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Low season

June Best time to beat the crowds with an average 20% drop in price.

High season

October Most popular time to fly with an average 26% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

₪885 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

₪233 or less

Good deal one-way

₪134 or less

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  • High season is considered to be September, October and November. The cheapest month to fly is June.

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Top 5 airlines serving Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl to Istanbul

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Turkish Airlines
Overall score based on 22,993 reviews
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Overall was just ok"
Cons: "Dirty smelly bathrooms Bad breakfast"

Pros: "the price"
Cons: "everything planes were gross and not cleaned in between flights stewardesses were rude and unhelpful food gross passengers were treated like cattle most of the announcements were not even made in english"

Cons: "My luggage arrived wet unprotected fron rain"

Pros: "Not enought time for transit between two flights"
Cons: "Two out of three sutecases did not arrive."

Pros: "Good schedules, short wait, nice and helpful personnel, on time, nice plane, bathrooms, good food"
Cons: "No air in cabin"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and the plane was very clean!"
Cons: "Did not love the choices of comedy shows on the in flight entertainment"

Pros: "Comfortable seat. Food acceptable."
Cons: "Computers were down for more than 2 hours. I have a disability and I was told to seat and someone would come with a wheelchair when the problem would be solved. They completely forgot about me. When I saw that the people had boarded, I went to the counter asking for the wheelchair. They sent me to Egypt Air to request it. Of course Egypt Air said I was not their passenger, so I should request the chair to my airline. I tell the man from Egypt air to talk directly to his colleagues in Turkish Airways. He is angry and tells me he's doing me the favor of getting the chair even if it's not his job, so i should be very thankful. He requested the chair and sat me on it. Kept telling me I should be thankful to him, even if it wasn't his job. Turkish Airways never got the wheelchair for me and I have mobility problem but they tell me to get to another airline to get it! No entertainment originally in Spanish in any flights for Spanish speaking passengers."

Cons: "Lost my luggage"

Cons: "Service was terrible, crew was rude. Flight was delayed 2 hours leaving Tel Aviv and my luggage was not here when we arrived. They let us wait two hours for luggage before telling us it wasn't going to make it in. Frustrated and disappointed! Ground security in Turkey was rude and took my sons skate board which we had flown to Israel with and back to turkey, then they told us it couldn't come with us to miami although we flew Turkish both directions with no problem. In the end gate staff went and rescued his skate board from security as he got to the flight crying his little eyes out. Communication was terrible and staff was rude!"

Pros: "I fly overseas every other year, I flew with many different airlines, the best and friendliest service is by far the Turkish airline attendants, would highly recommend"

Cons: "Poorly behaved children in the next row and a young lady with horrific body odor."

Pros: "Excellent cabin crew, food and diverse entertainment."

Pros: "Entertainment and food was good."
Cons: "Flying to Tel Aviv (I missed my chance to review), my tray table was broken and the USB wouldn't charge on any of the televisions."

Pros: "Awesome service, comfy business cabin!"
Cons: "Boarding in Istanbul and Tel Aviv was chaotic, no business class boarding. Checking laptop in Istanbul was inconvenient. Lounge Istanbul was awesome however way too crowded to fully take advantage of it. Also should control people and what they takfor food. The lines were long and people would literally pile their plates with massive amounts of food, take it to their seat then leave it. Fix the lockers and add more, they are a wonderful asset but I was not able to take advantage of. Consider limiting access to manage crowds."

Pros: "The food is imazing"
Cons: "40mins rotar"

Pros: "We were fed and offered drinks, given blankets, pillows and complimentary travel kits, issues with flight changes and other questions were answered quickly, ticketing was a breeze, the flight crew was extremely courteous, and flying back with my electronics was covered with professional care of my equipment and certainty that I wouldn't miss my flight."

Pros: "Everyone was friendly and helpful, even though we are English speakers. Check-in was quick and efficient. Cabin crew was constantly in motion with food, drinks and refills. The temperature of the plane was perfect. The takeoff and landing was smooth. The food was good and there was plenty of it, even though it was a short flight."
Cons: "We liked everything."

Pros: "Great service and polite staff."
Cons: "Didn't make any announcements as the time was getting closer to board. Passengers had to hover around counter and strain to hear. It all worked out well, though!"

