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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "Nothing to speak of."
Pros: "The ample legroom and comfortable cushiony seats."
Cons: "The delay in the flight."
Pros: "Nice ground personnel in San Juan as well as flight attendants."
Pros: "Crew efficient, polite, & communicative. Array of tv channels allowed me to watch football while our departure was delayed."
Cons: "Mechanical problems delayed our departure."
Pros: "Boarded early, plenty of leg room, delicious in-flight free beverages & snacks, arrived at DCA 27 min early. My wife had a panic attack and the two stewardesses took great care of her and calmed her down. Despite my wife's condition, the stewardesses took great care of the rest of the passengers, too. We've flown JetBlue to Puerto Rico and loved the service. My adult son is a fan of JetBlue."
Pros: "The fly-fi worked very well."
Cons: "The "tv" didn't work - One of the things I like about Jet Blue"
Pros: "Everything was smooth and went as desired. All staff pleasant and helpful. Kept informed every step of the way. Airplane comfy and clean."
Pros: "Same coments as above,,except plane left on time."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Pros: "Landed much earlier than expected!"
Pros: "The pilot made up time after taking off late, the coffe and popcorn was good"
Cons: "The cabin crew seemed to do nothing but try and sell you stuff from blankets, credit cards, lunch boxes they spent a lot of the flight just trying to get you to buy stuff. When we landed we landed so fast the pilot had to brake very hard that life jackets came out of the pockets under the seats."
Pros: "Flight was pretty seamless, lots of room."
Cons: "Nothing bad to say"
Pros: "Loved the live TV and spacious room between seats."
Cons: "I didn’t like the weather delay but that’s not JetBlue’s fault."
Pros: "On time take off, nice flight attendants, on time arrival."
Cons: "The entertainment system stopped working about 10 minutes before take off and never came back up."
Pros: "On time. Very organized. Great price."
Cons: "They cancel the flight. And they say they trying to help ppl to evacuate Florida"
Pros: "The staff were sweet and knowledgeable."
Cons: "Due to hurricane Irma, people are flooding out of Florida like rats on a sinking ship. So, the security checkpoint is an absolute mess. Meanwhile, the trains at MCO are malfunctioning badly as they chaotically try to replace them. The boarding agent acknowledged these issues as she explained to me and 5 other people that we couldn't get on the plane that wasn't scheduled to leave for 12 more minutes. Finally, thank God, a supervisor arrived and called the captain of the plane who subsequently let us board. Completely unnecessary situation. Very disappointed."
Pros: "The crew smiled and helped me with things I need patiently. The pilot also greeted us on the way out."
Cons: "Weren't a lot of healthier snack choices other than the colorful sweet potato chips. I tried Skeex but it wasn't good. I suggest peanuts/nuts, raisins or something else that are better for our health. The chocolate chip cookie is a keeper though! Thank you."
Pros: "Comfort Price"
Pros: "Was great on time, friendly staff and snacks"
Pros: "JetBlue is usually great and this flight was no exception. I always check-in from home and love how easy they make it. I also sign up for the sms updates and they communicate well that way."
Cons: "But.... being delayed three times on a flight where I was literally jumping off the plane and going straight to a viewing... Not great. At least they had a bar in front of the gate so I could try to relax with ridiculously overpriced drinks. I notice they have a bar at the DCA to FLL gate in DC too. Nice work, JetBlue. Mostly..."
Pros: "Clean restroom"
Cons: "Polite flight attendant"
Pros: "first of all, the flight attendants were SO friendly, especially compared to United and American Airlines. and FREE WIFI! oh and real snacks not shitty snack mix that United gives. OH and the boarding process! thank you for COMMON SENSE, board the back of the plane first!!!! overall i am very happy with the experience. the economy seats gave as much leg room as the economy plus on United. as you can tell I hate united and have been flying with them a long time."
Cons: "the plane i was on was a little older model but it really wasn't bad plus there was still free wifi so no complaints. only plus i could say for improvement would be power between seats, even if it's just a USB port :)"
Pros: "Landed exactly on time!"
Cons: "TV's didn't work at all. Hot tea tasted terrible, were you using Boston Harbor water?"
Pros: "Direct TV...during the entire flight!! I usually fly SW because of the no baggage fee. On this particular trip, I was able to send my bags w/ my sister b/c she drove to Orlando and back to VA."
Cons: "It would be nice if JB included 1 checked bag w/o a fee. However, I did enjoy the fact that I had DirectTV to watch and it wasn't a really big plane. I liked the aisle and window seat options."
Cons: "I came 40min prior to my flight and found out that it was too late to check in my bag. I rescheduled my flight for $50 fee to make sure I get in in time for my meeting. When I went inside, I found out that my original flight got delayed and was leaving only 15min earlier than my new flight, which then got delayed for another 45min...disaster. Essentially, I paid extra $50 for nothing. In fact, I would have been on my original flight and gotten to my meeting in time had they not had you are on your own attittude toward customers."
Pros: "We had terrible delays and very little transparency in regards to what was going on with the flight. We were stuff on TARMAC without warning for much longer than expected. Overall it took me longer to get from Boston to DC than it took me to get from Spain to Boston. Unacceptable."
Pros: "more leg space liked loading from the back to the front of the plane."
