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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Service, food, flying experience in short everything"
Cons: "Connection time in Bangkok was very short due to late arrival. Transit security screening was backed up and no priority lanes were available for tight connections. Staff did not care about short connections and told me to just stay on line. Departure on aircraft was delayed, allowing me to make connection though delay was of listed on boards. I stressed and ran through the airport after clearing security for no reason if I had know the departure was delayed."
Cons: "Hello, My name is Mikyoung Seo who tried to book the flight tickets through your website. I got the e-ticket from you after buying the ticket by my credit card but a miniute later I got the other email from you regarding Thai airline did not process my flight so you recommended me to buy another ticket. So I bought another ticket. Today I found out in my credit card invoice there is a payment to charge for the first flight. Please cancel it before my money going out. I have all emails and documents regarding this issue. Please contact me with my email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you. Mikyoung Seo"
Pros: "Would fly again. Really great airline. Food, staff and comfortable"
Cons: "Entertainment system is way too old"
Cons: "Better food choices. Better entertainment options."
Pros: "Food was good. Wine was better."
Cons: "Couldn't get an aerobridge slot at BKK. Odd for the national carrier. Not great with bags, going down stairs, having to take a bus to the terminal."
Pros: "- The check in and seating went smoothly. The sign w/ designated boarding seat numbers worked well. - Crew were helpful and professional."
Cons: "- Entertainment system may need to be upgraded. - Food was a hit and miss. Perhaps, providing more fruit rather than cake or pudding may help improve the experience."
Cons: "Food on the plane"
Cons: "Everything was outstanding"
Cons: "Moré communication about the long delay."
Cons: "Passengers in front were very loud for a night flight and drinking, air crew didn't tell them to be quiet."
Cons: "N/A: very professional crew! The cabin remained clean for the entire duration of each of my 11 hour flights."
Cons: "More options for music and movies."
Pros: "Food & entertainment are okay like the usual."
Cons: "Crew were unusually very unpleasant & rude on this particular flight considering their airlines & the country are considered the land of smiles. They should've been more pleasing since the flight has been delayed for an hour due to some technical issues in the landing gear."
Pros: "Boarding went great, much appreciated that they specifically invited elderly passengers for early boarding. Crew was efficient but friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Economy seats aren't so great on any carrier."
Pros: "checking in, the agent pointed out that I had a middle seat. I thought I had reserved an isle. She fixed it."
Cons: "boarding using bus!"
Pros: "Entertainment was good."
Cons: "Complimentary polaroid Photo taking for families or kids or couples and friends. Photo can be placed in a special thai aiways frame for memory. If this is done while the flight is preparing for take off l, its gives a great start for the trip. Gifts for kids?"
Pros: "The flight was comfortable, staff was friendly, and food and snacks were abundant. Loved the variety of cocktails served even in economy class, they served champagne in flute glasses."
Cons: "The screens had pretty bad resolution"
Pros: "Crew were all very amazing and the seat are great"
Cons: "This is my first time to travel thru Thai airways and it was a very nice experience."
Pros: "2 empty seats next to me"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "No clear direction at boarding for lining up"
Pros: "Polite staff, safe environment."
Cons: "Flight was slightly delayed and took off late."
Pros: "Kid menu was good with a box of snacks. No delay. Everything was arranged in an orderly manner."
Cons: "More in flight movies"
Pros: "The made it easy to travel with a young child"
Pros: "Food still up to standard. Better then some flight from Thai Airways."
Cons: "Entertainment system is way too old. Screen is small and very poor quality. The seat is also looked old. Service is below standard. I got my drink after I finish the meal. And don’t even think about refill or coffee. The flight attendants never come back before collecting the tray."
Pros: "That we arrived"
Cons: "Late start, messy boarding, late arrival, got water spashed in mu face and the attendant didn't even apologize, full buses to go to the terminal an long wait for luggage. Quite poor. Also no entertainment, but that's usual on this flight."
Pros: "On time Comfortable seats Great service"
Pros: "Everything was as usual. Boarding can be improve a bit."
Cons: "This time I found the food was below Thai Airways standard (which was usually good to great)."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "The A330 was old, no charging ports for chairs, limited leg room and the entertainment system was a struggle to use"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "The plane developed a fault 1h out so we had to fly around for half an hour dumping fuel before returning to Bangkok where we were kept in a transit lounge till a replacement aircraft was found. Missed my connections too"
Cons: "Very hard seats for a long haul flight and queues for the the toilets. Overall the planes looked old and tired."
Pros: "I liked that they enforced the rule on boarding by rows as many airlines have given up trying to do that and its a free for all especially with certain groups of people."
Cons: "Food was alright, i had better food in Bangkok airways"
Cons: "Old plane not flat bed and food bad"
Cons: "NAIA chaos"
Pros: "All good except Manila Airport"
Cons: "NAIA Airport Imigration"
Pros: "Overall, inflight service good except chief purser at the front of the aircraft rather arrogant. Others helpful, on delighting the a/c, ground staff helpful."
Cons: "All ok."
Pros: "Huge plane that wasn’t full so it was very comfortable. Boarding was quick especially since I’m a Star Alliance Gold member so was one of the first on the plane. Bags also came out first & delivery was very quick. Looking forward to flying Thai again several more times this month & wish I could experience their international service which I’m sure is stellar."
Cons: "Only thing I would mention is alcohol is not served but that’s apparently standard for Thai domestic flights."
Pros: "Overall experience Staff"
Cons: "Eating time on tarmac Entertainment is oldish"
Pros: "ARN to BKK: Good crew, good seat (Thai Premium Economy - available Scandinavian flights only), on time departure and early arrival BKK."
Cons: "Food was tasty enough, but not hot when served (a common problem with many airlines) and only two options for Premium Economy. Entertainment options also limited."
Pros: "Showing the Thai ways."
Cons: "Maybe it’s time to change the seats. No USB charging ports but there’s power outlet."
Pros: "Crew were polite and nice. Food was good"
Cons: "Entertainment system was very glitchy, the headphones sockets on my seat were broken and loose."
Pros: "Airlines service and cabin crew services."
Cons: "The gate was the furthest one and boarding was delayed more than 30 minutes"
Pros: "The food was better than the last time."
Pros: "Entertainment choices were good"
Cons: "Dinner was tasteless and my cup of tea was bitter, too strong and a bit cold The cup of tea slid off the slippery, sloped table right into my lap, over my mobile phone and into my bag below. The staff didn’t seem to care. They admitted this happened a fair bit."
Cons: "The boarding at Bangkok Airport was a let down. Not only was the gate far away, we had to climb flights of stairs in the process to get to the aircraft. Certainly not suitable for passengers with knee problems."
Cons: "We requested wheelchair assistance for my grandmother (3 days before the flight), but at the departing airport, the person with the wheelchair left early and we had to walk her on to the plane. When we arrived at Hong Kong, there was no wheelchair on the bridge, and after disembarking and being told to wait, it took 30 minutes for them to bring one. The ground staff kept trying to convince us to just walk which seemed very unprofessional."
Cons: "Extremely bad service at the ticket counter. Really disappointed, really disappointed"
Cons: "Only the toilets very small"
Pros: "Cathay Pacific and crews were really good."
Cons: "I suggest no seating reservation online."
Pros: "It was a good flight"
Cons: "The flight was great"
Pros: "Comfortable seats in Premium Economy."
Cons: "Seat didn’t recline but moved to a vacant one to sleep. USB charging points didn’t charge my iPad."
Pros: "Changi. Wow.."
Cons: "Aircraft rather not modern."
Pros: "Food and entertainment was great"
Cons: "Dirty bathrooms, cramped seats, and still can't believe they still load the front of the plane first... takes forever"
Cons: "not much choices in the movie selection"
Pros: "The crew were busy but very attentive"
Cons: "I could not plug in my headphones because of the proprietary plug on the airplane. I understand some airlines used to use proprietary plugs to keep people from taking their headphones that were offered complementary for the flight but I’d rather use my high end noise canceling headphones."
Cons: "About cabin crew for for more smile"
Pros: "CX crews are professional as they are very customer oriented"
Cons: "The ground services in Melbourne airport was really bad! Chaotic arrangements for boarding and especially unpleasant staffs!"
Pros: "Seating space for short people..not average height people"
Cons: "Wider space for seats"
Pros: "Standard of the flight was good"
Cons: "Cabin personal was unengaged rude and everything than helpful"
Pros: "Crew were friendly and premium economy seats were spacious and comfortable"
Cons: "Clean the toilets more regularly. One time, the floor was wet and not much paper left in the holders."
