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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 13% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 36% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$307(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$237or less

Good deal one-way

$148or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $148 or less one-way and $237 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from New York to Los Angeles was found 32 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 8% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving New York to Los Angeles

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,357 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Back of seat televisions."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Again, luggage was lost"

Cons: "Inflight entertainment didn't work"

Cons: "More staffing for check in. Reduced baggage rate. No additional fees. tv features"

Pros: "The crew was amazing"

Pros: "Amazing crew"
Cons: "Late departure"

Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "What entertainment??"

Pros: "Thank you so much for getting my confused and forgetful mother in law onto the right plane and back and forth from the gates."
Cons: "Don’t know"

Pros: "The crew was very professional and helpful. They were able to seat me in an exit row and took, which had ample room."
Cons: "Alaska needs to work more with their terminals to make sure their customers are getting what they need. JFK does not have TSA precheck or priority boarding, but Alaska does not tell you that beforehand. That's important!! Alaska gave me a lot of attitude about changing my flight, so I couldn't."

Cons: "4 hours late"

Cons: "Great and smooth flight with a very friendly crew!"

Pros: "I missed my flight."
Cons: "Help me get my money back for a miss understanding"

Pros: "I liked the free biscuits, the free drinks, the leg room, the overhead room, and the three bathrooms."
Cons: "I would have liked free WiFi."

Pros: "Crew was amazing."
Cons: "Better informed check-in process."

Cons: "Flight attendance were incredible. No issues."

Cons: "Delay after delay"

Pros: "Great premium class seats"
Cons: "Wish there were food options that didn’t include chocolate at every turn!"

Pros: "Empty plane so lots of space to lounge and quick boarding"
Cons: "Sat on runway for hour after plane landed, just waiting for a gate. How is this even possible? With no offer of beverages or food. Or updates. Crew was hardly seen maybe once or twice on a six hour flight. When asked to take trash, they would reply, we are only doing drinks at the moment."

Pros: "The flight was fine and comfortable"
Cons: "I just did not like that we were on flight for 6 hours and no food was given complimentary plus there was no vegetarian food at all to eat as we don’t eat meat at all"

Pros: "Seats are comfortable, crews are all approachable and helpful."

Pros: "Good movies to watch"
Cons: "I was only offered a snack once. But drinks 3x."

Pros: "Ese of check in, comfortable seats, good service"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Friendly staff. Clean plane."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "That middle seat.. 6 hour flight pretty uncomfortable."

Cons: "The whole experience."

Pros: "Alaska Airlines was efficient & friendly, former Virgin Airlines plane."

Pros: "On time. Boarding easy."
Cons: "Seats not comfortable. No lumbar support."

Pros: "crew was nice"
Cons: "Plane had mechanical problems coming and going"

Pros: "Everything!!!! Especially The Flight Attendant Staff. And For The Price, From Departing From JFK-NYC To LAX-Los Angeles Is Fantastic!!!! I Would Definitely Recommend This Airline To Anyone Who Wants "Great Service" At A "Great Price";-D!!!!"

Cons: "One of the male flight attendant v weird Not at all polite and V obnoxios"

Pros: "The staff was helpful and professional at every juncture - from check in to landing. The flight was smooth and landed a bit early. Tv/movie choices were great."
Cons: "Airplanes are so cramped, it’s ridiculous. I’m only 5’2” and I didn’t even have the room to bend down to reach under the seat to pick up a pen I dropped. Take out a row and give everyone more room."

Pros: "Danielle the woman who was handling everyone complaining at the gate. She was the only person helping anyone with whatever she could. Also the crew, weren’t properly stocked with anything, not even water. They did their best to work with the lack of supplies and information they were given. Otherwise I felt like I was in a bad version of the twilight zone. And I love that show."
Cons: "Absolutely everything except for the crew listed above. The delay was never informed to anyone until check in- even then the gate’s LCD screen wasn’t even updated with a delay. They said they had to call British airlines to ask them to change the information! No one was allowed into the lounge for a 5 hour delay which is horrible. Considering the airport was under construction and the restaurants all closed an hour before boarding. It was horrible. I missed work because of this and my day rate is 800$ and all I got was a lousy $100 voucher. If Alaska airlines had, I don’t know let everyone into the lounge and provided us with more respect and something in return maybe it would be so bad. But right up to three of the boarding crew (not Danielle) who were YELLING at people. People who were tired and confused. It was the worst experience and I am a global flyer with my company."

Pros: "Awesome customer service at all times throughout the flight"

Cons: "No free snacks anymore, that’s a bummer."

Pros: "Crew was super friendly. Flight got in early. Was able to sleep comfortably. Luggage check was not too expensive"

Pros: "Smooth Trip, nice staff."
Cons: "seat tight and not too comfortable. Fixed armrest on aisle make it hard to get out of."

Pros: "Plane clean, boarding efficient, pilot cordial, flight confortable, arrived early despite delayed departure."
Cons: "Because video playback system was inoperable (not an issue for me—I am happy to read during the flight) the young crew had to perform safety announcements manually but were obviously ill-practiced and inexperienced at this, bungling their reading and even seeming not fully to understand the words. (They also botched announcing introductions of the pilot and crew, not seeming confident who was on board or as if they in fact knew their names.) This was of course unprofessional but also introduced doubt how reliable they would be in an actual emergency."

Cons: "Chair was not working could not adjust Media entertainment system was not working at all. We were told these items had been broken for over two weeks. Makes you wonder about the mechanics of the rest of the airplane"

Pros: "The lounge at airport was first rate"
Cons: "It was one of the worst flight in memory in terms of servoce"

Pros: "Flight crew was professional and responsive."
Cons: "The TSA lines are monstrous leading to flight delays. On board food ordering was disabled."

Cons: "Flight was delayed by two hours They changed our gate with no explanation My chair did no work They do not give any complimentary snack or offer head phone"

Cons: "The pilot talked to us sometime via the intercom but he bearly finished his sentance. I could not hear what he said. Furthermore i accidently forgot my credit card in my suitcase which was at a place where i could not get it of course. I was dying with hunger but the stewardess refused to give me something to eat or let me pay later or do something to make me feel good."

Pros: "Very friendly crew!"

Pros: "Everyone seemed happy and glad to be working"

Pros: "How friendly the team was."
Cons: "The cost of the food."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Free streamed shows"
Cons: "Internet access isn't free"

Pros: "Faster than was predicted"
Cons: "Pretty cramped economy"

Pros: "."
Cons: "."

Pros: "I love JetBlue service and the crew. Every time."

Pros: "Todo fue muy bien exelente"

Cons: "Although the space around the seat is acceptable, the seats bottoms are horrible. It feels like sitting on a bench seat. It really needs more cushion."

Pros: "Ryan the Mint class attendant was amazing"
Cons: "The cod was ... fishy"

Pros: "Boarding was a breeze. I was a little late and wanted an aisle seat even though I had no hope there was one available. The gate clerk was very pleasant and was able to move me."

Pros: "One flight attendant was sweet and kind the other was rude the boarding crew was wonderful."
Cons: "The older white lady was snarky for no reason to not just me idk if she was just cranky or what. My screen never worked the entire flight and the wifi was slow and shotty it was a harsh flight and I usually rave over jetblue idk what happened."

Pros: "Check in process was smooth"
Cons: "The temperature on the plane was hot, multiple customers had informed the crew but they were unable to change it. It was an old plane and needs updating."

Pros: "I really like that JB offers entertainment especially having newly released movies. The planes look new and I like the ambient lights. The best part is the legroom that it's quite large comparing to other airlines without paying additional."
Cons: "The seats are not the greatest by comfort."

Pros: "I liked the entertainment that was available."
Cons: "The boarding is very haphazard. Clusters of people just standing around waiting for their group to be called. So when your group is called there are already several people there wanting you to get behind them. Which doesn’t make sense since I’ve been there a whole 2 hours before all of them."

Cons: "There was no video screen available"

Pros: "The Agents at the counter in the terminal gate were courteous."
Cons: "My flight was delayed because an attendant had to be swapped out, then the replacement was stuck in traffic for an hour (why not have all attendants ready on-airport?). Comically, we taxied on the runway for over an hour, which caused more delays with the plane needing to be de-iced. Figured I'd put all that behind me, but then the flight experienced one of the worst turbulences I've been in. We jerked through the skies many times, and the pilots weren't reassuring. Thankfully we landed okay, but not after being late by multiple hours. Also, JetBlue needs to invest in its planes, esp. its Couch section. I felt like a pretzel with on room to breathe."

Pros: "I especially liked the smoothe boarding process, the genuine nature of the flight attendants, the movie and tv show selections, and the early landing."

Pros: "I slept a lot, there is more space than most planes"
Cons: "We were delayed by 3 hours, the flight had so much turbulence throughout, no water was passed out during our delay, in fact, it took way too long for beverages. When I boarded and settled in, a flight attendant was crushing Ice for about 30 minutes and the flight crew in the back was really loud during the flight when most of us were trying to sleep."

Cons: "My main comment is that the wi-fi didn't work for all passengers. One of the reasons I flew this airline was because they promise reliable wi-fi on the flight and despite multiple attempts to troubleshoot, it never worked."

