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SBA — South America
Jul 30 — Aug 61
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1 adult
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7.9
AviancaOverall score based on 13673 reviews
8.0Boarding
8.0Comfort
8.2Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.4Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "Plane was empty"
Cons: "Avianca lies that my full size carryon baggage won’t fit to try and change me more money. It fit in with ease like it always does. The gauges they use are vastly undersized and they know that as I had to argue with the boarding lady and the other employees quietly agreed with me."
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Pros: "Plane was empty"
Cons: "Avianca lies that my full size carryon baggage won’t fit to try and change me more money. It fit in with ease like it always does. The gauges they use are vastly undersized and they know that as I had to argue with the boarding lady and the other employees quietly agreed with me."
Pros: "Good"
Cons: "All ok"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Even though there were flight/seats available, Avianca did not make them availability to flight changes and only for new reservations. Extremely disappointed at you fraudulent business practices."
Cons: "Boarding very confusing. Meal consisted of a cheese sandwich, and that's it (I was flying business class). Seat was barely functional, cranky and unconfortable. This was my first and LAST flight with Avianca."
Cons: "Business clase Is no worthy"
Pros: "Very good crew and service"
Cons: "Terrible food - no choices Terrible wines - no choices"
Pros: "The crew was awful, food horrible"
Cons: "Crew and food"
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Cons: "More available for information and resolve situation to passenger lost her connections"
Pros: "The crew, and the service was great!"
Cons: "Our seats were in front of an exit aisle so we were not able to recline the seats. The people in front of us were able to, so we were very cramped! Had barely any room and had to sit upright the entire flight."
Pros: "Seats comfort"
Cons: "Crew attention. Food. Airport assistance. Boarding times. Take off on time"
Pros: "Crew was amazing and the plane was big and comfortable."
Cons: "Avianca one of the best airline"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable but I bring pillows, crew was nice"
Cons: "Was very warm"
Cons: "Plane departed late. And leaving out of Barranquillla we were boarded to stay at the plane for over 50 mins. By the tune we were going onboard, crew knew we had to wait in the plane."
Pros: "Flight was good as well as service at the airplane, DC to Bogota"
Cons: "Everything ok"
Pros: "the flight was rather short once we actually got in the air."
Cons: "There was a half an hour delay from initial departure time. No explanation was given to the passengers."
Pros: "The aircraft."
Cons: "The Food was Horrible."
Pros: "I did not like anything about the flight"
Cons: "The service was the worst and they did not let us know that we were going to be late i had to run to my gate cuz I was worried i when back to be in inmigrantion and it took long and the gate."
Pros: "On time and efficient. Was a good flight, with comfortable seating"
Cons: "No vegan/vegetarian food options"
Pros: "I liked the flight itself, that was fine."
Cons: "Terrible service. Had to book the same flight twice as I had made a mistake with dates and couldn't swap out or get refunded. Was then told my surfboard would cost a further $40 from an agent, however when I arrived to check in they told me it was $100USD. Really bad service."
Pros: "That the flight was on time"
Cons: "The food, and they told me I should pick up my baggage at Guayaquil but I had to pick it up in Quito"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Plane was switched. Seats given away. Were placed on other flights arriving to our destination 7 hours after we were suppose to. Horrible experience. We didn’t travel through city we were suppose to. Worse flying experience in years. Our seats had been confirmed upon booking which apparently means nothing."
Pros: "Great plane. Good entertainment. Punctuality was remarkable."
Cons: "Boarding process and check in at Bq is mediocre at best. Yes, airport presents major challenges due to the reconstruction, but major challenge requires extra organization and planning."
Cons: "A rating of one start is too much for this airline. Avianca caused me to miss my flight in LAX, refused to help me reach my ultimate destination for which I paid them hundreds of dollars to do, nor did they offer to credit my losses for which they were responsible. Customer Service was as useless as the individuals in person that I dealt with. I never made it to my destination because I was forced to return home to San Francisco, unable to see my wife-to-be in Brasil. I will never fly with this airline again."
Pros: "I liked the food service on this very short trip, including a very heavily poured rum and coke!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed about an hour."
Cons: "I was not notified that departure time was changed, it was put ahead one hour and almost lost the flight."
Pros: "It was a fast flight. Overall good."
Cons: "The lines to check in the luggage in Barranquilla Colombia took long although there was not that many people. Overall not that much time, the boarding process in Boston was fast an friendly ."
Pros: "The staff in the Cali airport were helpful in getting a new ticket for me when I couldn't make my connecting flight after the initial delay."
Cons: "My first flight was delayed minutes before boarding in Cali, Colombia and I wasn't going to make my connecting flight in Bogota so I had to be given a new flight."
Pros: "The flight was on time and comfortable"
Cons: "Waiting for immigration purposes, due to crowed area"
Pros: "Reasonable choice of entertainment. Clean."
Cons: "Food poor. Not enough drink. Hold up in tunnel for boarding - long hold up for children and passengers over 60."
Cons: "Seats were pretty uncomfortable on both flights for such a duration... The layover/transfer in Bogota was chaotic, and rushed. My luggage did not make it to the final destination, so I am here with none of my belongings :("
Pros: "The crew and ither travelers were good"
Cons: "For a 10 hour flight it felt like there was no room for your legs and I am quite short"
Cons: "When you are selling a fly with connections, there must be at least 2 hours bewteen flyes, I was running like crazy to not lose my fly."
Pros: "The airline staff was very courteous, tv and a good variety of choices to watch for FREE, something that other airlines does not provide."
Pros: "- boarding the plane was efficient and well organised - airline staff were friendly - when my flight was canceled I was sent to a hotel and didn't have to wait around in the airport - comfortable with plenty of room, pillows and blankets"
Cons: "- My first of two flights was canceled which was poorly communicated after waiting in a queue for two hours. I am still even now unsure as to why the flight was canceled as no one bothered to inform us as to what the reason was. - On my new connecting flight from San Salvador to Bogotá there was only two meal options (both meat) which I do not eat and was told to just take the meat out of the meal as there was no other options. Would have been helpful to have known before the flight so I could have bought my own food to take on the plane. - The charging points on the back of the seat were inactive"
Pros: "After decades of near weekly air travel, I had no expectation of being wowed by an airline. Until Avianca. What a refreshing experience! The seats were comfortable and clean; and their complimentary in-flight entertainment was first-rate. All that for a surprisingly reasonable fare."
Pros: "The check in staff moved us to an earlier flight from Cartegna to Bigots so we wouldn't have to rush to make our Bogita to New York flight. Very nice of them & much appreciated. We flew Avianca 8 times over the past 11 days thru Peru & Colombia & had great experiences all the way around."
Pros: "Entertainment was ok"
Cons: "The flight attendants had bad attitudes, were unhelpful and the food was non-edible. The bathroom fixtures were broken and the crew did not replenish the toilet paper."
Pros: "Very efficient. On time. Competent."
Pros: "Nice planes"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Fast boarding, left on time"
Cons: "Hard seats, not enough cushion, flavorless food."
Pros: "The airplane was comfortable. The food not so good."
Cons: "Bogota's airport is horrible, doesn't have enough signs to let you know which gate is your flight. The staff is rude and unfriendly."
Cons: "As I arrived to check in I was notified that I would not be able to fly to San Jose from Colombia because I did not have the yellow fever shot which Costa Rica requires from flights coming from Colombia. Even though I am an American citizen.And when you receive the shot you must stay in Colombia for 10 days before you can leave the country.i don't understand why one is allowed to purchase a ticket from Colombia to Costa Rica without proof of the required vaccination.I didn't even receive a simple notification to receive the vaccination before my trip.Now I am still in Colombia.Already down an extra unexpected $500 and will miss work back in the states for not being able to return home on time.An airbnb reservation will be lost in Costa Rica which was prepaid for 5days.Worst of all I'm stuck in Colombia spending unexpected money to survive and will not be able to visit my PAID trip to Costa Rica.So unfair and a hole I will have to dig myself out of when and if Im able to make it back home"
Pros: "new aircraft"
Cons: "very fast crew service"
Cons: "They overbooked the flight from Santiago to Bogota so I had to travel for 15 more hours."
Cons: "My flight to Bogota was pushed back from 10pm to 1:30am. This came after several problems (e.g. lost our luggage and cancelled our first flight to cartegena without sending a notification e-mail). We asked to be put on an earlier flight or at least upgraded to be more comfortable and they first lied that there was no more seats. Once we found out there were more seats that they could upgrade us to it became clear they had no customer services and didn't care about the huge inconvenience they had created (I had to miss work the next morning). We also tried talking on the phone once we found out the flight was pushed back and the phone assistance people are unhelpful. In addition, to get a refund they will not help you submit a claim, instead they make it as inconvenient as possible - probably because they mess up so much that they have to make it as hard as possible for people to get money back."

When the tickets were purchased, I paid the higher rate to include baggage. It didn't appear anywhere and I had to pay agan for my suitcases at the airport both ways. I feel robbed.

The best flight ever thank you cops airline

Great service

Pros: "Crew, schedule"
Cons: "Small seats, terrible food, bad entertainment"
Cons: "The turbulence was really bad ! I couldn’t sleep at all !"
Pros: "Yes. Was excellent."
Pros: "Comfortable chair"
Cons: "They didn’t finish the in flight service supposedly due to turbulence but the plane was actually fine"
Pros: "Buen servicio y llego a su hora programada"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Arrived at gate and bridge was not installed at new gate in new part of airport. It took 45 min to find a portable gate so we could leave the plane."
Pros: "I paid extra for a seat in the exit row. It had a lot of legroom and was comfortable. The flight was smooth. It left on time and arrived on time."
Cons: "The food was mediocre."
Pros: "Crew was nice , Food wasn’t bad"
Cons: "The check in process in Costa Rica was very bad. I wasn’t allowed to check in online, so then I get to the airport and there are seven windows open, six windows for people that are already checked in, and just one window for people that weren’t able to check in. very long wait for no reason"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "There were no vegetarian lunch options."
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Thank you"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Food options ran out twice and it tasted terrible. Seats were very uncomfortable"
Pros: "The crew was nice. However, it took a long time to get a second drink in such long flight. And they didn't offer coffee or hot tea. In addition, it took a long time for the passengers to get situated in their respecting sits."
Cons: "To be more organized at the boarding time, and a more promptly and fast service."
Pros: "Was a.fast and.good trip....good!!"
Cons: "I had to call their reservation center three times in order to receive an electronic ticket. The last call at the checkin counter. I finally receive it 1 hr before ETD."
Pros: "Punctuality"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Para poder abordar .........muchas Gracias"
Pros: "Drinks & food was ok"
Cons: "Delays and changes in flights"
Pros: "They were so nice and kind. They were helpful and upgraded us. Love the free alcohol option. Loved the veggie food options. Would recommend them to anyone and would seek out flying with them again."
Cons: "It was hard to hear the in flight movie through the headphones but not a big deal. Still had fun."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No TV on plane"
Pros: "Always on time"
Cons: "No TV nor magazine"
Cons: "Service was not helpful."
Pros: "Fast boarding Exact timing"
Cons: "No entertainment at all Mini sándwich as snack"
Pros: "This is a full service airline that serves complimentary food and movies for a similar cost as low-end airlines like Spirit or Frontier. I was traveling from Punta Cana DR to Denver but had connects in Panama City & Miami. Because 3 flights is a long day of traveling I chose the emergency isle for my flight from Panama-Miami so i could stretch out with the extra leg room. Because I didn't speak fluent Spanish though, the crew had to move my seat. They upgraded me to 1st class! Amazing airline! Incredible crew! Shame most airlines in the US with their FU attitude don't operate this way."
Pros: "Everything was ok. Excellent copa´s Service and puntula departure and arrival"
Pros: "The service aboard the plane was great"
Cons: "It was a little nightmare with the double screening, this is hard when you are traveling with kids."
Pros: "Sorry, I never heard of Wingo. I flew on Copa."
Pros: "The crew was helpful and always smiling"
Cons: "The plabe was dirty and the food was terrible"
Pros: "all the service"
Cons: "After reporting that things were stolen...Copa deny my claimed."
Pros: "Food was pretty good, drinks (beer/wine, soft drinks) were free (hate being nickel and dimed) and staff were sufficiently bilingual (and didn't have an attitude if you weren't speaking Copa's language, Spanish)."
Cons: "No WiFi on either of my flights, centralized movie (i.e. screen above the seats) without an in-seat selection."
Pros: "As usual, nothing good to tell"
Cons: "A business class that is worse than others economy plus, small planes, no entertainment,"
Pros: "Super nice crew! Gave us food even though it was a 50 min flight."
Pros: "We boarded quickly and the flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "They kept the lights on and they lost my luggage on a direct flight."
Pros: "On-time departure and arrival Friendly and courteous staff"
Cons: "Old Plane No USB charging connectors"
Pros: "The flight departed on time, easy connections in PTY hub, crew was very friendly."
Pros: "Crew, food"
Cons: "The flight touched down on tarmac then retook off."
Pros: "Plenty of legroom and the boarding process was very smooth"
Pros: "Ground Staff was great!"
Cons: "The plane was awful. It was dirty and it smelled like VOMIT. Really unhappy with my experience. It already smelled awful and the entire ride we had to smell it. It was from a previous flight."
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "El abordaje"
Pros: "Lisa Gilliard attended to us in business class. She was efficient, professional and top notch. Service was excellent under her leadership."
Pros: "The attention at the cointer ii was good."
Cons: "It needs to be more careful in checking the laggers when there are 2 passengers. My laggers were registed with my friend name and hers with my name. And my lagged was pick to be check but it has my friend's mane. So she went down for the chequing no problem,but be careful in the future"
Pros: "Inspite of being a very short flight, they offered food and beverages and for free :)"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment. No series or tv shows"
Pros: "Flight was on time and arrival was earlier than scheduled."
Pros: "the flight was good, fast, easy"
Cons: "not really the airlines fault, but the airport was a mess because of construction. There was no gate, and we all had to wait on the plane for a while for a bus to pick us up. The bus only held a portion of the passengers, so everyone else had to wait for additional buses. fortunately we did not have a quick connection, but i felt bad for those that did. The only downside about the actual flight was that it was FREEZING. Definitely the coldest airplane i had been on."
Cons: "Need to add inseat entertainment for all flights."
Pros: "Must say that customer service on flight superb! Served breakfast and dinner included in our airfare. I remember fondly when other airlines provided this service. Please don't change this service. It is a big deal for passenger attitude and experience! Thank you so much!"
Cons: "The experience at check in at PTY was very challenging...computers were down so we could not pre check from our Hotel earlier. Lines and not enough agents at check in stations....we came so close to not checking our baggage 1 hour ahead of our flight. We arrived at airport 2 hours ahead of flight. Also, departure time when we booked tickets was scheduled at 9:40 am. When I checked the night before it was listed at 9:10 am. We had not received any e-mail update that we know of. Seems there was no one to check with to ask questions as to which line we should be in."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Leg room was too small, food was awful, no taste. Bathroom smelled even from take off."
Cons: "Late boarding, WiFi didn’t work. Small seats. Why do I continue to fly you guys?"
Cons: "Mejorar el espacio"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "They need more space and better food"
Pros: "Ease of bording"
Cons: "Your seats are small and you never turn the fasten seatbelt light off"
Pros: "The people working for Avianca were especially helpful and curious. We need extra help with wheelchair assistance for my wife."
Cons: "We delayed one day do to rescheduling"
Cons: "No reason was given for delay, I was disappointed in that I payed more to arrive 3 hrs earlier yet I came in after the otherwise available flights"
Cons: "Checked into flight 1.5 hrs before the departure and luggage did not arrive!? At least 1/3 of passengers ended up w/o a luggage!"
Cons: "Lost our luggage on a direct flight"
Cons: "Lines are very long and the check-in staff are not good at their jobs. For example, I arrived 2 hours early and they ended up letting half the line cut in front, which made me barely make my flight."
Cons: "The Avianca flight was canceled a month ago, and kayak failed to notify me."
Pros: "Flight attendant was very nice"
Cons: "Very confusing flight crew disembarking was a mess!"
Cons: "The Avianca flight was over 4 hours late leaving Trujillo and blamed it on weather. Why don't they rearrange and prepare for this if the airport often gets fogged in during this time of the year? Instead they and other airlines leave dozens of travelers stranded. We lost our connecting flight to Iquitos, and after Avianca refused to reimburse us or put us on a different flight we had to purchase another flight with Viva Air with our own money. No accountability or respect for the consumer."
Cons: "Lost our bags on our 6 hour layover in Bogota and when we arrived in Lima (our last stop cusco) they were not nice about it at all. So rude. We almost missed our flight to cusco because of it as well even though we had almost a 3 hour layover. Took more than 24 hours to get the bags"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The Avianca flight was over 4 hours late. We missed our connecting flight with Star Peru, and had to buy new tickets with Viva Air. We spoke with an Avianca supervisor who told us it was not her company's fault the flight was late. Avianca had a flight that night to our destination but they refused to find space for us, or to issue some type of refund or voucher for our lost time and money."
Pros: "On time, food service"
Pros: "The attention and services"
Pros: "Great!"
Cons: "No snack, and The airline used styrofoam cups which is not environmentally sustainable"
Pros: "The food was fabulous!"
Pros: "The bag search was very thorough and many employees were wearing their Peru jerseys under their uniforms."
Cons: "Everything else. Flight was delayed almost four hours with no explanation. Received multiple calls from Avianca but all in Spanish until fifth one in English hung up once we confirmed we understood there was a delay. Staff communicated different directions. Only one cafe to wait in. Substitute breakfast served was underwhelming. Plane was incredibly dated with life vests strewn about/not tucked away. Upon deboarding, incredibly unclear that we had to completely exit and go back through security, meaning we had no time between flights for the restroom or to buy water."
Pros: "Clean comfortable and on time"
Pros: "air flight attendants were really great! As well as suitcase handle, it arrived on destination after all scales, awesome"
Cons: "space was small in economic class"
Pros: "Smooth flight, on time!"
Cons: "No food offered on 1st leg, but it was on the menu card."
Cons: "departed late, we have to wait 20 minutes on board, flight arrived late to destination and in Lima airport were not gates, no buses available so we have to wait another 25 minutes in the plane, once in the terminal another 15-20 minutes waiting luggage"
Pros: "one more bag"
Pros: "I loved the crew on my trip"
Cons: "Nothing everything was grate"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We could not get on the plane because you oversold the plane and there were no seats left. We missed our planned tour in Lima and now we have to wait 13 hours to take the next flight. I demand my money back."
Pros: "Good flight, helpful staff and friendly crew. There was a flight delay out of Iquitos due to fog, causing us to miss our next connection in Lima to Cusco but the staff in Iquitos made sure we got on the next plane with new tickets and luggage transferred to the right plane. Naturally, we were disappointed with several hours of delay due to safety but were pleased with the service in resolving our concerns. There was no entertainment available on this trip ever through there was a screen for each seat."
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Customer service good. Offered food/service quickly."
Cons: "Film selection was subpar, and had no subtitles available. Flight safety information video so unbelievably boring. Flight crew repeated all instructions at least 3 times including video interruptions. What is the point of having in flight entertainment if crew will interrupt said entertainment at least once every 10 min to remind you you are still in turbulent air? Do they honestly think the passengers forgot? We are in the plane too! I understand they have to be careful due to liability but this airline is ridiculous. Believe it or not customers do not like being treated like children. Would not recommend to others or fly this airline again. Also, the lunch was awful even by airline standards. Btw the airline was avianca not AA. kayak must have messed up or they are owned by AA. AA is great and I recommend them wholeheartedly but Avianca is awful. Stay away if you can afford to do so."
Pros: "Seats were very roomy, both in with and legroom. The whole flight experience was good."
Cons: "Headphones on a short-haul flight were used and we're clearly dirty with dust. Drinks on the flight are quite particular. There were people who asked for beer and got a can, others who asked for the same got just half of the can."
Cons: "Delay"
Cons: "Denied boarding by gate agent. 5 min past mandatory one hour cut off from boarding. We had been standing in line for agent for 30 minutes. Two customers flying with little dogs delaying the movement of line. Flight was subsequently delayed by 2 hours and 10 min. More than enough time to allow us to board under 1 hour regulation. I booked LATAM instead of AA based on reputation, very upsetting experience for us."
Pros: "Very nice and easy flight, the crew knew English very well"
Cons: "Everything was delayed, the boarding, the flight, the entrance to the airport when we landed in Liam."
Cons: "The entertainment system failed, pilot tried to fix it, but he can't."
Pros: "Legroom"
Pros: "Very nice gate crew, efficient boarding, quick and efficient takeoff"
Cons: "Found out that a lot of Argentinians do not obey the crew rules. Before the seatbelt sign turns off they already start moving to the front of the plane. But off course is not the airline duty to teach manners."
Cons: "I strongly believe they cancelled our flight due to lack of passengers. The plane was sitting on the runway. I boarded for almost two hours for a flight of only one hour away. They were holding plane to fill with those already scheduled for the next flight?"
Pros: "Immediately after I finished with the check in agent, two men flashed police badges, grabbed my bags, and took me to a sketchy back room upstairs and absolutely tore apart my bags. While my bags were being searched they peppered me with questions. It lasted about 20 minutes and it was extraordinaryly stressful because they didn't seem to care if I was going to miss my flight. Normally, i wouldn't blame the airline for this, but another lady who was similarly harassed said that when she asked someone they said that if you're traveling alone and booked online, you got flagged for this extra screening. (A young German man was also dragged to the back room... we were all very non-Andean looking). That is ridiculous criteria to prevent anything- terrorism or drug smuggling! I would think the airline/police could come up with better criteria. Also, there was no drug sniffing dog and they didn't even have me turn on my gigantic camera... which I have had to do in the past to demonstrate that it was functional. Horrible."
Pros: "The helpful crew"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and we couldn't get out until the next day. They did put us in a hotel and pay for our meals, so that was good, but it was still several hours in line and a big inconvenience. The $30 off coupon for a future Avianca flight is pointless since we live in the US and don't plan to be back in Peru anytime soon. I free ticket or at minimum an upgrad on any star alliance partner would have been appreciated."
Pros: "Poor customer service. Did not assist in is trying to get on another flight"
Cons: "Cost $250 with another airline they didn't assist at all and were very rude."
Pros: "It was quick and we had a smooth landing...."
Cons: "Upon arriving in Lima, Avianca 808 passengers became aware that none (zero, nada) of the bags were loaded onto the plane in Cusco. The customer service response to this airline error was sub-par. Passengers were told that the baggage issue was "weather-related", which is ludicrous even if the weather both in origin and destination had not been clear and sunny with no wind (it was). Info was taken on if passengers needed bags sent on to another destination or to a hotel but were told it would not get to Lima until the next morning (this was flight 808 landing just before 4 pm). Unclear why it couldn't be put on the next flight same day. And unclear what is happening to our bags now until the morning. No apology wasn't issued to passengers. Additionally we were delayed 15 mins due to "weather". I don't mind short delays but it was absolutely not weather-related. Weather is the default excuse to transfer fault away from themselves."
Pros: "The space"
Cons: "The agents and flight attendants were very unfriendly. You could tell that because I was of a different nationality that this was a problem."
Cons: "Our flight from Washington DC to Lima had a connection flight in Colombia. Since the flight from DC was delayed for more than an hour we ended up missing our connection flight from Colombia to Lima, Peru. And from there everything went downhill. In Colombia they crew didn't know what was going to happen to us. After waiting over 3 hours they finally told us the found an early morning flight for us and that they were going to accommodate us in an hotel in Colombia for to spend the night. we waited until midnight for the transportation to the hotel and there were another 100 persons waiting to get transportation to the hotel as well and to check inn in the hotel. disaster."
Cons: "To be business class it's really unconfortable. Just old airplanes that should be changed and It was Avianca (No AA)"
Cons: "El vuelo partió casi 1 hora de retraso lo que significó que debí correr para alcanzar mi siguiente vuelo."
Pros: "Good options of entertainment."
Cons: "Bad service of few members of the crew. Always seem to disturb them. In the long flight, they never pass to offer water (flight Bogota-Barcelona)"
Cons: "The flight was delayed about an hour."
Pros: "Right in time and crew very responsable."
Cons: "The audio for film's didn't function in many places of the plain."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Upgrade seating"
Cons: "We had to wait for about seven hours at the airport because the flight was delayed."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for almost five hours."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "More time was spent by cabin attendees selling food and drink items to one row than the rest of the passengers, making us wait for complementary water or other drinks . Really? There should be equal service for all passengers. Makes me wonder if there are incentives for the sale of extra items"
Pros: "Once we got going, it was a decent flight. Weather conditions made for a bit of a rocky landing on the first leg."
Cons: "Lack of information for delays. Boarding was slow due to unknown issue. We sat at the gate for a while without knowing why (they finally told us 5 minutes before pushoff), then we dawdled for another hour taxing and waiting for the runway, with no explanation until near the end."
Pros: "Crew was very courteous and professional."
Pros: "No problems"
Cons: "No issues"
Cons: "Despite dozens of empty seats in Economy Plus, flight attendants refused to allow anyone to move into the 8 vacant rows keeping us crowded in coach economy."
Pros: "Flight attendant decided this was a water-only flight. No particular reason, just lazy."
Cons: "A very old B757. late departure. No explanation."
Pros: "Stewardess was pleasant. Left on time."
Pros: "Left on time, friendly crew, comfy flight."
Cons: "For reasons I still don’t understand my baggage didn’t travel with me and I was not able to get it until several days later"
Pros: "For the first time I did not fly on a puddle jumper. Not only was it a real jet, it had good seat comfort and leg room even in economy class. The crew was friendly and attentive. They came by with offerings of water at least 4 times for a 2+ hour flight. Contrast that with my last two 5 hour flights on Virgin and American where they came by with water — ONCE. WiFi wasn’t working for either flight and of course the lack of decent food is discouraging. The coffee has improved which is a plus. Overall, good job, United! Nice not to be jammed in like sardines for once."
Cons: "Every time I fly to Denver, we land in one terminal and your connection is in another terminal that requires a train ride to get there. ,ayovers are short — generally barely an hour. If the flight is late you stand a very good chance of missing your connection, as I’m betting happened to over half the passengers on this flight. I was the lucky exception — this aircraft was actually the connecting flight too. Why can’t all United connections be in the same terminal? It makes no sense."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "NA"
Pros: "Flight was on-time; no delays; great crew! I also liked the fact there was a person at the gate to let us know where our connecting flight gate was - that was really helpful!"
Cons: "In flight entertainment (archived TV/Movies) not provided (other than through personal electronics); but that didn't bother me - flight between Santa Barbara and Denver isn't that long."
Pros: "We will never fly united... NEVER EVER AGAIN"
Cons: "United airlines employee Mearle at the check in counter was extremely disrespectful, Rude, and arrogant towards everyone in line at the counter Trying to check in. Many customers including us waitted in the check in line for 35 minutes or more while Mearle proceeded to chat on her cell phone (personal call), and taking a break leaning the check in counter while everyone waited on her so she could assist with check in. Finally the passengers in front of us voice their concern to mearle stating that everyone is going to miss theirs flights if she didn't assist us all right away. Mearle responded by snapping back by saying "it's not my fault that united keep us understaffed and pay us enough to care " then laughed and walked away again. At this point we realized that if we did not get immediate assistance, that we would surly miss our flight. I walked in front of the line on behalf of everyone standing in line and reiterated to Mearle in a firm tone that she insisting check in the remaining 12 passengers immediately. Mearle snapped back telling me to "worry about my own self and don't tell me how to do my own job". Feeling very stressed out And worried about missing my flight went and stood back in line again. A few moments later I over heard Mearle tell the passengers ahead of us " you're too late. You've missed your flight" these passengers became very upset with Mearle telling her that she's the reason they missed the flight and Mearle laughed and said out loud to everyone else in line.. "you all missed your flight. You all should be more responsible next time and get here earlier" and then Mearle walked away never to be see again. Many of us missed our flight which caused many of us to also miss our connecting flights. We immediately called the 800 number and filed a complaint. Then we were forced to drive three hours in traffic to LAX where we caught a later flight and barely made it to our destination in time for our work event. We swore that because of Mearle and her disgusting behavior that we will never ever fly united again (and I fly a lot for my job) and since that horrible experience with Mearle two months ago, I've flown on four trips spending over $2300 dollars and every flight has been booked through American Airlines. Do to Mearle's bad attitude, disrespectful personality, and poor representation of united we will never do business with united again. We suggest united airlines remove Mearle from Having any contact with the general public as we are sure that Mearle is loosing customers for united at a very rapid pace."
Cons: "Very tight quarters ..."
Cons: "I could not hear the flight attendant's announcements."
Cons: "A 1 hr Flight was delayed 2 Hours! Missed a special event because of it. Will never fly United again!"
Cons: "Flight was canceled and attendant very unhelpful"
Pros: "My flight was delayed multiple and had to get a taxi to LAX which we even missed that flight because the gate attendants waited so late to make a decision. We are still traveling as we speak and are looking to arrive in Raleigh after 3pm. Which is 8 hours later than our orginal flight."
Pros: "The flight attendants very sincere & nice. I love that their was a lot of leg room on the flight as well."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Cons: "There was no entertainment alternatives."
Cons: "Missed both my connections"
Pros: "economy is so cramped! It really should not be legal. Any flight at 5:30 AM should give people more than a cookie. All airport food shops are closed at that hour."
Cons: "Why is every connecting flight in Denver located in a different terminal and at the farthest gate? It's always a sprint to make the flight. I got singled out for a complete pat down. I was wearing light summer clothing. I'm 65 years old. It makes no sense. Those machines need recalibrsting."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Everything went very well"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "United canceled my flightl"
Cons: "United canceled my flightl"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Long taxi to terminal at LAX"
Cons: "A small bag of small pretzel mix was tasty, but there used to be more."
Pros: "Quick and friendly service. No lines through TSA"
Pros: "No big incident, was offered a small bag of pretzels, complimentary."
Cons: "Seats have uncomfortably small spacing."
Pros: "Always a good fight, very short."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Too many delays, nothing was offered. Nothing was given or comp; Food, water, bags, seat upgrades, not flying untied again"
Cons: "AC was extremely cold"
Pros: "We were very comfortable except for the fact that our flight was delayed so that we were on the plane longer than necessary since we boarded and then the pilot was informed of the delay."
Cons: "Sitting on the plane an extra 40 minutes. ( this did not delay our trip as we made our connecting flight)"
Pros: "Any"
Pros: "Trip and treatment were ok... but tv is way expensive. Avianca offers you a wide range of movies and tv series for free."
Pros: "Adequate work-around by an alert and helpful United Customer Service rep in LAX."
Cons: "We had to take this flight rather than a direct from LAX to SBA after missing our scheduled flight sitting on the tarmac for an HOUR waiting for our terminal to be vacated by an international flight with "mechanical problems." Four extra hours in transit!"
Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "Lack of meal service"
Cons: "My flight from Santa Barbara to SFO was delayed, causing me to miss my connection. After sitting in the Santa Barbara airport until 11pm, I was rebooked and sent home."
Pros: "They gave us free entertainment"
Cons: "We took two hours in taking off"
Cons: "The most unpleasant crew we have ever had in our flying lives. Rude, condescending, treating passengers as if we are not human. Lufthansa should carefully examine their customer treatment training."
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Cons: "Had to reschedule my flight due to delay. The non English speaking ua agent put me on stand by at another airport without me knowing it"
Pros: "Flight once in the air went well. Service was fine/uneventful"
Cons: "Many delays and flight changes. Swap from 1 overlay of an hour to 3 overlays of about 5 hours. Really makes planning trip post flight travel a pain"
Pros: "The convenience of flying from a small airport more than compensates for the fact that it is a smaller plane. Because it is a small plane, the service is much more adroit and responsive."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Nothing, due to my flights getting delayed thanks to United, I missed my flight to south bend and then told them to get my luggage because I was getting picked up by n Chicago. United then sent my luggage to south bend after I spoke with 3 United customer care agents and luggage agents and I wanted almost 2 hrs for my luggage. I paid 1200 for my ticket to get to my grandpas funeral and everything went wrong that possibly could"
Cons: "Anything"

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