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MayBest time to beat the crowds (24% less expensive on average)

High season

AugustMost popular time to fly (36% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

AED 1,217(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

AED 212or less

Good deal one-way

AED 76or less

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  • High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 8% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving Dubai Intl to Istanbul

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Emirates
Overall score based on 15,418 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No need for improvement"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Family travellers should always be seat together"

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "They rescheduled without our consent and didn’t give any accommodation either. We stuck at Dubai for 24 hour"

Pros: "They were very supportive.. Thanks."

Cons: "Me"

Pros: "No"
Cons: "Seat was not comfortable. Push back was not working"

Pros: "."
Cons: "."

Pros: "Upgrade"
Cons: "More what expected."

Pros: "Great value"

Cons: "So many people were ill near me and the 14 hours of journey was crazy with such curcumstances around you.Those people should not have allowed to board"

Pros: "The boarding was fast and efficiently carried out, considering there were hundreds of passengers"
Cons: "The fact that we were delayed for a variety of reasons and sat in the plane for 2 hours before taking off. That was difficult for everyone."

Pros: "Crew were great, entertainment was great, all in all a really comfortable flight despite not getting an aisle seat which would have made it even better"
Cons: "I discovered when I hit Dubai that despite having an eight an a half hour layover that I didn't qualify for the free hotel I thought I did qualify for as someone with an eight hour plus flight so that was a little disappointing have had it before so assumed it was on all flights but that ended up being a negative surprise..."

Cons: "Delayed my luggage. Still waiting for Emirates to call me after 2 days"

Pros: "For the most part it really was a most excellent flight, especially the Dubai to SF leg where there were SO MANY CHILDREN around [should get a free upgrade just for surviving that] but the flight crew did exceptionally well and remained calm all the way through. Apart from one grumpyish woman on the second flight the majority of crew were exceptional and really went out of their way to serve and help."
Cons: "I slashed my finger fairly painfully on a toilet door while pushing it from the outside to open it on the Dubai to Cape Town flight [again, an upgrade on my home flight which is a bucket list dream would more than make up for that!] which i pointed out to a flight attendant and they took note of it and bandaged me up so it was dealt with well but hopefully that gets sorted out [she said she would write a report] cos it did unfortunately affect the rest of my flight a little... And so many crying babies [thankful for volume control on headphones] but literally that was it - love flying Emirates cos on the whole felt super well treated..."

Cons: "Airport helpers at both airport are not dealing properly. Newark wheelchair employees were demanding for big money as tips. Why money is charged to use trolley to move luggage????"

Pros: "Cleaningness"
Cons: "Main problems at Dubai airport. Employee at the airport charged me money for the same luggage that Newark employees said it is according to air line rules. That shocked me. I didn’t buy anything from Dubai. I think it’s not right."

Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Not sure you can change anything but it seems as if we had an inordinate amount of crying kids. On a 14 hour flifht, that was hard"

Pros: "10 out of 10. excellent. 5 stars."

Pros: "It was my first time flying again in ten years and my first time with emirates. I was expecting excellent standards and I´m very pleased to say I was not disappointed!"

Pros: "Besides noted above the arrival on time."

Pros: "Perfect"

Pros: ",,"

Cons: "Couldn't decline the chair and cause much neck pain"

Pros: "I am pleased to travel and thanks to Emirates."

Pros: "www.Web.HR"

Pros: "Every thing was good"

Pros: "Very Kind"
Cons: "My seat assignment"

Pros: "Exceptional attention to details of client comfort."
Cons: "No faults."

Pros: "Very clean. New fixtures nice screen"

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

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!"

Pros: "Very professional and very good in customer care"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "No comments"
Cons: "No comments"

Cons: "I and my friend booked together but we had to sit separate. All round trip. What the hell? The plane wasnt even full."

Cons: "The same comment as above."

Cons: "Staff was amazing"

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

Cons: "Vegetarian meal options were scarce."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "we were updated with info every moment there was a change."

