Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.|
|November||Most popular time to fly with an average 17% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$382||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Remain awesome!"
Pros: "The A330 was comfortable and the crew was efficient and cheerful."
Cons: "Delta is the best experience we've had of late."
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "More food."
Cons: "Food and service. Our flight attendant didn’t seem to want to be there. Sub-par service for first class by a long shot."
Cons: "5 hours late!!!!!! Delta sucks"
Pros: "There is Nothing that like"
Cons: "If you allowed me to get in this flight everything would've been fine.?"
Pros: "Boarded nearly on time - doesn't always happen"
Cons: "As usual, someone boarding the plane before I did had jammed my overhead compartment with their carry on luggage."
Pros: "Good crew. Ample legroom."
Cons: "Plane was delayed by more than an hour."
Pros: "Everything was good except boarding was delayed several times and even after everyone had boarded. We arrived 2 hours behind originally scheduled time as the result."
Cons: "Delta needs to try harder to minimize flight delays."
Pros: "They did get to reschedule me on both my flights, but lost my bag."
Pros: "The gate agents were nice enough."
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for an hour without information as to why we were delayed. We missed our connection in Atlanta, even though we arrived at the gate in time to see the gate agent shut the door while we were running and waving. We arrived at the gate 8 minutes before the flight departure time also. The flight attendant on the flight from Fayetteville just handed out water and cookies without asking what you wanted. She had coffee and snack mix but didn’t ask anyone, just handed them what they got. Overall I was very disappointed in the flight from Fayetteville, NC to Atlanta and with the gate agents at the Atlanta airport. I usually expect more from delta. They didn’t offer vouchers to make up for the missed connection or offer to pay for a hotel since the next flight out was the next morning."
Pros: "Food was great Legroom was excellent Stewardess super nice Was able to sleep"
Cons: "No leg rest"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very aware and accommodating"
Cons: "Nothing, great flight"
Pros: "Newer plane. Friendly crew. Landed safely and on time."
Cons: "No will fi"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Delayed and then arrived at airport and sat on tarmac for too long waiting for clearance to go to gate"
Pros: "Ease of check in and friendly people"
Pros: "Easy transition from one gate to the next.."
Cons: "The food was not fut for human consumption and the servers did not care"
Pros: "It was very good flight"
Pros: "Great flight . Even got here early"
Cons: "Partner site said it was Aeromexico. First flight was delta so different check bag policy for internal flight that cost me $80. Screw you all"
Pros: "Delta seats are comfortable and media ststem is good."
Cons: "Flight was late and the staff wasn't kind Neither at JFK gate neither on both flights. Looks like they are doing you a favor to listen to you when you ask them something."
Cons: "have to wait 2 days for the flight, so i would say that's a pretty objective zero rating."
Pros: "Seats and crew were fabulous and the flight itself was very smooth ."
Cons: "This particular plane had no entertainment system whatsoever, big disappointment."
Pros: "Flight was on time, boarded quickly and efficiently. Staff were nice enough but all business."
Pros: "The gate crew was great, so was the flight crew. My journey home was quite calming."
Cons: "The delay, I know it was due to storms."
Pros: "Staff were awesome. Give them a raise."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable. Snacks!!! Nice flight crew."
Cons: "I liked everything."
Pros: "Everything about it was excellent, which is saying a lot for a guy who travels a lot."
Cons: "I realize that a flight attendant is there ultimately for safety reasons, but one of the three was particularly brusque in her interaction."
Pros: "Delta graciously rebooked us on a different flight."
Cons: "Late delayed notification after we reached airport and kept delaying for several hours"
Pros: "Food was good for coach. Took off and landed on time"
Cons: "Cramped in coach. Observed a little bickering between crew members on movement of carts down the aisles. Seat back entertainment controls very slow in response time."
Pros: "friendly courteous staff"
Cons: "didn't have the tapas box, or the crave box or any food box for sale...the flight attendant did give me extra cookies and pretzels"
Pros: "friendly flight crew"
Cons: "Plane was hot but that seems common for these small planes during the summer."
Pros: "Wonderful flight attendants"
Pros: "The food, comfort and service of Delta One class have continued to excel. Since this was a scheduled late departure and they still offered the full menu, I chose to have only the appetizer portion. This turned out to be a fine soup, salmon salad and multiple extras. This was perfect for an 11:00 PM dinner."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Cramped! Cabin crew not particularly friendly."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and efficiently"
Cons: "Everthing went well no complaints"
Pros: "Not much"
Pros: "Was on time, in fact early. Boarding was smooth"
Cons: "The CRJ is just very small. No room in the overheads, no room below. Seat didn't recline, all average carryons have to be gate checked, the usual. Well it still beats driving!"
Pros: "After canceled, Delta had a hotel and found new flight for next day. Shuttle to and from hotel provided."
Cons: "Ten gate changes. Rescheduled for 15 to 45 minutes each time for 6 hours, this lead passengers to believe flight would still happen. Which a backup flight was not booked. Frustration!"
Pros: "Flight delayed for four hours, then delayed another hour before we left. Delta won't let you pick your seats, so although we were 3rd in line at the gate, they put my family of four at the rear of the plane. I will never fly Delta again."
Pros: "on time and organized"
Cons: "food wouldn't be enough even for a two year old"
Pros: "I have difficulty walking, the crew made sure that I got to my seat on the plane safely, and made sure that I had wheelchair support."
Pros: "The entertainment."
Pros: "Frequent updates about departure status."
Cons: "Delay - Switching aircraft."
Cons: "I missed it. And the lady at the counter was so disrespectful..."
Pros: "Jason the flight attendant made the flight very enjoyable and pleasant. I was a bit sad saying good bye to my family but Jason’s upbeat-positive energy brought so much happiness to my day. Exceptional employee! Thank you for hiring such a kind spirited person!"
Cons: "101% satisfied with the flight! No issues!"
Pros: "Nice company on plane. Most crew members were nice. Very good with disabled mom."
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."
Cons: "Cramped seating and illogical boarding process"
Cons: "The greed of the airlines is on full display. There was a time in the 1960's when flying was a special experience. That is all gone now. Flight attendants cold, and almost hostile."
Pros: "It s american!"
Pros: "First Class Food (Dinner was short rib) was better than most flights. Pilot was very friendly and personable with his in-flight communications."
Cons: "Departure was delayed due to late arrival of aircraft; boarding gate was changed at PHX from A21 to B27 where there is no Admirals Club."
Pros: "The crew was extremely friendly"
Cons: "Boarding time. It took forever"
Pros: "Wait staff we exceptional."
Cons: "Comfort for my legs considering on crutches could have used ability to prop my foot up"
Pros: "I flew business so it made a difference in the overall experience. Crew was pleasant and served beverages as soon as I boarded. Also, received a pillow and blanket as it was chilly on the plane."
Cons: "No complaints, everything was perfect. It's worth it to spend the extra cash and fly business."
Pros: "Helpful staff and located us at the front of the plane. Easy checkin and friendly attendants."
Cons: "The in flight sandwich was so so but overall good, Turkey sandwich and pepper mayonnaise, for airline food. They included kettle chips and a brownie which was a nice touch."
Pros: "Many movies too choose from."
Cons: "Not enough space and food was horrible"
Pros: "Getting from A to be safely"
Cons: "Being so delayed that we had to sprint to make our connection flight. Starting a transatlantic flight with sweaty armpits is never fun for anyone involved, us or our seat neighbor"
Pros: "The wifi actually worked!"
Cons: "Seats are so small and I even purchased the extra leg room"
Pros: "Everyone was super friendly. The plane was clean and comfortable and the food was great for airplane food."
Pros: "Super great flight attendant in first class. Very friends and beautiful smile. Nice to see on stressful days traveling. Nice job!"
Pros: "Boarded well but held for late connecting passengers, which is fine with me."
Cons: "Crew less than pleasant it seemed."
Pros: "The flight was on time and I was upgraded to First Class!"
Pros: "Flight was delayed 3hrs, no fault of the flight crew or airline but incredibly annoying. amd the person next to me reeked of onions and I couldn’t shake the smell for the entire flight."
Cons: "I guess I was lucky to get a seat at all, since this last leg of my itinerary was deleted from my ticket when I got to the airport. So my bag couldn't be checked through, and they wanted to charge me for it even though it was a connection to the international flight I had just taken. A truly dreadful experience."
Pros: "The seats were comfy and spacious."
Cons: "no inflight entertainment no outlets"
Pros: "Staff at SAN was good helpful. Check in was seemless."
Cons: "Wishing that they would serve something to drink — even if I would have to pay for it. Flight attendant gave me wrong directions and I left for another terminal while my carry on luggage (which had to be checked) was still at the gate. I had to wait until it arrived at baggage claim."
Pros: "Everything was on time and comfortable."
Cons: "We didn’t have food service because of turbulence. But that wasn’t the crew’s fault."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seated next to two obese people and when combined with narrow seats made it all but impossible to sit comfortably on my seat. Flight was delayed on the tarmac for almost an hour due to missing part. When flight arrived in SLC, gate wasn't open (at nearly 1 AM) and had to wait on tarmac again for 10-15 minutes."
