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$746

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$2,874

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$1,603

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$1,359
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Air New ZealandOverall score based on 2874 reviews
8.6Boarding
8.3Comfort
8.9Crew
8.4Entertainment
8.1Food
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Service was great . I wasn’t able to sit next to my family

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Service was great . I wasn’t able to sit next to my family

Boarding instructions on one leg of my journey were not well communicated at the gate (Melbourne to Auckland)

No refunds for flights that I could not take due to Covid restrictions

Pros: "Comfortable seats."
Cons: "It was great. . .We thought a 16 hr flight would be gruling, but it was not at all!! Comfortable seats with plenty of room and lots of bathrooms. The flight attendants were awesome"
Pros: "We paid $400CAD as a OneUp bid to upgrade to Skycouch. We then saw there was a skycouch row free on the plane, and I appreciated that they gave the first choice of this row to paying customers. So we ended up with two skycouch rows, one per person. Was a dream flight, could not fault them."
Pros: "Hasn’t occurred yet"
Cons: "Hasn’t occurred yet"
Pros: "Well coordinated loading of plane. Good food service. Well informed.."
Cons: "Nothing.."
Pros: "Crew was great, plane was modern and clean"
Cons: "We booked row 2 to be a quick entry/exit but they board this plane from the rear. No entertainment, so bring your own"
Pros: "The crew, as always, was fantastic. Very helpful and always kind. The seats are comfortable enough, considering it was a long flight, and the excellent entertainment helped the time pass quickly."
Cons: "Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that"
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: "Strong crew service is the highlight of flying Air New Zealand. Plane comfort is good, with nice ambient lighting, decent seats and reasonably spacious toilets. At least for now, they have in-seat entertainment screens with lots of current offerings. Our flight had free wi-fi, a real plus."
Cons: "Boarding with Air New Zealand at Heathrow was complex and poorly organised when compared to the smooth and efficient process at LAX. This has been the case each time I have flown this same route with this airline."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "I can’t be more demanding. Everything on the flight were good."
Pros: "Flying Air NZ is a pleasure. You guys generally do a very good job. Even though the flight left late I was impressed with the Pilot announcement to allow connecting passengers to leave the plane first, and all others remain seated."
Cons: "The flight left late, making it stressful to catch my connecting flight in Auckland."
Cons: "Basic flight with no frills"
Pros: "I was disappointed that Air New Zealand charges US15 to reserve specific seats. For our party of 3, that would be US90 RT so I didn't do it. But at the gate I asked for window seats and the attendant gave us excellent seats at the front of the plane."
Cons: "No issues that caused us any problems."
Cons: "Terrible customer service."
Pros: "trivia was fun"
Pros: "Very friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Constant threats about weight of carryons & then didn’t check or weigh anything"
Pros: "Good seat, very pleasant crew."
Cons: "No entertainment so can't score that. Basic snacks"
Pros: "Baggage made it all the way to Queenstown from Perth"
Cons: "Check -in staff said that there were no seats available in emergency exit rows so put us in the row in front. We couldn't recline and thete were several seats empty in the emergency exit row behind us."
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Pros: "Nice flight"
Cons: "That they left my luggage, 1 piece off entire flight! A brightly patterned piece! In 50 years of flying!!! Has NEVER happened! Had to spend the 1st several hours running around looking for underwear and jacket! Not a great start to vacation! And $100 nzd doesn't buy much!"
Pros: "777 with really comfortable economy class seating, excellent selection of on-board entertainment, convenient A/C power at each seat and very friendly cabin crew made the trip a pleasure."
Cons: "No in-flight wi-fi at any price. I took it for granted they'd have it, probably should have checked first and downloaded what I needed ahead of time."
Pros: "The airport was great! Very easy access, fast check in and security. Loved the LOTR theme. Uneventful and beautiful flight."
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "unalbe to select seats so we were spread out"
Cons: "Was not informed a return flight listing required Was not informed $260 baggage fees"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Delayed for about one hour."
Pros: "Punctuality. Confortable plane."
Cons: "Upon arrival we were informed that each checked bag was $60. This was news to us. The NZ flight employee informed us that Air NZ informed us quite well of this info, this the booking agent was at fault."
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "The chicken pasta meal was pretty dried out and terrible"
Pros: "Entertainment options were of great variety and easy to use"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff"
Cons: "No WiFi or outlets on aircraft"
Pros: "friendly staff, ease of boarding"
Pros: "I was excited to see some notorious places as we flew into Queenstown....however, I wouldn't have known the places if I hadn't been sitting next to someone that knew the area."
Cons: "I can't complain about anything with Air New Zealand....I loved each flight with them."
Pros: "The customer service was great when I missed my flight."
Cons: "It was difficult to have a shorty layover and transfer from Auckland to Queenstown. I missed my flight."
Pros: "The pilot would tell us as we were flying over different mountains, regions etc, and the flight was not at all crowded, and there is so much more seat space than on any domestic American flight I’ve ever flown!"
Cons: "They charged 60NZD for one small checked bag! And then I misunderstood the policy on lithium batteries and switched my power banks from carry-on to checked bag and they confiscated them. So there goes that."
Pros: "The people and the service were top notch. I fly on numerous carriers and overall AirNZ has been my favorite, hands down, primarily because of the helpful kind friendly staff."
Cons: "Disembarking down onto the tarmac, and being made to stand out there for about 5 minutes (supposedly for safety's sake) while another plane was being pushed out from the next gate, all the while breathing in the choking nauseating jet exhaust fumes while our own plane was idling."
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "Everything! It's Air NZ!"
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Awesome in flight entertainment! Very corteous and polite crew!"
Cons: "Im midsized asian, i the seats are too small"
Pros: "Flight was on time, airplane was clean, flight attendants friendly and attentive. Very pleasant flying experience"
Pros: "I had always had a pleasant time with this airline but this 2nd longer flight wasn't it's best! I still have good opinions about this airline and plan on using it in the future."
Cons: "My neighbor in a 4 seat section kept elbowing me. Seats seemed to be too close to each other and for people who aren't average weight it is hard for them to stay within their given space. Eating meals was difficult because some people use their elbows all over the place."
Pros: "The staff were very kind. The amendies (pillow, blanket and headphones) were great. The airplane food and wine selection were nice."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Someone sitting in my seat already!"
Cons: "Having to pick up our bags and going through customs was horrible and stressful. Bags coming off the flight last made the customs line very long, after going through customs couldn't find where to check our bags on to Queenstown, finally found the the automatic check-in, too late only one person to help. So late had to walk to the domestic terimal, in a hurry. Finally found the check-in, checked all 3 bags, arrived in Queenstown, only two came in."
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."
Cons: "We were booked on a 7 a.m. flight Wednesday morning. We arrived from Syndney the night before and wanted to make sure we were set for the early morning flight so went to an Air NZ information desk to get boarding pass. The agent printed out an e-ticket and said we were good to go. We arrived an hour and a half early to the gate, with our carry on bags as we have done all over the world. We heard an announcement about bags needing to be checked and assumed ours would be gate checked if needed (as anywhere else in the world). The gate agent didn't arrive til 20 minutes before the flight and told us we DIDN'T have a boarding pass and needed to return to the ticket agent and check our bags. By the time we ran back to the ticket agent we were told it was too late to check our bags. We had to pay $100 more a piece to fly LATER through Christ Church. We were on our way to meet our kids for vacation and ended up losing a day and $200 additional dollars because we were given inaccurate information by the Air New Zealand info desk."

It’s excellent

Great cabin crews, great service, great response from the officials!

Pros: "Punctual"
Cons: "No beverage service"
Cons: "Food availability a minor challenge but crew handled it very nicely."
Pros: "Amazing crew!"
Cons: "The seats were not the best and it would have been nice to have a meal other than just a small breakfast."
Pros: "Crew and flight comfort were fine until the flight got canceled after sitting on the plane for over an hour"
Cons: "Wasn’t happy with the accommodation after the flight cancellation, was told no other flights for 3 days so I ended up paying $250 more to get on a different airline that day to make the wedding I was going for."
Pros: "The food was very good, the seat was comfortable, the entertainment was great."
Cons: "Water could have been offered more frequently. I got a bit dehydrated."
Pros: "Professional staff"
Cons: "Cramped hot flight. Paid white a bit more than other carriers, as I was under the impression that seating would be comfortable, the food great, and beverage service would be frequent"
Pros: "The size of seats , the food and the service"
Cons: "The entertainment system had few glitches but workable ( flickering banners of the channel or sound, volume"
Pros: "All the teem all the services"
Cons: "Non"
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "No response when requested for help from flight attendants multiple times from SEA to DXB. Every time I have to walk to them for help."
Cons: "Leg space horrible. Wasn't even able to fold my legs just a bit, was stuck in one position resulting in severe neck pain."
Pros: "The crew and attempt to help with anything I needed"
Cons: "Limited leg room for a big guy like me. My cancelled flight from Boston to phx was too long of a layover"
Pros: "I didn’t die in a plane crash"
Cons: "We were offered no form of refund, miles, or anything after a 6 hour layover. We paid for a hotel for the night (we should have landed at 1am) and instead landed at 7am, so we had to completely skip our hotel and had no sleep for the wedding the next day. We’re out of $120 for the hotel we already paid for and the staff gave us no help in form of compensation."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "In flight crew were pleasant"
Cons: "I was made to pay excess luggage because my carry-on was 1kg overweight. I was very depressed because of this treatment and the ground crew in Lagos were abusive when I complained and they threatened me that I would miss my flight if I didn't comply"
Cons: "My entertainment system was not working and the crew wasn’t very helpful about it."
Pros: "Long flight but comfortable. I will fly emirates again."
Cons: "In some instances their was a shortage of food option. Although the menu said you could have a choice but some of the choices were exhausted by the time crew served it to the half of the travellers and the rest have to eat whatever was leftover. I think Emirates should stock a bit more of the food especially on a plane like Airbus 380. Its a huge aircraft and passengers sting at the vey end had to wait almost 45 min to 1 hr to get their food and that too was whatever leftover. They should make efforts to server all the passengers within a short amount to time rather than keep them waiting for so long. Most of the time more than half of the passengers had already eaten while those sitting in the back were still waiting for their food. Its not cabin crew's inefficiency but rather a policy problem that needs to be addressed."
Pros: "Overall top service."
Cons: "A little too directive, exemplified by ordering people to pull down their window shades, for my Americans can mentality. Otherwise great!"
Cons: "I like it"
Cons: "Emirates did not allow us to select the food preference as we had booked through a third party. They literally starved us for 14 hours as we r vegetarian and could not eat meat laden foods."
Pros: "Emirates staff gone out of way to accomodate my seat. Even all the counters were closed. Excellent passenger service."
Pros: "Crew was bored, never smiled, obviously not Enjoying their jobs. Food was no better than any other airline, Which means it wasn’t very good. My small carry-on bag was 2 pounds overweight so they made me check it, they weigh every bag. We were looking forward to our flight because we had been told by several people that emirates Airline was special… It was not."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Crew was surly, never smiled. They all seemed very tired and intolerant of customers. Service was minimal. Food was tasteless and salty. Water was offered only once on a 14 hour flight. Aircraft was very cramped- no room to walk in the aisle without hitting the aisle seats. Overhead compartments were crammed full and it was very difficult to find space for a small bag."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They recently started charging unnecessary excess fees for overweight. I traveled from Seattle to Hyderabad via Dubai. I carried my cabin bag from Seattle with weight of 9kgs and purchased few duty free items of 2kgs(2 liquor bottles and1 dates box). They have asked me to pay $150 for excess weight. One passenger traveled from Houston with a bag of 11kgs. Items include 1 laptop documents and tablet. She didn't shop in Dubai. She was allowed in Houston but was charged $100 in Dubai for same weight."
Pros: "I liked the service but the problem is carry on bags"
Cons: "Carry on bags they're taking my small bags I don't like it they did to cargo"
Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Cons: "Tiny seats. No leg room. No storage under the seats."
Cons: "Booked an aisle seat in early April. Emirates reassigned me a middle seat, this on a 13.25 hour flight! Refused to rebook me back to original even though I showed them my original booking. Never Emirates again! Ever."
Pros: "Emirates is still the best option for travel from Seattle to South Asia. Flight time is convenient and boarding process is flawless as always,"
Cons: "In flight meal service and staff attention is not the same as a few years ago. The fees on advance seat selection is ridiculous. After spending close to two grand on a return ticket, Emirates wants me to spend another 40 bucks each way to heya seat of my choice ?"
Pros: "Crew were efficient and moved things through"
Cons: "Food could be improved as was movie selections"
Pros: "Entertainment options, boarding process"
Cons: "Food quality is still good but slightly below previous experiences"
Pros: "Food is good"
Cons: "Need Indian tea"
Pros: "Good flight attendants."
Cons: "The planes still seem dated on the interior, but entertainment system is expansive."
Pros: "As comfortable as one could hope for a long haul economy seat."
Cons: "I was expecting a ve"
Pros: "The staff was amazing, not perfect, but still very good. Even on the long leg from Seattle to Dubai after 14 hours they we're smiling, helpful and attentive."
Cons: "The only thing I could say was not up to par was the food on both flights. The long legs food got me sick, and yes I was the only one so could have just been me, and the second the "sandwich" it seems they were not even trying."
Pros: "All went fine"
Pros: "They canceled our flight because they were over booked ,we had to stay overnight , overall very unhappy with the airline , they forced us to purchase new tickets , will take legal action against the airline"
Pros: "I made it to my final destination safely"
Cons: "Not much overhead space for your bags, so we have to keep them at the bottom of our feet....i was travelling with a senior on a wheelchair and the idea of her going up and down the stairs into and out of the airplane wasnt so pleasing...the cabin crew could be easily mistaken for any other passenger becase of dress code..."
