|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.|
|February||Most popular time to fly with an average 12% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$954||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "ages they don’t came"
Pros: "Amazing Crew"
Pros: "Food was better than expected, entertainment options were good."
Cons: "If all airlines would just board the people at the back of the plane first, it would go a lot faster."
Pros: "Wi-Fi was great. Watched two movies. Flight was on time and painless"
Cons: "Only complimentary snack was pretzels and only a cup of water."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, but there was clear weather in both Boston and DC. Did not get home until after 1 AM, completely exhausted."
Pros: "No problems. Everything was smooth"
Cons: "Took 35 min to move from the gate with everyone buckled in."
Pros: "The flight attendants were helpful and friendly. Short flight, so seats were good."
Cons: "Food options are generally not good on American Airlines flights. This has been a beef of mine."
Pros: "Nothing really, very upsetting start of a vacation."
Cons: "The layover in Boston was an hour or so, but the miscommunication between American Airlines and Iberia was such, that my luggage never left the US. I am very upset cause Iberia did not even provided any good ground help in Lisbon - Portugal, with the most rude personnel I ever had to deal with that was actually annoyed I was complaining they lost my luggage, they offer no assisatance."
Pros: "What I absolutely adored is that I left my phone in Philly, and the gate agents put it on the next flight up to Boston. I picked it up from American Luggage Services in Boston the next day. Priceless!"
Pros: "Excellent entertainment system, comfortable seating, decent refreshment service for such a short trip."
Cons: "The flight didn't board until an hour and a half after the original scheduled time, and despite boarding quickly, we didn't take off for even longer. Because of the long wait, it would have been nice to have been offered a snack in addition to the beverage that was served during the flight."
Cons: "Had to book a flight to Providence and then rent a car to drive to Boston since there were no other available flights to Boston today."
Pros: "Very comfortable flight. All I did was sleep and watch movies, it was great."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 15 minutes. We had well over an hour to go have dinner, so we did. While we were gone, they moved our flight to another gate and left no sign behind-just an empty gate. Nobody, including AA staff at another counter would tell us whether we missed our flight. A passenger getting on another flight overheard us and told us what happened. When we found the right gate, I told the attendant that they should have left a notice on the digital board at the previous gate. He became very effeminate and gave me a piece of his mind, since he had "personally" made the announcement. It didn't matter to him that we weren't there to hear it. That was our problem. The flight was delayed even longer after we boarded because of a fuel gauge issue, and when a few passengers moved about to use the restroom or get belongings out of their luggage, the female attendant on board scolded everyone like school children. We finally got home, an hour and a half late."
Cons: "AA flights always seem to get delayed. I never fly AA unless I have to."
Cons: "I arrived at the airport 2 hours before my flight as suggested (especially during busy summer travel), boarded the plane, and waited on the plane for about 55 minutes for 4 people who were late to make the flight. This was announced to us as we sat down. I've only ever been late once on a flight (as a teenager) and the plane was still at the terminal but the gate was closed.... I was told there was no way they were opening the doors for me. Since then, I make it a point to be early and if necessary, have plenty of time between connections because of delays. I was shocked waiting almost the same time as the length of the flight for a few people who were late. They could have been placed on a later flight (I saw there were plenty of flights). Also, why trouble the majority of travelers for a small minority? I haven't flown American in a while because of other past experiences and spent a lot of time looking at delay history for this particular flight before giving AA another try. I am once again reminded of why I avoid traveling AA and why other people speak poorly of it. PS In the future, give travelers timely, honest updates so that people aren't siting in their seats staring at the door for an hour waiting for someone to walk in so we can take off. I don't know who these people were, how they were connected, and what kind of money they paid you guys but it was all around unprofessional. I know I wasn't the only unhappy traveler. Please get your act together American, you used to be great."
Pros: "The entertainment selection was nice"
Cons: "The plane rides were both extremely hot and uncomfortable. I was sweating profusely on both flights."
Pros: "Was able to switch to a different flight as a standby"
Cons: "The 7:00 flight was delayed for an hour and then delayed for another 2. Meanwhile, the 8:00 flight was called for boarding. It was very frustrating. Those of us who got in line quickly were able to fly standby on the 8:00 flight. I felt the airline did not treat us honestly. I believe the reasons for the delays were known long before the delays were communicated to passengers. (For example, there was a new delay announcement at 8:00 for a flight scheduled to leave at 7:58). Had we been informed earlier, people could have made alternate plans if they wanted to do so (e.g. Rent a car or reschedule for the next day.)"
Pros: "great crew comfortable plane"
Pros: "It was a direct flight"
Cons: "Even with being checked in, the line was so long to check bags, it took over an hour. I had to run to catch my flight. Several people missed their flight. It was an 8 hour flight, with cramped seating, no internet, no TV. They ran out of meals with exception of vegetarian."
Cons: "Booked Brittish Air. Got switched to American. Have flown both in the past & would NOT have chosen American. Now, we will not choose Brittish Air either, as we can't be sure we are really going to get the high quality of Brittish air or substandard American Airlines."
Cons: "When we got off the plane in LA from Sydney they told us our flight to Boston was cancelled, and the next avail option home was in 12 hours. We spent two hours with them and on the phone trying to work out different options to get home sooner, when they brought the flight back again, cancelled it again and then eventually brought it back. The customer service agent on the phone said the flight was on, while the agent on the ground said it was cancelled. They were all confused. Caused an unnecessary amount of stress and work. Would make me think twice about ever flying with American again"
Pros: "Crew were very helpful and responsive. Request for extra water/drink met quickly. Entertainment options functional but limited."
Cons: "Exchange students returning home to France were more interested in sitting with their friends than sitting in their assigned seats. As a result, our (2) originally selected, opposing seats on the aisle were not available without a fight--which we declined to enter into--and settled instead for an aisle seat and an adjacent center seat."
Cons: "Pandamonium boarding process. If you're traveling with elderly, you need to pay for priority boarding to help them get on the plane at a pace they can sustain. There was a bad sewage smell on the plane. No in-flight entertainment, not even music. Very unfriendly gate agents; won't even acknowledge your alive as they take your boarding pass. I hate flying American Airlines. Flying is lousy these days. American takes it to a new level."
Cons: "A very rude flight attendant. I think her name is Anna. Very unpleasant, should not be employed in service or hospitality industry."
Pros: "nice people"
Cons: "cramped seats, lousy snacks"
Cons: "Flight was on Tarmac for an extended period of time without any explanation from the crew. The baggage claim was disorganized and took a long time to get luggage."
Pros: "Low price"
Cons: "My seat had a broken entertainment console. Flight crew was indifferent and would not collect my trash (drink cup, purchased food box) for almost two hours. the purchased food, vege chips and hummus, was skimpy and outrageously priced. I feel their attitude toward me was the same as a passenger gets on the average subway car."
Pros: "The crew on board were incredibly kind and sweet"
Cons: "The crew at the gate seemed a bit short and flustered. The gate area was chaotic and crowded. Not a good way to go into a red eye flight."
Pros: "Nothing, absolutely nothing...this was a disgusting experience"
Cons: "Absolutely the worst flying experience of my entire life, it is dispicable that American Airlines can get away with treating humans like this. They never got me home, and refused to refund my for my trip..absolutely dispicable, I am never flying AA again and I am NEVER using KAYAK again for doing business with such a revolting company, this is the last dollar of mine either one will ever see!"
Pros: "Business Class seat"
Cons: "People using forward lavs"
Cons: "Packed light with no toiletries in our carry on to avoid having to go to baggage claim. They announced anyone in groups 3 or 4 had to check their bags. We checked our bag, boarded the plane, and there was PLENTY of overhead space. Wasted 35 minutes at baggage claim."
Pros: "Arranging wheelchair for my husband in Boston. Changing from row 23 to row 7 for easier access. Pleasant personnel."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, esp. the backs. The delays, which got us in over an hour late."
Pros: "Rough landing"
Pros: "The crew was excellent and the process was quick."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that the flight was supposed to be an 1 hr and ended up being 2 hours & 20 min"
Cons: "Not their fault, but stuck on plane in NY because boston was having weather. Just felt like we could have been informed sooner than we were."
Pros: "My original flight was canceled and booking agent was able to get me on the earlier flight."
Cons: "Stewardesses did not pick up trash near the end of the flight. I had to hold it until we landed."
Pros: "Awesome crew, great food, landed early!"
Cons: "No personal entertainment centers for individual passengers."
Pros: "comfortable plane, outlets"
Cons: "major delays, got incorrect information from gate attendants several times."
Pros: "The new Airbus A321T is so roomy and comfortable. You feel as if you have your own room, not just a seat."
Cons: "Wish it had been a longer flight! It was perfect in every way."
Cons: "Have they made the seats shorter and narrower? I op t ed for exit and extended legroom seating and I still felt cramped and constrained."
Cons: "Cabin pressure - my ears hurt so bad, I was crying. Did not experience that on the United flight down."
Pros: "Flight was easy. Attendants were OK"
Cons: "No funeral clothes.Daily medication lost.SO MAD"
Pros: "Assigned seating"
Cons: "Crew was salty"
Pros: "Having had a rough day of 10 hours of travel, arrived at Ticket booth to check in when I DROPPED MY HOT SOUP!! Mr. SAM B Told me not to worry, have a seat and proceeded to buy me another cup of soup and gave me a GIANT hug!! It's an understatement to say he surpassed my service expectations! he should be commended. This random act of service and kindness was witnessed by many other passengers. I"
Pros: "Boston is beutifull and cool in summer."
Cons: "Charlotte airport is way to small and smells bad. Very crowded. Distance between seats on tha plane is too small. Killing my knees."
Pros: "Standard flight"
Cons: "1 hour delay with everyone in the plane. They claimed the mechanics were waiting for a "piece". Shouldnt they check the plane before the people get on board?"
Cons: "My flight was delayed due to error at the airport"
Pros: "Fast and simple. Polite personnel."
Cons: "No cranapple juice"
Pros: "It got me there in good time once it was in the air."
Cons: "The flight departed about an hour an a half late, no fault of the airline I suppose. But there was some turbulence on a part of the trip. The flight attendendants were given the nod to start serving but by the time they got up the flight was on its glide path down. So we had the whole wait time and flight with no refreshments."
Pros: "amazing crew, very clean"
Pros: "Efficient and professional staff"
Pros: "It was a regular nothing different flight then what was expected."
Cons: "Need to develop the entertainment system to become at least minimumuly adequate. I have learned to treat these flights as buses in the air."
Cons: "It began going downhill at the United Lounge, where I put two chairs together to get a little sleep since my flight was scheduled to leave at 12:30am. I was summarily woken up and told that it wasn't appropriate to sleep in a lounge. I complained at the front-desk (politely) and was told ... "This is a lounge". Oh and yes, the Wifi wouldn't connect and the food was stale ... so I left, and found a very nice sofa in the concourse. On the flight, service was non-existent, whoever was in the galley was clattering things about, despite the fact that this is a short red-eye flight ... the coffee was awful. The steward forgot to give me my coat and I had to ask twice AFTER we landed and were leaving the plane to get it. By contrast, Lufthansa has daybeds and a special quiet area to snooze, and offer pillows and blankets. Clearly, the Germans are louche compared to Americans."
Pros: "i hated the expirience i would request a refund they charged me 250 $ for a 1 hour flight and got me there after 5 hours"
Cons: "i hated the experience i would request a refund they charged me 250 $ for a 1 hour flight and got me there after 5 hours"
Pros: "A competent cross country flight."
Cons: "Very cramped. Having 2 aisles did help."
Cons: "All of the restaurants in the airport have changed to this "high-end" bistros. No fast food anywhere except the premade wraps and stuff at the kiosks. If you need food fast don't try to sit down and eat. My sandwich took 30 minutes to come out. Food was ok."
Pros: "The check in was great. The staff was very helpful."
Cons: "The plane was very small and hot. There was no space for even my legs."
Pros: "Movie deal was enjoyable. But a tough week for the friendly skies!"
Cons: "Mechanical caused me to miss my connection. Exterior of 777 had paint peeling off the fuselage, which is a bad sign. Plane needs an overhaul"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, inefficient food service and pricey, and entertainment is a rip off."
Pros: "Crew was efficient and professional while being very congenial."
Cons: "Seats would't recline due to the emergency exit behind my row."
Pros: "not a damn thing"
Cons: "Weather delays are a typical part of travel. What's not typical are 5+ hour delays and sitting on the tarmac and watching your connection take off without you. First Class seats morphed into Economy center seats the next day, with nary a hotel room in sight. Thanks for nothing."
Cons: "Great employees!"
Pros: "Dependable, fast, clean"
Pros: "Clean plan and ok seats"
Cons: "No entertainment, no wifi available, checked carry-on bag because they said there was no room, which was not true, boarded plane late which delayed the filght by 20min for no apparent reason... Crew was not friendly and did not follow captains orders when we hit turbulence as some members would not remain seated which lead to head crew member to make a public announcement to the crew to remain seated and follow captains orders."
Pros: "I like that the flight was quick!"
Cons: "2 babies were on board. Cute but screamed the whole time! Not pleasant at all!! When booking passengers should be able to view if another passenger with baby will be on board!"
Cons: "Just got off a SF to Boston flight on a new looking 737. It was the worst, most uncomfortable flight experience of my long life. The seats are narrow to the extreme (BTY, my doctor tells me I'm under weight for my 5/7 frame), and the leg room is practically non existent. You can't stand up if the person in front of you has their seat inclined. Shame on you United for packing us in this tight. There are tv screens on the back of the seats but you have to pay for tv and movies, unlike JetBlue, where tv is free. It would at least have been nice to have the flight path shown at no cost."
Pros: "Boarding was easy and fast. Flight crew friendly."
Cons: "Being stuck in airspace for an hour. Caused our flight to land late, making me late for a meeting."
Pros: "The crew was great. The flight was better than the outgoing leg because of the different aircraft and the crew."
Cons: "The seats were too tight as usual. Too many people for a small space."
Pros: "a complete circus~! Reservations were messed up by someone and caused me to miss my direct flight. Overbooked."
Cons: "I am very sick man. Airline was supposed to have wheelchair waiting for me. They didn't at departure or arrival. I almost missed my flight waiting for it so I just walked. Which almost killed me. I have doctors appointment tomorrow. Very awful airline"
Pros: "There was not one glimpse of positive in this experience."
Cons: "Upon arrival to Newark there was no gate agent available to check in with for the first two hours of the delay. In the air there was no food or drink service. The plane loaded at 1230 but did not push back from the gate for almost another hour. Upon arrival in Boston we spent near another hour on the tarmack waiting for a gate free up with very little comunication. I got to Boston 5 hours after I had intended to with no ability to give my rid from the airport any info for when I would be getting off the plane. The whole time dance moms rotated between a different show but must have come on 3 times with no ability to shut the screen off and take a nap. No compensation was offered in any way."
Pros: "Good flight arrived early and upgrade available"
Pros: "Someone stole my seat and asked me to sit in theirs, but ended up being a window seat!"
Pros: "This was the final leg of my flight. At this point I just wanted to be home."
Cons: "Their was no food or entertainment in this flight. I would rather of not connected home they Chicago being that the trip was Boston to Cancun it made for a cumbersome travel and would avoid it in the future."
Cons: "It was 4 hours late."
Pros: "The pilot was great. Understanding that all passengers were tired with traveling and the flight delayed he did everything he could to get us to our destination quickly and safely. I could tell he was excellent at his profession. Kudos to all the flight staff!"
Cons: "I was most upset that a bottle of tequila I bought in the duty free store in the cancun airport was confiscated by tsa in Houston. I know this was not united's fault but perhaps my discontent can be forwarded to the proper people. I went through all the correct procedures to transport this via a connecting flight and through no fault of my own had it taken from me. It seems like sort of a scam that travelers are told they can purchase these items and legally transport them home only to have them not make it through security at the connecting airport. I was not the only one this happened to. Bad form!"
Pros: "the flight was very short"
Cons: "DID NOT like the way the boarding attendant treated me!!!"
Cons: "The Houston crew didn't show up for work, so my flight was canceled and rescheduled for a full 24 hours later making me late for work by a day and costing me over $400."
Pros: "Thank You. Everything was great!"
Cons: "I feel bad for marking Food and Entertainment as poor; however, they were really both "not applicable". Please add another column. I'm sure the review will look much better :-)"
Pros: "This was a 4 hour flight. A TV would have been nice."
Pros: "United airlines reasonable rates And sevices"
Cons: "The delays was awful I'm disabled wasn't offered no assistant to get from one terminal to the next because your flight delays we waited 3hours to go from Chicago to Boston then get on plane and wasn't offered but a swallow of soda that was poured out of a twelve ounce can split between three customers And I'm diabetic my sugar was low because the unexpected delay So that made a perfectly good trip awful"
Pros: "Space was cramped, crew inattentive, coffee was undrinkable and tv would not turn off or play movies."
Cons: "See above. Will try to avoid United in the future."
Cons: "Our flight to San Francisco was canceled"
Pros: "Free direct TV was a bonus. We appreciated the extra space in the United plus seating (which does cost quite a bit extra)."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable. Good choices were VERY limited in United Bistro. No good options for people that are sensitive to spicy foods."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Baggage was not assigned a carrousel. After asking where it will show up, I received a verbal carrousel assignment. Almost a hour after landing, no baggage showed up. We finally found it at the unclaimed baggage."
Cons: "In front of the exit row so weren't able to recline seats"
Pros: "The cabin and crew were very nice up in 1st class. The food and drinks were served on time and in a timely manner"
Cons: "Plane was delayed numerous times before it was allowed to take off. I ended up being late by 2 hours."
Pros: "Flight was on time, crew was great."
Cons: "The temperature was uncomfortable, air was hot, not cool. Thought the plane had a wifi sticker on the outside of the plane the plane didn't actually have wifi."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Pros: "Even though the flight left 3 hrs late it was very nice...I still think you should offer free Wi-Fi. ..and it wss nice that the food and beverages were free because we where late..Thank you"
Pros: "Not overcrowded"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. No power outlets"
Cons: "This flight was cancelled and I was given no notification. I was only told once I got to the airport. Luckily the staff member I spoke with at checkin was helpful and put me on another airline, but only after she tried to tell me they'd sent an email and said there were no flights til the following day. I had to explain that I hadnt been notified, had taken off work, had just taken a cab there, was 2 hrs early, and due to the nature of my trip not able to leave the following day. Though she was very helpful I feel it was luck and the nature of using a small airport, not something I can expect. Either way I shouldn't have to explain and insist when it was clearly the airline's mistake. When I later checked my email I actually had never recieved a cancellation email, just an email saying cancellation was possible. Overall another bad experience with United. Flew American Airlines and was happy with the flight."
Cons: "I have handicape son and they didnt give seat together"
Pros: "Reasonable amount of leg room. Much better that the flight out, during which all passengers were squashed in like sardines (and I'm a short, small-boned person). United should stick with this model plane and sell the other one for scrap."
Cons: "Complete and total lack of food on a 5+ hour flight."
Cons: "No food provided at all. Sound was painfully loud over speakers during safety video. No way to turn off TVs permanently - kept coming back on with advertisements. Did not have enough room for all carry-on bags on board. Was delayed and no notification given to passengers."
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "This was the first time my 19 month old had flown and it was a pleasant experience over all. I asked if the had a spot with an open seat next to it and they moved me so that he has more to wiggle."
Pros: "It's always great when the plane is not full and you have some extra room."
Cons: "I do wish that the plane companies would start to serve some type of food during a three hour flight."