Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Istanbul Airport
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The cheapest airline ticket to Istanbul from Saudi Arabia in the last 72 hours was 1,243 ﷼ one-way, and 1,079 ﷼ round-trip on the route from Riyadh to Istanbul. The most popular route is from Riyadh to Istanbul and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was 1,079 ﷼ round-trip.
In general from Saudi Arabia, SAUDIA and Turkish Airlines fly the most to Istanbul Airport. The most popular route is from Saudi Arabia, and SAUDIA & Turkish Airlines fly this route the most.
Istanbul Airport is 34 kilometers from the center of Istanbul. View on Map.
Most visitors from Saudi Arabia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul Airport. All travelers, except transit passengers and children 0-6 years old are required to complete the Entry Form 72 hours prior to departure date to Turkey.
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Visitors from Saudi Arabia are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul Airport.
Visitors from Saudi Arabia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken before departing to Istanbul Airport.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Istanbul Airport: most visitors from Saudi Arabia may enter Istanbul Airport but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
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Masks: Required on public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Very good experience in economy class. Complimentary meal. No hassle with carryon bags. Would definitely fly again."
Cons: "All is good"
Pros: "Good good"
Cons: "I couldn’t book an additional baggage neither select my seat online, although I tried several times and even contacted directly on the telephone the travel company also several times"
Pros: "The crew was very polite"
Cons: "If they had announced the boarding earlier"
Pros: "i couldn't check In, and i had to purchase a new ticket from airport. i hope i can talk to someone who can help me"
Pros: "Flight overbooked, no online check in and your seat is randomly assigned. Flights with crying kids, no ear plugs available."
Cons: "5 stars all the way round it"
Pros: "The food and the crew are"
Cons: "The toilets in the business needs perfumes and hand creams"
Pros: "Bring on WiFi"
Cons: "My only disappointment Arriving in the airport terminal there was no wifi free. MEA was advertising it on is application so I went to the MEA office asking for help. Their reply "we don't have ot""
Pros: "The organisation"
Cons: "Very old movies and no alcohol were offered at all !!!"
Cons: "Juice or food"
Pros: "Good food punctual"
Cons: "Planes not new and seats don’t recline even on 4 hour flight"
Pros: "Great food, big bags of peanuts, great entertainment options with high quality earbuds provided."
Cons: "Standard legroom seats that move forward if you recline- meaning if you are tall you cannot recline"
Cons: "Very good"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Food on short flight."
Cons: "Can't think of any"
Pros: "Quick boarding, no hassle, great crew"
Cons: "The food isn’t interesting, but that’s okay for a short leg"
Pros: "I don’t like any thing"
Cons: "The crew was so distributing us with their loud voice. The captain was very bad.. the check in was not good for us..we are a married couple and not sitting beside each other"
Pros: "What we liked about this flight was, for such a short flight you get a meal. Staff on board were great also."
Cons: "Our grievance is with ground crew at BEY airport and AMM. 1 piece of lugagge was left in AMM though it was checked connecting from our previous flight. Upon arrival we were told they would contact us. After a long back and forth as we did not have a local number, they tried to dismiss us by saying someone would whatsapp us to let us know when the luggge has arrived. SPOILER ALERT: they never did. We insisted on finding out more and after being pressed they admitted they had received a note from AMM airport that the piece of luggage would arrive in the next flight (5 hours later). We returned later on and found we needed a special permit at BEY airport, only the person on the piece of luggage was allowed back in. Upon receiving the permit, staff continued to press for a name of who confirmed the luggage was there, we told them they had confirmed earlier. I was allowed inside and found the piece of luggage still on the belt though the flight had landed 3 hours earlier and the carousel was being used for another flight. Apparently they don’t bother to check or act on the messages until the end of the day. Finally, we had to argue to be compensated and received $30 USD for our troubles even though they should have offered this as standard practice."
Cons: "Stewardess was rude. I had to keep reminding her that I do not speak Arabic, but she refused to speak English with me even though I heard her speak English to other passengers."
Pros: "Evrething was hood"
Cons: "No special lane for business class"
Cons: "2 hrs delay"
Pros: "Smiling faces"
Pros: "Crew very attentive to passenger needs"
Cons: "The chairs in business class are not 180 degree. If they were the flight woukd have been much better."
Pros: "Straight flight"
Cons: "Good was mediocre"
Cons: "some flight attendants weren't professional. They argued with each other in front of us"
Pros: "the best air safety video. the service was fast and friendly. the seats were comfortable and spacious for economy class. I really enjoyed my flight."
Pros: "The service is amazing!"
Cons: "Lights on No air Hard seats"
Pros: "The crew were great"
Cons: "I am a disabled passenger. Lack of care from check in desk. Requested seating not given despite fact was first to check in allocated seating in last row meaning had to walk full length of plane with my crutches when there were seats available closer to the door."
Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Late on boarding time"
Cons: "No charger plug"
Cons: "Very unorganized"
Pros: "I made it to my destination and back safely and affordably"
Cons: "Passengers were so raucous...letting their kids run around, scream, throw things...flight attendants did nothing and of course their negligent parents ignored them. As we exited the cabin I was appalled by the amount of trash. Totally gross."
Cons: "My reservation was cancelled and I had to buy another ticket at the airport for double the price."
Cons: "I had a problem with my business class chair.. it was stuck... and same for the tv later than ..."
Cons: "Very long wait for luggage claim..."
Pros: "The crew is very helpful and very friendly"
Cons: "The delays while boarding"
Pros: "It was amazing best flights with MEA"
Pros: "To keep it short: -Relatively new aircraft - on time arrival - serves (what looks like) a decent meal included on this short segment"
Cons: "- entertainment system takes forever to start with a lot of commercials - no charging options - disorganized boarding - crew was fine but not great"
Pros: "I was flying from dubai to Beirut. On the 27th on January. There was heavy traffic on Mohammad bin zayed road. The traffic was literally closed. I went ahead of 4 hours. Got stuck. Reached 20 mns late. The gate was closed. There was no one in the office. I had to sit and wait for zero outcomes. I had to book another flight"
Pros: "Flight timing"
Cons: "Hosteses were not friendly"
Pros: "It was on time. Professional service from boarding to inside plane to even checking in. MEA serve light sandwich plate for an hour two types minutes flight. No USA flights do that. Keep the great service Will use MEA again. I joined cedars miles Ibrahim"
Cons: "Nothing really,"
Cons: "Entertainment on my seat was not working"
Pros: "I only like the hand sanitizer and a mask that gave us"
Cons: "The food they service was bad"
Cons: "I love it"
Cons: "I just wish they used newer planes on this route but everything else was perfect!"
Cons: "Didn't happen. My first leg to Athens was canceled which created a humongous headache since it ended up canceling my return flights. Air Canada had to put me on completely new flights there and back. I think this has taught me to go directly through an airline. Justfly was not helpful. Neither was Turkish airlines."
Cons: "The booking experience was exceptionally bad. Never again through you."
Pros: "The puntuality funny information video."
Pros: "Everything is nice with Turkish airlines"
Cons: "Plane delayed Missed connection"
Pros: "Got ticket for a good price."
Pros: "leaving and arrival on time."
Cons: "No leg space in economy."
Cons: "Bumpy ride"
Cons: "space little cramped but maybe same with other airlines in economy."
Pros: "Everything went perfect."
Pros: "Its was sooo goood, thanks"
Cons: "They didnt care about the damages caused to us"
Cons: "You broke my suitcase"
Pros: "Not bad"
Pros: "every think"
Pros: "They offer 3 meals"
Cons: "i took four flights - LHR - IST and ISt - Riyadh. every flight was a minimum of one hour late! there is no semblance of order in the boarding process, it is the largest and most effective bully who gets on first. even children and frazzled parents we not accommodated to help settle the children, which would improve the flight for everyone"
Cons: "Screaming babies"
Cons: "Alaways delays"
Pros: "Everything good"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Treated very poorly no hotel stay in the airport for 24 hour"
Pros: "Very nice journey. Personel super, they help everysecond"
Cons: "I want to read other newspapers They have use only one boice"
Pros: "All the staff was polit"
Cons: "There was no child meal dispite us ordering it."
Cons: "No no WiFi. Boarding time was late. Took over two hours. Management staff in the office was inconsiderate and rude."
Pros: "Very uncomfortable seat. Very narrow walk way to lavatory."
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "it's mostly good"
Cons: "the AC during flight from Riyadh to Istanbul is too hot !!!!!!!!!! Why???"
Cons: "My mother has immobility issues.. the website did not have a section for handycap I had to tell the airlines we got to the gate.. all other websites like Expedia has this option.. disappointed"
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Cons: "Old-style video screen and console"
Cons: "Several TVs were not working. While some were repaired the TV for my viewing did not work. Though it was set right it failed raw weal times."
Cons: "boarding was horrible of both legs of my Turkish Airline. The Istanbul Airport is a total disaster and dysfunctional. Experience delays in both baggage and flights."
Cons: "everything was bad"
Cons: "There was less leg room on the plane I took from Riyadh to Istanbul. I'm 6'4", and my knees are right against the seat in front of me. That's why I rated comfort as only okay."
Cons: "I lost my luggage and they said we ganna send it to you they didn't send any thing"
Pros: "Turkish airlines never gave me notice or explanation. At least Kayak gave me notice and i appreciate."
Cons: "We had long line in boarding"
Pros: "I requested a special meal because i am vegetarian, in spite of confirmation twice, i got it only once, the air host showed me a list for special meals where my name was missing....."
Pros: "The timing The price"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "Good meal and outstanding video options."
Cons: "Gate security in Cairo was a hassle but not Turkish Air's fault."
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Pros: "The crew is good and friendly"
Cons: "To be committed to the time of departure"
Cons: "I have taken 5 flight with Aegean airlines in the last 3 weeks & not 1 of them left within an hour of the scheduled departure time. The delays in travel were unacceptable. We were 2 hours late to take off, when we landed it took 45 minutes to get off & another 30 minutes for bags to start showing up"
Cons: "Aegean is an excellent airline one of the best"
Pros: "Aegean is a fine airline overall"
Cons: "I had a carry-on bag, no problem on the flight from Madrid to Athens; but on the return trip they weighed the bags of some passengers, and when mine was over the limit -- which, however, was not indicated in the baggage restrictions -- they charged me 60 euros and I had to check it right there."
Cons: "Flight was late, we missed our connection, there was no information etc"
Pros: "It was a short flight. 1 hour. Everything went good."
Pros: "Roomy seats and good food"
Cons: "Terrible customer service. Rude and unhelpful. They refused to do a spelling change on my name and forced me to purchase a second ticket. The flight was 25+ minutes late taking off due to lack of organization at passenger check-in. It really is a shame that Agean is pretty much the only option to Istanbul (IST) from Athens."
Pros: "Plan crew , pilots , services on plan and cleaning"
Cons: "Land crew , airport , and airline disorganized I wanted to complain about crew member , But she will not give her name or ID number, And when I snap a picture she calls the police , Her bag was inside her shirt and she will not revile"
Pros: "Wider than average seats and a nice meal."
Cons: "Plane was not near the gate & we had to ride a bus to the plane."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "When I booked the tickets , anywhere it was writen that it will cost a lot for the luggages. I payed 53 euros each ticket and 40 euros for each luggage for a flight of 1 hour! It is the very first time that I pay this price! I am not happy! Kayak should advise clearly the clients for these conditions!!! And they accept no visa or bank card. All in cash!!!"
Cons: "I wish the announcements made in English were easier to understand"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for more than 2 hours without having any announcement nor a reps to tell you what was going on or when is the new departure time. The aircraft is very small, old, narrow seats, delay in boarding and unboarding."
