Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Columbia to Virginia
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "The ground crew worked really hard to get us going."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1.5 hours."
Pros: "How fast we borad the airplane the sever was good and nice respectful"
Cons: "Just speed up little fast unload the airplane"
Cons: "Taxi time to gate was almost half hour."
Pros: "I've been flying Spirit lately to save money, so know that this is my comparison. American Airlines staff were friendly and helpful, the website was easy to use for things such as changing seats and adding bags, and I really appreciate the updates from AA via email and text. I appreciate the snack."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "The delays due to software"
Pros: "Excellent crew (not bossy, obnoxious and officious like UA), on-time, easy boarding."
Cons: "Nothing. This was an excellent flight."
Cons: "The flight was canceled; why allow booking for a flight you plan to cancel. Ruined my plans and reason for flying."
Pros: "Nice personnel"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "The seats"
Cons: "The wifi signup process not seemless with Android."
Pros: "Great classical music selection, great entertainment program. Unfortunately, not working for all, system was re booted but didn't work for all but for me"
Cons: "The special meal I requested was not available"
Pros: "The flight itself was about as average as any other flight. At least all our luggage made it from the incoming flight from Key West to join us in Charlotte. That was our final destination but most of the passengers were making additional connections."
Cons: "The boarding went like the plane was ready to leave on time, except it didn't. There was a delay because the flight crew came from another arriving flight, so they had to go through the full pre-flight checklist. Then there was a "minor maintenance issue" that couldn't be fixed right away because it was "shift change" for the maintenance crews. Eventually they arrived and fixed whatever, while everyone was getting texts and alerts that kept delaying the departure by 15-minute intervals. Over an hour (while sitting in a warm plane) after the original scheduled departure, we left the gate, sat on the taxiway a while, then took off. Cabin crew only had cookies and drinks, no other snacks or food. All anyone got was an apology for the extended delay."
Cons: "No one knew what was going on. We boarded late, then sat there for 40 minutes with no communication, then we had to de-plane. But they couldn't get the jet way to work, so it took forever."
Cons: "AA cancelled my direct flight, booked me on flights thru Dallas and did not notify me"
Cons: "Crew do not know what kind of menu they have. We had white fish moqueca, rice was uncooked. Moqueca was flavored Boarding was very confused, we bought premium economy, on advertising we could check-in on business class, no specific line for business or economic, only separated line for first clas"
Cons: "The plane was delayed almost two hours and we had to deplane about a 3 minute walk to the airport in the rain. What I’ve come to expect from American Airlines unfortunately"
Pros: "My favorite part was after we all got off, the man helping everyone get their luggage said take one down and pass it down if it’s not yours. It was genius!"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "One of my pieces of luggage was not on my flight. The gate agent was difficult to understand. It was her nasal accented English that was the problem."
Pros: "Totally fine"
Cons: "It was fine"
Pros: "On time. Jet rather than a turbo-prop plane. Quick flight."
Cons: "Somewhat haphazard boarding. Not even a cookie for a snack."
Pros: "Really friendly crew"
Pros: "Attendants were so nice as kind"
Pros: "food and service by the crew"
Pros: "I arrived at my destination at least! Good crew and decent food but that’s the least I can expect from an 8 hour flight."
Cons: "Very old plane. Had the screens every 4-5 aisles. No control over the entertainment. Very uncomfortable seats, but so are almost every other airlines. The worst part about this flight was that I traveled with my girlfriend and when I went to check in, 24 hours before, there were only single seats left and there were so many open seats together that were considered “preferred” and had to pay $80 for just one “preferred” seat just so we can sit together on an 8 hour long flight. The seat didn’t even have any extra legroom or anything, it was a normal seat. American Airlines is just trying to squeeze money out of anything they can."
Cons: "My husband is 6'5" and sitting next to him the whole flight was barely bearable."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Small, loud plane with cramped seats. No hot beverage service."
Cons: "AC didn't work and no beverage service or WiFi"
Cons: "Staff was rude and accoutable for delayed flight and lightning striking plane while we were in the air"
Pros: "have been forced to check in my carry-on bag and waiting to pic it up at the baggage area, resulted that I missed my train"
Cons: "boarding, smooth flight, e-pass option"
Cons: "Unexplained 45-minute delay on second flight."
Cons: "Plane was late because of malfunctioning jetway"
Pros: "WHAT FOOD.,,,,,,.AA DOSE NOT FEE US OR HAVE ANY ENTERTAINMENT,"
Cons: "NOTHING AA IS JUST AS BAD AS FIJI AIRWAYS"
Pros: "Everything went very smoothly & I plan to book more trips on Kayak in the future."
Pros: "I got home."
Cons: "Waited 1 hour on the plane with no explanation."
Pros: "A value for the money."
Cons: "Again, narrow seats and hard."
Pros: "The flight between WA D.C. And Phoenix went well. Very nice staff, orderly onboarding"
Cons: "Arrived in Phoenix and hurried to my next gate for the flight to Palm Springs only to discover a delay in the flight. No marguees were updated, no explanation just the plane had not arrived. Soon after we were told of a gate change, the marquee then said the flight would not arrive until 11 pm it is a one hour flight, so we actually arrived at 10 pm."
Pros: "Departed on time arrived a little early"
Cons: "Seats were not as comfortable as other flights I've been on."
Pros: "Staff werected all very helpful and and pleasant. Pilot navigated a smooth line."
Cons: "Nothing stands out"
Pros: "The fact that I was finally put in the plane at the last minute"
Cons: "The fact that I was confirmed on this flight and no one would give me a seat assignment. Not when I checked in 2 hours early for my initial flight from MHT nor when I arrived in Philadelphia to catch this next leg. They made me wait at the gate and then went and checked the plane and came back and said board and take any empty seat! Never again!"
Pros: "prop plane small, noise, shaky no problem. Great connection, plane was not full."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Having to pay extra $$ for seating and not enough together"
Pros: "When I'm come back i got late flight"
Cons: "Flight landed late. Had to rush to get on med plane"
Pros: "Very nice cabin crew, attentive and informative. The pilots really put me at ease....not the best flyer but their information on the flight etc. was actually quite calming."
Cons: "An alternative to pretzels!"
Pros: "It was a short flight. It was on time and very easy to board and deplane."
Pros: "No complaints. No food or entertainment to rate the flight on, but sleeping was good and the book I brought from home filled the time."
Pros: "Smooth, simple and easy process. Over good experience."
Cons: "I got nothing here."
Pros: "I liked the entertainment, and thought the service was good."
Cons: "I didn't like having our seats moved from the rear of the plane to right over the wing, and I am still trying to figure out how to sleep on a plane...not alaska airlines fault. Also, if the flight is operated by american airlines, please make it crystal clear which gate and airline counter I am supposed to check in at, and which frequent flyer program I can count my miles towards."
Cons: "More leg room in economy"
Pros: "Great crew made the trip pleasant."
Cons: "Aircraft had no WiFi, broken tray table and was pretty worn."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, great entertainment over wifi on my iPad."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "The flight was canceled, so taking off would have been an improvement."
Pros: "Baggage was delivered to the carousel before passenger could get there. No waiting! Well done!"
Pros: "The on-time arrival"
Cons: "Having to check our bags due to lack of overhead space which was announced before anyone boarded the aircraft. Had they provided our bags to us when we exited the plane, or told us in advance that there would be no space and they would be offering free bag check, that would have mitigated the situation. Instead they wait till the last minute costing us valuable time. In the future, they should pay us the 25 dollar bag fee when they arbitrarily make this decision."
Pros: "Smooth flight and landing."
Cons: "Too long for the hardness of the seats. Flight was endles."
Pros: "AlwYs on time"
Pros: "Organized boarding. Left on time and arrived early at destination."
Cons: "The delayed flights and neck pillows."
Cons: "Mislead on purchase with Brussels air and Lufthansa. Both were united flights. I had to purchase my seat after purchase to be comfortable. I specifically chose those airlines and was not happy with the switch"
Pros: "That even though my luggage was put on the wrong flight they got it to me soon at home"
Cons: "That my luggage was put on the wrong flight"
Cons: "Flight was actually non existent. It took us two days to get to our destination, Cancun so we lost a day of vacation there. We had to stay a night in Dallas and traverse all over the airport between American and Untied to chase down our vouchers for luggage, dinner, and rooms. Exhausting. We had to travel two hours in an old mini van from Columbia to St. Louis to even get started on our vacation flights. We did not have a pleasant experience with United on either side of the trip."
Cons: "Got in 30 minutes early and then had to wait the full 30 minutes to get to a gate at midnight when there were empty gates everywhere, completely inane. They could of deplaned us at Southwest next door and then moved the plane for the next day. Really stupid. Think of all the fuel wasted sitting on the tarmac at an empty airport to boot."
Pros: "Getting home safely!!"
Cons: "I would like to have a response from United Airline , my email address is pamm. strickland @ gmail.com"
Pros: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Cons: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Pros: "Landing in Dulles"
Cons: "Poor boarding - had to walk steps with luggage, board a bus and wait for 10 mins in hot weather, then had to walk steps to plane with luggage. Plane - no place for cabin baggage and people had stuffed inefficiently their bags; crew did not seem to care Crew - did not care, pointing fingers at people like they do not know English, no sense of pride or commitment in their job; they might as well thrown food at us Food - bad, lucky we were hungry Entertainment screen - not working well Flight was smooth I do not know why Lufthansa partners with United Airlines."
Cons: "Getting bags checked was a nightmare in Bozeman with United. Way understaffed behind the counter. This is a typical problem in Bozeman at Peaks."
Cons: "Delays, very bad customer service"
Cons: "The plane was late, I request wheal chair for my mother because she can't see for one eye no more and only 30% can see on her good eye and in Houston she was lost inside the aeroport because no one take care of my mother , yes lost for almost two hours, very very disappoint , I always book thru Kayak and never complaint, this time very disappointed , Glad my mother is okay"
Pros: "Crew on the plane were amazing and boarding experience was very efficient, which is less commonly seen at O'Hare so it was nice."
Cons: "Just wish a long flight provided some small amount of food and entertainment. Note, when boarding and the rear baggage racks are full, they should have those who haven't boarded wait outside while the people from the back come to the front with their luggage...or have those in the back wait to come to the front...it is too crowded and I got hurt."
Pros: "Everything was quick and convenient! No hassles! Smooth sailing"
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Delay 8 hours with short notice I had 2 take Uber 90$ 2 Boston airport"
Pros: "The crew were polite and better than usual. We arrived safely."
Cons: "So many sick people everywhere. Violent and inappropriate movies kids could see on other people's screens. Bathrooms too small. Nowhere to throw away trash and no button to call flight attendant."
Pros: "Helpfully and we'll guided"
Cons: "Seat did not recline! My bags did not arrive for 3 days. I had nothing and all i eanted to do was shower after an 18 hr trip."
Cons: "Unfortunately the first leg of our flight was delayed over an hour. Although we made our connecting flight (barely), our luggage didn't make it onto the plane. It was OK since it was our return flight and we received our luggage later the next day."
Pros: "Automatically rebooked flight was changed free-of-charge to a different destination."
Cons: "Original flight was delayed, which was understandable due to inclement weather. Connecting flight, which was also United Airlines, was either uninformed of the delay, or indifferent. Myself and two other passengers arrived 2 minutes before the flight left, were told we could not board, and watched the plane undock from the gate and fly away."
Cons: "Air plane with mechanic problems and I buy firts class when they changed the fly don't give me the same class and can't take the refund"
Cons: "When I am flying across the country I expect that the movies should be included. If you're going to charge for it the prices of tickets need to come down since it used to be included."
Pros: "Televisions in the headrests, friendly crew."
Cons: "We were unable to land in Newark due to congestion. We ran out of gas and had to divert to Philadelphia and wait an hour. Once we were able to land in Newark, the gate was broken and could not connect to the plane. We sat another 45 minutes before they decided to let us connect to another gate. They gave everyone on the flight free tv after I had already paid $7.99 for mine and did not reimburse me."
Pros: "Went good. Arrived in Charlottesville 30 minutes early. No complaints."
Pros: "Nothing was good about this flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for almost 3 hours for no good reason. The airline decided to assign a different aircraft, that's the only reason why. My husband had to go to work at 8am. We were supposed to land at 1am, instead we got home after 4am. On top of that Chicago airport had nothing open, only a Starbucks and we were starving. We also had a dog with us and he needed to have a bathrooms break due to the delay. Well we were told security was closed so if we excited the airport we wouldn't be able to come back in. So we went to the in-airport dog relief area, but a man that didn't speak English was cleaning it and told us it was closed. So what was our poor dog supposed to do in this horrible flight delay situation? It's just cruel."
Pros: "Thank you for making this connection available from charlottesville to dulles. It beat driving! Everyone was helpful"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "I didn't like that my flight was delayed for almost three hours from Dulles to Charlottesville. Apparently, from speaking with friends in the area, United has a horrible reputation for getting anywhere on time. Why couldn't they have just given us ground transportation and let us drive to Charlottesville? It would have been quicker!"
Pros: "Appreciated that they didn't stick us in a 95 degree aircraft."
Cons: "Didn't like the 2 hour delay, but things happen."
Pros: "On time Skilled pilots Smooth landing Accommodating staff Pleasant"
Pros: "I saw a really good sunset"
Cons: "Flight left, then delayed and then cancelled"
Pros: "Nothing about this leg of my trip was likeable"
Cons: "The layover went from being 47 minutes to 4 hours had to changed gates only to sit 3 more hours after the first intial hour at the first gate and communication was not the greatest to say the least then when we finally did board we were filled to capacity they couldn't fit all the luggage we sat an additional 30 on the plane before take off... The experience for the last leg of my trip was more than enough to keep me from using United again, most unorganized company I've ever seen... Other customers were telling me that they have to fly United regularly for work and this wasn't an uncommon thing for them compared to other companies they use"
Pros: "Everything was new. They provided blankets. Seats had potential for being comfortable."
Cons: "Sardines. Very little room to move and seats only recline about an inch. If there was wifi it was too slow to be useful. Reminds me of dial up days only slower. And that was only to get United info. Could not access outside world. Overall still way better than Spirit but also not in league with JetBlue or Virgin."
Pros: "Fast boarding, close gate"
Cons: "Tight seating"
Airlines flying from Columbia to Virginia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Columbia to Virginia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Columbia to Virginia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Columbia to Virginia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Columbia to Virginia
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