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RM 2,820(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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RM 353or less

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8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10,934 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Decent seats. Good amenities for a long flight - entertainment, pack with toothbrush/mask/earplugs/socks."

Pros: "Everything was very good and comfortable. I really enjoyed my journey. Thanks."

Pros: "Very pleasant and comfortable flight with QA."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew was amazing and seat very comfortable."
Cons: "If I did not have to spent night in Doha waiting for connecting flight."

Pros: "Great food and service. I like the short layover / transit time."
Cons: "Multiple security from Doha to Chicago. One should be sufficient."

Pros: "Crew was exceptional. QSuite very comfortable."

Pros: "Great flight in-service was fantastic. I didn’t use the entertainment service because is the old movies."
Cons: "Please include Nigerian and Ghana movies"

Pros: "Crew was nice and attentive"
Cons: "More leg room"

Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time. Children aboard did not cry !uch."

Pros: "Very nice aircraft , crew, and supplies"
Cons: "Flight delayed, so missed connecting flight and stuck in Qatar for 13 hours on top of a 22 hour regular flight schedule"

Pros: "The Crew was amazing, the Seat a bit better this Time only 3row of 3 Seat"

Pros: "Amazing crew, new planes"
Cons: "Food can be adjusted to the cuisine of the destination."

Cons: "For deboarding they used stairs (not ramps) at their hub in Doha - must be some sort of new innovation to improve fitness. The Wifi onboard was in name only - it was so slow you wouldn't notice it is working or not - i flew Qatar because they claimed to have Wifi- hugely disappointed."

Pros: "Good aircraft, crew attentive."
Cons: "Food was poor."

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Good service and smooth flight"
Cons: "One hour delay and no entertainment in the airplane and small plane"

Cons: "Internet bad"

Cons: "The time of flight changed 1:30 hour erlier and we did get noticed we were about to miss the flight it’s so annoying but at the end we catch it"

Pros: "Jain meal was quite uninteresting Flight was too packed Cabin air stale and dry"

Pros: "Friendly and genuine staff. Clean plane. Staff were well organised."
Cons: "Headphones didn’t fit my head and began to hurt my ears. Media cut out a lot."

Pros: "First time flying on Qatar and must say that the crew was excellent. One of the best crews I have ever flown in the last 22 years of New York - India sector. Special mention for HAIFA my hostess for flight QR702 on April 12th. She was the best hostess I have ever had!"
Cons: "The food wasn’t bad but since I flew Etihad in July 2017 from New York to Abu Dhabi to Mumbai and back my memories were fresh and Egihad’s food was definitely a notch higher."

Pros: "Punctual,taxied in time,generally food was good, landed twenty before time. There was head wind otherwise it would have landed earlier. Additional toilet may be considered. Thank"
Cons: "Additional toilet may be considered"

Pros: "I fly a lot, and I notice when things go well. There is nothing I can complain about with Qatar; their equipment is up-to-date; their service is first-rate; their record for on-time departures and arrivals is excellent, and their food is good! I will gladly fly with them in the future."

Cons: "Although the loading Zone was given as Zone 1, boarding was chaotic because the fround crew was incredibly inefficient. The announcement was totally mumbled and badly managed, Why cant the boarding at Cochin be organised like queues for each zone so that the passengers do not crowd in a mad rush near the gate as if the fliht will leave without them. As in Doha have different seating area for different zones and the ground crew should be trained to be firm to allow only passengers with boarding."

Pros: "Staff was outstanding"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Luggage checking is very poor, the person on checking ask me to remove my shawal, i said to him it is insult to me , i never forget it , never plan to travel on Qatar airways"

Pros: "Lost bag"

Cons: "light breakfast and light snacks for an 8-hour flight? come on!"

Pros: "Business class was wonderful liked pjs, food, seating. Etc"
Cons: "Crew left a small amount of champagn in a glass which fell on me when I was asleep. Crew only offered first meal after that did not offer food only when I requested it. Limited gluten/ dairy free options"

Pros: "Let's just say there was nothing I didn't like"
Cons: "I have no comment"

Cons: "horrible customer service at Doha Airport"

Pros: "timing"
Cons: "qatar airlines has some old airplanes foods are not good"

Pros: "I liked everything about it."
Cons: "My trip was to long but it wasn't there fault. I was so tired."

