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How long does a flight from Des Moines to Santa Barbara take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 40m, covering a distance of 1501 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Des Moines to Santa Barbara?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($366) and United ($426)
Do I need a passport to fly between Des Moines and Santa Barbara?
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Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$366
only
$366
Destination
Santa Barbara
$366
only
$366
Tue, Mar 27
DSM
SBA
6h 17m
Tue, Apr 3
SBA
DSM
5h 28m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

Tue, Aug 7
DSM
SBA
5h 40m
Fri, Aug 17
SBA
DSM
4h 40m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

Wed, May 23
DSM
SBA
8h 03m
Tue, May 29
SBA
DSM
5h 26m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

Thu, May 10
DSM
SBA
8h 03m
Sun, May 13
SBA
DSM
7h 43m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

Thu, May 24
DSM
SBA
8h 03m
Tue, May 29
SBA
DSM
7h 43m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

Sun, Apr 22
DSM
SBA
6h 15m
Fri, Apr 27
SBA
DSM
5h 28m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

Thu, Aug 9
DSM
SBA
6h 11m
Fri, Aug 17
SBA
DSM
5h 19m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

Wed, Mar 7
DSM
SBA
8h 45m
Mon, Mar 19
SBA
DSM
14h 29m
Trip: 12 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

EWR
SYR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Taxied for 45 minutes, got on runway then determined we were low on fuel. Back to gate, refuel, two hour delay

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

ORD
FLL
Okay 4.6

Flew First Class from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. The food was a banana and the seat in front of me was broken and when it went back, it was in my lap. No one seemed to care..

Mon, Mar 12
DSM
SBA
9h 01m
Tue, Mar 20
SBA
DSM
5h 48m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

Wed, Mar 28
DSM
SBA
6h 17m
Sun, Apr 1
SBA
DSM
15h 52m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

Tue, Mar 6
DSM
SBA
6h 17m
Tue, Mar 20
SBA
DSM
5h 48m
Trip: 14 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

Mon, Mar 12
DSM
SBA
6h 17m
Mon, Mar 19
SBA
DSM
5h 48m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

Sun, Feb 25
DSM
SBA
15h 05m
Mon, Feb 26
SBA
DSM
14h 04m
$1139
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

ORD
FLL
Okay 4.6

Flew First Class from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. The food was a banana and the seat in front of me was broken and when it went back, it was in my lap. No one seemed to care..

Mon, Feb 26
DSM
SBA
11h 39m
Tue, Feb 27
SBA
DSM
9h 13m
$1139
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

PWM
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing was good about this airline with the exception of the baggage crew that finally helped me in Washington Ronald Regan Airport

My flight out of Portland was canceled and it took hours to rebook. I had to fly American Airline to Washington DCA where I roamed the airport at 9pm looking for someone from United. The crew in Portland ME told me the gate person would have a hotel for me.... The baggage crew had to help me.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

EWR
SYR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Taxied for 45 minutes, got on runway then determined we were low on fuel. Back to gate, refuel, two hour delay

Tue, Mar 6
DSM
SBA
9h 01m
Mon, Mar 19
SBA
DSM
5h 48m
Trip: 13 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

Tue, Feb 27
DSM
SBA
9h 15m
Wed, Feb 28
SBA
DSM
11h 00m
$1139
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
SYR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Taxied for 45 minutes, got on runway then determined we were low on fuel. Back to gate, refuel, two hour delay

DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

Mon, Mar 12
DSM
SBA
9h 01m
Sun, Mar 18
SBA
DSM
26h 40m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

Tue, Mar 6
DSM
SBA
9h 01m
Sun, Mar 18
SBA
DSM
26h 40m
Trip: 12 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

Sun, Mar 11
DSM
SBA
20h 49m
Tue, Mar 20
SBA
DSM
19h 31m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

Sun, Mar 11
DSM
SBA
20h 49m
Mon, Mar 19
SBA
DSM
16h 23m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

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Flight Price $366
Distance 1501 miles
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