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You cannot fly directly to Khao Lak. KAYAK recommends you fly to Phuket City (HKT) (64.3 km from Khao Lak). From there you can rent a car or get a taxi.
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Central Phuket City is 28 km away from Phuket City Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The plane was old and tatty I booked a window seat to actually get the window seat with no window. I had just come off another Emirates flight but this was old tatty plane, the seating squashed. The plane was delayed on the runway for around 40 mins but no announcement made, the stewards were unresponsive when people pressed the buzzer."
Cons: "I thought that may i find a gluten free food on airplane"
Pros: "Dinner was good, breakfast a bit ordinary"
Cons: "business class seats didn’t go flat/horizontal, which wasn’t great for a night flight. Would be good to have a fast track through customs... took about 30-40 minutes"
Cons: "Breakfast could have been a bit better"
Pros: "Emirates leg was good. Easy checkin and I think slightly large than usual seats."
Cons: "I bought a return from Emirates with the returning flight from Australia to London as a code share with Qantas. Qantas does not honour the e-ticekts from Emirates and will NOT allow you to preselect seats online. You have to hope for a good seat at airport checkin. Too bad, as I would have been prepared to pay extra for a seat upgrade."
Pros: "Great business class seats with lay flat seats, attentive staff, great drinks, wine, food, recent movies and lots of choices."
Cons: "No separate pre-boarding area for business and first class. Beginning of boarding wasn't announced"
Cons: "Food. And also seats. We r silver class and should have been assigned better seats."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, food was good and entertainment great. Space between front row seats in economy class was good."
Cons: "all good."
Cons: "Flight change"
Pros: "Nothing. It was worst."
Cons: "They bother me with my duty free gifts. You have to make some solutions"
Pros: "The overall experience was good."
Cons: "The non-veg food option was limited to a prawn dish only which may not be a good option for all. Should have a chicken or goat meat alternative."
Cons: "Excess baggage kilo rate is much more expensive than most airlines"
Pros: "Not much. The crew were bright and breezy. Ish."
Cons: "Emirates has applied EasyJet seat ramming techniques to its A380 business Class product. As a result even the spacious upper deck of an A380 feels cramped. The seat width in business Class is the same as economy so lying on your side to sleep is an impossibility for all but the diminutive or children. It’s hard to justify 4-5 times the economy fare to sit in such cramped ‘pile em high, sell em cheap’ seats. Breakfast served just before landing at LGW was honestly the most revolting meal I’ve ever been served onboard an aircraft, and I’ve flown Monarch. Less scrambled egg than puréed egg slops with gristly undercooked chicken sausages. Ryanair would blush at serving up such lousy fare. Emirates are paring back the ‘overheads’ in business Class and its starting to show. Cheapening the product (in every sense) might work for some but if I’m going to stump up thousands I think I’ll choose an airline that treats me less like self loading cargo in future."
Cons: "Same movies"
Pros: "The inflight crew was helpful, kind and efficient"
Cons: "Seat head cushion is not comfortable for short prople"
Pros: "Very impressed. Will definitely fly with them more often in the future. A little confused with the max weight of baggage. Website was not so soecific."
Cons: "A little confused with the max weight of baggage. Website was not so specific."
Pros: "Everything from baggage handling to food on aeroplane to deplaning"
Cons: "Long wait time at Bangalore Airport for receiving luggage"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Flight was good for a shorter range"
Cons: "I was supposed to get a room from Emirates since I had 15 hours stay in DXB but Emirates employees refused to give me room. F.Emal"
Cons: "Waiting for 4 hours for boarding due to silly mistake of agent for booking my ticket with wrong spelling & keep me on hold for hours & hours. will never recommend such site to others."
Cons: "We have booked two tickets separately. One for me and the other for my wife and kid. But we were travelling together. When we checkin, we told we need the seats together. But, they did not give the seat together. Also, our connection time was 2 hours for the next flight. To receive the baggage in the port of entry, it took more than 1 hour 15 mins in the carousel. After that we had to clear customs, change terminal and clear security in 45 mins to catch the next flight. It was really tough for us. They could have handled the baggage little efficiently."
Pros: "Flight crew was responsive and courteous."
Cons: "Seats are hard. Scrambled eggs were not edible."
Cons: "Rude and racist cabin crew!"
Pros: "Seat comfort Free booze"
Cons: "The fat guy farting in front of me"
Pros: "travel was pleasant"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and professional. I want to hightlight the exceptional quality of the meal served"
Pros: "It was very comfortable for a 14 hour flight."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that they ran our of my selection of breakfast. We were seated midway on the plane and my breakfast selection ran out before they got to my section."
Pros: "The best economy seating out there. Emirates still makes you feel like a person even though you are in economy. Unlike other airlines Emirates flight crew treats you very well, they are polite, the food is good and the seating is very comfortable. It makes a 16 hour flight pleasureable. Thank you Emirates!!!"
