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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "This was an Alaska Airlines operated flight. The in flight entertainment system wifi kept making you relog in over and over, and on ios devices you had to keep hitting "cancel" and then "use without internet" to even get the damn thing to work in the first place."
Cons: "Premium charges to change seat First checked is $30"
Cons: "One of the flight attendants were rude."
Pros: "The female attendant went above and beyond. She was kind, thorough, and helped make the flight the best I’ve been on with Alaska Airlines so far!"
Pros: "Boarding was easy and for the most part comfortable ."
Cons: "Seats were not soft enough."
Pros: "Very faster arrived."
Cons: "No meals."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and apologetic that I couldn’t watch movies."
Cons: "Would have loved to have a working headphone jack for the movies...5 1/2 hrs with no other entertainment makes for a very VERY long flight."
Cons: "Delayed both ways"
Pros: "the tablets that could be purchased were a nice touch."
Cons: "AC WAS NOT BLOWJNG COLD AIR!!!! Miserable!"
Cons: "Seat leg room is for elves."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Was moved to a premium seat, but since it was an international flight and i didnt have cell service so I didnt get a notification until i was at the gate. I was relocated from the rest of my party and wasnt able to communicate with them, so they were worried there was an issue with my ticket and that i wasnt on the plane."
Pros: "For such a short flight, it was an amazing trip to SFO. Friendly crew and service was top notch."
Pros: "Staff is always helpful and pleasant - text messages about flight changes/departures/gate changes, etc - always updated! And love the usb for charging phone."
Pros: "Loved the fact they had shows that you could watch through your phone just connect with their internet, they were very nice and fast at giving drinks."
Cons: "Plane was not the most comfortable, and super cold (could also be the fact I forgot my jacket and was wearing tank top) you have to download app to watch movies before actually watching them on plane. There's no way you can download app in airplane."
Pros: "I like the fact that we can download the app and watch movies for free."
Cons: "The food is not included. Even a snack."
Pros: "Fairly comfortable and clean. Roomy carry-on overheads. Clear communication when flight was delayed - due to air traffic control issues, not the airlines."
Cons: "Don't give you entire can of soda. I and seatmate asked for the same soda - attendant opened a can, filled up hers and then poured the rest in my glass so I had significantly less. Tired of these cheap tactics."
Cons: "Diversion to San Jose without shuttles to downtown SFO."
Pros: "Service is good; friendly crew; spacious seats; Many rounds of drinks served; flight to SJ was pretty quick."
Cons: "No meal (Hawaiian airlines provides); no free on-board entertainment; could have better snacks besides biscotti"
Cons: "No cabin refreshes; one toilet out of commission; baby poo-smell filled the air; crew stopped ALL service owing to one sick first class passenger."
Cons: "Horrible. Just plain ugly. I miss virgin. Literally a big F U for my experience. Thanks for ruining my life you A holes."
Pros: "That they boarded the people in the back of the plane first."
Cons: "The slowness of the boarding process. It seemed to take forever. There was only one attendant manning the announcements and checking the boarding passes."
Cons: "We boarded, then were told to exit after sitting for close to 40 minutes on the jetway with NO AC. It was close to 2 hours until a flight could take us to SFO. It ruined my plans and I will be requesting a full refund from Alaska."
Pros: "Service was great. Plane was clean and cool."
Pros: "The coffee"
Cons: "It was delayed almost 2 hours"
Pros: "After my evening flight on Air Canada was cancelled and I was so anxious that I would not make it to Vancouver the next morning in time for my cruise, Taeao at Alaska airline was an Angel in disguise!! She helped me get booked on a flight that would arrive in time and was so comforting! In fact, all employees that evening were so helpful. Even when the engine wouldn't start on connecting flight in Seattle and we had to return to gate, delaying flight quite a while,?Captain kept us well informed of what was going on and was very apologetic and very quickly, Alaska airlines sent me an email with a credit towards another flight because of the inconvenience!! THANK YOU Alaska Airline, Taeao and employees working on the evening of June 20 at HNL!!!!!"
Pros: "The first-class flight attendants would sometimes help the main cabin passengers and were generally in a better attitude and much more helpful."
Cons: "The plane was changed and my "Premium" seat was downgraded. The seats were uncomfortable and much too cramped. I paid $89 extra for premium seating, and when cancelled upon, was only offered a $25 credit for future travel plans. Since I cannot count on Alaska, I'm not sure how soon my "future," travel plans will be ..."
Pros: "-The tablet entertainment option was great since there was no inseat entertainment. The cost of of the tablet was cheap and allowed you access to everything, which is different from other airline a-la-carte purchasing of different entertainment. -Crew was great, food/beverage service was also great."
Cons: "-At HNL there was poor signage to get from the rental car return to the airline. Once we got into the terminal it really wasn't clear if we should go left or right, We wound up asking an American employee where Alaska was. -After the checked bag agriculture inspection it was not clear that you go to the kiosks there right after the inspection. I think it partially wasn't clear because there were multiple large groups traveling with tons of luggage and you go straight to the kiosks and then back track to hand over your checked bag. The line for checking the bag vs needing help wasn't clear either. Luckily there were Alaska employee's there helping at the kiosks and with the bag checking so it did go smooth but could definitely be better."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant. Flight on time"
Cons: "Alaska has scaled back seats, not as comfortable as Hawaiian. No meal included even on the long flight to Hawaii. Hawaiian has a meal and seats seem to be more roomy in coach. I am not a big person and o thought it was more cramped than my Hawaiian Coach seating."
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "Survey should have a "not applicable" category. I did not have food or entertainment so can't rate my experience on those areas."
Pros: "We boarded fast and left and arrived on time"
Pros: "Seat pitch reasonable"
Cons: "Return flight was 1.5 hours late."
Pros: "Free wine"
Pros: "No delay, nice n comfortable"
Cons: "Domestic flight left out of international terminal made getting to the right gate confusing"
Pros: "Brian of the brand new air plane's staff was very friendly and attentive. The plane had that great "new plane" smell ... mmm! :)"
Cons: "Well, it's always difficult when one has to change terminals and the plane is delayed. It's even harder for those of us with mobility issues. I use a knee scooter and I was in a lot of pain by the time we finally boarded. The crew seemed just a bit confused as to what was going to happen to my scooter, although it worked out just fine. I couldn't get the in-flight wifi to work either of my two devices, nor could my seat mate. :( We were served food very late in the fight -- I had about 15 minutes to eat before the seat tray had to be put up. But worst, my flight home has been cancelled and rescheduled for a much later flight. As mobility device user, I'm limited on who can pick me up and when. This means an over two hour wait for my pick up person, which is very hard on a one-legged person. I asked Alaska if they would be willing to waive the fee for a different flight when I can get a prompt pick up person with room for my mobility device. They said they would not. I'm a little surprised, as Alaska claims to be ADA and military friendly. I'm not sure I'll fly Alaska again."
Cons: "Cramped really hot felt like a sardine for 5 hours. will not fly alaska"
Pros: "Another well run Alaska flight. Even the coffee was decent. Very clean , new plane. We got in early."
Cons: "Like all flights nowadays, no enough space in the overhead bins for those of us who board later."
Pros: "Not only were we on time, we were early!"
Pros: "Everything was great, smooth landing and take off."
Cons: "As usual, the seats are small, don't recline much. Paying for wifi on a flight is antiquated. First class and coach separation is antiquated."
Pros: "Friendly service."
Cons: "Had to wait 20 minutes on Tarmac because another plane was parked at the gate we needed to use."
Pros: "Ease of boarding; device plugin at my seat."
Cons: "The stupid bags fees! C'mon there is absolutely NO reason to charge $25 per bag. That's just a con job to squeeze more money out of us."
Pros: "Rescheduled flight was on time"
Cons: "My original return flight was rescheduled due to air traffic control and the return city was changed. This was fine but the email sent to me never told me to re check in. When I arrived at the airport one hour before the flight, my seat had been given away because I wasn't yet checked in... therefore, I had to be rebooked the following day without any compensation for hotel... not the best way to handle this situation."
Cons: "Of the 4 my flights between SFO and SEA in the last 3 weeks exactly none departed on time."
Pros: "I was able to get to my seat with no issue and the staff was super nice"
Cons: "I'm a Big & Tall guy. I had an extremely awkward time using the lavatory, The seats were cramped, and i had to push back on the guy who was trying to lean back in his chair. the newer plane seats are nice and way better."
Cons: "It's too packed in the main cabin lose a vertical row so there is more space. It's just overwhelming"
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Everyone from check in to on board were always pleasant, friendly and very professional."
Cons: "About half of our group did not receive reminders to check in online."
Pros: "The crew was very professional and helpful."
Cons: "I found nothing to disparage on this flight."
Pros: "Crew was amazing, great service"
Pros: "Nice touch to have a blanket and pillow placed on each seat for our red eye flight from Honolulu to SF."
Cons: "Couldn’t select our seats online when checking in. Had to wait in a long line at the gate to get our seat assignments from the gate agent."
Pros: "Free food great movies very comfortable"
Cons: "The food really sucked. And what I didn’t like was that if you buy through Kayak you don’t get to pick seats so I was thrown in a middle seat when I requested aisle or window. It was uncomfortable."
Pros: "The landing was amazing. Wonderful pilot."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Plenty of room for luggage."
Cons: "The food was only ok. A more balanced meal would be appreciated. A sandwich with bread, meat, spread, was all that was provided. A salad would have been appreciated."
