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$420 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$96 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Washington to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,264 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Stewardess for Emerites Air was not friendly as all."

Cons: "Boarded 20 min late with no explanation and took off another 20 min late with little explanation. Almost missed connecting Alaska flight."

Pros: "Timeliness"
Cons: "If alcohol is served on a short flight I recommend getting through drink service faster. I did not appreciate getting my beer at the end (because I was at the back of the plane) and 5 minutes later the crew asking for it back because we were landing soon."

Pros: "The crew. Customer service."

Pros: "Good people. Happy."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "If the windows had a pull down shade"

Cons: "Delayed flights - both GEG to SEA and SEA to LAX"

Pros: "Prompt and efficient boarding"
Cons: "The plane was stifling/hot. The air blowing from above was warm. While it was cold outside, the plane was miserable. i realize that planes are consistently delayed/held due to runway construction in Seattle...and that's nothing Alaska can change. But boarding early and then forcing us to swelter?"

Pros: "Fast and no delays"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "To short of a flight to review. Staff was friendly."

Pros: "Great help at the front desk at the boarding atea"
Cons: "Cramped seating"

Pros: "Entire trip front cabin bathroom was out of service and fasten seat belt signs were illuminated even though there was no turbulence. Only an hour trip but still shouldn't have to hold it until I land."

Cons: "No food, just snacks."

Pros: "early and smooth"

Cons: "Plastic water bottle! Not eco friendly?"

Cons: "Not even soda pop is complimentary?"

Pros: "The plane was clean and the crew was friendly and efficient. The pilot directly communicated about the flight and that was a nice touch. It was a very early flight and there were only 11 people on the plane, so lots of room."

Pros: "No problems with the airline, security was a little tight. When I received a quick flag about a change in the flight from the app, the agent I asked was very helpful and double checked form further information when she couldn't find anything at first."
Cons: "Security was really tight, it reminded me of LAX before their upgrades! :)"

Pros: "Where another airline waited till the last minute to advise me of a delay that completely stopped my travel, you had multiple availability schedules at the last moment. That airline did not even attempt to search other airlines to accommodate my need. In fact your connections were more direct!"
Cons: "The boarding areas were primitive and not sheltered for the weather."

Pros: "Free wine!"

Pros: "Just fine"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Canceled my flight day before departure. Rebooking was easy . Similar bookings . Then new flight delayed then missed connection . That lead me to be stuck in airport for almost 6 hours ."

Pros: "Our flight was delayed an hour but the captain was very good about explaining the issue and giving us ongoing information."
Cons: "I arrived a the airport early and tried to get on an earlier flight. The Alaska rep wouldn't help me and said I had to use the kiosk for that. I did not get on the flight. When I got to the gate (I paid for first class) my boarding pass didn't work. It was resolved but it seems my using the kiosk created the problem even though I didn't change flights."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "They lost all checked baggage from all passengers aboard the entire plane, and cannot give me any answers as to what happened or where any of the bags actually are. Bags show in their system, but are not physically present anywhere. It was a direct flight!! TERRIBLE service! they don't know if/when I'll get my bags. Unacceptable, as I have medications inside, thinking they could not screw up a direct flight."

Pros: "This was the SECOND cancelled flight from Alaska on this trip. I called customer service and rebooked on Delta. I was shocked alaska cancelled both legs of the trip and made my travel day home about 7 hours when the flight was 1 hour... not impressed. Will look to book delta in the future for this leg."

Pros: "speed, efficient staff"
Cons: "the 400 bombadier was very cramped rough landings"

Pros: "The pilot and the free wine and the window seat."
Cons: "The ticket gate was marked wrong and I was running to get my seat and almost missed the flight."

Pros: "The flight was fast and easy. No complaints."

Pros: "All was great. I liked to option to store my bag for free so I did not have to fight the overhead cabinets."

Pros: "Electrical outlets at seat + Wifi almost made me forget the agonizing pain in my knees"
Cons: "Having the next seat jammed into my knees made the Wifi and outlet not as enjoyable"

Cons: "Flight was scheduled to leave at 7am, ended up switching flights and did not get out until 10am and was late for a conference. Problem wasn't due to a delayed flight coming in but failure to fix something overnight. Alaska has been good in the past but screwed this one up."

