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SJC — HNL
May 19 — May 261
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1 adult
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0 bags
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Thu 5/19
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Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$159

Average price round-trip

$385

Good deal round-trip

$279

Good deal one-way

$189
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Top 4 airlines serving San Jose to Honolulu

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8.3
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 30305 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.8Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.8Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes."
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Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes."
Pros: "The crew was awesome, the flight was fast, and I made it home safe. I love Alaska Airlines!"
Cons: "I wish there was free snacks for my 5-6 hour flight."
Pros: "I missed my flight"
Pros: "Crew noticeably friendly and interactive."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The free WiFi is great!"
Pros: "Everyone was great."
Cons: "I sat in the last row and could NOT stand the smell near the bathroom."
Pros: "there was nothing to like. A few hours before the early morning flight Alaska cancelled the flight and rebooked us fir a flight 12 hours later. Their phone is off during the night and we had to go to the airport in the middle of the night to get a flight that would get us to our cruise on time. A"
Cons: "use something other than Alaska and it will be better"
Cons: "The crew didn’t seem like they wanted to be there. The entire crew was standoffish. It seem like asking the anything was a huge ordeal they didn’t have time for but they’d do it bugredginly."
Pros: "Easy on, easy off! Departed and arrived on time. Crew were cheery and bright! Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night!"
Cons: "Some of these survey questions need to be NA- my flight was too short for food service or entertainment."
Pros: "Nice seats. Good crew"
Cons: "Tell us it's in terminal 1. We already had to go back and forth through terminal 2 from checkin on one side, back up escalater to other side, then back to check-in side through security. I had to drag my checking bag since you have an extra small check-in size, so my roller stayed home. Then once upstairs it's 1/2 mi through the terminal back to 1. I would have picked up a bag mover if I had any idea. Since I did check-in on line, I could have gone directly in terminal 1 if I was told. I also would have missed my flight if I hadn't come early to the airport."
Pros: "This was our first trip to Hawaii on Alaska and we were very happy with the experience. Plane on time, lots of overhead space, crew very pleasant and helpful. We fly to Hawaii at least four times a year and will be switching to Alaska as our preferred carrier."
Cons: "There was limited entertainment available on this older 737 plane."
Pros: "All the ladies (and the pilot) who helped us were so lovely and helpful! Thanks for such a wonderful experience ❤"
Pros: "Staff was professional but not warm. Boarding was easy and the timing was great."
Cons: "Cramped. Absolutely no leg room and I’m 5 foot 2 inches. The bathroom filled up so no one could use the facilities for the last hour of flight."
Cons: "Flight was very delayed"
Cons: "Flight was delayed but no explanation was provided until we waited more than 30 minutes"
Cons: "What food? Alaska Airlines doesn't feed the cattle. Even the Salmon I brought back, one was semi frozen, expected that... The other was not frozen at all??? What's up with that??? Leave that one out on the tarmac or what??? Doesn't matter what "AGREMENT" Alaska Air has with any airlines. Make you go through TSA again and there isn't enough time to catch a flight 60 minutes later. Much less get bags and check in again. I"m look for a different air carrier. Alaska Air is a mediocre airline and it's okay for them. That landing included a few bounces. The pilot came over the com talking about a great landing. I'd hate to see one of his bad landings."
Pros: "Left on time. Flight was super smooth."
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Staff/Crew were all very friendly. Plane was clean and air temperature was comfortable."
Cons: "Seats were terribly uncomfortable! NO cushion = a very sore bottom, especially on an almost 6 hour flight. VERY disappointed in the entertainment. This airline expects everyone to have a device to play their downloadable entertainment or else pay to rent a device. This is horrible for such a long flight, when you happen to be one of those people who do not have a device for this. I will not fly Alaska Airlines again."
Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "Seats are too narrow"
Pros: "My flight was at 6:45 and so the first domestic flight out was much more crowded than I thought. People were cutting claiming they’re late. No staff other than at the entry. Voices were raised as one man refused to let two others to just cut and walk right past him."
Pros: "Crew was exceptional."
Cons: "Media options in flight."
Pros: "Everything, overall an amazing experience."
Pros: "Outlets available at each seat and free WiFi"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Crew was super friendly and gave good service to passengers."
Cons: "Boarding at San Jose was disorganized and poor."
Cons: "unprofessional workers who gossip about other workers and customers, dirty plane, no free food, and no aloha spirit."
Pros: "How fast it was to board"
Cons: "Was the turbulence that made us having to wait to land which got me sick"
Cons: "Ticket confirmation numbers are not provided with third party companies. I tried e-ticket #, confirmation #, reservation #s and none of it worked. The flight rep at the counter printed a ticket and told me the number listed on it my confirmation # and I should use it on my way back. That # was expired when I was having problems checking in online."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "The man next to me left his phone on so he could text."
Pros: "The flight was ontime and the crew was great. Nice app onboard for watching movies...free!"
Cons: "No fault of the airline, but I am a little over weight and the flight was tight."
Pros: "nice plane and crew."
Pros: "Alaska staff are always friendly and courteous, and the plane we flew on was very recent so the seats were new, clean, and comfortable. No issues with delays or timing."
Cons: "Did not like the rates for wifi. First r such a short flight it should be FREE."
Pros: "Planes same more spacious. Crew excellent. Boarding quick and efficient"
Cons: "They did change my flight by several hours which was disappointing as I had a very short stay made shorter. No compensation not able to get me something better. Also resulted in a 5 hour layover in Seattle. Don't like paying for entertainment or food when I pay $1000 for flights. Feel cheated and buckled and dimed. Also did not like no free checked bags. Again I find all airlines that do this insulting. One bag should be included in our flight. How many people fly without any. That is one reason I often fly southwest."
Pros: "Service, nice plan and easy ride to Honolulu."
Cons: "I don't the seating arrangement in a 737-800. Three rows on each side makes the window and middle passenger very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "No wifi made it harder keep 4 yr old happy"
Pros: "Leg room, boarding"
Cons: "Crew kept talking and advertising their credit card services and all of its benefits. I just wanted to sleep but they kept yapping away nonstop through the overhead system. First and last time flying with this airline."
Pros: "flight was good and on time"
Cons: "in flight entertainment ok but cant use it with out apps that you cant"
Pros: "I leg room with the new seats. Boarded front and rear simultaneously that cut overall boarding time considerably. Front boarded through the usual door and rear boarded out to the tarmac and up the stairs to the rear door!"
Pros: "They began boarding early, left on time, arrived early, baggage available quickly. Great crew. Helpful and friendly. Smooth takeoff and landing. Pilot shared relevant details with passengers, nice to know what to expect. They served Starbucks coffee; better than the usual on other airlines."
Cons: "A wheel broke off of my suitcase but they got on it right away to compensate (repair or replace); I'm sure this will be handled - no pun intended - properly! :)"
Pros: "The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Boarding was a breeze and hassle free. They brought around beverages 3 times during the flight. Right before landing they handed out complimentary cocktails. This was my first time flying with Alaska Airlines, I would fly them again."
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "Friendly crew, free mai tai."
Cons: "Pay for baggage."
Cons: "I really hated the crew member trying to sell the Alaska visa card. I do not expect to be bombarded with advertising when I have no option to avoid it. If my only choice to avoid it is to fly another airline, I will."
Pros: "Service on board was excecellent"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed by 30 minutes. Even though the arrival times were ontime, the delays both announced more than 10 minutes after it was clear there was no plane at the gate to board. This meant that I left early only to wait even longer at the airport than I would have liked."
Pros: "I loved that on the way home to Hawaii there was an option to get an app to access free movies and TV shows. It was awesome!"
Cons: "I tried going from the Entertainment link to the free chat link but it didn't work. Maybe I was at the wrong altitude or something but it would have been nice if I could switch between the two option of chatting and watching the movies and TV."
Pros: "Crew is nice. Entertainment is great if you pay for it."
Cons: "I didn't like that the gentleman sitting next to me spilled over into my seat. He needed a belt extender. I think he should have purchased two seats if thats the case. I did not buy my seat to share it. I think they should be more mindful of who they let on stand by if it is the in between seat. Also, we were delayed because we waited for another connecting flight. Luckily we made it on time. They just in formed us after we all boared and we sat on the plane for another 45 minutes. No sorry, no accommodation. We just had to suck it up. Really?"
Pros: "The crew and the overall flying experience was fine"
Cons: "But my travel luck proceeded to haunt me and my only bag I had travel with me was lost and they have no idea where it is.... hope to get it soon since I have work tonight and tomorrow morning"
Pros: "Smooth flight, left on time and good service."
Cons: "There was no entertainment provided"
Pros: "Everyone was very nice and helpful. Taking care of everyone, and helping pacify some kids !"
Cons: "The only negative thing wasn't anything related to the flight or crew, just whom I happened to be seated next too!!"
Pros: "The ONLY thing I liked was my seats. Closer to the main door. The faster I get off this plane the faster my vacation starts. Maybe your employees need a vacation too!"
Cons: "The stewardess were quit rude made the whole experience horrible thanks Alaskaairline"
Cons: "Always amazing!!!!!!"
Cons: "Gate not available on arrival. Sat on tarmac for awhile."
Pros: "The only reason I gave a “good” rating for this flight is because the crew & staff were courteous and patient, given the chaos."
Cons: "A lot happened. First system was down in SJC so it delayed boarding. Also passengers without seat assigned (and for some reason there were a lot of us) had to wait until all other passengers boarded before seats were assigned. Then in HNL we had to wait over 30 minutes before baggage came out."
Pros: "Entire process was amazing!!!!!"
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "While they say it has entertainment unit they don’t tell you that you have to pay for it and you have to purchase ear phones as well. Had seat 43E it doesn’t recline, pocket at back of seat broken, delayed 2hrs due to faulty PA system and compensation was a free punch cocktail."
Pros: "The crew was phenomenal."
Cons: "The food did not live up to the hype"
Pros: "Happy time more fun so nice feel great will come back again and again Great to travel"
Cons: "Scared to see someone violently"
Pros: "Complimentary Guava Cocktail at the end of the flight, friendly crew staff, excellent boarding system, great pilot"
Cons: "Most movies were “paid” selections so I didn’t even bother, seats were very narrow even for a shinny person like myself. It seems that they installed more row of seats than much needed restrooms. They only had two in the back, only two in the middle of the economy section, I don’t know about the coach class and the first class cabin but as far as the economy class that was it, and that’s terrible. That is less than a half restrooms normally available on other carrier I’ve known. They should learn from ANA or Canada Air. The cabin temperature seems to be rather cold throughout the flight, yet there was no pillow (only paid one) nor blanket available."
Pros: "The Service, crew and flight were all good, very good landing."
Cons: "The flat bed seating was uncomfortable, I was squashed up and happy to get out of the seat on arrival. I was seated in 1C"
Pros: "Airbus. Smooth ride."
Cons: "Switching from Alaskan Air to Hawaiian Air in San Diego is near impossible. I got off at 9:25am and had to run out of the airport and down to another terminal, go through security again and run to gate 51 from gate 10. It is near impossible for someone who can’t sprint. I was the last one to board. Lost my window seat and luggage didn’t make it. In Honolulu I found out luggage hasn’t made it for at least three other couples flying out of BWI with these connections. This combo should not be offered when people select flights."
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "No seat assignment early. Substandard entertainment. 15 minutes late on ground to open door and let us out!"
Pros: "The staff were above and beyond. Organized, on-time boarding. The pilots were great. The seats were nice. The tropical beverage offered was lovely. We had a toddler on board a few rows up who either screeched or cried the whole time, as in 5 of the almost 6 hour flight. A REMINDER TO BRING YOUR EARPLUGS. The parents did their best, and at one point I was in the aisle with mom and baby during some turbulence and the child got sick. I let the attendant who was serving drinks know about the situation and he didn't miss a beat and helped mom and baby recover, and got the area cleaned up. It might not sound like much but it was the above and beyond that most people don't realize flight attendants take care of routinely. I appreciated that."
Cons: "The sugary breakfast. I was so surprised that literally nothing in the breakfast did not contain lots of sugar. The bread was inedibly sweet, the nonfat yogurt was overly sweet and had a weird chemical taste. Please at least low fat. Grapes, one of the highest sugar fruits, were the only thing I was able to eat. Please consider offering low/no sugar breakfast options, and wheat free options. I would have loved a hard boiled egg and some cheese and fruit. Couldn't really figure out the entertainment screen. Couldn't get the movies to load. I wasn't that interested in the screen but others might be. Tip: the jack is in the armrest."
Cons: "no seatback entertainment"
Pros: "Staff were friendly"
Cons: "aircraft was old and small for the distance and seats had zero legroom. Nothing good to watch in way of movies."
Cons: "When I checked in i asked the agent to help me board early since I was carrying a fragile musical instrument. She said check back later. I had no seat assigned and was told I would be seated after all families were taken care of. I waited and waited and finally when everyone was boarded, I checked one last time because I was the only person left in the waiting area and the gate agent totally forgot about me. So she assigned me to a seat that had a wall in front of it and no storage space in the seat in front of me. I was livid. Thankfully I didn’t have to check the instrument but the hassle was a nightmare I really wanted to avoid."
Pros: "On time and the crew was friendly."
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable for the time of the flight."
Pros: "Friendly staff,"
Cons: "Baggage claim in separate building, not easy time finding bags then back to car rental pickup"
Pros: "That there were movies to watch, even though not such great options"
Cons: "Lost luggage that was gate checked, paid $600 extra for upgraded seats and they weren't great. We had a window seat but there was barely a window."
Pros: "Good price, friendly crew, clean"
Cons: "Cabin was freezing cold, no blankets, food terrible, plane malfunction caused 1 hr delay; poor communication caused serious stress"
Pros: "Everything else! Except the pilot had to make 2 descent because of flap malfunction Pilot landed safely the second time Thank you to the skilled pilot & crew!"
Cons: "Maintenance issues !!!"
Pros: "The food and hospitability"
Cons: "Entertainment options were few and outdated"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Nothing to not like about this flight"
Pros: "The flight staff was amazing! It is really hard to fly 15 hours in one day but each flight was filled with amazing flight attendants and pilots!"
Pros: "Nice seats, and staff and good food."
Cons: "Plane should be equipped with wifi."
Pros: "Only pay baggage get assign seat. You can not book your seat. Only at the airport check in."
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Got in. On time"
Cons: "Wait for baggage"
Pros: "Complimentary food and snacks."
Cons: "You have fill out a form when you get to Hawaii. They should provide pens for us to fill it out instead of making us ask our neighbors for pens."
Pros: "the assigned seat I chose"
Cons: "the cookies are too small. there was no plug to charge my phone or laptop. there was no tv in the headrest. when did they stop doing that? i've always had at least a plug to charge stuff"
Pros: "Cheerful, helpful staff."
Cons: "Boarding que."
Pros: "Decent seats and entertainment."
Cons: "Cabin crew was very disengaged. Unfriendly. Destroyed my bag then said they wouldn't pay to fix it."
Pros: "Easy check in. Wheelchair came right away."
Cons: "I wasn't able to pick my seat. Ended up ok, but...."
Pros: "I never knew it could be this bad. 30 years of travel globally and you've found a new nadir. Keep in mind this is ALL a review of mismanagement. Staff were friendlish and good people it seemed.. just following antiquated equipment and systems given by management. Key flaws: No online or at check in seat assignment. Had to go to gate. Even though dozens of seats. Why??? Check in in herd an hour early a debacle.. again why??? No plug, no USB, no wifi, no movie on 6 hour flight??? Again it is in stark contrast to immensely support competitors. Sell to someone competent. Mahalo."
