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High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (7% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

£375(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

£194or less

Good deal one-way

£71or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Birmingham to Middle East

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Emirates
Overall score based on 15,441 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Attendants and aircraft comfort was excellent"

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Yes"

Pros: "They were very supportive. Thanks."

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "There is nothing to improve. I wish other airlines can learn from them."

Cons: "Complete overhaul of all your crews and workers in different airports except the airport workers in America. They were nice and cautious. My overall experience was awful"

Pros: "Exceptional flight super comfortable"
Cons: "That i didn't receive my bucket list dream of an upgraded flight but that literally was thing that could have improved a really great flight..."

Pros: "Everything about it"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Birmingham airport departure lounges is too small to comfortably"

Pros: "Valuable reminders ! Updates regarding flights was superb."
Cons: "Nothing to say."

Pros: "Good choice of entertainment."
Cons: "Food can be improved. A little bit of innovation is needed."

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing. The video quality and sound were not great"

Cons: "Broken seat levers, out of order headphones"

Pros: "Plenty of space"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

Pros: "Movie choice"
Cons: "Noise, attitude, boardinv"

Pros: "Horrible experience!!!!"
Cons: "1. Emirates has only one piece option. With Laptop bag weighing about almost 5kgs, you are left with just 2kgs which the carry bag itself would weigh. Not sure, how Emirates is getting away with this discriminatory attitude, while rest of airlines do allow -Carry on + a personal item. 2. There is no check on the carry-on weight at SFO airport. While in DXB, they entice customer to buy all duty free and then when it comes to boarding, you will be 'shocked'. No more than 10kg allowed. 3. You will be directed to read instructions before boarding. Then the corruption deal starts...read point 4 4. The man will say, remove anything in excess of 10kg or pay extra luggage, knowing very well, that people buy duty free at DXB. 5. Once you start negotiating, then the deal-making starts... 6. I managed it. More on Facebook review..."

Pros: "Perfect"

Pros: "The staff was excellent"
Cons: "The wet bun for a snack was terrible."

Cons: "Being late and have 24 layover at Dubai . Am still at dubai"

Cons: "Emirates chairs couldn't decline recline"

Pros: "Made to sit for 5 hours on the plane with one tiny glass of orange juice to last 5 hours."
Cons: "Organisation was shocking, staff were rude and unwilling to help."

Pros: "Entertainment"

Pros: "Entertainment system really good - great choice and great screen sizel"
Cons: "Lack of choice on main meal"

Pros: "Nice travel from Dallas to Dubai and I am happy."

Cons: "Caused my bags to miss my connection to Mumbai. Very inconvenient."

Cons: "Hard sandwhich"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "food, comfort, entertainment, staff - very good all round"
Cons: "toilets could have been a bit cleaner"

Pros: "Check-in counter associate was very rude and the wait was too long"
Cons: "The wait and the treatment without any greetings or respect"

Cons: "Check in an hour early!"

Pros: "Great experience"

Pros: "The 380 is a great plane, the quiet and comfort."

Pros: "Big screen"
Cons: "I and my friend booked together but we had to sit separate. All round trip. What the hell?"

Pros: "Satisfactory in all respect"

Cons: "When we landed we had to take the bus"

Cons: "The fact that I can only carry 30 kg and also that it is very expensive to add extra luggage."

Cons: "they are delay 2 hours"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "So many anoucements that you can't get through any movie!"

Pros: "Good space"
Cons: "It's unfortunate that when you order a special meal you dont get your drinks until after you have eaten your meal. and if you end up waiting then you end up having a cold meal. It would be great if this could be changed"

Cons: "The temperature was set too high"

Pros: "Lovely aircraft loads of space"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Late boarding 20 mins"

Pros: "Excellent all the way."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "staff were organized and prompt"

Pros: "Everything emirates"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "When I went to the airport, the attendant at the check-in counter informed me that my reservation was cancelled and I had to purchase a new ticket."

Cons: "Better choice of movies and classical music"

Pros: "comfortable seating, friendly helpful crew, good food"
Cons: "sometimes too cold sometimes too warm"

Pros: "Muy confortable, la amabilidad de los tripulantes"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Could've been on time"

Pros: "Crew, food, boarding, service"
Cons: "Very tight seats. Not enough of leg room"

Cons: "We were happy with everthing"

Cons: "Legspace in economy class was probably good back in 1975, but in 2019 not acceptable anymore"

Pros: "Everything!"

Pros: "Cabin cleanliness isgood"
Cons: "Food is bad"

Cons: "Pleasant overall experience"

Pros: "i ordered and paid for business class but the return flight from israel had no business class Had a miserable flighIshould be refunded"

Cons: "Despite listing items desired for breakfast per seat assignment, flight attendant still got it wrong."

Pros: "Crew very courteous as usual"
Cons: "Lately all Swiss flights I have taken are late. This last one was 1 hour late. No more sandwich is offered, or even chips or peanuts. The only drink available for free was a glass of water! Not even a small bottle!! Bye bye Swiss service!"

Pros: "I slept with the jazz music...didn't hear a baby that was crying the whole flight..."

Pros: "Flights attendant proficinal , food was great , first time experience ice cream on airplane served. Seats are comfy and wide , much space between seats compare with other airlines."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Missed this flight because the first one was late"

Cons: "Worst travel experience ever and I’ve traveled the world. Red eye flight delayed for 3 hours. Missed connection flight with not a lot of options. Waited for another 3 hours to get rebooked and have to stay at Zurich overnight and only to find our checked luggage is no where to be seen. First and LAST time we fly Swiss Air!!!"

Pros: "On time and good service!"

Pros: "Four economy short-hauls in two days: That extra tad legroom (A321, A320, CS100) Planes are very clean Good quality snacks Great staff"

Cons: "Space for legs seems to become smaller and smaller. In EL AL (flight back) space was wider."

Pros: "I am a frequent flyer with swiss airline. Amazing crew, boarding, taking off and landing is on time if not a little earlier. However, I was quite disappointed with the enertainment package and food."
Cons: "I am a frequent flyer with swiss airline. Amazing crew, boarding, taking off and landing is on time if not a little earlier. However, I was quite disappointed with the enertainment package and food."

Pros: "The attention to Detail during the entire flight. Sure beats the US flights!"

Pros: "The flight left on time and arrived a bit early."
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Crew was great. Flight kept time. Safe trip. Thank you."
Cons: "The on board duty free did not have ample change, so I had to forfeit $3 in change.. On top of that they secrectly charged $10 extra on my card after my flight! I already got the ticket and paid extra luggage- what is the extra charge for?? The lady at extra luggage tried to overcharge me as well! Had to refer her to your website! I need this excess charges reversed. I demand an explanation!"

Cons: "I bought economy class ticket! (I have a printout ticket as proof!) When I went to the airport i had a VERY UNPLEASANT surprise. I had a 23kg bag. Bording stuart said that my ticket is ECO LIGHT class and I don't have the right to any baggage. Worst thing of all was that the reason of my trip to Paris was my sister's graduation and half of the baggage was my formal wear and other half were presents for my sister! Your lack of transparency ruined one in lifetime special event- MY SISTER'S GRADUATION. I am very glad that you asked me for my opinion because I am using my free time to demand full refund, even tough the damage is much bigger than the cost of the ticket and it's irreplaceable."

Pros: "Swiss is always a tad nicer than the alternatives"

Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Seats, food , entertainment."

Pros: "-Comfortable Leather seats -Snacks were delicious -Legroom (6 foot person here) -Kind Staff"
Cons: "-That I can't always fly Swiss"

Pros: "Best airline I have ever flown"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The price, the timing, friendly yet professional staff & crew"
Cons: "Seats are way too close together for comfort."

Pros: "I liked the service, the food, the entertainement, the super kind personel, would only fly with them :) Thank you!"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"

Cons: "Too narrow seats."

Cons: "Have to take a bus to the plane for boarding. Terrible cold sandwich wrapped in a partly open loose paper bag wrap. Short flight I realize, but that was bad, especially in business class."

Pros: "Punctuality, efficiency and courteous and prompt service. Zurich is a wonderful airport to connect through."
Cons: "Only that WiFi is too expensive!!"

Pros: "One on the plane service and food were very good. In flight movies limited in number of choices"
Cons: "Flight delayed over an hour because they couldn't fuel the plane and had to wait for trucks. Did not update the board at the gate with boarding times and people waited on long lines unnecessarily because they did not update the boarding times. Very frustrating."

