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Top 5 airlines serving Des Moines to Sao Paulo

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 28,721 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Great crew."

Pros: "Crew, movies"
Cons: "Too many announcements. It seems like they were announcing something all the time and it became annoying."

Pros: "The crew was kind."
Cons: "I sat in the last row, in the window seat, except there was no window at all. It was the only area of the plane without a window. The seat did not recline, and there was no window. It was claustrophobic to say the least."

Pros: "The seat was ok, but the crew was very good and helpful"
Cons: "Good company, have the very good attendants"

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

Cons: "Having food & being on time would’ve been nice?"

Cons: "Delta Comfort was no where near as good as a similar class on other airlines, such as Air France or KLM."

Pros: "Crew"

Pros: "No comments"
Cons: "Cleaners had not done a great job. There were paper napkins left over in the seat pocket from earlier flight."

Pros: "Crew was very good."
Cons: "Seat assignment at gate was inconvenient b/c jt dissuades you from taking a bathroom break before the flight. They can't prefer that you go on the plane."

Pros: "The crew were so kind and professional"
Cons: "The flight delay was a pain"

Cons: "Better accommodation for handicap passengers."

Pros: "Issac was amazing!! Best flight attendant I’ve had in years."
Cons: "Nothing. My experience was fantastic."

Pros: "Crew."
Cons: "Getting to Venice on time. Our late arrival cost me a 90 euro shutle."

Cons: "In the last months I have travel 3 times , this is the first with Delta. I can say it has been the best experience I had. Good entertainment, the access to texting and the variety of snacks make superior this airline."

Cons: "Value for the price."

Cons: "The area in the back of the plane by my seat smelled like dirty feet."

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Stuck at landing. For over 20+ minutes"

Cons: "I was assigned a seat on the last row of the plane--these not only don't recline, but it feels as though they push you forward. Also, the engine sound was so deafening with such intense vibration that I was unable to hear the flight attendant speaking to me from 2 feet away, much less anything overh"

Cons: "The person next to me"

Cons: "No video screens and wi-fi was too slow to use"

Pros: "Short and easy"

Cons: "The flight was delayed by more than an hour. My seat's entertainment system was broken, so an 8 hour flight with not much to do other than sleep."

Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"

Pros: "The inflight entertainment options were nice, I enjoyed the flight status option, and the USB port was very helpful."
Cons: "Three hour delay due to wiring issues, cramped seating that made it impossible to get even the most basic of maps, and our flight attendant was upset that we didn't notify them that we were vegans in advance. We didn't know that they had vegan options, and weren't upset about not eating the in-flight meals. She was much more upset about it than we were and it made me uncomfortable refusing the food that I knew I couldn't eat. Other passengers even asked us if we had eaten anything. It was almost embarrassing."

Pros: "Super friendly flight crew."

Cons: "Loud annoying flight attendants. On the plane, off the plane. Terrible delays"

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: "My seat was in the last row on an MD88 where the engines are in the tail fin. Felt like I had a washing machine with a bag of rocks in it next to my head the whole flight. The intercom system also had a gnarly hum/screech when the attendants we're talking so you could barely hear them."

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

Pros: "Due to strong tailwinds, the flight arrived nearly an hour earlier."

Pros: "Food good, wine OK"
Cons: "Discomfort bad"

Pros: "it was easy to navigate ."

Pros: "The crew was nice and friendly and the plane was half empty."
Cons: "When are the Airlines going to start serving a decent coffee on board? It does not matter Delta is now serving Starbucks. Something they do that messes up the whole thing, probably overheat for too long."

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

Pros: "Fast and comfortable"
Cons: "No tv but understanding"

Pros: "new hi speed wifi, seats"

Pros: "Free lunch and free entertainment, who could ask for anything more."

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: "Much older plane. Not as comfortable as some other planes I've been on."

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: "The entertainment is good; several new movies"
Cons: "The dirty seats, the awful food and wine"

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

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."

Cons: "Delta allowed us to board knowing of possible weather delays at the destination! Once on board the captain announced that we could not take off due to weather at the destination! Why didn't they let us just sit in the airport until Delta knew one way or another? Been sitting, trapped in the plane, no AC, no announcement from the flight crew. Could be waiting in relative comfort inside the airport!!"

