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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew. Service."
Pros: "The flight attendant was so amazing and observant that she noticed myself and classmates all wearing our alma maters sweatshirt and gave us the loveliest a shout out!! We were headed for our college reunion and had unintentionally been on the same flight. That was so much fun!!"
Cons: "Free headphones"
Pros: "Great experience for a small airport in Loreto, Mexico."
Cons: "Not much, overall pretty good."
Pros: "Excellent all"
Cons: "My 3 suitcases were missing"
Pros: "Modernized flight, no delays, military member service"
Pros: "The lady WHO assisted US at the Alaska Airline kiosk was very Helpful, she made IT easier for US to check in. There were a lot OF AirPort employers assisting us Go thru the scanners, IT was a breeze, IAD was very relaxingThank you very much"
Pros: "Every aspect of the trip was above our expectations, comfortable seats, delightful staff, good food and on time service."
Pros: "Pleasantly surprised, nice journey the whole way"
Pros: "Que aparte de la bebida sirvan un sanduche o algo para comer"
Pros: "great landing"
Pros: "Bathrooms were relatively clean"
Cons: "Crew was rude and very unhelpful. Made smart little comments to many passengers."
Pros: "Smooth sailing!"
Pros: "Great plane. Nice to still have free entertainment to watch!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Even the baggage was excellent. My bag was on the belt before I got there"
Pros: "They have To give food in thé international flyts"
Pros: "courtesy and helpfulness from the staff"
Cons: "the delay was not pleasant"
Pros: "Very Friendly staff"
Cons: "unable to manage the reservation and select seats to put the 2 of us togehter"
Pros: "Fue bastante puntual y la atención de 1era"
Cons: "La ubicacion del asiento que nos tocó"
Cons: "The new TV program choices. I miss the Direct TV live program choices. It made the flights go so much faster! The few episode choices was a huge disappointment. This was one of the things that made Virgin America flights special!"
Pros: "Genially friendly atmosphere"
Pros: "Perfect all the way around"
Cons: "Lost luggage"
Pros: "I liked that a pillow and blanket was provided- but the temperature on the plane was way too hot to use them"
Cons: "The temperature on the plane was way too hot"
Pros: "Everyone was so nice & accommodating. I would definitely book them again."
Pros: "using passport as my ID :)"
Pros: "Good airline"
Pros: "I liked that we landed safely"
Cons: "They messed the names on our itinerary & were rude"
Pros: "The promptness"
Cons: "It was 1.5hrs late"
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "Personal people"
Cons: "I couldn't put my seat back"
Pros: "Slow boarding and then a thirty minute delay getting offf of ground"
Pros: "It was ok."
Cons: "Totally cramped."
Pros: "Complimentary beer"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was perfect. Thank you Alaska Airlines. We'll use them again in the future."
Pros: "Faster than was predicted"
Cons: "Pretty cramped economy"
Pros: "and was stuck with emergency exit."
Pros: "Leg space was pretty good"
Cons: "After landing to gate open took too long"
Pros: "Way too hot on plane without anyersonal air gens. Then it was freezing after takeoff"
Pros: "Power outlet at each seat."
Cons: "Narrow aisle. Had to rent device to see movies."
Pros: "Good staff"
Pros: "Staff very warm."
Cons: "Food selection paltry. Vodka from Seattle? Hopefully you will take Virgins food selections and liquor. Alaska can use an overhaul. Also aisle too tight."
Cons: "Checked baggage fees"
Cons: "I didn't get a blanket or pillow"
Pros: "Crew were friendlier than many other airlines"
Cons: "Flight was freezing. Crew was overly concerned about my tree nut allergy. Been flying for 40+ years and this was the first time any one has asked...appreciate it but they went overboard"
Pros: "It was super"
Pros: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"
Cons: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"
Pros: "Everything! Thank you"
Cons: "Nothing. Thanks"
Pros: "Crews were friendly"
Pros: "I like being able to charge my devices"
Cons: "Better movies"
Pros: "All aspects"
Pros: "Delta always does a superior job - domestically and internationally!"
Cons: "Everything was perfect!"
