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Average price round-trip

$649 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$294 or less

Good deal one-way

$258 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Central America to Portland

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,262 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "No delays"
Cons: "nothing to speak of"

Pros: "The ride was very smooth.attendants were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Well I don't like take off or landing but nothing anyone can really do about that.i don't like sitting in the middle seat I feel blocked in."

Cons: "Pls change te aircraft. bombardier q 400 is an old plane model and it is very scary. I will not go this route with Alaska if they don't put another aircraft sorry...I like Alaska ..."

Pros: "We arrived home early."
Cons: "Agent wasn't there so we couldn't get off plane. But we were early so no problem."

Pros: "OK travel"
Cons: "Food was atrocious"

Cons: "I found the temperature in the cabin to be extremely cold."

Cons: "0"

Pros: "Nada"
Cons: "Nada"

Pros: "We didn't miss our connection"

Pros: "almost everything"
Cons: "there was a last minute gate switch. not sure why that happens."

Pros: "price"

Pros: "I arrived early"

Pros: "Boarding outside was different."
Cons: "Too small to handle the most basic of carry on luggage. Not enough communication about turbulence."

Pros: "Flying home"
Cons: "Boarded late and sat on the plane for awhile. Also should be embarrassed that all they can spare fir a snack is a miniature bag of pretzels"

Pros: "Wifi"

Cons: "Late late late"

Cons: "Landing took forever, stearing on plane malfunctioned, worst experience of my life"

Pros: "The steward."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "most uncomfortable I've sat in"

Cons: "I checked a bag and an small animal kennel that was empty. When I got to my destination, the kennel did not arrive. They could not locate it, but said they would have it delivered to my home the next day and they would give me some coupons. When it did not arrive the next day, I called and they said they could not find it. I explained that I had flown back to move the rest of my belongings and my cat and not having the kennel was now causing me to buy another. The agent said they would reimburse me for buying the new kennel, but I would have to call and get the number and submit the receipt. I understand they need proof, but I never received the coupons and don't feel I should have to jump through hoops due to their error. They should have reimbursed me for the $25 I paid to check the kennel and paid for a new one. Why would they think I would want coupons for an airline that could not keep track of one piece of luggage?"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "When we got to Seattle the Old shuttle plane we were supposed to board broke down as we were about to take off. I'm never flying with Alaska Air."

Pros: "We arrived early!"
Cons: "TV screen didn't work at all."

Cons: "The ventilation system wasn't working it was super hot and super uncomfortable!"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "No waiting"
Cons: "Kid screaming"

Cons: "US Customs was very rude."

Pros: "Comfortable seating"

Pros: "Everyone was very nice and wonderful to my 2 and half year old."
Cons: "I didn't get much help from the stewards with my car seat and my bags. I struggled to get the seatbelt through the car seat. I guess it's not in the stewards job description. And only pretzels for a snack! What happened to peanuts! Need some protein to stave off hunger."

Pros: "All real good price"

Pros: "Kindness of staff, cleanliness of craft."

Pros: "The gate was easy to find, the staff was sweet, and we arrived in Portland within an hour and 15 minutes!"
Cons: "I wish they gave better snacks than pretzels."

Pros: "Plane was clean, Mediterranean snack box tasted great and my Jack on the rocks was almost perfect. Put it in a real glass and I'd feel like king of the world."

Pros: "Over all Alaskan airlines does a great job."
Cons: "The boarding process was very sloppy. The boarding person made very little to no announcements regarding boarding procedures. He then made everyone who had lined up in general boarding line exit the line and then finally turned on the sign that said preferred boarding. Then the same thing happened again. He could have saved all of us and including himself lots of frustration if he had just made an announcement regarding the boarding process with directions when he was about to start boarding. Everyone was left without clear directions. Big let down to start my experience with Alaskan airlines."

Pros: "Peope were helpful and friendly."
Cons: "I have habit of resting my elbows outside of the area boundaries of any chair I sit in. It is startling how many times, by surprise, my elbow was momentarily caressed by the buttox of a beautiful woman walking toward the front of the airplane, just back from the restroom. I don't fly much and it was cracking me up. I was trying to focus on a book."

Pros: "They gave me two teabags because I like strong tea. Nice people!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Clean, comfortable and friendly."

Pros: "The price was right, so I chose this airline I'd never been on. Let me tell you, it was the finest flying experience I've ever had. I wish they would fly everywhere, because then we'd be done with the brutal shafting Delta and American and even United dishes out on the regular. Comfortable, friendly, accommodating (usb and AC ports on every seatback), and laid-back, it was perfect. I mean, perfect. AND we got there early."
Cons: "I didn't like sitting there and comparing them to all the other airlines I've ever flown with, because Alaska puts everyone else to shame. It was a positively joyous experience."

Pros: "Comfortable"
Cons: "Late boarding"

Pros: "Plane was newer"
Cons: "Seat did not recline"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Everything about the team was nice."
Cons: "Nothing not to like"

Pros: "Easy boarding, polite people"
Cons: "I didn't get TSA pre applied--I associate this with buying the Alaska airlines ticket through Delta. They merged my first and middle name into a single long name that TSA didn't recognize."

Pros: "Professionalism."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "I loved the staff and the quickness of flying and boarding. Everyone was very polite and satiafactory to me."
Cons: "There was a malfunction in some electronic computeres on the way home that left us sitting at the airport on the plane for about fifty minutes. And i had to get back to go to work at midnight."

Cons: "It's too packed in the main cabin lose a vertical row so there is more space. It's just overwhelming"

Pros: "The friendlines of absolutely everyone I encountered from check-in to arrival was stellar and made me feel less worthless than I feel every second of this miserable existence."

Cons: "The in cabin temperature was a bit cold."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Never flying with Delta again"

Pros: "Arrived in PDX 15-20 minutes early."
Cons: "Social distancing on the seats"

Pros: "The crew and seats were both great"
Cons: "HAving live TV would have been great."

Pros: "The two people who were in charge of boarding the plane were especially nice, efficient, and accommodating. I really really liked them."
Cons: "The flight was too warm."

Cons: "Food was terrible. Paid for first class, expected something better than coach. Our food choice was a ham sandwich, there were better choices but the crew took them for themselves so nothing left for the 1st class passengers. Similar situation on our eastbound flight the week earlier. I doubt if Delta knows or cares that this occurs. After paying more than twice the coach fare, we expect something better than a ham sandwich on a coast to coast flight."

Cons: "More communication on the flight delay"

Pros: "New long haul service is a real improvement in quality"

Pros: "Great entertainment"
Cons: "We just boarded pretty late for apparently no reason"

Cons: "Vegan options"

Pros: "The delta crew both ways between Portland and London was excellent! They saw to our every need and were smiling every air mile of the way. Plane"
Cons: "Need to have food choices available for those with allergies. Almost everything had gluten and soy in it and I am very allergic to those. I had to give away all snacks and most of my food. Even in comfort+ class the seats are tiny with little legroom. Also, please clean the bathroom every few hours"

Pros: "Just fine, beverage service was friendly."
Cons: "The entertainment system was out the entire flight. The flight attendants were just talking to each other as we left, even when I tried to say thank you."

Pros: "Everything was great. Our 4-hour flight went off without a hitch. We've flown with Delta many times and have never had any problems."

Pros: "The best"
Cons: "Again the boarding process took forever"

Pros: "The flight wasn’t overbooked so there was plenty of room. So important on such a long flight."

Cons: "KLM staff at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam was rude and unprofessional. I will not fly with KLM again."

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

Cons: "People that take up more than one seat should be required to purchase two seats. The woman on the isle was over the arm Rest in my seat the entire trip. It is unfair to me. No one came to Take trash for 2 hours so we had to keep our tray tables down."

Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "They lost my suitcase. Now I have to wait a day or two and they won’t sent it to me."

