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8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,512 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "My seat"
Cons: "Time check in maybe earlier."

Pros: "Crew was very polite. Great food and service."

Pros: "Happy crew."
Cons: "more selection of hollywood movies"

Cons: "Entertaining in English"

Pros: "All of the crews were polite and friendly, and the food was tasty."
Cons: "If there're more variety of movies, that would be great."

Pros: "Yes."

Cons: "I feel like this is Japan Airlines’s chance to present some great actual Japanese food in flight and instead it was a tuna melt and macaroni salad. Just saying."

Pros: "Very comfortable and nice atmosphere"

Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "The staff are really nice helpful and respectful."
Cons: "I dont l8ke the restrooms, they shoukd be always be cleaned most of the times. No cup noodles."

Pros: "none"
Cons: "very poor communication of information"

Pros: "Very friendly and polite. Very helpful and on time."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "New plane, excellent service both on the ground and air. Above average food."

Pros: "Very family friendly. Good entertainment system."

Pros: "They were every where all the time! No sitting around in the back like most airlines. Movies Hallie and many first run and Oscar nominated."

Pros: "Polite friendly and attentive Staff. From checking in to inflight."

Pros: "I was randomly upgraded for the first 10 hours of my trip to Premium economy and it was amazing. Two big hot meals served throughout the flight and plenty of drink service. lots of leg room and could recline comfortably. Flight attendants were wonderful and very helpful. Lots of new movies to watch and games to keep you entertained."
Cons: "Flew economy for the 2nd part of my trip and the seat was very hard and was impossible to get comfy. Same meal service as premium economy and was once again delicious. Much colder on this flight and the thin blankets do very little to help."

Pros: "Crew was really professional and friendly, I sat beside a mom with 2 kids and the crew really helped her in her needs and made sure we were all okay. Food was good and I loved the movie selection, watched all the Oscar movies I've missed."

Pros: "Excellent and original Japanese meals"

Cons: "Everything was great!"

Pros: "Quick boarding, great staff, and a smooth ride on 787 dreamliner."
Cons: "Entertainment system went down but the staff fixed it."

Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."

Pros: "Hostesses were very nice. Lot's of room in aisles."
Cons: "Food was okay. Not a great choice of movies."

Pros: "Movie choices"
Cons: "Too small, too hot. Not enough air conditioning. China air was better. Only one meal choice. No choice for vegetarians or allergies. Didn't warn about the rain, stairs were slippery"

Cons: "Airplan so old and ac not work super hot."

Pros: "All was efficient but no standout"
Cons: "Nothing was bad enough to mention this column"

Pros: "best comfy seat! best food best service! I will use japan airline again!"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Didn't get to go. Thanks for selling me worthless insurance."

Pros: "Curteous and pleasant."
Cons: "All packed the plane. Tight."

Pros: "Except for the tightly packed seating in economy class, everything else was beyond excellent. And even that was better than some US domestic flights. Large selection of Hollywood movies, gratis."
Cons: "I laughed at the Brace For Impact illustration on the safety card. It was not possible for me to double over with my arms under my thighs. The seat ahead was too close. The headphones produced tinny sound, and the two-pronged plug precluded using my own."

Pros: "cost performance"
Cons: "non-flat seat"

Pros: "Food was pretty good."
Cons: "There were so many people who walk around an aisle but the flight attendant didn't control them. They kept pushing my seat and hit. I was so uncomfortable."

Pros: "Great staff and washlet toilets on board."
Cons: "I ended boarding last not one of the first as other airlines."

Pros: "I wasn't interested in the meal which i would eat in airplane before i got on the plane. So, without any expectation i got the meal. It tasted good and the service after meal was also good. If i have a chance later, want to take air Japan again."

Pros: "Once I made it through the long line at check in everything went very well. Check in was a bit of a nightmare since Air Busan is shared with Asiana Airlines."
Cons: "I had to stand in line at both Asiana and Air Busan to check in. Made checking in a lot longer than normal."

