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Average price round-trip

$232

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$96

Good deal one-way

$58
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Top 5 airlines serving The Big Island to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,744 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

"Flight attendant in first class could be more friendly .. she looked annoyed throughout the flight and didn’t seem like she wanted to be. Need work in the customer service department. Same for my outbound flight. Otherwise the flight was on time and got to where I needed to go."

"The food definitely could be better the flight attendant nicer, then Lisbon to Paris the had the nerves to charge for snacks. Lisbon customers service at the airport for the most part terrible, upiddy, rude,. I waited at lease 2 or more in custom lane trying to get throught security, miss my flight to Paris it was hot, to cheap to give customers AC while you wait in long lines. The worst experience avoid Lison Portugal, they charge for a rapid covid test 275.00 when I had a CDC shot record I've had both my shots rip off. And lost my luggage."

Pros: "Fast, efficient, comfortable."

Pros: "Ease of travel"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Easy to board, fast arrival"
Cons: "Better snacks"

Cons: "First class in an airplane this size is a bit limited (especially legroom) when in the first row."

Cons: "Less people on the plane, the social distance is NOT followed inside the plane."

Pros: "Love Alaska Airlines!"

Pros: "crew was great and the landing was like a paper airplane!!!"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Organización y rapidez"
Cons: "Un cafe"

Pros: "Ground staff and crew were great"
Cons: "Not much"

Pros: "yes"

Pros: "Nothing because there was no social distancing. I did not think that airlines were allowed to completely fill flights and I had no choice once I was boarded."
Cons: "Please observe social distancing and DO NOT book completely full flights where seats can’t be left open. Irresponsible and stupid."

Pros: "The staff at both airports were amazing. (SNA/SFO) From ease of arrival at check in by Alaska Airlines staff to the airport security at SFO providing assistance to help me guide my ride to pick me up the best description of where I was to ease pick up. That’s not to mention the Alaska staff that allowed me to move my flight up to accommodate my schedule or the excellent staff at the gate and on the plane. Very nice experience!"

Pros: "Plenty of space since flight was empty."
Cons: "I have flown Alaska many many times and this was by far the worst service I ever received. The flight attendants were so very inattentive. I actually had to take my garbage, plastic cups and recyclables to the back where the flight attendant was sitting down, reading a magazine as she was eating her yogurt. I asked her if I could dispose of the items and she reluctantly answered without taking her eyes of the celebrity gossip magazine ... really??? Omg!! I couldn’t believe it!!"

Pros: "It was not a full flight"
Cons: "The flight crew ... they were not attentive at all."

Pros: "The communication was impeccable. The flight was smooth and efficient. Everything about this experience, from booking it, to getting home was great."
Cons: "Nothing about thus experience was bad. It was great from beginning to end."

Cons: "Pilots were 50 mins late"

Pros: "Great crew, a lot of space in the aircraft"
Cons: "More entertainment"

Pros: "Relaxed, comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind."

Pros: "I loved how accommodating the crew was for having a late departure."
Cons: "Maybe update the passengers as you find out the plane will be later than expected"

Cons: "Premium charges to change seat First checked is $30"

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The crew did it’s best but there was 2 hours delay due to issues at San Francisco airport."

Pros: "Not sure how we mistakenly booked premium economy but the extra legroom was nice."
Cons: "Didn’t try the food. Entertainment required a pre downloaded app which we didn’t have."

Pros: "Crew did a great job with full, delayed flight. Alaska kept delay under control."

Pros: "After the purchase, Alaska is using Virgin planes, which are very nice - comfy, well appointed, and with the fun lighting."
Cons: "This is the second time in 3 flights with Alaska that they’ve bumped my seat at boarding time from a nice aisle near the front to a window near the restrooms. I’d gladly have volunteered if asked, but they didn’t ask. This most recent flight, the beverage service was extremely slow - it took nearly an hour for them to get down to my relocated seat. By then, it was nearly time to land, so I barely had time to finish. I’ve noticed the cups are smaller now as well. I usually fly rather than drive for the holidays, I think I’m done with flying."

Pros: "The plane was on-time. Boarding was easy. Flight attendants were very helpful. They helped passengers get to their seats, find places for their luggage. Entertainment options were good. Bags arrived within a reasonable amount of time"
Cons: "I wish they would provide more food options or at least stock a few more of the ones they have. The fruit and cheese tray sells out early making it a long flight without real food. I don’t consider chips and cookies lunch food."

Pros: "Very faster arrived."
Cons: "No meals."

Pros: "Excellent take off and landing."
Cons: "They had ressigned seats and put me in the middle of a full row, in front of the emergency exit, so the seat would not recline. The head rest was made for a tall man, and its position made me lean forward until my neck hurt. The movie selections were good, but the earphone jack didn't work well enough to hear the dialog. They let me move to another seat and the earphones didn't work there either. After trying two different earphones they concluded the jack was bad. Also the seats were smaller and there was less leg room than the Alaska flight going out."

Pros: "Crews and service are nice"
Cons: "Flight was an hour late."

Cons: "Flight was delayed more than 5 hours. My all schedule had to be changed. I had to wait at Newark airport for 6 hours with my two little children. I want denied board compensation. Alaska has to fix it. I am very upset about this flight."

Pros: "Liked the seats. Liked the service. The food on my previous flight HX60 was better."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Other than that, nothing to complain about. Like I said, ordinary flight."

Cons: "I was forced to check my bag Right before boarding the plane. And then when I landed my back was lost. Let me also add that I do you like Alaska air and I am a member however I may think twice before booking again with them."

Pros: "The food order concept"
Cons: "No food, not even snacks, despite the long fligjt"

Pros: "It was excellent. They even waived the baggage fee!"
Cons: "Nil"

Cons: "We have been sitting in the plane after landing one hour ,because no gate available"

Pros: "My chair was broken the entire plane and there was no where to move me to. I was uncomfortable the entire flight"
Cons: "Update your planes"

Pros: "Everything was great! This was my first time flying Alaska Air and I could not have had a better trip! Everything ran according to schedule, I was comfortable during the flight, slept the entire time, staff was great!"
Cons: "The woman making announcements did not specifically announce the duration of the flight as we were departing. I was able to figure it out on the map option on the screen, but I would've liked to hear it verbally. Only suggestion I would have is an announcement on the plane for which baggage claim belt our luggage would come out of. I may not have heard it though, if there was an announcement. It was not difficult at all to figure out once I was in the baggage claim area, however if this was known while we were still on the flight, I prefer to know this info!"

Pros: "Nice movies Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Noisy air con Seat not reclining Headphone jack not working No storage space"

Pros: "The crew was really nice and professional"
Cons: "We had to make an emergency medical landing which is fine it had to be done. But then we had to wait a while for catering to come and bring us food. Most of us had already gotten off the plane to use the restrooms and get food. Then because the caterers took to long they cancelled the food order and told us they were having fingers out food vouchers. It was annoying g cause we had already gone and gotten food and spent our own money. Now everyone booked it off the plan to get food and we now waited another hour for people to come back. So altogether the plane was delayed 4 hours they could have just given us the food on the plane for free."

Cons: "There was no way to change journey date, excepting by additionally paying almost twice the fare amount as change fee plus difference in fares between travel dates. So was forced to miss the flight and forfeit fare amount."

Cons: "The plane had to make an emergency landing in Honolulu because 2 of the 4 navigation systems were not operating correctly. We had 2 wait in Honolulu approx. 6hrs to catch a flight to Seattle. They gave me a $12 voucher for food but my dinner (only dinning in the terminal) cost me $20. Was forced to take an additional day of leave & had to make arrangements for my pets. Was only given (3) $600 vouchers for my 3 tickets."

Pros: "It was quick and easy."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Wasn’t given the opportunity to choose my seat and was put in last row."

Cons: "1st, promised to email a $100 travel voucher for an inconvenience in the reservation, but never did! 2nd, signage misguided us to take train to wrong terminal in airport, causing us to miss flight! 3rd, successfully changed first leg of our flight, but gave us a connection that was impossible to make! (20 minutes, but they "forgot" we had to go through customs!) 4th, double-charged us for our bags for second leg of flight! 5th, said they could do nothing about the impossible second leg of flight, claiming that their partner airline (Virgin) should resolve it, and Virgin then said the same thing and sent us back to Alaska! 6th, I discovered that Alaska reps wrote lies in the notes in the computer to try and cover their back! 7th, meanwhile, between the two companies, they wasted so much time that the next flight passed and we had to wait until next day for a flight! 8th, were not willing to cover a hotel, leaving us to sleep in airport! We are currently in airport still waiting for flight, so this sad testimony to Alaska Air may still get even worse! We'll see."

Pros: "Team very nice and polite."
Cons: "All the airplanes should have screens"

Pros: "My girlfriend and I had another 6 hours to bond on our drive home from Medford to San Francisco. And I got home way earlier than I would have if we flew."
Cons: "Because our flight from Medford to Portland was cancelled without notice, I never boarded a plane on Sunday. I rented a car and drove back instead. The cost is almost a wash with what Alaska is reimbursing me, but we'll see what I get refunded since their customer care department is closed on Sundays."

Cons: "Economy is always cramped, not just an Alaska comment. My computer almost got destroyed because the guy in front leaned his seat back"

Cons: "My emotional therapy dog of 7 pounds got part of her paw ripped off on an airport escalator. Though she was bleeding profusely all over me, I was not allowed to use the first aid kit to bandage her. I had to bring her to an emergency vet upon landing in Minneapolis"

Pros: "Was easy on and off and seating was as expected"
Cons: "Thought the whole experience was fine"

Pros: "Crew was excellent. Service and friendliness were outstanding. First class seats in are like cocoons with privacy and full recline seats. Individual IPads for personal entertainment; movies, TV and music."
Cons: "Food was Hawaiian/Asian? Noodles, grilled Tofu, and marinated vegetables not to my personal liking."

Pros: "Crew was amazing, great service"

Cons: "The food was ok"

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: "Crew was good, legroom barely adequate but we flew economy...."
Cons: "Late departure because of a seat on the plane was broken.... late arrival because they was already a plane parked at our gate. Otherwise not bad for holiday travel"

Pros: "Was a short flight. Crew was great."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. Part way through boarding they opened up a second line to scan tickets. So everyone that was in line behind us ran up up to the front of the new line. Extremely frustrating for all of us that now had to wait longer."

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."

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, good seat assignment"

Pros: "First class! Never done it before but was pretty amazing. The extra comfort are great too"

Cons: "Seat assignment available only at the gate despite online check in 24 hours before flight"

Pros: "It was a Boeing 717. Short hop. Loaded quickly. Took off on time. Bags made it to our connecting flight. :)"
Cons: "Nothing really. Just a short hop connection flight."

Pros: "The boarding process and crew were great. The free food was a great surprise, I had brought food onboard. It was the first time flying Hawaiia so I was not current on amenities."
Cons: "It would be nice to know before boarding the flight that ALL the movies on the app had to be paid for if you wanted to watch. The movie choices were very limited."

Pros: "The use of an ipad along with the special built in stand for entertainment was innovative and effective. I found the food to be delicious."
Cons: "Though the seats were nice, they were not as nice as some of the other first or business class international flights I have taken."

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."

Cons: "Racially profiled by security guard..Never coming here again."

Pros: "I liked the plane design in the interior. The extra room ecumenic seats were great. The flight was smooth."
Cons: "The free beverage drinks were good. Sandwich was ok but not as good as meals we get from foreign airlines. You really should have at least from free TV shows or documents besides offering to show movies for a free. Fortunately I'm more of a book reader but I know many would appreciate some improvement in this area."

Pros: "Great intro and conclusion to a tropical vacation"
Cons: "Temp too cold. Need free blanket"

Pros: "Fast boarding and fast disembarking."
Cons: "No issues"

Pros: "The staff on this flight for the most part was friendly and smiled. How could you not be happy. Breakfast option was fresh and good."
Cons: "One of the crew members seemed grumpy and rude. If you are going to work in a customer service industry don't come to work with a chip on your shoulder."

Pros: "Guava juice"
Cons: "There was no entertainment or food. We did get some guava juice, but the flight was so short it did not matter, I feel I am not applicable for those ratings."

Pros: "Hawaiian reminds me what it was like flying in the good old days. Complimentary cocktails keeps it classy"
Cons: "Entertainment was rentable ipads so basically nonexistent. Hardly a deal breaker since we all have our own these days."

Pros: "A kind Hawaiian, noting my obvious age and lack of mobility, obtained a wheelchair and porter for me, who took me to the head of a very long TSA line, and took me to my gate. Later he returned and pushed me up the boarding ramp, and onto the plane. So much appreciated!"
Cons: "No drinks served."

Pros: "The flight was fine, the crew friendly, and all the usual. The little prop plane was nimble and with the short hop over scenic islands, it felt almost like a paid tour."
Cons: "The $200 change fee for a different flight was pretty harsh. It's not really the airline's fault, but the TSA screening really makes it feel like we aren't free."

Pros: "Complimentary sandwich was good. Crew was courteous."
Cons: "Despite being a 5 hr long flight, there were no individual entertainment screens for seats. Plane was old."

Cons: "no vegetarian food options so all the other passengers ate except for me and my travel partner"

Pros: "Efficient boarding, quick beverage service"
Cons: "It is not nice to sell a window seat that actually doesn't have a window (row 27)"

Pros: "This was an older aircraft so there’s just 1 screen, no outlets, no WiFi. The good part is that because you don’t have media, you can sleep. It’s super cold, but you can purchase a blanket for $10, which includes a pillow. The meal was free, a warm sandwich and chips."
Cons: "I didn’t like my seat which didn’t have a window nor was it an aisle seat : 16J"

Cons: "No entertainment, I requested a soda to take meds with shortly after takeoff. Crew member said she’d brong it to me in a minute. About 1/2 hour later she passed my seat and I asked again and she said “as soon as I finish this”. She never came. After an hour, the regular drink art came."

Pros: "I had a good flight"
Cons: "It was really cold"

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."

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."

Cons: "We bought the tickets (2) together but when was the time to check in and select our seats there were no seats next to each other. This is the first time I see this!!! We had to pay extra $160 to upgrade and get two seats next to each other."

Cons: "We had a 3 hours delay and no one could explain what was going on"

Pros: "I had wheelchair service & the staff was very good."
Cons: "One of our two checked bags did not arrive. After many problems we were finally told it would be delivered to our home between 10 & 11 p.m. It did not happen & I kept phoning the 2 numbers we had, no one ever answered. There were 10 of us celebrating our 50th Anniversary. AT 2.30 am I finally went to bed pretty upset It was left at my door at 5.30 a.m the next day. Poor communications after a wonderful celebration in Hawaii."

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: "Crew were very pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "Checking in at the Kona airport is chaotic. People with baggage moving through other people in lines for check - in. Gate agents were most unpleasant, for example, - started yelling at one woman that she couldn't go through the front of the line, even though she was simply trying to follow her blind mother! Could have handled that a whole lot better."

Pros: "Other than the IDIOT who was handeling board who had me standing over 50 minutes, I have had 7 knee surguries. No one could stop her all she wanted seating people by sections according to her"
Cons: "By the time I boarded I could hardly walk"

Pros: "We got the seats we wanted, and didn't pay extra for it"
Cons: "The fact that we can't get 2 seats next to each other even"

Cons: "My sister and I were not assigned seats on our boarding passes. There was another gentleman there with us who also didn't have an assigned seat on his boarding pass. We were all waiting at the gate for half an hour but there were no Hawaiian Airline employees to help us. They started boarding people on the flight and we were just standing there at the gate with nobody to help us. Finally I ran over to the adjacent gate that was also run by Hawaiian and asked if they could help. Initially they told me to go back to the gate but I expressed my concern that our flight was already boarding and I needed a seat so they finally helped. The gentleman tried doing the same thing but came back saying "They yelled at me and told me to come back to this gate". This is so rude, unprofessional and disorganized. It certainly left me with a bad impression of Hawaiian Airlines, which is too bad because I will be traveling to Hawaii quite a bit this year."

Pros: "Once on the plane the seats were comfortable and the meal was good. Nice to get a meal for no extra charge."
Cons: "Flight out Airline gave me a standard seat although paid for extra room. I have a bad back so needed the room to sit forward in my seat. The row in front of me was extra room and the family sitting there said had booked their reservation the day before the flight. Same thing happened on return flight but I was smart enough to call ahead and fix. but got bounced around on the phone to 3 people including tech support to confirm seats. Bery frustrating. Boarded us 30 minutes late, no one knew what row was called as could not hear the announcements. People were being sent to the back of the line. Complete chaos. Then the unprofessional gate crew told about 200 of us that the captain wanted to leave and the door would close in one minute so hurry up. Not a fan of the airline."

Pros: "Staff was amazing and the flight reminded me of "the old days" lol. ezceptional.in flight service and comfort"

Pros: "A passenger in the row next to mine needed medical care, and the crew administered to her needs without disrupting the comfort of the rest of us."

Pros: "Check-in counter was really helpful."
Cons: "They charge you everything they can. Want to check in your bag? $25 for the 1st bag. You got married and want to change your name on the ticket? $35. Want another juice on your flight, they'll think about it and not come back."

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"

Cons: "Paid 1500 for a flight from California to Kona, and Hawaiian airlines wouldn't give me a seat assignment until I arrived at gate. Very stressful and spent hours getting run around in the phone for months beforehand. Bought ticket 6 months early. Will not fly with this airline again"

Pros: "Service was great and food was good,"
Cons: "Really cramped and were surrounded by 5 screaming babies the entire flight. Would be nice if the babies could be kept to a certain part of the plane."

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"

"I had to cancel my trip because of COVID delta. My brother who I visiting got scared and didn’t want me to visit. I paid for insurance that you provided through your site. Allianz hidden in terms that canceling because of COVID fear isn’t covered. I was never offered insurance through delta on your site witch I would have bought. Delta isn’t even giving me a credit for a flight and keep my money. What a scam and I’m very disappointed in the services I received."

"Really accommodating staff, and on flight amenities. I would fly with Delta again."

Pros: "Very friendly thank you!"
Cons: "The wifi login experience could be improved. I purchased wifi as a guest when I had an account and had to spend extra time chatting with an agent to get it resolved. They were very helpful but having the option to login to my account at the start would be ideal!"

Pros: "I would like to have ore of a grace period to check baggage."

Pros: "Crew was polite and very helpful."
Cons: "It would have been great to reiterate to passengers to remain seated when deplaning, until the passenger in the row ahead were approximately 6 Ft away."

Pros: "Delayed"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly and took good care of the passengers"

Cons: "No wifi"

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: "Smelled like poop the entire flight. Actual poop in the lavatory."

Cons: "We weren't alerted there was a chance of delays. Over two hours late."

Cons: "Better food offerings"

Pros: "Excellent crew and clean aircraft"

Pros: "The crew was communicative and courteous."
Cons: "There was a flight delay in LAX due to a maintenance issue. The captain and crew informed us before we boarded the plane which was excellent. However, they could not figure out what was wrong with the planed and delayed the boarding for another 3 hours, putting our 1900 departure time to 2100."

Pros: "The crew WAS amazing!"
Cons: "Not a thing! It was perfect"

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "In one hour flight we could have some drinks and food. Snacks... can’t believe they don’t have any food/alcohol"

Cons: "More comfortable than I expected for a 6 hour flight. 757 was quite spacious."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I came from a long trip from France, the seat I was assigned was not reclinable, close to the restroom. I was totally exhausted from the previous flight, not able to sleep at all and when I tried to stretch my legs by sitting sidewards on the aisle a crew member keep bothering me to keep my legs out"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Service by crew. I was flying economy but it was par to business class."

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Delta always delivers!"

Pros: "Very comfortable, no complaints."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Took off late. Other than that very comfortable and great experience"

Pros: "great crew"

Pros: "I really enjoyed the service on Delta. The entire process was better than what i've come to expect on airlines. My flight attendant was Kate, and she was awesome - super friendly, professional, thoughtful."

Pros: "Overall service was great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 5 hours."

Pros: "If offering free WiFi to Amex platinum card holders it needs to work f"
Cons: "Fix it"

Pros: "Better than average entertainment system for domestic flights."
Cons: "Boarding done against logic: my seat was in the last 5 rows of the cabin and I was scheduled to board in the final group. When I got to my seat the first 30 rows were nearly fully, but the back of the plane was half empty. The whole time the gate agent was urging passengers to move faster through the aisle, but Delta should really rethink its boarding strategy. It shouldn't take 40 minutes to board a 757."

Pros: "Transfer f from first flight leg"
Cons: "Food and the 757 lay out"

Pros: "Snacks that include a dairy free option like the kind granola bar"
Cons: "We were delayed like crazy."

Pros: "The flight was very good, no complaints, good service and we flew on schedule"
Cons: "We were split into two boarding groups, one for priority and one for everyone else. This was good but the priority line was just a bit too far away for the announcements to be heard. This added a little bit of confusion. This was at gate B36 at JFK Airport's Terminal 4."

Pros: "crew kept a great attitude throughout"
Cons: "Having to find my boarding pass to deplane"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Take a long time to taxi to the gate & getting off the plane."

Pros: "Clean plane, great breakfast options included with the flight. Crew was polished, helpful and genuinely nice! Gate agents at NYC were knowledgeable, organized, and quick. Boarding was a breeze. Impressive selection of movies for onboard entertainment choices."
Cons: "I thought the $11.00 fee for 30 continuous minutes of full Wi-Fi access was a bit pricey, esp when it kept getting disconnected and ended being about a collective 7-8 mins of access."

Pros: "Fast boarding and complimentary snacks."
Cons: "I was seated next to a very large woman who came over the arm rest onto my seat."

Pros: "Was tired and the FA helped me find a row that I could stretch out on and relax. After a long trip from Moscow, the FA's volunteering to help and accommodate a beleaguered traveler was most appreciated!"

Pros: "What an easy flight. Run very well!"
Cons: "The crew seemed a bit tired, but it’s the season"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable ... enough. Boarding process, once underway allowed me to get overhead bin and stash my other luggage in the seat below me. Flight wasn't overly booked (85-95%) so there appeared to be room for others to stretch out. Now about that crying kid..."
Cons: "Ugh. Weather delays. The flight was scheduled to board about 7P but it arrived late and they had to not only unload the self-loading cargo, but clean up afterwards. Would be nice to get a better estimate as to how long it would take to board so that I could hang out in the lounge. In addition, departure from JFK was delayed as well, either we missed the IFR window or got stuck behind some traffic and I fell asleep on the plane only to wake up what seemed an hour later just getting ready to hit V1. No upgrade."

Pros: "Being on time."

Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Turbulence was intense and scary. We didn’t get our drink service because it was unsafe for the flight attendant to walk the isle. The leg room seemed a lot smaller than expected."

Cons: "Force me to take a bad seat"

Pros: "I didn't get a chance to get the gentleman's name at the gate, but he was able to get me on the earlier flight (since I had NO luggage and only 1 carry on that fit under my seat) and didn't charge me the stupid fee for filling a seat that was empty when I was giving up a seat on a later flight that would accommodate those who missed this earlier flight. Nice to see kindness in an industry that seizes fees on every opportunity."

Pros: "All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines."
Cons: "Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!"

Pros: "The temp"
Cons: "It was too hot."

Pros: "It got me to SFO earlyish"
Cons: "Was told to go away and wait for name to appear on screen for seat assignment. Was seated apart from travel companion. Got to sit next to folks with questionable hygiene, seat broken. Seatbelt broken. Stuck in back of plane window seat and was supposed to be “happy”. I was brilliantly ignored by crew. Seat back entertainment broken snd flight crew never answered the call button. Got to watch bag handlers throw and drop luggage like true gorillas. Delta, this time you truely are the worst. Wont book you again."

Pros: "We'd paid extra for main cabin so hot to choose seats and got in flight entertainment.. Staff were friendly."
Cons: "No free wifi."

Cons: "Zero communication to the passengers as to why we were delayed for almost an hour sitting on the plane"

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: "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."

Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Tv wouldn't work and delay that wasn't weather related and the food was awful"

"Compared to other US airlines, American is the worst. The planes are tight. Seats are uncomfortable and there was no option to buy food on a 6 hour flight. Also the free wifi didn’t work."

Pros: "Bast trips!!"
Cons: "Evriting is good!!!"

Cons: "Enforcement of federal rules requiring children two and over too wear a mask. Flight attendant did not believe it was her responsibility to ask the age of the child sitting next to us, sneezing and coughing."

Pros: "The crew.was so rude, even from the check in process"
Cons: "Everything,"

Cons: "Sick joke of an airline they treat you like cattle even in first class if you can even call it that. It’s more like premium economy and the staff is not friendly they act like they are put out when you ask for anything."

Pros: "Crew and service was solid given the covid restrictions."

Pros: "Literally nothing"
Cons: "After sitting on the plane for over an hour we had to change planes. Notice that our aircraft isn’t working properly before you board it would be helpful so we aren’t 2 hours behind schedule having to sit on a hot airplane during covid"

Pros: "Flight attendant was very fun. It was her birthday and made the day fun for everyone."
Cons: "Seats are always too close together - left to right and front to back. A sad reality that only improves for the well-to-do."

Pros: "Again the flight did not happen since my flight from Munich to Dallas was cancelled without informing me why and so on."

Pros: "Crew was attentive and accommodating for seats due to virus."
Cons: "Delays could've been prevented or let passengers know, instead of being on the plane for 2 hours without moving."

Pros: "Crew was very hospitable"
Cons: "Flight was a little late taking off, so punctuality could have been a little better"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Provide coffee at least"

Pros: "The crew serving the plane didn't look like they wanted to be there. Somewhat abrasive. The entertainment was poor and not very easy to access through your mobile, Iphone and Ipad. If you want to provide a better customer experience, equip all your planes with seats video screens. Passengers on a 4 to 5 hours flight don't want to have to figure out what do to watch a movie or TV. I don't fly American that often, but wanted to give it a try to see the difference between you and the other airlines. I have to say that on the return segment (ORD to SFO), I was not that impressed."
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Slight delay in leaving"
Cons: "Baggage claim took 30-45 minutes after deplaning"

Pros: "Crew were very helpful"
Cons: "I have an injury so I paid extra for 'extra leg room" but there's a wall between economy and business class so very little legroom. My leg was hurting a lot and the flight attendants had to find me a different seat because I could not stay there for 5 hours. I wouldn't have paid extra for this seat."

Cons: "4 hour delay for no reason! I’m never flying with American Airlines again!"

Cons: "On Time. Delayed advice 3 times."

Pros: "They had the AC on while we were waiting on the plane at the gate for 1.5hours"
Cons: "That the flight was delayed for 2 hours, information was inaccurate/missing, they knew we'd miss our connections but did nothing except, "they'll deal with it in San Francisco" and when we landed there was no one in sight to help us--no escorts/expedite to gates, no one to tell us where to get rebooked, and after going back and forth between terminals, waited in line an hour to get rebooked on a series of flights that would get me in 22hrs later after my original flight."

Pros: "The flight and cabin crews handled an equipment problem and consequent delay, and information about it, very well."

Cons: "salt free option for snacks; flight could have not been delayed but that’s not the flight crew’s fault. winds at sfo caused us to delay our takeoff"

Cons: "if the crew/flight wasn’t filled with racist tendencies that forced a black man and his partner to take a new flight because his “tone” wasn’t to their liking when he responded to accidentally being the wrong seat, costing us 90 minutes at least of delays because they deplaned us all when all."

Pros: "Everyone was nice and it went smoothly!"

Pros: "Everyone was so nice and I appreciated the chance to pre-board with my toddler! Thank you."

Pros: "The flight crew was quite lovely."
Cons: "People all over the coach section were complaining about not being able to sit together. Families with babies, couples, even ours (though the kids are old enough for me not to be truly worried as some were). Somehow reservations seems to have messed up an entire flight. We gave up trying to fix it for fear they would make it worse. Then the woman at the gate tried to get folks to volunteer to give up their seats on an overbooked flight. But she was screaming at us. Unbelievably unpleasant to be yelled at over and over again and told we could lose our seats. The poor weather likely caused flights to be rerouted into PHL so our flight out to SFO ended up 1/3 empty. FABULOUS. But the gate experience was horrible and the legroom, had it been a full flight, was miserable. I'm in search of an airline with a humane approach."

Pros: "The crew was great, the entertainment options were plentiful (if you bring your own earphones) and the flight was smooth."
Cons: "I'm only 5'7" and normal build, and the seats were uncomfortably narrow with no room to partially straighten even my short legs. The life vest box under each seat also doesn't leave much room for the personal item you're supposed to stow under there."

Cons: "The flight was delayed. The food was not great. There is not a lot of space in these planes, and it was a long flight. There is no power supply."

Pros: "Seats were reasonably comfortable. On time departure, early arrival. Gate crews not ready in SF"
Cons: "Entertainment options good, but require download of a proprietary app. Quit trying to sell us credit cards! Should get more than a pack of cookies for a 6 hour flight."

Cons: "Because they canceled my flight and i had to buy another ticket for 380$ and after that I realized my chair was available and i took a picture. It was really bad and i never choose again American Airlines."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "no inflight entertainment no outlets"

Pros: "Very nice crew. The flight attendants were very patient and efficient. Flight was very smooth and surprisingly not overcrowded. For the first time, in a long time, when getting off of the plane it was very organized and not everyone rushing and pushing to get off. Everyone followed suit and did row by row, and no one pushing or shoving which is always nice."
Cons: "The only this I would suggest is that on a longer flight you should offer better deals on food/snacks."

Pros: "Flight had very few people on it so everyone could stretch out for the 6 hour flight."
Cons: "The original flight turned around 45 minutes in and I missed my connecting flight. AA refused to try and get me on another flight the same day so I could make it to Sydney on the original day I was supposed to land. We waited 2/3 hours to board a whole new flight, and AA hardly compensated. If anything they should’ve provided a meal at least instead of a bag of pretzels. Flight crew seemed very inconvenienced and it showed."

