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Average price round-trip

$913 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$834 or less

Good deal one-way

$670 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Chicago to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Avianca
Overall score based on 13,083 reviews
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Nice and clean"

Pros: "The food and entrainment good"
Cons: "The crew, and services"

Pros: "The crew was friendly, neatly manicured, and smiling. They made sure I was comfortable and answered any questions I had."
Cons: "Make sure to repeat announcements in English if possible for non-Spanish speaking passengers"

Pros: "We never too this flight as Avianca cancelled our original flight. Your partner in Airfare.com was absolutely zero help in helping us resolve the issue. They told me I had to contact Avianca directly to resolve the matter. The only flights they had available were on different days."
Cons: "I am still trying to get a refund from the airline for a flight that they knew I was never going to take. I will never use any sort of third-party service for booking anything again. What is the point using it if it will be zero help when I did not cause the changes that occurred??"

Cons: "Boarding could be more friendly and confortable."

Pros: "My seatmate was the only good thing on this flight."
Cons: "Boarding left a majority of passengers standing on the ramp for 10+ minutes. Business boarding seems non-existent. Lavatory had no facial tissue and ran out of tp. Service was meh. Hand towels were heated up wet wipes. Hardware was ancient. Enforcing safety rules was not a priority."

Pros: "Seat was comfortable but I bring pillows, crew was nice"
Cons: "Was very warm"

Cons: "The air conditioning was on full blast midway thru the flight. EVERYONE reached for jackets. Unacceptable."

Pros: "The crew members where extremely nice. I had traveling on business class, with a seat that gets flat, so I was able to sleep most of the flight"
Cons: "The plane had something and was delayed for 3 hours"

Pros: "It’s a short flight so no food or drinks"

Pros: "I was unable to board flight due to lack of suffiecnt Visa proof."

Pros: "Buisenss class cabin service"
Cons: "Entertainment"

Cons: "The airplane was too cold"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The fact that I lost my flight because website vayama changed my flight itinerary and didn't airlines know"

Pros: "food"
Cons: "the service at the airport was terrible. personal is not enough and also the avianca customer service is awful. I will never use that airline bedore"

Pros: "Food and intertainment was good"
Cons: "Zero comfort The restrooms were stincking urine The seats were so close to each other that I could barely move in mine next to the window I truly hate the experience from Lima to Rio. I’ll never ever do it again."

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I plugged in my headphones grateful to have a personal monitor for entertainment on the long flight. However, I couldn't hear the movie. So I definitely couldn't enjoy some music. The passengers on either side of me also did not have working headphone outlets either. With some jiggling and pushing the headphone set in violently, I could get some sound, but not clear."

Pros: "Overall"
Cons: "It was almost half an hour late to departure"

Pros: "Delayed my trip 10 hours"

Pros: "As always a good service on time"

Pros: "Good movies"
Cons: "The food but taking in consideration it was economic maybe it's not so bad"

Pros: "...!"
Cons: "Food wasn’t the best , the staff at the plane was ok ( not the best for overnight long flight) ,the plane keeped doing an annoying noice"

Pros: "Kidness"

Pros: "Same than the previous flight. I really enjoyed the trip."

Pros: "I liked the crew and the eatability the fly. I liked also the security the airline provide, the clean and the comfort."
Cons: "I just didn't liked the space between the chairs, Is to tight. For far way travel is very discomfort."

Pros: "After a 5 hr delayed in which the boarding and flying time get passing by without anyone acknowledging the constant delays, we had a safe and uneventful flight."
Cons: "No notification that there was a delayed until you checked at the counter. Rude attendants that would disregard questions regarding the delays and then offered $12 voucher for lunch as if they were doing us a favor. Our flight was delayed from 4pm until originally 7pm.. Then when 7pm came and went we had to continually ask at the counter, because no information was provided.. Kept being told just a few minutes until boarding and then when it was almost time to board, we couldn't because the flying crew was delayed going through security. SERIOUSLY.. wouldn't you think that after all the delays, the crew would have already been ready to board as soon as possible. For most of the passengers our delayed caused us to be at the airport for at least 8 hrs. Since they ask to check in at least 3 hrs. prior to departing... You tell me if $12 voucher is enough to hold off for 8 hrs. When a soft drink and a sandwich was at least $15.. and that was for the cheap ones. This was my first time flying Avianca and will be my last. At least AMERICAN AIRLINES gives flight vouchers even if they are only 2 hrs delayed. A $12 voucher is a JOKE.. and there were 3 of us in my family. And they acted as if they were giving you a free flight."

Pros: "Good entertainment selection."
Cons: "We had a 6 hour delay after traveling all day and being up all night. The actual flight, when we finally got on, was packed and uncomfortable. Our seats didn't recline and were very uncomfortable."

Cons: "5+ hours in the airport. They only had 2 people in the counter."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Aeromexico checked my bag and instead of un clicking the belt on my luggage to open it they cut it off. When I picked up my bag at baggage claim at my final destination they didn't close my luggage and my clothes were hanging out!! Ridiculous. Also th flight attendants were rude and unprofessional!!! The food on the plane made me gag, it smelled and looked disgusting."

