Absolutely atrocious experience. It’s going to be awhile before I think of flying American again.
The crew was great. Seating is cramped and too small.
Highly impressed with everything. All staff we encountered were nice and professional. Happy to have drinks back on flights!
Because of a mechanical problem, we were deplaned and placed on a new plane. The new plane then had to be refueled while we sat in the plane. In these situations, where refueling was entirely predictable, given the new plane, we should’ve been left in the terminal longer to enjoy its comfort rather than “sardined“ in the plane for a longer unnecessary wait.
Maintenance delay for 2 hours after Canceling my flight earlier in the week. So typical for this poorly run airline. Will make better choices for future flights.
Pros: "Clean airplane"
Cons: "They could serve at least water"
Pros: "nothing lousy flight"
Cons: "treat people with respect"
Pros: "They moved me to a more comfortable seat"
Cons: "The smell in the bathroom was terrible"
Pros: "The crew was so wonderful!"
Pros: "Flight was delayed so we missed our connecting flight. Airline scheduled us for a replacement connector that was a 7 hour layover."
Cons: "Hold the next flight for ten minutes. Half of the plane was on the delayed flight from RDU and missed their connecting flight."
Pros: "Got me to my destination"
Cons: "Attendants were less than welcoming with NO sense of humor. I found an empty whiskey container in the area under the seat in front of me. When I jokingly said that I found it empty and could she refill it for me, the attendant went off on me, telling me that she was too busy and couldn’t take it"
Cons: "Pilots could have at least tried to talk to passengers on what was causing delays. Just silence"
Cons: "Be on time. Also we sat in first class and it would be nice if the center counsel was smaller giving the passengers more seat room."
Cons: "Commuter jet boarding at DCA is going to stink until the new terminal is completed. Just is."
Pros: "Lots of legroom with good complimentary foods and drinks."
Cons: "Overhead speakers in he plane weren’t very loud."
Pros: "On time boarding taking off and landing in Grand Rapids. Crew was very nice and let me keep my whole can of soda."
Pros: "The flight crew gave us biscuits."
Cons: "There were TVs that we were sharing between our seats, but no headphones were given out, like on the last flight. My personal headphones are Bluetooth. So I couldn’t even hear what was playing."
Pros: "Finally getting my Bud Light"
Cons: "The inflexibility if crew about changing into empty seats at same price range. Gate attendant not allowing my to carry my purse on beats had to hide it."
Pros: "The flight attendant for the back of the plane was lovely."
Cons: "The plane was unbearably hot and stuffy. My row wasn’t offered any snacks (some other rows were). A giant moth flew into my forehead, which was extremely startling. There was no entertainment offered and no power outlets for my phone, which was dead."
Cons: "Everything sucks"
Pros: "Made it closer to home. Bulkhead seats space useful when traveling with infant."
Cons: "Flight Delays. Riding a bus to the plane is outdated. Older 767 airplane. Crew did not seem friendly."
Pros: "Entire flight crew was friendly and helpful!"
Pros: "Flight Crew were professional and accommodating throughout the trip."
Cons: "AA should inform customers via its App when they are the carrier for another airline. That way, one would know which terminal at LHR to go to. Check in was not good as there was no staff to assist or even an information kiosk in the immediate area. Had to go looking for one with all my luggage; they were having a group 'chat'. Then, instead of being helpful when asked to change seats, commenced to quiz me about why and what I did during my trip."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Standard flight and good landing. On time."
Cons: "Need more space in coach."
Cons: "Food and drinks could be better"
Pros: "The actual flight itself was fine and the inflight entertainment provided good entertainment."
Cons: "From the begining the trip was plagued by delays. I was supposed to leave Monterey at 0600, we didnt leave until 0630. Then my Phoenix flight was delayed by two hours that caused me to shift flights in Charlotte because i would miss my connection. Lastly, they had to change a break on the plane leaving Charlotte so instead of getting home at 7 like i was supposed to, i got into Norfolk at 1139 pm."
Pros: "Newer seating configuration on A321. Decent leg room."
Cons: "Crew claimed turbulence prevented in-flight service. Also couldn’t use GoGo WiFi from either of my iPhones. Disappointing, unremarkable flight."
Cons: "Still waiting to get to the terminal."
Pros: "Everything worked the way it was supposed to. Bag transfer through customs and transfer to domestic was easy."
Cons: "Snacks and food in general on US operated airlines is generally sad. American Airlines should learn from Qantas about food quality and service."
Pros: "Courteous and efficient service, good communication from employees."
Cons: "Rude passengers reclining all the way without notice."
Pros: "Efficient crew"
Cons: "Very full no isle seat!"
Pros: "The Monterrey airport is very comfortable and fast. The trip was pleasant. The staff very attentive."