Pros: "i likes that drinks were free"
Cons: "i shouldn’t have to pay for headphones"

Pros: "How does one describe spending 10+ hours in a metal tube approximately 18 feet wide at 30,000 feet with 300 of your closest friends breathing the same air while having the seat in front of you pushed back so you cannot adequately see the passenger monitor because it's too close to focus on as your knees are under your chin? Flying in "steerage" is not comfortable as humans get larger and airplane seats get squeezed smaller. Please unsqueeze! Cabin crew members were excellent. Other than that, Europe was great!"
Cons: "See other side."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Going back home to the US"
Cons: "I had 15 hours layover in Amsterdam so I got me a hotel.one hour after I got to the hotel I got a notification from Kayak app asking me to go get my bag from Schiphol. My bag was supposed to be directly shipped to PDX. I had to leave my hotel back to the airport and spend 2 hours trying to find it only to be told that it was going to PDX. I lost my $170 hotel room, over $70 for taxis and ended up spending the night on the floor at Schipol. I do not think I'll ever use Kayak again. The travel guarantee is a joke too."

Cons: "Severe delay"

Cons: "On time, free upgrade."

Pros: "Good abording"
Cons: "problems with seating assignment"

Pros: "Eventually made it home. At 1am, when it should have been 1130pm."

Pros: "Like the airplane - Boeing 757. More comfortable than the 737."
Cons: "Don't like the towel dispenser location and function. Can't find it when standing and a bunch of them come out at one time."

Pros: "NOTHING"

Pros: "Great entertainment, comfortable seats."
Cons: "Middle seat with zero chance to switch."

Pros: "Wi-FI available (although I didn't use it)"
Cons: "No direct flight in the morning, so had to take two connecting flights, and leave home very early in the morning."

Pros: "Good drinks and movie selection"

Pros: "The space we had, the breakfast provided, the movies/TV shows available, and the staff."
Cons: "I was a concerned when I couldn't select seats during check-in and was informed that our seats would be assigned at the gate. After boarding, it made more sense since it wasn't a full flight; I could understand that was likely done so the plane would be weight-balanced. It just caused me some concern the day before."

Pros: "New Boing 717 aircraft. Short flight time. I needed and got very good special assistance."

Pros: "Timely flights , plenty of good food and disciplined serving Amsterdam: good layover Modern plane Better entertainment system Good flight to travel to India , Mumbai ."
Cons: "Windows weren't clean for stargazing"

Pros: "everything except in flight internet."
Cons: "Gogoinflight hasnt woked as it said it would on any flight on any airline for a year."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The fact they wasted two days of my trip with my son travelling from the U.S. to China because they didn't know about transit visa regulations. And so far they offered a 75 dollar voucher for participating merchants. Unacceptable"

Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Too short of a layover in Atlanta"

Pros: "on board service was nice and promptly"
Cons: "Delta continúes to use an older 757 in this 6-hour flight with cramped seats and seating arrangement in business class. I have taken this flight several times in the last 2 years and written about this issue but now doubt anybody cares about these comments. To make things worse, my seat would not recline!"

Pros: "There were a lot of free movie options for a 6hour flight. The tv was new and had good definition. The food offered was quite substantial. The staff kept coming around with water and asking if there was anything else we needed. They gave free blankets. The lavatories were a little larger and more well lit than other airlines."
Cons: "The seats did not recline for anyone on the plane."

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Staff was friendly, and we got there safely"
Cons: "Really wished we had tv's like we had on our flight to SLC. It really helps with those who have anxiety to distract their minds. Wifi is expensive therefore I chose not to use it"

Pros: "I have never had a problem with this airlines. This flight was no exception"
Cons: "More space, but I am in economy and that's just life! I expect my hips to hurt after, again my problem not there's, if I wanted more room I would buy first class but I won't for a short trip."

Pros: "crew was very respectful and kind"
Cons: "Flight was moved to a different gate, then delayed. We were given the absolute last seat in the plane that could not recline- not the seats I had selected before hand."

Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"

Pros: "Attendants were cheerful and extremely courteous."
Cons: "Legroom but that's because we can't afford 1st class. Hahahaha"

Pros: "Airplane was good, boarding was fast."
Cons: "Did not have the fruit and cheese plate."

Pros: "Entertainment is now free."
Cons: "This was the fourth first class leg of our overall trip and the first three flights on Delta were great. The attendants were pleasant and even fun. I have allergies and requested a special meal on all legs. No problem on the first three flights. All attendants approached me to confirm my allergy and the special meal. They were very polite. But on this flight, the attendant didn't speak with me about it at all. She tried to give me the regular meal. When I explained I needed an allergy free meal (mind you this was first class), I was told I could not get it and got no apology or other accommodation. Her attitude was take it or leave it. I found this interesting since on two of the other flights an announcement was made about another passenger with an allergy to peanuts so no one could have them on the flights and the attendants were very concerned."

Cons: "Need more legroom"

Pros: "Loved everything, the meal was good, spacious seats and friendly staff."

Cons: "One of the men working the desk at the gate was rude & condescending to me. The other gate agent who was having us board (he was an ethnic man) was friendly & excellent."

Pros: "Comfy seats onboard Good selection of movies Decent food from MEX to SFO"
Cons: "I purchased ticket stating business class for both legs, but the first leg of my trip did not have a business class cabin at all. I did not get what i paid for!!!! My seat back IFE did not work at all. Boarding experience was terrible and took forever. The lounge MEX was overcrowded with non-functioning wifi"

Pros: "The food, the customer service experiencie ,this airlline is the best!"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Crew very attentive"

Pros: "The ove"

Pros: "everuthing ok"
Cons: "no nothing wrong depart on time crew exelent good food tv good thank you bording exent"

Pros: "My seat assignment was changed, and I was in an empty row."
Cons: "I had a very difficult time hearing the p.a. announcements...and I'm not hard of hearing. Also, with the exception of one or two of the flight attendants, smiles were at a minimum. It didn't effect my safety, but it sent a message of indifference."

Pros: "Comfortable, prompt, clean."

Pros: "The flight itself was comfortable, smooth and overall satisfactory. They gave us a sandwich meal and there was some inflight entertainment (which I didn’t use)."
Cons: "I brought the same Samsonite carry on luggage piece that I’ve used on multiple major airlines (Avianca, United, American, Copa, etc.) with no problems, and AeroMexico says it’s too big, the wheels didn’t fit into the sizing bin. Super frustrating if one of the most popular luggage manufacture makes a “carry-on” bag, airlines should realize people will be arriving with the expectations that they can use it as a carry on. Anyways I’m out $58 both ways ($116). I will not fly with AeroMexico again because of this simple fact."

Pros: "Trip was fine, food was good. Loved we each had our own tv and headphones."
Cons: "Lost my luggage. It was sent to Los Angeles instead of Portland. Very very disappointed."

Cons: "The personal in the frond desk in Mexico City it is very incompetent I think this guys need more trainee and need to have more respect for the customers. because if this guys thing the customers pay his salaries and no be to arrogant whit the customers."

Pros: "I was really impressed with the friendly and efficient service from Aeromexico. First time flying them and really appreciated the experience - so much better than the service on US airlines."

Cons: "I checked in on line but went to check in desk to make sure my bag wasn't too heavy and the man changed my seat! Then I went back and the next guy said I couldn't have my seat even though it was 2minutes later and gave me a new seat but a better seat. Then the first guy comes over to give me a boarding pass for my second flight and again he changed my seat to an awful seat. And I wanted to sit next to a friend from Mexico City to Lima so that seat change was really mean. Once one the plane the man in my original seat got an upgrade so I got to sit next to my friend about half way through the flight when she came to tell me about the empty seat when she came to the back of the plane to use the bathroom."

Pros: "Easy, polite, genuine people, no fakes, no unnecessary restrictions."

Cons: "Airplane was hot and airless. Tray table was broken."

Pros: "Staff was friendly and very welcoming."

Pros: "Nice fight. Attentive crew."

Pros: "Flight was faster than the schedule posted."
Cons: "I asked the lady at the counter if she could leave my ticket back open, since I was not sure about the date.... she openly suggested that buying a new ticket would be cheaper because there are many fees that will end up being more than the original ticket. I have asked before to leave my tickets open and then I know I have to pay 100usd plus diff in the rate.... I dont know why she didnt help."

