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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 54m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($174) and American Airlines ($178), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($328) and Delta ($339).
From Milwaukee to San José, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Milwaukee , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Milwaukee you will be using Milwaukee Milwaukee-Mitchell, often referred to as Milwaukee Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "They were rude and the ride was tight. Over packed"
Pros: "legs space."
Cons: "have a screen on each seat."
Cons: "Please offer more gluten free food options. Thanks!"
Pros: "While printing boarding pass at kiosk, I was offered complimentary checking of my carry-on bag for my comfort/not having to schlep through big airports. Plane had huge amount of carry-on space. All personnel were friendly, protocols seemed efficient."
Cons: "WiFi didn’t work on my laptop for movies. Otherwise, great flight!"
Pros: "Crew was polite, enjoyable and considerate!"
Cons: "bigger seats, lol, but that's pretty much an "always" for business class, am I right?"
Pros: "Very well organized and polite and friendly staff."
Cons: "The airline seats were okay but there was very little personal space. They did not have video screens—you had to use your own smartphone to view videos. No meals were offered for an almost 4 hr flight. Maybe that’s normal, I don’t know. They charged $30 per suitcase — should allow 1 free."
Pros: "Alaska is a great airline."
Cons: "Free food would be awesome."
Pros: "Seats are comfortable"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Cons: "Hour early with tail winds - all fabulous"
Pros: "Friendly crew and quick easy boarding."
Cons: "Windows didn't have shades, coffee was cold initially. On the positive the attendant noticed and came back with a warm cup."
Pros: "Crew were some of the best experienced on an American carrier"
Cons: "There wasn't any entertainment"
Pros: "On time departure arrived early"
Cons: "No food, just snacks."
Pros: "That there was still a little bit a Virgin America still present! Love entertainment is available an absolute bonus that I wish traditional Alaska planes started installing!!"
Cons: "The entertainment of no headphones available and most headphones are now Bluetooth presents a problem. No snacks offered!!"
Pros: "The crews spilled coffee on me and my purse.....made my LV bag so smelly"
Pros: "The staff were friendly. Boarding was quick and easy. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Old flight with no entertainment. Flight attendant bumped elbow every time he passed by."
Pros: "Quick and efficient. The crew was very attentive to customer needs. There was an infant on board and I saw them helping the mother with the infant."
Cons: "None at this time."
Pros: "Friendly efficient service"
Cons: "Seats are getting progressively more uncomfortable each year"
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Complete failure to announce that passports needed to be verified. Telling you as you board is infuriating. This was Alaska’s fault, not TSA’s."
Cons: "Nothing bad. All is good."
Cons: "Stolen items from luggage"
Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."
Pros: "Customer service was really nice."
Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Brenda at LAX called me jerk and was a terrible representative for your company... To say the least"
Pros: "The purpose of our trip is to be in a wedding. The suitcase may ,or may not arrive in time. I was told it would be delivered to the Costa Verde Quepos, Manuel Antonio hotel. I will be without any clothes for at least two and a half days. Please help! My cell is 209-549-6276, but I don't know if it will work while I am in Costa Rica The suitcase tag number is 10-65-88"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "On the return flight it was cancelled and they put us in a flea bag hotel and I have written Alaska and requested a FULL ROUND TRIP TO COSTA RICA and they haven't had the courtesy of responding. I wrote Wayne Newton 2x. b"
Pros: "The bisquit cookies."
Cons: "The staff weren't that friendly! Gone are the helpful employees! My daughter's seat wouldn't go back and they did nothing to accommodate her! LAME! Not overly friendly, need to take notes from JetBlue!"
Pros: "I have been very pleased flying Alaska Airlines."
Cons: "This flight was rather turbulent but not the fault of the airline. Still on time."
Pros: "Good airline"
Pros: "Everyone was very nice. The check in at Milwaukee was great. They were very pleasant even at that time of day. Janet Kelly"
Pros: "Good attention"
Pros: "Movie selection."
Cons: "Could have used more snacks."
Pros: "From reservations to the actual flight and crew of the airline was great. I enjoy flying Alaska and recommend flying with them."
Pros: "The price of my flight was pretty awesome I am very happy with Alaska airline. I wish the chairs were a tad bit more comfortable for 4 hour trips but the service made up for it."
Cons: "I wish the chairs were a tad bit more comfortable for 4 hour trips but the service made up for it."
Cons: "I went to board and my boarding pass indicated seat 15D. The flight crew lady said I was unchecked for the flight. Somehow she said I had unchecked myself. Then she looked into the matter further and it turns out someone at the front desk accidentally gave my seat to someone else. I was then given a middle seat in the back of the plane. They took my email address down and said I would receive something, but I never did."
Pros: "Boarding was quick, we took off early as soon as everyone was settled, and arrived half an hour early. Arriving early? Unheard of! Seats were comfortable, my legs weren't cramped even around my bag under the seat, and i was able to read comfortably all the way home."
Pros: "The first united connection plane was junkie dirty needed repair mechanics couldn't fix so they got us off the plane And put us onto a new plane when I arrived in Boston I had missed the last bus or any public transportationI had to wait for four hours until mass transportation resumed in Boston because of the delay of the united planeDelay I didn't want to wake anybody up in the middle of the night"
Cons: "My Alaska flight turned into a United flight on my connection United's plane was old junky dirty"
Pros: "Clean. Very good cheese and fruit plate. Safe and comfortable flight. I would fly Alaska again."
Cons: "Video player battery would not charge in spite of being plugged in, so battery died about 30 minutes prior to landing. Attendant did not offer replacement or refund."
Pros: "Great service Enjoyed the spacious seating on sea to mke flight. Very helpful and understanding with our 40 year old disabled son."
Pros: "Decent service, nice flight attendant"
Cons: "Volatile temperatures, no seatback media"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and nice crew."
Cons: "It was a very long flight, but no meal or entertainment was provided. On other airlines I've flown in the past, these things were included on international flights."
Pros: "I liked getting off the airplane."
Cons: "Look every one experiances problems. It comes in the form of weather, mechanical or security issues that disrupt a flight in the form of delays. There is no surprise when this occurs. So when a three hour delay is thrust upon you and you have already given up your carry on and your assigned seats perhaps the recovery should have been less of a surprise. One pilot announcement, and offer of free loyalty points falls so short. No comp eat or drink coupons on the ground. Still got billed for food and wifi. Drinks were offered but ofcourse they ran out before the center of the AC was served. The recovery happens at the moment not in the next few days you will recieve an email with miles. Still haven't gotten any email after a week. I will fly anybody other then Alaska."
Pros: "My favorite airline by far! On time, great crew, great flight"
Pros: "Most everything besides them seats being to close in proximity."
Cons: "That they seats weren't wide enough."
Pros: "I liked the service that was provided, everyone was great."
Cons: "I wish there were more options of snacks, that would be awesome!"
Cons: "On Time. Friendly"
Pros: "Calm and safe, just like I like it."
Pros: "Very punctual! We arrived on the exactly time as estimated."
Cons: "Very poor snack options"
Pros: "Most humorous crew I have had in a long time. Had regular beverage service, coffee service and a water service!"
Cons: "I can’t think of a thing."
Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "I almost missed the flight because I didnt hear the announcement for boarding and I was sitting near another gate to charge my phone. Fortunately I heard the final call!!"
Pros: "Reliable Airline - on time - kept up to date on flight timing - Great crews. Good stuff."
Cons: "Good stuff."
Pros: "comfort plus really makes a difference"
Cons: "include at least 1 checked back with comfort plus or some kind of discount."
Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."
Pros: "This was a Delta codeshare on KLM metal. We left on time and arrived early. The crew was very professional. The bathrooms were very clean."
Cons: "The seat in Economy Comfort was awful. Not enough padding and no place to put my feet because of a very large entertainment control box on the floor."
Pros: "Crew was great, comfortable and clean"
Cons: "One plane didn't have TV screens on the backs of the seats, which would have been nice for the 1 hr 45 min flight"
Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."
Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."
Pros: "Amazing crew, on time, decent coffee, plenty of drinks"
Cons: "The drinks cart was a little slow..."
Cons: "Unacceptable delays"
Pros: "Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good."