Pros: "Lots of water ..."
Cons: "Cramped up . Need more leg.room"

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and helpful"

Pros: "Missed flight gate changed not enough notice"
Cons: "Gate changed not enough notice missed flight"

Pros: "I like jetblue, everything is excellent,."

Pros: "Easy going boarding, easy going staff, excellent amenities with personal large size video screen, elegant cabin with cool blue light and with accessible self-serving snacks and drinks and just overall very clean modern plane"
Cons: "All the other airlines"

Cons: "The beginning was a bit confusing when I needed to use JetBlue because I had to go to the help desk to figure out why they wouldn’t issue all of my boarding passes at JFK and the line took an hour just for them to tell me to get my boarding pass at LAX. Other than that it was a great flight!"

Cons: "the plane was so cold that many passengers complained and they didnt have blankets not did the turn the air down. I was so cold I couldnt find a comfortable poisiton and I was already wearing a jacket and long pants. Passengers should never be exposed to such drastically cold temperatures and ignored despite complaints."

Pros: "Crew was fantastic!"
Cons: "the screen above the seat was broken and couldn't turn off it off. Was very bright for the duration of the flight."

Pros: "Cabin crew were great at looking after us and we had plenty of legroom in coach!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection was a bit limited and there was no wi-fi."

Pros: "Unpleasant. I requested some water, it arrived far too late. I stated I had diarrhea. The staff stated “Take your seat.” I stated I was under a doctors care for some injuries, I needed to be able to stretch my hip.” Once again the staff stated “take your seat.” The staff was rude, condescending, seemed annoyed and angry with having to do their job. I declare under penalty of perjury the formentioned is true and correct under the laws of the state of California. Karen Schuber"
Cons: "See above please."

Pros: "DirectTV and snacks."

Cons: "My assigned airline steward seemed as though we were doing him a favor in flying with jet blue. Pleasantries such as a smile and a sincere your welcome really don't cost much, but give a good impression of the company your happy to work for. He must not be happy to work there."

Pros: "Nothing only wifi was there ...rest everything pathetic"
Cons: "Our whole baggage cane out broken"

Pros: "Free WiFi was great, but wish I could sign in with my Amazon account instead of setting up TrueBlue."
Cons: "The food cart rushed by without asking if we wanted anything. Also not clear until after food purchase that free snacks would be available throughout the flight."

Pros: "entertainment and crew were top notch arrived ahead of schedule"
Cons: "i wish free meals were still offered"

Cons: "We were not told we’d be sitting next to a woman with a dog. It was highly offensive to sit and eat next to a dog that smelled and panted constantly, and would shed occasionally. Why not solve this problem by asking passengers when they book a seat if they do or don’t want to sit next to pets? Not everyone can do this since many have allergies. Also, this is not hygienic. Very unsatisfied."

Pros: "Courteous staff"
Cons: "Long delay in cold terminal"

Pros: "Lots of legroom, courteous staff."

Cons: "That we arrived 30 minutes early and had to taxi for 30 minutes until there was a gate. Annoying!"

Pros: "the marketplace, the extra legroom, that announcements weren't too loud and didn't come in thru headphones. the design of the plane"
Cons: "the tv kept flipping out everytime my row-mate put their elbow on the arm rest."

Pros: "We boarded right on time and the boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed three hours because of air conditioning malfunctioning on the plane. We sat on the tarmac for almost two and a half hours, and it must have been around 85 degrees on the plane. There was a lot of miscommunication about whether we would be switching aircraft. They finally told us to deplane because we were probably going to switch planes. After 15 minutes in the terminal, we reboarded the same plane. Got to LA 3 hours late so had to deal with horrible rush hour traffic, which we had hoped to avoid had we taken off on time."

Pros: "The entertainment system crashed three times and had to be rebooted which cause you to start everything over. When I use the Wi-Fi for the Amazon prime option it was very spotty and had to reload quite a bit during the flight from JFK to LAX. They are by Miss clean the staff was good but the entertainment system and the movie choices were very old and not really very interesting."

Pros: "great"

Pros: "Service and timing"

Cons: "A complimentary lunch meal should be served."

Pros: "Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff"
Cons: "There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing."

Pros: "Free wifi and direct TV."
Cons: "Temperature on plane was too cold. I as well as others were freezing."

Pros: "Free food."
Cons: "Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option."

Cons: "TSA held me up with a 30 minute bag check so I arrived for an 11:30 AM flight at 11:16 AM. I was told that because I was a minute late they wouldn't let me on even though the plane was still in the runway and connected to the terminal. I asked to speak to a supervisor and the agent disappeared for 10 minutes while the plane took off. I then went to go speak to a customer service agent who wouldn't even look at me while I spoke. She actually started listening to and talking with another agent while I was talking to her. Then when I was finished, she started arguing with me until another agent said "he's not worth it." JetBlue just lost my business."

Cons: "It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long."

Pros: "The crew were okay. They were friendly."
Cons: "We left about 45 minutes late and there was no communication from the pilot as to why. Also there must have been a short or something in the wiring for my t.v. because I would put it on a channel and it would change by itself. It was also difficult to scroll through the options on the screen."

Pros: "Everything was great, keep up the good work!!"

Cons: "The flight was very late."

Cons: "They don't have free meal services and they ran out of the meals you can purchase, we weren't pleased"

Pros: "Service perfect"

Cons: "Our luggage came back broken (case cracked)"

Pros: "I would like to have ore of a grace period to check baggage."

Pros: "Crew were friendlier than many other airlines"

Pros: "Never went on the flight."
Cons: "Awful customer service"

Pros: "Pilots kept us abreast of timing and upcoming turbulence"
Cons: "The seat back screen was broken, but the screen itself was always on, so in addition to no entertainment, I couldn’t even have darkness"

Pros: "Crew, atmosphere, timeliness. I was satisfied overall"
Cons: "Gate number changed couple times before flight departure"

Cons: "Broken monitor and seat"

Pros: "Very smooth flight. On time take off and landing. Excellent in flight entertainment. Great crew."

Pros: "The crew was nice, and they served plenty of drinks. They even give a free light meal on the JFK-LAX flight. Decent in-flight entertainment options and free WiFi for use with WhatsApp and iMessage only."
Cons: "There wasn't nearly enough legroom. The plane was an old 767; it would have been nice to have a power outlet too."

Pros: "The turkey sandwich was okay."
Cons: "I was seated next to an extremely large man. I possessed only half of my seat for the duration of the six hour flight. I asked a flight attendant to move me but she said the flight was full. There should be a protocol for passengers over 300 lbs."

Pros: "Crew and food"
Cons: "Spacing between seats and overhead luggage storage. They ran out of room before the entire plane had boarded"

Cons: "Have to call out the delta lounge...excellent and healthy. My experience was outstanding. Thanks Delta"

Pros: "I love that they have food on long flights and I get an hour of free WiFi because I have T-mobile."
Cons: "Small seats but I’m tall so I have to live with it."

Pros: "Friendly, efficient crew"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seat in 1st class. Poor quality video screen, too small, too far away, poor sound."

Pros: "The crew friendly and very helpful, food was amazing aircraft was clean. Very happy thank you"

Pros: "Timely, clean"
Cons: "A little chaotic at boarding time"

Pros: "Landed Early at LAX"
Cons: "Having to go through 1 terminal to get bussed to another terminal & gate was at the opposite end. Having to ask the person next to me not to eat nuts Bc I was allergic. I disclosed this on my registration for my flight."

Cons: "None"

Pros: "The food and the service"

Pros: "The in flight entertainment was superb."
Cons: "I have no complaints."

Pros: "I liked that we got to my return destination early"
Cons: "The were no outlets and the wifi was not working. That's a big deal for me because I needed to do work on the plane!"

Pros: "The crew and overhead storage."

Pros: "On time, professional boarding, clean comfortable planes, skilled pilots and professional crew. What more could you ask for."
Cons: "All good."

Cons: "Pilot did not give consistent updates for delays"

Cons: "Price to get a little more space"

Pros: "Check in was easy through their app. Also very quick lines to drop off bags. Crew was very nice and respectful"
Cons: "Seat are a little bit too close together. But overall very comfortable"

Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"

Cons: "It was hot on the plane. The crew turned up the tempature and when I asked they said some people are cold and didn't turn it back down."

Pros: "The staff tried their best to help out with the situation. They passed out waters and apologized. I always love the Delta entertainment (so many great selections)!"
Cons: "Stuck in the plane without AC for an hour! We were stuck behind 14 other planes in line to take off and I understand delays happen but the AC wasn't working for some reason and it was extremely hot. The passengers were all super uncomfortable. I wish if they knew we were going to be delayed that they would let us just wait at the gate vs. suffer in the sauna plane."

Cons: "It was late and i missed my next flight"

Pros: "Some of the ground staff was trying to be helpful."
Cons: "That we had to sleep like homeless people on the floor of JFK airport as the airline was not able to provide for a crew and therefore cancelled the flight. The airline cancelled the flight at 1.30 in the morning so no one was able to get a stay in a hotel not did the airline take any action towards helping the stranded passengers. We were given blankets and pillows. The best thing was the ground staff getting rude after all passengers complaining. They were basically saying we should get stuffed since we were booked for a flight next day same day. This is shameful! Needless to say that I will not fly this airline again!"