Pros: "As always on JAL 787-8 long haul flights, the crew was very courteous, entertainment was varied, food was alright and seats were better than some."
Cons: "The JAL first-generation 787s don't provide the great legroom that newer planes do, but is still infinitely better than older 767s and 747s."

Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "checking in at chicago ohare ord was a nightmare.there were only 12 of us in line yet the wait exceeded 1 hour , we watched as the airlines next to us processed well over 150 passenger's while the japan airline moved slower than snail sex. it was painfully beyond slow."

Pros: "on time"

Cons: "none"

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "Having to leave a comfortable setting"

Cons: "We couldn't land in Narita due to bad weather, so we did emergency landing to Haneda to refuel and go back to Narita. But after we got off in Narita, the immigration is chaos. Nobody arranging it and people just going wild, nobody knows where the line should begin. We spent 2 hours plus in the imigration line. So from the scheduled time to arrive at Tokyo 5pm, we get to our Hotel at 2am. Good job Narita airport!"

Pros: "A sense of quiet efficiency. On time and courteous."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Great"

Pros: "There was a huge check-in line but it went quickly because they had 8-10 ticket agents with luggage 'helpers' for the agents. Of course there was a problem with my reservation that they had never seen before which manifested itself by them not being able to print my boarding pass. They called Tokyo and were told that they had never seen my problem before either. Anyway, the ticketing supervisor stayed with me for 45 minutes until they could over come the problem. I would be a rich man if I had a nickel for every 'So-sorry' I got that day."

Cons: "Air temperature was super hot and uncomfortable."

Pros: "I was treated like an important customer. Many airlines do not do this."

Pros: "The crew was really nice, as you can expect from a Japanese company. Super helpful and smiling. The food was also very good."
Cons: "The space is really tiny. The screen also tiny."

Cons: "the seats are not reclined, not comfortable at all"

Pros: "Crews were friendly and helpful. I never had economy seat that goes as flat as theirs. I liked the safety instruction video."
Cons: "They seemed to run out of food options quickly. Wasn't a problem for me. But, they should know better."

Pros: "Everything!!!"
Cons: "My experience overall is fantastic"

Pros: "Crew was amazing, food was filling & plentiful."
Cons: "Overall no complaints but the landing in Tokyo was a little rough. Pilot seemed to descend quickly which hurt my ears but otherwise, smooth flight."

Pros: "The crew was excellent & seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Better boarding procedures. JAL is better."

Pros: "Staff were friendly. Alcohol beverages are free. Good upsated movie selections."

Pros: "The crew was amazing! The food was really great! And the entertainment was fantastic! I would absolutely fly with them again the next time I book a trip."

Pros: "Your crew.they are wonderful,we are flying with ANA this morning we hope to have the same experience.thank you."
Cons: "There isn't a bad comment."

Pros: "Friendly attentive staff."
Cons: "The seat was narrow and after 9 hours, not comfortable... Normal for economy though"

Pros: "Staff was great and both the terminals and onboard"

Pros: "Friendly & helpful stewardesses, watched new release movies, good meals, overall a smooth ride."
Cons: "Quite a few passengers with young children crying throughout the trip but I can sympathize trying to keep them occupied on such a long flight."

Pros: "Service was excellent, landed on time, courteous staff and good food. Good selection of movies and programs."
Cons: "If the seat reclined a bit more, would be nice."

Pros: "Crew amazing and food very good."
Cons: "Crew woke us up 2 hours before landing, would ha e been great to sleep longer."

Pros: "Staff and crew and food!"
Cons: "We could not check in online. This was frustrating and we do not know why?"

Pros: "The food was great. There was a good selection of shows and movies. The stewardesses came around with water and juice often which was really nice. The bathrooms were clean."
Cons: "The decent into Japan was pretty steep. It made me feel a bit sick and I never get motion sickness. Hardest decent I've ever had and I travel every 2 years. The ascent was excellent though and the flight in general was perfect."

Cons: "The dinner was served too late, not right after take off. Also, the portions were way too small."

Pros: "It was alright."
Cons: "Prepare to wake up with neck pain."

Pros: "Very polite staff"
Cons: "The curry made me sick and the movies were outdated."

Cons: "I was pleased with all."

Pros: "free movies"
Cons: "somehow new seat of this aircraft is very uncomfortable with my hip. It was kind of painful to sit tight for long period. I think my body likes older seat which actually reclining toward behind other guests. or I guess maybe I just get older. I asked 2 beer cans but completely ignored. maybe I was too shy."

Pros: "I've flown with ANA before and they never fail to impress. Service is impecable, staff are nice and the new boeings are awesome. Seats can be a bit cramped but we were in economy and it's a 9 hour flight so some discomfort is expected. The 3 meals served are complimentary and very much appreciated. The entertainment system is an easy to use touch screen with great options from Hollywood and other movie sources."

Pros: "Very nice plane, enough room, didn't feel cramped"
Cons: "Had to switch gates 2 times"

Pros: "Everthything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful airline staff and flight attendants. Efficient boarding. Departed on time. Great in flight service."

Pros: "Almost everything was good"
Cons: "Check in was complicated."

Pros: "787 was beautiful, great features, clean. Flight attendants were polite and helpful."

Pros: "Most of all are good."
Cons: "My son was sleeping, so he couldn't have a breakfast. I think it not kind."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Efficient, courteous crews,"
Cons: "Luggage check-in referred to United Airline was refused.JetBlue checked luggage to final destination efficiently."

Pros: "The most comfortable economy flight I have experienced so far. The service, food and entertainment options were all excellent. Definitely looking forward to our return flight back to YVR!"

Pros: "I liked the Service and all. Airline offered me a wheel chair since it was on a record from last flight. They escort me to the plane.and plane to my daughter at the other end."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Queued up with other Star Gold etc. customers (they have 2 queues, one for Diamond and one for other statuses). There's a sign on a pole. People queue up, then they swivel the pole round so I'm in the wrong queue now. Try to move, lose place in queue, they swivel it back the way it was... Good airline but boarding especially for domestic is disorganised with poor signage etc."

Pros: "Ana is the best"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I love ANA airlines ❤"

Pros: "Clean cabin. Courteous and friendly attendants. Inflight amenities were excellent."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Staff are very attentive and helpful; the entertainment system is top class"
Cons: "On boarding, the markers for "business" and "diamond" class are only distinguished by a (low) signpost at the head of the queue. If you're further back or not so tall s difficult to see which queue is correct... quite a few people (not me fortunately!) got turned away because they don't know ANA's boarding system. Also a problem with boarding at HND where the overhead monitors show BIz but not First/Diamond. As some other reviews pointed out, BBC news just didn't work. CNN worked intermittently."

Pros: "everything was so smooth!!"
Cons: "entertainment : wish there were more japanese comedies!!"

Pros: "It was clean and nice"

Cons: "Not enough English movies/tv shows"

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Nil"

Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable to sleep in."

Pros: "nice sevice"

Pros: "The boarding procedure is clever. After premium boarding the seats near windows board first."
Cons: "The on line check-in failed and no explanations."

Pros: "Everything :)"

Pros: "The movie selection and food served were pleasant surprises."
Cons: "Sore butt after 10 hours , but that's hardly anyone's fault. No complaints about my experience. 10/10"

Pros: "The service was great, complimentary movie selection was fantastic."
Cons: "I requested strict vegetarian meals in advance, was given items that violated this request. Further, the items which were in accordance with my dietary restrictions were generally not satisfying."

Pros: "Best flight I've ever had"

Pros: "Quick boarding, comfortable seating and amazing flight crew."
Cons: "The flight crew was great. Also there was more then enough in flight entertainment for the entire flight."

Cons: "Wish it was easier to book gluten free meal"

Cons: "Food options were very similar. And the pre-made meals are hit or miss"

Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "Food wasn't that great."

Cons: "My baggage got missing"

Pros: "Amazing staff, clean plane, good food, comfortable seats in business"
Cons: "Plane was very warm. Uncomfortably warm Movie selection was boring. Too many Marvel films which was ridiculous."

Pros: "Crew was receptive"
Cons: "Food boarding"

Pros: "Excellent crew, quick serving a lunch on a 1.5 hour flight."
Cons: "Just don't like all the trips to and from flights on the bus at Doha."

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"

Pros: "Flight"
Cons: "Wheelchair was booked for me for both flight but i could not get that service. No one available for wheelchair. Very bad service."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "They are the best and air Canada should learn from them"

Pros: "Empty plane."
Cons: "Service very reactive, particularly with so few passengers."

Pros: "I was at airport 1 hour before the flight time But they already closed the gate, and I missed the flight, and my return flight is gone too Omg to much for me"
Cons: "I wish you can do something for me Because the tickets is really expensive"

Pros: "YES--best airline for sure!"
Cons: "Congratulations on achieving excellence."

Cons: "Boarding process, and in-flight entertainment and wifi"

Cons: "Food and seat comfort could be better"

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: "Excellent service with attention to detail"
Cons: "lay-flat seats fairly uncomfortable in the lay-flat position (does not compare to the Q Suite used on newer aircraft) Entertainment system a bit dated, but decent selection"

Pros: "Staff on the plane is fantastic."
Cons: "No option to pick a seat in economy class."

Pros: "Movies and onboard games were good. So was the food. Crew took good care of us and the toilets were clean"
Cons: "We couldn't lower the seats backwards. It was horror for eight hours. And one little tv didn't work but they gave my wife a diferent, better seat because of that. We had a long layover, 12 hours, and they said we didn't have rights for anything. So we went to the city on our one because we didn't want to go on organized tour that we need to pay extra money"

Pros: "Too tired after almost 24 hours traveling. No complaints."

Pros: "Nice airplane, great crew."
Cons: "Beef stroganoff was terrible"

Pros: "I flew Qatar from Doha to NYC and the meal quality and options were excellent. I also enjoyed the amount of new Hollywood movie releases and music options."

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 crew was friendly and helpful. And the food choices were good."

Pros: "The overall experience"

Pros: "All the crew"
Cons: "The airline services"

Pros: "The wider space between all seats and the selection of the food"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

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: "Very unfriendly and non cooperative ground staff. They treat different colored people differently"
Cons: "Staff looks down at Brown skin"

Pros: "Small airport"
Cons: "Transfer is inconvenient."

Cons: "Good service"

Pros: "The entertainment console is dismal"
Cons: "Comfort of seat size has shrunk!!! Good grief."

Pros: "Excellent service from the crew. Flight on time."

Pros: "excellent service always a pleasure to fly with QATAR Airways"

Cons: "Extremely small leg pitch"

Cons: "Food poor- no variety"

Pros: "Food is good"
Cons: "Economy seat"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and very attentive."
Cons: "The plan was very hot and made the experience less than desirable."

Pros: "Very friendly crew. Plenty of food and options. Always coming by with snacks, or towels, or drinks."
Cons: "Seat width is always an issue in economy, but nothing unexpected."

Cons: "Should use 380 craft"

Pros: "Good legroom, friendly crew."

Cons: "I did not like the fact that on now 3 flights I have lost miles, as on every flight I have tried to sign on as a member or frequent flyer and on all flights, there were no entry forms. This is also after my attempt to complete one on line, which I have had no response to."

Pros: "Doha airport is easy to move through; They put me in an exit row behind a bulkhead has plenty of legroom."
Cons: "Reading light wasn't aimed properly, and there was nowhere to put anything because of it being an exit row behind a bulkhead. That meant, that I had to hold anything I wanted during take-off, and landing, and the entertainment system had to be stowed during those times as well, so I couldn't even listen to music as the only controls were the touchscreen."

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

Pros: "We were late for our originally flight, got to LAX 15 minutes after check-in was closed, although we checked in online prior, but due to 4th of July weekend the freeway was very heavy traffic. So we ended up going back next day with the supervisor's incredible allowance, offer. I got very emotional when she told us our option. Thank you. Unfortunatley I didn't get her name, due to our shock))"

Pros: "Flawless boarding, service, food and arrived 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "A couple more inches leg room than most airlines was welcome, They airline and crew were very good and the Doha airport very nice."

Pros: "Very spacious, good food & service"

Pros: "The flight service was great. We had a slight delay on the way back to Doha from Heathrow but they made up for it by getting us through security faster so I didn't miss my flight to Tokyo. Overall the timing was excellent and I got home without having to fork out any extra money."
Cons: "Song selections"

Pros: "Excellent Cabin Crews, Flights on time"
Cons: "Food is mediocre at best, comfort on 787 is terrible."

Cons: "I've never had this huge an issue on check in. Set us back over 45 minutes, and we could not get the VAT refund. I will not be paying more to fly on Qatar again based on our incoming and outgoing issues. I wouldn't rate it any higher than other cheaper options."

Pros: "This flight left nearly an hour late, which at 1 AM really hurts. The crew were ok, but the flight seemed understaffed, and our service in premium economy was pretty ordinary."
Cons: "Total gong show getting to our connecting flight in HK, but Cathay Pacific got us there with only seconds to spare."

Pros: "Yes & yes"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Entertainment system is nice with recent movies and many other selections."
Cons: "I found my pillowcase has a long human hair. And noticed the same in the other pillows around my seat. Also, the tray table has a few spots of food stain. One of the toilets, the hinge of the toilet seat is broken"

Pros: "Professional and friendly Crew & the movies"
Cons: "Too cold, seats to narrow, food not so tasty."

Pros: "Food and entertainment was great"
Cons: "Dirty bathrooms, cramped seats, and still can't believe they still load the front of the plane first... takes forever"

Pros: "Crew was very efficient and boarding was easy."
Cons: "The flight was late."

Pros: "Crew is very good and efficient, generally very friendly and helpful. Seats are fairly spacious and comfortable. The flight was only slightly delayed. Food and drinks are quite readily available. Meal quality is nothing amazing, but it's definitely not bad."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No wonder they are one of the best airliner"

Pros: "Everything was quite nice."
Cons: "Happy with everything. Staff were very friendly and helpful."

Pros: "Good options for food including meals and snacks! Cabin crew was great."
Cons: "Crew sometimes a little slow responding to passengers paging from their seats."

Pros: "Crew was attentive, plane was clean."
Cons: "Food was horrible. They did not dim the lights until 1.5 hours into the flight."

Pros: "Friendly and efficient staff."

Cons: "Did not inform us of a flight delay until way after the flight time had past. Waited an extra to take off."

Cons: "I didn’t have a pillow."

Pros: "As per usual, Cathay’s service was top notch. Friendly, courteous crew, good food, a great entertainment system with a great selection. This particular flight was very smooth and, as it was only around 65% full, I was able to stretch out and get some sleep."

Pros: "Nil"
Cons: "A very old product in the CX fleet. The old exonomy seat is terrible. Service was not attentive. Entertainment system was not responsive. CX is definitely going downhill."

Cons: "The seat was a bit small for me, legroom a bit tight."

Cons: "Too salty for the meal"

Pros: "On time. Got an isle seat."

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "Very hard to understand air host's english."

Pros: "Comfortable. Good service. No wait for restroom"

Pros: "Leg room, food, airline staff"
Cons: "Too hot in the plane"

Pros: "Food great, smooth flight. Helpful stewardess. Fairly comfy seats"

Cons: "Incoming plane was late so that there off departure schedule. Flight to HK was late as well. Bad luck or bad scheduling?"

Pros: "Excellent all around. The A350 is much quieter than older jets - a real asset on a long flight."

Cons: "Can not catch up the fight to guangzhou"

Pros: "Great airline, punctual, attentive"

Cons: "Ordered a vegetarian meal that was never delivered."

Pros: "Good food and service."
Cons: "The premium economy cabin configuration - it was a full flight, I was seated at the right-hand side of the cabin, and the toilet is at the left, and it was not easy and having to step on people's feet to go to the tooilet."

