Pros: "The crew was friendly and professional"
Cons: "Comfier seats, more leg room"
Pros: "Staff has been amazing from start to end. From check-in to onboard the plane, everyone was courteous and a delight! You’re a winner Alaska Airlines!!!!"
Cons: "WiFi didn’t work on my laptop for movies. Otherwise, great flight!"
Pros: "Seating choice"
Cons: "Boarding wasn't as bad as Delta... god they suck"
Cons: "Late departure as the crew arrived late. Late arrival causing me to miss a connection"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and instead of getting a cancellation notice, I received a “your flight has been updated” email which indicated that my flight was changed from Wednesday to Friday. Unacceptable!!!"
Pros: "Entertainment system."
Cons: "Cabin crew."
Pros: "Overall pleasant experience"
Pros: "On timeseats"
Cons: "Seats too narrow and short."
Pros: "Plane was new - excellent entertainment system w a lot of movies to choose from; very nice staff; departed early; arrived early; got our bags within minutes of getting off plane. Probably one of the best flight experiences we have had."
Cons: "Nothing - everything was excellent! If there was something they could improve upon. It would be either improving the quality of the earphones or enable passengers to use their Bluetooth earphones."
Pros: "I loved the speedy boarding process and atmospheric lighting aboard the plane and the complimentary coffee."
Cons: "Crew was detached and came off unfriendly. Seats hurt to sit in after two hours. A 5 hour plane ride is uncomfortable and hot even with fan on. WiFi too expensive for my budget."
Cons: "Nothing, all was perfect!"
Pros: "Pleasantly surprised, nice journey the whole way"
Pros: "The flight attendants were wonderful. The seats are very comfortable. While waiting for the flight at the airport, an employee was offering everyone free snacks and drinks. I will use this airline exclusively in the future."
Cons: "There is nothing bad to say."
Cons: "Flight from PHL to PORTLAND delayed 3.5 hrs due to weather... ok that’s a safety thing. But then the pilots couldn’t fly us to Portland due to shift restrictions. Told us they had to stop in BOISE for fresh pilots and no one was leaving the plane. Got there and they made everyone get off the plane and take their belongings with them. Meanwhile since we already missed our connecting flight from Portland to Bellingham they rescheduled us from Portland to SEATTLE to Bellingham later that night but while stopped in Boise we managed to get on a flight directly to Seattle and our son picked us up there instead of Bellingham. We were told our checked bags would go to their tagged destination so we drove to Bellingham to collect them. Not so. Luggage is missing."
Pros: "Roomier than most flights. Pilot explained a delay. Friendly staff. Order what you want when you want on screen."
Cons: "The stewardess, the time waiting on the tarmac and the many, many, many delays. Also my seating in the middle seat. I am elderly and handicapped and I requested a change and was turned down by the stewardess in very clipped tone of voice."
Pros: "There was an infant in the seat next to mine and before I ever got to it I was moved to first class. It was a classy move. I will fly Alaska airlines anytime!"
Pros: "There seemed to be more legroom than usual and the flight attendants were responsive. There was an excellent selection of movies to choose from and passengers could order from a small selection of free beverages during the flight."
Cons: "A small snack of some sort would have been nice, as would headphones. Despite the selection of films to watch, they had to be viewed as close captioned (which not all were) unless passengers had brought their own headohones. It would also have been pleasant to see even one of the flight attendants smile at least once."
Pros: "Very curtious employees. Seat room was better than most."
Pros: "Cost of flight was reasonable"
Cons: "Verbally ATTACKED BY FLIGHT ATTENDANT NAMED TOM Alaska Airlines June 5, 2018 Confirmation code: FYHBFZ Depart Philadelphia 8:15am to San Fransisco Flight # 1153 FLIGHT ATTENDANT SHOULD BE FIRED"
Pros: "Ustomer service at the gate"
Pros: "Quick direct flight, easy check-in"
Cons: "Small space"
Pros: "Despite the heavy snowfall at the end of our flight and elsewhere in the country, Alaska Airlines did a great job of keeping us up to date on the delays. They were eve able to make up much of the 45 minute time loss in flight to get us to our destination. The flight crew was in high spirits throughout the flight as well."
Cons: "There was an obnoxious rattling in one of the overhead bins - maybe because the props were spinning faster to get us to our destination 30 minutes quicker. But the flight attendant did everything she could to try to silence it. Eventually, she won the battle."
Pros: "The part where I got off the plane."
