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Top 5 airlines serving from Island of Hawai'i to the United States

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8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,202 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Comfy seats, attentive crew, good food."

Cons: "Lost luggage"

Pros: "Row 30 in a 737-900 had more legroom than other airlines' :premium economy"! I love Alaska Airlines!"

Cons: "I tried to print my boarding pass at home the day before the flight, with an error message "please see an Alaskan Clerk". I also tried to get my boarding pass via phone with the same error message. I also tried to go through Cathay's website, no luck. Cathays customer service is closed on Sunday, and Alaskan customer service said they cannot help me. I arrived 2 hours before my flight from SLC to LAX via Alaskan Airlines, and they were unable to print my boarding pass in time to make my flight. I waited 2 hours in line with other people also leaving at 6am, almost all of us missing our flight.... I am extremely disappointed and would like a refund for this trip. I ended up purchasing another one-way ticket to HKG, and will take the return flight home from Cathay."

Pros: "Fast, efficient boarding and managed carry-on space well when selfish dude tried to put 8 bags up for his 4 family members."
Cons: "Food was expensive and just OK."

Pros: "I liked that a pillow and blanket was provided- but the temperature on the plane was way too hot to use them"
Cons: "The temperature on the plane was way too hot"

Pros: "Everyone was so nice & accommodating. I would definitely book them again."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "using passport as my ID :)"

Pros: "Good airline"

Pros: "We were flying international and bags were checked through to our final destination AND AA did not charge us for our checked bags because it was booked as part of an international ticket. (which I didn't learn before flying so it was a pleasant surprise, most airlines want to charge you for the domestic leg of your flight)! They allowed us to board early and were very accommodating for our family of 7. I finally figured out the in air entertainment on our devises, which didn't seem to work on our previous flight. Snacks were minimal."

Pros: "I liked that we landed safely"
Cons: "They messed the names on our itinerary & were rude"

Pros: "The promptness"
Cons: "Turbulence"

Pros: "Staff, anenities, service, smooth flight and landing"

Pros: "Every thing"

Pros: "I always have a great trip with Alaska. Thanks for your service."

Pros: "The in flight entertainment tablet I rented ($10) was really nice. It had some very new movies, fun games and more on it. Most of the flight crew was kind and polite, minus one woman who seemed to hate her job and the airline. I was pleased that the flight wasn't canceled as many others into PDX had been that day due to an ice storm. Felt safe even with turbulence and threat of a slippery landing."
Cons: "One crew member, an older woman, seemed really bitter. She openly expressed frustration with Alaska in front of passengers on multiple occasions and was very rude and brusque with us customers. She made me feel like a nuisance for even just being on the flight. Otherwise the seats were just so small and uncomfortable. It was a long flight to feel smushed and have a sore tailbone from the total lack of padding."

Pros: "I didn't expect that we can have some snacks (pretzel) during the flight! And the seat was comfortable."

Pros: "i ended up not taking this flight home, so no rating"

Pros: "The crew was professional"
Cons: "The craft was average. Nothing special. Uncomfortable"

Pros: "Alaska air cost me $250 because I had to purchase another ticket due to their nearly-2-hour delayed flight. The weather is fine so it is cleary a logistical issue."
Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Nothing ."
Cons: "The fact that I was promised a flight @8:55 and didn't leave @ that time but the original flight @7:55 and wasn't informed about it . Or anything until after it left . And my bags went with the flight to Guadalajara and was a big mess. Half of my stuff was missing from both bags !!!!"

Pros: "comfortable flight. I was tired so skipped meal and slept."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "I liked the overall experience of flying with Alaska Airlines, flight attendants and crew were very friendly."
Cons: "Food and entertainment was not very good."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Cabin was kept dark for a nice restful flight back."
Cons: "Seat were a little cramped."

Cons: "Since it's a flight that leaves from a Spanish speaking country, announcements should be made in both English and Spanish. I can speak English, but there were some people who can't and I had to translate for them"

Pros: "The alska airlines flight was short as it was to LAX . Even still it was a nice flight."

Pros: "Service in all respect"

Pros: "When we arrived at the airport there was a long line that was not moving. We were afraid we would miss the flight. We spoke with an Alaska airline representative and they moved us and anyone on our flight to the front of the line to make sure we didn't miss our flight."
Cons: "That there was a long line to check in"

Pros: "They were on time. We went economy. We got what we paid for. Brought our own lunch. I would recommend it. Flight attendants were good. No surprises!"

