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Top 5 airlines serving Portland to South America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.1
JetBlue
Overall score based on 19,469 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Tvs were broken"

Pros: "Seat On time departure and arrival NICE crew!"
Cons: "More movies"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "COMUNICATION. I am appalled by the service I received between Orlando and Ponce. My flight was schedule to take over around 11ish last night it got delayed for after 3 am. Coming from Worcester and arriving in Orlando at 7 pm I was appalled. I was finally switched to an early flight and I was also promised that my luggage would arrived with me and only one baggage arrived. In Ponce I was lectured by Roberto regarding missing luggage while standing in there ready to cry."

Cons: "The tray tables were absolutely filthy when we put them down for our drink service. They were sticky and there was crumbs stuck to the back of the seat where the tray table. One of the flight attendants was incredibly frantic from boarding to in-flight service. She counted passengers 4 times and kept putting up her finger when passengers tried to get her attention."

Pros: "I generally love JetBlue snacks"
Cons: "Flight was freezing (like they wanted us to buy blankets from them). We sat on the runway for 1.5 hours and they wouldn’t let us go to the bathroom or give us an update on what was going on until just before we took off. The crew were generally rude and obnoxious. Awful service."

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "Snacks are terrible now. Cheez Its & cookies? C’mon. I’m not 5."

Cons: "food options could improve, especially since the area around the gate doesn't have very nice food venues. More movie options could help as well, maybe allowing people to use their devices to watch movies. Maybe that is available already but it wasn't highlighted"

Pros: "Los asientos amplios"
Cons: "The snack bar, Couoh he better"

Pros: "Crew was so great"

Pros: "On time, great service, great airline."

Cons: "Several departure time changes, and one gate change, and a long hold before takeoff. Just bad luck."

Cons: "nothing!"

Pros: "Terrible mis maletas no aparecen, pésimo servicio"

Cons: "Late and shifting "reasons.""

Pros: "The space was very comfortable."

Pros: "Fast boarding and departure"

Cons: "The temperature in the plane was freezing for the first hour it was only when passengers had to ask it to warm up"

Pros: "Efficient, on time, clean and sage"
Cons: "Fees for everything but air, seats jammed way too close, no entertainment options"

Pros: "Quick boarding left on time comfortable seats overall best flying experience I have had"

Cons: "Delayed due to lack of crew"

Pros: "Their treatment towards the clients was amazing!"

Pros: "JetBlue provided ear plugs and a sleep mask. I honestly slept most of the trip. Red eyes are awful, but JetBlue made it bearable."
Cons: "Couldn't turn brightness down on headrest monitor. Both of the other screens were able to crank brightness down to off"

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "As am speaking to you am stuck in Boston waiting for a flight the flight in New York was delayed so I missed the flight and Boston so now I have to wait for 3 valuable our and I have an interview I don’t even know if I can make it.i woke up at 3 am to be on time but you people kept me off time."

Pros: "Staff was professional. I had legroom too!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The flight was delayed several hours because of weather. And it was very turbulent, so I had a very hard time. I was very nauseas. Very difficult flight."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Very small aircraft quite uncomfortable seating"

Pros: "Onboard entertainment tv and movies. Free Snacks and Drinks."
Cons: "Newark airport terminal smells and is congested. Flight was delayed several times amounting to an hour delay."

Pros: "Very nice flight."

Cons: "Flight was delayed over 2 hours"

Cons: "How come none of your entertainment systems work? Also - not the day to train new personnel when you are behind. That was irresponsible and more stressful than it ever needed to be. It is completely Jet Blue's fault if people missed their connection due to your inefficiency."

Pros: "I flew from PWM to JFK,then JFK to RDU. Both flights left on time,and landed early,which was good for me,as I had less than an hour to make the connecting flight to RDU. Tke gate I arrived at was only 2 gates from the departure gate. I LOVE JetBlue,and was not disappointed this time either!"
Cons: "The flight attendant on the plane @ PWM never even looked up as I was wheeled to the door of the plane,even when I was struggling to get out of the w/c.The attendant with me had to try to assist me while holding on to the chair. I was not impressed. Other than that,the service was good."

Pros: "Smooth flight and smooth landing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The plane was very very cold the whole trip. Awful."

Pros: "Crew attitude was totally professional"
Cons: "2 1/2 hour delay. Old fleet’s falling apart."

Pros: "leg room"
Cons: "staff not telling the truth to the passengers"

Pros: "Swift boarding procesx"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nice Portland ground crew and flight crew. Good pilot got us thru thunderstorms smoothly."
Cons: "Almost 6 hour delay. 830pm arrival became 2am arrival instead."

Pros: "Staff, frequent snacks,"

Pros: "Friendly and relaxed service, healthy and nourishing snacks, on time arrival and departure, great communication throughout. I love Jet Blue!"
Cons: "Everything was great!"

Cons: "Staggering number of delays ultimately canceling flight and rescheduling with another plane."