Cons: "They wanted to charge me 2300 dhm for only 10 kg extra, American Airlines charge 100$ for 23 kg bag !!!"

Pros: "This was my first experience with the new A380. It is an awesome experience. Super quiet."

Pros: "كانت رحلة رائعة مع طاقم ملاحي محترف في خدماتهم المتواصلة وابتساماتهم الدائمة طوال الرحلة حتي وداعهم بابتسامة الا انني عندما وصلت الي مطار دبي قادما من السعودية ذهبت الي مو'ظف اسمه رياض لاستخراج البوردينج باس لرحلة المواصلة الي بوسطن فلم يعطيني وقال لي اطلع اليفوقدلاستخراج البوردينج باس وذهبت اليدالذابق الاعلي فقالو نحن لا نستخرج البوردينج باس من هنا ارجع تحت ورجعت ولم اجده ووجدت موظفه اخري قامت بخدمتي عليداكمل وجه واعطتني البوردينج باس مثل هذا الموظفدكاندسيتسبب في فقداني للمقعد بسبب اهماله امل ان ينظر لذلك بعين الاعتبار ووفقا لما تمليه قواعددخدمة الركاب حايدلا يتسبب فيدالاساءة لشركة عملاقة في مجال الطيران شاكرا لكم جهودكم ومتمنيا لكم مزيدا من التقدم والازدهار لكم خالص تحياتي الشريف /احمد السدمي"

Pros: "- Food was ok - Entertainment system had a large variety of shows - Seats were comfortable enough"
Cons: "- Service was slow - Beverage service was not enough - Not so friendly crew"

Pros: "Nice"
Cons: "Nothing"

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

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: "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: "crew was ok. seats were very tight. climate was hot inside the plane for the whole trip. no entertainment the screens were not working. poor food. and finally we had to go in a bus not a direct gate.. very bad experiance"
Cons: "everything!"

Pros: "Crew was excellent and so was the comfortable seating."
Cons: "The audio selection was extremely unique, well strange to say the least."

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: "No"

Pros: "The aircraft is new and the crew are nice"
Cons: "More food and more toilets"

Pros: "Seats were really good and the crew hospitality was awesome"

Pros: "Bag arrived which was great, boarding was easy and the flight was on time. The airport in Jordan was beautiful and Larnaca is very easy to navigate."

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: "Nothing staff was wonderful"

Pros: "The seat was comfortable, lots of leg room in the bulkhead area. I was able to sleep in spite of daytime travel because the crew kept the cabin low-lit. There were snacks and drinks available in the galley throughout the long flight."
Cons: "The flight attendants were not very friendly, just “did the job”. The overhead lighting was focused on passengers’ heads, not on the lap area/tray table area where it’s needed. The bathrooms weren’t maintained during the flight—out of toilet paper, poop & urine on the seats, overflowing trash bins."

Cons: "Evrything!"

Pros: "Seat on the 787 is the best economy seat ever"
Cons: "Movie options more limited than other airlines. Crew were certainly OK - a bit abrupt, but I really don’t need someone fawning over me to be satisfied."

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

Cons: "The airline should upgrade the entertainment system. Besides that it’s good."

Pros: "Everything was excellent. After reading some reviews I was a bit reluctant but every was great on board. Great crew with great food."
Cons: "I didn't like how disorganised the on ground staff was when boarding. Also as a family of 7 we should have sat altogether and not scattered around the aircraft."

Pros: "No significant problems, left on time and was uneventful!"

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: "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."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Food Entertainment Timing Services"

Pros: "Treatment"
Cons: "No"

Pros: "Evry thing Time keeping Food Survice"
Cons: "No internet"

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

Pros: "The seats in the plain were comfortable and although it was a short flight, there was a multimedia syste, a pillow and a blanket"
Cons: "Couldn't sleep. Fall a sleep and was wakes up by the crew to get a meal. Couldn't fall a sleep after that. Why was it done ?!"

Pros: "I didn’t feel neither the takeoff nor the landing, they have a professional pilots. Also the crew was very polite"
Cons: "The airplane was very small and old, no entertainments."

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."

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

Pros: "not a single thing"
Cons: "flight attendants specially sara super rude, bully, obnoxious no entertainment system, was on but no programs were available, this is not a cheap flight, as a matter of fact the most expensive for that schedule and rout food was horrible plane was packed and no leg room will never fly RJ ever again"

Pros: "The flight was comfortable for an economy ticket. The food was relatively good compared to usual flight meals."
Cons: "Flight was delayed with no official status update, the gate even kept saying “Last call” when there was clearly no plane. No official boarding time was provided when the plane showed up, so I had to wait at the gate rather than taking a stroll through the airport. It ended up taking more than the “5 minutes” they kept stating every 5 minutes."

Pros: "ماشي حالها كرحلة قصيرة"
Cons: "لا يوجد تسوق حر على متن هذه الطائرة الطائرة غير نظيفة تأخرت الطائرة نصف ساعة عن موعد الإقلاع"

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: "Ability to switch to exit row seat as plane was not full. Tea was nice."
Cons: "Audio/Video system very outdated. Sound had background so was unable to watch movie. Temp in plane was too warm. Plane interior was beat up."

Pros: "I like that we were able to board quickly."
Cons: "I didn't enjoy the way the flight attendants were treating there guest."

Pros: "It is a great company by thier stuff"

Pros: "The flight attendants were very helpful and professional. They assisted with boarding, serving meals and drinks in an efficient and courteous manner. Also, the entertainment system was excellent! New academy award winning movies and a great assortment of other movies available."

Pros: "Schedule was on time On departure crew were courteous"
Cons: "Lack of cleanliness, the crew did not walk the isles to take the rubbish from the passengers They did not pass by to sell duty free goods It would be nice if they upgrade free of charge frequent flyer members to business class when there are empty seats"

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: "Crew cabin welcome us warmly and very polite."
Cons: "Food wasn't too good. Couldn't watch movie till almost landing."

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

Pros: "Food was decent and the entertainment was good."
Cons: "Staff were unfriendly and unhelpful"

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: "Nothing to be specific"
Cons: "Things need to be improved 1. Boarding 2. Flight delayed for 40mins 3. Seat comfort is not good"

Pros: "I don’t like"

Pros: "Easy check in, less crowded, exclusive airports (both in kuwait and dubai)"
Cons: "Seat space and entertainment"

Pros: "The colors of the plane and the relaxed uniform"

Pros: "."
Cons: "."

Cons: "Great"

Pros: "The route is better vs. Air Astana. Shorter by flying over Kyrgyzstan."
Cons: "Boarding in Dubai - waited somewhat 15 mins inside the bus upon arriving to the plane."

Cons: "FlyDubai has really uncomfortable seats!"

Pros: "Disappointed"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "One of the worst flight experience I have had. both website and boarding pass say go to terminal 2 but flight is actually from terminal 3.no offer of assistance, no offer of how to get to terminal 3 . Rude ground staff with zero ability to manage the complaint process."

Cons: "Lack of luggage access"

Pros: "Short stop over, direct flight"
Cons: "Very bad service with fly Dubai. No disclosure at time of booking that had to pay extra for in flight entertainment & meals. Staff did not provide blankets when asked. Very disappointed with Emirates. If you take responsibility for overall booking you should ensure the service is extended. Would not book Emirates again if this is what they offer."

Cons: "The flight was held on the tarmac for nearly 40 minutes. It was a full flight with no air ventilation and the heat was overwhelming."

Cons: "Entertainment"

Pros: "Crew was very nice"

Cons: "Didn't make it to my destination yet"

Pros: "Everything was great"

Pros: "Dont deal with onetravel"
Cons: "U still alone without onetravel"

Pros: "Price was good."
Cons: "The delay on our way to Dubai."

