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MayBest time to beat the crowds (13% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (31% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

S$ 426(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

S$ 410or less

Good deal one-way

S$ 170or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for S$ 170 or less one-way and S$ 410 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Singapore to Colombo was found, on average, 16 days before departure.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 25% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Fly directly to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) with Sri Lankan Airlines or Malindo Air and benefit from the airlines’ lounges at Changi Singapore Airport (SIN). SATS Premier Lounge at Terminal 3 (T3) welcomes Malindo Air business class flyers and the Dnata Lounge, also at T3, is for business class flyers or Sri Lankan Airlines.
  • If you don’t want to miss out on your latest TV show while waiting to board your plane, check out the TV lounge at Changi Airport, located at T3 and 4 in their respective departure halls.
  • If Bandaranaike Airport serves as a stopover or you want to slip into bed after a late night arrival, the onsite Serenediva Transit Hotel is a convenient choice. Head to the second level of the arrivals/departure hall to enjoy a pleasant night in one of their comfortable rooms.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Singapore Changi to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.6
Singapore Airlines
Overall score based on 3,893 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "When the seat folded down (business class) into a bed, it gave almost a twin size bed that was flat."
Cons: "Being in business class, I had expected the food to be better. Also, the red wines offered were only a sub selection of the ones in the menu."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Flight time shorter than scheduled. Food good. Crew great."
Cons: "Somewhat limited recent release movies compared to Emirates."

Pros: "Average flight"
Cons: "Seats on this aircraft have very upright seats. Not very comfy"

Pros: "More space then previous flights. Attendants very pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "Ran out of the food choices by the time they reached me. Had to make do with what was left."

Pros: "I have tall family members and they had enough legroom even at the back of the plane. Service was excellent. Snacks and drinks were regular on offer even between meal. Very nice, professional staff even after 13 hours of flight. Just excellent. Thank you for this very pleasant experience. Will definitely fly Singapore Airlines again."
Cons: "There is room for improvement with the special meals. The non gluten brun was very hard. In general it would be nice if passengers could pre-order from a set selection of foods online what they would like on their tray. This would hopefully lower the amount of food that sadly goes to waste. Also it would be nice to have gluten free snacks on board. Flying with celiac disease is not easy."

Pros: "Everyrhing"
Cons: "Everything was fine."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "As a frequent flyer, I have found out that the few dollars i spend more on SQ is well worth it"

Pros: "Seats are big as old plane"
Cons: "Very old plane, entertainment system therefore very old too. Service was slow, 2 hours after start till they serve dinner, another 1 hour to clear. No special boarding for staralliance gold members"

Pros: "The cabin crew were fantastic. Food was abundant. Most boarding systems worked well. Choosing seats was confusing on website so we were allocated seating. The newer planes had a fantastic touch screen entertainment system. The seats on the newer planes were much more comfortable and roomy"
Cons: "The small seats are squishy on the older planes. The entertainment system on the older planes were dated and difficult to use. I felt sick after the flight to UK but felt fine coming home after one long flight on a newer plane."

Cons: "Ran out of options for dinner and could not eat the macaroni cheese they had on offer, so got 2 small packets of nuts instead...international flight running out of food options? Pretty slack. A part of the interior wall fell off onto my foot upon take off and I had to hold it in place for a while until a hostess came....doesn’t give you the best feeling when the plane starts breaking on take off. One of the male stewards was appalling towards a young mum I sat next too...too the extent of giving her dirty looks because she spilled a bit of water on the seat and then told her she had to pack everything away she was using, including the baby wipes! I stepped in and told him how this was not ok and all other staff members were helpful and he was making this Mum upset. He should not be working for such a people friendly reputable airline! Maybe Jetstar instead! Was appalled at the entire flight to be honest!"

Pros: "USB and plug for every seat, reasonable leg space and leg rest, good food choice and very attentive crew."
Cons: "No negative points"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew. Efficient service and good boarding. Seemingly wider seats than the newer A350s."
Cons: "Positively ancient entertainment system with poor selection and bad visual quality. Ads pop up every time you go into another menu. If you're flying SIN->BNE I'd avoid the 7.20am departure, you'll get the old 777-200s rather than the A350s they run on other departures."

Cons: "When refreshments were being served they did so in a hurry for some reason and missed passengers including myself. We had to call for an attendant to serve the refreshments who seemed a little annoyed at that."

Pros: "Brand new aircraft, excellent service and food"
Cons: "J class seat, 12A window. Top of my seat curled around my sides, which blocked vision thru 1.5 of the 3 windows I had access to. The enclosure also protuded into my left bicep when I had my elbow resting on the arm rest. Table on my right hand side was too close to my body, and to high to reach a drink easily, I literally had to lift my whole right arm to pick up a glass."

Pros: "Great service."
Cons: "Disinfectant smell."

Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "My seat was very hard"

Pros: "Seats more comfortable than premium economy, staff more helpful!"
Cons: "Food was ordinary"

Cons: "The desserts. The bun."

Cons: "Outdated Cabin Fit Out"

Pros: "Able to check luggage in 48 hrs before flight saving $50 storage fees, so went back into CBD for the day."
Cons: "20 mins late boarding meant plane left 35 mins late although still arrived on time."

Pros: "Staff, food and emenities great for economy class"
Cons: "Inflight entertainment wasn't as extensive as in previous years."

Cons: "Boarding at Singapore airport was shocking, as we had to wait 6 hours for our flight. Rating low to the crew mainly because of the ground staff as they were not very communicative to begin with about the explanation for our delay. Only when the passengers got a bit more vocal about wanting explanations, they started giving us a bit more information. All estimated times given for boarding the flight were incorrect by a big margin! Seemed more like they were giving shorter wait time for boarding just to please the passengers, where as they were well aware of how long the wait would be."

Pros: "Liked the service"
Cons: "Nothing special."

Pros: "I felt safe ( important to me) and had just the right amount of attention from staff Very comfortable"

Pros: "Was very old plane but was good"
Cons: "Food and crew was well"

Pros: "I've always flown Singapore airlines wherever possible. Standards are unbeatable until this flight..."
Cons: "The dinner was terrible. I am a long time customer of Singapore Airlines and I know where the standard are. The food on this flight was the worst I've seen. The starter (vermicelli) was overly salty, dry and severely undercooked. The main course was acceptable but the portion of chicken was more like side dish not main. Missing sides."

Pros: "I liked there was entertainment"
Cons: "It was an old tired plane"

Pros: "The attendants are pleasant to the eye, thats about it."
Cons: "I heard so many good things and was left disappointed. The service from staff try to help and be nice but some of them do not care at all, things like too busy to bring a beverage etc was a tad annoying. dont know if i will use them again"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and whole on ground process was efficient."
Cons: "Aircraft not as clean as expected from a flight departing from their home port. Can't put my finger on it, but standards have slipped for slipped for SQ, albeit from a very high standard."

Pros: "Crew service"
Cons: "Very old entertainment system. Poor screen visibility. Cramped"

Pros: "The staff are so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend travelling with the airline. The A380 is a great way to travel with more space in economy. I booked seats on the upper deck where there is a smaller economy cabin. Makes you feel a bit more civilised up the top!"
Cons: "Economy class isn't great for a long haul flight but the staff make it much more bearable."

Pros: "Just a generic flight. Had nice movies but nothing special."
Cons: "I felt very cramped and though it's nothing with the airline I had 2 crying babies right near me during the flight."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Old planes and screens."

Pros: "Sound sleep"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The staff were helpful, once I had complained enough."
Cons: "Aircraft was old, tired, and uncomfortable. The seat of my chair was not attached. There were huge comms boxes below every 2nd seat so zero legroom. Screens were so old they were unwatchable and tiny. Air Asia provides a superior service for a fraction of the price."

Pros: "Singapore service is always outstanding"
Cons: "temp on plane was freezing and even two blankets did not suffice. Everyone was really cold."

Pros: "No fuss flight but lacking that something extra"

Cons: "Crew rarely walked aisles with water. Gluten free meal was mediocre. Seat was old and uncomfortable. Entertainment options were mediocre."

Cons: "cramped uncomfortable seats freezing cold"

Cons: "The food was very poor indeed, the entertainment system was not working in my seat or the seat behind, I had to move to another seat"

Pros: "Changed by very helpful ground staff from lousy seats to exit row at no cost."
Cons: "Entertainment interface showing its age."

Pros: "The ground staff in Sydney!"
Cons: "From the moment we checked in in Singapore there was no service. Having travelled first class and Economy before with Singapore I was very disappointed with Business class. My husband and daughter were in First Class. The service was below average to say the least - more training required from check in to on board - (in Sydney the staff on the ground went above and beyond) In Singapore it was very fake and contained no sincerity. The lounge itself was also ordinary compared to others, no Amenity kits or PJs in business class - even Virgin Australia has that! I was so excited to be travelling Singapore again given past experiences but now Im not sure I will want to fly them again."

Pros: "Good crew, but working with some tired, old equipment."
Cons: "The padding in my seat seemed to be a bit thin and became progressively more uncomfortable as the flight progressed. The in-flight entertainment systems are really showing some wear & tear. The screen was blurry, the letters on the control buttons had work off and the sound quality was terrible."

Pros: "Arrival in Canberra was excellent."
Cons: "Horrendously uncomfortable business-class seat for a redeye flight."

Pros: "Movie selection, very helpful crew and good quality food."
Cons: "Nothing!"

Cons: "Aircraft was dated with old business class seats which are worn. Minimal options in movies to watch"

Cons: "The entertainment was poor"

"Never let me on flight bc of Covid requiremrnts"

Pros: "Good crew. Nice flight. Newer equipment."
Cons: "The transfer process was a little burdensome."

Pros: "The seat was ok... not too narrow neither too wide. All crews were awesone"
Cons: "Plz improve the foods and entertainments"

Pros: "Yes"

Pros: "attentive crew. comfortable seating. good food options"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "The crew were not attentive. I needed milk for my child but they never came back. Their food was HORRIBLE and only two choices and both spicy and tasted disgusting. Honestly the worst flight for me with Qatar airways"

Pros: "Food and being ontime"
Cons: "Seats are too hard"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The seat was could have been firmer and a little more space between the rows in economy would help greatly for comfort for all."

Cons: "Toilets needs air freshener as so many passengers use them."

Pros: "Staff are very polite and helpful (ground staff and in the air)."
Cons: "The food was hit and miss. Some of it was good and some of it used ketchup as a sauce. The economy seats have been stripped down to budget airline level padding and the rows seem have been been jammed in a little closer."

Pros: "The comfort of the plane"
Cons: "The staff at Atlanta International Airport were terrible; not customer friendly. The supervisor at the check-in counter needs to be replaced. I am not one of your frequent flyers but travel internationally. However, based on his attitude I will think twice to select Qatar as my choice of airlines."

Pros: "Great service & very comfortable lie flat business class seat for this red eye flight."

Pros: "Boarding was very smooth."
Cons: "We were seated in the last row, and by the time the food came around, 2 of the 3 entree options were unavailable. We had to have fish or not get an entree at all."

Pros: "So many carriers have cut back on so many things, our flight on Qatar Airlines felt like a throwback to the days when flying was enjoyable. Everything about our flight was better than we have come to expect from most other airlines. To highlight one surprise - the in-flight meals were high quality."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Service and entertainment."
Cons: "Food."

Pros: "Out flight was not crowded so after take off we could take up all three seats. That was cool for a little nap. Crew was good. Everything was good."
Cons: "Everything was good."

Pros: "Good attention from cabin crew and good food"

Pros: "The plane was relatively new, the original departure time was also slightly delayed, but overall it wasn’t that bad."
Cons: "The hot food has some room for improvement, although it tasted good, there was hardly any vegetables in the chicken dish."

Pros: "Attentive service - woke me up before landing (as instructed) and served a meal."
Cons: "Boarding on Doha was chaotic"

Pros: "Good movie selection, very friendly crew"

Cons: "I’m a 6’3” in shape man. I selected the bulkhead seats for extra leg room. Great crew, but my shoulders stuck past the seat edge 3” on both sides. Qatar should revise their claim of most room in cabin - this 12 hour flight was one of the roughest I’ve had in a long time comfort wise."

Pros: "I was surprised with the quality of gluten free meals served for me, it was well organised and taken care of where I never had to wait. My flight schedules were changed few days before departure by Qatar Airways, but only thing I had to do was to confirm that I have noted, my seats and all the rest of details intact, excellent."

Pros: "Crew and food"
Cons: "It was a pretty old flight and had no tv in front! Huge disappointment. Probably they thought ppl flying from Doha to Colombo were ok with a low quality flight with no entertainment."

Pros: "All good"

Pros: "Boarding and crew were excellent."
Cons: "Lack of information about the flight delay of 4hr 45 min apart from expected take off time."

Pros: "La mejor atención, buena comida, comodidad, confiabilidad, pilotaje, tranquilidad"
Cons: "Podrían tener más películas con subtítulos en español, jugos mas conocidos y la música mejor organizada para búsqueda"

Pros: "Plane, crew, boarding"
Cons: "Coach class is not for long haul flights"

Pros: "Flight was very comfortable and a pleasant ride"
Cons: "food service could be a bit more prompt"

Pros: "The movie selection was good."
Cons: "-my seat did not recline, which I understand that I was close to the emergency exit but the person in front of me could still put their seat back way farther than they should be able to and I was unable to do simple things like put my glass of water on my tray -I had a vegetarian meal which was literally just rice and ground up brown mush-I have no idea what that much was -I asked twice for new headphones because my was broken but they forgot -When the flight attendant was coming around with water and she looked me to see if I wanted any and I said yes, she just skipped over me. I didn't pay a few hundred dollars extra for this."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "All Qatar employees were friendly and helpful. A great flight!"

Pros: "Good in-flight service"
Cons: "Cramped seats"

Cons: "We had to wait for about 5 years, more than 3 hours unscheduled wait. During this time we were provided with a very poor breakfast."

Pros: "The seating, crew members, and entertainment was really good."

Cons: "Luggage was lost"

Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Cons: "There was a rude counter staff when we checked in in Singapore."

Pros: "Excellent service everyone was generous"

Pros: "Respect the scheduel and well organize."

Pros: "The airplane was spacious."
Cons: "The omelette was too tough."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Was denied boarding."

Pros: "Good staff and service."
Cons: "Too long a flight and require more leg room and reclining seats to be more comfortable."

Pros: "Friendly crew Good choice of food and beverage"
Cons: "Aircraft changed without notice Trapped in cramped window seat No storage bins IFE strobing windows tabs and would not switch off Useless design of chair lead to loss and destruction of my Kindle"

Pros: "Great service by the flight crew! Friendly and competent. Food is decent but not quite up to Emirates. Kudos to QA for investing in the A-350. Quiet and comfortable."
Cons: "The headphone jack on my entertainment system was defective."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and everything else was very good and comfortable on the flight."
Cons: "The boarding process was odd. We got to the gate too early (by maybe 10 mins before boarding time) so we were told to sit outside of the designated seating area and that they would make an announcement when we should go back up there. There was never an announcement, but we felt it was getting late so we went to check at the desk and they then said we were late and they were waiting on us. They were very nice about everything, but just thought that was really strange."

Pros: "I was promised Wifi on all flights when I called customer service and I was frustrated I only had it on 2 out of the 4 flights ... And the connection was bad. I needed to work and planned on it after I heard the wifi was available for purchase."
Cons: "Did not like there was no wifi when I was told there was. The food was good and the service as well... It was comfortable !"

Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "The seats were a bit roomier and more comfortable than any other plane I have been on. There was a good variety in entertainment selection on the individual screens. The stewardesses were lovely and attentive. Food was delicious and balanced and was served with real silverware."

Cons: "Flight got delayed and missed short connection in Doha. Had to fly to JFK instead. No compensation."

Pros: "Brand new plane, everything clean and working, crew friendly, smooth flight"

Cons: "Being on time"

Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Food and service about drinks limited unfortunately"

Cons: "why did they take my blanket and headphones 1 hour before we land?"

Pros: "The seats were amazingly narrow and uncomfortable. Difficult to get out of; did not see crew very often with water"
Cons: "Less confusing controls on the equipmentl"

Pros: "There was almost a two hour delay, there wasn’t any information communicated, everybody was just asked to take seats in the waiting area. The entire process wasn’t very well organised."

Cons: "Scrambled eggs breakfast was more like a mousse and had no texture"

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Pros: "Crew was amazing and meals were perfect."

Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "The food and the crew way of speaking to people"

Pros: "In flight entertainment was excellent"
Cons: "My first flight the seat was towards the back and was smaller than others."

Pros: "A380s are good aircraft. Emirates entertainment is second to none ."
Cons: "I'm the first leg 777 aircraft sat towards the back and my window seat was smaller than most seats. I had 1 hour 25 minutes connection in Dubai . But it was a VERY. Long walk from C3 to B14 . By the time for of the plane and reached my connecting gate t8gey were already boarding . Dubai is too big"

Pros: "Crew were excellent"
Cons: "The TV was small and poor resolution and brightness. Also no USB power at my seat."

Pros: "Everything Was Just Perfect"

Pros: "-Crew were nice and friendly -Aircraft had nice new business class products -Food was good -Lavatories were good -Great entertainment system and selection -Air ventilation over seat -High walls - good privacy for window seat -Intuitive buttons and menus for controlling seat and entertainment system"
Cons: "-Seats were in a high-density 2-3-2 configuration on a 7-hour flight -Narrow seats -Limited storage space near seat -Could not figure out how to use wifi -Boarding announcement was made late"

Pros: "Cold meal was nice, standard business class, no amenities. Nice crew, welcome on board."
Cons: "The crew was in a constant hurry after. The meal was ok, but no cocktails served. Tablet was not working remotely, it has to be connected to the dock all the time. USB port was also not working, did not charge my phone. I’m glad that we did not buy the business upgrade for his flight before. It would felt wasting all our points. Luckily we were upgraded during check in. Check in was awful, they checked in 4 people in front of us roughly in 20 minutes in MLE. It felt like waiting for forever."

Pros: "Friendly staff at boarding and on flight. Very attentive."
Cons: "Food was not as nice as other airlines and my 11 yo daughter was only provided normal adult meal. For full service airline actually went thirsty - constant water should be a given."

Pros: "The flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I felt very pampered!"

Pros: "Emirates is everything we can wish"

Pros: "I definitely love Emirates' use of the A380 as it is more spacious and therefore offers a more comfortable ride. It also helps that their cabin crew were accommodating and the services offered onboard were good."

Pros: "What I like is the food served, the entertainment, and the toilet."
Cons: "What I didn’t like is some of the stewardess attitude wasn’t really good, they have the grumpy face throughout. My seat, was unable to push back, the button was gone."

Pros: "Very Kind"
Cons: "My seat assignment"

Pros: "Flight was quite empty and boarding was swift and easy."

Pros: "Good inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Inflight service perfunctory Food of adequate standard Both used to be much better on Emirates"

Pros: "Comfortable seat, even in economy class. Very quiet engine noise. Extensive in-flight entertainment. Attentive crew."
Cons: "Boarding experience was cumbersome and overly complicated. After going through the whole security screening process to enter the departures area (I boarded in Singapore), the whole security process is performed again to get to the gate. Why do I and my carry-on luggage need to be checked twice? Once at the gate, all passengers are herded like sheep into an area that has insufficient seats for the number of passengers, so many are left to stand or sit on the floor. If the airline wants to use a plane that carries 500+ passengers, then use a gate that can accommodate that number."

Pros: "Nice airport"
Cons: "It took Emirates a while to let passengers out. 1 hr layover is just barely in enough, expect to run or fast walk to connecting flights. Not organize when boarding aircraft."

Pros: "The food and service. Toilets are clean"
Cons: "Should watch on how many beer/champagne the steward serving to the customer as we had an old man who is super drunk sitting beside us and keep asking for more. Should also include toothbrush for our overnight flight as we reached Melbourne in the morning."

Cons: "The seat that was booked is stand by seat and so much problems arose. Last missing the flight."

Cons: "Bad seat"

Pros: "In flight meals were quite good. In fact, I would order the smoked chicken salad if I were in a restaurant. Service by cabin crew was excellent as well. Courteous, friendly and knowledgeable$o."
Cons: "In flight entertainment could have more recent movies."

Cons: "It was delayed for 8 hours!!!"

Cons: "Seat a little uncomfortable even with mattress. Food not great."

Pros: "Crew were lovely"
Cons: "Insufficient vegan option"

Pros: "I like the food , yummy"
Cons: "I was in window seat. When serving food and beverages crew didn't give much concern."

Pros: "The plane were newer. Larger monitor."

Cons: "I found out that my payment was not verified as I arrived at the airport and I wasn't informed my email or any kind of way about it. It was a total disaster. Deeply disappointed. Regards"

Pros: "The air conditioning worked properly"
Cons: "You asked for a drink and they never return☹️"

Pros: "Received a flight credit"
Cons: "Emirates overbooked the flight and we were bumped."

Cons: "THe Entertainment system did not work. which meant no tv, info or seat adjustment. this was in First Class. horrible"

Cons: "The touchscreens on the 777s were a bit unresponsive."

Cons: "Very bad change process, through vyaname It was impossible to change the flight although it was 5 days earlier And wr missed the flight"

Pros: "Upgraded to Business Class. On a A380 its really significant."
Cons: "The crew was abit too talkative during non-service."

Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Smallest leg room ever"

Pros: "The in flight entertainment and food was enjoyable. Overall service of the crew was excellent."
Cons: "The flight was delayed ~10 minutes boarding and I would have appreciated announcements to update the passengers with what was going on / the status of the flight."

Cons: "The crew was very impolite."

Pros: "Wow totally worth it. I'm now spoiled by how fantastic this airline is. Entertainment, service, food, and comfort. If emirates is flying to my destination I will for sure use them."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Crew couldn't have been friendlier!"

Cons: "Baggage took almost 2 hours to get out at return destination"

Pros: "Confy"
Cons: "19H i guess, window seat's screen was not working"

Cons: "No information re cancelled flight, board at Dubai indicated flight delayed with no time or boarding gate. Over 300 people at Emirates / Qantas customer service desk and 2 operators. Only found out that the flight may be cancelled from an email from kayak. Eventually got on a flight 6 and a half hours later. When leaving the board still said ek5101 delayed. I am sure if left up to Emirates / Qantas we would still be sitting at Dubai looking at the board."

Pros: "The crew and the selection of movies"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Best Airline and services"
Cons: "Best Airline and services"

Cons: "No"

Pros: "The food was really good. Had the chicken sausage with pasta and mushroom."
Cons: "After travelling from the Maldives and our final flight home from Melbourne to Brisbane, several people had their luggage sopping wet due to rain at Melbourne. Everything inside the luggage was wet. Qantas Customer Service was not empathetic. They said it was only water and bad luck."

Pros: "Crew was excellent as always with the Sri Lankan hospitality."
Cons: "It was an old aircraft and felt dirty. Screens, seats, lavatories, everything was old. There were some really loud and rude passengers behind us causing disruption to everyone around. The crew tried to handle it but the passengers were just not cooperating."

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Excellent flight apart from the delay!"
Cons: "Leave on time!"

Pros: "The seats and Inflight entertainment was excellent."
Cons: "Crew ran out of food choices despite the fact that I was seated near the front of the aircraft. Crew came out for the first service and didn’t serve again for the rest of the flight."

Cons: "The airplane is old!"

Pros: "Very friendly and attentive crew. Good entertainment options."
Cons: "Business class seat is OK, not great - fine for 3.5 hour flight"

Pros: "Crew is amazing with a smile always. It was a new aircraft with nice screens and a good variety of movie selections. Service was excellent as well as the food."
Cons: "I was denied checking in a the counter. I bought the ticket with a friends credit card and they needed to have the actual card to swipe and then only they get access to my booking. It is company policy but it is not stated when you are making the purchase the airlines website. It says so on the bottom of the ticket on the page long rules in small print. And in all honesty who reads all of that these days. The ground crew were nice enough to take me to the airlines office at the airport and figure out a solution. It took an hour and a half to sort it out and get a verification from headquarters office in Srilanka."

Pros: "Super on time"

Pros: "Plenty of leg room."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Check in process was smooth, crew amazing, food excellent and in flight entertainment exciting."

Pros: "All crews they are helpfull"
Cons: "Food same going and coming times"

Pros: "Very prompt service and amazing hospitality. Despite the numerous times I called them for service, the staff were always polite and served me with a smile. Overwhelming hospitality really!"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Airport (Guangzhou) very confusing...not fault of airlines; whoever designed the airport in GZ should go back to school Flight delayed 45 minutes"

Pros: "The service and crew were excellent!"
Cons: "The seats weren’t very comfortable but overall the plane was very clean and again the service was impeccable."

Pros: "Acceptable but not exceptional as expected"
Cons: "Unfortunately the it was a bumpy ride as most of the time the seat belt sign was on and crew had to discontinue services for a while. This was beyond airlines control. The crew did not distribute the Sri lankan landing cards onboard. This caused some confusions for first time travellers as they had to cone off the immigration queue and went to pick the card up and to complete. Some foreigners were unhappy about it."

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Not enough leg space, cramped seats"

Pros: "Perfect"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours."

Cons: "There was no uniform procedure in the flights, crew is too lazy to perform their duties. probably the first and last flying with Sri Lankan."

Cons: "We really appreciate your prompt response.Your customer service guidance is supportive for us."

Pros: "comfortable timing for india."
Cons: "1.we seated at UL 604 / 52K video was not updated , one one movie was displayed. 2. Crew was asking options i food ( non veg ) but they ere delivering what they had , question is why they asked option when they don't have option of serving. 3. Crew was pathetic. They discriminate with respect to whites and Indian's. Its really bad."

Pros: "Courteous & helpful crew."
Cons: "Terrible seats and headrests. Highly uncomfortable for an 11 hour journey especially for senior citizens."

Pros: "Staff.. food"
Cons: "SEATS... I flew with other airlines also but this aero plane has worst seats I even sat on.. My travel was of 10 hours and after 3 hours of departure I started having pain in my back...seat was poorly structured. . Its like cushion of seats were dead n on top of it that cushion behind back was too outside.. I was not able to sleep at all as was not comfortable.. Also there was no system at Srilankan airport.. No barriers for travelers so that people stand in cue but no one was following lines as there were none.. Will never fly with Srilankan airlines again ever.."

Pros: "All went well"
Cons: "Flight started on time, landed earlier, nice crew and good food good food."

Pros: "Menu choices were surprisingly better than I thought. It had Western, Chinese and Indian vegetarian. Good work. Keep it up !"
Cons: "Part of the travel was delayed by 2 hours (SIN to COLOMBO) on 22 Dec 2017. Online check-in is bad. I cannot change the pre-selected seat because all shown taken. Must be handled at the counter. So what is the point to do online check-in."

Pros: "Like fying in the dark ages. Our first leg crew did a great job and offered first person information about what not to miss on our tour. Pretty much everything else went from bad to worse!"
Cons: "Our bags got lost on arriving flight and in this day of advanced technology and airport security, no one could even tell “where” our two pieces of luggage was located for 4 days. Needless to say our one time trip to Sri Lanka didn’t happen the way we planned."

Pros: "Boarding by seat row, the cheats who tried to board ahead of their seat row were manoeuvred to the back of the queue. Splendid tactics!"
Cons: "Food and seating were reasonable for economy, that’s what I paid for."

Pros: "Crew are very polite. Fast response."
Cons: "Entertainment for movies no so much update."

Pros: "This was my first time flying in and out of Colombo and on Sri Lankan Air. I was impressed by the staff, the service, and the in flight amenities, considering it was a short 1 hour flight from Colombo to Maldives."
Cons: "I had no dislikes in this trip in particular."

Pros: "Staff were very professional and courteous"

Pros: "They have great direct service, and moderately priced. And fantastic flight times."
Cons: "The flight always leaves late from Dubai and from Colombo. Not to any fault of the airline, but screaming babies the entire flight on the way to Colombo was stressful."

Cons: "ground staff was unable to provide information about the delay"

Cons: "Customer service was abismal when I needed to add my infant son to reservations. Spoke with 10 different reps and spent about 2 hours total on the phone. Poor English."

