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Average price round-trip

$285 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$208 or less

Good deal one-way

$137 or less

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  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 13% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 4 airlines serving Des Moines to Los Angeles

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 28,799 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Staff is friendly."
Cons: "My wife's pre-check was not added to her ticket. Plane was extremely late taking off. No entertainment on the flight."

Pros: "Boarding and luggage check in were great. The flight crew and the flight itself were uneventful which is perfect."
Cons: "Snacks are the bare minimum and the restrooms could have been attended to more often, paper was piling up in the trash."

Pros: "I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that."

Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight was smooth and pleasant. Cabin crew was very kind."
Cons: "I flew on a 15 year old plane. After my excellent flight to LAS with AA, flying DL was a notable downgrade. No drinks and nuts/pretzels."

Pros: "Delta flight attendants ultimately removing the passenger."
Cons: "The man that called the mother and her son a "F***** b****"."

Pros: "Got us home super fast"
Cons: "The most uncomfortable flight I've ever had"

Cons: "Delays and ground chaos nearly caused us to miss our international connection. Gate staff unable to provide assistance with booking on connecting partner airline. Gate staff unaware of new terminal 3 to TBIT airside shuttle nearly directed us to leave domestic and requeue for international security. Will like skip Delta connectors to long haul international flights and just fly direct from SFO."

Pros: "I had a great seat (exit row) with lots of legroom. They provided a free breakfast, and it was actually pretty good. A few hours later i was hungry and tried to buy some food but the cabin crew just gave my another breakfast item. The flight arrived on time, and the luggage was delivered a few minutes after I arrived at the baggage area."
Cons: "Nothing. It was a very good experience."

Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "The seat was not a flatbed. It was an old fashioned first class seat but with absolutely awful knee room---possibly as little as 28-30 inches. It was very difficult for the person next to the window to get out to the aisle, even when the person in the aisle seat was not sitting there. The biz class cabin was shared with economy comfort. The crew gave no explanation for the switch in aircraft, and no apology either."

Cons: "No free meals."

Pros: "The crew was professional and efficient. This includes the ground personnel that had to cope with a grossly overbooked flight. I was upgraded to comfort+ at the gate."
Cons: "Fed up with the .4 oz pretzels. The arrival in LAX was chaotic. We had left on-time and were told that we would arrive approx. 20 minutes early. Ha! First landing attempt had to be aborted, the landing not being cleared by the control tower. Then we cruised, circling over the Ocean, and the lights of the city again. Finally we landed. Taxiing on the tarmac was interrupted many times, and took overall 30 minutes. The pilot kept informing us. I was probably not the only passenger that had and urgent need to reach a bathroom... Of course, Delta should not be blamed"

Pros: "Very easy flight & process"

Pros: "Crew's service"
Cons: "nothing to say"

Pros: "I liked being in a lie flat seat"
Cons: "The seat, tray table and storage pouches were filthy wiht crumbs,stains, debris on my seat. A substandard experience and shows disrespect to paying customers, for whom airlines exist!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delay after delay, then missed connection."

Pros: "The cabin and the entertainment itself was great. Thank you for providing a nice, comfortable plane to fly on..."
Cons: "I'm leaving a poor review due to unfriendly staff... The flight attendant was rude and when asked a question responded with an unwelcoming attitude."

Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Old plane especially in first, no TV s"

Pros: "Everything was great. Not one complaint."

Pros: "The crew was friendly, fast & efficient."
Cons: "It should have been made clearer that we had to check in at Delta & not Virgin Australian . We waited 45 min. in a holiday line we didn't have to. It was also difficult to find Delta at the Sydney airport. It was hidden in the back. We shouldn't have to wait 30 minutes for customs to open at LAX at 6 AM. I didn't like having to pay $2400 for a ticket when you dropped the price after the Paris incident & I found the same ticket would have cost me only $869. I should be reimbursed the difference. I also don't understand why we had to wait till 10:15 to sit inside the gate area. Directions for boarding should have been clearer."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very helpful and friendly. In flight television helped. Spacious and comfortable."

Pros: "On time, and direct."
Cons: "The spacing between seats has gone too far. The man in front of me caused my knees great pain when reclining."

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Plane was a bit old"

Pros: "Nice flight. Early arrival. Had a complementary beer onboard. Luggage in less than 20 mins."

Pros: "EVERYONE WAS FRIENDLY"
Cons: "NOTHING ON THIS PART TRIP WAS FINE"

Pros: "The small scack/meal was excellent. Good service. Smooth flight. In-out-done! Good job Delta!"
Cons: "Can't think of anything negative. A long time standing by on runway waiting for departure."

Pros: "The flight itself was nice. Boarding was easy, airplane was on time, staff was lovely."
Cons: "They tried to sell us credit cards. They literally walked down the isle with applications for a Delta American Express. I can't believe that's not against some kind of regulation."

Pros: "Nice"
Cons: "Check point had only one person working on a holiday weekend made for an extremely long wait"

Pros: "The staff was awesome throughout the entire experience."
Cons: "Some of the carry on people try to bring on board is way too big"

Pros: "Just a little more leg room would be wonderful!!"

Cons: "The first 2 hours were so bumpy that I got sick. I was also in the middle seat and was so uncomfortable I couldn't sleep."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Waiting at PDX for hours and being ignored by Delta."

Pros: "We were given snacks and sandwiches for the delay."
Cons: "Paid for an upgrade but the seat was not what I had asked for. The agent said I would get a refund but I was not clear on how that works. Our plane experienced a mechanical issue. We were told after we boarded. Had to wait 1 1/2 hours in a stuffy hot plane. The bathrooms were very dirty and stinky. The bathroom door did not close properly. We finally deplaned and waited for a new plane. Got to Kona at 2:00am. The air temp was warm the entire flight. Had to endure a grumpy crew. Not the best flying experience. I know you can do better. Maybe look at how Hawaiian airlines does it and you might get some inspiration on how to improve."

Cons: "The person taking tickets asked me to check my bag. I said ok and he instructed me to step aside and taking anything out of it that I might need. I did this and when I came back they had locked the doors."

Pros: "Had the row to myself"
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "Crew was nice, however the flight get was 2 hours late, then a gate change and no explanation why late. Once on the runway, again back. Not a good experience overall."

Pros: "Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Great service"
Cons: "One on my party was asked to check bags because there wasn't room, but there were plenty of bins available"

Pros: "Best flight I have ever been on. Flight staff was out of this world. Security was so so quick. Loved it."

Pros: "Having recently flown from PVR to LAX on AA I can only say that Delta makes coach seem like first class compared to the competition. Instead of being treated like livestock Delta makes its passengers comfortable offering blankets and head phones in coach servicing Starbucks Coffee not week old coffee left in the galley., Flying has gone from being a privilege to a punishment and thank you for valuing the coach crowd ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "the in flight service and free movies"

Pros: "A safe flight! Who could really ask for more."
Cons: "It is so cramped in there the person sitting next to me going & coming was literally on top of me. As a business man myself I completely understand more people more money lower fares I get it. However extremely uncomfortable flight. Will try another airline next time."

Pros: "The staff was very polite and helpful."
Cons: "Seating is still too crowded for real comfort"

Pros: "Movie & Music selections were awesome!"
Cons: "I have no complaints!"

Pros: "Pretzels and drinks."
Cons: "Very poor choices of free entertainment in terms of tv shows and movies. Not many music choices either."

Pros: "new plane smooth ride ease of changing ti exit row healthy snack tray!!"
Cons: "no entertainment"

Pros: "The seat was super comfortable, because of o lot of place for legs"
Cons: "The crew sometimes seems not to be happy with the passengers"

Pros: "Nice big plane, new technology"
Cons: "When landing in LAX we were unloaded far from anything and loaded into buses and taken to the terminal. It was like a weird sci-fi movie LOL."

Pros: "Good service. The crew was very attentive. The pilots were very good about relaying Typhoon related issues to the passengers; and doing their best to get us to our destination as close to on time as they could"

Cons: "Ticket was never issued."

Pros: "Flight attendants were great. Special note for Payton very attentive to my needs. Great personality. I will fly AA if all attendants are half as good and responsive as she was. She definitely deserves a raise."

Pros: "The crew was nice and friendly. I was super tired so I slept almost the whole way through. But they still left a bottled water and snacks for me. Very thoughtful."
Cons: "Everything was good, no complaints."

Pros: "I loved the movie options, It really made it a great experience."

Cons: "No food served on a 5+ hour flight...you had to pay extra for it and it didn't look like it was worth it. You also had to pay to choose your seat to be with other members of your group....this is all after paying for the flight itself! For the trip to Ireland from LA, for a group of 6, it was another $1000+! Just another way to get a few more bucks because they can! :("

Pros: "No blankets no entertainment"

Cons: "American Airlines had put my luggage on a flight earlier than me and is still NOT FOUND."

Pros: "On time departure, early arrival. Comfortable journey. Our pilot was a woman! Go girl power!"
Cons: "The WiFi did not work. You couldn’t download the American Airlines app. The crew forgot to give me my complimentary drink. After attempting for 10 minutes, Gave up."

