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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Comfortable seats, nice staff, clean facilities"
Pros: "The flights were on time. The crews on both flights were friendly."
Cons: "Figuring out how to get boarding passes after seat assignment was not easy or forthcoming because I flew basic economy, especially on my connecting flight. Having instructions on that would be helpful."
Pros: "live tv, watched the formula one race"
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable, and the side panel at my feet was broken off and i could see through the floor of the plane"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Other travellers where rude"
Pros: "The crew was great and the free entertainment was great"
Cons: "Bring back pillows and blankets especially on red eyes out of Anchorage"
Pros: "I asked at the gate to change my seat in row 30 because I was not next to my husband. The crew arranged this! Loved the leg room! Service was perfect."
Cons: "Flying first class!"
Pros: "There was an incredibly large passenger next to me and I was essentially afforded only a quarter of my seat. It is not really fair for anyone to have to sit next to someone taking up twice their seat."
Pros: "Clean first class seat."
Cons: "My connecting flight, and the the flight not being delayed the night before."
Pros: "Nice short flight, crew was nice."
Cons: "An officious crew who said they had a 'seat belt detector' to tell if people's seatbelts were fastened. A late flight... with lies about the reason for the delay."
Pros: "Yes Crew was amazing. Seat was comfortable"
Cons: "No comment"
Cons: "They could improve the boarding process."
Pros: "Each employee on the plane was nice."
Cons: "No WiFi kg was an old plane and the stranger next to me was 6’4” so pretty uncomfortable"
Pros: "Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good."
Cons: "Small plane but that’s not really fixable"
Pros: "Good snacks. Nice crew. Nice seats."
Cons: "Pay WiFi? JetBlue does it for free.."
Pros: "Open seat next to me. Free movies."
Cons: "Really narrow aisles. Even hard for the crew to get by. I can’t believe they use A330s for international flights."
Pros: "How friendly all the staff were and how quickly we boarded the plane."
Cons: "How the toilet didn't work, but it's okay because I think we could all hold it for an hour ;)"
Cons: "Just not very pleasant, I guess you get what you pay for"
Pros: "I have never seen a gate attendant call each person by name as she scanned their boarding passes! At Delta I felt welcomed by every employee. Even the pilots greeted the passengers as they exited. All the other airlines just want my money, they want to cram me into smaller and smaller spaces and want me to sit there and shut up so they don't have to interact with me. I will fly Delta every chance I get, even if I have to pay more money."
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Delayed and then arrived at airport and sat on tarmac for too long waiting for clearance to go to gate"
Pros: "Direct flight from Indy to CDG is great."
Pros: "Staff’s attention and patience with customers was great. They knew many were frustrated with the delay but they met our needs with a smile"
Cons: "Weather delay was a real bummer but I liked the app wanted to help reconnect people with other flights. The app should also tell us the reason for the delay, if allowable, especially if it weather. I almost hoed on another flight through Minneapolis but would have been stuck in Minneapolis cause I didn’t know the delay was due to weather an hour later."
Cons: "Rapid City, I could check my BAG through to PDX."
Pros: "Beverage and snack service"
Cons: "Seats too narrow"
Cons: "Our flight was changed/delayed because of smoke detector problems!! We lost a whole day on the trip and we are very upset"
Pros: "Nice flight attendants on this flight."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "The flight was 4 hours delayed"
Pros: "Very quick boarding process. There was no entertainment so I couldn't rate that."
Cons: "There should be a N/A option if there is no entertainment available."
Pros: "Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West."
Pros: "On time with early arrival"
Cons: "Small plane Little communication from crew Security took forever to get through at RC airport"
Pros: "The flight was ontime, boarding was okay. Disembarking seemed a little slow."
Cons: "Seats have gotten narrower and closer together and it was a new plane which seemed to have more slope to the wall which meant even less room in the window seat. Too warm in the plane"
Cons: "Old plane, bad food & old crew"
Pros: "quick trip, no problems"
Pros: "Service, arrangement, duration, convenience , organized flight."
Cons: "I like everything about it. Thank you."
Pros: "It was on time. Flight crew was courteous. Plenty of room and comfy seats. Good entrainment media"
Cons: "Wish it would've had more movie options"
Pros: "Great gate agent at JFK on the layover."
Cons: "No assigned seats on second flight til we got to JFK."
