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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was very service oriented. Appreciate their constant offer of water."
Cons: "Someone should know how to make your entertainment system run on iPAD. I preloaded your system before boarding. However, even though I can access your menu, I can not play any movies. The crew tried to help but no one could figure out how to make it work on iPad."
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Cons: "Better snack options for premium members"
Pros: "Movie options and healthy food"
Pros: "Crew and actual flight were good."
Cons: "When booking the flight, the only seats that showed as available were premium seats that I had to pay $150 extra for each way. Upon boarding I saw that there were many, many seats available so I spent that money for nothing."
Cons: "The food options"
Pros: "Nice new plane with good entertainment."
Pros: "Awesome crew"
Pros: "Good timing"
Cons: "All went well"
Pros: "Love that they have free movie choices and free earphones. Also, loved the menu for drinks and food!"
Pros: "Short lines, efficient service, most of all kind staff all the way from the counter attendants to the pilots."
Cons: "We were delayed for 40 min and had a last minute gate change"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Great crew! Smooth flight. Need more hot options for food"
Pros: "Very friendly and cordial staff"
Pros: "Even though plane was full, comfortable"
Cons: "needed appropriate food for red eye Miss warm cookies and milk"
Pros: "All good with Alaska and Virgin America"
Pros: "Great crew. Boarding process."
Cons: "No free food was offered. Movies were not free."
Cons: "Everything went smooth, from check-in to landing."
Pros: "Boarding in order of seat numerical order (big numbered rows board first)"
Pros: "The in flight crew work hard in providing frequent services"
Cons: "Entertainment—most movies are a few years old."
Cons: "Put on an American carrier despite having booked with Alaskan. Told the wrong gate. Then told the incorrect boarding time at the correct gate. Missed flight due to gate keeper. Had to gheck my back on the next flight despite ample room to carry on. EVERYONE that works for American Airlines is incompetent, rude and terrible. I WILL NEVER FLY YOUR AIRLINE AGAIN. Your company should be sold off and every employee fired."
Pros: "Fruit platter. On time. Efficient. Professional Plane was very clean"
Cons: "Seattle airport first security man grumpy. Not helpful. No reflection on Alaska airlines however"
Pros: "The crew is consistently on point ! Accomadating , friendly and warm !"
Pros: "Comfy and efficient"
Cons: "I do not have any complaints"
Cons: "Nothing. Alaska is by far my favorite airline! Virgin is my second favorite. They are now joined. Perfect!"
Pros: "Boarding was efficient, seat was comfortable. I appreciate that food and drinks were offered often."
Cons: "One particular flight attendant purposely ignored me when I tried to ask for cream and sugar for my coffee which she did not offer when handing out drinks. Then she looked right at me twice as I tried to give her my garbage which she was collecting, but she ignored me again and left me holding my garbage until a different flight attendant came much later and took it without incident. It made me wonder if it was because I looked Asian- she was helpful and polite to the white women next to me. I was polite and was not being difficult in any way. I'm half white, but was often treated like this in Illinois when I was growing up. She should have been professional and if she had I would have rated the trip as excellent."
Pros: "Was in time. Leg space was good"
Pros: "Same as above."
Pros: "George Yoo"
Pros: "Flight arrived in time to make connecting flight easy tomake."
Cons: "Sat for nearly an hour upon boarding while "problems with caterer" were worked out. It is already a long time to sit in a restricted space. Please don't make it even longer. Also, socializing by attendants at rear of aircraft made any chance of napping impossible."
Pros: "I've always had a good experience with Alaska Air."
Pros: "Personal people"
Cons: "I couldn't put my seat back"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "FA's phoned it in."
Pros: "I liked the choices of food and the movies!"
Cons: "I thought it took too long to get the laptops out. I didn't finish my movie."
Pros: "I appreciated that the crew came down the aisle several times for beverage and food service, on a long flight. Too many airlines now are "one and done"!"
Cons: "Because you now charge for baggage, people try to carry on too much, and there's no room by the time the last twenty rows board. Your staff needs to ask them to limit it to one bag starting with the first group to board."
Cons: "Seating felt a little more cramped than usual."
Cons: "Barely any free snacks, aside from water. Everything either needed to be paid for or was advertised in a way that eventually got annoying and overwhelming. I felt less like I was on an airplane and more at one of those promotion things where you have to sit in an uncomfortable chair for three hours listening to a guy in a suit talk about boats before you can get a free fast pass ticket to a ride at Disneyland."
