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$1,061or less

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$513or less

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7.9
Lufthansa
Overall score based on 27,791 reviews
8.0
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Great"

Cons: "Best airline! More space between seats. Great service. Great meals and snacks and overall excellent experience! I've travel a lot and no other airline in North America comes close! Thanks!!"

Pros: "The food was better than most other airlines"
Cons: "The boarding process is confusing. Checking the passports separately in the same area boarding lead to a lot of congestion and confusion. The boarding pass reading machines often didn't work. It looked like passengers in higher classes couldn't use the economy machines."

Pros: "Very friendly crew, great seats in economy with lots of legroom."

Pros: "Everything, I love Lufthansa"

Pros: "Never made this flight, rerouted Around Pakistan"
Cons: "Y’all could have given some perks or extra miles"

Cons: "Seats are super tight and very uncomfortable for tall people."

Pros: "I booked with Lufthansa, but this was a United flight. I prefer United's boarding process with multiple groups to Lufthansa's single group. Lufthansa's leads to a very very long line 20 minutes before boarding starts."
Cons: "United had fewer movie options, fewer meals, and worse food than the Lufthansa flight we took when we traveled to Frankfurt. It was also delayed two hours due to mechanical issues. I will have to pay more attention when I book next time to avoid United flights."

Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "No entertainment at all, food was bad"

Cons: "Sittinf in the middle"

Pros: "Food was good but not enough."
Cons: "Entertainment system was not working."

Cons: "the plane was late boarding and some on board had tight connections. crew were aware but didnt let us leave first.we barely made our connection as we had to go through security in Munich. stress could have been avoided by letting us deplane first."

Pros: "Airy plane. on time. Good service. Flight wasn't full"

Pros: "Can I say basically everyyyyyything. The meals were amazing with respect to taste and the timeliness of them. The crew was extremely courteous and kind"
Cons: "Just typically being on a plane not much can do about the space in economy"

Pros: "Food and boarding"
Cons: "Flight was 1h40 late. Upon arrival we parked at a gate, but had to be bused. And it was raining"

Pros: "They’re very polite persons"
Cons: "The way they treat people"

Pros: "The plane was nearly empty, so there was a lot of space to spread out. The entertainment options were almost limitless and the food was plentiful and tasty."
Cons: "Since it was an overnight flight, I planned on sleeping, however, it seemed the flight attendants were coming through all the time. While I appreciated dinner and breakfast, it really wasn't necessary for that time of day and the length of flight. I also tried to upgrade and even though the premium economy clear was almost empty, they did not accept my bid. I would have understood if the flight was full but it wasn't. I'm not sure why they wouldn't want the extra money from me?"

Pros: "I believe Lufthansa does more than the majority of other airlines for economy class passengers."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like."

Pros: "Every time I fly Lufthansa I am super pleased with the food. All other aspects fine too."

Pros: "Good plane and service"
Cons: "Ticket check in was unclear, apparently we had to verify our tickets at the gate but there was no sign or previous instruction from the check in counter. I waited through the boarding line only to be told to first verify my ticket. My bags were lost on the Madrid to frankfurt flight, the first part. Unacceptable, if the airline can not schedule flights at their own hub that guarantee swift transfer it us pathetic."

Pros: "Stewardess enjoyed her work encouraged us to take better seats. A full hot meal."

Pros: "hot food and some complimentary alcoholic beverages"

Pros: "Luftahnsa is great. I can’t seem to get our system to recognize the two Condor is abysmal"

Cons: "Plane was delayed forcing me to run to my connecting flight"

Pros: "Punctuality"
Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "Although the departure was a little bit bumpy, the snack was tasty!"

Pros: "there was food on the plane, which was quite o.k. and the crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Flight was delayed as it arrived too late. the boarding therefore, was a bit hectic, especially as Lufthansa does not make boarding according to zones or group numbers like most of the other major airlines."

Pros: "There was plenty of room (even in economy), good food, and a friendly staff. I enjoyed having my own TV screen where I could watch movies and listen to music. I've traveled to Europe several times and Lufthansa is the best airline!"

Pros: "Clean, friendly environment, friendly staff."
Cons: "Little space. No wifi. The food was from a Russian vendor, which is good, except the bread rolls where puffy and from the freezer. I don't think it was butter, more like margarine."

Pros: "Extremely nice staff starting from check-in and till the end of flight, everything was perfectly on time"

Pros: "Punctual, efficient, Lufthansa never fail to deliver."

Cons: "The vegetation meals were not appealing. There was no flavor and strange food combinations."

Pros: "Very organized"

Pros: "Everything! The food was nice, I liked the entertainment too!"
Cons: "That my fellow passenger took some of my limited space due to being obese:("

Pros: "Flying from San Francisco to Madrid via Munich in economy class. All very good in general, in fact the best experience compared with other airlines I have used in the past for the same trip. Vegetarian meal was good, but only on the long leg. Munich to Madrid was not possible to choose the special meal, but that is not that important for me, so I eat what I could and that was good enough. The crew was super nice. The plane is huge, toilets are literally 'downstairs' and extra room to hang out. I will definitely choose Lufthansa again for my trips to Europe."
Cons: "If you want to reserve a seat in advance you need to pay for it, that's the only thing I didn't quite like because I found it after I bought the ticket. It was not mentioned clearly in advance, and it felt like an afterwards surprise, really? I paid for it anyways. For me it is worth it to make sure I get a window seat on the long leg flight."

