Tickets was confirmed from LHR to ORD and even though I paid for business class they were offering me economy class on the next available flight. Never again.
Every thing is perfect Expect the Indera Gandi Airport "Thailand Airways" staff (the indian guy) he hold us for nothing I we were about to lose our flight to Bangkok. I think I am going to stop using Kayak app, if there is no respons in this matter.
I didn’t have vegetarian food provided , omelet would have sausage in it be cautious
Tim is important for customer …please be on time
Few people on the plane - Was great! The plane was late to board and over an hour late to arrive. They said it was airport control. How can these things not be booked it advance? Very frustrating!
Food quality really need to be improved
all good. crew wasnt attentive to the announcements they were making about the flight. made several mistakes at several tines while announcing destination, arrival time. first officer made this mistake too.
Pros: "Good evening, this is Sarah Al-Makhlouf. I booked a ticket from your website, but it happened to me a great deal. My ticket was from Riyadh to Bahrain, but when I went to the airport, I could not get on the plane, and the reason was that the flight was going to Dubai, not to Bahrain. Is there any solution to this issue, And where is my money? I will send you the ticket in the e-mail, and at the airport they said that it is not strange on your site that the traveler falls into this problem, how can you sell tickets to a particular destination without making sure, who bears the responsibility now?"
Cons: "Good evening, this is Sarah Al-Makhlouf. I booked a ticket from your website, but it happened to me a great deal. My ticket was from Riyadh to Bahrain, but when I went to the airport, I could not get on the plane, and the reason was that the flight was going to Dubai, not to Bahrain. Is there any solution to this issue, And where is my money? I will send you the ticket in the e-mail, and at the airport they said that it is not strange on your site that the traveler falls into this problem, how can you sell tickets to a particular destination without making sure, who bears the responsibility now?"
Cons: "Good food. And not crowded passenger in the bus going to the plane"
Pros: "Pleasant and efficient crew made a middle of the night flight (01.00 - 05.30) quite bearable! Food good too."
Pros: "Once we were in the air (see below), everything was very good."
Cons: "Poor organisation at the airport (maybe notGulfAir's fault). Flight slightly delayed. Gate changed at last minute, board said "Boarding now", but we then waited something like 30 minutes at the new gate to actually start boarding."
Pros: "New & clean aircraft"
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: "Wheel service was excellent"
Cons: "the bouth"
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."
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: "The plane was super new and the flight was smooth and really great. The food was yummie."
Cons: "My luggage did not arrive at the airport in Istnabul and I hope I will get it back."
Pros: "I got a business class upgrade and it was amazing!"
Cons: "The men from the crew was not friendly at all"
Cons: "Boarding, crew, seating, bus gate"
Pros: "Meal options and snacks, good crew staff. And relatively comfortable seating. The plane waited for us because of the earlier delayed flight, though we prefer to have been given the option to stay the night and catch the next morning flight."
Cons: "The flight got delayed from Alexandria and the staff at Manama airport directed us to a counter to get our onward boarding passes but another senior member of staff asked us "what are you doing here" and asked us to go straight to the gate, then when we arrived at Abu Dhabi the baggage did not arrive with us and we had to go back to the airport later to pick them up."
Pros: "The 20 yr old A330/200 was decided past its sell by ..."
Cons: "Very poor movie & TV choices. Business class seat very uncomfortable"
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"
Cons: "onboard entertainment is very limited"
Pros: "how convenient it is"
Pros: "Everything went fine, no complains!"
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: "No communication with passengers about flight delay and subsequent change. We were told the plane would wait for us, but found out they had left with half the flight being left stranded. Awesome."
Cons: "Their price and services"
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."
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: "While we waited in line (Group 2), we were bypassed several times by members of higher Groups, Problem with gate staff in London."
Pros: "I was rerouted entirely to fly with Austrian Air, and only landed 2 hours later than scheduled, which was nice."
Cons: "My Gulf Air flight from Bangkok to Paris was delayed 7 hours which would make me miss my connection to Paris in Bahrain...and they wanted to put me on a new flight that would have me layover in Bahrain for more than 18 hours, and landing in Paris 24 hours later than planned. I politely said no and asked them to find me something else, and they did--so that was good. But the suggested alternative for a 7 hour delay was absolutely ridiculous. Also, the 7 hour delay was never explained and no other flights were delayed, so I guess it was something wrong with the plane?"
Pros: "More movies And good food Pls have working charges of iPhone on Bahrain airport"
Cons: "Missed my connection from Doha to this flight neither Qatar air or gulf would help me reschedule ticket had to pay third airline to get home"
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "being on time"
Pros: "Flights were on time."
Cons: "Flight from Muscat to Bahrain was cancelled at the last minute, and I had to call GulfAir to sort it. We had to add another leg to the trip to get to the final location in time. It was a long travel time for a short way to go."
Cons: "Crew was loud not professional."
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."
Cons: "In terms of comfort, Etihad offers a good level!"
Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "The chair is crazy small and tide was really not comfortable at all . I wish they could make it a little bit bigger"
Pros: "On time arrival and departure Aircraft excellent"
Cons: "In flight Service was mediocre at best Baggage arrival very late despite priority tag"
Pros: "787 no one cannot love it"
Cons: "Maybe bigger seats with better privacy"
Pros: "Plane was fine"
Cons: "The bus took forever to reach the plane. Food quality was poor"
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: "Crew was excellent food was good."
Cons: "sea food"
Pros: "Everything was excellent. The entertainment system was also excellent."
Cons: "The flight had onboard wifi which was awesome to be able to be online during the flight but it did lack the level of service expected. Everything on the flight was fantastic except the wifi which kept dropping out"
Pros: "Food and crew"
Cons: "Entertainment, comfort"
Pros: "I flew economy Melbourne > Abu Dhabi and then Abu Dhabi to Melbourne. The first leg of the flight was great, the flight wasn’t full and I had a whole row to myself. The flight attendant even gave me some tips to ensure nobody sat there. This flight was on an A380 so the plane was large and it felt spacious."
Cons: "There are a number of things that Etihad do that just degrade the quality and experience of the flight and I probably wouldn’t fly with them again as a result. I’ve listed these below: 1) Entertainment system is poorly appointed and travel in two seperate months found that little had been refreshed on the in flight programs. 2) The entertainment system is deactivated until the seat belt sign is turned off, and is deactivated again about 30 minutes prior to landing. 3) You practically have to cut off your arm to get some water. I would always bring my own water on the flight, but Australian regulations prevent more than 100mls being carried on flight. 4) The service is inconsistent, some staff are just downright rude and others are incredibly friendly. The time waiting after pressing the call bell is excessive and in one case my drink never arrived. 5) Unlike other airlines, they don’t give you a “menu” to chose from for the inflight meal. Instead they just come around asking “Chicken, Lamb or vegetarian”, and lack any real understanding of what’s actually in the food. 6) When you order a drink, they open the can pour some into a cup but don’t give you the remainder in the can. 7) The inflight wifi is expensive. 19.95 USD for 180mb puts them at one of the most expensive. Overall, I would have expected a bit more from an airline such as Etihad."
Pros: "Cabin service was excellent and the NY as well as Abu Dhabi lounge were very impressive."
Cons: "NY ground operations were pathetic. We were delayed 1 hour due to transfer baggage loading and people not taking their seats rather clogging the aisles... Sydney connection folk le were panicking but flight crew made up 30 minutes"
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: "787 comfort /"
Cons: "Limited movie selection/ outdated newspapers/ food quality"
Pros: "Crew was excelent ,"
Cons: "While chk in , they wanted to charge me for half a kilo extra weight , very bad jester, internet charges expensive. Flight was late at departure for 35 minutes without any explanation."
Cons: "The smell inside the flight"
Pros: "Food and entertainment was good"
Cons: "If your someone with mild restless leg syndrome, go business class or the leg room package or you will be miserable."
Cons: "Not happy with Etihad Checkin counter desk at Ho Chi Minh Airport. The person at the baggage drop off desk wasn't helphul at all. Being ignored for 30 minutes. I believe that this person needs to be trained in order to know who needs to be helped first as he worked at that particular counter for people who already Checkin online."
Cons: "food was bad in taste ,they present us just like give to baggers there was no serving in trays .pictures show in add. are all falls we did not get that kind of food in our whole trip . for exps .in dinner they serve 2 small buns filled with 2 leave of spinch 1 bean barito 1small piece of chocolate for desert. for breakfast was lentel,with mashed patatos.when I asked for somthing else.reply was we do not have anything else.so i did not have anything in my 15 houre flight."
Pros: "Multiple delays which was due to poor management on the airlines side"
Pros: "I thought 11 thousand dollars for 2 of us to fly was way to dear business class there was not a lot of room. Was my own fault I thought I was going on a380 but I woukd think twice about booking again for that price not worth it."
Pros: "Leaving the aircraft."
Cons: "As far as I'm concerned, this is the worst airline I've ever flown. We got stuck with $350 in baggage fees, because a clause stating that we were not allowed a check-in bag was buried in the fine print for our ticket purchase. The website was not working prior to our return flight, and if it had worked, we would have been able to get at least a discount on this outrageous fee. But , despite this, (we took a screenshot) the counter staff in Abu Dhabi would not give us the discount. A baggage fee for $350 dollars for one bag? There is word for this. Thievery."
Cons: "Mishandled baggage"
Cons: "Etihad has gone downhill over the past few years and please consider this carrier as your last option for travel. They are simply not worth the money you save, considering the pain they make you sit through. Extremely poor service from the staff and they offer little to no option to you if the flight gets cancelled. They were not willing to accommodate my request to reroute to a new destination (which actually is cheaper than my original destination) as i was about to miss my consular appointment due to the flight cancellation and this was the only way I could make it. They outright said it's not possible, didn't even check if the flight to the new destination has availability or not. The staff especially at Heathrow is a joke, don't even bother reasoning with them."
Pros: "Spacious. Good food. Courteous most of the time."
Cons: "A little chaotic during the boarding process. Would benefit from addressing issues before boarding as the flights are usually full rather than waiting till boarding time."
Pros: "The staff was outstanding... The plane was adequate... The food was just barely okay. I was somewhat disappointed having read trip advisory and kayak recommendations on airlines prior to leaving."
Cons: "Flew over on Royal Jordanian Airlines. The plane was like new the food was fantastic and the staff was as well. On at the home the staff was outstanding but the rest was just okay. The return trip was not as good as the Royal Jordanian experience.."
Cons: "I was teared very bad while in Cochin Air port. over weight, was the issue, well I told them let me remove some stuff to reduce the weight. They didn't allow me to do that, made me to pay 200 $. didn't worth it . I was ready to throw some stuff in the trash.staff at Etihad Counter was arguing and show no professionalism end of the journey found my 2 pots were broken. Crew was nice ."
Pros: "Clean well maintained aircraft. Enough leg room"
Cons: "Flight was delayed from JFK as well as Abudhabi. Inflight service was not that great"
Pros: "Good food and vegetarian options"
Cons: "Not very good movie options"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "The flight had TOo few restrooms. About 4 for 250 people or so. There was at least a 15 minute wait at almost any given time."
Pros: "It's in time"
Cons: "Crew not helpful plus meals not enough when we ask for extra said don't have just one"
Pros: "staff were great"
Cons: "a little bit of a late departure"
Pros: "Crew members went above and beyond but they can only do so much with what they are provided with (food was horrible)"
Cons: "Food, Woren out seats."
Cons: "Ticket was not emitted I discovered it two days before departure."
Pros: "Everything. Very accommodating."
Cons: "Small boarding lounge. Etihad has reserved the inferior boarding lounges for the flights to India. Boarding procedure was not well processed."
Pros: "Comfortable flight with smooth transit."
Pros: "Selection of movie and TV shows could have been better"
Cons: "Selection of movies could be better"
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: "Just average flight, nothing so special"
Cons: "the flight was so overbooked that I had to stand in the queue for an hour for check-in, All the overhead compartments were full and I could not put a small bag in it, the crew even did not bother to help me with it. Ultimately I had to stow it beneath the seat. The seats were so cramped"
Pros: "new aircraft"
Cons: "Poor selection of beverages, poor selection of entertainment(same package 5 weeks after our outbound flight) service very average, attitude of attendants very average."
Pros: "i have nothing to like in the flight."
Cons: "no service you can call ten time if they come one time you lucky.very very roud crew and very discrimination place.also when i was fly los angeles to abu dhabi the guy name muhammad threat me many time for food he made mistake on my food and top on that he was threating me i hope some one in this air line take care of this but i'm not sure any one going to care for this and he was saying he is supervisor."
Pros: "The crew was nice, there was enough leg room to where it wasn't uncomfortable for me."
Pros: "I got upgraded to business class on this flight. This isn't something I can afford to do, but I will tell you it is substantially better."
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."
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."
Cons: "we had a layover for about 7 hours. The airport was cold. But the departure lounge was extremely cold, very uncomfortable. Even wearing a hooded jacket, I was very cold and my hands were numb. And we waited about 3 hours in the departure area."
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."
Pros: "The crew and the plan was new"
Cons: "no selection of the food and drinks,"
Pros: "Flight was canceled without notice"
Cons: "نظافة المقاعد و طاولات الطعام و الحمامات، طريقة تقديم وجبات الطعام"
Cons: "Entertainment wasn’t working , toilet not enough only 2 at the end of plane"
Pros: "This airline is pathetic and the airline male hostessess are shame for airline. Rude poor behavior. Please don’t travel again with this airline . Always delayed flights and poor services"
Cons: "This airline is pathetic and the airline male hostessess are shame for airline. Rude poor behavior. Please don’t travel again with this airline . Always delayed flights and poor services"
Pros: "The crew was very professional and the coffee was great."
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized and late, the bus drive to the plane took 15 minutes to get to, the seats and cabin looked old and frayed, the flight departed late, one of my luggage did not make it to my destination. This is the worst airline I have traveled on."
Cons: "No wifi. Out of order"
Cons: "They way of handling it, I had no choice but to use Saudia(domestic flight)"
Pros: "Excellent seat. Food good."
Cons: "Drinks service skimpy. Jeddah airport not the best."
Pros: "Crew were good"
Cons: "It was delayed in Jeddah and the seats are not comfortable at all (business class)."
Cons: "Flight has been delayed for 1 hr without an prior notice"
Cons: "Baggage weight allowed total of 22kg is too low compared to other airlines."
Pros: "Crew and Airplane Seats"
Pros: "Only good food"
Cons: "The seats were not good And the screen was not working all the flight to istabul on my wife’s seat (no entertainment)"
Cons: "To summarize. First the transit area is crowded and very small The transit airport is only for Saudi airlines , they have only one lounge which is not supporting any Visa card ( means if your Visa card allow you to enter for free lounge you will not find it case it will be in the main airport which they will not allow you to go their and if you want to enter the only lounge their means you must pay or to be alfursan member ) . Second when we enter the airplane and when we reach the runway the captain announced (We have technical problem and we will go back to the gate to fix it) . We stayed 2 hours plus in the airplane then they said we fix it and we will start our journey now . Third :When I reached cairo airport sound 3:30 am , i didn’t find my only bag :( Not only me , around 15-20 passengers had same issue . We went to the counter and they said it’s usually happens in Saudi airlines in the busy season , I was shocked , then he said wait for the next flight case they put some bags on it , I have no choice except waiting case it’s my only bag and everything is in it . But unfortunately after waiting in the airport till 7:30 am I got nothing , they took my number and they give me document that I have a missed bag and they will contact me within 48 hours to update me . I was planing to travel out of cairo but I couldn’t case they said i need to be in cairo if I want the bag to be delivered fast . So I waited till they call me again around 4-5 pm the delivery company told me that they have my bag , I was surprised that they remove the plastic packing ( which we keep it for safety ) and they said case it’s needed to be removed before entering in the X-ray , more over the delivery company ask me to meet them around the airport and I reached before them ( the funny thing , they reach to me through public transportation) what a careless!!!"
Pros: "Super humid and extremely hot add to that some damages in the plan itself and leaking airplan bathroom Out of the company and crew hand that was turbulence and rough flight"
Cons: "Super humid and extremely hot add to that some damages in the plan itself and leaking airplan bathroom Out of the company and crew hand that was turbulence and rough flight"
Pros: "The free miles"
Cons: "Boarding crew was not helpful & food was bad"
Pros: "It has a nice aircraf and on time. The food is great."
Cons: "They don’t board passengers by zone. So passengers need to wait in until the other passengers put his luggage to walk to your seat. Second, they still use buses in Jeddah to get to arrival terminal."