Pros: "The plane was very new and clean; entertainment options and food were very good; it was a good flight."
Cons: "At baggage drop-DCA: Charged me for a bag when I had a status that allows 1 bag free; she would not listen, made me pay for it in order to check my bag and then told me to go over to customer service and ask for a refund."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Baggage was at carousel before we were, a first."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "Operated by Delta so great!"
Pros: "Flew us safely home."
Cons: "We waiting on the runway for over a long period."
Pros: "Meal was provided at no additional charge. Pilots were informative on weather conditions. Good crew service."
Pros: "Excellent Service."
Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "We boarded late, then sat in a hot plane for an ester 30-40 mins because the route got cancelled. They wouldn’t serve us beverages while it was so hot inside. We landed over 49 mins later into Lax"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "The airplane was freezing cold. I had on a sweater and jacket and was unbearably cold. The entire plane was miserable. There weren’t any blankets either...this is not the"
Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"
Pros: "ditto above"
Cons: "ditto above"
Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"
Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"
Pros: "Loved the Clear/Skymiles fingerprint boarding! Great line markers at DCA as well. Would love to see those in other cities."
Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."
Pros: "Excellent service, God flight"
Pros: "Friendly people and clean plane"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, I hope it shows up shortly"
Cons: "Condition of the airplane"
Pros: "Customer services"
Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Pros: "All I need to say."
Cons: "Late and missed my international connection"
Pros: "Great service very courteous crew. Smooth takeoff and landing."
Cons: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"
Pros: "Unlimited snacks and drinks..."
Cons: "The mediocre upgrade."
Pros: "The service. The plane (seemed like an international plane). Food options. The service and the service. There was a problem getting on, they allowed premium members to board but when I got to the plane, I was scolded by the cleaning crew lady (maybe the Mgr) that they were not ready and that she had informed 'them' of that and that no one is allowed to board while they are cleaning."
Pros: "Free food for all on this flight! Turkey sandwich was actually quite good! Great legroom, flight attendants, and pilot. Free great movie for all."
Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."
Pros: "Everything from boarding, service, arrival time and deplaining was smooth"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No free meals."
Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."
Pros: "Good seats and very clear"
Pros: "Nothing,really other than the fact that it Got us home."
Cons: "At least offer water. There was no service whatsoever"
Pros: "Everyone was well behaved."
Cons: "Seats are thick but zero lumbar. Back too short at shoulders and I'm only 5'8""
Pros: "2 and 2 seats, all occupied, no distancing."
Cons: "Better seating, boarding from the tail to decrease contact"
Pros: "Seat cramped"
Cons: "It was amazing"
Cons: "Too cold"
Cons: "Seating in Economy plus is tight. No electrical or UBS outlets for charging devices."
Cons: "Wi-Fi was spotty."
Cons: "No tv, entertainment, charging"
Pros: "Did not experience food or entertainment"
Cons: "Overbooking and worrying I would miss my trip"
Cons: "Mechanical delays caused me to miss my uncle's funeral."
Pros: "Not a challenging process from beginning to end."
Pros: "Perfect from start to finish"
Cons: "We never took off"
Cons: "the usual garbage AA flights on CRJ's with poor on-time performance and frequent maintenance issues..."
Cons: "Seating is a bit cramped."
Pros: "Personalities...loved their job. Great to talk to."
Cons: "Bosrdunf staff at DCA. No communication in crowded area"
Cons: "Our audio did not work for movies. The food was super cheap"
Cons: "So many different categories to board!! Same applies to all legs of this trip... it is annoying and completely inefficient."
Pros: "There was surprisingly a great amount of legroom"
Cons: "Food was not good at all."
Pros: "Lost baggage"
Cons: "They have it arriving with me. But cannot locate it. Normally they would know where it was."
Cons: "Essentially a bus ride with the comfort of a wooden bench."
Cons: "Lost connection"
Cons: "Delay. Old airplane with sewer smell in back. Not a great experience."
Cons: "Completely ignored for beverage service"
Cons: "Shaky landing."
Cons: "Plane size"
Pros: "Food, OK legroom, complimentary wine & beer on a US carrier"
Cons: "Barely functioning ancient touchscreen system"
Pros: "Allowed us to pre-order with our daughter who needed our support."
