Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Illinois to Hawaii
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "We landed almost 2 hours late and we missed a very important reservation. I am very disappointed."
Cons: "It was a little chilly."
Cons: "Better snacks. No cost for checked first luggage"
Cons: "Nothing. I've flown on worse."
Pros: "Alaska is a great airline."
Cons: "Free food would be awesome."
Cons: "Seat back screens. More space."
Pros: "Overall pleasant experience"
Pros: "Timing-Fasrer than scheduled"
Pros: "Great! Decent."
Cons: "Delayed. Flue season folks. If your sick just don’t travel!"
Pros: "Everything went smooth and was great besides the boarding."
Cons: "Boarding seemed to take quite quite awhile, not sure what the deal was but once we were boarded they kicked it into high gear"
Cons: "Dog allowed to sit next to me. It should be ina crate or at least on the lap of the owner"
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Time of flight is not delayed and arrival time is even ahead of the estimated time."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Just about everything"
Cons: "They did not provide sanck for 4 hr flight and they should keep a few spare head phone"
Cons: "Slowest boarding process of my 3 Alaska flights today"
Pros: "Nice movies Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Noisy air con Seat not reclining Headphone jack not working No storage space"
Pros: "We especially liked the in flight movies which you could rent on a tablet like device similar in size to an iPad. Also, we appreciate airlines that still board the plane by row starting in the rear. That is the most sensible way to board a plane. Also, I had plenty of legroom while seated."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."
Cons: "Delta has better movie selection and that’s not good ."
Pros: "Personal touch"
Pros: "How quick we got there and the free mai Thais!"
Cons: "The USB charger on my seat was broken"
Pros: "Excellent experience all around on all flights."
Pros: "Worth it"
Cons: "good vacation experience with Alaska Airlines"
Pros: "She was cute, really acted like she liked her job! Left early and arrived early."
Cons: "I wanted a candy bar instead of the mai tai"
Pros: "The boarding process was unhurried and they offered free checked bags to keep the overhead storage from overflowing."
Cons: "The noise level in the cabin was high. I'm glad that I have Bose noise-cancelling headphones."
Pros: "Flight attendants, mai tai."
Cons: "Late plane"
Pros: "Love the amount of space availabile for my legs!!"
Pros: "The flight attendants made quite a few passes through to make sure everyone had drinks."
Cons: "We were very delayed in taking off because the copilot wasn't there. Many people had connecting flights and the crew did nothing to help them get off the plane first or give any kind of reasrrances that they could make the flight."
Pros: "Best staff, rivals Hawaiian. Arrived 7 min early."
Cons: "Customers should be made aware that animals are on the flight before boarding to safe guard against allergies."
Pros: "Efficient and comfortable"
Pros: "The plane was new but with no bells let alone whistles."
Cons: "No monitors/screens at all on plane."
Cons: "My initial flight was at 0800; I got to the gate before 0800 and was told I couldn't board the flight even though it was still at the gate and was still before the flight time. I had to pay to rebook my flight, spent over $200 in rides to and from airport, had additional parking fees and was several hours late to work. I have many family members who work in flight service so I understand that employees don't like to re-do paperwork; however, being there before the flight time and being denied cost a lot of work time and money. I have always had great experiences with Alaska so this one was quite a disappointment compared to their usual great service. :("
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Very accommodating staff"
Pros: "It was fast and friendly. They took a lot of guesswork out and made us feel safe."
Cons: "The planes were a bit small for flying 6+ hours. I started getting restless at having to sit in the same position for that long."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "Space between the rows is narrow, I understand it has nothing to do with the flight itself."
Pros: "New equipment"
Cons: "Sparse food."
Cons: "Charging for food is lame."
Pros: "I am a tall woman and rarely ride in an airplane without my kneecaps brushing the seat in front of me in coach. Not sure what Alaska Airlines is doing differently, but I had knee-room to spare on my flight to Seattle!"
Cons: "Upon our arrival in Seattle, it seemed that the gate wasn't quite ready for us and we spent a restless few minutes "getting docked" for departure."
Pros: "My flight out of Chicago was delayed for about 3 hours and was no way I was going to catch my connecting flight in Seattle. I called Alaska airlines customer service and they were able to get me rescheduled on two new flights from Chicago to Fairbanks the very next day!! Excellent!!"
Cons: "A child crying the whole trip behind my seat. No effort by mother to stop child from crying"
Pros: "Getting off the Plane."
