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8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,320 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "In time and bring crowded"
Cons: "He abut bottled water since there’s nbther service?"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Ran out of meals. The oatmeal was terrible."

Cons: "Crampy plane"

Cons: "Snacks other than the cookie they always offer."

Pros: "Great food vegetarian options and they gave us nice things like blankets and pillows and slippers and a toothbrush."
Cons: "More options for movies/tv in English"

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The chair was very uncomfortable and it was cold. A light blanket and more padding on the seats would make a difference."

Pros: "They could’ve told us we needed to download the app for free entertainment prior to leaving the ground, but other than that I was very please. Alaska Airlines is always great to fly."

Pros: "Such great people and everything was clean"
Cons: "Sat at the back and they ran out of food."

Pros: "Everything and the smiles."
Cons: "I can’t think of anything."

Pros: "The staff is always super nice."
Cons: "The landing sucked. It seemed unnecessarily rough."

Pros: "To arrive safe to vegas. The staff respectful and quick way to book"
Cons: "Been in coach"

Pros: "I'd like adequate leg room with the ticket already purchased. I'll need at least one bag. why am I paying again for bags? Food, a decent meal without being charged even more. seriously? I already bought a ticket, stop with the nickel and diming already."

Pros: "Very polite kind staffs, Appreciated"

Cons: "For real? Just cookies?"

Pros: "Nothing. Perhaps the airline model."
Cons: "Virtually everything. I will never use CE or most likely any Chinese airline ever again. Oh ya. Shanghai is a shithole."

Pros: "great views! pilot interactions one woman on the crew was extremely personable & friendly!!! she stood out above the rest. :) (don't know her name but short blonde hair. friend and I agreed that she was great) windows clean enough to take some great pictures from the window"

Pros: "Everything and everyone is awesome!"
Cons: "I just hate turbulence."

Pros: "The space. The courtesy of the staff. The food. But mostly the space!"
Cons: "Every tiny bump."

Pros: "Loved the newer plane!"

Pros: "On line check in was very thorough. You received luggage tags at kiosk, and headed to bag drop. USB ports on planes!"
Cons: "Nothing!!"

Pros: "Actually I did not try any food"

Pros: "Plane was clean and we landed safely."
Cons: "No seat assignment until after plane was boarding. Had no choice but to sit next to bathrooms. Plane was loud and uncomfortable."

Pros: "Very good service"
Cons: "They sent one of two bags on an earlier flight than we were on and we thought they had got lost"

Pros: "Smoothest missed approach and go-around in localized early AM Portland ground fog (I am ATP pilot myself). Bravo - nearly no one else of the passengers even noticed!!"

Pros: "Service, nice plan and easy ride to Honolulu."
Cons: "I don't the seating arrangement in a 737-800. Three rows on each side makes the window and middle passenger very uncomfortable."

Pros: "Rented a player and watched movies. Yeah"

Pros: "Plenty of overhead room for my husbands guitar and my orchid."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "I was completely satisfied with my trip per usual :)"

Pros: "I've always had a good experience with Alaska Air"

Cons: "The cabin was way too hot. A person shouldn't wake up sweaty"

Pros: "everyone was pleasant and accommodating."
Cons: "again neither me or my seatmates[not travel companion] could not get the inflight network to work. my seatmate was traveling with a child and that left her frustrated."

Cons: "Baggage crew was so careless in loading bags onto plane. There were two bags and a car seat that were thrown and missed the conveyer belt and fell off the side."

Pros: "Free small snacks and regular drink runs. Very good hospitality."

Pros: "Alaska airlines always does a great job"

Pros: "Having an exit row"

Pros: "I did actually get to where I was going"
Cons: "I had 3 flights. All were delayed with little or no explanation of details."

Pros: "Convenient and flights are short from ANC to FAI"
Cons: "Q400 seats are very narrow, seat pitch is too short (unless you are in an exit row), very little overhead space. It's a short flight, but it really makes those narrow 737 seats feel like first class."

Pros: "Pilot information/announcements."

Pros: "Easy, no bumps, all my luggage arrived."

