Punctual departure, early arrival. Cabin crew was very attentive. Plenty of drinks to keep hydrated. Lots of movie and entertainment choices.
Seat cushioning was worn out...not so comfortable for a long flight. Limited leg room. Unless you were seated at the beginning rows of the food service, there was only one food choice left. Also ran out of snacks for the back rows.
Ethiopian Airlines check in staff made a pigs-ear of my check in process. First they claimed I'd missed the flight (my ticket said 2335 on 15 Dec, they changed flight to 0010 on 16 Dec, but claimed that as my ticket was for 15 Dec my booking was invalid). They proceeded to re-issue me with a new ticket a (for the 0010 fight on 16 Dec), but then also tried to change my connecting flights by one day - even though they should remain the same (in effect the flight was only put back by 35 minutes, so why change a booking for connecting flight by 24 hours?). Fortunately on arrival in Shanghai, air china check me onto the correct flight. However, to compound matters, my luggage has gone missing and, bizarrely, Ethiopian airlines issued all foreign passengers with landing cards for Japan - not China!
The KLM staff that were assigned to this flight were incompetent. After telling them I was flying with Etihad and I had a 30kg limit the told me to unpack my bag to reduce them to 23kg. I did this 3 times, and then at final weighing they figured out I was right and that I could board with 30kg. Morons!
New aircraft Airbus 350-900 - has lot of leg space even in economy class. Food was just OK, nothing special and far from what SQ used to serve to the passengers. I was very disappointed finding out that travel pack consists only toothbrush and tootpaste with socks included. No more slippers, eyes cover and no more other necessities for intercontinental flights ! What a shame for SQ to save the money on such important things for passengers. Staff was over indulging, someone would say - fake kindness shown ...
I didn't like the crew... They have to learn from Air Serbia staff and Turkish Airlines what is genuine kindness and politeness. And the most expensive aircompany should not be stingy and provide to passengers on intercontinental flights just toothbrush and socks in traveler pack !!! What a shame for SQ !
I went from beyrouth to Amman and then to istanbul it was just a transit in Amman when I came back I saw all the passengers went to the plain except me I asked the manager of the royal Jordanian about what is happening so he told me : yes you missed ur flight u should pay another ticket we didn't made a boarding pass for your luggage so I told them that it was your fault I didn't get any help I paid 80$ just to get back home I will never use it again !!!! the flight was in the name of : Georges Zakhour.
Not sure whether it was because my flight was short haul, but the plane didn't have in-seat entertainment system (i.e. TV screen for movie watching). The first half of my journey was delayed by 1.5 hours, which meant that I had to rush from the gate I landed in (after the lengthy airport bus ride from the plane to the gate) to my departure gate for my connecting flight, which was already on final call. I found out after my journey that TK is apparently notorious for its flight delays.
The plane was well equipped and clean. Despite handing out initiallly headphones that were not compatible with the system, the entertainment system was a good one (and they found correct headphones.. what a disorganized airline!).
This was a second leg on a trip, but when trying to check in on line I was told that this segment did not exist: I did not have a confirmed flight. (This was through their partner Etihad!) Phone conversation with the Alitalia agent was abusive: I was scolded for trying to seek help from Alitalia. It was not their fault. I am tired of the non-functioning on-line/registration system of Alitalia.
Some crew are not very happy to served clients. They just do their job to earn their livings but they have no service mind. It is absurd that we had to thank them and got no response back. Does Alitalia start hiring robots? Unlike Etihad, Alitalia needs a huge room of improvement for customer service. Very poor service. We will not fly Alitalia again.
No alcoholic beverages on the flight!
RJ does not upgrade silver or gold frequent flyer card holders for free even if there are open business class seats. The only time a free upgrade is provided is if the economy class is over sold.
When I buy a ticket through etihad website, I expect etihad service, even if it was operated by other airline. Air Serbia managed to loose my luggage on a direct flight between AD and Belgrade, and the plane was very old, without entertainment.
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