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$420 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$96 or less

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Top 4 airlines serving Montana to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,264 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The pilot went around to passengers and apologized foe delay."
Cons: "3 plus hours of delay????"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "On board entertainment"

Pros: "Flight crew were fun."
Cons: "Let us know we were going to be arriving late for our connections. They should ask flyers if they are on time for their connections so they could disembark the plane first."

Cons: "If the complimentary snack was something other than a sweet item. Both flights had a Biscotti type cookie. A salty crunch item like ChexMix or Pretzels would have been great. I lost my wallet so I was unable to purchase"

Cons: "Lost my bags"

Pros: "Quick and on time boarding."
Cons: "WiFi didn’t connect until landing."

Cons: "No food, just snacks."

Pros: "Entertainment was good, flight attendants were ok."
Cons: "Really rough landing, jerky driving. I have a back injury and the landing hurt me."

Cons: "I came to airport 36 min ahead of flight departure but I could not check in because they closed self-serive machine and there was no person at the dest to assist! I called Alaska customer service and they could not offer any help but ask me to pay 360 dollars more to take another flight. This is the worst experience I have ever, Alaska airline really should improve their service. In the future I will try my best to avoid Alaska airline. Rude people who don't really understand customers."

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."

Pros: "My seat was great . The flight was smooth and on time both ways . The staff was friendly."

Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."

Pros: "You need an N/A block for this survey. There was no food from Missoula to Seattle because it’s a short flight."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Both of my flights were delayed more than 3 hrs, causing me to arrive home after midnight. On my departing flight my air vent didn't work and on my return flight my light didn't work. very dissatisfied with my flights."

Pros: "Alaska Airline is great to travel with because of the kind a courteous crew."

Pros: "Six days later and the bag has not been found. The process for reimbursement had been intentionally designed to waste my time."
Cons: "Bag recovery bureaucracy."

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: "Staff and crew were very friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "Good service from attendants."
Cons: "No TV"

Pros: "Short & sweet"

Pros: "We boarded early, landed early, I got the whole row to myself what more could a girl ask for?! The flight crew was very kind and helpful, I was very comfortable and felt safe."
Cons: "Watching my beautiful state of Montana burn from the air."

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: "Got a free carryon."

Pros: "Literally nothing."
Cons: "Flight was delayed to the point I had to stay in Montana an extra night. One of the worst expiriences flying I've ever had. I may never book with Alaska again"

Pros: "quick, on time, friendly"

Pros: "Nothing!"

Pros: "The staff at the airports are amazing. The lady who helped us change our flight in Seattle went above and beyond to help."
Cons: "I thought everything was great!"

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!"

Cons: "Flight was delayed more than two hours out of Missoula. Reason wasn't made clear by the crew. Updates from Alaska were good, but the extensive delay was a disappointment."

Pros: "The flight attendants are always as accommodating and kind as possible. I was flying with my cat and they made sure put me in a row where nobody was allergic to him, and checked on us several times to see if they could help in any way."

Pros: "Flight crew was very nice and beautiful"
Cons: "Nothing at all. Great flight. Maybe have upgraded seats for pay."

Pros: "on time, great service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Service was great"

Cons: "The seats where to crowded"

Pros: "I liked pretty much everything about flying Alaska and I will book with them again. The planes are clean and comfortable. The staff was seemed very friendly and helpful.They appeared to like their jobs. Love the charging station at each seat and the free movies."

Pros: "People were friendly doing their jobs."

Cons: "One of my travel mates got motion/air sick and was told by a flight attendant: 1) You need to go to the bathroom 2) You need to stay in the bathroom, even during landing She stayed in the bathroom for over an hour. My friend also cleaned up her own vomit in the back of the plane, was not offered any help or sympathy by the flight crew."

Pros: "Loading was fast."
Cons: "Seats seemed a little cramped, but it was a smaller plane."

Cons: "There was not food service nor any entertainment on the flight this the one star setting. You really need an n/a rating in your scale. The lack there of makes your survey inaccurate."