Pros: "I really liked their attention to detail, the comfortable leg room, and polite flight attendants"
Cons: "I just wish they had more food options, besides snacks and juices and beverages"

Pros: "Great compared to other domestic companies"
Cons: "Snacks are limited, seating cramped"

Pros: "Nice plane."
Cons: "Crew was rude. Didn't like that I went to check in at the Alaska Air counter only to be redirected to American (who operated the flight). Just weird."

Pros: "Everyone from the airline staff to the onboard crew was excellent! Very pleasant and accommodating, departing and returning! They treat you as individuals. The seats are pretty comfortable."
Cons: "The stewards do not ensure that people on the flight turn off their cell phone before taking flight. I was asked to check my bag and there was room on the flight. It was unfortunate since I had to work as soon as I returned to Baltimore and I had to wait for my carry on."

Pros: "The aircraft was new with many conveniences."
Cons: "We were 2 hours late leaving Seattle so got into LA very late."

Pros: "4 1/2 hours...that was great...there wasn't really any food or entertainment...it was night. Space was a little tight but we had an empty seat in the middle so not bad. Staff, fine"
Cons: "The boarding system was a little odd and not very strictly adhered to"

Pros: "Dog w no enclosure allowed on the plane and AC blowing like no tomorrow. Mind you it is end of Jan and the flight is from Washington DC to Los Angeles."

Pros: "Ok time"

Pros: "Boarding was efficient. Crew was friendly and helpful. Comfort was coach level, so to be expected. There was no entertainment."
Cons: "Little bags of chex mix are really unacceptable. There should be at least sandwiches offered for free on 2.5+ hour flights, but I guess it's a sign of the times. Also internet should be free."

Cons: "I chose a window seat and turns out it wasn't and if anything it was even smaller and I needed to move description should be updated"

Pros: "Porque ya estando abordo nos cambiaron de gate"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight was late due to weather which was not their fault but the crew was terrible. They did not attempt to adjust the air until after we took off even though everyone was saying it was hot. After we took off they tried to adjust it and said it was broken. It was only blowing HOT air. If they had attempted to check befor we left they could have fixed this. During the flight the attendants acted like everyone was bothering them by saying the hot air was making them sick. They "apologized" When we landed in a rude sarcastic tone. Would nerve suggest this airline and I am platinum with American Airlines"

Cons: "2 different mechanical elays before we ever took off. The plane was old and smelled."

Pros: "So cold. Everyone in the back was freezing."

Pros: "Kind and personal service from attendants and pilot"

Pros: "There was only pretzels and no tv."

Pros: "The crew was very nice and accommodating. The seats were comfortable. Boarding was pretty fast and on time. I also liked that we got to pick our seats. My husband needs an end seat because of his broad shoulders."
Cons: "I didn't like that we had to pay $25 for each baggage we had to check-in. I guess it depends on what type of "member" your are with Alaskan Airlines"

Pros: "Every think was awsome great jop"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The temperature was comfortable. I liked the movies provided."
Cons: "I didn't like having to use my own device for on flight entertainment. My phone is too small for the space provided making it a little awkward to watch a movie. I also felt very cramped and didn't know there wouldn't be a window in the seat ahead of the emergency exit row. Also, I have food allergies so the food provided I could not eat. The main meal hit 2 major allergens (wheat and eggs) and even the first snack, potato chips, had wheat in them!"

Cons: "Super helpful because I was in a wheelchair"

Pros: "The crew opening up two lanes for boarding."
Cons: "We were 45 min. delayed. I got updates so no big deal, really."

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Free entertainment. Complimentary food"
Cons: "More leg room"

Cons: "Movies in a 4 hour 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 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: "Flight crew very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Tiny uncomfortable seats."

Pros: "The complimentary guava rum punch was amazing! The flight attendants were helpful and friendly. Comfortably equipped planes!"

Pros: "Hawaiian Airlines is fantastic. Great crew, great service. Loved the bbq chicken sandwich and chips for free. And the free rum punch drink!"
Cons: "Nothing was bad. It was fantastic."

Pros: "Jesse helped me get my seats, very fun and friendly!"

Pros: "The crew"

Pros: "Easy and perfect!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Gate agents were helpful"

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: "Individual seat-back screens"

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: "Comfort"

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

Pros: "Truly friendly stewards More leg room Aloha energy Free tropical rum drink! Relaxed energy"

Pros: "The flight was on schedule and landed in Maui as scheduled. The bags were delivered within 20 minutes of arrival. The plane was clean and the crew was professional, polite and helpful."

Cons: "out of food choices and the fish they had available was not interesting to me"

Pros: "Crew was friendly. Plane looked well maintained."

