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Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$218
only
$218
Dubuque
$416
only
$416
Cedar Rapids
$258
only
$258
Waterloo
$426
only
$426
Destination
San Francisco
$218
only
$218
Sat, Apr 21
DSM
SFO
6h 03m
Tue, Apr 24
SFO
DSM
16h 03m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Wed, Jun 6
CID
SFO
8h 45m
Tue, Jun 12
SFO
CID
7h 33m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Had to sit in the middle row and I wasn’t given the option to get an aisle sit during check in.

No flexibility for seats

FLL
BOS
Good 6.3

Food and nice crew

No tvs and bad WiFi

JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

Sat, Aug 11
CID
SFO
6h 45m
Tue, Aug 14
SFO
CID
7h 58m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

ORD
FLL
Okay 4.6

Flew First Class from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. The food was a banana and the seat in front of me was broken and when it went back, it was in my lap. No one seemed to care..

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 9.3

United was flexible when I had to change my reservation at the last minute. Good service on board.

EWR
SYR
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Taxied for 45 minutes, got on runway then determined we were low on fuel. Back to gate, refuel, two hour delay

Wed, May 30
DBQ
SFO
7h 34m
Sat, Jun 2
SFO
DBQ
9h 14m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

DFW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride.

Nothing. Excellent travel experience.

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

PHL
MSY
Good 6.3

Seats were nice, service came pretty quickly considering the size of the plane, boarding went reasonably quick

Started boarding and didn't announce another delay till we're on the aircraft, sitting in the gate for an hour and a half. My audio jack was broken and regardless, it will still trying to charge me for everything even though i was force to be squashed between two people who are also frustrated about sitting doing nothing.

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

Tue, Jun 26
DSM
SFO
3h 51m
Tue, Jul 10
SFO
DSM
3h 35m
Trip: 15 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

Tue, Jul 31
DSM
SFO
3h 53m
Tue, Aug 7
SFO
DSM
3h 35m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

On time Departure, Early Arrival. Excellent Flight Crew

Seats don't recline, tiny tray Table

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

DEN
DCA
Mediocre 3.3

Non stop

Late flight with no explanation. No WiFi Nickel and dime you to death

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

Wed, Apr 11
DSM
SFO
6h 03m
Fri, Apr 13
SFO
DSM
16h 03m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

MIA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

On time Departure, Early Arrival. Excellent Flight Crew

Seats don't recline, tiny tray Table

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Wed, May 2
DSM
SFO
5h 59m
Fri, May 4
SFO
DSM
16h 08m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
DCA
Mediocre 3.3

Non stop

Late flight with no explanation. No WiFi Nickel and dime you to death

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Mon, Feb 26
DSM
SFO
8h 21m
Wed, Feb 28
SFO
DSM
13h 40m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 6
DSM
SFO
16h 55m
Sat, Mar 10
SFO
DSM
8h 58m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

Sat, Aug 18
CID
SFO
5h 47m
Sat, Aug 25
SFO
CID
9h 05m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

Tue, May 1
CID
SFO
12h 31m
Wed, May 9
SFO
CID
9h 36m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

SAN
MCO
Okay 4.0

Price

The seats didn't recline, and we were charged for our carry on

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Wed, May 30
ALO
SFO
8h 35m
Sat, Jun 2
SFO
ALO
10h 54m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

Sun, Mar 25
CID
SFO
9h 00m
Wed, Mar 28
SFO
CID
6h 51m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

Tue, May 1
CID
SFO
12h 31m
Wed, May 9
SFO
CID
17h 02m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

Thu, Mar 22
CID
SFO
8h 44m
Tue, Mar 27
SFO
CID
9h 04m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Sat, May 5
DSM
SFO
5h 59m
Tue, May 8
SFO
DSM
16h 08m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

MIA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

On time Departure, Early Arrival. Excellent Flight Crew

Seats don't recline, tiny tray Table

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Sat, Mar 10
DBQ
SFO
8h 22m
Sun, Mar 18
SFO
DBQ
8h 57m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
MAD
Okay 4.0

Very old plane. No personal entertainment. Very basic service.

PHL
MSY
Good 6.3

Seats were nice, service came pretty quickly considering the size of the plane, boarding went reasonably quick

Started boarding and didn't announce another delay till we're on the aircraft, sitting in the gate for an hour and a half. My audio jack was broken and regardless, it will still trying to charge me for everything even though i was force to be squashed between two people who are also frustrated about sitting doing nothing.

ORD
MCO
Mediocre 2.6

Horribly made me cancel flight because of 1min after 30 min cut off for boarding pass. Sat at the front desk for 29 minute arguing until my plane left.

LAX
GRU
Excellent 9.3

Past was dry... It was the first time but changed my experience

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

Thu, Apr 12
CID
SFO
12h 30m
Wed, Apr 18
SFO
CID
16h 56m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

SAN
MCO
Okay 4.0

Price

The seats didn't recline, and we were charged for our carry on

Thu, Apr 26
CID
SFO
12h 30m
Wed, May 9
SFO
CID
9h 36m
Trip: 14 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

DEN
DCA
Mediocre 3.3

Non stop

Late flight with no explanation. No WiFi Nickel and dime you to death

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

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