Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Istanbul
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Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Istanbul.
The flight route Dubai to Istanbul was the most popular route on KAYAK over the last 3 days. A return flight could be found for AED 584. Also in the last 3 days, Abu Dhabi was the most budget-friendly place to find a flight to Istanbul with one-way tickets at AED 929 and AED 3,750 return.
If you’re traveling from United Arab Emirates, you might fly to Istanbul with Royal Brunei Airlines, Emirates, or flydubai as they are the most frequent flyers.
Out of the 2 airports in Istanbul, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the nearest to the city center (32 km). You'll travel 34 km to reach the center of Istanbul if you land in Istanbul Airport
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
"Flight was delayed by 35 min"
Cons: "Staff at check in counter was rude."
Cons: "That if passengers with a original departure of erbil will be blocked for their final log that kayak or royal jordanian dont advertise the flight"
Cons: "Just had issues with bathrooms not being clean. Ran out of soap in 2 bathrooms"
Pros: "Great flight, on time, wonderful food and friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Everything was perfect!"
Pros: "The crew was great. Easy checking in. Comfortable ride."
Cons: "Food selection."
Pros: "Always fly Emirates they never failed in any type of situation."
Cons: "Was unable to board because my daughter got hospitalized and got 0 refund and offer to rebook more expensive than the amount already payed"
Pros: "My neighbor"
Cons: "My chair"
Pros: "The flight crew and cockpit crew were amazing and they did their job professional and kindly way."
Cons: "Every thing was great."
Pros: "Friendlty crew"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "Every flight we were on was oversold."
Pros: "Hazeem the flight attendant was great, everything else about this experience was horrible and i will be contacting your offices."
Cons: "Everything from communication to state of the airplane."
Pros: "flight attendants were VERY professional and attentive."
Cons: "the bathrooms were awful (likely due to disgusting passengers - but possibly a tidy up by staff could improve the situation). Of course there was a child that screamed for 9 of the12 hour flight - possibly staff could cajole the child/help the parent (?). The movie selection was a little outdated"
Cons: "flight delayed. final destination arrival was 9 hours after expected. no accomodation was given (i stayed in the airport for 9 hours and needed to sleep there)"
Pros: "Awesome flight, professional pilots indeed"
Cons: "More leg room please"
Cons: "crew was RUDE!!"
Pros: "Horrible airport security measures- missed flight Kayak failed to assist. Airlines and airports horrible in assistance"
Cons: "They did not offer snacks nor drinks in between the first meal and the last meal ,which was a duration of 8 hours in between."
Pros: "I upgraded my flight to business class and I enjoyed it."
Cons: "Entertainment unit had only movies from early 2000 Staff are not friendly at all and the food was a joke for a national airline."
Cons: "I thought the Crown Lounge in Amman (RJ's hub) was shockingly poor."
Pros: "Should be there are arrangement for bording we found all the travelers bording on the same time and those people more than on bags and over size can not fit on the cabaint, then the people on front seat can not find space for small hand bag, flight attendant dissapaer all time of travel , children walking inspire of the alarm of seatbeat light ON, toilet are very dirty no body clean it"
Cons: "Like from air lines to check the size and number of bags for the passengers boarding to allow the other to put their bags on the cabaint , and give more instructions for fligth attendees"
Cons: "First class wasn't boarded first. Meal was ok, but not great. Seats were very comfortable"
Pros: "On time and very efficient"
Cons: "The food offering was poor"
Pros: "We left early and arrived early. Seats were more spacious than I expected for economy class. It was a short flight so there was no food service, just orange juice."
Cons: "When My luggage was searched at the gate of armman before fly back to Chicago, my camera was taken away by security person, he never returned to me. I only found out when I got home."
Pros: "I always prefer international travel because there is always better service, storage for luggage and of course: food! It’s the old standard of flying. Too bad it only happens across oceans. The experience of flying in a Dreamliner was pretty cool in coach, first class looked more like the dream. Quite a massive difference!"
Cons: "Not as customer service oriented as some other international airlines (Korean Air, Singapore Air, KLM) but they did the trick!"
Pros: "Good service, comfortable aircraft and very good info entertainment"
Cons: "Waiting to take off from Heathrow airport."
