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Average price (return flight)

AED 1,217

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AED 968

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AED 1,510
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Top 5 airlines serving Dubai Intl to Istanbul

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8.3
Emirates
Overall score based on 15,548 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Obviously Biz Class is a great proposition for a flight of this length and once again the experience was a good one. Staff are always friendly and very attentive."
Cons: "We are not big eaters but when you leave at 10am then a lunch and breakfast is a bit of a stretch and even with light snack options we found ourselves hungry. Breakfast was not too flash"

Cons: "Water leaking into 52 and 53. Wet socks"

Cons: "Nothing i"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The plane was old and tatty I booked a window seat to actually get the window seat with no window. I had just come off another Emirates flight but this was old tatty plane, the seating squashed. The plane was delayed on the runway for around 40 mins but no announcement made, the stewards were unresponsive when people pressed the buzzer."

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

Pros: "The in flight crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The seat I have 41A is quite awkward, especially when 41B was a plus size person. The slanting profile of the wall also made it quite claustrophobic. But overall endurance."

Pros: "Most of the staff were supportive and caring and made me feel like nothing was too much to ask."
Cons: "I didn't realise my kid wouldn't get her own meal and I ran out of food if prepared by the last flight as we were travelling 38 hours in total. Snacks were available on request but it was just crisps so I gave her most of my meals."

Pros: "Leg room is always great!! Also the staff a brilliant!!"

Cons: "Food was bland, repetitive (poor choice and variety) Crew was unwelcoming. Had to ask multiple times for water, soda and also take away plates I have travelled emirates before so this flight was bad compared to previous experiences"

Cons: "Noise of serving some people dinner in middle of night interfered with sleep. Deep dip South meant no internet for much of the flight lots of noise and inconvenience trying to fix Tvnz for (rude) lady in front"

Pros: "Didn’t get this flight as we were so delayed."

Pros: "Very clean. New fixtures nice screen"

Cons: "The boarding gate space was quite small and there was no separate queue for business. So you literally had to push through people who were already in the queue to board as a business class. There was no space to go around."

Cons: "The bus ride took over 10 mins. Why are flights to South Asia and other developing countries not given boarding via the bridge? Horribly long bus ride at DXB for flight to DEL."

Pros: "Second legs entertainment system was brilliant."
Cons: "To offer only one meal on a 7 hr flight seemed quite stingy, although the quality was very good."

Cons: "Delay in the take off and the plane was old .. No control from the crew on passengers behaviour which was disappointing.though the flight from colombo to dubai was excellent"

Pros: "Vego food was provided Lots of meals"
Cons: "Some of the food wasn't as tasty but it's airplane food"

Cons: "Entertainment system at my place didn't work properly."

Pros: "Good Flight."
Cons: "They changed the seats without asking."

Pros: "Excellent service and accommodation in business class. Could not have asked for more"
Cons: "Nothing to memtion"

Pros: "Was upgraded to business class. Was able to change my special meal for a regular meal in business class. Thanks for the great service. I do feel the service on the 9hr dxb to cpt flight was above that of the 4hr dxb to blr flight."

Pros: "The ice entertainment is great, from movies to series and such a vast choice to pick from. Was the only thing that kept me going on the flight."
Cons: "For a 8 hour flight the seats are not great. I'm only 5'7" and still didn't feel I had much room for my legs. Food wasn't the best but I've never been a fan of airplane food. Had a good pick of soft drinks."

Pros: "food wifi"
Cons: "the airplane was filthy and old the touch screen was malfunctioning"

Pros: "crew"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Excellent flight. Excellent service. Great food and on flight entertainment."

Pros: "Wine"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "I felt unwell towards the end of the flight. The cabin crew could not have been nicer. Although they were busy they all found time to come and check on me, including the purser. Water and other drinks were given out regularly. They even provided afternoon tea with scones and cream!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Being able to sleep comfortably Great staff Food good rather than great but not easy on flight. Well chosen good wines. Chauffeur service to & from airport Ease of checkin"

Pros: "Everything was excellent. Emirates is a quality airway."

Pros: "Food better than average"
Cons: "Poorly designed economy seat. Unusable wifi."

Pros: "The food was great. Flight attendants were nice and polite."
Cons: "Flight 123 Dubai-Istanbul was cancelled due to weather conditions in Istanbul. Emirates put us on a new flight, we were waiting in queu for 30 min, and my queu wouldn't move because of one passenger. I asked the person in charge, if it will take another 30 min, I should go to another queu (because the other two queus already finished with lines up longer. ) the guy said nothing. I was next in line and when my turn arrived, I asked for a similar seat or something at the window, he give me an angry look and give me seat 50B on EK121. That is the last seat next to the toilet. I adked him to change and give me somthing else because I have medical condition and easily get nauseau if I sit toward e end, he said, that is it ma'am. I repeated to him my request and medical conditon, he turned his face away and said next person in line! There were at least 50 more passengers booked after me and 50 more seats available, he intentioanlly gave me the seat I asked not to be given just because while standing in line I asked him, why the line up hadnt moved an inch in 30 minutes. This is a very un professional behaviour and unacceptable behaviou. I had never before had such uncomfortabel flight in my life. I had nauseau during the whole flight!"

