Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Illinois to District of Columbia
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I had heard about limited food options during covid flights but everything was tasty and generous. I always appreciate it when my initial flight books my check-in to my final stop and gives me all my boarding passes at once and Delta did just that. They were also really good at communicating updates like changes to the gate."
Cons: "People should just be prepared to be asked more questions than usual. It can definitely make you feel nervous but just remember that the new covid restrictions are stressful for flight staff just as much as they are stressful for you. Be cooperative and honest and you shouldn't have any problems."
Pros: "Kosher snacks! Thank you. Screens and outlets at every seat. Safe, controlled Covid protocols including de-boarding. Excellent!"
Pros: "Delta flight took extra precaution to keep all passengers safe before during and after the flight. They communicate effectively during the flight. I will be flying Delta again and again."
Cons: "The trip was great"
Pros: "The crew very professional. My flight was on time."
Pros: "The crew was good, and the airline tried to make our wait in the airport as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "The four-hour delay was really hard. Since it was in DC, I don't know why it took so long to get another plane."
Cons: "We arrived around 39 minutes early and the whole process was very smooth"
Cons: "We were traveling international in Twitter after contacting we were told we can carry one checked baggage but then we were not allowed and at gate they didn’t know the procedure and repeatedly checked our passport Poor customer service"
Pros: "Crew was attentive and accommodating."
Cons: "Gates switched 3 times and all bags had to be checked because of a small aging plane."
Pros: "Comfortable plane due to few passengers"
Cons: "7 hour delay after flight postponed."
Pros: "All good."
Pros: "Son got wings, so was happy."
Cons: "No entertainment."
Pros: "Information communicated about delays."
Cons: "- more communication (any!) about bag status when landed - flight delay due to too many/too heavy baggage. Long delay was said to be due to making sure our baggage would accompany destination. Upon arrival, bag was left in NYC but this wasn't communicated. No info on bag status at airport or via ema"
Cons: "First class seats were too close together. It was very difficult to get out of you seat into the aisle. Food was not what it should have been for 1st class There was no wall between 1st class and coach giving little privacy when I worked my laptop. it was in direct view of the middle seat in coach"
Pros: "Good snack selection. Crew was personable."
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "Seat assignments should have be provided at check in."
Cons: "Seat assignment for me and my traveling companion was done at gate. We had to sit in 2 different rows."
Pros: "Crew was nice and welcoming"
Cons: "Well, if our plane had been leaving on time it would've been superb."
Cons: "More print media to read on"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Couldn’t hear/understand the pilot"
Pros: "The crew was dealing with NOVA/DC residents"
Pros: "Flight attendant in first class was amazing."
Pros: "The boarding was fast and very well handled."
Cons: "It was delayed"
Cons: "Chinese Eastern did not try to help and solve my problem."
Pros: "There was a bit of a mixup in boarding the plane but otherwise the flight was good. There was no entertainment system on this short flight. The flight attendants were very pleasant & efficient. They only served snacks on this short flight but were very good at ensuring everyone had at least one or more beverages. The premium seats were very comfortable ."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Flight attendant was not willing to go above and beyond as he stated he would. My husband asked for a coke and the flight attendant told him he could only get water."
Cons: "The aircraft is too old, MD-88. I don't know how Delta is flying that type of aircraft. Is very risky"
Pros: "It was a smooth boarding, flight and exit out of the plane."
Cons: "Plane delayed 4 times for a total of 4 hours"
Pros: "The flight for getting us therw"
Cons: "No food and no entertainment"
Pros: "Snacks, cleanliness and crew"
Cons: "From the begging they changed the flights for something totally different. It was a 14 hour trip. Awful"
Pros: "It was a normal flight as well expected."
Pros: "I was with my friend"
Cons: "Delayed 12+ hours"
Pros: "I was given a complimentary upgrade."
Pros: "The service was amazing , the staff was honestly friendly and nice"
Pros: "Great service, nice agent friendly"
Cons: "I was unable to fly at all due to a spelling error on my ticket. The airline refused to alter the ticket. Worst experience of my life, ruined my Christmas"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Too cold Not friendly boarding agent"
Cons: "Had a death in the family and no one would help me get back home"
Pros: "Comfortable flight, ample leg room, and the chairs were pretty plush. Comfort+ is pretty nice"
Cons: "On my first flight they forgot to turn the wifi on. I have unlim data but obviously can't use while in air; no big though."
Cons: "Plane was sat broken at gate and needed part to be flown in. 150 minutes delayed. Not acceptable."
Pros: "flight attendants were great."
Cons: "not enough leg room and space. The business class should be at the minimum for economy."
Cons: "I am a 5'3" 125# woman who, unfortunately, had a middle seat assignment. The passenger to my right, on the aisle, weighed approximately 375# and took up 1/3 of my seat. The arm was not able to go down comfortably, and when it did it was not usable . The passenger on my left, window seat, was probably 6'7" and had to sit with a man spread in order to fit. I could not move and was extremely uncomfortable. The plane was overbooked so I was unable to move. Therefore, worst flight ever. Plus, I paid for a full seat and was only able to occupy half of it."
Pros: "The crew was polite and friendly"
Cons: "My second plane had sooo much moisture coming from the cooling system it looked like the passengers were getting gased and I kept getting wet from water condensation falling on me in a window seat as I tried to sleep from having such an early flight to begin with only to be told it's delayed 3 hrs without explanation."
Pros: "Free drinks in Comfort+"
Cons: "See above description"
Pros: "Flight attendants were great."
Cons: "Movie and TV selection is not great for an international flight."
Cons: "Old planes, disinterested crew, full flight"
Cons: "The seats are uncomfortable and cramped"
Cons: "The attendants attitude."
Cons: "Once again.... too much advertisement!!!! I just want to enjoy my vacation."
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "The seat wasn’t very comfortable"
Cons: "Wifi didn’t work."
Cons: "Nothing, great job"
Cons: "The airline"
Pros: "It was quick."
Cons: "Flying these days is no better than taking a local bus."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Hard landing!"
Cons: "Baggage lost."
Pros: "Great seats in first class"
Pros: "The free entertainment."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Ease of boarding with the group numbers"
Pros: "Son flew alone and everyone was very helpful."
Cons: "Nickel and diming people for every little thing. I didn't mean to select a paid seat upon making my reservation on-line, and I couldn't get it to come off. Had to pay anyway."
Pros: "Quick boarding, on time departure and early arrival. No waiting for a gate at LGA upon arrival - excellent."
Pros: "Very helpful and kind staff. Everything was on time and made for a great travel experience."
Pros: "Shabby Cramped"
Cons: "Cramped Uncomfortable"
Cons: "The aircraft was hot. Barely any A/C. It felt like 78 degrees. Uncomfortably hot."
Pros: "Good meals"
Cons: "Not much legroom. Good movie shown but would have like personal options like other airlines."
Pros: "Quick boarding and luggage pickup."
Cons: "Mediocre staff. In my experience United is more friendly and welcoming."
Cons: "The video monitor for my seat was broken. So, low entertainment score."
Pros: "On time take off"
Cons: "Delayed a total of four hous!"
Pros: "Small airport"
Cons: "Service and flexibility, needed to call online for assistance"
Pros: "Smooth - trouble free - calm process"
Cons: "The check in process took to long. In line more than an hour."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Non stop"
Cons: "It was one hour late."
Pros: "The options you have to pick from"
Cons: "The pop ups"
Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "No Food"
Pros: "Great steward with fabulous sense of humor"
Pros: "todo me gusto"
Pros: "Good view"
Cons: "Breakfast does not have good things to eat. Too cheap ones.."
Pros: "Not applicable"
Cons: "No tv/movies."
Cons: "It was a headache!"
Pros: "Easy connections"
Cons: "Food choices are pretzels or crackers."
Pros: "All great."
Pros: "That I got a soda"
Cons: "Delayed at Ohare by an hour. Sitting on the Tarmac for a half hour in Reagan, waiting for a gate. This was our leg back to DC, after our leg to Chicago four days previously. On that trip I did a review and gave the whole trip a 1 out of 5 stars. That trip was the trip from hell, with delays, waiting on the Tarmac, deplaning, almost cancelled, more waiting on the Tarmac, wheels up in Reagan, wheels down in ORD, and then more Tarmac waiting for a gate. So I was already more than perturbed when this trip had similar outcomes."
Pros: "We arrived earlier that predicted. I liked it."
Cons: "They gave us just 2 small snack"
Cons: "Little planes need an interior restoration to make them look better."
Pros: "My favorite part of the flight was our on time departure! :-)"
Cons: "I don't care for the configuration of the Airbus 320...it's rather difficult to adjust the overhead light and air, compared to the placement on a Boeing 737."
Cons: "Cleanliness of airplane. Vents and tray tables were very dirty"
Pros: "love when they turn off the lights"
Cons: "annoying late notifications of gate changes"
Pros: "The food."
Cons: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Cabin felt quite warm"
Pros: "Getting a meal and drink"
Pros: "The flight was late and barely made the connecting flight. In the end, my luggage arrived damaged."
Pros: "Everything from ticketing to deplaning was smooth and professional."
Cons: "No problems at all."
Pros: "I like flying Lufthansa for entire trip then changing to united airlines"
Cons: "Particular everything the airline"
Cons: "I missed having the navigation map when traveling such a long distance."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Having about an hour and 20 minutes left me with enough time to explore the airport from one gate to the other without feeling terribly rushed."
Cons: "The ONLY thing negative that I can say is that the Chicago airport had no charging stations at my gate."
Pros: "Once the flights took off, everything was just great."
Cons: "The boarding process was awful. There are zones, but they are all boarded simultaneously. What's the point of paying to board early if you don't get the chance. Then, I had to check my bag because the boarding order was a mess. One flight attendant tried to force me to put my bag overhead when I told her I could fit it under the seat. She stressed me out unnecessarily."
Cons: "Delayed more..."
Cons: "No bags to go to overhead bin"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "The food not fit for human consumption"
Pros: "Quick boarding. Ontime departure."
Cons: "Very small servings of food."
Pros: "AlwYs on time"
Pros: "Flight delayed- missed connection. No easy way to get Home to Vermont. Flew to Boston and rented car!"
Pros: "The crew was very polite at every moment"
Cons: "I really liked everything"
Cons: "Had to pay for movies and snacks."
Pros: "Again- nothing"
Cons: "This flight was canceled for me! Why am I being asked how I would rate it?!"
Pros: "Had fun watching free movies on my device, although the connection didn't work for the first leg. The plane was new/upgraded, a ton of legroom on my second leg Airbus."
Pros: "For the basic economy seat there was plenty of room and the staff was excellent. Honestly the best domestic flight I've taken in a long time."
Cons: "Total disaster due to some snow, excessive delays"
Pros: "temperature was right not blanket needed"
Cons: "they ignore me never offer me a drink and I was thirsty"
Pros: "We'll coordinated."
Cons: "See above comments."
Pros: "Everything went pretty well minus the delayed flight from the start"
Cons: "Some older woman yelling at a teenager for "pushing her in the back of her seat" while in flight"
Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "This flight was delayed around 3 hours."
Cons: "Had to check a bag I've carried on several other times."
Cons: "My 3rd old was very hungry and I reached out to cabin staff for any kind of food for purchase, they turned me down saying I need to wait for another hour till the dinner time. Did not provide any help there."
Cons: "Lack of leg room, no TVs, no free wifi"
Cons: "Flight was delayed because one of the flight attendance was late showing up."
Pros: "Flight was on-time."
Cons: "Flight to Washington Dulles was boarding at the same time through the same door as flight to Washington National. Why would you schedule it this way? Plane cabin lighting was mostly burned out so very difficult to see while getting on the plane. Window appeared to be caulked on, exit door handle cover in row behind was falling off causing concern for passenger in exit row. Plane was generally shabby and run down. Flight attendant was reading all announcements which did not inspire confidence in her training. Small regional jet, so seats and leg room were terrible. Made us wait outside in the cold for our hand luggage that was too large for tiny overhead bins while we watched baggage handlers drop several carry-ons from the conveyor belt onto the ground. In addition they lost one of our two bags."
Cons: "The flight was over one hour late departing ORD. We had approximately 15 minutes to make our connection at IAD. While I understand that the delay happened because the copilot was late because of a fender bender, I believe the delay could have been much shorter. Since they had telephone contact with the crew member we could have been boarded before he was on the plane and departed sooner. Also no reasonable explanation was given for the delay other than a crew member was not there."
Cons: "Flight took off early while I was still aboard the inbound connector. I was supposed to be mollified with a boarding pass for 9 hours later and a hotel room. Gee thanks."
Pros: "Kudos to staff during difficult weather"
Cons: "Late notice for cancellation"
Pros: "Was never in Chicago."
Cons: "Was never in Chicago but my stuff was."
Cons: "I was informed today that one of my checked bags was picked up by another customer who eventually realized it was not her bag. She brought it back to the airport and refused to turn over the bag until the airport compensated her. (How this happened I have no idea because I stood right by the entrance of the baggage claim and never saw the bag come out). The customer refused to return the bag until the police became involved at which point she agreed to write a note confirmed she did not steal anything. The bag then needs to be sent to me in 2 days and I'll have to verify myself that indeed nothing was taken from the bag. I'm very concerned how this individual came to be in possession of my bag considering, again, I stood right at the entrance of the baggage claim conveyor belt from the time it started to when it ended. As a result, this experience really made me feel frustrated and violated."
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Bumpy air"
Pros: "The appointment as shape"
Cons: "Small aircraft and noisily to much"
Cons: "The wait for my carry on baggage..."
Cons: "Staff could be friendlier"
Pros: "Went exactly as described"
Pros: "The staff was a well oiled machine! Very funny & accommodating. They were all very friendly & helpful to all of the passengers. Everything was clean & orderly."
Cons: "No WiFi"
Cons: "The plane was very hot"
Pros: "Absolutely horrible"
Cons: "Frontier is a horrible airline."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Unaware of check luggage cut off"
Cons: "Nickled and dimed for everything - I would rather pay for those services up front. Lame!"
Pros: "Very cheap"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable no elbow room or leg room and the chairs are hard."
Pros: "Late...Late...Real late"
Pros: "That the staff was really friendly."
Pros: "Ticket agent was very helpful"
Cons: "Everything was fine, no complaints"
Cons: "Still waiting in St Louis"
Pros: "great fare"
Cons: "add on's"
Cons: "late with inaccurate status on website and broken kiosks"
Cons: "Airplane not clean. No entertainment at all."
Pros: "Once we got into the Gate, which was a problem coming and going into Denver --it was fine. We waited for a good 20-30 minutes to pull up to the gate. (on the way to Seattle, in Denver the wait was 40 minutes on the tarmac). Seems like Frontier must be struggling."
Cons: "There is no courtesy beverage on board."
Cons: "Departure delay was too long on board"
Cons: "The staff at the boarding gate were unprofessional. They gossiped about how they were hired on to Frontier. The girl talked about how she was fired from her last airline. I didn't hear the name of that airline."
Cons: "The people were incredibly rude"
Pros: "How fast I got to Orlando."
Cons: "No free juice."
Pros: "I don t like"
Cons: "They charge Cary on"
Pros: "Clean plane."
Cons: "Add on cost for seat and bag. Will avoid Frontier if possible."
Pros: "I like and it went good with no problems."
Cons: "The baggage Claim which I didn't know each baggage claim have each groups of what the name that you flying out which no one told me about that so its new to me ."
Pros: "Same as above comment"
Cons: "Everything, such a rip off"
Cons: "No refreshments, not even water."
Cons: "Plane was very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Plane was clean"
Pros: "the animal pictures on wing and tail"
Cons: "website unclear, necessities,(ie. seat,luggage) charged for AFTER fare paid unclean plane"
Cons: "Bag fee, carry on fee, pick seat fee, were bad.enough, but 11.00 for 2 sodas and snacks,, then asking for a tip was too much. Will pay more for any other airline."
Pros: "Airline had early boarding and early departure and arrival! Made going to my Daughters wedding a great sign of things to come! Thanks Frontier"
Pros: "I got what I paid for. Except baggage. I paid for that on top of the total. The staff was great, though -- no complaints about service."
Cons: "The chairs were uncomfortable and the seat-back tables are unusable."
Cons: "Lil slow"
Cons: "Had 1- carry on and they charged 45.00 at the gate to check no mention prior"
Cons: "to expensive to cary on a bag."
Cons: "Service is very poor"
Pros: "The staff was courteous"
Cons: "The unaccompanied minor fee"
Pros: "Like that fact of none stopped"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that everything needed a credit card"
Cons: "You charge extra for everything."
Airlines flying from Illinois to District of Columbia 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 Illinois to District of Columbia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Illinois to District of Columbia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Illinois to District of Columbia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Illinois to District of Columbia
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