Cons: "Late by an hour taking of, sat next to heavy people both side. walk way side you would think is no issue but the guy was so heavy that you was in the walk way. I received far to many crotch and butt rubs on my shoulder and a couple times to my face from people squeezing by. My seat should be my seat, it’s what I paid for. The continuous invasion of my already very small personal space just makes flying so unopealing."
Pros: "They were helpful and polite while boarding and flying. They even give you a complimentary glass of wine or beer on board. All in all my experience was extremely pleasant. They have been much better than my experience last week with united. I would very much recommend Alaska if you have the option."
Pros: "Alaska airlines has got it together, probably the best airline company out there. Customer service, punctuality, comfort, baggage department are all top notch!!! I'm so glad they're in Philadelphia so I can come back to this tightly run ship after struggling with other airlines for years!!! My experience was AWESOME!!!!"
Pros: "Great flight on tomen comfortable seats"
Pros: "om time"
Cons: "We were rerouted through Helena, MT and had to rent a car and drive 2 hours to our destination. Due to the limited services into Montana through Alaska Airlines, we would highly consider another airline to accommodate future trips."
Pros: "By far the best airline I've ever flown! Wow! They have it figured out and have an excellent crew!"
Pros: "The ability to get to Montana in 3 1/2 hours. The only reason I fly squashed in a tin can."
Cons: "Being squashed in a tin can and not being able to recline. I never feel my comfort is any kind of a goal by an airline. Only one goal for the airline. Profit. Can't even say safety is a high priority because how the heck can you get out of a plane when there's no space to walk. Passengers need more space not less. But can't do that it'd lower your profit."
Cons: "There was freezing air blowing on my feet!"
Pros: "Everything about the flight was pleasant. The crew were friendly and helpful, the flight was smooth and ran on time. I liked the organic snack box. I would definitely fly Alaskan again and recommend it to my friends."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about!"
Pros: "We left on time, and arrived 30 minutes early. Crew was fantastic and very attentive."
Pros: "Very comfortable plane and excellent crew"
Pros: "Excellent, quick service. Luggage picked up and brought down efficiently from the plane."
Cons: "Passengers weren't informed prior that the walk to the plane was very long."
Pros: "The plane was clean. The crew was extremely friendly- always had a smile. Tablets for rent and with "free" entertainment on tablet. Boarding is from back of the plane- no groups."
Cons: "Returned on red eye - too many lights on making it difficult to sleep. Not providing free movies, etc on a cross country trip. M"
Pros: "Quick flight- friendly staff"
Cons: "Landing was a bit abrupt but not scary."
Cons: "No beverage or snack service whatsoever. And when asked about water to the flight attendant, she looked pissed off like she couldn't be bothered. She didn't do anything but eat her own snacks at the back of the plane the whole time! Also this plane has only a chemical toilet. Very poor experience. Plane is also super small."
Pros: "Friendly, caring crew."
Cons: "Wi-Fi would be nice."
Cons: "Crew at gate never kept us informed . Did not board us at time they had posted and never announced that. I ended up just standing in a line that formed that how I knew to board. Seats were way to small and the attendant hit my arm with beverage cart. She never announced she was coming through and didn't apologize just speed by. Pilot never came oup on speaker to talk with us either"
Pros: "Left on time. Quick boarding process & really liked that the back rows got to board first. Friendly staff. Arrive on time, even a bit early."
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "All legs of my trip from San Jose to Seattle to Philadelphia and back were all delayed; so much so that on the trip to Philadelphia, I had to be rebooked on Delta; and on the trip back to Seattle, I almost missed my flight due to a 50 minute delay on the runway waiting. I found out that "officially", the plane was "on time" because the plane closed the doors on time. Also, same thing from Seattle to San Jose, we were delayed 30 minutes due to a tire that needed replacement. Again, "officially" we were on time, because the doors had closed and we were just sitting inside the plane."
Pros: "They offer complimentary beer & I think that's cool. I also like the moldable headrest."
Cons: "Seats are smaller than usual economy."
Cons: "I wish they offered something other than cookies. Even peanuts is a nice option."
Pros: "Such an easy flight! The flight crew is always amazing"
Cons: "Great flight. No issues."
Cons: "Breakfast could have been offered."
Cons: "Delayed flight ruined it."
Pros: "Great crew, nice plane, awesome entertainment"
Pros: "Missed it"
Cons: "Give back money"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Landed early."