Cons: "Entertainment system went down toward the beginning of the flight. The crew seemed irritable, but that was probably because people were upset about the entertainment system. We had to listen to a loooong speech about their credit card. I, personally, don’t like sales pitches over the intercom in the middle of a flight. Had the movies been working, it would’ve paused during the long speech. Not cool at all!"

Pros: "Organised, clean"
Cons: "Food... pizza... bad idea to serve during a flight. Moreover, the smell and the taste was bad"

Pros: "Despite numerous delays, we made it to Philadelphia. We were alerted to the delays in a timely manner. We were also treated to a snack cart and cupcakes to celebrate the first day of direct flights."
Cons: "A long delay. Patience is everything and the staff and crew were very friendly."

Pros: "The flight was great--good food, good service, good entertainment, on time."
Cons: "They lost our luggage. Four people traveling together arrived in Phnom Penh, but our luggage didn't. It took almost 2 days to be reunited with our luggage."

Pros: "Good flight. Arrived early. Great crew. A321 is a nice aircraft. Good legroom."

Cons: "Cabin crew seem frustrated and don't like the work"

Pros: "Was able to change my seat"
Cons: "The tone of the flight attendant (male) who can through the cabin to check things before landing. He was brash and abrasive. Yes, safety first, but overall not a good look for someone in a customer service industry. you can accomplish the same goal with different delivery"

Pros: "This JAL flight was actually operated by american airlines using an american airlines plane. This flight was not great compared to the JAL flight we took to Haneda which was actually a JAL plane which was roomier and had pretty good food."
Cons: "Food was extremely salty, overly sauced. The breakfast options were salmon or omelette and i got salmon. It was spongy and didn't look like salmon. It must have been mashed with something else and reformed into a roll form."

Pros: "We made up time in the air and landed early. Seats were very comfortable."
Cons: "We landed early but had to wait a half hour to be able to get to an open gate. Then when arriving at the gate the jet bridge was unavailable so we waiting on the plan for an hour after touchdown. Then during my baggage claim pick up I found it open and spilling out into the bin and it was the first time I used this suitcase. Overall, I don't think it was the airlines fault but the airports fault at LAX, however all of these thing combined made it a less enjoyable flight/experience."

Pros: "Nothing I could not take the flight"
Cons: "They did not let us board because the connection time was not enough for our bags - no one took accountability and they finally rescheduled us on a flight the following day after 3 hours on the phone. Terrible"

Cons: "Service was terrible. Uncomfortable and good was not at all tasty"

Pros: "We hit a very bad bout of turbulence. They were concerned as to our wellbeing and comfort throughout the flight."

Pros: "I did like that the flight attendant checked my bag for me land was very forth coming on tips on how to save money with traveling. The fights we very smooth."
Cons: "I didn't like that airport staff didn't alert when the plane was leaving (no announcement was made and staff gave wrong information, I ended up"

Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses to transfer from AA to PAL."

Pros: "Excellent, friendly attention from flight attendants."

Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "We flew with 4 different airlines on our trip to New Zealand and American Airlines was by far the best. We were comfortable and had plenty of good food and free entertainment. I would fly with American Airlines again."
Cons: "I can't think of anything."

Pros: "Movies, wine"
Cons: "When checking in the staff was so incredibly rude, nonexistent during the whole check in process that it led to several people missing their flights or almost missing it. I had to run around asking for someone to help the long line of people including me who were all in danger of missing their flight because no one was around to help. And then when I finally do get checked in using the now kiosk only option for the plebeian class while anyone above economy gets to talk to real people (way to highlight the class divide guys) I missed my check in time by 5 minutes and was told by the kiosk to find an agent. Then I go running around looking for an agent. I find one and she says you missed your flight. I told her I still have 45 minutes to make it, and she rudely just tells me to get in another line to pay for a new ticket. LUCKILY someone in the priority line saw I was having a problem, a customer not an agent, and she told me to try to talk to someone on her side. After 3 agents told me no one finally told me yes. I made my flight but just by a hair. If the agents would have been around to help or been willing to help me from the moment I spoke to them this would not have been a problem. Thanks for almost ruining Christmas for me. When I spoke to others everyone told me they always have issues with AA. Will never fly AA again."

Pros: "Decent movies"
Cons: "Seats are incredibly close to one another. I'm pretty short (5'5") and I felt cramped to say the least. The food isn't great, it's okay but don't expect to be wanting seconds."

Cons: "We had purchased the tickets months before flying - It was Quantas, but we flew on American and Alaska- no one seemed to talk to each other - not one site had the complete itinerary. Took hours of phone calls and a lot of anxiety before we completed the trip. I used my American airline frequent flyer card and even though we flew over 14000 miles, we got credit for 500."

