Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Istanbul to Cairo
Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Air have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Istanbul to Cairo. Confirm policies on booking site.
Most visitors from Istanbul need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairo. Travelers are required to present a Public Health Card, along with their flight information and contact details for contact tracing purposes in case someone they travelled with will be tested positive at a later time. They also need to present a valid health insurance that has COVID-19 coverage upon arrival in Egypt.
More details regarding entry to Egypt can be found here and on this website.
Read more about travel restrictions for Cairo
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering Cairo.
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairo.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Cairo: most visitors from Istanbul may enter Cairo but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Health Declaration Form
Travelers are required to present a completed health declaration form along with their health insurance.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
An average direct flight takes 2h 10m, covering a distance of 1263 km.
There are 272 (direct) flights between Istanbul and Cairo per week, averaging 38 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Air Serbia (C$ 151) and Aegean Airlines (C$ 170), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air Serbia (C$ 303) and Ukraine International Airlines (C$ 364).
Turkish Airlines (12 times daily), Egypt Air (10 times daily), Singapore Airlines (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Istanbul to Cairo, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Cairo back to Istanbul, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Pilot's landing was top noch."
Cons: "During boarding there was a crowd with no possibility to maintain social distance. Crew should have given propper instructions to avoid that."
Pros: "the plan"
Cons: "seevce was bed 10! hour alihhvwiyhb2 snacks"
Cons: "More legroom"
Cons: "The best Airlines ever from every aspects, I’m frequent traveler of Turkish airlines and will be for good."
Pros: "Surprised to get a meal on such a short flight! Very good service."
Cons: "The entertainment system is old, not easy to use, and lacks features."
Cons: "More space and room"
Pros: "Everything. They were polite fast and never condescending to passengers."
Cons: "I could of wish they would have been a little more stern with some passengers."
Cons: "My suitcase was completely soaked from the rain in Istanbul. It must have been left on the tarmac in Istanbul before it was loaded onto the aircraft. I had clothes on the inside that needed to be dried once in Cairo."
Pros: "Crew and food on last leg were acceptable"
Cons: "Every other part of the flying Turkish air experience, particularly Istanbul airport itself. Delayed flights, missed connections, rude, angry staff, worst layout and signage of terminal space. Exhausting."
Cons: "The flight was late, with no explanation."
Pros: "The crew members were really nice"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Cons: "The Crew was on top of passengers requests. I asked three different crew memberrs for paper towels and no one delivered."
Pros: "Nothing. I was so disappointed with the whole experience."
Cons: "Everything. I paid a lot of money for this ticket. When I tried to check in yesterday I was denied. When I called the ticketing office, they explained that everything was fine with the ticket, and I would indeed have a seat, but I would have to go to the airport. I even asked them about the possibility of overbooking but they said that wasn't a risk. (I am Star Gold so I didn't think that was possible.) When at the airport they wouldn't give me a seat and they bumped me leading to many hours of confusion, a connection through Tanzania, and a loss of a night of sleep. And lots of stress. I know they de-prioritized the people who booked on Kayak. This was a miserable experience and unless you do something to fix this I will never use Kayak again."
Pros: "One sign had row 27> The other sign had 28 >"
Cons: "Mass confusion resulting in slow boarding."
Cons: "At boarding they went in two stages. First stage they called people to board by category first people that needed more time then families with small children etc. HOWEVER, the put all of us in an intermediate room and the door to the gate was closed. They passed everyone so when the gate door opened everyone were trying to get to the gate and there was no order. That was stupid to say the least. Turkish could have waited the couple of minutes needed to get the gate open!!! and save the hassle!"
Pros: "The Airbus is such an extremely "customer oriented' airplane."
Pros: "Every thing was excellent"
Cons: "Turkish Air lot my suitcase. I will never travel with them again"
Cons: "boarding was messy at IST"
Pros: "Lousy airport (not technically airlines fault)"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Flight was overbooked, which is always an annoying inconvenience. As a result, the flight was significantly delayed. When the plane landed the pilot immediately had to take off again which was really unusual and unsettling. But eventually we were able to properly land."
Pros: "Overall experience"
Pros: "Hello the service was excellent"
Cons: "Warm airport and warm plane à/c needed"
Cons: "I didn’t like being in a middle seat"
Pros: "On board catering and new planes are a plus"
Cons: "long delay on the tarmac"
Cons: "The people smell very bad !!"
Cons: "No beer or wine with meals, noisy flight and cheap headphones"
Pros: "The Airport and shopping"
Cons: "the flight from Cairo to Egypt was extremely bad . I understand that the relationship between both countries is not at its best. However, this is not an excuse for racist and bigoted behavior from You staff , the plane was 2 hours late, the staff was literally yelling at the passengers because they were standing at the gate assigned to the ticket. And your plane crew was extremely rude, this one flight attendant frowned at my wife's face and starting sanitizing her hand after my wife gave her ticket."
