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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "They were friendly."
Cons: "All pluses."
Pros: "The flight attendants were super. They asked wanted anything. They kept asking if there was something we needed. Super service."
Cons: "No negatives"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Missed floght"
Cons: "Alaska overbooking to 107% (TSA’s explanation) at security checkpoint D at SFO FROM 10-1am caused many missed flights and many disgruntled passengers due to TSA agents being incredibly in hospitable."
Pros: "Fast and organized check in and boarding. Friendly staff."
Cons: "Expensive airline food. Meals should be included for long flights."
Pros: "I liked that we were going to Hawaii."
Cons: "No entertainment no food only 1drink service. Staff seemed generally unhappy and burdened by passengers."
Pros: "Flight was on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "No free entertainment options for a six hour flight"
Pros: "Everything was super easy from booking to boarding"
Cons: "They ran out of food after the mid section of the plane. Very little water and beverage service offered for a long flight."
Pros: "Air vents let very little air flow so it was pretty warm during the entire 5 1/2 hrflight. 737-900 has lane."
Cons: "Temp was warm"
Pros: "Again I had premium sitting, very comfortable. I did have a meal, coconut chicken and jasmine rice. It was tasty but I wish they had given out a packet of soy sauce."
Cons: "There were fewer people on this flight and I had the whole row to my self. Unfortunately I was in row 6 behind 1st class that had the pullout trays. So I was not able to lift the arms in between the seats and stretch out."
Pros: "The crew on the plane was so great. Really friendly so helpful. I wish I could remember all their names but Ken really stood out. He was such a happy and kind steward."
Cons: "This plane was on the old side. But still clean and the crew was great."
Pros: "Alsaka rocks. They we lovely from check in to the get off on to the tarmac in Kona. Got to go out the back door or the plane."
Pros: "Pleasant flight"
Cons: "NO WINDOW SEAT! Bummer!"
Cons: "Please keep the restroom cleaner, thanks!"
Pros: "Great flight with on time arrival and departure."
Pros: "Wheelchair to plane"
Cons: "My seat would not recline (row 32). Is this new policy?"
Pros: "The friendly crew"
Cons: "Would like to have gluten free good amd snacks avsilable"
Pros: "tablets were perfect for my seven year old."
Pros: "Flight attendants could not have been nicer.. highly recommend"
Cons: "I made the mistake of wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Would have loved a blanket but they don't have any. The crew did ask for the temperature to be increased a bit though. Just a quibble...."
Pros: "Only one host was good and rest air hostes were rude"
Cons: "There service was bad ... bad seats in first class ... no entertainment ... tablet they gave me went dead in 30 min ... won't give another out ... counter girl was rude and I told her I am status holder with American Airlines and I can have 70 pound bags but she was like no 50 is the limit and even I was flying first class till bag limit was 50 lb ... over all bad service and I will not fly again with Alaska which is considered the number one airline in USA ha!!!"
Pros: "Exceptional flight crew - attentive and friendly."
Cons: "unable to access internet and movies"
Pros: "Punctuality was excellent! Crew was good. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "There is no entertainment provided and the Wi Fi didn't work at all!"
Pros: "The check in and customer service was really helpful"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "I loved the extra room for feet. And the size of the overhead storage I loved the chocolate treat And the cheery steward chatter on the overhead speaker Best flight experience in many moons Looking forward to next Alaska experience"
Cons: "My seat 12 A. Had no window"
Pros: "The staff was very attentive, friendly, and accommodating! Getting free mai tais half way through the flight was a pleasant surprise."
Pros: "Being on time"
Cons: "Nothing specific"
Pros: "The power outlet..."
Cons: "that it didn't have tight enough holes to hold the plug in place (it would keep falling)"
Pros: "Cabin crew were very nice."
Pros: "the upside was that legroom was ok--i'm 6'2". plane did leave on time."
Cons: "1) not that alaska does any worse than others, but boarding is increasingly unpleasant. 5 grades of 'rewards' groups boards, then children, then military, then the elderly, etc. by the time people who paid full fair for their tickets board there's no overhead space left. by charging for any checked bags, the airlines are creating a very stressful and disorganized boarding experience; 2) the ambiance is just dull: cheesy music, dull, grey colors, poor lighting, etc. it just feels as if you're in a space designed by someone with no taste--and this is from the company that bought and killed virgin!? 3) the food is the same cheese plate and tapas plate i get on other airlines. 4) no special greeting upon boarding. it wouldn't take much to make the entire experience pleasant, but alaska and others don't feel the need to make the effort."
