|August||Best time to beat the crowds (3% less expensive on average)|
|February||Most popular time to fly (12% more expensive on average)|
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|$1,782||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Food and drink service"
Pros: "Cathay Pacific continues to delivery a stellar experience in first class even on shorter legs such as the soon to be discontinued New York to Vancouver flight (888/865). They even brought back Krug, which they opened on the ground no less in New York, and offer access to AA Flagship Dining at JFK which itself offers flagship dining."
Pros: "good service, nice staff, confort ok"
Cons: "food can always be improve but overall ok"
Cons: "The crew should be more kind."
Pros: "Crew amazing."
Cons: "Food variety should be increased."
Cons: "Love it"
Cons: "Be on time. 3 hours delay"
Cons: "The flight attendant actually worked very hard. But I don’t think they have enough people working in the economy. I asked for a cup of coffee twice from 2 different flight attendant. Never got it"
Pros: "The crew was nice and friendly, food was ok"
Cons: "Food should request order by the crew, rather then trolly push like an old style"
Pros: "Wheelchair assistance..very dignified"
Cons: "There was a mixup for special meal that i ordered...wrong marking of seat number,even after having a prepaid confimed seat"
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??"
Pros: "Conformt ,enjoy and on time"
Pros: "The crew were friendly, the entertainment on offer was broad and appealed to all passengers. The meal choices were very good, I requested the LFML options and all were good except for the light evening snack at the end of our second flight which was somewhat lacking in flavours and variety."
Cons: "The seats in economy felt cramped on the Boeing 700-300ER, with not much room to recline. This impacted on ability to fully relax and rest on such a long journey. This improved on the Airbus 350 thankfully, which much more leg room."
Pros: "Easy and quick boarding"
Cons: "We sat in the bulk head economy seats for the extra leg room, but instead it was used as a pass through for the flight attendants and for other passengers. This was an older plane and there wasn’t an aisle cross over, very annoying! The chicken pie was scorching hot and no serving utensils."
Pros: "Standard of the flight was good"
Cons: "Cabin personal was unengaged rude and everything than helpful"
Pros: "Crew is very good and efficient, generally very friendly and helpful. Seats are fairly spacious and comfortable. The flight was only slightly delayed. Food and drinks are quite readily available. Meal quality is nothing amazing, but it's definitely not bad."
Cons: "flight delayed as usual"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "The crew was nice but that’s about it"
Cons: "Maybe a 333 in economy rather than a 343 Seats were too congested. Hardly any place to move"
Cons: "My seat would not recline."
Pros: "Comfortable seat with good recline and leg room. Noise cancellation head phones are effective and comfortable. Good selection of audio and video entertainment."
Pros: "Yup all gud"
Cons: "All gud"
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: "seats that i selected was change when we enter the boarding gate without informing us"
Pros: "Everything, thank you. See you next time. The best airplane"
Pros: "Very delayed flight that resulted to missed my flight going to davao"
Pros: "Second time in less than two years and satisfied on both trips. Good work Cathay Pacific."
Pros: "Food was good, comfy seats. Nice crew."
Pros: "Flight attendants were nice, friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Less beverage served. No coffee or tea was offered."
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: "Airlines staff took my complaint seriously and found the bag at Hongkong airport. Later the bag was brought to SFO and delivered at my temporary stay. Very good job done."
Cons: "On arrival on 10th Sep at SFO, I found one of my checked-in baggages was missing. This made me bit worried. I made a complaint to airlines staff there. Some inconveniences caused since I kept my needed cloths in that bag."
Pros: "Boarding was swift"
Cons: "Crew was indifferent and cold in their service. Food was mediocre."
Pros: "Everything is great"
Pros: "Smooth and pleasant flight with no interruptions which enabled sleep on a long overnight flight. The plane was older than on the previous flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong and was noticably short on toilets for the number of passengers."
Cons: "Food was mediocre in flavour and variety."