Pros: ". ."

Pros: "No problems at all!"

Pros: "Everyone on board was pleasantly and helpful and that goes a long way."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "The friendliness of the crew."

Pros: "Alinda, the stewardess."
Cons: "Too long journey."

Pros: "Very friendly flight staff."

Pros: "Great flight"

Pros: "I love the help given by ground crew in KLIA upon arrival. The crew waiting at the exit gate to make my transit quick and easy. The staff took me right to the flight gate, issue me the boarding past without me spending time to locate the transfer counter.. It was hassle free. Bravo! Please keep it up with this excellent service"
Cons: "The vegetarian food, noodle with bamboo shoot was too salty and plain."

Pros: "Crew did their best"
Cons: "Plane entertainment was outdated and poor. Plane itself is also lacking comfort"

Cons: "No Chinese food to choose"

Pros: "The business class was okay and food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment choice not as vast as Emirates that I always experienced"

Pros: "The entire experience from booking, to checking-in, to the actual experience on board the flight were so smooth, I thought it was too good to be true. Turbulence usually makes me nervous, but I barely felt it on this flight. Finally and most importantly, on such a long-haul flight, the entertainment options were amazing,"
Cons: "The food and the Duty Free shopping selection could improve a little bit."

Pros: "Very good attentive service"

Pros: "Economy seats comfortable, wonderful entertainment, current movies, great food, price very competitive and partners with two American Airlines for frequent flyer miles"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The seating, food, safety measures"
Cons: "You are best nothing to improve"

Pros: "The spirit despite the COVID19 scare. Serving on an India bound flight from the Gulf is never easy"
Cons: "We need to promote paper free boarding passes for whoever can afford. Atleast an endeavor."

Pros: "Good selection of movies. Lights changing color on ceiling through the flight"
Cons: "Need more water service throughout the flight!! So dehydrated! Couldn't get up and disturb my seatmate, but really needed more water!"

Pros: "Entertainment always the best!!! The spacious seat and quick check in system"
Cons: "The crew can improve by more attentive and Mayb more staffs. The flight is full, they quite busy. But General is good. The food can be better options"

Pros: "Double seat on economy class upper deck"

Pros: "The crew was very polite and professional."
Cons: "There could be more legroom."

Pros: "They were very supportive. Thanks."

Pros: "The entertainment is very good and it's a smooth ride."
Cons: "Sometimes the crew could come across as brass and disappear for long periods. Also, how do you ever tell the person next to you, who's bigger than you, to try not to bump you every time they move. Definitely made for a not very comfortable flight."

Cons: "Flew airbus 380 all the way and it was super comfortable!"

Cons: "I made a FaceTime call to my daughter over the Atlantic - nothing better!!! The staff is beautiful, and the ride was smooth."

Pros: "Fabulous flight and trip to Australia"

Pros: "The cabin crew worked hard and were extremely professional and friendly. they are to be commended for this!"

Pros: "Really disappointed from EK staff they are very strict & applying hard rules ..employees without any sense specially station supervisor"
Cons: "Can’t decribe but EK now falling in business while other airlines will take adavantage of ek staff issues which I can’t decribe"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 5 times and they keep telling us 5 min . They served food half hour before landing"

Pros: "My first flight with Emirates. Excellent all round"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable and crew uninterested"

Cons: "Food was pretty bad."

Pros: "Smooth flight, courteous staff"

Pros: "I liked the passengers"
Cons: "dirty toilets,clogged,seats dirty,crew not enthousiastic, left overs from previews passengers,expired candies."

Pros: "All of the above"
Cons: "Nothing that i didn't like"

Pros: "Good leg room and good service. Food decent and 380 has very good stable flight even with occcasional turbulence"
Cons: "Cannot think of anything I dint like"

Pros: "I liked helpfulness of staff that took care of my 11months old son"

Pros: "Nothing special in this trip."
Cons: "Flight delayed so much, food was okay, fork"

Pros: "The staff was excellent"
Cons: "The wet bun for a snack was terrible."

Cons: "Emirates chairs couldn't decline recline"

Pros: "www.Web.HR"

Pros: "Nothing to like"
Cons: "The Emirates and the crew they are rude not a good plane to travel with they charge me $700 more rude service I hate the service I made a big mistake taking that plane"

Pros: "Very clean. New fixtures nice screen"

Pros: "Service courtesy helpfully"
Cons: "I could not get pure vegetarian food as i am a strict vegetarian"

Pros: "It felt comfortable."

