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$282

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$60

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$26
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Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 31400 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.8Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.8Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "To be honest, I liked everything."
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Pros: "To be honest, I liked everything."
Pros: "crew was good. food was good"
Cons: "Everything was amazing"
Cons: "When boarding was delayed due to extra security (drug sniffing dogs) it would have been appropriate to make announcements for passengers needing to board immediately, allowed to identify and moved to the head of the line. We were there an hour and a half early with no luggage to check and we missed our flight by minutes. We actually saw our plane with the doors closed. Frustrating!"
Pros: "Everything was great except the delay and also the delay in getting my baggage"
Cons: "We could have left on time"
Cons: "2 hour delay on take off"
Pros: "Surprised to find seat was comfortable.."
Pros: "Crew so polite and friendly. Also very accommodating with young man with special needs."
Pros: "biscotti, boarding process, crew was pleasant"
Cons: "nothing"
Pros: "Good coffee"
Cons: "Serve drinks before take off."
Cons: "I didn’t get a seat assignment"
Cons: "the overhead storage was tiny!"
Pros: "The crew staff was nice"
Cons: "First off they were late then when it's time to board they change the gate on us and we had to go across the airport to get to the next gate. Then flight was fine when we landed the flight was smooth. Then we had to wait for another 30 minutes to actually get off the airplane. Not happy at all."
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Everything was great WiFi didn’t work but I don’t care, just letting you know"
Pros: "The Landing was Perfect"
Pros: "Over all quick experience"
Cons: "Don’t really lnow"
Pros: "Friendly staff but no perks on this short flight"
Pros: "The stewardesses were nice. Alaska air offered to pay for my shuttle bus fee."
Cons: "The stewardesses were nice. The plane was late taking off. So late that I missed my connecting flight from Portland to Redmond. Alaska air out me in standby for a 4 on flight that was already overbooked and had 10 people in front of me. They game me a secure seat on an 8 pm flight giving me over 7 hours of waiting time in the airport. I opted to take a shuttle bus the three hours drive over the hill to Redmond Oregon. No bueno :("
Pros: "Crew was great. Take off and landing were quite smooth, not shaky at all so I guess kudos to the team."
Cons: "Seats were too hard, I was left with a back ache and couldn't even rest properly during the flight. Please do something about the seats."
Cons: "It was good from the beginning till we get to san Jose airport We had a hard time checking our luggage because of Alaska staff and didn’t make it to our flight They made a rebooking for a one stop which is longer than what we had And when they knew that there is delay on the flight they didn’t tell us They said u gonna be there ( boise) at 10 But the flight was departure at 10:45 I have 3 kids and we was tired really hard"
Pros: "The option to have coffee."
Cons: "The lack of option to have a non-dairy creamer."
Pros: "Nice crew; good entertainment"
Cons: "Very cramped seating"
Cons: "Boarding was difficult. Had to rush, too long of wait at check in"
Pros: "The crew was so darn efficient and the pilot was so funny over the speaker! Thank you Alaska for slaying this flight"
Pros: "The crew on the plane was so great. Really friendly so helpful. I wish I could remember all their names but Ken really stood out. He was such a happy and kind steward."
Cons: "This plane was on the old side. But still clean and the crew was great."
Cons: "Stolen items from luggage"
Cons: "Airplane was dirty upon boarding - food and miscellaneous remnants on the seats and floor, used trash bag in the seat back in front of me"
Cons: "I’ve was falling from the vent above my seat and into my hair and onto my lap... I called the flight attendent over to ask if it would stop and she told me it would not stop, it happens to any window seat because of the vent... I’ve flown a lot and NEVER had ice fall out of the vents repeatedly. Her response to my question was rude and she made me feel stupid for asking about the problem in the first place. The people around be we’re even shocked by her stern and rude response."
Pros: "The staff at the gate and the flights were awesome. It was my first experience on Alaska and I will definitely be ok again."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly."
Cons: "Very unorganized boarding. People standing everywhere and no direction given. There were free movies but you had to have an app and in order to download the app you need to pay for wifi."
Pros: "Worth it"
Cons: "good vacation experience with Alaska Airlines"
Pros: "On time and efficient service, Alaska made the entire journey easy and terrific. I will continue to use this airline it is a mile above the rest."
Pros: "The cheese platter was delicious and I like the gogo entertainment. Boarding was very quick, the crew was hepful and kind."
Pros: "everything"
Pros: "Pilot interactive, explaining decisions about speed and occasionally landscape. Efficient boarding, comfortable seats, large overhead bins, pleasant cabin assistants"
Cons: "No food included with ticket even though 5 hour flight They advertise free movies but require $10 payment to rent viewing equipment"
Pros: "USB & Ports for all chargers"
Cons: "Didn't get my seat assignment until after boarding because flight was overbooked"
Pros: "Luggage beat me to baggage claim."
Cons: "I used the restroom early in the flight, and it was pretty grubby, presumably from a previous flight."
Pros: "On time, friendly staff, clean aircraft, good boarding process with back rows boarding first."
Pros: "Love that I landed safely. Love flight attendants. Loved food"
Cons: "Online entertainment package hasn't yet worked in last two or three flights."
Pros: "Friendly crew, free mai tai."
Cons: "Pay for baggage."
Pros: "Very delayed flight and bags late"
Cons: "Nothing as such"
Pros: "The power outlet..."
Cons: "that it didn't have tight enough holes to hold the plug in place (it would keep falling)"
Pros: "First time I've ever arrived early. Boarded early because small amount of people on flight, which allowed for us to arrive 15 min early. Great job on the crew's efficiency"
Pros: "Nice crew and yum cheese plate"
Cons: "Late boarding and late arrival."
Pros: "tablets to keep kids busy, flight was on time"
Cons: "flights changed times, our original seats were lost and upgrades cost $80 per person"
Cons: "Was 4 hours late"
Cons: "My check-in bag was manhandled - the zipper was open, and there were scratches and grease all over."
Pros: "Both the departure and return flights took less time than expected. No turbulence that I recall. Quick exit once we landed."
Cons: "The seats were extremely uncomfortable. There was no power outlets unless you were in first class. The complimentary snacks were coffee flavored. My carry-on had to be checked in because the wheels barely fit. I felt it was difficult to locate the closest emergency exit; the signs were not so obvious."
Pros: "On time, easy to get through the check-in lines."
Cons: "No in-seat entertainment causes the "poor" above, but I did not expect entertainment."
Pros: "Flight was ontime and plane was uncrowded. Had a whole row to myself. When I got off the plane my bag was right there and I had no delays. Alaska Airlines is a great way to fly."