Cons: "Small plane but that’s not really fixable"
Cons: "Waited in the runway and then taxied forever"
Pros: "I have never seen a gate attendant call each person by name as she scanned their boarding passes! At Delta I felt welcomed by every employee. Even the pilots greeted the passengers as they exited. All the other airlines just want my money, they want to cram me into smaller and smaller spaces and want me to sit there and shut up so they don't have to interact with me. I will fly Delta every chance I get, even if I have to pay more money."
Pros: "Quick flight"
Pros: "Very short flight. Not much to say"
Cons: "Not much to say"
Pros: "Original flight delayed by more than 2 hours. Rescheduled and got to Bos with a layover"
Cons: "Delta rescheduled me automatically and I woudl not have found out if I did not call their re-booking center."
Pros: "Clean plane with nice navigable entertainment."
Cons: "Crew was chatty with each other & joking with one another but almost rude about serving us. Ran out of sandwiches for purchase at lunch flight & simply threw snacks at us. Made “ exhausted” comment about getting a lime wedge for a margarita & then went to rear of plane to chat with other flight attendents. Worse, we booked with kayak, but actually the delta/ Aeromexico flight was booked with vayama. When one flight changed departure time, we no longer had our great pre-selected seats & couldn’t check in online. We had to work it out with delta & then aero Mexico t. After 30 min on the phone we got the last 3 bavk row seats near the toilets & cackling, aging flight attendants. No reclining or real food made for a lousy 3 1/2 hr lunch flight. No apologies, smiles of sympathy. Just snacks tossed our way"
Cons: "No offers of sandwiches on a 4 hour flight. Smooth flight - very good crew."
Cons: "App did not work for entertainment."
Cons: "I never got to Cabo. It took 2 hours for Delta to de-ice the plane in Milwaukee. Because of the long delay we missed the flight to Cabo. We asked Delta to book us on another flight to get us to Cabo today, Delta reps said nothing was available. Delta gave us a discounted coupon for a hotel in Atlanta and rebooked us on a flight to Cabo tomorrow."
Pros: "The snack was nice."
Pros: "Everyone did try to be helpful but it seems that no one at Delta really knew anything that was going on today"
Cons: "The fact that I missed yet another connection because of a Delta issue. The difference is that this time there was not another connection for me to go to and I was told I would be provided a hotel in Atlanta which was not the case. I had to transfer to a flight 2 hrs away from my home only to still be on the floor of Atl airport because they are unable to appropriately de-ice planes."
Pros: "Allowed Pre boarding of infant (which American no longer does), complimentary food, entertainment on domestic flight, and friendly staff. Delta is upping the game!"
Pros: "Online app to watch movies made the trip fly by. Pun intended"
Cons: "No entertainment. Wifi didn't work."
Pros: "Boarding was good, crew was friendly and we were on time."
Pros: "The baby"
Pros: "I LOVED the 2 seater plane, so comfortable traveling with a companion and not having the third person."
Cons: "Boarding. It seems that it would be smarter to board from the back forward. I didn't have any food so I rated that wrong. Maybe add an N/A to the survey."
Pros: "Nice plane, smooth flight, flight was on time in spite of the disaster in Houston."
Cons: "There was food listed in the book but it was never offered. On a 4 hour flight, this is too long! Wifi was broken...I bought a $20 pair of earbuds in the airport specifically to watch movies and was never able to use them."
Pros: "It was quick and on time relatively smooth flights with little turbulance."
Cons: "Economy seats are too small you literally can't move your elbow without hitting the person next to you. And there was no point at which we weren't all touching legs."
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Pros: "On Time"
Pros: "The plane was not so new or good"
Cons: "The plane and the atention"
Cons: "Late taking off"
Pros: "Quick, efficient boarding. Good crew. Comfortable seats. On schedule."
Cons: "Board the back of the plane first"
Pros: "On board crew was helpful and polite considwring our circumstances."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 3xs (non weather) they said we would miss our connection (I didn't think we would) THEY rebooked a later flight. Of course we landed in time for our original flight. They refused to let us back on our original flight. Put me in touch w/ the help desk who after talking in circles admitted it was their mistake but he had no authority to help. FINAlly & only because others missed their flight we were given the option to go. Crew misplaced our luggage and sent it on a flight we were never supposed to be on, and the bad experience with delays of hours on end continued coming home. (Mechanimal non weather) WE WILL NEVER FLY DELTA AGAIN!"
Pros: "The crew, as always, were fantastic."
Cons: "Being delayed for hours because of bad weather 5 days ago is unfathomable. Delta needs to fix the IT scheduling issues causing the frequent delays."
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Pros: "Ease in finding another connecting flight get to Miami when our connection was delayed."
Cons: "Time between connection should be 2+ hours"
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "The flight was delayed leaving and arriving, but that's the nature of the beast"
Pros: "No issues"
Pros: "Same as previous flight."
Pros: "Short flight so no food, just soda/pretzels. Left on time, arrived a little early. Delta staff were average."
Cons: "Other passengers who bring carry-ons that are too large, and airlines that refuse to enforce the size limits. This creates unnecessary boarding delays and stress and conflict among the passengers and Delta staff. Also, as usual, coach seating is mediocre at best as airlines try to cram more people into a smaller spaces."
Cons: "punctual arrive"
Pros: "Flight, plane, and crew were great."
Cons: "MEX customs was a nightmare."
Pros: "Orderly Boarding and departure on time. Business cabin very comfortable"
Cons: "No food menus were given (understandable for sanitary reasons) but Flight attendants could not tell what was in the main courses, eep for saying one had pasta, one had chicken... besides the complete vagueness, it can be a problem for people with certain food allergies and intolerance. Also, I never received a breakfast (it was an 11 hour flight). I might have been asleep, not sure but then again once I was awake, no flight attendant came to ask if I wanted breakfast. In other words, while flight personnel was polite, they did not provide a very attentive service (and there were only 11 of us in the AM Premier business sections)."
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "A more organized boarding process"
Pros: "Crew was good, food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment, I saw the Wifi stuff when I bought the ticket, but there was no internet connection there. Besides, no movies, no screen... boring."
Cons: "Be in time, over 1 hr delayed."
Cons: "Over booked"
Cons: "We have problems with the tickets of my das y mam we have to pay $600 dólar more"
Cons: "I reviewed the wrong one. My last comment and score was for this flight. My last flight even though the spaces were smaller I had no problems with my bag and it was a nice flight."
Cons: "I got singled out by a staff member to request me to check my bag while the passenger behind me had a bigger carry on bag. My other 2 friends had carry on backpacks about the same size as well but they didn't get stopped. I didn't know why I got picked on."
Pros: "I didn’t like the fact that it took forever to get here we had to wait 21/2 hrs to get here"
Pros: "Luggage was found that was good"
Cons: "Horrible day nobody here to guide you or help you and then charge you an arm and a leg."
Cons: "Lack of coordination!! Flight being delay!!!"
Pros: "Flight on time, all personal was very helpful and kind"
Cons: "No choices for breakfast and the one served on first class not so great."
Pros: "I’m glad I made the flight. It was tight. Friendly staff all around."
Cons: "The sprint to make my connection was the only glitch on the trip so far. I made it so all is good."
Pros: "Ease in ticketing."
Cons: "The hardest part was the long layover. I didn’t dress warmly enough, so I had to keep moving!"
Pros: "Servicio. Puntualidad."
Cons: "Todo bien"
Pros: "Food, entertainment, leg room much better than any US airline. Crew is smart and efficient."
Cons: "Rough Landing"
Pros: "Vuelo acorde con el horario establecido"
Cons: "Regular atención del personal en el aeropuerto"
Cons: "Crew standing in the back talking to each other with their backs on us"
Pros: "Good hot meal"
Pros: "The cabin attendants were very professional, bilingual and smiled."
Pros: "Close for connecting and had lots of staff to get you there on time."
Cons: "Food mediocre"
Pros: "The in flight meal was just what we needed and they got us to San Jose safe and sound. No complaints!"
Pros: "Ontime and pleasant"
Pros: "It was a direct flight."
Cons: "The delay when departing, and the attention of the flight attendants. Also very limited kind of beverages."
