Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 28% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 35% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$495||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Avianca, United Airlines and Volaris Costa Rica have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Washington to San Salvador. Confirm policies on booking site.
El Salvador has reopened airports with enhanced health protocols. All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers with a negative PCR test result will not be required to quarantine upon arrival. Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 25m, covering a distance of 1906 miles.
There are 82 (nonstop) flights between Washington and San Salvador El Salvador Intl per week, averaging 11 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($68) and Multiple Airlines ($88), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($177) and Multiple Airlines ($210).
Avianca (5 times daily), United Airlines (3 times daily), ANA (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Washington to San Salvador, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Salvador back to Washington , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Washington you will be using one of these airports: Washington Reagan-National or Washington Dulles Intl. You will be landing at San Salvador El Salvador Intl, also known as San Salvador Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Rude check in employees, mediocre flight crew terrible food. Only good thing about the flight was the check in counter people at Asunción airport. The rest was so bad, will never flight with Avianca ever again."
Cons: "The time"
Pros: "Everything I liked"
Pros: "For a several hours of flying the seat we’re fine"
Cons: "The crew service was very poor!"
Cons: "More new movies."
Pros: "La atención"
Pros: "Boarding was easy- food was ok. Flight on time"
Cons: "The temperature during the flight was to hot Flight attendance were not friendly which is unusual for Avianca"
Pros: "They were so organized calling the people by group ,"
Pros: "Attentive service"
Cons: "Food sucks,"
Pros: "Delayed my trip 10 hours"
Pros: "I loved the in flight entertainment that reminded me of JetBlue."
Pros: "Can't beat all the free amenities this airline offers that the big brand airlines charge for."
Pros: "Flight attendants were great!"
Pros: "The counter officer was great, the service inside the airplane was amazing. Overall a great flight. I love how Kayak send you reminders about the flight status and anything related"
Pros: "Everything! Service, staff, food, amenities"
Cons: "Not only did they not let me board the plane because I was in the bathroom but then they charged me an outrageous amount for a new ticket to get out of Lima. Their transit staff were completely unhelpful and couldn't care less about my situation. I will NEVER fly them again."
Cons: "I can not request upgrade for my wife, because we had different code locators. I bought my ticket after my wife. I dicided to request a downgrade."
Cons: "The check in line at the airport was way too slow. When we got to the clerk she told us that we better run to the boarding area. They full the plane with passengers going to South America and the luggage for people going to san salvador was left at LAX. That was on Monday today is Thursday and the luggage still in LA. I don't think will be using this airline again."
Pros: "I liked departing on time,food..."
Cons: "Small portions of food."
Pros: "The service was good, the employees were so polite and helpful."
Cons: "There was a large couple that boarded the plane at the last moment, the flight attendant escorted them to their seats which was right next to me. I got up so they could sit down and they covered half of my seat. The flight attendant saw this but still told me to sit back down. I tried to explain to him that the lady was sitting on top of my seatbelt and halfway on my seat. I was told again to sit down. Trying not to cause a problem I just tried to sit down. My entire right side was in Constant contact with her entire left side of her body. Once we got started taxing the flight attendant walk by I stopped him and explain to him there's no way I could do the entire flight sitting like this. Luckily there was an extra seat that he was able to move me too. My issue is I do not understand how this was not prevented so that it would not be an issue. There were plenty of seats available they could have told her and her husband who were both very large they had to buy two seats. Or there was business-class seats available that they could've been put in."
Pros: "This is my 1st flight out of voluntary and it was great. I had no trouble with any step of the way. Avianca flights over and back were pretty much care free."
Cons: "When I landed in Guayaquil going to EC I was confused as to where Customs was but after 10 minutes, finally figured it out. I won't make that mistake again."
Pros: "The service is very good! And the food is too. The entertainment is very cool too. Specially for long flights."
Cons: "Eveytime I go to Colombia my first option has always been avianca. However this last time was not like before. After the merge with Taca I noticed and felt the difference. When I purchase a ticket with Avianca I expect Avianca service and airplanes. I can tell that the airplanes are Taca not Avianca and that is very upsetting. The Taca airplanes are extremely uncomfortable and small. My tickets to Colombia are not cheap. If I am going to pay $1,000 for a ticket a expect a comfortable flight. I am seriously considering flying with American airlines from now on..."
Pros: "No problems, no hassles."
