Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Diego to Hawaii
Alaska Airlines, Korean Air and Hawaiian Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from San Diego to Hawaii. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from San Diego to Hawaii.
The cheapest ticket to Hawaii from San Diego found in the last 72 hours was $124 one-way, and $239 round-trip. The most popular route is from San Diego to Honolulu, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $124.
Alaska Airlines flies most frequently to Honolulu from San Diego. In general, China Airlines, Fiji Airways and Hawaiian Airlines fly the most to Hawaii.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The crew didn’t seem like they wanted to be there. The entire crew was standoffish. It seem like asking the anything was a huge ordeal they didn’t have time for but they’d do it bugredginly."
Pros: "Straightforward boarding. Entertainment options were good. Power outlets built into seats."
Cons: "Food only available for purchase. Crew was friendly but not delightful."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed for over 2 hours. No explanation except it was being towed to the gate that took over an hour. Then the pilot came on to explain it was an issue with the potable water system. They didn’t have enough breakfast sandwiches ran out before row 16."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and the service was good."
Cons: "Stuck next to self obsessed millenial who couldn't stop taking selfies of himself and he kept rubbing against me (apparently not noticing I was there?). He had plenty of space so it was weird."
Pros: "The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Quality of the flight was great! I loved how comfortable and clean it was. Great to have a flight that has jacks for your chargers as well as free WiFi! Will definitely be flying again!!"
Pros: "Quick and smooth transaction"
Pros: "Good food for purchase options, comfortable seating in economy"
Cons: "Turbulent on the descent, but not a big deal."
Cons: "Only negative was we were Early and our gate wasn’t ready and we sat on the runway for over 20 minutes"
Pros: "Early arrival and smooth landing."
Cons: "No more complimentary glass of wine or beer. Early arrival and unfortunately couldn’t get to a gate. Baggage claim carousel was broken and had to be moved to another. Meanwhile my friend was being hassled by security for waiting for me."
Cons: "Snacks were meh"
Pros: "Comfortable, pleasant attendants and the smooth transition from loading and unloading personnel. Head and shoulders over SW."
Pros: "Polite, professional at every Alaska contact point."
Cons: "Kayak mis-cue that cost me $90"
Cons: "The boarding are the worst attitude mean grumpy staff I have ever seen will not recommend to any one"
Cons: "Snotty steward in the back. Not pleasant."
Pros: "Staff/Crew were all very friendly. Plane was clean and air temperature was comfortable."
Cons: "Seats were terribly uncomfortable! NO cushion = a very sore bottom, especially on an almost 6 hour flight. VERY disappointed in the entertainment. This airline expects everyone to have a device to play their downloadable entertainment or else pay to rent a device. This is horrible for such a long flight, when you happen to be one of those people who do not have a device for this. I will not fly Alaska Airlines again."
Cons: "At the gate the representative would not let me and another passenger board. Even though the plane was still at the gate."
Cons: "Served only water, food pre-order ignored"
Pros: "Alaska Air was AWESOME!"
Cons: "The air conditioning was pretty much non-existent, and there was just no air flow whatsoever. It really ruined the trip for me. Everything else was good if not great."
Pros: "Everything, overall an amazing experience."
Pros: "I loved the comfort of my seat. It was easy boarding and getting off the flight."
Cons: "What I didn’t like was the attitude of one of the crew members. They didn’t even make an announcement before the flight took off saying you had to go to a different website to look at the free movies. So myself and the passenger sitting next to me wasn’t able to watch movies unless we paid $10 for one of their pads. They made announcements for everything else especially to tell passengers to put their seatbelts on. Ms. Carly talked the whole flight about something."
Pros: "Love Alaska airline!"
Cons: "unprofessional workers who gossip about other workers and customers, dirty plane, no free food, and no aloha spirit."
Cons: "My suitcase was destroyed. It lost a wheel and is now inoperable."
Pros: "I like the internet for text being free, and staff is nice."
Cons: "Food is not free."
Pros: "it was a very pleasant flight .everything was smooth except for a little delayed on the way back looking forward of flying with Alaska Airlines .a airlines"
Pros: "The staff were very patient with very large group traveling. The staff were very cautious of them not burning themselves with the coffee. If when having large groups of non-speaking passengers, place their group leaders separate so that they can help translate for the crew and then not have to take so long to help them out."
Cons: "Allergies to dogs and there was a dog on the plane. Couldn’t stop sneezing and had an aweful time trying to pressurize my ears from allergies. Very difficult when air circulation can’t be controlled at seat. It was freezing and no way to close vent or stop air from hitting directly onto me."