Pros: "Service was wonderful people very kind enjoying them on the flight was quite beautiful soft and nice wish you good luck ."

Pros: "Flew Emirates coach Washington to Dubai to Johannesburg and Bangkok to Dubai to Washington in July 2017. New A380-800 planes were superb. Entertainment system is second to none. Staff is efficient and polite. Except for the "required crying babies" on each leg the plane is very quiet and peaceful. The check-in, however is a zoo. But better to put your best employees on the flights rather than on the ground."

Cons: "I did not get the seats I selected when booking"

Pros: "Good staff"

Cons: "Bumpy landing"

Cons: "Waiting for 4 hours for boarding due to silly mistake of agent for booking my ticket with wrong spelling & keep me on hold for hours & hours. will never recommend such site to others."

Pros: "Very comfortable and smooth ride new plane from SF to Dubail"
Cons: "Business class too expensive for individual travelers"

Pros: "Online checking"
Cons: "N/ A"

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: "Everything was excellent. Emirates is a quality airway."

Cons: "I got food poisoning on this flight. Cramped in the middle seat for 14 hours while throwing up was not pleasant."

Pros: "The food was great. Flight attendants were nice and polite."
Cons: "Flight 123 Dubai-Istanbul was cancelled due to weather conditions in Istanbul. Emirates put us on a new flight, we were waiting in queu for 30 min, and my queu wouldn't move because of one passenger. I asked the person in charge, if it will take another 30 min, I should go to another queu (because the other two queus already finished with lines up longer. ) the guy said nothing. I was next in line and when my turn arrived, I asked for a similar seat or something at the window, he give me an angry look and give me seat 50B on EK121. That is the last seat next to the toilet. I adked him to change and give me somthing else because I have medical condition and easily get nauseau if I sit toward e end, he said, that is it ma'am. I repeated to him my request and medical conditon, he turned his face away and said next person in line! There were at least 50 more passengers booked after me and 50 more seats available, he intentioanlly gave me the seat I asked not to be given just because while standing in line I asked him, why the line up hadnt moved an inch in 30 minutes. This is a very un professional behaviour and unacceptable behaviou. I had never before had such uncomfortabel flight in my life. I had nauseau during the whole flight!"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "The crew wasn't as attentive to me as they were to the gentlemen on the plane. Felt a ignored quite a bit."

Pros: "The ground and on-board staff was courteous and efficient. The specious seating and clean men's room were added bonus."
Cons: "Coffee was ok, but could be better."

Pros: "Emirates flight and on flight services were Superb!"
Cons: "Bought tickets on Malaysian Airlines quota/allocation but was turned away by Malaysian Airlines counter becausw its operated by Emirates. Im a silver card holder on Oneworld ao I wanted to have less queue by using Silver card privileges at Malaysian Airlines counter but was not accepted. Had to go onlong queue at Emirates in KLIA but it was fast."

Pros: "I flew in a380."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Overall experience was good"
Cons: "Up grade with new movies. When I was booking the flight I choose my seats. But they at the airport they change the seating and separate the family."

Cons: "The flight was little crowded but over all it was OK the food service was late and meal was delivered one hour late"

Pros: "Tasty food, good selection of movies, very comfortable, and clean."
Cons: "Rude flight attendant who had a friend in the section and would talk loudly to her during sleep times."

Pros: "My above score should be 5 stars in all categories. They were running a special price on business class upgrades. It was fabulous: food great, service attentive, and seat that totally reclined to bed. I slept over 8 hours."
Cons: "I could not change the stars above."

Cons: "They had to reset the entertainment system multiple times"

Pros: "From extra free bag, to all the little things they give you to make you feel much more comfortable, to the scrumptious meals and constant attendants attentiveness to passengers needs. Loved everything!!! Especially the way we can follow our route on the screens."
Cons: "Nothing at all"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "x"
Cons: "x"

Cons: "Everything was really good"

Cons: "No gate number on boarding pass from instambul to tirana. Very confusing ."

Pros: "Overall enjoyable"
Cons: "It would be nice if they spoke English better"

Pros: "Easy checking reasonable wait."