Pros: "flight crew was nice"
Cons: "Very old dirty plane"

Pros: "The check in personnel was fantastic - very helpful and friendly with a very relevant story that made me feel more relaxed. Our not so good seats were somewhat compensated by the plane staff that gave us each a full beverage can, extra pretzels, and some cookies."
Cons: "Our seats that we'd picked out seemed to get changed when we checked in and we got out in the last row, which had no window, and smelled strongly of bathroom cleaner."

Pros: "On time quick service. Clean and comfortable aircraft."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Meals and more options to drink during flight. No entertainment system"

Pros: "super friendly crew and excellent service"
Cons: "seats that go fully flat in business class"

Pros: "The crew was good, the seats are too close to the other one which make them not very confortable."
Cons: "The seats."

Pros: "Entertainement"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "they were super friendly and helpful"
Cons: "my luggage could have arrived with me"

Cons: "Flight was delayed and airlkne system was down"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Frist :Late for more than 6 hours in Miami. Second: obviously I lost my connection to Bog-Col , they give me a hotel room whithout A/C and smell like mold for that reason. Third: there is no breakfast in the hotel. Thanks for asking Kayak Bye"

Pros: "Customer service"

Pros: "Fast boarding and take off, pleasant crew"
Cons: "We traveled with 16 months old toddler. When checking in online I requested kids meal under our reservation. So, I got kids meal but there was no food for me. If I didn’t request child’s meal, I would get my dinner, but my child would be hungry. It was ok, we shared, but later I asked for whole milk for my son, but they didn’t have it. I am glad I had some toddler formula with us, otherwise I don’t know what we would do. It was a 16 hour travel with one stop and they had no milk on both airplanes. I never write anything bad ever but I think the airline should reconsider kids services. There should have been milk and separate tray for child to eat."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Copa Airlines has the worse entertainment system. I flew business and the food was pathetic. If you are sitting at the last two rows (out of four), they might run out of options for dinner and you are left without choices. I feel sorry for the crew that have to come to you and say "I only have left chicken ". Very cheap airline overall. I can't believe this is Star Alliance."

Pros: "The seats were so uncomfortable and impossible to sleep in. This is hardly worth the discount as you land so stiff and uncomfortable"
Cons: "Seat comfort and Design. Terrible for 9-hour flight. Plane configured to minimize bathroom space and maximize seats. Food entertainment and Liquor all cheap"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Delay"

Cons: "I didn't have a seat from Panama to Sao Pablo, because they oversold"

Pros: "everything is so very good"

Cons: "I had to call their reservation center three times in order to receive an electronic ticket. The last call at the checkin counter. I finally receive it 1 hr before ETD."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Seats"

Pros: "Excelente"

Cons: "Security was redundant and disorganized. Gate staff were uninformitive."

Pros: "Great Service, on-time flight."

Pros: "The seat had extra leg room, BUT..."
Cons: "The seat's cushion was pulled out from the backrest, making it a very uncomfortable seat & giving me Backpain. (This was the seat next to the window, not the middle seat.)"

Pros: "Atención and food"
Cons: "Was late"

Pros: "Crew was great, food was good, legroom ample in economy. Great value."
Cons: "Entertainment system was good, but move selection a bit limited."

Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. I ordered Kosher meals, but they had only one of the two meals Kosher for me, so I pretty much watched everyone else eat while I couldn't. Besides, I asked three different flight attendants for white wine and none ever brought it."

Cons: "Even though there was no wind and the airport is at sea level, the pilot almost crashed the plane when he landed in GYE!"

Cons: "A Lot of people drinking alcohol in rear cabin, the crew was giving alcohol and a lot of kids were present in the aircraft"

Cons: "air condition is too strong. Caught cold because of short of blanket"

Pros: "Love the fast flight"

Pros: "The food was ok"
Cons: "Part of the crew was a little rude, entertainment options were poor, the counter at Lima to check in the baggages opened late"

Pros: "n/a"
Cons: "select a seat when you buy your ticket, and make sure you checkin and get your boarding pass as soon as possible."

Pros: "Food was plenty"

Pros: "The food, the attention from the crew. The seat was comfortable."
Cons: "Interruptions from fasten/unfasten seat belts were made frequently and in short amounts of time."

Pros: "Very good overall service"
Cons: "My schedule was changed"

Cons: "I didn't like I could not choose my seat."

