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Average price (return flight)

£142(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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£62or less

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£32or less

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SWISS
Overall score based on 9,012 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Boarding by rows and not like cows all at one time"

Pros: "Finally, they came to their senses. When you change planes, you already have been checked once for security, so there is no more need (and never was¨) for another secutiry check. With just one hour to switch planes, this is great relief."

Cons: "Palermo never ready for plane arrival"

Pros: "Everything went smooth. Very friendly, and felt warmly welcomed."
Cons: "A bit of long lines especially with the 2nd security point in Zurich."

Pros: "Both times I flew with Swiss airlines it’s been great! Food is pletntiful, staff is very kind."

Pros: "Good flight with Swiss friendliness. They even passed out food (sandwich) during this very short flight."
Cons: "Nothing, really!"

Pros: "They waited for us. We came in late and had to connect to this flight and they waited the 10 min for me and 8 other passengers. Very grateful for that. Service and food was amazing!"
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "It was a 2 hour 40 minute flight. No entertainment."

Pros: "It was nice because plane was half empty so had quicker attention from stewards - everything was good."

Pros: "It was an amazing flight with an amazing service thank you United."

Cons: "no light over my seat and I reported it before the plane took off. the plane was old, the entertainment system not as expected - really poor"

Pros: "Very good service"

Pros: "Great service and friendly staff! Also great food!"
Cons: "There's nothing I didn't like :)"

Pros: "Everything. They are in their own class."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I was fed food and drinks varios times during the flight and that makes me happy! I never went hungry!"

Pros: "Was a very quick flight."

Cons: "My seat did not recline and my tv did not work"

Pros: "Great Food and very pleasant personnel."
Cons: "Choices of music and movies."

Cons: "The seats in economy were unbearable for anyone of normal size, as I am. It is not possible to sit in even bare comfort in them. Obviously I'll have to find another airline or factor a size upgrade into the price"

Pros: "The flight was good. The flight attendants appeared to be a little cold and hard. The check in process was not so good. Seat selection was not smooth."
Cons: "I didn't have any major malfunctions"

Pros: "Passengers completely ignored the commands of the crew and crew was unable to take control of the crowd (passengers refused to follow crew's multiple demands to sit down during the high turbulence, finally crew gave up to force passengers to take a sit). Several times, standing passengers fell on the sitting ines. When at the end of the flight, the issue was pointed out to the captain and supervising flight attendant, both became aggressively defensive to the point of being rude."

Pros: "Boarding was on time."
Cons: "Departed 20 minute late. The tv screen(one per 4 rows) was too small to see. I don't remember getting ear phones."

Pros: "All was good except the snack - it was ok"
Cons: "n/a - quick flight"

Pros: "Clean and efficient plane, crew and procedures."

Pros: "The flight attendants were exceptionally nice - a real pleasure. Food was also quite good and the chocolate passing out is a super excellent treat."
Cons: "It is disappointing, on an 8+ hour flight, to have the entertainment system broken. The crew was apologetic, but it still is really lame. Made the flight oppressively long."

Pros: "Flight was not full and I was able to have several seats to spread out"

Cons: "A gap between flights for 20 hours"

Pros: "everything, the crew, the journey, the food and the entertainment as well"
Cons: "-"

Pros: "At list 2 attendants were extremely not polite . Air condition was turned on 2 minutes before landing . To collect food plates from passengers took more then 2 hours . When passengers asked attendants, to evaluate when it going to happen the answer was very rude ״ you should fly business in case you want it faster " . It was a night flight and it took 3 hours to turn off the lights . One of the girls attendants told me that I have too many hand handbags with me , only 1 piece allowed . I was with 3 pieces but we were 3 persons my wife and my Childe . I was trying to explain her, but she was unable to listen . It is not Swiss I know , I like to flight Swiss , but this flight was extremely disappointing .It was many confusions with other passengers as well. wrong meals , wrong seats , no air condition, ... the flight was a nightmare"
Cons: "In this flight nothing , one of the worst I have ever had ."

Pros: "super-friendly crew. efficient flight. great price."
Cons: "those silly Swiss sandwiches. dont taste good and why do they have to be spicy?"

Pros: "ROTTEN SWISS AIR.I WILL NEVER FLY WITH AGAIN!"
Cons: "ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT AFTER TWO WEEKS HIKING MT BLANC .ANXIOUS TO GET HOME.WHEN I ARRIVE I WAS INFORMED I AM FLYING"STAND BY"KEEP IN MIND I PAID FOR THE TICKETS WHICH I HAD IN MY POSSESSION.YES!I DID BOARD THE FLIGHT BUT FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS I WAS NOT SURE .APPARENTLY SWISS AIR POLICY IS IF THEY OVERBOOK THEY AUTOMATICALLY RELEGATE ECONOMY CLASS PASSENGERS TO STAND BY AND THEN LET THEM GRAVE/BEG FOR THE SEAT YOU ALREADY PAID FOR.I WILL NOT FORGET THIS!40 YEARS OF FLYING THIS WAS A FIRST FOR ME.YOU STINK SWISS AIR!"