Cons: "The vegetarian option of the meal wasn't good."

Pros: "The plane was ok"
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "It so bad to recheck at the airport. These people made people upset."

Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"

Cons: "I have to ask 4 times b4 I get what I want."

Pros: "Timing"
Cons: "I know the space for legs is not great, but in a flight this long, with a kid, and none of the TVs working... Not cool."

Pros: "Glad to get a good meal. And free entertainment."
Cons: "Seat was a little hard after 4hrs."

Pros: "There was nothing exceptional on Avianca's service on this service."
Cons: "Flight was delayed to perform some last minute maintenance work and crew wasn't very organized during the boarding procedures."

Cons: "Un servicio terrible, desde las filas de chequeo , salimos mas de una hora tarde y media , en un avión que tuvimos que salir a la pista, para adorarlo soy una persona con discapacidad y subir y bajar esas gradas para mi fue traumático, esta gente sobreviene sus vuelos . TERRIBLE experiencia con AVIANCA"

Cons: "No personal entertainment system."

Cons: "Attitude of the employees, organization of the airline, no assistance what so ever, lost baggage most terrible flight ever"

Cons: "Headphone jack didn't work correctly. Had to hold it in for as long as I wanted to listen to the tv"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "The second flight (Bogotá to Rio de Janeiro) was delayed about 3 hours. The crew mainly spoke Spanish and would not say what was going on unless you asked them. Food was okay and the Airline was completely unorganized. You can only pick your seat 24 hours prior your flight! Price is good but that's about it!"

Pros: "The service was very good. The boarding was fast and orderly. The flight left on time and arrived a few minutes early. The pilots are the best!!! Safety is the #1 priority for this airline!! I will continue to fly with Avianca!"
Cons: "Avianca uses the Airbus A318, which is an older model WITHOUT the headrest entertainment unit. Fortunately, I had my fully charged iPad so this wasn't an issue. Note: the A318 does not have USB ports. Also, avoid row 9, it's directly in front of the emergency exit doors and the seats don't recline."

Pros: "Once on the plane things worked fine. Security who inspected carry-on claimed certain items were "weapons" and confiscated our personal goods. These were not weapons. Between overbooking and theftvofbproperty, not a good day."
Cons: "Avianca overbooked the plane and failed to notify us in advance. While the agent ultimately found us seats on another flight that worked with our connecting US flight, it took a very long time. We were able to make the "new" flight only because other travelers let us cut to the front of the line. Very upsetting."

Cons: "There was no one in first class and they wouldn't let older people or pregnant women go there for more comfort. I think that is really greedy."

Cons: "The flight attendant didn't give me any solution to the problem I has with my seat"

Pros: "I had an emergency row seat, giving me more space."
Cons: "This was an older plane both SFO-SAL and SAL-SFO. The ride back had tv screens every 5 seats or so."

Pros: "The tin that the coffee came in."
Cons: "Almost missing my connecting flight since the gate was changed from 52a to 51. Nice people helped me find my next movements."

Cons: "I didn't like that the entertainment on board didn't work !!! They also stole two phones from my bags"

Pros: "Very attentive and engaging crew."
Cons: "really nothing!"

Cons: "Roomier"

Pros: "Flight attendants were amazing"

Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."

Cons: "Delta put me on an aisle rather than window I am broad shouldered and got pummeled throughout the flight by passengers and crew passing by Gal next to me fell asleep on my shoulder It was ok. She was attractive. :-)"

Pros: "The crew was great. Flight was on time. Although crowded, boarded went smoothly."
Cons: "Checking bags in Reno was a bit chaotic. Only one representative was there to assist when we arrived an hour before the flight. When others arrived to assist, people went directly to counter and were helped before those of us who had been waiting in line. My seat back screen did not work ."

Pros: "Good seating, great food, good service."

Pros: "Delta crew & flight were excellent no complaints!"
Cons: "We were stopped by the Delta crew checking tickets as we got on to the flight. They let a party of 7 with a small child cut us in line. They even allowed another traveler to board with them. We were a party of 8 w/ 2 people in wheelchairs. They would not allow us all on & said only one could accompany them both. They were also very rude and unorganized."

Cons: "At least one hour late"

Pros: "I liked the cookies and juice. The interactive screen to watch something. The cleanliness. The price. On time. The service. Thank you. The excitement of flying."

Cons: "Flight took off three hours late. After we boarded the plane, we had to sit on the plane for over three hours before we finally took off. When you’re on a flight that’s already 15 hours long, the last thing you want to do is sit on the plane for an extra three hours for nothing."

Cons: "They ran out of overhead space we had to check a carry on bag. My video monitor didn't work so that was disappointing."

Cons: "The bathrooms on the plane were soooooo tiny, and the logos on the bathroom doors didn't work well."

Pros: "The flight crew was so nice! Roomy seats and plenty of snacks!"

