Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from France to Des Moines
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Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
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Pros: "Great crew...seat spacing gives great comfort. Love they have a comfort class option. So much better experience than American. Wish Delta had more direct flights out of Charlotte."
Cons: "It was perfect!!"
Pros: "The crew was polite and professional. Boarding went very smoothly and the flight left on time. Baggage was very quick when we arrived in Seattle as it was already coming out when we arrived in the baggage claim area."
Cons: "I would have like to have been offered disinfectant wipes to use on the food tray. Otherwise it was a perfect experience."
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was awesome. I was able to watch NFL games the entire flight which made the flight go by super quick. Our flight was also ahead of schedule which was great as well."
Cons: "The seats were a little tight together. I didn't even have enough room to put my laptop on my lap."
Pros: "As always the Delta crew was super friendly and helpful and made the trip very enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "Most comfortable seats of the three flights. Crew friendly and attentive. Acted like they enjoyed their work."
Cons: "Luggage still in Atlanta with Delta."
Cons: "Small plane, feels cramped"
Pros: "I liked that is was a short flight"
Cons: "Plan was old. Seats not comfortable. Plane not clean. Flight attendants not attentive. A lady stored her carry-on on the floor in front of her and she was in the emergency row! Attendant walked by before takeoff and said nothing! Really?!"
Cons: "Just a bunch of weather delays because of the bad storms. I did not like the selection of movies and tv shows on the delta flight. So I just listened to podcast in my phone. But other than that everything was great."
Pros: "Crew did a great job communicating what was happening while we were delayed"
Cons: "Compensation for our time or schedule mishaps."
Pros: "Even though they were just serving water and coffee. The attendant took it upon himself to retrieve the Ginger Ale i requested!"
Cons: "The seats are tight. but hey its an airplane, what can i expect!"
Cons: "They could improve the boarding process."
Cons: "It was well executed flight"
Pros: "Everything was great except for the man that smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta."
Cons: "A man smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta, and I didn’t see ANY kind of repercussions for his endangering all of our lives. I would’ve very much liked to see him detained for the remainder of the flight."
Pros: "Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good."
Cons: "Small plane but that’s not really fixable"
Pros: "Crew did not serve breakfast because flight arrived earlier How about better communication with pilot?"
Pros: "Great service by gate operators."
Cons: "TSA process"
Pros: "The staff & crew were friendly. I liked having access to free entertainment. I liked being able to see the tracking of my checked bag (notifications)."
Cons: "My bag was roughed up a bit. Protective belt was torn off & signs of light damage."
Pros: "Quick and easy."
Pros: "On time. Seat upgraded seat to Delta Comfort plus, courteous flight crew, music before take off and landing."
Pros: "The flight crew made me feel like my daughter and I were part of the crew. They were so accommodating, professional and funny."
Cons: "I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT MY FLIGHT."
Cons: "Almost an hour late leaving the gate."
Pros: "Upgrade to ComfortPlus"
Pros: "The food is always good on delta, entertainment is great as well, and the seats are comfy as long as you’re not seating next to someone obnoxious."
Cons: "The staff is always ao disorganized, sometimes even unprofessional, they talk about other passengers, their shoes don’t match, when they did announcements on the PA they forgot what they were saying or they made mistakes and had to correct hen making it all very confusing. I fly often so I know the drill but those things must make the flight super uncomfortable to someone inexperienced."
Pros: "It was short and fast."
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "Did not like that they still made me pay a fee to bring my support dog aboard. Stood at the special services counter just to pay a fine for my medical animal."
Cons: "The boarding process is quite confusing with all the different categories of people prior to the actual listed "zone" boarding. As an example, if you have a "Zone 2" boarding pass, you think you will be second to board when in reality that means you are second to last to board. After those who need extra time, those with small children, active military, premier, whatever.... all that covers about 2/3 of the passengers. Then of course there's all the stepping over those who already boarded which seems to slow the process overall. It would be better to ask these questions when making your reservation. Then, the zones would be appropriate based on how you made your reservation to begin with."
Pros: "easy but long day coming home"
Cons: "however on the initial trip to cozumel we where rerouted from kc to huntvilles therefore missing our connecting flight to cozumel so the airline was accomodating and reseated us on a flight to cancun instead and I was thankful but i know that that flight was cheaper when i booked this but i didnt want to make the treak to cancun and bus and then ferry to cozumel but ended up doing that anyway is there any way at all to be compensated for the diffrence I am not upset at all but that made for a really long day getting there Just putting it out there"
Pros: "Early arrival!"
Cons: "Didn’t know that I didn’t have a window on the row I was on"
Pros: "The plane went where it was supposed to go."
Pros: "Good friendly staff. Delta Studios is neat."
Cons: "Small plane , last minute seat change, half hour delay"
Cons: "Could not get the boarding pass to print at the self serve kiosk. Had to wait in line for assistance."
Pros: "First leg from San Diego was excellent."
Cons: "Arriving in SLC discovered out flight to Denver was CANCELLED! Had to reschedule to the next day. Not fun!"
Cons: "Sat on the plane on the tarmac for over an hour in the cold..."
Pros: "The plane was really cool. Some more advanced technologies than other Airline companies. Crew was good too."
Cons: "Issue happened with my landing. Didn't make it in time to next gate. Delta did everything they could to blame me, insulted me on The phone and definitely provided the worst customer service"
Cons: "The gate crew did not change seats for my family & I to sit together (spouse, baby & I, grand parents) The flight was late leaving as the troops returning home were late. That part was ok, but they could have changed their seats so my family and i could sit together. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t have minded given they were all on their 4th flight if the day. It seemed that the gate crew was not budging. If my parents hadn’t had 2 seats together my daughter would have had to sit with a stranger. That’s not acceptable."
Cons: "Flight attendant late arriving to his job causing a 30 minute delay in boarding. Desk staff at airport seemed more interested in their own conversations than helping passengers . Fight attendants seemed uninterested in their jobs and lacked warmth. 45 minutes late arriving in Kansas City no announcements from captain"
Pros: "Boarding super excellent! Also: Best landing I've ever experienced! Props to the pilot!!"
Pros: "The food was good. The entertainment choices were plentiful."
Cons: "I missed having a personal vent by the individual lights above the seats."
Pros: "Crew was informative. The food was above expectations."
Cons: "The 27 year old B747 was a pain. Seats are hard, and engines are loud. The cabin is extremely dry after 14+ hrs of flight."
Cons: "3 hours there before the departure."
Pros: "The flight was quick, safe, and the crew was courteous and attentive."
Pros: "Slight delay, hospitable crew"
Cons: "+25 extra bag charge"
Pros: "I was upgraded to business class since my flight was overbooked and I had to miss my original flight"
Cons: "Security for traveling to US is a very time consuming with long lines and in my mind useless process which does not make me feel any more secure - just wasting time and resources."
Cons: "See above airport connection disaster...."
Pros: "Flight was cancelled and could not be rescheduled until the 17th causing me to loose 10 days of pay at work costing me 4700usd."
Pros: "Nothing. Uncomfortable. No food. Unhappy stewardess. No tv screens on the seats. Old plane."
Cons: "How can delta supply a plane for a redeye where the seats did not recline. No food. No tv screens. But I still paid top dollar."
Cons: "This airline charges for everything, and after you pay once, they try to charge you again, and again, and again (four different people tried to charge me 4 different times for my two checked bags). And they lost the record of my payment, so I had to show 4 times the Amex receipt showing that I had paid before. It took 45 minutes and 4 non receptive agents for me to get my luggage checked. British Airways is significantly better."
Cons: "Delay in take off 45 min!!!!"
Pros: "The seats were spacious and the crew was wonderful. The crew actually made the long flight more tolerable. Will seek out Delta/Air France for further international flights."
Pros: "The entire experience was amazing that gives me a broader scope to choose from when selecting flights to Europe. The most amazing part was the attentiveness of the staff. Exemplary!!!!!"
Cons: "For me this part is not applicable"
Cons: "Both flights through Detroit were re-routed, our luggage was lost for 4 days."
Pros: "Everything! The service was exceptional!"
Pros: "Fly was delayed.i was told my bag would go to end but it was not.instead of coming to the hotel 7pm i came 1am."
Cons: "Explain me to take the bag on time.it was almost left in the airport."
Cons: "CDG airport in Paris is a very inefficient and by far the slowest airport. I recommend other passengers to get to the airport at least 4 hours before their departure."
Pros: "Great crews, excellent customer service"
Cons: "The craft is a bit old. Harsh landing."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Not being charged for my first bag of luggage"
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "Overhead luggage storage jammed with luggage belonging to someone who was sitting far behind my seat."
Pros: "I really liked my seat, but it was one of the only ones that didn't have a USB port."
Cons: "See above. Overall, very nice experience."
Pros: "The cue lines per zone are a brilliant idea!"
Pros: "The cue lines per zone are the most brilliant idea!"
Cons: "After boarding began there was a backup after the gate en route to the plane. No explanation. The plane left an hour later than scheduled but seemed to arrive close to scheduled time."
Cons: "Baggage check in was stressful"
Cons: "If you have to change planes and Paris is your middle person. Leave at least 2-3 in between the two flights otherwise you might not make it."
Pros: "Everything! It was a wonderful experience."
Pros: "Extremely hot the plane"
Pros: "It was only 2 hours"
Cons: "Small plane, no movies"
Pros: "Over all pretty good for price."
Cons: "Flying back to US, passsengers get charged for their luggage. Which this is not informed to us, neither On our email nor when we were checking ( for free) in Us"
Pros: "En deux mots, tout était médiocre, avion, « nourriture » (si on appeler ça comme ça) même les hôtesses travaillaient avec une sale gueule.. Très déçu d’Air France"
Cons: "Le capitain et l’aterrisage"
Cons: "Told us to get in line for boarding and review our tickets and then made us stand there for 75 minutes before boarding."
Pros: "Comfortable, hospitality and wonderful service"
Pros: "Priority boarding with kids"
Cons: "Nothing special just like easyJet ir Rayanair"
Cons: "Couldn't make the connection....Overall....an aweful experience!"
Pros: "Standard on most parts with pleasant staff"
Cons: "Flight was 1/2hr with poor pre-flight communication on the topic. Food wise, the chocolate cookie was better than nothing...but a little savory snack would have been nice."
Pros: "Staff pleasant and courteous fine meal and beverages! Arrived ahead of schedule in Bucharest!! Overall a very pleasant experience!"
Pros: "Speed, professionalism"
Pros: "The inflight service"
Cons: "The 3 hours delay"
Pros: "Very old plane with very poor screens where images was horrible"
Cons: "Long delay during connection at CDG Unclear information about delay Repeated changes to boarding time Unable to take stroller during connection Had to go through security again at CDG, although same terminal (2E)"
Pros: "the Airline"
Cons: "The Airport, Security, Boarder control."
Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Cattle car accommodations"
Pros: "Great people"
Cons: "It was an hour late"
Pros: "There was enough leg room"
Cons: "The food was not very nice and the aircraft was really cold."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Not enough food"
Pros: "Disorganised and slow"
Cons: "Couldn't organise a booze up in brewery. Baggage offload took forever"
Pros: "The service provided by Jet and Air France was excellent. The wheelchair service did help very much"
Cons: "Very warm and stiffy air on board. Need change light. Very sad neon. Probably Boing style."
Cons: "Late...delayed from algiers"
Pros: "Although plane was full staff moved us through quickly"
Pros: "Spacious cabin, clean and bright. Attentive crew offering snacks and a drink for an hour flight."
Cons: "Although incoming plane arrived late, flight home arrived 20 minutes early."
Pros: "The crew were pleasant and most served with a smile. When I was at the back to stretch my legs, one of the crew asked if I wanted coffee or tea since I was not able to get some sleep during the long flight."
Cons: "I thought the seat seems a bit short but the leg room is ok."
Pros: "Warm and elegant service"
Pros: "Everything good more or less."
Cons: "Planes where not updated. I would like planes to be more up to date like other companies."
Cons: "Boarding at gate a47 T2A at CDG was chaotic"
Pros: "The cookies"
Cons: "The flight attendants seemed inexperienced and not professional."
Pros: "Plane was good, no delays and passport control in Charlotte, NC was quick."
Cons: "I can’t believe we had to board this international flight by riding a bus to the plane and climbing the stairs into the plane."
Cons: "The service and courtesy of the staff wasn’t great."
Cons: "The seats are so cramped - not just on this flight but on ALL flights. It’s especially hard on my husband who is larger than I am. Airline cre, food and entertainment made up for the space but US airlines should re-think this sardine approach to flying. Sorry to vent. Thank you."
Pros: "Some of the flight attendants were helpful, some were not. The movie selection was good."
Cons: "The Food was not fully warmed, seats were uncomfortable. The boarding process did not seem organized."
Pros: "The inflight entertainment and WiFi was great."
Cons: "The food could’ve been better"
Pros: "Great food, on time, smooth service"
Cons: "We arrived 2 hours late."
Cons: "How about refreshing your antiquated aircraft? Seats? Entertainment? Overhead bins?"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Delayed on the tarmac"
Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "It was fine"
Pros: "Comfort, promptness, and food."
Cons: "A huge queue due to AA policy to un respect BA policy of free 23 kg checked luggage of Int’l flights. A scandal, a shame. Won’t travel anymore with BA & AA."
Cons: "Additional cost for luggage"
Cons: "Very cramped."
Cons: "Where me seat was located and being able to set with my family."
Cons: "Too tight."
Pros: "The comfort of the seat 8A on the flight 755"
Cons: "American Airlines baggage check-in at Paris CDG was total chaos. It took 1 1/2 hours. They need a systems analyst to review their process; especially for customers using their ticket kiosks during check-in when the lines get long. There's never a problem when the lines are small (duh !!). The staff involved in baggage check did well considering the poor process flow they had to deal with. The entire flight crew was great. It is management that is falling down on the job."
Pros: "I was treated superbly from start to finish. It started with checking in and receiving great help all the way through to off liading"
Cons: "I was a little surprised at the size of the snack (small) at the end."
Pros: "friendly staff"
Cons: "It was fine with me."
Cons: "Antiquated entertainment system. Lack of a/c power outlets at each seat."
Cons: "They were late because of bad scheduling and the gate agent was rude"
Pros: "The screens for every seat are a lifesaver for traveling with young kids. We were well fed and comfortable for the flight."
Cons: "Our original flight was cancelled shortly before take off and we were forced to accept a flight that was longer travel time and got us home later."
Cons: "Audio jacks were not compatible with most headphones, healthier food choices could be offered"
Pros: "Staff was polite and friendly. It was a great experience!"
Cons: "Poor choice and food"
Pros: "I like the service, how they were polite to me, and made me feel welcome."
Pros: "New entertainment system"
Cons: "Entertainment. None. Horrible movies on common shared screen. Really sucks on long flights. Would not fly American again until they update enetertainment."
Cons: "Check in was total chaos. Food was horrible."
Pros: "Knowing in advance not to expect a great flight helped. Paying in advance for aisle seat closer to front. First movie that played over large sceeen was of interest. I especially liked that it was a direct flight to my final destination."
Cons: "Food was terrible for someone lactose intolerant. Flight attendent accidentally splashed used coffee on me but didn't seem overly concerned that my pants got stained. Shared screen entertainment."
Pros: "Each person having their own screen for movies and Tv is great! Food good/ too much but spaced apart very well...overall excellent service"
Cons: "Being pulled aside prior to boarding because we did I not have a sticker on our passports... otherwise boarding was excellent!"
Cons: "Can not check in online!"
Pros: "Great crew and amount of food. Loved the ice cream and little pizza snack - extremely good!"
Cons: "Flight really delayed which didn't make a whole lot of sense since it was the first flight that day"
Cons: "Good choices could have been better."
Pros: "Flight itself was fine"
Cons: "Check in was the worst. 1.75 hours just to check bags. Barely made flight when arriving 3 hours before"
Pros: "The crew was great, very attentive."
Cons: "A flight from Paris to Miami is 9 Hours without delays. We had bad weather so it was 11 hours. There's no excuse for inflight video not working. If I'd paid for First Class you can bet I'd be comped something. But for the rest of us, TFB!. Such is the way of airline travel, you pay for a product you don't entirely get."
Pros: "Good food, good wine, good movie choice, Thank you."
Pros: "Free drinks!!!"
Cons: "No leg room"
Pros: "Food and drink"
Cons: "Seats hurt after s while"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the plane was clean."
Cons: "This was an American Air flight and checking in and boarding were awful. The entire operation in Paris was very poorly organized. Even though I checked in online in advance, it took over an hour to get through the AA line to drop off bags."
Cons: "Poor snack options"
Pros: "The food was pretty good."
Cons: "Old 777-200. not very comfortable and the entertainment is very sub-par"
Pros: "On time and efficient. Reasonably comfortable by the (appalling) standards of modern airlines."
Cons: "The entertainment systems were old and poor. Only a few terrible movies to choose from, and my wife's screen came going dark for long intervals."
Airlines flying from France to Des Moines 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 France to Des Moines
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from France to Des Moines
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from France to Des Moines
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from France to Des Moines
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from France to Des Moines