Pros: "Got upgraded to business class and had the best flight of my life!"

Pros: "Ok food and ok entertainment"
Cons: "Plane was very hot and there were no air conditioner valves so we had to sit in a hot plane for thirty minutes. Seats didn't recline at all so sleep was out of the question. Just a very miserable flight overall."

Cons: "Not enough room for my knees"

Pros: "Beautiful new jumbo jet"
Cons: "Changed plane and seats so boarding was delayed"

Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 hours. Asked 3 different personnel at Zurich airport at no one could help with wifi or how it could be accessed since both wifi scanning machine in Gate E area weren't working. It just seemed that they were incompetent or weren't willing to help. Crew on flight were very nice. Vegetarian food options better than chicken / meat options."

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Small jet for transatlantic didn't allow for being able to walk, stretch and move about much during such a long flight, unlike larger airbus planes or larger Boeing planes. Why do airlines hire chefs then serve lousy food!? First meal was so so while wake up meal was really bad. Was so disappointed in Swiss Air so will not fly with them again. Great service doesn't make up for the noted disappointments. Spending a $2-3 more on food would have helped, but placing us in a long flight in such a small airbus plane just won't do!"

Pros: "Friendly service. Very attentive crew,"
Cons: "Seating comfort is mediocre to poor. I know I only flew economy class, however, sardines have more space."

Pros: "This flight was absolutely amazing the staff, boarding , food entertainment and comfort were highly delightful I would book again with Swiss Airlines in a heartbeat thank you so much kayak you are amazing"

Pros: "The flight went very smoothly. This was my first international flight and it was a very successful flight. I enjoyed the meals and the flight attendants were very polite."
Cons: "I did not like that the very impolite lady sitting directly in front of me reclined her seat as far as it could recline. As my seat was unable to recline this provided little to no leg room. She refused to compromise. Luckily, I was sitting next to a couple nice gentlemen who switched seats with me."

Pros: "Everything. All about my flight was great. Thank you."

Pros: "The food was really good. The selection of TV shows and movies were nice, and kept me entertained the whole flight."
Cons: "Boarding was confusing. The same questions were asked 3 times, I couldn't tell if that was security protocol or just glitch in their process. Seats were uncomfortable."

Pros: "Good frequent food / beverage service."
Cons: "Bathrooms were pretty soiled - may have just been seen between having been noticed by staff."

Pros: "The food was great and the hosts were professional."
Cons: "Not enough space in economy class, but there's nothing to be done about it. They could have distributed more water over night."

Pros: "What can I say - the flight was empty! Everyone had room to sleep and relax. The food was great and the wine wasn't bad either. Felt like a retreat after a stressful trip!"

Pros: "Everything once we boarded the plane"
Cons: "Luggage could not go directly to final destination when we checked in . When we landed in Zurich we had to get all our luggage. when we tried to check in for early flight the following morning , more than one Swiss air person gave us the wrong information. Swiss Air staff at checking told us we had to store luggage and that we couldn't check in until the next morning . After 45 minutes queuing from one desk to another we finally spoke to a supervisor who told us we had been given the wrong information and checked us in. No one checked and put our flight information in the computer which would have cleared everything up. the supervisor never appologised . We spent over 2 hours in the airport and were unable to tour the city as we had planned due to the delay at the airport."

Pros: "Frendly staff"
Cons: "a standard sandwich it was ok but I expect more from a premium carrier"

Pros: "Wonderful , helpful crew , smooth flight Perfect !"
Cons: "Only slight issue .. More legroom !!"

Pros: "I've come to love SWISS. Everything is efficient from check in to boarding to take off to landing. The pilot would say something over the PA like "flight attendants prepare for take off in 2 minutes" and literally two minutes later we were taking off. The phrase "runs like a Swiss watch" is an idiom for a reason. The seats were comfortable with a decent amount of legroom, even in economy. You get fed on the flight...even a short two hour flight everyone got a little sandwich. It's not much but if I were on a flight at home in Canada I wouldn't be getting anything. There was also complimentary drinks, including beer and wine on board. Plus you get a little Swiss chocolate for your flight. I love SWISS."
Cons: "Downside to this flight is there isn't any seatback entertainment system. There are a few tv screen that were playing some funny cat videos kind of deal. There's also no plugins or chargers on your flight. So make sure to have your electronics charged before you board, and bring something to do for your flight. There is an inflight SWISS magazine to read, but if you are on a longer flight you'll want something else as well."

Cons: "The screen was really close got me dizzy when I had to put my seat back to upright position for meal and drinks"

Pros: "I loved how friendly the airline attendants were."
Cons: "I didn't like how in the Munich airport I couldn't find a place to plug my phone in. they should make those more accessible"

Pros: "Staff/stewards were very upbeat and pleasant, professional and were perfect at looking after very tired customers (at least for me)."

Pros: "That my bag was at Johannesburg. My first flight was delayed due to a technical issue which meant I only had less than an hour until my connecting flight. It took me almost 20 minutes to walk to the gate just in time for boarding and was pleased that my bag had made it onto the same flight. There was loads of leg room in economy which as a tall person is really important."

Cons: "Lufthansa is not handing out any bottles. Water is served in small plastic glasses and does not come by often enough. I got off the plane dehydrated."

Pros: "The flight was actually an Air Canada flight - a code share with Lufthansa. I had a good flight. The cabin crew were fantastic - very accommodating because I wasn't able to pre-select my vegetarian option online earlier due to the code share. They were very polite and professional. The seats were relatively comfortable and the movies onboard were aired and good. I would fly Air Canada again."
Cons: "I disliked the confusion with the code share. I have never flown a code share before an I was under the impression I was flying Lufthansa - not Air Canada. I really disliked not being able to check in online 24 hours before on either Lufthansa's site or Air Canada. That is ridiculous in this day and age - surely the two airlines can coordinate something were the traveller can check in online on one of the sites. Also, as a vegetarian, I wasn't able to select my meal - I had to hope that they had enough vegetarian meals to give me one. This is another problem thanks to the code share. If this is what code sharing is like, I won't be doing it again. No thanks. I'll book directly."

Pros: "Good flight, lovely service and on time!"

Pros: "Everything was acceptable."
Cons: "The snack option could be better since it was around lunch time but oh well nothing to complain in specific."

Pros: "The crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Delayed. Fairly basic and the food (a sandwich) was poor quality."

Pros: "I liked it all."
Cons: "No Gluten Free snack!"

Pros: "Everything but not the food"
Cons: "Food was horrible"

Cons: "Better, cleaner seats. Poor movie selection and nott to mention terrible food."

Pros: "MAN-MUC & MUC-CPH via LH. Business class. LH Businesss class is middle seat of 3 is empty and larger amounts of baggage plus you have access to lounges. Both planes flew and arrived reasonably on time, which is what I look for.And I got all the Business Class extras."
Cons: "Security at Manchester was very slow - long enough make me ill from standing in one place too long. But then I was well looked after. The meals on both flights were identical; I don't think it can be a big problem to correct that. I took a long time to get accepted by the WiFi in the two lounges."

Pros: "Fairly comfortable, good cabin crew"
Cons: "Lost baggage - horrendously slow lost baggage department in Athens. Spent 1 hour + standing in line. Bag still hasn't shown up"

Pros: "Lufthansa should keep up the standard."
Cons: "The delay on the arrival time at Abuja because some passengers are transiting to other cities."

Pros: "It was all really good, as always when flying with Lufthansa"
Cons: "Can always do without delays"

Pros: "We got two drinks, I had an empty seat next to me which made things more comfortable"
Cons: "Add an entertainment system, better food, there shouldn’t be a long wait to get a drink after your meal and maybe serve water with the meal. There wasn’t too many shops in the airport"

Pros: "Seat was comfortable and cool."
Cons: "Everything else"

Cons: "This was a smooth as clockwork journey, the transit was easy and we were kept well informed about changes in the gate number"

Pros: "Boarding was great. There is priority boarding available for those booked on connecting long haul premium economy flights."
Cons: "The seat was very uncomfortable. For a 2 hour flight, it was okay. Any longer would have been difficult."

Pros: "Clean airplane, Nice seats. Very nice crew. Good connecting flight."

Pros: "coffee"
Cons: "boarding was chaotic"

Pros: "Review for Eurowings"

Pros: "Non of the usual manic stumbling from one inefficient process to the next a la Ryanair, Easyjet or Jet2"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Flight delays"

Pros: "The Cabin Crew was excellent! Very impressed"

Pros: "On time, Staff were excellent"
Cons: "Poor snack (sugary cookie) Big rush to make connection in Frankfurt, almost missed it. Should allow at least 2 hours to connect as they use buses to transfer from plane to terminal and often have to go through security again."

Pros: "Clean, modern place. Professional staff."

Cons: "Was delayed which caused us to miss our connecting flight"

Pros: "Crew was personable and friendly"

Pros: "The food between Frankfort to Istanbulwas lovely and the staff nicely"

Pros: "The staff was good to me when I became ill on the flight with a migraine."
Cons: "When I paid for my seat in advance it said I had an exit row, but when I got on the flight it was not. The food was also horrible."

Pros: "Had a row to myself coming and going."

Pros: "Went smoothly and without delays"

Pros: "Ease of boardibg and getting through security"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Spare seat next to me"
Cons: "Could have done with pre dinner drinks a bit quicker"

Pros: "Perfectly okay flight, slept through with no disturbances. Crew were friendly enough and landed fine. Airport took me a while to figure out though."

Pros: "Timeliness of departure time Ease of navigating airport to find departure gate"
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind Good flight over all"

Cons: "Did not like them charging extra for a seat assignment."

Cons: "Quality"

Cons: "They don't have entertainment"

Pros: "The seats were comfortable, we all had a bottle of water at our seats, we were immediately served drinks and snacks, the meals were really nice (haven't had this in years). Plane crew were friendly and helpful. Kids loved the entertainment selection - it kept them occupied throughout the flight in spite of their young age (3yrs and 5 yrs)."

Pros: "all on time"
Cons: "seating very cramped"

Pros: "Comfy"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment"

Pros: "Overall it was good trip!"
Cons: "No issues at all"

Pros: "Flight was on time, crew was helpful"
Cons: "Blasting speakers for announcements, should have served a quick drink"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The birding officer didn't inform me about the visa requirements to cross from Dusslouf to Vinna airport. This caused a big problem for me in the airport, where I: 1- Wasn't allowed to catch my flight ti Vinnea and this was both financial and time lost for me. 2- I was locked in Dussluff airport for more than 14 hours, I was threatened to be sent back to USA or any other country. This caused physiological damage for me, as I been treated like an animal 3- I was asked to pay for my new ticket ( Dussloff - Istanbul-Amman )"

Pros: "Good flight"

Cons: "Having to pay to sit together."

Pros: "Lufthansa over Thomas Cook any day"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "More legroom comes as standard, compared to competitor airlines on the same route with the same aircraft"
Cons: "The interior of the plane is a little bit tatty"

Pros: "I like every single thing staff was kindly, smiley and helpful. Check in easy, I liked very much our pop corn and Fanta complimentary offer as also our quick trip. Landing smoothly and nicely"
Cons: "there was nothing I didnt like"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "All ok"

Pros: "Easy flight"
Cons: "choice of snacks, unfriendly staff"

Pros: "The crew is always incredible"
Cons: "When you buy business you expect the quick boarding etc. Boarding group 1 and 2 together created a mess"

Pros: "punctual ,good service"

Cons: "Il"

Pros: "The crew were lovely and the seats comfy for the 2hr flight"
Cons: "Having to board the plane in the pouring rain by running across the tarmac."

Pros: "Nothing good to say about BA"
Cons: "Flight delayed an hour from NICE and connection at Manchester was badly handled by BA and missed connection. With no refund or hotel or alternate flight offered. Total failure. Am now stuck. And very upset"

Cons: "Called me a no show even though I was there."

Cons: "Late"

Pros: "Not much - actually nothing"
Cons: "Seats were way too small, no legroom, entertainment options were sub-minimal and the staff was rude. Told one person to turn off their electronics while another watched a movie on his iPad during take off and landing"

Pros: "The seats were spacious"
Cons: "There were no gluten-free food options, not even an apple, so no food for us."

Pros: "Better than Ryanair/easyjet but then again. That’s nothing to write home about"
Cons: "My flight was delayed for 2 hours. The plane was old dirty and stinky. I paid last minute for my flight so it was a lot more than usual so I feel ripped off because of the poor quality"

Pros: "Leg room service and food all included and excellent"
Cons: "Unable to get e tickets,so need to find somewhere local to print ticket within 24 hours of return"

Cons: "BA has a problem with one of the doors. Chaos."

Cons: "No WiFi"

Pros: "Flight was comfortable and boarding was completely stress free. Myself and my partner checked in online with ease and were at our gates efficiently upon departure and return"
Cons: "Our flights were delayed 3 hours and 20 and although we were compensated for lunch at the airport, when handing out refreshments onboard we were completely missed out. Also pretty annoyed to find that we could only use the lunch vouchers in a hand full of the bars and restaurants."

