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Top 3 airlines serving Cancún to Alabama

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 28,703 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Delayed"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and efficient. The flight got in slightly early. Baggage was swiftly delivered after our arrival."
Cons: "Very little legroom. I would have appreciated a small lunch item, beyond a tiny bag of almonds or two small cookies. But this is where we are these days with air travel."

Pros: "Flights were on time"
Cons: "Seats are more narrow than other airlines."

Cons: "Better seats. What’s the deal with always getting the back of the plane? Seats right next to the engine. Very tired of getting the worst seats even when I check in within minutes of the the 24 hour window. Really tired of the bad seats."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food service horrible. Don’t you think food is a necessity? Giving grown adults pigeon food is quite absurd. What happened to a real meal with your flight! Imma open an airline and Delta will be bought out by me. Just cause I will treat people like humans not caddle"

Cons: "Crew was abrasive and put off by people asking for service. Monitors had to be rebooted 3 times. Ran out of water and snacks."

Cons: "Made us check our carry ons and there was plenty of space in the cabin overhead comoartments"

Pros: "Very kind associate working at the gate. She helped me obtain my seat assignment and was a pleasure to speak with. Her happiness was contagious (even at 6am!). She put me at ease."
Cons: "The last travelers in boarding line (including myself) had to check their carry on luggage because “there was no more room in the overhead compartments”. However, while I was walking to my seat, I saw ample storage space as well as suitcases that were laying horizontally or flat and could easily have been adjusted to create even more space. Given that most people pack their most valuable items in their carry on bags (as well as anything fragile), I was a bit uneasy checking mine. The associate who helped check my bag on the tarmac was kind. I was grateful that my luggage had a hard shell case."

Pros: "Clean, friendly staff"
Cons: "Was sitting next to bathroom and couldn't recline seats Only one item on the menu was available for purchase for dinner."

Pros: "Fast boarding, quick flight, friendly attendants."

Pros: "Delta service is amazing"

Pros: "Nobody was amazing. First Class Crew didn’t really care and there were only 6 of us up there."
Cons: "I was offered one during. They didn’t have spicy Bloody Mary mix. Tired to pass off a drink with plain tomato juice which was horrible. When my wife sent it back they didn’t offer her anything else."

Cons: "Almost 3 hours delayed"

Cons: "Do not lie to the passengers and make a lot of people check their bags when it’s empty overhead bins."

Pros: "The crew and staff were friendly. The flight was full so they checked our bag at no additional charge."
Cons: "They had no earphones for the flight from Cancun."

Pros: "Flight crew got us to Columbus on time despite a delay leaving the gate"
Cons: "More room, less congestion."

Cons: "Freezing flight! So cold. From Atlanta to Pensacola in June, one should not freeze."

Cons: "Delta needs air conditioning on their flights"

Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "There were not head flaps on the seat. The person seated next to me overflowed into my seat making it uncomfortably warm even with the air vent fully open. Was in & out of sleep during a red eye flight."

Pros: "There was those head rest flaps on my chair head rest. Checkin my luggage was seamless."
Cons: "Boarding process was bit disorganized."

Pros: "Very orderly."

Pros: "First class service and seats"
Cons: "Lost my bag... very frustrated. Nobody at the baggage claim would give us an answer, they said there might be more bags coming... Then they ran away. We finally wind up at the last bag office and they began the process... We still are waiting for our bag, 14 hours after reporting it missing."

Pros: "I loved that I was able to get home! The crew was nice."
Cons: "It was very very warm in the plane. The entertainment unit was lacking."

Pros: "Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth."
Cons: "Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times."

Pros: "The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!"

Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I purchased round trip tickets to Cancun Mexico for under $400. And I received 1st class upgrades both ways. I could not be happier with my travel."
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "The A330 is So much better than the A320, More room, movies, games, wish the flight down was on a A330."
Cons: "Nothing- plane was full and pretty quiet. Bathrooms were easily accessed"

Cons: "It was it little confusing that I booked with AeroMexico but it was really a Delta flight."

Pros: "Delta seats are comfortable and media ststem is good."
Cons: "Flight was late and the staff wasn't kind Neither at JFK gate neither on both flights. Looks like they are doing you a favor to listen to you when you ask them something."

Pros: "The weather was bad in Atlanta. We were rerouted to Minneapolis and made a connection to Philadelphia. No problems."