Pros: "As always, the Alaska crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Food just is what it is. Free mai tai’s at the end of the flight we’re great!"
Pros: "I alway love flying Alaska airlines. Their flights are on time and their staff is friendly and professional."
Cons: "I didn't like that you have to pay to rent a movie. It's provided through most airline carriers and I was shocked they were renting out tablets to view movies."
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "It smelled bad because they kept changing a baby behind me."
Pros: "Great airline"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Rick was probably the best flight attendant I've ever encountered! Granted it was First Class, but he went absolve and beyond with our family."
Cons: "Plane was a tad run down, i.e.: cosmetically things were broken or falling apart."
Pros: "Good space seating !"
Cons: "No complaints !"
Pros: "I liked everything except the fee for checking in a bag."
Cons: "I have no complaints ! I really like this airline"
Pros: "Wifi and outlets"
Pros: "Alaska Airlines"
Pros: "I liked that they have Danny devito has a mascot"
Pros: "the folks at Alaska Airlines were super helpful and outgoing. They really make your happiness a priority."
Pros: "Coconut chicken was actually pretty good"
Cons: "The middle seat is horrible there. It's tight, don't have a tray table in front of you or a pouch. Also the charger the row is right in front of you so the other two people plug there stuff right by your feet. You pay extra for this seat which I would never do again."
Pros: "Everything easy off . Easy luggage retrieval. Getting a Lyft was painless and I was only 15 minutes from home . Loved not fighting traffic for hours like you do from SFO . It was great ."
Cons: "Small commuter plane but I'll get used to it ."
Pros: "We were able to sit at the exit. It was perfect!"
Pros: "having a seat I got to pick."
Cons: "Again my bag got left behind. Won't receive it until tomorrow."
Pros: "On time - got the seat I wanted - comfortable (for coach)"
Cons: "Honestly, this was my first time flying with Hawaiian Airlines and I was very impressed with the overall professionalism and how thorough the staff was in making sure everyone had their seatbelts on when necessary. They were also very kind and friendly."
Cons: "WiFi....an outlet...."
Cons: "Seating a little tight."
Pros: "The crew was great ."
Cons: "We waited over an hour for our luggage at the baggage claim. If it was gonna take that long, a staff member should of had the courtesy to apologize for the delay and gave us an update ."
Pros: "Just the friendly service"
Cons: "Well the only thing I didn’t like was my own fault I should of not of been cheap and got the extra comfy but I love Hawaiian airline l"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Website said mobile app entertainment, not available inflight. $For movies Only meat option sandwich."
Pros: "The comfort space. Extra leg room"
Pros: "Hawaiian airlines was great! Very friendly and they provided a meal and snacks from San Diego."
Pros: "if you EVER have a choice, choose HAWAIIAN AIRLINES"
Pros: "Turkey pastrami sandwich was the best with spinach And cheese."
Cons: "A little cold in the cabin."
Pros: "Hawaiian air always makes you feel like you are already on the islands the first moment you step on the plane. All went smooth and as always on time"
Cons: "Limited entertainment on the upgraded comfort seat program"
Pros: "I enjoyed the in flight entertainment; the selection of movies and shows was superb. My seat was comfortable and i had plenty of leg room. The temperature was pleasant, and the staff was fantastic."
Cons: "The food was overly salty. I appreciate the meal, but the taste was not up to par. Also, I had a gate change and no one notified me or emailed me to let me know."
Pros: "Airbus. Smooth ride."
Cons: "Switching from Alaskan Air to Hawaiian Air in San Diego is near impossible. I got off at 9:25am and had to run out of the airport and down to another terminal, go through security again and run to gate 51 from gate 10. It is near impossible for someone who can’t sprint. I was the last one to board. Lost my window seat and luggage didn’t make it. In Honolulu I found out luggage hasn’t made it for at least three other couples flying out of BWI with these connections. This combo should not be offered when people select flights."
Pros: "Service, great customer service."
Pros: "Gate agent was very friendly and was able to changes seats so my parents can sit together."
Cons: "None of the entertainment was free and the provided food was not good at all."
Pros: "Free maitai on economy! Sandwich was unusually tasty! Friendly staff!"
Pros: "Tail wind"
Cons: "The crew professional."
Pros: "Food, service, and on time."
Cons: "The temperature is too cold inside the carbine"
Pros: "Services, seats, and on time."
Pros: "As expected"
Pros: "Great staff..in gate area & airplane! Felt the aloha spirit From bag check until landing!"
Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "The plane maintenance for the video equipment seems to be lacking and the plane interior was dated."
Pros: "where I was sitting in the back"
Cons: "The leg space...a little tight"
Pros: "Food service was a suprise. My wife is gluten free and she brought stuff for herself."
Cons: "Seemed like everything was extra. Radio was all I could listen to for free. Even old tv was a charge."
Pros: "When you board a Hawaiian flight, your Hawaii trip has begun. In-flight magazine is impressively high quality. Meal with wine included is great. USB charging port for phone helpful."
Cons: "Could not select seat when booked flight, or was moved. Would prefer meal be poultry, not beef, since a lot of people don't eat beef. Charging for blanket and entertainment seems odd when meal included. No power outlet for laptop."
Cons: "Would like to see complementary movies on flights especially for children on flights over 2 hrs."
Pros: "Lunch included with airfare. Overall feeling of the flight was relaxed, smiling Aloha. Getting us in the frame of mind for Hawaii. Really liked our seats, just the two of us on the outside row. No 3 across."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great."
Pros: "We need wheelchair service and the porters were first rate. The airline was more than accommodating, offered a free lunch and you can either order new movies on demand for $7.99 each or watch unlimited TV and older movies for $7.99 (which I did). I liked the value."
Cons: "Drink prices are steep."
Pros: "I liked that we could all sit together, and it feel like we have enough room."
Cons: "On a 5+ hour flight, I was not thrilled with having to pay money for each kid to watch a movie, and then didn't feel as f I could justify spending the money on my husband and I as well, so we didn't watch anything. If each seat has a tv screen, why not have a complimentary in flight movie or two, and then charge if people want to watch something else?"
Pros: "Love the fact that they served complimentary lunch on the plane. It's a perk you don't get anymore on flights. It was a great surprise. Also, there were 4 of us traveling but one person bought her ticket later so her seat was away from us. Without our asking, by the time we got to the gate, they had moved her to sit on the same row with us. The crew was attentive and friendly."
Cons: "It would be nice if they offered some of the tv shows for free. I understand paying for movies but tv should be complimentary. And as with most planes, it felt cramped once the person in front of me let his seat back."
Pros: "Service, aircraft, food, complimentary glass of wine"
Pros: "Non stop flight, better leg room than most airlines"
Cons: "No freeentertainment to speak of"
Pros: "Boarding was very smooth"
Cons: "The free entertainment is very poor"
Pros: "Crew was very mice"
Pros: "Hawaiian has great schedules"
Cons: "Way way way too many screaming infants and toddlers. I'd pay more for a flight w all 13 and over pax"
Pros: "service is excellent. Airline personnel very accommodating, very helpful especially for seniors. I'll fly with them again."
Pros: "The crew were very professional. The food was delicious."
Pros: "The crew was knowledgable, professional and curtious to all on board."
Cons: "We left 45 min late."
Pros: "I dropped my wallet just outside the terminal gate boarding the plane and a very handsome steward, introduced by his co-stewardesses as "Pretty Boy Brandon" was kind enough to find me to return my wallet. I appreciated all the kindness recieved by the entire staff at Hawaiian Airlines. Thank you for offering genuine customer service."
Pros: "The flight was very pleasant. Excellent customer service and the pilot did a great job of updating us with the flight schedule, tour guide swag, and the weather."
Cons: "No comment."
Pros: "Boarded on time, Fight attendants positive attitude."
Cons: "Did not take off on time. Landed 50 minutes late. Food (pasta dish) tasted like reheated TV dinner with pasta stuck together in one large reheated mess. Everything is a la carte. On a flight that was over six hours, each movie was 7.99. Two movies,two people, adds up. On Alaska Air, you rent a small entertainment unit (like an iPad) for one fee and watch several movies throughout the flight."
Pros: "Compared to Alaska Air, Hawaiian was way better."
Pros: "The statistics of where we were and when to arrive on the screen. Flight crew was nice."
Cons: "The flight changed from Alaska to Hawaiian airlines in San Diego. They were in different terminals way to close in time to each other. We had to leave security and go back through tsa to get to the connecting flight and missed boarding. We got to the gate at 10:05 with a flight of 10:15. They knew we were coming but still have our seats away. They told us that they couldn't delay the flight and let us on the plane. We had to wait 24 hours for the next flight with no way to get anywhere and no hotel. We slept in the airport and had to go through security again just to get to our flight. Once we boarded and were seated the gangway moved away from the plane. We waited and then the gangway came back to the plane and 4 passengers were taken off the flight. How can they delay the flight to take people off but not to let us on the plane the previous day?! My mother was born in Hawaii and our family was going to get birth place where she lived and I missed that opportunity because they wouldn't let us board because it would delay the flight. It would have delayed a 6 hour fligh for 10 minutes. Our luggage made it on the flight but we didn't. I'm extremely disappointed in the way it was handled by the ticket counter agents."
Pros: "The seats are better than anything I've experienced in the cattle car, which doesn't make them great, and the leg room was OK (I'm 6"). I was pleased to find out they included a meal for free, as I hadn't bought anything to eat for the 5 1/2 hr flight. Overall a better than average flight, and it was on time."
Pros: "Crew was unbelievably helpful and kind. My grandmother had heart issues on our flight. They took excellent care of us, and checked on her often, even crew members not assigned to our area. Aside from that, various entertainment options, both free and paid. Meal was good and I still crave their trail mix!"
Cons: "$200 change fee..."
Pros: "First class seating"
Cons: "How short the flight was. Wish I had more time to enjoy first class"
Pros: "I like having a meal with a free glass of wine."
Cons: "I didn't like having to pay for a blanket."
Pros: "Friendly, welcoming crew."
Cons: "Not a thing."
Pros: "Entertainment options excellent. Very happy to have my own row seat (exit row)."
Cons: "Snack options (goldfish, biscotti cookie) getting tired."
Pros: "Delta is the airline to fly if you have to fly (like I did) during a pandemic. They made sure at every turn we felt as safe as possible. They had passengers distanced from each other the whole time, handed out sanitizing wipes as we walked on the plane, made sure folks kept their masks on, gave us individual little baggies with snacks and water bottles that also had individual hand sanitizer packets. I felt so much more safe flying Delta on my way home to Hawaii in July than I did when I flew American Airlines on my way to the mainland in June."
Cons: "Too hot. Bathrooms were dirty. No leg space in comfort+."
Pros: "Smooth and fast."
Cons: "Headphones should be free. Also some free food would be nice."
Cons: "Hopefully upgrade on monitors (touch screen was not working),"
Pros: "Amazing crew very good service ."
Cons: "Chose my seat, instead of leaving it to the airline ."
Cons: "Bring ear buds if you want to watch/listen to a movie. Delta changes for ear buds Everything else was fine"
Cons: "The pork dinner meal option was burnt … al the way through."
Cons: "Boarding took a long time"
Pros: "Appreciated stewardess comping wine because my husband and I couldn't sit together"
Cons: "Don't assume you will get a good fare just because you book 2.5 months in advance, have a Delta AmEx card, and use some of your earned miles"
Pros: "Nothing more to say!"
Pros: "Delta was OK"
Cons: "Lack of attention by the fly stuard in Virgin Australia Virgin had a 45´delay"
Pros: "seating, food, service"
Cons: "No will fi"
Cons: "Very late .missed connection. Agents in Detroit were worthless to get us on different connection"
Pros: "Movies, baggage price, snacks, friendly! And check carry on when full fir free"
Pros: "That we finally arrived."
Cons: "That we didn't arrive even remotely close to when we were supposed to."
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly, especially when checking in"
Pros: "Snacks & drinks & TV movies good"
Cons: "One hostess was very rude & slow forget our headphones Kept getting me to help her with getting attention of other hostesses also very bad at giving snacks and kept my husband and another man waiting for 10 mins while she gathered rubbish despite repeated requests which would have been easy as she was at the front of plane obviously unsuited for this position"
Pros: "Gal at the gate was most helpful. She corrected my boarding pass to zone 1 and put us in exit row. I have sat there before but it was really roomy although the seat seemed less comfy."
Cons: "Plane was much smaller than what I usually fly to Hawaii but the roomy exit seat made up for that. Downside was the screen was small so hard to see."
Pros: "Great crew on board!"
Pros: "Courteous staff."
Cons: "Having to check a firearm inside and having it looked at by non-tsa personnel."
Pros: "Everything went off without a hitch."
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "Fabulous fight. Attentive staff and I love the free entertainment tv’s."
Cons: "Trying too hard to fit as many as possible"
Cons: "Couldn’t pick my seat"
Cons: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"
Pros: "Good entertainment options, on-time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Had to stow backpack under seat due to full flight. How is this still the norm? Wi-fi not working."
Cons: "They charged $300 for 3 bags"
Cons: "I forgot my wired ear phone so I purchased the earphone. I knew i shouldn't expected anything for $2 but really I couldn't hear anything at all to watch the movie. It's used to be free, now even paid the quality of the stuff is really suck."
Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Pros: "On time boarding in Seattle."
Cons: "Delayed in Los Angeles for about an hour. Checked on flight tracker and this flight is consistently delayed 20-40 minutes. Why hasn't Delta done anything to improve this?"
Pros: "Flight attrndants on delta are mostly ok-- but there are several with bad attitudes who cannot communicate They will just point at things and mumble incoherently with incomplete sentences They will not turn there hips when walking down the aisle to avoid hitting people & they"
Cons: "Flight attendants are miserable"
Pros: "What is the issue?"
Pros: "Like the direct flight from Minneapolis to Honolulu and you even get a meal and snacks. Flight attendants were very friendly."
Cons: "Long flight but prefer the direct flight than having a layover."
Cons: "The flight was over 20 minutes early"
Cons: "The flight was over 20 minutes early"
Pros: "Comfortable flight, super crew, awesome non stop flight from Minneapolis. Could not ask for any better. Delta is the #1 airline."
Cons: "Nothing at all."
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Arrived 15 mins late and then taxied for another 5-10 mins."
Cons: "Undersized overhead bins so ALL carry-on rollerbags had to be checked."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy. Woot! For food on the SAN to JFK flight!"
Cons: "I hate that I booked and checked in early, but still had my seat assignment changed twice before boarding, and when I got to my seat, it was in front of the exit row, and my seat wouldn't recline. It was terribly uncomfortable"
Pros: "Service. Sweet attendant."
Pros: "Everything was excellent."
Cons: "Cant get used to cookies and drink service on long haul flight. Do not care for salable food choices so packed a sandwich."
Cons: "For the second time in one day, my seat would not recline!!! Very uncomfortable for an even longer flight than the first one!!"
Cons: "Extreme delays"
Cons: "Air conditioner was not working properly and we were delayed over 3 hours waiting on the plane at the gate and tarmac. Then they had to de-ice the plane which added more delay. Lost too much time that could have been spent in sunny, warm Hawaii."
Cons: "no legroom in a first class and expensive seat"
Pros: "The crew was very good & a great selection of movies."
Cons: "More selection of snack would be great."
Cons: "Damaged one baggage, and delayed arrival of other baggage for 2 days that forced me to cancel a following trip."
Pros: "Flying out around bad weather; lucky we got out in time. Pilot did a reasonable job keeping passengers up to speed on what was happening. Flight attendants were friendly and respectful. CRJ-900 leather seats are more comfortable than your average economy seat."
Cons: "In flight wifi didn't work the whole trip. Plane was a sauna getting in and on the ramp, air conditioning wasn't working on the ground. Boarding took FOREVER with some less than competent wheelchair agents (I think)."
Cons: "Flight was canceled"
Pros: "Free tv which is rare"
Cons: "I had selected my seats ahead of time and they weren’t kept. Day of I tried to buy a seat and it told me there were tech issues and I had to go to a front desk to check in/purchase. Well all that got me was the very last row, middle seat. No recline and seriously no leg room or breathing room once the person in the row ahead leans back. Crew was not helpful. Not to mention, the security line was outrageously long and I got to my flight just before it left only to find out my seating arrangement and be presented with more disappointment. Took over an hour where I’ve never waited more than 20 minutes in this airport (I fly often). Didn’t have time to go to BR or grab a snack Then my second flight was (again another middle seat) way too warm. The attendants said “there’s nothing we can do”. I was so nauseous and uncomfortable the whole time."
Cons: "delayed/not on time"
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "Overbooked flight. Had to check in carry on for not having any space available"
Pros: "Everyone had to relocate to 3 different gates which was a bit annoying. Because I was tired i was not as patient as I normally am but was finally glad that we boarded and was on my way back home."
Pros: "Pet boarding was good"
Cons: "The crew The ride was horrible Delayed which I understand dude to weather circumstances Took forever to get off the plane So many children on one flight Couldn’t sleep the whole way Some kid has diarrhea and the entire plane Reaked and the has to cloaw the washroom."
Cons: "The original booked flight was about 12 hours before the rebooked flight. We got up at about 2:00 am to leave for the airport at 3:30 am for a 6:30 am flight. We were all packed and booked our ride and shuttinlpg down the computer at the last minute when we noticed an mail after midnight telling us the flight was cancelled. We called and were told there was nothing they could do, due to connections and this was entirely their fault. Approximately 12 hours later we took a “red eye” thus arriving a day late for our hotel and car reservations. We were charged baggage fees and not sure if our priority boarding will be refunded."
Pros: "Flight was delayed 3hrs, no fault of the flight crew or airline but incredibly annoying. amd the person next to me reeked of onions and I couldn’t shake the smell for the entire flight."
Pros: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."
Cons: "We had to sit in separate sections on the flight."
Pros: "In flight entertainment and service was fabulous."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "Tired of less friendly, overweight domestic fight attendants (this is not the case on Asian Airlines (i.e. Korean, Japan)"
Pros: "Ummmm the only thing I like is we landed in Maui safely. Pilots and crew seems friendly."
Cons: "We almost this flight because the connection flight can't find an open gate to park the plane. Inside the air plane kids got hungry, we were ready to order $$$ meals and they said they didn't have it anymore. Seriously?! 6+ hours flight and no meal. Then I asked for 3 pretzel and they gave it to another passenger, so they only have 1 left supposedly!!! Come on!!"
Pros: "Decent amount of bathrooms"
Cons: "I was shocked that we weren't provided better and more food for an expensive and lengthy flight. Also there were no head rest tv's. They plane seemed very old"
Pros: "Flight was great. Seats were roomy and comfortable. There was a free in flight movie. It was easy to go to the restroom."
Cons: "No space in overhead cabin near my seat. I had to go to the back of the plane to find room for it."
Pros: "The boarding went very smoothly even though the flight was full ."
Cons: "The plane to San Diego was much nicer, then the return flight to DFW. No TV screens are port to plug-in your cell phone."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, free private entertainment, very nice to be able to charge my devices. Our pilots were great."
Cons: "Still don't like that you have to pay for meals or snacks. I received two meals on my connecting South American flight. Stewards still not all that pleasant."
Pros: "The crew was incredibly helpful and friendly, the seats are so comfortable and the free tv is such a perk!"
Cons: "I wish the flight crew could more strongly enforce the storage issue. When I have to check my bag, adding another 40 mins to my airport experience, because someone puts their purse in the overhead storage it peeves me a bit."
Pros: "Smooth flight- communication from the pilot, free beverage, movies, what more could a person ask for"
Cons: "No leg room."
Pros: "Service in coach was nice and attentive."
Pros: "The duration of the flight, nothing to do with the airline"
Cons: "I was forced to check a bag in when I had flown previously the week before with the same carry on. $50 spent for nothing in my opinion. Per the supervisor over head bin size does not change yet my bag was "too big" like I said I had flown literally 4 days before this trip and had no problems with my bag fitting nor did any of the flight attendants say anything. I am just annoyed. Also I didn't know that I would fly American as it's through Alaska originally, maybe that was my lack of attention to detail. The carry on situation is what irritated me the most. This is also not the first time that I've had a problem with American Air."
Cons: "Poor customer service"
Pros: "Got to watch movies"
Cons: "Couldn't eat the meal both had dairy no other choice"
Pros: "thay we didn't crash"
Cons: "1. To didn't work 2. Give us pillows"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "No food or beverage service"
Cons: "Staff was rude and accoutable for delayed flight and lightning striking plane while we were in the air"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "De-boarding was slow"
Pros: "Flt time!"
Cons: "Boarding announcer was rude"
Cons: "Missed connecting flight because they left late out of our origin location. We were only 2 min late but they closed the door eventhough they knew the previous flight had landed and we were on our way to the flight."
Cons: "Seat was awkward. Staff didn't respond to 2 calls of with the button. Air seemed exceptionally dry and was oddly warm."
Cons: "Couldn't check in on line. Flight was delayed. Boarding was hectic and disorganized. Everybody ran for the gate. Crew was prompt and not friendly. Upon arriving they announced that they did not have the Hawai'i agricultural forms, so we would have to wait until the "agent" cam on the plane with the forms, fill out the forms, and then disembark. The crew was not organized, so it took about 10-15 minutes to get off after we arrived in the gate (late) because they could not get people sit down and fill out the forms. Chaotic. I plan NOT to fly American again. Ever."
Pros: "Excellent service! Nice, smooth flight. Recommended!"
Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses to transfer from AA to PAL."
Pros: "We flew safely!"
Cons: "The flight was delay. Then, my partner & I were given assigned seats separately until I requested seats together and we were given the last one at the back where you cannot recline the seat. It was very uncomfortable!"
Pros: "Did not catch that flight. Delayed about 8 hours."
Pros: "Easy boarding, nice & quiet customers & crew & darkness made it easy to sleep a bit on this red-eye flight."
Cons: "Lots of turbulence."
Cons: "Rude flight attendants, filthy plane"
Cons: "We have American Credit Card we thought we were told we would be in Group 1 NOT Group 5!"
Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Pros: "I am very grateful for the pilots who quickly turned around and immediately flew for us. Even though they weren't the ones scheduled to pilot my plane, they did and had a good additive about it."
Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence in the flight that had no warning at all. I was walking in an aisle when it started and almost fell and would've appreciated more advanced notice. It was a bummer that the flight was delayed, but that happens and I understand it."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Flight was late eariving at gate in Dallas and missed connection to Nashville. However, was put on a flight that left just 2 hours later"
Pros: "The flight from San Diego to Chicago went well. We left on time and arrived a little earlier than expected. I was worried about the weather delaying our flight once we go to Chicago but we encounter different problems. as I will explain next."
Pros: "The flight schedule"
Cons: "The hardens of the seats. Rather seat on the floor"
Cons: "Had to cancel my flight and call the company. Was talking to a computer for 30 min before I finally talked to someone. It cost me in fees to basically cancel my flight which ended up being just as much as my entire flight ticket. Got refunded a total of $12 to use towards my next flight. Never flying or booking a flight with American Airlines at all. Kayak couldn't even help with accommodations. Southwest is the only company that will actually hold those credits for you. Everywhere else is just trying to scam you."
Pros: "Flight was pretty much what you'd expect, pretty basic"
Cons: "For a 5 hour flight I woulda been nice to have more than just two cookies for a snack. Luckily I brought me own. Also there's no entertainment except for 1 magazine, so again, if you're flying American you better supply yourself with whatever you'll want before boarding"
Pros: "At 6' 2" I was surprised that, with the seat in front of me not reclined (and fortunately no one ever did), my knees actually had a bit of room and were not pressed into the seat back in front of me. That and the flight schedule went smoothly - everything was on time."
Cons: "Maybe a couple of other sandwich options might have gotten me to pay for one."
Cons: "You need to add a not applicable choice to your list. I did not eat the snacks offered on the flight nor was there any entertainment that I could find."
Pros: "Crew was kind and thorough but gate agent was rude to me and others. Very snippy and acted as if I was bothering her when I asked a question."
Cons: "My seat was broken. Bottom was completely collapsed. 12B So hot and stuffy as well."
Cons: "Tell me to get the United app before we're in the air, I had no entertainment the whole way"
Pros: "Crew was ok"
Cons: "UA won’t let you print your boarding pass if you don’t have carry on bags, even though they ask you this because they don’t believe you!!! They make a ground staff check then they issue you boarding pass!"
Pros: "It was on time. Crew was great."
Cons: "Seats are not the comfiest."
Pros: "One of the crew members was very good"
Cons: "The food!!! Would have been nice to have screens for the movies"
Pros: "Lot of leg room!"
Cons: "WiFi for Entertainment system was spotty, freezing very often. Unfortunately this issue has become more common in United flights lately."
Pros: "Fast and easy"
Cons: "Entertainment and bigger seating"
Pros: "Lots of leg room!"
Pros: "Comfort of first class. Even on a short trip like this."
Cons: "I am a bit tired of a lazy, lackadaisical attitude by ground crew and pilots. Nobody is showing interest in making the system work better by hustling. They take their time, almost slothlike, with an air of arrogance that tells me that they don’t respect me. It appears in how long it takes to pull a plane in, how long it takes to get bags off, and how long it takes for bags to hit the baggage claim."
Cons: "Cost $69 to get adequate leg room! Too much!"
Pros: "The crew was top notch."
Cons: "Window was missing the shade. Food was tough (roast beef)"
Cons: "The fact that no one could connect to the internet, and the crew insisted that it was in fact on."
Cons: "Worst crew, bad food, small personal space. Cheapskate company."
Pros: "But the amenities were terrible. I couldn’t figure out how to operate the in-seat video feature plus there was no food. Leg room was too cramped also."
Cons: "See above. Amenities were terrible as was leg and seat room."
Cons: "Having to pay for satellite tv is no good. Most other airlines have free entertainment."
Pros: "Fast and effective. On time and crew was nice and helpful."
Cons: "They passed out drinks late !! Too close to landing time ."
Cons: "Economy seats are suitable for children but not a grown adult"
Pros: "Lots of drinks. 10 free Movie options. Snacks. Blankets. Great!"