Pros: "Timing and low cost for some flights"
Cons: "High cost some flights makes planning challenging."

Cons: "Flight was fine LCY Worked very well. You are BA I DO NOT WANT TO BE NICKLE AND DIMED TO TAKE LUGGAGE. Yare not Ryan Air. If there is a charge make it clear when I buy the ticket. I do not expect to have to tell BA to grow up."

Pros: "Crew was nice. Small planes have better nicer seats and more leg room"
Cons: "Massive delay due to snow, no vouchers given until flight was cancelled (and it was all closed). Only updates were via BA app or email. Next day flight also delayed, and again delays communicated only via app or email (not at signs at airport)"

Pros: "The flight itself was fine. On time, clean aircraft and professional."
Cons: "But the food policy is a joke. They wouldn’t give us anything, including water without buying it. I had no local currency and was waiting until I landed to use the ATM. When flying, people need water."

Pros: "The Service, with smile, awesome service. Very British!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "THE BACK FIRST TOOK MY MONEY, THEN MY FULL PASSPORT DETAILS AND THEN DENIED ME FLYING BECAUSE THEY PUT MY SURNAME TWICE ON THE BOARDING PASS. THEY ARE ALWAYS WIN. I AM OUT OF POCKET FOR £170 AND DELAYED BY 2.5 HOURS. THIS IS THE WAY THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY - BY CHEATING ON PASSENGERS."

Pros: "How do you be a full service airline and charge for check in bag. I had no way provided to prepay for a bag resulting in getting charged £60 at the airport. This notwithstanding trying to explain how your website failed me."
Cons: "Above"

Pros: "Crew was super nice"
Cons: "Ran out of vegetarian entre and also ran out of snacks, so I was very hungry and had no options."

Cons: "City Airport crowded and overly commercialised. Rip-off prices."

Pros: "Ease of checking in and getting to departure gate at London City Airport."
Cons: "No food or drink on flight for normal travellers."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad service, messed up booking, change me to the last row at boarding, I can keep going"

Pros: "I understand and appreciate not being able to land in Florence due to conditions and safety, and they were able to give us the closest Pisa airport."
Cons: "They kind of left us stranded in PiSA. Promised bus that didnt happen. We had to pay out of pocket 12euros each to Florence bus station, then pay another 6euros from bus station to florence airport. PAIN! Did not get to our AirBNB at tuscany until 21:30 instead of 14:00! Would be niced to get reim for all 8 members in our party!"

Cons: "The boarding process was like a Third World country. The flight was fine, the flight attendants were lovely, but the boarding process was ridiculous. Nobody in the gate area knew which gate it was leaving from or what time it was leaving, it was quite delayed, finally it was posted to start boarding at five minutes after the departure time and instead, when everyone looked up, people were boarding 10 minutes before that. Ridiculous."

Pros: "All was OK"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I thought the crew were extremely helpful and friendly and made for a pleasant flight."
Cons: "The coffee was just "okay"."

Pros: "The flight attendants were excellent. They could not have been MORE pleasant. Really great staff, loved them. Even the captain or pilot was great, made announcements to keep us up to date on the arrival and explained everything clearly."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and the food was okay. It wasn't bad or anything, just okay."

Pros: "Flight attendants were awesome!"

Cons: "Flight was being delayed every half hour. Finally after 4 hours we took off. Flight was due for take off at 16:20 but finally departed at 20:30. Food coupons were good for a sandwich and a drink. Will switch airlines in future as we make frequent trips to London."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "They were 25 min late landing. Even though we were taking the same plan from London City to Glasgow, we had to get off and go through customs and reboard, all in 5 min. They knew we had to do that and they almost took off without us and a few others in the same position. Then the stewardesses acted like we caused them to take off late to Glasgow....really rude."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They refused to hang my wedding dress, because I was not flying business class, so I had to shove it in the overhead. The were half hour late boarding. my "hot" meal was cold. They did not load my luggage on to the plane. I checked my bags two and a half hours before the flight time to go from Santorini Greece to Glasgow Scotland. Apparently it in three hours, since the plane was a half hour late boarding, they could not manage to load my luggage before take off."

Cons: "Deylayed Took us out on the bus and then back in and then back out"

Cons: "Delayed by over an hour."

Cons: "The ticketing agent insisted i pay an extra 75 euro to gate check my guitar. A guitar qualifies as a small musical instrument and is regulated ok as a cabin item. I did not have time to argue. British airways is going to get an earful when I get home. I am furious at the moment."

Pros: "The choice of beverage, snacks and service was great."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Steward Scott (RTM-LCY) offering to place my handluggage in the overhead locker for me"
Cons: "At LCY not enough facilities to sit down while waiting for quite some time at the gate before boarding"

Pros: "Nothing to like about this"
Cons: "We arrived 35 min before takeoff but 5 min after the gate closed. We were already checked in and just needed one bag quickly checked. That was denied and there was no assistance trying to help find another flight. Just got told there weren't many flights this weekend because of the bank holiday. Thanks for nothing"

Cons: "I had to go through customs again with little time between flights. The staff were 50/50 very helpful and appalling. I made the flight though so can't complain"

Pros: "Friendly warm crew, very nice and clean everywhere. Nice selection of drinks and snacks . I was very happy flying with BA"

Pros: "crew and food"
Cons: "going through airport security again with just 35 minutes connection time. As a consequence, having to run to get to the plane. Checked-in luggage left behind because they couldn't manage to re-board it. BA should not offer such solution if they cannot cope with it. Minimum connection time at London City ought to be 1 hour."

Pros: "Cost, on time dep and arr, charming crew"
Cons: "Particularly uncomfortable seats, very annoying headphone jack, not enough coffee or water offered."

Pros: "Jules the purser was professional and made the flight very enjoyable"

Cons: "lost my luggage for no good reason"

Cons: "Quality just feels very cheap, seems to cut a lot of corners."

Pros: "Everything was perfect !!"

Cons: "Hate BA."

Cons: "no tv"

Pros: "Boarding and seat assignment process was very good. Hostess(es) and boarding crew were courteous."

Pros: "Personell helpimg mobility impaired travellers were wonderful"
Cons: "Airport is poorly equipped to handle more than 2-3 mobility impaired travellers at a time, information desk personnel very indifferen t (fellow travellers had more information and were more helpful)t, inadequate signage for how to navigate to the train between terminals, filthy bathroom, outrageous parking garage fees."

Pros: "Quick and efficient boarding"

Cons: "My headphones and audio were not working."

Pros: "It got us there in good time."
Cons: "Bit of a cattle car, but that's sort of what you expect."

Pros: "We took the offer of putting cabin baggage in hold. Some of those that retained theirs had "oversized" bags that should have been taken from them at the steps of the plane. As this did not happen there were a lot of problems including the problem of opening the lockers"
Cons: "Stricter control on cabin bags. The result was that our bags were already on the belt when we got to customs area"

Cons: "With 2h30 hours delayed flight I missed my train and had to have a hotel Arcturus airport in Amsterdam and continue my journey only the day after."

Cons: "Delayed and missed my connecting flight. Total cluster."

Cons: "A plane made any year after 1990... Last minute flight switch caused great discomfort and VERY narrow seats"

Pros: "LCY very efficient baggage drop, flight arrived ahead of schedule"

Cons: "Incoming flight delayed so late departure"

Pros: "The flight crew"
Cons: "Never board check in luggage at lcy, they don't know what to do with it"

Pros: "Short flight, uncrowded Embraer plane, easy check in at City airport and easy arrival at Prague."
Cons: "Late departure due to “late arrival of inbound aircraft” - which seems to be the norm."

Pros: "On Time"
Cons: "No leg room Got hit on the knee by a trolley"

Pros: "It was short flight therefore no food no entertainment were ok to us"

Pros: "City airport is very convenient from East London. Flight is only 40 minutes"

Pros: "I was pleased that the flight was on time, comfortable and with friendly staff."
Cons: "I didn't enjoy the wait on a packed bus to the plane and the rocky bus ride to the plane."

Pros: "I was flying Business and I couldn’t tell any difference between Business and Economy except the covers on the headrest"
Cons: "No difference between Business and Economy"

Pros: "Flight departed on time, landed early, no queues at passport control and bags were delivered quickly."

Pros: "Comfort, friendly staff"
Cons: "Paying for food and drinks"

Pros: "Enough said"

Cons: "there's no screen. hence there's no chance of entertainment. a cup of water or just a juice box should be free/standard."

Pros: "on time, attentive staff and it worked as expected.No hassles on luggage"

Pros: "Good for leg room and nice and the seats are comfy and wide too. Still get a free drink and snack on this flight and the service was friendly and efficient throughout. We were very quick to board and flight landed early, so very happy."
Cons: "I'm guessing this plane was stopping in EDI for the night, so it parked way, way away from the terminal, so we had an extra 15 minutes none of us had been expecting to wait for the bus and transfer."

Cons: "No food available on flight in business class. Kitchen breakdown"

Pros: "Service kind and efficient"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "On time good flight"

Pros: "Clean efficient on time Nice staff"

Pros: "Gatwick is very well organized, making the boarding process very smooth. The flight to Amsterdam is short - only an hour. And the crew was friendly and efficient."

