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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Not much - the snacks"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding"
Cons: "Clean the cabin more diligently. There was a open unfinished cup of soda and cookie wrappers in my seat back compartment"
Pros: "Very helpful and professional crew, despite some pretty snarky passengers. Seemed to go out of their way to accommodate everyone."
Cons: "Bigger seats would have been nice, but these were okay. Changing planes at JFK was tight due to late departure from Atlanta, but it worked out. Overall, no complaints and I would fly Delta again given the opportunity and choice. Thanks!"
Pros: "Crews are very friendly"
Cons: "It was ridiculously cold for 2 1/2 hours. When my seat mate asked for a blanket, the stewardess said she only had one more - then walked off. For drinks, they skipped several people. I had to catch her eye to ask for one and then ask her to get my kids a drink in front of me."
Pros: "All the attention bestowed upon me"
Pros: "Lots of leg room, smooth flights and plenty of notification of any upcoming turbulence. Delta did fantastic with keeping everything from check-in to landing friendly and professional. Will definitely fly again"
Pros: "Each employee on the plane was nice."
Pros: "Lots of movies to choose from."
Cons: "Delays out of MCI and late arrival, no hope for a decent seat on HNL leg, couldn't sit with husband, huge smelly seat mate, used up 10,000 miles on my account and paid higher price than current ticket price, middle seats, not happy"
Pros: "I am usually happy with Delta."
Cons: "Huge smelly person invading my space. Disgusted by his hot sweat on my leg. Used up 10,000 miles and paid too much (watched the fare go down several hundred dollars) and ended up with a middle seat. Not happy."
Cons: "If there could have been some sort of service at DTW to take customers to the gate of their connecting flight, for cases of really short time window of course, it’d be extremely helpful."
Pros: "No food or entertainment on a short hop of ~ 150 miles by air; I would have preferred to rate “N/A” but this wasn’t an option."
Pros: "Flight attendant's are awesome and they always try to make your flight better."
Cons: "Itinerary was changed from the one that was booked. Flight was preponed by 2hours."
Pros: "Delta is my favorite airline. Smaller planes with two seats two a row."
Cons: "I was told to check my luggage even though there was still overhead bin space."
Pros: "Nothing more to say!"
Cons: "I got bumped from this flight a couple of hours before departing."
Cons: "Not enough seating at the airport gate in KC. No coffee on the flight."
Pros: "The staff where friendly and excellent to talk to. They boarded us quickly and kept us informed. The flight was smooth and comfortable. Great experience"
Cons: "Rude to passengers and then went to the back and loudly complained about other passengers. Very unprofessional."
Pros: "On time, clean cabin, attentive and professional flight attendants, plenty of overhead storage."
Cons: "Nothing. No complaints."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "Too crowded overhead storage got filled right away. Had to place my bag under seat. Could not extend my legs."
Pros: "Rare, the flight wasn’t so full that everyone was uncomfortable. The flight attendant staff were friendly."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Late bumby ride"
Pros: "I flew on a basic economy fare (I understand the restrictions) and was seated in Economy Comfort +, so that was appreciated."
Cons: "I could see on the Fly Delta app that I had been placed in seat 10B, but neither the app nor my boarding pass gave me a group to board with, so I assumed that I needed to board with group 3, which necessitated gate-checking my rollerboard bag. Only when I approached the gate to board did I notice on the info screen that I had been "upgraded" to Comfort + and granted boarding with the Sky Priority group. I wish this had been clearer so I could have avoided waiting to board and gate-checking my bag. Minor inconvenience but room for improvement on Delta's part."
Pros: "Food available for purchase. Entertainment system."
Pros: "Nicest crew"
Pros: "Good Flight"
Cons: "Sat in a seat backing onto an exit seat do didn’t recline - my fault should have checked"
Pros: "We didn’t order food and there was no in flight tv/entertainment"
Pros: "Nothing including the captain who was making the boarding announcements at MCI who talked to me like I was stupid"
Cons: "My flight was delayed almost two hours which caused problems for me arriving late to business appointments in New York. My flight areas also late 45 minutes leaving New York. In both cases it was due to a late airline attendant this is increadably unprofessional."
Pros: "We finally got home"
Pros: "Many thanks to Delta for changing our flight at an even exchange to get us out of Florida before the storm. I will fly delta again."
