Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from North America to California
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Please next time I know you’re check in baggage but letting grandma open her baggage just take few lbs of weight is terrible"
Pros: "Not much to like this time around"
Cons: "Boarding attendants announced that the flight was delayed just 10 minutes before boarding time because of weather. Flight was from Seattle to Los Angeles and the weather was clear on the flight path. Two hours later, an announcement was made that it was actually because of congestion at the airport (poor planning) and yet, they did not offer anything to the passengers for the inconvenience. We boarded the plane two hours late, only to sit on the tarmac for another 40 minutes. This situation could have been handled so much better by Alaska Airlines."
Pros: "The overall flight was fine bit the change of flight times and delay in LA was unacceptable!"
Cons: "Didn't like the 5 hour delay and the lack of ability to contact Justlfy directly. Will never use them again."
Pros: "The crew was help full"
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to de icing plane ."
Pros: "We left on time and my checked baggage was available quickly."
Pros: "The flight crew"
Cons: "The lack of space I had being in the middle seat"
Pros: "Alaska is the best!"
Pros: "Genially friendly atmosphere"
Pros: "Great service for an affordable price!"
Pros: "Lower fare than other airlines, nice lighting, like the tall cabin and overhead space"
Cons: "Disorganized in issuing boarding passes, several rude staff, uncomfortable seating, limited entertainment options, and though nicely presented, horrible food."
Pros: "Comfy seats, attentive crew, good food."
Pros: "I liked that we landed safely"
Cons: "They messed the names on our itinerary & were rude"
Pros: "The promptness"
Pros: "I didn't expect that we can have some snacks (pretzel) during the flight! And the seat was comfortable."
Pros: "comfortable flight. I was tired so skipped meal and slept."
Pros: "Cabin was kept dark for a nice restful flight back."
Cons: "Seat were a little cramped."
Cons: "no reclining seats, no food, no gluten-free snacks to acommodate allergies."
Pros: "Faster than was predicted"
Cons: "Pretty cramped economy"
Pros: "Liked the opportunity to check in a day early and pick my own seat; also liked the option to pay a nominal fee $15 plus tax to board early."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "Ordering Alaska's clear luggage tags and printing the luggage tags at home was great! It made the bag-drop very easy."
Cons: "Just a minor issue. I changed my seats upon checking-in online wanting to be farther forward. When my family and I boarded, the row I chose did not have a window which was a drag because I wanted my 11 year old daughter to have a view of the mountains in flight. Not a huge deal but maybe Alaska's online seat reservation system could identify which rows do not have windows, like emergency rows are not identified. Again, not a big deal... The overall experience was very good."
Pros: "the seat confusion was a hassle but the crew was nice about it."
Cons: "the flight was oversold and i didn't get a seat assignment until the last minute. Then the seat they gave me was already booked to someone else, so i had to wait again on the plane to get a seat. on my outgoing flight to seattle a few days prior, i intentionally didn't check a bag because i had a late arrival and early work the next day, was forced to check it on the plane and then they lost it for an hour after i landed so i didn't get home until 2am. frustrating, but again the crew was nice about the mistakes."
Pros: "Service in all respect"
Pros: "and was stuck with emergency exit."
Pros: "Leg space was pretty good"
Cons: "After landing to gate open took too long"
Pros: "Crew was polite, and boarding was good."
Cons: "The plane was hot and it never cooled off. Plus it was late. Passengers used seat back pocket cards to fan themselves and the crew seemed oblivious."
Pros: "Nonstop flight was great. Smooth safe ride"
Cons: "30 minutes late takeoff. It wouldn't have been too bad but we only found out after we boarded so sat on the plane for an hour before takeoff."
Pros: "Way too hot on plane without anyersonal air gens. Then it was freezing after takeoff"
Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Lack of infotainment, poor ventilation and air, and landing was rough."
Pros: "Went perfect !"
Cons: "There was no on board entertainment or movie."
Pros: "The staff were courteous and polite! Like that!"
Cons: "Getting off the plane should NEVER take almost 30 minutes! The organization of getting everyone off the aircraft needs some attention for sure!"
Pros: "Cheap upgrade"
Cons: "No tv"
Pros: "I liked that there were a few empty seats in the back and the idea of being able to use them."
Cons: "I didn't like that I didn't know if I could use those empty seats. I could've laid down!"
Cons: "Plane was not cleaned up after last flight - had a dirty tissue in the seat pocket and some papers on the ground near my feet. Ick!"
Cons: "I found out a week ahead of time that I couldn't make my flight and I had bought the $15 flight insurance that says it covers changes in your flight. Come to find it does not and $185 is down the drain. Poop."
Pros: "I really liked their attention to detail, the comfortable leg room, and polite flight attendants"
Cons: "I just wish they had more food options, besides snacks and juices and beverages"
Pros: "Boarding went very well. The credit was extremely helpful and responsive."
Cons: "Not enough room for individuals with broad shoulders. I felt as though I were either invading my neighbour's space or hanging out in the aisle."
Cons: "I didn't get a blanket or pillow"
Pros: "Professional crew but quick to cop and attitude when u ask for something."
Cons: "boarding was a joke, every one rushed the gate and the crew didn't care one bit. There was no ife at all and the seats barely had any recline."
Pros: "Amazing service I'm definitely traveling with alaska again."
Pros: "Great crew, on time flight!"
Cons: "The only thing that I didn't like was the airplane, it was an old one and not comfortable at all ;("
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was awesome!"
Pros: "Clean and friendly"
Cons: "No inflight but it really wasn't about deal"
Pros: "LOVE the charges on the backs of seats!!!! The snacks were good and the option for the entertainment ereader was good."
Cons: "The seats were pretty uncomfortable and by the end of the trip my back hurt so bad!"
Pros: "The aircraft was new with many conveniences."
Cons: "We were 2 hours late leaving Seattle so got into LA very late."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient. Crew was friendly and helpful. Comfort was coach level, so to be expected. There was no entertainment."
Cons: "Little bags of chex mix are really unacceptable. There should be at least sandwiches offered for free on 2.5+ hour flights, but I guess it's a sign of the times. Also internet should be free."
Pros: "Porque ya estando abordo nos cambiaron de gate"
Pros: "So cold. Everyone in the back was freezing."
Pros: "All was good Thank you"
Pros: "The plane needed more leg room."
Cons: "original, non-stop flight was delayed by 6 hours; was able to get rebooked to another flight but was still 2 hours delayed and my bag arrived another 2 hours after me, ending in a 4 hour delay over all. paid for a non-stop and ended up with a layover."
Pros: "Great airline stewards"
Cons: "Suggestion- Overhead bin should be assigned to the seat the person is seated in."
Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Pros: "From friendly staff on the ground to check us in, to helpful flight attendants, Delta has once again convinced us it is one of the better airlines . Will fly delta again."
Pros: "The almonds and Fresca"
Pros: "All went smoothly ."
Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and attentive, and the flights were punctual. I was assigned a good seat, and I appreciated the meal, as i was going to arrive in Mexico very late. I also enjoyed the entertainment options."
Cons: "I really have no negative comments."
Pros: "Excellent service, God flight"
Pros: "The one good thing about this unexplained ordeal (the flight was delayed for 5 hours, causing me to miss my connection) was that, after a few hours of hearing nothing (no emails or texts from Delta), I finally saw some options for different flights pop up, so I was able to book a new flight without calling India. Also, I got an exit row seat on my new flight to MSP."
Cons: "They moved our gate about six times and never told us why the flight was delayed. Actually, the biggest annoyance was that Delta told us nothing. The only reason I knew about the delay and gate changes was because of Kayak! I know I am signed up to receive texts and emails from them, but I guess they forgot to notify me."
Pros: "The flight was very quick."
Cons: "They didn't serve us water."
Cons: "Seats are in humane"
Cons: "Staff were a bit rude. The boarding process was slow as everyone rushed up when they announced the first zone to board, and obviously this was not policed. We didn't get our seats until we got to the gate because apparently we bought our tickets too soon to take off, which was three weeks. Also, staff claimed there wasn't enough bin space so asked people to check their bags. We saw people with two big bags get on board at the start, and then staff made everyone at the back of the line check their bags. But there was plenty of bin space before take off. And we were seated in the last row which can't recline."
Pros: "Staff on the plane was courteous although they skipped half of us for snacks & forgot some requests for water"
Cons: "Was not able to check in online. Was not able to select my seat online. I was told I would be able to do both of these things. Spent 30 minutes trying to find a number to someone at Delta to check in & select seat. I was in Australia & all Delta offices were closed because it was Sunday. Although I had an internationally calling plan, no calls to Delta US would go through. finally found someone through a back channel that would help me. We boarded an hour late, and staff would not answer any of our questions about what was going on or how late we would arrive (they sped up the fight so that we landed on time). Flight ran out of drinking WATER after the first service. Half of our section (Economy Plus) was skipped for snacks. An unruly child was allowed to scream for almost the entire flight & was running up & down the aisles. NOTHING was said to the parents by staff members. Was absolutely the worst behaving child with who I've had to fly."
Pros: "El personal abordo muy amable llegamos a tiempo"
Cons: "En el ahereopuerto de guatemala para chekiar las maletas siento q nesesitan mas personal estuve una ora y quince minutos para poder chekiar mi maleta"
Pros: "Smooth flight."
Cons: "I have broad shoulders and there was a larger gentleman on the window seat. Being in the middle seat made for a very very cramped flight the whole way. Lots of skin to skin arm contact for much of the flight. There was no way to avoid it."
Pros: "The crew did a great job of dealing with delays beyond their control and made sure we - and our luggage - made a connecting flight."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "I liked the boarding process."
Cons: "Bigger seats are more helpful."
Cons: "Got stuck for two hours sitting in the plane because the computer systems went down. Worst experience ever with Delta."
Pros: "Nothing I can think"
Cons: "The seats selection"
Cons: "It was late and i missed my next flight"
Pros: "All I need to say."
Pros: "The environment and efficiency."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Too short of a layover in Atlanta"
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."
Cons: "The flight got delayed by 3 hours or more. I missed my flight from LA to FL"
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."
Pros: "Flight departed and arrived on time"
Cons: "Long time standing in line. People are confused by zone boarding. Stood 30 to 40 minutes in line."
Pros: "Friendly staff and crew. On time efficient boarding. Security in SEA-TAC less than 5 min. Different snacks both flights. Prompt service. On time. Power sources at seats worked."
Cons: "Airport gate area in LAX filthy. No seats. Garbage cans overflowing. Bathrooms smelled like New Orleans street on a Sunday morning. Entertainment system broken."
Pros: "The crew was very kind & accomodating. There were plenty of great current TV shows & movies. The seats were pretty comfortable, above average. I loved that they had roasted salted almonds as one of the 5 snack options."
Cons: "I had earbuds but the little girl next to me did not. I loaned her a pair of mine but I expected the flight attendants to offer them but they didn't."
Cons: "Very dated plane. First class seat was worn, crooked, and uncomfortable. No entertainment offered. Almonds or biscuit cookies were the only food options."
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Cons: "When I was transferred to Delta's website to book, the date was reset to 6 months in the future. It happened to be the same Monday the 26th so that's why I didn't notice. Delta refused to refund my money. This was a terrible experience and I plan not to use Kayak or Delta again!"
Pros: "I liked the in-flight service and the complimentary snacks and drinks despite the short trip."
Cons: "I did not like that there was not enough room for our 50L Osprey backpacks to be placed under the seats."
Pros: "Individual screens and earbuds for sale."
Pros: "Boarding was easy. Wifi was available and we got some snacks. Paid extra to sit in roomier coach, was worth it."
Cons: "Still pretty cramped, not the crews fault. Would've been better with the seat back screens"
Cons: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"
Cons: "Delay from Seattle to pasco."
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: "Good service and food"
Cons: "My non-reclining first class seat was a disappointment on this long flight. The flight was full, so there was no re-seating option."
Pros: "Really liked the plan"
Pros: "I'm an American ex-pat who travels to and from between the US and Australia. I do whatever I can to fly on Australian rather than American airlines, as they are always much better in every regard. But in this case it wasn't feasible, and I found myself on a Delta flight. I'd say the overall experience was somewhere between okay-good. Nothing major to complain about, but nothing to rave about either. The entertainment options were decent. I appreciated the variety of newly released movies. However, I would have liked a greater selection of TV shows, and the availability of more episodes. I also appreciated the availability of internet access, but I don't understand why it has to be quite *so* pricey. Surely they could make a bit more on greater volume if they dropped the price a bit. I didn't purchase access, but I would have if it were 40-50% cheaper. The comfort of the plane seemed the same as any of the alternatives. Boarding and deplaning were as they should be."
Cons: "The service from the crew though was simply ok. They were just friendly enough not to be rude, but no more than that. Virgin Australia and Qantas consistently have much happier crews, who make you feel like a dignified guest, even in economy. The food was average at best, and they served two meals where the Australian airlines would serve three on the same flight. They also offered less in the way of snacks and drink refills. It seemed like they were cutting corners here, which I don't appreciate on a 15 hour flight. Also, they said they "proudly serve Starbucks coffee". After drinking it, I don't think they should be proud of that! Again, overall it was a decent experience. Nothing flashy, but nothing too bad either. If the costs are comparable for your flight, you should certainly choose one of the Australian carriers. You'll get better service from the crew and better food. The one caveat, however, is that Delta has WiFi, whereas at the date of writing this, the Australian carriers do not. While access is exorbitant, if you really need to get some work done on the plane, you might choose Delta for this reason alone."
Pros: "We got to board first"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, the food was uneddible and we had to wait a very long time for our baggage"
Cons: "Flight was delayed substantially. Sat on the plan 40 minutes before taking off after already being 30 minutes delayed."
Pros: "Reassuring that the airport desk staff were keeping an eye on my connection from LAX to Columbus. Turned out it was too tight of a squeeze and I missed the connecting airplane's door closing by a few minutes, despite having RUN through LAX to get there."
Cons: "I am disappointed by the lack of communication among Delta staff when we arrived at LAX. Our turn-around was late coming into SMF, thus late leaving. It would have been very helpful if the gate staff at LAX had advised me to not bother to try to make my connection, or called the next gate to tell them we were running over there. RUNNING. Or at least done something to act like they cared. I am disappointed by the lack of initiative. I understand flights cannot wait, and I would have greatly appreciated being saved the trouble of running to a different terminal and instead taking that time to change my travel plans. They may see travelers struggling like this daily, but to each traveler, a hiccup in travel plans trip is stressful and urgent. I ask Delta staff to please consider that when they come to work. Thank you."
