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February

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$706

Average price (return flight)

$3,173

Good deal (return flight)

$1,766

Good deal one-way

$710
Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (8% more expensive on average)
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Air New ZealandOverall score based on 2912 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.3Comfort
8.9Crew
8.4Entertainment
8.1Food
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Pros: "I really enjoyed the food as always and overall, I felt very comfortable"
Cons: "I enjoyed my experience overall."
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Pros: "I really enjoyed the food as always and overall, I felt very comfortable"
Cons: "I enjoyed my experience overall."
Cons: "Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better."
Pros: "The crew was wonderful, very hospitable and friendly."
Cons: "The seating in economy class is abysmal. The seats are extremely small and the rows are to close together. There is no leg room. The seat cushioning is almost nonexistent. It's like sitting and leaning back on a board. On this last trip I had a window seat. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs."
Pros: "Sat in business class pods. Best flights we’ve ever taken !"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Business class lay-flat seats and a private cubby."
Cons: "Boarding required a bus ride to a distant terminal rather than direct boarding from the terminal."
Pros: "The space!"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "Can’t remember"
Cons: "Food selection specially for vegetarian"
Pros: "New Zealand Air staff were friendly, informative and courteous throughout the entire flight! I was floored by their service and by what was offered. They even worked to arrange for people to move around (some were packed 4 to a row, but there was plenty of space throughout the craft)."
Pros: "The crew, the entertainment, the cleanliness and the overall experience was lovely"
Cons: "Lights could have gone fully off during a red eye international for sleeping."
Pros: "Upgrading to Skycoach giving extra leg room was well worth it."
Pros: "Very spacious seats and good entertainment system. Two meals provided. Good blankets provided with pillows. Spacious and clean bathroom."
Cons: "My usb charging plug didn’t work and I wish they sent me an email in advance or told me upon check in what the requirements were that I would have to show upon boarding. I was not prepared to show them my follow on flight schedule (leaving NZ) but I would have been prepared if I had known in advance"
Pros: "The service was fantastic"
Cons: "The plane was very cold inside they need keep the cabin warner"
Cons: "Superb airline"
Cons: "Is it possible to build in a way to tilt the seat bottom up at the front a bit so that when the back is reclined you don'get as sore a bum, and you don't slide forward as much. The seatback recline and headrest were very good."
Pros: "Everything ! Staff was awesome , food was great and hi-tech plane with its entertainment consoles . Touch button options for ordering drinks , food , movies, chatting with other seat passangers , Wow! Blew my mind . We left on time and landed on time too. We had premium economy seats - felt like business class other than reclining level of the seats. Pretty good value!!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Best inflight experience on economy!"
Pros: "Crew did a very good job"
Cons: "Trip was the roughest I have ever been on for virtually the entire time. Could not sleep. Business class cabin was also had the most noise of any front of airplane experience I have had."
Pros: "the staffs and the boarding experienve"
Pros: "Great flight with wonderful service."
Pros: "Good selection of movies I thought."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 50 mins. Missed my connecting flight from Auckland, so had to spend 3 hours at the airport. A voucher for internet access would’ve been nice."
Pros: "Reliable service. Flew Air NZ twice without any hiccups. Boards on time, leaves on time. Get a biscuit (cookie), drink, and sweet. Had room on both flights also. Not packed to the gills and enjoyed the aerial view of the lovely NZ countryside."
Cons: "Nothing... didn’t give 5 star due to no monitor/tv for entertainment but with such a short flight it really isn’t necessary."
Pros: "Cabin crew was fantastic! Inflight experience was woderful."
Cons: "Airport personnel were very unhelpful. When I asked them a question, they told me to come back later. I came back at the time they said to and they told me they don’t have time for me. I need to come back another time. I went to another gate agent and she told be to go downstairs to the check in counter for help. That would have taken 2 hours. I called customer service and they answered my question quickly. I just wanted to know if I would be charged a fee to change my flight."
Pros: "Attendants were friendly. The agent at the gate rerouted my flight after my initial flight was delayed. She explained she did that so that I could make my international connection in time."
Pros: "There was so much I loved, but what really stood out was the mood was set from the beginning....music, lighting, and the welcome message on the screens that were personalized for passengers. Great food and the friendliest airline crew ever. I also loved the safety video....it wasn't boring even though I knew to he information."
Cons: "I was in the middle of the middle row, but even then....I couldn't complain.....most comfortable flight I've ever been on!"
Pros: "Very friendly and accommodating staff. Good food, comfortable seats, and excellent entertainment choices."
Pros: "Everything was ok."
Cons: "The Auckland airport is the closest I have ever been to burning in hell."
Pros: "Food service"
Pros: "Friendly prompt service!"
Pros: "We were allowed to check one bag for free...that's awesome. And we were provided with two full meals on the flight, more food than we could eat. And even a complimentary alcoholic drink! Great selection of movies. New Zealand Air is one of the best flying experiences I've had"
Pros: "everything! Leg room, priority boarding even though we boarded close to last, snacks. That safe feeling :)"
Cons: "nothing!"