Cons: "NO ONE IN TURKISH AIRLINES WILL HELP YOU AND WHEN YOU ASK FOR HELP IT BECOMES AN INCONVENIENCE FOR THEM. HERE'S THE STORY, MY FLIGHT WAS 2 HOURS LATE SO WHEN WE LANDED TO CATCH OUR TRANSIT FLIGHT IT WAS ALREADY GONE. SO WHEN WE ARRIVE TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE ABOUT A HOTEL OR FOOD THEY HAND US THIS PAPER AND TOLD US TO GO TO THE HOTEL THAT IS IN THE AIRPORT IT WOULD BE FOR FREE ALONG WITH THE FOOD. WHEN WE GET THERE THEY TOLD US NO, IT IS ONLY FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS AND WHEN WE EXPLAIN THAT PASSPORT CONTROL SENT US HERE WITH THIS PAPER THEY RESPONDED NO, WE NEED A HOTEL VOUCHER AND WE NEED TO GO BACK. WHEN WE ASK HER TO CALL PASSPORT CONTROL (BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO SENT US TO THEM) TO SPEAK TO THEM YOURSELF, SHE SAYS "IT'S NOT OUR PROBLEM" WHICH THEN MADE ME SNAP AT HER AND TELL HER WTF DO YOU MEAN ITS NOT YOUR PROBLEM? YOU WORK HERE!!" SO WHEN I ASK FOR THE MANAGERS NUMBER FOR COMPLAINT SHE GIVES ME A 5 DIGIT NUMBER THAT LOOKS MORE LIKE A ZIP CODE THEN A PHONE NUMBER. THEN WE GO BACK TO PASSPORT CONTROL WHO TOLD US THAT WE WOULD HAVE A FREE HOTEL AND FOOD THEY CHANGED THERE STORY AND DIRECTED US TO PAY FOR A VISA AND PAY FOR A HOTEL OUTSIDE. SO IN THE END THEY GAVE US A BULLSHIT STORY SO THEY CAN GET RID OF US AND HAVE US RUN AROUND WHERE IN THE END WE GAVE UP AND SLEPT IN THE AIRPORT TILL WE GOT HOME. THIS IS WHEN I WAS COMING BACK WITH TURKISH AIRLINES. GOING TO MY PLACE OF DESTINATION THE FLIGHT WAS LATE 4 HOURS AND LUCKILY FOR US WE HAD A LONG LAYOVER THAT WE DIDNT MISS MY FLIGHT GOING TO MY PLACE OF DESTINATION. SO GOING AND RETURNING FLIGHT WAS LATE! WORST EXPERIENCE I EVER HAD!! I WOULD NEVER FLY WITH TURKISH AIRLINES! AND WHILE I WAS THERE FINALLY GETTING READY TO GO HOME A MAN SAT BEHIND ME AND ASKED ME IF I WAS GOING ON THE SAME FLIGHT AS HIM AND I TOLD HIM NO WHICH THEN HE STRIKES UP THE CONVERSATION AS TO HOW TURKISH AIRLINES MADE HIM MISS HIS FIGHT AND GAVE HIM HELL! SO I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM! IN THE END HE SAID TO ME TURKISH AIRLINES IS GARBAGE! AND I DONT BLAME HIM!! STAFF WAS THE WORST THING TO DEAL WITH AT TURKISH AIRLINES!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!"
Pros: "never turkish airlines ever again!"
Cons: "never turkish airlines ever again!"
Pros: "Top notch service on the airplane"
Cons: "Great experience"
Cons: "Flight was delayed but that wasn't the main problem. Went to the wrong gate for my connecting flight, Turkish air rep at the gate checked my boarding pass, didn't say a word about me being at the wrong gate. Tgere was no announcement of any kind (found out later, Turkish sir doesn't do announcement at the Istanbul airport. No clue as to why). Thought, tgere was another delay and by the time I asked, it was too late to catch my flight and that's when I got a full dose of every single person w Turkish air trying to stiff me with the most outrageous penalty for changing Nguyen my ticket. Started out at $1114 on a $758 ticket, then went down to $925 and if I stay over night, down to $750. Seriously? Rude, talking down at me and telling me that if I don't pay the penalty, my return ticket will be cancelled. I keep getting bounced from one person to another being told to wait here and wait there then I finally got so sick of all of it, bought a new connecting flight online, spending the night in Istanbul and will see what will happen w my return flight to the US. I call this 'theft' as, if i buy an entire new ticket from Istanbul to Cairo then back to the US online, it will cost me less than the penalty they're trying to get me to pay. Shame on you Turkish airline!! You'd think w all the issues they're having w tourism in their country these days they'd care about not doing this kind of mistreatment of their clients."
Cons: "It was unbearably hot on the plane. I was wearing shorts and a tank top and was sweating."
Pros: "The window seat"
Pros: "Turkish airlines is the worst of the worst."
Pros: "Better planes"
Cons: "Very small chairs. Terrible boarding system"
Cons: "We stayed on plane for long time before it took off, and we arrived late, food was not good"
Pros: "We were the only customers in business class, which was nice. Lots of attention from the crew, and food was good."
Cons: "Ummm, THAT was "business class"? Same seats as economy, with middle seat blocked off. Limited recline, no entertainment, no comfort seats. Nice meal, nice drinks, nice service...but I'm a little stunned that a European airline would call this kind of seating "business class". Only thing that separated it from economy class was a curtain, and middle seats blocked off."
Pros: "Seats were ok and crew was kind and professional. Food was terrible on all flights. They gave mayo or cheese or something I can’t figure out in a sandwich on multiple flights. That thing though slightly different was terrible every time. Also gates changes and pilot landed in wrong part of the airport for its-fra leg and we had to have passportA checked while exiting the plane and had to take a bus. My transit time was short but gladly made it"
Cons: "I missed my second leg from fra-ist. The gate was changed and I was given wrong directions by airport employees so I went through a very long and painful wait at a security line that I didn’t need to go through had the airport info employees knew what they were doing or saying. I ended up missing the flight because of repeated wrong directions"
Pros: "Uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "Istanbul to frankfurt flight had no entertainment, no charging usb ports n a small ham sandwitch for breakfast - this was a 4 hour early mirning international flight!!!"
Cons: "13 hour flight and only one meal and a sandwich"
Cons: "I like they give you a hot towels before meal to wipe your hands. Very friendly crew service was great❤️❤️"
Pros: "Lufthansa doesn’t let the passenger choose their seat; it instead assigns their seat for them!"
Cons: "Too many last minute gate changes for boarding are confusing which costs extra time for the passenger, especially for connecting flights."
Pros: "Everything thanks"
Cons: "Awesome thanks"
Cons: "The people sitting beside me was very loud and they didn’t stop talking the whole time."
Pros: "It was very comfortable and service was great and good food and drink"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Online check in wouldn't let us add luggage. No entertainment. No choice of food. uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "I miss my flight because of short layover from Texas to Pensacola. Why I haven’t notified before 1:27 min would not be enough for custom process"
Cons: "The business class seats are small and the leg-room is short There is no entertainment units on this flight"
Pros: "Smooth flight."
Cons: "Navigating very long distance between terminals. Terminal changes"
Pros: "The food was tasty but the service was excellent. Lovely staff."
Cons: "The seats are uncomfortable, particularly for business class. And there is no in flight entertainment. The journey can drag if you’re not prepared with your own. Boarding was slightly chaotic but expected in Istanbul airport."
Pros: "Service , timing"
Pros: "Fast check in and politeness"
Cons: "Not comfortable seats"
Pros: "The attendents were very nice"
Cons: "It was a 4 hour flight with no entertainment"
Pros: "It was totally bad experience due to cancellations of the flights which I already booked to SJC airport in CA. The first confirmed Lufthansa flights No: LH 1305/ LH 488 ISTANBUL to SAN JOSE via FRANKFURT were cancelled. Then my family in USA contacted the airline and agreed about FLIGHT TK 005 / UA 1883: IST-ORD-SJC. At the checking counter in Atatürk Airport I got the last shock of being Lufthansa didn’t issue a ticket for the flight and the time was running fast and l had no contact neither with my family nor anybody else at the airport therefore i had to purchase a ticket to SFO via Frankfurt. In another word it was very bad experience."
Cons: "Frankfurt connecting flights are the worst"
Pros: "Meal was good."
Cons: "No entertainment system. Crew wasn’t attentive. Check in experience was bad, no ability to check in for your connecting flights, you have to make adjustments at the next airport which limits seat selection."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. Waiting for long time in a crowded bus to NORAD the plane then rushing out of the bus to Nita the plane with no lines and having to wait for the crowds outside the lane in a freezing temperature. Furthermore, there was no entertainment on the plane and the food was horrible. Add to this the very cramped seat space and no carry ons in the plane (unless you speak German)"
Cons: "No reason for the cancellation was given. I arrived in Cairo a day late for a 10 day tour I had already paid for which caused major problems for me. I will never fly Lufthansa again."
Pros: "Didn’t like absolutely nothing"
Cons: "We had to walk from gate z all the way to gate B carrying all the bags which was painful, the plane was very tight and old that I had to put all my carry on bags in the floor. I personally had to help the crew members to pick up the food trays because they were very limited and no entertainment at all which was really boring."
Pros: "Over crowded"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Good smooth flight, wine offered in economy. Crew wonderful"
Cons: "Fully booked, so a little crowded"
Cons: "I can't believe you fit in an additional row of seats between the exit doors and business class. Do you think your customers can be packed like sardines?"
Pros: "Frankfurt to Cairo boarding was in organized gate 61 toilet not cleane 90% of the phone chargers in Frankfurt airport not working"
Cons: "Lufthansa is a big name must do something for that"
Cons: "Services on the planes were not fantastic"
Cons: "No any intertwine entertainment at all"
Pros: "The whole journey with Lufthansa went smoothly without any delay. The transist time is just right. The check in is online is straight forward and the flight information is very clear. I will certainly recommend Lufthansa to anyone."
Cons: "I can’t think of anything I didn’t like."
Pros: "The food and service was superb."
Pros: "Everything was great!!!"
Cons: "The crew attitude!!! Instead of saying "excuse me" she said "can I pass" she was rude"
Cons: "THE LATE HAPPENED FROM MONTREAL TO TORONTO 1:30 HOURS WITHOUT CUP OF WATER WAITING IN THE PLANE"
Cons: "There was a delay on the takeoff and arrival was taken to another gate and had to take a bus. Not crew or company's fault- but makes traveling a bit slow. Several people had connecting flights..!"