Pros: "tablets to keep kids busy, flight was on time"
Cons: "flights changed times, our original seats were lost and upgrades cost $80 per person"
Pros: "Quick boarding, good seating I didnt assign. Quick in flight beverages offered food,entertainment."
Cons: "Had to purchase food,entertainment, 2/3bathrooms for coach all in the back of cabin none in middle or front."
Pros: "The customer service is excellent. Boarding is easy. They have several meal options as well."
Cons: "As with most planes, there's not much room. The onboard wifi does not work well."
Pros: "Friendly crew, comfortavle seats"
Cons: "No healthy food options. Not a big deal"
Pros: "I am a flexible, thin, 5'0" person and had a hard time sitting on that plane! Ugh. I don't know how bigger people make it through the flight."
Pros: "Crew was top notch"
Cons: "Waiting for late ppl.to board. I get there 3 hrs early because it's considered an international flight. Left an hour late. Not happy about that."
Pros: "We left early and arrived early! All in all another great Alaska flight!"
Pros: "Love the charging station on every seatback, friendly crew and healthy snacks."
Pros: "Nice, friendly crew! Left 15 minutes mutes late and arrived 5 minutes to army! Perfect!"
Pros: "more legroom, agent allowed me to move to a row with an empty seat."
Cons: "I think the "free" maitai was pretty awful.....would skip it next time. Hardly representative of island quality."
Cons: "Wrapped glassware in checked in luggage. Glassware looked so broken as if someone jumped on the suitcase. Never saw crushed glass like that."
Pros: "all activities went very smooth. it was a little difficult to hear the boarding announcements but others than that no lines once boarded. I have long legs and there was plenty of room in my coach/window seat to move around."
Pros: "Great service, meals and selection of movies."
Cons: "Middle seat was uncomfortable."
Pros: "I paid for first class and was pulled out of line and told was being moved not asked this happens so many times when I fly alone is embarrassing and not comfortable as I pay the same as them they should have done earlier. also first class wasn't much different as people were coming up non stop for bathroom not sure why.... not to be picky but is not like that on other"
Pros: "Direct flight. Yummy ginger cookies"
Cons: "Limited food choices on a flight that was not really late."
Cons: "Free TV shoes were extremely limited. Virtually nothing complimentary to watch for 5 hours"
Pros: "Good service in flight | Departed on time | Arrived early"
Cons: "Gate was changed within 20 minutes of boarding."
Cons: "Communication with our delay...NOT TOO GOOD"
Cons: "Food, leg room!"
Pros: "Flight attendants were great!"
Cons: "Flight was a little cold - but in Hawaii, not always a bad thing!"
Pros: "Airlines has great service and long leg room than the US carrier"
Cons: "The TSA line in Kona is a nightmare, almost missed my flight. Took over an hour. So slow and people dont make any effort doing their job faster."
Cons: "Incoming plane was late, but we made it to Kona in good time, and we were out of the airport and at our lodging 30 minutes before I thought we would be, so we must have been on time"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and attentive. BIG airplane; lots of seats, maybe too many but I had an aisle seat in an aisle in the middle that only had 3 seats so there was extra space next to me. Really appreciated that I was able to charge up my phone in the seat in front of me"
Cons: "A seat not so far back."
Pros: "Hawaiian's layout of the A330 is excellent. The seats (even in regular economy) are large and comfortable, with plenty of leg room. The flight attendants are genuinely friendly and pleasant."
Cons: "In-flight entertainment is pretty weak."
Pros: "Food and service was pretty good"
Cons: "Stuck at the gate after boarding for an entire hour while they did maintenance on the plane before we left."
Pros: "Food and drink were included, plane was very comfortable, and the service was friendly and professional... great experience."
Cons: "They lost one piece of luggage. Waiting to see if they find it and its returned"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Getting to our seats I was allowed to move one row up to an exit row which was great! Service by attendants was smooth and efficient."
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "We ended up upgrading because kayak doesn’t let you assign a seat and we were the last to get a seat on a very full flight. I will never use Kayak again."
Cons: "I really didn’t like the Hawaii check in process. I purchased the ticket through kayak , JAL to Honolulu.Of course I went to JAL counter to check in, but the service lady told me I have to go to Hawaiian airlines. Cause the flight was share by JAL through Hawaiian. What a mess!"
Cons: "Almost everything on the in flight entertainment system cost money and the screen was not very responsive."
Pros: "Most of the staff were friendly and efficient."
Cons: "There was a long line to the customer service counter. Another, employee just stood there and watched. I saw someone walk up to the employee that wasn’t doing anything and that employee turned around and walked away from him. Poor organization and customer service for a problem that required everyone’s teamwork. It just takes one bad apple."
Pros: "Free snack was good."
Cons: "15 minutes from midpoint between Hawaii and mainland plane turned 2 hrs back instead of continuing 2.5 hrs to Honolulu. Cancelled flight stuck 6 hrs in Oakland. Gate crew spent 4 hrs in near total confusion, no info provided. Direct 7 hr flight turned into 4 airports, 3 flight legs, taxi ride across San Francisco and 12 hrs late on another airline. Reason for diversion - dubious."
Pros: "The service and food and drinks"
Cons: "How dirty the plane was and especially the restrooms"
Pros: "The gate crew was outstanding in a very difficult situation. They were all very professional and helpful."
Cons: "Scheduled departure was eleven a.m. and actual departure was over seven hours later. We were each provided a $100 credit memo for future travel, but when we tried to reschedule our return trip to avoid LAX we were told the credit could only be used for new travel. Not happy about either the delay or the inability to use the $100 each credits. On top of that, we had to pay $400 rescheduling fees for the two tickets. That looks like a threefer to me. Pretty much sucks."
Cons: "Not clear what line to stand in signs would help Such as if you had a boarding pass you can just stand in the line that will give your baggage tag versus just standing in the general line"
Pros: "Easy upgrade to extra space!"
Cons: "Temperature was too warm in the cabin"
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Seats were a bit uncomfortable but it was a short flight"
Pros: "Food and drinks."
Cons: "Plane was dirty and when asking questions about forms we needed to fill out, no one was willing to help or find answers."
Pros: "The seating and the pleasant stewards."
Pros: "The crew were very pleasant"
Cons: "The flight was very smooth"
Cons: "Last raw no window For window seat"
Pros: "Easy service. Great people."
Pros: "Crew was the best part of the trip! They were courteous, friendly, efficient & helpful! Always with a smile!"
Cons: "Food was mediocre but it was FREE! The last of the airlines to offer that! Hooray for them!"
Cons: "Temp was frigid. Many people cold. Ran out of blankets. UNACCEPTABLE."
Pros: "All the services were excellent!"
Cons: "No free entertainment available on a 5.5 hr flight. Touch display for movies didn't work very well."
Pros: "How accommodating the crew was. There was a two hour delay in the flight but the ticket people kept checking on the waiting passengers."
Cons: "No fault of the flight crew.... but the flight was long . Nothing can be changed on the length of the flight."
Pros: "Really can't beat Hawaiian for crew friendliness and on-time service."
Cons: "Really must provide an extra leg room section on a 6hour flight!!"
Pros: "The plane was held a few minutes to give us time for a quick transfer since we were late arriving. Even our luggage made it onto the plane with us. The whole Hawaiian staff and crew were so helpful getting us to our connecting flight in time. We were even offered a yummy Rum Punch drink on our flight. Hawaiian flight attendants all the friendliest and most helpful of any airline I've experienced!"
Cons: "2 hrs delayed. HA said they sent an email but I never received"
Cons: "I know the food is free but it is terrible even for airline food both the dinner and the breakfast. No entertainment at all is available so poad up your tablet or laptop for these long flights."
Pros: "The fact they were at least able to change our flights twice."
Cons: "While we were in the Hawaiian Airlines Plumeria lounge, they should've let us know that we were about to miss our flight. Especially with taking care of an 8 month of baby, sometimes you lose track of time. We missed the original flight even though we had asked the front desk agent to contact the gate to hold it for us for a few minutes. When we arrived at the gate, the ramp had already been retracted so we missed our flight. Next flight was the next day so we had to rent another rental car, another night's hotel totaling an extra $200 in Waikiki. At least they changed my flight without fees. But overall a bad experience."
Cons: "The seats had lost there cushion and my lower back/tail bone was sore the rest of the day.."
Pros: "That they served breakfast."
Cons: "No free movie."
Pros: "Efficient friendly on time service."
Pros: "Same excellent service as previous flight."
Pros: "Moved up our flight."
Pros: "The short flight and quick service"
Pros: "Boarding was not announced per zone. Zone 1 and 2 were boarded and then 3-5 all at once creating a huge line. Rated 1 on food and entertainment as short duration of flight didn't include either of those."
Pros: "The crew, as on most of my Hawaiian flights were very pleasant and accommodating. The seating on their airlines are generally very comfortable and spacious."
Cons: "I had selected an aisle seat when I booked the flight and was moved to a center seat without my knowledge. When I made this known to the attendant, she left to check to see if they could move me, later returned to tell me that because I was already seated they couldn't move me, though I had made it known to her prior to taking my seat. Most Hawaiian flights have in flight movies and power ports, this particular flight had neither."
Pros: "Flight attendents could not get up for the flight due to weather."
Pros: "Left my carry on in the overhead with about $800 in Christmas presents and was able to retrieve in after clearing international customs. Nice, friendly, kind, helpful!"
Cons: "I had to wait 3 hours for my interisland flight. That wasn't cool. But otherwise it was great"
Pros: "Love the cocktail... seriously awesome!"
Cons: "Where did the awesome meal go?!?!?"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "The crew did a mediocre job of keeping us informed as to the delay of takeoff."
Cons: "There was some type of mechanical or electric issue that delayed our flight by 30 minutes or so, which is unwelcome for a flight that late at night."
Pros: "Kosher snacks! Thank you! Very safe and controlled Covid procedures. Made me feel safe."
Pros: "All was great!"
Pros: "Great crew. Old plane but comfy"
Pros: "It was an intern final destination and the boarding crew answered all my questions and put me at ease."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."
Pros: "I was fortunately upgraded to 1st class. The flight attendant was adequate. However, did not live up to the level of service I have come to expect."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Superb service on board and at kiosk!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour."
Cons: "Too many flight delays and gate changes"
Cons: "No milk available."
Pros: "They were awesome"
Cons: "Nothing I was at my best on the best airline and crew"
Cons: "Food is always bad."
Pros: "They were friendly and prompt, joked with us as they worked. The flight was smooth and on time"
Cons: "It was well executed flight"
Pros: "Crew was wonderful! Food was good. It was a good experience."
Cons: "This whole paying for comfort seats is annoying. Just make all the seats decent for all travelers."
Cons: "Got nothing to drink in 4 hours. Crew was LAZY"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and helpful seats and movie were awesome!!!"
Pros: "Crew had pleasant personalities.. not stoic annoyed faces"
Cons: "People should wait their turn getting off the planes “Wait until the seat in front of you is empty,” says the elementary school teacher .."
Cons: "The “newbies” were excited and loud, the main attendant was very.long.winded.every.single.time.she.spoke."
Pros: "Since I wasn't allowed on the flight because another leg caused us to arrive with only an hour to board, I can't tell you anything that was enjoyable."
Cons: "The KLM representative was COMPLETELY unhelpful. She basically told us we were screwed and to go away. We spent hours on the phone at great cost to us (international pay phone charges) to be bounced for one rep to another. We were finally told we could get in a plane home Sunday, please to be transferred, starting the process over from the beginning. It was TERRIBLE, beginning to end!"
Cons: "Really rough landing"
Pros: "Great service from ground and flight crew."
Cons: "Not comfortable on today’s packed planes"
Cons: "Small airplane, noissy"
Pros: "Didn’t major it on the flight. Sleeping in Atlanta. Not the house I paid for in totrtola."
Cons: "Terrible planning. Didn’t have enough fuel to circle. Took a stupid path. 10 minutes cost me a day."
Pros: "On time take off."
Cons: "No comments"
Pros: "Excellent communication, friendly staff, and timely flight."
Cons: "Overhead bin too small for expect carryons. Should offer free checked bag at check into reduce this delay."
Cons: "Plane was old flight was right on time"
Pros: "The chekc in person was very helpful."
Cons: "The plane was too hot and the pilot did not accommodate the passengers request. More than just me made the same request."
Pros: "The kind bars"
Cons: "They gave a hard time checking in because I didn’t mark I had a lap child. I honestly looked and the website wasn’t clear. Then (Bob who checked me in in Tucson) didn’t bag my car seat. And it came super dirty. I’ve never had an airline not bag the caraway. Especially when I asked. Southwest is a better company to work with. Disappointed"
Cons: "My initial flight was changed from 9 am to 5:55 am.... this is. It what I wanted or I would have purchased it. On this flight we had a 3.5 hour delay for mechanical!!!"
Pros: "The crew, food, plane, everything was excellent"
Pros: "Delta did a really good job as always. Cheaper, more comfortable, and a WAY better experience than Alaska Airlines."
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system did not function at all during the flight"
Pros: "Space in seats was better than most airlines"
Cons: "That they charge for bags. It is now an industry standard, nevertheless, it's a way of stealing to customers. Airlines shouldn't charge for bags"
Pros: "Crew were courteous and overall everything was systematic."
Cons: "I had to pay for my single piece of luggage AND for alcoholic drinks. That doesn't feel right."
Pros: "Excellent job"
Pros: "Someone was sitting in our sit. But put us in three sit so happy . She was so nice lady"
Pros: "Good food and entertainment choices on board. Little to no feedback from captain regarding inflight turbulence."
Cons: "Getting through security at the LAX Delta Terminal 2 was chaotic and the slowest I have ever encountered. There were two lines which moved at very different speeds. My husband got through his line 15min before I was finished in the other line. One line required iPads to be other, the other didn't. Something was seriously wrong with how things were being handled. Bathrooms onboard were a pigstie."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Like ALL planes today, too crowded."
Pros: "The in flight entertainment and the pilot being informative about what was going wrong at the Atlanta airport."
Cons: "The insane process that followed the flight of rebooking - it would have been VERY HELPFUL to have access to the inflight internet so that I could have rebooked my missed connection before we landed in the ATL airport where it was past midnight and there were hardly any staff available for us to talk to and the lines to speak to anyone took literal HOURS to get through."
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Cons: "The flight was over 20 minutes early"
Cons: "No TVs for int'l flight, disorganized and chaotic boarding process, limited snack options"
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable. Very little legroom."
Cons: "My luggage is lost. I picked it up in LAX and reboarded. It never arrived to MSP. My wife's luggage was also lost but they found it on another flight. They have no clue where mine is."
Pros: "All computers down. Cancelled flight. Spent night in airport. No accommodations. No food or drink."
Pros: "Not happy"
Cons: "I was given a hard time on getting my boarding pass printed. They made me waknback and forth twice to clear up this situation. Delta said I had to pay extra to cover the fare. Even the "special services" did not give any great service. Alex me think twice abotnbooking through this and delta.!"
Pros: "Wonderful staff, very helpful after our plane was diverted"
Cons: "When I purchased a meal there were elements missing. When I asked the flight attendant for the missing elements, she signed loudly and said "that means I'll have to open every single meal" which any intelligent person could tell you that's not true - just swap out the 1 meal. Then they lost my luggage and was told it would be delivered at my hotel and hour after I arrived. This was a lie and several times I called their hotline and each time I was told they didn't have a status. Then their hotline closed at 10p. I didn't get my luggage until 3am (which was 6am by my body's clock still on EST) and then had to go to a huge annual work event with no sleep, a headache, and nausea."
Pros: "Everything is good"
Pros: "Nothing, my flight was delayed so bad that if I would have had taken off I would have been stuck in DFW Airport until probably Friday as I would have had missed my flight and all the flights to PR were sold out until the 19th. Luckily my brother was so proactive that he was able to re-schedule a flight for the 19th."
Cons: "If the flight would have taken off on time."
Cons: "Passengers need to DISTANCE 6' and keep their masks on. Which I realize is put of the hands of American. Appreciate the fresh white bag with a bottle of water and crackers. Thank you."
Cons: "Hit heavy turbulence ,scary"
Pros: "Smooth ride, great crew, free flight entertainment with screen built into each seat."
Pros: "Boardered ok"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, crew member was short and impatient with elderly people sitting next to me."
Cons: "O Hare sucks. Flight always gets delayed."
Pros: "Like the multiple USB charging outlets and the mobile device holder on the backrest"
Pros: "Mechanical difficulty and ineptitude -twice at repairs. Undisclosed landing complications due to runways issues in Phoenix resulting in missed connections."
Cons: "Reasonable arrangements were made for hotel, shuttle, and meal voucher, but the airport was virtually closed for the night and getting to ground transportation nearly impossible. Thank the airport cleaning service who were the most helpful"
Cons: "You could have been on time. You could be accountable. You ruined my wife’s 40th birthday by failing to fulfill you’re end of the deal."
Pros: "Comfy seats"
Cons: "The crew"
Pros: "Fast and professional"
Cons: "Seats are really small, the A/C doesn’t work very well, very uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "The flight itself was good however, the cancellation/rebooking process by the airline carrier was less than satisfactory."
Cons: "The airline carrier was not very accessible. I was on hold for a long period of time (during late night hours) for questions."
Pros: "The boarding process was not complicated and my moved along in an orderly fashion."
Cons: "Make the seats more comfortable! Especially on long fights where the risk of blood clots are higher."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable - period. I do not have any type of back problem but I was sore after that flight."
Cons: "Seats on American Airlines are the pits. So much so, that my back has gone into spasm. Bottom line, in future I'll do my best to avoid flying American!"