Pros: "It did not crash"
Cons: "Delays, baggage loss, how the Airline dealt with both."
Cons: "Bumpy landing in Charlotte. But it was windy and raining."
Cons: "Never got a complimentary beverage. The cart only delivered to some of the rows"
Pros: "Thanks Daniel for making my trip to San Diego comfortable!"
Cons: "Didn't get to upgrade to 1st Class, but oh well :)--"
Pros: "Loved the individual seat back entertainment"
Pros: "It's fine, you know what to expect."
Cons: "No entertainment; no TVs, no music."
Pros: "Quick boarding, no shuttle! Pilot very informative"
Cons: "We were never asked for beverage service.Also when arriving and exiting to retrieve our bags when congested with baggage no room to stand and wheelchairs all at once trying to exit up ramp.Very unorganized and chaotic."
Pros: "Flights were on time and staff all were smiling and kind."
Cons: "Liked everything!!"
Pros: "Considering Mathew was on the way, we did excellent."
Cons: "It was freezing."
Pros: "todo muy bien"
Pros: "All of it"
Pros: "The atention"
Cons: "The 5 hour flight was extremely full. No chance of social distancing. Did not feel safe for my family."
Pros: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours with no compensation"
Pros: "Terrible service, rude, impatient crews. No food provided for a 5 hours flight, only basic drinks."
Cons: "Make sure transit with more comparable service throughout the journey."
Cons: "Cold air streaming from the storage bins."
Cons: "The food was the worst. The setup was old. The staff was indifferent"
Pros: "Crew was really friendly."
Cons: "Seats are not very comfortable. The standard has decreased: leg room is reduced, and options to gain 1 or 2” of legroom, is so pricey that it feels like ‘highway robbery ‘."
Pros: "Crew was amazing, doing a good job keeping everything moving"
Cons: "Food was not good, bland"
Pros: "The food was quite good actually"
Cons: "comfort level was terrible"
Cons: "No WiFi functioning so nothing to do for five hours when you counted on having WiFi. Now I will always bring a book"
Cons: "The WiFi system is very slow"
Pros: "Crew were solid, competent"
Cons: "You could buy food, but no included meal for a six hour flight. The food for purchase was just snacks. Additional seats are very forward, uncomfortable even in Premium seats with reclining."
Pros: "Can’t think of anything"
Cons: "The flight in was delayed so we missed our connection. They took our luggage, split our group up and refused to give us accommodation or even a tooth brush or blanket. We asked a united agent for help and she suggested we can call customers service once we get back to LA. Writing this review as we are still stuck in DC. I understand that low level employees can’t do much but at what cost does one get empathy?"
Pros: "Domestic flight from IAD to LAX was not great as usual — small space, overbooked, no food, entertainment slow. But LAX-INCHEON-MNL was GREAT! Extra space, efficient, helpful and happy crew ready to help passengers! I was surprised by this!"
Pros: "Seats very uncomfortable. Food poor. Downloading an app for entertainment... a joke!"
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable. Food poor. Downloading an app for entertainment... a joke!. 737 far past their prime."
Cons: "Really United? They STILL charge for inflight entertainment. Not like I could’ve used it if I wanted to because my screen turned off and on the entire flight. Not so great on a red eye. One of the crew was helpful, the rest short with all passengers."
Pros: "Had xtra legroom and Wi-Fi"
Cons: "I paid the xtra $99 for the economy plus but my headphone jack didn’t work so I couldn’t watch a movie and my tray table was broken so I had to hold my drink and fumble with my food. The flight attendant tried to fix it but couldn’t. Made my 6 hour flight feel like 12 hours."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth enough"
Cons: "I'm a disabled person, I need an aisle seat for my long legs and busted knees, but the aisle seats had about 1/3 the space for feet as the other seats. My knees were pushing into the seat in front of me. Drinks went around once about 1 hour in to the 5 hour flight, but not again after that, though they came by to collect trash 5 times. Flight crew were polite, but some clearly didn't want to be there. This is the first flight I've ever been on where I was in tears from pain, and i felt like i couldnt ask for water or even the wheelchair I needed after the flight."
