Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Lihue to San Diego
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Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Lihue to San Diego.
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Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
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An average nonstop flight takes 5h 40m, covering a distance of 2672 miles.
There are 7 (nonstop) flights between Lihue and San Diego per week, averaging 1 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on United Airlines ($138) and Hawaiian Airlines ($142), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($280) and United Airlines ($336).
Alaska Airlines flies 7 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
From Lihue to San Diego, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Lihue , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Lihue you will be using Lihue, often referred to as Lihue Airport. You will be landing at San Diego, also known as San Diego Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "WIFI was not working"
Pros: "The crew was great. Friendly and helpful"
Cons: "A 5 hour Departure delay."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "I was NOT happy to spend over $100 for two bags for two passengers."
Cons: "Turbulence, delayed takeoff due to weather, had to circle back on landing because other planes hadn’t cleared runway"
Pros: "It was so nice to fly direct again!"
Cons: "Paul at gate D20 BWI was our hero! Just make sure his manager knows :) thanks"
Pros: "Seat very comfortable"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Cons: "Thank you"
Pros: "How smooth and orderly the whole trip went"
Cons: "WiFi did not work well"
Cons: "Extra leg space"
Pros: "I liked the mood lighting, the spacious area under the seat in front of my aisle seat, the choice in movies, and that every seat had a screen."
Cons: "The takeoff and landing were smooth except that the plane felt like it was fishtailing a bit. Otherwise, it was great!"
Pros: "Free upgrade!!!"
Cons: "It was great!! Couldn’t have been any better!"
Cons: "No problem at all"
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."
Cons: "Announcements via intercom too rushed, unclear and poorly pronounced. The speaker needs to pronounce each word, and the end of each word clearly."
Cons: "Smooth sailing no issues"
Pros: "Brand new aircraft. Tons of legroom"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and everyone was extremely nice and helpful."
Pros: "The attendants were great"
Cons: "The line of people in the aisle waiting for the bathroom."
Cons: "Caused serious problems with our travel plans"
Cons: "There was only water served then 30 minutes before landing they served juice. We had to ask if we wanted some of the cookies they are suppose to give out"
Pros: "I liked the way I was treated during the entire trip"
Cons: "we had a few turbalances during trip which couldn't be helped, other than all went well."
Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly staff, comfortable seating."
Cons: "Food and beverage choices. Too cold and entertainment was limited l."
Pros: "I liked being able to carry on my bag that I purchased from the airport just so I wouldn’t have to check a bag. Spent a good sum of money doing so."
Cons: "Checking my bag just so the airport could charge us more money."
Cons: "I forgot my headphones. $3 to borrow a pair from virgin?"
Pros: "The flight was very empty and my entire group got there Ian row."
Pros: "Consistent, professional, & courteous."
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: "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: "Nothing went wrong."
Cons: "Turbulence. Haha!"
Pros: "Very professional atmosphere"
Pros: "Alaska airlines employees go out of there way to be friendly and engaging with customers."
Cons: "The window was dirty and you couldn't see out of it at all. Overall it wasn't too bad but it could definitely use improvement."
Pros: "The beverage was good."
Pros: "People were efficient and friendly"
Pros: "Cheese plate was great as always"
Cons: "Late and chaotic boarding. No clear lines and just a mob herding toward the counter to board."
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: "Comfortable chair, spacious since I upgraded to Premium."
Cons: "NO snack though, was offered just water from a large botter"
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!"
Cons: "I was not able to use my TSA Pre Check. San Diego Facility is wayy to small and overcrowded. I was never welcomed aboard the plane"
Cons: "The planes, both ways, was filthy."
Pros: "Clean roomy plane."
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: "Pilot had a sense of humor"
Cons: "Lack of common features of 2010 and up like American outlet, TV in headrest for everyone for free. Co-pilot arrived late although I do not know why, maybe there was an emergency but I feel there should be a stand-by closer than 50 min. Away."
Cons: "Plane had no fuel so we had to wait 2 hours For it to refuel elsewhere. Then the crew ran overtime so we had to wait 3.5 hours for a new crew. From exactly where the plane had refuelled"
Cons: "Short flight great friendly service."
Cons: "More snacks"
Pros: "Attentive cheerful staff."
Cons: "Left late"
Cons: "Maintenance delay of two hours."
