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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 35m.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "I had no vegetarian dinner"
Pros: "Good entertainment, movies ,etc... Helpful crew"
Cons: "Very long lines and delayed boarding"
Cons: "At boarding they went in two stages. First stage they called people to board by category first people that needed more time then families with small children etc. HOWEVER, the put all of us in an intermediate room and the door to the gate was closed. They passed everyone so when the gate door opened everyone were trying to get to the gate and there was no order. That was stupid to say the least. Turkish could have waited the couple of minutes needed to get the gate open!!! and save the hassle!"
Pros: "almost everything"
Cons: "Old entertainment system with no choice of movies"
Pros: "Again the service was amazing and great food in a 2 hr flight"
Pros: "It was a traumatic flight"
Cons: "The security check in Istanbul was humiliating and I haven’t received this kind of check in my life specially in a connection flight! In a disturbing way the check was in the gate only and includes separation between man and whomen then examination of our bodies with human hands , opening our bag , no shoes etc."
Cons: "Once again they were late to arrive to my connection (with them), we had to run to the gate, still had to wait for boarding, and when i got to Tel-Aviv i found out that one of my suitcases was left behind !!!"
Pros: "Service great."
Cons: "Seats were three across very cramped and uncomfortable."
Cons: "the food is a bit tastless"
Cons: "Same thing happen with the kosher meal on the second flight."
Pros: "The landing."
Cons: "My special meal had been canceled."
Cons: "My flight tonight (0078) from MIA to Istanbul was delayed by over 5 hours. I am traveling with an infant and it has been IMPOSSIBLE to get anyone to help us. Finally, someone at the airport helped in re-booking our flights but I have yet to have anyone give me an answer regarding compensation! In addition, we are traveling with an infant which isn't easy but we had the bassinet seat on our original flight. Now it's sold out for the flight tomorrow and no one will assist in trying to help get us better seats. I understand things are out of your companies control but being in an airport with an 18-month baby isn't easy and no one in this company has made this crazy travel schedule easier. I would like someone to call me back or email me with something that could maybe be done to help us! No one at the call center will help!"
Pros: "wonderful staff."
Cons: "there was a delay we were not told about, we left an hour late, but we're not told anything, this is problematic as you pass through a second round of security to sit by the gate and can't even go to the rest room with out repeating the check. the landing was very rough but no ones falt"
Pros: "The food was good. The seats were comfortable, could have used a bit more leg room. Entertainment was great."
Cons: "The stewardesses weren't very friendly. and seemed bothered if i asked for ice in my drink or a blanket. Customer service agents were very hard to understand."
Cons: "Delay 1 hour!"
Pros: "Food good movie selections and Nice staff"
Pros: "Food and comfort was great."
Cons: "Israel requires them to close bathrooms forvlast 30 minutes but there was no warning. So when tried to go 30 before landing had to wait until we landed."
Pros: "Fine, short flight overall. Crew was good, airplane comfortable, and the boarding process was fine."
Cons: "I expected more substantial dinner; perhaps because the one in the Venice-Istanbul flight was. The latter flight got beef/pasta choice, whereas the former one a tuna-fish sandwich."
Pros: "Same as above"
Pros: "The quality of their team"
Pros: "Was GREAT. Comfortable, great food, service, flight attendants were very AWESOME... THANKS!"
Pros: "Flight attendance service is great"
Cons: "Boarding process too complicated with several security check points make the travel more difficult"
Pros: "good entertainment system good legroom new airplane"
Cons: "lowered the food standards compared to previous flights flight was late"
Cons: "Again the take off was late in 45 min. Leg room could be better. Was very tight for my hight, 185 cm."
Pros: "Aside from the crew and their patience, nothing"
Cons: "Everything aside from the crew"
Pros: "Onboard service was good. Ben Gurion airport services were excellent."
Cons: "Departure was late by an hour which made me miss my connection. Because of this: I had to purchase a visa @$70 US Airport service in Istanbul was very bad. It took 2 hours before anyone would actually help me to organize my next flight to Milan. By the time I arrived in Milan, my family had left worried sick not knowing what happened to me. I then had to find a bus to take me to Lugano, another 25 Euros, and not to mention all the stress to me and my family. I then decided not to put myself through the same situation on my way back to Tel Aviv and purchased new ticket with another Airline company. Overall, the whole experience was a nightmare."
Pros: "Food, entertainment wery friendly staff"
Cons: "It was to hot in the airplane"
Pros: "There wasn't anything particularly special about this flight to make it stand out from other airlines. It was just a short 2 hour flight and had everything you needed."
Cons: "At check in, the agent said she had put me in the exit row, but I was actually just behind it."
Pros: "On my way back my flight before was delayed. When i arrived to the flight people were still boarding but i was told that they knew my flight delayed therefore they aold my ticket."
Cons: "I run to the flight and fall on the way and they didnt even have a first aid kit at the gate, and they sold my ticket!!!"
Pros: "Excellent and cooperative staff. It was a smooth flight."
Pros: "Included meal and entertainment"
Cons: "AC only on for takeoff and landing. Not much water so became very dehydrated and overly warm."