Pros: "Modern plane"
Cons: "Tiny sized seats, very narrow and no legroom. Horrible experience"

Pros: "Crew was superb, very friendly and helpful as the handle of my bag broke. They did all they could to assist."

Pros: "Seat."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable enough (by incredibly low economy seat standards)"
Cons: "Was not alerted that my flight had been canceled and rescheduled (albeit only for another flight 2 hours later, so no huge deal). All I got was a little notification that randomly popped up on the app and didn't seem worth taking seriously, and when I asked the flight attendant about it to double-check, she said it was inaccurate."

Pros: "Fast Boarding. Easy Airport"
Cons: "Very Rude & Disrespectful Crew"

Pros: "Flight as always great"
Cons: "Delay made me miss two meetings"

Pros: "No one could help. Finnair wouldn’t issue a refund. British Airways were not helpful."
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "The flight we ended up taking was just fine. The crew was very nice, most of the food was good, and the seats were comfortable even in stowage."
Cons: "Our flight was about 10 hours so we got 2 meals, 1 hot 1 cold. The hot meal had a vegetarian option and that was acceptable. The cold meal was a chicken salad sandwich with no other choices. As a vegetarian we tried to take off the chicken salad part and just eat the rest but that didn't leave much. Vegetarian options for all meals would have been nice."

Cons: "Seats are way too tight. Plane itself was very loud."

Pros: "Easy boarding, quick travel and smooth landing."
Cons: "Basic snacks"

Pros: "Always a good flight out of LCY"

Pros: "Short and fast! Great end of my journey"

Pros: "I left my phone accidentally on the plane when we arrived in Düsseldorf. The crew were willing to go back and pick up my phone for me."

Cons: "Took hand luggage at gate and waited an hour to get it at baggage claim"

Pros: "comfy seat Nice head side support Nice service Professional crew and pilots - especially the very informative and genial pilot on flight 203"
Cons: "Website better now, but still clunky and cranky to use. Hard to find flight status info OUTRAGEOUS To charge for seat selection on a $1000+ ticket!!! App useless-- did not work for flight status checking BA VERY poor on updating us on flight delays: Kayak informed us of delays by email, not a peep from BA. Hard to set up flight notifications. Boarding process completely baroque: With 6 different priority statuses, should we be in this line or that if we have x status, but are flying this class. Comically absurd."

Cons: "The flight was an hour late"

Cons: "My bags were not transferred, therefore they stayed in dusseldorf. Bad deal!"

Pros: "I missed my train connection because the eurowkngs flight was so late. But apart from that, I had a great flight"
Cons: "Their boarding process was very disorganized."

Pros: "I don't know when and where it happened, but when I got to Tokyo, I found out that my bag didn't make it. It could be in Berlin. Or could be at transfer at Dusseldolf. I had about 1 hour and half at Dusseldolf transfer, I don't think it was short time especially. Anyway, I'm not impressed. :-("
Cons: "My bag is missing!!!"

Cons: "Flight was delayed and they charge for extra still water"

Pros: "Efficient, good personnel"
Cons: "Some delays in take off, fortunately nothing serious and I was able to take all connections"

Pros: "Quality of the plane"

Pros: "Given the price, my expectations weren't high but the long flight from Düsseldorf to Newark was comfortable."
Cons: "Attempting to fly standby for a direct flight from heathrow to NYC area wasn't even possible according to the agent at the Lufthansa desk at heathrow. The security agent at heathrow also confiscated a small bottle of eye solution that I just purchased at the Newark airport. Lastly, the heathrow onboarding agent for the 8:05am Eurowings flight 5357 arbitrarily selected my travel bag as too large to carry on. He then became belligerent when I questioned him even threatening removing me from the flight. WTF?!"

Pros: "Large plane, efficient service, boarding was quick"
Cons: "We were not open to check baggage until 2 hours before take off. Which made it a stressful rush as the airport was so busy and security took a long time"

Pros: "On time, clean, short."
Cons: "All is good."

Pros: "Very punctual and crew was very friendly. Boarding was quick and not complicated."

Pros: "It flights themselves were fine. A 45 minute delay sucked though."
Cons: "Service & Notification. The airline switched my itenerary without alerting me which made me miss a connection. The resulting troubleshooting with the airline has been non-existent. I will not fly Eurowings again."

Pros: "?"
Cons: "No"

Cons: "The temperature at altitude was far too warm for my comfort."

Pros: "Boarding and getting off the plane was fast"
Cons: "Our luggage space was occupied with bags from passengers from other rows."

