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|October||Most popular time to fly (7% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$2,025||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Food is great. Crew are very nice."
Cons: "Advanced seat assignment"
Pros: "Too hot onboard"
Pros: "Lovely crew."
Pros: "Crew was outstanding, the aircraft were very comfortable as a result I arrived relaxed and ready to go!"
Cons: "Really everything was exemplary"
Pros: "Excellent crew helping calm my anxious children."
Cons: "No babies"
Pros: "The crew, as always, was super professional, friendly, helpful, and efficient. The plane was neat and clean, I was pleasantly surprised with personal items like tooth paste, tooth brush, and slippers. And I was thrilled that you served wine with food as well. That goes a long way!"
Cons: "I didn’t rate comfort and food as “excellent” as I did other items not because they were not great, but flying on an economy class for 14.5 hours, I can’t force myself to speak too highly about these two items, which doesn’t necessarily reflect my flight experience or Korean Air quality!"
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 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: "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: "The entertainment"
Cons: "More food selection like vegetarian"
Pros: "Great service and a very friendly crew."
Cons: "The food was ok, average and nothing special."
Cons: "Great value ,excellent and friendly service."
Cons: "No, all good"
Pros: "Great leg room even for tall person. Food is good and there's enough choices."
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: "Crew, food, comfort, entertainment and many good things"
Cons: "I love everything"
Pros: "Everything. Will definitely chose them again."
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: "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: "I like the service, food, and entertainment."
Cons: "A kid sitting behind me was constantly pushing really hard on the entertainment touch screen. Also, kept playing with his tray table! I was trying to sleep but couldn’t because the constant shaking of my head rest and overall seat!"
Pros: "Great legroom. Food better than last Korean Air flight a few years ago."
Cons: "Changed to smaller aircraft, last row in the aeroplane."
Cons: "A little bit crowded"
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."
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: "The amount of times i was fed"
Cons: "My seat. I wanted to upgrade and they said no, but it wasn't full"
Pros: "Very professional crew good service"
Cons: "Nothing really pilot couldn't understand him but does it really matter unless is an emergency"
Pros: "All was well as usually except..."
Cons: "Late departure because some baggage was late to arrive and our descent was unorthodox. We passed our route did a u-turn then did a lot of adjusting (left and right plus up and down) to line up for arrival."
Cons: "It was delayed for two hrs for 50mns domestic flight. An i missed connecting bus so had to pay extra 100usd!"
Pros: "Great customer service. Smooth flight. Friendly and helpful stewardesses despite the language barrier ( I don't speak Korean)."
Cons: "Really no complaints. It was just a super long flight and it was too uncomfortable to sleep."
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: "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"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "The flgth was grate and comfortable. Will fly with Korean again."
Cons: "I could not hear an anounment very well. It was pumbpy."
Pros: "I like the Korean Bibimpap on the plane, taste was good."
Cons: "Old style business seating, quite uncomfortable, not a full recline, very uncomfortable when fully reclined compared to other business planes, TV was small, not good quality, selection of movies was only ok, not great, service was ok, not great, they cater more to Korean customers then other guests, if you are on the upper deck de-planning is difficult and awkward as you have to go through the economy section and staff doesn't keep them seated, so no extra bonus for business in de-planing. washroom items not replaced (toothbrush / mouthwash), overall very average"
Pros: "The leg room was pretty generous compared to other airlines."
Cons: "The entertainment system worked alright but a bit old-fashioned. The airplane safety video seemed like it was made in the 90s. The food on the return flight was really bad"
Pros: "Everything except the food option"
Cons: "No vegetarian option for the meal"
Cons: "not comfortable with the seats"
Cons: "I would like to have a vegetarion menu option"
Pros: "The service and entertainment"
Cons: "Sitting down 12 hrs it was very painful to be sitting that long. My seat eould heat up and it was uncomfortable also. I couldn't sleep during the flight"
Pros: "Great food and smooth flight"
Pros: "Service was not bad, was clean and polite crew."
