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Top 4 airlines serving San José Juan Santamaria Intl to Albany Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.4
Aeromexico
Overall score based on 9,606 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.9
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "I was very comfortable."
Cons: "Not the fault of Aeromexico but making the connection in Me4xico City was difficult. Airport employees kept sending me in different incorrect directions."

Pros: "Crew was ok"
Cons: "The flight is usually 3 hours it took 4 and a half . Don’t know why Capitan didn’t mention a thing"

Pros: "see previous comments"
Cons: "see previous comments"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. The most horrrble experience. Delayed for 2 hours of which 1 was spent in a motionless plane. Hot, no AC,no water, no food, and all because of their mistake"

Pros: "Comfy seats onboard Good selection of movies Decent food from MEX to SFO"
Cons: "I purchased ticket stating business class for both legs, but the first leg of my trip did not have a business class cabin at all. I did not get what i paid for!!!! My seat back IFE did not work at all. Boarding experience was terrible and took forever. The lounge MEX was overcrowded with non-functioning wifi"

Pros: "Crew amazing, airport security staff and procedures are preposterous, food crapy, layover way too long"

Pros: "The food, the customer service experiencie ,this airlline is the best!"
Cons: "Na"

Cons: "Changed the plane when it broke down not have us sit in it for 3 hours while being fixed."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Getting an upgrade"

Pros: "The ove"

Pros: "They are very efficient"

Pros: "Plane"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Great service! Clean plane, punctual, personal t.v."
Cons: "On my way back, it took long time to check the luggage in I was seated almost at the end. No personal t.v."

Cons: "No pude abordar el vuelo, nunca pusieron en pantalla la puerta de embarque, cuando pregunte me dieron el número fui allá y me revisaron el pase de abordar y pasaporte pero no me dieron instrucción de abordar y cómo en la pantalla decía on time no pregunte porque no me habían dado acceso a abordar, pensé que el vuelo estaba demorado, tal parecía que el vuelo estaba sobrevenido, cuando volví a preguntar me dijeron que el vuelo estaba cerrado."

Pros: "Comfortable, prompt, clean."

Pros: "The flight itself was comfortable, smooth and overall satisfactory. They gave us a sandwich meal and there was some inflight entertainment (which I didn’t use)."
Cons: "I brought the same Samsonite carry on luggage piece that I’ve used on multiple major airlines (Avianca, United, American, Copa, etc.) with no problems, and AeroMexico says it’s too big, the wheels didn’t fit into the sizing bin. Super frustrating if one of the most popular luggage manufacture makes a “carry-on” bag, airlines should realize people will be arriving with the expectations that they can use it as a carry on. Anyways I’m out $58 both ways ($116). I will not fly with AeroMexico again because of this simple fact."

Pros: "Good entertainment."
Cons: "The flight attendant was rude, they lost my bag and gave me $100 to cover $1000 worth of valuables."

Pros: "Comfortable seats and staff are very nice"

Pros: "I was really impressed with the friendly and efficient service from Aeromexico. First time flying them and really appreciated the experience - so much better than the service on US airlines."

Pros: "Easy, polite, genuine people, no fakes, no unnecessary restrictions."

Pros: "We arrived 14 minutes before itinerary !"

Pros: "Free entertainment was nice."
Cons: "This flight was fine the next flight was not"

Pros: "Love the comfort and room of the seats. A plus to have charger station in your seat"
Cons: "Staff not so friendly. Not giving us enough attention"

Pros: "All members of the staff were very helpful and kind"
Cons: "The ability to reserve emergency exit seats because I am large."

Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "Friendly staff."

Pros: "Left early due to their boarding organization"
Cons: "Nice to be fed but very mediocre"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad service!"

Pros: "That I left MCO on time and nothing else."

Cons: "The crew was very rude, since the counter not helpful at all. The boarding was late."

Pros: "Everyone was polite & kind, and incredibly efficient."

Pros: "I enjoyed the movies and the accuracy of the flight time etc very much! It was super helpful during long flights."
Cons: "I couldn’t understand 90% of what anyone was saying due to it all being in Spanish which I found to be a little rude to be honest. You know you have a lot of English speaking only people on your flights yet you do not make any announcements in both Spanish and English like a lot of other airlines do."

Pros: "The crew kept us informed and the flight attendants were nice awesome plane!"

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

Cons: "We lost our connection fight for delayed and we have been charged extra for ALL the baggages ($25 dollars per baggage). Which is insane!!! Uncomfortable plane and seats apart from my husband, Overall bad experience :-( :-("

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: "Everything was ok"
Cons: "All my expectations was good"

Pros: "Courteous and service oriented."
Cons: "There was only 1.25 hours to connect in Mexico City and the originatng flight left 25 minutes late. Wouldn't have been an issue but baggage delivery in Mex. D. F. was quite slow. First bag arrived quickly enough but second bag was delayed almost 15 minute more before appearing on the caroussel. Going back through securuitY was slow despite a special line for connectin passengers. Result-- missed flight by about 10 minutes and reschedule was for a flight 3 hours later. Luckily, bags never made it onto original flight so arrived with me on later flight. Inconvenient but understandable. Mexico City requires more than an hour (at least 1hr and about 40 minutes more) to make connections."

Cons: "This airline seemed to be unprepared at every step of the way. When I showed up to the airport to check my baggage (this was 2 hours before my flight) there was a huge line of people already there. I went to the back of the line and after 15 minutes of not moving I texted my family that I might be missing my flight. As I got closer to the front a nervous and overwhelmed Aeromexico employee went to the back of the line and handed the last person a paper and told her she would be the last person allowed on the flight. Anyone lined up after her was turned away because they had showed up too late. It seemed to me that those people would have made it onto the flight if the airline had been prepared and ready to check everyone in on time. When I was finally able to check my bag there were only 20 minutes left until my flight was supposed to depart. I rushed to the security checkpoint and ran to my gate in fear of missing my flight, only to find another large line of people. They hadn't even started boarding! After waiting 10 minutes in line (10 minutes before the plane was supposed to depart), the crew slowly strolled to the gate. They didn't even seem to care. Overall, my experience was below average, but seeing how people were not allowed to board due to the airline not being prepared for this flight, I would say I won't be flying Aeromexico again."

Pros: "Attentive and Friendly Staff."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment."

Cons: "I was sent to Sala A & there was agate # 1 there; however, there was a second Sala A with a Gate #1 & from there my plane was boarding by the time I made it to the correct boarding gate it was too late for me to board the plane. I had to purchase another plane ticket in order for me to make it to the United States. It was a bad situation & the employees were very rude. They blame me & the manager never show his face to help me out. He could have at least given me a discount given the award situation. But, the customer service or will to help me was just not there."

Cons: "Poor communication about serious delays."

Cons: "We sat on the runway after we landed for over an hour and I missed my connecting flight. No one offered to help or apologized for the delay. No compensation was provided"

Pros: "Fast and efficient"
Cons: "Nothing much. The flight was too short to critici anything of substance. You"

Pros: "we were shocked by how great the flight accommodations were, from the inflight entertainment to the food/beverage service to the flight attendants."

Cons: "The crew had the worst service and attitude, they didn't ask me for food options, they gave me pasta without asking. Rude manners"

Cons: "Aeromexico dis not let me board my flight from Mexico to Vancouver. They said they couldn't clear my name and print me a boarding pass. Stuck at airport for 14hours and ended up flying aircanda to yvr the next morning. Terrible customer service/care. Never flying aeromexico again."

Pros: "Aeromexico puts delta, United, American to shame. Every time I fly with Aeromexico they have on-time flights, food and drinks included, friendly service and excellent price for tickets. No last second delays or flight rescheduling as happens with US carriers. I'll take Aeromexico ANY day over the shitty US airlines. And for those complaining about info not being readily available in English, it doesn't hurt to learn a little Spanish"
Cons: "They ran out of Corona."

Pros: "Coffee, SMILES on faces of the Capt., Stewards, Professional Appearances by AM staff from beginning to end. (unlike American Airlines) We had a snafu at boarding and a Miss Gina Diaz in San Jose Airport was MOST super helpful. We ar3e booking more flights on this airlines! FOOD was AWESOME.... really!"

Pros: "Arrived 30 min early."
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Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "It would be really nice and good for the environment to utilize less plastic bags and find ways to recycle more. When I think of the amount of plastic used in every flight I cringe knowing where all that plastic would end up."

Cons: "Did not allow use of exit rows to improve social distancing (those seats “not in my class of service“). Flight was crowded."

