Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|February||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 8% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,054||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Flight was Good"
Cons: "checked baggage was damaged"
Cons: "The most courteous staff - on ground, in air, and at destination!"
Pros: "The crew on both legs of our trip were nice and accommodating."
Pros: "Just ok"
Cons: "Can't understand why it was delayed"
Pros: "Maria in Winnipeg tried to find me decent connections. She did book me into a hotel in Boston as I missed connection 3 times!!!!"
Cons: "Flights that arrive and leave on time. How can one plan a trip if flights are continually cancelled or delayed. Very frustrating and a very unhappy customer."
Pros: "Flight attendant coughed in my face twice without covering her mouth while I was seated and she was passing out drinks and snacks"
Pros: "Plane seemed well maintained and newer. Crew seemed friendly."
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "no very poor , terrible plans and plane service"
Cons: "better aircraft, better trained staff from delta service in tei cities wonderful fred"
Pros: "Good crew. Ample legroom."
Cons: "Plane was delayed by more than an hour."
Cons: "Perfect travel day! No issues whatsoever"
Pros: "The plane was 2 hours late and I could not get home. Missed the connection to Greenville at 11:38. They told me there were no hotels in Atlanta and I would have to stay in the airport and then take the 8:55 am fight to Greenville. That took an hour in line and there was no help."
Cons: "The pilot was awesome. He flew as fast as he could to help anyone make their connection but it didn’t help. But I appreciate him trying. Just frustrated that being military I didn’t get to board earlier or that they didn’t help me find a way home"
Pros: "staff was friendly and very attentive to my needs."
Pros: "Appreciated stewardess comping wine because my husband and I couldn't sit together"
Cons: "Don't assume you will get a good fare just because you book 2.5 months in advance, have a Delta AmEx card, and use some of your earned miles"
Pros: "Good boarding process. Friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "Its a long, long flight so can't really complain too much. Overall, it was a good flight."
Pros: "Very nice lady as part of the crew, always a cheering moment for passengers."
Cons: "The plane was not clean. Peanuts on my feet area, plastic bag in backseat pcket."
Cons: "I had a 4 hour layover in Minneapolis, there was another flight to Denver that I meant I could’ve been home three hours earlier had I done standby, but because I had a cheaper ticket I was not allowed that opportunity. That makes absolutely no sense to me seeing as my flight was packed. I’m sorry my flight saved me money"
Pros: "Boarding was seanless"
Cons: "I wasn’t able to sleep much because the seat was not comfortable."
Pros: "Flight Attendant Precious was just as her name precious and was very impactful in my amazing journey experience."
Pros: "That we finally arrived."
Cons: "That we didn't arrive even remotely close to when we were supposed to."
Pros: "On time departure/arrival despite weather in Atlanta. Always a fan of free messaging and choice of snacks."
Cons: "Delta needs to invest in their gate area at ORD. Understand it’s not a hub but it’s a key business/leisure destination. The MD-80s are ok for a short hop but over 1 hour unless you’re in Comfort+, it’s tight."
Pros: "We were on time"
Cons: "The plane was terrible. Trim pieces falling off the seats. In very rough shape. The crew did ok, nothing terrible but the service was mediocre and they were very stingy with the snacks and drinks."
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly, especially when checking in"
Pros: "Good movie selection"
Cons: "Just about everything else was mediocre"
Pros: "Courteous and professional staff"
Pros: "Got in 1/2 hour early"
Pros: "The entire flight staff (even at the gate before boarding) was very friendly and accommodating..it was refreshing!"
Pros: "I had a whole row to myself and was able to sleep"
Cons: "No movie selection, no blankets."
Pros: "Smooth flight Courteous"
Cons: "On a five hours flight a two dollars sandwich wouldn’t hurt!!"
Cons: "Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Seat was very cramped and I want able to be comfortable at all. I couldn't even sit back I the seat!"
Pros: "Flights were on time boarding was easy. 2nd crew from ATLANTA was friendly."
Cons: "The foldable snack tray was broken on the flight to ATL."
Pros: "Over all everything specially we got in earlier than expected"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful. Flight smooth and quick."
Cons: "Gate change and departure time change not reflected properly on boarding pass. Problems with gogo in Flight."
Pros: "Delta captain was very personable, kept us up to date when a slight delay was necessary."
Cons: "It took over 20 minutes to check our bags. Given that we paid $150 to "upgrade" to Economy Comfort for a ONE HOUR flight, it would have been nice if DAL enabled us to check in with Sky Priority."
Pros: "All the staff and flight crew we're really great and thoughtful. Helpful with finding overhead compartments on a full flight."
Cons: "Seats could be bigger, with more leg room. But we know that's not gonna happen."
Cons: "For the second consecutive Delta flight, one at LGA, one at JFK, (it’s never happened on any other airline) TSA pre-check was closed and over a dozen agents trying to upsell the CLEAR program were working hard to get people to spend $175 not to wait in the resulting one hour long line."
Pros: "Power outlets, snacks, beverages."
Cons: "Boarding (goes faster if the rear of the plane boards first), delay, insufficient space at seat, no advance notification of needed app for entertainment access, app not available on kindle fires."
Pros: "Service was fast and the inflight entertainment is free. Lots of movies to chose from, which is nice for the long flight."
Cons: "It was the most cramped I have ever felt in a plane and also the longest flight. Horrible combination. Some of the crew were snippy."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"
Pros: "Great polite and personable crew. Quality food snacks that accompany the beverage."
Cons: "The seats weren’t very comfortable or spacious. And the get your seat at the gate process is a little unclear"
Pros: "Air crew was friendly and tried to get people settled as quick as they could to get back on time"
Cons: "plane was a bit late getting in so we left Tampa late fortunately my transfer gate was only a short walk from the arrival gate in Detroit so no issues catching my next flight."
Pros: "Nothing bad and nothing particularly good."
Pros: "Great experiencing getting on and off the plane"
Pros: "The staff was professional and friendly"
Cons: "Flight left late for multiple reasons, missed my connection. Because there were multiple causes it just reveals how many cracks in the system there are. Flight delays are so common these days that I would just rather drive if possible."
Pros: "Getting to the correct destination."
Cons: "The fact that the lack of knowledge regarding international travel visas by the counter staff and supervisor meant that two days of the vacation were lost. Upon arrival in China the 144 hour travel visa was granted with no problem within minutes, but the U.S. staff was completely befuddled by the possibility. The interrogation was completely stressful and resulted in a reschedule of the original flight and during the second attempt at flying even an email from the U.S. consulate with a link to the Shanghai/Chinese government immigration site was deemed "not official enough". i will be expecting proper compensation. I was once given an $850 travel voucher for voluntarily giving up my seat, and was flown first class to Hawaii, given 4 star accomodation and then flown first class on to China within 48 hours. This was an involuntary bump from our chosen flight time, all because of a lack of knowledge about current visa regulations and international law on the part of the check in staff. We have been loyal Delta users for over 15 years, and this was the biggest blunder ever. Also humiliating and extremely frustrating, stressful and a big problem with fulfilling our travel plans between son and father."
Pros: "30 min. early!"
Cons: "Only pretzels"
Pros: "Crew was amazing!"
Pros: "The crew was so wonderful!"
Cons: "the wifi is awful"
Pros: "Flight was generally smooth. Bags arrived in good time and undamaged."
Cons: "Announcements were too loud and far too frequent."
Pros: "Flight was short."
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "More comfortable seating. Fortunately this flight was also late in departing so I was able to make the connection!"
Cons: "I downloaded the AA ap and followed the instructions but could not get entertainment to work on my Android phone."
Cons: "If delay to much pls let customer out of plane"
Pros: "Very nice crew"
Cons: "It was freezing on the plane. The entertainment was not working."
Cons: "AA seats are very small and narrow. The reclining part was uncomfortable. I prefer legroom and comfort at Delta Airlines."
Pros: "The crew did an excellent job. The pilot was able to make up time after 1 hour delay at the airport."
Cons: "More comfortable seating."
Pros: "Great food"
Cons: "Need a polite crew"
Pros: "Crew was nice and flight enjoyable"
Pros: "The flight was crowded, but what can you expect? Turbulence prevented beverage service. The flight arrived early but had to wait to land."
Pros: "Our flight attendant was delightful. Nothing special with a flight, as long as its was on time."
Cons: "Flight attendants are rude and nasty!"
Pros: "The movie selection was good"
Cons: "The crew kept bumping into people and were not a pleasant group."
Cons: "No legroom at all & PA announcements were twice the volume of other media on entertainment system."
Cons: "We were rerouted by JustFly prior to our trip. Instead of Venice - Philadelphia-Tampa at noon, we were moved to Venice - London - Chicago - Tampa. Flight from London - Chicago was delayed 6 hours. Of course missed connection in Chicago. Spent night in Chicago and arrived home 48 hours after leaving for Venice airport."
Cons: "I understand it happens,but after a long day of traveling it is very frustrating when the late night flight is delayed and you then have to sit in the plane on the ground for an extended period. Otherwise it was fine"
Cons: "Too cramped."
Pros: "Pilots that did show up were pleasant and made the best of the situation."
Cons: "No scheduled pilots for this flight. Pilots that did arrive had their schedule rearranged---they showed up to work thinking they were flying to Seattle. They were asked to step in to fly to Denver instead---20 minutes after our scheduled takeoff time; not horribly late, but seemingly disorganized, which leads to all kinds of thoughts about AA overall competence."
Pros: "On time arrival. Entertainment system worked on this Airbus, unlike the Boeing 737 (updated, but still outdated!) on the way out."
