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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 18h 07m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on United Airlines ($929), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Alitalia ($1,141) and Multiple Airlines ($2,334).
From Bucharest to Sarasota, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Sarasota back to Bucharest , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Bucharest you will be using one of these airports: Bucharest Otopeni Intl. You will be landing at Sarasota Bradenton Intl, also known as Sarasota Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Not much. Cheese plate was ok."
Cons: "Felt like a sardine. Knees were up against the seat I front fighting for elbow space with person in the middle. Worse seating than Ryanair in Europe."
Pros: "The crew was super nice. My husband and I were able to sit together."
Cons: "The seats were so cramped together, its a good thing my husband and I were sitting together because otherwise I would have had to been cuddled up to a stranger."
Cons: "The new plane has no usable pouch to put small items in during takeoff and landing - you have to hold everything now, as the cargo net they use barely opens. As hard as the crew hammers you to put things away, having that pouch is handy. Also, we all know we are crammed in too tight."
Pros: "The flight started with 7 min delay for one crew not showing up. Eventually we had to wait on the plane for one hour for the plane to fly"
Cons: "contacted customer service 3 times while the first 2 times over the phone and was promised to get a $100 travel voucher in 24-48 hours. Never got that. When called 3rd time I was asked to email their support which I did and one week have passed and nobody bothered to respond yet. Typical United!"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Airbus seats comfortable but not the same on the Boeing 747"
Pros: "New flight reservation took us directly from Newark to Phoenix."
Cons: "This flight was totally cancelled. New reservation took us to Newark. Here the crowds were very long, baggage took over 20 min. to arrive, missed our connecting flight and had to wait 4 more hours for next flight. The flight out of Newark was held on the tarmac for 40 min."
Cons: "the flight was late almost 2.5 hours"
Cons: "Never made it on that flight"
Cons: "Flight delayed over an hour. Connecting flight was held but luggage was left behind and had to be retrieved late the next night."
Pros: "The agent in San Francisco was awesome and even went out of her way to bump me to a better seat. Leaving Portland was easy, crew were super organized!"
Cons: "No entertainment systems were working at all. Leaving San Francisco to kahului we had so many unruly young adults that were just out if control. They kept switching seats, spilling alcohol all over me and my stuff and the flight crew could not care less. We even had an older Asian flight attendant on flight 1749 that was just overwhelmed for the job. She would hand the person on the isle a handful of pretzels and say 'here, pass these out'. The other flight crew members made it worse by treating her poorly. You could tell they didn't like her and were agitated by her. Instead if being polite and educating, they were exasperated and impatient. Overall was super disappointed. I have flown United so many times back home to Maui and was always so please and excited to brag about how great United was. Not this time. Thanks for reading."
Cons: "After waiting almost an hour at the Luthansa check in line, I was told that I had to check in under the United counter -- even though the ticket was sold by Lufthansa. The documentation sent with the ticket needs to make this clearer so that such a frustrating experience is not repeated."
Pros: "Overall flight was good but since previous flight was late and I had only one hour to get my luggage, go through customs, check back in and make the flight it was too stressful because nobody could help much. Also, the bag did not make my flight because person was not really in the hurry to get my luggage to the plane."
Pros: "The food choices were good and the service was excellent, Always kind and responsive to my needs and attentive."
Cons: "Boarding could be done by letting people with window seats being seated first, then the middle seats next and finally aisle seats last! That way people would not have to get up from their seats after they have been sitting down to get back up to allow the people in the inner seat to get to their seats a pond boarding the plane after the people in the aisle seat are already sitting!"
Cons: "Flight was late, at the end they told people to hurry up so they can be on their way with the next destination"
Pros: "Healthy options maybe apples or something, and cheaper for snack packs. Ability to accept cash."
Pros: "Comfortable seating and very accommodating attendants made my flight fantastic. Our pilot got us to our destination 35 minutes ahead of schedule which makes coming back into the U.S. a little easier since you know you'll be waiting at customs for a while :)"
Pros: "Well, the plane didn't crash, so that was nice. The plane was clean and the newer 737-900s are pretty decent."
Cons: "Every time I fly United, I pretty much feel like it is an honor on the level of being knighted to get the privilege to fly with this airline. Thank you so much for being willing to take my money in exchange for a service, United. Bless you. I'm sure if you spend $10k + a year with them, they'll happily massage your feet as you ride along, but anyone else seems to be each flight attendant's personal enemy that they must frustrate as often as possible. Also, thank you, United, you beautiful prom queen you, for changing my seat from a window to a middle because it pleased you. It honors me to be your jest."
Pros: "That we landed safely!"
Cons: "Temp was cold, they had no blankets to use, ran out of hot meals by the time they got to our seat"
Pros: "Took off late but landed on time"
Cons: "Packed in like sardines. Hot on board."
Pros: "Newark flight was cancelled due to mechanical problems. I returned home and Caught another flight the next day through Chicago, as I didn't want to spend the night in the Chicago airport waiting for a connecting flight the next day. The flight crew, United airport personnel, and TSA were all very courteous and professional."
Cons: "There wasn't enough gate personnel to help everyone re-schedule our cancelled flights. The waiting line was very long. All media entertainment had to be paid for in order to access it. Seats were narrow and uncomfortable."
Cons: "1. Comfort: the headrest on these seats is so uncomfortable! It just props your head forward and causes a lot of neck strain. For most short haul flights, this is not a big deal, but it really makes for an unpleasant journey on the cross-country flights. Also, the four-seat middle section is so poorly designed. There is no way to store personal items under seats without invading the space of your neighbor because the metal frame supporting the row of seats doesn't match with the seats themselves. 2. Entertainment: United could not support continuous streaming of movies/TV shows for every passenger. My movie paused and froze so frequently that I gave up on finishing it and then felt like I had wasted my time. The speed and reliability reminded me of trying to watch movies on a dialup connection. It would be so much better to just have the TV screens built into the seats. All in all, United got a bad batch of planes and should try to take this into consideration when working with Boeing/Airbus on the next order."
Pros: "Fact easy boarding Helpful crew Really good food"
Cons: "No negatives"
Cons: "They might as well have thrown us in a car trunk the crew was very unaccommodating they didn't really care about us and the room legroom is ridiculously smal. On the connecting flight, the last flight the plane was two thirds empty and the crew made us sit in our assigned seats, crammed together telling us that if we want to sit in a seat with more legroom we have to pay $180"
Cons: "Speed of boarding, no hassle with carry on bags"
Cons: "The employees were verbally rude, borderline abusive. The airline was completely disorganized, changing our gate 3 times. Literally the worst airline experience I have had in years."
Pros: "On time and friendly"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, loaded/unloaded quickly, free online entertainment was great"
Cons: "I chose Luthansa because I was traveling with a bike and they are usually good about not overcharging however after booking the flight, United took over the flight and they have very unfriendly bike policies (200 each way). Usually I will not fly United because of these policies, I think I am done flying any Star Alliance companies."
Pros: "The plane was only half full -- plenty of room!"
Cons: "Turbulence (not your fault)."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and sufficient leg room. One star rating on food and entertainment should be n/a since I didn't use these services."
Cons: "Boarding area was too small for gates being serviced."
Pros: "The person sitting next to me...that were pleasant."
Cons: "That when I explained being hearing impaired the boarding attendant said my carry on needed to be checked. I didn't understand her and proceeded to the loading blank. Then when boarding the attendant informed me. I explained I checked my bag in the airport compartment tester and it was fine. I also asked the attendant at the counter. She confirmed it was fine. Still smiling until the snack pretzels were passed out. When I didn't hear the attendant's question, in spite of telling her I was hearing impaired, she threw her hand up rudely and just continued on to other customers. When boarding I watched orhers board with the same size bag as mine, and wondered if telling someone you can't hear gives them the right to inform you at the gate that your bag needs to be checked?"
Cons: "Flight 5022 was delayed 1 hr leaving SBP due to flight arriving late. Very little info was relayed by airline staff about the reason for or details of the delay. This delay caused me to miss my connection in SFO and be rebooked to a later flight, which was also delayed over an hour."
Cons: "No power in seats, no in-flight TV/movie without paying more, longer flight made that more important."
Pros: "- The option to watch TV - The leg room"
Cons: "- No food options provided"
Pros: "The plane landed in it's intended destination."
Cons: "United seems to always problems and excuses are always made. They are not focused on the customers."
Cons: "So, late, rude flight attendants."
Pros: "Crew were great, very friendly, smiling, chatty, boarding on time efficient !"
Cons: "The seats r to cramped, the snack waffle full of sugar so unhealthy"
Cons: "The fact I had to purchase an entertainment package when I didnt previous flights. I felt as if the airline was takeoff advantage of a technical glitch."
Cons: "They overbooked the flight. I bought my ticket 3 months in advance but I was not given a seat until moments before the flight. Terrible. Never again with this airline."
Pros: "It had been years since we last flew UNITED. Honestly, we were a bit apprehensive after learning of friends' negative experiences but we moved forward with our plan. The flight was smooth, and ahead of schedule and the crew was totally on top of their game. SPOT ON!"
