This flight never happened because Kayak and ChatDeal let me buy this flight without notifying me that Japan still has a travel ban in place for individual tourists. They only refunded me $1100 of the almost $1700 I paid initially.
The check in/boarding pass was very easy. The lounge usage were great on both airports. Boarding were very smooth and effecient. In flight entertainment was very nice but Tokyo-NYC inflight meals were pretty bad, especially breakfast pasta. it came out with pasta not fully cooked.
never had a chance to get on the plane
Very, wry kind, helpful and polite.
All the Japan airlines staff from the checkin agents to the air hostess were all very courteous and helpful.
the biggest disappointments was, we were not informed of all the information we need, on our scheduled trip coming back to US.. We've tried a lot of times calling and send an email asking about any procedures that we might need to know upon our return trip, but unfortunately there was no response either at all. then came the horrific day of our return trip to US. after an hour and a half being in the long line, we are surprised when one of the airline staff announce that we need to prepare all documents needed including ANTIGEN TEST. This was the start of our horrific experience on that day. Were told different information from other sources, but heard nothing from JAL, as mentioned earlier that we tried calling them to ask for any info for our flight. Long story short as a result of this horrific misfortune caused by this airline, aside from the unexpected huge expenses that we incurred, as of this moment this problem is not yet resolve as we called them letting them of the situation happened to us in our recent Manila trip going to Seattle May 31, 2022.
JAL is a good flight to visit Far East, especially Thailand for a discounted fares:-)
There were about 20 people on the flight. It was like getting business-class service from the crew.
Pros: "33" seats"
Pros: "Crew and service were outstanding!"
Cons: "I would have liked the ebooks section of the entertainment options expanded. I love to read and that would have greatly distracted from the discomfort of having to sit so long in such cramped quarters."
Pros: "Boarding very efficient."
Pros: "All exquisite dishes they served were excellent !"
Cons: "Kiosk, bag service, One World Integration"
Pros: "The boarding process ran very smoothly and they dropped us off right in front of the stairs of the plane so we didn’t get wet in the rain amazing"
Pros: "On time. Boarding was great. Flight wasn’t full so plenty of room to stretch out."
Cons: "This was a JetStar flight, not JAL as the title says. I've only had good experiences with JAL. Despite paying for two pieces of baggage, I had to pay an extra charge. One of my pieces was a pair of light skis (5kg, well below the allowed 20kg) that were apparently too long for normal baggage. It is just another way to extract an extra fee. Seat spacing on Jet Star is dismal. Thankfully it was a short flight"
Pros: "Everything ! Makes me what to travel to Japan more."
Cons: "I loved it"
Pros: "JAL is great!"
Pros: "It was short flight.. I slept good through."
Pros: "I liked everything with JAL. Seats are comfortable, good food, excellent service."
Cons: "BA flight with poorer screens and food than JAL"
Pros: "The crew was friendly, and the view from the window was stunning."
Cons: "There wasn't enough leg space; it would be nice if the entertainment system had usb charging available."
Pros: "The crew, the flight, the pilot to cabin communications, the food, USB hookup, and the movie selection was amazing. I am so happy that I flew Japan Airlines on my return trip. I would highly recommend them for your international travels."
Cons: "The flight was extremely late to leave and I almost missed my connecting flight in Osaka"
Pros: "No major disasters, comfortable seats, on time."
Pros: "Flight was half full so was able to take aisle seat."
Cons: "Fight attendant service was poor. Even getting water for meal, the attendant 'forgets' to bring it."
Pros: "Plane is modern with good in flight entertainment and a usb charger to keep your mobile devices charged."
Cons: "Because it is Japan Airlines, the food is authentically Japanese. Unlike US based international flights, they only serve one meal with zero alternatives."
Pros: "Good quality food. Between-meal snacks. Great selection of media entertainment. Convenient power available at each seat including USB right in front of you. Many handy pockets in front of you for storing various items."
Cons: "Little surprised that the attendants were a little difficult to understand in English. I imagined their English would be pretty good."
Pros: "Business class seat was good."
Cons: "Temperature was kept too hot to sleep comfortably. Service a little slow. It took almost 3 hours to finish the first meal."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and the seating was comfortable."
Cons: "It was an evening flight, but the cabin lights were never dimmed, so it was difficult to rest."
Pros: "Simply excellent !!!"
Pros: "Crew service is adequate. There's not much to complain about. Also I like they always put extra stuff on a table in the back, in case any passenger want to get extra between meals."
Cons: "The aisle is getting narrower and narrower. I sat by the aisle, and my elbow sometimes got in the way inadvertently or unintentionally."