Pros: "plane was on time and clean. Good service."
Cons: "I wish it were easier to find the terminal and gate number through either the Alaska website or through my smartphone apps (like Apple Wallet or email updates)."

Pros: "The flight itself was great."
Cons: "Checking in was a nightmare. First time of Alaska. Can't check baby items for free like on other airlines. KTN was not entered on tickets so didn't have the pre-check I paid for. Agent asked for ID then after those were put away asked for passports so had to dig back through bag. Had to lift suitcase on scale 2 times to get to 50 pounds, then 3rd time agent finally said we could just put the items we removed on the scale instead. Attitude from agent at check-in and at the gate were miserable and snotty! Will NOT fly again!"

Cons: "Walking in rain to the steep ramp into terminal. A very nice gentleman saw I was struggling with my carryon and cane and kindly pulled my bag to the top for me."

Pros: "Nothing. No attempt by Alaska to help much with my situation. I had to spend the night in a chair or on the floor of the arrival area. I will spend 24 hours waiting for the next flight. I had to wait until the following morning to get my luggage. I have a headache. I asked Alaska for a room to catch some sleep and they said "call customer service". My phone battery was out because my charger was in my checked bag."
Cons: "Nobody was there to help me. I had to search for the luggage room of Avinca. Airline."

Pros: "Everything went smoothly. No trouble whatsoever."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "like the ability to watch movies keeps your mind busy."
Cons: "plane stunk like pee"

Pros: "Boarding process, simple and easy. Great attendants."
Cons: "The movies I rented on gogo were finicky, meaning it skipped a few seconds every once in a while, and when I rewinded it still skipped the same parts. Made the movie more difficult to understand."

Cons: "Plane was delayed almost an hour..no explanation"

Pros: "It was a quick flight."

Pros: "Flight crew was so good. Everyone was friendly and helpful and in a good mood"

Pros: "No waiting"
Cons: "Kid screaming"

Pros: "Exceptional assistance with our luggage at the Spokane airport"
Cons: "Flight was delayed half an hour, making the connection tight; turbulence in the air (but that's nobody's fault)"

Pros: "I've never had a bad experience with Alaska Air. The flight staff was friendly and courteous, however can appear unprofessional. Other than that no complaints."
Cons: "Food could use some work...not a lot of bang for your buck."

Cons: "some delay due to hydraulic problem"

Pros: "Their ability to solve the problem"

Cons: "Slat Lake is not good for mobility challenged people."

Cons: "Cleanliness"

Pros: "Crew was awesome! Service was quick!"
Cons: "One flight the plane was quite warm and the air overhead was blowing warm air.. didn’t cool down until we were preparing to land and then it blew warm air out again.."

Pros: "Seats too small"
Cons: "Crappie entertainment. Never figured out how to login on phone,"

Cons: "Flight into Seattle delayed, flight out of Seattle to Minneapolis delayed flights out of Minneapolis to Bismarck delayed. Ran from gate F to gate c24 arrived at 10:23 p.m. Slight to the park at 10:25 p.m. and they closed the door on me as I was running up there. Ran across the entire terminal to get there and they would not let me on. Last Flight of the night to Bismarck. Missed my uncle's 90th birthday party. Would not give me food voucher. Delta gate agent told me she would lose her job if she did not close the doors 8 minutes prior. However the Minneapolis flight waited for 15 minutes for people to board that plane. How does that compute? Why would they not wait 3 minutes for me rather than pay the money to put me up in a hotel?"

Pros: "Crew is always friendly"
Cons: "Aircraft broke, had to route me to an additional three stops just to get me home and through the night. Also, still unsure of where my checked baggage is."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Flight attendants not friendly"

Cons: "Having food & being on time would’ve been nice?"

Pros: "Nothing to like when 1. you are arriving at your destination after 24 hours plus delays. 2. you paid Comfort+ class (not cheap) and are constantly pushed back in the Main Cabin."
Cons: "Actual flights flying on time. What a mess!"

Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."

Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Don’t change my chosen seat that I paid for as I am entering the plane without my knowledge and acceptance"

Pros: "Crew had pleasant personalities.. not stoic annoyed faces"
Cons: "People should wait their turn getting off the planes “Wait until the seat in front of you is empty,” says the elementary school teacher .."

Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."

Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."

Pros: "Amazing crew, on time, decent coffee, plenty of drinks"
Cons: "The drinks cart was a little slow..."

