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Emirates
Overall score based on 15,497 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "Free first class upgrades!"

Pros: "I love Emirates airlines and I only registered once for diabedics food I always get it ,the service always consistent but could be better ,aiming for excellence"
Cons: "I think staff could do better ,I think Emirates should aim for excellence I think they still need more efforts to reach excellence ,for me Emirates is number one airline world wide"

Pros: "On point"
Cons: "Keep doing the good work"

Pros: "-New business class products -Good food, especially dessert -Good food selection -Good service -Great selection of entertainment -Lots of storage space"
Cons: "-Seat adjustment was faulty -Crew gave wrong meal -Was unable to connect to in-flight Wi-Fi, system unintuitive and does not allow Skysurfers members to log-in"

Pros: "Friendly cabin crew, new movies"
Cons: "Long wait after boarding before takeoff"

Cons: "Emirates sent a notice that the flight was cancelled on a flight from SF to the Maldives - with about 6 hours notice. They put me on a plane two days later. Zero interest by the airline helping. We found a flight on Turkish but paid an extra $500. Zero interest in helping. Last time sensitive ever on Emirates."

Cons: "Online Check-in didn't work properly, so we had to check in at the airport. They were understaffed and it took us over an hour to get through check in. The customer service was horrible, and we were only allowed to bring a backpack for a carry on, forcing us to check our one carry on bag. This made our two long flights uncomfortable with nothing to change into once we landed in Dubai and still had another 8 flight to Johannesburg. The flight itself was overbooked, and we then had to place our backpacks under the seats in front of us, giving us no leg room for 13 hrs."

Pros: "Professional behavior of staff and overall cleanliness."

Pros: "entertainment"
Cons: "food and luggage restrictions. Only one carry-on"

Pros: "It wasn’t a full flight."
Cons: "The crew were too busy in their own world and attention during service was poor."

Pros: "Everything was very good"

Pros: "everything was perfect i really enjoy my flight with Emirates i recommend everyone to fly with Emirates best experience ever"

Cons: "I could not pick my seat in advance. It wasn’t clear while booking that this was the case with emirates. They had fees to book a seat in advance. I could only pick my seat when online check in was allowed. It was important for me to have a good seating option on 14hr flight."

Cons: "The fact that I didn't fly due to ill health and got no refund"

Pros: "It would be useful if Emirates would allow us to reserve the adjoining seat of the 3 (on less than full flights) so that we can have the extra space."

Pros: "Entertainment offer was great. Live channels, talks, movies, etc..."
Cons: "The service... it was almost a 7 hours flight, the crew brings you your food and that's it. I needed to ask more than three times to get water, again and again, I can't understand this behaviour at all. They treat you extremely bad unless you fly business with them. I felt uncomfortable and didn't like this behaviour at all."

Pros: "Service was good"

Pros: "Everything, hands down best flights I've ever hand, I'm flying Emirates every single opportunity i get moving forward"

Pros: "Everyone was nice and attentive nice meals"

Pros: "Entertainment system is very good. The aircraft is huge and comfortable. Crew was marvelous"

Pros: "Friendly crew members. Wonderful service. Great entertainment. Excellent service all round."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Overall the experience was good! The Emirates team are thorough professionals."
Cons: "When we have connecting flights to other destinations, there should be a minimum time gap of 2 hours. We had only 1 hour and 25 minutes at Dubai to catch our India flight and our in New York started late by nearly an hour....worrying us! Though the delay was made good during the NY Dubai flight, there was no assurance from the Captain about this when we left NY....and we were doing calculations throughout the 14 hour flight!"

Pros: "I like the flight route"
Cons: "This is my fourth time booking Emirates for my route through kayak. The route is longer but I choose it for on-board Internet for work emails. Generally, they have on-board WiFi Internet, however for my return route of 21 hours both flights had no wifi which was disappointing. This is unprofessional because if you are planning on having WiFi to respond to work emails and it is not available once you are already in the air there is nothing you could do but get stuck. Never does this happen with Lufthansa, Turkish, Etihad. Disappointing."

Pros: "The ice entertainment is great, from movies to series and such a vast choice to pick from. Was the only thing that kept me going on the flight."
Cons: "For a 8 hour flight the seats are not great. I'm only 5'7" and still didn't feel I had much room for my legs. Food wasn't the best but I've never been a fan of airplane food. Had a good pick of soft drinks."