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: "All went to schedule and flight attendants very good"
Pros: "The plane was great Boeing 350 I think great entertainment system, comfortable seats, and the Singapore new terminal 4 is wounderful"
Pros: "I am frequent air traveler that logs about 100k miles a year and this is the first time I felt like writing a review about an airline. I traveled with my 4 year old son on this trip. Excellent service, high quality food options and flight amenities. I really enjoyed the food as did my son. My son left his backpack behind on the first leg and the airline staff retreived it and delivered it to the lounge in less than 15 minutes. I was astounded and had almost given up on seeing the bag again, given my experience with other airlines in the past. This is going to be airline of choice for future trips!"
Cons: "Flight was late. I understand that there could be unexpected problems. But please do not say that due to 'operational reasons'. Sounds like BS. Tell us he actual reason. Arrived late, engine problems, passenger missing, etc."
Pros: "No drinks served before the meal. No water brought round during the night. Cabin staff efficient if a bit brisk. Food not quite OK - no imagination. Films really good."
Cons: "the person in front of me just laid down his seat for almost entire flight which made me to have no rooms people are switching seats without letting flight attendants to know. This is not fair for other customers"
Pros: "Just great all round"
Pros: "Left on time arrived early. Staff excellent."
Pros: "Seat is comfortable."
Cons: "Very nice airplane. Ride is comfortable. Processing in immigration is very fast. In 30min you are in the parking lot already."
Pros: "Comfortable premium economy seat. Nice crew."
Cons: "Vegetarian meals were repetitive and pretty boring and devoid of any source of protein."
Cons: "Airport boarding lounge was ice cold. Staff couldn’t be bothered with it."
Cons: "Crew was fantastic. Very attentive to passengers’ needs. From check in to baggage claim, China Airlines was fantastic. When many passengers needed to board aconnecting flight in Taipei to Bangkok with very little time, crew members shepherded all of us through the tram and security right to boarding. It was fantastic. China Airlines is my “go to” company for any routes on my travels they provide in the future. Thank you China Airlines!!!"
Pros: "Crew was good and friendly."
Cons: "Lesser layover time in Taipei."
Pros: "Friendly and smiling"
Cons: "No fruits after service for dinner"
Cons: "Bad food and bad FA"
Cons: "It was a scary flight that I couldnt even sleep! I dont feel safe flying with China Airlines! Rude staffs, planes are shaking, food was ok, no selection of drinks (only tea and water),"
Cons: "This was my first time travelling with China airlines and this trip was our honeymoon so we were really excited for this trip but after flying with China Air, I dont think I will fly with them again. Flight attendants were really rude, Food was ok, There’s no selection of drinks"
Pros: "Comfortable plane and a good price"
Cons: "Long queues for check in at Manila - I should have checked in online. Boarding was chaotic and people were getting stressed - maybe people could line up in seat row order to make the boarding process smoother."
Pros: "Awesome crew, full flat seat"
Cons: "Western menu"
Pros: "Phone charging, laptop socket, nice legroom and smart recline system means legroom gets better when the guy in front reclines. Toilets clean. New aircraft, attentive crew. AIRBUS A350 IS THE BEST!!!"
Cons: "Food okay could have been better. Entertainment system excellent but television shows section could have been better."
Cons: "The food could have been more tasty and warm."
Pros: "I was able to rearrange my seating, no surprises with the clear notification of the gate change upon my arrival, and quality of service was spectacular."
Cons: "If the crew could have been more diligent with bathroom duties, a less of a surprise could have been noticed upon a visit. Not really their fault, the passengers seemed a bit more messy than expected."
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Boarded an hour late."
Pros: "Services good"
Pros: "Services verygood"
Pros: "Got an exit row seat. Lots of leg room."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Seats were as comfortable as expected. Staff tried to help you find one with no one next to you to help. Lots of blankets and pillows."
Cons: "Food and drink abundant but not great."