Pros: "The environment and efficiency."
Cons: "TIMING"

Pros: "Everything was pretty good like usual, except when we landed we sat on the runway for 45 minutes waiting for a gate as ours was occupied by a plane that was having mechanical issues. Not great."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "3.5 hour delay due to lack of co-pilot. No consessions for delay when asked at gate. Lack of leg room. Broken tv, I asked twice to be fix nothing was ever done."

Cons: "The quality of customer service and efficiency was lacking at the check in counter. Wrong information was given to many passengers as far as checking in baggage and being sent to several line ques for the agent to tell me in the end that I was told the information incorrectly since the beginning. I therefore was unable to board my flight on time, got switched to a new flight and the new flight was delayed for 3.5 hours."

Pros: "Really liked the plan"

Pros: "Delta Studio with closed caption"
Cons: "some series do not have closed caption"

Pros: "I had a great seat (exit row) with lots of legroom. They provided a free breakfast, and it was actually pretty good. A few hours later i was hungry and tried to buy some food but the cabin crew just gave my another breakfast item. The flight arrived on time, and the luggage was delivered a few minutes after I arrived at the baggage area."
Cons: "Nothing. It was a very good experience."

Pros: "Pretty much nothing related to the entertainment system... It is nice that you can play movies for free over WiFi on your phone or tablet (since the in-seat system simply didn't work...), but, bizarrely, the WiFi movie selection was different from (and substantially smaller than) the seat movie selection. What's that about? And the WiFi movie scheme is way more painful than it needs to be, requiring you "check out" movies using your web browser, then switch to a separate app to actually watch the movies. Clearly the product of a company mindset whose ONLY concern is "can we check some box", with absolutely no interest in "how can we delight our customers?""
Cons: "So we get the same entertainment system all these flights use: some ghastly totally non-optimized Linux setup that was rebooted three times during the flight, took 20 minutes for each reboot, and never worked correctly after any of the reboots. (The only movie my system would ever play was the very first one, and none of the on-screen controls worked. The seat next door could choose multiple movies, but each movie froze after 40 minutes). The amazing thing is: why don't they just install a damn iPad mini or Android equivalent in the back of each seat? Would be lighter than what they have today and would work FAR better. You'd need some co-ordinating/provisioning software to provide for OTA announcements and movie updates, but basically it's not that hard... At the very least, hire a Linux-head to optimize your startup scripts! It's just sad to see this 20 minute startup process (all dumped on the screen) with its constant repetition of time-wasting startup steps that just generate errors on this plane's particular hardware setup..."

Pros: "Free movies & TV for all seats and the selection is great! Also, used the wifi and had great connection the entire flight."

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "The seat was not a flatbed. It was an old fashioned first class seat but with absolutely awful knee room---possibly as little as 28-30 inches. It was very difficult for the person next to the window to get out to the aisle, even when the person in the aisle seat was not sitting there. The biz class cabin was shared with economy comfort. The crew gave no explanation for the switch in aircraft, and no apology either."

Cons: "Strangely cold!"

Pros: "Una hora de retraso"
Cons: "Una hora de retraso"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Seats were fairly comfortable, in flight entertainment was good, service was nice."
Cons: "Got to LA very fast but unfortunately had to wait 45 minutes to get our plane docked to the gate correctly. Don't think it was a fault on Delta or the flight crew but it was definitely annoying after a very long day of traveling."

Pros: "Plane was comfortable"
Cons: "In order to leave airport on time (plane came in late) they claimed overhead space was full and that remainder boarding passengers had to check their bags. (Bags to be picked up in baggage claim) When walked into plane saw plenty of overhead space for carryons!"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Too old aircrafts"

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "The "cheese" plate was kinda sad especially for the price"

Pros: "The only airline that I'm aware of that still offers: • free snacks • free checked bags • free meal and drinks on international flights"

Pros: "Although I am a vegetarian, It was nice Delta was serving sandwiches."

Pros: "Service"

Cons: "Baggage delivery was slow and then split between 2 different terminals"

Pros: "New aircraft was more comfortable"
Cons: "I think they did excellent"

Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "WiFi on both ways was not working"

Cons: "Had to clean my seat before seating."

Pros: "I got there in one piece."
Cons: "More legroom"

Pros: "Going my flight was delayed almost 4 hours and my connecting flight was canceled. Had to stay over night in the airport. I was able to book another flight and make it to my destination. But had to wait for the next flight to bring my baggage."
Cons: "Coming back my flight was good . I have no complaints."

Cons: "The chairs"

Cons: "2 HRS LATE"

Cons: "Stewardess very rude"

Cons: "I'm expecting more from AA. We were delayed for 2.5 hr since we didn't have a pilot !!!!!"

Cons: "Delayed multiple times"

Pros: "Entertainment availability for free"
Cons: "Chargers so we could watch free movies or screens to watch movies on instead of our own device"

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Wait staff we exceptional."
Cons: "Comfort for my legs considering on crutches could have used ability to prop my foot up"

Pros: "I was in business class and the individual cubicles were so comfortable. I slept well. The airline attendant was so attentive and helpful"
Cons: "Going through LAX what a mess"

Cons: "Waited on the tarmac for over an hour before departure with very little explanation."

Pros: "Comfortable good service and friendly attendants and good price"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The seat assignments based on loyalty status - rude gate agents"

Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "No power outlets."

Pros: "Didn't have any entertainment so I was able to sleep."
Cons: "Equipment not functioning so couldn't watch movies or listen to music."

Pros: "Meal and drink service was excellent"
Cons: "Economy plus is packed liked sardines and difficult to move from side to side. Also upgrade doesn’t include priority seating. It should be included in any seating upgrade."

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Ticket was never issued."

Pros: "Totally fine"
Cons: "It was fine"

Pros: "The boarding was efficient. The service was fine. The pilot was informative."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "All. Disappointed to see Etihad airlines declining so rapidly. What used to be my preferred airlines, not anymore and definitely can predict the downfall."

Pros: "on-time, very organized, fast checkin"
Cons: "cramp leg space"

Cons: "I paid 800.00 and no breakfast order lunch served."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Service was terrible. Uncomfortable and good was not at all tasty"

Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The staff were all quite polite and helpful"
Cons: "the boarding process is chaotic. No one pays attention to the boarding numbers and it's just a big, pushing, shoving mess. I'd like to see a little more use of the system to keep.people more orderly."

Cons: "Everything was perfect"

Cons: "Everything was ok"

Pros: "Good movie selection, decent food selection."
Cons: "Wifi was not free."

Pros: "Every thing."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "I don't know how airlines get away with all the stipulations and regualations they have in the buying process there is. Otho g I like about the scam artist they are"
Cons: "The fact they they can just make it a policy and then because the employees have to have a job and enforce it blows my mind. 200 dollar transfer fee plus the difference in the ticket when it's over two weeks in advance. You people are scam artist"

Cons: "Not allowed single single baggage,"

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"

Cons: "Delay boarding and then dropped us off at a remote runway and had to wait 45 minutes for a bus to main terminal!"

Pros: "Nothing stood out"
Cons: "Nothing stood out"

Cons: "Looks ghetto and no wifi"

Pros: "i have to pay $90 for my seat"

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Confortable and entairtement"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "every thing is okay other than the delay."
Cons: "delay in departure for 2 hrs"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Constant delays and cancellenations"

Pros: "Speed check in"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew was great!"
Cons: "Boarding was excruciatingly slow."

Pros: "They sat my family together and the crew was amazing."
Cons: "The seats are really uncomfortable and the flight was really packed with all this covid stuff."

Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "A little Snack"

Pros: "Everything was simple and it was cool that they let the staff wear comfy clothes"
Cons: "Usb chargers in the seat, and free refreshments and peanuts"

Pros: "Love Allegiant!"

Cons: "Free beverages"

Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Not having so many extra charges and having to pay for a carry on"

Pros: "Very efficient. Arrived early."
Cons: "Seating very tight."

Pros: "All wa great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Cost of flight"
Cons: "Extra charges for everything! Couldn’t even get a cup of water."

Pros: "timeliness of the flight professionalism of the crew immediate attention to a passenger who fainted"
Cons: "passengers were cold and there were no blankets to be offered there were no hot beverages and it was very cold. all beverages were for purchase and yet no complimentary hot coffee nor tea, even if you wanted to pay"

Pros: "It was great"

Pros: "Affordable but no free water or snax"
Cons: "Cheap feeling seat. Thin plastic shells packed tightly together. But hey- its cheap!"

Pros: "Boarding was better than other airlines."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable and do NOT recline!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The $17.00 i paid to insure the flight was not honored. I had some health issues and needed to cancel. I was then told that the airline I chose through your site, won’t honor it. I am furious and am owed my refund."

Pros: "Friendly staff!!"
Cons: "Hour delay on flight"

Pros: "Price"

Pros: "Quick flight and overall nice crew."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "on time, hepful personnel"
Cons: "my gate checked luggage was lost"

Pros: "From entering the airport, gate, and plane- nothing is more pleasant and efficient than Allegiant flights. I was able to attend my grandsons bday and back by start of the next week- round trip at REASONBLE prices! Thank you."
Cons: "I am ok with it but the walk way was so filthy on my return trip. I know plane was late and we boarded late... but a really quick vacuum would have taken only a few minutes. I realize it was messy from cl"

Pros: "Plane, staff, made best of bad situation. Seats are only OKAY to Good, but NO airlines are really comfortable so by comparison they were good"
Cons: "The delay - this time not due to the airlines, so thus the good review."

Pros: "Didn't mind paying for bags, seat, snacks, drinks,.....but a 10hour delay!!!! UNEXCEPTABLE Will NEVER use this airline again!!!"
Cons: "10hour delay!!! No weather problem.."

Pros: "Boarding speed and flight"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, does not recline, even water is for sale."

Pros: "The plane was clean"
Cons: "You have to pay to choose your seat, to have more than one carry on bag (literally of any size!!), and for any food. Nothing is complimentary. The seats don't lean back at all. No headrest adjustment for any sort of comfort. The seats are hard. We had a 30 min. Delay for some reason we were not made aware of and no apology was made. No Tv's or even a pocket in the seat-back in front of you. Basically if you can fly anything else other than this airline you are probably better off. Delta is basically the exact opposite of this airline and even American does way more. If I can help it I will never use this airline again."

Cons: "After the horrendous delays getting to my destination I just bit the bullet and bought new tickets (duplicates) on a different airline to get back home-- rather than risk a repeat experience. Ended up costing an extra $300 but at least I didn't have to spend an entire day in an airport trying to keep my 7 year old from losing his mind."

Pros: "Flew 2 different legs with Allegiant, both of which were delayed for maintenance stuff. 2nd leg, we sat in the plane for an hour waiting for a maintenance guy, so my wife went to the bathroom. No toilet paper! When my wife asked about it, she was told "we won't be getting toilet paper for this flight." Inexpensive is one thing, but...dear lord!"

Pros: "More room in seats. Low prices Nice staff."
Cons: "NO DRINKS!! not even water is complementary!! NO SNACKS!! Not even pretzels!! WOW! You have to pay for your carry ons. You have to pay for your checked bag ($50!) You are only allowed 40# in your checked in without an additional fee."

Cons: "No issues"

Cons: "Did not check in or take this flight. Trip up to NJ was so bad I could not fly back. Tried to contact company and was told they could not assist in anyway. So lost ticket cost. Live and Learn. Do not fly this line."

Pros: "No complications and efficient boarding"
Cons: "The people that stand up when the plane stops even though they are going to have to wait till the door opens and everyone in front of them has to get off before they do."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Best flight for its Price. It was on time."

Pros: "The plane departed on time. The crew was very friendly."

Pros: "Loved their crew and the way they contacted you over the internet to remind you to check in, etc."
Cons: "NOTHING BAD TO SAY-a 3 1/2 hour flight on a comfortable, well piloted plane beats a connection from LAX that ends up being 8 hours for travel that day all hollow!"

Pros: "First time flyer on this airline... I loved that it was a DIRECT flight halfway across the country."
Cons: "Where to start... i guess for starters EVERYTHING is an upcharge. I was suprissed the seatbelts were included! Less legroom than a Cesna 152 and surrounded by 159 of my closest friends. And i mean SURROUNDED. That cabin is SO tight! So tight in fact the seats are a blow mold plastic with roughly 1.5" of foam and fabric. Think go-cart bucket seat with some foam rubber and pleather. Then there's luggage... My carry on bag (that I've used for 15yrs) was too big for the jig at the counter so got to check it for an additional $10 (above the $30 i had to pay to bring it) and they charged me $40 for my original check bag. The hitch is that they only allow 40lbs ($1/lb) for that check bag when the rest of the industry says 50lbs is the norm. Oops, gotta pay for that too! And wait for it... sodas are $2 in flight!"

Pros: "The prices are good. Anything additional (food, overhead carry on space) is an additional cost but this is how they make the tickets cheaper for people who don't need extras."

Pros: "I like the flight. It was on time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "flight took off on time"

Pros: "The crew was awesome! They were friendly and very focused on their passengers. The plane was clean and the flight, itself was great. Worth flying from Oregon to So. Cal., will do again. Loved the flight times, and because of them, we were able to have half a day on departure day (Thursday 3:30 pm) to drop off dogs, pack and run errands and some work and arriving back home (Tuesday 9:46 am) gave us all day to work and get ready for the week."
Cons: "Plane did not board or leave on time, spent a lot of time waiting both on and off plane. I also did not like being hit with the taxes and fees at Alamo, after booking through Allegiant. Those should have been included in the initial payment, because I could have rented same vehicle for $40 less through Alamo website,(final payment w/ T&F's) That was a waste of your customer's money."