Cons: "Bigger seats. More room."
Pros: "The crew is so friendly. Perfect landing. Perfect flight!"
Pros: "The crew was nice, there was a lot of room on the plane because it was so delayed."
Cons: "It could be on time."
Pros: "The flight was early."
Cons: "More leg room needed."
Pros: "It got us there"
Cons: "Beverage service was cancelled due to turbulence but I’ve been in flights worse and they kept their service Had to wait long for a ramp at a remote terminal then take 2 shuttles to terminal."
Pros: "The positive attitude. The spirit of happy."
Cons: "The Five hour delay. Especially after we had paid $70 each to get on they earlier flight"
Pros: "Friendly flight crew and pleasant to interact with."
Cons: "Had a significant delay due to wind conditions in Chicago. However, instead of waiting at the gate, we waited over 45 minutes on the plane instead of letting us know about this additional delay prior to boarding. Also, the legroom was laughable, as the person in front of me hit my knees as soon as he began reclining."
Pros: "First class seating comfort and service. Even my flight in the main cabin was relatively comfortable, but I'm a smaller stature person so... On time promise kept every flight."
Pros: "The flight crew was nice and sweet for an early morning flight."
Cons: "We delayed in TUS on the runway and in LAX due to congestion at LAX. Nearly half of us had to sprint to make out connections. Luckily, LAX never launches planes on time. More a fault of LAX and it’s inefficiency than AA. Still annoying."
Pros: "Just about everything was wonderful. Flight crew was great, infotainment centers are always a plus, and the seats are better than I remember (don’t get excited, slightly)."
Cons: "This was considered an international flight, as we discovered when we were directed to the international terminal. It was also a 6 hour flight so... where was the food?! We could pay upwards of $10 for 3-4 options, none of which were 100% kid friendly. What’s up with that?"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Good food options in coach."
Cons: "Boarding process (AA in general) needs improvement considering the plethora of groups. Takes too long to board. New seats are downright tiny."
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful and pleasant."
Cons: "No USB ports"
Cons: "No free wifi"
Cons: "The fact that my original seats were not given. The other issue was that Alaska wasn’t my airline but American was. They didn’t even tell me until I got to the gate, moved over to another and then got transferred over to my gate."
Pros: "On time. Nice plane."
Cons: "Not enough food to feed all passengers and the service was very slow."
Cons: "Not much leg room, seats are narrow."
Cons: "All. Disappointed to see Etihad airlines declining so rapidly. What used to be my preferred airlines, not anymore and definitely can predict the downfall."
Pros: "Streamlined boarding process"
Cons: "Poor leg room and no video . Older plane."
Pros: "No issues boarding and arrived at the destination a little bit early so I easily made my connecting flight"
Cons: "Flight itself was a little rough at times but what can be done about that?"
Pros: "First class on TUS to ORD flight - very good flight attendant who was very pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable... she remembered which drink I was having."
Pros: "Flew 1st class, everything excellent"
Pros: "Once again, another good and on time flight with American. I was once again surprised."
Cons: "Landing was ROUGH"
Cons: "The airline did not inform us that the flight lands and passengers would need to travel by bus to the terminal. Just a surprise. I would like to know when booking the flight."
Cons: "Service was terrible. Uncomfortable and good was not at all tasty"
Pros: "Great entertainment my second leg with personal TVs and great selection of movies and games. Also got great exit row seating for no additional price!"
Cons: "Delays, attitudes, and fees"
Pros: "The flight was delayed for 2 hours. That's not human."
Cons: "After the 2 hours delay, I had to take a shuttle that took forever to get to the terminal that has my suitcase."
Pros: "The friendly personal"
Pros: "Short but comfortable first class flight."
Pros: "Sea was decent and flight on time wot"
Cons: "Entertainment system ridiculous. Doesn't work on Android or 64 bit Windows. Useless"
Pros: "Early to navigate"
Pros: "Timely flight. Smooth and easy check in."
Cons: "Another airport would be better, no extra charges for bags would be even better!"
Pros: "Getting off the plane. The unusually chipper voices telling us “B-bye”"
Cons: "I remember reading that Aeroflot in Russia has better customer service than United Air Lines. Well, it was on full display today on our flight from LAX to Kona repleat with the veteran battle ax barking orders at passengers; “The Bathroom is by the blue curtaaaaaaiiiins!!!!!’ Poor victim seemed utterly humiliated. Seating is cramped, seats narrow and unsupportive and the old 757’s (c. 1997) entertainment system is ancient...the touch screens seemed unresponsive, but were in fact just slow...as 5-7 seconds would elapse between touching the screen and the command being implemented. A full re-boot was ordered about 30-45 minutes into the flight. As expected, there were some bumps in the air, but we welcommed them because it required the crew to sit down, freeing us of their ultra passive agressiveness."