Pros: "I wasn't notified of cancellation and needed to go with another carrier to get to my destination on time."
Cons: "See above."

Pros: "This flight was too short for either entertainment or food ... however the ease of making the JetBlue connection at jfk was great,"

Cons: "Fogged out of JFK had to refuel in Newark - OK - but no one refueled plan for 20min and I missed my connection."

Pros: "Love the new snacks, free WiFi, and TV shows"

Cons: "Flight was delayed. Said it was taking off at 1105. Got to the gate at 1050. Flight already left."

Pros: "Selection of salty snacks"
Cons: "Infrequent food/water service Only a few movies - not on-demand Seats were uncomfortable - plenty of legroom but not good back support"

Pros: "The place took off on time, arrived early even with deicing. It was a really nice ride."

Pros: "Crew and captain were excellent! Wonderful!"
Cons: "An earlier flight was cancelled and people rescheduled to my flight. When I got to my seat, someone was sitting in it, and he had received a seat belt adjuster. He asked me whether he could remain in my seat given his discomfort in the seat to which he was reassigned, which was a middle seat. I could have said no, but it was clear that it made most sense for me to sit in the middle seat (the window seat was already taken and it would have been a tight fit otherwise). Though I appreciate that the folks affected by the flight cancellation were accommodated on my flight, I hope in future the seat reassignments can also be taken into account. Also, I think slightly healthier food would be nice (chips vs cookies). Thanks."

Cons: "Let me preface this by saying that prior to this experience I generally though highly of JetBlue. To change my opinion of them, JetBlue had to monumentally screw up, which they did. This was the worst experience I have had on any airline, ever. Why I am mad: - I had a 4.5 hour delay due to maintenance that caused me to miss a flight to India. The 4.5 delay was on a 50 minute flight from Portland, ME to JFK. I nearly could have driven faster than JetBlue got me to New York. - Because of my missed flight to India, I missed day 1 of a two day wedding of which I am a wedding party member - In order to get to India in time for day 2, I had to book a new flight on a different airline for an additional $1000, on top of what I paid for my original flight to India - I was originally told by JetBlue in Portland, ME that they would offer me a reimbursement for the Portland flight, a hotel in NYC, and a travel credit for the trouble. While not totally satisfying since I was still going to miss a day of the wedding, I thought this to be a fair enough offer. - However, at the JetBlue desk in JFK, they completely reversed course. I was told that all they could offer me $100 travel credit. No reimbursement for Portland flight. No compensation for the extra $1,000 flight I had to book. And best of all, no hotel in New York, I was stranded at JFK for the night. I spoke with a supervisor at the desk who repeatadely told me that JetBlue had done their job in getting me to JFK and that they were not responsible for anything after I arrived to JFK. A 4.5 hour delay on a 50 minute flight is bad. Being steadfastly unwilling to compensate for missed flights is worse. And stranding me in JFK after telling me they would offer me a hotel room is just plain unacceptable. My family will be cancelling their JetBlue credit cards and we will look elsewhere for flights in the future."

Pros: "Good service amazing crew clean airplane good cleaning protocols"
Cons: "Everything was good"

Cons: "There is always just too much talking and announcements on the flights now."

Pros: "Smooth flight"

Cons: "I think all was very good"

Cons: "More communication on the flight delay"

Cons: "It was great fir a short flight. And they got me there early."

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."

Pros: "Horrible storms kept us in the air for at least an hour past our scheduled landing time. And yet we experienced virtually no turbulence. The pilots did an excellent job of keeping us updated, kept things as smooth as possible with the bad weather and we had plenty of movies and games to choose"
Cons: "I was charged an extra $100 because my bag was 10lbs overweight. Where is this crazy fee communicated on their website? And why does it have to be so much? I didn't have a way to weigh our bag before we left. I had no idea it was so heavy - ridiculous price."

Pros: "Food and movies"

Pros: "Put up at the marriot"

Pros: "Flight attendants were very friendly."

Pros: "It was early arrival"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Quick deboarding process. Attendants also wonderful. Diverse staffing. Attendants were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Bumpy flight. But it was a short flight and they tend to be bumpier."

Pros: "It was good organized. Staff were polite friendly and helpful. There was no craziness from the passengers. I loved the flight attendants were normal people. I saw older and plus size attendants. Given this diversity I am more likely to fly delta."
Cons: "Flight delayed 30 minutes on tarmac but holiday week so it could have been much worse. Slow deboarding process and air conditioning was not running and with the full flight it wS uncomfortable."

Pros: "The FA’s and pilot"
Cons: "I love the flight becayse it was smooth sailing and delta is always choice."

Pros: "The service is very good from the beginning. The flight attendant is very caring thanks so much."

Cons: "Entertainment system wasn’t working"

Cons: "The flight was delayed 75 min because the plane wouldnt start. A differernt aircraft was needed to resume ops."