Pros: "It was efficient"
Cons: "More comfortable"

Pros: "Eurowings is an average low-budget flight. But at least the equipment looked all right, and it was clean."
Cons: "No food or drink is included in the price, narrow seats."

Pros: "The crew was very attentive and personable during the flight."
Cons: "Our departure was delayed 2 hours because an unaccompanied minor was placed on the wrong flight--UA's fault. That began a domino effect of missed connections. When the landed, We were given little information on how to re-book and had to wait in several long lines. All told, 12 hour delay to Milan"

Pros: "The crew was welcoming and friendly. The choice of movies was awesome."
Cons: "The seat i was in had many stains on it and there was garbage under my seat. Someone needs to clean better... Also, need to look at passengers more closely as at least 2 still had cell phones on at take off"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly!"
Cons: "The plane smelled terrible - almost like one of the toilets had backed up."

Pros: "Very fast check in. No problems"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I felt safe on board... the cabin crew members at least got that right. The toilets were clean."
Cons: "Better entertainment system... better food and more courteous cabin crew members....."

Cons: "Everything, flight was super late, no explanation whatsoever,"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled, difficult rebooking."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "No frills but no dramas either. All efficient and friendly. Helped that there were many empty seats"

Cons: "Nothing except control for entertainment didn’t work"

Pros: "Boarded and departed gate on time. Efficient."
Cons: "Not the friendliest."

Pros: "It was ok"

Pros: "The plane was almost empty, I had a whole row for myself (albeit with very limited legroom)"
Cons: "Can't comment on food as it isn't provided with the basic fare."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Too late and not too much Information about that"

Pros: "On time flight and friendly staff"

Cons: "There was a change of name and the wrong name was changed. I very nearly didn’t get on the flight and had to pay extra fees to fly. I wasn’t aware I was booking with last minute.com, whom I have had issues with before. Worried about the return flights already."

Cons: "Another delayed Eurowings flight to Stuttgart with no information provided."

Pros: "The two staff I randomly meet and ask for questions"
Cons: "Stereo type staff unnecessarily and poor customer services from two ladies while I was leaving to exit. I didn’t know I should be escorted by them at that point and they were so rude on . They couldn’t even be nice and understand that I miss my flight."

Pros: "Staff at the airport (ticket counter and check-in) were very polite."
Cons: "The flight ran two hours late. They notified me via an email in German (I don't even speak German, and I made my reservation on the English site, so I would think they would send me notifications in English as well.) I missed my connection in Dusseldorf because of the delay, but was able to rebook for free at the ticket counter and they gave me a €10 voucher for dinner as well."

Pros: "Departure on time, arrival even earlier than scheduled. Great!"
Cons: "The boarding system in Olbia is chaotic. We were "boarded" to be kept in the building like cattle, then got into a bus waiting for about 20 min. before we were driven to the aircraft that was standing about 200 m from a gate where we could have boarded walking over. Very poor organization"

Cons: "Is there anything more to say?"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and punctual."
Cons: "Service and seat comfort not as by the same standard as Eurowings."

Pros: "Spacious seating for a budget airline."
Cons: "Nothing. All good."

Pros: "For a short flight, the trip was fine. No delays were experienced."
Cons: "The security line at Tegel airport was long. It took over 30 minutes get to the security scanner."

Pros: "legroom was ok but i paid for it"
Cons: "i somehow ended up having paid for a "meal" onboard, which consisted of half a sandwich (don't know why they thought mayonnaise went with cheddar), half a cup of coffee and a carton of water. Apparently that cost me 10 euros and it was something i should have unticked when reserving my seat. the flight was also delayed an hour with minimal apology."

Pros: "Flight was OK"
Cons: "Departure time was not as expected"

Pros: "Very nice plane with the most legroom I’ve ever had"
Cons: "The flight was delayed about an hour"

Cons: "I wasn’t offered any refreshments despite having pre-paid for it, onboard Wifi and entertainment did not work, cabin crew were no polite"

Cons: "- the staff member who was boarding patients at Glasgow airport (although not on the flight itself) was very rude and impatient. she seemed to be having a bad day - the light was delayed by approximately 45 mins"

Pros: "There was a slight delay, but the flight was easy and comfortable...enjoyable!"

Pros: "Efficient and reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "The drinks are absurdly overpriced. And I don't mean the alcoholic ones."

Cons: "Boarding setup was small and a lot of waiting due to multiple flights being boarded at same gate..."

Pros: "Not a good experience"
Cons: "1st delayed over 2'niurs. Missed connection. Next flight cancelled. Finally departed but also late. It was an all day/night ordeal to get from Berlin to Geneva."

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