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Average price round-trip

$452(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$188or less

Good deal one-way

$189or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Washington Dulles Intl to San Francisco Bay Area

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,313 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Smooth flight, easy on and off."
Cons: "Staff could have paid a little more attention to what the were doing. Asked 3 times for apple juice and got orange juice. By time I realized what he had given me, he was gone ☹️"

Cons: "Pilots were 50 mins late"

Pros: "Seating choice"
Cons: "Boarding wasn't as bad as Delta... god they suck"

Pros: "Boarding and special request was excellent. We requested wheel chair for my mother and it was waiting at each arrival."

Cons: "Timeliness"

Cons: "The staff was exceptionally kind and understanding"

Cons: "When we landed we sat on the tarmac for over 30 minutes when they said 10 minutes."

Pros: "Kind crew and comfy seats."
Cons: "The seats were too compact, and the water tasted funny. Also IAD is not well equipped for snow."

Cons: "More plentiful food selections? Everything served had dairy which I can’t do."

Pros: "Lots of entertainment options"
Cons: "Need a snack on a six-hour flight. Also, didn't receive drink service until a couple of hours in and was only served about 1/4 cup worth of soda. Disappointing"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "On time and the flight crew kept everyone well in formed."
Cons: "The plane was too hot...way too hot...for most of the flight. The cabin crew was very polite but not very attentive. It took forever just to get a glass of water...plain water."

Cons: "Sony handycam and cables were stolen out of my carry-on suitcase during TSA screening. on Sept. 29th, about 8:00 - 8:30 time frame. This was to be used for my Dad's full honors funeral service at Arlington Cemetery on Oct. 1. I had gone through Alaska Airline check in, then to TSA screening where the crime took place."

Pros: "Smooth no delay"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Very friendly crew. On time flight. New airplanes. Free movies."
Cons: "Please provide more meal options available for purchse."

Pros: "The plane was on-time. Boarding was easy. Flight attendants were very helpful. They helped passengers get to their seats, find places for their luggage. Entertainment options were good. Bags arrived within a reasonable amount of time"
Cons: "I wish they would provide more food options or at least stock a few more of the ones they have. The fruit and cheese tray sells out early making it a long flight without real food. I don’t consider chips and cookies lunch food."

Pros: "One beverage cart pass during a very long flight. No food available unless preordered. Not even the obligatory mini pretzels."

Cons: "My luggages was not come at the destination. We don’t have clothes to changes for 2 days."

Pros: "Smooth experience"
Cons: "Gogoinflight wifi can be erratic"

Cons: "No soft drinks. Really."

Cons: "the person nwxt to me was hesitant to stand ip when I wanted to go bathroom. Ither than that I lived it. Attendants were super nice which makes experience different."

Cons: "Very good"

Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly and attentive. The Red system makes the flight much easier. It has entertainment, you can order your food and keep track of the flight stats"
Cons: "The plane had problems delaying the flight by 3hrs. Alaska really should change how they load the plane. After all the special people (first class, mvps, etc.) then passengers without carryons then people with carryons. This would speed up the process and keep people from getting stuck behind people who are messing with their bags."

Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "The crew was rude, they weren’t helpful. And they were talking bad about another customer infront if other customers"

Cons: "No comfort given to passengers despite 2.5 hr delay in leaving and another 1 hr on the ground after landing"

Pros: "Partnership with Virgin. Drink orders."
Cons: "boarding process didn’t go by the script and was a mess"

Cons: "Reading lights did not work. Fortunately I could move"

Pros: "Team very nice and polite."
Cons: "All the airplanes should have screens"

Pros: "Thank you for recycling in the cabin!"

Cons: "Two lines for what?"

Pros: "Quick, quiet, & cool. Just the way I like it"

Pros: "all"

Pros: "not crowded"
Cons: "almost 3 hrs late"

Pros: "The extra seat next to me."
Cons: "The fact that my baggage got left in Portland."

Pros: "Always reliable. The updates on my emails and phones are fantastic. Alaska always exceeds my expectations. Proud that they are from my hometown. Seattle."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Delayed both ways"

Cons: "Diversion to San Jose without shuttles to downtown SFO."