Pros: "Crew very helpful and happy to assist Good communication"
Cons: "Late boarding Late gate change Too many people with large carry on bags that wouldn’t fit into storage bins"
Cons: "The agent at check in refused to even consider a business class upgrade, said I had to do that 48 hours in advance. Seems like a stupid policy to me, unless she was just flat out lying to me."
Pros: "A great airline. They provide service and are on time. Nice staff in airport and plane."
Pros: "Clean aircraft. On time. Crew very attentive."
Cons: "Seats are too close together. I could not lower my tray table without hit my stomach: I would like to see some kind of entertainment."
Pros: "I like the people and the crew and the plane."
Cons: "That my bags had to be checked for an outrageous price of 50 euros per bag."
Cons: "Our bag was delayed, and we had to fill a claim"
Pros: "We were given a meal"
Cons: "The meal wasn't very good"
Pros: "Friendly crew, great yogurt and snack in a 2 hr flight."
Cons: "Aegean desks very crowded at El Venizelos (Athens) airport. Airport authority should provide more desks for high demand airlines."
Pros: "The food was nice and they offered Greek products which made the experience more fun."
Cons: "We thought we had the right sized bags, but must have missed the weight restriction (and had to pay). In the future we'll be keeping our carry-on bags under 8kg."
Cons: "Great food, smooth landing, very polite service"
Pros: "I was tricked into not having checked luggage by your website. I had to pay for checked luggage. Your site is responsible. I should receive a reimbursement for this incident."
Pros: "When I booked my ticket from New York to Greece with a 3 day stop over in Paris I should have been told that I would have to pay to check in my luggage from Paris to Greece. I assumed that since I was entitled to one free piece of luggage from New York to Paris that I wouldn't have to pay any fees going from Paris to Athens. I ended up paying 240.00 euros to check in 4 suitcases! that's absurd!! In addition I couldn't check in online for this flight and therefore was not told via email that I could at least check in my bags via the internet for s reduced fee. This is a kayak issue. Otherwise Aegean was great."
Cons: "about 50 minutes late"
Pros: "Good food, great service with a smile, clean planes, good boarding process (as long as it was with them.) I don't know what else they could do. I am traveling 100+ times a year mostly in the US and UK and I am very impressed with their service."
Pros: "The crew was good"
Cons: "Having to drive to the plane in a bus"
Pros: "Getting food provided. After almost missing the flight it was a real bonus to find this is the only flight in years that I've taken which provided a meal. In the old days I might have complained about the quality of airline food. Now I'm just very grateful to get it! - and the quality was not bed either!!"
Pros: "The cabin crew was extremely helpful and patient with those passengers who were struggling to place possessions in overhead bins. While leaving the aircraft, I was able to call out to the captain that it was an excellent flight and he responded with a big grin."
Cons: "My luggage was broken and Aegean was not helpful in resolving the issue."
Pros: "Everyone was so friendly & the food was delish!"
Pros: "plane packed full but staff still managed to look after passengers needs"
Cons: "dislike bus transfers to terminal for economy reasons"
Cons: "Tehran station staff need more trainig and need to be overseen"
Cons: "Only wish it was in a desent hour and not in the middle of the night"
Cons: "40 minute delay due to traffic at destination airport. Not Aegean's fault. Pilot kept us informed. Very nice job."
Pros: "Leaving and arriving on time, snacks not bad."
Cons: "I was charged 68 Bulgarian levas on our way back to Beirut . I had the same language from Beirut to Sofia and didn't pay any penny They asked from me 40 EUROS but the lady accepted 68 Levas. I wonder if the money went to the pocket of the employee."
Pros: "Good food and beverage service on a short duration flight."
Cons: "Boarding was a little cumbersome, having some reading materials would help."
Pros: "Did not feel like a budget airline. Great service."
Pros: "The flight was smooth"
Cons: "No clear signage on line formations Boarding pass kiosk was broken only one working CHAOS No one in authority assisting families or anyone else."
Pros: "Great service ,very fast"
Pros: "Crew were very helpful and courteous"
Pros: "I liked how the flight communication was emailed regularly. They let us know that the flight would be delayed. However, with bad wifi (not their fault) I only received these emails after my flight."
Cons: "The food was terrible. Each of the planes we had taken with Aegean had to board a bus and shuttle to the plane, so boarding the plane was a bit disorganized. No in-flight entertainment."
Pros: "There was a little more room than I am used to in coach and that made for a more enjoyable flight. The staff was attentive and nice and English skills were good enough so that I did not feel that there were any misunderstandings. I would fly them again and cost was a plus"
Cons: "I was charged $90 for something which I was unaware of. I assume it was baggage but they did not tell me when I checked in. I only found out once I was home and reviewing my credit card statement. At the time of check in I was surprised they did not charge for bags but I was not going say anything at the time."
Pros: "Prompt , on time flight sched"
Cons: "Havas customer service reps are not warm. Just doing their job, no.extta mile...can be rude at times"
Cons: "Small seats"
Cons: "I don't like that it keeps on delaying. I don't like the shakiness of the whole flight."
Pros: "Aegean Airlines is nice. 2 hour flight they showed a new release movie and served a full lunch complete with the best chocolate mousse. Airlines in American could learn something from there hospitality."
Pros: "We left on time, flight was smooth!"
Cons: "No problems, everything was fine."
Pros: "Crew was super friendly and helpful!!"
Cons: "I didn’t really like the available movies"
Pros: "Flight crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Boarding process quite chaotic."
Cons: "Over all is ok"
Cons: "The plane was old and so small, it wasn’t comfortable at all"
Pros: "Crew was courteous"
Cons: "Better movies"
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."
Cons: "Layover time too short so a small flight delay resulted in a missed connection. No entertainment system on board, seats very small, food bad and disembarking was very slow."
Pros: "Timing and Food"
Cons: "Out of 50 international flights in the past 5 years, this is the first time on EGYPTAIR. They lost one piece of luggage."
Cons: "Very nice trip"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly"
Cons: "The airplane was too old and uncomfortable"
Cons: "Really I have taken this flight several times and they are always perfect"
Pros: "The best trip in everything"
Pros: "the crew was nice"
Cons: "the food and seats"
Cons: "The food could improve and for overnight flights, it would be nice if they could provide blankets. I took 4 flights 2 of them were delayed ."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and very responsive. They were making sure that everyone is comfortable."
Cons: "The cabin was a bit cold at the beginning but was adjusted once I brought it up to the attention of the crew"
Pros: "Delivering of luggage"
Cons: "Captain and crew where rude and the captain almost lost control of the plane as we were landing."
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: "Good crew"
Cons: "Entertainment Luggage claim Food"
Pros: "The flight was fine, overall okay. The food was good, especially dinner."
Cons: "The flight attendants were not very friendly. The media selections were fine but the sound was not good."
Cons: "Delayed 16 hours and counting. 300 passengers brought to a hotel and given little to no information. Only 2 egyptair staff members for all 300+ passengers."
Pros: "I liked the space you have on the seats the leg room is very good because I am a tall person with some airlines it’s very uncomfortable for me thanks."
Cons: "Leg room, food, service from the cabin crew is fantastic just to say a few words. Fli"
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Flight delayed... Tight seats"
Pros: "Quick check in"
Cons: "Chairs legs do not extend enough"
Pros: "Food is good. Staff excellent. Trip was smooth"
Pros: "Didn't like anything"
Cons: "Old aircraft, rude crew, terrible food and by far the worst in-flight entertainment"
Pros: "I like that there were any kind of drinks you like ( from sprite to mango juice). The meat was too hard to eat. It was almost a raw meat. Very hard to chew."
Cons: "I didnt like the crew checked our boarding papers in the plane. It was nonesense. I showed the boarding paper 3 thimes and they want to see one more time."
Pros: "Direct flight, nice crew and professional pilot, didn’t feel the plane touching the ground while landing"
Cons: "Definitely not cheap flight ;) Food is no good , bathrooms were not clean and flight crew refused to clean it !!!"
Pros: "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: "Respectful, cheerful, and helpful crew members"
Cons: "Food quality on Both flights was not that fresh!"
Pros: "Flight was on time and I appreciate that."
Pros: "Comfortable flight, good food"
Cons: "Delays in boarding, unorganized, some grumpy staff"
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: "Bathroom was clean, food choices, good entertainment"
Cons: "Food was not hot, left late"
Pros: "See above"
Pros: "Tha Flight was on time no delay The Crew are friendly in over all I have no problem"
Pros: "seats were little comfy handrest where not even. choice of movies were basic. clean not a bad flight. food was decent."
Cons: "the stewards were accommodating and always with a smile. Bathrooms kept clean. check in easy."
Pros: "The food was good."
Cons: "Too tight aircraft, noisy and not stable at the sky."
Pros: "Appreciate the hot breakfast that was served."
Cons: "Boarding process can be improved."
Pros: "Crew was super nice and helpful. Flight schedule was on time."
Pros: "Crew were professional, despite flight was almost fully booked. Food portion (i had beef meal) was very small (beef). Drinks are ok. Landing was very smooth."
Cons: "Egyptair online check-in failed to issue the boarding pass, just managed to change my seat. The same failure occurred on my way back to Cairo, and reasons are not clear!"
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."
Pros: "Every member of the staff was super friendly. Complimentary food and beverages for all meals. Good selection for in-flight entertainment. Provided eye masks, blankets and pillows. Good amount of leg room."
Cons: "I don't really have any complaints! I would definitely use this airline again."
Cons: "There were announcements about the flight being delayed which were difficult to understand. On announcnent of the boarding procedure, families with children were not given priority and all passengers were called on together raher than by rows (BACK TO FRONT) so boarding could take place without delays!"
Pros: "The crew were so helpful and friendly. Comfortable seats and nice plane."
Cons: "The flight was too short to enjoy their food or entertainment. Coffee was good."
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: "I fly all over the world and this was the best flight I have had for a very long time - courteous, friendly comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Caboj crew were unfriendly and bordering on being rude. The basic rule of any service is to smile but when you've cabin staff whi look grumpy on a 7h flight that speaks of poor training of cabin staff. Etihad needs to do much better to retain customers on this hot segment."
Pros: "Seat was not super comfortable. Crew was excellent."
Cons: "There was no online checkin or any ability to choose seats on your app."
Cons: "Food choice for vegetarian meal was horrible."
Pros: "Crew excellent,food excellent,was very surprised after reading some bad reviews on the net."
Cons: "Having pyjama to wear will have equalised Qatar business class."
Pros: "On time, drop off to home in Mercedes!"
Cons: "sea food"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "foos service was terrible"
Pros: "Seats were super comfortable and on time arrival."
Cons: "Food servings timings, were not matched with the New York time zone."
Pros: "Overall service"
Cons: "I had to check in my cabin bag"
Pros: "Good news, the checking in process was so delayed as there were so many people, they made sure all who checked in, got on the plane, no hitches on the lugguages either. I got my lugguage in Singapore."
Cons: "JFK to Singapore through Abu Dhabi. The checking in process at JFK was a mess, it was a full flight. There were many people, trying checking in. Two lines, (1) checking in. (2) checked in, dropping off bags. Some of us who had checked in online was trying to drop off bags only. After waiting 1.5 hours, this line isn't moving at all, while the checking in line was moving. Tried telling the gentlemen in charge who worked there that the checked in line dropping off bagguage was not moving, he didn't really care, they made all kinds of excuses saying other people were waiting, so they were completely clueless as to what was going on. I have never experienced this ever and I fly massively each year. First and last time in Etihad. JFK to Abu Dhabi is a good 13 hour flight. NO SNACKS. SG/BA, or any other airline really has nice sandwishes, ramen, chocolate, cookies, chips. Etihad has NOTHING. Not that I snack but still with a 13 to 14 hour flight, airlines should have something to eat during long flights. Really. Etihad who brands and advertises brilliantly, was extremely disppointing to actually be on the flight."
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "Etihad aircrafts Etihad crew"
Cons: "Indian chech in employee"
Pros: "I liked the cleanliness, the beautiful kind staff, and most important of all, the safe flight -- oh yeah, I loved sampling your world class music selection"
Cons: "for a tall guy you need to raise the seats a bit; the food was better than most airplane food but overcooked rice and fish was meh ... it's hard to image how an industrially prepared food could be better, but until you figure it out I'll keep packing my lunch"
Pros: "Everything is fine and good"
Cons: "الملاحين غير متعاونيين ويهددون The crew so bad"
Pros: "It was on time and got thru us customs in Abu Dhabi"
Cons: "Service, seats, food"
Pros: "Etihad is always my first choice in aircraft, in-flight service and ground staff. I've flown them all, and Etihad is a best-in-class..."
Pros: "I reached safe and the flight was smooth with minimal turbulence. I did not interact much with the crew but they did their job as usual."
Cons: "The food was not good. I had ordered low calorie and I got uncooked chicken and uncooked vegetables"
Pros: "Etihad showed some kind of discrimination non-muslims wheel chair passengers. My luggage is not taken good care of as they tear my zipper. The crew of are okay but never take good care of seniors with some physical disabilities to check and see whether they need water to drink on long distance flights as many airlines do. Muslim wheel chair passengers were given preferential treatment as I am always last one to be picked up and my luggage came at the end after waiting for one hour."
Pros: "The new Aircraft is wonderful"
Cons: "Food quality is not good"
Cons: "Same food both time! All mixed! No one passes water or pick up trash"
Pros: "Crew exceptionally great ."
Cons: "Abu Dhabhi airport."
Pros: "Again, excellent flight crew."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."
Pros: "Etihad is the best airlines by far nothing beats it from quality of the planes to the staff."
Cons: "The entertainment needs some improvement they need to work on the content."
Pros: "Great all round experience - good flight, nice plane, comfortable and well equiped with lovely staff."
Cons: "Crew was not as attentive as Emirates Airlines."
Pros: "Airplane was comfortable and entertainment system very good"
Cons: "I spent 15 minutes on the phone to Abu Dhabi at my own expense (international rates, no free phone number) 3 days prior to this flight to order a vegetarian meal. The phone consultant assured me she'd ordered it. However onboard the flight attendants said it had not been ordered and even accused me of not phoning up. I almost had to get out my skype phone records to prove I had tried to order the meal. One flight attendant said he would order it for the next leg of my flight, but when i got on that flight it showed he had not ordered it. I had tried to order this meal 5 times via the etihad website and it did not work. I also added my frequent flyer number which showed as going through, but it did not register (a fact i only found out after the flight). Also felt uncomfortable with the fact the safety video was only half translated into English. Arab speakers had a travel prayer said, English speakers did not get the prayer."
Cons: "THIS FLIGHT WAS NEVER USED HE WAS REFUSED ENTRY INTO LEBANON AND WE CALLED IMMEDIATELY TO USE THE FLIGHT EARLY TO GO BACK TO USA AND THEY REFUSED TO CHANGE IT. WE ASK TO HAVE CREDIT ON A FUTURE FLIGHT AND WE WERE DENIED. WE FLY EMPLOYEES LL OVER THE WORLD WE WILL NOT USE YOUR AIRLINE AGAIN."
Pros: "staff were great"
Cons: "a little bit of a late departure"
Cons: "They ran out of food (lamb and chicken) and served veg dish for both the main courses!!"
Pros: "Overall flight experience was good, but the ground staff need to be more real time responsive and should own responsibility."
Cons: "My baggage is still missing and no one is responding to number presented on the sheet in Chicago, very bad. Please get my baggage to me and be kind to the customers in aftermath of the services."