Cons: "Screen not working. 7F"

Cons: "the check in and boarding took almost 2 hours of waiting in line... the flight itself, you had to pay for everything including water... nothing was included... and it was an extremely rough flight... I thought the pilot was going to crash twice once when we started our decent and once when we landed"

Pros: "Plane was under half full"
Cons: "Boarded on time but sat on the ground over an hour with delay. Food not an option, no water"

Pros: "I didn't find anything to like"
Cons: "Every thing is bad and I'll give you the details : 1- the plane is really small and with a full smelly passengers. 2-the seats are really bad and you can literary remove the cushion. under you. 3-bad crowd management from the crew. 4- a half hour delay. 5-a bad takeoff and a really painful landing. 6-they tried to move me because of a family. 7- the AC does not work fully. 8- the food is extremely bad and hard to eat & chew. 9- the luggage took a long time but to be fair that's not their fault. And the list goes on and on and on. I highly recommend to take a different airline."

Pros: "stewards"
Cons: "no screens bad AC bad food"

Pros: "Awesome experience from manchester to dubai on emirates,outclass flight/crew/journey"
Cons: "Horrible transit in dubai,they keep taking you around in buses where u hav to stand in a bus to upto 40 minutes at a time,ridiculous,Terminal 2 in dubai is a shame,crowded like a bus station,And fly dubai planes have zero leg room"

Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "The delays, chaotic checkin counters at Dubai, slow boarding, seating changes when on board, uncomfortable seats, no food or drinks on board and unfriendly staff"

Pros: "though we were delayed and had to change the flight r luggage arrived with us"
Cons: "we were trapped on board without ac while still on airport ground without any announcement what was going on after about 45 min. they announced that the ac was not working and they r trying to fix it; still doors locked afterwords they announced that we will be taking another plane 2 hours which made the total delay around 3 hours"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "cheap budget flight very surprised Emeritas would use v this for the second leg of the flight plane was old and tired and for a 5 hour flight no food or drinks supplied very poor quality would avoid in future"

Pros: "Nice short flight"
Cons: "had to pay for water."

Pros: "The service was great, punctual, helpful."

Pros: "a good service"
Cons: "nathing"

Pros: "The only thing negative on my trip is flydubai terminal"

Pros: "i liked the fact that you showed my destination along the way!!"

Cons: "Simply that was a bus .... not a plane!"

Pros: "On time, good staff, easy checkin process, great value for money"
Cons: "No food to eat. Atleast bottle of water for a 6 hour flight would be nice. Paid good choice is limited too. Seat are ok and looks a little dirty. Time for a maintenance."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It was a horrible experience"

Pros: "تعامل موظفين المطار وفلاي دبي. المقاعد جداً سئه مقابل المبالغ المدفوعه خدمات العفش هي اساس الرحله الاختيار لابد ان يكون صحيح"
Cons: "لا شي"

Cons: "They did not give us food or drink, , They were selling everything even water."

Pros: "Frequent trips"
Cons: "Comfort, no service, not even tap water!!!!!!!"

Pros: "None every thing was bad."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "good"
Cons: "delayed"

Pros: "see above"
Cons: "see above"

Pros: "Accuracy and courtesy"
Cons: "Cleanliness"

Cons: "The restrooms at in Dubai are terrible"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed for nearly 4 hours, no reason given, no staff visible to talk to, nothing offered to us."

Cons: "50 minutes delay as always!"

Pros: "The crews were great on both legs of the flight. Seating was not too bad. When boarding finally started, it was fast."
Cons: "Both of my flights were delayed, and in both situations no one would tell anyone what was going on. Leaving passengers in the dark about their travels is a terrible experience."

Pros: "Option to buy food. 30 mins only from Dubai to Doha"
Cons: "Delay in take off by about 30 mins. Ground services in Dubai sucks and you are treated like low/no class passengers if you fly with other airlines apart from emirates. Transport bus from Term 3 to Term 2 via Term 1 make extra stops as per driver pleases. This would be last time I go via Dubai on other airlines non Emirates. Toilets in Term 2 also sucks and would rather go on the plane...."

Cons: "The plane looked old and dirty. Windows were really oily so I couldn't put my head down."

Pros: "I felt comfortable and content"

Pros: "Empty space around me"
Cons: "Low cost. No entertainment, no drinks. Although nobody around me, to tight for work with laptop"

Cons: "Carry-on rules with FlyUIA are ridiculous. I had to pay 150 EUR as my carry-on was 2 cm wider than their standards"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Seats, comfort"

Cons: "Lost my luggage for 5 days. No private seat movie entertainment."

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

Cons: "Did not receive email about online check-in, and had to pay extra fee as a result."

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 ?"

Cons: "Everything was on time"

Pros: "Flight attendants were fast and polite and helpful, more room for feet than other airlines, free meals. Sandwich was good, dinner so so."
Cons: "Flight delayed boarding by one hour (not weather related)."

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: "The seats were so mashed together i could barely get in from the aisle, there was an unexplained three hour delay, and no food service."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed flight caused me to miss the last but to MD. Had to stay in the streets for 6 hours and purchase new bus tickets."

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 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: "THere was an unexpected extra charge for not having been able to do the airline check in through Internet."

Cons: "Because I didn’t take my bag yet. They Delay 38 min and I traveled to Vienna with nothing"

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: "Crew extremely nice and helpful at all times during the flight"
Cons: "Nothing in particular no complaints really"

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: "The price to Frankfurt was very reasonable; crew friendly and clean n modern plan"
Cons: "The price to Frankfurt was very reasonable; crew friendly and clean n modern plan"

Cons: "International flight being so delayed."

Pros: "I liked new registration procedures.It saves my time and makes and makes the whole process faster and smoother"

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"

Pros: "flight was on time"
Cons: "this flight was sold as a normal economy class flight including 1 checked bag. in reality it was sold as a hand baggage only one way fare and a economy with baggage on the return. like that makes any sense. you going to buy luggage and things to fly bag with??? This was not disclosed on the website, during booking, on the booked reservation or on check in or the boarding pass. Complete and total misrepresentation by Kayak and priceline."

Pros: "Plane is ok"
Cons: "Delay 2 hrs"

Pros: "The crew did their best"
Cons: "Everything was terrible"

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: "no tv"

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."

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

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Not enough room. Uncomfortable"

Pros: "I enjoyed my time in Ukraine before the nightmare of UIA began"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 4 hours for "technical reasons." I didn't get any email alert to warn me about the delay so I arrived at the airport and had to wait for 6 hours there. When we arrived on the runway at our destination we had to sit waiting for 40 minutes. The plane's seats are excruciatingly narrow, there are no personal entertainment consoles, and the food is similar to that found in a Soviet cafeteria. Communication with passengers was disorganized and ineffective."

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

Cons: "no personal TV's on a 10 hour flight... thats absolutely ridiculous no WIFI on a 10 hour flight... again.. AWFUL! Why would I ever take this airline ever again? Worst 10 hour flight I've ever had. All of the other airlines (your competitors) have everything. You need to up your game"

Pros: "It was fast and on time"

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: "Went well, landed. I wish there was kiosks to upgrade seating"
Cons: "I wish there were kiosks to upgrade your seat like klm or air France"

Cons: "Small space for your feet, you go down with staircase in minus 23 degrees"

Pros: "Good service, you can bring suitcase, on line bording"
Cons: "Small space for your feet, you go down with staircase in minus 23 degrees"

Pros: "Not much. UIA is like Frontier Airlines in the USA...bottom of the barrel...totally no frills...simply cattle cars moving people around like trucks move pineapples around. Ukrainians are used to this sort of thing - but you might not be if you're a foreigner."
Cons: "Bought two RT tickets with baggage fees included from Kiev to Prague...and was not charged a baggage (or any other) fee on the way out. Had no other problems in any other respect either. However, on the way back to Kiev from Prague I WAS charged a baggage fee...by an "agent" that UIA uses to check-in its passengers in Prague...and it was not a small (or normal) baggage fee either. Rather, it was 50 euros per bag ($110 US dollars) in total for two under-the-allowed weight and size bags. OUTRAGEOUS!! I paid the fee with my Am Ex card and when I complained to Am Ex they froze the fee instantly. I think this "agent" will lose by the time all the dust settles. My point is this: BEWARE when you use UIA outside of the Ukraine...because it employs clearly unscrupulous agents."

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

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: "I would like to have a reimbursement because I was forced to check in my carry on beg without apparent reason and was charged for it $110 which is ridiculous nowhere in the world anyone charges for extra beg that kind of money. Please reimburse."

Pros: "They upgraded us to first class last minute without us asking."
Cons: "They only opened the check in counter a half hour before the flight. we couldnt check in online. We waited in line for a good 2 hours. The flight was delayed about an hour. There was no effort to try to get us checked in quicker."

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

Cons: "Just perfect and on time"

Cons: "Staff are not friendly, airplane was old and seats were very uncomfortable"

Pros: "Nothing no drinks, food entertainment nothing"
Cons: "No services and not polite"

Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Check in line was very long and boarding was very unorganized."

Pros: "The crew is good But the seats not comfortable .. it's like minibus .. no range of movement .."
Cons: "Toilet .. seats .. windows.. air conditioning must be stronger .."

Pros: "The crew was good and smart"
Cons: "Toilets are not good. Wash hand basin always blocked. I tried 2 different toilets and both are the same"

Pros: "No different than other airlines as far as airplane goes. Crew was OK."
Cons: "Ticketing process was little bit chaos. I had 5 different names on my e-tickets, but one person name was missing and there were duplicate names.I showed my e-tickets and a ticketing agent took care of it."

Pros: "Took off on time"
Cons: "Chairs"

Pros: "On-time, no hassle or problems, not a lot of fuss or commotion like the bigger airlines, I think by them not serving food, it actually is a better atmosphere, can’t explain it, but totally felt light and not too problematic during both flights, jeddah to Istanbul and then again from Istanbul to Sara"
Cons: "Maybe, some entertainment???? But still a good flight even without it."

Cons: "Free food and alcoholic beverages"

Pros: "Cheap ticket prices"
Cons: "Bad in plane services Very bad in payments Lake of latest aviation regulations"

Pros: "There’s a decent amount of room for a budget carrier. No nickel and dime charges like some similar carriers."
Cons: "Seats don’t lean back and felt tight width wise. Lots of busses involved."

Pros: "Comfortable flight"
Cons: "No food"

Pros: "Always on time and prices"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Easy check-in with great allowances for hand baggage and checked baggage."
Cons: "Flight was delayed slightly but probably not the fault of the airline."

Cons: "seats are not comfortable at all"

Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "Gate was in a new addition to the SAW AIRPORT. Far from cafes and shops. After deboarding from the plane, it was a bit unclear whether to board a bus or walk into the International Terminal. Perhaps more frequent flyers are familiar with this routine, but signage would assist new passengers."

Pros: "The seats and the food we prepaid were quite good. The staff at the airport were very kind."
Cons: "The flight was delayed more than 1 hour. The gate lounge didn’t had enough chairs for all the passengers. They had any entertainment on board and they make you turn off your mobile phone for take off and landing even if you have airplane mode."

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Not bad"

Pros: "seats. comfort flight price"
Cons: "waiting 45 mins to go through transit security, airport staff rude and shouting at passengers. terrible organisation and manners"

Cons: "Not much"

Cons: "Space for the leg"

Pros: "I like to travel always travel with KAKA"

Cons: "Late boarding for unknown reason."