Cons: "There were not enough Breakfast meals, and I could not eat anything that WAS available... You should have At Least enough of the Daily meal, or whatever you call it, for all the passengers... especially at Breakfast.... everybody wants Breakfast. AND... maybe try not to sit single adults in the middle of 3 screaming toddlers. I hate kids. and that was REALLY ANNOYING. - and I was not allowed to move due to the Load Weight so... It pretty much all sucked. and then - & I know this is out of your hands - but this was all n top of bad turbulance... Worst Flight I hve ever been on, and I am a Travel agent, and practically grew up on Airplanes."
Pros: "Boeing plane was so comfortable and modern and new."
Pros: "I fly this route regularly and Alaska is my first choice - the service is good, and everyone gets a celebratory drink prior to landing in the Islands. I will often upgrade to 1st class, and that is so worth it. I arrive at my destination after 5 hours feeling relaxed and able to jump right into the new environment."
Cons: "In 1st class - no complaints whatsoever. In coach - the usual: seats small, cramped, packed in with hundreds of other human beings, just waiting for it to be over. What a difference between the two!"
Pros: "Onboarding was easy and smooth. The plane was clean and the seats were comfortable. WiFi easily connected, too. Much better than expected for a budget airline."
Pros: "Nothing. Delayed for 4 hours. No time change updates were ever provided at the airport. No communications provided as to why our flight was delayed. No other options given. No food or drink vouchers given & of course, no discounts provided for future travel. Not that would EVER fly Sun Country again"
Cons: "Communication and updates. At the very least, food and drink vouchers. 4 hours is a LONG time to be delayed. Extra points had the airline reimbursed their $40 ONE WAY bag fee regardless whether it’s a carry on or checked luggage."
Cons: "Less time on the tarmac. Spent at least 40 min, 20 each side just sitting."
Cons: "It was delayed 3 hours due to rain that lasted about 30 minutes"
Pros: "Price was right and the flight was comfortable."
Cons: "No inflight entertainment and a real lack of food for a 5 hour flight."
Pros: "The crew were awesome! Was comfortable"
Cons: "The USB ports were not charging"
Cons: "Hand carry shouldn't be charged as other flights."
Pros: "Not crowded, and enough space"
Cons: "My luggage was lost"
Pros: "The crew was ill mannered and rude"
Cons: "Just do use Sun Country"
Pros: "The crew were average seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Being on time... I missed my connection to Eugene. They boarded late because the plane came in late but then fiddling around with paper work for 20 minutes. We were then one hour late and they unloaded on the ground and bussed us to the terminal making us even more late. Also $40 added at check in"
Pros: "I got to change my seat"
Cons: "The flight attendants were rude. Our flight was delayed and we were not updated nor given a reason as to why."
Cons: "Flight took off an hour late, no video monitors on seats for 6 hour flight, all 3 of our bags did not arrive. Sun country unresponsive to trying to locate our bags. I will never fly with them again."
Pros: "Liked the fare"
Cons: "Crew not very welcoming—when boarding, no greeting, no eye contact; after being seated, crew member tersely asked to see my ticket...no please, no explanation, no thank you. In cabin crew did not make us feel safe , secure, cared for. This is the first negative comment I’ve ever posted."
Pros: "was really helpful"
Cons: "need some pastel"
Cons: "Sun Country is a budget airline similar to Ryan Air. The 737 we flew on was very old and scruffy. Cabin crew seemed uninterested in the passengers."
Pros: "Flight attendants worked the plane efficiently and were very attentive."
Cons: "They lost my bag!"
Cons: "Kid next to me threw up"
Pros: "Crew and check-in staff were very polite."
Cons: "A lot of people believe that SC is now an investors-first company, not a consumer-first company. Newer policies made by upper management have turned off a lot of people. Too many up-charges for baggage and seating. If I buy 2 tickets I expect that I can sit together without having to pay more. Plane was late, baggage carousel was delayed."
Pros: "Smooth flight and on time."
Cons: "My luggage was lost."
Pros: "Excellent price for non-stop flight"
Cons: "No entertainment, no free snack"
Pros: "Stewardess Alisa was very attentive. She realized my disability and did all she could do to accommodate me."
Cons: "Seats too small."
Cons: "Both flights to and from Alaska were delayed. The carry on baggage fees the seat selection fees were a terrible upcharge. I will not fly Suncountry again."
Cons: "Very rude ticket counter. They wouldn’t allow me to to board even though I showed up an hour, twenty minutes before take-off at their online POSTED terminal BUT they’ve moved (unfortunately no update on their web site). By the time I managed to get from terminal #2 to #5 (around LAX on a busy morning), a half hour later, the counter help wouldn’t even consider issuing me a boarding pass!"
Cons: "My suitcase was left behind I had to pick it up at a later time. My military issued gear was in there and I needed to make sure it would arrive later that day due to me needing my gear the following day. It was flown out with another airline."
Pros: "Flight was on time-actually left a bit early."
Cons: "No free on board movies. Turning all the lights on at descent when I was sleeping."
Pros: "On timeflight. Even arrived early"
Cons: "It was too warm on the plane"
Pros: "The flight was not too crowded."
Cons: "I do not like that my ticket did not include being able to choose a seat, the this required extra. The different fees are too complicated to keep up with."
Pros: "Nothing. Was horrible. Rude people work at the counter. She think to high heaven."
Cons: "Hated everything about it. Sun country air is the worst airline I've ever flown on. AVOID!!! Could not handle simple requests. Over charged and was a terrible over all experience and ruined my whole vacation to be honest"
Cons: "I was traveling with a lap infant and the flight was more than half empty. The middle seat was empty next to me but the gate agents still would not allow me to bring my FAA approved carseat on board because I had not purchased a seat. Carseats make life so much easier for parents traveling with infants. Additionally it is safer for the infant. Finally, its better for fellow passengers because infants in their carseat can be better pacified while flying. Many other airlines allow carseats carried on when their flights aren't full (for free) and this is why I won't be flying Sun Country again."
Cons: "all ok"
Pros: "Need to improve on services skills"
Cons: "I love flying with Sun Country"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Getting to sleep at 3am."
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "They lost both our bags No leg room or space in coach Poor food options"
Pros: "Same comment as above."
Cons: "Same comment as above"
Cons: "On time"
Cons: "The flight was crowded and the seats are cramped. I am a normal size.person and my seat seemed to have less legroom on both going out and coming back. Awful!"
Pros: "More friendly cabin crew a must for sustaining the airlines business.!!!"
Cons: "The toilets needs to be cleaned at more freqfrequency."
Pros: "Just a great trip with Suncountry"
Cons: "Everyone everything!!!!!!10!!!!"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Delays before we boarded, plus delays after we boarded. Communication about what caused the delay seemed like an afterthought."
Cons: "Cabin temperature was too warm for the entire flight, I asked the flight attendant to adjust the temperature lower. The temperature remained the same, seatmates were also complaining. We cannot remove clothing when hot but can add clothing or blankets when cold."
Pros: "Had a ton of legroom in a regular coach seat. They served local craft beer in the flight. Was also a dirt cheap flight."
Cons: "I seem to remember a rocky landing and takeoff. Could be worriesome for people with flight anxiety."
Pros: "Able to get a flight on less than 12 hours notice. Emergency was Delta's meltdown. The crew was quick and efficient from check-in to boarding to baggage claim."
Cons: "The only reason I don't fly Sun Country more often is a more restricted flight schedule. That said, I'm going to get flexible and check Sun Country first."
Pros: "The crew were excellent"
Cons: "The flight was two hours late"
Pros: "On time and direct flight"
Pros: "I happened to sit next to a wonderful couple - we talked the entire flight. It was over before I knew it."
Pros: "The plane was bigger which allowed everyone to have more room to get comfy and sleep since it was a red eye flight."
Cons: "Nothing really, it was a god flight, there was just nothing spectacular that stood out good or bad."
Pros: "Liked that it was non stop and crew was very nice &friendly"
Cons: "Was cramped"
Pros: "The airplale MD 80 are old"
Pros: "mango juice and soft blankets"
Cons: "too much time between meals"
Pros: "Clean environment of the terminals and the speed of the shuttle."
Cons: "no comment."
Pros: "It took off on time and life was good."
Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "Same as previous response."
Pros: "The entertainment was amazing"
Cons: "We were delayed multiple times and landed extremely late"
Pros: "Very affordable! Traveling can be difficult, especially from Chicago O'hare - one of the busiest airports in the country - but everything was made easy for me and was a breeze!"
Cons: "No complaints here!"
Pros: "Almost always on time, captain keeps us updated, friendly airline staff"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Everyone was polite, helpful, and courteous."
Pros: "There were too many gate changes ."
Pros: "I like that they have complimentary snacks"
Cons: "Delay boarding and then dropped us off at a remote runway and had to wait 45 minutes for a bus to main terminal!"
Cons: "4 hora de retraso ni una cortesía empleados bien carnepuercos"
Pros: "Price space, time"
Cons: "Waiting.. but better to be early than late"
Cons: "Checkin was a nightmare! Not clearly marked and very confusing at LAX."
Pros: "Everything was pretty decent.. Best part was the price.. Boarding was good staff was good"
Cons: "Wasn't enough room.. kind of tight.. Couple more inches all around would have been perfect though"
Pros: "Ease of travel"
Cons: "No dislikes"
Pros: "No complaints"
Cons: "The flights were delayed multiple times. No communication at your gates. Oh and I think my favorite was changing terminals and gates 5 TIMES within 1 hour at DFW! RIDICULOUS AND UNACCEPTABLE. NEVER AGAIN!"
Pros: "All personnel where polite,helpful, and respectful. Greg to have wifi and power chargers."
Cons: "There was no real entertainment on the screens. No movies."
Pros: "Everybody was nice my ride was comfortable and they treat me with respect"
Cons: "I like everything"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "1 hour late. And when the pilot made announcements during the movie it would not pause. We missed parts of the movie. It was annoying."
Pros: "very good no problems.."
Cons: "all good thanks much"
Pros: "The ride was smooth the airplane was the food was OK the stewardess were kind"
Cons: "The ride was smooth the airplane was the food was OK the stewardess were kind"
Cons: "Constant delays and cancellenations"
Pros: "Smooth, simple and easy process. Over good experience."
Cons: "I got nothing here."
Cons: "Same as above but I missed a whole day with my relatives at the lake :("
Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "Everything else"
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: "Love bed it! Would recommend to family/friends"
Pros: "Smooth trip"
Cons: "Delay delay delay on the flights"
Pros: "I loved the entertainment options"
Cons: "I did not like"
Pros: "It was a good nice ride. The employee was nice."
Cons: "No AC or USB charging ports, no individual entertainment screens."
Cons: "We wait to long for the connection"
Pros: "Rough landing"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly and helpful"
Pros: "Price no delays"
Cons: "Out of certain food items that should have been available"
Pros: "The chairs where comfortable and there was a free movie"
Cons: "The sound for the movie didn't work, the atenders dI'd not do any thing tI make uo for it. There was no complimentary snack. Loading on was a mess, not organized well."
Pros: "We had a small technical glitch and the pilot kept us updated. Nothing is more difficult than not knowing what is going on."
Cons: "Horrible delays and many gate changes"
Cons: "There's no room for non skinny people. It was awful"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Waiting an hour to take off"
Cons: "Keep improving for sustainability in market. Best"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Finally sitting in my seat"
Cons: "3 hrs late sucks"
Pros: "They know their business"
Cons: "No free Internet. Costs too outrageous."
Pros: "I enjoyed an on time departure and early arrival."
Pros: "The stewards were awesome. Funny kind and attentive"
Pros: "The service since I am handicap"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Tv was subpar"
Pros: "The directTV was great."
Pros: "Loved the Great Falls airport!! Who goes to an airport that has leather couches that you can lay down on and take a quick nap!! Beautiful airport!!"
Cons: "You are required to pay to watch the tv. It's free with Delta."
Pros: "Excellent all the way!"
Cons: "It took about 30 minutes to get luggage in Atlanta"
Pros: "easy transfer"
Cons: "had to transfer"
Cons: "Left about 15 minutes late."
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above"
Cons: "At least one check-in baggage should be free for the price."
Pros: "Overall service."
Cons: "Impolite Lady Gate Agent."
Cons: "Too cramped, fligjt delay of over an hour"
Cons: "lost our bag, crying babies, uncomfortable plane"
Pros: "Everything was on time"
Pros: "Overall fine"
Cons: "Why should I have to pay to watch tv? I know you don't have to pay on Southwest, Virgin America or Jet Blue. Not sure that a very (and I mean VERY SMALL) snack can be considered food"
Pros: "On time, gates were close together"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "Getting from point a to point b."
Cons: "Lack of good free snacks. Not getting free bag checked."
Cons: "Deverted to Newark to get to portland"
Cons: "Never made it so I can't rate it"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Pros: "Large plane very comfortable"
Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "Second delay in a row"
Cons: "Delays both ways"
Pros: "Smoothly and on time"
Cons: "Fine until the unexpected stop but has to be done"
Pros: "Very respectful and loved all the smiling facez"
Pros: "Excellent choices, comparisons, easy to use, updates"
Pros: "Bigger planes"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Prices to watch Tv"
Pros: "All went as planned"
Pros: "American Airlines saved the day!"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "I liked getting to my destination safe and back safe."
Cons: "I didn't like the pulling off or the landing or the rocking while flying."
Airlines flying from Illinois to Hawaii 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 Hawaii
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Illinois to Hawaii
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Illinois to Hawaii
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Illinois to Hawaii
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Illinois to Hawaii