Baggage claim took forever.
Crew made sure we had space since it was not a full flight. I slept the entire ride.
Please see previous review. The most uncomfortable airline seats I have ever sat in, and I travel a lot. Forward of vertical, ugh. I will recommend people avoid your airline it was so bad. The rest was good, crew and timing etc.
Wish the Wi-Fi was better and the seats were a bit bigger, more legroom would be awesome, but they're the usual wish list items. Besides that everything was excellent, pilots, crew, and staff were really friendly and helpful, plus we arrived a little early which was nice. It's why I always fly American and it's regional carriers...great service at a reasonable price. Also I've flown so much on American I know where I'm going now!!
Fantastic plane and top notch crew. Departed on time and arrived early. Classy flight!
1. Wi-Fi does not work 2. Unexpected switching of seats ridiculous even paid seats 3. Gate agents at DWF needs rest as they were rude even for seat request that we had paid.
The flights are all packed full and the overhead bins are full of things like purses, stuffed animals, and other lightweight bags instead of putting them under the seat. This makes it hard to get actual suitcases up there. The new hook thing for setting your viewing device on is a nice touch though.
The check in process was very slow. We arrived 3 hours prior de departure time and almost made it.
Quick boarding was great. Seat cushions are hard and painful. Did not eat anything. Disappointed with the nonexistent masking policy. No snack options caused allergy poisoning. Bottled water would not spread the virus so easily
Our last few flights (on a variety of airlines including AA) had honestly been disappointing. The negative experiences making me wonder if I should stop flying altogether and start to vacationing closer to home and just drive everywhere. Happily my flights from San Antonio to Miami and back have given me hope that flying is finally getting better, almost enjoyable. The AA luggage and flight check in went smoothly. AA flights were on time, gate changes were updated quickly to the app and text messages sent. I was very pleased with the American Airlines experience this trip.
Pros: "Delicious pretzels and sparkling water."
Cons: "Horrible at customer service and those travelers with no status."
Pros: "I was by automation assigned to a window seat, which I always seek to avoid. But before the flight, I had read in the WSJ, that such a seat was one of the safest, for health reasons! I give thanks to the random seat assignment gods!"
Cons: "I always have preferred American Airlines but they seem to have constant problems with the aircraft these days. This causes delays and missed connections. This in turn causes no breakfast or lunch or dinner opportunities. I travel with snacks in my bag at all times now just in case so I won’t get sick for lack of nourishment or water! This last flight I missed my connection altogether and had to take a shuttle home, then catch a ride back to the airport to pick up my luggage and then get my car to drive home. It was 4 hours past my expected time home."
Cons: "Was not allowed to get on slightly early with a car seat and a 3 year old to get situated in the seats, though on every other flight we have been allowed to. There was a delay that caused us to miss our connecting flight."
Pros: "Seats very comfortable"
Cons: "No money for baggage registred"
Pros: "Everything was good!"
Pros: "Gate check of carry-on luggage was nice. The connecting flight from DFW to FLL was on time and the boarding process was very smoothly executed by the gate agent. Well done!!"
Cons: "The flight out of RNO early in the morning was chaotic. One of the kiosks was down and the line to self-check was long and moved very slowly because there was only one agent behind the self-check baggage drop. She did well keeping up but there was a long line of unhappy customers due to the long wait. No snack was offered but I did get a glass of water. Not enough overhead storage for the carry-on bags because passengers get the luggage check tag but brought the carry-on onboard anyway."
Pros: "I feel like there is more leg room in the seats then in other discount airlines! I like the snack and drink, this breaks up the flight a bit. This is nice for me because I don’t like to fly."
Cons: "The staff seemed miserable. No one was nice or even smiled. Just felt like they couldn’t wait for this leg of their day/trip to be over."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Poor ratings for food Is result of not eating any food. No entertainment."
Cons: "Kept the lights on for too long serving dinner. Forgot to serve the middle section beverages during breakfast."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew was very helpful"
Cons: "the staff were not knowledgeable on visa requirements at checkin in Reno. As a result my checkin took long at the counter. Small CRJ700 plane was cramped though fast."
