Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 7% drop in price.|
|January||Most popular time to fly with an average 16% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$375||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Uneventful flight! Love that!"
Cons: "The crew is just over it all. They are Tired & put out by the job. They cannot even pretend to like their jobs. Quite unfortunate."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "3-4-3 seating for a plane designed for 3-3-3 is very uncomfortable."
Pros: "I am traveling with my 79yr old infirm mother. The crew was so kind & so helpful! On the scale of 1-10 (10=Best) they were like 100! Even though my flight was delayed a bit it was still VERY GOOD! Plus the flight was amazing. The flight was also amazing. Even though we were flying though a storm."
Cons: "You couldn’t have been on time because of the storm so there’s nothing that you could have done"
Pros: "Crew was amazing considering we had a delay for a 18 minute flight due to weather. They passed out water etc.. even though they didn't have to"
Cons: "Boarding process was chaotic"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable and very cramped seating"
Cons: "The crew, the whole experience,"
Cons: "Entertainment—screen was not visible from seat and sound did not work for first hour of flight"
Cons: "The landing"
Pros: "On times and good service - half-empty plane."
Pros: "Booked via JustFly.com and I guess I did not read the fine-print. What seemed like a great deal – $475 USD for an off-peak round trip, LAX-LON-LAX, booked two months in advance – was not much cheaper, once I paid seat assignments and, new one on me, +$100 to check one non-cabin-sized bag each way."
Cons: "Please, don't bait and switch British Airways for American Airlines. I chose to fly BA for a reason, but outbound was AA. I know it's a tough job, tending to 300+ passengers on any trans-Atlantic flight, but AA comfort and courtesy were lacking. It was a different story flying home on my BA 747."
Pros: "Friendly and attentive. Communicated well throughout the flight."
Cons: "Just uncomfortable on the tiny planes."
Pros: "First Class Food (Dinner was short rib) was better than most flights. Pilot was very friendly and personable with his in-flight communications."
Cons: "Departure was delayed due to late arrival of aircraft; boarding gate was changed at PHX from A21 to B27 where there is no Admirals Club."
Cons: "Seats could have been better and inflight entertainement missing"
Cons: "I’ll never fly American Airlines again. Staff was rude and food and entertainment screen did not work"
Pros: "Smooth Flight"
Cons: "Delayed on both flights"
Cons: "The flight was over an hour late and we were not given an update until we started boarding. No alternatives were offered to those with tight connections."
Pros: "Ease of travel. Seamless boarding process."
Pros: "Staff are friendly and helpful"
Pros: "Nothing exceptional"
Pros: "I thought the service was great"
Cons: "I was surprised that there was only beverages served and no pretzels are peanuts like the other airlines"
Pros: "Crew was extremely helpful on boarding and on flight. Breezed through Passport area. Everyone went our of his/her way to answer our questions and then make suggestions."
Cons: "6hr flight with NO entertainment? Not acceptable."
Pros: "Travel time"
Cons: "No snacks on flight. The charging stations come in between legs space and very uncomfortable they got to be re adjusted. Make sure these are taken care in upcoming flights."
Pros: "Once we were in the air, the flight was average."
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to several mechanical issues but the ground crew did not communicate effectively on the issue or how long the delay would be. I understand that these issues occur, but better communications and empathy from the ground crew would have gone a long way. Boarding was also a disaster because everyone tried to board at the same time and again, the ground crew did nothing to control the situation."
Pros: "I got there in one piece. Even made my connection (barely)"
Cons: "TSA were abusing power and pulling ppl out of line like crazy. Tried to take Christmas toys from someone (and they weren’t in violation of anything. ) flight was delayed and took so long it would have been faster to drive to Charlotte. Whole airport was the most inefficient thing I have ever seen."
Pros: "Roomy seat"
Cons: "Lousy food"
Pros: "No in seat entertainment"
Cons: "Need more food options to purchase"
Cons: "Inadequate overhead baggage space."
Cons: "We booked a BA flight from Pittsburgh to Glasgow, through Philadelphia. We intentionally chose BA because we anticipated good service. We later learned that the flight was serviced by American. Our original flight was delayed one day because we missed our connection due to weather on the East Coast (after six hours at the airport). American re-ticketed us for a flight the next day. After several misstarts in Pittsburgh, we arrived in Philadelphia with minutes to spare. After running to the gate, we were then greeted with what turned out to be a four hour delay. Then, upon return, we learned that our seat selections/priority boardings were all deleted because of the re-ticketing on the on the flight out, and we spent hours on the phone and at the airport trying to get things sorted out and ensure that we had a return flight. One of the worst trips ever in my experience."
Pros: "Prompt boarding"
Cons: "I could never sync in the entertainment app and wifi"
Pros: "Everything was excellent"
Pros: "Great food and movie selection - awesome distraction from my usual flight anxiety."