Cons: "Took 8 hours to get from Oakland to Los Angeles. Flight delayed then cancelled at Oakland. Driven from there to San Francisco. That flight delayed by 45 minutes. Got on board and then they neede 4 people to get off the plane since it was overweight. That took another hour. Bad day of travel."
Pros: "Food was good, I had the fruit & cheese plate. Very good. I had a wheelchair so she took me directly to the doorway of the plane. Very nice young lady from West Africa. Nice selection of recent movie releases."
Cons: "My seat would not recline. Uncomfortable for such a long flight."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Plane was also dirty and I had to whipe down my own area"
Pros: "Unlike other AA planes, the plane that flew this particular route was at least updated with seat-back screens."
Cons: "Unfriendly service. A sandwich wrapped in plastic wrap is an absolutely horrible excuse for first class meal service."
Cons: "Social distancing"
Cons: "More sanitation efforts. Stop overselling flight to help stop the spread of COVID-19"
Cons: "Too cramped"
Pros: "Really friendly flight attendants"
Pros: "Entertainment and air hostess"
Cons: "American Airlines have to improve with their food. Spend more than 500 for ticket and they cannot provide lunch for > 5 hour flight? We had to buy that food as well. They also boarded us too soon and didn't have time to grab the food outside as our time between flight is only 50 mins."
Cons: "Everything was late, the flight, the logage pick up, the aproching to the station which means 30 minutes inside the plane parked waiting for a spot to get off, and finally The Price."
Pros: "Crew was super friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Affordable fares equate to such a small amount of space."
Pros: "Friendly crew all the way around"
Pros: "The crew was very nice. Everything was satisfactory"
Cons: "Would have been better if the flight attendant didn’t drop another passengers drink on me. They gave me nothing for being sorry."
Pros: "Nice big plane, new technology"
Cons: "When landing in LAX we were unloaded far from anything and loaded into buses and taken to the terminal. It was like a weird sci-fi movie LOL."
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."
Pros: "The boarding process was easy. Crew was friendly. In flight movie selection was great."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable and some passengers could have used a little deodorant."
Pros: "The plane was big and spacious."
Cons: "When we landed to lax, the crew should announce where our baggage claim is. It was different from what was texted, what was on the monitors. The location changed without announcement. After an hour, one agent said to go to another area to find my bag. 1 hr in baggage claim is excessive."
Pros: "The 787 is a nice aircraft"
Cons: "It should not take 2 hours from touchdown to the terminal. The flight arrived early but by the time the last passenger made it to the terminal, they probably missed their connection."
Pros: "Beautiful plane, new, very comfortable."
Cons: "Two hour delay in taking off."
Pros: "Wait staff we exceptional."
Cons: "Comfort for my legs considering on crutches could have used ability to prop my foot up"
Pros: "Crew was fine, nothing spectacular."
Cons: "Paid extra for exit row on A321 - scam for AA to charge extra for this row, there is no extra leg room"
Cons: "I've tried to respond twice now with a long detailed answer only to get booted out of the page. In short you and Flyus.com are criminals that ripped me off for over 430 dollars U.S. will never use you again"
Cons: "Flight attendant was not helpful and the border of rude"
Pros: "Pilot John going to DFW , awesome!!!!"
Cons: "All good !!"
Pros: "the plane was newer"
Cons: "the very long delay!!!"
Pros: "Smooth sailing"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment at all."
Pros: "The boarding was efficient. The service was fine. The pilot was informative."
Pros: "My flights were booked through British Airways, but these segments were operated by American. Dallas to LAX was on an Airbus 321. Entertainment options were very good (although not as diverse as on British Airways). Food was okay. The crew was very pleasant."
Cons: "Small Airbus models (319 and 321) have noisy engines and noisy hydraulics, and they create an annoying amount of white noise in the passenger cabin."
Pros: "Good flight. Arrived early. Great crew. A321 is a nice aircraft. Good legroom."
Pros: "Very comfortable. Each seat had its own monitor with lots of entertainment options."
Pros: "Overall good service."
Pros: "I liked the expediency of being rescheduled for another flight and the kindness of the American Airlines staff. When I first received my boarding pass, the pass listed gate A24 as the one where my flight was scheduled to depart. The plane destined to depart from Dallas to LAX did not show up. However, a few of us were kindly offered a cot and blankets to sleep on. The next morning I folded the cot and the blankets and found an American Airline staff member who swiftly rescheduled me for another flight to LAX. She did state that the original flight had departed at 11:15 p.m."
Cons: "From around 6 P.M., December 11, 2017, I was at gate A24 - the gate listed as the Departure gate for my return flight to Los Angeles. The last flight that left went to Saint Louis, I believe. There was never a flight to depart from Gate 24 to Los Angeles. I believe the gate may have been changed and for some reason, those who were at Gate 24 were not informed. Also, the travel instructions on the advertisement for scheduling the flight mentioned the ability to carry on luggage for no additional charge. When I received my boarding pass, it stated I was only allowed to carry on baggage that would fit underneath the seat and not in the overhead bin. I had to pay to check my baggage that I thought was free. In spite of the changes, the flight was a good flight. Thank you"
Pros: "I was able to sit with one of my family members. Nice leg room, great movies to wathch"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic."
Pros: "Thank god it was a short flight."
Cons: "Was given no preference to get though checkpoints when last flight landed an hour late. My seat was given away so they had to reseat me. The tv was broken and constantly needed to be reset."
Pros: "quick easy flight"
Cons: "the remodel at LAX is a mess but the shuttles are nice, just be prepared if you have to shuttle to another terminal. Also check food, I went from gate 50A and had to shuttle to 52A and that area only has one area to get something to eat and its just sandwich, and not a lot of choices."
Pros: "Lost bag, came on later flight Totally disorganized TSA on Dallas very rude"
Pros: "We landed an hour early, which I have never experienced all the times flying into LAX. Entertainment had a bunch of new movies to kill the flight time."
Cons: "Airplane was very warm temperature wise. We landed super early, but had to wait almost 30 minutes for a gate to open."
Pros: "Flew a 787, so pretty new aircraft. That meant good seat-back entertainment system. Got to watch 2 complete movies - one before we got off the ground. Keep reading..."
Cons: "The flight boarded just fine. Then, about the time we should have been pushing back from the gate, a flight attendant comes on the PA asking for a licensed doctor. Several minutes later, they announce that there's a medical emergency and EMTs are on the way. Said EMT comes down the aisle with a wheelchair. I assume they took that passenger off the back, because they didn't come back by me. We finally leave the gate only to find that the weather we were supposed to get out ahead of had now rolled in, and we're stuck on the taxiway for an hour and a half. Once we finally got airborne, things went well. When we arrived at LAX, we parked in a remote area and had to bus to the terminal. So, while none of this was really anything American could have prevented, it made the flight more of an ordeal."
Pros: "The guy in the middle seat left and never came back. Smooth flight. Good crew. Got both pretzels and cookies, as well as 2 cups of ice, with no problem."
Cons: "Entertainment system had some quirks. I choose my flights in an attempt to make sure I can watch a movie during the flight, so that's important to me. This one stopped once in the middle of the movie, but worked one I started it again. Didn't have buttons for fast forward or rewind, so had to guess on the timeline when I wanted to see something I missed. Then the flight map kept resetting to a mode other than what I wanted. I know these are first world problems, and they in no way affected the safety of the flight, but I expect more."
Pros: "All of the crew was nice and helpful except for one."
Cons: "Although this isn't new info, but the exit row seats are garbage. They should remove a seat and make the remaining seats wider. When trying to use the arm rest table the Flight Attendant just watch me struggle and didn't help. So I just gave up."
Pros: "We made up time in the air and landed early. Seats were very comfortable."
Cons: "We landed early but had to wait a half hour to be able to get to an open gate. Then when arriving at the gate the jet bridge was unavailable so we waiting on the plan for an hour after touchdown. Then during my baggage claim pick up I found it open and spilling out into the bin and it was the first time I used this suitcase. Overall, I don't think it was the airlines fault but the airports fault at LAX, however all of these thing combined made it a less enjoyable flight/experience."
Pros: "Good seat back entertainment system. Plenty of movies I wanted to watch. Good to have an AC power outlet, too, to keep my phone charged."
Cons: "Charging more for some seats is a crappy business practice. Never enough room. Warmer than I'd like. Guy behind me kept stretching out his legs so much that he'd hit my feet unless I also stretched out."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The flight itself was smooth and quiet"
Cons: "The delay was to accommodate other passengers, but we sat in the airport for hours. AA's communication about the situation was poor, at best, the staff was tired and cranky, and there was no effort to make sure that we were not inconvenienced."
Pros: "On-time arrival"
Cons: "Lack of customer service for parents traveling with babies. Denied pre-board despite asking gate agent. Not kid-friendly."
Pros: "The free mivies, the leg room was good also"
Cons: "Flight left late and yge long wait for the baggage. Too long!"
Pros: "I like the entertainment choice"
Cons: "No snacks I had to pay for my bag I'm sticking to southwest"
Cons: "Brand new plane seats were great and tons of entertainment"
Pros: "Great smile for all the air hostess all the time"
Cons: "A little more shoulder room and a spot where I can charge my phone on flight to be able to watch a movie."
Pros: "New planes were more comfortable and I love the entertainment being free and with own devices"
Cons: "Basic economy should not be an option for mileage plus members"
Pros: "All services where very good from check in to arrival In L.A."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like."
Cons: "We were connecting to this flight after flying in from Rome. Initially we were scheduled for an 8:30pm flight, but after landing early asked if we could change to an earlier flight. They graciously bumped us up to a 7:30pm flight, which trimmed our 4-hour layover down to 3pm. Cut to 6:15pm...we find out that the flight is not delayed AN HOUR due to a "late inbound flight." Long story short, the 7:30pm flight ended up departed later than the 8:30pm flight we were originally scheduled on so we didn't get to LA until after we were originally supposed to!!"
Pros: "Spacious seats, crew was nice and efficient"
Cons: "It took a long time to get everyone on board even after the crew kept paging that they were closing the door. After running to catch the flight it would have been nice to stop before getting on the plane for food. Food service etc was almost 2 hours after getting on the flight."
Cons: "our flight was delayed more than 2 hours due to weather. Of course, not a pleasure to have, after flying so far, but I appreciated how apologetic the crew and pilot was, under the circumstances"
Pros: "Finally sitting in my seat"
Cons: "3 hrs late sucks"
Cons: "The $25 each way for piece of luggage"
Pros: "Plane was clean. Also liked the fact there was a plug to charge electronics."
Cons: "Didn't like having to wait 30 minutes for a gate once we landed. That seems to be consistent and growing issue at LAX."
Cons: "Delayed, rude stewadess"
Pros: "Was a generally smooth flight."
Cons: "No plug outlets in my row, no availability of entertainment via their app."
Pros: "For the past two years my travel has increased tremendously. United is the preferred airline: On Time Smooth check-in Friendly Leg room Wifi"
Cons: "United Airline's App could be more user friendly. Challenging to add my mileage to the MileagePlus program. Eventually had to go to the main website and navigate my way around."
Pros: "Crew were friendly."
Cons: "stuck on a 4 hour flight with a seat where the cushioning is worn out, you would think on a longer flight they could include some in-flight entertainment, but that's an extra $8."
Cons: "Delays can happen but gate changes were way too much. And the lady at the gate desk was very unkind. When I ask some info she almost yelled at me! She said she just announced, but some ppl might have been at the gate and some might have not. God, I was not there to get a lecture."
Cons: "It was the tiniest, most uncomfortable plane I have ever been on. The inflight entertainment was horrible, everything needed their app, which you can only download with internet and there is no notification about this prior to take off. Seat was horrible, tiny, I was in pain after the flight...never again"
Cons: "Delayed 3+ hours"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours, was suppose to depart at 10:50pm, did not take off until around 2am. Constantly changing gates. Tiring experience."
Pros: "I did not like anything"
Cons: "Crowded seats, no leg room, rude flight attendants. Paying for you baggage check in"
Cons: "They held us on the plane from Indy to Chicago for so long that most of us knew we were going to miss our flights. I ran all the way to my gate to discover that the plane took off 10 minutes earlier than it was supposed to. I was told there were no other flights to LA and I would have to get a hotel until tomorrow. I was only going to be in California for 2 days so every second counts, so when I became upset the man checked again and found me a seat on a plane that took off in an hour. I was grateful but at the same time I was kind of displeased that he didn't offer that to me originally."
Pros: "Flight Attendants"
Cons: "No movies Cramped seating"
Cons: "No blankets in economy class. I was quite cold at first"
Cons: "Seats were hard, worst I've ever experienced. Seat power outlets were inconvenient."
Pros: "The directTV was great."
Cons: "Almost a 4 hour delay. Good weather across the country so this was clearly Uniteds problem."
Cons: "The plane was late, filled to capacity, and I spent over 4 hours getting bumped on both elbows. The temperature of the aircraft was about one degree below sweltering."
Pros: "No delays. Comfortable flight."
Cons: "Absence of leg room."
Cons: "storm was coming over and they boarded us anyway. sat on plane for 2 hours almost lost my mind. finally let us off. honestly would have appreciated them being honest and telling us that we would have to wait until the storm passed which was about 4-5hours. not knowing what was going on killed my positive experience. i know the weather does not affect how you all do your job-- the crew was great. just a really bad experience wish they could have been more up front."
Pros: "The flight was good..."
Cons: "No entertainment was available ... even do they announced ..."
Pros: "New plane, courteous staff. everything on time--what else could you want?"
Cons: "There were some crying babies, (5 of them--yikes) but nothing you could do anything about."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "It seems a bit ridiculous to have to pay $8 for any television/entertainment options. We did it anyway, and by the time we were able to get headphones from the flight attendant all of the movies were about an hour in. Our only option was to watch the end, and then watch the beginning after. If I'm paying extra, I would expect the type of system where I can select my movie and watch it from the beginning. On top of that, once we did start watching, the headphones were terrible quality. We had to turn the volume all the way up, and still couldn't hear over the static. Disappointing."
Pros: "Food was actually not bad at all. Charging ports between seats. Yeah!"
Cons: "Wished we could have taken that same plane the rest of the way. Nice flight attendants, super nice and new plane and more comfortable seats."
Cons: "It would have been helpful if hanging a garment bag were available, which was the case on my return flights to DC on American Airlines."