Cons: "The fact the airline didn't compensate us even though we missed our connection flight"
Cons: "There is no free Wi Fi on Ataturk airport. They claim 2 hours, but it doesn't support Croatian 385 country access nr."
Cons: "Checked bag got ruined, servie was terrible"
Cons: "My Luggage did not make it, I don't have any information about it :) Lot of people did not get their Luggage"
Cons: "There e was NO Turkish air representative on the ground upon arrival. We needed a wheel chair the it was not arranged."
Pros: "The food and service"
Cons: "Connecting flight did not have my luggage from previous flight."
Pros: "Service, food and the entertainment system was great"
Pros: "Free food and movies for a 1.5 hour flight, amazing!!"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Crew ...kosher food! All good."
Cons: "No isle seat...."
Cons: "The Turkish Airlines JFK airport staff was among the most disorganized, rude, unhelpful group of staff I've ever encountered. I will never book with this company again."
Cons: "We were flying to JFK from TLV via IST. First flight was canceled and then re-scheduled after landing we were stuck for more than 3 hours inside airplane in Istanbul, then we were stuck inside the plane for 6 hours !!!!! Nightmare"
Cons: "Always delays with this airline! The service is poor and they do not even hide their hate for israelíes ."
Pros: "There was enough space between seats and it felt wery comfortable. The food was good."
Pros: "The food was very good and the crew were great."
Cons: "Due to security concerns and having to go through security again, the flight was delayed."
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "Seats, entertainment, crew attitude"
Pros: "Seat was OK"
Pros: "Relatively fast flight"
Cons: "No entertainment or perks at all. And the worst thing was that before flight, they closed us in an insulated gate especially for flights to Tel Aviv, something made out of the 1980’s with a small kiosk with cold sandwiches and “espresso” from an automatic machine, if we knew this is the case, we at least would’ve bought something to eat before entering the 80’s terminal/gate."
Pros: "Crew was ok. Had to manage difficult passengers."
Cons: "No entertainment. Average food. Little space for legs."
Cons: "Boarding from terminal F. Very far away located. Then transfer by bus to the main terminal 2. Two floor climbed by stairs. Then gate changed. Passengers who arrived later accessed directly through main terminal 2 to the gate. No entertainment on board at all. A321 plane is not comfortable. 15 min. delay no so bad."
Cons: "There was no food included, although the flight wasn't low cost, we didn't even get drinks, not even water. We asked for a glass of water from the crew, but they were busy selling the food and forgot about us."
Cons: "We had to fly to mun because it was delay from florence"
Cons: "No Entertainnment , no space , very small airplan"
Cons: "To Whom It May Concern, My name is Eliezer Korbman. I was a passenger on LH403 with service to Frankfurt, Germany. Upon reaching cruising altitude and prior to dinner service, a Lufthansa stewardess reached across my midsection, activated the reclining mechanism and forcefully returned my seat to its upright position - waking me up to eat. (You may conduct your own investigation, but there was no prior announcement.) I politely declined, but was later denied dinner and breakfast. To clarify, I was unable to eat or sleep. This is utterly disgusting service. I am incredibly disappointed in Lufthansa for the way that I was treated aboard LH403. Unless I can be persuaded otherwise, I will be taking my business elsewhere. Garbage service! Shame on you Lufthansa!"
Pros: "Please continue to use newer, updated places."
Pros: "The flight was punctual and smooth, maun concern!"
Cons: "no tv, no papers, food soso"
Cons: "Being put in a distanced place for boarding"
Cons: "the crew was horrible and rude"
Cons: "the food was not kosher chicken with milk at the first flight the past was owerfull"
Cons: "The flight didn't have any screen and The kids got bored. And made noise at the plain"
Pros: "all the flights were on time, the service was wonderfull"
Pros: "Stressed out crew. No pillows."
Pros: "I found the seats roomy - plenty of leg room. They were very comfortable in the way they leaned back. The food was very good, even though the meal was a simple lunch. The plane was very clean and bright."
Cons: "There was nothing I did not like. In fact, I felt: "This is the way flying aught to be.""
Pros: "Very nice"
Cons: "No entertainment system at all - no movies, no music and no WIFI"
Cons: "An hour late"
Pros: "I felt they did everything to leave on time. Flight was smooth and felt safe. Crew was nice. Overall good experience."
Cons: "The one annoying thing was my laugage. It took 3 days to arrive."
Cons: "the seat"
Pros: "all was perfect and helping"
Cons: "nothing all are fantastic"
Cons: "Overall experience - will not recommend this company and will suggest another company"
Pros: "Food is very good for airlines"
Cons: "No entertainment set unless you have a tablet"
Pros: "We often fly on Lufthansa and highly recommend it!"
Cons: "There was no movie..."