Cons: "The TV shows and movies available are nice, but the equipment doesn't work very well. Sometimes the controls are not responsive, and sometimes the video freezes for a long time or the sound turns off. If you restart the video, you can't skip back to where you were by touching the progress bar, you have to wait for it to fast forward to where you were."
Cons: "I was not informed of having to pay $150 extra for having a surfboard, very disapointing"
Pros: "on time, personal tv screens, nice crew, served food and drinks in a timely fashion-- absolutely nothing bad to say about this flight."
Cons: "Dec 19th SFO - San Salvador- Lima (Peru) They cancelled the departure for 12 hrs, instead of :600 am we finally left from SFO at 6:25 pm. Everyone missed their connection flights. So they took us to a nice hotel. We finally left San Salvador the next day at 3 pm. So I spent two days flying to my final destination (Lima-Peru). Really disappointed about Avianca notification systems. The first email arrived at 3:30 am when everyone was already at the airport for nothing. Never again will flight with Avianca."
Cons: "No individual entertainment screens on the longer international flight."
Pros: "Good personal IFE system and comfortable seats on A330. The meals were surprisingly tasty."
Cons: "Crew service, old plane, cracking all the flight"
Pros: "Having an electronic screen for each seat, and being able to watch movies/tv shows for no additional charge, was an awesome feature. Obviously most patrons would like to have that available on every flight."
Pros: "People were really nice"
Cons: "No veggie choices"
Pros: "me gusto todo el viaje"
Cons: "La comida y el entretenimiento del avion"
Pros: "They got us from here to there."
Cons: "Chaotic check-in, snobby flight attendants, food that tasted like dog food and spam combined, entertainment system kept losing sound in the middle of programming, same programming each way, not enough pillows and blankets to go around on overnight flight. One of the worst airlines we've ever flown."
Pros: "Su atención"
Cons: "Los asientos un poco incomodos."
Pros: "Everyone is outgoing to make my flying experience the best it can possible be.... Thank you."
Cons: "Food... I read some of other reviews. Most people complain until they have really had horrible service like spirit. If your bag zipper was ruined buy better luggage. It is not the Avianca's fault... Keep up the great work."
Pros: "Service was very good"
Pros: "Attendant was courteous."
Cons: "Boarding process"
Pros: "Excellent service, the service on the fly is 5 stars,this was my first time flying with Avianca and I definitely will fly with Avianca again ."
Pros: "Touch screens."
Cons: "The row I was seated was extra small and didn't recline. It was by the emergency exit. The seats are visibly smaller and the ride was so uncomfortable"
Pros: "Food Crew Entertainment"
Pros: "The crew was excellent. There were kind and helpful."
Cons: "The entertainment was not good enough for the 5 hour flight."
Pros: "There were problems with our connecting flight because of a delay in San Francisco. So Avianca set us up at a hotel and paid for everything because of our missed flight. Someone met us right off the plane to make sure we got through security and to the taxi for the hotel. The hotel was amazing and our lunch, dinner and breakfast was paid for. Getting back to the airport the next day for our flight was so easy. We will definitely be flying with Avianca again. Everyone we talked to in El Salvador was so kind and helpful."
Pros: "The flight was terribly delayed, I was stuck in San salvador, super inconvenient, if Avianca can't do better, they should stop flying international."
Pros: "Crew from Washington to Cancún were extremely rude"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and had great personality. They anticipated any needs we had."
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "Gave the option to chose seat"
Pros: "Safe and fast journey."
Cons: "Vegan Options for snacks"
Pros: "48 hours travel from Europe Thanks to sucky Delta airlines that are absolutely the most horrible company Never ever again"
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!"
Pros: "Boarding was easy."
Cons: "I am 6' 1" tall and weigh 220, so not out of the ordinary and I felt like I was stuffed into a sardine can."
Pros: "Super comfortable seats. Lots of movie options."
Cons: "Food was not very good"
Pros: "Flight was smooth, arrived early..crew was prompt and courteous."
Pros: "The flight"
Cons: "The flight"
Pros: "Crew and entertainment options were great."
Cons: "Cabin was very loud, with jet engine noise. Could not block it out. Seats were not comfortable."
Pros: "Standard Air France flight. My wife and I like the Airbus 380."