Cons: "Both to and from Hawaii, they ran out of food before they made it to us. It was bad enough that they had one cart for the entire plane. It took 90 minutes from the time they began serving until they got to us in row 34, but they ran out of food at row 31. The flight attendant just shrugged and said, "They do that to us all the time, sorry.""

Pros: "Plenty of leg room."
Cons: "No arm room when someone the size of an NFL player sits next to you and falls asleep with their arms relaxing into your space. Then they sleep open-mouthed with bad breath. I paid extra for that?"

Cons: "Seats were quite uncomfortable, there was no entertainment options, there was no way to charge any electronic devices because the plane was so old, which meant I almost wasn't able to catch a ride home after the flight. For a cross-country flight, I would expect a better experience."

Cons: "No leg room"

Pros: "Flight was on time."

Cons: "For a flight five hours or more I was disappointed that there was no complimentary food. It otherwise it was fine"

Pros: "blanket made it comfortable"
Cons: "No entertainment options"

Pros: "I really enjoyed the movies on this flight and they had us change to better seats before we took off"

Pros: "The plane was comfortable and flight was smooth."
Cons: "The shuttle to the plane wasn't bad, but would prefer not to have that element included."

Pros: "It was quiet and comfortable"
Cons: "On a 5 1/2 hour flight in first class it would have been nice to be offered something other than water to drink. the entertainment system didn't work at all in my seat. Also, after e a very trying day, I was anxious to get home, and the luggage didn't arrive until 90 minutes after touchdown. I guess that's what they mean by priority service- first on the plane and last off."

Cons: "No room, limited entertainment, mediocre food. Was a very uncomfortable, long flight! Luggage late coming off plane, missed connecting flight and was not very helpful in getting rebooked."

Cons: "Again American Airlines was LATE. It was boarding time and no agent was at the gate. 10 minutes past boarding time the screen shows that the flight is delayed 25 minutes... but wait, there is still no plane at the gate! After 45 minutes the plane arrived, again had to be "cleaned" and prepared for flight back to SF. Customers were told the flight was delayed because Air Traffic Control issues in SF, but there was no plane in sight... Again I felt we were being lied to. The plane was filthy with garbage everywhere still. I will never fly American Airlines by choice!"

Cons: "People still using mobiles as we were taking off. Crew seemed not too bothered."

Pros: "The flight was >1 hour late, which the pilot told us was due to the LAX controllers changing the landing patterns due to weather. So this really wasn't anyone's fault. But there was a large difference in comfort between this flight and the JAL flight from Tokyo. Seats were smaller, and my wife and I couldn't get seats together."

Cons: "My flight was delayed for 3 hours and they where rude about my flight being delayed"

Pros: "The crew was able to seat my husband and I together at the last minute as my husband has mobility issures"
Cons: "The crew seemed like they could care less about the passengers. Choice of either one snack bag of pretzels or a biscotti ~ very minimal. No headphones were offered for the movies."

Pros: "I liked that the seats had chargers (even though I didn't need them) and that they offered entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding was over 30 minutes late which ruined my SF plans. The crew was mot welcoming walking on or off the flight. They were also very rude when serving, one even gave me a super nasty look and mumbled something under her breathe because she ran into me. Just a terrible experience. They also didn't tell me baggage prices when I was there just swiped my card."

Cons: "As I mentioned in my last comment I was seated at the back of the plane on over four and a half hour flight by the time the food got to me they had ran out that I mention that I'm a diabetic with high blood pressure so I have to sit and suffer for over 3 hours will never ever fly American again"

Pros: "The crew was very nice and competent and obbiously embarrased by whoever in operations screwed this flight up good."
Cons: "Pleane departed two hours and thirty minutes after original schedule because of operational and equipment problems. Plane wasn't even in Philadelphia unti 6:00 pm. The guy at boarding (unlike the boarding in SFO) called way too many groupss individually, First Class, Diamond, Premium, Gold, Priority. This led to many people being refused boarding and told to wait. In SF they simply call first class and then all the rest or the Aadvantage members together before the land boarding. Much faster and more efficeint. Even though the flight was full there less than 12 people in the Diamond, Premium, whatever classes. And the guy taking the boarding passes was a jerk. He actuallly seemed to take pleasure in telling people they couldn't board. Might not ever fly AA again. At least never from Philadelfphia."

"Arriving and departing passengers sadly get mingled due to the location of the gates (and how the place is arranged). Caused low level stress. We got through Checked bags and TSA quickly. Do not get to the airport too early! United did not open bag check-in until 11:30 local time and it's not posted anywhere! United's website said they are open KOA from 7:30 AM to 1 PM and 5 PM to 9PM (which is incorrect). No seating on the insecure side of TSA!"

Pros: "All"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Small seats. Uncomfortable. Limited and expensive food."

Pros: "Good communication between once we had to re route for technical difficulty and united gave us 100$ coupon to fly with them again after our trip changed from 9hrs to 18 hrs"
Cons: "No TVs, no charger points, not a lot of knee space/leg room, not enough luggage storage at back of plane, can’t sleep in isle seat due to people constantly bumping into you while walking by"

Pros: "It ended up being united not Lufthansa and they were delayed 45 minutes so they rerouted me through Munich which made me miss a free bus to my destination outside of Rome"
Cons: "More time in Chicago in case of a delay I only missed my flight by 5 minutes"

Pros: "efficient and communicative"
Cons: "Not necessarily United's problem, but I feel like the design of the seating could be more efficient. The 3 or 4 in a row seats can be super problematic if you have to use the bathroom and need to climb over a stranger to do it and they're asleep/3 times your size. Holding for 5 hours is not fun."

Pros: "Cabin was not cold"
Cons: "Respect passenger seat selection - we were downgraded from economy plus to economy with non reclining seats! Flight crew rude - referring to passengers as “bodies”!!! Entertainment system not working. Internet does not work on most of the flight!!"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly.. a little delayed but that's ok..."
Cons: "These days, to get these kinds of "First class" doesn't seem so first class for the price. Lower the price or up your first class game..."

