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7.9
Avianca
Overall score based on 13,226 reviews
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The airplane was very nice with great space between seats and the crew was nice."
Cons: "During boarding procedure, the gate used did not support the number of passengers and was a little bit messy"

Pros: "I love everything from checking in two free bags, to inflight entertainment, to food, to friendly staff."

Cons: "Even worse than the flight GRU BOG. the delay in embarking was a mess, no explanation given, we stayed almost one hour waiting at the gantry. No food served in an international flight of almost 4 hours. Terrible airline."

Pros: "Plane was good, plane staff were good."
Cons: "Forced to move seat (whole row of us) as plane was taxiing to the runway. Just managed to squeeze bag into overhead bin, sit down, and buckle in before we took off. Don't know why we had to move - not explained. Ended up with a middle seat rather than my booked window seat. There was a curfew in Bogota, which caused the plane from Panama to Bogota to be late, thus ensuring I missed my connection. Rather than being put on the next plane, I was forced to miss not only my original one, but 2 further ones. So rather than arrive, as scheduled, at 15:15 I will arrive over 9 hours later, after midnight. Could have been handled better by Avianca."

Cons: "Flight delayed 2 hours with no explanation. We sat on tarmac for 2 hours with no explanation. When boarding started everything was disorganized, almost got on a flight to Medellin because there was no separate line."

Cons: "It took 45 minutes to get our luggage in houston."

Cons: "More available for information and resolve situation to passenger lost her connections"

Pros: "I was never notified that my flight had been changed to an Aerolíneas Argentinas flight that departed an hour and a half later. I completed my web check in the night before and no change was mentioned."
Cons: "Improved communication with travelers in order to plan accordingly."

Cons: "Flight delayed four hours. Missed connection. Stuck in El Salvador overnight. Informed that A representative from Avianca would meet me at the airport to take me and others to a pre-arranged hotel. Immigration will not let me pass to baggage until the Avianca representative arrives. Still waiting."

Pros: "They changed the flight 2 hours later and then was deleyed for 30 minutes . I never received compensation for that"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Na"

Cons: "flight was delayed 30 mins"

Pros: "never took flight due to cancellation by airline. still have not received refund."

Pros: "Everything was on time"
Cons: "Boarding organization"

Pros: "The crew was so helpful and kind!"

Cons: "The air conditioning was on full blast midway thru the flight. EVERYONE reached for jackets. Unacceptable."

Pros: "I loved the people at the airport. They went above and BEYOND to assist me. I was unable to get on my flight to brazil because my visa was pending and not finished. I had to cancel my whole trip but the Avinca staff assisted me. It sad in was unable to get on my flight and my whole trip was ruined. But the staff assisted me greatly."

Cons: "No vegan/vegetarian food options"

Pros: "My first time flying on Avianca. American based carriers should take a look at Avianca’s playbook. Free hot towel given after take off, free pillow and blanket, a meal served with out a fee. Flight attendants make up and hair professionally styled, flight attendants offering to place bags in overhead bins. Customs forms handed out an hour into the flight not the last 30 minutes."

Pros: "Flight crew, as always, was excepcional."
Cons: "Ground crew a bit stressed out for the many delayed flights that Avianca is having. Boarding process disorganized with people breaking into the line because of the flight delay."

Pros: "I like the fact that you had so many options for entertainment."
Cons: "The flight got in about 7:30 AM and it would have been great to have breakfast before landing."

Pros: "Good service in check-in, orderly boarding, fast in flight service"
Cons: "You can not purchase premium beverages after the initial service"

Pros: "very nice experience nice flight food and beverages"

Pros: "Seats were confortable and the entertainmente system worked well"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Customer service despite flight set backs"
Cons: "My luggage never made it. They are tracking it."

Pros: "Avianca se destaca por su servicio y amabilidad de todos su personal! Adicionalmente los acuerdos con casi todos los aeropuertos para tener acceso a atención privilegiada y con acceso a salas VIP, amo viajar en Avianca de trabajar y con familia aún más!! Son mis preferidos"

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Plane was extremely old. It sounded like if it was going to break"

Pros: "That I was able to stop in Bogota on my way to Rio"
Cons: "Flight delays outbound (4 hours) Flight delay on Return Flight (14 hours) The Avianca Rio de Janeiro land crew was very disorganized. Long lines to check in and help others to fix the delay and re-routes, while many Avianca employees were standing around."