Cons: "Dear sir or Madam, I’m writing this complaint as I feel so mistreated and so disrespected, I had a ticket# 2208688265549 with a confirmation# WP6DHB travelling from Tulsa , OK, USA to Cairo, Egypt. Everything was great as expected and recommended by my uncle who travels with your respected company at least twice a month till I got to Frankfort airport to take flight# 0582 from Frankfort to Cairo. I was stopped while heading to the plan by the flight manager as he called himself later, and told me that I have to only have one item on the plan, I already had one carry on and my hand bag that has my laptop and the charger, I told him that I was told by Lufthansa customer service the night before traveling to confirm the luggage weight and size that I’m allowed one carry on plus personal item like a hand bag or lap top bag and they have to meet specific dimensions. I even offered to call the customer service number for verification, he replied ‘’I don’t care, I’m the flight manager and you will do what I say’’. His words were really hurting, I showed him the tag on my carry on that I got from the previous flight it said (approved carry on) don’t remember exactly what it said, he reached to my carry on and tare that tag, I didn’t think that was appropriate even if the tag had no value he doesn’t have any right to touch my luggage without my approval, then he tried to grab my ticket from my hand saying I will get you off the flight, I got really upset and told him don’t touch my belongs. There was a moment of silence because I think I raised my voice (my apology to him and to the company for that), I realized that the conversation is not going any where so I decided to file a complaint (not because he wanted to me to only have one item but mostly because of his attitude) so I asked him for his employment ID number he walked away without saying anything, waited till he walked close enough that I can ask him again this time he refused to give me his employment ID number, asked him for his name he said it so softly, I asked him to spell because I didn’t hear it right he said it so softly he refused, then I had to look for his badge and the name on the badge I believe his first name started with P and last name started with T. I waited a few days till I got to talk to my uncle and told him what happened as he is the one who recommended Lufthansa and he has a lot of experience with your services he said that they might need to do that because the flight was complete and they want to offer luggage place for everybody, but what I surprising is there was many empty seats on the plan my seat was 032C and the 2 seats beside me (032A and 032B) were empty also there was a lot of carry-ons room everywhere. So I don’t know why he was this way with me, I’m really disappointed specially that is only my first flight with Lufthansa since 2015, that flight manager made me have an extremely rough experience. one more thing when I told him I’m going to compla"
Pros: "The most comfortable trip"
Cons: "Istanbul-frankfurt airline 2 hours delayed,that way miss a flight Frankfurt-toronto we said Lufthansa officer,officer said other flight tomorrow morning, final,no hotel,no flight,my wife and two kids sleep on the chair,perfect right"
Cons: "Thisnisnthe locationwhere my luggage got stuck"
Pros: "The crew did a great job. It was a little slow to board and disembark but again I'm pretty sure it was the people."
Cons: "One of the crew members at the airport said I had to check my bag but a woman with a bigger bag went on the flight with out having to check her bag. The people flying to Cairo are horrible. Rude, disgusting, disorganized. Took forever to board and disembark the aircraft. If I didn't have to fly to Cairo for work I would never take this flight again in my life. Not much you can do as an airliner though, maybe just warn the tourists about the flight."
Pros: "Nothing. It was awful. Worst flight in years."
Cons: "Airport,business lounge, boarding process-they didn't know what was going on, business class seats we're nobody size seats, awful food-was supposed to be a hot breakfast but it was dinner instead, no entertainment, no tv screens, said they had wifi but they didn't. Nothing good about the flight. Crew was more concerned about keeping their curtain pulled than anything else."
Cons: "No screens at all and the boarding was messy"
Cons: "They had grabbed my carry-on luggage at the gate. I specifically told the gate agents that I put heirloom plates that used to belong to my mother in my carry-on. They assured me it would be handled properly. Well this promise turned out to be lie. The plates were broken. Even though they were wrapped. I am sad and angry. My carry-on was small and light. There was no reason that it should be singled out in the first place. Now what?"
Pros: "Comfortable, left and arrived on time , smooth check in"
Cons: "No entertainment (no screens on back of seat ) , no provision for priority boarding for star alliance gold member(security line)"
Pros: "Excellent service with pleasant, efficient staff. Special vegetarian diet needs met."
Pros: "The crew were really efficient and polite"
Cons: "there were no entertainment modules, no place to plug in phones or computers and the chairs didn't lean back."
Pros: "Senator lounge in franfort was very comfortable, showers were good, french champagne, overall good food on the flight and service level very professional"
Cons: "If the flight was longer I would not have minded I enjoy long haul on lufthansa"
Cons: "Flight was canceled with no prior notice and I am requesting a refund."
Pros: "Modern, clean airplane with spacious seating and attentive crew."
Pros: "The crew was good"
Pros: "The food was good and so was the price of the airline ticket."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic. There was no organization as to the line."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Leg room. Hardly any for a person 6' and above"
Pros: "The crew is good and friendly"
Cons: "To be committed to the time of departure"
Pros: "That i got home - finally..."
Cons: "Almost everything."
Cons: "There are no Aegean air representatives at baggage claims or when you arrive at your gate to ask questions. I looked in vain to find out something about my luggage and no one was in athens to help"
Pros: "Aegean Airlines improved a lot for the past six months. Food is much better and so is the attitude of certain number of crew."
Cons: "Boarding to international destinations still done with remote stands even under torrential rain."
Pros: "This leg of the flight we were pleased with after buying another ticket to Athens."
Cons: "Baggage was delayed!"
Pros: "I read about Rhodes island from the inflight magazine and it was interesting. The check in staff was friendly and gave me some tips on booking too."
Cons: "Smooth check in and people were orderly. Pleasant experience."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant. Boarding was efficient."
Cons: "Seats not particularly comfortable after a trans Atlantic flight. This review process needs a N/A category."
Cons: "No jet bridge at either location"
Cons: "40 mins inside the plane before departing with temperature 30 Celsius when aircondition not functional"
Pros: "Ease of boarding and crew"
Pros: "It was great to check in and save the boarding pass in my wallet. Made it easy to check in while traveling and having no access to a printer. The flight was conformable and we got food."
Pros: "The food, crew was nice and polite."