Cons: "Outlets don't work. The African American stewardess was rude. Seat didn't recline"
Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "Second delay in a row"
Cons: "There should be some free tv"
Pros: "Very respectful and loved all the smiling facez"
Cons: "No arm rests for the middle seat. Seats way too close together. Fans do not blow hard enough for circulation."
Pros: "I only took United Economy once before this trip and happy to report it was better than I remembered. The plane was a newer model and the engines were smooth and virtually quiet, which for me was a plus."
Cons: "I didn't like that the Internet was usage was confined only to United's server... I was traveling with my 11 month old grandson and it would be good if they offered more children's magazines and/or toys...just a thought."
Cons: "According to the pilot there was a technical malfunction which was discovered AFTER we had taken off. The plane turned back around after flying for a while and we had to take a different plane to get to our destination ( from ORD to LAX). Felt completely unsafe and my trip was delayed by over 5 hours."
Pros: "Everyone was nice and they kept us informed."
Cons: "the captain told us something on the wing was broken, I guess they had to replace a "flight device" but he didn't say anything else, he just came to schmooze with the passengers while we all waited around. Then the in flight entertainment of course you had to pay for and if you didn't you might be able to watch a little bit of a TV show but the screen was mostly blocked out by their advertisement to pay to watch."
Cons: "I choose this airlines hoping that I can get to my destination on time but my flight been cancelled, I beg that I can be put on the next flight, but unfortunately they didn't . need to be there from dec. 28 to jan 4. this there another way? can i change planes?"
Cons: "delayed 2 hrs, terrible turbulence"
Pros: "I liked that I was randomly selected for an upgrade in seating."
Cons: "No snack on a 5 hour flight? That's ridiculous!"
Pros: "It was my first time flying United Airlines and I was satisfied with the service. I would definitely recommend this airline. Everyone was very courteous and available to answer questions."
Cons: "not clean"
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "The 45 dollar charge for my Carrie on luggage the up sell on the snacks , drinks and credit cards"
Cons: "Arrival seemed uncoordinated and didn't have a dedicated terminal gate."
Cons: "We sat on the run way for almost an hour and a half and the seats were very rough."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Pros: "Fairly clean aircrafts Friendly crew"
Cons: "Seats do not recline There is not even one complementary drink"
Cons: "Poor customer service, we left 2.5 hours late based on mechanical issues"
Cons: "Having to pay for a seat is medieval. Plane was delayed by 3 hours. Shitty flight"
Pros: "On one hand, you get what you pay for here. But in cutting out the frills, they do all the other things right. Flight left on time, landed early, and was reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "I knew I was going to have to pay for a carry-on bag. What I didn't realize is that drinking a club soda on the plane would cost $3. It's a little thing, but something to be aware of. Also, bring some reading material, as they do not have an in-flight magazine or wi-fi."
Pros: "Fast flight and good quality pricing for tickets."
Cons: "Seats could be a lot better."
Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "Additional costs for selecting a seat and carrying on a bag that was not readily apparent when the flight was originally booked, but added $50+ to the overall cost of the flight. In addition, I experienced a 2+ hour delay on my flight from Chicago to LAX on a Sunday evening, which soured the comfortable end to my weekend travel experience."
Pros: "Flight boarded on time. Seats don't recline, but are comfortable and give good lumbar support. Good value if you don't have a carry-on and bring your own snack. Crew was good."
Cons: "Although boarding was complete at 6:20 for a scheduled departure of 6:35, we were told at 6:45 that we were delayed waiting for paperwork but should push back in 10-15 min. We sit in silence until 7:40 and are then told that there was an engine inspection just completed and we should push off now. Wheels weren't off the ground until 8:05. A little more communication would be nice when they cause a 90 minute delay sitting on the plane."
Pros: "Staff is friendly and good. Safe flight. Good pilots."
Cons: "The most uncomfortable seats ever. Seats don't recline. They are very hard and you ache after the flight. Not recommended"
Cons: "Honestly I wouldn't fly through this airline again. Although the price was low, once you add cost for luggage and seating, it is not actually a low price. Could not get comfortable, even when we paid for the better seats on the return."
Cons: "No place to charge a phone on the plane."
Pros: "We have not left yet 4 hr delay"
Cons: "FWe have not left yet 4 hr delay"
Cons: "Overpriced, no reclining seats, no entertainment, no snacks, $60 charge for a carry on, no drinks included, but mostly I hated that they tried selling me a credit card during my flight."
Pros: "I was charged $3.50 for water. WATER!!!"
Cons: "very delayed, so i had to cancel"
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours & overbooked 33 seats."
Pros: "Cheap fares, clean aircraft, friendly staff."
Cons: "Soda can cost $3, they were out of a lot of items, be aware that you pay for everything: seat selection, carry on baggage, drinks, and boarding groups."
Cons: "That they wouldn't let me board my flight 30 min prior to boarding! Had to spend 350+ to buy another flight with united!!"