Cons: "Having to go through twice as arrived in terminal C and departed terminal A What a waste of time"

Pros: "Everything is wonderful"
Cons: "Tight Economy Class seats"

Pros: "All was great ! Hope i'll be able to try the business class one day !"

Pros: "Amazing"
Cons: "Nothing. This is the best airline ever!"

Pros: "Very few passengers on the plane allowing to use more space than normal"
Cons: "Shaking air over India for multiple hours which wasn't too pleasant but not the fault of the airline"

Pros: "The boarding was good, I needed a wheelchair as I had a heel problem , this service was very well done, the staff were helpful and obliging on the flight"
Cons: "The food was disgusting, I chose to have gluten free, the breakfast was the worse food I have ever eaten, the eggs were like rubber to eat, the fish was the same and the chips were grey and soggy with saturated stale oil, the bread roll was stale, as a result I didn't eat the breakfast and the main meal wasn't much better, I feel if the food was much more simple , fresh , and the fruit ripe instead of green , the meal would have been more appealing ."

Cons: "The Emirates business lounge in Dubai is terrible, overcrowded, too big, food passable, very little service."

Pros: "Awesome flight...got a business class ticket and I loved each moment during the journey"
Cons: "Indian food was not that tasty and quality needs to improve"

Cons: "Nil"

Pros: "plain was big and clean entertainment was excellent"
Cons: "they lost 2 pieces of my luggage one of them was a wheelchair and there was a delay in takeoff"

Pros: "Service leg space"
Cons: "Nothing much"

Cons: "late take off and even on arrival took 20 minute halted near runway as there was no space for disembark ."

Pros: "Loved the space and comfort and friendly crew"
Cons: "I travel overseas 1 to 2 times per annum. I've always chosen flights based on economical costs only, and most times disappointed by the level of service, quality and overall feel. This time recently, I chose Emirates airline and was impressed by their overall offering. I'm now converted and will fly Emirates ALWAYS!!"

Cons: "The flight was little crowded but over all it was OK the food service was late and meal was delivered one hour late"

Pros: "The spacious seats and the in-flight service"

Pros: "The extra seating space - made the long journey A bit more bearable and relaxing."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Staff are polite and accomodating. They let passengers upgraded from economy to business for free."

Pros: "movies"

"all good. crew wasnt attentive to the announcements they were making about the flight. made several mistakes at several tines while announcing destination, arrival time. first officer made this mistake too."

"New aircraft, new and modern. Crew could be a little more smiling."

Cons: "Pillows for everyone and warmer temperature"

Pros: "Pleasant and efficient crew made a middle of the night flight (01.00 - 05.30) quite bearable! Food good too."

Cons: "Was a good experience"

Pros: "I' not sure which flight this relates to. I've taken economy and business class and clearly the business class is better but economy is fine. The crew were good in both classes and whilst the food in business was better I didn't have a problem in economy either."
Cons: "Check in was fine and very friendly but boarding could be better particularly in business. At Heathrow it was a bit chaotic as all classes seemed to be mixed up so it was difficult for priority passengers such as disabled to get through everyone crowded up to the desks and the same applied for business class as well. The IFE wasn't too bad but it could be better. Bahrain airport is a mess and the boarding gates seem to be more like corridors with seats in them so it's difficult again when they call for business class passengers as unless you are already at the front you have to try to work your way through. I believe the airport is being rebuilt. If so then things will probably improve. I'm not sure why there needs to be 2 security checks within a few yards of each other when transiting between flights. they don't have this problem in Doha."

Cons: "The food needs to improve and the movies are old. The actual flight was nice."

Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Everything worked well, the boarding, on time flight, flight was smooth and landed 15 mins before time."

Pros: "Wheel service was excellent"

Cons: "Better coordination between stewards."

Pros: "Nice flight"

Cons: "If there was no bus to the aircraft."

Pros: "Customer service of vayama they did our request by providing wheelchair for my mother and flight was superb for Gulf air"

Pros: "Pleasant crew."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "The flight should be on time and not late."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "prices, efficiency, helpful crew"
Cons: "they did not give out headphones and mine did not fit the aircraft. It would've been nice if I was able to watch something to pass the time."

Cons: "There is no Priority for business class"

Pros: "Food about average."
Cons: "First plane was late boarding and flying. No time made up, so second flight was also late. We lost our hotel reservation because they heard flight was late."

Pros: "The plane was super new and the flight was smooth and really great. The food was yummie."
Cons: "My luggage did not arrive at the airport in Istnabul and I hope I will get it back."

Cons: "."

Pros: "Coffe"
Cons: "The men from the crew was not friendly at all"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "airplane."
Cons: "flt from Bah operated by Gulfair, so checked in with them. They were able to checkin bags to Manchester but not able to issue boarding card. length of flight when alternative is a direct flight from bah to lhr. Sinbad ffp website not easy. for a new aircraft the ife selection was very poor."

Pros: "The flight was on time and everyone from the ground crew to cabin crew were making sure to secure an on time performance. Checking in and boarding was swift. The flight was short and sweet. De-boarding was quick and taken back to the terminal in a bus."
Cons: "The cabin crew looked sad. Not a single one of them had a smile on their face. There was no welcome when I got on the aircraft, I was not woken up for food and was not asked later if I wanted something to eat."

Pros: "Nothing much I liked other than it was a regular (A321) plane service: nothing stood out for me. Nevertheless, still would travel with them because of the competitive price."
Cons: "The (A321) plane could done with an overhaul, but understandable as to why it is the way it is; for the purpose short hauls. Besides, the flight was only for an hour. Other than that, nothing much more to say."

Pros: "Ease of checking, smooth landing, Gold frequent flyer card special preference"
Cons: "The old aircraft which is almost reached its limits"

Pros: "I liked the info I was getting from the airline, through sms. And everything was on time."
Cons: "The in-flight entertainment was there but no headphones, which makes it useless. The flight was short but still."

Cons: "There was some delay."

Cons: "Their price and services"

Pros: "The crew was helpful, the boarding was organized"
Cons: "I travelled with my 3 years old kid and there weren't any food that was special for The kids The stroller i travelled with it and i received it with the bags, while when travelling to dubai i received it back on the plane gate which was much better"

Pros: "Boarding was fine...check in was great....no line and very quick even though they were training a new person"
Cons: "food was only curry and not very good... Movie selection was poor."

Pros: "Flight was delayed, so missed the connection. Was made to wait at Bahrain for more than 24 hours without any accommodation. Will never travel by gulf air again. It's the worst airline in the world."

Pros: "The crew was efficient and anxious to please. The flight was on time."
Cons: "Boarding by bus is always unpleasant."

Pros: "لم يعجبني شي"
Cons: "اخر مره اسافر علي هذه الشركه"

Pros: "Seats"
Cons: "Cupboard in toilet was broken and hanging open. The food was not good"

Pros: "The food was great the flight crew was attentive"
Cons: "My seats on both flights did not work and I flew buisiness class and expected to be comfortable which I wasn't . On arrival to Kuwait we waited 45 minutes for our bags which were labeled priority."

Pros: "In general, good and clean."

Pros: "Nice crew and good service"

Cons: "Missed my connection from Doha to this flight neither Qatar air or gulf would help me reschedule ticket had to pay third airline to get home"

Pros: "Crew and seats"
Cons: "Boarding delayed 1 hour and 1/2"

Pros: "Great staff and service. Non-pretentious unlike other tegional carriers!"

Pros: "Flights were on time."
Cons: "Flight from Muscat to Bahrain was cancelled at the last minute, and I had to call GulfAir to sort it. We had to add another leg to the trip to get to the final location in time. It was a long travel time for a short way to go."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crew Food Quality And finally the flight cancelled"

Pros: "Crew and staff were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for an hour. Spent more time in airport than in the air."

Pros: "EVERYTHING WAS GOOD AND COMFORTABLE ON THE FLIGHT."
Cons: "THE CONNECTION TIME WAS SHORT BETWEEN FLIGHTS AND WE HAD TO RUN FROM GATE 11 TO 32 TO CATCH THE FLIGHT THERE DIDN'T HAVE THE SMALL CARS WHICH MOVE THE PASSENGERS . AND IT WAS VERY LONG WAY FROM GATE 11 TO 32"

Cons: "Although I do not have small children, I think it would be helpful to allow people traveling with small children to board a few minutes ahead of everyone else."

Pros: "I Had best filght gulf air"
Cons: "I dont have visa but i have best experiance in your country"

Pros: "Short flight. Nice crew."
Cons: "Small economy vlass"

Pros: "Timing and service"
Cons: "Everything about the flight"

"Had issue with passport and wouldn’t reschedule me so lost my flight and ticket"

"Flight was delayed by 35 min"

Pros: "Nothing it was a terrible Flight"
Cons: "Nothing good"

Cons: "Staff at check in counter was rude."

