|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 7% drop in price.|
|November||Most popular time to fly with an average 19% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$348||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The plane departed 1.5 hours late due to crew issues."
Pros: "Delicious pretzels and sparkling water."
Cons: "Horrible at customer service and those travelers with no status."
Pros: "The crew was polite and friendly."
Cons: "Not canceling the flight with no reason given."
Pros: "Clean airplane."
Cons: "The in air internet is confusing and frustrating. Everyone around me was trying to figure out how to get on the internet. It’s a joke."
Pros: "Good service and great customer service"
Cons: "App functionality"
Pros: "The ground crew is helpful in fixing our seats. Boarding procedures are smooth and overall journey is comfortable"
Cons: "the airline can provide more options for us to selecting seat at self help counter. Provide options for food. There are 2 vegan meals out of 3"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Cons: "The wifi didn't work. No seatback everyone's screens, only a screen over there middle row of seats. Maybe update your 20 year old livery."
Pros: "Help with check-in"
Cons: "More friendly staff on airplane"
Cons: "My son and I had seats in different places and they asked him to move forward several rows because of weight and the seat beside him was empty so I asked if I could sit next to him and they said no without giving any explanation. That kind of upset me. Just a short explanation would be fine."
Pros: "The flight attendants were able to find a place for my carry-on luggage when the overhead bins were filling up. I got a seat with extra leg room by chance (without having to pay the extra fees)."
Cons: "There are no snacks served on the flight. The Philadelphia Airport was overcrowded. There was hardly any room to navigate and there was a long line at nearly every women's bathroom."
Pros: "Love seat space in aisle 8f. I remember that is a perfect seat for persons 6'3" or better. I got a chance to nap for about 1 hour, not normal for me. Very comfortable."
Cons: "Everyone was really good"
Pros: "Taking the exit door makes a difference in having enough leg room. Everyone was nice an helpful."
Pros: "On time, non stop"
Cons: "New higher prices for less service."
Pros: "No complaints. A smooth flight. Met my expectations. Would fly American again."
Cons: "I cancelled this flight months ago, yet it was still in your records"
Pros: "Finish currently use were the most courteous and caring I ever was serviced by."
Cons: "Not much to recall"
Pros: "The flight was equal to AA service I have had on a regular basis."
Pros: "The speed of service"
Cons: "We had several rude flight attendants"
Cons: "Delays when other airlines with same destination did not have them. The constant asking if is move seats. No means no."
Pros: "They delayed 5 times and we're never honest about departure time. Then lost my luggage. They told me that I will need to go back.to the airport to pick up the luggage which is unacceptable."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "The American Airways gate agent was very helpful fixing the problem that British Airways created. She went out of her way to get me booked on AA flights to catch my BA flight from London to Riyadh."
Cons: "My original flight was cancelled and the first available flight was 3 days later. BA booked me on the flight but failed to change my ticket from the original flight causing me to miss the flight from Kansas City. At the airport BA agent told me on the phone that I would have to wait 3 more days after I had already waited 3 days because BA canceled my original flight. Because of the flight cancelation I missed two days of work and because of the failure to ticket my following flight I almost missed a full week of work. The BA booking person seemed content that there was no way I could make it to Saudi prior to the end of the week. Fortunately, the AA agent was able to find a way for me to continue my trip on a later flight."
Pros: "Seats were mildly more comfortable than DELTA seats."
Cons: "Passengers with small children weren't offered to board early like with every other airline I've traveled with... Delta, spirit, united, etc. So I ended up being humiliated because we held up the line trying to get situated with the baby."
Pros: "It was excellent!!! The service, the food, flight on time. Very friendly attendants!"
Pros: "Courteous crew"
Cons: "The plane was tiny and old"
Pros: "Everything was on time and great."
Cons: "Ever thing was fine."
Cons: "I sat at tha airport for over 9 hours before my flight left. Very poor communication and customer service."
Cons: "Flight was late. AA charged me for an exit row seat, but assigned me a non-emergency exit row window seat. Wi-if did not work."
Pros: "Haven't left yet don't leave until today the flight was behind due to maintenance"
Pros: "On time. Friendly."
Pros: "The estimated time for both my flight was over an hr, but we arrived in on my first flight at 45mins and my second flight 30mins."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Dirty plane. DIFFICULTY hearing which baggage kiosk to use. Should have a board with postings"
Cons: "- The entertainment system was not working - needed few restarts - on many seats - Food - horrible - Air hostess dropped water on me - not a problem by itself as accidents do happen. However her comment was more annoying - no sorries - not apologies - just said - "oh it's just water - it is refreshing" - Seats pushback was almost broken - it would break your thumb to push the button and then almost stand to push the seat back. - This was transatlantic flight and you charge for liquor? It is not free - you have to purchase - They ran out of red wine (which was free) by the end of the first meal. Do you keep just one bottle for this big 777 fight. - Overall experience was horrible."
Pros: "Our flight had a veteran who had received the Medal of Honor and the pilot and attendants took a moment to recognize him and it was sooo special and meaningful for American Airlines to take the time to thank this awesome individual!!! Thank you!!"
Pros: "They were able to use the electronic boarding pass through the app which is nice. Boarding was really quick."
Cons: "The overhead bins didn't have enough space for carry on for everybody flying."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Baggage charge. I always try and fly with southwest if possible no baggage fee and they have an overall better vibe for the flyers"
Cons: "Small crew at Santa Fe airport so luggage took a while"
Pros: "On my return I had my own seat! Not nearly as cramped. Had soda and pretzels. The air magazine was latest issue! The attended was nice."
Cons: "The seats needed to be shampood."
Pros: "No issues. The whole trip went well."
Cons: "The little lady sitting next to me took my seat but it just let her have the window seat because she could not speak english"
Pros: "It was on time, crew was very polite and attentive."
Cons: "Nothing to report."
Pros: "I like how they kept us updated on when the flight would leave"
Cons: "I didn't like that it took so long for us to actually get on the plane. My flight was supposed to leave around 4pm but it didn't actually leave till around 9pm so I had to sleep overnight when we landed in Dallas"
Pros: "Flight was ok"
Cons: "They lost my luggage and I haven't gotten it yet"
Pros: "Everything was smooth, even the getting through TSA process. I had minimal wait time."
Pros: "The plane we new and amazing, loved all the extra features."
Cons: "There was nothing that I did not like."
Cons: "This was my 5th American flight in 3 days, four of which were significantly delayed. I was supposed to meet relatives for dinner; instead I got there at bed time"
Cons: "That my earlier flight was cancelled."
Pros: "Excellent piloting (good driving) and communication during a torrential downpour. That's important. The two hours on the tarmac were unavoidable, so appreciated occasional comments about the storm and circumstances. Interesting parking. I didn't know a plane could pivot like that. Also, flying through cumulonimbus clouds was thrilling. Thank you."
Pros: "We boarded, then left on the plane for an hour, then offered the opportunity to unboard, then required to unboard. We left several hours late and missed our connecting international flight."
Cons: "Everyone was anxious about missing connecting flights. It was a chaotic scene. The flight staff were clearly annoyed with all the questions they were getting."
Cons: "Nothing all was good"
Pros: "It was just okay"
Cons: "Nothing just flying in a smaller plane"
Pros: "We landed safe"
Cons: "I Paid for preferred seats. When we got to the airport our seat assignment changed. We were not in the seats I paid extrs for. No money offered or returned."
Pros: "Fast n easy flight"
Cons: "It's still flying"
Pros: "Fast easy."
Pros: "Flight crew was excellent and went over and above to help us"
Cons: "We were told due to the delay that CSR ‘s would help us with making our flights. Upon arrival no csr. Plane was still at terminal. Had to make 2 calls to a supervisor before csr’s Would do their job and get us boarded. Finally they came to their senses."
Pros: "Enjoyed the extra space from Economy Plus - really made a difference from the complete sardine cans in regular economy. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Unfortunately the crew blocked the path to the toilets in the back of the plane for over an hour... I've never seen a crew move so slow. Also, the DirecTV screens in front of each seat were annoying, as they put the controls on the armrest so they were constantly being turned on accidentally."
Pros: "Very pleasant fly time and arrival shorter than expected."
Cons: "Too many kids!!!! and no tv on the back seats for movies."
Pros: "Short flight & made it safrly home."
Cons: "Attitude of flight attendant, & size of aircraft."
Pros: "Flight was on time and the aircraft was clean. Movie selection was pretty well!"
Cons: "The United flight back did not have as comfortable seats in economy as the ANA economy seats going to Japan. I had an isle seat on both flights but found the ANA aircraft had much more comfortable seats."
Pros: "Flight was on timw"
Pros: "4 hour 15 min."
Cons: "Bring your own entertainment"
Cons: "The gang stalkers that Kayak and United let sit next to me."
Pros: "Left on tarmac for 20 minutes prior to takeoff. Late flying into IAD with no guidance from crew or ground crew with very short time to catch next flight. With no info, felt abandoned."
Cons: "Lack of info from United crew."
Pros: "Excellent service from crew during flight. Luggage was lost and can not be found"
Cons: "Luggage was lost and cannot be found today is day 7 in Kiev Ukraine and no details about my luggage."
Pros: "First time to fly! The ground crew were very helpful. The crew members were really cheerful-- they were super professional about dealing with a crying baby, food was good-- I loved led the Shepard pie, and the aircraft was really new, and on time."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Snacks are so miserly!!!"
Cons: "Cant take a carry on AND personal bag if im not premium member."
Pros: "Everything on time, even departed a few minutes early. Loved and appreciAted every second of it."
Pros: "Crew was mostly friendly"
Cons: "Leg room has vanished"
Cons: "That my return flight was canceled with no notification after I missed my first flight. I ended up getting a new flight and was never informed that my return flight was cancelled there for when I got to the airport to return home I had to buy another $600 ticket. After buying a new ticket when I missed my first flight (my fault, I know) but I really think I should be compensated for this inconvenience and the lack of notifying me whatsoever."
Pros: "Flight attendant was nice"
Cons: "My first class seat would not recline and I had a broken leg in casting, it was absolutely difficult for me to stay up the 6 hours flight. The food choice was only one choice since the run out of the other selection."
Pros: "Just an easy flight that day. Got Eco Premium seat and made big difference."
Cons: "My experience on this flight was not good. The crew was not really quite friendly in my opinion. Then my luggage did not arrive with me in the same flight. When it eventually showed up the next day it was damaged. The Agent at the counter was very unfriendly and unhelpful- he essentially said "if you read the fine print on your ticket purchase, you'll see that external damages are not covered by any airlines ". Sad!"
Pros: "Cost my son and I one whole day getting back home. Canceled flight first scheduled day, canceled flight next day, 4 hr layover etc. etc. etc. Over 20 hrs to get from Shreveport to Bakersfield CA. Darn glad I left my car at the airport as we got there at 2:30 in the morning. F. B."
Pros: "Boarding was nice and fast"
Cons: "Rude crew, bad seats, unfortable seats"
Pros: "After being delayed for 6 hours we ended up having our flight canceled due to the bathroom being occupied. Overall not satisfied with the service and will not fly with united again."
Cons: "Sitting at the airport for 7 hours just to be told I'm not flying at all. I wasted my entire day and the pilot couldn't even show his face to explain anything at all."
Pros: "This was a good group to fly with and Anne was outstanding!"
Pros: "Attractive staff very professional."
Cons: "No leg room and tight seats. Adequate but a tight fit. We travel with my husbands 72 lb lab seeing eye dog and we really needed a free area for him, but he was able to squeeze under. This was very uncomfortable for us. They offered the aisle row person a chance for another seat in the rear, which of course was declined and I can't fault her."
Pros: "Ended up buying a flight on American Airlines, will never fly United again. God help you if you have a disability!"
Cons: "I was kicked off the plane for telling the flight attendant as I have a 1000 times that I have anxiety while flying. She said I'm not risking our flight. Tried getting a refund and have not! The airline is trying to say I never made the flight! I took AA first class and guess what. Best expierence so far!"
Pros: "Everything was smooth including the flight itself. Would definitely fly with United again."
Cons: "Gate attendant had a snide attitude and made a joke about the possibility that a Samsung 7 could cause an explosion in flight over the intercom. Very unprofessional."
Cons: "I am Asian who was not allowed using restroom located in the front of airplane close to the 1st class cabin, but people sit next to me can. I feel insulted."
Cons: "Late, waited for a plane while numerous flights to Ontario and Sacramento came and went. Unacceptable."
Pros: "Nothing at all. Delta is the best I've been with."
Cons: "The attendant were the wrort I've ever. Continue to hit arms s d was very rude to passenger. One didn't close the over head bin while in sever tubulance."
Pros: "Basically good, except for delay."
Cons: "They cancelled the flight after 9 hours of waiting in the airport ended up having to sleep on the floor of the airport"
Cons: "45 minutes to go 64 gates to catch my flight to smf is too tight. Flight was a few minutes late. Carry on was too for crj. Went as quickly as I could and arrived at time that aircraft door was scheduled to be closed. Flight delayed 45 minutes due to late equipment arrival. Never saw a sign telling me of the gate for my flight."
Pros: "The crew both ways were professional and hard working."
Cons: "The flight was a code share with United. Seats were ridiculously cramped in economy. Perhaps this is the new normal--I haven't flown internationally in a while. Food was just ok. I was disappointed that I was not flying Air New Zealand since that was part of the reason I booked this flight."
Cons: "United airlines plane from SLC to SFO departed 45 minutes late due to maintenance issue. Then the connecting flight from SFO to Bakersfield left 10 minutes early, thus resulting in a small group missing the connection. Spent Father's Day in the airport for 10+ hours to get on the last flight out of SFO to Bakersfield. Customer service was unhelpful and rude until they found out that the issue was at the fault of united Airlines and not external circumstances."
Pros: "The Pilot and the crew did a good job of providing a smooth flight."
Cons: "This for flight to and from London to Dulles. You assign seats who are family or Husband wife separately, then when it comes to choosing a seat there no or very few options left. Your upgrade cost even for more leg room coach starts at over a $100 Even though we booked on Lufthansa, we were flying United. Food in the coach was below average and the Entertainment audio very poor. I am travelling soon again and would like a free upgrade this time and will rate your service accordingly. My travel plan this year is numerous."
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant. Boarding was very organized and quick. The lady that checked us in was very pleasant to everyone. Joked around to make you feel more excited to board the plane."
Cons: "The seats were tiny. Not much comfort in that. There wasn't any food or drinks offered. We hit turbolance the entire time (not your crews fault)."
Pros: "Nothing This was the worst flight I had in all the years I am flying with United"
Pros: "Not much to say about an hour flight. Coffee could not be served due to weather conditions, not airlines fault."
Cons: "Flight canceled due to mechanical failure, next flight not for 5 more hours."
Pros: "United has to train their personal to respect each customer and use appropriate language to answer, from this attitude depend their jobs."
Cons: "Small plane, it was hot. Delayed, missed connecting flight."
Cons: "waiting for wheelchairs."
Cons: "There should be some free tv"