Cons: "Didn't have any entertainment"
Pros: "Everything think was good! The pilot too strong"
Pros: "Very professional services from your ground & plan crew"
Cons: "Airport custom were very rude (Athens airport) No one to assist during the transit flight between Athens & CDG"
Pros: "The employees were very helpful and friendly. Food was not worse than what one can expect of an airline (about as “good” as a US airline’s, which is not a high standard to beat). The plane seemed recent and clean."
Cons: "The major problem was the lack of detail on their luggage policy. I am sure they can show the text clearly warning me about the fees for bringing a piece of luggage per person, but I missed it. Therefore, they charged me $35 per person for their registered bag. That’s probably how they “beat” their competitors’ prices. If you include the fees in your calculation, this might still be a good option, but make sure that you read the fine print, or be prepared to pay as “extra” what many airlines offer as basic."
Cons: "Space wise worse than low cost airlines"
Pros: "We got a full meal and a drink. The crew was nice and accommodating!!!!"
Pros: "We liked that there was food offered on such a short flight and complimentary wine! The crew was also really nice."
Cons: "There was a 45 minute delay on our flight"
Cons: "Procedures for handling sick elderly passenger. One crew member should take initiative and deal with sick person and handle calling for a doctor on board ."
Pros: "Great experience"
Cons: "They should work on their airport staff a little."
Pros: "time scduale in flight' plesant"
Cons: "too small the seatin"
Pros: "Comfortable, friendly attendants, good food served."
Cons: "There isn't entertainment, however, it was very comfortable and relaxing."
Pros: "Everyone was so friendly & the food was delish!"
Pros: "THe food was not bad."
Cons: "They charged me for a standard one piece of luggage 35 Euro without advance notification. I forgot my phone at the gate, but they did not let me go back to take it (even when I was willing to give up on the flight and bear the cost). An awful company. To stay away."
Cons: "They should board the back rows first so that people are not jamming the isle, like they do in Brazil. The boarding ran 15 minutes late."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and I wasn't notified. I found out when I tried to check in on line. I could not check in and could not buy an extra piece of luggage. I had to pay extra at the airport. Also at check in the employee made a mistake and charged me twice. Then told me I will get a refound."
Pros: "Clean airlines, very efficient. Staff was nice."
Pros: "Clean Elegant Polite"
Cons: "excessive cisa checks for my wife who is not an EU citizen"
Cons: "I would like if you call me and I tell you. 972-508935554"
Pros: "The flight was very good. The crew really hustled to get the refreshments served, despite rough weather."
Cons: "At the ticket counter, there was a very rude woman that gave misleading information. We asked if there was an earlier flight we could take and she said no. Then while waiting for our flight, we realized that was not true. There was one an hour and half before ours. She was very curt and practically threw our passports at us. She must have had a terrible day, month, or year. Aegean tic\kety personnel are usual;ly nice and helpful."
Cons: "Waiting more than 3 hours in Athens"
Pros: "The flight attendants were quite cheerful and helpful. And the meal service on the flight was quite nice, including the meal, beverage and tea service."
Cons: "From the moment I arrived at the airport, the machines would not accept my passport, then when they finally did, they would not print my boarding pass. The staff at Athens airport were not at all friendly nor welcoming. Their system had booked me into a middle seat near the front of the aircraft even though there were empty rows a little further back. Why not fill aisle and window seats first? So I had to change my seat during check-in. The original aircraft was apparently due for some sort of inspection which was unscheduled and they had to change our aircraft (either a really poor job by aircraft operations, or code that something bigger was wrong). This delayed the flight. But it wasn't until after we had all boarded the busses going to the out gate that they realized this was going to be an issue. Get off the bus, back inside the gate area, and wait for more information. The plane we were on seemed very old and in need of much attention as there were large spots of missing paying along the wing (just outside my window)."
Pros: "The staff at the counter and on the flight were very helpful."
Cons: "They could use better line control at the Budapest airport. It was unclear which was the appropriate line and the lines were more like a crowd merging than a line."
Pros: "Crew were attentive. It was nice there was a meal - but only bread for vegetarians. The pilot sounded very nice. The flight arrived before schedule."
Cons: "Boarding at ATH gate B26 was third world - not enough sitting to accommodate two busy flights: Heraklion and Warsaw - poor AC. On the flight itself the AC was too hot and the air was smelly. In one of the WC there was no water."
Pros: "The flight was ok"
Cons: "The airline didn't warn that the ticket doesn't include luggage. Other airlines do. Also no word about it in the tickets. Even airline representative wasn't able to find any mention about no checked in luggage. Ticket price was twice more expensive than the lowcost ones. For me it felt like a scam. Especially they had very few passengers and it seems they're doing this intentionally"
Pros: "the view was nice, yogurt with honey at the meal was good. other food, not so great"
Cons: "i flew into athens in business class but back in econ, there was a huge comparison between how the crews treat passengers. i don't see why crews should be smiling to business class passengers but not to economy class, we're all customers after all."
Cons: "Had to pay for checking one bag, seats were a little unconfortable"
Pros: "This was such a smooth flight. It was one of my best flights and I fly alot.."
Cons: "Not applicable everything was wonderful"
Cons: "I got 178 emails from kayak.com alerting me to over a dozen gate changes when the gate never changed. Why so many?"
Pros: "Food was wonderful. It was only a two-hour flight, but there was pasta AND coke AND a cookie AND coffee. I wasn't even expecting crackers. Agean scored a one-way ticket into this girl's heart."
Pros: "On time, comfortable flight, clean, good food"
Cons: "Counter-ground service in IST was very bad"
Pros: "The crew and the flight from Bucharest to Istanbul"
Cons: "The airplane from Athens to Bucharest wa terrible, very old, smelling bad, not maintained, and noisy"
Pros: "Comfortable’ish seats, left on time... arrived early!"
Cons: "Boarding is, continues to be, a big issue! Not organized, everyone trying to jump ahead of others..."
Pros: "The flight was on time - which is unheard off"
Cons: "The food was eatable - but not really good"
Cons: "The table at 9B seat is broken. Because of that the stewardess spilled a glass of coke on me"
Pros: "The seat was super"
Cons: "Nothing really, it was a shorter flight. The aircraft made it, can’t complain."
Cons: "Delayed for 3,5 hours"
Pros: "On time. Clean ."
Cons: "less lights while fly"
Pros: "Crew was very good, professional"
Cons: "You should look for a proper bread,better sandwich and a healthier desert."
Pros: "Customer service was good"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed and the airline lost my luggage"
Pros: "Flight was on time, seats were comfortable. Snack was providedeven if flight was short (1h) Polite staff."
Pros: "The whole process was very enjoyable in the flight was really nice I loved it"
Cons: "I am not used to going through Baggage Claim and then checking in again at airports but after I figured it out it was ok"
Pros: "The plane was fairly new and, for such a short route, quite big (but I guess that was just due to the increased number of passengers, as almost all of the 180 seats were booked)"
Cons: "Almost 3.5h delay, no reason given, a mere croissant offered during waiting time, no transparency about additional delays (it was just 2.5h, initially). Also, despite the aircraft being newer than most Tarom planes, it was cramped, with very little leg room, very cheap trays and no storage space on the back of the seats in front. No warm beverages (no coffee, no tea!!). Will seek compensation for the delay."
Cons: "there is just one main meal that contain ham meat , and am Muslim so I cant eat ham."
Pros: "Everything was very quick and well organized."
Cons: "They last my brand new stroller even though it was gate checked with a bag and tags. I was told they have no information and can’t help me."
Pros: "Check in , flight info at airport great !"
Cons: "No choice for food."
Pros: "Quick and easy to board."
Cons: "They asked us to board early but didn’t turn the a/c on. No entertainment and the on board wifi was limited to their intranet. Kind of pointless."
Pros: "Good communication with crew..."
Pros: "From the counter to boarding the plane the staff for Tarom were amazing and very polite. Everyone was extremely helpful and accommodating."
Cons: "The boarding was a bit late and not organized efficiently. Very limited entertainment available."
Cons: "40 minuets delay Bad food No intertatment"
Pros: "Some us above"
Cons: "No leg room between seats"
Pros: "I would have been nice to have a USB plug in if there is no entertainment. But otherwise, wonderful food and overall great experience."
Pros: "Easy, for what it was."
Cons: "Plane interior was in poor shape"
Pros: "Pleasant staff, good flight."
Cons: "Nothing in particular. This was a quick flight, so I didn't expect much in terms of entertainment or food."
Pros: "On time, direct flight, friendly crew"
Pros: "The trip was short:)))"
Cons: "Poor sanitation inside airplane Stewards not smiling at all Seats uncomfortable and broken"
Pros: "Quick boarding, Cordial crew. We got from here to there efficiently."
Cons: "No "flight experience" - it felt more like riding the bus - we got on, drank some water and before you knew it we were landing."
Pros: "excellent flight attendants. Fast flight to make up for delay."
Cons: "Smaller seats than other airlines. Plane was dirty. Landing was rough and downright scary. delayed flight"
Pros: "The flight was on time and got us where we needed to go."
Cons: "My husband's seat had little cushioning, so that was uncomfortable. The food was so-so, but at least we were given some. I don't know about entertainment as we didn't use any. I also don't think you give boarding and flight instructions in English as well as the native language, but not being able to understand the instructions has been an issue on many planes we have taken recently."
Cons: "Arrived 15min late and I had a tight connection."
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Pros: "The food was great, staff nice, generous, and accommodating. Plane comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding often takes a long time, and/or flight is delayed."
Pros: "i bought the insurance and they will not reinburse me.. I am making sure i post this in all the disabled veteran blogs and my facebook.. once i get better i will be taking you guys to court"
Pros: "safety fly"
Cons: "seats were too small, food looks not well"
Pros: "Attentive flight attendants"
Cons: "Typically a beverage Is offered before take off. This flight it was not offered till the breakfast came out. May have been due to late start to boarding process"
Pros: "The plane had a 50 minutes delay. The reason was "tehnical problems". Actually, 3 persons boarded 40 minutes late, so we all had to wait for them. That was so unfair."
Pros: "Crew was great and food was good and plentiful despite being only a quick flight"
Pros: "Very professional staff. Reliable and trustworthy pilots. My preferred way to travel from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca."
Pros: "The airplane was in a good condition"
Cons: "Crew members bored, without any mood of working"
Pros: "The flights are announced once in the boarding area, but there is no announcement as to boarding. The signal to board is a flashing "boarding" sign in the departure lounge. At that moment everyone gets up and rushes to the line. Both priority and economy sections are boarded together. So, fastest runner wins. But it works. We boarded more quickly than any flight I've been on, and although boarding started 10 minutes later than scheduled, we departed exactly on time."
Pros: "Exactly on time to the minute Great sandwiches Clean new aircraft"
Pros: "Return flight was with Turkish Airlines (ticket change) so the rating is intended for them"
Cons: "Seats are old and worn. Pitch is Ok. BEG is bad, at least if you connect there to the JFK flight. You have to go to different desks to verify passport (!) and pass additional security control where they don't let you carry in any tax free purchases you make at your originating airport although you never leave the transit area. Boarding is chaotic with no staging."
Pros: "On time departure, and slightly early arrival. Everything ran smoothly. And seat spacing is quite generous!"
Cons: "It took a while to complete boarding, mostly because of carry-on luggage, but it did not delay departure."
Pros: "The flight experience was smooth!"
Cons: "A little snafu at the gate with everyone's carry on luggage could have been avoided with better communication."
Pros: "Nothing, pretty much"
Cons: "I was told my hand luggage needed to go to the cargo, despite it being small enough to be with me. The food was a water bottle and chips. There was more than an hour late to boarding time. The crew were not informative about what was going on. The plane made worrying noises when taking off."
Cons: "The fact that I had to check my guitar was odd. And online check In was difficult . I ended up paying more to check my guitar in at the airport"
Pros: "the boarding was smooth, the bus to the plane wasn't crowded and the plane was flying low so you could enjoy the sceneries and still get cell phone reception."
Cons: "the overhead compartment was a bit small and there was almost no leg room but both of my flights were short. I booked my flight through an app and it didn't give me any checked baggage so I tried to modify my booking through airserbia website but I couldn't so I ended up paying 60 euros for my bag at the airport."
Cons: "This flight is apparently consistently late"
Pros: "Crew was great. Seat was as expected. Could use a seat pad as they get worn out after a few years and I have to sit on my blanket so my legs don't fall asleep"
Cons: "More movies and TV shows please!"
Cons: "The worst airline ever. CUSTOEMR SERVICE IS AN UNKNOWN WORD TO THEM. I WILL NEVER FLY WITH THIS AIRLINE AGAIN AND YOU SHOULD REMOVE THEM FROM YORU PROPOSALS."
Pros: "Fast service, kindness."
Cons: "They should finally get rid of these old ATR-72 and replace them with some newer aircraft."
Cons: "Snacks on the plane, comfort"
Pros: "The crew was friendly."
Cons: "The boarding in Belgrade for the Belgrad-Brussles flight was delayed and a mess, but they blamed it on air control issues over Germany,"
Pros: "I was amazed with leg room for all regular economy seats, I'm tall guy and constantly have problem with leg room but here I was pretty suprised."
Cons: "Free you get small bag of pretzels and glass of water.. Everything else you have to pay. Same as in low cost companies but with ticket price of regular one."
Pros: "My isle seat"
Cons: "Studardess were very unpleasant,2 times they passed my row,had to take out garbage by myself. Same movies were played on both flights (I had round trip)"
Pros: "Air Serbia did the best they could to keep passengers comfortable and send all of us to hotel during the day w food and comfortable accommodation"
Cons: "Old outdated planes. Very little in flight entertainment- tiny selection of movies and tv shows. No ability to charge mobile devices."
Pros: "We received a voucher for food during our 4+ Hour delay before boarding on air serbia to Belgrade. Once we arrived in Belgrade, we stayed in the business suite before our flight and was provided with food and couches to relax on before our next flight. Also, on our connecting flight to athens, Aegean airlines was very professional and really wish I would have used their service instead of air serbia."
Cons: "Air serbia did not tell us why there was a 4+ hour delay to belgrade. Once we arrived in Belgrade, we had to wait 9+ hours for our connecting flight to athens when we were only supposed to have 2 hrs layover. Once we boarded the plane to athens, the workers at the airport had no clue were our luggage was and a lot of things were miscommunicated between them. They were very unprofessional and some of them were very rude. They had plenty of time to move our luggage to the next airplane, but too careless to do that. So now we have to wait a couple of days to get the rest of our luggages. We also missed our train ride in greece because of air serbia and had to pay for another train ticket and did not receive a refund"
Pros: "Timeliness, cleanliness and comfort."
Cons: "Inflight duty free closed too early."
Pros: "Comfortable aircraft"
Pros: "Me gustó que tienen un buen sistema de check-in, embarque y desembarque."
Cons: "El avión era un ATR-72 algo viejo, no era cómodo por dentro. Tampoco me gustó la atención de la tripulación, no pasaron por mi puesto ofreciendo el mísero vaso de agua que daban. En otras aerolíneas de este estilo por lo menos dan café."
Pros: "Crew was extremely nice and helpful."
Cons: "the Air Serbia magazine was the only entertainment available."
Cons: "The fact that, although the card said it was the same company for both flights (two-legged), I could not get a boarding pass at check/in for both flights, for both the outbound and return journey, and had to go through customs and border control twice just to get a new boarding pass each time. Leg room can be better, even with the extended legroom space."
Pros: "Nothing. Rude staff. Horrible food and service."
Pros: "A short connection"
Pros: "I got to board first because I am wearing a cast on my leg."
Cons: "The plane was extremely hot the entire 5 hour flight and even though many people asked to make the air cooler, the flight crew did nothing. It was a 5 hour flight and only 1 water was served. It was hot and only 1 water was served. When asked for two waters because I was extremely thirsty, the flight crew looked annoyed and brought only 1 to me. I hope to never fly Air Serbia again."
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Time it took to board and leave"
Pros: "Gave us food when they weren't required."