Cons: "The same as above"
Pros: "Very nice crew"
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. No groups. Entertainment - app doesn't work on PC. Had to watch movie on cellular Passengers. - noisy eithout crew interference & sitting on wrong seats without any interference"
Cons: "No entertainment Slow boarding"
Cons: "the seat. not suitable for a business category"
Pros: "the food was good,the crew was effective"
Cons: "the sits can be more comfortable"
Pros: "Good pilot and staff and service"
Cons: "There was no entertainment at all. The flight from Frankfort to Tel Aviv did not provide a pillow or a blanket. I arrived cold with a stiff neck. The personal spotlight didn't shine in the right seat."
Pros: "Very nice crew"
Cons: "Boarding and take off was late, probably the fault of destination airport"
Pros: "I want to have it. I was expecting a serious and major company as yourself to provide it in a 3.t hours flight. This is how low cost / charters looks like."
Cons: "I area where we did the check-in is horrible. I understand there are security issues but in Frankfurt airport it is much better then Munich and I expect you to find the answer how to have both needs."
Cons: "The meal was served rather slowly. I think there ius a place for improvement there."
Pros: "Friendly crew, overall international flight experience was comfortable. Thank you."
Cons: "we were with 2 kids (1 Child and 1 baby). They ground crew did not allow us to board first (like usually). We had to wait until the economy boarding, it became too crowded and was hard to reach the airplane with the kids. regards"
Cons: "the waiting before the boarding, the Frankfurt airport gate for telaviv is different from the other gates, no store, no drinking water except one small counter that sell water and other food in very high prices, I except to have at least free water in the gate, excepsialy when we wait their more than hour an half"
Pros: "Got the seat that I paid extra for ,,,"
Pros: "Everything was OK"
Pros: "Landed on time"
Cons: "Took 2.5 hours to even get water from the crew. Food was disturbingly bad (hot goo). Service was unbelievably slow. I've never seen something like this on a major airline. Shocked and disappointed."
Pros: "The legs distance was poor The crew very professional"
Cons: "Leg space"
Pros: "Crew, comfortable, entertainment, drinks, clean toilet I discover my suitcase is broken after landing in Israel, they replace it in new one."
Cons: "The food is the worst I've ever experienced in airliner."
Cons: "Baggage arrived to TLV (my final destination) only the evening of the next day of my arrival."
Pros: "it is a good night flight and passages can sleep."
Cons: "LH is flyingto TLV with an Airbus A321 with no TV or entertainment. The seat is poor compear to other airlines that fly the same rout and area. Food on this flight was also poor."
Pros: "The food, The service, the seets."
Pros: "Yes, Very good"
Pros: "Due to business I travel allot so I deal with allot of airlines. This is by far the best airlines I have used. Excellent crew and airport staff. I don’t think words can express how satisfied I am with this airlines and airport. The nicest people and great service. Clean and modern aircraft. Going to try flying only with KLM from now on."
Cons: "Very nice crew and great food"
Pros: "Impressive service... amazing crew, very friendly and professional"
Cons: "When its rain we shouldn’t walk to the air plain"
Pros: "The socks offered in business were comfortable and nice looking. The red wine was good."
Cons: "The food was just average and the seat not too comfortable"
Cons: "I paid for the preferred seat .and i found that people beside me didnt pay anything when i asked them ,"
Pros: "Usual faultless KLM experience"
Cons: "Information on arrival time was not correct"
Pros: "Food was great, enjoyed watching videos, staff very profession and friendly."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed and prolonged My Baggage was not transferred and was not available when I arrived in Dulles."
Pros: "Seat was comfy and spacious for economy class"
Cons: "Vegetarian meal was okay but could be more enjoyable if served with bread at start of meal."
Pros: "Friendly crew, upgraded seat was worthwhile"
Cons: "More snacks in between meals,"
Pros: "Nice attention and good food. Plane and seats are confortable"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Pros: "the crew was nice"
Cons: "Seat confort on long flights, leg rooms,"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled and had to be rerouted on United Airlines."
Pros: "The crew!!"
Pros: "The flight AMS to MEX was smooth, very helpful personnel on board, we enjoyed a bit more space and the seat seemed a bit more comfortable."
Cons: "Besides the seat relative comfort, it did not recline much at all, i wondered what the extra money (at least $5 or $600) got us. The food, wine/ beer service was same as regular economy, the boarding took place at same time as economy, no drink before take-off if only sparkling water. And the plane was old generation 747 and the entertainment was same vintage: screen was not very bright and the selection of films was poor. No plug to charge electronics. We were disappointed with KLM when comparing with other airline companies offerings when you book in Premium Economy."
Pros: "Flight crew very nice"
Cons: "Paid $70 for seat with more leg room and was the exit role to main entrance. No overhead space for carry on: broken food tray holder. People stepping on my feet. And gather in your space waiting for bathrooms. Window seat had no room for feet because of closed door"
Cons: "Nothing special"
Pros: "The attention and service!! Excellent. It was my birthday and KLM the head purser surprised me with 2 bottles of bubbles and a handwritten birthday card KlM and the crew of this flight thank you very much !"
Cons: "Nothing to say"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and there was enough room for hand baggage. I slept during the flight so do not have opinion on entertainment."
Cons: "Not able to charge my digital devices. When serving beverages and food, the same flight attendant missed me a few times. That was annoying but other attendants were very nice."
Pros: "Food was excellent, service from staff was friendly, and entertainment options were great."
Cons: "Not a lot of shoulder room being in the middle seat. But it had adjustments options for a lot of other things which were good."
Cons: "Nothing good to say about this flight. The plane was old with no entertainment. The sits where very compact and not comfortable at all. The food was a sweet bread and water. The flight attendants were rushing and will take a while if you needed anything. I felt like I was taking a bus with graffiti all over the place."
Pros: "We are guessing they either overbooked or they didn't have sufficient passengers on a Tuesday afternoon who's final stop was Glasgow. They rebooked him for 1200 the next day. DFW to MN, St Paul to Schipole, Amsterdam to final destination, Glasgow. So he ends up having to pay for another Lyft back to our apartment in Dallas, then another additional one for the 12 noon flight the next morning. If he didn't have family living in Dallas, he would've incurred a hotel fee too."
Cons: "He was bumped to the next day due to his flight being cancelled. Then re-booked the next day, with an additional layover. Then due to a 32 minute layover that left 3 minutes sooner..."
Pros: "expedited check in with nice staff. Security staff were pleasant, and the entire check in process for everything was easy"
Cons: "there was no lounge close to our departure gate"
Pros: "The crew were hardworking, responsive, conscientious and friendly"
Cons: "Really poor entertainment choices esp compared to my inbound AirFrance flight. Boarding was pretty disorganized and late."
Cons: "The streaming service didn’t work"
Pros: "Cabin crew were very professional."
Cons: "Aircraft returned to gate due to fault and was delayed for 45 min."
Pros: "Boarding was quick, Flight on time....just a regular service and plane"
Cons: "Terminal 3 Manchester is not worth staying longer then necessary, loud music, crowded....old"
Pros: "Booked extra room seat which gave me good room for seating"
Pros: "Lovely staff, good food, great movies."
Pros: "Good flights. Good prices."
Pros: "Decent seat size. Sorta slept the whole flight."
Pros: "Nice seats, comfortable."
Cons: "Again, no aisle seat for SkyTeam Gold member. Also, my baggage was lost. First bag arrived a day late, second after I had left Billund and it was six days before the bag with my clothes reached me. I was told I will have 100 euro credit for clothing, but in the winter and for 6 days, this was not even close to the amount I needed for clothing and necessities, to have my time here."
Pros: "Service impeccable!"
Cons: "They have one line of executive class after the kitchen and toilet, is very noisy."
Pros: "The food and the punctuality"
Cons: "The technology in interteiment is not touch screen"
Pros: "The staff at the front desk for the check-in were extremely helpful. I had a complicated issue with my luggage and they helped me to sort it out in the best possible way. Amazing service! Furthermore, the entertainment on board is great! Nice movies, nice food, friendly flight attendants, etc. They even offered me a second sandwich =)! I truly loved my experience with KLM."
Pros: "That we didn’t crash"
Cons: "Everything! The crew was rude, no entertainment whatsoever, late boarding, late departure and bad experience with the check in process both in app and on website."
Pros: "The crew were pleasant"
Cons: "magazines very dog eared and some badly torn"
Cons: "Pet was left behind at vacation destination as pet's reservation (made and confirmed through KLM) was not found at check in. Waiting for Customer Care to help get pet home and take responsibility for situation and getting no response. Very dissapointed, considering law suit."
Pros: "I was upgraded to Buisness so, no complaints"
Cons: "No Marlboro light cigarettes on the duty free shopping cart"
Cons: "One of the senior stewardesses we're very rude. Whether it's her personal opinion or KLM's policy, it's unreasonable to think that a 3 years old child could or should hold her pipi over 20 minutes, while they slowly and inefficiently trying to give out food. Several parents were there with the request to let us through to the toilet with small children and she smiled in our face and said "no, we will finish first and than you can go". She might be not fit for the job anymore, but KLM can't afford this kind of treatment."
Pros: "Staff superb. They even surprised us with an exit row and a gift for my partners birthday! Amazing. Samantha and Dennis also took time to come and personally wish him a happy birthday. A lovely touch. This airline runs like clockwork. They are just great. The sandwich and stoop waffle are nice too."
Cons: "There is a bus to the plane, so that takes a bit of extra time but they are very well organized."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, and the food was better than the usual KLM fare."
Cons: "The "new" seats were hard and uncomfortable. Avoid any kinds of seats near the bathroom in a configuration with 3 abreast next to the windows. The "aisle" seat is essentially a "waiting area" for the rest room."
Pros: "Night flight so no entertainment allowed sleeping"
Cons: "Kosher food could be improved"
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and professional. toilets were very clean adequate overhead space"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats in Economy Comfort. Legroom and recline were OK but the seats were extremely narrow. No evening meal and breakfast was minimal"
Pros: "Very friendly and the food and drinks never stopped and no additional charges, a very nice experience over the bargain airlines, free in-flight movies, and entertainment, no cost."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Food and drink service"
Cons: "Boarding pass facility"
Pros: "I was able to move to a better seat with extra leg room."
Cons: "Boarding — the plane doesn’t come to the gate. Everyone got on a bus and got driven to the plane. Then we stayed on the bus for almost 20 min. Inflight entertainment player was terrible. The screen was not working well. I gave up on it. No coffee service because of minor turbulence."
Cons: "Kosher food .. but normal"
Cons: "Babies crying everywhere and the crew doesn't do anything about it"
Pros: "Take off and landing on time Crew polite and efficient"
Cons: "One meat portion was finished. Not able to recieve what I preffered"
Cons: "i dont like food"
Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "I missed my connection in 20 minutes because of an hour delay. The airline said the evening flight was fully booked and gave me a red eye instead. I had to find out myself there's another evening flight! When I transferred I made sure that my luggage will move with me to the evening flight, the representative said it will although it was obvious he wasn't sure. All the airline representatives didn't speak good enough English. Last but not least, there was no AC on the plane for the first 3 hours. Of course when I arrived to my destination, my luggage didn't arrive as expected (arrived on the red eye)."
Cons: "Airoflot is a very cheap airline. I'll try to avoid flying with them again"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 3 hours. With a 3 hour layover, that meant 6 hours at Moscow D terminal. Too long."
Pros: "Great trip"
Cons: "steward was quie mannerless..."
Cons: "How do they compensate me? It is so dense. no place for legs. impossible to take your trolley in the cross with accidents with the seats lines."
Cons: "There was no entertaiment on the flight"
Cons: "Flight overly delayed to 6 hours. My ticket was paid 300 us$ but not used"
Pros: "Crew's attitude & service"
Cons: "Personal media center didn't work until restarted after half a flight"
Cons: "Male personal refused change my seat without extra payment. Very strange! I am Skyteam Elite costumer. Last time I had the same problem with KLM and since then never fly with that company. I hope it was individual incident with Aeroflot..."
Pros: "the seat space, the aircraft."
Cons: "the often messages on the speaker"
Cons: "The entertainment system is slow and old and get stuck all the time. The food is not good, dry bread. Crew is not very helpful or nice."
Pros: "cabin service was very good"
Cons: "food both kosher and regular wasn't very good"
Cons: "overall my experience with this company as bad! the crew was not nice at all and were angry, without knowing any proper English (the flight attendant asked me in Russian what i want to eat so i answered her English please and she rolled her eyes and threw the meal she hold to my tray. Once we landed Moscow for our connecting flight we had 3 hours at the airport, on my boarding ticket the gate was 26, i came for the boarding to gate 26 but no one was there!!!! so i startes to asked people around where is the gate and since they dond know any English they are lying!!! some told me gate 33 some told me 28 and some told me a different terminal! this airport is huge! the the people that work there are not nice, very rood and angry and English it's not a language they will understand. Therfore, i missed my flight, running around trying to search my gate they changed on the last minute, in the end someone told me it was on gate 22! but they slready took off. SO i went to the operation office to get a new ticket- I met the most repulsive man which should provide a good customer service. He told me that was my mistake for not taking care to check why no one was at the gate/// WHAT?! Just mentioned it wasnt just me missing the flight, they were another 5 people with me and another 5 from other flights! the next flight was 13 hours later. he said maybe he can get free ticket for me, but he's not sure. I laughed and said not only I'm not supposed to pay for the flight, you should compensate me! So he took the ticket he gave me, smiling, and said "if you don't want it, it's OK' don't take it, bye bye" I WAS FURIOUS!!! I took the damn ticket, waited 13 hours to my next flight (which BTW the gate was also changed) and came home. I was alone traveller, came from Thailand after 10 hours flight, and went all this nightmare ALONE (i'm a women)! WILL NEVER FLY WITH AEROFLOT, will never do a connecting fight in Moscow and most probably will never visit this country full with cold and angry people!!!! FYI- will post this in every flight web!"
Pros: "There was a plug for my electrical cird."
Cons: "The crew were mechanical--not at all personable."
Pros: "Очень вежливый экипаж и мастерское пилотирование, чуствуешь себя в воздухе и при посадке очень уверенно"
Cons: "Две проблемы - отсутствие вентиляции из ТА в Москву (обратно была центральная), индивидуальной вентиляции нет в принципе, я нахватался вируса и приехал в Вильнюс больной. Обратно задержка рейса на почти семь часов, причем кое-кто из пассажиров знал о ней заранее и приехал часа через четыре после запланированного отлета."
Cons: "Very nice meal but not tasty and too small"
Pros: "Good entertainment system"
Cons: "Two hours delay"
Cons: "food was not good"
Pros: "Fine crew. Good entertainment system. Food was ok no more than that."
Cons: "Unfortunately we did find how to order vegetarian food so we couldn't eat to much. Was ok no more than that. The sits not close to the the windows was strange."
Cons: "For some reason, they decided we had order vegetarian food. That from Shanghai to Moscow was quite spicey. We could eat it, but it might be too hot for some Western palates."
Pros: "The flight was fine. The crew on the plane was fine, but wasn't nice, did their jobs. The entertainment plan was good. The food was okay. The boarding/baggage drop procedure is well organized and they have reasonable pricing on excess luggage."
Cons: "Customer service. My baggage was damaged and I reported it first thing when I came off the flight. But Aeroflot's Baggage Damage department was unreachable by phone the entire day after my flight, when I was still in Moscow (it was a connection). When I contacted them, 3 weeks later (by the instruction of their Lost and Found personnel) on the way back from Tokyo, they said it was too late to process my claim. Apparantly I had to contact them (an unreachable department) up to 7 days from the flight. Now they still won't compensate me in any way. The plane crew just do their jobs but they are not even trying to be nice. On 3 of our 4 flights there was not enough room for my legs. the audio on the entertainment plan was bad and their headphones (you must use) are also horrible. I will never fly Aeroflot again."
Cons: "small plain."
Pros: "The entertainment system and crew."
Pros: "New plane, crew was not bad"
Cons: "Still no luggage! It will only arrive later on today or tomorrow :("
Pros: "Most of crew nice Was one young woman who just didn't fit the job. Vegan food okay Fabric seats relayively comfortable Overhead compartment roomy"
Cons: "No crew at landing. People jumped up while plane taxiing and no crew responded. Sears narrow and too close too see in front."
Cons: "Entertainment system didn't work."
Cons: "The food is uneatable Constant delay in all flight Dirty bathroom No room for legs"
Pros: "All flights arrived on time, boarding was on time, take-off on time. USB charging at every sit. Entertainment system has a wide variety."
Cons: "On the plane from Moscow to Japan (and back) had tiny room for legs between the chairs, if the person in-front of you lowers the chair then it's even worse. By the time the trolley arrived to our sits the food options were no longer available to chose from. The head of the flight attendants arrived to supposedly apologize for the inconvenience, but the attitude and feel was like she was looking for a fight and not at all to find a solution or to please us."
Pros: "The aircraft vas very comfortable, crew was great"
Cons: "No entertainment at all (magazines in Russian)"
Pros: "The leg room was sufficient (I'm 183 cm), plenty of room overhead for the luggage and the food was quite good."
Cons: "Food was terrible"
Pros: "The vegetarian meals were better on this flight than on the flight from NY"
Cons: "There were no personal screens for movies. The seats were close together."
Pros: "basic flight poor hard condition"
Cons: "flight was in time"
Pros: "Exelent plane. Comfterble and fool with entertament"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "On the way to Moscow there was no "kids kit" awailable on the flight, but the crew apologized, and it was ok."
Pros: "We were somehow bumped up to economy premium. It was amazing! Seats were very conformable, crew was fantastic, food was delicious. Thinking about never going back to economy"
Pros: "Crew, smooth flight"
Cons: "Kosher food from Moscow to Ben gurion was not good, also, baggage delays (waited in airport for over three hours after flight to be told that our last piece of special luggage did not arrive on our flight- also took a long time for us to be informed of this), no tv at all and had no sense of time to destination"
Cons: "Plug of headphones didn't work. I couldn't use entertainment cener"
Pros: "Entertainment system was OK with variety of movies"
Cons: "aircraft was heavily populated, no space for the kegs. the service was very slow, only one food cart for all passengers. it more than one hour to serve every one on board."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and pleasant."
Cons: "No t.v. the food wasn't very good, flight to Moscow had same food but it had better taste"
Cons: "Был потерян чемодан!!!! Получили его только через сутки , чемодан сломан, вещи в чемодане (еда) испорчены. Еда на обоих рейсах была не вкусной."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and polite."
Cons: "Food was not good. Bread was hard and uneatable."
Pros: "Smooth flight. Perfect service."
Cons: "Better reading material"
Pros: "The crew was friendly. Baggage arrive safely. But the repeated commercial interruptions trying to sell things made me wonder if it was commission based - a nap was not possible from the announcements but you could buy things duty free. I am glad it was a short flight. A new plane."
Cons: "There are no queues. A free for all to load and unload the plane. If you are looking for Swiss order, look elsewhere. Nothing is free, not water (1.5 euro) or any other beverages or anything else. We paid double what the flight should cost to not even be offered water. The seats were lightly padded to maximize seats. There was a small amount of leg room but some. No power outlets, wifi or media. The worst aspect is I bought a flight on Baltic Air from Tallinn to Riga and had the price from Riga to Paris on the next tab on kayak. I bought the ticket from Tallin to Riga then flipped to buy Riga to Paris only to learn it was a bait price. The price was actually $200 more. Baltic would not refund the first flight (within minutes) so we were stuck to either walk away from our 2 tickets to Riga or pay the bait and switch rate. We begrudgingly paid 400 (200 each) euro MORE than the initial price shown so we could fly out of Riga back to Paris (to be back in Paris by Jan 7). A non alcoholic beverage, a small snack, and power access would be helpful. Ground crew helping with order would be helpful. I was shoved and run over trying to get onto and off the plane. It is the wild west of flying except the plane is new...oh, and it is 30 euro if you do not check in online ahead. But you will still need to stand in line to check a bag (where they can issue you a boarding pass)."
Pros: "Nice stuff."
Cons: "Probably teleportation?"
Pros: "The crew, plane and airport was great!"
Cons: "Part of our luggage was disassembled and not delivered to the final destination."
Pros: "Arrival in time"
Cons: "Compartment for hand luggage was full, no space"
Cons: "Flying with the same company from Vilnius, only on Riga they decided to weight the cabin bags. I understand the police, the limit weight, but they should apply it from the first flight, not just half way"
Pros: "Very nice plane and we left on time and the flight was very smooth."
Pros: "everything was good enough"
Cons: "I would like a meal and drinks on the board"
Pros: "flight crew was amazing."
Cons: "Boarding was poorly handled by airport staff"
Pros: "They just wanted more money. Charged us one small carry-on bag over 60 Euro! Ridiculous. Horrible airline, will never fly with airBaltic."
Cons: "They should have told us that one person can only bring one bag. we just flew with Ryanair and Easyjet, which allow one carryne and one bag. Again, will never fly with such horrible airBaltic, never!!!"
Pros: "Small compliment from Air France was lovely and unexpected"
Cons: "Horrible customer support"
Pros: "Instructions for connected flights at airpotr were clear"
Cons: "Connection time 10 minutes instead of planned 30"
Cons: "would not check my bag to final destination"
Pros: "Short, convenient, direct, value for money."
Cons: "Not comfortable, small plane."
Pros: "most of the crew were polite and helpful"
Cons: "super small plane... had to climb a very narrow staircase into the plane... overhead bins couldn't accommodate much of anything... we weren't warned this in advance. one rude steward (Miks) July 21 Flt. BT444, 18:30-19:50... he just stood there watching me struggle up the outside staircase into the plane with my suitcase... scolded me for bringing suitcase on board, argued with me, etc. (I've traveled the world and this suitcase is always brought on board)... he was not service-oriented or helpful. thankfully, other staff did help... but he left a bad taste in my mouth for this airline."
Pros: "Newer plane for this stretch."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "They charged me 35 dollars to check in and the reason I did not check in was because their other flight was running late and was not sure I will make to that flight. It took forever to get bags in Riga. In the empty flight the way they were seating people was crazy. I'm lifetime gold with American Airlines so I do fair share flying and can tell you it's not a good Airline."
Pros: "Newer plane."
Cons: "The plane we were supposed to be on from Riga to Helisinki had mechanical problems so they switched our plane. We had an hour delay do to that. Then when we got to Helsinki our luggage never made it."
Cons: "The passage through Riga airport was terrifying. We arrived from St. Petersburg 6.35 and we left 7.20 to Paris (passengers in transit). We explained at the checkpoint that we had a few minutes, but they controlled us several times until we had to throw several liquid items. In St. Petersburg they had already controlled us, without problems. In short: a sad experience in Riga, which does not speak well of this country: Latvia."
Pros: "Quick boarding, pleasant crew"
Cons: "Small propeller plane with very limited room, no in-flight service,"
Pros: "They waited for transit passengers Were helpful"
Pros: "Nice new propeller plane on time"
Cons: "No free water or coffee. Luggage fee not told about when I booked. No entertainment."
Pros: "We went to Tallin by taxi 5 hour Air Baltic gave for voucher We are group of 8 frends"
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "They overbooked the flight and without any apologies on their behalf or without even informing me, they stop me and my fiance at the gate and just told is that we can not go to the flight I book and prepay 4 month at advance! The only solution that they can offer me was to travel from Riga to Moscow and than to Tel Aviv. It become 12 hours traveling across 4 countries ( we arrived form Stockholm) instead of 5 hours flight as it was supposed to! I'm not recommending to travel with that company it can not be trusted!"
Pros: "Everything was in time. Baggage I handked in the Riga airport and received it in Larnaca, no problems"
Cons: "bag measure frames in Riga airport used for aB are smaller than in most airports, as a results we were asked to check some bags in at the last moment. we have had connecting flight through Riga with two hand bags. lets call them big and small. judge by yourself: flight, aircraft, small, big ->Riga CS3, on board, on board Riga-> DHC 8-400, on board, check in ->Riga DHC 8-400, on board, on board Riga-> CS3, check in, check in as you see, the same bags on the same aircraft were allowed or disallowed by the same company based on weather one flies to Riga or from it. i believe there is absolutely no purpose for doing last second interruptions of such kind"
Cons: "An extra fee is charged if you don't check-in online."
Pros: "We arrived safely. Bilingual staff."
Cons: "The seats are worn and creek with every movement. There is very limited leg room even for someone who is short. When the person in front of you leans back it is impossible to reach your hand baggage or do anything but lay back in your seat. The landing was safe but not at all comfortable."
Pros: "The helpful ground person at check-in."
