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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 3h 58m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($178), United Airlines ($218) and Multiple Airlines ($568).
When flying out of McAllen you will be using McAllen Miller Intl, often referred to as McAllen Airport. You will be landing at Lake Charles, also known as Lake Charles Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "There is nothing that this company can do to be better."
Pros: "Very friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "tv screens on the back of seats"
Pros: "Seats felt thin"
Pros: "Crew super attentive and pleasant, movie options good, liked plug/outlet,"
Cons: "Seating could’ve been a little better, just not super comfortable for such a long flight"
Pros: "crew kept hitting my arm with cart and butt. imnot obese at all...…..they never apologized. too small...…………...squeezed in"
Cons: "Absolutely horrible plane. This 737-700 sucks. I’m in premium economy and it’s horrible. Very narrow seats. Very tight. Horrible. At airport American Airlines jfk ground crew were non existent when the aircraft pulled into the gate."
Pros: "The plane was nice. The captain was friendly and informative, and the flight was great."
Cons: "The food was pretty mediocre with a small soggy sandwich that I didn't bother to eat. They force you to watch a very long and extremely boring trailer for Disney. You can't turn it off and have to sit through one bugman movie trailer after another."
Pros: "The early boarding and charging ports accesbility?"
Cons: "Just one snack option maybe a few more comps. Also it didn’t have any info on the new airplane. The ride was nice."
Cons: "I don’t understand the concept of the ability to use your mobile device for entertainment, yet not having a power source to charge your device."
Cons: "the flight was delayed 5 hours due to maintenance. The captain had to finally, after several hours, come to the boarding area to inform all of us that there was problem that was not communicated correctly so we then had to wait an additional 2.5 hours more on top of the original 2.5 hour delay for the two certified mechanics on St. Croix to attest that the plane could fly. No one asked them to come earlier, so we waited for pretty much five (5) hours. We were promised meals and hotel in Miami. the Miami American Airlines service desk told us, sorry, there's so many people, we could not be accommodated. This is outrageous, and I want my money back. I paid for 4 people on that flight and we were treated horribly. On top of that....Cheapoair, representative from whom I bought the tickets, sold me tickets without my understanding that we only had 41 minutes to get off the original flight from Christiansted find the next flight and board it. We never would have made it. Final point, the Cheapoair guy who sold me the tickets charged me about 500 dollars more than what he said the cost was. He quoted and said "all in" 1150 per ticket (I bought 4 tickets). He then charged me nearly 5300 Again this is outrageous and a complete sham. I demand to be compensated for this."
Cons: "They charged EUR 50 for the 1st bag of luggage on an international flight. I never heard this before."
Pros: "Almost everything about the return flight was great. Check-in, legroom, flight crew, entertainment were top notch"
Cons: "I asked for specific meals for everyone on the booking but multiple customer service reps booked only 1 meal - when making bookings/changes ask if changes are for everyone or for specific passengers"
Cons: "There was a noise as if the seatbelt signs were turning off and on. As you can imagine that became extremely annoying."
Pros: "The customer service on British Airways is excellent. The meal served on the overnight flight was wonderful."
Cons: "My original flight was rerouted due to a connection delay. They lost our baggage due to rerouting our flight from American airways. We were told that our bags would be delivered the same day and we are still waiting on our bags."
Pros: "Pleased to get luggage with tight connections. Exceptional crew RSW- Charlotte. Good legroom in overseas flight . Please do on all flights"
Cons: "Tv screen didn’t work on trans Atlantic flight"
Pros: "Professional crew. Good landing."
Cons: "Twice delayed because of delays in Newark connection. Need more room in coach."
Pros: "The aircratf and on time operation"
Cons: "Gate agents not following AA.com policies to charge extra fees"
Pros: "Thankful for the pilot..."
Cons: "I'm not a fan of being bribed into credit cards, and the whole class system... Everyone is a human passenger"
Cons: "The only complaint I have is our bags getting lost twice. I’m very understanding that these things happen. But for it to happen twice seems like people might be careless to the problem."
Pros: "All AA employees I interacted with were professional & very helpful to me & my family. Thank you"
Pros: "Cabin crew attentive. Comfortable seat. Only 2/3 full. Easy boarding and embarking. Overall, value for cost."
