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American Airlines
Overall score based on 44,907 reviews
7.5
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7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
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Pros: "Crew was absolutely precious."
Cons: "Delayed because a passenger was let on that shouldn’t have been. The plane was kind of beat up and gross. The gate changed after boarding started. This is the second flight in two weeks that had the wrong gate posted."

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and quick with service."
Cons: "There was no in-flight entertainment! This is ridiculous for an overnight, international flight."

Pros: "The crew was very attentive and caring."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. The pilot explained that the plane had been sitting in the sun all day and during the flight check, they realized that the interior of the plane had gotten over 100 degrees by not being operated for hours before the flight. Seems like poor planning or preparation."

Cons: "The entertainment s really poor And flight as delayed for over 5hours"

Pros: "No. they put me in the middle of aisle seat. It is hard for me to get up for use the bath room."
Cons: "I am an old man also I have a bladder problem. They should assign my seat by the aisle so I can get up when I want to use the bath room. Also they are a lot of empty seats."

Pros: "Not much!"
Cons: "Flight was 90 minutes late leaving Manchester so J missed my connection in Philadelphia! After a rebooking I was put on a flight to LA but that flight was also late and delayed getting to the gate in LA so I missed the flight to Seattle"

Pros: "Really easy boarding and flight. Great in flight entertainment options."

Pros: "Prior to boarding, we had help with our seating. My wife gets anxiety and our son is three, so I felt like I needed to be there for them both. A crew member ensured we sat together."
Cons: "Everything else."

Pros: "Seat ok, crew was good and flight left right on time"
Cons: "Just the entertainment need to have options"

Pros: "Overall a very good flight"

Pros: "American"

Pros: "Crew was great once we were airborne."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 hours and caused us to miss train to Florence and spend double the original price to purchase new tickets."

Pros: "Reliability that your flight will not be cancelled. Punctuality."
Cons: "They charge you $125 for a dog in cabin (JetBlue and Southwest near $100, Frontier $75). There is NO benefit, even with this extra amount of money. I was assigned to enter the aircraft in Group 8... I suggest AA the benefit to enter (at least) in Group 5 for people with PAID in cabin dogs."

Pros: "Flights reached the destination before scheduled arrival"
Cons: "Chicago airport is a mess. It took us about 3 hours from exiting international terminal to domestic We managed to board a flight just before the gate close. Literally running in the airport. I believe there are people who missed the flight"

Pros: "This was a nighmare!"
Cons: "My flight Paris/London/Manchester?Chicago was the mos impleasant experience I ever had. On July the flight was schedule for 9...pm then delayed for two hours because of a fire, other passengers said, in London. At around 11pm, we were asked to line up for boarding. We stayed on line for an hour and fnally to be told the flight was cancelled. We were treated less than animals by British Airway. No ACCOMODATION!!!!!!!! No ACCOMODATION!!!!!!! We slept on benches at the airport. To be fair to you, I will not recommend British Airway to anyone."

Pros: "Personal screen with all recent movies at no charge, my flight was almost 8 hours and I received four times meals and snacks"

Pros: "On time, not completely full, good staff at gate & on plane"
Cons: "All good."

Pros: "Plane had technical issues & we returned to gate; staff kept us informed, which reduces anxieties & American rescheduled US connector flights before we left Manchester"

Pros: "boarding was ok."
Cons: "It was freaking cold. the flight attendants spent most of their time chatting with each other. when I wanted to hand them my garbage I was told that wasn't that attendant's job. I seemed to be invisable to them."

Pros: "Very little"
Cons: "This is not Iberia's fault but AA - when we all got to the departure lounge (not check in) in Manchester we were informed there was to be a stop at Gander, Newfoundland, to refuel. Then I realized AA had put a Boeing 757 on flight AA55 instead of the usual 767 and it doesn't have enough fuel for the westbound flight against prevailing headwinds. When I got home AA had sent me 2 emails - 1 advising me of a delay on my AA55 flight MAN-YQX (Gander), despite the fact that the schedule calls for a flight MAN-ORD. The 2nd rebooking me on a later AA flight from ORD-SGF. AA are guilty of deception here and their sleight of hand caused me 4 hours delay arriving at SGF and a night in a hotel instead of driving home."

Cons: "Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours."

Cons: "The airline charged me $50 for my carry on even though they told me I could hate check it earlier. Apparently they changed their mind and I am $50 poorer. This is after being a loyal American card member for over 10 years. BS."

