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January

Average price (return flight)

₹ 37,894

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₹ 15,183

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Top 5 airlines flying to Istanbul

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8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 11,160 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Good crew. Nice flight. Newer equipment."
Cons: "The transfer process was a little burdensome."

Cons: "Crew on flight back to philly not as helpful"

Pros: "To long lay over"
Cons: "Direct flight from South Africa to USA"

Pros: "Yes. Pillow cushion too firm"
Cons: "Food needs to be better. Very inconvenient schedule for flights to India from Europe."

Cons: "Entertainment on the Boeing 777 suffered from access problems"

Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "The Crew were excellent, friendly, professional and attentative."
Cons: "We checked in seven and a half hours before this flight as we had just flown from Melbourne Australia to Qatar landing that same day at 0435am in the morning with this flight being delayed from 805 am to 12 noon then to find that we had been allocated the last row right at the toilets. Horrible."

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "Everything thing is fine"

Pros: "Flight was fine"
Cons: "Did not serve vegetarian food even after repeated requests"

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "Qatar airlines the service was awesome and the planes very clean"
Cons: "Seating not able to upgrade"

Pros: "qatar airways"
Cons: "serving alcohol to passengers more than once is disturbing the passengers on the side"

Cons: "too hot called groups too fast for boarding"

Pros: "On time Very convenient price compared to other airlines"

Pros: "Cabin crew service is excellent. Food is very nice. Safe travel."
Cons: "Little bit congested."

Pros: "Food and entertainment"

Cons: "USB port was not working."

Cons: "Lack of crowd control at the gate during boarding. Ihad to"

Pros: "Nothing was wow! Liked politeness of one of the airhost. She was good with good english"
Cons: "Plane wasnt clean enough specially toilet."

Pros: "Good movies, Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Food could be better."

Pros: "Food was great Seats were comfortable Everyone was super nice"

Pros: "The in flight service was good"
Cons: "The time it took to get the baggage. It took over 2 hours"

Pros: "The cabin crew and Doha airport staff are absolutely great at thinking about customer comfort. Experienced it in the Business Class lounge as well as on the flight!"
Cons: "Could add paper towels to toilets. Tissues are too soft to wash up and dry hands and face!"

Pros: "Cabin crew including the ground staff were awesome in providing best of its class customer service. Food and entertainment onboard was really good."

Pros: "childrens meals and play packages. service was good, and bathrooms were kept clean. The meals were tastey and fresh."

Pros: "Over all great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "For 14 hours flight, we were given 1 meal and 1 snack ; that seems too little for a long flight. They didn't have whiskey, only beer and wine...really... I asked the flight attendant to put my cabin luggage in the space above the seats, because I am old and could not do it myself, and he first frowned and asked why....ridiculous"

Pros: "Good attitude from staff"

Pros: "Food was better than average, blankets were soft and seats were comfortable. Good flight."

Pros: "Onboard crew"
Cons: "Boarding process. It could start on time as printed on the boarding pass. If it is by zone, the provide a few minutes between the zones and adjust time accordingly."

Cons: "Norhing really"

Pros: "Seating"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Flight. Conections"
Cons: "Change flexibility, helpfulness"

Pros: "Excellent crew and service"

Pros: "Ground Crew was friendly and did adjust my seating."
Cons: "Food quality was average. More choices needed."

Pros: "Crew is very helpful and friendly. Camecthrough with drinks at good pace. Check in very smooth"
Cons: "Food - very mediocre and felt like each meal was similar"

Pros: "Generally ok but not as good as other Middle East carriers"
Cons: "The leg room on this flight felt less generous than other carrier and the food was poor almost inedible. The aircraft (777) seemed much noiser than other aircraft I have flown on and the noise from the toilet flush could be heard 10 rows away"

Cons: "Food was below average Could have been better for elderly people.. Boarding: No wheel chair assist. asked for 2 wheel chair assist - for myself and my spouse..but got for only one.had to wait till last min at boarding where tickets where issued as no one was available..hurried in last min to security gate."