Cons: "Flight attendants was a bit rude and not nice to passengers. They do not treat fairness to everyone and not cautious with their actions. I asked for water to one of the guy flight attendants and he did not come back."
Cons: "The crew from boarding to touchdown in Abu Dhabi were very lazy. Unnecessary time wasted. Baggage claim was an absolute disaster as we had to wait over an hour to get our bags."
Cons: "Everything. Will not use Royal Jordanian again."
Pros: "Afrithng nice"
Cons: "That alcohol saeling"
Pros: "The crew."
Pros: "really loved how happy and positive the flight attendants were"
Cons: "didnt like waiting for toilets"
Pros: "Calling out rows for boarding was extremely helpful and organized!"
Pros: "Staff at checkin desk"
Cons: "Had to wait long to find eticket number for my daughter, as this wasn't on the system although this was a return journey."
Cons: "They charged me extra 125$ at the jordanian Airport to allow me to stay at the airport hotel."
Pros: "Nothing the worst airline in the world!!!"
Cons: "Lack of curtousey of some crew members!"
Pros: "The food during the flight is very poor and especially the breakfast. I really expect to get better food . It's even worse in the business clas."
Pros: "Crew were helpful most of the time."
Cons: "Seating was very poor. The five of our groups where seated in different location, despite booking together as a group."
Pros: "Boarding was easy and the flight was fast."
Cons: "They said boarding would start at 5:45 but didn't actually start until 6:10"
Pros: "Most of the attendants where very helpful."
Cons: "We were 5 family members scattered throughout the plane. The attendants tried very little to help us get seats close to each other."
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "The price a"
Cons: "The crew was very rude. the boarding was done by new staff, they look like Saudis, he didn't know anything and took half an hour too make the boarding, there was a long queue behind us, and it was cleared by an Asian staff who was very fast. The guy spent time joking with friends and asking for every step before we become suddenly the last people in the queue to finish their boarding."
Pros: "Very long delay. About 3hrs."
Pros: "Crew are professional and courteous."
Pros: "Service, food and entertainment."
Cons: "Comfort. Flight was cramped."
Cons: "The boarding Schdule"
Cons: "Comfort and food"
Pros: "Checked luggage included, seat reservations are fairly priced, in flight meals and snacks are reasonable. Crew is professional."
Cons: "It was hot in the plane, probably cranked up the cabin heat to 25°C :)"
Pros: "Cheap ticket prices"
Cons: "Bad in plane services Very bad in payments Lake of latest aviation regulations"
Pros: "I may never travel with this airline"
Cons: "I hate traveling with this airline I couldnt sleep or rest During jurny the sttaff we were disturbing , there attention was how to purchase there meal and do there busines with out thinking about the thime and the passangers condation The tiolet was in abad condation and i couldnt use it"
Pros: "Always on time"
Cons: "seats are not comfortable at all"
Pros: "The first leg of my trip was good."
Cons: "Pegasus first changed my 2hr layover to 24hrs then cancelled my second flight entirely without informing me. I was unable to rebook an alternative flight as they require the vendor, pricline to sort it out and priceline can only communication is email. So maybe in a week they'll sort it out. It is a totally ridiculous and irresponsible situation for these businesses to create. I had to buy a whole new ticket to reach my destination. People at the Pegasus desk at the airport were beyond unhelpful and I've spent hours on the phone while on vacation trying to sort it out."
Cons: "The company could have alerted of the 25€ you have to pay for stepping out of the airport."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Too much waiting for boarding and staff was not friendly"
Pros: "Flight timing was good"
Cons: "Boarding was a bit complicated"
Pros: "Bording was fast and the plane took off on time."
Cons: "Pegasus cannot fly without a dalay of at least 1 hour !!!"