Cons: "late departure."
Pros: "The plane arrived safely in DC."
Cons: "I didn't like that the flight was delayed but it's understandable."
Pros: "The entertainment aboard"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 45 min,Weather was fine:("
Cons: "All overnight flights should include pillows and blankets. (without paying extra cost) I even paid for upgraded seats and pillows/blankets were not included. Eyemasks and earplugs are provided, which is ridiculous. I can easily pack those. Traveling with bulky pillows and blankets just to be able to sleep is crazy. No meals on Jetblue, even on international flights. All other airlines from US to LIma have meal service. No entertainment on international flights All other airlines from US have movies, games or free onboard WIFI. Seats have very little recline so your head falls forward if you try to relax. The headrest is not adjustable for height or side to side support. The benefit of having extra leg room is offset by the fact that you have to bring pillows, blankets, food and entertainment. The value is not there. The rates I paid were comparable to other US airlines flying the same route."
Pros: "Free in flight wifi is great. Crews are very friendl"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3.5 hours. JetBlue did provide $75 voucher but a delay of this magnitude was a major inconvenience. JetBlue poorly communicated the situation."
Cons: "I think JetBlue is starting to slip. Our flight was first delayed an more than an hour due to weather. That is understandable. But, then, after we boarded, we continued to sit at the gate. After a half hour or more, the pilot finally informed us that there were problems with the plane's communications system. They called maintenance. After another half hour or more, we were told we had to get off the plane so they could restart the entire plane. After an hour or so at the gate, we were told the problem had been fixed and we could reboard. We were nearly 5 hours late, much of it due to a maintenance problem. This is the second time this month that I've endured substantial delays on JetBlue due to maintenance problems."
Pros: "Snacks are always great."
Cons: "Service could've been a little bit better. Wasn't terrible, just wasn't legendary."
Pros: "JetBlue has leg room appropriate for adult humans. AA and UA imprison you in spaces so small you suffer actual damage to your body."
Cons: "There was a maintenance delay that lasted 5 hours and we couldn't change flights because we had a checked bag"
Pros: "Wheelchair service and an offer to put me closer. To the front ."
Pros: "Fast boarding, excellent costumer service."
Pros: "Easy boarding. Fast. On time or even early arrival. No hassle"
Cons: "No movies on less than a two hour flight. Only options for drinks were coffee water and OJ. Was hoping for a tea"
Pros: "I had to change my return flight from JAX (which was handling fairly easily) due to a family funeral. We upgraded our seats to the bulkhead (row 1) and while the leg room was OK, it wasn't exactly what I expected. We did get early boarding. The pilot spoke to us clearly and explained the delay, etc. (due to weather)."
Cons: "The Internet was barely working (and I count on that during a flight). The sound was terrible for the video/audio (using my own headphones). My biggest issue was that my boarding pass on the app was incorrect -- I changed my flight from May 17 to May 22 but the boarding pass still said may 17, so I had to get a paper pass from the ticket counter. This was after I called JetBlue, and they supposedly fixed the problem. The flight was extremely bumpy, the entire way. All this after a 1 hour delay for the flight. Thankfully, we had no connections."
Pros: "Excellent service throughout."
Cons: "I was in row 4 and overhead storage was full before I boarded so I had to gate check my bag. This was unfortunate."
Pros: "The plane was clean, the pilots did a great job in iffy weather. Jet Blue is my go to for this route—they seem to be trying more than some competitors."
Cons: "Seats are too small to be comfortable, and I'm an average sized guy. The overhead compartments are a joke when it comes to boarding."
Pros: "On time. Courteous and friendly crew."
Pros: "Loved the movie/TV screen"
Pros: "$100 credit from Jetblue to all passengers on this fiasco."
Cons: "Extra long delay with little information, getting home at 2am instead of 10pm, entertainment system not working on plane."
Cons: "We were not allowed to check my bag in line 2 hours early. Time listed on e boarding pass was at gate but we were in line 2 hours early and not alerted to get put ahead in lines. Misleading us and 3 others we knew of to not allowed to check bags or go to gate. Had to rebook next available 1 1/2 days later."
Pros: "Every thing was very good"
Pros: "Seating was comfortable. A meal was offered."
Cons: "Flight attendants could be friendlier."
Pros: "El entretenimiento es siempre bueno en Avianca y volvieron las cobijas en los vuelos largos!!!"
Cons: "Entiendo que bajen la cantidad y calidad de comida por costos, pero que las auxiliares de vuelo dejen la cabina económica sola, con una botella de agua y unos vasos atrás durante más de tres horas, no tiene presentación. Si no quieren volver a dar maní o algo para picar en caso de necesidad, ok, pero vendan aunque sea!! Un vuelo de 6 horas con un yogurt y un cereal mini es invivible"
Pros: "Perfect trip"
Pros: "The seats were spacious and comfortable."
Cons: "My Avianca flights in both directions were some of the slowest boarding experiences I’ve ever had. Ten minutes after boarding time for this flight they changed the gate to across the terminal"
Pros: "I don t know what hapen with Avianca. The Atencion in bussines Class is bad and the food is to poor"
Cons: "I would have appreciated some better communication (also in English) about the turbulence throughout the flight -- this starts with the pilot. How long to expect these pockets to last, etc. It's quite unnerving and uncomfortable to have the turbulence."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "More water offered during trip"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "There was not enough room to put the carrion bag in the compartments"
Pros: "Great flight on time and service was awesome"
Pros: "Could have used a few more movie options, but entertainment system was nice. Like the seat., was comfortable."
Cons: "Food wasnt bad, but could have been better."
Cons: "Would give 0 stars if possible."
Cons: "I was completely rerouted at the last minute to take 3 flights instead of just one and completely missed all of my other connections. Avianca forced to to travel for over 36 hours and continued to have all of my rerouted flights delayed. It was the worst travel experience of my life and i received no help or compensation for missing all of my other flights. All thy gave me was one stale muffin. I will never fly with this airline again."
Pros: "Excellent service. I difiniitely vill fly with Aviaca. Thanks!!!"
Cons: "the flight had a 3 hours dwlate."
Cons: "Flight was changed last minute and there were no other flights available for 6 days"
Cons: "The audio/video was broken. TVs were fuzzy and audio was horrible. Fuzzy white noise mixed with random sound. Tried personal and Avianca head phones...same result."
Pros: "Easy flight to Dulles. It's always nice to be fed too. Professional flight attendants."
Cons: "Everything was fine. No complaints."
Pros: "El servicio."
Cons: "El avion no era internacional, sin embargo, era por las huelgas de los pilotos."
Pros: "No dislikes"
Cons: "Everything. Arrived 15 min earlier while departed 15 minutes late"
Pros: "I love Avianca, I wish I could fly everywhere I go with them"
Cons: "They always seem to misplace my miles information. I had to get a new card even though I have traveled with them FOY MANY YEARS!!"
Pros: "Due to their overbooking I was almost foreced to stay, I was told that I was travelling at my own risk: please give me a break!"
Cons: "The pushy attitude of the check in hostesses"
Cons: "The flight did not happen because you referred me to Webjet. My meeting was rescheduled and I cancelled within 24 hours however Webjet charged me $450 to rebook. I will not be using Kayak or Webjet again."
Cons: "Did not fly as scheduled - still in Bogota"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Again they boarded he plane before door was open only thisntime it was even colder in Bogota AND it was 7:30 in the morning. Again crew was rude. Didn't clear off food items."
Pros: "I liked everything except the food."
Cons: "There were no vegetarian options for meals"
Pros: "Among the three flights, this was the best one! Thank you!"
Pros: "CABIN GOOD SERVICE, STAFF VERY KIND ALWAYS SMILING. ON TIME."
Pros: "The crew could be a little more attentive."
Pros: "The food was OK and the staff was nice"
Cons: "It wasn't comfortable at all. The headphones didn't work so I couldn't listen to any movies"
Pros: "Service was great"
Pros: "Monitor does not work properly"
Cons: "The screen in my daughter's seat did not work for the entire duration of the flight. It is the second time that something similar happens to my family or me while flying in this airline in the last two months."
Cons: "Bad customer services. My entertainment system was not working so, I called the flight attendant. They were chatting inside the kitchen and one of them responded after 15-17 minutes telling me that someone will reset my monitor... never happened."
Pros: "There was nothing exceptional on Avianca's service on this service."
Cons: "Flight was delayed to perform some last minute maintenance work and crew wasn't very organized during the boarding procedures."
Pros: "Pablo Goron"
Cons: "One of my suitcases didn't make it to my final destination and was found still in Bogota a day later making my arrival home very stressful and upsetting. I had medicine and important items in my suitcase and could only retrieve them 2 days later."
Cons: "No meal served"
Cons: "First plane, small. Food"
Cons: "We had to take a bus to reach the plane."
Pros: "It is super comfortable and the entertainment is great!"
Cons: "The food didn't taste great. It seems to be a general problem with Avianca pilots but usually the take-off and landings are bad. You will usually hear people say "aaaaah" during landing just because the pilots depart waaay to fast."
Pros: "Everything was easy, clean and an overall great experience. I will def be using this airline again. Highly recommend."
Pros: "great staff and airline"
Cons: "toilet was broken."
Pros: "The flight departed on time, in-service food (not as expected flying economy), arrived on time to IAD. Overall: good."
Cons: "The food."
Cons: "No comments"
Pros: "I was able to stay in an aisle seat. The flighd didn't have much turbulence. The landing was very smooth."
Cons: "Flight atendants weren't much friendly. Boarding process took a lot of time to complete and during this time it was warm inside the airplane."
Pros: "Excellent service and time"
Pros: "The quick boarding"
Cons: "The food still not good, even that is a short flight Copa should choose another kind of plane because the Embraiber is a very small plane for comfort"
Cons: "Boarding lines are awful"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Initially separated from my minor child and had to change seats. Also, my tweezers were taken away."
Pros: "The service was good, and food tasty. Legspace was good."
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "Crowded lounge in Panama with no fooe."
Pros: "free wine"
Cons: "seat didn’t recline due to exit row"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine. Good entertainment, in seat options and decent food."
Cons: "There is a second security check point right before you enter the gate area and you can't take any food or drink it which includes water. That made for a long wait with nothing to drink and once on board there was no extra water service."