Pros: "Smooth, comfortable, wonderful staff and nice meals/snacks/ selection of movies."
Cons: "Free entertainment for the long flight"
Cons: "Flight was 2 hours delayed so missed lunch and wasted more than half a day in the airport instead of enjoying my vacation"
Pros: "Hawaiian Airline staff attempted to accommodate a delayed flight by rescheduling but caused a 12 hour delay in the process. My flight actually left a little after schedule and they gave our seats away while we were standing at the gate trying to straighten out our connection flight. Poor execution"
Cons: "The whole experience"
Pros: "Non stop very good"
Cons: "Served no vegetarian lunch just chicken"
Pros: "I love the energy of Hawaiian Airlines I truly feel the Aloha"
Cons: "My bag was lost ~ that's frustrating. This is an aspect of my travel, but overall my flight & experience was groovy."
Cons: "TSA was ridiculous. After giving someone in our party TSA PreCheck they wouldn’t let us all go through (it was my son who is a minor)"
Pros: "I loved my experience with HA. The flight attendants and airport staff are so friendly and welcoming. The Hawaiian music and informative video are lovely touches. 1) I do NOT appreciate the $25 charge for luggage. Southwest does not charge for checked bags, and they are thriving. I think it's greedy to charge for luggage. 2) I wish they'd offer a meatless option when serving meals. So many people are plant-based now and I wish HA offered that to patrons. 3) Movies and TV in-flight should be free, as in...gratis. Other carriers offer free in-flight entertainment and HA should not charge. 4) The planes are nice, the crew is FABULOUS; truly a standout in the industry. They have that beautiful Aloha spirit."
Pros: "Fantastic attendants, clean, overal A+"
Pros: "Lots of space for coach passengers and I’m 6’2”."
Cons: "None of the snack or meal options were vegan"
Cons: "Boarding procedure"
Cons: "Flying first class, only one bag that was #54. Had to pay $75 for a “heavy” bag; even though I am allowed 3 checked bags! I was outraged. Only flying from Kaua’i to Honolulu. (Then Delta to Atlanta). Very rude ticket agent, then rude flight attendants."
Pros: "It just a quick flight from Kihue to Honolulu so you can’t expect much. You go up, you come down. Not much time for comfort or for. At least we got juice."
Pros: "No problems."
Cons: "No leg room with Silver (raft or?) under seat."
Cons: "Poor entertainment. Poor meal servir (no vegetarian options). Old planes."
Cons: "Very unclear about where/when to board in Kona"
Pros: "Equipment was clean and comfortable. Flight crew was extremely pleasant and willing to work the cabin price was very competitive"
Cons: "Airport terminal inLihue needs upgrades and more seating."
Pros: "Solid all around"
Cons: "The women at the gate were total bitches. Rude. Poor costumer service. And not very helpful. The main woman ( Hawaiian mix looking ) was very rude and stuck up. You need to retrain her!!! I will never book that flight ever again !!! Very disappointed. Rather go with Delta!!!"
Cons: "No veggie food on a 6 hour long flight! Air craft too old. No free in-flight entertainment. Basic utilities like blanket and snacks ridiculously expensive. Staff not friendly in general even during holiday season."
Cons: "Food option is lousy - instead of sandwiches, just give me some fruit or vegetables or hard boiled eggs. And the entertainment options are mostly paid - terrible for kids. We had children screaming on the whole flight and this might have been helped if you offered free kids selections on the entertainment. Even Delta and Alaska offer free entertainment. And I was surprised there was no Wifi either."
Cons: "Waited 15 minutes on runway for gate to clear. Baggage also slow and conveyor seemed to have problems"
Pros: "I did like the orange mix juice they gave out."
Pros: "Staff was extra friendly!!!"
Cons: "It was freezing and we didn't have a way to control the air blowing down on us."
Cons: "They've lost our luggage"
Pros: "Wish there was a free movie for the general seating"
Cons: "7 hours of sitting in the airport because of a delay."
Cons: "They destroyed us a new samsonite suitcase"
Cons: "Unfortunately we had a problem with the first plane and waited on board for an hour before they let us know we would have to get off. Waited another hour to board the next plane. I do understand that issues arise, but it was still a bummer."
Cons: "No timely info provided prior to and during the delay. Except for the fact that there was no acft at the gate there was no announcement of a delay. A Delta passenger rcvd a text about the delay, but nothing from HAL. No one around to answer questions till the end of the second delay was near."
Cons: "The baggage took almost an hour to be retrieved. Specifically the staff was inadequate to unload baggage. The last things to be returned were all of the car seats, meaning the already late flight for families waited over an hour to leave the airport."
Cons: "Still waiting for luggage 45 minutes after arriving!"
Cons: "Extra cost for bags and no Snacks."
Cons: "The security guard made me go through security twice and then pointed me in the wrong direction to the gate and made me miss my flight"
Pros: "always a pleasant experience."
Pros: "First time I was given a free meal on a plane in decades."
Cons: "Let me start by saying.. I never ever leave negative comments; and two, I apologize for th long winded message.. but I'm still fuming!! My husband and I both had smaller roller carry on bags traveling with us. When we approached the plane through the gate, the Hawaiian Airlines staff told us there wasn't anymore room for our bags, and that they would have to be checked. Whenever this has been done on other airlines, they always return your bag to you as soon as you get off the plane... not this time! Our bags were sent to baggage claim, and we had a connecting flight with a very short layover window! This means that we were FORCED to leave the airport area, retrieve our bags from baggage claim, go through security AGAIN and almost miss our connecting flight! I expressed to the crew immediately after we got off the plane our situation and that we were never even given an option to give them our bags as we would have never opted in for going all the way out and all the way back in to get to our connection (SO stressful!!). Make a long story short, the staff lied to us about where our bags were going, were NOT helpful when I told them that we needed our bags, and showed no concern or sympathy that we may miss out connecting flight because of their mistake. Winded, mad and extremely late.. we barely got on the connection.. NO THANKS TO THE HAWAIIAN AIRLINES STAFF! Will never fly Hawaiian again!"
Pros: "Very easy take off and landing"
Pros: "on time departure and arrival at destination"
Cons: "too many people and I couldn't get a window seat. My only real complaint is against TSA and not you."
Cons: "would like complimentary TV channels and movies"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "Liked the attitude of staff and comfort of 50% capacity."
Cons: "There were costumers taking off mask and walking through plane."
Pros: "I appreciate that Delta leaves seats empty, for our health."
Cons: "Snacks were all sugar-laden. Not good for anyone!"
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "The seat backs are very uncomfortable for my neck & upper back. Difficult to tolerate, and gave me headache on each flight."
Pros: "No middle seats. Crew was nice. More space for people."
Cons: "The ceiling next to the spot lights or calling for help was dirty. I was expecting everything to be wiped. I turned my air fan on, and my there were some brown spots on my hands. And I looked up, it was dirty up there."
Cons: "When I pick up my bags"
Pros: "We needed a seat belt extender and one of the crew members noticed and was so kind in getting that. No embarrassment or drawing attention to the customer. His name? David"
Pros: "Nothing. They lost the plane so we couldn’t even fly out"
Cons: "Finding the plane"
Cons: "Flight was late for one hour"
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour."
Pros: "On time departure and smooth landing"
Cons: "More leg room. Stop nickel and dining passengers to appease investors. Delta is an evil corporation"
Pros: "Despite boarding late, and sitting on the tarmac for half an hour since we missed our take off time, and having to move passengers around to balance the weight on the plane, we made it home alive."
Cons: "We landed over half an hour late. Flight attendants needed to move passengers to balance the weight on the small plane, and asked for "volunteers." When there were none, the FA stood in the aisle and said we just weren't going to take off if nobody volunteered. They should have just MOVED people."
Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence and people screaming in fear, it always makes me feel better when the crew says something reassuring to make people less anxious."
Pros: "Charging at every seat is great."
Cons: "All of the plane extras (e.g. WiFi, food service, etc.) were out of commission for some reason. Without WiFi, I couldn’t watch anything on my own device, and I would’ve had to pay for a headset that is compatible with your screens."
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "The only problem with the food was it was all canceled because of rough weather."
Cons: "I’m would be much better if I can sit by my husband."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour. Missed my Easter dinner plans... :("
Pros: "Crew was nice, despite multiple hoardings and time delays."