Pros: "It was decent"

Cons: "Obliged pay for drink"

Pros: "Friendly and courteous attendants"

Cons: "The ventilation system wasn't working it was super hot and super uncomfortable!"

Pros: "Everything was wonderful and thank you for making it a positive experience."

Pros: "Having a place to plug in our iPhone and large luggage compartments. The airplane was very comfortable."

Pros: "Charging station in the seat"

Pros: "Everything was smooth and on time"
Cons: "Boarding passes were hand written, very 1980s or earlier"

Cons: "More leg room"

Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "The seats are way to close together! No lag room for a person 5 feet 11 inches. I was uncomfortable during the entire flight! They served one beverage and that was it. They charged $6 per person to reserve a specific seat in advance! I think I will drive next time, because Sun Country treats their customers like cattle in a stall! (Crammed seating)"

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "They switched my seat last minute because the accidentally charged me for bags that didn’t get checked and had to re-check me in. The woman in the seat in front of me was practically sitting in my lap, which I couldn’t help unless someone surgically removed part of my legs. My knees were smashed against her recliner seat for the full three hour flight. I was moved from a window seat mid cabin to a seat surrounded by children under the age of six. No chance at rest. Made me lug bagged to oversized drop off only to be told that my gear wasn’t actually oversized and I had to lug it all back and stand in line for bag drop off again. This was a bad time."

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Some seats were loose."

Pros: "Affordable flight."
Cons: "Was not aware they charge for a carry on bag."

Cons: "Tightest seat I have experienced 90 minutes to get luggage at carousel Offered drinks only once"

Pros: "Wings didn’t fall off"
Cons: "Both flights each direction were delayed and late and luggage was a nightmare with major waiting times (the whole flight waited over an hour for luggage). The flight delays were related to staffing emergencies. Luggage seemed like 1 guy was working. With their fees, they push you to check your bags but don’t have the service to back it up. Do not recommend if your schedules are tight."

Cons: "Both flights to and from Alaska were delayed. The carry on baggage fees the seat selection fees were a terrible upcharge. I will not fly Suncountry again."

Cons: "baggage was slow, missed our shuttle."

Pros: "The thing I liked most was the non-stop flight from ANC -> MSP. Seats were fine, didn't feel more overcrowded than usual. Crew was polite and boarding was fairly quick."
Cons: ""Lowest fairs!!" and then on check in they nickel and dime you with extra costs for even a carry on AND to choose a seat that you already bought!! I mean, you don't have to. You could always just wait until check in at the airport and get thrown into a middle seat. Saving extra money was what pushed me over the edge here, but after all the fees after booking was paid for and experience, I would have gladly paid the extra money to fly Alaska Airlines."

Pros: "Staff was friendly in a normal and expected way so no complaints there."
Cons: "Sun Country used to be our favorite airline, hands down. Now it is like the rest, nickel and dming for seats, luggage and online check in. When we arrived in MSP, we also had to wait a half hour for the bags to start coming to the carousel. There just isn’t the all around good service we are used to with Sun Country."

Cons: "My father also had a seat that would not recline. Not good for a 5+ hour overnight flight."

Pros: "Great staff and crew. Very good for an economy flight."
Cons: "Flight 2 hours late. There is no entertainment or food just soda."

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Late departure, dirty plane, hidden expenses"

Cons: "The seats don’t give much leg room and no plug ins available for phone/iPad. Guess I’m used to Alaska Airlines."

Cons: "They charged for my carrie on! I didnt have o pay when I flu with you guys! I was surprised!!!!!!!!"

Cons: "Check in crew was limited, one did not know how to help with check in or even access the baggage belt; our flight was delayed and passengers were not kept up to date; finally a passenger with a service dignity began to call out boarding zones not over the loud speaker but just yelling herself - which I was thankful for... it was the most clear direction I had received all morning"

Cons: "I could not get a boarding pass on either flight, going or returning; the Sun Country website is a disaster. Also not happy about its new baggage policy."

Cons: "I had a small day pack and my briefcase and they charged me $25.00 extra day the day pack. Sun Country. I really would have complained but another person was trying to complain of the same problem, with no movement or to no avail."

Cons: "We paid extra for exit row seats they did not recline and seats were SO uncomfortable...not your fault I know just saying airlines in general have gone downhill."

Pros: "On time, friendly staff"

Pros: "Left on time and arrived early at destination"
Cons: "There was no overhead room for carry on bags when I boarded at row 11. I just had a cloth bag and had to keep it at my feet- not comfy leg room for a 5 hour flight."

Pros: "The staff was very friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Seats are TINY even for myself (5'5 130lbs). Wish the flights had wifi too! I'm sure that's not always feasible though."

Pros: "Inexpensive non-stop flight"
Cons: "Everything was good"

Pros: "Fast boarding and great service. Funny piolet was a a plus."
Cons: "Paying for tablet use during a 6 hour flight."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Poor seats, no reclining. No head rest. Most uncomfortable flight ever. No WiFi. Ran out of dvds for movies before row ten. Offers nothing! If your going to be a budget no amenities sure line ADVERTISE IT! Don't fool people. Never again!!! Terrible"

Pros: "No problems boarding. Can't rate food or entertainment as had neither."
Cons: "Cabin was uncomfortably warm. Attendant was unhelpful and rude when I had trouble getting my bag into overhead."

Pros: "We loved that the plane took off each time on time."

Cons: "Cabin was about 85 degrees the entire flight"

Pros: "The people on the plane was great"
Cons: "The people at the ticket counter and gate liked their jobs as the were talking down to the customer and not to the customer"

Pros: "Don't know why more airlines don't board from the back to the front like Sun Country - WAY more efficient and very smooth. The crew were funny and cordial. I had sprained my ankle on my vacation and was on crutches. Employees at the airport were quick to supply me with a wheel chair to my gate and had one waiting for me on the arriving end when we landed."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable for an overnight flight. Sleeping was impossible. The headrests need the adjustable 'wings' like most other airlines so you at least have something for your head to rest against. Seats barely recline so even with a pillow your chin is in your lap. Nice to have the full can of pop but a pretzel or peanut snack would have been nice for a 5 hour flight."

Pros: "Check in was simple and staff was friendly."
Cons: "Took a long time to get luggage sorted. Seats were quite hard and narrow."

Cons: "Had a good trip and appreciate Sun Country--especially the terminals!"

Pros: "I am still at the airport, the flight that was supposed to leave 3 hrs ago has been delayed for repair. I am happy they are trying g.to be safe but this is a huge inconvenience. The airline thus far has offered a glass of water to its passengers and that was before we had to exit the airplane. How nice"

Pros: "smooth flight."
Cons: "was one hour late and I missed my shuttle to Rochester. I got home very late."

Cons: "My flight was delayed 30 minutes with no explanation by the crew."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The seats in the row right behind 1st class are extremely narrow. Customers should be informed of that when booking or boarding."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and professional and helped people with their bags. There wasn't a big difference between this airline and other bigger airlines. Some flights will be better than others depending upon the crew and passengers and weather, but passengers are packed in one lost all the flights."
Cons: "Took a long time for passengers to board and "line" was clogged up at the gate by people waiting. People need to get out of the way of those boarding. Ran out of video machines by the time they got halfway down the aisle."

Pros: "Everything went as I'd hoped."
Cons: "Crying baby followed by loud 10 year old ... not Sun Country's problems."

Pros: "The flight was on time. Plane was clean."
Cons: "We ran into rough weather and I know that the crew cannot control that."

Pros: "Everything was great. Thanks"

Pros: "On time. Great staff. Leaves from a nice smaller airport."
Cons: "Was disappointed that when checking in online - we were forced to have to pay an additional cost for each seat on the departing and return flight."

Pros: "Nice smooth ride. Service was great. Very friendly. Great landing in rough weather."

Pros: "We were assigned to the exit row, so had more leg room. It was a new plane and very nice."
Cons: "It was an overnight flight and we could not recline the seats, which made sleep impossible."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Food options were poor"

Pros: "I like that SunCountry flys directly to my most important locations,"
Cons: "Can't spring for a bag of pretzels or something?"