Pros: "The crew that showed up at the Departures counter when we all lined up to be reticketed for our flight that was cancelled the previous night was great."
Cons: "Our brand new 787 had a mechanical issue. We were scheduled to leave at 7:20pm and sat on the Tarmac until 10:45 while we waited for shuttle buses to take us back to the terminal. We waited in line for over two hours for hotel vouchers that they did not have. We paid for own our room and returned at 11am as instructed, but the plane needed a part that had to be shipped from the U.S. which pushed our scheduled departure from 2pm to at least 9pm. My family grabbed a bus to Narita for a 6:30pm flight. C'MON AMERICAN AIRLINES! COULD YOU SERIOUSLY NOT GET ANOTHER PLANE TO HANEDA?? OR AT LEAST PAY FOR OUR HOTEL?? The ground crew at Haneda was very kind but overwhelmed. Terrible experience. And it's the reason I don't fly American. In fact, KAYAK, I booked our flights on JAL intentionally to avoid American. The fact that these were partner flights on American completely and unpleasantly surprised me...also not a good experience."

Pros: "The staff were all quite polite and helpful"
Cons: "the boarding process is chaotic. No one pays attention to the boarding numbers and it's just a big, pushing, shoving mess. I'd like to see a little more use of the system to keep.people more orderly."

Cons: "American Airlines isn't as friendly or accommodating as other airlines or staff."

Pros: "Medical emergency response and support was excellent."
Cons: "No pre-boarding for infant. Straight legroom in 13D still had seat in front recline into my knees at 6'5". Extra legroom purchase did not provide any extra legroom. Need to know what seats provide extra legroom for 6'5" tall passengers."

Pros: "They were very professional and very welcoming. Made my eleven hour flight feel short with the entertainment the airline provide and the delicious meals that were provided. Definitely will be flying again with American Airlines for my next flight."
Cons: "Can't complain. Pleased."

Cons: "the flight did not have charging areas on the plane for phones for the regular seating. also, the seating was much tighter and our arm rest was not functioning. On all the planes going to our destination the accommodations were much different."

Pros: "That I finally arrived and got off the plane"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for three hours, we landed and sat in the plane for another hour to wait for a gate to open up. After apparently being hbaged three times. Terrible experience"

Pros: "Entertainment screens were easy to use and fun. Crew was extraordinarily nice and attentive."
Cons: "Boarded 2 hours late due to the flight crew reaching the maximum amount of hours they can fly by law. American should be more aware of their employees' hours. Seats need better head rests. Menu needs more vegetarian options and the prices need to be lower."

Pros: "Loved the people, very friendly and accommodating. I sat in first class and felt very comfortable."
Cons: "I think needing your own device for entertainment is awful then having to pay rental fees, even if you're in first class."

Pros: "Speed check in"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The kiosk didn't work and sent us to check-in from which they couldn't figure out why the tickets wouldn't work. There was only one attendant at the ticket counter for the entire airline. And finally when the problem was finally resolved we nearly missed the flight; despite being there nearly 2 hours early."

Cons: "no leg room"

Pros: "I liked the seats I paid for on the flight."
Cons: "American Airlines flight attendants are horrible! Unhappy, disgruntled and it shows! They are not a good reflection of JAL!"

Cons: "Missing luggage is a common thing in British airway, which is not so common in other airways."

Pros: "The flight landed early. The Entertainment on the plane."
Cons: "When I got on, my seat mate spilled her coffee and almost got it on my clothes. The service felt rushed - the attendants seemed to want to clear the trays and sit in the galley chatting. They forgot to serve bread to the 2nd half of the First Class cabin and had to be reminded to do so. Definitely not their best day, so the experience could have been better."

Pros: "Great crew. Good, friendly service throughout. Even in coach the seats on this new A321 were pretty nice as far as the back of the plane goes. I'm 6'2" and had enough legroom. Inflight entertainment is decent. I watched the multi view flight map all the way -- now every seat is a window seat. M"
Cons: "Nothing. It was an excellent flight."

Cons: "Changed equipment and my aisle seat went to middle seat with no advance notice"

Pros: "The plane was nice and new and I really enjoyed the free entertainment option"
Cons: "I can't even come close to counting how many flights I've ever been on in my lifetime, but for me, this attendant was the absolute WORST I've ever come across. He was SO rude to so many passengers, I could hardly believe it. I've also maybe only ever taken the time to write less than a handful of reviews of flights, so I hope that leaving this comment says something. If I were American Airlines, I would NOT want this person representing my business. I took a photo of him on my phone with the original intention of reporting him directly to the airline. I have yet to find the time."