Cons: "Flight delayed 2 hrs, no details on change of gate, not listed on screens around airport and then over sold and two people had to get off. Absolute shambles"
Pros: "The crew attention"
Cons: "The very ugliest seats. The last ones don't go back to sleep."
Cons: "I cant say that it was good since i didnt take the flight. I had to make a change so it was cheaper to just fly with some one else rather then pay to make a change with Copa. On the way down it was not that bad. I was just not happy with the change price but it is what it is."
Pros: "EVERything was perfect. The only thig is to uodate the movies selection. Def will travel again with copa"
Cons: "1. The flight departed two hours late. The airline offered no explanation or apology. We wound up landing in Washington at 2:00 a.m. 2. Boarding in Panama was chaotic. There was no P.A. system, so we had to strain to hear the shouting airline employees. 3. There were no individual entertainment monitors. There were screens that dropped down about every five rows. All passengers would have to watch the one movie selected by the airline. I was so far from the nearest screen that I could barely see it. 4. The food was awful. 5. The seats were very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Flight was good...ease of making reservations...choices and time available"
Cons: "not much to say here"
Cons: "The boarding and departure took extremely long. I understand that there was a Power outage the day prior to this flight and that this cause major delays and issues throughout the following days."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."
Pros: "We liked everything. It was short but great."
Cons: ". The tem let me wait for ever in something I wanted to ask as a favor they said wait a second and never come back to ask what did I need."
Cons: "My mom had wheelchair service and the person who take care of the put her on lines fir two hours and she missed the flight connection. Even do she showed him several times the boarding pass fir the next flight. And then set her on the wrong area."
Cons: "There needs to be some snack options in business class after the light meal."
Pros: "The crew was extremely friendly, one of the friendlier crews I've flown with lately. Lots of leg room"
Cons: "Seats comfortable, but planes are old and outdated"
Pros: "The crew was extremely friendly, one of the friendlier crews I've flown with lately. Lots of leg room"
Cons: "Planes are old and outdated, no entertainment for medium/longer-haul flights"
Pros: "All the standard Star Alliance greatness."
Cons: "On my return flight we were searched again in Panama City for our connection to the US, and any liquids (even though they were purchased after security screening) were thrown in the trash. I don't actually know if this is a Copa policy, or a Panamanian airport security policy, but it makes NO SENSE! All liquids sold past security have been screened. There is no reason to toss out my bottle of water that I over-paid for in the little airport convenience store."
Pros: "everything was great."
Cons: "the AC on the Guatemalan Airport"
Pros: "The personnel from check-in to the plane are friendly and professional."
Cons: "At check-in the line is longer and slower moving than necessary because there are not enough agents attending."
Pros: "The crew is attentive and they all have an excellent disposition"
Cons: "Check-in is slow because there are not enough agents attending this process. So when one person has a complication, the line is held up a bit too much. Boarding is not as organized as it should be. On-board entertainment system is not very good at all."
Pros: "The movies and the crew were very friendly."
Cons: "The waiting on the departure of the plane"
Cons: "Took off an hour late for no reason. Just sat on the runway watching planes take off. Made us not arrive back in DC until after 2am."
Pros: "Love it great service great flight"
Cons: "Not only they do not offer gluten free menu, but they didn't have the fruit plate I asked for. They gave me the regular food and I ate only the salad. It was the worst stomachache of my life. The flight seemed eternal. The crew did absolutely nothing! It was the worst flight ever."
Cons: "Security at the gate was an annoyance. We could not bring on drinks we had previously purchased after clearing security. We could not figure out how to transport liquor we would have liked to have purchased at Lima duty free shop through Panama and on to US. Prefer when individual TV sets are available. The meal was light, could have been more substantial."
Cons: "The cabin was too cold.....and we had at least three different departure gates"
Pros: "Food was provided."
Cons: "Took off late."
Cons: "The fact that we were delayed for 2.5 hrs. But that was the act of God."
Pros: "I was pleased with everything"
Cons: "Everything was good!"
Cons: "Boarding at Panama was a mess. Completely disorganized chaos. So bad on the other end there were immigration people screaming at the crew "Copa - help your passengers a little"."
Pros: "The food on the flight was great. It's also nice to be able to recline the chairs so far."
Cons: "The flight was packed full. Even though the chairs recline very far, that means you lose a lot of leg space when the person in front of you reclines. And there is also not very much leg room to begin with. The chairs are outdated (not nice fabric). Also, when the person ahead of you reclines their chair, you have to be very forceful in order to stow your tray table - it's actually a total design flaw. We got very mean looks from the women in front of us because we had to shake their chair so much in order to put away our tray tables. The air conditioning barely came out of the vent above my head, and the vent above my boyfriend's head was smashed completely so there was no air coming out of his at all. The flight was hot, and he was actually sweating."
Cons: "This was fine because it was a United flight"
Pros: "No turbulence, on time, empty middle seat, two good free movies, good free lunch - after fifty years, the perfect flight!!"
Cons: "Had to have a second security check near gate and then no access to water fountains or bathrooms - fortunately did not need either"
Pros: "flight left on time, transfer time in panama was short. panama is a good place to switch planes cause tjey dont make you go through security check again"
Cons: "they didnt have screens on seats"
Pros: "The precision of the fligths."
Cons: "The fact that they didn't give help and assistance to my mother."
Pros: "comfortable boarding, on time"
Cons: "The Service was horrible! The crew doesn't have manners ! They need to be trained on customer service at list ones!"
Pros: "todo fue muy bueno el viaje y las atenciones que nos dieron.."
Cons: "que los aviones que me tocaron abordar no tenían nada para entretenerse"
Pros: "Copa is exceptional with staying on time. On board food and service also always good."
Cons: "Missleading information from COPA personnel at JFK Airport about to claim the luggage in Bogota or Cali. Secondly the last connection Bogota-Cali was not booked either by Copa or Kayak with Avianca Airlines, so after showing paper work and fighting with Copa we got 4 hour late flight. We were not the only ones, there were about 12 people with the same situation."
Pros: "I got to see Black Mass on my copa flight. Its a movie i was meaning to see"
Pros: "Puntualidad . Good atention."
Cons: "Online check in did not work. We called in advance to reserve seats and when we arrived to the airport the seats were changed."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and crew was very helpful!"
Cons: "Be on time!"
Cons: "Baggage lost."
Pros: "The free entertainment."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Ease of boarding with the group numbers"
Cons: "The captain had the crew return to their seats during drink service due to turbulence. Despite the fact that there was 2 and half hours remaining in the flight and the turbulence was gone, they never returned to complete the drink service."
Pros: "Very courteous crew.pilot was amazing!! Landed in tough wind"
Cons: "Never knew flying domestically with a company named American would be so impossible. A true joke. Never had such difficulties traveling about. Super unsatisfiee and will not be traveling with them again. I urge everyone considering to purchase other airlines as well."
Pros: "The flight attendant was super super nice and helpful"
Cons: "Had to rush to catch this connecting flight. At boarding time, which we just made, the previous flight had just landed and people starting to deplane. All we would have wanted was an accurate announcement versus an unfriendly feeling from the gate agent"
Cons: "I hate American airlines. It is the WORST. We were held for almost 4 hours waiting for "maintenance call" then flight was cancelled. THEN it took two full hours to get back checked bags. By ths point it was 5 pm, had been at airport since 8:30 -- no food offered, no apologies, not even a glass of water. Of course, no flights back to US so I was stuck an extra day, completely messed up school and work. I THOUGHT I was booking with Iberia but it was a code share. I WILL NEVER fly American Airlines again!"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled. I didn't receive a refund or free hotel accommodations. I've been on flights in Africa where free hotel accommodations were standard for a layover over 3 hours. A little embarrassing that an airline in America can't afford a hotel for people stranded in a city overnight."
Cons: "We were rushed onto the plane to sit on the tarmac. After waiting to take off for 45 minutes, we were told that our route had been closed and they were looking into other options. This was a flight from NYC to DC, route is closed? Once we finally got into the air, all was good."
Cons: "ATC delay on take off and then a 10 min wait for a gate a DCA. Just disappointing in adding delays."
Cons: "No entertainment, no food"
Pros: "Pulled from get on time. Short hold on runway. Easy landing."
Cons: "Still arriving in Washington where we have no gate. Being on time stinks because you still sit on runway. AT the destination. I would focus on quicker turn around and less accommodation of highly variable flight times in tight NE corridor"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac after landing for 40+ minutes."
Cons: "They could've fed us or least gave us more drinks when we were rerouted and stick in the Norfolk airport for hours."
Pros: "Accuration and responsability"
Cons: "Long conection"
Pros: "Good view"
Cons: "Breakfast does not have good things to eat. Too cheap ones.."
Pros: "Flight cancelled. Got routed through Aviancs."
Cons: "When the pilot took off at LGA he said "everyone here is trying to take off at the same time" so we'd be delayed by 30 min. Not once was there a mention of any other reason. By the time we got to DC I had JUST missed my connecting flight. It was listed nowhere on the departures screen and I realized I had to take an outdoor bus to the other half of the "c" terminal which was very confusing. I got there and had missed the connecting flight and stand in line for 20 min for someone to tell me that I would be stuck in DC overnight. At this point rain had started pouring and they told me that because my mishap was due to weather they would provide no meal or hotel voucher. Weather was not the issue and I was stuck in DC overnight by myself and not compensated for hotels or meals."
Pros: "The crew was good."
Cons: "Washington airport grounded our flight for no apparent reason while we were on the runway in Indy about to take off, then didn't tell us when we could expect the delay to end."
Pros: "All of Americans staff members and crew we're professional and courteous! All flights were prompted and on schedule."
Cons: "Flight cancel, next day 5 gate changes and 5 delays, got home 23 hours late. Some suggest that once you r having a bad experience the airline does not work that hard to make it better, priority given to keeping the other passengers happy."
Pros: "Everythingit was good"
Cons: "$75 to pay to change the time of flight, is a lot of money for a person who has roundtrip tickets on the same da"
Pros: "Friendly front cabin crew."
Cons: "Delayed over two hours at an airport that had very few concessions open due to the late hour. First class seats on AA's A319 are not as comfortable as their 737s. This flight has horrible on time stats. Beware / prepare."
Pros: "The flight was half an hour late but we borded quickly and got in the air quickly so I felt like they were doing their best to make up time. The flight was smooth and crew was nice."
Pros: "Nice flight crew."
Cons: "Frustrating. After 11 hours of travel under by belt for the day, I prepare for the final leg by removing my very small cross-body from my "personal item" so that I can easily access my passport and boarding pass. The gate crew makes me stand there and put everything away before getting on the plane while I continue to struggle with my carry-on. this could have easily been done once I was settled and buckled into my seat instead of holding up the line. I have priority boarding, clearly there is plenty of time to reorganize once I am on the plane and out of the way!"
Pros: "The flight attendant for our section was very friendly and attentive to everyone."
Cons: "Drink service was delayed and cups were a little light..."
Cons: "Just wish they had electricity to charge gadgets on the flight (even Megabus has that these days!)"
Cons: "Delayed by approximately 1.5 hours"
Pros: "The fact that I got home"
Cons: "AA first delayed the flight, then delayed it again, then cancelled it. While their automatic message said they would reschedule my trip and call me with the new information, having relied on this before only to receive a recorded message two hours later saying they could not reschedule and asking me to call them, I called them right away - only to spend 90 minutes on hold. Then the AA agent tried to book me on two flights that ultimately did not have seats. Finally she booked me on a flight that was 24 hours later--and when I got to the airport, I had to spend another 20 minutes at the counter because, according the counter person, the AA agent did not get the details right. AA cancelled my flight and yet all other airlines kept flying. This is the third time I have flown AA and the third time that they have cancelled my flight and delayed my trip home by 24 hours or more. I've lost three days of vacation due to AA. I will not fly them any more."
Pros: "Great crew!!"
Cons: "There was no food onboard. Entertainment was of the overhead variety."
Cons: "Seats are terrible."
Pros: "Newer equipment"
Cons: "Laughably long line for bathroom, zero legroom"
Pros: "A newer plane."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for more than 40 mins."
Pros: "Plane took off and landed at the exact time Seats plenty a room ."
Cons: "Plane was late arriving then they took forever to board. Once in board we find out that they can't take off because they need to fix the "entertainment system" but apparently they sent the wrong technician who didn't know how to fix it and had to wait for the right one. I'm not even sure what had to be fixed since there wasn't even any entertainment offered after they fixed it. Once we arrived there were about 100 bags sitting in the bag claim and an equal number of people standing around waiting for bags. None of which was associated with our flight. Then it took forever to get the luggage out for our flight."
Cons: "My first flight was cancelled on Sunday. I was rebooked for Tuesday morning, and then thay flight was cancelled too. I was told there were no more flights to DC until Saturday, which was totally unacceptable for me. I got on standby to a flight to Philadelphia but had to rent a $220 rental car in order to get home at a reasonable time."
Pros: "The flight was pretty standard. No food, of course, and kind of subpar entertainment. But, the crew was fine and boarding was fine."
Cons: "We circled for awhile, not American's fault, but it didn't make for a more pleasant flight especially in the cramped seats that American's planes have."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable and crew were friendly. Flying experience was OK."
Cons: "Status was not recognized - as an EXP traveling in Economy, no snack provided. Agent at Admirals Club in Chicago wasn't aware that transcon flight I had later in the day provided for lounge access."
Pros: "Quick and efficient boarding. Would've liked to picked my seat beforehand"
Cons: "7 hours late departure for the flight to be diverted to another airport. To get home I had to drive two hours from the diverted airport to DCA where I was headed. Along the way the crew was great, but American is run by someone who does not care about customer service. I won't be flying with American anymore."
Pros: "2 hour flight and a 3 hour layover was ok break in-between flights chance to get food."
Pros: "It was actually to Philly, because AA cancelled my original connecting flight out of DC."
Cons: "On the flight back home, AA cancelled my connecting flight, and did not bother to notify me, even though I have my account set up for them to notify me of flight changes. If not for the Kayak app on my phone, I would have flown to an airport where I may well have been stranded for hours, if not the following day, for a flight that no longer existed, since I had already checked-in on-line and would have gone directly to my first flight. Thanks to flight status monitoring by Kayak, I got an email from Kayak telling me that the flight was cancelled before I left for the airport so that I could go to an AA desk. They were particularly unhelpful and uninformed, and it was only sheer luck that I was able to get on the first flight I was on stand-by. I know this sounds like a commercial, but put the Kayak app on your smartphone and don't travel without it. AA will quite happily leave you stranded without it!"
Cons: "Now that American has completed their takeover of US Air, they have downgraded the planes on the CHS/DCA route to crappy little Canadair regional jets. Boarding/disembarking at DCA is via bus at the dreaded cattlecar gate 35X. What was a pleasant flight experience on US Air is now something to dread. Fortunately, Jet Blue also flies this route with full size planes and boarding gates."
Pros: "The flight itself was uneventful, but I was extremely dissatisfied having to reschedule 2 flights on very short notice"
Cons: "I had a 3 leg trip: Seattle to NY to DC to Seattle. First my early morning non-stop flight from Seattle to NY was cancelled around 5 PM the previous day. I was able to get on another flight with one stop and was stuck in middle seats for both flights - although I had paid for a premium seat on the nonstop flight that was cancelled. Then I got notified around noon that my 5:15 PM flight from NY to DC that day was cancelled. American left me a voice mail that they had automatically rebooked me for the following day without checking to see if that worked for me - despite that fact that they had other same day flights available! I was able to rearrange my schedule and get on an earlier flight - but was extremely unhappy with the short notice, and their assumption that I would be fine getting in the next day!"