Pros: "First class! Never done it before but was pretty amazing. The extra comfort are great too"
Cons: "Not having to sit in the plane 45 minutes after we were supposed to take off."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Seat assignment available only at the gate despite online check in 24 hours before flight"
Pros: "Seat upgrade"
Pros: "I appreciated that the meal was included."
Cons: "I would have liked a chance to get a refill on my coffee but it seemed like the beverage cart only made rounds with coffee."
Pros: "We boarded and took off on time. The staff was friendly."
Pros: "Boarding was good. Flight crew was excellent."
Cons: "Why have video monitors if you aren't going to offer TV at no cost??? There was no option for live TV and to view previous episodes of a series, there was a charge. Other airlines offer some sort of free option. This is important to me. In the future, I will use a different airline that offers free in-flight entertainment."
Pros: "Friendly Hawaiian service"
Cons: "did not have an assigned seat"
Pros: "Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing."
Cons: "Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing."
Pros: "Great intro and conclusion to a tropical vacation"
Cons: "Temp too cold. Need free blanket"
Cons: "Limited selection of movies, music."
Cons: "Movies are very expensive"
Pros: "I had the whole row to myself and it was awesome"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours"
Pros: "Food was ample, program selection entertaining, and skilled pilot."
Cons: "layover, and generally thoughtless flight times ( you can't arrive in sfo past 10 if you want to catch the last bart!)"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly."
Cons: "Flying over, my daughter and I didn't have seats together. :("
Pros: "Free food and snacks very nice. Free cocktail before landing. Charger for phone at every seat."
Cons: "No free entertainment - had to pay for the movies"
Pros: "I had a good flight"
Cons: "It was really cold"
Pros: "Is nice a meal is included. I found flight fine over all I like you can pay just a bit extra for more leg room. I also found bathrooms a bit more spacious than usual planes."
Cons: "Lots of interruptions of inflight entertainment. Hard to sleep when they have loads of announcements. General a pleasant experience. employees not very happy though or extend toward helpfulness. Am glad I did not need any extra help. Kinda felt that though about many employees I dealt with IN Hawaii itself. Maybe they just tired of tourists."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Every movie, game, or any entertainment to pass time was On a pay per view basis."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and we were pleasantly surprised to be served a meal as this just doesn't happen anymore on domestic flights. It was pretty good, too."
Pros: "In flight meal during dinner. Meal was just ok but it was nice to get some food. Got to sleep most of the way thankfully because the cabin lights were dimmed a bit."
Cons: "Credit card offer was announced on the PA system about 45 minutes before landing. Felt like I was being sold something and it woke me up."
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable smashed like sardines. Egg muffin cardboard. Free you get what you pay for just awful"
Pros: "Food was good, but because of the hour and a half waiting on the plane to take off, we got no snack."
Cons: "We were seated in a row where we had to pull up the entertainment panel from the right side of our seat leg area. The steward seemed frustrated with us for not knowing how to work it. I never could raise mine because it did not work whatever I tried and was afraid to ask for help because of how my husband had been treated. Also we had never used the tray tables from the right arm rest before and needed help to get those up as well."
Pros: "Complimentary meals. Crew is really nice and attentive."
Pros: "Boarding was announced by zones"
Cons: "Passengers in later zones were standing too close to the boarding passengers causing confusion as to where the boarders lines were. There were 2 lunes: One line was moving (passengers boarding), and one line not moving (passengers waiting for their zone to be announced) ready to pounce!"
Pros: "Friendly staff and clean plane"
Pros: "Friendly agents fixed seating issue when wife and I were seated separately."
Cons: "Charge for checked bag ($25 each way). Charge for snacks, bottled water, & beer. Charge for entertainment ($8 for unlimited TV or one movie). After charges, nearly $100 more expensive than advertised price for round trip ticket."
Pros: "Friendly staff. Cleanliness. Service."
Cons: "There were a couple poorly made Hawaiian airlines videos bit to watch ANYTHING else there was a fee. Even to watch movies f pm the 1960s. Baggage feet increase for each bag. Check on crew was extremely rude and got mad that I tapped them with luggage when they were totally in the way. Will not fly Hawaiian again. Also, the seats were way to close together and it hurt when the person in front leaned back."
Pros: "On time departure & arrival. Also gave us plenty of water to drink."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants was not very nice."
Pros: "on time departure and friendly service"
Cons: "Again, I was told there were no vegetarian meal for me. Ii feel very pitty that airline company does not consider Those people who can not eat meat."
Pros: "2 hours into the flight: captain announced that we had to go back to Tokyo due to water leak ijn rear of plane. Sat on ground in Tokyo for over an hour with no announcements before captain came on and said that teh problem had been resolved and we took off again. Ended up missing connection in HNL and creted car rental isues. UGH"
Pros: "Pleasant travel and accommodations"
Cons: "One thing I didn't like is passenger seated in front of me reclining to low had to ask if they would please decline leverage so that I could enjoy my meal."
Pros: "Free complimentary meal was a plus- it's plane food in all aspects, reminiscent of McDonalds, but food regardless. Loved the complimentary glass of rum/wine at the end of the ride! It was a warming welcome/goodbye."
Cons: "No free movies available whatsoever- I ended up renting one of the available movies for $7.99. Some of the crew were very kind but the stand-off attitudes of some other crew members put a damper on that."
Pros: "The staff on the plane were very friendly."
Cons: "-Check-in was the worst experience we've ever had -Boarding the plane was completely unorganized, no one knew what was going on (both crew and passengers) and caused delay in departure -Old plane with sub-par entertainment options, compared to competitors"
Pros: "Comfortable compared to my other flights"
Pros: "Crew was on it for the services. Personal touch screens are nice. Included meal with a choice of wine was a nice treat."
Cons: "The free TV/Entertainment options could improve. Baggage fees are a bummer but expected compared to all similar flights."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "It was a nightmare to get seats together even when it was just one reservation. The lady from costumer service was rude and she even tried to make a charge for my luggage when I knew my first suitcase is for free.....hated this airline service!!! Not flying with them again"
Pros: "Convenient flight, on time, no delays. Good entertainment options."
Cons: "Food was mediocre."
Pros: "The crew went the extra mile to accomodate my bag due to not having a seat in front of me to stow it. Also, Delta Comfort was exceptional!"
Cons: "We weren't alerted there was a chance of delays. Over two hours late."
Pros: "Boarding and luggage check in were great. The flight crew and the flight itself were uneventful which is perfect."
Cons: "Snacks are the bare minimum and the restrooms could have been attended to more often, paper was piling up in the trash."
Pros: "Didnt expect dinner but was served"
Cons: "Delayed flight, offset entertainment, touch screen un responsive"
Pros: "Personality and charm of the flight attendants made it an especially relaxing trip."
Cons: "Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr"
Pros: "From friendly staff on the ground to check us in, to helpful flight attendants, Delta has once again convinced us it is one of the better airlines . Will fly delta again."
Pros: "Quick and easy flight. Took about an hour and twenty minutes."
Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"
Pros: "Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient."
Cons: "Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient. Unfortunately, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get into our gate because another plane was there, so we arrived late. Not DELTA's fault."
Pros: "The crew were super friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The entertainment system was completely down for the entire flight."
Cons: "Delayed for an hour and fifteen minutes"
Pros: "The crew on Delta create a welcome atmosphere every time I have flown with them."
Pros: "The entertainment options and noticing the little touches that Delta is making to improve the brand and experience."
Cons: "Seems like there are legacy "attitude" issues with the crew. I sat on the aisle yesterday, and SEVERAL times I was bumped, quite rudely, by passing crew. In one instance, as they passed to pick up trash, they took two of my three items. They started walking on, and I tapped them as they passed to pick up the third. She brusquely turned and said: don't touch me to get my attention. No please; quite rude, and unnecessary."
Cons: "Horrible wait if nearly 30 minutes after landing"
Pros: "The boarding was efficient"
Cons: "Three hour departure delay. No explanation given. No apology."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for very 4 hrs sat in plane for 2.5 of those. Flight was delayed dye to strike in Barcelona. But replacement plane had fueling problems delaying the flight another 2 hours"
Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Crew lacked any customer centricity, service was poor"
Cons: "The flight got delayed by 3 hours or more. I missed my flight from LA to FL"
Cons: "Boarding process was horrible, it was first class, priority, zone 1 and then all other zone. There was no order. Flight was delayed. Had a 3 hour delay on the tarmac!"
Pros: "Delta is the best airline to use because they care about you as a customer. They will do everything they can to make your flight as enjoyable as possible. I would not recommend any other airline to use but DELTA !!"
Cons: "Nothing to input. All was great."
Pros: "I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!"
Cons: "Zero communication to the passengers as to why we were delayed for almost an hour sitting on the plane"
Pros: "entertainment services"
Pros: "Fantastic SFO-based crew serving Delta One cabin. They are attentive, and constantly walk around the cabin to provide service."
Cons: "Delay at JFK (first, the inbound aircraft coming late, then 2.5 hrs taxing at JFK, finally landed in SFO but the gate was occupied)."
Pros: "Excellent video selection, Sweetwater 420, cookies were good. Landed 20 minutes early."
Cons: "Boarded 20 minutes late. Very very cold. Bathroom horribly disgusting. Coffee too cold."
Pros: "It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from"
Cons: "It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from"
Pros: "They arrived on schedule."
Cons: "Seated in the rear middle seat. I had no options to select a seat when I checked in or made my reservation that wasn't an extra charge. I'mover 6' tall and middle seats are painful, especially cross country. Airlines need to be a little more attentive to their customers' needs. If a passenger is taller than average, and the flight is more than 60 minutes, provide comfortable seating at no extra charge. If a customer has a short layover, which their system knows about since it is the sourve of the flight plans, put the customer toward the front of the aircraft since these flights are habitually late and customers end up having to sprint through airports to try to make connections."
Pros: "I liked everything."
Pros: "Staff as always was very attentive and courteous. The board process proceeded smoothly and we were able to depart a few minutes early."
Cons: "One attendant did display a slight level of un-professionalism after spilling a drink on my mom and not apologizing. I chalk it up to her embarrassment and she probably just forgot."
Pros: "We took off and landed early. The crew was wonderful and the snacks were exactly what I needed."
Cons: "We landed early and were stuck waiting on the plane for an hour and fifteen minutes for a gate to open."
Cons: "Delayed four hours"
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Tv wouldn't work and delay that wasn't weather related and the food was awful"
Pros: "Unlimited snacks and drinks..."
Cons: "The mediocre upgrade."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour resulting missing connecting flight"
Pros: "Crew was polite"
Cons: "Rocky takeoff"
Pros: "There was a blanket and pillow available on the seat and the arm rests (all of them) went up... I appreciated that when I had to move mid flight. The attendants were nice as always... they weren't stingy with the small free snack that is included with the flight. (Small bag of peanuts or pretzels) that I liked. Usually feel like it is an inconvenience to ask for more than one.... but they offered 2! I was very happy to hear that!!"
Cons: "The entertainment was a bonus! Made the flight go by faster."
Pros: "I didn't like anything about this flight. Only benefit of the doubt is the 2 hour delay as a runway in SF had shut down."
Cons: "We had seats at first where there was what looked like bubble gum bits stuck on one of the food trays. The flight was clearly not cleaned although it landed 2+ hours before the departure. We had to ask for a wet tissue and clean it up. That was of no use too as it wouldn't scrub off. My wife was feeling under the weather and so we asked for a blanket. The blanket was hardly a blanket and more like a towel. We then luckily could switch seats as there were 2 vacant. But, the air conditioner was leaking water in the seat to our left. The crew was callous and just stuck the passenger with some napkins saying it does that. I don't fly Delta a lot and my experience in this trip isn't inspiring much confidence."
Pros: "Both flights were on-time, no gate changes. Staff was friendly enough, and seat back entertainment was appreciated. Everything went as you always hope it does for flights!"
Pros: "Some entertaining choices but not all clear which ones were in my flight"
Cons: "The food I wanted had sold out by the time I ordered it"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly during the very short flight."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable - not a lot of padding."
Cons: "I did not like being assigned to a seat that did not recline at all and was given no up front warning so it was a very unwelcome surprise at the start of my 6+ hour flight."
Cons: "Spent 90 minutes on the plane before it even took off."
Pros: "I liked the service of the crew members and the Margarita was super strong."
Cons: "The seats are really close together. It made it uncomfortable to sleep."
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and efficient."
Cons: "The flight was over two hours late because of winds in San Francisco."
Cons: "I got very cold during the flight, the ac was so cold that I had to stay in my winter jacket and a hood."
Pros: "Have not flown Delta for some time and was very impressed. Definitely would fly again."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Service was friendly."
Pros: "New aircraft with great healthy food options, good seat recline, great entertainment. If only all planes were like this!"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "They at least need to have TVs in aircraft. I felt United was better service wise and aircraft wise."
Cons: "Old plane. No seatback entertainment available in plane."
Cons: "The entire entertainment system was down the entire 6 hour flight. Crew attempted to reboot the system several times with no luck."
Pros: "Good entertainment. Gate agents friendly and efficient"
Pros: "Friendly attendants"
Cons: "Had to buy another ticket"
Pros: "Leaving that airplane 8 hours after expected."
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: "Agent at gate said overhead compartments were all full and no more room for any bag. So I had to check in my carry on luggage . To my surprise, there had many open space when I walked in the plane. The worst thing was my brand new suitcase was torn. I told the luggage agent the incident and she said they had no liability what so ever."
Cons: "Unbelievably poor customer support. They accidentally canceled my flight and when I tried to retrieve my seat back, the lady was taking it as somebody else problem... If the AA was the one made an error of canceling my seat, I wished they would show at least an attitude of taking responsibility to fix the problem."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Numerous delays."
Pros: "Staff was awesome!"
Cons: "As was getting in line for security, overheard it was at least a one-half hour wait. The wait was actually pretty close to 1/2 hr."
Cons: "The check in process at JFK was a disaster. The kiosk check in machines were constantly malfunctioning, where to line up was unclear, and staff acted frustrated. After several failed attempts with the kiosks you have to wait in line to check in at the counter anyways. It would have saved almost an hour of my time to just go straight to the counter-- had I been allowed to. I wanted to check a bag which contained some fragile items. Several bottles of wine which I wrapped in bubble wrap and cushioned with my packed clothes. I requested a "Fragile" sticker to be put on my bag. I was told "We don't do that here". So I asked if they handle ALL bags with extreme care and I was laughed at and told to go on my way. When I got my bag at my destination-- the outside of my leather suitcase was sliced to the lining. There were scuff marks and torn leather. My wine had been completely shattered. Not just a crack in the bottle, but flattened completely. My clothes were stained, my bag ruined. I don't know if putting a fragile sticker on would have prevented this, but I don't understand why they just "don't do that". We are trusting our property to the airline when we check bags. I will never trust American Airlines ever again. They don't want to know if I have anything fragile, and they don't care when I tell them."
Pros: "Quick and easy thanks"
Pros: "My daughter liked the movie Gifted on the flight. Only decent experience in 2 days of travel"
Cons: "Worst experience with an airline ever. Never going to fly AA again. They lost 3 valued customers."
Pros: "Tons of entertainment options, friendly crew, flight was on time"
Cons: "My seat was not clean"
Pros: "plane had lots of leg room- movies were free"
Cons: "bought ticket online for an Alaska Airlines flight 3 weeks prior to flight online, picked seat, too. When I checked in online 24 hours to flight, it became an American Airlines lflight, and my seat was gone, and when I checked at the gate, I had NO SEAT! I was the last person to board the flight- no seat choice!! Absolute bullshit when I pay for ticket and pick seat 3 weeks prior- on June 6. Didn't even know if I was going to get on flight until last minute."
Pros: "Sittings on the tarmac for 90 minutes no airs no waters. 114 degrees"
Cons: "The very least employees should offer customer some waters to cool of"
Cons: "My seat was broken and wouldn't recline very much at all."
Pros: "Customer service was excellent. Smooth flight. Early."
Cons: "In Charlotte the kiosks were not acting right. The agents were still exceptional but you could tell they were frustrated"
Pros: "Nonstop flight"
Cons: "Nothing special about American. Boarding process doesn't make sense. People crowd the gate during boarding. Aircraft cabin is outdated. Would love to see, at minimum, power outlets for each seat. Cabin was frigid, does it need to be that cold?!"
Pros: "Ok boarding, ok service, ok flight"
Cons: "We were delayed for about 1hr without any explanation or apology. Thank goodness i didn't have a connecting flight."
Cons: "Terribly uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "They canceled my ticket for no reason"
Pros: "Well organised"
Pros: "Roomy aisle seat"
Pros: "No much"
Cons: "Aircraft is small, boarding is a mad dash to the plane"
Pros: "Plane full, like traveling in a cattle car, jammed in, My minimal contact with flight crew was fine, flying these days on any airline in coach is the same, American neither the worst or the best, in flight movie was the trolls, horrible movie"
Cons: "Flight was delayed arriving, connecting flight was in a completely different terminal = they didn't wait for us and auto booked us on a flight out the next morning. We requested our bags and drove home instead. Horrible."
Pros: "The crew was wonderful and movie selection was excellent. They did not provide headphones however. Boo."
Cons: "We missed our connection because of American Airlines incompetence. That being said the flight itself was ok."
Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."
Pros: "I lucked out and was able to get a emergency row seat which helped tremendously because of having long legs."
Cons: "What I don't like is what is true of all airlines now and that is that if you are born with long legs you are penalized and expected to pay more money than people with short legs - that is prejudice and not fair to people that cannot do anything about it. I understand charging obese people extra because they have a chance to change it. Also, seats are too narrow now!!!"
Pros: "Seat were larger and comfortable"
Cons: "AB 320-200 flight for +5 hours and no entertainment. Nothing on the flight. Could not pre-board on line, so instead of a zone 2 loading sequence we got zone 4. as a person who flies to Europe 4-5 times a year I do not enjoy getting on a plane in the Zone 4-5 sequencing."
Cons: "Despite paying 5 months in advance, couldn't check in online or reserve seats without paying extra. AA customer service told me there were no more "complimentary " seats!! Very tight legroom in cabin."
Pros: "Boarding was swift. Gate staff was friendly."
Cons: "Phone charging stations at gate were down at every gate in the terminal. We waited nearly 45 minutes on the plane at the gate for a "flight attendant that is going to hitch a ride to make a flight from San Diego to Charlotte." This was obnoxious! We waited for almost as long as the flight was scheduled to take. Poor form."
Cons: "just like above + I had previously requested a vegan meal that had been confirmed and I was presented a "dish" of pasta loaded with cheese and was told that that was vegan ... 9 hours flight with no food The sound outlet on my seat was broken and, again, no entertainment for the entire flight"
Cons: "Missed Connection."