Pros: "I like a lot the treatment"
Pros: "easy check in. (emergency seat with no extra cost) kind staff. board on time. but not declined seat, new plane with two power outlet."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Very friendly"
Cons: "Tv for the kids"
Pros: "Wonderful seat and attendants."
Pros: "Having an exit row"
Pros: "Crew always has a smile. Smooth boarding process"
Pros: "Seats, beer selection, very friendly staff I will be flying again if I get the chance and I never say that anymore about other carriers."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Pilot information/anoucements."
Cons: "Overall not bad. Food service can be better but it is due to the pandemic currently. Overall excellent flight!"
Cons: "Snacks need some variety"
Pros: "Quick and painless, and so appreciate Delta’s respect for social distancing while other flagship carriers have returned to booking full flights"
Cons: "Great flight all around."
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: "Great crew great pilot great entertainment"
Cons: "The way we board feels very classist."
Cons: "Gate agent did an excellent job getting everybody on the plane in Atlanta"
Cons: "Seats a lil tight"
Pros: "The crew was amazing and polite."
Cons: "Nothing needed to be done"
Pros: "Crew did a great job communicating what was happening while we were delayed"
Cons: "Compensation for our time or schedule mishaps."
Pros: "extra legroom of comfort plus zone"
Cons: "Bordung process runs smoother now that the order is made clear ahead of time. In jfk they did not have the columns marked “comfort” “priority? “Main 3”, etc, like they had at Reagan arpoirt in DC"
Pros: "I like being able to charge my devices"
Cons: "Better movies"
Pros: "Yes the crew was amazing"
Pros: "Crew was very kind and entertainment was good when available"
Cons: "WiFi in all flights"
Pros: "I did get home eventually"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Seats are cramped."
Pros: "Baggage came quickly. Flight was on time."
Pros: "Equipment felt a bit dated. No entertainment system, which was fine with me. Skipped the offered snack. Just had water. Flight was onntime."
Pros: "Boardin process was Ok"
Cons: "Due to several issues we were delayed in 3,5 hours"
Cons: "Delta changed our seat assignment and our seats sucked"
Pros: "Easy boarding process, on-time departure and arrival and extremely comfortable!"
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "The service was excellent from boarding to inflight operations everyone seemed happy and made a honest attempt to be helpful and create an enjoyable experience for me and my Travel Partner."
Cons: "Plane was late coming in and my departure time was 30 minutes off schedule."
Pros: "very friendly crew"
Pros: "The crew were nice and friendly. The plane was new with lots of amenities"
Cons: "The new plane has NO leg room at all. It’s the worst leg room i’ve Experienced for such a large plane. I’m 6’1” and my knees would only fit if I spread my legs wide and sit back deep into the chair."
Pros: "Free movies"
Pros: "I love the in-flight movies!"
Cons: "This wasn't pertaining to the flight or airline; but the TSA line was ridiculously slow."
Cons: "Crew wasn’t very friendly"
Cons: "Everything fuckin sucks"
Pros: "Good in general."
Cons: "No wifi, no leg room"
Pros: "i fell asleep until we arrive to STL."
Pros: "everything is fine except th nickel and dime."
Cons: "Why do airlines charge you an arm and a leg to fly then force to 1. Check a bag, or 2. Get a drink, or 3. Get a seat in an exit row or worst of all now 4. WIFI IS NOW A STANDARD ON PLANES BUT PASSENGERS MUST PAY?!?!"
Pros: "Helpful DCA counter personnel, cabin crew and comfy aircraft. On time both ways!"
Pros: "Short flight"
Pros: "Movie selection and cable channels"
Cons: "My connection was abruptly changed, it took a long time to straighten out, but they eventually did."
Pros: "Quick service - uneventful."
Pros: "Happily, the flight was completely non-eventful."
Cons: "The food and snack choices are quite limited."
Pros: "Loved the Clear/Skymiles fingerprint boarding! Great line markers at DCA as well. Would love to see those in other cities."
Pros: "Excellent service, God flight"
Pros: "Customer services"
Pros: "Delta fo"
Pros: "Great service very courteous crew. Smooth takeoff and landing."
Pros: "For a short-haul flight on a small CRJ, it was the most pleasing and comfortable flight. No delays and everyone was pleasant from ground staff to flight crew."
Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "Plane was late"
Pros: "Good experience overall. Pleasant staff. Movie features were wonderful and helped pass the time."
Cons: "Spent $25 on Main Cabin Preferred when I thought it was Economy Comfort. Did not really change my experience and i'm out $25."
Pros: "Not much"
Pros: "Excellent flight. Nice new aircraft."
Pros: "exit row - good leg room; new storage compartment was good."
