Avianca changed my flight and made me sleep in an airport
If you want a flight that treats you like a luggge or a cow or a non existent person. This is it. Where do I start?! The earplugs will give you a migraine. The movie/tv screen is unresponsive or has a 5 second delay time. Some functions on the tv screen do not work. Two small disgusting meals that even prisoners do not receive You cannot buy extra food or anything on your flight. Bathroom stinks. The flight was dirty to enter with. My first and last time using avianca This is a disaster.
Pros: "salida, atención"
Cons: "alimentación, no dan ni agua"
Cons: "They put mi to buy a reverse ticket from Medellin to Madrid, . I dont see the reason !!!!! I dont use it"
Pros: "No hay variedad en el entretenimiento."
Pros: "Cabin crew was attentive"
Cons: "Everything else. Airplane cleanliness, business class service mediocre. Awful on time record and indolent passenger services."
Cons: "Fue un avión no adaptado a nuestros tiempos, sin entretenimiento a bordo, ni siquiera tenía para conectar el celular. Un servicio low cost."
Pros: "Easy boarding. Great seats with tv screens and entertainment"
Pros: "Charming crew Excellent attention. Very helpful"
Pros: "Almost anything"
Cons: "Offer additional food option to buy, common a 10 hour flight with any snack or Alcoholic beverages common!"
Cons: "The boarding process for persons with disabilities was difficult, from being placed after the priority members, my wife was placed on the bus to transfer to the gate, with all the other passengers, she was rushed, crowded, bombarded by other customers. this process should be more accommodating."
Pros: "Great customer service"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "I was 40 minutes late, the crew was disrespectful with a little girl, also de pilot when he didn’t explain why we were late."
Cons: "Bathroom a little dirty but in middle of flight"
Pros: "Speed and On time"
Cons: "The plane"
Pros: "Puntuales Cordiales Avión confortable Todo el personal en Colombia se mostró amable y simpático, de verdad los felicito por mantener ese espíritu entre sus colaboradores"
Cons: "At take off water from the AC unit started Pouring my seat and my boyfriend’s seat (window and middle row 32 seats K and J). We sprung up to check to see if a water bottle from the overhead compartment was leaking. We were immediately yelled at by crew to sit down because it was take off. They didn’t see the water that was pouring down on us (from where they were seated) and other passengers were also trying to explain to crew members water was pouring down on us- luckily there was no one in the isle seat so we were able to shift one seat over. Otherwise we would have had to sit with water pouring down on us for 30 mon. The crew came over and said they could switch out the seat cushion. But that did nothing really because our clothes were totally soaked and it smelled bad from the water from the AC. Water also go on our electronics (headphones, iPad and phones) So it was a horrible 8 hour flight back to Los Angeles. Really sucks - I was a fan of Avianca - now I’m not impressed with how they maintain their planes or customer service for passengers who get soaked by their plane’s malfunction."
Pros: "They were almost an hour late in departing"
Pros: "Todo excelente"
Cons: "No son tan puntuales"
Pros: "Flight cancelled multiple times, no explanations only lies."
Cons: "To be treated like garbage."
Cons: "Havent gotten there yet."
Cons: "These are stripped down planes. They have nothing: entertainment, energy plugs, very little food and water."
Cons: "My sister was not allowed to travel andI had to deplane with her. She had some wine in the VIP lounge and the crew decided they wiuld not take her ti Lima. She tried to appeal to the supervisor but it was imposible. She was not drunk. We believe that Avianca iverbookwd the flight and decide to use this as an excuse. Moreover, she has had bith knees operated in the last year and does mot move quickly and with difficulty. Any way, it was a disaster. Especially because we bought tge tickets whilw Avianca had its pilots in strike and we flew to Madrid on Iberua, because our origibal flight was cancelled."
Pros: "Lounge in Rio was great but flight service was Average."
Cons: "Service was non existent. Food was bad. They never come back and ask you if you want anything. Once in the air service doesn’t start for One hour"
Cons: "Avianca went on strike over a dispute with their pilots. The company waited until a few hours prior to the trip to cancel the trip (which was paid for with 3 months in advance). This was a transatlantic flight so we were forced to buy a vastly expensive ticket in another airline (due to the last minute urgency) which was not direct. The flight was for my 80 year old mother. Avianca forced us to a ridiculous process to refund the monies and only did so after many disputes over the phone and 30 days later. Will never use this airline again."