Cons: "Wish they used a large plane like the Istanbul to MIA one."

Cons: "poor to non existence service in economy class. all crew up front with zero crew In back."

Pros: "Excellent customer service"

Pros: "Plenty of room for the legs."

Pros: "They shipped my dog from Tel Aviv perfectly. No problems."
Cons: "The laptops and Ipads are removed from the cabin"

Pros: "I liked the fact that I was not bothered by any background sounds while listening to a movie on the Turkish Airlines headphones. The crew was very nice, and the food was fantastic."

Pros: "The seats were roomy. Turkish gives you lots of amenities for a comfortable flight. The food is a hot meal."

Pros: "The crew in the flight is amazing! Very attentive"
Cons: "The Tel Aviv airport check in is a nightmare!! We were there 3 hours ahead of our flight and the line would not move. Finally made it to the front 20 min before our flight!!! The people in the check in bags did not care if we missed our flight, was very rude and sloooooowwww!!! I have been to many airports and this is by far the worst! I had to run to my gate and ran into another check where they let me pass bc my flight was about to close! Made it 2 minutes before the bus left! Nightmare!!!"

Pros: "Quick in Check In."
Cons: "Horrible customer service."

Pros: "The staff are all very professional and nice."

Pros: "הכל"
Cons: "שום דבר"

Pros: "amazing !!!"

Cons: "Sits are uncomfortable and very tight compare to other delta for example also the food quality is poor, the quality and ingredients are cheap."

Pros: "The flight attendants are very kind unlike the one with United airlines."

Cons: "Too bad there's no entertainment options, or even wifi, on these relatively short flights."

Pros: "Crew was top notch , food was great, loved the hot towels you get to freshen ourselves with, crew friendly and very patient. Loved that flight wasn't full and the three of us could spread out and be as comfy as possible."
Cons: "Very late 1.5 hours leaving JFK on way to Istanbul causing us to miss our connecting flight to Tel Aviv. Arriving almost 2.5 later in the evening."

Pros: "Things that I liked I expected - we take it for granted: crew must be polite, boarding - efficient, leg room is normal."
Cons: "Even in business class leg room is not ample, aircraft seems to be quite old, inside is well scoffed and scratched, my foot rest couldn't be raised or extended, no personal ventilation, temperature is interchangeably too hot or too cold, movie choice is far from awesome"

Pros: "Timeliness Cleanliness Orderly boarding Courteous crew On board meal edible - even tasty"
Cons: "Seats a bit narrow"

Pros: "Crew was solicitous and cordial. Movie choice had too many that seemed like they would have guns. I did find a couple of films to my liking, however."

Pros: "Very nice service"

Cons: "I flew from Tel Aviv and upon arrival went through security so I could proceed to my departure gate. Then at the departure gate a whole new round of security. There was a priority line, but for some reason I didn't get in it, although I fly business. The line was not that long but it just did not move. And the a/c was not working. Worst boarding experience ever and I've been flying for over 40 years. When I boarded finally I asked if I could give a review and although they said yes- nothing. So I hope someone who cares sees this."

Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "Didn't like the airplane. Bit old. Too long till boarding."

Pros: "good job rushing us to the correct gate"
Cons: "late"

Pros: "Overall an excellent airline. Young fleet of planes. Curious service and crew. Excellent selection of enertainment"
Cons: "Seat pitch is 31", too small for 6'4" male. Food during this trip and the inbound flights was nom-edible"

Pros: "Great service and the aircraft was clean and comfortable"

Pros: "Liked the strong team from the Captain's handling of plane to the cabin crew service and food."
Cons: "Confusion in Istanbul about connecting flights due to Turkish time change."

Pros: "Your airline is wonderful and I hope that you always keep to the same high standards you have set for yourselves. I look forward to flying with you again soon, Robin Lerner"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "They need better movies and music"

Pros: "Nice new plane"

Pros: "Liked that the flight was on time and the plane clean. Online seat selection and check in was helpful but there was no wait at the airport either."
Cons: "No inflight entertainment. Food was poor, but it was only a short flight."

Pros: "Movies crew"
Cons: "All was good"

Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "Everything else Check in Seat assignments My seat kept going back it was so uncomfortable there was zero over head space even for my small bag"

Pros: "The seats very tightly spaced and did not reclnine"
Cons: "The flights war 2 hours late and the boarding was totally disorganized."

Pros: "Fast and on time easy check in and kind stuff"
Cons: "To make the mobile application more friendly in mobile check in online ( copy all the passenger details automatically including the PNR for the boarding process and not ask again the same details that we fill in the tickets that anyway in the system see Ukrainian airline application for example"

Cons: "Fully booked flight. Very noisy"

Cons: "the connecting flight was missed because of a delay in the first flight. i got a different flight with a different airline (sas), they were not informed that i paid extra weight and window seat. i am very unhappy! not to mention that the whole purpuise of my trip is gone, because i a will arrive to copenhagen five hours late for the meeting i was supposed to hold with my fans! i will never fly with egean again!"

Pros: "I missed the flight. Because they closed the check in counter 1 full hour before the departure time. I was standing in a passport control line for 40 minutes before that. I reached the check in counter 55 minutes before departure time. It was closed. The ticket office had no sympathy, refused to issue me a boarding pass. My flight was paid for and confirmed. There was time to get through security and reach the gate by boarding time. All i needed was the boarding pass and they would not give it. I missed the flight i had paid for and of course you won't give me a refund It caused serious problems with my trip. I'm totally disgusted and will never buy another ticket on this ariline."

Pros: "The space for the legs"

Pros: "Very punctual and easy. Very friendly crew."
Cons: "The seats feel small both in width and in leg room. Online check in did not work properly--I got a message that I was put on the stand-by list."

Pros: "Hi, i was surprised that i had to ask an extra money for my suitcase, because when I ordered the flights nothing was written about extra payment!"

Cons: "The check in staff at the front desk were extremely rude and forced me to check and pay for a bag that was a carryon."

Pros: "Wider than average seats and a nice meal."
Cons: "Plane was not near the gate & we had to ride a bus to the plane."

Cons: "Flight was late two hours..."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for more than 2 hours without having any announcement nor a reps to tell you what was going on or when is the new departure time. The aircraft is very small, old, narrow seats, delay in boarding and unboarding."

Pros: "The flight was ok , even though it was delayed 40 minutes"
Cons: "I was surprised and disappointed when I found out that I had to pay for my Standard luggage 1 suitcase per person cist me an extra $92 USD and I now know that I will also have to pay on the yrip back . You site eas very unclear about this , exttemly disapointing!"

Cons: "Everything. Our flight delayed that can happen. But what can’t happen is the total lack of service. Shame No wonder Greece is bankrupt. Zero zero"

Pros: "Every thing was fast,easy & kindly I didn’t eat-can’t say my opinion"

Pros: "Very good company Nice staff"

Pros: "Good planes. Kosher food was awful. No entertainment."

Pros: "There was food even for low cost travel. Very good plane"

Pros: "All"

Cons: "The main problem is that when I bought the ticket, it wasn't clear luggage wasn't included but only carry on items. I had to pay extra. It was a surprise. I assumed that 1 small suitcase was included."

Cons: "5 hours delay"

Cons: "THe food"

Pros: "Flights were on time."
Cons: "I was charged for the bags. I didn't know that I was spouse to pay for the bags since the itinerary doesn't show clearly what type of ticket I have!!"

Pros: "No complaints!!"

Cons: "1. I could not get answer from Aegean airlines if the serve food on the board. They said nothing about it when I booked the flight. 2. It was clear for me that I can give 1 piece of luggage, 23 Kg , for free. I was surprised at the check in that I have to pay for it $54 !!!! Why you don't say it when I booked the flight?????"

Cons: "not enough leg room"

Pros: "Good service and performance Staff very helpfk"
Cons: "The onky problem was the need to rechdck bags at athens for our flight to Ioannina With onky 1 and a half hours long lines at passport control It was a race... Pressure Best tonthinknhow to avoid and perhaps the airline should warn us in advance .."

