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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Lunch was tasty. Crew was pleasant. Boarding was easy. Entertainment offered was excellent with a large range of things to watch/listen to. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Blankets were not offered to passengers, I was disappointed by this."
Pros: "Don’t know, missed the flight."
Cons: "No one around to help."
Cons: "NO complimentary drinks or snacks. Seats are bolt upright. Not comfortable."
Pros: "Shannon is a very easy airport."
Cons: "I was unable to get my seats assigned from America. I had to go to the Aer Lingus desk when I arrived to get seat assignment."
Pros: "The flights themselves were nice. Food was fine. Flight attendants were helpful"
Cons: "Getting to our connection was awful. Prescreening getting into the US was terrible. Got selected for special screening and the officers said the gate knew we were held up there. Only had one hour to reach connection. Lost an immense amount of time getting swabbed and patted down. The gate was closed when we arrived. Had to run to the gate. By accident we found out the gate was closed from someone who happened to hear word that we were looking for the gate to JFK. Almost didn’t get on the flight. If we didn’t run who knows if we would have made it. If you are only giving people an hour to get to their connection, then don’t let them get held up for 40 minutes. It’s idiotic."
Pros: "took off early once they had accounted for everyone, and arrived a little early too."
Cons: "While I didn't have to check my bag on the first longer flight, I did have to check it on the connecting flight which delayed me somewhat in getting into the city of London. Not awful, but strange... Free-for-all when boarding, not nearly as organized as it was at JFK."
Pros: "The efficient flight but no drinks or snacks w/o purchase"
Cons: "Everything. 'Nuff said."
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "The mechanical issue with flaps was fixed - glad to arrive home safely."
Cons: "Flight was delayed three hours due to a mechanical poblem . We were offered one free drink."
Pros: "Boarding was good....overhead room for carry-ons probably due to a less than full flight. The entertainment was varied, current movies, and wide selection of music. The crew was as efficient as possible and accommodating. However, we all have learned not to expect much."
Cons: "Comfort is lacking as is the case with jammed seating on all planes these days. It would be nice to be able to recline the seat, but since I resent it being done to me, I do not do it either out of respect for the passenger behind me."
Pros: "Ahead is schedule"
Cons: "Even had to pay for coffee"
Pros: "Boarding Gate crew were good."
Cons: "Seat cushions are worn out. Need new foam. Hostesses spent more time talking to each other during food and beverage service than to the passenger."
Cons: "Paying for beverages seemed a bit much."
Pros: "entertainment was great on board food was good (for airline food) staff was friendly and helpful"
Pros: "Loved being on a flight for holiday, and knowing I wasn't being overcharged for needless frills."
Cons: "I don't remember if they served a drink, I know things were for sale. But that seems to be the European way."
Cons: "I requested an aisle or window seat and was not able to get one."
Cons: "it was cancelled"
Pros: "Our return trip from Shannon to JFK was the best flying experience we have ever had. I requested an aisle seat for my 6'5" husband and we were given the emergency aisle. The flight crew was outstanding- Ashley and Hazel could not have been nicer to us. My TV set was broken in my seat but I did not care as I had a lot of reading to do. It was an outstanding return trip from a wonderful time in Ireland"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable!"
Pros: "Boarding from back and rear of plane made passenger loading faster. I had to purchased seats with more room to provide comfort for long flight."
Cons: "In Dublin, we were sent to an area for a long wait with no decent food at all, even though the Dublin airport has good restaurants. It probably has to do with U.S. security, but certainly something more accommodating could be worked out. They had an Aer Lingus lounge, but only for business class and gold card holders, so after spending thousands on tickets, we were not allowed in. Guess the "1 percent" privileges."
Pros: "It was on time. Going through customs in Dublin. Boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "my bags were missed during plenty of time transfer, uncomfortable plane for a trans Atlantic flight, expensive drinks"
Pros: "US Customs pre clearance saved us a lot of time at JFK."
Pros: "I like that the flight took off on time and got there a little early. I was so worried about delays. Going and coming back was on time."
Pros: "Caring staff"
Cons: "Plane was so cold I kept loosing the feeling in my fingertips!"
Pros: "Very polite and helpful."
Pros: "We were late for our connecting flight because of a plane issue and no one from the Air Lingus did anything to help us get to our next flight out of London to Munich. We asked several times and they said follow the signs ."
Pros: "Easy flight"
Cons: "Attendants were not overall friendly and a bit impatient"
Pros: "Great entertainment and food. Staff was wonderful."
Cons: "That plane was absolutely to small for a 7 hr flight."
Pros: "Friendly crew!"
Cons: "Crews are not nice. I requested for blanket and the crew refuse until we get to the air. We waited for a long time before we go the air. Inside the plan was freezing and we end up taxing back to the gate due to a medical reason of a passenger. I asked for hot water and they forgot. I had the assistant light on and waited for 5 minutes before someone came by. For sure I will not travel on Aer Lingus again. I didn't like their food and the movies were old."
Pros: "Impressive service & professionalism"
Pros: "The crew where generally attentive smiling and pleasant."
Cons: "An"overly"rushed tone was being set in the airport,by the boarding pass stating a well past gate-closure time.The monitor reinforced this by stating "gate closed"or not listing that flight at all. By the service of hot beverage,although my fellow passenger with coffee was spilled upon,neither he nor l was offered drink. The both of us were also overlooked at the serving of the snack. The originating voyage,was also punctuated by a large spillage of food by the flight attendant on my leg,with barely an apology."
Pros: "Friendly efficient service and complimentary late flight snacks with beverages a nice touch you don't get on other transatlantic flights"
Pros: "Food on way was great, on way back so so"
Cons: "One side of plane got pretEls, my side dos not"
Cons: "I could not get a seat assignment until the airport. I was sent an email to check in & was not allowed to. I called the airline & still could not get a seat assignment."
Pros: "Very professional crew, easy flight, very comfortable. I would recommend this airline to anyone"
Pros: "Great price for biz seat with all amenities. I was initially concerned I was going to fly the older A330-300 without the new lie flat seats. But was pleasantly surprised to get one of 2 Capt. Kirk seats in 3K. Similar to JetBlue seats, except JetBlue has a privacy partition that slides close. Food was good, not great, though wine choices were quite nice. Wished they had wider tea selection."
Cons: "Service felt rushed in business class, possibly because it's a short flight from DUB to JFK."
Pros: "Crew was friendly. The movie selections were outstanding."
Cons: "When it came time to choose our seats, there was no indication of where the bathrooms or any walls were. We chose a row in the middle if the plane. Come to find out it was against the bathrooms. Seats were unable to recline making for a very uncomfortable flight."
Cons: "Cancelled due to illness"
Pros: "Actual flight was fine - whole crew was very accommodating and pleasant."
Cons: "Food was only fair. Entertainment machine did not work properly."
Pros: "Staff - attitude and so forth. All was done nicely"
Pros: "- prompt boarding - friendly staff - good movie selections"
Cons: "- not enough leg room - incredibly cramped seats Granted, I was stuck in the middle, but it was impossible for the people of either side of me to avoid encroaching on what little space was mine. It was an almost unbearable experience and I flown many times, with a variety of airlines."
Pros: "baggage came out quickly due in part to the pre clearance in Dublin."
Cons: "the food was fair at best - it was luke warm & the bread seemed quite stale. Entertainment was also fair - the movie selection boarded on a few 2nd rate recent movies to oldies that were past their prime. Expected more from Aer Lingus The terminal at Dublin seemed like we were in a basement"
Pros: "Crew was very helpful and friendly. Entertainment system worked well."
Cons: "The seats were atrocious. I literally felt lost feeling in my legs at one point. They are super old and worn down with no real padding to speak of. I had to sit on top of a pillow for partial comfort but that didn't feel great either."
Pros: "The flight crew were nice."
Cons: "Boarding gate team could have grabbed everyone's attention and made one single effective announcement, but didn't. Spent more time individually giving out to customers. Don't allow people to cue up for 30 minutes before telling them that they will be called in an absurd order 1-10 then back to front?!? Not unique to Aer Lingus, but innovate here. Be a leader not a follower of broken antiquitied systems. I'm"
Pros: "Food was decent and seats were pretty comfortable. Boarding was relatively efficient."
Cons: "Entertainment system was not working at all the first half of the flight. Must be a consistent problem with this airline as I had spotty connection the entire way to Dublin the week before."
Pros: "Everything else was good"
Cons: "Staff at airport were rude"
Pros: "FYI this was actually an American Airlines flight (AA 104) not BA. Anyway I love those 777-300ER’s, they are huge with great up to date ambient lighting, excellent, outstanding entertainment , and I had the whole row to myself. I often take this flight when flying home from LHR to JFK. 5 stars!"
Cons: "5 stars all around"
Pros: "Amazing crew , very accommodating , and friendly , professional, excellent!"
Cons: "Perhaps slightly better food, however choice of liquor & beer was excellent with tremendous service. 5 star service across the board."
Pros: "We had a long delay that the crew did their best to mitigate while still on the ground in Heathrow, and the Captain invited children to come up and tour the cockpit while we waited! Things like that alleviate any anger and frustration we may have had, and the flight was excellent overall."
Pros: "Crew was super friendly."
Cons: "I wish I’d have an aisle seat, but flight was full."
Pros: "Crew was mostly attentive and helpful."
Cons: "Had the boarding queues setup and when they got to group 5 they flipped the sign and those of us in front had to go in the back. Once we were in the main queue they opened the 5-9 queue for some privileged traveler and then left it open allowing the back of the queue to become the front."
Pros: "Food was great, staff was so sweet and patient"
Cons: "Never on time, always late, always either missing my connections or running throug the airport"
Pros: "prompt, good service and food"
Cons: "pasta was too salty"
Cons: "Many cancellations and airline lost my luggage"
Cons: "The chair in front of mine was broken or worn out so that it declined alarmingly far. It felt like the gentleman in front me had his head in my lap. My tray table was also broken so that it listed dangerously and I had to prop it on my arm rest."
Pros: "see above"
Cons: "see above"
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "The crew was great. My meal was good too!"
Cons: "the older plane did not have personal air vents and it was hotter then I would have liked. Also being in the last row of a section allows us not recline as much while the people in front could recline more, which made for a cramp feeling during the flight."
Pros: "everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Not enough choices for movies or tv shows."
Pros: "We had ONE customer service rep in Heathrow who was incredibly helpful and tried to help get us home. She was wonderful."
Cons: "Their delayed flight from Milan to London caused us to miss our flight from London to NY, and thus our flight from NY to Denver, which was standby. When we explained how difficult it would be to catch another flight to Denver from NY with it being the weekend, and attempting to get a flight to another airport with higher chances of getting us home, their customer service rep informed us that as long as they 'fulfilled their contract' to get us to NY, it wasn't really their problem how we got home (or couldn't get home) after that."
Cons: "I had called vayama with whom you booked the flight, 5/28, and asked for seats together with my daughter who was, I THOUGHT, also flying on the same plane as I..I had asked the rep for a specific flight,nAA 105 and was told that it was code shared with mine, IB4611 but, when I looked at the seats 24 hours before the flight, on 6/15, I saw that I had been booked on a totally different plane and different departure terminals . The only thing similar was the departure and arrival times into JFK. I made a long distance call from the UK and got a really obnoxious rep who was very condescending, dismissive and annoyed that I couldn't understand her pronounced accent . When I said, " pardon, could you please repeat that", she was very snippy and snapped at me! No wonder they have such crappy ratings/ reviews. She was absolutely no help whatsoever after I explained that my daughter was visually impaired and HAD to be on the same flight as I, all she told me was that there was no record of the convo I had claimed to have with their rep on 5/28 and then she hung up on me. I will never use kayak again nor its outsourced affiliates . I am pissed, Weibo Benwitz"
Pros: "Having to climb upto the aircraft was somewhat inconsiderate to the elderly. I hate to think having to do this in the Winter."
Cons: "The impersonal attitude of the crew. Extremely limited leg space in the economy class."
Cons: "My flight from BWI-JFK was cancelled due to weather related issues and was rebooked to BWI-MIA-MAD, 5 hours late from my original departure and without providing any meal voucher despite asking from the agent. BWI-MIA flight was delayed due to air traffic clearance from the thunderstorm and almost missed my connection MIA-MAD by few minutes. Upon arrival in MAD, my baggage didn't make the connection and had to wait for 3 days before my baggage arrived"
Pros: "Customer service."
Cons: "Embracardo plane is small."
Pros: "It was wery nice flight"
Pros: "Quiet and peaceful."
Cons: "The Aer Lingus flight was operated by British Airways. But BA decided not to seat Aer Lingus passengers."
Pros: "Nothing they cancelled flights"
Cons: "They counselled flights"
Pros: "Pilot was nice when he told us hehad to sit on ground for hours and taxi on landing for Another hour"
Cons: "Horrible seats, extremely delayed. Never buy a hacker fare again. Suitcases are literally locked in customs at JFK HP airport for indeterminate time period. Weather wasn't their fault but they should have had green undo staff to help and move people onward."
Pros: "The seates were nice and plush. The journey wasn't bumpy at all, and the pilot was funny. He made a fun comment saying 'he had someplace to be in New York so he will get us there as quickly as possible.' :P The crew was friendly and sweet."
Cons: "There was no food ! I assumed a flight from the west coast to the east coast would atleast provide with some food ! But nada. It bugged me more because I had to catch a another flight from new York to London. Other than that, guess it was pretty okay."
Pros: "Not much"
Pros: "Seats great"
Cons: "The crew serving our area were terrible. Don was very rude to my elderly mother. There was a female attendant with long blond hair who was rude to another woman who was making a kindly statement. I would not choose American Airlines again given another choice."
Pros: "Red eyes can be daunting , but the comfort of the seating, blankets, entertainment and food let my adult children and I know vacation had begun"
Pros: "The Entertainment options. OUTSTANDING"
Pros: "This flight was very quick and the crew was quite nice. Overall decent flying experience."
Pros: "Not much. Flight cancelled and was rerouted to London-Heathrow. Total travel time was longer than original flight schedule. Also my luggage was delayed and I had to return to Jerez airport to pick up my luggage the following day."
Cons: "See above post"
Pros: "Loaded quickly, crew was nice"
Cons: "No personal tv, small seat, small seatbelt."
Pros: "Ease of location of airport"
Pros: "Flight attendants friendly and responsive comp Red wine"
Cons: "Mayo on sandwich should be in a packet on the side allergic to msyonsise"
Pros: "Professional flight crew"
Cons: "Horrible boarding experience at Reagan...will never use this airport again if I have other options. Airport staff were not professional."
Cons: "The flight attendants treated me fine, but they were being extremely rude toward a man near me, and it didn't look like he was asking for it, so that rubbed me the wrong way."
Pros: "Was cancelled after sitting on plane for 2 hours with no details."
Cons: "Lack of detail and cancellation."
Pros: "It was our first time flying with this airline, and we had a wonderful experience. We would love flying with British airline again. Wonderful food, excelent attention and very comfortable sit. Thank you so much for having made our trip unforgettable."
Pros: "Comfortable, well organized, nice personnel, good food and wine."
Cons: "Many new films didn't play on the entertainment system."
Pros: "The return flight was on American. I liked the plane, a 777-200, it felt much roomier"
Cons: "The return flight was on American and the American flight attendants did not measure up to the British attendants on the flight from NY to Heathrow."
Cons: "Small plane"
Pros: "The male flight attendant was very pleasant."
Cons: "- there was no effort made to ensure I had a vegetarian meal - one of the flight attendants was very rude and ignored me several times. - I forgot an expensive box of chocolates in the plane inside of a bag. I immediately asked if someone could get it for me - I was told that the bag was found but not the chocolates."
Pros: "The British Airways flight was comfortable and the crew was great."
Cons: "The first leg of the journey was supposed to be via Bristish Airways' partner, American Air, but that flight was cancelled. The best AA could do was book me on a slightly later flight out of another airport. They refused to offer compensation or travel vouchers of any sort. So I paid for a long taxi drive from one airport to another and arrived at British Airwarys check-in to be told that they hadn't actually booked me on the next flight. The woman working at the counter went above and beyond her duty to try to help, but couldn't rebook me until late that night. I arrived at my destination more than 12 hours later than my original flight was supposed to arrive, and it was too late to get a refund on ticket for the train I missed and the hotel I couldn't travel to that night."
Pros: "The food saved the flight"
Cons: "Old airplanes, old seats, old entertainment system... They haven't change in decades!"
Pros: "Upgraded video system with many choices Attentive flight attendants Single-malt Scotch whiskey"
Cons: "41-minute wait to retrieve bags despite having "priority" status"
Pros: "Thanks for the Business Class upgrade!"
Pros: "Everything, especial how polite the flight crew were."
Pros: "It was a nice flight"
Cons: "The food service is a bit embarrassing compared to competition such as British Airways, Lufthansa, etc. PLEASE NOTE: This was an American Airlines flight, not BA"
Pros: "I will say the entertainment feature saved the flight. 1"
Cons: "1 of the flight attendents was repeatedly rude. And sadly that makes a difference!! Unfortunately the entire row except for my 5 year son & I were throwing up. Not the airlines fault but the flight crew could have been more helpful to that family."
Cons: "In lieu of the fact that there were several open and empty seats in Premium Economy, When I asked at the front service desk in Glasgow if they could upgrade me, it would have been over 200 hundred pounds -- such a shame to leave seats open for no reason."
Cons: "given that Air Canada's computer had crashed and flights were cancelled (including our own), the lack of information was astounding. Why, e.g., didn't anyone go along the queue handing out numbers so people could get food then reclaim their place in line? Why weren't we told, ditto, how long this mess would take to clear up? why weren't we offered o/n stays, etc, etc. Could have done an awful lot better if some manager had spent two minutes thinking!!"
Cons: "Not impressed with luggage fees that were not indicate but hidden in price - and all the nickle and diming on every little thing.. ruins the overall experience"
Cons: "Our luggage didn't scan in the system so we couldn't go to the gate until it was found & scanned in the system. Fortunately we were early so this wasn't an issue but kept us waiting at "step 2" until an actual photo could be found. We also had a delay after boarding while they changed a tire. It all worked out ok."
Cons: "Over an hour late."
Pros: "It was a short flight and I shared my seating with average weight people. The crew members and the pilots were very informative."
Cons: "During a short flight there is not much to experimented and less to comment."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "A 12 hour delay is not okay. The hotel comp was nice but they split my group of 5 into different hotels. The breakfast voucher did not work. The dinner voucher barely covered the cost at the designated restaurant. Customer service was extremely unaccomadating."
Cons: "Very poor communication and co-ordination when flight was delayed and then cancelled. Rebooking was only available via the phone, even when at the airport, with a 45 minute hold time. Everyone kept passing the buck to another, and no supervisors were around. Terrible customer service!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours, boarding could have been delayed to avoid sitting on the tarmac for such a long period of time in the plane. That is EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE for travellers. If Air Canada knows the departure will be delayed, boarding of the aircraft should be delayed"
Pros: "It was on-time, left enough time to reach connections and my bag arrived."
Pros: "Air Canada New York flight from Toronto delayed for 2.5 hours in a 1..5 hour flight. They suppose to serve drinks for about 200 passengers in a very short time, because they cut the service from 4-6 crews to only two,so they only able to serve one third of the passengers and ready to descend. Nice planning to save $$$."
Pros: "I like that they let us board the flight because we had some issues getting to the airport."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like."
Pros: "On time, quick boarding, has an app, online checkin worked"
Cons: "Not assigning a seat and giving me a stress of putting me on stand by for a ticket I had purchased!!!!"
Cons: "My original flight was cancelled due to mechanical problems and then agent got me in a other flight to Newark which was the last one to NY and then there was a delay of at least 1hr to take off. Most likely, I will not travel with air canada again and I'm not recommending to friends since they are always delay with their flights."
Pros: "flight was cancelled. huge inconvenience."
Cons: "The service"
Cons: "They messed up my mobile checkin making me miss my flight and then had thenough nerve to try to make me pay a 80$ change fee to take the next flight that was 100$ cheaper than my original. Waiting for a refund! I had to take American Airlines home. I will never flying with them again!"
Pros: "The flight was smooth and the attendants were awesome and friendly. Would highly recommend again when I visit Montreal again!"
Pros: "Leaving and never coming back!"
Cons: "Psychotic and delusional crew that take bad customer service to a whole new level!"
Cons: "They could have rushed more to get us off the ground quicker."
Pros: "The bilingual announcements. The movie selections."
Cons: "Most of the staff were rude and made me feel like an inconvenience any time I needed something. Due to delays leaving Heathrow and arriving in Ontario, my 2 1/2 hour layover was reduced to 30 minutes. And because I was transfering to a flight to the US, I had to sprint through 6 security checkpoints. I made it to my flight, but my bag did not. My bag was not delivered to me until 1 am the following day."
Pros: "Oddly, entertainment options vastly superior on this 50-minute flight than on the 7-hour flight."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled. I had a wedding to attend on Saturday morning and could only be rebooked on a flight the next day at 3:10pm. I wanted to simply cancel the flight that I was automatically rebooked on; however, I have been on hold with customer service for HOURS and can not get through. I have never experienced such terrible customer service."
Pros: "Nothing to expect more"
Cons: "The amount of snacks served should be increased"
Cons: "The fact that because I was late for my flight, my reservation was cancelled. I was not given the opportunity to change my flight at all, I just lost out on the return portion of my travel. I would have been willing to pay a fee to change my return, but not given the opportunity. Had I booked directly with the airline, they would have had no problem making a change. Buyer beware!!! If you don't book directly with an airline, you may suffer the same fate as me! This was an almost $1,300 dollar learning experience. Do not use third party online booking agents! You do not have the same protections as dealing with the airlines directly."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour and nothing to drink was provided."
Pros: "The flight was smooth despite prior warning from the pilot of possible turbulance.The flight attendants were generally friendly and helpful."
Cons: "It was delayed almost half an hour."
Pros: "everything was smooth / great service"
Cons: "AC was too cold for 6am in the morning. very uncomfortable"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "My husband had wheel chair assistance, they crew that handled him were very caring, saw us through. It was a good flight, on both ends. Patricia"
Cons: "We were told there's issue in communicating to the engine and delayed for two hours or more. The staff provided updates periodically but it would be better if the issue could be prevented before boarding. Although it's not expected, I was pretty happy the seat on my left was empty on first plane. On the sub plane they arranged an overweighted guy on my left which made the delay worse as he threw off the strong smell of curry."
Pros: "Efficient. tv on back of screen didn't work"
Cons: "The announcement about turbulence were to much. Could have been way more subtle or shorter"
Pros: "Originally this flight was scheduled to be an 1hr and 17minute flight. It only took 55 minutes from gate to gate. Flight attendant was really friendly, overall a very great experience."
Cons: "The aircraft that was servicing this route was tiny and at times I found it difficult to stand up properly without hitting my head. There was a little chop upon takeoff but besides that everything went smoothly."
Pros: "Captain gave us regular updates"
Cons: "LGA closed for wind. We sat on taxi road for 2 hours. Crew could have served more than water while we waited. No AirCanada's fault but crew should have a plan to serve the snacks/ food if we are sitting for two hours and the total flight time is 1.5 hours."
Pros: "Free snacks , on board entertainment, friendly warm crew."
Cons: "Workers never helped to get us on our flight even though the delay was caused by Air Canada's technology errors. Had to pay $200 for a rebooking fee , rather than accommodating us for Air Canada's error. Highly disappointed after hearing such great things about this airline."
Pros: "The process from start to finish was very well coordinated. Crew kept passengers informed of situation as they arises due to matters beyond their control while maintaining the integrity of Air Canada."
Cons: "The flight was originally delayed by 30 minutes.. reasonable considering the high winds in both NYC and Toronto. Things started going wrong after we boarded the airplane and then were told the flight crew had not yet arrived from LGA. There is simply no excuse for airlines not keeping sufficient standby crew capacity to minimize these issues. This is a clear case of the airline under staffing at the expense of its customers. By the time the flight crew arrived we were just barely able to make the 8:45 wheels up time for our clearance. The flight to LGA was uneventful until we landed. We were then told our gate was occupied by another plane, a delay that was initially forecast to be a few minutes turned into what seemed to be close to an hour. As a result, I arrived home to my Manhattan apartment at least two hours later than I should have. Flight delays happen, I accept them when they are for reasons that cant be avoided... I look for other airlines (such as united) when they occur for entirely preventable reasons and result in back pain from being trapped in an airline seat for 3+ hours instead of the 1hr 15 or so I should have been stuck in the seat."
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant, there was in-flight entertainment, and even refreshments. All 3 of these are rare these days so I was happy about that."
Cons: "There was a delay but that's ok."
Pros: "Once, on board everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Not being made aware of the real departure time ahead of time."
Pros: "Replacement flight was fine but third time original flight in early afternoon to LGA cancelled in the last eighteen months."
Cons: "Flight ac714 was cancelled. Put on AC716 which put me at LGA in evening rush hour."
Pros: "I arrived home safely. I needed"
Cons: "I needed assistance as I have a broken ankle. Waited, waited and waited some more for assistance. Handed off 5 times until I got to the gate. Given a seat first in the exit row and naturally had to have that changed as I could not assist others. Placed even further back in the plane. It took the full three hours plus since deplaning the Austrian Air flight to get to the Air Canada gate."
Pros: "My flight was cancelled suddenly and my luggage are lost. I stayed at the airport until 4.am."
Cons: "Delayed flight rough landing"
Pros: "Comfort, service, flexibility"
Cons: "It was a very hot flight"
Pros: "Crew were great and friendly."
Cons: "Delayed flight. My 3rd delayed flight with Air Canada since July."
Cons: "Don't understand why we were forced to board the plane even though it was clear we couldn't fly out. Sitting in the plane for 3 hours was not fun considering the flight itself is 1 hr!"
Cons: "We were delayed not once, not twice, but 3 times. Changed our gate 3 times. They changed planes twice. Then, only one agent at the gate to do everything!! I will not fly United again unless I have to!!"
Cons: "My flight to Pittsburgh was cancelled and NO attempt to rebook was made by united. No compensation. I had to fly to Cleveland and rent a car for $150 and drive to Pittsburgh. United refused to pay for my rental car. Terrible experience."
Pros: "Flying through the night freed me up the next morning. I'll fly red eye anytime."
Pros: "Everything about my whole trip was amazing"
Cons: "Seats so cramped. Fat person next to me invaded my space in my middle seat"
Pros: "I had not been given a choice of gluten free meal before boarding so I declined the food offered, and the attendant, without my asking her to , went and found something gluten free."
Cons: "The entertainment screen did not work well."
Cons: "When experiencing turbulence, the flight attendant came over the speaker and requested everyone to be seated with their seat belts fastened. A few moments later she came back on reprimanding that "THIS IS NOT A JOKE YOU NEED TO SIT DOWN WITH YOUR SEAT BELTS FASTENED" which was still ok. The third announcement was the one I felt was highly inappropriate when she then stated "I DONT KNOW IF YOUVE BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS LATELY, BUT THERE IS NO WARNING WHEN THE TURBULANCE IS GOING TO GET WORSE" frankly I have been watching the news lately and there is plane CRASHES on the news. My husband is afraid of flying and that announcement was terrifying, even for someone who is not afraid to fly. There has to be some sort of protocol of verbage to use when the turbulance is getting bad, because to insinuate the plane could crash to get your point across is crossing the line. I have been on planes where the turbulance is a lot worse and felt this was really out of line."
Pros: "We got home! After canceled flights on other airlines, United got us home safely. There were delays and turbulence, but we all landed safely."
Cons: "After booking my flight months in advance United change are seating and separated us. Spent hours on the phone with no explanation and no assistance. Didn't even help me upgrade when I was willing to pay for it. The worst of it all was the nonsense that their customer service kept spewing. Brushed and straight up lied to. Will do everything possible to never fly united again"
Cons: "horrible service representative in newark."
Cons: "Flights was delayed and connection was unable to be made. My younger brother is now im limbo in newark nj and is not getting much help at all. Very dissapointed in united. He may have to spend the night in the airport they said. Smh"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Absolutely NO leg space."
Pros: "Easy quick boarding - attendants seemed to watch and keep the misc items from going into the overhead."
Cons: "Being woken up to see if I wanted water or food"
Pros: "nicest flight attendants and very friendly, thoughtful service. thanks for a great flight!"
Cons: "Entertainment Did not work properly."
Pros: "The food was tasty for airline food."
Cons: "The tv on the headrest didn't work."
Cons: "Both flights were late !!!!"
Cons: "Waiting in line for over 3hours to change our flight they have 2 employees for the hall plain it make us very tired. Next time they should be more prepared"
Pros: "Couldn't have asked for more. Quick flight l. Got in early!"
Pros: "Direct flight."
Cons: "Luggage got stuck in plane, 1 1/2 hour wait at carrousel! Newark sucks to get out, took two atemps with 2 GPS and 2 people trying to decifer NJ's crappy road signs!"
Pros: "Flight staff were friendly and accomodating going to destination"
Cons: "Computer system down at check in on return flight but staff at shannon did great job on checking in manually earphones outlet in seat did not work making return flight very long with no entertainment staff were ok"
Cons: "Never want to fly into newark again. Wrong baggage claim 5 advertised and waited till last bags picked up b4 being told oh we made a mistake and its carousel 7. And if the end of the trip wasn't bad enough the beginning was a nightmare at newark with getting there and the security/tsa..Nobody wants to do their job just pass the buck and make it more chaotic. No wonder there were lines wrapping around terminal 3/4 times. I know this is not directly related to airline but since u insist on flying out of newark it is indirectly. They say la guardia is third world well then newark is fourth/fifth world. Chaos absolute chaos. Please god i will never have to fly united /Lufthansa out of newark again."
Pros: "Boarding on time"
Pros: "The smooth ride"
Cons: "Could not cross my legs Not enough room for food and diabetes kit Flight information would not load"
Pros: "It was a quick flight"
Cons: "Crowded not a lot of room"
Pros: "Staff excellent"
Cons: "Passengers space is insanely small, staff work under restrictive conditions"
Pros: "Customer service was amazing, I really enjoyed my journey traveling with United."
Pros: "Awesome flight , great crew, couldn't ask for better"
Pros: "In seat entertainment was pretty good. Food was also surprisingly good, though it would have been nice if bigger. To be fair, it was typical sized for an airline meal."
Cons: "They ran out of wine in economy. I had two tiny cups and then was told they were all out. Seats in economy plus only barely reclined. I just can't sleep on an overnight flight when sitting virtually vertical. I was seated in economy plus so the legroom was reasonable."
Pros: "I was happy to have leg room on this flight. My first one was way too cramp"
Cons: "Why does the crew giving the announcement have to either hell into the microphone or why does the speakers so loud it was deafing!"
Pros: "The seat was comfortable, the plane was new, and staff was friendly."
Cons: "Like others have said, the in-flight entertainment isn't free (even a few channels) so it is pretty useless."
Pros: "The wifi, TV, timeliness of flights, staff."
Cons: "Seat size. Snacks both ways! I need like s snack option "peanuts or granola""
Cons: "Flight was late , and many other issues"
Pros: "I was able to get a seat change so that I had some great leg room."
Cons: "There was no internet or video content without huge fees."
Cons: "United made no accommodation for a late-arriving connecting flight. The United schedule required changing terminals and a race to the next gate -- then closed the doors five minutes early even though there were passengers sprinting from the other terminal to make their connection. They knew the connecting flight had been delayed; they should have waited five minutes to let us on. The result was a nine-hour wait in Newark Airport for the next United flight."
Pros: "Airline attendants were pleasant."
Cons: "No wifi and a very small plane. The plane was also extremely cold. There was very cold air blowing at my feet and I was so cold on the flight I was shivering. I had to lift my feet up or place them under my bag to keep them from being so cold. The Newark airport in terminal A did not have many food options and security did not honor TSA precheck. It was also extremely dirty and poorly organized."
Cons: "Seat could not recline, voucher was only a small fraction of the ticket fare that I paid. This is a business class seat."
Pros: "Friendly and efficient. All went as planned"
Pros: "People only comment to complain. In my case, everything went smoothly and ahead of schedule. The pilots took advantage of tail winds and put us at the gate ten minutes ahead of schedule. The crew was professional, personable and did their best to make everyone as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "A male flight attendant was so rude demanding and yelling at me to take my carry on down because according to him it didn't fit, he didn't even try, I asked him politely if I can give it a try and he responded "you can do whatever you want" with such an attitude!!, of course it did fit perfectly. so racist! Also 5hours flight from LA to Newark and not a single snack not even considered that this was a very early flight in the morning."
Pros: "It's was fine no issues"
Cons: "Too close of a connection flight."
Pros: "The flight attendants were extremely nice."
Cons: "Flight was needlessly delayed. No help given. Horrible."
Pros: "The flight was everything I imagined."
Pros: "I've only used United a handful of times between London and New York. They've been okay. The worst flight was on an older plane that felt like it'd been built in 1975, and the entertainment was rubbish. The staff however are always pleasant and accommodating. Their service was just as good on my heavily delayed return flight, and managed to handle the tired, short fused customers with aplomb. Hats off to them."
Cons: "My return flight from EWR to LHR was delayed by 4.5hours. Initially it was a 20minute delay; then we boarded the plane, only to sit still for an hour due to technical difficulties. Then we were delayed by another 30 minutes. Then we were asked to leave the plane as a replacement jet was required. It was meant to take 15 minutes, when it actually took at least 1.5 hours. It was a 6.10pm flight, and we boarded the new plane at 9.30pm. We eventually jetted off at 10.30pm. I'de received 10 text messages stating each each rescheduled/delayed departure time. Sadly, it's the worst flight I've ever had. I ended up 3.5 hours late for work, missed an important business meeting. Shame."
Pros: "We left on time"
Cons: "No leg room what so ever. I was cramped into my seat. The service was terrible"