Pros: "food and courtesy of the staff"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Excellent service on all 6 legs of the itinerary. Great selection of food and wine and entertainment. Superb seating layout in business."
Cons: "Frankly nothing!"

Pros: "Boarding and Seat comfort was good"
Cons: "Food quantity in each service was not sufficient. Food quality ok. Cabin baggage limit of 15 lb/7kg per bag is awfully inadequate that renders the standard cabin baggage useless"

Pros: "Qatar Airlines - overall was excellent, having flown many times over the Atlantic and Pacific"

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Seat comfort"

Pros: "The service was great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "1- Flight from Delhi to Doha was very late, which made it chaotic for us to catch our connection at Doha 2- Entertainment choices were very limited"

Pros: "A350 is a very comfortable plane. More legroom than Emirates. Big difference for long flights."
Cons: "Service could be faster (food, etc). Entertainment system did not work on some of the seats."

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "Non"

Pros: "Quality entertainment."
Cons: "Staff did nothing about crying children for the entire flight. Food was awful."

Pros: "I loved the hospitality and the smooth comfortable flight. The plane was full but there was enough space for everyone to relax comfortably during the flight."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Make fare more competitive with other airlines."

Pros: "The seating, food, safety measures"
Cons: "You are best nothing to improve"

Pros: "Crew on airport at baggage is not helpful at Mumbai airport very poor"
Cons: "Good Guidance Proper behavior from airport crew"

Pros: "Good food and comfortable seats"
Cons: "Boarding was confused and disorganized, but that seems to be a common problem with ground staff at all Indian airports"

Pros: "Crew was a little curt in giving instructions - open that window ma’am"
Cons: "I requested the meal a little later cause I was asleep... but she said not possible. I would e been ok with a cold meal a little later cause I wasn’t feeling well. Would’ve appreciated a little understanding."

Pros: "Yes crew was good. But the seats being economy, were very congested having very less leg space."
Cons: "Can't say."

Cons: "Accommodation @ Dubai extra bonus Superb"

Cons: "No delay in boarding"

Pros: "Emirates is always amazing"
Cons: "Business Class, lol."

Cons: "You don’t need to have seats next to lavatory. The area was stinking even before the plane took off."

Pros: "No one gave me food. I pressed the button to request services, and had to wait for two hours until someone finally came and get me a drink (the flight was about 3 hours long). This was the worst flight experience that I ever had. Very bad."

Pros: "Was ok"
Cons: "Water bottle to all the passengers."

Pros: "Ladies worked hard"
Cons: "I now understand how the chicken and live stock must feel in their cages and stalls. Perhaps the CEO and management staff must be made to take the same flights in the same conditions in so called Economy class. So much greed! Hoping for the day, Air travel becomes obsolete."

Pros: "Food Staff Service Aircraft"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Shitty boarding like in all India airports"

Pros: "Ice entertainment is great"
Cons: "Food was bland, repetitive (poor choice and variety) Crew was unwelcoming. Had to ask multiple times for water, soda and also take away plates I have travelled emirates before so this flight was bad compared to previous experiences"

Pros: "The ground crew at the Bombay airport was excellent. Specifically, Saurabh, Sharmilee etc. WE really appreciate their wholehearted support for an issue that came up at the airport. Keep up the good work of ground /check in group at Emirates in Bombay."

Pros: "Everything was very good."

Pros: "We like everything, was good experience All over"

Pros: "Clean flight friendly crew but at times they ignored Some senior passengers by asking for juice and they just passed away."
Cons: "Food options could have been better such as better sandwich bread."

Cons: "Boarding announcements weren’t clear and boarding was not separated by zone."

Pros: "Good food."

Pros: "I've flown on Emirates multiple times now and I have had a great experience each time"

Pros: "Good flight and easy transfer."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing's"

Cons: "Broke my bags."

Pros: "It was a comfortable flight since I had 3 seats in my row which I ended up sleeping on."
Cons: "The food was cold and awful and it's hard to understand how can they run out of drinks barely half way through Economy during service. A couple of the cabin crew females were rude."

Cons: "Crew didn't check properly the needs of other passengers,like blankets they didn't give to other passengers including me"

Cons: "not upto the mark."

Pros: "Food nd entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "The flight crew is great, the plane is modern and the in-flight entertainment is awesome"
Cons: "Food quantities could be more. In such long haul flights, individuals line myself who do not sleep in focus tend to get hungrier."

Pros: "Every thing was ok.but not excellent"
Cons: "Specially for getting down from the plane we had to use stairs that is not good specially for senior citizens."

Cons: "Baggage collection slow still waiting"

Pros: "The boarding process was very light and smooth . There weren't many pax though."
Cons: "A small smile by the S. Korean cabin attendant whilst conducting the service would have made the flight even more pleasant."

Pros: "Very clean and comfortable. Staff very attentive."
Cons: "Many sick passengers on board."

Pros: "All was good"

Cons: "Due to visa processing delays I couldn't return back"

Pros: "The flight was on schedule with professional staff, and clean planes."
Cons: "The food was ordinary."

Pros: "It was good"

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."

Pros: "777 are pretty good"
Cons: "Screen was broken for the whole flight , after repeated calls to the flight attendants nothing was done"

Cons: "need more leg room and ability to recline"

Cons: "It seems to me that the flights to India are a little more cramped than the ones from the West to Dubai."

Pros: "The food was great. Flight attendants were nice and polite."
Cons: "Flight 123 Dubai-Istanbul was cancelled due to weather conditions in Istanbul. Emirates put us on a new flight, we were waiting in queu for 30 min, and my queu wouldn't move because of one passenger. I asked the person in charge, if it will take another 30 min, I should go to another queu (because the other two queus already finished with lines up longer. ) the guy said nothing. I was next in line and when my turn arrived, I asked for a similar seat or something at the window, he give me an angry look and give me seat 50B on EK121. That is the last seat next to the toilet. I adked him to change and give me somthing else because I have medical condition and easily get nauseau if I sit toward e end, he said, that is it ma'am. I repeated to him my request and medical conditon, he turned his face away and said next person in line! There were at least 50 more passengers booked after me and 50 more seats available, he intentioanlly gave me the seat I asked not to be given just because while standing in line I asked him, why the line up hadnt moved an inch in 30 minutes. This is a very un professional behaviour and unacceptable behaviou. I had never before had such uncomfortabel flight in my life. I had nauseau during the whole flight!"

Pros: "Normal checking process completed and waiting at gate early."
Cons: "Flight initially was said to be 1 hour late and then it was cancelled altogether. There was no information about why and what are the next steps. People were just following blindly as the group moved, finally everyone was led out of the airport after immigration cancellation, then to baggage claim where we had to collect all checked in big bags and board a bus to take us to hotel . The hotel was good but getting there with the big bags for just a few hours and then the flight was scheduled for night (12 hrs later than original schedule) They could have just held the checked in baggage with them, or arranged an alternate aircraft to arrive sooner."

Pros: "The seats were good, more reclining than Etihad, Luftansa and United airlines and a good leg space, although I'm 5'4. Food was good and plentiful."
Cons: "Cleaniness was really bad. There was a puddle of water in the washroom and even after informing the crew twice noone cleaned it."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "1. Good meal options for a vegetarian like me. 2. Courteous cabin crew"
Cons: "1. Sub-optimal boarding and delayed take-off from BOM to DBX. 2. Non-functioning entertainment kiosk from BOM to DBX"

Cons: "There was a delay in landing that resulted in missing my next flight to Dallas. I had to book another ,really expensive air ticket immediately for the next available flight myself. No assistance was provided. Incurred huge loss and inconvenience due to the delay. The staff was very inconsiderate."

