Extremely disappointing. The American Airlines crew strike is affecting their flights deeply. The crew didn’t show up for our flight so we were delayed 2 hours.
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: "Great flight"
Pros: "On time and great crew"
Cons: "Better bathroom access for premium economy"
Cons: "Truth is they practice in like cattle. I ended up sitting next to a ginormous woman. It was a very uncomfortable flight from DC to Charleston. Come on American you're better than that quit using such small planes!"
Pros: "Once we took off the flight was quick and smooth"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed from 11:55 am take off to a 1:30 pm take off."
Pros: "Nothing. As sucks."
Cons: "Planes auck. Terminal suxks."
Pros: "How quick American Airlines moves to keep people on time."
Pros: "Actually, the entree was good!"
Cons: "As always with American, we take off late - today 25 minutes. Constant announcements disrupting sleep - another common feature. And please don't thank me for choosing American, it's the only option from Philadelphia for the locations I travel to. Recently I traveled twice to Newark (an extra hour away) to avoid having to fly American."
Pros: "Seats comfortable. Plane clean."
Cons: "Air conditioning way too cold. Turning off outlets did not stop extremely cold air. Delay caused by redistributing passengers to move weight. Seemed unnecessary, but apparently it wasn't. Would rather be safe than sorry. when pilot talked, couldn't understand him at all. Slurred speech."
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: "They quickly rebooked us after cancelling our original flights"
Cons: "The British Airways experience was awful. American should be ashamed for selling that business class seat. The seats were confusing, uncomfortable, and tiny. I feel like I paid a full price rate for a stripped down and discounted product. Not flying BA ever again if I have a choice."
Cons: "almost an hour late - and no explanation. First class was about equal to Jet Blue regular class but without seat power."
Pros: "AA desk counter were v helpful"
Cons: "they are perfect in what they do"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed for two hours because of a mechanical issue. When we reached Savannah we had to wait to get to a gate to get off the plane."
Cons: "Nothing, it was fast and we arrived ahead of schedule"
Pros: "People were friendly"
Cons: "Broke arm off wheelchair"
Cons: "It was United not american and it was ok"
Pros: "Crew was polite, accommodating and pleasant"
Cons: "Seats too close together, too narrow, and without individual screens. Seats did not recline enough"
Cons: "They announced there would be inflight WiFi, but they never turned it on."
Pros: "Flight was routine except that I was astonished and pleased that the movie was “Love Simon”. Thank you American for maybe helping to change some attitudes in the center of the country."
Cons: "The food is still laden with gluten. The only gluten-free option was peanuts."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Issues with times changing for departure"
Pros: "Just a normal flight in a cramped airplane"
Cons: "Just a normal flight in a cramped airplane, BUT almost 4 hours late, entailing a hotel stay."
Cons: "A passenger caused a delay in security, and as I'm rushing for the gate, the agent closed the door and told me I couldn't board. She then marked me as a no-show, while she was standing right next front of her. I had to spend the next 4 hrs on the phone, trying to get my tickets sorted out. Then, upon arriving at Heathrow,... No luggage. They told me it was still in Chicago. Upon finally receiving my bags, I find them full of sawdust and sand, and several items damaged. I will NEVER fly American Airlines again, and I will highly recommend to my friends and family to avoid them like them plague. Horrible service! Nothing but a run-around and not once did the agents apologise, even after admitting that my problems on this journey were due to a mistake made by one of their agents."
Cons: "AA did not wait for us. Just closed the gate after we showed the boarding passes. Unbelievable. They did not reallocated in later flight, only standby. Finally got a connection 6h later. NBaggage was damaged at arrival in DCA. Could it be any worse"
Pros: "Boarding on time and arrived to my destination on time."
Cons: "no comment"
Pros: "I like that American Airlines did not charge for my carry-on. It was a short flight but we also received a snack and a drink for free. That was nice. I will definitely consider American airline before others when I plan my next trip."
Pros: "Selection of movies, food, air hostess"
Cons: "There was no personal screen like most flights have now. We had to watch the movies on the general screen overhead; however, the sound for the headphones didn't work so we couldn't enjoy those movies. The flight was a non-stop 9hr flight, which made it seem very long without having entertainment."
Pros: "Left on time"
Cons: "Some glitch said the flight was delayed, when it wasn't. Good thing I checked with the Check In Counter."
Cons: "Attendant at the gate forced me to leave my troley hand bag to be checked with the excuse the fly was full and there was not sapce for people on groups 7 and 8 ( seats rear in te plane). I explained her I had personal documents and stuff inside my trolley but she told me I had to take another fly if I refused to checked. Our surprise was that the space above our seats ( row 30) was available and left empty the while fly! It was not fear and discriminated!"
Pros: "People actually boarded by group number"
Cons: "Sitting in premium economy still doesn't giive enough room to spread out papers and get work done. Out of four segments I only got upgraded once despite having 16 upgrades in my account."
Pros: "was a pain checking extra baggage. No one seemed to know what to do.. Apart from that AA was good."
Pros: "Easy access to the Laboratory, location of my seat"
Cons: "The flight attendants were not that friendly and do not like me asking for so much water (4 times) on a 9.5 hour flight. This was operated by American Airlines...they need to be nice and smile. I asked for a gluten-free meal which they did not have two hours later I find attendant gave me a meal from first class but someone did not eat. A little disappointed!"
Cons: "We bought 3 seats on Business class. My seat did not have the TV working. After flying for 2 hours the flight attendant gave me a portable TV, after asking multiple times. The food was totally horrible. The catering company that American Airlines uses needs to be replaced immediately. Flying TAP, Emirates, Latam, British Airlines , their catering company is very good. Flight attendants were sarcastic and rude. The service was equivalent if you fly coach class."
Cons: "LONG LINES at passport check, LONGER LINES after we picked up the luggage. There were only two people working after the luggage pickup for hundreds of passengers. People were fighting and yelling and it was an awful experience. We then had to go through SECURITY AGAIN to get to our transfer plane. Our plane was late, otherwise it would have been very tight schedule."
Pros: "Staff members went above and beyond expections; accomodating some seating reassignment requests, charging customer phones, and being very responsive overall."
Cons: "It would have been nice to at least have USB chargers in economy class."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable and kept to schedule."
Cons: "AA staff at JFK airport were rude and unhelpful. Staff onboard the flight were excellent."
Cons: "I don't know if I need to contact american airlines directly or what. But this is the 3rd flight that has been delayed with no reason given or for whatever the reason was tonight. Its obsurd. I booked a flight on Alaska Airlines specifically because american airlines had the issue of delays. Then come to find out, the flight WASN'T on Alaska...but its affiliate. It would be really nice to get some answers."
Pros: "That I got home safely"
Cons: "From the get go it was an awful experience ... I travel with an emotional support animal as does my husband because we don't do well with flying. I have anxiety to the max about it & my husband gets ulcerative colitis flare ups any time he's stressed out which is usually while we fly and having our dogs with us turkey makes us feel better. When I called to tell them over the phone we would have our emotional support animal I got an attitude as if I hadn't been doing this for the last 4 years. She reiterated to me that we needed in addition to the letterhead from the doctor a form filled out (which we both did ) . Brought to the airport and sit had to sit at the counter like the girl didn't know what she was doing. Fast forward to finally getting to the gate after being stressed and our flight was delayed. This now only made our 50 min layover in DC 20 min by the time we landed. We ran from one gate to the next hoping we wouldn't miss our flight and when we got there they wouldn't let us on the plane saying things like "your dogs are not on this flight" "there is no documentation" "well then you must not have the right paperwork" ... in front of a bunch of people in line, out of breath, and now embarrassed I am forced to take out my folder and give them all the paperwork I had just given to the customer service desk before our first flight. They let everyone on the plane and still made us stand there and finally said "just go but your dogs aren't on this flight". Fast forward AGAIN to sitting on the flight the flight attendant comes over and says "guys where's you carrier the dogs need to be under the seats" .. we peoceeded again to explain for the seventh time that they were emotional support animals ... she then proceeded "no they are not they are not even listed on this flight" at this point I'm EXTREMLY embarrassed because people on the plane are paying attention and drawing attention to us but not only that ... I have been doing this for years .. I ALWAYS have the proper documentation as does my husband and we have never ran into this kind of disappointment and embarrassment from any airline until now. I was so stressed out to begin with and this deffinately didn't help ... nor did it make us wants to fly on American again. I felt pushed aside, embarrassed, and belittled by multiples employees ... all because the first employee clearly made a mistake and didn't document things correctly ... that should have never been put on us ."
Pros: "The flight attendants were the most rude and upsetting people o have ever felt with"
Pros: "The only thing to like was arriving on time."
Cons: "Paid extra for priority boarding, that was a mistake. We got boarding group one but by the time all the families with kids, first class, and frequent flyers went ahead of us they called all remaining groups together. Forget about overhead space left over, we had to gate check carry on. Seats were very uncomfortable, no room under the seat because of a big metal box for power outlets. No leg room, sat shoulders and thighs touching with neighbors. No meal service, just drinks and pretzels, luckily we ate before departure. Never again!"
Pros: "The crew was nice as well as the food,"
Cons: "The plane looked old and dirty. It was a nine hours flight and no entertainment at all. One small TV screen every ten rows can't entertain no-one t"
Cons: "Had to cancel my flight and call the company. Was talking to a computer for 30 min before I finally talked to someone. It cost me in fees to basically cancel my flight which ended up being just as much as my entire flight ticket. Got refunded a total of $12 to use towards my next flight. Never flying or booking a flight with American Airlines at all. Kayak couldn't even help with accommodations. Southwest is the only company that will actually hold those credits for you. Everywhere else is just trying to scam you."
Pros: "The crew on this flight was amazing, very friendly, and really went out of their way to make it more pleasant"
Cons: "The airline yet again didn't have a requested meal"
Cons: "One of the reasons I typically avoid flying on American Airlines is because they have a mostly older fleet which means uncomfortable seat and poor, or in this case no in flight entertainment."
Pros: "The service in first class was excellent."
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly and helpful. Plane was clean. Boarding wasn't terrible, and neither was getting off the plane. Even the baby seated across the aisle wasn't that fussy. Glad I had the American Airlines app."
Cons: "I kind of wished that the snack provided would be Biscoff cookies (like the ones I got on my flight from CLT to LAX) instead of pretzels, but it's not like that's a major drawback. I wished there were TVs on the plane but I feel like airlines refuse to do that on domestic flights anymore, even longer ones."
Cons: "I purchased a “first class”seat when the door close I switch from my seat to the front seat to put more distance with others passengers since I’m a transplant paciente. The rude flight attendant told me in a very bad tone to go back to my seat that I couldn’t seat in there . Only to see later that she put her coat in there. I got up later to go to the bathroom , also I have overreacted bladder and she told me in same rude talk go back to my seat that if I couldn’t see that the do not get up signs were on. I felt literally she yelled at me . Never asked me if I needed help , or just wait a little . I literally pee in my pants"
Pros: "Crew was helpful and nice"
Cons: "More movie options"
Pros: "Very pleasant crew and accommodating"
Pros: "I sat on the aisle. There is no room especially if you put your bag under the seat in front of you. I got hit 2x as the flight attendants moved the cart down the aisle. You can't lean back. I was fortunate to be able to place my coat in the overhead bin which is usually overcrowded."
Cons: "If the baggsge fee was less onerous more people would check bags and make boarding and deplaning faster. For God's sake give people more room between seats. Board people in the back first to spee the process. First window and aisles last. This would improve on time departures."
Cons: "Gotta figure something out to make boarding simpler. Need to use the two lanes to keep the flow moving. Once group 1 boards, group 3 should line up there. Once group 2 boards, group 4 should line up there, etc."
Cons: "Lines in oranestad"
Cons: "Plane had mechanical problems for an hour"
Cons: "Small seats but part of traveling.."
Cons: "Rude employees - never flying with United again."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 2 hours... One of my bags was on another plane had to find the bag at 1:00 am ... No Fun"
Pros: "The only thing that was okay was the entertainment. Decent movie selection. Drinks were also good, they actually give you the whole can if I want it."
Cons: "Flight was delayed half an hour because the crew wasn't on time. Seat was uncomfortable for a 4+ hour ride. I don't know if it's because it's a cheaper flight that the quality of people also goes down but there was definitely a passenger that was passing gas."
Pros: "None, Zero..."
Cons: "I did not like how we were treated by the United Airline Crew front desk when we were getting our boarding pass, they immediately say that due to myself having a Philippine Passport and A US Green Card holder they needed to check with Japan Immigration and in the end of waiting they said that we can’t board the plane because of my citizenship status and I needed to get a Japan VISA, I felt discriminated for something I do not know about when I purchased the tickets via online it doesn’t even show if there were any requirements needed in order for me to travel to Japan. My overall Review is a big ZERO and Unsatisfactory of how they treat their customers."
Pros: "Everything was great!!"
Pros: "I always feel merely "tired" after the Denver-Tokyo flight on UA's 787 Dreamliner. On all other aircraft, I always feel "exhausted" after an intercontinental flight. The increased humidity and pressure make an incredible difference. As usual, I paid a ~$300 premium to take this flight (HKG-NRT-DEN and back) rather than cheaper HKG-SFO-DEN or HKG-SEA-DEN routings, which feature 777 or A330 aircraft."
