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Air New ZealandOverall score based on 2916 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.3Comfort
8.9Crew
8.4Entertainment
8.1Food
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Cons: "Waited 55 minutes for baggage claim in Auckland. No reason given. I expect better service from Air New Zealand even though I understand the baggage handler’s are different group"
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Cons: "Waited 55 minutes for baggage claim in Auckland. No reason given. I expect better service from Air New Zealand even though I understand the baggage handler’s are different group"
Pros: "Great crew and counter staffing. Only took about 10 minutes to get my ticket and half of that was due to some snag with the NZ visa details."
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"
Pros: "Can’t remember"
Cons: "Food selection specially for vegetarian"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Not being scammed on bag charges."
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."
Cons: "After scanning boarding passes at gate, flight crew required us to show them again at the plane door. We had already stowed our phones, as I think others had. Minor issue but caused what seemed like an unnecessary backup at the cabin door. Our other domestic Air New Zealand flight didn't require it."
Pros: "The service was fantastic"
Cons: "The plane was very cold inside they need keep the cabin warner"
Cons: "Superb airline"
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."
Cons: "$80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport"
Pros: "the staffs and the boarding experienve"
Cons: "Narrow Ailes make it difficult to board."
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."
Cons: "That is didn’t happen until the next day"
Pros: "Legroom"
Cons: "Late"
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: "Wonderful employees"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "bummed I couldn't even opt in or purchase wifi. being sel-employed and having such long flight - its just a missed opportunity."
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: "Everything was excellent , no complaints at all. Staff friendly and efficient,food was pretty good , wine nice good flight ."
Cons: "Not enough good new release movie selection was very average/ poor. Your boarding from LAX could be improved. You have two signs about Premium and economy lines for boarding! These are not obvious . There needs to be a staff member or two checking people as they arrive in a line to check they're in the correct t line . Otherwise people don't trailer until they have been in the wrong line until the reach the top of the line . Leads to frustration even before the flight begins! Otherwise great job everyone ! Thank You !"
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!"
Cons: "the person next too me was overflowing in their seat so much they took up a quarter of my spot.. it was not work making the flight uncomfortable by making a stink about it but I paid for a whole seat not 3/4 of one!"
Cons: "Just a bit cramped"
Pros: "Entertainment was good, crew was nice, flight was very smooth"
Cons: "Took forever to take off, but not company fault"
Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"
Pros: "everything"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "seat crew food entertainment"
Cons: "no wifi"
Pros: "Flight had gluten free meals. Crew was professional"
Cons: "45 minutes late so missed connecting flight. While anz booked me on the next flight, international flights shouldn't be that late"
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: "Crew helpful, congenial."
Cons: "Anticipated more legroom based on seat chart diagram."
Cons: "Nobody believes in offering decent food anymore. Flying was so much better 25 yrs ago. Soon we will have to pay to use the toilet."
Pros: "Staff and the cleaninless of the plane."
Pros: "amazingly pleasant crew, great food, efficient service, very comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "On time - got the seat I wanted - comfortable (for coach)"
Cons: "Colder water..."
Cons: "Honestly, this was my first time flying with Hawaiian Airlines and I was very impressed with the overall professionalism and how thorough the staff was in making sure everyone had their seatbelts on when necessary. They were also very kind and friendly."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Pros: "9 hr flight, well taken care of by attendants and good timing... food, beverage and amenities."
Cons: "Seating a little tight."
Pros: "Seat more comfortable than usual. The tablet holder and charging port was super useful."
Cons: "Charge for entertainment was sort of insulting."
Pros: "Very spacious seats"
Cons: "Inflight entertainment was an additional cost, although it was stated that it was provided; in addition to using passenger’s handheld device rather than inflight screening."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Convenience of electronics utilities. Crew was very courteous. On time wheels up and down."
Cons: "Seat selection did not indicate "no window" and that the wall seat is obstructed by the emergency escape door hinge mechanism. As a broad shouldered male, I had to sit pinch shouldered for 6 hrs. That 1 seat on both sides of the plane should be eliminated. We did not receive a boarding notice 24hrs in advance. There was no notice to load the Hawaiian Airlines Entertainment app before boarding. Will not load after pushback or in flight. No movies or other entertainment available. :("
Pros: "Overall everything"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Website said mobile app entertainment, not available inflight. $For movies Only meat option sandwich."