Cons: "If I would make ANY suggestion, it would be to load people from the back of the plane to expedite loading. Your current 'zone' approach results in lots of waiting for passengers lo sitting in the back....as the front passenger's mess around, trying to get themselves situated...CLUELESS that there are a hundred others WAITING in the aisle, as they tussle with their sweaters, purses, tech equipment, etc. (if you get my gist!). Just something to consider....."
Cons: "Never was able to make this flight. See above."
Pros: "attendant was very helpful and friendly"
Cons: "flight was late and missed my connection, causing me to wait several houes to nake the connection to SLC"
Cons: "Because of delayed flight I missed this connection flight,"
Pros: "on time, clean plane, efficient crew."
Pros: "The crew was courteous and nice. Due to a 2+ hour delay we had free movies on the flight."
Cons: "The fact that our incoming flight was delayed more than 2 hours."
Cons: "We were frustrated because we chose United flights but then got put on Island air from Maui to Honolulu who has completely different baggage guidelines and ended up costing us quite a bit more because our carry-ones weren't 16 lbs or below. I don't like things like that, so I wasn't very happy with that part of the trip. I don't think that is United's fault-probably Kayak's. Flying in general just isn't pleasant anymore. The crews aren't happy or fun and they've gotten so cheap on everything, and charge you out the nose for everything. The airplanes weren't clean. My 2 year old had to brush off a seat of crumbs on her seat before she sat down! Just sad where it's gotten in this crazy world. We used to love to fly, and now we are just always glad to be done with the flights!"
Pros: "Glad you didn't give priority to those with other designations like priority plus etc"
Cons: "All good but crew wasn't very attentive - for example i had had to put my suitcase quite a few rows back because of lack of space at the end of the flight i had to wait for most of the plane to empty out in order to be able to retrieve it - the crew member who had originally indicated i put my suitcase further back and who was standing right by the cabin where the suitcase was stored saw all of this but didn't move to help in the slightest even though he knew i was waiting for a chance to get to my suitcase - in my experience of customer service i would have gotten it for the passenger and brought it to them to reduce the wait time"
Cons: "Crew didn’t show up. They later said it that they weren’t picked up. Weak excuse since they’re probably near the airport/airline could have informed us/flight could have been delayed properly. Everyone was there, plane was locked and departure delayed by some 36-40 minutes"
Pros: "Crews are nice n snacks are okay."
Cons: "Their online luggage fee sucks. I had to pay again at the counter when my online purchases didn’t show up on their computer. Ended up paying a higher luggage fee at the counter. Not good!"
Cons: "Seat assignments sucked. Could not seat together"
Cons: "Delayed takeoff. That happens but very poor communication about the delay."
Cons: "The seats aren’t comfortable, the entertainment system is finicky, not much leg room."
Pros: "Asientos incómodos y cabina muy antigua. Se sentían fierros del asiento en la espalda"
Cons: "Sistema de entretenimiento muy antiguo. Conexión de audífonos no funcionaba en mi asiento y no me dieron solución. Vuelo de 14 hrs sin entretenimiento es terrible."
Cons: "Don’t let me book my seats on line and then tell me “not for this fare” ($1700) at the airport. We have special needs and were not accommodated"
Pros: "Good flight. Crew was nice."
Cons: "Better entertainment"
Pros: "People next to me"
Cons: "Seat, food , no fee for bag, and service"
Pros: "Amazing crew helped us check in our luggage at a reduced rate."
Cons: "More inter European connections at more competitive price"
Cons: "It was delayed by 4 hours"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Disorganized confusing boarding process, tight seats in coach."
Pros: "Cheap fares and direct flight"
Cons: "Entertainment very poor. Would recommend a kruger selection of movies and preferably to be available to watch once we are on the plane waiting for take off. Economy class space limited ."
Pros: "Pleasant normal flight."
Cons: "In-flight announcement was very very quick and hard to understand."
Pros: "we arrived on time, left on time. The crew was nice and looked after everyone."
Pros: "Nice entertainment, good food and staff"
Cons: "Arms rest pretty smalls"
Pros: "Crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Boarding started 20 minuets late"
Pros: "Crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Little hot on the plane"
Cons: "the food is terrible. he literally dropped my bread and picked it back up to give to me. it was soggy, tasteless and disgusting even more given the rude crew. I never comment a review unless it was a good or extremely terrible experience. One of the crew members was extremely rude to Americans. God forbid we ask him a question he would keep walking. For the price I paid and the duration of my flight (12 hours from LAX-FCO) I wish I chose a different airline. that was the most uncomfortable flight I've had in a long time and I travel often."
Pros: "The flight itself from NYC was great, the connection flight was great."
Cons: "The worst boarding process I ever seen! The airport people and crew didn’t tell people what’s going on, there was a uhh delay. Big lines of people just standing and waiting. The flight took off 45 min late!!"
Pros: "nothing special"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Food on the Tel Aviv to Rome flight"
Pros: "Boarding and in-flight crew very polite and professional."
Cons: "My seats were changed to the rear end of the plane, not even a sandwich for snack.i had to empty my carry on luggage to 9kg ."
Pros: "Operazioni di imbarco veloci ed ordinate"
Cons: "Sito web non funzionante, imposibile effettuate il check in e acquistare il bagaglio online con conseguenti extra tasse aeroportuali. Ovviamente nessun assistenza da Alitalia."
Pros: "The Crew was really helpful with baby, bringing bassinet (that I reserved prior to the trip) and letting me boarding preferentially."
Cons: "Probably not the company fault, but my stroller was a little damaged when I got it at my destination."
Cons: "Entertainment options are very limited Check in is slow and the counters are not always open like in Delta. Food quality is very low"
Pros: "Almost nothing"
Cons: "- Rude crew - Uncomfortable seats - Broken seats - Missed our order for Vegan meals"
Pros: "Almost nothing"
Cons: "- Rude crew - Uncomfortable seats - Broken seats - Missed our order for Vegan meals"
Cons: "delay without clear indication"
Pros: "Wine was offered complimentary to the meal"
Cons: "Boarding process was a mess, flight was late due to the confusion. Crew took forever to collect trash after the in flight meal was over."
Cons: "Really old plane, nasty food and rude flight attendants."
Pros: "Not too much. Standard flight. They had ok wine I guess."
Cons: "Ancient planes. Had to use proprietary headphones, I thought they stopped doing that. No USB. Screens seemed 20 years old. It's 2017!"
Cons: "I tried to talk with the service desk to change my flight before the flight and the service team could not help me out because only the service desk outside security could look up other fights. I find this hard to believe and a little ridiculous that AirItalia would make their customers run around inside and outside security to switch flights. We live in a day of technology and have computers for a reason. There shouldn't be an issue why other flights can be looked up from only one computer. In addition, we boarded the plane and then we waited on the tarmac for 2 hours waiting to leave. The air was turned off and it was hot and stuffy inside the plane."
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Almost 4hours delay, messy boarding, even worse connection, not all crew speaks English on the long haul..."
Pros: "The food was great and they provide plenty and the entertainment was awesome"
Cons: "The comfort of the flight for 10 hours in economy was horrible: it's just to cramped. I would only fly first class in the future for long flights. For a better idea: I'm only 5'2 and 160lbs."
Cons: "Missed a day of work"
Cons: "No room and very uncomfortable"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and didnt get information from the hungarian ground staff about the reason. They just changed it for Austrian Airlines but I don't like Austrian Airlines and i had also an Insurance for this ticket. After a long conversation I could fly by Lufthansa with stopover in Frankfurt."
Cons: "Late! connections no good! no information about flight changes!"
Pros: "The service was very good."
Cons: "Worst airline company ever. Lost my baggage for 4 days although a friend of mine on the exact same flight with me received his. I'm on a snowboarding trip and they lost all my gear and basically made it impossible to enjoy my vacation. I sent 3 emails and no one has contacted me yet! I agree that these things might occur but the airline has to take responsibility for their mistakes and address the issues. WORST airline I've been to, if you are thinking of using it I double insure everything and don't count on them to be responsive!"
Cons: "Old airplane. No entertainment at all. The lugage remain in the airport and didn't arrive at destination."
Pros: "Love the friendly crew and the great food and service"
Cons: "1. absolutely disorganized boarding, 20 minutes waiting for 3 relaxed passangers to join a crowded bus 2. absolutely disgusting business class, narrow seats, little space"
Cons: "The boarding was chaos in both Munich and Rome. Apparently Al Italia had instituted a new computer system and the workers did not know how to use it. I spent hours on line getting a boarding pass in Munich, and then again another in Rome (in Munich no one was given boarding passes for connecting flights). I spend hours again in lines to get a boarding pass for a flight to Palermo, missing my connection and only getting a much later flight to Palermo. It was utter confusion. Shame on Al Italia."
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "DELAY on the FLIGHT back"
Pros: "plane is relatively new crew were ok"
Cons: "impossible to accommodate for a kosher meal even though I have tried 48h before the flight. the ground team were rude the crew were ok but nothing more"
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