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Airports
Origin
Chicago
$251
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$251
$272
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$272
Destination
Sacramento
$251
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$251
Mon, Jan 22
ORD
SMF
4h 47m
Wed, Jan 31
SMF
ORD
4h 03m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 1
ORD
SMF
4h 47m
Mon, Feb 5
SMF
ORD
3h 59m
Trip: 5 days
4.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.3 Okay
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
SMF
Mediocre 2.0

I was unable to get this flight and rebooked onto a United flight that was denatured 4 hours.

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

ORD
SMF
Mediocre 3.0

I like the updated airplane were we all had our own Tv's to watch whatever we wanted

Had to switch planes twice late boarding food sucks it what to freaking hot in the plan seat where Uncomfy no freaking movie on our way back I'm not sure if I'll fly again with AA to many complains from people

JFK
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. From the plane to the awful delay and poor service.

Lack of communication. Old plane, no comfort and 6 HOURS DELAYED. Truly disappointed by the airline

DFW
PBI
Okay 5.6

Free movies, and crew were helpful once we were in the air

Gate agent did not start forcing check in, which caused delay in boarding. Ground crew did not stock aircraft until 20 minutes after scheduled departure time. and DFW did the usual 20 minute taxi and then 15 minute hold prior to take off.

Tue, Feb 6
ORD
SMF
4h 36m
Sat, Feb 10
SMF
ORD
4h 01m
Trip: 5 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
SMF
Good 6.0

Being on time no delays

A mm issue with the seating between travelers the flight attendants fid not check the right seats and these cause the whole argument happily one of the travelers decided to stop and just seat where did not belong or better said purchased ... people around where not happy to se this either but as educated people where just listening the whole argument going.....

ORD
SMF
Excellent 10.0

No bad weather, no bad experiences, all good.

Again, N/A

ORD
SMF
Okay 4.4

a gd fl

the flight attendant act like jail commanders.

ORD
SMF
Excellent 8.0

I got another window seat and the refreshments were good.

I wasnt able to recline my seat and not much leg room.

ORD
SMF
Good 6.0

Good service.

Plane was too hot and very little room from the seat in front of me to my seat.

Wed, Jan 17
ORD
SMF
8h 43m
Wed, Jan 24
SMF
ORD
8h 45m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
GSO
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Plane nice and comfortable

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

ZAG
CDG
Good 6.0

Old plane, bad food & old crew

Tue, Jan 23
ORD
SMF
4h 36m
Wed, Jan 31
SMF
ORD
3h 59m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 7
ORD
SMF
4h 47m
Mon, Feb 12
SMF
ORD
3h 59m
Trip: 6 days
4.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.3 Okay
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
GRU
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

The only decent point was the food. Not great but at least edible.

Since check in in São Paulo was a complete chaos. There were only 2 people helping on check in (in machines) and these people were still not helping people (like me) with questions about on how to do check in in those machines. On the other hand to dispatch the bags there were almost 8 attendants to receive the bags. Ridiculous! I’ve tried calling American Airlines and Latam several times to assign a seat for me and they swore there were only middle seats but I know how airlines work to make extra money on these seats. At the end, they only gave me a middle seat option and I had to take I.t of course. On the plane I realized there were dozens of empty seats and yet they made sure not give them to me or anyone else. Unbelievable! Unfortunately I still have to use AA on my way back to Brazil. After this, I’ll chose another airlines for sure. Also, the 3,4,3 arrangement is ridiculous: there’s no corridor space making people touching you everything someone passes by your seat. And boy! Those seats are so uncomfortable and there’s no way to incline the chair so you can even have a little rest (because it’s impossible to even sleep on those seats). The crew were simply doing their jobs! No pleasure! No smile! No engaging with anyone unfortunately! They looked miserable and I asked for water and the flight attendant NEVER brought me anything. Seriously! Water is free!

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

PHL
ATL
Okay 5.3

On time

Rude flight attendant

ORD
SMF
Mediocre 3.0

I like the updated airplane were we all had our own Tv's to watch whatever we wanted

Had to switch planes twice late boarding food sucks it what to freaking hot in the plan seat where Uncomfy no freaking movie on our way back I'm not sure if I'll fly again with AA to many complains from people

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

Wed, Mar 21
ORD
SMF
4h 40m
Tue, Apr 3
SMF
ORD
4h 04m
Trip: 14 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
SMF
Good 6.0

Being on time no delays

A mm issue with the seating between travelers the flight attendants fid not check the right seats and these cause the whole argument happily one of the travelers decided to stop and just seat where did not belong or better said purchased ... people around where not happy to se this either but as educated people where just listening the whole argument going.....

ORD
SMF
Okay 4.0

Crew was very nice and customer service oriented.

Seating, lack of leg room, no in-flight entertainment to even pay for, cost for said trip, food and drink costly.

ORD
SMF
Okay 4.3

Consistenty

ORD
SMF
Okay 4.4

a gd fl

the flight attendant act like jail commanders.

ORD
SMF
Good 6.0

Good service.

Plane was too hot and very little room from the seat in front of me to my seat.

Thu, Apr 19
ORD
SMF
7h 47m
Mon, Apr 23
SMF
ORD
8h 35m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

The staff is very friendly. Most pleasant airline I've flown with.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

Wed, Jan 24
ORD
SMF
4h 47m
Thu, Feb 1
SMF
ORD
4h 01m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 8
ORD
SMF
4h 47m
Mon, Feb 12
SMF
ORD
3h 59m
Trip: 5 days
4.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.3 Okay
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
PBI
Okay 5.6

Free movies, and crew were helpful once we were in the air

Gate agent did not start forcing check in, which caused delay in boarding. Ground crew did not stock aircraft until 20 minutes after scheduled departure time. and DFW did the usual 20 minute taxi and then 15 minute hold prior to take off.