Cons: "?"
Pros: "Kind stewardesses, good food and snacks, and friendly people. This being a long awaited visit with my daughter, my flight was a great transition for which I am so thankful!"
Cons: "The flight was long and my back gets tired but none of that has any reflection on the high quality of service I received."
Pros: "New plane with slide seat when recline was excellent. Great storage overhead bin."
Cons: "They arrived at gate 34-38 area which was during the construction and passenger got lost after getting off the plane. There was wikiwiki bus shuttle to the inter island terminal but people without check in luggage lost about 30min at the airport. Hawaiian Airlines should work harder to be prompt on the arrival gate every time. Very unpredictable and inefficient."
Pros: "Plane got turned around after 3 hours in plane. Had to change 2 flights, my rental car reservation, 2 doctor appointments with no sympathy or even care from Hawaiian airlines. Spent hundreds of dollars and got no compensation. Not happy and will never book again."
Cons: "So disappointed, angry, and sad."
Pros: "Hawaiian Airlines consistently deliver top-quality service for economy class. The flights are more comfortable than the average, the crew is always very pleasant. I also appreciate that they make an effort to be eco-friendlier."
Cons: "I wish they had bigger range of food option. The entertainment system is not that broad but I don't mind, I can entertain myself on a flight."
Pros: "The crew were wonderful and the captain made a landing so perfect we didn't know we had landed!"
Cons: "The food was disappointing. The sandwich in particular was dry and tasteless. Other passengers mentioned this too."
Pros: "Crews personality demonstrated professional and courteous."
Cons: "Food offered was precooked wrapped in plastic egg McMuffin version. As title suggested bland and tasteless."
Pros: "As always, the crew was phenomenal and very friendly, and meal was better than my own cooking!"
Cons: "Unfortunately, on some of these older planes, there are no power outlets or USB ports for charging my phone."
Pros: "Good general service"
Cons: "It was frustrating that the crew would announce things like the private island that only one part of the plane's passengers could see and which had no bearing on our flight. Then it was translated into Japanese so took even longer while some people were trying to finish a movie. I was really disappointed by the small plane. We purposefully chose not to fly on a Chinese airline from China but chose Hawaiian instead because we thought the plane would be bigger. We won't be using Hawaiian again from Asia."
Cons: "Requested a window seat for my disabled daughter in February for our July flight. Agent assured us she would be in a seat with a window. When we got to our seat there was NO window. Of all the seats with windows on this plane, how could someone do this? Then when we loaded they placed one of our carryon bags in the back of the plane. We had to wait until everyone departed before getting our bag. Never again on Hawaiian Airlines. Still have to take the return flight. Not looking forward to the flight..."
Cons: "Short delay waiting for one passenger"
Pros: "On time, great flight attendants, free upgrade offered"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Staff were thoughtful and attentive at all times. Especially with the number of small children and young families on board I found the crew to be extremely accomodating to the young families and others surrounding gusts needs"
Cons: "Couldn't find a negative. A great and pleasant experience"
Cons: "Seat 12a was locked in place and didn't recline."
Pros: "They didn't have any food at all we had to sit hungry for 6 hours"
Pros: "Most of the crew were nice except for when I had to borrow pen from the two crews to fill out the form, both weren't willing to help. I was seated with somehow big guy and basically occupied half of my seat which was very uncomfortable for me to even move a little bit."
Cons: "Food service. Happy that meal is still being served."
Cons: "Absolutely clueless in arranging proper seating for fiabled passengers. They were only helpful at the gate, not in advance on the phone"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "The seating arrangement took longer then my usual experiences but it wasn't horrific it's the only negative thing I have to say"
Cons: "That I had to wait till I got to the airport to get seats close to my husband."

