Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dubai to Kinshasa
Most visitors from Dubai need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Kinshasa.
Read more about travel restrictions for Kinshasa
Visitors from Dubai are not required to quarantine after entering Kinshasa.
Visitors from Dubai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departing to Kinshasa.
Must be completed by travelers aged 11 and above. It will be used to generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in The Democratic Republic of Congo.
Masks: Required in public spaces.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 10h 15m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Kenya Airways (AED 1,777) and Multiple Airlines (AED 1,858), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Kenya Airways (AED 3,136) and Ethiopian Air (AED 3,676).
From Dubai to Kinshasa, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Kinshasa back to Dubai , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Dubai you will be using Dubai Intl, often referred to as Dubai Airport. You will be landing at Kinshasa N'djili, also known as Kinshasa Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The service and food were good."
Cons: "As a petite person I find the seats in economy class small and cramped. When passengers in front of you recline their seat backs, there is very little room to move, making it difficult to get up and out of your seat."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. They left snacks and drinks out in between service."
Pros: "I was fortunate the person in front didn’t lean back"
Cons: "On Swiss website I added Rehe preference for a lactose free meal — but none were on the plane. The economy seats are close enough together I needed to hold my book to the side to read."
Pros: "This was my first and last time I will ever fly with Swiss airline-it’s been 4 days and I still didn’t receive my baggage and I had all my medicines in them,that’s including my carry on bag too,because it was taking from me @ the gate and I was told I will get it at my final destination,which I didn"
Cons: "I just would like to get my baggage- which is been 4 days since my arrival and they can’t even tell me where they are at!!!...."
Pros: "Loved the crew from Zurich to sf. Amazing service"
Cons: "Guy behind me kept asking for a seat upgrade and when they didn’t oblige spent the whole 11hours kicking the back of my chair in protest. I understand this isn’t the crews’ fault. But maybe the bid upgrade for seats isn’t the best system?"
Cons: "My parents needed special assistance for boarding and changing flights in Zürich and SWISS was just phenomenal. Thank you very muc"
Pros: "friendly and helpful crew"
Cons: "organise priority exit when we have a delayed arrival, so that those who have a train or flight connection can get out quicker"
Pros: "Cabin crew were efficient"
Cons: "Open check in counters on time as scheduled. They were half hour late at least"
Cons: "To my shock, my boarding pass while scanning to enter the aircraft was rejected with wild flashing red lights saying my trip was cancelled. Someone else was given my emergency row seat, booked and confirmed 24 hours ahead. It was a full flight but I got a middle seat and continued my long journey home from Kenya"
Pros: "The business class ground crew proposed to check in our hand baggage and were very helpful. (We were in economy class) It was my birthday and i was very touched to receive a spontaneously made card and some chocolate truffles and a smile from the flight crew."
Cons: "I think the choice of films could be improved."
Pros: "Steward Very pleasant, helpful and accomodating."
Cons: "No information on the flight about how to proceed with our missed conncetions nor anyone to meet in Zurich at gate with information."
Pros: "Food service is adequate."
Cons: "Standard complaint, but economy seats are way to squeezed in!"
Pros: "Missed this flight because the first one was late"
Pros: "Crew members were polite and efficient. Entertainment system kept us engaged for our 12 hour trip."
Cons: "Horrible boarding and check-in. I fly internationally for business. This by far and away was the worst experience ever. There were 2 parts to our travels. Flight from Dusseldorf to Zurich, then Zurich to Los Angeles. in Dusseldorf, SWISS oversold the plane by 25 passengers. It was unbelievable, SWISS was randomly determining who would not fly and miss their other connecting flights in Zurich. It was by shear luck that we were able to keep our original reservation. SWISS needs to realize that this type of problem is serious. I can't imagine every flying SWISS again."
Cons: "Kayak sold me a “lite” ticket on Swiss, but never mentioned that it didn’t include baggage. Even though Swiss is Star Alliance they didng count my Star Alliance Gold status for free bags and didn’t offer an upgrade. Zurich was incredibly hot and the airport didn’t have air conditoning anywhere. The boarding was worse than Ryan Air. The plane was okd and super uncomfortable. staff was rude and not at all helpful. Swiss is definitely a budget air line!!!!"
Pros: "Great seat, wide enough for an adult and a 2 year old to sit in. Food was nice, but didn’t make you go wow."
Cons: "TV was a bit small"
Pros: "friendly ,respectful, helpful,informative"
Cons: "the very long layovers.i did not enjoy complications to find a place to rest between long flights."
Cons: "Outdated plane."
Pros: "Food was good and staff was nice."
Cons: "Touch screens didn't work very well, poor entertainment selection compared to other airlines, poor sound quality"
Pros: "Nice crew, nice plane"
Cons: "Late arrival at Dubai, late departure and late at final destination...No information given to passangers!"
Cons: "Not on time at all. Toooooo late boarding"
Cons: "See comment above. Zurich airport transfer desk was not staffed by Swiss air staff. Made resolution of missed flight more difficult. Also was not informed till I checked in at San Francisco that my bag would probably not arrive at the time I arrived in Geneva."
