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American Airlines
Overall score based on 45,160 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Everything was how should be"
Cons: "I like how you are now."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Sit with my actually girlfriend that I bought tickets with"

Pros: "This was the best plane I’ve ever been on. 737-800"

Cons: "My tv didn’t work my WiFi didn’t work and no beverage service"

Pros: "Crew, clean toilets, quality of food/beverages served, punctuality (arrived early), entertainment"
Cons: "Cold temp/a bit cramped in economy, plane landing was rough!"

Pros: "Premium seating made a huge difference. Even though I am petite, I had a laptop, tablet and work that had to go under the seat in front of me, and I still had plenty of legroom."
Cons: "The seatback offered free streaming of AA entertainment on my tablet, but when I opened the browser and selected entertainment, the only option was to pay $9.95, so I just watched downloaded Netflix episodes. Plus the movies offered on AA streaming didn't look especially good."

Cons: "Gate person could have been more accommodating given I was not supplied a boarding pass. Had to get seat assigned at gate and she was irritated that I did not have a boarding pass. On plane stewardess was indifferent to issues with chairv and my attempt to change seat."

Pros: "Nice gate agent was holding the plane for some of us who were running from International connections"
Cons: "Wish the plane was a little cooler while passengers were boarding"

Cons: "delayed and lost luggage! thanks"

Cons: "Landing"

Pros: "Food and service was very good."
Cons: "Relocating us to vacant seats so that we weren't crammed all together."

Cons: "Horrible food"

Cons: "Entirely too crowded."

Pros: "Finnair uses the American Airlines flight for this destination. Non-stop flight Raleigh to Heathrow (round trip).. Fantastic, on time and comfortable aircraft."
Cons: "It would have been easier to book our seat assignments if Fdfinnair had directed us to contact American Airlines directly to get seat assignments. Could not pre-select through Finnair. If you did not want the meat meal the vegetarian meals on both flights included mushrooms...not into fungi."

Pros: "Exit Row Seating"
Cons: "Delayed Flight 1 hour and 20 minutes"

Pros: "Flt attendent was really nice, friendly, courteous"
Cons: "Flt not on time. A/C did not work properly."

Pros: "No complaints at all. Comfortable and on time."

Pros: "Flight was delayed slightly, but pilot made up most of the time in the air. Everyone was polite and flight was totally uneventful."
Cons: "Seat headrest was weird. Made flight slightly uncomfortable."

Pros: "perfect"

Pros: "Despite a departure delay due to necessity to off load some passengers due to nonfunctional seats we arrived 20 minutes early."
Cons: "The seats are too narrow, which I can tolerate for about an hour."

Pros: "The flight was smooth and quick."
Cons: "My departure changed three times, The first change was an 82-minute delay, then a 2-hour delay, then a 30-minute delay. Overall, the final departure as only 30 minutes after my initially scheduled departure, but it caused a lot of frustration."

Pros: "Good flight. Fairly comfortable flight. Attendants Were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The movie was mediocre. Biscuit cookie was tasteless. Would prefer peanuts or pretzels."

Pros: "The smooth boarding process and the enterainment."
Cons: "The limited food option. In general, there's not much vegetables. The food is either a pasta dish (quite heavy) or a meat dish with potatoes or rice."

Pros: "Flt on time. Arrived on time"
Cons: "A young child screemed constantly. Not sure how you would address. Have had kids so been there"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and boarding was smooth"
Cons: "Plane took off a little late but not enough to mess up my plans"

Cons: "Too little room for legs and cabin was colder than usual."

Pros: "Always delayed. Always check my carry on. Which equals me being late to where I'm going."
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "very cold"

Cons: "When I finally got a seat on the plane, it was fine. The lady at the counter was very helpful!! She helped me get on a flight since LATAM had changed my flight until the next day."

Pros: "LIKED NOTHING. 5.5 hour delay on a redeye?! What's to like?"
Cons: "EVERYTHING was poorly handled by AA for this delay. You're at LAX, no pilot? no 1st officer? Where's the planning? And we boarded the plane on time, deboarded the plane, they gave us warm drinks and pretzels and cookies to tide us over. 5.5 hours later? we take off. Nothing AA did was done right for the customer."

Pros: "We were able to be put in an exit row which was great - especially since my husband and I are very tall and it was a cross-country flight."
Cons: "I find it ridiculous that on a cross-country flight they can't even offer pretzels or peanuts. There was NOTHING!!!! I have been on short hops on other airlines and you get something."

Pros: "Direct Flight from LAX to RDU on a redeye."
Cons: "Delayed 5.5 hours at LAX. Boarded on time, waited at gate for 1.5 hours and then had to get off. During our delay waiting for a 1st Officer, the Captain times out. NO BACKUP CAPTAINS or 1st OFFICERS AT LAX? Then miraculously during our 3rd hour waiting for a Captain they discovered the 1st Officer was going to time out. So, rather than KNOW this while searching for a Captain, they waited for 3 hours and then had to find a 1st Officer to fill in. Result 2.5 more hours of delay. Even the Flight crew was in disbelief on this one. I think we should all get reimbursed and triple miles for this snafu. Not weather or mechanical - just poorly managed time -- BY A MAJOR AIRLINE - INEXCUSABLE!"

Pros: "- Departure and arrival ahead of schedule - Great entertainment system and choices"
Cons: "- Rather uncomfortable seats and minimal leg room for a 5'11'' / 180 lbs passenger - Flight attendants were superficial (continuously overlooked / ignored me on the service cycles), I was seated on the window."

Pros: "Flight was on time and service was good"

Pros: "The crew was decent.....better on the London to Raleigh flight, the crew on the Raleigh to London flight were not very nice at ALL."
Cons: "I did not like that the ticket I purchased was a British Airways flight, but it was operated by American Airlines. The plane was SO outdated....it didn't even have personal screens. And the movies they played were old. I mean the Devil Wears Prada...COME ON!!!!! Also, the food on the way to London was extremely disappointing. I had chose the pasta with vegetables, and it was macaroni and cheese with broccoli. And not good macaroni, but more like the kind you make for your kids."

Cons: "Someone had been sick on the plane. They cleaned it up but it still had a pretty decent residual odor to bear in an hour plus long flight."

Pros: "Crew, food and entertainment."
Cons: "Seats are toght. Just an inch more would have made a long flight much better."

Pros: "Great movie selection, including ones currently in theaters."
Cons: "Only received pretzels for snacks, while others received cookies."

Pros: "I was able to fall asleep and we didn't have to wait at the dock very long. Arrived on time and no delays."
Cons: "They flight attendant I had who took my drink order seemed distracted and basically threw my pretzels down on my tray table."

Pros: "The service was excellent, and we arrived ahead of schedule."

Cons: "AA was slow to act or communicate and was half hearted in their attempt to make up for the cancelled flight"

Pros: "No delays, speedy boarding and off boarding."
Cons: "Nothing..it was great."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Boarding is typical disorderly. Seating us getting smaller."

Pros: "Baggage handling is very slow. Speed it up with baggage manager changes."
Cons: "Baggage handling is very skow."

Pros: "Great customer service and attention"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment"

Pros: "Getting there"
Cons: "Waiting 2.5 hours bc flight attendant didn't show up"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "That I made it alive."
Cons: "I lost my keys and not one single person has contacted me about my lost set of keys, even when I left my contact info with them."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight delay, awful boarding, had to switch planes, no entertainment, no free wifi"

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "cramped, no overhead space due to "backpacks and jackets" on inconsiderate passengers"

Pros: "Excellent experience & return flight on airbus plane was fantastic, reduced flight time by 1 hour. Great trip, thank you United Airlines"
Cons: "All great"

Pros: "Cookies are delicious"
Cons: "I hate that United doesn’t let you get a boarding pass early if you don’t pay for for a bag. Hell, even Frontier lets you check in early. There was no one at the ticket counter till an hour before check in so I had to wait around outside security till I could get a boarding pass. It’s bullshit"

Pros: "Crew was helpful."
Cons: "None at this time."

Cons: "All our chosen seats were disregarded the entire way from Munich back to Raleigh because the airline was switched to United. My family was separated on all flights, even though we chose seats over a month in advance."

Cons: "A/C was too cold. We paid for Coach Plus but it doesn’t provide benefits equal to other airlines, such as free checked bag and priority boarding."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Orderly, quick, ontime boarding"
Cons: "Not being able to bring a carryon."

Pros: "Short and sweet"
Cons: "Delayed due to ice"

Pros: "Staff was on point!!! Awesome"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The roominess of the plane. Awesome."

Pros: "The efficiency and professionalism was excellent. Both legs of my trip went great!"

Pros: "Crew ROCKED!"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "I liked the check-in and waiting area at the airport."
Cons: "I did not like that we had to walk so much to the new gate assignment."

Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "They promised me a handicapped seat up front in row 10 when I called on the phone. When I got there they put me in row 22. Refused to change it."

