Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Portland to District of Columbia
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|Flights to Washington||1h 43m|
The cheapest ticket to District of Columbia from Portland found in the last 72 hours was $101 one-way, and $133 round-trip. The most popular route is from Portland to Washington Reagan-National, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $76.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Terrible flight experience from delta"
Cons: "DTW to FLL, plane was delayed coming from BOS to DTW 5 hours for BOS weather. The plane arrived & they announced they would turn it around ASAP. They started the boarding process & then stopped it stating that a crew member had timed out. Delayed hour to FIND one. Shortly after delayed overnight."
Cons: "The DCA airport was having some problem. 1.5 hours late. Not very good."
Pros: "Reliable Airline - on time - kept up to date on flight timing - Great crews."
Cons: "Good stuff."
Pros: "No delays. Easy boarding."
Pros: "Internet access. Waiting area at JFK with charging stations for every seat and a tablet to order food & drink."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very friendly."
Pros: "On time boarding. Good entertainment options, friendly staff"
Cons: "Seats could’ve been assigned ahead of time"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "No idea why there was over a two hour delay."
Pros: "We were able to fly standby on our original 2:30p flight but had to return to DCA for checked baggages later that day"
Cons: "Connecting flight from JFK to DCA was moved from approx 2:30p to nearly 8p, making our layover 7+ hours, as opposed to 1-2 hours. No reason for this change was provided. Delta crew member in JFK was rude and unhelpful. The second agent (who ultimately booked our standby tickets for our original connecting flight) was more pleasant."
Pros: "The service, free entertainment."
Pros: "Early boarding for Seniors"
Cons: "Limited food"
Cons: "There was no rhyme nor reason for who boarded first"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "AC was not working properly and it was very hot and miserable trip"
Cons: "There really needs to be a way the airlines can better make seating assignments. I was in a window seat and the woman in the middle seat was so large that her arms took all of the arm rest and some of my seat area. Even crossing my arms I was unable to not have her arm up against me."
Pros: "The free small meals are a nice touch. Everything was great. The flight was on time and lived up to my expectations for the best US airline."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants didn’t seem super happy. Not much to complain about on this flight."
Cons: "My flight was delayed, which would have caused me to miss my connecting flight. The customer service person was not at all helpful, and told me there were no other flights available on any airline until the next day. However, I was able to go online and book another flight immediately...which means that she was either being disingenuous or actively undermining efforts to get me home in a timely fashion. Very disappointing and as a SkyMiles member would have thought there would be some level of common courtesy dealing with a non-weather related delay that drastically impacted my travel plans."
Pros: "Thanks to Angel in the ATL airport who helped ensure I had a more comfortable flight. He was very kind and I appreciated his help."
Cons: "Disgusting smell to urine and else. It was a two-hour bad experience"
Pros: "I will always fly Delta. I have tried other airlines and they don't conmpare to Delta's service"
Cons: "Delta is terrible!!! $100 extra for everything!!! Terrible!!"
Pros: "The movie availability was very much appreciated."
Cons: "Although my TSA Pre check number was on my flight coming into Atlanta, it wss not on my fight leaving Atlanta. That caused me to arrive at my gate 5 mins before boarding time and prevented me from having time to eat breakfast before my flight."
Pros: "Easy boarding, not a full flight, had plenty of room to stretch out, friendly flight crew, extra snacks!"
Cons: "Not much to say I didn't like, few problems with in-flight WiFi but otherwise good."
Cons: "Being late"
Pros: "Good customer service"
Pros: "Service of all the flight staff, smooth flight, and early arrival. Staff was very courteous and helpful"
Cons: "Nothing really. It was an uneventful flight with good service"
Pros: "Allowed Pre boarding of infant (which American no longer does), complimentary food, entertainment on domestic flight, and friendly staff. Delta is upping the game!"
Pros: "The flight was uneventful and although we took off late, we arrived on-time."
Cons: "The rows of seats are so tight that when the big guy in the seat in front of me leaned back (not even putting his seat back) his seat banged into my knees. A combination of cheap seats and too many seats. Made for a very uncomfortable flight."