Pros: "normal."
Cons: "."

Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "We were awakened at 130am for breakfast!!!!!! Who eats in the middle of their sleep."

Pros: "Alaska is the best."

Pros: "Prompt. Very friendly"

Pros: "I like the option to watch movies on my phone"

Pros: "Fast, everyone was nice"
Cons: "Couldn't get wifi to work but no big deal"

Cons: "The lady on the kiosk this morning was annoyingly rude."

Pros: "It's kind of fun to ride in the small planes even though they are less comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't know that carryon suitcases wouldn't fit inside the plane. If this was mentioned somewhere in my ticket paperwork, I missed it. I would have prepared my toiletries better if I had known in advance."

Cons: "It got delayed and they didn't tell us until we got here."

Pros: "Nothing got seat by the toilet"
Cons: "Everything stressed"

Cons: "delayed"

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The landing was a bit abrupt"

Pros: "Crew from Washington to Cancún were extremely rude"
Cons: "Smile"

Pros: "Amazing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Bag drop agent was not helpful."

Pros: "Nice on board crew."
Cons: "More arm & leg room in basic seating. Tray tables are flimsy and seem worn."

Pros: "I liked the choices of movies"
Cons: "The seats were dirty and the snack choices are not healthy at all."

Pros: "The crew was excellent."

Pros: "Quickly moving through the airport."
Cons: "Take out old planes. It was really run down."

Pros: "The plane was nice"
Cons: "I’m still sitting in Minneapolis so I would have liked to be at my destination. And I had to pay for the overnight accommodations."

Pros: "Entertainment was awesome. Although airlines are stingy with snacks, Delta had a good overall selection and very generous."
Cons: "Something that cant be changed overnight, however, there should be a little more Aisle space for folks pass through as my shoulder was getting beat up after every passing person and cart."

Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Wish the seat was more comfortable. Landing was jittery and bumpy."

Pros: "The flight attendant from IAD to MSP called Bernadette was wonderful!"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "The seats were very comfortable even though legroom was limited in the basic cabin."

Pros: "Super comfortable seats. Lots of movie options."
Cons: "Food was not very good"

Pros: "Was gud"

Pros: "Comfy seats, quick service."
Cons: "If you are in Zone 3 or 4 you pretty much have to check in your bag back there is no more room. Which I don’t understand and is highly incovienent."

Pros: "Service by the Delta team"
Cons: "Seats not roomy enough"

Pros: "great service, easy to get on and off, snack options and drinks were all great"

Pros: "Fly attenden alwas with a beautiful smile"

Pros: "Nothing particularly stands out. I did arrive safely."
Cons: "First class did not come with lounge access? Drinks were not cold. Bathrooms were falling apart and came with a disgusting odor. Time to retire these aircrafts."

Cons: "Tv"

Pros: "That I landed safely"
Cons: "1st class was horrible."

Cons: "I have traveled with my luggage plenty of times through airports and the flight from washington to jacksonville, my luggage came back to me cracked and broken. I was surprised that Delta handling was worse than any of the cheaper flights I normally take and will not be checking any baggage with Delta again."

Pros: "I was traveling alone with my (cranky) infant son and the crew members were kind and accommodating. Though the flight was delayed by almost 2 hours, the crew worked quickly to ready the replacement plane and the pilot made up time and got us to San Jose as quickly and safely as possible."
Cons: "The original plane had mechanical issues, which caused an almost two hour delay while waiting for a replacement plane to arrive. Since I was traveling alone with my young son, after an already long previous flight, it made for a more difficult trip."

Cons: "Sat by the exit seat so the door was a bit more chilly. No food. Small entertainment screens with audio bleed through."

Pros: "Great and friendly crew"
Cons: "baggage rules, check in with baggage, change fee for flight when it was not customers issue that caused the 5 min delay! Unable to reach reservation desk on line or via phone (neither was the gate agent)"

Cons: "Seeing as I’m still waiting for my flight, more than five hours later I am not inclined to rank it highly. This airport is an embarrassment and I will try my best to never fly Delta again. Weather is no excuse for this."