Pros: "The crew were uniformly wonderful! They had a bunch of kids from the NZ equivalent of make-a-wish on board so they all dressed up. Anything we needed they provided with a smile."
Cons: "The lay down seats are particularly hard and it is almost impossible to look out the window in business class"
Pros: "Crew working hard and going the extra mile to alleviate systemic issues like overcrowding in economy, glitches with electronics, etc. They're resolutely cheerful and efficient."
Cons: "Air NZ are, like everyone else, packing more people in a plane: 10 across in economy, where it used to be 8. No upgrade option I could exercise, even though I've got plenty of miles and do this trip every 6 months, because of the fare class I booked through Kayak."
Pros: "So many complimentary items such as food, drinks, and even alcohol. The most professional crew I've ever seen."
Pros: "Crew and entertainment good"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "Entertainment was good, crew was nice, flight was very smooth"
Cons: "Took forever to take off, but not company fault"
Pros: "I like SkyCouch."
Pros: "The flight crew was absolutely wonderful."
Cons: "On the phone we were trying to add one more piece of luggage to pay for and they charged us too many times.... and depending on who we talked to either nothing could be done, or it was somehow going to magically fix itself by itself. Frustrating"
Pros: "Comfortable, Clean & Friendly Service. Loved the fun saftey video. Best flight I've been on by far."
Pros: "We flew premium economy. The staff was wonderful great first experience! I really wish the other three crews could have kept this momentum going as my other flights with ANZ were less than thrilling! The flight attendant staff was phenomenal on my iah to akl leg. My crew on the akl to iah leg. Brandon gave the initial intro and seemed to follow the original crews standards. Unfortunately, we had an older flight attendant who seemed less than thrilled to be with us this flight."
Cons: "I wish I could give a true rating of ANZ as their crews apparently don't follow any protocol for providing the same exceptional service received on my maiden flight with them."
Pros: "Watching movies made flt not being go by faster"
Cons: "Not being able to just order a beer....yes, I did on screen but still was not able to buy cuz said service was closed. This after flt attendant told me to use screen to order n pay. She eventually just gave it to me after trying to do it herself unsuccessfully."
Pros: "It was s safe flight."
Cons: "I didn't feel valued and appreciated. Poor options for complementary food service."
Pros: "I had read quite a bit of negatively but although I have had better service and more comfort it was better than I had herd it would be. The in seat entertainment system was better than any I had experienced."
Cons: "For the most part the crew was very nice. But the attendant we had lacked some professionalism and seemed very tired. We didn't always get what we asked for as well with no explanation why."
Cons: "Fixed arm rests in the bassinet row. We had extra seats which was a lovely surprise but it was not much help as the arm rests don't move. Won't pay for that row again as my bub was just a bit too heavy for the bassinet."
Pros: "amazingly pleasant crew, great food, efficient service, very comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing!"
Cons: "I did not fly from Brisbane to Auckland"
Cons: "Airplane to cold. Had to wear a sweatshirt and cover up with a blanket the whole flight."
Pros: "Very Innovative. Love the Premium Economy seats. And unlike many other airlines that do Premium Economy the food is not just economy food. It is far better and as good as anything you get in Business."
Pros: "Maybe I'm use to subpar American airlines but I was pleasantly surprised by the good food, high functioning tvs, and pleasant staff."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "I was able to watch the entire Game of Thrones Season Six on the flight to Vancouver, and catch up with The Walking Dead on the return flight."
Cons: "The menu was poorly planned with very little fresh raw salad . The beef choice had potato salad and potato in the hot meal."
Pros: "Very courteous crew and seats are comfortable."
Cons: "For an economy seat it’s good enough for me."
Pros: "To be honest I liked everything from the speed of boarding to food and entertainment systems. Seats were roomy too."
Pros: "chicken fried steak was actually good."
Cons: "had some difficulty understanding attendants' English."
Pros: "The FAs were all awesome & helpful. Restrooms were clean all the time. They even carried my sister’s hand carry luggage to the waiting cart upon arrival in Incheon."
Cons: "LAX boarding gate was awful. We walked up to boarding area which was soooo far. Then rode a shuttle w very very limited seats so my disabled sister had to stand in the crowded shuttle before walking again to another boarding area. It was horrible."
Pros: "Crew was very interactive with my 2 year old."
Cons: "I purchase the ticket for the business class however the ticket cannot claim mileage for the business class status as they informed that my ticket was issue with the U class and seem to be i just got the upgrade. This is really unacceptable, i will not purchase the ticket from Kayak again"
Pros: "Charming and respectful crew"
Cons: "Everything's ok"
Pros: "Nothing"
Pros: "The seat was so hard for a really long flight"
Pros: "Asiana staffs are so great with good service!!"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "I like the assistant on my wheelchair, they take good care of me."
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "Better/more snack options."
Pros: "Everything but the seat cushion"
Cons: "Better cushion on the seat"
Pros: "The business class seat pods were superb. Food was good and crew was very helpful, especially in Seoul -- they automatically rebooked me on another Asiana flight to Bangkok when I missed my connection, and they loaned me a cell phone to call the people who were going to meet me there."
