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Cheapest flight

AED 7

Average price (return flight)

AED 1,433

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AED 929

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AED 462
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Qatar AirwaysOverall score based on 11342 reviews
8.3Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.6Crew
8.3Entertainment
8.0Food
Airline reviews

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I had an exchange ticket from Qatar airways, which meant I had the boarding pass for the Alaska airways flight. It took 40 minutes to get me and another passenger onto the flight because it didn’t have us listed as a passenger on the flight.

Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "crew was nice and helpful"
Cons: "food quality needs to be better food quantity needs to be increased slightly food options need to be better entertainment system was ok but content was mediocre."
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time. Children aboard did not cry !uch."
Pros: "Amazing crew, new planes"
Cons: "Food can be adjusted to the cuisine of the destination."
Pros: "Flight not full, so space to move. Great service"
Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "They claimed they have free WiFi, but this is not true. Passengers has to pay if they want access to WiFi. Uncomfortable sitting and you cannot adjust it to a comfortable level. Crew keeps demanding sit need to be upright."
Pros: "great entertainment system friendly staff"
Cons: "very cramped flight, even when just partially full light food for an 8 hour flight"
Pros: "Fast"
Cons: "There were no food choice when the cabin crew reach my seat all run out"
Pros: "Business class was wonderful liked pjs, food, seating. Etc"
Cons: "Crew left a small amount of champagn in a glass which fell on me when I was asleep. Crew only offered first meal after that did not offer food only when I requested it. Limited gluten/ dairy free options"
Cons: "The flight+all Qater air Way services was canceled but I didn't receive any message or update from kayak. So stressful and bad expiarence."
Cons: "I was charged a insanly high fee for my luggage that was almost twice the price of my original flight ticket purchase. the agent offered no resolution for the confusion in their web descriptions for baggage allowance. This must happen to customers frequently because the wording is not clear. i was very upset and due to this i will NOT fly this airline again. i was charged the price of a first call flight in total for economy service. NOT GOOD"
Pros: "No flight No refund"
Pros: "Wonderful Experience with Qatar airways, as always."
Cons: "Leg room is tight, as it's with other economy airlines. Aside from that, there is really nothing to complain about."
Pros: "Very friendly online travel booking portal. I like it"
Pros: "Craft"
Cons: "Food and behaviour of hostess serving in our line I.e. Seat 34 b & 34c"
Cons: "Transit time was too close with my connection"
Pros: "Every things"
Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Cons: "There was a rude counter staff when we checked in in Singapore."
Pros: "Always exciting heading into Hamad intl Apt."
Cons: "Small plane heading back into Doha from Dubai. Please change to dreamlimer for the roundtrip. Also, yes we get it, its a short flight. But not all of us are good at making conversation with strangers. You have a quality name, keep with the program" give out headsets, they cost nothing to make in China!"
Pros: "food was good"
Cons: "all my flights were delayed"
Pros: "Nothing, no one was helpful at all."
Cons: "I arrived to the airport 2 hours prior to my departure to find out that my booking was cancelled. I never received a notification or nothing. I purchased a multi-trip and failed to used the ticket I purchased because I had to leave Qatar early since the person I was staying with was disorganized and flew out the country. I then purchased a different ticket with another airline because it was cheaper. Since I did that, they cancelled my whole trip. HOW? And I payed for a service I clearly didn't receive. As a result, stranded, I had to pay an additional $1,125 for a one way ticket home - more than my original round trip multi flight purchase."
Pros: "It was a short flight, so no problems"
Pros: "Awesome staff, super delicious food. Missed the flight, but airlines covered stay in Hotel in Doha. So we hot extra vacation day In Qatar with nice food and stay in a country we have never been"
Cons: "We have missed connecting flight from Doha to Oslo because of bad weather and had to stay in Doha, Qatar for 16hours. But airline took care of all passengers, organized 5*hotel in heart of Doha with luxurious food in the hotel restaurant"
Pros: "Wonderful services"
Cons: "Nothing bad to say"
Pros: "Quick, easy boarding and nice crew with professionalism."
Cons: "Food wasn't great, but edible. No options for a vegan who didn't choose a vegan meal as the flight was booked last minute. Unhealthy food all around."
Pros: "Crew"
Pros: "Flight attendants are helpful from Doha to New York."