Pros: "diret fly from mexico to portland"
Cons: "long trip no entertainment"

Pros: "Food was good. Entertainment was excellent. Crew was attentive."
Cons: "“Cheese plate” was dried out cheese with 3 hard cracker/bread things and 2 grapes! Really 2 grapes?"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Beverage selection so so"

Pros: "Crew was excellent . Food was good. Flight was long, but I was well aware of this ahead of time."
Cons: "Loud kids next to me"

Pros: "Food and crew are good."
Cons: "The information in the web site it's confusing. I check in online, and still had to wait 30 minutes to check in my baggage. The seat I was assigned, it's the worst seat I ever had. It doesn't make sense to check in 3 hours early and get 30C in an airplane with 30 been the highest number. In top of it, your staff receving the baggage needs better training and more help. They get overworked and discharge their frustration with the customers."

Pros: "Plane staff was friendly, onboard entertainment options were good and the fare was reasonable."
Cons: "Plane noise was very loud and cabin temperature was so warm I was sweating and my wife ended up feeling naseaus towards the end of a 5.5 hour flight. Also, not a big fan of advertising being played over the TV and cabin speaker system."

Pros: "Comfort level was good"
Cons: "Flight attendants were not all that friendly, gave a bogus excuse for flight delay"

Pros: "Nice to have free food, good movie selections"
Cons: "Seats are so vertical! Uncomfortable... Departure back to the US was disorganized-our flight was delayed so two flights were leaving simultaneously from the same gate."

Pros: "I really enjoyed this subsidiary of Delta Airlines and was happy that the level of service from the flight attendants was top notch. None were snarky nor annoyed to attend to the passengers. All the flight attendants were very nice and gave me good vibes about their flight crew.I will be flying AeroMexico again."

Pros: "we upgraded to emergency row for free which gave us a lot of extra legroom. The flight attendants were always available. Basic drinks were complementary. The meal was complementary also."

Cons: "Aeromexio did not include my name in the passenger list. And it cost me 2 hours detained upon arrival in Portland"

Pros: "The dinner was amazing. Best meal I had on a plane."
Cons: "The flight was 2 1/2 hours late. The information provided by the people on the gate always change. There were people on line, and other flight was asigned to the same gate. Confusing and tired. The people on the gate were stressed out, I believe, because they were not very kind."

Pros: "Service and entertainment on board was excellent."
Cons: "Flight did not leave on time."

Cons: "The gate wasn't posted on any screens (which I realize may be the airport's issue, not the airline), the plane were on had very old, worn, and uncomfortable cotton seats (there was a permanent dip where people had been sitting, and my husband's seat cushion wasn't held down in any way - as in, he could remove it completely). On our flight down, we all had our own TVs allowing us to watch whatever, but on this flight there was only the drop down TVs, and there were a lot of crying children (which I also realize is completely out of your control, but didn't help in adding to our experience)."

Pros: "Left early due to their boarding organization"
Cons: "Nice to be fed but very mediocre"

Pros: "Spaces plane"

Pros: "Entertainment, crew, personal USB charger"
Cons: "no wine (not even for purchase)"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad service!"

Pros: "Best entertainment"

Pros: "Everything was great thanks"

Cons: "The crew was very rude, since the counter not helpful at all. The boarding was late."

Pros: "Everyone was polite & kind, and incredibly efficient."

Pros: "I enjoyed the movies and the accuracy of the flight time etc very much! It was super helpful during long flights."
Cons: "I couldn’t understand 90% of what anyone was saying due to it all being in Spanish which I found to be a little rude to be honest. You know you have a lot of English speaking only people on your flights yet you do not make any announcements in both Spanish and English like a lot of other airlines do."

Cons: "My flight ended up being cancelled from San Jose to Mexico City back to Portland OR. Aeromexico told me there was no way they could get me home that day and that they would pay for my hotel, food etc. i cried my eyes out and begged to get me back to America. Somehow after about 30 minutes of back and forth, Austin Lopez with Aeromexico saved the day!! He got me several connecting flights back to Oregon and I was home the next morning very early. He was very sweet and caring. I wish I could tell his boss how amazing he was! Thank you again Austin!"

Pros: "Punctuality, good film selection."
Cons: "Food was extremely bad."

Pros: "Great seats with individual screens for free movies"
Cons: "No vegetarian option Long back up at Mexico City customs"

Cons: "Food quality was poor changed to smaller plane st last minute and had to get seats reassigned, no gin on the plane. Flight was delayed , your website was slow and could not do check in over the web, when I️ got to the counter 3 hours before my flight I️ was still delayed because I️ couldn’t do an online check in. Made it to the gate with one hour to spare but don’t think you should penalize people because of your own issues"

Pros: "The comfort of the business class, the seats are wide and comfortable"
Cons: "The snacks are only peanuts and juice... I would like to have something more than peanuts."

Cons: "I was sent to Sala A & there was agate # 1 there; however, there was a second Sala A with a Gate #1 & from there my plane was boarding by the time I made it to the correct boarding gate it was too late for me to board the plane. I had to purchase another plane ticket in order for me to make it to the United States. It was a bad situation & the employees were very rude. They blame me & the manager never show his face to help me out. He could have at least given me a discount given the award situation. But, the customer service or will to help me was just not there."

Pros: "we were shocked by how great the flight accommodations were, from the inflight entertainment to the food/beverage service to the flight attendants."

Cons: "Aeromexico dis not let me board my flight from Mexico to Vancouver. They said they couldn't clear my name and print me a boarding pass. Stuck at airport for 14hours and ended up flying aircanda to yvr the next morning. Terrible customer service/care. Never flying aeromexico again."

Cons: "Seats did not have any earphone connections."

Pros: "boarding was good and easy."
Cons: "got a non reclining seat and a next door passenger that kept pushing me with his leg onto mine"

Pros: "Arrived 30 min early."
Cons: "Loading"

Cons: "Book seats together for parties traveling together."

Pros: "waited for us. We were late from Yuma"

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "No real headrests on the seats. Not very comfortable."

Pros: "So ridiculous airline didn’t though in costumer at all"
Cons: "Nathing"

Pros: "cabin attendant was excellent"
Cons: "terrible plane because overhead space is extremely limited and the curvature of the plane limits legroom for window seats."

Pros: "Nice stewards"
Cons: "Gate agents crabbie"

Cons: "Inflight Wifi was spotty"

Pros: "The boarding was fast."

Cons: "Cabin temperature"

Cons: "Need to have handheld device to watch entertainment. Terribly uncomfortable. Delay getting out of Dallas."

Cons: "No gogo WiFi"

Pros: "We left a few minutes early"

Cons: "We still haven’t left Dayton."

Cons: "Had terrible seats with no reclines and near the bathroom. They charge extra for better seats, they should offer something in return for below average seats."

Pros: "They boarded quickly, left early, arrived 40 minutes ahead of schedule. The staff were very friendly and efficient."

Pros: "The trip was easy and the time very good set!"

Pros: "The entertainment"

Cons: "My check in bag it’s lost got wrong boarding pass even when I told them I had electronic boarding pass on my phone. Really disappointed with this."

Pros: "At least they should give a can of the soda"
Cons: "The cookie"

Pros: "The employee who checked me in was very helpful - found my frequent flyer number for another airline and give me a free checked bag."

Cons: "Food in general"

Pros: "All went well"

Pros: "I like how quick and efficient the boarding and check in process was."
Cons: "I just wish that if I paid a little more for seats I should get more comfortable and roomier seats is all. Don’t make the seats sit so upright."

Cons: "American completely missed the mark. AA did not successfully change our reservation when the initial leg of our trip was delayed by an hour due to a fuel issue, which caused us to miss your connection in Chicago. Since American partners with Alaskan Airlines, American should have changed my reservations with regards to Alaska Airlines, but they failed to do that. I stood at the Alaskan Airlines counter as the plane left the gate with our empty seats because there was not a ticket. American Airlines did not change a reservation successfully and so although we had boarding passes with our names and seats and the flight number, the plane left without us. I was stranded and Seattle airport at midnight with a child and an infant with one diaper and one bottle left and it was a terrible experience with American Airlines. I do not recommend flying American they cannot get it together when problems happen with delays."

Pros: "The agent at the desk helped seat us together after our disastrous 1st flight. Crew was friendly & upbeat, great service."
Cons: "Old plane No entertainment No place to plug in/charge devices."

Pros: "Friendliness of gate staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I slept the entire duration."

Cons: "Delayed!!"

Pros: "Everyone was quick"
Cons: "Small seats"

Pros: "The boarding was super fast as well as exiting, WOW!"

Pros: "I got there safe and there was some entertainment"
Cons: "seats small and not real comfortable."

Pros: "The trip was on time and with no issues flying. I really enjoyed the ability to watch a movie...this was AWESOME!"
Cons: "Wow, the seating was VERY tight and I was happy for the TV screen in front of me to keep me busy. All the inflight interruptions on the movie I was watching."

Pros: "All connections-smooth"

Cons: "Only airline we flew that didn’t have pre boarding for families with small children."

Pros: "We did not take this flight when its schedule was moved back, instead taking one LHR-SEA that would get us home at a reasonable hour."
Cons: "The change by British Air in flight departure/arrival times. The resulting adjustment was costly and we were unable to get "extra" seating on the long leg of the trip by the time we were notified of the changes."

Cons: "There is no legroom in coach. I am six foot seven and my knees cram against the seat in front of me to the point my legs go numb."

Pros: "CR is awesome"
Cons: "AA is screwing up with the flight times, bring them back"

Pros: "Amazingly, the flight wasn't full and the stewardess let my wife, 2 month old son and me have the last row."
Cons: "Entertainment on AA is sub-par"

Cons: "On my flight from San Jose to Arizona there were no t.v , so it made for a painful five hour flight."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Lot of movement"

Pros: "Wrong airline, sent me to wrong gate, almost missed the flight. If I wasn't lucky enough to need a wheelchair, I would probably still be in Phx! Not happy at all, to say the least. I had to grease the palms of about 7 different wheelchair pushers. A bad day all around."

Cons: "our flight was delayed, and no other options"

Pros: "On schedule and met all my expectations."
Cons: "No complaints."

Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Nothing unexpected happened"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Narrow seats . No plug in for music or phone .. Bare minimum for same cost as better flight"

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

Cons: "Terminal at LAX requires a bus."

Pros: "Arrived 25 min EARLY for a change!"

Pros: "Thanks for bringing us water when my husband needed to take some medication, some airlines won’t do that."
Cons: "Excessively busy at DIA, seemed under staffed, lines stretching across the airport."

Cons: "The boarding process"

Pros: "Liked the option of multiple snacks rather than being restricted to pretzels."
Cons: "The seat cushion was not very comfortable--like it was squished from having been sat on several too many times."

Pros: "Got me booked on Delta."
Cons: "Itenirary fell apart and had no good solution."

Cons: "The size of the seats"

Cons: "I miss the good old days where Captain X tells us what’s seeable out the window!"

Pros: "We upgraded to 1st. Ontime departure and arrival."
Cons: "Waiting for bags."

Pros: "Everything went smoothly and the airport employees and United Airlines staff were all very friendly. No complaints. Especially for the incredibly low price of the ticket. I feel like it was a really good deal."
Cons: "The tricky luggage policies. Those seem like they are deliberately being engineered to confuse the passengers into making expensive mistakes. Who travels with no luggage (other than me) anyhow?"

Pros: "Boarding, service, staff attitudes, on time and deplaning"

Cons: "Checked baggage fees!!"

Pros: "United nunca da comida que merezca la pena y por suerte esta vez no sobre vendieron el vuelo."
Cons: "La comida, es escasa y ridícula"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Poor services and customer support"

Pros: "Without letting me know to a bad one where I had no empty seat next to me I looked to my original seat was given to someone else"

Cons: "Hot cabin"

Cons: "1. The flights within the US and Canada was delayed. 2. The United Airline staff in San Francisco told me to pick up my luggage when I get to Seattle despite of the fact that my final destination was Vancouver. I questioned the staff about this ata this seemed odd, but he insisted that I pick up my luggage in Seattle. Upon arrival to Seattle I went to the baggage claim area to find out that my luggage was already put through to the connecting airline to Vancouver. This resulted in me having to go through a long line of passengers to do all of the security checks again to enter the international airport gates. This almost resulted in me missing my connecting flight to Vancouver. The only saving grace was that the flight was delayed by another hour. 3. Changes made on my connecting flights were only given to me during my check in at Auckland. My previous booking was Auckland -San Francisco - Portland - Vancouver. The boarding pass I was given in Auckland omitted Portland and was changed to Seattle. I was never informed about this by United Airlines. 4. United Airlines website NOT allowing me to log in using my e-mail."

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "We arrived safely at PDX"
Cons: "We left 3 hrs late, arrived very late at night, I did not get home until 2 a.m. There was no apology. There were no plugs for computers in the back of the plane and I got stuck between a fat person to my left and a fat person in front of me who leaned their seat back as far as possible. It was hideous."

Cons: "Se pusieron a darle mantenimiento al avión a la hora de salir cuando ya teníamos más de seis horas esperando el avión. Y esperamos una hora más ya sentados adentro. Eso estuvo fatal. Y sin comida de San José a Houston.. fataaal!"

Pros: "N/A due to them rerouting my itinerary."
Cons: "N/A due to them rerouting my itinerary."

Pros: "Clean comfortable, friendly service"

Pros: "Sleeping"
Cons: "One of the flighty attendents was extremely rude and aggressive. Very unpleasant."

Cons: "Again, seats are too close front to back."

Cons: "Sleeping in the airport"

Pros: "Comfortable."

Pros: "Updates on delays were helpful."
Cons: "2 out of 3 flights were delayed due to baggage scanning problems."

Cons: "The boarding process is ridiculously slow. Why not load from the back row first? Then you wouldn't have 150 people behind one slowpoke. You could cut the boarding process time by 90%."

Pros: "Nice"

Pros: "The helpfulness of the representative at HNL."
Cons: "Last minute 17 hr "delay" Screwed out of an entire day in Hawaii. Dream vacation ruined. No car, no hotel, no time to see Honolulu. Awful."

Pros: "Good service = being on time. The bar is low these days I guess, I was so pleasantly surprised that BOTH of my flights on my roundtrip using UNITED had no delays. Thank you!"
Cons: "Not everyone got to check their luggage (I made it though, so personally I am happy, but it was a close call and I really didn't want to have to wait at baggage claim.)"

Cons: "Legroom"

Pros: "SJO to Houston was excellent. Houston to Nashville was mediocre."

Pros: "Getting home."

Pros: "3 hous of waiting after our original departure time. Gave us free tv though so that's nice."

Pros: "Excellent as expected."

Pros: "Muy buen servicio"

Cons: "Missed connection due to under staff at customs (don't they know exactly how many people land at each time?) it was ridiculous, of course no help from anyone except "you can sleep on the floor if yoi want"????"

Pros: "The crews everyone was caring, respectful, and professional. I don't see anything to improve, they are that good, including the pilots!"
Cons: "I can't think of anything really."

Pros: "Easy to print ticket, United employees readily available."

Cons: "old plane and configuration in business"

Pros: "On time and people nice"
Cons: "Everything. Very good"

Pros: "Great!"

Cons: "It was delayed by 3 hrs"

Cons: "The tv and movie did not work"

Cons: "It was an enjoyable trip, no complaints whatsoever."

Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "Seats were fairly comfortable"
Cons: "Only one free snack option and I don't like ranch flavor. A bag of popped corn is $4"

Cons: "The seats didnt have a lot or room."

Cons: "Why does it take 45 minutes to board a plane? Way too long."

Pros: "3 seats shared by 2 psgngrs. Clear window."
Cons: "Couldn't give me a 1st class upgrade for NO reason??? I said "Please""

Cons: "Did not advise that the $30.00 Costa Rica exit fee was now included in the ticket price."

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