Pros: "This was my first international flight, and also first on Lufthansa, and I was thoroughly impressed. We traveled with another couple who've flown internationally multiple times, but this was their first Lufthansa flight as well, and they said it's the best they'd had. The crew were all excellent, friendly, and accommodating. There was plenty of entertainment options, refreshments, and snacks. The food was very good-much better than I'd expected. I appreciated that there were pillows, blankets, and headphones readily available as well. I'll try to fly Lufthansa every chance I get when flying internationally."

Pros: "nothing very special but it was on time."
Cons: "It was ok"

Pros: "Extra luggage at not extra charge. Good food... Love the crew"
Cons: "Messy boarding"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and attentive, food was delicious and served on time"

Pros: "Fast the boarding process all in time good food"
Cons: "All was alright"

Cons: "Very long lines while checking in"

Pros: "Did not make the flight."
Cons: "I wish there was more of advance notice on this flight, instead it just gave us 23 hour reminder. We had booked this flight a year ago but we could not make this and the 23 hours was too short of a notice."

Pros: "Please do it more easy for the costumers"
Cons: "The people who have baggage for check in can do it since the beginin the travel gol and back"

Pros: "The plane was very comfortable, and I had plenty of space, because I was sitting near to the exit door. The service and the crew were just great. I love traveling with Lufthansa."
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Friendly staff and comfortable trip"

Pros: "The name of the company"
Cons: "I has a flight between mad to franfurt connection to Miami. And lufthansa never advise me that the first leg of my trip was cancelled."

Pros: "Everyone was very nice and I enjoyed the entertainment onboard."
Cons: "The food was average."

Pros: "Entertainment was good."
Cons: "Flight attendants not pleasant or nice."

Pros: "Everything.... The food was great. Vegetarian options! Korma? Mm mm just simple. Headphones better than other trips so movies more enjoyable... Nice stewards..."
Cons: "Wish ticket had said which terminal bc I went to Lufthansa and had to switch..."

Pros: "One crew member servicing first class was in a mood “not to be here” - it is sad because of first class experience is higher than usual! It was just bad!"
Cons: "I honestly don’t have an answer for this, I guess these kind of crew should not on board especially in first class!"

Pros: "Lovely crew, very good entertainment system."

Pros: "It was on one of their newer planes which meant that we had decent comfort and entertainment!"
Cons: "The seats were staggered between the middle and sides, so my family was eventually split across two rows. I hadn't expected that."

Pros: "All good. Very hospitable cabin crew, great service."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Customer service and efficiency"
Cons: "The delay because of a software glitch"

Cons: "The time. Ity was very delayed. Almost lost my last connection."

Pros: "The blueberry juice was good!!"
Cons: "Sitting by the bathrooms. There weren’t even pretzels."

Pros: "Flew on new A350, liked the seat TV, live map/camera. Good selection of entertainment."
Cons: "Website is very poor and ended up making booking through call centre and paying double what website was offering. Food & drink is expensive. In flight wi-fi expensive."

Pros: "Great service on biz class, comfortable seat, quiet airplane (A350)."
Cons: "I liked it all."

Pros: "The new Airbus A350"
Cons: "Onboard food and drink is quite expensive"

Pros: "Far better quality and value than BA, it's OneWorld partner."
Cons: "It was all good."

Pros: "We were kept informed about the delay"
Cons: "Has to wait 14 hours in Helsinki for a 25 minute connecting flight"

Pros: "The staff were thoughtful and kind. They checked on us and offered snacks and water very regularly. My favorite, though, was that the captain took the time to alert us to the sights out the window. We had closed the shades at the request of the attendants and would have missed the beauty of Greenland had he not alerted us to peak out. I appreciate that!"

Cons: "Not offered a beverage ."

Pros: "crew, food"
Cons: "Sat in row 53 of 55 rows, should have boarded in sections instead of everyone all at once. Could not sleep due to passenger behind kept jostling my backrest."

Cons: "Whoever designed and built this airplane should literally be INDICTED - AND I AM NOT KIDDING! We were in disbelief the moment we boarded and saw the airplane. 10 people across jammed into the row??!! - and on an long international flight?? - are you kidding??!! Further, these were the SMALLEST seats I have EVER been forced to sit in. Neither I, or my friend came close to fitting. We literally had to alternate getting up and standing because we were literally overlapping each other when we sat! (His shoulder and arm were literally on top of me!!). It was so bad that when the stewardess came rolling down the aisle with her cart, I had to be aware and see her in advance so I could literally TURN MY BODY OVER TO THE LEFT HALF ON TOP OF THE PERSON SITTING NEXT TO ME SO SHE WOULDN'T TAKE OFF MY ARM AND SHOULDER. ULTIMATELY, SOMEONE, OR MORE THAN ONE PERSON, IS GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY HURT BY THIS RECKLESS, GREED-DRIVEN DESIGN!! The OVERT GREED by the airline (American) clearly reflected by this in trying to JAM as many human beings into a flight as possible like Sardines is DISGUSTING!!! You simply DO NOT TREAT HUMAN BEINGS THIS WAY!! It is also clear evidence that there needs to be tighter standards, regulations and penalties by the FAA and what is allowed by airlines. AND I AM SENDING A LETTER TO THE FAA!!!"

