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July Best time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.

High season

April Most popular time to fly with an average 15% increase in price.

Average price of a round-trip

$404 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a round-trip

$175 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Illinois

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from San Jose to Illinois for the following prices or less: to Chicago $178 one-way - $184 round-trip
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June and July. The cheapest month to fly to Illinois is January.
  • Morning departure is around 18% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving San Jose to Illinois

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,170 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "2 hour delay on take off"

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"

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: "My bags were about 3 pounds heavier than allowed and she let me in with them. The crew is overall very nice and professional."

Pros: "Customer service and staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "My experience: Animal Abuse during boarding, cancellation of flights every single time I’ve booked flights, horrible mess with customer service, just don’t care about people..."

Pros: "All was good"

Pros: "Free movies was great."
Cons: "Missing luggage. Please help"

Pros: "How short the trip was"
Cons: "The plane doesn't have TV's"

Pros: "Great organization. I didn’t feel as though I was in a herd of cattle while boarding."

Pros: "Staff was nice - they did what they could"
Cons: "Six hour delay. Unreal."

Pros: "The option to have coffee."
Cons: "The lack of option to have a non-dairy creamer."

Pros: "Horrible. Airlane changed Gates at least 5 times. Delayed for hours. Waited more than 1 hour to get our bags at Chicago."
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Nice crew; good entertainment"
Cons: "Very cramped seating"

Pros: "All good with Alaska and Virgin America"

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: "spactiousness. atmosphere. free carry on. Convenient snacks. Much better than United."
Cons: "no complaints."

Pros: "It was really easy to get am alternative direct flight back from San Francisco to Minneapolis."

Pros: "Seat comfortable"
Cons: "Boarding Walking outside to get into the plane The flight attendant"

Pros: "Great flight crew! Got exit row seating (16C) and the drinks kept coming! Friendly and personable staff!"
Cons: "Boarding can be improved... no respect for seat numbers as you can general board apparently any time. Wifi cuts out (messenging) as you are near Cabo so get your messaging done! And only a biscuit :/ Download the GoGo app before you go for entertainment!"

Cons: "When I went to check in in San Jose, they told me I was double booked on the flight to Seattle. One booking was paid for but not connected with the Reykjavik flight and the other booking was not paid for and connected to the Reykjavik flight. I spent 30 minutes at the first class check in counter of alalska air and then another 20 minutes at the gate almost missing the flight."

Pros: "Appreciated the outlet at each seat to easily charge phone/ tablet. Often not enough time seated in airport to allow much charging. Pilot got us to destination almost 30 minutes early, so that was also nice."
Cons: "I absolutely hate having to pay for even the 1st checked bag. 1st bag should fly free; I have to remember to take Southwest whenever possible in the future to avoid that added cost! The baggage fee added $100 to our roundtrip cost, thus making it MORE expensive than my usual others."

Pros: "Fast abs friendly, knowledgeable staff."

Pros: "Fast service, very professional and great customer service! Overall, a very pleasant flying experience."
Cons: "n/a"

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: "Great service"

Pros: "I love traveling Alaska airlines. The staff is amazing, easy loading on plane etc. My only complaint is the minuscule seats. Seriously, why so tiny?"
Cons: "Teeny tiny seats."

Pros: "Wonderful seat and attendants."

Pros: "I have become a major fan of Alaska Airlines. Check In is so easy, the attendants are friendly, the food is worth purchasing (although a bit too spicy for me), the choices of flight times is impressive. I have flown with Alaska three times in the past year and every flight was booked solid. Must be lots of others who feel the same way I do."

Pros: "Pre-check, loaded and landed on time. Great pilot on the way home back to O'Hare. All flight attendants were super to work with...no hassles/problems."
Cons: "No pillows for 6.25 hour flight:("

Pros: "Very on time . New airplane . Easy ride"

Pros: "Flight was ok"
Cons: "Price of $600 RT via kayak search engine was 300% more than others paid who were on trip with me. I was mortified when I find this out"

Cons: "The plane was almost 1 hour late leaving San Jose, which made me miss my flight from SJ to Petersburg,ak.So I spent the nite there at the airport in Seattle,Wa"

Pros: "The crew was very helpful and friendly! The pilot kept us informed and was very friendly as well! The flight was early!"
Cons: "There wasn't really many good options on entertainment. The gogo inflight Internet options are over priced. The free options were very ecclectic in genre but weren't anything too interesting. Also, if they offer tablets at 8$ for a rental it should be free internet and entertainment with access to all of it. Other than that, good flight"

Pros: "Plane wasted full."
Cons: "Nothing everthing well done."

Pros: "Customer service, friendliness, comfort. Great staff on this flight in particular, although Alaska clearly hires for this as I always find staff to be helpful, courteous, and friendly."
Cons: "GoGo wireless might be interesting. I have no idea, because there is no way to download the Video app while you are on the plane. How many people know to do that ahead of time?"

Pros: "short flight... only 45 minutes. Small plane but comfortable"

Cons: "It would have been nice if the email for checking in explained exactly what it meant and whether or not online check in was mandatory. As someone new to flying, it was a bit confusing."

Pros: "Overall good flight"

Pros: "This one was late due to maintenance issues, but they beat the new take off time by 30 minutes and I had plenty of time for my connector"
Cons: "Being tall it is a little uncomfortable with head room in the restroom"

Pros: "The crew was simpatic and servicing"
Cons: "The in-flight systems did not work even in the USA. Too limited offert of free entertainment when it worked"

Pros: "Great flight attendants! I traveled with a 1yr old and a 5 yr old both boys and our flight was 5 hrs. My son had to use the bathroom quite a few times and my 1 yr old was asleep the attendants helped my son walk to the bath and walked him back to his seat! I'm thankful they could help because moving through the seats just seemed impossible with my sleeping toddler!"

Pros: "clean plane - timely - good crew - flight rough but pilot was communicative about it. Arrived on time. could not have been better"

Pros: "The great wheel chair services they provided for me both ways made easy and relax for me to travel without any stress. Thank you all for the wonderful services!"

Pros: "I had a wonderful time on board. The crew made feel happy."

Pros: "Alaska was so incredibly helpful and patient! We flew out on December 23, with all of the other holiday travelers. Even though it was busy, the people working the check in were great and were able to move the line quickly. They even helped us to get free bags because we are military. Flight attendants were friendly as well! Will definitely be flying Alaksa again!"

Pros: "Flight attendants were helpful and funny, and offered assistance with my toddler"

Pros: "Genial and competent staff made the flight more enjoyable. Free tv shows (c rated discover episodes) and a power outlet definitely helped also."
Cons: "As a 6'4 male, I always go for Exit Row or row 6 seating. These definitely have plenty of leg room, but no matter which seat I take I always feel crowded in width (elbow room)."

Cons: "Not delayed"

Pros: "Airplane accelerated from stand-by directly to runway without preparation stop. Awesome!"

Pros: "The crew and the comfort plus seat"

Cons: "Announcements were too loud in earphones (could damage ear drums) and entertainment was turned off while waiting 30 min for the gate to open."

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."

Cons: "Taxied at ORD for 45 minutes waiting for a gate to vacate."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours. Even though I had carry on, they checked it and this made me waste my time at baggage claim rather than gate checking. Flight attendants were miserable. Power supply didn’t work at seats."

Pros: "On time, good flight"
Cons: "No power on outlets at waiting room airport, charge 2 dollars for earplugs"

Pros: "Staff’s attention and patience with customers was great. They knew many were frustrated with the delay but they met our needs with a smile"
Cons: "Weather delay was a real bummer but I liked the app wanted to help reconnect people with other flights. The app should also tell us the reason for the delay, if allowable, especially if it weather. I almost hoed on another flight through Minneapolis but would have been stuck in Minneapolis cause I didn’t know the delay was due to weather an hour later."

Pros: "Flight management and service is better relatively"
Cons: "Gate agents are useless"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Ease of flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "I liked the boarding process."
Cons: "Bigger seats are more helpful."

Cons: "Delay over one hour."

Pros: "Accident on way to airport, so I showed up to check bags 45 minutes before flight time. They said they couldn't get the bag to the plane..in 45 minutes? So, they put on the next flight... 6 hours later. Said I could fly without the bag... uh, no thanks. They would not look for alternatives without charging me more. Flight attendants were crabby, otherwise everything was fine. I flew British Airways a few months ago. Night and day. Seriously. Delta does not even approach having good service. There was no comparison to British Air--- Delta is not in the same league."

Pros: "Airline stewards were very friendly and pleasant."
Cons: "We booked with Delta, but were put on Air France. Even though we had our boarding passes in hand we had to wait in long, slow line for baggage tags because they would not print from kiosk. There was minimal Air France staff on duty serving thousands of passengers during busy season (July). While the lines grew larger, the staff was reduced from 4 to 2. Another long, slow line for customs, another long slow line for security=Charles De Gaulle airport was awful. We arrived at the airport 4 hours before our departure time and got to our boarding gate with no time to spare."

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: "Courtesy seating"

Cons: "Very uncomfortable, seats did not recline and seats way too close together."