Pros: "Great service!"
Pros: "The attention from the staff during the flight,was excellent."
Cons: "I'd didn't like that we'd had to pay 50 dollars for a medium size luggage,when other passengers have,slightly smaller suitcase,a carry on a lap top or big purse."
Cons: "The wifi did not work and we were not offered any food, and the beverage choice was only water or coffee. Very old plane with broken seats."
Cons: "AA canceled my flight my kids who live 4 hours away from San Diego drove that distance to pick me up yesterday, we got a hotel room for the canceled flight but they ended up paying $200 for the night. AA did not let us know thr flight was canceled until late last night."
Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "No power at JFK. Customs and baggage claim a nightmare. After a tiring international flight, 4 hours in airport find out my flight is canceled. Miss a day of work because can't get flight until following day. No airline offer of food or hotel accommodation."
Pros: "My husband and I were traveling together to Dallas, and we were unable to sit together-The ticketing agent was very rude when we asked if she could find us seats that were together. She said, "We could ask someone on the flight to switch with us". We paid $738.00 total for both tickets to Dallas, and found it very hard to believe that we could not get seats that were next to each other. We have had this same situation on other airlines, and they were very accommodating to our needs."
Cons: "Got to the airline to a 50+ people line where people were checking in flights and baggage. My boarding pass didn't print so I was put in a main customer service line where I was 5th from the front. It took the two agents 35 minutes to get to me...which seems way to long. Employees seem irritable and unfriendly, non helpful attitude. Plane does not have entertainment unless you purchase tablet on a 6 hour flight. No meal service.. Each time I fly American it feels like an inconvience."
Pros: "The crew at least made an attempt to be friendly"
Cons: "The seats were extremely uncomfortable the flight was delayed, and most importantly I booked my flight for san Francisco (sfo) and got sent to san Diego and had to book a $130 bus ticket and spend 14 hours on a bus."
Pros: "The crew was the best"
Cons: "Wish I had a movie to watch"
Pros: "Wanted more polite crew"
Cons: "The lady was rude need more skills"
Pros: "Nice flight. Nice aircraft. Very nice flight attendants. Thank you."
Cons: "No issues at all."
Pros: "Nice and clean than past old metal."
Cons: "Close captioning or English subtitling didn’t work with the app."
Pros: "Crew was great seats are small"
Cons: "Bigger seats! Very good overall"
Pros: "The plane was a newer one with a bit more leg room."
Cons: "The snack was lousy - a very small pack of pretzels. For example, I’ve been on United flights when they gave us maple crisp cookies that were delicious. You would think for a five hour flight they could give you better snack! Drink service was very good."
Pros: "It got me home."
Cons: "Almost full flight. By the time the food cart reached the back if the plane, it was damn near empty (nothing decent to eat)."
Cons: "Rudest employees ever and a serious incident. Never flying United again"
Cons: "In flight entertainment was a phone/tablet holder in the headrest. This would have been okay except it required to have the United app installed on the devices which my kids did not have set up. The seats were tight and uncomfortable, plus the flight was completely full."
Cons: "Not having an eight hour delay due to poor scheduling of the airline."
Pros: "Friendly attendants and a comfortable flight"
Cons: "Delayed flight and poor food choice"
Pros: "THEY WERE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT LEAVING ON TIME"
Cons: "coshared flight UA and AC always have issues with printing boarding passes and online check in"
Pros: "Customer svc was able assist us so we can all sit together since our original seats we were all separate."
Pros: "Staff was very good at their jobs/duties."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable and cramped."
Pros: "Sexy eyes on that one"
Pros: "Lots of space and please take attendants"
Cons: "I didn’t have the vegan meal I ordered however they did give me a replacement"
Pros: "Loved the entertainment. I got to watch 2 movies which made the time fly by."
Cons: "I didn’t like not having to choose our seat assignments after we booked our flight. I have used Kayak on many occasions and I was able to choose my seat after booking. I was not able to do that after I booked my flight."
Cons: "Paying for TV when first flight let Us watch app on our iPad for free. Also - lackluster food choices."
Pros: "Enjoyed watching DIRECTV and sleeping"
Pros: "4 hour 15 min."
Cons: "Bring your own entertainment"
Pros: "Almost nothing"
Cons: "This was a terrible flight. Entertainment system would not go off, no crew attention, we had 2 young kids and they could not sleep with the flashing TV in front of their eyes. Crew did not have the technical chops to even reset the system or try to. To add to the misery, we were seated in the last row where seats won't recline. If after flying 200k miles on United, I get this, I don't know what's worse! Very poor experience on United. Will just donate my miles."