Cons: "Their flights are extremely overbooked. If you book through one of these websites you more than likely will have to spend an extra day. From 3 flights they had that day all 3 were overbooked by atleastv. 5 people. Extremely shitty v"

Pros: "Yet to be found"
Cons: "Long flight with no breakfast, poor selection of movies"

Pros: "Puntualidad"

Pros: "The crew and staff were wonderful and professional"

Pros: "The crew was super nice"
Cons: "Again, international flight, cold, no blankets offered. No wifi or charging stations."

Pros: "I really like fotos and crew really nice"
Cons: "I don't like they available movies"

Cons: "On time. Food okay"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Your call center, and your offices are so seriously deficient. I as assured by agent that I was assigned seats 5. They lie to your face. The problems are then at the airport."

Pros: "plane was comfortable"
Cons: "Flight attendants weren't polite"

Pros: "Everything went well. It was nice that the flight was not overcrowded and there was room to sit comfortably."

Pros: "Our Copa flight was a delightful contrast to US domestic flights (and reminded me of a time when flying in the US was not dreadful). The seats had comfortable leg-room, flight was on time, meal and drink service was coordinated, and flight attendants were responsive."

Pros: "Los representante son despotas y coperan en las necesidades que se le presentan a uno y y son exagerados para cobrar por las maletas"

Pros: "Food, crew."
Cons: "The plane went to land in Barranquilla but came to land too quickly and once he touched down he had to accelerate and take off again. Very uncomfortable 20 minutes circling without an announcement."

Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "The food"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "4 hrs late"

Pros: "Miserable all around experience"
Cons: "The flight delay was not reported correctly until 30 minutes before expected departure. The baggage carousel stopped running after already being more then a hour late. No members present to rectify. Absolutely terrible trip"

Cons: "Nothing evething is ok"

Pros: "The crew was incredibly attentive and helpful."

Pros: "Nothing to write home about."
Cons: "Squished seats, mediocre food. Competitor deliver more for the same price or less."

Pros: "Whole row to myself. Greqt movie, in early and informative pro of a captain."

Pros: "That the flight ended"
Cons: "Everything. In a flight from Miami/Orlando (full of families) you are not allowed to choose seats, at the gate (where you supposed to change seats) the staff was rude, inside the plan people make their own changes and it gets a mess. Terrible experience."

Cons: "Less passengers or bigger plane means more room. Everything was perfect except for being uncomfortably cramped."

Pros: "Everything was excellent"

Cons: "Better customer service, better customer experience, no delays"

Pros: "The crew was amazing, considering the late flight & full plane."

Cons: "Took forever to get the bags"

Pros: "NO NO"
Cons: "yes"

Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "Baggage was not that faster but was still okay Although improvements will be great"

Pros: "Would fly again- irritated at how does a flight manage to get overbooked"
Cons: "Flight was 3 seats overbooked, they had to wait until 3 people willingly took a later flight. Like a game of chicken between 100 people."

Pros: "good"

Pros: "New Plane interior"

Cons: "The whole flight from Philadelphia to Rome was on American Airlines, not British Air. This was confusing at first and made it difficult to know what airline desk I needed to check into, but once that was clear it all went smoothly. The dinner was mediocre and the breakfast terrible."

Cons: "The flight from Miami to Sao Paulo was delayed, therefore, I lost the flight from Sao Paulo to Asunción, those from Latam did not give me any solution and they sent me to the people of American Airlines saying it was their fault. I traveled 3 hours through the whole airport and they did not give me any solution, no new flight."

Pros: "Great no complaints"

Pros: "They rerouted me so I at least salvaged some of my trip."
Cons: "They rerouted me for no reason making me miss my reunion."

Pros: "Boarding has been fast, food and entertainment were very good."

Cons: "Bought 2 tickets but seats weren’t together poor service"

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: "Nice newer plane, beautiful."
Cons: "Though I was in a elite preferred seat (not biz). I had about 6-7 inches from my face to the built in screen in the headrest. Hard not to notice that I couldn’t move an inch without hitting the seat in front of me or passenger next to me."

Pros: "Staff and Entertainment"
Cons: "Back row, but someone has to sit there :)"

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

Pros: "Everyone was very professional and pleasant."
Cons: "All great today."

Pros: "The meal was passable but the space to eat it made it very difficult."
Cons: "I dropped my Kindle and earbuds on the floor and there was so little room I was unable to pick them up! Anything I had on the floor could not be accessed because of the tiny amount of space. I would have to ask the passenger next to me to get up if I wanted to get my things."

Pros: "My flight is tomorrow"

Pros: "It got me there safely without delays."
Cons: "Food isn't good. the connections can be offered in a much better and time efficient way but they were not. I had to change airports in NYC with a 7-hr layover while they could've flown me to JFK (there was available flights). Same thing with coming back, a long layover in Texas."

Cons: "Very disorganized. Why was I put on this terrible American Airlines plane? My headphone outlet was broken, the plane was very uncomfortable, the boarding was disorganized. I thought I paid for a British Airways flight?"

Pros: "Priority boarding."
Cons: "Food is horrible at AA, in special breakfast!"

Pros: "They were awesome, continued to stop and ask if we needed anything. Refilled my wine without me asking when it was 1/2 full and I was watching a move. Great experience on their 767"

Cons: "Delayed flight"

Pros: "Good meals"
Cons: "Not much legroom. Good movie shown but would have like personal options like other airlines."

Pros: "Great movie selection and beautiful plane!"

Pros: "everything on travel is good."

Pros: "On time departures and arrivals. This domestic first leg of the flight had fairly good leg room and seat width."

Cons: "2 hours late. Kept moving the boarding time by 10min"

Cons: "LATAM deboarded me from the flight after I had boarded. They claimed American had cancelled my reservation because they did not think I would make my connection. I ran in order to make it and then instead of offering me information on the next flight they left me stranded with instructions to find American. Terrible, terrible customer service. I will think twice before booking a LATAM flight again."

Cons: "Plane needed to be updated. CRT TVs still? More space in seating for such a long duration flight. Head rests that don't rise more than a few centimeter. What's the point then?"

Pros: "The entertainment had major amount of movie and the veriety of beverages were wide also."
Cons: "The check in progress."

Pros: "They have a huge selection of movies"
Cons: "They do not have gluten free options"

Pros: "Crew was attentive but not overly friendly. Never saw any of them with a smile. Maybe a long day for them.."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 30 minutes. Gate crew never announced business class boarding. As a result getting to the gate was a madhouse because all passangers jammed the boarding area. The food was not very good at all. Chicken was very dry. Earphones did not work So we could not enjoy the movie. Same problem on the way down. The seats on the 737 are anything but comfortable. Clearly more roomy in business class but not able to relax."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Leg room - i feel like it's the smallest of any carrier worldwide."

Pros: "I liked because it was my mom first international trip and she got all the support from the crew. She loved it!"

Cons: "Voar 8 horas de Miami para Sao Paulo sem entretenimento de bordo foi péssimo. Poucos filmes e nenhum com legenda em Português. Se o voo era pro Brasil acho que era o mínimo que se poderia esperar. A comida estava horrível."

Pros: "The crew was friendly, energetic, educational and very helpful"
Cons: "Des moines airplanes seem to be the left overs. Old and outdated."

Pros: "We arrived to our destination safety."
Cons: "My seat was changed on me last minute without notifying me. I was moved away from my friends. It took a while to get this resolved with my seat. Once it was solved my chair was broken and could not recline. It took them 3 hours to get this fixed and were rude to me the entire time. I told them I had never been treated so poorly on a plane."

Pros: "Seats were fairly comfortable"
Cons: "No in flight movie"

Pros: "quiet plane"
Cons: "2.5 hours delayed flight without prompt notifications. Honest and prompt flight-delay alerts. Updates for delay came *every* half-hour. No opportunity to schedule ANYTHING based truthful delay estimations and the lack of timely communication."

Pros: "This was years ago, and yet I still remember how comfortable I was. The waiting facilities were nice and the airplane service very client friendly. Air Canada was definitely the best flying experience I have ever had."

Cons: "There needed to be vegetarian options."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Lady at check in, Helen, at Pearson was TERRIBLE. No compassion for us travelling with a 2 month old baby, and then booked our seats with united in separate locations with no bassinet. I will never use air Canada Again."

Cons: "My seat wouldnt stay reclined. I spent the hole flight pressing the button back. During the night I needed the assistance of the flight atendent. I had to press the button three times so that anyone could come to me. Didnt find the crew very willing to repeat some needed information about the food too. The airplane was full and simply there werent enough toilets for this amout of people there. Honestly, it was a terrible experience."