Cons: "Reclining seats"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable"
Cons: "The temperature, it was kind of hot."
Cons: "There was huge issues with our original plane and the lady at the desk was horrible with communication to all the passengers waiting for the flight updates. The one time I finally asked her if there was any updates, after almost 1.5 hours of delay and waiting, she took a very rude and snappy tone."
Cons: "Safe and happy travel!"
Pros: "Good communication about weather and delay"
Cons: "No delay. Consider dropping the $75 standby fee."
Pros: "Not much I liked"
Cons: "The crew were the worst Delta crew I’ve ever had. Sat 1st class and waited 1 hour from sitting in my seat untill I was offered a beverage. Asked for a snack and was told to wait until the basket was brought around, 20 minutes later. Asked for coffee, it was terrible and served with attitude."
Pros: "VERY small plane and small narrow seats"
Cons: "Yes...not change my flight at the last minute and causing me to miss my connecting flight. Then making me reschedule my flight with only options that I now have (2) layover and then arrive in Korea another day later, that then caused me to miss my college orientation day!"
Pros: "small and uncomfortable"
Cons: "respectful size seat"
Pros: "On time this time"
Cons: "The comfort seats are not that comfortable"
Pros: "This was my daughter’s first solo travel home from college. She said the staff was helpful and kind. She loved that the flight was not over crowded. It was a smooth flight."
Cons: "Only negative thing she could say was her flight was delayed an hour. But that isn’t terrible considering all the holiday travelers."
Pros: "Good customer service in person"
Pros: "chwcking in was very easy."
Cons: "No in board beverages. On flight from RDU to PHL beverages were served."
Cons: "I had a 4 hour layover in Minneapolis, there was another flight to Denver that I meant I could’ve been home three hours earlier had I done standby, but because I had a cheaper ticket I was not allowed that opportunity. That makes absolutely no sense to me seeing as my flight was packed. I’m sorry my flight saved me money"
Pros: "the flight was quick and it was fine. flight crew was polite and professional."
Cons: "i didn’t like that my knees were in the row in front of me, and we hit some pretty scary bumps. i get really anxious about turbulence."
Pros: "Ease of check in and friendly people"
Pros: "Did not wait for luggage."
Cons: "Food was marginal. Equipment had low ceiling under carry on shelf. No entertainment."
Pros: "Delta provided great entertainment options and it felt like endless food and drinks. The seats were also a bit more spacious than usual"
Cons: "They cancelled my ticket and did not inform me. Horrible exlefywith JustFly.com Beware of this organization"
Pros: "The exit row seat on this leg out of PHL to SLC did recline! No need for Delta Comfort+ unless you want to get off of the plane ... faster."
Cons: "For some reason, the pilot couldn't figure out how to adjust the cabin temperature for the first hour or so. This made the flight (and I was sitting in an exit row seat, right by the door which is usually cooler) uncomfortably hot and muggy. Food? No food. Thank goodness for Delta Lounge (even if it was the one in PHL). Just snacks make this a poor option for many. I don't know what is up, but the USB charger on the two monitors didn't work and neither did the outlet between the seats. And I have two different sets of cables "just in case" and they're the 3-in-1 so I can try to charge multiple devices (Apple, Android and Samsung) but nothing worked."
Pros: "Staff personalities"
Cons: "Waited extra 20 mins after door closed to-complete loading luggage"
Pros: "Staff was very courteous, the flight was smooth."
Cons: "There was no TV's on this flight."
Pros: "There was one helpful lady"
Cons: "Flight was rerouted and rebooked twice. I’m stuck in Detroit overnight, and won’t be getting to Monterrey until tomorrow afternoon. Thanks, delta!"
Pros: "Uneventful flight - boarding was great and there were no hassles."
Cons: "No food. No onboard entertainment."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and it set off a slew of connection problems."
Pros: "Flight attendants were really kind"
Cons: "We were an hour late to leave so I missed my connecting flight and am currently stuck in Minneapolis for nearly 8 hours now"
Pros: "Stewardesses were sympathetic but could do nothing."
Cons: "A few flurries out of Philadelphia and flight is delayed 2.5 hrs, we therefore miss our connection and all they wanted us to do was spend 2 days in airport until next flight. Finally reached a compassionate soul at customer service who got creative and routed us to BCN via ATL, Miami and Madrid."
Pros: "Crew was very attentive and curtious. Boarding was a bit more chaotic than usual and the gate agent made no announcement about boarding procedure, which certainly contributed to the scrum resulting. I arrived from the Skyclub several minutes prior to boarding time and was unable to find a path through to the Priority Boarding Lane. As boarding began she had to redirect at least seventy-five percent of those in front of me as they were not in First Class. Had she made one or more clear announcements about boarding procedure I rather doubt such a misunderstanding would have occurred with so many."
Cons: "For the third Delta flight in a row (all First Class) the crew did not make any effort to keep economy class cuctomers form storing bags in the First Class overhead or using the only First Class laveratory during flight. This flight I was unable to utilize the laveratory even once due to this excessive and continuous useage. Trying to do my bit to reduce our carbon footprint, yet I am sorely tempted to return to charter service when disrespect of the airlines own basic service class rules gets piled on top of TSA hassles."
Pros: "I had a window seat"
Cons: "bumpy flight"
Pros: "Flight attendant insisted to take my jacket. She didn’t return led. I forgot jacket in Cincinnati"
Cons: "I need my jacket"
Pros: "As usual, Delta staff and crew did their best to make the flight quite enjoyable and smooth."
Pros: "I appreciated the kindness of the staff at each of our stops. From beginning to end they were polite, helpful, and kind!"
Pros: "All crew was great"
Cons: "We lost checked bag or it was taken, will loss a half day shopping for replacements. Compensation policy very unclear, not counting on getting any."
Pros: "Arrived on time crew worked had"
Cons: "my seat was BAD , no recline- right by bathroom one of which was out of order."
Cons: "Compared to such airlines like Turkish or etihad, service and comfort was lacking behind."
Pros: "Liked the plane and the leg room. Had to switch itenary due to weather and the gate agent did a great job."
Pros: "Airplane was good, boarding was fast."
Cons: "Cramped, uncomfortable tin can of an airplane. Barely tolerable for even an hour’s flight."
Pros: "Service was great. Seating was OK. It was a brand new vehicle, so the (climate/air handling) was great."
Cons: "Boarding was not well organized."
Pros: "I liked that I didn't have to pay for a carry on and the blanket they gave me in flight to stay warm it was a great flight."
Cons: "Only dislike was that the flight was ending other than that no problems"
Pros: "Flight left on time despite the problems"
Cons: "We waited for one hour to be able to board. The system crashed so we were very lucky to arrive very early to the airport"
Pros: "This was a routine fight that was handled well but Delta and crew."
Cons: "Not have 6 hour delays after people have already boarded the plane."
Pros: "Crew good. Seat cramped"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "WiFi on both ways was not working"
Cons: "Everyone was very rude and would not answer questions and flight very delayed. No bad weather conditions"
Cons: "They cancelled two of my flights in one weekend. We will not use American Airlines again."
Pros: "Non-stop flight and arrived ahead of schedule"
Cons: "No individual entertainment in seat backs and the common system wasn’t working. But, since it was an overnight flight it wasn’t that disappointing"
Pros: "I was able to sleep comfortably, even in the middle seat."
Cons: "Not been in a middle seat"
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable chair. Entertainment was great."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Great short flight"
Pros: "We arrived early and everything went off without a hitch."
Cons: "Seats were really tight. Made worse by the person in front who had him s seat back."
Pros: "On time . No significant delays cost of ticket low."
Cons: "Tiny plane with small seats never that comfortable."
Pros: "The crew was very nice."
Cons: "Couldn’t get the tv to work very well."
Pros: "The flight was early to arrive. There was also a rather frightening bit of turbulence, and the pilot explained why it had occurred, which I found very reassuring."
Cons: "The food was definitely below average. It's virtually all carbohydrates.Other airlines provide you with a printed description of the menu options, so it's easier to make a choice. "Chicken or pasta" doesn't give the passengers any idea of what they are actually choosing. This time the chicken dish was served with pearl couscous, so it was basically pasta as well. The salad I was given was brown and wilted, and while the cabin attendants were kind enough to give me two salad that were in better shape (after meal service), I just think that quality control should have prevented a inedible salad from being served in the first place. I am also extremely opposed to American Airlines Transatlantic luggage fees. Since I was moving abroad rather than taking a short trip, I was not pleased about paying 100 USD for a second bag on top of an already expensive flight."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The delay and the seat comfort for purchasing the main cabin seats was not as expected."