Cons: "My ticket did not have the boarding gate number and information send me to the wrong gate and I missed my flight, I had to wait for another 10 hours for the next flight and I was told that I must pay $120, after long negociation, staff waived the fees but I had to wait for more than 10 hours at airport and missing my flight and everything connected to it."
Pros: "Checking-in was super simple, and speedy. All the staff I had contact with were very polite and professional"
Cons: "I had exhausted the entertainment system before I finished my first leg of the outbound journey."
Pros: "Crew were helpful & friendly."
Cons: "No vegetarian food."
Pros: "Excellent all round.a"
Cons: "Boarding from connecting flight was manic, gate closing as we arrived only to then sit on the plane for about 40 mins before it moved. Extra leg room seats at extra cost are near toilets and watching the comings and goings from there is not pleasant. Staff ok but nothing special, left waiting with forms for lost luggage, little explanation. Plane decor looks tired, seats narrow. Luggage lost. Know why I like to fly Thai airways"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable and crew uninterested"
Cons: "Crew staff"
Pros: "Service was excellent"
Cons: "Veg food needs to be improved in ROME-DUBAI Sector."
Pros: "Lots of selection in movies"
Cons: "There was a glitch on the entertainment system and the staff tried to reset with no luck. Our row and the back row was affected and we could not watch anything on the screen for a good 2 hrs of the flight. Boarding was rather disoriented. The ground crew did not give clear instructions to control the crowd."
Pros: "Obviously Biz Class is a great proposition for a flight of this length and once again the experience was a good one. Staff are always friendly and very attentive."
Cons: "We are not big eaters but when you leave at 10am then a lunch and breakfast is a bit of a stretch and even with light snack options we found ourselves hungry. Breakfast was not too flash"
Pros: "The food was amazing. The entertainment was amazing The boarding process was very seamless Everything was done on time"
Cons: "Honestly, nothing. I was beyond impressed."
Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "Terrible food Outdated entertainment"
Cons: "Nothing i"
Cons: "The plane was old and tatty I booked a window seat to actually get the window seat with no window. I had just come off another Emirates flight but this was old tatty plane, the seating squashed. The plane was delayed on the runway for around 40 mins but no announcement made, the stewards were unresponsive when people pressed the buzzer."
Pros: "Delayed departure. Unable to catch up time. Landed late. Bus took a very long time. Missed the connecting flight"
Cons: "Hotel with all meals provided."
Pros: "The crews"
Cons: "The wifi is bad the food is bad im in business class"
Pros: "The in flight crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The seat I have 41A is quite awkward, especially when 41B was a plus size person. The slanting profile of the wall also made it quite claustrophobic. But overall endurance."
Pros: "Most of the staff were supportive and caring and made me feel like nothing was too much to ask."
Cons: "I didn't realise my kid wouldn't get her own meal and I ran out of food if prepared by the last flight as we were travelling 38 hours in total. Snacks were available on request but it was just crisps so I gave her most of my meals."
Cons: "Still flying . I lost my first hotel night what to doooo"
Pros: "Great and friendly cabin crew. Lots of movies to chose. Food was great."
Cons: "All was great"
Pros: "Nothing comfort level very low. Very poor service. Looks like how to make more money by robbing customers"
Cons: "Bought the ticket from internet after paying found baggage allowance only 20kg tried to contact airline additional 10 kg luggage price was more than the price of ticket. Seating was awfully I am 6'3" did not fit in middle seat requested several times for isle seat my legs were sticking out each time I have to get up to let pass the passengers and staff safety hazard. Have to pay additional 70 pounds sterling for under 3kg."
Pros: "Good as usual"
Cons: "Nothing I can think of"
Pros: "All usual good emirates services were back"
Cons: "Didn't find anything worth mentioning"
Pros: "The flight on the A3800 was great."
Pros: "Everything was good especially the spacious seats and food"
Pros: "Breakfast and lunch were both tasty"
Cons: "Had to wait an hour for our bags at BHX"
Pros: "Emirates leg was good. Easy checkin and I think slightly large than usual seats."
Cons: "I bought a return from Emirates with the returning flight from Australia to London as a code share with Qantas. Qantas does not honour the e-ticekts from Emirates and will NOT allow you to preselect seats online. You have to hope for a good seat at airport checkin. Too bad, as I would have been prepared to pay extra for a seat upgrade."
Pros: "Good everything"
Pros: "Crew were friendly Entertainment was good"
Cons: "My meal was forgotten and when I asked for it I received dried red cabbage and a dried up tomato and a grated carrot and something I didn't know what it was. The bread was not gluten free on this meal so I couldn't eat it. Unlike the first leg of my journey this meal didn't have my name or seat number on. I feel like it was put together once I asked where my meal was. Snacks offered but not gluten free so was very hungry from previous flight."
Pros: "Footrest would be good for a long haul flight."
Cons: "Full aircraft so pick you seats early"
Cons: "Noise of serving some people dinner in middle of night interfered with sleep. Deep dip South meant no internet for much of the flight lots of noise and inconvenience trying to fix Tvnz for (rude) lady in front"
Pros: "Really liked the long journey. Was a bit nervous given the 15 hour flight but was pleasantly surprised. Service was good as well."
Cons: "The crew were really young and not very talkative."
Pros: "Good facilities, food and entertaniment. Seat comfort not so good."
Pros: "The crew were excellent, very helpful and friendly. The most friendly crew I have flown with. Qantas could learn something from Emirates."
Pros: "Assistance at Bangkok was excellent with no problems wheelchair all the way from flight to taxi. The assistance staff were employed by the airport and not Emerates which seemed to make a difference."
Cons: "On the whole everything was acceptable."
Cons: "Late take off"
Cons: "Very cold. Limited new/quality music to choose from..."
Cons: "No toilets in departure lounge! Delay of 30 minutes sitting with hardly any oxygen in cabin thought I was going to pass out. My last flight with Emirates."
Pros: "I felt unwell towards the end of the flight. The cabin crew could not have been nicer. Although they were busy they all found time to come and check on me, including the purser. Water and other drinks were given out regularly. They even provided afternoon tea with scones and cream!"
Pros: "Being able to sleep comfortably Great staff Food good rather than great but not easy on flight. Well chosen good wines. Chauffeur service to & from airport Ease of checkin"
Pros: "Quick online check-in and bag drop-off at the airport. Friendly cabin crew. Juices etc. offered in between meal/snacks"
Cons: "Delayed take-off from Singapore once we had boarded-an hour just waiting to taxi. Delayed landing at Dubai due to volume of air traffic. This meant a very quick transfer to the London flight and no helpful assistance from cabin crew even though I asked for assistance, I had to hail a buggy down at the airport otherwise we would not have made it to our flight as I would not have been able to walk that far in the time available. If the flight had landed on time then there would not have been a problem."
Pros: "Had salmon which was amazing"
Pros: "Generally good standard, nothing to sit about but there was a selection of recent and older films and TV, OK food and fairly comfortable seats."
Cons: "While the food was ok, there were some odd omissions from the vegetarian meals that sometimes made them seem smaller or worse value compared to the non-veggie options. Still better than I've had on some other airlines though."
Pros: "Food better than average"
Cons: "Poorly designed economy seat. Unusable wifi."
Pros: "Staff were great. Food was good."
Pros: "Poor unprofessional service by kayak.com My flight was cancelled by Emirates and i did not receive any notification from kayak whereas i belive it was kayak's responsibility to inform me since i booked the ticket with them. Top of all their customer services reps are arrogant ! Never coming back here !"
Pros: "The trip the crew good dealing"
Cons: "When I back to my country the trip late hours and the boarding wha so crowd it was terrible no organizing"
Pros: "Available entertainment was great."
Cons: "It was filthy with two broken toilets and one toilet that was so dirty it couldn't be used. Most sinks couldn't be used by the end. Flight attendants left duty free carts in the aisle while they sat in jump seats and chatted, which made it difficult to get to bathrooms and to move around the plane. Kids running around all over the plane, and trash all over the place."
Pros: "Late departure but kept informed. Food good."
Pros: "This flight and seat was definitely more comfortable than going to HongKong- space was ver cramped before."
Cons: "Vegetarian meals can be better, breakfast eggs get over cooked and rice also."
Cons: "The crew should be more kind."
Pros: "Crew amazing."
Cons: "Food variety should be increased."
Cons: "Hi do veg meal could have been better and communication about my bags could have been better ."
Pros: "Changi. Wow.."
Cons: "Aircraft rather not modern."
Cons: "3 hours delay for a flight of 1 h 45 min"
Pros: "Will if you didnt know yet it was horrible. because of the reschedulling i miss my flight from paris to venice and all this flight is boon through you but i couldnt contact cheapflights because you dont handle it. So what do you think??"
Cons: "Well at least you could at least know what happened but instead i still got message from you that my flight was still on for 1235 really are you guys that really dumb??"
Cons: "2:40 flight delay - terrible food and very limited choice on the entetainment system - a terrible airline"
Pros: "The crew was great. They were very quick to respond to any requests and were very accommodating."
Pros: "Conformt ,enjoy and on time"
Pros: "No extra fees for baggage and professional flight attendants."
Cons: "Seats were too close in economy as in most airplanes."
Pros: "Nice plane. Crew was great. Seat not bad for economy."
Cons: "Only complaint was the 5 or 6 hour delay because of the weather."
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: "Yes all of the above"
Pros: "Crew was helpful but 1 crew forgot my dinner drink which was a hot tea drink."
Cons: "Maybe write down who ordered drinks while serving dinner tray.. if there were turbulence the crew can go back to that list then setve it when seat belt sign is off."
Pros: "Polite crew, good food"
Cons: "Newer plane on flight from HKG to sFo"
Cons: "flight always late as usual"
Pros: "miracle fight landed on time"
Cons: "terrible food - poor entertaiment system with limited choice and old movies - crew always on the pa"
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"
Cons: "flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "short hall business class not comfortable - flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "delayed as usual"
Pros: "The friendliness of the staff."
Cons: "Seats are not exactly comfortable for a long flight"
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: "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."
Pros: "On time, safe, standard service"
Pros: "Food was mediocre and passable."
Cons: "Rude behavior of Cathay Pacific Staff"
Pros: "Crew were outstanding and food was awesome"
Pros: "Second time in less than two years and satisfied on both trips. Good work Cathay Pacific."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Very professional"
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."
Cons: "Too salty for the meal"
Pros: "Seat uncomfortable even though there was plenty of leg room"
Pros: "Staff very professional"
Cons: "Touch screen not working, no entertainment on entire flight"
Pros: "A perfect landing/touchdown into Auckland. Great pilot"
Cons: "Passenger immediately behind said that they couldn't watch their movie properly when I wanted to recline my seat for sleeping position. Had to wait!!"
Pros: "comfortable seats with good leg room"
Cons: "Cabin crew did not offer much service. No coffee, tea or water offered."
Pros: "There was nothing worth liking . Plane was dirty in side . Tray tables were broken. Used pillows without hygiene sealed bags. Toilets were missing basic supplies."
Cons: "Crew was aggressive and impolite even with senior citizens . There is no point in speaking English with senior citizen of Asian decent. Making faces and giggling among themselves with a sarcasm."
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: "The upgraded seat to business class."
Cons: "Some staff still needs training, sinplying saying no, is not acceptable, finding a solution and working towards a resuloution is more acceptable. Better verbiage used, checking on food count making sure EVERYONE gets what’s printed on the menu. Asking everyone equally on the same roll is the rule of thumb."
Pros: "Crew provided excellent service, seats were comfortable and food and drinks were great."
Cons: "The stopover in Hong Kong was longer than I would have liked."
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."
Pros: "Nothing much. Travelling in economy class for long flights is always a miserable experience. I can't afford to fly business and I am compelled to travel due to personal reasons"
Cons: "With the new security rules for flights to the US, they took my water bottle at the gate during boarding. I was dehydrated during the whole flight. The small cup of water they give during the flight is not enough for me."