Cons: "Take the bus from the plane to the terminal in Doha. It was a hassle .from Doha to Dhaka was 3hours delayed without a notice."
Pros: "Quick boarding, semi- spacious seats, decent snack food"
Cons: "Not much to dislike, but I still will NEVER fly Qatar again."
Pros: "Everything was good ... we were on time .. no delay so .. perfect !"
Pros: "New airplane. Friendly air hostesses and top notch service.. British Airways can say goodbye to my money"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The food was perfect"
Cons: "Chicken sandwich was not good"
Pros: "Truly give star service for business class"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and accommodating. The seats were comfortable and there was good leg space. There was a good selection of movies and shows to watch. The food wasn't bad either."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. Food was top notch, and, in business class, served to order anytime. The seats were comfortable and the supplied noise cancelling headphones were great. Pillow, blanket and pajamas supplied were all nice quality. Restrooms kept spotless through a very long flight. Best business class I have experienced on any airline."
Cons: "The one glitch was the entertainment system, which froze several times and needed to be re-booted."
Cons: "Seats very cramped, food was horrible glad I brought my own, passenger lights didn't work on whole row on a 13 hr flight. The tv on both flight cut out during middle of movie"
Pros: "Staff was very courteous overall service excellent"
Cons: "Seating... our seating was changed so we did not sit how we would like"
Pros: "I miss the flight beacous of the gate agent the don't now what the doing I was coming from Washington to Dubai I just need to transfer my bags to this flight and the say ohh we canot do that it was unprofessional people I'm sorry so I book another flight from Dubai to Baghdad"
Pros: "The food was great and so was the staff. The plane was clean and spacious."
Pros: "Crew polite and efficient."
Cons: "Boarding process non-existent. Huge queue of 80+ people. Seats average comfort. Food bland. No entertainment other than on the overhead displays. Will avoid flying with this type of plane / flight."
Pros: "Almost every thing except TSA searching"
Cons: "TSA part"
Pros: "The business class was okay and food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment choice not as vast as Emirates that I always experienced"
Pros: "The flights were on time"
Pros: "The crew and food were excellent! Great pilot also."
Cons: "Seats were too small and not very cushion for your bottom. Also 3 out of my 4 flights with Qatar were delayed 20-45 minutes after everyone was boarded. Person in front of me 2 of 4 flights had their seat reclined which gave me no room what so ever. It made eating and watching tv uncomfortable."
Pros: "about average"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I made a request in order to change the meal for my daughter and even when I got an email confirming the change, it never happens and nobody from the counter can give me a proper answer and a solution and she had to take the normal meal."
Pros: "The service, the crew"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, if you like who is next to you"
Cons: "Food was the same going to Dubai and coming back, so if traveler didn't like it then too bad, will be starving both ways."
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Was perfect"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "This was the worst airline I have flown with. I booked my tickets last minute, it was for me and my 4 month old son. I had 3 suitcases a stroller and 2 carryons. I had paid for the suitcases, but because I was traveling alone I went there with my husband and he politely asked if they could please take the carryons on the plane because she can’t carry everything by herself. The manager came out and said that we have to pay. I said I already paid extra for my suitcases please help us because my wife is carrying our son, the diaper bag and 2 carryons. He was rude stating that we have to pay each carryon. We didn’t have the extra money and my wife took everything with her. If that’s how Turkish Airline treats their customers, they shouldn’t be operating. It was the last time I use this airline. No dignity or humanity, it’s all only about the money. And when I took the stroller with my son. They made me package the stroller by myself looking that I had my son on me crying and when I asked for help they said that they can’t help me... unbelievable... they see me with 2 carryons a stroller and a baby and they can’t help me."
Pros: "All was really good"
Cons: "Long lines ( about 40 min) to get into transfer zone at the airport. I guess this is not aircompanu fault, but airport."
Pros: "Great helpful staff, nice cabin layout with lots of space to sleep, excellent food, free internet, Live TV - what else could you ask for."
Cons: "There was nothing really to dislike here."
Pros: "I love the food❤️"
Cons: "2 hours delayed"
Pros: "Leg room was OK"
Cons: "No alcohol service, cabin lights not dimmed seeing it was a late night flight."
Pros: "Excellent service. Very tasty food."
Cons: "Too many voice announcements, interfering with the entertainments system."
