Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Bellingham to District of Columbia
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Breakfast food selection was not very good. Catering was late so perhaps they had rushed preparation. The crew seemed ill-prepared."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "More food options. Free WiFi."
Cons: "There were no screens provided on my 6 hr flight. You are given the option to rent, at a cost, an iPad. I was 2/3 the way back in the plane, and most of the food for purchase items were already sold out."
Pros: "The crew was quite good at serving us water often."
Cons: "The plane was 50 minutes late in departure. On boarding process was a mess because the crew tried to rush everyone. Then all three bathrooms in economy class broken down about two third of the way to Washington. First class bathroom is the only one working with a long line at the economy cabin..."
Pros: "Alaska consistently provides an organized pleasant flying experience."
Cons: "One of the flight crew today was a bit on the grumpy side and made several negative comments about Alaska and about customers. Totally not typical for Alaska. Also - In Seattle had to load onto a bus and drive out to the plane.... another layer to a journey. They were well organized BUT"
Pros: "They were really nice. The flight was delayed due to bad weather in DC and they let us deboard for awhile to stretch our legs, etc."
Cons: "Nothing. Even their legroom in coach was good!"
Pros: "I felt the trip was good."
Cons: "Still haven't left and communication is poor"
Cons: "due to delays, switched to United"
Cons: "40 mins late, really had to run to make the connection."
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "I really appreciated the Alaska Airline’s efforts to make up time after a delay on the schedule and ensuring passengers made their connecting flights. I was very impressed by the assistance provided, as well as the professionalism of the flight attendant who helped a passenger who fainted in the aisle. Well done"
Cons: "Delay in schedule"
Pros: "Great staff. Quick boarding. Appreciate them greatly."
Cons: "Nothing it was a wonderful experience. Maybe if the weather in DC had have been better"
Pros: "Personal touch"
Pros: "Repeated drink service appreciated on the long route"
Cons: "Entertainment Wifi wouldn't play any movies"
Pros: "Drinks were complimentary once the flight finally got underway. The staff were lovely despite being exhausted and frustrated."
Cons: "The flight was turned back due to an officer’s medical concern. The individual was standing in the gangway laughing and looking healthy while the passengers had to debark the plane and wait for 2 more hours before resuming the flight to Hawaii. When we arrived the majority of shops were closed; it was 7 hours late. Alaska offered a $200 voucher to make up for this."
Pros: "Plane was full, but it didn’t feel too cramped. Flight Attendants all kind and efficient."
Cons: "No complaints except they need more vegetarian food options as it’s a 5.5 hour flight. No entertainment screen, you need your phone to watch anything, but there are USB plugs at each seat."
Cons: "Both of the two flights in two days were delayed to the point that I missed my next flight. Third times a charm"
Pros: "We sat at the economy class; yet Alaska crew treated us marvelously. They kept on bringing us drinks and smiling all the time. Special recognition to Pearson—he is phenomenal; he remembers our names and treats us royally."
Cons: "No pillow or blanket"
Pros: "Crew was great. I was carrying a tuxedo and a suite and one of the crew offered to take them from me and hang them instead of folding them in the overhead. Everyone was very please t."
Cons: "1. Entertainment was a small tablet that you rent to see movies. I can’t believe it has reached that extent. 2. Food. We ordered a chicken sandwich and the veggies that go in the sandwich came separately in. ZIPLOCK bag. The shredded carrots were all over the place. Really bad idea."
Pros: "This flight did not exist - I ended up with a flight from Bellingham to Seattle, but they cancelled that and I ended up having to catch a bus at 4 am to Seattle to catch my flight to Indianapolis. Now I have to track down how to get reimbursed for the bus ticket, which is not easy for me."
Pros: "On time leaving and early into SeaTac"
Cons: "Its a short flight. The prop aircraft are not very comfortable or quiet, but they are reliable"
Cons: "The usual: poor seating and no food/beverage service gratis. Compared to the majors United, American, and Delta, Alaska service and helpfulness are outstanding."
Pros: "Love the crew service"
Cons: "My plane was delayed"
Pros: "Alaska delivers -- even though taking off took a lot longer, the pilot made good time during the flight"
Cons: "I brought economy plus seat but unfortunately my immediate neighbor was a mom with a two year old screaming boy. And he screamed and screamed."