Cons: "The flight left two hours late. Apparently this happens a lot with this flight these days because it's an Airbus 380 coming from Paris to Dulles and turning around. The incoming flight was two hours late, so the departure was late. Our arrival in Paris was late. We made the flight, but our luggage didn't. Our return flight from Paris to Dulles was half an hour late because of people from connecting flights. We arrived about 30 minutes late, but no big deal (unless you had a connection)"
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: "It was a 1.5 hour late leaving San Diego (6am flight), one of three bathrooms out, no coffee or tea (wtf?), we circled Atlanta for an hour, ran out of gas, landed in Pensacola, no information, missed the flight to DC ... And it's not even noon"
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly and courteous the plane was very comfortable!"
Cons: "I know things happen but it didn’t make a pleasant travel experience sitting on the plane for almost 2 hours and the fear of missing my connection to NO"
Pros: "Flight attendants were nice based on the situations beyond their control."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for about three hours, due to mechanical issues with the second engine not starting. We sat on the the plane for over an hour and half. Some people that missed their connection flights were offered hotel stay. Others that had no connection flight was not offered anything for the several hours of delay that occurred."
Pros: "Delta provided great entertainment options and it felt like endless food and drinks. The seats were also a bit more spacious than usual"
Pros: "The gate agent for this flight was a terrific multi-tasker. He was the only one at the gate managing both the incoming flight and my outgoing flight and he handled everything so efficiently, and with patience for customers' questions. He represented Delta very well."
Pros: "The chekc in person was very helpful."
Cons: "The plane was too hot and the pilot did not accommodate the passengers request. More than just me made the same request."
Cons: "They changed my departure hours three times"
Pros: "great crew, very nice and helpful often looking for ways to serve people. More leg room. I had a free upgrade to exit row seating. Food was prettu good for a flight of that length."
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."
Cons: "Flight attendant took my complimentary new order but then forgot to bring me the food."
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: "Delayed two hours"
Pros: "Got to my placs"
Cons: "Lol put the two fattest people next to each other"
Pros: "The fact that there were no snakes on this plane :-)"
Cons: "Same issue... there were no snakes on the plane :-/"
Pros: "We didn’t order food and there was no online entertainment"
Pros: "Flight attendants and cookies. That's it."
Cons: "We left DC late because of Delta's inefficient boarding process. We landed in Atlanta late. Our flight to Sioux Falls left early, without us. My pregnant wife and I made it to the gate 4 minutes before the scheduled departure and they told us the plane was already gone and there was no way for us to get on the plane. Our bags did make it to Sioux Falls, so my wife didn't have her prenatal vitamins, , we had no clean clothes and we were forced to spend the night in Atlanta. The saddest part of yet another terrible experience with Delta was that they offered us a "discounted" room at a terrible Howard Johnson for $72. I looked online and the same hotel was $65 to book on Kayak. So basically Delta was trying to scam us after they screwed us. Thanks Delta! Instead we paid $200+ to stay at an airport hotel. Every time I fly Delta I regret it, yet occasionally I get forced to take their awful airline to get somewhere I need to go. It never fails to add another bad Delta experience to my long list of failings from this SAD!!! airline."
Cons: "There delay"
Pros: "The crews were very friendly and everything went as planned. It was a nice flight."
Cons: "I didnt like that my flight was canceled and rebooked for no reason. This created me big problem in Athens that they couldnt find my ticket in delta. Also I didnt like that i had to stand and wait for 3 hours in the line because my flight was canceled but no one could let us know if there gonna be any flights within the day. I slept in the airport because i couldnt find a hotel to spend the night close to the airport. They were all full and i had no time to find one since I was waiting there for 3 hours with no informational. I slept on the floor and delta didnt even offer us a blanket. That was my worst trip ever."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and the food selection was surprising delicious. The crew was very attentive."
Cons: "The leg room was much less than the last time I flew Virgin (booked via Delta) and made for an uncomfortable trip. Could not sleep as a result. If you're tall like me you'll need to book a higher seating category."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Nothing everything was fine"
Cons: "paying extra for leg room and checked bags"
Pros: "Staff was amazing! Very friendly and accommodating. We were traveling with a two-year-old and they moved us to first class to give extra room for the car seat."
Cons: "Lots of turbulents. The plane was smaller so they asked me to check in my carry-on as we were boarding. No issues getting my luggage back."
Pros: "Getting on board was smooth and efficient. Service was friendly on flight. Arrived on time."
Cons: "Not applicable."
Pros: "Meal quality has improved"
Cons: "Being scammed by the Chinese, China Southern"
Pros: "I always like Delta's flight service and efficiency. There entertainment onboard is good too."
Cons: "It was very turbulent."
Pros: "Crew service was excellent"
Pros: "From IAD airport the flight was on time, however in Panama airport Copa delay the flight for 8 hrs and made us sleep in the airport."
Cons: "Have better customer service and not change the flight 24 hrs before."
Cons: "Really took 3 hours at airport. Lines"
Cons: "No space between my seat and the front when the person was reclined. Food (Vegetarian meal) was bland"
Pros: "Crew's service good, punctuality excelent"
Cons: "No Entertainment at all"
Pros: "It was an old plane, no WiFi!!! There is was an hour and half delay which no one made it clear as to why ."
Cons: "the manager at the counter at IAD insisted make the connection in Panama City! Of course after landing in Panama City I missed the connection. Had to stay at a hotel and I purchased business class ticket but they don’t have business class seats available on the next flight and book me on economy"
Pros: "Súper crew!"
Cons: "Only one movie for a flight of 4.5 hours. The food tasted like frozen TV dinners."
Pros: "Good price compared to direct flight on United"
Cons: "The check in process..there seems to be no benefit in doing the early check in online because there is only one Copa attendant helping the premium and early check in customers while there are four Copa attendants helping the regular check in customers and that line moves twice as fast! Seems idiotic"
Cons: "Air flight attendant was rude and Had an attitude with some passengers"
Pros: "Puntual Airline"
Pros: "The crew was wonderfully attentive. My only complaint is the narrow ley room."
Cons: "Boarding change of gates waited 2 hours"
Cons: "everything, I'll never use them or recommend them to anyone, worst ever!!"
Cons: "No private enterteinment"
Pros: "I had to cancel the flight for family reasons, and even if I pay the cancellation fee, Copa didn’t give me the money back. I explain that it was a personal/family type of emergency, but they did not care at all."
Cons: "I had to cancel the flight for family reasons, and even if I pay the cancellation fee, Copa didn’t give me the money back. I explain that it was a personal/family type of emergency, but they did not care at all."
Cons: "The food choices are limited foe vegans."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work. Some seats had them others did not. Mine did not work."
Cons: "No explanation was given"
Cons: "Apparently is high season and therefore they refused to take my extra luggage that I was willing to pay. I was told to throw my luggage away. I don't live in the US, thankfully my niece does and she was able to take the luggage home. Now I don't know when I'll get my stuff"
Cons: "The movies were boring"
Pros: "Great Flight, from Dulles to Tocumen"
Cons: "14 hour layover from panama to SPS."
Pros: "Nicest crew! Makes me never want to fly an US airline again."
Pros: "roomy seats, excellent food, very pleasant flight attendants--i would fly Copa again in a heartbeat"
Pros: "I usually fly on Copa and I'm pretty much satisfied. The Crew is always attentive and willing to accommodate."
Cons: "On this trip I was not particular pleased with the option of Food provided, and the size of cup provided for drinking is for kids."
Pros: "everything was great :)"
Pros: "Food was awesome, attendants were pretty nice, and it was a great first international flight experience."
Cons: "I was a little cramped on the plane."
Cons: "Filthy seats, specially the table had a sticky part. Got into my clothes and arm. No entertainment, NADA! Food sucked,"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful and friendly."
Cons: "El abordaje"
Cons: "seats and plane were old. Business class seats need an upgrade badly. They should discount the tickets if we're made to fly in 25 year old seats. Business class service was rushed. It was like the goal was to get your items up and collected early so the attendant could disappear for the remainder of the flight."
Pros: "Excellent job of a couple of girls"
Cons: "Again, lay over and food"
Pros: "I love the attendance of the host. The flight was smooth. People were friendly with me. The host spoke good English language, I almost missed my flight but I was helped to get on flight."
Cons: "The seat was quite uncomfortable. I could not sleep properly had a bit of neck pain."
Cons: "No hubo buen entretenimiento ni alternativas y en el viaje de vuelta faltó el café en un viaje de cuatro horas y cuarenta minuto"
Pros: "Excellent experience!!!"
Pros: "the woman at the recheck counter for united Joanne ...helped me to get on an earlier flight and saved me an 8 hour layover. The woman is an angel......."
Pros: "A great overall experience. I liked that there was a huge selection of entertainment that played on the back of each seat. The lasagna was surprisingly good."
Cons: "The seat was not as comfortable as other airlines I've used!"
Cons: "The flight attendant was rude."
Pros: "Attentive crew members."
Pros: "Give out head phones and the food is not bad"
Cons: "Plane was late and took too long to board so that when we we t to take off we had lost our spot then waited for 3 hours to get going, about 90% of the passengers had a connecting flight which they obviously missed and then they blamed the weather. Sent us to a hotel in a ridiculously disorganized fashion for which they had 3 hours plus flight time to prepare for. New boarding passes were a mess and had to wait a long time to get mine printed cause they forgot to. In the morning in order to save money they sent us on a stupid early bus so that half of us could be sent back to the airport, so that meant we missed breakfast and the 2 hours plus of sleep."
Cons: "I was unable to travel with three suitcases, despite the fact that I was willing to pay for the third bag. I had to put some of my stuff in another bag and was charged overweight. What infuriates me is the fact that at no point of the web check in process I was warned about this. No warning, no email, nothing. I am never using Copa Airlines again and I am warning everyone I know not to use this third-rate airline ever!"
Pros: "A fly attendant try to make up for me for forgetting our lunch."
Cons: "the disorganization of the other costumers who were changing seats almost make me lose my connection. The crew did not serve our lunch."
Cons: "Sat on tarmac for 5 hours"
Pros: "Everyone was really helpful"
Cons: "We were delayed for a long time without much information given. I arrived 18 hours late to my destination and missed many important appointments."
Pros: "La atención de la tripulación"
Cons: "Lo mismo del abordaje, y no hay entretenimiento aunque solo es hora y media podrían poner una película corta"
Pros: "El entretenimiento y la atención de la tripulación"
Cons: "El abordaje debería hacerse de atrás hacia adelante, ya que es incómodo para los que estamos en lis asientos delanteros del pasillo cuando pasan los viajeros con carteras o maletas grandes También me gustaría que este cuestionario fuera en español"
Pros: "Plane was very new and clean. Love the individual TV units on the back of chairs"
Pros: "Their efficiency and courtesy. And they handled our travelling with two cats with real professionalism."
Cons: "All was good!"
Cons: "Nada a reparar."
Pros: "They have tv screens and like a mini Netflix with a decent variety of movies"
Pros: "The crew was super nice, they offer me to change my seat to fly with my sister."
Cons: "The pilot"
Pros: "It got me to my destination safely."
Cons: "Very abrupt service. Not much room."
Pros: "Crew were amazing"
Cons: "WIFI please for the god sake it’s a transatlantic flight"
Pros: "787 seats have better legroom & recliner"
Cons: "Vegetarian food needs lot of improvement"
Cons: "My tray table was dirty. It had crumbs on it. The flight was on time which was awesome."
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: "Is ok"
Cons: "More space between seat and free food"
Cons: "We landed early but the plane was late 50 minutes into gate. Plane went pst our gate twice, just driving around the terminal."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Tiny seats, no snack or napkin with the drink. Noise in back."
Cons: "Too bad you paid$$$$ and they give you pretzels"
Cons: "I didn’t like the food, worse I’ Ever taste"
Cons: "Small, cramped seating"
Pros: "Latam would not transfer 1 medium baggage from LATAM to Avianca at Lima"
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "Tiny bathrooms"
Cons: "Why go through security over again as a transit passenger? Especially, as Lima airport security appears poorly organized."
Pros: "Worst airline food in years."
Cons: "Food was bad on all 4 legs of trip"
Cons: "Remained on tarmac too long before allowed to disembark airplane in San Salvador. However, I did not miss my connection because of it. Did not offer enough water during flight! I was getting dehydrated."
Cons: "No complains"
Pros: "The flight crew was very friendly"
Cons: "I wish the flight was longer. :)"
Pros: "Relatively quick, friendly crew, on time (boarding, departure, arrival)"
Cons: "Hit a bit of turbulence, food was good, but can be improved"
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: "the flight was AVIANCA , not American Airlines"
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: "Tiny airplane. We had a delay of 2 hours."
Cons: "Poor seating and lost my bag."
Pros: "Good food, kind staff, free booze"
Pros: "Good food!"
Pros: "Plane was new and entertainment was free. Great service too."
Cons: "American has improved a lot"
Pros: "one more bag"
Pros: "Everything else was Fine on the flight..."
Cons: "...But having HBO NC-17 available on a public flight is uncalled for. Even though screens employ technology limit viewing from the side, the seats behind can see everything. We were thankful none of our kids were on this flight. Gratuitous sex scenes in abundance. No thanks American."
Cons: "Seat in front of me was broken in the reclined position so I had no leg room."
Pros: "The seat pockets were decent, though I like when the magazines have their own designated slot behind the tray in addition to a pocket. Also good there were power outlets. I liked that they didn't skip row numbers, including 13. So if you're in row 22, for example, you know that's literally how many rows back you are."
Cons: "It took 25 minutes from when plane landed until it reached the gate. There was also apparently an issue with the auxiliary power -- the lights went out in back half of plane when we arrived at gate. I prefer having a screen behind each seat, rather than those attached to ceiling on this flight, so that the entertainment can be customized."
Cons: "Plane had no Per-seat entertainment system."
Pros: "Las aeromosas muy amables y profesionales."
Cons: "Los asientos incómodos que no funcionaban el cambio de posición. El pago de sobrepeso escandalozo; por 10 Libras $160 más extra fees...."
Pros: "It was comfortable, nice staff and had a meal as well"
Cons: "lack of ent. options"
Pros: "Boarding process and flight crew were just fine - nothing excellent, just average. The plane was an older model, nothing special. We arrived 10 minutes early but then had to wait 20 minutes for a gate."
Cons: "They had no alcohol and no entertainment on a Transcontinental flight from IAD to LAX. Also once we landed we had to wait 20 for a gate assignment."
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: "The flight was fast and good service"
Cons: "En El Salvador the person who check my luggage was rude And throw my medicines to the garbage and she told That I need a proscription from my Dr , never it happen before , I think she work for El Salvador airport but she was rude"
Pros: "Flight got to gate 15 earlier than scheduled."
Cons: "But took one hour to get gate checked bag, which was mixed in with checked bags at bagged claim."
Pros: "Solo que a la 1:10pm le comunique al sobrecargo del vuelo Avianca #928 Lima _ salvador 1010 1: 20 pm hora local me di cuenta que se quedo el anillo de matrimonio en el paso de migración en la bandeja, el sobrecargo me di una instrucción que debía hablar con el encargado del Salvador la Srta Geaninia Gomez indica que como no es pérdida dentro del avión no se hacen responsables, lo que no estoy de acuerdo que me digan eso ya que es trayecto del vuelo que estaba realizando voy a tomar medidas para presentar un reclamo ya que es un valor sentimental ya que ni me dejaron ir a ver estando casi 40 minutos y sentí que no me ayudaron por los menos con una llamada en el departamento."
Pros: "Comfy seats, great service, was a smooth ride"
Cons: "my entertainment system wasnt working, the headphone jack was not working at all."
Pros: "good attention"
Pros: "Friendly, helpful flight attendants. Flight left and arrived on time, despite being completely full (asking for volunteers to bump). Offered to gate-check our carry-on bags for free to alleviate crowding of overhead bins was fine for us since we already had checked baggage."
Cons: "If you don't pay for the premium seats, the legroom is pretty tight. I'm only 5'8" and I felt it -- if you're 6'+ you better pay for it. This aircraft had screens, but not individual ones so you're stuck watching whatever sitcom replay they pick, although there is a moderate selection of other music. I've been on a newer aircraft with the in-seat power and interactive screens so I know how good it can be, so this was a little disappointing."
Cons: "Each flight delayed at least an hour"
Pros: "I did like sitting on the left side of the plane. There's a little more room. I feel it's horrible how the airline charges so much and cram so many seats in one air craft. Making it a miserable flight."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "no food"
Cons: "Movies broken has to change seat"
Pros: "The flight was on time. It was serviced well by very friendly flight attendants. I enjoyed it very much."
Pros: "The flying part"
Cons: "Tiny seats"
Pros: "The stewards were nice. The entertainment package was good. Food was ok (coach)"
Cons: "6 1/2 hour delay due to navigation system crash. Two gate changes and a terminal change. New seats assigned, but then when 3rd plane was brought in, it had the exact configuration of the first and we were told we should use the original boarding passes. These turned out to be wrong because they reseated after the first plane went down and it’s replacement wasn’t the same configuration. We never saw that plane, or the gate it was assigned to. When we went to rebound, my wife I am were separated. We were moved to the way back (screaming baby sandwich - one in front and one behind us). Then we spent an hour in the worst turbulence I’ve seen in 20 years - I nearly vomited. the last 6 hours of this 15 hour ordeal were fine."
Cons: "We took off about three hours late because of a small mechanical problem discovered after we boarded. The plane had been sitting at Dulles for 12 hours. Couldn't it have been checked earlier in the day?"
Pros: "Departed and landed on time; checked luggage returned in a relatively short period of time; crew pleasant; plane reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "In order to access the bus which took passengers to the plane required going down three flights of stairs and two flights up to the plane. This made carry on luggage and personal bag difficult."
Pros: "I liked the cabin and the many drinks."
Cons: "Too much food offered and it wasn't of any real quality, so processed and carb heavy. There was a maintenance issue with our screens for a few hours, that was a little disappointing."
Pros: "The flight attendants, service and comfort were very good."
Cons: "Because of plane maintenance the flight was 4 hours late. I stood in line for two hours to get my flight changed since I missed my connection in Frankfort, and never got it changed. I got to Frankfort and stood in 3 more lines to get on standby. I’m hoping to get to Naples before the last ferry to Capri in order to make my sister’s wedding."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice"
Cons: "Not much legroom in economy"
Pros: "Comfortable. Good entertainment and good service. Crew was nice"
Cons: "Missed our flight from Brussels to Zurich. United said we were booked on next flight six hours later. Gave us vouchers and that was it. Went to check in and the carrier said sorry you can’t board United did not book you. The voucher just has prior info and this flight time. So we missed getting on that flight 3 total hours on the phone with United and they did nothing but put us on hold. Thank you to Brussels air who finally after many years and frustration helped us so we could leave. More than 10 hours later than we should have. Horrible experience and we lost a day of vacation and pre paid plans for the evening I will never use kayak again for international flights. As that was part of the problem per United (probably BS but won’t ever risk it again) and will never use United airlines again as their customer service and lack of caring showed that companies true colors. I hope the rest of this dream vacation is better than this nightmare was."
Pros: "United got me from Dulles t o Zurich. The boarding, flight, and food was as expected."
Cons: "Not being able to select my seat in advance of the day before the flight is not ideal."
Pros: "We were surprised to find ourselves assigned to the bulkhead seats where we had extra legroom and great access to the restrooms."
Pros: "Customer service and everything else was great"
Cons: "Getting delayed. We were supposed to leave at 10 something PM but instead kept getting delayed until we finally left at 1:45am. That to me killed my overall experience for that flight considering that it's an 8 hour flight and that I needed to come back on that Monday. Less time do stuff for the weekend."
Pros: "The roominess of the plane. Awesome."
Cons: "I had broken table on my seat, then I needed to jump for eating several times."
Pros: "Better comfortable seats. And snack options"
Pros: "On time courteous staff excellent service"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "there was a seven hour delay to our departure Food was pretty bad, entertainment system was broken"
Cons: "Departing 5 flights out of gate A1 in Dulles"
Pros: "Attentive cabin crew and decent food/wine selection, but...."
Cons: "This format of business class seating leaves a lot to be desired. There is literally no place to store anything except maybe your cellphone on the shelf under the TV screen. No room for a backpack on the floor - has to be in the overhead. Not convenient on an 8-hour overnight. Seats are tight - could not lay on my back - had to sleep on my side. No separation between seats - it was a 2, 4, 2 layout and the guy next to me coughed all night. At least I wasn't in one of the middle seats. Expensive flight for that type of setup IMHO. And given it was a 777, the plane was big enough."
Pros: "Crew was courteous and food and snacks were good."
Cons: "By the time I got to my seat all overhead bins by my seat were all full so I had to take my carryon towards middle of the plane to place it in an overhead bin. I also had to remember to write down the number of that bin so I could retrieve my carryon at the end of my flight.Toilet was not very clean."
Pros: "The United employees handled everything. Very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "We had a delay our flight up two hours"
Cons: "board . The door was closed & we waited for 2 economy passengers - took an hour . mY experience - once the door is closed , it does not open until the plane reaches the destination ."
Pros: "Freebies- free headset, free movies, both dinner and breakfast served , free beer & wine, free bag check. They didn't even try to nickel and dime me."
Pros: "Until they can make the chair recline backwards a little more (which, space issues may never allow for and I acknowledge this), and give food a bit more substantial then it won’t be 5 stars. However, exceptional stewartess and captains with humor made this 14 hour flight bearable."