Pros: "From start to finish, we were amazed by the customer service of Japan Airlines. Altogether we we had a 14-hour day or so of flying with two small children and it could have easily been a 20-hour-or-more day of flying had Japan Airlines not been so great at what they do. We can't say enough about how amazed and blessed we were by their customer service."
Cons: "Having to pay for wifi and not having access to power outlets. Everything else was amazing and honestly these minor things were very forgivable given the great entertainment choices that came along with the plan ride and and the amazing customer service."
Pros: "Clean aircraft. More space between seats. Pleasant, eager to please cabin crew. Good movie choices."
Cons: "The food was no better than any other airplane food."
Pros: "Excellent overall, crew is very attentive and courteous. Food is better than most airlines Every thing is fine. Boarding is orderly. Crew very courteous. Movie selection is good.. We have been flying JAL for a few times and never regret"
Pros: "attentive flight attendants, the aircraft looked reallly nice & they gave me a good seating position w/ more leg room"
Cons: "on a 12 hour flight they served meals only twice, at the beginning and at the end.. i was really starving in-between for somethign heavier (though u can ask for those biscuits etc).."
Pros: "I forgot to make prior arrangements for a special meal due to allergy concerns. I notified the crew onboard, and they were attentive to my issue and helped me avoid certain foods which may cause an allergy attack."
Cons: "The seats felt very dated and uncomfortable. The entertainment options were very limited."
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 schedule was convenient to get to Tokyo quickly Check in was fast"
Cons: "The food was more "modest" than I'm used to, but my expectations aren't high"
Pros: "the crew was extraordinarily helpful in getting me through customs with my luggage which i was lead to believe did not need to be looked at in Tokyo because it was checked through to Osaka by finding me taking me back through customs and onto the flight in time for its departure. JAL's crews on both flights and the ground personnel were very courteous and always extremely helpful."
Pros: "Customer service was awesome and the food was good"
Pros: "My son and I enjoyed the courteous and genuinely friendly service and attention from all flight personnel paid too us to ensure a wonderful experience to and from Japan. From Hawaii JAL manager upon check in concern for my son not feeling well to the attendant realizing we spoke no Japanese to apologize and begin conversing in English, every one was pleasant and professional in desire to please us and make our trip so comfortable."
Pros: "the flight attendants were fantastic"
Pros: "The most polite staff that I have ever met. Very accommodating and concerned about our ride over the pacific ocean. I am a vegetarian and forgot to fill order my meal online. The staff was amazing in handling this, offering me everything else they had that wasn't meat. The economy seats were the most comfortable i can remember for an over night flight."
Cons: "The only critique that I would have is on the first flight, they took a while to get our dinner trays, but the second flight was prompt. This just be due to my seat being all the way up front."
Pros: "The crew were cooperative and the supplies were good"
Cons: "The chairs were not comfortable and the toilets were so dirty"
Pros: "I booked a flight with JAL; my flight to Japan shafted me with American only. But, this flight was premo! The plane was bigger, more room. The entertainment was much much better than the American Airlines archive. The seats and accessories like pillow, blanket, etc. again much better. 12hr flight was over in what felt like about 5hrs (I watched Star Wars and Hunger Games)."
Cons: "The fact I'm too poor to get a premium or above seat."
Pros: "Very cramped for business class, old equipment. Poor quality food."
Pros: "Everything keep it up!"
Cons: "I was not aware that I flew in Narita and flew out of another airport."
Pros: "Food, seat comfort, service"
Pros: "The seat was great."
Cons: "Overall, it was a great experience. Boarding is very fast compared to US airlines."
Pros: "Entire crew members, food, drink, hospitality & aircraft."
Cons: "I am diabetic & would have been better if I could get a aisle seat as I requested otherwise I didn’t have to wake up too often my both side passengers!! We were few Indian passengers missing our Hindi movies..."
Pros: "The staff is friendly with attention to detail"
Pros: "Same level of exceptional service on this second leg of my journey. I am looking forward to my next two flights with ANA when i return home."
Cons: "Couldn’t print or get boarding pass for this connecting flight which was a bit annoying. Other than that, everything was amazing"
Pros: "- Friendly staff. - Excellent service and boarding easiness. - Kayak's excellent price."
Cons: "- Entertainment had limited movies. - Food could have more selection for business class. - Loung in Japan is not the greatest and overcrowded. - Boarding from Japan to KUL was very poor specially in packing people like sardine in the shuttle."
