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Average price of a return ticket

$3,820 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$1,548 or less

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Top airlines flying Abu Dhabi Intl to New Zealand

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Korean Air
Overall score based on 4,932 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Korean Air was amazing. Very comfortable, hospitable, and punctual."

Pros: "Too hot onboard"

Pros: "Lovely crew."

Pros: "Food and professionalism, were excellent, had a good stress free experience."
Cons: "Had issues with unusual plane noise."

Pros: "Very friendly staff with excellent service. Bottled water in every seat upon boarding. Lots of leg room, and love the outer earphones they provide!"
Cons: "More movie selections"

Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "Not enough soft drinks and ice has to be asked for."

Pros: "Crew was friendly food was great, flight was safe."
Cons: "More room"

Pros: "Food,"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "korean air is always great, service was awesome"

Pros: "Plane in excellent condition. Service outstanding."
Cons: "Nothing special about the food, but it's not a big deal. Would fly them again."

Pros: "Flight attendants were quite attentive. 3 meal selections offered. Seats quite comfy for economy class."
Cons: "Nothing except flying first class."

Pros: "The 2nd flight plane was alright"
Cons: "Flight attendants have poor English and get upset if you ask for snacks or anything that makes them have to get supplies"

Pros: "I love Korean Air"
Cons: "No complaints!"

Pros: "I liked sleeping"
Cons: "The flight attendants don’t understand English well so asking for water or some items I was completely ignored. To make up for lack of WiFI actually the entertainment system is awful. They ran out of food items and did not return to replenish drinks or remove waste"

Pros: "Boarding is quite fast."
Cons: "Food could have been better, customer service could be improve, a simple smile upon serving and speaking could go much better. Perhaps I came from experience from Singapore airlines and emirates airlines."

Pros: "Yes, we were unexpected and surprised being upgrade to premier class"
Cons: "no complaints. very appreciated our upgrade, since we went to Prague for mother-in-law's funeral, we were absolutely exhausted.This up grade made an excellence different to us. Thanks very much."

Pros: "Services from the crew and the seat are what expected being in eco-normic class."
Cons: "can upgrade or afford to go by at least business class"

Pros: "crew was amazing and movie selection was good"
Cons: "poor business class seats and small screens"

Pros: "Great service and a very friendly crew."
Cons: "The food was ok, average and nothing special."

Cons: "Great value ,excellent and friendly service."

Pros: "Services"
Cons: "No, all good"

Pros: "Great leg room even for tall person. Food is good and there's enough choices."

Pros: "Great service. Clean plane, good seating"

Pros: "Good service, 6 hour flight with 2 free meal!"

Pros: "Great service, plenty of leg room, exceptional staff. Toilets refreshed often. Will def fly again."
Cons: "More detailed online infor for kids food. Australian fried rice varies greatly from korean!!! Potato crisp packets of chips would be a good snack option for kids instead of prawn crackers / brownies. Kids like plain stuff!"

Pros: "Would appreciate if they can provide a list of possible menus to choose for the meals. Consistencies on bagage claim info, and changes in boarding gates."
Cons: "Inconsistencies, on my way back to montreal from the philippines, i was informed that baggage would be claimed directly to final port of destination but didnt, when i arrived at toronto i had to take my bagage and drop it off again, although my next flight would be with west jet airlines, korean air was not able to communicate well with their airline partners as to bagage claim and changes in boarding gates."

Pros: "Crew, food, comfort, entertainment and many good things"
Cons: "I love everything"

Pros: "Punctual take off and landing, attentive crew, excellent entertainment system (Especially for short haul flight). One of the best meals I’ve had in the air too - great that this along with unlimited drinks was free!"

Pros: "The great service and comfortable flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Legroom was generous, crew were attentive and polite, although alcohol availability was stingy."
Cons: "Food quality was poor bordering on tasteless, more importantly service of lukewarm egg meals is guaranteed to earn an "Air Typhoid" award, and is inexcusable."

Pros: "We liked the boarding in Atlanta and in Seoul with the people boarding by the numbers of their rows - boarded the back rows, then the middle then the front. Worked so much better than everyone rushing to get on! Flight attendants were very helpful with everything and always kind. Loved being able to sit in the exit row seats!!"
Cons: "Food was okay - we fly Korean Air whenever we travel to SE Asia and it seems the food is the same no matter what flight we are on. We like the pizza snack better than the bun with meat inside they served us on this trip."

Pros: "Same as above."

Pros: "Boarded on time; everything efficiently done; pleasant staff. Breakfast was not great - too sweet overall. Usually korean does well with food."

Pros: "Food was really good - nice mix of Korean and European menu. Good entertainment system; attentive staff offering drinks and snacks. Comfortable chair."
Cons: "We boarded late but the communication was good."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Be told numerous time we couldn’t feed our 4yo daughter food on the plane that was not served by KAL...yeah that’s right NO apple slices for your kid on this 6 hour trip"

Pros: "Great legroom. Food better than last Korean Air flight a few years ago."
Cons: "Changed to smaller aircraft, last row in the aeroplane."

Pros: "Comfortable flight with a nice crew. An overall good experience."
Cons: "After arriving, the waiting time for receiving a VISA was quite long for people staying longer than the regular 3 months."

Pros: "I received a meal for a two leg flight of overall only 4.5 hours. The seating was nice and the food was very tasty. I love the layout of the Incheon Airport as well as the transfer experience."

Pros: "I could not book my seat ahead of time on the Korean air website"
Cons: "Middle seat stinks for a 15 hour flight"

Cons: "Good that have a night in the hotel to stretch and a good night sleep and a proper meal, and are all included within the ticket."

Pros: "Very professional crew good service"
Cons: "Nothing really pilot couldn't understand him but does it really matter unless is an emergency"

Pros: "On both of my long haul flights I had very nice, new planes to fly on which were very clean. Staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating despite having a huge number of people to attend to. Food was good when I ate it. Seats reclined very nicely and there was the most room I've had on a flight ever. Still cramped, but you take what you can get! Would definitely fly again."
Cons: "2 complaints I would pose. 1. If we're flying on a super long flight overnight, do you have to turn on every light in the pane to serve food? Can we not keep it kind of dim while literally everyone is trying to sleep? Also, why are you serving a meal at 3AM?! I know we took off 2 hours ago and people may want food before we get into the bulk of the trip, but it's 3AM! Everyone just wants to sleep and now the lights are on and you're offering me a full meal?! Believe me, it's great that you're trying to keep me fed, but come on, we've got 12 hours of flight left to go! 2. The movies offered were really sub par. The "new releases' only had a handful of movies I'd even heard of before and only like 3 I even cared to watch. The "movie classics" were the same way. Gotta step up your movie options when I'm trapped in your plane for 14 hours."

Pros: "Very helpful crew. Good leg room"
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work, so I was moved to another seat."

Pros: "Great Service, friendly staff, clean planes."
Cons: "Larger seats"

Cons: "It was delayed for two hrs for 50mns domestic flight. An i missed connecting bus so had to pay extra 100usd!"

Cons: "Korean Air refused to provide accommodation for my 19 hours layover even I had two flights with Korean Air. The reason provided was simple: "We don't have you on the list". The fact that it's 8 pm and had known nothing about South Korea meant nothing."

Pros: "The food was very delicious on this trip. I had the seafood dish. Very tasty."
Cons: "The movie selection wasn't that good. I was hoping to see the latest Star Wars movie."

Pros: "Once we were on board. the service was good"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 24hrs which is not the fault of Korean airlines however Boarding was so disorgainsed with no information on the process, almost no priority boarding. We were told that people with boarding passes of the original flight date had to wait for more recent passes. This led many to think that they would be kicked off the flight after waiting 24hrs. Once we did finally board we found that they had made a mistake and had to deboard a passenger resulting in an extra hour delay"

Cons: "Flight was delayed 9 hours and we were never given one update, after about 5 hours they moved up to the smallest most remote gate they could and removed staff, again no updates, any information came from rumors people could get out of random employees"

Pros: "Love Etihad service"
Cons: "Snacks, i didn't want set meal"

Pros: "Overall satisfied."

Pros: "Seats near me were empty"
Cons: "There was no vegetarian food. This is a big thing. The stewardess walked past me although I was waiting to buy from duty-free."

Cons: "Very limited food served at inappropriate times with no flexibility. No information provided on what meals would be served at what times. Very limited entertainment. Very long uncomfortable flight compounded by crew hawking duty free goods like vendors at a fish market, waking many of those who had been fortunate enough to fall asleep."

Cons: "Boarded by bus"

Pros: "Everything, the staff were very friendly and helpful, food, flight and boarding was excellent"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Shoud be treated good meal in flight."

Cons: "Unusually the crew were quite stand off. Normally cheerful and accommodating this crew gave you the feeling you were in the way and tiresome"

Pros: "As above"
Cons: "As above"

Pros: "Crew is friendly"
Cons: "Everything else"

Pros: "Despite being nearly full it was comfortable. A fair choice on entertainment. Pleasent professional crew."
Cons: "There was a disagreement about my hand luggage. At check in it was agreed I coukd take it on board even though it was 8.9 kilos. Just before security they said no. After going back and forwards it was agreed. No fault of the airline there were several infant children close to my seat. At times it was annoying"

Pros: "Travelled in Airbus 380 for the firstvtime and I was impressed by size of the plane and comfort in economy class. Enough of leg space to bend my leg and avoid bad blood circulation. Overall comfortable flight."
Cons: "Again I found behaviour of few Crew Members a bit rute for instance i asked hor headphone from one of the attendant and she immediately told me that it cannot be missing as she put the headphone there by herself making me feel like as if i stole the headphones. I was bit speechless though i really wanted to reply to her but it would have been rude. Second thing I did not like about flight was foir serving. In our over 7 hour flight, we were just served breakfast in the morning just 2 hours before landing. Its not healthy to keep customers hungry what if the customer is diabetic. Airline need to understand that up in the sky we are dependent on them for our basic needs and it should be respected."

Cons: "It’s an old flight with improper seats and seating arrangements ..flight has dull ambience.the food menu most of items were same as of my losangles abudhabi flight .."

Pros: "great plane, comfort, crew"
Cons: "Food and entertainment"

Pros: "As above"

Pros: "The staff were great and very nice and helpful. It was very quiet in business class and we enjoyed that as economy was really crowded. The business class lounge was nice but needs a quiet area where people who have long layovers (like us) can lay down and have a darkened room for a bit of rest."
Cons: "The seat I was in was very hard and definitely needs more padding. My but was killing me during the flight but the cabin crew helped me by gin I got me 2blankets to fold up and sit on. The pillows are way too big and hard. I recommend paring them down the size they currently are. I was in seat 7-E. The business class bus was last to come so we waited for a long time to get to the plane. Most of economy was boarded before us. But not really a big problem as we did get on the plane with no problem."

Pros: "Fast track"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "The movies were okay."
Cons: "The fellow traveller next to me was a large man who unfortunately spilled over onto me, either his legs pushed mine away or his arms covered mine underneath his. Then as it was a night flight, he fell asleep and snored in my ear - I didn't get any sleep at all. All in all it wasn't a nice experience."

Pros: "Plenty of spare seating. Cabin staff and crew very helpful."
Cons: "Entertainment was dreadful more than 50pc not working. Flight tracker not working. Back of end rear cabin seats some were loose. Dreading return legs of trip."

Pros: "They didn't let me n my sister fly. Plus they took 3 hours to give our bags back."
Cons: "The attitude of the airline n everyone was poor. No help nothing from anyone."

Pros: "In flight entertainment"
Cons: "Air con"

Pros: "Same good entertainment. Flight left and landed on time. Breakfast was enjoyable but they had ran out of options so I didn’t get a choice, but still enjoyed what I got (banana bread)"
Cons: "I don’t recall there being an announcement to say that the flight was boarding, only the screen in the waiting area saying so."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Maybe if me and my son was Muslim we would have been treated with dignity and respect but will not and wasn't"

Pros: "The Airbus A321 flight was much more comfortable than the 1st leg. The service again was good"
Cons: "There wasn't anything not to like."

Cons: "Flight delay with no reason for two hours which made me cancel another flight and wait for another five hours in transit and pay a huge amount of money to reschedule flight. Medicore plane on a long flight of seven hours from abu dhabi to kuala lampur. Cabin crew not helping. Bad toilets."

Pros: "cheapest fiar"
Cons: "We have cancelled the trip on some personal problems online on kiwi.com, called twice also but till date no action is taken. Neither we got refund nor tickets got cancelled, eventhough we have cancelled tickets 3 days prior to start of our trip"

Pros: "Great all round experience - good flight, nice plane, comfortable and well equiped with lovely staff."
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Great service, good economy food also, lots of wine. The entertainment package was really good"
Cons: "-"

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: "Having two seated aisle was fantastic for me and my partner because it meant we didn't feel like we were disturbing anyone if we wanted to get up and go to the bathroom and have a stretch. The chairs and leg room was okay, much better than our previous flight. You are fed lots of food so you never go hungry and the entertainment was good. Having USB ports to charge your phone or other devices is fantastic."

Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "Attitude of staff at check-in"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Everything ran smoothly!! People are very friendly and staff were amazing!"
Cons: "Can't fault it!!"

Pros: "The trip was very comfortable . The boing 787 was a new plane and economy had a very good leg space The 3 3 3 seating is excellent"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "staff were very courteous and attentive"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "The plane was fantastic, although my experience is slightly more skewed towards a positive one given the flight was fairly empty and we were free to choose alternative seating after takeoff. The plane itself was fairly comfortable, a noticeable step up from budget lines, and the staff were an absolute dream. Very very friendly, never seemed put out and frequently checking on passengers. The difference of inflight entertainment technology was certainly VERY noticeable & I actually preferred it. Better, clearer, bigger screens. It just changes the experience for the passenger if we can be happily distracted."
Cons: "Really only the food. There was one meal which I didn't eat after tasting - it was just tasteless and not worth eating. A scone sandwich would have been more preferable. I still believe the standard of inflight food could be raised a notch or too, even if it was looking at a company like Pret A Manger and offering some nice sandwiches, fruit and soup, that would be more desirable and satisfying."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "very cramped in economy compared to other carriers from the region due to 3-4-3 on 777."

Cons: "My bags didn't make it. I had to sit away from my husband as someone had sat in his seat and clearly wasn't going to move. You now have to pay to get an exit row like budget airlines and I had to go two days without my bag. Total nightmare. Then I couldn't recheck in to change seAts online. Food was disgusting."

Pros: "excellent quiet A380 plane. Enjoyed the flight even in economy"

Pros: "I was upgraded to business class, which was nice."
Cons: "Re food, I had salmon....it was very dry and tasted quite processed. There was no dessert, even in business class."

Pros: "That we arrived safely"
Cons: "The seat in the exit aisle was too upright and very uncomfortable. After paying for the exit row seat I expected a more comfortable chair. We were stuck in Abu Dhabi for nearly 2 hours on the runway waiting for take off even though all passengers boarded early."

Pros: "Everything was lovely."

Pros: "Punctual. Orderly pretty good crew. This flight is not that good usually"
Cons: "No space for overhead luggage. Seats are not great."

Cons: "Was to crowded & bath room facilities are very less"

Pros: "Same like above"

Pros: "granted food voucher"
Cons: "movie selection poor. 3 hour delay"

Pros: "Service very good"
Cons: "Change in the inflight entertainment to more current programs and movies . Very poor limited choice . The toilet became out of use in the last hour of the flight . Very poor ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "When I buy a ticket through etihad website, I expect etihad service, even if it was operated by other airline. Air Serbia managed to loose my luggage on a direct flight between AD and Belgrade, and the plane was very old, without entertainment."

Pros: "Staff was accommodating and friendly."
Cons: "Aircraft condition, smelly."

Pros: "In air service"
Cons: "leg room and boarding delays"

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