Pros: "While we have some ratings of 1, 2, and 3; over all we gave Aegean a 5 because of the excellent accommodations they made for my wife who is handicapped. They went out of their way to make sure she got wheelchair assistance, and lift assistance up to the airplane.."
Cons: "No entertainment and the food, although free, was basic doughy bites of something I couldn't recognize."

Pros: "They charge us 40 ero each for bagage. Mabe it was my foult thst i didnt notice that the air price not include bage. Smal wotld u know I thing it is not fair"

Pros: "Plane was clean and there was enough room"
Cons: "The boarding gate on the ticket was wrong - twice."

Pros: "efficiency and a sense of a smile from the ground staff"
Cons: "the fully booked plane."

Pros: "Meal"

Cons: "It is very inconvenient and seems to waste a lot of time. That is my only complaint."

Pros: "Good flight overall. It was nice to receive drinks."
Cons: "We were 30 minutes late to board so I missed the bus from the airport and had to wait an hour at the airport."

Pros: "Daniella in tel Aviv awesome deserves raise very professional all flight attendants pleasant thank you plane left on time landed 15 early a true pleasure highly recommend Opposite of norwegian in every way"

Pros: "Snack was a light meal of pasta with melted white cheese & spinach, bread sticks, and a pastry/cookie. Yummy!"
Cons: "Plane remained on tarmac for 45 minutes before leaving causing us to be about 1 hour late."

Pros: "Quick. Clean plane"
Cons: "Boarding a bit long but still fine"

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Pros: "Fast, clean, gracious."
Cons: "Food."

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Luggage was not included in the price of the ticket- had to pay $ 40.00 for each suitcase/bag."

Pros: "Very comfortable"

Cons: "A short flight so not that important but the seats were a bit narrow and mine being in front of an exit row did not recline"

Pros: "The flight was posfond in tel aviv by 45 minutes"

Cons: "Tehran station staff need more trainig and need to be overseen"

Cons: "40 minute delay due to traffic at destination airport. Not Aegean's fault. Pilot kept us informed. Very nice job."

Cons: "I did not know that I will have to pay for lagged 45$"

Pros: "Good food and beverage service on a short duration flight."
Cons: "Boarding was a little cumbersome, having some reading materials would help."

Pros: "Direct flight, comfortable seat, departure in time, no waiting time in check in"
Cons: "Short direct flight, but too expensive! Even for first bag need to add more money. Limited varity of drinks."

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Bigger seats the new ones are way to narrow"

Pros: "I was sorted on Row 3 and the drapes kept hitting the back of my head."
Cons: "Move the drapes a few more inches back."

Pros: "Almost everything, especially the crew."
Cons: "Don’t feel like anything should be better to be honest"

Cons: "Half the screens were not working - crew were made aware but nothing was done. Vegetarian choices were poor to non-existent ; I witnessed crew insist to a passenger that there were no vegetarian options! They finally cobbled something together for him but not a pleasant experience"

Pros: "the crew was wonderful, we got a nice Wrap and water, wine or coffee for free, not all airlines serve it anymore, we were on time and I got whatsapp message with updates of the flight"

Pros: "The crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Baggage checkin & flight boarding was slow & disorganized."

Cons: "The KLM crew are always great serving and treating you. Well above many other airlines."

Pros: "Crew was great, very responsive and hospitable!"
Cons: "more lunch choices, especially choices without dairy products."

Pros: "Crew were great"
Cons: "Refreshments"

Cons: "Boarding was very slow."

Pros: "Good for both."
Cons: "Bigger seats."

Pros: "Food, entertainment and crew was exceptionally friendly."
Cons: "Seats not great for such a long flight."

Cons: "We had 4 hour delay causing a stop over at 3am. So yeah"

Cons: "I bought tickets thrue you for me two months ago Iit went well but on the last few days I also bought ticked for my brother and his wife and it was a disaster night mare for them bound for Montpellier too to attend a wedding the damn suitcase didn’t get to final destination it was at Orlando but got"

Cons: "The check in desk was late opening & the carry on luggage size was smaller than advertised on their website, so it had to be put in the hold. Open on time to prevent less stress to travelers & give more accurate information about cabin luggage."

Pros: "Friendly and efficient crew. Flights were on time if not even early."

Pros: "And i got it 2 days later. I had to buy a lot of items which were in my suitcase The returning of the suitcase was awfull. In tge end after many phone calls I received it On the 18/12 evening, 2 days after my landing"

Pros: "short, sweet and to the point. 1+ hour flight is usually an easy hop."

Cons: "Landlords gave an unpleasant service! Which continued with late of 50min of the flight, they didn’t do anything to help/ to provide the passengers the answers. The food was cold It was comfort place to sit. Bad experience with KLM"

Pros: "Nice crew pilot food and beverage"
Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "Friendly hostesses"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3 hours"

Pros: "Very pleasant, professional crew"
Cons: "Very slow check in. Mainly because other passengers obviously don't read instructions re: weight/contents of cabin bags etc. Would be helpful if there was additional staff to deal with them away from check in desk. This would mean that others did not have to queue for 25 minutes because the check in girls also had to deal with them"

Pros: "Seat 39A did not recline. The gentleman next to me spread his arms out a bit as he typed on his computer the entire way. So I did not get ANY sleep. Plus he got up at least four times."
Cons: "Except for the man next to me - great!"

Pros: "Seats were very comfortable, food was excellent, the staff was very nice, cabin was quite and roomy."
Cons: "No outlets to charge digital devices, and need more bathrooms on board. I was able to sleep most of the 11 hour flight so I did not take advantage of the entertainment."

Cons: "You are almost always late!"

Pros: "Able to fly direct to ansterdam"
Cons: "Have to lay over on the way back. More expensive than other airlines."

Pros: "The leg room, was surprisingly roomy"
Cons: "The food and that there was no entertainment."

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Excellent very good"
Cons: "Everting so good ex"

Pros: "Booked extra room seat which gave me good room for seating"

Pros: "Due to lightening bolt strike our pre-Y2K era plane got switched out with a newer plane with modern media delivery at the seats."
Cons: "This caused a two hour delay in boarding and another 30 minutes on the JFK T4 tarmac. Same crappy headphones so it wasn’t the"

Pros: "Very friendly staff"

Pros: "Airlines issue"
Cons: "Profiling certain customers"

Cons: "I don’t like the limited choice of drinks on these short KLM flights."

Pros: "The last two times we connected in Amsterdam to Humberside our luggage was delayed. This time it wasn’t. The simple things give the greatest satisfaction"

Pros: "Flight was on time and quick and comfortable"

Cons: "Without any explanation the plane I was due to go to Istanbul on at 11.30 was not available. I had to wait for a small plane coming from Edinburgh then wait for it to be emptied of passengers and cleaned. This meant we were over 2 hours late into Istanbul. No explanation or apology. I then missed my next flight in Istanbul and had to purchase another ticket. I cannot believe that air passengers are treated in this way!!! I will follow this up with KLM when I go home from my holiday."

Pros: "quick and relaxed"

Cons: "suitcase didn't turn up, although connection was quite tight"

Pros: "That we didn't crash"
Cons: "Being delayed and missing my connecting flight. No entertainment onboard (for hours and hours)."

Pros: "I fly delta this was run by KLM they weight all bags delta does not they don't take TSA preach Check. Delta does It was a free for all with check in and getting into plane"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Night flight so no entertainment allowed sleeping"
Cons: "Kosher food could be improved"

Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Delay"

Cons: "Did not get the luggage from connecting flight from Amsterdan to Basel"

Pros: "Nice, turbulent-free flight. Food was good, service with a smile. Leg space was OK because Boeing 777s are usually better at this."
Cons: "Flight left over an hour late because of a sensor glitch. It is concerning when a technical glitch happens. But, the flight was smooth."

Cons: "sardines!"

Pros: "I liked the leg room, I liked the customer service of the crew, smooth flight."
Cons: "Both ways up and down I struggled with over-head luggage space. We were allowed a cabin bag and a small hand-bag in the flight but as we were among the last half of the passengers to board the flight we couldn't find anywhere to keep our luggage and the crew had to take them away from us to store them somewhere at the back far away from our seats. As a result we had to wait until all the passengers got off the plane to get back our luggage and we were the last two passengers to get off. Unpleasant!"

Pros: "Newer plane. Dimming windows, upgraded bathroom. Flight crew very pleasant."
Cons: "Boarding wasn't announced. Limited in flight movie selection. Food was average. Same dessert for both meals served."