Cons: "On this trip I wanted to see snow and I did not see it."
Cons: "Late leaving Monterey. Other than that, fine trip"
Cons: "Seats terribly cramped — a 6 ft. man will have black & blue knees after a 4 hr. flight!"
Pros: "Seats were overall comfortable, food was adequate, flight attendants where nice, and great selection of movies."
Cons: "We weren't able to choose seats at time of booking and AA gave my fiancee and I seats on different parts of the plane; AA employee suggested we ask other passengers to switch with us, which is not convenient or preferable--it shouldn't be difficult to put 2 people next to each other on such a large plane; almost 3 hour delay made a really long flight (over 10 hours) even longer causing us to miss our connecting flight; boarding passes where reissued but we had to pay extra baggage fees since AA transferred to a different airline and didn't provide vouchers or other ways to cover baggage fees which where originally covered by the ticket; new boarding passes didn't include our TSA precheck status which was on our original boarding passes, so would have had to go back to ticket counter to get boarding passes reissued or go through regular security line--both inconvenient and time consuming-- would be nice if AA paid more attention o these details"
Pros: "Good in-flight service, comfortable first class seat."
Cons: "Arrival gate was remote from main terminal, requiring a crowded and disorganized wait for a bus to the main terminal and baggage claim. The extremely small overhead storage cabinets of the Canadair required many passengers to check normally acceptably sized carry-on bags after boarding and finding it impossible to fit. Waiting time for retrieving these on the ramp at the destination was excessive."
Pros: "Pleasant crew and flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Plane was a half hour late and had to run to catch our connecting flight"
Pros: "Flight crew was courteous Seat was as comfortable as an airline seat can be"
Cons: "BULKHEAD seat did not have entertainment. Had to go in search of water"
Cons: "Very Bab flight never fly again with you"
Pros: "loved the movie selection and how nice the crew was"
Cons: "The fact that my party was seated in different areas of the plane."
Cons: "Gate was changed, then flight delayed, then maintenance was required on plane further delaying, then once arriving on an already warm plane, another flight made it to our gate first so we had to sit for over 30mins on an un-air conditioned pressure cooker. It was 80 degrees outside but much hotter inside the plane. Quite miserable. Overall it was over 2 1/2 hour delay."
Pros: "JAL is awesome overall. Super friendly crew. It was a short flight so no good was given but I did get little treats. There wasn't a tv to watch anything but I survived."
Cons: "The flight attendants were Garbade"
Pros: "Right on time."
Cons: "The aircondition was extremely cold. I was freezing"
Pros: "I have been flying American Airlines for years and never had a big issue. The crew was better some times than others but I usually travel at night and try to get some sleep. Obviously, I like the newer planes and hope that the fleet will eventually be replaced entirely."
Pros: "Flight was oversold so they upgraded us to first class at no charge"
Pros: "not bad, I upgraded to first for the leg room, I'm 6'6", so it kinda worked out."
Cons: "Very old plane."
Pros: "Safety of the flight, the route"
Cons: "The remote for the AV was so torn. I coukdnt even use it"
Pros: "Great gate staff at each leg. Fantastic crew DEN to IAH"
Cons: "Nothing really. The layovers allowed me time to work on schoolwork and to enjoy lounges."
Pros: "Spa first class but seats are pretty comfortable. Wi-Fi works well ."
Cons: "Parked at gate getting in without gate availability. I hate those delays ."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and there was no communication at the gate at all, while we sat in a really hot and humid Newark airport. Then the baggage handlers neglected to load an entire luggage cart onto the plane, so our suitcase did not make it home with us. We did get it later, but I am not impressed at all by this experience."
Pros: "Everything other than the time"
Cons: "That the plane was one hour late taking off. We arrived bed very late at night"
Pros: "On time, comfortable seating, good service. Only thing wrong was that i couldn't get the entertainment to work on my android phone.."
Pros: "Boarding was organized and prompt. Crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Flight was to short."
Pros: "My flight attendant was great. She was very fast."
Cons: "Plane was kinda dirty."
Pros: "comfortable and on time"
Pros: "Flight was on time; no delays; great crew! Really clear day - could see the ground the entire way between Denver and Grand Rapids. Thanks for great flights - both to and from GR/Denver/Santa Barbara!"
Cons: "As previously noted."
Cons: "Same thing, we weren't seated together like I thought I had booked the seats."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant, pilot did a great job, some turbulance but he handled it well, good landing too."
Cons: "really tight seating, though I understand the reasons--still don't have to like it much! Some day I'll be able to afford 1st class!"
Pros: "The flights were on time, the planes were clean and all staff was great."
Cons: "No wifi or TV on the planes."