Pros: "Slow boarding and then a thirty minute delay getting offf of ground"

Pros: "Crew was amazing and very sweet. Awkward asking if we needed anything. Loves it! Best airline"

Cons: "We had a tight connection in Seattle and the flight attendant could not ask if other people would stay seated so we could get off quickly. She said it was policy."

Pros: "The crew and the convenience of schedules."

Cons: "Something unexpected came up and I was unable to fly out on the date the ticket was purchased for. I contacted the airline several weeks to see what options I had to switch flights, or get a voucher for a later date. No flexibility. I purchased a one way ticket for $125.60 and they have a cancel/transfer fee of $125. So I had a wasted ticket that just flew empty. I asked if I could transfer the ticket to someone else... They said $125. They told me if I had purchased the travelers insurance it still would be the same fees as well. Not earning my business."

Pros: "I got almost a full Alaskan Amber to myself because no one else had any"
Cons: "We were delayed an hour and 40 minutes due to weather in Seattle which was not the airlines fault but I was sick and crabby"

Pros: "Very pleasent and we'll up kept airplane with plenty of over head storage"

Pros: "Plenty leg room"
Cons: "I paid $25 to get an earlier flight. Plane was brought back due to pressure failure. Changing aircraft. Would like my money back for the inconvenience of leaving later and having relatives wait in San Jose. Please let me know. Thanks"

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: "Comfy without the middle seats being filled! Good entertainment and inflight wifi!"
Cons: "So over gold fish and biscoff cookies! I know with Covid it really affected meal service but Delta’s meal service is pathetic!"

Cons: "Not a thing!"

Pros: "The crew was very kind."
Cons: "Th plain boarding took much longer, we flew in circles above JFK, waited for a gate for us, then waited for all passengers with connecting flights to get off because we were late and that resulted in a VERY long process for the rest of us. The descent into the airport was also not the smoothest, but it was a smaller plane."

Pros: "See previous comments"
Cons: "See previous comments"

Cons: "My wife and I couldn't sit together regarless of how much money we wished to spend on reserving seats."

Cons: "Not cancelling our flight"

Pros: "Crew was very sweet"

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."

Cons: "Offered meals for purchase."

Cons: "No"

Pros: "extra legroom of comfort plus zone"
Cons: "Bordung process runs smoother now that the order is made clear ahead of time. In jfk they did not have the columns marked “comfort” “priority? “Main 3”, etc, like they had at Reagan arpoirt in DC"

Cons: "The intercom was turned up too loud."

Pros: "Newer planes with extra large overhead bins are great and the boarding process is much easier and smoother now with all the various breakdown of groups instead of by row."

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..."

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "No entertainment, plane was small"

Cons: "Confusion with shuttle to terminal 4"

Pros: "We got on we took off and arrived on schedule just as it should be."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "seating, food, service"

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Flight attendant was not willing to go above and beyond as he stated he would. My husband asked for a coke and the flight attendant told him he could only get water."

Cons: "Boarding was a little bit rushed and the gate agent was visibly irritated by some passengers who didn’t check their bags."

Pros: "Loved the swift checking in at Seatac, being picked out of the Special check-in line, tended to by a Ndeye, smooth all the way through to the gate. Also liked that the plane's arrival at Schiphol was only 30 minutes later than initial ETA after long delay at Seatac. Also liked the many snacks."
Cons: "Prolonged delay of flight departure. Choices of entertainment, especially movies."

Pros: "On Time. Nothing else to say,"

Cons: "The attitude of the employees."

Pros: "Flight was very quick. Boarding was very fast for such a small plane."
Cons: "Turbulence. Tiny carry-on area, tiny bathroom. Makes sense for such a small plane though."

Pros: "Entertainment was good and staff was pleasant"
Cons: "Delta assigns seats at boarding, miss when you could pick which seats you sit in. I bought my sisters ticket, hoping we would then be able to sit together but we both ended up in the middle in different rows."

Pros: "I can take an isle seat."

Pros: "The space"
Cons: "No TVs"

Pros: "Didn’t fly to Detroit . Delta changed flight to Atlanta & then toFort Meyers"

Pros: "none of it"
Cons: "It was Terrible I will never do it again"

Pros: "That they served a nice snack/sandwich and or cheese platter...nice touch...also nice selection of free movies"
Cons: "When the person in front of you put their seat back you didn't have a lot of room."

Pros: "Free lunch and free entertainment, who could ask for anything more."

Pros: "Couldn’t find a thing."
Cons: "My husband booked West Jet by phone. They spelled my name wrong on the ticket which caused hours of delays tryng to check in...ultimately leading to our missing the flight. The time spent was around 6 hours....4 of them the were on one continuous phone call where we were bumped back and forth between West Jet and Delta. The problem was never fixed and we haven’t flown home yet. We have new flights booked on Delta but only because Delta took pity....West Jet does no refunds or reticketing. If flights are missed you're out on of luck!"

Pros: "On time departure; good updates by flight deck; luggage arrived unscathed."
Cons: "Once beverage service was complete, flight attendants retreated to the back of the plane. On a 4-hour flight, it would have been nice to have someone come by and ask if we needed anything, such as water, coffee, or juice. Granola bar was good."

Pros: "Pilot and crew were extremely friendly, though it annoyed me how I was seated in the rear when I only had 20 minutes to get to my connecting flight."
Cons: "The coffee tasted altogether horrid--only saving grace was the Biscoff, but even that had its limits."

Pros: "I could be wrong, but the seats were very comfortable (for a plane) and I felt my knees weren't as close to the seat in front of me than other airlines. So that's a plus."

Cons: "Kids yelling"

Pros: "The service of only one employee that booked another flight for me instead and actually helped me I didn't even take the flight to atlanta"
Cons: "The hole return experience was terrible the supervisor i tried explaining the situation to just walked of while I was talking to him i would like a refund for the last flight I didn't take."

Cons: "Due to weather patterns, we sat on the runway for 3 hours waiting to take off. There was approx. 50+ planes ahead of us. I know this because I was sitting next to an off-duty pilot on his way home. About 2 hours in, there was 30 planes left to take off, and then us. They air traffic control people were only letting off one plane per minute which is what was holding us. THEN after the 3 hours on the runway, our crew timed out and the brought us back to gate saying we were not taking off. At the gate, they informed us the flight was not 'cancelled' but 'delayed' to the following morning. I/m not sure how a 16 hour difference is considered 'delayed', but I digress. All Delta reps had NO idea the time of the new flight the following morning and told us all to just 'keep checking the app'. Now, fortunately for me I live in Brooklyn and could just go home. But what about everyone who was at LGA as a layover? I heard from multiple passengers they had to spend the night in a hotel, that Delta did not pay for. We finally got notice the new flight was scheduled for 9:30AM, which they AGAIN delayed until 11:30AM. Many people did not get the second change, and were already at LGA for the 9:30AM flight. To say Delta's handling of this was poor is an understatement. We knew when we got on that plane the crew was going to time out. Again, I was sitting next to an off-duty pilot who told me to 'get comfy, we're gonna be here awhile' the minute I sat down. Delta should have given us a fresh crew, or had a backup one prepared. I understand the weather is out of there control, and I understand you can't have a tired crew piloting an airplane, but there are other ways to have us take off remotely on schedule."

Cons: "Seats were moved and I didn't sit with my traveling companion"

Cons: "The flight was delayed from the start. Then furthered delayed at taxi. Then delayed again at arrival because there was no ramp. WTF"

Cons: "Overcrowded terminal, last minute gate changes, poor signage and confused staff."

Pros: "The tv on the back of the headrest was great."
Cons: "Too much chatter over the intercom."

Pros: "Inflight entertainment"
Cons: "the flight attendant on my first flight was awful. Ride and incompetent. The second flight was delayed 1.5 hours with no explanation and now we are waiting for our fate to open up in Denver. We were told it would be 5 minutes but so far it has been 30."

Pros: "We were stuck for an hour and a half on the tarmac"
Cons: "We were stuck for an hour and a half on the tarmac"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, the crew on board was nice"
Cons: "Boarding and unboarding was unorganized and hectic. Also the crew broke my luggage and because I didn't go to the counter right afterwards I can't be reimbursed for it"

Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"

Pros: "The staff was friendly and curtious"

Pros: "It wasn't Spirit."
Cons: "Missed our connecting flight due to mechanical issues, but we were put on a later flight. Due to covid it's hard to get really good customer service. It would be nice if American had said well in advance that you need their app in order to connect to wifi on the plane."

Pros: "Crew was excellent especially the first class attendant very attentive and always checking on you"
Cons: "The food needs to be back to normal for first class and also baggage is very slow almost over 30 min wait"

Pros: "Fantastic crew"
Cons: "Great trip"

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: "From start to completion the process of boarding and deboarding was awsome."
Cons: "Not sure you could makebthings any better than this trip. Kee doing what you did today and I as an individual will be happy with every trip."

Pros: "I was able to sleep through the flight comfortably."

Cons: "The plane was very old. It had cigarette ash tray in the armrests and bathrooms. It also only had three screens to watch movies. The headphone jack did not work properly and you could not hear the movie well. There were no screens in the chairs in front."

Cons: "Exit row seats are too small."

Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"

Cons: "We asked if the Cajun chicken (which by the way isn’t anything like Cajun chicken) contained any nuts as one of us in the party is severely allergic, only to wait more than 15 minutes and were told they don’t have an allergen sheet so they don’t know! Pls take food allergies seriously!"

Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."

Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"

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!!!!"

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 crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."

Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"

Pros: "Timeliness and friendly staff. Arrived before scheduled time..."

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 met a lot of nice people in the sane situation."
Cons: "The flight was delayed from 10:30 pm to 12:30pm which resulted in scrambling for a car and hotel"

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: "Food, comfort and entertainment."
Cons: "Asked if there were any exit rows available, gate attendant wasn’t helpful at all. Many were empty but only received attitude when I inquired about it. Never had such an issue in the past. Not with AA nor any other airline. Except maybe the super cheap low-cost carriers, e.g. spirit and frontier. My rocket was not basic economy and I am an AAadvantage credit card member!"

Pros: "The staff were very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Bag checkin had already been done online but did it again in terminal, weigh in lady not helpful or friendly, quite abrupt. Onboard seating cramped and worse when front seats were reclined."

Pros: "Entertainment and crew"
Cons: "Not much room to move around for such a big trip"

Pros: "No problems."
Cons: "All was well."

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!"

Cons: "Flight was fine but took 20 minutes to find a gate agent at DCA to let us off the plane."

Cons: "Taking a bus to the Tom Bradley terminal"

Pros: "This was a horrendous experience."
Cons: "I've had flights canceled before, but clearly American Airlines/ JFK is not equipped to manage. American Airlines online hung up on me after 24 minutes of being on hold. I waited in line for 2 hours to get on another flight home and the attendant first suggested to fly me to Charlotte then Cleveland where I would arrive a day late after I'd been traveling with my elderly parents for 24 hours. Additionally, once we changed flights and had to go to Newark, it took an hour to print (yes, print) our new itineraries for United and then when the cab should have arrived immediately, we waited 45 minutes. I was displeased."

Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"

Pros: "The flight delayed 6 hours."

Cons: "Kay(Kathy) our flight attendant was unfriendly and acted like she was put out or overworked.Her attitude was unprofessional and we fly a lot. This is not acceptable for First Class Service. No footrests; no monitors for a movie. Very disappointed.........was not First Class caliber. ** couldn’t get into Admirals Club with First Class tickets. Need to look for another airline."

Pros: "All hope was lost until Greg came to our rescue. We made our connecting flight on time and didn’t have to reschedule the entire trip until the next day- losing out on lodging and plans abroad."
Cons: "The way this flight was cancelled due to weather and couldn’t be rescheduled by anyone at the airport, on the phone — knowing it was due to the size of the plane and the weather conditions. I wasn’t even offered a voucher or accommodation for what I was being told would be a 24-hour delay. That was until we met Greg, he literally saved our trip and our experience with American Airlines."

Pros: "movie."
Cons: "a little loud in the cabin."

Cons: "Agent at gate said overhead compartments were all full and no more room for any bag. So I had to check in my carry on luggage . To my surprise, there had many open space when I walked in the plane. The worst thing was my brand new suitcase was torn. I told the luggage agent the incident and she said they had no liability what so ever."

Cons: "this flight was delayed going both directions."

Pros: "I like the service, how they were polite to me, and made me feel welcome."

Pros: "The plane left on time"
Cons: "Attitude of personnel on plane Plane was old and in need of up grading No service, you have to ask for a cup of coffee and they give it to you as it is a favor Keep inventing reasons to make it more difficult to achieve any level. They invented a platinum """""Pro""" level that used to be Platinum and downgraded the platinum level so they provide less perks"

Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "No individual entertainment units. Forced to watch airline selected movies. No free cocktails. I booked BA for numerous reasons and should have been switche'd."

Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Cons: "delayed"

Cons: "Plane was not board on time. Delayed taking off."

Cons: "This is our honeymoon! Every single blessed thing you sent said British Airways, but it was really American. Ended up at wrong terminal. Staff uncaring, plane cramped, seat reservation not honored. The worst. You will be getting a letter on your deceptive practices and I am going to bury you on social media. Kevin Howard"

Cons: "tiny plane with uncomfortable, old seats. no entertainment options on a 3 hour flight. No food options for purchase."

Cons: "No wifi nor power outlets. The entertainment was okay at best."

Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Cabin was cold and no blankets available."

Pros: "Cockpit crew kept us informed of arrival time adjustments and upcoming turbulence. Enjoyed choices of music. Seats were surprisingly comfortable."

Cons: "There was a problem which they could repair before the flight. We were in the plain on ground for 2 hours delay, not even offered a drink, we saw the crew drink. The service was bad, they treated the passengers with terrible disrespect. Very frustrating and disappointing !!!!"

Cons: "They are too narrow but most importantly they top part goes forward to much. on other airline planes I can sleep fine but not on this one. Terrible seats."

Pros: "We had a slight delay due to weather conditions. The aitport staff was wonderful and very professional. There were some folks who were upset but the staff effectively calmed them down. The whole experience was great. Thank you American Airlines!"

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Inflight movies"
Cons: "None"

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: "No delays all on time United gets A+ for service"

Cons: "Flight was canceled due to United's mismanagement of crews."

Pros: "Clean, comfortable and on time."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"

Cons: "I’m 6’3, misty in my legs, so the diminishing legroom is a problem. Can’t afford business class either. You should really have entertainment for a 5 hr flight."

Pros: "Comfortable seats with screens"
Cons: "Mediocre snack"

Cons: "I didn't get to get on the flight."

Cons: "Slow boarding, no food no drinks, no tv."

Pros: "Nothing"

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 flight was fast."
Cons: "The flight attendant was an angry person. Her attitude was appalling."

Pros: "Entertainment worked on this flight! And once again, I had an empty seat next to me - that's always a huge plus so I can stretch a bit."

Pros: "The flight crew was very attentive and friendly. Probably one of the nicest crews I have encountered on my flights."
Cons: "Me and this other person were waiting in the back for the two bathrooms to become available. We waited over 10 minutes."

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: "2.5 hour delay, people were nice, but I missed my connection."