Pros: "The entertainment system had plenty of variety and choices."
Cons: "Very poor service, terrible food. Flight attendant spilled juice on me."
Pros: "From the top to the bottom, everything was excellent except for..."
Cons: "...the boarding, which was somewhat chaotic. An announcement was repeatedly made that the final boarding call for the flight had been issued, and suddenly the entire assembly of passengers waiting before the gate stood up en masse and moved toward the gate, where we ended up standing for twenty or so minutes while the passengers were boarded in sequence according to seat assignment. I'm certain that Emirates has a protocol for gate announcements, but one of their employees certainly didn't know what it was."
Pros: "I am sure I did this review on ce already!"
Cons: "Seats are bit congestive, but ok"
Cons: "The Business Class seats on the 777 are very narrow. Boarding the plane was tedious as it was far from the terminal and we had a long wait on the bus."
Pros: "Very few passengers on the plane allowing to use more space than normal"
Cons: "Shaking air over India for multiple hours which wasn't too pleasant but not the fault of the airline"
Pros: "Large room between seats in economy such that I could sit comfortably with my rather long legs"
Cons: "Inflight Entertainment System completely dead. Was offered a piece of chocolate from biz class. Haha."
Pros: "I was able to receive a vegan meal, though I didn't make an early request. The attendants were very kind and graceful. Thanks for the newspaper."
Cons: "Reliance on electronic entertainment"
Pros: "Warm hospitality and excellent service during connecting flights."
Cons: "when I arrived at seoul, incheon airport, I found that one of my gulf clubs was broken. it was the fist time that the golf club broken. I was so upset"
Pros: "The seat and the flight were very good."
Cons: "You need to do a better job of placing families together. I moved from my seat twice in this first flight because of poor seating choices you provided for families and young women. The first move was because a father wanted to sit next to his young son. The second was because a young women was uncomfortable sitting in a row of men. I started with an aisle seat but had to move to a middle seat through all of this. I gave up my comfort to ensure that other passengers were properly taken care of. You should only hope that others will be willing to do the same."
Pros: "Overall it was excellent."
Pros: "It wasn't a full flight and I was able to stretch out. The crew was also very nice. They had a lot of entertainment options."
Cons: "No food options even though a menu with 2 options was given"
Pros: "We left on time and boarding was quick"
Cons: "Horrible food, weird combinations."
Pros: "Allowed 2 suitcases per person, served food, new planes"
Cons: "Limited entertainment options"
Cons: "food could improve"
Pros: "Almost all"
Cons: "Narrow seats, packed plane, late departure, very late arrival. Very long lines at check in & not enough staff! Staff had trouble helping Israeli passengers, lack of language and flexibility"
Cons: "they didn't let us to take to the plabe both our small trolleys - showing us some unrealistic iron bars it should fit into. They promised to give it us with regular luggage in AMsterdam, but at the end both were lost!!! we were in short shirts in -7 frost !"
Cons: "i not recive my logich until now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Nice attendance, food"
Cons: "I got my suitcase after 4 days"
Pros: "Tha personal"
Cons: "Very happy and will fly again"
Pros: "Loved every thing!! Great flight"
Cons: "There was one economy counter to check in. It took very long"
Cons: "1 hr+ delay Many noisy orthodox families who do not quiet their kids. Slow flight attendants 1 booth for passport control in moscow"
Cons: "1 hour late, sitting in the plane in tel aviv, with no explanation whatsoever. Then when arrived to Moscow after plane taxiing, STILL 1 hour INSIDE THE PLANE without letting the people out!!! I Missed my train and I will have to stay a night in moscow for nothing!! Horrible experience. I will never in my life fly aeroflot again."
Pros: "nice planes and good service"
Cons: "the same special meel three times! back and forth... and + They do not stick to the schedule!"
Pros: "The pilot is good"
Cons: "On both flights the crew was bad. The chair is uncomfortable. There was a delay of more than an hour in the serving of food and an hour's delay in clearing the garbage. When I turned to the stewardess there was no proper answer. Next time I will consider twice if ill flying with Aeroflot."
Cons: "The line to checkin was THE LONGEST checking line that I have ever seen. Perhaps it was because the flight took off on Vriday afternoon when most Israei,I don't work snd there were an inadequate number of checkin clerks. But that is NO EXCUSE. I have also never been on a p,and with so many small children....who were VERY noisy. You should seat them all in one section, curtained off from other passengers. It was an unpleasant experience."
Cons: "screen not functioning should not serve meat or chicken with kosher meals this week through Tuesday, August 1. Period of mourning and kosher people don't eat meat or poultry during this period. Served fish on first leg from NY. That was good. sorry, this report is for return flight"
Cons: "Was late Food not good Screrns are so bad"
Pros: ",very good servis"
Pros: "Comfort and entertaining"
Cons: "Problems with baggage ."
