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June

High season

October

Average price round-trip

₪875

Good deal round-trip

₪858

Good deal one-way

₪560
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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 23,396 reviews
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Ticketing staffs should and can be more co considerate. Average rating at best, and sometimes very rude."

Pros: "The Turkish Airline crew are treat you as guests not as customers."

Pros: "It was a great flight."
Cons: "The cabin temperature was a little warm"

Pros: "It was a true Turkish Airlines experience! Awesome as always!"

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "No entertainment. Late boarding."

Pros: "I have flown Turkish Air many times since 2010, and used to like the airline. Not so much anymore. I would say their entertainment center and food are pretty good."
Cons: "They used to have an affordable Economy Premium option, now all they have are seats made for someone 5’5” 150 pounds. Anyone over 6’ can and will suffer greatly. I’m 6’4” and fly many of their 12 hour flights from LAX to Istanbul and have to sit sideways, until my back aches so bad I have to turn. They also keep their planes unbearably hot, which I have no idea why, making the trip in that cramped seat horrible. Their in between meals snacks consist of cheese sandwiches, and the attendants never come around with drinks or snacks. I also fly Singapore Air and Emirates and their service is subperb!"

Pros: "the food and service was outstanding as always on Turkish Airlines"
Cons: "The seats were incredibly Uncomfortable, and I was in Business Class. It seemed to be a newer plane. The seat was like sitting on a bench, not in a seat, and the distance between rows was almost non-existant; it was very distressing and disappointing...."

Pros: "Boarding couldn’t be easier. The crew is very attentive and nice!"

Cons: "The crew on board was aloof, and somewhat rude. I was traveling with my 87 yr old mother and they did little to help, especially when we needed the restroom but they had the aisle blocked for most of the time, serving food. There was no way to get around to access the bathroom and the crew turned us away from the only available bathroom in the front. Really?! Not impressed at all. Also the flt was 30 minutes late making our connection tight. One of the young, gorgeous stewardesses was rude and dismissive of me when I asked about it."

Cons: "customer service needs upgrading"

Cons: "Departed over 1/2 hour late making it necessary to make a mad dash for the next gate for the following flight."

Cons: "Long lines and very slow"

Pros: "Movie choices and food excellent. Great flight staff"
Cons: "Movie controls not too responsive"

Pros: "I thought the food was excellent on both flights light , fresh and tasty. The seats were very comfortable and the staff very helpful. I was very happy with Turkish airlines."

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "No room"

Pros: "Free meal and drinkd"
Cons: "Flight was delayed but we were not informed of what’s happening Too hot, air conditioning did not work"

Cons: "Customer service"

Pros: "Will never use kayak again"

Pros: "Crew was very professional and food was very good."
Cons: "With 2.5 hr layover there was no explicable reason for our luggage not to make it to its destination. Yet we upon arrival to Sarajevo, we (and other 10 passengers headed to the lost luggage department."

Pros: "Superb entertainment system"
Cons: "The flight back from Dublin to Istanbul was awful, it was crowded, very warm, no air to breath."

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

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: "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: "Short flight-everything fine. Great plane."
Cons: "Having to pay for internet if you want to use it. The way Israelis queue at the airport, leaving no room between you and them...too much pressure. Strange 'breakfast"."

Pros: "I was upgraded to buisnes class :)"
Cons: "Every thing was ok"

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: "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: "Crew was nice and courteous."
Cons: "I'm 2.05m tall, and had no leg room or an exit seat. These seats should be saved for these specific occassions, which made the flight uncomfortable."

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"

Cons: "I was shocked when we landed in Ataturk and the sleeve was attached to the plane we had to get down to the ground from the middle of the sleeve. We were taken to the terminal by bus!! After the sleeve was already attached! I can understand when you are in some small airport or flying with low cost airline. But it's Turkish airlines in their home airport! Really disappointed."

Pros: "Add good airline to Atlanta to eu"

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "flight canceled , i flew diff, airlines"

Pros: "excellent"

Pros: "I liked the space I had in my seat."
Cons: "Being surrounded by 8-10 babies who were consistently crying, being delayed almost an hour, my TV didn't work, and the food was terribly bad more so than usual."