Cons: "Old plane to and from San Antonio. New planes make for a more comfortable ride"
Pros: "On time great baggage retrieval"
Cons: "VERY bumpy ride- scary"
Pros: "Delta is always running behind."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Not the wor st comfort,"
Cons: "Cannot even request seats before booarding, as they try to get us to pay more. The anxiety over separate seating for couples is not worth it."
Pros: "Delta is definitely the jewel of commercial airlines. I understand making money depends on how many bodies you can transport at one time. But as a large man the seat size and leg room could be improved. I unfortunately cant afford first class to remedy this problem."
Pros: "Left on time and arrived 20 min early!! Free in-flight entertainment is a huge plus!"
Pros: "Boarding was easy. Wifi was available and we got some snacks. Paid extra to sit in roomier coach, was worth it."
Cons: "Still pretty cramped, not the crews fault. Would've been better with the seat back screens"
Pros: "love to fly delta"
Cons: "don't like when they ask to check bags at gate"
Pros: "I appreciated the helpfulness of the crew."
Cons: "On the flight to Kansas City we had movie screens which spoiled me and made me think we would have them on the way back to Atlanta."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Cabin air was very warm. Individual A/C fan was very slow. With it being a night flight, I was unable to read since my overhead light was not working."
Pros: "Friendly staff. They went above and beyond to accommodate me whenni arrived late for boarding."
Pros: "Good uneven full flight"
Cons: "We had over 2 hours layover in Atlanta. After eating lunch at getting to gate B1 and waiting a while, I got an alert from the Delta app on my phone that said that the flight was now loading at A30. This was incorrect information that had several people upset. This was my first flight to use the Delta app to track my baggage. It was never updated to let me know where it was until after I landed in BHM. The app indicated that my bag was on another flight"
Pros: "I had a great pilot on this flight. He always told us what was happening, why we had a wait on the tarmac in LGA, why he anticipated it might be a choppy flight, how to access in flight entertainment so we could be distracted. Gave us some trivia questions. Joked about Pokemon go, walked along the aisle talking to us. He was awesome!"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. But what else is new?"
Pros: "Delicious pretzels and sparkling water."
Cons: "Horrible at customer service and those travelers with no status."
Cons: "No turbulence"
Pros: "The crew was polite and friendly."
Cons: "Not canceling the flight with no reason given."
Pros: "Clean airplane."
Cons: "The in air internet is confusing and frustrating. Everyone around me was trying to figure out how to get on the internet. It’s a joke."
Pros: "Good service and great customer service"
Cons: "App functionality"
Pros: "The ground crew is helpful in fixing our seats. Boarding procedures are smooth and overall journey is comfortable"
Cons: "the airline can provide more options for us to selecting seat at self help counter. Provide options for food. There are 2 vegan meals out of 3"
Cons: "This flight, along with the bulk of AA flights, were cancelled, leaving me stranded and missing work meetings."
Cons: "Better snacks"
Cons: "The wifi didn't work. No seatback everyone's screens, only a screen over there middle row of seats. Maybe update your 20 year old livery."
Pros: "Help with check-in"
Cons: "More friendly staff on airplane"
Cons: "My son and I had seats in different places and they asked him to move forward several rows because of weight and the seat beside him was empty so I asked if I could sit next to him and they said no without giving any explanation. That kind of upset me. Just a short explanation would be fine."
Pros: "The flight attendants were able to find a place for my carry-on luggage when the overhead bins were filling up. I got a seat with extra leg room by chance (without having to pay the extra fees)."
Cons: "There are no snacks served on the flight. The Philadelphia Airport was overcrowded. There was hardly any room to navigate and there was a long line at nearly every women's bathroom."
Pros: "Finish currently use were the most courteous and caring I ever was serviced by."
Cons: "Not much to recall"
Pros: "The flight was equal to AA service I have had on a regular basis."
Pros: "The speed of service"
Cons: "We had several rude flight attendants"
Cons: "Delays when other airlines with same destination did not have them. The constant asking if is move seats. No means no."
Pros: "They delayed 5 times and we're never honest about departure time. Then lost my luggage. They told me that I will need to go back.to the airport to pick up the luggage which is unacceptable."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Great crew. Friendly and reaponsive. Easy boarding."
Cons: "4 hour flight from SFO to Charlotte. No food beyond snacks. No entertainemt options. No electrical outlets."
Pros: "The American Airways gate agent was very helpful fixing the problem that British Airways created. She went out of her way to get me booked on AA flights to catch my BA flight from London to Riyadh."