Cons: "As long as you don't expect the level of service you would receive on an Asian carrier, United is fine. As usual, United's cabin crew are simply not generally gentle and welcoming. They get their jobs done, and I feel safe with them, but I don't look forward to interacting with them. I wish ANA would operate NRT-DEN!!!"
Cons: "Attendant was not friendly"
Pros: "Comfortable seat, nice crew."
Pros: "Flight was on time; no delays; great crew! Really clear day - could see the ground the entire way between Denver and Grand Rapids. Thanks for great flights - both to and from GR/Denver/Santa Barbara!"
Cons: "As previously noted."
Pros: "liked that the plane was small; relatively comfortable and a direct flight."
Pros: "Crew on the plane were very friendly."
Cons: "Checking in crew were not friendly. Boarding process for IAD->CVG flight was very confusing and staff did not really appear like they wanted to help. Once on the plane, the crew there was excellent. Net - airport staff in Cincinnati and Washington Dulles (not good)."
Pros: "Business clas worth the money for this long trip"
Cons: "all was okay"
Pros: "On time and nice attendants"
Cons: "No snacks!"
Pros: "No problems smooth as honey."
Cons: "Being stuck in plane on tarmac was horrifying. Knowing I was going to miss my connection and that I couldn't do anything was awful. May never use United Airlines again."
Pros: "Access to entertainment online with the app was good. Good customer service. Nice memorable suit case tag gifts for the inaugural flight. Friendly staff."
Pros: "Flight left on time! No problem in OHare with transferring planes. Next flight also on time."
Pros: "Staff and easy boarding"
Pros: "I liked the cleanliness. The use of wifi was great."
Cons: "Didn't like that there was no tv access"
Pros: "In flight crew was very nice"
Pros: "Our departure was delayed by a pump problem of some kind. Then the pilot aborted a takeoff because of another error. Needless to say, we were a bit nervous."
Pros: "The crew was helpful! Boarding went well."
Cons: "The fact that my husband was seated 18 rows behind us."
Pros: "I had not been given a choice of gluten free meal before boarding so I declined the food offered, and the attendant, without my asking her to , went and found something gluten free."
Cons: "The entertainment screen did not work well."
Pros: "Everything went like clockwork."
Cons: "From ATL to Chicago the boarding crew was very rude. I had to confront the lady that was checking my bag and I told her she needed to adjust her attitude.... That's why your airline losses so many passengers."
Pros: "Food and service we're excellent! New plane, very comfortable seating and easy to use entertainment system"
Pros: "I liked that they gave us blankets. It was cold when we boarded."
Cons: "I was put into a very uncomfortable situation when we finally got boarded and situated in our seats. I was in the window seat of a three seat row. The two men in the center and aisle seats knew each other and struck up a little conversation during boarding but it was a late flight and I was gearing up for some sleep in my seat. I fell asleep after take off and when I woke up the guy in the center seat had taken his shirt off and nearly had his pants down to his knees. Him and his buddy were both asleep, but half-naked-man was a much more mobile sleeper and was constantly rolling his head onto my shoulder to sleep on which I pushed him off many times. Now, someone accidentally falling asleep on you on a plane is one thing; a half-naked-man rolling his body onto yours is a complete other thing. I couldn't really get him to wake when I was pushing him off me so I was kind of hoping someone was gonna come by and tell him to get his clothes back on and pull it together; that never happened. On top of not being able to keep his own body in his own seat he must have been having a very interesting dream because he was having a hard time keeping his hands off of his private parts. Being a man, I was not incredibly grossed out by this (although not what I want to be seeing when I'm on a flight), but it doesn't make it any less sexually offensive. I don't fly that often but I find it hard to be believe that this could be considered acceptable behavior to be tolerated when paying for a plane ticket. To cap it all off, when we were landing and the flight attendants were roaming the aisles to check seat belts and stuff, no one seemed to care that this guy was topless and touching himself. One Flight Attendant asked his friend (the guy in the aisle) to tell him to "prepare to land" which he didn't do. It wasn't till we landed and the seat belt sign went off that his friend woke him up and he put his clothes back on. They had a good chuckle about it as if nothing happened. Kind of put me out. I took a picture of them in full slumber with his clothes off if you guys want evidence."
Cons: "Had to check bag due to it being over booked. Late boarding"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmack for three hours and when finally got to springfield, my luggage was not there."
Pros: "All fly is in good plan"
Pros: "Very nice flight. Especially since it was 10 hours. The staff brought water around as an extra which was great to keep us hydrated. Plus a decent lunch ice team and snacks. Comfortable plane."
Cons: "You will be seeing a formal compliant and expect a refund. We will not be using Kayak again."
Cons: "Very bad food and seating"