Cons: "It would be nice if you offered a few items at a zero cost."
Pros: "The comfort space. Extra leg room"
Pros: "Hawaiian airlines was great! Very friendly and they provided a meal and snacks from San Diego."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Great flight crew, very nice. Yummy food."
Pros: "Superb plane and service"
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: "if you EVER have a choice, choose HAWAIIAN AIRLINES"
Pros: "Nice crew. Easy trip."
Pros: "Excellent customer service by the whole crew! Complimentary Mai Tai was super good! The extra leg room seats we paid for really made us long legged people happy! Totally worth the cost!"
Cons: "the Sandwich was yuck! Soggy in the middle and super hard on the ends, plus hardly any meat on it. It would be super good if there was 2 choices of the meal, maybe a salad or a sandwich choice. Thank you!"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly and attentive"
Cons: "Plane old and a bit dirty (767)"
Pros: "Turkey pastrami sandwich was the best with spinach And cheese."
Cons: "A little cold in the cabin."
Pros: "Hawaiian air always makes you feel like you are already on the islands the first moment you step on the plane. All went smooth and as always on time"
Cons: "Limited entertainment on the upgraded comfort seat program"
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: "Service, great customer service."
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."
Pros: "Tail wind"
Cons: "The crew professional."
Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "The plane maintenance for the video equipment seems to be lacking and the plane interior was dated."
Pros: "Food service was a suprise. My wife is gluten free and she brought stuff for herself."
Cons: "Seemed like everything was extra. Radio was all I could listen to for free. Even old tv was a charge."
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."
Cons: "Would like to see complementary movies on flights especially for children on flights over 2 hrs."
Pros: "We need wheelchair service and the porters were first rate. The airline was more than accommodating, offered a free lunch and you can either order new movies on demand for $7.99 each or watch unlimited TV and older movies for $7.99 (which I did). I liked the value."
Cons: "Drink prices are steep."
Pros: "Love the fact that they served complimentary lunch on the plane. It's a perk you don't get anymore on flights. It was a great surprise. Also, there were 4 of us traveling but one person bought her ticket later so her seat was away from us. Without our asking, by the time we got to the gate, they had moved her to sit on the same row with us. The crew was attentive and friendly."
Cons: "It would be nice if they offered some of the tv shows for free. I understand paying for movies but tv should be complimentary. And as with most planes, it felt cramped once the person in front of me let his seat back."
Pros: "Service, aircraft, food, complimentary glass of wine"
Pros: "Non stop flight, better leg room than most airlines"
Cons: "No freeentertainment to speak of"
Pros: "Boarding was very smooth"
Cons: "The free entertainment is very poor"
Pros: "Same as the other flight"
Pros: "Crew was very mice"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The cleanliness. No chaos."
Pros: "Hawaiian has great schedules"
Cons: "Way way way too many screaming infants and toddlers. I'd pay more for a flight w all 13 and over pax"
Pros: "The crew were very professional. The food was delicious."
Pros: "I dropped my wallet just outside the terminal gate boarding the plane and a very handsome steward, introduced by his co-stewardesses as "Pretty Boy Brandon" was kind enough to find me to return my wallet. I appreciated all the kindness recieved by the entire staff at Hawaiian Airlines. Thank you for offering genuine customer service."
Pros: "Compared to Alaska Air, Hawaiian was way better."
Pros: "The statistics of where we were and when to arrive on the screen. Flight crew was nice."
Cons: "The flight changed from Alaska to Hawaiian airlines in San Diego. They were in different terminals way to close in time to each other. We had to leave security and go back through tsa to get to the connecting flight and missed boarding. We got to the gate at 10:05 with a flight of 10:15. They knew we were coming but still have our seats away. They told us that they couldn't delay the flight and let us on the plane. We had to wait 24 hours for the next flight with no way to get anywhere and no hotel. We slept in the airport and had to go through security again just to get to our flight. Once we boarded and were seated the gangway moved away from the plane. We waited and then the gangway came back to the plane and 4 passengers were taken off the flight. How can they delay the flight to take people off but not to let us on the plane the previous day?! My mother was born in Hawaii and our family was going to get birth place where she lived and I missed that opportunity because they wouldn't let us board because it would delay the flight. It would have delayed a 6 hour fligh for 10 minutes. Our luggage made it on the flight but we didn't. I'm extremely disappointed in the way it was handled by the ticket counter agents."