Cons: "No entertainment. Wifi didn't work."
Cons: "no access to sky club"
Pros: "Good food and entertainment choices on board. Little to no feedback from captain regarding inflight turbulence."
Cons: "Getting through security at the LAX Delta Terminal 2 was chaotic and the slowest I have ever encountered. There were two lines which moved at very different speeds. My husband got through his line 15min before I was finished in the other line. One line required iPads to be other, the other didn't. Something was seriously wrong with how things were being handled. Bathrooms onboard were a pigstie."
Cons: "I liked it all"
Pros: "The boarding agents were especially helpful and friendly to my disabled wife, travelling in a wheelchair."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "left on time - landed early. Gate checked my luggage for me."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "The cost of the ticket"
Cons: "Flight delayed due to weather and mechanical.. nightmare! Still not sure when I'll get to DCA . I was suppose to get in at 9:30 pm. Flight from atlanta won't leave until 10:20 pm."
Cons: "Cancelled my flight then re-booked me for the next day; was able to then find a flight same day but 7 hours later. That then was delayed another 4 hours and I had to buy a rental car to drive home instead. Thus far they have been unresponsive in getting me a refund for my travel. Don't fly Delta."
Pros: "On time...great service!"
Cons: "Seats were a bit narrow."
Pros: "Everything was smooth from start to finish, and the flight landed 10 min. early! Can't ask for more!"
Cons: "Too many boarding calls for different levels of service."
Pros: "delayed. equipment failure."
Pros: "Timely departure."
Cons: "My daughter was traveling alone (as a college freshman) for the second time and her bag was overweight. The counter agent was impatient with her and made her feel embarrassed"
Pros: "The Delta staff at the Marine terminal at La Guardia were fantastic and saved the staff that re-issued tickets at JFK."
Cons: "5 minutes until boarding at JFK we were told to transfer gates; upon arriving by shuttle to the new gate, passengers were informed the aircraft was downsized and 20 people needed to be bumped. I volunteered since I had a flexible schedule so Delta re-issued me a ticket at 9am JFK for a 10am flight out of La Guardia. I trusted them I'd make it in time and they said they called taxis for us so we left to go catch them. Actually, no taxis were to be found so we had to call our own and were significantly delayed. I was in the first group of 5 people to be re-issued and arrive at La Guardia. Everyone else bolted but my new boarding pass didn't work and they actually didn't properly re-issue my ticket as I had been booked as leg 3 of my international flight from Malaysia. After they called three different departments including China they were able to print my ticket at 9:54am so I sprinted through the security and to my gate and was able to somehow make the flight as they were closing the door. However probably 14 or so of the original bumped passengers definitely didn't make it."
Pros: "Seamless uneventful flight."
Pros: "plane left on time"
Cons: "seats were too close, luggage was delayed,"
Cons: "Old planes, disinterested crew, full flight"
Cons: "The seats are uncomfortable and cramped"
Cons: "It could have been cleaner. I wiped the arm rest with my disinfectant wipes and that arm rest was dirty! I wiped everything else around me. Not clean at all"
Cons: "The attendants attitude."
Cons: "Once again.... too much advertisement!!!! I just want to enjoy my vacation."
Pros: "The seat wasn’t very comfortable"
Cons: "Wifi didn’t work."
Cons: "Nothing, great job"
Pros: "Crew was great. Boarding was easy."
Cons: "Easier option for entertainment."
Cons: "The airline"
Pros: "It was quick."
Cons: "Flying these days is no better than taking a local bus."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Hard landing!"
Cons: "Baggage lost."
Pros: "The free entertainment."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Ease of boarding with the group numbers"
Pros: "Son flew alone and everyone was very helpful."
Cons: "Wish they had told me there was a shuttle to other side of airport. Had not been to this airport in many years."
Cons: "Nickel and diming people for every little thing. I didn't mean to select a paid seat upon making my reservation on-line, and I couldn't get it to come off. Had to pay anyway."
