Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to South America
|May||Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (12% more expensive on average)|
Average price (return flight)
|₹ 125,275||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal (return flight)
|₹ 993||or less|
Good deal one-way
|₹ 698||or less|
An average direct flight from India to South America takes 41h 43m, covering a distance of 15454 km. The most popular route is New Delhi - Sao Paulo with an average flight time of 23h 00m.
The cheapest ticket to South America from India found in the last 72 hours was ₹ 50,175 one-way, and ₹ 62,246 round-trip. The most popular route is New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl to Sao Paulo Guarulhos Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was ₹ 73,754.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Sao Paulo (21% of total searches to South America). The next most popular destinations are Bogotá (14%) and Buenos Aires (12%). Searches for flights to Rio de Janeiro (11%), to Santiago (11%) and to Lima (7%) are also popular.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "It was outstanding service !!!"
Cons: "More refreshments"
Pros: "The crew was polite and professional. The seat was as comfortable as it could be for economy."
Cons: "No complains. Qatar has always been my preferred airline."
Pros: "The supervisor on flight Doha to Charles de Gaulle was very helpful and knowledgeable. He explains to me th e process of how to help a person who is having a big problem to walk , Qatar Airways has a special service for person in needs of wheelchairs . Thanks a lot to that gentleman."
Pros: "Yes. Pillow cushion too firm"
Cons: "Food needs to be better. Very inconvenient schedule for flights to India from Europe."
Cons: "Delays twice which cost me lots of stress and taxi $"
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Pros: "The entertainment was excellent, the seats very confortable"
Cons: "Some of the crew members where “to green”, perhaps a bit more of experience is needed."
Pros: "Many movies (entertainment) I got front seat with leg space (comfort)"
Cons: "Some water dripped from the ceiling on flight 736 Doha to Montreal, seat 37a. I am usually hungry on long flights and would have liked more food."
Pros: "Flight was fine"
Cons: "Did not serve vegetarian food even after repeated requests"
Cons: "just did not like the baggage policy for carry on"
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."
Pros: "I like how kind and caring the staff .. how they handle people specially on take off and landing they manage to smile and brief people who are first time on plane or not familiar with the rulea and safety precautions on flight"
Cons: "Its not that i didnt like.. but i would like to have a more .. food servings and more healthy food. But the food is good.."
Cons: "Lack of crowd control at the gate during boarding. Ihad to"
Pros: "Good movies, Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Food could be better."
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: "Great service. Great food. Great entertainment."
Cons: "Space is somewhat small for a short flight and totally unbearable if you go Sao Paulo-Doha."
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: "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"
Cons: "The online check in system was down so we all had to line up to check in."
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: "Stewardess (Thai origin) - can't recall her name... Simi something or another... was very helpful... great experience!"
Pros: "Flight was on time ."
Cons: "The seating was not organized when people needed to bored. It was busy and people where rushing to get in the plane ."
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: "Over all the flight was great."
Cons: "However I feel the need to share that the lid of one of the lights fell off and hit my girlfriend on her nose while she was asleep hurting her instantly. I understand that it was an accident, but nobody takes responsibility for it."
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"
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: "The crew members are amazing."
Cons: "Ran out of meal options in both flights"
Pros: "Qatar Airlines - overall was excellent, having flown many times over the Atlantic and Pacific"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Pros: "Left on time. Great pilot and crew - very concerned about our welfare. Quick flight. Nice aircraft."
Pros: "The service was great"
Pros: "The friendliness of the crew."
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: "Very nice crew."
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."
Cons: "I miss my bag because the stuped worker. I arrived to my country without bag"
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"
Pros: "Very professional and polite crew"
Cons: "Flight attendants have limited English fluency."
Cons: "Airport arrival experience at passport control was terrible"
Cons: "All gy"
Pros: "Nice service"
Cons: "I enjoyed visit via turkey and not long flight. I felt comfort"
Pros: "The food was good. The staff very friendly."