Pros: "Good service and good food!"
Cons: "Thé flight was full and I felt as if I was in a can of sardines!!! The plane is old and the video system did not function well!"

Pros: "Great entertainment and food."
Cons: "Boarding was very long."

Pros: "Impressive design of the cabin, especially the extra large WC. Wonderful staff. Food was exceptional and plentiful."
Cons: "Need a bit more leg room in economy. The seat width and cushion was excellent, but when the person in front of me reclined, I could barely get out of my seat."

Pros: "Service Good Clean On time"
Cons: "Price is high"

Pros: "Crew was very nice though took very long to clear after meal. I love flying with Turkish Airlines on my business trips I guess August is not the best time .."
Cons: "Flight was very full yet boarding was done with bus not a walk trough gate Screaming children and loud parents made the short fligh literally a nightmare. This is not in the airline control unfortunately yet impacted badly on my flight experience."

Pros: "It was a quick 2-hour flight with a delicious meal."
Cons: "I sat in the only seat that didn't have a working personal entertainment system."

Pros: "everything was good and don rhith"

Pros: "Everything was perfect during the flight."

Pros: "I loved it from the second it started, I didn't want to get off the plane. The service and comfort can't be beat. You get alot more than what you pay for."
Cons: "The entertainment was a little out of date and lacking but everything else makes up for it"

Pros: "the boarding was fine, we were on time and the staff was pleasant."
Cons: "the food was ok, they played one movie for everyone to watch and our screen was not the best, small seats with no leg room, filthy greasy window i had to clean to look out of."

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

Pros: "Crew and food were quite good"
Cons: "Leg room was quite tight on plane the carry on bag limit was too restrictive at 8kg"

Pros: "Other than the food and a little bit the entertainment (I was given the same comedy episodes for the way there and back) everything was perfect. In the future my first choice is going to be Turkish Airlines!"
Cons: "Even though the service was excellent - the food was just OK. I had the pasta for breakfast - there was no other choice. I hate pasta and in general there were too many carbs and too few protein choices. Maybe it is a personal taste but for me the food was simply not tasty. That applies for everything I had (except the yellow rice which was good). As for the entertainment - I watch mainly comedy episodes on TV. The same episodes were given on all 4 legs."

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

Cons: "The crew is not nice and rude. The checkin counter didnt allow me to have overweight of 300 grams. Ridiculous. At some areas of the plan the air conditioning doesn't work well"

Pros: "Roomy seats and good food"

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."

Cons: "Terrible customer service. Rude and unhelpful. They refused to do a spelling change on my name and forced me to purchase a second ticket. The flight was 25+ minutes late taking off due to lack of organization at passenger check-in. It really is a shame that Agean is pretty much the only option to Istanbul (IST) from Athens."

Pros: "The space for the legs"

Pros: "Friendly crew, clean and comfortable plane"

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."

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

Cons: "Had to double pay for baggage. Total scam"

Cons: "I booked for baggage through kayak and had to pay again. What a scam"

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!"

Pros: "Crew very helpful and happy to assist Good communication"
Cons: "Late boarding Late gate change Too many people with large carry on bags that wouldn’t fit into storage bins"

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

Cons: "Luggage was not included in the ticket price and it was never specified when we purchased the tickets"

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

Pros: "The staff was polite."
Cons: "For some reason my boarding pass wasn't scanning. They took me to the side and had to do it manually even though everything was correct."

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!!"

Pros: "Everything was perfect, the flight late a little but it was ok with the connection...."

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 .."

Cons: "Too much of uncontrolled loud talk between passengers above 25 - 30 yrs old on either side of aisle at night 10 - 12 PM without even thinking that other passengers are around. Flight attendants could have been courteous by asking them to keep the noise low. My baggage did not arrive for 4 days in Cairo and no one was responding to calls and even went to airport twice . offices were closed during day time . Last day before leaving with the help of a travel agent I was lucky to get my luggage. There was almost a brawl at airport as people were unhappy because their baggage did not come from tel aviv to cairo. Very poor handling of delayed baggage. Not even a call from the airline. Not sure if it was offloaded in Tel Aviv or Athens."

Pros: "On time and good service"

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

Pros: "I did not take the flight as I had to cancel my reservation due to a medical problem."
Cons: "I'm sure it would have been a lovely flight had I taken it."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "no words to describe how bad it was - the main problem was the operated company at Israel"

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."

Cons: "Very upset with airline. We arrived 1 hour and 15 mins before flight and was told they oversold our flight and gave away out tickets. That is illegal to do. I want a full refund for our 3 tickets. Our names are Bernard , Judith and Max Levin. We were suppose to leave at 5:30 am and arrive at 7:30 am. Instead, we lost the entire day and did not arrive until late afternoon . This is not right what the airline did to us. I want a refund from our credit card."

Pros: "Great crew, great service. Super clean airplane. Fast checkin and baggage drop off."
Cons: "I was surprised, and only for the best!"

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

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."

Cons: "The price of the ticket did not include luggage. The biggest problem is that it was not mentioned anywhere during the booking process, and I found out that extra 40$ should be payed for every suitcase at the checkin desk."

Pros: "Very comfortable"

Cons: "Waiting area was very crowded. The flight was delayed."

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

Pros: "the food was really good, and somone met us to get us to the next flight"

Pros: "Nice and clean aircraft nice service"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "clean aircraft, wonderful crew.. comfortable seating.. quick, professional... everything..."

Pros: "Prompt , on time flight sched"
Cons: "Havas customer service reps are not warm. Just doing their job, no.extta mile...can be rude at times"

Pros: "KOOSHR FOOD"

"Dreamliner was comfortable and entertainment system good"

Pros: "Friendly crew, great access to a variety refreshments, robust entertainment library."
Cons: "No suggestions."

Pros: "Staff were polite"
Cons: "The seating space is horrendous, I am 5 ft 8 and felt like I was sitting with my knees at my chest, horrible horrible seating"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Wifi on klm"

Cons: "The only complaint I had was that it was very warm on the flight (and I usually get cold on flights), and in the seats we had there weren't fans above the seats. A few rows up they had fans, so apparently you have to pay extra for air... This wouldn't be a big deal on a short domestic flight, but for an international flight it was a long time to be uncomfortable!"

Pros: "Nice crew, good food."
Cons: "Both bathroom were not working in business class area."

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

Pros: "Boarding was quick and flight was calm"
Cons: "The coffe and breakfast."

Cons: "KLM crew exceed our expectations"

Pros: "The crew and the timing were ok"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable"

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: "Very friendly crew and on time with no problems."

Pros: "No delay and nice staff"

Pros: "Crew was amazing. They adjusted the seating arrangements so there was an empty seat in every row to give passengers more space. Very thoughtful and much appreciated. They served delicious meals, snacks, and water. They provided headphones, blankets and pillows. They took very good care of us."

Pros: "Service is awesome. Food is great."
Cons: "People with short connection are affected by the 15 to 25 minutes delay."

Cons: "They left my bag off the plane. Ridiculous."

Pros: "Seat space a bit tight . I should have upgraded to more leg room . Next time!"

Pros: "Quick flight"

Pros: "All good"

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

Pros: "Economy comfort was very nice, food decent, plenty of toilets to avoid overcrowding, and good entertainment selection."

Pros: "The flight started with a visit in the recently renovated KLM crown lounge in Amsterdam airport. I liked the various seating options and of course the upstairs bar. The service on board was attentive and efficient, the food options I really liked (especially the Chinese dish) but also the little touches like the nuts & gouda cheese which were served in small porcelain bowls. The seat itself was very comfortable when sitting and the structure gives a lot of privacy. However for couples or friends travelling it's a bit cumbersome to have a conversation even when sitting in seats next to each other. Overall my expectations were fulfilled."
Cons: "This seat is not ideal for sleeping for taller persons (I'm 185cm tall) as the space to put the feet is very narrow and it's uncomfortable when lying on the back (as one cannot put them in the natural resting position). Cabin temperature could have been a bit lower for my taste. Crew needs better training with regards to transfer procedure in Chengdu."

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"

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: "Everything was great! Crew incredible. They acknowledged my wife’s birthday and made her feel special. Food was ultra salubrious. Loved the big screen monitor."
Cons: "No complaints about anything."

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."