Pros: "The selection of movies from VCE to PHL was awesome and so were the attendants. Great flight and staff!"
Pros: "Flight was delayed in classic AA form, ten minutes at a time, leaving you standing around the gate picking your nose with no information! An hour later we board. Our flight attendant Nicky was awesome!"
Cons: "The plane had no power outlets and spotty WiFi. Even though they knew we were late to Charlotte, they let our connection take off EXACTLY on time while dozens of us rand through the airport. AA does this to themselves, they are the worst!"
Pros: "I did like that the flight attendant checked my bag for me land was very forth coming on tips on how to save money with traveling. The fights we very smooth."
Cons: "I didn't like that airport staff didn't alert when the plane was leaving (no announcement was made and staff gave wrong information, I ended up"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Really bumpy"
Pros: "Commuter flight, got me where I needed to go. The crew and staff where really friendly, even with all the confusion of trying to move a couple with a young child out of the emergency row."
Pros: "The flight was late octavius"
Cons: "Very small niggle but it could be very frustrating for people. I watched the Hobbit trilogy on the flight. The films appear in the menu alphabetically. Viewing them this way leads to a 1,3,2 order.... There is no indication (that I saw) for the order they should be viewed."
Cons: "You wouldn't let me change my flight so I didn't even take it"
Pros: "An old aircraft but well maintained. Crew was courteous and efficient. No food or entertainment"
Cons: "Delay in receipt of baggage at Chicago"
Pros: "Flying on American Airlines like many other airlines is a frustrating experience. The added charges for baggage and seat choice are insulting when you are used to flying on southwest. It should all be covered when buying a flight. The people lining up at the door to get on the plane spill out in to the hallways and block traffic trying to get by. Southwest airlines has a number system to get on the plane and therefor avoids the crowding the entrance to get on before all the overhead space is taken. I really think american could learn a lot from Southwest airlines. I will when possible avoid this airline if there is a flight with southwest."
Cons: "Late departure. Seats were double booked. Had to delay again to sort it out."
Cons: "When the pilot took off at LGA he said "everyone here is trying to take off at the same time" so we'd be delayed by 30 min. Not once was there a mention of any other reason. By the time we got to DC I had JUST missed my connecting flight. It was listed nowhere on the departures screen and I realized I had to take an outdoor bus to the other half of the "c" terminal which was very confusing. I got there and had missed the connecting flight and stand in line for 20 min for someone to tell me that I would be stuck in DC overnight. At this point rain had started pouring and they told me that because my mishap was due to weather they would provide no meal or hotel voucher. Weather was not the issue and I was stuck in DC overnight by myself and not compensated for hotels or meals."
Pros: "Love PTO, always efficient."
Pros: "Smoothness of flight"
Cons: "Cold stewards and stewardesses"
Cons: "waiting for crew to board plan & unfortunately they were late bu 160 mins (2hrs & 40mins)."
Cons: "The only reason for the one star, is that there was no entertainment or did on the flight. So those categories didn't apply. For me, in my flight experience, it's to get to where i need to be and not to be entertained. Food and drinks aren't needed, I can get that when i get to my destination."
Cons: "1 hour delay due to maintenance but the ground crew and pilot kept us informed."
Pros: "flying in and out of COU is the best"
Cons: "Had to wait on the runway for one hour to get a gate upon arrival. Should not have departed early and told passengers that there would be a gate available, only to have to wait and circle around several times waiting for a gate."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, courteous, and nice"
Cons: "Wifi and power outlets.. even on the small planes"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, great entertainment over wifi on my iPad."
Pros: "I missed the flight because we were delayed out of NC. And I had to get a hotel since there were no more flights that night. I’m still stuck in Denver."
Cons: "Better accommodations by United."
Cons: "outlets for each seat, more space, timely manner,"
Cons: "We were delayed not once, not twice, but 3 times. Changed our gate 3 times. They changed planes twice. Then, only one agent at the gate to do everything!! I will not fly United again unless I have to!!"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive. The seat was very comfortable."
Cons: "Not sure why there was a "priority" tag on my bag because it was one of the last to come out at baggage claim so there was a HUGE line for me to wait in to get to customs. When I get a first class ticket, I expect first class service."
Pros: "Nice service, let us use the bathroom in business class, gave me a free glass of wine."
Cons: "Late departure by 1.5 hours sucks!"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Most of crew had no concern for anyone. One of the worst flights on United in several years."
Cons: "Never enough food selections"
Cons: "United just did not do it for us on either end of the trip. Miscommunication and 3 hour delays on this flight before we could board. The poor girl at the front desk had to take verbal abuse because the higher ups don't give her any truthful information t work with. Terrible."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Pros: "Someone sitting in my lap"
Cons: "How is it that I'm small and never get to use all of my seat due to the person next to me using half of it? .....and they are getting smaller....can you say cattle call?"
