Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Basel
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "More direction once crew knew the connecting flight would be lost, especially to minors"
Pros: "Flight was good. The problem was the ticket purchased from Kayak was not as stated. Because there was a layover in Amsterdam, I was not able to check my bag all the way through to USA. AND I had to visit 5 counters to check bag, pay for bag at different counter and 3 other counters!"
Cons: "It would have been better if the ticket I purchased was the one that I selected. It was not as advertised. I searched for ticket that was translatlantic with one checked bag. BUT kayak booked an ECONOMY LIGHT fare that required payment. It was not as advertised and a total head ache for check in."
Pros: "the airplane was brand new. l really like it and the crew was nice."
Cons: "The seats were not super comfortable in economy class. There was enough leg-room but the seat itself was not."
Pros: "On time, clean plane, good service."
Cons: "Lack of seating at departure gate, costumer agent at gate was rude about standing early for boarding (see first comment). Food was not my style my wife enjoyed it."
Cons: "Traveled business class and the big perk was nobody in the middle seat. My seat was same size and uncomfortable as economy seats. The seating chart when I chose seats showed only 2 seats on each side. However there were 3 regular seats on each side, just like economy. Not a nice surprise."
Pros: "Service was great. Seats were spacious and comfortable. Smooth plane ride."
Pros: "Best part was how Lufthansa took care of travellers whose connection time was short. They had ground crew waiting and who escorted us through customs, and then drove us to the gate. This is how passengers should be treated. ~ Excellent movie selection ~ Great flight attendants"
Pros: "The crew was great!"
Cons: "I was traveling with other people and we were not seated next to each other. And I got sick from the chicken."
Pros: "Not much compared to Lufthansa from AID to Munich."
Cons: "Old plane, old movies, service was mediocre"
Pros: "It was a great airline! I flew economy but still was very comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't have a long enough layover in Chicago and ended up missing my next flight. At least an hour and a half should be allotted going through customs in O'Hare. Then an additional 2 hours to recheck bags and get across the airport. This also allows extra time for delays."
Cons: "I was rebooked onto LU 1203 from Basel to Frankfurt from LU 1201 without notification. Probably because Flight LU 426"
Pros: "Gate and schedule alert"
Pros: "Personel went out of their way. Flight wqs comfortable and smooth."
Cons: "I loved the flight to Nurnberg and back to Atlanta, Georgia, USA."
Pros: "The business cabin was excellent for a European airline."
Pros: "Crew was outstanding"
Cons: "Was delayed which caused us to miss our connecting flight"
Pros: "The crew was competent and friendly. Once we missed our connection, the "help desk" was accommodating, though we had to stand in line for a long, long time before they could help us."
Cons: "We were delayed leaving Munich and the pilot simply said he had no explanation. The delay, combined with massive dysfunction at the Newark airport, caused us to miss our connection to RDU. We ended up in an airport hotel where we caught four hours' sleep before returning to the airport. Newark airport is the worst I've ever experienced. Getting our passports stamped took more than an hour. There were five officials there to clear five or six hundred U.S. passport holders. Then, the TSA people were rude, inefficient, and achingly slow. Overall, it was a horrible experience."
Pros: "The business class area was spacious"
Cons: "Crew is too curt... they could use a little more smile"
Pros: "Many bathrooms, crew constantly came around offering juice and water."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly"
Cons: "The food was not that great"
Pros: "Good attitude"
Pros: "Great service, legroom economy, on time"
Pros: "Waiting area needs upgrade...40 minute flight, no time for food or entertainment..."
Pros: "Boarding was ok. Crews not bad. Comfort ok."
Cons: "Food terrible. Please improve. If Lufthansa will like to continue carrying passengers from and to Nigeria they need to be giving the Nigerian passengers more than pester/spaghetti."
Pros: "Their service is excellent on board ."
Pros: "They were average in terms of comfort and crew. You can only get so conofortable in economy class and the crew did what they were expected to. I did feel that my empty meal tray was left on my table for quite some time though."
Cons: "We had no individual entertainment on the flight, only very old CRT screens hanging from the ceiling, circa 1995. They did show movies but the sound quality was poor and my headphone jack did not work so I had to share with my husband. They offered no explanation for this, since their website clearly promises individual screens for international flights. When asked, the FA simply said "this isn't our usual plane for these types of flights." However, we had the same issue when flying to Frankfurt with them, so the company seems to just be lying. The food can barely pass as food. Everything was ice cold except the main dinner entree, even the bread. The only vegetable available throughout our 8+ hour flight was shredded carrots absolutely swimming in mayonnaise. The boarding process was exceedingly slow and they would not allow use of cell phones for boarding passes, although their check in provides the attachments. This required probably 1/4 of those boarding to have to step aside to another line for a paper copy. Again, no apologies or explanations from the company. Overall, I wish I had shopped around a bit more and chosen another airline. International flying is supposed to be somewhat enjoyable, even in economy class. Instead, this was the longest 8+ hours of my life."
Cons: "The cabin got a little hot during the night and made it hard to be comfortable. Also, the seats lean pretty far back so I had little room in front of me when the person sitting in front of me leaned their seat all the way back."
Pros: "There was plenty of room (even in economy), good food, and a friendly staff. I enjoyed having my own TV screen where I could watch movies and listen to music. I've traveled to Europe several times and Lufthansa is the best airline!"
Cons: "24 hr delay. I was supposed to fly Lufthansa and had to deal with idiots from United from Jacksonville to IAD."
Cons: "The business class seats is exactly like the economy seats"
Pros: "Crew was more understanding. Placed us to row 18...emergency exit."
Cons: "Checked online from row 21 to 6. Got a new ticket whilst boarding to 25: last row. Explanation...otherwise the plane was not able to go in the air...absolute bullshit. With my weight and of my fellow members better to let us in the front.. Row 6 was given to a miles & more client..."
Pros: "Got me to Nuremberg"
Pros: "I was seated in the emergency exit row, so it was nice to stretch my legs. The flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "The only bad part was some chaos at the baggage check. Things moved very slowly. After that, I was crying after saying farewell to a good friend, and the man working the security checkpoint said something in German I couldn't understand then mimicked crying in a crass way. I felt like he was making fun of me but couldn't be sure because I don't speak German. Terrible start to the flying experience, however the flight itself was smooth and pleasant."
Pros: "crew was very polite & attentive; relatively comfortable even though the flight was packed; free cognac after dinner, even in economy class!"
Cons: "some of the food was only so-so, but still not bad"
Pros: "Nothing no communication for delayed flight lost luggage. Just lines everywhere to fill out forms with only 2 employees worst experience ever"
Cons: "No communication. Flight delayed no answers. Just long line to be put on a waiting list"
Pros: "Good service, clean airy aircraft"
Cons: "Boarding in Munich not well organized for business class passengers as it could be"
Pros: "Lufthansa always has good service and amenities"
Cons: "I believe it is Lufthansa's responsibility to move my seat if I am seated next to someone who is taking up more than half of my seat for an 11 hour flight"
Cons: "Can they turn the heat up. So cold!"
Pros: "I fly regularly between Germany and USA. Would rate this flight as the second best flight in recent years. Small details can make a difference."
Cons: "The breakfast that was served was not great. Blueberry muffin super sweet and canola bar with raisins.none odds which i would ever pick if I had any choice."
Pros: "smooth flight, on time, professional and helpful, caring service"
Pros: "Better than on ontime, ahead of schedule"
Pros: "I liked comfort at business class and the flight was great and fast"
Cons: "I didnt like meal before landing was little just soup and salat ."
Pros: "Great service and entertainment. Pretty comfortable, too."
Cons: "food was so so."
Pros: "The crew was excellent; professional and calm The movie selection was great The plane was quite new and comfortable"
Cons: "The boarding was chaotic for such a large plane; why don't they board by row numbers? My special meal was not very tasty"
Pros: "more comedies movies and more up to date soccer"
Pros: "This was a Lufhansa operated by United flight. Plane was clean. Bathrooms were well-stocked with paper products, which can sometimes be a problem on a long-distance flight. Seat in Economy Plus was OK for comfort, but I resent having to pay more than $100 for it. Plane left on time. Ground crew was very nice and helpful and friendly."
Cons: "This was a Lufhansa operated by United flight. My audio key pad stopped working and I could not hear the movie audio after the first movie. It was stuck on one music channel, which had a short playlist. The light stopped working as well. I could not use the personal device entertainment system because the United system doesn't work with my Silk browser on my Kindle. My biggest complaint, however, was the boarding process. Every three minutes a flight crew member would announce, "Please move into the seat area and don't block the aisle, we have a lot of people to board" in a very exasperated voice. I felt assaulted. I didn't see any United crew members helping people with their luggage or trying to find additional luggage space for customers as I have on British Air, Swiss, and Lufthansa flights. I get that luggage is heavy and people can sometimes be uncooperative and flight attendants may not have signed up to be baggage haulers, but could you please HIRE someone strong to help with loading luggage on international flights? I don't like being treated as someone who is standing in the way of a smooth boarding process."
Pros: "ThE crew was outstanding friendly."
Cons: "The announcement could be louder, I had a hard time hearing what was said over the overhead."
Pros: "The food was excellent and service was professional and friendly"
Cons: "Seating was entirely too cramped. It has gotten worse over the years but this Lufthansa flight reached a new height in discomfort. You cannot even eat nor put your seat back. I am a short person and it was miserable for me so I can only imagine how uncomfortable it is for persons of average height. The fees have become ridiculous. I now fly only when absolutely necessary. Sad that the customer comes last."
Pros: "The flight"
Cons: "I could’ve actually received headphones coming and going"
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled til 24 hours later. And then delayed two more times before we were able to fly out. Very frustrating experience"
Pros: "Boarding process was smooth"
Cons: "Allowed people to deplane while waiting. Sitting on a plane during a two + hour delay is the stupidest thing ever."
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours in Airbus 777 full of passengers. The reason was to fix some light and administrative error on a log book. This could have been prevented if they had done all of the checks beforehand. All of those passengers stuck in a plane during a pandemic. Not very smart !!!!"
Pros: "When we did get in the air, the flight seemed to go quickly and we got there fast."
Cons: "I upgraded to 1st class for both flights but the plane seating was very dismal and hadn't been upgraded in either of these planes for a long time. After we boarded the plane we were told that no drink, snacks or food would be offered. The attendant shut off the lights as soon as we got in the air and kept it dark in the cabin until 10 minutes before we landed. She never came around to check on us once or ask if we needed anything. I was so thirsty when we landed. I have decided that I will either go back to United Airlines or check out the 1st class options at American Airlines better next time. This might not have been their fault, I'm not sure what it was, but the flight was late landing and we took off an hour late as well which really put me behind schedule."
Cons: "Missed connecting flight"
Pros: "Equipment issue. Delayed"
Cons: "No failure, more constant communications."
Pros: "Crew was absolutely precious."
Cons: "Delayed because a passenger was let on that shouldn’t have been. The plane was kind of beat up and gross. The gate changed after boarding started. This is the second flight in two weeks that had the wrong gate posted."
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "Nothing. American is consistently terrible."
Cons: "Flight pushed back on time, but then we sat on the tarmac for well over an hour. I'm sure they did that to fudge their on-time record. Totally lame."
Pros: "The Crew was friendly and professional"
Cons: "More entertainment options and food"
Cons: "First plane broken, second plane broken, overall 4 hours late, 2 hours of that sitting in a hot plane"
Pros: "Nothing. This was the worst flight I’ve ever been on."
Cons: "Pretty much everything. The flight was delayed for mechanical reasons. Then they boarded us and we sat for 3 hours on the tarmac because one of the air conditioning packs was broken. When we finally arrived, I found out my bag was lost. The worst flight of my life."
Pros: "Was comfortable"
Cons: "It was very turbulent and we could not be served anything. But still a good flight."
Pros: "Free entertainment"
Cons: "If it departed on time. Flight was supposed to depart at 8:06am and didn’t depart until after 1:22pm!! I missed 2 connecting flights and had to catch the last one out for the day."
Cons: "4 delays.. weather suc’s when trying to fly"
Pros: "Inflight movie, friendly crew"
Pros: "Easy check in, helpful staff. Great seats and lovely in-flight amenities. Most of the food was really good and quite a bit was offered during the flight. Arrived early and staff was really helpful in getting through customs."
Cons: "Weight limit on baggage was very strict. Boarding took a long time and seemed disorganized."
Pros: "The flight was on time. The crew was friendly."
Cons: "Too little legroom."
Pros: "The flight was on schedule."
Cons: "They ran out of good food choices and only had the snack plates left."
Cons: "Had to buy another ticket"
Pros: "They made a long trip comfortable with an excellent attitude."
Cons: "Over 90 minutes delay on arrival time on a less than 2 hours flight"
Pros: "Friendly airport check-in staff who accommodated by changing our seats so we sat together. Boarding was smooth and timely. Best of all, seat overhead bins were empty so could store carry-on; This was unusual. Flight was great, but I love flying. Cockpit crew provided status updates, and captain's apology made the late departure more understandable. Deplaning process went smoothly also."
