The staff were great with my dog(golden retriever) really helped me... Also the service overall was fantastic best journey I have experienced yet travelling to China and I have lived here 8 years so probably 100 flights
The KLM staff that were assigned to this flight were incompetent. After telling them I was flying with Etihad and I had a 30kg limit the told me to unpack my bag to reduce them to 23kg. I did this 3 times, and then at final weighing they figured out I was right and that I could board with 30kg. Morons!
I found the crowded squashed seating very uncomfortable, , the 380 from Dubai to UK was wonderful, the relaxed atmosphere was great, more leg room, and the staff were extremely pleasant, not sure I want to fly in a 777 again terribly claustrophobic .
Again, crew with poor English. We got boarded and then it turned out we would not be able to fly for at least one more hour. So we set for an extra hour in this small airplane. Why did they board us?? It was better waiting in the airport.
Flight was delayed over 2 hours. They don't announce anything on the speaker to keep you informed so we almost missed the flight altogether
The vouchers they gave us for our wait weren't offered until just before boarding so we spent cash and never used the vouchers.
The boarding area staff were extremely helpful and immediately got me on an SAS flight to Heathrow to connect to a United Airlines flight to SFO. They also rushed my suitcase directly through to United.
That I didn't get a chance to actually fly on AirBerlin!
The service and food was good. The attendants were very considerant.
There was no enforcement of the boarding line. Those who formed a single line where instructed had to wait as 2/3 of the passengers made a mad dash to push their way to the front.
Video screen, power outlet, and window shade did not work properly in my seat on this brand new Dreamliner. Very disappointing. Especially for a 14 hour flight.
The bathroom was filthy and needed to be hosed down, and there was no soap or paper towels left by halfway through the trip.
Is there enough space? No choice of meals- only fish with rice (I hate fish); drinks served ONLY during drink service time (don't bother asking for one because that's what you'll hear); no personal entertainment center (6 hour flight with no movies); and Shanghai Pudong Airport absolutely sucks. The airport has spotty Wifi, terrible restaurants with worse service, and what kind of country doesn't allow Facebook!?! Pay the extra $100-200 and avoid this airline and airport.
I wish it truly were Finnair instead of American: The seat, the legroom, the fact that you have to pay 20% more to have the same rotten seat 12 rows further up front, the food that's barely fit for human consumption, the presence of 20 year old cathode screens that can't be watched but do prevent the cabin being dark, etc.
The fact that I got home in one piece I really like.
Planes are old, small tv screens in aisles, older seats and headrests. I had requested Gluten Free meals and on the way to Amsterdam they did okay (besides the snacks). On the way back they didn't even offer me the second meal GF, I had to ask another flight attendant who went looking for it and found one.. so it was there, they just hadn't bothered to look for it. I also never understand why you wouldn't start boarding with the last rows? Is that just me? The aisles are always so crowded when the last rows walk in and there's always a line.
Two of the flights were delayed. The first delay from Bangkok to Shanghai caused that I missed my connecting flight. It was a nightmafre at Shanghai airport. I was forced to go through immigrations and customs and rechecked for the next flight. It was a poor way of handling a passenger on a misconnected flight due to the airline fault.
My husband and I flew from Chicago to Bangkok with a layover in Shanghai Pudong airport. The flight was comfortable. I enjoyed the food, and entertainment choices. The flight attendants were courteous and helpful.
No one answered any phone calls. I couldn't confirm my flight 24h before as recommended. My husband's flight was moved a day earlier leaving from Bangkok due to overbooking, so we called to have his flight upgraded but we couldn't reach anyone. We asked at the check-in counter for the airline to upgrade his flight but were told that we needed to call to do that. We did! But no one answered! The website was always down when trying to reserve seats. My husband and I were seated separately even though we checked in together on the last leg of flight from Shanghai to Bangkok and there were plenty of seats leftover that we could have been seated. The plane was not even full.
Traveled front Málaga to Los Ángeles and overall the experience was great. The crew was very polite and helpful, the seats have more room than other flights we have been in and the main course meals were very well done. The Moscow airport was very well signaled and super well taken care of. Really easy to find your way around.
The not so awesome part was that the entertainment, as in movies and so on, are only offered in English or Russian. That was it. (My daughter is writing the review for me). My English is just ok and I was pretty bored. Also, in neither flight were we offered snacks. I thought that was strange. Especially in a twelve hour transatlantic flight.
I was asked via email to come early since I had changed my travel dates and had to pay a penalty of over $100 (completely ridiculous!). The ticketing counter in Bangkok was one hr late from the time they have me, and worked leisurely slow. Looked really bad. It took 3 workers to charge me, in reality 1 person could have taken care of it. Aside from talking to me in Yen, which I know nothing about. Really clueless as to what good customer service and proficiency mean.
I can't even choose what did I like the most about this flight, I was in economy but felt like I was traveling in business...
The crew was excellent, the flight was quiet and calm, great food,..... And so on.
The attitude of the crew, not friendly, the lady next to me had to ask 3 times to get her glass of water
Very average, I was dissapointed as Emirates is the best company I flew with and Qantas does not have the same quality and service standards
Even though TXL is a small airport, it is complicated to maneuver. My connection was in the same teriminal and only two gates away, but I had to exit the gate, find a departure information board at the entrance to the airport (because there was none inside of security and had not recieved any information about a gate change via email or SMS) and then enter through security again. This was a much more complicated process than it should have been to move only two gates downward for my connection.
No entertainment on board. Unpleasant food. Terrible organization of check in procedure, the staff not capable to organize people in the queue. In Almaty airport a separate line for luggage drop off was simply missing.
When I buy a ticket through etihad website, I expect etihad service, even if it was operated by other airline. Air Serbia managed to loose my luggage on a direct flight between AD and Belgrade, and the plane was very old, without entertainment.
It was only a two hour flight, but they served breakfast. All the staff was friendly. I was still quite sleepy when the food was served and declined the meal. The flight attendant told me to tell her when I was ready to eat. I was the only non-Chinese on the plane and was provided and English-language newspaper without asking.
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