Pros: "My flight was canceled but Delta rebooked me on a flight leaving at about the same time as my original flight, which arrived just a little later than originally anticipated"
Cons: "My original flight was canceled"

Cons: "It’s was the best flight in my life"

Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Small aircraft. Loud engine noise. Biased treatment for tickets booked on non Delta sites"

Cons: "Delayed two hours"

Pros: "No vegetarian options in first class.. and go go wouldn5 hook up. Flight was an hour late...but that was ok."
Cons: "The pilot did a nice job of flying in and banking so we could see the view.."

Pros: "Got to my placs"
Cons: "Lol put the two fattest people next to each other"

Cons: "They delayed the flight for 11 hours and did let anyone know until after 4 hours of waiting and then the gate number for the new flight was wrong"

Pros: "Almonds"
Cons: "Seat, did not get upgraded"

Pros: "The fact that there were no snakes on this plane :-)"
Cons: "Same issue... there were no snakes on the plane :-/"

Pros: "Fast and comfortable"
Cons: "No tv but understanding"

Pros: "Crew was curious and quick to think of alternative solutions."
Cons: "The flight was way too hot. They didn't have enough A/C and we were all sweating up a storm on the flight. The flight was also scheduled to leave 15 min early, but we ended up leaving 15 minutes late, it was odd. One of the bathrooms was out of order too."

Cons: "There delay"

Cons: "Smooth"

Pros: "Hassle free left on time arrived early San Jose nice airport and drive to red wood city picturesque Staff friendly and cookies great"
Cons: "On this occasion I actually enjoyed it all"

Pros: "Flight was smooth and leg room great"
Cons: "A flight of four hours should have decent food. Too short connection times and inconsistent restaurants in the airports often leave me very hungry. Give us real healthy food onboard."

Cons: "No trash bag in my seat for puking or bubblegum"

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Nothing everything was fine"

Pros: "Comfortable plane"
Cons: "Travelled with some guys straight out of the Hangover movies. Going to Vegas for a Bachelor party and ogling and making comments on the flight attendant and other passengers! Nothing delta can do about that, It's part of life..."

Cons: "Poor leg room compared to jet blue"

Pros: "Got an upgrade to Comfort + Delta is the best major airline in USA for sure"

Cons: "2 of my 4 bags, which I checked in, were broken during my travel."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Being scammed by the Chinese, China Southern"

Cons: "after reaching the destination, it took a lot to open the airplane's doors and letting people out"

Pros: "The crew was super nice, they offer me to change my seat to fly with my sister."
Cons: "The pilot"

Cons: "The seats are extremely restrictive and in a aisle seat I had the gentleman sitting next to me with thighs touching and attendants brushing by me as I squished to left to avoid contact with him. Entertainment screen between center seat and window seat so I just didn't even try to look at it and mostly just leaned forward to have a little space. Also another inch or 2 was taken by person in front of me putting their seat back. With such restrictive space why is this even possible??? Flying has become ridiculous and I try not to as much as I can."

Pros: "Nothing on this flight was good except for the Captain with constant updates on the never ending delays."
Cons: "This flight was delayed for nearly three hours due to a mechanical problem with the assigned aircraft. We did not get the reason for the delay until nearly 2 hours after the scheduled departure time. Then, when a new plane was assigned. The boarding agents were rude. The flight attendant was rude."

Pros: "Got me to my destination"
Cons: "Attendants were less than welcoming with NO sense of humor. I found an empty whiskey container in the area under the seat in front of me. When I jokingly said that I found it empty and could she refill it for me, the attendant went off on me, telling me that she was too busy and couldn’t take it"

Pros: "Dear American, stop lying to your passengers stating that the flights are full, when in fact, they are not. Customers are willing to pay for upgrades but you give them no way to do so."

Cons: "I'm expecting more from AA. We were delayed for 2.5 hr since we didn't have a pilot !!!!!"

