We paid a significant premium for first Class tickets, but the coach customers were welcomed into the first class lavatory. We prefer in seat entertainment as we have small children who do not carry their own devices.
the self check kiosk froze at sfo, there was no staff there to assist. when i did flag down a staff member, he was rude. the flight was an hour abd 45 minutes delayed, with no explanation until we boarded. we still had to wait another 25 minutes on the plane, only to be told something vague about maintenance that needed to be signed off on. not a good experience
Initial check-in was terrible. Right before boarding we were told that you had to fill out a health questionnaire online and scan a QR code, if you didn’t do it you may not be allowed to enter the country. Staff who announced this was not at all helpful and there was no information about this when purchasing the ticket. When arriving in Mexico, nobody asked for this information. Once on the plane service was great.
Best experience to travel to Puerto Vallarta
Pros: "Got here early"
Cons: "Seat cushions feel a little flat."
Pros: "The Alaska Airlines check in was not simple via a kiosk and had to go see an attendant. She did not add Pre-check to our 4 tickets and we missed not seeing it on the ticket. Had to wait in the regular line. So long the waot."
Cons: "Alaska Airline attendant should ask as a protocol and lesson learned to tell them to have it added."
Pros: "The new seats are great - outlets and usb ports that actually work and seats that are comfortable. While I like having the entertainment screens provided, since I had a nice device to watch films, it was very pleasant. A couple of good films were available."
Cons: "I don't understand why the people who get seats in the rear of the plane have to board last. Not only do they have the discomfort of waiting to get on the plane and sitting in the back, but there is no room for carry on luggage by the time they get on. It seems like a double whammy."
Pros: "Everything was superb! The airline I prefer did a great job! The seats, the food selections, the staff - everything!"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was just perfect!"
Cons: "Seats are not very comfortable. My fly was over night and I can’t sleep at all."
Pros: "I sat between two people who were lovely to talk with, but were much larger than me and i felt squished in between them. I felt pretty claustrophobic. Note to self, to choose window or isle."
Cons: "longer seats."
Pros: "Entertainment selection was really great. A large number of excellent movies"
Cons: "Seats felt even more narrow than I am used to, and area under seat seemed smaller. Could barely fit my backpack underneath."
Pros: "Movie selection was very good"
Cons: "Gentleman sitting in front of my son was intoxicated and dropped his sauce on the floor which splattered on my son. I told the hostess who helped clean up the mess. The man was too drunk to even realize his own mess. Limit drinks. He bought 3 drinks on a 5 hour flight."
Cons: "No problems at all but flight was rerouted to San Jose"
Pros: "Crew was wonderful. Service was excellent."
Cons: "Very poor entertainment. The Virgin America planes had excellent entertainment as they had TV screens on the seats. You should consider bringing those back."
Pros: "Crew was ‘amazing’!!!"
Pros: "I'm an aviation enthusiast. It was the plane I liked..."
Cons: "Nothing that Alaska Air could have fixed."
Cons: "Alaska has utterly ruined Virgin’s first class experience, and the food is garbage."
Pros: "Clean plane and pleasant crew and announcements."
Cons: "The complimentary snack were dry sugar biscuits."
Pros: "The spacious seats. Great customer service. Fast and smooth site."
Cons: "For some reason when I booked the flight for my boyfriend and I we were seated apart from each other in a different row."
Pros: "Boarding was quick, uneventful. Standard issue, the passengers were on their own to stow bags, get seated...even as crew was requesting that bags be turned on their sides like a book to provide as much room as possible. Then please go through the cabin and assist. Otherwise it was fine because no one has anything approaching expectations these days."
Cons: "This plane was older, smaller and less comfortable than the one we flew from JFK to SFO. For 5 plus hours it wasn’t the most inviting. At landing several people appeared desperate to deplane, perhaps to make connections but no one assisted them. There were also passengers from the rear of the plane up and in the aisle immediately which just causes tension and friction for those still seated. That’s when I want to and did say something to certain individuals and made them wait. But this is the flight crew’s responsibility, not the passenger’s."
Cons: "I don't normally leave reviews, but words really can't describe the nightmarishness of what should have been a quick four hour flight from San Francisco to Washington. Seats for my wife and I were not where I had reserved. Plane had one working lavatory for a cabin of 150 economy passengers. This resulted in a line that stretched the entirety of the single aisle of the plane for the majority of the flight. The second toilet simply had a piece of paper with sharpie that read "DO NOT USE!!" There were two attendants, one of whom wore a t-shirt and was mostly indistinguishable from the passengers. Didn't get so much as a cup of water until over two hours into the four hour flight. No snack, but that's the least of my complaints really. The attendants spent most of the flight in the back of the plane discussing their new vacation lottery and where they were going to go out drinking when we landed–I know because the rear of the plane was where I ended up, forced to smell the single working toilet, in a seat that didn't recline."
Cons: "Didn’t have audio on my seat .. compensated with free snack"
Pros: "Everyone is so nice. Easy & reasonable price."
Cons: "New York airports are always delaying landing and getting to the gate by at least 30 mins. Nothing to do with the airline I assume, but still quite frustrating to do detours and spend extra 30/40 mins in air or taxiing."
Cons: "Didn’t know that Alaska and virgin America were now one, great in flight entertainment for the whole family."
Pros: "free drinks"
Cons: "Slow and disorderly boarding at SFO"
Pros: "Honestly, I guess the seat was fine."
Cons: "2.5 hour delay, poor service on the plane, late drinks, no compensation for the delay."
Pros: "Missed floght"
Cons: "Alaska overbooking to 107% (TSA’s explanation) at security checkpoint D at SFO FROM 10-1am caused many missed flights and many disgruntled passengers due to TSA agents being incredibly in hospitable."
Cons: "The fact that Alaska screw up my flight and I wasn't able to fligh. Now they give another flight for 2 days after. I wil never fly with them anymore, nor I recommend anybody to fly with Alaska airlines."
Pros: "The crew were great, security at the airport took over an hour to get through so I arrived at the gate 10minsbefire takeoff. The crew were great in getting me on board and checking my luggage was still there t"
Pros: "Plane was a little warm, air didn’t work great, also delayed on the runway for about 45 minutes before takeoff"
Cons: "They delay on the runway"
Cons: "We arrived at the airport 5 minutes (NO more than that) after the one hour check in time to fly international going to Mexico. We were told we had to wait in line to speak with someone to print a boarding pass. There was an extremely long line with only two employees helping. We then asked if we could get our money back being that if someone has specially helped us with our case only being 5 minutes late to check in, but they declined. We had to book an entirely different flight and still have not gotten our money back. It was very stressful and unprofessional and had someone actually helped us, we would’ve arrived at our destination at the proper time we worked so hard for. I know my boyfriend and I weren’t the only people with his problem because two other families ran into the exact same avoidable problem. It felt very unprofessional. It ruined a familys vacation and caused the poor children to cry because of the lack of accommodation. We would love our money back but not sure you guys will even do so. Very disappointing."
Pros: "not too much"
Cons: "We made it to the gate with a good 10 minutes before take off. They did not call our names on the overhead because we were nearby the gate. But when we approached them at the gate counter, I heard the radio saying that our flight was pushing back. WTF?? Luckily they were able to get us on the next flight an hour later. But still, not impressed."
Pros: "In time, friendly check in."
Pros: "it made it on time.... we travel / fly a lot. First time with Alaskan an was far from impressed"
Cons: "All out of food... morning flight an no warning or anything g. We could have ran an got something before boarding started .... they drive the cart by with what I guess... the only 2 options of each category for the first 10 people... to then say... o sorry we have nothing.. An no compensation for it but sorry.... do u a humus pack for 8 bucks.... then one second later when my wife decides she wants it... they say they just gave away the last one... it was redic. Not to mention weren't even all the way in the back Glad to see a few people up front able to eat..."
Cons: "Airport was switched from SFO to OAK and I was given 4 hours notice. Ridiculous"
Pros: "Free drinks and cocktails."
Cons: "Food and entertainment"
Pros: "Missed my flight at it was rescheduled for $25 without asking a questions"
Cons: "The delay of 45 minutes to about an hour inside the plane."
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "I didn't try the food or entertainment."
Pros: "Todo menos el servicio de internet"
Cons: "Que se paga para tener acceso a internet y te das cuenta que al cruzar la frontera ya no puedes tener acceso,y después te das cuenta que el servicio es solo para Estados Unidos."
Pros: "Nothing. I didn't take flight due to punishing re book procedure that Alaska employs to basically steal money from it's customers."
Cons: "They weight the value of 1st leg much higher than the return AND they want to charge you $125 change fee. My grandma passed away and I needed to reschedule my itinerary. Alaska stuck to their policies (you know, those pages of microscopic text that is written by lawyers for sole reason of screwing the customer.) I just felt really abused; told them to keep the useless "credit". I booked with Delta. At what point does a company forget who they are supposed to be serving? Perhaps the people that are actually giving you money and keeping you in business?"
Pros: "The prices were decent and the personnel at the airport check in counter were friendly and helpful. The flight was short but it was nice to have the seat-back chargers to recharge my phone."
Cons: "The onboard crew seed a little stiff. They were very selective - the two flight attendants in first class & coach - with whom they greeted good morning / hello. I watched this from my seat in disappointment. I needed to ask for a seat extender as I'm currently recovering from surgery and needed a little room around the bandages and I had to ask several times even though there was not a lot of pre-flight activity. They were standing around in the aisle. I make note of this type of behavior because I fly frequently for work on a variety of airlines and this is my first experience with Alaska Air."
Cons: "The diy watch movies on my own device wouldn't load. More frequent trash pick up."
Pros: "Nothing stood out as excellent except that we got there on time."
Cons: "I have usually flown with Virgin America. Uncomfortable seats both along your spine and on your bottom. After boarding the plane, it was very stuffy...no air from the vent. After take off, very little air thru the opened vent. No built in screen as compared to Virgin for movies, music, and a flight map....it's about $10 to rent a tablet to watch things with Alaska. Just before landing they played a commercial advertising their credit card....Oh no, I don't want to listen to commercials on the flight. That will probably cause me to book with another carrier in the future. I HATE COMMERCIALS."
Pros: "Free wi-fi and movies on own device on the way from PDX-SFO but it did it work as advertised on the way back."
Pros: "Alaska is efficient and friendly . The plane was new and clean. The plane left SF on time and landed lightly --perfect flying ."
Cons: "Because of the wind in Palm Springs, the flight crew wasn't able to do a real drink service. I look forward to a glass of cheap Alaska red wine on my Friday afternoon flights!"
Cons: "If United can serve more than orange juice or water, so can you"
Pros: "All of the crew at the gates and at the airports were WONDERFUL! Very patient and accommodating. They dealt with some very frustrated passengers very well."
Cons: "This was the first time that i had to change AIRPORTS for my initial flight. This caused a HUGE delay in the initial flight. This was NOT communicated well to the passengers..... ALASKA AIRLINES could have done MUCH better with the communication of that delay and everything involved!!"
Cons: "Better selection of food. Snacks just did not cut it."
Pros: "Entertainment and new plane"
Cons: "Some of the crew where just mean people"
Pros: "Flight left quick and everything was in order"
Pros: "Leg room was amazing, WiFi was great and entertainment selection was wonderful."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed about 30-45 minutes. Would have been perfect if on time."
Cons: "The seats were very hard and uncomfortable for a 5 1/2 hr flight"
Pros: "Swift professional service. Pilot was exceptional; we didn’t even feel the landing or take off"
Pros: "Crews work really hard to serve all the passengers, thanks for the good service! I like the idea of serving the food first for the older and younger passengers I think that’s a great idea!"
Cons: "Keep up the good work! Bathroom is always clean and smells good!"
Cons: "There was an issue with the booking System. I received a text that my flight was delayed 2 hours then 20 minutes before the original time another text that the flight is now on time. This screwed up the entire trip"
Pros: "Crew was amazing and helpful. Flight was smooth. Chairs were comfy. We got home 30 mins ahead of time"
Cons: "Nothing. I thoroughly enjoyed it"
Pros: "Seat size"
Cons: "No entertainment. And ac/ventilation was horrible"
Cons: "More than one service during a 6 hour flight and friendlier crew"
Pros: "Seats are super comfortable. Great entertainment"
Cons: "The snacks"
Pros: "They upgraded my seat for more room I have no idea why but it was very ki d of BlueJet to do this I was extremely thankful."
Cons: "Wish all airlines could some how speed up the boarding process."
Pros: "On time. Efficient. Swift."
Cons: "Nothing could be improved on this particular flight."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Pros: "The flight was fast and safe!"
Cons: "Tv could’ve worked and the seats should have more space"
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Less angry customers"
Pros: "The crew was great. We left on time & arrived a few mins early"
Cons: "I guess boarding and disembarking. Since there’s only 1 door used it’s time consuming. Some international carriers do both front and back boarding & disembarking."
Pros: "Wonderful experience with Jetblue"
Pros: "It was in general a good experience."
Cons: "Snacks could be a tad more creative."
Cons: "My main comment is that the wi-fi didn't work for all passengers. One of the reasons I flew this airline was because they promise reliable wi-fi on the flight and despite multiple attempts to troubleshoot, it never worked."
Pros: "Missed flight gate changed not enough notice"
Cons: "Gate changed not enough notice missed flight"
Pros: "Jet blue has free potato chips and also allows you to watch television."
Cons: "Jet Blue provided 5 sequential delay messages over an hour. Their inability to better estimate departure is disappointing. The real problem is that delay was caused directly by the airline's incompetence. There were no weather issues, the takeoff spots were available. They simply failed to load snacks. Although there WAS a minor prior delay bc a slightly late plane arrival, we eventually were delayed about an extra hour to supply snacks on a 4-hr flight. Given the ground crew had EXTRA time to load and also considering the tiny set of options offered, this is senseless. Further, b/c they ran out of overhead bins, they offered to GATE check my luggage. This was essentially a lie - they put it with checked bags, unlike the gate checked items I watched others retrieve. The combination of these errors led me to arrive at the car rental desk after closure. This caused me to incur a taxi fare, so spend 30 min or so working out an alternative rental the following day, and then yet ANOTHER cab to the Car Desk to get the car. This is the only time in my hundred or so car rentals anything like this has happened. I will certainly think twice (or more) before booking Jet Blue again."
Cons: "Sitting waiting for over 30 min in the heat of the plane and delay in take off from mechanical issues. Flight was smooth though once in the air and great service"
Pros: "Free WiFi, screen entertainment options are good though I didn’t take advantage. Crew alway super nice. Apparently there were some computer issues in th cockpit but pilot got through it without much delay."
Cons: "No power plugs at the seats. I’ve become accustomed to outlets on JetBlue flights and now other domestic carriers. Thought I’d get work done but the one time I didn’t charge up my laptop I find out I’m out of luck. Plane was visibly part of an old fleet."
Cons: "So the delay messages started at 7am two hours before the flight was scheduled to leave. Flight is over an hour delayed. The flight is only a hour long but still annoying. Arrived at the airport 2 hours early and noticed that the plane was in fact at the gate. Hmmm, no pilot apparently. Pilot arrives, we board with the hopes of getting out earlier than the delayed stated. But wait, all the passengers are on board but we are waiting for ice and catering. Seriously, the plane has been here for 2 hours and jet blue can’t spped things up and we are further delayed by waiting for ice. Poor planning!"
Pros: "L'espace dans l'avion - c'est la 1ère fois que j'en ai autant en classe éco ! Le personnel de bord, vraiment adorable, drôle et à l'écoute"
Cons: "Pas de distraction et collation limitée. Mais c'est vraiment un détail !"
Cons: "I have a problem with my ears, and asked the crew for nozzle drops, they don’t have"
Pros: "Price of ticket is about it."
Cons: "From the time I got to the gate 90 minutes before flight to the time I got off it was terrable. Delays before boarding with no explanation then the same continued onboarding. First it was waiting for bags. Strange when there's a 2 hour+ delay that all the bags weren't there? Then waiting for paperwork followed by the part they needed was incorrect and a new one was on it's way from the hanger.. Finally departed 1 hour plus later. The plane was an old cattle car. Free TV didn't work right, so at did not recline (no it wasn't an exit row.). Most of the crew and gate attendants were rude and indifferent except for on flight attendant. The entire row of seats didn't recline at all. She was very apologetic and acknowledged it was uncomfortable especially on a 5+hour flight. She did offer us something to eat, blankets earbud. Still my back was killing me upon arrival at Phoenix. JEt Blue. Get your act together. This is unacceptable."
Pros: "Cabin crew were great at looking after us and we had plenty of legroom in coach!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection was a bit limited and there was no wi-fi."
Pros: "Everything about once I got on the plane was great"
Cons: "My flight ended up being delayed 6 hours. Fine that happens, but what was particularly defeating was the fact that the 6+ hour delay was an accumulation of ongoing alerts of further delay. Had I just been told that it was be six hours, fine, I’d plan accordingly and take a nap, but because it was an hour or so increments of delay I was basically frozen by inaction and constantly having to adjust to another delay"
Pros: "Unpleasant. I requested some water, it arrived far too late. I stated I had diarrhea. The staff stated “Take your seat.” I stated I was under a doctors care for some injuries, I needed to be able to stretch my hip.” Once again the staff stated “take your seat.” The staff was rude, condescending, seemed annoyed and angry with having to do their job. I declare under penalty of perjury the formentioned is true and correct under the laws of the state of California. Karen Schuber"
Cons: "See above please."
Pros: "The crew was great, and so was a JetBlue pilot dead-heading in the seat next to me. I liked the space in the MoreSpace seat I paid for. I relieved that the upgrade seat came with boarding in the first group. Some airlines you pay for the seat, but you're still group 3 or 4 and, meaning all sorts of anxiety about the most miserable part of any flight, the dreaded fight for the overhead bins, wondering it you'll have to check the bag and then wait for it at the destination. Thank you for removing that."
Pros: "Great crew and movie options."
Cons: "The passenger in front of me was rude, but that's not the Jetblues problem."
Cons: "The flight attendant was sitting next to me and wouldn’t shut up. So annoying!!!!"
Cons: "I was delayed half a dozen times, only to be canceled. Rescheduled on a flight that was scheduled to depart two hours before the original flight. Rescheduled after an hour hold. That flight was delayed the following day. Was diverted to Baltimore only to find out only some of us on our flight are getting out by a rude agent. Then no information at all. Had to run to catch an amtrak. Later found out if I stayed I would have stayed another 13 hours in Baltimore. Missed work and had no one home to take care of my family. Oh, and travel insurance will not cover anything. The plane itself was falling apart. Seat was broken and dirty. Everyones lights were broken and it smelled."
Pros: "The crew was nice and the boarding was efficient"
Cons: "The flight was over an hour delayed in reality, but we were only told it would be 30 minutes late. We then waited on the runway for a very long time, which wasn’t incorporated into the information we were given. This made me miss a dinner reservation in buffalo."
Pros: "Food was really good, but the cabin crew were up to JetBlue's normal outstanding service"
Cons: "The range of movies is still pretty poor (if you're a frequent JetBlue traveller)"
Pros: "The plane had more room overall than comparable and more expensive flights from other major carriers. The crew was professional and efficient."
Cons: "Food options were limited and unappealing, though pretty standard for industry. Flight was short in duration ~3 hrs, so not a real issue.. I thought that selling blankets and pillows was very cheap BUT that savings is reflected in ticket cost and a better flying environmemt and experience from start to finish."
Pros: "We boarded right on time and the boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed three hours because of air conditioning malfunctioning on the plane. We sat on the tarmac for almost two and a half hours, and it must have been around 85 degrees on the plane. There was a lot of miscommunication about whether we would be switching aircraft. They finally told us to deplane because we were probably going to switch planes. After 15 minutes in the terminal, we reboarded the same plane. Got to LA 3 hours late so had to deal with horrible rush hour traffic, which we had hoped to avoid had we taken off on time."
Cons: "A flight that was to leave at 6 am did not leave untill almost 9 AM because the maintenance was onboard and would not clear it.. They swapped airplanes gave us a new gate and the same problem at the new gate as well..... the maintenance is in the plane and we will begin boarding once they give us a green light..."
Pros: "The attendants were very friendly and accomodating. I have been travelling jetblue for seventeen years when flights to Buffalo was $49. I love jetblue."
Cons: "Seats are too cramp, but all airlines seem to be like this now. Food options were very limited on our flights which were a letdown. Only snacks available for 5-6 hour flights, no meals like advertised in the pamphlets."
Pros: "The flight attendants and the overall feel."
Cons: "Not enough cushion on the seat even though I paid for the extra legroom a softer seat would have been better."
Pros: "Everything was good value flight"
Cons: "Everything was good for a coach seat"
Cons: "Flight left more than 3 hours late. poor communication with passengers to explain till when and why the flight was late"
Pros: "From the start to the end nice right no problems at all thank you"
Flight delayed 2.5 hours. Connecting flight in ATL left early or we would have made our connection barely. Delta ran out of hotel rooms so we had to buy our own with a promise of being reimbursed in the future (jumping through a series of hoops no doubt). No food vouchers. Luggage is in limbo. Hoping to be rebooked on another flight in the morning but many of those are already being canceled. Connecting flights should have been notified if the late departure and should absolutely not left early.
My flight got cancelled and we was not reimbursed for expenses
Too crowded. Stale almonds. Boarding very slow. Crew was friendly and helpful. Flight was smooth and uneventful.
My biggest complaint about this flight wasn't with Delta itself, but with the man next to me who half way through the flight decided he didn't need to wear his mask anymore. With so many headlines in the news of people going insane on flights about wearing masks, I wasn't about to ask him to put it on. I was disgusted by his lack of concern for the law and the health of those travelers around him. I know that Delta Flight Attendants did not sign up to be the mask police, but I really wish someone would have told him to put a mask on. People like him are ruining what would have otherwise been a really great flight/traveling experience. I'm happy Delta is bringing back meals on longer flights (in first class). The food was good but I am excited for the day when actual meal service returns. Maybe when people like my seat mate start wearing their masks and following the rules we can go back to having nice things.
Great service during the pandemic.
Our favorite flights. Straight shots, with as much comfort as one would expect.
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "Delta Comfort Plus is always great !"
Pros: "Safe and fast journey."
Cons: "Vegan options for everything."
Pros: "Decent leg room for economy, lots of food offered, excellent choice of movie. Friendly crew."
Cons: "Additional security check at the gate is unnecessary, annoying and insulting. Worst then third world country."
Cons: "The boarding was processed by one agent. He did a fine job but took too long to board. Needed to have 2 people managing boarding the plane"
Cons: "Work on those delays"
Pros: "crew was amazing"
Cons: "there was water leaking from window during landing and the food was not hot and was just bland and uncooked"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Ran over 2 hours late with no explanation"
Cons: "Compared to Virhin Australia crew, Delta staff seem almost poorly trained in comparison. For example, Drlta crew don’t check your pass, don’t immediately move down the aisle to move along tourists busy discussing their seats and then line up for Boarding seems chaotic at best."
Pros: "Yeah...spacious leg rooms."
Cons: "Too bumpy landing at Jackson."
Cons: "They my flight"
Cons: "Quick 30 minute flight"
Pros: "Overall, flight was great."
Cons: "The couple next to me were a little on the plus size. A little tight for my flight. But I was ok"
Pros: "The seat was comfortable"
Cons: "Food was quite bad"
Cons: "Not much food offered on a long flight."
Pros: "Left on time. There were plenty of seats available"
Cons: "It was a bit cold. Bring a sweater"
Pros: "We were on time"
Cons: "The plane was terrible. Trim pieces falling off the seats. In very rough shape. The crew did ok, nothing terrible but the service was mediocre and they were very stingy with the snacks and drinks."
Pros: "Great Movie selection!"
Pros: "What I liked was getting to my house."
Cons: "The air-conditioning was extremely cold; on the positive side, I was given a blanket. The plane did not have any kind of tv screen in which to watch films or programs. Space was unbelievably tight between seats and rows; I cannot imagine a horizontally or vertically big person having any level of comfort. In general, the service was quite poor, making me wonder how does Delta treat the flight attendants, for they seemed tired and careless. The above did not happen in any of my other flights: Atlanta-Guadalajara, Guadalajara-CDMX, CDMX-Atlanta."
Pros: "Once inside the plane every thing was excellent. Very confortable. Great costumer service."
Cons: "They changed the gate it was unclear and hard to find someone to tell us where to go. Once we found someone the lady yelling at everyone where to go was very rude and rushed. Once we found the second gate the crew at the desk was very nice and helpful."
Pros: "This was my cousins first time flying and the Flight Attendants made her feel very welcomed. They all were very personable."
Pros: "The flight entertainment and crew were great. They had a lot of the latest movies available to watch, though I'm not sure you'd be able to watch if you didn't have your own headphones (I did). The crew were friendly and helpful. I got a cold cup of coffee when it should have been hot, and they corrected it immediately."
Cons: "They charge you for everything: sitting in an aisle or window seat ($15); checking one piece of luggage ($25); for food, even on a five hour flight, save for complementary snacks like a granola bar or pretzels. I paid $11 for a tiny sandwich (it fit in the palm of my already small hands). I will definitely get good at the airport next time. It may be just as expensive, but at least it will be filling."
Pros: "Smooth flight. On time and took me from 20 degrees to 80"
Cons: "The flight was fine, but there was no onboard entertainment. Fortunately the Wi-Fi worked so I was able to stream."
Pros: "Great friendly crew"
Cons: "Seats are getting smaller, expensive food"
Pros: "Was short and easy to get in and out of both airports"
Cons: "What ever happened to a free drink on international flights ?"
Cons: "The leg room is ridiculously small."
Pros: "Easy flight from check-in to boarding to deplaning."
Cons: "Nothing really! No entertainment and nothing but almonds eaten."
Cons: "We waited 3 hours for the tarmac in Seattle On Christmas"
Pros: "It was a great flight."
Pros: "Kenyatta Cheatham, our flight attendant was absolutely delightful! She made my flight enjoyable with her beautiful smile. She clearly loves her job!"
Pros: "Excellent Detroit crew"
Pros: "Hey, domestic U.S. flights aren't all bad! I was pleasantly surprised by the kind service and amenities on this Delta flight. There's a plethora of free movies to watch, and the crew continually checked on us to make sure we were hydrated. I think Delta may become my new prefered carrier for domestic flights."
Cons: "Bathroom ran out of toilet paper, but staff helped fix this after I talked with them."
Cons: "Courtesy, on time and good communication."
Pros: "Boarding was easy, flights on time Wi-Fi available (although I didn't use it)"
Cons: "Seats rather crowded in coach, small plane so it was also a bit noisy"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "These people are reprehensible. They refused to cancel and refund our tickets when the bride-to-be in a wedding we were supposed to go to was diagnosed with cancer and the wedding was cancelled. Every customer service person we dealt with was uncaring, incompetent, and completely useless."
Cons: "Bathrooms filthy..crew surly, no good option for food on three hour flight but cookies and pretzels."
Cons: "There is just not enough leg room for a flight that long and the seats don't recline enough to be comfortable unless you upgrade and the tickets were already overpriced."
Pros: "Friendly staff. Very accommodating."
Cons: "Wifi never works. I wanted to charge my phone, but my outlets weren't working, either (my neighbor had no issues). Kinda sucked considering I was planning on working on my flight to New York. The AC was blasting humid air, so it was extremely uncomfortable."
Pros: "When we landed and I was able to get off the plane"
Cons: "The guy in front of me reclining his sea before take off and the crew not correcting him so I had to which I did. He told the crew "he had the right" Crew refused to correct him because he was on a buddy pass so the rules didn't apply to him."
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "The food could’ve had been better."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Even though there were flight/seats available, Avianca did not make them availability to flight changes and only for new reservations. Extremely disappointed at you fraudulent business practices."
Cons: "My seat was broken and the flight attendants weren't able to help..."
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "The crew is busy so that she might forget the request."
Cons: "Maybe more person."
Cons: "More Colombian ethnic products like Chocoramo or Achiras"
Pros: "Very good flight"
Pros: "The crew was very professional and accommodating"
Cons: "TVs on plane were not working...food was cold."
Pros: "Fly on time, nice food."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Flight had a 3hr delay."
Cons: "Our trip was from NY to Cartagena connecting to Medellin. Our original lay over was suppose to be for 2 hours it became 7 hours!!! I missed the time in renting my car. That office closed at 8pm We also missed most of the remaining day to our day at the hotel Los Recuerdos in Guatape. Just awful!!"
Pros: "The business class seats on the JFK to Bogota section were excellent, while the seats from Bogota to Santiago were not as good...it was also a smaller plane."
Cons: "Would have liked to fly the Bogota to Santiago portion on the same aircraft as the first part of the trip."
Cons: "It would make more sense to offer food and more drinks during the flight. At least water, as it is recommended by doctors. It is important to keep people hydrated"
Pros: "Nice service and checking was fast at the airport"
Cons: "They didn’t offer any alcohol not even for sale and the take off was 10 minutes late"
Pros: "Nothing. And I've flown Avianca 4 times and tried giving it a chance."
Cons: "There is always some sort of problem. When I was in San Pedro they said the flight was delayed, then it never came. They did accommodate me with a hotel for the night which was nice after almost losing my job. The last and final time I used this airline I was at JFK 2 hours and 45 minutes ahead of time. I was there at 11:45 for a 2:20 flight. They told me I had missed my flight because I wasn't there 3 hours early. No where on my ticket did it say anything about that. There was a lot of people complaining and then they told me since I "missed' my flight I had to by a new ticket on the spot, leaving me with no option and a heafty fee."
Pros: "No delay in takeoff"
Cons: "Check in was incredibly slow, food was substandard"
Pros: "Big failed work in new york check-in account. After the 1 hour waiting, let us(who has ticket after the 01:00) the line with only one reason why it's so early and need to support other laters. Moreover, had lost my baggage."
Cons: "Big problem was with several hundreds travelers to Bogota, Sao Paulo for 23:10~40. Avianca accounts don't have any classification to avoid this type disorders problem. Had waited my bag on the band during 1 hour. But, wasn't arrived various travelers bag from new york."
Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac in the plane."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Everything first every single flight taken was delayed by at least 30 mins and not on time, then they played last minute rescheduleds in which they over booked by like twice the amount of people on flight and offer a mediocre 100 dollar travel voucher to make up for it to get on the next flight that’s 4 hours later. Since no one took that offer they ended up rescheduling it and stopping in other places to ale up for the lack of space, what was suppose to be a 6 hour flight turn in a 12 hour flight."
Pros: "The trip from New York to bogota, was excellent"
Pros: "Excellent service."
Cons: "I was told hours before my flight that my flight was delayed due to weather in the NYC area and that the new flight time was two hours later. There were no weather issues at this time. This delay made me miss my connection and the only option was for me to have a 24 hour layover in Bogota, Colombia. As a woman traveling alone this was not acceptable to me but I had no other choice. I got a hotel room for the evening and tried to make the best of it. I was not offered any compensation for this inconvenience, nothing, not even an offer to pay for my hotel room. Similar things happened to three other people in my group that I was meeting in Peru all traveling from different locations. I lost an entire day in Peru because of this. On my return flight Avianca changed the times as well and I was forced to take an earlier fight home the day before I was scheduled to leave. I therefore lost a total of two days of my vacation because of Avianca and they did NOTHING to compensate me for it. STAY AWAY FROM THIS AIRLINE!!!"
Cons: "The plane was small and not clean."
Pros: "The food was mediocre."
Cons: "The customer service was terrible. Our connecting plane had not left yet and they did not let us on. They proceeded to tell us that our only option was to stay the night and take another flight the next day. Us and 10 other people had to get into an argument with the staff in order for something to be done. After begging, they finally said they would put us on an earlier flight the following morning and they put us in a hotel. The staff did not care about us or our missed flight/wasted money that we paid for the hotel at our destination that night. It took 30 minutes for a manager to give us the time of day. Horrible experience. It's really shocking that this is how the company treats its customers."
Cons: "Long line to check bags"
Cons: "They keep canceling our flight"
Pros: "Great flight and crew."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."
Pros: "Food. As usual with avianca was amazing."
Cons: "The staff. Completely unprofessional. Flying executive from SJO to JFK with the Costa Rican staff was amazing. This one compared, was deplorable."
Pros: "Very comprehensive service. They don’t charge anything extra, the entertainment options are good, the service excellent, the food okay. Much better than most US airlines."
Cons: "The flight was delayed out of JFK for some unknown reason (definitely not weather or missing plane since it was the first flight of the morning). Several passengers were told their connecting flight would definitely be held for them. A few of us asked for a guarantee because we would rather pay to rebook another flight than get stuck, and the gate attendents at JFK said it was certain we would make our flights. Once we got to El Salvador we were told they never intended to hold our flights. Avianca agents there told the handful of us going to Cancun we we're rebooked on Copa Airline and would have to go to Panama first, then Cancun, and arrive around 10 pm instead of 11 am. Other passengers were stuck in El Salvador for even longer. For our trouble, they only offered a $70 voucher for Avianca which is essentially useless to most of us since it has extensive restrictions. On top of this, the plane seating was small and the food was terrible. When we got switched to Copa there was at least slightly more leg room and better food. Do not fly Avianca!!"
Pros: "Fairly new airplane seats with TV screens, USB slots, complimentary headphone."
Cons: "Flight was moved 6 hours with no explaination a few weeks before (apparently there's an on going strike), so we had to pay to switch our connecting flight. The day of, there was a 2hr delay so we missed our connecting flight. Food was ok. Drink selection was mediocre. Very limited TV and movie selection. Probably should have stuck with my instincts to fly with a larger carrier."
Cons: "The food was very bad. There was a pilot strike and the airline was not willing to give any compensation even though they placed me in a flight ten hours later than the originally programed and the delay was a problem for me."
Pros: "The staff was nice"
Cons: "Old plane -"
Cons: "There were time flight changes and they were not clear. I have a bad knee and was forced to wait 5 hours in Bogota for a flight out to Cali. Unacceptable!"
Pros: "Flight was cancelled and moved forward two days. An additional layover was added. I had to rebook a new flight completely and almost missed my vacation. This trip ended up costing me $1,000 more in travel and I have no idea if I will be getting a refund from the airline. I am pissed."
Pros: "The flight to Bogotá was fine."
Cons: "The flight home was cancelled w/o warning."
Cons: "They changed my flight. The dates were so bad that I didn't take it. I filled the refund form , but I'm not even sure it's going to wrk"
Pros: "I was not told the my flight was delayed. Even worse, i called them and I found out all these. They tried to reschedule me with other company but I lost 5000 on other booking. Same terrible service on way back. I was told it was a mechanical breakdown when it was published on tv about pilots stride."
Pros: "Not using Kayak, Avianca or Allianz ever again. There’s no accountability for anything."
Cons: "They managed to break my guitar case and leave me stranded in Colombia without a refund. Ended up having to buy a $800 return ticket with Jetblue."
Pros: "Plane crew was excellent."
Pros: "They were all very nice and helpful. We received two meals and snacks. I had a blanket and pillow. Couldn't complain."
Cons: "I had requested the wheel chair service due to my bad knee. When it came to boarding everything was great but when I got off the plane, no one brought the wheel chair. I ended up having to walk and hurt my knee further. They were suppose to help with my bags but I guess that's only in the USA"
Pros: "The personnel was excellent, they were friendly and very accommodating."
Cons: "The in- flight movies were not very good, perhaps contemplate on having choices for customers so that we select them."
Pros: "Crew service is very professional and froendly. They make sure we were comfortable and help us with our needs."
Pros: "I booked my flight on Avianca (JFK, NYC, to Trujillo, Peru) and missed it by five minutes. I tried to get a rescheduled flight through them but they wanted to chare me $1700 for all new tickets."
Cons: "Unconcerned workers"
Pros: "Starting at the check-in desk, the flight crew, airplane (newest 787), and the food provided, was spotless."
Cons: "Nothing to add here."
Pros: "Worst airline ever. I live in NYC and had a trip to Peru. Five flights in total. Only ONE of them worked out. Two were delayed by hours (Avianca's fault) and two others I missed because of Avianca's delays. Never flying Avianca again. Ever ever."
Cons: "Your crew didn't smile. They didn't seem very happy. The food was ok, but different from normal American cuisine. I didn't appreciate the crew's comments to some of my fellow passengers about how they we wouldn't eat the food. I would have liked to have been offered more to drink. Additionally I'm glad the crew is fond of one another, but they were loud and distracting. They were nicer to one another than the people flying. I didn't like being barked at and being given confusing directions regarding exiting the plane. Overall I wasn't impressed and would prefer to not fly with your airline again."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Better food, some entertainment, better bathrooms"
Cons: "Well,my whole trip was an adventure! I booked it online but in reality, it wasn't what was advertised. There was a problem with my checked in bag, so i had to pay 22 pounds extra to fit it in a connection flight and now i have to send receipt to get the refund. On my way back, there was a delay, so"
Pros: "Crew AMAZING nice people very hospitable the food was good, very respectable staff accommodations nice"
Cons: "The seat in the back was very uncomfortable to sleep other than that amazing"
Pros: "Crew friendly, attentive. Great plane, comfort, etc. Boarding & disembark easy. Given a little snack as we entered plane was a great touch!"
Cons: "I don't know why all airlines don't have a more orderly system for boarding by zones (like Delta). Lufthansa and Swiss both just have a mob of people blocking the boarding area and hindering people who shoud actually be boarding to get through."
Pros: "Really cheerful and friendly crew."
Cons: "They changed my seat just before boarding. Front lavatories are not usable by passengers behind the curtain."
Pros: "No I was very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Not have canceled my flight!!"
Pros: "Quick and easy flight decent cold sandwiches."
Pros: "The boarding process was well organized and fast."
Pros: "Better food than on flights I've been on originating in Germany."
Pros: "Everything was on time and efficient."
Cons: "The airplane was full, and I suggest Lufthansa use a larger craft for this route."
Pros: "flight attendant found me a seat away from the screaming babies."
Cons: "I was surrounded by about 6 babies. This is not acceptable for a long flight! I would like to have options as to where I sit. There should be a baby section where families pay more to be in a section on their own!!"
Cons: "The last rows are too near from the toilets or perhaps they weren’t clean when we left Washington"
Cons: "Too high price tickey and had to buy luggage"
Pros: "I brought my wedding dress with me and on both flights, the flight attendents were so attentive to that and hung in it the cabin crew closet. It was that extra step of care that I am grateful for!"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Great food and drinks. Very helpful staff."
Pros: "food, entertainment and most of the crew was great"
Cons: "Early boarding and then got yelled at for showing up 3min after official boarding time on ticket. no air vents for each seat. massive heat in airplane while waiting for taxiing"
Pros: "Second leg of an overseas flight still business class nice service tired from overnight first leg"
Cons: "As me ruined in the first leg they lost my luggage and eight hours later they have no idea where it is. After paying over 2000 bucks for a business class flight that really put a damper on things."
Pros: "The counter staff in Heathrow was great"
Cons: "I can't believe you fit in an additional row of seats between the exit doors and business class. Do you think your customers can be packed like sardines?"
Pros: "I liked how smooth the boarding was handled. The flight attendants where polite and helpful. A very comfortable flight."
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "The flight was transferred to a smaller plane, either because there were few passengers (the first story we heard) or because of mechanical problems on the original craft (the second story). Business class was oversold as a result, and boarding was delayed for an hour while they waited for enough BC passengers to accept 800 euros for the downgrade to economy plus. They repeatedly threatened to cancel the flight rather than raise the offer. Eventually enough knuckled under and we were allowed to leave. Some no doubt missed connections because of this petty brinkmanship. The funny coda is that because the plane was so undersold, anyone in economy that wanted their own row could have one, while economy plus was packed with the embittered and downgraded."
Pros: "Timeliness of departure time Ease of navigating airport to find departure gate"
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind Good flight over all"
Cons: "Food was awful. No TV in the seat. And movies wouldn’t play on my lap top because I needed to downgrade the program in order to watch them. Paid $37 for entire flight internet and it didn’t work half of the flight."
Pros: "The captain and others great flight"
Cons: "I ask for more food since portions are small , came back in 15 min and said no"
Pros: "Crew was warm and considerate."
Cons: "Flight was jam packed and a huge guy sat next to me and made my entire flight miserable. In economy, huge guys are a big inconvinience as they spill over your space (which is already cramped). The passenger in front pushes her seat back and when i do the same, someone from behind says it makes them uncomfortable. Wish crue can take care of these situations."
Pros: "The most comfortable trip"
Pros: "The chicken, potatos and spinach dish was the best. I like that they have you a pillow, cover, and headphones."
Cons: "At first the movies worked then they did a reset and my audio stopped working and they did another reset when I let an attendant know about it and it still didn't work. They never came back for me to let them know about the problem."
Pros: "Afterall I did get rice iso pasta."
Cons: "Cold. My chair was bumped because us was just a little bit broader in the gangway than the other chairs. (54c) There is no possebility fot ordering foid for me: diet is without grains at all and without sugar at all."
Cons: "One of the boarding crew member in Bucharest, a younger bearded male wearing glasses, was extremely rude to my husband. Boarding started a bit late, and I had to run to the ladies room. The ladies room was crowded and housekeeping was frustrated about the mess left behind by some ladies. Meanwhile my husband was approached by the above described crew member. When my husband told the crew member that I was at the bathroom, the crew member start yelling at my husband stating : I don't care, call her, u are late". When I finally arrived, there were 2 more couples behind us. People were also at the plane's door awaiting to board and find their seats. We were not late. The crew member was totally unprofessional by the way he approached my husband, the tone of his voice and his comments. My husband doesn't speak Romanian and he told me about the incident while walking my towards the plane. I couldn't go back and get the crew member's name."
Pros: "The seat was very comfortable"
Pros: "staff at airport were friendly, helpful"
Cons: "telephone reps NOT helpful and do not know the airplane seat maps"
Pros: "exception service! Night and day difference from my flight with United. THANK YOU!!!"
Pros: "Food and overall service"
Pros: "See ath to mun flight comments."
Pros: "Professional staff. Appreciated warm towels before meals. Appreciated few announcements during flight so we could sleep."
Cons: "Difficult to eat when seat backs were back in front of us. Fight attendants did not request seat backs to be raised during meals."
Pros: "Traveling in early February, the plane was relatively empty. Crew was very nice."
Cons: "No entertainment on flight! Smallish plane."
Pros: "Service was very good."
Cons: "Pasta was so so."
Pros: "Very professional, attentive, friendly flight attendants, clean aircraft (even the restrooms), surprisingly good food. I appreciate the complimentary wine, beer and after meal cordials. Boarding was quick, easy and on time."
Cons: "Economy seat room feels even smaller which, I guess, is to be expected. My husband is 6'2' and his knees touched the seat in front of him. When the person in front leans their seat back it is very claustrophobic. Over all an excellent flight though."
Pros: "Excellent all around.!"
Cons: "Only complaint is the comfort of the seats on Airbus 380-800. Not as comfortable as on other airlnes/planes, especially given 10+ hours flight."
Pros: "On board entertainment and it's equipment"
Cons: "Food was lousy. Worst I've experienced . Below par to airlines such as Singapore, Cathay or Japan airlines. Lufthansa food and crew is similar to air china now . Before this travel I used to enjoy flying with Lufthansa."
Cons: "Full plane, no options to spread out."
Pros: "Friendly, professional staff"
Cons: "Personal space too small"
Pros: "The flight from DTW to FRA was made that much better by a particular flight attendant who actually remembered it was my first time flying. She checked with me personally as we were disembarking in FRA to see how my flight was. I unfortunately did not catch her name, but she was the highlight of the flight. If I fly again, I will definitely fly Lufthansa for flight crew like her. I skipped the evening meal as I was feeling unwell, but I had the breakfast. The fresh fruit, and especially the watermelon was delicious. There just wasn't enough of it."
Cons: "The seat cushion was rather stiff and made the 8-hour-long flight just a tad uncomfortable."
Pros: "Friendly crew, overall international flight experience was comfortable. Thank you."
Pros: "The service was great. Attendants were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The seats in Business class could be more comfortable. The padding in the seats was very hard"