The flight was a transit and I had my boarding pass from the departure. I have talked to the check in person to set me up close to my family seats and ended up with my wife in one seat, 3 years old son in different seat and myself on different seat. very disappointing and overwhelming.
all good. crew wasnt attentive to the announcements they were making about the flight. made several mistakes at several tines while announcing destination, arrival time. first officer made this mistake too.
Pros: "Loaded passengers quickly with so many issues at the airport"
Cons: "No thought to seating and how they change and scatter families in different places not too far from each other. Plus seats were confirmed."
Pros: "One of the crew members was very happy and chirpy with all passengers. She was chatting and making sure everyone's needs were met and comfortable."
Cons: "Entertainment. Hollywood movies weren't working."
Pros: "Crew was very nice in business. Very helpful and catering to every need."
Cons: "The entertainment. Hollywood movies were not working."
Pros: "I' not sure which flight this relates to. I've taken economy and business class and clearly the business class is better but economy is fine. The crew were good in both classes and whilst the food in business was better I didn't have a problem in economy either."
Cons: "Check in was fine and very friendly but boarding could be better particularly in business. At Heathrow it was a bit chaotic as all classes seemed to be mixed up so it was difficult for priority passengers such as disabled to get through everyone crowded up to the desks and the same applied for business class as well. The IFE wasn't too bad but it could be better. Bahrain airport is a mess and the boarding gates seem to be more like corridors with seats in them so it's difficult again when they call for business class passengers as unless you are already at the front you have to try to work your way through. I believe the airport is being rebuilt. If so then things will probably improve. I'm not sure why there needs to be 2 security checks within a few yards of each other when transiting between flights. they don't have this problem in Doha."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Everything worked well, the boarding, on time flight, flight was smooth and landed 15 mins before time."
Cons: "Economy sets are too tight and cramped. Cup holder was good for nothing, i tried to put my soft drink bottle in it and it slipped right out the bottom and when I tried to put a cup of water in it supplied by the crew it wouldn't fit! When I reclined my seat to sleep the passenger behind me pushed my seat hard back to upright position. When I turned around to ask why the rude response I realized that he was a tall fellow and his knees were already touching the back of my seat so when I reclined it, it hurt him and he had no where to move his legs. I couldn't do or say much as I understood his misery and therefore kept my seat up the whole way for 5 hours! The flight was full and neither of us could relocate to another seat."
Pros: "Wheel service was excellent"
Cons: "If there was no bus to the aircraft."
Pros: "Customer service of vayama they did our request by providing wheelchair for my mother and flight was superb for Gulf air"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "As always the seats were tight."
Cons: "The flight should be on time and not late."
Pros: "On time flight Good services New aircraft"
Pros: "The crew was nice and kind."
Cons: "The seats, as always."
Cons: "Boarding took too long"
Pros: "The airplane was clean an good and the crew was nice"
Cons: "The food could be better."
Pros: "prices, efficiency, helpful crew"
Cons: "they did not give out headphones and mine did not fit the aircraft. It would've been nice if I was able to watch something to pass the time."
Pros: "Trip from Bangkok to Bahrain flight was so good - service perfect - crew wonderful"
Pros: "Food was pretty good"
Cons: "The aircraft left an hr late with passengers waiting on board ..no alcohol on the flight which to be fair I knew was their policy..Then they couldnt get the doors open at the destination Airport leaving us onboard for 45 minuutes at the gate..I also found the cabin unbearably hot with no individual air con controls..the crew were also nowhere to be seen most of the flight so had to get up frequently for water and inconveniencing the passenger next to me"
Cons: "Have to wait along time to get the tickets of the connection"
Cons: "Bahrain airport"
Cons: "flt from Bah operated by Gulfair, so checked in with them. They were able to checkin bags to Manchester but not able to issue boarding card. length of flight when alternative is a direct flight from bah to lhr. Sinbad ffp website not easy. for a new aircraft the ife selection was very poor."
Pros: "Meal options and snacks, good crew staff. And relatively comfortable seating. The plane waited for us because of the earlier delayed flight, though we prefer to have been given the option to stay the night and catch the next morning flight."
Cons: "The flight got delayed from Alexandria and the staff at Manama airport directed us to a counter to get our onward boarding passes but another senior member of staff asked us "what are you doing here" and asked us to go straight to the gate, then when we arrived at Abu Dhabi the baggage did not arrive with us and we had to go back to the airport later to pick them up."