Cons: "Speaker volume was too high."

Pros: "The tv and drinks"
Cons: "Being told why we’re delayed and then not being kept on board for so long once we arrived late"

Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "In a period of 20 minutes in the hour before boarding there were three gate changes. The last one was a change of terminal and gate. You have been doing this for years and you should know how to do this already."

Cons: "Too bad you paid$$$$ and they give you pretzels"

Cons: "Constant delays, wrongful promises of when/how long delays would take"

Cons: "I paid $70 for a seat upgrade, and it showed on my boarding pass as “EXIT” (exit aisle) with 6 inches of extra legroom when I purchased the upgrade in London. By the time I arrived in Dallas, the “EXIT” indicator on my boarding pass disappeared. When I boarded the plane there was no extra legroom and row 16 was not an exit row: rows 14 and 15 were. I endured a less comfortable trip, and now have to go through the pain and effort to get a refund. Good luck to me..."

Cons: "Small, cramped seating"

Cons: "Delayed"

Cons: "Rushing from gate to gate after sitting on the tarmac for 30 minutes after not having anything to eat on the four hour flight from PHL. Not being able to get anything healthy because the layover was reduced from 40 minutes to 5. GIVE US SOME FOOD DAMMIT!"

Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "Tiny bathrooms"

Cons: "First of all, this flight was not good; that was my rating for the first leg of CLE to DFW. DFW to SJC was a disaster due to weather and multiple equipment changes. Overall the flight was delayed 7 hours, from 4:50pm to 11:40pm. I opted to reschedule for the following morning -- and that flight ended up being delayed for an hour due to equipment changes and mechanical issues. Door-to-door I spent 30 hours getting from CLE to SJC."

Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour (which wound up being a 3.5 hour delay in total, with all the continual delays that pursued afterwards(, which would have made us miss our connecting flight back to our home destination. We switched flights in order to make it home at a decent hour and not spend our entire day and night in an airport. We arrived home and they did not transfer two of our three checked bags to our flight, thus making it highly inconvenient upon our arrival home with no luggage."

Pros: "Staff was great"

Pros: "Customer service was friendly"
Cons: "So uncomfortable"

Cons: "The male flight attendant was incredibly rude, kept hitting my arms with his body with zero apologies. No manners when taking food and drink orders. Did not seem like he liked his job and in a customer service atmosphere this was extremely disappointing."

Cons: "Poor seating and lost my bag."

Pros: "People actually boarded by group number"
Cons: "Sitting in premium economy still doesn't giive enough room to spread out papers and get work done. Out of four segments I only got upgraded once despite having 16 upgrades in my account."

Pros: "1, Crew are very attentive 2. Great seat"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The staff that pushed us thru the ridiculous process of going thru customs , getting our bags checked again & raced us thru to our connecting fight was amazing !!!"
Cons: "Our connecting flight was too close given we were coming back from Mexico& had to go thru customs. The security at customs were so rude to my mother who was in a wheelchair! The customs checking process was a joke! We barely made to our flight running thru that entire airport pushing my mother in a wheelchair. I can't tell you how horrible the experience was for both of us!"

Cons: "Seat in front of me was broken in the reclined position so I had no leg room."

Cons: ""Parked" on tarmac for 25 minutes waiting to leave LAX. Arrived half an hour late"

Cons: "This flight transfer was totally ridiculous, and required me to exit security, take a bus, get through security again, take another bus, and then wait in a crappy gate with one single terrible food option. Whoever thinks this is a reasonable transfer ought to be subjected to it themselves before booking it for others."

Pros: "I had a family member enter the hospital 5 hours before take off. I got a full refund, even though I didn't have trip insurance."

Cons: "Plane had no Per-seat entertainment system."

Pros: "The plane was brand new and the crew were very nice. Entertainment system was well-done with good selection of movies. Even unedited movies!! Great."
Cons: "The plane was delayed for a half hour before it was marked as "delayed" and then it was delayed another half hour. If I had known it was going to be an hour late I would've been able to eat a proper dinner. They seemed to be out of every normal drink on the drink cart."