Cons: "People sitting in wrong seats and queue jumping"
Cons: "Few food and drinks options Bathrooms not so clean"
Pros: "All crew members were 5 star and so friendly! They checked many times on everyone, coming along with water often."
Cons: "The attendant who checked me at Delhi airport informed that the flight to Abu Dbabi to Istanbul was a full flight and therefore the only option was to have a seat in the middle. However, near the end of my flight I went to the bathroom and noticed there were MANY open seats with more than a handful of people that had a whole row to themselves. I wonder where she got her information because what she shared with me was totally false and I am totally appaled. very old on flight - dress warm!"
Pros: "the crew of the airline and the staff at Abu Dhabi airport were overwhelmingly friendly and thoughtful and helpful. I am an oversize person which can make flying difficult in many ways. first, they never made me feel like I was inconviencing them by asking for help and then 2nd, when one of my neighbors decided to make a big fuss about it, they asked me if I'd like to move to a better seat (which I was happy to take them up on). I had a long layover and was given meal tickets to get food at the food court in the airport. Everyone was very kind."
Cons: "the boarding procedure was difficult at Abu Dhabi. We had to go up a staircase which felt insecure and didn't have a good railing to hold onto. I was not the only passenger who was having trouble."
Pros: "comfrt. electrical support. got all our luggage."
Pros: "The flight was on time & the ground crew was courteous."
Cons: "The food was just not appealing ,palak paneer barely had any paneer in it and the sandwich for snack was dry.when I wanted to use the bathroom there was a big puddle on the floor ,I asked the stewardess if it can be cleaned, she decided to bring 5-6 half empty coffee pots to the bathroom & proceeded to dump them in the toilet,after she was done with the dumping procedure she came back with gloves & some cleaner & shut the door to clean up the mess , after she came out I thanked her but she just glared back at me even though I had not left that mess there,I don't think I would be flying Etihad again."
Cons: "I was assigned a middle seat next to a obese person. It was very unpleasant 13 hours, and the airlines could have moved one of us."
Pros: "The staff were great. Comfortable."
Cons: "Not much."
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: "abu dubai airport transit area"
Cons: "nothing bad that i could found"
Pros: "The crew was nice, there was enough leg room to where it wasn't uncomfortable for me."
Pros: "The service was great."
Cons: "The food was not up to the standard"
Pros: "I've flown more than 9 different airways on international flights; Etihad has probably the best economy seats and in flight entertainment with large movie collection."
Cons: "Etihad overbooked me along with more than a dozen other passengers on a 14-hour international flight. Apparently Etihad decides on who gets left behind. Etihad's "Transit Travelers" service is one of the WORST customer service desks I've ever been to. I waited in line for 2 hours. Passengers were urging to be served so they can make it to their connecting flights not knowing they have been already selected not to board those plains. Voices were raised and demands were made to speak to the supervisor. It was chaos. I made it to the agent shortly after the gate to my flight had opened. I was shocked by how the agent lacked empathy when he informed me I won't make it to the connecting flight because it had been overbooked. Not an apology or even sir! I was forced to be rerouted which stretches my 25-hour trip to 33 hours. Then the connecting flight gets delayed more than an hour resulting in missing the second connecting flight. Now my trip has become a 41-hour trip, I missed a day of work that's worth more than double the value of the voucher Etihad gave me and lost one day of unscheduled vacation. Etihad even damages my bag that had servived more than 10 flights. I will never fly Etihad and strongly recommend against flying with Etihad."
Pros: "Lots of legroom!"
Cons: "Major first flight to Abu Dhabi has been canceled. That took place around 5 hours. Then the whole journey has been rebooked and I reached the final destination after 10 hours of the previous schedule with lost baggage."
Cons: "Punctuality, No break fast"
Pros: "Timeliness of flight departure arrival"
Cons: "Food was of poor taste and quality on Etihad. Jet airways food good. Eye patch made of material that smelled strongly."
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