Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 3h 59m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($258)
When flying out of Harlingen you will be using Harlingen Valley Intl, often referred to as Harlingen Airport. You will be landing at Fort Smith, also known as Fort Smith Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The airline needs to board and deboard by group number."
Pros: "Power outlets by each seat, and movie options."
Cons: "Delayed take off time, but made it up during flight."
Cons: "Full can of soda"
Cons: "We were delayed because we were waiting on a crew member. It was kind of ridiculous"
Pros: "the crew was great, the food was okay, the movie selection was awesome, overall really happy with the flight."
Cons: "as far as a seat in coach goes, you're getting a pretty good deal. obviously flying 14 hours across the pacific is pretty rough and we would all like to fly first class, but as far as coach goes, I cant complain. only downside was that I had an exit seat, so tons of leg room, but couldn't use the entertainment while in taxi, takeoff and landing, where I could've squeezed another movie in, but its a safety thing and a fair trade for the extra room."
Pros: "That the flight ended"
Cons: "Everything. In a flight from Miami/Orlando (full of families) you are not allowed to choose seats, at the gate (where you supposed to change seats) the staff was rude, inside the plan people make their own changes and it gets a mess. Terrible experience."
Cons: "It took only 20 minutes to fly there but 20 minutes waiting to get off the ground in 25 minutes to circle around Philadelphia before landing. Not good when they reduce the size of the seats to 17 inches most people shoulders are wider than that. No food service no snack no drink and just snarky empl"
Cons: "You were out of earphones"
Cons: "My luggage was destroy one of my luggage"
Pros: "Nothing. American is consistently terrible."
Cons: "Flight pushed back on time, but then we sat on the tarmac for well over an hour. I'm sure they did that to fudge their on-time record. Totally lame."
Pros: "Crew on the plant was friendly."
Cons: "I think at least some small food should be offer even tho it wasn’t dinner time."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3 hrs"
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."
Pros: "Arrived early. Friendly pilot."
Cons: "Attendant did not offer snack choice."
Pros: "I liked the ability to choose my meal ahead of time."
Cons: "Pre-boarding drinks could have been offered to all business class customers, but again, the flight attendants with American aren’t as customer service oriented as those from Delta."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable and the crew were very nice."
Cons: "I didn't look like that we had to board outside because a flight going to Texas was late."
Pros: "Crew, check in crew and captain keeping us informed about flight changes. Leg room."
Pros: "Relatively comfortable plane, great movies (I watched four!), good timing between meals/snacks."
Cons: "These planes are always SO cramped. We paid to be in the section with 9 seats across instead of 10 which was worth it but wish that they would just give everyone slightly more space - seems humane for such long flights! The group boarding on these huge planes always seems chaotic. Also it seems like it would honestly make more sense to start at the back and move forward. Would have less waiting for people in front of you to get settled. Wish the last snack had a piece of fruit or something with a bit more healthy aspect."
Cons: "More than 24 passengers on the flight from LAX to Chicago lost their connection to Venice After we landed in Chicago with 2 hours delays we all run to catch our flight to Venice and we got there 5 minutes after the flight was supposed to leave but was still there instead but we were denied access and send back to customer service"
Cons: "After take off I could no longer hear anything through the headphone jacks. Staff was VERY rude & unpleasant the whole trip. Feed half of my family, and left the other half of us to sit there until there was only one choice left, Then completely forgot to serve me anything."
Pros: "Landing in my city"
Cons: "The fact that I was delayed twice, given false information, had to wait to board because a flight attendant was late for her shift and then had to run from terminal to terminal to find my flight on my own because no representative could help me or show up."
Cons: "My flight TO Charlotte was cancelled on Wednesday morning and AA couldn’t find me a flight to CLT on Wednesday so I had to spend 22 hours in the car driving to NC and back. I huge pain!!!"
Pros: "The crew were polite, accommodating and understanding"
Cons: "The gate was changed 1hr prior to boarding despite the arriving plane having landed 3hrs prior. So with stroller and infant in toe, I had to run to change terminals/buildings. There was no assistance or prior warning regarding this from the check in staff and I made it all the way to the original terminal and gate before having to turn around. The desk staff at the gate was asked about early boarding for infants and said it would be okay but didn’t give clear instructions on boarding so I sat down and they began boarding each group 20 minutes later and did not give priority to mother’s with infants. The stroller which I brought to the gate was then tagged incorrectly with a white tag instead of a pink tag. I was later told by he crew that it meant it would go directly to baggage claim instead of being brought to the door. According to the crew, all staff know to tag with a pink tag. At every step there was blatant display of inconsideration that made an already difficulty journey, that much more challenging."
Pros: "The flight boarded a little late but arrived on time. Crew was pleasant and efficient. Many good movies to watch on the individual screens."
Cons: "The usual crowding in coach class."
Pros: "I liked that we got to San Juan safely. The crew on board was very accommodating."
Cons: "Due to the delays, we missed our jumper flight and American refused to compensate. Also, only had two cookies all day from 8:05am until 3:45 pm! No sandwiches as promised. We were delayed approximately 4 hours total. Had to take a taxi ($85) to Fajardo to HOPEFULLY catch last ferry to Culebra. Guess AmericansAirlines doesn’t care if you have to sleep at the dock!"
Cons: "Cramped seats, no great snacks"
Pros: "On time. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "Stingy with the cookies. Somewhat uncomfortable seating. But what can anyone expect anymore?"
Pros: "Great service. And flight and food"
Cons: "flight kept getting changed from delayed to on time then we finally get on the runway and have to shut the engines down and we were told that we would have to wait there for an hour"
Pros: "Only about 20 people on board did not have follow up connection flights. My flight going to Rome was also delayed by a half an hour. TBH I don't recall being on a AA flight that ever left on schedule."
Pros: "The aircraft was newer and the flight smooth. The pilot kept us updated on potential turbulence, which was comforting No one knew if Charlotte was going to get a gust from IRMA. The flight attendants were also friendly which isn't the case on some airlines."
Cons: "Overall was Great."
Pros: "The location of the seat with "leg room" was next to the bathroom."
Cons: "The location of the upgraded seat with "leg room" was only half way open to leg room due to the exit door inconvenience"
Pros: "Overall very comfortable was comfortable for a 8 hour plus flight"
Cons: "Extremely long check lines. Security came after the extremely long check in process"
Pros: "Friendly crew Smooth flight"
Cons: "Couldn't select seats"
Pros: "The direct flight, less time"
Cons: "The seats aren't comfortable on any flight, the was tv only, no movies, snack aren't healthy for someone with food sensitivities"
Cons: "The flight attendants were Garbade"
Pros: "New plane!"
Cons: "Only offered pretzels even though there were cookies. I ha to breakfast them."
Cons: "Only airline we flew that didn’t have pre boarding for families with small children."
Pros: "We made is safely"
Cons: "Flight took off 2 hours late Television for my seat did not work Flight attendant forgot to serve me dinner Had to ask 3 times for dinner"
Pros: "Seemed to have more leg room than average. Generally fine. I got to my destination without incident, and that is the most important thing! But flying today is awful. Uncomfortable, unpleasant, stressful, etc., all so the airlines (and their CEOs) can make millions."
Cons: "Crew was "all business" -- not many smiles. They offered the usually .5 ounce of pretzels or two cookies. Passengers routinely asked "can I have both?" and the answer was routinely: no. Really? My $300+ ticket isn't worth pretzels AND two cookies? Seems silly. And, you know that have BOXES of these free snacks."
Pros: "God service at the flight ."
Cons: "Canceled my first flight of American airlines, I had to wait 11 more hours, I had no compensation and nobody even apologized to me."
Pros: "Every single crew member was extremely helpful and friendly. Also the leg room was acceptable compared to similar airlines. Comfortable seats and smooth flight. We were even 20 minutes early to BCN!"
Cons: "The plane was very old and the entertainment was okay... That's if your screen worked, which mine did not. An 8 hour flight without entertainment is not the best scenario. Also, I know it wasn't just my screen that wasn't working."
Cons: "arrived at SFO. walked up to kiosk. Entered info. $25 x 2 for first bag! paid. went up to check-in agent. She agreed it was a mistake but could not issue refund. "refund.aa.com" did not work. very frustrating way to begin long trip. even though it was a four hour flight, AA used an older plane; roll-aboards only fit sideways, not wheels in or out, , in storage above seats, so space ran out quickly. flight crew grumbled about plane as well. not very reassuring way to fly."
Pros: "Price. That's it."
Cons: "We sat in Orlando waiting to take off - delayed for OVER 30 minutes because ---> the catering truck failed to show up. The captain aired his frustration of the catering crew. Supposed to arrive in Philly approximately 2:24pm - we didn't arrive until 3:03pm. Baggage took another 20-30 minutes. All American emoloyees looked tired. Not one smile either to Orlando or from Orlando. (Oh yeah - we were late taking off to start my vacation from Philly because a crew failed to arrive to "start the engines of the aircraft," per captain's announcement. The entire aircraft boarded and sat, again, for 30 minutes without any air conditioning or air flow in the cabin.) Blah experience. Blah employees. And two different captains announced the reasons for delay with an "annoyed tone.""
Pros: "I was in a seat in coach that was appalling. (28C?), one row behind the exit row seating. I am only 5' 8" but could not cross my legs. The guy to my left was KNITTING, so was constantly jogging my arm which I carefully had kept inside the armrest on my side. I will avoid flying in a BA 747 in future. Even Business is awful on those jets. I flew in Business once, and thought the head to tail layout was the worst I have experienced. I pulled down the joint divider and thought the person in the next bed was dead, he was lying there with his arms crossed over his chest! It's time to update the 747's or retire them."
Cons: "The pathetic little 4.5" times 3.5" screen in the seatback was a joke in today's environment."
Pros: "Friendly staff ice landong"
Cons: "No leg room & I am only 5'6' & slim."
Airlines flying from Harlingen to Fort Smith have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights