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Top 4 airlines serving Lihue to Iowa

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,313 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was very attentive and the seat was fine."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew was great. Friendly and helpful"
Cons: "A 5 hour Departure delay."

Pros: "Alaska Air sets the standard. Seated in exit row. Power outlets at seat. 500 movies/TV shows available to stream on devices. Ok food available for purchase. Flight attendants seem knowledge and a cut-above service-wise."
Cons: "Honestly in-flight food for purchase is just ok. Not great, not terrible. Just doesn't seem like they're trying that hard. Unusual for Alaska."

Pros: "I did like the space between the seats, it felt roomier than other airlines. and the seats were pretty comfortable"
Cons: "I was never able to connect to the inflight movies on the flight even after downloading the app and following all the instructions. That was pretty frustrating."

Pros: "Everything was pretty darn good."
Cons: "Little more recline in the seats. Only an inch more would really help you sleep."

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "No movie ability unless you rent the device"

Cons: "Politely asked boarding agent Michelle if my wife could be put in the isle because she's pregnant and needs to get up a lot. She rudely told me to sit down and she would call me up when she was ready. She serviced everybody else first, made us wait until last, and gave us two window seats instead."

Pros: "Easy fast boarding fast flight home"
Cons: "Pretzels"

Pros: "Economy is just cramped. That's the way it is"
Cons: "Conditions beyond the control of Alaska airlines: during boarding someone's unsupervised child pulled the emergency alarm so everyone had to evacuate the airport and re-enter security. And then there was quite a bit of turbulence during the flight. Thank God we arrived safely."

Cons: "They didnt tell me I had to order food before getting on the plane and that I needed to download a program to watch on my phone."

Pros: "Inflight entertainment system was great; HUNDREDS of choices from movies and TV. Food packs were really good and we could reserve specific items when we did online check-in (so no more hoping they’ll have X or Y available)."
Cons: "I was sitting in 29C (aisle seat) and 2 of the 3 crew members kept running into my aisle-side shoulder and arm. I’m a bigger guy and I understand that occasionally bumps will happen, but 15-20 times on ONE FLIGHT?! The only thing I wanted was an “excuse me” or “pardon me”, you know COMMON COURTESY!"

Pros: "We arrived to check in at HI Lihue and the agent that checked me in was helpful and set off a chain of positive experiences for the flight home. Our luggage arrived moments after walking to the luggage carousel."

Cons: "Caused serious problems with our travel plans"

Pros: "Nonstop."
Cons: "We flew to Lihue on a different airline and they provided a free meal. The attendants on that flight were more friendly, carefree and smiled more. This is the second time I flew with Alaska."

Pros: "We sat in first class. Service was excellent. On time departure. Couldn't ask for anything more."

Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly staff, comfortable seating."
Cons: "Food and beverage choices. Too cold and entertainment was limited l."

Pros: "The fact we were able to upgrade to exit row easily."
Cons: "Only one free snack a cookie. Come on let’s splurge a bit we just paid over $300.00 for a flight add how many other seats you sold, two crackers really"

Pros: "Friendly captain talking with crew"
Cons: "I wish flight attendants would hold their Mic an inch from their mouth so their announcements didn’t blast you"

Pros: "Alaskan airlines- the care, the ease of getting everything checked in ahead of time, traveling wit the best friend; we both get spookebafbbmbutbiblovenuseb"
Cons: "Small complex, quit for thenfranynlike me - if you’re buy abstragerbwith a grumpy"

Pros: "Crew was very personable. Seats were narrow in premier class."
Cons: "WiFi was not operating."

Pros: "The flight was very empty and my entire group got there Ian row."

Pros: "The four stewardesses Cheryl, Juliet, Sandi and Shana made us feel welcome. They were very friendly, warm, courteous and patient. Even though we had to buy the food, they delivered the food very fast and kept on serving us the drinks (three times) even though they plane had some turbulence during those times. We really appreciated the excellent services and the customer-oriented attitude. I definitely will choose to fly with Alaska Airlines in the future."

Pros: "The direct flight"
Cons: "Our flight attendants were rude and didn’t serve enough water"

Cons: "Cabin cold"

Pros: "Basically on time, fast luggage retrieval, clean bathrooms, great coffee, especially the brewed decaf."
Cons: "Should load plane from rear first Takes too long to load from front to back. Biscuits are awful."

Pros: "Seemed like it was over and done so quick and easy. Recommend that route."

Pros: "Crew was fun and despite 6 hour flight was constantly engaged. The crew had a friendly, good spirited attitude!"

Pros: "We were on American Airlines to Lihue Hawaii. It was a smaller plane but the seats were roomy and comfortable. Newer plane so clean. No delays! Perfect"

Pros: "Wonderful experience!"

Pros: "Comfortable for long flight with pleasant staff. No issues!"

Pros: "Early departure and very early arrival"
Cons: "Sits did not recline at all on 5 hour flight. 5 hour flight with one 1 by 2 inch cookie. Glad I had my own food!"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful. The Wi-Fi and entertainment was great."
Cons: "We left 4 hours later than expected. Didn't get home until the wee hours."

Pros: "Not too much...just ok."
Cons: "They need to make people aware that they need to download a movie app before they fly across the ocean. No internet connection for 6 hrs and no way to watch my IPad without the app installed."

Pros: "After an absolutely horrible experience with United, we ended up switching and booking a last minute flight on Alaska. So glad we did, they got us there on time, the plane was comfortable, snacks were good and the tablets for movie/TV watching were great. Most importantly it was a direct flight instead of 3!!!"

Pros: "What a pleasure to fly with Alaska Airlines. Have yet to feel like I was an imposition with traveling with AA. Thanks for letting me feel like a client rather than a bother. Virgin Air and AA will be a happy merge, I believe. Keep your work ethic and soar even higher!"
Cons: "Not a thing. 15E and 15F even!"

Pros: "Very friendly helpful ground crew in Lihue and aboard jet. Difficult to sleep on a red eye flight without pillow, blanket."

Pros: "Easy to board, got to destination on time, friendly crew."
Cons: "No tvs on plane. Wasn't told to download video player app beforehand (and even when I did on the way back, it didn't work) and then was told I could rent a viewer for $10. No thanks!"

Cons: "Airplane was absolutely freezing the entire flight."

Pros: "Great staff. Friendly and efficient. The best I've experienced in my recent travels. A+."

Pros: "It was a direct flight"
Cons: "No wifi or entertainment, minimal snacks, some turbulence which made crew very rude/curse. They were not nice."

Pros: "Free wifi (for now) that allows you to stream entertainment. I bought food ($7) and it was not bad."
Cons: "No TVs (if you want to rent a handheld device to watch entertainment it's $10)."

Pros: "On time, the flight crew was amazing. Helpful and accommodating when possible."
Cons: "Jammed in seats, the inevitable tiny bag of pretzels, and no free entertainment if you did not have an iPad or other device. Long trip without anything."

Pros: "Actually Alaska was just a connecting flight to Emirates from Seattle to Nairobi, but comments apply to all flights."

Pros: "The flig t had a delayed departure so I was given a voucher for $12 to get something to eat. In this day and age I thought that was very thoughtful. Also a representative handed each passenger a chit with instructions for a discount on a future flight. Again a thought act instead of a flat response!"
Cons: "Lack of space between passengers."

Pros: "Everything was on time with departure and arrival and fly was very smooth."
Cons: "I didn't like that our 5 hour flight did not provide a complimentary meal. Also half of the crew were friendly but the other half was not so much. They also lack in cleaning up soon after serving drinks, snacks, etc.for we had to hold on to our garbage for a while. It would also be appreciated if they can preannounce and let us know ahead of time of what they're going to do i.e. when it's ok to get out of seat and when not."

Pros: "More leg room and seats are very comfortable."

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "The flight attendants were rude and snotty."

Cons: "Alaska does not allow people on flights booked through third parties (priceline in this case) to choose your seating, you take what you get or, as in our case - have it fixed at the gate (which they did)."

Pros: "The flight was great and very relaxing."
Cons: "There actually wasn't anything I could say I dislike about it."

Cons: "Loved it!"

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Friendly crew"

Cons: "It was actually quite good, Delta is by far the airline to use compared with the other airlines."

Pros: "Entertainment selection was nice."

Pros: "As always the Delta crew was super friendly and helpful and made the trip very enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"

Pros: "I liked that is was a short flight"
Cons: "Plan was old. Seats not comfortable. Plane not clean. Flight attendants not attentive. A lady stored her carry-on on the floor in front of her and she was in the emergency row! Attendant walked by before takeoff and said nothing! Really?!"

Pros: "Friendly staff."

Pros: "Boarding was easy for a large number. Seats were comfortable. The crew was pleasant and attentive. The food was very good actually. Love the Mile High Tea!"

Pros: "The flight crew was amazing! Very helpful and did everything they could to assist!"
Cons: "The plane was pretty toasty! It didn't really mellow out once we got in the air, either! That was my only complaint."

Cons: "At least free water"

Pros: "We had exit row seat, most uncomfortable ever, video devices both broken. Will never sit in exit row again would have been better off in basic economy"
Cons: "Fix broken seats and tv screens"

Cons: "They did great. The weather was poor, so it felt more like a roller coaster ride home. Made it safe and sound. Would’ve been nice to get an update is speaker about change in weather and the rough ride in store when the whole ride was so turbulent."

Cons: "The seats were in bad condition, I was surprised as Delta usually has well cared for interior and exterior airplanes."

Pros: "Quick and easy."

Pros: "Boarding was on time; flight departures on time and arrived earlier than expected! Pilot told us exactly what was the status and gave us updates; cabin was well air conditioned; flight attendants were friendly; bags came out very quick! Very nice flight"

Pros: "Excellent check in and boarding service"
Cons: "Cleaning of the airplane could be done better"

Pros: "On time."

Pros: "On time. Seat upgraded seat to Delta Comfort plus, courteous flight crew, music before take off and landing."

Cons: "Almost an hour late leaving the gate."

Cons: "My seat ,the distance to get to the gate, The wheelchair l No window The distance I had it walk to get to my seat I was told this was the row behind the break after the exit row. I was not I’ve been with you before and have not any of these problems No more"

Pros: "Upgrade to ComfortPlus"

Cons: "The child behind me kicking my seat"

Pros: "Great overall flight, as expected in Delta’s first class."
Cons: "Boarding was a little confused. Crew was excellent as usual, but seemed to stop service in the last hour. Food was good, but they ran out of my preferred option. No screen entertainment, but access to entertainment was available via the WiFi."

Pros: "I got home"
Cons: "Seats were tiny as hell"

Pros: "Didn’t load my bag at point of departure"

Pros: "Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack."

Pros: "Thai was the first time in years delta was fast friendly and ONTIME with both departures and arrivals! That’s he most important to me!"
Cons: "No wifi available and The video entertainment service was bad: my video screen didn’t work- I asked for head phones and no one ever came back to me with some- luckily I had already Dwnld my own you tube and videos so I watch’s dmh own. I hope going home to hawaii these won’t be issue again"

Pros: "The plane went where it was supposed to go."

Pros: "N A"
Cons: "I did not receive acknowledgment that I had cancelled the flight... and I still received 'updates' to give uncertainty to the status."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Seats are in humane"

Cons: "N/an/a"

Pros: "I was on a 3 seat side at the window. I was lucky to get seatmates who were friendly and helpful. The crew was great, and very friendly."
Cons: "I love that the flight was cold, but if you get easily, you might want a light jacket or blanket!"

Pros: "Great flight!"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Comfort"

Cons: "Delayed boarding as the first flight of the day"

Pros: "Great!"
Cons: "Great!"

Pros: "The help desk personnel was friendly."
Cons: "Due to my first flight being late I missed my second flight. Delta booked me on a flight that was departing 5 hours later instead of the next flight. I had to go and ask to be was put on the stand by list for a sooner flight but not given any priority over the other standby's even though it was Delta's fault that my original flight was late."

Cons: "At least 10, including my entertainment systems didn't work as soon as we took off. A 4 1/2 hour flight cross country with no entertainment, very disappointing. The crew was very unorganized, they couldn't even figure out how to give drinks and snacks in an efficient manner with initially skipping several rows without asking about either. Seat headrests were not adjustable up and down."

Cons: "Didn't stick to zones when boarding customers. Gate agent basically let anyone board during pre boarding and priority boarding, why even offer it if you aren't going to make people adhere to the rules."

Pros: "I was able to do my check in and seat picking fast with no problem"
Cons: "A lot of the airport employees and staff negative and Grouchi mean attitude but does not take away nothing with the airline company staff very helpful and positive people"

Pros: "The Delta planes on both legs were comfortable and the crew very pleasant."
Cons: "The check in lines were chaotic and I had already checked in online. I just needed to drop off my baggage, so to save time due to my early flight I paid more for the curbside check-in."

Pros: "Great (seemed like unusually friendly and helpful) crew. Plenty of carry on baggage room."
Cons: "Seats didn't recline. Plane hot initially and couldn't be cooled down until airborne."

Pros: "Entertainment was great. Many options"
Cons: "When we arrived for check in we were told we did not have seats assigned, even though I had picked seats previously. At the gate we were told the flight was very full so we would not be able to sit together."

Pros: "Nice selection of in-flight media Ahead of time arrival"
Cons: "MSP baggage service was probably the longest delay I have ever experienced w Delta~40 minutes. (Overshadows the ahead of time arrival). Also, I had an oversize item-ski bag-which for some reason they did not deliver through the designated "oversize baggage" door but instead put out against the wall through a side door well down the terminal from the designated door. I might still be standing there except my traveling companion walked down that way and found it."

Pros: "The plane was surprisingly comfortable. The seats had USB ports. The touch screens were clear and responsive. Most importantly, the service of the flight attendants was excellent. I was quite happy."

Pros: "Comfortable-love the 2 seats!"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "They handled a crowded flight very well."

Pros: "The flight was much smoother than our flight out."
Cons: "We bought two tickets at the same time months in advance. However, when we checked in they gave us two seats at completely opposite ends of the plane. My husband was placed in 10B, the first row behind first class and I was placed in 36B, the back row against the wall. We both had middle seats, which means that the people on either side if us were single travelers. Why couldn't one of them be reassigned so that we could have sat together?"

Pros: "Not enough meals for ALL Passengers, we were S.O.L. DELAYED flight, snotty stewardess, flight changed by our request but baggage sent to WRONG DESTINATION. WE HAD TO Arrange for luggage to be picked up aND drive an hour to get it. After waiting 3 hours to locate our luggage. I Will NEVER FLY DELTA SKELTOR' nor will I recommend THEM EITHER"

Pros: "The desire of the flight attendants to help."
Cons: "Quality of food."

Cons: "Flight was delayed due to weather. That is understandable. However the crew was not helpful in sharing any information with customers about changes to connecting flights. Much time was wasted and I had to reschedule my flight. The staff members that booked my hotel and my new flight were short and brief and not very helpful or accommodating or informative. Overall I didn’t not feel like a welcomed guest and I do not feel enough compensation was offered for such an inconvenience. Not being able to have my bag overnight was a hassle. I had no clean clothes and had to throw out my contacts because I had no solution. I also couldn’t use the meal voucher they gave me because everywhere in the airport was closed by that time. No stipend was given for toiletries or food delivery. Very unimpressed."

Pros: "Everything was pretty smooth, on time, as expected, no problems."
Cons: "The entertainment access from my device was unusable due to unavailability of downloading the proprietary American Airlines APP. I had the GoGo In Flight app installed but that wasn’t enough. A better system should be in place."

Pros: "Mostly pleasant flight crew"
Cons: "Better gate agent and mechanics"

Cons: "Seat wasn’t comfortable and the on flight entertainment didn’t work. AA in flight WiFi kept giving error messages"

Pros: "That the flight ended"
Cons: "Everything. In a flight from Miami/Orlando (full of families) you are not allowed to choose seats, at the gate (where you supposed to change seats) the staff was rude, inside the plan people make their own changes and it gets a mess. Terrible experience."

Cons: "Lack of a crew delayed flight 4 + hours."

Pros: "Modern aircraft."
Cons: "Leg room, especially for a 6’3 person in the middle seat."

Cons: "50 minute wait for a gate to deplane. How could there not be a gate at 10:30 pm? It’s not like our arrival was a surprise!?"

Pros: "Good crew. Good movie selection."
Cons: "Seat 20D stereo plug on screen was very finicky, lost audio until I twisted the plug. Happened any time I moved the headset cord."

Pros: "The food and the movies!"
Cons: "The air on the plane was stale and I could barely breathe the entire flight. I feel sick and light headed after that one."

Cons: "The cabin was way too cold."

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "snacks"

Pros: "Comfortable seat, no middle seat on my side of plane."

Cons: "1 hour late leaving origination, late arrival at connection & missed flight, overnight hotel at my expense when there was no weather at any of the cities in my itinerary. Hours and several calls to reschedule. App didn't allow me to pick seat or check in on next day's flight. That flight was late (had to wait for flight attendants to arrive from another late flight. It should not take 24 hours to fly from Phoenix to Boston in good weather."

Pros: "The service was great"
Cons: "That you have to pay extra for entertainment, that you have to have your own device, and that the food was mediocre"

Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Delayed on the tarmac"

Pros: "Flight attendant was dilligent"

Pros: "Friendly crew, and my wife and I were lucky to have empty seats next to us."
Cons: "Old plane, no food, no in-seat entertainment, drinks only for purchase. This is what air travel was like in the 1980s. A nice throwback flight!"

Pros: "The plane and crew were good."
Cons: "The adult movie selection was not interesting. I ended up watching a children's Disney movie that proved to be more entertaining. What caused my discomfort during the flight was not due to British Airways or American Airlines, but rather was a problem at the Frankfurt terminal. I could not take a bottle of water thru the security check and there was no water fountain after the security check. I have a lot of food sensitivities and cannot drink bottled water. It was only at the end of the flight when I was desperate for water that I discovered I could get some tap water from a flight attendant."

Pros: "I am so glad that there is a direct flight from Des Moi es to Philly. Our flight home arrived a little early and the crew was very responsive and professional."

Cons: "If you get to the airport too early and there aren't any American Airlines flight before yours you have to wait for the crew to get there to open the counter and check you in. Just a couple pounds over the 50lbs and you get screwed with a $100 fee. There is very little AC in the airport and very few outlets so if you have to wait for a flight make sure to charge your devices prior to getting to the airport. WiFi on this an all other American Airlines flights I've recently taken has been useless - almost impossible to use."

Cons: "We taxied on the runway for 45 minutes. Grrr"

Pros: "Drink service was good"

Cons: "It was terrible. definitly not up to the standards of a first class fare."

Pros: "They announce in the local language."

Pros: "i loved everything but there should be more variety of food and snacks"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "They were late because of bad scheduling and the gate agent was rude"

Cons: "Flight delayed and the costumer service was very bad in terms of providing information to the costumers, I have called and there was no proper line to reach them at, I got my information from British Airways, as they were operating the flight."

Pros: "I like the service, how they were polite to me, and made me feel welcome."

Pros: "Good service and excellent crew"
Cons: "Food choice are few by the time they reach the back of the plane."

Pros: "I loved the extra room in the seating, great seats too. Plus the personal TVs and movie selection was fantastic!!! However, 1/3 of the planes TVs did not work. Luckily, my row of TVs did work and we had an empty seat between my daughter and me , so when my son's TV went out he sat in my row which did work. Great plane, once everything is fixed!"

Pros: "Good meals and accommodating crew"
Cons: "Tight seats, not a lot of legroom"

Pros: "Safe, efficient and pleasant flight. I would fly American again. I appreciate getting a soda and snack included."
Cons: "No movie. I got "spoiled" on flight from Seattle to Phoenix with a movie perk. Was looking forward to another on the 2nd leg of our trip. I thought maybe it was an "American" thing. ... but apparently just got lucky on first leg."

Cons: "I paid 800.00 and no breakfast order lunch served."

Pros: "Love the direct flights from RDU to West Coast. Wish there were more cities on the list. The flight was delayed about 45 minutes after we boarded for take off. I hate sitting on planes idling. The seats are already uncomfortable, then add more time onto that to sit. But we made up the time in the air for an on time arrival. Hmmmm?"
Cons: "For a 5 hour flight at dinner time and then the 3 hour time change, the snacks provided are not enough. You just have to remember to bring food on the plane and then risk annoying your fellow passengers with the food/dinner dining space. More checks of drinks would be nice too. Cost cutting measures, but minimal considering a packed flight and pretty high ticket price."

Pros: "Special food is not proper"

Pros: "People were ok and felt bad for all that went wrong This leg was operated by American Airlines and they are horrible compared to our experiences on British airways."
Cons: "small leg room - less on American that operated the flight then British. food was just ok and the entertainment system was broken When flying British try to make sure its not operated by American Airlines"

Cons: "Cramped seating. As per usual."

Pros: "I paid for extra leg room and I got it. The only thing I was in the row right behind first class they require you to put all of your carry-on above even a purse. I had never had that before but I guess that's common practice."

Cons: "Poor snack options"

Pros: "The ticketing staff in Lihue was excellent!"

Pros: "Outstanding crew and pilot dealt with some tough weather issues"

Cons: "Checking one bag took 30 minutes. Very stressful"

Pros: "The new airplane was nice. The plane that we took to Hawaii was so old that it still had ashtrays and was super dirty."
Cons: "For some reason American has not given us any seat assignments in our trip home and all the gate agents are very unfriendly and not in HR least bit helpful."

Cons: "Why are there no more blankets?!?! Or if there are - they are for First Class only. Ridiculous"

Pros: "Seats are the most uncomfortable seats ever"

Pros: "Not crowd, got a exit row seat. Plenty of room"

Cons: "They could not find a flight for me until Sunday, two days later and are working on finding something sooner. Supposed to arrive last night which was Friday."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Being contacted even though reservation was cancelled the day it was made months ago. Caused unnecessary stress that I needed to call Airline to confirm cancellation."

Pros: "The TIMING AND ATMOSPHERE"

Pros: "The crew on both legs of our flight were very nice and accommodating."

Pros: "The crew was great. The flight arrived on time even though there was a mechanical delay."

Pros: "Excellent crew, really liked large overhead bin capacity on this 737-800, and excellent boarding."
Cons: "United apparently insists on making entertainment available only through its United app and personal devices. That may be OK for lots of passengers, but we prefer the entertainment options available on almost every other airline that flies internationally and long distance domestic flights."

Cons: "Didn't realize when we booked our seats that they were basic economy and we couldn't upgrade or change them. I was seated away from my husband, beside a very large man who hugged the armrest and munched loudly on corn chips. For 5 hours. Movie headphones were poor. No leg room and I'm 5'4", 125 lbs."

Pros: "The cabin crew was horrible. When serving refreshments during the flight, I was ignored repeatedly when I asked for a soda. My wife sitting next to me, and the other passenger on our row were served. I asked the flight attendant 5 times for a drink and never received it."
Cons: "fire the flight attendant, and find somebody who cares for their customers."

Cons: "The basic economy fare is not explained well when purchasing ticket. Insane that you can buy a ticket for your toddler child who is flying with you but can not request to sit next to them. And no overhead carry on is ridiculous. Have had so many problems with United this may be the final straw."

Cons: "First class seat and it barely reclined at all"

Pros: "On time and great professional staff throughout"

Pros: "The variety of movies"
Cons: "No daily wifi"

Pros: "quick fast and no nonsense, nothing to worry about on a 30 minutes. Hawaiian gets you there fast and mostly on time."

Cons: "Wi-Fi, as usual, was not working. Plus, there were no screens in the seat, so passengers have to rely on their own smartphones/tablets/magazines/books to keep entertained."

Cons: "The flight was delayed then to top it off we sat on the tarmac awaiting to off load in DesMoines. We spent just as much time waiting to off load as we did in flight!"

Pros: "Early arrival to DSM."

Pros: "The plane took of and arrived safely and on time. The entertainment was decent."
Cons: "1/2 bag of pretzels for a ~6 hour flight? Are you kidding me! The whole ride was sweltering hot. United flight attendants almost universally hate their jobs and they let it show. The entertainment system takes up half of the room under the seat, as if things weren’t cramped enough already."

Pros: "We were delayed taking off from Denver due to snow storm. The crew was communicative and accommodating."

Pros: "Well, I got there."
Cons: "Purchased economy plus bundle. United employee closed gate in my face at ORD. United Club toilets were filthy and the worst of my problems was the ridiculous selection of teas. (Toilets outside of United Club much cleaner.) I had an economy plus seat, but this did not allow me to board early. So I boarded late and there was no seat in front of me. So I could not put my carry on in front of me. I asked if I could put my bag in top, but attendant told me that I had to ask the first class person in front of me for a favor and thank them for the favor. I did. But this was one of the more disgusting experiences that I have had on an airplane and I paid an extra 100 USD for the privilege of it."

Cons: "We boarded the plane and due to "mechanical problem", we sat on the tarmac for ~3 hours before departing. This led to missing our connection at LAX and then missing our connection in ORD to State College tacking 6 extra hours to the trip. The late arrival and full work schedule the next day left me exhausted and got a nasty cold as a consequence. I find the frequency of mechanical problem delays to be high and increasing."

Pros: "The crew was polite and professional. Thanks"
Cons: "Cannot think of a thing"

Pros: "Got me from point A to B"
Cons: "Cabin was freezing, very skimpy on drinks, coffee maker didn't work. Ask volunteers to move to back of plane to balance out weight."

Pros: "The crew was one of most pleasurable group that I've flown with. Polite AND funny!"

Cons: "No comment"

Pros: "was"

Pros: "Will bw traveling to chicago then to iowa"
Cons: "Flight delay and itenirary changed"

Pros: "Generally, a good flight experience. The crew were polite and professional."

Pros: "Nothing I wasn't on it I missed it because of you"
Cons: "My plans for travel were ruined because when I arrived at the airport for my flight I was told it was too late to check my bags, therefore I had to be placed on a later flight which then set off a chain reaction where I lost my rental car and missed various meetings at the event I was supposed to be at my final destination. The main issue was that when I purchased my ticket throughout Kayak YOU NEVER SPECIFIED THAT I SHOULD CHECK MY BAGS 45 MINUTES EARLY OR I WOULD LOOSE MY FLIGHT. YOUR LACK OF CLEAR INSTRUCTION SCREWED UP MY TRIP"

Cons: "I did not like sitting on the runway for 40 minutes I did not like to have to run to catch the next flight I'm 63 years old I do you dont like to run to the next plane"

Pros: "The people on the flight with me"
Cons: "The flight attendants were cocky and then my flight was worse overall my flights in all were horrible with united . I've never been sick on a plain and I got so sick for the landings"

Pros: "Arrival was late and United held the connecting flight! Thanks United."

Pros: "No-thing!!!"
Cons: "I was traveled no with my wife and my son to Des Moines andI documented our 3 bags in Mexico City and "the first surprise" was that they charged in Mexico n I he front desk about $27 USD per bag...it seemed that the bags were also passengers and " needed to pay"... The big other surprise was when we got to Des Moines and realized all the bags were opened!...my wife's jewelry was stolen!!!! UNITED AIRLINES SUCK!!!!!"

Cons: "It was freezing on the flight no blankets. A lot of turbulence and a very hard landing. Not pleasant at all."

Cons: "The plane was delayed again n again from ,7:30 pm to 11:45pm"

Pros: "Boarding was as it should be. The flight crew were friendly and did their jobs well."
Cons: "Two of the movie screens in our row were broken. The seats are rediculously tight. Leg room is terrible."

Cons: "Flight got cancelled cause of issues with plane. Took over 5 hours in line to get to the counter to talk to someone. There were only 2 counter people for first 3 hours. Once at counter ther had to put us on flight for next day. (Just informed 5 min ago that flight has been delayed another day cause of plane issues.) they couldn't get us to sit together which I understand but also put me in a middle seat which I'm clostraphobic so that sucks. Told me that I can book a hotel to stay at and they would reimburse me.... eventually. Fought over that for an hour and they finally agreed to pay for Hotel. Overall the trip was great but the departure from Kauai has been real bad. Still waiting to leave the island."

Pros: "The flight I was able to get on eventually had pleasant crew and arrived early."
Cons: "Where to start.... they "delayed" my flight for 11 hrs from 5:55pm to 0700am due to "weather" so no hotel or food vouchers would be issued. THEY ALSO SAID "don't bother going stand by for the other two flights leaving this evening as they will be overbooked or "cancelled" as well. When I walked to customer service they stated it was NOT cancelled but rather "rescheduled due to operational issues" then they put me on stand by for the next flight leaving in a couple hours. I boarded that flight only to be pulled out of my seat the last second before the gate closed saying there was an error and there were two "Fishers" and I was in one of thier seats. After closing the door and departing the gate the agent said "whoops" I guess it was a small child that was to be on the parents lap. "Sorry" as the plane left with an empty seat that I had been sitting in. After a long conversations with the supervisor they finally were able to book me on the last flight out that night arriving in DM at 12:15 in am. I had to dig my original boarding pass out of the garbage as they had refused to put me in first class... an upgrade I had paid for. After being lied to repeatedly about status of plane and bumped from flight due to incompetent gate agent I was able to finally procure a $10 food voucher (a beer is $11 at the airport. There are additional bungles including lost luggage and more to this saga but I think you get the picture."

Cons: "Plane change from lie down seats to regular. Intermittent sound on TV. Only movies & not very good. Attendant spilled water on me & iPad filling glass for window passenger. Seat reclinred but needed to be manually pulled upright. Not very good value for 1st class ticket price."

Cons: "No help from the flight attendants before we landed to inquire to see if the connecting flight would wait - just MINUTES!"

Cons: "My scooter should have been gate checked to BWI. instead it was only checked to LAX due to a error at the gate. It arrived 14choirs later."

Pros: "Good movie choices"
Cons: "No food. Just some peanuts"

Pros: "I like how courteous the attendants were."
Cons: "We had many delays with the system down. We ended up in lines at the airport for nearly 3 hours. Also, it would have been nice to be given food for that long of a flight."

Cons: "Late night flight to begin with then mechanical issues so more delay which made it later. Chicago ground folks were very good at keeping us informed on the status."

Pros: "I really appreciate them getting us there safely the crew was fine and it was nice to have tvs on each seat complimentary it really helps having something else to take you away mentally when physically your crammed together and it's really not comfortable or pleasant. I think the staff and crew were just fine though it's just flying has gotten to be something I don't enjoy and want to avoid as much as possible it's that way with most airlines though I think her blue is a little better on seat space and usually always has the tvs but yeah they are limited where they fly and it I is just expensive and uncomfortable to fly I think."
Cons: "Uncomfortable and expensive."

Cons: "United canceled my reservation without any explanation. The Worst customer service ever!!!!"

Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "It landed in Des Moines 30 minutes early."

Pros: "Flight, when it the air, was fine. But..."
Cons: "We arrived from Tampa about 8:00am to discover shortly later that flight 558 would be delayed to 9:30am. Then at 9:30 it was announced the plane is to be delayed to 10:30. Shortly after that announcement it was announced a gate change and further delay to 11:30. Then another delay to 12:20. finally departed."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Fast boarding, pleasant crew, nice leg room!"

Pros: "I have metal leg braces. The staff was helpful getting me from terminal to terminal. They were very helpful."
Cons: "Having a leg brace makes difficult I am blessed I can move a little without them. I had to move a short distance without my brace. No place to put it back on."

Pros: "Great ticket counter staff!"
Cons: "Overbooking a flight by this much is obscene. When an aircraft goes down, everyone loses."

Pros: "I flew from OKC to Houston and then home to DSM. The price was terrific for a one way flight. I bought at 2:30 am for $130. I checked later the next morning and the price was $455! United Airlines is a great airline. There was a wonderful agent who helped me at the kiosk for check-in. Very friendly. The flight attendant on this flight was very personable."

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