Cons: "The first half was fine, but the person next to me had two small dogs in a bag and one of them pooped halfway through. You would not believe the smell, my whole row spend the second half of the flight breathing through our shirts."
Pros: "the staff was very friendly and the plane was spotless. Definitely will Be using frontier again."
Cons: "I have nothing to complain about. Really did enjoy this flight. Way better experience then with Southwest or United."
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly and efficient and the plane arrived early"
Cons: "I thought the seats were uncomfortable. They don't recline and there is very little cushion."
Pros: "When we landed and exited the plane"
Cons: "Charging for carryines just ain't worth it. I'm not ever flying frontier or spirit. The extra cost for no hassle will be worth it."
Pros: "I liked their crooked tactics in extracting money from customers"
Cons: "Everything, the agents at the counter were rude, when all the other flight companies allowed my carry-on they charged 60$ extra, the Seats were the most uncomfortable, there isn't anything known as legroom. I wasn't given water to drink because of which my sinus hurt."
Pros: "I like doing that I downloaded the app to check in and get my boarding pass. I also was pleasantly surprised when boarding the plane that it was a large plane with enough space for leg room. I was in the middle seat and was not uncomfortable for the 4 hour flight."
Cons: "There was no choice to sit the seat back"
Pros: "The pilot provided a smooth travel."
Cons: "Very disappointed with having to pay an extra $30 when my personal luggage has ALWAYS fit under the seat or inside of the overhead. There was absolutely no update of flight status until 40 min near our destination. Overall very uncomfortable"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, over priced snacks, no foods."
Pros: "It's so nice to not be bombarded by mircrowave radiation durint the flight, thank you for not having wi-fi onboard, we appreciate it!"
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable"
Pros: "Cheap price"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "Airline was so attentive when our flight was delayed. I would definitely fly with frontier again!"
Cons: "No complementary meals included... not even snacks and beverages."
Pros: "crew and price excellent"
Cons: "baggage policy on Frontier is unclear. Security concern at Ohare as people brought bottles of water on board"
Pros: "Wasn' detlayed"
Cons: "Have to pay for every little extra thing"
Pros: "Not much to say about the flight...it was a standard coach-class flight. At least they got me my drinks when I wanted them."
Cons: "I felt deceived about the price. Like probably most people, I shopped around for a ticket, and Frontier appeared to have the cheaper price. I was shocked to find i had to pay for a carry-on, and more shocked i had to pay for a seat. So, in total - post-purchase, I had to spend another $150, roughly 46% more than the ticket price I booked. I get it...the state of the airlines, paying for baggage is becoming a thing. but this was just another level, without warning. it was a bait and switch. I won't fly Frontier again."
Cons: "No allowed carry-on items without charging high bag prices. Competitive ticket prices with no competitive services. Extremely primitive email alert system. You have to pay additional fees for a seat after booking. Uncomfortable seats and rows with a metal coaster for a tray table. No entertainment on 3+ hour flight. No complimentary amenities. No class. Will not be flying again."
Cons: "As someone who has never flown frontier before, I was unprepared for the MANY hidden fees that came from 1)choosing seats 2) carrying on hardly any baggage. If an airline claims to give cheaper flights, they should either get rid of these fees (since there is no way to actually avoid them), or simply be up front and work them into the price."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants."
Cons: "Pilot apparently didn't have a voice and never once talked to the passengers even when experiencing bad turbulence."
Cons: "The flight was fine.. We didn't know that we have to pay a luggage fee for a carry on for $45.. I was surprised when they told us to pay since carry on so far in other flights were free.. The seats weren't comfortable since it doesn't recline. This plane really is only good for probably a one hour flight not 4 hours because you can't even relaxed and reclined your seat.. All food you have to pay including water.. I will never fly frontier ever again..."
Pros: "flight was cheap and a direct flight"
Cons: "-Seats didn't recline -no WiFi -all drinks cost money (they didn't even give out water)"
Pros: "Felt queasy and female attendant was extremely gracious and comforting"
Pros: "Getting there 20 mins early"
Cons: "Had to pay for my carry on The chairs didn't go back It was very cold on the plane"
Pros: "i would like a refund"
Cons: "when they didn't refund my money.... lost $500 on canceled flight, hotel, taxi, rent a car, taxis..etc."
Cons: "Seats are one inch thick, and don't recline. 5" tray table is shorter than my cell phone. Pay separately for carry on, drinks, snacks, and pretty much everything except sitting on the airplane. No wifi. Never flying frontier again."
Pros: "Got to LA safely and pretty much on time."
Cons: "We left late, without a lot of communication about what was happening in the meantime. One of the flight attendants kept announcing that we wouldn't take off if people didn't sit down, before the flight. I also think Frontier should be more clear when you're buying your flight that you have to pay for having a carry-on."
Pros: "Crew and boarding."
Cons: "Pricing, so called insurance that is offered at check out, the websites rediciulous layout so hard to find what I was looking for. The amount of space on the plane. It made a four hour flight so uncomfortable and feel like eternity."
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