Pros: "Bad wifi/internet connection. Toilet in first class cabin stopped up. Plane interior needed refurbishing."
Cons: "Bad wifi/internet connection. Toilet in first class cabin stopped up. Plane interior needed refurbishing."
Pros: "2 hours late"
Pros: "Landing 40 min ahead of schedule"
Pros: "All else normal"
Cons: "Delays out of bellingham due to ground crew not staffed to fuel our plane."
Pros: "The entire on line checking in process including self bag tag was easy and bag drop was efficient."
Cons: "Initially I had problem with on line checking in. So I called help as was suggested. But the agent was not helpful or resourceful in solving my problem. So I said goodbye and tried it again from beginning and it worked."
Cons: "i didn't like the fact that we did the plane did not take off on time from LA making the arrival time very late to DC."
Pros: "Friendly and competent."
Pros: "the plane was late so boarding was late. it took a while for us passengers to all get on board."
Cons: "good entertainment options."
Pros: "Ample legroom, quick boarding and baggage handling. Love the "print them yourself" luggage tags. Did not use entertainment but loved power outlet at seat. Even lucky enough to arrive early."
Cons: "No lemonade available"
Cons: "The lavatory smell. How about have some air freshener like Emirates airline."
Pros: "The staff were pleasant, helful and truly desirous of making sure all had a comfortable flight."
Cons: "Miss the real airline food. Don't like having to pay 6 dollars for a box of munchies. Especially when you are flying trough two meal times."
Cons: "Baggage fees."
Cons: "I was seated at the emergency exit, seat 17a. Flight attended tells everyone that were responsible to open the emergency door and we must know english. For some crazy reason she singles me out and says "you understand that sir". My neighbor in seat 17b said "she told you off hahaha". I was embarrassed."
Pros: "Great crew - very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "No screens, so no entertainment -- which is annoying on a 5 hour flight."
Pros: "On time to the minute"
Cons: "--Useless underseat space for aisle seats --Rude, unhelpful attendant --Meal never offered --Alaska now prohibits refilling of water bottles or coffee mugs or reuse of plastic/paper cups, Very thirsty flight for a ZeroWaste passenger. Etc."
Cons: "Had to change my flight- $125 cancellation fee is almost as much as the flight itself. At least let people use their credit on Alaska like Southwest does! Makes me hesitant to ever book with them again."
Pros: "Great service , great crew members treat you with so much respect and help you the best they can. They need to train the staff from America Airlines."
Pros: "The food, the service, the ability to charge my phone"
Cons: "Still haven't received email from Alaska with voucher for bag that was damaged on the DCA-PDX leg. Alaska PDX supervisor stated it would arrive within 24 hours, which was on 8/12/16."
Pros: "The flight crew was super helpful and very friendly! They gave me extra soda water and always were attentive. The captain announced cool landmarks and was super friendly!"
Pros: "Everything was excellent! We were family with grandparents, parents and two kids. Plane took off 20 minutes late but arrived on time ^^"
Pros: "I liked how quickly I was able to board."
Cons: "I disliked the temperature on the plane because it was too cold. I also don't understand how TSA determines how one gets pre-boarding status. Families were split up. For example, a husband was separated from his wife & child. Is this done on a random basis?"
Pros: "Flight was not over crowded, allowing for proper social distancing! That is MUCH appreciated. Crew was wonderful."
Cons: "The couple in front of me got in a physical altercation as well as the couple seated behind me. Both situations caused much discomfort and could have been defused faster by flight crew"
Pros: "We finally got to Madison"
Cons: "There were 5 delays, with no explanations given. When the plane finally took off, after the 5 delays, it made it to Madison and sat on the runway for another hour because there was only one gate operating. In addition, when the plane was in Charlotte we were told that the cleaning crew was working on it, and when we boarded the plane was filthy; trash on the seats, on the floor, and in the pouches. American should be really embarrassed at how far it has fallen."
Pros: "Arrived alive, didn’t sleep in the Charlotte airport like last flight. didn’t lose a bag....didn’t check one, learned that lesson before"
Cons: "WiFi did’t work. Boarding the end of the terminal/gate was a mess. Crew was late, so flight was late. Packed in like sardines....normal American Airlines."
Cons: "Paid for First Class so I could sleep on this red-eye. Wasted my money. Seat was uncomfortable, legroom in my bulkhead seat was horrible. I can sleep anywhere...make that ALMOST anywhere, now."
Cons: "The airport at Chicago always keeps me on the tarmac arriving OR departing. One of my least favorite airports, and almost always my last pick."
Cons: "There was a three hour delay for missing crew."
Cons: "Caught an earlier flight and the entire team made the process seamless."
Pros: "It’s not like it used to be. U S based airlines lag behind their European and Asian counterparts"
Cons: "There’s always room for improvement. Too much to list here"
Pros: "many movies"
Pros: "First class meal (lasagna) was quite good."
Cons: "Flight was two hours late due to snow and deicing."
Pros: "Why do I get asked 3x times if I am ready able to assist with a verbal yes. I get asked at baggage check in, again when I board by gate agent, and then again by flight crew. Is this FAA regulations to ask 3 Times?"
Cons: "Ask me 1 time"
Cons: "The flight delayed several times, and the gate was changed. The plane is very old and no service at all (not even water during the 2 hours flight)!"
Cons: "in the airport, the gate area dirty!, bathrooms dirty, no place to charge phone. The walk to the airplane, getting aboard the plane after the gate and flight changed and delayed. Being told it was weather related on the plane and being told it was MAINTENANCE by customer service. The plane was very crowded, the flight attendants never smiled. WHen i told the attendant i was being "rained" on he said...i know its happening everywhere..... he said there was nothing he could do but get me paper towels...they never came. I was very annoyed getting off the plane walking back and forth....it was aweful. and my flight before this was no better i am VERY TURNED OFF BY AMERICAN AIRLINES RIGHT NOW."
Pros: "The crew were polite, accommodating and understanding"
Cons: "The gate was changed 1hr prior to boarding despite the arriving plane having landed 3hrs prior. So with stroller and infant in toe, I had to run to change terminals/buildings. There was no assistance or prior warning regarding this from the check in staff and I made it all the way to the original terminal and gate before having to turn around. The desk staff at the gate was asked about early boarding for infants and said it would be okay but didn’t give clear instructions on boarding so I sat down and they began boarding each group 20 minutes later and did not give priority to mother’s with infants. The stroller which I brought to the gate was then tagged incorrectly with a white tag instead of a pink tag. I was later told by he crew that it meant it would go directly to baggage claim instead of being brought to the door. According to the crew, all staff know to tag with a pink tag. At every step there was blatant display of inconsideration that made an already difficulty journey, that much more challenging."
Pros: "The crew made up for almost of the terrible things about the flight."
Cons: "The outdated plane had no plug in capability. No Gogo or individual in flight entertainment. The food was most inedible, the vegetarian snack was a hard baguette with old sliced tomatoes and wilted lettuce. I couldn’t eat most of what was served because it was so terrible."
Pros: "Crew was great. No electrical outlets, wntertainment was mediocre. This was an old 747 that needs an update."
Pros: "Left and arrived more or less on time. No major issues."
Cons: "Gates are way too far apart in Miami and the golf carts to get between areas seem to require reservations and long waits. Ridiculous. Most MIA staff was very rude (this wasn't American's own staff, or TSA, I should note). American stripped my group of our seat assignments (which we had selected 6 months prior) without reason and with minimal apology. No solution offered. Got middle seats but luckily was able to switch on one of the computer kiosks. Flight crew didn't seem to care that other people moved to the for-pay seats further up front (the flight wasn't full)... so why did we lose our seat assignments and get grief with not being able to select anything good? Not impressed."
Pros: "Quick, efficient"
Pros: "The fact we arrived safely"
Cons: "Long time to claim baggage, three hours delay, uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "I liked arriving safely, although we were an hour and a half late"
Cons: "American switched pilots last minute, so all passengers sat waiting in our cramped seats for about 15 minutes while pilots got situated in the cockpit. Then it was discovered a preflight mechanical check hadn't been done. So we all sat for another HOUR waiting for the mechanics to arrive and do their work. The flight attendants were unpleasant and rude."
Pros: "I appreciated the interactive screen on the backseat, which provided me entertainment watching Doctor Who and playing Angry Birds. I also liked that the power outlet to charge my phone was more accessible on the backseat instead of below my seat, which is normally where I find it."
