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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "All smooth."
Cons: "All okay"
Pros: "Very well looked after, couldn’t ask for more."
Cons: "Nothing, perfection."
Cons: "Plane delayed"
Pros: "more leg room in economy than other airlines, nice crew, seats were pretty comfortable"
Cons: "my flight over on Alaska was on a newer airplane so we all had screens - the way over we did not so I was expecting it on the way back"
Cons: "It was perfect"
Pros: "Surprised to find seat was comfortable.."
Pros: "Nobody was seating next to me."
Cons: "Wake me up for snacks"
Cons: "Delay taking off and delay arriving to gate due to scheduling."
Cons: "Speed and care"
Pros: "People were friendly and super helpful."
Cons: "We got in later than estimated."
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Pros: "Efficientand smooth."
Pros: "I actually loved the fruit and cheese platter"
Pros: "No problems noted."
Cons: "It was a crowded flight, with a lot of yappy people."
Pros: "It was all good."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Just about everything"
Pros: "Love Alaska airline!"
Pros: "Got there safely and on time. The staff was very friendly, one stewardess interacted with everyone individually, thanking them for choosing Alaska Airlines."
Cons: "I'm tired of being crammed into small and uncomfortable seats. It seems comfort is only for people who can afford it. Headrests were non-existent. I'm not extraordinarily tall but the seat stopped just above my neck and felt like a hard, sharp surface rather than something soft and padded. And, of course, there's not enough leg room. Especially once the person in front of you leans back. I don't mean to sound petty but it felt like the airline was more worried about maximizing profits at the expense of their guest's comfort."
Cons: "It would be great if there was power outlets for notebook on board/"
Pros: "Just great"
Pros: "Smooth experience all around"
Pros: "Great airline"
Pros: "They left and landed early! The staff was pleasant and very helpful."
Cons: "Plane issues kept us on the tarmac for 2.5 hours before we took off"
Pros: "never booking with alaska airlines again"
Pros: "Enjoyed the beer and wine."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly!"
Pros: "Wifi and outlets"
Pros: "Punctuality and kindness off employees."
Pros: "Free baggage check and upgraded to "Premium" class was an awesome surprise!"
Pros: "Alaska Airlines"
Pros: "the folks at Alaska Airlines were super helpful and outgoing. They really make your happiness a priority."
Pros: "i luv flying :)"
Cons: "The middle seat is horrible there. It's tight, don't have a tray table in front of you or a pouch. Also the charger the row is right in front of you so the other two people plug there stuff right by your feet. You pay extra for this seat which I would never do again."
Cons: "Seat backs have very little padding."
Pros: "The people working Alaska were kind and professional."
Cons: "Nuthin particular"
Cons: "They left my luggage in Portland and made me have a two HR delay to get my bag"
Pros: "boarding and disembark were good for premier as was seating comfort"
Cons: "There is no substitute for a wide body aircraft"
Pros: "Delayed BC of Pilots schedule, boarded the knowing the pilots weren't even there yet waited 30 mins for pilots with no air-conditioning til the stewards called someone to turn on air... finally checking the plane and during that found there was something wrong with waited an extra 45 mins til we finally took out ...were supposed to arrive in Newark at 5:55 pm did land til 7:15pm that messed up my pick and the schedule"
Pros: "Online check in"
Cons: "2 hours late no updates... poor"
Cons: "No closed captions --"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "This was a very very old plane and the entertainment option was terrible. The 3.5 mm ports were all messed up, and I tried 4 different ones. The TVs flickered and were extremely tiny. There were only 3 movies to chose from. The seats were terribly uncomfortable and the one in front of me was falling apart. The crew said that they cleaned plane prior to everyone boarding but it was visibly dirty."
Pros: "Crew inside the plane was friendly and warm, particularly Craig. Very inviting and reassuring."
Cons: "The almost 2-hour delay and gate change due to “airplane maintenance” was terrible. It did not feel as if the guests were going to be accommodated. They made few announcements about it."
Cons: "Despite the delay of almost 3 hours (which we were informed much earlier than getting to the airport at) the plane was 40% empty so can’t complain at the end of the day"
Pros: "Quick, quiet and comfortable"
Pros: "The plane was really old, possibly JetBlue's oldest still in service? Frayed around the edges, the setback TVs were really old and tiny, the trays stiff and aged."
Cons: "The interior of the plane was not updated."
Pros: "none stop fly,"
Cons: "could have more route to other cities"
Pros: "JetBlue is always a great choice"
Cons: "LAX, but no one can help it :)"
Cons: "I wish they had peanuts."