Pros: "Colombo to Male & vice versa by Sri Lankan airlines has been very disappointing to be polite with regard to disgusting food served by them in small cardboard box with no choices whatsoever unlike a standard career nor what they practiced in the past by serving real food chics, not even a cup of tea or copy. Disgracely shocking practice by a national career & not by any means budget airline. Previously Mihiri Air served even better choice of food & drink at moderate prices but price of ticket was at least 50% cheaper. SL Govt with SLA With no regard for passenger comfort nor giving them a reasonabl deal on his sector should be condemned & boycotted. As a regular traveler I will look at Emirates as a better airlines despite with a different time slots still would be cheaper & value FO money. Wake up Sri Lankan Airlines from your slumber"
Cons: "Food of course"

Pros: "New aircraft from Cok - Colombo. Colombo-Doha was also good flight. Check-in and lounge at both Cok and Colombo were good"
Cons: "Colombo - Doha flight service was not good. Delay in serving food and drinks. Food menu need to update once in three months at least. Since last six months or more it is the same food menu. Same thing with the entertainment, movies need to be updated once in six months."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I had excess luggage and I knew I had to pay for it, I was fine with the fee they quoted. I gave them my American Express card and they did not have the facility to charge that card, how do they not have the ability to use s major credit card at the Bangalore international airport??????? They gave me such a hard time I thought they were going to kick me off the plane just because they had short coming. I had no problem paying the quated amount, since they had the short coming they were blaming me. After a lot discussion/arguments I was able to find a Visa card on me and pay for the excess luggage, but its your short coming and not mine as I had no problem paying the fees yet I was treated badly. What if I did not have a Visa card then would I have been kicked out the plane for something the bangalore international airport have problems. No one should be blamed for issues you have. I had no problem paying to fees... you had the problem that you could not use a major credit card, when there are small markets on the street that can use the American Express card. You should be able to charge people American Express card this is a large international airport with loads of expats living and traveling in and out of Bangalore I hope you look into this instead of just asking for feedback and not doing anything about it. Thanks you, Chrishanthi Fernandopulle"

Pros: "Nice flight, attentive crew."
Cons: "My bags were screened three times. Really? Once through security, we were told the gate wasn't open so we were escorted back out. And then had to go through security again. Chaos. No lines just pushing and shoving, people crawling under the rope and cutting the line. No matter the flight, the airport over shadows every thing."

Pros: "Comfortable flight; good seats, good service by attendants."
Cons: "Rude passengers who ignored the rules."

Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Old plane"

Pros: "Modern Airbus 320-300, choice of chicken or veg in economy (4 or 5 choices in Business). Clean, shiny new airport. Feels a notch or two above Air India. Ceylon tea, of course."

Pros: "The flight attendants were excellent. Very attentive."
Cons: "Older Airbus A320, okay comfort in Business Class seating. Entertainment was on a portable tablet. Food was fair. Nothing to write home about."

Pros: "Friendly and efficient"
Cons: "Bus boarding"

Pros: "easy check in, left on time, arrived on time, bags on time, no problems"
Cons: "tough time - 9:50 p.m. departure, near midnight arrival after turning the time back 90 minutes,"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Refusal to help when connecting flight late. Difficult to contact for help."

Pros: "the ladies were beautiful in their saris, flight left on time, boarding was easy, lunch was decent and price was good. would fly again!"

Pros: "On time arrival. Personal entertainment system. Meal included. Everytging for a 3h flight. Amazing."

Cons: "In terms of comfort, Etihad offers a good level!"

Pros: "On time arrival and departure Aircraft excellent"
Cons: "In flight Service was mediocre at best Baggage arrival very late despite priority tag"

Pros: "Great flight....enjoyed it thoroughly....."

Cons: "Slight inconvenience having to wait for a connecting flight, which delayed our arrival plans at the destination...."

Cons: "Paid for extra leg room seats and didnt get them"

Cons: "- The plane was set to a freezing temperature all the time made it really uncomfortable flight for most of the passengers. - Etihad mostly runs short of veggie food and passengers are asked to go for non veg option. Not cool."

Cons: "Worst food i ever had in flight..please organize goid caterers"

Pros: "Crew was super friendly and helpful. Had good seats, we were able to change them at bag drop. Smooth flight and good entertainment and food"

Pros: "Plane was clean especially bathroom, chairs were comfy, good entertainment options"
Cons: "It took forever to check in and board. Colombo airport is a bit disorganized. Vegetarian meal was 2 types of pasta no vegetables"

Pros: "Seats comfortable especially when plane not too crowded of course!! Blankets large and warm."
Cons: "Staff could be a bit friendlier Movie choice is ok but could be better Food can be improved drastically and could be healthier options"

Pros: "Flight cancelled"

Pros: "787 comfort /"
Cons: "Limited movie selection/ outdated newspapers/ food quality"

Pros: "Aircraft was very good"
Cons: "Food very poor, staff mediocre"

Pros: "As above"
Cons: "As above"

Cons: "The experience with travel agent (vayama) was worse than etihad, everyone know that etihad is not the same level like before, but booking through kayak- bayama was the worst where they didn’t reply on all my emails/ even wheb they did they didn’t answered mg questions, they couldn’t help if i want to book my seat or change my return flight. This is not my fiest time to use kayak app but this time was thr worst and it changed my mindset about travel agents, unfortunately my friends were correct when they said to book directly through airline not kayak..!!!"

Pros: "For a 15 hour flight out was fine. The food is good."
Cons: "Bathroom lines were usually long. Appears a few were not working."

Pros: "The flight attendant attending to seat Numbers 19 J, 19 H and 19K is especially nice. Not the coldly professional practiced niceness but warmly professional."