Cons: "2 Hours late"
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "This was a smaller plane (4 seats across). Knowing this, they didn't bring enough luggage carts, so they only brought some of the luggage to the baggage claim and didn't tell us this. 5-6 of us waited and waited and finally asked someone who told us that they had to go back to the plane to get the rest of the luggage. Those of us still waiting got to wait another half hour for our luggage. Talk all they want, United just can't seem to get it right. PS: those of us who had to wait were the ones who got to the San Antonio airport the earliest and thus our luggage was on the plane first."
Cons: "The flight was over an hour delayed out of Frankfurt. This was a flight operated by United Airlines. The outlets to charge cell phones did not work consistently. There were no individual monitors to watch movies of choice."
Pros: "That we made it with no major issues."
Cons: "Delays to land, taxi, and no TV, no outlet in the plane. Very old plane."
Pros: "The in-flight crew were very nice and no one got beat up. our flight was delayed but we got put on a later flight without issue."
Cons: "No entertainment and no free wifi and the seats hurt my beck and back. The girl who checked us in was abrasive to us and everyone in front of us in line, but maybe she wasn't trying to be, that was just her personality. Our flight got delayed which meant we missed out on seeing an old friend I hadn't seen in years, but at least we got there."
Cons: "The employees were verbally rude, borderline abusive. The airline was completely disorganized, changing our gate 3 times. Literally the worst airline experience I have had in years."
Pros: "Crew on board was very good. Also Had a connection in Houston and ground crew was very helpful. I needed a wheelchair and it was right there and would have missed the connection if I had to walk"
Cons: "Seats to tight. Person in front put his seat back the whole flight. Very"
Cons: "This flight was my third delayed United flight in under 3 days. I will not be flying with United again. Absolutely unacceptable."
Pros: "I enjoyed the speedy boarding process"
Cons: "The flight was over booked. Very crowded and when we arrived in Los Angeles we sat on the runway for over an hour"
Pros: "All the crew members were polite and smiling. I felt very welcomed and happy to be in their care."
Cons: "Red eye flights are nearly impossible for me to fall asleep during and this was the same. I sat near the window and it was quite loud the whole flight."
Pros: "It was simple, straight forward, and easy. Encountered no problems, and the crew was great."
Pros: "Attendant was nice."
Cons: "Unexpected, unannounced delay put us into Chicago 30 minutes late. I was scheduled to have a 45 minute layover, now down to 15. I was given no support getting to my next gate, that plane was not held despite the fact that I ran across the terminal to catch it."
Cons: "I didn't like how the flight attendance wasn't so friendly, I felt as if I was a bother to them."
Cons: "Flight was canceled"
Pros: "My mom is disabled and was flying alone. United was amazing. As soon as I pulled near the curb someone was there with a wheelchair. I parked the car and he waited for me. He already checked her in dropped her bag off and was waiting for me. He said that he was going to take my mom through security and bring her all the way to the gate. I was so relieved because I was not able to travel with her but felt she was in good hands."
Pros: "better seats than in the past"
Cons: "flight attendants fighting with a passenger"
Cons: "It is outrageous that those seats and that legroom is legal. Something has to change!"
Pros: "The flight was very smooth and on time"
Pros: "Quick bording, organized. Smooth flight."
Cons: "On board entertainment lacked horribly unless you are willing to pay extra. And the on flight snack was a joke."
Pros: "Flight attendants were nice,"
Cons: "Seats are much too cramped. Even for economy seat, it is difficult to move."
Pros: "First class it was owsome"
Cons: "The seats in coach were curved in a weird way. The seats made my posture bad."
Pros: "All of this trip went well, all on time, great service, no worries!"
Pros: "Crew member was excellent."
Cons: "As the ground staff had trouble loading the luggage in to the booty...plane was stranded on the runway without AC... caused unnecessary delay. We missed the connection."
Cons: "Touch screen broken on TV. I couldn't watch the films I wanted to watch."
Pros: "They gave us free direct tv"
Cons: "There was no notification or update that the electronic systems aren't working it took over 3 hrs to get checked in then another 2hours to get an electronic boarding pass. Then when we got to Houston we have to wait for the gate to open because the gate shorted out. The worse experience ever"
Pros: "Nice people working."
Cons: "The weather! And air traffic control!!"
Pros: "Great tasting food, excellent customer service, and free wine and beer! Couldnt be happier!"
Cons: "Almost a 4 hour delay. Good weather across the country so this was clearly Uniteds problem."
Cons: "flew delta on way down to liberia and they did not charge for any entertainment."
Pros: "It was ok."
Cons: "Small.plane, nasty sweet snack! Geez are peanuts that much more expensive!?"
Pros: "Boarding and deplaining went smoothly"
Cons: "Rear seats didn't recline and we're not as comfortable as other passengers"
Airlines flying from North Carolina to Columbia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights