Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Istanbul Airport
Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Air Canada have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Istanbul. Confirm policies on booking site.
The cheapest airline ticket to Istanbul from Canada in the last 72 hours was C$ 444 one-way, and C$ 1,039 round-trip on the route from Toronto to Istanbul. The most popular route is from Toronto to Istanbul and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 677 round-trip.
In general from Canada, Air Canada, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines fly the most to Istanbul Airport. The most popular route is from Canada, and Air Canada, Singapore Airlines & Turkish Airlines fly this route the most.
Istanbul Airport is 34 kilometres from the centre of Istanbul. View on Map.
Travelers on long flights to Istanbul can often feel a little tired and overwhelmed upon arrival. In order to get a taxi from the airport, it is suggested that you first withdraw local currency from an ATM inside the airport, as most taxis will not accept credit cards. Once outside the main terminal building, you will see a line of official taxis ready and waiting.
Canadian citizens will need a visa to enter Turkey. A visa application can be completed online, but should be done no more than 60 days prior to your arrival in Istanbul. The visa can be used for either business or pleasure and is valid for up to 90 days, including multiple returns to Turkey during that time if needed.
There is a municipally-owned shuttle bus service called Havabus that is quite affordable and reliable. This bus has its own dedicated pick up point outside of the terminal building. This shuttle bus service departs every half hour from the airport between the hours of 4:00 AM and 1:00 AM daily.
Just like most major cities around the world, Uber is available from Istanbul Atatürk Airport. As always, it is advised that you collect all of your luggage and wait until your group is ready to depart before requesting a ride through the Uber app. Once you are ready for your ride, simply make note of your terminal and door number in the app and then proceed to meet your driver outside.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "My flight time was changed but I didn’t receive any email regarding the change"
Cons: "Everything and being on time and not loosing all my luggage"
Pros: "Crew was very professional and served snacks and beverages at regular intervals. One of the fellow passengers was over reacting to some minor unintentional neglect by an female crew member and told her to shut up when she was trying to understand the issue. But the crew handled the situation very professionally."
Cons: "Food could’ve been better."
Pros: "Nothing really, seats were to close to each other and it was a painful flight for 20 hrs"
Cons: "Leg-space between seats specifically when the person in front of you reclines"
Cons: "My baggage got missing"
Cons: "Food from New York to doha was average. Doha to Karachi excellent. Over all it was excellent experience. People on the ground at doha airport was exceptional. Very courteous and ready to go serve. This is what I call real service."
Pros: "The Q-suite is exceptionally comfortable and the door really does make a difference. I usually have difficulty sleeping but the isolation from aisle traffic and ambient noise reduction was enough to allow some very good sleep. Staff experience was also exceptional - friendly and highly competent, looking to go the extra mile. Food was great and full menu available upon request."
Cons: "I did not find a gap"
Cons: "Better vegetarian food"
Cons: "Wheelchair was booked for me for both flight but i could not get that service. No one available for wheelchair. Very bad service."
Cons: "They are the best and air Canada should learn from them"
Pros: "The crew was amazing and delightful."
Cons: "The crew was amazing and delightful but should provide food to kids first before even those special diet or vegetarians."
Cons: "Mu luggage got broken"
Pros: "Yes. Pillow cushion too firm"
Cons: "Food needs to be better. Very inconvenient schedule for flights to India from Europe."
Cons: "Boarding process, and in-flight entertainment and wifi"
Cons: "Everything thing is fine"
Pros: "Staff were fantastic."
Cons: "Better movies please."
Pros: "The Crew was amazing, the service social excellent. The Seat were so cramp, the best sales point fort business class"
Cons: "More space for shoulder and legs. Espicially for a 11h flight"
Pros: "courteous service and a clean modern airplane"
Cons: "The sound system was inadequate on the TV and the headsets were uncomfortable. The queue at the check-in needs to be better controlled, it was a bit chaotic."
Pros: "Staff on the plane is fantastic."
Cons: "No option to pick a seat in economy class."
Pros: "The leg room was huge, the food was excellent and a lot and the customer service was great not my first time to fly with Qatar and it won’t be my last, the made my trip worthwhile. Thank you"
Cons: "No complaints great flight"
Pros: "Everything was perfect !!"
Pros: "Excellent seats..."
Pros: "On time Very convenient price compared to other airlines"
Pros: "great service from flight attendnants."
Cons: "Old aircraft for flight from Doha to Nairobi, no personal entertainment etc."
Pros: "I REQUESTED vegetarian meal and did not get, just veggies salad was given and staff was just saying they are sorry, that is all they can do,, Not even a decent dessert even after I REQUESTED again for it,, don't know if I will travel again with QATAR"
Cons: "HOSPITAL LIKE FOOD GIVEN,"
Pros: "The leg space the reclining chair the personal tv the head rest The food"
Cons: "I am a very experienced traveller. I always book an isle seat, especially for long flights (this was 12 hrs.), so that I can get up and stretch my legs etc. The couple sitting beside me were upset that I did not take the window seat. When it came time to sleep, the wife stretched out over her husbands legs, who was sitting beside me. This meant her feet were coming on top of my legs, and her legs were forcing her husbands legs into my space, touching my leg - I had to put a pillow between my leg and his leg. I asked the Qatar hostess if she could please ask the couple to change their positions, so that my seating space was respected, resulting in no body touching. The hostess replied that she was not permitted to ask the couple to change their positions and be more respectful. Fortunately there was another unreserved isle seat and I was able to move. Due to the fact that airplanes have become cultural melting pots, thousands of feet in the air, I think it would be peacefully beneficial too all, if a very discreet announcement could be made at the beginning of each flight regrading seating etiquette, respectfulness towards others etc. this could also be printed in the flight magazine. Thanks in advance."
Pros: "The service was excellent, the hostesses were very friendly, smiling and helping. The food was tasty and delicious..."
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."
Cons: "When the flight is changed by airline for their convenience, they would have given preferential treatment to the passengers involved. We had to bare the cost of food and make us comfortable on our own due to the delay in transit."
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable and there was more room for our legs than most airline provide. The entire staff as well as the pilot certainly know what the term “service” means!"
Cons: "Good service"
Pros: "The entertainment console is dismal"
Cons: "Comfort of seat size has shrunk!!! Good grief."
Pros: "All around a great experience."
Pros: "excellent service always a pleasure to fly with QATAR Airways"
Cons: "More veriaty on music would be good"
Pros: "Everything was great boarding,crew,comfort,food, entertainment ... crew is very helpfull and friendly Bathrooms were always clean,Service was excellent ."
Cons: "I tried to add my millage that I couldn't do Because of not enough guidance .... With in five months I had to round trips to USA From Lahore Pakistan... and still didn't get my millage my request is to add those millage so I can continue travelling with Qatar Air...."
Pros: "Service was on point. The crew was very helpful."
Pros: "A new Dreamliner. Nice! Very good service. Gate personnel were very accommodating. Nice smooth flight. Doha airport was nice and mostly empty. Mediocre selection of restaurants."
Cons: "The flight from Sao Paulo to Doha was canceled which delayed our travel by 24 hrs. With the baggage being mis-labeled from Rio we almost lost our bags. the crew was not communicative and the entire experience terribly stressful."
Pros: "Liked the in flight movie great distraction for the time."
Pros: "just enough time in Doha between flights. Not too long not too short!"
Cons: "Asian vegetarian food can be of better quality."
Cons: "Security. They sealed my iPad for special screening but didn't mention they needed kindle as well so I had to repeat security screening in Doha twice."
Pros: "The service was okay"
Cons: "Hi I travelled on 7/16 from Philadelphia to Cairo through the Jordanian airline . Unfortunately the luggages didn't reach to Cairo airport with me . 3 days later they told me that the luggages in Jordan and I have to travel from Alexandria city to Cairo to receive my luggages . When I went their , I found my luggages were opened and missing much items . I made reports on the airport. The employees in the airport they wondered why the opened the selling box , and the box looks empty. The weight for this box was 32 kilograms in the time of shipping. And I paid $400 for extra weight . But when I received it was like 20 kilograms. Plus I paid $350 for Qater airline for shipping 3 luggage . That's means I paid $750 for shipping 3 luggages and I received it looks empty . I need refund for all shipping and $5000 for damages items , or I will complain this airlines through the American court . Thank you"
Cons: "Norhing really"
Pros: "Nice people"
Cons: "6-hour delays coming and going. Sounds like a an issue."
Pros: "Lo mejor de estos vuelos es sin dudad el servicio del personal de vuelo, son muy amables y se esmeran en mantener cómodo a todo el mundo, te dan botellitas de agua, jugo, hielo, lo que pidas."