Pros: "Attendants were nice and cordial and made the flight seem like a breeze."
Cons: "Wish the plane was little bigger and not overbooked. It’s not good with people who have claustrophobia and bad anxiety."

Pros: "So ridiculous airline didn’t though in costumer at all"
Cons: "Nathing"

Cons: "It was amazing"

Pros: "The crew was very polite and helpful as the flight attendant was still new."
Cons: "It was FREEZING on the plane."

Cons: "Debbie in Business Class made the trip even more special than ever! 1. Congratulated everyone on board for thanksgiving for those who follow that tradition 2. Spoke so kindly on the PA system in both English and fluent in Spanish 3. Kept my coffee hot fresh and always was smiling even those had to work on a holiday We will always fly AmericAn because of flight crew like Debbie..... 1000% super star for AA!!!"

Pros: "cabin attendant was excellent"
Cons: "terrible plane because overhead space is extremely limited and the curvature of the plane limits legroom for window seats."

Cons: "Crew was not attentive. Temperature was cold."

Cons: "Lack of a crew delayed flight 4 + hours."

Cons: "Hard to say...it seemed good. I would have liked complementary baggage check"

Pros: "The boarding was fast."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Not much..."
Cons: "Leaving on time! We were more than 2.5 hours delayed, and many of us were on the same connecting flight. We landed 5 minutes before our scheduled departure, so we all missed it. You’d think they would see that 20ish people were all coming to that flight and hold the doors for us..."

Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hours, Captain came on PA after boarding that it was technical. Gate agent were not good at giving updates prior to boarding"

Pros: "good"

Pros: "We left a few minutes early"

Pros: "Love flying with AMERICAN AIRLINES."

Pros: "They boarded quickly, left early, arrived 40 minutes ahead of schedule. The staff were very friendly and efficient."

Pros: "The trip was easy and the time very good set!"

Pros: "That our pilot was giving us updates as to why we were slightly delayed."
Cons: "Our flight attendant didn’t know what food we were getting. When someone asked in front of me, she said “I’m not sure it could be either turkey or ham”. If you serve customers from all walks of life including Hindus, vegetarians, Islam, Judaism, it should be expected that the flight attendant know if that is turkey or ham. Another thing is that there was no final check by the flight attendant. We landed with tray tables down, seats recline, and people were still on their laptops."

Pros: "It’s a jet"
Cons: "Boarding terrible at DCA, seats cramped"

Pros: "The entertainment"

Pros: "At least they should give a can of the soda"
Cons: "The cookie"

Pros: "Trip non stop"
Cons: "AA has moved seats closer. Had difficulty putting a carry on bag under the seat. Seatbelts short."

Cons: "Food in general"

Pros: "Friendliness of gate staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The flight left on time. Pleasant crew."
Cons: "As usual, the seats for a 6'4" guy are not good."

Pros: "The cabin crew was quite accommodating and professional within their means. NOTHING else!"
Cons: "This flight was over an hour late, as usual...first some vague mechanical problem, then waiting for ONE connecting passenger. The food was WRETCHED. The screen for the movie, of course on this 40-year-old plane, was a single postage-stamp sized screen in front of the tourist cabin, UGH"

Cons: "Delayed!!"

Pros: "The crew and captain were lovely and communicative."
Cons: "Our plane was very old and there were engine problems that kept us grounded for hours at JFK. I was terrified the entire time we were in the air that something might go wrong. Additionally, the air conditioner worked very poorly."

Pros: "Quiet, easy to sleep on"
Cons: "Running late, but only by 30 mins. Better than it could have been!"

Pros: "Everyone was quick"
Cons: "Small seats"

Cons: "30 minutes late taking off. Therefore arrived late."

Pros: "the crew and the people at the desk for boarding were great. the app helped me keep up with the changes"
Cons: "delays and changing gates"

Cons: "I am a vegan; wish there were more meat free, dairy free options. Hummus serving in snack box was paltry and there was no way to spread it."

Cons: "Baggage was damaged, which required a claim to be submitted. Company policy requires me to take the damaged baggage home, empty it, and return it to the airport. The airport is 1-1/2 hours from my house. They inconvenience me by handling my baggage like an ape and then continue to inconvenience me by requiring me to go way out of my way to get it repaired. American Airlines apparently does not understand what customer service means."