Pros: "Had window seats"
Cons: "Why are you sending me this survey at 2:31 am?"

Cons: "No complimentary snakes No inflight entertainment"

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "no basic snack"

Cons: "My name was on both reservations, i did not notice this until my wife and i tried to check in. They would not change the name on one of the tickets to my wife, Kathleen. So we had to cancel the entire reservation. I have trip insurance with Allianz, and am trying to get a refund for the tickets. If"

Cons: "Need power outlets at seats."

Cons: "So uncomfortable."

Pros: "Safe travel"
Cons: "Cramped and warm"

Pros: "Quick boarding and early arrival"
Cons: "No real entertainment features. Nothing while in international waters. Not even a map of where we were."

Pros: "I cant say nothing but can say everything was good"
Cons: "I cant say nothing but can say everything was good"

Cons: ":)"

Pros: "Lovely timing. Great crew"

Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "The seats are small, no real space, things over all looked run down, feels like I’m taking a city bus but even those have more room."

Pros: "Crew board and also on plane were accommodating and very friendly."
Cons: "Three people in row and all over 200lbs it felt like ever time to get seatbelt Or the horrible placed outlets between seats but under seat and you can not look under seat cause no space in front of you to access and can’t help but to rub against person in next too you. So had to apologize and explain what was trying to do before I tried. I try not to fly this airline or other large carries for"

Pros: "I purchased a ticket for my 18 year old dog $ 125.00 each way to fly with me to Kalispell and back. She is so old that she can not SEE, HEAR, or BARK any longer. I understood she needed to be under the seat for take off and landing but I was told by the ticket agent and flight attendants on my first flight that she could sit on my lap during the flight. Everything was great on the way there. On the returning flight,.... the flight attendant was so RUDE to me. She saw that after we were airborne and at a steady altitude, I brought my dog "Kacey" up into my lap. She immediately raised her voice and stated the dog needed to remain on the ground. I politely explained her condition BUT she refused to listen to anything. I put my poor old dog back under the seat. After approx 20 min I could hear her patting very loud. I lifted her again and asked a different flight attendant for some water. She was very hot on the floor. Or course, the flight attendant saw my little chihuahua drinking the water and said that after she drinks a little more, she must remain under the seat. By now, my husband is getting annoyed. He tried explaining to the flight attendant the medical needs that my dog has " she's on protein shakes" which were approved their security. and how fragile she is. She can't BARK, SEE, or HEAR. Yes, we will be putting her down soon but we took her to Montana for my daughter to say her GOODBYES!! Sorry to say, but that flight attendant has turned me away from UNITED AIR LINES forever. Feel free to call me 352-804-8344. You may send this to UNITED AIRLINES too!! Thanks Karen Hope"

Pros: "I liked that the ground crew did an excellent job in boarding the flight even though it was completely full."
Cons: "I felt it took too long to retrieve luggage in Newark. The onboard food options were overpriced."

Pros: "The base price is better than Alaska Air. The travel time is acceptable."
Cons: "The base price is for a cramped seat with no checked bag included. Food and entertainment are also extras The human element has been eliminated from the check in process."

Pros: "People were courteous as expected but as usual the 1st class took precedence. Big deal they pay extra for what, not to eat 1 ounce snack foods and cans of soda."
Cons: "The room and the food was horrible. Seems like every time I take a flight people get stuffed into planes like sardines. Also the food selection was nonexistent. There was not enough qty for each person on the flight and the food choices are subpar and very expensive. If u ask me with the exorbant cost of flight to include now the cost to bring luggage is horrible. What happened to the days when airlines actually cared for their customers. I guess those days are long gone. I have been in he military over 17 years and not once have I received a courtesy upgrade to 1st class and I have flew over the world. Guess it's all about the money. And have to pay for entertainment....go figure and why isn't there outlets on every seta in every row. Is that too much to ask!"

