CSA Czech Airlines

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3 star Skytrax Rating
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Seat Comfort 12345
Staff Service 12345
Value for Money 12345
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2/10

"started with an hour delay"

(Hungary)

Trip Verified | Budapest to Paris via Prague with CSA Czech Airlines. The flight started with an hour delay. Before landing in Prague I Was asking about my luggage, if it will arrive on time to the next airplane! Of course sir bla bla - it did not arrive! Very uncomfortable feeling to travel without luggage!
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteBudapest to Paris via Prague
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
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9/10

"for the price I paid I was more than happy"

(Czech Republic)

Trip Verified | Surprisingly smooth flight on board Czech Airlines, check-in was smooth and flight departed on time from Paris and as I had Plus fare, they did not bother me about my cabin bag and backpack during boarding. On board offer was OK and prices were low - the beer which I ordered was cold which is perfect. They also offered a water after the paid service so for the price I paid I was more than happy. Flight arrived 15 minutes early, only downside of the trip was the long wait for the bags in Prague.
AircraftBoeing 737-900ER
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteParis CDG to Prague
Date FlownFebruary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
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9/10

"Staff was nice and friendly"

(Czech Republic)

Trip Verified | Prague to Copenhagen. Flight was operated by Czech Airlines A319 (reg. OK-MEL), not with lowcost Smartwings 737, like almost all other CSA flights. Departure was delayed only about 10 minutes, we arrived on time. Staff was nice and friendly. Ordered food was so expensive (260CZK), but delicious. Aircraft was clean and seats were comfortable.
AircraftA319
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RoutePrague to Copenhagen
Date FlownOctober 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
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7/10

"delayed as usual for 2 hrs"

(Czech Republic)

Trip Verified | Prague to Paris. Flight with CSA operated by Smartwings was delayed as usual for 2 hrs. The boarding process was pure mess because of too many cabin bags which delayed us even more. The staff on airplane was nice, welcoming and apologetic for the delay. I prepaid the gourmet meal which was outstanding for the price both in quality and quantity. There was in-flight app with entertainment working however I did not try it. If we were not delayed it would be a great flight.
AircraftBoeing 737-900ER
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RoutePrague to Paris
Date FlownJanuary 2020
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
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1/10

"airline ruined this country’s great experience"

(United States)

Trip Verified | Amsterdam to Prague. I’ve flown all over the world and this is by far the worst airline I have ever flown. Not only was the flight delayed nearly an hour with no explanation. Also when boarding we were shuffled out ide to stand in the cold while waiting to board. Czech is such a beautiful place but this country needs to invest in or rehire their entire airlines staff. As an American I have to say this airline ruined this country’s great experience. This airline was beyond disorganized and completely unprofessional. There were multiple other issues when landing that I will not go into on here. When I say never, I mean I will never fly on this airline again. Just save yourself the headache and fly elsewhere.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteAmsterdam to Prague
Date FlownDecember 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
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9/10

"I was very pleasantly surprised"

(Czech Republic)

Trip Verified | Prague to Rome. I didn't expect a lot when booking a flight with Czech Airlines but I was very pleasantly surprised. The plane was a Smartwings one, the interior wasn't new, but was clean and working well. The flight was on time, there was also an inflight wifi, which worked well. Crew was polite, nice and attentive, only water was given for free, but that's normal nowadays. However, Czech Airlines offer so called "Gourmet menu" for 14€, which must be purchased online at least one day before take-off. For that 14€ you get a tasty hot meal served on porcelain, dessert, salad, fresh buns with butter and three drinks including wine/beer and hot drinks, served in glass or porcelain cups. All that with maximum willingness and professionalism. To conclude, give this airline with almost 100 years of tradition a chance. They struggled in recent past, but now they are a nice option for flying to Prague (or via Prague) again.
AircraftBoeing 737-800
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RoutePrague to Rome
Date FlownDecember 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
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1/10

"below-average low cost carrier"

(Czech Republic)

Trip Verified | Barcelona to Prague. I used to be a Gold member of OK Plus for more than 10 years, but as soon as it was bought by Travel Service and everything went down (quality, service etc.), I stopped using CSA completely. I tried them after quite a long time on single journey from BCN to PRG and will not fly again. They try to be seen as regular airline, in reality this is below-average low cost carrier. I have even paid for upgrade to C class - food terrible, service terrible, being sat in 2nd row the legroom space close to zero. On a positive note, we were not delayed, apart from that nothing to write home about.
AircraftBoeing 737-800
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat TypeBusiness Class
RouteBarcelona to Prague
Date FlownNovember 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
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1/10

"low-cost airline aircraft"

(Czech Republic)

Trip Verified | Prague to Keflavik. Experience of the worst low-cost airline under the price of the traditional airline, no online booking manager, no fully usable mobile app, call-centre operators without knowledge, extra-legroom seats with space of basic ones, booking changes they do without letting you know. This airline is facing as a traditional and modern one. But reality becomes when I saw the type of aircraft, I realize, that I will fly with low-cost airline aircraft. I believed that for price 210€ I'll get the full experience of the traditional airline. I prepaid food and seat in the first row. About one week later, when I wanted to add baggage, my booking manager site was empty (no option to add more services). So I called the customer centre and I got information that this is happening often and it's not possible to fix my booking manager and I have to manage everything via call centre (the mobile app is useless, you can't manage anything there - you only see information about the flight). Then the operator also told me that my seat (i paid for the first row) was changed because of changing aircraft. I wasn't noticed before via mail or SMS, that this happened. Not for least, she also told me, that this aircraft doesn't have"kitchen, so it's not possible to have warm food there, which I paid for. So I ask for another baggage and refund for food. One week later I tried to have another call and ask about my issue. Another operator told me, that it is possible to have warm food on this flight. I was totally disappointed, but at the and I order a paid for the food again with hope, that second operator knows what she speaks about. During boarding, I came to the oldest plane I can imagine from the most low-cost airline Smartwings. Legroom was tiny as in other B737, but my seat was priced as the extra-legroom seat. The only one thing I was fine with, was the food menu for 15€.
AircraftBoeing 737-800
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RoutePrague to Keflavik
Date FlownAugust 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
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1/10

"poor quality 2-star low-cost"

(Czech Republic)

Trip Verified | Had a single ticket issued by KLM from Prague to Moscow via Amsterdam. I have SkyTeam Elite Plus status. Flight from Prague has been codeshare with CSA but operated by Smartwings. Much to my surprise, CSA rejected to check my luggage through to the final destination, saying that they do not have the respective arrangement with KLM. Both companies are SkyTeam members and my flight has been presented as KLM flight. Consequently, I have been forced to pick up my luggage in Amsterdam, leave the terminal, check-in again, pass security and passport control. Rather than having my planned meeting in Amsterdam, I had to deal with my luggage. I was checking with KLM and they confirmed, that there is indeed no agreement between these two companies and CSA is right. And it is despite the fact, that flight has been marketed and sold as KLM flight. Another problem is, that you purchase a ticket with 4-star airlines to end up with poor quality 2-star low-cost, which does not even let you choose your seat for free (despite my Elite Plus status). Therefore, be aware of the codeshare. You might be paying for one service and get something very different.
AircraftBoeing 737
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RoutePrague to Moscow via Amsterdam
Date FlownSeptember 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
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2/10

"Lame experience overall"

(United States)

Trip Verified | Paris CDG to Prague. Late In both directions. No warning, no one says anything, the plane was already supposed to have left when they started boarding. No apologies no explanations. No refreshments unless you pay for them. Lame experience overall.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteParis CDG to Prague
Date FlownNovember 2019
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
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