Cons: "Movies not working. Aircraft kinda worn. Late departure and arrival due to weather"
Cons: "Freezing cold"
Pros: "Offering voluntary check-in of carry-on bags for free"
Cons: "all went well this trip"
Cons: "On time,Effeciant,and fast."
Pros: "Best company ever"
Cons: "The traffic at LAX is horrible (not JetBlue's fault). It took a good 25 minutes to drive from the entrance of the airport to the terminal. Allow extra time."
Pros: "I always shop on kayak. It's reliable because of the consistant results."
Pros: "My upgrade"
Cons: "It really comfy and safe"
Cons: "Had to wait over 1/2 hour on runway because there gate was not available when we arrived in Austin."
Pros: "Easy & on time."
Cons: "Nothing negative"
Pros: "Space n comfort"
Cons: "Delay, staff at airport n on board not the nicest"
Pros: "How you can get up and grab your own snack instead of keep asking for one."
Cons: "I had to ride a 6hr flight with no TV or music that didn’t work the whole flight. I told the flight attendant three times who wasn’t much helped or felt it wasn’t important enough. I eventually got pissed and left it alone."
Pros: "This will definitely be our new go to for travel"
Cons: "JFK..... horrible"
Cons: "NO CARRY ON LUGGAGE SPACE SEATS FOR ME AND MY SON WERE SEPARATED"
Pros: "I always like the direct TV and appreciated that the staff was aware of the delay we went threw. They did give us free snack boxes which was a small token i comparison but appreciated."
Cons: "Really simple: A mechanical delay forced us to have a plane flown in from Newark."
Pros: "I like only 1 thing wi - fi is working good."
Cons: "I don’t like anything. It’s a worse airline ever i take I would like to suggest never ever fly with jet blue . I go through so many problems so rude employees working at help desk . Especially steven he said he is supervisor then he says he is only shift leader instead of helping he just talking so mean guy . This is really a big story i try to put in small words ...i fly with them on march 2nd LAX to JFK my finale destination is amritsar in India because of their fault i miss my next flight . The lady help me in morning she is very mean i wanna talk to supervisor she say I’m supervisor but she is only shift leader.i forgot her name . When steven told me he is supervisor i was like"
Pros: "Business clas was excellent and service very good."
Cons: "The crew was either rushed, tired or something...not as friendly and that made for a long trip."
Pros: "everything great"
Cons: "nothing - all was excellent"
Cons: "Jet Blue didn’t transfer my baggage to the company which I would fly with after, and if the office didn’t call me I would have my luggage lost. Not to mention that I had to stay caring it around the airport for 13 hours, until the time of my next flight."
Cons: "Attitude from staff"
Pros: "Customer service over the phone was amazing."
Cons: "I paid double to change my flight and then it was canceled and then had to rebook for another flight that was suppose to leave at 9pm but didn't leave til 12am. One of the worst days of my life"
Pros: "Never again will jet blue get a penny from me - worst flights ever !!!!!"
Cons: "No free headsets"
Pros: "EL SERVICIO ES EXCELENTE EL AVION ES COMODO EL PERSONAL ABORDO ES MUY BUENO Y SIEMPRE TIENEN SNACK PARA LOS PASAJEROS . DEFINITIVAMENTE LA MEJOR AEROLINEA ."
Pros: "Everything was perfect!!"
Pros: "The boarding was good"
Cons: "The food service was very poor."
Pros: "Large space for sleep. Self service food and drink."
Pros: "Everything.... staff was fabulous and accommodating but had trouble with the wifi..."
Cons: "I believe the airline should supply the headsets...."
Cons: "The ambient lighting used throughout the cabin was too bright and stimulating to let me fall asleep in an overnight flight, should have been dimmed more or turned off. The seats did not help the comfort levels either, should have been able to recline a tad bid more. The carry-on-bag situation is getting out of control, you should crack down on people who bring too many bags or oversized bags that should be checked in instead."
Pros: "The wonderful hospitality"
Cons: "There isn't much i didn't like"
Pros: "Amazing !"
Cons: "No complains !"
Cons: "more food maybe?"
Pros: "We had missed the bag check-in deadline by 2 minutes and were put on another flight that had a connection because everything else was booked. When it was time to check-in, we explained the situation to the representative and he was extremely friendly and helpful. He was able to put us on the next direct flight which got us in quicker and avoided the delay. We were very appreciative of his help and how nice the staff was."
Pros: "Good boarding process. Comfortable seats with decent leg space."
Pros: "Friendly, efficient, timely, all ok."
Pros: "Loved it all. Thanks for helping me get home to Australia when other airlines couldn't."
Pros: "Social distanced seating"
Cons: "No hubo comida suficiente"
Cons: "Bathroom floors could be better."
Cons: "Terrible delays"
Pros: "Delta One product is among the best in domestic US."
Cons: "Let passengers know that Delta One has a special check in area."
Cons: "They could improve the boarding process."
Pros: "The TV"
Cons: "Food was blah, not hot and watery"
Cons: "No delays. And have the terminal bridge in working order"
Pros: "Appreciated stewardess comping wine because my husband and I couldn't sit together"
Cons: "Don't assume you will get a good fare just because you book 2.5 months in advance, have a Delta AmEx card, and use some of your earned miles"
Cons: "the flight was delayed by about 90 minutes and the gate was changed two times."
Pros: "The plane had more leg room and felt less confined because of higher ceilings."
Cons: "The 2 bathrooms in the rear are VERY narrow. I'm average size and barely fit. Also, the waiting area in terminal 3 at LAX is very crowded and noisy and the options for charging portable devices is minimal. I will definitely avoid Delta if I have to go through LAX."
Pros: "I did not like nothing"
Cons: "Custom took for ever they only had 2 agents working and I Missed my fight to nyc"
Pros: "My upgrade was fabulous!"
Cons: "missed flight bc of delay with first flight. jad to wait 5 hours at lax"
Pros: "Fast and comfortable"
Cons: "No tv but understanding"
Pros: "Great Food. Good entertainment. I recommend the aisle seat if you have to go top the bathroom frequently. :-) I felt that the flight attendants were concerned about our comfort on the flights."
Cons: "I would have liked more of a music and movie selection."
Pros: "All that one would want."
Pros: "The TV selections"
Pros: "Premium boarding breakfast sandwich pretty good"
Cons: "My screen stopped working in the middle of an episode."
Pros: "Free movies helped the time fly by. Stewardess, or whatever the PC word us now, Britt was awesome"
Pros: "Was able to comfortably sleep the whole trip back."
Cons: "Nothing, just filling this in to continue........."
Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"
Pros: "I would like more detail about traveling companions displayed."
Pros: "I'll chalk it up to the insanely high travel demands coincident with Labor Day."
Pros: "I liked the selection of movies."
Cons: "The arrival estimate was off."
Pros: "Great experience"
Pros: "Liked seating in Delta Comfort w own space for carry on and earlier boarding. Staff was attentive snd friendly and offered many snacks. Good choices for tv. Should option of getting head phones as I had the wrong one. Comfortable"
Cons: "Should have one free luggage for Delta Comfort. More variety of food to purchash"
Pros: "Crew was very good and nice on the flight"
Cons: "Flight terminal was changed about 30 to 45 minutes before boarding Flight was delayed due to AC problem Configuration of the plane was terrible. Little leg room but the windows did not align with the seats so a window was shared with two rows making it challenging to open or close a window without disturbing the passenger in the other row with whom the window is being shared. No charging outlets in the terminal or on the plane. Plane had no food to offer for purchase. Expected better from Delta."
Pros: "Distaff who is very friendly and accommodating."
Pros: "They ran out of food on the plane"
Cons: "Boarding in LA was. Mess"
Pros: "Nice courteous cabin staff."
Cons: "See comment above"
Pros: "First class crew was great! Smooth ride, arrived early"
Cons: "Lunch option on LAX-AUS wasn't that good (chicken salad or meatballs), also was pretty sparse on the meal itself compared to other airlines"
Cons: "Missed connection"
Pros: "Airtravel is not exactly something to 'LIKE' but it was good."
Cons: "Attendant was a bit forgetful, didn't get my or my daughters drinks straight. She took forever to take the order too and was using a phone or something to type the order in and STILL got it wrong!"
Cons: "I had to take different flights due to the delays."
Cons: "See above airport connection disaster...."
Pros: "What they offer is OK."
Pros: "Pilot was hot."
Cons: "4 hour maintenance delay. Arrived at 2 am, after boarding a different plane."
Cons: "Reasonable price"
Pros: "suppose to be Delta but operated by West Jet"
Cons: "Small plane don't do well with turbulence"
Pros: "We were given sandwiches and drinks when our flight was delayed."
Cons: "We boarded our flight and then told there are maintenance problems. Our flight was delayed 4 hours."
Cons: "They canceled my flight!!!!!"
Pros: "Even the food was decent (granted, I flew in 1st,so at least there was food)."
Cons: "Power outlet cover was busted. But it worked."
Cons: "I didn’t like the fact I had to wait 5 and a half hours in the airport and not being compensated by the airline, who for some reason penalize anyone of their passagers if they are late or want to change a flight. I was also late for a meeting"
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour. Poor communication with passengers during the process."
Pros: "Curteous. Prompt. On time."
Cons: "My flight was delayed an hour plus and I missed my rental car reservation. So now I'm stuck wih no car."
Pros: "Full can of tomato juice, head rests on the seat, relatively roomy seats and happy attendants."
Pros: "Experienced a 4.5 hr delay to the destination. Family had to pick up grandson (Ibooked trip for him) after midnight in L.A. 2 hour flight delay coming back which pick up had to be re-arranged again by family. Family member flew to us next day via United without any issues. Dont book through this site or use American Airlines!!!"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "The fact that we didn't know we were supposed to go to American Airlines to acquire our boarding pass. A heads up would've been appreciated."
Pros: "Everything was timely, courteous & pleasant. The aircraft was very clean."
Cons: "Was very stuffy and hot. Plane never cooled down."
Pros: "There were no seats available together so we were upgraded to the extra room seats so that we could all sit together. As a mother flying by herself with 2 children, one of whom is on the Austin spectrum this gesture of being able to keep us together meant so much to all 3 of us. Thank you"
Pros: "I was traveling with two teenagers and originally there weren't 3 seats together. When we got to the gate they had reassigned our seats for us to sit all together. I appreciate that."
Cons: "We had already pulled out of the gate to leave when the captain informed us the plane had maintenance issues and we had to wait for a gate. We waited. When we got to the gate he announced the crew had timed out and that we should take our things and get down to wait for more information. Once at the gate we were told they were trying to put a new crew together for us, including the pilot. While we waited they did provide good quality deli food for us. I appreciate the food but the 5 hour delay, I did not appreciate."
Cons: "Delayed for 4 hours"
Pros: "WHAT FOOD.,,,,,,.AA DOSE NOT FEE US OR HAVE ANY ENTERTAINMENT,"
Cons: "NOTHING AA IS JUST AS BAD AS FIJI AIRWAYS"
Pros: "New plane with leather like seats and good entertainment system."
Pros: "Both power and USB plugs at each seat. Entertainment options not bad."
Cons: "Very narrow seats with little leg room. Reclined seat in front of you is right in your face."
Pros: "same as above"
Pros: "How spacious it felt and there were film selections"
Cons: "My film kept stopping randomly."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Free beverage"
Cons: "My bag was lost and it still hasn't showed up at the airport. Seems like I would get some kind of credit of some kind for this inconvenience."
Pros: "AA has. Not been an airline I have used in many years. Great experience, I will be looking to fly with them again very soon."
Cons: "Cramped, claustrophobic space. Cabin too warm."
Cons: "Forgot to give me my drink"
Pros: "The crew, how we left promptly and didn't take ages boarding."
Cons: "The seats, the lack of food options."
Cons: "No snack"
Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Complimentary snacks"
Cons: "Worst staff never flying with this airline again"
Cons: "Booked flights together yet sat apart.. kid kicking back of away just uncomfortable"
Cons: "Excellent every one make the trip a very pleasant experience ..thank U and pilots amazing ."
Cons: "Terminal at LAX requires a bus."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Checkin was a nightmare! Not clearly marked and very confusing at LAX."
Cons: "Boarding late"
Pros: "Plane staff friendly, timely flight, uneventful overall."
Cons: "Gate-side crew forced us to check a carry-on bag when there was plenty of space in the plane bins. No in-flight entertainment, old plane."
Cons: "Departure to late hard to get other fly conection ."
Pros: "Everything very nice peaple"
Pros: "Business Class seat"
Cons: "People using forward lavs"
Cons: "It was delayed for more then an hour."
Cons: "I'll never book AA again."
Pros: "Everything was ok except the Asian hostess"
Cons: "I don't like when I asked the hostess to give me another drink .. she said ok and never gave it to me and when I asked her again she said we are landing .. I was fasting and I break it at 8:06 pm I asked for water and some ginger ale because I have sore throat and coughing didn't stop for the whole trip"
Cons: "No one at baggage claim to answer questions. Flights Not listed on carousel monitors. Packed baggage claim , Chaos , no employees to assist."
Cons: "they lost my luggage and they still don't know how they are going to get it to me."
Pros: "Both planes were delayed"
Cons: "I did not appreciated getting to my destination so late."
Pros: "see top review"
Cons: "see top review"
Pros: "The flight delay 12hours, due to no reason"
Pros: "We did not crash. Eventually we got to our destination."