Pros: "It was generally quiet and peaceful. I called the stewards at one point and they were very prompt and attentive."
Cons: "Teeny tiny seats on an overnight flight? I had to ask my rowmates to clear the row so I could find my glasses that had fallen under my seat because there simply wasn't room to maneuver even an arm down to manually search for them. This is not to mention that most people sleep on these flights; how is that comfortable for most regular Americans?"

Pros: "Uncomfortable seat cushions like all of our United flights. This was the 1st United crew that was at least friendly!"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seat cushions like all of our United flights. This was the 1st United crew that was at least friendly!"

Pros: "For the amount I paid I'm surprised all we got was mixed nuts! Very disappointing! I hated watching movies on my iPhone, wished you had mounted headrests"
Cons: "Free food or more snack options! Tv consoles in the headrest"

Pros: "My flight attendants on my flight were wonderful and so was the boarding crew at San Fran's airport to Las Vegas were awesome as well. The space I had on my connecting flight to vegas was awesome and the feature it had to charge devices were a nice too."
Cons: "The crew at the front desks and at the boarding area for my flight from Anchorage, AK, to the San Fran airport however, were extremely rude. The rating for the crew is a 2 because although my flight attendants were awesome, but the service given to me and to my fellow flyers by the Customer Service Agents/Reps at the front desk and the training of a newbie at the gate, when boarding at the Anchorage, Alaska, airport was terrible. They were extremely unprofessional and did not seem to care that the tones of their voices, their facial expressions, as well as their body language, showed that they lacked the manners and knowledge of compassion, respect and courtesy. Their rotten attitudes were insufficient at making the customers/guests of the airlines feel comfortable before flying. I did not appreciate being spoken to the way some of the reps did."

Pros: "The flight seemed a little more steady and more drinks were offered."
Cons: "The flight from Chicago to Fairbanks was a little better, but when it came time for me to use the restroom, the flight attendant was quite rude. I explained I had been waiting for the past 2 hours but she didn't seem to care. The seats were terribly uncomfortable."

Pros: "Food vouchers were nice. $20 did not cover lunch and dinner for that day. So it coupd have been more like $40."

Pros: "The attendents were helpful and nice except in the situation I've listed in dislike. The plane left on time and arrived early and we didn't have to wait 20 minutes for a gate to open up."
Cons: "I chose the back window seat right in front of the restrooms. Crewmember even said it was the worst seat in the house. Although I didn't pay to upgrade, thee were available seats up there. The attendant even said she would ttry to move things around once people were seate without anyone asking. She just knew our row was going to be uncomfortable.. I am tall with big shoulders, the gentleman next to me was large. All that I ask is the attendant come back after all is settled and explain that it wasn't possible to move things around. Although, if there were seats available I should have been offered a different seat. I have flown a lot on different airlines. I've flown on a 15 hour flight overseas. This is BY FAR the most uncomfortable I have EVER been."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "no delays!"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "If nothing else United has been consistent in their late departures and arrivals backed by absolute lies about the reason for delays. Staff says one thing then Pilot says something completely counter. Then the lack of any sort of heartfelt appology adds to the insult. Every flight was overbooked by at least 5 people. Total incompetence. Moreover, United has made profit so obviously more important than client comfort. The seats were similar to a straight back Dining room chair except with your knees in your chest. They even took away the seat back pouch as a smal comfort to place items to be replaced with an 8 inch high mesh that fits nothing larger than your cell phone. A 6 hour flight and 1 drink service with 1/2 glass of soda. Pay $7.99 only to find out that video does not work through Canada which was the majority of the flight"

Pros: "I ended up missing my connecting flight because the flight left the airport almost an hr late....once i get to my connecting flight...ive missed it...soooo i had yo wait 4hrs for the next available flight & missed my doctors visit......im sooo pissed....."
Cons: "Missing my connecting flight"

Pros: "Fast service! Good price selection!"

Pros: "Boarded on time. That is all."
Cons: "After boarding, we waited on the plane for a long time before they said there was a mechanical problem and we would need to deboard while they fix it. After waiting another four hours they finally canceled the flight. They couldn't get us another flight and said to come back the next day to see if there is another flight out."