Pros: "Biscoff!"
Cons: "lack of ent. options"

Pros: "Staff was kind."

Pros: "Everything went smooth. Staff were professional and friendly"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "entertainment displays on the back of every seat headrest. Nice room on Main Cabin Xtra, even with someone in the middle seat."
Cons: "1 of the flight attendants was pushy(older caucasian lady)"

Pros: "Comfy seats, great service, was a smooth ride"
Cons: "my entertainment system wasnt working, the headphone jack was not working at all."

Cons: "No issues"

Cons: "THe reading light was broken"

Pros: "Boarding the plane from the back first saved longer queues. Unfortunately people cheat and the boarding officers don't send them back to the right queue. Toilets were clean. Staff excellent. I was glad all my flights were stuffed to the gunnels. Presumably that is best for the environment rather than lots of planes with fewer passengers in each."
Cons: "Passport control with new computer ID checks was fast. Baggage was slow coming. I booked through Netflights and they didn't book me a good seat. If I could have changed it myself they should have told me. On the way to Tampa on 3rd March I couldn't check in within 24 hours and had to wait half an hour while they changed our plane. BA used to do short science programmes which I loved. Shame these have finished."

Pros: "I had lots of space to my self"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "We were so crowded. No leg room. The lady next to me was too big for her seat so it was hot and sweaty the whole way"

Pros: "Entertainment was not available for the latest Safari browser 10."

Cons: "It's not the first time that I was forced to gate check my carry on luggage. They claim that the cabinet in the plan is full while actually there is plenty of spaces for multiple luggages to be there. The crew was rude and refuse to explain it in an acceptable way. When I asked why cant I carry it when there is enough space, she simply says because you just can't. Do you want to take the plan or not! This is unacceptable."

Cons: "no food"

Pros: "I missed my previous flight, and even before that my day was going pretty bad. I was quickly routed to the desk to get a replacement ticket, and even though the flight was oversold, they had me wait around until the plane was ready to take off. A couple minutes after they shut the door of the boarding bridge, I was called and told to follow one of them. It turns out a couple of people were headed to the right city in the wrong country."

Pros: "The flight was on time. It was serviced well by very friendly flight attendants. I enjoyed it very much."

Pros: "The crew was very helpful and kind."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed over an hour and we had a connecting flight to Vegas that we were worried we were going to miss."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was pushed out at least 5 times before departing. Once we even boarded and were told to get off the plane after the delay became too long, "for security purposes." The pilot was completely unprofessional - he tried to make light of the situation. At first it was funny but the jokes soon got old. There was little attempt to to update as the delay kept getting longer and longer. We learned more about the delay from our phone apps than from the crew. Most idiotic and incompetent group I've ever flown with."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We sat on the runway for more than an hour."

Pros: "I was able to change my seat."
Cons: "Five hour delay, no entertainment, no food... A really poor experience."

Cons: "6 hour flight did not have meal or entrainment. There were no blankets available. The cabin temperature was warm in the front of the plane and cold in the back of the plane"

Pros: "Once we took off everything was good"
Cons: "We boarded and pushed off from the gate on time. Then the plane was forced back to the gate because of some mistake the ground crew made when loading the jet. This caused an hour plus delay getting to SFO"

Cons: "More frequent drinks/water"

Pros: "Friendly crew members."
Cons: "issues with the entertainment system. Food is not very palatable, just passable."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Bigger seats"

Cons: "The fuel mishap made us late which is just not ok.g get it right."

Pros: "The staff and crew were excellent"
Cons: "Legroom was far too tight, by at least an inch. Entertainment such as recent movies, available on other airlines for free, was available only for pay."

Pros: "Plane was airborne"
Cons: "Departure delayed, no wi-fi, poor cabin service, lack of personnel, more interested in charging for drinks(wine/beer), dirty, smelly seats, and lavatory, unstable charger port"

Pros: "The captain and first officer were top notch! They were very polite and kind. The plane seemed clean."
Cons: "One of the female flight attendants was passive aggressive to anyone she didn’t agree with. She wasn’t out right rude but nonetheless, she doesn’t need to act like that."