Cons: "The 2 1/2 hour departure delay (due to a mechanical issue) resulted in my missing my connecting flight to Bangkok. Entertainment choices (movie selection) could use improvement."
Pros: "Exellent food service and comfort Will use Asiana in my future travels Had my best travel experience in years"
Pros: "The flight got attendants were polite."
Cons: "The food was not so good as expected, to my surprise and disappointment. The seats were even narrower than my next connecting 2hr-flight from Incheon to Osaka... Also the flight attendants spoke only in Korean when walking down the aisles offering coffee, tea, etc. When I fly on other Asian airlines (Singaporean, Japan Airlines, All Nippon) everything is bilingual so it is easy to understand what is being offered or asked."
Pros: "Flight attendants are nice and working hard"
Pros: "Boarded plane, woke up to watch one movie the arrive in Seoul. Plane was clean on time no hassles"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Seat and paid legroom were more uncomfortable."
Pros: "The pilot from Korea to Manila was terrible. He maneuvered the plane so abruptly that me and my daughter threw up which we normally don't. And the landing was bad too"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Good on-demand entertainment system, safe flight"
Cons: "Service is reliable but crew was not as friendly as they used to be. The meals were terrible. Economy seats on the airbus 380 are very crammed. No wifi either!!"
Cons: "Service over all"
Pros: "The seat layout"
Cons: "The seat belt very short on one side hard to operate"
Pros: "Requested an aisle seat and granted upon check in. Flight crews are young, nice and friendly. Food are delicious."
Pros: "The food was great and the crew were all very polite and friendly."
Pros: "I basically like flying Asiana airlines. Overall experience is considerable good. Crews are friendly foods are okay."
Cons: "Action movies selection seems to be limited. Snack onboard were not variety compare to other Asian airlines. Recommend to made some instant noodles avaiable !"
Pros: "Food."
Cons: "Delayed flights. We sat for two hours on the plane because it has technical issues. Then we waited an hour or so for the connecting flight."
Pros: "The crew on the flight were so warm and wonderful. Flying with Asiana is always wonderful!"
Cons: "Comfortable seats"
Pros: "Like Asian service. Superb! I had a comfortable flight."
Pros: "Excellent service from flight attendants, in flight entertainment was pretty nice, the seat I got was very comfortable. Was able to sleep comfrtably through most of the flight"
Cons: "Nothing worth mentioning, everything was really good."
Pros: "We liked the efficiency with which everything went. It was smooth from check in to arriving at destination."
Cons: "On the plane the stewardess were always behind the curtain in the prep centers. They were always polite and efficient when asked for anything but did not seem accessible in the way other airlines do it. Everything was still very good overall. Thank you,"
Pros: "The crew are the best and attention is also excellent"
Cons: "The seating is hard and is hard on your back, legs and neck. Movie selection is very little and not very good. The bathrooms should be periodically cleaned down and sanitized with a light solution to be and feel clean."
Cons: "Second meal was marginal"
Pros: "Everything looks alright for a short trip."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Nothing. Too crowded."
Cons: "No attention given by your crew to my questions"
Pros: "Meals themselves were surprisingly good."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats on A380. No non-pork options for snack, I stayed hungry."
Pros: "The Airbus A380 economy class is bigger than other airlines. Food and service is always great."
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour"
Pros: "Everything seemed mediocre. Ok plane, comfort was ok, nothing great but nothing terrible."
Cons: "I can't understand why the flight attendants didn't come around collecting trash with a trash bag. Almost all the Asian airlines I've flown on, the flight attendants were always real nice and helpful, but That wasn't the case with Asiana airlines this time around. On our flight from LAX to Incheon, and from Incheon to Cebu, the flight attendants all seemed miserable and unhappy, not smiling at all. I've flown Asiana few times before and had always been happy, but this time, it was definitely different, all because of the seemingly unhappy flight attendants. On our 12 hour flight from LAX to Incheon, the bathrooms ran out of toilet paper and in 12 hours, they didn't once come around with trash bag collecting trash. Sure, they collected the plastic cups drinks were put in, but that was it. How do you not come around collecting trash AFTER A 12 HOUR FLIGHT? Also, just the little thought of maybe providing a hot towel after a 12 hour flight would have been nice. In the future, if given almost the same price point for a ticket, I would choose another airline over Asiana Air."
Pros: "This is the first time we flight with Asiana Airline .The food was good. (Vegetarian) . The service was great. just as comfortable as other airlines. But cheaper . Would go again with this airline"
Cons: "N/a"
Pros: "It was fine. More leg room than some airlines."
Cons: "Not enough water to drink. Not cold."
Pros: "Good food choice"
Cons: "Length of flight but you can't do s thing about that! Lol"
Pros: "Overall, most liked - food"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Crew was friendly overall flight good nothing could be improved with current security in place. Price was good for a nonstop flight no issues with baggage food was good for airline fare"
Cons: "It was a long flight, seats in economy class are rather uncomfortable but was worth the reasonable price paid"
Pros: "Always enjoy Asiana, clean planes good service no hassles"
Cons: "More options for tv shows such more episodes for korean tv shows like running man. Etc."
Pros: "Good serving"
Pros: "Lots of room in an economy seat, both in seat width and in knee-room. Great entertainment system! Good food and served frequently during a flight that lasted over 12 hours. Very efficient boarding process."
Cons: "The crew could have been more pro-active in offering drinks during such a long flight. A wider choice of movies would have been appreciated."
Pros: "Great experience. Would definitely fly with them again!"
Cons: "Food was not very good"

the seats are a bit tight for a person of my height, 6'2", the plane was clean and the flight attendants were very nice and helpful, the gate agents were also helpful in trying to make our flight more comfortable for us, overall I would rate our experience as excellent

Flying Hawaiian for 9 hours made me appreciate other carriers and the improvements to the hard product they have made over the past decade. The seats were uncomfortable, made worse by reclining seats that really encroach on your own space. The IFE is slow and outdated; glad they stopped charging for it though. No outlets but there is a USB port that doesn’t really charge much. The crew on board was great, but the on ground staff still are pretty unfriendly (not mean), and boarding was chaotic. The food had small hits amongst some big misses; just because it’s free does not mean it’s good. All in all, still not a fan of Hawaiian, and probably won’t be for a while.

Pros: "The crew was kind"
Cons: "Leg room, food"
Pros: "The crew was great. I have sensitive ears, so sitting beside the loud engine is not something that I liked. I was uncomfortable, until I moved."
Cons: "having some ear plugs"
Pros: "Nothing to note"
Cons: "Seats were pretty uncomfortable and basic, crew had no idea what’s in the food they were handing out, there was no choice of what to eat except not to"
Cons: "I really have no complaints. Airplane seats are never all that comfortable, but short flight, so these were okay."
Pros: "9 hr flight, well taken care of by attendants and good timing... food, beverage and amenities."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly, the plane was very clean, and we got a free upgrade to accommodate a family. Our upgraded seats were spacious and very comfortable! I also loved the food and free rum punch!"
Cons: "The free games on my entertainment system never worked, which was pretty disappointing. When I pushed “play game” it acted like it was thinking and then went back to the same screen as before."
Pros: "Seat upgrade"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Nice new plane"
Cons: "No free entertainment even once you downloaded the app and food options would have been a nice touch"
Pros: "Great service very clean plane"
Pros: "Everything was fantastic"
Cons: "the in flight entertainment. Screens kept turning off randomly, No wifi..."
Cons: "Crew super nice"
Pros: "Friendly staff, minimal bathroom lines, seats were ok."
Cons: "Baggage claim got all confused and took over an hour from landing before we could get our things. In flight entertainment had an ok selection but you had to pay for everything- no free movies for a 6hr+ flight."
Pros: "Great flight crew, very nice. Yummy food."
Pros: "The crew was phenomenal."
Cons: "The food did not live up to the hype"
Pros: "I like biking through kayak. I just wished they could warm u.s but too book a1 way flight to NZ because your wasting money."
Cons: "I booked a 1 day trip not realizing I could only book a round trip tick to get in new Zealand. I almost missed my flight and had to book another 1 way trip.. wasting over $100 dollars. That ruined my flight exp."
Pros: "They provided complimentary toiletries and were courteous. I drink a lot of water and more so on flights. They weren’t apprehensive about serving me more than one glass of water/drinks (a problem i have had with other airlines)"
Cons: "The gentlemen in front of me left his window blinds up and it made it difficult to rest particularly since we flew in sunlight for 10hours. I asked him to close his blinds but he refused. The direction and time we were flying caused the sunlight from his window to fall onto my face and body. It made uncomfortably warm. Most other flights ive had, required customers to keep their blinds closed throughout the duration of the flight with the exception of take-off/landing"
Pros: "Flight, bording"
Cons: "Had to pay to watch movies"
Pros: "330-200 had upgraded lay flat first class seating. Very nice"
Cons: "Plane was old. Airplane was freezing, they only hade blankets for sale. My husband’s seat did not recline"
Pros: "crew was awesome, flight on time and smooth. plane was clean"
Cons: "food was terrible, entertainment too expensive"
Pros: "The entertainment was good"
Cons: "The food was terrible and my seat didn't recline which made for a very uncomfortable long trip"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Didn’t have coffee quick enough"
Pros: "Amazing staff. Serving complimentary food and complimentary cary on baggage check in. Provide free drinks and entertainment."
Pros: "Everyone was smiling and full of aloha spirit as always which is why i LOVE flying w Hawaiian!"
Cons: "Except this time... only time this has happened. Went to get boarding pass- had a small rolling suitcase (bought specifically for carry on and have used for last two years flying 6+ times per year) and a shoulder bag/purse. A woman flagged me down a so walked by saying my rolling case was too large an too heavy. I said “oh no i use this everytime i fly. It’s specifcally for carry on. Also it’s not even full so there’s no way it’s too heavy” also how would she know by looking how much it weights? In short she got very angry at me and said i have no choice but to check it. Then went over to counter and the lady said “you don’t need to check this is the correct size” she was very nice and i explained what happened. I’m just telling you this as maybe some of the newer employees are taking their jobs too seriously. Aloha!"
