Seating was comfortable with good leg room for my husband who is tall.We had a needy passenger beside me and the stewardess did her utmost to accommodate and make us comfortable for which we were grateful.
Breakfast was poor (a piece of cake ),and not enough tea/coffee offered during the flight.
Nice plane, lovely crew. A minor detail, but very pleasant: the ever-changing "mood lighting" in the cabin, the overall color changing every ten minutes or so. Surprising how much less boring such a small detail can make a space when you have to sit there for seven hours at a time. :)
My seat..... No row in front of it.
Crew were excellent. Friendly and professional
Had a TVs show I've been wanting to see, Blackish, which we don't get in the Uk
Choice of films. I've seen a lot of them and the rest were awful
Why do flights always serve chocolate biscuits, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake? Strawberries,carrots and humous, grapes, olives, would make a nice alternative for example.
Hot food boring, tasteless
I have flown LHR - DUB a couple of times in the last month with BA and a couple more times in the last year from LHR-DUB and not once has the flight left LHR on time and landed in DUB on time. I find this very frustrating, they appear to always be delayed by 1hr + which make it very challenging to make onward travel plans and has resulted in overnight stays at my own expense.
This flight was operated by British Airways, on board a Boeing 777. Dinner was offered pre-flight in the Club lounge and was delicious, with obliging service by the dining room team. Once inflight, service was quick, efficient and nice ... with plenty of champagne refills and more food for those who wanted it. Landed 15 minutes early after a refreshing 4 hours sleep.
Quick boarding, when it did eventually happen, almost 45 minutes late, due to late arrival of incoming flight.
I didn't like arriving at a different terminal and then having to walk through long corridors for nearly 10 minutes.
I didn't like having to wait over 40 minutes for my baggage in a hall where the lights kept being turned off and on.
I didn't like that there was no official there to apologise and offer some compensation, even in the way of a coffee voucher.
I didn't like the fact that the luggage customer service guy couldn't get anyone in loading to answer his call, and that his only option then was to fill out a report. Not really much help to the guy whose wheelchair had so far failed to materialise.
I didn't like the total lack of explanation or apology when it became clear that our luggage had seemingly been loaded on a later flight and that we were waiting for that plane to land.
I didn't like that there are about 10 seats in the entire baggage hall, totally inadequate when a flightfull of people is waiting.
Finally, I didn't like that it took 80 from the plane landing to my leaving the car park.
WE were delayed by a computer breakdown at Check in followed by the Captain informing us that some passengers had not turned up but their luggage was on board. We waited for a physical check on boar and then left the stand to taxi away only to be informed by the Captain that the luggage was still on board! We thentytaxied back to the stand for a fw more minutes to be told everything was correct.The passengers and luggage were matched.
Lufthansa are brilliant to fly with, you get free food and drink on every flight and one of my flights was only 40 minutes! Really friendly staff too!
Be careful of change over times. If you have less than an hour to get your connecting flight in Frankfurt be careful, Frankfurt airport is massive and and the process is slow. My stop over was 1 hour and I had to run through the airport to catch my connecting flight and was the last person on the plane.
We were issued boarding passes with unassigned seats for myself and my husband even though we checked in 23 hrs before flight. Instead got GTE ~ we were told by agent at baggage drop that the flight was oversold and this means we're on standby so we have to go wait by the gate because he didn't know if we would get on the plane. So we stood for 2 hrs at the front of a line with 38 other standby passengers only to be told 10 mins before boarding, when someone FINALLY showed up, that we should go sit down, they're going to call by last names and to not worry because everyone has a seat!!! Utter shambles! Couldn't someone come out and tell us this earlier??!! Rude, uncourteous, unapologetic staff. Common courtesy would see people standing in line and deal with them first! One passenger was told she should have booked earlier although she bought at the same time as us - 3 months ago! Another couple 1 week ago and another since June. So the reason given that the tickets were bought late is untrue! We asked an agent why Air Canada would oversell tickets and was told it was business! Told him this was very dishonest of Air Canada, only to get back a very rude and frankly surprising answer- "I'm sure you do dishonest things at your work too!!" Not one Air Canada employee in this whole process took the time out to treat us like paying customers, or bothered to realise we have lives to get back to. My husband works for Parliament and had to be at work the next morning and this undue stress thinking that he wouldn't get to work caused him to experience a migraine of which he is a sufferer. I have flown countless times on various air lines and have never been treated like this before. After this experience I'm seriously considering this to be the last time I ever fly with Air Canada and will definitely be sharing my experience with colleagues, friends and family.
Dr Michelle Sahai
Lecturer at the University of Roehampton
Crew attitude was inconsistent which contributed to some cognitive dissonance.
I ordered cup noodles which was not hot n still not fully cooked (you might say al dente haha) based on a lady crew's attitude, I thot I would jus add more hot water n make do. However, the other gentlemen crew was so enthusiastic n eager to please, he actually replaced e entire noodle.
Overall good effort with room for improvement.
I fly a lot and I understand turbulence. This was a very bumpy flight - the worst I have experienced. A reassuring word from the cockpit would have helped the more nervous among the passengers, particularly as the pilot ascended and descended and the FA was catapulted down the aisle. But not a word. Apart from that, it was a short flight, pretzels only and that's OK. No entertainment other than what you bring. The complete lack of knee room in Y was a discomfort.
Food was of a fairly high standard and so too was the entertainment.
At least the Captain was honest in that he admitted KLM's baggage loading process was a mess and caused the delay.
A baggage loading problem meant that all baggage needed to be offloaded and then re-loaded......this took 2 hours and then another 20 minute delay due to congestion with air traffic over France!
Where were the cabin crew during the delay? They may have not been onboard given their lack of visibility during the delay.
The only time they appeared was to distribute a cutlet of water and a packet of dry biscuits.
Inflight, apart from the meal service routines, on this 13+ hour flight the crew were notable for not being visible.
The food was pretty awful.
My main complaint is the four and a half hour wait at Customs in Atlanta. 4 officials aren't enough to service around a thousand passengers. That meant we missed our connection. While I know it's not the airline's responsibility, it is part of the experience and meant we were exhausted.
Check in was ridiculous. I went through al the on line procedures and was even able to print out my luggage tag at the kiosk... but then had to wait in line for 45 minutes just to drop my luggage! I came more than 2 hours before as instructed, but the agent at the "baggage drop off" (really the all-round agent for both checking in and baggage drop off) did not show up until less than 90 minutes before the flight, and then there was only one to handle what had become a very long line.
The hot snacks were bland to the point of being not worth eating and I didn't finish it. Probably attempting to be too ambitious with the available budget? I'd prefer a simple sandwich that focuses on quality. The food on the return flight was just as bad
entertainments had many choices, but, almost all not to my liking. Sound quality was poor. I should know from previous experiences to NOT expect good food. The whole flight was noisy from the equipment not from passengers.
The reclining seats only work if you are shorter than 187cm I'm taller and so I had to bend my knees as there is nowhere else for your legs to go!
The Chardonnay was warm - when served with tasty smoked salmon turned me off.
The pillow was a $2 one lumpy and next to useless it's too big for the room you have.
My entertainment system was reset three times and it still didn't work properly - no sound and no ability to watch movies that were not child rated.
Stewards have to learn to be quiet as some of us are trying to sleep on a 15 hour flight and aren't interested in their laughs and jokes as we are travelling business first because we have to go to work when we get there!!
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