Pros: "Food and movies"
Cons: "Staff was not attentative. We were very misinformed on the seat upgrade we paid $100 for. And our liggsge was damaged and they had us walking all over ohare airport for no reason at all instead of addressing the issue at Swiss air."
Cons: "All was great"
Pros: "Polite cree"
Cons: "Crowded plane, long boarding and waiting to be seated"
Pros: "Just like everything else the Swiss do, our Swiss air flight was like a well oiled machine. Very friendly crew, very good meals, lots of creatures comforts; blankets, pillows, headphones, warm washcloths in the morning. Great overall experience."
Cons: "The seat room is every bit as tight as any other airline, so if you're tall, and flying an overnight, upgrading to a seat with leg room might be worth the extra cost. Select your roomy seat early - they go fast!"
Pros: "Professional crew"
Pros: "The way of treatment"
Cons: "The landing was terrible"
Pros: "Friendly service, superfast check-in"
Cons: "The entertainment remote was not working and the crew member could not fix it. Indicated that his happens and that the planes are supposed to be refurbished within the year. The screen was the most user-unfriendly I have seen in a long time"
Pros: "Selection of movies was good."
Cons: "The mushroom pasta they served was absolutely terrible."
Pros: "I was concerned the connections would be too tight but it worked out great!"
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and crew was second to none. They were very attentive and courteous."
Pros: "flight was on time"
Cons: "insufficient AC during boarding endlessly screaming baby"
Pros: "EXCELLENT LEG ROOM"
Cons: "Very tight seating in economy for a transcontinental flight"
Cons: "Couldn't change seats online after reserving them online in advance. Headsets use proprietary connector and plug had to be held in place to get both ears to function"
Pros: "+ Crew, professional and polite."
Cons: "- food unevenly cooked - No entertainment - Small toilet"
Cons: "No announcement regarding delay. No boarding announcement. Very uncomfortable, older business seats. Actually had a sore back after the flight. Couldn't get comfortable. Travelling companion had the same experience. Small screen."
Pros: "Flight attendants not friendly, constantly bumped me and never excused themselves. Food not so good and temperature too hot this flight. I was constantly putting on and taking off my jacket. Movie selection seems to be going downhill also. All that being said, I'm grateful for every safe landing."
Pros: "The best in flight service. I've taken Swiss air multiple times from Zurich to LA and I will never take another airline. The food is great, plenty of snacks and drinks. Great entertainment and the cabin crew treats you very well."
Pros: "La mejor compañia con la que he efectuado este trayecto en económica! Muy recomendable."
Cons: "Sandwiches Delay"
Pros: "Crew was really nice, comfortable seat, great experience"
Cons: "I liked everything"
Pros: "The staff was wonderful Pleasant, quick with requests , very professional"
Cons: "I get motion sickness and found it strange they no bags were in the magazine pocket. Had to ask for it and wait"
Cons: "We didn't had entertainment"
Pros: "Comfortable business class"
Cons: "Food was not too great"
Pros: "Nothing is better service, food , beverage, everything is not good"
Cons: "Change with food quality"
Pros: "I didn’t take the flight but there was no way to get my refund! No phone answer and no ticket counter!!!!"
Pros: "Turkish airlines is reaaly good"
Cons: "My flight delayed and I missed my connection"
Pros: "The Turkish crew is very attentive and nice."
Cons: "Turkish airlines is perennially late. I’ve either missed my connection or had to run to my gate every single time I’ve flown internationally with them. This seems to be pretty well known among the travelers that use them often."
Cons: "thanks for all from kayak"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Cooler temperatures in the cabin Vegetarian meal options More individual water bottles for passengers Flight attendants answering call light promptly"
Pros: "Person kicked seat due to reclining and crew did NOTHING to stop. Turkish sold seat as extended comfort, but then said at the gate that they don’t have such seats!!"
Cons: "Fly another airline"
Pros: "The flight from Dubai landed late in Istanbul. TK had someone there to escort the business class passengers through security to make sure we made our connection."
Cons: "The temperature on the flight to NY from IST was a bit too cold."
Cons: "Very hot"
Pros: "Television options are great."
Cons: "Food was unrecognizable. No leg room"
Pros: "The flight from Dubai was fine. I am not a big fan of Dubai but their check-in and boarding process is efficient and straight forward."
Cons: "The food on this short flight was not very good and looked liked it had some age to it. I chose not to eat it."
Pros: "Overall flight was good. The flight was on time, the boarding was smooth, the entertainment was excellent. I would like to thank crew for their work"
Cons: "As a family it was a big disappointment that we got seated in a different row. The check in person didn’t even made an effort to put us together just suggested that we can ask to switch on a plane. Another big disappointment was food Please bring the food quality back"
Pros: "Not too long of a flight. Clean toilets and nice smelling soap and lotion. Decent entertainment selection."
Cons: "My bag didn’t come"
Pros: "Generally better than other European airlines particularly BA and better priced"
Cons: "Work to do on consistency with crew"
Pros: "The flight was comfortable and the entertainment was good."
Cons: "There are not diverse food choices"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by over two HOURS. When we got to Istanbul, our connecting flight to NY could not wait 15 MINUTES and instead left. We ended up spending 18 hours in Istanbul for the next flight. 1. The personnel at the transfer desk were rude and unhelpful when we asked questions. They seemed like they could not be bothered with our problems. 2. Turkish airlines did not even bother to help with accommodations, instead giving my wife and I a small bed to sleep in vs a hotel room. The only way to get a hotel room was to leave the airport, and we could not get Visas because we were American citizens. Turkish airlines was a very bad experience. Overall this was a poor experience, and I will not fly Turkish Airlines again. I will make sure my friends and family know that this is a poor airline with poor customer service."
Pros: "Walking past the Turkish Airlines desk in Dulles and knowing I would NEVER have to interact with these monsters again."
Cons: "I am an experienced traveler. I've been to 17 countries and have flown over a million miles in both business and coach. My wife encountered a problem in Istanbul that involved an airport transit visa through Canada. I am certain that any other airline we’ve ever flown would’ve assisted us, since it was easily resolved. To Turkish Airlines, this is simply a part of their business model and a chance to make more money. It took about 8 hours of our time at 5 different airport locations to eventually buy new tickets to get back the next day. Our original tickets say: “REISSUE With 200.00 USD penalty. What I didn’t see was the fine print at the bottom: “Turkish Airlines reserves the right to change rules regarding ticket changes and refunds.”. They mean it. As bad as our personal experience was, the real reason we are so appalled is that we were there long enough to see this is the norm for them. In our single day there, we saw at least 100 other travelers going through similar things. The ONLY solution ever offered is to purchase another ticket. We witnessed several people weeping. Many losing control and shouting. Their own personnel were screaming at customers (in a separate office area though, it was all yucks and laughing). These were people of all nationalities. Africans, Asians, Europeans. We were lucky because we had the means to purchase new tickets. Others clearly didn’t. I really don’t know what happened to some of them. One moment was very symbolic of the entire experience. Another vanquished traveler was paying $843 for a new ticket with cash. He handed her $845 but she, of course, had no change. Instead of the $5, he gave her two $1 bills. I had one in my pocket so gave it to her as well. She held my $1 bill up and pointed to the corner which had a very small piece torn off…no ink was missing…and sneered “I can’t accept this. She did this simply because she could. We were powerless. She knew it and reveled in it."
Cons: "Warm airport and warm plane à/c needed"
Pros: "The service was very good as always with Turkish."
Cons: "Seats are not spaced enough. It is not big enough for a 6 foot 3 male caucasian."
Pros: "Overall trip was really good."
Cons: "Management of time excellent. Plane went on time. Staff on checking in or in the plane were polite, pleasant, professional and available. Timing of delivery of luggage also was fast."
Pros: "The service was great, the flight was timely, attendants were friendly."
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Pros: "We were fed and offered drinks, given blankets, pillows and complimentary travel kits, issues with flight changes and other questions were answered quickly, ticketing was a breeze, the flight crew was extremely courteous, and flying back with my electronics was covered with professional care of my equipment and certainty that I wouldn't miss my flight."
Pros: "Entertainment selection, USB chargers"
Cons: "Snack Like Mac and cheese not very good. Overall food better than most airlines."
Pros: "Flight attendants greeted on arrival. Prompt with service. Good attitudes."
Cons: "Seats not to comfortable but can't really change that without upgrade."
Pros: "Everything, starting from the airport's employee"
Pros: "It was all good!"
Cons: "Except that in the same day I had two flights with Turkish Airlines and both of them had a delay."
Cons: "The layover was too long."
Pros: "I am a vegan and they had delicious vegan food for me and vegetarian food for my daughter."
Cons: "That the plane was not full and we could had better seats if we were made aware of that fact."
Cons: "Great service and on time all the way"
Pros: "Great flight, crew and experience."
Cons: "Breakfast selection was a bit subpar"
Pros: "I like the food and the crew and the entertainment"
Cons: "i didnt like the plane touchdown the ground and take off again that was so scary."
Pros: "Great food; plenty of room to stretch out (we flew business class)."
Cons: "The service on the flight from Houston to Turkey was much better than it was from Turkey to Houston. For one thing, the flight attendant never made up our beds on the way back to Houston. For another, the sound did not work at my seat, so I was unable to use any of the entertainment. The flight attendant kept trying to give me different headphones...it wasn't the headphones that were the problem!! He never really addressed the issue or coordinated a possible seat change (even though there were empty seats in business class)."
Cons: "Paid £400 as penalty for being late for the first portion of the flight, although I wasn't going to miss my connection since the layover was over 10 hrs"
Pros: "Quality experience all the way around. Thank you for city tour of Istanbul during layover. Outstanding touch!"
Cons: "Food was average"
Pros: "the crew"
Cons: "Less variety of food and entertainment options compared with other airlines I traced to USaa but service was exceptional."
Cons: "Seats was a lil tight , food was a lil warm not hot"
Pros: "Everyting is good and smooth with no problems at all"
Cons: "Nothing was bad"
Pros: "Everything was excellent :)"
Cons: "You broke my suitcase"
Cons: "Have to unload Plane Flight git exchanged without my approval"
Pros: "We liked the cost of airfare and flight times convenient. We also like the onboard TV and wifi."
Cons: "The food on the way back was bad. My wife's was still frozen, which grossed her out, it was ziti pasta. My pasta was crispy raw. The worse part was temperature of plane. It was too hot which made sleeping difficult."
Pros: "Super friendly crew! Great amount of entertainment on board. Good food."
Cons: "The flight from DXB was delayed, causing us to miss the connection to LIS in IST. 2 hours after standing at the transfer desk they put us on a flight to LIS via CDG. Luggage was kept in IST. Now we are in LIS with no luggage and no confirmation on its whereabouts. Lost and found staff at LIS (Portway) showed total confusion in claiming luggage was in CDG. Today two planes arrived in LIS from IST, none of them with our luggage. Screen shows my name with mention "Not loaded" regarding the luggage. This incompetence is unacceptable from "Europe's best airline". This title is misleading advertising and should not be allowed."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Food. Leg room."
Pros: "Movie choices plentiful"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for almost an hour while passengers were on board the airplane."
Pros: "The seat was very comfortable"
Pros: "Crew was amazing both the ground staff and the FA on board. Food was nice."
Cons: "No USB charge or personal video entertainment. It's an old plane that desperately needs upgrades. For the price point of the route compared other carriers, the only benefit you are getting is a direct flight."
Cons: "Super sad the regional flight stopped offering the nice box lunches"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and now one wanted to help in order to make my connecting flight in Johannesburg to Windhoek. I missed it with 5 minutes."
Pros: "Crew very good especially Karl"
Cons: "Screen did not work. Entertainment not updated."
Cons: "The food was bland and they didn’t have enough of each option. For one meal I couldn’t get what I requested and just barely got it for the second one."
Cons: "Delightful stewardess. Tiny plane, but they still offered sandwiches and drinks!"
Cons: "Business class was a joke"
Pros: "Great Plane - comfortable flight indeed"
Cons: "can't think of anything I didn't like"
Cons: "The cabin crew members did not respond to my request to fix my screen having had brought it up to them on 3 different occasions and forcing me to then find a new seat in the middle of a 16h flight!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were great."
Cons: "Lusaka only has one gate and this flight boarded simultaneously with an Ethiopian Airways 777 and Emirates 777. The staff responsible for boarding seemed more confused than the passengers. The food portions are very skimpy. The inflight entertainment consisted of some random video about F1 racing rebranding."
Pros: "Wonderful crew and flight"
Pros: "The food was good, the service wasn't bad, and all connecting flights were on time."
Cons: "No matter how hard I tried to get an aisle seat, we were still squished into the middle of the plane. It was so uncomfortable, competing for arm room with the person sitting next to me and then having to force him our of his seat every time I wanted to get up. Even getting our of the seat took something. I am searching now for an easy way to get an aisle seat for our return trip."
Pros: "The ease of boarding, flight was half empty so lots of space and confort, the seats are well spaced so lots of leg room."
Cons: "No entertainment, the tvs were not working."
Pros: "Crew was excellent, very personable and were able to get drinks and food out within the 40 min flight."
Cons: "Old plane and the one engine started to make a screeching noise which carried on for about 20 min."
Cons: "Very long lines for check-in and confused staff"
Pros: "The sound on my seat and the one next to me not working. On my previous flight my TV was broken This is a long day time flight equipment needs to work"
Cons: "I had to go sit in another seat when I need an aisle as I have a very active bladder. I went back to my seat with no TV"
Pros: "Very friendly, helpful and professional"
Pros: "On time. Nice plane"
Pros: "Headphones were included, bathrooms were clean, prompt response to attendant call."
Cons: "Seats were VERY uncomfortable. Food was not great and TV screens were very finicky"
Pros: "The vibe was happy and welcoming and the cabin was clean. Overall it was a well managed flight and friendly staff throughout the plane. Enjoyable and relaxing"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "Boarding the plane was chaotic and very unorganized. After boarding business class and people with special needs, why can't they board from the back of the plane a few rows at a time? It would make more sense and there would be less pushing and shoving. A lot of people were rushing to get to the gate all at once!"
Pros: "The crew was excellent and they were hospitable. Easy to approach"
Pros: "The crew and the ponctuality"
Cons: "No intertainment onboard!!!"
Pros: "Excellent, kind , helpful and friendly crew on my Johannesburg to NYC flight - one of the best I have ever flown with ! Thank you !"
Pros: "The check in was easy and quick but the flight was delayed. Cabin crew were great."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable. Too narrow even for a relatively slim person."
Cons: "LUGGAGE going missing! TLVET11960 1. In Cape Town I was told that I would need to collect and check in again on arrival in Addis - that was my understanding of the instruction. 2. At Addis I was advised that the luggage was being transferred to the Tel Avid flight ET404 3. On arrival at Tel Aviv - no luggage. Advised it would arrive Thurs afternoon and be delivered to my hotel. I asked which flight it would come on and when I could expect that it would be delivered. Was told that was not possible to confirm. IN MY MIND THAT INDICATES THAT THIS IS NOT GENUINE CONFIRMATION. 4. I asked what arrangements would they make for me to get an allowance to cover costs of some clothing/toiletry items I would need to buy. Was told this is not Ethiopian Airlines policy!!!!! 5. This cannot be as there are international regulations in this regard. 6.YOU WILL PAY for express laundry service and a couple of items I'll need to buy today!!! 7. Tried calling 039754008 and only get a recorded message! THIS IS TOTALLY UNSATISFACTORY"
Pros: "The Asian vegetarian meal on the flight was very good."