Pros: "Overall the service and the food provided made for a good flight"
Cons: "My flight seat assignment was changed without my knowledge"

Cons: "Stay away from Turkish airlines. Customer service is the worst I have ever experienced"

Pros: "Due to my religious faith I had booked special meals on Turkish Airlines. ( isegnent - Turkey to Washington DC ). Not only did the crew decline having my food reservation but they forced me to have food totally against my faith. Not sure if he airlines is biased against religions"
Cons: "Hon our food reservation Provide food as initially requested Unbiased attitude."

Cons: "Crew was not helpful at all, didn’t even bother to come when asked for help"

Cons: "Vegetarian meals"

Cons: "Flight attendants have limited English fluency."

Pros: "Yas"

Cons: "Airport arrival experience at passport control was terrible"

Cons: "All gy"

Pros: "The food was good. The staff very friendly."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Seats are hard as a a rock..it was like A cattle car, no ability to check in on line, service at the counter horrible, baggage ridiculous my 30.L duffle definitely qualified for carry on but my tiny backpack (10 L) small as a purse) made the guy say check the duffel...others had huge rally bags plus back pacjs"

Cons: "Leg room Food choices"

Cons: "Rude crew.. i am elite plus ..i can only imagine how they treat people with no status"

Pros: "overall it was ok but the service between chicago-istambul and return is superb"
Cons: "Just the difference in the service between delhi-istambul and istambul-delhi is so much lower grade than the service from chicago-istambul and istambul-chicago it is a real turn off"

Pros: "Sfo-ist I would rate 5 stars, great hospitality and food. IST-SFO 3 stars, bad food, not a welcoming staff."

Pros: "The food and quality of the flight was incredible."

Cons: "You broke my suitcase"

Pros: "Excellent service. Even the food was great :-). The bathroom cream and parfume were a nice touch. Nice hot towels, Nice touch to provide a menu! Check-in was a breeze"

Pros: "Everything was exceptional"

Pros: "Friendly and accommodating crew, surprisingly great food, and nice drink options."
Cons: "AC is on initially, then it gets really hot and uncomfortable after the first meal service. i asked a CA if she could help, but the temperature didn't change. This was the pattern for all 4 flights I took recently. Everything else was great though!"

Pros: "Superb service. Good food. Organized on boarding. Not overbooked. New planes. USB available for charging devices."
Cons: "Long layover in Istanbul."

Pros: "Asked for emergency exit but was told to pay. Managed to change inside the plane."
Cons: "Turkish now joins the sad club of airlines that charges for better seats."

Cons: "We had asked for wheel chair. At Istanbul we were made to wait for almost two hours. Our boarding passes were collected by your staff, when I raised my voice, were given one wheel chair and I had to run along with the staff or we could have missed the flight. I wanted to have some grub at airport but there was no time."

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Food, service and very mean crew. Upon landing in Istanbul no guidance is provided about your next flight and nobody helps. Very crowded and small airport."

Pros: "Ayten was the perfect flight attendant. Very friendly and helpful. Outstanding."

Pros: "Staff was courteous and wore smiles..."
Cons: "The food could have been better..."

Pros: "It seems like the company and crew go above and beyond for its passengers. Even those in cabin. We still get treated like first class. That's awesome."

Cons: "Hardly any leg space"

Cons: "In Istanbul, wheel chair facility was not provided. Wheel chair facility was there with itinerary."

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Seats are a bit old."

Cons: "Cleanliness of the aircraft, service of the crew members"

Pros: "I have always enjoyed my travels on Turkish airlines. Service is superb, staff is very polite and always willing to help."
Cons: "The boarding can be better organized. It can be chaotic and disorganized."

Pros: "Traveling business class makes all the difference, as it should. Trolley service lets one see and choose a meal. Attendants were very nice and helpful. Also, the Turkish Air Lounge in Istanbul is incredible and almost worth a destination in its own right."

