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Delta
Overall score based on 28,719 reviews
8.1
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7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
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Airline reviews

Pros: "quick easy flight"
Cons: "sockets to charge electronics"

Cons: "Delayed flight ruined it."

Pros: "The crew on both legs of our trip were nice and accommodating."

Cons: "Flight was late for one hour"

Cons: "being on time"

Pros: "we could not get a seat until we arrived at the airport."

Pros: "This is a delayed flight after having my flight to the previous night delayed to the extent that I could not take it and make my connecting flight out of Minneapolis."
Cons: "This is a delayed flight after having my flight to the previous night delayed to the extent that I could not take it and make my connecting flight out of Minneapolis."

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

Cons: "My screen wasn’t working. It would have been great if it was."

Cons: "Food. Phone charging at seat, entertainment screen."

Pros: "Crew"

Cons: "Better accommodation for handicap passengers."

Cons: "Slow WiFi"

Pros: "I had a very comfortable seat, it was a very good experience overall."
Cons: "Unfortunately had flights delayed which forced me to arrive home much later than originally planned."

Pros: "I appreciate how Delta always takes care of their passengers. Comfortable seating and accessible entertainment"

Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."

Cons: "Delta delayed the flight from LAX to SLC, which subsequently made me miss the connecting flight from SLC to ORD. Completely unacceptable"

Pros: "Short and easy"

Cons: "I was flying standby. I checked the list on line and my name was number 5. I get to the gate and there’s just a handful of customers. The agent said there was enough seats for the standbys I wait and wait for my name to be called but no luck. My name wasn’t cleared yet. Finally I was the next to last one to get a seat. The gate agent who didn’t ask for my name tells me I was all the down at the bottom of the list. While I am glad that I got on I wish I knew what method is use to get your name on the stand by list?"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Super friendly flight crew."

Pros: "The flight was fine"
Cons: "Delta does not transfer your luggage in Canada even if they say they do. It will not make it to your final destination"

Cons: "The flight attendants weee rude, and no bar service"

Pros: "Flight was good."
Cons: "we had a l long wait getting to the gate. Once we are the gate the delta staff had a hard time getting a wheelchair victim on the plane."

Pros: "Newer plane"
Cons: "Not comfortable at all, doesn’t feel like any upgrade from regular economy seat."

Pros: "I like the snacks they are not giving out on the flights. It seems that Delta is trying to make the flying experience nicer instead of more tedious and uncomfortable like many other airlines, which is appreciated."
Cons: "The flights were both operated by Delta but booked through WestJet, and the flights themselves were fine. The booking was through WestJet (found the flight on kayak which kicked me over to West Jet's site) and check in was a pain. Their code did not work for their site or Delta's, I had to FB message them both leaving and returning to ask for the correct one, and the first request took them hours to answer. I'll just book Delta next time and save myself the trouble."

Cons: "All went well"

Pros: "After flight was cancelled, rebooking was easy and quick on the app."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled. flight attendants were grumpy. One of the tightest seats I've flown in economy. No room in overheads so I had to stuff my winter coat between my legs with my backpack under the seat in front of me. Was basically wedged into the seat with my stuff."

Pros: "Quiet, friendly, fast and efficient. What you'd want for a flight at 6am"

Pros: "it was easy to navigate ."

Cons: "The flight left three hours late while the crew was waiting for an oxygen tank to arrive. We were boarded onto the plane after it was nearly an hour and a half late, then waited in out cramped seats for another hour and a half as we continued to wait for the same piece of equipment. At one point a Delta employee announced over the plane's PA system that we'd be getting vouchers to compensate us for this absurd delay, but there was no explanation of how to claim those vouchers."

Pros: "We landed"
Cons: "No drinks served , could not leave our seats , 2 hr flight turned into 3 hrs"

Pros: "It all went very well. Arrived 20 minutes ahead of time. Wifi movies were great. Stewardesses were very efficient."

Cons: "I was seated in first class, and due to some catering mix-up, no meal was served. I was given a banana and crackers which was very disappointing since I hadn't eaten in 8 hours and was starving. No on board entertainment whatsoever."

Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats Oddly shaped overhead bins, unable to put standard sized bags overhead, meanwhile they fit in planes of other major airline companies such as American Airlines. No food options, only sweet biscuit which contains soy and milk."

Cons: "Hurricane Irma, I was lucky enough to get a refund do to the natural disaster."

Cons: "The flight was delay for 3 hours and they only give us chips and water. They didn't explain well what was the problem. The plane was dirty inside and the seats werent comfortable at all, the plane was making weird noises. There is no window in the 11A Window Seat. Really really bad service at all."

Pros: "Plane was clean, attendants were friendly, and food was fine."
Cons: "I had a flight from Detroit to Montreal. Tried to check in and DTW was not a choice on the westjet website and so I physically could not check in. I realized the flight was technically operated not by WestJet, but Gojet. Went to Gojet's website and was told that Delta took care of all of their ticketing and such. Went to Delta's website, entered my ticket number and card number but I was not in the system as I was given all WestJet info (not Delta's). Luckily the baggage check in people figured it all out."

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. I generally love flying Delta and find their crew to always be very professional and kind."
Cons: "As this was a smaller, regional jet, there weren't a lot of amenities. But that's fine, it's only a 40-minute flight!"

Pros: "NOTHING AT ALL!!!!"
Cons: "everything 1st of all i didnt like the fact that the stuff could act so unprofessional and very disrespectful and not knowing what type of info to give that made me lose my flight and at the end they all told me they couldnt help me to get my flight or anything not even try.."

Pros: "The trip was short."
Cons: "I didn't care for my engine only window view. Nor did i like that the crew barely served refreshments (other airlines have zero issues with this on a DTW-MDW or ORD with a larger plane and equal amount of flight stewards). The route was also akin to being on a rough patch of sea for an hour."

Pros: "Staff were awesome. Give them a raise."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Clean plan and efficient boarding procedure."
Cons: "Horrible delay. Took off almost two hours post originally scheduled time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I could not check in on the kiosk and I had to go to two agents before they could find my reservation. The lines were extremely long and the customer service was poor."

Pros: "Movie selection"
Cons: "They want us there at 4:20 for a 6:20am flight but Clear doesn't open until 5. I was through checkin by 4:23. Why bother if one can't get to the breakfast facilities for another half hour plus? Then Peet's had no pastries."

Pros: "I love the new snack choices! Way to go Delta for offering Kind bars now!! This is awesome."
Cons: "Tiny old plane, props blocked my window view, no entertainment system."

Cons: "Was never able to get on flight. The plane lost a windshield wiper and didn't have any spare parts."

Pros: "On time Clean airplane Smooth ride Friendly staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "smooth flight"
Cons: "I'm not sure if this staff is exhausted or just over there job, but they cow towed to a woman who made major complaints about the air conditioning and even gave her points to help her deal with the temperature. Strange. They were only gold stays and I'm only Platinum and didn't complain once. Oh well, that's delta, we all deal with their silence when we post anything that is unfair."

Pros: "Entertainment system was good and seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Boarding was confusing because there were few or no announcements of which zone was boarding, and it wasn't clear exactly which desk to proceed to for boarding"

Pros: "Took off early; landed early. Helpful crew and a good amount of food and beverages were served."

Pros: "Most of the flight there was strong odor of suer smell"

Pros: "short pleasant experience"
Cons: "baggage check is always complicated .they make a big deal over small items"

Cons: "Flight was delayed by two hours. We missed our connection from Montreal to SFO. Air Canada rebooked us so we flew Montreal to Toronto then Toronto to SFO.. It was nice that Air Canada proactively rebooked people with connections."

Pros: "Pretty smooth flight overall. That being said, I don’t mean nd turbulence, the air pockets really get to me. Great service though"

Pros: "Staff were incredibly kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. I need wheelchair assistance and they handled that beautifully, asking thoughtful questions about my needs and adapting their plans to my answers. They also helped me with stowing my carry-on since I would have struggled alone."
Cons: "Unfortunately, through no fault of the flight crew or gate crew, we got one of the few remaining planes in the fleet that are so old that they can't fit a full carry-on bag in the overhead bins or under the seats. Larger carry-on items had to be checked through to final destination, which made a lot of passengers upset -- either because they were business people who needed to be able to work on the flight, or they had important baby gear in there that they would need before that, or they were traveling far away using multiple airlines and were rightly worried about lost luggage."

Pros: "The bad stuff overshadowed the good stuff. Bad experience."
Cons: "We took off late and never made up for the time lost which resulted in me missing my connection in Denver. Had to be rerouted to Toronto that night and spent night in hotel. Next day, we took off late and that resulted in me missing my connection in Denver... It took me two days instead of one to travel to my last destination. Not happy with Air Canada, three out four flights took off late. I also almost missed my flight in Montreal to go to Paris if it was not for the friendly and helpful Canadian Customs people."

Pros: "On time and efficient"
Cons: "To pay American dollars for baggage on AC coming back to CANADA or to pay AT ALL for a bag"

Cons: "International service quite a bit better, still not lufthansa standard, but better than crossfair/swiss"

Pros: "Despite weather travel delayed I was taken care of very well. Comfortable seats. More leg room. Friendly, calm crew."
Cons: "We were not given the option to change our flight out from Chicago when we knew we wouldn't make the connection in Montreal due to weather."

Cons: "Not offered earphones"

Pros: "I liked the comfort and the service"
Cons: "the long delay in Montreal"

Pros: "Check in and boarding process ok."
Cons: "Had to buy meal on the SFO-Montreal leg, which was at the snack/wrap level. Constraint space seats."

Pros: "Very nice people, seats large enough"
Cons: "impossible to work on my computer, plug without enough power turn off automatically"

Pros: "Good leg room."

Pros: "The flight was comfortable. Entertainment choices were varied and generous."
Cons: "o'Hare needs an upgrade."

Cons: "Was a bit of a pain when I wanted to simply get off the plane in Geneva since it would be shorter, but then the plane was late, but that can't be helped"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "first flight cancelled, second flight delayed so impossible to get the connection. Nobody called me about it, I had to go to ask."

Pros: "Some of the members of the crew were so nice"
Cons: "SFO to Montreal: no complimentary food; not even nuts. I was forced to check in my bag because it wouldn't fit in the tiny sizer."

Pros: "Nice crew,moving all the time, food was good."
Cons: "A little bit colder than I expected."

Pros: "Boarding early"
Cons: "Leg room was not good"

Cons: "The seat I sat in felt lumpy. Its also always so loud in the smaller planes, but I knew that."

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Super polite crew"

Cons: "I could not see anything because I didn't know that I had to install the app on my laptop"

Pros: "I was landing in Montreal around 2am and my next flight wasn't until 18 hours later. I talked to the crew about suggestions for finding food, a good place to wait, and suggestions for seeing the city. They were fantastic. Suggested the 747 bus so I could see Montreal and helped point me in the right direction for where to be comfortable as I waited for the city to wake up. Thank you all so much!!"

Pros: "Every thing"

Pros: "This was the greatest flying experience I've had in a long time. The crew was very pleasant and helpful. The in flight entertainment was spot on and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend them to anyone flying abroad. They were efficient in the boarding process as well. I will be flying them again!"

Pros: "I liked the flight coming back. The plane was very big and there was not many seats taken so the space was more than enough. Food was good."
Cons: "The employees were great on the plane but the boarding people didn't smile and was not able to help us out adequately."

Pros: "I am happy that Air Canada is unionized; the personnel are fine. I also like the tvs on the backs of the seats, with their wide range of shows. Particularly, I like Portlandia, though there was only one episode of that."
Cons: "I would not take Air Canada from YWG to the States ever again. It's not the right airline for that trip. AC doesn't offer any direct flights, as far as I can tell, between the small-market Prairie province and the US, and I had to go through security with my checked luggage twice (Canadian & American) each way. These factors leave open infinite possibilities for missing connections and enduring unexpected and grieviously long travel days. To go to Miami, for example, is a trip that took my Minneapolis sister $200 RT + a total of 6 travel hours. For me, from Winnipeg, it took $700 and (unexpectedly) 2 full days, into the wee hours, of flying (I missed a connection because my first flight was delayed, putatively because they switched the gate and wanted to wait for confused passengers, but also something, the pilot said, about maintenance and documents). AC's not especially affordable, even though oil prices are low--I expect because the Canadian dollar is so low. And finally, AC does not compensate for its uncompetitiveness by being any more accommodating of middle class holiday consumers than any other airline business model today. If they treated consumers with the humanity they used to 15 years ago, there might be some reason to endure the costs. As is, there's just no reason to take Air Canada to the US ever."