Pros: "flight was empty so everyone had the chance to experience better treatment from flight attendants."
Cons: "no complaits"
Cons: "Be sure to take your own water bottle with you on this long 14 hour flight. Both directions it seemed that the company approach to beverages was to serve as little as possible, perhaps to keep people out of the bathrooms. But the cabin air was so dry I could barely swallow at times one way drinking only what was provided, but the other way I noticed that my jet lag was greatly reduced when I carried and consumed an extra liter or two above what was provided. At one gate the security crew asked me to dump my water, but I had a small empty bottle with me that I could fill up at the spigot near the bathroom on the plane as needed."
Cons: "Was required to check my small roll aboard because I had a backpack, while other passengers were allowed to carry on multiple large items."
Pros: "Great food and entertainment options on this flight. I appreciated that the flight crew asked all passengers to close the window drapes so we could all sleep. The chairs in economy seem to lay back further than other airlines which made it more comfortable."
Cons: "i would like to be upgraded I first class (for free)! :)"
Pros: "I loved the hospitality and the attention to detail throughout the flight."
Pros: "I was ready for a tortuous 14+ hour flight since I had a center seat in the very last row... But, I was pleasantly surprised. Enjoyed tracking the trip on the entertainment center and viewing outside on the cameras."
Cons: "Navigating the entertainment system was a bit complicated and the touch screen didn't respond well to my touch."
Pros: "Good overall experience."
Pros: "Great menus, get you all excited. Variety, interesting dishes. Generous with wine and drinks."
Cons: "It's... airline food. Doesn't live up to the promise of the menu. Cooked too long ago, reheated too much, ... I understand that they have constraints, that's what you get when you want to eat in the sky. But I have eaten better food in airplanes, in economy."
Pros: "Hospitality and vegetarian food Maintaining the timings"
Cons: "Food wasn't that great. They ran out of choices"
Cons: "Complimentary varieties can be increased"
Cons: "More leg room."
Pros: "The service and I had more room in general. Comfortable."
Cons: "Although the sandwich were pretty good, I was expecting a hot meal since the itinerary said "dinner"."
Pros: "9 hr flight, well taken care of by attendants and good timing... food, beverage and amenities."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Seats comfy. Crew super nice. Food good. Great beverages. Just really wonderful."
Cons: "Less salty snack option."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Airline serves food without charging."
Cons: "Have to pay for all movies and TV shows. Too many announcements."
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: "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: "I saw the gate staff flex the rules a little bit to accommodate the family in front of me in live. Great empowering of staff to be friendly to their customers."
Pros: "These days it’s hard to get a complimentary drink and snack but not with Hawaiian, you will have snacks, a meal, and many beverages. The super friendly staff make the plane ride a very pleasant flight."
Cons: "Most of the entertainment will cost you additional money. The seats were super uncomfortable and for a long flight, that’s not good :/. I am writing this review from the tarmac where we have been sitting for the past 40 min for a gate with no ETA in sight. This is upsetting."
Pros: "Loved the full service...like in the good old days! Complimentary snacks, meals, and drinks. I would highly recommend them and will definitely use them again if I can come back to Hawaii."
Cons: "I received more updates on delay, gate changes and expected departure time from Kayak by text messages than from the airline. There were regular gate area updates. Passengers were not given any 'make-up' benefits for the 6-hour delay, like access to pay movies or discounted pay for snacks. I don't favor free booze. Even the meal was crappy, not that the crew could change loaded meals. Passengers felt like the delay was not big deal to the airline and crew."
Pros: "Crew was good and I had a comfortable flight"
Cons: "Boarding is always a mosh pit and needs to be controlled. Sandwich sucks"
Pros: "The service was awesome the people providing set service always smiling, willing to help and just awesome. Good info from the crew what might be up a head. 100% pro flight"
Pros: "Priority boarding."
Cons: "Yogurt and a piece of bread as a ‘meal’ on a 6 hour flight that ended with sitting on the tarmac for 45 min waiting for a gate?"
Cons: "We purchased tickets with assigned seats and when checking in we did not have assigned seats. Had to spend an additional $80 per seat to get an assigned seats."
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: "The seats from a comfort standpoint and the flight attendants did an ok job"
Cons: "Hawaiian Airlines Customer service from the bottom of the food chain up was the worst CD experience i have ever had. I had an issue and needed to get on of the reservations cancelled and get a voucher. I purchased 4 tickets but since one was in another persons name i had no jurisdiction over it according to them. They kept putting me on the line with different people in another country who had zero CS skills. Then they kept telling me that my reason doesn’t matter and that they had guidelines. And it was a pre written script because they all said the same thing. When the manager called me they basically made me feel an inch tall. Then when corporate (Hawaiian airlines) called me they told me the same thing. Basically held me hostage for my money and then sold my seat to someone else."
Pros: "The extra comfort seats."
Cons: "Having to pay for the extra comfort seats."
Pros: "One of the best airlines going."
Cons: "What's not to like?"
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: "The crew was friendly and patient. Really they gave us the vacation mood and the complimentary cocktail was awesome"
Cons: "The lavatory smelled a bit. There were no vegetarian option for free lunch."
Pros: "The best service ever I Hawaiian!!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The crew was extremely friendly, They were responsive to everyone's concerns and answered everyone's questions in a calm, collective way."
Cons: "We were delayed for more than an hour and a half because the de-icer broke. We were also delayed coming back because we had to make a stop in California and then we were on the run-way for more than an hour because they didn't have an open gate for us."
Pros: "It was nice having a small meal (although the chips were the best part) on the flight considering you can't get much through security and everything in the airport costs a fortune."
Cons: "For a 6 hour flight I would have enjoyed a few more movie options to keep me busy."
Pros: "Services, seats, and on time."
Cons: "Food."
Pros: "None"
Cons: "You guys showed window available, so made the purchase. but got shuffled around to bad seats when it’s time for my flight. Screw you guys!!! That is how I really feel"
Pros: "The over all experience was nice and the Hawaiian airlines personal was spot on for friendliness and help with my mom and her special needs and wheel chair assistance, it has made her first trip to Hawaii."
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: "Flight attendants were quick and polite and boarding went smoothly. Free wine with the in flight meal was also a huge plus."
Cons: "Paying for checked baggage is ridiculous and it makes getting on/off flights so much harder as people are trying to cram their whole life into carry on luggage."
Pros: "There was decent space, attentive crew, good entertainment options, and a good meal."
Pros: "Lovely people and service. Nice to have some leg room! Will fly with Alaska whenever I can!"
Pros: "The seats and space were great. The crew was amazing"
Cons: "The plane was very hot and uncomfortable. When asked to turn the a/c temperature down, it took about 20 minutes to become comfortable, but then about an hour later it started getting warm again."
Pros: "The crew was nice and respectful. They seemed happy."
Cons: "No entertainment. Non. All I got to do is watch the plane rout. This was a long flight and you would think you can get a movie or something."
Pros: "The seats felt bigger in coach than Alaska, Overhead bins seem larger too. Gave food for the longer trips. Not bad either. The crew was very friendly and looked like they enjoyed their job. Boarding was fast, and plane on time. Liked having the small screen monitor at the seat."
Cons: "Like having 24 no penalty cancellation that other airlines have. If have a full flight like having a no charge to put your carry on luggage for free into cargo."
Pros: "Friendly crew, decent lunch provided"
Cons: "No wifi or any free entertainment for a 5 hour flight. No mai tai offered when we got near Hawaii"
Pros: "Same as the other flight"
Pros: "That you fed us even if the quality was just fair."
Cons: "Cramped seating"
Pros: "The cleanliness. No chaos."
Pros: "Great service and smooth flight."
Pros: "I liked that everyone was friendly and attentive."
Cons: "The timing of the drinks.. could space it out a lil more to cover the whole flight. So like right after we have food and drinks could wait awhile before going around and doing more drinks for the last time of the flight."
Pros: "This was on of the most uncomfortable flights that I have ever been on and I fly often. The seat was like sitting on a block of cement. The entertainment was more expensive then any other airline. Overall not satisfied comfort for a flight this long."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Staff was good"
Cons: "Ear plug Jack was so worn out I couldn't watch movies."
Pros: "The crew was so nice. The atmosphere was comfortable."
Cons: "Can't really think of anything directly related to the airline itself"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats were hard"
Pros: "Best seats in the business, as seats go these days. Comfortable recline in coach without ruining the experience of the person behind you. Great attendants. Lovely Hawaiian vibe all the way through. A little island drinkie before landing. Lovely all around as flying goes these days. As far as the food, it wasn't great, but hey, who else gives you a little something to eat in the air these days!!!"
Cons: "Way cramped"
Pros: "Everything was marvelous. The staff, food, and entertainment were excellent just like on our flight with Qantas from Vancouver to Sydney."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "The crew was amazing! Its amazing the difference in overall politeness of that australian based flight crew vs a US based crew. Every need, every question, every request answered with a smile."
Pros: "quick flight. tasty snack"
Cons: "nil"
Pros: "All as expected."
Cons: "Crew could have been more pleasant."
Pros: "Crew was amazing, food delicious, seats comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "They didn’t leave my food. They took it away."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "That I was rebooked for a flight I showed up to before it took me off. Literally people that showed up after me got on the plane"
Pros: "efficient, entertainment"
Cons: "food"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "It's a pleasant experience"
Cons: "Movie selection could have been better"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Flight crew was excellent."
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized and confusing."
Pros: "Friendly, funny and personable staff. Make you feel very welcome."
Cons: "A couple of the stewards had really strong cologne."
Pros: "Flight crew is great"
Cons: "Didn’t like the the whole check in process. None of the system worked. Manual check in all the way and took so long. Not enough staff to service."
Pros: "They gave us food vouchers and snacks for our delayed flight. The choice of movies available was great. the flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "Our international flight was delayed by over 2 hours. When we called to rebook our connection flight from Brisbane to Cairns, the agent on the phone told us they were unable to help us. The online website also did not allow us to rebook. When we got to Brisbane, the only flight remaining for us was a flight 2hours later with connection. Also, the phone jack was so poor that half of the time you couldn’t hear the movie."
Cons: "Our bags were put on the wrong belt and we didn't receive them for over an hour."
Pros: "I had a nice seat."
Cons: "Staff were unattentive, nasty"
Cons: "Flight delayed no updates in lounge then was rung to ask where i was as bostding closed. Told girl on phone on way bit thete was no flight status on tv in lounge... basically didnt believe me.. rude!!"
Cons: "Really unnecessary delays."
Pros: "The staff on board were very kind."
Cons: "Being delayed 3 1/2 hours...but at least now I know the ' friends' I traveled w/aren't the people I though they were. Their American Airlines flight was on time. They arrived at LAX at 6:30 a.m. By the time I landed at 10, they were already home. Without me."
Pros: "freindly staff."
Cons: "First I wasn't told I'd be going domestic . Arrived at the airport 4:30 to catch the internation flight @7:20. Funny thing is I was the only person around. There was the changing of shifts for ground & cleaning etc. No ticket booths. Put passport in kiosk,it said basically no. Finally a ticket agent showed up. She tried my passport ,and nothing. Checked threw the computer & it said leaving out of domestic. Go down to the end of the hall, can check in there. It's Qantas alright, not open till 7:00. Start to panic a bit. Stopped someone and asked. They told me I was at the wrong terminal! Get to other, check in. Ask if I have to collect luggage and customs at LAX. No goes right threw. Wrong. Waited for cases at LAX. Have to collect & go threw customs. No cases, lost in Melbourne. Then I was ignored."
Cons: "It was just TOO COLD! I had the sniffles for four days after arriving. The reclining seat didn't have much lumbar support."
Pros: "Again, cabin crew is friendly and no last minute gate changes,"
Cons: "The food was gross, which could be a just a cultural difference in food tastes. There were no functioning USB charger ports on the return flight even though the ports were present. No wifi, which is a first. Most airlines I fly on these days always have some type of wifi. Lastly, the 'touch-screen' on the seat for entertainment barely worked. Buttons didn't work no matter how much you touched them. There was a delay and the selection of movies and tv were pathetic. I will not be flying Qantas again."
Cons: "They put me in a broken seat in business class for which I had to call a flight attendant every time I wanted to adjust it."
Pros: "the size of the aircraft and leg room in coach."
Cons: "I had ordered a special meal which was never delivered. I also don't like the weight restriction for carryon luggage. I got from the US to Australia without my luggage weighted and carried it on, but on my return to the US was told I had to check it. DO NOT like checking luggage."
Pros: "Got away on time and landed early."
Cons: "Boarding pass scanners broken - so couldn't scan from a phone. And then the boarding pass printer wasn't working properly either. Also these planes are very noisy."
Pros: "No issues, quick and friendly."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Little"
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "Clean plane and polite crew"
Cons: "Left late and food was just average"
Pros: "Flight was delayed. Entertainment, movies wasn't that great for long haul flight. They could have included more interesting movies."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Attention by cabin crew was ok. They can be more friendly and approachable. I didn't experience customer care."
Pros: "13 hours might seem long but other carriers had longer flight times. Qantas was friendly and efficient. The flight itself was smooth. The B747-400 aircraft, while old, was comfortable. I slept for most of the flight with the help of some melatonin. The entertainment selection was good. The service was good. I would happily fly Qantas again on my next Australian adventure."
Cons: "The headphone connection in my seat was wonky on both flights to and from SFO-SYD. It was the same aircraft."
Pros: "We had comfortable seats and a pleasant flight. Food was good for airline food. Plenty of water and fresh fruit available all through the flight"
Cons: "Wasn't able to complete on line check in."
Pros: "I was accommodated excellently as I required wheelchair access and ease and comfort as I was recovering from major surgery. The return seating in upper level was most appreciated . A big thanks to the cabin crew especially Oscar."
Cons: "When I originally had to call to organise seating requirements and wheelchair access, I was in hold for 1.5 hours before I spoke to someone ."
Pros: "can't think of any."
Cons: "Food - hardened rice, dried vegetables. Seat and cabin very dated, litter in the cabin uncomfortable business seat Pixelated old IFE screen"
Pros: "Service and food where good"
Cons: "The TV screen was not responsive and headphones outlet was mest up at both seats on each flight. When you plug in headphones you get only one speaker working or non at all. We couldn't injoy intertaiment consel at all."
Pros: "Best I've flown in a while."
Cons: "No Upgrades available when they had empty sets in business class. ??? Not sure why.?"
Pros: "Close to two hours delay leaving Australia"
Cons: "I was surprised that we were flying a different carrier than Emirates"
Pros: "Loved the hot chocolate and chocolate."
Cons: "No choices available for dinner and other snacks not very good."
Cons: "The flight attendant was cranky and refused to give me another bottle of water although this was a 15 hr flight. She should really retire. The flight was delayed, which extended the whole trip by several hours. The food was mediocre at best."
Pros: "the flight left on time which is always a boon, and the crew were efficient, altho i got the sense that they had done it all many times before, and they were only going thru the motions. the flight was incredibly full, so little room to move around, and leg room is a definite challenge! the bathrooms were good, they didn't smell like most airlines do! Food was generous in portion size, and there were yummy snacks also."
Cons: "the aisles in the plane were very narrow, so getting up to go to the bathroon with everyone else became a challenge! apart from the narrow aisles and the lack of leg room it was a good flight."
Pros: "Perfect flight, departure and arrival in time. Friendly team on board. Appreciate it! Thank you!"
Pros: "plane will clean and service pleasant. hot meal service on 2.5 hour fight."
Cons: "limit weight of roller carry on limited to 8 kg, though did not check weight of shoulder bags New Zealand immigration is intense with bio inspection - check that you do not have any nuts or other issues as took a long time to inspect packaged food bought at Sydney airport Prior to check-in, needed evidence of flight leaving New Zealand, not just confirm number - paper with actual ticket number"
Pros: "Was impressed with all aspects of Air Calin. Great staff - nice plan - lovely service including food."
Pros: "Appologises for the delay and the pilots attempt to make up time. The care taken during the turbulent period."
Pros: "The crew were really very good kind and could not have done more. I have crew members who are patients of mine and I know the stress they undergo and I wa actually very proud of the crew in my section of the aircraft"
Cons: "Not applicable"
Pros: "the staff were exceptional. I was in a bright area trying to sleep. I had my beanie pulled over my eyes. the staff asked if they could suspend a blanket above my head between the two seats to shield the light."
Cons: "nothing, they were wonderful, on both flights."
Cons: "Only one channel of audio was playing--made listening to Tubular Bells just plain WRONG..."
Pros: "Despite the Covid-19, l'm so happy that China Airlines is operating and safely brought us back to SFO."
Pros: "The technical aspects of the flight were fine. Boarding, the flight, and the aircraft. Very nice plane."
Cons: "The crew was not very friendly and it didn’t seem like there were enough staf for such a large plane. It took a long time to get our first meal, and the food was terrible in comparison to other flights, even other China air flights we’ve been on. We could not understand the English announcements as she was not a fluent speaker. I would probabalynavoid flying with China air again."
Pros: "Brand New a350-900. Great price"
Cons: "Food choices for westerners, more leg room."
Pros: "I had the economy XL seat and was quite comfortable"
Cons: "Other than earphone (one ear) not working, all others are good. That was the 2nd pair with the same malfunction, so I suggest changing the earphones."
Pros: "food and seat are good."
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!"
Cons: "Wish there were more English instructions spoken. It was mostly Thai and Chinese."
Cons: "They’re should prepare Muslem food because sometimes people bought tickets airplanes by online. By online can’t request Muslem food."
Pros: "They ran things efficiently and staff was cordial and helpful if asked."
Cons: "I didn't realize I was assigned middle seats for.both legs of my long 20 hour trip. It would have been nice if the person checking me in would have considered assigning me a different seat on at least one of the legs. It was fine just not amazing."
Cons: "Flight was delayed but no reason was given or announced."
Pros: "crew is OK, Seat is never comfortable for long ride."
Cons: "there is no room for improvement because of limited space."
Pros: "Excellent customer service"
Cons: "Very accommodating"
Cons: "The food could have been more tasty and warm."
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and helpful (ie, helped me with vegetarian options). Everyone was pleasant and friendly."
Cons: "More comfortable seats, needed a back rest or thicker pillows. Will opt for premium seats in the future."
Cons: "There was no provision for vegetarian food in the flight"
Pros: "Food was a solid ok!"
Cons: "They cycled heating and cooling during the flight, but the heating can be a little too much and make the air difficult to breathe and felt really stuffed and dry in the space."
Pros: "Since I had no check-in luggage on my way to Manila from Los Angeles, my medicine bag was packed in my carry-on with wheels. When, in Manila, I was forced to check-in that piece of luggage, I forgot to move my medication into my backpack which I carried with me on board. In Taipei, I asked the ground crew to retrieve my medication from my check-in carry-on. The team worked diligently and made sure that my medication was handed to me as I was one boarding the plane with the last few. I was delighted by the level of service and the fact that I was able to take my medication before the flight took off. What a difference in attitude between the Manila and Taipei ground crews. Thank you Taipei ground crew!"
Pros: "The boarding was quite efficient tho with a gate change. One flight attendant is very courteous and attentive. Co-pilot announcement is very clear."
Cons: "Food was no no. Stewardesss are quite robotic and are lack of smile, perhaps because of late flight? IFE monitor is old and dated"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Terrible experience. 3 hours on tarmac, no hotel, lost a night of sleep. Booked with United and am waiting to hear back from Kayak for my refund. Kayak did not impress me at all either, very poor communication. Still no email acknowledging the refund. Please contact me so this can be resolved and I can stop stressing. Email is best since I have another flight."
Pros: "Boarding was fast and efficient"
Cons: "Food was terrible"
Pros: "Totally filled to capacity. Am 6 ft guy broad shoulders squeezed next to another guy bigger than me. Totally cramped in middle seat. Holiday season travel. I should know better. Most challenging flight in years."
Cons: "Totally cramped in."
Pros: "We liked the service provided by the crew. The pilot was excellent, as we arrived safely."
Cons: "I wish the aircraft's seats were a bit wider. (I'm not getting bigger, but space seems to be at a premium.)"
Cons: "Frigid cold"
Pros: "Everything, the service, the food, the disposable toothbrushes & toothpaste in the bathrooms, I’ll always fly China Air going to Asia from now on, they are awesome!"
Cons: "fter serving a meal, it was 7 hours later we received any beverages. the cabin air was very dehydrating and everyone started coughing because we had been given no water. this is how people get sick and spread diseases. the plane definitely needed to consider hydration. and when they finally served us the meal, they didnt offer water rather coffee or tea and i had to ask for water and juice. the cabin temperature also fluctuated from hot to cold."
Pros: "good service from counter & attendats"
Cons: "late departure"
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."
Cons: "The lady, her name is Thi. She told so mean to me and my mom. Her service is not professional. I don't like her!!!"
Pros: "I loved the entertainment and seats!"
Cons: "Staff was polite but a bit cold. Good food but not much variety. No non meat option."
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: "The service was awesome from booking through to boarding the journey and disembarking.Would recommend to family and friends."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Lots of food and good entertainment selections, friendly"
Cons: "DelaysDid not appreciate the Delayson the flights.........."
Pros: "Nice crew, decent food"
Cons: "Very narrow seats, sitting between two mothers with crying infants"
Pros: "It really was a fine flight. The complaints are minor."
Cons: "The seat-back entertainment systems were more annoying than the usual ones. Hard to read words on the display. The drink service used quite small cups, smaller than the ones that seem to be universal otherwise, and she only filled it 2/3 of the way!"
Pros: "My seat was upgraded the first class so I received the first class service. It was excellent service and the flight was comfortable. Thank you for the great service."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Nice , good stewardes, man , woma its ok Nice pilot"
Cons: "My baggage have a lock but When i check in in honolulu my bag they dont have allowed my lock! He said its better no lock"
Pros: "Lay over too long"
Pros: "Clean plane."
Cons: "The dinner upset my stomach, leading me to get sick once I got home."
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: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "For such a short flight it was fine."
Cons: "Boarding was later and leaving the runway was late. It was a late flight already so this made it even more tiring."
Pros: "Crew changed my seat after finding out my chair was broken"
Cons: "my chair was broken and wouldn't lean back. i felt really thirsty a lot of the plane ride"
Pros: "Amazing. Cant wait to go back on this 777 airplane!"
Cons: "Flight back had a 3.5 hour delay"
Pros: "Nothing to really like was overall ok"
Cons: "Extremely small seat and seat area ,barely able to move . ( 5'8 180 lbs male )"
Pros: "It was BKK to LA. Very fast, slept most of the way. Had a great seat."
Cons: "Food could have been better"
Cons: "Something must be done about how far a person can recline their seats. I'm a '6 with long legs, the flight to Taipei was 13 hours. The guy in front of me reclined his seat all the way down. Flight crew was helpless."
Pros: "It was an older plane, no movie. The staff especialy our stewerdess Lilly was great. Tey changed the time but accomadatde us on a new flight"

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