Pros: "Crew was great. They didn't get upset if you needed to stand up and stretch your legs. After weeks of complaining, Hawaiin finally offered vegetarian meals on international flight. In flight movies were good but a little outdated. Seats were surprisingly comfy. Free headphones eyemask and earplugs. In seat phone charging."
Cons: "Crying babies! argh......"
Pros: "Entertainment, comfort kits, and drinks were thoughtful. Staff extremely friendly. Food was better than most domestic airlines. Seats were large enough for comfortability during a long flight. Seats against walls still recline."
Cons: "Can't pick seats online for international flights, so we're stuck with whatever is leftover. Planes not particularly clean; lots of crevices with years of debris."
Pros: "The staff was very friendly. All movies were free. The staff was always so courteous. There was also adequate overhead storage."
Cons: "Hot lunch could have been better. The chicken was over cooked."
Cons: "That I chose an isle seat through you then where put in a middle seat"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful."
Pros: "I did like the orange mix juice they gave out."
Cons: "The plane shut off air conditioning right before passengers deplane. It’s hot outside. Imagine the temperature inside a metal tube."
Cons: "No vegetarian option for the second meal for my girlfriend. It was just sandwiches, how hard is it to have a meatless option? For the first meal she simply ate around the chicken as no mention was made of a veg option, and the flight crew was so brusque and in a hurry it wasn’t possible to flag them down and inquire."
Pros: "Modern aircraft, clean plane, courteous attendants, well trained pilot, extremely smooth landing."
Cons: "Food was so, so. Good food helps pass the time on such long flights."
Pros: "The flight crew was so friendly and helpful! They interacted with passengers and made everyone feel comfortable. They didn't make you feel dumb for asking questions like a lot of other airlines do. Will definitely fly with Hawaiin again!"
Cons: "Everything was great. No complaints"
Cons: "Arrive early"
Pros: "Loved the meal"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "I can't tell you how disappointed I was to learn upon arrival in New Zealand, with no forewarning or preparation, that I was to be BUG SPRAYED before being allowed to leave the airplane. I have asthma. Being sprayed with chemicals is a serious health concern for anyone, but especially for those of us with asthma. They sprayed a cloud of chemicals directly over our heads and we sat helpless as the spray settled onto our clothes and skin and into our mouth and lungs. I had a asthma attack, and when I told the stewardess she looked at me and said "It won't be much longer." It was another 15 minutes. I was so unwell that I asked my husband if he would be able to carry me if I passed out. I also unfortunately forgot my ebook reader in the seat due to my attack. When I wrote customer service I received only "We will forward your message" and no response beyond that regarding the return of my device. This entire experience has caused me great distress and I am sincerely hopeful that as a corporation you will take steps to ensure the welfare of your customers by ensuring they are aware of all treatments to expect when on board your aircraft. Had I known, I could have brought a mask and saved my serious asthma attack. I probably would not also be without my ebook reader."
Pros: "Crew were very pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "Checking in at the Kona airport is chaotic. People with baggage moving through other people in lines for check - in. Gate agents were most unpleasant, for example, - started yelling at one woman that she couldn't go through the front of the line, even though she was simply trying to follow her blind mother! Could have handled that a whole lot better."
Pros: "Same as the other flight"
Pros: "The cleanliness. No chaos."
Cons: "choice of movies was very limited"
Pros: "Not much to like. A couple of the FAs were decent folks."
Cons: "Seven-hour delay due to mechanical failure. They finally found a new aircraft but one of the forward exit doors was inop so they had to rope off first and kick everyone in back to coach. This made a lot of people angry-- one so much so that he had to be ejected from the plane. This meant another hour of delay AFTER WE WERE ONBOARD. All the while, the only updates anyone got were along the lines of "There's a delay and we're working to remedy the situation." No explanation as to what was happening or when we would be taking off. Then, as if that wasn't enough, they announced that the flight crew was now over their legal limit for consecutive hours and they would have to find a new crew. I'm surprised there wasn't a full-on riot at this point. Everyone managed to remain calm, though, through the additional 1.5 hours we remained there waiting for the new crew-- with no compensation, no free drinks, not even WATER. Inexcusable, Hawaiian Air. You just lost a customer."
Pros: "On time Great seats Great service Great food"
Pros: "The staff, the free drinks and food."
Cons: "No free onflight entertainment and no wifi on the planes"
Pros: "Everything was absolutely wonderful! Will definitely Hawaiian Airlines again!"
Pros: "My girlfriend and I were given a free meal"
Cons: "Our negative experience was coming back from our vacation"
Pros: "As above ..."
Cons: "Movie selection seemed kind of thin. My 'interactive' touch-screen video monitor was very user-unfriendly, requiring me to push quite hard and numerous times in order to make any selection. Finally got there but only after much repeated effort. Left a note on the monitor advising crew and/or maintenance of this malady, hoping they would provide a fix prior to further use. (Seat 20 G, Flight HA 26, on Sat. Sept. 24th)"
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."
Cons: "It was my first time frying with Cathay Pacific the flight was okay, food wasn't that good. I don't want to compare with the other, my opinion should have more variety or snack between meals since 15 hours flight. Thank you for listening!"
Pros: "The crew was amazing and the food was great too!"
Cons: "Shopping items available."
Cons: "Customer service from the cathy pacific crew are not good at all.. I flight business to and from asia to the USA at least 3-4 times a year.. cathy pacific was such a disappointment.."
Cons: "Unprofessional boarding stuff in jfk ,not helpful & one of them was really rude.but cabin crew are nice . I will never recommend to anyone & I don’t think so I will travel again cathey pacific airlines.thanks"
Pros: "The crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Entertainment is out of date and difficult to use."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Flight delayed and then cancelled NO COMMUNICATION WHATSOEVER as to what was going on. We finally got rebooked in another flight on a Chinese airline at 2:30am so we had to stay at jfk for a total of about 24 hours with no compensation for our time and troubles. Horrible. Experience!"
Cons: "I booked a window seat, got a middle seat."
Pros: "Crew was really good and the seating was quite okay"
Cons: "Seating distance"
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"
Pros: "The food was amazing, and the cabin crews were all very nice people. I would love to use Cathay Pacific in my next trip. Also, I loved that they provide a lot of diverse movies from all over the world, along with good music lists."
Cons: "Honestly i think there are not much space for each passenger."
Pros: "Yes all of the above"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Food& Beverage :)"
Pros: "Airport checkin crew sucked, in-flight crew were fantastic!!"
Cons: "They made me check my carry on for a flight that was MAYBE 50% full... ANd If the ground handlers were actually awake when we landed in Vancouver... took 43 minutes for the first 5 bags to come out.... and another 7 minutes before anymore... WTAF!??"
Pros: "The crew was average. Few of them were hospitable and friendly."
Cons: "After allowing first and business class passengers if boarding is done from the tail end that makes things easier and less messy or chaotic. Many airlines does that way and it seems very much civilized approach."
Pros: "Really good flight, no complaints here. Friendly and efficient staff."
Cons: "Seats unconfertabale"
Pros: "Handing our menus in economy class was a nice touch. Service on board was very attentive."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Seat on up position are too straight"
Pros: "Service was great and friendly and attentive"
Cons: "Setting chart was not accurate. It showed a space between my seat and next to me and there was no space between."
Pros: "Cathay is a good Asian airline, and if you compare it to any American-based airlines, Cathay is exceptional. Staff are generally very friendly and helpful. Seats and food on economy are pretty good, as far as economy goes. Entertainment system is updated and offers a good variety of options."
Cons: "They are a bit strict on carry on luggage weight but not that big of a deal."
Pros: "Excellent and attentive staff, great food, clean bathrooms (by airline standards anyway), fantastic entertainment! It's a great value for the price, especially for coach class!"
Cons: "Not much to dislike. I just was a little bothered by the fact that I had purposely chosen to have my boarding pass be digital (to save the environment), but to do this you have to check in online. As a result, they can't verify your passport (something they need to do in person). So when I got to the gate they had to check my passport and then made me use a new, printed boarding pass. Not a huge deal, but just something that bothered me."
Cons: "Unable to do online check in, have to waste time to line up in the airport. Not all people need visa to enter a country, this is rediculous that I couldn’t proceed to check in online because I do not have visa to enter my own country. Rediculous"
Pros: "FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED"
Cons: "Airline could have have notified us the flight was cancelled via email before we got to the airport. THEY DID NOT. We had to wait in general airport area for SIX HOURS, before we could check in to new flight. We planned trip to arrive to unfamiliar destination during day time. We arrived at MIDNIGHT! AWFUL!!!!"
Pros: "This flight was 16 hours long was very very cold for about 5 to 6 hours needed jackets extra blankets very uncomfortable for that time frame"
Cons: "I loved everything except for the freezing temperatures for 5 to 6 hours"
Pros: "The flight attendants were pleasant and so was the flight."
Cons: "The food, I don't eat meat and would like some other options. For such a long flight there should definitely be more leg room and agility to recline"
Pros: "the service"
Cons: "food no to much"
Pros: "Great service and food as always. I sat in business class and the seats and tv entertainment center are so old now. Time for an upgrade"
Pros: "I flew from NY to Phuket via Cathay Pacific which is a 22 hr flight! The crew was pleasant and friendly and took excellent care of my family and I. I would fly with them again anytime."
Cons: "My only complaint, if I have to make any suggestions would be more leg room."
Pros: "The flight went okay, but my bag didn’t make it and still hasn’t been found."
Cons: "They asked me to change my seat, but when we asked to sit together with my husband, they were not able to accommodate it"
Pros: "Food and attentive staff"
Cons: "... Service was awful during the flight, and the second flight was delay for long time ...."
Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "You have to be there 3hrs before the flight to guarantee they won't resell your seat. I was at the terminal an hour prior at 9am when there was no line to check in or even at security but they turned me away. I rescheduled my flight and had to pay a lot extra to do so. I stayed at the airport to make sure I wouldn't miss it and the crew doesn't even start setting up until an hour prior... they don't start boarding until 30 minutes prior.... so they 100% sold my seat and then charged me to rebook it. They turned me away when I could have been at the gate 50 minutes prior, well before boarding"
Cons: "Broke my luggage"
Pros: "The service was very nice and the ice cream with meals was a nice touch"
Cons: "Plane was a bit dirty - there were big dirt streaks on the ceiling above me, and I saw more on the ceiling on the other side of the plane as well."
Pros: "Route and travel time. The food taste good."
Cons: "Bathrooms need to be cleaned in between flights; meal didn't have any condiments included ; they don't provide a toiletry bag with basics of toothbrush and socks; airplane needs to be CLEANED.. we found dental floss and empty containers inside the seat pocket."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "None"
Cons: "Mediocre online check in experience! Their website does not accept payments for "upgrading" to an exit row seat. At the time of check in the only seat left available was an exit row so I could not proceed. Also, their airplanes are not equipped with Wi-Fi - quite unfortunate when you're flying 16 hrs from HK to NYC!"
Cons: "We had 1.5 hour delay and when we reached Vancouver airport the car rentals were close and we have to wait 3 more hour till 5:30 Am till they open. We are not happy at all"
Pros: "Helpful crew"
Cons: "Cramped seating. Very little leg room"
Pros: "No issues with airline just other passengers. Plane was older model but very clean. Noticed flight attendants cleaning washrooms frequently. Meals were timely and quite tasty. Even though did not partake, liked how there were snacks available."
Cons: "Boarding process was disorganized (no zones or group boarding, just everyone getting in line at once), but still departed on time."
Pros: "the staff very friendly and helpfull and always there to answer questions they handle some nasty lady in front of us very politely and settle the situation"
Cons: "the seats to close and tigh feel like sardines in a can"
Pros: "They are nice, let space, shopping options unpaired. Cathay attendants, are they trained to be as nice or are they born like that in Hong Kong?"
Cons: "All was good"
Pros: "Landed on time"
Cons: "Boarded with delay"
Pros: "The flights overall were great. The crew were very professional and personable from when I checked in to when the plane landed. Definitely will be using Cathay Pacific again"
Cons: "The food was not very good, whatever bit I ate caused me a bit of a stomach ache. I was able to munch on some snacks. Please have some more fruit options available."
Pros: "The hard product of seats and plane was really nice. Flying the new A359, very comfortable. Lower cabin pressure felt really nice on the skin. Lie flat beds were a treat, and a massive entertainment system."
Cons: "The food was average. Had some chicken on pasta on the way over, chicken was dry and without sauce. My wife fainted on the flight and the flight attendant wasn't the most reassuring. Also her foot rest broke and they blamed her weight which was mean."
Pros: "Good service. Love that you can have wine with dinner! Good size blankets provided."
Cons: "They called us to board early and then we stood there for about 10 minutes before they actually started letting people through the gates."
Pros: "We travel quite a bit and use different airlines. Actually we had never heard of Cathay Pacific but loved the whole experience. The aircraft was CLEAN, the people were so friendly and helpful. The seats were comfortable and the food was quite tasty. All in all we were very pleased-also it was price friendly."
Cons: "The seatbelt buckle is at a weird angle so ones arm is on it."

The food

service was good meal needs improvement

Pros: "Despite the Covid-19, l'm so happy that China Airlines is operating and safely brought us back to SFO."
Cons: "The entertainment system constantly plays media you can't control during the full takeoff and landing times, you can't even turn off the screen. This was particularly annoying during a nighttime landing. Also most of the movies had their content edited."
Cons: "Food. Duck breast was tough and almost inedible."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly"
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly"
Cons: "Food choice and more comfortable seats"
Pros: "Amazing crew good food"
Cons: "Perfect"
Cons: "Thank you China airlines. This is the second time I have been traveled by China airlines. Next three months I will have a trip more. Good!"
Pros: "China airlines service is very good"
Cons: "Newer planes to Manila"
Pros: "Great Food, good customer service, quick boarding/deplaning, and the return trip from MNL to TPE was almost top notch."
Cons: "My entertainment screen was not working nor could the crew get it to work."
Pros: "Yes the crew was amazing ✅ Very professional and friendly"
Cons: "A few more newer and English speaking movies sure would be nice. Thanks for asking.✈️☀️"
Pros: "Amazing lady who worked at the counter. So fast and efficient. I’ve never seen such efficiency at any airline before. Thank you."
Pros: "The seat was better than other airlines."
Cons: "The food options for vegetarians."
Pros: "Excellent customer service"
Cons: "Very accommodating"
Cons: "The food could have been more tasty and warm."
Cons: "Next time I have to check in on line before going back.because there was a long line up."
Pros: "The Flight was awesome in all aspects, And the Seats were exceptionally comfortable"
Pros: "Restroom was kept clean throughout the flight which impressed me"
Cons: "Sorry, I’m always picky about the thinness of the seat cushions, the meals, and the IFE. But I still rate China Airlines as the best affordable Chinese Airlines I’ve flown. And it’s super convenient that China Airlines flies out of Ontario CA now. ONT vs LAX. It’s a no brainer. ONT every time."
Cons: "It was overall good goong there, however my trip back from Manila to Ontario was cancelled due to employee strike and i had a 12 hr lay over in Taipei and diverted my flight to LAX and have to pay almost $100 for my Uber ride. I will have to ask China Airlines to reimburse my Uber expenses."
Pros: "Professional good food toilet clean"
Cons: "Professional good food toilet clean"
Pros: "None."
Cons: "I spent another one thousand us dollar to buy another ticket, because their website's problem. I will file complaint when I am back to USA."
Cons: "Good"
Pros: "Unknown flight by most of travelers thus easy parking, easy check-in, and no long security check line. 30 minutes, from check-in to be at boarding gate."
Cons: "A ONT airport is a dying airport thus no amenities available near or in the airport. It is more a "local" airport then International airport but who cares. You get your flight going quickly........."
Pros: "Checking in from Manila was excellent. The staff was nice and accommodating. The food was good. The flight was on time."
Cons: "My ears were painful the whole time probably because it was a small aircraft."
Pros: "traveling with a child on long haul CI's family couch is the top choice."
Cons: "none."
Pros: "Friendly"
Pros: "Great service with drinks and water. The seats were super comfortable!! The plane ride was smooth. The hostess/hosts were excellent and had really nice manners."
Cons: "I like everything"
Cons: "No entertainment during the flight."
Pros: "Crew very helpful and provide good service"
Pros: "They were very kind when I had to miss my first scheduled flight."
Pros: "The food was good the crew were very nice and polite"
Cons: "The seating was a bit cramped. Because I have long legs there wasn't a lot of room between rows. I have been on other flights with China Airlines where the seating was comfortable and roomy but this flight wasn't. The entertainment screen was not very user friendly. The screen was small and not very clear to watch."
Pros: "Everything was acceptable"
Pros: "The service was awesome from booking through to boarding the journey and disembarking.Would recommend to family and friends."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Landed safely"
Cons: "Warm wash cloth must not be eliminated especially for long flights. I was not able to charge my phone since the outlet was non-functional. The flight experience wasn't that bad with the budget price of the ticket. Over-all it was okay."
Cons: "The layover was more than 10 hours and NO hotel was provided."
Pros: "Professional staff"
Pros: "Nothing. Didn't make flight and tried to contact by phone multiple times via email and phone to switch and was ignored"
Cons: "Tried to change flight according to their policy but was unsuccessful in getting in touch or getting a response from anybody in their company after multiple tries via phone and email. Please help me rectify"
Pros: "Great atmosphere on the plane and very clean."
Cons: "I would have liked to have more vegetarian and vegan food options on board the aircraft."
Pros: "Crew is friendly and patient."
Cons: "Meals were terrible and came in bird size portions. I'm petite and still didnt think the portions were enough. On top of that, the food was unappetizing. I only ate rice because the fish looked horrible. Boarding was a mess. The airline ground crew were ineffective in new york and manila. Our flight was delayed because they couldn't board everyone in time. Premium economy is pretty good- seats are large. Economy is a zoo. Don't think I'll be travelling with China Airlines again soon."
Pros: "That we were provided with seat belts."
Cons: "The level of uncomfortableness rivaled that of Spiritair. From friction burns on the knees from the seat directly in front of you, to virtually hosting your front neighbor's head in your lap when they recline. And I'm all of 5'8"! Even though easily +90% of the passengers were Americans, Australians, New Zealanders and Europeans, and that the flight was between 2 English speaking countries, we were addressed in Mandarin Chinese. Reminds me a bit of Air Canada with their often French bias."
Pros: "Would recommend it!"
Pros: "The second leg of a trip (Taipei to SFO) was on a newer plane. Staff were courteous and prompt."
Cons: "Original flight was delayed. I was placed on another airline, but heavy weather delayed this by a bit over an hour. Somehow a very tight connection still was met, but my baggage did not make the connection. So far (one day later) they have located one of my bags and said it will be delivered soon. The other is still missing."
Cons: "Cramped seating"
Pros: "Online was very strict in not discounting anything. There was room in Business class and I paid full price. Most airlines have a deep discount when searched a few days before the flight. So, that might fill the vacancies in business and make me a faithful passenger. The disability assistance was very good in Bangkok and Taipei. Disability assistance was horrible(wheelchair) assistance in SFO. I had NO assistance for 90 minutes to obtain a wheelchair while .d waiting to board my departure from SFO . The same was true but worse on the return to SFO. I was let off the plane LAST and the wheelchair was not there and I waited. The wheelchair person parked me outside the gate and said NOTHING and walked away. After 15 minutes waiting for his return, I went on my own and nearly passed out waiting in the horrible immigration line. It took 120 minutes from leaving the plane to getting in my car at the airport. Ridiculoius and a violation of Americans with Disabilities ACT."
Cons: "Already stated."
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Was told I had a window seat but actually had a center seat in the center section"
Pros: "Everything"

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