Cons: "Limited and unimaginative food options on board"
Cons: "American Airlines lied to us that this flight was canceled. They made me go to the ticket counter to book another flight. While standing in line, my husband found out it was not canceled, but they were boarding the plane. The porter that pushed my mother in the wheelchair was able to get our bags checked. No American Airlines employee would help us. They just said to go back to the end of the line. The porter called the gate to have the plane wait for us. American Airlines DISCRIMINATES especially against the elderly!"
Pros: "The video screen on my assigned seat was broken so I moved to a seat where there was no one else in the row of, do I had plenty of leg room."
Pros: "I had a weapon to check and found that one of the case locks had been broken. With only minutes to spare a Huntsville TSA bag checker donated a personal padlock so I could make my flight. 5 stars."
Cons: "Monotonal flight orientation. Follow a Southwest Airlines model and add some vigor!"
Pros: "Very nice, hot meal a bonus - didn't know we'd be given dinner :) Seats ok - leg room acceptable"
Cons: "Thought we were flying British Airways - even this survey says it's BA - went to wrong ticketing desk and was sent to American - had to let our friends in Germany know the change by email - worried they wouldn't get the email in the muddle of their night and they'd go to BA gate undead of American. It was a little disconcerting"
Pros: "The boarding went very smoothly even though the flight was full ."
Cons: "The plane to San Diego was much nicer, then the return flight to DFW. No TV screens are port to plug-in your cell phone."
Pros: "Spacious aircraft for a relatively short flight. I usually take a smaller aircraft that requires us to check our luggage. I'm reconsidering where I will have layovers now."
Pros: "The flight attendants were incredibly attentive"
Pros: "Liked all the little amenities - actual meals, USB plugs for charging, free movies and games to entertain my kids, enough leg room that I can bend down and get stuff from my bag under the seat and that I could lean back a little without causing the person behind me to need knee surgery, tilt feature on screens to make video viewing easier when the person ahead of you tips their seat back. Seats were wide enough that I didn't fear jabbing my neighbor in the ribs every time I moved. Ice Cream!"
Pros: "The seats on the plane were well covered and leather like that was helpful"
Cons: "The food was horrendous ant the staff unprepared for service . They don't want to be service oriented they want to be your equal they are two familiar and on the edge of rude."
Pros: "Everything was fine---smooth flight, no problems until after landing."
Cons: "We waited 45 minutes on the tarmac for a gate before we could deplane."
Pros: "It was nice that I had a seat empty next to me, allowing for extra room. Flight was a little early in landing in Dallas, allowing for extra time for a short layover to find my terminal and gate for my next flight."
Cons: "All was good."
Cons: "Couldn't check in on line. Flight was delayed. Boarding was hectic and disorganized. Everybody ran for the gate. Crew was prompt and not friendly. Upon arriving they announced that they did not have the Hawai'i agricultural forms, so we would have to wait until the "agent" cam on the plane with the forms, fill out the forms, and then disembark. The crew was not organized, so it took about 10-15 minutes to get off after we arrived in the gate (late) because they could not get people sit down and fill out the forms. Chaotic. I plan NOT to fly American again. Ever."
Cons: "Ct for. R"
Pros: "The attention great. The time was OK, the assistant for my mom great, easy for her to go through the airport was excellent."
Cons: "The waiting on the terminal for the wheelchair assistance, when you get home you want to onboard fast. But it was ok. a little impatience."
Cons: "Airline had no gates at destination and made us sit on board for an hour after landing. Should have been protactive and found air stairs to disembark instead of forcing passengers stuck on hot plane."
Pros: "Great flight crew price was right and I will travel American again!"
Pros: "They checked my carry on"
Cons: "Seemed unprepared my movie screen nonfunctional"
Cons: "delayed so long we missed our connection"
Pros: "Everyghing was smooth and on time"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "Friendly-on time-love the charlotte airport"
Pros: "Very nice crew. Full meal"
Cons: "The wifi prices are absolutely outrageous. In a time where hotels are giving wifi away for free bc it's baked in their pricing and costs the airline should be doing the same. It leaves a bitter taste of feeling nickel and dimed when you charge spears toy for this. Especially at $21 for a 3 hour flight. Seriously?"
Cons: "-AC was way too high. -Blanket was way too small and thin. Only cover half of my body and they didn't have any extra blankets -There was no free movie available on a flight that's over hrs long. -I got sick because it was so cold"
Cons: "The flight movies and entertainment were down the whole flights but only for our seats. Which on an international flight was the pits."
Cons: "Crew was grumpy and tired! No energy. Plane was hot no AC when we boarded."
Cons: "Delay boarding and then dropped us off at a remote runway and had to wait 45 minutes for a bus to main terminal!"
Airlines flying from Alabama to Johannesburg have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights