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Average price round-trip

$314 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$185 or less

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$105 or less

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Delta
Overall score based on 29,044 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was wonderful"
Cons: "This COVID to be over"

Pros: "I appreciate that Delta leaves seats empty, for our health."
Cons: "Snacks were all sugar-laden. Not good for anyone!"

Pros: "We normally get nothing better than a 717 on ATL-OKC, but the 737-800 was an incredible aircraft that made everything better owning to COVID 19 factors."
Cons: "DL needs to find a better way to manage food and drinks for FC during the COVID 19 era."

Pros: "Very attentive staff"
Cons: "I have no complaints"

Cons: "the food"

Pros: "of everything"
Cons: "Nothing, all right"

Cons: "Better food offerings"

Pros: "Flight and crew were wonderful. Perfectly smooth landing!"
Cons: "I really wonder about the boarding procedure... isn't "back to front" more efficient? What is this Comfort +, Main Cabin 1, Main Cabin 2, Basic thing? Is that supposed to make you feel better because you paid for a seat selection?!"

Pros: "Awesome crew"
Cons: "More room"

Pros: "Reliable Airline - on time - kept up to date on flight timing - Great crews."
Cons: "Good stuff."

Cons: "Great flight!"

Cons: "Late departure"

Pros: "Very helpful flight crew."
Cons: "A little unexpectedly bumpy."

Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Ran over 2 hours late with no explanation"

Cons: "I'd reserved seats in advance for both directions and was give seats farther back both directions when checking in at the airport."

Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "A bit bumpy"

Pros: "The website delivered everything I needed."
Cons: "More discounts for frequent users."

Pros: "best meal ive had in so long service was great the captain anniuncements were clear and detailed"

Pros: "The gate agents were nice enough."
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for an hour without information as to why we were delayed. We missed our connection in Atlanta, even though we arrived at the gate in time to see the gate agent shut the door while we were running and waving. We arrived at the gate 8 minutes before the flight departure time also. The flight attendant on the flight from Fayetteville just handed out water and cookies without asking what you wanted. She had coffee and snack mix but didn’t ask anyone, just handed them what they got. Overall I was very disappointed in the flight from Fayetteville, NC to Atlanta and with the gate agents at the Atlanta airport. I usually expect more from delta. They didn’t offer vouchers to make up for the missed connection or offer to pay for a hotel since the next flight out was the next morning."

Pros: "Crew superb"
Cons: "Better food at a homeless shelter..ugh.."

Pros: "The attention to detail from the crew, and the friendliness"

Pros: "Got me there Safely"
Cons: "Couldn’t understand announcements... at all! By flight attendant or pilot"

Pros: "Crew was extremely attentive and friendly. I wish Delta's flights were this good inside of the U.S.8"

Pros: "Service; security gate in NY close to departure gate."
Cons: "Arrival Gate in San Jose far from exit."

Cons: "knees were jammed into the seat in front of me."

Cons: "The flight was delayed over 5 hours."

Pros: "crew was nice and pilot was informative."
Cons: "1. flight was delayed twice, which meant my arrive was delayed in Cincinnati. 2. boarding was a nightmare. After 2 delays, I was crammed into zone 4. I dont fly as often, the seats space seems to be getting smaller. 5. I sat next an overweight person. I didn't like my personal space violated. 6. The flight offer movies, I slept. Yet kept getting elbowed by this overweight neighbor. 7. I am a single, independent person. I prefer to sit near the front. First on and settled and 1st off and gone!"

Pros: "A plenty trip!!!"

Cons: "Flight was 30 minutes late because the gate was understaffed. During the flight, the crew told us they couldn’t serve us because of turbulence, but then served first class."

Cons: "Delta’s computer system was down. Long wait at the counter even though I did web check-in."

Cons: "On time and nice media"

Pros: "Very nice and courteous crew."
Cons: "Lady at the gate was a bit standoff Ish and the delays were an annoyance."

Pros: "The plane was on time, the crew was friendly, no delays, landing was fine. In fact we actually made it a little before the time that we were scheduled. Since the flight was so short, I did not have any food."
Cons: "The seats were a little small."

Pros: "Quick and easy boarding. Quick flight"
Cons: "Audio entertainment quite limited"

Pros: "Food and movies were good."
Cons: "Didn't leave on time."

Cons: "Old plane, bad food & old crew"

Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "The Entertainment sucked. Again I was sitting in comfort class which in theory should buy you more comfort and better entertainment. There was a ton of movies from the 90s and the same movie selection from about 6 months ago when I traveled with them. Also, what is going on, with having to use your own cell phone to watch movies on the plane? Whatever happened to the screens in the backseat of the front seat? I ended up with neck pain from trying to watch a movie on my phone. Delta has become very cheap. It is going into some serious decline."

Pros: "Boarding was easy, flights on time Wi-Fi available (although I didn't use it)"
Cons: "Seats rather crowded in coach, small plane so it was also a bit noisy"

Pros: "That they served a nice snack/sandwich and or cheese platter...nice touch...also nice selection of free movies"
Cons: "When the person in front of you put their seat back you didn't have a lot of room."

Pros: "The food was fine and it was on time"
Cons: "The airplane back by the bathrooms were littered all over the floor. Needed to be cleaned. Their were no seat covers in toilette and it was only 2 hrs into the flight."

Pros: "On-time"
Cons: "No power outlets, back of the plane is really loud, overhead bins suck"

Pros: "Complimentary meal and entertainment, very good service from flight attendants."
Cons: "Seat 43B?! I checked in 12+ hours in advance."

Pros: "Great,I loved it!"

Pros: "Short flight with great views"
Cons: "I was not asked to check my bag, but there was no space for it so I had to take it back off after everyone boarded. No drink or food. Ground crew forgot to get bags at end of fliggt for those of us who checked at the gate. Had to wait quite a while."

Cons: "I am a 5'3" 125# woman who, unfortunately, had a middle seat assignment. The passenger to my right, on the aisle, weighed approximately 375# and took up 1/3 of my seat. The arm was not able to go down comfortably, and when it did it was not usable . The passenger on my left, window seat, was probably 6'7" and had to sit with a man spread in order to fit. I could not move and was extremely uncomfortable. The plane was overbooked so I was unable to move. Therefore, worst flight ever. Plus, I paid for a full seat and was only able to occupy half of it."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Two out of three flights were delayed, customers service of the flight operated by Delta airlines is a nightmare and on top of it 2hours and 40min delayed. No drinks, no snacks, nothing."

Pros: "The crew is always great. I liked the environment was cooler. It doesn't need to be refrigerator cold but keeping things on the cooler side is helpful."
Cons: "The boarding process is always horrible. Folks crowd the gate before their class is called. It creates anxiety and edginess. Never a good way to start a trip. While it always goes relatively quickly I feel it should be more organized and folks made to follow a system. Cramming right up against the ticket counter doesn't do anyone any good."

Pros: "They did give us the Dane snacks the first class passengers got."
Cons: "Zero additional leg room in this supposed comfort seat. The seat was very narrow and there was absolutely no additional leg room on the flight. I'm tall, so that's what I pay for when I book these flights and none was provided."

Pros: "The captain was informative about the delay in taxiing/takeoff, and the in-flight beverages were good."
Cons: "I was in a middle seat."

Pros: "The staff were friendly."
Cons: "Bag drop was unnecessarily slow with long processing lines. The gate area and on-boarding process was a zoo. Business Class seats (opposing design) were spartan and relatively uncomfortable. My upstairs 50B seat viewed directly into the wash room which made sleeping impossible. Food was not good. Overall, this is the weakest Business Class experience of recent memory especially for a newer wide-body aircraft."

Pros: "The service was above and beyond expectations. Seats in economy are roomier than I'm used to. There was also many movies to choose from for in air entertainment. Food was delicious. Will fly Japan Airlines again in the future."

Cons: "No tv. Small aircraft."

Cons: "one staff member was extremely rude when asked for another beverage."

Cons: "The seats are so uncomfortable"

Cons: ""Parked" on tarmac for 25 minutes waiting to leave LAX. Arrived half an hour late"

Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "just Ok for everything."

Pros: "Dunno"
Cons: "Dunno"

Cons: "Lost our bag in LAX"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding numbers"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "They have a huge selection of movies"
Cons: "They do not have gluten free options"

Pros: "Well organised"

Pros: "Would I like everything"
Cons: "I like everything"

Pros: "The movies and free liquor!"
Cons: "The time it took"

Pros: "Had row all to myself--that's a rarity"
Cons: "1hr departure delay"

Pros: "same as above"

Cons: "Seats far too close together even for cosch"

Pros: "How spacious it felt and there were film selections"
Cons: "My film kept stopping randomly."

Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "everything"

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."

Pros: "Ebetything"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Cramped, claustrophobic space. Cabin too warm."

Cons: "Forgot to give me my drink"

Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Complimentary snacks"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Worst staff never flying with this airline again"

Cons: "Booked flights together yet sat apart.. kid kicking back of away just uncomfortable"

Pros: "Excellent"
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."

Pros: "Quick and slick"
Cons: "Airline wasn't super fersher, but fersher enough to be like, yeah, this is fine."

Cons: "Boarding late"

Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The most horrendous costumer service & treatment from AA employees aether in the LAX airport and on the phone by costumer service."

Pros: "Very comfortable First seat on the E75. Lots of space."

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."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I'll never book AA again."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

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."

Pros: "Nothing"
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"

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