Pros: "The flight was fast and good service"
Cons: "En El Salvador the person who check my luggage was rude And throw my medicines to the garbage and she told That I need a proscription from my Dr , never it happen before , I think she work for El Salvador airport but she was rude"

Pros: "CR is awesome"
Cons: "AA is screwing up with the flight times, bring them back"

Pros: "Quick boarding and on time departure"

Pros: "The most memorable part of our trip was a completely rude flight attendant! She asked my friend a question while she had her headphones on and when my friend said "excuse me", the flight attendant repeated herself in an extraordinarily snotty condescending manner that was completely uncalled for!"

Cons: "On my flight from San Jose to Arizona there were no t.v , so it made for a painful five hour flight."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Lot of movement"

Pros: "Nice crew,very efficient."

Cons: "I ask many AA customer assistance this question no body help me understand. I buy a seat and a 70$ extra for a premium what does this seat offer , what am I paying 70 $ for"

Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "We sat behind a 3 year old child. Very loud screaming jumping. Parent did not have control over child. The stewardess did not seem bothered. The longest most miserable flight EVER!!!!"

Pros: "Flight was on time with no problems. Had to check my carry on due to lack of space but my bag arrived quickly at my destination so this was not a big deal."
Cons: "Boarding is always a free for all. Even though passengers are called in groups no one listens and the boarding process never seems very efficient."

Pros: "crew was good"

Pros: "Everyone was amazing. Helpful. Kind professional"

Pros: "Since there was an empty seat next to me, I was able to spread out a bit."
Cons: "Had to pay for entertainment. WiFi sucks."

Pros: "Everything went smoothly and the airport employees and United Airlines staff were all very friendly. No complaints. Especially for the incredibly low price of the ticket. I feel like it was a really good deal."
Cons: "The tricky luggage policies. Those seem like they are deliberately being engineered to confuse the passengers into making expensive mistakes. Who travels with no luggage (other than me) anyhow?"

Pros: "Left on time. Deplaned into a tunnel, which was great because it was raining"

Cons: "Nothing, The flight left with 45 minutes of delay, for a trip of 6 h they only gave a juice and a biscuit."

Pros: "It was efficient."
Cons: "Crew wasn’t too friendly but not unpleasant either."

Cons: "Worst customer service ever."

Pros: "Staff was VERY KIND and helpfull"
Cons: "They only had ONE warm food choice (mozzarella turkey sandwich) and none Gluten Free option. When traveling in a 5hour flight at 7am you expect to at least be able to pay for a decent breakfast..... wasn’t my chance or my 3kids. Very dissapointed"

Cons: "Rude crew members."

Pros: "Short flight - 37 minutes or so."
Cons: "Bathroom door kept swinging open."

Pros: "Nothing at all."
Cons: "We were 2 hour 40 minutes late due to no crew available. What happened to planning for contingencies? Just confirmed how horrible United Airlines has become! (They used to be one of my favorites!0"

Cons: "The website doesn’t specify that the last row has no recline!"

Cons: "Checked baggage fees!!"

Pros: "United nunca da comida que merezca la pena y por suerte esta vez no sobre vendieron el vuelo."
Cons: "La comida, es escasa y ridícula"

Cons: "The flight on the way west was awful. It left Albany almost two hours late making me miss my connection to LA. At Newark airport the next two flights were overbooked so United put me up in a hotell The next morning the first two flights were overbooked but they put me on the third flight. That was supposed to come into LAX a half hour early but a passenger became very ill so they landed in Des Moines for the medical emergency. I realize that wasn't United's fault, but I don't think it should have taken so long to take off, and we were well over an hour late upon arrival."

Cons: "Flight was rescheduled because connection was missed due to United"

Cons: "The prior flight was delayed because after taxing, a crew wanted to remove an uncooperative passenger and went back to the gait. Subsequently, we arrived in Washington DC with only a few minutes before our next flight Albany was scheduled to leave. Because we had to do check our carry-on bags, we were 5 minutes later to the gait where the airline refused to wait for us to board although another passenger who did not have to wait for her bag was able to board the flight Albany. We therefore had to take a shuttle to Reagan international Airport, fly on a different airline to Hartford Connecticut, rent a car and drive 2 hours to finally reach our destination in Albany."

Pros: "It was a great flight over all but it was very cold inside the plane"
Cons: "Immigration lines at the IAH airport was long and security clearance line was even longer."

Cons: "Everything good"

Cons: "United flights always delayed!"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No wifi"

Cons: "Se pusieron a darle mantenimiento al avión a la hora de salir cuando ya teníamos más de seis horas esperando el avión. Y esperamos una hora más ya sentados adentro. Eso estuvo fatal. Y sin comida de San José a Houston.. fataaal!"

Pros: "Flight on time"
Cons: "Nothing to drink offered, not even water"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight delayed in Washington, then after we boarded sat on a hot plane for an hour while flight crew did "training". United never apologises for delaying flights, seems like they don't care for the customers at all."

Pros: "Sleeping"
Cons: "One of the flighty attendents was extremely rude and aggressive. Very unpleasant."

Pros: "Plane was delayed for over an hour, not on schedule."

Pros: "The staff was wonderful"
Cons: "Bummpy ride"

Cons: "Sleeping in the airport"

Cons: "High fare"

Pros: "Updates on delays were helpful."
Cons: "2 out of 3 flights were delayed due to baggage scanning problems."

Pros: "Nice"

Pros: "They assigned us to seat 7 by chance because flight was too empty to balance weight..it wad a blessing to have extra room"
Cons: "I was having a terrible back pain so i went to the back where the crew was setting and relaxing and asked for a pillow..they told me they didn't have any..asked if they have a blanket and and they said yes..but never gave it too me..flight was almost 4 hours with no food..COPA AVIANCA charge less and offers full meals..."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Both flights were INCREDIBLY delayed. First, the flight from San Jose was delayed 1.5 hours because they were "waiting for the aircraft." After everybody finally boarded the plane an announcement was made that somehow the luggage crew had damaged the cargo hold, and that everybody would have to deplane. It would take 45 minutes for maintenance crew to arrive to assess the situation. People got up, got their luggage out of the overhead bins, and started moving to the front of the plane. The pilot then came back on the intercom and told everyone they would have to return to their seats. Roughly an hour later we finally took off. It would have been the decent thing to do to AT LEAST offer the passengers something (i.e. comp drinks or snacks), but the cheapskates at United DIDN'T EVEN APOLOGIZE. Multiple people missed their connections. Fast forward to IAH--> SAT. Another late flight. This time, everybody boarded the plane only to be informed that due to a problem with the plane's computer everybody would have to sit on the plane while they "rebooted" its computers. This was done TWICE. UNITED AIRLINES, GET IT TOGETHER. There is a very good reason you are consistently ranked one of the WORST US-flagged carriers, which makes you one of the MOST HATED AIRLINES ON THE PLANET. I really and truly pray that the US airlines and their lobbyists lose their battle to prevent foreign flagged carriers from operating within the US, because you all deserve to go bankrupt."

Pros: "SJO to Houston was excellent. Houston to Nashville was mediocre."

Pros: "It got me to my destination."
Cons: "The service, entertainment, boarding, comfort, and crew haven't changed at all ever since I've flown with united. The crew just seemed to be there to get their pay checks not serve the customers."

Cons: "Having to pay $7.99 for entertainment is ridiculous, especially on an international flight. Just one more way to gouge customers. Especially as a 1K flyer, having to pay for entertainment is just a slap in the face."

Pros: "I've taken a number of airlines, but none as bad as United. I get bad weather, I wouldn't want to go up in a plane in a thunderstorm regardless of the circumstances....but I spent almost a day getting to my destination that should of only taken9 hours tops. Delay upon delay, arriving right when my next flight was leaving. Very rude staff, I saw an attendant yell at a mom and daughter like she was their mom. Non-apologetic to anyone. Their goal is to shove you in the plane and shove you out. Are they safe airline? Yes, they will get you to where you need to be...but not before they make your life hell. I don't normally do reviews on anything, but United still has me frustrated even a week later. I almost forgot, they did give $20 to eat. Do you know how expensive airport food is?"

Cons: "The plane was late and then overweight. Then the next day was delayed because baggage door would not shut."

Cons: "Cancelled due to Maintenance. No Communication."

Pros: "Airline personnel were friendly and smiling"

Pros: "Service was great, flight attendants are awesome. I did not have any inconveniences boarding or with my belongings."
Cons: "Food was extremely expensive. Snacks were so simple. Had to pay for entertainment. Also paid for my baggage, i thought it was included. It was a carry on and had to check that in, absurd."

Pros: "Muy buen servicio"

Pros: "Same as above"

Cons: "old plane and configuration in business"

Cons: "It was very hot on the plane"

Cons: "Air conditioning was poor"

Pros: "Nice people"
Cons: "Had to pay to escape the previous flights conform fattys"

Cons: "Last seat of the plane again"

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "See first leg response above"

Cons: "lost baggage from chicago to alb"

Cons: "The seats were incredibly uncomfortable and cramped. There was no option for on flight entertainment (despite it being an international flight). Probably would never fly United internationally again."

Pros: "On time, courteous crew, small airport."
Cons: "I was very pleased. Maybe free refreshments."

Pros: "Cheaper"
Cons: "More comfortable, better food items"

Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Seats are not comfortable"

Pros: "Crew was great. Plane was delayed leaving its original start point due to weather. Were understanding at the frustration of passengers. Used humor to break the tension. Went out of their way to help where they could. Plane was clean and comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing within the airline or crew's control."

Cons: "Don’t like the teaser fare. They want to upcharge for everything!"

Pros: "The crew was great"

Cons: "I bought two return tickets from Orlando to Albany. Wed,March 6 and Sat, March 9. The 3/6 was cancelled. I was never informed. After 3am trip to the airport, I had to pay an additional $300 for a fligt with a different vendor. Offered $88 refund. I will Never fly Frontier again."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Customer service"

Pros: "The crew was awesome and efficient. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The seats were terrible. We had to pay for drinks. The baggage check area was closed until an hour and a half before the flight."

Pros: "Efficient crew."
Cons: "Food included in bundles"

Pros: "It was suboptimal in all catagories."
Cons: "Why do you make the flight attendants sell credit cards? It’s a cheap and tacky rip-off, much like your flights. I when I checked my luggage, the attendant charged me more ($50) than the self check-in luggage price listed ($45). They moved the gate (from 15 to 14), put us in a different plane with plenty of extra seats and area for baggage (and many people stowed their carry-on for free!) The plane was late leaving because ‘paper work hadn’t been filed’- and the plane was late coming back because there was something wrong with opening the gate. Also the flight attendents share tips?!?! What racket are you putting these poor woman up to?"

Pros: "The crew was sweet for compensating me with Pringle’s and red wine after my seat was not allowed to be occupied"
Cons: "His was my first time flying frontier and absolutely my last. I have now missed my best friends rehearsal dinner for her wedding due to flight delays and lack of communication. “low fare” completely the opposite. My flight ended up costing me more than a United Pium Economy Farr which actually got in on time. When I first boarded after my delay I found a do not occult sign on my seat. The flight attendants noted quickly hat yes that was here seat to fly in, not the patio customers flight. So they compensated me in Pringle’s and a glass of red wine for the inconvenience. I personally will never fly nor recommend this airline. It was worth paying a first class ticket to Austin then having to rush and now kiss the entire rehearsal for my best friend."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Poor food choices, beverage purchaces mandatory, seats do not recline, excessive Frontier credit card sales pitch and most of all, expectation of gratuity for services."

Pros: "My flight was cancelled so I didn’t get to travel out of Omaha let alone back to Omaha"
Cons: "Flight cancelled outside of Omaha"

Cons: "From check in to boarding and then flight all were fantastic. We were traveling with 2 kids as well under 3"

Pros: "The people who work on the airline were nice but the airline needs to take some lessons on boarding and TSA checkin from other airlines"
Cons: "The boarding process was horrendous. After checking in at the front desk and getting what I thought were tickets I got to the boarding area only to find that everyone had to wait in line again for seating arrangements. When they called for boarding it was every person for themselves. No zone boarding. It was total chaos. I just stood back and let everyone fight it out and was the last one on. It didn’t matter. You wouldn’t get to Phoenix any faster by being the first one on the plane"

Pros: "The crew were great and considerate knowing a large portion of the passengers had just had a horrible flight from Atlanta."
Cons: "Can't fault anything but the lack of healthy and/or meal options on the menu"

Pros: "Literally nothing."
Cons: "I charged the airfare, thinking that would be all, like other airlines. Then I found out they charge for luggage. THEN I found out they charge me for a seat... on the flight I already paid for. Boarding was disorganized, seats were thin padding on plastic, quite uncomfortable. I also had to clean crumbs and trash off my seat before settling in. They charge you 2.99 each for water and airline peanuts; i didn't partake. they only gave me one boarding pass and when I boarded the plane, they said that is was the flight to Denver and then they were continuing on to Columbus. I assumed this meant I stayed on the plane when we landed in Denver, but no, they informed me the plane was then going to Cedar Rapids. I had no second boarding pass or gate number, so I asked the attendant. She took forever to help me, looking up my info for a minute and then talking to the other attendants and passing out papers to the boarding crew before acknowledging me again. Twenty minutes later, I had my gate, which I barely made to board in time for flight takeoff. Overall, the process was stressful, uncomfortable, and more expensive than if I had purchased a flight from Delta, Southwest, or Alaska. (All airlines I have flown and been happy with. Delta had a missed layover once and completely put me up for the night and was very helpful through the whole affair.) All said and done, I will not be flying Frontier again."

Pros: "On time Connection very close to original flight"
Cons: "Seats horrible No wi fi Lousy food selection"

Pros: "Friendly crew, and on time flights."
Cons: "Having to pay extra to sit together with my spouse, when the tickets was purchased together."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight from SFO to DEN was delayed. At check in i expressed concern about missing connecting DEN to PHL red eye (9min window) and was reassured that I "will make the flight." The flight arrived in Denver later than anticipated and the connecting red eye to PHL departed 5mins prior to landing. I was then placed on the next available flight- 5/29 at 6:55pm with arrival to PHL on 5/30 at 1am. No accomandations, re-routing options were given. I then attempted to file a complaint with the airline customer service number twice but both times no complaint was filed. The customer service rep promised to put me on an earlier flight to Trenton and refund my ticket. So I sat on the floor of the airport until ticketing opened at 4am where I was informed that no complaints were filed, I would not be refunded and the Trenton flight was not available. Also requests to retrieve my bag were ignored at the gate. I would have to spend the next 4 hours trying to locate it. I had to be in PHL today for work. I purchased a ticket on southwest."

Cons: "The breaks failed on the plane so we had to deplane at the gate. They couldn't get us out until late the next day so I had to cancel my trip."

Cons: "Uncomfortable"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I fly Frontier all the time and the past three flights my flights have been delayed. Thus causing me to have to change my pick up accommodations each time. Officially done with this airline"

Pros: "Flight was like any other airline."
Cons: "Need to pay for drinks even water. Luggage was delayed 1 hour for the everybody; and the flight before us."

Pros: "customer service rep was very kind on the phone and was able to give me a full refund for the original cancelled flight."
Cons: "had to cancel and purchase a 2nd same day flight which was extremely expensive. also was not aware that i would have to pay for a carry on bag or purchase a seat placement in advance. was extremely misleading."

Cons: "SO many problems, will never fly again...delayed, cancelled, rescheduled, delayed (but actually moved up to earlier time), delayed again it was UNREASONABLE and INAPPROPRIATE!!"

Pros: "Having to buy seats for a family to seat together. The seats very uncomfortable. Seats don't recline."

Pros: "Lower cost, but sacrifice comfort and amenities, flight attendants fine"
Cons: "Sat in row 26, nothing except bare bones service"

Pros: "Arrived safe"
Cons: "The absolute worst customer service I have ever had in 30 years of flying."

Pros: "incompetent reservation personnel. nickle and dimed. no space between seats. i was offered a coke for $2.99. what more could i want?"

Cons: "The flight was cancelled due to weather, which is fine, but the airline wouldn't help me rebook my flight."

Pros: "flight was on time. Crew was fine."
Cons: "Got to lax 2 1/2 hours ahead of time and waited for 45 mins. For frontiers counter to open to check luggage. Approx. 40 people waiting out the door. The other counters/airlines were laughing about it. Got to Cincinnati on schedule and proceeded to wait from 6:30 till 7:17 before my luggage showed up. Cost about the same as Delta to lax an d back. Without all the add on cost . Plus your seats sure could use a little more padding. They feel like I'm sitting on a concrete stoop."

Pros: "I had no problems. Our flight arrived early."
Cons: "Too many advertisements/promotions over the PA."

Pros: "Delays happen. However, to be stuck at the ticket counter and not to get past that to the comfort of a lounge or restaurant is something else. So not only was there a delay, but those of us who got there early could do nothing but wait-- with NO ONE at the ticket counter for the first 40 minutes."

Pros: "One of the flight attendants made the safety talk fun. The people at the desk in the departure airport (Orlando) were understanding and gracious when I didn't have what I needed."
Cons: "It was frustrating that there is a carry on baggage fee. That alone makes me not want to ever pursue Frontier flights b/c it seems cheap on the front end but then at the airport you realize it's just as much and you have to pay something you weren't intending. Also, it's a bummer there's no complimentary beverage on board. So it just seems Frontier doesn't have the standards one has gotten use to with other airlines."

Pros: "Boarding was a breeze. Crew was really nice and not uptight."
Cons: "Seats are not comfortable. Sitting down in plywood would be more comfortable than these seats :(."

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Delay in take off Communication not so clear"

Cons: "Flight From San Antonio to Philadephia, Late for 1 hours Flight from Philadelphia to San Antonio boarding on time, however we have to wait for 1 hour to take off"

Cons: "I didn't like having to pay for a seat if you wanted a specific spot. I hated paying $45 for one piece of luggage. I also had to pay for tomato juice. I will never again fly Frontier."

Pros: "Except the animals. I still like the animals. Honestly, the only reason I ever fly frontier now is when it happens to be the cheapest. I do like direct flights, but I don't mind two hops if I can actually sleep on the plane because the seats are comfier on other airlines."
Cons: "Seats don't recline at all (they used to!), and they are much harder than they were before. Which makes it more difficult to sleep on the plane. When we landed, we were about to be ahead of schedule, but either due to some disorganization on the part of your staff, or due to not having enough Frontier gates in DEN, we had to wait at least 30 minutes to actually get off the plane, which made us very late to what was already going to be a long, late drive. You just made it worse and made us more tired. Also, not a huge deal, but what happened to the inflight entertainment? It seems like when you changed out the seats, the entertainment went away too."

Pros: "I really did not like anything, my ticket was not cheap, had to pay for carry on, had to buy a seat. Seats were small, serving table was cut in half. Felt like I was being taking advantage of."

Pros: "There wasn't any entertainment so can't rate it. Flight was very smooth and on time."
Cons: "Well I would have thought my seat would have been included in the ticket price and I think it is ludicrous to have to pay for coffee water or soda. I just went without. Never flown on a flight where that wasn't free. Seats are small and I am not a large person."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very prompt"
Cons: "The cost of checking bags is unbelievable. It is just as cost efficient to fly with a different airline."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled and we told we could fly out 5 days later. No attempt to get us on another plan was made. We were only going for five days so we cancelled. This is the second time we have had issues with Frontier. Very shitty airline."

Cons: "Despite that the plane had clearly not arrived, the desk people indicated we would still be on time, and we were told that we would make up the time in the air. After waiting for 1.5 hours on the tarmac, we were 1.5 hours late to our destination. The seat were very small and not very comfortable and did not recline. We were told when checking-in online that we would have to pay $16 - $50 to guarantee that we would sit next to each other (only 2 people). Also there was a steep charge for checking and even carry-on luggage! The airline also lost one of our bags on the return trip. Pretty terrible experience overall."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Everything! Had to pay $40 for a carry-on, $35 to pick my seats in advance, $35 to check a bag, over 110 in fees before I got on plane. $2 for a Coke- water was free but they were rude when you asked for it. No tray tables, seats didn't recline, Felt like I was on a bad school bus."

Cons: "The airline lost our luggage, it was labelled correctly and we didn't switch planes, so crazy that it could happen. They called around midnight and left message expecting me to reply immediately! Also no one in baggage office although open sign on door and during business hours. It's 36 hours since we landed and still no luggage"

Cons: "Crew members were overwight and kept bumping into me while I was seated in an aisle seat. Crew was unfriendly. Flight was delayed an hour. Seats are not comfortable. Was charged 45 dollars for a carry on. No beverages or snacks served on flight."

Pros: "Plane left on time and we arrived a little earlier than expected ...Best thing ever when flying. They passed out those small blankets which I always appreciate because I always seem to freeze on plans."
Cons: "No complaints"

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