Cons: "Was not a fan of the breakfast offered."
Cons: "Late arrival of the plane. Seat not comfort, basic serviceS"
Cons: "The flight was held back for late arrival of some passengers which resulted in delay in departure"
Pros: "Ease of checking, smooth landing, Gold frequent flyer card special preference"
Cons: "The old aircraft which is almost reached its limits"
Pros: "Subcontinent flights are substandard.. Crew are indifferent.. Taking this flight only because it is direct non stop"
Cons: "Subcontinent flights are substandard.. Crew are indifferent.. Taking this flight only because it is direct non stop"
Pros: "They delivered as requested"
Cons: "They are probably overworked with minimum crew as they are not too friendly and don’t seem happy when a passenger makes requests"
Pros: "Everyone was professional and helpful"
Cons: "Paying for the weight of each bag instead of the free 2 bag international allowance was absurd."
Cons: "The plane is too small I couldn't go to the path room because the floor was busy by the cabin crew because of the food and the drink service also the Bahrain air port is too poor regarding Gulf air agents in Manama, this is my last flight with gulf air and I will not recommend to my friends."
Cons: "The Food Choices"
Pros: "Food and the crew"
Cons: "The air sucks in the flight"
Pros: "Food is always a plus (especially compared to the US flights, where hardly anything but a salty snack and a drink are included with the flight)."
Cons: "I was confused about which check in counter to go to - I purchased my ticket through Oman Air, but they could not find my reservation at the check in counter.... they suggested going to the Gulf Air counter, where I was able to successfully check in."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very polite, service was great. The plane was very clean and movie selection was good as well. Lots of leg room as well, I enjoyed my flight."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Buses took ages when boarding and disembarking."
Pros: "Good film selection, great beverage options."
Cons: "The sandwiches were pitiful. Not enough chicken salad for the bread and egg salad sandwiches for the children was a poor choice."
Pros: "Everything went well."
Pros: "Service was good !! Nice aircraft and nice staff."
Cons: "We did not like the via flights, its really too much hectic."
Pros: "Being able to watch new releases. The food was good."
Cons: "Times we ate took too long. We were on a 10+ hour flights and it would've been better if we ate more. No leg room in your Isle, you must become a stick and not move, become one with the plane. In Bahrain they force us to cancel our flight and charged us extra 600+ USD to move the flight to the next day. Even though I paid for insurance, then I had to pay an extra 20BD for my wife to leave the island, and it took 2 hours to tell us we owe 20BD... Bahrain is a place I would not like to return."
Pros: "The food and services in Bahrain airport and in plane"
Cons: "Although I do not have small children, I think it would be helpful to allow people traveling with small children to board a few minutes ahead of everyone else."
Cons: "No selection for beverage. No tomato juice!"
Pros: "Short flight. Nice crew."
Cons: "Small economy vlass"
Pros: "On time flying, entertainment"
Cons: "The custurd sandwich, they could have just simply serve cheddar cheese sandwich. He kids meal was very good though"
The price but the service was poor and the staff was very rough and unfriendly.
Pros: "New plane, comfortable seats, very nice flight attendants."
Cons: "There is no way to pre-order meals on LOT flights other than calling a Warsaw phone number. Other airlines allow this both during online check-in and at any other time as part of managing your booking."
Cons: "Entertainment system operated intermittently. Headphone jack didn't make good contact with plug, no noise reducing headphones, mediocre food."
Pros: "The crew was great! Was disappointed they gave us a A340 from air Belgium instead of the 787 Dreamliner we were supposed to get."
Cons: "Boarding was tough they made us board a shuttle like the 90’s and go up stairs was really tough with kids and carry ons."
Cons: "Improve customer servive"
Cons: "The flight was canceled 2 hours before taking off. I was transferred to later flight with Austrian airlines"
Pros: "Excellent crew, generous service, excellent vegetarian meals (my request), great help on telephone prior to flight"
Cons: "The flight was delayed but we were not given any information. Bathrooms dirty towards end of flight."
Cons: "The flight got canceled"
Cons: "Flight could not taken off in 7 hours delay"
Pros: "Crew was nice!"