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"

Cons: "Just had issues with bathrooms not being clean. Ran out of soap in 2 bathrooms"

Pros: "Great flight, on time, wonderful food and friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Everything was perfect!"

Pros: "The crew was great. Easy checking in. Comfortable ride."
Cons: "Food selection."

Pros: "Always fly Emirates they never failed in any type of situation."
Cons: "Was unable to board because my daughter got hospitalized and got 0 refund and offer to rebook more expensive than the amount already payed"

Pros: "My neighbor"
Cons: "My chair"

Pros: "The flight crew and cockpit crew were amazing and they did their job professional and kindly way."
Cons: "Every thing was great."

Pros: "Friendlty crew"
Cons: "Everything else"

Cons: "Every flight we were on was oversold."

Pros: "Hazeem the flight attendant was great, everything else about this experience was horrible and i will be contacting your offices."
Cons: "Everything from communication to state of the airplane."

Cons: "Evrything!"

Pros: "flight attendants were VERY professional and attentive."
Cons: "the bathrooms were awful (likely due to disgusting passengers - but possibly a tidy up by staff could improve the situation). Of course there was a child that screamed for 9 of the12 hour flight - possibly staff could cajole the child/help the parent (?). The movie selection was a little outdated"

Cons: "flight delayed. final destination arrival was 9 hours after expected. no accomodation was given (i stayed in the airport for 9 hours and needed to sleep there)"

Pros: "Awesome flight, professional pilots indeed"
Cons: "More leg room please"

Cons: "crew was RUDE!!"

Pros: "Horrible airport security measures- missed flight Kayak failed to assist. Airlines and airports horrible in assistance"

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

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Entertainment unit had only movies from early 2000 Staff are not friendly at all and the food was a joke for a national airline."

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

Pros: "Should be there are arrangement for bording we found all the travelers bording on the same time and those people more than on bags and over size can not fit on the cabaint, then the people on front seat can not find space for small hand bag, flight attendant dissapaer all time of travel , children walking inspire of the alarm of seatbeat light ON, toilet are very dirty no body clean it"
Cons: "Like from air lines to check the size and number of bags for the passengers boarding to allow the other to put their bags on the cabaint , and give more instructions for fligth attendees"

Cons: "First class wasn't boarded first. Meal was ok, but not great. Seats were very comfortable"

Pros: "On time and very efficient"
Cons: "The food offering was poor"

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: "I always prefer international travel because there is always better service, storage for luggage and of course: food! It’s the old standard of flying. Too bad it only happens across oceans. The experience of flying in a Dreamliner was pretty cool in coach, first class looked more like the dream. Quite a massive difference!"
Cons: "Not as customer service oriented as some other international airlines (Korean Air, Singapore Air, KLM) but they did the trick!"

Pros: "Good service, comfortable aircraft and very good info entertainment"
Cons: "Waiting to take off from Heathrow airport."

Cons: "Flight attendants was a bit rude and not nice to passengers. They do not treat fairness to everyone and not cautious with their actions. I asked for water to one of the guy flight attendants and he did not come back."

Cons: "The crew from boarding to touchdown in Abu Dhabi were very lazy. Unnecessary time wasted. Baggage claim was an absolute disaster as we had to wait over an hour to get our bags."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. Will not use Royal Jordanian again."

Pros: "Afrithng nice"
Cons: "That alcohol saeling"

Pros: "The crew."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "really loved how happy and positive the flight attendants were"
Cons: "didnt like waiting for toilets"

Pros: "Calling out rows for boarding was extremely helpful and organized!"

Pros: "Staff at checkin desk"
Cons: "Had to wait long to find eticket number for my daughter, as this wasn't on the system although this was a return journey."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "They charged me extra 125$ at the jordanian Airport to allow me to stay at the airport hotel."

Pros: "Nothing the worst airline in the world!!!"

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

Pros: "The food during the flight is very poor and especially the breakfast. I really expect to get better food . It's even worse in the business clas."

Pros: "Service"

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: "Boarding was easy and the flight was fast."
Cons: "They said boarding would start at 5:45 but didn't actually start until 6:10"

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"

Pros: "The price a"
Cons: "The crew was very rude. the boarding was done by new staff, they look like Saudis, he didn't know anything and took half an hour too make the boarding, there was a long queue behind us, and it was cleared by an Asian staff who was very fast. The guy spent time joking with friends and asking for every step before we become suddenly the last people in the queue to finish their boarding."

Pros: "Very long delay. About 3hrs."

Pros: "Crew are professional and courteous."

"very good air line"

Pros: "direct flight short distance"
Cons: "the application food seat"

Cons: "Crew was unfriendly"

Pros: "Food, crew"
Cons: "Seat comfortable"

Pros: "Kuwait Airways is steps behind Qatar and Emirates. The only thing i liked was the fact that business class was empty...but maybe there's a reason for that."
Cons: "Service on Kuwait Airways is poor in business class I didn't feel like we were in business class or treated that way. The flight attendants seemed very rushed and not necessarily attentive to us likeQatar and Emirates does. Furthermore, my checked bag never made it to my final destination."

Pros: "It was on amazing trip,crews was very courteous and the food was very good"

Pros: "The seat in Business Class was comfortable with lots of options. The food is good although we expected better for Business Class."
Cons: "My entertainment system console wasn’t working and a flight attendant wasn’t helpful. One particular flight attendant wasn’t friendly and seemed to have a sort of an attitude."

Pros: "Check in service was good and time was fair Also when interring to the plane, good reception and crew welcoming the passengers"
Cons: "No one helps on weighing the luggage’s specially with families as they have more luggage Also one of the crew was upset and was serving people unhappy"

Pros: "The capin crew,, the chairs was comfortable,,"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew was nice and helpful. Plane was well taken care of, and food was a pleasent surprise."
Cons: "We were delayed over an hour and a half waiting on passengers and baggage"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "Costumer service in jfk airport counter"

Pros: "Good behaviour"
Cons: "Food quality needs to be better"

Pros: "I arrived at my destination"
Cons: "The flight was an hour late."

Pros: "Comfortable flight"

Pros: "Served a meal instead of just peanuts. Great entertainment that you can start to watch as soon as you get in your seat."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit behind and they did not post or announce a delay. Passport control at the Airport was way too long and baggage claim never showed where my bag was supposed to drop. I found it eventually. An exit row did not seem to give you any more space like on US carriers."

Pros: "All the crew were wonderful!!"
Cons: "Over a 2 hour delay on the first leg of the trip."

Pros: ". Real vegetarian food can be served. 2. The space between front and back seats to be slightly more. 3. The staff of the Kuwait airways should coordinate with the passengers continuing their journey right from the time the passenger gets down from the flight. We faced problem in locating the office of the kuwait airlines at Kuwait. 4. The gap is too long between the flights. 5. No details in some of the gates regarding the flight details. 6. The snacks served at Kuwait airport can be slightly different."
Cons: "1. Too much time in kuwait airport. 2. Sudden gate change in Kuwait airport which was not informed by any body."

Pros: "I liked everything boarding was a bit late but all other services were excellent"
Cons: "Food was excellent and all in board services were excellent and crew did their jobs with a smile and so friendly"

Cons: "boarding time 2 hours. terrible boarding in kuwait. my laptop checked 3 times and hard drive destroyed by the scanning machine,"

Pros: "By mistake i booked for a wong date (instead of September it was December) they changed the booking without charging me)"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew are friendly"
Cons: "Kuwait air lines are one of the most poor experience ever They never respect time at all Delay was for more than 2 hours because the were waiting for more passengers All my 4 flights are not took off on time"

Cons: "They lost my luggage which has all my cloths inside it."

Pros: ".i liked the comfort and new planes"
Cons: "crew can be very unfriendly specially from Cairo and Kuwait to India"

Pros: "Every think"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The service was excellent. The plane fro New York City to Kuwait City was excellent in every respect."
Cons: "The gate selection and the boarding process was horrible. Have to take bus to the plane. Then have to carry hangbag up a steep set of stairs. The plane was old, hot and smelling. However the cabin crew was excellent. 7"

Pros: "New air craft"

Pros: "Seats were good. Lots of leg room"
Cons: "Boarding was horrible, no lines, no accommodations for people with babies, bad food with little or no choices. Rude and racist cabin crews specifically the Arabic speaking crew."

Pros: "Newer Airplane with nice leg room Worth taking the Dasman lounge in Kuwait airport."
Cons: "Maintain schedule on time. Provide better customer service at Kuwait airport. Had too much attitude for the crew members on the Kuwait to JFK sector. Had a hard time staying away from the smoking area in Kuwait airport."

Cons: "Rude crew No food No mango juice Only fish no other stuff my son don't eat fish he stay without food"

Pros: "Low fare"
Cons: "Food, crew"

Pros: "Good service and plenty of room. The flight was good."
Cons: "It took over 45 minutes to get a boarding pass. The ticketing system and process was terrible."

Pros: "The ticket price"
Cons: "Boarding - it took an hour to get checked in after staying in the queue. Food - Food was very mediocre"

Cons: "Totally inefficient. Delayed by 1 1/2 hours whilst passengers were scanned at gate despite most passengers being transit passengers. Once on board delayed further whilst plane was restocked!"