Cons: "My flight ended up being cancelled from San Jose to Mexico City back to Portland OR. Aeromexico told me there was no way they could get me home that day and that they would pay for my hotel, food etc. i cried my eyes out and begged to get me back to America. Somehow after about 30 minutes of back and forth, Austin Lopez with Aeromexico saved the day!! He got me several connecting flights back to Oregon and I was home the next morning very early. He was very sweet and caring. I wish I could tell his boss how amazing he was! Thank you again Austin!"
Pros: "Smooth ride, great staff."
Cons: "Wish there were outlets."
Pros: "La comodidad la amabilidad de las personas."
Cons: "La comida"
Pros: "Great crew, great fare and pretty easy and convenient process."
Cons: "Seats aren't the most comfortable and very little leg room"
Cons: "MY FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!! I DID NOT GET AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS IN THE AIRPORT FOR OVER 11 HOURS!!!!!!"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable, even in economy. Personal entertainment at each seat with a good selection of movies and easy way to navigate to English language. The flight attendants were very nice, and they provided not only drinks but also a full snack tray to each person. Flight was right on time and announcement were in Spanish and English which was important for me as I don't speak Spanish.."
Pros: "Nothing. We’re not there yet"
Cons: "Everything. AM customer service is beyond horrible and unhelpful."
Pros: "The seats were not terrible and the crew was nice."
Cons: "The English on board was rushed and I could hardly understand what they were saying. I tried to call TWICE to make sure that I could change dietary preferences because I have food allergies and I was told both times that I was unable to. This is not fair for the price paid for flights. I am very unhappy with the fact that there was food served onboard and that, when I tried to tell the airline what I could and could not eat, that they did not change my preferences or even give me the option."
Pros: "Nothing it was a very bad experience"
Pros: "5 stars to the supervisor Octavio"
Cons: "The rest of the Team do not know what customer service is"
Pros: "The snack - such as it is - is certainly a step above what I get when I fly the same route on United. Also the entertainment system is much better, and free! Cabin staff are friendly and efficient. The seating is about the same as on every other airline. I was in steerage for the Mexico City - San Jose leg. A lady was seated in my window seat when I boarded, and seemed surprised when I insisted on reclaiming my seat (She had the middle seat). In contrast to Mexico City, the San Jose airport is a model of efficiency. Immigration is rapid, luggage comes out on the carousel in good time, and best of all there is a duty free shop right in the luggage claim area, so it is unnecessary to buy liquor ahead of time."
Cons: "Mexico City is a terrible airport to have to pass through. Everyone has to go through Immigration (similar to US airports in that regard) even if just in transit. However, they have few officers there, and almost half of the available booths weren't even manned. The result was chaos, with the immigration hall filled with grouchy travellers, and other travellers stuck in aircraft waiting to disembark. Expect to be stuck in Immigration for a minimum of an hour after landing; maybe plan on 1 1/2 hours just to get through Immigration and Customs. And if you are making a connection, whatever you do don't go through the sliding doors on the other side of Customs - I made that mistake once! I speak Spanish, so the following comments are not coloured by language difficulties ... Security staff are unfriendly. While there is supposed to be free wifi in the departure lounge, I couldn't figure out how to use it. A gate agent told me there wasn't any free wifi, all the time standing beside a sign that said there was. I was also singled out for a spot check of my hand luggage right in the jetway. The unfriendly lady doing that search so disarranged my stuff that I couldn't find my Kindle when I got on the plane, so was without my planned reading material."
Pros: "Everything. Everybody very helpful"
Pros: "Amazing airline ! Great everything."
Pros: "Un pequeño retraso a la salía de México, sin mayores inconvenientes"
Pros: "I was impressed and very happy the flight was early. I had low expectations with Aeromexico because in the past every flight I took with you was delayed or late."
Pros: "Great selection of movies to watch"
Cons: "The crew seemed to be in a bad mood that night. One of the flight attendants hit my elbow as he was speeding through the aisle, causing me to knock over my drink. He didn't apologize or try to help. The other one"
Pros: "The time of departure and arriving was ok"
Cons: "we went to the main desk to see if we can change the fly of my girlfrend so she can fly with me, but the guys of aeromexico say that the fly was over saled, so she take a diferent plane that mine, and when i jump up to the plane i see more than 5 seat empty..."
Cons: "Small horrible plane, original 6am flight cancel without notice, took 9am flight instead, took off late. Last time using this airline."
Cons: "after reaching the destination, it took a lot to open the airplane's doors and letting people out"
Pros: "the inflight movie."
Cons: "The flight was suppose to take off from Mexico City at 945 PM however nobody gave an explanation nobody knew the time or even the GATE I got to the airport at 6 PM, the flight took off at 1210 AM not only that I get on the plane and the AEROMEXICO crew had a really messed up attitude like they didnt care, I wanted to buy a gift for my wife from the magazine they had and the lady with a attitude simply said we dont have it, and I could keep going but It was a really bad experience for me."
Pros: "the crew was great!"
Cons: "The boarding was a little delayed movies or series might be interesting to have as an option to watch"
Cons: "Some of the Crew members were not covering their nose with their face masks"
Pros: "Direct flight Erie to Charlotte. Glad for that."
Cons: "Not sure why, assuming it’s the plane type, but first time in 35 years my ears continued to pop all the way up and ended up with ear ache."
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Cons: "The cabin was hot for the whole flight"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Cons: "We sat in boarding in about 90-100 degree heat for over an hour. Everyone is drenched in sweat and should have never boarded."
Pros: "Boarding was fairly quick and on time. Transfer in Phoenix was no problem. Luggage arrived OK."
Cons: "Seating is too small and too close to next rows. Unhappy with having to pay for seat assignments and checked bag while watching gate agents refuse to enforce overhead bag size limits."
Pros: "Fast boarding, flight relatively smooth, got to my destination pretty quickly as well."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Cons: "Tiny seats..."
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Cons: "I had little leg room"
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Pros: "The 787 is a nice aircraft"
Cons: "It should not take 2 hours from touchdown to the terminal. The flight arrived early but by the time the last passenger made it to the terminal, they probably missed their connection."
Cons: "Small plane, forced to valet checkin carry on luggage, no drinks or snacks :/"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."
Pros: "After the initial delay, the female desk agent got us on another connecting flight without a problem. Second flights attendant was also great."
Cons: "They boarded the plane, only to tell us they had to de-ice, which is understandable. However, after waiting 20 min for the de-icing that never came, they made us get back off the plane because of mechanical issues. The captain/pilot was rude to the woman working the desk over the radio, to the point where she had to leave the desk and go speak to him in person (she knew we could hear everything.) That conversation is also how the whole line of people was informed that then knew about this mechanical issue since the night before, and chose not to fix it before boarding all of us. After getting to Philadelphia later than expected, we were forced to pay for hotel food that was horrible and overpriced. Only to then have our plane be delayed AGAIN because of mechanical issues, again the pilot not giving much information to the attendant she was faced by a room of 40 angry people and had no answers. The departure time slowly crawled out longer, and the only reason I knew was because of having the American app. Information/communication on all ends was poor. I usually fly Allegiant, which is notoriously “cheap,” and I’ve never had an experience like this. Happy my boyfriend has flown with American before and knew to give us an extra day so we didn’t miss the wedding we paid $800 in airline tickets to attend. Just disappointed."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "Routine flight. No problems noted."
Cons: "No major complaints."
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Pros: "I was upgraded to business class because I had to fly home early after I suffered a crushed wrist and broken arm while in Spain. I could not have made it through the flight without the extra room and pillows and my daughter by my side."
Cons: "The stewards and Stewardesses were very unfriendly. I was in so much pain and not one person asked if there was anything they could do to make the flight more comfortable. Just the kindness of offering would’ve been so nice. One girl just threw a water bottle in my lap!"
Pros: "the gate attendant was very nice as my husband was stuck in security line (I have Pre check) He barely made it, but the guy never made me feel uncomfortable or rushed. He was kind, calm and reassuring."
Cons: "Our flight attendant seemed to have a chip on her shoulder from the moment we stepped on the flight. I had a broken foot and it was difficult for me to fit my boot and personal item under the seat. Rather than assisting me, she barked commands and quickly walked away as I attempted to address the situation. - poor attitude - failed to ask if I wanted a biscuit but simply slapped one down on my tray table (I HAVE CELIAC DISEASE) - American really needs to catch up with the other airlines and offer a GF option to those of us who have immune disorders. - no WiFi"
Pros: "On time! That pretty much says it all. I think American did a great job at everything they had control of."
Cons: "Having connecting flights that seem like they are miles apart. I’m sure there is a good reason for this but it is annoying to have to change concourses at these huge airports."
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "The staff wouldn't except my registration for my support animal!!"
Pros: "The complementary beverage was a welcomed surprise!"
Pros: "The crew was lovely. Really nice, and did a wonderful job with the cart service."
Cons: "We ended up being deleyed about 30 minutes, in damp weather. It's not like it was snowing. Not sure why it took so long. B/c of baggage charges now everyone brings a carry on. This seems to slow the process of boarding as know passengers are asked multiple times to check baggage (for free, which is the one nice thing) before boarding b/c the overheads will be too full. Group 6 which I was in seemed like it was just the rest of the plane. Super busy, took me forever to get to my seat all the way in the back. Why don't airlines reverse board? People sitting in the back should board first. I feel like this would save so much time."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "Nothing to like. If I could give them 0 stars I would"
Cons: "Tight connection from our previous flight yet the counter folks were rude and rushed us. My daughter is obviously 7 months pregnant. Because our connecting flight left milwaukee over an hour late, we had no time to even grab a sandwich, no problem we will buy food on the plane. Wrong! The food is was gone so quickly that by the time they got to us, they were out of everything. Oh did I mention we also had 3 children ages 2, 7, and 9. Oh yes and the entertainment? Small screens mounted on the ceiling of the plane. How about updating your equipment?? Plane was old. No USB to charge your phone and stream from their App. Terrible. We own a 2nd home in Maui and travel there twice per year. Looking at other options."
Cons: "I really did not like that I was unaware why I could not check in on my phone and then I get to the airport and the Alaska desk is closed. My phone just says the plane is sky west, me and the other workers at the airport had no idea what this meant. Very frustrating experience trying to check in, finally walker talkie a guy that new it was American. Frustrating I thought I would miss my flight, why not clearly state it's not an Alaska flight."
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Pros: "Direct smooth"
Cons: "A little snooty attendants tight seats"
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Cons: "The tsa in chicago was very unorganized. The tsa workers were extremely rude."
Cons: "delay, then no sandwiches available for purchase onboard during a 3-hr evening flight"
Cons: "Rude staff, they changed our flight 2 times and did not offer a drink or food"
Pros: "Captain did his best to make up time"
Cons: "Flight was initially delayed an hour, then bumped to 30 minutes late."
Pros: "I like that on American you still get a complimentary cup of coffee, a bag of pretzels, and a normal sized seat. I'm OK paying for that after trying some of the budget airlines!"
Cons: "Wish they had a gluten free snack, still that's really not a big deal at all!"
Pros: "Liked the little compartment above the tray for electronic devices and the outlet below helped keep my grandsons tablet charged for the flight! Liked the headrest - had flaps that folded out for support if you needed a nap."
Cons: "Will never fly American again"
Pros: "Nice new seats"
Cons: "Crew came by once with drinks, never came back through with food/snacks. Never came through with water, as they usually do later in this flight. They spent most of the time chatting in the galley."
Pros: "Movies and on time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Crazy uncontrolled child in row across from us."
Pros: "The crew was very apologetic"
Cons: "The fact that we were an hour and 45 minutes late leaving. I know they say weather was the cause and not their control, but every time...yes, every time I fly American there's a delay. Every time I've flown United I arrive early."
Cons: "Delays and no communication on transfer options"
Pros: "Great Workers, and Super nice staff."
Pros: "I had a great experience flying with American Airlines thank you.. the flights were on time great customer service."
Pros: "Taking off and landing."
Cons: "Boarding was slow. Seating was cramped."
Pros: "The crew was great. Trent was outstanding"
Pros: "Inflight movies"
Pros: "The food and the crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system, it is outdated"
Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"
Pros: "Clean, comfortable and on time."
Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"
Cons: "Slow boarding, no food no drinks, no tv."
Pros: "Everything was fantastic except I was a little squished; but I suppose that is to be expected on the economy flight. We did land later than expected but it ended up being just fine and I was able to connect to my next flight."
Pros: "Más espacio, al menos una película que ver, y algún bocadillo por ser un vuelo de tantas horas"
Pros: "The pilot"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "The plane took two hours to leave the ground due to weather. This was unfortunate and made the passengers uncomfortable but it was not the fault of the airline."
Cons: "The airline gave all the passengers access to the movies and television channels."
Cons: "La persona que me atendió para abordar y segundo avión con destino a Puerto Rico era una mujer desagradable mal educada trataba mal a toda persona que le estába. Verificando el boarding pass Verguenza me dio que fuera boricua"
Pros: "Everyone was so very helpful."
Pros: "The planes appeared to be newer."
Cons: "We had very little leg room and my husband had a sore back after the flights."
Cons: "Bumpy plane"
Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"
Pros: "Service and comfortable seat"
Cons: "100 dollar baggage fee"
Cons: "Flight from mke to Chicago was delayed so long I missed my connecting flight to charlotte. U had to spend the night in ohare airport. Very unhappy with United airlines."
Cons: "Fligh delay."
Pros: "I got a window seat"
Cons: "Chair didnt recline"
Cons: "It was cancelled no email no text no call thanks"
Pros: "I got a fair price ticket and plane wasn't dirty ."
Cons: "I was delayed for 6 hrs"
Pros: "Very friendly and kept us up to date with the issues we had with off-loading about ever 15 minutes."
Cons: "It took 50 minutes after we landed to park and get off the plane."
Pros: "I was allowed to get off the aircraft to collect a bag I left behind"
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Pros: "Since we were the last ones to arrive at the gate because of our delayed flight they had to check our carry-on baggage with the luggage we didn't have locks and nomally what we carry in that bag are fragile or valuable things. They should at least have plastic gauzes or fragile stickers to put on the bags. I don't know the reason but the flight attendants left about the last 6 rows of passengers without pretzels or drinks. There was no device to view movies. Leg space too tight."
Pros: "Although it was s bit bumpy bcs of the weather, we had the wind with us and we arrived about 30 minutes early."
Pros: "Nice and comfy seats, good service on plane, fast boarding"
Cons: "No good food and the entertainment was not the beat"
Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"
Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."
Pros: "Fast boarding. Flights were on time."
Cons: "Very cramped seating in the back of the plane."
Pros: "The crew were nice though exasperated with cramped new planes and crowded restrooms. Flight was on time"
Cons: "After three years of flying all around US, realized United is the worst of the three major legacy carriers. I'm star alliance gold and it's still a painful experience. Crew admitted in latest redesign of planes they've managed to squeeze another six seats in coach. My seat wouldn't go back but even if it did, would feel too guilty for person behind to do it - so little legroom on newer planes. They've also cut down on restrooms so for most of the flight there was a line of 5-6 people waiting in the aisle. American Airlines seems to have older planes but at least decent legroom (and I'm not tall - anybody over 5'10 would have to sit at an angle on new United planes!). Been very impressed by Delta's service lately. United feels more like Spirit"
Pros: "The staff was efficient, funny, friendly and honest. Smooth landing and good service. Thank you!"
Cons: "Less than friendly staff at the desk. The gate was changed on us and again no United app updates or texts until much later."
Cons: "United would not put my bags on despite being at the counter 40 minutes before the flight. Then they put me on stand by for 6 hours during which time they lost my bags and ultimately not having a seat for me."
Cons: "Need water offered free"
Pros: "Quick and efficient"
Cons: "Very small and hard to sleep if you are a tall human. Ended up with neck ache"
Pros: "On time. Early."
Cons: "Nothing was fine"
Cons: "Emergency landing with no power in flightn"
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "United put my bags on the next flight to San Jose, so I had to wait an extra 2.5 hours in the airport for the next plane to land in San Jose, Costa Rica while my ride waited for me."
Cons: "The seats were so small, with no space between rows that you couldn't even recline. The tv on the seat in front was so close you couldn't watch it. Miserable flight, and I'm only 5'5"."
Cons: "I felt like tuna in a can."
Pros: "Agents checking baggage were unbelievably slow. Good thing there wasn't a long line."
Pros: "Every thing was ok"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Less leg room than any other airline, complementary food is real bad, they charge you for everything, movies, alcohol and food, in other airlines they do not charge you for none of the above!"
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