Pros: "Interior of the plane was clean. Smooth landing."
Cons: "Pilot did not avoid turbulence"

Pros: "The crew was fantastic! Our needs were constantly being met and just about the time you thought you might want a snack or a meal, the attendants were already heading down the aisle. Because of an allergic reaction, I asked for ice a number of times and the attendants were more than happy to meet my needs."
Cons: "The seats were very close together. The trip from New York to Amsterdam seemed a lot more comfortable than the return flight. The food from NYC JFK was better than the food from Amsterdam. The movie selection on both flights was a little disappointing."

Pros: "Professional crew. Good boarding."
Cons: "No entertainment on board in business. Stale buns - staff unapologetic. Older 737 with uncomfortable seats."

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

Cons: "The cabin crew was racist. She told me to move back from an empty seat just because she wanted one of the guys ( from her country ) to set on it! Very rude and racist."

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

Cons: "Please Endeavour to put the expiration date on the food served in the flight."

Cons: "The 767 is configured oddly and th business class seats are so narrow it feel like you are sleeping in a coffin"

Cons: "Crowded seating, 20-year old video system, headphones that did not match the two-jack system, lackluster service in flight. Generally my experience with KLM has been good, but this was well below average."

Pros: "Only thing we liked was the fact that we were able to get onto our flight at all..."
Cons: "Was not informed that checking in online is the only way to secure a seat. So, regardless of whether you book your tickets 3 months in advance or the day before, you're not actually guaranteed a seat unless you check in online. We weren't told this until we were at the airport and checked in there that we might not be able to get our pre-booked in advance flight because of over-booking from KLM. We then had to wait and see if there were seats available when boarding. Luckily, there were, but we were not sat together. Not the greatest start to our first holiday together as a couple. We were told that if there weren't seats available, they'd pay for us to get to another airport to fly out, which would have meant a huge delay on the only time off we'd get together this year and have to rearrange our pre-booked and pre-paid living arrangements for the week. All because there wasn't a lot of emphasis on the need to check in online before hand. You'd think if someone checked in at the airport, that would be more of a guarantee that they'd be flying with you that day, but apparently not. Definitely not impressed or happy with this part of the KLM experience. This is the only company that we've had this problem with, they should make it clearer that it is essential to check in online."

Cons: "Amesterdam airport employee was really rude"

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

Pros: "The cabin crew were good. They explained what the arrangements were for the delayed flight connections"
Cons: "The plane wasn't refueled and so was not ready for take off once the passengers were loaded. The plane had a technical problem when it tried the first take off and so it had to be abandoned. This was alarming.."

Pros: "My bagage broke"
Cons: "I paid extra fee for extra bagage which was tv and i paid insurance my tv broke and no one responces for it"

Cons: "Tiny old cramped plane."

Pros: "had problems checking in , in that I was charged for a suitcase! I have since checked my paper work and found thad that I had paid for a case! I will follow this up when I return to the UK"

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: "Staff both at the airport and in the plane were professional and welcoming. Depsite short distance sandwich and drink were offered."
Cons: "Nothing to be honest . All positive."

Pros: "The included snacks and the seats."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight from Amsterdam was 2 hours late. Caused me to miss connection on train from London to Leeds which then cost me 124 pounds to rebook. No information was forthcoming at all at the airport and there were 3 different departure times given. Absolute chaos. The airline is a joke"

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

Pros: "Comfortable flight to Amsterdam for vacation in UK. More meals than expected. Also wasn't expecting some of the comforts offered to "regular" class seats like eye masks, ear plugs, pillows and blankets. It was an overnight flight, so maybe that should have been expected, but I don't think we had those 4 years ago when traveling overseas."
Cons: "Nothing. This is filler text to meet min characters."

Pros: "Friendliest economy class service I've ever encountered."

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: "Have WiFi"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew super"
Cons: "food, seat. In general the whole aircraft is not convenient"

Pros: "checking baggage included, comfortable plane"
Cons: "the plane was almost an hour late"

Cons: "The table at 9B seat is broken. Because of that the stewardess spilled a glass of coke on me"

Pros: "Brought me home in an hour"
Cons: "Delay again"

Pros: "Nothing"

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

Pros: "quick boarding (small plane, not many people). appreciated a free meal in economy class on a 1hr flight. Wow! relatively easy check in for my luggage."
Cons: "better signs regarding luggage check in, better seats. gate number changed many times. confusing and hard to hear announcements"

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

Pros: "Clean."
Cons: "Boarding via bus."