Cons: "Flight delayed 5 hours . Made no attempt to inform customers . Presentation and quality of food was shoddy for a business class ticket ."

Pros: "Both flights were devoid of passengers. Plenty of empty seats."
Cons: "And here's why. Flight was delayed by 4 hrs departing JFK. Naturally, missed my connecting flight from Kuwait to Dhaka. We had to wait 24 hrs at a dirty, shabby airport hotel. While some guests we're given individual rooms (not at random), all Bangladeshis were told to share rooms. When i refused, the manager behaved rudely. Kuwaits ground and airline staff are the absolute worst I have seen in my 7 years of frequently travelling around the globe. Honestly will never fly their airline even if they pay me. Flight history suggests that they are often late."

Pros: "The flight was smooth and on time"

Pros: "Entertainment n sitting arrangement are comfortable"
Cons: "Food, I registered for Jain food but provided was not really Jain food. Then I asked for apple or chocolate but they don't have any it was really"

Pros: "crew was friendly"
Cons: "Food wasn't good, entertainment system not working for everyone, no USB charger so we couldn't even was movies or listen to music on our smart phones/ tablets."

Pros: "Nothing because that old flight nothing is good"
Cons: "In this flight also the crew treating better but no entertainment and food also . They serve too late and everyone feel hungry.them not providing blankets proper please improve service Thanks"

Pros: "Nothing Specific"
Cons: "I Choose this flight despite the high fare to have direct Flight from Kuwait to JFK, but in last few days of travel they changed the flight with a stop in Shannon. And services in the Flight was also not so good. Better not choose this airline. Which has inconsistent Schedule and also the changes in Flight timing and Stops are not updated in the ticket that I downloaded directly from KU airways, which is major flaw."

Pros: "The staff was friendly and the food served was some of the best airplane food I've ever had."
Cons: "The second security check at the gate was very unorganized and took way too long. This process caused our flight to be significantly delayed. The plane was having a lot of turbulence on take off and landing."

Pros: "Nothing it was a terrible"
Cons: "تعطيل مو تاخير هذا ساعة كامله تاخير كنت حاجز طيران داخلي بعد هالرحله و طارت علي بسبتكم اول مره و ان شاء الله اخر مره اطير فيها"

Cons: "My wife was travelling with my son. When she requested the air hostess to give her a bottle of water, she was rudely told to get the water herself. The flight entertainment system was not working."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing was good about kuwait. The staff is unfriendly, looking to harass people. And on top in Kuwait they will steal your booze and other stuff making up some stories. My mom was traveling alone and they took advantage of it and troubled her at every point for every single reason. She received the bag with the lock broken. I hope they didn't steal anything. My suggestion is to do yourself a favor and never fly kuwait again"

Pros: "People were boarded on time. Even though the flight took of a little late we reached well on time. The food was served punctually .. It was tasty"
Cons: "The TV screens were too small so it was not possible to watch anything properly In general crew was not polite to people who could not speak or understand English easily though there were individual exceptions. The airplane was old and so the seat was very uncomfortable."

Pros: "Same a sabove"
Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "Cabin crew courtesy was good. Seat was comfortable. Special Vegetarian food was good."
Cons: "In the flight KU117-the Audio Video system did not function. Being a flight time of over 14 Hours the absence of entertainment was very disappointing. 2. In this 14 Hours flight only two meals were served. Not even coffee/tea, small brunch or snacks was served in between the meals. 3. We had to go to the pantry to get these minimum requirement, which creates unnecessary crowd in that location. We feel bad to go and beg these items"

Pros: "My parents and in-laws travel in 17th from Ahmedabad to NYC. The service was terrible, especially at kuwait no wheel chair was provided they had to stand up walk at the last boarding announcement. Moreover, people from kuwait were preferential treatment in boarding and in flight service. The staff was terrible and didn't care about my parents, multiple request of food, sandwiches or drinks were neglected."
Cons: "My parents and in-laws travel on 17th April 2016 from Ahmedabad to NYC. The service was terrible, especially at kuwait no wheel chair was provided, they had to stand up and walk at the last boarding announcement. Moreover, people from kuwait were given preferential treatment in boarding and in-flight service. The staff was terrible and didn't care about my parents, their multiple request of food, sandwiches or drinks were neglected. I will not fly kuwait and will recommend paying extra bucks to go in Qatar to all my families in states."

Pros: "excellent value for the money. Good food."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work."

Pros: "It's a short flight so not a lot of time to dislike much!"
Cons: "I should have checked seat-guru first to find out that the seats I selected were non-reclining ... an A320 is so short that I never expected row 13 to be right in front of the wing exit rows."

Pros: "The crew was great and the flight was on time."
Cons: "Seats were a little tough."

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

Pros: "no comments"
Cons: "it is better to mention in the ticket whether it is with or without baggage , it makes a lot of inconvenience when we see the boarding pass and then go to the counter to pay extra baggage . the passenger came with one baggage from Kharkov and on a return it is without baggage on round trip booking ?"

Pros: "On time and luggage made it with no problems"
Cons: "Was great fligh, no hazzle"

Cons: "We were subjected by desk attendant Ravoni to buy a second suitcase bc he would not allow us to take our personal items. He was impolite and aggressive."

Pros: "Speedy service and quick boarding."
Cons: "One of the crew hit and ran the food cart into my knee. Didn’t even bother apologizing."

Pros: "We waited in line and on the aircraft after boarding for an hour because we were waiting for flight documentation or something??? This should not happen, everyone knew when the flight was leaving and the airline should have all of this taken care of ahead of time."
Cons: "Is not comfortable plane also old .I never had again Ukrainem airlenes"

Cons: "So many UIA flights are delayed on the same time. I do not know why."

Pros: "0 comma by the airline on what to expect and why"

Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "I went to desk for check in and they told me l have to pay 15 euro because that l didn’t check in on line before l get to the airport. They wouldn’t check and give me boarding pass till l paid 15 euro. Horrible airline. After that they wanted to charge us for food and drinks on a international flight. Never again !!!!"

Pros: "The flight left and arrived on time."
Cons: "We fly a lot. But this was our first time flying UIA. Thank goodness it occurred to me to do the online check-in (which, by the way, did not work from my phone; I had to ask the hotel lobby to lend me a computer) because they charge you a fee if you do not arrive with a printed boarding pass. They also weigh your hand luggage and if it is over 7kg (which is nothing!) they force you to pay 70 euro to check it in. We had to pay 140 euro for our 2 check-in bags anyway, because apparently the tickets we bought did not include check-in luggage. Mind you, when I booked our flight nowhere did it indicate I would need to pay for luggage, and when I did the online check-in it also did not state I should or could pay for luggage. Other passengers said that their flight to Lviv included their checked bags, but they got charged for the luggage when flying back out of Lviv. One young man who was already ready to board was told to go back out to check in his hand luggage because it was too heavy (although he had already been allowed through to security with his hand luggage)... and the “scientific” method for showing it was too heavy was the man at the gate simply lifting it and deciding it was past the limit. The lady at the info counter, when we had to pay for our luggage, was extremely rude; in my husband’s words, she was “uniquiley unqualified for a position involving customer service”. So... the ticket itself from Lviv to Kraków might have been affordable, but the airline finds creative ways to make you pay through your nose. We would have actually saved money (and stress) by booking a direct flight with a different airline (or taking the train!). Hopefully UIA will ”get with the times” and become more transparent about their charges, as well as find more qualified customer service representatives. Ukraine is a lovely country and many of the people coming through are seasoned travelers. If the airline continues to make it difficult for flyers, many may choose not to return. This was a short flight, but not even drinks were served."

Pros: "Northing good about this airline!"
Cons: "too short to judge"

Pros: "The flight itself was excellent- take off, landing super smooth. Crew was very nice and polite."
Cons: "Boarding at jfk was beyond horrible- felt like a cattle herd. The aircraft was outdated and uncomfortable, seats reclined only a bit, tight space (i am slim), 3 tvs for the entire cabin. Needless to say- no choice what to watch. Drinks were offered only on take off and landing. Food is far from being great. Not good for 9 hr haul."

Pros: "The UIA crews were very kind and attentive, responding to passengers in a matter of time :-)"
Cons: "Nor meals niether snacks of any kind, it was understandable due to extra expenses and economical issues the Airline faces. But I am sinserely appreciated UIA, its kind crews as well as Airport Boryspil Airport. Wish them all the best and success! I hope see you all on board soon :-)"

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

Cons: "The surprise hidden baggage charge of $60 for my bag. The surprise $25 charge because I forgot to check in online (I'm traveling to 23 cities and I forgot this time but $25? Really?)"

Pros: "the flight was on time"
Cons: "its a charter flight from the late 80s / early 90s. no personal entertainment, no power outlets, horrible food. the crew is younger than the plane"

Cons: "Very bad system for check in"

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: "It's a point A to point B airline. There are no amenities but they do offer accepting 2 checked in bags."
Cons: "Outdated interiors. No space. On a 6hr flight, they offered food and snacks at a price. There was no entertainment. Then, my continuing flight which was 10hrs long, they finally fed us. Offered us food and snacks but still no entertainment. I really didn't like what they had to offer."

Pros: "Nothing. You had to purchase soda for$4usd. The bathroom's were old and broken down. There are no TV's per seat just the old ones every 6 seats or so on the ceiling. Where were 3 movies shown in 10.5 hr flight. Horrible food and experience."

Pros: "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. This entire experience was absolutely horrible from the staff to the plane to the wait time to the food to the lack of in fought entertainment or plugs or pillows to them making us sit for 3 hours on the tarmac"
Cons: "Everything. This airline should be shut down tor their utter incompetence. They never even updated us when our flight was originally cancelled so I had to spend a hundred dollars getting to and from the airport."

Cons: "Flight was delayed for 9 hours, that's caused me to miss my connection flight to Amman."

Pros: "Friendly. On time"
Cons: "Check in system and separate purchase of checked baggage is a bit strange and not intuitive"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "See above."

Cons: "UIA doesnt offer any in flight entertainment on this and other international flights that I have flown with them..."

Pros: "Business class service, airline lounge was nice, flight included pillow and blanket with some personal items (ear plugs, eye mask, etc). Smooth flight. My best experience with this airline to date."
Cons: "No toilet paper in business class bathroom during flight, only got 2 cups of water during 5 hr flight. Food choices for 4am meal not appropriate. Some passengers ordered hot salmon, this made me nauseous during flight. My meal included a fruit dish, slice of tomato, 2 slices of deli beef roast, bun, butter, jam, and coffee pudding dessert and 10 minutes into meal received hot cheese sweet cake with syrup. The combination of food was not appealing."

Pros: "I like the crew"
Cons: "It's kind costly flight than air India but , not better than air India , the seats were not comfortable , the food , if a Asian person is traveling then, I think you should provide him the Asian food"

Cons: "They sent passengers an e-mail about downloading and printing our tickets. And because I was n`t even able to download, let alone to find a printer and print it. I end up paying 10euros for something that was always their responsibility."

Cons: "When I bought the tickets, there was a written disclosure that additional baggage fees might apply. They provided a link to the airline site that listed baggage fees and the first bag (up to 50 lbs) will be free for the economy class ticket. However, at the check in I was told that I have to pay extra for each piece of luggage ($50). It wouldn't be a problem had I known that from the beginning. KAYAK let me believe that I'm buying a regular fare ticket and would be allowed a first piece of luggage for free."

Cons: "They dont even have a plug that we can charge our phones .Also they dont have a tv .It was a long trip so i must sleep because there was no other option."

Cons: "I paid money to you for ticket but Ukraine international airlines did not give me a ticket because you voided the transaction. I NEED MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!!!"

Cons: "When I came for check in, it came out my baggage is not included into ticket price. There was no indication on my ticket about the baggage and it was written in the rules I may take 21 or 23 kg bag. But airline agent told this rule does not apply and I had to inquire at the airline about the details. It looks strange, I have to buy ticket and then ask what I have actually bought ."

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: "flight was delayed"

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

Cons: "Confiscated my duty free alcohol. Refused to let me take my shoes on board because they had zips on them. I then had to call my lift to come back for my shoes. Plane squashy. Just an awful airline. Never again."

Pros: "friendly girls"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable. Ancient outdated planes. Uncomfortable seats. Everything is for a fee. Slow 767s built more than quarter century ago."

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

Pros: "Refused to give me discount on extra baggage because I missed the time before the flight by 3 hours. Ordered kosher meals for this flight and the second but they didn't have it for me. All together spent over 15 hours with no food!!! On top of all they lost my baggage. Still did not get it. Terrible company!!!"

Pros: "At least we had space since this flight was not full. The seats are tiny and cramped so the extra space of an empty seat was needed."
Cons: "Small, uncomfortable seats and poor customer service with this Airline overall."

Cons: "My fiancée flew Ukrainian air and got sick from the food they fed her. They gave her menthol to smell so she wouldn't be nauseous, but we had hoped there would be some pulls of something she could take to help her feel better."

Cons: "They changed the default of including baggage fee into the ticket price, which was a surprise. In my return flight I had to pay for what I didn't pay when flying "there"."

Pros: "Check in was a snap. Bags arrived just as I got to baggage claim."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 45 minutes. Cuing is not a strong point for Ukrainians."

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "They fly, they land. Mostly on time. Planes are ok, probably not new but are decent inside."
Cons: "Food is a problem. They just offer water to economy class passengers."

Pros: "The person at the check in counter helped put my friends and me together at the emergency exit, which made for a great and comfortable trip."
Cons: "No food offered, no entertainment."

Pros: "Stewardess were polite and kind"
Cons: "Cabin far too hot. Plane was old and showing its age."

Pros: "Food, crew, professional and everything went smoothlye"

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