Pros: "The seats are better than anything I've experienced in the cattle car, which doesn't make them great, and the leg room was OK (I'm 6"). I was pleased to find out they included a meal for free, as I hadn't bought anything to eat for the 5 1/2 hr flight. Overall a better than average flight, and it was on time."
Pros: "Crew was unbelievably helpful and kind. My grandmother had heart issues on our flight. They took excellent care of us, and checked on her often, even crew members not assigned to our area. Aside from that, various entertainment options, both free and paid. Meal was good and I still crave their trail mix!"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Nothing"

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Pros: "Never happened. Please refund ASAP Due to COVID-19 I have tried to email"
Cons: "Refund"
Cons: "Have more flights!"
Cons: "The temperature inside the cabin was too hot! It was warm and hot enough that chocolate I bought at duty free before the flight was melted!!"
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: "The seats reclined farther than any I’ve ever experienced (aside from Business or First Class). Attractive, friendly, and patient flight attendants. Very clean planes."
Cons: "A better movie and music selection."
Pros: "Kind workers and excellent food"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Very great!"
Cons: "Very great time!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed but no reason was given or announced."
Pros: "all long flight is uncomfortable. The crew can help made a big difference. The airline crew seem to be too busy, ignoring when you try to request something. Ignoring you even they saw your coffee smear because desk is too small and slippery. Curtain was close all the time, as if not welcoming people"
Cons: "Crew can help made a better trip by slowing down thing. Snark area should be open all the time."
Cons: "The food could have been more tasty and warm."
Pros: "The ability to select a special meal prior to flight was fantastic"
Cons: "At times the flight crew were incredibly hard to hear/understand via the intercom."
Pros: "Restroom was kept clean throughout the flight which impressed me"
Pros: "Food, crew, handicap assistant, stewardess"
Cons: "No screen/tv"
Pros: "Lovely crew, good amount of food and drink available."
Cons: "Sound on some of the entertainment options was too low to hear, so I ended up using my phone instead."
Pros: "Good movie selection, nice attendants"
Cons: "The 2nd meal was tasteless and didn’t have the ingredient as the name suggested, a Chinese pickled veggie"
Pros: "They just seem fake friendly. Be nice if they also were more lenient on carry on luggage. Very unreasonable making the start of vacation stressful moving stuff from our carry on to other luggage over 1 kg. It was obnoxious. They had another scale at the gate which was over the top obnoxious. I felt like we were a burden to the airline rather than a guest."
Cons: "They need to treat people as a guest rather than a hastle. Super annoying bag check and staff and crew in plane were just ok. Whatever happen to being a guest"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was awesome."
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!"
Cons: "-"
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."
Cons: "Frigid cold"
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"
Pros: "clean.."
Cons: "The flight came in late. Its not normal. The crew did not care much and where not nice normal.. They need a fresh look at where they are going."
Pros: "They operate the Airbus A350, a nice very modern plane on this route"
Cons: "You booked my flight with wrong middle name. Had to. It new flight. Please call me or I will be calling. I was told by china air in Denpasar that it was refundable"
Pros: "Beautiful plane, clean and well serviced, unlike American carriers"
Cons: "We were delayed an hour on the tarmac in Taipei with no explanation. I was told there were no aisle seats and when we finished boarding I could see that the attendant on the ground had not been truthful. I did get a bulkhead aisle seat after the doors were closed, but I would like to know the truth from service people."
Pros: "Restrooms were clean. Had 2 empty seats beside me - excellent"
Cons: "Earphones were bad bcoz no sound could be heard. Stewardesses were too busy or could not understand english"
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."
Cons: "When two people are travelling together and adjoining seats were needed, it was impossible to make the seat changes online. Only one seat was able to be moved. We finally had to wait to ask crew members at check-in. It was an anxious time."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "I could not get mineral water in a bottle"
Pros: "Flight was delayed which made me lose my connecting flight to austin. At the counter I was told that they had rescheduled but that I was late. I was late because customs took long and the flight from Taipei was 30 minutes late. So it's not like I was wasting time. I did not appreciate that the blame was placed on me in the way the counter people communicated with me. I noticed that the counter woman, and the supervisor did not speak to me at all. Not even to say "let me find out" or "sorry for the inconvenience" but both did speak to other customers that were of Asian Descent. They communicated both in English and Chinese. The young woman that booked the flight for me (different one from counter woman) was decent and attentive. Sherry who was the third woman I dealt with when I needed to sort the baggage issue was very attentive even explaining to the supervisor why It was the second time I was back at their offices. She went out of her way to make sure I saw my bags delivered to the UA luggage. But again, I am very disappointed and can't help to notice that other passengers received basic cordial treatment when I was blatantly ignored."