Pros: "Liked the food, the crew were cheerful and helpful. Service was great."
Cons: "KLM staff at the AMS airport were not helpful. She insisted that our luggage weigh exactly 23kg. At 23.7, she had us go back to take things out with only 45 minutes to boarding. She was rude and unprofessional. Taking off and landing was a little rough. Entertainment on the plane was limited and a little outdated."

Pros: "Staff were friendly and helpful. Planes were clean and food excellent in first class."

Pros: "With all the competition among airlines and the cutbacks we suffer as customers Delta manages to make you feel like you matter still. Timely boarding, actual help with finding seats making boarding efficient (not just hurrying you along), updates from the cockpit that you could hear and understand, multiple choices in snacks-one even a healthy option, staff that was friendly and interested in making it a good experience not one that seemed bothered they had to work."

Pros: "Food, service and entertainment"
Cons: "Entry into the aircraft was a bit chaotic"

Pros: "Comfortable seats and good choices of movies."
Cons: "Staff was rude and we were called to board but took long waiting in line to get in the actual plane. Flight was delayed. Food didn’t look appetizing."

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: "Roomier than a lot of airplanes."
Cons: "Bumpy ride. Nobody's fault."

Pros: "late departure"

Pros: "Super nice flight attendant. Really made all of us (business travelers, retired military folks, family with little kids heading to a wedding) feel welcomed and happy. Great experience."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Late bumby ride"

Pros: "No issues boarding as a group of 6, including one child. We all had at least a personal item and/or a carry-on to stow. The flight was easy, comfortable, and the free movies were current and definitely helped pass the time."
Cons: "We were seated right behind the delta comfort+ and saw the special snacks they got. Being teased by that is not a huge deal, just a little disappointed by the regular snack selection, the snack mix was definitely subpar."

Pros: "Everything was great, flight attendants were awesome"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Good customer service"

Pros: "The EXIT seat with nothing in front of me."
Cons: "The non-ability to pre book seating. Assignment not available until arriving at departure gate. No entertainment."

Pros: "Fast boarding, we even left early! Very kind crew. Flight was WAY shorter than it said on our itinerary!"
Cons: "No TVs and couldn’t get wifi to work. Small plane, slightly uncomfortable."

Cons: "Delta's entertainment app does not work with Kindle Fire"

Cons: "Every flight was 100% full. Inadequate overhead space. I felt I was being herded like cattle. It is NOT a pleasurable experience flying with Delta."

Cons: "I liked it all"

Pros: "Smooth, easy, still long"
Cons: "Still long"

Pros: "The boarding agents were especially helpful and friendly to my disabled wife, travelling in a wheelchair."

Pros: "Good Snacks, crew is friendly, toilet was clean and we arrived on time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "friendly flight crew"

Pros: "The quickness of the flight. We left on time and made if a few many prior than scheduled."
Cons: "Felt sort of cramped. My neighbor in the windo seat got up four times so I had to get up."

Pros: "Chicken kale salad was inedible. I did not know chicken had gristle!"

Cons: "Flight was completely full and I was seated next to someone who required TWO seat belt extenders! I was so uncomfortable, they were sitting on top of me, couldn't even put down the arm rest. The flight attendant said there was nothing they could do."

Cons: "Waited on tarmac at Laguardia more than 45 minutes after landing for gate to open up."

Pros: "Everything was smooth from start to finish, and the flight landed 10 min. early! Can't ask for more!"

Cons: "Ended up stuck at Laguardia for 9 hours, tried to get onto earlier flight and wasn't able to because as I arrived as the jet bridge door was closing. The delta crew was pleasant, but I sat at the terminal watching to see how quickly that plane would back out to depart.... it sat there for another 45 mins, while I sat there wishing I was on it. My later/original flight ended up being delayed multiple times (not due to weather) and given no explanation for why."

Pros: "The crew friendly,boarding was easy the flight was comfortable they even went around and gave blankets they could do a little more with the snacks. There were TVs so the entertainment was really good. Seats didn't go back, wish they did."
Cons: "I wish they had more snacks like JetBlue but all was fine."

Pros: "Seamless uneventful flight."

Cons: "In a 6h flight, they only served drinks once. I saw the crew member once with a tray of glasses with water, but he ran out before getting to our seat and never came back. I was glad I hadn't finished a bottled water I had purchased earlier at the airport."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "The flight was delayed multiple times without any explanations, and we barely made our connection in Atlanta. Also, Delta used a commuter plane that really is more suited to shorter flights. It's okay, but that's about the best that can be said for it."

Pros: "Fast boarding and very nice crew. The airports in Mexico City and Merida are super sparkling clean!!!!!!"

Pros: "Seat was comfortable and the entertainment was good."
Cons: "Honestly, almost everything was good. At the meal time, the flight attendants spilled a lot tomato sauce on my white sweater. Of course it was very uncomfortable, they apologized and try to clean the mess and my sweater, but obviously they couldn’t make it. It was very embarrassing for me. I had to take off my sweater and wear only my winter coat. I suggest they should be more careful."