Cons: "Flight network sent an incorrect name to the airline and i had to go under so much trouble the day before just to correct itz"

Cons: "I booked in August with your company for a trip in December. I booked out of Pittsburgh to Philly both directions to avoid Chicago. I picked seats and also chose British Airways. What I got was my trip to Philly to Manchester with middle of the middle seats (I PAID FOR AISLE). On the way back we got a change through Chicago (which I tried to avoid by booking in August). We did get the proper seats, fortunately. I will never book with your company again. So dissatisfied ....I booked so early and to no advantage."

Cons: "Tiny plane. No leg room. No TV’s. Staff took three full rows to themselves for sleeping."

Pros: "A lot of food"
Cons: "Didn't make it clear food/drink would be included. Crappy boarding people. No movies on seats!! Super small seats"

Pros: "Poor airplane not have nothing"

Cons: "No wifi, no inflight entertainment, like flying in 1984"

Pros: "Half the crew was decent making up for the other half. The Asian and Hispanic woman did a great job."
Cons: "No ability to do online checkin both websites were not working. Keep the kiosks but have those helpers be able to jump behind counter to help with checkin."

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "We were delayed almost two hours for weather and then when I finally boarded, myself and a few other people were pulled aside to be asked new security questions and have new boarding passes printed. The people at the desk let us know that it was because we checked in online. I don't mind being asked questions but they could have done that part of the process in the two hours that we were waiting to board so as not to further delay the boarding process."

Pros: "Friendly , kind, crews"
Cons: "No good entertainment ,prefer personal t.v sreen"

Pros: "I usually don't like or at the meal in coach, but I had a ravioli pasta dish that was great. Also the wine was a much better quality then what I have been getting on the other airlines."
Cons: "On my particular row of seats the power outlets were dead. The flight attendant tried to reset, which reset the entertainment but the outlet remained dead. Used the USB port to charge."

Pros: "Crew was great. Boarding was quick. Food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment on a cross Atlantic flight was not family friendly. Playing 'Dark Knight Rises' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' while my 6 year old is on the flight is not appropriate. While I didn't let him listen to the program, he could still watch violent scenes I would not allow at home. There are plenty of family friendly good quality PG or G rated movies that appeal to everyone. Would it be too hard to get individual screens in 2017?"

Pros: "The crew members were very nice"
Cons: "The boarding system was HORRIBLE, I had seats at the front of the plane but I was Group 8 on both planes. It would have made sense to have the people at the front board first instead of last"

Cons: "4 hours delay and a plane with no tv or any kind of entertainment."

Pros: "Manchter to Philadelphia ok Philadelphia to sanfranscisco no good"
Cons: "I want to know we allready pay ticket why they charge eighty two doller more they no give us food nothing please give my money back next time I never bought ticket"

Pros: "Seat next to mine was free. Ice cream was good."
Cons: "The crew looked sad at best, angry at worst. Never smiled. It looked like they felt like they were in bondage, not rude but very much like they hated their jobs. Two flight attendants were obese, the rest were just overweight, all but one unkempt, sloppy, washed out. Worst looking crew I've ever seen. I think they belong in another field. No inflight film after many attempts to re-boot system. What has happened to American Airlines standards, they used to be so high?"

Pros: "The food was okay, and the flight attendants were lovely. That's about all the positive things I have to say about that."
Cons: "The entertainment was high my list, only because you're stuck on a flight for many hours. Although I was exhausted because I had a 8 hour layover in Manchester, it would have been nice to have a couple of entertainment options. On my flight on British Airways from New York to Gatwick, we had so many movie and series options. These things are important on a long flight, otherwise the flight becomes torturous because you run out of things to do. On this flight, we had no choices, only what was given to us to watch. This made my flight unbearable."

Cons: "Missed the flight due to accident on the road. AA was more than helpful in trying to reroute me BUT British Air did not want to cooperate so my trip is now cancelled. This is my 3rd dealings with British Air and they are THE WORST! I will never buy British Air tickets again. Being less than satisfied for the 3rd time is enough to lose my business forever."

Pros: "Crew always helpful and polite."
Cons: "Only Vegetarian meals available for myself and many passengers. Later snacks also Vegetarian. Only chocolate ice cream. All I had to eat was the crumble in the main meal. No hot tea whilst waiting three and half hour for repairs to computer."

Pros: "Equipment was an A330. I was seated in Row 11 and had priority boarding. As a result, I had considerable leg room and not trouble finding overhead space. Seating in the back has several inches less "pitch" between seats. A330s provide a very smooth ride."
Cons: "Food: Salad was good, you could taste the arugula. Chicken, once you scrape off the barbecue sauce, was decent. The rest of the lunch did not seem worth eating. The best option if you are hungry is to either eat in the terminal or bring something you do enjoy with you. The movie selection had nothing you likely have not seen already. Be aware that sometimes PHL moves slowly. We waited over 5 minutes for the plane door to open. Bags took about 40 minutes to come up. There were no lines at immigration. Connecting in less than 2 hours can be iffy."