Pros: "Crew excellent"
Cons: "Couldn’t fault anything"
Pros: "Meals were tasty and drinks were great. Service was wonderful. Great entertaining selections."
Cons: "Nothing, really."
Pros: "Service was efficient and responsive ."
Cons: "Food was good"
Pros: "Quite comfortable, met my expectations and I slept well. On board team were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Lounge in TPE is awful! Over crowded, noisy and a mess. I wouldn’t fly CI again just from the lounge experience."
Pros: "Quite comfortable, met my expectations and I rested. On board team were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Lounge in TPE is awful! Over crowded, noisy and a mess. I wouldn’t fly CI again just from the lounge experience."
Pros: "Good entertainment choice"
Cons: "Average economy plane food"
Pros: "The meals are very good and tasty, good portions."
Cons: "The economy seat is OK but too distance between seats could use extra inch."
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "End to end experience, was not informed in advance when we purchased the tickets in regards to the baggage when in transit flights"
Cons: "Smell was so bad"
Cons: "Smell was so bad during flight"
Pros: "Cabin fitout is cozy and comfortable. Great service onboard and free WiFi for Premium customers"
Cons: "Taoyuan airport facilities"
Pros: "Living in novotel while staying in Taipei"
Cons: "stuck in Taipei"
Pros: "Food is surprisingly not bad, with entertainment is a plus."
Cons: "luggages delayed for nearly one hr. Many ppl waiting for luggage at the luggage bell"
Pros: "Excellent service for a1:15 duration flight. The offered meal was decent. Seat was fine."
Cons: "Seat back LCD was very small and low contrast, though no big deal on a short flight."
Cons: "The English of the crew wasn't fantastic"
Pros: "The food and entertainment was excellent. Thr crew are friendly and luxurious plane comforts make it worth the trip paid for."
Cons: "Not enough fresh air, breathing quality was poor before take off. We had fumes from jet gases leaking in through the air conditioning, but once the plane departed the quality improved."
Cons: "The seat pitch is quite narrow makes plane feel crowded. Flight attendant does not pay attention to the request"
Pros: "The boarding by zones is a great way to do it and they implemented it efficiently. The crew were outstanding - pleasant, smiley and courteous and made me feel welcomed. Meals were delicious."
Cons: "A bit cramped and not quite enough toilets in economy class. Always a long queue for the toilet."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was awesome."
Pros: "Great onboard staff. Very clean and efficient."
Cons: "Flight was slightly delayed. Lots of confusion and no information in English. Competing with two other big flights at same gate for Madrid and Rome. Wasn't sure whether I was supposed to be boarding."
Pros: "I was surprised that they provided meal for less than 1.5 hour flight. The fare was very affordable for only a few extra hours waiting in Taipei. Very happy with their service. I will definitely use China Airlines again."
Cons: "Nothing I didn't like."
Pros: "I liked the crew members. They were welcoming and professional. Flight fare was very good in value for waiting a few extra hours in Taipei. I could do some shopping there while I was in transit. Nice airport. The screens of my row were not working so they restarted all screens a few times. While the screens of my row worked, other rows were not working. Surprisingly no one fixed or complaint as the screens of other rows kept off from the start to the end of the flight. I felt so sorry for others."
Cons: "Like what I said in "what I like", I think the connection of the screens/tablets had some issues. Luckily mine worked. I would be upset if my screen did not work during the entire 9 hours flight."
Pros: "We liked the service provided by the crew. The pilot was excellent, as we arrived safely."
Cons: "I wish the aircraft's seats were a bit wider. (I'm not getting bigger, but space seems to be at a premium.)"
Pros: "The service from the beginning to the destination was great. I found the staff very professional"
Pros: "the flight wasnt too packed so i had enough space and the flight was cheap, worth it."
Cons: "the time the flight was available for."
Cons: "there was not much information at the airport, the flight did not appear on the screen. but when I asked, I get the information."
Pros: "Comfortable and relaxing!"
Pros: "Warm service from check-in to destination. Counter staff arranged, without hesitation, upon my casual asking if could change to window seating and she did it with a smile (though I've web-checked in already). Service on flight was heart-warming too!"
Pros: "Transit was smooth and efficient."
Pros: "Prompt and customer-oriented service. Thank you to counter staff for arranging the seat change. I thought I had confirmed the seating during web-checkin but was told that there was no history of confirming the seats in the system."
Cons: "A change of snack for to and fro journey would be good."
Pros: "Seat was roomier. Food was good."
Cons: "Flight was good. Since flying is everyday anymore if you want perks you will just have to pay for something more."
Pros: "Flight departed on time. Good seat pitch in economy. Food and beverages included and tasted good surprisingly. Crew were helpful and efficient. Plenty of entertainment options for film, TV and music."
Cons: "Do not like the process of boarding by group number. Another way of squeezing money out of the consumer. Also causes chaos when trying to board. Seats too narrow in economy especially if your broad shouldered."
Cons: "The staff at the United gate in Munich was rude and not helpful at all."
Pros: "Nothing. United has a long way to go."
Cons: "Food is terrible. Honey nut cheerios is the only cereal choice, great for diabetics."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food was poor"
Cons: "To actually be on it would’ve been awesome"
Pros: "I finally got home! What was supposed to be a 4-5 hour flight took over 12 hours."
Cons: "United Airlines sucks. If you can avoid United Airlines you should. They might seem like a better price but what they don’t tell you is they are going to burn your time and waste your money. They are not accountability for delays or non - delivery of service. Their customer service mantra"
Cons: "So it was annoying that the seat that was assigned to me..airline assigned that seat to someone else because that person asked for it. And nobody bothered to ask me( no email or call or anything) even though there were lot of empty seats. But the passenger was polite he moved to his original seat."
Pros: "Crew was amazing seat are good from Denver to Cincinnati But from Edmonton to Denver seat were tight"
Cons: "Aircon was too cool"
Pros: "Food was actually quite decent"
Cons: "In-seat entertainment systems malfunctioned for roughly half the flight, which was quite disappointing"
Cons: "The unplanned layover in HNL was very poorly handled."
Cons: "Going and coming back was delayed"
Pros: "Smooth flight, early arrival."
Cons: "Entertainment Sytem was down for 2/3 of the flight."
Pros: "Good leg room"
Cons: "Seats are narrow. Not much shoulder space"
Pros: "Flight was nice and empty"
Pros: "1. Super friendly crew 2. Plenty of space in Economy Plus seats"
Cons: "1. Very average food 2. Continuous problems with the entertainment system during the whole flight"
Pros: "Nice quick flight staff great and very helpful!"
Cons: "Entertainment wasn’t free"
Pros: "Crew were great, especially considering we had a couple of mishaps travelling with a five year old and five month old. Despite being a mega long flight it was comfortable and we were well looked after."
Cons: "Seats are a little narrow on the exit rows and bulkhead as the armrests accommodate the TV and tables. This also means they can’t be moved. Not unique to Air NZ though."
Cons: "My suitcase handle was broken"
Cons: "My friend and I were forced to check our carry on bags at the gate and the airline lost my friends bag for four days."
Pros: "The controlled and orderly way when boarding."
Cons: "The staff from the desk was unfriendly. On boarding no one showed you where your seat is located. The food was dreadful. The same aweful pasta meal on the outbound journey was served again. During the flight I was feeling very unwell I asked the flight attendant our axeick bag which she brought, but I was told to go to the toilet. She did not return to enquire after my well being. I was in the toilet for 5 minutes. Very uncaring. The tea was cold when served"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Cabin AirConditioning fault. Air bridge fault all delayed flights from Fort Lauderdale to San Antonio"
Pros: "I had a great experience flying with United Airlines right from the moment I boarded the plane. The flight crew welcomed me (not that I expected them to do), the crew were very nice and in positive attitude. But above all, I loved the flight information videos on my screen. They were very informative, very entertaining and engaging, and funny. I think United Airlines did a great job creating these in-flight videos."
Cons: "Alcoholic beverages were expensive on board the plane."
Pros: "Not much to like. The flight was okay."
Cons: "Not having free Wi-Fi and sound on the entertainment.I We could have been offered complimentary snacks as well with the beverage."
Pros: "Fast to board but had to wait for over an hour for a connecting flight to get on the plane."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats, no in seat entertainment"
Cons: "It appears united is unable to fly their planes on times, in particular on the East Coast. We were delayed by 90min on each legs"
Pros: "The airplane confort."
Cons: "The airline changed the gate with no announments. We almost Lost the plane."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No snavks"
Cons: "Gate agent ‘bag Nazi’"
Pros: "The leg room and comfort in economy, for a 767, were surprisingly good but the quality of screen and entertainment was lacking. The screen on my iPhone is bigger than the screen on the seatback which if compared to other airlines is not up to the mark. The lack of facilities to charge things like ipads or iPhone was disappointing."
Cons: "The seat comfort was good as was the legroom in economy. The crew were friendly and helpful and I found the overall experience good. If Unitied could build on that and just offer power (even usb) and larger screens they would be onto a winner."
Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "No wifi or substantial snacks/dinner. Paid for bag"
Cons: "Lufthansa as an agent is a mistake! I had to deal with them prior to flying to the US. I have never ever had to deal with such bad service in my entire life. United was great though and I highly recommend them."
Pros: "I got super lucky and had three seats to myself, it's a long flight just over 12hrs and good sleep is precious. The entertainment options were excellent and I watched some great first run movies. Food was quite good with options, beverage service standard. Restrooms were readily accessible and "clean.""
Cons: "We left SFO an hour late waiting for a handful of late passengers - good for them though, eh? The rest of the passengers on plane were packed in like sardines. Seemed to me that too much space on plane dedicated to the premium 'cabins' for the uber rich, but they were interesting to look at."
Pros: "WiFi and entertainment on board the aircraft"
Cons: "All goof"
Pros: "Decent flight, can’t complain, pretty much empty."
Cons: "laberithine process to get my boarding pass. Booked on Kayak with last minute on a Luthanasa flight operated by United. Basically had to call all three in order to get my boarding passes as the website didn’t work. Really confusing."
Cons: "Check in clerk was mean nasty and said several times we could not fly because we didn’t have our tickets rather then helping us use the airport printer to print our tickets she said you can’t print you ticket until you show me your ticket. She should be fired it was united airlines won’t fly them again"
Pros: "Not a lot of positive to say"
Cons: "Ignorant, rude air hostess, two male hostess, double act the pair of them, if they had of been recorded they would be first today. As I said in my headline, if you hate your job that much find one that makes you happy, United need to do secret shopper experiences on their planes, to quality check their hostess, this cowboys are representing your company and its not good."
Pros: "Entertainment and leg room brilliant!"
Cons: "Good was disgusting"
Pros: "The flight went very smoothly from start to finish"
Pros: "No faults"
Cons: "Very pleasant flight"
Cons: "This airline was by far the worst I have used in years. Their staff, service and facilities need improvement"
Cons: "Delayed for so long! 5 hrs"
Pros: "I ordered a special meal and it was delicious! Because I have dietary concerns, I often have to order a special meal. Usually, I find that the alternatives meals are second thoughts and thus can be rather tasteless. I was very thankful for my meal."
Cons: "The plane was so tiny we were packed in it like sardines. I am a rather small person (barely 5 feet tall) and usually have no complaints about space on a flight but even my knees hit the back of the seat in front of me."
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "The movie not updated. No chinese movie. Love the pillow and blanket at business flight."
Pros: "Pleased with all"