Pros: "Food and service in business class were splendid."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing!"
Pros: "The service"
Cons: "No entertainment. Late boarding."
Pros: "Food as per.always was.great and choice of entertainment also good."
Cons: "Bording was delayed because of inbound flight delays."
Pros: "I loved the customer service and the staff are ever so friendly. Always smiling and making sure we are ok. Polite and helpful."
Pros: "Crew was very kind"
Cons: "Food was terrible. Far from what usually TK is expected to offer on an short international flight"
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Movies are not very new, i was asked to clear security again at istanbul gate after going to bathroom but i guess that makes me feel safe even though was inconvenient"
Pros: "Nothing much to shout about this flight. It got there safely?"
Cons: "At 31" the pitch is terrible for a tall guy like myself. The screen was old and unresponsive, and there wasn't even a pleasant crew to supplement. How it won Best European Airline befuddles me."
Pros: "The food was quite good"
Cons: "The new type of aircraft - less room between seats, entertainment system was poor, online check in didn't work, when I got to the airport I was sent away for an hour - was unable to get my prefered seat (window) by the time I had returned."
Pros: "Infinitely superior to BA on the London to Istanbul route , in economy but especially so in business. Great entertainment whilst BA have non. Also full service meals in economy whereas BA make you pay on boatd"
Pros: "Overall it was ok. I enjoyed the leg space."
Cons: "I suppose it's just a matter of different manners"
Pros: "kayak was poop for help for me."
Cons: "The flight from BTV to JKF was cancelled day of departure, within a mere 4 hours of take-off. I only received an email.... This, in turn, caused a domino effect for the remainder of my flights and travel plans. I had to PURCHASE brand new tickets and go through a refunding debacle, not through Kayak but another third party whom actually held the tickets. FIASCO is the word! Kayak did not even recognize the cancellation and continued to try and check me in to flights i was not on. Such a headache.. I will not be using this service in the future"
Pros: "Efficient and clean with decent size seats but not to the standards of the MIddle eastern airlines. Good if compared to a intra-europe flight."
Cons: "Seats we’re tight and not what’s expected these days for a night flight over three hours Internationally."
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "The boarding process was not orderly"
Pros: "Excellent customer service, crew always helpful and glad to please."
Cons: "Atatürk airport link too confusing and decreased my flight experience"
Pros: "Excellent service by good mood personal and cabine crew. I enjoyed the short flight."
Cons: "The 2 flights were delayed, I went to my work late Both bags were broken"
Pros: "The food is great and so is the entertainment system."
Cons: "Unfortunately the aircon didn't work properly before takeoff in Singapore. The plane only cooled down when it was in the air."
Cons: "I had my flight from London to Istanbul delayed and because I had connection flight in Istanbul to Russia they had to change my flight for the next day . That ruined my whole holidays and I had to go all the way home from Gatwick airport and next morning going again to Heathrow airport. No transfer or taxi was provided and No single apology from the staff or company . Very disappointed with Turkish airlines !"
Pros: "The counter in Kuwait was very kindly with my because I have disabled boy"
Cons: "The passport office was very rood with us as we famliy not allowed us to pass and he just allowed the disabled boy with other one only"
Pros: "Short flight-everything fine. Great plane."
Cons: "Having to pay for internet if you want to use it. The way Israelis queue at the airport, leaving no room between you and them...too much pressure. Strange 'breakfast"."
Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "They lost one of our bags."
Pros: "I was upgraded to buisnes class :)"
Cons: "Every thing was ok"
Pros: "Start from online checking, baggage dropped and boarding flight is a hidden tradition of high class hospitality experience. My first time ever to use Turkish airlines succeeded my expectations. food is great, the onboard seat is comfortable and the crews they're wonderful."
Cons: "Quietness and simplicity looks of high quality of crews presentation is a high class professional experience."
Pros: "Crew members were nice People were good at check in as well"
Cons: "It was ok but room to improve everywhere It's matter of process where it may help to choose international standards rather than follow ones preferences"
Pros: "Entertainment System, Food"
Cons: "Leg Space, Airplane Space, Staff, 1 Hour Delay for no reason"
Pros: "I love everything about this airline. I'm a fanboy of Turkish airlines every time. Great in cabin entertainment, great service, always awesome aircrafts."
Cons: "i had asked for an aisle seat and ended up on seat 7C which is the one that is next to the seat where the stewardess sits down. I wouldn't have minded at all but my seat and the one next to it didnt recline anywhere near as much as every other seat in the whole airplane. It was really uncomfortable for me and the person who was seating next to me. Hopefully this will be the last time i get stuck in that kind of seat."
Pros: "Everything, it's just straightforward and good, the only thing I don't like it's no direct flights from my local airport, but if I have to go via Istanbul then Turkish airlines it's my preferred carrier."
Pros: "Add good airline to Atlanta to eu"
Cons: "I asked the website to change the destination. The reply came 12 hours before the flight. I couldn't wait so i took another flight and paid for another ticket."
Cons: "Delay in receiving luggage ,"
Pros: "I paid for WiFi but the service didn't work perfectly, I wanted to switch device,which you have to logout first. The button didn't work"
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Pros: "Excellent carrier, modern planes and good food on board Also on european flight a proper meal and inflight entertainment"
Pros: "فى رحلة الذهاب فقدنا شنطة وكان الفطور جدا ضعيف لأ يلق بطيران وصلنا مطار اسطنبول تعامل سيئ جدا من الموظفين. هناك مشكلة في الدولة صحيح لاكن تعامل جدا سيء"
Pros: "Crew was courteous and helpful. In flight entertainment was great, wide selection of movies and games to keep people occupied."
Cons: "Seats can be bit squeezy and uncomfortable, wifi onboard only for business class. Food need to have more variety."
Pros: "Comfort Movie Selection Friendly Hostess Thoughtfulness"
Cons: "None"
Cons: "Seat was small and squeezy. More variety for food needed."
Pros: "Very professional and forthcoming crew, nice food, good choice of entertainment."
Cons: "A bit older plane with very weak (invisible in light) entertainment system monitors, yet clean and well maintained."
Pros: "The boarding was quickly. The crew very kindly"
Cons: "The seat are small. The food has a lot of salt and bread."
Pros: "Food was excellent. Vegetarian meal remembered. Service was good, pleasant crew. Good selection of films."
Cons: "Late depature. Seats not that comfortable. Headphones are really bad quality. Touch screen difficult to use (not very responsive to touch)."
Pros: "Check-in counter staff"
Cons: "boarding process"
Pros: "Tv and food also attendants"
Cons: "Nothing special"
Pros: "Everything apart from the un-explained wait in the boarding region."
Cons: "We stood at the boarding gate for nearly an hour....otherwise no complaints."
Pros: "Timely, clean, friendly efficient crew, food"
Cons: "Less pressure during boarding"
Pros: "Terrible rude counter staff"
Cons: "They dont care about customers at all"
Pros: "They were very accommodating"
Cons: "Better selection of movies"
Pros: "Helpful and pleasant crew, comfortable sits, good choice and quality of food and drinks, even of short flights"
Cons: "Great crew"
Cons: "You give a short follow-up flight. It is impossible to get the flight. You do not update the distance from gate D to gate F I got stuck in the field until the next day without the suitcase and all the people I had arranged with them in Shanghei I could not meet You should be ashamed"
Pros: "Friendly staff tasty food great entertainment new plane"
Pros: "Punctuality, food and drinks, friendly crew, safety"
Pros: "Meals were served and they were good"
Cons: "Commode in restroom waa way too small. The layover in Moscow was too long."
Cons: "The sound in earphones was poor not allowing to enjoy movies/ music."
Pros: "Crew, food, service, entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding too long. Also, deboarding."
Cons: "Nuevamente malo el tiempo de check in. Nos dijeron que no podían chequearlos porque el vuelo era más tarde. Luego otra persona dijo que ya se podía y la siguiente que no. Una desorganización total"
Pros: "-quick and easy"
Pros: "that they have gifts to the kids that was very nice of them"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Aeroflot detained my baggage (8 hours)"
Pros: "Everything was ok"
Pros: "everything went smoothly"
Cons: "no wine was served even though the menu says it should be available"
Cons: "Old/poor entertainment system. The crew was rude pre-departure, and were not very clear/didn’t speak English very well. The food was ok, but very bad on the Moscow- Hanoi portion"
Pros: "No"
Cons: "Passengers were left for international transit"
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "The entertainment system didn't work at all. Many of the seats were without entertainment system. The crew was not nice at all"
Pros: "Comfortable, friendly staff"
Cons: "My monitor for in flight entertainment was broken. My flight was 13 hours and attendants were unable but to solve the issue."