Cons: "My luggage was lost."
Cons: "It was very cold in airplane. Bad food. No covers. No tv"
Pros: "Easy check in, flight was on time, crew were nice and free meal and drink."
Cons: "Check in was much slower that all other check in desks and was only 2 girls then 3 girls on check in."
Cons: "The fact that I tried for nearly a week to CANCEL the flight. Yet was given no help, after sending email after email, making sure that I covered whatever was possible on my side. And of course, no response. Ended up forced to simply not attend the flight. Thanks a lot for a GREAT customer support, AirSerbia... (being cynical here, just making sure I do what I can so you get this)"
Pros: "As mentioned many times, they are more professional than JAT, but still looong way to go."
Cons: "They upgraded their system, but it fails when it comes to payments. They should definitely replace turbo props with jets."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Small and uncomfortable prop plane. Boarded from rear only."
Pros: "I liked the price I paid for the flight and the legroom between the seats - as I'm fairly tall - 6'3"/over 190sm, that was a big concern for me and that's why I didn't go with other carriers. I ended up having an entire row of 4 seats to myself, so I was able to stretch out and get some sleep. Flight attendants were coming around very often with drinks."
Cons: "I expected to get an e-mail with an offer to upgrade to Business Class as I was flying a day before my birthday, so I was in a mood to treat myself - but unfortunately, that never came. Once on board, when the meal was served, the breakfast meal had the scrambled eggs soaked with water, so didn't get the amazing food that others have talked about., Before landing, we were served a long sandwich that was very amateurish. Boarding was chaotic - as typical in many places in Europe, there is no boarding order - just people forming a line and getting on the plane."
Pros: "The flight attendants were courteous and advised passengers they can move around once boarding completed."
Cons: "The flight was operated by a avery small plane, so we were advised to leave the carryons outside to be put in the hold. Once on the plane, I thought my bag would fit in the overhead bin. Also, was annoyed that flight attendants would approach you speaking Serbian, which I don't."
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Cons: "I had a kid sitting on the seat behind me and kept kicking my seat. :("
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "I had to run as fast as I could to catch my connecting flight in Abu Dabi. Online it said I had a 1.5 hour layover but when I arrived I had 7 minutes to get to the other side of the airport. They also lost my luggage."
Pros: "On my two two hour flights, they fed us a lot, we're very attentive and very nice."
Pros: "Attentive crew, decent business class amenities, food was hit and miss. The selection of domestic wines and spirits was okay."
Cons: "The incoming flight was delayed until next day, with no effort on behalf of Air Serbia to communicate this. No space left for reproach, no effort of any kind of compensation. Once on board, the staff were great and did their best to accommodate this business traveller. The return flight was standard on terms of food and service, nothing special, nothing bad. The checking was another story, with lots of confusion and missed opportunities to make a difference. Mixed bag, overall."
Cons: "This is a rating for our entire experience which was awful. In our area you were unable to check in online or use a kiosk. That meant every person on the flight had to check in at the airport. There were no lines, no directions, just a mob at the desk. Once onboard the intercom went out during taxi. We had to turn around. No information was given as we sat on the taxiway. We finally took off late and again no information was given about connections. When we asked we were told "don't worry the Belgrade airport is small". luckily the flight from Belgrade to Athens was also late so we made the connection. Departing Athens was difficult as well. Online Air Serbia was showing our flight was cancelled due to a possible air traffic controller stike which did not happen. We called Air Serbia and were informed the flight was not cancelled. "Just show up at the airport" we were told. We showed up more than 2 hours early and waited in line to be told we were not in their system along with 2 other couples by a very curt airport employee. We waited an hour, despite all of us having proof of paid tickets. Again, no information was given. They finally confirmed the first leg, Athens to Belgrade but not the 2nd, Belgrade to Stuttgart. We waited again and finally were given boarding passes. We were not apologized to, offered an up grade or really afforded any customer service. One of the other couples discovered on their own, that due to the possible strike, Air Sebia had indeed cancelled everyone's bookings and "forgot" to re-enter some. Leaving Athens we were also late on take off. Again not given any information and barely made our connection to Stuttgart. At this time given our experience we could not recommend Air Serbia."
Pros: "traveler's assistance check in on time smooth flying. nice snacks"
Cons: "online check in is not available if starting out of Stuttgart !!!?"
Pros: "Flight Crew and Ground service behavior during the problem with the plane damage."
Cons: "Poor capacity building of the lower service people at the ground level at Abu Dhabi airport. They should have proper information for all passenger's issues."
Pros: "All good."
Cons: "They woke me up for a meal. My bad to forget earplugs or ask for some."
Pros: "It was a good flight over all, the service was non-stop"
Cons: "At JFK our pre booked seats were changed , and I had them changed back, there was some BS excuse for that I was questioning a flight attendant as to why the plum brandy wasn't on the menu,(national drink) I was told to fly first class the next time The flight back from Belgrade to JFK. I was told by the same flight attendant (Ana) that I was holding up the line, I was trying to put the carry on luggage over the seats. There was a 40 min delay in landing, the bathrooms were locked, once again the same flight attendant made a big deal of this, that I have to make it quick. The signs for the 1st class , bathroom should not be visible from the economy class seats because it confuses passengers, in the economy class, some of the passengers were sent back and not allowed to use the bathroom."
Pros: "Huge legs space for economy class, great service!!!"
Pros: "Luggage allowance"
Cons: "Too few movie selections"
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