Pros: "The service was awesome from booking through to boarding the journey and disembarking.Would recommend to family and friends."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The SIN / TPE flight had a nice, new A350"
Cons: "Bathrooms on the SIN/TPE flight were really dirty. The leg rest is too protruded even when not deployed."
Pros: "Enough legroom & space in economy"
Pros: "Friendly staffs, decent leg room, boarding process was smooth"
Cons: "A little limited on movie selections & food was ok"
Pros: "The chicken and rice dish was tasty. I also appreciated the fresh fruit."
Cons: "Delayed one hour ..."
Pros: "Found a lot of new movies and foods tasted great"
Cons: "Slow to board the plane and the seat near emergency door was not very comfortable."
Pros: "seats were ok for being in the very back"
Cons: "Our flight took off an hour late. 2nd time this happened with this airline during this trip"
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!"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed"
Pros: "- Extremely helpful flight crew attentive to your needs - Pretty good food options and tasty too. - A great selection of current movies and TV shows from around the world will help pass the time"
Cons: "- Terribly cramped seating in economy class (you get what you pay for)"
Pros: "Staff was good & food was always on time."
Cons: "I didn't like how the flight felt too congested. Especially on a 13hr flight. There was no self checking in or online check-in available so I had to wait in a long line to check-in. The most negative part about this flight is the 10hr delay in Taiwan. Sleeping in the airport for 10hrs isn't easy and fun especially after a 13hr flight. Overall, not a good experience as I hoped it would be."
Pros: "Entertainment system and the interior of the plane cabin."
Cons: "Crammed seats and how one female flight attendant yelled at a passenger out of impatience."
Pros: "Generally comfortable. Friendly staff."
Cons: "Food was mediocre. Entertainment was limited. The screens were outdated, making it difficult to watch anything."
Pros: "Space was good. Seats were just right space from one another"
Cons: "We were assigned seats apart from my companion"
Pros: "New aircraft was very nice. Clean, staff were friendly"
Cons: "Hardly any water offered throughout the flight. When asked for more, was given tiny cup with 3 sips. Dehydrated! The food was very bad. . A vegetarian option would be a good idea. Also snacks were not offered more than once on the 13 hour flight."
Pros: "Seats were a little better."
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable. Don't reach all the way to the knee, so it's painful on the thighs. Food was a little stale."

The crew was great. We got food and I wasn't expecting that and it was OK. The flight was pretty smooth.

Pros: "Nice crew, clean aircraft, on time departure."
Cons: "Entertainment system."
Cons: "Enjoyed it very much. Great crew and clean plane!!"
Pros: "Coach seats reasonably comfortable. Coach bar service outstanding."
Cons: "Coach food quality, in-flight entertainment, and between meal snack service are average."
Pros: "Fantastic service from check in until arrival."
Cons: "More up to date movies"
Cons: "Worst service. Very bad boarding. Yucky food."
Pros: "Crew, food, service"
Cons: "Interior and entertainment system quite outdated. When trying to turn on the reading lights the ones above the seats before us would go on, not ours (21H was our seat, 20H light would turn on, not ours)"
Pros: "Polite"
Cons: "More selections for movies . Fresh veggies or fruit in meals."
Pros: "Amazing service on Fiji Airways"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "1 hour delay, we landed in middle of night with to sleepy kids. We missed the beautiful tv screens in chair as we had on the way to Fiji and were dissapointed about that, also less leg space in this AirPlane"
Pros: "Trip , food etc"
Cons: "Delays on flights"
Pros: "Company in the plane Stewards were indeed what saved the whole ordeal with Fiji Airways for me."
Cons: "Not leaving at the advertised time both from SFO and NAD Not having enough overhead space in the NAD to TBU flight."
Pros: "Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good and unexpected for a 3 hr flight."
Cons: "Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best."