Pros: "Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Plane was very clean and more spacious than any other airline coach seats. We departed on time and arrived 15 minutes early at our destination. Flight price was hundreds of dollars cheaper and the only airline which offered non-stop service from nyc to Knoxville, TN."
Cons: "Honestly i have no complaints."

Pros: "It's really annoying to stand in line, get to the attendant and then be told to step aside and download an app for your phone and check in (and especially check bags) that way. I don' know the security or privacy of that app, plus it is just tedious and annoying."
Cons: "Seats on Allegiant are terrible, and charging to print out a boarding pass is awful. Charging for water on a flight where you have no other options for water should actually be illegal. Shame on them for that."

Pros: "The outbound leg went well except for the very uncomfortable seats that are thinly padded and do not recline. We left on time and arrived on time."
Cons: "The return trip left five hours late due to a faulty plane. I appreciate not using a plane that was mechanically not working. I also appreciate that we did finally leave on the same day we were to leave. The replacement plane was as uncomfortable as the plane used in the first leg of my round trip."

Pros: "friendly staff, good take-off - landing, all that jazz"
Cons: "Not knowing it would be a late take off. Other than that, very good."

Pros: "Plane was roomy and comfortable."
Cons: "The Plane WAS NOT CLEAN! The turn around of the plane was so short that you guys did not take the time to vacuum the interior of the plane. My seat and other seats in my row was full of cookie crumbs and sticky food from the previous passengers. It was totally disgusting. Yuck !!"

Pros: "It's ridiculous have to pay to bring a bag on your airplane it's ridiculous that your staff at the Medford airport or unprofessional and lack common courtesy."
Cons: "Gate staff at Medford Oregon airport were rude and unaccommodating"

Pros: "Excellent direct flight at good price"
Cons: "Flight 339 not listed on TV monitors at Boise airport"

Pros: "Fast boarding and getting out of plain."
Cons: "The stewardesses were not very professional, but it's ok since you pay so little. Also you can not adjust seat, it's the same position all flight"

Pros: "It was fairly clean and the flight wasn't crowded."
Cons: "Flight boarded late, $2 charge for water (and it's not even good water), and no free carry on."

Pros: "Cost"

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "First time flying Allegiant: Head's up! They charge you for EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING and the overall experience is awful. Would you like to know what it's like to fly on a plane bound for extradition to a foreign prison...fly Allegiant Airlines. Would you like to experience the unexpected thrills of being nickeled and dimed at every turn....fly Allegiant Airlines. Would you like the answer to the question posed after paying $100 for two carry-on's: 'could this get any worse?' Answer: It does!...fly Allegiant Airlines. Here's how it all starts out they welcome you to the terminal with a wonderful opportunity to pay $5 for printing your boarding passes (unless you download their app). How could a piece of paper that small that no other airline charges you to print cost $5 you ask? Well that is the magic of Allegiant Airlines at work, if they can't make something simple; both costly and annoying then you aren't flying Allegiant Airlines. You then inquire at the check-in desk can my loved one and I sit together, and they say sure but you will have to do that at the gate. Ok some positive news here...but then it sinks in.. wait a minute what Airline are we flying again? ...Allegiant Airlines, and what is their motto?? If it is simple and easy it shall become both costly and wildly inefficient. You arrive at the gate with hope in your heart and they then tell you, umm no. Who ever told you that is a fool! You can make no changes to your seating this is a 40,000lb aircraft with a 300,000lb lift capacity and it can't handle you sitting next to your girlfriend it would compromise the avionics and we would all surely die. Then why on the app did it show open seats? Seats of course for a price! Not by section like a normal airline ohhh noo a price that was completely different for every single seat as if the seats were in competition with each other in some high altitude economy that makes far less sense at sea level.The helpful response to this inquiry was 'oh well that was then' I am looking at it right now. I don't know what to tell you.. What's next?! A surprise $50 charge per carry-on! Unless you read the small print on one of their emails that is filled with advertisements they make it look like another advertisement, I'm going to go out on a limb and say INTENTIONALLY as it is never mentioned on: (The check-in email, the purchase confirmation email, not mentioned by the ticket counter, not anywhere on the app, not written anywhere on the electronic ticket despite them announcing otherwise) They instead tell you right as you are boarding the plane and have absolutely no choice in the matter and have done this innumerable amount of times as the flight attendant was well versed in de-escalation protocol and a security guard was positioned an arms length away as she deftly charges your card on file... I have run out of characters for this post I can only assume this comment section is run by Allegiant Airlines.."

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