Pros: "The crew on board were helpful"
Cons: "Delta staff at airport were unprofessional. They had us spend over an hour traveling to a different TSA line because they closed the line we were in. The other line was a 10 minute drive away. Also our bags did not reach philadelphia when we landed at 3 am."

Pros: "Flight was fine."
Cons: "My one complaint is the bathroom layout of the A320. Two tiny closet bathrooms in the back for all of coach and a much larger one much larger one first class (which is like 5 rows with a mesh curtain for separation). The coach bathrooms are so small a normal person can barely get in and turn around to close the door. I question whether a larger person would be able to actually use them. I also saw the flight attendant actively turn away coach passengers trying to use the first class bathroom when it was open (not standing in the aisle or anything annoying like that). That's ridiculous to have 2 tiny bathrooms for all of coach and also to make people walk all the way to the back of the plane when you are seated much closer to the first class bathroom."

Pros: "The outbound crew was terrific. The flight itself was fine. We even arrived early."
Cons: "Upon deplaning in Cancun, ALL passengers are put on a bus and driven far away from the terminals to an arrivals area. Those of us with connecting flights are royally f*cked at that point, especially if your connection is short, as mine was. The so-called shuttle to the departure terminals, which are entire kilometers away, was to arrive in like half an hour. HALF AN HOUR. Who has this time to spare?? The alternative to the shuttle is paying a taxi that charges a hefty fare--and God help you if you don't have cash. The departures terminal was swamped and only thru begging assistance and line cuts did I make my connection...and then only by the skin of my teeth. It was a complete nightmare."

Pros: "Movies"

Cons: "The Cancun airport provides a terrible experience for transferring between flights, especially if you need to change from the international terminal to a domestic terminal or vice-versa. There is no way to get between terminals inside security and the free shuttle is slow and overcrowded. Meanwhile, one is forced to run a gauntlet of taxi and shuttle drivers trying to get you to pay them exorbitant fees to drive you to your terminal. Once you finally arrive you discover that there is no dedicated baggage recheck for an international arrival. Just don't buy a ticket that transfers in CUN."

Pros: "Not a good experience. Crew was unhappy, disengaged, seemed too busy and buried."
Cons: "NEverything seemed hurried and frenzied. Airplane was dirty when we boarded."

Pros: "Everything was delightful on Delta’s side. Very comfortable. Great service."
Cons: "Why do parents with infants choose to sit in First Class. Crying babies are not appreciated when I’ve paid a lot of money for a First Class experience. The parents in the sears behind me had a child who cried & cried. It was a real spoiler for me. I enjoyed eveeeythinf about the First Class experience except that."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The poor service provided to customers when a flight gets delayed, there was no explanation, no gate, we were walking around the airport without any information and the food voucher barely cover a meal."

Cons: "Terrible boarding process. I booked the tickets months ago, but didn't have seats until the last minute. They didn't even put my wife and I together, but sandwiched 2 people between us. Boneheads."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful. Flight smooth and quick."
Cons: "Gate change and departure time change not reflected properly on boarding pass. Problems with gogo in Flight."

Pros: "Delta’s crew were professional"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, reclining only about an inch is not enough for a 5+ hr trip"

Pros: "Wouldn't know wasn't able to make it to the flight"
Cons: "The fact that for the second time in 2 months Delta issues kept me from making my flight"

Cons: "the older stuardess on my flight from Cancun to Atlanta was very misinformed- told me my carry on wouldn't fit in the over head bin... it did. Told me I had to check my duty free liquor.. I didn't. Told me I couldn't bring all of my liquor in to the US... I could. I just kept saying ok to her just to shut her up, but she ensued with her comments and wrong info as if I don't travel as often as I do. Perhaps she was attempting to be helpful, but it came off as obnoxious and rude especially since she was wrong on every accord. Humbleness and customer service training would do her very good. All other DELTA staff have been great."

Cons: "For a competitive price charged by almost any other airline for the same distance, there was no lunch on a midday international flight? That is terrible. To make things worse, the entertainment screen was broken. It did not respond to touches. More of an ordeal than entertainment. To top it all, the current flight info (e.g. time at departure & destination, flight duration) was all wrong. Not a pleasant experience."

Pros: "I Love flying on Delta especially since I'm often upgraded to Comfort or first class."

Pros: "Loved the customer service & movie options"
Cons: "The flight only had snacks for free; wish sandwiches would be given for lunch"

Cons: "The fact that booking with kayak wouldn't let me pick my seats and traveling with 2 kids under 4 it made it very stressful trying to figure out how we could sit together or even the same end of the plane."

Pros: "Nice plane."
Cons: "No in flight TV."

Pros: "Flight"
Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "Crew was great and tried to accommodate the best they could"
Cons: "It was really cold on both flights, they had blankets for only first class and business class. We had an open seat as well next to us and they put a person in the open seat that was drunk and 22. Not cool"

Cons: "We were early arriving on both legs of our flight, which was nice. Charlotte Airport staff was rude as usual, so nothing new there. Overall, we had a great trip."

Cons: "never made it to this flight."

Pros: "Flight attendants were great. Friendky,.; Had the holiday spirit!"

Cons: "We left an hour late ."

Cons: "Fly faster"

Pros: "On time flight, efficient, friendly crew. Clean plane."
Cons: "I was told that 30 minutes is plenty of time to make a connection at DCA. However in order to make a connection there you need to take a bus across the tarmac. The bus sat on the tarmac loading up with way too many people for 10+ min… Almost missed our connection"

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. The weather was terrible and the pilots crafted an excellent landing. Flight attendant was hilarious!!"

Pros: "Seating was comfortable. Purser spoke clear"
Cons: "Poorly organized boarding in Cancun"

Cons: "Was very cold on fight,"

Pros: "It was quick and easy to get from point A to B with no problem with good complementary options."

Pros: "The jet"

Pros: "good"

Pros: "On time, clean airplane"
Cons: "Boarding system very odd"

Pros: "That I had no issues. Timely, staff accommodating, area cleaned."
Cons: "Had no concerns..."

Pros: "The crew members had a good attitude, pilot in particular"
Cons: "Two cancelled flights, a dozen delays, and 14 hours of travel later I finally had to rent a car and drive home."

Pros: "The crew was very nice and helpful."

Pros: "Boarding was a breeze and crew was friendly."
Cons: "Seats didn’t recline, TVs didn’t work, and no WiFi available."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Awful boarding and baggage policies"

Pros: "Only thing I like we got here early."
Cons: "Rude flight attendants. No wifi or entertainment which was stated on the flight info and ticket"

Pros: "Free Wi-Fi"
Cons: "The crews aren’t very kind. Average service."

Pros: "Came around a few times with drink service. Friendly crew"

Pros: "Movie was the only positive side of the trip. Cramp seats."
Cons: "Subpar in every aspect. Landing was horrible with a hard touch that made everyone bounce."

Pros: "It was fine. Nothing extraordinary, just solid and fine"
Cons: "Nothing bad in particular. The passengers could've been more friendly, but that's not the airline's fault"

Cons: "Flight delay on both ends of the segment"

Pros: "Nice staff. Seats are comfy."
Cons: "A lot of pushy people. I think it always happens on the flights back from vacation destinations, people are burnt out and want to get home. The American airlines staff were fine, though."

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, no entertainment at all, no even TV."

Pros: "Probably one of the fastest and most Eddie to first class service we’ve had. Shakira was very pleasant and swift."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Delayed over two hrs due to mech. Known long befire scheduled departure according to pilot. Did not know why alt plane was not provided sooner! Not best airline as claimed!"

Pros: "Crew were relatively friendly"
Cons: "No notification that boarding was delayed No in seat entertainment Older seats were not comfortable"

Pros: "Airport staff were so helpful, they helped my mom out that needed a wheelchair, the American Airlines staff were also so helpful changing seats"
Cons: "The food on the plane was not very good. Also having to pay for checking are bag was annoying. We thought using our American Airlines card would pay for the baggage but they said it wasn't covered ...."

Cons: "My husband is 6'5" and sitting next to him the whole flight was barely bearable."

Cons: "Had to wait for pilot coming from Mexico flight for 20 mins after everyone boarded"

Cons: "We bought the tickets with 1 luggage included. In the check in, the y charged us!"