Cons: "Very crowded. Seat in the back near toilet has much traffic and sitting on the aisle- much jostling. No entertainment unless you brought your own device."
Cons: "Being jostled by carts and people walking by"
Pros: "Smooth boarding process"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Food limited . Wifi not free , seat was uncomfortable"
Cons: "I didn't get on it because you cancelled the first flight"
Cons: "Cabin temp was uncomfortably warm."
Pros: "Flight boarding was on time."
Cons: "It was too cold on the flight."
Cons: "Crowed and flight delays"
Pros: "Good selection of movies"
Cons: "Wifi was spotty"
Pros: "United Airlines abuse of the man on Sunday is shameful and I will never fly United again!"
Cons: "I don't like how they beat and dragged that poor doctor from that flight. #fireoscarmunoz #boycottunitedairlines"
Cons: "Lost our bags which we still haven't received. Seats didn't recline. Airplane wasn't stocked with enough food for the passengers. This was on top of both flights being very delayed first due to weather and then maintenance."
Pros: "The movies, the seats wre confortables."
Cons: "Too long to boarding, very desorganized, my seats were wringful assugned took it to long to reassign the correct seats numbers, the flight was one hour delayed, the food too expensive."
Cons: "Missed my connecting fight due to my aircraft having malfunctions, as well as my flight home being delayed three times. Worst flying experience to date."
Pros: "I liked that the flight attendants were friendly, attentive, and smiling all the time. It made me feel welcomed. Thanks!!"
Cons: "How uncomfortable I was in the seats"
Cons: "It is outrageous that those seats and that legroom is legal. Something has to change!"
Pros: "Nothing I cuold think off"
Cons: "Too many delays, change of gates, maintenance check is too overwhelming. My Houston flight is unbelievable. We stayed were delayed for almost 5 hours . Wifi is not working"
Cons: "The terminal number on my ticket was wrong and when me and some other customers asked the flight lady what was going on she was of very little help. Not only that but she was making a personal phone call. So I had to rush to the other end and then just to find out that they didn't have enough room to put my carry on so I had to place it enbetween my legs which made for an even more uncomfortable flight. Also one of the flight attendant was particularly rude and kept saying she had to do her job in a very rude tone to the point were an older retired man told her he's worked too hard in his life time to be talked to like that. Overall the poorest plane experience I've ever had and I fly quite a bit."
Cons: "Cramped legroom"
Pros: "Boarding was fast and easy, crew were professional"
Cons: "No food or entertainment for a flight with flight time for than 5 hours"
Pros: "Boarding was a quick process"
Cons: "Lack of leg room, two hour delay, no compensation"
Pros: "Appreciated nonstop flight from OC to Dulles in under five hours"
Cons: "I did not appreciate having to await seats assignments at the gate when I paid for the tickets in May. My fiancé and I did not get to spend the flight together on the flight there. Coming back was smooth but through a different airline."
Pros: "flight was on time"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants uncomfortable seats zero inflight entertainment unless you wanted to pay $7.99 Having an international ticket (coming from a previous international flight) meant they put you in the LAST boarding group No overhead bin space Overbooked flight"
Pros: "Kind and caring flight attendants and pilot"
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable plus there was no inflight entertainment the app to watch movies on was slow and it wasn't until I was onboard that I even realized I would need it. Overall not a pleasant experience."
Pros: "The crew was friendly. Boarding process was the smoothest I've ever seen."
Cons: "We were delayed but I felt as if the pilot didn't inform the passengers in a timely manner. The passengers were starting to become antsy as we weren't sure why we hadn't taken off."
Cons: "Was asked to pay $25 extra for my luggage. That should have been disclosed up front on the ticket. Not happy"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Too cold and no blankets when I asked."
Pros: "Normal flight"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment or concern my pregnant wife to move to different seating"
Cons: "Treated horribly by the crew!!!"
Cons: "Stewardess who had to repeatedly ask a customer to put their mask on said “I hope you get it”. Referring, of course, to COVID-19. Horrible."
Pros: "The emergency row seat was good."
Cons: "The hidden carry on luggage fee is terrible."
