Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Rio de Janeiro to Iowa
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Quick and painless, and so appreciate Delta’s respect for social distancing while other flagship carriers have returned to booking full flights"
Cons: "flight left without 1/6 of the passengers. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"
Cons: "connecting flight left without 1/6th of its passengers. Stuck at airport now because of Deltas laziness"
Cons: "Get us off plane. Been stuck at gate in plane for over an hour."
Pros: "Went very smoothly. Very comfortable."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "The crew was amazing and seats were comfortable"
Pros: "Seats confort for nearly a 5 hours flights were ok. Entertainment system is working good."
Cons: "For a more than $800 ticket on a domestic flight: The flight could have been on time The food is not free and limited Entertainment system: the choice of programs and movies is a little bit too limited."
Pros: "Flight and crew were wonderful. Perfectly smooth landing!"
Cons: "I really wonder about the boarding procedure... isn't "back to front" more efficient? What is this Comfort +, Main Cabin 1, Main Cabin 2, Basic thing? Is that supposed to make you feel better because you paid for a seat selection?!"
Pros: "Good crew, kind and hard working staff. It is so nice to have inflight messaging and that was a pleasant surprise that made the flight go quickly."
Cons: "I found the delta app to be less user friendly than the United one. I wish the in flight entertainment were in the Delta app versus downloading yet another app."
Pros: "Crew was the best I have had in 2019 on Delta, the only good crew."
Cons: "Everything at the Atlanta Airport. From the airport and staff itself to those working for Delta Airlines. It has been so bad, that I am thinking of flying with American Airlines again and avoiding the Atlanta Airport all together. Absolutely the worst airport in the country, Delta not much better"
Cons: "In flight movies would be nice . Tight seats for 6.3 huy"
Pros: "Airport accessibility"
Cons: "Not getting delayed for 20 minutes on the tarmac"
Pros: "Accurate arrival time"
Cons: "flight was delayed"
Pros: "Delta personnel at DTW knew they were overwhelmed and did everything they could to mitigate the problems."
Cons: "Delta should have had more than 3 staff on to check in 300 people."
Cons: "Delay after landing"
Pros: "left on time and arrived early"
Cons: "no legroom even in first class."
Pros: "Didn’t take three days to drive"
Cons: "Packed in like sardines"
Cons: "Food, cramped seating."
Pros: "The last time we flew Delta, we were underwhelmed. Our flight was delayed several hours and there was nothing exceptional about it when it did finally leave. That was 5 years ago, and there's been a lot of changes. There I'd now in-flight entertainment, reasonably comfortable seats, and everything was on time."
Cons: "Virtually no food options."
Pros: "Timing of the flight and the luggage step by step notification"
Cons: "A bit warm on the plane and late taking off."
Pros: "Nothing.. the entire experience was horrible. Nasty seat. Had to get rebooked 3 times to finally get home but had to fly into a different airport and you also lost my bag so I have nothing to wear to my father's funeral."
Cons: "Everyrhing. the entire experience was horrible. Nasty seat. Had to get rebooked 3 times to finally get home but had to fly into a different airport and you also lost my bag so I have nothing to wear to my father's funeral"
Pros: "Great comfortable flight"
Pros: "Arrived early. Got a beverage & snack which is becoming rarer with American carriers. Video selection was very good. Staff was nice and attentive. Overall a good flight at a reasonable price."
Cons: "Narrow corridor to seats"
Pros: "Air crew was excellent"
Cons: "4 hour layover in ATL too long"
Cons: "They said it was late because of a tire issue that was fixed in Salt Lake causing a late departure on a round trip SLC-Burbank. It arrived back to Salt Lake late causing the Dallas flight to leave late. I got a message at 6:24 pm regarding the late departure for the 8:15 pm flight to Dallas. They knew this info hours before. It should have been communicated sooner"
Cons: "was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight"
Cons: "No help with baggage when boarding the plane, they hurry you up for nothing, because we had to wait 20 mi utes to take off."
Pros: "Everything was Excellent"
Cons: "Excellent job and keep it up"
Pros: "Entertainment was good. Delta staff seemed flat compared to other delta flights I've been on."
Cons: "Space. Economy on a long flight is not ideal"
Cons: "I was sitting in the last row and the bathroom smell was hard to deal with."
Pros: "quick trip, no problems"
Cons: "The staff"
Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "The boarding process is a bit backwards. They board by zones with the front of the plane going first, so if you're in the back you get stuck in the aisles waiting for these people to sit down. They should board the back of the plane first."
Pros: "once we left Ewr everything went smooth"
Cons: "Late taking off. had to hurry to catch final leg"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and incredible kind staff"
Cons: "No food, drinks, or entertainment. But it was an extremely short flight."
Pros: "Good Entertainment"
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "It was delayed"
Cons: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"
Pros: "Hospitable crew"
Cons: "Na, nothing special"
Pros: "Great crew. Good space on my exit row seat"
Cons: "Seat doesn't recline, though it's considered a "premium" seat. No power either. Ticketing process was crazy - I was not able to get a seat assignment until 5 minutes before boarding. Why? And there was no explanation of the situation. I had to ask, multiple times, what was going on,before I was finally told that I was going to get on, but they just didn't know where. This could be handled much more clearly!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed indefinitely. Delta supposedly booked me on united flight but made an error."
Cons: "My luggage is lost. I picked it up in LAX and reboarded. It never arrived to MSP. My wife's luggage was also lost but they found it on another flight. They have no clue where mine is."
Pros: "First class stewardess was excellent."
Cons: "Seats too close - I'm not that tall and my knees were jammed against the seat in front of me."
Pros: "The seat was uncomfortable and the flight was full. The crew was okay. Friendly enough."
Cons: "Next time I will fly first class.. More legroom"
Pros: "Good crew."
Cons: "Puddle jumper so very basic n"
Cons: "It sucked in many ways. But that wasn't united's fault. The weather was threatening lightning in Denver and of course because of that the world stops turning."
Cons: "On time departure. A comfortable seat."
Pros: "Gusty winds in CID - the crew handled this quite well. Smooth flight."
Cons: "There was no UAL ground crew to greet us when we arrived on time (11PM) in Cedar Rapids. Poor communication."
Pros: "From checkin to landing, it was a good and comfortable flight."
Cons: "No problems."
Cons: "Serious turbulence. I don’t know to what extent it was avoidable, but my family was terrified for several minutes and nervous for the remainder of the flight."
Pros: "The Rio de Janeiro international airport is very difficult to traverse. However, the airport staff was very helpful in directing me several times to the correct location."
Cons: "United needs a check-in kiosk located between the domestic arrivals section and the international connection hallway just before security. I had to walk to the complete length of the airport and back again, just to check-in. Other airlines, such as Delta, have a kiosk located just before the security entrance. The cabin temperature was absolutely freezing during the flight, and I am usually hot."
Pros: "Able to use my frequent flier miles."
Cons: "Boarding, comfort, de-planing."
Pros: "The flight attendants in first class were very very pleasant. Service was amazing."
Cons: "Boarding was extremely congested. I know ithis is out if UA control but it seems like it's getting more worst. The food aka snack that was served on the flight was a cold muffin. Not to happy with a cold muffin. I'd rather have chips or pretzels."
Pros: "It was quick all around."
Cons: "Airplane was super cold. No extra blankets. Passengers freezing. Impossible to sleep."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "No movie anymore."
Pros: "Friendly crew, decent food, good entertainment options to make the flight feel shorter."
Cons: "No entertainment options"
Pros: "It was on time and boarding was very efficient. I was seated near the back, but the middle seat was open. I appreciated the additional space. It was a nice perk for having to sit in the rear of the plane."
Pros: "Got there safe"
Cons: "We stayed in the plane for a hour and a half beforehand take off. We couldn't even get some water to drink. For the love of God"
Cons: "We were in First class and were served a yoghurt that had already been opened and oatmeal that was stone cold, I mean refrigerator cold. Also the in flight entertainment kept buffering so that it was basically unwatchable. United touts Polaris, but maybe they should concentrate on their current classes of service instead."
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"
Pros: "Although there was a slight delay, the flight was pleasant and the service very nice. We got twice something to drink and a snack. For the short flight, quite remarkable."
Cons: "Everyting was fine"
Cons: "She was not able to fly to Germany even though we paid for the ticket"
Pros: "I enjoyed the assistance, the food and the movies"
Cons: "I liked every single bit of my experience."
Cons: "We star boarding 20 min late, after that the airplane was totally full i was separated from my family"
Pros: "Easy boarding, on time take off"
Cons: "Arrived early (yay), but had to sit on the runway for 45 minutes waiting for a gate and ended up getting to the gate later than the original expected time. Pretty ridiculous."
Cons: "I had to spend $341.00 to buy another ticket"
Pros: "The flight attendants were excellent! They really communicated with the passengers regarding connecting flights and flight time delays."
Cons: "Way too small and skimpy seats, I felt like I was in a jump seat getting ready to jump out with a parachute!"
Cons: "I had flown from Honolulu to Denver arriving at 6:30 am this morning having paid $25 for a checked bag. So had to get luggage and turn right around to check-in for Denver to Cedar Rapids and pay another $25 with the same airline because I wasn't able to check all the way through! So I feel I was charged double"
Cons: "No snack was offered"
Pros: "Finally getting to SEA"
Cons: "The Captain kept lying to the passengers why we were delaid ! Finally after 40 minutes sitting on the ramp he came on and apolized for telling us the wrong information but actually what happened was someone loaded all the luggage in the aft baggage compdartment incorrectly and they had to reload the the bags and move then to the forward compartment This certainty didn't give you a safe feeling knowing there ground crew didn't know ho to load there plane correctly! Another reason not to fly United Airlines! Everett Johnson, Bellevue Wash."
Pros: "We flew business class and slept most of the way in very comfortable environment"
Cons: "The cabin crew insisted that we had to claim our baggage in Houston and go thru customs with it. THEY WERE WRONG! . we wasted 15 mins for luggage that we then found out did not need to be picked up as it was routed direct to Vancouver. This almost made us miss our next flight and caused us a lot of stress. We had specifically asked the crew to check as we thought it was ticketed to Vancouver but they insisted WE WERE WRONG"
Pros: "The flight attendant let me put my guitar on the plane."
Cons: "The flight was an hour delayed."
Pros: "-Avoided the foul toilet -No overbooked passenger was clubbed into submission & dragged off.. although the threat hung in the air..."
Cons: "Delayed take off, cramped seating, predatory fees, ...what else could go wrong?"
Cons: "Flight was 2 hrs late"
Pros: "No issues with getting a seat or checking in like the cheap airlines."
Cons: "Same flight as the cheap airlines. New seats are not comfortable. Row 30 was brutal at 6'1". I'd rather deal with a shitty airline."
Cons: "Overall horrible experience round trip. Issues with the planes caused delays leaving and caused my flight home to be cancelled. Flew American home. Will never fly Intied again. EVER!"
Pros: "Very friendly staff! Hello's and goodbye's and asked if anyone needed anything several times"
Cons: "I froze for 5 hours!"
Pros: "The staff was efficient, funny, friendly and honest. Smooth landing and good service. Thank you!"
Pros: "Everything was great we just had to sit for mechanical issues. Announcing ETAs is crucial for those of us getting picked up"
Cons: "Not enough overhead storage"
Pros: "Very smooth and comfortable flight."
Cons: "So we arrived at the desk after a 7hr international flight ready for the final 1hr leg - only to be confronted with "flight overbooked" looking for 9 volunteers - how can you over book a 40 seat flight by 9 ???? So we had an anxious wait wondering if we'd be dumped from the flight - we weren't but it wasn't enjoyable waiting for the flight and our meeting with our grand kids."
Pros: "very nice flight attendant. Very helpful to have my son and I sit together. Gave me a cup of coffee when i asked. very friendly as well."
Pros: "Crew was nice and boarding went smooth"
Cons: "seats were very close together"
Cons: "Flight got cancelled"
Pros: "Cabin crew were fantastic"
Cons: "The long delay waiting for pilots kicked out butts. I'm about done flying United."
Pros: "They were on time."
Cons: "The cabin temperature never went below 80 degrees. Seats were very, very small. Especially when seated by a 300 lb person"
Pros: "The crew. The booking experience and the check in were all very good to great. I liked the plane on the Houston to cle flight. A 737 I think"
Cons: "The small planes to spend the day in cle to Chicago to slc And the small plane to Houston. Did not eat or use entertainment. No not used answer avail"
Cons: "Although it did not happy to me personally, one of the flight attendants had a bit of an attitude towards several other passengers."
Airlines flying from Rio de Janeiro to Iowa have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Rio de Janeiro to Iowa
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Rio de Janeiro to Iowa
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Rio de Janeiro to Iowa
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Rio de Janeiro to Iowa
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Rio de Janeiro to Iowa