Pros: "As noted above"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The none sense of explaining why I cant go on the plane ... according to there website I should have 2 stamps from the lebaniese authority on my passport one for going in and one for going out which I gladly provide them with... the responsoable for the check in at Frankfurt Airport and according to him was communicating with "pegasus Airline" in Istanbul by WhatsApp and just kept saying "those can't fly today" the funny thing he was writing in german and refuse to give me there number so I can explain the situation now the main reason why i couldn't go on the plane because I wasn't once in my life in Turkei which makes none sense according to there website I contacted them with Emails and they answered me that I should have the 2 stamps if i want to fly from Instanboul to Beirut which I already have but the haven't notice that i didnt even got ob the plane at the 1st place .... the huge amount of nobe sense, stupidity, the lying that there is no Pegasus airline office ath the airport and the 0 responsibility for there actions can provide you guys with a picture of how they behave with the customers"

Pros: "We did an error in booking the return date, & found no point of contact to change the date"

Pros: "The flight itself went smoothly"
Cons: "I expected to atleast get a glass of water"

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "Problem communicating with counter crew who spoke none to little of English and probably because of me complainig about that they might have decided not to send one of my baggages. I finally retrieved it in different airport in three days."

Pros: "Reasonable for the price paid"
Cons: "It is impossible to get an invoice. I have sent emails to all available addresses but I've get nothing till today."

Cons: "I want to make change flight but they where not helpful"

Pros: "Comfortable seats and very clean."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Late in time"

Pros: "generally the boarding and crew were acceptable."
Cons: "A week before my flight, the flight changed and I was emailed. It had me arriving in Istanbul 2 hours later. They essentially changed my flight to another flight. And then Pegasus Plus frequent flyer never recognizes my PNR number when I try to get credit for my flights. I have flown 6 segments with them and none of the flights are recognized. When I try to do live chat, it only accept Turkish language. I am very disappointed in this airline's pre and post flight services."

Cons: "The plane was stuck on the ground 1.5 hours approximatly in Istanbul, and nobody had told me why?!"

Pros: "Great team and great pilot everybody to the baggage people were excellent!"

Pros: "Staff was super friendly and efficient."
Cons: "The smallest leg room I have ever experienced! Flight was 30 min late, with no explanation...but we had a long layover so didn't really care."

Cons: "Crew lacks professionalism and courtesy. Distance, between rows, is small, a few cms (5-7) more, will bring great benefit. The bathroom was dirty and out of paper, towards the end of the flight. It wasn't very clean to star with."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and that's normal for them I guess .. worst cabin crew ever."

Pros: "anything"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "The flight was canceled only after checking in and going through immigration. I am stuck in limbo due to visa expired and can not go back into Dubai. Had to remain inside departure terminal by gate for 18 hours. Ended up rebooking flight with another airline and delaying my arrival into Turkey by two days."

Pros: "I was lucky enough to have the seat next to me free, so I was comfortable during the flight itself"
Cons: "The ground service was really bad and even insulting. I was a little overweight and the girl at the counter was very rude, and eventually made me through away snacks I was keeping for the flight. Also, the weight limit is ridiculous if you're travelling for more than a weekend (I went on a 3 weeks trip with camping). On the flight itself there's nothing provided, even when I asked for water they charged me for it (no option for just a glass of water)."

Pros: "It was a smooth ontime flight, helpful customer service."

Cons: "The problems began around 2 am on 12-July at the Dubai airport. Our flight, originally scheduled for 4:20 am, was delayed until 6am. I attempted to inquire with the Pegasus staff about the flight delay, and what this would mean for my connection, but no staff were even available at the airport (all check-in activities etc were handled by airport staff). Even after the flight got delayed again until 7am, there were no Pegasus staff available to speak with. The Dubai airport staff assured me that someone was on their way to speak with the passengers, and that since our connecting flights were also on Pegasus, they would be sure to hold the flights for us. We were told that we would definitely make our connections. When we asked about the reason for the delay and to speak with a Pegasus staff member, we were told by airport staff that the Pegasus team had been called repeatedly and nobody was picking up the phone. There was a supervisor that was somewhere in the airport, and they had been told that she would be coming to the information desk to speak with passengers, but I waited for 2 hours for her and she never showed up. We were given no information on why the flight was delayed and what the plan was for our connections. Even at the gate there was not a single Pegasus staff member to assist us. We finally arrived in Istanbul and were directed to the transfer desk, where the Pegasus staff were rude, physically forceful (pushing and shoving), and could not communicate in English. The entire situation was extremely upsetting. Nobody was apologizing for the misinformation or lack of accountability. Nobody simply said, "I'm sorry." I was continuously shouted at in Turkish, I was pushed by Pegasus staff. I was simply trying to find out if my flight had left and if I could be rebooked on another flight. They were insistent that there was one flight a day and they could not book me on an alternative airline. For me, this meant that I missed an important meeting in Germany that afternoon, and that I had to forfeit money that I had put down for a hotel in Hamburg (Euros 124). They told everyone that the flights had left and that we should go upstairs to the hotel desk. However, even to do this, I was forced to purchase a visa (USD 30) to go through passport control. Pegagus has not reimbursed me for these expenses, despite emails, speaking to a supervisor at the Istanbul airport, and filing a complaint in the portal online. Again, at the hotel transfer desk, the staff was rude and unhelpful. We were treated like animals to be herded, and not like humans. Needless to say, I will never be flying with Pegasus again, and I will not be recommending it to anyone. The treatment of paying customers was horrible, and the service was terrible."

Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour sitting on plane. Flight attendants were rude."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "After the experience with the Pegasus flight from Kuwait to Istanbul I didn't expect anything hence was not disappointed. Right before the boarding was finished the boarding lady came into the plane looking for me, checking my passport one again and even taking a photo of it (with my consent). She left with no single word of explanation. Once again: this is a joke but definitely it's not customer service."

Pros: "The actual flight to Turkey was ok. nothing horrible happened."
Cons: "I came four hours before my flight, about 4 a.m.. two and a half was spent sending me back and forth because they couldn't agree on what was an appropriate price to charge me for extra baggage. The girl at the baggage counter called Pegasus and they told her the amount. When I got back to the baggage counter, the man there started checking my bags then the supervisor started yelling at me and him, because of a "miscommunication" between the other girl and Pegasus. I heard the other girl explain, and it was no communication. The supervisor as she called herself was extremely rude and short tempered with EVERYONE. Plus, they wanted to charge me 215 dollars for one extra bag. Really? I finally took a few things out and got away with under 90 dollars from the 20 dollars they were going to charge me before. I would have been happy to book with another airline that would have easily come under that price, and I barely got to my gate on time. I booked with Turkish air prior and it was 200 dollars round trip and I was very happy. My bags and food were free. When I got to Turkey to change flights, we had to get off the plane we were on and get on another, and my flight was over two hours delayed. We had to stay at the gate, and so I couldn't buy food at the airport. I would have gotten to Frankfurt at two so the small breakfast I had would have been ok, and now I had to buy food on the plane because I had planned also to meet a friend for dinner outside of Frankfurt before another flight (actually the entire reason I was flying with Pegasus in the first place) and now I wouldn't make it. Can you imagine spending all that money plus a hotel and the entire reason you went is just gone and you have to deal with all of this? So I go to buy food on the plane and I'm told my credit card doesn't work. The funny thing is, previously I checked my bags with the same credit card, and afterwards I rented a car and hotel with the same card. I knew my credit card worked. I made her try it again and nothing. So I just had to live on the small amount of yogurt I had had that morning. There was no apologies or anything for everything we went through except when my credit card wouldn't work the flight attendant gave me some coffee for free. I'm not a complainer and actually travel quite a bit (I've been traveling for 3.5 months straight all over europe and the middle east). This has been the only negative experience I've had. I truly believe that Pegasus does not care about keeping customers. I really feel like I've been treated like dirt, and that I was tricked into booking with them. I've always booked with Kayak and will continue to, but I would reconsider working with Pegasus if I were you. The other discounters like Ryanair are just fine. But this experience made me extremely angry and I will never book with Pegasus again."

Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "Late take off and arrival, and when announcements are made in English the speaker talks too fast so even English speakers cannot understand"

Cons: "Flying from Zurich to Israel was able to board the plane with a carry on and a laptop back pack. On the flight from Israel to Zurich i was charged 130$ for extra weight having exactly the same things."

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