Pros: "Everything wasnt bad."
Cons: "Had seating in the very back row in 38 middle seat, was very cramped and uncomfortable, felt claustrophobic. Other than that, probably will avoid the back row from now on."

Cons: ":)"

Pros: "The pilots were informative with their announcements and we were informed of turbulence before it started. We also got in ahead of schedule. I also appreciated being able to ask for a glass of water between services as I had fallen asleep."
Cons: "The negative experiences started before we got on the plane. Boarding began slightly behind schedule and was very disorganized. People were all standing in the boarding area and out into the walkway for the concourse. I feel it would be better to have boarding groups come up individually or two at a time. (While group one boards, group two convenes. Once group one has boarded, invite group three to take their place.) Once group three had boarded, an announcement was made that there was no overhead bin space availble for the entirety of group 4. It seems a bit ridiculous that nearly half the plane wouldn’t have overhead space. It took awhile to board group 4 as everyone had luggage to check and once we finally got down the jetway, we had to wait another few minutes before being able to get to our seats as the flight attendant for first class insisted on taking drink orders while she stood in the aisle. I understand this is a perk of first class but I feel it could be better executed. These seats are boarded in group one so to have drink orders incomplete by the time group four is trying to board is irritating at best and incompetent at worst. Once finally at our seats, it became apparent that the announcement about lack of overhead bin space had been made a bit early. The bins were on the full side but they definitely had space available. Also, much of the space had been taken up by jackets and bags that would have fit under the seats; which I felt could have prevented nearly all of the checked bags. The flight was uneventful with minor annoyances like having to pay for entertainment and any sort of food. Even southwest provides entertainment free of charge and I consider them to be more of a budget airline. If I fly Lufthansa again, I will not take a domestic flight through United and will instead book via southwest to and from the international airport Lufthansa flies out of."

Pros: "Comfortable, no issues."

Pros: "Everything except meal. For a 5+ hours flight they should at least give a full can of soft drink instead of sharing it to 4"
Cons: "In cabin service."

Pros: "No e service"
Cons: "Food was not included entertainment was not include at that price"

Cons: "Old plane even though we upgraded to first class it was just bigger seats no entertainment cold draft just horrible felt like we were flying back in the 80s. Lastly our luggage didn't come with our flight it came with the next flight. Horrible horrible experience"

Pros: "Helpful agent who rebooked. Food vouchers but didn't nearly cover the cost of airport food."
Cons: "Getting to airport early only to find at the last moment the plane was delayed causing us to miss our connecting flight. Had to rebook and spent the entire day in airports arriving at our destination very late at night. Wasted a day of vacation."

Cons: "No leg room, even sitting in Economy Plus! Very disappointed on this flight. 5 hour flight on 737."

Pros: "New plane, good entertainment system"
Cons: "Horribly uncomfortable, anti-ergonomic seats -- now back pain, lower back pain, leg cramps, etc. Very, very bad seat design. Even despite Economy Plus -- still bad."

Pros: "Everything was perfect!"

Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours"

Pros: "At least they made the TV free"

Cons: "Food was inedible. Refund requested and received. Male flight attendant was inattentive, careless, and a poor attitude. Seats are crowded beyond reason."

Pros: "Wi-Fi through the United app is a nice feature; able to watch two movies during IAD - SFO. Newer plane had more comfortable seats than older 320."
Cons: "Arriving at terminal early and having to wait on the tarmac for a gate to clear."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "1. Delayed flights- I took a round trip SFO-IAD. Both my flights were delayed by 3 hours each. Reached my destination at odd hours and was never compensated. 2. Not apologetic !"

Cons: "No in-flight entertainment, unless you purchased Direct TV. And if you did not -- you had a super bright Direct TV commercial flashing in your eyes for 6 hours. Seat was broken and did not recline. I had a tight connection to make (20 minutes) and upon asking if they could call the gate or help me deplane quickly, stewardess's response was that "there are other flights tomorrow". Very unhelpful. It worked out, because my connecting flight was cancelled. At which point United told me they could get me on another flight FOUR DAYS later. Or a 9-hour bus to my destination two days later. Yes, a bus. So I ended up taking another flight two days later to a destination three hours from my original itinerary and renting a car at my own expense. Worst flight experience ever -- I will never fly United if I can't help it."

Pros: "not much"
Cons: "rude lady"

Pros: "No Lufthansa?!"
Cons: "No Lufthansa?!"

Pros: "Roomy seats"
Cons: "Have to pay to watch movies"

Cons: "My flight had 90 minutes delay."

Cons: "The seats were the worst ever. They would not recline and the un detachable pillow on the seats were even more uncomfortable."

Cons: "Booked a seat and paid for it then got moved without any notice."

Cons: "$8 to have any entertainment. No power available for personal entertainment."

Pros: "The notifications via apo"
Cons: "My connecting flight was cancelled when I got to Dulles, all of the passengers had top make changes to flights on their own, I was placed on standby twice, so I didn't have time to stop and eat, and I finally got a flight, there wasn't even food to buy, only snacks, I got terribly ill, because I went about ten hours without eating. My connection was changed to Austin, where I had a layover then tooto San Francisco. This allowed me to get at 7, local tone instead of waiting until ten local time. My flight got in so late, I was unable to drive the additional 4 hours I was supposed to, so I had to get a room, because I arrived after being up for nearly 24 hours. Very disappointed in my arrival flight,I hope my flight home is better. Couldn't access the free entertainment on the app I installed the day before."

Cons: "Flight was delayed for mechanical reasons... Almost missed my connection in San Francisco. My bag got lost."

Cons: "Should have a better food than a very small bag of snacks. Should have some movies or series free to watch. United international planes are better for that"

Pros: "The Captain did a great job of letting passengers know when to expect turbulence ahead, time of arrival (we arrived early), etc. Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Complementary food selection was poor - would like to see healthier snack options (100% all natural, organic, etc.) and allergy alternatives (gluten free, soy free, non GMO, etc). Seating was uncomfortable (economy class) and AC adapter plug was loose (iPhone charging adapter wouldn't stay secure in outlet below seat) Wasn't seated next to my spouse although tickets were purchased at the same time (on same transaction)"

Pros: "2 hour delay leaving Dulles for a multitude of constantly changing reasons"

Pros: "I have RLS, & usually am in agony after 1 hour of sitting, even with pills . The ride was so comfortable I made it 5 out of 6 hours without pain . The higher seats in the larger plane were a lifesaver ."
Cons: "The zesty ranch snack burnt my mouth, maybe have a substitute.?"

Cons: "Three hours delayed"

Pros: "Getting to my destination"
Cons: "Coming home"

Pros: "Boarding was pretty quick. The crew was very friendly. I have to say United is one of the best airlines to fly. I really like how they come to offer food/drink, then snack, then water, then coffee. It's nice to have the constant attention. Trash is picked up right away. it's great service."
Cons: "when I just paid 7.99 to watch a movie and the crew makes really long announcements, interrupting the movie. They could make some of those announcements before the inflight entertainment starts. I think announcements should be quick and to the point, nobody likes to hear someone trying to remember what they were about to say. Also there was a problem getting the thing that connects the plane to the building when it was time to be let off and everyone was getting really hot while we waited 30 minutes to be let out."

Pros: "Smooth ride no delay"
Cons: "Kinda warm"

Pros: "The stewardesses were efficient"

Pros: "Pleasant but not available"

Cons: "waited in 5 lines for should have been very simple check in process and almost missed the flight because of it. arrived 2 hours early"

Pros: "No problems. Oddly."

Cons: "No snack offered. And have to pay for bugagges is to much . Really tight seating. Now not feeling good . But I guess that's nothing that can be helped"

Pros: "There was no food, the seats r to close together"

Pros: "Nada"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "paying for bags is non refundable so dont change your mind"

Pros: "I país for seat 25...$12."
Cons: "I would not FL y any more for Frontier"

Cons: "The credit card sales pitch. Too long and loud. People were trying to sleep and were rudely woken up and subjected to that !"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Don't have food free inside the fly"

Pros: "I have a small bag on the plan n they charge me 60 dolllar for that it not fair"
Cons: "They don't have a good service"

Pros: "Overall service"

Pros: "The plane didn't crash."
Cons: "Unorganized boarding. Uncomfortable. Required to pay for bags. More expensive to bring it on the plane with you, but couldn't even get them from baggage claim in a timely manner. Took over an hour for bags to come."

Pros: "canceled flights lack of knowledge.."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "delays,uncomfortable,bare bones,stoic"

Pros: "Nothing good, bad baggage handling experience, miss commitment. Overall it was pretty bad."

Pros: "Frontier is an absolutely horrible airline"

Cons: "Seriously, extra charge for a seat and carryon? Crappy plane, etc."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed, baggage took over 40 mins to come at the end of the trip"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Friendly attitude"
Cons: "Should be an agent helping people in line at ticket counter. More ticket counter agents."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "It was delayed by 3 hrs due to the agencies own planes. And then our luggage was over an hour late getting to usee at baggage claim."

Cons: "this company does not respect the customer. For both flights delay of more than 6 hours."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Everything."

Cons: "It's very late to get a hotel and they didn't arrange anything for us. We get a credit for future flights and hotel reimbursement. But I'd rather not fly Frontier again!"

Pros: "efficient"

Cons: "Delay"

Cons: "Space"

Cons: "Feeling like cattle...unorganized....late flights, rude staff (baggage claim people at SFO were horrible even mocking my choice of baggage). Super cramped, uncomfortable....and having to listen to frontier's infomercial about their credit card for 30 min"

Pros: "the low fares"
Cons: "the delays and carry on charges"

Cons: "Frontier doesn't lease enough gates. Waited 35 minutes after landing for gate to clear. Both flights. Frontier late in unloading bags. Waited 40 minutes at luggage carousel. Frontier lost my bag"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "trash airline"

Pros: "Inexpensive"
Cons: "Seat extremely uncomfortable for a person my height (6') and not adjustable in any way. Not a ton of leg room either, though not noticeably less legroom than other airlines."

Cons: "2 hours on tarmac. Yuck."

Pros: "None"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Delay for too long. It took so long after landing! What are the ground crews doing?"

Cons: "We were stuck on the runway for over an hour after we landed and getting our luggage was a DISASTER. They changed the location of our baggage claim carousel with minimal notice, only to change it back to the original carousel with NO NOTICE. It took over an hour again for our luggage to come out and it trickled in so slowly, that I ended up getting my bag a full two and a half hours after we landed. Awful experience."

Cons: "Frontier charges for the most basic amenities that other airlines provide (non alcoholic beverages and carry-on luggage space)."

Pros: "Not"
Cons: "Everything . Plus they lost my bag. Will neve fly Frontier again."

Pros: "I'd rather take a shower at auschwitz than fly frontier again"
Cons: "Everything. Literally everything"

Pros: "I didn't die."
Cons: "Terrible service. Massive delays. Will not use this airline again."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "It felt clean."
Cons: "Surprise charges for seat assignments and outrageous charges for carry on luggage. Uncomfortable sears with no leg room. Too many announcements, ads spoken through intercom."

Cons: "luggage was lost seating very cramped had to rush to board, almost missed connection"

Cons: "No entertainment and you have to pay for a soda. Really"

Cons: "Frontier is the biggest rip off of an airline in America."

Pros: "Friendly passengers around me"
Cons: "Long delay, no meals available, no water offered, nothing to read"

Pros: "Excellente"
Cons: "Excellent"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything. what has happened to frontier? wont fly them again"

Pros: "The bare bones frontier philosophy leaves nothing to like"
Cons: "Feeling like cattle"

Cons: "Delayed, no notifications"

Pros: "That we eventually arrived"
Cons: "That we arrived 3.5 hours after we were supposed to"

Cons: "The lack of wifi; the lack of leg room"

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