Pros: "IAD to Brussels Flight is ok, just stuck between 2 guys with BO. Not really the United Airline's fault. But I hope they can atleast put a sign or something."
Pros: "good seating. I am 6'5" and i was pretty comfortable"
Pros: "Flying business class is always exciting and fun and it was a relatively good deal..."
Cons: "... but when you pay $2000 + for a business class ticket and then the lose you luggage and it’s now 8 hours later and they have not located it yet... that’s not good!"
Pros: "On time, friendly crew."
Cons: "Even though we reserved well in advanced my wife and I got middle seats in different rows. Fortunately, we both got aisle seats (the last ones available) but of course in different rows when we signed in for our tickets."
Cons: "Three hours delay when all aboard already due to “technical difficulties” and then we had to change plane. The whole entertainment system did not work. No apology or explanation."
Pros: "No delays for flight, despite weather."
Cons: "Lack of legroom or recline in seats. I know it’s economy, but come on. We’re not sardines."
Pros: "That the flight was on time"
Cons: "I flew with 1 child and 1 infant and there was no help, not at check in, not at boarding nor from the crew on board. I requested a bassinet before the flight over the phone and didn't get it. There was an issue with the infant ticket and the United check in agent was incompetent to fix it, which made us late for boarding. No one helped me at boarding with taking the stroller from me. On board the crew members were annoyed when I ask for some hot water for a baby bottle. And it's sad that children don't get a kid's meal ( which we received flying with many other airlines) and have to eat the uneatable adult meal. That was my first and last time flying with United."
Cons: "Tried to book legroom online and by phone but told it was all sold out; only to arrive and find out it wasn't and had to pay $40 more."
Cons: "My connection was clear across the airport, it was quite the trek when the second flight was already boarding"
Pros: "Punctuality, efficiency and courteous and prompt service."
Cons: "Only that WiFi is too expensive"
Cons: "Seat was inoperable and frozen in upright position in business class cabin. Last to order entree had only 2 of 7 choices remaining and fish was extremely unappetizing presentation."
Pros: "Attendants were kind and helpful The food and drink provisions were good"
Cons: "A small problem with my seat back screen"
Pros: "Good service and environment"
Cons: "Very noisy!! A dog whinned the whole time. Flight attendants were ok."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "The aircraft was super HOT and the seats were smaller than any plane i have ever been on. there was zero leg room available."
Cons: "I got an infection in my colon from the bacteria in the food I ate on the flight. I had acute diarrhea for four days and had to go to the hospital."
Pros: "Earlier than scheduled. Enough space."
Pros: "Security was quick and efficient. Boarding was extremely organized. The airline attendants were attentive. The pilot on United informed us when the possibility of hitting turbulence occurred so we could adjust accordingly. Overall, great travel experience."
Pros: "Flight was on time, except that we had to wait a few minutes for more oxygen to be boarded because the flight was completely flow (overbook in fact)."
Cons: "Both my daughter's and my seats were broken. We were not given seats until just before boarding, luckily they were together."
Pros: "All fine, except delay"
Cons: "2.5 hours delay: plane needed maintenance and then more of that, a were unloaded. Took another plane."
Pros: "Flight crew in Dulles were very helpful in arranging for my daughter and I to sit together. Really appreciated their help."
Pros: "Large selection of movies to keep me entertained throughout a 13 hour flight."
Cons: "The food did not sit well with me. Seats became uncomfortable after a while, made it difficult to sleep."
Pros: "The crew was good."
Cons: "I paid for the internet that never worked. I couldn't watch a movie or TV either. It was t just me, a lot of people around me had the same issue."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Crammed seats, poor quality entertainment system (but at least with access to in-seat monitor, while on the way to the US that was not available), no additional amenities of any kind, including in the restroom, bad quality and insufficient quantity for food and drinks, and the usual/to-be-expected poor/disrespectful attitude of the United flight and gate attendants."
Pros: "On-board WiFi was a nice touch, but redundant as there was no way to charge your electronic devices"
Cons: "Felt herded like cattle. Had to bring your own headphones... WTF? Children's meals requested for my 6-year-old were practically inedible. "Breakfast" consisted a stale, chewy croissant (which I believe I am still trying to digest a week later...) and yogurt. No USB port to charge electronic devices"
Cons: "For a trans-Atlantic flight this was a very small plane with very tight seats. The bathrooms smelled throughout the plane. Many seat back TVs didrn't function."
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