Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 11% increase in price.|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew did a mediocre job of keeping us informed as to the delay of takeoff."
Cons: "There was some type of mechanical or electric issue that delayed our flight by 30 minutes or so, which is unwelcome for a flight that late at night."
Cons: "Crew was abrasive and put off by people asking for service. Monitors had to be rebooted 3 times. Ran out of water and snacks."
Pros: "It was all good glad the last leg of the trip was pleasant."
Cons: "the crew seemed be very stressed!"
Cons: "Delaying a flight by 2 hours for crew issues is ridiculous and even more do not alerting me to the change before I was at the airport. Terrible"
Pros: "Plane was held for at least 40+ min for additional passengers. I was in First Class and no drinks were offered until another passenger complained and then the flight team took a a burden to have to offer anything."
Cons: "New Flight crew."
Cons: "Too many flight delays and gate changes"
Pros: "Just the crew was super sweet and amazing. Everything else sucks. My seat won't recline and the flights get delayed all the time. Worst was the state LaGuardia is in right now."
Cons: "More on time performance would be great from Delta. Seats that actually recline and not get stuck. Screens in all the seats to enjoy entertainment."
Pros: "Met expectations; except for treatment of an oversized passanger, which turned out good in the end."
Pros: "The crew was professional and courteous, one of the best crews we had experienced onboard Delta."
Cons: "Cleaner bathroom"
Cons: "It took longer to get from nyc to dc that it did Venice to NYC. Horrible....got home at 2am"
Pros: "Flights were both timely"
Cons: "WiFi on flight from Atl to Tallahassee wasn’t working at first"
Cons: "Everything was excellent."
Pros: "My flight was missed due to immigration taking almost 3 hours to get through the line. Delta went out of their way to make sure that I was able to get to my destination on a later flight as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "Maybe not traveling through Atlanta if there is immigration clearance involved. I was really slow."
Cons: "They run out of options because I was sitting at the tail of the aircraft. So I didn't eat much."
Pros: "I was trying with a broken arm - the Crew both on the plane and off the plane was wonderful"
Cons: "Would like more food available-not for purchase but with what comes with your flight"
Cons: "Put me on an Aeromexico plane without a seat. When I went to get seat assignments she gave me very last seat with a “window” she said. There was no window. I was absolutely closterphobic"
Pros: "The plane was an older model but staff allowed main cabin to use 1sr class bathroom."
Cons: "The choices of free snacks were limited. They should also give more than 1 package of peanut."
Cons: "Food was just a snack"
Pros: "I liked that I was able to check my carry-on to for free"
Cons: "I hated the seat and zone that I was assigned. I was literally the last seat in the back and also the very last person to board and get off the plane. It was terrible. Please select better seats for customers"
Pros: "Prompt action, excelent customer service and accurate reservation details. Auto text message alerts a real life-saver. Boarding was easy, plane was clean and staff super friendly."
Cons: "nothing realy"
Pros: "Staff’s attention and patience with customers was great. They knew many were frustrated with the delay but they met our needs with a smile"
Cons: "Weather delay was a real bummer but I liked the app wanted to help reconnect people with other flights. The app should also tell us the reason for the delay, if allowable, especially if it weather. I almost hoed on another flight through Minneapolis but would have been stuck in Minneapolis cause I didn’t know the delay was due to weather an hour later."
Pros: "The boarding was smooth and in time. I enjoyed the WiFi service and the extra room in the seats."
Cons: "I didn’t use many of the services since I slept for most of my flight. While I did enjoy the WiFi, it was kind of spotty throughout the flight. Some of my texts did not go through. On another note, this box forced me to type a negative response and would not let me go on to the next question until I submitted something. Additionally, it forced me to type over 50 words. This should probably be fixed for future use."
Cons: "Never took it!"
Pros: "At least the flight wasn't cancelled?"