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

ORD
SMF
Mediocre 2.0

I was unable to get this flight and rebooked onto a United flight that was denatured 4 hours.

JFK
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. From the plane to the awful delay and poor service.

Lack of communication. Old plane, no comfort and 6 HOURS DELAYED. Truly disappointed by the airline

Mon, Mar 26
ORD
SMF
4h 38m
Tue, Apr 3
SMF
ORD
4h 03m
Trip: 9 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
SMF
Okay 4.3

Consistenty

ORD
SMF
Excellent 8.0

I got another window seat and the refreshments were good.

I wasnt able to recline my seat and not much leg room.

ORD
SMF
Excellent 10.0

No bad weather, no bad experiences, all good.

Again, N/A

ORD
SMF
Excellent 8.0

Same as above. I miss the old days of magazines as some of us cannot pay for the Wi-Fi

You have very good crew people. There was a male flight Ttendant Chicago to Sac whoncalmlynand deftly handled a grouchy passenger People get testy on long uncomfortable flights. He handled this guy very well.

ORD
SMF
Okay 4.4

Flights from SMF to ORD to IND included on board flight entertainment at no cost. Flight from IND to ORD it was included. However from ORD back to SMF there was a fee. For the amount of money paid for the flight and for someone on a tight budget, this was extremely disappointing.

Mon, Jan 22
MDW
SMF
10h 00m
Wed, Jan 24
SMF
MDW
8h 49m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

The staff is very friendly. Most pleasant airline I've flown with.

AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

ZAG
CDG
Good 6.0

Old plane, bad food & old crew

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

Thu, Jan 25
ORD
SMF
4h 47m
Thu, Feb 1
SMF
ORD
4h 01m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 1
ORD
SMF
4h 47m
Tue, Mar 6
SMF
ORD
3h 59m
Trip: 6 days
4.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.3 Okay
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
ATL
Okay 5.3

On time

Rude flight attendant

ORD
SMF
Mediocre 2.0

I was unable to get this flight and rebooked onto a United flight that was denatured 4 hours.

ORD
SMF
Mediocre 3.0

I like the updated airplane were we all had our own Tv's to watch whatever we wanted

Had to switch planes twice late boarding food sucks it what to freaking hot in the plan seat where Uncomfy no freaking movie on our way back I'm not sure if I'll fly again with AA to many complains from people

JFK
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. From the plane to the awful delay and poor service.

Lack of communication. Old plane, no comfort and 6 HOURS DELAYED. Truly disappointed by the airline

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

Tue, Mar 27
ORD
SMF
4h 38m
Tue, Apr 3
SMF
ORD
4h 04m
Trip: 8 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
SMF
Okay 4.4

a gd fl

the flight attendant act like jail commanders.

ORD
SMF
Good 6.0

Being on time no delays

A mm issue with the seating between travelers the flight attendants fid not check the right seats and these cause the whole argument happily one of the travelers decided to stop and just seat where did not belong or better said purchased ... people around where not happy to se this either but as educated people where just listening the whole argument going.....

ORD
SMF
Okay 4.4

Flights from SMF to ORD to IND included on board flight entertainment at no cost. Flight from IND to ORD it was included. However from ORD back to SMF there was a fee. For the amount of money paid for the flight and for someone on a tight budget, this was extremely disappointing.

ORD
SMF
Excellent 9.0

Great crew, boarding process, drink service

No entertainment or food served on flight for free

ORD
SMF
Excellent 8.0

I got another window seat and the refreshments were good.

I wasnt able to recline my seat and not much leg room.

Wed, Jan 24
MDW
SMF
9h 33m
Wed, Jan 31
SMF
MDW
6h 16m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

Sat, Jan 27
ORD
SMF
4h 36m
Mon, Jan 29
SMF
ORD
3h 59m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
ORD
SMF
4h 40m
Mon, Apr 16
SMF
ORD
3h 58m
Trip: 13 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
SMF
Okay 4.4

Flights from SMF to ORD to IND included on board flight entertainment at no cost. Flight from IND to ORD it was included. However from ORD back to SMF there was a fee. For the amount of money paid for the flight and for someone on a tight budget, this was extremely disappointing.

ORD
SMF
Good 6.0

Being on time no delays

A mm issue with the seating between travelers the flight attendants fid not check the right seats and these cause the whole argument happily one of the travelers decided to stop and just seat where did not belong or better said purchased ... people around where not happy to se this either but as educated people where just listening the whole argument going.....

ORD
SMF
Excellent 10.0

No bad weather, no bad experiences, all good.

Again, N/A

ORD
SMF
Mediocre 2.0

Understandable they could not help about weather, but was terrible about keeping us updated.

ORD
SMF
Excellent 8.0

I got another window seat and the refreshments were good.

I wasnt able to recline my seat and not much leg room.

Mon, Jan 22
ORD
SMF
4h 47m
Tue, Jan 30
SMF
ORD
9h 02m
Trip: 9 days
4.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.3 Okay
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

ORD
SMF
Mediocre 2.0

I was unable to get this flight and rebooked onto a United flight that was denatured 4 hours.

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

YUL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

First time flyer with American airlines and the service was impeccable

Nothing to dislike

JFK
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. From the plane to the awful delay and poor service.

Lack of communication. Old plane, no comfort and 6 HOURS DELAYED. Truly disappointed by the airline

Sat, Jan 27
MDW
SMF
11h 00m
Wed, Jan 31
SMF
MDW
6h 16m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

The staff is very friendly. Most pleasant airline I've flown with.

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

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