Cons: "New seats = hard; got uncomfortable after about an hour. Wish there was a way to disconnect folding tray from behind seat - person behind kept dropping it, drumming on it, open it and closing it - really a nuisance."
Pros: "Everyone was well behaved."
Pros: "Movie selection was good"
Cons: "Fortunately I ate breakfast before getting on because I was only offered two stale cookies on board"
Pros: "Smoothest flight ever"
Cons: "Terminal at Ohare is terrible. Severe shortage of restrooms, poor signage"
Pros: "The boarding was quick and easy and the lights were dimmed as it was a red eye flight. Couldn't have asked for anything more."
Cons: "Too cold"
Cons: "Delayed the flight because they sold 1/3 of the seats, not a priority for American operating at a loss."
Pros: "Everything was excellent"
Pros: "Comfy seat, great entertainment options"
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "Does basic economy not get beverage service? My husband who was in basic economy and two rows in front of me got a beverage. The crew skipped from my row, # 22 all the way to the back. There was no rough air that would’ve made them cut off or announcement made that service was being discontinued."
Cons: "Flights could be on time. Every one of the 4 flights were late. Also it would be nice to offer a snack that doesnt contain wheat and sugar."
Pros: "seat was basic. prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen."
Cons: "prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen. only food available besides pretzel was pay food."
Cons: "Try to be on time!"
Pros: "Was not long enough"
Cons: "If we had access to the WiFi to watch shows earlier like United does, that would be nice."
Cons: "The service and courtesy of the staff wasn’t great."
Cons: "Rude staff, not willing to help"
Pros: "Fast boarding process, on time"
Pros: "Nice seating"
Cons: "They asked who would give there seat up for 600$ future flight credit and The first two people could be eligible. They ignored me (who was first) for a white couple who Came after me, and they got chosen and got the flight credit, but I was as clearly first. So I think it was more of a racist matter"
Cons: "Seating in Economy plus is tight. No electrical or UBS outlets for charging devices."
Cons: "Wi-Fi was spotty."
Cons: "Poor they lost my luggage. They did not allowed me to take my suitcas whit me because the plan was too small. I never travel again whit amercan airlines"
Pros: "The jet"
Cons: "No advanced seat assignments unless we paid $100 per person?! Recently flew Delta on same equipment (A321). Delta had in-seat entertainment & adjustable head rest"
Cons: "Waited on the tarmac for over an hour before departure with very little explanation."
Cons: "There was no entertainment at all, and pretzels are gross"
Cons: "The flight was delayed, I never took it."
Cons: "Flight was delayed hour and a half for a preventable mechanical issue. Issue was known about night before and not addressed. I missed one of two meetings because of Americans inability to excel at running an airline"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Breakfast - lots of sugary items"
Pros: "We were rerouted through Philadelphia."
Pros: "My flight was delayed and expected to delay further and the attendants put me on another flight to get there before my connecting flight."
Cons: "My bags never made it and when I arrived, I was told that one of my bags was still at my departure airport and the other wasn’t scanned."
Pros: "Pleasant service ; courteous team"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Cons: "We never took off"
Pros: "Accodation ofvstaff at gate, boarding, seat."
Cons: "Flight departure was delayed by 4.5 hours. Then when we finally landed, we had to wait nearly 2 hours on the tarmac before we taxied to the gate. American kept us in the dark about what was happening -- I might have made different plans if I had known what was going on."
Pros: "Great service."
Pros: "Nice crew even though the plain was late and we had to wait for ramp to come."
Cons: "It was hot and very little space. Poor choice of snack."
Cons: "Seating is a bit cramped."
Pros: "On time, good service."
Cons: "Staff seemed tired with some minor conflicts between them at Toronto gate"
Pros: "Arrived 40 minutes early"
Pros: "All good, except poor prep on food"
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "I love the fact I've flown with American Airlines 4 times over the last month and have not had any issues, delays or even an unfriendly face no matter the time or airport!"
Pros: "Overall the flight was good, on time"
Cons: "Nothing at this stage"
Pros: "The Resolution team assisted me initially when I arrived to correct an issue from my online attempt. The agent printed bag checks for me to my final destination and told me how to get needed boarding pass for the final stage. How wonderful to have pleasant and professional personal attention."
Cons: "They had no record of this portion of my trip, after a few people checked they found the Chicago to Ammon part so they added me onto a flight from Washington to Chicago. All should of went well from there but they sent me to the wrong gate. Luckily I just made it to the correct gate for boarding. Upon arriving at Chicago there was no one available to provide information on how to get to Royal Jordanian gates. Also on my AA portion of my flight coming into The U S in New York the flight was cancelled and I was told the next flight Available was next day (18hr delay) at the other NY airport. I had to have someone drive from D.C. (My destination) to pick me up"
Pros: "I liked that the flight was basically on time, boarding was a breeze, and the staff was professional, friendly, and helpful."