Cons: "I was not told that if I voluntarily checked my carry on bag I wouldn't be able to make flight changes later."

Pros: "The coffee and waffle snack."
Cons: "The 40 minute delay."

Pros: "Plane was on time"
Cons: "I am 5'4" and had no leg room. My knees touched the seat in front of me the whole time. The in seat entertainment was broken on the entire plane for the flight. Simply won't ever fly in a plane so cramped ever again."

Pros: "The one crew member that talked the whole flight was nice"
Cons: "Entertainment was not given freely, as if you didn't just pay 300 per ticket to fly on United. It would cut in and out just to tell you it wanted your credit card. The seats were so full the middle person doesn't even have room to sit up straight without touching shoulders"

Cons: "Lost my bag"

Pros: "Flight was great."
Cons: "Only negative was that the seat was cramped, not much room."

Pros: "Boarding and crew"
Cons: "Service, look like you have to purchase everything from food to entretaiment."

Cons: "I was flying from Pittsburgh to Chicago to Fairbanks. My flight from Pittsburgh was delayed. My connecting flight from Chicago to Fairbanks was in the very next gate. But as I exited my first flight, my connecting flight pulled away from the gate. I was extremely disappointed."

Cons: "Lost my luggage and made us late"

Pros: "Everything you are.."

Pros: "Has aisle seat so I could stretch one leg."
Cons: "Was crammed in the back with not enough knee room. I'm not overweight, (5'11", 200 lbs) people (including flight attendant kept banging into me as they went past. 1 flight attendant (middle-aged man) obnoxious. Lots of empty seats in the "economy plus" section, once flight was in motion...attendant refused to let anyone move. United obviously shortened up the leg room and space towards the back of the plane to make room for "economy plus" then just left those seats empty when passengers refused to pay the additional $170 (what obnoxious flight attendant said) to sit there. I will look for other carriers..."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They canceled my flight, lost my luggage made me miss events in my life on my vacation and only comped me 20$ food ticket which is nothing in an airport. And I was stuck in an unfamiliar airport for 10 hours waiting for a new flight through another airline. Oh and dod I mention the bag they lost for a whole day was 50lbs of fresh Alaskan seafood and yes it all was thawed.... I will never fly United airlines again."

Cons: "On a flight as long as this one was it should have included FREE use of the movies, TV shows, the entertainment feature ."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "We wont ever fly United again."

Pros: "Needed to get to a hurting friend asap who's husband was dying. When I checked my luggage the delta employee gave me a heartfelt hug & words of encouragement Which meant more to me then anything. That's not in any training manual that's the heart of a great employee...."

Pros: "Once on the aircraft everything was just fine"
Cons: "First of all it was delayed, no big deal but once i checked in I wasn't even assigned a seat. I try to find an agent at the boarding gate and none to be found. They finally arrive 30 min before take off and then assign me a middle seat when I specifically picked my seat weeks earlier and of course was one of the last people to board barely enough time to search for a place for my bag and get to my middle seat in the back of the aircraft. Not even a sorry or any type of compensation for a terrible experience"

Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "The way you bord the plane"

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "United has squeezed its Economy class customers into seats that are tolerable only for the shortest. If I were an inch or so taller, I would have found the space intolerable. As it was, my knees were against the seat in front. For a flight as long as this one (over 5 hours from Anchorage to Denver), it was uncomfortable to say the least. The middle of the plane was nearly empty, because United charges $75 per seat for an upgrade. For the round-trip for two of us, that would have added $300 to our bill. The fact that so few are willing to pay the upgrade fee indicates that the increment is too large."

Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "I don't think it's possible to construct a plane more cramped than that, but I'm sure someone will rise to the challenge."

Pros: "Weight restriction on the plane, almost didn't make it out"
Cons: "Late to leave anchorage because of a weight restriction. Flight was only 3/4 full."

Pros: "Good in flight entertainment"
Cons: "seats were a little less shitty but still shitty"

Cons: "I asked a staff member a question about my checked luggage and I felt like he blew me off. No big deal though."

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