Pros: "Nothing outstanding."
Cons: "Seats Could be more comfortable. The seat was too stiff."

Cons: "Seat confort is bad, specially for tall travelers."

Cons: "Nothing .. everything was perfect . Flight was super on time, staff was friendly and courteous."

Cons: "Everything was good"

Pros: "The lunch was good, the team was nice and the flight went well!"

Cons: "Landing was horrible"

Pros: "The new plane. The food."
Cons: "No entertrainment system the whole trip. The flight was delayed over an hour due to overbooked flight."

Pros: "New airplain . Got upgrade to Club premier"
Cons: "Get on time . Boarding process"

Cons: "I wish I didn't have an almost 6 hour layover and that there was a personalized screen for this longer flight."

Pros: "I fly a lot for business so I have seen my fair share of issues. I can honestly say AeroMeixco compares to a bad budget airline in the USA if anything goes bad."
Cons: "Hard to believe a national airline can be so unorganized. When you ask staff why the info board does not get updated or HAS WRONG INFORMATION, they just shrug it off by saying “This is Mexico, sorry”. Truly inexcuseable. Even their website has wrong “real-time” info; showing the flight is in Mid air while we are trying to find out which gate we should go to. Never again."

Pros: "Staff on board was great, super friendly & attentive!"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes & there was no mention of it from the crew. They were acting as if there was nothing going on and no reason for the delay. No actions were taken to compensate for the delayed flight."

Pros: "I like they that they actually serve a small meal on board and the inflight service much better than US airlines. Service in the air is excellent!"
Cons: "Ground service not the most efficient. Especially rude was the darker complexion lady in charge of boarding the flight at the counter on NOV 19 at 12:35 pm flight from Miami to Mexico City. She needs to be repremended or closely observed on her customer skills. I fly a lot and don’t come across to many like this lady."

Pros: "Nothing im loose my fly . Im sick 10 minutes before boarding. When to the restroom. They don't let me fly. Im explained wat happened. They don't return credits for my next fly . I have to buy another ticket. They don't understand when people it's sick."

Cons: "Crew and staff were lazy and hostile almost I have to say."

Pros: "I love the airline, great service."
Cons: "The seats are worn out and they hurt your bottom."

Pros: "The crew was very kindly all the time, the on board entertainment is modern"

Pros: "It went smooth and was very comfortable."

Pros: "Spacious cabin layout with great food and entertainment options."
Cons: "Zero complaints. It was a great flight"

Pros: "Crew is always great"
Cons: "Modern entertainment with personal screens."

Pros: "The available entertainment, the amenities, there was no upcharge for things like the ear buds. Bilingual staff that was able to communicate with all guests."
Cons: "Nothing to comment"

Cons: "Dinner was terrible"

Cons: "The delay was awful. They rebooked us on flights landing the next day by evening when we had to reach there by early morning"

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Airplane seemed a bit old."

Pros: "Everything was excellent!!"

Pros: "Good attitude"

Pros: "The comfort during the whole flight is remarkable"
Cons: "no comments."

Pros: "Aeromexico keeps impressing me! The professionalism is great. The timing and ease of boarding was perfect. And the leg room and on-board accommodations make it a comfortable journey. Definitely now among my list of favorite airlines!"

Pros: "Cheese tamale"
Cons: "My hiking shoes were stolen along with a wind breaker"

Pros: "I like the service overall, am totally satisfied.."

Pros: "Lots of really good movie choices"

Pros: "The airplane where I traveled was huge a comfortable, I loved to have my own little TV and being able to choose a movie . The staff was really nice. I wish you had flights from Tijuana to Puebla, Mexico. Please let me how can I find out about your promotions. corazongrsvw@yahoo.com"
Cons: "That I did not travel in the first class or in one of the seat that where after the first class. Those that can be reclined and have a lot of space. I believe they are also first class. Let me know what I can do to be able to travel in one those seats."

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "I did not receive acknowledgment that I had cancelled the flight... and I still received 'updates' to give uncertainty to the status."

Cons: "There was no air conditioning the whole flight. It was warm, this have never happened before."

Pros: "We got an upgrade to 1st class. However because it’s an older plane, 1st class was just recliner seats. This was an overnight flight, so anything helped. It would have been nicer to have seats lay further back in 1st class. We did not have food since we slept the whole way."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "People make you feel dumb when you have a question or they need to repeat something they mentioned before. Is very hard to understand sometimes trough the speaker."

Pros: "Great seats with individual screens for free movies"
Cons: "No vegetarian option Long back up at Mexico City customs"

Cons: "It was a horrible flight because the plane did not land in Mexico city due to fog. The plane was about 600 feet from the ground and then diverted to Acapulo. We sat on the plane for 3 hours then waited in line for an additional 4 hours to get another flight. Then when we got to Mexico city, our next flight was canceled after boarding the plane. Again their excuse was due to weather. All other airlines were landing and taking off just fine. Aeromexico did not compensate us and we ended up spending the night in the airport. We will never fly Aeromexico again!"

Cons: "the attention during the delay was terrible. No A/C, and no possibilities of returning tio the terminal while they worked on fixing the plane... and the crew diidn't allow us to use our phones, or offered water"

Pros: "service"
Cons: "food and seats not comfortable."

Pros: "The best seats I have ever had in coach. I am 6’3” and had plenty of legroom. Wonderful seating!"
Cons: "Main meal very bad, tasteless pasta with a dry bun, no butter, no salt and pepper and pudding for a side. Pudding? Really? Probably the worst airline meal I’ve ever had."

Pros: "Great food! Full meal and a snack -- delicious breaks in a long flight. Extensive entertainment choices. Courteous and efficient service. Best flight I have had in years!"

Cons: "Online check I was a waste of time- tried 10x and failed called the airline and "customer service' was clueless and contradicted herself. The flight itself was well into the 90 degree range. My family's shirts were soaked with sweat. Eggs were gross. And this was $500/tix for coach. I would rather fly Sprirt or a vlaue line than this."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I did not like the gate attendants poor customer service and discrimination . Yelling at the customer. Then the flight attendants seemed mad and also gave poor customer service . Would not recommend this company. Flights were always delayed. Horrible experience."

Cons: "To start with I paid to check in my suitcase. But I change my mind and decided to have a cary on. when I arrived at the airport I told an agent that I wanted to bring my suitcase as carry-on and she said that it was too large. So I had to wait in line. When I finally fot to the counter the agent and the agent realized I had already paid. She said that I could try take my suitcase under my own responsibility because she thought security would send me back. I was very surprised to hear this because it is a computer case. I did not have any problems and was able to embark. The plane had not bern clean. The pocket underneath my table had a used kleenex and the table of the person seated next to my had coffee spilled. During the 5:50 hrs only once were we offer a drink. Really bad service for an international flight."

Pros: "Crew was friendly, good overall flight"
Cons: "Please offer a vegetarian food option. Many people would enjoy it. It's healthier, tastes better. Simple veg sandwich or bowl of rice and beans? There are many options for a simple vegetarian meal. Only option to eat is white bread with a piece of processed meat. People take it but many people would love another option"

Pros: "In general, the crew was helpful and cheery."
Cons: "I had ordered a vegetarian meal - do not eat any meat - which was reconfirmed with my prebooking the day before the flight. On board, I was served a ham croissant "no hay algo más". Ham is not vegetarian (!) No inflight entertainment for short hop (1h15) from Oaxaca to Mexico - understandable. Uninteresting selection of inflight entertainment for the longer Mexico-Montreal flight."

Pros: "Biz class seats are still OK, but need refurb. Staff service is great. Will definitely look into AeroMexico for future international flights."
Cons: "None"

Cons: "I am not sure if it's something new that you guys changed but on my way back from Guadalajara to Chicago they charged me for my luggage, but when I flew frome chicago to guadalajara they didn't charge me I don't know if it was something that change that I wasn't notified or what but I don't think that was fair that I had to pay without me being notified that there was a change if there was one , other than that everything else went great"

Pros: "Plane wasn’t full and left and arrived early!"
Cons: "Offering some kind of beverage"

Cons: "Too many travelers on the same flight, but I know its the day before thanksgiving so its the way it is."

Cons: "I wasn't able to board with bags so I had to change flight I paid class upgrade and never received refund"

Cons: "IFE was not streaming movies, WiFi on but not loading"

Cons: "A bigger plane."

Cons: "Baggage handler lost my bag, grabbed it off plane cabin, never found"

Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "Better plane, better notice on delays, not only to weather"

Pros: "After couple or three hours the seat get to be a pain on the tailbone. Also I am 6'2" so already a bit of squeeze. Can't stretch out legs. Was an Airbus 319"
Cons: "Not much other than more room and more cushion in seats. Quick boarding in group 4, friendly crew, the Taco salad was actually pretty good. Watched 2 movies, both still premium on the pay channels."

Cons: "Great flight"

Cons: "Flight currently delayed 3 hours! No help booking another flight or compensation or way of getting back to NYC in time."

Pros: "Crew was great. Seats could be a bit wider"

Pros: "Crew was great. Boarding was easy."
Cons: "Easier option for entertainment."

Pros: "Amazing Crew"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "They didn’t turn on the AC. Terrible service"

Cons: "Flight delayed, interior of aircraft was deteriorating"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Issues with times changing for departure"

Pros: "Arrived on time despite late departure"
Cons: "Bumpy ride in CLT but uncontrollable"

Pros: "The very long TSA line was very fast. Good job TSA. Flight attendants were very attentive."
Cons: "Found the first class seat capsule uncomfortable after about three n hours. Certainly would not want it for Transocean flights."

Cons: "There was only a shared screen. And the AA Entertainment app didn't work"

Pros: "WiFi was on the flight. Free with TMobile."
Cons: "Easy and fast flight"

Pros: "Flight crew very friendly."
Cons: "No entertainment so 1 star rating. Kind passenger switched seats so I could sit with my husband and son. Would have had to sit behind them if not for her. Paying extra for isle seats was a surprise."

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: "See above"

Pros: "We arrived on time."
Cons: "These planes feel like they are made of Legos. They are absurdly tiny and uncomfortable (and I am a small woman). Hot and stinky when boarding and no room for you or your carry on luggage. The days of glamorous air travel seem very far away."

Pros: "The crew was friendly. Ticket cost was appropriate."
Cons: "Seats were HORRIBLY uncomfortable. I’m slender but tall and in my window seat my head hit the ceiling so I had to either slouch or turn my head to the side for the whole flight. In flight entertainment was awful (some weird sitcom loop) and the WiFi didn’t work with my phone nor laptop. Basically sat uncomfortably sideways with nothing to do for 2 hours. Flight also arrived late, causing transportation issues."

Pros: "Their Miami weather recovery of service during stressful & tragic times."

Cons: "Not so pleasant flight attendants."

Cons: "I could not check in and pay for my second bag at the kiosk. I had to wait in the very long ticketing line to get help. Also, it was not clear that the international flight flew from the AA terminal and not from the International terminal where Iberia flies from...I had to walk to the AA terminal with all my bags which was stressful since I was dropped off at the international terminal which made sense as it was an international flight and the ticket did not say it was flying from the AA terminal only that it was operated by AA.."

Pros: "Food and a/c"
Cons: "Two hours delay."

Pros: "Other passengers were friendly?"
Cons: "I was traveling alone with my tired, cranky 13 month old. I get that it's no fun for anyone, including me, to have a tired toddler on the flight! But from the moment we boarded the flight attendant was unfriendly and unhelpful. I asked for help putting a heavy bag in the overhead compartment. She half-heartedly tried and then told me it "didn't fit". By simply turning it on its side, I was able to easily make it fit, but it was uncomfortable for me to have to do so while also holding my baby! The flight attendant then commented that I couldn't have the child in a carrier during the flight (something I am well aware of!). She also neglected to offer us a snack later on. Overall, she was rude and inconsiderate and made a difficult trip more unpleasant."

Pros: "it was on time and the flight was without incident"
Cons: "the food was terrible, even by airplane standards no personal entertainment system"

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: "My outbound flight to Manila had an overnight layover in Japan. I asked at the luggage check-in at O'Hare International Airport if they can check it all the way through as I had planned to go outside of the Narita airport for the layover. They told me I couldn't check the luggage all the way through and that I had to pick it up from baggage claim once I land in Narita. From there I had to check-in the luggage again on the same day. When I took my luggage out from baggage claim, I tried to check-in and the counter crew told me I was given wrong information. I had to keep my luggage with me until my flight the following day. On my return flight from Manila and another overnight layover in Narita, the check-in crew at NAIA told me I could check-in my luggage all the way through, and that they also allowed this at my outbound flight to Manila. The check-in crew at O'Hare International Airport gave me wrong information."

Pros: "Got to my destination on time."
Cons: "Where to start? How about when I checked in at the counter, I asked the check in attendant to add my FF number on my ticket. They said they'll get right to it, handed me my tickets and sent me on my way. It never happened. Not a big deal, I can request the mileage post flight, but still something. Look at my tickets, that I had booked a week in advance and specifically reserved an aisle seat. My ticket says "Priority Verification," whatever that means. Turns out it means you don't have a seat, and you get the worst of the worst. So what seat is the worst? How about the middle seat in a row of 5. The middle in a row of 5, on a transoceanic flight... What kind of airlines has 5 in a row? The guy next to me spent $300 for his ticket, I spent $1200, for the same flight, and this is the kind of seat I get? The plane felt like it was straight out of the 90's, carpeted center walls, old seats, tiny tv's. Overall, a plane that felt had not been updated in decades. Took 20 minutes for a flight attendant to respond to the flight attendant sign. This wasn't during beverage or food service, just a normal time at cruising altitude. They also don't have eye masks. Every other transoceanic flight I've been on has them provided in the seat pocket, American Airlines doesn't even have them on the plane! Economy class has no USB or power outlets, the in flight entertainment is about a 5" screen in probably 260p resolution. Decent selection of movies, but you have to join the movie in progress or wait approx 10 minutes for the next movie to start. Legroom was okay unless you had one of the entertainment boxes in your way, then that takes up 30% of your space. Some of the tray tables do not have cup holders, on the top, bottom, or anywhere on it. Also my table was tilted, so every time I put a cup on it, it slid right off. Seems like a minor complaint, but eating dinner and fighting a sliding cup the whole time is a pain. Dinner and breakfast tasted decent, but you can tell American is cheap on the food. Most airlines will give something like a main course, a bread roll, fruit cup/salad, juice, small dessert. American gives you the main course and a fruit cup and that is all. Crappy utensils too. Overall, if I had paid maybe $200 for the flight, I wouldn't have any room to complain, but because American holds the government carrier contract for FY17, I had to fly on them at exorbitant cost, and would never recommend them to anyone."

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: "Punctuality"
Cons: "Small plane with no leg room"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

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."

Pros: "Great flight Captain and staff was friendly"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"

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: "American Airlines is my favorite Airlines to fly. There is a little more leg room and the seats are a little wider. The staff is very professional and courteous."

Cons: "The flight was delayed about an hour."

Cons: "My flight date was changed because of a medical issue with my grandson, and I was outraged by the amount of the change fee."

Pros: "Not applicable"

Pros: "All"

Pros: "Good entertainment choices, boarding in both the front and rear of the plane was great - it's common sense to board both when available or to at least board the rear of the plane first."
Cons: "No food"

Cons: "Taking 48 hours to get home and it would have taken longer if I didn't insist on being put on standby. Being told it was probably "god's will" that my flightless canceled."

Cons: "My flight was delayed 2+ hours which made me miss my connecting flight & not make it to my destination until the next day ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I never even made the flight because they kept jerking us around"

Pros: "Horrendous experience. 6 hours on the tarmac, followed by a another 7 hour delay. I missed my connecting flight in Sao Paolo - had to spend another $1300 to get to my final destination"
Cons: "Everything was terrible."

Cons: "It is unacceptable that United is still submitting its customers in business class to old planes and very old seats - including rows with four seats looking backwards with no separation between the seats (with the same issue on the window seats, which are double seats). Dreadful flight - my fare shall be refunded in full."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Tight space and food could be better"

Pros: "Crew was very accommodating in light of the maintenance delay. Especially for those of us with small children."
Cons: "Look, delays suck. We fly about only once a year, and we ALWAYS have a delay. ALWAYS. Air traffic control at Newark will delay a flight for a hangnail."

Pros: "I forgot my charger at the gate and the purser was so kind to help bring it back #unitedairlinecares"
Cons: "Nothing was a perfect flight"

Pros: "Very friendly crew."
Cons: "This is a small airplane. I would like to see United insist that people check large bags."

Pros: "Overall wonderful trip"
Cons: "17L entertainment screen didn't work"

Pros: "It’s existance. Informative capt."
Cons: "Late almost 3 hours. Sketchy bev service. 50 seat RJ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight got cancelled again and again then call customer service but he doesn’t know anything about information. Totally ruined my day"

Cons: "3 hour mechanical delay"

Pros: "An early departure!"

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."

Cons: "I only made it as far as Chicago, and my bag was fairly comprehensively lost as I did so"

Pros: "service was good. instructions in English & Portuguese."
Cons: "lavatories didn't work below 5,000 ft. It was extremely cold so I had to put on my coat. Seats of course are very uncomfortable."

Pros: "A comida"
Cons: "As cadeiras poderiam inclinar mais para trás."

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: "AT THE TERMINAL IN PORTLAND THE ATTENDANTS WERE SUPER HELPFUL AS I WAS CONFUSED ABOUT GETTING MY TICKETS."
Cons: "JUST BEFORE BOARDING THOSE OF US PASSENGERS NOT ALREADY BOARDED WERE TOLD WE COULD NOT BRING OUR CARRY ONS WITH US AS THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO STOW THEM OVERHEAD. SO WE WERE TOLD TO SEND THEM DIRECTLY TO OUR FINAL DESTINATION. WHEN I BOARDED THE PLANE I COUNTED 7 OVERHEAD STORAGE BINS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE TO MY AISLE WHERE I WAS SEATED WERE NOT FILLED AND THERE WERE SEVERAL SUCH BINS ON MY SIDE OF THE AISLE (I DID NOT HAVE TIME TO COUNT THEM BEFORE I SAT DOWN). I ASKED AN ATTENDANT WHY THIS WAS SO GIVEN WE WERE TOLD THE BINS WERE FILLED JUST AS WE BOARDING FROM THE DEPARTURE AREA. SHE WAS POLITE AND SAID SHE WASN'T SURE ABOUT WHO MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE TERMINAL BUT THAT IN ANY EVENT MY CARRY ON WOULD ARRIVE SAFE AND SOUND IN VANCOUVER - IT DID BUT WITH MY BOOK FOOD SNACK WHICH i HAD INTENDED TO USE WHILE ON MY WAY TO CHI. AND VAN."

Pros: "First time first class flyer. It was great!"
Cons: "Being separated from my wife in seating when we booked before others that we talked to!"

Pros: "The flight attendants. Especially Meagan and Heather. Amber was a,sweetheart too. I had the same attendants 3 out of 4 of my flights that weekend. So cool. When they realized it was me again they spoiled me rotten. So good I feel like unless I have those 3 as my attendants I won't fly United again"
Cons: "No food options. No free food"

Cons: "there was someone sitting in my chair who got angry and it was very rude because I asked him to sit in the right place. I had to put my carry far from me because he put his on my head."

Cons: "Really awful, disorganized and unapologetic."

Cons: "Late, no leg room and bad wifi"

Pros: "Had to cancel."
Cons: "WaIting for refund"

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."

Pros: "The flight was ok."
Cons: "It took a long time to hook up to the jetway once we taxied in to EWR. Pilot even commented that he didn't know what the heck she was doing out there."

Pros: "Flight did not happen"

Pros: "I liked when Delta stepped up and had us booked on one of their flights within seconds, after United abandoned us at their own terminal."
Cons: "Flight delayed 3 times due to maintenance, total of 5 hours. After final arrival time came and went with no plane or even announcement, I had to go back through security to front desk to find a rep and remind United that they had forgotten about us. They handed us off to the Delta counter with no apology (except the "new girl" apologized)"

Pros: "Not a single thing!"
Cons: "Arrived late"

Cons: "Kayak did not provide me with confirming email for flight in either direction and I missed my first flight to LA from Portland This is the second time I was not contacted via email from Kayak on flight reservations"

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."

Cons: "Seating next to the bathroom is gross"

Pros: "Friendly and polite! Crew."
Cons: "Middle seat. Space too small."

Pros: "Couldn't really figure out your Wi-Fi system so I just read a book"
Cons: "It's not really easy to set up your Wi-Fi system through the United app"

Pros: "It use to be, I could put up with the lack of comfort and services because the cost savings made it bearable. But thes days, the basic ticket costs are high and increasing despite ala Carter pricing. The flights are always full and the number of flights are down. Airline profits are at a peak yet very little is flowing back to improve the flying experience."

Cons: "No agent to check in when I arrived at airport. Only at gate. No advance check in or advance seating. Allowed passengers to have more than 2 bags. Flight was late. No help getting to next gate or holding aircraft. Absolutely uncomfortable sitting."

Pros: "Boarding was fast and easy. Crew was kind to allow me to use an empty seat in the middle row and get more space. Managed to connect to onboard entertainment with a tablet and avoided to use the tiny screen that still exists on United's 767s."
Cons: "Food was a bit tasteless."

Pros: "That I got a refund, although that should be a given"
Cons: "Had to purchase new flight day of, as I was told of flight cancellation 5 hours before leaving to the airport. I then had to spend $500 on a new flight, and one of the connections refused to let me on the plane. Stil not home."

Pros: "Pleasant crew"

Pros: "It was a pretty smooth flight and it was pretty well organized."
Cons: "The plane was in the Houston hanger most of the day, but it seems they didn't test it. Even after being delayed on the ground due to rain and a mechanical problem with the ramp for three hours, the plane had to turn around and come back to Houston due to another mechanical issue. Finally left 13.5 hours late. I did receive a hotel room, breakfast and 10,000 miles compensation for the hassle, but I would rather have been in Brazil on time."

Pros: "made good time."
Cons: "they lost our luggage on the way back,Didn't make it to Portland. But it was brought to our house at 7:45. I think for 1600.00 for tickets you should provide pretzels. That would be great. Thanks"

Cons: "Canceled flight, booked me an impossible connection, put on stayby when I get the tickets months in advance. Offered no vouchers and made me fly out on a diffrent day. Hs aircraft delays on all flights"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Never flying United again. On my way to the airport in Portland I got a text from United that my flight to Newark had been cancelled and there was no way to fly me out of Portland to San Diego that day. My sister had to drive me to Boston so I could catch a flight to San Francisco, which took 6.5 hours because it flew over most of Canada for some reason AND had three babies that cried from start to finish. Oh and because I was a late addition, I had a middle seat. The second I turned my phone on after we landed I had another yet another text from United saying that my connection to San Diego had been delayed three hours and wouldn't take off until 11:15 pm."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Payed to upgrade seat was not comfortable and person next to me kept moving onto my side. Flight was 2 hours late so I missed my connection and had a terrible time to find a flight home. United staff was not helpful and kept telling me to go somewhere else for help. No food was served only tiny packet of way too spicy pretzels. Sat on the runway for an hour. Flight crew said 15 min and it was much longer. Crew seemed to be really confused."

Pros: "-Pounctuality"
Cons: "- Horrible food; - Very old airplane. The oldest I ever flew; - The entertainment system was horrible and not worked. We came the whole flight without having access to anything, neither the map of the flight."

Pros: "Polite staff"

Pros: "The crew communicated well to the passengers."
Cons: "I didn't get to Chicago until close to midnight, the flight to MSP was cancelled, and I missed my meeting the next morning. I understand you can't control the weather, but that didn't change the outcome for me."

Pros: "Crew was very accommodating to the fact that I was flying with a large service animal. They even brought him his own dinner. They were excellent people."

Pros: "Staff excellent"
Cons: "Passengers space is insanely small, staff work under restrictive conditions"

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