Pros: "Movie selections. Larger displays. Comfortable seats. FOOTREST."
Cons: "When going from US to India, food was excellent. But when traveling from India to US, the food was not good at all."

Pros: "Great entertainment, very friendly staff, decent quality planes , good beverages"
Cons: "below average food . Particularly for health conscious people."

Cons: "Pathetic vegetarian food."

Pros: "The Welcome from the crew member and Istanbul airport"
Cons: "Food, Drinks and the service from Crew."

Pros: "Good filling i"

Pros: "I had a ticket for the 7th and there was no flight on the 7th. I ultimately flew to JFK instead of IAD causing a lot of problems for me and my family that was to pick me up. Not sure I will fly Turkish Airlines again"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was above average. The in-flight crew was fine, although not particularly gracious or kind."
Cons: "Thankfully I did not have to interact with the flight crew or on-ground customer service very much, especially after my flight from San Francisco to Istanbul (which was an absolute nightmare)."

Cons: "Return flight from Delhi to Istanbul to Houston cancelled on Jan 8 2017 due to bad weather in Istanbul. Extremely poor to non-existent process in communicating and rerouting passengers. Frustrating to me and monumental time loss for business travellers like me."

Pros: "This is the shittiest airline. The flight from delhi to istanbul was canceled due to bad weatherBut their customer service is very pathetic. Their was no intimation in a proper manner. They did not try me to adjust in any of their airline. I had to book another flight at a very high price. This is really insane... i will like my entire refund of the journey..."
Cons: "This is the shittiest airline. The flight from delhi to istanbul was canceled due to bad weatherBut their customer service is very pathetic. Their was no intimation in a proper manner. They did not try me to adjust in any of their airline. I had to book another flight at a very high price. This is really insane... i will like my entire refund of the journey..."

Pros: "Courteous service, good food and fine entertainment options."
Cons: "The USB charging port wasn't working."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They changed my flight date so many times, I was unable to fly"

Cons: "Employees didnt look or act very welcoming. Very little food."

Pros: "I really appreciated the service. I asked questions that were real to me but could come across like childish and the staff took great care of me."

Pros: "Overall journey was ok"
Cons: "I am vegeterian. Food was horrible :("

Pros: "Duration of the flight is good."

Cons: "Staff on Istanbul airport is rude. They don't respond to people"

Pros: "Flight attendants have a great attitude and are very helpful. Clean interiors, nice seats."

Pros: "Good evening, this is Sarah Al-Makhlouf. I booked a ticket from your website, but it happened to me a great deal. My ticket was from Riyadh to Bahrain, but when I went to the airport, I could not get on the plane, and the reason was that the flight was going to Dubai, not to Bahrain. Is there any solution to this issue, And where is my money? I will send you the ticket in the e-mail, and at the airport they said that it is not strange on your site that the traveler falls into this problem, how can you sell tickets to a particular destination without making sure, who bears the responsibility now?"
Cons: "Good evening, this is Sarah Al-Makhlouf. I booked a ticket from your website, but it happened to me a great deal. My ticket was from Riyadh to Bahrain, but when I went to the airport, I could not get on the plane, and the reason was that the flight was going to Dubai, not to Bahrain. Is there any solution to this issue, And where is my money? I will send you the ticket in the e-mail, and at the airport they said that it is not strange on your site that the traveler falls into this problem, how can you sell tickets to a particular destination without making sure, who bears the responsibility now?"

Cons: "Pillows for everyone and warmer temperature"

Pros: "The ground staff from the help desk was helpful enough"
Cons: "I could have been rebooked a flight without having to pay for it. Who wants to lost his or her passport? It was very inconvenient and stressful for me, at least free rebooking would have ease my situation."

Pros: "Pleasant and efficient crew made a middle of the night flight (01.00 - 05.30) quite bearable! Food good too."