Pros: "I arrived safely. No ill-behaved passengers."
Cons: "Cannot get seat assignments on line. "Sorry!" says the message. Late take-off from BDL. Gate attendant doesn't like answering questions and could be friendlier. Having to check roller planeside. Would prefer a larger plane. Plane could have been cleaner. Delay at DCA while waiting for jetway. Couldn't robots move the jetways to the planes?"
Cons: "Overall the flight was great. I was carrying a suit in a hanging bag and asked the flight attendant in first class if there was a place I could hang it. She politely offered to hang it behind the last row of first class since none were in use. When getting off the plane, I grabbed my bag as I walked off and the other flight attendant said "you can't put your bag there, it isn't for you" to which I replied that I was told I could use the hanger. She then said "well you shouldn't have been given permission, and don't do it again, it isn't for you." The tone was a bit rude, and maybe the consistency should be reviewed."
Pros: "The boarding was pretty good for this flight, seemed simple enough, everyone was pleasant. And I was near an exit, which offered sufficient leg room."
Cons: "I was disappointed by a few things... 1. The staff didn't much care to be there. They seemed distant and unconcerned, although their words were supportive. I just got off a flight from Seoul to SF, with United (892) and they admittedly stated that they were understaffed (which was completely fine) and their attitudes were much more supportive than that of the following team (486), a flight from SF to IAD. 2. I was surprised, that on a 5hr flight, they only offered a half bag of mixed items and two rounds of beverages. I was sure that they would feed us something. However, if it's not the policy, I get it...but I asked if they had anything I could purchase, the flight attendant points me to the menu pamphlet and says that I could choose from there. I asked for the Chilled Chicken with Slaw and she promptly lets me know that they only have cheeseburgers, a protein box and Cheese. For a person who's lactose intolerant, I was again disappointed by the service--why ask me to go to the menu, if you knew there were only three items you were offering?? So I didn't order anything. 3. The entertainment blows my mind. I've flown with you guys like 8 times this year, and the app still does not work properly, however, before every flight, someone mentions over the intercom to be sure to download the app...but if it doesn't work...why offer it? Also, if there are tvs at the back of every headrest, the least you could offer is a random movie, versus the commercials about how great the app is, or whatever was scrolling along. Lastly, please note, I was trying to figure out a way to make a comment to United...but didn't want to sound TOOO disgruntled. I'm not opposed to flying with UA, absolutely not, but if any of these things are addressed, I definitely feel you will be making a massive improvement on what seems to be an airline that I'd think twice about taking. Feel free to e-mail or call me. I don't mean to sound rude...but having flown other airlines, and knowing that UA has been around for a while, i just hoped the experience would be better."
Pros: "Left on tarmac for 20 minutes prior to takeoff. Late flying into IAD with no guidance from crew or ground crew with very short time to catch next flight. With no info, felt abandoned."
Cons: "Lack of info from United crew."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful. We were always informed of what was going on."
Cons: "Wifi access"
Pros: "I did not like any part of the trap maybe when they offered us some preferences that was included in the fly that's about it"
Cons: "The flight was 3 hours delayed the text message updates said we're not accurate"
Pros: "The flight attendants are very hospitable..The food was good..The flight was so good it was a very good experience. We are lucky to choose ANA."
Cons: "This flight was cancelled."
Pros: "The plane was clean and the crew were pleasant and polite. I was a little surprised that the pilot announced they wanted to leave early; there were a couple of announcements about that while we were boarding. When we arrived at LAX there wasn't a gate available, because we were early, so I don't think we gained anything other than a feeling of being herded quickly."
Cons: "Entertainment options were limited; Friends and Big Bang reruns plus some music videos. According to the app, these don't work on Windows 8, which is what I had. The seats are cramped with very little tilt. I had an aisle seat and was hit by nearly everyone walking by, even though it wasn't a rough flight. I would rather not fly with this airline; I don't see anything that they do that would encourage my return business. Frankly, I've had better flights on Southwest!"
Pros: "Timely and comfortable. Landed ahead of schedule"
Cons: "The small commuter planes used for the trip are not smooth rides at all. Very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Willing to drive to Charlottesville. Difficulty finding one way rental"
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "We had a long delay with the cabin so I missed my next flight."
Pros: "Iad to Boston on board attendants"
Cons: "Flight timing excellent"
Pros: "The professionalism of the airline stewardess says that's what I like the most"
Cons: "I really can't say that I truly would call something I didn't like"
Pros: "I like the crew. They were very friendly and great."
Cons: "The entertainment was terrible. On the way to Amsterdam, it was an old TV that had a few channels that looped the same thing over and over again. On the way back to Washington, DC, the TV didn't work."
Cons: "Almost everything at United is horrible,the space between chairs is a big joke is impossible to move , if you sit on back you probably don't have a choice for food or drink you have just the one nobody want"
Pros: "Staff were helpful, the flight took off on time and the trip was smooth."
Cons: "No complaints on any front."
Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "there was no in-flight entertainment for the duration of the flight."
Cons: "need to do pre assigned seating during the purchase of the tickets"
Pros: "finally reached our destination"
Cons: "germany was apparently having a strike. all flights were cancelled. we were made to wait overnight. then sent to frankfurt. then sent to venice. couldnt land there. we landed in bologna italy. then made to wait overnight. then we flew to rome. then we flew to chisinau... finally. what was initially supposed to be 18hr flight. turned into a 5 day trip. i want a refund!"
Cons: "The worst part was the new seats are the smallest ever. I could not sit without my knees jammed into the seat in front of me, and on both legs, Ithe seats were narrow that the people next to me and I were overlapping shoulders - that was a first. Unless its flights in the future are significantly advantageous, United's losing my business. It's not worth saving a few bucks to me to be so uncomfortable."
Pros: "Good service, good movies, fast flight"
Cons: "They could not get the sky way to work AND we had to take the Dulles bus then escalators then train then escalators and still a fair amount of walking and waiting to get to ground transport-- 1 hour from landing!"
Pros: "Crew was solid"
Pros: "United crews use to tell me you couldn't preboard with children but they must have changed that policy because they allowed it this time."
Cons: "They always ask a second time for the boarding pass after the first agent scans it. They should tell you to keep it out if they are going to review it a second time."
Pros: "Everything was fantastic"
Pros: "The crew that helped get everyone booked on another flight did an outstanding job. Too bad we had to sit around for 3 hours to find out that the flight was canceled."
Cons: "Not enough communication as to the flight being canceled. Too long to inform us that it was canceled. We were told that the flight was always on time with the exception of the past few days. We were told that the service was starting to slip."
Pros: "The duration of the flight - no stops"
Cons: "The food was poor, the airplane was an old one"
Pros: "Aircraft was fairly clean and staff was courteous. Good entertainment options"
Cons: "1 hour delay after boarding on time. Rough landing."
Cons: "No snacks offered on the plane"
Pros: "The whole trip was easy and non dreadful"
Cons: "It was late boarding and landing. Our bags were sitting in the rain."
Cons: "Maintenance delays and rerouting caused me to miss my reserved ground transit in LA... United claimed on the phone I would be reimbursed for a taxi, but changed their mind when I sent them a receipt a few days later."
Pros: "sufficient space for luggage overhead"
Cons: "too much chatter among crew, especially during boarding and disembarking rest rooms too small - claustrophobic additional, and roomier rest rooms could help wish announcements could be delivered more slowly, better enunciated, and less slurred; often cannot be understood; one often has to guess the meaning more smiles and friendlier tones and attitude could help having window seat can be very inconvenient when leaving one's seat"
Cons: "No TV"
Pros: "Quick short sweet flight"
Cons: "Boarding late"
Pros: "Got there."
Cons: "Small, cramped seating. Outdoor jetway upon arrival."
Pros: "They boarded is quickly"
Cons: "Plane was delayed on runway for over an hour. When the passenger next to me asked the lead flight attnd about her connecting flight the attnd was extremely rude and of no help. Any ? was answered with "well just look at your united airways app". Then later I asked what gate we were coming in on and her reply was "the capt just said it". I replied saying "sorry I didn't hear it" and again the flight attnd answered "look on your UA app". I don't usually fly UA so I didn't have it. Overall she was short, snarky and rude with ever reasonable question asked. No one was rude to her but her attitude was shocking. I travel quite often and have never seen an antd speak or act this way to passengers. I understand things get stressful, but I def won't be flying UA again if this is the way they allow flight attnds to speak to customers. She way beyond rude and lazy and I hope the girl she was training doesn't pick up those traits either."
Pros: "Airbus is the best commercial way to travel"
Pros: "Fast, friendly, on time"
Cons: "Broken WiFi"
Cons: "Flight cancelled- rebooked then delayed 9 times- sat in airport for 12 hours for a one hour flight!!"
Pros: "Courtesy and smiling faces"
Cons: "I was sitting in the last row facing the economy class, the divided curtain wasn't wide and thick enough to give you some privacy."
Pros: "United made arrangements for me because of the flight delays"
Cons: "The first flight was delayed 4 hours so United got me a taxi to Dulles to catch my next flight. It worked but then that flight was delayed one hour."
Pros: "We were well compensated for a traveling fiasco. Our plane died in Newark. Our new plane wasn't big enough for 12 of us. It was a pretty crummy to spend Easter Sunday at the airport while our entire family celebrated the holiday. I do really appreciate the travel certificates we received for our trouble."
Cons: "As I stated above, we were stuck at the airport for the duration of Easter Sunday. We were supposed to be home by 1:30pm. Kind of a bummer to have wasted the entire holiday; but I guess that's what you get for traveling on holidays."
Pros: "I liked that your beverages are complimentary"
Cons: "1 ply toilet paper is unexeptable"
Cons: "I paid the 25.00 for my small bag which could have easily been a carry on, but I had a purse and small carry bag. I felt that WAY too many folks had backpack and two small carry ones, but by bringing them to the gate - the announcement was made its a full flight so you can check your bag for FREE! Next time, I will not follow the rules and just simply check at gate?? That is message loud and clear from your gate folks."
Pros: "Loved the fact that there was leg room !!"
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