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AED 3,946(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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Top 5 airlines serving Abu Dhabi Intl to New York John F Kennedy Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10,971 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "no"
Cons: "respect"

Pros: "Crew was very helpful"

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Crew was receptive"
Cons: "Food boarding"

Pros: "Boarding its took along , food it's bad"

Pros: "The crew was exceptional! Seat was comfortable and extra seat not occupied next to me giving me extra elbow room also in addition to sufficient leg room."
Cons: "I would have a few suggestions but it would rise the price of ticket significantly. We got what we paid for."

Pros: "Crew is good. Flight got delayed"
Cons: "Food is good."

Pros: "On time. No problems"

Cons: "Be aware! "When customers purchase tickets they are paying for transportation for the specific class designated on their ticket and not for specific seat assignments. Seat assignments can never guarantee." This is what they emailed me when they did that to me on my pre-selected & confirmed seats!!"

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Qatae Airways is second to non as always"

Pros: "I flew Qatar from Doha to NYC and the meal quality and options were excellent. I also enjoyed the amount of new Hollywood movie releases and music options."

Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Everything."

Pros: "The Crew has been excellent"
Cons: "When I arrived at the Airport in Arusha (JRO) my reserved row 23 aisle seats for the DOH to JFK segment were changed to the (last cabin section row 31); also my aisle seat was changed to a middle seat Food was better from JFK to DOH Entertainment was lacking - movie and TV selection was poor for 20+ hours of flight time"

Pros: "Stellar crew -- super friendly, served water/juices constantly, polite, attentive. To be commended Great choice of movies and entertainment but no wifi???"
Cons: "This was an older 777 -- no wifi -- pretty surprising on such a key flight at DOH-JFK! This is not the airline's fault but I had a crazy lady next to me who was very disoriented, who could not speak English and needed assistance. No one would deal with her! She had a little pouch with her name on it -- like a UM -- so someone knew something was not right when they put her on the flight. I bought drinks inside the terminal for this 14 hour flight but they were all confiscated at the additional security at the gate!! WTF"

Pros: "Need to give people cheap access to wifi"

Pros: "Very comfortable wii sleeping compartment"

Pros: "Did not provide hotel even in a 10 hours lay over. The security personel does not know how to behave with passengers."

Pros: "Comfortable, on time"

Pros: "Qatar airlines had the nicest planes I have ever been on, not to mention the most beautiful and clean airport."

Pros: "Leaving that god forsaken airport after hours of waiting in lines."
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Hindu meal only be vegetarian"
Cons: "All is good"

Pros: "Excellent service from the crew. Flight on time."

Cons: "I had a long trip and as a result I had lost my voice, and the crew had no patient at all. I feel like she just wanted to check the box instead of really making sure I got what I wish for food wise."

Cons: "Some crews are not accommodating."

Cons: "While stay in Doha the did not give any food vochcher for 21 hours what they think no body eat in 21 hours I go to counter they refused next time I will not travel"

Cons: "They announced everything in English and Arabic and repeated the same announcement multiple times. The entertainment is good but frustrating that it is constantly interrupted with announcement about everything. I have never heard that many on any other plane. The announcement about customs paperwork was long and done 2 times in English and 2 times in Arabic. There safety video is soooo long and again is done in two languages. It was just all too much. Besides that everything was great."

Pros: "same"
Cons: "same"

Pros: "The was very hospitalty"
Cons: "Every thing was amazing"

Pros: "Plane was perfect"
Cons: "Transit was just tedious very long line , had to wait for along time. The crew have very strong accent which makes difficult to understand them, but they are very nice and helpful"

Pros: "Everything was good!"
Cons: "More movies, no wifi, better food"

Pros: "SPECIALLY THE CREW SERVICE EXCELLENT"

Pros: "Service & cleanliness."
Cons: "Nothing I remember."

Pros: "Considering how long it was, not much could have been better. It wasn't too crowded, so the seat next to me was free, which made getting some sleep easier."

Pros: "Clean plane, esp. the bathrooms. Sufficient bathroom amenities. Attendants always checking bathrooms for cleanliness. Very friendly attendants yet not overpowering. This flight, the films are a bit better but still not the most recently films are on offer. Nobu's seafood soup noodles was the best!"
Cons: "Not interested in the menu's main courses. Fruits were not sweet at all. Must improve on your cappuccino. Nobu's seafood soup noodle did not come with chopsticks."

Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew was friendly and attentive to passengers (I give them 4.5 stars). The seats are comfortable. The plane was clean."
Cons: "My 18 year old daughter (turned 18 on December 20, 2016) was singled out, searched extensively bodily and her bag, for no reason what-so-ever. It was a traumatizing experience for her... needless to say, nothing was found and no explanation was given. The seats recline too far back so that the person behind cannot enjoy what they are watching. The crew has to keep asking the passengers in front to pull their chairs up slightly."

Pros: "Service was good."
Cons: "Need to provide more variety for vegetarian food. Cannot serve the same food for every meal on a long haul flight. Provide more entertainment options, more episodes of sitcoms, more movie options, more language options."

Cons: "Check in to the boarding lounge was a bit chaotic and there were a lot of angry customers yelling at airline staff. The process needs to be improved."

Pros: "everything!"

Cons: "is it true that Qatar treats the passengers coming to US differently than the passengers going out of US. I noticed that the crew was giving menu cards for dinner when coming back to US. Food quality is very ad, quantity is small also. same story with snacks. they don't offer enough food overall. The crew should be trained better for int'l passengers."

Pros: "From start to finish the whole process with Qatar Airways was smooth and excellent."

Cons: "They supposed to provide Wheel chair for my elderly mother in Law who had a foot fracture, was very hard /painful to walk. I confirmed the wheelchair option well advance before her travel date in Qatar Airways Web site. I got the confirmation also in the Qatar Airways Web site. I usually fly with my family as I have a big family with couple of children and elderly. I will never fly Qatar again, this was the 1st and the last fly with Qatar airways."

Cons: "Terrible. Awful. Could not possibly recommend this airline to anyone."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The first flight of my journey was delayed which made me late for my next two connecting flights. I arrived on vacation a day late. Paid for a hotel and activities that I never used. My bag arrived 5 days late. I had to buy clothes on a daily basis which ate up more time and fun money. The airline gave me nothing except empty promises and dismissive apologies."

Cons: "Flight attendants raising shades so that light was in your face. Blocking aisles near bathrooms"

Cons: "No entertainment service from Doha to New York"

Pros: "Boarding on time. Crew was very nice except food option."
Cons: "My wife didn't get veg food she is looking for. We asked crew and they said they don't have."

Cons: "I am hard of hearing. It would be appreciated it you would offer more movies with English subtitles."

Cons: "This is my first flight with Turkish Airlines. It is much better than every Europe Airline company. Until the Covid19 pandemic is over I will not fly to Europe with any European company. Turkish Airline are that good. On top of that you get to transport two big bags of luggage for free."

Cons: "Horrible food, crew wasn’t nice"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Good attention to detail."
Cons: "Seat controls panels need updating. Are also dirty."

Pros: "Staying overnight in Istanbul because of the 8 hours delay."

Pros: "Everything was awesome!"
Cons: "Nothing really."

Pros: "Loved the amenities kit. The hostess was very nice and always helping with a smile."

Pros: "Most"
Cons: "Small legroom"

Cons: "Chairs spaces"

Pros: "All."
Cons: "Food may become better. Not twice meat, especially not late at night. Give an option for an omelet for example"

Pros: "Again, food and service in business class were superb. A newer 777 and more comfortable lie-flat seats"
Cons: "Business class gets only one small lavatory."

Pros: "Super"

Cons: "The only kosher foodi is no good must change"

Pros: "Thr A330 has 32" pitch which was ok. The 2-4-2 seating made this less of an issue. Food was ok. Screens are decent and responsive."
Cons: "It's 32" for a 10 hour flight. Not really comfortable and enjoyable, and a squeeze throughout."

Pros: "everything was perfect"

Cons: "None"

Cons: "na"

Cons: "The airport staff in Istanbul was horrible. Wouldn't help find the gate until the last second. After arriving in JFK. We're stuck on plane on tarmac for 3.5 hours "waiting for a gate" unacceptable."

Pros: "I am not blaming the airline at all for these inconveniences."
Cons: "NOTE: THIS IS NOT A CRITIC OF THE AIRLINE Having personally experienced the latest in the consequences of travel related rules mandated by US public officials, I am yet again left wondering if they, and their families, go through these rules that they impose on the general public. Or if they just breeze into their private airport wings and planes. I doubt they take off shoes, belts, and such, or go through irradiated machines. But going through about 3 extra layers of security while transiting is a bit much. Not to mention the extra hours spent relinquishing and reclaiming laptops etc. Frankly, non of these acts makes anything safer. It is akin to the permanently parked police vehicle on the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC since 9-11. What is that supposed to deter?"

