Could have better snacks. Could allow on-board Wi-Fi to start sooner.
My bags didn’t make my connection to LAX. It would be helpful if you alerted me to that in flight— I waited an hour (from midnight to 1AM to discover they weren’t on the carousel. Your spei on the flight says “20 minutes or miles credited” and I waited and hour!
Our tickets, which had been paid for, were "canceled" when we tried to check in. We couldn't have done that as we were out of contact for the previous 2 weeks. Thank goodness I had a paper copy of the flights we were supposed to take!
Cons: "Food and entertainment system"
Pros: "Timing of the flight was always good. Efficient flying. Crew was super helpful too even when passengers were a bit too much."
Pros: "Food was excellent service was good"
Cons: "Boarding was too slow we sat at gate for almost an hour for baggage to be loaded"
Pros: "We got stuck with the very back seats, that don’t recline. Was rough as it was an overnight flight. I liked that we had an early arrival!"
Pros: "Great crew, smooth landing."
Cons: "The “Mediterranean tapas” meal is basically a tiny tiny school lunch, minus the comfort of PB&J. Want dried apricots? You get FOUR. All in all not too bad though. The entertainment/WiFi system is limiting- maybe REMIND us to bring headphones? And no WiFi unless you have T-Mobile? Tease."
Pros: "The food was quite decent."
Cons: "Gogo wifi kept dropping intermittently. The aircraft looked really old too."
Pros: "Crew and seating was comfortable"
Pros: "Last flight I had they didn’t charge for my luggage and this one it was $30 and it was the same luggage bag from last time don’t under why"
Cons: "Why did they charge me in this flight for the same bag"
Pros: "The plane was warm"
Cons: "My flight was delayed for almost an hour"
Cons: "Caused serious problems with our travel plans"
Cons: "Delayed. Flue season folks. If your sick just don’t travel!"
Cons: "Still haven't left and communication is poor"
Pros: "Clean aircraft, decent staff"
Cons: "Late takeoffs and delays both legs"
Cons: "If there was a less than one star that is what they deserve. SFO flight was late. They gave away my seat on my connection to Kalispell. They basically blamed me for being late and not being there on time. Two others from my flight were allowed to make the connection but told me that they gave my seat away because I was late. We all showed up at the same time from the late flight. I talked to 3 people including customer service and did not get a single “I’m Sorry”. Do they not communicate with each other when a flight is late and they have passengers for connections running late? They told me they don’t talk. The best they can do is put me standby for 9:30 flight and if I cannot get on that flight I have to wait until morning. My daughter is in a competition tomorrow morning and thanks to Alaska Airlines I’m going to miss it. I’m sitting here writing this review, paying for a dinner I should not be paying for and probably searching out a hotel room until morning when I can catch a flight. Unbelievable the lack of empathy."
Pros: "The crew was so darn efficient and the pilot was so funny over the speaker! Thank you Alaska for slaying this flight"
Pros: "Crew was great. Gogo flight entertainment was very good. Boarding was quick and easy."
Cons: "I upgraded to row 6 because I thought it would be more comfortable. I have now learned that the seats in row 6 are narrower due to the tray having to be the flip up type housed in the arm rest. This makes the seat narrower and quite tight for sized large people. 5 hours is a long time to sit in an uncomfortable seat. It did not compensate for the slightly longer leg room."
Pros: "Employees were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Every single flight left extremely late which meant I was running through the airport to catch my connections."
Pros: "Staff was great at calming nerves. First time flying overseas in almost 20 years"
Cons: "Leg room was minimal and choices for food were small compared to other airlines I flew with the same day."
Pros: "Comfortable seating but I paid for it"
Cons: "Flight attendants seemed bogged down. The one from first class came into premium seating to help some people"
Pros: "Living in Seattle, there is no other choice. Alaska gets me where I need to go with great service, great planes and direct flights to my most important destinations. Considering I have banned United, Southwest, and Spirit from my travel searches, it's nice to know my hometown airline is so damned good."
Pros: "One senior flight attendant provided exceptional and memorable customer service. She was extremely positive, professional and reached out to all passengers to ensure their needs were meet. I've been managing customer service experiences for 20+ years and the level of service she provided is invaluable."
Pros: "The crew was great and friendly. Est landing i have had in years."
Cons: "The seats are lime sitting on wood."
Pros: "It was my first time flying Alaska, great experience."
Pros: "We finely got there"
Cons: "Getting on and off plane then waiting then getting back on plane then waiting to get the count right. Then leaving."