Pros: "Quick flight. but my row and some others behind us did not get beverage service. Never had that happen before."

Pros: "Extended legroom upgrade was worth it. I could actually open my laptop and got a lot of work done. Too bad the plane not have 120V plug to charge up or Wifi Arrived safely."
Cons: "- Took 2 hours to get through check in and security - ridiculous. Check in was disorganized and inefficient. People queued to use the kiosks. Firstly, there were too few kiosks, with several unused and at least one was offline. We then waited again for an extended period of time to drop of bags which should be less than 5 min. Please take lessons from Lufthansa - they really know what they are doing. This was one of the worst arrangements in the world. - One of the flight attendants, not all, seems quite bothered to serve us. I don't appreciate that. - No Wifi available - Flight was delayed"

Pros: "Service was very efficient and responsive. I was lucky to have an empty seat next to me!"
Cons: "Hate, hate, hate not having individual monitors for entertainment....especially considering that it's an international flight."

Cons: "flight delay"

Cons: "I was first sent to the wrong terminal by a female flight attendant. When I arrived at the other terminal, I had already missed my initial flight, so crying back to terminal 3 another nice lady helped me get on the next flight to chicago and from their I had to take a flight to Philly. This really made me upset as I had nursing classes the next day and I would not reach philly until 8pm that night. On the flight to philly from chicago, the plane ride was decent, the crew was nice, but their was no more over head space and I had to give my carry on for them to put in the back of the plane with the rest of my baggage. The plane was small and I did not expect this flight."

Cons: "Movies was good."

Pros: "Flight attendants were very friendly. Pilot was easy to understand and gave the passengers regular updates on flight status. Flight was short and easy."
Cons: "The seats on this smaller plane were shaped in such a way that they provide very little support to your back...I guess that's my only complaint."

Pros: "Food was excellant, crew were caring and very attined to needs. Seats were comfortable."

Pros: "The atention"
Cons: "Confort"

Cons: "Told I would need to check my bag at the gate, only to find plenty of overhead bin space once all passengers boarded"

Pros: "Crew good. Good tv/ movie choices."
Cons: "Late check in and takeoff because cleaning crew didn’t show up on time. Late landing because plane below was cleared to take off late. Didn’t receive instructional video until after takeoff because TVs wouldn’t work at first. Uncomfortable seating."

Cons: "Clean the bathroom!! Horrible, horrible, horrible!!"

Pros: "Very easy flight. Easy boarding and seating."
Cons: "Nan"

Cons: "Worst flight experience of my entire life."

Cons: "Very late flight, seats bad"

Pros: "Crew was great. The landing in Memphis was exceptionally smooth."
Cons: "The seat was ridiculously tight, and I am a very small person. There was no room for my carry on above the seat, and under the seat made it so there was no room for my legs. Also, we sat on the runway for an hour on the return flight before taking off."

Cons: "Waited on runway for 30 minutes before taking off. No explanation from cockpit. Waited another 10 minutes once landed before pulling into deplaning area. It was an uncomfortable flight."

Pros: "I like that the Captain made the announcements and updates himself."
Cons: "Repeated maintenance delays that appeared to be never ending. Captain and Crew gave good, fairly honest updates, but they were unable to source another aircraft and got lucky that the maintenance crew was able to fix it. Our row (32 DEF) was even narrower than the other rows and there were no outlets available for charging onboard."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Small seats, tiny bathrooms"

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Very little communication at the gate and 4 hours late. No offer of food vouchers or future travel vouchers."

Cons: "Flight cancelled due to weather"

Pros: "made it home safe"
Cons: "Boarding protocol. we were traveling together and were placed on opposite ends of the aircraft. very cramped seats. would prefer not to fly them again."

Cons: "See my comment above. This flight was also delayed."

Pros: "Most of my flights this time had more legroom than I’ve been seeing lately. Very pleasant flight and nice not to be so cramped. The flight also left from the same terminal in Denver as my previous flight. With a 1 hour connection that was wonderful. Keep that up, United! The crew also came by regularly with offers of water. Much appreciated."
Cons: "Naturally no food except pretzels."

Cons: "no legroom"

Pros: "That we landed."
Cons: "Stuard needs to articulate his english better. Food was awful even for a plane. Broken headphones, broken monitors. Staff with bad attitude."

Pros: "Nice staff."
Cons: "I know you need to make money. But really, passengers are unable to move once seated. If you drop something on the floor you are out of luck. It's like a straight jacket in those seats."

Cons: "PA system was painfully too loud."

Pros: "Safe landing. Open seats."
Cons: "Late take off. No one to take my bag by the plane so it stayed on the ground and then they had to come in the plane to decide if each carry on stowed under was safe."

Cons: "Layoverof 3 hours"

Pros: "Comfy seats and they offered a beverage"
Cons: "Our plane smelled horrible: like a bus full of HS boys after playing basketball in Satan's sauna for 2 1/2 hrs. No entertainment options but it was less than an hour flight so didn't really care. Our flight attendant said nothing about our carry on being bigger than the compartments of our tiny plane so we walked to the back with our bag just to bring it bag and them check it"

Pros: "This was very different than most United flights I have been on. Even in Economy the seats were wide, well padded, with actual legroom. How I wish I had this plane on the 4 hour trip that preceded it. Way to go, United. Buy more of these planes."
Cons: "The flight was too short to say much about. Everything went very well."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rudeness of flight attendant Departure time changes Gate changes"

Pros: "Avoid flying with United at all cost!"
Cons: "United is the worst airline Terrible customer service !"

Pros: "no complaints, the crew was efficient and polite. the flight left on time and arrives a bit early which we needed because newark airport was a big madhouse, very crowded and long lines."

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Late flight"

Cons: "My flight was delayed in Portland due to " airport construction" at SF . My . connection was missed in SF causing a day long lay over. Meal voucher was denied by 2 different United customer service people..i don't consider construction out of human control ,like weather. Also ,I found it annoying that because a woman in front of me started crying over her missed I connection for an international trip, she was given a meal voucher.Agents were unfriendly and not sympathetic.Long line of customers with only 3 agents , but of course, they had to still use one for elite customers."

Cons: "I flew Economy Plus for the first time in quite a long time. As a 1K member, I usually try to fly Business Class. However, the food in Economy Plus was disgraceful. It was terrible. If I regularly flew United Economy and was served this food, I would try another airline."

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Plane was way too hot on SFO-SBA, fortunately it was a short flight. Uncomfortable, narrow seats with sparse leg room. Kayak should add an 'N/A' to the survey for certain categories, e.g., entertainment which is not available on some flights."

Cons: "Flight delay"

Cons: "I do not like those head rests.. I wish the were detachable."

Pros: "Fast and efficient and two seat figuration is better than three."

Pros: "Staff worked hard to get us bussed to Santa Barbara"
Cons: "We weren't informed early enough that the flight was cancelled, and everyone was a bit confused"

Pros: "Very nice crew."
Cons: "Olane was way too small. Plane was hot. Plane was noisy. Would bever take that flight again."

Pros: "Zero"
Cons: "The weather in SF delayed is so very long while the airport staff were rather rude at both airports. And after all that, my bag did not make it on my connecting flight- or maybe it did but you guys texted me it didn't via your little app- and I had to go back for it mysef the next day becuase you would not deliver it or help me find it. wanted to be compensated for my long and horrible ordeal."

Pros: "Very friendly staff and I was very comfortable. I will fly United again."

Pros: "Automatically rebooked flight was changed free-of-charge to a different destination."
Cons: "Original flight was delayed, which was understandable due to inclement weather. Connecting flight, which was also United Airlines, was either uninformed of the delay, or indifferent. Myself and two other passengers arrived 2 minutes before the flight left, were told we could not board, and watched the plane undock from the gate and fly away."

Cons: "The boarding process is ridiculous. Takes forever because it is totally irrational and driven by favoritism. Plus they don't enforce the baggage size rules."

Pros: "Seats were spacious, food and service were great."
Cons: "Seats didn't lift my legs when reclining."

Cons: "My bag was misplaced after being gate checked, it ended up going to baggage claim, not a huge inconvenience, but after all our trouble with United, it was frustrating and we were tired and not interested in waiting for our bags (which is why we took carry on only in the first place)."

Cons: "Didn't happen! First was so late due to mechanical problems that I missed this flight and took the bus! So really I have no opinion on this flight."

Pros: "One of the best flights I have ever been on! Everything was right on time."

Pros: "Flight cancelled going San Francisco so we had to drive"

Cons: "I don't have a tablet to watch movies on. The entertainment didn't accommodateven me."

Pros: "How fast the flight was"
Cons: "Delayed flight on the way back"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "I purchased two tickets for premium economy. United issued us economy seats and required payment to upgrade to economy plus. In addition the flight was 5 hours late. Very unhappy with United and would not do this again. SAS was great. United did not honor our ticket for Premium economy purchased through SAS."

Cons: "Not much leg room- hard to access my bag under the seat"

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