Pros: "I think they should learn from other asian airlines, about Special veg meal.also more one cleans levatory."
Cons: "Nothing Other than dservice provided by Korean crew members"

Cons: "Without any explanation...American Airlines cancelled my reservation! I needed to be sent back to poor quality hotel for a night and take a different flight out the next morning. American Airlines was supposed to provide transportation back and forth from the hotel however a car never showed up at the hotel to pick us up and I needed to get my own taxi at the last minute (American did however reimburse me for the taxi fare at the airport). I never received an explanation as to why my reservation was cancelled and was never offered any type of compensation for such a major inconvenience. They dd ultimately waive my 25 bag fee but it wasn't very easy to even get that from them. I felt that they should have been more empathetic towards my inconvenience and offered me any type of compensation to make up for such a horrible experience. When I asked about possibly being upgraded to first class they told me absolutely not! A little graciousness can go a long way, American Airlines showed that they could not care less about my inconvenience (other than Rodrigo at the counter the next morning who actually showed he was truly sorry for the situation and at least ended up moving me to a row with more legroom). Other than this, I was extremely disappointed with this experience and how it was handled."

Pros: "Nothing, I missed my flight bc of lack of paperwork and information from the crew"

Pros: "Left on time, seemed to have a little more leg room than on previous flights. Experienced some air turbulence, but not sure pilot could have done anything about it. Delayed refreshments, but the attendants still managed to serve everyone."
Cons: "Seemed to take a long time for luggage to arrive; not sure what problem was. Not sure why we had to claim our luggage, only to turn it in again right away."

Pros: "It was a flight, it got me from point A to point B, but everything in between could've been much better."
Cons: "When first boarding the plane, the person I was with tried to close the shade on the window, the with frame and the first 2 pieces of glass popped out. We notified the flight attendant and his response was "can you stick your arm out the window and wave? No... ok you're fine" then we were notified the bathrooms in the middle of the plane were out of order and we could only use the bathrooms at the rear of the plane. There was no WiFi, and the audio system for the on board movies wasn't working. The flight attendants were only giving out cups of beverages and not the full can, which isnt a big deal but still looks bad on the airline considering everywhere flight with American has handed out full cans of soda. The perception was American dropped the ball on the his plane, and just didn't care to do the necessary maintenance. For the his head priced paid for the his hehe see tickets I would've expected better from a reputable airline. Needless to say we were a little disappointed."

Pros: "Check-in went fairly smoothly."
Cons: "Crew (stewardess' were quite crabby)."

Pros: "The leg room in first class."
Cons: "Meal was not good."

Cons: "Ticketing agent was rude"

Cons: "Did not get to finish the movie I was watching on my first flight and movies were not offered on this flight."

Cons: "Do not bring blankets!! And the staff not nice"

Pros: "Flight was early both ways. Pleasant experience"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Wasn't over booked"
Cons: "No entertainment no offer to up grade"

Cons: "When I noticed on the itinerary that the layover only gave me 35 minutes I knew it would be a problem. I missed my flight and never got to Pensacola . AA staff were not very Empathetic. It seems to happen often. I'm in a hotel and praying that my flight leaves today."

Cons: "American Airlines has become like the worst low cost airlines! After buying the ticket, everything else is at a cost: to select your seat, to check bags, everything. Whenever I will have a choice, I will chose other carriers!"

Pros: "Only one word can be used to describe my experiences with American Airlines: seamless. From beginning to end, my trip with American Airlines was a relaxing experience."

Cons: "my language arrived in 24 hours delay"

Cons: "When experiencing turbulence, the flight attendant came over the speaker and requested everyone to be seated with their seat belts fastened. A few moments later she came back on reprimanding that "THIS IS NOT A JOKE YOU NEED TO SIT DOWN WITH YOUR SEAT BELTS FASTENED" which was still ok. The third announcement was the one I felt was highly inappropriate when she then stated "I DONT KNOW IF YOUVE BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS LATELY, BUT THERE IS NO WARNING WHEN THE TURBULANCE IS GOING TO GET WORSE" frankly I have been watching the news lately and there is plane CRASHES on the news. My husband is afraid of flying and that announcement was terrifying, even for someone who is not afraid to fly. There has to be some sort of protocol of verbage to use when the turbulance is getting bad, because to insinuate the plane could crash to get your point across is crossing the line. I have been on planes where the turbulance is a lot worse and felt this was really out of line."

Pros: "On-time departure from Cancun but early arrival in Denver (relatively mild jet stream?). Otherwise, fairly typical United cattle carrier."

Pros: "Had to wait 2 hours on the plane because a port was not available."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Absolutely NO leg space."

Pros: "Boarding was easy. Flight attendants were friendly"
Cons: "Paying for on flight entertainment going and then having it free coming back was annoying."

Pros: "First class seats were ok, economy were tolerable"
Cons: "Delayed 1hr45m from CUN to CHI 1hr was on the tarmac (really?). Had last seats that don't recline. On the way down we were first class and the processed chicken with rice was bad, also delayed an hour from ORD to MEX. TV did not work in economy, none in first. No power outlets in either flight. Maybe I'm done with united?"

Pros: "I'm shocked to find united airlines uses such thin seats. You can pay for upgrade but those seats are the normal old seats that weren't comfortable to begin with. Now the seats are even worst."
Cons: "Seating was too compact"

Pros: "My mother was injured and their help getting us back was incredible. We are gluten and dairy free and there was only one option if food for us. The drinks are all high fructose corn syrup with artificial ingredients though."
Cons: "Quality of ingredients and brand options are limited to junk corporations like Pepsi Coca Cola. Would like to see more options for organic. Also, the seats suck. The neck rest is over stated and forced my head forward and down with no ability to find comfort. Makes for horrible posture."

Pros: "Fast boarding and departure"
Cons: "Had an aisle seat so was constantly getting bumped"

Pros: "Everything else."
Cons: "Poor timeliness of our return flight from IAH to ABA"

Pros: "I liked the comfortable seats that were spacious enough. I like that on these flights they still at least give u one drink and a little snack. We got in early on both flights that's always a plus"
Cons: "I would like some kind of entertainment to make the time go by faster. What happened to having a movie play on a flight? That is about my only compaint."

Pros: "Getting off the plane in Chicago."
Cons: "Plane got pretty warm and didn't cool down much during the flight. In-flight entertainment was poor; DirecTV was the only option and I believe there were some issues due to not being over US soil upon departure."

Pros: "Free movie due to wifi being unavailable"
Cons: "The crew seemed less than cheerful"

Pros: "The seats were upgraded to take up more space so economy wasn't too bad."
Cons: "Everything costs money now. All the screens were worthless since it cost money to watch anything (including the flight map and how long until we reached our destination.) The Internet was useless unless you really wanted to pay $3 to surf the Internet or get your emails. Forget streaming video since they wanted you to absolutely pay the $8 more for DirectTV."

Pros: "Flight attendant, Annelle, was very attentive and friendly throughout the flight. The other flight attendants were as well"

Cons: "Delayed flight. Horrible flight:///"

Pros: "Nice airplane"

Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "stewardess"

Pros: "The crew and drink selection"
Cons: "Delayed, and sat on runway for 45 minutes after landing."

Pros: "The fly was good and the captain as well."
Cons: "The boarding process was a mess and I got the worst seat."

Pros: "The crew was very attentive and caring"
Cons: "MY SEAT WAS CHANGED WITHOUT EVEN ASKING ME The flight was 3 hrs delayed There was crying babies on board so I couldn't even get some rest"

Pros: "Same as Co's to Houston"

Cons: "on the way there we had TV. On the way back we had to take a different route (which added more time for the trip)and we did have a TV on the head rest or even movie showing. Also one snack that has three crackers isn't worth handing out. It would be nice to be able to enjoy the snack."

Pros: "United planes are up to date and clean. Service excellent. All personnel very nice."

Pros: "Great service!!"

Pros: "I liked the sincerely friendly staff; they made it a pleasant experience."
Cons: "I would ha've liked free TV; ,I feel I've paid for it in cost of ticket."

Cons: "I waiting from 9:00 morning until tomorrow 8:00. 24 hours for cancelled this's so crazy and long time and I still waiting for another flight"

Pros: "It was a direct flight."
Cons: "no food unless you bought it no wifi or entertainment at all unless you bought it, or had the united app on your device (which, you can't download on plane). overhead compartments smaller than usual, as was under seat area"

Pros: "Left on time,luggage not missed and good landing"

Cons: "They should offer free movies and this silly bags of nuts; can someone be more creative?"