Pros: "Service onboard is excellent, was greeted in a well friendly manner by staff"
Cons: "Food can do with an improvement. Hot food onboard will be nicer."
Pros: "The fact that this is a direct flight was incredible. However, the flight attendants should be better trained so they come across as more polished and polite to the passengers and match the better international airlines."
Cons: "The flight attendants only spoke in phrases "beef or pasta" "coffee or tea" throughout the flight rather than asking passengers something like, "Would you like some coffee or tea?" In addition, one flight attendant's standard response when he didn't hear something well was "heh?" rather that "excuse me" or "could you please say that again?". Also the headphones given out were of poor quality."
Pros: "Went as scheduled"
Pros: "Good food, friendly crew, clean airplane"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable."
Pros: "A340 is a great plane...nice ride. Food was better than average, in my opinion."
Cons: "Expected more of a branded South African experience. Felt very generic, though most flight attendants were courteous and attentive."
Pros: "Spacious seats, excellent crew, very good entertainment and food."
Cons: "Nothing in particular"
Pros: "good airline; good crew;"
Cons: "tv broken all flight, as were all those around me. they couldn't fix them either"
Pros: "Bathrooms were relatively clean throughout the flight"
Cons: "Outdated aircraft. The TV screens were poorly functioning/blurry and very limited in selection. No USB charger available. While 3 meal options were available, options ran out quickly. I flew two other international flights earlier this year (Qatar and United) and there was a clear difference in quality that was lacking in South Africa Airlines."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and I was stuck in Johannesburg overnight. I was at the airport all day the next day trying to figure out if I would get back to the US."
Pros: "Breakfast was ok."
Cons: "Flight was very late leaving Accra, and no reason or explanation was given. As a result, some people barely made their connecting flights from Washington, Dulles airport."
Pros: "The ground crew were very efficient and kind. I felt like we were in good hands throughout the process, which included checking everyone's visas. Above all the flight crew was helpful, friendly and quick. they took very good care of us. I thought their service on the flight was exceptionally good."
Cons: "seat are terrible and always ran out of food and in flight entertainment was terrible"
Cons: "Crew pathetic and completely absent and unhelpful."
Pros: "The provide a snack and drinks on a two hour flight--that's worth something."
Cons: "I wouldn't bother with a sandwich for everyone--especially during non meal times. Why not offer chips or something lighter rather than wasting all the sandwiches people half eat."
Cons: "Quite delayed, my luggage didn't make the connection due this and all my christmas presents are now in South Africa and since I'm flying to a 4th country with another airline I won't be able to pick it up from NYC. A mess."
Pros: "South African Airways The flight in the A330-200 was perfect. The crew, the entertainment and food. The landing was also incredible with no so good conditions."
Cons: "My flight was delayed from Harare. I almost missed my connecting flight out of Joburg. Had to run not to miss it and I am 74years old."
Pros: "Comfort of the seats and the crew was helpful.the"
Cons: "There needs to be more food selections.."
Pros: "The pilots and crew did well."
Cons: "On both 16 hour flights close to half of the entertainment screens didn't work at all. The vegetarian sandwich out of NY was slices of bell pepper between two slices of bread. But you can have a gin and tonic. In Cape Town the 90 minutes before the flight was spent standing in line to be frisked and have your bags rummaged through. After that everyone just piled on board in no order. The elites were able to skip through and avoid dealing with the riff raff."
Pros: "First leg of flight from Johannesburg to Senegal, the crew was good. Second leg from Senegal to Washington, the new crew was horrible. So much unnecessary attitude by multiple attendants."
Cons: "I was on a 10 hour flight and asked for a ginger ale. The flight attendant was visibly annoyed. On our return flight, the couple behind us experienced the same annoyance and bad service. I guess if you're not first class, they're bothered when you ask for things as simple as a drink... on a 10 hour flight. I even overheard a flight attendant being rude to a customer because she didnt put her luggage in the overhead compartment properly. Im aware that dealing with people can be exhausting, especially if common sense isn't so common, but if you're in the hospitality industry, you have to serve past that. Also, the plane just felt gross. There was food on the floor and it felt like the experience could've been better. More attention paid to detail. If another airline alternative exists, Im definitely trying them before booking with Saa again."
Pros: "Tight and packed. With the pandemic still going. Children wear masks better and that is not properly enforced."
Cons: "Nice flight cheap n cheerful"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable, had an emergency exit seat."
Cons: "Better variety of latest movies,"
Pros: "Nothing, the flight was delayed, the plane too small for passengers to store their carry-on luggage, the ground staff did not upload all the luggage and left some behind in Nairobi on the tarmac, the crew lied about the luggage being uploaded. Terrible experience! Kenya Airways is becoming worst and worst."
Cons: "Everything, the flight was delayed, the plane too small for passengers to store their carry-on luggage, the ground staff did not upload all the luggage and left some behind in Nairobi on the tarmac, the crew lied about the luggage being uploaded. Terrible experience! Kenya Airways is becoming worst and worst."
Cons: "No screens on this aircraft"
Cons: "The issue was not the flight. It was the cancellation policy. I had a best friend suddenly die and I could not apply a credit to future travel on my 4000$ business class seat. It makes me not want to buy through kayak again."
Pros: "Nothing - we were stuck at the airport for over 10 hours due to a strike. Missed all connecting flights. They didn’t even offer accommodation or reimbursement on air tickets for our next destination."
Cons: "I really do not care. I am never flying with Kenya airways again."
Pros: "Really good aircraft ( Brazilian made Embrare )"
Cons: "Breakfast ! But it was “04:20 hrs ! So fair do’s !"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours. I missed my connection flight to Lilongwe and had to spend a night in nairobi. What n incovinienve!"
Pros: "I was upgraded to first class!"
Cons: "Over 5hrs flight and no entertainment as the screens were not working and very boring. Looks like the flight needs real servicing and upgrade for that long haul"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline and I didn't know that at time of choosing a seat."
Cons: "Did not arrive for it"
Pros: "Lie Flat beds in Business Class."
Cons: "Meal service was very slow, and food was uninspiring. Essentially economy meals placed on proper plates."
Cons: "As our first flight was late, we missed our connecting flight in Nairobi. They had us wait for nearly 2 hours to finally get our VISA and take us to a hotel to wait for the next flight. However, after waiting for 2 hours (with a 1-year old child), they took us to a hotel which didn't have any room"
Pros: "I liked everything about this trip"
Cons: "The snacks were basic and tasteless"
Pros: "The crew was professional and gave me undivided attention. The food was good. I enjoyed the flight"
Cons: "Cabin crew could have checked up on me more often for anything I would need inbetween the meals"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Everything went well as scheduled"
Cons: "I’m still in Nairobi because they delayed the plane"
Pros: "Everything worked like a flight should work from check-in to landing"
Cons: "Food was minimal and rather tasteless, but not a real concern"
Cons: "Timeliness of flights"
Pros: "Staff very friendly"
Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Didn’t get a blanket at night"
Pros: "crew in general helpful Cap kept us informed Price of ticket"
Cons: "Food so so. coffee never came"
Pros: "KQ usually has great service. Sometimes this flight is delayed, but this time it was on time, not full, and the plane was very tidy."
Pros: "The check-in and in-flight service were up to expectations. Friendly, efficient and professional"
Cons: "The 737 is too old and the business class seats need to be changed. They did not recline fully and the door rest also could not be extended completely. Consequently, the seating and resting postures were extremely uncomfortable."
Cons: "I've taken this flight 6 times and 4 it's been delayed"
Pros: "They no take care of my bag"
Pros: "Solid overall performance in all the basics"
Cons: "Crew were always in a bit of a rush and cold, Paris airport staff were frankly rude sometimes"
Pros: "customer service was superb entertainment screens and selection was excellent seats were among the best on any airline. The plane was a seemingly fairly new Boeing Dreamliner, very nice"
Cons: "Food was good but not spectaular - not up to Singapore Airlines for example but better than most other long haul carriers"
Pros: "Service excellent, flight on-time."
Cons: "Only 3 movies to choose from?!"
Pros: "I got moved to a different airline and was not notified so when I got there over 2 hours early for KENYA FLIGHT I was hustled and bustled and BUSSED TO A DIFERENT TERMINAL at Dubai airport, then chastise, harangued and insulted by new airline staff for being "Late" and they couldn't guarantee I would make the flight. I it on board and someone else was in my seat. HE. Got bumped to first class..."
Cons: "See above...the whole experince"
Pros: "Flying from Bangkok to Hong Kong, I didn't expect to be on an airline based out of Africa. Even though it was only an hour-long flight, it included in-flight entertainment and a full meal. The plane was a bit older, but comfortable, and the crew were very kind, friendly, and didn't rush the passengers. I hope I get the chance to fly on Kenya Airways again."
Pros: "Generous carry on limit, good prices, complimentary food on flights, on time departures, on demand entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding lines were a bit chaotic."
Pros: "The staff in Addis was pleasant."
Cons: "My original flight was cancelled and I was only given an hour notice before arrival time at the airport! I was rerouted from a one hour direct flight to a 7 hour delay through Nairobi then to Djibouti."
Pros: "Wheel chair passengers given priority."
Cons: "Economy Class Boarding should be done by Seat numbers or Aisle numbers. Fuselage Aisle numbers should be called first so they enter and get seated. Than other Aisle numbers should be called to be seated until the front up to Business Class is filled. It gets congested in the Aisle and frustration as passengers bump into seats and each other."
Pros: "Good save for the delay."
Pros: "I liked the food and actual service on the flight"
Cons: "The airport staff sucked!! VERY RUDE! Acted annoyed when I asked how long the flight delay was or for directions to the next gate. I know I am an American and used to different services. When a foreigner asks me for guidance, I go out of my way to help. When out of your element, rude staff just add to the stress of being delayed! I hate Kenya Airport staff!!!"
Pros: "tickets were cheap"
Cons: "Flight was late leaving Dubai therefore causing me and several other people to miss our connecting flight."