Pros: "I liked the at seat TV and the selection of movies"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that they ran out of most food choices."

Pros: "Upgrade and lay flat seats."

Pros: "the price of the flight."
Cons: "have to pay for entertainment, no good food selections, seats don't recline much,"

Pros: "Flight was on time and luggage was not lost. In flight meal service was better than average."
Cons: "in the last row battling for share if the armrest."

Pros: "New planes were more comfortable and I love the entertainment being free and with own devices"
Cons: "Basic economy should not be an option for mileage plus members"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "That my flight got delayed in Denver over an hour and I missed my flight from LA to BJX because of that. I was suppose to land in BJX At 6am on Friday April 28th for a family emergency and now my next flight isn't till 1pm! This is the worst flight experience I have ever had in my life. Never in my life will I ever fly with united again. My plans got ruined, I was forced to sleep on the cold dirty floor of LAX. This cost me a lot of time and money, and I am upset about it. I will tell all my peers about this horrible experience and encourage them to never fly with united ever again. I do expect some sort of compensation over this horrible experience."

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

Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "The aircraft was super HOT and the seats were smaller than any plane i have ever been on. there was zero leg room available."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled, instead of a direct flight back, we had to go to Munich and then fly to LA"

Pros: "The Stroopwaffle"
Cons: "The hour delay"

Pros: "It was a good flight and for a great prize"

Pros: "Good crew. The crew is very nice and accommodating. On my previous flight with United the crew was Kurt and not so good. Sorry very happy to see how nice and accommodating this crew lunch."

Pros: "No big incident, was offered a small bag of pretzels, complimentary."
Cons: "Seats have uncomfortably small spacing."

Pros: "United is very reputable airline with great pilots and safety record. Prior to leaving for Mexico, the plane was examined amd found a 'mechanical issue'. All of the passengers were immediately switched to a different airplane. The safety of the airline and the pocedures used to ensure the craft was 100% was very comforting."
Cons: "I was bothered by the fee to check in 1 bag and the lack of food and ebtertainment upon the return flight from Mexico to Los Angeles. During the entire 4 hour flight, passengers were offered a bag of chips and nothing else, not even for purchase. Thus particular plane didn't have any screen for entertainment. I was most bothered by the baggage fee of $50 ($25 each way ) because the ticket price doesnt reflect an airline that charges for necessary things."

Pros: "I enjoyed the speedy boarding process"
Cons: "The flight was over booked. Very crowded and when we arrived in Los Angeles we sat on the runway for over an hour"

Cons: "Left my Kindle on the plane. It has yet to be returned/found."

Pros: "Didn't make me check my bag, and I got to destination early. 0pilot communicated well."
Cons: "There was gum under the armrest of my seat. No inflight entertainment. Flight attendant wouldn't help my find the power outlet. Boarding was a little slower"

Pros: "nice flight attendancts"

Pros: "There was a lot of space and a quick departure."
Cons: "When we got to LA event though we were early we had to wait. I know its not the airlines fault but it sucked."

Cons: "No entertainment at all?"

Pros: "Enough space."
Cons: "Ground staff was racist. Standards vary depending ur color. Specially at Heathrow. Ask personal question loudly."

Pros: "refund"
Cons: "Hour delay that made me miss my connecting flight. Customer service agent, Theresa, at the United gate was more interested in checking her cell phone text messages & handing out $10 food vouchers than the long of people who have conflicts with connecting flights or missing events in the destination they were flying to. Every minute lost could prevent customers from obtaining another immediate or comparable flight to their destination. Customer service agent sent those who were going to have problems with their connecting flights to the United Airlines service desk, of which, there were no customer service agents at any of the four available stations. I waited 10 minutes for an agent & no one arrived. When I went back to the original line I was standing in, I was forced to go to the back of the line rather than the place I was originally standing. Therefore I waited in line an additional 20-30 minutes. Once I was served they did not have any more seats available on direct flights to Melbourne. They wanted me to fly to NY, then Sydney & then Melbourne. Additionally the customer service agent did not seem confident this flight was not going to have any hiccups. Worst of all, I had been planning this trip for months & it was ruined by United Airlines."

Cons: "The most unpleasant crew we have ever had in our flying lives. Rude, condescending, treating passengers as if we are not human. Lufthansa should carefully examine their customer treatment training."

Pros: "That i got home safely."
Cons: "4 5 Hour delays accompanied by apologies with a $10 expired food vouchers."

Pros: "Gate personnel were great."

Pros: "Everything was great and the trip was on time perfect"

Cons: "When i came back to my country everything was ok until i got my credit details and i saw that your receptionist stole money from my card. I should have pay for an exstra suitcase 60 dollars so i gave the receptionist my credit card. Yesterday I got my credit details i saw an extra charge of 400 hundred dollars !!! I am so mad and im waiting for you to cancel it and recompense. I hope it will be soon before i involve a layer and require you. My phone number is +97224518838."

Cons: "Flight was an hour delayed and I was never told the reason.. There was no enough of the beverage I wanted to be given just one can of juice.."

Pros: "The flight was ok but they got my luggage almost destroyed and I couldn't complain once I got it, because no one was working in the courier."
Cons: "The flight was ok but they got my luggage almost destroyed and I couldn't complain once I got it, because no one was working in the courier."

Pros: "n/a"
Cons: "delayed 2 hrs, terrible turbulence"

Pros: "Crew was old and arrogant. Way too entitled. Layovers killed me. Overbooked flight qas annoying and no options to change to nonstop flights."

Pros: "Friendly flt. Attentive flt attendants."

Pros: "The stewardesses were polite and helpful."
Cons: "United does not take care of military. They have terrible customer service and charged me for my bags when Delta waives my baggage fees. The baggage people were so rude and didn't want to help anyone in line."

Cons: "Plane old , no music, no tv, no plug in"

Pros: "My ipod which was keeping me from goimg ballistic"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 hours but then the plane broke and I had to wait another hour. I know stuff happens but god willing I made it home, after taking nearly 12 hours to get from Atlanta to LA, this experience has made me rethink flying with united airlines."

Pros: "It was my 1st time flying United. I am diabetic. Would have been nice to have been given peanuts or some kind of snack, on a couple hour flight. Also, no free WiFi sucked. Other then that, the crew was friendly for the most part and I really have no other complaints."

Pros: "Convenient to home... More,direct flight"
Cons: "Leg/knee room was poor... With a rear row seat, reclining was limited. Trying to bend down to loosen my shoelaces, it was barely possible, and tying shoes,on landing was impossible... No room to lean forward to reach down to get to the shoes. Not the most cramped flight I've had (that record was in a CASA124 from Friendly Island Airway from PPG to Vava'u, Tonga) While I attempted to sleep, my partner was interested in the entertainment, but was shocked to find it was all watch for $$$. Perhaps we are so used to international carriers with free movies on demand, with a choice of 30-40"

Pros: "I liked that I was randomly selected for an upgrade in seating."
Cons: "No snack on a 5 hour flight? That's ridiculous!"

Pros: "The fast boarding"

Pros: "He flight attendants were good but the seats are terrible."

Pros: "There was one flight attendant that was really nice and funny and tried very hard to make everyone have a pleasant flight. But there was no movies or tv on a 5 hour flight and the United app will not let you watch anything even if you buy the internet. I won't be flying united again."

Cons: "I did not care for the male flight attendant. Showed arrogance towards passengers."

Pros: "It was my first time flying United Airlines and I was satisfied with the service. I would definitely recommend this airline. Everyone was very courteous and available to answer questions."

Pros: "Smaller plane! Easy board, quick flight"
Cons: "Seats are packed in, no wifi, arrived way early sat on tar mat no fresh air my chest was hurting from the smell of jet fumes until we finally pulled into a gate!"

Pros: "Cabin cre were nice"
Cons: "They only served drinks not like in other airlines were in they serve treats or snacks for short trips. Especially for a 5 hour trip."

Cons: "The flight was so hot no air"

Cons: "My husband & I booked seats together and you separated us to opposite sides! There was not a single movie since there weren't any TV screens. There were no USB plug ins."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Everiything"

Pros: "Was boarded quickly"
Cons: "No charge ports for my phone"

Cons: "No tvs..."

Cons: "my original connecting flight was cancelled so i went to the customer service desk where I asked to be booked on a later flight with open seats, instead i was put on standby for the next flight, the standby list was already 5 people long on a flight that was already oversold and asking for people to voluteer to catch a flight via American at 3 pm, my scheduled time. I asked the attendant if that was a possibility for me and they told me i had to go back to customer service. On my way back i called and was told the only option was a 10pm flight which was way later. So i stood in line again and talked to an agent who said she just booked the 3 pm AA flight to the person who was ahead of me, which i could have been on had my first request been filled instead of standby. She put me on standby for a 450 flight. I then called again and FINALLY the agent on the phone was able to put me on a 545 flight no problem which was great. That flight then ended up delayed 2 hours due to maintenance and finding a new aircraft. overall a lot of running around when it could have been taken care of more efficiently."