Cons: "I did not appreciate that there was a device mounted below 2 of the 3 backseats in my row. Those devices cut into at least a few inches of valuable room to store a carry-on bag. At worst, I've seen 1 seat have such a device, so it was quite disappointing to see 2 seats with them, including mine."
Pros: "When the lettuce looks like the salad you forgot to put away last night you know it has been around and about too long! Pity!"
Cons: "Although I should now be at my final destination, I still have 11 hrs of travel to go. My flights were changed three times. The first cancelation caused me to buy new tickets at a higher price I had originally purchased them at. We were redirected from Kayak to Vayamo and they have no sense of customer service. Horrible"
Cons: "Rude crew, no bathroom useage for entire flight and staff would not help handicap with luggage."
Pros: "Crew was really understanding of the frustration and were helpful. Plane was clean and newer."
Cons: "Delayed due to weather... it happens. Just frustrating being delayed on the last flight of the day."
Pros: "The spaciousness of the seating on AA is tops bar none"
Cons: "The cookies and it was cold. Jesse"
Pros: "I think they were holding the plane for a connection flight arrival."
Pros: "Boarding was simple"
Cons: "For my whole three hour flight a child kicked my chair, i asked the mother politely if she could get her to stop. the woman didn't even apologize and the kicking continued for three hours."
Pros: "Being able to see movies for free was a real plus since the flight from Australia to Wash.DC is so long."
Cons: "Everything OK."
Cons: "One miserable pack of coffee cookies for $700+ ticket. I don't expect a 3 course meal on a 3 hour flight but seriously a pack of cookies? Too bad if one follows a gluten free diet."
Pros: "Had row all to myself--that's a rarity"
Cons: "1hr departure delay"
Cons: "I missed the connection in London and had to wait 5 hours for another flight. This was only due the fact that there is no help to passengers in connection. I had over an hour and a half to get to my flight but waiting for the busses and to commute to the right gate took so long that I missed my flight."
Pros: "Older aircraft, seat cushion was on its last legs regarding comfort as I sunk to the frame of the seat. No onboard entertainment on the headrest as compared with our outgoing flight."
Cons: "The seat discomfort and the lack of entertainment."
Pros: "The smooth flight."
Cons: "Should be allowed one checked bag per person at no charge."
Cons: "Significantly late & rude, as usual."
Pros: "Clean, friendly staff, great baggage tracking. Smooth flight."
Cons: "Overcrowded, but that's the same no matter where. Usual rude frequent fliers, who also usually take up all the overhead space."
Pros: "Getting off of that plane."
Cons: "I understand delays happen and are sometimes out of your control. However, customer service is something that you can, should, and must control. I witnessed a lack of self control of the American employees (including a Supervisor) and every point of my trip w/your customers. I was embarrassed for the American executive team."
Pros: "Much more legroom on this flight, even though it was a smaller aircraft."
Cons: "Gate agent seemed a bit overwhelmed. Helpful, but not overly friendly. In stark contrast to my earlier flight from Charlotte to Memphis, where the gentleman was extremely pleasant and cheerful."
Pros: "The food and service were better than expected given the plane."
Cons: "The plane was so old. It had phones,no individual RGA. The same movie played both ways on our flights and the sound didn't properly work. The overhead was so tiny. I will not fly American again."
Cons: "There was no one at the gate to keep us updated about the flight delay"
Pros: "once I made it on it was smooth"
Cons: "plane in cos had to refuel so we were 20 late leaving and I bearly made it to next flight in dallas they were closing doors, young people ran but im old so could not move as fast, it was a challenge to not miss flight"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "No console for personal entertainment"
Cons: "See all comments in first leg section"
Cons: "See above comments"
Pros: "AM staff was very helpful and pleasant."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit confusing and crowded. Thankful you had a great intercom system and staff spoke clearly with easy to follow instructions."
Cons: "I never even made the flight because they kept jerking us around"
Cons: "Wait 4 hours for a delay flight"
Pros: "Flight and flight crew were wonderful. No problems at all."
Cons: "Had to be rebooked, but was not told it was as a stand-by. I think this information is important to tell a customer. Was only told the next flight time out. Then when I received my bag back (was placed under plane upon boarding which was no problem), my handle was broken."
Airlines flying from Bellingham to District of Columbia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Bellingham to District of Columbia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Bellingham to District of Columbia
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Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Bellingham to District of Columbia
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