Pros: "Even though the flight was around 45 min, still got a nice cup of consomme soup while I was working on the in-flight WiFi. Overall good for a short flight but basic interior with poor visibility of safety video on 787-9."
Cons: "Boarding is a bit chaotic. Only people at the front of the queue can see the correct places to stand, so many people were trying to push in the front of the queue because the signs weren't visible from some angles or from far away. Basically couldn't see the inflight safety videos from my seat (17K) because of the curvature of the overhead bins and positions of the few screens (no seat-back monitors)."
Pros: "The 787 was awesome. Very comfortable. Great staff and service."
Cons: "The dinner was served too late, not right after take off. Also, the portions were way too small."
Pros: "Very nice, new plane. Clean bathrooms. Good amount of legroom. Polite staff. Easy check-in process. Kid-friendly. God entertainment system."
Cons: "Limited entertainment options for kids."
Cons: "Sitting space"
Pros: "Everything went well. ANA customer service wonderful, both at the counter and on the plane. Loved the meals, and fun to watch the available movies and shows at your seat."
Pros: "Overall comfort was good"
Cons: "Drinks like fruit juices were given in too small portions like a quarter cup by stewardess; as if the drinks were being saved or rationed Not much choice for movies. Movies were not well selected"
Pros: "service..service..service and ontime performance"
Pros: "The staff is very nice."
Cons: "The exonomy seats."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff. Although flight was delayed slightly with boarding, flight crew maintained same flight time, thus not adding any further delays."
Cons: "Meal options and/or supplied should be expended to expend options passengers have, especially if one option runs out."
Pros: "Legroom is good, you don't need to recline the seat"
Cons: "Food wasn't the best"
Pros: "The ANA crew were very sweet and accommodating"
Cons: "Very unhappy over the first leg. Nothing indicated it was a United Airline flight to be boarded at United Airline terminal in LAX. Seat selected at time of booking was not honored since selection has to be done on United Air's web site. Did not get the meal I ordered for the same reason. Very short time to get from arrival gate to the connecting gate at Haneda."
Cons: "Both flights took off late one flight was over an hour late I missed my connecting flights and was forced to take 2 additional flights instead of my direct flight The food is Japanese cuisine, if you are ok with experimenting and like their cooking. The flight attendants were not able to communicate with us in English regarding our missed flights"
Pros: "Incredible service"
Pros: "Flight spot on time."
Cons: "Can't think of a better thing"
Pros: "Flight on time."
Cons: "Stuck in middle seat between 2 teenagers & reading light on top was on next to me the whole flight from Haneda to Los Angeles."
Pros: "Food was great!"
Cons: "The Japanese crew were not very good at English!"
Cons: "The crew were not as friendly and welcoming, especially to coach passenger like me. There were too many announcements and interruptions. Not sure why but it was unnecessary to have too many, can't rest or sleep nor continue with viewing the entertainment provided. It seemed like a tired crew this time. The food was not good."
Pros: "Great food on ANA flight from Malaysia to Tokyo."
Pros: "The airline made sure my family sat together when I couldn't get seats together online. The food was waaaaaay better than the US carriers, and the service was impeccable. 5 stars for ANA all around!"
Pros: "Courteous and friendly staff, clean aircraft and on-time schedule."
Cons: "There was nothing I did not like."
Pros: "Excellent plane, accessories. Friendly staff as you expect from ANA. Very comfortable trip."
Pros: "Great service, excellent and curteous. Clean cabin"
Cons: "Food can be improved, economy seats are tight. Movie selection not as vast as SQ and Cathay."
Pros: "ANA has one of the best friendly and courteous service. I was kept well fed through my flight and had a smooth flight."
Cons: "I wish the English announcements were not in so heavily thick accent and more understandable. Transfer from the plane to the airport is quite tedious when the plane is parked away from the airport. I wish they would make transferring carry-on more disabled friendly."
Cons: "The food quality was slightly lower than that on the outboud flight. I ordered Hindu Meal."
Pros: "Was able to request a gluten-free meal for the flight"
Pros: "The middle seats were seperated, so I had my own arm rests"
Pros: "The service is first rate even in economy seating. Attentive flight crew. Excellent airline."
Pros: "Cabin was clean and really comfortable seats. The crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Choices of food."
Pros: "As always, the Japanese customer service is wonderful - I have no complaints in that department!"
Cons: "The boarding process is pretty annoying....they do not board until minutes before the flight time and we still had to take a bus to the actual plane. We took off late (which, personally, at this point, I had just been on a 14 hour flight plus the 2 hours layover) - a delay just added to the exhaustion. Also, the plane was very old and very hot...even though it was only a one hour flight, it was very uncomfortable and outdated."