Pros: "Even though the flight felt like forever, the cabin crew did such a wonderful job at making us all feel comfortable. The food selection was great and the fact that the staff was approachable was also a great plus. Will definitely fly again using Swiss air. Thank you"

Pros: "Its on time"
Cons: "They trick u, from one way the take ur carry on when u come back they say u have to pay for it. The person that were giving me boarding pass she was very mean she asked a guy the guy was tottaly stupid he was acting like he is the owner of swiss airline"

Pros: "Just a comment that the flight is short and I understand that the company does not provide any food except for chicolate"

Pros: "I cannot check in online for us flights so I need to get my seat at the check in. I am flying with swiss every month between Zürich and New York but a lot of Ines I get a shitty seat even if I am silver status As a frequent flyer I expect a priority handling which is not the case . No upgrade poaaibility due to wrong booking class (even if flights are very expensive) if this continues to go that way I will change airline alliance This is more a miles and more issue but it is really annoying me in a way that I really consider changin"

Pros: "Flight attendants not friendly, constantly bumped me and never excused themselves. Food not so good and temperature too hot this flight. I was constantly putting on and taking off my jacket. Movie selection seems to be going downhill also. All that being said, I'm grateful for every safe landing."

Pros: "This was my first time flying on Swiss Air. Beautiful aircraft and a very friendly crew. Food was good and our flight was on time. Lots of options for in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "The boarding process was not ideal. This was our first time in the Zurich airport and we were not aware of the passport check at the gate. There were no signs and several passengers tried to board without the stamp only to be sent to the passport check line. Very frustrating. Also, there was no organization so everyone just rushed forward when boarding was called. They should consider boarding by rows to make it a more orderly process. Finally, there was no leg room at all. I realize airlines are trying to squeeze every passenger in that they can, but this was ridiculous. I'm 5'11" and my knees were pinned against the seat in front of me."

Cons: "our flight attendant was impatient and bossy two days after the flight my husband had to be taken to the emergency room - diagnosed with pulmonary embolism SWISS MUST DO A WAY BETTER JOB CALLING ATTENTION TO REGULAR EXERCISE ON THE PLANE!!"

Pros: "The best in flight service. I've taken Swiss air multiple times from Zurich to LA and I will never take another airline. The food is great, plenty of snacks and drinks. Great entertainment and the cabin crew treats you very well."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "My flight was pleasant"

Cons: "They lost my bag and after 24 hours, still no word on whether it's been located."

Cons: "Terrible service. Crew was unfriendly and unhelpful. There seems to be an element of arrogance when flying with this airlines."

Pros: "Aircraft was clean and spacious with ample leg room."
Cons: "Food was mediocre. Timing of delivery could have been better balanced."

Cons: "The flight was delayed that made the connection very tough."

Pros: "Crew great"
Cons: "Impossible to work on laptop with front seat in recline"

Pros: "- direct flight"
Cons: "- terrible seats/entertainment - terrible food - terrible service in general and unfriendly with any requests"

Pros: "amazing"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "The TV wasn't working and the crew I asked for help didn't do anything about it"

Pros: "Full seasons of resurrection ertugrul would be appreciated. The flight really wouldn’t have felt so long"

Pros: "MUCH SPACE WITH ALMOST EMPTY AIRCRAFT ."
Cons: "---"

Cons: "Delay of 1 hour, waited on the plain extra hour."

Pros: "Good food, new movies and good leg space"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by an hour, luckily managed to make my connecting flight"

Cons: "At boarding they went in two stages. First stage they called people to board by category first people that needed more time then families with small children etc. HOWEVER, the put all of us in an intermediate room and the door to the gate was closed. They passed everyone so when the gate door opened everyone were trying to get to the gate and there was no order. That was stupid to say the least. Turkish could have waited the couple of minutes needed to get the gate open!!! and save the hassle!"

Pros: "Nirmal"
Cons: "Ok"

Cons: "No AC"

Cons: "Movies didn't work well"

Pros: "The landing."
Cons: "My special meal had been canceled."

Pros: "Everything."

Pros: "Everything perfect . Departure /arriving / check in / transfer lenth ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Must tell custom officials not to yell out "Lady come here". Boarding took way too long. Flifgt was delayed with no explanation or information."