Cons: "I was so disappointed as soon as I walked into the plane. It was very old plane and very dated. There was no entertainment center. It was a long flight with nothing to do. :( I will never fly with American Airlines to Europe again)"
Pros: "Because he flight wasn’t full, the seat next to me wasn’t occupied, giving me a bit more space."
Cons: "Food was bland. Flight was delayed almost two hours."
Pros: "Basic flight. Super uncomfortable seats. Older plane. Cramped. Pilot was great. Flight smooth."
Cons: "Got there safe!"
Cons: "Seating is bad, one pays for the tickets then he has to pay for the seat seperraitly only the middle seat comes with the tickets."
Pros: "Nothing exceptional"
Cons: "no inflight entertainment no outlets"
Cons: "American is always delayed, every single flight."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Small seats"
Pros: "Plane was clean"
Cons: "Out of wraps, sandwich disappointing. Legroom bad."
Pros: "The boarding process was ok."
Cons: "The entertainment system failed again."
Cons: "Bathroom smell"
Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "The seats were not as good as the ones on my BA flight to Heathrow and then Rome. Also, cross country flight but no in flight entertainment. Arrived early in PHL and American would not let me move up to an earlier PHL-SFO flight since it was a code share booked with BA. Should not be my fault as when booking it indicated all four of my flights were with BA. Once booked it indicated the return flights were code share with AA. American should have allowed me on the earlier flight. That would have opened a seat on the scheduled flight which had people waiting on standby."
Pros: "I liked that food and entertainment was included without additional charges, even a glass of wine."
Cons: "Not too comfortable to sleep in."
Pros: "Smooth flight on time."
Cons: "After flying from Denver to Philly, I had anticipated an hour and a half layover. First email came speaking of a delay, then second, then about five emails later American Airlines notified me that there will be a 4 hour delay. To get from Philly to avoca on a flight is half an hour. On a bus, its two hours. If an airline knows there will be a four hour delay, how do you not provide that service? I watched plent of other flights go to AVP and even to Allentown, no one could offer one of those options to me? Cold, compressed and miserable experience."
Pros: "It was just great"
Pros: "Pretty good dinner and breakfast, complimentary wine"
Cons: "Slow flaky entertainment system didn't work at all in some seats, needed multiple 10-minute reboots in other seats. I was unable to complete a 2 hour movie on a 9 hour flight. No internet."
Cons: "The flight leg PHL-LIS was the most unconfortable transatlantic trip I ever experienced. The plane was small, tight and no head support made this the worst transatlantic flight of my life, easily comparable to any low cost airline."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled"
Cons: "not enough space for legs, no food, flight attendants not especially nice, a long delay, ..."
Pros: "Love these Non-stop to Austin even though they are always full. Thanks for this luxury of non having to transfer in Dallas."
Cons: "The down side is that these planes are smaller so we didn't have any entertainment and therefore no place to charge digital devices. There is however, wifi to purchase."
Pros: "Arrived early and flight wasn't packed."
Pros: "There were empty seats close to me, so that was great. The food was pretty good and it was nice that the wine was free."
Cons: "The screen on the back of the seat in front of me did not work well at all so it was difficult to watch movies. (I had to press multiple times to change the screen from one display to another.)"
Cons: "LONG LINES at passport check, LONGER LINES after we picked up the luggage. There were only two people working after the luggage pickup for hundreds of passengers. People were fighting and yelling and it was an awful experience. We then had to go through SECURITY AGAIN to get to our transfer plane. Our plane was late, otherwise it would have been very tight schedule."
Pros: "good timing"
Cons: "snacks and beverages..."
Pros: "our original flight was cancel due to snow, and we were placed at a hotel and food vouchers were given as well"
Cons: "no head set were passed out making video entertainment useless"
Cons: "Staff was not friendly at all"
Pros: "The attendants were helpful and Kind"
Cons: "Prices, again."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Small plane"
Pros: "the crew handled the lengthy delay as well as they could, seems like they didn't have any information either which is ridiculous."
Cons: "We boarded the plane at 1:30 for a 2:00 flight, there was a filter out in one of the three bathrooms; the option to take a 45 min flight without use of the restrooms was there, we were told to use the restroom if we needed to before the flight so everyone did... then we continued to sit on the ground for two hours. After two hours we were allowed to get off the plane, 20 minutes later back onto the plane, backed away from the gate and then pulled into a different gate and were told to get back off the plane. At this point we were given no info or direction but to go talk to special services if we want to re-book a different flight (sold out until at the earliest 8:15pm). After about an hour they announce they are re-boarding the original plane, takes another 45 minutes to board the plane, then we are told two separate issues caused this lengthy delay one was a filter in the bathroom and the other was a thermostat... seems like very basic standard maintenance issues that could have been avoided with routine checks. We were offered zero compensation, the trip took over 6 hours in all to fly from Philadelphia PA to Boston MA; a trip I could have driven in less time. I continue to have issues with American Airlines and "mechanical" delays, the last flight i was on From Charlotte to Baltimore was delayed an hour due to a strap in the cargo area. I don't understand the logic behind the decisions made to hold the full plane over 5 hours instead of taking a 45 minute flight, but I will say the crew was very apologetic and handled the situation well."
Cons: "Seats need to be bigger (wider)"
Pros: "First flight I’ve been on where United airlines has adequate leg room for a tall person. A newish airbus plane. I’ve been avoiding United for a number of years cause their planes tend to be very uncomfortable for taller passengers. This is the seat spacing that all airlines should have."
Pros: "Amazing experience"
Cons: "No, everything was perfect"
Pros: "The attendants were amazing, fun, attentive and provided for a very quick four-hour trip!"
Cons: "Not one thing."
Pros: "Minimal turbulence"
Pros: "Friendly staff and efficiency"
Cons: "None that I can think of"
Pros: "Crew & flight were fine."
Cons: "Nickel & dime passengers for everything"
Cons: "The flight was delayed more than 4 hours. It was a bad experience with United."
Pros: "I liked the extensive entertainment options."
Cons: "I didn’t like that for about 10 hours there is no meal service."
Pros: "Not many people on board. Had the 2 seat row to myself."
Cons: "Bathroom was disgusting"
Pros: "Crew was great, and boarding was a breeze."
Cons: "For the price, there should be better food, and a bit more breathing room."
Cons: "Flight was uncomfortable. Airline lost my luggage and were very rude when i only asked questions as to what could have happened! Never flying with United again. I still don't have my luggage."
Pros: "Crew was helpful and everything went as planned"
Cons: "Smaller seats"
Pros: "All was good. Flight attendants helpful and friendly."
Pros: "Everything! The flight left on time and landed early. Service was great and the staff was super."
Pros: "There was nothing to like...received several emails about airtraffic control problems and rescheduled flights."
Cons: "No accommodation! Nothing! It was a connecting flight and no consideration was given to that effect...just rescheduled for Friday. Some people received taxi and hotel vouchers while I received a, " all the flights are full there's nothing we can do.""
Cons: "2-1/2 hour delay due to poor maintenance"
Pros: "a little bit more foot-room than my previous flight on a different airline."
Cons: "Uncomfortably warm!!"
Cons: "The plane got delayed by more than 3 hours!"
Pros: "Landing safely."
Cons: "Everything else. I flew from PHL to IAH and was very unhappy with the experience. The gate agents were unfriendly. The bag check agents downstairs were unfriendly. I had two separate phone calls with United a week prior to the flight to understand and confirm the bag policy. This was AFTER booking my flight so they knew upfront I bought a basic economy ticket. After my first call, I understood a personal item would be free and I would be able to pay for my carry on bag, but only within 24 hours prior to the flight. I made a second call to be absolutely sure the previous agent gave me the correct information and pricing. So I paid the $25 for my carry on, checked in online, and waited at the gate while boarding at the very end because I was basic economy. They did not let me board with my bag. They requested another $50 to check my carry on with them or I would be rebooked. I struggled to afford the flight, let alone the carry on fee I had paid in advance. I literally did not have the money, and even if I had the cash, they only accept plastic. What blew me away was they weren't asking me to check my carry on because of the size. But because of my basic economy ticket, aka, the N fare. Despite checking with two employees by phone after buying my ticket and paying for a carry on in advance, there is a rule in place that states "if you have purchased Basic Economy, you will only be allowed one personal item, unless you are a Premier member or a primary card member using a qualifying MileagePlus credit card." Therefore, there is no alternative. You are a second class citizen; a no good deplorable, when you buy this ticket and there is nothing you can do to upgrade it. Only the "premier" passengers have the right to bring a carry on aboard even if you think you're paying for the privelage. What I was expected to somehow understand after asking two United employees prior if I could purchase the right to bring a carry on bag aboard, was to CHECK my CARRY ON downstairs or learn the hard way. Wow. What a ruthless way to learn this lesson. I waited 7 more hours to board the next available flight. What a nightmare. I thought I had did the appropriate research necessary and planned in advance to avoid these situations. Checking in online and contacting customer service prior is no longer the convenience it used to be. Even if you've done your research, bring additional funds with you. Even if you check in online and have a digital boarding pass, always check in with a real human prior to entering the TSA security line. A side note, United is trying to save money while "speeding up" the process by forcing you to use a computer to hand over your checked luggage. Speaking with a human now is a monumental struggle."