Cons: "I purchased this ticket for my CEO's associate. She had to fly economy, but we had purchased business class tickets. Myself, I don't know what happened. Supposedly, there was an issue in Spain."
Cons: "There was a 4 hour delay"
Pros: "Boarding and exiting were fast. They also let me take on a carry on that was far too big to be considered a carry on. Lots of overhead space. Oh and they give you a blanket and pillow to use during the flight."
Cons: "The service and entertainment wasn't as good traveling on this airline to the US as it was traveling from the US. Barely any entertainment besides fold down small TVs for every 4 rows. The app they tell you to download was useless on this flight too."
Cons: "lamentablemente el viaje BOGOTA CARACAS Tuvo que ser reprogramado ya que la aerolinea dejo la ruta pero medieron otra alternativa con la cooperaccion deAA. LO QUE-NO FUNCIONA PARA NADA fue el SEGURO DE VUELO que tome a traves de Uds police EUSP2085184113 deALLIANZ que al sentirme varada en MADRID ya que el pasaje estaba interrupido LOS LLAME AL TELEFONO de EMERGENCI de USA y me dijeron que ellos no tenian nada que ver."
Pros: "Nothing, missed our flights. The service was horrible and they were talking badly about us in Spanish, knowing we were English speaking. They didn't realize we knew Spanish."
Cons: "Horrible customer service."
Pros: "La atencion del personal a bordo"
Cons: "Los asientos del B787 muy incómodos"
Pros: "Crew was outstanding"
Cons: "Priority Baggage was delivered with the regular baggage."
Pros: "The seats ARE LIE FLAT"
Cons: "The service is poor. seats need maintenance. The staff treats you poorly. It was like flying with people who dont like you"
Pros: "New 787 business cabin is great. Seats are comfortable, prices are amazing for what it is"
Cons: "Ground staff is awful"
Cons: "Cold food and not good"
Pros: "I really enjoyed every part of the flight. The staff was great and as well as the ride. Thank you"
Pros: "Excellent service, good food, just in time. Chairs are very comfortable and entertainment is excellent"
Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"
Cons: "Ran out of one option so had to settle for a meal in which I was allergic too."
Pros: "Without a doubt Avianca's service is superior than other airlines"
Cons: "Limited selection of movies and series, the middle seat on the row is not comfortable is someone of your same size seats on the window seat."
Pros: "Very puntual the departure and the space they hace between the sits. It's important to me because i'm a large guy"
Cons: "Mayen the atention of the crew could be better in the travell"
Cons: "They don't let you finish your meal. Please wait more time before taking away the meal tray. Thanks"
Pros: "Good food and good service"
Cons: "Our flight was expected to arrive in San José at 3.55 pm with only one conecting flight in Bogotá. We arrived yo San José at 10.30pm with 1 extra stop un San Salvador and delayed flights un Madrid and Bogotá"
Cons: "Seat, service & food."
Pros: "Tuvimos que dormir en Bogotá, por asuntos médicos,la aerolínea nos trato súper bien, se encargaron de nosotros totalmente, eso no tiene precio."
Cons: "Un poco los retrasos en salida."
Pros: "La atencion y el estado de los aviones. Los tiempos de embarque"
Cons: "En el vuelo de regreso tuvimos un retraso lo que nos hizo perder el vuelo de conexion. Sin embargo, nos ubivaron en un excelente hotel y avianca cargo con todos los gastos,"
Cons: "The chair was broken and I couldn't lean back"
Stefan stewart was excellent, helping with my food & drink needs,thank you.
More meals in flight - one meal is not enough for an 8hr flight
4 flights in 3 weeks between arrival and departure and all flights delayed about 5 to 6 hours ! What’s going on with AF ?! Not a low cost and you paid for that service !?!? Not anymore
Cons: "J’ai eu à payer un bagage supplémentaire sur internet à 160 euros. Mon compte a été débité et à l’aéroport de Dakar les agents au comptoir me disent qu’ils ne retrouvaient pas le payement du troisième bagage. J’ai été obligé de repayer le bagage comptant à 190€"
Pros: "More leg room"
Pros: "The sear was messy they didn't clean it it was full of pieces of bread."
Cons: "boarding the flight on time instead of delaying it two times... and also putting the information at the flight information screen if I haven't gone to ask to the airport information stand I would never know the flight departure gate that was at the complete opposite side of the airport of were the initial flight was going to depart."
Cons: "They have a terrible communication problem, they never communicated why the flight was late, they never communicated what they were doing or what was happening. Bad customer service. Bad communication with the client. They told us when I asked several times that we would not lose our connection and that everything was fine and that was not the case. We lost the connection. No one told us anything. Another problem was that the girl in the boarding process removed the suitcases tickets from the boarding pass and did not want to return them, and held it without any cause. Without that tickets we can not claim the bags. The flight staff went looking for us. Pretty sad and disappointed by their service. I understand that they were causes outside the airline but must communicate to the client. They cannot remain silent and say nothing."
Pros: "Good selection of movies."
Cons: "Had to use a shoe horn to get into and out of my seat and I'm not a large guy. But really my harsh criticism comes from the loss of my girlfriends luggage. It was left behind in Paris on our way to Casablanca causing us to waste a day in Casablanca traveling back to the airport the grab the bag the next day. And to add injury to insult her bag was left behind in JFK during our transfer for our flight to Seattle. No big deal right, Delta will deliver the bag to our house the next day, wrong, we were told we have to go to the airport ourselves to get the bag."
Cons: "Advertised October Pink products but did not have them for breast cancer support"
Cons: "Seats were too close together."
Cons: "First class bathroom could have been cleaner and wider - very narrow, hard to maneuver"
Pros: "Crew was attentive. Timings were spot on."
Cons: "Virtually no information at boarding which made everybody just make a huge line. Boarding they a bus, it was raining and we got wet."
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "Overhead luggage storage jammed with luggage belonging to someone who was sitting far behind my seat."
Cons: "Train your ground crew. Our luggage was not placed on our flight from Paris to Amsterdam and were sent to Amsterdam on separate planes. My husband’s medication was in his bag. This was a great inconvenience for us. Never again on Air Canada. I suggest you explore the baggage process used by Delta."
Pros: "On time, no hassle."
Pros: "Tight seat, was moved out of exit row because of my age"
Cons: "Could have stayed in exit row. Plan arrived in Moscow late so flight was over one hour late"
Pros: "The cue lines per zone are the most brilliant idea!"
Cons: "After boarding began there was a backup after the gate en route to the plane. No explanation. The plane left an hour later than scheduled but seemed to arrive close to scheduled time."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and always came around with water."
Cons: "The “vegetarian” option was tuna which isn’t vegetarian and there was no vegetarian snack. With the hundreds of dietary and religious food restrictions you would think having a vegetarian option would be much more attainable.. They also didn’t make an announcement about our flight being late."
Pros: "Very little"
Cons: "Flight was very crowded. Flight crew kept bumping into my seat and never apologized"
Pros: "FA kept bumping into my seat waking me up"
Cons: "Return the 777 to 9 across"
Cons: "The fligh Washington delay more than a hour"
Pros: "On time, staff was nice."
Cons: "Not many options and not even a glass of champagne. That’s a minimal requirement. No sparkling water. Just very limited"
Pros: "We were a little delayed, so I read my book. Not for long though as I was really tired after my flight from Los Angeles. I fell asleep right after take-off and didn't wake until we landed. Best way to fly :-)"
Cons: "Very little legroom for a 6'1" guy. Would have liked a bit more space, but I guess I was too tired to let it bug me."
Pros: "The only thing that I like about the flight was that it was easy to boarding"
Cons: "The food was not heat correctly it was cold and I felt that the crew rush to give out the food. The seats are terrible, if the person in front of you reclines you won’t be able to see the screen if your watching a movie and you will see the top of the persons head."
Pros: "Good size plane. It didn’t end up being full so there was plenty of room to move around. Quick flight and easy."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."
Pros: "Everything except the seat. Service ("would you care for a drink/beverage?") could be better."
Cons: "I paid for a"premium" seat on one of the emergency exit rows for the extra legroom. This was next to a galley. The seat itself was no more than 18" wide (NO EXAGGERATION!!) if not less. I had to sit on an angle (one butt cheek at a time) for 9 yours. I do not have a big butt either. This seat should have been a discounted seat, not a premium seat. I am so angry about this, I will NEVER fly Air France again."
Pros: "Onboard crew was friendly. Dinner was good"
Cons: "Cabin was very cold. Not enough legroom compared to orher international carriers. Male flight attendant kept bumping into my husband sitting in aisle seat so he unable to get any sleep. We tried upgrading to business but Delta said we had to contact Air France in Detroit. When thrre, the gentleman on ground crew was actually rude when I asked about it. He could have just politely told me there was nothing available. Not looking forward to my return flight"
Pros: "Food was good and again, staff were friendly and professional. Flight was on time and efficient dis-embark mentioned."
Cons: "Slight issue with headphone connection, was not the only passenger."
Cons: "I don’t know why they keep making boarding with stairs and bus."
Cons: "CDG is a monster. The distances are long . The signage is poor and when I asked for directions the diirections I got were wrong."
Pros: "La entrada"
Cons: "El resto de cosas"
Cons: "People may think,that the delay of the flight has set my mood for this review but I can ensure it has most definitely not. With all the bad weather, I was already very happy to connect right on time in Paris. However, a long haul A380 flight with such a tight seat configurstion is almost embarrassing for an airline. The in flight entertainment is at a very poor level, not only with the screen being very small and outdated, many of the movies are only available in French and the international selection very limited. The food was not much of a delight, whereas the presentation was nice. However, in all the 7 h between the services, nobody came around with refreshments in a completely booked flight, neither was announced that a trolly would be set for self service in the galley. Lucky the ones who got up and found out about. In terms of amenities, again, the airline is lacking of originality and saves cost. Bottom line: you get from A to B, but there are so many better competitors in the market, which I shall definitely consider on my next travel."
Cons: "My seat was changed without my permission. Very unprofessional staff at Mumbai airport"
Pros: "Hospitality of the flight attendants"
Cons: "Toilets could hv been cleaned more often"
Pros: "Crew was nice and responsive"
Cons: "The overall experience is regular at best"
Cons: "Some toilet facilities out of order and some slow service"
Pros: "Very old plane with very poor screens where images was horrible"
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Pros: "full Meal service in coach , customer service , free wine , personal entertainment, power outlets , everything !"
Cons: "Bottom seat cushions could be a little more comfortable ."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled, I was sent around to multiple desks and terminals and no one wanted to assist me, then my luggage was lost."
Pros: "Cabin Crew and food selections were top notch"
Cons: "Seat configuration as a first class ticket was awful. Same configuration as economy class but by leaving the middle seat empty constituted first class. I'm 6'-1" and missed the legroom...."
Pros: "Other crew members were very polite to us, in particular a younger tall woman."
Cons: "2 crew members, one named Terri were quite rude and short with us. I even heard her say she was ready to get off the flight. She also asked everyone around me if they liked their flight but did not ask me. She basically threw my coffee condiments at me and dismissed my concerns about the food. I was unsure if the fruit was expired and she quickly dismissed my question without any real explanation."
Pros: "Panamá airport is a disaster, unorganized and dirty"
Cons: "Panamá airport"
Pros: "movies were great, watched a lot of them food, while nothing to write home about, was at least tasty and not inedible the staff was great, friendly, welcoming, hard working loved that we could have wine and snacks"
Cons: "we had paid for the exit row and had a luxurious amount of room. But when we tried to sleep, our fellow passengers came and stood at our feet and talked so loudly that we could not possibly sleep. They stayed there for more than an hour. Would have loved for the staff to maybe ask them to tone it down, if not move."
Cons: "Left a little late for no apparent reason."
Cons: "Disorganised boarding with people allowed to bring on multiple and oversize bags that by the airlines own admission delayed departure"
Pros: "I liked their seats, I had enough space to get comfortable flying internationally for 14 hours."
Cons: "Just wish they served water a couple times more, because when you're in the plane for the whole day, 2-3 little cups isn't enough."
Cons: "To many announcements on a overnight flight."