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$316 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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American Airlines
Overall score based on 45,050 reviews
7.5
Boarding
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Comfort
7.8
Crew
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Entertainment
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Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew seemed friendly and considerate"
Cons: "Flight from SLT was delayed by weather, so our flight left almost one hour late."

Pros: "The crew did a great job."
Cons: "Seating is very uncomfortable."

Pros: "amazing seat and awesome crew couldn't ask for more"

Cons: "Bigger seat"

Pros: "The most cramped seats ever"

Pros: "The free movie"

Pros: "WiFi"
Cons: "Had to take shuttle to other side of airport which took over an hour. Very very poor experience. Also, Seats had no room pull down table."

Pros: "The flight crew was terrific, and the pilot provided good information on the cause of the delay, and expected deoarture and arrival."
Cons: "We were 80 minutes late leaving Portland. Fortunately I did not have a connecting flight and the late arrival was a nuisance and not a problem."

Pros: "Landed safely and on time. Crew was nice."
Cons: "Cramped. Older plane missing USB plugs. Entertainment requires an app. Bathroom door still has ashtray. Should have been cheaper for what I got which was a regular ticket for a 5'8" 160lb person."

Pros: "Everything was ok."
Cons: "very little service"

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Flight attendant was very brash. Guy next to me smelled like an ashtray which made everything worse."

Pros: "N/a"
Cons: "Flights from PDX to BOS cancelled. Rerouted to PHX. All flights out of BOS, DC, Philly cancelled. I missed my Habitat for Humanity trip, not getting any refunds on flights or hotels. Out thousands and no one is helping me."

Pros: "A nice uneventful trip"

Pros: "TSA PRE√ went fast and easy."
Cons: "Seats are miserable to try to sleep on an overnighter."

Cons: "Seats smaller than before."

Pros: "Flight was one time. Flight crew was also polite and attentive."
Cons: "Plane was more cramped than the flight to Portland, even though both planes were 737's."

Cons: "Not BA's fault, but I didn't like the long flight. I liked the pillow and blanket provided."

Pros: "Overall solid flight"

Pros: "Nice flight once we finally boarded!"
Cons: "Flight was late causing me to run for my connecting international flight in LAX."

Pros: "Entertainment Captain Food"

Pros: "I liked the inflight entertainment."
Cons: "The flight attendants going down the middle aisle and bumping me as I had an aisle seat."

Pros: "Entertainment and meals"
Cons: "Crew could of been friendlier"

Pros: "Once in the air things went well."
Cons: "We spent more time on the tarmac than in the air. The plane was unusually noisy on landing. There was little room"

Pros: "The movies were great. Staff wonderful, accommodating."
Cons: "I absolutely hated the flight from pdx to Minnesota. Plane felt unsafe, smelly & generally scary."

Pros: "Very efficient crew. Pleasant enough"
Cons: "Bumpy flight, obviously not something that could be helped (tho the pilot came on and said he was hoping to find a smoother altitude, greatly appreciate him trying!)"

Cons: "Holding pattern over Dallas for 45 minutes."

Pros: "The in flight entertainment was perfect, new, and relevant. I also had an empty seat between myself and another passenger so my legs weren't as cramped."

Pros: "Ticket agents at all airports were helpful and very considerate."
Cons: "We were not able to print our boarding passes the day before as expected per the website and purchase docs for the tickets, despite providing passport numbers (several times) and Global Entry registrations. Had to go to a ticket desk at first departure and third departure points to have them printed, with no explanations given. Also not allowed to choose our seats for the third leg. Food was barely edible. Paid extra for roomier seats on one leg, making it more comfortable, but were extremely tight on another leg which had many empty seats scattered throughout the cabin. Cabin attendants seemed more interested in pushing items that generated revenue than providing the ones that came with the ticket (which is never cheap to begin with)."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Every single bit. Was horrible and the crew was just aweful."

Cons: "Due to mechanical issues our 8am flight kept getting delayed in 30 minute increments until around 9:45 when the front desk attendants told us the necessary part had to be driven from Seattle and wouldn't be available until noon, and that their was no certainty the part would work, and that we should make other arrangements. So we did, but their earliest we could get us into Chicago was 9:30pm (original arrival was 2pm). We booked the arrangements only to find out that our original flight took off at 10:55 and American didn't even attempt to contact us. The cherry on top was that our flight (which was indirect through SFO) got delayed and we're now going to miss our connection in SFO. So currently looking at 10:30pm arrival in Chicago."

Pros: "Friendly staff ice landong"
Cons: "No leg room & I am only 5'6' & slim."

Pros: "Snacks"
Cons: "They wouldn't allow me to check my bag at the main gate so I had to go through security and check it at the boarding gate. Souvenirs were confiscated because the bag couldn't be check sooner. Then they tagged my bag with the wrong name and destination. It was 48 hours later before I got my bag."

Pros: "The crew is caring and attentive. AA is upgrading all their planes and the individual monitors so you can watch and/or listen to any entertainment you wants. Plane left on time and arrive early, making transfer less stressful."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "."

Pros: "Timeliness"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Baggage charge. I always try and fly with southwest if possible no baggage fee and they have an overall better vibe for the flyers"

Pros: "On my return I had my own seat! Not nearly as cramped. Had soda and pretzels. The air magazine was latest issue! The attended was nice."
Cons: "The seats needed to be shampood."

Pros: "Entertainment and great beverage options"

Pros: "Comfort, convienience. Great service. Will fly again."

Pros: "The switch up w amaerican air Can't find flight for check in no one is on the phone over night. Finally figured out the prob. Did like amer air And all the shuttling. Chaos"

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment and no free WiFi. Also food choice was not the greatest"

Pros: "The flight attendants were super nice. The flight went smoothly."
Cons: "Let's get some tvs on the backs of the seats!"

Cons: "I used to fly with American Airlines a lot more and every time the staff somehow finds a way to be rude and ruin my day so I try to avoid this airline. On this particular flight it was the very rude asian flight attendant that really set the mood. The attitude of the staff really makes or breaks the experience and it seems like American Airlines doesnt care about the quality of thier employees"

Pros: "Pretty comfortable"

Cons: "Numerous delays and disappointments. Two delays before boarding. Another long delay after boarding waiting for paperwork to be completed. Long taxi period. Waited over half hour for baggage claim conveyor to start rolling."

Pros: "The in flight attendants were very helpful. They never got upset with anyone when I got walked passed my seat while boarding and had traffic backed up while boarding.Such a pleasant flight. I would rather fly American Airlines than spirit, United."
Cons: "The only thing I can say I didn't like was the vents did not blow the air condition hard enough. .."

Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "The flight, attendants, timeliness"
Cons: "Unable to check in unless paying extra for only available seats. At DFW was scolded for nit checkibg in sooner and was assigned "the last seat" because of overbooking. Same today trying to check in JAN to DFW. Must pay extra or wait untill get to airport.Reserved months ago. Assign seat upon reservation!"

Pros: "Flights were all on time. Crew was lovely."
Cons: "The usual: hard to get in and out to go to bathroom. I would have liked to sit in emergency row as I noticed few people were in those seats but I didn't know how to have secured those seats so I just sat where I was assigned."

Pros: "Fast. Easy. Gave me free seat with more room"
Cons: "Such a tiny plane.... crowded. Made you pay for wifi."

Pros: "Crew was fine, very friendly"
Cons: "Small sear back pockets, having to pay extra to take a carryon onboard!"

Cons: "Both flights were late, seriously late."

Pros: "the soda water was good."
Cons: "It was late, as almost all United flights are. sad."

Cons: "Plane departed 2 hrs late,taxied 40 min in San Fransisco for lack of access to gate"

Cons: "The entertainment selections were awful for such a long flight. Also there should be meals provided for such a lengthy flight."

Pros: "I missed the gotdamn flight"
Cons: "I missed"

Pros: "PenAir computer systems were down in Denver, so flight was about 30 minutes late. Crew was good tho."

Pros: "The fact that we made it alive."
Cons: "Everything else. Take a sleeping pill an hour before the flight and sleep as soon as you sit down. Or else you will need a miracle to survive the boredom of the flight."

Pros: "It was a new plane ...but the same old rules..."

Cons: "Terrible uncaring old waitresses overweight, no room for luggage no room for even walk in the plane, kept asking to turn off devices when it is well known devices don't cause any problem. No free internet. Old tired planes, terrible third world airline."

Pros: "Efficient boarding, smooth flight"
Cons: "Seat was hard and uncomfortable, air was stuffy, little fan wasn't blowing enough"

Pros: "Didn't crash"
Cons: "Get my to my destination on time. I missed my connection and will be 5 hours late to my destination, missing most of Father's Day"

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The leg room & the service"

Cons: "Paying $25 to check a bag each way just to be able to do early check in on the app. I only had a carry on. Total scam. Shady AF. Also the United entertainment in the app does not work with Bluetooth headphones on an iPhone."

Pros: "Left on time and arrived early! Yeah"
Cons: "They could have announced which carousel our luggage would be found."