Cons: "After everyonel was timely boarded waiting to push away from the gate, announcement was that the captain was not even in the airport. Flight delayed almost an hour. Seat would not recline, not even an inch so basically sat upright entire flight to London. One has to 'flag' staff if seen as they walked past thru the main cabin. No announcement which area to collect ones luggage, nor staff there to explain, or guide. Forget staff assistance, apparently not a priority with AA."
Pros: "The plane was far more comfortable than the one we flew on from Boston to Rome."
Pros: "I appreciated the quality of our seats and amenities as well as the choices for TV."
Cons: "I was unable to enjoy any of this; however, because a 6 year old talked loudly to himself the entire overnight flight while kicking the back of my seat. The crew and his parents said nothing. My boyfriend and I then had to spend our first day in Paris sleeping."
Pros: "The flight crew was awesome. Hate staff were great the check in staff were not helpful at all"
Cons: "Kiosk to print luggage tag did not work properly. Not enough people helping prior to A flight. Ground staff was not helpful at all. Had me wait in line for 15 mins to check a bag then could not check the bag, gate staff was very good."
Cons: "I got better snacks in kindergarten"
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour (which wound up being a 3.5 hour delay in total, with all the continual delays that pursued afterwards(, which would have made us miss our connecting flight back to our home destination. We switched flights in order to make it home at a decent hour and not spend our entire day and night in an airport. We arrived home and they did not transfer two of our three checked bags to our flight, thus making it highly inconvenient upon our arrival home with no luggage."
Pros: "Delayed on the runway but overall good and smooth"
Cons: "Flight service was ok"
Pros: "Delayed and no AC working..."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Plane malfunction resulted in delay, and missed connection. Rebooked connection flight was canceled. Now in day 2 of eaitingto get home."
Pros: "On time, food service"
Pros: "Smooth transition with our connecting flight"
Cons: "Plane didn’t feel very clean. Our tray tables were dirty Seats were not very comfortable. Food could do with a little help"
Pros: "Free on board entertainment and arrived at same departure gate as my short connecting flight to West Palm Beach"
Pros: "Excellent service by the airline stewardess"
Cons: "Wait time to board"
Pros: "on-time, very organized, fast checkin"
Cons: "cramp leg space"
Pros: "Got to pick my seat. Got food. Spacious. Timely. Friendly. And best of all.. the middle seat was open and I got some extra leg room!"
Cons: "Hey for airplane food I can't complain. Especially since I didn't even know I'd be getting any. (For free!). The chicken and mashed potatoes were a little funky but still ate and enjoyed it."
Cons: "The entertainment system in my seat was broken. Was a bummer since we added a extra hour ground hold for weather."
Pros: "Other passengers were friendly?"
Cons: "I was traveling alone with my tired, cranky 13 month old. I get that it's no fun for anyone, including me, to have a tired toddler on the flight! But from the moment we boarded the flight attendant was unfriendly and unhelpful. I asked for help putting a heavy bag in the overhead compartment. She half-heartedly tried and then told me it "didn't fit". By simply turning it on its side, I was able to easily make it fit, but it was uncomfortable for me to have to do so while also holding my baby! The flight attendant then commented that I couldn't have the child in a carrier during the flight (something I am well aware of!). She also neglected to offer us a snack later on. Overall, she was rude and inconsiderate and made a difficult trip more unpleasant."
Pros: "The plane and facilities were all very nice."
Cons: "Requested a raw vegetarian meal when prompted but message was not delivered to airline evidently. Flight attendant did not attempt to find alternate meal and implied we had not followed proper directions."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The self check in kiosk in PHL The man working on 6/5/17 priority- First class was a total jerk. He sent me to a different desk, despite my having upgraded to 1st Class, and all his kiosk computer check in stations were EMPTY."
Cons: "LATAM deboarded me from the flight after I had boarded. They claimed American had cancelled my reservation because they did not think I would make my connection. I ran in order to make it and then instead of offering me information on the next flight they left me stranded with instructions to find American. Terrible, terrible customer service. I will think twice before booking a LATAM flight again."
Pros: "smooth disembarking"
Cons: "30 mins delay"
Cons: "90 minutes sitting on the cramped plane after boarding because of a maintenance issue."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very accommodating. One of the flight attendants encouraged me to take advantage of a seat that had more space so that I was more comfortable. Also when I casually talked about how I didn't get to eat before the flight she gave me two of the cinnamon crackers that are offered during the flight. This was very thoughtful and considerate of her. It was the little things and the attendants attention to detail that provided me an excellent experience."
Airlines flying from Basel have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Basel
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Basel
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Basel
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Basel
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