Pros: "Delta made sure my husband and I had seats together and my husband was thrilled to have a window seat. We took off and arrived earlier than scheduled so we didn't have to run to catch our connecting flight."
Cons: "Everything was perfect. Nothing negative to report."
Cons: "There was a loud ringing sound at boarding & it continued through the flight. Very annoying. Hurtful to my ears."
Pros: "The flight attendant was wonderful and was funny on the flight. Kayak kept me informed of all gate changes and delays."
Cons: "The Delta app did not update about any of my gate changes nor were they announced by the gate agents."
Cons: "Plane was hot but that seems common for these small planes during the summer."
Pros: "you must be kidding me!!! nothing to say good about this fly !!The sad part I'm American Express Delta SkyMiles credit card holder and they couldn't do anything for meThe only good thing we arrive in Mexico"
Cons: "flying to Mexico with. my two boys !!to begin I have to call Delta to put us seat together because the time of the fight had changed!! before we are siting by de middle of the plain when a booked r three seat together !! but than i got a imail confimatin with separete seattle for the kids!!we end up sitting all the way back on the plan!! we end up sitting all the way back on the plane l!! no TVs no windows in the last sits by the only two bathrooms on the plane with two boys that was not fun at all !!The sad part I'm American Express Delta SkyMiles credit card holder and they couldn't do anything for me when I called them"
Cons: "Entertainment was working, watching movie when they said done didn't have do they were resetting system. They tried twice taking over an hour and it never came back on for anyone..... :("
Cons: "Seat seemed to have limited ability to recline."
Pros: "Was on time, in fact early. Boarding was smooth"
Cons: "The CRJ is just very small. No room in the overheads, no room below. Seat didn't recline, all average carryons have to be gate checked, the usual. Well it still beats driving!"
Pros: "I had ordered a dairy - free vegetarian meal for the international flight. Initially the attendant brought me a vegetarian meal with cheese, part of the regular meal options, then she found the one with my seat number that was dairy - free. It was quite tasty! And I was grateful, since I would not have been able to eat the meal with dairy. It is not a preference, dairy makes me ill. The delay departing from Brussels caused us to miss our connecting flight to Denver, but our provided hotel accommodations in NY were quite comfortable. One item of note: The LaGuardia staff person, who made our arrangements for the overnight stay, said there was a shuttle from the hotel to JFK ( where our flight was in the morning), so she did not give us a travel voucher for the morning. The Hotel only has a shuttle to LaGuardia; it never has a shuttle to JFK. It seems the staff person should have known that. When we called Delta to ask how we should handle that, Delta kindly offered us reimbursement; it was just a phone call and a mailing for us and for Delta that was extraneous. Our interaction with the staff person was entirely pleasant, we were just surprised that there was misinformation."
Pros: "After canceled, Delta had a hotel and found new flight for next day. Shuttle to and from hotel provided."
Cons: "Ten gate changes. Rescheduled for 15 to 45 minutes each time for 6 hours, this lead passengers to believe flight would still happen. Which a backup flight was not booked. Frustration!"
Pros: "They did the best they could but my overall experience was poor. It seems when I fly with AA either I miss my connecting flight, the airplane is broken, we deplane then the flight gets canceled, I’m rebooked then that flight is delayed and then eventually cancelled."
Cons: "Need newer planes, better scheduling of flights, flight attendants seem tired or overwhelmed/worked/unhappy."
Pros: "Horrible seats"
Pros: "crew and clean plane"
Pros: "waited for us. We were late from Yuma"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Good movie selection."
Cons: "Crew ran out of toilet paper in one bathroom with over an hour left on the flight. It seemed like they just didn’t care to replace it and said they were out-either way, not a good look. Plus tiny screens and tiny seats."
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "Email flat attend it was very rude to a handicapped gentleman."
Cons: "Seat wasn’t comfortable and the on flight entertainment didn’t work. AA in flight WiFi kept giving error messages"
Cons: "If delay to much pls let customer out of plane"
Cons: "They need to have better policies for morbidly obese seat mates who feel entitled to lift the arm rest and take over a good part of the neighboring seat. With a full flight, the attendants couldn’t change our seats and said that they realized I was out a horrible situation"
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled on Sunday and they couldn’t get us out until the following Saturday. So we had to cancel our reservation and get refunded... except American says talk to royal jordanian, royal jordanian says talk to air booking. Air booking isn’t reimbursing us and want US to pay $400."