all was well :)

Nothing

First time we traveled by southwest together. Boarding is very different than we are used to doing but found it went pretty good, I need to make sure and check in early. All in all we were pretty happy but especially cause we could fly out of Long Beach airport.

The flight was 20 minutes late. The Wi-Fi wasn’t working. We requested they restart the Wi-Fi, which was ignored.

I slept thru most of it so did not use any food or drink service. Entertainment is needed.

The flight was delayed by over an hour and a half. I was supposed to report to work at 11 a.m but was unable to get there until 3 due to flight delay.

Wireless connection kept dropping.

On time departure and arrival. Very happy!

Great flight. No issues at all.

Southwest has turned very unreliable on meeting flight times

Flight was 1 hout delayed but it was a great Flight

No issues and early arrival!

The crew was good, the entertainment was excellent, but the snack was barely a morsel.

Pros: "Easy check in and out. Will fly southwest over and over again! ✈️"
Cons: "Refreshments could’ve been a tad bigger."
Pros: "Comfortable seats."
Cons: "There was a lady walking back and forth in the aisle much of the flight. She had her mask below her nose and the crew on board did not tell her to cover her nose. One crew member even had a 30 second face to face conversation with her and didn't ask her to adjust her mask. Also was very disappointed they did not do temperature checks on either flight we were on."
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 15 minutes."
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "Flight was delayed four hours and my luggage was left out in the rain. All my stuff is soaked and in the bag."
Pros: "Just easy flight"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The crew and staff are excellent"
Cons: "More seating waiting for the plane at the terminal"
Pros: "Easy access"
Cons: "Snack selections"
Cons: "Delays on flight, tarmac wait at SMF"
Pros: "Wasn’t a full flight so was able to be comfortable in exit row"
Pros: "Was ok"
Cons: "More food more coushin"
Pros: "Service was great and everyone was pleasant."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "On flight WiFi didn’t work. It was a minor inconvenience."
Pros: "Direct flight. Row 1 seating with actual legroom (I’m 6’5”)."
Cons: "Middle seat."
Pros: "Love Southwest but it was 45 minuets late. Otherwise good"
Pros: "Great friendly service, new 800 series plane. Smoother ride and quieter engines. Great landing."
Cons: "My connecting flight was 30 minutes late on a 50 minute layover. My arriving flight was the other side of the airport. Connecting passengers had to to be long distance runers. They did hold the connecting flights (we didn't know that at the time) for us. My A-15 boarding spot turned out to one of the last ones on. It would have been nice to have some of the electric shuttles there to get those going from the end of the airport's B section to A and C sections. A long walk/run on a bad knee."
Pros: "Everyone was able to keep up some good humor even though we had turbulence and had to end our food service right after being served."
Pros: "Southwest flight attendants are the ABSOLUTE BEST! Always friendly, professional, and taking that extra step to make sure everyone is safe, happy, and getting to their destination in style. I have HAD to fly on other airlines recently, and the service and price of Southwest is the only airline worth my time"
Pros: "Crew were particular courteous."
Cons: "Delay"
Pros: "Over two hour delay☹️"
Pros: "The flight was on time. The crew was quick and courteous."
Pros: "Efficiency"
Cons: "We left 30 minutes late but these guys still got us there early. Love southwest!"
Pros: "The Flight attendant who showed the safety briefing did so in an amusing way."
Cons: "It was 20 minutes late"
Pros: "On time and the staff was great."
Cons: "Security lines in PHL"
Pros: "Very spacious, lots of leg room"
Pros: "On time - clean - friendly staff"
Pros: "Flight time was shorter than normal"
Cons: "Cramped seats"
Pros: "We went way out the I know the that way southwest I love anyway I would fly then over and over"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Really good service security was fast staff were lovely"
Cons: "Not enough usb charging points spread around the airport."
Pros: "Only $15 each to be one of the first on"
Cons: "Seats are too tight and flight was an hour and a half late"
Cons: "I like to sit in the front row - taken by preboarders and prior flight people who stayed on board on the way to Philly. Same thing with Emergency exit row the people who stayed on board from the prior flight obviously changed seats. 3 weeks of trying SW I am done take your points and shove them."
Pros: "Service was great. Cramming everyone in to small spaces isn't. Hopefully you will figure something out."
Cons: "Tiny seats."
Pros: "Like SW boarding. Also ease of changing flights with no penalty."
Cons: "Flight delay, apparently Chicago weather service."
Pros: "Everyone was friendly!"
Cons: "The wifi didn't work!"
Pros: "The flight attendants and pilots were great! Very friendly and accommodating!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Freindly attendants, drinks and snacks clean plane, comfortable seats"
Cons: "Not a fan of open seating with groups, but B group got seats together. I know it's not changing ever but it is the line trade off. Center seats always go last. Always awkward."
Cons: "It was a little bumpy. Probably nothing to be done about that."
Cons: "Audio on TV was bad."
Pros: "Outstanding cabin service snacks & entertainment. Freezing cold cabin"
Cons: "New gate area is AWFUL!! Filthy inadequate seating & restrooms Can’t hear gate announcements."
Pros: "We landed an hour early"
Cons: "Tvs didn’t work on the 2nd flight I had to take because of the delay in Rochester- insult to injury..."
Cons: "Monitor people with more than one piece,using up the over head space"
Cons: "The flight left an hour late."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly pilots very skilled!!! Seats comfortable. Love the entertainment!!!"
Cons: "Communication re. Flight delay"
Cons: "Lack of overhead bin space, had to check my carry on and it got a little dinged up."
Cons: "Plane delayed for 3 hours, poor communication explaining change of boarding times that were constantly pushed back."
Pros: "Nothing really that wows me ."
Cons: "Would have been better if it was on time. Delays are expected though being on the air a lot of times."
Cons: "Boarding took a long time. We were waiting in the tunnel for longer than usual."
Cons: "Tv controls on armrest are a bad design. Seats aren’t too comfy."
Cons: "It was delayed over an hour."
Pros: "Love Jet Blue! Very efficient. Very professional. Roomy plane. Love the TV! Wish i flew with them more often."
Pros: "Loved the foot space and TV availability. Great food selection. Pleasant staff!"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "They worked slowly and caused me to miss my connecting flight. They didn’t try to help us make the connection. Awful."
Pros: "Ease of boarding. Comfortable seating"
Cons: "Entertainment system kept shutting down and because the controls were under my elbow it was impossible to not keep hitting it causing the channels to change."
Pros: "flight ok good, service good"
Cons: "they lost 3 of our suitcases took 3 days to get 2 and one is still not accounted"
Pros: "Clean plane, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Nothing specific was bad about this flight experience"
Pros: "On board amenities"
Cons: "Flight was three plus hours late...not acceptable! My fiancee was similarly delayed a few days earlier."
Pros: "We arrived early in Philly"
Cons: "The boarding was late"
Pros: "Snacks"
Cons: "Leaving 1 hour late"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Comp snacks and sodas, legroom, tvs, hot towelettes in coach."
Cons: "At end of flight (which touched down 1/2 hour early) we lost savings due to malfunctioning jet way. Twice this week this happened! What gives?"
Pros: "delay, delay,..... never got the on time"
Pros: "I enjoyed the beverage options and my neighbors"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Clean airplane and great flight attendants!!! Love the fact that it has extra room for legs which makes flying so much easier. Price per checked in bag is very reasonable and allow people to check in bags rather then carrying extra large bags on the plain as pretend carry on."
Cons: "Nice flight"
Pros: "Comfortable and cheap."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "The overnite flight"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Price very high. It cost over $800 to get a direct flight. Robbery. That is for a Middle Seat! It was another $95 for a decent seat. These companies are thieves. Outrageous!"
Cons: "Luggage claim took an hour to arrive"
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable. The snacks and drinks were free and had a good variety to choose from. Watching Direct tv was an added bonus. The attendants were all very nice and efficient."
Cons: "It would have been quicker and easier to board from the back of the plane forward. No one would have to wait while people stowed their bags and the people seated would not have to suffer through being hit with bags as people struggled to get through with their luggage."
Pros: "professional and friendliness ocean the crew"
Cons: "Two hours late - Jet Blue allows too many "extra carry ons" which delay entrance and exiting considerably. Noticed so many people with an extra carry on as well as a backpack the same size as a suitcase. Staff no way as gracious as staff from Boston to San Diego I do make allowance that they too were delayed and probably fatigued."
Pros: "Comfort.."
Pros: "Comfy, cheap upgrades, ammenable crew"
Cons: "Late! I know there's no control over the weather but I don't have to be happy about it."
Cons: "I was cold"
Pros: "comfortable"
Cons: "the touch tv screens did not work . they were hard to control and scroll. the controls are located on the worse place(the arm rest) my neighbor kept changing my channels and volume every time they put their arm on the arm rest."
Pros: "The ladies at the gate were able to provide us with the best updates and tried their best to keep everyone calm and answer as many questions as possible and were constantly checking for updates. They also provided water and chips for us where no one else was trying t do anything at all."
Cons: "The flight was delayed several hours due to mechanical issues in the cockpit. Why they would think we would want to fly on that plane after the pilot refused the "fix" and left because he and his crew "timed out" because we waited so long. Flight was scheduled to depart at 8:26pm, we didn't depart until well after 1am. I got home at 6am! The ladies at the gate were awesome, however the "supervisor, Armondo Gonzalez Figueroa, only came to restate what had already been said by the gate agents, did not have ANY answers, did not offer any solutions, barely answered any questions, and stopped the gate agents from removing blankets of the plane to provide to the many many passengers who were waiting there freezing. The compensation offered was a joke. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!!"
Pros: "The flight was very smooth and had little turbulence."
Pros: "Free in-flight WiFi service for all travelers on the plane. Many onboard entertainment choices available using individual LCD screen display. Many selections of in-flight meals and beverages available for purchase during your flight. Online seat selection and online check-in were fast and efficient. Additional perks for travelers available online."
Cons: "There was no food included in my flight."
Pros: "excellent service"
Pros: "The fact that I arrived at my destination. Leg room seemed above average."
Cons: "The plane was delayed for 40 minutes for no stated reason. The plane was antiquated with broken screen controls on the arm rest and tiny, low-quality screens. My buttons didn't work so I couldn't even turn the screen off for the duration of the flight let alone gain access to entertainment. I had to use my night mask so that I atleast didn't have to stare at Amazon advertisements for 5 hours straight on a broken screen. This was not a good introduction to JetBlue, and I would likely not fly them again. Not competitive to the quality or amenities of a major carrier. I wish I had read reviews of this company because delays and non-working equipment seem the norm for JetBlue."
Pros: "Everything was on time"
Cons: "They did have entertainment screens which was a plus. During both flights they did not work properly which was frustrating."
Cons: "My flight was delayed by more than 2hrs. We were told that it was because of the weather in Boston. However, other airlines were not delayed this much. Also, it was initially very cold on the plane, but the flight corrected that later by turning on the heat."
Pros: "More room. Genuinely nice steward staff"
Cons: "Have to pay for a blanket. Snacks sold in packs rather than individual things."
Pros: "We were running a bit late for our flight, so the employee at the check-in counter made sure we checked in as soon as possible! He even checked in an extra bag free of charge, so we could go trough security faster! Greatly appreciated!"
Cons: "My in-flight entertainment system didn't work. Even though they offered me a voucher for the troubles, it made my flight a bit boring."
Cons: "Top carrier"
Pros: "Seat comfortable and the seatbelts actually fit!"
Cons: "Nothing relly"
Pros: "Super comfortable and inflight entertainment was amazing"
Pros: "Crew was great, very generous with snacks and beverages, and prior to boarding we were able to switch flights and seats without problem. All the Delta agents were extremely helpful, and had great customer service!"
Pros: "It suited the time i could travel"
Cons: "I felt although they said the two attendants were great they were at best mediocre especially the man"
Pros: "this is the airline"
Pros: "Flight was mostly uneventful, which is great! Right after takeoff we made a complete circle and no information was given as to why, but we assumed it was air traffic."
Cons: "Great flight"
Cons: "It was so cold! People all over were asking for blankets and commenting on the coldness"
Pros: "Crew was really nice."
Cons: "My first flight was delay because of that I lost my second flight."
Cons: "We left Salt Lake City so late that I missed all my train connections and ruined my plans."
Pros: "Standard boarding The plane was on time"
Cons: "Better boarding process.Such as the one used by Southwest"
Pros: "The flight was on time the crew and captain was very helpful. They got us on and off quickly and safe"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Almost 3 hours of delayed"
Cons: "Almost"
Pros: "Everything! I appreciate that the ticketing agent helped me get an earlier flight and I appreciated the gate agent making sure I had a good seat! I love Delta!"
Cons: "Nothing honestly"
Pros: "Good entertainment options."
Cons: "Only water and coffee available. Flight had been delayed over an hour."
Pros: "Entertaining crew"
Cons: "On time arrival (we were late)."
Cons: "Duration"
Pros: "nice crew"
Cons: "terrible seat comfort, late departure due to airline’s booking problems"
Pros: "On time, good flight"
Cons: "No power on outlets at waiting room airport, charge 2 dollars for earplugs"
Pros: "- great customer service - friendly staff - Positive energy"
Cons: "- No room in the seats - No food served on plane - Crowded -"
Pros: "Flight was safe, smooth & fast."
Pros: "Pilot was courteous, pleasant and kept us informed of flight status."
Cons: "Seats have no leg room!!!"
Pros: "It was too cold on the flight. I asked for a blanket and luckily the stewardess had one. However, before giving it to me, she told me it was the only one on the flight!"
Pros: "Smooth , fast, comfortable"
Pros: "comfortable seats enough overhead bin space."
Cons: "nothing"
Pros: "Got me to my destination, just not comfortably"
Cons: "Seating is ridiculously cramped and overhead storage is small"
Pros: "Crew was awesome"
Cons: "No TV unfortunately"
Pros: "Everything, smooth flight with an entertaining crew."
Cons: "NA"
Pros: "Flight ifself was okay once on the plane"
Cons: "5 hours delayed for no apparent reason. Understaffed in SJC to handle this."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "No entertainment on flight. No smoking in Minneapolis airport"
Pros: "Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s."
Cons: "for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight."
Pros: "Crew was nice, the snack was pretty good. Good air conditioning."
Cons: "Didn’t turn off overhead light. It’s usually off most of the flight."
Pros: "Travel got delayed by an hour but we were satisfied by the crew and food"
Cons: "The delay of the flight. Not sure on the reason"
Pros: "No food, no entertainment but the crew were nice and the process was painless. Recommended"
Pros: "Makes all the difference to have Flight attendants and pilots all wonderful. Gratefully, ~Elana"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by almost 2 hours and caused me to miss my connecting flight. Next available flight was a 6 hour layover that I was not expecting."
Pros: "Flight management and service is better relatively"
Cons: "Gate agents are useless"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"
Pros: "I was a little concerned flying West Jet due to poor experiences in the past with Delta, but the flights were on time, staff friendly and accommodating and the plane very comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing negative to say!"
Cons: "If flight is full all the time get a bigger plane"
Pros: "I liked the boarding process."
Cons: "Bigger seats are more helpful."
Cons: "Delay over one hour."
Cons: "NO ENTERTAINMENT no snacks on the second flight after an hr 24 layover AND 52 minutes delay, seat near the bathroom which smelled horrible"
Cons: "The crew didn't even have the decency to wait for passengers to deplane. They were long gone by the time we got off. I found this pretty terrible service. Oh yeah and they announced the wrong arrival gate too. I'll never fly Delta again. There are better airlines that treat customers with more respect."
Cons: "Sold us a flight with unassigned seats"
Pros: "Take off and landing was incredibly done. Almost unnoticeable that didn't make me nervous at all."
Cons: "Very rude flight attendant - unnecessary attitude"

The boarding process was uneventful and normal. The plane was on the smaller side and a tight fit. Most people had to plane side check their luggage. The pilots seemed pleasant. We waited about an hour from leaving the gate to actually taking off with no information from the crew as to what was taking longer than normal. The flight attendants were informative but aggressive about the mask policy and spoke on the PA system often and for long periods of time. The attitude of the flight crew about several issues made the passengers tense. We arrived about 30 minutes behind schedule but safely.

A REVIEW BASED ON FACTUAL EXPERIENCES ON FORIGN CARRIERS AND THEIR SERVICE COMPARED TO AA and Other US CARRIERS, FIRST CLASS WHAT ? YOUR price for what not much more then a premium class seat AND ALL YOU OFFER IS a can of coke and a pkg of Fig Cookies ? Seriously. All 4 of my flights were first class, Joke of an offering, and each one sucked, I am American and I have flown over 800,000 miles and over 650 flights in 4 years, out of all these flights I've only flown US Carriers 12 times and I know that is a factual number. Jet Blue I will fly again, they act are a good and ran and they know how to take care of their guests AMERICAN AIRLINES JUST SUCKS Cathay pacific, Eva Air, Air Asia, Asiana, Korean Air, ANA, Thai Air ways and many more, I fly business class and every one of these airlines blows away these Sad Poorly ran US CARRIER'S, ,

Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Great comfortable seats"
Cons: "Too much turbulence"
Pros: "Flight attends are very friendly."
Cons: "Wheel got stuck during takeoff. Had to fly standby to get home. Originally told I would not get home that day. It was 8 am"
Pros: "Easy boarding process, friendly crew member and smooth flight"
Cons: "The flight was delayed which impacted our connecting flight."
Cons: "Original flight came in 1.5 hrs late. Missed connection, then sat on the tarmac for 2 hrs before taking off because the pilot was late."
Cons: "Staff friendliness. Not forever late. Not losing kids stroller"
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "It was crowded"
Pros: "Old aircraft. No media at the seats. Why are old aircraft still being used?"
Cons: "Basically everything. For the price, the flight on AA across the sea was horrible."
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: "Plane was late missed all connecting flights"
Cons: "food and entertainment (5+ hours!)"
Pros: "Crew really helpful and efficient super fast boarding"
Pros: "Robbie and Carlos were exceptional. The gate agents were exceedingly rude and I will be filing a formal complaint."
Cons: "Gate agents"
Pros: "I like to staff and flight."
Cons: "My legs are too long for the seats"
Cons: "The flight was booked. A lot of families were separated. It included family with the small children. Passengers were running around asking to change the seats. The entertainment system was very slow. The sound made cracking noises. The flight was over two hours late. In addition, we had to wait for our luggage over 40'. The luggage was wet."
Cons: "Mobile boarding passes did not work and required us to go back to the service counter and print the tickets. Luckily we had time but this was a hassle given we were traveling with our 3 year old. The woman at the service desk quickly helped us print the passes but stated the mobile boarding passes tended to not scan. They should have told us to print the passes the first time we were at the counter if they knew the mobile passes tend to not work."
Pros: "Crew is helpful, seats comfortable, flight and baggage on time. Food was good for the airline."
Cons: "International connection experience is awful. I understand that AmericanAirlines is not responsible but no help or explanation was provided either."
Cons: "Having to pay AGAIN for a seat choice. AND IBWAS MADE TO CHECK MY XARRY-ON BAG ALL THE WAY THRU TO ROME! WHY. WHY couldn't it only be checked to Philadelphia.?. That has taken place on other flights. Should not require checking a carry-on all the way thru on an international flight."
Pros: "This was an American Airlines plane. The crew was disgruntled, but the seats were fantastic compared to British Airways."
Cons: "Crusty crew. Never heard flight attendants complain so much, so openly in front of customers."
Pros: "USB port at seat. Smooth ride and landing. Complimentary wine."
Cons: "Some of the typical unfriendly flight attendants. No way to get comfortable on the 10-hour flight. Horrible movie and other "entertainment" selections. Had to wait about 45 minutes on the tarmac after landing because they couldn't get an available gate for our scheduled flight. Beats the 5 HOUR delay on the flight out to Athens though. I have to say that's all the usual American Airlines incompetence. The cockpit crew always seem great though. I don't fly American unless I have to."
Cons: "The flight was two hours late leaving which caused me to miss my flight to Prague. The notifications about the delay and next steps for rescheduling the second flight were delayed and sent to the wrong email address."
Cons: "Lost the flight because of TSA who didn’t care I was missing the flight and gate personnel who didn’t allow me to get on board while the jet was still there. A nightmare and my luggages are still somewhere..."
Pros: "Not much here. The seats were ok, but the rest of the flight the airline was just poor."
Cons: "The airline is so outdated and behind the times of their competitors, their in that they don't have in flight entertainment unless you download their app and give them your email address. On top of that when I originally booked my flights, I had made sure to have 1.5 hr for a layover between my connecting flights. Well, they decided to move up my connector such that I had 25 minutes to run across 2 terminals. They only give you pretzels on the plane, and a single soda drink. They offer you "food bundles" but why do I want to pay $8 for a sandwich that costs $1 to make."
Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "No movie screens, no video screens, no charging options, no blankets, no pillows, no fun."
Pros: "None of the experience was pleasant"
Cons: "First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful."
Pros: "Loved all the meals. Tasty, well-coordinated."
Cons: "Attendant took too long to hand out drinks, then ran out of water for the back of the plane. By the time we got water it was almost time to land."
Pros: "On time, non stop"
Cons: "New higher prices for less service."
Pros: "great flight! THank You"
Pros: "All of the flight was OK - nothing special -"
Cons: "One of the flight attendants did not like her job at all - like a robot - no smiles, frustrated and bored"
Cons: "No food or entertainment offered at all - for a 5-1/2 hour flight. Seats uncomfortable. I don't like how it feels like you're nickle and diming us - charging for every little thing, including what seat you sit in."
Pros: "Lots of food and drinks, nice crew and pretty good experience"
Cons: "Tv screen too slow..... doesn't work that good,the plane was a little noisier at take off than usually, nothing mayor...."
Pros: "Comfy/roomy seats, friendly staff, female pilot!!"
Cons: "It was freezing and blankets were not available. It is typically cold on flights but this felt like sitting in a freezer. That is the o not reason I gave 4 stars and a 3 star for comfort"
Pros: "Crew was fine and meal service was decent"
Cons: "Stood on the jetway for 30 minutes due to some issue with boarding. Aircraft was tiny, not enough bathrooms for such a long flight. Dirty bathrooms and long lines."
Pros: "an extraordinarily long and stressful journey that sgould have taken 15 hours but took 27.. I may stop using American Airlines"
Cons: "Entertainment screen did not work which affected 6 passengers, rows 34 and 35. Flight attendants kept saying there was nothing they could do. They didn't return to give us an update. We had to ask three times to different attendants."
Pros: "My flight had a really tight connection at London Heathrow. Then my flight from Vienna arrived 10 minutes late which made it even worse. A very nice BA agent met me as I deplaned at London Heathrow and ran with me thru Terminal 3. Helped me clear security with a priority card and ran to my gate with 2 minutes to spare. The women was really nice and if it was not for her I am sure I would not have made my connection. I don't know if there is anyway to track her down and thank her but I would like to do so. The flight attendants were OK but not excessively helpful."
Cons: "Having to reclear security. I understand the necessity though. The touch screens for the inflight entertainment did not work well. Food was Mediocre at best."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth"
Cons: "Plane is dated and a little crowded"
Pros: "Smooth sailing. Staff pleasant and professional. Orderly flight"
Cons: "Nothing."
Cons: "Carry on luggage does not fit for the whole plane. We had to check and wait for it to be unloaded in the jetway."
Cons: "5 hr delay"
Pros: "extra legroom, recline angle and depth, good crew"
Cons: "NO WiFI?? No Outlets ?? crew did not catch women sneaking into the exit aisle row even though she did not pay for it"
Pros: "The flight service was consistently adequate and the attendants made sure to provide many opportunities to stay well hydrated"
Cons: "There was a screaming child that made the trip almost intolerable. No fault of American, however, perhaps the attendants could have made some additional suggestions to the parent to help him quiet his child."
Pros: "Red eye was great, home in no time. Great flight crew"
Cons: "Getting there, flight was rescheduled by AA, left not enough time to catch 2nd flight. Ran to that terminal, staff was curt. Rescheduled 2nd flight, had to check in my carry on, which made the people picking me up wait."
Pros: "The airplane had screens that tracked the flight progress, which was nice once we finally left."
Cons: "The delay leaving Boston caused me major ground transportation problems in Philadelphia. Also boarding agents did a lousy job getting people to check their carry on bags, knowing with a full flight they wouldn't have room. This further delayed take off."
Pros: "We had a good flight home everything was good going was a terrible flight a lot of turbulence and attendance weren't very friendly"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled. this is the third flight that has been cancelled to this destination. I waited for 7 hours in the airport and caught a flight on stand by. Because this has happended to me before I knew how to get a stand by ticket right away even though I was scheduled on a flight for later that day. Much later."

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