Pros: "We arrived on time despite leaving 45 minutes late"
Cons: "LAX now buses people to the planes. We stood on the bus for 45 minutes and then drove for 10 minutes on an active taxi way. The crew for united just does not seem motivated anymore on any flight. Even in first class we were offered water only 2 on a 5 hour flight. The crew just sat in the front and looked at their phones. The food made me sick for two days - so it is better to just not eat it and bring your own. It is sad as I united used to be a great airline and now they just seem to focus on what new fee they can charge."
Cons: "United Airlines were curt and unhelpful. The refused to allow me to board my flight unless I arrived at least 1 hour before takeoff. There were 57min until takeoff after I checked in at the counter. I have a trusted traveler card and TSA express."
Cons: "No food on a 7 hour flight?? That comes close to torture in my book. Crossing a huge ocean = food you don't have to pay for, in my book."
Pros: "Supe easy flight."
Pros: "I was asleep in this flight & was not bothered during beverage service. This flight was only 2 & 1/2 hrs"
Pros: "The gate was right next to the one I flew in from."
Pros: "The crew was friendly, and the flight time was an hour shorter than scheduled. But those are silver linings to real problems I encountered."
Cons: "This flight was actually from Denver to Kona. There was 1.5 hour delay due to mechanical issue with plane, so we had to switch gates and planes. That wasn't so bad. What made it bad was an extra 45 minute delay because apparently maintenance forgot to sign off on the new plane. Also, the space below the seat for my feet and carry-on was unacceptable. All the aisle seats like mine had only half the space of the window seats for their feet. If you're in an aisle seat on that plane, it's impossible to fit anything but the size of a small purse under the seat in front of you. And the middle seat fares only a bit better. Finally, with 7 hours of flight time plus about an hour waiting to depart from gate on plane, the crew ignorantly decided to hand out the Hawaii form to fill out within 2 minutes of preparing to land. Many people didn't have time to fill out the form before being required to put tray tables up. Fortunately, these forms aren't as serious as going thru customs, but it's stupid to pass out the forms that late into the flight expecting people to complete them."
Pros: "The entertainment onboard was good"
Cons: "Five hour delay due to the aircraft maintenance."
Pros: "This airplane was older and it seemed there was more leg room than on other planes I've ridden on. I'm 5'11 and my husband is 6'4. This was really appreciated. Nice attendants. Boarding was orderly the different groups waited in rows. Older gentleman greeted us with Merry Christmas as he took our tickets. Overall nice feeling."
Pros: "Very nice flight attendant and the landing was very smooth."
Cons: "I’m not a fan of the waffle cookies, wish they had a couple of choices of snacks."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Crew was very positive and helpful despite the delay."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2.5 hr. To use the entertainment you have to download an app, but in order to download the app you have to pay for wifi."
Pros: "Good thing it was first thing in the morning."
Pros: "What isn't there to like about first class?"
Pros: "The entertainment selection was great!! The crew was great!"
Cons: "It was SO hot on plane, I was miserable the whole flight. It started out with a delay on the tarmac due to the air conditioning not working. We had to wait for maintenance to fix that. That wasn’t a big deal to me. We didn’t have a connecting flight to catch, so we were understanding....things happen. The problem for me began when HOT air was blowing on my legs the WHOLE flight. I was miserable! They only had pizza for purchase which did NOT sound appetizing in that heat. It was a terribly long flight and I was so happy to land and get off!!"
Pros: "Smooth sailing, the crew was so friendly and flight were all on time. They had really good movies on board which made time fly faster and"
Cons: "Nothen bad to say."
Pros: "Very friendly & accommodating crew. Pilot kept up informed. Personable disposition exuded across the board."
Pros: "The boarding was fast and easy. The crew were friendly and accommodating. The entertainment was bring your own phone, tablet or computer to watch movies over wifi. We could not access our United account so we could not watch the movies, which was lame for a 5 hour flight. The food was also unpleasant as usual. You'd think a multimillion dollar airline could afford to feed people more than drinks and a cookie. What happened to the hospitality of the industry? If you came to my house for 5 hours and I gave you one cookie and a beverage maybe two you would think I was rude or down right cheap."
Cons: "The crew were wonderful. My husband was on a business trip and I was able to sit with him. The staff didn't wake me up and they were generous with the sodas."
Pros: "Got me there"
Cons: "Bad knee hurt by end of flgt"
Cons: "Preboarding wasent allowed. They forced me to check my bag in even though it was made for airplanes. Rude customer service. Flight was delayed."
Pros: "That it was only a 5/6 hour flight"
Cons: "Movie choices were very limited. Need better snacks than only little mixed crackers."
Pros: "757 first class was excellent"
Cons: "First time using 1st class, now I am spoiled. United coach seats are to small"
Pros: "Coustumer Service"
Pros: "Apologies and attitude of crew They got me on another carrier so I could get to my destination"
Cons: "Not enough people on hand to reroute customers. Some picky customers took too much time. After an hour they handed out phone number to call and make our own arrangements"
Pros: "Friendly staff, smooth flight"
Cons: "The flight delay was terrible"
Cons: "Boarding personnel was short and rude in some instances. Condescending comments were made when passengers were not forming lines to their liking."
Pros: "It was wonderful plenty of space, legroom"
Pros: "Everything worked out just fine"
Pros: "The captain of the plane was polite and kind."
Cons: "The weather in SF delayed is so very long while the airport staff were rather rude at both airports. And after all that, my bag did not make it on my connecting flight- or maybe it did but you guys texted me it didn't via your little app- and I had to go back for it mysef the next day becuase you would not deliver it or help me find it. wanted to be compensated for my long and horrible ordeal."
Pros: "Service/flight attendants were great. Flight was smooth mostly. Space was good as nobody next to me. Flt from YYZ via ORD to SFO misplaced my luggage and got it the next day."
Cons: "ORD to SFO was very turbulent and luggage didn't make it. Seats tight in middle for ORD to SFO"
Pros: "I was never able to take the flight because of a significant delay in arrival in Tucson and subsequent arrival in Chicago."
Pros: "Easy enough to get on and stow my carry on."
Cons: "Narrow as all hell. Also, somewhere between Tucson and Nashville the baggage guys played football with my case. I ended up with broken gifts and a suitcase full of crushed cookies after the damn container is broken as well."
Cons: "You had to pay for internet service in order to watch the free movies."
Pros: "Helpful employees"
Cons: "Being charged for internet access. Cramped seating."
Pros: "Pros: flight landed early Boarding was easy. Flight was smooth"
Cons: "Was FAR too cold on the plane. The way bags were being distributed the large carry ons from under the plane after landing was unorganized and poorly planned. Tried to reschedule my flight, to do so is a cost of $200 not including the price difference in having to buy a new ticket. May not be flying United anymore"
Cons: "I had to go in and out of security 3 times to try to make alternate flight arrangements. The United staff was slow, unsympathetic and made several errors. I spent 7 hours in the airport due to errors."
Pros: "We landed."
Cons: "I sat in 3A. Almost every passenger getting onboard hit me with his or her bag. The guy across the aisle stepped on my foot. There simply was not enough room for people to move in the aisle."
Pros: "Not much, crew was pleasant enough."
Cons: "Flight delayed 2 hrs, missed connection, had to spend day in limbo at DIA. Seats were rock hard on aircraft. I flew on UA because of the timing to my destination. 6 hours of travel time turned into a 13 hr experience. boo"
Cons: "Our flight arrived at LAX 20 minutes early so expected to get my connecting flight on time. Boy was I wrong, we sat inside the plane on the runway for over an hour. It was getting hot inside and people were getting upset about missing their connecting flights. We went around in circles on the runway, about 3 times. As people were getting agitated, so was the stewardess. Also people had to use the restroom, and the stewardess kept asking people to stay in there seats and she begin to lose her cool. What do you expect when your on the runway for over an hour. When people got to go, they got to go. So after finally arriving at the gate, "late" United did get me on another flight thru Alaska which was great. Will I fly United again, hmm I'm sure I will, One bad experience won't scratch them off my list, but I will choose other airlines first and United will be my last resort."
Cons: "The seats in coach were curved in a weird way. The seats made my posture bad."
Pros: "The stewards were awesome. Funny kind and attentive"
Pros: "Staff is always friendly"
Cons: "We never boarded on time. Houston to Orlando was a nightmare."
Pros: "The cookies"
Cons: "Everything went alright, got to LAX in 1 hour. Felt nice."
Cons: "My 7 year old first time flying and only had 1/2 a window view. Other passenger closed it, not knowing we were looking out. But for a short flight, pretty comfortable."
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