It took a long time to board. The real problem was the flight though. It was a little noisy (not the airlines fault) and incredibly hot.
I liked the direct flight from ORD-RSW. The plane was relatively new, clean, and in good shape. I didn’t like the two hour delay or the waiting an hour after we landed for my checked luggage. After a scheduled landing of 7:50 PM we didn’t head to our car until after 11 PM.
Pros: "The crew was awesome"
Cons: "Every time I fly out of Scranton I’m delayed horribly this time it was so bad I’m stuck in a hotel for the night."
Cons: "No snacks even for 1st class."
Pros: "First of I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Parnel at JFK airport. He was such a big help. And his customer service was excellent."
Cons: "seating, food, entertainment, boarding"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Pros: "Wide choice of films on the flight, boarding was hassle free."
Cons: "Crew could have been much politer when asking about the food wishes of others. Seemed to have no idea how to walk through the aisles, hitting my head and shoulders more than once while walking through."
Cons: "No delay Ability to connect wireless headphones"
Pros: "Location and Easy terminal"
Cons: "Flight was 30 min behind schedule"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 3 hours. They didn't tell us it was delayed until 2 hours before the flight, by which time we were already at the airport. They first delayed it 1 1/2 hours and then another 30 minutes every half hour. The airline/crew never even acknowledged the delay or apologized for it."
Cons: "More seat room side to side"
Pros: "not atg all"
Cons: "I paid for a preferred seat and the passenger seated next to me was so large that he could not buckle his seatbelt and totally squished me into the window. I called the stewarddess over and I was haphazardly moved to an aisle seat next to a smaller passenger. I was then bumped into repeatedly by"
Pros: "Very good crew."
Cons: "Hate the kiosk check in"
Cons: "If we were able to have made the flight"
Cons: "My A/A flight, which was scheduled to get in after midnight, was delayed by over an hour with multiple gate changes."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "No internet available on the flight. Boardng was a long process."
Cons: "No entertainment in the seatback or power for charging personal devices"
Pros: "Flight crew were very apologetic"
Cons: "Missed connecting flight from Miami. Only one flight per day. Had to take a flight to an alternative location, drive for an hour down the coast and take a ferry to my final destination."
Pros: "Flt on time crew and staff very polite"
Pros: "It was a really fast flight. Twenty minutes from wheels-up to wheels-down."
Cons: "Plane is more suitable for passengers under 5'11". At 6'7", I wasn't an ideal passenger!"
Cons: "Delays again. Can American. Ever be on time?"
Cons: "AA lost put my checked baggage onto a different flight during my layover in Philly to my final destination. After losing my baggage, it took them over 24 hours to return it to me, telling me that it would only be "another hour" till they would deliver it to my house. No airline is perfect, but I don't like being lied to about my baggage not being transferred properly to my final flight, nor do appreciate how they kept giving me vague estimates and round-a-bout answers about my checked bag which they lost in the first place. If I can help it, I will never fly with American Airlines again; they have lost my business!"
Cons: "Worst flight with AA so far, service is getting worst and worst"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "They forced my wife off of the flight because they would not check our bags in 35 minutes before the flight."
Pros: "Seats were nice, service came pretty quickly considering the size of the plane, boarding went reasonably quick"
Cons: "Started boarding and didn't announce another delay till we're on the aircraft, sitting in the gate for an hour and a half. My audio jack was broken and regardless, it will still trying to charge me for everything even though i was force to be squashed between two people who are also frustrated about sitting doing nothing."
Pros: "Flight attendants were wonderful and very accommodating. They were pleasant, nice to talk to, and attentive to all passengers. Special assist personal were polite, pleasant and extremely helpful."
Cons: "I did not understand if I booked with British Airways why my return flight was through American Airlines. I requested special accommodations with extra leg room as a result of recent knee surgery. My seat location was in row 34, the back of the cabin. Not as pleasant. Too far to walk leg room uncomfortable at times during the 8 hour flight."
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "An S80? Really? This plane was older than me! Horrible plane! The crew looked like they had been up since 4 am. Looked exhausted and unfriendly. I do want to clarify that this was an American Airlines operated plane, not etihad."
Pros: "The flight was on time The flight attendants were were very helpful and friendly. Food service was good. I am a vegan and they were very accommodating. The fact that we had 2free checked bags was great"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was good"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, attentive staff"
Cons: "More non dairy food obtions"
Pros: "I liked the crew, they were nice and tried to help, food and refreshment was good."
Cons: "1) Flight from Dallas delayed and caused me to miss the connecting flight from London to Vienna. 2) Monitor for the entertainment not working AT ALL. Crew tried to reset it multiple times, but it didn't help. So flight was longer due to delay and I was looking at the BLACK SCREEN entire time. 3) I attempted to read my book. Since it was a night flight and overhead lights were off to prevent disturbance, I needed to use reading light. Well, the reading light was not working. I called a flight attendant to assist me. She tried to help me, but confirmed that it was out of order. 4) There was not information regarding terminal for my connecting flight. Captain kindly referred us to look up this information on our individual screens. Mine was not working, neither was the screen of the passengers next to me. Not helpful at all."
Cons: "Food is garbage.."
Pros: "Grest staff"
Cons: "Thought the first row seating would provide extra leg room which the reservation page said it would and we paid extra for the seats - not so. it also felt quite claustrophobic with a panel within a short distance of our faces. We had upgraded for better seats but it turns out the seating wasn't better at all. The flight home in seats much further back were MUCH more comfortable. I'm thinking the airline shouldn't book the front seats by the panel as 'better' for the extra price as they were definitely not."
Cons: "Flight was changed. Didn't get the seats I had already picked out. Woman on flight was very rude to me when I asked where the restroom was. NOT a good experience over all."
Pros: "They were able to arrange for a seat for my daughter who was technically a lap child. The crew were courteous and helpful. The flight arrived early."
Pros: "our flight were on time. Staff was very helpful, I walk with aid of a cane."
Pros: "Small snack and drink included. Free checked bags."
Cons: "Very few drink choices. Flight was cancelled mid-air, so we were returned from the air above Cusco to the Lima airport where there were no other flights departing that evening and no compensation for the inconvencience (no hostel voucher, no upgraded tickets on our next flight, etc). Many people ended up missing their long-planned trip to Machu Picchu as the earliest Avianca could get anyone to Cusco was 11:00 the following morning. The staff was unhelpful, and the lines were incredibly long (about 3 hours). Funnily enough, we were supposed to be on an earlier flight, but due to the length of their check in line, we waited over a half hour in line and when we arrived at the desk 56 minutes before our flight, we were unable to check in (since check in stops an hour before the flight). Truly ridiculous. I will definitely think twice before ever booking an Avianca flight in the future."
Cons: "Not good movie available"
Cons: "Read my review of my denver to dallas amd youll understand.."
Cons: "Grumpy crew, filthy plane! Honestly there was mold on the ceiling and dirty residue all over the place. Absolutely disgusting! If I ever encounter another A.A. flight this bad, I will never fly their airline again... I've seen cleaner public busses!"
Cons: "Typical American Airlines delays...."
They could of announce when the were boarding. I did not like how the announcement all ran together.
Cons: "Better entertainment options. Wasn't prepared for using my own device and I didn't have Bluetooth headsets."
Cons: "Wifi didn’t work entire flight even though I had paid for it ahead of time"
Pros: "Great crew. Fast and easy boarding."
Pros: "The flight attendant in business class was awesome!"
Pros: "Fine, perfectly adequate for a tiny plane on a short flight."
Cons: "There are so many airlines in the world that refresh their fleets. This was like a trip back in time to airlines of the 1980s."
Cons: "Strange reasons for delay."
Cons: "two hours late. No info. No recompense. It was a very long day."
Cons: "Choices of TV selection"
Pros: "I didn’t die."
Cons: "I researched United’s, FAA, and my car seat company website before trying to board with it. I was told by flight attendant that I could only bring the car seat on board if it had a sticker? I don’t know what sticker she was referring to and it’s tough to keep a toddler safe with just a lap belt"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable but paid up for extra leg room"
Pros: "Smooth flight, excellent cabin service, arrival in Ft. Myers was early"
Pros: "Enjoy the United apps free movies"
Cons: "I was not on this flight because my previous United flight was late! So I am having to sit all from 8:00 am till 8:25 pm in the airport. I am not happy."
Pros: "My flight on another airline cancelled -- I rescheduled on a later flight with United but arrived at the airport in time to catch an earlier flight that had been delayed. United allowed me to move to the earlier flight without any penalties in recognition of all that was going on. Thanks."
Pros: "No delay, not crowded"
Pros: "Liked excellent food and beverage service by courteous and attentive crew. Flight was listed as serving only snacks so was surprised to be served an excellent Asian Noodle and Steak Salad and continuous beverage service. Flight attendant responded immediately when I had trouble with my headphone cable and brought me a replacement cable. Entertainment option with wide choice of live television was fine for flight and helped make flight go by fast. This was our first use of first class service, and we would consider it again. I had unsatisfactory experience with United last year and saw great improvement."
Cons: "I would have preferred not having to travel to Newark to get Florida flight since Newark Airport was crowded and boarding experience took too long."
Pros: "On time, smooth flight"
Pros: "Smooth flight, friendly crew"
Cons: "I can’t rate the food as this flight didn’t offer any."
Cons: "My flight was delayed at avp so I would miss my flight in jersey. Had to re-book flight for today. So I miss a days pay at work plus it cost me a nite for a hotel. I am not happy. My flight cost increased $750+ due to flight delay"
Cons: "Delay before boarding. Boarded and delayed take off. Emergency landing in Baltimore. Talk of busses. Reboarded. Drove the runway in circles. Panic attack. Unboarded followed by the rest of the plane and we then boarded 3 buses that got us to Jersey in 4 hours. I reviewed this once. HORRIBLE."
Pros: "They check my bag for free but so did American"
Pros: "2nd class flight attendants were amazing they felt bad about the Greg situation . So we call ourselves second class as a joke now ."
Cons: "Went to use the bathroom in first class since one bathroom was locked and there was a very long line. He made me feel so uncomfortable and embarrassed me saying this is first class and it's a rule. Very rude horrible service"
Pros: "Connecting flight cancelled could not on another flight of two days will never fly throw Fort Myers ever again"
Cons: "Only one flight to Key West a day out of Fort Myers at 5pm who does that"
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "Snacks were stale"
Cons: "No leg or arm room it's like a Cattle car We are not cattle! Would it kill you to give a few more inches in either direction? NO it would not !"
Pros: "They allowed us to watch movies on our phones for free."
Cons: "I tried to cancel my reservation and they wanted to charge me $200 to cancel a $279 flight. My seat would not recline at all."
Pros: "The crews and staff were competent and helpful."
Cons: "The seat pitch and width isn't worth the price of the flight. Some passengers winced some when they saw where they would be seatied in the cramped cabin. For the plane type, I would think not much can be done for the width, but the tight seat pitch is very tight for most of the people that fly."
Cons: "We were delayed a bit by the plane arriving into Chicago late but the pilot did a good job trying to make up some time in the air."
Cons: "Never gave me the option to select seat."
Pros: "The airport was nice and had plenty amenities. Good restaurant choices, places to shop, plenty of places to sit and relax with cell charging stations. Lots to keep you entertained while you have a layover."
Cons: "Plane was over crowded.the seats are narrow and uncomfortable. Person behind me was constantly kicking the back. I was in the window seat and the guy next to me had a large athletic physique and was over-flowing into my personal space. On top of that he had a severe case of toxic flatulence."
Pros: "Prompt departures, pleasant staff clean plane"
Pros: "Price was fair"
Cons: "Bathroom was nasty"
Pros: "Departed on time and arrived early."
Cons: "Direct TV out most of the flight"
Pros: "Crew were great. Seat reassignment was great."
Cons: "No good snacks no entertainment. Boarding was awkward."
Pros: "Nice and smooth flight"
Cons: "No free entertainment and paid checked baggage but at reasonable cost"
Cons: "without notice, plane made significant shift ..about 70 degrees..... Passengers began to scream. after about 5-10 minutes, pilot announces we were 10 miles away from plane in front of us and got caught in its tail wind. I was never so frightened on an airplane as this flight."
Cons: "The plane got changed so I lost my seat then later that evening (hours before leaving for the airport) my flight got cancelled."
Pros: "coffee was good"
Cons: "Only got to serve it once due to turbulence"
Cons: "The airplane had a engine issue I believe and the flight got delayed and I lost my connection.."
Pros: "The United site suggested to arrive 1 hour prior; however, I came within seconds of missing this flight because of the lines at security."
Cons: "Security lines"
Cons: "Nothing. Overall best airline decent price"
Pros: "How the flight attendance was pleasant"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "The seating was very good and so was the flight"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The way they board the plane is rediciulous, this 1-5 boarding process is horrible."
Pros: "Great stewards"
Cons: "Barely any ac on the connector flight"
Pros: "The flight was quick -- just over 30 minutes in the air."
Cons: "This was, by far, the scariest flight I've been on. Whether it was the prop plane or other factors, the turbulence was unreal. I've taking prop plane flights before, but none had my knuckles (or other passengers') as white as this one."