Pros: "New & clean aircraft"

Pros: "I' not sure which flight this relates to. I've taken economy and business class and clearly the business class is better but economy is fine. The crew were good in both classes and whilst the food in business was better I didn't have a problem in economy either."
Cons: "Check in was fine and very friendly but boarding could be better particularly in business. At Heathrow it was a bit chaotic as all classes seemed to be mixed up so it was difficult for priority passengers such as disabled to get through everyone crowded up to the desks and the same applied for business class as well. The IFE wasn't too bad but it could be better. Bahrain airport is a mess and the boarding gates seem to be more like corridors with seats in them so it's difficult again when they call for business class passengers as unless you are already at the front you have to try to work your way through. I believe the airport is being rebuilt. If so then things will probably improve. I'm not sure why there needs to be 2 security checks within a few yards of each other when transiting between flights. they don't have this problem in Doha."

Pros: "Business class was really enjoyable with a flat bed. Food was delicious and served with a smile. Crew was helpful and easy to talk to."
Cons: "Entertainment and selection of movies could be improved. The Hollywood movies did not work, others did."

Cons: "Better coordination between stewards."

Cons: "If there was no bus to the aircraft."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Food needs improvement"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Need better food"

Cons: "The flight should be on time and not late."

Pros: "On time flight Good services New aircraft"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Return flights delayed. Delay same as flight time so not great."

Pros: "Good crew , good service"
Cons: "The services could be best."

Cons: "Boarding took too long"

Cons: "Lovely new Dreamliners. Best TV screen but poor content/choice of shows. Rest good."

Pros: "All was great since the moment I got into the Airport until arrival into Lebanon... All went through extremely well."

Pros: "The plane was super new and the flight was smooth and really great. The food was yummie."
Cons: "My luggage did not arrive at the airport in Istnabul and I hope I will get it back."

Pros: "I got a business class upgrade and it was amazing!"

Pros: "Wonderful crew - flight good"
Cons: "Business customers going to Jeddah should have special counters and transport Boarding for business class should be with better treatment"

Pros: "Trip from Bangkok to Bahrain flight was so good - service perfect - crew wonderful"

Pros: "Nothing its was fast and no entertainment in board"
Cons: "Small seat"

Pros: "Service. Crew - the on board "chef" was particularly attentive."
Cons: "IFE very limited. Take a good book - or two. Old A330, but well maintained."

Pros: "New Dreamliner. Business Class very comfortable. Onboard chef very attentive."
Cons: "IFE very limited, so take a good book!"

Cons: "Delay of 4 hours as connection was gone , costumer care not answering, transfer desk very un professional, very bad management of delay . Zero infos"

Cons: "Too much money taken by the airline even though I had bought insurance"

Pros: "Ease of checking, smooth landing, Gold frequent flyer card special preference"
Cons: "The old aircraft which is almost reached its limits"

Cons: "No communication with passengers about flight delay and subsequent change. We were told the plane would wait for us, but found out they had left with half the flight being left stranded. Awesome."

Cons: "Their price and services"

Pros: "fast boarding, got the luggage quickly."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Speed of the boarding pass counters. And the price."
Cons: "The plane seats are really bad"

Pros: "Noisy and crowded"

Pros: "Seats"
Cons: "Cupboard in toilet was broken and hanging open. The food was not good"

Cons: "add phone outlet to your seat"

Pros: "I was rerouted entirely to fly with Austrian Air, and only landed 2 hours later than scheduled, which was nice."
Cons: "My Gulf Air flight from Bangkok to Paris was delayed 7 hours which would make me miss my connection to Paris in Bahrain...and they wanted to put me on a new flight that would have me layover in Bahrain for more than 18 hours, and landing in Paris 24 hours later than planned. I politely said no and asked them to find me something else, and they did--so that was good. But the suggested alternative for a 7 hour delay was absolutely ridiculous. Also, the 7 hour delay was never explained and no other flights were delayed, so I guess it was something wrong with the plane?"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "The Food Choices"

Pros: "More movies And good food Pls have working charges of iPhone on Bahrain airport"

Pros: "Nice crew and good service"

Pros: "Gap between both flights was tight.But very helpful ground crew & flight crew"
Cons: "The journey was too short to give any proper rating"

Pros: "The crew is nice and very responsive."
Cons: "The food quality is low. The available onboard entertainment is very limited."

Pros: "I tried many websites to book but my favorite is always kayak as its fast and easy and so fixable"

Cons: "The flight delayed for more than two our. I bought another ticket (one way) to manamah with Oman Air for $230. I called gulfair to refund the ticket but they asked me to contact Kayak. Please do the nessasry Regards Fahad"

Pros: "Everything went well."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Crew was loud not professional."

Pros: "كانت رحلة عادية سعرها غال جدا بالمقارنةبالخدمة المقدمة و المسافة و الزمن للرحلة"

Pros: "More selection where you can pick and choose your tv shows or movies."
Cons: "Entertainment selection was poor. Only have a few selections on board for a 10 hours fight. Need more movies. Food was okay, didn't get to choose what meal to eat."

Cons: "No selection for beverage. No tomato juice!"

Pros: "The security check was horribly handled. There was a chance for missing the flight."

Pros: "Very smooth flight and excellent service"
Cons: "Nothing"

"Always exceptional service"

Cons: "The Premium Eco seats are a catastrophe. They don't recline: the seats only slide down slightly but the upper part of your body doesn't move much. This makes for a poor experience, especially on a night flight. Except if you need the extra width, Eco has better value."

Pros: "Punctual"
Cons: "They forced me to ceck my trolley because i had a suit with me!!! And the airplane wasn’t even full. Even worst they allowed some pieces of “hand luggage” that were double the maximum allowed size"

Pros: "Crew was great but at the airport they had us weight our carry on and then made us check it for 90 euro."

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The time. The flight was late for 1 hour. I miss everything and also I get very late to our Airbnb and I was with my family and child"

Cons: "I dint like the way you guys sold me the tickets with only one bag to check in with when I went to the airport I’ve got to pay 58 pounds extra I was not happy with you guys so next time you have to tell your customers before they buy the tickets that’ it’s one bag check"

Pros: "Nice and attentive crew."
Cons: "Seats not comfortable in premier economy."

Cons: "Seats are not comfortable for long haul. Airbus 380 premier economy. Not enough reclining and leg support."

Pros: "The Delta flight service was much better than the Air France flight I took on the previous leg."

Pros: "Check in agent extremely helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Not boarding on tarmac via bus. Sandwich - tartar sauce and “chicken” - with two quarter sized pieces of meat was terrible."

Cons: "Tell me i would misst the next flight and that my beg will not go to the final airport."

Cons: "Entertainment worked sporadically"

Pros: "The comfort of the flight snd kindness of the crew."
Cons: "My connecting flight to san francisco was through Delta, which it was on a different terminal, I had to carry my luggage out of the airport in order to get to delta’s terminal - the buildings are not connected."

Pros: "Average crew. Average seat."
Cons: "They could have controlled screening babies better. They just let them scream....."

Pros: "Crew was wonderful and welcoming!"

Pros: "Entire trip was easy and comfortable."

Pros: "The new movies selection, food was very good, staff more friendly than previous flights"
Cons: "Boarding always a problem on MEA we have to wait too long in the queue"

Cons: "The flight delayed for 2xhours from Paris to Cincinnati"

Pros: "Flight was in time"

Cons: "The food was mediocre. Flying La Compagnie in the past was a much better food experience."

Pros: "Flight was delayed 4 hours with no explanation"
Cons: "Asked for wheel chair assistance and was not met in Paris. Had difficulty and barely made my flight. A gentleman who worked at airport assisted me"

Pros: "Crew was very nice and the food was excellent."