Cons: "with 39 passengers on a 60 persons flight the following annoncement came up: we need 5 volunteers or we leave 524kg of baggage we have to leave here. Than the locals started to bribe the personel... we have no idea if and when our stuff arrives..."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Audio for in flight entertainment did not work midway through the movie. Video was unclear. Food was terrible."
Pros: "The flight /services"
Cons: "Food was okay"
Cons: "planes seats dirty chewing gums stuck on seats talking of entertainment not everyone will prefer to watch what is being played there arw children and elderly thats needs to be considered"
Pros: "well refer below"
Cons: "plane seats were dirty had crumbs on it seats had chewing gum stick on it movie how can u expect everyone to watch same movie there are children wlderly no respect to what they like"
Pros: "Superb customer service It was my first time using Fiji Airways along with my children. We usually fly AirNZ or Emirates because they have everything I need. Now we have added a third airline to our list. My kids are also fussy with the airlines we use. But they really enjoyed their flight with Fiji airways."
Cons: "Food was average and I could not put my seat back slightly."
Pros: "Great hospitality"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Cons: "No information around delayed flight. There were 4 delays.."
Pros: "The service and food"
Cons: "Plane seems dated"
Pros: "I traveled with my 4 children and my husband. Out of Honolulu the flight is scheduled very late so i had extemely exhausted children. The gate agents were so very helpful and so compassionate, especially because my 4 month old baby was crying. They stepped up and helped me with my other kids as my husband was out looking for water to make a bottle for him. Awesome awesome service! The crew was very nice and helpful when we were all sleeping. Did not bother us once and they let us sleep. Unfortunately I did not try their food service but my husband said it was delicious. The only thing was that they only offered a couple of movies via some small screen at the ceiling of plane making it hard for my 5 yo daughter to watch anything ultimately relying on their tablets which dies early. Overall, from check in to touch down, it was a very pleasant flight! Oh! And the blankets were so soft!!"
Pros: "Boarding was chaotic. No microphone, so couldn’t hear rows being called. Passengers were pushing to get onboard. No numbers, rows, etc being used. Nice airport."
Cons: "Boarding"
Cons: "We were in the last row on the plane for some reason that was not explained....Parts of plane fell on our heads..Not enough room to lower the tray table...Wedged into seat like sardines...Entertainment was the sounds of toilets flushing...We paid a fortune for first half of flight from LAX to Nadi that was excellent...The second leg of trip to Auckland was a HUGE NIGHTMARE that won't be forgotten....Shirley and Ron Richard"
Pros: "Service, space, seats and one meal was good."
Pros: "Flights were on time. Service was great. I cannot complain about any of my flights on this trip through Fiji Airlines."
Pros: "Crew. On time."
Cons: "Foid."
Pros: "They did hand out thin blankets."
Cons: "The temperature in the airplane... Couldn't feel my body!"
Cons: "I had no problems"
Pros: "The service was very friendly."
Cons: "My knees while sitting upright drive into the seat in front of me. No extra legroom seats available. Please start saving these for people who actually need them. Also, boarding was like cattle hearding, lack of organization caused anxiety ... albeit my wife and I were amused by people without direction."
Pros: "Staff were friendly."
Cons: "Staff could have had more control.of boarding process. Pax just swarmed the boarding line."
Cons: "The seat were not that comfortable!"
Pros: "Staff were very helpful and attentive"
Cons: "Seat not comfortable, and needed repair. Entertainment very limited Limited checked baggage (one piece only)"
Pros: "We got sone roomy seats it was nice"
Pros: "the service. coffee and teas was very good. probably because of the Fiji kind attendants and water."
Cons: "When I landed in LA after my trip I was sad to find that my suitcase was broken into and item bought were taken."
Pros: "Aircraft was comfortable."
Cons: "The stranded in Apia."
Pros: "comfortable flight"
Cons: "asked for a blanket... girl never came back with one"
Pros: "I didn't like anything about this airline !"
Cons: "Where do I start !!!! Horrible service bad food no class ... Would never fly Fiji Airways if I have other options . Sad that it's the only airline flying to Fiji ."
Pros: "Overall service is good for a short flight"
Cons: "The legroom and my touchscreen was unresponsive - had to press the button multiple times."
Pros: "Great views, fun airport w live music...seeing storm over Auckland"
Pros: "Flight canceled. Fiji airways told us we would be booked on Qantas instead but the flight wouldn't give us time to make the connection. Ended up flying later,, longer and much more uncomfortable than expected. F Had to take separate seats from family and middle seats, had to spend entire day in Sydney which required us to spend money on a visa and money to eat, had additional stress of then arriving too late and needing to rebook rental car and arranged hotel and make sure elederly parents with special needs were ok health wise. An overall disaster. Never ever a worse experience and I am a world traveler to 68 countries on 6 continents. Will be asking Fiji for full refund plus compensation for having to buy visas and spend day in Sydney."
Cons: "Flight canceled. Fiji airways told us we would be booked on Qantas instead but the flight wouldn't give us time to make the connection. Ended up flying later,, longer and much more uncomfortable than expected. Had to take separate seats from family and middle seats, had to spend entire day in Sydney which required us to spend money on a visa and money to eat, had additional stress of then arriving too late and needing to rebook rental car and arranged hotel and make sure elederly parents with special needs were ok health wise. An overall disaster. Never ever a worse experience and I am a world traveler to 68 countries on 6 continents. Will be asking Fiji for full refund plus compensation for having to buy visas and spend day in Sydney."
Pros: "Fast boarding."
Cons: "The middle seats should have a height restriction. I'm 6"1" and my knees has indentations from 11 hours in the air pressed up against the seat in front of me. Outdated movies. Bad food. Rude service."
Pros: "Good seating 2+4+2 allows more privacy for couples and less crowding. Every seat has USB plug. Good entertainment system with large selection of current movies.."
Cons: "15 pound carry-on limit. Although my reservation was not affected, I believe that reserving specific seats is no longer available for economy coach. Check to be sure."
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "They rebooked us on Air New Zealand."
Cons: "Our flight was canceled."
Pros: "Nothing stood out."
Cons: "Treated like a second tier customer. Rude flight attendants. Did I mention my flights we're delayed 3+ hrs and the plane's engine gave out. That happened. Very poor/mediocre airline. Oh and the seats are extremely uncomfortable. Everyone around was worthy of contempt."
Cons: "Check in was going smoothly until the lady questioned our carry one, which we had used through your our journey. We felt singled out for no reason and after jumping through hoops and complying to pay for extra weight, the lady said, it's ok, and that she was sorry. Very poor customer service."
Cons: "Don’t get the egg salad breakfast sandwich. It’s got more turkey and cheese than egg salad."
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Free BBQ DINNER"
Cons: "Just about everything"
Pros: "Really disappointed as my bags was not check thru.It was rechecked at London and British airway charged me for my baggage. I want to make sure that my way back to Oslo London London San Diego has no charge . It is an international flight and I am allowed 23kg one checked bag ."
Cons: "Damaged one baggage, and delayed arrival of other baggage for 2 days that forced me to cancel a following trip."
Cons: "Seat pitch was too tight, especially when the person in front of me pushed their seat back."
Cons: "I find seats a bit narrow"
Pros: "Free tv which is rare"
Cons: "I had selected my seats ahead of time and they weren’t kept. Day of I tried to buy a seat and it told me there were tech issues and I had to go to a front desk to check in/purchase. Well all that got me was the very last row, middle seat. No recline and seriously no leg room or breathing room once the person in the row ahead leans back. Crew was not helpful. Not to mention, the security line was outrageously long and I got to my flight just before it left only to find out my seating arrangement and be presented with more disappointment. Took over an hour where I’ve never waited more than 20 minutes in this airport (I fly often). Didn’t have time to go to BR or grab a snack Then my second flight was (again another middle seat) way too warm. The attendants said “there’s nothing we can do”. I was so nauseous and uncomfortable the whole time."
Cons: "delayed/not on time"
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "Overbooked flight. Had to check in carry on for not having any space available"
Cons: "The original booked flight was about 12 hours before the rebooked flight. We got up at about 2:00 am to leave for the airport at 3:30 am for a 6:30 am flight. We were all packed and booked our ride and shuttinlpg down the computer at the last minute when we noticed an mail after midnight telling us the flight was cancelled. We called and were told there was nothing they could do, due to connections and this was entirely their fault. Approximately 12 hours later we took a “red eye” thus arriving a day late for our hotel and car reservations. We were charged baggage fees and not sure if our priority boarding will be refunded."
Pros: "Comfortable chairs"
Cons: "Pilot's skill level and ability - lots of maneuvering and a very poor landing"
Pros: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."
Cons: "Surprised to see they charge $50 carry on fees at the gate."
Pros: "Courteous staff! Very accommodating."
Cons: "The company did great, no complaints."
Pros: "The way the pilot and crew handled the "injured" passenger."
Cons: "Fizzy bubbles felt on my arm and hair as flight attendant passing out drinks. She was filling them too full."
Cons: "We had to sit in separate sections on the flight."
Pros: "In flight entertainment and service was fabulous."
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "The crew looked very bored."
Pros: "Staff at SAN was good helpful. Check in was seemless."
Cons: "Wishing that they would serve something to drink — even if I would have to pay for it. Flight attendant gave me wrong directions and I left for another terminal while my carry on luggage (which had to be checked) was still at the gate. I had to wait until it arrived at baggage claim."
Pros: "The friendly and attentive flight staff."
Pros: "I enjoyed the crew members, they were very nice and smiled despite it being so early. I also enjoyed that they mentioned about the free movie watching option if you have the AA app."
Cons: "I didn't like that they didn't offer any snacks such as pretzels or cookies. Other than that, it was a very comfortable flight."
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Not accessible. The tv wasn’t captioned"
Pros: "Smooth flight- communication from the pilot, free beverage, movies, what more could a person ask for"
Cons: "No leg room."
Pros: "Service in coach was nice and attentive."
Pros: "The duration of the flight, nothing to do with the airline"
Cons: "I was forced to check a bag in when I had flown previously the week before with the same carry on. $50 spent for nothing in my opinion. Per the supervisor over head bin size does not change yet my bag was "too big" like I said I had flown literally 4 days before this trip and had no problems with my bag fitting nor did any of the flight attendants say anything. I am just annoyed. Also I didn't know that I would fly American as it's through Alaska originally, maybe that was my lack of attention to detail. The carry on situation is what irritated me the most. This is also not the first time that I've had a problem with American Air."
Cons: "Poor customer service"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "No food or beverage service"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "De-boarding was slow"
Pros: "Quick little trip from San Diego to Phoenix. Crew made the extra effort to keep the plane cool despite the 120 degree temps in Phoenix."
Pros: "Flt time!"
Cons: "Boarding announcer was rude"
Pros: "On time departures and arrivals. This domestic first leg of the flight had fairly good leg room and seat width."
Pros: "Did not catch that flight. Delayed about 8 hours."
Cons: "There was no entertainment option available in the plane we flew in."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants, filthy plane"
Cons: "We have American Credit Card we thought we were told we would be in Group 1 NOT Group 5!"
Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The crew was very good. The pilot kept us updated on the turbulence and reasons for delay on food and beverage service."
Cons: "It was difficult to hear what the staff was announcing during boarding. They were not speaking clearly and loudly enough to hear."
Pros: "Good."
Pros: "The flight from San Diego to Chicago went well. We left on time and arrived a little earlier than expected. I was worried about the weather delaying our flight once we go to Chicago but we encounter different problems. as I will explain next."
Pros: "First class was Super. Good food and nice service."
Cons: "No screens on a new plane"
Pros: "I liked the crew they were really helpful"
Cons: "The plane was to old I guess and it was a bit uncomfortable there was not enough space between passengers"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Hour late crew rude"
Pros: "The flight schedule"
Cons: "The hardens of the seats. Rather seat on the floor"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Had to cancel my flight and call the company. Was talking to a computer for 30 min before I finally talked to someone. It cost me in fees to basically cancel my flight which ended up being just as much as my entire flight ticket. Got refunded a total of $12 to use towards my next flight. Never flying or booking a flight with American Airlines at all. Kayak couldn't even help with accommodations. Southwest is the only company that will actually hold those credits for you. Everywhere else is just trying to scam you."
Pros: "Seats are the most uncomfortable seats ever"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The customer service and the lack of assistance from the airline ground staff was horrible ."
Pros: "Overall, I'm pleased with BA."
Cons: "This flight didn't have the individual TV screens."
Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "There was a ton of turbulence"
Pros: "The flight was great. There was free in seat entertainment with tons of movies! The flight attendant gave me free fruit & cheese plate to go with my wine. Great service, easy fast boarding & the flight was early!"

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