Pros: "KQ is the best East African airline by far. The planes are newer and cleaner and the flight attendants really do make an effort to give a high-level of customer service. I've missed my transfer due to a weather delay before and was impressed with KQs attention to getting me overnight accommodation. It would be great if we could sort out the regular delays of KQ410 into Entebbe which directly impacts KQ411 back out to NBO. The regular delays are often due to weather but just as often due to scheduling or flight issues. Delaying that flight makes my transfers really tight and adds some stress to my experience, especially with the extra security level in Nairobi. If we could find a way to fast track transfers, that would be an improvement. Overall, KQ is the best, but please continue to find ways to be better."
Cons: "I was not informed by either telephone or email that the flight was being delayed by 3 hours until I have arrived at the airport, despite having the customer contact information. Moreover the delay eventually turned out to be about four and a half hours; disgraceful and unprofessional! I no longer plan to patronize Kenya Airways if I can help it!"
Cons: "Kenya airways is a symbol of operational disorder and absence of any client orientation. I would strongly recommend Kyak to take it off its recommended airlines"
Cons: "Poor organization regarding flight cancellation - I was stuck in the CDG airport all day long to find out more information and get a hotel voucher. And then next morning, there was no clear announcement regarding a rescheduled flight; the flight was delayed AGAIN. This trip caused so much problem in my work."
Pros: "The Lounge experience"
Cons: "The Entebbe stopover"
Pros: "It was on time, had friendly crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system is not great"
Pros: "Nothing noteworthy was done well."
Cons: "The boarding staff is incompetent resulting in a 2+ hour boarding time. No control or concern for boarding zones, multiple unnecessary and inconsistent ticket checks, and unclear process. If you took 300 toddlers, made 50 of them gate agents and said board an airplane, you would get about the same result. Food and crew in flight were mediocre. Entertainment system in the seat back doesn’t work, shuts off in the middle of films, and is for some reason controlled by the wrong arm rest. I was in the aisle seat, my arm rest control panel did not control anything, but every time my neighbor shifted her arm it changed the volume on my system. Ethiopian airlines is what failure looks like."
Cons: "The cabin attendants attitude need to be warmer and friendly. The food was not good."
Cons: "Airport Addis Ababa is chaos."
Pros: "Fine flight with good meals."
Cons: "TV was broken, had phone so it was okay, the frustrating but was the call button. I rarely hit it, did this time for an arrivals card, the guy beside me messed his up and used mine while I was sleeping. No problem, until I hit the button. No one came for more than an hour, I even made eye contact."
Pros: "The arm rest was dismantled and had a sharp edge of metal which sliced my arm and thumb when I sat down. I was promised a new seat and never delivered. Horrendous."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Crew was helpful. I had 3 seats to myself, so yes. Seating was amazing."
Cons: "The lunch - tooo much rice no sauce. Food was okay. The sandwich was good."
Pros: "Crew was helpful, everythinf fine"
Cons: "The food was not so good. Bit cold.."
Pros: "I liked the fligth attendant"
Cons: "There is no phone charging or entertainment. Also couldn't bring on carry-on sized bags with wheels and were forced to check them."
Cons: "Language barriers are always hard, i sat next to someone who didn’t speak English well, one of the flight crew sounded irritated instead of understanding."
Pros: "The crew was okay, though a little bit occupied and thus ignoring some of the customers' requests. The seats are comfortable and spacious with enough leg room"
Cons: "The food could have been better. Honestly much better"
Pros: "It was perfect to me , im in so much pain spiritually and you guys makes me feel home."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Excellent service and on time performance."
Cons: "The most unprofessional ground staff I have met coupled with the most disorganised airport"
Pros: "The ravioli was great, some of the other food was not great. Otherwise, the flight was easy."
Cons: "More entertainment options, the movies and TV shows offered are not varied or very good."
Pros: "Flight and crew"
Cons: "Food and inflight entertainment"
Pros: "But no in flight entertainment on the Addis to Tel Aviv leg"
Pros: "Food and leg room were great"
Cons: "Entertainment was average"
Pros: "the flight"
Cons: "extra charge , unable to book meal"
Pros: "luggage take time to receive , over 1 h"
Cons: "luggage tale long time to receive"
Cons: "Spent 10 hours in a broken seat... wouldn’t recline. Screen on next seat was broken so I couldn’t move there. Bathroom out of toilet paper and at the end of the flight there was SO MUCH TRASH AND STUFF EVERYWHERE it looked like the ground at an outside 3 day concert. I’ve never seen such a filthy plane. And the food needs improvement."
Pros: "Will never fly this airline again"
Cons: "The food was bad and on the second stretch the airline did a stop over in Cairo that was not originally planned and delayed the flight by over 3 hours making me miss my connection flights and forcing me to rebuy tickets since there was no ground staff at Rome that could handle the situation. Made me end up losing 1000 usd in tickets I had to buy. Not the way I'm used to be treated as a business class costumer"
Cons: "Flight was overly delayed - as a result I missed my connection to Capetown and endured a lot of feeds in cancellation of pre-planned trips. Ground staff in Mumbai and Addis Ababa were awful. Mumbai staff was rude and inconsiderate. Addis Ababa team does not even make eye contact when talking to passengers. I could not wait for this travel to be over. Aircraft was mediocre.. During boarding, they don't seem to care about Priority passengers - despite my status with other Star Alliance carriers. Not sure I will fly by Ethiopian again."