Cons: "Plane was originally set to leave at 11:30 am, but was delayed until 3:00 pm for equipment. We boarded the plane at 3:00, the door was closed, and 30 minutes of waiting at the gate, where told to deplane, and the flight would leave at 5:06. There was another flight to San Diego, also delayed for hou"
Pros: "It was a nice flight. No troubles"
Pros: "Crew provided first class service and were in good spirits for a very full flight. Full first class beverage service"
Cons: "No food except cookies and salty crisps in first clsss. There was ample time for a full breakfast."
Pros: "The website delivered everything I needed."
Cons: "More discounts for frequent users."
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."
Pros: "Seat comfort and crew. Atlanta customs was much more efficient in processing people."
Pros: "Like Above"
Cons: "Like above"
Pros: "Entertainment available"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "It was very hot in the cabin during the flight. Several passengers noticed."
Pros: "On time, comfortable, great flight attendants."
Pros: "Had to cross terminals and the pathway was closed due to an international flight landing (poor planning on LAX part) so had to exit and reenter terminal through TSA. Flight delayed an hour then cancelled due to control panel failure. 10pm flight became 12am bus (and originally told it was 11.15pm bus which was "stuck in traffic" when google map traffic was all green). Got back to SD 4 hours after scheduled time."
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 movies were spectacular"
Cons: "Food was a bit plain"
Pros: "loved the airbus and in flight movies good stufg"
Pros: "It was a good flight"
Pros: "Quick and on time. Comfortable seats."
Cons: "Not many movie options."
Pros: "Stewardess named "Mel.""
Cons: "Paid for upgraded seat to "Comfort" for both of us. Bank account was charged for both. Got to gate and only one of us was upgraded. Gate agents said there was nothing hey could do, and that I had to call customer service. Nothing, in person. Terrible"
Pros: "Entertainment, newer plane, great crew. and complimentary meal? fantastic."
Cons: "I checked in 12 hours in advance for both trips and was assigned a B seat toward the back of the plane for both, with no capability to select my seats in advance."
Pros: "Complimentary meal and entertainment, very good service from flight attendants."
Cons: "Seat 43B?! I checked in 12+ hours in advance."
Pros: "Friendly crews."
Cons: "Crying girl whole flight"
Pros: "I appreciated the kindness of the staff at each of our stops. From beginning to end they were polite, helpful, and kind!"
Pros: "The flight crew were really nice and I was really comfortable in the Comfort+ section of the plane. It's a nice upgrade for Delta and hope the other airlines follow suit. Granted I had a very active infant, I didn't have any problems."
Pros: "It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from"
Cons: "It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from"
Pros: "Leg room not as bad as general chatter."
Cons: "Seat width a problem. Center seat passenger used arm rest subject me to cart hits and hits from other passengers. Aisle seemed narrow. New Embracier airplane with 6 seats across."
Pros: "Decent food"
Cons: "Bad delay Flight attendants not friendly"
Pros: "Didn't know you could get complimentary meals anymore! The movie selection was awesome too!"
Cons: "Why is the complimentary Wi-Fi and messaging only for T-Mobile subscribers?"
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: "The staff communicated what was going on"
Cons: "Our plane had mechanical problems and never left. I thought they would bring another plane in for us, but they never did. After 8 hours of waiting, we decided to cancel our trip and go home."
Pros: "Snacks included bananas."
Cons: "Forced to gate check a bag that fit within the size constraints."
Pros: "The cinnamon cookies, the in-flight movie selection, and the helpful flight crew helped make this flight not as bad as it could have been."
Cons: "There was an infant in the seat directly behind me that chose to cry and scream through a large part of the flight. The mother of this child did not/was not able to keep the child from crying. Even with headphones on, this child's crying persisted to pierce the ears of every passenger within 5 rows of it."
Cons: "Boarding was ok however person sitting next to me, her seat was double booked. Luckily the other person also got Comfort seat."
Pros: "Read above"
Cons: "Read above"
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "I downloaded the app and followed the directions to watch a movie but when I got on board I host the connection and not get back in . It would not allow me to download anything"
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "My tv monitor did not work."
Cons: "Ladying calling out the plane numbers i could barley understand her"
Pros: "I was on time"
Cons: "Compensation for your mistakes"
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."
Cons: "Seemed disorganized getting on"
Cons: "Incredibly cramped airplane"
Pros: "The meals on Japan Airlines (JAL) were delicious!"
Cons: "Fukuoka and Narita airports had terminals that weren’t connected by a train or even an indoor path. It was covered but it was cold in Narita and Fukuoka required a slow shuttle."
Pros: "I could be rebooked on my initial flight and I arrived early in San Diego."
Cons: "I was rebooked on my initial flight but I had lost my seat and I landed at the end of the plane. It took ages to get out. I understand the situation, however."
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"
Cons: "Had to buy another ticket"
Pros: "Landing at my final destination."
Cons: "Over 3 hours of delays. American Airlines needs to get their act together at Chicago O’Hare airport."
Cons: "Delay in boarding was over an hour"
Cons: "I have flown this airline many times and never once have we ever taken off on time. We left 2 and a half hours late and the people that work for them are grumps all the time. Never flying them again."
Pros: "Direct flight from desired origin to destination Boarding by zones"
Cons: "Uncomfortable, small, seat space with inadequate legroom. Lack of personal entertainment options. Paid extra for earlier boarding group which only benefited me by about 5 people. (NOT WORTH IT!) Lack of complimentary food options. (Pay for everything)"
Cons: "difficult connecting to wifi."
Pros: "Drink service was good"
Pros: "Quick and painless flight"
Pros: "Once we were in the air, the flight was average."
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to several mechanical issues but the ground crew did not communicate effectively on the issue or how long the delay would be. I understand that these issues occur, but better communications and empathy from the ground crew would have gone a long way. Boarding was also a disaster because everyone tried to board at the same time and again, the ground crew did nothing to control the situation."
Cons: "The crew was rude."
Pros: "An open seat next to me"
Pros: "i loved everything but there should be more variety of food and snacks"
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Numerous delays."
Cons: "The check in process at JFK was a disaster. The kiosk check in machines were constantly malfunctioning, where to line up was unclear, and staff acted frustrated. After several failed attempts with the kiosks you have to wait in line to check in at the counter anyways. It would have saved almost an hour of my time to just go straight to the counter-- had I been allowed to. I wanted to check a bag which contained some fragile items. Several bottles of wine which I wrapped in bubble wrap and cushioned with my packed clothes. I requested a "Fragile" sticker to be put on my bag. I was told "We don't do that here". So I asked if they handle ALL bags with extreme care and I was laughed at and told to go on my way. When I got my bag at my destination-- the outside of my leather suitcase was sliced to the lining. There were scuff marks and torn leather. My wine had been completely shattered. Not just a crack in the bottle, but flattened completely. My clothes were stained, my bag ruined. I don't know if putting a fragile sticker on would have prevented this, but I don't understand why they just "don't do that". We are trusting our property to the airline when we check bags. I will never trust American Airlines ever again. They don't want to know if I have anything fragile, and they don't care when I tell them."
Pros: "Quick and easy thanks"
Cons: "I paid 800.00 and no breakfast order lunch served."
Pros: "Sittings on the tarmac for 90 minutes no airs no waters. 114 degrees"
Cons: "The very least employees should offer customer some waters to cool of"
Cons: "Cramped seating. As per usual."
Pros: "Staff on the plane was pleasant."
Cons: "When I checked in I wasn't given a seat assignment. I had to wait until I got to the gate."
Pros: "Ok boarding, ok service, ok flight"
Cons: "We were delayed for about 1hr without any explanation or apology. Thank goodness i didn't have a connecting flight."
Pros: "Well organised"
Pros: "Roomy aisle seat"
Pros: "No much"
Cons: "Aircraft is small, boarding is a mad dash to the plane"
Pros: "The ticketing staff in Lihue was excellent!"
Cons: "We missed our connection because of American Airlines incompetence. That being said the flight itself was ok."
Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."
Cons: "Despite paying 5 months in advance, couldn't check in online or reserve seats without paying extra. AA customer service told me there were no more "complimentary " seats!! Very tight legroom in cabin."
Cons: "Took my bag for no reason, I flew there with it."
Cons: "just like above + I had previously requested a vegan meal that had been confirmed and I was presented a "dish" of pasta loaded with cheese and was told that that was vegan ... 9 hours flight with no food The sound outlet on my seat was broken and, again, no entertainment for the entire flight"
Cons: "Missed Connection."
Pros: "Great service!"
Pros: "The attention from the staff during the flight,was excellent."
Cons: "I'd didn't like that we'd had to pay 50 dollars for a medium size luggage,when other passengers have,slightly smaller suitcase,a carry on a lap top or big purse."
Cons: "AA canceled my flight my kids who live 4 hours away from San Diego drove that distance to pick me up yesterday, we got a hotel room for the canceled flight but they ended up paying $200 for the night. AA did not let us know thr flight was canceled until late last night."
Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "SEATS IN FIRST CLASS WERE EXCELLENT WITH MANY PERKS."
Cons: "DELAYS IN BOARDING. Almost 2hrs"
Cons: "It did not happen! Had to taxi to Austin!"
Cons: "1 hour late. And when the pilot made announcements during the movie it would not pause. We missed parts of the movie. It was annoying."
Pros: "My husband and I were traveling together to Dallas, and we were unable to sit together-The ticketing agent was very rude when we asked if she could find us seats that were together. She said, "We could ask someone on the flight to switch with us". We paid $738.00 total for both tickets to Dallas, and found it very hard to believe that we could not get seats that were next to each other. We have had this same situation on other airlines, and they were very accommodating to our needs."
Cons: "They did not enforce masks. Person sitting next to me had mask off the entire time."
Cons: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "No video screen, WiFi didn’t work, hot, got one lousy glass of water"
Cons: "First class seat and it barely reclined at all"
Pros: "Free WiFi with movies"
Pros: "The variety of movies"
Cons: "No daily wifi"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Small plane"
Pros: "I want $254 visa gift card as a refund!!!!!"
Cons: "Please see above"
Cons: "No bags to go to overhead bin"
Cons: "Lost my baggage at united, better not cooperate with them"
Pros: "Everything is smoothie"
Cons: "I have not find any"
Pros: "Boarding was very easy , no long line , trip was on time ."
Pros: "Dr usus I"
Cons: "The keys"
Pros: "Everything ran as expected"
Cons: "I saw my bag come out of the baggage claim ripped open. My stuff coming out. My zipper was complety destroyed and my locking mechanism on my bag was ripped off even though it wasn't locked."
Cons: "Left an hour late."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Delays, multiple gate changes"
Pros: "Lack of services for price"
Cons: "Lack of services for price"
Cons: "Need to pay to watch TV"
Cons: "Food is actually not applicable"
Pros: "Arrived safely and almost on time despite late departure."
Cons: "Boarded plane in nonsensical manner. Had to try to walk opposite the flow of traffic to find room in overhead luggage compartment. Plane was too cold."
Cons: "The United mobile app as well as my emails stated that the gate was B3. Upon arriving at gate B3 and attempting to board, I was alerted that I was at the incorrect gate. The gate was switched to C11. However, my app did not alert me nore did it reflect the gate change. I didn't receive a text or email update. I had to run to the different concourse nearly missing the fling."
Cons: "Lost $700 on this trip. The refund policy was extremely unclear, and the time window for valid trip insurance was extremely short. The purchase of insurance was useless."
Cons: "Had to rent a car at LAX in order to actually make it home to San Diego. Also had to go home without any of my luggage ..."
Cons: "Same as above same as above"
Pros: "Joe H was amazing!!!"
Pros: "Just. O. K"
Pros: "The call center that i was forwarded to that did nothing to help at all or the agent who hung up on me while i was trying to get an explanation of why they keft me stranded in the airport."
Pros: "Super friendly funny attendant"
Pros: "Good movie options, quick boarding process."
Cons: "Never made it!!"
Pros: "Crowded like sardines Groups 4 & 5 were told you must check your carry-on bags Wifi didn't work for all devices Pilot had to make second approach, because he was too freaking low!!"
Cons: "newar to San Diego was fine"
Cons: "They charge me to much for my second baggage($70)"
Pros: "Nice short trip with no complications."
Cons: "Everything was fine; I just generally don't like flying."
Pros: "Good movie choices"
Cons: "No food. Just some peanuts"
Pros: "Excellent cabin service. Arrive destination on time."
Pros: "They were prompt and polite"
Pros: "Staff and comfort good."
Cons: "Samething no help to my flights or cabin."
Cons: "The movie I was watching ended 20mins before the end.."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Sound issues with TV and phone jack"
Cons: "After sleeping in the airport all night, I was put in the seat next to the restroom which smelled really bad"
Cons: "very late."
Pros: "Love the free tv/movies with the United App. That was great!"
Cons: "Round my credit card"
Pros: "Chairs were comfortable on this plane"
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