Cons: "I think things would run so much smoother if the plane was loaded from the back to the front. That way you don't have to wait as long for people to put things in the overhead and then sit down."
Pros: "Flight box waste of money for sure. The middle seat was vacant and it was fantastic. We travelbwith a guide dog."
Cons: "The boxed food"
Cons: "I didn't like that it was delayed. But it was not their fault because it was the thunderstorms that held us up."
Pros: "Automatic ticket rebooking"
Cons: "It being cancelled."
Pros: "Quick takeoff and landing. Very smooth ride and friendly crew."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Cons: "Delays without updates, rude flight staff, lost baggage"
Cons: "This was an MD80 that had absolutely been ridden to death. I thought that AA was modernizing their fleet? This was a 30 year old plane."
Pros: "Crew did the best they could considering the situation."
Cons: "There were multiple delays, leaving half my flight with missed connections in Phoenix."
Pros: "Pilot was very friendly"
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable"
Cons: "delayed and missed connecting flight"
Pros: "Great attendants excellent customer service"
Cons: "Awful TSAs"
Cons: "Missed connecting flight because they left late out of our origin location. We were only 2 min late but they closed the door eventhough they knew the previous flight had landed and we were on our way to the flight."
Cons: "Delays, attitudes, and fees"
Pros: "Crew was extremely nice. I dont' like to fly and the take off was so rough, I spent the whole flight in the bathroom. The flight attendant gave me ginger ale and pretzels and let me sit in the back so i didn't have to go back and forth. The other flight attendant had aroma therapy that helped a lot but i was just too freaked out. Those two made the flight as nice as possible."
Cons: "Very rough take off but that is mother nature not the air line :) Took off almost an hour late. LAX scheduled too many flight to land at the same time, Had to wait on the runway in Reno."
Pros: "Clean, smooth flight, on time."
Cons: "Small plane claustrophobia, entertainment required your own debice"
Cons: "The flight was delayed, at not fault of the crew on board, however the flight attendants did very little to update the passengers on connecting flights and did not try to help in making the connecting flight aware that some passengers would be delayed. I missed my connection by MINUTES (I saw it still taxied at the gate) and they could not hold the plane for 5 passengers connecting. Awful service and procedures."
Cons: "Missed my connecting flight to to 3 delays."
Pros: "Service on board"
Cons: "Left an hour late; missed connecting flight. Our final destination was DC; connecting flight was to Philly. Wanted them to Serbs us to DC since we missed our flight. But, the agent said he couldn't due to airline regulation. I was willing to pay more. I'm not happy about it."
Pros: "We left 55 minutes late. Person at counter was annoying. Kept grabbing the microphone, think he liked hearing himself talk. Wanted to valet all the carryons but there was room in the airplane for them."
Cons: "being late and uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Flight was one time."
Cons: "It was a standard boarding. The standard ride. I have nothing to complain about"
Pros: "Flight research tools."
Cons: "After choosing seats through this website we were kicked out of all of them and was separated from my partner. Every single flight we took was late and we missed a connection due to a late take off. The low cost was not worth the extreme effort and connecting flights."
Pros: "Boarding was easy & seamless"
Cons: "Had to lie about forgetting my phone charger in the waiting area to get off the plane & give my niece a hug who arrived early on a neighboring flight from NY to RNO as we switched off to take care of my dad who just had a triple bypass. If two people are past security - there should be NO ISSUE with them meeting - we have already been screened & a hug or anything else should not be a crime."
Cons: "I still have not received my luggage"
Pros: "Medical emergency response and support was excellent."
Cons: "No pre-boarding for infant. Straight legroom in 13D still had seat in front recline into my knees at 6'5". Extra legroom purchase did not provide any extra legroom. Need to know what seats provide extra legroom for 6'5" tall passengers."
Cons: "The previous crew did not do some kind of check so leaving Reno was delayed which left almost no time to get to my connecting flight. No one seemed very happy at all."