Pros: "Flight wasn't full so got to sit w/o middle seat psgr."
Cons: "UA app for in flight movie kept losing contact or sound."
Pros: "Clean aircraft, swift flight"
Cons: "Seat was changed to last row/middle seat (not what initially booked or confirmed with online check-in). Before takeoff, attendant moved all passengers in back row to alternate seats. Which meant that I was no longer traveling with my colleague. Unfortunately, that made our intended meeting time impossible."
Cons: "Just give free wi fi already"
Cons: "I didn't realize how you can no longer be accommodated without being charged for everything."
Cons: "The planes seem to need a little bit of refurbishing"
Pros: "My flight stopped for over 2 hours for refueling which caused me to miss my coneccting flight, plus 2 other reschedual flights. Then no one would accomodate me on account of this. Never flying united again"
Pros: "All good, no complaints!"
Cons: "Hour late taking off and customer service terribleness!"
Pros: "The incoming plane was delayed due to 'equipment prep'. Since it was connecting me to my longer leg, I was nervous. The crew did a great job of deplaning everyone and getting the plane ready for our flight with very minimal delay."
Cons: "It was a quick 30 minute flight and everything was fine."
Pros: "The seats and the price"
Cons: "How far back I was"
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and attentive to my needs. I like good service and friendliness so for this experience I give 5 stars"
Cons: "I was uncomfortable in my seat but that's expected on an airplane"
Pros: "Drinks and cookies were good. On-flight attendants were polite."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 4 hours at night due to repairs. Luckily, they placed me in a hotel. However, it was probably the worst hotel that I have every stayed (uncomfortable bed, bad pillows, smokey smell, etc.). The next morning while boarding, the gate attendant was extremely rude and unprofessional. I will spend a little extra to not fly with United if possible."
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"
Cons: "The tv kept shutting on and off"
Pros: "Free beverage and snack. Flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "Sat inside the airplane for more than an hour! It was horrible. Why have the customers board the aircraft when crew members know that we're going to be delayed due to weather?! Ridiculous."
Pros: "The crew was nice and great with the three very young kids sitting in front of me. Left and landed on time!"
Cons: "Very cramped seating. The on flight entertainment kept searching for a satillite signal, only ever staying on for 30 seconds before searching for the next 3 minutes."
Pros: "Seats are comfy"
Cons: "Food service sucks"
Pros: "I'm handicapped and the help getting from terminal to terminal. The people were very helpful."
Cons: "I have metal leg braces. I had to remove them to get in the seat. So the flight was uncomfortable. It would be nice if the plane could have handicapped seating.I know I wouldn't have minded paying a little more for comfortable seating."
Cons: "First leg delayed on Tarmac for over an hour so I missed my connection. Then united rebooked me for the next day but gave me no voucher or money towards a hotel so I had to get one myself since it was all night in the Houston airport.mthem the rebooked flight had mechanical problems we had to change airplanes, and gates/terminals and were delayed another 2.5 hours. It was terrible."
Cons: "My connection to YYZ was cancelled and I was not even rebooked to the next flight. I needed to buy a ticket on Air Canada in order to get there. Every time I fly United I find myself asking "why in the hell am I flying United?""
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Very delayed flight No updates for departure, empty desk until it was time to depart, for why we sat on the runway for so long, no update on landing time or that we were starting descent"
Cons: "I didn't like that on the way to Philly I could watch movies on my device, but on the way back I would have had to pay to use the seat-back system."
Pros: "On time bags made connection"
Pros: "Crew very friendly!"
Cons: "No entertainment (video screens ) on board flight."
Pros: "The boarding was very smooth."
Cons: "The passengers behind me had a baby on board that cried throughout the whole flight."
Pros: "First leg of the flight I flew first class and it was first class service. Attendant service was perfect. Flew economy on second leg. Service was great also."
Cons: "Second leg of flight flew economy. Room is too small for my 6'2" frame."
Pros: "Friendly service, nice and comfortable."