Cons: "Good service"
Cons: "A soft drink that doesn’t cost money!!"
Cons: "An explanation of why we arrived an hour late. It wasn’t even mentioned."
Pros: "The fabulous front row seats!"
Cons: "Nevee fiying fromtier again"
Pros: "Comfort seating is spacious."
Cons: "Doesn’t make sense to charge for water."
Cons: "Website difficult to use for baggage fee payment. Thanks"
Pros: "see headline!!"
Cons: "see headline!!"
Cons: "I had to pay for a Diet Coke"
Pros: "I got to my destination safely."
Cons: "It was incredibly uncomfortable."
Pros: "Frontier employees are great!"
Cons: "No food, no entertainment, no blanket."
Cons: "No reclining seat, no good, chargefor carry on"
Cons: "Fees for baggage and food"
Pros: "I was seated well on both flights. Window then the isle. For a big man those are great seats"
Cons: "The cost of the food"
Cons: "Only free water~ no other drinks or snacks w/out paying!"
Cons: "Would be great to have some headbsupport. Most people were trying to sleep"
Pros: "Organization with boarding"
Cons: "Payments for unexpected things. Food and carry on"
Cons: "I was not a no show, and request a refund."
Pros: "My ticket was TSA pre check"
Pros: "I arrived at my destination."
Pros: "No info on delay, extra bag fees, bad seating...good thing is that we made it safely."
Cons: "Long wait on plane after landing"
Pros: "Friendly attendants."
Cons: "Incredibly uncomfortable-no foot rest or ability to lean back."
Cons: "Delayed arrival because gate was unavailable"
Cons: "Not even water free. And they lost my luggage"
Cons: "You can't recline your seat!"
Cons: "We were delayed"
Pros: "Convenient checkin and boarding"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Cons: "When we checked in at the counter they did not inform us about carry-on charges. Most airlines don't charge fees for carry-ons, but frontier does. We had to pay $60 each for small carry-on at the gate. This practice is unfair to people who are not familiar with cheap airline business models. They should be more transparent about their fees on the ticket and at the counter. This cheap airline is so cheap that they couldn't hire enough staffs at the DCA gate. There's only one staff checking in the tickets at the gate and we had to wait until everyone went into the plane to pay for our $60 check in fees."
Cons: "3 hour late departure, no explanation"
Cons: "You have to pay for every single thing-not a cost savings"
Cons: "No snacks, water etc. too long waiting to depart."
Cons: "Frontier doesn't lease enough gates. Waited 35 minutes after landing for gate to clear. Both flights. Frontier late in unloading bags. Waited 40 minutes at luggage carousel. Frontier lost my bag"
Cons: "No complementary drinks or snacks and it was delayed"
Cons: "We sat waiting for a gate upon arrival for 100 minutes."
Cons: "Frontier charges for the most basic amenities that other airlines provide (non alcoholic beverages and carry-on luggage space)."
Cons: "The three hour delay which was only partially explained by weather."
Pros: "Patient attendants with delay and a sick young passenger"
Cons: "Took forever to be served beverages. Just needed water. Probably due to turbulence though."
Pros: "nothing really stood out."
Cons: "check in wouldn't take cash. plane was delayed 45 minutes on the tarmac. very noisey while sitting and waiting (bad hydraulics?). Plane was old, smelly and very uncomfortable."
Pros: "seating was hard..need more cushioning"
Pros: "Well the cost was great until the add ons!"
Cons: "In economy, carry-on $45, 1st checked $40. Advance purchase discount available. Also lets not forget the added charge to pick your seat?"
Pros: "Chairs don't recline. Bags sent to wrong claim area. No leg room. Plane was freezing."
Cons: "I provided my frequent flyer number. You did not provide me TSA Pre-Check ticket. (My frequent traveler number is a TSA Pre-check number)"
Pros: "35 minutes early?"
Cons: "I specifically searched for IAD (Dulles) and you returned results for DCA (Reagan) I think you need to have some type of confirmation window so that people realize that you have switched airports on them."
Airlines flying from District of Columbia to California have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from District of Columbia to California
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from District of Columbia to California
Social distancing seating
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