Pros: "Cleanliness and comfort.the"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for up to 8 hours."

Pros: "Usual Frontier ease and comfort"
Cons: "The Frontier app never advises me of gate changes, nor does my electronic boarding pass show it. I have to rely on Kayak to give me timely notifications. As well, the plane was delayed getting to the gate from the hangar. Would have been good to get some ETAs, but the board never showed a delay and the crew didn't seem to have much info to share. More transparency, please."

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "We were able to board the plane."
Cons: "Seats were spartan at best, hard plastic with covers but no comfort and no recline. 5 long hours of back and leg discomfort. Paid for hot tea and coffee. Paid $135 to check 3 bags. Sat at gate for 2 hours."

Pros: "friendly attitude"
Cons: "$85 for two checked bags, many little issues along the way but got there safely"

Cons: "Two plus hour delay!!"

Cons: "Plane was uncomfortable and they charge you for everything. Carry on bag, they charge you, bottle of water they charge you $2.95 Will never fly with them again. They are just as bad as Spirit."

Cons: "The fact that Reclining seats are a upgrade is unexceptable . The price online to check in your bags change during a check in. I was charged more than what your website state. The check-in reservation is was rude and unwilling to correct a computer glitch . She stated that your software had no ability to override a mistake."

Cons: "Great on time status!!!"

Pros: "I enjoyed the swift flight. It was long, but Frontier made it very enjoyable."
Cons: "There was nothing that I did not like. Everything was perfect!"

Pros: "Only thing I liked was the cheaper price, but I am thinking it wasn't really worth it."
Cons: "Our plane boarded an hour late. Didn't give any explanation until it was the time we should have taken off. Sat on the runway at our destination which I understand was not the airlines fault, but still not a lot of forthcoming information. Felt like there was even less leg room than on a Southwest plane and I am petite. Can't imagine a big person or tall person sitting in those seats. The half trays were of little use except for to put your drink on. Yes, it was a little cheaper that we didn't have luggage, but I think I'll go back to Southwest."

Cons: "Another subpar experience with frontier and my last"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed flight and overpriced luggage fee - higher than other airlines - I have flown a few times with frontier and every flight had been delayed by mechanical problems - the flight at the gate next to mine also had the same problem."

Pros: "The crew was pleasant and helpful for those with screwed up flights"
Cons: "Flight was delayed the excuse given was lame so it was caused by the airline. I have not flow frontier in some time the delay coupled with the worlds most uncomfortable seat. Pretty much ensures I will note fly Frontier again for some time"

Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, over priced snacks, no foods."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "All the hidden costs"

Pros: "Was a very fast flight"

Pros: "Airline was so attentive when our flight was delayed. I would definitely fly with frontier again!"

Cons: "To get paid for my temptu air brush make up machine my make up mirror, I'm a make up Artist when I arrive to my hotel in LA open my luggage That s when I find out, my air makeup machine was broken that's is my working tools, I contact frontier and they wanted to make a report whe I don't have time to it !! So every single thing is broke it needs to it needs to be replace as ASAP"

Cons: "Buying soda"

Pros: "Very affordable. Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Lack of selection for food, no entertainment, very rude staff that were Not helpful at all"

Cons: "No complementary meals included... not even snacks and beverages."

Pros: "Not much to say about the flight...it was a standard coach-class flight. At least they got me my drinks when I wanted them."
Cons: "I felt deceived about the price. Like probably most people, I shopped around for a ticket, and Frontier appeared to have the cheaper price. I was shocked to find i had to pay for a carry-on, and more shocked i had to pay for a seat. So, in total - post-purchase, I had to spend another $150, roughly 46% more than the ticket price I booked. I get it...the state of the airlines, paying for baggage is becoming a thing. but this was just another level, without warning. it was a bait and switch. I won't fly Frontier again."

Cons: "I was charged for two bags, however, I checked one bag and the other was a carry on the size of a computer."

Cons: "No allowed carry-on items without charging high bag prices. Competitive ticket prices with no competitive services. Extremely primitive email alert system. You have to pay additional fees for a seat after booking. Uncomfortable seats and rows with a metal coaster for a tray table. No entertainment on 3+ hour flight. No complimentary amenities. No class. Will not be flying again."

Cons: "As someone who has never flown frontier before, I was unprepared for the MANY hidden fees that came from 1)choosing seats 2) carrying on hardly any baggage. If an airline claims to give cheaper flights, they should either get rid of these fees (since there is no way to actually avoid them), or simply be up front and work them into the price."

Cons: "The electronic boardingpass doesnt work"

Pros: "For the money i spent to fly the only thing i had free was water. Wasn't used to flying with no complimentary snacks and to purchase items were a bit expensive. Baggage took too long 30 minutes. Wasnt accustom to waiting for my luggage at the baggage claim. Other than that the flight was good. Thanks for your service, but i will try not to use Frontier airline's"

Pros: "Nice flight attendants."
Cons: "Pilot apparently didn't have a voice and never once talked to the passengers even when experiencing bad turbulence."

Cons: "Charged for a carry on. Charged for Diet Coke? Are you serious ?... Plane was delayed 45 min. Then another 30. No explanation, just different times posted."

Pros: "I didn't like much. In-flight crew was friendly enough."
Cons: "$40 for a carry-on bag ($35 for checked baggage), No TSA Pre-Check option, $12 more for an aisle or window seat, over 2 hours delayed, poor customer service at the check-in desk. I would pay twice as much for any flight to avoid this airline. Never again."

Cons: "The flight was fine.. We didn't know that we have to pay a luggage fee for a carry on for $45.. I was surprised when they told us to pay since carry on so far in other flights were free.. The seats weren't comfortable since it doesn't recline. This plane really is only good for probably a one hour flight not 4 hours because you can't even relaxed and reclined your seat.. All food you have to pay including water.. I will never fly frontier ever again..."

Pros: "Flight was affordable"
Cons: "The seats were extremely uncomfortable and it cost $40 to check in a bag"

Pros: "Crew and boarding were great. I appreciate the great fare I got too. Probably the best fare I've ever seen for this route. Just pack enough clothes to fit in my backpack and no luggage fee. Great for a short weekend away."
Cons: "Seats are just so narrow and tight. Lots of babies and kids on the flight, but you offer discount fares so all of the above is to be expected."

Pros: "flight was cheap and a direct flight"
Cons: "-Seats didn't recline -no WiFi -all drinks cost money (they didn't even give out water)"

Cons: "I fly a lot but this was my first time on frontier and it was just poor quality. You guess charge for everything and provide nothing good for the customers. The seats and pull down table are horrible and it was just bad."

Pros: "The crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Frontier was very misleading during booking. I was not made aware at any time that I would be charged $40 for my carry on. Another $13 to select my seat, which was mandatory. After waiting a long time to board the plane, we had to get out because they forgot to inspect it. Then we re-boarded the plane, causing over an hour delay. I got to my destination two hours late. Will probably never fly with front with again."

Pros: "Felt queasy and female attendant was extremely gracious and comforting"

Cons: "So small and cramped. Fees for carry ons are insulting enough, but there is a fee for getting a seat! Ridiculous!"

Pros: "We landed early"
Cons: "Crew was snooty, there is no complimentary anything if they could charge you for the rest room the probably would. The snack selection which you have to pay for was was over priced and NOT at b all appealing.they also charge for carry-on bags. Just don't fly frontier."

Cons: "Plane left 7 hours late"

Pros: "Getting there 20 mins early"
Cons: "Had to pay for my carry on The chairs didn't go back It was very cold on the plane"

Pros: "i would like a refund"
Cons: "when they didn't refund my money.... lost $500 on canceled flight, hotel, taxi, rent a car, taxis..etc."

Pros: "Nothing!!!!"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 2 and half hours and never notified. The flight attendants treated people like children instead of customers. They should change careers if they are miserable. I will not fly Frontier again."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight was on time and a reasonable price even with the baggage fees"
Cons: "High Cost of water bottle"

Cons: "Seats are one inch thick, and don't recline. 5" tray table is shorter than my cell phone. Pay separately for carry on, drinks, snacks, and pretty much everything except sitting on the airplane. No wifi. Never flying frontier again."

Cons: "We arrived with"42" mins until the plane left, because we could not find the desk. Then even though it was rule, the clerk at the desk called to ask the gate attendant who said no. We weren't even allowed to try and get to our flight, which we were sure w could have made because the security lines were non existent. This was with my father and his fiancé and we were trying to get to THEIR WEDDING! No refund was offered. I am not the type of person to make a scene, plus my dad and his fiancé were very distraught, so I didn't argue with the clerk but wanted some type of compensation for the worst experience I've ever had with an airline. I would really like someone from Frontier to call me. 514-301-5834"

Pros: "Excellent Service"
Cons: "Drinks not included"

Pros: "Got to LA safely and pretty much on time."
Cons: "We left late, without a lot of communication about what was happening in the meantime. One of the flight attendants kept announcing that we wouldn't take off if people didn't sit down, before the flight. I also think Frontier should be more clear when you're buying your flight that you have to pay for having a carry-on."

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