Pros: "Free WiFi"
Cons: "Dirty bathroom on the plane."

Cons: "My sit changed last minute, noisy babies"

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "No food or drinks"

Pros: "Nothing cause it didn't happen"
Cons: "The fact that my flight was delayed so it didn't matter because the flught was delayed all the way til the next day."

Pros: "Excellent attendants. Smooth boarding and on time flight."

Pros: "Swift travel!"

Pros: "The ticket agents and other airport personnel were tremendously understanding and helpful! As a matter of fact, a few said this happens more often than it should, which is sad and shocking! Had it not been for their help this would have been much worse!!!"
Cons: "Our original flight included a connection that overlapped and needed to be changed. I brought this to the attention of Kayak/Aeromexico and the flight appeared to changed for our entire party of six. When we arrived to depart from Akron-Canton there were MAJOR issues with Delta acknowledging the change on their end. We waited at check-in for an hour and half before this was resolved. This also happened when we left Cancun and almost missed our flight. Our daughter also had to put on stand-by in Atlanta due to this fiasco. We spent another two hours working with Delta customer service trying to get her a seat on our flight back to Akron-Canton. Had we not been to Cancun airport extra early AND had our flight delayed in Atlanta we would have missed both flights. This was without a doubt the worse experience we have ever had!! It should have been caught and resolved before I ever had to get involved. I am very disappointed and unhappy with the service offered for the tickets we purchased. This was extremely stressful for my wife and kids and tarnished our vacation. This was totally and completely avoidable!!! You can and should do better to service your customers!!"

Pros: "The flight staff were very attentive and courteous. I was asleep when drinks were passed out. The stewardess went out of her way to get me a drink after I woke up."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding employee was rude."

Pros: "Entertainment on first flight"
Cons: "Food, no smoking at Minneapolis airport"

Pros: "Truly, everyone of the flight attendants were delightful, professional and caring."
Cons: "Food. I didn’t remember to bring food this time but thankfully I was far enough forward there was some. Thanks"

Pros: "The service was impeccable as always"

Pros: "nice people"
Cons: "need more food and drinks"

Pros: "That i survived"
Cons: "Cramped no entertainment cofée was nasty"

Cons: "I dont like that we wasted 3 hours delay in the fiarst fly, makimg us waste more time at los angeles it was a really nightmare"

Pros: "The initial boarding process was quick, smooth flight"
Cons: "I've never had a flight wait over 30 minutes past departure got other people to make a connection and get on to this flight. Seems beyond normal and wrong to those that were there in time and on the flight to support an on time departure"

Pros: "Flt on time, very nice and friendly gate agent and flight attendant"

Pros: "Delta is the best airline by far."
Cons: "My bag did not make the connection even though there was almost 4 hours layover... :("

Cons: "Was not a wheelchair waiting for Wallace."

Pros: "the inflight service and the quality of food was outstanding."
Cons: "some choice of indian movies would be appreciated."

Cons: "requirement to wait for seat assignment until at the gate"

Cons: "Kids yelling"

Pros: "On Time"

Pros: "The interior of this Boing 757-200 was New with a great entertainment system in the seat backs in economy, and the crew was free endlessly and attentive."
Cons: "The APU was inoperative, so the flight departure was delayed 40 minutes awaiting a ground start unit to get the engines going. It took,me some time to convince my fellow passengers that the loss of the APU was not a safety-of-flight issue. Also, a humongous passenger waddled down to our row and wedged herself into the window seat just before the doors closed. She immediately wanted to raise the seat divider, claiming that it was uncomfortable. The middle seat passenger insisted that she wanted to have it down, correctly pointing out that she had paid for a whole space. Despite the seat divider, the obese person's body oozed over and below into the middle seat during the flight, cramming the middle passenger. These folks Need to buy a second seat..."

Pros: "Delta made sure my husband and I had seats together and my husband was thrilled to have a window seat. We took off and arrived earlier than scheduled so we didn't have to run to catch our connecting flight."
Cons: "Everything was perfect. Nothing negative to report."

Pros: "The crew was great, boarding and exit went smoothly."
Cons: "Seats are tight, not very roomy, I'm 6' tall and my knees were in the seat in front of me. The delta studio entertainment app didn't work, couldn't use the internet at all."