Love the leg room and entertainment in comfort plus. Crew members were also excellent. However, serving gold fish and cookies twice on a 6hr flight is embarrassing. Delta should offer a better variety of snacks during a long flight.

Delta is my new favorite airlines. I have no complaints. Even if they don't serve meals the snacks were ok.

There was no entertainment and there was only a snack for "food." But as it was a two-hour flight, no more was to be expected.

The staff was very friendly and professional.

Pros: "Extra room and fast boarding"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "NA"
Cons: "Informing that the flight would delayed by three hours ahead of time would have been amazing. Instead of extending the delayed time every 45 min making us miss all the other opportunities to fly out"
Pros: "Delta is the airline to fly if you have to fly (like I did) during a pandemic. They made sure at every turn we felt as safe as possible. They had passengers distanced from each other the whole time, handed out sanitizing wipes as we walked on the plane, made sure folks kept their masks on, gave us individual little baggies with snacks and water bottles that also had individual hand sanitizer packets. I felt so much more safe flying Delta on my way home to Hawaii in July than I did when I flew American Airlines on my way to the mainland in June."
Pros: "I like flying with Delta, it's just I was not feeling well and our flight got delayed and delayed and delayed. We finally made it on and the extra comfort was great"
Cons: "The food selections not so great. The sandwich was hard. Could use more options."
Pros: "Super comfortable and inflight entertainment was amazing"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Not sitting in an airplane without AC for 30 minutes after everyone loaded"
Pros: "Crew was great, very generous with snacks and beverages, and prior to boarding we were able to switch flights and seats without problem. All the Delta agents were extremely helpful, and had great customer service!"
Pros: "It suited the time i could travel"
Cons: "I felt although they said the two attendants were great they were at best mediocre especially the man"
Pros: "Very fast and efficient boarding process. We began moving right when they closed the door. Smooth flight, friendly attendants."
Cons: "Stop charging $2 for headphones lol"
Pros: "Flight was mostly uneventful, which is great! Right after takeoff we made a complete circle and no information was given as to why, but we assumed it was air traffic."
Cons: "Great flight"
Cons: "It was so cold! People all over were asking for blankets and commenting on the coldness"
Pros: "Everything! I appreciate that the ticketing agent helped me get an earlier flight and I appreciated the gate agent making sure I had a good seat! I love Delta!"
Cons: "Nothing honestly"
Pros: "New plane with good features. I was very comfortable."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "One of the flight attendants was nice."
Cons: "5+ hours and just some bagged snacks. Had to wait forever for soda. Screen was difficult to work - touch wasn’t working. Much smaller program selection than flights 6 days ago from RSW to LAX via ATL."
Pros: "On time, good flight"
Cons: "No power on outlets at waiting room airport, charge 2 dollars for earplugs"
Pros: "- great customer service - friendly staff - Positive energy"
Cons: "- No room in the seats - No food served on plane - Crowded -"
Pros: "Crew and flight"
Cons: "Price for food and number of bathroom available"
Pros: "Staff was attentive and pleasant. Seat was comfortable, good knee room. Left and arrived on-time. Good experience."
Cons: "Reclining seats need to either go away, or be built so that reclining takes leg room away from the person reclining. Why should I be punished for a rude passenger in front of me who decides to punish me by reclining their seat?"
Pros: "comfortable seats enough overhead bin space."
Cons: "nothing"
Pros: "Got me to my destination, just not comfortably"
Cons: "Seating is ridiculously cramped and overhead storage is small"
Pros: "Snacks & drinks & TV movies good"
Cons: "One hostess was very rude & slow forget our headphones Kept getting me to help her with getting attention of other hostesses also very bad at giving snacks and kept my husband and another man waiting for 10 mins while she gathered rubbish despite repeated requests which would have been easy as she was at the front of plane obviously unsuited for this position"
Pros: "Flight ifself was okay once on the plane"
Cons: "5 hours delayed for no apparent reason. Understaffed in SJC to handle this."
Pros: "Crew was nice, the snack was pretty good. Good air conditioning."
Cons: "Didn’t turn off overhead light. It’s usually off most of the flight."
Pros: "Travel got delayed by an hour but we were satisfied by the crew and food"
Cons: "The delay of the flight. Not sure on the reason"
Pros: "Makes all the difference to have Flight attendants and pilots all wonderful. Gratefully, ~Elana"
Cons: "They were very dishonest about everything. We need to be there in Australia on Monday morning for very important event but reached Australia Monday night 8PM. Virgin Australia contatcted out their flight from SJC to LAX through Delta and Delta cancelled flights becaue no-show of Pilot to operate the plan. What a Joke???? We asked them to put us through another carrier to LAX for connecting flight they refused.Very very BAD. It was a big miss for us.. never again Delta/Virgin Australia.............."
Pros: "Quick friendly service from crew and captain."
Cons: "First class seat was broken was reclined and super uncomfortable the whole flight the plane was super outdated and old."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by almost 2 hours and caused me to miss my connecting flight. Next available flight was a 6 hour layover that I was not expecting."
Pros: "The gentleman at the gate was super helpful and helped us check our bags at the gate."
Cons: "Zero leg room. Zero arm room. The entertainment system did not function. No food for such a long flight unless you pay more then the food is actually worth."
Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"
Pros: "I was a little concerned flying West Jet due to poor experiences in the past with Delta, but the flights were on time, staff friendly and accommodating and the plane very comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing negative to say!"
Pros: "Let on time and arrived 30 mins EARLY."
Cons: "Had to pay for meal despite length if flight."
Pros: "The flight was very quick."
Cons: "They didn't serve us water."
Pros: "Very on-time and fast, respectful crew."
Cons: "The airplane was old and with no entertainment."
Cons: "The crew didn't even have the decency to wait for passengers to deplane. They were long gone by the time we got off. I found this pretty terrible service. Oh yeah and they announced the wrong arrival gate too. I'll never fly Delta again. There are better airlines that treat customers with more respect."
Pros: "Movie selection"
Cons: "They want us there at 4:20 for a 6:20am flight but Clear doesn't open until 5. I was through checkin by 4:23. Why bother if one can't get to the breakfast facilities for another half hour plus? Then Peet's had no pastries."
Cons: "Even with "Comfort +" the seats are horrible."
Cons: "The flight was over 20 minutes early"
Cons: "Sold us a flight with unassigned seats"
Pros: "Take off and landing was incredibly done. Almost unnoticeable that didn't make me nervous at all."
Cons: "Very rude flight attendant - unnecessary attitude"
Cons: "For the second time in one day, my seat would not recline!!! Very uncomfortable for an even longer flight than the first one!!"
Pros: "the embraer 175 is VERY comfortable, despite being a smaller jet."
Cons: "Just an FYI - the small overhead bin space on the Embraer 175 made it so that many passengers bags needed to be checked at the gate to baggage."
Cons: "Air conditioner was not working properly and we were delayed over 3 hours waiting on the plane at the gate and tarmac. Then they had to de-ice the plane which added more delay. Lost too much time that could have been spent in sunny, warm Hawaii."

Long wait for shuttle to get to terminal

Excellent service

The service on board was wonderful.

Flight attendants have been very rude!

Pros: "Good seat. Good movies."
Cons: "A better range of free food choices would be nice."
Cons: "In flight entertainment was broken"
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"
Pros: "The seat? Very uncomfortable"
Cons: "The seat for the longest flight could be more comfortable"
Pros: "I love the inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Half of the screens were down. No Gluten free options."
Cons: "Running out of bin space by Group 3 is just wrong."
Pros: "It didn’t happen"
Cons: "It didn’t happen"
Pros: "M"
Cons: "The crew, the whole experience,"
Pros: "Good entertainment"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3+ hours due to no qualified pilots available to fly to HNL"
Pros: "Easy check in and boarding"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 45 minutes while sitting on runway"
Pros: "All the service was good"
Cons: "I am handicapped and there was no attendance at the gate once I arrive in Honolulu, no wheelchair assist to help me to the baggage terminal."
Pros: "Comfortable flight and was able to get a couple hours of sleep in."
Pros: "Friendly crews"
Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "No power outlets."
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: "Had to Deplane 3 hour delay. No compensation no offerings no nothing."
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: "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: "Crew was nice and the staff at LAX was cool. Everything else was ok to good."
Cons: "My checked baggage got left behind at LAX. I got it the next day."
Pros: "Great vegetarian meal."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "The crew on American Airlines flight #109 from LAX to HNL was excellent!"
Pros: "There were charging ports for every seat."
Cons: "The flight crew kept going onto the intercom for no reason. Every ten minutes or so someone would get on just to hold the button and let go or say enjoy your flight. Also, there was no food and didn't ask for anyone to board before zone 1, including us service members"
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: "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."
Cons: "on a 7 hour flight over the pacific ocean and you dont provide a meal? you fly from egypt to germany, a 3 hour flight and you get a meal, so what's your excuse?"
Pros: "Smooth sailing. Staff pleasant and professional. Orderly flight"
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Missed a previous connecting flight due to delays, but staff was able to get me on a next flight out, two hours later."
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."
Cons: "The flight attendants were not very pleasant; almost pretentious. One had a passive aggressive attitude towards an older couple next to me with questions regarding the exit seats. The flight attendant was short and quick to snap. This was the couples first trip to hawaii and the attendant gave them a sour impression leaving the plane. I was disappointed."
Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "No internet on flight. No movies on flight. Plane was older. Seats were uncomfortable."
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