Pros: "Very helpful and kind staff. Everything was on time and made for a great travel experience."
Pros: "Shabby Cramped"
Cons: "Cramped Uncomfortable"
Cons: "The aircraft was hot. Barely any A/C. It felt like 78 degrees. Uncomfortably hot."
Pros: "Good meals"
Cons: "Not much legroom. Good movie shown but would have like personal options like other airlines."
Pros: "Quick boarding and luggage pickup."
Cons: "Mediocre staff. In my experience United is more friendly and welcoming."
Pros: "Small airport"
Cons: "Service and flexibility, needed to call online for assistance"
Pros: "The PWM airport, ALMOST makes air travel tolerable. Great little airport. Crew was pleasant, Seemed to enjoy their work. That, alone makes a huge difference in an industry that truly doesn't put customer service anywhere NEAR the top of the priority list."
Cons: "The check in process took to long. In line more than an hour."
Cons: "No wi Fi available and I paid for an all day pass"
Cons: "It was one hour late."
Cons: "Small plane with no leg room"
Pros: "The options you have to pick from"
Cons: "The pop ups"
Cons: "Flight was good until, after arriving 30 minutes early to PWM, our plane had to wait about that much time for our gate to open. Once pulling to the gate we waited another 15 minutes for someone to figure out the walkway and open the door tom the plane-- all with no communication from the crew."
Cons: "i decided to purchase a separate direct flight at a different time instead of changing my flight, only to be informed later when i tried to hop on the back end of my original flight, that they had canceled my ticket since i hadnt boarded on the front end of that flight. i had spoken to a customer service rep about my option before purchasing the extra ticket, and she did not mention that this would be an issue. then i had to pay extra to get back on my original flight."
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Pros: "Great steward with fabulous sense of humor"
Pros: "todo me gusto"
Pros: "Good view"
Cons: "Breakfast does not have good things to eat. Too cheap ones.."
Pros: "Not applicable"
Cons: "No tv/movies."
Cons: "It was a headache!"
Pros: "Easy connections"
Cons: "Food choices are pretzels or crackers."
Cons: "I never even made the flight because they kept jerking us around"
Pros: "All great."
Pros: "That I got a soda"
Cons: "Delayed at Ohare by an hour. Sitting on the Tarmac for a half hour in Reagan, waiting for a gate. This was our leg back to DC, after our leg to Chicago four days previously. On that trip I did a review and gave the whole trip a 1 out of 5 stars. That trip was the trip from hell, with delays, waiting on the Tarmac, deplaning, almost cancelled, more waiting on the Tarmac, wheels up in Reagan, wheels down in ORD, and then more Tarmac waiting for a gate. So I was already more than perturbed when this trip had similar outcomes."
Pros: "We arrived earlier that predicted. I liked it."
Cons: "They gave us just 2 small snack"
Cons: "Little planes need an interior restoration to make them look better."
Cons: "The paid food choices are rather odd."
Cons: "Baggage claim at IAD"
Cons: "I got stuck in the airport through the whole night"
Pros: "Seating choice options could be improved."
Cons: "Cleanliness of airplane. Vents and tray tables were very dirty"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Pros: "The food."
Cons: "The staff at the United gate in Munich was rude and not helpful at all."
Cons: "Newer movies on the plane"
Cons: "Plane was dirty"
Cons: "Cabin felt quite warm"
Pros: "I like flying Lufthansa for entire trip then changing to united airlines"
Cons: "Particular everything the airline"
Cons: "I missed having the navigation map when traveling such a long distance."
Pros: "I was in premium plus and it was wonderful"
Pros: "The hotel price did not include taxes breakfast"
Cons: "The breakfast could have been more substantial than just a muffin. But everything else was very good!"
Cons: "Delayed more..."
Pros: "AlwYs on time"
Pros: "Nothing was good about this airline with the exception of the baggage crew that finally helped me in Washington Ronald Regan Airport"
Cons: "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."
