Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Monterey to Illinois
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 20m
The cheapest ticket to Illinois from Monterey found in the last 72 hours was $129 one-way, and $177 round-trip. The most popular route is from Monterey to Chicago, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $129.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Movie options and healthy food"
Cons: "The food options"
Pros: "Economy tickets this trip and seated in Row 13 wasn’t too shabby! But passengers need reminding that airplanes deboard in ORDER.. a seat 15 need not shove in front of my 12 year old son.."
Cons: "Late flight and too many dogs who CLEARLY aren’t for therapeutic reasons, but personal.. and NOT well behaved ( barking & jumping .. and on ME, btw..love dogs, have 2 myself but my expectation is a dog in the plane with people ought be ofthe best behaved variety.. screaming babies need Benadryl, parents need to be notified of this, because we ALL pay the same price for tickets and need not be subjected to an acoustical assault for 2/4 hours of a flight ✈️."
Pros: "Awesome crew"
Cons: "There was grease under the seat in front which has ruined my shoes. They have to be thrown out now. Very unhappy with this outcome."
Pros: "Good timing"
Cons: "All went well"
Pros: "Love that they have free movie choices and free earphones. Also, loved the menu for drinks and food!"
Pros: "Short lines, efficient service, most of all kind staff all the way from the counter attendants to the pilots."
Pros: "The spacing between seats were good."
Cons: "The head rest and neck comfort was horrible. I took a red eye flight and didn't get a comfortable sleep."
Cons: "We were delayed for 40 min and had a last minute gate change"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Horrible. Airlane changed Gates at least 5 times. Delayed for hours. Waited more than 1 hour to get our bags at Chicago."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Great crew! Smooth flight. Need more hot options for food"
Pros: "Even though plane was full, comfortable"
Cons: "needed appropriate food for red eye Miss warm cookies and milk"
Pros: "All good with Alaska and Virgin America"
Pros: "Great crew. Boarding process."
Cons: "No free food was offered. Movies were not free."
Pros: "Boarding in order of seat numerical order (big numbered rows board first)"
Cons: "Put on an American carrier despite having booked with Alaskan. Told the wrong gate. Then told the incorrect boarding time at the correct gate. Missed flight due to gate keeper. Had to gheck my back on the next flight despite ample room to carry on. EVERYONE that works for American Airlines is incompetent, rude and terrible. I WILL NEVER FLY YOUR AIRLINE AGAIN. Your company should be sold off and every employee fired."
Pros: "Fruit platter. On time. Efficient. Professional Plane was very clean"
Cons: "Seattle airport first security man grumpy. Not helpful. No reflection on Alaska airlines however"
Pros: "The crew is consistently on point ! Accomadating , friendly and warm !"
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew, wonderful food, spacious aircraft, wonderful option to get a tablet to watch a movie. Loved being able to plug in at each seat with USB charger etc."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient, seat was comfortable. I appreciate that food and drinks were offered often."
Cons: "One particular flight attendant purposely ignored me when I tried to ask for cream and sugar for my coffee which she did not offer when handing out drinks. Then she looked right at me twice as I tried to give her my garbage which she was collecting, but she ignored me again and left me holding my garbage until a different flight attendant came much later and took it without incident. It made me wonder if it was because I looked Asian- she was helpful and polite to the white women next to me. I was polite and was not being difficult in any way. I'm half white, but was often treated like this in Illinois when I was growing up. She should have been professional and if she had I would have rated the trip as excellent."
Pros: "Everyone was so nice & accommodating. I would definitely book them again."
Pros: "Was in time. Leg space was good"
Pros: "Same as above."
Pros: "People were efficient and friendly"
Pros: "My flight was on time and checking in was made super easy and fast. One of the flights was a bit delayed but that was the weather so I didn't even mind because the staff was attentive."
Pros: "Your typical airlines for check-in, baggage etc but I was pleasantly surprised when our seat assignments were together for the return trip w/out having to select them. Baggage was extremely fast on the outbound flight but took a few minutes on the return flight."
Cons: "Again, as with most airlines, the seating room leaves a little bit to be desired but the leg room was adequate for a 6'4" man."
Pros: "I've always had a good experience with Alaska Air."
Pros: "Plenty of overhead bin space; no excessive announcements; ultra clean cabin; flight deck explained the lengthy ORD taxi time to the arrival gate"
Cons: "FA's appeared to be rushed during boarding. I was asked to put up my tray table, and I spilled all of my French fries on the floor as the flight attendant watched. I had to leave the mess all over the floor. My seat neighbor offered to help clean the mess. I cleaned it up on my own with a safety information card as a scoop and dumped the mess into a puke bag. The flight attendant should have offered a trash bag as there was plenty of time before takeoff. I flew for your airline as a flight attendant for almost four years, and I know AS flight attendants are among the best."
Pros: "I liked the choices of food and the movies!"
Cons: "I thought it took too long to get the laptops out. I didn't finish my movie."
Cons: "Seating felt a little more cramped than usual."
Cons: "Wondering why a very intoxicated man was asked to sit next to me. He had two deep cuts in his fingers, couldn't focus on sitting down, awful hygiene, was sold two vodka cocktails, and he hit his eye on the straw because he fell to sleep then woke up to drink more. I felt very uncomfortable throughout the entire flight and would like to speak with someone from Alaska Airlines."
Cons: "Barely any free snacks, aside from water. Everything either needed to be paid for or was advertised in a way that eventually got annoying and overwhelming. I felt less like I was on an airplane and more at one of those promotion things where you have to sit in an uncomfortable chair for three hours listening to a guy in a suit talk about boats before you can get a free fast pass ticket to a ride at Disneyland."
Pros: "I like a lot the treatment"
Cons: "I requested an aisle seat because I have broad shoulders and a knee that hurts if I can't extend it. EVERY TIME a particular stewardess would pass, she'd SLAM into my shoulder, with no care or apology. This was very hard to enjoy a drink, or sleep, or do anything on the flight."
Pros: "easy check in. (emergency seat with no extra cost) kind staff. board on time. but not declined seat, new plane with two power outlet."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Wonderful seat and attendants."
Pros: "Having an exit row"
Pros: "I liked that randomly despite being booked as a full flight, the seat was empty next to me. other than that everything else was pretty sub-par"
Cons: "I didn't like the flight being delayed over an hour for a mystery reason. I didn't like that once we finally boarded our late plane, we had to wait another half an hour for a pilot to even get on to fly it. The whole thing was just wack"
Pros: "Crew always has a smile. Smooth boarding process"
Pros: "Seats, beer selection, very friendly staff I will be flying again if I get the chance and I never say that anymore about other carriers."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Pilot information/anoucements."
Pros: "Not much at all really. Getting off the plane was nice."
Cons: "I didn't like being at the airport all day to be within 15 minutes of boarding and all of the sudden the flight was delayed 5+ hours. I could have gotten a hotel for the night again. Then after we get on the flight we have to sit in Seattle for an hour and a half because they had to fuel the plane up and switch crews. Not impressed."
Pros: "Very clean, on time, smooth flight. Overall, really great, thanks."
Cons: "Very friendly and safe staff"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly as well as the pilot after we had landed. Also was nice they gave us each a little water in a plastic bag as well as a snack"
Cons: "Not much anything can be done to make a flight better with Covid. Masks have to be on, no drink options available anymore."
Pros: "The fact that no one sat next to me believe me it was not a my choice there was just not a body to put in the seat"
Cons: "The staff was not friendly or say hello or goodbye"
Cons: "Flight attendants need to enforce all policies. It makes no sense to enforce a seat being leaned back a 1/2 inch but allow a Face Mask be worn as a Chin Guard through the entire flight instead wearing it properly!"
Cons: "No food or beverage service during covid-19"
Pros: "Good seats, comfortable w headrest adjustable"
Cons: "I was in the aisle seat and kept getting bumped into by the crew as they walked by. I leaned toward the middle seat but still got hit with the cart, people’s bums, their hips, etc. The flight landed at 4am, so I was tired and really wanted to sleep but couldn’t. Also, the AC was not working during the flight. We were all melting until we started descending. Then, while waiting to get off the plane, they turned off the AC completely. Bad move."
Cons: "AA needs to be more prepared than delaying"
Pros: "Boarding crew in Spokane was friendly and very efficient."
Cons: "There were no snacks - they told us they “ran out” on the previous flight and hadn’t refilled yet."
Pros: "Everything was justOK"
Cons: "Seats are very confining."
Pros: "Crew did a terrific job."
Cons: "Seats were too cramped and flight was overbooked. AA canceled us off flight and gave up our seats even though we were already confirmed."
Pros: "Easy to board on a Saturday 7am flight"
Cons: "Seats still tight for anyone 5’9” or taller with a medium build"
Cons: "communication prevented me boarding my British flight, rerouting done by american, had paid reseved seat don't know if I will receive a refund. now have to spend my first few days back home going through the delayed flight to europe protocols."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and seemed maintained"
Cons: "There was a lack of a adjustable seat headrest."
Pros: "Efficient crew. Boarded the plane on time. Got to destination on time."
Cons: "2 hour delay, entertainment and WiFi not working, bags almost an hour to come out at SFO"
Pros: "Good crew. Smooth ride. Beautiful new plane."
Cons: "Food but it wasn’t bad."
Cons: "Last minute (after partial boarding) they had to switch planes due to a "maintenance issue" which I would think they would have caught earlier."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and very quick with orders! They also had a lot of patience. Some of the passengers struggled to listen to directions, and the staff did a good job providing kind reminders to everyone."
Cons: "Less turbulence, but that's not the airline or staff's fault."
Pros: "Service was great in 1st class"
Cons: "The movie Black k Klansman was great but the system had a problem. Not sure if just my seat or the whole digital video system. Every few minutes it would get choppy and unwatchable. I had to rewind and then it would be fine for a while. Like a video buffering problem."
Pros: "crew were top notch"
Cons: "plane did not connect to a jet bridge for boarding or exiting no charging area no WIFI"
Pros: "Outbound, it was on time, plenty of legroom, plenty of good snacks, drinks and food. An enjoyable flight. Score 10.0"
Cons: "Return flight - The flight departed 4 hours late. The seating was so cramped my husband couldn't move his legs at all, never mind try to sleep. The staff members were not smart in appearance, some with long untidy hair, and did not interact with passengers except to hand out food. The food was reasonable. We disembarked feeling like wrecks. Score 2.0"
Cons: "The flight was an hour late to depart."
Cons: "The food choices were terrible"
Cons: "They changed my flight schedule that made me have to arrange my travel plan"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Standard flight and good landing. On time."
Cons: "Need more space in coach."
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."
Cons: "American is always delayed, every single flight."
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."
Pros: "AA people are better to talk to and are trying to locate bags but still not successful"
Cons: "Whole experience is nerve racking"
Cons: "Late leaving Monterey. Other than that, fine trip"
Cons: "Late taking off. Almost missed my connection"
Cons: "Didn't make the flight because the flight to London was cancelled."
Pros: "Video entertainment not working for my whole row."
Pros: "Pleasant crew and flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Plane was a half hour late and had to run to catch our connecting flight"
Pros: "Always delayed. Always check my carry on. Which equals me being late to where I'm going."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "We had to walk outside to board the plane. My husband has two bad hips and we had to walk up a flight of stairs to board the plane. The plane was extremely small and our sits were located in the rear of the plane. The bathroom had an unpleasant odor."
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."
Pros: "Exceptional customer service"
Cons: "No food no entertainment so that's the only reason I gave 1 star to those"
Pros: "I flew coach for the first time in a year, and I was shocked at how poor the service was. Additionally, the aircraft was not maintained: broken sinks in the bathroom / most of the video entertainment was broken in Premium Economy Class. I had to cross the Atlantic for 9 hours with no movies to distract me. I'm shocked that the business class crew still treat coach passengers with disrespect as if they are second class citizens."
Pros: "Quick flight. but my row and some others behind us did not get beverage service. Never had that happen before."
Pros: "Delays. Gate changes on both flights."
Cons: "The flight out of Dallas was delayed. We hustled to our last gate and the person was incredibly rude about last call a d is just arriving to the gate..."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful. Very pleasant"
Cons: "There was no Chardonnay available."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Pros: "Old plane, smelly and dirty, spent twenty minutes on each Tarmac waiting. We felt like a bunch of losers."
Cons: "Ladies in the front desk are super RUDE yes I said super not just rude! I WILL NEVER book with American Airlines again. Worst customer service I have ever encountered. When I left from Fresno onto when I left from Pheonix!"
Pros: "I know AA and Alask are same company but I bought Alaska ariline ticket and everything I need to deal with is AA. It's too confusing."
Cons: "Too confused!"
Pros: "Although we had to sit on tarmac, we still made our transfer on time."
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable."
Cons: "I wish the WiFi worked better and did not break down."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Nice trip"
Cons: "Delays, delays, delays. :("
Cons: "90 minute delay almost caused missed connection"
Pros: "I know how everything works with United Airlines."
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi for everyone!"
Cons: "Gate changes 6 different time Delays a lot Bad airline horror not recommended"
Pros: "Nice attendant."
Cons: "Very late."
Cons: "Free wifi"
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "With the exception of delays due to thunderstorms all was excellent."
Pros: "Having our own device"
Cons: "I kind of miss watching movies on the seat in front of me option instead of just having our own mobile device.. wish the outlet were more reachable and easy to get to."
Pros: "I did not get my luggage in Munich"
Cons: "Better snacks & more legroom"
Cons: "Gate area very crowded."
Pros: "Most of the staff were good and helpful. Chicago had a snow storm and it was frustrating but not their fault...I did get a free drink on the plane for all the delays."
Cons: "The boarding process. Again, not the staff's fault."
Cons: "Boarding could have been better. If you have 5 groups you should have 5 lines — not 2. Also the terminal in Holland was extraordinarily cold."
Pros: "Everything: ticketing, gate experience, boarding, service, comfort."
Cons: "No problems at all."
Cons: "A little late getting started, otherwise OK."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Space a little cramped.for spmepne 6'3""
Pros: "Everything was really smooth sailing."
Cons: "Everything was great! The Charleston airport is small yet very nice inside"
Pros: "Check-in process was smooth"
Cons: "Lost luggage’s"
Cons: "Unprofessional rude United staff"
Pros: "A bit more leg and knee room."
Pros: "Service and respect very good"
Pros: "comfortable and on time"
Cons: "I farted on the plane"
Cons: "In both airports I was wheeled to gates and left in the way of people coming and going. I tried to get the attention of airline employees and when I did they told someone else and so I sat for between 40-60 minutes."
Pros: "On time , and good service"
Pros: "Everything was perfect."
Cons: "AC was broken. They could at least give you a second cup of water. Tired of being treated like an animal"
Pros: "Was on time everything was great need better snacks"
Cons: "Easy for check-in and on time"
Cons: "My itinerary had to completely change."
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly"
Pros: "Was nice"
Pros: "Excellent service."
Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "No compliementary snack. Customers that pay to check their bags should get a snack included with the cost of checking a bag."
Pros: "They had wifi :)"
Pros: "staff on airplane"
Cons: "staff at checkin counter"
Pros: "Not much."
Pros: "why they don't board from back of the plane to front.... zoning not ver efficient!"
Pros: "It was on time and things went smoothlyi"
Pros: "Very much on time!! Love the punctuality!!"
Pros: "United is predictably competent and professional."
Cons: "The seat pitch is very close in coach. Being already 3 by 3 on the A320, sitting at such a close pitch is uncomfortable."
Airlines flying from Monterey to Illinois have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Monterey to Illinois
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Monterey to Illinois
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