Cons: "Food. No individual entertainment unit."
Pros: "The fact that we got home without our luggage missing"
Cons: "Flights were operated by American Airlines. The touch screens on the flights between Munich to Philadelphia. Apparently this was a known issue so I have no idea why the company didn't care to fix it. The food served was awful and tasteless. Not to mention that webjet once again made errors with out booking which the AA ground staff were nice enough to fix."
Pros: "Nothing very old plain"
Pros: "Video entertainment not working for my whole row."
Pros: "Got to destination early, nice leather seat."
Cons: "Food was horrible and no TV in each seat."
Pros: "Flight crew had a great sense of humor - they were extra friendly while boarding as well, made traveling with AA the best! Boarding was delayed due to previous flight but our pilot even managed to get us to Denver early! Wish I could have this crew everywhere I go!"
Pros: "I liked the overnight trip. I got to sleep. Great crew. Not alot of passengers."
Cons: "Had to pay for snacks and tea."
Pros: "Perfect quiet comfy flight"
Pros: "Reasonable space the plane was clean and the on board service was good"
Cons: "One bag left behind in Dallas. Due to the carry on in Calgary we were late for our hire car, left with no clothes and really annoyed"
Cons: "I bought through an affiliate (bought British, flew American) and was not redirected properly to the check in process. In fact I was locked out of the check in process for "unsuccessful attempts""
Pros: "New aircraft with good entertainment system. Did not crash."
Cons: "Very tight seat spacing in pitch and width. Screen did not tilt so even with the very minimal backrest recline viewing was not ideal. This was to "punish" me for not buying the various seating upcharges American tag onto the ticket price. It was a low cost ticket on a very convenient transatlantic flight from RDU, "Easyjet" pricing brings "Easyjet" seating. I have flow a lot, 3MM miles on UA alone, and this reminded me why AA did not get much of my business! I will have to revert to the "Continentalised" UA (another sore point!)."
Pros: "Nice modern plane. Even though the flight was delayed, we ended up boarding earlier than expected and arrived pretty close to our original expected arrival time."
Cons: "The crew was nice and everything, but they weren't very good at making announcements on the loudspeaker. You could tell they didn't really know what they were saying or haven't practiced. One lady was trying to make a sales pitch for a new master card and you could tell she was reading and there were long pauses. My sense is that when using the loudspeaker to talk to the entire flight, one should be practiced and know what they're saying and communicate quickly and efficiently. Don't mean to be critical, but it's something that I noticed that could be improved."
Cons: "They did not compromise when I couldn't go, I understand no refund but I cancelled a few days after,"
Pros: "Shabby Cramped"
Cons: "Cramped Uncomfortable"
Pros: "Always delayed. Always check my carry on. Which equals me being late to where I'm going."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Forced to check my carry on. Took 30min for the bags to come out on the carousel. Which is why i never check my bag."
Pros: "Everything went smooth. Staff were professional and friendly"
Pros: "It did not crash"
Cons: "Delays, baggage loss, how the Airline dealt with both."
Pros: "The entertainment selection was wonderful."
Cons: "The flight left on time but arrived late by at least 1/2 hour. I am small but the seat was narrow: my neighbors kept on hitting me when they moved. And I think it is terrible to have to pay to reserve almost any seats except for the middle seats."
Cons: "One miserable pack of coffee cookies for $700+ ticket. I don't expect a 3 course meal on a 3 hour flight but seriously a pack of cookies? Too bad if one follows a gluten free diet."
Cons: "1.5 hours late leaving"
Pros: "Electrical outlets. Comfortable seats."
Cons: "Changed the time of the flight affecting our plans why we did buy this route. Couldn't check in online"
Pros: "Service and staff were great!"
Cons: "the flight did not have charging areas on the plane for phones for the regular seating. also, the seating was much tighter and our arm rest was not functioning. On all the planes going to our destination the accommodations were much different."
Pros: "Second leg when purchased extra leg room, that's the way all seats should be. We boarded timely but then left late. Free tv was nice although I didn't watch it."