Pros: "The crew at the airport was very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "No food; not even offered water; I asked a Delta employee about our seats and she was very unprofessional (mind you I'm traveling with kids and my boarding pass said that seats were to be assigned at the gate)."

Pros: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos, please reimburse on the credit card"
Cons: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos of the studio and musicians"

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Staff is friendly and helpful"

Pros: "Chicken wrap was delicious."
Cons: "touch screen did not work."

Pros: "Very quick boarding process. There was no entertainment so I couldn't rate that."
Cons: "There should be a N/A option if there is no entertainment available."

Pros: "The free TV was nice."
Cons: "A tiny bag of pretzels is a stingy snack. Aeromexico gave us a croissant with two pieces of cheese,applesauce and a square of chocolate."

Cons: "767-400 with the old entertainment system. small screen with poor quality and a number of people's had to be reset multiple times."

Pros: "Not applied"
Cons: "Not applied"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Got upgraded to 1st / Business class."
Cons: "Due to weather the power outage in ATL, the flight out of PHL was delayed by about 30 minutes. No movies. No meals."

Pros: "The boarding didn’t take long at all. The staff and crew were very pleasant and polite. Everything was done in a timely manner."
Cons: "Well you get what you pay for so I’m not really complaining here. The economy seating was a bit cramped. I’m 6 foot and it was not comfortable for me. I can only imagine how it eould be for people taller and bigger than me. Flight was too short for meas. Snacks were good though."

Pros: "I like Delta. They are organized and professional. They treat traveler with dignity."

Pros: "If you're willing to pay the upgrade, the entertainment system and ear buds should be in working order! Seats still uncomfortably narrow and audio system on plane should be audible!"

Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."

Pros: "It was good"

Pros: "Layout of aircraft"
Cons: "Couldn't find USB port."

Pros: "Flight attendants were extremely nice to my baby and me. Didn't feel rushed. Nice variety of snacks."

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

Pros: "Martha was wonderful"

Cons: "Delayed flight, mechanical"

Pros: "One male attendant from the first class cabin - super sweet and attentive to our needs even tho we're not seating in the premium cabin"
Cons: "Junior attendants in economy comfort seat - so lazy and whiny!"

Pros: "Left reasonably on time, arrived a bit early, able to find overhead storage for my roll-on, even boarding in Zone 3"
Cons: "Very tightly packed; minimal comfort for the flight."

Pros: "The bathrooms were incredible dirty. I take longhaul flys very often and Delta definitely has the dirtiest I've seen! Bathrooms were very dirt on both flys (from and back to Rio)."

Pros: "absolutely nothing"
Cons: "no food while waiting flight cancelled and no vendors open in the airport, stood in line for 4 hours only to be told no flights available, wasn't asked if they could feed me, put me up in a hotel, absolutely no compensation for me not being able to see my son graduate in the Air Force."

Cons: "Delayed 12 hours"

Cons: "Lost luggage, 4 hours late, missed connection, had to re check in, etc."

Pros: "As a frequent flyer, I get picky. Crew was awesome. Helpful and friendly. The wifi was horrendous and wouldn't connect"

Cons: "Airplane seats and floor area and tray tables were not cleaned properly"

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I didn't get my luggage with me when I arrived to casablanca as I lived 4 hours away from the casablanca. I have to come back the next day to get my luggage. I was very mad about it.plus I noticed one of my luggage has been damaged so now I have to buy another one because I can t use it. It was disgusting."

Pros: "Plane was comfortable"
Cons: "In order to leave airport on time (plane came in late) they claimed overhead space was full and that remainder boarding passengers had to check their bags. (Bags to be picked up in baggage claim) When walked into plane saw plenty of overhead space for carryons!"

Pros: "The flight crew was nice and polite. They served drinks and snacks in a timely manner while on the flight."
Cons: "Flight was scheduled to leave early, the plane arrived, but they couldn't turn the plane around fast enough. We left the gat late, then pilot said we would still be arriving half an hour early. We arrived about 45 minutes late, and that was a problem because our connecting flight was due to depart now in 15 minutes. Lightning forced the airport to shutdown, which was great, we had a chance to catch our flight, but we were stuck in the airplane, and we couldn't get to our gate until the all-clear. I know this is not Delta's fault, but they did arrive quite late on a flight that, according to them, would be early. They also never communicated to the other flight that there were several passengers catching that connection. So by the time we had ran to catch our connection they had closed the ramp. Lightning hit again, and they shutdown the airport once again, so the airplane was still at the gate for about an hour, and they did not allow the 20+ passengers to board that plane, which was right there. So frustrating. The only thing that saved it was that our new flight was the new airbus, and although it left an hour and a half later, the comfort level was phenomenal."

Pros: "attendant and gate crew were very pleasant. Once the paperwork mess was corrected we did not have to wait in line to take off"
Cons: "Sat on the plane at the gate for close to an hour. Very warm It was quite a while before they told us that paperwork had been done wrong. More waiting. Plane was late by 30 minutes arriving"

Pros: "Flew in past no problem this trip seats were very close when person in front reclined his chair it touched my knees. Not enough leg room."
Cons: "Not enough leg room, knees hurt difficult to sleep. Also booked flight 3 months in advance so we could sit together as family. At gate they put my husband 20 rows separate from us. Surprised by this, I thought Delta was a better airline. Staff on plane was courteous and worked hard for entire trip."

Pros: "i didn't get on the plane"
Cons: "flight was delayed, so i would have missed connection in NYC. Delta agent said she could get me to boston the next day, in the afternoon. i drove my rental car to boston that night, instead of flying"

Pros: "Boarding was efficient and plane was on time."
Cons: "Seats were old and dated and there was no entertainment offered."

Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable but other than that it was wonderful!"

Pros: "Very friendly service and very helpful even though there is a language difference, they were great in making me feel comfortable."

Pros: "Roomy seats."
Cons: "One bathroom had a faulty toilet. The other had a door that would not lock. Some seat back pockets were in bad shape."

Pros: "Everything. They try so hard to accommodate regardless of class."
Cons: "Planes are equipped with old entertainment screens. Not a big deal though as you bring your own entertainment now a days."

Pros: "puntual with great service"

Cons: "Ordered a vegetarian meal and did not receive if"

Pros: "Service was good"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very old, uncomfortable airplane. Business class is a joke. Cabin temperature Was either too cold or too hot"

Pros: "Everything was great!"

Pros: "Every time I fly or my son-in-law connect through there it is the wonderful. We've never had such painless connections ever!"
Cons: "Was surprised warm beverages weren't served. A coffee would have been nice."

Pros: "Good servoe"
Cons: "No WIFI connection movie selections"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. I ordered Kosher meals, but they did not have any available, so I pretty much watched everyone else eat while I couldn't."

Pros: "copa is punctual with the flights and offer a good service in the air."

Pros: "Service was excellent"

Pros: "Es la Primera vez qué vuelo con Uds. Me gusto La amabilidad del personal. Sigan así no cambien."
Cons: "Uds deberían llamar primero a Los grupos finales, ejemplo 5 ó 6 para evitar incomodidades por el pasillo."

Pros: "The crew was great the food and service"
Cons: "For a 5 hour plus flight would have liked a more updated cabin with a charging station for electronic devices and possibly an entertainment center"

Pros: "Evrything fine!!!"
Cons: "No whell chair wait for me only this!!"

Pros: "Great crew from Chicago to Panama City. Accommodating and attentive."
Cons: "Ah, the usual airline stuff that we just have to live with."

Pros: "All. A lot better. Of. Any. USA are line"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "The crew was really nice"
Cons: "There weren’t good options on food, and even it’s a 5 hours flight there was not internet or screen on the chairs."

Pros: "They provide any of your requests is they have it"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Crew was courteous, and very polite."

Pros: "Wouldn’t let me on the flight."
Cons: "After checking in via the mobile app, the front desk said they didn’t have me registered therefore didn’t know I was coming despite being at the gate well before the flight departed. Additionally, Kayak made it extremely difficult to consult with the issue. Very dissatisfied with the whole experience."

Pros: "Short flight and thankfully I slept a bit."
Cons: "The stewardesses just say in their area. Never offered extra coffee or drinks. No snacks. Food was pathetic."

Pros: "Friendly service, food and drink included, and free luggage. Seats had limited leg room, but otherwise comfortable. Would select this airline again!"

Cons: "Older plane with less room from Chicago to Panama, but other than that everything was great."

Pros: "Seats didn't recline, entertainment was poor."

Pros: "Free food and Cocktails!! On time and quick boarding. My first flight with Copa Airlines, won't be my last!!"

Pros: "Duration of flight."
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Hice el webcheck in y aun asi me pusieron de ultimo en toda línea, entiendo que habian los que se quedaron del dia anterior, pero puso estrés en mi, también salimos tarde, y mas valijas se quedaron en Chicago y en lugar de mandarlas a mi casa, tuve que viajar 3 hours al aeropuerto y recogerlas yo misma despues que me habían dicho que las mandarían."

Pros: "Great crew, always on time,"
Cons: "Older plane with limited first class features (no foot rest and limited reclining), old entertainment system (no personalized entertainment screen per seat)."

Pros: "Service of crew excellent. On time and good arrival. Web check in let me pick my seat. And nice stewardesses"

Pros: "Service."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Flight was on time and affordable."
Cons: "No drinks were served in first 2 hours, and meal was very small. Also no customs forms were handed out in the flight, so it too a while in the airport to fill it out."

Pros: "Great service."

Pros: "Liked the dairy free options for the meal."
Cons: "Didn't have an individual tv to watch movies on, or cell phone charger. Given the price however, this was acceptable."

Pros: "plane was comfortable"
Cons: "Flight attendants weren't very polite."