Pros: "The attendants on flight were amazing! The flight was perfect! We arrived early!"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "The crew & my seat"
Cons: "The movie offerings & the snack offerings."

Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"

Pros: "They had aircraft flying to my destination. All other airlines were booked for the time and the destination I had in mind."
Cons: "Long Delays, Over Booked Flights, Customer Service is not helpful, Wrong info delivered by Customer Service, No boarding gate info, Luggage was damaged, and I was charged a large premium with no added value. Delta sold me a 1st class flight because of their delays and overbooking their flights. This was because they could not fulfill the ticket I had. This was Delta's solution to their problem caused by them. I still have no idea why the flights were delayed. On top of all this, I overheard a walk-on pilot ask if there was room for him to catch a lift home. The flight attendant responded with "absolutely this flight is not full at all, you can sit right here". Wait I had to pay 200 bucks extra for an overbooked flight and you are having your Delta representatives say different. This was my first and last trip with Delta. I spent 1000 dollars for round trip ticket from Seattle to Spokane WA. No way is that OK or acceptable under any circumstances to treat your customers like this. The best part about all of this is, I have sent feedback and called customer service to talk to a manager to hear the blame put on back on me. Perception is reality Delta. Awful service, awful prices, awful care, awful communication, and awful value for the money."

Cons: "even though I paid for premium economy, the seating was still cramped shoulder to shoulder"

Pros: "I was upgraded to First at the gate. The crew was very professional and friendly. Food mini-minimal, but OK."
Cons: "On this A320 craft, old style, the First class seats are a joke. I had seat 2B. The pitch is apparently less than in the Comfort+ rows. The passengers in 1A and 1B started reclining even before departure, and during the whole flight. For me and my neighbor, with that seat on our chest, it was impossible to reach down to the seat-back pocket, not to mention to the bag stowed under the seat in front. To get out of the seat, I almost could not get my legs through the 5-in. interval between the back of the front seat and the irremovable armrest. I shook the passenger sleeping in 1B rather violently a couple times. The lady in seat 2B apologized, but she had to climb and put her feet on my seat to get out of hers, there was really no other way. Delta needs to address this ridiculous situation of their First Class seats urgently."

Pros: "i got to Atlanta safely"
Cons: "what can cookies and a cup of juice do for me with all the delays ? i was hungry and tired. Seriously DELTA, it was a horrible time. i deserved a compensation from Delta for the entire day."

Cons: "We didn't try the entertainment."

Pros: "Same as previous flight."

Cons: "gate boarding schedule was horrible, and checking in your luggage was a nightmare, missed my flite, and the second day it almost happened again it is totally a mess at this airport unbelievable!!"

Pros: "Exelent airline"

Pros: "The entire experience was great. Flight was at 1 got to the airport at 1208. They got me and my oversized luggage on the plane in time for take off."
Cons: "The meal was a pasta with no protein. While delicious, along side it’s compliments of a salad, bun and yogurt, it was no bueno for someone avoiding carbs. Obviously a pathetic comment but one none the less."

Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "A more organized boarding process"

Pros: "Crew was good, food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment, I saw the Wifi stuff when I bought the ticket, but there was no internet connection there. Besides, no movies, no screen... boring."

Cons: "Be in time, over 1 hr delayed."

Pros: "The attention of the crew"
Cons: "Hot food"

Cons: "Over booked"

Cons: "Checking in took a while in Aeromexico."

Pros: "No complaint at all, I am very satisfied."
Cons: "Gate no printed on boarding passes. I understand that gate no are subuject to change, but at least it would point me on the Wright direction"

Pros: "Decent on flight entertainment"
Cons: "1 hour delay in the flight"

Pros: "Luggage was found that was good"
Cons: "Horrible day nobody here to guide you or help you and then charge you an arm and a leg."

Pros: "Flight on time, all personal was very helpful and kind"
Cons: "No choices for breakfast and the one served on first class not so great."

Cons: "We had an accident with a bird caught in the motor and no one told us anything for long time. It was really scary."

Pros: "Great"

Pros: "On time, fast boarding"

Pros: "Ease in ticketing."
Cons: "The hardest part was the long layover. I didn’t dress warmly enough, so I had to keep moving!"

Pros: "Servicio. Puntualidad."
Cons: "Todo bien"

Pros: "Definitely I will travel once again with you guys"

Pros: "Food, entertainment, leg room much better than any US airline. Crew is smart and efficient."

Pros: "All other things working including air above my seat which was needed for a long flight."
Cons: "It was very frustrating to have WiFi available but not working the entire trip!"

Cons: "Rough Landing"

Pros: "Vuelo acorde con el horario establecido"
Cons: "Regular atención del personal en el aeropuerto"

Cons: "Crew standing in the back talking to each other with their backs on us"

Cons: "Old aircraft, uncomfortable seats and not entertainment system"

Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy. We were off the ground in no time. The flight was very smooth. Very little turbulance"
Cons: "Overall comfort and seating was poor. The seats are too narrow and too close"

Pros: "Friendly staff."

Pros: "Left early due to their boarding organization"
Cons: "Nice to be fed but very mediocre"

Pros: "Close for connecting and had lots of staff to get you there on time."
Cons: "Food mediocre"

Pros: "The in flight meal was just what we needed and they got us to San Jose safe and sound. No complaints!"

Pros: "Ontime and pleasant"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "It was a direct flight."
Cons: "The delay when departing, and the attention of the flight attendants. Also very limited kind of beverages."

Pros: "La comodidad la amabilidad de las personas."
Cons: "La comida"

Cons: "Lost luggage. The Aeromexico Rep at the departures desk was mildly helpful. She told me the person I need to speak to was busy and that I should go downstairs and wait by McDonald's. She said i should sit, because it could take a long time. She didn't ask my name nor tell me who I should be waiting for. Just to wait. I had to ask for the persons name I should be waiting for and if she would be wearing a AM suit. I asked if there was a desk where she would be, and with an attitude the Rep, said "I already told, you just go wait by McDonald's". After waiting for an hour and asking every woman that walked by if they were Stephanie, I finally found her. She was walking by, clearly not looking for me. I had to follow her and stop her. If not she would have walked right by. Once we spoke, she was very helpful."

Pros: "Nothing. We’re not there yet"
Cons: "Everything. AM customer service is beyond horrible and unhelpful."

Pros: "Respectful"
Cons: "Airplane broke down. Waited 7 hours"

Pros: "5 stars to the supervisor Octavio"
Cons: "The rest of the Team do not know what customer service is"

Cons: "Because They Sold My Tickets. Now I'm In The Airport Waiting For 8:17pm Flight"

Pros: "Good flight, excelent schedule"
Cons: "Flight Over sold (20 people)."

Pros: "Got home safe"
Cons: "The wait. The landing was rough."

Pros: "The snack - such as it is - is certainly a step above what I get when I fly the same route on United. Also the entertainment system is much better, and free! Cabin staff are friendly and efficient. The seating is about the same as on every other airline. I was in steerage for the Mexico City - San Jose leg. A lady was seated in my window seat when I boarded, and seemed surprised when I insisted on reclaiming my seat (She had the middle seat). In contrast to Mexico City, the San Jose airport is a model of efficiency. Immigration is rapid, luggage comes out on the carousel in good time, and best of all there is a duty free shop right in the luggage claim area, so it is unnecessary to buy liquor ahead of time."
Cons: "Mexico City is a terrible airport to have to pass through. Everyone has to go through Immigration (similar to US airports in that regard) even if just in transit. However, they have few officers there, and almost half of the available booths weren't even manned. The result was chaos, with the immigration hall filled with grouchy travellers, and other travellers stuck in aircraft waiting to disembark. Expect to be stuck in Immigration for a minimum of an hour after landing; maybe plan on 1 1/2 hours just to get through Immigration and Customs. And if you are making a connection, whatever you do don't go through the sliding doors on the other side of Customs - I made that mistake once! I speak Spanish, so the following comments are not coloured by language difficulties ... Security staff are unfriendly. While there is supposed to be free wifi in the departure lounge, I couldn't figure out how to use it. A gate agent told me there wasn't any free wifi, all the time standing beside a sign that said there was. I was also singled out for a spot check of my hand luggage right in the jetway. The unfriendly lady doing that search so disarranged my stuff that I couldn't find my Kindle when I got on the plane, so was without my planned reading material."

Pros: "snack and drink, flight departures and arrivals on time, wheelchair service at departures and arrivals, the crew were helpful and efficient, price for round trip (L. A. - Guadalajara and return) was very reasonable, landing back at L. A. was a bit rough. Overall rate +/- 9.0"
Cons: "the new $25.00 dl charge for luggage, found out about it at airport check-in"

Pros: "Everything. Everybody very helpful"

Pros: "Crew members are ok"
Cons: "Poor management"

Pros: "Un pequeño retraso a la salía de México, sin mayores inconvenientes"

Pros: "I was impressed and very happy the flight was early. I had low expectations with Aeromexico because in the past every flight I took with you was delayed or late."

Pros: "Great selection of movies to watch"
Cons: "The crew seemed to be in a bad mood that night. One of the flight attendants hit my elbow as he was speeding through the aisle, causing me to knock over my drink. He didn't apologize or try to help. The other one"

Cons: "Flight was delayed but this helped us because our flight prior was also insanely delayed."

Cons: "intertainment"

Pros: "the inflight movie."
Cons: "The flight was suppose to take off from Mexico City at 945 PM however nobody gave an explanation nobody knew the time or even the GATE I got to the airport at 6 PM, the flight took off at 1210 AM not only that I get on the plane and the AEROMEXICO crew had a really messed up attitude like they didnt care, I wanted to buy a gift for my wife from the magazine they had and the lady with a attitude simply said we dont have it, and I could keep going but It was a really bad experience for me."

Cons: "I was in the only full row on the plane. The flight attendant waited until we couldn’t move to offer us to move to empty rows. By the time we were able to move, the other people in the row were sleeping. I wanted to stretch but couldn’t. Not a great way to start 2021."

Cons: "First time wearing face mask all the time. It was okay."

Pros: "The staff at seatac airport were condescending and not helpful...traveling with a service dog and made to pay the pet fee and talked about me where I can over hearnthen in a manner that embarassed me"

Cons: "A little discouraged that AA doesn’t offer a TV in the headrest for 1st class customers"

Cons: "Seat choices that were aisle or window for free"

Pros: "Crews are fantastic. Just only assigning seat u need to buy so that you seat besides of your companion."
Cons: "If the travelers has 2 to 3 more companion let them seat together."

Pros: "The internet and movies"
Cons: "The AC was not turned up it was very hot and even after I asked nothing was done."

Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."

Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"

Pros: "The trip went as scheduled and arrived on time. The service was good making it a pleasant experience overall."
Cons: "As with most airlines, the seating is cramped."

Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"

Pros: "Smooth operation"
Cons: "WiFi is horrible"

Cons: "The staff at the Seattle airport were very rude. The AAInflight wifi doesn't work at all. The Starbucks at Seattle had horrible service. I ordered a grande frappuchino and the cashier said it was a grande. When I got it it was a venti and I got charged extra and the woman who gave it to me was very very rude and sounded bored. She had blue hair. There was a woman who worked there who should be fired you couldn't understand a word she said and got the orders wrong."

Pros: "Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Having a disability is difficult enough but this team went above and beyond."
Cons: "Reaching Charlotte terminal I was extremely disappointed. The gate attendant seamed to only want to make excuses as to why there was no wheelchair available. (Short staffed) she didn’t offer me a seat or apologize for no availability. Costumer service should be number one when you work with people everyday."

Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"

Pros: "They were rude and disrespectful."
Cons: "They were rude and disrespectful."

Pros: "Even though looked like I had selected a seat assignment they were not booked. On first leg of trip had to wait until a couple agreed to be bought off their seats before we could be boarded. Very misleading."

Pros: "On time and the staff was great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Boarding was delayed due to maintenance on top of arriving late. No entertainment on board. Only option for snack was salted pretzel???"

Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."

Pros: "Our pilot was great. Kept us informed, was pleasant and got us in early. I appreciated the extra information he provided regarding expected turbulance and arrival updates."
Cons: "There wasn't individual entertainment unless i used my own device."

Pros: "Nice entertainment options."
Cons: "No free WiFi for message."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Middle seat"

Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"

Pros: "Great service!"

Cons: "No personal entertainment devices on 737-800."

Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Cons: "delayed"

Pros: "loved having a movie to pass the time. Super friendly attendants."

Pros: "love it!"
Cons: "b/a"

Cons: "Chair wasn't that comfortable"

Cons: "My screen didn't work and the flashing ads gave me a headache"

Cons: "No screens, no wifi"

Cons: "We were told the overhead was full, so we had to check our bags, but once we boarded there were complete compartments empty. I suspect they were just trying to depart earlier."

Cons: "Self check-in staff at Seattle was not that helpful."

Pros: "Customer Service at SEA was great. we were checking bags directly to Madrid and they were very helpful"
Cons: "I had paid for a Bulk head seat Row 7. But since we had a in Cabin pet, my wife was moved down to Row 18 and a much smaller seat. I need to get a refund for the price I paid."

Cons: "Gate agent said there was a maintenance problem that just needed maintenance to sign off. Over heard maintenance work while boarding that could not get message on computer of problem. Pushed back and sat on tarmac for 10-20 minutes as pilot said they worked through maintenance issue."

Pros: "On time for both flights"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "We haven't left yet"

Pros: "Got me to Dallas"
Cons: "Delays, felt like a hurded cow"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Too many levels of passengers"

Pros: "It was very inexpensive and on time. And it was much more comfortable than those budget airlines like Spirit, Frontier, etc."
Cons: "The snack choice was unappealing."

Pros: "On time. No issues. The last two times I have flown Delta I've had issues. Smooth sailing"

Pros: "AA has been good to me--- Gold card a big help."
Cons: "The LAX concourse could at least 2 more coffee shops in addition to Starbucks.The wait was 40 minutes at Starbucks to get a cup of coffee!!! Get on the ball LAX!! We need our caffine in the morning."

Pros: "It was great!"

Cons: "My flight was delayed 2+ hours which made me miss my connecting flight & not make it to my destination until the next day ."

Pros: "Not happy ."
Cons: "No good communication in why flight was cancelled or delayed . I personally had family traveling far to pick me up at the airport and it was very inconvenient on all my flights with American Airlines."

Cons: "Fat constantly moving man next to me"

Pros: "free entertainment"

Cons: "They boarded group 1 all at once. I was group 2. They boarded all of us all at once. It was a cluster!. I haven't flew in 6 years. But when I did they boarded by so many rows. Not all at once . Boarding was horrible. It was like a cattle drive."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Inflight movies"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "A safe, quiet set of flights. Nothing really unusual, which is a good thing. US airlines suck badly in cuisine and this trip reinforcedji"

Pros: "Was able to get on another flight"
Cons: "If they could have held the flight for 15 minutes, I would have made it. My flight from Spokane was late. Now I had to pay another $250 just for a crappy room for the night."

Pros: "The food and the crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system, it is outdated"

Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"

Pros: "I watched a good movie."
Cons: "The plane seemed old. Food was pretty lousy. Hummus was dry, crackers were stale."

Cons: "Flight was canceled due to United's mismanagement of crews."

Pros: "Service was amazing!"

Cons: "A smile from the flight attendant and something other than pretzels in first class."

Pros: "Clean, comfortable and on time."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The overnight flight made it easy to sleep most of the way."
Cons: "I didn't like getting woken up in the middle of the night to eat a sandwich. The bathroom was not stocked well with paper towels, so there was no way to dry my hands after washing them. I also don't know how to order gluten-free meals before the flight."

Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"

Cons: "I’m 6’3, misty in my legs, so the diminishing legroom is a problem. Can’t afford business class either. You should really have entertainment for a 5 hr flight."

Pros: "Comfortable seats with screens"
Cons: "Mediocre snack"

Cons: "I didn't get to get on the flight."

Cons: "Slow boarding, no food no drinks, no tv."

Pros: "Flight crew was professional and friendly."
Cons: "Tiny dirty old smelly plane. Freezing cold. No blankets. Flight was also an hour late. No food."

Cons: "We had to wait for a crew member but we weren’t too late."

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Flight was late. Missed the connection even though it was the same airline. Offered no alternatives other than a flight for the following day."

Pros: "Was comfortable and attendant gave me a seat closer to exit door so I could get off the plane quicker."
Cons: "Was delayed 45 minutes and by the time we landed and taxiied I had only 10 minutes to make it to my other flight for boarding. Barely made it."

Pros: "Entertainment worked on this flight! And once again, I had an empty seat next to me - that's always a huge plus so I can stretch a bit."

Pros: "The plane took two hours to leave the ground due to weather. This was unfortunate and made the passengers uncomfortable but it was not the fault of the airline."
Cons: "The airline gave all the passengers access to the movies and television channels."

Pros: "The app, United airlines, the whole experience."