Pros: "Awesome Customer Service"
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Pros: "plane was completely full , but the seating seemed comfortable for the short flight ( 1 hour )."
Cons: "bags were a bit delayed in delivery to baggage claim."
Pros: "I love it"
Pros: "Fast quick flight. Bags out quickly."
Cons: "Seats are far too cramped for someone who is 6,2."
Pros: "seat space (paid +$180)"
Cons: "There is no USB port or power plugs"
Cons: "No WiFi on the plane. Made for a long flight with all the comforts we are used to these days. Time to upgrade that plane"
Pros: "Friendly Staff"
Pros: "The crew was wonderful of the flight was fine!"
Cons: "Arriving 2 hours before my flight I had a hard time getting through security because of my handicap situation, I arrived at the gate as the plane was leaving the gate, whie American Airlines where able to get me on the next flight, the flight was 3 hours after my original flight! JW"
Pros: "Perfect flight and 40 minutes early!"
Cons: "Flight from Columbus was delayed due to crew member family emergency. AA said I would miss my connection in Charlotte. The only alternate connection was too late to complete the trip. I nearly canceled the trip. I reboarded and made my connection with 10 minutes to spare. Also, my destination (Greenville) was only 90 miles from Charlotte, the connecting airport (unbeknownst to me). AA should have offered the option of driving to my destination."
Pros: "nice people taking care of us during the flight"
Cons: "in Miami, had to change gate 2 times, from D38 to E9,than to D7."
Pros: "Boarding moved along well, even though there wasn’t special boarding for families with young children. The plane was really comfortable (new 2x2) and the staff was really friendly."
Cons: "I'm petite 5 ft 2. 120 pounds but felt Not enough leg room too cramped. Otherwise was good on time and good choices of movies and food"
Pros: "We had our passes available on our iPhone to assist the boarding process. Very enjoyable trip with the crew and we plan to fly AA again in the future."
Cons: "We had some light turbulence but other than flight was great."
Pros: "I was able to sit with one of my family members. Nice leg room, great movies to wathch"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic."
Pros: "On time and clean"
Cons: "No legroom! Felt like a caged animal. No power for my devices."
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "Slow set up of gateway upon arrival"
Cons: "This flight was operated by Avianca, the flight was delayed 2 hours at the beginning, they said they will give as a voucher for food while we wait, when I went to the counter they said they don't give anything for a 2 hours delay. Then the flight was delayed a 1/2 hour extra, it was not even announced and we ended up boarding at 12:15am from a flight that was supposed to leave at 9:35pm, then the plane was waiting for 1/2 hour before we went abroad and I ended up arriving at 2am to my destination when I was supposed to arrive at 10:45pm, this was the worst fight experience and we didn't even got an apology for the inconvenience."
Pros: "Flight was good, there was no entertaiment, so i put one, but the flight was only almost 4 hrs. At night."
Cons: "I like the service I got and the service I got. I have back surgery and walk with assistance and the lady that helped me a the the birding desk took care of my needs and it was so much appriciated.. Thank you."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew."
Cons: "Not sure why American would fly a plane across the country with no electrical outlets, entertainment options, or food beyond snacks."
Cons: "I am a vegan; wish there were more meat free, dairy free options. Hummus serving in snack box was paltry and there was no way to spread it."
Pros: "Love the direct flights from RDU to West Coast. Wish there were more cities on the list. The flight was delayed about 45 minutes after we boarded for take off. I hate sitting on planes idling. The seats are already uncomfortable, then add more time onto that to sit. But we made up the time in the air for an on time arrival. Hmmmm?"
Cons: "For a 5 hour flight at dinner time and then the 3 hour time change, the snacks provided are not enough. You just have to remember to bring food on the plane and then risk annoying your fellow passengers with the food/dinner dining space. More checks of drinks would be nice too. Cost cutting measures, but minimal considering a packed flight and pretty high ticket price."
Pros: "On time take off"
Pros: "Crew came round regularly with water and snacks and were very helpful."
Cons: "The flight was late boarding and leaving but there was no message from the ground staff telling us why the flight was delayed."
Cons: "Delayed like 5 times, finally canceled. Rerouted thru additional stops than bought."