Cons: "Leg room Food choices"
Cons: "Rude crew.. i am elite plus ..i can only imagine how they treat people with no status"
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: "Elite member flying with my wife, no preference boarding for Elite. Were assigned to different group letter No good answers Dissapointed"
Pros: "Everything was exceptional"
Pros: "Never fly again"
Pros: "Food was good. Flight was good. Crew during the flight was good"
Cons: "Service provided during the transfer at Istanbul was not good. Wheelchair assistance was not provided. Staff at Istanbul was not helpful. Directions were not clea.flight"
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!"
Cons: "some staff spoken English was not upto the mark"
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."
Pros: "The staff is awesome and made the trip comfortable. I aldo liked how quickly we boarded!"
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: "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: "How come a Business Class doesn't have sleeping masks? Unbelievable."
Cons: "In Istanbul, wheel chair facility was not provided. Wheel chair facility was there with itinerary."
Cons: "Cleanliness of the aircraft, service of the crew members"
Pros: "At least there was a good selection of movies"
Cons: "Of the frequent number of flights I've taken in the past year, this was the most unexceptional. Nothing stood out, good or bad. Food was bland, attendants were just doing their jobs and never saw one walk up and down the aisle between services to see if there were any needs or concerns."
Pros: "Great entertainment, very friendly staff, decent quality planes , good beverages"
Cons: "below average food . Particularly for health conscious people."
Cons: "Staff is mean, impolite, and inefficient."
Pros: "I love the food, the crew was very nice, great service. And wonderful entertainment. I love to fly by Turkish in the future. I enjoyed everything."
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: "Good food. I would say there is scope for improvement on wines"
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)."
Pros: "I liked the aircraft. They were fairly new and well maintained. New inflight entertainment and movies. Fairly spacious for a medium sized person."
Cons: "I feel the food could have been better."
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: "Turkish canceled my return because I had the bad luck to miss the conection flight , I had to buy another ticket in another airline and even that they fined me"
Pros: "Courteous service, good food and fine entertainment options."
Cons: "The USB charging port wasn't working."
Pros: "Seat comfortable good leg space"
Cons: "Food quality and selection of items and taste"
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."
Cons: "in a previous email we explained that by the time we arrived at the gate in Sao Paulo, the airline refused our boarding the plane and said only "we don't like Kayak". We never boarded the plane and there was a credit to our credit card, so why are you asking how our flight went?"
Pros: "When we arrived at the gate we were told they did not have us in the system and the one gate attendant told us that the airline did not like Kayak. We were then forced to stay in the airport hotel at a rate of almost $200.00 as we were unable to secure a flight on a different airline until the next day"
Pros: "Big aircraft made it a smooth flight"
Pros: "The leg room in economy class was average. Not too cramped. There were good selection of entertainment options to watch/listen."
Cons: "The care and friendliness of the staff needs improvement. The quality of the food was poor. Additionally the boarding process needs to be better organized. Property sequence and queues need to be maintained and followed through."
Cons: "Seats not comfortable for long haul, better care"
Pros: "Attention and comfort"
Pros: "Entertainment options were great crew was very friendly"
Cons: "Seat could be more comfortable"
Cons: "Boarding process could be better. They can board the end rows first and go back to the first rows. This will help with better flow with passengers not blocking the pathways."
Cons: "Flight delays were unimaginable"
Cons: "Better time management."
Pros: "Good food and crew"
Cons: "Free WiFi"
Pros: "Im stuck in London due to flight delays. I will never book with kayak again. I am so fed up with travel ticket i booked with kayak"
Pros: "I’m so grateful for all the movies"
Cons: "Flight was delayed bc of Pakistan air space so I had to take 3 planes instead of 2"
Pros: "Plane is old and dingy. No charging available and the seats are so uncomfortable. Crew was just ok."
Pros: "Air hostesses was rude in flight from India. I have notice lots of passengers couldn’t speak English and they probably thinks everyone is like that."
Cons: "Tell Air Hostess to be polite if any one asking for something it’s part of their job"
Pros: "Every thing is excillent"
Pros: "Better food ! I had food positing with the meat roll that was provided from Delhi The tv was not working"
Cons: "Food has to be better"
Pros: "The entertainment selection was diverse."
Cons: "Seats in economy were too cramped."
Pros: "Good crew unlike previous experience few months ago."
Pros: "Crew members were friendly."
Cons: "Bathrooms need freshners, many passenger, infants , kids use it. It smell not unclean ."
Pros: "All the full service airlines are pretty good in the air. But what sets apart Lufthansa is it's ground staff. On the previous occasion I had left behind my waist bag on the seat containing passports, cash and cards. Their lost and found desk retrieved it quickly, absolutely intact. On the last occasion, my mother in law, who is over 85 was taken care of very well at not only Delhi but especially at the Frankfurt airport. I must truly acknowledge young lady Jessica's efforts, in ensuring that everything was handled very caringly by her personally, for an old lady at the Frankfurt airport."
Pros: "Treated with kindness and courtesy by ground and cabin staff."
Pros: "Window seats on the upper deck have additional luggage storage bins and seem to have more leg room than seats on the main deck."
Cons: "Keep all babies in one section of the aircraft"
Pros: "Staff were efficient and friendly, constantly offering juice and water."
Cons: "Boarding could have been a lot better organized they need to do it the same way Lufthansa does in Los Angeles"
Pros: "Generally like Lufthansa service - have been flying the airline for 15 years+ Pilots are always excellent"
Cons: "Every flight (to and from India) seems to have the chicken option run out. Why not order accordingly? Had a bad seating experience. LH.com showed that I had completed the boarding process. But when I went to the counter, my seat was changed without my consent (to a worse seat), and I was told that the online process wasn't complete!! Then the website should say accordingly. It's really annoying when this happens. I think the ground crew in New Delhi duped me. At one point, my call button for my meal was ignored for ~30 minutes on the plane. And then I was told there was no more chicken, and handed a veggie wrap. One wonders whether I could have gotten chicken 30 minutes ago!"
Cons: "They made me sit next to a special needs person and did not warn me. I didn’t signup to keep helping the elderly."
Cons: "Two flights delayed then no bags when we got to Chicago- disappointing and annoying. Great to arrive with no coats in winter!"
Pros: "Great service, on time departures and arrivals, lie flat seats in business class. The planes were relatively new. Waiting lounges at Delhi and Frankfurt are well stocked with food."
Cons: "Almost nothing"
Pros: "Staff and flight were great. We were surrounded by kind of rude flyers. They complained when my husband moved the seat back. And they were just standing in the aisle most of the time. Person in front of me stretched her arms over the seat so her hands were dangling in front of me and fingers in my screen. I know we were in coach, but maybe another inch of separation would be nice for such long flights."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "I like the lufthansa Flight. The Crew was Amazing."
Cons: "I didn't like there UNITED Flight merger/connecting flight. United flights are not comfortable at all especially seat's cushion. There in-flight Touch Screens are pathetic. Either United Airlines need to upgrade there planes or Lufthansa should think of avoiding them"
Cons: "My wife has an I797 document. Lufthansa didn't recognize it and I had to book her a business class flight on Qatar airways."
Pros: "Movie choices"
Cons: "Crew was very very rude , special meals were not provided in spite of being confirmed many weeks before"
Cons: "bad business class experience, requested assistance 2 but only one came that alsoafter so much hassel will never travel or recommend"
Pros: "Courteous service."
Cons: "Food is bland, unimaginative and below par. No english news papers."
Pros: "General quality and competence."
Cons: "I find the seats in Economy rather uncomfortable (Premium Economy is way better, but too expensive for me)."
Cons: "Flight was an hour and a half late!"
Pros: "The airlines gives the best flights possible."
Pros: "Ground Staff helpful. Cockpit pilots communicated effectively. Cabin staff was courteous."
Cons: "The wait prior to takeoff. Flight departed late. The gate counters at IGIA, New Delhi were allowing some passengers to pre-board early even though the passenger was not senior citizen or handicapped, or family with children. Food from New Delhi to Frankfurt was less than optimal in taste."
Pros: "On time arrival. Excellent service. Everything is perfect. The best part are the flat which are really comfortable."
Pros: "Great services and very good food."
Pros: "Food snacks were awful."
Pros: "Very polite and helpful staff"
Cons: "Food could be better"
Pros: "I appreciated the advance boarding for families traveling with younger children. Plenty of time to settle in with the kiddos."
Cons: "This airline has little respect for its customers. In the economy/coach cabin, they squeeze the seat distances to such an extent that, when the person in front of you leans their chair back, you cannot get out of your seat at an upright angle. You have to significantly bend your body. To not loose your balance, you have to grab on to the seat in front of you and that disturbs the other passenger. If they're sleeping, they can be woken up by that. Lufthansa does not care much for its passengers. Nor do many other companies, for that matter, but I think Lufthansa is taking things further than most airlines. It is a disgrace. Their brand is not what it once was."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Flight attendants were great, entertainment system top in its class."
Cons: "wheel chair crew ignored us during boarding. my mother had to walk to the gate which was very difficult"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "changing seat assignment"
Cons: "Leg space is tight"
Pros: "Checkin was timely and the agent helpful!"
Cons: "The immigration line was way too long in New Delhi."
Pros: "The airbus seating was comfortable. It was my first time in this type of plane, and it was a great experience, even in coach class. The crew was great. I gave respects and received 10X more. Thank you Lufthansa!"
Cons: "I don't eat much on long flights so I don't have much to share, though I did feel that food quality can be better. To be fair, the same comments apply to all other airlines that I have flown, with Emirates being the exception. No big issues for me personally, though."
Pros: "Yes, Very good"
Pros: "Terrific hot breakfast in bus. class"
Cons: "Window did not darken like the others."
Cons: "Keep the temperature at a more reasonable level. Blankets + two layers of clothing was definitely not enough."
Pros: "Muslim food"
Pros: "The socks offered in business were comfortable and nice looking. The red wine was good."
Cons: "The food was just average and the seat not too comfortable"
Pros: "The crews were pretty great!"
Cons: "The regulating of the temperature."
Cons: "Information on arrival time was not correct"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Working wifi would be good. Better A/C. More comfortable seats"
Pros: "Very friendly crew and on time with no problems."
Pros: "Friendly crew, upgraded seat was worthwhile"
Cons: "More snacks in between meals,"
Cons: "KLM was not prepared to get wheel chair passenger off plane. Cost me delay of 1 hour. I will never fly KLM again."
Cons: "Boarding was very slow."
Cons: "We had 4 hour delay causing a stop over at 3am. So yeah"
Pros: "Nice aircraft"
Cons: "Unexpected refueling stop. 2 hr delay Lost connection Reached destination after 18 hr delay"
Cons: "If only there was a way to be able to lie down and sleep - you would be pioneers in aviation"
Pros: "the crew was nice"
Cons: "Seat confort on long flights, leg rooms,"
Cons: "I booked tickets via Delta, operated by KLM. They lost both of my check in bags in September, and it happened again today for the same scheduled flights. Had 4 hours of layover and KLM still wasn’t able to manage it."
Pros: "And i got it 2 days later. I had to buy a lot of items which were in my suitcase The returning of the suitcase was awfull. In tge end after many phone calls I received it On the 18/12 evening, 2 days after my landing"
Pros: "Crew was excellent -kind nice and very attentive"
Cons: "Entertainment went out mid flight. Had to be reset off 30 mins but cam back up"
Pros: "The flight was perfect! Great food,movies and I even got to sleep !"
Cons: "All was well!"
Pros: "Smooth boarding, clean seats/plane, nice small aircraft (2 rows x 2 seats each), surprisingly spacious (more legroom than expected - and I’m 6’2”)."
Cons: "About 1h30min delay without an explanation. All other planes in the terminal seemed to take off on time without a problem, without exception (aside from this flight, of course)."
Pros: "Flight crew was fine. Food was good."
Cons: "Checking in was extensive for unaccompanied minor. But gate crew was very unnattentuve and though we showed up as first in line, they did not focus, and kept saying to wait. Ultimately our son was last person on the plane."
Cons: "I can't take the flight because i'm not Chilean and I don't have a reembolse or other flight ,... nothing . Finally I take other flight with other company"
Pros: "Delayed flight but staff apologized as for safety reasons."
Cons: "Very late arrival"
Pros: "Short flight with good communication."
Cons: "Nil to complain."
Pros: "Good flights. Good prices."
Pros: "The food service was good and the flight attendants were friendly."
Cons: "The plane was very uncomfortable. The seats were small, you felt on top of the person next to you, and there was no leg room. I am a pretty small person- I can't image how uncomfortable all of the taller passengers must have been."
Cons: "Amesterdam airport employee was really rude"
Pros: "787 is a great airplane. The 3-3-3 seat configuration leaves enough seat width to be just comfortable in coach."
Cons: "No proper info regarding cancellation. Staff was unfriendly and abruptly responded to passengers."
Pros: "Professional, welcoming and very friendly crew, well-maintained aircraft, comfortable seat and good food. Keep up the good work, KLM."
Cons: "Not much to comment on here."
Pros: "Eveything is well arranged"
Pros: "Priority boarding was appreciated and the flights were on time. Service was fine. Schipol was good."
Cons: "Long stop over at Schiphol. Too Long!!!!"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "No negative"
Pros: "I was upgraded to Buisness so, no complaints"
Cons: "No Marlboro light cigarettes on the duty free shopping cart"
Pros: "The flight was delayed by 40 minutes initially then a further 20 making it an hour late. Sitting at the gate there was then suddenly a last call to board the flight and a mad rush for everyone to get on. I appreciate that delays happen but the lack of communication ragardinh altered boarding times didn't make the situation any easier"
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "Speed, crew, and reliablity."
Cons: "Food wasn't good, no entertainment or accessory plug ins, and seats were worn out! Not comfortable at all. Great leg room though."
Pros: "Friendliest economy class service I've ever encountered."
Pros: "Nice, turbulent-free flight. Food was good, service with a smile. Leg space was OK because Boeing 777s are usually better at this."
Cons: "Flight left over an hour late because of a sensor glitch. It is concerning when a technical glitch happens. But, the flight was smooth."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth and hassle free, crew were friendly and helpful, food and drinks were very good, entertainment system is awesome and up to date with latest contents, good flight overall"
Cons: "Cabin noise and air conditioning too cold, didn't sleep well"
Pros: "KLM Is an impressive flying experience. We enjoyed the comfortable seats, the in-flight entertainment, and the food. The flight attendants are top notch as well."
Cons: "The only complaint I have regarding my most recent flight was the incredibly rude service staff whom we experienced at the front counter at check-in. After a harrowing cab ride to the airport in which our driver continuously ignored my request to follow the GPS insisting that he knew faster shortcuts, we arrived 40 minutes later than intended. Additionally he dropped us off at the wrong terminal such that we finally arrived at the KLM gate an hour later than we had planned. This was especially frustrating as we are traveling with two small children and made every effort to be punctual and leave early to be sure we got there with time to spare. Not the case today. All of that I could deal with, but when we arrived at the KLM counter, and I apologized to the attendant staff member that we were late and explained that our cab driver got lost, she responded by chastising us first in Spanish and then in broken English. She made sure to make it clear to us that it was our fault and we should not blame the Argentinian cabdriver. The cabdriver was not actually Argentinian, but that is totally besides the point. I was totally taken aback to be treated so rudely as a greeting at the airline counter. My wife share the same sentiment. Nothing like this has ever happened to us before. Thank God, every single airport personnel and of course KLM staff member on board was incredibly kind and accommodating of our children subsequent to this. It saved what otherwise could've been a terrible experience."
Pros: "Even for this short flight, drinks and sandwich was provided staff were efficient and friendly"
Cons: "Terrible moslem food, too much lentil with tasteless chicken"
Pros: "There's almost no padding to them and they're very narrow. I know it's nothing new but I'll keep complaining until something changes, if ever."
Cons: "The crew was wonderful, the food was extremely good for economy cabin standards."
Pros: "Crew very efficient Food was reasonably good Good movie selection"
Cons: "Boarding at AMS was very disorganized. No row boarding for economy, just all at once Lights stay on during the flight, so difficult to sleep"
Pros: "Flight all good"
Cons: "Suitcase did not arrive and still not received."
Cons: "While dropping off my luggage, the staff confirmed that the booking made and paid for was indeed a emergency exit seat. Once on board the seat did was not an Emergency exit row."
Pros: "The seat was really comfortable and I was able to sleep the whole flight with no disturbance"
Pros: "Crew asked us if we’d like to move to an empty row to be more comfortable without us even requesting it."
Cons: "Bigger coffee cups? Really nothing to complain about. Everything I would expect from a flight. A++"
Pros: "The gentleman at the check out his name was Omar went over and above the call of duty for Customer Service me being an American he walked me through each step of using flybe via air France and paying for checking my bags and even the carry on luggage and getting me through security etc."
Pros: "Polite and friendly service"
Cons: "Not necessary to buy a business class ticket, as all the new planes have standard economy seats in the front as well."
Pros: "Crew memebers"
Pros: "Incredible staff. Super polite"
Pros: "Boarding procedures and crew were top. Wines and beverages excellent and even in super economy water was served several times"
Cons: "The food could have been much better, should consider doing everything organic. As it was, the chicken in the meal was awful, the dessert terrible. The rice in the salad hard, almost uncooked. The only good quality food was the bread and the cheese"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "In flight complimentary food and drink service could have been better."
Cons: "We had a short delay"
Pros: "Late departure, dirty, staff not friendly."
Cons: "Seat was super uncomfortable. Could not fit in my legs at all, could not recline it enough. Maybe sufficient for a one hour flight, definitely not on an intercontinental flight."
Pros: "On time, no hassle."
Cons: "Everything very good"
Cons: "Too much time spent at boarding. On luggage missing."
Pros: "The cue lines per zone are a brilliant idea!"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Seats! They were too small!"
Cons: "Check in process running smoothly and better announcement of gate change"
Cons: "Boarding at CDG was awfully slow"
Pros: "The crew was helpful and accommodating"
Cons: "The flight was delayed, missed connection, and lost baggage. Subpar."
Pros: "Intranet meant I could watch movies on my iPad"
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable"
Cons: "make passengers from Nigeria to feel respected and important. Imagine no entertainment in the aircraft in addition to a very poor food."
Cons: "They lost my luggage :("
Pros: "The flight crew on the flight was amazing. Went beyond basic needs and requirements."
Pros: "Really liked the new touch screens (with very good responsiveness). Also liked the food selection (the champagne was nice, so was the menu we were given)."
Cons: "shuttle from terminal to plane takes a long time. Flight left late"
Cons: "Departure delayed, reschedules and then cancelled without any direct notification to us with 2 first class tickets !! If we didn’t have Kayak we would be sitting in the airport !,,"
Cons: "Not much legroom."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice"
Cons: "Didn’t have the meal I ordered Got in 30 min early but no gate for us. We waited over 80min on tarmac to deplane I paid extra for an exit seat but there was no indication when I did that there would be walls for armrests and that made it very uncomfortable for me"
Cons: "Everything. The crew seemed to skip over me and my husband multiple times. So we sat there with garbage the whole flight. My entertainment was broken and they had no solution but giving me $30 to use at the duty free shop the same day as the flighty. I paid extra for premium seating in an exit row and that was their idea of fair compensation. The crew ran out of vegetarian food so I didn’t eat anything but cold stale bread. The crew was non-existent most of the flight."
Pros: "Enjoyed my food, especially tasty for airplan fare!"
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Pros: "If the flight would have leave in time we would receive our luggage in time"
Cons: "Plane left more than 40 minutes late with no explanation or apology."
Pros: "That flight have been short"
Cons: "Fly attendants have been in hurry when they served snack"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and the plane was clean and comfortable"
Cons: "Worse food I ever had on a flight ( a small bowl of lentils and some bread) Movie selection was poor, although not a big deal"
Pros: "The cabin crew was very good!"
Cons: "The economy premium seats are very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "Very cramped. Poor leg room also with.metal bars under seats that further. Limited foot room. Terrible options in movies."
Cons: "Very small seats, space for nothing All the time delays and the horrible things is a lost luggage, even when there is enough time between flights."
Pros: "Although we departed late from Paris, it arrived on time to Mexico City. Most of the stewardess very professional and kind."
Cons: "Although we traveled in Business, all business cabins were full of children, tired crying, walking around. My suggestion to AIR France would be that the small cabin of business were assigned to adults only. Regarding food, some options were not available when our turn came."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and professional, fresh croissant and hot chocolate on my short flight. As many airlines charge now for any and all food items it was nice to again experience fast and efficient food and beverage service without the tedious hassle of ordering and paying. I’d gladly fly Air France again. First time, but likely not the last."
Cons: "Like all airlines , the seats could use a few more inches of space, even two would be nice."
Pros: "The crew was Nice onboard But in the AirPort No Good at all.."
Cons: "People in CDG AirPort Seen so Rude or stressfull, Well also a flight almost 3 hours with out entreteiment .. boring .."
Pros: "Priority boarding"
Cons: "Premium economy seats do not recline, only slouch. One of our 2 seats wouldn't slouch more than half way. The entertainment options are extremely sparse and the screens are 4:3 ratio, tiny, and of such poor quality that they look like laptop monitors from 1999."
Cons: "Everything. AF changed seats without authorization or notification, separating a mother from her 3 year old daughter. Their entire attitude was "nothing to be done, now board plane and leave" no compensation was offered, nothing done to remedy their mistake or rude behavior and treatment"
Cons: "We were rebooked, which understandably happens for any number of reasons. However, we were not informed or asked about our preference until our luggage was checked through! The staff especially in Chicago where we began this awful experience couldn't care less about our situation. Then AIr France lost our luggage and provided no help in locating them. We had to rely on folks who had friends working in Zagreb Airport to locate them. Air France is incompetent, insensitive and unprofessional. If you have an important trip avoid Air France - they treat you like captives not customers."
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: "Efficient check-in."
Cons: "It was raining in Prague so I can understand that luggage is going to get wet. But when we opened our luggage at least half of our clothes were wet. It would seem that the luggage sat out for quite a while prior to departure for that much soaking of clothes. Fortunately we are staying in Paris for a few days and can get our clothes dried out."
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."
Cons: "It was all good, only in comparison with Turkish airlines and etihad it is not at par."
Pros: "Boeing 777 had a lot of space. Good legroom. Timely departure and arrival, hassle free, safe trip all the way. Enjoyed the red wine; very delicious!"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline. The entertainment unit was very difficult to dislodge and raise to use (We were in the front). Movies were kind of older ones but I had reading to do so entertainment wasn't that important."
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