Pros: "We paid for extra leg room but did not receive it. Our complaint to the staff was dismissed without a care. We will be taking our business to Alaska Airlines in the future."
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "United Airlines in our experience runs late putting a lot of pressure on any ongoing connections . Not clean . Staff not friendly . Only sometimes helpful."

Pros: "The crew were so helpful and nice"
Cons: "Only if teleportation exists"

Pros: "Nonstop is the greatest."

Pros: "The crew were friendly & efficient, the flights were on time, & the gate staff kept us well informed of any changes."

Pros: "Uncomfortable"
Cons: "A few more inches of seating"

Cons: "More room for your knees"

Pros: "Very friendly crew that empathized with the plight of the passengers on board. The poor experiences throughout the journey could have been avoided if United changed it's policies and processes to become more customer focused."
Cons: "So many small things add up to an overall poor experience on a flight, and it doesn't seem like United understands this. 1) WiFI was down. 2) Entertainment screens for several of the passengers on board were not working. The poor lady next to me had a broken screen, and combined with the broken WiFi, she literally just sat in her seat looking forward for several hours (after she finished the podcasts on her phone). 3) For a 5-6 hour flight, food (more than just snacks) were available for only about half the passengers on board. Apparently its an intentional policy of United to only have food available for a portion of the passengers. It wasn't even possible to purchase it if I wanted to because by the time the crew got to me, they were all out. 4) Baggage space under the seat varies wildly depending on your seat. For some reason, the aisle seat has the smallest space I have ever seen in my life (about the size of a shoe box). It was the first flight I have ever been on where I was literally not able to fit a small backpack underneath my seat."

Pros: "I was in first class and talked some w/ the pilot during our massive and enjoyed that. But not the almost 3 hr wait. The lunch, a choice of brisket or spinach ravioli - I took the pasta - was quite good. Amazing for an airline now known for service. The wine was also pretty good."
Cons: "The wait, the wait and the wait. Economy passengers - my friend Tanya was in econ - got not much during the wait. At least she had the whole row 38 D-E to herself. I sent her the cheese plate from my meal. Even though the crew kept us informed, it was too little and too late. When I asked the Captain when the missing part blew off he had no answer. Not impressive..."

Pros: "Very pleasant attentive crew and ground staff. An aborted takeoff on tarmac meant a return to the departure gate and the plane taken to maintenance. The ground staff were superb in dealing with a full plane load of passengers many of whom had onward connections. This meant we had to stay overnight and fly first thing the next morning. Full marks to United for dealing with a potentially dangerous situation and then assisting everyone back in the terminal."

Pros: "Good trip and on time"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Was delayed at take off and was getting claustrophobic sitting in the plane for an hour before a five hour flight."

Cons: "we received email for the take off schedule changed to one hour early. End up when we arrived LAX and it got delayed 1 hr for take off due to air traffic. So when we arrived at SF, originally we only have 50 mins to catch on the next route to Osaka. There was no gate # provided on our boarding pass and we have to look for the international terminal for boarding. Due to first delay in SF, the time was so tight and the international terminal was so far away, we had to run like HELL and we almost suffered from heart attack. We barely made it and there was no one to help ever. we had to figure out on our own. This was very bad experience and was not acceptable with such poor arrangement."

Pros: "The service and convenience was excellent. Straight forward and smooth transition throughout boarding and catching connecting flight"
Cons: "The piece of mind given to me by the staff with baggage and connecting to the other flight"

Pros: "Our flight home was Great. At kona airport the flight crew was Amazing, the captain even let my daughter set in the driver seat, which is something she will never forget."
Cons: "Downside there was no onboard t.v.s which makes 4 hours seem long."

Pros: "overall very pleasant and relaxing food good able to sleep due to luckily extra space! very pleased"

Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "The staff were friendly and the movie choices were good"
Cons: "The seats were pretty tight and there were only pretzel snacks"

Pros: "There were no positives to this flight"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. The crew stood at the airport gate for a good hour chatting with each other completely disregarding the fact they had a plane full of people around them waiting to board. They were drinking coffee taking selfies it was ridiculous."

Pros: "Nothing about this flight was good other than it arrived without falling from the sky into the Pacific Ocean. I was on the back row miserable, worst seat ever. An hour late loading. The airport crew at Kona was really good. Kona airport needs to upgrade their chairs in waiting areas they hard picnic benches. Flight crew talked all night kept people up in the back. Absolutely no ability to sleep. Worst chair and comfort ever. Barley made connection to Las Vegas."
Cons: "Take my advice skip the red eye flights and pay more money for something that lands and leaves at a reasonable hour. We had to wait an hour longer at the airport because they didn't have their crews available."

Pros: "We had an aisle each! The staff were friendly too."
Cons: "A slight delay"

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable and sat next to someone who was real sick.Should make sick people wear a mask.I got sick the next day."

Cons: "When did a garment bag become a third luggage. Terrible company"

Pros: "Crew did a great job. Air China had much better food service."
Cons: "Seats two small, not enough room to stretch your legs. Bathroom to small. Designed for people less than 150lbs, and 5'-6" in height Not comfortable for people over 6' tall."

Pros: "No complaints here! The Air New Zealand staff were amazing. They did their jobs really well! They made everyone comfortable during the trip."

Cons: "No one let the children on their flight. Should have never been able to be booked on this site in the first place. Thanks. We just lost 600!!! Never using again"

Pros: "The male flight attendant who was in the rear respectfully listened to me."
Cons: "The United passenger agent that talked to me at the gate when the other one, who was scanning the boarding passes put me on the side because I could not board with two items was disrespectful. She used a discriminating tone and embarrassed me in front of other people. She made it sound as if it were a shame to purchase a cheap ticket. She was arguing with another passenger before helping me over the same subject, so when I tried to explain that the smallest backpack was almost empty and fit inside the other, she was impatient, upset ignored me and was already demanding my credit card with the bag tag in her hand rushing me. I paid extra $60.00 after I had paid $25,00 for the first bag when I could have put the flexible kipling inside the Jansport if she had listened to me. The flight delayed after I was unable to defend myself and paid an unfair feer."

Pros: "Luggage bag broken by baggage handlers"
Cons: "Luggage bag broken by baggage handlers"

Cons: "Late start"

Pros: "Customer service was very professional even after dealing with MANY delayed customers."
Cons: "First leg delayed as was the flight getting there. Had to rebook flying all night on 3 flights with 2 children. My daughter saw that second original flight out of San Francisco was also delayed. We went back to customer service and got back on our original flight arriving home later than planned but if we hadn't of noticed it we would gave been 4 hours later getting in and transferring from 3 planes. Blamed on sf construnction...why would you 's hedule a flight into an area that is under construction. Huge delays of all planes really made me wonder what the heck united is doing. No confidence!"

Pros: "More important than the trip home last Wednesday was the reason for the trip. We attended my granddaughter's wedding. Everything else was secondary. Even if the trip had been in a one wheeled barrow, it would have been good. To get to what you want which is the mechanics of the trip. The two people who attended to the aisle chair, most teams were competent. Some hadn't done many passengers so they were fumbling with the straps. I've learned that I almost alway have to ask for one at the gate where they check or issue, (what's it called, loading permits, some kind of pass, not landing pass. loading pass. I can't remember and my wife has gone to bed.) Well, they have to come up with an aisle chair because I've only got 1 1/2 legs. I always make it to the seat on the plane, but the competency of the various crews is uneen. Sorry my answer is so nonspecific but I don't remember one airline from another. Great people all, get the job done."
Cons: "Not much I don't like. They get us there That is the main thing. Sometimes when the plane stops after it has pulled away from the Jet Way, the pilot gives an explanation that I find unfulfilling, not enough details. I suppose if they explained more, other fliers would find the explanation too verbose. I can live with it. Again this is about all flights and airlines. Nothing stands out, such as, " this awful thing happened when we left San Francisco.""

Cons: "The plane had mechanical issues. they flew the plane that had mechanical issues to a Honolulu. spent eight hours in a Honolulu. had to catch a redeye to San Francisco. 12 hour layover caused us to have to pay for a rental car to get to our final destination Of Reno. I would hope that there would be some sort of compensation."

Cons: "The seats were so uncomfortable. My neck and lower back hurt afterwards. I do not recommend taking an overnight flight with united or do not expect to sleep if you do."

Cons: "1. Comfort: the headrest on these seats is so uncomfortable! It just props your head forward and causes a lot of neck strain. For most short haul flights, this is not a big deal, but it really makes for an unpleasant journey on the cross-country flights. Also, the four-seat middle section is so poorly designed. There is no way to store personal items under seats without invading the space of your neighbor because the metal frame supporting the row of seats doesn't match with the seats themselves. 2. Entertainment: United could not support continuous streaming of movies/TV shows for every passenger. My movie paused and froze so frequently that I gave up on finishing it and then felt like I had wasted my time. The speed and reliability reminded me of trying to watch movies on a dialup connection. It would be so much better to just have the TV screens built into the seats. All in all, United got a bad batch of planes and should try to take this into consideration when working with Boeing/Airbus on the next order."

Pros: "Flash for mac did not install"
Cons: "I felt like I was on my way to my death"

Pros: "Really friendly staff, communicative, helpful. Gave good directions. Plenty of leg room on flight."
Cons: "Beyond the control of United, but LAX is a nightmare of an airport. Traffic control caused delays, airport staff more of a hindrance than helpful. Border control mumbling and barking orders at people like they're cattle. Not the best way to welcome tourists, but at least United Airlines crew made up for it with their smiles."

Pros: "The flight was not full, so we had extra space."
Cons: "First, UA flight attendant forgot to serve us (and few more sitting on the same area) lunch. By the time we asked why we are not served, we didn't have a choice, but to take whatever left. Second, we had about only 1 - 1 1/2 hours of in-flight entertainment available in Economy class out of 10 1/2 hour flight. Of course, entertainment was available for first, business and premier class. Why? Satellite problem supposedly. Third, ok. There was a entertainment on a big screen in the front. However, system on the armrest was not working. What's the point? My husband and I have been in long distance flight over 25 year with various airline companies, BUT THIS UNITED FLIGHT WAS ONE OF THE WORST FLIGHT EVER. When I booked this vacation, I chose Lufthansa on purpose as I know their quality of service and professionalism. I didn't notice that the return flight was a code share with UA. Only thing they can say was that they can provide us more mileage as a compensation if we write to UA on their website... We had a great vacation until were on this flight."

Pros: "The first plane had enough leg room"
Cons: "That the plane needed to be changed due to something being wrong with it. On our flight from cancun, Mexico to SFO we had to stop in Houston to change planes. One of the guys working at the security check point was very mean, raising his voice to people, grabbing their and also my stuff out of their hands, some of my stuff fell on the floor and got stuck in the rolling thingies. I hope I found all of it, not sure. I'm not sure how this happened, shouldn't planes be checked thoroughly before heading out!?!? This all is a big mess and very upsetting (literally just cried for 20 minutes). Sincerely, Sabrina Jungclaus S.jungclaus@gmail.com"

Pros: "The flight was good. Little bumpy but that was to be expected with a hurricane near by"

Cons: "I cannot believe United Airlines flies an 11-hour international flight and does not provide each seat with an individual television for entertainment. I fly quite frequently and EVERY other international flight has individual televisions. It made the experience long and horrible. I am a minimalist and travel with as few items as possible. So even though United offered me the ability to use my own device, I don't have one! Also, the instructions to download the app before take off was not clear. During the entire flight, I kept getting the message "no internet connection; unable to connect to satellite." So I couldn't even use my phone. Very annoying and I will never fly United for international flights again."

Cons: "Heavily delayed, kept getting later"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing! My flight was scheduled for takeoff at 8:15 pm on Wednesday.I boarded my flight on two different occasions only to be informed that there were mechanical issues.that first delayed & eventually cancelled my flight. I was kept waiting and inconvenienced until 5am, when I was finally offered an alternate 12noon flight later that day as well as a comped room at a nearby hotel. My time is very valuable & limited and because of this experience my itinerary was adversely affected. I will be hard pressed to ever fly United again. Michael Aponte- Very Disappointed!"
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