Cons: "My original flight was cancelled and the first available flight was 3 days later. BA booked me on the flight but failed to change my ticket from the original flight causing me to miss the flight from Kansas City. At the airport BA agent told me on the phone that I would have to wait 3 more days after I had already waited 3 days because BA canceled my original flight. Because of the flight cancelation I missed two days of work and because of the failure to ticket my following flight I almost missed a full week of work. The BA booking person seemed content that there was no way I could make it to Saudi prior to the end of the week. Fortunately, the AA agent was able to find a way for me to continue my trip on a later flight."
Pros: "Seats were mildly more comfortable than DELTA seats."
Cons: "Passengers with small children weren't offered to board early like with every other airline I've traveled with... Delta, spirit, united, etc. So I ended up being humiliated because we held up the line trying to get situated with the baby."
Cons: "We did not get on this flight because AA's scheduled it 90 minutes after landing from an Int'l flight. Why don't airlines schedule a minimum 3hours between Int'l-domestic connections. half the plane was stressing and freaking out about missing their connection even though the plane landed on time. "AA is not responsible for customs/security delays". Well, your customer service agents would have a lot less work if you didn't have to reschedule 100 people per flight. The time the plane drives/parks at the gate, you get off the plane and make it through customs, get your bag, recheck it (if need be, we didn't this time though), get through security and get to your gate, you'll be the luckiest person in the world to do that in less than 90 minutes."
Pros: "It was excellent!!! The service, the food, flight on time. Very friendly attendants!"
Pros: "Courteous crew"
Cons: "The plane was tiny and old"
Pros: "Everything was on time and great."
Cons: "Ever thing was fine."
Cons: "I sat at tha airport for over 9 hours before my flight left. Very poor communication and customer service."
Cons: "Flight was late. AA charged me for an exit row seat, but assigned me a non-emergency exit row window seat. Wi-if did not work."
Pros: "Haven't left yet don't leave until today the flight was behind due to maintenance"
Pros: "On time. Friendly."
Pros: "The estimated time for both my flight was over an hr, but we arrived in on my first flight at 45mins and my second flight 30mins."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Dirty plane. DIFFICULTY hearing which baggage kiosk to use. Should have a board with postings"
Cons: "- The entertainment system was not working - needed few restarts - on many seats - Food - horrible - Air hostess dropped water on me - not a problem by itself as accidents do happen. However her comment was more annoying - no sorries - not apologies - just said - "oh it's just water - it is refreshing" - Seats pushback was almost broken - it would break your thumb to push the button and then almost stand to push the seat back. - This was transatlantic flight and you charge for liquor? It is not free - you have to purchase - They ran out of red wine (which was free) by the end of the first meal. Do you keep just one bottle for this big 777 fight. - Overall experience was horrible."
Pros: "Our flight had a veteran who had received the Medal of Honor and the pilot and attendants took a moment to recognize him and it was sooo special and meaningful for American Airlines to take the time to thank this awesome individual!!! Thank you!!"
Pros: "They were able to use the electronic boarding pass through the app which is nice. Boarding was really quick."
Cons: "The overhead bins didn't have enough space for carry on for everybody flying."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Small crew at Santa Fe airport so luggage took a while"
Pros: "No issues. The whole trip went well."
Cons: "The little lady sitting next to me took my seat but it just let her have the window seat because she could not speak english"
Pros: "It was on time, crew was very polite and attentive."
Cons: "Nothing to report."
Pros: "I like how they kept us updated on when the flight would leave"
Cons: "I didn't like that it took so long for us to actually get on the plane. My flight was supposed to leave around 4pm but it didn't actually leave till around 9pm so I had to sleep overnight when we landed in Dallas"
Pros: "Flight was ok"
Cons: "They lost my luggage and I haven't gotten it yet"
Cons: "The flight was operated by American Eagle, on a small regional commuter jet. We had to board from the tarmac and climb a steep flight of stairs to board. Not advisable for anyone with limited mobility."
Pros: "Everything was smooth, even the getting through TSA process. I had minimal wait time."
Pros: "The plane we new and amazing, loved all the extra features."
Cons: "There was nothing that I did not like."
Cons: "This was my 5th American flight in 3 days, four of which were significantly delayed. I was supposed to meet relatives for dinner; instead I got there at bed time"
Cons: "That my earlier flight was cancelled."
Pros: "Excellent piloting (good driving) and communication during a torrential downpour. That's important. The two hours on the tarmac were unavoidable, so appreciated occasional comments about the storm and circumstances. Interesting parking. I didn't know a plane could pivot like that. Also, flying through cumulonimbus clouds was thrilling. Thank you."