Pros: "Interior of the plane"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everthing was great. I wish US domestic airlines were even half as good"

Cons: "Please change my meal request from diabetic to regular"

Cons: "It wasn't communicated beforehand to check in our baggage to electronics."

Pros: "Attentiveness of staff."
Cons: "The check-in was quite hectic."

Cons: "Luggage was held back in Istanbul. It was broken into and never made it to NYC. They shipped to Texas at which point it had been opened and rifled through. Unprofessional."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Amenitied were great. We even arrived significantly early."

Pros: "Safety and comfort. The people were so nice."
Cons: "What I didn't like was when Turkish Airlines told us that in order to get free hotel and free transportation because our layover was 13+ hours we must buy Turkish entry visas which costs us $200.00. The visas should've been free because we were on transit."

Pros: "Excellent"

Cons: "my chair was not inclining . After several requests to take a look at it or even move me to another seat, it was never addressed."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Wonderful experience"

Pros: "x"
Cons: "x"

Cons: "Lost my bag. Again no gate number from Instambul to NY."

Pros: "There were a lot of very good experiences with Turkish Air. I was pleasantly surprised how friendly and courteous the staff was. Overall, the trip was a pleasure. I would fly with Turkish Air again."

Cons: "Very good"

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "Everything good"

Cons: "Delay in receiving luggage ,"

Cons: "Very very cramped"

Cons: "Need more vegetarian options"

Pros: "All amazing"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "My new iphone was stolen off the plane. I have complained to the turkish airline people. They tell me fill out feed back forms. I did no response yet. I want to be compensated for my stolen phone"

Cons: "Late baggage"

Pros: "evrting"

Pros: "US government sends out travel advisories in timely fashion"
Cons: "Turkish airlines is overwhelmed with schedule changes. They behave in a manner not respecting the gravity of the situation and the need for people to get home. For example, they rescheduled our flights but did not confirm or ticket our flights. They should use all resources to get us home but won't let us fly on Star Alliance code share flights."

Pros: "Good in general"
Cons: "Delayed flights"

Pros: "I like every thing"

Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Departed late, landed late, baggage claim took over an hour and half"

Pros: "All was ok"
Cons: "To warm in the cabin"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Stop feeding us bread"

Pros: "Seat was weary at 52H. Although there were other empty and more comfortable seats, the crew didn't let me have one."
Cons: "Food could have been of fish kind variety and hot drinks weren't available. No hot drinks, neither coffee, nor tea."

Pros: "Amazing plane"

Pros: "The captain"
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Food wasn’t that good and there could have been better entertainment options (more movies, TV shows). Internet was terrible."

Pros: "The crew."
Cons: "Terrible business class."

Pros: "every thing"

Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "On-time arrival, direct flight"
Cons: "Poor in-flight service. They said they would give out a snack before landing but never did. If you want a drink other than at meals, you have to go get it yourself."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Lack of variety of entertainment movies, shows etc. No WiFi connection. Bathrooms were very dirty"

Pros: "Amazingly soft landings, as always."

Cons: "Not to sit in the midddle seat."

Pros: "Yes"

Cons: "If flying on time its always late even more than one hour"

Cons: "Very old planes. Poor cleanliness"

Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Direct flight, punctual time. Crew is friendly"
Cons: "several toilets were out of order (were marked occupied instead of out of order so I was waiting in vain until a passenger informed me it was not working not occupied). food, looked like they were trying to conserve on passengers desserts.. microscopic (toy size) containers for coffee n tea??!"

Pros: "I didn’t like anything about this airline !! the staff looks miserable I was delayed on all three of my flights! also my luggage was broken by egypt air baggage department"
Cons: "EVERYTHING ! this was the worst airline I have ever flow !"