Pros: "price. flight. comfort. convenience"
Pros: "Unfortunately, it's impossible to find a single positive thing to mention. I'd gladly pay more if needed and never fly with them"
Cons: "I took 4 flights with this airline. Each was at least an hour late in take offs and landings. Very unfriendly staff whether at the check-in or flight attendants. Incredibly uncomfortable seats (compared with same level seats with other airlines). They reminded me with outdoor vegetable and fruit markets where farmers and gypsies yell to sell their products; they charge for everything, offering nothing on a 4 hrs flight, not even water. Not sure if it is a language barrier, but they are very rude and impolite in English. I really wish there was a single good thing to say. Even the pilots are the worst i've seen. Very rough landing every single time"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Oh wow there’s a long list: -flight was late -no food or drinks were offered -seats were dirty -plane was dirty -staff spoke very limited English -every single food we ordered was “sold out” -credit. At cpayments we’re not accepted -toilets were not clean I could continue but the above suffices."
Cons: "first of all the prices of drinks are very high and they rip you off since there is no option. but with that i can live. what i cant live with they try to save on gas and till you dont yell they dont turn on the AC and then they try again to lower it and again you have to complain. i hope to never fly with them again and when you say something you get a sour face"
Pros: "It got me there safely"
Cons: "No free drinking water and it wasn't that cheap of a flight to say it a budget airline."
Cons: "Late Irritably staff No food"
Cons: "Almost one hour delay to board and take off!!!"
Pros: "The flight was delayed, presumably due to weather conditions"
Cons: "Flight got delayed Grumpy crow Seats not comfortable"
Cons: "Airline stuff was bad in palne which not care about undisable boy was travel with me"
Cons: "The none sense of explaining why I cant go on the plane ... according to there website I should have 2 stamps from the lebaniese authority on my passport one for going in and one for going out which I gladly provide them with... the responsoable for the check in at Frankfurt Airport and according to him was communicating with "pegasus Airline" in Istanbul by WhatsApp and just kept saying "those can't fly today" the funny thing he was writing in german and refuse to give me there number so I can explain the situation now the main reason why i couldn't go on the plane because I wasn't once in my life in Turkei which makes none sense according to there website I contacted them with Emails and they answered me that I should have the 2 stamps if i want to fly from Instanboul to Beirut which I already have but the haven't notice that i didnt even got ob the plane at the 1st place .... the huge amount of nobe sense, stupidity, the lying that there is no Pegasus airline office ath the airport and the 0 responsibility for there actions can provide you guys with a picture of how they behave with the customers"
Pros: "As long as they are reverting a cheap ticket then the service is good"
Pros: "Crew was very nice. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Plane was HOT. It must have been 24 degrees or more the entire flight. I turned the fan on full but it was useless. I was hot uncomfortable and sweaty the entire time I was on the plane. Made what would otherwise have been a short and enjoyable flight extremely unpleasant."
Cons: "the flight was delayed without telling us why we were late from our next flight"
Pros: "We did an error in booking the return date, & found no point of contact to change the date"
Pros: "got there safely and on tıme"
Cons: "no free food, as usual."
Pros: "The seats were not too tight and the food is not extensively expensive"
Cons: "No Internet access at Istanbul airport which isahugh issue nowadays!"
Pros: "This is a budget airlines, compare to Ryanair seats Pegasus Airlines seats has more leg room, especially I have long legs I need more leg room."
Cons: "I know this is a Turkish airline, but the cabin crew could do with a bit more understanding of English"
Pros: "Good price, times of flights worked for what I wanted"
Cons: "Transfer between flights was on a short timescale and I received several warnings from pegasus about delays at the airport, because of this I purchased a fast track via their site. This was a total waste of money as there was only one Peterson dealing with fast track and long queues, this meant that ordinary queue was dealt with faster."
Pros: "I couldn't register in advance my second suitcase as their online system was not working. 10kg became 110.-CHF. All infos are in Turkish, it should be easier to change language from the main page. Water on board 2 and Coffee 3 euros. At the end, the price ended as expensive as a direct flight and good service from any airline."
Pros: "Reasonable for the price paid"
Cons: "It is impossible to get an invoice. I have sent emails to all available addresses but I've get nothing till today."
Cons: "This experience was absolutely horrible for my wife and myself both. We understood that being among the more "budget friendly" airlines, we would have to sacrifice some comfort. But this airline is beyond atrocious to say the least. There is no terminal exit, but rather we had to walk down steps from the plane, walk in the rain to a stand-up bus, and ride it to the airport. How on earth are you supposed to make close connecting flights with those conditions? We barely made it only because they let us skip the line for security. Save yourself the misery; dig deeper in your pocket for a better airline."