Pros: "Comfortable leg room Friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Very limited food options, International flights have poor entertainment options, Very old seats and covers gave a very dull impression"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats: on one leg (Panama to Mexico City) the seats are just like in Economy class, only a wider and more legg-room. But no FOOT REST, which is essential in a long flight. Laniding in Mexico was via a staircase and a bus (no fault of Copa). Reservation via BOOKING turned out to be a problem (could not make changes in flights). I had to do it via "influence", a pain in the neck."

Pros: "They had a vegetarian pasta option and the crew is always friendly!!!!"
Cons: "We were an hour late arriving. Boarding was slow."

Pros: "Food and drinks."
Cons: "Bad entertainment selection and screen."

Cons: "I was forced/tricked to check my instrument on the boarding gate when what i really asked for is for the crew to take it o tha plane or for them to let me take it on carry on. Someone lied to me and then they checked in with the loggage"

Cons: "Not enough smiling from the crew"

Pros: "The staff was professional and friendly, easily switching languages to suit the clients. The pkane was clean, tge flight smooth and the food surprisingly good for airline food."
Cons: "All was goid"

Pros: "Lisa Gilliard attended to us in business class. She was efficient, professional and top notch. Service was excellent under her leadership."

Pros: "Everything!."
Cons: "Nothing at all."

Pros: "Yes all good"

Pros: "Liked the crew and video"
Cons: "We didn't get any food vouchers even tho we had to wait an extra hour and a half to board the plane because the pilot didn't show up"

Pros: "I loved the food and the flight attendants' customer service. It was awesome and they were very nice."
Cons: "That I almost was left without food because the flight attendant passed by me because I was sleeping . Although it my fault because it's not fair to wake a passages up. But for food I think it is fair."

Pros: "they had a vegetarian meal for me :)"

Pros: "Everything was great. Easy boarding great comfortable seating and friendly efficient stewardship"

Cons: "Boarding was a little chaotic. Could have been more organized."

Pros: "staff was amazing, entertainment great, dasani sparkling lime water tasty, very clean and reasonably comfortable"
Cons: "the breakfast was made of 90% sugar - this was very disappointing."

Pros: "Everything was on time!"

Pros: "I got the vegetarian meal I asked for."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, because of the boarding process with immigration"

Pros: "This flight left about 90 minutes late again due to weather issues. The crew was excellent which made this long flight enjoyable."

Pros: "Staff extremely friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Old plane with no individual tv screens!!! Didn't know these planes still existed!"

Pros: "Extra blanket and pillow. Empty seat to sleep in. Fairly clean interior for the most part."

Pros: "Flight attendants were nice"
Cons: "The seats were incredibly uncomfortable. There was no leg room and 122 of the space below the seat in front of me was taken up by a metal box attached to the seat. I couldn't put both feet under the seat in front of me. The food was bad tasting and overly processed. We were fed a lean cuisine. The entertainment was from mounted tv's in the aisle. At this point, all planes crossing the ocean should have individual tvs for a customer to watch. They had this 15 years ago, how do they not have it now."

Pros: "All good! Nice staff. Easy travel."

Pros: "The crew was very efficient and friendly while handling everyone. Flight was smooth, food was good. I went to the wrong terminal and did not know that the advertised finair flight was actually American Airlines, the AA ticket counter attendant went all out to make sure I made it to the gate. All this with less than an hour before departure."
Cons: "I went to the wrong terminal, the email ticket had finair in large print and in smaller print indicated American. Luckily I was able to literally run and make my flight. Would be better to more clearly indicate actual airline."

Cons: "Small seats, no wifi, no chargers, terrible entertainment."

Pros: "Once we got on the plane, everything was pretty standard"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 5 hours."

Cons: "This made the check in process extremely frustrating and confusing. Traveling with my elderly dad who had to squeeze between two large men for 7 hours because people who actually booked the airline got priority seating. We had to pay an extra $500 to upgrade to comfortable seats. Not pleased w Kayak."

Pros: "I did not have a seat! Waiting for people to give up their seats!"

Cons: "Poor entertainment, wifi option. Overhead lighting was on entire flight. AA flight attendants were over it. A bad experience"

Cons: "Old plane with no plug-ins and outdated media."

Cons: "The plane was very outdated and the food was poor. Flight attendants were very rude."

Pros: "it was a reasonably priced flight, so I guess having to put up with the delay and a cramped plane is what you should expect"
Cons: "the fact that we were delayed for over 3 hours (mechanical? then switched plane). The plane itself was really cramped - I realize you have to put up with that on domestic flights, but international, really??? American should figure out other ways to cut costs."

Pros: "finally made it to our destination"
Cons: "our flight was delayed 3 hours, they finally changed planes, and the one we took for a trans-Atlantic flight was cramped, poor service on the plane, all-in-all an uncomfortable flight - I've had much better on other carriers, and won't be likely to use American Airlines again :("

Pros: "Not much to like, plus we were late"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, no in-seat or personalized entertainment."

Pros: "Staff on the plane were nice."
Cons: "5 hour delay, fear of cancellation ruining a trip planned for years, not feeling we were told what was happening, series of delays extending decision time, unappetizing sandwiches during delay."

Pros: "An agent found me a window seat for the Chicago-Barcelona leg of the trip with extra leg room. That was amazing. Also, the lost luggage assistant for American Airlines was super helpful and nice. Also, the 787 (I think that was the Chicago-Barcelona craft) was a very enjoyable airplane. It was super smooth. It had high tech windows that adjusted the amount or type of light that could filter through the windows depending on the settings."
Cons: "When I arrived in Barcelona my Bag went missing. It showed up an two hours after my flight landed."

Pros: "Nice head rest (although it did not stay bent at angle, so could actually rest against it)."
Cons: "Think it is ridiculous that I had to pay so much to select a seat ahead of time, and it was just a regular seat. I can understand for extra legroom or exit row, but for a regular seat, that is ridiculous. Then there was a fee to change priority boarding, so I could ensure I was able to have my carry-on with me, instead of risk having it go underneath."

Pros: "Free alcohol and good passenger friends and friendly service."
Cons: "No outlets for phones"

Pros: "Food on time. Good Food. Good Entertainment like watching movies. Top priority for Diabetes or any other patients."
Cons: "Little guidelines for new comers especially while changing the flights."

Pros: "Flight was on time. Smooth flight."
Cons: "In flight entertainment was below expectations"

Pros: "The American Air crew was great very attentive and they pass out free drinks"
Cons: "The 787 is tight and when the fight is 7 plus hours it tends to ware on you"

Pros: "All the movies"
Cons: "Legroom"

Pros: "Very nice plane with a good entertainment system."
Cons: "The flight attendants seemed almost angry. Banging trays,. bumping carts into nearly every row and even skipping some rows on drink service."

Cons: "The flight left almost 6 hours late, and the delay was not directly due to weather. Another flight from and to the same airports left as scheduled 3 hours before this one finally left."

Pros: "The crew were exceptionally friendly and helpful. They made the negatives about the flight much more bearably be their excellence service whether during boarding, in flight, or after landing."
Cons: "I booked the flight originally through british airways and expected your standard, modern plane for cross atlantic travel. Boarding to find myself on a 767 designed (and likely built) in the 80s was rather disappointing."

Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."

Pros: "Crew was excellent but it was literally the most uncomfortable plane ride I have ever been. There was even an empty seat in the middle and I couldn't sleep at all. The seats were super shOrr and the headrests sucked"

Cons: "My flight was actually processed under American Airlines. Oddly, the confirmation email stated it was Finnair."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Cramped seats. Entertainment system outdated"

Pros: "Efficient boarding. Plane clean. Seats lean back far but that being said the individual in front of you ends up in your lap."
Cons: "As night went on a couple of the flight attendants in the premium cabin seats with standard legroom appeared grumpy and short with patrons. No gluten free options. In flight entertainment and reading lights not working for my dad or I. A long flight for that to be out."

Cons: "Plane was too old, flight attendants were rude"

Pros: "The departure time. This left enough time to get to the airport and go through security without rushing!"
Cons: "Sitting in the middle Paying for luggage ( I wish Southwest flew out of ORD)"

Cons: "No complaints."

Cons: "Boarding seemed extremely unorganized. Crew skipped group 2 when calling groups to board, resulting in a mad rush."

Cons: "Due to two flight delays, I traveled an additional 24 hours, on top of my 20 hour original flight. Albuquerque Airline staff were rude, dismissive, incompetent, and each individual I spoke with gave me wildly differing information. The two delays (leading to approximately 48 hours of travel) would have been stressful enough, but the callous, ignorant and unprofessional attitudes of American Airlines staff (and staff in general at Chicago O'Hare Airport) really disappointed me. This was even more striking compared with the professional service I received from British Airways (from whom I purchased the tickets). I was ashamed that my country could lag so far behind in terms of basic customer service and problem solving."

Cons: "Requested for wheelchair assistance but none provided?!!"

Pros: "Seats had enough room. Inhad been worred they'd be too close since iwas the middle of a 5 person row."
Cons: "The boarding was terirble. We were over and hr late take off and it was very hot boarding and it took a long time. Also the air was so dry i got a nose bleed."

Pros: "I was served breakfast and lunch/dinner"
Cons: "Trying to sleep in an airport is near impossible"

Pros: "Timing and transit time was excellent"

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Food was horribe and no dedicated tv per seat"

Cons: "They cancelled the flight and put me to fly the next day"

Cons: "overcharges"

Pros: "The econmy class seat was just fine for a cross atlantic flight from Chicago to Paris and I am almost 60! Good entertainment and service. Seats were comfortable. Language was not a barrier. Good value because it was non-stop and a no hassle plane changing circus! Thanks."
Cons: "Food was airline style and could have used some fresh fruits and bakery goods. But overall it was very passable."

Pros: "The crew and captain were amazing dealing with us during a terrible, late night delay. They constantly kept us updated about what was happening and were constantly walking around to ensure all of our needs were met."
Cons: "The plane was absolutely horrible. Two bathrooms and the in-flight entertainment did not work as well as most reading lights. A door sensor wasn't working correctly which cost us another hour of waiting for a technician to come and repair/reset the sensor."

Cons: "No help, and after hold of 45 min, representative hang up on me. I lost a ticket because of very bad customer service!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Over 4 hours of delays including on plane then everyone was kicked off. We waited more and they cancelled the whole flight and everyone had to scramble to get on anything available. I lost 28 hours of my vacation. They put us in a scary hotel in Chicago. I received a $200 voucher for further flights that doesn't even cover the cost of my unrefundable expenses such as car, hotel and tickets that were lost on my vacation."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats and lights left on so I couldn't sleep."

Pros: "There was a good entertainment system with a lot of new options."
Cons: "My itinerary said I fly on Brussels Airlines on a specific flight number. I went to the international terminal to discover it is not there. I then asked multiple aiport staff members if they heard of Brussels Airlines and they said they did not. One person said it may be terminal 1, so I went there based on very little information and with hopes it would be there. I got to terminal 1 to discover there is no Brussels Airlines. I walked to Lufthansa because my return flight is through them, but it was not there either. At this point I have 45 min to make it through security and board, and no one can tell me where Brussels Airlines is. The good news is the flight was delayed, and I got an email from United Airlines with the flight status. This is the first time I was contacted by United and there was a completly different flight number than the itinerary. United should be more clear on the airline and terminal information for international flights!"

Pros: "was upgraded"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "small video monitor"

Pros: "Didn't think my seat was too comfortable. Had to sit on my neck pillow. But flight was on time. Crew friendly."

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Horrible plane, old and not comfortable at all. Little entertainment to choose from and the technology on the plane was horrible. No healthy food options, won't fly United internationally again"

Pros: "That transportation was available in Chicago."
Cons: "No problems."

Pros: "Boa 're ding good"
Cons: "Lights on in plane all time american keeps lights dim so people rest"

Pros: "Lufthansa fueron súper amables. Todo bien agradable. Buena comida."

Pros: "On time, courteous & caring flight attendant & desk staff. Unable to understand pilot or first officer's PA announcements...language & microphone issues. Airplane is severely cramped so flight was uncomfortable."
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "All services where very good from check in to arrival In L.A."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like."

Pros: "The older planes of United Airlines could use some remodeling. The entertainment system with controls in the middle of the arm rest where the elbow rests is such a bad idea, didn't even bother with this crappy unintuitive system. It was annoying and flashy with bright advertisements or something popping up on a night time flight just sooooooo annoying, turning it off was not intuitive and had to ask the flight attendants how to turn it off during their very busy work of handing out packages with five miniature pretzels and drinks to the passengers, was happy to get a whole cab of juice to myself though."

Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "Food."

Cons: "How they canceled one of my flights just as I landed at my layover for that flight when I look back at Boston they had a direct flight ready for my destination. Very poor management I was stuck in Chicago with no money or food for hours then after they start boarding for my new flight they tell me that I may not be able to get on even with ticket in hand. It was a joke and very stressful"

Pros: "The gate at the Chicago airport was well designed. There was a line for each boarding group, and you could line up early. This is particularly effective for some Asian flights, which can sometimes be chaotic with many different nationalities all lining up."

Pros: "I broke my arm and all of the gate agents were wonderful trying and succeeding in getting me A seats for my comfort."

Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "United chamged our arrival gate without a crew to man the jet way. So we sat for 20 mins this missing our connection flight."

Pros: "Good selection of entertainment."

Pros: "Flight from Calgary to Chicago was excellent!"

Pros: "-Complimentary Snack and beverage -Can pick your seats when booking -Changing Tables in restrooms -Entertainment options -Early boarding for families with small children"
Cons: "-Free Soda but charged for water -Had confirmed seats but then our party with 2 toddlers got split up -Semi convenient( rather small could hardly fit a 1 year old) changing table but then flight attendants threw a fit when a stinky diaper was changed in there. -Had to have special programs on device to even play anything, thought I had everything on for return flight to watch movies but nope still needed something extra Wifi only works for United App and Website -Waiting in the shorter line to preboard with our 2 toddlers only to be cut off by a Global Travel Program(?) family with 15+ people"

Pros: "Bigger plane more smooth ride the pizza was excellent"
Cons: "The running to the next plane in 15 min because of the delay the landing was hard"

Pros: "The flight attendant was really Nice"
Cons: "The agent at the gate were not helpful, we somehow got seats at opposite ends of the plane. Rowm17 and row 40."

Pros: "United got me from point A to point B"
Cons: "Crew was rude, not just to me, but to other patrons. Flight was packed going and the man scanning boarding passes spoke to those of us asking simple questions as if we were stupid and defiant. Was he a prison guard in his previous job? On the way to Newark, I had an aisle seat. One of the stewardesses blazed by me with a cart ramming it into my shoulder without so much as a, "sorry." I'm not a big woman but maybe as I dozed off I leaned over a bit...There is no way she didn't feel her cart hit me. Rudeness, it seems is a part of the culture at United because the flight attendants coming back squeezed past the long line for the bathroom without saying, "excuse me." They did however, say, "I need to get by," and one of them brushed by the gentlemen sitting next to me and bumped his laptop and coffee. Overall it seems that the crew working these particular United flights have forgotten that we pay hard earned money to fly. Some of us are going on vacation, to see loved ones, and some are flying to deal with unpleasant circumstances. The staff may fly several times a day, but most passengers do not. There's a lot of prep and anxiety, that goes into taking a flight and a surly flight crew multiplies that anxiety. No one wants to fly with a crew that hates their job."

Pros: "The flight itself was ok."
Cons: "They have lost my bags. I won't receive them till Friday."

Pros: "It was uneventful during the flight."
Cons: "It was very late due to weather in Chicago so we missed our train in Paris. But otherwise great flight."

Pros: "The flight overall was great, easy to board and de-board, and a smooth process from start to finish."
Cons: "Connecting to the in-flight wi-fi to watch movies and tv shows was nearly impossible."

Pros: "Loved that it was an empty flight"

Pros: "The service was good"

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, helpful staff at the ticket counter."
Cons: "Unable to check into both legs of my flight even though Air Canada used United for the first leg."

Pros: "The crew was doing their work well."
Cons: "At the boarding gate over 30 people were in line to get a seat number. I thought I had successfully selected my aisle seat online but was arbitrarily given a middle seat. I tend to use the washroom often. I had to climb over a sleeping passenger many times, without waking him up. One gentleman had some serious problems there but it was clear he was not getting any resolution. he was obviously very very frustrated. Syrupy sweet noodles?"

Cons: "Two hour delay for start of engines.. Not enough chichen and pasta was not good"

Pros: "The flight was a head of schedule and very smooth."
Cons: "It was freezing cold. I was wearing a sweater and was freezing."

Pros: "I have metal leg braces. The staff was helpful getting me from terminal to terminal. They were very helpful."
Cons: "Having a leg brace makes difficult I am blessed I can move a little without them. I had to move a short distance without my brace. No place to put it back on."

Cons: "i missed my flight because my flight left Toronto late"

Pros: "Pilot was very happy and friendly! Very informative throughout flight."
Cons: "On the return home, I was seated in the last row right next to the lavatory. I was bumped into at least 40 times by other passengers and flight attendants."

Pros: "not a damn thing"
Cons: "Weather delays are a typical part of travel. What's not typical are 5+ hour delays and sitting on the tarmac and watching your connection take off without you. First Class seats morphed into Economy center seats the next day, with nary a hotel room in sight. Thanks for nothing."

Cons: "The flight was very hot and uncomfortable!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "This flight never happened it continued to get canceled and canceled!!"

Cons: "seats were very uncomfortable"

Cons: "We got on board, waited 20 minutes. Capt said it was a bad reverser, and we were waiting on paperwork for 15 minutes. Long story short, they make us leave the plane after 2.5 hours. Then we wait in the airport for another 2.5 hours. I missed my connection and spent 10 hours in Chicago."

Pros: "The flight attendant finally took care of it after I complained a couple of times."
Cons: "That you changed our seats, and, that there was no room in any of the overhead bins. So, the flight attendant told me that I needed to fight my way through the people coming toward me back up the aisle and check every overhead bin all the way back up to see if there was room for my one suitcase. Others had brought more than one bag up there. Finally they checked my one carry on bag. The ride was also really bumpy, worst that we've ever experienced. But that was due to weather conditions."

Pros: "The flight attendant was great! Pleasant, polite and professional!"
Cons: "The flight from ORD to ABE was on a plane with expired maintenance logs or inspections? We were delayed 2 hours in arriving for what seemed like a pilots lax in paperwork. But what does a customer expect from an airline who knows they that customer by the balls?"

Pros: "We were tossed into the last row; I had no leg room and was constantly being bumped by people using the rest rooms. As a result it was a sleepless flight."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "I was informed today that one of my checked bags was picked up by another customer who eventually realized it was not her bag. She brought it back to the airport and refused to turn over the bag until the airport compensated her. (How this happened I have no idea because I stood right by the entrance of the baggage claim and never saw the bag come out). The customer refused to return the bag until the police became involved at which point she agreed to write a note confirmed she did not steal anything. The bag then needs to be sent to me in 2 days and I'll have to verify myself that indeed nothing was taken from the bag. I'm very concerned how this individual came to be in possession of my bag considering, again, I stood right at the entrance of the baggage claim conveyor belt from the time it started to when it ended. As a result, this experience really made me feel frustrated and violated."

Cons: "They knew we were on our way to the connection. They told us to run, we did. We were not aloud on the plane. Caused 10 hours of flight delays and cancelled flights because they could not wait 2 minutes.... Horrible experience."

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