Pros: "Airplane, entertainment and food was ok"
Cons: "Air canada service is terrible as usual. Service with an attitude. No drinks served!"

Pros: "Space, food and entertainment"
Cons: "It was late 20min"

Pros: "The flight attendants were not kind to the customers and treated us like they were doing us a favor by working on the flight."
Cons: "The flight attendants at one time actually were talking about other passengers, who happened to be of Chinese descent like they weren't even there. Like they did not understand English. Just rude"

Cons: "Uncomfortable"

Pros: "Customer service rep was able to move us to an earlier flight"
Cons: "The flight we moved into got delayed after boarding. My wife watched an entire movie before takeoff. This all after having our flight cancelled the night before. I understand delays from weather but I felt air Canada’s communication was kacking"

Pros: "The entire boarding process, takeoff, staff were all good."
Cons: "The entertainment system went down mid flight and I was unable to finish watching a show. Not happy about this."

Pros: "Nice clean plane! No luggage lost!"
Cons: "We could not check in 24 hours prior to our flight = we were unable to upgrade our seats = 6’4” husband with bakers cysts behind knees had more discomfort for 5 hours."

Pros: "We got there without crashing."
Cons: "Checking in and luggage drop off was chaos. One useless staff person failed to tell people where to line up to drop bags off until the end. She just stood there and if you asked a question she gave you the wrong answer. In Newerk we had to wait 2 hours for our bags. The man st the AC office had no idea why the bags were not coming and could not get someone to tell him and emotionally dithered and then fell apart. I will avoid travelling on AC again if I can. Worst flight ever. They did not have enough food on board either. At least the pilots were competent."

Cons: "First flight was delayed so I missed my connection to Brazil, was left stranded in Toronto for 24h without a hotel or restaurant voucher."

Pros: "Friendly staff, scent collection of media on offer."
Cons: "Size of the seats, baggage fees, insulting attitude of the baggage check in staff in MTL."

Pros: "Actually, everything was perfect."
Cons: "I don't have any complaints at all. Except a ticket agent who tried 2 give me hard time, fortunately I handled the issue. After all, everything was well done."

Pros: "The food and the crew"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything is good"
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "We were told our flight was delayed due to weather, and then due to mechanics. The weather was fine in both new york and toronto those days, and other toronto flights left on time. we ended up being delayed 6 hours in the airport, and other flights still went out ahead of us. furthermore, because our flight was delayed, they didn't seem to prepare for the new departure time, and we were held up for almost an hour on the runway before being able to take off, and almost 30 minutes on the runway once we landed too. better planning and customer service needs to be required in these situations."

Pros: "Entertainment system. Flight crew."
Cons: "The flight was delayed which is fine. I attempted to go to the desk for a food voucher but they didn't have enough workers and were focused on getting people with connections onto another flight and told me to wait. When we reboarded, we were offered vouchers for the airport we were leaving that would expire the next day, which is essentially useless."

Pros: "Entertainment,"
Cons: "Seats"

Pros: "The people at Air Canada were friendly and clear with what was going on."
Cons: "Flight was delayed even though the plane was at the gate."

Pros: "The new airplane 787 is really a nice airplane"
Cons: "The flight delayed 1:45, making me lose my connection"

Cons: "flight was cancelled and I was offered a flight through Montreal with Long connections so I cancelled and flew the next day again through Montreal but with better connections"

Pros: "friendly helpfull staff"
Cons: "luggage took to long to get"

Pros: "Safety well managed."
Cons: "Some staff were rather difficult to engage - lacking interpersonal skills and hence leaving me in a 'did they hear me?' mode. I suspect that this is a 'how they are managed issue!'."

Pros: "Bumpy ride nice crew Great direct flight"

Pros: "Flight was smooth; love being able to track route. Got in early."

Pros: "Entertainment options were plentiful -- from TV to movies, podcasts, audio books and games. Boarding was easy and there were plenty of bathrooms aboard. Very, very smooth landing in Vancouver. Easily the best I've ever experienced."
Cons: "Leg room was average for these types of flights. Wasn't a huge fan of the food served; at least one meal was Korean fare."

Pros: "Flawless flight and friendly staff and roomy seating on Air Canada flight"
Cons: "Did not have food options I wanted - ran out."

Cons: "The Crew Was rude. the seats were small, NO TV's, for a 10 hour flight. Had to "rent" a iPad. I was not able to download movies on my own device. Had to pay for drinks, on an international flight, Are you kidding me!!?? I will never fly Air Canada Rouge again. Very disappointing."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They didn't let me board because I changed the original return ticket paying with a different credit card (still mine)...although they processed the payment and sent me a confirmation ticket"

Pros: "Since we arrived at the airport very early we asked about whether we could change to an earlier flight. The agent was extremely accommodating and confirmed us on an earlier flight with no additional charge. Bravo Air Canada!"

Cons: "flight cancellation without overnight accomodation"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Couldn't rate entertainment- there was none - none expected"

Cons: "service was not that great"

Pros: "Almost everything about the flight. Easy check-in. Didn't loose my bag which is always a great thing."
Cons: "The new app entertainment for Air Canada wasn't really explained by the crew but so I just doozed off."

Pros: "Boarding is the best!"
Cons: "I do understand mechanical issues occur, but your communication of these issues was awful! My god, you cannot tell if your electronics are working before you board people. One thing I can say for America, they do not mess around.....they fix problems....your team sucked leaving Toronto Barcelona two weeks ago and then you suck leaving Toronto to SFO. Please understand, folks have flight connections and the number one thing then need from you, instead of water is information on whether their flight will be waiting for them!!!"

Cons: "Lost bag"

Pros: "The 2-3-2 seat configuration is better for travelling as a duo. We were provided with blankets and pillows for the 9 HR flight. Food was quite tasty for airline meals."
Cons: "Host staff made very few trips up and down the aisles. Have not before been on an Air Canada flight where there are no seat back screens, so it was a surprise not to have any in flight entertainment."

Cons: "No food. Beverage only."

Pros: "Everything is perfect in this flight .. Thnx"

Pros: "everything was smooth / great service"
Cons: "AC was too cold for 6am in the morning. very uncomfortable"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled and they did not bother to inform us! Ended up flying on United and arrived 6 hours later than planned."

Pros: "Same"
Cons: "Same"

Pros: "Frinedly staff. Clean cabin. Great entertainment and personal tv."
Cons: "I had seat 31k, by the emergency exit. I was told the most legroom and window seat. But I had to strch my legs to the left into my neightbor space. There was also jo window..."

Pros: "Clean, quick flight."
Cons: "cramped, not enough carry-on room."

Pros: "There was excellent leg room by modern standards seats were comfortable flight was very fast once we left Montreal. Plane was landed very smoothly"
Cons: "Sat at the terminal for well over an hour waiting for fuel, or so we were told. Food was non-existent, except for purchased food. Not even a peanut. Drink selection lousy crew was variable, as one attendant was less than pleasant. others were fine."

Cons: "Baggage claim at final destination was a complete mess. I went straight to the baggage claim area after our flight and never saw any baggage come out at the designated carousel. Checked with the baggage office and they apparently don't work with Air Canada and sent me to their check in desk where no one was available. Customer service was only able to fill out a form listing me as missing my baggage and tell me to head home. Had to return to pick up my luggage the next day, but the Air Canada manager couldn't even tell me if the baggage would have gone to the baggage claim carousel or to the check in desk, because it seems they have no established protocol. With it being such a small flight (only around 10-15 of us total on the plane), it seems like a brief announcement of where our luggage would be could have saved people headaches. Being small seems to be an issue where the airline itself doesn't have any real established protocols or a substantial presence in the Columbus airport at least. So overall, not impressed with the management when checking in or out in the actual airport."

Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "Food was bad."

Pros: "Horrendous experience. 6 hours on the tarmac, followed by a another 7 hour delay. I missed my connecting flight in Sao Paolo - had to spend another $1300 to get to my final destination"
Cons: "Everything was terrible."

Cons: "They could have told me more than 24 hours before my flight that they changed me to a different flight 4 hours earlier in the day!"

Cons: "It is unacceptable that United is still submitting its customers in business class to old planes and very old seats - including rows with four seats looking backwards with no separation between the seats (with the same issue on the window seats, which are double seats). Dreadful flight - my fare shall be refunded in full."

Cons: "On time arrival."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Tight space and food could be better"

Pros: "I forgot my charger at the gate and the purser was so kind to help bring it back #unitedairlinecares"
Cons: "Nothing was a perfect flight"

Cons: "The plane was not at the airport on time and when it caused us to miss the flight they blamed the weather instead of the plane not being at the airport on time. They were rude and refused to give hotel vouchers."

Cons: "there was someone sitting in my chair who got angry and it was very rude because I asked him to sit in the right place. I had to put my carry far from me because he put his on my head."

Cons: "Late, no leg room and bad wifi"

Pros: "Had to cancel."
Cons: "WaIting for refund"

Pros: "Flight left right on time and arrived to the destination early - which was great because i had an extremely short layover"

Pros: "Decent room on the flight. No food or drink."

Pros: "Friendly service,. On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everybody was so friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "No delays"
Cons: "Everyone was super nice and gelpful"

Pros: "Quick and easy. Nice crew."

Pros: "I was treated wonderfully and had an amazing times."
Cons: "Everything was great."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Attitude of gate agent, crews. Boarding penalizes all but highest level and they've demoted me since the merger and erased my 30 year history with UAL. Watched them mishandle a paraplegic passenger until another passenger swapped seats. Last choice for me."

Cons: "Tight seats, full flights"

Pros: "The crew worked quickly to get me another flight when I was not gonna make my connection flight."
Cons: "The plane malfunctioned and their time management of telling us when it was gonna be fixed was poor."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crowded, overbooked, made me check my carry on which made me miss my train. Took 4 flights to get to my final destination. Small seats, uncomfortable... list goes on and on"

Cons: "Cancelled flight. No true explanation. Lack of detail and delay caused me to miss other flight opportunities."

Cons: "The airplane needed to be swapped, which caused an hour delay and made me miss my flight"

Pros: "I loved it"

Cons: "Boarding in IAH was a mess. Several gate changes, airport information screens didn't match with the actual departure gate, lines were not properly identified. Very bad."

Pros: "Staff was ok."

Pros: "At least I made it"
Cons: "Flight attendant for United 426 to Chicago was rude, flight delayed and they weren't very helpful"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Lack of updates"

Pros: "Everything's on time"
Cons: "No,"

Cons: "The snack"

Pros: "The flight itself was uneventful and went as expected."
Cons: "We were instructed to hand in our hand luggage before boarding the plane which meant we had to wait in a long one after the flight to get the luggage back. HOWEVER, the plane had plenty of overhead luggage room to accommodate our luggage. We were told by the cabin staff that the gate personnel don't always check what size plane it is before requiring everyone to hand in their luggage."

Pros: "It was a pretty smooth flight and it was pretty well organized."
Cons: "The plane was in the Houston hanger most of the day, but it seems they didn't test it. Even after being delayed on the ground due to rain and a mechanical problem with the ramp for three hours, the plane had to turn around and come back to Houston due to another mechanical issue. Finally left 13.5 hours late. I did receive a hotel room, breakfast and 10,000 miles compensation for the hassle, but I would rather have been in Brazil on time."

Pros: "Flight on time, no delays or problems"
Cons: "Seating for midgets"

Cons: "About two hours before my flight, it was canceled after previously making an airplane switch the night before after checking in online. The I received an email while I was on the way to the airport saying that the airplane that I was going to fly out on was canceled due to airplane maintenance. While I am happy they didn't fly the plane while needing maintenance, they should have planned ahead and known of the maintenance or had a backup ready to go. Obviously it must have been something they just found, but in the big picture of things. You have to pay an way to much for a flight as it is. They should have to solve their own issues to honor their part of the contract. We (as customers) can't cancel a flight with out penalties. Why shouldn't they have to do the same?"

Pros: "On the trip from Des Moines to Houston, timeliness of flight was great. The boarding went smooth and was done quickly. The crew were friendly and courteous. Overall the first half of the trip was fine."
Cons: "I was extremely disappointed in the condition of my luggage when I picked it up plane side. The wheel was broke off and all the pockets had been unzipped and it appeared they had been rummaged through. I had to drag my bag through the terminal. I spoke with 3 individuals with United who referred me onto the next and each unwilling as the previous to help. I myself am in customer service and would never treat my customers the way I was treated by the employees representing your Airline. I would go above and beyond to make the sure that the customers experience was a great one in spite of the unfotunate incident so they would return. I have never flown United before, and I will not consider your airline in the future."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I paid extra money for our seats so we cud sit together N I ended up on the front of the plane N my boyfriend clear in the back I'll never fly United again y the hell did I pay almost 25$ per seat to sit together to sit on opposite ends of the plane"

Pros: "They whole computer system went down all morning"
Cons: "I haven't made it. Their computer system was down all morning. I got a pretty inexpensive flight which was refunded. Although I can't go home, all the one way tickets are 3 times the price. Me and my 6 month old baby can't get home to his daddy."

Pros: "Crew was great!"

Cons: "They lost my bag for my entire vacation. They found it and "rushed" it to me, but it got waylaid in SFO and would have sat there had I not called them. Then they said they would deliver it to my hotel. When it arrived 4 days later, they said I could pick it up and they would not deliver it. I was 2.5 hours away. I told them to send it home, but they didn't and when I flew home 7 days later, it was still sitting in Munich!"

Pros: "Everything was great, no waits, and right on time!"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Crew was very accommodating to the fact that I was flying with a large service animal. They even brought him his own dinner. They were excellent people."

Pros: "That the flight was on time. disenchanted flight attendants. Makes you want to not need her assistance."
Cons: "Disenchanted flight attendants. For whatever reason, it is obvious that there is unhappiness. Not flat affect, just the look of disinterest, a look that tells you I don't care. In a customer based business it is so disheartening that the very person you may have to depend on to survive is not vested in the clientele that keeps her company in business, thereby insuring future paychecks. I'd like to communicate here that it wasn't all the attendants on either flight, but enough that it was obvious to anyone who paid even casual attention. I was flying home to California, so there were two additional flights a few days before the flights home. I never had any of the same flight attendants on any of the flight. As far as my observation of the attendants, as stated above, I think that speaks volumes. I will cite an example that happened on my trip from Iowa to Denver. I need wheelchair assistance, I walk with a cane, but not able to walk any distance. I pack a light carry-on, bring my purse, jacket and cane. I was being wheeled up the passageway in a regular wheelchair, and the man pushing me stated to the on-coming crew he "would be right back to get my suitcase, couldn't take both at the same time", and added " unless one of you could roll it up?". After an embarrassing pause, a female flight attendant said "Let the flight attendant do it. Add this to the list of responsibilities that aren't really my job." I actually twisted around to look at this person, I was so stunned to hear that! She grabbed my rolling carry-on handle and the look spoke columns. I was embarrased. Thank you. Debra K. Forsythe"

Cons: "Obnoxious crew, repeating the same instructions over and over. No food, no entertainment. Short flight though."

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

Pros: "Boarding was pretty quick and staff was friendly. I was in an emergency row so I had a little extra leg room in my middle seat. Also had wifi on this flight."
Cons: "Snacks need to be updated. I prefer the good old fashion pretzels, so maybe providing an option would be better."

Cons: "I have flown with United several times and will be avoiding this airline in the future. After notification that our flight had been delayed by 3 hours, the customer service was awful. The United representatives at the gate told us they could not rebook us nor would they be able to assist us with locating a different connecting flight. We then contacted customer service by phone and were directed to connecting flights. However the connecting flights were at an airport two hours away. After being informed that we would not be able to fly out the next day from the Des Moines airport, we. Had no other choice but to rent a car to drive to the Omaha airport. We had to rent a car because they would not accommodate us by changing our return flights to match where we flying out of. This whole experience has been awful for a trip that has been booked for more than 6 months. I plan to continue to inform the public of this horrendous experience."

Cons: "I was flying out of De Moines, IA to DC with a layover in Chicago. I received an email stating that my flight was changed to 3pm. While the email stated the flight number it didn't state the destinations or the airport. It turns out the email was referring to the layover flight that I had in Chicago. I even called the number provided in the email to verify the change and instead of giving me information on my flights it gave me a status update of the flight at that particular time of the day (Which was the day before when I called and was not something I particularly cared about). This wound up being very bad for me because I slept in and missed my flight. I booked another flight for the next day but a very bad snowstorm hit the east coast and was unable to travel back to DC for 5 more days. I had to get a hotel room in Chicago and spend over $500 in expenses because of this error. United should be more specific when notifying its passengers of any changes by email. This messed up a lot of things for me and I'm very upset with how United handled this"

Pros: "I got in my final destination"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "I was satisfied with my flight..9.5"

Pros: "No delays, we were kept informed of status' of the process and we actually arrived slightly ahead of the advertised time. There were no weather or mechanical issues so the flight went off without a hitch."

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