Cons: "All flights were awful. None were on time. I paid for economy plus aisle seat but was put in economy middle seat anyway. Asked for refund and was sent to 3 different people. The final person, a gate agent for my departing gate, Peggy Hunter, told me that she has 35 years experience and she knows everything about United Airlines’ processes. Told me the only way I might get a refund is to submit online but that paying extra for a seat upgrade doesn’t mean I will actually get one and that I should read the fine print on the ticket. Had previously spoken to another gate agent who had told me that I could ask for a refund at the departing gate. Wifi didn’t work. On one of three delayed flights had to beg for water to take my medicine. I will make extra efforts to avoid using this mediocre airline."
Pros: "Flight attendant where very nice and courteous"
Cons: "Entertainment took a while to upload or kept freezing on screen"
Pros: "The direct TV was free on this leg of my trip"
Cons: "I brought a small carry on backpack with my duffle bag and was told I couldn't my small bag on the carry on, had to manage to stuff it in my duffle bag, when I get to check in ladies with purses bigger than my small bag were on board. Besides this unpleasant 15 min of worry everything was great."
Pros: "Sadly, I am unable to find anything positive to say, aside from one customer service agent at LAX of the 7 I dealt with"
Cons: "The lack of accountability. Rude staff. The TSA was even more welcoming. Any time I had a question, I was pawned off to another agent, who would ignore me. I had to walk back and forth from gate to gate and was charged $310 for luggage."
Pros: "I received a meal voucher for a five hour delayed flight which was extremely helpful."
Cons: "Flight was delayed five hours. I was with an infant so it was a bit challenging. We did also have to switch gates four time. I completely understand it was not the crews fault as they did handle it very well."
Pros: "Once airborne it was like any other flight."
Cons: "The absolute waste of my time and seemingly not caring about that fact."
Pros: "this was my first time flying alone and everything went smoothly"
Cons: "It was a good trip. I liked it a lot"
Pros: "Check in was easy and staff was very helping."
Cons: "There should be more food options to buy."
Pros: "The timing."
Cons: "The landing was a little rough."
Cons: "The size of the plane"
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Flights were on time. Always a plus! Attendants were awesome"
Pros: "Bathrooms were clean"
Cons: "Seat room/especially when the person in front reclined"
Pros: "The stewards were awesome. Funny kind and attentive"
Cons: "Horrid service. Don't work with customers, abysmal overall."
Pros: "The plane."
Cons: "Travelling with a nine week old: no add on seatbelt (as per QANTAS) for lap sleeping, paid for an extra seat we didn't realize we were buying. The food has not improved in the last decade in contrast to other airlines."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Provided blankets for snug sleeping"
Pros: "How a passenger emergency was handled. We were kept very well informed"
Pros: "Getting to my destination on time."
Cons: "Hate LAX. Hate the empowered TSA. LAX seems to be forever under construction. Avoid if possible."
Pros: "Perfect service"
Pros: "They did not care"
Pros: "Price was nice at $142"
Pros: "They were friendly no matter where you were seated. Always had smiles"
Cons: "All was good. No dislikes"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Bad Service over all."
Pros: "All went well. Pleasant attendants."
Pros: "Great staff. Great safety explanation. Smooth fight"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great. I'll definitely try to stick with united for my future travels"
Pros: "Delta airline"
Cons: "floght delay ; at least 3 times for me!"
Pros: "On time."
Pros: "same as above"
Pros: "Comfort and great staff; smooth landing as well"
Cons: "Round my credit card"
Pros: "Staff was nice and chairs were comfortable"
Pros: "Pilot did exceptional job with rough weather heading into Houston."
Cons: "With everyone carrying on baggage, someone mid plane to help would be beneficial."
Cons: "Terrible delays during boarding with no seating in boarding area after boarding is called to begin."
Cons: "I had round trip from Sacramento to Cancun, the staffs service was poor, there are even no greeting and smiling when I every time checked in. That is really bad experience with united airline"
Pros: "I slept the whole way and wasn't disturbed"
Pros: "2 of the flight attendants were really nice. I had an empty seat next to me."
Cons: "They board us on the plane only to have us wait for an hour for our pilot. That's terrible business to have that many paying people to wait for anything, especially a ride before midnight. I asked a flight attendant if she could let me watch the tv in front of me for free considering the inconvenience. She responded in a very matter of fact tone explaining my inconvenience was not a very big deal and actually lied about the landing time to make my claims sound less worthy. I feel like jet blue, virgin and southwest are the only airlines that still care about the customer and their experience and not just how to squeeze more money out of them."
Pros: "on time everything was good"
Cons: "the ac was so strong too cold"
Pros: "There was a large amount of room"
Cons: "long boarding time"
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