Pros: "At least it wasn't the next day?"
Cons: "I booked A flight from in Oregon to Tucson Arizona but the layover in San Francisco . The flight from Oregon to California was delayed by an hour and a half which caused me to misconnect. United didn't offer me anything, not even a sorry. Terrible service."

Pros: "It was spacious."
Cons: "No free Wi-Fi."

Pros: "WIFI allowed access to imessage"
Cons: ""Free" movies and TV didn't work"

Pros: "Flight was fine and flight attendants were nice. Employees at the gate were less than helpful."
Cons: "United booked too many flights when they knew the destination was limiting arrivals. This delayed our flight by 3 hours. Communication to the travelers was poor and misleading."

Cons: "Multiple delays"

Pros: "Flight was great"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No Free baggage no free food"

Cons: "Neither my fiancée nor I were particularly fond of the inflight sauna. I had try dry my sweat soaked shirt in the bathroom while waiting to make my connection. If the flight had been any longer I would have opened the door to let a breeze in."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "United changed my 10 am reservation to 6:40 which meant, in addition to getting up at 4 am, missing a great free breakfast at my hotel, that I had to spend $55 on a cab rather than take public transportation to the airport. Further more, the 4+ hour layover at Newark (horrible terminal) led to 6+ hours. Arrived home at the end of an 18 hour day barely functioning."

Pros: "Friendly, comfortable service"

Cons: "Two hour delay because of scheduled runway maintenance in sfo. If it's scheduled, then why didn't United plan around that"

Cons: "Plane was hot no air and super uncomfortable"

Pros: "The crew kept us informed of the delays"
Cons: "Sitting in the plane on the runway for an hour"

Pros: "The plane was new and clean"
Cons: "The new seats where not very comfortable one crew member was very nice the other two were curt when dealing with the passengers or moving the cart up and down the isle."

Cons: "Leg room is very limited."

Pros: "The sunrise"
Cons: "I was on the wrong side of the plane!"

Pros: "Iad to Boston on board attendants"
Cons: "Flight timing excellent"

Cons: "Crowded"

Pros: "Shortest route, friendly staff."
Cons: "Flight out of Little Rock delayed 2.5 hrs dur to maintenance issues, resulting in missed connection and 4 hr delay getting to final destination."

Pros: "I was very happy with the attendants. Very friendly and helpful. The crew was very professional and informative."

Pros: "Flight was n time, boarding was fast and efficient."

Pros: "Quick to board"
Cons: "Flight was delayed a bit"

Pros: "Personable crew."
Cons: "Middle seat"

Pros: "The flight was late, overbooked, and there was a weight problem that caused further delays."
Cons: "Delays, comfort, and rudeness of the flight attendant. It was just a horrible experience all around!"

Pros: "Efficient crew"

Cons: "They made me get off the plane because I could have my lotion on the plane and wanted to check for anything else"

Pros: "my first time flying with United was exceptional. it is an overall professional airline. from on time seating to a more luxurious cabin my flight from Portland to San Francisco could not have gone better."
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Very unhappy employees. I work at Nordstrom so maybe my expectations are a bit high when it comes to customer service, but if I owned united airlines I would be ashamed of the way United employees treat people. I paid an extra 300 than I had to to get to Hartford Connecticut at the time I chose when purchasing the ticket. Every plane was delayed. EVERY FLIGHT by at least an hour. I missed my connections and was rebooked twice. the average joe customer service lines were ridiculous with the separate priority line having first dibs. The first customer service man I met with was helpful and kind. With the exception of that man and one flight attendant on my trip back to Portland, every employee was indifferent, condescending and in some cases, actually mean. I say that seriously! (I can't believe it either). I am not a difficult person to get along with and I never showed upset despite the many mishaps I encountered on this trip. Customer service is so important and could have made up for the obvious poor planning and lack of communication by which united airlines functions. Unfortunately, I would rather fly any other airline if given the choice after this trip. Even spirit (and let me tell you, I've only flown spirit once and there is a good reason for that). So disappointing. I am upset over my experience and again, will avoid this airline at all costs in the future whenever possible."
Cons: "Above."

Pros: "Flight was uneventful. Went smoothly."
Cons: "Seating wa very cramped. Long legged people were shoving their knees into my husband's back and I was unable to stretch my legs. Also, there was not a free gluten free snack available."

Pros: "I like the small size. The food and drink are so minimal it's hard to rate. The flight attendants were courteous and efficient. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The bathroom was more "used" than usual..."

Cons: "There was no food for such a long flight"

Pros: "Plane was 3 hours late missed my connection. Was due to poor maintenance of the aircraft. Will not fly United again"

Pros: "Wish there was complimentary snacks ie peanuts or crackers"

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