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|Flights from Dubai||4h 32m|
The cheapest airline ticket to Almaty from the United Arab Emirates in the last 72 hours was AED 1,043 one-way, and AED 1,105 round-trip on the route from Dubai to Almaty. The most popular route is from Dubai to Almaty and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was AED 1,105 round-trip.
In general from United Arab Emirates, Emirates, flydubai and Air Astana fly the most to Almaty. The most popular route is from the United Arab Emirates, and Emirates, flydubai & Air Astana fly this route the most.
Almaty Airport is 14 kilometres from the centre of Almaty. View on map.
Almaty is served by Almaty Airport, also commonly referred to as Almaty. The airport code is ALA.
Most visitors from United Arab Emirates will not be allowed to enter Almaty. These travel restrictions do not apply to:
Kazakhstan Citizens and residents; Students; Diplomats; Spouses, parents, and children of Kazakhstani residents or nationals; Employees of designated companies in critical industries; Travellers with a visa issued by Kazakhstan; Travellers on business approved by the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
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Visitors from United Arab Emirates are not required to quarantine after entering Almaty.
Visitors from United Arab Emirates must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Almaty.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "comfort and ease of transfer"
Cons: "food needs a little bit of improvement"
Pros: "Great airline , seat was spacing was wider then American airlines"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Food was okay. But good for what it was"
Pros: "(Business class) Friendly, helpful crew. Very good food and a pretty comfortable and adjustable seat that was great for two passengers travelling together."
Cons: "In flight entertainment system was a bit outdated."
Pros: "The crew and service (business class) were excellent: attentive, polite, and responsive. The food was good, but not quite up to the people (because they set such a high standard)."
Cons: "The lie-flat seats in the A-350 from Hanoi to Seoul are much better than the seats on the aircraft used between Seoul and Honolulu (which I think was an A-330)."
Cons: "More subtitled movies in English."
Pros: "After took off 5-6hours later very bad smalls comes from the bathroom."
Cons: "None at alnone"
Pros: "The seats in business class were very good and the staff was also very good."
Cons: "I've flown to Korea many times and this was the most turbulence I've ever had. The choice of moves wasn't good."
Pros: "Crew was attentive"
Cons: "Food was sub par and I flew TO Manila on the flight - the discrepancy in the food quality was very different. Entertainment is dated and for such long flights very limited compared to competitors."
Pros: "The attendants were very nice and the food and drinks service was good."
Cons: "The seats are pretty uncomfortable."
Pros: "I basically like flying Asiana airlines. Overall experience is considerable good. Crews are friendly foods are okay."
Cons: "Action movies selection seems to be limited. Snack onboard were not variety compare to other Asian airlines. Recommend to made some instant noodles avaiable !"
Pros: "Entertainment was nice with a good variety."
Cons: "Terrible seats. It seems like asiana is going out of their way to make their economy seats as uncomfortable as possible."
Pros: "On time arrival."
Cons: "The seats were not too good, a bit outdated"
Cons: "Limited choices for the movies."
Pros: "Decent entertainment choices. Great airfare. No delay."
Cons: "For such a long flight, the flight attendants did not come by offering water nor snacks."
Pros: "My seat reclined more than usual"
Cons: "Their website that said that we could pay to use their lounge but when got to the lounge , I couldn't and had a 10 hr layover when I expected to be able to use it"
Pros: "I truly appreciate, especially on a long flight, the extra leg room in between the seats. All the flight attendants were super nice & the food was awesome!"
Cons: "My only "annoyance" was the touch screen tv was a little difficult to use. Due to the over use of the tv, I had to touch the screen several times to complete the function I was asking it to do. So overall an excellent flight!"
Pros: "Good service. Comfortable economy seats"
Pros: "Food was OK but nothing spectacular. Variety of beverage is OK, there was a snack in between meals, overall, the flight is good and by expectation for the price I got for the tickets."
Cons: "the seats are not comfortable,"
Pros: "Entertainment and courteous crew"
Cons: "Food was OK not the best. Seats were very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Everything looks alright for a short trip."
Pros: "service and food"
Pros: "My flight: hanoi --->Incheon----> Chicago (Asiana) Chicgao---> GSP Origination flight in Hanoi to Incheon, agent failed to indicate that I had a final connecting flight from Chicago to GSP, SC. Flight from Incheon to Chicago departed nearly an hour after scheduled departure. --- resulted in me missing my next flight. Scrambled to reschedule my next earliest flight out of chicago. --- I advise Asiana ground agent about my situation and agent couldnt do anything for me! No hotel? Or apologize? Was very upset. It was a 14 hour flight and past 10 pm, I was tired. Asiana could have booked a hotel night but they chose not to. Lack of accountability and service! United at least rebooked me for their next morning flight. Charged extra for my carryon"
Cons: "Boarding seemed to have taken longer than usual. Plane departed nearly an hour from scheduled time."
Pros: "Worst flight ever. Take off delay due to "traffic to destination". Now I've worked around aircraft and never heard this one before. We sat on the tarmac for 40 minutes waiting for the "traffic" to allow our aircraft to take off. I find this suspicious since the boarded the aircraft minutes before the scheduled boarding time...I find it hard to preflight in 10 minutes. The flight was blistering hot in the cabin and stayed that way after asking them to lower it. Ultimately, the trip was only a hour delay, but would have been a little easier to take with a simple apology."
Cons: "Nothing really good to report. Sad, but true"
Pros: "Crew was very helpful"
Pros: "The crews are friendly and Helpful staffs."
Cons: "Chairs is not comfortable. It so hard!!!"
Pros: "I like the flight crew Filipina very helpful and one Korean Lady help me pulled my luggage over headed."
Cons: "Delayed Flight but it's ok. My connection flight at night time anyway."
Pros: "Great flight. I was on a united flight to sf. Hideous. Fly asiana!"
Cons: "flight delayed again out of Seoul."
Pros: "Crew is professional and courteous! I was sleeping when they came by with meal service and they left me a sticky note telling me to contact them for food when I woke up ( nice). Food pretty decent for airline food."
Pros: "We like the comfortable seats of the Airbus 380, the crew services. The food is ok; the entertainment is good"
Cons: "The boarding should be categorize in row number to avoid long line and delay."
Cons: "Seat needs more cushioning"
Cons: "Seemed like no air conditioning -- very hot the whole trip. Food was very poor -- glad we ate prior."
Pros: "Had the Korean BBQ and was excellent. Entertainment options were great too!"
Pros: "Good service and food."
Pros: "Excellent customer service."
Pros: "THE staff were really nice and kind."
Cons: "Not enough snack small amount of wine usually you get 1 small bottle. NOT enough movies choice. No control on the air over your head."
Pros: "Being 6'3" have trouble with leg room but happily surprised I had more leg room than alot of US Air lines."
Pros: "Flight attendants are great. always trying to help , with a smile while doing so."
Cons: "Delay 50 minutes waiting for connection flight 2 nd time (50%) on this trip, appears that this airline is getting bigger and disregarding schedules for $$$. Also advanced on line seating is meaningless. Internet web-sight is always a problem finding the correct pages if you have a problem no local contact listings (tel. #) in major cities they have offices in. I had a Tel. # for office in BKK, used in the past , they changed the # without even leaving a message or new #. I needed to change my departure date & because I could not contact them thru web sdite or Tel. this was not possible & missed a very important meeting in N.Y."
Pros: "IN flight attendants are great, always willing to help and with a smile."
Cons: "I can see the airline growing ans some of the perks disappearing."
Pros: "Great services."
Pros: "Everything was great: service, food, comfort, etc."
Cons: "I liked everything about this flight-- no negative feedback!"
Cons: "The cabin smelled very bad. Like sweaty clothes. Air quality not good. Also, too cold at times."
Pros: "The pilot made safe decisions for the benefit of his passengers. There was foul weather in Manila so we landed and refueled in Clark and then headed for Manila. The ride was mostly smooth considering there was turbulence. We had smooth landing. Really appreciate the pilots of this flight."
Cons: "Food service was not as expected, probably because we heard so many good things about it that when we actually had it, it was okay but not as great as one imagined it might be."
Cons: "Sick (flue/high temperature) person was allowed to board the plane. Don't allow sick people on a plane during coronavirus epidemic."