Cons: "A delay in the first flight caused us to lose our continued flight to Phuket and were stuck in Moscow 24 hours"
Pros: "It was quite comfortable and pleasant, will fly again for sure."
Cons: "Food can be improved. Other then that, all was fine."
Cons: "Very cramped chairs very small spaces between chairs very uncomfortable. Very poor entertainment program. Very impolite crew uncultured do not know basic respect. Will never fly aeroflot againand will warn my friends."
Cons: "I got woken up for food"
Pros: "Great flight, great service, great people. I will definitely fly with Aeroflot again."
Pros: "The in flight service and check in were excellent."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and postponed no info was given."
Pros: "The seats are spacious and there is a pillow and blanket for everyone. I had no trouble storing my bag in the overhead compartment and I was happy to learn I didn't have to pay extra for two suitcases."
Cons: "The food was terrible. The movie and tv selection was not to my liking."
Cons: "2 hour delay. Big wait for the restrooms. Food very bad"
Cons: "Food is horibble"
Cons: "i've seen better"
Pros: "Great crew, new facilities and very friendly"
Pros: "Nice crrew and nice plan.nothing bad to say"
Cons: "The kosher food was horrible the same road and it tasted horrible"
Cons: "Small plane and no entertainment. Food is bland and meal options not changed for at least 3 months. For a frequent traveller that is bad."
Cons: "No intertament"
Pros: "Entertainment system and food services are great on Turkish"
Cons: "Turkish Airline does not allow carry on over 8 kg even though flight was half empty and it was brand new Boeing 373-800 with large luggage spaces."
Cons: "Vegetarian meal was bad!!"
Pros: "Was very pleasantly surprised. Thought there would be a problem because they did not at first seem to have a vegan option upon making a special request ahead of time, but it turned out that if you're vegan you can specify you wish to have a vegetarian meal that does not have dairy (no cheese, etc.) and has no eggs in it, either! Thanks for having this type of meal instead of the meat option!"
Cons: "Flight was too short, was sad when it ended, ha, ha, ha!!! It was like being on vacation even before the trip started, and before getting there!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "the crew was very kind and professional"
Cons: "the food served on board"
Pros: "All the flights were on time"
Cons: "We ask for one vegetarian food and they hadn't and the normal food was very poor"
Cons: "plane from tel aviv to moscow could have been better"
Cons: "I had to cancel the flight, but i couldn't receive any refund at all!"
Cons: "I had to cancel the flight, but i couldn't receive any refund at all!"
Pros: "On time good service"
Cons: "The audio system was not working despite system restart"
Cons: "cabin a bit too hot"
Pros: "they were very accomadating and nice"
Pros: "I like the fact that Kayak is not only not hiding or witholding any fees and strings attached, but also goes a step further and saves the cutomer time by comparing to other travel sites just so that the customer feels he is getting the best possonle fare. Also it is worth mentioning that kyak is the only website i have found that has usefull search parameters in their filters, is seems like the competition is folwing Kayak's lead but is not quite there yet. I have found that Google Flights and others are not necessarily looking out for the best customer experience as you might often get stuck with a 20 hour layover without the customer noticing it."
Cons: "The only thing i think is rather elementary that youcould improve is to make sure that when a flight departs at 12:00AM or later please make sure the system calles is the "following day of the week" for example: if a flight departs 12:00AAM or later on monday morning (even though it is technically sunday night) than that ticket offering should say: Departure, Monday (morning) at 12:00Am (or 12:01AM or 01:00AM as maybe the case)."
Pros: "The flights were on time, the food and service were great and the flight attendants were very nice"
Pros: "that it took my to my destination."
Cons: "The screen was not working, there was no ice chips the stewardess wasnt friendly"
Pros: "Was good and easy"
Cons: "I eat only kosher and the kosher meals were horrible"
Pros: "The crew took care of their passengers' needs throughout the flight with plenty of food and drinks."
Cons: "My headphones or speaker did not work on my TV so I was unable to watch any movies. It was difficult to sleep as I was woken up to see if I wanted food or drink"
Pros: "Prompt departures and arrivals"
Cons: "Lack of leg space and the food"
Pros: "Decent airline food, good entertainment options, pleasant and patient crew members"
Cons: "Crowded flight, marginally comfortable seats, meals served at weird times"
Pros: "Crew were very helpful and friendly"
Pros: "I reached safe and the flight was smooth with minimal turbulence. I did not interact much with the crew but they did their job as usual."
Cons: "The food was not good. I had ordered low calorie and I got uncooked chicken and uncooked vegetables"
Pros: "The business class lounge at Abu dabi the cabin crew"
Cons: "The cabin crew rudeness was unbearable"
Pros: "first class service. Extra blanket, mealtime is anytime, seats recluned fully"
Cons: "no first class kit with socks. My feet get cold on the plane and the socks would have helped"
Pros: "Crew exceptionally great ."
Cons: "Abu Dhabhi airport."
Pros: "Food was good."
