Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Pakistan
|April||Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)|
|July||Most popular time to fly (13% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|AED 1,333||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
|AED 235||or less|
Good deal one-way
|AED 18||or less|
Pakistan International Airlines, KLM and Etihad Airways have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Pakistan. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alitalia and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Pakistan.
An average direct flight from the United Arab Emirates to Pakistan takes 5h 50m, covering a distance of 1689 km. The most popular route is Dubai - Islamabad with an average flight time of 2h 50m.
The cheapest ticket to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates found in the last 72 hours was AED 55 one-way, and AED 826 round-trip. The most popular route is from Dubai to Islamabad and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was AED 936.
Pakistan International Airlines, Emirates & KLM fly the most frequently from the United Arab Emirates to Pakistan.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Islamabad (31% of total searches to Pakistan). The next most popular destinations are Karachi (21%) and Lahore (17%).Searches for flights to Faisalābād (9%), to Multān (9%) and to Peshawar (9%) are also popular.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Looks like Emirates uses really old planes for this leg. The recliners were not working."
Cons: "better boarding system required"
Pros: "I’m glad the connection time was short and reached the destination in good time."
Pros: "10 out of 10. excellent. 5 stars."
Cons: "food and long layover"
Pros: "Besides noted above the arrival on time."
Cons: "They lost one of my bags. I had to file a complaint with emirates office."
Cons: "This flight did not happen. It was purchased fraudulently and was caught by Emirates. Please remember all my contact information from your website immediately."
Cons: "After exhausting flight I don't know what else to say"
Pros: "Food is terrible. Not what it used to be. Don't keep the bathrooms clean as they used to. Service just isn't as great as it used to be sadly. Entertainment is great tho!"
Pros: "Overal very comfortable and good service aboard plane."
Cons: "Sat on plan after boarding for an extended time before takeoff. I think it was a maintenance thing. It happens so no biggie. Table and magazine pocket needed cleaning from prior flights. Made me uneasy from a cleanliness point of view so they took a hit on comfort."
Pros: "Good but not great."
Pros: "Emirates gets credit for reasonable legroom in economy class and excellent entertainment choices."
Cons: "Airbus A380 is a huge airplane. So many passengers creates limitations."
Pros: "I loved it."
Pros: "Check in was smooth, flight was smooth and pleasant. Great food, great entertainment choices, great seat company. Best part was the hotel provided during my layover in the wee hours of the morning. I was able to sleep well and shower and was therefore more relaxed during the ensuing 14 hour flight."
Cons: "Did not get wheelchair assistance for my dad as requested."
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Technical issues with my in flight entertainment that was never that was never corrected"
Cons: "The online site didn't let us allocate seats even before 48 hours of schedule flight timings. Complimentary seats were allocated badly. Even when contacted with airline staff they didn't pass on the right information. We found on airport counter that exists seats opened before opening the airline counter at the airports whereas we are told that it would be allocated at the airport counter only. Misleaded at Dubai by airline staff that airport counter would open 3 hours before flight departure whereas we found and told at counter it was opened 48 hours before flight departure. Faced lots of inconvenience in allocation of complimentary seats. I speak with other co-passengers in the flight and found single complimentary aisle seats were allocared to passengers. They same opportunity was not extend to others having more than 1 seats in the flight."
Cons: "Not many old Bollywood movies to select from..."
Pros: "Great service; wonderful crew; best food & entertainment!"
Pros: "The FA that served my part of the cabin was polite, friendly, and cheerful."
Cons: "I had one piece of hand carried bag from when I boarded on the DC to Dubai leg. On this Dubai to Manila leg I was shocked to discover that the ground crew wanted all hand carried items weighed, and I mean ALL including things like travel pillows and duty free items. I was made to pay $88 for excess weight on the exact same bag I had with me on the first leg. Worse, the (I'm guessing) head of the ground crew gave random exceptions (for example someone had a thick copy of the Koran and some other item that were not weighed). My excess weight probably weighed less than that book. Many passengers ended up returning purchased duty free items and some even abandoned their bags. Upon getting past the initial gate the passengers were ferried by BUS to the plane. The bus ride took forever and of course, in the heat of the Dubai sun, the passengers were made to climb stairs carrying their "overweight" bags to board the plain."
Pros: "The flight crew is great, the plane is modern and the in-flight entertainment is awesome"
Cons: "Food quantities could be more. In such long haul flights, individuals line myself who do not sleep in focus tend to get hungrier. Boarding at Dubai has become a mess ever since Trump instituted a restriction on carry-on electronic devices for flights to the US originating from certain middle eastern counties."
Pros: "Very comfortable and smooth ride new plane from SF to Dubail"
Cons: "Business class too expensive for individual travelers"
Pros: "I appreciate that staff disrupts passengers as least as possible, and is generally helpful."
Cons: "Food was better on the way to Dubai/Kochi but definitely not bad."
Cons: "They need to work on the air quality inside the cabin. Maybe an air freshner?"
Pros: "Roomy seats, friendly, attentive attendants, food vouchers in Dubai"
Cons: "Boarding was always late and a bit crowded"
Pros: "Entertainment, food, comfort were great."
Cons: "Crew is always pleasant but they tend to not manage the other guests when necessary. Many of the other guests would congregate at the rest rooms, did not know how to use the restrooms with out leave it a mess or remains in the toilet and took over an hour sometimes to respond to service requests. In fact the crew seem to disappear for an hour or more after each "dispensing" of food or beverages. Parents need to be spoken to regarding children. There are many people on the plane and children including babies tend to be as loud as they like. That is not considerate for more than 95% of the other passengers. When boarding other passengers need guidance to move things along better. There tend to be clogs at points because passengers try to do too much with the baggage. This is the same for getting off. Passengers would push their way through others to get to bags they stowed many rows behind them. Other passengers need to be curteous of others entering and leaving seats. Getting up and moving is the best options. Many people will sit there and you have to climb other them."
Pros: "The world's best, but."
Cons: "A little more legroom in economy would be nice."
Pros: "Overall had a great flight.. Timing was good! Good food and very friendly staff. Love to travel with emirites again."
Pros: "I was traveling back to the US after being sick with a pregnancy related condition in Uganda. The flight from Dubai to Dallas was the longest leg of my trip. I got sick during the flight and was so impressed by how the flight attendants handled the situation. They kept checking on me during the flight, asking if I needed anything, encouraging me, and taking care of me. I really appreciated the help!"
Pros: "All about the flight Crew were awesome Food was perfect I appreciate all your service"
Pros: "Everything was fine. Food, crew, service, entertainment were all wonderful."
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "Expensive ticket....i paid $500 more than other airlines to get better service but was disapointed nothing special i could have saved $$$ by flying other cariers."
Pros: "Service and crew were lovely and gracious. Food was good. Some items were delicious, like the vegetarian entrees. Bread, pizza was not so good. Entertainment system is amazing."
Cons: "First set of headphones I unwrapped were dirty. Luckily was able to obtain another set."
Cons: "Again, I was requested to move seats midway through a flight. A mother of 4 was separated from two of her kids in the flight. About 7 hours into the 14 hour flight, I was asked to move so that one of the children could be placed closer to his mother. Again, I was put in the situation of giving up my own comfort and moving to a middle seat, or standing my ground and disappointing/frustrating the mother. I made the choice to move. But it was disappointing that there was even a need to make these changes. There should be clearer ways for families to book together online."
Cons: "sometimes the cabin crews didn't show up at all when I needed water or a drink, had to get out of my seat and get it. Seats were not comfortable for a 14 hour flight and think food quality could be improved a little"
Pros: "EXCELLENT QUICK SERVICE. CREW WERE FRIENDLY & ALWAYS SMILING. KEEP IT UP."
Pros: "Everything .... Service , food etc"
Pros: "Seat spacing is better than other carriers, food is tastier with more choice. These flights have so many people, all of air flights were full and the crew did a good job managing the numbers."
Cons: "I just felt the crew was busy but not overly caring, maybe a bit surly."
Pros: "Everything was beyond expectation. Emirate just blew United off my first class service radar."
Cons: "The long bus rode on the termac was the only disappointment. I don't know why that happen, but it shouldn't have happen after a long flight. And the buses had no seats in them. That is not right."
Pros: "on time and proice"
Cons: "food and seat"
Pros: "The seats are roomy in economy and the food and drink service is very nice. The entertainment offered is extensive."
Cons: "I was in 70G and there was a very difficult family next to me. It was not the crew's fault but it made the trip very uncomfortable for me..."
Pros: "I like Emirates, and it was the first time that I flew Jet Blue. Jet Blue staff is friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Doesn't seem to me that Emirates and Jet Blue are aligned. JetBlue does not recognize what my status is with Emirates, the layover was long without a lounge, you can not select your seat on Jet Blue through Emirates (this is a huge irritation!), you can't check in online through Emirates for the Jet Blue return trip, and the seat selection for Jet Blue was awful."
Pros: "Free food and entertainment, hot moist towels for pre-meal washing, complementary travel pack with toothbrush and towel."
Cons: "Sitting for 14 hours, but that could not be helped."
Pros: "Everything was done by staff to ensure comfort for such a long flight. I was very pleased!"
Cons: "nothing in particular."
Pros: "Great food and lots of entertainment options. Friendly helpful crew."
Cons: "There was a delay due to technical issues. They had to switch planes, which took a couple hours. But they gave us a free meal at the airport, while we waited. Unfortunately, they immediately fed us lunch after we took off, so it was two quick meals. I guess it is better than too little food."
Pros: "Great service and friendly staff"
Cons: "Flight change charges were too high."
Cons: "Good food"
Cons: "Was a good experience"
Pros: "The crew were really nice"
Cons: "Entertainment is very limited."
Pros: "On the 15th. Nov during my flight to India, I have made an online check in though did not receive an e ticket. I arrived the airport 70 min before the flight. The crew on the check in counter refused to issue me a ticket and insisted that I have missed my plane abd I need to purchase a new ticket. They even refused to check if I have made an online chick in. The gulf air online system, did not show me that I have made an online checkin. Unfortunately, the problem was solved by asking someone who work in the airport ( not gulf airlines representative) to check if I have made and online check in and to issue me a ticket to pass through the security control"
Pros: "One of the crew members was very happy and chirpy with all passengers. She was chatting and making sure everyone's needs were met and comfortable."
Cons: "Entertainment. Hollywood movies weren't working."
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: "Business class was really enjoyable with a flat bed. Food was delicious and served with a smile. Crew was helpful and easy to talk to."
Cons: "Entertainment and selection of movies could be improved. The Hollywood movies did not work, others did."
Pros: "Nice flight"
Cons: "If there was no bus to the aircraft."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "As always the seats were tight."
Pros: "Short and sweet."
Cons: "Food needs improvement"
Cons: "The flight should be on time and not late."
Pros: "Good crew , good service"
Cons: "The services could be best."
Cons: "They canceled the flight that I booked from muscat to Manama at 1245 and booked to me at 745 am flight, and they keep me waiting for six hours to catch my flight from Manama to Riyadh, They did not offer me a hotel to stay during the waiting period."
Pros: "The airplane was clean an good and the crew was nice"
Cons: "The food could be better."
Cons: "Lovely new Dreamliners. Best TV screen but poor content/choice of shows. Rest good."
Cons: "There is no Priority for business class"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful flight crew Good food Free movies to warch"
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: "Wonderful crew - flight good"
Cons: "Business customers going to Jeddah should have special counters and transport Boarding for business class should be with better treatment"
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: "Excellent new Dreamliner. Seat very comfortable"
Cons: "Extremely poor movie/TV choices Crew didn't smile much!"
Cons: "Delay of 4 hours as connection was gone , costumer care not answering, transfer desk very un professional, very bad management of delay . Zero infos"
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."
Cons: "The flight was held back for late arrival of some passengers which resulted in delay in departure"
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: "fast boarding, got the luggage quickly."
Cons: "Food was ok but may be improved still specially AVML."
Pros: "Speed of the boarding pass counters. And the price."
Cons: "The plane seats are really bad"
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."
Cons: "I head phones I didn’t get my bags I have been waiting for the past 3 hours at the air port and I haven’t received my bags yet and I think I will Waite for 3 more hours"
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."
Cons: "The Food Choices"
Pros: "Food and the crew"
Cons: "The air sucks in the flight"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Buses took ages when boarding and disembarking."
Pros: "Great staff and service. Non-pretentious unlike other tegional carriers!"
Pros: "The food is horrible."
Pros: "Service was good !! Nice aircraft and nice staff."
Cons: "We did not like the via flights, its really too much hectic."
Pros: "Crew and staff were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for an hour. Spent more time in airport than in the air."
Pros: "Being able to watch new releases. The food was good."
Cons: "Times we ate took too long. We were on a 10+ hour flights and it would've been better if we ate more. No leg room in your Isle, you must become a stick and not move, become one with the plane. In Bahrain they force us to cancel our flight and charged us extra 600+ USD to move the flight to the next day. Even though I paid for insurance, then I had to pay an extra 20BD for my wife to leave the island, and it took 2 hours to tell us we owe 20BD... Bahrain is a place I would not like to return."
Cons: "Crew was loud not professional."
Pros: "Service in the plane"
Cons: "The crew at the check in were mean... bizarre regulation that don't apply to any other airline. Refuse to give a wheelchair for an elderly claiming she has to book it in advance.. what if the person broke their legs that day??? None sense. And the baggage regulation are just not clear and confusing."
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: "More selection where you can pick and choose your tv shows or movies."
Cons: "Entertainment selection was poor. Only have a few selections on board for a 10 hours fight. Need more movies. Food was okay, didn't get to choose what meal to eat."
Pros: "I Had best filght gulf air"
Cons: "I dont have visa but i have best experiance in your country"
Pros: "Crew was nice and friendly. Food came in a paper bag but still was good and plenty. The plane was an Airbus-330, it's a smaller plane for shorter routes but the seats were actually more comfortable than the newest Boeing 787-9 they use for long hauls."