Pros: "Crew was both friendly and professional. Boarding was handled well. We left/ arrived on time."

Pros: "Since I bought my ticket from kayak I didn't get a reminder from kayak to check in- nor did Hawaiian Airlines -"

Pros: "Crew was kind and efficient. Flying any airline is not much fun anymore and all airlines tend to offer less and less. Hawaiian at least tries to make the experience fun. I appreciate that."

Pros: "Lots of aloha, even at check in"
Cons: "Flights wasxan hour late- food was terrible- but they do serve food!!"

Cons: "Sure don't like paying for baggage and watching movies! Those items should both be free!!!!!"

Pros: "everything was fine but flight on Thursday from Kona to Maui"
Cons: "Kayak info about our flight on Thursday 7/16 was incorrect. Flight departed at 12:10 not 12:45 almost missed flight. Still on vacation so don't know if flight info is correct on departure on 7/15"

Pros: "Decent but not great leg room REAL FOOD AND FREE DRINKS! New big plane"
Cons: "Legroomt can be better"

Cons: "My flight got delayed and I got stuck waiting for two and a half hours. Then my luggage didn't follow me and I had to drive an hour out of my way to pick it up from a different airport. Not a happy customer"

Pros: "Crew and smooth boarding"
Cons: "Check-in process could be a bit better. No food, no entertainment but that is ok as this is a short flight."

Pros: "Quick boarding Very supportive staff"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Surprise lunch with wine, gratis--like airlines used to be!"

Pros: "I needed to get to Oakland for the business deal of my life. A head-on crash on the hwy haunted all traffic and prevented me from making the first flight. The agent at the porter desk, stepped up and really helped out. AWESOME wish I knew her name.. she got me on another flight and I made it in that night. HOWEVER... the next flight... no so much."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Too crowded, lousy food"

Pros: "Hawaiian is always wonderful. Still offer free in-flight HOT meal, free glass of wine, cheap headsets if needed. On time, polite crew."

Cons: "Cancelled our flight, after that we didn't get our luggages ☹️ That's why we didn't take part of our trip to Polynesian Cultural Center, the flight was delayed 9 hours"

Pros: "l"

Pros: "Hawaiian granted me an isle seat hat I requested after purchasing the ticket. I also appreciated the meal that was provided at no cost."
Cons: "I would have liked an "oldies" channel on the music program. I'm 70. (:"

Pros: "Gate attendent was very nice and kept us informed about the delay. Mostly I was pleased with my experience."
Cons: "The delay. I was meeting friends in Kahului and they had to wait for me."

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: "Very helpful customer service rep."

Pros: "Great service, plane was very clean."
Cons: "No vegan or vegetarian special meal options. Plane was TOO cold!"

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: "They actually had a complimentary meal"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Perfect hosting, everything was on time!"

Cons: "There is no competiter for Hawaiian airline much between inner islands. Wish more big company join in routs and compete prices."

Pros: "Love it"

Pros: "The crew and seats were both great"
Cons: "HAving live TV would have been great."

Pros: "Newer plane. Friendly crew. Landed safely and on time."

Pros: "Going back home to the US"
Cons: "I had 15 hours layover in Amsterdam so I got me a hotel.one hour after I got to the hotel I got a notification from Kayak app asking me to go get my bag from Schiphol. My bag was supposed to be directly shipped to PDX. I had to leave my hotel back to the airport and spend 2 hours trying to find it only to be told that it was going to PDX. I lost my $170 hotel room, over $70 for taxis and ended up spending the night on the floor at Schipol. I do not think I'll ever use Kayak again. The travel guarantee is a joke too."

Cons: "Rude stewardesses; I was traveling with 3 children onanovernight flight. I just wanted the simplest things- blankets and headphones for them. I cannot believe that an overnight flight wouldn’t be stocked with pillows and blankets. We froze al the way across the Pacific."

Cons: "Severe delay"

Pros: "Attentive, respectful and nice crew, swift take off and landing and awesome views"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything went well"

Pros: "Easy, fast boarding. We arrived early too."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Entertainment was good and staff was pleasant"
Cons: "Delta assigns seats at boarding, miss when you could pick which seats you sit in. I bought my sisters ticket, hoping we would then be able to sit together but we both ended up in the middle in different rows."

Pros: "I dont like that you change my flight and I have to wait 8 hours at the airport to flight to Mexico City"

Pros: "Eventually made it home. At 1am, when it should have been 1130pm."

Pros: "Flight was on time; captain was clear and funny."

Pros: "NOTHING"

Cons: "Seats a bit cramped"

Pros: "clean. friendly. decent snacks."
Cons: "warm cabin. small seats with no head support. not enough drink cart passes."

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."

Pros: "Great entertainment, comfortable seats."
Cons: "Middle seat with zero chance to switch."

Pros: "The space we had, the breakfast provided, the movies/TV shows available, and the staff."
Cons: "I was a concerned when I couldn't select seats during check-in and was informed that our seats would be assigned at the gate. After boarding, it made more sense since it wasn't a full flight; I could understand that was likely done so the plane would be weight-balanced. It just caused me some concern the day before."

Pros: "everything except in flight internet."
Cons: "Gogoinflight hasnt woked as it said it would on any flight on any airline for a year."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The fact they wasted two days of my trip with my son travelling from the U.S. to China because they didn't know about transit visa regulations. And so far they offered a 75 dollar voucher for participating merchants. Unacceptable"

Pros: "Availability of flight. Quick flight, on time. Signage at PDX is good. Easy to find where you need to be"
Cons: "Layover, confusing mob line at checkin."

Pros: "Flight departed and arrived on time"
Cons: "Long time standing in line. People are confused by zone boarding. Stood 30 to 40 minutes in line."

Pros: "Efficient boarding and helpful flight attendants"
Cons: "I was sitting in a "Delta Comfort+" seat in an exit row. The extra legroom was nice, but the tray table was so far forward I could hardly reach it, and there was no armrest on the window side. The seat covers appeared to be heavily worn, with tears and padding falling out in some places."

Pros: "The friendliness of the staff and movie choices"
Cons: "Seat space"

Pros: "There were a lot of free movie options for a 6hour flight. The tv was new and had good definition. The food offered was quite substantial. The staff kept coming around with water and asking if there was anything else we needed. They gave free blankets. The lavatories were a little larger and more well lit than other airlines."
Cons: "The seats did not recline for anyone on the plane."

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Staff was friendly, and we got there safely"
Cons: "Really wished we had tv's like we had on our flight to SLC. It really helps with those who have anxiety to distract their minds. Wifi is expensive therefore I chose not to use it"

Pros: "Got us home super fast"
Cons: "The most uncomfortable flight I've ever had"

Pros: "Food was OK, ice cream at mid-flight was my favorite thing. I liked the choice of movies. Drinks are also good but why not include pure cranberry juice? It goes great with vodka."
Cons: "Boarding is ridiculous. Everyone who is not some kind of VIP is asked to line up and is treated like cattle. 5-feet tall woman holds above her head a sign with the zone currently boarding. Nobody can hear or see anything. Why not use the big LCD displays at the gate??? In the plane they had to restart the computer system as some TVs were not working and it took longer than they said. Toilets were kind of stinky and I could smell them from my seat on row 26. Blankets are way too thin for the blasting AC."

Pros: "crew was very respectful and kind"
Cons: "Flight was moved to a different gate, then delayed. We were given the absolute last seat in the plane that could not recline- not the seats I had selected before hand."

Pros: "Attendants were cheerful and extremely courteous."
Cons: "Legroom but that's because we can't afford 1st class. Hahahaha"

Pros: "Airplane was good, boarding was fast."
Cons: "Did not have the fruit and cheese plate."

Pros: "Entertainment is now free."
Cons: "This was the fourth first class leg of our overall trip and the first three flights on Delta were great. The attendants were pleasant and even fun. I have allergies and requested a special meal on all legs. No problem on the first three flights. All attendants approached me to confirm my allergy and the special meal. They were very polite. But on this flight, the attendant didn't speak with me about it at all. She tried to give me the regular meal. When I explained I needed an allergy free meal (mind you this was first class), I was told I could not get it and got no apology or other accommodation. Her attitude was take it or leave it. I found this interesting since on two of the other flights an announcement was made about another passenger with an allergy to peanuts so no one could have them on the flights and the attendants were very concerned."

Cons: "Need more legroom"

Pros: "Loved everything, the meal was good, spacious seats and friendly staff."

Cons: "One of the men working the desk at the gate was rude & condescending to me. The other gate agent who was having us board (he was an ethnic man) was friendly & excellent."

Pros: "Pilot was hot."
Cons: "4 hour maintenance delay. Arrived at 2 am, after boarding a different plane."

Pros: "Ditto from above"
Cons: "Ditto from above"

Pros: "Flight was the best we sat right behind first class so it wasn't a long wait to deplane. In flight entertainment was great to with a wide selection of movies to watch"
Cons: "Nothing was bad about the flight sorry"

Pros: "Great crew and aircraft"

Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "No food. Only snacks and very good snacks"

Pros: "Again, despite poor flight schedule I made it on my connecting flight and it all worked out in the end."
Cons: "Again, Kayak should allow at least 2 hours of transfer time when booking flights through LAX. I had to go from one terminal to another AND go through immigration and security. In order to make sure I had enough time to make the connecting flight, I didn't check in my luggage which lead to me having to minimize liquids and pastes in my luggage (no vanilla extract or tequila). Also while making the transfer I felt rushed and stressed out. I might search for tickets using Kayak but I would not buy tickets directly from Kayak if my route involves a transfer at an airport that I am not familiar with."

Pros: "On time and very smooth boarding"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Good service once I finally got on a plane."
Cons: "The alternative routing after my missed connection was not good and would have resulted in a very long travel day on a comparatively ill-equipped aircraft. So I stayed in Amsterdam on my own dime to take the same direct flight one day later."

Pros: "Good experience given that it was a long flight."
Cons: "How about meal service on the 5hr flight from Atlanta to Portland? The food for purchase options left much to be desired."

Pros: "The boarding agent took the scattered seat assignments of out party of six and got us all co-located - of her own initiative. I really appreciated that."

Pros: "On time, new airplane and good entertainment system"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See abo e"

Pros: "Crew was excellent, caring and personable."
Cons: "My seat's video monitor didn't work properly, despite crews attempts to reset it. Movie or anything was frozen at the advertisement. Worst part of flight was no ones fault--heavy snow conditions caused 1 1/2 hour back-up for de-icing. Only other complaint I also noticed on my last Delta flight--the volume on the captain's announcements needs to be turned up. Hard to hear much of what he said. His explanation of de-icing, and how it might cause an odor or even haziness in the cabin was very helpful so that I didn't worry when the odor happened. I do like Delta very much."

Cons: "Seating is too crowded"

Pros: "I liked that I had a vacant seat next to me."
Cons: "Small, narrow seats and way too cramped. Absolutely no leg room or much space to the seat in front. Terrible for a long haul international flight compared to other airlines. No free alcohol on an international flight!"

Cons: "We still haven’t left Dayton."

Pros: "Crew was nice and professional."
Cons: "Freezing, one hour wait on the tarmac before takeoff meant one hour delayed arrival. No TVs in seats, no meals on six hour flight."

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: "Ticket was never issued."

Cons: "Flight was late"

Cons: "Had terrible seats with no reclines and near the bathroom. They charge extra for better seats, they should offer something in return for below average seats."

Pros: "The pilot was very apologetic about being delayed but we were able to catch the flight because it was delayed for about more than 2 hours."
Cons: "It was cold in the beginning of the flight. We were delayed at the first flight and when we got to the gate there were no one available at the gate to check us in. We had to go to customer service to get on board."

Pros: "Flight crew was pleasant and efficient. Everything was on time."
Cons: "Cramped seats with zero leg room."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled and our party was stuck for 2 days without a returning flight."

Pros: "Got to see The Shape of Water from DFW to PDX in advance of the Oscars! Nice clear image and sound. Thanks American, you've upped your game from a few years back!"

Cons: "My check in bag it’s lost got wrong boarding pass even when I told them I had electronic boarding pass on my phone. Really disappointed with this."

Pros: "Everything, crew, plane was clean, service was better than the previous international flight. Nont"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Mechanical issues caused a 75 minute delay in taking off."
Cons: "Several delays"

Pros: "I liked the way the Pilot (Captain) addressed the passengers before and after the flight."
Cons: "The wait at the customer service counter in the terminal at LAX."

Pros: "All went well"

Pros: "It was a pleasant surprise to be given a boxed Snack on our overnight flight from Kona to Dallas."
Cons: "The ride was a little bumpy but not too bad. Can’t think of much we didn’t like."

Pros: "I like how quick and efficient the boarding and check in process was."
Cons: "I just wish that if I paid a little more for seats I should get more comfortable and roomier seats is all. Don’t make the seats sit so upright."

Pros: "Nothing. Had a family emergency"
Cons: "I had a family emergency and had to buy a ticket to Pittsburgh to get home instead of going to Portland."

Cons: "American completely missed the mark. AA did not successfully change our reservation when the initial leg of our trip was delayed by an hour due to a fuel issue, which caused us to miss your connection in Chicago. Since American partners with Alaskan Airlines, American should have changed my reservations with regards to Alaska Airlines, but they failed to do that. I stood at the Alaskan Airlines counter as the plane left the gate with our empty seats because there was not a ticket. American Airlines did not change a reservation successfully and so although we had boarding passes with our names and seats and the flight number, the plane left without us. I was stranded and Seattle airport at midnight with a child and an infant with one diaper and one bottle left and it was a terrible experience with American Airlines. I do not recommend flying American they cannot get it together when problems happen with delays."

Pros: "We really enjoyed our flights with American Airlines. From the counter to the stop on the plane everyone was great to work with and very friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

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: "The agent at the desk helped seat us together after our disastrous 1st flight. Crew was friendly & upbeat, great service."
Cons: "Old plane No entertainment No place to plug in/charge devices."

Pros: "Flight attendants were polite and friendly during beverage and snack service Seats were clean and recently reupholstered"
Cons: "Two people got removed from the flight for seemingly no particular reason prior to departure, and looked quite unhappy although there were no strong words. Very small seat pitch Long delays for maintenance and runway Annoying ads for AA credit card over the intercom prior to landing No USB ports"

Pros: "Comfortable first class seats for a regional airline, although no food or entertainment. Flight attendants were great, very friendly and they checked up on us often. On time departure and early arrival. American Airlines has always been great for me. Will be back"
Cons: "No food in first class, but it was only a 2 hr flight on a regional"

Pros: "Flight was moved from Philadelphia to Dalllas...no problem"
Cons: "scanty food from Dallas to Porltand"

Pros: "The boarding was super fast as well as exiting, WOW!"

Pros: "Boarding was very quick, they called the groups quickly with no lag time in between."
Cons: "I think this was the most cramped airplane I have been on. It was so uncomfortable and I would think that they would take this into consideration since it was a red eye flight."

Pros: "I got there safe and there was some entertainment"
Cons: "seats small and not real comfortable."

Pros: "All connections-smooth"

Cons: "Only airline we flew that didn’t have pre boarding for families with small children."

Pros: "We did not take this flight when its schedule was moved back, instead taking one LHR-SEA that would get us home at a reasonable hour."
Cons: "The change by British Air in flight departure/arrival times. The resulting adjustment was costly and we were unable to get "extra" seating on the long leg of the trip by the time we were notified of the changes."

Cons: "There is no legroom in coach. I am six foot seven and my knees cram against the seat in front of me to the point my legs go numb."

Pros: "Plane was good. Not jammed too tightly to be comfortably."
Cons: "Plane was late leaving. Baggage took a ridiculous amount of time to come down."

Pros: "quiet dark plane, gave blankets for overnight flight. Got placed in an exit seat free of charge."
Cons: "Crew member was 20 min late and they would not let us board until he got there. Ended up making the flight 30 minutes late and I almost missed my connection. They didn't update us saying he was on his way or anything, just that we were "still waiting." No entertainment was visible from my seat either."

Pros: "No individual screens to watch. Get with the times for long flights !"

Pros: "We moved due to job change and American would not work with us to Change a reservation."

Pros: "The staff were all quite polite and helpful"
Cons: "the boarding process is chaotic. No one pays attention to the boarding numbers and it's just a big, pushing, shoving mess. I'd like to see a little more use of the system to keep.people more orderly."

Cons: "our flight was delayed, and no other options"

Pros: "On schedule and met all my expectations."
Cons: "No complaints."

Cons: "No complaints."

Cons: "Boarding seemed extremely unorganized. Crew skipped group 2 when calling groups to board, resulting in a mad rush."

Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "My luggage was lost!!! People were sympathetic but no apologies or compensation Also, we were forced to pay extra for our seats before we were able to print boarding passes. My husband and I were not able to sit together which was upsetting to me."

Pros: "I made it safe to the mainland"
Cons: "We had some Change of plans and we're going to just get off in Phoenix and not take it straight to San Diego, we called American they said no big deal they would ticket our bags to Phoenix, got to the airport and the American Airlines gal stated in no way shape or form could they do that, I tried explaining the whole situation and her response always ended in 'and your bags will be in San Diego'. By the grace of God we were able to cram two checked bags worth of stuff into our carry ons which I still do not know how we did that, and were fine. On the flight we had a decently nice lady and a horrible male. When passing out drinks he seemed almost irritated that we had asked for water and rudely gave it to us which was room temperature. He totally skipped the lady in the row with us and got irritated when she asked for a water as well."

Pros: "Nothing unexpected happened"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Narrow seats . No plug in for music or phone .. Bare minimum for same cost as better flight"

Cons: "Booked flights together yet sat apart.. kid kicking back of away just uncomfortable"

Cons: "Terminal at LAX requires a bus."

Pros: "Arrived 25 min EARLY for a change!"

Cons: "Cancelled and put me on a flight over a day later with no hotel voucher"

Pros: "Crew was nice including those helping with boarding. Smooth ride."
Cons: "Limited snack options."

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."

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

Pros: "Nice flight crew served Illy coffee as a delightful beverage surprise Overnight flight was smooth and restful On-time departure and early arrival exceeded our expectations"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Friendly flight attendant"
Cons: "Long walk to gate"

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: "Drinks"
Cons: "Absence of entertainment"

Cons: "Cramped aisle with very little room. Not the most pleasant crew. They served no food as it was an overnight flight."

Pros: "Not much. We did arrive alive, which is the best part of it."
Cons: "First flight of the day took off late because of a mechanical issue. Couldn't they fix it during the night?"

Cons: "Flights from SMF to ORD to IND included on board flight entertainment at no cost. Flight from IND to ORD it was included. However from ORD back to SMF there was a fee. For the amount of money paid for the flight and for someone on a tight budget, this was extremely disappointing."

Cons: "Customer service was terrible. I was told I was not their customer and they wouldn't help me. When the agents sent me away for the 2nd time, after promising to hold the door, I returned and the agent closed it in my face."

Pros: "same as obove"
Cons: "same as above"

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: ""Dish Network TV" $7 for every 2 hours, if you don't pay they just repeat the add in front of you for the entire flight. So greedy. This is why Delta is so much better. Tons of movies, newer, and FREE. United Airlines is terrible."

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."

Pros: "Smaller plane enhanced comfort"
Cons: "Did not use entertainment app"

Pros: "Close gate our connection."
Cons: "More trouble and delay on take off."

Cons: "Very noisy!! A dog whinned the whole time. Flight attendants were ok."

Pros: "Nothing delay"
Cons: "Mahor delay and tarmac issue refund immideate"

Pros: "Quick flight, beautiful day, interesting company sitting next to me very pleasant flight."
Cons: "The flight was overbooked and they were offering vouchers for later flights, wasn't a bad thing, though, I'd have done it."

Pros: "Bigger plane more smooth ride the pizza was excellent"
Cons: "The running to the next plane in 15 min because of the delay the landing was hard"

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

Pros: "Landing and leaving"
Cons: "I paid extra money for a better seat and it was crowded and uncomfortable. When I walked back there were plenty of more comfortable seats empty!!! I wasted $80!!!"

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "After sitting on the tarmac for over an hour we were told by the pilot that we had to go back to the gate to get more fuel! All this because the plane's computer did not agree with the central computer. So: 1) Why didn't the pilot check and fix this discrepancy at the gate? 2) Why did it take more than hour for them to decide what to do? 3) Why did the pilot and cabin crew take over an hour to inform us what was going on? There were many angry people on this flight, including me."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Hard landing, puking passenger that started at boarding til landing. Bags were smashed up, that's just the beginning."

Cons: "Small plane, seated in very back row, unable to tilt seats back. no food no service."

Pros: "Newer planes"
Cons: "More and better snacks, should provide pillows"

Pros: "The seats on the E175 were more comfortable than those on other RJs."

Cons: "Our seats and boarding passes were given to two other people! How can someone else board a plane with our names on the boarding passes?!"

Pros: "the customer service rep was very professional and helped us out."
Cons: "my girlfriend and I were removed from the plane. she had received troubling news from her family that kept stacking on, not to mention we were tired from traveling all day thanks to delays making us miss our flights. and when we gestured for an attendant to come by, light dark skin, facial hair, glasses. he had customer service come by and we reiterated the question if we decided we would like to get off the plane would it be possible to receive a voucher for the flight. but we told him that we were just trying to consider options and we were good to go, and the customer service told us that the attendant did not feel comfortable with us on the plane, and that my girlfriend reached out and touched him and he did not feel safe. we never even raised our hands our eye brows. they caused us all kinds of hell, we couldn't get another flight till 2210, they embarrassed and humiliated my girlfriend because she was crying. unacceptable."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Getting to my destination on time."
Cons: "Hate LAX. Hate the empowered TSA. LAX seems to be forever under construction. Avoid if possible."

Pros: "Flight was delayed an hour, so they didn't charge for TV."
Cons: "Flight "attendant" bumped into my shoulder every time she walked by. Splashed with liquids (ice/soda) multiple times by the flight "attendant" running the drink cart, then they skipped past me when it came my turn for a drink. Very cramped cabin."

Pros: "Everything else was fine"
Cons: "For such a long flight and quite expensive some food should be provided. I have never flown before like that (over hundreds of overseas flights) and had NO FOOD given at all."

Cons: "not offered any break on food or beverage, or wifi."

Pros: "Flight from LA to Sacramento was one hour delayed! No heartfelt apology, almost like this happens all the time."

Cons: "We're treated like livestock!"

Pros: "being group 3, yet row 30. Not being cramped. being with an actual United flight crew (instead of a Sky West)."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "6 hour delay in SFO is apparently not unusual. Gate agent tells us that they will always bump that flight for other western regional airport since SMF doesn't have a curfew. United could care less and not transparent. And then they have the gull to tell us it was weather related. There was no bad weather anywhere in the western US that day! I tracked the plane backwards online and it never left Cali all day. United lies to shift blame away from their decision to screw all those on that flight. Advise: If you have this connection skip it, rent a car in SFO and drive to SMF. You will be to the good many hours."

Cons: "On April 15 we flew from Sacramento to Basel, via Los Angeles and Munich. We did exactly what we were told re reserving seats. We were told to call 23 hrs. in advance to reserve seats. When we tried to follow directions, we were not able to check in. Without checking in, we could not reserve seats. After numerous phone calls, to various numbers, we were not able to check in or reserve seats. By continuing to ask questions, to try and understand, we were told we were "under airport control". This was an "at random" situation and online check in was not available. Only 5 minutes earlier, we were still being instructed to check in online! We had never heard of this. I contacted a neighbor, who flies often internationally and within the U.S. He said it had happened to him once. He agreed that driving to the airport in Sacramento was a wise decision. This is not what we wanted to be doing 1 day before departure. At Sacramento we found a kind gentleman who saw our dilemma and checked us in as a favor. We saw assigned seats. He suggested we request to improve our seats the following travel day. It was a very challenging morning. As I tried to improve our seating the following day I was told, by airport staff, that this happened because we booked through Kayak? Rather with an attitude that we should have booked differently. This was a vacation we had looked forward to for years. I worked hard at not letting this difficult start damage my trip. Upon arrival in Amsterdam, I tried to learn more, to prevent a similar situation on the way home."

Pros: "Brought us safe to Hawaii and back home home."
Cons: "My brother accidentally left his passport, ring and chain inside the plain which was very expensive and he called after he noticed he didn't have it with him. He left it inside of the pocket holder of the seat on the plain where the magazine are. He called and was told nothing was there. On our way back home, the flight was delayed 3 1/2 hours behinds. At no moment did the co pilot excused himself nor did he apologized for the the delay. We deserved at least a free meal or some kind of compensation. Instead, the pilot and flight attendants just told us to rich it because we had to leave to L.A! We (8) family members came and this includes an elderly person (my mother who has been fighting cancer for about 2 years, along with diabetes) came to see her grandaughter get married. Now they were rushing her as well? Uncalled for. Now my other brother and his family which was a party of 10 on another flight, also flew to Hawaii. Now that alone tells you how much money was spent. The stay in Hawaii was amazing! We would visit again but the way we were treated on this airline, I don't think we would fly again and choose this airline. To be honest, not even recommend it. I'm ashamed to let others know such as friends and co workers know of this airline's service. To top it off one flight attendant was very rude! She saw us when she handed the other passengers pretzels and skipped my mother, my sister and I. I asked her nicely if we may have some and told her she had skipped us. She said, "I did?" Came back with 6 bags of thenm and was like, "Here!" Like shoving them to me. I felt humiliated! I didn't say anything because I didn't want to embarrass her. But it was extremely rude!!! I read some reviews and I guess it's normal on your end to be the way you treat your customers. We even asked before abording from Hawaii to L.A, what can you do to make up for all this and we were told, "nothing could". So ashamed."

Pros: "As above"
Cons: "As above"

Pros: "Everyone was kind and professional."
Cons: "There was one guy helping me with my boarding pass who was rude."

Cons: "Nothing. Every thing was great. The best flight attendants I had in a long time."

Cons: "I had round trip from Sacramento to Cancun, the staffs service was poor, there are even no greeting and smiling when I every time checked in. That is really bad experience with united airline"

Pros: "It was good to be in Houston for a brief moment!!"

Pros: "Flight was on time"

Pros: "Enjoyed it"

Cons: "Delayed flight. Missed connecting flight. Desk attendant was rude about it. Not a frequent flyer so never had that happen before. Says free wifi on flight but passengers couldn't connect. I won't fly on this airline again."

Pros: "The flight was short and on time."
Cons: "Patronizing flight attendant"

Pros: "I surprisingly had a great trip. United has always been my least favorite airline when I get to choose, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the trip went."

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