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Top 5 airlines serving San Jose to Helsinki Helsinki-Vantaa

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7.6
Finnair
Overall score based on 3,617 reviews
7.9
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Not losing my luggage"

Cons: "A better breakfast..."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Keep up the same spirit"

Cons: "Boarding process could have been smoother"

Pros: "My bag was lost!"
Cons: "To have my bag delivered"

Pros: "Lovely crew, very good entertainment system."

Cons: "Things were very scratched"

Pros: "Everything! I never knew Finnair was such a great airline."
Cons: "Other than maybe the lengthy layover time, which probably can't be helped, nothing could have been better."

Cons: "Original departure time: 08:50- Estimated departure time 10:20. Actual departure time: 11:00."

Pros: "Was on time! Not croweded!"

Cons: "2 hr delay"

Pros: "Hi enjoy the trip"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "I will recommend to my friends and families."

Pros: "Service good. Staff good"
Cons: "Very cold at night"

Pros: "Lots of movie choices."
Cons: "Boarding was in a very tight space and I couldn't hear the gate agent on the intercom well."

Cons: "I purchased a ticket that included one checked bag but their system said I purchased a ticked which didn’t include any checked luggage and I had to pay $60 to check my bag. Very frustrating!"

Cons: "The time. Ity was very delayed. Almost lost my last connection."

Pros: "The blueberry juice was good!!"
Cons: "Sitting by the bathrooms. There weren’t even pretzels."

Pros: "Flew on new A350, liked the seat TV, live map/camera. Good selection of entertainment."
Cons: "Website is very poor and ended up making booking through call centre and paying double what website was offering. Food & drink is expensive. In flight wi-fi expensive."

Pros: "it was just okay. nothing spectacular."
Cons: "my luggage was misplaced and I didnt have it for 3 days."

Cons: "They have no charging points for the phone"

Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "It was comfortable and smooth."
Cons: "It was all good."

Pros: "If you picked the wrong line then check in took 40 minutes, arrive early!"

Cons: "Seats. Very uncomfortable"

Pros: "The ease at which the check-in and boarding was done"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Choice of movies"

Pros: "They lost my bag."
Cons: "They lost my bag."

Pros: "All is satisified."

Pros: "I liked very much that Finnair was waiting for the delayed plan from Stockholm. The stewardesses were nicely dressed."

Pros: "It was very quick"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Wifi spotty"

Cons: "Delayed"

Cons: "not enough foam in padding, cheap seat bottoms"

Pros: "was very disappointing that website doesn't have full information regards the second bag check in. The cost is different from checking on the web and checking at the airport."
Cons: "all the info should be listed on the web as well that the cost is half more than the website"

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Vistas along Mediterranean departing Nice"
Cons: "Interesting conversation with fellow passenger"

Pros: "Movie selection ok."
Cons: "Minimal coach legreeom even for an average-height passenger."

Cons: "It is too hard to carry stuff on the stairs at the airports"

Cons: "Seats were too closely spaced. Like a coffin. Will probably not fly Finnair unless the price is next to nothing."

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Drinks were for an additional charge"

Cons: "They left my baggage behind!!"

Pros: "I got to my destination, eventually."
Cons: "Cutting corners and cheap. The personnel isn't helpful, they basically don't care about you, typical nordic behaviour. Flights were delayed. Upgrade to business was not worth. Hidden costs. Overall a bad experience."

Pros: "There was like 5 movies to choose from and 2 shows, all the movies old and my screen kept on getting stuck"

Pros: "Very comfortable"

Cons: "My luggage was lost"

Cons: "Late arrival caused late departure for 1 hour."

Cons: "Not offered a beverage ."

Cons: "There is no wi-fi There is no possibility to charge your mobile"

Cons: "I had. 2 hr delay so I missed my connecting flight to Newark , need i say more."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and attentive."
Cons: "On our outgoing flight we believe they changed the type of plane because we ended up with extra legroom seats which was nice but they made us pay for them. Since I was flying home alone, I did order an extra legroom seat and they tried to make me pay again at check in, even though I had my receipt."

Pros: "Very cramped flight."
Cons: "Very cramped flight."

Pros: "Clean flight on time and short route"
Cons: "First time I had a transatlantic flight where there were zero meals or snacks"

Cons: "We flew out of Newark (EWR), and the flight gate was NOT posted on any of the flight departure boards, there was no Icelandair counter to ask for that information (staff had left, as we arrived there shortly after 1 hour prior to departure, so there was no longer even a sign saying Icelandair on it), there were no Icelandair staff or crew to ask, and each and every airport personnel we asked (such as visitor information and security) either did not know or gave us incorrect information. The gate information was not given on our boarding passes, and even Google did not know the gate number! Although we should have had plenty of time, we ended up having to cut through the security line to make it, and even then we came fairly close to missing the flight. I would be very reluctant to ever use Icelandair again, even though I did like the price for the cost of the flight and the flight itself was fine."

Cons: "Seat comfort"

Cons: "The check-in process was horrible. It took over an hour to drop off our bags and get a boarding pass."