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

Cons: "My mother (88 yrs of age) solicited help stowing her luggage from one crew member, and was refused!"

Pros: "entertainment was good"

Pros: "Customer service was good"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed and the airline lost my luggage"

Pros: "The whole process was very enjoyable in the flight was really nice I loved it"
Cons: "I am not used to going through Baggage Claim and then checking in again at airports but after I figured it out it was ok"

Pros: "The planes were very comfortable very clean very well performing landings and takeoffs for smooth no vibration very comforting food was great the staff was amazing some of the best I've ever seen the airports are great too"
Cons: "It was ok for me but someone in a wheelchair might have a tough time"

Pros: "That I didn't die in Chisinau"
Cons: "Spending the entire time I was in Chisinau at the airport vomiting by some out building on the edge of the property. TAROM gave me food that made me sick. On the flight back, a bunch of people were handing those sandwiches back to the stewardesses after looking at them. Now I know why. I went to 25 countries on this trip, and this was low-light number either A1 or A2, depending on how the other thing shakes our financially. I had 3 flights on TAROM, and only one of them sickened me to the extent that I had to throw up."

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

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

Cons: "Because I booked tickets with baggage included, and when I was at the airport I had to pay again 50 euro per suitcase. Who will pay for this mistake?"

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

Cons: "1h and 30 minutes late"

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: "Checkin and staff were efficient and professional. Amazing there was food on such a short flight."

Cons: "Flight was 1h20 minutes late."

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: "Good communication with crew..."

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

Pros: "The sandwich was very convenient, even though the flight was very short"
Cons: "The OTP airport is not very organized, difficult for a new guy to get to the gate. Nothing to do wirh the flight but i needed to mention this for other people new to the airport"

Cons: "Hi, We've booked the flight using Kayak, with VAYAMA agency. It was clearly stated in the e-ticket that we were allowed a baggage of 23KG piece for our infant baby. (it was a lap-ticket, no seat) When we arrived at the check-in counter, they said that because it was a lap ticket, we are allowed only a baggage of 10KG piece. We were delayed at the checkin counter with a baby in our hands, and humiliated (as people in the line behind us started to get nervous). I'm definitely gonna write a mail to VAYAMA agency. And I'm extremely disappointed. At the end, after maybe 20 minutes (which seems like forever) they let us check in the baggage we had."

Pros: "Easy, for what it was."
Cons: "Plane interior was in poor shape"

Pros: "well organized; nice service attendance, friendly and efficient staff."
Cons: "na"

Pros: "Small slow turbo prop plane substituted for plane stated on original booking. Airline also changed schedule which was a little inconvenient."
Cons: "O)n boarding we stored carry on bags at the plane to be collected before taking the BUS to the terminal. The problem was that the crew could not get the door on the p;lane open to give us back our luggage on landing. It took them at least 15 minutes to open the door."

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

Pros: "At check in we were given a window and middle seat, even though I had requested cross aisles, as my wife has a bad knee. The aisle seat was taken by a very large man (I also am large). The flight attendant saw some empty seats in another row and moved the person in the aisle seat to that row. He's A-1 in my book."
Cons: "Check in agent was very unpleasant and didn't give us the seats I had requested - unhappily I didn't notice this until we were past passport control."

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

Pros: "Flawless in spite of weather related delayed take off."

Cons: "It was impossible to make the check-in online. I had to go to the airport very early. The lady at the check-in desk said that my name was NOT in the system, nor was my flight reservation. She had to look up by the ticket number (highly unusual, she said). The seats were apart for me and my wife, despite the fact thet I had chosen together seats when I made the booking. Next time I will think twice before I go for Kayak or Brussels Airlines (for example, they don't have Bucharest Airport on their departure list on the B.A. website... after all, Romania is a E.U. country!) The second flight took off after 20 mins. delay, and landed w 15 mins. delay."

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

Pros: "Flight was friendly, surprised we still got food for a 03:40 flight that was only 2 hours long. On time boarding for once."
Cons: "Way too early of a flight, had trouble sleeping on plan."

Pros: "Nothings"
Cons: "Food will be good in future stuff i want them to be smile more confortable flght"

Pros: "Great price, nice crew, decent flight overall"
Cons: "The food was terrible! No entertainment system"

Pros: "The sandwich was yummy."
Cons: "Everything was fine"

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: "Check in was very efficient. The flight was on time. All the announcements were given in English and were very understandable. We were served a beverage and lunch!"
Cons: "Not a lot of leg room which is typical of most flights these days."

Cons: "Windows locked dark for whole flight in the DAYTIME going over spectacular scenery in Norway and Greenland. No eye shades given out. Totally depressing. Food very mediocre with nothing Arabic in spite of great Arab food."

Cons: "Let passengers look out the window in the daytime. Going over Norway and Greenland with fantastic scenery and windows are blacked out whole trip. I paid to select a window seat. Totally depressing to be in the dark all day. Windows black even when lunch served. Tasteless Western food. Would have liked something Arab. (I’m a white American)"

Pros: "The crew was nice and courteous. The flight went smoothly. The bathrooms were easily accessible."
Cons: "They barely offered water on the 11-12 hour flights. The crew was not around other than to hand out meals during the first and last few hours."

Cons: "That if passengers with a original departure of erbil will be blocked for their final log that kayak or royal jordanian dont advertise the flight"

Pros: "Crew members"
Cons: "More comforting seats!"

Pros: "Crew was not helpful they also spoilt my luggage"

Pros: "Crew attentive, flight left and arrived on time"
Cons: "More movie and TV show options. Also foot rest would have been nice."

Cons: "Didn't think of something because the flight was awesome."

Cons: "I hd a very large person seating next to me. He should have been made to buy 2 seats. Very uncomfortable for such a long flight."

Pros: "Quick boarding and on time departure and arrival."

Pros: "flight was fairly empty, so very comfortable seating as nearby seats were not occupied."
Cons: "everything was fine -- now the departure and connection to another flight was NOT NEARLY AS SMOOTH !!"

Pros: "food"

Pros: "The flight was one time for departure and arrival"

Pros: "nothing. there is no responsibility from voyama towards clients services"
Cons: "every thing"

Pros: "Crew exceptionally nice"
Cons: "Can’t turn off the screen"

Pros: "Short trip"
Cons: "No coffee"

Pros: "The flight the plane the staff on plane the food the entertainment"
Cons: "waiting lines to get into the gates and passport checks for departure. it was too long and mis-leading since the machines were not working eventually had to go to a manual check (not machine) and almost missed the flight. It's bad management of the Ben Gurion Airport."

Pros: "I upgraded my flight to business class and I enjoyed it."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "On counter, some workers were not nice"

Pros: "I travelled by my myself from Heathrow to Amman on a direct flight. The staff at every stage were polite and helpful, the food and in-flight entertainment were good especially for a 5 hour flight, the seats were comfortable and the toilets clean. Everything was on time and I had no problems with my luggage. I would happily fly with RJ again."

Pros: "Had a great seat"
Cons: "They didn’t offer basic beverages"

Cons: "It is time to change the food! the food is so bad . I get the filling that they don't care' just like that!"

Pros: "Quick, simple flight arriving 7 minutes early."
Cons: "About 12-15 minutes late boarding with no explanation or announcement. Food & entertainment should NOT be rated on such a short flight."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad service bad attitude"

Pros: "The seat room, friendly staff"
Cons: "3 hour delay... not Jordanians fault (fog)"

Pros: "No thing"
Cons: "The staff"

Cons: "I thought the Crown Lounge in Amman (RJ's hub) was shockingly poor."

Cons: "Although we were traveling together, the airline seated us separately on both flights. Going from Chicago to Amman I was seated in seat 16A while my husband was placed on the other side of the airplane in seat 17K!! On the ride back, I was in seat 13A and my husband in 30C!!!!! Prior to check in and during check in, I was informed that I was not able to select our seats, and that we would just have to arrange seating ourselves once we were on the plane!! A week prior to leaving Amman my husband called rj and talked to a representative who changed our seats."