Cons: "They changed our gate four times and delayed our flight two hours. Got in after midnight and wasn't able to pick up my rental car."
Pros: "We boarded, then left on the plane for an hour, then offered the opportunity to unboard, then required to unboard. We left several hours late and missed our connecting international flight."
Cons: "Everyone was anxious about missing connecting flights. It was a chaotic scene. The flight staff were clearly annoyed with all the questions they were getting."
Cons: "As with the initial leg of my trip to Kansas City, the scheduled departure was delayed without explanation. If there is a viable option for travel to a given destination, I will NOT choose American Airlines as it would likely be just as practical to go by covered wagon."
Cons: "We will NEVER fly AA again."
Pros: "Landed early and everything was just as expected."
Pros: "Very attentive crew"
Cons: "The plane was not at its original time"
Pros: "The flight crew tried to make the best of a bad situation."
Cons: "We paid good money for first class tickets expecting to get a hot dinner meal on the flight so we had not eaten. By the time the flight was allowed to take off, the dinner onb the flight had sat too long and they were not allowed to serve it. They gave us a coupon for $20 buck to eat dinner at San Francisco airport upon arrival but of course no restaurant is open at 2:00 am."
Cons: "Two hours late!"
Pros: "Everything went perfectly! Check-in easy, security line fast...gate support was professional and pleasant, flight attendants great, pilot very friendly & it was a jammed packed flight!"
Cons: "A passenger had to move because of an allergy to the "emotional support dog" in the seat next to her. They moved her before the rest of the flight had boarded, so the seating got messed up and took quite a bit of time to sort out. The flight crew seemed to be extremely put off by the whole scenario and couldn't seem to keep their displeasure professionally under control. I ended up volunteering to move because the passengers who caused the problem refused to bend. For all the crew's displeasure, they didn't handle the passengers, the passengers handled them."
Pros: "No turbulence. Easy-in, easy-out"
Cons: "Not much leg room or seat space. Also for over 2 hour flight, no food was offered."
Pros: "Good flight. On time. Good crew. Decent legroom."
Cons: "Not enough room for suitcases in overhead bins. Crew could tell people not to put jackets in overhead bins but did not. Food selection - would be nice to have a choice of 2-3 snacks."
Pros: "Both flights were delayed."
Pros: "Seats are to small but fortunately sat directly behind first class and had plenty of leg room. The new entertainment system worked well."
Pros: "Kind flight attendants and quick early arriving flight"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was food"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The size of the plane"
Pros: "Got us here early, smooth ride"
Pros: "The crew was polite."
Cons: "The plane was flithy. The crevice between the seat and the wall of the plane was caked with filth. The beverage served was lukewarm water, with no other choices. The plane was uncomfortably hot."
Pros: "New crew"
Pros: "Great, friendly crew. Nice snack!"
Cons: "Seat was not as comfortable as some flights I've been on."
Pros: "Crew was courteous and professional"
Cons: "Like all airlines, need to expand leg room and chair size"
Cons: "My suitcase was ruined in transit to Kansas City. The help desk basically asked me to leave my bag behind for three weeks to see if they can fix it. They had no means of looking after the contents. Was I suppose to carry my content???This was ever so frustrating since the suitcase was brand new. Then the lady told me that my warranty on the bag will cover the damage. It was obvious she was not willing to help and did not have a clue what she was doing thus I just logged the complaint and had by suitcase sorted out the San Francisco Airport. They were very helpful."
Pros: "Able to pick seat"
Cons: "A little tight"
Cons: "there was no outlets on the flight for me to conduct business and to use my laptop to access wifi."
Pros: "The pilot comes on and tells us what's going on. I like being informed."
Cons: "When offered a drink, how come we aren't offered the whole can of coke? If we don't want that much we can always say no. Also, I rated entertainment and food low only because there weren't any of these to rate. The overhead was so full that I couldn't place my bag in the overhead. The luggage check in is no longer a service a customer is provided if 1) I have to pay to check one in. 2). I have to lug it around with me only to have no place to put it. 3) the amount of time it takes to get off and on the plane because the line backs up while everyone waits on prior passengers to get their luggage into or out of the overhead (some are too short, too weak, ot placed their overhead ten rows away). Yikes!"
Pros: "I asked for assistance because I have a hurt foot and wear a boot, so walking is difficult. There was someone at every stop wAitng on me with a wheel chair and they quickly got me to my next gate and also asked if I needed the rest room or wNted to stop and get a drink or food. Very very Attentive and friendly!"