Pros: "Got across country in a few hrs instead of driving for a few days."
Cons: "United' economy seats are terribly uncomfortable. Wouldn't even label the cracker and coke as "food". Having to pay an extra $8 to watch TV is ludicrous."

Pros: "First flight delayed once board to check a broken light. Then waisted 40 minutes taxiing on tarmac in Houston because they couldn't find a gate. Missed our connection. They put us up in a low end hotel overnight. Then we had our morning flight again delayed as we waited for planes to the take off, so further delays. Arrived in Costa Rica 1 hour late. Now with too many other flights so immigration packed and took another hour and twenty minutes (when we finished there was only a 5 minute wait). Thanks United"
Cons: "Coffee and cookies. Moscow mule"

Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"

Cons: "We were delayed almost 2 hours. Sick of it every time I fly. Get it together. I missed my ride and had a 6 hour wait for a bus. Ridiculous!"

Cons: "Fligh delay."

Pros: "I was allowed to get off the aircraft to collect a bag I left behind"

Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."

Pros: "Nice and comfy seats, good service on plane, fast boarding"
Cons: "No good food and the entertainment was not the beat"

Pros: "You will refund for missed flights, everything was good"

Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"

Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."

Pros: "The crew were nice though exasperated with cramped new planes and crowded restrooms. Flight was on time"
Cons: "After three years of flying all around US, realized United is the worst of the three major legacy carriers. I'm star alliance gold and it's still a painful experience. Crew admitted in latest redesign of planes they've managed to squeeze another six seats in coach. My seat wouldn't go back but even if it did, would feel too guilty for person behind to do it - so little legroom on newer planes. They've also cut down on restrooms so for most of the flight there was a line of 5-6 people waiting in the aisle. American Airlines seems to have older planes but at least decent legroom (and I'm not tall - anybody over 5'10 would have to sit at an angle on new United planes!). Been very impressed by Delta's service lately. United feels more like Spirit"

Pros: "Nothing because they didn't allow us to board the flight because there was 20mins left til the plane departed. Also the tickets were bought with 24hrs and they didn't refund or give us a flight credit."
Cons: "They didn't allow us tothe tickets were bought with 24hrs and they didn't refund or give us a flight credit."

Pros: "Wonderful experience the entire way! I did fly first class as I've decided if I have to fly all the way across country I want to be very comfortable, and I was! Thank you United!"

Pros: "The service was food"
Cons: "Lack of leg room!!! After my bicycle box was inspected they failed to secure my bike the way I had it in the box. Bike was flipping around in box. Bent rear brake calipers. Bent brake hoods. Rear skewers were uncoupled. No way to treat a $10,000 bike! Very upset!"

Pros: "On time. Boarded smoothly. Pleasant crew. Snacks and beverage included. No cost to check bag."
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable."

Pros: "All of this trip went well, all on time, great service, no worries!"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "I will never fly with united again"
Cons: "One plane got delayed so I missed the other plane and have a 12-hour layover"

Pros: "The staff was really polite and were willig to answer all questions with a smile."
Cons: "The seat I was on could not be reclined. This was most unpleasant because it was an overnight flight. You should earn the clients - even economy passengers - when this seat is the one being assigned to them. I would payed beforehand to get a more comfortable seat if I'd known I was to fly on a no-reclining seat on an overnight flight."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They delayed the flight due to "operational difficulties". I understand this happens, however, their communication towards customers was unacceptable. They first announced a 20 min delay, followed by another 30 min, then 30 more and then 30 more than then 30 more! They basically kept us at the gate for 2 1/2 hours until the found another plane. For a business like United, and flying out of their hub this is completely unacceptable. We ended up leaving at 11pm for a flight scheduled at 8. They didnt give anything in the plane to make up for it. No food, no free wifi, nothing."

Pros: "In flight service was nice. Attendants on plane tried to be helpful"
Cons: "Traveled with small children, could not get seats together. Made the journey rough."

Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "United put my bags on the next flight to San Jose, so I had to wait an extra 2.5 hours in the airport for the next plane to land in San Jose, Costa Rica while my ride waited for me."

Cons: "The seats were so small, with no space between rows that you couldn't even recline. The tv on the seat in front was so close you couldn't watch it. Miserable flight, and I'm only 5'5"."

Pros: "Terrible"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "I felt like tuna in a can."

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