Pros: "Boarding was On-time and we arrived 15min earlier"
Cons: "Space in economy seats is really poor Time for passport control when arrive in Sheremetyevo, is extremely long"
Pros: "good flight q"
Cons: "n/a"
Pros: "The crew were excellent and really cared, much more than the US airlines that I travel by. Entertainment was not exsisted on this flight of nearly 4 hours."
Cons: "The crew. The food"
Pros: "Great short trip!"
Pros: "great"
Pros: "Seats on this flight were much more comfortable."
Cons: "We sat on the runway for a very long time due to "passenger removal" - ? We did not know quite what that meant, and we were very late arriving in Istanbul."
Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Entertainment system was not working properly, crew weren't able to fix it. Offered to change seets ( can not do that - was traveling together) They forgot my laggage in Moscow, people in JFK terminal was slow and I was waiting for any help for at least 20 Minutes ..."
Cons: "No vegetarian food options Boarding was delayed but no announcement was made"
Pros: "Food was ok."
Cons: "They should not expect every white person to speak Russia. They should not get offended when we don't understand and reply in English either! Cold war is over people!"
Pros: "Always on time"
Pros: "the seat space, the aircraft."
Cons: "the often messages on the speaker"
Cons: "I got woken up for food"
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "No english speaking staff. No english speaking instructions. No lotion in bathroom. Veg Food was poor. Poor service . No choice of have to drinks such as ginger ale. No pretzels given. air quality was poor in plane"
Pros: "Flight was fine."
Cons: "The ticket purchase experience was horrific and took over 6 hours to get a confirmation after 5 phone calls and one price hike. alex vlasov 347-244-2516 avlasov@gmail.com"
Pros: "We were served a hot meal even though it was only a three hour flight. The plane was quite empty at the back so we were able to move to uncrowded seating, which was helpful. Altogether a good flight."
Pros: "The flight was on time and flight attendants were up to the highest level. Good experience."
Cons: "The boarding crew people were non professional. When I approached them they made every effort not to make eye contact with me. I had to interrupt their not business related conversation to ask my question how to collect miles for this flight to my frequent fliers program, they advised me to serf internet. In civilized word this suppose to be done on the spot."
Pros: "Great flight, comfortable, much better then I thought it would be! Would fly with them again."
Cons: "When I booked was given 2 free suitcases BUT when I got to airport was only allowed one and charged an extra $100."
Cons: "For some reason, they decided we had order vegetarian food. That from Shanghai to Moscow was quite spicey. We could eat it, but it might be too hot for some Western palates."
Pros: "Staff, comfort, food"
Pros: "staff was nice"
Cons: "no in flight entertainment"
Pros: "Crew is nice. Helpful. Vegetarian food food was okay. Flight left at reasonable delay. Price is good."
Cons: "Seats are VERY VERY uncomfortable. Narrow seats. Shallow seat.. No space in front. Screen too close to face. Many magazines."
Pros: "Exelent plane. Comfterble and fool with entertament"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "Almost everything from check-in, boarding, flight delays, and arrival was poorly planned and delayed."
Pros: "The service was good and courteous, the food was, surprisingly, pretty good."
Cons: "The leg space is way too crammed. I'm not overly tall, ~6', but my legs actually were pined by the seat in front once it reclined."
Pros: "suprised new planes greatt stafff"
Pros: "Entertainment was great, two meals quite good (for airplane food), I have absolutely no complain. Flying from Moscow to Hong Kong."
Pros: "Once we started boarding everything went fairly swiftly"
Cons: "I'm not sure why it took so long to the board, but there seem to be a delay and boarding and everyone was crowded around the front wondering what was going on."
Pros: "Great service Nice staff Mostly comfortable Cheap!"
Cons: "The TVs didn't work properly and lag a lot. Food was average but offered several meals which was cool"
Pros: "Crew was very nice. Everything was lovely."
Cons: "It took a very long time to get my credit card processed for extra luggage. Then flight was delayed."
Cons: "The plane was old and so small, it wasn’t comfortable at all"
Pros: "Time was respected"
Cons: "Having a stop of 17 hours would require to have an accommodation for rest, but unavailable!"
Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "Business class is very basic. Flatbed seats, but they are side by side, like economy. So if you have a window or center seat, you have to climb over someone to get out to use the bathroom. Very annoying, especially for the person being climbed over."
Pros: "The flights were very good, friendly and professional. Planes were clean and seems to be well maintained for the passengers"
Cons: "Only issue I had was a 5 hour layover in Cairo, not long enough to explore so just sitting in the airport, and there is no wifi available in the airport, even at Starbucks nothing. Apparently an airport rule, but it sucks with a long layover."
Pros: "Crew did their job perfectly. Not particularly warm and friendly, but they are paid to be attentive, not my friend, so I can't complain! Flight was smooth, and quick, meal was pretty good."
Cons: "Not charger ports, or entertainment of any kind."
Pros: "Stuff was professional"
Cons: "1 1/2 hour delay out of EBB meant missing the connecting flight -- not uncommon apparently. No one was available at the transfer desk in Cairo for over an hour. The alternative through Rome & onwards put us into Munich in late evening."
Pros: "The best trip in everything"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Our flight got delayed for 3 hours and they where ri rude to us"
Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "Food can be better"
Pros: "All about this trip was excellent"
Cons: "Captain and crew where rude and the captain almost lost control of the plane as we were landing."
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes"
Pros: "NA"
Cons: "The crew was horrible I will never take Egypt sort again. Flight attended spilled hot tea on me and didn’t even apologize, I acknowledge it was both our fault but at least he could of provided a napki g so I could dry off. Horrible I will never recommend this airline"
Pros: "Enough room to sit comfortably in."
Cons: "Bathrooms were so dirty by the end of the trip. The toothpaste they gave us was so dried out, you couldn’t even break the seal on it. The ear plugs they gave out were useless. The entertainment had no movies or TV shows I liked. There was a guy next to me who overflowed his seat over into mine."
Pros: "There were bedbugs on my seat"
Cons: "Higiene"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Crew and service are more than excellent , on time boarding and landing. Medhat"
Cons: "The plan is totally empty even most of the seat on line booking they are occupied and not available if you want to change your seat, is there any reason for that? thank you"
Cons: "Actually I didn’t fly as I didn’t receive the confirmation email or the ticket and I had to call vayama who informed me that they don’t have any records for my booking although my credit card was authorized for the amount !! I had to do another booking fire test with the airlines due to limited time before departure!"
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Flight delayed... Tight seats"
Pros: "The seat was comfortable the boarding crew was so helpful"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Cons: "TV screens were blurry and not working."
Pros: "Good price. Direct flight. Decent food."
Cons: "Offer more frequent complimentary drinks. Staff talking too loudly at back of plane while passengers trying to sleep."
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "Didn't like anything"
Cons: "Old aircraft, rude crew, terrible food and by far the worst in-flight entertainment"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, clean, very smooth takeoff and landing"
Cons: "Signs are not very visable at airport"
Pros: "I’m sitting at Buisness which I usually do !!!"
Cons: "Wish they renew the cabin knoiwngvthat in even in business but it is so old and food is v avarage also the service is v avarage even they don’t offer you before flight any drinks !!!!!"
Pros: "Comfortable flight, good food"
Cons: "Delays in boarding, unorganized, some grumpy staff"
Pros: "Cheap flight. Boarding was quick and thats about the only thing good."
Cons: "No Wifi, no alcohol, and food was terrible."
Cons: "Buy it From you by price and checkout by other price more than your price don’t know why are you know that"
Pros: "People"
Cons: "none"
Pros: "Lost my connection"
Cons: "Nwver on time"
Pros: "Thanks EGYPTAIR"
Pros: "Food was okay and it's commendable that the airline offered hotel rooms for passengers with long layover."
Cons: "The plane should be at least clean. Sat close to the window twice and it was dirty with some weird stuff. The seat beat was also dirty."
Pros: "Appreciate the breakfast that was served."
Cons: "Boarding process can be improved."
Cons: "Boarding on desk was so bad , they forced ne to put my handbag on bagage and prevent my to take on board ,, also to pay lot of money"
Cons: "the cancellation of my return flight right after we boarded the flight. Had to change the return date without compensation from the airline for the hotel and food during the extra days they forced us to stay. we then had to push the return flight forward, trying to find a direct flight and good timing."
Cons: "The pilot was most defnitely smoking, air was circulated in the cabin."
Pros: "Crew was Excellent Food was great Seat was very comfort I will keep flying Egypt Air and i recmmend it strongly. Weight allowance so generous especially for frequent flyer Gold memebr and above."
Cons: "Entertainment needs more enhancement"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delay 2 hours"
Cons: "My daughter was traveling from Antalya to Cairo via Istanbul, her bag was missed in Cairo airport, we checked the system and we found that the bag was loaded from Antalya airport. She was in honeymoon trip and has many valuable items in her bag."
Cons: "Lots of security checks with no solid standards"
Pros: "Service was great"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Good space. Reasonably modern plane. Could recharge my phone easily. Good selection of movies."
Cons: "The meal was served too late."
Pros: "I did not board the flight to Chicago reservation was wrong (operated by Egypt air ) both airlines denied me I bought another ticket from Lufthansa for$660. I spent two days in hotels. I arrived Chicago Monday noon. I missed two days of work. Please I need refund for my money $837 My name :Mahmoud Helal 15705 brassie court #2s Orland park Il 60462"
Pros: "This was a return flight from Cairo to Washington. I called the Cairo office multiple times to add a pet to my ticket. I couldn't check in online and when I called to ask they said that's because I'm making changes (pet) that's why I can't do it and I should do it at airport.. I'm Cairo airport the check point is as soon as you get thru the main door.. Waited in line for check in only to find that all 4 tickets (me and 3 kids) were cancelled and that we had to go outside again to the reservation office (had to go thru check point again) to reissue the tickets. They didn't even appologize for their mistake and they blamed the travel agency.. Very unprofessional and irresponsible people."
Pros: "Terrible food. Barely any entertainment in English at least."
Pros: "Plane and flight were fine for economy class."
Cons: "Cairo airport very unfriendly to get out of. Two security points and they don't make it clear what you do at each, or in between. Especially for a checked bag. Unboard crew just hands/tosses things at you. But are helpful when passing things out."

The flight was a transit and I had my boarding pass from the departure. I have talked to the check in person to set me up close to my family seats and ended up with my wife in one seat, 3 years old son in different seat and myself on different seat. very disappointing and overwhelming.

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

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

Cons: "Pillows for everyone and warmer temperature"
Pros: "Pleasant and efficient crew made a middle of the night flight (01.00 - 05.30) quite bearable! Food good too."
Cons: "Was a good experience"
Pros: "I' not sure which flight this relates to. I've taken economy and business class and clearly the business class is better but economy is fine. The crew were good in both classes and whilst the food in business was better I didn't have a problem in economy either."
Cons: "Check in was fine and very friendly but boarding could be better particularly in business. At Heathrow it was a bit chaotic as all classes seemed to be mixed up so it was difficult for priority passengers such as disabled to get through everyone crowded up to the desks and the same applied for business class as well. The IFE wasn't too bad but it could be better. Bahrain airport is a mess and the boarding gates seem to be more like corridors with seats in them so it's difficult again when they call for business class passengers as unless you are already at the front you have to try to work your way through. I believe the airport is being rebuilt. If so then things will probably improve. I'm not sure why there needs to be 2 security checks within a few yards of each other when transiting between flights. they don't have this problem in Doha."
Cons: "The food needs to improve and the movies are old. The actual flight was nice."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Everything worked well, the boarding, on time flight, flight was smooth and landed 15 mins before time."
Pros: "Wheel service was excellent"
Cons: "Better coordination between stewards."
Pros: "Nice flight"
Cons: "If there was no bus to the aircraft."
Pros: "Customer service of vayama they did our request by providing wheelchair for my mother and flight was superb for Gulf air"
Pros: "Pleasant crew."
Cons: "Nothing."
Cons: "The flight should be on time and not late."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "There is no Priority for business class"
Pros: "Food about average."
Cons: "First plane was late boarding and flying. No time made up, so second flight was also late. We lost our hotel reservation because they heard flight was late."
Pros: "The plane was super new and the flight was smooth and really great. The food was yummie."
Cons: "My luggage did not arrive at the airport in Istnabul and I hope I will get it back."
Pros: "Coffe"
Cons: "The men from the crew was not friendly at all"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "airplane."
Cons: "flt from Bah operated by Gulfair, so checked in with them. They were able to checkin bags to Manchester but not able to issue boarding card. length of flight when alternative is a direct flight from bah to lhr. Sinbad ffp website not easy. for a new aircraft the ife selection was very poor."
Pros: "The flight was on time and everyone from the ground crew to cabin crew were making sure to secure an on time performance. Checking in and boarding was swift. The flight was short and sweet. De-boarding was quick and taken back to the terminal in a bus."
Cons: "The cabin crew looked sad. Not a single one of them had a smile on their face. There was no welcome when I got on the aircraft, I was not woken up for food and was not asked later if I wanted something to eat."
Pros: "Nothing much I liked other than it was a regular (A321) plane service: nothing stood out for me. Nevertheless, still would travel with them because of the competitive price."
Cons: "The (A321) plane could done with an overhaul, but understandable as to why it is the way it is; for the purpose short hauls. Besides, the flight was only for an hour. Other than that, nothing much more to say."
Pros: "Ease of checking, smooth landing, Gold frequent flyer card special preference"
Cons: "The old aircraft which is almost reached its limits"
Pros: "I liked the info I was getting from the airline, through sms. And everything was on time."
Cons: "The in-flight entertainment was there but no headphones, which makes it useless. The flight was short but still."
Cons: "There was some delay."
Cons: "Their price and services"
Pros: "The crew was helpful, the boarding was organized"
Cons: "I travelled with my 3 years old kid and there weren't any food that was special for The kids The stroller i travelled with it and i received it with the bags, while when travelling to dubai i received it back on the plane gate which was much better"
Pros: "Boarding was fine...check in was great....no line and very quick even though they were training a new person"
Cons: "food was only curry and not very good... Movie selection was poor."
Pros: "Flight was delayed, so missed the connection. Was made to wait at Bahrain for more than 24 hours without any accommodation. Will never travel by gulf air again. It's the worst airline in the world."
Pros: "The crew was efficient and anxious to please. The flight was on time."
Cons: "Boarding by bus is always unpleasant."
Pros: "لم يعجبني شي"
Cons: "اخر مره اسافر علي هذه الشركه"
Pros: "Seats"
Cons: "Cupboard in toilet was broken and hanging open. The food was not good"
Pros: "The food was great the flight crew was attentive"
Cons: "My seats on both flights did not work and I flew buisiness class and expected to be comfortable which I wasn't . On arrival to Kuwait we waited 45 minutes for our bags which were labeled priority."
Pros: "In general, good and clean."
Pros: "Nice crew and good service"
Cons: "Missed my connection from Doha to this flight neither Qatar air or gulf would help me reschedule ticket had to pay third airline to get home"
Pros: "Crew and seats"
Cons: "Boarding delayed 1 hour and 1/2"
Pros: "Great staff and service. Non-pretentious unlike other tegional carriers!"
Pros: "Flights were on time."
Cons: "Flight from Muscat to Bahrain was cancelled at the last minute, and I had to call GulfAir to sort it. We had to add another leg to the trip to get to the final location in time. It was a long travel time for a short way to go."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crew Food Quality And finally the flight cancelled"
Pros: "Crew and staff were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for an hour. Spent more time in airport than in the air."
Pros: "EVERYTHING WAS GOOD AND COMFORTABLE ON THE FLIGHT."
Cons: "THE CONNECTION TIME WAS SHORT BETWEEN FLIGHTS AND WE HAD TO RUN FROM GATE 11 TO 32 TO CATCH THE FLIGHT THERE DIDN'T HAVE THE SMALL CARS WHICH MOVE THE PASSENGERS . AND IT WAS VERY LONG WAY FROM GATE 11 TO 32"
Cons: "Although I do not have small children, I think it would be helpful to allow people traveling with small children to board a few minutes ahead of everyone else."
Pros: "I Had best filght gulf air"
Cons: "I dont have visa but i have best experiance in your country"
Pros: "Short flight. Nice crew."
Cons: "Small economy vlass"
Pros: "Timing and service"
Cons: "Everything about the flight"
Pros: "Clean and efficient flight. Departure and arrival on time."
Cons: "maybe a smile or something from the crew members? Emirates is friendlier... All the girls seemed very sad and did not really made me feel welcome... Overall good service, so this is minor."
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