Pros: "Made up some of lost time from delayed departure"
Cons: "Seats cramped"

Pros: "Bulkhead seat Good choice of movies"
Cons: "Seat recline broken. Sarcastic male steward. Terrible food. Contracted Norovirus from the plane. Need to better disinfect between flights."

Cons: "No TSA pre check"

Pros: "AA fly to/from Charlotte and if you are lucky you'll get a local NC crew, southern drawl included. The A330's are nice, even without Prem Economy the seating space is decent on the former USAir metal."
Cons: "The USB charge points do not work. Plus, the touch screens for the IFE require a lot of hard tapping on the screen, annoying for the people in the seat on which back the screen is placed."

Cons: "I wanted to go home early..... They wanted to charge me 400 dollars to change my booking"

Cons: "The movies did not play on my screen. I tried to use the screen on the seat next to me and the movies quit in the middle. It was very annoying."

Cons: "I booked this through Finnair and it was a British Airways code share .I was unable to get the record locator for BA and could not check in prior to getting to the airport ."

Pros: "Good service...."

Pros: "I flew with American to London and with British in the way back... British air is such a nicer experience from the food, to the crew, to the entertainment."

Pros: "everything was ok."
Cons: "I couldn't check in on time as the booking numbers were different on the actual company that was flying me. I was trying to do this on my phone and I had to call in each time. couldn't do it on the computer."

Cons: "I am 6'1" tall. Seats were designed for 5'1" persons."

Cons: "We were unable to find a row of seats to more comfortably facilitate traveling with a baby and a toddler as seats that should have had a cot or extra seating didn't have the cot and were sold out for an additional fee before we had the chance to. Discussing this with the staff at check0in and at the gate, made no difference as they had no knowledge of what was available on that particular flight. Every time I fly with American I'm reminded of why I don't like the airline and I will do my best to avoid them moving forward regardless of competitive ticket pricing."

Pros: "I was very pleased with the overall experience on the flight from London to Charlotte. The flight itself was very pleasant, the crew very accommodating, & the food, snacks & beverages very good. The entertainment provided was certainly suitable for my tastes & kept me occupied for the majority of the trip. There was also blackout time provided for sleeping. The seats were a little cramped, but overall I rate my experience as very good."

Cons: "The crew moved me to another seat on the return flight which allowed me entertainment but I hadThe entertainment console at my seat location on both flights to and from London did not work. That's 10 hours! to move away from my companions."

Cons: "15 hours before the flight, I was locked out from the website to check in and secure seats. I then called British airways to do so and after 15 min of the agent trying to get seats, she told me that there was a shutdown and no passengers were able to do so and everyone had to book seats at airport. When I got to Heathrow, the agent told me that was not true and everyone was able to book online.. Misleading!"

Pros: "The inflight movie selection."
Cons: "The uncomfortable chair."

Cons: "Never picking up garbage (telling us the next crew will do that) The cabin a mess. NO LEG ROOM. Terrible."

Pros: "Service was great"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "It's a direct flight, it runs on time, the staff on the ground and on the flight are professional, courteous, and helpful. If you are lucky enough to have an empty seat next to you, the seating is quite comfortable, with adequate foot and stretching room."
Cons: "For in-flight entertainment, the ceiling-mounted screens along the aisle are hard to see and offer no choices for viewing. The food, as usual, was poor. I ordered vegetarian meals, and on the return trip for both meals was given the same soggy pasta with tomato sauce--no protein (why not add a few chickpeas or white beans?)."

Pros: "Flights were on BA not Finnair"
Cons: "Ba website did not work properly."

Pros: "geting off"
Cons: "To cramped so I will go back to Delta"

Pros: "it was fine"

Cons: "Boarding was chaotic. Pre boading not enforced, all passengers boarding at the same."

Pros: "I cannot say enough about how kind, caring and paitent the flight crew was with not only me but others I saw around me. Kudos!!!"

Pros: "Although I booked this as Finnair, it was actually a British Airways flight, as I knew it would be. And it was fine--I don't think Finnair gets much credit, but whatever. I'd actually have liked to travel with someone more exotic!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I booked this trip thinking it was with a European carrier - I had specifically wanted to avoid an American carrier. I was unable to confirm my flight online and had to ring because at NO POINT was I sent info that it was AA and not Finnair. I was charge almost $60 for this service because I did not have the right references sent with my confirmation email. T he seats were cramped and uncomfortable, I was unable to pick my seat on any flight and despite my request could not change it. Boarding at Chicago was a farce, none of the ground crew seemed to be in charge and we barely started boarding with 20 mins to takeoff. Needless to say the flight left late and we had to wait to take off, and of course had to wait to land in London."

Pros: "Staff efficient and kind. Main meals good. Snacks/lunch not as inspired. Entertainment options were varied."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit of a free for all. Seats cramped."

Cons: "experience was awful. Helen Rowena Boysen"

Pros: "The crew was amazing. It was a long flight and they kept bringing us drinks and snacks for 10+ hours."

Pros: "Arrived on time. Smooth flight."
Cons: "Nothing really."

Cons: "No individual air controls for each seat"

Cons: "The headphone socket didn't work, the screen was tiny, the food was bordering on the inedible, the seating was cramped and uncomfortable, the air was dirty and unhealthy."

Pros: "Window seat. Nobody sat next to me. Good food. Free entertainment and drinks. Large plane. Plug socket. Usb socket. Free headphones and toothbrush. Enough hand luggage space for everyone's bag."
Cons: "Good was good. However I have an allergy to soy and there were soybeans in the prawn salad with no ingredients list no notification of such. I ate some too and didn't have my epi pen with me. Very scary!"

Cons: "The plane was ancient. Cabin was freezing, seats were rocks. Using an old short-haul CRJ for a 3.5 hour flight sucked."

Cons: "Shitty service, and made me miss my flight."

Pros: "Great crew!"
Cons: "We paid for WiFi but it was not working on this flight."

Pros: "One of the crew members seemed to have a chip on his shoulder. Most other were nice."

Pros: "Crew was absolutely precious."
Cons: "Delayed because a passenger was let on that shouldn’t have been. The plane was kind of beat up and gross. The gate changed after boarding started. This is the second flight in two weeks that had the wrong gate posted."

Pros: "The crew was very attentive and caring."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. The pilot explained that the plane had been sitting in the sun all day and during the flight check, they realized that the interior of the plane had gotten over 100 degrees by not being operated for hours before the flight. Seems like poor planning or preparation."

Pros: "Awesome Customer Service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The leg room"
Cons: "No toilet paper or Kleenex on the 2nd flight with American"

Cons: "May be legg more room, either I gain way or the seat are smaller. But I got home safe, so I will use you again."

Cons: "On time, roomier seats"

Pros: "Overall a very good flight"

Cons: "Seats could have been better and inflight entertainement missing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "There are no flights past 5pm making attempts to get to Lawton difficult of anything goes wrong with previous flights"

Pros: "Nice plane and entertainment"
Cons: "Booked flight through British air for a reason. Didn’t anticipate American Airlines being used for our flights. The Flight was also delayed but it was never explained why despite dozens of questions from passengers. This caused a missed connection flight and forced us to stay overnight in Chicago with nothing but a $12 food voucher. When we tried t ask what other options were, American Airlines personal offered no sympathy and said the best we would get is the food vouchers and we should be grateful. No other travel reimbursement or vouchers were offered other than a replacement flight. Overall it was a huge inconvenience and caused numerous other expenditures for us."

Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Old plane, prezels are boring, it was cold during the flight"

Cons: "This was my final connection from a long flight, we did a line to check in and get our boarding passes, when we got to the gate I found out I didn’t have a seat number asigned but husband did, they gave me one there but of course it was not next to my husband, it was the last seat available at the end next to restroom. The smell coming out from the it was so disgusting even before th first person went in, they should do something to improve the cleaness in the restroom between flights. It would probably take them 30 more minutes to do so, and I would not mind waiting for it even if this was my final flight after 15+ hours."

Pros: "Flight kept being pushed back multiple times. left about 3 hrs late. Then after boarding and waiting to take off, the pilot tells us a light came on the "dash" and he has to have maintenance come to check it. That takes another 30 plus minutes. Not a good start to the morning."
Cons: "Never finding out what happened to the our original plane that was supposed to have left in the morning."

Pros: "Entertainment was great, amenities such as USB charger and outlets were convenient. Flight departed about 10 minutes early and arrived early as well! Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Food was not great."

Pros: "Nice people"

Cons: "The airline charged me $50 for my carry on even though they told me I could hate check it earlier. Apparently they changed their mind and I am $50 poorer. This is after being a loyal American card member for over 10 years. BS."

Cons: "The captain informed us AFTER take off that we could not wash our hands, take care when flushing, etc. Was this this hygienic? See"

Cons: "The maintenance crew forgot to check 1 thing and that delayed us ~1h. Enough for me to have to run to catch my connection."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice and helpful"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "For some reason they changed my seat."

Pros: "Friendly service"

Pros: "The seat was comfortable for such s long flight (~10 hrs). The selection of movies/television/music for personal use was exceptional. Being provided a lightweight blanket & small pillow a nice touch. Beverage service and a small unexpected VIP of ice cream a very nice surprise!"
Cons: "Didn't like being served dinner-type food (pasta & salad) late morning….but I shouldn't complain since it was a privilege yo be served a meal.Didn't like being told my window shade had to be closed I chose a window seat so I could look out the window and have natural light. It was daytime. As there was no one sitting next to me, I ultimately kept the shade partway open. I could tell the crew was irritated. Several hours later, a different FA came over and just shut my shade; I reopened it. What a stupid tug of war."

Cons: "I get the pleasure of paying to check a bag! On top of it they lost my bag for two hours. What am I paying for again? At least it wasn’t gone for good..."

Cons: "It was FREEZING. Uncomfortably so that we were unable to sleep."

Cons: "No screens in each seat."

Pros: "It didn't take long for anything."

Pros: "easy on and easy off. ontime."
Cons: "would like more comfort in the seats and a pretty young lady sitting next to me."

Pros: "The movies and food"
Cons: "The cabin temperature was freezing both ways to the extreme I had to cover up to my neck with a blanket for 8 hours."

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Once we got to Chicago our flight was delayed: originally scheduled to arrive in LA at 1800 we will not arrive until 2000."

Cons: "Veggies and salads: gross - should have been blanched. Mid- flight snack was literally frozen. The meat had ice crystals!"

Pros: "Nothing... did not end up taking the flight as when we got to the airport to check in they told us that they overbooked and we had to take a flight the next morning. They did offer to put us up in a hotel and pay for the taxi to and from but we were not pleased. We needed to get to our destination that night so we had to buy tickets on another airline."
Cons: "See above."

Pros: "Brand new plane. Every single airline rep was so happy and so pleasant."

Pros: "The only good part was that I had no one sitting next to me"
Cons: "We had a 8 hour delay in Lima and the customer service was terrible. I did not know what was going on for hours on end and they keep giving all the passengers the loop around. I work in the hospitality industry and this isn't the way to treat your paying customers"

Cons: "The plane crew was great. The ground crew in Paris was terrible. They were so rude and unhelpful."

Pros: "New plane with leather like seats and good entertainment system."

Pros: "Crew friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Flatbed width tight"

Pros: "The actual flight was fine."
Cons: "The gate staff was so rude."

Pros: "Kind and attentive crew"
Cons: "Was a bit delayed"

Pros: "Flights were first class. I liked knowing the reputation of Avianca and that it is not known for cancelling flights. One of the best landings ever and in a challenging place!"
Cons: "The snack was basic, however it is a 1-hour flight"

Cons: "The flight was operated by American Eagle, on a small regional commuter jet. We had to board from the tarmac and climb a steep flight of stairs to board. Not advisable for anyone with limited mobility."

Cons: "Broken seat and terrible gogo video experience with an attendant crew that was dysfunctional together for food/beverage service. I prefer to not fly AA."

Pros: "Comfortable and quick due to a delay waiting for the pilot. Still arrived on time!"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Fast entry... Great crew"
Cons: "Entertainment"

Pros: "The crew was great when I flew"
Cons: "I voluntarily checked my carry- on bag at the gate since it was a full flight and they said there would be a point in which people were going to have to anyway since there will be no room in the overhead bin. When I got to Philadelphia I had to wait for close to an hour to receive my bag, missing a ride home and having to take a cab, because my ride couldn't wait that long. Very disappointing"

Pros: "The crew tried to compensate with vouchers and free food."
Cons: "Lets start at Chicago... The first plane delayed our schedule by 3 hours as the maintenece team tried to troubleshoot some navigational equipment, after hours of no progress they decide to switch us to another aircraft at a different gate, and at this point i have already missed my connection flight in LA to HNL. By the time everyone gets boarding on the back up plane, they make an annoucement that the current crew and captain working hours have timed out and that they will need everyone to step off the aircraft and rebook their current flight while we wait for the turnover crew to show up. So another hour goes by before we board again and are FINALLY in the air 5 HOURS behind schedule, and at this point my last trip to HNL would be leaving 15 after we got to the terminal. At this point we're pulling into the terminal and it is 7:15, my flight to HNL leaves at 7:45, and the plane is literally right next to ours. While we are pulling into the unloading zone, the luggage crew left about 15 luggage carts parked in the spot our plane is supposed to pull into leaving us just outside of range of the terminal, 20 minutes go by before it gets cleared and we finally pull up. As im leaving the plane, literally running next door to make the floght, j look up at the departure time of 7:45pm and then back down at my watch which says 7:42 pm, and as i go to show the representative my ticket to quickly board, she tells me im too late and i should go talk to customer service about a flight for tomorrow morning. Now keeping everything i went through in mind, i also was required to be on the island on Oahu, no later than 0700 the morning of july 6th, and now there isn't even a flight that leaves before 8am??? This was by far my worst traveling experience ever and it was my first time ever flying American airlines. I wish i could take back my money, because your airlines have set me back over 16 hours on my schedule and i'm also in trouble with my ship and chain of command for not making it back on time."

Pros: "Crew as always with air Canada were very accommodating. Always smiling!"

Cons: "Not enough movie options"

Pros: "New plane in the excellent condition. Leg room in economy not bad. Crew friendly and efficient. Boarding worked well."
Cons: "The main meal was pretty dreadful. Grilled chicken with what I think was mashed potato, but it was difficult to be sure. Watery and tasteless. Accompanied bizarrely by a tomato sauce (which did taste of something). Hard to identify the ethnicity."

Pros: "Really nice comfortable seats, amazing windows larger then usually with new technology. Food was ok. It was nice that crew constantly was offering drinks"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "See above - seats worn out, entertainment worn out, Crew battling old tired aircraft. Massively overpriced. Bring on WestJet direct to Ottawa."

Pros: "Beautiful new 787"
Cons: "Entertainment options could be more plentiful."

Pros: "I am 6ft 1 / 185cm and the leg room was OK for an economy flight. Food was OK for airplane food. Staff were very friendly. Overall very happy."

Pros: "Clean, friendly crew remembered how we had our tea/coffee from the earlier service"
Cons: "Economy is never very comfortable but was better than a lot of other airlines"

Pros: "Air Canada is fantastic. Will never use air india."
Cons: "I liked everything about AirCanada and nothing about Airindia."

Pros: "Crew were good"
Cons: "Seats were too tight. Entertainment was mediocre"

Cons: "I wasn’t able to check in online and therefore wasn’t able to update with my dietary requirements which meant I couldn’t really eat anything that was given. I was told at the airport that it needs to be submitted 24 hrs before the flight and there was nothing they could do. Really unfair and not on."

Pros: "The hot dinner was good"
Cons: "The pudding was poor, it was just a wrapped cookie. The movie selection was terrible! Most of the films were very old!"

Pros: "great service from start to finish would use again"

Pros: "its was smooth"

Pros: "Everything went very very well."
Cons: "High cost Toronto Airport meals and beverages."

Pros: "Boarding was very well-organised ands clearly explained."
Cons: "USB socket broken and non-functioning. Plastic fork snapped and shed tines. A truly ghastly movie selection."

Cons: "Toronto international airport was very crowded. too many people , not enough facilities. You have to line up to do anything, even buy a bottle water."

Pros: "Liked everything about this new class of service on Air Canada. Seat was comfortable with good recline that didn't interfere with fellow passengers. Food was excellent, entertainment system was well stocked, flight attendants were friendly and high energy. Even got to use lounge and fast-track security lane at Heathrow."
Cons: "Zero complaints."

Cons: "Why not board front to rear. It would save mega aisle clog during boarding!"

Cons: "Seats are always too close to the ones in front , crushing knees."

Pros: "Large comfortable seats."
Cons: "You now have to pay for drinks on British Airways flights"

Pros: "There were a couple guys sitting behind us who kept asking the stewardesses for more beer and more wine. And the stewardesses kept giving them for what they asked (free). These guys became loud - as drunks do. It was annoying as we couldn't hear the movie we were watching because those guys were so loud. Any alcohol being served out of meal time either should be charged or put a limit of two max."

Pros: "The free drinks with the meal and having two seats at the window."
Cons: "Walking threw business class to my coach seat."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Being held up for more than an hour while they tried to figure out if certain passengers were going to board or not; when they decided not to let them on board, then their luggage had to be removed from the flight. LONG DELAY and I missed my connection in Montreal, had to spend the night and had to argue with them to get them o pay for hotel. Ground staff in Montreal were wonderful, especially Antonella, but the whole experience was VERY stressful."

Pros: "The fact that there were several vacant seats helped with finding room to stretch out."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."

Pros: "Got home safe"
Cons: "Meal -"

Pros: "The 787 aircraft. What a beautiful plane"
Cons: "Calgary airport. NEVER AGAIN!"

Pros: "good overall...so MUCH BETTER THAN Air Canada rouge service we took from Ottawa to Venice. Rouge service is very poor!!"

Pros: "On time, a huge variety of new movies, the meal was very good."

Pros: "There were no problems. I had an empty seat next to me."
Cons: "Nothing. There were no problems. The screen did lock when I tried to look at the map."

Pros: "Cleanliness, crew (in general)."
Cons: "Problems with entertainment system sound seem to be a recurring problem aboard aircrafts - the jacks seem to be in bad shape in most, whether for the provided eraphones or those brought on board."

Pros: "Getting through customs was very easy."
Cons: "The wine is awful ."

Pros: "Staff and food"
Cons: "We lost one of our bags"

Cons: "Horrible to say the least"

Pros: "Airbus 380"

Cons: "Different treatment for persenger. Equal things should be treated equally."

Cons: "Staff was rude. And I was seated next to an alchoholic"

Cons: "I found the seats a bit tight."

Pros: "The fact that I could charge my i phone..."
Cons: "The lax attitude to service and customer satisfaction there was a problem with the entertainment system, took over an hour to get attention... But no positive resolution..."

Pros: "Relatively comfy economy class seats, great in-flight entertainment, decent food and plenty of beverages served by kind and professional attendants."
Cons: "Only negative was a significant delay."

Pros: "Love the new 787, don't know how I can fly in another airplane again now."

Cons: "I was NEVER TOLD I would need a transit visa to fly through Canada. I was denied boarding in Entebbe by British Air and had to rebook and pay for another flight on a different airline that didn't fly through Canada. Who has another $1,700 in their pocket to cover such expense? A terrible financial hardship. I will NEVER use Kayak again to book travel."

Pros: "Generally OK Food quite good, relatively"
Cons: "30 mins delay Cramped even for Economy"

Pros: "Oversold didn't have seats but we were able to get on. They decided to use a smaller plan a large number of people could not leave. We were luckyOversold didn't have seats but we were able to get on. They decided to use a smaller plan a large number of people could not leave. We were luckyOversold didn't have seats but we were able to get on. They decided to use a smaller plan a large number of people could not leave. We were lucky"
Cons: "vwry stressful ending a vacation not knowing if you will get home until the last minute"

Pros: "Space and meals"
Cons: "Entainment"

Cons: "I didn't like the fact that my flight from the United Kingdom came in late and that resulted to missing my flight to Indianaplis and ruined my entire plan for the day."

Pros: "Crew tried hard"
Cons: "Boarding process chaotic. Seemed to be a new process that involved multiple checks and was not well organised. Entertainment system had not been loaded with the latest films and we're still from previous month."

Cons: "Air Canada was poor in staying on schedule which caused me to miss my connection. They did not have anyone in the airport to to guide me to where I needed to go to reschedule. It took 2 hours to claim my checked luggage before I could go to the hotel. Then when I called that night to reschedule my flight I was informed that I was already scheduled for the next day. It would have been nice to leave the airport with my boarding pass. Then in the morning had to stand in line for an hour before I could get a boarding pass for a flight that was again delayed. Luckily it was the last leg of my return trip."

Cons: "I GOT TO THE COUNTER 50 MINUTES BEFORE BOARDING AND WAS TOLD IT WAS CLOSED. I HAD TO SPEND ANOTHER $800 TO GET BACK TO THE US. I WILL --NEVER-- BOOK A FLIGHT WITH AIR CANADA, AND I HAVE ALREADY ADDRESSED ON SEVERAL SOCIAL MEDIA SITES HOW YOU TREAT YOUR CUSTOMERS. i'M NOT FINISHED WITH THAT EITHER. ANY RATING SYSTEM I CAN FIND I WILL LET THEM KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ME. THE TWO WOMEN AT THE COUNTER AT HEATHROW WERE SNOTTY AND UNPROFESSIONAL. THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON I WAS DENIED BOARDING. I HAD NO CHECKED LUGGAGE. I WILL ALSO NEVER USE KAYAK AGAIN, EITHER. THANKS FOR NOTHING."

Cons: "There were not that many movies to choose from. I expected several hundred. Only a few dozen."

Cons: "Could have slept in for another couple of hours!!:"

Cons: "Told I would need to check my bag at the gate, only to find plenty of overhead bin space once all passengers boarded"

Cons: "Clean the bathroom!! Horrible, horrible, horrible!!"

Pros: "Very easy flight. Easy boarding and seating."
Cons: "Nan"

Cons: "Worst flight experience of my entire life."

Pros: "great crew, easy flight"

Cons: "Very late flight, seats bad"

Cons: "Seats are very small, could be bigger and more comfortable"

Cons: "Waited on runway for 30 minutes before taking off. No explanation from cockpit. Waited another 10 minutes once landed before pulling into deplaning area. It was an uncomfortable flight."

Pros: "The seat for United First is really comfortable and the in-flight dinner for the route was pretty good."

Cons: "Disappointed that the flight was United. I thought I booked for Lufthansa & therefore expecting to fly Lufthansa. Crew not as friendly. Food not up to par compared to Asian airlines for international flights. Cheese sandwich for lunch? My TV monitor wouldn’t readily reset."

Pros: "Staff was all friendly and exhibited positive and helpful attitudes. I also think the price and route was an excellent deal for this flight. It was actually such a good deal, it’s the main reason I even went."
Cons: "I think the baggage restrictions thing is really slimey and a shameful scam. I actually wouldn’t have minded paying around $50 more for my ticket and hand the bag included than be misled into thinking I could take luggage and finding out after it’s too late that I have to pay for my luggage. I think it’s a really sleazy business tactic (akin to resort fees). Fortunately for me however, I don’t travel with luggage so it doesn’t directly affect me. Still think it’s. Shitty way to do business though."

Cons: "Very little communication at the gate and 4 hours late. No offer of food vouchers or future travel vouchers."

Cons: "Flight cancelled due to weather"

Pros: "Free coffee."

Cons: "See my comment above. This flight was also delayed."

Pros: "Plane wasn't delayed. Left on time."
Cons: "Gate attendants could have been friendlier, nicer. Had to stand in boarding line too long."

Pros: "Most of my flights this time had more legroom than I’ve been seeing lately. Very pleasant flight and nice not to be so cramped. The flight also left from the same terminal in Denver as my previous flight. With a 1 hour connection that was wonderful. Keep that up, United! The crew also came by regularly with offers of water. Much appreciated."
Cons: "Naturally no food except pretzels."

Cons: "no legroom"

Pros: "Crew was very professional. No issues."
Cons: "There couldn't be less seating space. I get the need to maximize seata, but come on."

Pros: "Curtial personnel"
Cons: "Late departures both ways."

Cons: "PA system was painfully too loud."

Pros: "Safe landing. Open seats."
Cons: "Late take off. No one to take my bag by the plane so it stayed on the ground and then they had to come in the plane to decide if each carry on stowed under was safe."

Pros: "Comfy seats and they offered a beverage"
Cons: "Our plane smelled horrible: like a bus full of HS boys after playing basketball in Satan's sauna for 2 1/2 hrs. No entertainment options but it was less than an hour flight so didn't really care. Our flight attendant said nothing about our carry on being bigger than the compartments of our tiny plane so we walked to the back with our bag just to bring it bag and them check it"

Pros: "This was very different than most United flights I have been on. Even in Economy the seats were wide, well padded, with actual legroom. How I wish I had this plane on the 4 hour trip that preceded it. Way to go, United. Buy more of these planes."
Cons: "The flight was too short to say much about. Everything went very well."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rudeness of flight attendant Departure time changes Gate changes"

Pros: "Avoid flying with United at all cost!"
Cons: "United is the worst airline Terrible customer service !"

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Late flight"

Cons: "My flight was delayed in Portland due to " airport construction" at SF . My . connection was missed in SF causing a day long lay over. Meal voucher was denied by 2 different United customer service people..i don't consider construction out of human control ,like weather. Also ,I found it annoying that because a woman in front of me started crying over her missed I connection for an international trip, she was given a meal voucher.Agents were unfriendly and not sympathetic.Long line of customers with only 3 agents , but of course, they had to still use one for elite customers."

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Plane was way too hot on SFO-SBA, fortunately it was a short flight. Uncomfortable, narrow seats with sparse leg room. Kayak should add an 'N/A' to the survey for certain categories, e.g., entertainment which is not available on some flights."

Pros: "Fast and efficient and two seat figuration is better than three."

Pros: "The price of the ticket"
Cons: "We where late and also the seats are too straight, is difficult to rest."

Cons: "Took a long time to get support when gate changed. Could not walk at the time due to skiing accident."

Pros: "Staff worked hard to get us bussed to Santa Barbara"
Cons: "We weren't informed early enough that the flight was cancelled, and everyone was a bit confused"

Pros: "Zero"
Cons: "The weather in SF delayed is so very long while the airport staff were rather rude at both airports. And after all that, my bag did not make it on my connecting flight- or maybe it did but you guys texted me it didn't via your little app- and I had to go back for it mysef the next day becuase you would not deliver it or help me find it. wanted to be compensated for my long and horrible ordeal."

Pros: "Once we got on it went well, so I won't complain! It was a pleasant flight."
Cons: "Well my boarding group (5) was the last to board, we were informed after they shut the door and boarded all other groups that it was overbooked and that 14 people couldn't take this flight. We had 2 in our party that had made the plane (grp4, child n wife). After about a half hr of confusion and a handful of volunteers to take alternate flights, I boarded along with a friend who was traveling with me, they then shut the door behind us telling the rest they couldn't board"

Pros: "Airline paid him"
Cons: "Everything went wrong on this flight! My son is a freshman student at Syracuse, was forced to spend two days (!) waiting for next flight."

Pros: "Plane wasn't full and the staff allowed me to change to a larger more comfortable seat."

Pros: "Automatically rebooked flight was changed free-of-charge to a different destination."
Cons: "Original flight was delayed, which was understandable due to inclement weather. Connecting flight, which was also United Airlines, was either uninformed of the delay, or indifferent. Myself and two other passengers arrived 2 minutes before the flight left, were told we could not board, and watched the plane undock from the gate and fly away."

Cons: "My bag was misplaced after being gate checked, it ended up going to baggage claim, not a huge inconvenience, but after all our trouble with United, it was frustrating and we were tired and not interested in waiting for our bags (which is why we took carry on only in the first place)."

Cons: "Didn't happen! First was so late due to mechanical problems that I missed this flight and took the bus! So really I have no opinion on this flight."

Pros: "Flight cancelled going San Francisco so we had to drive"

Cons: "Boarding group announcrments were hard to understand. Aisle were full of people getting settled and nobody could move. Loading back to front makes more sense."

Pros: "How fast the flight was"
Cons: "Delayed flight on the way back"

Pros: "Everything went how it should."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Not much leg room- hard to access my bag under the seat"

Pros: "Friendly staff"

Pros: "not much"
Cons: "United was happy to charge me $75 to switch me to an earlier flight, then that flight was an hour and a half late because they were missing a flight attendant. So they basically defrauded me out of $75."

Cons: "Flight was delayed. No Snack service after being delayed. Seats were not as comfortable as other CRJ200 jets"

Pros: "Good but not great,"
Cons: "I was worried all the flight, my daughter And I were sited far from each other."

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