Cons: "Tiny crowded space, and they wouldn't let economy use the front two restrooms"
Cons: "Crew was rude and seemed to be in a constant rush big lack of customer service"
Pros: "Friendly, cheerful cabin crew."
Cons: "If I wanted to check my bag I wouldn't have dragged it through the airport. Boarding was a mess. Too many people put both their personal item and their bag up top. The whole boarding process stopped when people with bags there was no space for ran into people trying to get to the back of the plane. It was stuck still for a good five minutes while we figured out how to un-jam the space. I blame airline policies that discourage checking a bag, at any weight. I really dislike gate checking a bag."
Pros: "The crew was all very polite, attentive and helpful."
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant & helping. There was a gentlemen I sat beside with a service dog the size of a horse! He (diesel) was a gentle giant. The crew were dog lovers so they took care of diesel like he was a rock star!"
Cons: "No entertainment...you had to watch it on your phone or tablet."
Pros: "they gave me a row with all three seats open so I could sleep on the way home on a red eye. Absolutely excellent crew."
Pros: "Crew members were nice"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable and crammed , my seat wouldn't go back and the headphone jack was broken so I couldn't enjoy movies"
Pros: "The staff was nice and professional"
Cons: "Why should we have to pay extra to have a little extra leg room? Aren't fares high enough? Also, I had a credit for directv but was charged again."
Pros: "The wi-fi entertainment was good"
Cons: "Unfriendly crew. Broken seat back, would not recline. Made crew aware and was basically told to deal with it. Delayed twice on my return lay over. Not a good experience overall."
Pros: "The wifi and charging sockets was a very good and beneficial idea"
Cons: "The crew was very rude"
Pros: "The fact i got to my destination"
Cons: "No entertainment system or wifi available"
Cons: "Leg room not sufficient"
Cons: "The whole wifi entertainment system unites uses won't work on newer android versions!"
Pros: "Pre-check was fast Ride was pleasant Crew friendly."
Cons: "It was all good."
Pros: "Friendly helpful crew."
Cons: "TSA check in. Guard was sour and surly rude!!"
Pros: "The captain made really good time and the crew was friendly and helpful."
Pros: "I lost my wallet on the plane to San dieago. A very nice honest family turned it over to the crew. The baggage claim customer service agent ran back to the plane to retrieve it for me. It had everything I needed, my ID cash for my trip. I'm thankful for the honest people still in this world! Many thanks to the family and crew and uninteds customer service!!! A+++++"
Pros: "Everything went well- on time, easy boarding, friendly crew, etc"
Cons: "Seats are way to small and no leg room at all. Will not be flying united again"
Cons: "Tickets are expensive enough. Can we not dispense with the fees for 'entertainment'. Slow boarding!!!"
Pros: "How nice the crew was"
Cons: "That I was in the middle and lost my phone at the airport"
Pros: "Long layovers and changed flights where not pleasant... I normally fly with Alaska Airlines and this never happens with them .."
Pros: "Plane leaving SFO never showed. Airlines called for a replacement plane 4 hours after scheduled dep time. Never using United again if it can be helped."
Cons: "See remarks."
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and the pilot kept us informed at all times. For example, we got to Dayton early and we sat on the Tarmac for about five minutes as there was another plane there. That was no problem. But, after plane left we sat there until it was time for us to arrive before ground crew came out. Then, we waited 20 minutes for our baggage. That was not your fault. That was the fault of the airport as it has happened to me before. The pilot was very apologetic and kept us informed. I appreciated that very much."
Cons: "I was so excited because there were TV's on each seat, but I could not use because the place where I had to plug in for sound was broken. That was a disappointment."
Pros: "Nice boarding and effective attentive crew."
Cons: "Well it was over 5 hours and we got a miniature bag of spicy mixed stuff."
Pros: "Seats were comfy, and the snack (caramel-filled waffle cookie) was a nice little treat."
Cons: "I didn't know to download the United entertainment app in advance. Once I found out at boarding, it was too late."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Less leg room than any other airline, complementary food is real bad, they charge you for everything, movies, alcohol and food, in other airlines they do not charge you for none of the above!"
Pros: "The crew was very unrespctful spasialy her name is nachelle"
Cons: "Flights cancelled, delayed, rude customer service"
Cons: "crew members could have been friendlier"
Cons: "I'm 6'2, so my leg room is terribly uncomfortable."
Pros: "I like the complementary soda. The boarding groups system is smart."
Cons: "I don't care for the wifi options. Loud children."
Pros: "Friendly and courteous crew"
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