Pros: "I liked the crew and their service, boarding definitely made sense unlike other airlines. Of course they let the first class on first and then loyal members but after which they boarded the rear of the plane and worked their way up. More airlines should follow their lead, it makes the boarding process a lot easier when you aren't waiting on someone in the front to get settled in when your seat is in the back."
Cons: "I disliked the fact that arriving and departing I encountered the same issue, no wifi. Not sure if this was an issue that affected the whole fleet but this was disappointing for a 3+ hour flight both ways. This would have definitely been a higher rating if wifi was available."

Pros: "Short flight, as expected on smaller older plane"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "over 1 hour to check-in? what is the point of printing our boarding passes in advance? poor planning to have 2 flights checked in at the same time"

Pros: "The AC agent at the airport got me on a direct flight to Toronto -- even without me asking for it. Now that's what I call service! And the seat was at an emergency exit so I had LOTS of leg room. :-)"
Cons: "It was unfortunate that the wi-fi wasn't working but I had some reading material."

Pros: "They did beverage service and gave pretzel snacks. They had a cool map in the seat back in front of you so you could see where you were."

Pros: "The Crew was friendly enough, the seats were comfortable."
Cons: "The crew "was" friendly enough, but didn't respond to the Call Attendant button (twice) when it was pushed, as my daughter was hungry. I had to go to the back of the plane and open the curtain and ask: "is it possible to get something to eat"? Our plane ticket costs an exorbitant amount, AND we are forced to pay for our meals....service would be the very minimum that we could expect.... ALSO: Although there was no charge for baggage on our flight out, and nothing written anywhere about a baggage charge, yet on the return flight we were hit with a $90 baggage fee!! The flight was already too expensive but that was just adding insult to injury"

Cons: "Crew barely friendly No food provided, had to pay a fortune for very bad food Had to pay for earphones"

Pros: "The crew which was very nice and always attentive. The entertainment center for its quite large offer in termed of recent releases and classic movies."
Cons: "The delayed departure which made me miss my connection flight. The middle seat in a crowed plane. The food which could be so much better (no taste, too greasy ...)"

Cons: "It was difficult to navigate the international arrival passages in Toronto. The only saving grace was to follow those who had been there before."

Cons: "I was stuck on a plane for 7 hours for a one hour flight"

Pros: ""Wen," the check in agent at LGA on 12/31/15 was absolutely wonderful. She is the kind of face every corporation needs to the public. She was caring, thoughtful, personable and cheerful. In addition, she got me sorted and checked in incredibly fast. Crew on board were great too, the tall blonde woman (sorry don't know name) was particularly gracious (ran out of champagne for purchase so she created her own fun new years drink and apologized profusely)."

Cons: "Movies only available if you rent an ipad or have your own laptop. Flight was on time boarding but half hour late departing."

Pros: "Nothing lost my luggage we had a delay on Dec 29 from Montreal got to Toronto 15min later we missed the connection plane and there was nothing y'all could of done no hotel rooms no coupon for food telling us that it was all booked wen we didn't not asked to be on the delay and me coming back on west jet on Dec 30 I've lost my luggage and kno body there knows were it's at"

Pros: "Crew had an attitude and my luggage still hasn't arrived."

Pros: "No entertainment on the flight. Only bought food, no snacks."

Pros: "2 hours delay, crew was not helpfull"

Cons: "What a joke this is ... I pay 25 $ to put my luggage in the suite . Apparently people who work at the gate don't seem to know that is 1 bag and one purse .... Too many people carrying all they luggage in the plane which make way less room for everyone and nobody at air canada say anything . please respect the rule that you have put in place ."

Cons: "Delayed, almost missed connecting flight"

Pros: "Good flight good price. I see negative reviews I feel those ppl are bitchin on a regular if everything isn't to Hollywood standards! The only thing I agree is that the entertainment should be included,BUT WHO CARES YOUR IN THE FREAKIN AIR! HOW THIS TECHNOLOGY BEING TAKEN FOR GRANTED IS CRAAAZY, ppl bitchin about their business class seats lmao!"

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