Pros: "Compared to the cattle car feeling of many airlines today, Emirates feels like gracious luxury and hospitality, and that's for economy class. I will try to fly with them as much as I can. First rate experience. Very good ticket price and a convenient non-stop route- unlike some low fares that want to add hours and hours to your travel by routing you through the home country of the airline. Great entertainment choices. Some TV functionality issues for a seatmate, but he was able to change seats. cabin crew was multinational, multilingual, and warm and professional. It reminded me of the way air travel used to be."

Pros: "Fantastic flight from start to finish lax to dubai. I was offered upgrade to business class from economy for $1000 USD which was well worth the cost as the 15 1/2 flight can be tough in economy. The a380 is smooth, much more quiet and is pressurized to lower altitude than most planes so you do get off feeling more refreshed. Service and food were good and the inflight entertainment is first class with hundreds of movies on demand."
Cons: "Took 50min after deboarding for luggage to arrive at baggage claim but I'm told that's not the usual and emirates staff were there to apologize and let us know of the unusual delay."

Pros: "Efficiency and personnel excelled in client service"

Pros: "Good food, pretty nice staff. Entertainment options were plentiful too. Seats were fine also."
Cons: "Delayed flight with little or no apology. Lots of waiting and an attitude of - this is just how it is. That's true, but information goes a long way to smooth delay situations. Emirates failed at this."

Pros: "As expected"

Pros: "Comfortable and Well cared for during the flight"
Cons: "Wheelchair help in Dubai is horrible. They need a disabled or aged person on their staff to understand our problems Too many carriage changes and unnecessary location changes. We do not need a guide to understand where to go and lead us along. We need physical help."

Cons: "I was given boarding card at Karachi airport to go to terminal B at gate 29, and at eleventh hour informed that flight was scheduled at Teeminal A at gate 11. The ground staff was not supportive at all and screamed at me on part of their own error. It was an horrible experience and I might not take Emirates flight."

Pros: "Liked the entertainment."
Cons: "Some of the crew members were rough. Bashing the passengers and missing the courteous approach. Especially the segment between Dubai to Hyderabad. No snacks available in the kitchen between meals on the long 14 hours flight segment."

Pros: "I liked the in flight entertainment, food, and decent leg room in comparison to other airlines. Also, a plus they have a good beverage selection."
Cons: "Not much I didn't like"

Pros: "Emirates is an excellent airlines. Excellent service, comfortable seats, great food, etc., etc."
Cons: "Too many crying babies."

Pros: "Foods and electronic entertainment"
Cons: "The male flight attendant accidently hit my head without apologize while I was bending down to tight my shoes."

Pros: "Great entertainment options, crew is freindly and helpful. Early Check-in was easy, fast and convenient."
Cons: "Leg space, seat cushion needs to be more- it seems claustrophobic, timings for the flight- need some as a day time flight rather then being up all night, going through the channel of air bus to the flight...."

Pros: "Large room between seats in economy such that I could sit comfortably with my rather long legs"

Pros: "The flight entertainment system and crew were top-notch."
Cons: "The off-loading from the plane after landing in Dubai was as terrible as I have experienced. It took forever to get off the train to the busses, the staff on the ground seemed very confused about who should go to which bus (much to the visible frustration of flight attendants), and once we boarded the bus, it was a half-hour trip to the airport terminal. Half an hour. Standing up, to get from the plane to the airport. We landed an A380 at the Emirates flagship airport on-time for a normally scheduled flight, and it seemed to take everyone by surprise."

Pros: "Everything was great. They have it together."

Pros: "it was nice trip with emirates, You have excellent services Thanks"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "I liked that I got the vegan meal I ordered, the seats were big and there was plenty of leg room. Lots of movie choices, smooth take off and landing"
Cons: "Entebbe airport was in chaos with renovations making check in confusing and slow"

Pros: "* Comfortable seating * Genial and efficient staff * Outstanding variety of in-flight entertainment * Price!"

Cons: "when I arrived at seoul, incheon airport, I found that one of my gulf clubs was broken. it was the fist time that the golf club broken. I was so upset"

Pros: "Air hostesses are polite, smile, respectful. Seats are wide and have space for legs (economic class, 170 cm height). Food are delicious, hot, taste for Asian persons like me and my family. Elegance with the big bird A380, very exciting."

Pros: "Tons of entertainment options and $1 wifi. Don't expect fast speed but works for just fine for email and slow browsing."
Cons: "Flight wasn't booked, so people scrambled to take over middle sections. If you weren't in middle you were somewhat in a comfort trouble."

Pros: "Food was very good."
Cons: "A little more leg space (in economy) would be great."

Pros: "A380 was comfortable with good entertainment"
Cons: "Attitude of Emirates ground staff and crew. Compare to Emirates Singapore Airpines staff are more polite and helpful."

Pros: "Best airline I have had the chance to fly with. Right up there with Virgin - this time it surpassed. Great staff, lots of room, clean, amenities (blanket, pillow, toothbrush, eye mask, earphones for the movie ), 2 quality meals + meal voucher for overlay redeemable at a variety of options."
Cons: "Response time (over an hour) on requests. I don't believe there was internet available on the second flight?"

Pros: "for long flights they should have a children's section, or at least a section where no children are allowed. We had 15 hours of non stop children, babies and infants bawling! Bummer."

Cons: "I had a 3 hour layover in Auckland before my connecting flight to Queenstown on the South Island. Quantas delays in Melbourne wiped that out forcing me to pay $500 NZD for a later flight on Air NZ. After contacting with Air NZ customer service and explaining the circumstances, they reduced it to $100 NZD. Pretty cool. Quantas basically said that since I had purchased a rock bottom priced ticket I should take a flying you know what at a rolling donut."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Vegetarian Food to be Improved."

Pros: "Pretty much self serving at the back of the plane ( like it)"
Cons: "Those seats were not comfortable; each row was too narrow, felt like a Sardine fish packed in the can. After back home, swear not fly with Qantas again."

Cons: "Absolutely hopeless baggage delivery/collection. Almost as long as the flight"

Pros: "We were treated very rudely."
Cons: "We were treated very rudely. We should’ve taken another airline"

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and attentive. The entertainment options were excellent. The food and drink options were pretty good."
Cons: "Better power options (universal plugs/power)"

Cons: "For such a long flight should have given us more water. But were responsive when asked."

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: "crew amazing seat to tight"
Cons: "wider seat"

Pros: "The crew was amazing. The food delicious snd the chairs comfortable."
Cons: "Didn’t receive my luggage."

Cons: "More leg room and softer seats would be nice."

Pros: "Same as previous answer!"

Cons: "Best flight ever all time"

Pros: "This flight had significantly less turbulence than my flight to Melbourne"
Cons: "The headphone jack to watch movies was broken so I wasn’t able to watch anything over the 14 hour flight. This was especially frustrating because I had to pay for my seat selection and I assumed all of your seats would be in working order."

Cons: "very cramped"

Pros: "Economy seats were surprisingly comfortable . As usual not enough toilets!! The boarding in Jnb was the usual security schlepp but all in all no complaints and I will certainly fly this route and use this carrier again."
Cons: "Not enough toilets on board - peolequeing forever to get a chance,really tough on the parents with children."

Pros: "Food and comfort of the seat"
Cons: "The USB charger, the whole entertainment, anything on the remote including light control and bell, stopped working! I wasn't given enough attention, i had to chase the crew a few times, it was a 14 hour flight with nothing working, miserable experience. I was offered a window seat, which i hate, without considering to give me an upgrade. I was given 5,000 Qantas points, i don't know if they can be moved to my AVIOS."

Pros: "It is always a good flight with Qantas,great staff are friendly and helpful for me and all passengers.like watching the movies,meals are good quality.You are updated with what is going on as you fly."
Cons: "A twenty minute delay on landing and was raining in Bangkok but that is ok."

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."

Cons: "The plane required the note book to view current movie but the note book has to have the app installed before take off. It was not properly draw my attention in advance via e-mail or text messages. For such a long flight, Qantas should have a better plane to server this route. Totally disappointed."

Cons: "Took forever to disembark from plane"

Pros: "The food choices were lovely, plenty of bathrooms and touch screen entertainment (albeit with an outdated feeling and clunky interface.) The skycam was the best part of the entertainment interface options, giving you an outside view of the plane at all times from a camera at the top of the plane tail. Watching the plane during its descent and landing was very cool."
Cons: "I’ve flown in tight-spaced economy seats before, but the lack of space to even bend over to reach items on the floor was extreme on this plane and unacceptable for a 15+ hour flight. It truly felt like a straightjacket. Serious acrobatics were required to reach items on the floor. The tray table would also fly down on its own, the lever holding it would slide free while I was sleeping. There was no wifi at all, not even for using the qantas apps. My fiancé flew on Virgin the week before and was able to purchase wifi and stay in touch with me for $19 for the duration of the flight. Even my flight earlier this year with Qantas on the Dreamliner lacked usable wifi, but the experience of the Dreamliner plane itself was wonderful. In addition, the usb ports on the end of the armrests weren’t working. I feel it should be part of the safety briefing to point out where the usable power points are, given how vital charged phones are these days for boarding passes, reaching loved ones and entertainment when the wifi isn’t working. I didn’t realize there was a plug for laptops/ block plugs until I asked about the USB ports not working until the last 2 hours of the flight. The location of that was somewhere few would notice or look if not explicitly told. This will be the last time I ever book with Qantas when an a380 model is involved, unless great overhauls and updates are completed. Economy should not lack basic ergonomic comforts and while I’ve spent years touting my love for Qantas, having had wonderful experiences in the past, this one fell far below what I had come to expect from the Qantas name."

Pros: "Friendly flight staff"
Cons: "Cramped conditions in economy but you get what you pay for"

Pros: "Detail and attention to peoples specific needs. Service prior to boarding and during were excellent"
Cons: "Service"

Cons: "Flight was late departing."

Pros: "on time, easy flight"
Cons: "overcharged for second bag"

Pros: "Service and attitude"
Cons: "Very long flight"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Late arrival 15 min taxi to gate 22 mins wait for bags and$23 yo get to International Terminal. Next time fly via Melbourne"

Pros: "Handling our expenses during the delay"
Cons: "Changed our seats. We were not put next to each other. Reservations did a horrible job, could not get any information from them on my booking. The rebooking procedures were handled poorly. People with connections should have been handled separately and in a different way. Some people got rescheduled on earlier flights than we were told but did not know about it so many missed their rescheduled flights."

Cons: "Really unnecessary delays."

Pros: "it was good to escape more than 3 hrs long, tiring journey to Sydney and also lesser wait period at Sydney"

Pros: "All good"

Pros: "Overall the flight was lovely. Flight crew was wonderful and I can’t say enough good things."

Pros: "Not to much turbulence"
Cons: "Mainly the lack of leg space"

Pros: "Very professional, nice crew, smooth flight. Loved the tail outside camera. Had fun watching that. Very enjoyable for such a long flight."
Cons: "Wasn’t thrilled that only salmon salad was left as a choice for dinner. Hubby can’t do salad, and I can’t do fish. Crew brought us some snacks."

Cons: "Checking process could use some improvement; LAX check-in counter staff was NOT customer oriented; got the feeling that either they hate the job and had a bad day?"

Pros: "Excellent people who made the flight very nice. Extremely personable."

Pros: "Boarding was easy. Crew is great and helpful!"
Cons: "Delay was long. Instructions on re-booking was dodgy. Luggage took for ever to come up and it caused alot of anxiety for many people. Some customers got "Express Passes" due to tight connections and some didn't. General confusion among Quantas' ground staff."

Pros: "Assistance is good."

Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hr 30 min because of catering issues. Because of that only one hot meal for 14 hr flight. Diabetic food was the worst I ever had. My prepaid seat for extra $35 AUD wasn't available. The seat was uncomfortable and the pillow was huge - I had to put it on a floor. I am surprised why Qantas is rated #9 among best airlines for 2016. I will try to avoid Qantas in the gorier."

Pros: "Our boarding & flight crew were excellent. They went above & beyond to help us through the delay that ocutred due to engine cover repairs."
Cons: "I was told LAX would have corrected flight/boarding info upon arrival. They did not. They made us wait & go through 2 lines that made us miss any connection home. The rep was inexperienced & slow. I had to spend the night in LA & had to pay someone $500 to work at my store in my stead. Ended up negative experience. ."

Cons: "I was surprised that we were flying a different carrier than Emirates"

Pros: "Everything was wonderful, the crew were all very polite and boarding went very smoothly."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Need new planes"
Cons: "Qantas didn't help at all with my missed domestic connection between LAX and ATL. Nothing."

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"

Cons: "You cannot choose and secure your seat. I was not given the seats I was assigned at the time of booking. The food on quantas is also bad. Moreover, the flight attendants left the food in front of us for nearly An hour after service. I ultimately, in order to use the bathroom, had to remove my own tray."

Pros: "I was fortunate to a e a points upgrade to 1st Class Like a dream"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Staff obliging food excellent on time all good"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "In-flight entertainment system (on-demand), on-time arrival."
Cons: "Staff at check-in incorrectly stated that we'd have to claim and re-check our bags in Sydney (for onward journey to Auckland on another Qantas flight). Created confusion for us since we've never had that situation when connecting from a domestic to an international flight in 20+ years of traveling."

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