Pros: "Everything is good. Service Excellence all around!"
Cons: "More options in snacks."
Pros: "I really appreciated that Alaska Airlines called me in advance to let me know that my original flight would be substantially delayed. They reseated me on a direct flight to Portland. Otherwise, I would have missed the wedding I was attending. I appreciate how proactive Alaska is."
Pros: "Poor experience"
Cons: "Flight cancelled at the last minute."
Pros: "Nice short flight with no turbulence, comfortable temperature made it easy to sleep."
Pros: "The flight attendants were cheerful and helpful. They like adds the back of the plane right after the first class which aided in getting everyone to their seats quickly. The plane was clean and up to date."
Pros: "Crew was sincerely nice. Breakfast was OK but a bit too simple for a 5plus hour flight. The entertainment system is a tablet you get in first class or you can pay for it in coach. Is loaded with many movies and tv shows"
Cons: "The seats in the first class cabin felt old and some have the cushions so worn that is like seating in a flat chair."
Cons: "Maintenance issues caused extensive delays. Ran out of food options by the time they got to my row."
Pros: "Really good flight with great crew"
Cons: "I wish there were vegan options"
Pros: "Crew was great under bad circumstances...they held their heads up."
Cons: "The crew miscounted the passengers on 3 occasions forcing them to come row by row to confirm our last names twice. This delay caused us to almost miss our window to get to Seattle (which was already delayed by almost 2 hours). Luckily we had a 3 1/2 hour layover or we would have missed our only connection. There was also a communication breakdown between our crew and Seattle, almost causing us to deplane...luckily avoided at the last minute when Seattle changed their minds...ugh. NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE AT ALL."
Pros: "It was a comfortable flight and boarding was pretty seamless and simple."
Cons: "The Vegetables with my Hot Sand which were cold, small table to keep the Surface pro and your food on."
Cons: "Flight schedule is what I did not like. It would have been good if there was a straight flight from Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks) to LA and LA to Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks)"
Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "A 5 1/2 flight and just a tiny bag of pretzels. Bring back meals to flights, with NO extra charge up front or on flight. Planes with tv's built into seats are better. On cross-country trips, movies should be free as well as WiFi. These extra charges are proposterous."
Cons: "no complains"
Pros: "For the most part everything was good"
Cons: "The plane was small and the guest in the seat next to me occupied his seat and made himself comfortable enough to extend himself into my space as well. I paid for my seat and didn't expect to have to share it with anyone else. It made the three hour flight a bit uncomfortable."
Pros: "Flight was great. Crew were very polite"
Cons: "Probably had nothing to do with airline but I left a bag in car, my fault but had problems reaching the car rental field office. I tried contacted within a hour to no avail. Not until the next morning did they answer the phone. Can u please help. Payless car # 40278755. Oakland drop off. Johnny Templet 985-518-3949"
Pros: "The staff were very friendly and charismatic. The lady at the check-in desk moved our flight up to help us avoid delays. Everybody was extremely helpful about getting my wife a wheelchair and getting her on and off the plane. Everybody always had a smile. The flight itself was smooth...barely any turbulence and good landing."
Pros: "good service"
Cons: "tiny seats no leg room"
Pros: "Flight were on time"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Not sufficient time between flights - catching next leg to Atlanta. Had to literally run to another concourse to make flight even though the arrival from Anchorage was on time."
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Flight was smooth and on time. Didn't purchase food or entertainment. Ate prior to the flight. Seats are very cramped in coach area. I'm not a big person but the guy beside me was and spilled over into my space. Uncomfortable! Upgraded to first class for the next leg of my trip."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice. I like their new planes with the seat design that gives several inches more legroom. I am 6 feet tall, so this feature is revolutionary for me! No more jammed knees and flight-long torture when the person in front of me invariably decides to put their seat back!"
Cons: "I am 6 months pregnant and so I was very tired from standing and walking so much at the airport. During the boarding, I had just gotten to the door of the plane when the flight attendants stop the long line of passengers boarding to serve everyone in first class juice or cocktails or something, when they had already been given bottles of water! Standing there tired and footsore, while everyone in first class got their second drink, kicked back in their cushy, spacious seats, when they had only been there a few minutes anyway, seemed absolutely ridiculous. What is this, a holdover from the feudal system??"
Pros: "Take off and landing were smooth."
Cons: "I am writing on behalf of my mom. She said it would be nice to be inform ahead of time that she had to take a train/shuttle in order to get to baggage claim. She was very nervous as she was traveling alone for the first time."
Cons: "No more comments!"
Pros: "Nicole and I really like the Economy Plus seating with the extra legroom. It is a good compromise between sitting in cramped Economy seating and spending way too much money in Business Class."
Cons: "I wish that the Seattle Tacoma Airport has an Admiral's Club Lounge. Actually, I might as well fess up... I wish that EVERY airport had an Admiral's Club Lounge. I also wish it would be possible to "gift" miles to family members. I would love to have my son and daughter-in-law take advantage of my miles to go on a honeymoon."
Pros: "Friendly crew, good food and entertainment."
Cons: "Seat comfort and space aboard."
Pros: "My first time flying Alaska Airlines. Absolutely will be back. Comfortable, spacious seating. Staff was professional and friendly. Flight was seamless from beginning to end!"
Cons: "Excellent flight, no issues"
Pros: "The plane was uneventful. The AA crew and employees at DFW were rude, unhelpful, uncaring, and showed extreme disrespect to my disabled Veteran husband."
Cons: "The AA crew and employees at DFW were rude, unhelpful, uncaring, and showed extreme disrespect to my disabled Veteran husband. We will NEVER visit DFW again. We were treated with disrespect and rudeness. My new name for this airline is UNAMERICAN AIRLINES."
Cons: "The flight comfort was very bad. The plane was extremely warm and people we beginning to feel bad. Several mentioned it and asked multiple times to have the the cabin air conditioning turned down"
Pros: "Nothing. I missed this flight because of a delay of my flight on Friday."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "4 hour delay, downgraded equipment - AA is becoming a horror show"
Pros: "Because American Air had to change a light bulb on the plane in Lisbon, which took a couple of hours, we barely made our connecting fligh. We ran from customers TSA to the other end of Philly airport."
Cons: "Another airline."
Cons: "Delayed for an hour"
Cons: "Weather related, mostly, so not AA’s fault"
Cons: "One crew member is not particularly helpful when passengers needed assistance."
Pros: "I had nice leg room as I was in the exit row"
Cons: "There weren’t any USB chargers which was confusing because the flight was 5+ hours long. There were no media options either, or blankets and the plane got cold."
Cons: "Flight across the US had poor quality meal service, no charging port and no entertainment. Despite paying for an exit seat with more leg room the seat was very narrow and uncomfortable for the long flight."
Pros: "Was on time."
Cons: "Not eventful."
Cons: "No outlet and waited idle for a long time before getting to get off plane also had to walk my bag back bc there was no overhead storage space in the bins which prevented me from getting off the plane sooner"
Cons: "Left s half hour late because they had to shift cargo, then we taxied on the runway for what seemed like a half hour. My wife and I purchased our tickets in July but could never pick our seats and ended up 9 rows apart."
Pros: "Smooth flight, pilots were friendly. It was a nice flight"
Pros: "Early for arrival!! Love that!"
Cons: "No entertainment and no gate printed on my ticket. My flight to Dallas was delayed and I had to waste time figuring out what gate to take a train to."
Cons: "no charging station"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly with our girls and accommodating with switching around our seats so we could sit together."
Cons: "There weren't any screens, which surprised me since our 3 other flights had them, and we unfortunately didn't have a backup plan. Our kids were disappointed. Also in order to sit with our young children we were only given the option to sit in the very last row that doesn't recline which was difficult seeing as the flight took place in the middle of the night according to our bodies. No actual food was provided despite it being a 6 hour dinner time flight."
Pros: "Everything was great, but they didn't serve ANY complementary food on a 5 hour flight. What happened to lunch?"
Cons: "We had too little time to switch flights. We were stressed and had to run a lot in order to make it to required connecting flight"
Pros: "It was not a full flight, so I was given an aisle instead of a middle seat...for which I was grateful."
Cons: "Flight was 6 hours...almost as much as my previous international flight, yet food and drink was only available for purchase. No entertainment options. Plus, wireless was $21! I needed to work and had to purchase, but that is really quite a rip off compared to other airlines."
Pros: "It was effortless... easy boarding and accommodating crew. There was a lot of turbulence so only one beverage service and no food. Would rather be safe than have crew injured."
Pros: "Entertainment system is good."
Cons: "Flight was over crowded with baggage. Some people were allowed to board with 3 cabin bags and others weren't allowed to bring any on board."
Pros: "Movies and plugs"
Cons: "This WAS the worst flight I have ever been on! First no pilot then no gas. Then turbulence the entire flight basically. AND THEN when we landed we couldn't even get off of the plain because there was no one to help us off??!!! Also they were out of food. It was just over all horrible."
Cons: "I asked the woman at the gate prior to boarding if there were electrical outlets on the plane. She looked it up and said, its an Airbus, yes they have outlets at each seat. I didn't worry too much about charging my devices at my layover because I knew I could charge them on the plane. When I got on it was clear that there was no outlets, no video on the backs of seats, no devices being handed out for purchase. Nothing. I'm definitely used to more updated planes, but I would have been ok without the misinformation. I ended up on a 4 hr flight bored out of my gourd—which could have been avoided."
Cons: "Flight was late. More than doubled my layover time"
Cons: "The captain announced that the flight crew exceeded 9 work hour per day due to the takeoff delay so the passengers were forced to sit and wait in a stuffy stationary aircraft for 2 hours prior to takeoff until a different crew could arrive to service the flight."
Pros: "Crew was lovely"
Cons: "1 hour late"
Pros: "The pilot was charming, and really hugged Mt. Rainier on the way in - Made for an incredible view in the moonlight!"
Cons: "No in flight movie"
Pros: "I got home"
Cons: "No tvs"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and put me to fly the next day"
Cons: "See above comments"
Cons: "Charlotte to Seattle flight: The food served in first class smelled awful. Seated in premium seating just behind first class was unfortunate due to the atrocious odor that lasted for 3+hours. There was no option for food service for the rest of the plane. Which was unfortunate as I was very hungry. Due to inconsistent notification that the plane was delayed / on-time (kept switching the notification) we opted to not get dinner in the airport..... To which the plane was was an hour late yet we were told to check in every ten minutes to see if we were boarding. There were no blankets. The plane was incredibly cold. The suggestion I received from the flight staff was to turn off the vent above my head (which I had already done.) I had brought a jacket and was wearing pants. On a 5.5 hour flight, the crew served beverages 45 minutes into the flight (per usual) and handed out a pretzel pack. They didn't come back through with water or beverages again. On other airlines, they promote water at least once an hour to keep swelling and dehydration down. Since I am a pretty frequent flier, I bring my own water. Still, coffee would have been nice. Suggestions: increase beverage service to at least twice / 5.5 hour flight and provide blankets upon request. Food choices and entertainment would also be good. Don't cook stinky dinners in first class and allow it to pollute the rest of the plane."
Cons: "3rd flight with AA this year. Luggage damaged for second time."
Cons: "Broken seat and terrible gogo video experience with an attendant crew that was dysfunctional together for food/beverage service. I prefer to not fly AA."
Cons: "Never made it because first leg was canceled"
Pros: "Great service. Lots of legroom"
Pros: "Was called ahead of time to e alerted to flight delay. But I'm still never flying American again due to the rudeness of the crew."
Cons: "We're asked at the gate to measure our luggage. We did, and while it fit, the material of the bag made it look bulky (but upon touch, it was clearly not a full bag). When we said that it fit; the woman literally just scoffed, said "no" rudely, and walked away. We were polite, so why the rudeness?!! Never again AA."
Pros: "Pilot on return flight got us to our destination 30 minutes early (unfortunately there wasn't a gate for us to pull into so we waited 30 minutes on the Tarmac)."
Cons: "Departing flight was delayed over eleven hours because a flight attendant was ill. They actually had to fly in a flight attendant all the way from Texas to cover this Seattle to JFK flight! So our flight departed a whole day later and we missed a day of our vacation (we arrived at 7pm instead of 7am). I understand things happen but this was not weather related or a mechanical issue. This is simply poor personnel management. They should have a back-up plan if an employee falls ill. One that doesn't involve flying in an employee from another region of the country, let alone another state. The inefficiency continued on the return flight when it took a whole hour for the luggage to come out! Will avoid flying American again at any cost."
Pros: "Nothing...I had to be rerouted to Chicago to Seattle!"
Cons: "The fact that through no fault of my own, I arrived in Seattle much later than expected and my clients were not particularly happy with the delay."
Pros: "Nothing!!! WORST EXPERIENCE IVE HAD TRAVELING"
Cons: "This was the worst day we have ever had flying. Spent 12 plus hours at the airport! Got on and off planes for 6 hours because of mechanical problems. 7 hours later they canceled the flight due to crew fatigue. The customer service was horrible plane was dirty it was an horrific experience. Alaska booked us with American Airlines. I will never travel American ever again. I'm considering using a different booking site. The experience was the worst I've ever had. Kayak Alaska and American are getting bad marks from me!!!!"