Ticketing and check-in agents at American were rude and in terrible moods and very unhelpful.
Having to board outside in rain and hot weather is not fun.
Business class is the way to go if you can afford it. Plenty of room with these seats. The flight was delayed, but it wasn't the airlines issue and they were extremely nice about it. Great trip!
They didn’t secure my meal request, even tho I had it confirmed four days in advance. So I was on a flight for 9 hours without one. Then there was no WiFi, leaving me without communication that I very much needed. Overall, one of the poorest flight experiences I’ve had, and I even paid $200 for an upgrade.
Columbia has a small airport with very crowded terminal. Plane’s WiFi was not working so NO entertainment. Sad excuse for an American flight. At least it was quick.
Cons: "Have you operational logistics more organized. This was a sup-par traveling experience on many levels."
Pros: "One of the cabin crew was very kind and friendly."
Cons: "No entertainment, seats hardly went back, no place to charge any device"
Pros: "It was difficult to find something to like."
Cons: "Everything could have been better. The terminal out of Charlotte looked like a bus terminal, unacceptable for AA since it is one of their hubs. I understand it was a busy holiday weekend, but the airline should have been better prepared for our arrival. While the pilot did an excellent job in getting us in NY on time after airport delays on departure, AA must have not had enough staff working when we arrived. Customers waited over 30 minutes for bags to arrive, which arrived at a different belt than what had been originally scheduled. There were no AA staff in sight when we arrived in NY either. I will do my best not to fly AA again."
Cons: "The plane is falling apart. Overhead bins broken. Dripping water. No water in bathroom Tray tables don’t retract."
Cons: "The seats were nice but so tiny! Very VERY uncomfortable."
Cons: "Food tray was broken."
Pros: "Nothing. As sucks."
Cons: "Planes auck. Terminal suxks."
Cons: "Confusion over plane boarding"
Pros: "Nice Crew. Very accommodating."
Cons: "The input for the headphones were not working properly at my seat location on the flight. Seat #10c on a A321 Airbus from Miami to L.A."
Pros: "amazing seat and awesome crew couldn't ask for more"
Pros: "Pleasant flight crew!!!"
Pros: "Short and great"
Cons: "Everything ok"
Pros: "Great service in first class"
Pros: "Wasn't full, plenty of room. Free booze offered!"
Cons: "Delayed, crew didn't help couple to calm their children and restore morale"
Pros: "early flight. Smooth. Good landing. Friendly folks."
Cons: "No WIFI. Sat on Tarmac for 15 minutes upon arrival. No fault of anyone though."
Pros: "Like the new plane, clean seats, good leg room in premium economy. But attendants are beyond rude. No idea why but they even make you feel bad for asking for water."
Pros: "The flight crew was awesome. Hate staff were great the check in staff were not helpful at all"
Cons: "Kiosk to print luggage tag did not work properly. Not enough people helping prior to A flight. Ground staff was not helpful at all. Had me wait in line for 15 mins to check a bag then could not check the bag, gate staff was very good."
Pros: "Quick takeoff and landing. Very smooth ride and friendly crew."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Cons: "I am not tall but there was no leg room. My knees were in the back of seat. And when passenger in front reclined???? Arggh"
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour, which would have made us miss our connecting flight back to our home destination. We switched flights in order to make it home at a decent hour and not spend our entire day and night in an airport. We arrived home and they did not transfer two of our three checked bags to our flight, thus making it highly inconvenient upon our arrival home with no luggage."
Pros: "Relatively comfortable!"
Cons: "It was late."
Cons: "We had to wait almost two hrs on the plane before take off."
Pros: "The staff was nice and the pilot tried his best to keep us informed."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 50 minutes. Then once on the plane we were stuck sitting on the plane for hours. Didn’t end up landing in ATL until 1:45am. And then had to wait another 15-20min for them to open the door and bring the ramp to get off the plane. Horrible and exhausting experience!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and my luggage is coming in the later flight. I need some form of consolation for this pathetic service."
Cons: "On time slept the whole way"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendant and arrival earlier than expected"
Cons: "There was nothing not to like. We took off on time, had no turbulence, friendly service and landed early."
Cons: "No power outlets in seats Poor viewing options off the 3 monitors Seat back was broken (when sitting up straight, it reclined on its own"
Pros: "Most things."
Cons: "Delayed flight!"
Pros: "I didn't make the flight due to a delay/cancellation."
Cons: "I missed this flight."
Pros: "I was so happy I could check in online and boarding was a breeze. I actually got to sit by the window when my original seat was in the middle. So nice of the ladies to suggest it to me."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Flight attendants were ok, performed duties as expected."
Cons: "AA's seats are sooooooo close together, that there is nowhere near enough room to stretch or raise legs. AA's seats are the most uncomfortable (in regard to space and lumbar support) of the three major airlines."
Pros: "No major issues with the flight itself, see below for MAJOR issues with check-in and checking bags."
Cons: "The organization with American Airlines at Charles de Gaulle was absolutely pathetic. I understand it's a busy airport, but NONE of the other airlines had lines like American did. Then by the time you get up to an American airline employee, incompetence was written all over their faces. The straw that broke the camel's back was that they insisted on separating my partner and me while doing security questions, meanwhile other parties who were together were not separated (LGBT discrimination). This pushed us back 10 minutes--we were separated and he was having to wait for me after the questioning to get my bag checked, too. I'll add that we arrived to the airport with over 2 hours to spare before our flight which should have been more than enough time. We probably would have missed the flight if not for a few decent Charles de Gaulle employees who bumped us though lines at customs when they realized the time crunch, no thanks to anyone with American Airlines. I heard so many saying they will not use American Airlines again, and how saving a few dollars was not worth the headache. Flying is already stressful enough, don't make it that much worse."
Pros: "I booked a codeshare ticket through Alaska Airlines reward program. I was worried I'd be shafted when it came to seats. Not so. I had the row to myself on both flights and just 2 rows shy of first class! Very impressed."
Pros: "Flight was on time (actually early) and smooth. The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Right after boarding Zone 5, the crew called for Zone 6, and everyone rushed the line. Zone 5 had not yet completed boarding."
Pros: "entertainment displays on the back of every seat headrest. Nice room on Main Cabin Xtra, even with someone in the middle seat."
Cons: "1 of the flight attendants was pushy(older caucasian lady)"
Pros: "Enterteiment was Very good. Plane New."
Cons: "Attendants did not give me coffee. Just yougurt. Nobody offered. But esse offered to Others."
Pros: "We did not crash."
Cons: "American airline cares about on time push back and the JD Powers rating more then its passengers. So when you miss an American conection by under one minute they are keeping you on the ground while there on time performance "sores" . Then you enter the American over night accommodation Line and I don't have tell you how unpleasant that is but a 2 hour wait for a free shuttle to the hotel is one of them."
Cons: "The late departure from Baranquilla cause many people to miss connections after passing through immigration in Miami."
Pros: "Getting the flights was easy, used kayak. Tickets ultimately were purchased through priceline."
Cons: "Flight was a round trip flight and American Airlines (or American Eagle, which is it?) changed my flights and I went from an hour layover and arriving at the time I desired to instead a three and a half hour layover and arriving after midnight."
Cons: "Didn't ask for any food so can't rate that or entertainment"
Pros: "Friendly staff, on time"
Cons: "No issues"
Pros: "A short flight that was even shorter because we arrived early. Luggage arrived promptly at Baggage Claim, too. American has flights between Chicago and New York practically every hour, which is very convenient. They might as well have a shuttle. Gate staff and flight attendants friendly and helpful. Love the upgraded individual consoles for the entertainment."