Pros: "Very friendly and attentive service, good movie selection on new screens."
Cons: "TSA-style pat-down at the gate in Narita before allowed to board."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient the crew was polite, professional and helpful, seats were comfortable, and the food was surprisingly good."
Cons: "We kept delaying our flight half hour to 45 minutes at a time from 5 o'clock in the evening to one in the morning and then they canceled the flight at one in the morning after sitting there all day"
Pros: "I liked that each seat had a foot rest. The food was very good you get a haaggen dazs ice cream during one of the meals. The food wasn't filling but that's to be expected so bring snacks if your own. The flight was smooth no issues and the flight attendants were very attentive. Had a tv with movies and the personal tv also had games like a game system."
Cons: "I disliked that the seating did not have its own personal air. At times I would get hot."
Pros: "The staff was so kind and quick to make everyone feel so comfortable. And the plane itself was already super roomy, so time flew as I spared the skies like I was back home in my living room."
Pros: "The food was great. Very responsive flight crew."
Cons: "There was no information about connecting flights before landing."
Cons: "The captain failed to update the passengers and crew of significant change in flight path and delay. The flight flew off course for almost 30 minutes, while the flight attendants required everyone to remain seated due to supposed turbulence. We felt no turbulence for almost 25 mins. No update was given to passengers while we flew far off course. I motioned to the flight attendant, who was seated due to turbulence warning, to ask why we were off-course, but she could not get up. Many passengers were pointing to the flight path animation, to point out that we were flying straight north, instead of southeast. The flight attendant then called the captain for an update, and then the captain finally made an announcement about weather delays around shanghai."
Pros: "Everyone crew members was very friendly and helpful. I"
Pros: "crews have good attitude"
Cons: "flight from kuala lumpur to narita is not for mobility impaired person, one has to take a flight of stair down to tarmac then board a bus, then on to the airport itself."
Pros: "I liked my seat. It was in the first row behind first class. The ticket lady was very nice and patient"
Cons: "I was very frustrated because I thought I had 90 minutes between flights but by the time I got my luggage it was too late to get my scheduled plane. This forced me to wait two hours for the next plane after I had been on a plane for 13 hours."
Pros: "The movie selection and food served were pleasant surprises."
Cons: "Sore butt after 10 hours , but that's hardly anyone's fault. No complaints about my experience. 10/10"
If they had fruits as snacks that would have been nice
If they have fruits as snacks that would have been good.
More Indian movies Travel kits were not provided in business class
Food could have been better. Entertainment was the same during both June and July. It could have been changed.
Singapore airlines has resumed after Covid selling premium services but not opened lounges to cater for the demand you cannot get a seat in their lounges and social distancing is non existent. I wouldn't pay for services you don't get so be aware.
Best airline ever for economy
Pros: "The crew was excellent."
Cons: "The business seats at B777-300ER was very uncomfortable for a long distance trip with duration of 14,5 hours."
Pros: "Three of us were sitting separately. Airline is able to accommodate us so that we get to sit together in a section where there is extra leg room."
Pros: "Crew could have been less rude"
Pros: "The crew was very polite and very helpful. Boarding process was smooth and easy, however, the Singapore airport has security checks at every gate prior to boarding. This meant that after clearing this security process at the gate, bathrooms were not available until after boarding the flight and drinking water stations were not easily found in the secure boarding area. The aircraft was comfortable, menus were distributed early so that meal options could be made with full information in advance. The food was good and made available at routine intervals."
Cons: "On a 14 hour flight, staying well hydrated is very critical and difficult. It would have been nice for the crew to make more frequent trips through the cabin to offer just water refills to keep passengers hydrated and reduce plastic cup usage."
Pros: "Plane was super clean and comfortable. A long flight but we'll cared for by host."
Pros: "Very comfortable; excellent service"
Pros: "Everything is perfect, the crew services are very warm and professional, I strongly believe that Singapore airlines is the best in world as I tried many airlines but I don’t see like their them, I will strongly recommend and I will be their customer for any flight to Far East inshaallah."
Cons: "I recommend if they can provide paid massage service ( not complementary)at the suits class for long trip because there’s enough space to do it , I’m very glad to congratulate them for the level of service they reached ."
Pros: "Amazing crew, great seating area and tasty menu."
Pros: "Movies selection is great. Seating space is comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding process could’ve been smoother"
Pros: "One of the best seating I have ever had. Compared to Emirates the seat was spacious."
Cons: "Food was good but was not full compared to emirates."
Pros: "Food, Entertainment."