Pros: "The entertainment selections and the comfort of my seat."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for two hours without any warning, despite being registered for the airline's flight notification system. Service was terrible. The flight crew did not offer any kind of apology or explanation for the delay. Food and beverage service was delayed and the staff was forgetful of guests' requests. Upon our arrival in Doha, checked bags did not arrive until 2 hours after we landed! How does an airport receive a 5-star rating, but takes 2 hours to return baggage to its guests? Overall, a poor experience from Qatar Airways."
Pros: "The aircraft was kinda old.. There was no usp plug to charge ur phone. . This was an issue for me. . I was out of charge and i wanted to make some calls after landing"
Pros: "Nice flight"
Pros: "the libanese in general they are respectful educated prepared i do love to fly with the meddle east airlines cause its comfort and understanding"
Cons: "nothing to suggest cause its perfect"
Pros: "Was the crew amazing"
Cons: "Land crew need training in managing emergency changes to scheduled flights. Better communication and information as well coordination among various responsible staff members would make such highly charged transitions run smoother. Thank you!"
Cons: "(1 piece Luggage) Stupid decision"
Pros: "Professional staff."
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: "Everything was as expected. Felt like there was more leg room than other economy flights."
Cons: "It was a short flight so I can’t complain very much. The food was underwhelming."
Pros: "Good food punctual"
Cons: "Planes not new and seats don’t recline even on 4 hour flight"
Cons: "Very nice"
Pros: "An okay flight"
Cons: "Everything But still a cheap short flight"
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: "the crew were so friendly. the food was good."
Cons: "Airline made no attempt to rectify the situation. 9 hour delay on a 1 hour flight?!!"
Cons: "Flight was later Seats are not comfortable"
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."
Cons: "When u r listening to a movie and the crew speaks to the passengers the voice is extremely high. Very disturbing"
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: "Time and duration of flight"
Cons: "Price of ticket"
Cons: "some flight attendants weren't professional. They argued with each other in front of us"
Cons: "Compared to most other airlines, generally poor"
Pros: "The hospitality is very nice. new plane good food, good service , nice seats and warm blankets."
Cons: "limited onflight entertainments"
Pros: "Everything was perfect"
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: "Kayak is a wonderful site for ticketing."
Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Late on boarding time"
Cons: "Boarding time was late."
Cons: "No charger plug"
Pros: "I like kayak App it's your Suport when you need help"
Cons: "Easy flight good service"
Pros: "Aircraft, crew, food and beverage service."
Cons: "Boarding can be awkward for Americans not used to foreign airports."
Cons: "Delay in boarding without giving information before"
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."
Pros: "Beeing on time. Quick and easy boarding. Politness and hospitability."
Pros: "good service"
Cons: "plane was very late"
Pros: "I like the airline and the crew generally. They are very professional and try to be as efficient as.possible with is"
Cons: "All the food they offer has fish or meat in it. Even the salad. I understand that a vegetarian option should be requested in advance but those often end up being steamed vegetables. I am fine skipping the main course but can the food around including the salad not have fish in it."
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: "All are good"
Cons: "MEA boarding team in beirut airport is not sympathetic and is unpleasant"
Pros: "Every thing was good,"
Pros: "Timing, cleanliness, staff"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Cons: "As a Delta Diamond flyer was really disappointed to be seated at the very back of the plane - last row"
Cons: "The entertainment would not work; it just goes off abruptly."
Cons: "The check in process in Beirut is a DISASTER - not clear where to check in and no one will answer a simple question accurately. Finally decided to use the online check-in kiosk and went to the 'baggage drop' and was told it was 'only for business class and my gold card didnt count'. The airline and the flights are OK, but the situation at Beirut airport makes you want to use ANY other available airline option."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Crew was very good and the food excellent."
Cons: "Seat space is a little small."
Pros: "Food was good conpared to other airline companies. Entertainment was good too, lot of choice."
Cons: "Some flight attendants were impatient/looked unhappy."
Pros: "Food, Friendly and attentive staff and air hostesses"
Cons: "The seats are extremely uncomfortable, the economy legroom is only good for a person shorter than 5 feet, the seat cushions lack good padding and comfort."
Cons: "Headphone output didn't function so entertainment was pretty useless. Very slow food/drink service since only one attendant operates each cart."
Cons: "Everything was really good"
Cons: "No gate number on boarding pass from instambul to tirana. Very confusing ."
Pros: "Overall enjoyable"
Cons: "It would be nice if they spoke English better"
Pros: "Easy checking reasonable wait."
Cons: "They made me pay $450 to check two of my bags. The bags were delayed by a day and then they stole a $1,000 camera from the delayed bag. I work for a travel agency and we will never fly Turkish Air again."
Pros: "It was a pleasant experience,"
Cons: "the entrainment system did not work"
Pros: "It got me to the next airport alive"
Cons: "There was not much to watch on tv and not enough alcohol"
Cons: "Most concerning aspect is security. Very unlikely that I will choose Turkish airlines in the future"
Pros: "I did not fly back with Turkish airlines. I decided not to take a chance. Please read comments below."
Pros: "Every thing was excellent"
Pros: "everything was good and don rhith"
Pros: "Everyone seemed pretty happy to be at work that morning."
Pros: "Thank you for managing wheelchair assistance at Istanbul."
Cons: "We had at Boston Checkin gates for a wheelchair for 30 minutes. We gave up and my parents had to walk to the gate."
Cons: "3 hour late"
Cons: "I was assigned a non-existent seat! How could that happen?! I had to sit in a leftover seat after everyone else had claimed theirs."
Cons: "I can't find my baggage.."
Pros: "All very nice"
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized."
Cons: "Tough landing and strange turbulence"
Pros: "Everything was excellent."
Cons: "Security going from venice to Istanbul then israel could have been better"
Cons: "Checked bag got ruined, servie was terrible"
Cons: "Failed to offer me newspaer upon boarding....passed our seat flying with cart full of papers!"
Pros: "Excellent seating space"
Cons: "Thessaloniki airport needs an upgrade badly"
Pros: "Comfort, good quality meal, on time"
Pros: "Loved the seating space"
Cons: "I was traveling with my sister and the lady's who gave us our boarding pass had trouble with our tickets and sat us separate."
Pros: "I did like the workers in the plane because they look competent and committed."
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Headphones or headphone plugs do not make good connection. Screen touch is hard to manage."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "They keep the cabin too warm."
Cons: "The air bus that we flew on from Rome to Istanbul was not as comfortable as the plane we were on for the leg from Istanbul to Chicago."
Pros: "I liked most of the processes but only boarding process was complicated."
Cons: "My seat space was too small"
Cons: "Terrible experience with Turkish airlines , I had a sick father who use oxygen machine and they make him to miss his plane to New York and make him wait for 6 hours for the next plane with no oxygen tube"
Pros: "flights on time.."
Cons: "Our pre-ordered meals were not served"
Cons: "The fact that they were not helpful to my dad"
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "The aisle between seats are too small. The carts and people can barely make it through. Aisle passengers always get bumped making it a long flight."
Cons: "There was loud, annoying static over the intercom off and on."
Pros: "Nice crew short flight."
Cons: "Not much flight was too short to say"
Cons: "Agent changed our flight to Munich and sent as a email with with confirmation on July 10. involuntary. On July 20. I checked Lufthansa app and found that only flight that was shown was flight Toronto-Thunder Bay. After 3 hours of phoning I found that flight from Munich to Toronto wasn’t available for date that was given us in email. Only option was day earlier or later. Left us to take day earlier and we could not changed last flight( Toronto- Thunder Bay). We had to come on Aug 22. and stay in Toronto for 27 hours and than take a flight to Thunder Bay on Aug 23. We lost a day of our vacation, had to stay at hotel. Not good experience at all. We still don’t know whom to complain about that."
Cons: "The transfer at Frankfurt was a horrible experience. The terminal for departure was all the was at the other side of the airport. Leaving me barely enough time to transfer."
Pros: "Crew very friendly"
Cons: "Lufthansa continuosly treats repeat customers like milk cows. The new ‘light fare’ is a genius way to charge the same as before with ZERO customer support."
Pros: "The food was really good! I don’t expect much from airlines but I feel like I got a real meal on board (two of them!)"
Cons: "We were delayed taking off and there were three screaming babies, but there’s only so much they can do about that."
Pros: "The crew was polite and efficient. Moved very well around sleeping passengers sprawled feet. The shortcomings of the flight had to do with being in a tail section of an economy class in a packed transoceanic flight."
Cons: "At the beginning of the long flight the cabin was chilled, which made me happy I had my hooded sweatshirt with me, but at the end it was hot and stuffy. There was no air regulation available from the seat, only light."
Pros: "Staff was helpful and kind. Entertainment had variety."
Cons: "Flight ran out of chicken meals fast, forcing the rest of the plane to have vegetarian instead. I was sat in 41G. Awkward seating arrangement. Worst seat ever! Super cramp, making a 9hr flight very uncomfortable."
Pros: "entertainment was good"
Cons: "the flight attendants were mostly absent. The flight attendants on the other side of the aisle were much more attentive and nice"
Cons: "It was Air Canada. Terrible service. Staff needs education on where to take travelers thru the immigration locations. Wasted time going to different locations and time is an essentence! Too many changes of staff from one location to another when it came with wheelchair assistance. One staff was on her personal phone!!! Had 3 different changes of hands then still did not get us to the right terminal, had to run to make the flight! Is that how you treat a 86 years old traveler?"
Pros: "Flight left and arrived on-time. Flight attendents were pleasant and helpful. Food portions and choices were good, and Lufthansa is always generous with drinks. Good value for money on Lufthansa."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic, as clear instructions were not given about which group was boarding when and where to line up. Also Lufthansa did not do a good job managing carry-on bags, so that it took way too long to load people and many bags were left over once overhead bins were full. Seating area is cramped in economy."
Cons: "Few toilets for two sections and seats too close, if it is not uptight the seat in front of you. You can not enjoy and watch movies."
Pros: "Service was excellent, food was good, everyone was friendly and nice."
Cons: "Everything was OK."
Cons: "Ac leaking water on my head. The seat not working properly, I had push it upright with my own hands to get it to be upright."
Pros: "Very comfortable flight. Excellent take off and landing. Liked the extra legroom in coach for a bit more $$. Super friendly & professional crew. PA system was very difficult to understand."
Cons: "the food was a bit bland. Selection of movies very limited"
Pros: "Everything went well. No delays, lines or uncertainty. Great job!"
Cons: "Flying for funeral and they changed my destination from 2 flights to 3 because of a 3hr delay. Nobody cares about your wellbeing"
Cons: "Because the one came in from London Got Delay And I miss my flight"
Cons: "Delayed by two hours. Made me miss my connection. Also it is far too cramped for anyone who is tall. We need more leg room"
Pros: "The snack/ breakfast was not very good"
Cons: "Long flight"
Pros: "The Cabin Crew was excellent! Very impressed"
Pros: "The flights were on time, we made a 1 hr 5 min connection with no fluster. Dinner was one of the best airplane meals, breakfast a little less so"
Pros: "Comfortable plane, food good, flight attendants professional. No complaints"
Cons: "Waited an hour after boarding in the plane."
Pros: "No delay and the landing is smooth"
Cons: "Boarding seamed inefficient. Loaded handicap onto separate vehicle in middle of us boarding, so it stopped our process. My seat didn't recline even though it had a button. No in flight entertainment?! At all... Got a crappy breakfast omelet that i didn't want to put in my stomach."
Pros: "Great crew. Leg room reminded me of old days flying comfort."
Cons: "Flight was continually delayed, 15 by 15 minutes until 4 hours had elapsed."
Cons: "They tell you to download the app for entertainment but it doesn't work. No entertainment on the flight and no food unless you pay. The service sucked."
Pros: "The crew's hospitality was exceptional in all areas. Best flight ever."
Cons: "They were helpful, kind, and courteous and above all, friendly."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above."
Cons: "Boarding mix up, which was completely Lufthansa's responsibility, delayed my flight to Istanbul for one hour which caused my missing my connection with another airline. This in turn cost me the original flight and a new ticket purchase of at an exorbent price."
Cons: "This was an Air Canada flight. Time in line to check baggage in Frankfurt was 2+ hours, baggage was lost but arrived the next day at our destination. Unable to check-in online ahead of time for unknown reasons. Overall the Air Canada ground experience was pretty bad, but the crew/meals/entertainment was good."
Pros: "The service was top notch and the comfort of economy class is better than any American airline I have been on."
Cons: "U cannot think of anything."
Cons: "Plane was very late; boarding late; short flight so no food or entertainment, but not really a problem. Overall condition of plane was mediocre at best -- old plane, not particularly clean. It was actually Air Canada. If that is a partner of Lufthansa, very disappointed. Would not fly Air Canada again, but LOVE Lufthansa."
Pros: "Boarding was fast Crew was polite"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on board!!!!!!"