Pros: "The crew was very kind to my seatmate who needed help filling out some forms. Though they didn't speak her language they found someone nearby who could help."
Cons: "The boarding process was a mess"

Pros: "Didn’t have much choice for vegetarians.. food was not good atol"

Cons: "I couldn't chose the Hindu meal when I booked ticket from Kayak and I had to suffer my entire journey not having food"

Pros: "Decent movie selections."
Cons: "Service is on par with American Airlines which I usually expect a little better with international airlines. Food overalll was terrible. They are not really offering any choices. Even I was first few to be served in the cabin, I was given paneer with rice without offering any options. I complained that how can they possibly run out of options already. They run to the front and got me a chicken meal and told me that was the last one they have. Haha, I totally believed him (not). The meal before landing we were served paneer again. Ugh! Plane is overall dated. They made everybody to fit and weigh the carry on before boarding. My carryon did not fit (although it was pretty standard size carry on) and was over their 7kg (15lbs) weight. I checked mine in since I did not check in any other luggage. But many people were forced check in and pay extra check in fee because they are already at their luggage allowance."

Pros: "Excellent crew"

Pros: "Good food and vegetarian options"
Cons: "Not very good movie options"

Pros: "Staff excellent on board Plane very high standard"
Cons: "Waiting 1.25 hrs to check in in SYD- with 10 and 12 year old children Check-in staff member unclear on passport requirements"

Cons: "Overall the flight was okay. What was disappointing was that our luggage didn't reach Prague at the same time. I have a meeting tomorrow and really wanted to take a bath upon arriving at the hotel. The problem is, all my clothes were in my luggage. Add to the fact that I have an early meeting tomorrow and I don't know what time my luggage will arrive."

Pros: "Warm crew"
Cons: "Some crew were mean"

Cons: "Ticket was not emitted I discovered it two days before departure."

Pros: "What is there not to like? Service, comfort, on-time performance, food, entertainment"

Pros: "Excellent customer service and clean planes."
Cons: "No live TV , food choices are very limited"

Pros: "The crew was rude. And did not answer when called upon."
Cons: "Nimah... I believe her name was. The stewardess for my area. Row 81k"

Pros: "The food was delicious (there was lamb at multiple meals) and the flight attendants had everyone close the windows so as to help with the jet lag."
Cons: "I had a lot of issues with Etihad this trip. First, they changed our return date no less than 3 different times, one of them by more than 2 days. Then, they wouldn't allow us to pick up our checked luggage for our layover in Abu Dhabi because it was under 24 hours long. Unfortunately, while we made our connecting flight the next day, our luggage did not. We ended up spending 3 days without luggage, and ultimately went to the airport ourselves in order to make our tour."

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."

Pros: "the flight was half full so we could really stretch out."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Customer care"

Pros: "Good price to comfort ratio"
Cons: "Horrible food , rest assured you will get a stomach upset"

Cons: "Etihad food used to be very good. Say no more. Now their menu is just like any other airline."

Pros: "Overall"
Cons: "Impossible to contact on phone. When trying to change seats online but could not, I tried to contact on phone. Not possible at all. Finally had to do in airport when not many choices are not available"

Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "Flight got delayed without notice"

Cons: "No proper entertainment on board which would have been fine if the cost of the flight was less.. but considering other airlines provide better entertainment for the same route and less expensive tickets makes its not ok."

Cons: "No dedicated bus or transport for first or business passengers!"

Pros: "Selection of movie and TV shows could have been better"
Cons: "Selection of movies could be better"

Pros: "Great flight - Was very Comfortable in economy class considering it was a 141/2 hour flight . On time. Great Crew. US airline crew can definitely take lessons from the international airline crew on customer service."

Pros: "The sits we're very comfortable, the food was great and there was a flight attendant who was very friendly and very professional, her name was Giorgana from Rumania, I was impressed with how polite, and efficient she was , smiling to all the passengers and doing a great job."

Pros: "Service and comfort"
Cons: "Everything was great ... no complains"

Pros: "Same like above"

Pros: "The staff were great. Comfortable."
Cons: "Not much."

Pros: "Perhaps since it is in the shadow of Emirates, Etihad has been neglected. It is a truly outstanding airline."
Cons: "No frequent flyer sharing with Delta, unlike its partner Alitalia."

Pros: "Evrey thing"
Cons: "No thing"

Pros: "I wanted to cancel my flight ticket 2/3 days after buying it. I called vayama and they told me that it can't be canceled. I asked to reschedule the booking instead and they told me that rescheduling will cost me more than the price of the original ticket! Now I lost the money I paid! I will stop booking my flights through kayak going forward. I am not happy with the service and the policies do not make any sense. This was a waste. I am very disappointed. I had a serious personal reason to not to fly and nothing was taken in to consideration. I will pass this to all people I know."

Pros: "I had a stress free flight everything was handled right on time, made for a good vacation. Everyone was very helpful. I would recommend Etihad."

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