. Won’t fly BA again if i can help it."

Pros: "Attentive staff. Great food. Great service. Vast improvement over Cathay Pacific."

Cons: "Double standard"

Pros: "So cramped. Very uncomfortable flight."

Pros: "Great service."

Pros: "I got an upgrade!"

Pros: "The meals. The attention to service details. The seats are better."
Cons: "Ticket reservation follow up."

Pros: "Superb services!"
Cons: "I don't think there's anything I didn't like during my journey"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. Screens were small. Leg space was little to none. Food was trrrible. I will never fly with JAL again"

Cons: "Great airline great service. Haihly recommended"

Pros: "The friendliness of the crew and the comfort of the seat + size of the screen"
Cons: "Possibly more food options could of been better, only had western or Japanese option"

Pros: "Simply excellent !!!"

Cons: "Why does the shorter of the two flights have more comfortable seats?"

Pros: "Very efficient boarding. Using two doors and a twin aisle plane made boarding very efficient despite the size of the plane and the number of people. Free WiFi worked surprisingly well - I was able to make a video call to my family. The plane was clean and tidy . Not really much more to say as it was a very short flight."
Cons: "No food offered, not even a biscuit, only very basic drink selection."

Cons: "Leg room"

Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "I was early to check in . But the check in was slow and I. Had to run to my plane ride .. and had no time to shop"
Cons: "The service was so so and food was lousy"

Pros: "The food (Japanese) clearly was a league of its own. Service was prompt, attentive yet discreet."
Cons: "Selection of video entertainment could be increased and improved."

Pros: "Cabin attendants were nice. I got sore throat so I asked some items, like water or candies. Then they served me them nicely."

Pros: "Everything, from booking till landing"

Pros: "Service and polite staff."
Cons: "Not much space between the seats for my long legs."

Pros: "Very attentive service, very comfortable seats on economy, good food, excellent attention to detail"

Pros: "The food was good, which I didn't expect. The crew was kind."

Pros: "The aircraft was clean and boarding went smoothly. The flight was late but the staff seemed courteous, polite, and apologetic for the delay."
Cons: "I thought I had ordered a vegetarian meal when I booked the flight roughly 1.5 months prior to my trip. However, when the meal was being served, there was only a chicken or pork option and my vegetarian meal had either not been properly booked or had been forgotten. When I informed the staff, I was asked to show proof that I ordered a veggie meal. I could not pull up my email confirmation as we were flying and there was no internet access. I had to lug my bag out of the overhead and search for a print out confirmation. I had not come prepared with the "evidence" the stewardess wanted. While the staff tried to be polite, I also found them to be quite rude, demanding that I produce evidence. Could they not have simply given me an extra salad without all the fuss? I felt I was being treated as a criminal for requesting a veggie meal that had, unfortunately, not been recorded in their system."

Pros: "Boarding is efficient. Crew helpful and willing to please."
Cons: "The food and overall service amenities are lacking in JAL. My flight was 8 hours and only one meal was served and one snack. The meals themselves are nothing special or enjoyable."

Pros: "The service, food, entertainment, everything was perfect. Thanks so much"

Pros: "Comfortable plane, good service"

Pros: "Very spacious and comfortable, modern plane"

Cons: "Some crew members from Hong Kong better make more effort to improve service skills."

Cons: "none"

Pros: "Courtesy of crew members"
Cons: "No vegetarian food available"

Pros: "Crew amazing yes. Seat comfortable."
Cons: "None for now!"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I'm still at Heathrow 12 hours later. I never made it to Oslo."

Pros: "The crew were outstanding - providing an excellent service, above and beyond what I expected. The First Office provided 5 updates during the 2.5 hour flight which were colourful and informative (ie not just blah blah announcements but a valued and interesting announcements) and the Cabin Service Manager was personalable and friendly. At the end of her flight she publicly thanked her staff for a good days work which I thought was very nice of her to acknowledge her staff like that. All round - a great flight made very easy with brilliant staff."
Cons: "There was nothing that could be better - it was 110% perfect already"

Pros: "Free service Food and coffee"
Cons: "Free service Food and coffee"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Organization"

Cons: "Pre boarding at the gate was slightly chaotic"

Pros: "Smooth landing"
Cons: "It was a bit warm"

Cons: "Our luggage was lost and the flight was 1.5 hours late."

Pros: "The crew were really welcoming, which is not always common on BA."
Cons: "The entertainment system is tired, and the selection could be a lot better."

Cons: "For an hour and one half flight the seats were tolerable. Anything longer than that would have been torture."

Cons: "The plane delayed by 30 minutes, I was rushed past security to wrong plane in Orlando, making me miss my flight, cue multiple times as the airlines "British Airways" and "American Airlines" bickered about who's fault it was. I'm still sat in Orlando waiting for my flight after losing my hotel in LA"

Pros: "Treats and details"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "BAc- great brand and very professional."
Cons: "Nothing for me"

Pros: "Na"

Cons: "the onboard entertainment is a very old system based on small unpractical screen. Mine was also broken. My meal came, twice, with no cold drinks. I had to call the crew but did not answer all the times. When they came, they brought the wrong drink."

Pros: "Everything was on time. Attendants were courteous."
Cons: "Food was quite expensive - vegetarian sandwiches were underwhelming. Disabled mother had to stand and wait to get on plane despite being told that she wouldnt have to."

Pros: "they got me to LA"
Cons: "food and drink not served for 2 h ours / flight delayed 1hr 45 mins, no choice of meal it was a take it or leave it offer, ice lolly served 2 hours after food and horrid snack before landing - on a 10.5 hour flight not good enough, I will consider another airline next time I go. 3 trips a yr"

Pros: "Crew were very good"
Cons: "Poor entertainment system"

Pros: "The seat was comfortable, and the crew was friendly"

Pros: "positive crew"
Cons: "delay taking off and landing"

Pros: "First class check in was smooth and efficient ! Love the passage way that lead me directly to lounge"
Cons: "Service in the lounge should be improved and there is no clear direction of which gate ie Gate 10A / C / E etc when boarding . Had to check a few times to ensure it’s the right gate"

Pros: "On time departure and arrival"

Pros: "Boarding staff & crew were fine"
Cons: "The seats were the most uncomfortable I have ever travelled in - this plane definitely has the worst seat width, leg & reclining space that I have seen. I have been in long-range (16 hours) flights that were more comfortable than this. If anything fell on the floor, I couldn't retrieve, I couldn't sleep at all & had contorted joints & a body ache when we landed. To design such tiny seats is truly inhumane."

Pros: "Crew excellent as always on BA, boarding fine, usual hassle getting to seats with other passengers blocking aisle,but when you choose to sit at the rear and the plane loads the forward seats first it's to be expected. Seats were very comfortable (much better than Virgin Airbus 330) and plenty of legroom. Food was better than on previous flights and drinks service was good - shame they ran out of wine, Bacardi and gin towards the end of the flight though! Liked the automated bag drop at Gatwick, much quicker and plenary of staff in case there were any issues."
Cons: "In-flight entertainment poor. Not enough choice, screens have seen better days too. Virgin do this aspect much better."

Pros: "Brand new ew plane was lovely, clean and comfortable. Very smooth flight."

Pros: "Crew was attentive to all passengers."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "In spite of delay caused by luggage to be taken of the aircraft, flight arrived to a Rome on time.captain kept us well informed of the reasons for delay. Boarding was done efficiently with care for people with children and elderly passangers."

Cons: "Finding out that I had to pay more for my bag."

Pros: "Comfortable on plane. Pleasnt crew"
Cons: "Boarding could be bettet done.. .miss the free drink"

Pros: "It was cool in the plane on a hot day."
Cons: "Nothing to report, all was normal. The safety video is awful."

Pros: "Speedy boarding process, very polite staff, good food."
Cons: "Very small serving of drinks, not a lot of entertainment on offer."

Pros: "Food was very good, and plentiful! Wine served with meal! Friendly staff! Smooth flight!"
Cons: "Seats are a little narrow"

Pros: "Nothing was good. It was really bad."
Cons: "1. The bags have been lost. They are located, but not yet delivered. All the kid's stuff, beach, personal things, gifts are still somewhere.. 2. IMHO: in Heathrow the Extra sequrity check point is unreasonable for the travelers from the US to Europe. 3 in the plane the person next to me was constantly coughing , NO MASK, it was flue. When I asked help to change a seat, flight attendant did not help."

Pros: "Service and staff were great."
Cons: "Food not so good. Storage locker against the side bulkhead was constantly difficult to open."

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: "Good smooth journey"
Cons: "There was no entertainment"

Pros: "Impressed by the staff again, they’re yet to disappoint. Food was good too."
Cons: "Check in service at Terminal 5 needs some attention. Not enough support staff, and many unhappy travellers."

Pros: "Very friendly crew members."
Cons: "Have to pay for all meals and beverages."

Pros: "Plane was comfortable staff friendly. On time smooth flight"
Cons: "Food was almost none existent when we wanted a snack."

Pros: "Plenty food. Very well looked after by the crew. Lots of good movies."
Cons: "Some of the screens had a scratches on them."

Pros: "Entertainment and amount of food and drinks served was adequate"
Cons: "3 different delays totalling over 2 hours then sat on the plan waiting to take off for another 30+ min with no regard to connecting flights, passenger confort, etc"

Pros: "Flight left on time, plane was clean, entertainment options were good and flight attendants were cordial."
Cons: "Food was marginal- avoid the chicken curry."

Pros: "Plane not full, comfort, choice of entertainment. On time leaving and arriving."
Cons: "Unable to check in online. Message said not approved to enter US as yet. Called airline and was reassured but still unclear and anxious about this unusual message. Boarding time was extended."

Pros: "Sort of on time"
Cons: "Buy on board menu poor Both sandwiches contained cheese Of the meat dishes all except one containing pork No indication of halal dishes Also several nut dishes The of the four confectionary offerings, three contained chocolate"

Cons: "Nothing special and generally disappointing."

Pros: "Great flight despite being fully booked, loved the layout of the plane, service was very attentive and warm. In flight entertainment well laid out and easy to operate."
Cons: "Delayed due to the weather conditions"

Cons: "Booked and paid for extra legroom seats, but were just given normal seats"

Pros: "Wheel chair was provided. Guidance to check in to the flight."
Cons: "I paid extra charge for Seat 29C. It was not provided though requested several times. After a hot argument this was provided. Crew were not co-operative. Flight was delayed by three hours. Connecting flights missed. I reached my final destination by a delay of 24 hrs. Luggage came after 3 days. No wheel chair provided at LHR. I have been suffering from Back pain since several years, underwent surgery. I had to walk a larger distance at LHR to hotel and back to to catch flight. Very horrible journey I had ever experienced."

Pros: "I liked the service"

Pros: "Check in too long for drop off bag otherwise quick boarding, flight early and bagage delivered very quickly"

Pros: "Smooth flight"

Pros: "Great"

Cons: "Very tiny seats, tough for a westerner."

Cons: "No entertainment, no place to plug in devices, extremely uncomfortable. The worst part was the Dixie cup of water served. Really?!? A bottle or larger cup would have broke the bank? Was so thirsty by the time we landed even though I had the attendants bring me water three times."

Pros: "Crew was polite"
Cons: "Food and entertainment"

Pros: "Got upgraded to first class, there wasn’t any TVs but it was only an hour long flight. Staff was also really nice"
Cons: "Magazines or tv."

Cons: "Bad ticketing system. Too narrow seat position. Crews are using too strong perfume. Bad altitude changing. Overally it was worst experience in my life."

Pros: "Good value for the money. Flight crew was young and exuberant, very willing to make the passengers journey as comfy as possible. Surprised an inflight meal and two checked bags were included in my fare. Other international carriers would have charged extra! Hope this Korean Air economy carrier sticks around. Hope to fly them again!"
Cons: "The plane was on the old side with worn seat cushions. Not the most comfy for long haul flights. No pillows, blankets or inflight entertainment. Do bring your own blanket or jacket and do not forget the snacks!"

Pros: "Food was good quality and good portion for the duration of the flight."
Cons: "Seat were smaller than Korean air everything else feels like any other budget airline"

Pros: "Wide leg room, nice customer service and most importantly being able to check in baggages up to 15kg for free!!!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Bad service"

Cons: "We were delayed three hours"

Pros: "Service and crew"
Cons: "It was a older plane with very little legroom. I’m 5’7”"

Pros: "ちゃんと時間通りの運行がなされました"
Cons: "機内がもっと快適に過ごせるように努力してもらいたい"

Pros: "We were actually on Korean Air, not Jin Air due to our change in schedule. Korean Air staff in Hanoi were truly excellent. They even followed thru so that staff in Seoul assisted us with our connection. We were very impressed. Korean Air's flight attendants have always been professional and courteous. The level of service is superior to most airlines we've used."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing."

Pros: "None"
Cons: "Ancient plane! It still has ashtray!"

Cons: "Please indicate in bold print which airline you check in with if two or more are listed! Due to the ambiguity on our reservation we nearly missed our flight. Many other passengers on this flight had the same problem."

Cons: "The flight was suppose to be a direct flight but we end up stoping at Hongkong. We were on the plane for over 12 hours instead of 5 hours and 20 mins."

Cons: "I was just put on whatever seat was available."

Pros: "the trip with Jin air from Clark was good, the trip from Inchon was good"

Pros: "Great flight, good service"
Cons: "It was all fine."

Pros: "This was a codeshare with JinAir. The staff was friendly and helpful. The plane was small, but thankfully there were plenty of open seats so it felt spacious."

Pros: "It was okay!"
Cons: "The connecting flight was a little confusing, most of us don't know what's going on or where to get the boarding pass."

Pros: "It's what you expect from a budget airline. Was actually happy they had food."
Cons: "The food was not good at all. The seats were uncomfortable. There is no entertainment."

Pros: "Comfortable seats."

Pros: "Good for a short hop from Korea to Japan"

Pros: "I paid for Korean air tickets only to realize I got cheap flight on Jin air. I puposely paid more for a real airline. Not some tiny seat budget airline that can't even serve a proper meal. This is the last time I buy on kayak!"
Cons: "EVERYTHING"

Pros: "The crew were so accommodating"
Cons: "No entertainment and the food is few and no other choice for free drinks"

Cons: "Delay from Japan to Korea 7 hours."

Pros: "Thy got us there (an hour late)."
Cons: "Poor food. Soda is extra charge. Flight crew was in bluejeans. Boarding passes only available at the airport at the time of the flight. No legroom."

Cons: "Very tight on legroom."

Cons: "No TV"

Cons: "I could only check-in 2 hours before hand and that annoyed me because it's very stressful to check-in that close to departure and get through security and customs. I was especially upset that I booked my flight with Korean Air and didn't find out it was actually with Jin Air and I could could not check in with Korean Air."

Pros: "price"
Cons: "cramoed"

Cons: "It was quite late"

Pros: "It was awesome"

Pros: "IT was ok"

Pros: "The only positive about this flight was the cleanliness of the aircraft."
Cons: "Flight attendants are dismissive of their non korean passengers. Flight was late in departing from Angeles."

Pros: "Friendly staff. Good snack!"

Cons: "The flight was delayed due to weather almost missed my connecting flight to New York but the crew was helpful. Really appreciate the flight attendants help.lo"

Pros: "Got me there on time."
Cons: "Tight fit, no food o entertainment unless purchased on aord."

Pros: "Crew was social and friendly. Great job on a long flight."

Pros: "Friendly service from the crew"
Cons: "Seats were small with no leg room"

Pros: "when I tried to to make changes to my trip they asked me for three hundred and fifty Dollars so I called Korean air changes were made at NO EXTRA charge"

Cons: "Korean airlines ignored my wife's request for a wheel chair. She explained that she was a diabetic and was feeling dizzy. They did allow her access to a short cut through the terminals; however she had collapsed, broke her watch, cover to the cell phone, injured both legs and right arm. She kept yelling for help and no one arrived, she managed while in intense pain to get up make her flight. When she arrived in Bangkok she went immediately to the Emergency Room and received treatment. I am appalled at the indifference of the members of the boarding crew that didn't offer assistance to my wife."

Pros: "No entertainment on the flight at all, food was ok. Lucky that I got bump to prestige otherwise I will have comment on seat as well"

Cons: "Delayed for over 2 hours Staff not accomodating Staff dressed unprofessionally"

Pros: "I would not use Gin Air in the future. Will stay with Koran Air."
Cons: "Nothing was good about the flight. Sub standard . Transfer was not good either."

Cons: "Almost everything. Jin boarding system is suck. They can't give me the boarding pass for the transit flight and they don't know what should I do when I am going transit. This is even more frustrating when the flight is delayed and you have 1 hour of international flight transiting. Food is cool and tasteless. I won't fly with Jin air ever again. I would say that after all these years of at least 70000 miles of air traveling. This is the WORSE of my experience."

Cons: "No movies, one small snack, this was a 6 hour flight"

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