Pros: "The crew is very friendly and pay attention to details. The layover of < 2 hours is perfect."
Pros: "On time, entertainment, friendly crew"
Cons: "Seat comfort was HORRIBLE on 777. Next leg on A320 was tons better."
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "Horrible food and beverages The crew will never serve a Diet Coke with ice come what may. If asked a lot they will give you a tiny serving mostly without ice. They will never give you a meager can. Ublebeliavable."
Cons: "Food is not good, poor quality."
Pros: "The leg room on the economy seats is good"
Cons: "The entertainment options are not enough"
Pros: "Have more space between seats"
Pros: "The flight itself was actually just fine- comfortable even in economy."
Cons: "My bag was delayed in Abu Dhabi. On its return, my laptop- that I had been forced to check- had been stolen... Not necessarily Etihad's fault, but so far their customer support has been almost non-existent."
Pros: "Everything. Very accommodating."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "Entertainment could be improved in terms of choices."
Pros: "It was such a relief to leave India. Abu Dhabi was a clean and modern airport and it was clear that Etihad had a major role in this. The gate was busy, but everything was smooth and accommodating. Boarded my flight and slept in the clouds for an easy 9 hr flight."
Cons: "I am unable to eat meat or bread(gluten). There was a meatless option, but it was all bread. It would be nice to have some mixed nuts and an extra piece of fruit. Dates would've been great!"
Pros: "good service,"
Cons: "bags did not make it to final destination and were stuck in abu dhabi. we landed on sunday and did not get our bags until tuesday. we had a very long layover so unclear as to why our bags did not make it on to the flight. it was a big inconvenience"
Pros: "The crew were good and accommodating, this was the only positive."
Cons: "the Food is the worst ever, i had better experience on an economy class with a budget airliner. on the 4 sectors i had with Etihad, it was breakfast menu no matter what time it was and it was the same choices which had to do with a form of eggs. i opted not to be served. the plane is old, seat is not functioning well, entertainment screen was not touch and had to be operated with the remote which was not working. really it was a huge disappointment. may be Etihad reserve their good stuff for the European and American sectors. I will never fly Etihad business unless I have no choice."
Pros: "Mostly punctual. Efficient staff service. Appropriate amount of food and drink served."
Cons: "On my journey to Abu Dhabi the flight departure was delayed by an hour. Otherwise it was efficient - and on my return journey. The seating is uncomfortable - lack of leg room. Tv monitors are a little dull so hard to see. Food isn't that nice."
Pros: "Selection of movie and TV shows could have been better"
Cons: "Selection of movies could be better"
Pros: "All crew members were 5 star and so friendly! They checked many times on everyone, coming along with water often."
Cons: "The attendant who checked me at Delhi airport informed that the flight to Abu Dbabi to Istanbul was a full flight and therefore the only option was to have a seat in the middle. However, near the end of my flight I went to the bathroom and noticed there were MANY open seats with more than a handful of people that had a whole row to themselves. I wonder where she got her information because what she shared with me was totally false and I am totally appaled. very old on flight - dress warm!"
Pros: "Nothing was good"
Cons: "Air hostess were very rude. Her name is Iliana , none of them have name tags on. I guess that will he the first thing any passengers would expect. Food was not served as per the menu. They gave away whay ever they wish. To ask for water we had to request 4-5 times. The air hostess Iliana was bumping constanly into us, and does not even have courtesy of apologising. Because of her I could not even sleep for a second in the plane. Iliana is very racist. When multi cultural people are around, it a common sense that we have to talk in a language which is understandable by every one. She was speaking in the local language, and messing around with the fellow passengers for a small issue. She is definitely not fit as an air hostess, if she is there as a racist. there was another air hostess who as shouting at us to book business class if we need to order individually. A kid beside me was asking for an ice cream if we had a chance of purchasing it, like we do in domestic airlines. When I was requesting for the ice cream, she mentioned it thrice to book a ticket in business class. Rude absolutely very very rudeeeee. Untolerable service.....worst really worst service. There was no blanket and ear plugs kept on my seat, I request iliana thrice for blanket and ear plugs, she was like i will give you after I serve everyone, but I never had one through out my journey. This is how Eithad has trained their air hostess to handle passengers. seriously I will never ever choose eithad."
Cons: "horrible flight attendants. no one offered me a drink once and it took a horrendous amount of time once i got up and asked"
Cons: "The flight is a 777 or 787. This is the flight has cramped up legroom in economy. It's a 17 hour flight and the aircraft is not comfortable at all in economy. The food is a hot or a miss. They have 3 items on the menu but chances are by the time they get to you they run out of the non veg options and you are stuck eating dal and pulav. Flight attendants on the flight were okay, not super helpful if you are traveling in economy"
Pros: "I like the Menue idea. I like the service. The food was served frequently."
Cons: "I didn't like the flight. It was old and smelly. The crew was also not so polite. I asked them for Kids meal when i booked the flight but later in the flight it was not available."