Cons: "I actually didn't fly QR. My RJ light from TLV to AMM was delayed by approx 2 hours. I asked to be taken off the flight in order to fly the day after from TLV to LCA and take QR. However the RJ gate agents explained that there are over 40 people on the flight that need to take the QR from AMM and that the ties between RJ and QR are very strong and the QR flight will wait the necessary 15 minutes. However, as we landed in AMM we saw the QR aircraft push back 5 minutes earlier than the scheduled departure. We got stuck in AMM and the RJ people were nice but totally inefficient and claimed that they were limited by their corporate procedures. I asked to be put on an Etihad flight that was scheduled to leave 2 hours later and that would put me at the end of the day in MAA (my destination) around 2.5 hours later which was acceptable in my eyes. The transfer desk agent said he is going to arrange it, disappeared for 45 minutes and then came and told me this is already too late for Etihad (it was not) and anyway they cannot let me take Etihad since they are not a part of "One World". I argued a bit and he said ok went to teh back office and disappeared for another 20 minutes. at that point he came and told me that all is taken care of and here is my new flight and proceeded to show me an itinerary which took me through BKK to MAA but the AMM-BKK flight will leave only at 0130 at night (this was around 1430) and get to BKK in the afternoon tomorrow. Then I will have to wait in the airport another 8-9 hours to fly to MAA. hence 2 nights without sleep staying at airports. BTW, I was the only Business/first passenger but this did not confer on me any special treatment. I refused to take this route and at the end asked them only to get me back to TLV and there I will change the whole route and go tomorrow on QR from LCA. I had to wait at AMM airport until 2100 and only now - 2300 - reached home which I left at 0600 this morning. BTW, i don't think that they restored my ticket to its original form (which was a full QR ticket covering also the RJ and Pegasus flights. but I was too tired to argue. I will postpone my trip by one more day and change the route to avoid another debacle like this one. Also, I chatted with the QR people in Amman, and ithey claim that they were not told that the RJ from TLV had 40 passengers connecting through them. This is the absolute opposite of what the RJ people claimed. Last, all his is without even mentioning the issues this delay caused since I have people who came specifically for this, waiting for me in MAA and God only knows when I will manage to get there and whether or not they will wait for me. Guys, you have to do something about this. I am quite a regular flyer and this is the worst experience I had."

Pros: "Fast check in, Comfort seats"

Cons: "Bording was not very organized."

Pros: "Left on time. Probably overpriced for the length of the flight. Baggage was out promptly."

Pros: "We left early and arrived early. Seats were more spacious than I expected for economy class. It was a short flight so there was no food service, just orange juice."

Cons: "When My luggage was searched at the gate of armman before fly back to Chicago, my camera was taken away by security person, he never returned to me. I only found out when I got home."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "I'll was good"

Pros: "It’s a 25 minute flight. It’s all good. :)"

Cons: "I pre ordered a kosher meal. It was said to me that someone miscalculated and there were not enough kosher meals. I was left hungry and starved on such a long flight."

Pros: "Very short, only a half hour flight"
Cons: "nothing not to like"

Pros: "All new"

Cons: "Extensive security. Warm plane. No charging outlets."

Pros: "The Dreamliner is the best plane I’ve ever boarded, it was used for this short flight."
Cons: "Could not check in online, had to get the boarding pass at the airport."

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Modern aircraft"
Cons: "Food is terrible Service is marginal They serve a mediocre meal right after takeoff then you don't see them again until right before landing with a dry snack"

Pros: "Everything they are the best good with customers they love to help I Recommend to use this airline thank you so much you guys are the best"

Pros: "Great Customer Service, Great Food and very friendly staff"
Cons: "My experience with Royal Jordanian was great"

Pros: "Good service, leaving on time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Loved all of the kind smiling faces on all of the flight attendants"

Pros: "Quick and easy boarding process, nice person at check-in counter"
Cons: "I used the restroom in the plane before takeoff and the it was absolutely filthy. It was clear it did not receive any attention between flights. I was sitting in the emergency exit row and, during takeoff, the plane made a horrible, howling/whining noise that I've never heard before. Everyone was looking around and fearful. I fly often and this was the kind of noise when you wonder "is this where it all ends?" Not sure if it was the engine just outside or the emergency exit not being fully sealed but it was the first time in a long time that I've been fearful on a plane."

Pros: "Most of the attendants where very helpful."
Cons: "We were 5 family members scattered throughout the plane. The attendants tried very little to help us get seats close to each other."

Pros: "Every thing"

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