Cons: "It is a common practice for the flights to get a regular delay"
Cons: "Terrible aircraft, weak AC & HVAC. Two hours delay in a 50 minutes flight!!"
Cons: "Airport of Jeddah"
Pros: "Excellent very happy"
Cons: "Security not organized took a long time"
Pros: "Im a 6'3 guy, so let room in economy class was very important. The economy class was very comfortable and spacious for a 12hr flight. The food was good and the customer service was top notch. No complaints. I would definitely fly Saudia Airlines again. Thank you!!!"
Pros: "Leg room good in economy (I'm a tall woman and had no comfort problems in the economy section. Bathroom in the back of the plane ran out of seat covers."
Cons: "Not enough beverage service. On such a long flight, frequent hydration is important. While I did ask for water and got it, I would have liked it better if the flight attendants came around offering water to everyone."
Pros: "Crew very nice n polite, lots of food, good seats n movies, smooth easy flight, loads of baggage allowance"
Cons: "Officials n staff at Jeddah very rude n interval time btw connecting flights too short!!! Flight to Cairo very rough n no apologies or explanations from the crew about it"
Pros: "Praying Area onboard"
Cons: "However the food was good, only two small meals about 10 hours apart!!!"
Pros: "The trip is pretty good but the movies need to be increased and the food needs variety."
Cons: "Airline boarding pass / check in counter behavior is unacceptable. They have very poor knowledge how to handle domestic to international flight passenger. Jeddah counter representative even don't know domestic and international terminal are different location in Ryadh; they even don't know passenger has to collect luggage and go to international terminal for final destination. As per Jeddah airlines counter supervisor, domestic and internation terminals are in same location whereas in reality we need to go with a bus. original flight was 4 hours connecting time but airlines changed to 2 hours. We are lucky that we don't missed our flight because we were 1 minutes late to close check in / collect boarding pass; as per counter representative. one of the biggest issue was as follows: when we went to Jeddah counter, we have requested for both boarding pass (Jeddah to Ryadh to JFK) including baggage to be collected to JFK; unfortunate duty supervisor behavior was unacceptable. He was very rood. He was repeating same word and telling "do you understand english" same word again and again with aggressive mood whereas he is very poor in english."
Cons: "I can not adjust the chair to my comfortable position after closing the belt tie at the request of the host abdel ellah which bothered me a lot."
Cons: "Need more variety of types of music"
Cons: "Flight delayed 1 Hour"
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Delay more than 6 hours .. poor crew .. rude crue .. poor management .. overall worst flight I've ever had"
Pros: "The movies were new The food was good They gave Toys to my kids"
Cons: "The headphones were in not working fine"
Pros: "Boarding and crew"
Cons: "I was travelling business class and they managed to loose my luggage!!! Moreover, they do not have a delivery service for the lost luggage, you have to drive all the way to the airport. In Lebanon that is not easy or cheap and is highly time consuming! No one even calls to apologize or suggest a proper compensation! The entertainment system does not work properly, seats are not very clean and the food is tasteless."
Cons: "AC not working Flight attendant not smiling Bad seats Worst flight I ever been to"
Cons: "It is not clean at all"
Cons: "Food could have been better but otherwise the flight was amazing"
Pros: "Forbid is snack for the first three hour delay, then announced a 15 hour delay.. And passengers to hotels"
Cons: "Thier is no organized process for handling flight delayS, Jeddah airport is the worst terminal to depart from never the less have a flight delay at. Passport agents don't know what to do in a reverse process Not enough seats available for passengers to sit on in the terminal ended having me my wife and four children regretting traveling."
Pros: "Good crews, not excellent"
Pros: "staff were friendly."
Cons: "my flight was cancelled without letting me know the reason, although they offered me another flight (two hours later) but still clear reason should be mentioned. also seat was broken."
Cons: "We were delayed on the runway for an hour with no updates. Inside the plane, it was extremely warm, and the crew did not come around with water until after the plane had taken off."
Pros: "In flight food was good"
Cons: "Airport Toilets Very dirty airport Too crowded Rude staff at airport Can't buy access to the lounge"
Cons: "9 hr stopover in Jeddah because Saudi changed the flight time. Jeddah rated worst airport in the world. So no more Saudi airlines. EVER. thank you."
Cons: "They ran out of vegetarian meals which was frustrating."