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RM 2,889(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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RM 1,441or less

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8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 11,023 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "yes."

Pros: "Crew was very helpful"

Cons: "Didn’t even take off!"

Pros: "Amazing trip Qatar airline is great"

Pros: "Everything great!"
Cons: "~"

Pros: "The crew was fantastic, the plane felt nicer than most other airlines, and the meals were great, even in coach"

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

Pros: "Crew was great, seating was cramped."
Cons: "Seating."

Pros: "No comments."
Cons: "No comments."

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: "Crew . Food . Service was great ."
Cons: "Every things was good ."

Cons: "Under 2 babies did not get enough milk They should have baby food items cereals, crackers or baby foods options"

Pros: "Everything."

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

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

Pros: "Houston check in counters need to be added."
Cons: "Doha airport indian staff is rude to many passengers during their hand carry check. Too little space there. No organization."

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

Cons: "I get the safety thing with the window blinds but wish if it was 40 degrees outside they would let you close them until the plane takes off"

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: "Excellent overall"
Cons: "LAX boarding was chaotic I think they should announce First people with disabilities Then Business class After that board Economy class from last rows"

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

Cons: "No food on board!! Staff says it got over when i have selected my food selection!!"

Pros: "great crew and food."
Cons: "being charged excess baggage when one suitcase weigh under weight. Having to wait at the terminal for a hour and a half because of bad weather -- not the pilot's fault"

Pros: "The cabin crew and Doha airport staff are absolutely great at thinking about customer comfort. Experienced it in the Business Class lounge as well as on the flight!"
Cons: "Could add paper towels to toilets. Tissues are too soft to wash up and dry hands and face!"

Pros: "Selection of alcohol."
Cons: "The selection of food."

Cons: "The flight from Sao Paulo to Doha was canceled which delayed our travel by 24 hrs. With the baggage being mis-labeled from Rio we almost lost our bags. the crew was not communicative and the entire experience terribly stressful."

Pros: "childrens meals and play packages. service was good, and bathrooms were kept clean. The meals were tastey and fresh."

Pros: "Lost bag"

Pros: "Over all great"
Cons: "Nothing"

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

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The customer service is terrible. They refused to accommodate me for a 19 hour layover with a complimentary airport hotel stay, claiming there was an earlier flight--that was still 12 hours away, that I would have to pay to book anyway. Pure scam to get you to pay to upgrade your flight, pay for hotel or be condemned to stay in there airport for a whole day. Never ever again! Don't fly them!"

Pros: "Had a good experience , comfortable check in , boarding , seating and polite crew . Good part was the flight was on time and on couple of occasions before time arrival . Great entertainment options in the flight ."
Cons: "I had requested vegiterian food but they were short of veg food options . they did not have enough veg food on board from Doha to Nagpur . also it would be great if they considered more interesting menu ."

Cons: "You canceled our flight in the last minute. we were starting our holidays and missed one day included the booking reservation. We didn't get any refund regarding this issue. On the other hand, i booked my special meal and never received it."

Pros: "Staff were friendly, food was good, and the plane was nice."
Cons: "In the bathrooms there was only one type of tissue paper beside the toilet paper. Adding a thicker paper towel like most airlines do would be better so that passengers can clean up any water splashes as soft tissue is not effective for this."

Pros: "Flew from Frankfurt to Doha in Business 1A. Being a gold member and buz class received extra attention and the flight supervisor did a commendable job."
Cons: "Nothing as such"

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

Pros: "Good spacing. comfy seats."
Cons: "Staff were just not aware of clients needs. walked passed without even glancing to see raised hands, etc"

Pros: ". ."

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

Pros: "Very friendly flight staff."

Pros: "The staff was friendly throughout and boarding was quick. There were no delays in taking off. They had also helped organize a hotel for the long layover including meal vouchers, visa, and return transfers."
Cons: "During meal times they didn't ask the person ahead of me to put their seat up which made it difficult to eat. They also ran out of quite a few meal options on the various flights I took."

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: "A380 FLIGHT! Woo Hoo!"

Pros: "Crew was better and helpful"

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: "Amazing crew!! Lots of entertainment options. Food decent. Better than on trip from Seattle to Dubai. Check in Bathrooms kept clean on long flight We were encouraged to walk around"
Cons: "Boarding cumbersome We left Dubai late and arrived Seattle late. It was a little g flight already and the extra seat time of the delay was difficult."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Double seat on economy class upper deck"

Pros: "The crew was efficient"
Cons: "Live news broadcast"

Cons: "Stuff not helpful, rude and not helping at all despite us being with a baby"

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

Cons: "Nothing as such"

Pros: "Fabulous flight and trip to Australia"

Pros: "Good food friendly staff"

Cons: "there is a technical issue with the headset input and thus the entertainment system did not work."

Pros: "Fabulous cabin crew. Found me celery sticks for my Bloody Mary."
Cons: "Ran out of second meal option pretty quickly."

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

Cons: "Food was pretty bad."

Pros: "Smooth flight, courteous staff"

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"

Cons: "Despite me telling the crew a number of times that he temperature was FAR too low, no change was made. Now I am not a first time flyer and I know flights can get cold. I had a sweatshirt, socks, shoes, two blankets wrapped and it was still cold to the point that I put the blanket over my head. When I looked around the flight almost every single person was completely wrapped in blankets and had hoods, sarees, and scarves wrapped around their heads. I had my 1 year old infant who already had a head cold that I feel was worsened by the cold dry air. I spent my first few days in Kolkata pretty sick. I know the cold air doesn’t cause the illness but it certainly worsened any stuffy nose I had into a full blown cold and chest congestion. I was VERY upset by the discomfort on this flight especially after having a wonderful flight with Emirates from New York to Dubai. I really felt like the crew did not care despite clear discomfort the passengers were feeling. It was incredible how visible the discomfort was yet nothing was done to fix the temperature. The freezing cold air kept blowing right on everyone theoughout the flight."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Worse food Old flight Late boarding"

Pros: "Expenting better from the Airline and Airport. Airpor has only 2 lounges at other terminals for passengers flying either Delta or United, Not for Emirstes and no Priority Pass. The service was not as expected, took me more than 25 min to get a flight attendant to reach my seat to request a glass of water... when I went to the back of the plane to get water I was told to get back to my sest since seatbelt sign was on (it happend to be turned on for 12 hrs over a 14hr flight... Other than that service is better, than modt of US airlines. I flight frequently and I have boarded Emirates before, economy and business, I feel that they do not deserve best airline qualification for economy, fir example KLM is much better."
Cons: "Attention of Flight Attendants Wait before boarding No major airline alliance or frequent flyer program For pay WIFI a complicated selection in the menu and no runs for extra water or drinks Old headphones not compatible eith other comercialized and used by the rest of the world."

Pros: "The sitting is nice with good leg room"
Cons: "Can’t think of anything I don’t like."

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

Cons: "Emirates chairs couldn't decline recline"

Pros: "I liked the entertainment and the cabin crew is very welcomjng and nice smaile on their faces."
Cons: "The leg room for tall guys isrediculous and if i had to get more leroom even in international flights they r charging. Ive not bren charged in domestic flights till now for leg room. And the food shoydl be changed and please give sime yhing more filling."

Pros: "www.Web.HR"

Pros: "Very clean. New fixtures nice screen"

Pros: "The excellent service and the very attentive cabin crews."

Pros: "It felt comfortable."

Cons: "Overall handling of delay and missed connection flight was disappointing. The meal voucher that was given was of no use. Absolutely disappointed with the overall handling of the situation that day."

Cons: "Broke my bags."

Cons: "Maria was very rude and not pleasant."

Cons: "the new laptop/camera rule. not enough cushion with bubble wrap, no organization. the crowd and lines werent managed. there isnt insurance available in case anything happens to them since it's out of our hands."

Cons: "Flight got delayed and had to stay in Dubai over night. I was provided with the hotel voucher when I enquiried about the delay but the staff did not give me enough information how to get to the hotel. He seems so caught up with other stuff. I was standing there clueless. The sceen on entertainment unit was too dark and the buttons were not working properly on the screen."

Pros: "Seats are a bit narrow,but enough room for legs."

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."

Cons: "Baggage collection slow still waiting"

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

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"

Pros: "Entertainment Food Friendly Flight Crews"
Cons: "Had to rush to the next flight in Dubai."

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: "Wow totally worth it. I'm now spoiled by how fantastic this airline is. Entertainment, service, food, and comfort. If emirates is flying to my destination I will for sure use them."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Check-in was efficient and staff were extremely helpful. Flight itself was comfortable, food was actually tasty, and in-flight entertainment was great. Overall an amazing experience compared to US carriers."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit disorganized."

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 will only fly Emirates when available to my destination from now on."

Cons: "When at the Dubai plane got delayed for 3 hours they did not make the announcement and nobody knew what is going on. That main man at the counter did it behaves the way they should. More then 3 hours delay with 500 people have lots of questions. Need to answer with lot of patients. The manger behavior was not appropriate with one lady with the kids."

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: "My check in luggage was torn. The handle was ripped off from one side. :("

Cons: "We had selected row 47 for our seats and this seat allocation was confirmed on our itinerary. However, at check in time, the airline arbitrarily changed our seats to row 83 without even letting us know. This is unfair and wrong. Wheelchair was booked but not provided . I think this is because of your staff please check it . It seems that it was sold"

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

Pros: "Meals, comfort, and crew all above average."
Cons: "Nothing really"

Cons: "Better attitude of head attendant. Need to improve food. Not attentive."

Pros: "The crew is not so amazing and the food is not so good.They only serve pork and sea food..i don't eat those food for my religion and i asked for another food anything as long as i had something for im starving, for they never had another food to give? You mean i cannot have food while boarding the plane? Im starving and they don't gibe us any food to eat even if i asked them if theres anything . And that is a total not agreeable we are 3 people riding the plane myself and my kids and we did not have anything to eat. The crew is rude when I asked something instead of looking for another food is theres any. I paid for my flight including the food and i was not able to eat."
Cons: "Crew serving food should be nice and make sure that all passengers have food to eat especially if one, two or three or more doesn't eat pork and shrimp..if only i could i could transfer plane at that moment i will do it. Hope they will not feel the way i feel i was starving the whole flight.."

Cons: "Extremely bad service at the ticket counter. Really disappointed, really disappointed"

Cons: "Chose emergency exit on Cathay 777-300. Terrible.. was squished like a sardine! And I was in window seat... was not even able to eat! Worst economy class I have been in years!!! Never again...."

Cons: "The flight was delayed and I almost missed my connecting flight to Oslo."

Pros: "Everything was great ❣️"
Cons: "✨Nothing ✨"

Cons: "Better room in leg and width. Hotter food and tastier."

Pros: "Cathay pacific is very professional. 100 times better than American Airlines in general"

Pros: "Wheelchair assistance..very dignified"
Cons: "There was a mixup for special meal that i ordered...wrong marking of seat number,even after having a prepaid confimed seat"

Cons: "The food service could have been better . Quality is poor ! There was one lunch service, breakfast service and one snack service through 19.5 hours of nonstop flight. We were hungry through out as the quantities were so little and barely there . The toilets were bad and didn’t even carry tissues"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Same as before. Dirty and smelly. Food was ok."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "The accommodation/attendance from the flight crews. They looked like they have just been deployed from training."

Pros: "Crew very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Delayed because of a sick passenger"

Pros: "Yup all gud"
Cons: "All gud"

Pros: "The food was okay which is much better than the outbound flight."
Cons: "The seat is quite narrow but it's okay for me. However, I do think bigger people might have problems with it."

Cons: "It was a 14 hour flight and my head phone jack didn't work"

Pros: "haagan daz chocolate ice cream was a surprise"
Cons: "the rice with fish didn’t taste that nice and the veggy was a bit overcooked"

Pros: "Cabot crew very nice an professional."
Cons: "I wanted an aisle seat but I got stuck with a middle seat."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The overall service is great for the airfare price I paid. Can’t complaint! That being said, I would definitely use Cathay Pacific again in the future for this price range."
Cons: "The smaller plane (and thus smaller seat) in the 2nd leg of 3+ hour flight. Food is OK, but I can’t complain for the price I paid."

Pros: "The staff being very attentive & prompt , great service"
Cons: "Seats not comfortable for a long haul flights"

Pros: "Good seat - request granted"

Pros: "The staff and there were great movies on the flight."
Cons: "That you had to special order vegetarian options or they wouldn’t have any sometimes, and I couldn’t online check in so I couldn’t make the special order."

Pros: "Flight and service were excellent on all accounts including food."
Cons: "Boarding was not organized in Hong Kong. Passengers were not called in groups, and therefore, an unorganized line formed between seats. Staff did not clearly tell passengers when boarding was taking place, and where to form lines. I was very surprised."

Pros: "Amazing ground staff that was quick and experienced. Great choice of airport lounges. Newer plane."
Cons: "Food was very disgusting and plane was not properly cleaned."

Cons: "The check in crew were not very helpful. I was asking for help but he didn’t even suggested a solution. Instead he kept ok saying he can’t do anything which is really disappointing. He is in a customer service area, he should be more accommodating."

Pros: "I wasn’t"
Cons: "I didn’t like the fact I had a different gate on my boarding pass. We were waiting at terminal 2 for 5 hours thingking that’s where our gate was. One hour before our boarding I come to find out that our gate was in a whole other terminal, we almost missed our flight. We would have missed it if I didnt as the ticket counter when is the Seattle flight going to go up on the screen. Poor communication on Alaska airlines part. Not very happy with that I had to rush to the other terminal because I had the wrong information on my boarding pass."

Cons: "Delayed departure Last minute gate change Very very late baggage arrival"

Pros: "Entertainment was good. There was a lot of movies to choose from."
Cons: "Not enough padding on the seats for long distance travel. Not enough leg room. Not enough baggage bin over top of your seat people from other seats put their luggage on your overhead bins."

Pros: "Most crew very helpful. Great movie and music selection."
Cons: "Middle row every time and difficult to get out.(economy). Out of the Asian meal again for people in the back of the plane. Was unable to check in on line for some reason, but taken care of at airport."

Pros: "Ana toyko has 3meals cathay has 2 almpst 16 hours and long fliggt ana has better spacing and bring snacks to you you dont have ask. And i couldnt choose seats till check in ana i coul f"

Pros: "The cabin crew were great. Very helpful and they professional."
Cons: "Dubai was foggy, they diverted us to Alfugaire. Supposedly for an hour time but we stayed for 4 hours and almost missed our connection. Not nice."

Pros: "I do the Canada-Australia trip fairly often to see my family, and Cathay-Pacific is my new fave. Cheaper than the usual, no problematic stops in the US and everything went perfectly smoothly. Thanks for looking after me!"

Pros: "Friendly crew. Above average food offerings. Wide selection of entertainment choices on individual entertainment console."
Cons: "Seat cushions not comfortable. Power outlets dont work consistently (both USB and AC outlets). No individual air vents."

Pros: "The crew was very cordial and respectful."
Cons: "My son did not do well with the food on the trip. He became ill. The food did not smell particularly delicious."

Pros: "friendliness of crew and ease of boarding"
Cons: "food was ok"

Pros: "The food"
Cons: "seat did not recline."

Pros: "Spacious seating, good food, excellent trip overall!"

Cons: "I didn't like the Hindu meal that was offered to me but other then that everything was next to perfect ."

Pros: "Comfortable flat bed, good food, and very good care by the stewardess (esp Irene?, not sure of the name)"
Cons: "Entertainment. Would prefer more documentaries and more South Asian music."

Pros: "service, organized, seats, movie options, temperature"

Cons: "We were 40 minutes late leaving L.A. and I missed my connecting flight in Hong Kong. Had to wait two and half hours for the next flight to Bangkok!"

Pros: "Smooth, quiet and comfortable overnight flight from Vancouver to JFK"

Pros: "Seats not so comfortable Crew very loud & rude. Made a fuss about serving us ice creams, when it was being served to all other passengers. Said not included in special meal and was served to us as an extra as a favour. (Not a big deal, but the attitude was not appealing)."

Pros: "Have always liked the hindu vegetarian meals and movie selection."
Cons: "It was frustrating as the flight kept getting delayed by 30 mins and 60 mins interval - should we go to the lounge? can someone tell us what was happening? Maybe if someone on twitter could respond? Pity passengers travelling with young children - it was rough."

Pros: "It was very worm...I told the 3 times...and it did not make a difference."
Cons: "They should have ac vents like most other airlines."

Pros: "I enjoyed the professionalism and sharp attire of the crew. The boarding process was easy and the plane cleanliness was impecable."

Cons: "Lack of communication for boarding. For 5 o'clock flight we were told at 4.30 flight is delayed by half hot for "technical" reasons and boarding will start at 5. Actual boarding started at 5.30, flight took off at 6."

Pros: "I only like the hand sanitizer and a mask that gave us"
Cons: "The food they service was bad"

Cons: "I love it"

Cons: "Didn't happen. My first leg to Athens was canceled which created a humongous headache since it ended up canceling my return flights. Air Canada had to put me on completely new flights there and back. I think this has taught me to go directly through an airline. Justfly was not helpful. Neither was Turkish airlines."

Cons: "The booking experience was exceptionally bad. Never again through you."

Pros: "The puntuality funny information video."
Cons: "-"

Pros: "Everything is nice with Turkish airlines"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Plane delayed Missed connection"

Pros: "Got ticket for a good price."

Pros: "leaving and arrival on time."
Cons: "No leg space in economy."

Cons: "Bumpy ride"

Cons: "space little cramped but maybe same with other airlines in economy."

Pros: "Everything went perfect."

Pros: "Its was sooo goood, thanks"

Pros: "Noghing"
Cons: "They didnt care about the damages caused to us"

Cons: "You broke my suitcase"

Pros: "Not bad"
Cons: "Okay"

Pros: "every think"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "They offer 3 meals"

Cons: "Screaming babies"

Cons: "Alaways delays"

Pros: "Everything good"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Treated very poorly no hotel stay in the airport for 24 hour"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Very nice journey. Personel super, they help everysecond"
Cons: "I want to read other newspapers They have use only one boice"

Pros: "All the staff was polit"

Cons: "There was no child meal dispite us ordering it."

Cons: "No no WiFi. Boarding time was late. Took over two hours. Management staff in the office was inconsiderate and rude."

Pros: "Very uncomfortable seat. Very narrow walk way to lavatory."

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: "THENK YOU!"

Cons: "Excellent"

Pros: "Breakfast"
Cons: "Old-style video screen and console"

Cons: "Several TVs were not working. While some were repaired the TV for my viewing did not work. Though it was set right it failed raw weal times."

Pros: "All"

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

Cons: "boarding was horrible of both legs of my Turkish Airline. The Istanbul Airport is a total disaster and dysfunctional. Experience delays in both baggage and flights."

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: "Turkish airlines never gave me notice or explanation. At least Kayak gave me notice and i appreciate."

Cons: "We had long line in boarding"

Pros: "I requested a special meal because i am vegetarian, in spite of confirmation twice, i got it only once, the air host showed me a list for special meals where my name was missing....."

Pros: "The timing The price"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "Thoughtful crew. a passenger near me was feeling ill on the plane and crew acted quickly and their was little disruption to others. personal screen for inflight entertainment good food, reasonable portions. good space for economy class."

Pros: "Cheap"

Pros: "They were able to serve a quick meal with beverage in a short time"

Cons: "Ecxxlent bnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnbbbbbbbbb"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Good meal and outstanding video options."
Cons: "Gate security in Cairo was a hassle but not Turkish Air's fault."

Pros: "This Transavia Airlines is not good at all."
Cons: "Many things cheaper does mean better."

Pros: "Salimos a tiempo . El business es muy confortable"
Cons: "La comida horrible . No se limpian los baños"

Pros: "The crew was very kind"

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

Pros: "Klm's consistantly high standards in everything they do."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Muslim food"

Pros: "The crew tried to be helpful but were equally frustrated with the ground crew."
Cons: "Follow your own policies. Allow people to board (economy plus) with their hand luggage who have followed all the rules and chosen a seat in the front of the plane. My daughter and my KLM approved baggage were taken by the boarding crew while allowing other passengers to go with more than allowed"

Cons: "Half the screens were not working - crew were made aware but nothing was done. Vegetarian choices were poor to non-existent ; I witnessed crew insist to a passenger that there were no vegetarian options! They finally cobbled something together for him but not a pleasant experience"

Pros: "The crew was amazing, flight on schedule and good entertainment."
Cons: "Space is just reasonable on a long flight, even if there's seats more spacious that you could choose if you pay more."

Pros: "Crew was great, very responsive and hospitable!"
Cons: "more lunch choices, especially choices without dairy products."

Pros: "The crew was great. The soecial meal request was hadled well despite oversight."
Cons: "Soecial meal request was made in advance but overlooked. Did not mind it so much as eating less is not a bad idea! To err is human."

Pros: "Onboard crew were nice and polite. Flight was on time (a rarity)."
Cons: "The boarding crew was rude and unpleasant, the plane was boiling hot."

Cons: "They left my bag off the plane. Ridiculous."

Pros: "Everything was good except for the entertainment consul for one of our seats."
Cons: "One of our entertainment consuls had to be rebooted 4 times and still didn’t work. We gave up asking."

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

Cons: "Inflight was better than I expected. But needs upgrading air crafts."

Cons: "Turn the lights on early making it hard to sleep"

Cons: "Landlords gave an unpleasant service! Which continued with late of 50min of the flight, they didn’t do anything to help/ to provide the passengers the answers. The food was cold It was comfort place to sit. Bad experience with KLM"

Pros: "Staff very pleasant"
Cons: "Evening snack was not the greatest breakfast was pretty food"

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Excellent service. A meal , drink and a coffee included which we were not expecting."

Pros: "Comfortable and well laid out seat area"
Cons: "Food was a little substandard for business class"

Pros: "I bought the Airport tickets for my Russian friend. However customs would not allow her to board the plane unfortunately. That's not Kayaks fault. I would definitely book with Kayak again. Many thanks."

Cons: "You are almost always late!"

Pros: "Good services!"

Pros: "Left ontime and service was excellent."

Pros: "Really friendly staff. Great service"

Pros: "I got some rest"
Cons: "unable to charge my phone or watch movies"

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

Pros: "The aircraft was clean"
Cons: "The food was terrible, wifi was extremely expensive (Delta had free messaging over their wifi)"

Pros: "Good flights. Good prices."

Pros: "The food was excelent"
Cons: "I have to pay to pay a little more confort"

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: "Cabin Crew was awesome."
Cons: "Entertainment System was not working and no Non-veg food option in flight."

Pros: "was very quick"

Pros: "Equally friendly crew and experience. It was complimented by the time we got to spend in the fantastic KLM lounge while we waited for the flight."
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "newer plane, good staff"
Cons: "need better and more food options, more often"

Pros: "I really like the spaciousness, the plug ins and general service"
Cons: "I have a dairy allergy but had no option to prepurchase a dairy free meal. It made for a very unenjoyable flight as I couldn't eat anything they had. What was worse was after I told them of my situation they said they understood and had a meal that would do but there was cheese, yogurt, milk chocolate, etc."

Pros: "Catering is ok"
Cons: "Seats comfort really old school"

Pros: "That we didn't crash"
Cons: "Being delayed and missing my connecting flight. No entertainment onboard (for hours and hours)."

Pros: "No chargers or tv on planes"
Cons: "At Amsterdam we were told that our checkin luggage wouldn't be at Sydney!! Some low fat meals were terrible!"

Pros: "The crew were lovely and welcoming. We was given snacks and drinks on the flight which was great. Take off was a bit delayed but boarding was smooth. Couldn't complain about the comfort as was only just over an hours flight."

Pros: "Everything was good. The crew was very friendly and attentive. The plane was comfortable, with great entertainment on the personal screens. The food was delicious. Flight was on time and actually arrived early, but then we had to wait for a gate (not the airline's fault)."
Cons: "No complaints at all."

Pros: "Night flight so no entertainment allowed sleeping"
Cons: "Kosher food could be improved"

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: "Did not get the luggage from connecting flight from Amsterdan to Basel"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth and hassle free, crew were friendly and helpful, food and drinks were very good, entertainment system is awesome and up to date with latest contents, good flight overall"
Cons: "Cabin noise and air conditioning too cold, didn't sleep well"

Pros: "Good food, good entertainment system, comfortable seating."
Cons: "Only one toilet working in business class. A crew member told me that it was a decision to fly with only one toilet to ensure no delay. There was a disgusting stench of sewerage for the complete flight from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. This was in all likelihood due to the broken toilet on the left side."

Pros: "There was no flight! So it's one thing that you have to cancel the flight because of fog; but rebooking us the next day on a flight through New York that doesn't exist, was way below the standard of care I would expect from any airline. Apparently, the NY to LAX flight that KLM booked us on, was only one leg of the flight to Sydney Australia; and according to some airline agreement, only Australian nationals are permitted to take that flight! Running around at JFK from terminal four, to terminal seven, to terminal eight, back to terminal four, to get a flight out, was a bit much considering how tired we were – not to mention hungry, since KLM neglected to provide the kosher meals we had requested with plenty of time – BOTH going to and returning from Europe."

Cons: "I wasn't sitting next to my partner and we sat on the Tarmac for 45 minutes after the flight was already delayed by 30 minutes."

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