Cons: "It was an old plane"
Pros: "Ground crew (checkin counter) was very nice."
Cons: "Better seats (business is just a middle seat unoccupied), better food. No entertainment at all, not even music."
Pros: "Crew was OK"
Cons: "Business class seats are awful, as they are for all European flights. Regular seat with middle seat unoccupied. No entertainment at all (no movies, no music)"
Pros: "Pilots did a very good job"
Pros: "The aircraft was big and clean, but the seats were not comfortable. No entertainment at all, not sure why it was list for review. My biggest problem was with their communicates. I booked this flight from Tel Aviv to London with 60min.layover in Warsaw, the schedule LOT offered. .The first leg to Warsaw was 30min. late without any announcement and no one mentioned about how it would affected connecting flights. So I asked the flight attendent before lading in Warsaw and she suggested to run throught the security. We thought we might have a chance as we were sitting close to the front rows. Nah, not so fast. It turned out that's not as rsimple as unning between the gates, everyone had to be shuttled to the main terminal and only the business class got a small van and went first, abd we were not allowed on that van even I told the guy we needed to catch the flight. Long story short, we finally made to the gate, Thanks to a LOT personnel pushed us to the front of security check and informed the gate we were coming. We literally RAN after the security to the gate. They reopened the gate to let us in and the aircraft pushed away right after we got on. The luggage, with that tight schedule, of course they would not be able to make the swich to London. So we had nothing except the cloth from Tel Aviv, its about 15C in tempture, we were freezing. Waiting for our luggage to be delivered to our hotel for warm clothes before we can go out"
Pros: "Food/drink options"
Cons: "Customer service"
Cons: "the above"
Pros: "Flight was fine, and on-board crew was polite and helpful."
Cons: "Both the check-in AND gate agents seemed to ignore that you are allowed one personal item (e.g. purse) and one small rolling suitcase (sized and weighed as per LOT requirements) and tried to insist that we check in our small suitcases (for free). In the end, they did relent, but I was surprised at this. There was a small but decent variety of snacks for this 4+ hour flight."
Cons: "Boarding started on time yet we took off an hour late"
Cons: "Still waiting for our luggage two hours after deplaning. The luggage has not been unloaded from the plane. Hundreds of people still waiting This is unacceptable"
Cons: "Flight delayed six hours. Never notified"
Pros: "Service and overall experience"
Cons: "Media system was not working correctly"
Pros: "טיסה מהירה"
Cons: "יצא באיחור של 50 דקות"
Pros: "my flight canceled from WAW to EWR"
Cons: "my flight canceled from WAW to EWR"
Pros: "Your crew manager was being very arrogant.. No tolerance at all"
Pros: "The crew was hospitable and warm. All the in-flight service was attentive and high-quality. We had a wonderful experience with LOT and would reccent them."
Cons: "The only potential difficulty was the short layovers. We made our connection boarding with only 20 minutes to spare."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Calling the trip 'business class' is simply a bad lie. While it is common in Europe to give this dirty nasty lie do not mistake this flight to a 'business class'. It is simply that you get same seats and spacing as in the other torture chamber known as "economy" which I call cattle class (I suspect they would not let them fly cattle in those conditions). This lie is based on leaving the middle seat empty. Otherwise teh torture is the same. In short I hope someone will sue the SOB that invented this concept and that was allowed to call this 'business class'. It is nothing short of a fraud."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled"
Pros: "This time I found an ail place"
Pros: "Very good pilots, good flight without any noise or air pockets."
Cons: "The flight back departed in a delay of 40 minutes, we lended very late."
Cons: "We were delayed. I was also asked to switch seats and was placed next to an ultra orthodox family, who was NOT happy to be seated next to a woman. This put me in an extremely uncomfortable situation, and the crew was not helpful in helping me resolve this. I basically had to go back and undo the switch myself - I would like to point out that the airline has just as much responsibility to protect me and my rights as they do to protect the other passengers, and I feel they fell short."
Pros: "Check-in smooth. Flight attendants pleasant, professional and service-oriented."
Cons: "In-flight entertainment offered a very conventional set of movies from which to select."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "We were forced to pay for our checked bag and it felt like a scam. We even showed the staff the website where it said free 1st checked bag and they said we don't work for LOT we work for airport. Very scammy to me. Felt very unfair."
Pros: "Getting off at the end"
Cons: "Food, seats, no entertainment the worse business class in the industry. Boarding was also a mess. Absolutely no redeeming features."
Cons: "We were charged extra 50$ for our bags despite of Terms said that one bag up to 23kg is free"
Cons: "The airline left bagages of 30 passengers at Origen since AC was too small. Two hours at the airport to file report, have to wait for next flight Never again LOT"
Cons: "I flew with a baby and I wasn't given any basssinet on the flight, and even worse the crew was giving me a hard time about it."
Pros: "Crew was polite and efficient."
Pros: "The service, 2 exits from the plain, blanket and pillow"
Cons: "No food and entertainment"
Pros: "Newer plane. More efficient boarding process."
Cons: "No entertainment system at all."
Pros: "The staff serve nice"
Cons: "Chronic failure in flight schedules"
Cons: "No entertainment on that flight"
Pros: "All the rest"
Cons: "I bought economy ticket, yet I had to pay extra for my suitcase"
Pros: "The flight was on time. No delays."
Cons: "It was nothing I did not like this time."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "We where more than 3 hours late. Crew couldn't care less about even saying welcome to you. plane was filthy"
Veg. Food was very bad. One time pasta. Other time eggplant. We only could eat bread butter. Most of the seats around us could not be pulled back during landing even by crew. Our raw was 31. Helpers were not helping even old customers. Boarding from amd was chaos so was checking. Crew was efficient and energetic. Check in staff was helpful.
Pros: "crew was amazing"
Cons: "no traveller pack, toothpaste, etc. seats too tight."
Pros: "Super easy check in. Good air hosting staff."
Cons: "Same as ALWAYS - Beijing baggage pickup is an absolute joke. Takes forever and it is generally mayhem in the baggage hall. They really need to get ahold of this space and the behaviour of Chinese travelers."
Pros: "Good seating space, good service"
Cons: "aren't all the passengers on the flight same? how come economy passengers denied Biryani, while premium and Business class gets it?"
Pros: "Crew was excellent food was good."
Cons: "sea food"
Pros: "Good crew Seats good"
Cons: "Earphones plug difficult to fit Toilet cleanliness not adequate on occasion"
Pros: "short lay over in Abudhabi. Flight was on time."
Cons: "At Abu Dhabi airport my mother had to change her plane , where assistance for elderly and wheel chair was extremely limited . Also the food on the plane was not as good as the food service on most international flights."
Cons: "My baggage is missed on my trip"
Pros: "Departed on time. Seat was ok."
Cons: "Check-in and boarding was too long and confusing. Too much to walk between one place to next. Overkill on security and baggage check. Food was terrible. Second full meal was chopped up to just a salad and main dish...no bread or dessert. Air hostess could be more pleasant. Flight was late 1 hr."
Cons: "Check in counter was overcrowded and slow moving"
Pros: "Head rest helped me get sleep in economy section"
Cons: "The experience with travel agent (vayama) was worse than etihad, everyone know that etihad is not the same level like before, but booking through kayak- bayama was the worst where they didn’t reply on all my emails/ even wheb they did they didn’t answered mg questions, they couldn’t help if i want to book my seat or change my return flight. This is not my fiest time to use kayak app but this time was thr worst and it changed my mindset about travel agents, unfortunately my friends were correct when they said to book directly through airline not kayak..!!!"
Cons: "Breakfast quality was not good .In breakfast they gave vegetarian food .Flight departed late by one hour ."
Pros: "Good flight, punctual. A330 seating layout is great. Please keep using these planes."
Cons: "There was a airplane change that delayed the flight by 4 hours. No compensation was offered. Entertainment volume was too low even at max level"
Pros: "good environment and staff"
Cons: "Food needs to be improved."
Pros: "I couldn't catch this flight because the previous connecting flight was canceled."
Pros: "inflight service, F&B, new planes, checkin, connections"
Cons: "no jet away at deplane. Stairs are clumsy"
Pros: "Nothing compared to other airlines especially emirates airline which was amazing and reason we flew etihad thinking it will be same experience."
Cons: "Everything especially the small seats with tiny aisles like American Airlines. I was shocked with etihad compared to rest of Airlines from your country. We were very impressed with Emirates so the complaints and comments are compared to the best I have seen and not typical Airlines."
Cons: "The restrooms were not clean and stinky."
Pros: "Direct flight from JFK to Dubai"
Cons: "Strong uncomfortable smell coming out"
Cons: "There was no organization for boarding!! My chicken was like a piece of tire with no flavor!"
Pros: "SeatsPrompt service"
Pros: "Boarding and checking was effortless. The crew was attentive. Food was very good."
Cons: "Seats are too cramped"
Cons: "Crew was not as attentive as Emirates Airlines."
Pros: "Everything from chek in in LA to the Arrival in Abothbi"
Pros: "I liked the speed of the journey"
Cons: "delayed flight passenger management of frustrated customers no compensation no apologies care of customers after long delay"
Pros: "The food and the entertainment."
Cons: "The information desk had a terrible attitude towards me - the customer, and when I tried to explain to them how disrespectful they were being they continued to disrespect me once again. Also, the worker at the counter was lazy and wouldn't do his required job. Also, the new update towards the tv makes it harder for me to pause the movie I am watching or to finish the movie altogether."
Pros: "What is there not to like? Service, comfort, on-time performance, food, entertainment"
Pros: "Comfortable seats with head rests and neck pillows Good food choice and no wasteage with plastic cutlery or portion sizes"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Seating is tight"
Cons: "My bags didn't make it. I had to sit away from my husband as someone had sat in his seat and clearly wasn't going to move. You now have to pay to get an exit row like budget airlines and I had to go two days without my bag. Total nightmare. Then I couldn't recheck in to change seAts online. Food was disgusting."
Cons: "Going to Cairo my luggage was delay in Abu dhabi and the luggage service at Cairo airport was the worst i have ever seen in my traveling live it took one day for my luggage to arrive to Cairo and it Came wet and everything in side was wet and they give me PH# to compliance never answered i West one day just chasing my luggage i will never advise anyone i know to fly Etihad bad bad experience never Again"
Cons: "So tight and noise , and i think this kind of chairs not comfortable for long distances, mean while other airline's can provide me the same price maybe little bit more but comfortable and better amenities"
Pros: "The crew are friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The seats are way too small and cramped."
Cons: "We were asked to stand for boarding. And instead of having us board they boarded first class and handicapped people. I understand these people have the right to board first. However, if you know that you have more than 20 handicapped to board first do not have an entire zone of people stand for 40 minutes"
Pros: "CREW SERVICE TIMELY NATURE OF FLIGHTS"
Cons: "THE LEG SPACE 1 OF THE MEALS"
Cons: "All but one of the flight attendants, who unfortunately was not in my section, seemed rather terse and far less than kind. Simple requests from fellow passengers were regarded as inconvenient intrusions. The gal in my section would act like she had not heard the requests and then when the passengers would repeat themselves, she would snap, "Please wait till I've finished my service." She rarely would make eye contact with anyone while doing, "her service" and acted like it was a major inconvenience. It was a long flight but the crew on the way to New Delhi on Jet Airways were exceptional and made the flight as pleasant as possible. The Eithad crew lacked this attitude."
Pros: "Very short flight, but crew was wonderful."
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: "I got upgraded to business class on this flight. This isn't something I can afford to do, but I will tell you it is substantially better."
Cons: "I got violently ill after getting off the flight. The only food I had in the last 24 hours had been from Etihad. I threw up for two days straight."
Pros: "the journey, staff and overall experience"
Cons: "there was short delays"
Cons: "Cabin luggage with sensitive/delicate items were forced to be checked in for 2nd leg of the journey. Cabin luggage upon retrieval at destination was scratched/dirty and one glass item inside was broken. Recommend Etihad provides complimentary luggage wrapping to prevent such issues. Additionally, crew was unable to manage noisy kids, and a request for ear plugs was ignored. Recommend Etihad provide affected travelers with ear plugs to manage the noise, and that the crew undergo training to better manage problematic parents w/kids."
Pros: "Emigration and customs at Abu Dhabi"
Cons: "Leg room between seats are too small and in flight service was not good"
Cons: "Wheelchair facility should be prompt. we had to wait for an hour to get it.. Also it is not that spacious.."
Pros: "Comfortable flight and excellent in-flight service."
Cons: "Flight was delayed leaving New York and arrived Abu Dhabi late. Had to rush to catch the connecting flight."