Cons: "significant delay in boarding; return to terminal to remove a drunk. Result was missed connection at DFW to London, resulting in missed connection to Munich; resulting in loss of my checked luggage"
Pros: "honestly, all I can say is that I like that I arrived...? eventually? four and a half hours later than we were promised, despite the beautiful weather?"
Cons: "I didn't like that American Airlines had not staffed our flight, so we waited for 4.5 hours for a flight attendant who would be able to complete the flight crew so we could leave. They kept delaying the flight, 5 minutes at a time, for 4.5 hours. It flew out of LGA, it was a 9pm flight. The airport food sources were closed, and AA kept us until 1am-- no food, no internet, and, because LGA has terrible cell reception, no phone service. Once we got on the plane, everyone was really hungry, and the plane had no snacks. No entertainment because the TV system was broken. It was just a miserable experience. I regret trying to save $20 by booking that flight. I have had nothing but terrile experiences on American Airlines-- NEVER AGAIN."
Pros: "Plane was ancient"
Cons: "The plane was 2 hours late . It was in the hsngar. They said they were fixing the plane. It was an old plane. No Screen anywhere . It was 5.5 flight across country. Only pretzels. I will try not to fly American again."
Pros: "Quick flight, great service"
Cons: "Was not accommodated for a missed flight"
Cons: "the flight did not have charging areas on the plane for phones for the regular seating. also, the seating was much tighter and our arm rest was not functioning. On all the planes going to our destination the accommodations were much different."
Cons: "missed the flight, traveling with 2 young children. Had to wait in Miami overnight"
Cons: "No space in the overhead bin for my section because they were filled with bags that were much bigger than carryon size."
Pros: "The flight was good , the crew was excellent ."
Cons: "The food SUCKs!! You should be able to take alittle nap without u waking up feeling like a pretzel . Should be more space between seats to stretch you legs"
Pros: "Not applicable"
Pros: "Rude stewardess."
Pros: "Again just a small jumper, can't expect much, but a day late due to AA"
Cons: "Back home just 5 days out and back, just 2 days of flights, 3 flights late or missed because of AA. fly anything but American Airlines."
Cons: "The Boarding was not fair. The most horrible experience in my life and the Customer Service made me felt like a delinquent."
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "All we got for food was a little bag of pretzels. Maybe not cheap out on that"
Cons: "Flight was very late departing"
Pros: "It was just okay"
Cons: "Nothing just flying in a smaller plane"
Pros: "Flew United out of Sioux Falls. Check in took forever. United employees were miserable. Did get some help from a very nice TSA woman. TSA check in was a nightmare. Almost missed flight. Complete chaos. The sat on runway for 40 minutes waging for luggage to be loaded. Almost missed connecting flight. Just plane horrible. Very helpful stewardess however."
Pros: "Very pleasant attentive crew and ground staff. An aborted takeoff on tarmac meant a return to the departure gate and the plane taken to maintenance. The ground staff were superb in dealing with a full plane load of passengers many of whom had onward connections. This meant we had to stay overnight and fly first thing the next morning. Full marks to United for dealing with a potentially dangerous situation and then assisting everyone back in the terminal."
Cons: "Maintnece delayed our flight for nearly 3 hours. We remained aboard the parked plan for this time span and not allowed to get off of plan."
Pros: "They were very kind to my very tired toddler for a late night flight."
Pros: "The entertainment interface and selection was fantastic!"
Cons: "Minor, but an arm rest would not stay up. Also, let's face it, the food food is never excellent, rarely good, but understandably hard to make so."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Stuck in Denver because our flight was delayed so we missed our connection to Houston. Couldn’t get a hotel voucher because they are claiming a weather delay (which there was none)."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very welcoming"
Pros: "Nice staff, helpful front desk and flight attendants."
Cons: "No wifi, carry on fee, small seats"
Pros: "Very helpful accommodating wife with wheelchair. Thank you."
Cons: "The food was not tasty. Check in via kiosk was difficult for me, a senior citizen. Entertainment was very limited."
Pros: "Good service, being on time or early! Food was good. Keeping it dark for several hours to allow for sleep is good! I would do this flight again hoping for similar experience."
Pros: "Flight okay"
Cons: "Paying extra for leg room! Cabin freezing- rarely warmed with comp blanket"
Cons: "Thought we were going to have to spend the night on New Jersey. Because of it. No apologies or compensation. As a result, we didn't get home until almost 3:00 A.M."
Pros: "I enjoyed the flight attendant being so understanding about having to check bags and even gave us free drinks!"
Cons: "Didn't like the seats being so close I could feel a baby kicking the back of my seat."
Pros: "Great flight attendant made short safety demonstration very entertaining."
Cons: "Good? What food?"
Pros: "I didn't not make to my flight on time because I didn't know I need yo check in a day ahead but luckily there was another flight leaving over an hour and a staff was able change the flight for me without charging a fee. that was very nice. My seat was on three roll seats and there was another person was same roll and we share other seat and strength our legs."
Cons: "In flight movies did not work."
Pros: "I like that the seats were more comfortable and had at least some padding."
Cons: "The gate had no comfortable seats and looked like a minimalists ' lounge. The gate agent did not actively give any updates to the boarding process."
Pros: "Flight was okay"
Cons: "Flight was almost 2 hrs delayed"
Cons: "I would know, my flight was delayed and my connection left early. I will never fly united again"
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Pros: "The flight was fine. Crew was polite. No problems with that part."
Cons: "Tell me why it costs $470 to fly 1.5 hours from S.F. To Denver. Absurd! I flew from Denver to San Fran for $90, the same week. Never again!"
Cons: "Didn't get in until 3am"
Cons: "No internet so made for a boring flight"
Cons: "That was the worst travel experience of my life. All flights were delayed, customer service was rude, made me sleep on the floor in the airport, recieved no compensation. A 6 hour flight took 36 hours"
Pros: "Well, my original flight was cancelled due to bad weather, got to spend 2 extra days with my family! Gave up my seat on the last leg of my flight, got a 500$ voucher, put up in a beautiful hotel, w/ a nice meal and transportation. Like winning a sweepstake. Always love United, great airline, great staff."
Cons: "There was nothing i didn't like. Airline of choice, for always!"
Pros: "The flight crew was very professional. Both of my flights departed and arrived on time."
Cons: "i booked my flight on Kayak and immediately been cancelled dunno why"
Pros: "Friendly service. Flight arrived earlier than scheduled."
Cons: "No personal in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "I was traveling with someone and the tickets were purchased at the same time but we weren't seated together."
Pros: "Made the flight-arrived home early-good landing!"
Cons: "Racing to make it-thought we hadn't."
Pros: "Great flight."
Pros: "Crew was awesome."
Cons: "NO entertainment whatsoever unless you purchased it, $5 is expensive"
Pros: "Late boarding, other then that ok."
Pros: "flight is OK + in business class"
Cons: "terrible delay..."
Pros: "Quick easy boarding"
Cons: "A bit of delay not to bad though"
Pros: "Ride was ok. Both our flights from Chicago were delayed. No one tried to explain or offer any apology. No one offered to complete anything or offer coupons for meals. I thought that was extremely rude."
Cons: "See above. Very disappointed. There were four of us and my 76 year old father has health issues and was very uncomfortable."
Pros: "courteous attendents and airport personnel. on time flight"
Pros: "That I finally got home although it was 4 in the morning!"
Cons: "Delays started early in the afternoon and continued for several hours. At one point the flight was cancelled. About 30 minutes later another flight was created with a 1-3 am flight. We should have been given an option to fly this late or rebook for free. It was too late to travel at this point."
Pros: "Ive had a hip injury so walking is problematic. I was worried about my 45 minute transfer time in Ohare. The boarding attendant at Charleston ordered a wheelchair to meet me. I got to my plane as it boarded. A distance I couldn't have walked, much less in the time allotted."
Cons: "Not enough time between the two flights for the distance between the two terminals."
Pros: "The staff was helpful and friendly and boarding was fast"
Cons: "There was gooey stuff in the cracks of the inside paneling near the seams where something had seeped in, but overall, not bad. There was no entertainment other than their magazine provided, so that is not applicable."
Cons: "Never made it so I can't rate it"
Pros: "I loved the crew, everyone was very nice. And the flight was great too. I will be using United Airlines in the future for my flights."
Pros: "The staff was very friendly and the flights were on time. We also didn't have to wait to take off which was very nice as well"
Cons: "I didn't like the snack that was provided. It was all good except for there was something in it that had an awful taste."
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