Cons: "That I could check in online instead of the airport, to get to pick the seat I want, I was placed in an isle seat 2 rows before the end of the plane, right behind me the we only 2 seats row, and almost every single one that went to use the restroom had to bump into my chair in their way back"

Cons: "4 bags, agent charged me $100 for 12 # excess wt will no not allow me to repack to the lighter “other 3 bags 18 pounds light, total. I think a refund is in order."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Fully flat seats, friendly crew, good food. Excellent price"
Cons: "Dated slightly worn seats"

Pros: "Big plane, multiple boarding points. Food did its job & helped with the long flight. Movies weren't expansive, but good choices to kill the time."
Cons: "The crew did not have the key to unlock to doors leading to the plane, which forced everyone to wait 30 mins standing in line. It was quite silly! It delayed our flight about 30-45 minutes - not much, but really painful when the flight is almost 12 hours. The crew didn't tell us what was happening either, but it was pretty obvious."

Pros: "Direct flight, nice crew and professional pilot, didn’t feel the plane touching the ground while landing"
Cons: "Definitely not cheap flight ;) Food is no good , bathrooms were not clean and flight crew refused to clean it !!!"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfort, service."
Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "Good seats reasonable service and chk in was easy , food is excellent."
Cons: "Very noisy ."

Pros: "The plane was new, roomy and very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was a long flight, and most people slept most of the time."
Cons: "It took some effort to find the right check in window for the flight, and it involved a lot of walking around the airport. The selection of movies and tv shows was underwhelming. There was no room to sit in the business lounge."

Pros: "People"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Long time at jfk airport"

Cons: "Baggage was not logged into the flight, although it was checked in 2 hours before flight...!!!"

Pros: "Comfortable plane, nice crew, movies."

Pros: "every thing thank you"

Pros: "The staff provide an excellent service on board. They are constantly available to assist and provide. I will travel with them again and again."

Pros: "seats were little comfy handrest where not even. choice of movies were basic. clean not a bad flight. food was decent."
Cons: "the stewards were accommodating and always with a smile. Bathrooms kept clean. check in easy."

Pros: "So organized airline"
Cons: "Head Hosts are aggressive but not so much"

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Customer service very very very bad And tickets was too expensive"

Pros: "The crew was great. Very helpful and friendly."

Cons: "The pilot was excellent in take off and landing. He got us through some turbulence in a smooth excellent way"

Pros: "Great professional and fast"
Cons: "Couldnt take my camera in the hand bag which is unreasonable."

Pros: "Time..... everything was on time no late ..flight take off on time with good security Processing"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "We flew JFK to CAI roundtrip in coach. The whole process from check-in to landing was good overall, and the meals were also of good quality and complimentary as was baggage check-in (compared to US carriers who charge you for everything)."
Cons: "The bathroom got a little dirtier on the long haul flight compared to what I remember on other carriers, and phone support is only available during business hours which turned out to be ok, but could be a problem if you need to have a question answered last minute."

Pros: "Nothing was good. Everything was horrible."
Cons: "Flight attendants are rude and nasty. They take forever to accommodate you. When you press the flight attendant button to be taken care of. They don't care at all. If you ask for help you're left unhelped."

Pros: "They have some interesting old films like Charlie Chaplin in their silver screen entertainment choices. Accommodating flight attendants."
Cons: "There did not seem to be any air vents to adjust for cooling down when I felt hot."

Pros: "They make us feel the tickets are discounted, and when you arrive to the airports for international flights which is normally allowed 2 luggage, they informed us we are allowed only one bag and charge for the second bage $125.00 also they told me that my carrying on is too big and charge me another $125.00 . I have had traveled with the same carry on many time but that's the new way of EGYPTAIR scams. Will not travel with them anymore..... They're the worst service, you will only see the cabin crew during the meal time , with almost 12 hrs flight you will see the crew only twice !!!!! The worst experience we ever have"

Pros: "Staff was attentive and welcoming"

Pros: "Food and service was good."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "The Crew was excellent and accommodating."
Cons: "Long flight ... could not sleep... Not your fault :) I'm very tall so the comfort for me was not as good as it could have been due to limited leg room. Please try to keep us in mind and /or try to get tall folks leg room seats. Thanks.. Happy security was good, but it was a bit slow."

Pros: "Pilots are excellent at smooth landing."
Cons: "To most Arabs, broadcasting a prayer before taking off is routine and goes without notice. To foreigners, it could initiate fear about the safety of the plane as it projects a need to rely on a super power to make it. It's cultural and could be misunderstood."

Pros: "Crew was fine."
Cons: "The food quality was really bad with no alternatives. All passengers with vegetarian food option were complaining."

Pros: "Overall service"
Cons: "I had to check in my cabin bag"

Cons: "Gate 61 for boarding is too far away and requires a lot of walking....very strange design of the airport"

Pros: "The crew"

Cons: "No food I ask three time for coffee and tea still not get it Staff so rude I don’t know why staff was rude if you don’t have food let us know not get rude ."

Pros: "service"
Cons: "Meals could be improved"

Pros: "They never cared about non-muslim passenger as the flight is full of muslim passengers."

Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Cons: "I travelled from KUL to JFK with transit at Abu Dhsbi. Nightmarish transit in Abu Dhabi. Three intrusive security screenings (why three?). At some point they take away your boarding pass and make you sit in a hall for about half an hour (with similar 'criminals') with no access to bathrooms without telling you why. Then they call your name to return the boarding pass ( which was a problem for me because I am hearing challenged). Not sure this special treatment is reserved for just brown skinned travellers"

Cons: "Crews attitudes + the long flight"

Cons: "Lied to me about my seat assignment. I was teady to pay for extra leg room bufor they declined and said they assigned extra leg room seat. But later I found that it is Norma seat. Liers"

Cons: "Seat and space"

Cons: "Food was awful. There was no other choice than Paneer the indian food."

Pros: "As I said, the crew and facility were pretty good. But the bad things really ruined the trip and pissed me off."
Cons: "First of all, I tried to purchase the on-plane WiFi. That didn't happen, as I was told there was an error in purchasing and I didn't end up getting any connection. Yet when I got off the plane, I realized that I was nevertheless charged for $12. This was definitely annoying, and they still haven't gotten back to me. Secondly, which is very frustrating and infuriating, was the fact that not only was my checked luggage delayed, they did not call me or reply to my emails with any useful information on my luggage's situation. To this date, I have no idea where it is, if it's lost or damaged, or when can they deliver it to me. I had all my clothes, my DSLR camera and gifts in my luggage, and I had to buy a bunch of stuff in the next few days because I didn't have those things. It has been more than a week, and they still haven't gotten back to me on anything. For this reason alone, I think they totally deserve a poor overall rating, especially because I chose them in the first place because I trusted their good ratings."

Pros: "A380"
Cons: "Limited food options and quantity."

Pros: "There is nothing much to like about the flight. The only good thing about Etihad is the pre clearance option at Abu Dhabi that saves a lot of time after landing in the US"
Cons: "14+ hours of flying time where it can be done under 10 to 12 hours. Food is not good at all."

Cons: "Crew was not as attentive as Emirates Airlines."

Pros: "مجال الكراسى"
Cons: "المضيفين"

Pros: "Ample storage available in window seat. Window seat for solo business traveler is nice; private."
Cons: "Boarding very inefficient- rushed out of Premium Lounge to go to the pre-screening for return to US - finished and at the gate sent back to a nearby lounge with just enough time to sit down for a few minutes."

Pros: "Excellent crew"

Pros: "Seats are more comfortable than Qatar. Staff was very friendly. They handed out more water than other airlines, which is much needed on the long flights."
Cons: "They caused a lot of us to miss our connecting flights bc of hours-long delays. I had to stay overnight in Abu Dhabi. They put me up, which was nice, but I was sad to miss the first day of my work trip bc of it."

Pros: "The movie options and food were good."
Cons: "This flight had the potential to be good as the entertainment and food options were good, but I felt cramped and the volume of the surrounding passengers was awful. There were three crying babies, which I know neither the airline nor the families themselves can control, as well as one child with special needs who was making a lot of noise the whole flight. I wasn't able to sleep at all for that reason. Additionally, I was disappointed that the flight was late and that the deplaning process was so long – we taxied for a long time and there was only one staircase, so we were very late."

Pros: "I had the opportunity of flying The Apartment from Abu Dhabi to JFK. It was one of the most incredible first class cabin experiences ever. The experience starts when boarding the aircraft and you are personally escorted to your seat and introduced to the several features around you. The space is ample and the cabin has some privacy doors making it feel very exclusive. There is a large couch across the seat which later is converted into a bed. I was offered pijamas and a small closet to hang my clothes right before take off. Once on the air our personal chef introduced himself and explained the different dishes from the menu. I was able to try the steak and the lamb biryani; both were superb. The IES provided a decent selection of western and some middle eastern films as well as a few live news channels. After I woke up our flight attendant explained the on board shower which is also a distinctive feature allowing to feel refreshed before landing. I had another meal before landing which included an appetizer, and entree and a dessert made with roses. The crew was nothing but fantastic and I would love to fly with them again."
Cons: "I was not told what airline lounge I should use at JFK, but the only regret I had was not being able to take a longer flight..."

Pros: "Good"

Pros: "All aspects"

Pros: "Crew were great"
Cons: "Very noisy with loads of kids, crying babies"

Cons: "There is no politeness of cabin crew and there not having ample stuff as snacks and liquor. They are not desire to serve you as long flight India to PHIONIX"

Pros: "Great service in their A 380 full floor biz class service from JFK to Abu Dhabi"

Pros: "I like Etihad airways."
Cons: "Food really needs to be upgraded."

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Good"

Cons: "Child screaming for 12 hours straight. No action taken to resolve."

Pros: "Seat relatively comfortable. Liked pillow that resembled neck pillow."
Cons: "Despite plane not being full, crew seemed to have difficulty serving meals."

Pros: "Best airline out there, by a long shot Was given a vegan food option when booking!"

Pros: "I enjoyed all aspects of the flight except the food."
Cons: "I did not likeep the food. It was oily and didn't have a good taste."

Pros: "Beware of the etihad airport crew at Abu Dhabi. They are extremely inept. The gate agent lost my ID card needed to gain entry into a third country. Not only I had to miss my connecting fight from Abu Dhabi, was never put on another flight, but etihad also cancelled my return portion of the ticket all due to a mistake by their gate agent."
Cons: "Beware of the etihad airport crew at Abu Dhabi. They are extremely inept. The gate agent lost my ID card needed to gain entry into a third country. Not only I had to miss my connecting fight from Abu Dhabi, was never put on another flight, but etihad also cancelled my return portion of the ticket all due to a mistake by their gate agent."

Pros: "the crew was good, unlike NY-AUH flight where some crewmembers were arrogant bathrooms were kept clean"
Cons: "zone boarding should be smoother, but people still try to skip the line"

Pros: "Bathrooms were clean."
Cons: "Tranfer desk staff at auh changed assigned seat. Inflight crew Made an excuse for not serving coffee. Took more than an hour to get bags"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The service was spectacular to begin with. It was consistent, frequent and ultimately satisfying. It was a very comfortable ride with enough space for a broad guy like me. What I love most is their selection of entertainment. I have to say that in the 16-17 hours I flew with them (which I just came home from) I never felt claustrophobic, uncomfortable, or bored. I was in the middle seat. I love their flight progress and flight time. Their timing was very accurate. In fact, both flights landed earlier than expected."
Cons: "I didn't really dislike anything on the return trip. It was everything I expected and more"

Pros: "Flight was on time and even landed to JFK an hour early. Flight was not full. Hence, enjoyed free vacant seats to lay down. Landing was nice and smooth"
Cons: "Food was horrible. No desert provided. Juice was not natural. It was sugar added juices. USB port was not working to charge my smart phone."

Pros: "granted food voucher"
Cons: "movie selection poor. 3 hour delay"

Pros: "Bussiness class was excellent."

Pros: "It Was a beautiful expiren ce"

Pros: "Excellent."

Pros: "The crew was attentive and genuinely friendly / helpful."
Cons: "Many passengers were rude, standing in the aisle near the entry to the restroom / galley area. The crew repeatedly asked them to sit and they would sometimes ignore then outright and other times sit for a short while only to get up once again. For me the seat cushion was a bit hard for such a long flight."

Cons: "Middle Seat"

Pros: "Service and food"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"

Cons: "Etihad overbooked me along with more than a dozen other passengers on a 14-hour international flight. Apparently Etihad decides on who gets left behind. Etihad's "Transit Travelers" service is one of the WORST customer service desks I've ever been to. I waited in line for 2 hours. Passengers were urging to be served so they can make it to their connecting flights not knowing they have been already selected not to board those plains. Voices were raised and demands were made to speak to the supervisor. It was chaos. I made it to the agent shortly after the gate to my flight had opened. I was shocked by how the agent lacked empathy when he informed me I won't make it to the connecting flight because it had been overbooked. Not an apology or even sir! I was forced to be rerouted which stretches my 25-hour trip to 33 hours. Then the connecting flight gets delayed more than an hour resulting in missing the second connecting flight. Now my trip has become a 41-hour trip, I missed a day of work that's worth more than double the value of the voucher Etihad gave me and lost one day of unscheduled vacation. Etihad even damages my bag that had servived more than 10 flights. I will never fly Etihad and strongly recommend against flying with Etihad."

Pros: "Aircraft fleet and airport is good. Good infrastructure."
Cons: "The cabin crew is not at all courteous. When you start travelling in US, you realize how different the crew's attitude is. When you want to say no to the customer, atleast make an effort to accommodate the needs of the customer first. Minor requests made by the passengers should be accommodated. You just rudely say No. Learn something from American customer service!!"

Pros: "nice plane"
Cons: "The gate was closed. people sitting on floor"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Bathrooms could be a little bit cleaner"

Pros: "Landing and the crew"
Cons: "The food was very spicy( Chicken meal)"

Cons: "Avoid flight delays in the future and respect the flight schedule"

Cons: "Boarding was vary slow and not on time. We lost one bag."

Pros: "The flight schedule was better than any other carrier. The flight crew was very helpful."
Cons: "The space between rows really seemed much narrower than a year ago."

Pros: "Flight attendant Hazeem was great."
Cons: "The state of the plane, communication with patrons, literally everything else could have been better. Willingness to work with patrons after their airline caused patrons to miss other flights. It was absolutely a nightmare and i will be contacting your office."

Cons: "My bag arriving when I did"

Pros: "Crew exceptionally nice"
Cons: "Tedious security before boarding. Cleanliness could be better."

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

Pros: "Entertainment choices, comfortable seats"

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

Pros: "The flight the plane the staff on plane the food the entertainment"
Cons: "Inspectors checking your personal hand bag with gloves on their hand getting into every pocket."

Pros: "Amazing exit row seat for free. Really nice crew."
Cons: "Bad headphones and small selection of movies to watch"

Cons: "I left some baggage on the plane and it has been impossible to reach Royal Jordanian in regards to getting it back. Every phone number leads to a different phone number."

Pros: "The plane was clean and food was provided in a timely manner. The bathrooms were well located and I did not have to wait to go. Movie selection was not as expansive as I had expected but was still enough to pass the time."
Cons: "The plane seemed to have a signal jammer so I could not send any messages before we pulled out of the gate. Our departing flight was delayed two hours, just sitting on the runway without the screens turned on to let us watch anything. The return flight was unpleasant because we were not able to sit together."

Pros: "Treatment"
Cons: "No"

Cons: "Informed by email at 9.30 the previous evening that flight was delayed for 3 hours. Delayed at airport for a further hour. There was no explanation or apology. This must have caused major problems for passengers with f;light connections and for the many who had to get up and go to work the next day."

Pros: "Food ,service, clean"

Cons: "I missed my flight"

Pros: "I kept calling the airline and no one answered to change the dates because of a passport emergency and ended up missing the flight"
Cons: "No one answers in case of emergenciess"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Every terminal seemed normal except for the one that has flight to NY. Although we already went through This terminal we were baggage check/metal detectors, then everyone questioned about why we traveled, bag was hand checked, and we got two body pat downs one after another. Felt really unnecessary. Worst part this terminal is in a glass box so if you leave to use the restroom or get coffee, you gotta go through the process again. A real headache. Movie selection on flight is limited and the seating needs more leg room. I think this airline has the least amount of leg room."

Cons: "Worst food on long flights.. terrible quality and insufficient"

Cons: "They wont let us pray. It's a Muslim airline. And yet they refused us to perform our obligatory prayers. Also we had ordered special meal for all 5 of us. We only got 3."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The food the service and the flight"

Cons: "Worse Flight ever seen . they charge me $210 for my handbag when I'm stop in Jordan Air port for connection to fly to US right before the airplane door . they told me if I don't pay they will cancel my ticket ."

Pros: "Nothing to like on this trip"
Cons: "The trip was scheduled to depart at 18:30. Arrived Airport around 16:30 to be shocked that the flight was delayed to 01:50 next day (i.e. seven and half hours). The ground staff advised that the flight was rescheduled to the new timing two days before. RJ ground staff claims that they informed all travel agents of the new timing. I verified with my company and the travel agent and they advised that RJ did not contact them at all. The irony is that I am an RJ Royal Plus Gold Frequent flyer member and RJ has all my contacts details and send me emails and messages all the time, but they fail to alert me at such critical and urgent situation. Most annoying that the ground staff did not even apologize for me and the other passengers specially the European old man in a wheelchair. Instead of arriving Amman at a civilized 19:30 we arrived the nest day at 04:00 next morning. Big blunder Royal Jordanian."

Pros: "Quick. Personal TVs. Cheaper side. Nice fellow passengers."
Cons: "Unprofessional crew made a little club house of the last rows of seats, moving passengers so they could make themselves beds. They were Not very helpful or responsive. Lost my luggage. Bad food."

Pros: "The kosher meals could use a serious upgrade and the employees on board could be a bit more accommodated when it comes to food and drinks."

Pros: "Crew provided better service than crew flying in to Amman"
Cons: "Boarding, food, and entertainment are three areas need major improvements. One other notice, one of the rest rooms was broken already before take off from Amman."

Pros: "Nothing. The flight got delayed by 6 hrs and not even an apology. Food was bad, ill treatment of passengers, and so on and so forth"
Cons: "Nothing. The flight got delayed by 6 hrs and not even an apology. Food was bad, ill treatment of passengers, and so on and so forth I would not recommend this so lone yo anyone"

Cons: "after one hour delays and half hour flight the rented aircraft had to fly back to the airport for technical issues , the next flight was seven hours later . During this time there was poor communication and terrible service. The inbound flight was also delayed for almost two hours and the same story of bad communication and worse service . I have been flying for a long time with RJ and I can say for certainty that its one of the worst airlines out there. I kept my hope all these years till I finally gave up. They will never improve or learn from their mistakes"

Cons: "The food is poor. It's time to make an upgrade. I think that you have to serve the main dinner at as a second mail."

Pros: "Modern air craft"
Cons: "Poor service Terrible food"

Pros: "Very New Airplane, very pleasant flight attendants , the food is great and we departure on time. Therefore, I have a amazing flight. Thank you Royal Jordanian"
Cons: "Everything was owesome"

Pros: "The aircraft, the service"
Cons: "I ordered kosher meals and they arrived frozen to a degree I could not eat it. The movies did not have any subtitle options, except Arabic. They should at least have English subtitles"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Terrible ground staff. Constant change in flight schedules. No support on codeshares. No on ground help for canceled flights. No ability to print all the boarding passes. terrible connection options. Will avoid flying them ever again if possible."

Pros: "Attentive crew, good entertainment choices, free headphones"
Cons: "We arrived with another Royal Jordan flight and went through transit but still had to go through the same security like all the other travelers which led to a total of five security checks for the two flights. Several procedures were done multiple times (swiping computers/cameras/children's toys.) Security personnel didn't explain differences in protocol to other flights/check-in procedures which led to high frustration, e.g., families were separated for individual screenings/pat downs without asking where our small child should go. There were no bathrooms or concessions in the last section where people were waiting right before boarding the flight."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly and attentive, food was good, seats are comfortable - great flight!"

Pros: "More food please"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I like the selection of movies and the timing of the meals and snacks. A great crew did a nice job bringing around water, etc. They picked out a real nice seat for me on the way back home. Middle aisle and no one else in the row so I could move to the middle when the lady behind me kept on kicking the back of my seat. (-: Compared to other flights the RT price was reasonable and I could go direct from NYC into Amman."
Cons: "Speaking English only made it hard at boarding to know what was going on but when I went up, I still didn't know if it was my turn or not, the smiled and waved me on."

Pros: "Seats were very comfortable. Is a new Dreamliner from NYC to Amman."
Cons: "Could hardly hear movies on seatback entertainment system-tried both own and their headphones but finally gave up. Also, not a fan of the window shade that only dims-no real shade-light still comes in. Food is not good and drink choices are poor."

Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "The plan was really old. It had ashtrays."

Cons: "Friendly service. Very hospitable. Would definitely fly them again."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable, staff was extremly friendly"
Cons: "Boarding the plane was very disorganized on return"

Cons: "Lack of curtousey of some crew members!"

Pros: "My seat happened to be in the back, near the crew break room, they were so loud, chatting, laughing and being so obnoxious .. Our flight was at 0600 leaving Amman to Basra so you can imagine how sleepy most passengers were, myself and another passenger asked the crew to keep it down with no luck"
Cons: "The food is so bad, sandwiches look like it's been made a week old, no selection"

Pros: "Crew were helpful most of the time."
Cons: "Seating was very poor. The five of our groups where seated in different location, despite booking together as a group."

Pros: "Everything was perfect! Food was great!"

Pros: "The trip at all is fantastic and all the employees and staff are so kind and generous. Good food and good hotel that was provided to me in Amman."

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."

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