Pros: "Politeness of the crew"
Cons: "Not very spacious and entertainment only offered at My own expense"
Disappointed with the work of the staff in checking hand luggage, negligent attitude, inefficient, incredibly slow, extremely unprofessional luggage security service!!! Discrimination for the transportation of women's cosmetic bags! they don’t say anything to someone, but to someone with the same set of cosmetic bags in which everything is the same - mascara and foundation make brains, in every possible way find reasons to find fault🥵🤬
The announcement was delivered clearly. Supply enough food and drinks for the passengers.
The plane was tiny and filled with very tall Icelandic residents. The crew were disinterested in the passengers. We got 8oz of water and a cereal bar for a 3.5 hour international flight.
Pros: "Quick flight and boarding"
Cons: "Late boarding , late to name the gate"
Pros: "The crew did their best to maintain morale."
Cons: "Considering this flight was delayed two and three quarters of an hour, and as we remained on board with no refreshments offered except a small glass of water during this time, it was not a pleasant experience."
Pros: "Flight 100% punctual, seats comfortable, cabin super clean, crew friendly and professional"
Pros: "Crew was super friendly!"
Cons: "The preferred passenger security line was a total scrum - worst part of our holiday"
Pros: "My flight with Qantas was late and I missed the flight, they refused to move me to a later flight even though I had a paid ticket!"
Pros: "Breakfast burritos were a nice change."
Cons: "I did not like a seat under E row as the seats feel. Crammed."
Cons: "The absurd delay and the fact that last row seats can’t be reclined and have no windows. Not a nice experience."
Pros: "Staff were friendly."
Cons: "Check-in did not include my TSA-Pre or airline frequent flyer membership. Food was stale and inedible."
Cons: "Flight delayed and caused me to miss connection. The flight from Edinburgh to London is only an hour. This became a disaster for travel all day."
Pros: "Nothing, airlines are garbage and getting worse"
Cons: "Ever increasing amount of seats in planes (but planes aren't by getting bigger), less legs space.. and prices going up year over year."
Cons: "Not even a drink of water for free on this flight. You can buy snacks and drinks however. No leg room."
Pros: "Usual BA trappings, efficient check in including automation"
Cons: "BA didn't put my bag on the flight, and didn't email me about it (asking me to fill out a form before departure) until an hour into the flight."
Pros: "Timing of flight. Gate not too distant at Gatwick.."
Cons: "The check in and seat allocation process is awful. Boarding was chaotic with passengers still standing as we rolled back (quite sensibly the pilot did not want to miss the slot). Sitting around rows 19/20 means that even on an a two hour flight, you risk attendants never reaching you with the trolley."
Pros: "Large plane operated by Iberia"
Cons: "Uninspiring food"
Pros: "Only good thing was that British Air didn’t crash us"
Cons: "British Air overbooked the flight; I checked in on time but there were no seat assignments left. I went to the gate anyway to try; the gate attendant kept me waiting for a seat so long that the gate closed. He was not nice. His colleague booked me on a different flight to LCY airport (instead of Heathrow). But that different flight got diverted to Manchester. So the fast that BA overbooked cost me an extra 6 hours and $140 to buy a train & tube ticket to get back to Heathrow. The fact that there was not a single smile among the staff, and I had to argue to even get on the second flight, is inexcusable."
Pros: "Check in too long for drop off bag otherwise quick boarding, flight early and bagage delivered very quickly"
Pros: "Food, Movies Staff Treatment Aircraft: B787...quiet, new and clean Heathrow Terminal 5"
Cons: "Delayed 1hr after having been rebooked on that flight"
Pros: "Entertainment system worked well and had good selection of movies"
Cons: "Armrests didn't go up which is a problem with a toddler needing to sleep. Seat was broken so that pressure would make it lean back. Left over an hour late."
Pros: "Nice flight, great service."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Nice crew, more leg room"
Cons: "Food and even sodas are not free anymore"
Cons: "The airline overbooked my flight and I nearly wasn't allowed to board."
Pros: "A direct flight from SD to London."
Cons: "I have been using this direct flight since they restarted the route a few years ago. Standards seem to be slipping. For this flight we were not offered champagne at the beginning of the flight and the meal and "breakfast" were very meager, with small portions."
Pros: "The crew was great! Very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Cramped tiny seat. Price of food & drinks."