Cons: "Five minutes before the scheduled boarding time, it was announced the flight was delayed by 1 hour 25 minutes. I am almost certain this was not weather-related, according to flight trackers. I understand that weather delays are essentially out of airlines' hands. However, if the delay is caused for other reasons like "mechanical issues", or any other errors or miscommunications within the airline itself, then they should be held liable. My time is worth money, so any delays not weather-related should result in a reasonable refund based on the duration of the delay. An apology doesn't placate customers' frustration and inconvenience due to delays."
Pros: "The crew was efficient, professional, friendly, and helpful"
Cons: "The boarding process. the seat assignment process. The lack of comfort in economy. It felt like a cattle cart."
Pros: "Was able to sleep for once. Nobody in center seat."
Cons: "Crying babies"
Pros: "i fell asleep until we arrive to STL."
Pros: "The flight attendant named Steven went so far beyond the call. He was attentive, he fixed our video system when no one else could and when he learned we were celebrating an anniversary he brought us a present. He was awesome!"
Cons: "my flight from JFK to Cancun had entertainment (TV, movie screen, headphones, etc). This one did not. Was kinda disappointed."
Cons: "I understand gate changes happen, but I got 4 texts switching the gates back and forth. Is that necessary?"
Pros: "Plenty of room, on time"
Cons: "We were delayed due to the air conditioning not working. So, it was a tad warm in the cabin. It would've been nice to have someone coming around with water making our delay a little more comfortable."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "I like the fact that I was issued a credit for my flight. It was booked in error and had to be cancelled."
Cons: "I don't know how to use my credit."
Pros: "The captain kept us very informed about what was going on"
Cons: "Only one engine was working"
Pros: "How can airlines help screaming children?"
Cons: "Screaming child on plane for 30 minutes have me a headache- perhaps flight attendants could offer something like coloring books or stickers to help in the future. When I got too baggage claim the baggage claim not listed. Ticket agents declined to help, so I was walking all over try g to find which claim area to go to which was frustrating."
Pros: "Same as previous"
Cons: "Same as previous"
Pros: "Boarding was very organized and quick. Slight delay taking off but not bad for JFK. Lovely crew. Bumpy flight but the captain kept us informed. Food better than expected. Flight arrived early but no gate so we had to wait."
Cons: "OMG! The seats are obnoxiously close together. I could only sit perfectly upright and even then my knees were pressed tightly against the seat in front of me. I am only 5'7". Impossible to rest due to lack of space. I tried to put my head down on my tray table but couldn't since it hit the seat in front of me. Mid flight my 13 year old daughter got back spasms. Upon arrival we could barely walk and looked like two old women limping down the jetway. No idea how a tall or larger person could have even sat down."
Pros: "Upgrade. Comfort. Gourmet Oatmeal Breakfast."
Cons: "Need more cooking shows (British Bakeoff would be fun) or something besides what has been there for too long."
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Long wait in hot plane before take off."
Pros: "On a one hour trip no much to say, understandably no food or bererage service. Got me from here to there quickly. thanks You!"
Cons: "What I didn't like was two idiots behind me that talked loudly for the whole flight and it being a late flight it would have been good to catch a nap. Nothing to do with the flight but really they talked for the whole time they were sitting across the aisle from each other."
Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "Wi-go didn't really work- crew was unpleasant. We upgraded to first class we were never offered a drink. One of the flight attendants keep using the restrokm"
Cons: "Having my knees jammed into the back of the seat in front of me all flight wasn't very thrilling. Seat was pretty hard too."
Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."
Pros: "Flight was very smooth, and crew would actually smile. Coach Sears very cramp."
Cons: "Poor intercom. Could not hear pilot's announcements. Gate staff not very friendly. Sears assigned while boarding...didn't know until then if my wife and I would sit together."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Ticket price in coach was good. Lots of available flights. Legroom was much better than expected. Service very good."
Cons: "Wifi is not free and expensive. Not enough pricing options and costs more if you don't buy a plan before the flight."
Pros: "The crew was super polite, even with the delay."
Cons: "I wish the seats were more comfortable."
Cons: "I missed it. And the lady at the counter was so disrespectful..."
Pros: "Lisa I. was one of the best flight attendants I have ever observed. She enjoys being on the airplane with people who need help, comfort, to complain about anything. She was all over the airplane and refused a tip when I tried to insist she accept it. She said, “I have been doing this for a long time, I am tipped by seeing passengers having a pleasant flight.” I had goosebumps and the two women to my left and right were also impressed by her professionalism. I pray that Lisa is working on my flight home!"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing, even with 30 to 45 MPH winds, the plane was gentle. The passenger next to me was scared. Lisa said to let her know if she needed anything, the woman was fine the whole flight. Lisa came by with extra snacks and she smiled and said she was doing well!"
Pros: "Great crew"
Pros: "Everything was on time considering the heavy Holidays travels."
Pros: "Friendly crew, smooth flight and comfortable seats."
Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "No air traffic"
Cons: "Over booked flight"
Pros: "Fast birding and arriving early"
Cons: "Entertainment, there were no seat displays for 10 hours flight"
Cons: "Not gotten cancelled on August 18 and delayed for 24 hours with no compensation for hotel we had to get. Then would be nice to not get delayed 4 times on today’s flight arriving home at 2 in the morning on a day we HAVE to go to work because we already are in trouble for missing previous day."
Pros: "Nice crew. Very smooth flight."
Cons: "We stay stuck in PVR"
Cons: "The gate agents called all boarding groups with the boarding queue extending the entire length of the jet bridge and into the terminal beyond the gate area, making us stand in line ten to fifteen minutes longer for no reason."
Pros: "In flight entertainment and food were great"
Cons: "Wish seats were comfier and more legroom"
Pros: "I received the survey for this flight before we even boarded lol. People’s online boarding passes had expired. Noted that it was “due to weather” weather is totally clear, haven’t seen a flake of snow, it’s just cold."
Cons: "4 hour mechanical delay and shitty communication"
Cons: "No in-seat entertainment"
Pros: "Crew sucked. Not helpful or caring."
Cons: "delayed. and boarding crew had no clue how to handle boarding. senile behaviour of a specific old lady"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Nothing I didnt like"
Pros: "Crew was extremely helpful on boarding and on flight. Breezed through Passport area. Everyone went our of his/her way to answer our questions and then make suggestions."
Pros: "That our pilot was giving us updates as to why we were slightly delayed."
Cons: "Our flight attendant didn’t know what food we were getting. When someone asked in front of me, she said “I’m not sure it could be either turkey or ham”. If you serve customers from all walks of life including Hindus, vegetarians, Islam, Judaism, it should be expected that the flight attendant know if that is turkey or ham. Another thing is that there was no final check by the flight attendant. We landed with tray tables down, seats recline, and people were still on their laptops."
Pros: "Delayed for 2 and a half hours"
Pros: "We shopped price, this was the most affordable flight for us."
Cons: "Getting seat reservations should be easier and sooner."
Cons: "I wish there was another option for a snack. There are many companies that would probably love to advertise through distribution to airline passengers."
Pros: "The boarding process was easy and the crew was great."
Cons: "Other passengers were annoying. One guy was listening to a baseball game on his phone at full volume on the plane during boarding. Another kept hitting the back of my seat playing a game on the entertainment system. And a flight attendant let a guy stay on his phone, while we taxied for takeoff, having the douchiest conversation in history."
Pros: "The crew was awesome. Everyone was helpful and friendly and genuinely wanted you to have a safe flight."
Cons: "The plane didn't have a plug to charge your phone or independent dedicated screens you could pick your entertainment to watch. Everyone had to watch the same thing. I suggest downloading your favorite Netflix shows to your phone or tablet for entertainment. The food was just ok also."
Cons: "The cabin was extremely hot, taxi time and time sitting in the plane took way to long. Air flow was extremely limited"
Pros: "American airlines managed to get me to my destination."
Cons: "It was an awful ride. The food was horrendous. The plane was ancient. No outlets, no personal TVs. The plane looks like it was from the 1990s."
Pros: "Our family was spread over the aircraft and American Airlines seated us together! The food and inflight movie were great! It was an excellent experience."
Cons: "Was a bit difficult to book through Kayak. I then had to call American Airlines for everything else, and next time I'll do that instead."
Pros: "Quick time in boarding and exiting plane in Charlotte."
Cons: "Frustrating to pay extra for priority boarding so they don't require that my carry on be checked which requires me to take half of my luggage and shove it in my backpack to make sure that it lands with me."
Cons: "Your partner vayama doesn't provide the terminal or airline. Went to Iberia/ terminal 7 just to realize it was AA/terminal 8."
Cons: "After arriving at the airport more than 2 hours early and at the gate 30 min prior to departure, American Airlines never called last boarding call, not our names. We sat at the gate, not knowing they had boarded, and tje plane departed unbeknownst to us. Had to stand in the rebooking line for 1.5 hours before speaking to a rep who told us we couldn't rebook our international flight. Had to request a supervisor, who thankfully after an additional hour was able ro rebook us."
Pros: "The movies were great. Staff wonderful, accommodating."
Cons: "I absolutely hated the flight from pdx to Minnesota. Plane felt unsafe, smelly & generally scary."
Pros: "We had a very pleasant staff!"
Pros: "Entertainment and crew were good"
Cons: "The seats reclined but when they did the bottom of the seat moved forward creating even less leg room. For a guy that is 6' tall it made it nearly impossible to sleep on the over night flight. The head rest also did not raise over my shoulder height which added to the lack of sleep"
Cons: "Terribly uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew was very attentive"
Cons: "The television was in the aisle and couldn't be properly seen. Also there was no outlet charger."
Cons: "Prices, of course. No one wants to pay the prices. My company is small and we check pricing all the time."
Pros: "Found a rate that was virtually the same on what I would have spent in gas to drive there. I will never drive to events in Vegas again, kayak and done from now on."
Cons: "The layout of the Vegas airport is not one of my favorites"
Pros: "See above. Worst flight in 60 years of flying.Their systems failed at every point-- changing flights without carrying over seat reservations "Too close to flight time""
Cons: "Attitude of many employees--" tough on you, suck it up. stuff happens". poor communication re flight change, rejection of AA Advantage Mastercard to pay for baggage check and get boarding pass and seat assignment. Rerouted me by 200 yards to TSA checkpoint I could see was 30 yards away. When flight arrived in SFO the arrivals board never showed it and there was no carousel shown for checked baggage. I finally had to go to customer service, where attendant just pointed to my bag on the floor with lots of others from the flight, shrugged, no apology, and chewed her gum a little faster before turning her back."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Cons: "My flight was overbooked. I almost didn't make it home."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. Plane was clean and seating was not uncomfortable althouth they didn't recline very much. Short flight so it was o.k."
Pros: "The trip was great. Very courteous crew & the cabin crew was very efficient with a big smile and helpful. Great flight."
Cons: "The first leg of the flight out of Huntington was 4 hours late as the flight was cancelled due to one of the crew members not showing up. It was a very uncomfortable delay. They stated that one of the crew was sick. There was no notice about the delayed flight."
Cons: "America Airlines...worst service and just a horrible experience"
Cons: "The flight crew was extremely unfriendly especially a redhead woman with short hair. When it was time for beverages, she would yell out at each passenger "beverage!" She had no manners. Probably the worse I've ever had experienced"
Pros: "Very nice and showed concern for safety. That made me feel good."
Cons: "No in flight DirecTV"
Pros: "short time, smooth flight"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Tight space and food could be better"
Cons: "Flight attendent looked tired and over worked. They were rushing to give service and collect trash before fi ishing meal. Flight attendent who served us, might be tired so she missed the entire row to serve and a other fmight attendent already started collecting trash. She went back and got us food"
Cons: "The plane was just too darn hot and the fans were barely working. All of us were melting."
Pros: "It has Directv"
Cons: "The landing was terrible, the airplane bounced very high as soon as it touched the ground"
Pros: "The ease of boarding."
Cons: "The air conditioner went out and it was quite warm."
Pros: "I appreciated the professionalism, prompt care of passengers and dedication to everyone’s safety."
Cons: "The last leg of the flight was a rough landing and a delayed in Vienna. I realize weather could be the culprit."
Pros: "I liked the United entertainment via the app."
Cons: "The seating is so cramped and too tight overall. I’m a small female about 5’4 with a medium build. The seating was never that small, it’s progressively become more and more cramped. Also it didn’t help that the flight staff slept most of night and didn’t come by to pick up cups or cans until they were told to please do so by several passengers. I had to take my cups and can to them so I could move around better in my tiny seat. Not cool."
Pros: "Wifi wasn't working. People were loud and rambunctious."
Cons: "The boarding process with United is always a mess. Lines way longer than necessary and spilling into the main walk area of the airport."
Cons: "The flight was late getting out of Charleston and we had a very long walk in Chicago. By the time we got to the gate mos people had already boarded. It could have been much worse if we had not nearly ran to the gate. Other than that all was good."
Pros: "No one was in my row, so I had the opportunity to lay down and stretch out!"
Cons: "The crew didn’t seem to inviting. There was one woman who was very kind... but other than that, they all seemed like they hated thief jobs... the food was very bland."
Cons: "The pilot is inexperienced and did not aware early landing more than 30 mins would be undesirable as the assigned gate is still occupied by another plane. Therefore, we were forced to taxi around leading to excessive delay more than 20mins caausing a lot of conencting passengers had to run. The pilot should be retrained"
Pros: "Fast and easy check-in. Attentive service. Good food. Great wine. Speedy baggage service."
Cons: "TSA absolutely sucks at LGA. TSA shut down all lanes except Precheck for a crew switch, and I almost missed my flight! Awful. Someone should be fired for causing the delay today. Everyone was angry and stressed out."
Pros: "They left my luggage in Calgary. I still don't know what flight they're returning it on it has to go to SF and then Fresno. Make sure you have a tag number for your luggage!!!"
Pros: "We were serviced in the way we expect from United."
Pros: "Rebooked me a nonstop flight to my destination!"
Cons: "Delays. O'Hare. United. Storms and air traffic control. Looking all across the board, it didn't look like anyone was leaving Chicago anytime soon."
Cons: "Flight delayed 2 hours. United representative did not have current flight status and was unable to help me reschedule my flight until the next day. Luckily the airport staff had more current info and was able to reschedule my connector flight for that afternoon"
Pros: "I liked the extra room economy plus afforded me. It was a long flight, no real complaints. What can you expect from a 16 hour flight."
Cons: "No major issues or concerns"
Cons: "Flight was delayed from 8:20 to 12:40"
Pros: "Friendly staff. Great customer service"
Pros: "Very nice crew"
Cons: "Audio jack did not work and no one bothered..."
Cons: "No wifi... with the amount you pay for the flight, seems insane you have to pay for wifi too"
Cons: "This was horrible. There was a delay and there was no announcement in the terminal. If I had not been checking my email I would have had no idea. I kept getting emails from UA with different times and they were all wrong."
Pros: "The flight was smooth. The crew was great."
Cons: "The snack."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Pros: "I enjoyed the heart warming and friendlyness of the pilot."
Cons: "The running nose sneezing person sitting next to me."
Pros: "Nice crew, on time"
Cons: "Tiny cramped plane"
Pros: "Warm and friendly flight crew"
Cons: "Flight delayed for over 3 hours"
Pros: "The flight attendant and pilot were very nice. Even though this was a smaller plane, there was more room."
Cons: "Though I did not expect a meal on such a short flight, any entertainment would have been appreciated."
Cons: "I was in Group 5, and by the time boarding was complete with group 2, there was no more room in the overhead bins for carry on luggage. This meant that Groups 3-5 needed to gate check carry on bags and then pick them up in the Baggage Claim at ORD. This added unnecessary time to the end of my journey. I'll look around at other airlines before I fly United again. Jet Blue, on the other hand (from ORD to FLL) was great!!"
Pros: "Missed our connection. Poor communication around reasons for delays. Long waiting in line with zero info."
Pros: "The crew on board the flights were always friendly and Stern with unruly customers. Very good job in that department."
Cons: "I am 5'10 and 155 lbs I wasn't so cramped in the sets that when the person infront of me put there seat back I couldn't cross my leg or sit comfortable. I can't imagine what a person any taller or larger then me felt. Oh also the average size man sitting extra to me was spilling over my seat. Luckily he did not smell and was very apologetic. The only reason I booked through united was because of how cheap they were. But with Lon delays. Rude check in emoployees, bad snacks, zero in flight entertainment 7.99 to watch tv? Come on you have us trapped already. (returning to Hawaii) and one of the worst seating set ups of my life. Yeah I'll gladly go back to delta."
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: "Honestly, the customer service with United was in need of serious improvement, from the moment we checked our bags to the time we were in flight, we were given very poor service, the man at baggage check in was extremely condescending, acting like we should know everything about United's processing instead of just helping us with our needs in the first place and it added unnecessary extra stress to our travels from Colorado to Hawaii. I don't even want to blame the employees as it was very obvious that they hated their jobs and just wanted the shift to be done with; something needs to be addressed about how they can accommodate both employees and paying customers alike. Let's just say I can't wait until Hawaiian Airlines expands to Denver flights so we never have to deal with United again, as this is the only reason we used this airline."
Pros: "Flight attendants sence of humor when we finally landed at the right airport."
Cons: "Landing at the wrong airport."
Cons: "Flight delays"
Pros: "Personable staff, great flight time and an awesome landing."
Pros: "NON STOP FLIGHT"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3 hours. In 15 minute increments so we kept thinking we were leaving and then it kept getting delayed. Almost missed my brother's graduation from basic training. Not pleased. I would like some kind of compensation for this. Also I am flying back now and my flights have been very delayed and I will arrive at least seven hours later than planned."
Cons: "Completely missed meeting due to 6 changes made during flight - Ask for a refund of some sort and non was given - not even air-miles or ticket recognition. Customer service from United was almost non existent. Will not be flying with united ever again."
Pros: "Able to rebook us on delta"
Cons: "Plane was delayed, then mechanical issues made us deplane"
Pros: "Crew was very good."
Pros: "Fast flight, friendly and funny crew."
Pros: "They were on time every flight and even early to one. It was an overall chill flight to get me where I'm going"
Cons: "It was to damn cold!"
Cons: "My connecting flight was cancelled and had to be taken to another airport for a connecting flight and was told that it was overbooked Very stressful situation to wait to find out if we had a seat available on that flight if not wait till the next one. Terrible"
Pros: "Ive had a hip injury so walking is problematic. I was worried about my 45 minute transfer time in Ohare. The boarding attendant at Charleston ordered a wheelchair to meet me. I got to my plane as it boarded. A distance I couldn't have walked, much less in the time allotted."
Cons: "Not enough time between the two flights for the distance between the two terminals."
Cons: "The flight coming back to Houston was late."
Pros: "Flight departed and arrived on time. Flight attendants were courteous. Boarding was quick."
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