Pros: "counter and crew are very nice"
Cons: "I missed my connecting flight that was 2.5 hours later. It cost me $700 extra to get home the next day."

Pros: "Courteous crew. Flight was on time."

Pros: "Kind crew and comfortable seats in the exit row"
Cons: "No snacks"

Cons: "Delay in Philadelphia affected this score"

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "No food at all, no snack"

Cons: "Our flight to Reykjavík landed 30 minutes before our connecting flight to Zurich was scheduled to depart. we got off the plane and ran to the gate with several other passengers to catch our flight. The crew closed the gate and would not let us board even though the plane was still there. Other airlines wait for passengers from a connecting flight. This is unacceptable and we will never fly Icelandair again."

Pros: "On time. Luggage arrived to destination."

Pros: "Efficient short connection in Reykjavik. Also the luggage made it to the next flight."

Cons: "No kosher food."

Cons: "The flight to Reykjavik from Seattle did not have available WiFi. This wasn’t terrible, but I could not communicate with anyone I needed to until the almost 8 hour flight was over in Reykjavik."

Pros: "Comfortable"
Cons: "No food, 6 hour flight"

Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "The boarding was 45 minutes delayed and seemed disorganized. The seats were uncomfortable."

Pros: "the crew on Icelandair is wonderful. A nice precursor to Nordic manners! The plan ride was fine. The entertainment options were very good-TV, movies, music."
Cons: "Everything was fine...flying is not my favorite experience."

Pros: "The inflight crew were pleasant and attentive. It was a very nice touch to offer children kids meals and a bag with play items and headphones."
Cons: "The food options were extremely limited."

Pros: "Entertainment was broken the entire flight; unable to charge electronics; food available for sale was really limited. All in all, not a great flight."
Cons: "No acknowledgement from the crew or apology about broken entertainment system."

Cons: "I wasn't on their passenger list. Wi-Fi is expensive for how unreliable it is. Sometimes it works flawlessly, sometimes it doesn't work at all. They also lost my luggage. Overall, a very poor showing."

Pros: "It was a smooth, direct flight."
Cons: "The young "assistant" at the gate in Dulles was completely incompetent. Even the senior person at the gate calling boarding row numbers was amazed/astonished/upset at how useless he was."

Pros: "The people at the check in desk were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "This airport and flight was mass confusion. Everyone from inside the airport restaurants and stores to crew, loading teams, etc were unhappy, disgruntled people that shouldn't be working with the public! Thank goodness the people on the island were wonderful, or this visit would have left us with a bad taste for Iceland."

Pros: "A passenger that I was going to sit with had an obvious head cold or flu. Due to my own medical recommendations, I calmly asked a flight crew member if I could change my seat. I was helped nicely, no big deal. Thank you So much!!"

Pros: "Connecting flight on Finnair albeit from Oslo, Norway, delivered as promised. On time departure and arrival. What a relief. Too bad Icelandair ground ops did not get our luggage on board. No surprise there. Lost valuable vacation time and money tracing and recovering our possessions."
Cons: "From delayed departure from Dulles to hot airplane, cramped seating, minimum service, late arrival in Reykjavik and 19 hours of constant gate changes, nothing went right for the airline and the hundreds of frustrated passengers. Waited from 0730 Saturday to 0300 Sunday to continue to Helsinki. 5 unexplained flight delays and last minute gate changes before flight being cancelled and rescheduled. What has happened to Icelandair?"

Pros: "Very nice staff. Fun movies. Food was fair."
Cons: "My wife and I tried to check in the day before but online check in was not working. Next day we were not given seats together, even though our reservations were together. When we complained about this we were given seats that did not have normal foot space. The staff gave us some free drinks to partially make up for this, which made us feel much better."

Pros: "Non"
Cons: "Non"

Pros: "Crew was very nice and both flights were smooth and timely"
Cons: "Boarding area is a free for all so it's chaotic. Everyone in line is guaranteed a seat so I'm not sure why everyone is in such a panic at the line. They should work on the herding process."

Cons: "My final flight and I was going to finally get some food. Only to find that without a major debit or credit card that wasn't happening. I needed to pay for my breakfast and cash was not acceptable. In addition to a massive overflow of parents going through passport control and neatly missing my flight I was quite unhappy"

Pros: "Thanks for offering food on a relatively short flight."
Cons: "Need more vegan items"

Pros: "Kindness and flexibility of staff with health concern."

Pros: "I took an Icelandair flight a few years ago and this time around I noticed that the entertainment system had been significantly upgraded. The food options were a bit better too. All for purchase online, but, actually, pretty reasonably priced compared to what buying a sandwich, for example, costs at a grocery store in downtown Reykjavík. Also, all the staff were friendly and helpful."

Cons: "The boarding process was interesting - because our flight was late getting in, I thought we would miss our connection but the passport control was quick and easy and then our flight left late so there was no need to rush"

Pros: "The flight itself-- good free entertainment, nice staff"
Cons: "The boarding process. The flight was late and the boarding area was crowded with other flights which isn't their fault. But they didn't make announcements about when it would board either and it boarded well ahead of the time posted on the electronic schedule."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "On a trans-atlantic flight, a flight that is more than 4 hours, food should not cost, nor should the cost of food be exorbitantly expensive."

Pros: "Overall the flight was ok. Crew was nice, entertainment was decent."

Cons: "Forced to miss this flight and got routed to Chicago 24 hrs later"

Pros: "Flight was very comfortable, good service, seats have enough room."
Cons: "BOARING. It was 3 or 4 flights shcedule at time with 15-30 min difference. Very crowded! We even couldn't reach our gate without pushing other people around, MESS! And we waited for boarding our bus."

Cons: "No room for our carry on, because other passengers were allowed to bring on over-sized bags and multiples. No order to boarding, just first come first served. 2 out of 3 USB ports in our row were broken."

Pros: "Crew friendly; on-time schedule"
Cons: "We chose our seats 6 months in advance and when it came time to fly all of our four seats become "unassigned" meaning we each had a middle seat and were not seated together. Obviously someone has to have the middle seat but what is the point of allowing a passenger to choose, feel good for the moment when there is no intention of keeping that arrangement? Bait and switch? At least be upfront that there are no assigned seats. Altho somehow others were able to book OUR seats... We will be looking to book with other airlines before choosing IceAir again. Even if we have to pay a bit more. Very disappointing for long international travel when you are under the impression that all is set..."

Pros: "Entertainment system had a good variety Lots of leg room"
Cons: "no complimentary snack/food seats are awkward and uncomfy No blanket/pillow on my seat"

Pros: "Time of departure"
Cons: "Lack of communicationfrom airline; lack of food; $1200 without even a bag of peanuts - which i dont even eat - was annoyingly offensive"

Pros: "Super pleasant crew, timeliness, efficiency, cleanliness."
Cons: "It was too hot on both legs of the trip: boston to reykavik and reykavik to stockholm. Also, the airvents above the seats were ineffective."

Cons: "Limited vegetarian options for food."

Pros: "The flight wasn't too full."
Cons: "There was not enough food/meal options. It was mostly just overpriced snacks."

Cons: "The service wasn't very good, the seats were marginally comfortable and the food was just Ok. Expected more from Business class considering the price of the ticket."

Cons: "The Reykjavik airport is very crowded, with gates very close together, often boarding at the same time with no announcements. Most flights do not board by jetway and you have to wait in line to board a bus that takes you out to the plane. We were towards the end of the line and so while the crew waited for a few remaining passengers that were transferring from another late Icelandair flight, we waited on the bus, standing, with doors open letting in cold air, for over 30 minutes."

Pros: "Prompt"
Cons: "Food offering"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats were tight"

Pros: "Club Europe- excellent attentive crew, excellent food!"
Cons: "Nothing! They were the best!"

Pros: "The crew was mediocre, nothing special. I asked for a extra pillow and was denied. Seats were cramped, I expected more from British Airways but comparing them to China Eastern, I found China Eastern more memorable."
Cons: "I expected more from British Airlines, maybe my expectations and reality didn’t chive?"

Cons: "We had to leave our surfboard bag @ our departing airport because they said it was too big to fit into a 787 international aircraft. I’m a pilot, this is a huge lie."

Cons: "The TV was not working"

Pros: "Moving to window seat appreciated"

Pros: "There is o option to say food not applicable hence 1 star the menu to buy looked ok but didnt use it seat was standard and fine"

Pros: "Seats are comfortable"
Cons: "No complementary water on Baird."

Cons: "4 hours delayed.. Uncomfortable seats .. unclear screens"

Pros: "Easy trip to Helsinki."
Cons: "Food & drink sales by M&S was unusual. Even water at a price"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I would never book a ticket through BA ever! Paid business class and my luggage got forgotten in Heathrow through transit. No one knows anything about it. I have arrived to san Francisco with no language at all!!!!"

Pros: "Boarding at Gate was quick."
Cons: "No gate until 45 Minutes before flt was to depart. Seating was more accessable at gate then main termina "A" Charging for a coke of $2 per can was rediculous.."

Pros: "Great flight attendants"
Cons: "Length of flight was long but there's nothing that can be done about it."

Pros: "We didn’t make the flight from London to Rome because of flight delays. there was a huge time delay with our plane sitting on at the terminal and unable to de-board due to scheduling errors. This delay prevented us from making our connection to our next flight and now we are staying in a mediocre hotel for the night and have to wake super early and miss a day of fun at our final desitination. In general I would just move on, but we heard the customer service agent reference that they over booked the two flights to Rome. I guess we were the u lucky customers x two flights because we didn’t get a standby seat in the next flight then the prior agent gave us positive hope that we would get on. Lesson- make sure you have at least 3 hours between connecting flights."
Cons: "Hearing that we were booked on an overbooked flight."