Cons: "They made me pay $450 to check two of my bags. The bags were delayed by a day and then they stole a $1,000 camera from the delayed bag. I work for a travel agency and we will never fly Turkish Air again."

Pros: "It was a pleasant experience,"

Cons: "the entrainment system did not work"

Pros: "It got me to the next airport alive"
Cons: "There was not much to watch on tv and not enough alcohol"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Most concerning aspect is security. Very unlikely that I will choose Turkish airlines in the future"

Pros: "I did not fly back with Turkish airlines. I decided not to take a chance. Please read comments below."

Pros: "ALL"

Pros: "Every thing was excellent"

Pros: "Loved the leg room and movie/live TV selection"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Everyone seemed pretty happy to be at work that morning."

Pros: "Had emergency exit row with plenty of leg room"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "They had really friendly staff."
Cons: "The leg space between the chairs was really cramped."

Pros: "Thank you for managing wheelchair assistance at Istanbul."
Cons: "We had at Boston Checkin gates for a wheelchair for 30 minutes. We gave up and my parents had to walk to the gate."

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "3 hour late"

Cons: "I can't find my baggage.."

Pros: "All very nice"
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized."

Cons: "Tough landing and strange turbulence"

Pros: "One of best experiences flying. First rate and can't beat the price."

Cons: "Failed to offer me newspaer upon boarding....passed our seat flying with cart full of papers!"

Pros: "Helpful cabin crews"
Cons: "Interval between servings of meal is too long"

Pros: "Comfort, good quality meal, on time"

Pros: "Loved the seating space"
Cons: "I was traveling with my sister and the lady's who gave us our boarding pass had trouble with our tickets and sat us separate."

Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Selection"
Cons: "Headphones or headphone plugs do not make good connection. Screen touch is hard to manage."

Cons: "They keep the cabin too warm."

Cons: "The air bus that we flew on from Rome to Istanbul was not as comfortable as the plane we were on for the leg from Istanbul to Chicago."

Pros: "I liked most of the processes but only boarding process was complicated."

Cons: "My seat space was too small"

Cons: "Terrible experience with Turkish airlines , I had a sick father who use oxygen machine and they make him to miss his plane to New York and make him wait for 6 hours for the next plane with no oxygen tube"

Pros: "flights on time.."
Cons: "Our pre-ordered meals were not served"

Cons: "The fact that they were not helpful to my dad"

Pros: "easiness of turkish airlines"

Cons: "Baggage handlers poor. One of my bags was dented and the other had a buckle broken."

Pros: "Everything, confort, food, crew,entertainment, excelente experience"
Cons: "A small delay arriving from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul, we had to run for the transfer flight even though it was with the same airline"

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Kool airline"

Cons: "My solid, expensive suitcase was shuttered. I assume, the only way that could happen is by running over with the luggage transporting vehicle. They provided a replacement; though, not of the same quality."

Pros: "A real plug under each seat seat pitch better than most airlines No-fuss attitude makes things easier in general"
Cons: "cleanliness is a different standard from, say, Lufthansa but not botheringly so. Turkish telecom wastes your time in trying to get on the Istambul Airport wifi - impossible."

Cons: "Smelly and disorder"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Nothing. Flight was amazing"

Cons: "It's KLM. What else do you need to know."

Pros: "Information sharing by pilots and crew. Economy class leg room is good."
Cons: "All good up to the level"

Pros: "The crew was professional & friendly"
Cons: "Food was terrible honestly, entertainment system didn't work on 1st flight."

Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "Ran out of business class meal. Substituted a Econ class."

Pros: "Everything works and quick to get to destination."

Pros: "The crew were excellent and seats were comfy."
Cons: "Headphones for the entertainment centre.could have been better. Sound quality not great."

Pros: "Great airline"

Pros: "Great plane and staff"
Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Reasonable space in economy class seats"
Cons: "Staff hurrying us up 40 minutes before departing and threatening to take our bags out of the plane in case we didn’t board then. I had to leave my coffee and run."

Pros: "The seat was a little uncomfortable but the crew were amazing."

Cons: "Entertainment"

Pros: "The crew was great but the seat wasn't as comfortable and didn't have much leg room."

Cons: "The website I booked on and the Delta phone line on the printed ticket said that I had baggage when it turns out that I did not according to the check in staff and they made me pay."

Cons: "Lost all our bags so couldn’t ski"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Security check at gate; No priority"

Pros: "The flight AMS to MEX was smooth, very helpful personnel on board, we enjoyed a bit more space and the seat seemed a bit more comfortable."
Cons: "Besides the seat relative comfort, it did not recline much at all, i wondered what the extra money (at least $5 or $600) got us. The food, wine/ beer service was same as regular economy, the boarding took place at same time as economy, no drink before take-off if only sparkling water. And the plane was old generation 747 and the entertainment was same vintage: screen was not very bright and the selection of films was poor. No plug to charge electronics. We were disappointed with KLM when comparing with other airline companies offerings when you book in Premium Economy."

Pros: "MCR airport Mert & Greet parking was smooth and efficient."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours due to bad weather. Additional baggage payment to Air Baltic did not show up on the KLM system and we had to pay again. Nowhere to address this with Air Baltic even in Tallin. Handlers seem uninterested and refer us to ‘the website to address the issue.....’"

Pros: "Very attentive crew. Attended to needs immediately. Took a lot of time with each person when someone had something to say."
Cons: "The seat I had with no seats in front of me was very small. Much smaller than the other economy seats because the tray table and video screen were in the armrests. Paid extra for the legroom by ended up losing it side to side. Really had to squeeze into the seat."

Pros: "Crew where awesone and the choice of entertainment was fantastic"
Cons: "Seats way to close together"

Cons: "Still waiting to board after missing this connection had to be booked on another airline"

Pros: "The food rocks! I know that I will always be eating well with KLM. The staff is always so nice, professional and cordial...I always know I'll be in good hands with the flight."

Pros: "Snooth and efficiënt with a KLM service"
Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "The seats seemed to have more space on this plane which was nice."
Cons: "It felt strange that the crew members completely skipped over me when serving lunch and drinks. At least something as basic as water should be given to all passengers."

Pros: "Food was excellent, service from staff was friendly, and entertainment options were great."
Cons: "Not a lot of shoulder room being in the middle seat. But it had adjustments options for a lot of other things which were good."

Pros: "Need better quality tvs for such a long flight and better movies There were only 4 Bollywood movies and not the latest ones either"

Cons: "The movie selection did not seem extremely varied."

Pros: "He missed it due to having a 32 minute layover, which he ran all the way to board."
Cons: "he had no choice but to look at the closed door of his flight, and wait an additional 7 hours and they didn't even give him a voucher for food. I'm his mother, I'm currently visiting family in Scotland, so couldn't help him much. I'm pretty disgusting and disappointed by the whole experience."

Pros: "Flight was delayed for 15 min resulting in passengers rushing to make their connecting flights.but staff kept passengers informed."
Cons: "Flight departing late."

Pros: "Excellent very good"
Cons: "Everting so good ex"

Cons: "The 767 is configured oddly and th business class seats are so narrow it feel like you are sleeping in a coffin"

Pros: "Decent seat size. Sorta slept the whole flight."

Pros: "The staff were professional and friendly The food was very good and plentiful The inflight entertainment has lots of choices The bathrooms remained clean All in stark contrast with BA with who I did the same flight 2 weeks ago and all the above points were very poor"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Consistently high standards"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Amesterdam airport employee was really rude"

Pros: "Airlines issue"
Cons: "Profiling certain customers"

Cons: "They stole my money"

Pros: "Flight was lovely, crew were friendly and very helpful and food was delicious!! We travelled with assistance for mum and it was excellent and we were kept updated all through the flight."

Cons: "Without any explanation the plane I was due to go to Istanbul on at 11.30 was not available. I had to wait for a small plane coming from Edinburgh then wait for it to be emptied of passengers and cleaned. This meant we were over 2 hours late into Istanbul. No explanation or apology. I then missed my next flight in Istanbul and had to purchase another ticket. I cannot believe that air passengers are treated in this way!!! I will follow this up with KLM when I go home from my holiday."

Pros: "Crew was courteous and polite! Entertainment system had some great movies at no additional cost."
Cons: "Poor communication between delta, KLM and Air France meant that I couldn’t check in online and get a digital boarding pass. Furthermore I couldn’t use the check-in kiosks because my name was listed as Reidmr instead of Reid, which meant that my boarding pass did not match my passport. Overall this caused unnecessary delays that were compounded by the fact that I couldn’t use my TSA precheck. My main problem on the plane was that I had to struggle to get water served to me. It’s always so dry on planes and I would have liked to be able to get more than one tiny glass of water at a time. Also, would have loved a window at my window seat. Plus no WIFI!?"

Pros: "good service"

Pros: "Crew was friendly..business class seat was very comfortable and seemed wider than most Nice power outlets great entertainment system"
Cons: "Row 6 in business is after the first 5 rows and Galley and restroom. Very awkward"

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "No negative"

Pros: "The crew were really helpful since I am a short person in putting my luggage away in the overhead compartment and attentive to everyone's needs. I am a fussy eater and don't really like airplane food but the food was actually really nice. We was given plenty of snacks and drinks in between meals as well. There was plenty of programmes to choose from to keep me entertained."
Cons: "The seats in economy were a little too small for a 12 hour flight"

Cons: "There weren't too many options. The movie selection was very limited and the tv show were over 20 years old in some cases"

Pros: "Crew was friendly, and the food was better than the usual KLM fare."
Cons: "The "new" seats were hard and uncomfortable. Avoid any kinds of seats near the bathroom in a configuration with 3 abreast next to the windows. The "aisle" seat is essentially a "waiting area" for the rest room."

Pros: "Atmosphere, crew were very professional and friendly"
Cons: "Seats were a little too narrow, and quite uncomfortable when a broad shouldered person is sitting next to you"

Cons: "I requested low fat meals. The first one, was OK. But they forgot my request for the second one."

Pros: "It's the best flight I could get for such a low price. But don't expect to to get the best and newest planes around but it's still overall a good experience."
Cons: "Quite bummed that the flight didn't have wifi / USB):"

Pros: "We love the flight all the way"

Pros: "The planes were clean and well maintained. The eye masks were cool - reversible with writing to do not disturb or wake for food."
Cons: "Staff all seemed like they didn’t want to be there. A menu for the food options so you know what you are choosing from - the staff didn’t know what they were serving. A snack/drinks bar to help yourself when you need through the flight."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable and staff were helpful when approached."
Cons: "Crew should have been proactive in determining passengers' needs, etc. Film choices were poor-- lots of violence, few family-orientated options."

Pros: "Luxury and spacious toilets"
Cons: "Amount of food was not enough from Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi."

Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "At abudhabi there was no sitting available, while waiting for connecting flight, and saw people spitting in the airport lounge, it was unsanitary. Why ethihad donot enforce cleanliness in the lounge."

Pros: "On time, drop off to home in Mercedes!"

Pros: "Seats are not too tight. Professional crew. Ventilation and overall aircraft comfort was good."
Cons: "Food can be better."

Pros: "they are quiet but not as roomy as i hoped. The food was okay.prices in Abu dhabi are extortionate though for a 5 hr stop."
Cons: "The plane to bangkok from Abu Dhabiis a bean tin cram as many on as you can . the seat sent my backside to sleep for 3 days and my ankles and legs are badly swollen. disappointed and not looking forward to return flights"

Pros: "Boarding in this time was quick, flight was delayed by almost 45 minutes but pilot made time and we were only 10 to 15 minutes late landing into Singapore. The only redeeming quality was the nice gentleman next to me who was helpful."
Cons: "Food was quite mediocre to be honest."

Pros: "The food and the in-house entertainment"
Cons: "My co passengers."

Pros: "787 comfort /"
Cons: "Limited movie selection/ outdated newspapers/ food quality"

Pros: "The crew"

Pros: "Entertainment on flight was good. Very comfortable seating and courteous crew. Food was above average with not much variety."
Cons: "In-flight WIFI was very slow and felt a bit expensive. Boarding was a bit unorganized, but OK. Flight arrived a bit late and took-off 3 hrs late than the estimated take-off time and there was nothing offered in-flight during this time apart from water, which was a very bad experience."

Pros: "Entertainment and crew great. Enough food at proper times. Plane clean"
Cons: "Wish they had earlier check in for a 777 flight."

Cons: "The Crew do not give you the meal what you booked during reservation, what is the point in booking the meal prior if it is not served."

Cons: "Same type of food. They ran out dinner so served the previous entree. Turn the crew light on for water. No air hostesses showed up."

Cons: "There was no organization for boarding!! My chicken was like a piece of tire with no flavor!"