Pros: "it was ok just a long flight"
Cons: "food too high"

Pros: "Niven cabin crew, helped without complaint when my daughter had an embarrassing accident. Very nice crew."
Cons: "No in seat free entertainment"

Cons: "My luggage didn't make connnection."

Pros: "Everything was on time!"

Pros: "New planes have a bit more room and we arrived early"

Pros: "I was impressed that he came into the cabin to talk to us face-to-face instead of just over the intercom. He was friendly and humorous at boarding, and completely serious when he needed to divert. Explained clearly why and kept us informed of next steps."

Pros: "So they lost my bag but where super helpful and nice!"

Pros: "Seat flight comfort"
Cons: "TSA, food was bad in first class,"

Pros: "First flight delayed once board to check a broken light. Then waisted 40 minutes taxiing on tarmac in Houston because they couldn't find a gate. Missed our connection. They put us up in a low end hotel overnight. Then we had our morning flight again delayed as we waited for planes to the take off, so further delays. Arrived in Costa Rica 1 hour late. Now with too many other flights so immigration packed and took another hour and twenty minutes (when we finished there was only a 5 minute wait). Thanks United"
Cons: "Coffee and cookies. Moscow mule"

Pros: "The people on the flight with me"
Cons: "Landing poor route and way to much turbelance worst flight I've ever been on. As well as I was almost late for my other flight because the pilot took forever to get to the gate"

Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"

Cons: "Fligh delay."

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: "The boarding process is terrible, because communication breakdown is inevitable. The crew on the plane are sometimes rude, and have no patience when passing seated passengers. One air hostess constantly bumped into my arm like a bull as she passed walking down the isle. Entertainment is practically non-existent on long flights unless you pay for it. Two of my flights were cancelled last minute with little to no remorse, and I had to wait 2 days to catch the next flight. That flight was even delayed more than an hour. I was sick by time I reached my destination. Overall, United would not be my 1st choice due to bad experiences numerous times."

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."

Cons: "The customer service and lousy desk agent made my flight that much worse after flat out ignoring me."

Pros: "Nice and comfy seats, good service on plane, fast boarding"
Cons: "No good food and the entertainment was not the beat"

Pros: "Just the crew"
Cons: "Now when I fly united i feel like flying with spirit or jet blue o any other cheap airline, they charge for everything but sodas. They don't even carry blankets. The fact that for a long (3h- 4h and 5h) flight (took 4 overall during the holidays) united didn't offered ONE movie for free at least was very disappointing. Not one of my flights were on-time!"

Cons: "The old old plane that I flew the 1st leg of my trip. Not having TV or movie screens."

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: "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: "Appreciative of friendly and professional crew"
Cons: "seat didn't recline"

Pros: "The crew kept you up dated, and they were caring."
Cons: "I loved it all"

Pros: "Some gate agents were very helpful and friendly with making (gratis) layover changes due to weather issues in my original layover city."
Cons: "They don't assign seats ahead of time, in FCA...too much "juggling" people around prior to boarding."

Pros: "The employees were very helpful."
Cons: "Leg room was good in exit row seat but the seat itself was awful. Very uncomfortable. Having flown in exit row sests before was surprised at hiw bad it was."

Pros: "The staff was really polite and were willig to answer all questions with a smile."
Cons: "The seat I was on could not be reclined. This was most unpleasant because it was an overnight flight. You should earn the clients - even economy passengers - when this seat is the one being assigned to them. I would payed beforehand to get a more comfortable seat if I'd known I was to fly on a no-reclining seat on an overnight flight."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They delayed the flight due to "operational difficulties". I understand this happens, however, their communication towards customers was unacceptable. They first announced a 20 min delay, followed by another 30 min, then 30 more and then 30 more than then 30 more! They basically kept us at the gate for 2 1/2 hours until the found another plane. For a business like United, and flying out of their hub this is completely unacceptable. We ended up leaving at 11pm for a flight scheduled at 8. They didnt give anything in the plane to make up for it. No food, no free wifi, nothing."

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."

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