Cons: "Harder than usually landing"
Pros: "Flight was full but crew was attentive and very pleasant. Star Alliance Lounge at LAX had a good variety of food and drinks - Asian, western, small bites, snacks; red, white, bubbly and even a bartender who'll mix up cocktails. I love flying SQ."
Cons: "For a premium economy service, it was really good."
Pros: "I like everything in Singapore airlines"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Seafood pasta was good."
Cons: "I wish all airlines have a foot rest."
Pros: "The crew was lackluster; unusual for Singapore Airlines. Tall individuals will not like the business class seats."
Cons: "5 crying babies on a red eye. Don’t know if that can be prevented."
Pros: "Foods. Drinks. Entertainment."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything’s so perfect!"
Cons: "Aircrew took my carry on away while I was waiting to board saying it was too large; left me without the essential items I wanted during the 19.5 hours in the air and two plane changes. Other people were allowed to keep carry ons bigger than mine so I don't understand why they did this."
Pros: "Friendly staff Good customer service"
Cons: "There was nothing i dislike"
Cons: "Way too cold"
Pros: "everything good"
Cons: "need new toilet"
Pros: "Brand new aircraft, excellent service and food"
Cons: "J class seat, 12A window. Top of my seat curled around my sides, which blocked vision thru 1.5 of the 3 windows I had access to. The enclosure also protuded into my left bicep when I had my elbow resting on the arm rest. Table on my right hand side was too close to my body, and to high to reach a drink easily, I literally had to lift my whole right arm to pick up a glass."
Pros: "Finally, I could go to my final destination as planned by transmitted to Korean Air flights."
Cons: "My first flight of JetBlue from Olandor to New York was delayed that leading to my connecting flights to my destination were missed. Now, my suitcases have been missed, too."
Pros: "Flight crew great"
Pros: "Most everything"
Cons: "Crying babies made it tough to sleep the whole flight"
Pros: "I liked the space I had to stretch out, 3 seats to myself in economy enabled me to get some solid sleep between meals. The crew werebalways very polite and friendly."
Pros: "Modern Aircraft , good seat ,Crew friendliness"
Cons: "Food wasn't the greatest but it was adequate considering shirt trip"
Pros: "The service, seats, food, drinks and bed!"
Cons: "I reserved a window seat on this site but was given a middle row instead when I checked in."
Pros: "The food is good. The service is excellent, always smiling and attentive."
Cons: "Not enough quantity of each type of food. I did not get the cold noodle I want and end up eating sandwiches."
Pros: "With 15 and 1/2 hours on the flight ahead, I was dreading the long, tedium of sitting for hours upon hours. But Singapore Airlines made the time fly with friendly service right when you were getting hungry and pleasant assistance when requested. Thank you Singapore Airline Flight Attendants!!"
Pros: "The cabin attendants kept us well hydrated."
Cons: "The entertainment options were mediocre. Gluten-free meal may have contained traces of gluten."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Hot cabin. Chairs makes so much movement when the back of the chair where the folding table is moving. Chair movememt of the seatmeat is felt in the same rows of seats."
Cons: "The food was very poor indeed, the entertainment system was not working in my seat or the seat behind, I had to move to another seat"
Pros: "The crew and inflight food and entertainment was good. The person on the transfer desk was very helpful."
Cons: "We were unable to use the website to check-in online, which meant we had to fly to Manchester to check-in. Which is very poor given modern technology. (We were able to check in on line for the flight from Houston)"
Pros: "The staff was very friendly and helpful. I got plenty of meals and they easily accommodated my vegetarian diet!"
Pros: "The crew, the food and the comfort was fantastic. I was in economy and even with a full flight I was still comfortable."
Cons: "It would have been nice if wifi was free considering it was such a long flight"
Pros: "Great entertainment, good service, clean plane."
Cons: "The lasagna was pretty dry and meh."
Pros: "We love travelling Singapore Airlines and always try to travel with them if we can"
Pros: "Amazing crew good food"
Pros: "Easy boarding procedure."
Cons: "Seat was broken. The seat's back kept returning forward. Not a lot of water and snack we're given for flight this long."
Pros: "In-flight was confortable."
Cons: "Food options aren't that familiar but ok to the taste anyway. :)"
Cons: "Bad food and bad FA"
Pros: "Amazing lady who worked at the counter. So fast and efficient. I’ve never seen such efficiency at any airline before. Thank you."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Good entertainment options."
Pros: "Entertainment selection"
Cons: "Food and drink selections were ok only. They ran out of one option for dinner."
Cons: "Good news they have a MENU for the people"
Pros: "The Flight was awesome in all aspects, And the Seats were exceptionally comfortable"
Pros: "Fast and efficient boarding process. Nice selection of movies."
Cons: "Seats (economy) can always be more comfortable."
Pros: "Yes, the crew is doing good but the size of seats to small is not very comfortable."
Cons: "If can make a seat a little bigger"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly."
Cons: "There is just no room to move in those seats. We were packed in like sardines."
Pros: "staff service very good, price is good"
Cons: "crowded flights. seats too close"
Pros: "They just seem fake friendly. Be nice if they also were more lenient on carry on luggage. Very unreasonable making the start of vacation stressful moving stuff from our carry on to other luggage over 1 kg. It was obnoxious. They had another scale at the gate which was over the top obnoxious. I felt like we were a burden to the airline rather than a guest."
Cons: "They need to treat people as a guest rather than a hastle. Super annoying bag check and staff and crew in plane were just ok. Whatever happen to being a guest"
Cons: "2 hrs delayed in our first flight and one hour in our connection"
Cons: "Almost 3 hours LATE ,"
Pros: "All my family wanted to have chicken flavor ,but we all got the wrong one"
Pros: "Very clean and on time"
Cons: "Legroom was tight. Much less than the sfo/Tiapie leg"
Cons: "I had preselected a window seat, but somehow I was “bumped” out of this preselected window seat to a middle seat. I informed this detail to the Air China rep at check in but she would not listen nor care about it. I tried explaining several times, but basically got nowhere. Thanks for listening"
Pros: "traveling with a child on long haul CI's family couch is the top choice."
Pros: "Premium economy is nice, smoother flight, good attendants"
Cons: "They waited for another flight to come in I think because they could not sell enough seats so they doubled up one of their flights and made us wait for 12 hours very sad miss my connecting flight and further flights and friends at destination turned into a horrible experience but on my way home now hopefully it won't be so bad going hole"
Pros: "good service from counter & attendats"
Cons: "late departure"
Pros: "Good service, good aircraft"
Cons: "Many movies were still the same as six weeks ago when I took the same flight."
Pros: "Music celection is awesome"
Pros: "Polite service of the crew. Overall conditions of temperature etc. Food was good with choices as were beverages."
Cons: "My husband has quite long legs, and although I had plenty of room, he was a bit close (though not tight) in legroom."
Pros: "My seat was spacious while my wife's seat was up in the front and cramped."
Cons: "I don't understand what was going through the China Airlines check in agents mind when he never asked us where we wanted to sit and decided on his own to seat us 10 rows apart from each other? Very very disappointed."
Pros: "Very nice flight crew"
Cons: "Food didn't agree with me"
Pros: "i like their food ."
Pros: "My very first time flying china airlines and loved everything about it... food, service, comfort, etc."
Pros: "They were very kind when I had to miss my first scheduled flight."
Pros: "The hand towels were a nice touch."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and notice was only sent that morning. If I had known of the delay sooner, I wouldn't have left for the airport as early as I did."
Pros: "All staff were really attentive and delivered an excellent service quickly and efficiently."
Pros: "Good seat comfortable get more room for my Legs"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, nice attendants. We couldn't watch any movies or programs, and hear music."
Cons: "Screen weren't working to watch programs, and hear music"
Pros: "Professional staff"
Pros: "The chicken and rice dish was tasty. I also appreciated the fresh fruit."
Cons: "The smaller jet does not have adjustable over head air controllers. If you sit toward the front by the emergency exit there is no air-conditioning and I was sweating for the entire trip. As you move toward the middle of the plane it seems to be much cooler. Also the video screen is very dark and small. I set the screen to the brightest setting and couldn't see half the movie. Furthermore, for some reason the crew left the bright lights on in the cabin for the entire 6-7hr trip, which made it difficult to sleep or watch the movies. My longer trip to NY with the larger and newer plane was MUCH better!"
Pros: "All of the staff were super helpful and friendly. Most were able to communicate in English as well. I would highly recommend requesting ahead of time a VOML (Oriental Vegetarian Meal). Although I was unsure of some of the asian vegetables used, all of the meals had a delicious flavor and always came with a side of fruit, a little desert, and a bun. For those skeptical of airplane food, this was definitely a safe bet!"
Cons: "That they do not show what zone is boarding on the TV monitor near the boarding gate, so you have to listen carefully through several translations. The entertainment system while on flight was a bit out of date (quality of the screen was a bit poor), but they did have several good viewing options. I also found that all of the planes did not have a/c controls that you can automatically adjust."
Cons: "Business class seats are old and not all that comfortable."
Pros: "Good Service and very comfortable business class seat"
Pros: "Airplanes are fairly new. Everything seemed fairly clean. Movie choices were good. The staff was really accommodating and friendly."
Cons: "Narrow seats in Economy. With every move, I had to be careful not to disturb the person next to me. I am a fairly skinny guy. This was quite challenging when I tried to eat. It was too easy to trigger the flight-attendant call button by accident with the touch screen. The icon is not really obvious and it is close to the screen on and off icon."
Pros: "Flight was late, service was poor and flight attendants were not friendly ( spoke to me in Chinese and not English), didn't receive any privileges as a Silver Medallion Skymilet on all flights and SkyMiles were not given."
Cons: "Worst Skymiler Partner . Poor customer service and inflight service."
Pros: "The flight I was on was leaving at 1:45AM. It took about 15-20 minutes to check in our bags and there were about 75 people ahead of us. We didn't wait at all for TSA, just walked up and there was absolutely no line. The China airlines staff was very nice and helpful. Also, there were screens on the headrest in front of us and they had new tv shows, music and movies all for free and they even provided earphones."
Cons: "The seats could have been a little more comfortable but it wasn't unbearable."
Pros: "FREE Upgrade to Business class from Taiwan to Yokyo"
Pros: "Comfort seats, new airplane, very friendly service."
Cons: "The food was rather ordinary and the amount of wine I got on this JFK to TPE flight was no more than 2 oz."
Pros: "This flight was great and the attendants were very good and professional...awesome time..."
Pros: "I loved the food service and good customer service overall"
Cons: "Hard to fall asleep but I'm sure it's like that on every flight"
Pros: "Food and movies."
Cons: "Seat not comfy enough for long distance flight."
Pros: "Crew was accommodating, seat space for economy was generous and comfortable for a 2hr flight."
Cons: "Luggage allowance for economy is only one check-in bag, as opposed to most airlines these days, which give two check-in bags. For the price paid (almost $300) for a return trip to Yangon from HCMC, this is expensive -- and I booked over a month in advance. Should be offering more leverage."
Pros: "Food was the only good part"
Cons: "The crew was rude, no blankets, no entertainment. Overall was not good"
Cons: "Allowing the boarding of business class passengers before economy class passengers."
Pros: "The fact that it was an over night flight."
Cons: "1) The service was terrible terrible. 2) food was extremely poor. You cannot offer *only* pork and fish. 3) Bad entertainment system. Namely no movie descriptions, bad infotainment system navigation. Poor subtitle choice."
Pros: "Staffs are nice, food is good"
Cons: "Delay 50’ without anouncing"
Cons: "The whole online experience dealing with the airline is poor. I attempted to upgrade repeatedly online however the website would not recognise my ticket. This is the same with my repeated attempts at online checkin. I attempted to address the issues with airline ground staffhowever the weren’t inte"
Cons: "No beer or wine served on this international flight."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Reservation online"
Pros: "No turbulence"
Cons: "Never wake up passengers for your terrible food"
Cons: "Delayed with no announcements or explanation."
Pros: "Attentive crew. Good communication. On time."
Pros: "The food which we didn't expect. The friendly crew. Ease from checking in to flight."
Pros: "Boarding by rows - great!"
Pros: "Crew was excellent and the flight was great."
Cons: "My Kayak account was opened in the US years ago. Google and Gmail are blocked in Mainland China. So if I book hotels or flights any updates or ticket information is sent to my Gmail account which I can never see I realize that too late and tried to notify you but you never answered back I realize that too late and tried to notify you but you never answered back. I feel I cannot use Kayak in China anymore."
Pros: "Check in was efficient"
Pros: "The system cancelled my ticket & need to buy a new ticket"
Cons: "Non action from airline & IRRESPONSIBLE replies from customer service"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "No vegeterian meal (all options include meat); the staff spoke English poorly; no media system; pretty old airplane"
Pros: "Service and friendly staff"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "The airport is about 40 km away from Nha Trang"
Cons: "Last minute wanted to check our luggage as the plane was boarding and almost caused us to miss our flight. Flight crew unhelpful and not friendly"
Pros: "The flight attendants are friendly"
Cons: "The food is a bit “pedestrian”"
Pros: "The food was pretty good and the check-in process was also fairly smooth."
Cons: "Armrest on my husband’s seat was broken and fell off twice during the flight. He cut his arm on it the first time this happened. The flight was pretty bumpy, but the weather wasn’t great. The landing was a bit of a roller coaster, too!"
Pros: "The Premium Economy section is relatively small, and quiet. At check-in, I was attributed a window seat, and the section was fully packed. The company went out of its way to give me an aisle seat. A window seat would have resulted in a badly hurting elbow. The seats in Economy Premium are OK, nice pitch and width : 2+4+2, instead of 3+3+3 in Economy."
Cons: "The seats in Economy Premium have a foot-rest, that is badly designed and badly kept. Nothing to do with the kind they have in Business class. Push the button, it will spring up. This is OK for short people with short legs, like average Vietnamese customers. It is a pain for taller people with longer legs. It takes a lot of strength to push the footrest into its former position. In my seat, two attendants came to my help and could not do it. Something apparently was broken. I spent 13 miserable hours without being able to find a comfortable position for my legs. I strongly suggest to Vietnam Airlines get rid of the footrests altogether, or find an easy-to-manage model."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Reliable, no nonsense, good price-quality ratio"
Cons: "This flight is almost always late. Connections in Paris tend to be difficult."
Pros: "Crew and airplane were great!"
Cons: "Food was not as good as I'd remembered on previous trips."
Pros: "The schedule on time"
Pros: "The crew were very welcoming."
Cons: "The flight from Ho Chi Min to Phu Quoc changed numerous times, even the day of."
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Nil by"
Pros: "evrry thing"
Pros: "The crew was really polite, nice and helpful, a good change for someone that uses Chinese airlines"
Cons: "The food was really dreadful and I am used to the Chinese airlines standards so the bar is really low. Beef or pork as options, the meat was really bad"
Pros: "Ample leg room, though a little less than on previous VN flights. I don't know which plane this was, but a 2-4-2 seat configuration."
Cons: "As we were boarding from the gate to the plane, we were stopped by crew to ask how pregnant we were. With a tired, grumpy 2 year old, we had to dig through our carry-ons to find the form we had just filled out at the check-in counter. Totally unprofessional and disorganized."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled without any notice and caused us to miss connecting flight."
Pros: "The crew was nice, boarding was easy"
Cons: "No entertainment and the business class seat doesn't lay flat all the way."
Pros: "Efficient in time fight in an excellent aircraft B788-9"
Pros: "Food was nice and plane was clean and not too crowded."
Cons: "Before and during flight the plane released a gas into the seating area that made us feel sick, with a headache, and suddenly feeling very sleepy. Right after we got off the plane, we suddenly felt better. If we didn't get a sick feeling, the flight would have been good."
Pros: "Checking In - Easy and Fast Staff - Spoke some English and business like. Entertainment - Good selection of movies and games."
Cons: "Seats are made for smaller passengers... if you are a larger frame, you will have a tough flight."
Cons: "We booked the flight for family of 8 Despite informing them over counter in Narita international airport that to place us at 2 together in the same because we have kid of 8 years and 12 years , we were all allocated separately. We could not do online check in even we log in 24 hours before flight ,all seats shown available is individual. Being in the airport early does not help too. I will definitely not consider taking Vietnam airlines in future n will cautious friends to be aware of such service."
Pros: "For flying overseas the airplane was old and uncomfortable. I've flown overseas before and the seats have been a lot more comfy. The crew was fantastic and the food just crappy like any plane food."
Cons: "The seats and the food."
Pros: "Excellent service and on time performance. Very intelligent personnel."
Cons: "However, snack was one of the worst I've had in 50 +years of flying."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Stormy Weather! Due to weather in Ho Chi Minh City our flt. was 2 hors late from Pho Quoc. We finally got out but thought for sure we were going to miss our flt. to Siem Reap. We landed and had four minutes to catch the flt. Vietnam Air was there to guide us to the international terminal and rushed us to the plane. It took 20 minutes but they held the plane for us and we made it to Cambodia. Our luggage arrived the next day which was ok, at least we got there. Thank you Vietnam Airlines!"
Cons: "Flight attendants were not friendly and courteous. There was not enough blankets for every passengers. Food was a cold sandwich with water, juice or soda only, no alcohol available on the international flight. Overall, I would give this airline a "F" for failing to keep up with the standard of other airlines."
Pros: "Everyone has to check in at the counter with no digital kiosks, adding an extra hour. Plane was empty but they would not put anyone into first class. Most importantly the plane felt and sounded like it was about to disintegrate. To top it all off it was the worst food I have seen on an airplane"
Pros: "Plane was comfy and neat. No food was served as it was only a short flight which was fine."
Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac for about 30-45 minutes before take-off with no explanation from the pilots was a bit annoying."
Pros: "Too expensive for a short flight"