Pros: "Cathy service"
Cons: "Amazing"

Cons: "Seat didn't recline"

Cons: "Delayed flight caused a lot of problems and charges for us"

Pros: "Small leg room, seat don't decline enough,"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Cathay Pacific needs to work on improving their cabin layout for B777. The inside is quite outdated."

Pros: "There was more leg room and the food was excellent!"

Pros: "All as expected - no surprises"

Pros: "More drink options were offered."
Cons: "Flight delay"

Pros: "The plane actually arrived an hour earlier than expected."

Pros: "Access to Cathay lounge. Went to the Wing noodle bar and coffee loft. Had a good bite to eat before boarding flight running 15 mins late. My request to have my meal service delayed was welcomed by staf."
Cons: "None experienced"

Pros: "I do however appreciate that the plane did wait for us"
Cons: "My flight was delayed and although my connecting flight did wait this was only because a large number of other people on that flight where not only on my flight but where coming in from other flights as well. this seems like really poor management and practice"

Pros: "The crew was very cordial and respectful."
Cons: "My son did not do well with the food on the trip. He became ill. The food did not smell particularly delicious."

Pros: "We were booked on "S" class fares, which meant no seat selection until 48 hours before departure. However, we were able to get aisle seats with no problem. The crew was wonderful, service was great, and entertainment exceeded expectations."
Cons: "Boarding--but I never like the boarding process."

Cons: "After a stressful 15 hour flight from San Francisco, my connecting flight to Tokyo was delayed by an hour and a half, which is something I'd like to avoid in this long of a flight."

Pros: "The food"
Cons: "seat did not recline."

Pros: "Very good service and comfortable plane"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Crew did not offer beverages or bottled water for coach passengers. The lights were left on for most of the redeye despite it being a 5 hour flight. The plane was old - there was food from the previous flight in my seat when I arrived. The blanks and pillows looked used and worn. Our flight arrived 45 minutes late with no explanation - it seemed to be a result of the slow/delayed boarding process. I will avoid Cathay Pacific going forward."

Pros: "I like the snacks and the ice cream"

Cons: "Service.. Got ignored when asked for coffee. Got ignored when food choice came around. Lady sitting beside me also got same service ignored"

Pros: "amazing they offer a meal!"
Cons: "as it was a red eye flight it would've been great if there were more seats open so one could sleep. the leg room is pretty small even for a not-tall person (5'4")"

Cons: "Turkish Airlines, as always, up to the mark!"

Cons: "Hotel for passengers"

Pros: "All was great."
Cons: "The airline has so many people from far away places waiting too long for their next connections"

Cons: "Nice and smooth journey"

Pros: "It was help full"

Pros: "Liked? Nothing. I came up with a new slogan for them based on my experience. "Turkish Airlines: Shoulda flown Lufthansa""
Cons: "Didnt like? Everything. Ataturk is filthy and literally reeks. Gate crews, ticket counter personnel, flight crews are pretty rude and simply refuse to answer direct questions if they dont want to. Seem genuinely displeased if they have to bother speaking any language but their own to communicate with international passengers. Customer Service i believe is merely a joke to the entire company. If i was a religious person i would pray no one ever has to use their feedback system or try to communicate with their customer service group by phone. Thats what i get for being American i guess, just higher hygiene standards and expectations on service for the price paid."

Pros: "Perfect. 10/10"

Cons: "It was an excelent flight. The cabin crew was very nice and the servise was excellent. The food was very delicious and it was Turkish food. The flight wasn't boring and we even didn't notice how time passed and we landed in Istanbul. We didn't need to wait for our luggage. Thank you very much."

Pros: "I like that the FAs gave us all the things needed for a comfortable flight...thanks."
Cons: "Flight from Copanhagen to Istanbul was delayed for an hour...computer malfunction was the reason. I was a little bit stressed because I had a connecting flight to Manila, was afraid i wouldn't make it. And also, no gate assignment yet for Istanbul to Manila. Since it was my first time to travel via Turkish Airline, not familiar with Istanbul airport."

Pros: "Good entertainment options. Good food."
Cons: "Bumpy landing"

Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "Way too hot. It felt like we couldn’t breathe the first 90 minutes of the flight it was so hot. Then we kind of got used to it. Bathrooms were dirty and the whole plane smelled of pee. Awful experience."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Nothing! It’s no comfortable at all!"

Cons: "The air conditioner on the plane was not working making the flight uncomfortably hot the entire flight."

Cons: "Same problem as the first segment (see above)"

Pros: "Friendliness of crew, hot towel, great food, cologne in washrooms."
Cons: "My seat did not roll back. The movie choices could have been greater."

Pros: "The food and quality of the flight was incredible."
Cons: "The boarding process was chaotic, partly due to the airport layout, however it would be great if they were able to sort a less chaotic way to transport business class passengers out to the jets in less cramped busses."

Pros: "Easy and intime boarding"
Cons: "Need to include sea food in your menu"

Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "Please include sea food in your menu"

Pros: "Down to Level G to check in, worked out OK. Security was good and easy. Left on time, important! Bags checked straight through to SFO"

Pros: "Great food, comfortable seats. I didn’t go business class, but tbh I think flyin business class this route is a waste."
Cons: "Having to stop over in Bishkek and deplane before going on to Mongolia. Why do we have to go through security again when we’re getting onto the same plane with the same items?"

Cons: "The flight was cancelled and I still didnt receice my refund."

Pros: "The seats reclining not only the back. The food very tasty."
Cons: "I think finding a way to empower the crew to explain to passangers who took the extra seats ( some up to 5 per person) the entire 12 hours, that they must switch at some point if asked. There weren’t willing to do it on their own( being civil is a learned skill) and refused to allow someone else to take a nep on the extra seats as if they had paid for it."

Cons: "Security lines for US departure way too long. Turkish Airline needs more people to speed up process."

Cons: "The people at the counter for boarding were not really friendly. the plane was dirty and in my opinion old. It made a lot of noice."

Cons: "My only complaint would have to be that their bathrooms on the plane were a dirty. Other then that the airlines was excellent!!!! I would definitely recommend Turkish Airlines to family and friends."

Pros: "the food and staff were very good"
Cons: "the size of the seats were much too small. The plane waited for 45 minutes to park at JFK and when we deplaned the down escalator was stopped and the elevator didn't work so we had to carry our carry ons in our hands down 2 flights of steps-some people were elderly and could hardly do it."

Pros: "After your bags are delayed 3 days, it's hard to like anything about an airline."
Cons: "Tracking my luggage was a nightmare. No one had any idea where it was for 3 days. When my bag finally arrived, the exterior was severely damaged. Also, the fight crew is rude and unfriendly. If I can help it, I will never fly Turkish Airlines again."

Pros: "Convenient take off time. Arrived earlier for better connection."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The flight didn't take too long"
Cons: "The staff at the airport is really rude and just tries to push you off to another person. When you do finally talk to someone they will give you a short blunt answer and try to get rid of you. The WiFi is horrible and hardly works. There aren't any quiet places to sleep and many of the phone charging stations cost money."

Cons: "Seats too close"

Cons: "Departure from Istanbul was delayed, then there was a backup for takeoff, so we sat on the tarmac an extra half hour. Still don't understand why the Istanbul-to-IAD flight is scheduled to be an hour and a half longer than the IAD-to-Istanbul leg was. Apparently there was no effort to make up lost time, so our scheduled 7:10pm arrival was after 8pm. Pasta dish was clearly supposed to be a hot meal, but it was cold when served."

Pros: "The entertainment options were great."
Cons: "The first delay during my trip was due to an emergency but my layover was delayed again. I'm not sure if this is an outlier event or if this is a pattern."

Pros: "this particular plane had PLENTY of leg room, I could really stretch out and take a nap. Just depends which plane you fly on Turkish. Food is good for plane food."
Cons: "I don't know if English speaking is a requirement for the crew, but it was difficult to ask questions to the crew in English, even simple questions like "Could I see what the cake looks like to choose my snack?" This didn't really interfere too much with the flight"

Pros: "Smaller aircraft but better seats, comfortable"
Cons: "The air conditioner stopped working it was in incredibly hot on the aircraft cabin"

Pros: "Good entertainment, adequate comfort"
Cons: "Repetitive, intrusive, unsmiling screenings at Istanbul airport"

Pros: "The people next to my seat were awesome folks from Turkey. The entertainment was decent, I'd say the highlight of the flight. The crew were good and thankfully did not misplace any items of mine."
Cons: "The Food was pathetic, especially lack of any diary products including any form of dessert even after I had asked for a Vegetarian Ovo-Lacto meal. Probably the last time I'm gonna fly with Turkish."

Pros: "The long flight didn't even feel like one. The entire staff was very polite and also very professional."
Cons: "The service, the food, the flight quietness and it wasn't any major turbulence plus the pilot executed the smoothest landing ;)"

Pros: "There was a delay in take off over 54 minutes. We had only 30 minutes to catch the connection flight at Istanbul airport and no one guide us in the airport to which gate we have to go. It was very hard for my wife to run with me all the way to the next gate (she is diabetic)."

Pros: "food was great, service-excellent, friendly staff"
Cons: "flight left an hour late"

Pros: "The boarding process seemed to just be to get in a line and go for it, which was kind of nice to avoiding pointless zones. Pretty decent movie and tv selection, but on one flight my touch screen hardly worked to it was hard to watch anything."
Cons: "Beware, when you booo through kayak apparently you can't choose your seat so you get all middle seats...regardless of the fact that your preference is set to aisle or window and those seats are available. Food was prettt bad and it's also an hour plus to even get a drink of water. I was constantly dehydrated and thirsty."

Pros: "Average good service, food"
Cons: "Entertainment. Poor movie choice, headphones not good"

Cons: "Vegetarian meals were not good."

Pros: "Honestly, not very much. The Entertainment system kind of worked, although the touch screen barely worked, and the movie selection was mediocre."
Cons: "Very old plane, with barely any leg room, poorly functioning seats that didn't recline--and when others recline, I couldn't even open my tray table. The crew was incredibly rude and generally unhappy to help--a consistent show of attitude, as if WE were a pain to service, when just asking for water/tea because they kept skipping us! The food also was really bad, nothing like it used to be. By far the worst Turkish Airlines experience I've had, and I may reconsider booking in the future."

Pros: "The Price!"
Cons: "Would have appreciated different breakfast choices."

Pros: "The food was good, the crew was very professional and friendly."
Cons: "The seats are too crammed and there's barely any room in the economy class."

Pros: "Very good service, nice food, comfortable plane, Wi-Fi available"

Pros: "The steward was very nice. He let me store my special salad and pudding."

Pros: "The crew was very polite and professional"
Cons: "Food wasn't very good and it took them to long to take back the dirty plates."

Pros: "Crew nice, seats ok"
Cons: "Dirty! in seat pockets had trash on two flight in both my seat and wives seat. The tvs in the seats were filthy, hazy, smudgy. Just didn't look like they clean well in between flights"

Pros: "Excellent service. Food was great too!"

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  • Looking for cheap airfare to Japan? 25% of our users found tickets to Japan for the following prices or less: From Montreal C$ 824 one-way - C$ 950 round-trip, from Ottawa C$ 809 one-way - C$ 1,134 round-trip, from Castlegar C$ 1,224 round-trip
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  • To visit the beaches of Okinawa, you could skip Tokyo altogether as carriers such as Cathay Pacific and EVA Air offer one-stop flights to Naha Airport (OKA), from both Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
  • Fukuoka International Airport (FUK) is the most convenient airport if you want to explore Kyushu, Japan's third largest island.

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Low season

AprilBest time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (8% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

C$ 1,203(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

C$ 632or less

Good deal one-way

C$ 377or less

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Tokyo
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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying to Japan

Airlines flying to Japan have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Japan

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Japan

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Japan

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Japan

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