Pros: "Give more food options"
Pros: "the journey, staff and overall experience"
Cons: "Too cold in the airplane"
Cons: "Too cold in the airplane"
Pros: "Loved the cabin crew, they were friendly, helpful and attentive despite a very long journey from Chicago to Islamabad."
Cons: "One piece of luggage was is banged up that there is a large dent and the handle no longer closes...unfortunately one of the best peices of luggage. Limited staff for such a filled flight, despite their best efforts service suffered. Need a seperate section for families with children. Face mask might be offered to passangers who coughed much of the journey causing concern about sharing germs in air that is already still. Food and toilet areas were smelly towards end of flight."
Cons: "Overbooking Confirmed flight and seats gets cancelled when you half way of your journey and left with no choice. Airports and call center staff is rude, no response when my luggage was missing I will never fly with etihad again."
Pros: "Crew service was OK,"
Cons: "They make too much fussy about the ledge weight even it was few Lbs. over. they select the worse sits in the plane for my family. Very last row of sits. the worse site in the plane. even though we were the first in the line during the checking. This was the first time was with Etihad."
Cons: "I did not receive my bag on time. I landed in Bahrain at 9:45 pm and had to wait in Bahrain till 2:30 am to recieve my bag. Where I was supposed to be at home in Khobar by 11:30 pm."
Pros: "I like the crew but at Abu Dhabi airport custmer service is poor I lost my scarf at airplane it was too complicated to get it and I was running out of time so I left it"
Cons: "I did not like the food now befor it was good it seems it is for vegetarians only it was Ramadan and they should take. care of that overall it is a good air line mostly I travel with Etihad seats are smaller"
Pros: "The email info The on board entertainment The food The delivery of luggage due to change of planes"
Cons: "3 hours delay without information Seat size Leg room"
Cons: "On flight, the staff seemed to care little for even the smallest of request. On a 15 hr flight from Abu Dabhi to Chicago, I asked twice for coffee, once for juice and once for sandwich, and each time the staff told me to wait, once they were busy, once they were going to serve food in 45 minutes and once the sandwich was put away (I repeat, "put away"). My wife asked for mango juice, and they said, they do not have any left, they only had apple and orange juice. Within 10 min when they replenished the cart, they had mango juice. It seems that they were just plain lazy to do even to cater to the smallest request."
Cons: "I wouldn't fly Etihad again because they lost my bags twice"
Cons: "Your airline lost my baggage. I missed my connecting flight in Paris to Bordeaux and had to pay 200 euros to get another flight. I am very disappointed"
Cons: "Long flight and service was not that good."
Pros: "Loved the flight from New York to Abu Dhabi great food great seats even in economy and great service as usual. one of the best flights i have taken"
Pros: "There is no single thing to like. Flight is delayed rudiculously and the seating is pathetic. Not a single penny worth for the money we spent.. Etihad sucks.."
Cons: "There is no single thing to like. Flight is delayed rudiculously and the seating is pathetic. Not a single penny worth for the money we spent.. Etihad sucks.."
Pros: "I really are very satisfied."
Cons: "Flight got cancelled at JFK..No food voucher or hotel voucher given.. No assistance in getting to near by airport for rescheduled flight. Flight has been cancelled 2 times already. Stuck in New york from last one day. Ethihad needs to do more for international passengers to help them find an accommodation at least. There was nobody to help or a distress center available at JFk airport."
Cons: "It was Jet airlines, not ethihad.."
Pros: "The food is great and my flight wasn't too crowded."
Cons: "Someone behind me had a nightmare and was kicking my chair violently. It was very scary. No one from the airline checked on him or me."
Pros: "The flight attendants were particularly cheerful and helpful on this leg of the flight. I asked for decaf coffee, not realizing that was for first class only, but the attendant remembered my request, sought it out and brought it to me in spite of all the orders being made around her. And all with a smile."
Cons: "Again, the narrow seats! I feel sorry for anyone extra tall or carrying a few extra pounds. I don't know how they breathe!"
Pros: "For economy class, it was really good. Better than most other carriers I've been on in economy."
Cons: "Not a very orderly boarding procedure. Kind of a cattle call with everyone coming at once."
Cons: "Food, WiFi on airplane."
Pros: "Excellent crew and food"
Cons: "Most uncomfortable seat I’ve ever had"
Pros: "The crew was courteous and efficient."
Cons: "Ordered kosher food, meh. Could have used a little more leg room because I am 6 feet tall."
Pros: "Nothing except that it got me safely to my destination"
Cons: "Food was terrible and there was a long human hair in my beef. Entertainment was one thing only, and it was in Hebrew with Hebrew subtitles. Bathroom was out of TP, not very clean. Crew was abrupt and service was very limited, with one having to walk to the galley for coffee or tea after the meal."
Pros: "nice plane, cheery staff"
Cons: "Flight was 40 minutes late"
Pros: "the crew was very helpful and the new plane was great."
Cons: "There should be more movie options, as well as TV programs."
Cons: "Delay, food, entertainment"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Seating atrocious. Considering there first. Was given row 40 then at boarding was moved to 55. 6 rows from back. As domeone who suffers epilepsy and cancer and other health issues it was unpleasant sitting amidst lots of noisy children. I asked hostess if there were two seats up front was told “absolutely not” during flight i went and sat at back on crews seat just to make it easier was told to get off not permitted. Then i gave up. I fly a lot for work but wont be flying Thai again. Sorry disappointing. Ps I told crew member anout health issues and she was not interested. So cheers."
Cons: "Storage is too small for trolley or even a computer bagpack"
Pros: "Crew and boarding and price"
Cons: "Charging got coffee is a bit much. NO foot room"
Pros: "the part I liked was that the plane didn't crash."
Cons: "other than the pilot doing his job, the experience of flying on this flight (operated by Arkia) wasn't up to any basic standards. this began when the boarding started - we were escorted to our busses which was to take us to the plane itself. however there was no bus. apparently the bus was right around the corner but its perfectly aligned stop near the doors was hindered by a truck that took about a third of the spot. so for some reason instead of simply allowing passengers to walk 3 meters, we had to stand in a small inclosed area for about 15 min with no seats for the older people. once we actually boarded it was chaos. people stuffed their luggage in the overheads in such a way that they didn't close, couldn't find their seats and we're stuck in the isle waiting for others to find a place for their luggage. this happens, sure, but there was no staff in sight to assist and instead they were on the microphone telling people to clear the isle and sit down, like we're on a bus... why not have people board the plane in groups and areas? the bus did two rounds of bringing people to the plane anyway, why not do this smartly and devide passengers into boarding groups, for our and the staffs ease? Finally everyone were in their seats and the plane took off. this is a very short flight of 45 min. and I understand it's a low cost company but during almost half of the flight you just hear the staff on the speakers reading out commercials, offering to buy cigarettes and whatever, telling how they have the best prices(!). finally we land, and instead of requesting everybody remain in their seats until the doors open, like the staff does on every single flight I've ever been on in my life, the guy on the mic says some stupid joke. TLDR : the whole flight felt like it was operated and staffed by teenagers, and not the responsible and bright kind. I am very happy we arrived safe because the staff made me doubt the pilots abilities as well. nothing to say about the passengers, they're israeli so anyone who has flown with them know what it feels like. just put your headphones in, it'll be over soon."
Pros: "They found an aisle seat for me even though I said it wasn't all that important....very nice of them, plane and service were great, stewerdesses were very nice. Plenty of leg room!!"
Cons: "nothing, all was very professional"
Pros: "All was cool!"
Cons: "All was ok, flight was a bit late, but fine"
Pros: "I liked the landing that put me out from my misery of the awful experience"
Cons: "I will never fly with them again , 2 hours of security at 5 AM in israel ! And 2 and half hours of screening us in italy just because im a Jew and my wife is not , theu seperetaed us and ask us question to proof our 7 years of marriage for an hour and a half ! Then open our bags , and went throw item item for another hour , touching our underwear and dildos infront of everyone in the airport, hello!!!! Humiliation!!!! "Lucky" we came 3 hours before our flight , obvieslly had no time to shop at duty free. The food (blinches if you can call it food) was descusting! Nasty , took 1 bite and it was nasty , The airplain was old and was playing 1 movie in Hebrew, what the hell !!!"
Cons: "8 hour delay. No information. Crew turned off the screens and refused to give people information. Hungry screaming children. No compensation. Couldn't even get water on the flight more than one time. Television was a small screen. Volume didn't work. Only four channels and one was the map. Spend your money elsewhere. El Al has a lot of growing up to do. I've flown all over the world with multiple carriers. This was by far the worst. They're profoundly more expensive than other carriers to Tel Aviv. They could do a lot better than this!"
Cons: "In your website it was not specified that this wad a low cost flight. More expanses were required on check in. There were many passengers that felt misleaded."
Pros: "On time fabulous service great processes"
Cons: "Should serve beer"
Cons: "That the passengers left such a mess and I felt sad, over all a great fought."
Cons: "El Al has a draconian carry on limit of 8 KG, which they enforce strictly. The also do not allow a personal item in addition to the carry on. This is extremely inadequate and will prevent me from flying El Al in the future."
Cons: "Check in was inefficient. I was assigned a seat and I was flying with my mom and we asked to be placed together and they said we'd have to pay to sit together. Boarding started on time but then on the plane was a disaster. It took an inordinate amount of time to board and get everyone seated. I was sitting the back of the plane and there wasn't enough overhead cabin space for bags since they back areas were filled with other equipment. The seats were horribly uncomfortable - between by legs getting smashed because of non existent leg room and with the chair itself just being awful. The room was so inadequate that the person sitting next to me was basically in my space unintentionally. There was no entertainment for a 4 hour flight which was awful. It was overall one of the worst flying experiences."
Pros: "Nice service"
Cons: "Dinner was a sandwich"
Pros: "צוות הדיילים היה נהדר, סבלני, חייכן ומסייע"
Cons: "מערכת ההקרנה היתה מקולקלת. הסאוונדנלא מסונכרן עם הוידאו. לכן אי אפשר היה לצפות בסרט"
Pros: "Mechanical problems, grounded in montreal for 4 hours, no food or water or air conditioner. Antique entertainment system. Sad part is I live in Montreal and I wasn't allowed to get off the plane, I had to sit on for an extra 4 hours and then fly to Toronto only to get on another flight back to Montreal, because of dumb Quebec beauracy, And pathetic élal incompetent management."
Cons: "The check-in line and counters were not divided by flights, it was chaotic, and I almost missed my flight. The crowd was disrespectful and the staff not helpful. Only when it was clear that people would miss their flights, did a staff member help them to get through. I almost missed my flight, and had an unpleasant experience. I will make every effort to avoid flying with El Al"
Pros: "the website is impossible to use when it comes to prepaying luggage. very omplex."
Pros: "I dont normally complain and almost never give a negative review but to many things went wrong on my round trip flying elal. Firstly i took a backrow seat hopeing for some more space unfortunately the way the plain was set up there was an obstical behind my chair and i could recline there was no leg room and the seat was dirty i fell asleep and missed all the meals and the screen on my chair was broken so no entertainment. On the flight back i made sure to get a exit seat but i was aganist the window and the bottem of the plane door gave me less room than a normal seat the tray is stowed one the side of the seat and it was in a filthy compartments sorry guys i dont ever want to fly with you guys again 9 hours of this was just to much."
Pros: "Food was ok, cabin crew friendly, price is reasonable"
Cons: "1. Boarding was through the bus under the rain 2. Departure was delayed because bus driver couldn't get to the boarding position due to poor coordination with ground crew 3. Total flight delay was 1.5 hours (missed connection) 4. Some passenger announcements (including connection information) were made only in Hebrew (had to ask for English translation) 5. The only El Al lounge in TLV closes at night (even though no "business hours" posted) and you can't get there if you come early or have long connection in TLV 6. El Al ticketing desk in AMS refused to help with changing ticket caused by _delay of their flight_ and sent me to the connecting airline (I had single connecting ticket)"
Cons: "Took an hour to get stewardess's attention. Finally when did get attention, was told not during being served that someone would return after. No one ever did. Called over supervisor to notify that 6 of thirteen video channels had sound only, no picture. She said she would see what she could do. She left and never came back. There were 2 aggressive passengers on the flight that I saw and they got what they asked for. Is that what this airline would like to pride themselves in improving. Other issues too, but do not want to state a list of grievences. " Tired and disappointed.""
Pros: "The food was very good. The seating in coach was fair."
Cons: "It is a nuisance having to take a shuttle bus from the terminal to the plane and climbing stairs carrying carry on luggage to board."
Cons: "Everything. Never fly El Al again. I will tell all my friends who will tell all of their friends"
Pros: "In flight crew are great"
Cons: "The light was out at my seat, & I couldn't read, & the staff said they couldn't fix it. There was no menu for the tv, & the majority of the movies were in French with Hebrew subtitles, unwatchable for this English-only person. This was a 15 hour flight. They fed us a tiny tasteless breakfast as soon as we got on & brought nothing around for seven hours! Just before they served dinner, I walked back to ask when they were serving & found they had tuna sandwiches in the galley, However, THEY NEVER TOLD ANYONE ABOUT IT!!! I fly to Israel twice a year, & this was my first unpleasant trip with El-Al. I think I deserve compensation. Thank you. Harriet"
Pros: "Food was okay; make any diet"
Cons: "The worst part of this whole ordeal is that we paid for an El Al flight but were serviced by a completely different airline; very disappointing and deceptive. The airline "Prestige operated our flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv. The air plane and the crew were NOT el Al. The airline Prestige had an older aircraft with no TVs, entertainment for kids, the crew was not El Al for an overseas transatlantic flight VERY poor...on the return flight from Tel Aviv the same airline and aircraft operated by Prestige airlines was utilized and this time the ordeal turned into a nightmare. During take off from Tel Aviv as the plane was gaining speed to go into the air one of the tires blew and we almost had a catastrophe on the runway. We were on the runway for 2 hours and then deboarded; waited in TLV airport for 8 hours before taking flight on an actual El Al plane. The point that needs to be made is to verify that you are taking an actual EL Al plane NOT a partner airline....the airplanes on an actual El AL fight are accommodating and offer good service, food and entertainment (which is much needed on a transatlantic flight; especially if traveling with children)."
