Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Birmingham to Madrid
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 12h 39m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Iberia ($590) and Air Canada ($591)
When flying out of Birmingham you will be using Birmingham, often referred to as Birmingham Airport. You will be landing at Madrid Barajas, also known as Madrid Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "40 minute flight delay and my luggage was lost/stolen."
Pros: "The crew was helpful"
Cons: "The flight arrived at MEX on time, but for reasons I don’t know, we could not exit the plane for an hour after arriving at the gate. This hour delay caused me to miss my next flight to Puerto Escondido, Mexico on Viva Aerobus. I had to stay the night in Mexico City because it was the last flight leaving that night, and I had to purchase a new flight to Puerto Escondido."
Pros: "My flight got delayed twice. Had to get rebooked."
Cons: "Appreciate the communication from pilot when on tarmac"
Pros: "Super friendly staff, great service and delicious food. The competition has nothing compared to Delta. We’re switching"
Pros: "Boarding went well."
Cons: "Crew could be more attentive. They avoided passengers most of the time."
Pros: "We left on time and arrived early. The seat in comfort class had excellent leg room."
Cons: "The food was mediocre, to say the least."
Pros: "Great airline. Crew was great. Comfort was good. Arrived on time"
Cons: "Well the days of reclining seats are over."
Pros: "The staff was amazing"
Cons: "I had a very large (over weight person sitting next to me. She occupied about 6 inches of my seat. It was quite uncomfortable. Did my best to be very polite and accommodating but it was terribly uncomfortable and closterphobic."
Pros: "Funny crew members and very friendly captain"
Pros: "Enjoy flying with Delta, crew was great."
Cons: "disappointed they didn't have a few more snacks available."
Pros: "The crew was good. Now fast but good."
Cons: "The food was pretty basic."
Pros: "Crew was great. Delta auto rebooking caused me to miss my next flight"
Cons: "Contacting me before rebooking would have saved me $400"
Pros: "Afert we have to comeback to the GATE in Atlanta,the next Aiplane was good and the flight was great."
Cons: "Well,the trouble was not the Crew or the Air Steward,but it was something wrong with the start the engine."
Pros: "Every seat had an entertainment screen, with a variety games, movies, or flight information available."
Cons: "The flight arrived 20 minutes early (win), but we then proceeded to have to wait about 15 minutes to pull into the gate because the previous plane handing left yet."
Pros: "The friendliness of the passengers and most of the crew."
Cons: "One of the younger female flight attendants was rude . She was collecting trash and took my neighbor’s (aisle seat) trash but wouldn’t take mine. I tapped her elbow to show that I had trash, she looked at me but didn’t take it. She returned and still refused until I exclaimed. She rolled her eyes."
Pros: "The crew was very good. So was the food."
Cons: "The flight was 1 hour delayed"
Pros: "The website delivered everything I needed."
Cons: "More discounts for frequent users."
Cons: "The airline cancelled the flight alluring weather conditions, when the reality was they did not wanted the plane to park in Kansas. The weather conditions were even worse on the flight I was moved to, and that flight was not cancelled. They absolutely did not care about the passengers"
Pros: "I was rerouted through Detroit after it was apparent I would miss my connecting flight. The flight was good and I have no complaints."
Pros: "Excellent flight with efficient service. Flight was on time and friendly staff"
Pros: "The crew was fine, flight was completely full and they were very prompt in their service. The power outlets didn’t work. The lights were on, but when I plugged in they didn’t charge."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable. Seats very close together for a flight that lasts over 5 hours."
Pros: "Crew was kind and responsive."
Cons: "Older plane so seats were very crammed. My screen was not calibrated correctly so I couldn’t rewind or pause movies. No charging option for phone. WiFi was spotty."
Pros: "I used up my battery thinking it’d be ok since most planes have charging areas...to my surprise, none at all was available"
Cons: "No tv screens in each seat..."
Pros: "Flight crew is helpful. We travelled with my 82 year old mother who needed some assistance, especially for our short connection times, and they made sure she and our whole group made it to the connections on time."