Cons: "wine selection divider between seats"

Pros: "Good food and service"

Cons: "Separated me and my wife for the whole flight! Could not accommodate us together. This reservation was made over 6 weeks ago !!!"

Pros: "Very nice stews. Food was A plus compared to US airlines AND included. Great list of movies etc."

Pros: "Great service, decent food"
Cons: "There was no WiFi on the plane"

Pros: "The staff was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "One hour delay without any information on embarking and another hour in the plane before departure"

Pros: "The free glass of red wine when the plane finally took off."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. We were told that it was just a half an hour delay by the man that was informing us of the delay and then we were then told by a woman that it was going to be over an hour. We weren’t told any specifics of why the plane was delayed, other than: “ the engineers are looking at the issue now”. We received messages saying that the flight was cancelled but then we were told to ignore that. We were told that we would have an update every 10-15 minutes but by the time we had the next update was 1 hours later, we were told that the plane will depart at 15:50- which we did. But we also sat on the plane for an extra 2 hours or maybe even more (couldn’t bare watching the time at this point) because the man that was supposed to push the plane backwards in order to reverse the plane didn’t turn up so we then had to wait for all of the other planes to take off before we could. Eventually the plane set off at 18:20 and I got in France 19:30-20:00 ish?"

Pros: "Sometimes you get surprised, with this specific flight, we had an excellent young and perfect cabin crew. Thanks, Joon!"

Pros: "The airplane have great entertainment system. The cabin crew are very nice."

Cons: "Booked assistance and got dumped at the gate 3hrs before departure, no English spoken and didn't even ask if my mum needed the bathroom or if we wanted to do some shopping. Just in a rush to get rid of us. Flying only KLM from now."

Pros: "Comfort, food and service are better than average."
Cons: "When stewardess opened overhead locker, something fell on my head."

Pros: "great seat, good food and drink, pleasant staff, efficient boarding and exit."
Cons: "no complaints"

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Hospitality of the flight attendants"
Cons: "Toilets could hv been cleaned more often"

Cons: "The air France flight was overbooked and we had been in standby until the last minute"

Pros: "The crew is great, with their typical slightly humourous and casual French attitude. Great collection of international quality movies."
Cons: "Average and disappointing sitting space. The vegan lacto-ovo meal is disappointing."

Pros: "1) USB charger and electric outlet 2) Availability of 2-across economy seats (for a price) 3) Vegetarian dinner option available and not too bad 4) Flight arrived on-time"
Cons: "1) Front seat pocket bulging with 2 extra-thick in-flight magazines 2) No on-board wifi 3) Not much seating room - very thin"

Pros: "full Meal service in coach , customer service , free wine , personal entertainment, power outlets , everything !"
Cons: "Bottom seat cushions could be a little more comfortable ."

Pros: "That it was a night flight"
Cons: "No airconditioning, no food choice, no space."

Pros: "Great food, pleasant crew."
Cons: "Comfort economy okis seats are wide, with good legroom, but did not recline and hard as a rock. Entertainment system hard to use, finding movies very tedious."

Pros: "Flight arrived safely."
Cons: "Air France offered no help rebooking missed connection at JFK due to delay of more than 2 hours in arrival."

Cons: "I was forced to rebook my 3rd leg after taking trains in the middle."

Pros: "food was good, leg room was decent for economy"
Cons: "didn't have usb charging ports in the seats on one of the flights, in flight entertainment can improve."

Cons: "The food is awful The entertainment, i.e. movie selection, is not very good and doesn't change very much. The seats are not comfortable and my chair did not recline."

Pros: "quick flight 10 min ahead schedule"

Pros: "Kind, courteous, attentive crew. Smooth flight."

Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient. Flight attendants are always very friendly and attentive on Air France flights."
Cons: "Vegetarian food choices always leave much to be desired."

Pros: "Warm and elegant service"

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