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."

Pros: "Everything was just as I have come to expect -- efficient, polite, and courteous crewe"

Pros: "Entertainment options weren't bad. Most of the crew was polite other than one flight attendant who seemed ambivalent and unhappy to be there."
Cons: "Three hour+ flight and just one tiny bag of pretzels? And no lemon or lime wedges on the beverage cart? Plus, I have to pay extra for one checked bag. I will only fly Delta if I have to in the future. Subpar airline."

Cons: "At least 10, including my entertainment systems didn't work as soon as we took off. A 4 1/2 hour flight cross country with no entertainment, very disappointing. The crew was very unorganized, they couldn't even figure out how to give drinks and snacks in an efficient manner with initially skipping several rows without asking about either. Seat headrests were not adjustable up and down."

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"

Pros: "What I liked: Sky Priority privilege came with separate luggage check-in queues and early boarding"
Cons: "What I disliked: Seats were too small No beverages or snacks offered No USB or power outlets available Three different groups board before Delta Comfort (e.g. those needing more time, travelers with children, first/business class) Didn't see the value compared to a less expensive main cabin ticket"

Pros: "New and improved food options!"
Cons: "Boarding took more time than usual. They were able to accommodate less carry on baggage."

Pros: "I was notified about the delay via text before I left for the airport, which was nice. I would not have checked my email."
Cons: "Delayed for over 2 hours. I have never flown Delta before this flight and it wasn't a great representation. The flight attendants were nice but I was in a seat near the engine and it was making really weird noises. I fly almost every two weeks, so I'm used to engine noises but this was one of the loudest/most rickety sounding flights I have ever been on.. and I have flown Spirit a few times. It just didn't feel safe. Landing scared me a little too as I have landed in O'Hare countless times and have never flown so low to the highway upon entry. It felt like we were only a couple hundred feet above the cars."

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."

Pros: "Great short trip with an attentive crew."
Cons: "Seats were a bit uncofortable and small compared to previous flights."

Cons: "Unnecessary flight cancellation. I had friends taking the same flight at the same time at the same airport from different airlines and they came through for their customers. I received no consolation it assistance with overnight accommodations."

Cons: "horrible boarding management in SJC."

Pros: "the flight on Delta and Virgin Atlantic was nothing other than brilliant!"
Cons: "everything - service - facilities - food - amenities - an overall wonderful experience!"

Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."

Cons: "The flight attendant looked like she was mad throughout the whole flight"

Pros: "We were delayed due to weather and Delta brought a cart of snacks and drinks over to the gate for us."

Pros: "Pleasant flight overall. All else normal."
Cons: "Nothing negative stands out"

Pros: "Each leg of my flight from San Jose to Anchorage was met with helpful staff and courtesy beyond the price of my ticket."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "They didn't even pour me a full cup of orange juice."

Pros: "SJC is a very convenient airport. No lines whatsoever."
Cons: "My car seat was checked, but I never knew that I was supposed to claim it on oversize upon arrival. This caused me an involuntary delay."

Pros: "Everything went well"
Cons: "I was late from first flight"

Pros: "Disappointed not to get a better seat as a Dimond member I was assigned to last row in the plane!!!"

Pros: "First time flying DELTA and to New York City. Really liked flying into Marine Terminal for it's smallness and easiness to collect luggage and catch a taxi."

Pros: "great crew!"

Cons: "Delayed without explanation. Otherwise fine"

Cons: "There was some delay in a flight attendant making it to our flight which delayed it 35 minutes."

Pros: "Pleasant boarding. Delta gate at MSP is very comfortable."
Cons: "Usual cramped seats, $25 charge for luggage, cheap snacks."

Pros: "Great flight"

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

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: "Great entertanment system and nice complimentary drinks including liqour."
Cons: "Seats a little cramped in coach"

Pros: "Best landing I’ve experienced recently!"

Pros: "the Bowing 787 was wonderful"
Cons: "flight had been delay and delay. we are very disappoint because we always think we are fly with British airway, we even went to check in counter of British airway but find out America airline are the solo airline.you guys can't advertized like that."

Pros: "The flight was great. Lots of movies to choose from. Food was pretty good too."
Cons: "They moved our flight around multiple times. We first had a layover in Chicago then through multiple emails and one phone call they just flew us straight to London with no layover. It all worked out it was just stressful not knowing exactly when we were flying out and if we were going to make our connecting flights. It did work out and we did make it."

Pros: "I made it"
Cons: "I had to run for all its worth."

Pros: "Smootm and in early."
Cons: "Not knowing no gratis drinks were served."

Cons: "Flight delays and cancellations."

Pros: "I got there on time and they didn't lose my luggage."
Cons: "The planes are too cramped, costs are too high, staff just love pointing out a carry on isn't a carry on even though it's sold as one and fits in every other airline's definition of one. Boarding process is ridiculous."

Cons: "Legroom was a bit cramped for a tall person"

Cons: "Bought 2 tickets but seats weren’t together poor service"

Cons: "charged a surprise of $175 for my third bag although Kayak mentioned i should be charged $75 at the time of booking. AA says it is due to Jordanyan Airlines, why was I surprised by this extra charge?!"

Pros: "Should have booked AA instead of BA."
Cons: "AA couldn't find BA reservation. poor integration of services"

Pros: "Flight was on-time and crew was pleasant. This flight had movies available to watch!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Our bags were lost going to Rome for a wedding and our cloths were in the bags for the brides father and sister bridesmade. No updates and the have my phone number and email address. You would think it was 1968 or something! Unacceptable in this day and age of communication! The wedding is in 48 hours and can’t find our bags? All this was explained to the airline in Rome the baggage handlers etc. etc. still nothing. Absolutely amazing and disappointing!"

Pros: "Great service."

Pros: "Fast reliable two thumbs up!!!"

Pros: "One cabin crew went the extra mile for me...rescued a partial dental plate which I had inadvertently tossed in the trash."

Pros: "Good and entertainment"
Cons: "I have short legs so the long flight was uncomfortable. A stop of some sort would helpnif offered"

Pros: "The helpful steward"
Cons: "The bumpy ride"

Pros: "excellent flight. on time and no issues"

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Although an email was received 3 hours before departure that everything was on schedule, we were told when checking in our whole itinerary had been changed to leave the next day. We had not been contacted and we missed our daughter’s professional basketball game in France. This was the reason we bought the tickets from Kayak to begin with. The cancellations were happening with British Airlines and they were not working with American Airlines to help us out to get to the game on time."

Pros: "Staff and Entertainment"
Cons: "Back row, but someone has to sit there :)"

Pros: "fairly comfortable, crew was helpful"
Cons: "Having to use my phone for entertainment, with no place to plug it in"

Cons: "A passenger caused a delay in security, and as I'm rushing for the gate, the agent closed the door and told me I couldn't board. She then marked me as a no-show, while she was standing right next front of her. I had to spend the next 4 hrs on the phone, trying to get my tickets sorted out. Then, upon arriving at Heathrow,... No luggage. They told me it was still in Chicago. Upon finally receiving my bags, I find them full of sawdust and sand, and several items damaged. I will NEVER fly American Airlines again, and I will highly recommend to my friends and family to avoid them like them plague. Horrible service! Nothing but a run-around and not once did the agents apologise, even after admitting that my problems on this journey were due to a mistake made by one of their agents."

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

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"

Pros: "There was nothing too bad other than I wasn't able to check in online bc our first leg of the flight was operated by American Airlines. But there wasn't anything that really stood out that would make me want to fly them again other than it was the best price."

Pros: "The crew was very helpful at each stop even though they weren't responsible for the disasters."
Cons: "Initially we thought we were flying with British Airways. We then had to do some digging to realize it was all out of American Airlines. Then we couldn't get proper boarding passes and luggage tags until one of the crew members spent a significant amount of time untangling each leg of our trip so they were in the proper order. We got delayed by 4 hours in Chicago and missed our connection in Manchester. We had another 5 hour wait there. By the time we got to Dublin, our bags didn't also arrive. After almost 24 hours of travel, we arrived but without all of our stuff."

Pros: "Very friendly staff, on time, most of all very comfortable."
Cons: "The Oppurtunity that could improve is the boarding in plane to have passengers board in groups."

Pros: "They were absolutely fantastic on checking on me, food, service, flight in general. Would recommend to anyone!!!"

Pros: "Easy flight, friendly crew."
Cons: "Girl next to me being sick the whole time"

Pros: "I like the comfortable chairs and screen touch screen in the seat in front of me"

Pros: "JAL is customer oriented and it's always a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, though the return trip is also JAL, the cabin crew isn't."

Cons: "The flight was delayed for 2 hours and after seated in the AA plane for 2 hours, the flight was canceled because without pilot?! Changed to a UA plane but after seated in the UA plane 1 hour, the plane needed to be maintenanced. Had been changed to another UA plane. After three times into three planes, arrived Chicago at 3:30am without the checked baggage."

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

Pros: "our original flight was cancel due to snow, and we were placed at a hotel and food vouchers were given as well"
Cons: "no head set were passed out making video entertainment useless"

Pros: "Almost half empty cabin made this a very pleasant flight!"
Cons: "Food on AA was mediocre as usual. Edamame salad was nice and fresh for a change. Desserts are now prepackaged wrapping similar to candy bar..."

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: "Nothing"
Cons: "That it got cancelled"

Pros: "efficient, courteous staff"

Pros: "It's a good flight but the crew in Mexico City is really bad"
Cons: "Good flight experience, but the front desk in Mexico they are really mean. I request to talk with the manager to give me solutions but the manager was the worst. The manager show lack of experience and he was unable to give me solutions. He give me more problems than good news."

Pros: "Flight was fine"

Cons: "When I arrived at CMI no ticket was issued for my second leg, so I could not use the internal transit bus to at Terminal 5 at ORD ("for ticketed passengers only). I had to exit use the external train (which was delayed) and go through the very slow Terminal 5 security. Almost missed my ORD-LHR flight (arrived at the gate after the official closing time)"

Pros: "Everything was just fine. I liked having my own seat in my own row."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Stop pretending I can take a carry on. I'm boarding last, and guaranteed I'm going to have to check my carry-on."

Cons: "The seats are getting smaller and the leg space is nonexistent."

Pros: "on time, got the seat I wanted"
Cons: "steward was somewhat aggressive, but was responsive one on one. Focus on size of carry on baggage was anxiety producing."

Pros: "Plane was a lot cleaner than I’ve been accustomed to. Boarding was great."
Cons: "I want real food on 4 hour flights where there’s only 1 hour between connections. Starving from 4am pacific to 5pm eastern time is not good for my blood glucose levels. Salt and gluten laden over priced snacks are not good enough"

Cons: "Video stopped working, power plugs didn’t work"

Pros: "Flight attendants were awesome. Understanding and kind."
Cons: "Small seats"

Pros: "Food for purchase available is a good idea on long flights"
Cons: "People don't like surprises. Charging extra for seats, charging extra for luggage resulting in jammed overcrowded overhead bin space are not good ideas. United seats are smaller more cramped than your competitors making for an uncomfortable flight. Flight had no in flight entertainment or ability to charge mobile devices"

Pros: "Staff nice and seat was comfortable."
Cons: "The computers were down in SJC so everyone was waiting in line to check in and drop off luggage. It was a very long and slow process, but staff were friendly and professional even with difficult passengers. The thing that bugged me was they kept telling us not to worry and that the flight would be delayed so that we all could make it. I was the last one on the plane and I know there had to be at least 10 that didn't make it in time. I think the flight was only delayed by like 15min or so. I don't think they should tell people not to worry because the plane will wait for them, when it didn't wait for all. I get it that you want to also please those in the plane already and those waiting at destination so I'm not upset. Just giving feedback."

Cons: "Very late."

Cons: "Boarding by zones causes passengers to have to stand longer while waiting to board, inconveniences them by having passengers seated in window and middle seats often arrive after the passenger in the aisle seat, and slows down the entire process because passengers settling into the front part of the plane frequently board and stow luggage while those seated in the back queue up behind them. Compared to boarding by row, the entire process is now one lengthy mess."

Pros: "Our seats weren't changed on us, as it was going to Florida"

Pros: "Boarding was orderly, crew was reasonably nice."
Cons: "Comfort, food and entertainment (extra $$) is very mediocre."

Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "How they wouldn't even hand out a cup of water to anyone....."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Polaris class - the configuration felt like a military transport. The business class configuration was like a pig sty.... bad bad. Seats facing backward..... but the look was like a crowded economy with flat beds. Looked like a college dorm. I've sworn never to fly United ever. I'll pay $2000 extra to avoid legs where they are flying. Food - flushable. Don't offer vegetarian food if you can't prepare it. I'll carry some Taco Bell. Horrendous. Service excellent, courteous people and prompt attention."

Cons: "The flight got delayed and we were told it was "basically cancelled" so we got on a different flight out for the morning but were told we couldn't get a hotel voucher because we volunteered to get off the flight. Very disappointed, will never fly united again. The flight ended up getting cancelled 5 minutes after we "volunteered" to get a different flight too. Luckily we were able to get onto a different airline who helped us out. United dropped the ball big time."

Cons: "There was a delay with the flight. I wish there had been earlier communication about what was going on, i.e. Why it was delayed, how long will the delay be."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Plane didn't leave until 2.5 hours after expected departure time and we never got an actual reason why. This also made me miss my connecting flight so I had to spend an additional 6 hours in the airport waiting."

Cons: "My flight out of traverse city was cancelled but I rebooked on a different airlines through united to be able to get to my destination in time for an event that day. It was a long process but I made it and really appreciated all the work the agent on the phone did for me. When I arrived at the airport they had my resvervation but no ticket... luckily we worked it out"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "That a bunch of travelers including myself missed our connecting flight in Chicago after united chamged our arrival gate but didn't have any crew to man the jet way. We sat for 20 mins right in front of our gate. From 1 pm to 10 on my flight to Asheville from Chicago was delayed many many times waiting for our airplane to arrive. Upsetting that we missed our connection due to United's poor planning, they didn't hold our connecting flight for us but we had to wait all night for other flights."

Pros: "Nothing about 9 HOURS in an Airport is great! I walked from where I landed coming from Calgary, to terminal 2 Gate F 17 because that was where the flight to Lexington was to leave from. Then I got notice it was leaving from terminal 1 Gate B 24 so (I'm sure I walked a mile there) to get there. Waited for a number of hours checked my phone and found the departure was back again at terminal 1 Gate F 17!?!?! So I walked another mile back to where I started. At no point was I offered a drink or meal voucher for the 9 hour delay/inconvenience in my flight to Lexington ky. Suffice to say that I will NEVER go on any flight if I have to go back through this airport. I also have horrible knees, which all the walking did not help."
Cons: "I would like to say that as a person with a disability, there is not any support for help getting around. They have plenty of for lack of a better term "golf carts"; but no one utilizing them. Not that I am a world traveler; but this airport could take more than a page from Calgary international in terms of support to those with disabilities. I will NEVER and I do mean NEVER go through something like this again. I expected to be home in Lexington at 5:00pm and did NOT arrive until midnight.??!! This is in my opinion quite unacceptable! What a way to spend a hard earned vacation day! Thanks Luanne Steele"

Pros: "The long haul from Latvia to Oregon is usually a pain but the SAS employees worked to make it as positive as possible. Everything was great from the seats and accommodation to the food and staff."

Cons: "Our plane was United, so I don't think this reflects on Lufthansa, but rather United. The plane entertainment was extremely outdated and there was not enough room in the overhead containers for everyone's carry-ons. This problem made boarding a very long and aggrevating process."

Pros: "we had to wait a long time before boarding, and no informaton, as to why."
Cons: "Just waiting and no information as to why. At the same time the flight to Stockholm, was delaid, aml all this information came over "our" speaker, even when they started boarding , quite confusing."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Our plane departed on time, 6:05 AM. About 6:40 A E turned back towards Boston. There was a problem with the wing. It got repaired. We deplaned. And waited. And waited. Then we needed fuel to be removed. And we waited. And waited. Then we got back on board, got to the runway, and the RIGHT ENGINE didn't start. So they tried to repair it, couldn't (didn't want to fly on that old, broken plane anyway at this point), and we had our flight canceled. All told, I spent 10+ hours at Logan Airport. It was an absolute disaster."

Pros: "Boarding was much more organized with lines marked for each boarding group. The crew was super friendly. Also, I received a whole can of cran-apple juice, which was much nicer than just a small cup. The tv options were also fairly priced for the options available."

Pros: "Great customer service.. Comfortable flight and smooth landing!"
Cons: "Paying for one check in bag..."

Pros: "Even though i wasn't able to choose my own seat I was given a fairly good seat near the front of economy"
Cons: "The entertainment system was lacking compared to the system on the Lufthansa flight from Riyadh. The touch screen wasn't easy to manipulate and the choice of movies wasn't the same. I know it was united coming to Chicago but the actual Lufthansa airline flight exceeded expectations over united by far!"

Pros: "I liked it that you got a little snack even though it was just a short flight! The boarding was very fast!"
Cons: "There was not very much space for the legs! The seats were very close!"

Pros: "I know it's some sort of miracle. But there was only 40 people on an airbus. We all had about 3 seats each and we made full beds for ourselves."

Cons: "Boarded and left late for many to miss connections. No real help to get to new connection both on plane and off."

Pros: "A everything was fine other than..."

Pros: "I did not like anything. Please people don't book through kayak. Scam website"
Cons: "Flight delayed. Stayed at airport for more than 2 hours. Baggage lost."

Cons: "It took almost 15 minutes to get my bag back that I had to gate check. We were not allowed to carry on."

Cons: "The plane never cooled to below 80 degrees"

Cons: "The seats didn't bend back to be comfortable. Only 1 inch!!! The back was restless"

Pros: "Nice flight and on time."

Pros: "Friendly crew, easy boarding"
Cons: "Small uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "Your Crew!!!! From the lady who checked me in to the last flight attendant saying thank you for flying with us... you should really be proud of your staff!"

Cons: "Obnoxious crew, repeating the same instructions over and over. No food, no entertainment. Short flight though."

Pros: "Flights took off and landed on time."
Cons: "Flight home was moved an hour early when I checked in. Gate attendant offered me a $500 voucher for taking the next flight...and then ended up putting me on the early flight anyway and gate checking my luggage. I really wish I got both the voucher AND to hold onto my carry-on. And then, leg room on that flight was so bad. I am only 6ft tall and was squished in like a sardine."

Cons: "There was no air circulating on the plane the entire flight. The plane was over 90 degrees when we got on. Everyone on the flight asked for the air to be on and we were told it was. No air was coming out of the vents. Horrible flight."

Pros: "Excellent service."

Pros: "No delays."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "The crew were professional"
Cons: "The worst thing is that they schedule a CRJ-70 on this flight. This would be tolerable if the obvious alternative was a turboprop, as if Montreal were a small town, like Flin Flon. But it is not; it is a large and important city, and it stinks that the demand is so low that airlines must use small aircraft on these routes. Is it because Canadian taxes are so high on airlines that fares in turn must be high and not stimulate demand? I can't think of any other reason connecting cities this size would be on crappy little aircraft rather than on at least an A320/737 family aircraft. The problem is that there is not enough room in the overhead bins to fit rollaboards, even small ones like mine. So they have to "gate check" the bag, which does not always reappear at the gate at the destination. Less bad than the choice of aircraft was the fact that after we pushed back, they couldn't get an engine started, so they cancelled the flight and reaccommodated us on a later flight."

Pros: "Economy Plus is OK and crew is fine."
Cons: "Food is absolutely atrocious on US airlines."

Pros: "Everything was great and the trip was on time perfect"

Cons: "I would like to see free movies added to the flight like American Airlines have."

Pros: "on time arrival"
Cons: "power outlets were present but not functional. A real pity as I counted on it for my long trip to keep my portable devices. Lounge in Chicago does not have many outlets either and the next plane to Brussels either. This prevented me to keep my devices up along my trip preventing to work or watch movie as I wanted."

Pros: "Checking in at ticket counter was easy, service was accomdating for mom w disability. Love the option abt free ck bag for carryon. Very happy with change of flight option when original lay over was canceled. Love the text message update"

Cons: "Flight attendant "China" - needs to be doing something else - she was not interested in her job."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Customer service."

Pros: "Delayed"
Cons: "On time"

Pros: "Caring and through personnel in the face of a virus."
Cons: "WATER"

Pros: "Todo esta bien"

Pros: "On-time flight"
Cons: "- Worst seats ever. I felt that I was sitting on stones. Limites recline, limited legs space.No entertainment, no water. Worst boarding system EVER!!! ,No flight again, Do not fly this airline!!"

Cons: "Free snacks and beverages"

Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Very little leg room"

Pros: "Crew were really friendly and willing to help"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Everything. Especially fun was the thousands of mosquitoes INSIDE THE PLANE!!! Off to buy some calamine lotion."

Cons: "El equipaje"

Cons: "El equipaje tardó mucho en salir"

Pros: "The flight was delayed 2 hours"
Cons: "My suitcase was damage when I pick it up"

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "I didn’t even get a chance to take the flight. I realized my flight was for 12am the day I was supposed to leave within 2 hours of departure. I asked if I could get another flight was told no! I couldn’t even get a credit since I didn’t call within 3 hours of departure. I would not recommend!!!"

Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "This fly was pretty good!"

Cons: "I arrived at the airport on time, I had Mobil check in, went to boarding, waited for my turn. after an hour, my docs were check. then I found out that I had lost my coding form. I was directed to immigration to get a replacing form. On my way back, the tripulation didn't let me inn. I was 15 min. b"

Cons: "Arrived at the gate at 12:05pm as we were in a different gate due to the airport screens being incorrect. The rule for boarding is that the flight closes 15 minutes before departure, which would have been 12:10. Omar Rivera, argued with us for minutes and did not let us board. Horrible service"

Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "Flight was delayed."

Cons: "This schedule is not for me , is too late and is not even direct , I almost miss my connection to Mexico City ."

Cons: "arrival"

Pros: "Nothing Volaris made us miss our flight and they charged us to be on the next flight tomorrow."
Cons: "Everything could be better."

Pros: "Right on time. No frills. What you want in a 70 dollar flight"
Cons: "All good."

Cons: "Light free snack"

Pros: "Changed seat easily."
Cons: "Flight was late, little organization at gate, seats so small you hit the seat in front of you so never comfortable, no complimentary food and drink, extremely loud airplane noises throughout flight."

Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Asientos más blandos"

Cons: "the cushion of seat 5E was very uncomfortable,"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Recuperaron el tiempo perdido en el vuelo"
Cons: "Perdimos tiempo para ser trasladados a terminal remota"

Cons: "gates changed multiple times, got different information from different people. had to shuttle to the plane. over an hour delayed but no notifications of delay were ever updated"

Pros: "crew was friendly"
Cons: "no entertainment choices offered - RADIO OR VIDEO."

Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "They force to choose seats (with extra charge), they charge for kids, for stroller, for baby package, for check-in in gate, for carry-on, for lougage, don't breathe too much air they might charge you extra."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Servicio"

Pros: "Internet was a great experience. Comfortable and efficient."
Cons: "Volaris was the worst airline I have ever used. Rude, check in, no legroom, a charge for water? ??????? Horrible"

Cons: "They don't follow procedures for all, if your white and speak English then you won't ask for nationality, if you are brown and speak the native toung you will be asked if you are a citizen to that country or if your flying with a visa mean while they have the passport in their hands. return flight was canceled with not much notice"

Pros: "Service was great but asking for water should not be a paying matter. They want to charge you for everything."

Pros: "First time in my life that I've never been offered even a glass of water on a flight. I know this is a budget friendly airline, but on a 3 hour flight from Los Angeles to Guadalajara I would have appreciated a small cup of water."

Cons: "The thing that I don't like is that you guys don't offer good food just snacks, and seriously that is no enough for the prise that the costumers pay for. This is just a comment, I hope you guys do something about it."

Pros: "Efficient boarding, on time departure and arrival"
Cons: "My knees were up against the seat in front and we're crushed when they reclined. I was able to fit in be putting my legs in the next seats area (fortunately occupied by a small boy)"

Pros: "Travel time"
Cons: "No real food only snacks"

Pros: "The worst experience since, besides they weight your luggage before check-in, they do it again right before you take the airplane. The cost for register a luggage os 45usd!!!!! Wtf..."
Cons: "The worst experience since, besides they weight your luggage before check-in, they do it again right before you take the airplane. The cost for register a luggage os 45usd!!!!! Wtf..."

Cons: "checking in process, Over one hour in line which. 2 people 1 regular bag $55 dollars. Pay for everything on the plane except water. Poor ventilation. Couldn;t even lay tray down without it sticking in my gut, I could go on. I fly quite a bit and this was probably the worst experience"

Pros: "That we eventually left..."
Cons: "delayed, customer service on the phone was not helpful , I was held back during oarding. Check in online was a long process and at the end it was pointless."

Pros: "Great experience and service."

Pros: "Attention"

Pros: "Ticket agents we're respectful"
Cons: "Never received email boarding pass. No kiosks. Charged for boarding pass even though they could see my reservation/confirmation# Website States checked bags15kgs/carry on 7kgs. At check-in stated only 10 klgs total so we had to pay again due to overage. Only water free on flight. I fly every week for work."

Pros: "Punctuality, friendly flight crew"
Cons: "Boarding was an unorganized free-for-all"

Pros: "La posibilidad de viajar a Chicag sin escalas"
Cons: "La línea Volaris o por lo menos el avión en el que viajamos es muy viejo. Y el mantenimiento deficiente."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Bad service"

Pros: "Their great manners and service."

Pros: "Nonstop San Francisco to Guadalajara"
Cons: "Negative legroom, some rows were full others empty, cabin crew couldn't care less about passengers, never even offered me a beverage or food (even though I would have refused due to excessive fees for everything!), most announcements were in Spanish even though the flight originated in San Francisco. The worst part was the seating being so tight I could not put my knees in front of me and I had to endure the entire flight in pain. I would never have been able to get out in an emergency because my legs were twisted like pretzels and they were in cramps with circulation cut off. Why is there no law against passenger abuse like this? Why should I pay extra just to be comfortable for a few hours? I'm 6'4" and not that giant but these seats were sized for children. Cabin crew never tried to reseat me in one of the numerous empty rows yet they allowed others to sleep across the empty rows. They saw how unsettled I was yet ignored me. Why don't they distribute passengers evenly instead of filling some rows and leaving some empty? They charged me $50 to carry on my bag saying "We're not allowed to have carry on bags." Unless I paid $50 and then carry on bags are fine. Checked bags were $30 but with expensive electronics in my bag I was not going to risk it to the baggage handling crew with their knack for destroying bags every day. I will never fly Volaris again, no matter how inexpensive they are."

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