Same comment as before. Should not be part of skyteam. Alitlia is way below standard for that group of stellar airlines. Staff is unfriendly, delivers poor service and do not make you feel welcome on board. Food is good. Only water not other drinks available. No garbage college during flight or before landing. Entertaining is so so and the bathrooms are dirty.
It took an hour for our luggage to arrive on the carousel. Everything else was fine. But I’ve never had to wait so long for my luggage. At the end of a very long travel day it was not what I would have hoped for.
Cons: "I dont know WHY Delta changed my flight with ALIITALIA, but, DON'T DO IT DELTA. The check in process took an hour, not talking about the line, the ACTUAL checkin at the counter. I couldn't complete my web checkin at the AliItalia web site. Landed in JFK, still sucks as an airport, nobody helps, nobody explains anything, very poor signs and instructions, Global Entry kiosk are hard to spot. My connection ticket didn't have the TSA/PRECHECK legend, went to AliItalia counter, the lady at AliItalia barely said anything when I asked for help with that, her immediate answer was to disengage and sent me to another terminal "to talk to Delta". She didn't explain or didn't want to give an explanation until I started to act as an already 9hr30min flight frustrated customer in a very old, very poor plane with poor food service. Again, I bought an over $1,000 ticket with DELTA, NOT ALIITALIA, if Delta send people with their "partners" at least make sure that they are taken care of properly."
Pros: "Very uncomfortable seats and careless crew"
Cons: "The worst food and service ever. Very disappointed"
Pros: "the “salad” lunch before landing was excellent"
Cons: "a cleaner plane and the second lavatory upfront was minuscule"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "All tables in economy class are broken for both flights - tables sit on you lap. Plane is very old with very small tv screens"
Cons: "sat on the tarmac for 3 hours because the pilot was late."
Cons: "The check process was ridiculous. There not enough room in the box for me to explain my experience but the ticket agent lied to me, said he couldn't take my bag until I got a paper receipt and boarding pass from a kiosk despite having had pre-paid for my bag and digital boarding pass. 25 mins wasted"
Pros: "Reliable - on time - good service - made up time for a late departure"
Cons: "All Good stuff"
Pros: "The crew was great. Honestly, they remembered my face and greeted me when I saw them that night in the hotel."
Cons: "I can't think of anything. I had great service on the ground and in the air. All the personnel were kind and helpful."
Pros: "Amount of food!"
Cons: "Quality of food!"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Food was not good"
Pros: "The seat was horribly crunched, especially for the 6'4" guy sitting next to me"
Cons: "the only complaint is the inadequate space in the seat for 9 hours. In the connection flight from Detroit to Denver I sat in Comfort + and it was great."
Cons: "The customs and border inspection station in Atlanta is an absolute disaster."
Pros: "Crew was good. It was great to be able to watch a movie, TV, or play a game to pass the time."
Cons: "More let room when someone puts back their seat."
Pros: "Pre-Boarding was very good"
Cons: "Meal service and trash pickup was poor. When meals were served, within 15 minutes food tray pickup was rushed making me feel like I had to cram the food down my throat. I did not and there was no further trash pickup for several hours. I initiated the attendant lamp and no crew responded."
Pros: "The A/C worked, that's about all"
Cons: "Old plane, no entertainment in head rests, had to use iPad not the same movies to choose from. Seats were so uncomfortable."
Cons: "Better screens for in-flight movies. More legroom or upgrade options."
Pros: "Everything except lack of internet connection AFTER paying $19.95"
Cons: "Not getting internet after paying $19.95"
Cons: "Even vegetarian Hindu food was ordered over the phone. We're presented non veg food. When asked about the non veg food we were told that we dint order. Lie right away. Alitalia members showed worst and discrimination based behavior. Very rude. Won't travel on Alitalia in future"
Pros: "The entire process was easy and seamless. The flight staff was professional and accommodating. Free liquor. Great food."
Pros: "Microphone in seat 31 E (isle seat) did not work. It has a short in it."
Cons: "Very cramped for overseas flight Coffee is never hot, never served in timely fashion"
Cons: "Nice pillows, eye covers"
Pros: "Snacks, drink, and spacious leg room in emergency exit row. Friendly and helpful crew."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "We flew Delta from Rome to Atlanta. Everyone was very accommodating and we had no problem with our tickets"
Pros: "The plane was newer and the flight itself was good"
Cons: "Poor service onboard. Flight attendants showed little care and were curt. Ordered halal meal but were given vegetarian. It was bland and tasteless. My wife ordered drinks that never came. The armrests were stationary adding to the discomfort. Unfortunate how the international service experience is so much worse than domestic."
Pros: "Cornell and Dorothy and the other flight attendants were the BEST! Cornell actually welcomed each passenger as they came onboard. Dorothy modeled the emergency info in such a graceful way... that you chose to pay attention because she made you feel secure. My colleagues and I have all agreed to fly Delta again ( specifically the Atlanta/ Milwaukee flight) Because of these courteous, caring, and professional people!"
Pros: "Nice crew, no delays"
Cons: "About 7 of 8 crew staff was ladies in their 60’s. Grumpy old women. In case of emergency I would help to help them instead of crew members helping me off the plane."
Cons: "Stood by as people blocked aisle during boarding, making snide comments. Instead, the two should have assisted & encouraged the passengers to step out of the aisle & move along. Was very cold hit call light fir blanket. No response for 10 min so went to the bs k of plane where the crew was chatting & eating. When I asked about blanket, they didn’t look fir any & said they didn’t have any unopened. Upon leaving big plane, I saw a stack of about 5 packaged blankets in the front. Just rude & lazy older crew. Time for a different job fir them"
Pros: "Once we boarded the plane, we still had to wait for the pilots to arrive and then for them to run through their pre-flight checking before we could get underway."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and the departure gate moved at the Atlanta airport 3 times to 3 different concourses before we were finally able to depart around 1 hour later than scheduled."