Cons: "Flight connection was too close. Delays in leaving Nairobi made us almost miss this flight"
Pros: "I love the fact I've flown with American Airlines 4 times over the last month and have not had any issues, delays or even an unfriendly face no matter the time or airport!"
Pros: "So great to see the flight attendants help a family (not my own) make sure that a child could get to the toilet even though it meant a brief delay before we could take off. so helpful."
Cons: "Too many delays Seats too cramped Too much crowding at boarding ...need a single file roped off lines for boarding passengers by group numbers so there would be less shoving, K coming people down, and stepping on feet."
Pros: "Excellent, friendly attention from flight attendants."
Pros: "Staff and seats were excellent"
Cons: "21st century...time for Wi-Fi, especially for international flight; should be free to all passengers too. Food is mediocre; like cafeteria food."
Pros: "Very nice gate crew, efficient boarding, quick and efficient takeoff"
Cons: "Found out that a lot of Argentinians do not obey the crew rules. Before the seatbelt sign turns off they already start moving to the front of the plane. But off course is not the airline duty to teach manners."
Pros: "The whole crew was great. Made the trip go buy quickly."
Pros: "It was good fly can't complaint the attention was great"
Cons: "When I was flying to Arkansas from NY they didn't give anything to eat"
Cons: "One flight attendant in my section (23H), plonked food down on the tray with a curt, "passengers-are-a-nuisance" attitude. Her male colleague, when I asked about a spoon for the tub of ice cream said "It's there. If you can find it, you can eat it." I am a 71 yr old woman, and was shocked to be spoken to with such impertinence. Had I not already been travelling for16 hrs, having started the day in the Occupied Territories, I would have reported him to the senior person on board. I was just too tired."
Pros: "Fomos atendidos pelo JIM ao fazer o check in e despachar as malas e adoramos o atendimento. Muito simpático e gentil."
Pros: "Flight was good,"
Cons: "American (Alaska was a code share) did not tell us which terminal this flight left from. It was a sattelight terminal which required a long slow bus ride. Carrying luggage up and down stairs. The deplaning experience was such I would avoid the only nonstop to our destination."
Pros: "La puntualidad de los vuelos."
Cons: "El vuelo lo operaba American Airlines y no parecía una línea con alianza de vuelo ..chek-in automatizado no apareció mi boarding así que hacer fila para resolver..afortunadamente lo hicieron de una."
Pros: "The entertainment was amazing"
Cons: "We were delayed multiple times and landed extremely late"
Pros: "Flight crew very welcoming, flight was pleasant."
Cons: "Seating a bit tight. Didn't offer any snacks only ice water."
Cons: "4 hora de retraso ni una cortesía empleados bien carnepuercos"
Pros: "Plane was not crowded, boarding was fast, take off was on time & arrival was on time."
Cons: "Had to pay $25 to check in 1 luggage, i should be able to check in 1 for free after paying $600 for a ticket. Selection of drinks & snacks was poor."
Pros: "I landed"
Cons: "Flight was changed which left me with five minutes to get off one plane and onto another. I got to my first gate early and attempted to ask the person there about the timing. She walked away without looking at. On her way down the hall says it will be open in an hour. An hour later I go to the gate. A woman is there and finishing up with another customer. When it was my turn, she said she was closed, yet she helped the joy behind me for over an hour. I know this because I got In the generic questions line and stood there for an hour watching the woman who was "closed" help this guy. When I was FINALLY able to talk to someone, the only thing he told me was to walk fast. That was well worth the 2 hour wait. I will never fly with American again."
Pros: "impressed the pilot was greeting passengers as we boarded AND exited.What a nice man he was too! Cheerful and friendly. Guessed I was teacher!"
Cons: "boarding is awful. People having to practically crawl over each other. Some trying to get into their seat, some have to go further, clogs if people trying to get their carry on overhead. AWFUL! WHY CANT YOU LOAD THE PLANE BACK TO FRONT!"
Cons: "Smelled Exhaust Gas when we pushed back inside the cabin, whih apparently is common, but I've never smelled on any flight in my entire life. No personal screen for entertainment"
Pros: "Well, there wasn't any entertainment, but that's ok. The flight attendants were nice, and the flight was on time."
Cons: "No complaints here!"
Pros: "Again just a small jumper, can't expect much, but a day late due to AA"
Cons: "Back home just 5 days out and back, just 2 days of flights, 3 flights late or missed because of AA. fly anything but American Airlines."
Airlines flying from Arkansas to South Bend 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