Cons: "I was delayed in London, and thus missed my subsequent flights to Ankara and to Erbil. Arriving in Istanbul, there was a massive crowd at the transit desk with two Pegasus agents. They spoke little English and did not attempt to create an orderly queue. Instead, they were helping random people. Given that persons on the delayed flight were losing potential time to catch other flights, it was extremely unprofessional and rude to go about managing the issue in this way. I was quite exasperated and was told to calm down by Pegasus officials. Ultimately, I was delayed for one DAY, and forced to flight out the next night at midnight. If Pegasus had been consistent in managing passengers from a delayed flight, I could potentially have gone on to my final destination without a 24 hour delay."
Pros: "The seats are not narrow."
Cons: "I am guessing this company does clean their aircraft only once in a while. In both of my flights between Istanbul and Amsterdam, the airplane was not cleaned off of the previous flight's trash. When I was seated in my first flight to Amsterdam, my tray had a lot of stains of food and drinks. Not a pleasant sight! In my flight back to Istanbul, I had to travel looking at a former passenger's waste, such as a used napkin tissue, stuck to the handle of the seat, and a chocolate package. I also have to say that the sinks of the bathrooms do not drain properly, so you, actually, cannot leave the place clean for the next person. All in all, this company definitely needs to work on the cleanliness of their aircraft. Thank you!"
Cons: "All they wanted was money. It was a scam. What is 8kg for a canyon? They would have charged me $75 for 5 kg! The only reason they didn't is because their system was down. They tried my credit cards and when that didn't work, they asked for cash. I never carry more than $5. There was no order in the airport and it was absolute mayhem. I went from line to line. I will never use this airline aha in! TWO hours to get my boarding pass? Anthony Gallo"
Cons: "I was stopped at both airports for not having my ticket in the system although I checked-in in advance and paid extra for seating; it was very stressful and uncomfortable"
Cons: "Crew lacks professionalism and courtesy. Distance, between rows, is small, a few cms (5-7) more, will bring great benefit. The bathroom was dirty and out of paper, towards the end of the flight. It wasn't very clean to star with."
Pros: "They got me to my destination... eventually"
Cons: "Oh, boy. First, this flight was super late and they wouldn't admit it. I went to the gate at boarding time, and the staff rudely pushed me away, saying I misunderstood the gate number. I double checked, and no, that was indeed the right gate. This lasted until the airport announced the final boarding call for my flight, and people started lining up.Then the staff had to admit that this was the right gate and the plane was just late. We didn't start boarding until way after the announced time (which they didn't bother to update on the screen until it passed. Extraordinarily disorganized. Second, the flight crew was loud and kept the lights turned way up on an overnight flight. Everyone around me was trying to sleep, and they were woken up by the crew yelling "DO YOU WANT COFFEE?" 5 rows away. Even when they finally dimmed the lights 3 hours into the flight, they kept the Tv's on, so the flashing advertisements prevented me from sleeping restfully. Third, you have to pay for coffee and tea. Who does this? They also begin their flight with loud, obnoxious music that jolts everyone awake (see above for this being an overnight flight). Overall, only choose this airline if you're okay with being kept forcibly awake and you don't mind the flight being late. Oh, and you have 2 euros to pay for simple tea."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and that's normal for them I guess .. worst cabin crew ever."
Pros: "smile of 1 crow chair not bad"
Cons: "timing check in boarding landing I had 2 flights and both we boarded late and arrived late of course. I will never use this air lines again in my life"
Pros: "The crew rushed us to the next Pegasus flight (Istanbul to Beirut) so that we made it on time."
Cons: "The flight departed nearly an hour late after idling on the tarmac. All food is for purchase. There is no in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "The problems began around 2 am on 12-July at the Dubai airport. Our flight, originally scheduled for 4:20 am, was delayed until 6am. I attempted to inquire with the Pegasus staff about the flight delay, and what this would mean for my connection, but no staff were even available at the airport (all check-in activities etc were handled by airport staff). Even after the flight got delayed again until 7am, there were no Pegasus staff available to speak with. The Dubai airport staff assured me that someone was on their way to speak with the passengers, and that since our connecting flights were also on Pegasus, they would be sure to hold the flights for us. We were told that we would definitely make our connections. When we asked about the reason for the delay and to speak with a Pegasus staff member, we were told by airport staff that the Pegasus team had been called repeatedly and nobody was picking up the phone. There was a supervisor that was somewhere in the airport, and they had been told that she would be coming to the information desk to speak with passengers, but I waited for 2 hours for her and she never showed up. We were given no information on why the flight was delayed and what the plan was for our connections. Even at the gate there was not a single Pegasus staff member to assist us. We finally arrived in Istanbul and were directed to the transfer desk, where the Pegasus staff were rude, physically forceful (pushing and shoving), and could not communicate in English. The entire situation was extremely upsetting. Nobody was apologizing for the misinformation or lack of accountability. Nobody simply said, "I'm sorry." I was continuously shouted at in Turkish, I was pushed by Pegasus staff. I was simply trying to find out if my flight had left and if I could be rebooked on another flight. They were insistent that there was one flight a day and they could not book me on an alternative airline. For me, this meant that I missed an important meeting in Germany that afternoon, and that I had to forfeit money that I had put down for a hotel in Hamburg (Euros 124). They told everyone that the flights had left and that we should go upstairs to the hotel desk. However, even to do this, I was forced to purchase a visa (USD 30) to go through passport control. Pegagus has not reimbursed me for these expenses, despite emails, speaking to a supervisor at the Istanbul airport, and filing a complaint in the portal online. Again, at the hotel transfer desk, the staff was rude and unhelpful. We were treated like animals to be herded, and not like humans. Needless to say, I will never be flying with Pegasus again, and I will not be recommending it to anyone. The treatment of paying customers was horrible, and the service was terrible."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, plane was clean and tidy."
Cons: "People were able to bring on oversized checkin luggage which reduced cabin space and forced people to gate check."
Cons: "Seats look congested. The noise of plane was very high which is not like others. I m frequent flyer even I travelled with Pegasus in November last year 2015 for Istanbul. Maintenance of plane to reduce the noise"
Pros: "The crew was great and the flight was on time."
Cons: "Seats were a little tough."
Cons: "If Ukraine airlines EVER leave on time it would be a miracle!! Every time..."
Pros: "no comments"
Cons: "it is better to mention in the ticket whether it is with or without baggage , it makes a lot of inconvenience when we see the boarding pass and then go to the counter to pay extra baggage . the passenger came with one baggage from Kharkov and on a return it is without baggage on round trip booking ?"
Pros: "On time and luggage made it with no problems"
Cons: "Was great fligh, no hazzle"
Cons: "We were subjected by desk attendant Ravoni to buy a second suitcase bc he would not allow us to take our personal items. He was impolite and aggressive."
Pros: "Speedy service and quick boarding."
Cons: "One of the crew hit and ran the food cart into my knee. Didn’t even bother apologizing."
Pros: "We waited in line and on the aircraft after boarding for an hour because we were waiting for flight documentation or something??? This should not happen, everyone knew when the flight was leaving and the airline should have all of this taken care of ahead of time."
Cons: "Is not comfortable plane also old .I never had again Ukrainem airlenes"
Cons: "So many UIA flights are delayed on the same time. I do not know why."
Pros: "0 comma by the airline on what to expect and why"
Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "I went to desk for check in and they told me l have to pay 15 euro because that l didn’t check in on line before l get to the airport. They wouldn’t check and give me boarding pass till l paid 15 euro. Horrible airline. After that they wanted to charge us for food and drinks on a international flight. Never again !!!!"
Pros: "The flight left and arrived on time."