Cons: "Don't bus the passengers to the plane and make them climb the stairs. It's almost 2020."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "foos service was terrible"
Pros: "Literally didn’t like anything from boarding to touchdown"
Cons: "Nicer more helpful crew. More leg space. More air temperature control abs cleaner bathrooms"
Cons: "Crew was very rude, ground or air. Our layoff was 11.hours nobody provide us food or hotel, we stayat terminal 3 for 11 hours. Seats were assigned to us was in the end of craft though we're 1st in check in. Food was rotten like dogybag with no class. Head phone were broken."
Pros: "Nice 777"
Cons: "Quality of the food very bad"
Cons: "Food, stewards are rude and unprofessional."
Pros: "Lay flat bed was very nice"
Cons: "Very bad experience and crew was unexperienced"
Cons: "Great staff"
Cons: "I have never been to an airline which will not even give you a can of Diet Coke"
Cons: "From Washington to Abu Dhabi was terrible small sweats less room for leg's."
Pros: "On our entire journey this leg had the friendliest crew. Surprisingly the A380 journeys had seats more cramped with poorer recline than this aircraft."
Cons: "The food definitely needs to improve. It is slipping back to the cliched term of 'airline food' Albeit extremely courteous and caring the crew seemed overwhelmed and understaffed for there were delays in providing drinks or a blanket (although they profusely apologised)"
Cons: "Bad food"
Pros: "The crew was very nice."
Cons: "THere was no air conditioning! Seemed like the pilot tirned on heat. And the whole plane smelled."
Pros: "Punctual. Orderly pretty good crew. This flight is not that good usually"
Cons: "No space for overhead luggage. Seats are not great."
Cons: "Was to crowded & bath room facilities are very less"
Pros: "The staff for our flight were all extremely friendly and accommodating. They came through the cabin several times with drinks and snacks and ensured we had the most comfortable flight possible. I thought the entertainment choices were excellent and really provided a wide array of genres and a unique multicultural assortment. Meals were very good, served in generous portions, and having a vegetarian diet I was happy to be so easily accommodated. I was lucky enough on this flight to have a row to myself so I could spread out."
Pros: "Beatfull girls"
Pros: "Business lounge was out standing"
Cons: "Small duty free shop"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "They need better food"
Pros: "The comfort and elegance of the plane and seats. The genuinely kind nature and attentiveness of the staff from ticketing to flight crew to landing."
Pros: "on time and clean"
Cons: "leg room for the flight from Auh to lhr is really small for me. Also the food sucks."
Cons: "Food not good. Just one type of food"
Pros: "The crew was wonderful, as was the food and the aircraft itself. No complaints."
Cons: "I wish there had been more movie options."
Pros: "The crew was nice, there was enough leg room to where it wasn't uncomfortable for me."
Cons: "Food was too salty! Crew needs to be more helpful if passengers are non English speaking; they could show them how to stretch the chair and pull it up while eating. Crew could also ask passengers what kind of movies or entertainment they like and show them how to operate!"
Cons: "Etihad would not put me on an early flight despite having free seats on the plane. As a result of which I had a 7.5hour layover in Abu Dhabi. If they had moved me to the earlier flight, it would have left a lasting impression on me. I am looking to join a new loyalty program (from Lufthansa) and this gesture could have gone a long way."
Pros: "It was a good experience with Etihad airlines, comfortable and ambience."
Cons: "Food provided is not at all good. Very very poor."
Cons: "Nothing not to like."
Pros: "Timeliness of the flight and communication from the flight deck."
Cons: "Particularly on the flight from Abu Dahbi to Washington, D.C., attendants were rude with not only me, but other customers. They were short in their responses, forgot requests multiple times, and didn't make the little bit of extra effort to provide translators in Arabic, ensure an elderly lady next to me had the meal she needed, and secure the food options that we asked for. Our row was told us there were no more chicken meals for example, when we saw an attendant on the other side of the plane offer consistent chicken meals for multiple rows to come. They were just being lazy and didn't even want to ask."
Cons: "Cabin luggage with sensitive/delicate items were forced to be checked in for 2nd leg of the journey. Cabin luggage upon retrieval at destination was scratched/dirty and one glass item inside was broken. Recommend Etihad provides complimentary luggage wrapping to prevent such issues. Additionally, crew was unable to manage noisy kids, and a request for ear plugs was ignored. Recommend Etihad provide affected travelers with ear plugs to manage the noise, and that the crew undergo training to better manage problematic parents w/kids."
Pros: "Sichuan Chicken was the best airline food i have ever eaten in an airline. it was quite impressive. Might be too spicy for a lot of people but i love it. I would advise that you add "spicy" next to the name for those who can't handle spicy food."
Cons: "Since i was travelling alone, it was asked to change my seat from an aisle seat to a fairly packed seat in the middle of the plane. i did them a favor because a son wanted to sit next to his dad. i really shouldn't have change. the seat was very cramped. like wow, the plane was small. i do not think i would do it again. ever."
Pros: "Flight was roughly on time. Had purchased extra leg room. Was comfortable"
Cons: "Staff was not interested in providing service. Their attitude was more like "I just do my job". Food was appalling and wines too. Entertainment only had stupid movies"
Pros: "Only the fare. Which was the cheapest on that day"
Cons: "Food Handling of checkin"
Cons: "i did not get my luggage yet"
Pros: "Crew was helpful and nice"
Cons: "No person travelling from New York received their luggage in New Delhi. After a frustrating wait in Abu Dhabi terminus for 24 hours to be subjected to another wait & search for luggage & eventually fill the displaced luggage forms was quite an ordeal. The only silver lining was that the luggage was eventually sent home after 72 hours. NEVER EVER RECOMMEND ETIHAD FOR TRAVELLING"
Cons: "The flight from Riyadh ALWAYS leaves late. Arabs have so sense of punctuality."
Pros: "Ample room and privacy provided by the tastefully done seating pod arrangement"
Pros: "Likes the comfort that etihad offers"
Cons: "Same as above. Unhelpful crew.."
Cons: "I did not receive my bag on time. I landed in Bahrain at 9:45 pm and had to wait in Bahrain till 2:30 am to recieve my bag. Where I was supposed to be at home in Khobar by 11:30 pm."
Pros: "It was a good experience flying with Etihad Chicago-Abu Dhabi- Kathmandu"
Cons: "The dimensional requirement of carry-on luggage came as a surprise at the last moment. The luggage I could carry on any other flight was not allowed in the Chicago check-in."
Cons: "It took a very long time (more than one hour) for my baggage to come in spite of the fact that I travelled Business Class. And that has been an on-going issue with Etihad."
Pros: "crew very friendly....always ready to serve"
Cons: "seats too uncomfortable......leg spacing too tight.....person sitting at window wanted to go to restroom or just wanted to gets up ....everyone from the row.....gets disturb."
Pros: "I thought that the crew working the flight from Abu Dhabi to Doha, was especially efficient, There is so little time to do all the things that they have to do, They however seem to do it well, and at the same time make it look easy."
Cons: "I do not like having to take a bus to and fro the terminal in Abu Dhabi. Especially when the connections are short."
Pros: "The only positive was that it followed the time and the crew was good."
Cons: "I paid 22 bucks for wifi services and it never worked one bit. The crew bluntly told me that they can't do much about it. I would definitely travel via a different airline primarily due to the fact that the wifi wasnt working and the leg space is terrible for an 18 hour flight."
Cons: "1. After the Baggage items were weighed & slips were attached, they had to be handled by us and the Staff was very uncooperative. Actually one passenger ahead of us complained that why he had to take his Baggage items to the conveyor. As I understood, it is responsibility of the Etihad Air lines Staff to handle & take care of Baggage items after airline stickers are printed & applied/ attached on them. Counter clerks were not cooperative & cordial at all. 2. Food was OK except the Breakfast or meal before arrival at Abu Dhabi."
Pros: "Crew is friendly.."
Cons: "- Less space to store. - old entertaining systems, some audio port connections are not tested. seat1 and seat2 audio jacks are connected to same TV out."
Pros: "Crew were so courteous, elegant, professional and friendly."
Cons: "Food was typical airline food - not much one can do about that!"
Pros: "Every think was a range and serve nicely"
Cons: "Arriving time"
Pros: "I didn’t"
Cons: "I was a business class passenger and the flight might as well have been economy, with the exception of the food. There was no personal entertainment, the seat foot rest did not work — it was an old plane — the seats recline all the back to the lap of the person behind you — so when the guy in front of me was done eating he proceeded to lay back — however I wasn’t done eating — and it knocked over my glass of sparkling water —- typically even if a passenger is still eating there is still room for the person to lay back — I had to push the persons seat quickly before my whole tray was wrecked."
Cons: "The flight attendants did not keep the children and their seats they let them run around as we taxied the airport until one fell and had their head. Then they would not insist on them to stay in in their seats even on take off."
Pros: "That it was a direct flight"
Cons: "Turn on A/C of plane upon boarding (it is the only airline where the A/C is turned on after the aircraft detaches from gate, even budget airlines in have A/C on when boarding) Improve entertainment (more movies / better selection up to date) Increase seating space Improve food options and quality"
Pros: "Crew good and friendly"
Cons: "Very old fleet from Muscat to Kuala Lumpur. The entertainment very limited compared to Emirate Airlines"
Cons: "The connection time between these two flights that you sell as a package is not enough. It is a 30 Min journey to do in a 45 min transfer, and the gate closes 30 mins before departure. Then if you’re first plane is delayed even by ten minutes (as mine was) you are more unable to catch your flight"
Pros: "Efficient boarding"
Cons: "Headphones provided for the entertainment screen"
Cons: "I slept most of flight, boarding was okay."
Pros: "Service with a smile and a more humane approach would be good"
Cons: "Same hygiene and quality standards across flight on all sectors"
Pros: "Very good value for money."
Cons: "If you sit near the back, the choice of main dishes may be limited as they may run out. Not sure how this can be addressed well. But the food was quite good."
Pros: "Nothing as such"
Cons: "Air condition was very low"
Pros: "New 787 seats were extremely comfortable for short-haul, regional. 2-2-2 may not suit some people for long haul. Good selection of in-flight entertainment. Nice sincere service."
Cons: "Boarding was unpleasant. Buses to aircraft: had to wait approx 10 mins in the bus on the tarmac whilst the previous two buses unloaded. Then the actual staircase / boarding process took nearly 10 minutes... queueing in 41 degree heat. Muscat is a very new airport and many gates with airbridges were not being used. As the home airport of the national carrier I wouldn't expect tarmac boarding."
Cons: "The while tip was so bad"
Cons: "Meals, Bathrooms."
Cons: "Poor service Not adhering to time Very bad air conditioning"
Pros: "Roomy business class"
Cons: "Immigration at MCT - too many flights at the same time."
Cons: "Slow check in at Kathmandu"
Pros: "Once i got to my seat i was seated by a smelly person and the flight attendant did move me to another seat upon my request."
Cons: "Trying to get on the flight was frustrating because there’s no organization! The thing i did not like was that they made us put the cover to the window up like 30 minutes before landing and the sun was directly in my eyes! I tried to put it down half way and the flight attendant made it a problem."
Pros: "Good aircraft from Muscat to Bangkok"
Cons: "The food was really sad"
Cons: "My return journey was also not accepted and forced to book another ticket at Zurich airport which is unfair Please check with airlines and reimburse my money I will send all details in due course Please call or contact me on top priority."
Cons: "The boarding was cancelled due to 5 hrs before visa arrival time and forcefully called no show."
Pros: "The crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "No entertainment and the food was a joke ! The trip wS expensive at 770$ !"
Pros: "The stopover was short ."
Cons: "The food and the lack of entertainment. The plane was almost full and two children never stopped arguing loudly."
Pros: "Service, food, Cabin cleanliness, friendly service"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled. There was an overnight delay of 8 hours until the next flight. During the flight, the young male cabin crew spent more time sitting and chatting with other young male passengers and not attending to there duties. I will not fight on another Oman Air flight if this is the way you conduct business."
Cons: "The seat wasn’t comfortable"
Pros: "Service was outstanding"
Cons: "The headphones didn't work"
Pros: "Cleanliness and Staff treated"
Cons: "space of Place of departure area and the waiting places are very crowded there were people sitting on the ground and also delay in flying."
Cons: "1. Waiting in a closed doors transfer bus w/o AC 15+ min just in front of the plane because it wasn't ready for the passengers. (Unaceptable) 2. Flight attendant unable to pick an organized trashbag politely given to her(unaceptable) ; next time all trash will be left in the seat like all passengers do."
Cons: "The airport is conjugated."
Pros: "Nice Service. On ground is ok. At least people are not rude. In flight is also ok. Nothing special. That's ok for me as long as they are not rude or obnoxious."
Cons: "Entertainment options are limited. This is such a short flight I normally watch series. Their selection is not the best. Boarding in Muscat Airport is always a mess."
Pros: "Okay legroom, a 787 Dreamliner really is an excellent airplane though so it made up for it. Entertainment options were excellent, easily kept me occupied throughout."
Cons: "Food wasn't great, but can't complain about the meat or veggie option."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Less legroom than usual/expected. Crew was fine but wasn't too proactive and took quite a while to get things going regarding food/beverages."
Pros: "Food good, film selection enjoyable, staff very pleasant - great value for money. We went half-way around the world at 10,000m!!"
Cons: "Just the regular plane things - nothing specially"
Pros: "Hospitality and efficiency."
Cons: "There could be a drinks trolley at the back to help yourself"
Cons: "I didn't make the flight, my travel partner was in an accident and the cancellation fees were more than the tickets. That sucks..."
Cons: "Was bumped off my flight without notice, because my flight was delayed 30 minutes. Arrived at the airport before the gate closed to tell me I was on a flight 7 hours later. Oman air employees were incredibly rude and unwilling to help."
Pros: "Pretty much nothing."
Cons: "This is an international flight which didnt have an in seat entertainment. They didnt announce anything and this is the only airline where they serve the food without even checking if you want or not. It was a mid night flight and i was fast asleep after take off. They woke me up and just threw the food on the table and walked off. Another first of its kind is they serve solid food first and followed by drinks so even if you are thirsty, you have to wait. All juice will be served later. and the most uncomfortable old seats. Probably they use different flights for different sectors and to India, they consider every passenger as just "cattle" class and use the worst flight they have. But no other option. There are few direct flights and this is the only choice. So have to fly with them again unfortunately."
Pros: "Crew was friendşy"
Pros: "I liked it when we arrived at our destination."
Cons: "The seats are rediculously small and rather uncomfortable. It took way too long for us to be served beverages. And when I needed more water, no one was around to bring it. They delivered the food and then took ages to collect it once we were finished. The sound for the in flight entertainment was broken on my consol. There seemed to be a problem with the air flow: it was really hot on both flights."
Pros: "It's very cheap"
Cons: "I recommend to buy taket from kayak"
Pros: "The staff were very sweet and the food ok as airline food goes but..."
Cons: "The flight was delayed out of Heathrow and as a result over 50 of us missed our connecting flights. We arrived in Oman and many missed our flights by only minutes to find ourselves stuck from 8 am to 2 am the next day as only 2 flights a day are offered. They never thought to hold the flights to await our arrival. A hotel was supplied but it charged for internet(we were told by the airlines it was free) had very good meals but NO tea or coffee in the rooms or offered after breakfast without a charge. The airline said we could sleep until midnight and then a shuttle would return us for the 2 am and 2:45 am flights but the hotel insisted on us going at 10pm . driver wanted off was all we thought. Second flight was an older plane ,terrible meal and no individual movie or tv systems ."
Pros: "Only a 45 minute flight, but we were able to start watching their large collection of movies as soon as we boarded. Far better than comparably priced low cost carrier, don't hesitate to fly them."
Cons: "Since it was a very quick flight there was no service, not even a quick beverage service that you would find on similar length flights elsewhere. Still a great bargain and good experience."
Pros: "A few select staff.. the rest was rather "meh" or less"
Cons: "Most of the staff were rather inpersonal.. the food is a joke, better off without it. Kind of an embarrassment for a national airline."
Pros: "The flight was uneventful like you like airline flights to be."
Cons: "At Oman ticket counter getting my boarding pass, ticket agent demanded to see my exit document in addition to my passport. As a US citizen I had read you can get a visa on arrival in Dubai with just your passport. Ticket agent was prepared to deny my passage on flight. Luckily I had my computer with me with my exit flight info on it which I showed to agent. In order to satisfy passport immigration when I got to Dubai I took a phone camera picture of my exit flight info. When I got to passport immigration desk in Dubai the first thing I did was show my phone camera picture of exit flight info. She said "We don't need that, we just need your passport" and I am thinking "Scam". Oman Airline would like for you to purchase additional on the spot airline ticket from them if you don't have one. As an airline in the travel business I would think that Oman Airline would make it a point to know what the rules of travel are."
Cons: "Seat was very uncomfortable and in-flight entertainment screen did not function properly"
Pros: "The colors of the plane and the relaxed uniform"
Cons: "Turtle service, clumsy staff.. Long lines ups for boarding and buses.... Terrible food"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Crew members did not pick up trash in a timely manner. The seat was really uncomfortable. None of the tv monitors on the right side of the plane worked. They only worked on the left side of the plane."
Pros: "Was given a vegan sandwich, told crew member I didn't want it, wasn't offered another type."
Cons: "Cramped, after paying for onboard wifi they didn't start it until in the air, and shut it off before landing.. it took time to taxi, and get off the plane and I couldn't make calls or contact ppl. TV monitor didn't work"
Pros: "Very pleasant crew"
Cons: "No leg spaces even for children. You can’t get even one glass of water for free. Pay or die."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "The plane was very old with no padding in the seats. You could feel the back of the seat grinding into your back. Everything, including water, had a price tag, unless your flight originated from an international previous flight. During the four hour flight there was no entertainment available, wi fi was expensive, and flight attendants were practically non existent. Water......, a plain bottle of water, cost $2.00! I had to beg for a paltry cup of water that supposedly came with my flight. Fly Dubai is nothing near the service and reputation of Emerites. Other connecting airlines to Nepal are much better."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "That kayak redirected me to Flight Network to purchase this ticket. They used an alternate credit card - not mine- to pay Fly Dubai which precluded me from getting a boarding pass, forcing me to purchase another ticket. My Visa card was billed by Flight Network , but they paid Fly Dubai with a MasterCard that is not mine. BIG PROBLEM!!!!!!"
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "Had to pay for entertainment"
Cons: "Lack of luggage access"
Pros: "Because I booked my flights by emirates then I found my flight on flay Dubai !!"
Cons: "Use the logo for partners in the booking page"
Cons: "Everything. I booked a flight Prague to Dubai and return with Emirates and flew Prague to Dubai on a very nice Emirates A380 800, nice seats, nice "free" food and drink profesional crew. Return was coad shared on cheap FlyDubai, bad seats, kept hitting my knees on the seat in front had to buy drinks and snacks. If I wanted a cheap airline I would have booked it. I will make sure when booking an Emirates flight if it is code shared with Flydubai I will look for another flight."