Pros: "The evening before our return to US from our vacation in Mexico, my husband lost his passport. The Cancun airport crew, including Paz and Raphael, worked with US consulate (on a day they are typically closed) to get permission for him to board the return flight. Otherwise, we would have had to stay two more days ( until monday) to go to the consulate. THANK YOU, United!"

Cons: "Waited for 3 hours for the flight to finally be cancelled, then waited another hour for a van to arrive. It's only a 2-1/2 hr drive to begin with! This is the 2nd time of 4 I've booked this flight that it's been cancelled. Doubt I'll ever book again."

Pros: "Great free movies in first class."
Cons: "The first class crew was not very warm or welcoming. The outgoing flight from IAD set the bar high -- they could've spent less time gossiping and more time remembering my drink order."

Pros: "I liked that they made it to my destination on time."
Cons: "Everything costs money on top of the tickets I purchased. To compete with other airlines they are going to have to start including food, baggage, and entertainment for free especially on international flights."

Pros: "Free entertainment because of the bother"
Cons: "Having our flight delayed. The pilots were still in Houston when we boarded the plane in Cancun. Sat on the plane 2.5 hours before they cancelled due to staff being over the limit of hours they could work. Surely this could have been realized before they boarded us! Very sloppy management of us on the plane, getting off the plane with staff saying "we don't know what's going on""

Pros: "The pilot flew the plane well and kept us informed about the route."
Cons: "Our luggage was rummaged through and jewelry was missing from inside the checked luggage!!!!!! Not to mention the fees for traveling with a regular piece of luggage that was well within the weight limits. SOME of the crew was rude (the guy was polite). They sell everything meals, entertainment, etc on board it is already pricey to fly and I guess it includes nothing but your right to sit and breathe. . The plane was cramped and there was trash by my seat probably from a previous flight. Also, I did not get to sit by my travel companion."

Pros: "Nothing. Very unhappy"

Cons: "It was a bit delayed"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "I had a complaint of overly noisy passengers in front of me as did others. Finally when spoken to about it by a femal stewardess they sat sticky quoted down."
Cons: "When I boarded and got to my seat o found it dirty. The steward had me ubvelcro the cushion so he could wash it off but their was a lot of food debrie from previous passengers. I didn't feel like I was sitting in a cleaned space for the duration of the flight"

Pros: "It is apparent that United is working to improve their customer service and efficiency - factors which have deterred me from using United in the past. FROM SFO TO CANCUN: First of all, the check-in procedure is very quick these days. At SFO, there is a curb-side check in, which also allows customers to pay the baggage fee and drop off the bag right there. I've used this in the past during busy airport hours. This time, I flew overnight, so I used the self-check kiosks in front of the check-in counters to check-in, pay the baggage fee, and print my ticket. I used the check-in line to check in my suitcase. The line was so minimal and moved so quickly, (as did security), I was at the gate in 30 min (from the SFO BART station). I rarely fly United because the check-in lines used to be very long and slow. In the past, I've missed more than one flight due to extraordinarily long check-in lines. I'm glad to see on the last 3 flights I've taken with United, this has changed for the better. FROM CANCUN TO SFO: I was happy to see that Cancún also has kiosks for self-check-in. It wouldn't allow me to check my bag, though, and I had to wait in a slow line to do so. Still, a much improved check-in compared to past experiences. *I should note: the slow line had 8 people in it and took 25 minutes. With many people, United Cancun lines have been known to take over 2 hrs. This was a Thursday afternoon on January 8. I'm not sure what the line would have looked like the Saturday before . . . BOTH FLIGHTS: The stewardesses did come by several times (as opposed to once on other airlines), offering water, which was appreciated. Finally, United tends to offer multiple flights at cheaper prices and more convenient times than other airlines. However, I still prefer flying other airlines - despite the increased cost - for the reasons below."
Cons: "United planes are older, outdated, and very small. The video system on the back of the headrest in front of me did not work on either flight (there or back), and no snack of any kind was offered on the afternoon 4.5 hr flight back from Cancun to SFO. A mini bag of salted peanuts were offered on the overnight flight from SFO to Cancun. But these were the least of my concerns. Deplaning was slow and long when we arrived at Cancun. We waited with the plane door closed, and the air off, for about 10 minutes. It was a hot, humid, uncomfortable wait. Deplaning took a long time due to the small, cramped seats (see description below). On the return flight to SFO, we waited on the runway in line with other planes. While this is not the fault of United, it did make passengers more anxious to deplane. Opening the plane doors took a long time, and exiting the plane even longer because people were slow getting out of their seats and recovering their bags from the storage bins. I saw people struggling to crab-walk out to the isle on "dead legs" (the floor space between seats is so minimal, no one can stand up straight, and must grab the seat in front of him/her to shuffle out to the isle - a difficult task for the elderly, or when carrying purses as big as carry-ons, sleeping toddlers, or babies). The seats were extraordinarily hard and small on both flights. I fit in the seat just fine, but had no leg space, and could not recline. In effect, I was forced to fly the entire time in an upright position, sitting on a rock-hard seat that felt like thin plastic-leather stretched over metal bars. I'm a young 40yr old traveler of normal size (5'4") and health (135 lbs), yet it was extremely uncomfortable sitting on that seat with no way to redistribute weight. I had pain in my legs for over 24 hrs after flying United from Cancun to SFO. I flew 6 round trips to Miami and Mexico City last year from SFO and never had this happen. I've flown to Peru and Miami direct - and much more comfortably - on other airlines. I will not choose a direct flight over 2 hrs on United again, and will continue to choose other airlines whenever possible."

Cons: "Unorganized boarding process, had to pay to check my only bag I brought, no complimentary snack, no options of movies or channels to watch. For such a long fligjt some kind of options is appreciated"

Pros: "Great customer service and spacious seats"
Cons: "The check in fees & maybe the staff could seem a little bit more excited when we Landed in Cancun."

Pros: "The flight was smooth and no incidents. The plane was clean and the flight attendants courtesy at the higher level."
Cons: "Even if I had the app downloaded I couldn't watch anything...kind a boring. Hope that they can fix that for the future."

Pros: "Leaving Cancun I was instructed to consolidate my purse into my overhead bag. In this process my cell phone was left at the terminal gates. At Houston lost baggage counter a wonderful woman was able to connect with the airport security in Mexico. Locate my phone, arrange for a hold and friend to pick it up in two days when she was flying out of the same terminal. I greatly appreciated everyone's effort to go the extra mile and the Mexican staff was beyond helpful especially since I was coordinating this all from the US with broken Spanish"
Cons: "Leaving SFO to Cancun, a horrible experience two day delay due to weather. No offer for even a toothbrush was given, no refund for any part of the tickets or costs of delays. I managed to leave the airport and return, waiting for several flights I was finally able to fly standby with a layover into Mexico DF and on to Cancun. Arriving three days later than my original plan. The most frustrating part was on the second morning people were being offered $500 and hotel rooms to give up their seats on an over booked flight yet no compensation or accommodation was offered for the delays I had been through. When asked point blank if I could have this same offer I was suddenly found to be able to fit on the next flight. Overall extremely flustered with united"

Pros: "Good"

Cons: "I checked my bags in early. Checked myself in early. My bag did not end up in the flight with me. I had to wait around a hour until I found that it was put On another flight. Close to three hours later and no Communication I finally found my bag. Not too happy with the organization when it came to dropping bags and weither or not they made it on my flight."

Cons: "The flight attendants were absolutely terrible - they were rude, snotty and downright disrespectful. I definitely will never be flying United again! Shame on you!!"

Pros: "The flight to Mexico was great. Great service. Very comfortable ... Excellent ticket agent in Columbus. Prompt fights."
Cons: "During my check in process in Cancun I encountered the single worst airline employee in my extensive travel history. Guillermo Delgado is the most rude, demeaning, aweful person of any airline. When he wasn't roaming the line of ticketing agents kissing the female agents and flirting he was talking on his radio all the while the other agents were processing 10 customers or more to his one. Once we finally got to our turn he was rude and demeaning refusing to check are bags unless we paid him extra money despit being presented with out confirmation stating the first bag was included as it was an international flight. He demanded money under threat of arrest by Mexican police which he stated were his close friends. After buying the bag fees on my credit card he demanded additional funds in cash. Again under threat of arrest. He then stated he would not allow us to fly if we were not immediately compliant which we were. He finally gave us boarding passes and we escaped Mexico ... We will never return. We have traveled the world and never experienced anything like this."

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