Cons: "My husband is 6’ 4” tall so the seats on the CRJ-700 are a tight fit for him. Had some trouble with boarding passes not loading on the app and couldn’t select seats until we got to the gate."
Cons: "Flight was delayed until it made me miss my connection"
Pros: "Ended up with earlyish boarding and exit row legroom."
Cons: "Online check-in was an ultimately unsuccessful confusing nightmare. Having either a codeshare flight or a passenger with a new passport would probably have been enough to break the online check-in system, and we had both. Straightened out in the airport, but required waiting in a long line where late arrivals for flights an bhour before ours were given priority. Frustrating not to have a seat assignment until boarding had already begin (would have gone SWA if we wanted that mess)."
Pros: "The movie options."
Cons: "Break downs again... At least this time they found another plane."
Cons: "Flight boarding was an abomination as it was delayed 6 times. Then we had to board (by bus) to a location about 1-2 miles from the gate. Gate agents DID NOT keep the passengers updated. A simple announcement every 10-15 minutes would have made a big difference. Also video screens on several rows did not work, no entertainment for a 7 hr flight."
Pros: "The crew was nice. The cabin very clean. Flight very comfortable"
Cons: "The landing was a little rough"
Pros: "Short flight."
Cons: "3 hrs delay My first fly was cancell Atl- Mty So ,they booking me next fly atl-Qro I have to stay weathing 9 hrs and just water and cookies"
Pros: "Almonds as a snack. Pleasant crew."
Cons: "No entertainment and my table was broken. The air from the vents was also colder. Not much leg room and I have short legs."
Cons: "No on board entertainment."
Pros: "Crew seemed nice enough and everything flew on time."
Cons: "The seats were so close together, my femur (upper leg bone) would not fit in the space provided. I am 6'3" and have been a very faithful Delta passenger, but I cannot see flying with them anymore if I have to upgrade just to get minimal comfort. It is indecent. I will investigate other airlines."
Pros: "Pillow, comforter, amenity kit were all good."
Cons: "Food was acceptable, but nothing exciting or above average. Seat had some trouble reclining, but eventually worked. Entertainment unit screen had issues with acting like I was touching it when I wasn't throughout trip. Made for major annoyance watching. Delta flight 410 on Oct 1, 2017 seat 3A."
Pros: "The food was good. The entertainment choices were plentiful."
Cons: "I missed having a personal vent by the individual lights above the seats."
Pros: "New equipment"
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "friendly flight crew"
Cons: "I don't know why delta's service has deteriorated so much in the last few years. Last two times that I flew the service and attitude at the gate has been horrible. Seat assignment has become a dread. Upgrade options are over priced. I guess I will be looking for a new airline."
Pros: "The crew was amazing and the food was pretty good for airplane food."
Cons: "The boarding process was a nightmare, no announcements were made in English so half of the passengers were confused. The seats were sooo uncomfortable."
Pros: "Gave plenty of food and snacks"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline, no changing station for my child onboard (but charged me a full price ticket)"
Pros: "Your flight attendants were very personable and made a very long flight a comfortable as it could possibly be. They were pleasant and always available. Delta is always my go to airline ... especially on long trips as I upgraded to economy comfort and had a few more inches of leg room!"
Cons: "The attendents only served one round of beverages in Comfort Plus."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "We disliked that our baggage was lost and we do not have it two days later."
Pros: "Nothing. We missed our flight due to the fact that no one was at the counter to check us in and we weren't allowed to check in online."
Cons: "Better, cleaner seats. Poor movie selection and nott to mention terrible food."
Cons: "Food was poor. Movie options limited and the software frequently froze and needed rebooting."
Cons: "Connection time unacceptable with delay in departure from London"
Pros: "Great selection of entertainment"
Cons: "Food was not what I’m used to on Lufthansa"
Pros: "Leg room"
Pros: "The crew was amazing, courteous and very prompt. The airplane was very clean and comfortable. Very comfortable flight."
Cons: "A seat in first class would have been even better"
Pros: "Great crew and all were pleasant and attentive. Best airline I have flown."