Pros: "2 Delta employers went out of their way to address our messed up situation and make sure we got home without robbing us blind."
Pros: "That I was able to sit next to my husband"
Cons: "Everything else."
Pros: "Someone was sitting in our sit. But put us in three sit so happy . She was so nice lady"
Pros: "Delta Studio"
Cons: "Food choices were not appetizing."
Pros: "Very comfortable plane, 4 snack choices, friendly crew."
Cons: "It was all good, except that the charging stations were difficult to figure out since they were out of sight under the seats. I had to have the flight attendant plug in my charger."
Pros: "Nothing more than expected."
Cons: "Food could be improved."
Pros: "It was wonderful to have a non-stop from Rome to Atlanta. The flight was comfortable and punctual. The in-flight entertainment was very good and helped pass the long flight."
Cons: "I liked the complimentary beverage service and many meal and snack interludes, although the food was sub par, especially the snack. I don't know how you can mess up crackers, but they were terrible, even slathered with the accompanying marinara. Also not sure that I ever met a shortbread cookie I didn't like until this trip; why lace it with artificial strawberry flavor?"
Cons: "Flight was completely full and I was seated next to someone who required TWO seat belt extenders! I was so uncomfortable, they were sitting on top of me, couldn't even put down the arm rest. The flight attendant said there was nothing they could do."
Cons: "Hello allow upgrades to first class if they're available even when the flight takes off -on my flight in to Atlanta the pump three people up to first class and love them to sit in on my flight home to sit still empty what's up with that ?"
Cons: "Not having a seat assignment until arriving at the gate."
Pros: "2 seats by windows, rather than 3, and the roominess plus ease of using the media tv screen and options. the beverage options and food options were plentiful as well as good quality."
Pros: "Friendly crew, on time"
Cons: "A little bit chaotic when they loaded two planes at the same time in a very tight space in Amsterdsm but this was most likey an airport soecific design issue and not a KLM issue. The flight was as good as can be expected fir an international flight. The staff was great"
Pros: "The crew."
Cons: "The time between flights."
Pros: "Almost everything, especially the crew."
Cons: "Don’t feel like anything should be better to be honest"
Pros: "The crews were pretty great!"
Cons: "The regulating of the temperature."
Pros: "Planes were on time and connections made."
Cons: "One bag delayed as not put on flight and food could be better."
Pros: "Fantastic gate agents!"
Cons: "The food was terrible."
Pros: "The bed was comfortable. Entertainment selection and large TV screen was good. The KLM crew is amazing, as usual."
Cons: "Food quality was not so good."
Pros: "The flight crew was so friendly and the food was really good."
Cons: "Dozens of high school students screaming and climbing onto seats, crew did not intervene."
Pros: "My seat"
Cons: "My suitcase wasn’t in the plane. 8 hours in the plane and no one offered us water. We had to look for flight attendant. Entertainment wasn’t great not too many choices and quality of screens was poor"
Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful. Moved me up front in the plane so I could make my connection."
Cons: "Not having to walk outside in Edinbur4gh to board the flight."
Pros: "KLM was a great experience compared to Airitalia. The food was good, the flight attendants were very helpful."
Cons: "I called for a crew member 5 times and waited 25 minutes for anyone to help me with just some water. I had to get up and go to the very back of the plane to ask for some water. The plane was hot and no air to be found. This was all after we had to get back off the plane before takeoff. It was terrib"
Pros: "Smooth and faster than expected trip. I felt free to get up and walk around on this long flight. Food was good. I sat in seat with extra leg room for the first time and it was worth it"
Pros: "Light snack and complementary wine"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, landing at vce took an additional 10 minutes due to no one at the jet way. Luggage service was very slow"
Cons: "Check in at Berlin was extremly slow. Staff was very unprofessional and not very friendly."
Pros: "Crew was awesome"
Pros: "We were fed a nice pasta meal and offered drinks twice. They also gave a muffin for desert. The flight attendants were very nice and attentive with cheerful smiles. I wish every airline had service this good!"
Cons: "Boarding was confusing and disorganized"
Pros: "He missed it due to having a 32 minute layover, which he ran all the way to board."
Cons: "he had no choice but to look at the closed door of his flight, and wait an additional 7 hours and they didn't even give him a voucher for food. I'm his mother, I'm currently visiting family in Scotland, so couldn't help him much. I'm pretty disgusting and disappointed by the whole experience."
Pros: "Booked extra room seat which gave me good room for seating"
Pros: "All cabin crew were courteous. Refreshments were light. Check stuff were helpful, they did devise that the flight was full and due to space hand luggage would prefer to be put in hold free of charge. We did not have any problem with this. Plane was clean."
Cons: "Service was a little slow going through the gate, it seemed to take a while for everyone to get on board."
Pros: "Flight crew; legroom even in cheap seats."
Cons: "Exceptionally unhelpful customer service when asking about extra kilos/bags. Just quoted the online info back at us. We simply wanted to know how much would be charged if the bag was 1-2kgs overweight. We could not get a straight answer, just quoted the unclear company policy. Extremely frustrating and annoying. KLM offer a superior flight experience - it is a shame their terrestrial customer servic does not match it!"
Pros: "Very friendly crew"
Cons: "una valija se perdió. Eso desató el descontrol que tiene KLM para seguir el equipaje. No hay como hacer tracking. No hay un teléfono a donde hablar, la web está desactualizada y con información equivocada. Direccionan a usar canales de twitter y facebook que no responden. Primer experiencia en KLM y no pienso nunca más usar esta aerolínea. Llevar el equipaje o resolver un problema sobre valijas es de lo más básico de una aerolínea y no lo hacen."
Pros: "had problems checking in , in that I was charged for a suitcase! I have since checked my paper work and found thad that I had paid for a case! I will follow this up when I return to the UK"
Pros: "Crew was courteous and polite! Entertainment system had some great movies at no additional cost."
Cons: "Poor communication between delta, KLM and Air France meant that I couldn’t check in online and get a digital boarding pass. Furthermore I couldn’t use the check-in kiosks because my name was listed as Reidmr instead of Reid, which meant that my boarding pass did not match my passport. Overall this caused unnecessary delays that were compounded by the fact that I couldn’t use my TSA precheck. My main problem on the plane was that I had to struggle to get water served to me. It’s always so dry on planes and I would have liked to be able to get more than one tiny glass of water at a time. Also, would have loved a window at my window seat. Plus no WIFI!?"
Pros: "Flight crew was pleasant and attentive. Seats were comfortable for economy as well. We were allowed to check in extra baggage for free at check in which really helped since we would be catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam"
Pros: "I really like the spaciousness, the plug ins and general service"
Cons: "I have a dairy allergy but had no option to prepurchase a dairy free meal. It made for a very unenjoyable flight as I couldn't eat anything they had. What was worse was after I told them of my situation they said they understood and had a meal that would do but there was cheese, yogurt, milk chocolate, etc."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "No negative"
Pros: "Jet airways flight till mumbai"
Cons: "Poor legspace in Klm flight till Amsterdam"
Cons: "Terrible service in flight and customer service wise .. app functionality was below"
Cons: "One of the senior stewardesses we're very rude. Whether it's her personal opinion or KLM's policy, it's unreasonable to think that a 3 years old child could or should hold her pipi over 20 minutes, while they slowly and inefficiently trying to give out food. Several parents were there with the request to let us through to the toilet with small children and she smiled in our face and said "no, we will finish first and than you can go". She might be not fit for the job anymore, but KLM can't afford this kind of treatment."
Pros: "Free wee cake."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Pros: "Very friendly and the food and drinks never stopped and no additional charges, a very nice experience over the bargain airlines, free in-flight movies, and entertainment, no cost."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Good flight, we got a nice snack despite it being a short flight, the staff was great."
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and accomodating, plane was clean and boarding amd disembarking was efficiently handled."
Cons: "55 minute delay was not welcome."
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Economy was very tight! Seats were uncomfortable"
Pros: "Special treat for King's Day Friendly crew"
Cons: "15 min late boarding 30 min delay leaving the gate Very little leg room"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Having to pay extra to pick a seat prior to check-in. I didn't, and got a decent seat anyway."
Pros: "Quick and efficient flight. Crew very organized. Great language skills"
Pros: "In general, it was ok"
Cons: "Yet again it was flight delay from KLM side."
Pros: "Flights left on time, arrived ahead of time. Seats comfortable. Baggage arrived quickly. No charge for wine/beer, although I do not imbibe when flying long distance. Food ok for airline food."
Cons: "Unable to pick seats in advance,, were assigned seats that did not recline for 11 hour flight. One bathroom not functioning. Very limited movie choices for inflight entertainment. Seat belts much shorter than other airlines, so very confining, unable to loosen to relax in any position other than sitting straight in seat. In Rome had to check in & go through security at Terminal 5 then get bussed to Terminal 3. Only airport where we had to take out all electronics, including converter plugs, headphones, etc, place in a flimsy clear plastic bag ( that broke ) to go through security. Line to check bags pretty slow for number of passengers. Glad we had plenty of time."
Cons: "My family of five spent a lovely week in Sardinia. Our return flight took us through Rome. We were boarded an hour ahead of departure from Rome for our 10+ hour flight, only to be held on the ground for a one hour delay. Barring equipment malfunction, this is a totally unacceptable way to treat people. Be assured that I will avoid Rome in the future if at all possible. I trust that Rome nor Italy need my tourist dollars and there are many lovely other places to spend them. Exceedingly disappointed, Pam Just"
Cons: "KLM sent us to Kiev thru Stambul (Turkey). We have spent 8 hours more on flights."
Pros: "Professionality of the crew, punctuality, comfort. I loved the new Alitalia uniforms."
Cons: "Food was embarassingly awful, almost disgusting. Too limited entertainment choices."
Pros: "Professionality onboard, punctuality"
Cons: "In Bologna, They made me take stuff out of my luggage at check in, because the weight was 26kg instead of 23 kg and I'm even a Fyingblue gold member. Totally ridiculous."
Pros: "the hostess was nice"
Cons: "i was givven a poor seat at the end of the airplane, 2 people slept next to me and for 9 hours i couldnt leve my seat untill the hostess asked me if i needed help"
Boarded and departed on time, arrived early. Due to covid the plane was a widebody (787) so lots of upgrade options available for those that qualify for that sort of thing. Good food, happy cabin crew, good experience.
I made it to gate right before they closed the gates and still got put on the next available flight BUT let two other people go in who were behind me on the line. So disappointed.
This is a very short flight, so there actually wasn't any food or entertainment onboard. Although the pilot had warned of turbulence, the flight actually was quite smooth, especially compared to the VERY turbulent FAT-CHI leg we had just endured.
Pros: "Knowing that the pilot takes out safety seriously is to be commended. Thank you"
Cons: "Not have a breakdown would be nice but I know that breakdowns are unexpected and it’s better to be safe than sorry with our safety. So thank you"
Pros: "Flight attendant very good at updating the passenger"
Cons: "We were delayed because we were waiting on a crew member. It was kind of ridiculous"
Pros: "I suppose we’re grateful for “free entertainment on your own device”."
Cons: "Robust entertainment on a seat-back screen."
Pros: "It was acceptable."
Cons: "Other than at meals, No crew around to distribute water on a 9-10 hour flight. Crew not very nice when we were asking for water. Completely dehydrated on arrival. Ground crew very charming."
Cons: "Why do I continue to subject myself to American Airlines and their horrid equipment, late, delayed or cancelled flights? The ABSOLUTE worst carrier in the country. Without question."
Pros: "Kind crew"
Cons: "The plane felt like it was going to fall apart."
Pros: "Was not long enough"
Pros: "Nothing. It was a miserable 2+ hrs."
Cons: "Work harder at making flying more comfortable for travelers without breaking the bank."
Pros: "Attentive crew, generous drinks"
Cons: "I am not crazy about this plane. I had flat beds, but the ones that face each other in an awkwardly intimate way. Also miss the places to store the things I might need/want on the flight. All I had was the little drawer."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled. Zero accommodations"
Pros: "Pero AA Me conectaron de inmediato al proximo vuelo y logre llegar a mi Cena de Navidad con mi familia.. Gracias"
Cons: "que las distancias dentro de los gates del aeropuerto es muy larga y como no camino rapido perdi mi vuelo..."
Cons: "Delayed 4 hours there, delayed 5 hours on the way back. Messed up plans a bit"
Cons: "Was forced to pay over $100 for my daughters seat since she was assigned one by herself in the back of the plane. Was told I would have choices of other seats that I did not have to pay for but this was not true. Was told at check in 24 hrs before I could get her another seat and not pay. For a 10 hr flight, my tv screen did not work. Staff tried to fix it but were unsuccessful."
Pros: "We did get home. 24 hours late."
Cons: "We got home 24 hours late after sleeping in chairs in Dallas airport."
Pros: "Flight, crew, seats (although we paid extra for them) food were terrific."
Cons: "Nothing negative!"
Cons: "Cramped seats, no great snacks"
Pros: "They were gracious and courteous, the flight attendants. Very nice people."
Cons: "The last seat empty thing was weird but im sure that has to do with some new regulations or something and not the airline itself."
Pros: "I made it home..."
Cons: "Plane was grounded due to mechanical issues, another plane was found and we were able to get home, but 1+ hours after the scheduled arrival."
Cons: "Flight was canceled after being delayed 3 times"
Cons: "There planes are just to tight and the seats are incredibly uncomfortable."
Pros: "Thankful for the pilot..."
Cons: "I'm not a fan of being bribed into credit cards, and the whole class system... Everyone is a human passenger"
Cons: "Food was 100% inedible, I didn’t even bother with the breakfast because the main meal was really really disgusting No in seat entertainment The electrical outlet was not turned in for that section of aircraft"
Pros: "Almost empty in economy"
Cons: "I liked everything"
Cons: "The plane was very old."
Pros: "Returning flight had much more entertainment options. I didn't sleep at all during the flight, which was perfectly fine by me because I didn't want to. The crew did a nice job. Complimentary wine was nice."
Cons: "Hated having to pay extra in order to sit next to my wife on the plane for our honeymoon. It was not clear from the beginning about needing to reserve any kind of seat before most were taken."
Pros: "Nice flight attendant A full can of soda"
Cons: "Board on the tarmac Tiny plane Hardly any overhead storage Had to sit on the taxiway for another 30 min once we landed"
Pros: "Special food is not proper"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth, staff was responsive and we arrived early. Basic flight - not bad and nothing wow."
Cons: "Three gate changes and 45 minute delay. Same happened two years ago"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Always seems to have a delay connecting through DFW, caused me an extra day of parking fee for coming back late."
Pros: "Flight was on time, crew were friendly."
Cons: "Even though paying an extra 82 dollars per seat for emergency exit as i am tall and need the leg room, the seats did not recline. Extra cost, less functionality."
Cons: "I took the bus from Ohare to Gen Mitchell airport because of delay at Ohare. No crew, again."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, at not fault of the crew on board, however the flight attendants did very little to update the passengers on connecting flights and did not try to help in making the connecting flight aware that some passengers would be delayed. I missed my connection by MINUTES (I saw it still taxied at the gate) and they could not hold the plane for 5 passengers connecting. Awful service and procedures."
Pros: "I sat next to a friend I haven't seen in almost a year"
Pros: "The crew did the best they could after 3 delays and having to then get off the plane for another hour while a tire was changed."
Cons: "This entire flight was pretty god awful. The plane itself was the old MD-80 which looks and feels like a museum reject."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "How amazing is it in any service oriented business that the professionals around you provide service with a smile and are attentive to your needs!"
Pros: "I loved how there were screens to pass the time with. I watched a movie the whole way back home and it really made the ride smooth and enjoyable. There were some great movie selections."
Cons: "I had trouble choosing one movie. Too many good movies."
Pros: "We landed 30 minutes early."
Pros: "Nothing stood out"
Cons: "Nothing stood out"
Pros: "The crew moved quickly to get us in the air once we had a plane to get on."
Cons: "I waited in an airport for 10 hours because there wasn't a place to get on. They messed up the schedule then two different planes had problems that made them unsafe. This made me feel uneasy about flying with them at all. Overall not a good experience."
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and give another one to Boston and then to washigton I was 13 hours late"
Pros: "Standard boarding"
Cons: "Once again more delays. Parked on the Tarmac for over half hour until takeoff. Don't know why but thankfully the pilot didn't lie like the previous flight."
Pros: "The food and entertainment were great."
Cons: "The flight could have been on time."
Pros: "The crew was good. The comfort level of the seats were awful. People throw their luggage in the overhead compartment to fit theirs and nobody else. I had to put my backpack in front of me and had absolutely no leg room. The seats were smaller than usual."
Cons: "Serve some pretzels at least."
Pros: "It was comfortable..the food was plentiful, but the chicken wraps were like eating cardboard...ice cream a delight."
Cons: "The chicken wraps were almost unedible..."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by two hours. We missed our connection from Montreal to SFO. Air Canada rebooked us so we flew Montreal to Toronto then Toronto to SFO.. It was nice that Air Canada proactively rebooked people with connections."
Cons: "Grouchy attendants....even though I did my best to stay out of their way or interact positively, they were determined to be brusque and uncooperative. I understand they have a tough job to do, but pushing past people who are in the process of getting out of their way (even holding a baby!) is uncalled for. This happened not once, but 3 or 4 times in the course of the flight to my traveling companion and me."
Pros: "airline hostess were friendly and positive"
Cons: "food - seats tight"
Pros: "The movie collection is pretty decent. The food is decent and they provided snacks, etc as well. The stars is nice and I saw them helping out the parents who flied with small toddlers."
Cons: "There was 40 mins delayed because there is Toronto flight canceled and they tried to reroute those people to our flight. But a lot of these people have connection flights and we have to run through the long connections platform to get to the other side as well as go through the customs because it's the point of entry back from Rome."
Pros: "I got an aisle seat"
Cons: "Unable to use washroom as both units on our aisle were disabled. When crossing the walkway to get to the washroom on the other side, one customer sitting on that row said we cannot pass. She even stretched out her leg to touch the wall in front in order to block passages. She must also be upset as a result of the disabled washrooms. Food was really sub standard. Breakfast was a so called chicken sandwich that looks like a cherry pie from McDonald. I got water spilled over me when water was poured for my neighbor customer. My jacket, pants and even right sock were all wet Crew did not apologize even when I asked for napkins to help dry my clothes. Very unprofessional. He should have used a tray to hold the cup when he"
Pros: "Boarding was quick. Crew were good."
Cons: "We left Rome over an hour late due to a computer problem that had to be reset. The pods in business class were the old style and not very comfortable for sleeping."
Pros: "Comfortable flight, decent movies and food"
Cons: "tight seats, charge for food"
Pros: "Leg room was good"
Cons: "Video screen"
Pros: "The ice cream and the one woman in customer service that actually seemed to care."
Cons: "My husband and I were flying to Italy, on the first leg of our flight neither of our screens worked so we had six hours with no entertainment. They gave us a card to make it up to us but (wisely) don't tell you what it is for. It turned out to be for 10% off your next flight if you book it through their website within a year. Useless. On our return flight we were delayed on the tarmac for over an hour with no air conditioning, they originally said they were waiting for a signature but then said that there was something wrong with the engines that help us take off, then the cabin filled with a fuel smell, then they said they had brought the wrong item for the repair and we were waiting for the correct one. When we finally took off my husband's screen didn't work yet again and this was a 9 hour flight. The flight attendant said that some of the screens hadn't worked for a while ( probably cheaper to hand out useless discounts than to fix them.). We received another 10% off card, which we cannot combine or transfer, again useless. We missed our connection because of the delay, they booked us on another flight but because they didn't tell us that we had to pick up our luggage or where (it was on a different carousel than the rest of the luggage from our flight) and that we had to go through customs we (and many others) missed that flight too. We finally got a flight out the next morning and they put us up at a hotel. We both had to miss another day of work and it was quite an ordeal. My husband's screen worked for almost all of that last flight before it seized up. We didn't bother to report it that time since another 10% off coupon wasn't going to do us any good. Overall it is concerning that Air Canada doesn't seem to be maintaining their planes in optimal condition and that their idea of compensation involves them making even more money from me. Never again."
Pros: "The service on the flight was fine."
Cons: "Wasn't able to check in to my flight before hand, so I had to wait in line to get checked in at the airport -- stressful!"
Cons: "When boarding the plane in Rome, there was not rhyme or reason. Seats towards the back should have been urged to use the back stairs. Two way traffic down the aisle of a plane does not work with suitcases, backpacks, etc, in tow."
Pros: "- On time performance - Friendly crew - Comfortable flights"
Cons: "- Lengthy check-in. We waited one hour in line to check-in. - Flight had no access to a gate. Boarding done through tarmac and buses."
Pros: "Good legroom in economy"
Pros: "Going through customs and immigration in Canada before returning to the US is very convenient and saves time after you land."
Pros: "Flights were on time and all flight staff very nice and courteous. Planes were clean."
Cons: "On rerun fights had delays leaving. The flight from Toronto to Columbus did not have a bathroom to use Had used trash in the seat pockets on all flights. On the flight from Toronto was sitting by emergency exit door and flight attendant said to read the instructions located I seat pocket but there were none ."
Pros: "The sag wagon ride, all be it short as the major length of walk not available to assistance.la"
Cons: "Lay out design of terminal, nearly missed initial flight to Copenhagen from Toronto- due to no assistance to navigate through terminal, needed ride but only wheel chair available, but not in time to catch flight. Toronto to MKE- The 5 gate changes, and watching 2 previous flights 40 minutes late with multiple gate changes, plane with flat tire and gasoline leak, not confidence building. Plane very small,tightly seated in back row without ability to recline, directly across from bathroom in which the door kept flying open and a women emerged to state some issue with toilet."
Cons: "4 hour delay without proper warning, not announced until I reached the airport ( I did check before)"
Pros: "Food is okay. No delay on time flight I enjoyed it"
Cons: "So far nothing flight attendants are very nice"
Pros: "Media on plane selection was great. (Best with less greasy finger prints)"
Cons: "Any type of line or zones. Fill front then back to front?? Kids first? I still resent the handkerchief guy who sat around then cut into position ahead of people who had stood and waited for a lot longer!! Including me!"
Pros: "I really enjoyed the amount of food we got. Especially for the long flight we had. Chicken , snack and then a wrap. Very good. Please continue this."
Cons: "The seat in front didn't have the foot rest and it was really uncomfortable. Anyway to make the seat go back a bit more would be ideal , other then that the flight was great. Crew was very helpful and friendly"
Pros: "I appreciated the varied entertainment options available for such a long flight."
Cons: "The cabin was absolutely freezing! Everyone in the area I was seated was complaining, wearing coats and blankets and still very uncomfortable. The crew was surly and not at all helpful. The flight was very, very late, which caused me to miss my connecting flight in Toronto. If that were an isolated incident, I would be able to look past it, but every leg of the trip I took was late. The boarding process in Rome was so completely unorganized, it was like being in a giant herd pressed against one another and nobody could move to allow the boarding to proceed as called. It was complete chaos from the earliest part of the trip to the very end."
Pros: "- At Rome FCO, one of the Air Canada representatives pulled out of the line to get us into the business class check-in line since we had 2 kids - we totally loved this focus on families and respect the attention to detail! - The flight from FCO to YYZ was awesome! great food, great service, constant flow of drinks and the dessert was awesome! my kids are picky eaters and even they enjoyed the food - Movie and entertainment selection was awesome - Lastly, appreciated the prompt service for getting child stroller at the door of the aircraft at all times (from FCO-YYZ-PDX)"
Cons: "- The new designed aircraft are meant to pack more passengers which means the aisle for rolling the trolley is very narrow - poor flight attendants were having a challenge and bumping trolley into seats (not their fault at all) - given likelihood of injuries and lawsuits, I highly recommend AIR CANADA management to do something about this narrow aisle before it is too late (i.e. major lawsuit filed by future passenger on account of injury sustained because of getting hurt by food trolley)"
Pros: "Like? Not really."
Cons: "I asked a flight attendant for help to put my hand luggage over head, but she advised me me next time to bring lighter bag and walked away!!! Nice! The bag was 4,5 kg! A gentleman from next seat kindly helped me without asking."
Pros: "The on board service was fine."
Cons: "The plane was late. We had to spend night in Toronto. We have not received our luggage yet after being assured it would be on plane with us. the boarding in Rome was pure chaos. The Italian staff were totally out of control"
Pros: "The crew in the flight from Rome were marvelous. I was sick during the flight and they were helpful"
Cons: "The flight was horribly delayed and my plans and onwards transit was seriously affected. I missed my connecting flight from Toronto to New York and as a result, my plans to proceed to Boston was destroyed. When I spoke to the agent in Toronto, to route me to Boston, she told me that Air Canada's contract with me is to a place and not necessarily at a particular time. That was unbelievable. I arrived New York stranded, at 1:30pm, with no ability to continue to Boston. I had to spend so much money to get me to Boston. It was a horribly long day. Over 25 hours on the road, counting when I arrived Rome airport and when I finally got home."
Pros: "Flight was delayed out of italy causing us to miss our connection. Then flight next morning was delayed twice for some bogus reason, then cancelled all together. We ended up renting a car and driving four hours home. People flying to other cities on east coast were having similar problems. Actually flights back and forth to italy were ok......everything else was a nightmare."
Cons: "Air Canada was a horrible experience from beginning to end"
Cons: "I didn't like that I did not get home on the original day specified. I didn't like that my luggage was lost because you all directed me to another airline to get home. It was very stressful and exhausting."
Pros: "My vegan meal made it to me"
Cons: "Complicated boarding"
Cons: "There was no working charge for electronics."
Pros: "Movies were good. Landing was good."
Cons: "Ventilation was not great. And the Wrap was awful."
Cons: "We arrived from Rome at 3:30 - we wouldn't have made our 5:25 flight to Boston if I hadn't contacted an agent 2 times stating we were STILL in the security line"
Pros: "Our family of four took this nine and a half hour flight on a day when it was important we stay awake. The inflight entertainment helped. My husband watched three movies, my kids and I played games (often together), and we used the accurate flight tracker to monitor our status. The food wasn't bad at all. Lunch was either chicken or pasta (which my son and I enjoyed) and we had wraps for snack (chicken or veg, which were very good). The beverage service was good and they came around a couple of extra times with water. The flight staff were friendly and helpful. My son is special needs and they were very accommodating."
Cons: "Boarding this flight was a zoo. Instead of orderly calling zones as usual, it was an every-man-for-himself atmosphere. And then boarding was actually onto a bus which carried us out to the plane. Boarding was in front and back of the plane, but deplaning was only at the front of the plane, which took forever and we had a connecting flight. Word of advice: don't try to connect with less than two hours if you're heading to the US. We had at least four checkpoints to go through. (But that clearly wasn't on Air Canada and they, in fact, had someone at Customs watching out for us.)"
Pros: "New plane, nothing was run down, the seats and tvs were in good repair."
Cons: "The board in and baggage drop of in Rome were a bit hectic and disorganized"
Pros: "Staff are wonderful."
Cons: "Not comfortable compared to other airlines."
Pros: "wonderful airplane fantastic crew endless options for entertainment"
Cons: "wonderful airplane fantastic crew endless options for entertainment"
Pros: "Good seats Treated like I was important"
Cons: "Air Canada is not really an airline, I suspect they are trying to go bankrupt or some wire stuff because there is no way they are trying to be a real airline with what they offer, worst airline in the world."
Pros: "Safe landing"
Cons: "Service. French crew from Montreal. Rude at best. They were bothered to do anything. Awful service. Movies only via iPad with Air Canada app. Old movies. No free wine with dinner on international flight. Both luggage damaged and they do not cover it."
Pros: "The costumer service desk in Toronto on the way home was very curtious and helpful. They helped us get back on our original flight home, avoiding the 6 hour layover caused by their rescheduling after we got to Rome."
Cons: "2 of our 4 flight legs were changed last minute creating great difficulties making the first flight and causing a 6 hr layover on the way home. The crews to and from Rome acted like they had to be there and wished they weren't. that made the flight much less pleasant. The line through customs in Rome was 90 minutes long, way understaffed."
Pros: "Good food. Easy flight"
Pros: "Flight crew was friendly and helpful. Montreal is a very manageable airport. Staff there was also courteous and efficient. Food was very good for airline fare. Renting an IPad for $10 to watch movies in-flight was a reasonable option for distraction on a 9 hour flight. We were quite pleased with Air Canada and will not hesitate to book with them again."
Cons: "My seat back was not reclining for the entire 9 hour trip"
Pros: "Staff on board and pilots did well"
Cons: "The baggage checkin was awful. The boarding check in was awful. The security check in was awful. The customs check in was awful. Understaffed and inefficient. The baggage conveyor backed up. The same staff that checked in our baggage was the same person who then ran upstairs to check us in at gate and it was all hand done and not computer scanned. No check in kiosks to make ticket checkin faster. Lines were all backed up and I barely made flight and my connection. Many either missed flights it connection or plane was held up to get people to flights. The lady at customs check in was good trying to handle the back ups but the shrine was severely backed up and understaffed. The pilots made good time and handle the turbulence well. Staff on board did well with timing of food and drinks Entertainment on board was awful. Didn't find out until on board on 8 hour international flight that needed an iPad with downloaded app for entertainment and therefore I had three kids that had nothing to do. Never did I have such an issue with an international flight that was so poorly managed. So disappointed."
Pros: "Boarding was fast and efficient."
Cons: "There was not a lot of information about departure delays and time of arrival before boarding. Couldn't tell when I would land for my ride to pick me up."
Pros: "Air Canada has no respect for its customers. Delays due to weather are sometimes inevitable. But instead of communicating openly about when to expect to be able to board, AC makes incremental adjustments to the expected departure time - sometimes as little as three minutes. This practice waa puzzling to my felliw passengers and I. Other airlines know when the plane will land and be cleaned pretty well in advance, even with delays. Air Canada is like the bad friend in a small town who tells you what you want to hear and then ultimately disappoints you at the last minute. And like an abusive friend, they're betting they won't have to change their behavior because they are confident you won't end the friendship due to the lack of other options."
Pros: "Flight was quick and easy"
Cons: "Seats are small. Luckily the flight is short bit for anything longer than one hour I do not recommend this aircraft"
Cons: "Airplane temperature was freezing"
Cons: "The departure gate was changed four or five times, including after we had traipsed from one end of the concourse to the other, only to have the gate changed BACK to the one from which we came. This was at supper time; we wanted to eat in the terminal but were rousted from two different lines to change gates. We couldn't stop running back and forth long enough to eat! I got updated info more quickly from Kayak than from United, despite having signed up for email and text notifications and having the United app. Come on!! Eventually we were marched down to a narrow hallway, crowded with passengers from two other departing flights, held in formation by obviously harried gate agents and finally led outside to the ramp to board the plane. The worst boarding experience. Ever. Give me Southwest anytime."
Pros: "On time departure."
Cons: "It was a CRJ-700, but I was cramped..."
Pros: "Love the movies available on the United app"
Cons: "The A/C was blowing ice cubes at me, which wasn't the worst because it was pretty warm yesterday, but still it was less than ideal."
Cons: "The worst airplane in terms of seating space and comfort."
Pros: "The crew was nice once we got going - after 1.5 hr delay, not due to weather. The delay was per United's Capacity restrictions on a smaller plane: a 737. They kept giving offers to fly tomorrow, starting at $500 and when it got up to $2000, people really responded. Then, after another delay: gone"
Cons: "Communication was miserable. The UA workers tried, but really looked like they didn't understand what was happening. Too bad: wasted time."
Pros: "The crew made the best out of it and thankfully it’s an extremely short flight."
Cons: "A 20 minute flight was delayed for 2.5 hrs. United did a terrible job with notifying passengers, just simply bumped out departure in 15 min increments. Original excuse was inbound delay, although plane was there for 6 hrs already. Passenger soiled himself in cabin and there was no ventilation."
Pros: "Flight was extremely late!"
Pros: "Comfort of first class. Even on a short trip like this."
Cons: "I am a bit tired of a lazy, lackadaisical attitude by ground crew and pilots. Nobody is showing interest in making the system work better by hustling. They take their time, almost slothlike, with an air of arrogance that tells me that they don’t respect me. It appears in how long it takes to pull a plane in, how long it takes to get bags off, and how long it takes for bags to hit the baggage claim."
Pros: "Amazing flight amazing service."
Cons: "Nothing everything was amazing."
Pros: "Free snacks they gave us for the 6 hours delays."
Cons: "Everything, the delayed no one knew what was going on. It was also expensive and not as comfortable as other plans"
Cons: "Tuna and crackers as a first class snack option? And yes, pay for WiFi again."
Pros: "Mediocre. The attendant was lovely."
Cons: "I hate being charged for one bag. It should be included. I'm glad I wasn't bumped off and dragged off the plane bloodied, it was a concern. Especially because I'm an Asian person."
Pros: "Flight and crew great"
Cons: "I had one small bag and just did the economy and was going to put it under the seat. The guy at the checkin did not allow my bag and made me check it EVEN THOUGH it fit in their mock tray. He said I squeezed the sides 1 inch and that it just need to go in the tray by gravity. That is complete BS. As long as it fits under the seat and I am not putting my feet in others space thats is all that matters. Check in people at least one guy in Denver needs to be retrained."
Pros: "Everything was smooth"
Cons: "Flight delayed 45 min to change a tire. Takes too long to get paperwork for mechanical issues completed. Delayed 10 min on arrival while gate was readied. They had 2 hrs to get ready!!"
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to tell someone to meet me so I could hopefully be on time at work. I was not on time .! I'm unhappy !"
Cons: "Gate attendant did not help people asking questions and snickered as an elderly couple walked away confused."
Pros: "It is hard to do poorly on such a short flight"
Pros: "I made it home"
Cons: "No plugs for electrical, no entertainment and no internet. The seats were very tight. Especially the man next to me was 300+ lbs. Also I had to pay for baggage even though I have united cc. American has all these things and doesn't charge me for baggage."
Pros: "It was a quick flight that was really nice"
Cons: "People got on at the last moment"
Pros: "The crew on the plane were nice."
Cons: "You cancelled my flight when I was in chicago to cincinnati United did not offer me anything no hotel, money back nothing and I had to be somewhere very important I didn't have my thing because it was in my suitcase which i didn't get till sunday. Ended up renting a car and driving the rest of the way. Never offer anything to help me. Then United messed up my plane ticket on my way back home almost miss my flight."
Cons: "Firat flight wver. Age 28. Lots of turbulence. 4 hour delay with no explanation"
Pros: "The flight was short and left on time."
Cons: "The same problem as with the other flight: no headrest tabs and not much leg room."
Pros: "Flight was delayed almost missed connection."
Cons: "Wouldn't let us off the plane for over an hour. 100 yds from the gate. Got home after midnight."
Pros: "Never been treated so disrespectful and like I was insignificant in allyour life!"
Pros: "Being told how unimportant my issue/ need was"
Cons: "Customer service, terrible desk agents and a triple delay."
Cons: "My flight was delayed by an hour and a half. That's the amount of time I could have spent to drive home to Milwaukee. I stuck around because there was no indication of a flight cancellation. I would rather hop on a 15-30min flight than go through the hassle of renting a car. BUT the flight did get canceled, the next flight was completely booked and the next flight out after that was at NIGHT. I arrived in Chicago in the morning. The gate agent told us all to head to United customer service. There I received RUDE, poor excuse of a "service" only to be told they don't give refunds at the counter as we were told by the gate agent. So do that on your own time. THEN I had to buy my bus ticket and spend 1.5-2hrs on top of already waiting 1.5hrs for the flight that got canceled. HORRIBLE. Will never fly United again. Did i mention upon my arrival home I found out American was WIDE open seat wise to chicago?? And no one checked for me!"
Pros: "Efficient and arrived early."
Pros: "It never took off. I should have just drove from NYC to Milwaukee. It would have been faster! Now, I have to deal with baggage issues because they made me unnecessarily check my carry on."
Cons: "All of it"
Pros: "Smaller crowd"
Cons: "Had to rush from one terminal to another to just barely make boarding, there was a bad smell on the plane, and the staff was not friendly."
Cons: "There were no snacks on the second leg of the flight. I guess the flight was too short."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Very short flight so rating entertainment & food is not really relevant. 15 minutes in the air."
Pros: "What can you say ?? It's a 20 minute flight on a tiny cramped plane but it got us from A to B on time. Crew was as friendly as they needed to be. Landing was very hard."
Pros: "How helpful the flight attendants were. And how they didn't disturb me while I slept."
Cons: "How there wasn't much elbow room for the person sitting in the middle seat."
Cons: "The flight was canceled with no explanation or an offer to reschedule. The next flight available was tomorrow afternoon which was not acceptable. When I asked customer service about a refund I was told to go to the website, but it was not guaranteed. Highly disappointed."
Pros: "Crew was efficient, professional and pleasant."
Cons: "No food; only a drink. Tight seating. No entertainment. The sun kept bouncing off the magazine and iPhone of the lady kitty-corner across the aisle into my eyes-- very uncomfortable!!"
Cons: "I missed my connection due to long lines in customs and security. United was unable to get me another flight out that day and I ended up taking a bus back to Milwaukee instead."
Pros: "The smooth take off & landing. The flight attendants were very helpful."
Cons: "In Houston, At the gate with my ticket in hand, I was told I was not on the flight and would have to be scheduled on the next flight. The boarding pass in my hand matched the flight and time with the seat I picked out online when I purchased the ticket. Then a bad storm went through and many flights were cancelled. (Not the fault of United of course). About 9 hours later with a new boarding pass, I went to the gate to board and was told once again that I was not on that flight even though I was holding a new boarding pass!! What is going on here!? How can this happen twice to the same person, let alone happen at all??!"
Pros: "We were on time and that was great!"
Pros: "The flight attendant tried to work with the overpacked plane."
Cons: "Overcrowded, items stolen from luggage, my bag was open when I was trying to get it off baggage claim, I only had half a seat, the flight smelled horrible."
Pros: "Had crosswinds and thermals but pilot and crew handled it well. On time arriving,"
Cons: "Terrible gate issues, confusing layout, flight attendant was a bit harsh, very uncomfortable !"
Cons: "There was no wifi no entertainment!!!!!!! This was a later flight that I had to be on and they showed no effort of making anyone feel comfortable even though we were on a late flight!!! Never booking united again!!!!!"
Pros: "The crew was nice and the flight overall was pleaseant"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by more than an hour due to the first officer not showing up. In addition to that, the gate was changed several times, forcing everyone to move. Baggage took way too long to unload"