Pros: "Seats were ok on par with other airlines. Food served was good."
Cons: "More leg space."
Cons: "terrible food - poor entertainment system with very mited choice - flight delayed as always"
Cons: "The cabin was too hot the whole time. Especially for an international flight. The plane left late, which caused me to miss my connecting flight. I ended up on another Cathay flight and that was late as well."
Cons: "flight delayed as always"
Pros: "Crew was amazing and diligent !"
Cons: "Food could have been better with some more options available onboard!"
Pros: "Crew was okay, nothing amazing. Seats are cramped as I was put in middle seat separated from my wife despite request to sit together."
Pros: "Easy check in and bag drop, staff available when help was needed. Felt comfortable enough to check myself in as every part of precessions was made clear"
Pros: "Yup all gud"
Cons: "All gud"
Pros: "Crew very attentive. Red eye so you may need to call but very good. Comfortable aircraft slso"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Food and drink good and staff served any time when asked no payment needed for alcoholic drinks"
Pros: "The crew was readily available and was able to assist with everything needed"
Cons: "A few times my television froze and it was restarted by the crew, but unfortunately the problem persisted."
Cons: "Staff need to be more hospitable! Please do serve hit drinks along with food!! Seats are not confortable and can be more adjustable!"
Pros: "not too bad"
Cons: "not too bad"
Pros: "same as previous answer"
Cons: "same as previous answer"
Pros: "Food was good, service quick and efficient"
Cons: "Inconsiderate people in front reclining seats. Meant already cramped conditions in economy were made worse!"
Pros: "Handing our menus in economy class was a nice touch. Service on board was very attentive."
Pros: "I was fortunate to be upgraded as a frequent flyer on this airline"
Cons: "Poor cabin crew service in this instance."
Pros: "Very delayed flight that resulted to missed my flight going to davao"
Cons: "New menu is not appealing with lesser choice and smaller portions - inflight entertainment very limited choice - constantly disturb with meaninglessness pa announcement"
Pros: "The overall service is great for the airfare price I paid. Can’t complaint! The new plane with central air control was a great idea; it was comfortable for the duration of the ride. That being said, I would definitely use Cathay Pacific again in the future for this price range."
Cons: "The wait time to take off was WAY too long. Luckily the entertainment was available right away on the screen."
Pros: "Was able to redirect from Kansai to Umeda after typhoon. Initially received misinformation though. Service was great except the one time I received a regular, not diet, coke and still had to drink it. Great job Cathay Pacific!"
Pros: "Boarding was swift"
Cons: "Crew was indifferent and cold in their service. Food was mediocre."
Pros: "Food for economy was great. Entertainment system great."
Cons: "Left half hour late."
Pros: "Cleanliness and no disruptions"
Cons: "The crew were slow to clear the food trays"
Pros: "Service was fantastic. Had a bit of a headache and the air hostess was quick to get me a Panadol. Entertainment system is good. Do check out the outside camera that works when landing gear comes out. Great view. Great idea."
Pros: "Friendly service on time flight"
Cons: "Boarding for premium economy had no special boarding. We were forced to stay in a long long line even though we paid almost double the fair with premium economy. All our other flights we got earlier boarding. There was no explanation given when I asked"
Pros: "Crew provided excellent service, seats were comfortable and food and drinks were great."
Pros: "Liked: moive selection. Hagendazs ice cream. Flight went smooth."
Cons: "My check in bag was lost. Hope to get it back in the next few days."
Pros: "Flight was very smooth and pleasant. The entertainment was great with lots of choices. Premium economy seats on A350 was amazing. Very similar to Qants reganal business class on their 737. But how ever the seats on their A330 was average. But otherwise all was good. I would recommend Cathay."
Cons: "The food was very small portion and average in taste. The crew took a wile to take the trays and clear after all ate."
Cons: "I d have liked if they had served refreshments/drinks immediately after boarding. Although I had dinner, the flight is like 1AM so a light snack would be appreciated. toilet cleanliness was an issue...the toilets were out of toilet paper."
Cons: "Original itinerary was not followed. Flight from manila to hongkong was late. We arrived hongkong and was informed that our flight has been rebooked even though we can see that the plane was still there and staffs are still at the gate. We were transferred to a layover flight from HongKong to Aussie then Aussie to Auckland instead of going straight. Seats was set far apart with no competitions at all. Sorry is not enough for this big hassle."
Cons: "Original itinerary was not followed. Plane from manila to hongkong left late and was transferred to a different flight for hongkong to Auckland .Seats not even together. Was put on 2 lay overs instead of just 1 (hongkong to Aussie then Aussie to Auckland. With no compensation at all. Sorry is not enough."
Cons: "Signs on the airport screens were not updated in time so estimated departure times passes without boarding notices."
Cons: "The seats seemed like they had no padding and it kept stabbing me in the back. Seat belts were so thick and hard i couldn't lean in any direction to get comfortable as it would stab me. My partner and I were also seated separately. Painful flight, disappointed."
Cons: "After my flight from Nanjing was delayed the next two flights to Sydney been overbooked and I was put on a flight to Melbourne to then go from there to Sydney. No Lounge access possible and no food vaucher offered. I had to ask to even get a small food vaucher. Bad!"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and everything was perfectly on time!"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Fly on time"
Pros: "We took the offer of putting cabin baggage in hold. Some of those that retained theirs had "oversized" bags that should have been taken from them at the steps of the plane. As this did not happen there were a lot of problems including the problem of opening the lockers"
Cons: "Stricter control on cabin bags. The result was that our bags were already on the belt when we got to customs area"
Cons: "Maybe not BA fault but immigration wait at jfk was 11/2 hours!"
Pros: "Given that this flight, like just about every other BA9 flight for the past week, was a delayed departure, this flight delayed 3 hours, it is difficult to say that this was a good flight. The flight was full, and some business class passengers moved to economy class, with some economy passengers being removed from the flight to free up essential "rest areas" for the crew."
Cons: "Whilst I understand that the planes make no money sitting on the tarmac, maybe the schedule needs tweaking to permit a little more time for maintenance?"
Cons: "Some form of entertainment"
Pros: "The crew was good, very helpful."
Cons: "The seat was not comfortable at all. I’m 6.0 and 150lb so not very big but my shoulders were already above the head rest. Also leg space was very poor. This was an American Airlines flight by the way. 777-300 airplane. I’ve had better flying experience before in the Same type of plane"
Pros: "We finally got there."
Cons: "Make water available at Heathrow 5 (2drinking fountains for thousands) and no water or any drink on the plane."
Pros: "The planes departed and landed on time."
Cons: "My bag remained in London during flight change.Have direct flights to avoid such cases."
Pros: "very helpful"
Cons: "That we did not have to have a 4 hour stop over in Madrid"
Pros: "Everything about flight"
Cons: "Ticket price will be better if you make it little bit cheapper"
Pros: "Nice seats and nice enough staff"
Cons: "Delays, no information provided and no water provided while we were waiting to depart. 1 hour delay (57 mins to be precise....)"
Pros: "Crew were great and we left and arrived slightly early which was nice"
Cons: "The in flight magazines and safety cards were ripped and damaged. Not a good look for the flag carrier"
Pros: "Crew and airline was fine"
Cons: "Due to the way the flights were booked, even though I flew on the same airline on both legs of my trip they were two separate bookings causing me to wait in line for two hours in Heathrow to get my bags and check back in. I will probably never use kayak / kiwi.com again."
Pros: "Quick boarding as we arrived towards the end and off quickly because we were seated at the back of pane. Crew were very friendly and flight was very swift."
Cons: "Food and drink was good but quite expensive"
Pros: "Comfortable new plane, friendly staff."
Cons: "Not having over an hour delay followed by buses to disembark resulting in a missed connection."
Pros: "Friendly, helpful and professional crew."
Cons: "Very delayed - both on takeoff and on landing"
Pros: "One of the crew used bad words toward one of the passenger ..!"
Pros: "Yes they were so amazing"
Cons: "Boarding procedures need to be improved upon"
Cons: "not ONE single smile !!!!"
Cons: "I was surprised that BA charges for drinks like water. Flight from London to Warsaw is an international Flight after all. I may understand that food is not served but to pay for water is not a right thing to do. I asked the crew about this and I was told that bc other airlines charge for drinks/ food, BA also ask passengers for money. I have not had to pay for my drink like water on any other flight. I fly with all big airlines like American, Delta, Lufthansa, LOT, etc"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Pros: "Not much - inflated BA fare for mediocre offering; definitely not business class when compared to proper premium airlines."
Cons: "Cramped seats. Poor food. Disorganized boarding more soon to low cost budget carriers. Which is what BA competes against now, albeit for premium prices."
Cons: "The equipment was old and didn't seem to be well maintained. And they did not offer even a glass of water on a 3 and a half hour flight. Even water was on sale!"
Cons: "Entertainment totally outdated ! Unresponsive screen"
Cons: "Th business class seats were more like economy class without the center seat. Cabin crew always seem disorganized."
Pros: "Captain kept passengers informed on everything, great flight, helpful crew, fantastic entertainment system."
Cons: "Leg room isn’t great for such can’t a long flight and the food was not the greatest."
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Smooth flight. Pleasant crew."
Cons: "My baggage couldn't be checked straight through to the states. Had to pick up bags, go through security again, which limited time spent in the airport to enjoy duty free shopping etc. Baggage allowances were different between British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, which necessitated checking out carry on bags. The gate agent was accommodating and checked them at no charge, but that could have been an expensive proposition if she wasn't perceptive. All food and drinks on this flight are for purchase vs. complimentary"
Pros: "It's a non-stop from Austin to Heathrow. Flight attendants were helpful and professional. Flight was on time."
Cons: "This 747 should be refurbished or retired. I've traveled this flight on 777s and newer 747s. This plane was an embarassment."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful cabin crew, even on this short flight. I liked the fact that the Captain stood outside the flight deck to say goodbye to the passengers. A nice touch."
Cons: "Plane was very old. Seat rock hard. When I pulled the foot rest down the fabric was coming off to reveal years worth of food crumbs. Disgusting. TV screen was tiny. Seemed sort of staff, took them ages to bring food around, toilet was unclean with no toilet roll towards the end of flight."
Pros: "Short flight"
Pros: "It was a peaceful flight"
Cons: "BA just don't get holiday travel. They are hopeless at boarding a plane efficiently, the crew appear uncomfortable with charging for food and drinks, etc. BA compares v badly to Easyjet, Ryanair and Norwegian for efficiency and focus when dealing with holiday makers"
Pros: "Empty seats next to us."
Cons: "1 hour delay (not BA's fault) confusion as to gate location"
Pros: "Excellent, courteous crew. Flight punctual."
Pros: "Crew in club was excellent. Could not ask for more."
Cons: "Ground staff absolutely unorganised and rude. Boarding a complete shambles. No announcement, no group and priority boarding. This resulted in us losing our a slot and the flight to be delayed by almost an hour. One would think they have never boarded a plane before."
Cons: "Crews hair all seemed to be scruffy with bits hanging in their face. Most unlike BA. Only thing I can think of all rest was faultless"
Pros: "The Crew were great"
Cons: "Boarding could have been more efficient"
Pros: "Wine fantastic, crew fantastic, comfortable seats in biz on A380. Food selection diabolical"
Cons: "Food was awgul"
Pros: "Efficient boarding."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Nice crew, short flight, comfortable seats."
Cons: "Only a small carry-on allowed and one SMALL purse. Also, there is a charge for beverages unless you are in first class."
Pros: "Clean, informative pilot"
Cons: "2 hours delay!"
Pros: "It flies"
Cons: "No courtesy! At least soft drinks ought to be on the house - they even charge for water - disgusting compared to US airless that at least offer you nuts and a drink for free! BA is now in the EasyJet-RyanAir league! Awful!"
Cons: "Fresh food"
Pros: "Staff were very busy as flight was full but still managed to be upbeat, funny and polite which always makes things nicer."
Cons: "Really frustrating that the passenger behind me spent most of the night waking me up jabbing the screen on the back of my chair- not much sleep was had . Not directly BA's fault but it would help if use of the REMOTE CONTROL was actively promoted to people- or get rid of the touch screen???. Being typical British I didn't complain there and then :/"
Pros: "On board entertainment was very good with movies, tv, games, etc. The flight was on-time. The food was good. No hassles regarding paying for a checked bag."
Cons: "Small seating area. Paying extra for advance seat assignments."
Cons: "Boarding an absolute chaos, rude ignorant staff, old dirty airplane"
Pros: "Great flight and services"
Cons: "It was all good"