Pros: "Airline crew very friendly and courteous throughout entire flight"
Cons: "Where to begin? During the booking process, there was no indication my travel partner and I would be flying Air Canada, and not Lufthansa. We were seated in the last row of the plane with painfully little legroom — even for two women of relatively small stature. The plane was not equipped with modern conveniences of operational wifi, music, or any other means of entertainment over the ten-hour flight. We were nearly an hour late to depart, but were unable to hear anything over the speakers regarding the cause for the delay, nor could we hear any of the flight attendants' safety instructions. What we could hear, however, was the surprisingly loud and nearly constant DINNNGGGG of the passengers' call buttons as they summoned the flight attendants. Because the flight was an overnighter, we attempted to sleep, but it was nearly impossible to do so due to the noise. I had earplugs in and could still hear the chimes, which were positioned right above our seats and made for an unpleasant experience and cranky travelers. The food was subpar as expected, but it would've been nice to be surprised with something resembling a fresh piece of fruit or vegetable. The flight crew was polite and one of the attendants took pity on us and offered a complimentary shot of whiskey, which partially alleviated the discomfort of the experience. That man is a saint and we surely hope he is better taken care of by this airline than we were. Overall a miserable experience. Will definitely rethink flying both Lufthansa and Air Canada in the future."
Pros: "Nice crew and dinner."
Cons: "Luggage didn't make the flight."
Cons: "Flight delayed. Pilot told us we would arrive on time anyway, but we were very late and our luggage did not make the connecting flight."
Pros: "I liked the entertainment part: movies are good, crew was pretty nice"
Cons: "I didnt like the boarding process bacause it wasnt in order, also airplane crew started feeding passangers in 3 hours!!! after we took off. I started thinking that it is not included in my ticket!"
Pros: "Comfortable and smooth flight"
Pros: "I liked the in flight movies"
Cons: "Can't say there was anything I didn't."
Cons: "They lost my luggage. I don't understand why there isn't an arrival scan and how airlines don't take more responsibility for bags"
Pros: "Aircraft, crew, drinks"
Cons: "food, unfortunately:( I usually don't complain about food. This time around though, the chicken was not good, and the breakfast was also just okay. For long haul flights, I wish they started installing seats that reclined back more. It's impossible to rest in the currently standard economy seats. I'm ready for new inventions in this area."
Cons: "Small plain and food was very bad"
Pros: "Direct flight, separate spacious toilets, decent food"
Cons: "It's a good flight overall"
Pros: "Very accomdating crew"
Pros: "Reliable service"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and respectful."
Cons: "Everything was ok and no delays"
Cons: "The plane was old and so small, it wasn’t comfortable at all"
Pros: "Crew were nice, hygiene"
Cons: "We should have alcohol."
Cons: "Set in business class he has no own entertainment old airplane seats are ok but limited to certain positions"
Pros: "The flights were very good, friendly and professional. Planes were clean and seems to be well maintained for the passengers"
Cons: "Only issue I had was a 5 hour layover in Cairo, not long enough to explore so just sitting in the airport, and there is no wifi available in the airport, even at Starbucks nothing. Apparently an airport rule, but it sucks with a long layover."
Cons: "75’ delay with no info One toilet out of order No safety checks by crew"
Pros: "On-time arrival, direct flight"
Cons: "Poor in-flight service. They said they would give out a snack before landing but never did. If you want a drink other than at meals, you have to go get it yourself."
Pros: "The best trip in everything"
Pros: "the crew was nice"
Cons: "the food and seats"
Pros: "I got an exit seat and it was comfortable and spacious. The crew was really nice"
Cons: "Food choices. Only two options for lunch unless pre-ordered"
Pros: "In flight entertainment and lunch served. Special accommodations made for our child."
Cons: "Nothing...a wonderful experience!"
Pros: "All about this trip was excellent"
Cons: "THE FOOD WAS REALLY BAD , AND THE AC WAS EXTREMELY COLD"
Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Translation speeches. Food uncooked. Bad entertainment"
Pros: "every thing was fine. very friendly"
Pros: "Nice tilt to seats, good food and service"
Cons: "Cabin WAY too hot, poorly controlled small children"
Pros: "they were friendly and amazing"
Cons: "Aberu had a bag of less than 20kgs and they dont let her send it from addis ababa. Plus the small bad sent was not received. Very bad"
Pros: "Direct flight, punctual time. Crew is friendly"
Cons: "several toilets were out of order (were marked occupied instead of out of order so I was waiting in vain until a passenger informed me it was not working not occupied). food, looked like they were trying to conserve on passengers desserts.. microscopic (toy size) containers for coffee n tea??!"
Cons: "Take off on time. Seats are not comfortable."
Pros: "We lost our bags but they find it after 9 hours Very bad experience"
Cons: "Economy the same like business And they need to be more carful with the bags becouse we lost our bags for more then 9 hours"
Pros: "Crew and service are more than excellent , on time boarding and landing. Medhat"
Cons: "The plan is totally empty even most of the seat on line booking they are occupied and not available if you want to change your seat, is there any reason for that? thank you"
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Flight delayed... Tight seats"
Pros: "Didn't like anything"
Cons: "Old aircraft, rude crew, terrible food and by far the worst in-flight entertainment"
Pros: "I really enjoyed when the plane LANDED at my Destination!"
Cons: "1. The plane was hot. In the Middle East they don't turn on the AC whilst on the ground. They only turn it on when in the air?!?! 2. The food was basic! I ordered the Seafood and it had 3 overcooked shrimp and baked fish. Not tasty at all. The bread was hard as a rock! 3. Boarding was like a cattle call!! Kind of like Southwest Airlines! 4. The Takeoff, Cruise and Landing was NOT bad at all! 5. I guess being an American, it was FOOLISH of me to ask for Ginger Ale on this Egyptian Flight!! 6. When I landed in Cairo, it would have been helpful to know that while going through Customs, I would need to purchase a Egypt Entry Visa fee for $25.00, but since I didn't know that, I waited in line for 20 minutes ONLY to have the Customs agent tell me that I had to go purchase one, then get back I line for ANOTHER 20 minutes!!!!!!! UGGHHHHHH!! 7. I flew on an Airbus that didn't have plug in for your phones to charge (maybe that's just a Boeing thing)."
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: "Comfortable flight, good food"
Cons: "Delays in boarding, unorganized, some grumpy staff"
Pros: "Excelent service by crew , boarding did not take long , trip was excellent by all means."
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: "Excellent customer service friendly, extra leg room in economy class. Great entertainment system"
Pros: "We arrived safely."
Cons: "The plane was dirty and so cramped. The food was bad. The flight attendants were frustrated and angry. No internet options. The tv shows and movies were all old and there wasn’t very many options at all. Connecting in Cairo was complete chaos and so exhausting."
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Every thing"
Pros: "Excellent experience overall, I would definitely fly again with Egypt Air."
Cons: "Only small thing was, I have seen better as far as in flight entertainment. The touchscreen was not responsive and selection not great. I brought my own on a tablet so it wasn't a big deal for me."
Pros: "Very friendly efficient crew"
Cons: "I overpaid my flight by up to 50 per cent more than my fellow passengers yet they were allowed 2 bags each while I only got 1 . The flight attendants don't offer drinks except with meals . They took for ever to remove the trays after the meals that passengers were trying to take them out by themselves . They don't pass by with big bags to collect any garbage ."
Pros: "Crew was really good and flight was very smooth from Toronto to Cairo"
Cons: "Person behind me kept on kicking my chair"
Pros: "The pilot is very professional . The crew is well trained"
Cons: "Beijing airport delayed the flight 75 minutes !! Too much aitting in the plane"
Cons: "Everyone was courteous. And considerate. Like me!"
Pros: "Price was affordable . Short layover. Easy and good flight connection."
Cons: "Poor snacks."
Pros: "Crew was lovely"
Cons: "All was fine"
Pros: "Great hotel voucher program, helpful staff, overall wonderful travel experience"
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: "This was a return flight from Cairo to Washington. I called the Cairo office multiple times to add a pet to my ticket. I couldn't check in online and when I called to ask they said that's because I'm making changes (pet) that's why I can't do it and I should do it at airport.. I'm Cairo airport the check point is as soon as you get thru the main door.. Waited in line for check in only to find that all 4 tickets (me and 3 kids) were cancelled and that we had to go outside again to the reservation office (had to go thru check point again) to reissue the tickets. They didn't even appologize for their mistake and they blamed the travel agency.. Very unprofessional and irresponsible people."
Pros: "It got me from point A to point B so it met the minimum requirements."
Cons: "Was late getting loaded and off the ground. The shuttle to/from airport & Abu Simbel was not identified in any way."
Cons: "i need a refund. our flight back to NYC from dubai was rescheduled with significant delays such that it would affect our jobs. We decided to book a return flight via qatar and we need a refund for this booking"
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