Cons: "The seats! They were very uncomfortable. They were more comfortable than United, but less comfortable than JetBlue."
Pros: "Good flight."
Cons: "A little crowded"
Pros: "delayed at both sides with very little announcements keeping us updated"
Cons: "Flight was pushed back two hours and it was very frustrating. UA didn't offer an alternative flight or offer any tickets for food and drink to those waiting."
Pros: "Friendly crew, both at the gate and on the plane."
Cons: "This is the second time in a row that I've had a flight delayed over an hour on United Airlines."
Cons: "6 hours of delay"
Cons: "Better snacks & more legroom"
Pros: "Staff are very nice"
Cons: "Not user friendly for videos"
Cons: "Did not actually get a Polaris type cabin layout. The plane had not yet been converted."
Pros: "Everything: ticketing, gate experience, boarding, service, comfort."
Cons: "No problems at all."
Pros: "Nice new interior"
Cons: "3hour weather delay!"
Cons: "My wife and I traveled with bicycles packed in standard boxes and got hit with a whopping $230 charge per bicycle out of the blue. We were expecting no charge because the bicycles were our only check-in baggage for the trip. Couldn't believe the lack of transparency with which we got hit with this charge. Qantas, Air New Zealand, and other airlines we've taken bikes with us on our flights have charged nothing when we traveled in the same fashion. So, if you are a bicyclist traveling with your bicycle, I'd avoid the United-Lufthansa duo."
Cons: "Lost luggage’s"
Cons: "Unprofessional rude United staff"
Pros: "It was fine."
Cons: "Everything was fine................................."
Pros: "On time courteous staff excellent service"
Pros: "A bit more leg and knee room."
Pros: "Service and respect very good"
Pros: "On time , and good service"
Pros: "Everything was perfect."
Cons: "No leg room"
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "Omg the movie selection was amazing!!!!"
Cons: "Worst shittiest experience! Delayed by 3 hours"
Pros: "Everything for this flight was as expected for my ticket purchase."
Cons: "I had no problems with this flight."
Pros: "Nice crew and entertainment"
Cons: "3 hrs delay"
Cons: "Extended layover by over an hour"
Cons: "We have to pay for entertainment The flight wasn't smooth honestly one of the worst ever Even counting the combat flights that I took to Iraq seriously I almost vomited and that never ever happened to me on a flight"
Cons: "Easy for check-in and on time"
Cons: "Having to depart from another airport"
Pros: "Great fly very attenty personal"
Pros: "Everything was fine but not having the option of personal device entertainment was annoying, really annoying, I don't appreciate that kind of cheapness annoying."
Cons: "No personal device entertainment and I'm 5'2 and my legs felt cramped, I felt sorry for the two guys sitting next to me"
Cons: "My itinerary had to completely change."
Cons: "My connecting flight from Chicago to Madison was cancelled with no explanation and no other alternatives provided, other than to get a hotel in Chicago and try to catch a flight to Madison the next day. United said they would not cover the cost of transportation to a hotel or the cost of the hotel. In addition, my luggage was misplaced and sent to Madison and could not be located. The number United provided to me to check on the whereabouts of my bag no one ever answered, even though I called multiple, multiple times."
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly"
Pros: "Was nice"
Pros: "Meals, for a coach ticket, were surprisingly good."
Pros: "Seating arrangement"
Cons: "The delay and the worry of the door condition"
Pros: "Food was a bit better than I expected. Videos kept going out. Staff were great. Plane landed well!"
Cons: "Flight delayed 5 hours until 2am then about to take off and while on the runway I receive the text "Your flight to Chicago (UA1282) is canceled due to required crew rest" then they didn't have enough crew to unload the bags from the plane so I was without a bag containing all my medication. They rebooked me on a flight with a 2 hour layover when I had a direct flight before. Didn't give me any food or travel vouchers and now I missed MY OWN BRIDAL SHOWER! Very VERY unhappy."
Cons: "My husband, sister, brother-in-law and myself flew into STL. We thought we had booked the same flight but when we got there found out our departure flight was different. We asked about moving them to our floght but it was over booked so we asked if we could move to there flight. They had 15 open seats. They told us no. There would be a charge of 500 dollars if we wanted to change. We decided to just fly out first and meet them there. We stood by the counter to speak about meeting. As we did we could hear them telling the next couple that they would have to move to the later flight. It was a huge problem for them as they would miss there connection. We then offered again to take the later flight so they could take our place on the over booked flight and make there connection. They where unwilling. Then we get on the flight and the plane was nasty and dirty. We put out tray table down and there was drink and dirt all over it. When asked if they could be cleaned we got an attitude. They never came back to do it. Luckily I had a wet wipe to do it. The plan smelled like urine. Same was true for our return flight. The plane was very old and not taken care of. This is not the first problem is we have had with United. We will not be flying with them any longer."
Cons: "There was a delay and that caused me to rush and worry about my connection flight"
Pros: "Cookies were very tasty."
Cons: "Seat would not recline."
Pros: "Excellent service."
Pros: "Great customer service"
Cons: "Leaving so early. Changing in Chicago. No food. 6 hours from DC to Bradenton."
Pros: "Flights were on time service was good"
Cons: "Felt like a sardine in a can only forgot to cover me in mustard sauce. I used to enjoy flying it is like pulling teeth to get me on a flight anymore. I WOULD RATHER DRIVE. But when you're dad's in the hospital you've got me by the balls."
Pros: "why they don't board from back of the plane to front.... zoning not ver efficient!"
Cons: "The security inspection had not been conducted and the boarding was greatly delayed, people had already boarded and had to deboard for the inspection to take place."
Pros: "No problems. Oddly."
Pros: "Crew was wonderful."
Cons: "Seat was not comfortable for me but I have a bad back so not that it would affect others the same."
Pros: "Boarding back to front makes so much sense! Thanks!"
Pros: "Landing was perfect!"
Pros: "Low cost ticket"
Cons: "Kid whinny most of the ride"
Pros: "Liked everything just wanted a better seating choice"
Cons: "The middle seat"
Pros: "Easy departure from Tampa. Captain kept us well informed."
Cons: "The fact i got stranded."
Pros: "Fairly, I didn't eat the food and there was no entertaintainment."
Cons: "not providing many options"
Cons: "Terrible service, unprofessional, impractical and unreasonable airline that should never be suggested."
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "My luggage was lost."
Pros: "I país for seat 25...$12."
Cons: "I would not FL y any more for Frontier"
Cons: "Don't have food free inside the fly"
Pros: "Overall service"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed by 35min and no reason was given. Bags were took 35min to arrive at baggage claim."
Pros: "Poor quality airline. Will never ride the airline again."
Cons: "Frontier service."
Pros: "Nothing good, bad baggage handling experience, miss commitment. Overall it was pretty bad."
Cons: "No drinks"
Cons: "They changed the gate and told no one and the plane was delayed and they gave no notice"
Cons: "Continual delays with lack of communication and transparency."
Cons: "2 hours on hold to speak with a human. Then, no options to get back to St. Louis until 4 days later."
Cons: "Didn't get a free drink, no inflight entertainment. But this is to be expected with a budget carrier."
Cons: "40 minutes and still no bags"
Pros: "Plane not full. Had row to myself"
Cons: "A beverage would be nice"
Pros: "Easy and friendly"
Cons: "this company does not respect the customer. For both flights delay of more than 6 hours."
Pros: "I had neve flown Frontier before. The boarding experience was orderly, fast & efficient."
Cons: "There was no free wifi"
Pros: "I submitted a review a few days ago."
Pros: "All airline employees were pleasant and professional."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."
Pros: "Friendly; clean; efficient"
Cons: "Bit of turbulence but not the airlines fault"
Cons: "Expensive, uncomfortable, no food or drinks"
Pros: "it was a great trip."
Cons: "2 hours on tarmac. Yuck."
Pros: "I'd rather take a shower at auschwitz than fly frontier again"
Cons: "Everything. Literally everything"
Pros: "I didn't die."
Cons: "Terrible service. Massive delays. Will not use this airline again."
Cons: "I didn't like the $1.99 for soft drinks"
Cons: "No entertainment and you have to pay for a soda. Really"
Pros: "That we eventually arrived"
Cons: "That we arrived 3.5 hours after we were supposed to"
Cons: "Not enough leg room."
Cons: "The sears were so cramped Not even giving soda to passengers anymore is ridiculous."
Cons: "There were too many added costs. In the end it is more expensive to fly Frontier than other airlines. The pricing is deceiving."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Everything went very well!"
Pros: "I like lower charges on changing bags"
Cons: "Luggage took 45 minutes to arrive"
Pros: "We got to St. Louis early"
Cons: "It was unfair to Charged us $90 for the carry on"
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