Pros: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Cons: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Pros: "Loved the fast boarding and quick flight! The crew did their best to inform us about our various delays."
Cons: "Cmon dudes, just plan ahead. Don't leave us to taxi on the tarmac for an hour before take off, only to do the same once we land! This shouldn't take quite so long."
Pros: "Very accommodating cabin crew."
Cons: "Sitting in a little plane for 3 hours wasnt any fun,that and same reasons as above"
Cons: "We sat on the plane for almost an hour before takeoff. We actually sat so long that they did the safety demonstration twice. It was absurd. Mistakes happen, but my overall trip must have fallen in the unlucky category. I'll continue to use kayak, but I'll be reluctant to book United Airlines."
Pros: "This was one of the planes you are starting to hear about where the seats are spaced so close and are extremely narrow. This was redicolous for such a long flight. Hope the talked about law suit on this goes through this seating is unsafe. Plane we flew from Chicago to Grand Rapids was more comfortable and you could really see the difference in seat spacing and size."
Cons: "It was on time."
Pros: "It was great all the way. No complaints"
Pros: "Made it on standby"
Cons: "Had to fly standby to get home because you made me miss my connection"
Pros: "Boarding, take off and arrival time. Flight arrived before schedule."
Cons: "Tight seating"
Pros: "Short flight.... no food or ENT. But quick easy and pretty on time. Thx."
Pros: "Gate staff was nice."
Cons: "Difficult to understand steward on flight"
Pros: "Quick flight free beverage and snack"
Cons: "Flight delayed with several gate changes"
Pros: "Flight crew were professional and friendly."
Cons: "The plane seating space was uncomfortable; too little space to comfortably sit. Also, the plane squeaked a lot around the back of plane. Sounded like brakes of plane needed some attention. Also the plane was late coming into Houston; however I believe the pilot made up the time and we arrived within minutes of initial arrive time."
Pros: "Eas to find my connecting flight. Staff very friendly."
Cons: "Waited for clearance to take off for about 10-15 minutes on the tarmac."
Cons: "Worst trip ever! United overbooked the flight, and then I got delayed in LAX and had to cancel my trip all together! No planes in to Duluth or MSP until Monday. Had to fly home to Monterey!! Totally pissed customer right now"
Pros: "Crew was great and accommodating due to hour delay"
Cons: "Late delay. Slow boarding. Sat on plane for hour before actual take off."
Cons: "This flight was my third delayed United flight in under 3 days. I will not be flying with United again. Absolutely unacceptable."
Pros: "This is the way it is supposed to work. Great staff, great flight. Was delayed, but handled very well."
Pros: "I bought through kayak, bought he insurance when I got here flight. Tried to change my flight.. they wouldn't except the insurance... I fly out tomorrow.. Hopefully things go well"
Cons: "I thought insurance gave me any reason to cancel or change my flight"
Pros: "On time , early"
Cons: "Baggage seemed to take a while to get from baggage claim"
Pros: "besides a few delays it was rather enjoyable. i was even traveling with my 12 month old and he was happy!!"
Cons: "minor delays and some wind on the landing but that's out of our control"
Pros: "Direct Flight. First in a Loooong Time !"
Pros: "We found a new flight"
Cons: "The fact they did very little to accommodate the cancellation"
Cons: "THe sits where very uncomfortable."
Pros: "I was pleasantly surprised to be in the middle seat with ample leg room. It was one of the most pleasant rides I recall. Loved the plane."
Cons: "United is unorganized!!!"
Pros: "At the end of a long day, the crew was attentive but not intrusive."
Cons: "I'm still at the airport !!!"
Pros: "Super crew, slightly more comfortable"
Cons: "Economy seats are never great."
Pros: "The flight was a return trip from New Jersey to Michigan for my teenage son. Original flight was cancelled after a 2 hour delay. We were able to rebook for the next available flight to another airport within a 2 hour drive without too much issue."
Cons: "The United app didn't appear to help much in rebooking since it never confirmed whether or not it was accepted and never changed his boarding pass."
Pros: "The person next to me"
Cons: "The fact that they over booked the flight. Couldn't give me a seat unless someone volunteered to give up their seat. Then last minute gave me the seat of someone who didn't show up. It really was uncomfortable and the worst feeling when you're potentially not going to be able to go home to see your family. Especially when you're going for 4 days & they wanted you to sit in the airport of an additionally 5 hours until the next flight."
Cons: "The plane was delayed and it was very annoying to get to Grand Rapids late."
Pros: "Timeliness and orderliness"
Pros: "The United wifi free with a tablet was nice."
Cons: "Departure time changed 3 times from 30min late to 20min early to 30min late again."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "United did not inform me original flight was cancelled. Kayak did Seats are cramped"