Cons: "Don't like the glass of soda and they don't hand you the can but that's just me. Lare departure."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The liquor selection, comfort of the plane, individual screen"
Cons: "No meal on an almost 5hrs flight"
Cons: "Terrible boarding process, awful food, rude staff...literally one of the worst flights ever"
Pros: "Very nice crew"
Pros: "Booked business and was good for a 2 hr flight"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable. Crew was helpful. Flight was on time."
Pros: "Crew members were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "This flight was delayed that caused me to miss the connection flight to Fresno."
Pros: "Crew was super friendly, considerate & helpful, esp the woman working my area. Options on entertainment were great & worked well"
Cons: "Dinner was horrible. Crowded"
Pros: "The tv worked and the flight got in early."
Cons: "The crew was not very nice, the flight had duplicate seat bookings, attendants kept bumping my seat and waking me up, the crew was not strict on take off/landing policies, so the guy in front of me was basically in my lap when we landed."
Cons: "Over booked flight"
Cons: "Plane had mechanical problems for an hour"
Cons: "We sat on the plane for 2 hours at the gate to find out that the dispatcher did not have paperwork for the flight and hence we could not leave yet. We were not told of all of the issues and were kept sitting on the plane idle for 2 hours before we had to deplane and wait even more."
Cons: "Loud and obnoxious gossiping throughout the flight. Using profanity and talking about personal issues. Extremely unprofessional."
Pros: "Nice smooth flight. Very attentive crew. Comfortable seats. Flying is when it's nice to be small."
Cons: "Flight delayed because of oil leak in engine. Not offered nuts instead of pretzels."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Plane was a little drafty."
Pros: "New plane"
Pros: "The efficiency and professionalism was excellent. Both legs of my trip went great!"
Pros: "- Crew was attentive."
Cons: "- Personal device entertainment was intermittently functional, had to use the poor onboard display for entertainment. - Internet access was $39.99 for the length of the trip, that price is ridiculous."
Pros: "Quick, easy flight with a really nice flight attendant."
Cons: "Really small and uncomfortable plane. I feel like they should phase these small planes out. Seats are not wide enough for a regular sized guy."
Cons: "No snack"
Pros: "liked that the plane was small; relatively comfortable and a direct flight."
Pros: "smaller planes means for faster boarding and departure with less opportunity for frustrated people. Crew was prompt and friendly"
Cons: "I don't like the temperature inside the plane. It was very hot and was sweating the whole time."
Pros: "Love it"
Pros: "Business clas worth the money for this long trip"
Cons: "all was okay"
Cons: "Even though I have an account with United, and confirmed that I was a vegetarian both online, and on the flight heading to Europe, my meal wasn't entered. It worked out really well because I was sitting close to the front and they had pasta dishes available, but this is not the first time that United and its partners have "lost" or "mishandled" my vegetarian registration. The flight attendant even remarked that sadly, she hears this 'complaint' constantly. The food was good, but there's no reason that my meal request can't stay in the system."
Cons: "Contestant delayed flights. Cancelled flights. Overbooked flights. Threats to cancel flights if people didn't board quickly. And on top of that 60+ people without baggage that was lost.."
Cons: "Flight got cancelled, stuck for an extra day in Honolulu. United put me in a hotel for the night, but I have to check out at 11am and the new flight doesn't leave until 8:40pm. So now I'm just supposed to sit around the airport for 9 hours? Plus last night they told me all the other flights were full. But my girlfriend called this morning and also checked online and there was an earlier flight at 7am, that would have still got me to Denver tonight. and there WAS availability on it, but since I got different information from different people, time ran out and I couldn't get on that one. So I lose an entire day of my trip, and have to cancel the appointments I had scheduled in Denver for today. Plus the expense of having to find food in Honolulu for a day. So...yay united. Once again, you're awesome."
Cons: "I had flown from Honolulu to Denver arriving at 6:30 am this morning having paid $25 for a checked bag. So had to get luggage and turn right around to check-in for Denver to Cedar Rapids and pay another $25 with the same airline because I wasn't able to check all the way through! So I feel I was charged double"
Pros: "Flight delay almost 3hours while several other flights were taking off all around us. After landing we taxi'd almost 40min! No pretzels or anything to eat. My entire row's seats did not recline back, we were not in an emergency exit aisle! The rude flight attendant didn't even offer me anything to drink but did offer others around me. The passenger next to me was appalled & got her attention so she could take my drink order. What did the flight attendant say..."Did you want something!" Insert dirty look here"
Cons: "Flight delay almost 3hours while several other flights were taking off all around us. After landing we taxi'd almost 40min! No pretzels or anything to eat. My entire row's seats did not recline back, we were not in an emergency exit aisle. The rude flight attendant didn't even offer me anything to drink but did offer others around me. The passenger next to me was appalled & got her attention so she could take my drink order. What did the flight attendant say..."Did you want something!" Insert dirty look here"
Cons: "Delays, delays, delays. Total of 4 hours delayed."
Pros: "Male flight attendant was so genuinely kind to an elderly couple next to me. Female was nice as well. Seat more comfortable than last flight. Flight on time."
Cons: "Cannot connect to wifi. No entertainment. Need stronger signal. No charging spot for electronic device in my seat."
Pros: "2 flights today. Both delayed. Both with no free entertainment or any attempt to make up for the horrible problems. Service was non existent on the first and limited on the second."
Cons: "There is very little to like about united. Instead of taking the opportunity to offer some free comps to the passengers on either flight for the delays they just brushed it off as business as usual. Poor choice when a little hospitality goes a long way."
Pros: "I liked the cleanliness. The use of wifi was great."
Cons: "Didn't like that there was no tv access"
Cons: "Seats sucked hard no give. Cramed in like cattle"
Pros: "The crew was Friendly. I like the streaming to personal device option & in flight app usage."
Cons: "Getting delayed in Denver, again. IT'S THE airport, not the airline, I swear. But to have a delay at the very last min due to technical issues, was not well received, albeit, out of my control, of course."
Pros: "United comfortable classy convenient. Ordered on time staff was friendly beverages are free and plenty of legroom thank you I will book again"
Pros: "Flight attendant very personable."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "United service is awful."
Cons: "Flight was canceled and both service desk and over the phone customer service took over an hour so I paid out of pocket to rebook with another airline."
Pros: "All fly is in good plan"
Cons: "Was not able to pick my food choice as I was sitting in the back rows even though I paid the same amount for the ticket as the person who sat 20 rows I. Front of me and could pick their prefer food"
Cons: "Non-existent. Read previous review. LAX-IAH delay caused us to miss our connecting flight, couldn't use rescheduled flight because I had important appointments and meetings to attend. Had to get a 1-way car rental costing $177 to get home."
Pros: "My seat"
Cons: "Snacks weren't very good"
Pros: "The crew was nice and great with the three very young kids sitting in front of me. Left and landed on time!"
Cons: "Very cramped seating. The on flight entertainment kept searching for a satillite signal, only ever staying on for 30 seconds before searching for the next 3 minutes."
Cons: "Delayed 1.5 hrs"
Pros: "It was on time which was good"
Cons: "My flight from IAH to LCH was delayed 5 TIMES while I was in the air from SEA. I ended up having to fly into Lafayette because otherwise I would have been stuck at the airport for 4 hours when my original layover was 1.5 hours."
Pros: "Great tasting food, excellent customer service, and free wine and beer! Couldnt be happier!"
Pros: "The gate was changed on flight to Houston twice in the last 12 hours, and gate was changed on flight back to Newark twice in the last 4 hours, making me late for boarding both flights. Note: I had no info available by phone or internet(had to rely on boards), and I was being transported by wheelchair."
Pros: "Row 10, extra couple of inches is far more civilized."
Cons: "Didn't have the United app downloaded in time, so couldn't use the WiFi. No alternative."
Pros: "Boarding was easy and fast. Flight crew friendly."
Cons: "Being stuck in airspace for an hour. Caused our flight to land late, making me late for a meeting."
Pros: "No me gusto nada."
Cons: "Fue una experiencia horrible. La tardanza del vuelo fue excesiva. Nadie daba explicacion alguna. NO ofrecieron alojamiento en hotel y solo dieron $10 para comida que daban para muy poco porque los precios son altos."