Pros: "I like the safety procedures that were performed before boarding the plane. I feel safe on el al. The boarding was on time. The 777 was MUCH better than the plane on which we flew to tel Aviv. That was flight 28. We were dreading getting on the flight home, but this was much better."
Cons: "The seats do not give enough leg room. I'm only 5' 3". I actually have leg discomfort even now, almost 24 hours after the flight. also, the hot meals are okay, but the cold meals are not very good. My whole family left most of that meal on their trays. the flight on the way to tel Aviv, flight 28 was poor in every category. So at least, this flight number 27 was better."
Cons: "Plane left late and arrived late. As a result we missed our connecting flight and, because of the impending typhoon in Hong Kong, had to be rerouted via Auckland on Air New Zealand. As a result it took us an extra 24 hours to get home."
Cons: "El Al is the main airline at TLV airport, yet the line for check-in for them is the worst-organized line i have ever witnessed. They should do what every other airline is doing to improve queues, instead of abandoning passengers to a chaotic process."
Pros: "Friendly crew Helpful crew Good choice of movies"
Cons: "Had a 12:30 AM flight and when I arrived at the airport they told me the flight was 4 and a half hours delayed with no explanation I later found out they are at the bottom of the list for on time flights I wound up having to pay for an additional day of parking at the airport. Boarding was disorganized. Everybody just rushed ahead. It was a mob scene with no calling by rows or groups."
Pros: "Once we were on the plane, the ride was very smooth and in-flight staff were very nice."
Cons: "First of all, I had a terrible time checking in with the App - it did not work and so I had to check in at the airport. However, if you don't check in with the check-in kiosks at the airport, you get charged extra. I have an older passport that does not have the capability of scanning at a check-in kiosk. The staff was unapologetic and despite the app and kiosk problems, made me pay to check in. Additionally, I tried to add bags on the app the day before the flight. Because the App wasn't working, it did not record one of the bags I wanted to check and we were forced to pay $70 (twice the online price) for that extra bag despite the fact that it was Up's fault for having a malfunctioning app. I understand this is a budget airline, but I have never had problems like this with EasyJet or Ryanair staff."
Pros: "Nothing, it was the worst flight of my life"
Cons: "First, El Al contracted the flight out to Israair so all the boarding passes had to be reprinted. It appears that there was a change of plans also. We boarded the plane 30 minutes after the scheduled departure. Then, we sat on the tarmac for 90 minutes waiting for "permission from Kiev to take off". Never heard of that before! When drinks and snacks were served, the cart never stopped in my row, it just kept going! Lastly, the crew was unable to control the passengers (religious Israeli's going to a religious site in Ukraine). Constant standing in the aisle even when the seatbelt sign was on. Upon touchdown, half of the passengers left their seats and took their luggage from the overhead bins and made a rush for the front door. With the plane sitll rolling on the main runway! A serious safety violation. This really was a flight from hell."
Pros: "The free water lol /I came late and I made it its a good system"
Cons: "Passangers were allowed to take more hand luggage than indicated, making everything crowded. Beef was sweet, so it served as dessert, too. And then the toilets were off limits becasue men were standing and praying, and the area was "off limits." It's been ten years since I last flew El Al - and the sort (under four hours) flight reminede me why I've been avoiding it. Will continue to do so"
Pros: "Honestly everything was fine but one cabin crew member, I wish I would have taken her name!"
Cons: "All I wanted water and she made such a big deal about it and it is really unacceptable behavior from any one providing service. What I remember of our conversation: Me: "Can I have some water?" Employee: "I just can't right now, I just can't!!" (a little rude) Me: "No worries when ever you can" Employee: "You can come and crab it yourself" (okay tone) Me: "Well you said you would be right back with a new bottle of water" Employee: "Well I did! You must have not been here! Maybe my friend came here too!" Me thinking: Where did I go? to the park that is in first class? I hope the airline reads this and addresses it!"
Pros: "relatively comfortable seat; on time flight."
Cons: "The entertainment is limited and not personal. Security check before check in was terrible and too long."
Pros: "Israeli security"
Cons: "Plane is dense, the "entertainment" is on outdated screens. Food is mediocre, electric outlets didn't work and i got "well, try to hold it with your knees (for the 11 hour flight). Customer service does not exist (feel free to contact them on the website, no one will get back to you) In other words - never again, i'd rather spend a few extra bucks and get a better experience."
Cons: "40 minutes flight without food or any kind of entertainment- nothing to say..."
Cons: "The seats were made out of wood! Their back felt just like a solid surface. The food is terrible. They served a tiny trey with all the meal condenced on it and the main dish "pasta bolognese" wasnt all that good."
Pros: "Enough leg room even in economy"
Cons: "Entertainment is antiquated. Should be in a museum"
Pros: "The crew was nice and helpful"
Cons: "The multimedia system and reading lights were not working which-left us with no way to entertain ourselfs throughout the whole flight. The food in my opinion was very bad."
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