Cons: "Boarding problems"

Pros: "Big plane"
Cons: "Boarding process was a zoo. Notificationso on loud speaker every 5 minutes waking you up"

Cons: "The flight from LAX was delayed which can happen but they were so dysfunctional in Istanbul that we not only missed the original connecting flight to Tel Aviv but the next two subsequent ones as well. They sent us from one end of the airport to the other and made us wait in 4 different lines before sending us to the next one. Our baggage arrived opened and taped closed and had been rifled through. My 90 year old mother almost collapsed because wheelchairs in LAX and in Istanbul never arrived."

Cons: "Delay 1 hour!"

Pros: "Same as above"

Pros: "Start from online checking, baggage dropped and boarding flight is a hidden tradition of high class hospitality experience. My first time ever to use Turkish airlines succeeded my expectations. food is great, the onboard seat is comfortable and the crews they're wonderful."
Cons: "Quietness and simplicity looks of high quality of crews presentation is a high class professional experience."

Pros: "The quality of their team"

Pros: "Plenty of room Nice multimedia screens"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Crew was ok"

Pros: "Short"

Pros: "It was so hot. A nightmare ! I Asked again and to turn it on. They did for few minutes at a time. Very upsetting"
Cons: "It was so hot. A nightmare ! I Asked again and to turn it on. They did for few minutes at a time. Very upsetting"

Pros: "A light meal."
Cons: "Very crowded -- good for the company. Delay in taking off."

Cons: "The delay"

Cons: "I have bought two sides ticket from Turkish Airlines. And i miss my first flight, when i came to airport for return flight Turkish Airlines cancel my return flight whitout update by email or massage by phon!!"

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "Great"

Cons: "great delay without explanations"

Pros: "The Crew!!!"

Cons: "to hot, very hot!!!"

Cons: "ذهبت لتاجيل موعد الطياره بنفس يوم السفر فقالوا لي يجب دفع غرامه 154 دولار سالت الموظفه كم التذكره الجديده قالت 130 دولار قلت لها على النت 105 دولار قالت صحيح ذهبت وشريت تذكره عوده جديده عن النت بعد ان سرت 4 ساعات الى المطار ذهابا وايابا لتغير الطائره"

Cons: "The company lost my baggage"

Pros: "Quick and nice"

Pros: "To small area for passengers after security before boarding"

Pros: "comfort"

Pros: "The crew on the flight were very nice"
Cons: "As our first flight got delayed, me and 28 other pallengers flying to israel told the airline agents that we would miss our connection flightfrom turkey to israel. The supervisor assured us that we have nothing to worry about, as the second plane would wait as we are many passengers.however when we landed in turkey the connection flight had already left without us. When trying to speak to turkish airline representatives about getting a new flight, they were super UNhelpful, we waited in very long lines and were required so go to a few different parts of the airport to get a new ticket, a process that was not friendly at all and very frustrating. After about 2 hours of waiting on lines, i got a flight that required me to wait 7 hours in the airport and measley voucher for a very small fast food meal. When i asked to be admitted to the lounge (as i waited 7 hours in the airport due to the airlines mistake), they did not agree to grant me access. When i asked to at least get the wifi code from the lounge so i can tell my familly that i am stuck on turkey, this was also rejected. While waiting in the airport, i spoke to many other people on other flights who had been stuck in the airport under very simillar circumstances, some even worse than mine. I also have many friends who have experiences simillar experiences with turkish airlines. If you are looking for a reliable flight, that will get you to your destination on time and will help you out when a problem occurs, Turkish airlines is deffinetelly NOT the flight for you. I personally will never fly with them again after the way i was treated."

Pros: "Aside from the crew and their patience, nothing"
Cons: "Everything aside from the crew"

Cons: "Most concerning aspect is security. Very unlikely that I will choose Turkish airlines in the future"

Pros: "You can easily trust Turkish Air to get you there on time and in relevant comfort. The staff are very nice and accommodating."
Cons: "The plane was a bit more cramped than for example, Singapore air. I also thought the boarding could be improved significantly by calling groups. Even though it was a small flight, the boarding was a bit of mayhem due to the fact that we had to shuttle to the plane."

Pros: "Great!"