Pros: "Boarding seemed like a long time"
Pros: "Super nice"
Cons: "To give tooth brush and tooth paste for long flight."
Pros: "Yes they was super nice."
Cons: "To give tooth brush and tooth paste for the long flight."
Pros: "Ok flight, but not happy how customers are being treated in flight."
Cons: "No online check in facility via app or web Boarding passes for connecting flight weren't provided at origin. BOM-TAS Nobody attends to the host/ess call button, had to go and get water twice for my coughing wife. TAS-LHR Impolite ground crew in Tashkent. We were provided different seats in different locations for a family of 3 members. Ground crew does don't care attitude."
Pros: "I must have chosen business class ($43?) and it was very comfortable. Very short flight but still served a snack."
Cons: "Left about an hour late and took a VERY long time to get luggage after arrival."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Very hot."
Pros: "Safe flight clean airplane"
Cons: "Intertaimnet none of the tv in my row was working:-( no movie game or music for 12 hours of flight"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Planes old, and even business class seats are not very comfortable."
Pros: "Had a very comfortable flight - an overall pleasant experience! However, the food made me bloated :("
Cons: "Flight was shaky. Did not feel safe."
Pros: "The crew was amazing and super polite!!!"
Cons: "The smell on the plane from some passengers ..."
Pros: "I am satisfied with my flight to Riga, especially with reservation and booking and smooth flight."
Cons: "Lots of noise at the plane."
Pros: "Caring about passengers"
Pros: "Non-stop flight, new plane, on time, free checked bag (50 lbs), very thorough security, inexpensive. Lots of legroom and seats recline farther than most coach seats."
Cons: "It's kind of like flying the subway. No shades on the windows, very little if any A/C (people were fanning themselves over the Atlantic), lights stayed on for the entire flight, comically surly flight attendants (I gave my water to an old lady bc they wouldn't help her). Took an hour to board bc of security. Didn't recognize a single film, 4 music stations. Cheap and efficient, though."
Pros: "Food Service Flight in general"
Cons: "Huge and slow boarding line"
Pros: "Find the best prices on Tashkent flights."
Pros: "They finally have 767 with at seat screens - Riga to JFK - but most movies Russian or Uzbek with extremely poor "English" spoken oven the dialog, not subtitles which would be more enjoyable. Would also be nice to have beer for purchase."
Pros: "It was quite pleasant to fly with HY to Bangkok. The service was excellent."
Cons: "Due to extra security it took longer to get into boarding area."
Pros: "Easy flight on time, overall professional team"
Cons: "No good Entertainment and crew doesn't speak good English."
Pros: "Easy flight on time, overall professional team"
Cons: "No good Entertainment and crew doesn't speak good English."
Pros: "Pleasant non-stop JFK to Riga. Only complaint is no "at seat" screens."
Pros: "New plane, comfortable, good food and attentive crew."
Cons: "Airport in Kazakhstan is very basic - dead when you are stuck for 7 hours overnight."
Pros: "Crew was very accommodating of my needs."
Cons: "The flight left 2 hours late. This is a problem in the bigger picture of air travel. The process of boarding, the service, and actions of the crew were all great."
Pros: "Seats and crew are the best"
Cons: "Flight time, also business class was almost empty, if I received an email I would have bet for upgrade"
Cons: "Mechanical troubles caused a 2 hour delay in departure. Otherwise, the flight was good as usual."
Pros: "The thing that i could come back home"
Cons: "The attendants missed me in every serving including meal and giving out documentation forms. No idea how to skip passengers within their sight..."
Pros: "Boarding was very slow. Check in was also slow"
Pros: "I liked the time and care that they took to help those that needed assistance."
Cons: "In Tbilisi boarding was delayed and there was no information about the delay. The gate wasn’t even announced until the expected boarding time."
Pros: "TV screens on every seat"
Pros: "Friendly staff, business class upgrade."
Cons: "No priority boarding at the Lufthansa lounge."
Pros: "The plane was clean and we arrived early."
Cons: "Service of food and drinks was very disorderly."
Pros: "Excellent flight attendants and customer service"
Cons: "Informing travelers that flight was late."
Cons: "There was no personal entertainment system nor USB port for charging."