Pros: "New plane but movies are old. Too sad"
Cons: "Toilets and hygiene"
Pros: "Nothing. I was 2 hours early for the flight - it was over sold. They never apologized, they just told me "I didn't have a seat" like it was some how my fault... then sent me to the airport hotel and put me on the next days flight. I realize it wasn't the people at the desks fault and nobody was doing this TO me, but it was just stupid it happened at all. I don't get how they can just screw a whole day for a group of people and not even say "sorry.""
Cons: "They over sold the flight. Eight of us had tickets - I bought mine over a month ago - and they just sold too many seats or had too small of a plane or something. I've NEVER had this happen in 6 years of traveling continually. It's on my short list now of airlines that really just don't care."
Pros: "It is an African airline so I am doing my best to support it. I am grateful I was allocated to a hotel for my long layover"
Cons: "I had a long layover in Addis and the hotel I was allocated to could improve its service. I was expected to be served breakfast in the morning. My flight was at 820 am There could be some improvement on food"
Pros: "Loved having traditional ethiopian food"
Cons: "One flight attendant condescending but she seemed to disappear after takeoff and the other ladies were excellent"
Cons: "Food horrible. Poor infrequent service, cramped seating, poor movie selection"
Pros: "Awesome crew"
Cons: "No electrical plugs"
Pros: "food and beer were fine"
Cons: "4 flights ,4 delays. poor customer service . every things is very slow ."
Pros: "food and beer were fine"
Cons: "4 flights ,4 delays. poor customer service . every thing is very slow ."
Pros: "Prior seating options, friendly air hostess, and vegan meal options."
Cons: "Flight from U.S had frequent meals, flight to Ghana had a sandwich and meal, and the time in between the two was extremely long, after been up extremely early to depart. It would also be awesome to have Ethiopian meal option, like injere"
Pros: "Again, the cabin crew where all very nice."
Cons: "Seating space was very tight on this plane."
Cons: "The entire flight was fully booked and plane full of people with bad hygiene whose smell was so offensive that I was nauseous. My friend and I were the only two Western people on the plane and forced to sit in the last row of the plane next to the toilets. Passengers were rude and pushed us during boarding, on the bus, and when leaving the plane. It was disgusting."
Pros: "Excellent friendly service on both legs of journey. CC were easily the highlight. Meals in economy were mucccch better than in business class which is mind boggling. They've got to get this element right. My biz meals looked like it was just dumped on my plate pretty embarrassing. Onboard entertainment could also be improved ...."
Pros: "aircraft was clean and excellent condition, crew friendly"
Cons: "pre flight information unclear, changing gates and unorganized boarding could be improved."
Pros: "friendly staff"
Cons: "Poor entertainment system"
Pros: "I did find the staff very friendly."
Cons: "I found the staff to be very slow, on all 4 flights it tool them an extensive amount of time to walk down with drinks and food service. I was also sitting under the overhead that had blankets and they kept waking me up through out the flight when trying to get a blanket. I wanted to perches a watch that no all the flights had and when they did I couldn't ad ou don't take Credit Card. Flying from Israel to South Africa all I had was Shekel and Rands. How was I to know that I needed to carry Dollars On me."
Pros: "Impressive crew attendants and courteous ."
Cons: "Maybe landing was not too smooth"
Cons: "On both flights. From Tel Aviv to Addis Ababa and from Addis Ababa to Tel Aviv my seat would not recline. These were night flights and the seat in front of me did recline. so it was a very unpleasent experiance"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "The food. And the on board entertainment. Staff was also nice but a little bit sloppy and slow."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. No information was given on this. Also,Addis adaba is not a tier 1 Airport. I'd rather pay the same. Money to go through Qatar or dubai."
Pros: "Very kind and attentive staff."
Pros: "Boarding at the gate was atrocious. Very slow and not organized and we left late because of that. The crew was very nice. Food was good. Entertainment was ok. Movies were old and could have been up to date not enough bathrooms per amount of people on board (relative to other aircrafts)."
Cons: "The food was horrible. My TV didn't work and although I asked for it to be reset several times, the crew kept forgetting. The flight was supposed to be 9 hours, but we left late and it was 11+ hours. I understand things happen, but the crew gave no explanation for the delay or elongated flight. Last, but not least, when we landed in Newark we waited 2 hours for our luggage to come out. We landed at 9:50pm and didn't receive our baggage until 11:50pm. My friend and I were not even the last to get our bags. Overall this was the worst flight experience I've ever had."
Cons: "- terrible food and no snacks provided - Crew was inattentive and did not monitor passengers e.g. standing when seatbelt light is on - bathrooms were rarely cleaned on 18 hour flight - poor air circulation"
Pros: "The service during the flight"
Cons: "The boarding was not very excellent"
Pros: "The seats were good, the flight was comfortable and easy. Flight attendents were friendly and proffessional."
Cons: "Food could be better but I don't expect much on an airplane, the media system is a bit old so you don't have a lot of options but it's OK."
Pros: "They made sure we had plenty to eat"
Cons: "My entertainment system didn't work."
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