Pros: "The staff were friendly."
Cons: "When I checked in I was told to go to a separate desk to have a seat assigned. There turned out to be a shortage of seats and I had to wait until boarding closed to find out if I had a seat on the plane. Having paid $1600 for a return flight I find it unacceptable that a seat is not guaranteed. The BA staff were helpful, but your system is ridiculous."
Pros: "That I was in shape to run from one terminal to another to catch the flight"
Cons: "The transfer flight was a disaster - see above. We dragged a car seat to the plane and dropped it off before we boarded. Upon landing, there was no car seat to be found. We were told to go to baggage as it would be there. We waited for over an hour for it to come through and it never did. Again no ground staff available to assist. Airport security advised to go BA office. They located the car seat in London. It never made the flight?! We arrived Wed and the car seat wasn't delivered until Friday. Again, no contact from anyone. I received a call from the courier when I was out. Overall, atrocious customer service from BA"
Cons: "I did not realize BA was now a no frills airline It's now "low cost service" at regular price"
Cons: "I tired to make an adjustments to my ticket but it's impossible without contacting Yayama. Will never use Yayama again."
Cons: "They don't even give you water without charge"
Pros: "I like everything ,because the way they treating me and I was feeling very comfortable . Thank you very much ."
Cons: "I coul not say anything that U did not like."
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Waits, long wait for baggage, surly crew."
Pros: "Regardless of many flights, this was my first experience with BA on transatlantic flights. And I was pleasantly surprised. Very well mannered crew, politeness, help, all... Food was great as well. Overall great first impression and definitely will fly again with BA."
Cons: "In general, it was ok, can't complain."
Pros: "Nothing to talk about. Entertainment had many choices"
Cons: "Food was pathetic"
Pros: "The crew etc were all great as usual"
Cons: "On both flights there was limited or no options on sandwiches left and the yogurt in your brochure was available on neither of the flights."
Pros: "Crew and ground personnel extremely polite and helpful. Good entertainment selection. And there's room for everybody's carry-on! Comfortable airplane even on coach, besides the 2 sore points on the "don't like" pane."
Cons: "Airbus A380, so boarding and de-boarding took some time. Aircraft interiors are made per airline requirements, not simply by aircraft manufacturer. On an airplane that will always be use on long haul routes I won't expect the usual non-really-reclinable last row of seats. Moreover, the armrest does not disappear between seats when moved upwards, it goes up only 45 degrees. Quite a nuisance traveling with your s.o. or children if you want to lean on each other."
Cons: "They loaded us on the plane only to inform us that we'd be in que for an hour+... not acceptable. They should have delayed loading."
Cons: "I HAVE FLOWN OFTEN ON OTHER AIRLINES & IT WAS THE FIRST TIME TO FIND OUT THAT BRITISH AIRWAYS ONLY ALLOWED ONE FREE CHECKED BAG AND I HAD TO PAY $200 WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT, $100 FOR THE 2ND BAG & $100 BECAUSE IT EXCEEDED 51 LBS"
Cons: "The plane was too small/old. It was packed to the gills."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "They have completely eliminated complimentary beverage service. Not even a glass of water!"
Pros: "The pilot communjcated very well and was able to keep passengers calm during the heavy turbulence."
Cons: "I was only allowed ONE free bag for an international flight??? Totally unheard of. This was my first time flying BA and it will certainly be my last. For a 12hr flight, we were only fed ONCE! There was also an hr + delay without prior notification sent via email."
Pros: "Great customer service"
Cons: "One of BA system was down which did delay us"
Pros: "The planes the people were very nice. Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Horrible connections We were on the southern coast of Spain wanting to go to Southern coast city of Nice France. We had to fly to LONDON then to Nice. It included a 9.5 hour layover on London."
Pros: "Staff was very pleasant and helpful, good movie selection and decent food."
Cons: "I had assigned an emergency exit row, however did not pay extra. These seats are horrible, no lace to store your stuff, tray tables are awkward and having to bother you neighbor. Difficult to have tray tale and tv accessible. Would never pay extra money for this seat. Also near bathroom and smelly at times."