Pros: "Excellent and cooperative staff. It was a smooth flight."

Pros: "The service, food, efficiency"
Cons: "It seemed that the handling and leaving the plane took very long, probably due to airport services"

Cons: "Checked bag got ruined, servie was terrible"

Cons: "There e was NO Turkish air representative on the ground upon arrival. We needed a wheel chair the it was not arranged."

Pros: "Once on board flihht was fine."
Cons: "Had to board from tarmac up plane steps in the rain. Everyone got soaking wet. They should have some covering. Also some of my clothes in my suitcase arrived damp."

Pros: "EVERYTHING"

Pros: "Kind. Generous. Competent. Relaxed. Thank you."

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Crew was brilliant"

Pros: "crew attentive the plane is very clean"

Cons: "No WiFi despite paying. No Kosher food despite ordering."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Food was great and the crew were helpful."
Cons: "Seat could have been comfier!"

Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "Seats, entertainment, crew attitude"

Pros: "Seat was OK"
Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Captain explained situation in person"
Cons: "Plane was 90 minutes. Airport was overcrowded and dirty. Issues were due to airport and air traffic control"

Pros: "Great staff and food"
Cons: "Comfort was not great and no entertainment options whatsoever"

Pros: "Crew did their best to make us happy."
Cons: "I felt duped by Lufthansa by the so called business class, where my legs barely fit, there was no entertainment, and there was no real difference at all from economy except for not having a person in the middle seat. It was equivalent to economy plus at best, but charged at business rate."

Pros: "The staff upon checking in were very polite and courteous."
Cons: "It took a while for the staff to open up the boarding gate . Upon boarding I was given a sandwich which contained eggs."

Pros: "Service leg room and service with a smile"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Same crew. Really nice flight smooth and professional"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Had a connecting flight, both were with Lufthansa. There was an hour between the two flights. We went straight to security and immediately to the boarding gate but they had closed the gate and would not let us board, even though there was 15 minutes before the flight was due to leave. We were refused a refund and had to move flights to another airport 2 hours away and then had a 5 hour delay. We lost our car reservation as we would arrive too late to collect, we also couldn't check in to our hotel as planned as the hotel only allow check in until 11pm; we would have got there at 1am, so then had to book another hotel for the night. Airport staff at Lufthansa told us they could not help and told us to go away!"

Cons: "Flight got cancelled."

Pros: "Crew was ok. Had to manage difficult passengers."
Cons: "No entertainment. Average food. Little space for legs."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Attitude of staff very poor at a request for a drink of water"

Cons: "Boarding from terminal f sucks"

Pros: "Everything as expected."

Pros: "Friendly staff amazing boarding experience"
Cons: "No vegetarian options for food"

Pros: "Punctuality, rapid boarding, nice to still have free snacks (choice of sandwich and full range of drunks)"
Cons: "Nothing to dislike"

Cons: "I never made it. See reasons above. feel free to check into the letter I wrote your customer service. Terrible"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Check in 2x and security 2x Then rushing about"

Pros: "Crew was nice. Lufthansa crew is usually good, so no complaints."
Cons: "Even the crew said that the plane was too crowded, and that they should have used a larger plane for such a full flight.There was no entertainment on the plane, unless you provided your own device. My flight from Chicago to Frankfurt was on a very large plane so I have no complaints, but, the plane chosen from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv was much smaller, and packed to the gills, with passengers, and luggage, and crew. The crew themselves remarked that the type of plane used for this flight was inappropriate."

Pros: "Friendliness of staff Efficiency"
Cons: "Overall a very good service and no complaints but if In House entertainment was provided it would enhance the experience."

Pros: "Online check in worked well through app."
Cons: "If you leave something on the plane, don't expect for it to be handed in. My iPad disappeared on the flight. The woman at the boarding gate in Bham kept shouting at everyone, she was really rude, both flights were late taking off."

Pros: "The short transist time in Frankfurt"

Cons: "We had to fly to mun because it was delay from florence"

Pros: "Staff were polite Comfort ok Food was basic No entertainment."

Cons: "No Entertainnment , no space , very small airplan"

Pros: "Please continue to use newer, updated places."

Cons: "Everything.UEverything.United is suck"

Pros: "The flight was punctual and smooth, maun concern!"
Cons: "no tv, no papers, food soso"

Cons: "Being put in a distanced place for boarding"

Cons: "the crew was horrible and rude"

Cons: "the food was not kosher chicken with milk at the first flight the past was owerfull"

Pros: "Stressed out crew. No pillows."

Pros: "Very nice"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "An hour late"

Pros: "Great planes."
Cons: "Flight attendants didn't want to help me find space for my bag. There were many small pockets so I asked them to help arrange so we could fit my bags. Without even looking they said there's no room. 'I can't do that' is what I was told. So who can?? (Maybe she was a transfer from united)"

Pros: "I like the service and food. 45"
Cons: "I like food and service and they had things that make it different. 48.."

Cons: "the seat"

Pros: "all was perfect and helping"
Cons: "nothing all are fantastic"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "Overall experience - will not recommend this company and will suggest another company"

Pros: "Lufthansa delivers always a great service. Good timing, schedule and service!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "We often fly on Lufthansa and highly recommend it!"
Cons: "There was no movie..."

Cons: "The same as above"

Cons: "The business class is not really a business class, and the chairs are not comfortable. Moreover, there was no entertainment. During the boarding there was no distinction between Business and Economy class. There should be an opportunity for business class to board at any time."

Cons: "the seat. not suitable for a business category"

Pros: "Very nice crew"
Cons: "Boarding and take off was late, probably the fault of destination airport"

Cons: "Allow business passenger to use front bathroom."

Pros: "Services is good ."
Cons: "Food can be better"

Pros: "Staff were professional and polite."
Cons: "Despite zone boarding, boarding and disembarkation were very slow. Passengers like me with flight connections were very anxious regarding missing these."

Cons: "Time"

Pros: "Flight and the crew!"
Cons: "Staff at the airport pushing you to upgrade to first class but not making it clear only the first trip from Athens to Amsterdam which the first class uses same uncomfortable seats as the economy to pay extra 130 euros ridiculous airfrance stuff! I should have flown all the way to NYC first class!!!"

Cons: "The plane is so old..,"

Cons: "Boarding was chaotic & therefore delayed take off a little Receiving luggage was slow -@ 35 minutes from landing to luggage claim, so actual arrival was considerably later for those meeting me"

Pros: "Seats were super comfortable, bigger than most planes with extra leg room. Food was excellent and fresh, amazing Dutch cheese sampler was divine. No nonsense staff who had all connecting flight info on hand when we arrived in Abu Dhabi. KLM staff were friendly and efficient. Fabulous airline."

Pros: "Crew was great and helpful despite oversight in my special meal."
Cons: "Special meal request was overlook. I did not mind so much as eating less does some good! It is human to err!"

Pros: "Slow service."
Cons: "Better communication!"

Cons: "They left my bag off the plane. Ridiculous."

Pros: "Everything was smooth and effortless."
Cons: "Can’t think of anything."

Pros: "Awful"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "The crew was great but the seat wasn't as comfortable and didn't have much leg room."

Pros: "Nice aircraft"
Cons: "Unexpected refueling stop. 2 hr delay Lost connection Reached destination after 18 hr delay"

Pros: "well mannered and attentive crew - good supply of complimentary food/drink - good over all comfort"
Cons: "boarding was running very far behind - considering this is mainly a hub operations carrier - resulted in several passengers missing their connecting flights -"

Cons: "Lost all our bags so couldn’t ski"

Pros: "Best airline in the business quick efficient and outstanding service What else can you say"

Pros: "The flight started with a visit in the recently renovated KLM crown lounge in Amsterdam airport. I liked the various seating options and of course the upstairs bar. The service on board was attentive and efficient, the food options I really liked (especially the Chinese dish) but also the little touches like the nuts & gouda cheese which were served in small porcelain bowls. The seat itself was very comfortable when sitting and the structure gives a lot of privacy. However for couples or friends travelling it's a bit cumbersome to have a conversation even when sitting in seats next to each other. Overall my expectations were fulfilled."
Cons: "This seat is not ideal for sleeping for taller persons (I'm 185cm tall) as the space to put the feet is very narrow and it's uncomfortable when lying on the back (as one cannot put them in the natural resting position). Cabin temperature could have been a bit lower for my taste. Crew needs better training with regards to transfer procedure in Chengdu."

Pros: "Good comfortable seat with extra leg room. Pleasant crew."

Pros: "Gaps between seats are very narrow."
Cons: "when serving drinks, cabin crew limited to serve liquor only once and it was poor service."

Pros: "Excellent service. A meal , drink and a coffee included which we were not expecting."

Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "So many people on a 747!!"

Pros: "The seats seemed to have more space on this plane which was nice."
Cons: "It felt strange that the crew members completely skipped over me when serving lunch and drinks. At least something as basic as water should be given to all passengers."

Pros: "I enjoyed the attention to detail and comfort. Helped to make the flight easier to handle."

Pros: "Flight was delayed for 15 min resulting in passengers rushing to make their connecting flights.but staff kept passengers informed."
Cons: "Flight departing late."

Pros: "The time keeping was very good. We left on time and arrived early on both occasion. Good organisation. Excellent service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: ".Very much on time with pleasant service."
Cons: "Can nit find much fault fir a short run!"

Pros: "The staff was very helpful and professional. Promp response to calling for attention."
Cons: "Wish there was better lumbar support for the seats. The food could be a bit more exciting with simple addition of lime pickles. Overall can not complain for economy standard!"

Pros: "Crew were friendly. Flight was comforyable smooth and on time. Nice snack."

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: "I don’t like the limited choice of drinks on these short KLM flights."

Pros: "Cabin Crew was awesome."
Cons: "Entertainment System was not working and no Non-veg food option in flight."

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: "newer plane, good staff"
Cons: "need better and more food options, more often"

Cons: "That I was forced to check my baggage. I never received a chain ticket for my luggage. The flight has a 32 hour layover and KLM lost my luggage and it was not found until a week after my arrival back home. I still have not received my bag at this time. The boarding crew was manually tracking who boarded and who didn't. It was a cluster."

Pros: "Timing & efficiency. Good food though only a sandwich."
Cons: "Nothing. Could say there was no entertainment but I didn't want entertainment on such a short flight"

Cons: "Departure 40 mins late. I took this flight 2 weeks ago and it was also delayed."

Pros: "The cabin crew, the flight and communication and the cleanliness of the plane."
Cons: "It was really unclear which desk to use at Birmingham airport to check in. It was extremely stressful for a first time flier as I had no idea what to do - the desk location wasn't marked clearly and when no staff were there it wasn't clear that the desk was open."

Cons: "KLM had bumped us to a later flight for no reason and again we had to call with a long wait to get our original connection restored, However, we did not get boarding passes during checking in Europe and thus had to go outside security in Detroit to the main check-in gate and wait 30 minutes to get the error resolved. Then it was back thorough security and a rush to the gate to get there in time to board. Lost our original seat assignment and wound up in the last row at the tail of the plane. Extremely poor coordination between KLM and Delta who operated the flight."

Pros: "Speed, crew, and reliability."
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: "Same as above"

Pros: "The staff and crew"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfortable flight to Amsterdam for vacation in UK. More meals than expected. Also wasn't expecting some of the comforts offered to "regular" class seats like eye masks, ear plugs, pillows and blankets. It was an overnight flight, so maybe that should have been expected, but I don't think we had those 4 years ago when traveling overseas."
Cons: "Nothing. This is filler text to meet min characters."

Pros: "Excellent service, excellent food."

Cons: "Did not get the luggage from connecting flight from Amsterdan to Basel"

Pros: "Seat space was good for a short flight, inclusive of free snack and drink."
Cons: "Too much overoverhead luggage."

Pros: "Newer plane. Dimming windows, upgraded bathroom. Flight crew very pleasant."
Cons: "Boarding wasn't announced. Limited in flight movie selection. Food was average. Same dessert for both meals served."

Pros: "Services were appropriate for the time of departure and length of the flight."
Cons: "Nothing really"

Cons: "My family of five spent a lovely week in Sardinia. Our return flight took us through Rome. We were boarded an hour ahead of departure from Rome for our 10+ hour flight, only to be held on the ground for a one hour delay. Barring equipment malfunction, this is a totally unacceptable way to treat people. Be assured that I will avoid Rome in the future if at all possible. I trust that Rome nor Italy need my tourist dollars and there are many lovely other places to spend them. Exceedingly disappointed, Pam Just"

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