Cons: "No food is lame"
Pros: "Nice new plane. Very clean. Decent room in economy plus. On board food is expensive but tastes ok. Free soft drinks served a couple of times during the flight (4.5 hours)"
Cons: "No in seat screen for movies. Only if you had your own personal device e.g. iPad. Also access was not working consistently across the plane. Was told that only a certain a certain number of seats could access the in flight entertainment system at one time and "to keep trying" and "hopefully someone will drop off soon". In the end they acknowledged the issue and told all passengers to go online for compensation which they honored immediately."
Pros: "Good fare"
Cons: "Flight attendant chided me for not reading menu beforehand. On one of the flights I had to shout out to thrm to even get a drink since they didnt stop at my seat. No space for a bag on the aisle seat on the 777."
Pros: "Economy Plus saves a bit New plane"
Cons: "VERY narrow seats Stupid buttons in the arm rest, constant beeping from people pushing them by mistake"
Cons: "The United agent at the gate in Maui was terribly rude. She didn't even acknowledge that I was waiting in line to be helped for about 5 minutes. She went on the plane to check something for me and didn't return until 10 minutes later. When she came back to the counter, where I was still waiting, she started to talk to her coworker about chocolate and how great the crew was. She then turned to me and said, "can I help you?" She didn't even remember that she was in the middle of helping me! When I reminded her she was like "oh that's right" but didn't even apologize. The flight was delayed 2 hours which was pretty annoying too."
Pros: "Lights were dimmed in the cabin"
Cons: "So many things. My complaints wouldn't change this company's plans. It's clear what United values"
Cons: "never flying united."
Cons: "I came up with some pretty bad bruising on my stomach from the seat belt during the landing."
Pros: "Everything was fast"
Cons: "Business class needs better seats for a 6 hour flight"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "The a/c on the plain was not very cold and it needs to blow more air"
Pros: "The crew was very thoughtful, and courteous."
Cons: "The monitor for my viewing was out of order. There was no complimentary food offered, but there was a nice selection of beverages offered."
Pros: "Getting to my destination"
Cons: "Almost 3 hours delay on the way there and the same on the way back. It's so unacceptable"
Pros: "I liked the service. It's good in general but, looking for better."
Cons: "I didn't like the service sometimes. Especially the hostesses, they are too old. The plane was too small when I flied from Austin to San Francisco. Thank you"
Pros: "The seat that I got"
Cons: "I would expect having a entertainment screen on my seat on a almost 6 hr flight in 2016!!! Wouldn't you????"
Pros: "I was very happy with the attendants. Very friendly and helpful. The crew was very professional and informative."
Cons: "We were delayed which happens. That alone isn't a big deal. However, we sat on a runway for over 40 minutes without an update. Then we were told it will be 15 minutes and we returned to a terminal. Zero additional updates for about 50 minutes later. Crew or captain could at least kept us updated so we knew. Very poor service. Crew was friendly and good during the flight"
Pros: "Quick, no turbulence, friendly attendants"
Cons: "Ticket agents did not communicate with passengers on why there was a delay and weren't willing to help passengers find alternate routes to their destination."
Cons: "Cramped, lost my bags for three days."
Pros: "I like boarding, crew and the comfort ."
Pros: "Great service!!"
Cons: "Tiny seats. No WiFi and no alternative without charge, excepr for direcrvtv previews, which played the same two stupid shows 2x. Couldn't even see the flight map for free."
Pros: "Will others are not serving food or drinks unless you purchase them, you can count on United fir free drinks."
Cons: "Everything was exellent."
Pros: "Got delayed on my first flight, missed my other connections, had an 8 hr layover and almost 24 hr trip, rearranged my entire travel plan. Not united 's fault but not the best flight I've had either."
Pros: "Plane was only one-third full, it yook off on time and we got in ahead of schedule. What's not to like?"
Cons: "I was Pre TSA approved one way, but not the other. Why?"
Pros: "My first flight was cancelled and it appeared i wouldn't make it to my destination on the day which I intended. A Delta/united employee at the Eugene Airport (Collette) quickly and kindly moved some things around and got me a flight out only an hour later, upgraded me to comfort select seating, and some how managed to get me to my final destination (2 flights ) only an hour after I originally booked for. She did all this with a smile on her face while a worried guest (me) wasn't sure what he was going to do if it weren't for her impeccable service. Thanks Collete and United!"
Cons: "Plane delay so for an hour flight I had to stay at the airport for 3 hours till the next flight. With not even a sorry."
Pros: "The plane was very comfortable and the pilot kept us well informed on our flight."
Cons: "I didn't like how the tv screens flashed from one screen to another throughout the whole flight. I would have just liked them off. The other thing was one of the stewardesses walked up and down the isle like a bull in a china shop. She hit my shoulder at least 4 times as she walked by and never slowed down."
Pros: "I like the small size. The food and drink are so minimal it's hard to rate. The flight attendants were courteous and efficient. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The bathroom was more "used" than usual..."
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