Pros: "Better than I expected, given the bad publicity of late"
Cons: "My aisle seat has miniscule foot room"

Pros: "I was excited to hear about the private screening"
Cons: "The connection was horrible and the movie stopped every couple of minutes"

Pros: "That I got home"

Cons: "Never made it to destination"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crew, timing"

Pros: "One of us had the last seat on the plane even though they were reserved almost a month ago. However we had signed up for basic economy so that was not a shock. What was a shock was that water was dripping from the top side track onto his lap and he had to use the provided brochures to redirect the dripping water. The steward said it was condensation and that was it. Also, since it was next to bathroom, the smell wasn't great and the small child screaming while waiting to get into the bathroom wasn't pleasant."

Cons: "Delayed almost 3 hours after a 5 hour layover."

Pros: "The entire process went well."

Cons: "I checked in my free bags with with my united access in the check-in counter, no issues. I stand in the gate line for Premier access and the gate crew lady asked me to go and pay for a carry on bag in a very loud voice and asked me to get out of premier access line. When I asked her to take a look at my premier access status, she said stop yelling. Then another man in a suit walks in and first word out of his mouth is not an apology, but a threatening "Don't yell". I just kept walking away from this unqualified person lest it goes out of control. United needs to do a lot better. Just because these gate crew people feel stressed out, they should not take on innocent travelers. Instead of putting a customer under a defensive position, they need to learn to respect the customer. United is training their crew in a wrong way.."

Pros: "I ctually no complain but the wifi not free"

Pros: "Crew was nice and efficient it"
Cons: "It was late"

Pros: "Crew are nice and friendly"

Pros: "We've arrived just on time!! really liked the service"

Pros: "Captain was very friendly and took ownership of delay for United"
Cons: "Delays at newark due to President in area. Would rather of just been told of delay hours prior so I could have spent the extra time with my family. Apparently the delay was known about"

Pros: "I could upgrade to a good seat closer to the front. And I was the only one in my row maybe because people had canceled their flights. lol boarding was quick and simple. Good amount of over head space and room. Def easy going simple and had no issues"
Cons: "We only got cups of room temperature water I had to ask for ice and one passenger during boarding was on their phone being disruptive and loud and no one asked him to be quiet seeing as everyone was visibly annoyed."

Pros: "The staff at the receptionist at the gate is extremely nice. It was easy to check in then I had to take Oxygen on board so it was more And the usual kind of check in"

Pros: "fast"
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Friendly staff, on time, small snack was good"
Cons: "Very little space in seat"

Pros: "Great"

Cons: "My baggage was lost and after a long day that's the last thing you wanna hear....but someone delivered it to me 2 hours away first thing the next morning."

Cons: "I get that it's the weather but this whole experience has been hectic. I have been bounced around 3-4 different flights in the last 12 hours yet have boarded 0 to get to where I am going. Each one canceled then delayed then missed because of the delay and re-routed. It just seems like a free for all."

Pros: "Everyone was very nice"
Cons: "I was up all nite. Could have used a cup of joe."

Pros: "The staff was efficient, friendly, funny and honest. Smooth landing, great service. Thank you!"

Pros: "Efficiency was great!"
Cons: "Seats somewhat uncomfortable."

Pros: "Nice seats and lots of space"
Cons: "Rude crew on board"

Pros: "I was impressed with the fact that our crew initiated an alternate route so we could actually get to RDU when things had been pretty dicey. Excellent flying and landing under difficult circumstances."

Pros: "Delayed bc of weather."

Pros: "The personal tv"
Cons: "Having to pay an extra fee just to watch whatever I wanted"

Pros: "Good and frequent updates on delays and changes."
Cons: "No reasons for delays."

Pros: "This was for my in-laws and they were very happy and great full for all the help"

Cons: "Besides taking off late, the worst part was the new seats are the smallest ever. I could not sit without my knees jammed into the seat in front of me, and on both legs, Ithe seats were narrow that the people next to me and I were overlapping shoulders - that was a first. Unless its flights in the future are significantly advantageous, United's losing my business. It's not worth saving a few bucks to me to be so uncomfortable."

Pros: "Economy plus was nice."

Pros: "Easy process, no issues. Pilot handled turbulence well, landed pretty smoothly. It was a good trip."
Cons: "No complaint except the trash other passengers left on the plan."

Pros: "Had the row to myself in Economy Plus. Beautiful afternoon skies. Easy and comfortable."

Pros: "Enjoyed the small size of the Raleigh airport."

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