Pros: "Crew was awesome on both trips!!"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed, completely obliterating my whole purpose for travel."
Pros: "Flight was okay"
Cons: "Luggage was not in Birmingham for the flight until next day in the afternoon"
Pros: "Mostly nothing"
Cons: "The flight was delayed, not a lot of information conveyed to passengers. The aircraft landed more than 4 hours late, could've gone to Kansas City and come back twice in the same amount of time. No apology by the crew for the delay"
Pros: "Considerate crew"
Cons: "Late, plane problem, replacement needed hasmat, blood, missed connection, sent to hotel, two hours sleep before I had to spend $60 for taxi to get back to airport, baggage mishandled, baggage arrived two days late."
Pros: "When l got to airport I was advised my flight had been canceled. Rerouted on United airlines thru Washington Dulles. Waited on Tarmac 2 1/2 hours due to bad weather, etherwise everything was good."
Cons: "the flight attendeds werent friendly"
Pros: "It eventually ended"
Cons: "Spent almost an hour before actually taking off. Terrible service. No"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable."
Pros: "The stewardess that tended to me was extremely nice and had a wonderful attitude. Effortlessly, she accomplished her job and made myself and everyone around feel comfortable with limited means."
Cons: "Flight delay. Some flights have phone chargers-This flight did not. no pillows"
Pros: "Leg room on the flight was better than expected."
Cons: "I slept most the way. So which I had my pillow and blanket. Lol"
Cons: "Seat in back of plane from Houston to Tampa horrible seats would not incline foot space barely big enough for legs <9 inches. Those seats should never be assigned I feel like I wasted $ by the horrible seating!"
Cons: "Seat cushion uncomfortable, seat back wouldn't stay forward"
Pros: "Nice flight and on time."
Cons: "I don't like small crowded planes. You get off at gate 50 and have to race to gate 20 to catch your next flight."
Pros: "That the seats weren't made of plastic like all of your other planes on my round trip."
Cons: "The plane lost my $800 snowboard and sent it to denver instead of Birmingham the kiosk service person has one job it's not that hard to stick on "Birmingham" on the label. I think I deserve a refund for this flight."
Pros: "I have no compliants at all. :)"
Cons: "Three gate changes prior to departure"
Pros: "On time!"
Cons: "No jetway, long walk to the next gate and then the same long walk back down to board the plane for the second leg of the trip."
Pros: "The new planes are great."
Pros: "The staff was fantastic, they were cheerful and full of energy. They made the flight have a relaxed atmosphere but still professional."
Cons: "They served these waffle snacks that weren't very good, and didn't have a salty option."
Pros: "It was seamless. Everyone excellent and flights on time."
Cons: "Still would like a snack choice."
Pros: "uneventful - great pilots, made effort to correct for turbulence when they could."
Cons: "no food or entertainment."
Pros: "No problems or delays, quiet flight, had a nap!"
Cons: "Short flight, could have used a longer nap!"
Cons: "Even though international flight was allowing 2 piece baggage.. United charged me for one bag 100$.. they allowed only one. and they took long time to to issue the boarding pass as the ticket was not confirmed. I will never buy a ticket from Kayak"
Cons: "My luggage it get lost and delayed, im at home 2 days latter and I can't do anything cause my luggage still not her. Houston airport baggage people has enough time to put it in a plain that was going to my final destination (Guadalajara), after I got there and still waiting for the next flight wondering if my luggage was there and nothing. My whole trip was absolutely terrible, worst experience ever!!!!"
Pros: "United gave us maximum vouchers for bumping us involuntarily."
Cons: "Our return home from a holiday family visit was oversold causing much stress for my family/small child. Our luggage went but we DID NOT."
Pros: "No heat onboard Very loud engine noise, almost deafening, required earplugs because of the noise"
Cons: "Very nice attentive flight attendant Non-stop"
Pros: "Not a single thing!"
Cons: "They switched flight numbers and did not inform passengers. A huge group of us missed our flight and they told us they could not help us and that we would have to go to the service center, who's line was INSANELY long. The next flight I was booked on was 5 HOURS delayed, so I missed my other connection. I was forced to sleep in the Houston airport, as United was not willing to help. I got on a flight the next morning, but they changed the gate/terminal 3 times, so I was forced to shuffle all around the airport on no sleep. Finally got my flight out, after another delay. I will NEVER fly United again and I will be sure to spread the word."