Cons: "With a short layover and a bit of a delay coming from Seattle, I rushed through immigration and security and ran to my next gate. Even though I arrived at the gate two minutes before the scheduled departure time, the plane had already left the gate. VERY disappointing and will probably be the last time I fly Lufthansa, especially through Frankfurt."
Pros: "Crew and food were nice."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 60 minutes"
Pros: "Got the exit row (great)!"
Cons: "Flight was a bit delayed but retrieving the bags took a long time. Short flight but food wasn’t appealing and there was no entertainment."
Cons: "Tras pasar por la máquina con la tarjeta de embarque una azafata de tierra dijo que no podía pasar alegando que mi maleta de mano espesaba demasiado sin fijarse que ya había sido pesado con etiqueta de ‘cabin baggage por la aerolínea. Luego al preguntar si estaba asegurado dijo que sí pero no sabía por cuanto. Los compartimentos encima de mi asiento no estaban llenos. El avión aterrizó tarde. Las azafatas de vuelo profesionales."
Cons: "Lost my luggage . I am in Madrid with no luggage."
Pros: "Flight Delayed from EWR. But the connecting flight to mumbai was not allowed to boarded. Since the gate closed even though the flight was still there. On top of it, the flight that was provided as an alternative was again with a stopover, so now, we had two stop over and extra 14 hours of layover time. Did not offer hotel stay or transit visa. was stuck in airport. Very much disappointed with Lufthansa. Will never take this flight nor will allow my friends and family to take one ever again."
Pros: "Clean , newer plane"
Cons: "Most unengaged, bored crew. They were simply going through the motions. I had a seat mate who stood in the aisle over my head for over 3 hours. Each time anyone walked down the aisle-/including a crew member-/ she would bang my head, lean against me and even though I asked nicely that she sit down or go to the back since it was 3 am and I was trying to sleep, she wanted to stand near her husband in the row ahead of me. And the crew never said a word."
Cons: "Seat pocket was damaged and couldn’t be used. Food was at best mediocre. Old salad, old bread, no salt with warm meal."
Cons: "I was transferring from an international flight and was not able to check 8n online, thus I didn’t get to choose my seat. I ended up squeezed in a middle seat next to a man who was served a lot of alcohol and took up more than his share of room."
Pros: "everything about this airline always amazing. Great service well thought out, friendly staff, everything happened as it was supposed to and I felt very cared for."
Cons: "it was all great and professional."
Cons: "There was not entertainment at all"
Cons: "boarding was late and chaotic and no apology from the airline"
Pros: "Pleasant cabin crew."
Cons: "DREADFUL seats for the price. Small, coffin-like affairs packed together like proverbial sardines. I can't believe there are still middle seats for this price on a modern wide body aircraft. I was on the inside and had to step over my neighbor. The food choices were so unappetizing that I opted not to eat. I usually fly SAS business class, and based on this experience with United, I will go straight back to SAS. They offer better service, better menu choices, and first class seating for the same price. Easy decision."
Pros: "Entertainment was very diverse ;great"
Cons: "Our booking was changed from cologne to Frankfurt and Frankfurt was hurriable."
Cons: "Missed flight due to customs they gave vouture then took it back because i booked threw kayak it made it more difficult to change i even obtaijned insurance"
Cons: "The boarding area was cramped."
Pros: "Wonderful crew and amazing soft landing, like cream."
Pros: "Everything was on time; boarding was very fast and smooth; flight attendance very friendly and resolute. I have food 4 stars because I didn't try it."
Pros: "Nice service. Fast boarding. Smooth fly. Many thanks"
Cons: "Didn’t find an option of choice food for my fly KBP-MUC. Maybe it’s my fault."
Pros: "We left on time"
Cons: "Tight legs space"
Pros: "They did it again, lost my bag for the emth time. But this time its seems to be more complicated than previous times this has happened. Just hope i’ll get my bag back eventually."
Pros: "The polite stewards The food and drinks given for free!"
Cons: "The legroom was awful, especially for a nine-hour flight. The video screen kept rebooting."
Pros: "excellent service"
Cons: "entertainment selection"
Pros: "Ample leg room and comfortable seats."
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "That I can't fly them all the time."
Cons: "Ridiing buses on tarmac to get to the plane."
Pros: "It was a smooth and uneventful flight. Friendly crew, nice light snack, and good beer (and lots of water to stay hydrated). No complaints here."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind."
Pros: "nothing to say - low cost carrier level"
Cons: "nothing to say - low cost carrier level"
Pros: "Entertainment food and friendly crew! Alles gut!!!"
Cons: "Small seats"
Pros: "Entertainment, flight crew was courteous and helpful, lots of snacks, water, and free wine!"
Cons: "One of our pieces of luggage did not make it back with us. The good thing is that the Lufthansa staff was helpful, the automated emails kept me informed, and the bag was delivered to me as soon as possible. Seems to me it was as good as it gets when a piece of luggage gets lost."
Pros: "on time."
Cons: "was too congested"
Pros: "Overall, the Lufthansa service was excellent. In particular, the food service in economy class was extraordinarily good."
Cons: "We were seated at the end of a row beside the entrance to restrooms at the back of the plane, and on occasion the space beside us became a gathering place for groups of passengers, talking loudly."
Pros: "Staff are very friendly & well mannered. I like it since it's my first to fly with Lufthansa which compare to Swiss Air"
Pros: "Good cabin crew, good food Easy to use entertainment system"
Cons: "Boarding was a bit chaotic"
Pros: "Lots of space."
Cons: "The food was just okay."
Pros: "Organized boarding, service, left on time"
Cons: "No gluten-free food when they served the food. They said that they didn't serve gluten-free food on short flights, but this was two and a half hours. Also, I had asked for a gluten-free meal when I booked my flight. Not good in today's world, when quite a few people have to eat gluten-free. (I am a medical doctor.)"
Pros: "Efficient, pleasant inflight service! Nice snack/meal. On time!"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "There was no food or drinks on an international flight - you had to pay for even a coffee or tea ...... not acceptable!"
Cons: "My brand luggage was damaged during the flight. Although I still had to pay 65 pounds for the extra bag."
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment available. Why are some airlines still charging for snacks?!?"
Cons: "We love everything was our first time and was excellent"
Cons: "The boarding crew forced us to check-in our handbags saying there's no space on board. The flight was half empty. We had to wait 30 mins to get our luggages when we arrived. Very annoying."
Pros: "Courtesy of tge british airway staff"
Cons: "When I reserved in Kayak it said it included luggage!! I was charged 65 pounds!!! I need a regund for this!!!! Please let me know what to do!!"
Cons: "The seats were not very wide, but I endured."
Pros: "Good smooth journey"
Cons: "There was no entertainment"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled with no notice.or explanation Stuck at Heathrow no alternatives available. We are a party of 7 3 young children and 1 disabled passenger . Now one of us flys tomorrow via Madrid, and palma before mahon. All others fly Sunday via Barcelona. Hol ruined disgrace"
Cons: "I had a connecting flight from London to Madrid. Not only was the flight to London late over an hour, because of the security check point and liquid quantity confusion I was late to the connecting flight to Madrid and had to take a later flight which made me late to my meeting but on top of that I had to get rid of some of my stuff because it was over my limit on liquids. Very frustrating!"
Pros: "Todo fue prrfecto"
Pros: "The man at the customer service desk in london airport was nife."
Cons: "I missed my flight because of an issue with airplane coming from lax to london. All i got was a 5 euro voucher. And i was meeting someone at madrid airport and neither of us had any way of getting in cotact with each other. It was a freaking nightmare."
Pros: "It was just ok."
Cons: "Nothing was complimentary."
Pros: "Left on time and arrived on time."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit sloppy"
Cons: "Overal, flight was great."
Pros: "It was a smooth flight."
Cons: "There wasn´´t any entertainment.. My ticket said I would gey a meal but I didn´t."
Pros: "It was the same plane we flew into Philly from SF. Did not have to search for new gate"
Cons: "no complementary drinks, coffee, snack, nothing? not very hospitable"
Cons: "Already jet lagged, cranky, and pissed off from 1st leg of trip. 2nd leg was on an aircraft with little entertainment options. Also was forced to check my carry on because flight was packed. I hate checking bags which is why I travel light i.e. 1 carry on and maybe a backpack."
Pros: "It was short, but delayed. Good security-very thorough although under-staffed"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, NO free beverage or snack. Flight attendants were ridiculously busy with running credit cards for passengers who bought food/etc that others could not even get to the toilets. NO entertainment at all. Felt like United but at least no one yelled at me ir hit me."
Pros: "5 star"
Cons: "Decent for a 2 hour flight"
Pros: "Because of a delay in the first leg of my trip, I missed my connection in London. However, I was placed on the next available flight without much hassle, although I did arrive later than the group I was meeting up with."
Pros: "Heathrow T5 bag drop and terminal in general was great as usual."
Cons: "Iberia are a poor codeshare partner. Old plane, tacky interior, and just like BA they make it difficult to get even a glass of water without paying extra."
Pros: "They reconnected me very quickly"
Cons: "Missed my flight"
Pros: "The stuff was very friendly"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "Seat uncomfortable. Again, no free wifi in the XXI century. Hello !!!"
Cons: "Paying for a soda!"
Pros: "Food awful no entertainment"
Cons: "20 min delay. Old plane"
Pros: "The food and entertainment options were both above average."
Cons: "The flight was being run by Iberia, not British Airways. Iberia has a policy which did not allow me to check in without proof of a return flight. Unfortunately, my travel partner had booked the return flight and did not share the details with me. I was not able to reach my travel partner and, as such, was forced to buy a new ~$2,300 return ticket on the spot in order to provide the necessary proof. This was an extreme inconvenience, as I nearly missed my flight. If Iberia or British Airways made its travelers aware of this policy in advance of their check in. I have no intention of flying Iberia ever again."
Pros: "Excellent service by crew. Attention to meeting everyone's needs. Was impressed with their discreet yet efficient assistance to an individual who became ill on board. Was really impressed by this."
Cons: "Drink choices , including champagne, were great. Food however, while improved since our last experience, was mediocre ."
Cons: "This flight was even tighter and my space even smaller. We were on the first row after business class. Not only was I extremely tight with no way to get out of my seat, but we had a curtain in our faces. I found that to be extremely uncomfortable and quite useless. This flight had no TV and no other means of entertainment, having the seat in front of us so tight that I could not even move my legs. Fortunately this flight was only a couple hours long."
Cons: "The flight was awful! Boarding was unorganized. Once on the plane, space was TIGHT! I have flown with Iberia before and had leg room and TVs behind the chairs. This was not like this. Seats were uncomfortable for an 8 hour flight, smelly, and flimsy. I have never been more uncomfortable. The crew were nice but one was very rude to a passenger snapping at him and all ignored a very drunk man on my flight as much as possible. This man was very disruptive for most of the flight singing, shaking seats, touching other passengers, and walking about the flight. I did not feel safe at all! The staff would tell him to sit down, walk away, and he would be instantly back up. Staff would see this and ignore. I had no idea what to do. I felt unsupported and unsafe. The flight had constant turbalence to go along with it. To the point that they canceled dinner. I wanted to kiss the ground when I got off the flight. This was absolutely miserable. I could not be more disappointed."
Pros: "Comfortable seats Free meal Option to check luggage to final destination or to layover point Staff professional apart from closing desks."
Cons: "Self check in machine slow - crashed while printing boarding pass Massive queue at check in and bag drop counter Staff closed check in desks despite long queue No easy way to get from hotel to airport Only flight map on overhead screens"
Cons: "They are trying to optimize seats in the plane and I could barely fit in the space provided in the plane. Really unpleasant flight"
Pros: "didnt remember a single thing from this flight because I was passed out from exhaustion after not being able to sleep at all on the previous flight.... this flight was run by iberia, and the seats were delightfully simple compared to the atrocity in the BA world traveller section"
Pros: "Food options"
Cons: "Sold as British Airways, but actually an American Airlines flight No staff at BA counter for check-in. Had to go to American to check-in (worked this out myself) When printing tickets for check-in, was not supplied with bag tags. Had to approach counter for staff to print bag tags. Seat monitor was small and poor quality Limited movie selection"
Pros: "Got a good seat with good airline and flight left on time."
Pros: "Crew was nice and comforting."
Cons: "Well, if I needed to send a fax, there was a line provided even with a mobile airplane phone that didn't work. The LCD screen didn't work on most seats, no USB charging, no adjustable headrests, blowers were barely functioning. The jet needs to be replaced especially for being an overseas flight."
Pros: "My husband and I greatly enjoyed our non-stop flight from London to Chicago. A long flight was made pleasant by the professionalism of the flight-staff and the meals, beverages, and movies we had on the plane. Please note that our original flight was cancelled by the airline, and we got a non-stop flight in its place--which was even better--so we did not make any stop at Madrid, Spain. The non-stop was through British Airways, but we actually traveled via an American Airlines flight. The experience was really terrific!"
Cons: "Same issue: cannot choose the seat in advance or check in."
Pros: "Ease of location of airport"
Pros: "Flight was delayed 4 times, but communication about this was good so no one was kept wondering. Overall, the crew were attentive with smiles...sometimes that makes all the difference in the world. Movie selection was good for a long flight."
Pros: "puntualidad y servicial"
Cons: "En el aeropuerto la recogida de la maleta venía con otro número de vuelo, me tocó ir a información a averiguar."
Pros: "I got to Madrid safely"
Cons: "The crew on this flight were indinfirent towards passenger especially the male crew members. When I asked help for my little bag of souvenirs it was thrown with disregard."
Cons: "not even enough room for my upper legs to fit. I am not even 6 foot tall and my knees are bruised from hitting the seat in front of me"
Pros: "empty plane awesome"
Cons: "This is my second time bad experience with ticketing desk crew. The lady (Her name is Maria) at issuing boarding passes was real rude. First of all she doesn’t know how to enter India OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) information. She was keep saying I do not have a visa to go to India. Which I do not"
Pros: "I made it alive"
Cons: "American airlines will leave you out to dry if there are any issues. Never had so many issues with the same airline."
Cons: "The female staff at the desk where the luggage is dropped and boarding passes are issued was very rude. A little smile makes a difference vs being rude to customers. Apparently she needed to know that she is getting paid because customers like us choose to fly AA or BA"
Pros: "The fly it was on time"
Cons: "The food it was very bad"
Pros: "emergency landing upon returning to JFK"
Cons: "Better entertaiment system"
Cons: "Only arriving in Madrid took 1/2 to open the door"
Pros: "Punctual, connexion gate very close"
Pros: "All the trip , not my food selection"
Cons: "6L to close to the galley"
Pros: "The entertainment selection was nice."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable."
Pros: "Was on time"
Cons: "Food, seat"
Pros: "Seat very small"
Cons: "Never flying again with this company"
Cons: "No TVs per seat. Older plane. Food was marginal."
Cons: "2 of our screens didn’t have audio working so couldn’t watch movies :-(. - assistants rebooted the systems but that didn’t help :-("
Pros: "Don't know. Never made it that far."
Pros: "seat space (paid +$180)"
Cons: "There is no USB port or power plugs"
Pros: "The plane took off and landed on time. Because airlines have so games their system by setting expectations of on time arrival so low that it is nearly impossible to not exceed them."
Cons: "The plane was so old the overhead lights didn’t work in our section (who failed to check that??). The overhead bins fell open at landing and things almost fell on people’s heads. There was subpar entertainment options that hadn’t been updated since at least the 90s, which was made even less acceptable since it was literally the only option for entertainment on a 7+ hour flight when none of the overhead lights worked. For a ticket that cost more than $1200, the failure of the airline on nearly all levels to provide standard services was completely unacceptable."
Pros: "Overall crew were pleasant, boarding organized"
Cons: "Besides being 2 hours delayed, we stayed 10+ hours crammed in very small seats, causong poor ability to rest the whole flight. Very unpleasant and painful for such a long flight."
Pros: "The plane was new and clean, the staff was extra nice, there was a tv screen in each seat. The flight was very much on time."
Cons: "The food is so, so. The seats are extremely narrow"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Attitude of in flight crew terrible food"
Pros: "Nice staff!"
Cons: "A bit bumpy!"
Pros: "AA people are better to talk to and are trying to locate bags but still not successful"
Cons: "Whole experience is nerve racking"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Plane malfunction resulted in delay, and missed connection. Rebooked connection flight was canceled. Now in day 2 of eaitingto get home."
Pros: "Long flight, but I really like the 787. Comfortable travel."
Cons: "American airlines mishandled my luggage. Extremely poor communication about status. (I don't know how much all my phone calls to them will end up costing!) Two and a half days later, I have to return to the airport to pick it up. If you travel with AA, pack MORE than essentials in your carry-on! Also it is criminal that they charge extra for aisle seats!"
Cons: "Space on coach seats was awful."
Pros: "The flight was a quick 39 minutes from Chicago, the staff was friendly. Good flight."
Cons: "It's snowing!"
Pros: "Liked everything"
Cons: "Late, missed connnection. Terrible"
Pros: "Not muchi"
Cons: "I ordered a gluten free dinner for my husband and even checked on I two days before and they didn’t have it. He basically had no dinner"
Cons: "Domestic flights with American are atrocious. The plans cram too many people into such a small space. Leg room is non-existent."
Cons: "No wifi"
Cons: "For an international flight it was very cramped seating - much worse than the connecting domestic flight."
Cons: "Waiting for the bathroom I overheard a flight attendant telling the other one that she "wished that when she grew old she wasn't so damn stupid like some of the passengers on this flight". She wasn't even trying to be silent, which I thought was a bit shameless on her part and mostly why I'm writing this review. (Maybe she wasn't smart enough to think some of us understood English?) Very unprofessional."
Pros: "We got delayed 2 hours, we got very early to the airport, went to the gate, all the sudden they change the gate number and didn't tell nobody, we got delayed 2 hours and they didn't say nothing. we had perfect weather in NY so I don't understand the delay. The crew members were not friendly, the airplane was so old, my daughter called "the dinosaur" is the airplanes from the 70"s . This was my first time flying with this airline and I don't think Ill do it again. We were going to a wedding in Madrid and we miss it for the delayed."
Cons: "Nickel and diming people for every little thing. I didn't mean to select a paid seat upon making my reservation on-line, and I couldn't get it to come off. Had to pay anyway."
Pros: "Entertainment was good."
Cons: "AA lost my luggage for several days. This is unacceptable. It required my wife and I to spend money on items that were unnecessary. We could not obtain good information on whether they were lost or mis-routed. The worry of whether we should buys clothes, toiletries, etc. was a daily concern. Way to ruin a customer's vacation."
Cons: "They ran out of choices."
Cons: "The food had no taste and cold. The seats are not comfortable enough for a long trip."
Pros: "Pilots were excellent and flight crew was good."
Cons: "I signed up for a British Airways flight and American Airlines flew the route."
Pros: "The fact that there were recently released movies in the system."
Cons: "4 1/2 hr delay in out trip. Losing our connection and rude crew."
Pros: "Airline counter worker in Philadelphia reeassigned my seat twice so that I can get a window seat with no one next to me (thanks!). Tons of films on the free entrainment system."
Cons: "Someone attempted to claim the seat next to me and the flight attendant allowed him. Luckily he moved elsewhere after I objected. There were plenty of other empty seats."
Cons: "Wifi was not working in the airplane unfortunately. You could connect to it but it was not working at all for anybody '"
Pros: "It was an ok airplane, entertainment system worked"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2.15 hours and didn't even offered water or anything, after a while they said if we wanted we could go out of the plane... really bad!"
Pros: "The view"
Cons: "3 hour delay - no compensation. Very old plane - no televisions, communal in-flight entertainment. Uncomfortable seats, dirty tables, loose arm rests. Food was outdated and terrible."
Cons: "No personal entertainment systems. I ordered a low lactose meal and got yogurt which is high in lactose!"
Cons: "Liked it all."
Cons: "was not allowed upgrade! I only tasted the food it was not eatable. I am 70 years old and id rater starve to death than eat that food and no food to buy!"
Pros: "Nice crew and on time."
Cons: "Very old American Airlines plane, food never as good as Iberia. Not enough room for carry on. Entertainment system from 1960's"
Cons: "more space and be able to recline"
Cons: "They lost my suitcase"
Cons: "no air circulation during taxiing"
Cons: "Nothing !! Thanks for everything"
Cons: "The transfer in Madrid was ridiculous. They could not find a bus to transport passengers and no one had any clue."
Pros: "Everything was fine and smooth"
Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "They take you headphones half an hour before landing"
Cons: "USB outlet not working seat 21D"
Cons: "It would’ve been better to receive our luggage on time. We have to wait an extra day even though we had to pay 100 Euros to check our bags."
Cons: "Toilets were REALLY dirty"
Cons: "Phone chargers did not function"
Pros: "Gate was extremely crowed and disorganized. Non-European citizens must present passport. That requirement should be clearly stated."
Cons: "Travel notifications should mention documentation requirements."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No seat choice."
Cons: "Had to want in aisle to go to bathroom while beverage cart took forever to get to the back of the plane. Line was 12 deep to get there."
Cons: "There is not enough space for my legs and specially when the passenger in front move the seat"
Pros: "I didn t like when a chose to fligth in Latam and thrn chance for iberia"
Cons: "Even though I bought my ticket through British airways, they made me check in through Iberia. No one told me beforehand so I waited in line at the BA line for about 20 mins and was told by the ticket agent to go to Iberia instead. Also, two medium delays. Not major but I did feel like I spent more time on the plane than I should have"
Pros: "Every thing special the staff generaste thy was perfect"
Cons: "old plane not comfortable"
Pros: "Everyone is doing his job correctly and nicely. Nothing special to add"
Pros: "It wAs on time"
Pros: "The time"
Cons: "The servicie inside the plane"
Cons: "The line at the checking counter in Rome was moving very slowly. The person at the counter was a nice person, though. I think they need more people there."
Pros: "Landing was perfect"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "I am of average height -6 feet- and my knees were touching the seat in front of me. Not comfortable but not too bad either."
Cons: "Boarding was extremely chaotic."
Cons: "Could not board the plane as it was overbooked!!!!!"
Pros: "Vivo en Madrid. Estuve de vacaciones en Venecia."
Pros: "Returning home"
Cons: "The only bad thing is that the checking at JFK was very long!!!!"
Cons: "Flt attendants unnecessarily bossy."
Pros: "Wide bodied aircraft"
Cons: "No free drinks or snacks"
Pros: "Fast and clean. Smooth ride."
Pros: "Boarding was very efficient"
Cons: "Staff was not very accommodating. Plane air-conditioning did not work well and then as very hot"
Cons: "Lost luggage, hot plane, charged for water"
Cons: "Iberia is not good at boarding"
Pros: "So refreshing an experience after AA: Iberia's Airbus was clean, their staff efficient, and professional, and electronic updates were provided at every connection! WOW!"
Pros: "Fine for what you paid for"
Cons: "Stewards keep trying to speak in Spanish to you. Every time again you have to ask to repeat in English."
Cons: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "Chaos at the airport, but as soon as inside the airplane almost everything was excellent. Head stewardess in Eco was phenomally friendly"
Cons: "One staff member extremely unfriendly to everybody. Also, Iberia was not able to sit groups together."
Cons: "Went well"
Pros: "Lots of space"
Cons: "Left late, lack of coordination"
Pros: "Alcohol allowed for free. Friendly people"
Pros: "Love Kayak. Everything excelkent."
Pros: "No delayed flights"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Pros: "Promptness. Easy boarding. Comfortable seating."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "All airplane attendants were very helpful and always on the call."
Pros: "Love the individual screen on each seat."
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