Pros: "Very little"
Cons: "Crowded planes, problems with efforts to upgrade, no room in the seat"
Pros: "Service was excellent and was on time"
Cons: "Person at ticket counter was rude did not want to wait in us when we was 1st in line. Did not greet and say good morning"
Pros: "Food was great and unexpected"
Pros: "There was nothing to like"
Cons: "The worst company ever!!!!!"
Pros: "Agent at check-in was very, very helpful and accomadating"
Pros: "Everything good. Thank you"
Pros: "Usual United Corp mentality Overbook flites change your itinary leave you stranded with no connection spend nite in airport"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "The plane dropped during decent."
Cons: "The gate was so far away. And the AC wasn't working in their terminal"
Pros: "On time. Enough space ."
Pros: "Phone charger at every seat"
Cons: "Earphones for movie did not work"
Pros: "The crew was nice and the area was clean."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that before boarding they offered to check peoples bags for free because so many people were trying to take ridiculous sized bags onto the plane. I always pay to check my bag . That process took for ever but we did still arrive on time."
Pros: "We stood in line forever to then be told the clerk couldn't ch we ck us in. When we tried the kiosk it didn’t work. Long story short we missed our flight due to their poor organization of the line and crowd."
Cons: "The confusion caused by lack of direction from the staff."
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Pros: "Curtesy of staff"
Cons: "No seat reclining at all. Feeling very stiff by the end of the fight."
Pros: "The updates that were sent to me in e-mail."
Cons: "Went like clockwork."
Pros: "They did not care"
Cons: "My 3rd old was very hungry and I reached out to cabin staff for any kind of food for purchase, they turned me down saying I need to wait for another hour till the dinner time. Did not provide any help there."
Cons: "Small glasses of water were offered very infrequently. Needed much much more"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No TV"
Cons: "Explanation on why it took so long to board was a vage"
Pros: "Staff excellent"
Cons: "Passengers space is insanely small, staff work under restrictive conditions"
Pros: "Got there."
Cons: "Small, cramped seating. Outdoor jetway upon arrival."
Pros: "The crew was great, the prices fantastic and everything whet extremely well. We even arrived in Denver early. The flight crew did a great job of keeping turbulence down despite some conditions that were less than easy to navigate. For a no frills flight, this was fine."
Cons: "I miss the frills although they have them available all at a cost during and before the flight. If you need all the frills I would probably go to a more comfortable venue. If you bring your drink and snack and don't mind not choosing your seat, etc., this will work just fine."
Cons: "Free water"
Cons: "Boarding on time."
Pros: "Great economical way to get there!"
Pros: "Timely, comfortable , friendly staff"
Cons: "Less leg room"
Cons: "The entire experience was a nightmare— left gate three times and had to pull plane back in for maintenance—over three hours in the plane. Sucked. Awful."
Pros: "How quick the flight was. And how cheap the plane ticket was."
Cons: "Frontier’s flights are usually delayed and cheap quality."
Pros: "Nothing Frontier can suck my dick"
Cons: "Suck my dick Frontier"
Cons: "Baggage fees higher than expected and seats don’t recline"
Cons: "The plane was very hot"
Cons: "It was late"
Pros: "One of th smoothest flights I have been on. Thanks to the pilot"
Cons: "The seat didn’t have a lever to recline"
Cons: "I haven’t take this tripe because of emergency"
Cons: "Chairs are not comfrrteble at all. No reclining"
Pros: "A few of the crew were nice, they appeared tired. Had to pay for drinks or snacks. Very small leg space."
Cons: "A few of the crew were nice, they appeared tired. Had to pay for drinks or snacks. Very small leg space."
Cons: "2.5 hours delay is what I didn’t like"
Cons: "The up charging for carry on bags and the only free item is water, I m surprised they don’t charge to use the bathroom!"
Pros: "Price, easy boarding due to less carry on luggage"
Cons: "No reclining seats"
Cons: "The sits, the tray table, the air conditioner,"
Cons: "Extra fee for everything imaginable including the worst seat on the plane. It's just dishonest and gross. Never again."
Cons: "not much space, flight attendants were mean"
Cons: "THE most uncomfortable seats ever!! The seat bottom has been reduced in size by half - the edge hits mid-thigh - and all cushioning has been removed - like sitting on a folding chair, but less comfortable! And the pricing: I paid as much to bring my luggage with me as I did for my "seat". And to top it off, it was a red-eye flight and the crew were yacking the whole time. I will NEVER fly frontier again."
Pros: "Nothing. I did not take the flight. Three other passengers and I were at the ticket counter with no frontier employees to be found. No one materialized. We were offered another flight 7 hours later in the day, on the other side of the country with a layover so long it would have gotten us into DC the next day. One passenger was charged a change fee and got a flight out two days later. Not sure who has the time or patience for this."
Cons: "Everything. Terrible staffing levels, no customer service. So unreliable."
Pros: "Ticket agent was very helpful"
Cons: "Everything was fine, no complaints"
Cons: "Leg room of chair very tight"
Pros: "Good Price"
Cons: "No free beverages"
Cons: "LITERALLY EVERYTHING WENT WRONG. From "paying" for a seat, paying for a CARRY-ON bag, and if you check, to having to check a bag 1 hr prior (no one tells you any of this beforehand). They delayed the flight 2 hours, and I was waiting outside gate because there were more things to do. I kept checking my phone to make sure the flight wasn't delayed longer. All of a sudden, the flight was BOARDING! An HOUR early! It was 3:00 and the flight was leaving 3:15. I raced through security, hopped on the shuttle, ran the wrong direction (even their departure gate had changed) and finally made it at 3:14. The doors were closed, but the attendant let me on, which was the ONLY decent part of this experience. Someone was sitting in the seat I paid for, but I let it go. Adding insult to injury, I had to pay for WATER ON THE PLANE. NEVER EVER FLY FRONTIER-you aren't saving money and the experience was shoddy and unreliable. #findanewfrontier"
Pros: "great fare"
Cons: "add on's"
Pros: "The crew, as always, were very polite and helpful and trying hard to make up for errors that were not their fault."
Cons: "My flight was 4 hours late taking off, which was blamed on weather amass although I fond this questionable after reviewing weather in the areaspam involved, I'll give them that. My flight on the way back was over 4 hours delayed for no reason that I could glean from speaking with representatives. We got no advanced notice even though the plane had not yet left a destination around 4 hours away. We were told a plane was coming from another airport and would be there by 6. The plane did not arrive until 9. No explanation. No compensation. Nothing."
Cons: "There is no courtesy beverage on board."
Cons: "Departure delay was too long on board"
Pros: "Traveled with a special needs child and they allowed us to preboard."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, small trays, charge for everything."
Pros: "Same as above comment"
Cons: "Plane was very uncomfortable."
Pros: "the animal pictures on wing and tail"
Cons: "website unclear, necessities,(ie. seat,luggage) charged for AFTER fare paid unclean plane"
Cons: "All the extra expenses for seats, baggage, ect."
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Could pick my seat and ended up near toilet with huge overweight person"
Cons: "Please see above, minus claustrophobic passenger."
Pros: "Initial low fare seemed attractive at first, but the hidden additional fees..."
Cons: "The additional fees are absolutely unconscionable: the charge for FIRST checked bag, charge for 2nd carry-on bag, and - my personal favorite - the charge for getting an actual seat on the plane."
Pros: "I got what I paid for. Except baggage. I paid for that on top of the total. The staff was great, though -- no complaints about service."
Cons: "The chairs were uncomfortable and the seat-back tables are unusable."
Cons: "Had 1- carry on and they charged 45.00 at the gate to check no mention prior"
Cons: "to expensive to cary on a bag."
Cons: "Service is very poor"
Cons: "Seats did not recline and are very hard. The tray table is about the size of a 7 inch tablet."
Cons: "$10 voucher was given out that didn't work. Spent $30 on bag."
Pros: "The Prices"
Cons: "NOTHING At All. This was great"
Cons: "No WiFi"
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