Cons: "We fly a lot. But this was our first time flying UIA. Thank goodness it occurred to me to do the online check-in (which, by the way, did not work from my phone; I had to ask the hotel lobby to lend me a computer) because they charge you a fee if you do not arrive with a printed boarding pass. They also weigh your hand luggage and if it is over 7kg (which is nothing!) they force you to pay 70 euro to check it in. We had to pay 140 euro for our 2 check-in bags anyway, because apparently the tickets we bought did not include check-in luggage. Mind you, when I booked our flight nowhere did it indicate I would need to pay for luggage, and when I did the online check-in it also did not state I should or could pay for luggage. Other passengers said that their flight to Lviv included their checked bags, but they got charged for the luggage when flying back out of Lviv. One young man who was already ready to board was told to go back out to check in his hand luggage because it was too heavy (although he had already been allowed through to security with his hand luggage)... and the “scientific” method for showing it was too heavy was the man at the gate simply lifting it and deciding it was past the limit. The lady at the info counter, when we had to pay for our luggage, was extremely rude; in my husband’s words, she was “uniquiley unqualified for a position involving customer service”. So... the ticket itself from Lviv to Kraków might have been affordable, but the airline finds creative ways to make you pay through your nose. We would have actually saved money (and stress) by booking a direct flight with a different airline (or taking the train!). Hopefully UIA will ”get with the times” and become more transparent about their charges, as well as find more qualified customer service representatives. Ukraine is a lovely country and many of the people coming through are seasoned travelers. If the airline continues to make it difficult for flyers, many may choose not to return. This was a short flight, but not even drinks were served."
Pros: "Northing good about this airline!"
Cons: "too short to judge"
Pros: "The flight itself was excellent- take off, landing super smooth. Crew was very nice and polite."
Cons: "Boarding at jfk was beyond horrible- felt like a cattle herd. The aircraft was outdated and uncomfortable, seats reclined only a bit, tight space (i am slim), 3 tvs for the entire cabin. Needless to say- no choice what to watch. Drinks were offered only on take off and landing. Food is far from being great. Not good for 9 hr haul."
Pros: "The UIA crews were very kind and attentive, responding to passengers in a matter of time :-)"
Cons: "Nor meals niether snacks of any kind, it was understandable due to extra expenses and economical issues the Airline faces. But I am sinserely appreciated UIA, its kind crews as well as Airport Boryspil Airport. Wish them all the best and success! I hope see you all on board soon :-)"
Pros: "Crew friendly I like Ukraine Airlines"
Cons: "Nothing compared to most Airlines I know"
Cons: "The surprise hidden baggage charge of $60 for my bag. The surprise $25 charge because I forgot to check in online (I'm traveling to 23 cities and I forgot this time but $25? Really?)"
Pros: "the flight was on time"
Cons: "its a charter flight from the late 80s / early 90s. no personal entertainment, no power outlets, horrible food. the crew is younger than the plane"
Cons: "Very bad system for check in"
Cons: "Both legs of the trip were delayed for more than an hour. One of the boarding staff was very rude and hate forigners ."
Pros: "It's a point A to point B airline. There are no amenities but they do offer accepting 2 checked in bags."
Cons: "Outdated interiors. No space. On a 6hr flight, they offered food and snacks at a price. There was no entertainment. Then, my continuing flight which was 10hrs long, they finally fed us. Offered us food and snacks but still no entertainment. I really didn't like what they had to offer."
Pros: "Nothing. You had to purchase soda for$4usd. The bathroom's were old and broken down. There are no TV's per seat just the old ones every 6 seats or so on the ceiling. Where were 3 movies shown in 10.5 hr flight. Horrible food and experience."
Pros: "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. This entire experience was absolutely horrible from the staff to the plane to the wait time to the food to the lack of in fought entertainment or plugs or pillows to them making us sit for 3 hours on the tarmac"
Cons: "Everything. This airline should be shut down tor their utter incompetence. They never even updated us when our flight was originally cancelled so I had to spend a hundred dollars getting to and from the airport."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 9 hours, that's caused me to miss my connection flight to Amman."
Pros: "Friendly. On time"
Cons: "Check in system and separate purchase of checked baggage is a bit strange and not intuitive"
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "UIA doesnt offer any in flight entertainment on this and other international flights that I have flown with them..."
Pros: "Business class service, airline lounge was nice, flight included pillow and blanket with some personal items (ear plugs, eye mask, etc). Smooth flight. My best experience with this airline to date."
Cons: "No toilet paper in business class bathroom during flight, only got 2 cups of water during 5 hr flight. Food choices for 4am meal not appropriate. Some passengers ordered hot salmon, this made me nauseous during flight. My meal included a fruit dish, slice of tomato, 2 slices of deli beef roast, bun, butter, jam, and coffee pudding dessert and 10 minutes into meal received hot cheese sweet cake with syrup. The combination of food was not appealing."
Pros: "I like the crew"
Cons: "It's kind costly flight than air India but , not better than air India , the seats were not comfortable , the food , if a Asian person is traveling then, I think you should provide him the Asian food"
Cons: "They sent passengers an e-mail about downloading and printing our tickets. And because I was n`t even able to download, let alone to find a printer and print it. I end up paying 10euros for something that was always their responsibility."
Cons: "When I bought the tickets, there was a written disclosure that additional baggage fees might apply. They provided a link to the airline site that listed baggage fees and the first bag (up to 50 lbs) will be free for the economy class ticket. However, at the check in I was told that I have to pay extra for each piece of luggage ($50). It wouldn't be a problem had I known that from the beginning. KAYAK let me believe that I'm buying a regular fare ticket and would be allowed a first piece of luggage for free."
Cons: "They dont even have a plug that we can charge our phones .Also they dont have a tv .It was a long trip so i must sleep because there was no other option."
Cons: "I paid money to you for ticket but Ukraine international airlines did not give me a ticket because you voided the transaction. I NEED MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "When I came for check in, it came out my baggage is not included into ticket price. There was no indication on my ticket about the baggage and it was written in the rules I may take 21 or 23 kg bag. But airline agent told this rule does not apply and I had to inquire at the airline about the details. It looks strange, I have to buy ticket and then ask what I have actually bought ."
Pros: "The flight arrived on time"
Cons: "Very noisy, only 2 bathrooms with que and quite dirty. People were pushing to get off the plane. Also very rough landing."
Pros: "They compensated our wait with a sandwich and a drink."
Cons: "We boarded the plane to find out there were some technical problems. We then deplaned and waited several hours for a new plane. Little information was given to the passengers in languages other than Ukrainian. Re-boarding was not announced, it just happened. Seats were very uncomfortable and too close together."
Cons: "flight was delayed"
Pros: "The second flight (operated by both Ukraine and Turkish was good."
Cons: "nothing really."
Cons: "Confiscated my duty free alcohol. Refused to let me take my shoes on board because they had zips on them. I then had to call my lift to come back for my shoes. Plane squashy. Just an awful airline. Never again."
Pros: "friendly girls"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable. Ancient outdated planes. Uncomfortable seats. Everything is for a fee. Slow 767s built more than quarter century ago."
Pros: "Service staff was friendly and understanding"
Cons: "Expensive food with nothing for free included, no entertainment counsel"
Pros: "Refused to give me discount on extra baggage because I missed the time before the flight by 3 hours. Ordered kosher meals for this flight and the second but they didn't have it for me. All together spent over 15 hours with no food!!! On top of all they lost my baggage. Still did not get it. Terrible company!!!"
Pros: "At least we had space since this flight was not full. The seats are tiny and cramped so the extra space of an empty seat was needed."
Cons: "Small, uncomfortable seats and poor customer service with this Airline overall."
Cons: "My fiancée flew Ukrainian air and got sick from the food they fed her. They gave her menthol to smell so she wouldn't be nauseous, but we had hoped there would be some pulls of something she could take to help her feel better."
Cons: "They changed the default of including baggage fee into the ticket price, which was a surprise. In my return flight I had to pay for what I didn't pay when flying "there"."
Pros: "Check in was a snap. Bags arrived just as I got to baggage claim."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 45 minutes. Cuing is not a strong point for Ukrainians."
Pros: "They fly, they land. Mostly on time. Planes are ok, probably not new but are decent inside."
Cons: "Food is a problem. They just offer water to economy class passengers."
Pros: "The person at the check in counter helped put my friends and me together at the emergency exit, which made for a great and comfortable trip."
Cons: "No food offered, no entertainment."
Pros: "Stewardess were polite and kind"
Cons: "Cabin far too hot. Plane was old and showing its age."
Pros: "Food, crew, professional and everything went smoothlye"
Airlines flying to Istanbul have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Istanbul
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Istanbul
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Istanbul
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Istanbul
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Istanbul