Pros: "Little snacks, USB ports, clean"
Cons: "Video and music are kinda out of date"
Cons: "Luggage didn’t arrive and it will arrive tomorrow or next day Horrible experience,flight was delayed one hour but they promised my luggage would arrive.Shame on them"
Pros: "The plane was nice."
Cons: "6 hours late. No explanation. No apology from any Air Astana employee."
Pros: "Flight was punctual. While the crew did their job, they didn't seem as friendly as usual with Air Astana."
Cons: "The Boeing 757 is a narrow cramped aircraft for such along flight. It would be good to have an aircraft with not so narrow seats, such as the A320 or A321 or B767 on longer routes. No boarding announcement at Almaty - they just opened the door and you had to "know" that it was time to board."
Pros: "I always enjoy travelling on Air Astana. There were not many people on the flight, so the crew treated us like VIPs! Flight was punctual, comfortable."
Pros: "The chairs were comfortable and the Chicken dish was delicious."
Cons: "Boarding the plane was hectic and unorganized."
Pros: "The crew was super friendly and the plane itself was nice, but the seats were uncomfortable and there was no inflight entertainment."
Cons: "Delay from Almaty to Aktau about 1hr. Other perfact"
Pros: "Price Travel Kit Relatively new aircrafts"
Cons: "I experienced the same things in both of my flights. Flight attendants did not even asked me what I wanted to drink. I have to yell them to receive their attention. They really nee some training."
Pros: "Price Travel kit"
Cons: "The flight attendants ignored me every time they serve drinks. Even when I push the button it took them 10 minutes to get there and then they forgot to bring my water. I had to ask again. There were some Kazak people in front of me, it did not even take two minutes to bring their water. I don't understand, I guess staff is afraid of speaking in English. The aircraft was old and not comfortable."
Pros: "Last half hour was through storms. I doubted we would be able to land. Not only did we land, but it was one of the smoothest set-downs I have experienced. These guys/gals know how to fly in winds."
Cons: "Absolutely full place, slow boarding."
Pros: "Every seat taken, but with a 2/2 configuration, it was fine. Didn't even have long lines for the toilet. Both landings were super smooth, and one was extremely skillfull - we had been bouncing around in a storm, and the pilot still put us down smoothly."
Cons: "Don't like boarding by bus."
Pros: "Almaty airport needs to be improved and pictures on Air Astana web are much better than real ones. Also check in counter personals are really unskilled."
Cons: "check in counters"
Pros: "Thank you for having enough legroom for someone taller. Makes life much easier"
Cons: "Weather delays, however nothing anyone can do about that"
Pros: "Flight attendants were really warm welcoming and benevolent. Food and drinks are good"
Pros: "Punctual, comfortable."
Cons: "The transfer from international to domestic flights is not well signposted. It's also odd that even though it's the same building, you have to go outside, walk some minutes and then go back inside. At that time of the year it was quite cold outside!"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Good food."
Cons: "Flight timing in the middle of the night was horrible. While the seat would have been fine for a day-time flight, it was most uncomfortable to try and sleep in for an overnight flight. What made it worse that the man sitting next to me spilled over into my area."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "No legroom or entertainment"
Pros: "Check in ok"
Cons: "Gate agent said the plane is full and dint look to change my seat but turns out a lot of seats on the plane Flight attendant said no to me to change seat but yes to another Russian speaking pessager! Overall, a bad experience with 49 minutes delayed flight!"
Pros: "It was a short flight so not much to say. Crew was attentive to passengers and polite."
Pros: "Hot towel, candy, nice flight attendants."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 3 hours. They did not even attempt to text, though they knew the flight would be delayed. When I asked the check in agents about this, they said what can they do? This is a serious lack of taking personal responsibility. What can they do? They work for the company! There are several steps they could take, but they chose to abdicate responsibility instead. Even though I'd been there for several hours and specifically asked for a window seat and been granted a window seat, during boarding, they changed my seat to a middle, which was the icing on the cake. Also, during announcements, the pilot did not even give an apology. This is poor management And I'm disappointed in Air Astana."
Pros: "Decent food. Direct flight. Good plane."
Pros: "Plenty of leg room therefore comfort on the plane. The staff were courteous and helpful."
Cons: "The selection of movies seemed on the whole dated."
Pros: "The first leg from Bangkok to Almaty was amazing. A great crew, a nice airplane and overall a nice flight in economy."
Cons: "The second leg was the total opposite. An old plane and a less than ideal flight. That airplane has to be taken out of service or upgraded. Its like we were flying on a plane that hadn't been upgraded since the day they bought it 30 years ago."
Pros: "Good ground handling staff that dealt with my special baggage requests well. Clean new plane. Pre-departure beverages even in economy class."
Cons: "No service offered. No drinks, nothing. Admittedly it was only a 35 minute flight but at least water would have been nice in-flight."
Cons: "No individual screens for movies for an Intl flight. I'd be better to fly Turkish Air instead"
Pros: "Ground crew in Bishkek are consistently excellent."
Pros: "All flights were on time! Thanks for that"
Cons: "Entertaining programs radio music is boring"
Pros: "Welcome crew"
Cons: "Poor aircraft, very small seats and no entertainment"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Business Class Lounge in Almaty is a joke,,,and if your flying Air Astana it's even more of a joke as you have to pay for anything you eat or drink. If you have other options avoid Almaty and Air Astana at all cost. This is the first Business Class lounge I've ever seen without Wi Fi ."
Pros: "I enjoyed everything about my experience. We had an on-time departure and smooth arrival into my destination. Boarding was seamless and efficient. The crew were very pleasant and professional. And the meal service and in-flight entertainment were more that I could have asked for. Excellent experience."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "I just hate leather seats on airplanes"
Pros: "I always choose this flight since it coincides with my planned domestic connecting flight."
Cons: "No seat entertainment. Public display or monitor for viewing flops down from above and strategically situated only. You cannot choose an entertainment."
Cons: "The transfer between flights at Astana was an absolute shambles and I nearly missed my connecting flight. None of he Air Astana staff at Astana airport were helpful or tried to help in the transfer process and different staff gave me conflicting instructions. This added a great deal of stress. For this reason, although all other aspects of Air Astana were great, the poor transfer process at Astana really let them down.and would make me think twice before flying with them again."
Pros: "Awesome food. Comfortable seats. Nice crew"
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: "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: "Not too long of a flight. Clean toilets and nice smelling soap and lotion. Decent entertainment selection."
Cons: "I was disappointed that the two female flight attendants on my side (seats A&B) did not come across friendly, and any request appeared to be a bother. At one point I requested bread and butter, the flight attendant seemed annoyed and said if she can find some, and never came back to me. I went to the galley, where a male flight attendant was working on something. I requested some bread and butter from him, was met with s smile, and was able to locate a roll and butter for me in under a min. Please note, I do not think this was a gender issues, it just happens to be the situation with this case, and I specified it as I do not know the names of the flight attendants, but the airline should be able to identify who was working the different sections."
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."
Pros: "The route"
Cons: "No one gave me water even if I asked, nobody came to me to ask my problem"
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: "Generally efficient and comfortable."
Cons: "Leg room seemed a bit tight and the food didn't seem fresh."
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Lack of air conditioning made it hard to breathe coupled with cramp seating made it unbearable"
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: "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."
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."
Pros: "Every thing was ok"
Pros: "Traveling business class makes all the difference, as it should. Trolley service lets one see and choose a meal. Attendants were very nice and helpful. Also, the Turkish Air Lounge in Istanbul is incredible and almost worth a destination in its own right."
Cons: "Great service and on time all the way"
Pros: "Great flight, crew and experience."
Cons: "Breakfast selection was a bit subpar"
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)."
Pros: "The flight attendants were lovely, they worked smoothly and did their best to manage an unpleasant situation. The facilities are also excellent, and as always, the fresh flowers and hand lotion and such in the toilets was a nice touch."
Cons: "The food was not up to standard this flight, mostly passable, but our pasta inexplicably tasted chlorinated, as if the noodles had ben boiled in pool water. It's a mild complaint, though. Plane food isn't always sterling. The true problem, unfortunately, was in the form of other passengers. Despite having an excess of available space to stretch out, our seats were surrounded by utterly out-of-control children. Crying babies is understandable, it can't be helped, but if your children are running up and down the aisles [including during the landing], sitting on other passengers [myself in particular], and lying down in the aisle to sleep [and the flight attendant had to ask multiple people whose child that one was because no one wanted to own up, apparently] they have no business being on a plane. I don't even care about the annoyance at this point, their behaviour was inherently unsafe and the parents just didn't care."
Pros: "Quality experience all the way around. Thank you for city tour of Istanbul during layover. Outstanding touch!"
Cons: "Food was average"
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: "As usual on Turkish Airlines, the crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The entertainment system on the plane was not working. They woke people up to give us dinner at 1:00 am (Almaty time) and again for breakfast more than 2 hours before the flight ended. Let people sleep!!"
Pros: "Everything was excellent :)"
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: "Movie choices plentiful"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for almost an hour while passengers were on board the airplane."
Pros: "Crew and food were great."
Cons: "Seats handles were too low--could never sit fully upright and rest my arms. Not a comfortable flight."
Cons: "The flight was late by over 2 hours and we missed our onward flight to San Francisco. At Istanbul, Ataturk Airport, Turkish Airline did not provide a Visa although they gave hotel and boarding passes for next days flight. At Istanbul, Ataturk airport it was a nightmare for us, as senior citizens. Why should we buy the Visa when the flight was delayed which is no fault of ours. Of the 4 automatic e-visa machines onlyEv 1 was working and there was a long queue. In between the machine stopped working for a long time and no one was there to assist or restart. They gave our boarding passes for the next days flight and their responsibility was over. We had to wait for over an hour to get the hotel. Overall it was a bad experience."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Pros: "awesome services and food"
Cons: "food services time"
Pros: "Great service, amazing food. A lesson to be learned by the American carriers'"
Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "egyptair flight 985 no space between sets no social distancing very bad not comfortable flight"
Cons: "Neither departure terminal nor gate was displaying in the application even while refreshing it continuously. The information was available in schiphol airport website 3.5 hours before take-off time."
Pros: "Not bad"
Cons: "Over all is ok"
Cons: "Food wasn’t that good and there could have been better entertainment options (more movies, TV shows). Internet was terrible."
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "The comfort, the plan was old and seat were not comfortable"
Pros: "Seat very comfortable and service was excellent"
Cons: "The quality of the sound and image of the movie was not good"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly"
Cons: "The airplane was too old and uncomfortable"
Pros: "On-time arrival, direct flight"
Cons: "Poor in-flight service. They said they would give out a snack before landing but never did. If you want a drink other than at meals, you have to go get it yourself."
Pros: "The seat, the space, the crew and the window"
Cons: "For the food, not all of the people eating eggs.. some of them vomit because of it."
Pros: "Service was great"
Pros: "Our flight got delayed for 3 hours and they where ri rude to us"
Pros: "Lenient on the luggage allowance but human relations need to"
Cons: "Very bad service in the plane . Crew we’re extremely rude and no manors"
Pros: "Delivering of luggage"
Pros: "Sericve level on the plane and staff attitude and addition new brand plane 787"
Cons: "Departure on time"
Pros: "Plane in good condition"
Cons: "Seats are tight"
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Entertainment Luggage claim Food"
Cons: "Egypt Air provided lounge access for only 3 hours of a 7 hour layover"
Pros: "Crew was nice and basic service was provided."
Cons: "There was no entertainment on the flight. No screen per person."
Cons: "Very old planes. Poor cleanliness"
Cons: "Delayed 16 hours and counting. 300 passengers brought to a hotel and given little to no information. Only 2 egyptair staff members for all 300+ passengers."
Pros: "There is nothing I like when I travel with egypt air we lost our bag and finally they find it after 9 hours Really bad experience with egypt air"
Cons: "They need to really understand the difference betweeen the business and economy ppl pay extra to feel comfort and have a priority boarding but in EGYPTAIR business and economy is the same no difference"
Pros: "The aircraft was a fairly new 737-800 ,nice and clean interior . The passenger entertainment system was very nice with USB charging at every screen,with brightness and volume controls. Inflight service was beverages , followed by hot meal ( 2 choices Chix or Beef ) hot beverages post meal followed by another beverage service pre landing."
Cons: "Because the Egyptians like it hot. The cabin temperature was really hot and the leather seats didn't help . It seemed like they did not have all the air pacts on .Very little airflow at the individual air vents. They prepare the cabin for landing way to early and you must have the window shades up which is painful with the hot sun beating on you through the window ( safety card is only so big)"
Cons: "Chaotic boarding. Rude crew. Cramped seating in n outdated plane."
Cons: "Chaotic boarding. Rude crew. Cramped seating in n outdated plane. Repearing things in Arabic to someone who doesn’t understand doesn’t male it easier to understand."
Pros: "Being done."
Cons: "Being thirsty."
Cons: "Cabin Crew are not helpful, less smiling when serving. Captain did not give information during flight."
Pros: "Direct flight, nice crew and professional pilot, didn’t feel the plane touching the ground while landing"
Cons: "Definitely not cheap flight ;) Food is no good , bathrooms were not clean and flight crew refused to clean it !!!"
Pros: "The flight is on time"
Cons: "their food is very nasty"
Cons: "This flight was an hour behind schedule and I appreciate it when flights are on time."
Pros: "This flight was on time and the in-flight service was really nice. I really appreciate it when Egypt Air flights are on time. Thank you."
Pros: "Good seats reasonable service and chk in was easy , food is excellent."
Cons: "Very noisy ."
Cons: "Everything is bad, food is horrible, tea is cold, AC is not cold and not serving even water for 2 hours since the take off. When arrived we got transported to terminal in old bus after waiting long time for the bus to return from taking the first patch of passengers."
Pros: "Entertainment selection was decent, I was especially impressed by the very wide variety of music to listen to. The crew were very friendly, helpful and attentive. The plane was clean and presentable, especially the lavatories. The seats were comfortable and the blankets provided worked well too."
Cons: "Food was bland and the chicken dish was dry and difficult to chew. Movie selection on the entertainment system was mediocre, with limited variety of films in general and especially limited variety in languages other than English and Arabic. A problem which I encountered on board was a big gap between the ventilation panel at the base of the wall and the flooring, through which the dessert of my meal fell and which presented the risk of losing further items. I hope this is fixed promptly."
Pros: "The hotel and the food"
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "The same problem I see with Egyptair company, Flight attendants need to learn some manners how to deal with guests, and most importantly LEARN ENGLISH. These are just waitresses brought straight from some Bus company or Train company."
Pros: "The Egypt Air personnel were all outstanding. From Check-In through-out the flight, they were pleasant and helpful and professional."
Pros: "We arrived safely."
Cons: "The plane was dirty and so cramped. The food was bad. The flight attendants were frustrated and angry. No internet options. The tv shows and movies were all old and there wasn’t very many options at all. Connecting in Cairo was complete chaos and so exhausting."
Pros: "There was nothing special about this flight"
Cons: "The plane was old and not very clean. No personal tv for a 5+ hour international flight. baggage took almost 1 hour after landing. Overall I’m not impressed at all and have flown on much better airlines."
Cons: "Ran out of chicken meal"
Pros: "The timing is so accurate as well they were so fast getting everything done."
Cons: "Most of the crew are really professional but few were little bit aggressive."
Pros: "The crew was great. Very helpful and friendly."
Pros: "Thé smiling and helpful flight attendant"
Cons: "The kind of movie"
Pros: "Very comfortable 2-2 configuration of aircraft. Short flight with no hasstle once you board. Only convenient nonstop option between Cairo and Tel Aviv. Plane half empty. Ontime arrival."
Cons: "Not possible to print boarding pass, even at Luxor airport counter from where we originated, which means we could not use transfer service at Cairo and has to que again for all security and checkin lines. I checked in online but airline changed our seating without telling us. Egypt Air created this airline only for flights to Tel Aviv, so difficult to find checkin counters. One feels they don’t encourage people to take the flight."
Pros: "Service in the plan excellent & good entertainment"
Cons: "Service in the ground so pad from custom & the economy class bag come before the business class & all bags almost with business class from kuwait to cairo"
Cons: "تاخير اكثر من 3 ساعات"
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