Pros: "Crew, boarding process, food, cleanliness, movie choices were all good."
Cons: "There should still be more leg room in coach. The screen in just my seat had a "loose connection", as it was a bit blurry sometimes -- enough to be annoying, but I still watched a movie OK. No other screens around me had the problem; they were crystal-clear."

Cons: "Waiting 6 hrs"

Cons: "3 hour flight without any complimentary beverage or snack. Had to request even a cup of water."

Pros: "The flight was able to board early and arrive early. Very friendly service, enjoyable flight."

Pros: "Staff were great, classy even, making the journey pleasant"
Cons: "On checking in I wasn’t given the option to add a bag, meaning I had to pay over double the rate at the airport. Trying to add one online or on the app failed. Calling the support helpline was a waste of time and money; spending 10mins on hold before being told there was nothing to be done."

Pros: "Nice new plane. Spacey."
Cons: "Ba.com app is flaky. Looks like s/w not tested properly"

Pros: "The Crew was very helpful and friendly!"
Cons: "It was a little cramped for space for my legs and I am not very tall."

Pros: "The crew of British airlines were nice"
Cons: "Changed flight , couldn’t check in. I bought ticked on kayak but vayama was the actual ticket seller on behalf of Iberia which is a British airlines company. I couldn’t check and and customer service of vayama didn’t want to help and asked me to call Iberia. I called Iberia and after staying on hold for 40 min they told me to use the same confirmation number of Iberia flight on British airlines website. After a long day and a long and expensive uber ride I made it to sfo to see the flight has been delayed... never ever ever going to buy an international flight from Iberia, and very hesitant about kayak redirecting sales."

Cons: "Boarding was a bit chaotic."

Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The entertainment was great. The food was enjoyable and happy to see they offer vegetarian choices. Overall great experience."

Pros: "Crew were great, food good : better business class than international BA!"
Cons: "Too many passengers with over size carry on"

Cons: "Food was dry for dinner and not very tasty. Breakfast was terrible"

Pros: "The best ever and a flew crew that understands hospital."
Cons: "Movies were second rate"

Pros: "The price of the flight offers is what made me purchase through kayak, but the disconnect with the airline and booking agency left me stranded and ultimately required me to buy a flight directly that will take me almost half a year to pay off not to mention the inconvenience of switching airports and sleeping on a bench for 4hrs."
Cons: "When I missed my flight, the airline would not offer assistance because I booked through an online vendor (webjet through kayak) and when I called webjet they failed to help me rebook, made me buy a new flight, then when I called looking for the flight information, they managed to cancel the flight and then claimed I had requested this when I had done no such thing. On top of this they only offer next calendar day booking so even though they are fully responsible for botching up the second flight I booked. I have talked to 10 individuals from different agencies. Everyone passes blame and responsibility off on someone else. On top of everything else, noone but the American Airlines representatives showed any empathy or concern for my being stranded for the night. Based on this experience, I will do everything in my power to dissuade people from using Kayak, webjet, amadeus and British Airways."

Pros: "All was good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Boeing 777"
Cons: "Plane old model, not updated and terrible entertainment"

Pros: "Large seats, fast service."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Movie choices were great."
Cons: "I ordered a vegetarian meal well before day of flight. They said they did not have my order. Thankfully there were still vegetarian options (and I was at back of plane)."

Cons: "Crew was virtually invisible. Entertainment system very dated."

Pros: "Food was ok."
Cons: "One of the worst business class experiences I ever had. Seats are small (7 per row, 3 of which are facing backwards). If you have a non aisle seat you need to climb on top of another passenger to get up (which is unacceptable I'm business class)"

Pros: "Flying in 787 is always a joy. Quiet; great movie and music selection; nice contemporary user interface."
Cons: "The seat legroom was not the worst I had but sleeping in the chair was somehow very hard. I think the seat needed a little more backward inclination. There was a headrest, which was a good idea but didn't work out as expected."

Pros: "Movie selection was great!"
Cons: "Short staffed. No coffee with breakfast! Cream and sugar on tray. Flight from London to Stockholm delayed one hour due to air traffic!"

Pros: "Comfort. Entertainment. Service. Comfort. Did i mention it was comfortable? Also dark. Very dark. Which is exactly what you need on a long flight. Food was also exceptionally good for an airline. The bathrooms were also clean and had nice sinks."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Landed ahead of schedule"
Cons: "Baggage did not arrive as was not put on flight at San Jose despite checking it in 2.5 hours before flight"

Pros: "we got a 787 dreamliner, the coach seats had good space between rows, so we had enough legroom. food - dinner - was tasty, and breakfast was plain but was completely OK. entertainment was excellent, lots of new movies, and also older movies and TV programs. crew was courteous and very helpful, and boarding was quick and smooth. all in all, a very positive experience."

Pros: "Boarding was good, flight was on time."
Cons: "No leg room, small seats...no surprises there!"

Pros: "nice modern electronics"
Cons: "breakfast high in calories but very low in pleasure"

Pros: "Good service friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Very cramped seats; terrible food; was put on Air Lingus instead of BA; missed our connection and Air Lingus was very difficult to work with"

Pros: "Clean cabin and crew's friendly attitudes."
Cons: "Finally got it 20 mins before touch down but the cheese was still freezing cold! That's amazing! The crew would rather enjoying coffee and talking instead noticing the call for help. Coffee served with a loosing lid and ended up spilling out."

Cons: "Nasty food! Frozen solid salad."

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "Small sits for three people"

Pros: "Timely departure; early arrival. Customer service oriented crew. Due to an oversight on the crews' part (turbulence during distribution of meals), my neighbor and I were not provided meals. When they eventually discovered their oversight and our choice of meal was no longer available, they provided us with meals from first class. Applaud owning a mistake and fixing it."
Cons: "Chair configuration is appalling. Paid extra to sit in exit row of standard economy, seat 30J (middle seat). Leg room was ample, seat width was adequate (for someone of small stature) but separation from neighboring seats was non-existent. My neighbors on either side were both plus-sized. I had nowhere to place my arms and effectively had to sit with my arms folded from SJC to LHR. Room for improvement."

Pros: "Flight was great really. I appreciated that a vegetarian option was standard since I could not choose a meal - especially since i got on flight through standby. All BA personnel on ground and on plane super nice."
Cons: "Only thing was that I was in a front row and that I could not finish my movie - worse problems to have."

Cons: "Smallest plane ever. Absolutely no leg room or overhead space."

Pros: "The flight back to Columbus made up for the flight from CLT to SJC."
Cons: "This was a multi city, round trip starting out of CLT. My connection was way too close, and we missed the connection due to a mechanical problem. The lines to get vouchers were super long, and the hotel was not the best. It was way after midnight when I got to the hotel, and I did not feel safe staying at a Quality Inn. I had to walk to my room outside, and had leave in the morning in the dark as well. I was traveling alone. Please put your passengers in a better hotel, closer to the airport. I did not expect that from American Airlines."

Pros: "Flight attends are very friendly."

Pros: "Great flight"

Cons: "Running out of bin space by Group 3 is just wrong."

Pros: "It didn’t happen"
Cons: "It didn’t happen"

Cons: "The crew, the whole experience,"

Pros: "Easy check in and boarding"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 45 minutes while sitting on runway"

Pros: "delivered as expected"
Cons: "drink cart earlier and more often"

Pros: "Comfortable flight and was able to get a couple hours of sleep in."

Pros: "Take offs were a few minutes late but we arrived on time at each destination due to savvy pilots and great tailwinds. Staff was in a good mood and so were the passengers, no Scrooge’s!"
Cons: "The only BBQ in Dallas Airport Terminal C is a chain spot....boooo!"

Pros: "Friendly crews"

Cons: "Baggage claim took over an hour. Wasted so much time."

Cons: "Another delay on second segment of cross country flight — this time for maintenance issues that were never fully explained. took off an hour late from DFW."

Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "No power outlets."

Pros: "Great flight overall"
Cons: "We were told that we get one checked bag free, but at check-in were told we had to pay. So much for low prices!"

Pros: "The flight itself was fine."
Cons: "All the choices to eat were laden with gluten, salt, and sugar. Surely a salad is no heavier than what they carry, but might not last as long. For those of us gluten-sensitive, watching our glucose levels, or salt intake there’s nothing. A 40 minute gate change from B29 to A11 in PHX was barely long enough to walk far less find and buy a healthy meal. Yet again I arose at 4am and had nothing to eat until after 4pm. ALL the airlines can do better."

Cons: "There should be more number of check in bags for passengers. At the least the overhead bins should be allowed to the passengers."

Pros: "Flight was routine except that I was astonished and pleased that the movie was “Love Simon”. Thank you American for maybe helping to change some attitudes in the center of the country."
Cons: "The food is still laden with gluten. The only gluten-free option was peanuts."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was delayed six hours. Flight crew arrived late further delaying trip. Connecting flight missed. Promised hotel reservation by American were non-existent when arriving in Dallas. Had to try to sleep in airport. Will never willingly fly American again"

Cons: "5 delays with the flight. Had to Switch to a flight leaving from SFO and pay $60 for an Uber to get to SFO"

Pros: "Empty seat by side"
Cons: "Overhead light not working TV screen not working Very average food"

Pros: "Everything seemed to go as normal. We were able to get 5 seats together."
Cons: "Wasn't a dislike, but would have liked to board a little earlier with kids of age 5, 7, and 9. However, all was fine and staff were pleasant."

Pros: "I was upgraded and dinner was delicious."

Pros: "Friendliness of crew"
Cons: "Fourth roundtrip flight where I have been unable to use my upgrades to upgrade to first class on any of the four segments. What good are the upgrades?"

Pros: "I was taking students and we had seats all over but they rearranged so my students could sit together. It was a nice flight with a friendly crew."

Pros: "British Airways I feel did everything to make it as best as possible."
Cons: "American Airlines (British Airlines partners) are a horrible airline. My 8 am flight has a mechanical issue. Which they kept up on the plane till 11. Now no mater what other plane I catch idmiss my connection in Dallas. Which means I don’t get to Paris on time. Which ruined my plans to surprise my gf and propose to her. It took one call to British Airlines to get me rebooked. Something american was taking hours. I still won’t make it on time but at least I’ll make it. American then misplaced my luggage and it took two hours to retrieve it. Turns out it was sitting behind the counter the whole time the kept telling me it would be on the baggage flame area."

Pros: "Everything was on point"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Early departure and arrival. Great flight and crew on a full flight."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Entertainment was available in front of us on a screen versus an onboard app, which was much appreciated."
Cons: "Oh man, I have so many things I need to say. I tried giving AA a chance, but compared to when I flew on WestJest two months prior for almost the exact same trip (I flew to San Francisco versus San Jose that time), WestJet was by far more superior in terms of customer service, boarding organization, and friendliness. First of all, what bugged me profusely was the lack of seat selection and the crazy pricing for certain seats. On WestJet, the emergency exit seats were available without any additional cost, yet AA was charging $66 USD to sit there. Furthermore, seats closer to Business class also carried a charge of $25 (or something like that) - ONLY because you get to board sooner. I would understand if there was extra legroom involved, but really, it's just a matter of sitting and getting off before anyone else. If anything, those seats should be given to passengers who have tight connecting flights and need to get off asap. even in those cases, you shouldn't be charging someone almost $30 just so they can make it to their next flight that YOUR company arranged within such a short time frame. But the most annoying thing about my trip with AA was the fact that I had to take out all of my belongings from my carry-on and carry them in my arms because there was no room left in the overhead compartments. Excuse me?? How is there not enough room? So I had to walk with my laptop, my iPad, my Beats headphones, my laptop and iPad charger, amongst other things, in my hands to the aircraft. Thank goodness I found a plastic bag, because otherwise I probably would have lost something expensive on that plane. Furthermore, as I walked to my seat, there was most definitely places that I could have stowed my carry-on luggage in the overhead compartments. You shouldn't let people put things like purses and bags of food in the overhead, when those can be stowed underneath the seats in front."

Cons: "The plane had several problems mechanically. After we boarded we spent another hour waiting for the problems to be repaired. It added an extra hour to sitting."

Pros: "Although the flight was delayed from San Jose and Chicago yet they reached as per original schedule time"

Pros: "Flight boarded on time and landed 30 minutes early. Best part is the gate was open in Chicago so we truly arrived early. Flight crew was great too. Very helpful and courteous."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Ease of boarding and on time flights"
Cons: "Leg room and entertainment"

Cons: "Airline throughout mentioned connecting flight passengers are okay as the flight will land almost at the scheduled arrival time but once onboard bluntly announced that we don't have further information. This is cheating"

Cons: "No pre boarding for family with kids"

Pros: "On time. Polite gate reps. Helpful crew. Smooth flight and on time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "- This was an older Boeing 738 plane that American Airlines refurbished. It still has the old style overhead bins and just feels old, - Like on many on these older planes, the power outlets don't work. - No food offered, even for Executive Platinum member. Unpleasant crew."

Pros: "Legroom was decent and the flight was fairly empty. So lot of space."
Cons: "No vegetarian food though it was mentioned earlier."

Pros: "Smooth sailing. Staff pleasant and professional. Orderly flight"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "We had a very pleasant staff!"

Cons: "Not letting me know my first leg was operated by AA was very confusing and frustrating. I couldn't find Westjet at the airport at all. Had to guess from the departing time!"

Pros: "Boarding was fine. We started late but they managed to get us to our destination on time so I made my connection with no problem."
Cons: "I had on a jacket but I was so cold I was shivering. I asked if I could have a blanket but I guess they don't have those anymore. The stewardess did ask them to give us a little more heat but it must have gotten turned back because I was shivering again by the end of the flight."

Pros: "The gate agent was able to find me another option."
Cons: "The phone agent was really bad at helping."

Cons: "The flight was not smooth, it seemed like the pilot didn't know what he was doing. I arrived an hour early for my flight and my bag got left behind. I'm only here for a day and a half and my bag won't reach me for another 24 hours. Really poor experience with AA."

Cons: "Looks ghetto and no wifi"

Pros: "Water and sodas"
Cons: "Onboarding crew made me pay 200 usd for extra weight without telling me that I could move lbs from one bas to another and pay less."

Pros: "efficient, courteous staff"

Cons: "This flight was added as they cancelled my flight directly to London then they dropped this flight and had just Phoenix to Lindon! It took many calls, one with over an hour wait, where were told different stories and expectations. I did not receive an actual ticket until the very morning if this flight!! It was very stressful!"

Cons: "The delay my fly canceling poor communication I miss my dates etc"

Pros: "Entertainment TV worked well Free beverages"
Cons: "Bigger space between seats Food or snacks offered"

Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "No hot water available so no coffee or tea. CRJ on a "western commuter" route is highly unusual."

Pros: "There was one crew member was passive aggresive and doing his best to annoy the whole trip, I had to get other crew involved, he was hitting on my friend as well....."
Cons: "This was a United flight sold as Air Canada to me and Lufthansa to my friend. This made check in twice as long since we went to the wrong counters. The quality was horrendous for an international flight and the entertainment system was broken. I paid atleast 50% more than I should have. Never fly UA"

Cons: "Poor oversight by gate staff on limited carry-on luggage space caused departure delay, easily avoided for next time."

Pros: "Meals, comfort, polite staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Took a red eye, so slept most of the way. Crew was super chill and let me sleep the whole way. Minor turbulence, but the captain made announcements and made sure everyone felt at ease. Quick to unload passengers once we arrived at the gate. Didn't use the in-flight entertainment but there was a cool and updated map feature that was much better and more high-tech than previous AC flights I have taken. Also enjoyed how the cabin door separated economy from business class, so we didn't have to wait for the entire front of the plane to unload from the same door."
Cons: "Baggage claim took FOREVER. Air Canada needs to work on this. Waited over 1 hour."

Pros: "Great service friendly crew"

Pros: "The crew was amazing - so friendly and attentive to everyone on such a long flight."
Cons: "The seats were really tight for a 13+ hour flight. The meals were also not great compared to other airlines flying internationally."

Pros: "Ride was comfortable and the entertainment was great even thought i slept the whole ride."
Cons: "flight delayed due to late flight attendents"

Pros: "Did not get to go"

Pros: "Nothing to complain"

Pros: "Price."
Cons: "smaller aircraft with very limited overhead bag storage. Constantly have to announce volunteers for bag check in. Happen both ways. Atl to Toronto and Toronto to Atl."

Pros: "That they give you ear phones"
Cons: "Delay 1 hour"

Cons: "No video screens for entertainment. If you want to use in flight entertainment, you need to download the Air Canada app prior to boarding."

Cons: "I can't take the flight and I can't get my money back. It is horrible"

Pros: "Our flight was delayed an hour and a half about 18 hours before takeoff which was communicated to us before we got to the airport, so we got to sleep in later. We were unable to make our connecting flight because of the delay, but when we arrived in Toronto I had an email waiting to tell me that they had put us on another flight, which was direct, that would get us home at the same time we had been originally scheduled. The agent that we talked to once we got to Toronto also tried to get us on standby to another flight that would have gotten us home two hours earlier! Also, our bags made it home too after all of the changing! Great service, nice to have a charging station on board and the food was edible."
Cons: "That there were a lot of delays, but I'm sure that was beyond Air Canada's control as Toronto airport workers were on strike."

Pros: "Low fare"
Cons: "Flight delayed initially due to weather. When weather cleared flight delayed half hour because they could not find the pilot."

Pros: "Excellent service, good food, business class on the 787 is very nice."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Instructions on Air Canada's website when you Google "how early should you get to the airport flying Canada to USA" say you should get there 3 hours ahead of time. For a 6:40 flight I got to the airport at 3:40, as instructed, and checkin wasn't even open. Per Air Canada's website "You should arrive at the airport three (3) hours before your flight's scheduled departure time. Pre-board security screening for departures to the U.S. opens at 3:00 AM. Exception: 20 minutes for flights departing from Toronto City Airport (YTZ)." Check in staff told me I should have gotten there 2 hours ahead. This is very conflicting. Considering I was heading to a 10 hour trade show, believe me that hour of sleep I lost between 2:30 when I had to get up for this flight and 3:30 when I could have gotten up sure was missed. Correct and consistent instructions to passengers go a long way."

Cons: "The temperature control system was broken so the cabin temperature was upwards of 90F for the entire flight. The flight crew wouldn't acknowledge the issue until we had landed."

Cons: "Everything costs extra: picking seats, pillows, blankets, no Economy Plus for Star Alliance elites, any food, etc."

Cons: "Plane was too small with extra small overhead bin. Entertainment system was also mediocre which keep shutting down and have to again select your movie and forward it :("

Pros: "The gate agent was extremely helpful and was able to accommodate me standby on this flight vs a later flight."

Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I paid 14$ for wifi and it kept kicking me off all the time. Also when we landed in Edmonton we circled their airport for half an hour then finally landed and we were stuck on the Tarmac for additional 45 min while we waited to get towed to our terminal. All in all terrible first time flying with air Canada and will never do it again. West jet flight I took to my destitnation was awesome"

Pros: "No screen creates a longer feeling flight."
Cons: "No good food."

Pros: "Flight was on time, crew courteous."

Cons: "the delay coming and going"

Pros: "Free business class"
Cons: "Food and no entrainment available"

Pros: "The ice cream and the one woman in customer service that actually seemed to care."
Cons: "My husband and I were flying to Italy, on the first leg of our flight neither of our screens worked so we had six hours with no entertainment. They gave us a card to make it up to us but (wisely) don't tell you what it is for. It turned out to be for 10% off your next flight if you book it through their website within a year. Useless. On our return flight we were delayed on the tarmac for over an hour with no air conditioning, they originally said they were waiting for a signature but then said that there was something wrong with the engines that help us take off, then the cabin filled with a fuel smell, then they said they had brought the wrong item for the repair and we were waiting for the correct one. When we finally took off my husband's screen didn't work yet again and this was a 9 hour flight. The flight attendant said that some of the screens hadn't worked for a while ( probably cheaper to hand out useless discounts than to fix them.). We received another 10% off card, which we cannot combine or transfer, again useless. We missed our connection because of the delay, they booked us on another flight but because they didn't tell us that we had to pick up our luggage or where (it was on a different carousel than the rest of the luggage from our flight) and that we had to go through customs we (and many others) missed that flight too. We finally got a flight out the next morning and they put us up at a hotel. We both had to miss another day of work and it was quite an ordeal. My husband's screen worked for almost all of that last flight before it seized up. We didn't bother to report it that time since another 10% off coupon wasn't going to do us any good. Overall it is concerning that Air Canada doesn't seem to be maintaining their planes in optimal condition and that their idea of compensation involves them making even more money from me. Never again."

Pros: "Great Flight"

Cons: "Food was terrible even for flight standards. No screens or movies shown. Had to have pre-downloaded the ap to watch movies. No wi-fi available for purchase. On one of the drink passes I was skipped."

Pros: "Flight was on time. Flight attendants were pleasent."

Pros: "The food was good, very attentive staff, OK legroom (coach), and the cabin was kept cool, with pillow and blanket"
Cons: "Bathroom was a mess, boarding was a zoo, however, in all fairness, this was due to the construction at the airport, not necessarily Air Canada"

Cons: "I didn't like the fact that because the flight from Bradley to Toronto was late I almost missed my Tokyo flight.. It would not have been such a big deal if I wasn't going all the way to-Tokyo. And had to go through customs. The commuter plane was delayed getting to Bradley. I got to Toronto, and again we had to wait on the tarmac. They knew we were coming and were late as it was. Canadian air also knew I had to catch a flight to Tokyo. I thought my connection times were to close and I was right. No one told me that I had to go through international customs. So, I was in the wrong place.When I made that discovery I literally ran to customs and asked to cut in line. Again I ran to get to the gate. They were boarding when I arrived. Why I say did you put me through all that when it was avoidable? Then on the way back after a 14 hour flight I had a 6 hour delay to get back to Hartford. Why was that I ask? The same thing happened last year. And you didn t fix it yet? Nightmare. And lets not even talk about the food on the plane. I make sure I eat before the flight if I have time.In this case there was no time. I also had to change flight dates. I was on the phone for 1.5 hours on hold. Only to be told that I was calling the wrong place. So, that's my Air Canada experience. Some sort of cash or check rebate should be in order. Not a voucher to fly with them again."

Cons: "Flight was delays from anotjer air company i had to paid 160$ to get on the next one.."

Pros: "Plenty of beverages provided and friendly crew."
Cons: "Entertainment app had to be downloaded prior to take-off to access many of the entertainment features such as movies."

Cons: "Every air Canada flight I had on this trip had horrible turbulence and rough landings. The turbulence may or may not be the pilot's fault, but the landings are probably the pilot's fault. Also, the in-flight movie selection was horrible, probably due to the fact that they had so many Canadian films (which apparently is required in Canada)."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I liked the fact that I did not have to pick up me luggage for my connection flight & I have priority sitting and receiving luggage at NYC"
Cons: "You let too many people on with multiple bags and it is a struggle to get them stored in the overhead compartments."

Pros: "Everything was average."
Cons: "Not all food available on the food catalog menu."

Cons: "Zero communication on status of flight! Just changed the time on flight multiple times but no updates given! Canceled flight 10 hours later! Had to make own hotel reservation in Toronto with only possible reimbursement."

Pros: "Must have been a newer plane. Very quiet engine comfortable seats. I didn't use any onboard entertainment except my own."

Pros: "Curtous and competent crew. Good Price Direct Flight"
Cons: "Very little perks on the flight. Flight right at dinner time and no food provided (Need to be purchased on-board. Not all choices were available). Entertainment system required to provide our own devices, but it was not possible to plug in to recharge (5 hour flight!)."

Pros: "Plenty of leg room"

Pros: "Friendly staff and crew."
Cons: "Although entertainment choices were very good but there was only one hindi movie. I was expecting better bollywood choices for a flight starting in Delhi."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable..."
Cons: "Plane windows were really dirt... staff was a bit rude..."

Pros: "First time on Air Canada - I was pleasantly surprised on how well my flight went... I will definitely travel on Air Canada in the future..."

Pros: "The crew was nice. Aircraft was nice."
Cons: "Our flight time was changed several times on the flight. The original seat map that I was able to choose seats from was wrong, forcing me or my son to sit in the middle seat. This was unacceptable."

Cons: "need more room in economy class."

Pros: "Food was fine, staff was professional, flight was quite."
Cons: "The lavatories were unacceptably filthy. There was a puddle on the floor in one of them: Disgusting!"

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