Pros: "Captain was updating us with the delay status."
Cons: "You have to be gold to get the priority boarding. In other countries I can do it with my silver status."

Pros: "Crew and food"
Cons: "Seat"

Cons: "Boarding... always boarding being confuse! Tarom flights are... difficult to understand why this happens"

Pros: "Crew"

Pros: "The check in was very rude and moody for no reason. He was not accommodating with the seating arrangement"
Cons: "Ask the staff not to be so moody for no reason at all."

Pros: "Late flight 1 hour"
Cons: "Be ontime"

Cons: "This flight seemed very chaotic at the beginning. It was late. When we boarded it seemed uncomfortably hot inside. The stewardess doing the flight announcements talked very quickly and ran everything together."

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing. The plane was not clean, seats were awful, the crew was noit happy to be working that day"
Cons: "The Bucharest Airport is like an overcrowded cattle barn with 10,00 cows. It was a wild zoo. No real lines - just push your way in. The baggage drop was like a comedy skit - it you use this airport be prepared for chaos, not many signs and procedures that were old in 1890."

Pros: "The seating availability at the check in time"
Cons: "The TVs never worked"

Pros: "Even if it’s August, there was no delay."
Cons: "Because it was very crowded and hot, we had to wait a little before getting out of the bus. The aiplain was a little bit old and looked dirty."

Pros: "Staff, seat."
Cons: "Delayed again: 40 mins"

Pros: "Business class seat"
Cons: "1,5 hours late, no info about it. Old plane."

Cons: "DO NOT FLY THIS AIRLINE they lost my luggage on this flight and their customer service won't even answer the phone. I'm not sure if I'll ever get it back, AVOID AT ALL COST"

Cons: "Employees VERY VERY RUDE!!!!"

Pros: "On time. Clean ."
Cons: "less lights while fly"

Cons: "Everything was perfect!"

Cons: "Confort"

Pros: "the plane landed on time"
Cons: "luggage came late"

Pros: "Every thing good,"
Cons: "I'am tall man so the seats not enough for me"

Cons: "The flight was 1 hour late to depart"

Pros: "short time flight"
Cons: "no entertainment/poor food"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Didn’t leave on time. Food was disgusting. Loud, not comfortable. Last time with Tarom"

Pros: "Boarding was good, flight and landing"
Cons: "Had to go through security check in Istanbul"

Pros: "Everything was very quick and well organized."

Pros: "Check in , flight info at airport great !"
Cons: "No choice for food."

Pros: "Received a banana with my meal"
Cons: "I was one of about 50 passengers who arrived in Bucharest to discover their bags had not been put on the flight. Due to spending over an hour in the airport sorting this out, and the flight being highly delayed, I missed my connecting flight."

Pros: "Quick and easy to board."
Cons: "They asked us to board early but didn’t turn the a/c on. No entertainment and the on board wifi was limited to their intranet. Kind of pointless."

Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "No food option without meat"

Pros: "Good communication with crew..."

Cons: "They only serve pork meat that was not good"

Pros: "Food, crew cooperation"
Cons: "It was OK"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Flight was late and I almost missed my connection to Tel Aviv plane."

Pros: "Food,staff,easy check in.everything worked perfect."
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Very good service"

Pros: "Pleasant staff, good flight."
Cons: "Nothing in particular. This was a quick flight, so I didn't expect much in terms of entertainment or food."

Pros: "Right on time. Old plane very well mantained and pilots and crew made the flight very pleasant."

Pros: "On time, direct flight, friendly crew"

Pros: "Staff were cordial and efficient. Boarding was efficient and smooth."
Cons: "Uncomfortable chairs (little legroom, no leaning backs for the seats)."

Pros: "The professionalism of the crew and the food."
Cons: "too small aircraft sensitive towards the weather changes."

Cons: "The check in counters didn't even open till 1.5 hours before the flight took off. The whole, show up 2.5 hours earlier than departure is a waste."

Cons: "Terrible handling of a situation with a passenger with special needs."

Pros: "Great price, no bag fee, nice crew, comfy ride"
Cons: "Mediocre food, no entertainment"

Pros: "Flights were delayed due to heavy snowstorms and it wasn't communicated until right before the flight."

Pros: "It was comfortable with good price."

Pros: "Take-off and landing on time; Cleanliness of air-plane; Politeness of crew."
Cons: "Non-functioning online check-in (without any warning whatsoever); Indifference of call-centre personnel inventing non-sense excuses; Ignoring booked seats; Outdated planes."

Cons: "I always check in in advance and I did this time as well. However, Tarom website did not offer the option for a vegetarian meal while I checked in. I tried again at the counter and was told I need to call 48 hours in advance for a vegetarian meal. I did not find this information on their website nor does it make sense to me that a vegetarian meal should be so hard to get. They should improve this. I had nothing to eat on the flight :-("

Pros: "צוות מקצועי טיסה נעימה ובזמן אוכל דרוש שיפור שתיה בשפע נעים לטוס טרום,,"
Cons: "אוכל טעון שיפור לא נורא כל כך לזמן קצר,,"

Pros: "Attentive flight attendants"

Cons: "As I said, check-in for the Bucharest to PRG leg was very difficult. My hotel needed to help. Ridiculous."

Cons: "Typically a beverage Is offered before take off. This flight it was not offered till the breakfast came out. May have been due to late start to boarding process"

Pros: "Look, most of these categories for judgment are irrelevant. Good stewardesses. A real sandwich. Left on time."

Cons: "Never again low cost Poor seating, no food"

Cons: "The seats are not comfortable."

Cons: "Comfort seats for tall people"

Pros: "Crew were nice"

Cons: "24 hours was before flight was delayed 50 minutes and after when I was at airport an other 1 hour and 40 minutes delay , when You have a transfer flight to take it is not serious"

Cons: "I was very disappointed for charging me one luggage - 60 euro."

Cons: "If Ukraine airlines EVER leave on time it would be a miracle!! Every time..."

Pros: "Roomy seat"
Cons: "Bad food"

Pros: "No real complaints here. Went on 4 flights in total and all were relatively decent. The planes are old, but 3 of 4 of my planes had upgraded seats with tv screens built in, where you can plug your phone to charge. The seats are of regular comfort, nothing outstanding, but not too bad (I’ve definitely had worse). Cannot regulate AC, which is somewhat annoying, but once again, not a big deal. Did not take food options so can’t comment on that. Flight staff is more or less polite, always smiling, and will make sure you have what you need. Would probably book again with UIA if it were an option."
Cons: "No AC regulation, planes are old, and very cramped waiting spaces for bathrooms."

Cons: "No room between seat rows!! Flight was freezing cold!"

Cons: "Hello, when I bought the ticket I took special care that it includes luggage fees, both hand and in plane suitcase. But when I arrived departure desk in TLV they charged me both laggage fee and also boarding pass fee on the amount of almost 90$!! This is a disgrace. Please refaid this. On top it was not mentioned anywhere that this flight is not included food."

Cons: "They changed my flight to a different airline!!"

Pros: "Crew friendly I like Ukraine Airlines"
Cons: "Nothing compared to most Airlines I know"

Pros: "Crew was great, attentive, polite. Boarding for priority was quick and easy."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, poor entertainment system, seats were so bad, a heavy passenger could not stay in business class on take off and landing as his seat was falling back. He rode in my lap most of the way."

Cons: "Delay was so long . The plane wasnt even ready. Stewards were so disrespectful"

Cons: "Both legs of the trip were delayed for more than an hour. One of the boarding staff was very rude and hate forigners ."

Pros: "Too short connection luggage missed the connection"

Pros: "New plane. Comfortable. Good service."
Cons: "Complete chaos during flight registration."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "It was a very smooth flight, lots of leg room, and attentive stewardesses."
Cons: "The plane was very chilly for some reason."

Cons: "Worst planes. Rude staff."

Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Everything. This plane was most likely the same plane the Wright brothers flew upon their first flight. I am 5'4" and 104 pounds and I had a hard time fitting in the seats. Most domestic flight planes are better than this; no TV, no legroom, you had to buy drinks. The food looked like diarrhea and my grapes had mold on them. Also, the staff were rude. I will NEVER fly this airline again."

Pros: "The flight arrived on time"
Cons: "Very noisy, only 2 bathrooms with que and quite dirty. People were pushing to get off the plane. Also very rough landing."

Pros: "They compensated our wait with a sandwich and a drink."
Cons: "We boarded the plane to find out there were some technical problems. We then deplaned and waited several hours for a new plane. Little information was given to the passengers in languages other than Ukrainian. Re-boarding was not announced, it just happened. Seats were very uncomfortable and too close together."

Cons: "No reasonable space between the seats."

Cons: "MY DESK WAS BROKEN!"

Pros: "The employees seemed to like their job and were polite"

Pros: "The second flight (operated by both Ukraine and Turkish was good."
Cons: "nothing really."

Cons: "Good enoug"

Pros: "there was room between the seats which provided a good experience."

Pros: "The sit was realy small . No entertament . Simple plain. Since it was less than 3 hours flight . Ok."

Pros: "The crew was great very caring & polight."

Pros: "That I arrived in one piece to my destination"
Cons: "The boarding process was insane Paid for business, didn't get business accommodations They lost my luggage They were delayed The outlets on the plane didn't work There was basically no entertainment I ordered a specific meal based on dietary needs and they didn't have it They let babies sit in business class They don't have a normal process for lost luggage"

Cons: "They lost my baggage!!!"

Cons: "I flew back on Arkia wwith my son. Unfortunately we were seated with 2 aisle seats instead of right next to each other as requested."

Pros: "I enjoyed most of the ride comfortable and fun"
Cons: "In the first hour of the flight the stewards violent tapped me awake for random reasons and the movies where boring also take off and boarding was both off schedule"

Cons: "I fly cross Atlantic a lot. This was by far my worst experience. Old and shaking airplane, bad food, main TV screens with old movies and horrible audio and chinees. Subtitles as if it was burned and bought in some market. I did not like the fact that you need to pay for drinks and all the flight crew cares about is to get tips and make sales"

Pros: "Service staff was friendly and understanding"
Cons: "Expensive food with nothing for free included, no entertainment counsel"

Pros: "It's a discount airline, you get what you pay for."

Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "One stewardess was completely with a nasty attitude to several people."

Cons: "I didn't like the rescheduled of my flight 3 times! And I lost my connection flight"

Cons: "I wanted to upgrade to Business Class, so at Television Aviv airport I made the request. I was told that from TLV to KIEV they don't have Business service (which is not true) and if I wanted business from Kiev to JFK I should request it in Kiev. In Kiev they told me that I was supposed to request and pay outside the gate area. In other words I would have to go out and recheck. I would have missed my connection. You should make it more clear for people that want to upgrade."

Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "Felt like I went back in time. No electric socket? And they won't let me upgrade for business at the gate saying its too late for me to go back out to the check in desk even tho they had free seats. Ridiculous"

Pros: "Evrything was profetionnal and went very well"

Pros: "Good service, pleasant flight"
Cons: "Too noisy, too crowded, too hot, insufficient ventilation. Also on the day of the flight I received an email that the flight was moved up from 14:15 to 11:15. Upon my arrival at the airport I was informed that it was on time. Since I am physically challenged having to rush to the airport on the spur of the moment was very difficult for me. I wrote a letter to the service provider and I am awaiting a reply. I have been a loyal Kayak customer for several years, and this really came as a shock."

Cons: "My lagage did not arived until now (day after) i think they should gove me some compensence"

Cons: "in the bording from israel they make us pay for siutcase in lviv didnt pay the suitcase was 21 kg thay say in israel its low cost light so way in lviv didnt pay and in israel pay 60 dollar what is this"

Pros: "Proffetional"

Pros: "Nothing, but the fact that we were able to sneak to the emergency seats."
Cons: "The check-in, the terrible arrangement in boarding, the crew on the plane having no gudjemennt - talking like robots!, no food served?! long story short - NEVER returning to that flight agency again!"

Cons: "While checking in we were informed that flight from Tel-Aviv doesn't include bag and we need to pay extra $60, although flight back includes bag. Ticket was NOT "low-cost". No meals served and this was also not mentioned in any terms. Very bad feeling."

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