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Airports
Origin
New York
$262
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$262
San Diego
$214
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$214
Chicago
$225
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$225
Phoenix
$127
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$127
Santa Ana
$177
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$177
Los Angeles
$198
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$198
Newark
$223
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$223
Dallas
$148
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$148
Destination
Des Moines
$127
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$127
Thu, Mar 29
PHX
DSM
2h 52m
Sun, Apr 1
DSM
PHX
3h 20m
Trip: 4 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHX
DSM
Good 6.0

It was a direct flight to Phoenix from Des Moines and a good price.

The boarding area was moved. No one was at the new gate to tell us we were at the right place. The monitor was not updated also so we would know we were at the right gate. I did not realize that not even a free beverage was provided on this over 3 hour flight. Everything had an extra charge.

PHX
DSM
Okay 4.0

45 dollar for carry on made me feel like I was getting screwed!

PHX
DSM
Mediocre 3.0

Dislike ,

Dirty plane, staff not so compassionate. Crew didn't even clean the plane before the boarding. Flight delayed by 45 minutes.

PHX
DSM
Excellent 8.0

Left on time, arrived early

Long wait for bags

PHX
DSM
Mediocre 3.6

The crew attempted to make the flight better by terribly singing Christmas songs, which only reminded me that I would miss my family Christmas due to late flight.

We sat on the tarmac for over an hour. My foot is broken and I was jammed next to window. It was was swollen before we could even take off.

Fri, Mar 30
DFW
DSM
5h 14m
Sun, Apr 1
DSM
DFW
6h 38m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54764 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.6

more room in the seats

movie choices were meh, but I guess that's a personal preference

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

LAX
NRT
Good 7.6

Staff was ind and friendly. Generous

Wish there was better food. It was okay.

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

Wed, May 16
PHX
DSM
2h 44m
Tue, May 22
DSM
PHX
3h 21m
Trip: 7 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHX
DSM
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Being contacted even though reservation was cancelled the day it was made months ago. Caused unnecessary stress that I needed to call Airline to confirm cancellation.

PHX
DSM
Good 7.3

Safe, efficient and pleasant flight. I would fly American again. I appreciate getting a soda and snack included.

No movie. I got "spoiled" on flight from Seattle to Phoenix with a movie perk. Was looking forward to another on the 2nd leg of our trip. I thought maybe it was an "American" thing. ... but apparently just got lucky on first leg.

PHX
DSM
Excellent 10.0

I paid for extra leg room and I got it. The only thing I was in the row right behind first class they require you to put all of your carry-on above even a purse. I had never had that before but I guess that's common practice.

PHX
DSM
Excellent 10.0

My wifi didn't work

PHX
DSM
Good 6.0

Checking one bag took 30 minutes. Very stressful

Thu, Apr 5
PHX
DSM
2h 52m
Tue, Apr 10
DSM
PHX
3h 00m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 13
SAN
DSM
7h 48m
Sat, Mar 17
DSM
SAN
8h 41m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

Wed, May 2
SNA
DSM
7h 00m
Sat, May 5
DSM
SNA
15h 20m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MIA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

On time Departure, Early Arrival. Excellent Flight Crew

Seats don't recline, tiny tray Table

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

Thu, May 17
PHX
DSM
2h 44m
Tue, May 22
DSM
PHX
3h 21m
Trip: 6 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHX
DSM
Good 6.0

Checking one bag took 30 minutes. Very stressful

PHX
DSM
Good 7.3

Safe, efficient and pleasant flight. I would fly American again. I appreciate getting a soda and snack included.

No movie. I got "spoiled" on flight from Seattle to Phoenix with a movie perk. Was looking forward to another on the 2nd leg of our trip. I thought maybe it was an "American" thing. ... but apparently just got lucky on first leg.

DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

PHX
DSM
Excellent 10.0

I paid for extra leg room and I got it. The only thing I was in the row right behind first class they require you to put all of your carry-on above even a purse. I had never had that before but I guess that's common practice.

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

Tue, Apr 24
LAX
DSM
16h 03m
Mon, Apr 30
DSM
LAX
16h 33m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
DCA
Mediocre 3.3

Non stop

Late flight with no explanation. No WiFi Nickel and dime you to death

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

Sat, Apr 14
EWR
DSM
3h 08m
Tue, Apr 17
DSM
EWR
2h 45m
Trip: 4 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DSM
DEN
Excellent 8.0

I had to check my carry on from DEN to DSM because flight was full which I was told I could pickup at gate.. at the gate the TSA agent was very rude to me as I was confused as where my bag was, which I had to to baggage claim.

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

ORD
FLL
Okay 4.6

Flew First Class from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. The food was a banana and the seat in front of me was broken and when it went back, it was in my lap. No one seemed to care..

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

Sat, Apr 14
DFW
DSM
11h 39m
Sun, Apr 15
DSM
DFW
2h 03m
Trip: 2 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
HKG
Okay 4.6

Tiny seats. Very uncomfortable for 17 hours.

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

DFW
SAT
Okay 4.0

It was short

Completely full plane. Ridiculously tight seat pitch. Overhead bins full. 45-minute delay for a dead-heading flight crew. Long wait for checked baggage. No beverage service because of turbulence. Flight crew out of position is a management problem, don't make it an inconvenience for a 737 full of paying passengers!

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

Fri, May 18
ORD
DSM
1h 12m
Mon, May 21
DSM
ORD
1h 21m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 2
LAX
DSM
6h 06m
Sat, May 5
DSM
LAX
5h 47m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
LAS
Okay 5.3

It was clean, and the crew did great!

Way off schedule, way to tight of space, no way to sleep being such a late flight! As far as a beverage, they were out of everything!! Nice air line for quick trips,but to fly for 4 hrs at night from leaving at 12;00am, just impossible to sleep or really relax.

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

ABQ
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

They had to fly in 2 plains to try and get us out. They didn’t offer meal vouchers until 51/3 hours into the delay.

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

MIA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

On time Departure, Early Arrival. Excellent Flight Crew

Seats don't recline, tiny tray Table

Tue, Apr 3
SAN
DSM
4h 58m
Tue, Apr 17
DSM
SAN
6h 10m
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.4

I'm not sure where the problem was - whether with AA or Royal Jordanian, but my luggage did not make it to Amman with me. In fact, there was a whole group of passengers traveling on American from different US cities, switching to RJ in Chicago, whose luggage did not come on the flight to Amman. My advice: be sure to pack enough for a couple of days in your carryon - and don't accept an offer to check your carryon to its final destination!

MKE
PHX
Okay 5.6

The crew was lovely. Really nice, and did a wonderful job with the cart service.

We ended up being deleyed about 30 minutes, in damp weather. It's not like it was snowing. Not sure why it took so long. B/c of baggage charges now everyone brings a carry on. This seems to slow the process of boarding as know passengers are asked multiple times to check baggage (for free, which is the one nice thing) before boarding b/c the overheads will be too full. Group 6 which I was in seemed like it was just the rest of the plane. Super busy, took me forever to get to my seat all the way in the back. Why don't airlines reverse board? People sitting in the back should board first. I feel like this would save so much time.

LAX
CLT
Mediocre 2.6

I got there safely.

I will never fly American Airlines again. From the moment I checked in with the ticket agent to getting off the plane it was a disaster. The ticket agent was rude, hostile, and dismissive. Employees walked through the line at security forcing everyone to consolidate their belongings to one bag. I had a large wallet in my hand and was told I had to step out of line to put it in my backpack. They only allow you one bag to carry on without paying extra. At the time of boarding they announced that the overhead storage was full so even those that paid extra were still forced to check their bags. The plane was dirty, the service was slow, overall just gross. They don’t have WiFi or in flight entertainment so I paid the $20 to purchase the WiFi. It was worthless. I couldn’t stream anything, even music kept stopping to buffer. I understand it will be slower then on ground WiFi, but it was impossible to watch anything and a complete waste of money.

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

Tue, Apr 10
JFK
DSM
5h 33m
Sat, Apr 21
DSM
JFK
7h 00m
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

Sat, May 12
SNA
DSM
7h 00m
Sat, May 19
DSM
SNA
15h 20m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

Sat, Jun 2
SAN
DSM
7h 42m
Mon, Jun 11
DSM
SAN
15h 09m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 8
SAN
DSM
8h 09m
Sat, May 12
DSM
SAN
8h 19m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28416 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
BWI
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

One of the flight attendants was nice.

AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub.

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Flight delayed by 35 minutes

MKE
PHX
Okay 5.6

The crew was lovely. Really nice, and did a wonderful job with the cart service.

We ended up being deleyed about 30 minutes, in damp weather. It's not like it was snowing. Not sure why it took so long. B/c of baggage charges now everyone brings a carry on. This seems to slow the process of boarding as know passengers are asked multiple times to check baggage (for free, which is the one nice thing) before boarding b/c the overheads will be too full. Group 6 which I was in seemed like it was just the rest of the plane. Super busy, took me forever to get to my seat all the way in the back. Why don't airlines reverse board? People sitting in the back should board first. I feel like this would save so much time.

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

PHL
AMS
Okay 4.6

Fo

Thu, Jun 14
JFK
DSM
6h 14m
Mon, Jun 18
DSM
JFK
6h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

Wed, May 16
LAX
DSM
6h 06m
Sat, May 19
DSM
LAX
5h 47m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33896 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

COS
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable and affordable

None

MIA
PHL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was smooth and fast. The travel time was a bit faster than predicted too.

With lack of reclining seats and no complimentary snacks or drinks at all, the comfort scale is lacking. Even the tray tables were replaced by miniature, undersized, pieces. Even with the discounted prices, it’s hard to want to fly with them again.

MCI
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Very smooth flight

AUS
PHX
Good 6.0

Flight was delayed

Fri, Apr 27
EWR
DSM
3h 08m
Tue, May 1
DSM
EWR
2h 45m
Trip: 5 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PWM
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing was good about this airline with the exception of the baggage crew that finally helped me in Washington Ronald Regan Airport

My flight out of Portland was canceled and it took hours to rebook. I had to fly American Airline to Washington DCA where I roamed the airport at 9pm looking for someone from United. The crew in Portland ME told me the gate person would have a hotel for me.... The baggage crew had to help me.

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Crew was nice

Plane was delayed for 4 hours, should have given us miles or a voucher

EWR
DSM
Mediocre 2.0

The plane was delayed again n again from ,7:30 pm to 11:45pm

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