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ANA
Overall score based on 4,657 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.3
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was amazing and very comfortable seat"
Cons: "Food can be better and Entertainment was poor There should be more choices available. WiFi was spotty only 150 MB was available after paying. It should be free in business class like other airlines"

Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Disappointed with some of flight attendants. ANA used to provide best customer service."

Pros: "Overall the flight met expectations for service, comfort and food."
Cons: "Variety of entertainment (or lack of), and the flight being continuously delayed. Even though the flight ended up departing just an hour later than initially scheduled, I would rather receive one notification for a 1-hour delay, than four notifications for 15-minute delays."

Pros: "ANA did great on everything I could expect from a flight."

Pros: "It was a quick flight, and as it left at night Japan time, I was able to actually sleep 7 hours or so of the full flight."

Pros: "Premium economy is the way to go! Comfy seats with plenty of room; preflight lounge access."
Cons: "Unfortunately, premium economy is the only way to go, because economy class seats are very cramped and "locked" in the upright position (for a 10+ hour flight), and it's a bit pricey."

Pros: "Crew was fantastic. Really polite and attentive. Liked that they offered liquids throughout the flight to keep us hydrated. Good experience overall."
Cons: "Entertainment - didn't have to many movies I liked. Food was just ok. I enjoyed the soy sauce beef and rice the most."

Pros: "everything."

Pros: "comfortable seats"
Cons: "I didn’t get seat together w husband on both flights. No snacks even peanuts provided."

Pros: "Ground staff and in-flight crew were excellent. The food was very good. The business class seat was comfortable."
Cons: "Got flagged for secondary screening prior to boarding, although it probably wasn't ANA's decision. Video quality of the In-flight entertainment wasn't that great. The AC power plug could have been in a better spot. My power adapter would not fit."

Pros: "Food tasted great, flight attendants were super nice love the food holders under the seats to rest your feet"
Cons: "Nothing really to Complain about. Selection of movies could have been a little better but it’s a Japanese airline didn’t expect a lot of American Content"

Pros: "Meals were decent. Staff friendly. Had no problems and was able to sleep a bit."
Cons: "The economy seats on my plane were strange, they didn't really recline but rather the bottom part of the seat moves forward to make your body less vertical."

Pros: "The seat, service and food..all is great as always."

Pros: "The food and staff were great."

Pros: "Friendly crew... awesome entertainment. Good drinks and food, one of the best traveling experiences I had. Thank you!"
Cons: "Same repeating music"

Pros: "The quality of your aircraft. Clean, modern, plenty of leg room."
Cons: "The "meal" served about 1.5 hours after takeoff was just a very light snack. Nothing substantial. Could have been more food."

Pros: "The quality of your aircraft. Clean, modern, plenty of leg room. The check in agent in Manila, Arnel (or maybe Armel) was especially helpful and accommodating."
Cons: "Pax are advised to show up at least 3 hours before flight. My wife and I showed up 3hrs 45 min before takeoff. There were perhaps 40 to 50 people already in line ahead of us. But no checkin counters were open. The first check-ins began 3 hours prior to take off. By that time the line was backed all the way out into the main corridor. It would be MUCH better for ANA and the customer to begin the checkin process 3.5 to 4hours prior instead of 3."

Pros: "The crews on ANA (Flight Attendants) are the hardest working, most polite and service oriented of ANY carrier I can remember. When the cabin lights are ON, the crew is hustling to keep the passengers occupied and chewing. Free Beer, Wine and mixed drinks in Coach! Every Service - Snack, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee/Tea, Second and Third rounds of drinks includes a cold towel to wipe your face and hands and most important, trash is collected promptly EVERY single time. WOW. I noticed that Flight Attendants take notes on sleeping passengers for every major meal service, and they take the time to revisit those customers when awake to check they might have wanted to be fed. I also noticed that the crew has special double sided tape to pickup crumbs and spills in the aisles so grime is not tracked into the carpet. Dont be surprized to see a flight attendant cruising the aisle after dinner with a soft cooler full of small vanilla Hagen Daz cups..."
Cons: "We flew from Bangkok to Washington Dulles with a connection in Tokyo. Snow in Japan caused crew shifts to max out and ultimately a dramatic change in flight departure. (Guaranteeing a missed connection) This caused multiple downstream challenges. 1. Original flight was scheduled for 00:30. (Half Past Midnight), rescheduled flight was scheduled for 12:30 (Half Past Noon) For Americans unused to a 24 hour clock, this made emails From ANA very difficult to wrap your mind around. Was it a typo? What happens when you miss your connection? (Turns out weather delays do NOT result in accommodations or meals being provided) Rescheduled flight should have been for 1231 with (AM/PM in Parentheses) 2. For passengers who spent their vacation/trip near the equator, the prospect of spending the night in snowbound Tokyo was simply not addressed in the cancellation email. The better option was to stay in your original point of origin and make the connection in one day, but email has NO telephone number for passengers to call to make these arrangements. (We ended up calling a toll California telephone number to be sure we got an English speaking agent) 3. Many SE Asian departing cities have a crazy baggage weight policy that allows for Two bags of 25 Kilos each , but if you have a single bag that weights 32 Kilos, you must pay excess baggage. Although the policy may NOT be specific to ANA, there are hundreds of folks of all nationalities repacking suitcases on the floor of the airport, to try to meet the regulations. As a traveler I understand this, but as an ANA customer it makes no sense, especially when the ticket agent cannot charge the overage to a credit card at the ticket counter. Instead sending you to a different location then waiting for you to return with a receipt. Its a huge scam and ANA can do better communicating the rules to passengers via email or their web site. Nothing starts a long trip off worse than arguments over arcane rules. 4. Changing a return flight arrangement as a result of weather happens at the last moment, but seat assignments apparently could not keep up. I would rather NOT fly than face a center seat in coach for 14 hours. I cannot explain what happened, but repeated attempts at advance check in showed NO assigned seats available, the ticket and gate agents could not improve on this, but BOTH flights ended up having empty seats and in the end we stressed for nothing. ANA must be able to do better, improving their IT systems to make advance seat assignments possible no matter how challenging the problem of "equipment" and other changes in the face of a canceled flight."

Pros: "Staff were friendly from check in to disembark. Food was quite good. Boarded on time and people were accomodating of one another in the entry and exit process."
Cons: "I was travelling with my twin 11 yr olds one of whom has limited sight. They normally only allow early boarding of young children, but we need extra time as I have 2 children to organise and my daughters sight dictates that i have to assist her. Other passengers were not impressed. I would like the airlines to take the initiative to have all children boarded early as if we board with everyone else, the aisles will be blocked as my children try to get organised."

Pros: "ANA did a great job of keeping customers informed about every detail regarding the delays we experienced with the flight. ANA did a great job of finding me a new flight when delays caused by the ground crew caused me to miss a connecting flight."
Cons: "Late boarding caused us to miss connecting flights."

Pros: "I had a headache and I asked for getting aspirin to one flight attendant. Later on, I found out that many attendants were aware of my situation and kindly checked-in regularly if I was OK. Excellent hospitality no matter what kind of class your seat was!"

Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "The seats hurt my butt"

Pros: "After flying domestic flights on US carriers, the idea of getting two meals and free drinks is almost shocking. Even more so when the food (though very Japanese) was quite good quality in economy. If you have to spend 10 hours or more crossing an ocean ANA is certainly a good bet, at least if you don't mind a bento box style meal."

Pros: "A nice crew and service very friendly."
Cons: "The transfer walking to long."

Cons: "Plane small and cramped didn’t like that we had to be shuttled to the plane not we had to pick up luggage from Narita to itami"

Pros: "I feel like home"
Cons: "The crew smail"

Pros: "Movies!"
Cons: "Vegetarian food options."

Pros: "Flight crew was friendly, quick to respond to questions, and very helpful. I was able to switch seats even though the flight was full. The food was fine but the menu for the return flight looked better still."
Cons: "The flight was 100% full. I took a redeye flight hoping to sleep a bit on the plane but I ended up not sleeping much. I am happy to take ANA on my return flight, which is not redeye. Also I will be happy to fly ANA again, but I would not take a redeye flight on any airline unless I was in business or first class which I cannot reasonably afford at the moment."

Pros: "flight attendants excellent"

Cons: "Flight was moved to6 am, 4 hours earlier than scheduled. Found out less than 24 hours before flight. ANA refused to rebook on an available flight leaving at the original time. Disappointed (and tired)."

Cons: "crew not able to understand English they can't speak also all announcements in Japanese crew speaking only in Japanese"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly. All observed interactions with passengers were pleasant and helpful."

Pros: "I missed my flight. The customer service agent was awesome!"
Cons: "Flying United. I missed my flight. The gate was packed with people so I sat literally a quarter mile away. The flight was delayed and I got a text telling me new departure time. I show up for new departure time. Plane left six minutes earlier. First thanks for the bad information. Second thanks for not paging me. Third I don't care when the plane is supposed to leave. Just tell me what time to be at the gate so I can stand around after an international flight. Oh and if a flight attendee to squawk rudely at a paying customer when we do land, why I'd just have to ask myself AGAIN ... why do I fly United?"

Cons: "Check in process was horrible at TKS, extremely unknowledgeable gate agents, took 6 people and 1.5 hours to check and pay for bags."

Pros: "ANA airline was great! I love the service and the crew was very friendly, answers questions with a smile. I will definitely choose this airline for my travels, I know how they treat the coustomers."
Cons: "NONE"

Pros: "I liked the Service and all. Airline offered me a wheel chair since it was on a record from last flight. They escort me to the plane.and plane to my daughter at the other end."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The flight was less busy than usual (it was an Easter Sunday departure) and so service was a bit more relaxed and friendly than usual instead of just efficient. Left gate a few minutes early and arrived 20 min early in Tokyo. Flight time is pretty good - 8pm departure which gives time for a relaxed day sightseeing in Dusseldorf before going to the airport in the late afternoon, Arrival in Tokyo is about 2pm which would be a good time to check in to hotels and relax. Food was good - dinner after take-off and a brunch-type meal a few hours before landing. Entertainment system is also very good although I'd flown a lot recently so seen the films I wanted to see already. Sometimes ANA are just "good" but this one was the best one I've flown recently."
Cons: "Surprised that their recently acquired 787s don't all have WLAN! Wanted to do some work ... but ... maybe enforced disconnection is a good thing sometimes :)"

Pros: "I flew from ORD to Tokyo and DEL to Tokyo. The flight was clean food was really good. What I like the most about ANA is the leg space in basic economy. The flight from Delhi to Tokyo was brand new 787-9 :)."
Cons: "The only gripe for me would be the movie selection. There are not that many choices."

Pros: "clean seat and tray"
Cons: "poor movie selection. slow cleanup after meal (more than 1 hr)."

Cons: "My suitcase was "lost" in Tokyo/Narita on the way to Shanghai. Don't know what happened. Got my luggage two days later. This isn't Kayak's fault. ANA should've done something to make this right."

Pros: "Cabin was clean and really comfortable seats. The crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The food provided was tasteless"

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "There was turbulence at the beginning of the flight so we couldn't get the snack that we ordered. When the turbulence died down, the flight attendants did not bother to complete the food service for snacks or drinks ordered. I had to get up and ask twice. They were not present much at all in BUSINESS CLASS. So that's why I rated the experience as poor. The international food choices are poor. They do not taste good. I think I have to stop flying ANA. Kisha"

Cons: "Sitting on the back rows , when I was served my food the lady said there was no more options I had to take what was left, meaning if I wanted the pasta I would Not get it because unfortunately I got a sit at the back of the airplane, but I paid the same amount of money for the ticket as the person sitting 20 rows in front of me It is outrageous"

Pros: "The seat had good width since I am 6"1 , unlike most American airline the comfort level is much better, not cramped."
Cons: "Not much all good"

Pros: "ANA service is always great. Always my first choice."
Cons: "The 777-200 on this route is getting a little old. It would be nice to have one of their newer 787 planes instead. And there is no Premium Economy option."

Pros: "Very friendly crew both on the ground and in the air."
Cons: "Entertainment options (movies/TV) are rather limited and mostly not to my taste. Entertainment was also the same on the flights there and back, meaning that on the second flight, there was even less choice."

Pros: "Very efficient, very fast boarding. Crew was polite."

Pros: "The best service I have ever received. The stewardess ladies are incredible."
Cons: "Alternative movie options."

"Great flight! Easy boarding & quiet flight"

Pros: "Prices and service"
Cons: "Everything its perfect service"

Pros: "The woman at the counter was helpful and cheerful."
Cons: "The experience was poor due to a flight delay that would have resulted in a missed connection. This resulted in a very negative effect because I won't be able to make an important business meeting."

Cons: "The flight departed over 3 hours late. Rather than communicating a realistic departure time, the flight was delayed 6 times in 20-40 minute intervals."

Cons: "You didn't get my bags to airport on time and so I missed my connecting flight which was 90 minutes after my previous flight, I have an 8 month old son and you made us spend another 4 hours waiting for a flight."

Pros: "I appreciated the professionalism, prompt care of passengers and dedication to everyone’s safety."
Cons: "The last leg of the flight was a rough landing and a delayed in Vienna. I realize weather could be the culprit."

Pros: "Denver had about 2” of blowing snow but the flight in was good and the pilot and crew kept us up to date."

Pros: "Brought my own entertainment. Friendly staff. Great boarding process. On time departure"

Pros: "Great experience from A-Z!!"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Flight over 5 hours late."

Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "That goodness it was a short flight. Seats are small."

Cons: "I was supposed to land in denver by 930 and did not end up getting in until 140. We sat on the tarmac at ohare for 20 minutes because they did not plan the gates well then there was a plane blocking our gate customer service lines were absurd. The flight attendant to o hare was very unprofessional"

Pros: "The flight was good!"
Cons: "There was no entertainment. Nothing to do."

Cons: "My TSA pre number wasn't included in my ticket and I was delayed for over an hour"

Pros: "Fast boarding, polite crew, generally an easy process."
Cons: "Cramped and old plane, inefficient deboarding, mediocre coffee."

Pros: "Pleasant interactions"
Cons: "Didn't realize I couldn't choose my seats with United's new fare"

Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "I was delayed /cancelled 12 times due to air traffic and arrived 27 hours after I was suppose to. Instead of 1 connecting flight they made me take another connecting flight. I was offered no vouchers for anything and all the people at the desks were very rude. To top it all off they lost my luggage and they still haven't found it, it's been over 24 hours"

Cons: "Leg room is atrocious. Delayed an hour because of maintenance."

Pros: "Flight left on time"
Cons: "The sweet wafer was a lot of empty calories."

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "This flight was delayed 3.5 hours because of "weather" in Newark...it was raining......"

Pros: "I completed my check in and printed my boarding passes online. The program was easy to use. The flight was on time and the crew was very courteous.There were no problems with my luggage. The service was excellent."

Cons: "Late departure with no explanation. Had to walk outside in freezing snow and rain. Miserable."

Cons: "Getting bk to anchorage @midnight instead of the origibal time of 2:00 due to not having a fuckin pilot in new orleans"

Pros: "Hey, the flights actually were on time. Shocking for United."
Cons: "What does a girl have to do to get in a boarding group that isn't LAST?"

Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "Arriving early in LA"
Cons: "No head phones. toilet sink blocked paper bin not emptied check in at Rochester was a horror show. In end supervisor had to help. He said United wasn't connected to Air NZ star alliance. Also wanted to charge $35 for extra bags when we were flying business class from LA to Auckland. We are both currently Gold elite with Air NZ Cant use money to buy glass of wine or buy food. On way from LA to Rochester , 2 stages nite lights didnt work so couldn't read as window passenger pulled the blind down, it was night time."

Cons: "Having a delay"

Pros: ",,,GOOD FLIGTH! THANK YOUUUU ALL*"

Pros: "Fast loading and effect attendant"

Cons: "Got delayed and flights cancelled with very little information or assistance from united to help solve the problem. Finally transferred to American Airlines and had a much better experience"

Pros: "Flight attendants sence of humor when we finally landed at the right airport."
Cons: "Landing at the wrong airport."

Pros: "Pre-check in, printed my boarding pass before i got to the airport"
Cons: "Early morning flight...i could have done with a cup of joe."

Pros: "The staff on this plane was friendly. There was room to stretch"
Cons: "We Weren't offered any drinks"

Pros: "Smooth flight"

Pros: "The flight was a return trip from New Jersey to Michigan for my teenage son. Original flight was cancelled after a 2 hour delay. We were able to rebook for the next available flight to another airport within a 2 hour drive without too much issue."
Cons: "The United app didn't appear to help much in rebooking since it never confirmed whether or not it was accepted and never changed his boarding pass."

Pros: "No delay, nice staff"
Cons: "Seat next to bathroom"

Pros: "No delay! Earlier then expected."
Cons: "Not to comfy."

Cons: "Second time in a month my united flight to ewr was cancelled. Will never fly with them again"

Pros: "The plane was new"
Cons: "Won't let you check in in advance so they can give you a terrible seat for a 12 hour flight. They won't even let you check in from the point of departure if it's with one of their partners. They also will do everything in their power to not give award miles to pattern airline clubs. It doesn't matter if you give them your United number and even register your United number with the flight for United. They will apply it to the Lufthansa Club and pretend it was just in the state and never actually give you the miles no matter how many times you try. This is not from one experience with Lufthansa / Austrian. I've had this experience many times with every flight I take with these terrible Airlines. I would never fly lifthansa unless it's at least $200 cheaper than any of their competitors."

Pros: "The flight attendant was superb. He made me laugh, and helped me relax because the plain stopped and they said we had to wait 20 minutes for take off and I had a connection plane with 45 minutes to get to the other plane:("
Cons: "The seat felt hard, not cushioned enough, especially the back area"

Pros: "The seats"
Cons: "The plane the service and overall United as an airline"

Pros: "The staff on the plane were very good."
Cons: "The flight was oversold which apparently gave the employee at the gate a reason to be rude. Also the plane was freezing. People were pulling out blankets and covering themselves with anything available."

Pros: "Relaxing"

Pros: "Attendants handled everything well!"

Pros: "Efficient crew"

Cons: "The plane was delayed quite some time and we sat on the Tarmac for about 40 minutes too long."

Pros: "Zero -- I will certainly never fly United again!"
Cons: "Having to wait 30 hours to get home. Having extremely rude or no service. Not receiving compensation for the trouble and inconvenience this airline caused."

Cons: "Never made it to Sna. Whiched me to lax because that was fastest time back. Wasted more money on uber to get home from la"

Pros: "Excellent and competent crew, smooth take off and landing"
Cons: "Flight was over an hour late, airline did not give us any information until half an hour after we were supposed to have departed"

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