Pros: "Was not rendered the service inspite of being charged"
Cons: "Custormer services"

Pros: "As above"

Pros: "Spacious. Good food. Courteous most of the time."
Cons: "A little chaotic during the boarding process. Would benefit from addressing issues before boarding as the flights are usually full rather than waiting till boarding time."

Pros: "Staff were very friendly."
Cons: "Checked in online and booked seats that had extra legroom. When boarding the plane seats had been changed and we were separated. Not happy about it. Agree with other reviewers re Abu Dhabi, not the most pleasant experience in the connections hall. A bit all over the place!"

Pros: "staff were great"
Cons: "a little bit of a late departure"

Pros: "Staff excellent on board Plane very high standard"
Cons: "Waiting 1.25 hrs to check in in SYD- with 10 and 12 year old children Check-in staff member unclear on passport requirements"

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

Cons: "Food is getting boring. Chicken fish or beef every time. Plane was old. Entertainment choice not good. Crew forgot to bring wine for the main course. It's about 50% of the standard of the A380."

Cons: "Luggage policy, ended up going in line 4 times."

Cons: "Crew is rude. Instead of my religious meal they only have veg and they do not care that i had no food for 13 hours. Flight landing was horrible. Definitely not expecting this kind of experience with Etihad and will avoid next time."

Pros: "the Kul-Auh was fine on the A330, food average."
Cons: "Refreshment service was minimal"

Pros: "Prices were cheap. Flight direct to Dublin."
Cons: "Seats are very hard. not a lot of padding. Food was very poor."

Cons: "Liked everything"

Pros: "Overall flight experience was good, but the ground staff need to be more real time responsive and should own responsibility."
Cons: "My baggage is still missing and no one is responding to number presented on the sheet in Chicago, very bad. Please get my baggage to me and be kind to the customers in aftermath of the services."

Pros: "I like Etihad airways."
Cons: "Food really needs to be upgraded."

Cons: "Etihad food used to be very good. Say no more. Now their menu is just like any other airline."

Pros: "All crew members were 5 star and so friendly! They checked many times on everyone, coming along with water often."
Cons: "The attendant who checked me at Delhi airport informed that the flight to Abu Dbabi to Istanbul was a full flight and therefore the only option was to have a seat in the middle. However, near the end of my flight I went to the bathroom and noticed there were MANY open seats with more than a handful of people that had a whole row to themselves. I wonder where she got her information because what she shared with me was totally false and I am totally appaled. very old on flight - dress warm!"

Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Seat"

Pros: "The service was good but sleepers not as good as other airlines. Another tight. And the entertainment offering is not very good. Movies TV etc"

Cons: "Flight was canceled...."

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."

Pros: "The sits we're very comfortable, the food was great and there was a flight attendant who was very friendly and very professional, her name was Giorgana from Rumania, I was impressed with how polite, and efficient she was , smiling to all the passengers and doing a great job."

Cons: "We missed the flight to porto alegre because we went to bali and the flight from asia air delayed 8am. We tried to change the flight in every way, but we could not. We had to buy a new ticket for another company. We are sad and disappointed"

Pros: "Service in the Economy class was a nightmare. The air hostesses do not respond fast, take hours to get a glass of water and sometimes even don't bother to get you what you have asked for."

Cons: "The website does not allow updating of food preferences. I tried multiple times to update my preferences but it did not work well. Veg options are a must for flights originating from India as there are several passengers who prefer veg meals. However, this was not well attended to in the flight."

Pros: "Business lounge was out standing"
Cons: "Small duty free shop"

Pros: "Boarding service at the airports was the only good thing. The staff was good and courteous."
Cons: "Entertainment and food was mediocre."

Pros: "It was short"

Pros: "The crew was nice, there was enough leg room to where it wasn't uncomfortable for me."

Pros: "I really loved the blanket,socks and all the other accesories they provided on board!"

Pros: "Great staff"

Pros: "nice plane"

Pros: "I did receive my bag, even I reserve business class."
Cons: "I did receive my bag, even I reserve business class."

Pros: "The Airline light staff were polite and very professional! I felt accommodated and my questions were answered in a timely fashion. Did I also mention their entertainment system on board is epic lol"
Cons: "Make make an announcement to fellow passengers not to leave the lavatory a complete mess."

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