Cons: "Didn't make it to my destination yet"
Pros: "Dont deal with onetravel"
Cons: "U still alone without onetravel"
Cons: "No entertainment and no food The departure longe was crowded and for the number of passengers the toilet facilities are completely inadequate"
Pros: "Good for an LCC."
Cons: "Termiinal 2 at Dubai is very overcrowded. As I bought this flight as part of an Emirates ticket, it would have been nice if a meal would have been included."
Pros: "The service was great, punctual, helpful."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "While boarding a woman was in my window seat and her children were seated beside her. The host asked if i wouldnt mind letting the family sit together.I accepted the request where upon the host suggested a middle seat which i rejeceted and notified him that he just passed by 8 empty seats in business class and since the doors were closed I knew were available. He denied the request, had me stand awkwardly while he checked other peoples tickets for 3 minutes to find a single person who was not seated in their middle seat and was forced to move whereupon i recieved dirty looks for the remainder of the flight and right through baggage claim at our destination. I did Flydubai a favor and gave up my seat for the woman and her family. A hassle free otherwise empty business class seat would have been the appropriate response."
Pros: "The crew is incredibly professional and you do feel bad for them."
Cons: "It's the other passengers that are the problem (and that's consistent). The cabin stinks (due to the passengers), they generally don't listen to crew instructions, and it's the only place that every time you land there is someone who is standing up immediately after touchdown and the crew is yelling at them."
Pros: "تعامل موظفين المطار وفلاي دبي. المقاعد جداً سئه مقابل المبالغ المدفوعه خدمات العفش هي اساس الرحله الاختيار لابد ان يكون صحيح"
Cons: "لا شي"
Pros: "Frequent trips"
Cons: "Comfort, no service, not even tap water!!!!!!!"
Pros: "None every thing was bad."
Cons: "No food or entertainment."
Cons: "You have to even pay for a bottle of water. No food. No curtesy. Made a man pay for giving his seat to someone else. Would not let him sit in the bulkhead seat without paying EXTRA. Even business/first class had to PAY FOR FOOD!!! I regret having chosen that group of Emirates and FlyDubai. Do yourself a favor and stick to Qatar Air."
Cons: "Crew was very polite. No complimentary entertainment for such a long flight. Entertainment consoles put off lots of heat and not consistently working."
Pros: "I got to my destination safely and on time"
Cons: "No air conditioning made for a very warm flight, no drinks or food, no entertainment"
Pros: "Easy boarding process, no issues with crew service."
Cons: "Nothing available without a charge, not even water."
Cons: "It is budget so no food, no entertainment. But they even didn't offer water. At least water. Room for legs was too little. Flight it self was good and on time"
Pros: "Accuracy and courtesy"
Pros: "Amazing service and crew"
Cons: "I had to rebook my flight from DXB to Jed because some international regional issues that were supposed to be cleared for the customs"
Pros: "I suppose the price."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing was provided. For a 5 hour flight everything cost, including the water ($2). I bought a terrible, nearly inedible, sandwich for $6. No entertainment. No food or drink unless you paid. And the exit row seats went empty the entire flight because, unlike most other airlines, they didn't fill them when no one paid the extra $100 to buy the increased leg room, they wouldn't let anyone move there. Noting pleasant about the experience. And it was esp. galling after flying 12 hours on Emirates, which was fantastic in every way!"
Cons: "The restrooms at in Dubai are terrible"
Cons: "50 minutes delay as always!"
Pros: "This flight though it does not have the reclining/bed seats was such a relief after the previous Emirates flight. The crew were so incredibly nice and helpful."
Cons: "No reclining/sleeper seats in business class."
Pros: "The only thing that I liked about this flight was the it took off and landed safely."
Cons: "The flight was hot, the attendants were rude, and seemed to feel as though they were burdened a passenger requested something. They did not offer water to anyone (especially elderly people) when the A/C went out. They also lost my bags, and would not deliver them."
Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "The cabin was swealtering while we were waiting to take off for an hour. No explanation as to why there was a delay. No complementary drinks, even in that heat. At least for short flight the entertainment was free."
Cons: "You had to pay for water and they left the lights on all most of the evening flight. Rough flight."
Cons: "The plane looked old and dirty. Windows were really oily so I couldn't put my head down."
Cons: "The flight is cancelled at the last moment. I am staying at the airport waiting for an alternative. No one to compensate you."
Pros: "I felt comfortable and content"
Pros: "Help of Mr Jackson and other crew members"
Cons: "A drunk guy make scence at flight was horrible"
Pros: "In general all"
Cons: "Nothing specific"
Cons: "My ticket was cancelled without any notification and only because I arrived at the airport several hours before my departure time was I able to work it out and get on my flight. Also, it was not clear that all food was for purchase only until you are on the flight."
Cons: "Fly Dubai is the most Horrible airline I have ever been with. Boarding was bad, food was disguisting, zero enterteinement, very very bad experience"
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