Cons: "This airline company looks a like person who is begging for money. First time in my life I paid for the luggage. 40 Euros!!! what for? Apparently Air Baltic has no clue about how to run a service business. Somebody has to teach them this naked reality: IN SERVICE BUSINESS YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE YOUR MAJOR MARKETING ASSETS! They don't even serve a glass of water, apparently they could not manage to integrate it in the ticket price. But they dare to get thirsty and unhappy customers on the plane. Anyways: This airline company is charging extra for luggage. And I could not see this anywhere when I was buying ticket online. If I knew I'd never buy the ticket from Airbaltic. "Not writing it clearly and visible at the time of ticket purchase" is certainly tricking and misleading us. This is a crime!"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled, so I did not make to the my connection flight with different carrier. I had to reschedule the flight and stay in the hotel overnight. AirBaltic refused to compensate for my looses due to thair fault, castomer service is very poor, they took refusal position right away. Air Baltic planes are very old and no air conditioning, avoid air Baltic."
Pros: "Enough said"
Pros: "Boarding went well and crew was nice."
Cons: "The air conditioning was not working properly on the 3 hour flight which made it a bit sweaty and unfortable. The purchase of a cold beer was a must."
Pros: "Great airline with good airplanes and friendly staff. I was able to board the plane using my iPhone (e-ticket) from Copenhagen to Riga to Moscow."
Pros: "Quick bag drop and security line at Riga airport. Quick boarding with all the larger suitcases forcibly checked in at no charge. On time departure. Seats are comfortable enough for a short flight."
Cons: "(This is more of a comment on Kayak's review page than on the flight.) Haven't tried the food and there was no entertainment."
Cons: "surprised i had to pay for coffee"
Pros: "I was surprised by the professionalism of air Baltic employees. They dressed well."
Cons: "Check in staff at Riga airport were rude. Check in Maine issued the same boarding pass twice, so one of us had no boarding pass. Security line was insanely long--30+ minutes! On board you pay for everything, even a glass of water. Tiny seats and the person behind me kept pushing on the back of my seat. Very uncomfortable! Will never fly airbaltic again."
Pros: "It's very inexpensive, especially if you fly with only with a carry-on luggage. On-board service has always been excellent."
Cons: "The check-in process is horrible, regardless of the airport you are flying from. It's just the trademark of Air Baltic. I learned my lesson and pay extra to use the priority check in line, as well as boarding. Otherwise you end up staying in a VERY long line. This time I was bumped from the seat that I picked when booking my flight, which was still assigned to me when I checked in online. No explanation or heads-up, I was just handed a paper boarding pass when I checked my bag, and only after I was past security line I realized that I was bumped from row 4 to row 10. I was able to get a seat in row 4 again at the gate, but not the same seat. Also, there was no priority boarding, even though I paid for it. Given this experience I will only fly this airline if I can get away with a carry on, thus avoiding the check in desk altogether."
Cons: "For people who have Airbaltic as a connecting flight this might be very inconvenient. We paid 40 Eur/person each way for our luggage . That brings the price that you pay so much higher than you expect at first. Also if you don't print boarding pass ahead of time which we didn't (plus still needed to drop off checked luggage and check our passports) they want to charge you 30 Eur a person to print that drinking piece of paper. If you don't want to pay that get out of the line with all of you luggage, go to kiosk and print it, then come back to the line. But that's companies rules , employees just have to follow it. Another problem was their attitude. The guy who got our luggage was so weird. Showing off and talking to us like a boss. After giving us boarding passes he said we can go to the screen and look up the gate ourselves. I never write long reviews but man! they got me mad that day. Never say never - but I don't want to fly with this airline again"
Pros: "Fine, left on time, short flight."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Booked on kayak and wasn't clear at all about check in or tickets, I looked many times. No way of checking in or getting boarding passes had to pay an arm and a leg at the gate. Also had to pay to check my bag on a half full flight. Have never had to check same bag with Ryanair on over 10 flights now. Will never use this airline again."
Cons: "I tried to check in on my phone and the app did not allow me. The only way was buying lunch in order to move on with the check in process. I decided to get to the counter and the person charged me US$ 35 euros only for checking me in (even though their app had problems to check in). They charged me in total US$ 100 for checking in and checking my luggage. The service was terrible, especially from the person at the counter. In addition to all that, my luggage did not arrive to the final destination and was lost for an entire week. Every time I called the airline, they were charging me per minute even though they were the ones who lost my suitcase."
Pros: "The flights were on time, and the Riga airport was efficient."
Cons: "The planes seemed very old and rickety. One was an old propeller plane that looked like it had a large patch. The second plane was so old that It was very difficult to open the overhead storage compartments. Both planes rocked side to side during takeoff and landing. I couldn't figure out how to check baggage online through Kayak, and it cost €40 at the airport. It got me where I needs to go, but with the baggage fees, it turned out to be about the same price as other airlines, and I wouldn't recommend the planes for people with any flying anxiety."
Cons: "After barely making too tight a connection, all food and beverage needed Euros or European credit card. My Visa wouldn't work. Finally after I broke down (blood sugar way too high) the stewardess gave me a glass of water. Never will I use the money grubbing airline again"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Riga to vilnius delayed 2 hours"
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