Pros: "Due to their overbooking I was almost foreced to stay, I was told that I was travelling at my own risk: please give me a break!"
Cons: "The pushy attitude of the check in hostesses"

Pros: "The flight was smooth and comfortable, the crew were very helpful. This is the only reason why I would give this airline a second chance."
Cons: "There was a 5 hour delay, we had to switch gates and the taxing was about an hour and a half."

Pros: "The personal at the plane was very attentive."

Pros: "La calidad del servicio , la puntualidad y la seguridad"
Cons: "Hubo algo de descordinacion el el vuelo BG a CARTAG cuando nos hicieron bajar por desperfectos en el avion , nos dieron 1 hora para almorzar y luego llamaron apresuradamente para abordar ya que el avion estaba listo Eso nos descontrolo un poco y dejamos el almuerzo por la mitad"

Pros: "Good airplane and service"
Cons: "Avianca charged my account twice for the cost of the ticket, now the bank says I have to talk to Avianca and Avianca says I have to talk to the bank. It's very annoying to spend hours listening to endless messages in both ends, the bank and the airline, and not being able to get me money back!"

Pros: "The food was good and the chairs and equipment was confortable, very good service"

Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "We did not know our ticket-price included breakfast. However, the flight had no vegetarian option, so we passed."

Pros: "all the crew was extremely friendly. The meals were delicious and my vegetarian request was honored. All the flights had meals even though some of them were strange times, and a good beverage selection was also offered. The in-flight entertainment was pretty top-notch. Great ticket price though, and somehow I lucked out and had some free seats next to me in some of the flights. very friendly staff and crew."
Cons: "all the flights that I was on didn't even start boarding until about 20 minutes before the plane was supposed to take off. This resulted in all the flights I was on being around 45 minutes to an hour late taking off. The cabin size was very small, it was hard to fit my stuff in the overhead compartment. not a lot of legroom and for a 6 foot one guy, this was a bit of an issue and I had some intense leg pain from my position. for the low-cost flight that I got I did have some seemingly out-of-the-way layovers and they were also quite long. would be great to see airplanes that The option to choose a bunk bed instead of a regular seat so that you could rest on redeye flights or just take naps in general."

Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"

Pros: "Being moved to a copa fligth"
Cons: "They had us 3hours con the plain and after that it was cancelled. Several people lost a full day of work no responsability from Avianca."

Cons: "Flight left late. Staff made us exit and go to the front counter to get different tickets for the connecting flight. THe front counter wouldn't print them for us. We made it to bogota with 20 minutes to spare. They refused to ask to hold next plane extra 5 minutes so we could make it through security and make the flight. Also refused to give us free access to the lounge even though we were then stuck in bogota airport for an extra 7 hours."

Pros: "Dame"

Pros: "Food was good!"
Cons: "We landed in Ny around 8:33 pm, I was able to get my bags out of the carrousel at 10:10 pm!! Unbelievable how slow it was!"

Cons: "Cabin too warm. Service too basic"

Pros: "Speed of boarding and friendly crew"

Pros: "they were very accomodating"

Pros: "The comfort of aircraft was very good and the boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "Other customers don't seem to care about other passengers. No common courtesy. I had the gentleman behind me continuously kick my seat even after telling him to stop. Lack of respect is the reason I didn't rate my experience higher."

Pros: "Friendly people attended to you at all times when checking in and boarding, and assisted people to getting to the window that were in line to check in. Friendly and attentive crew. The movies were free and high quality options. Loved watching Brooklyn, Carol, Suffregette, and Bajo el Abrazo de la Serpiente., to and from L.A. Food and drinks were served. Direct flight and good price"
Cons: "The food could have been a little better, though I hate to complain since you rarely get food on a flight now. The Chicken pasta was excellent. the accompanying salad and snack were not that great."

Pros: "Confort, limpieza y servicio"

Pros: "Loved it all. Thanks for helping me get home to Australia when other airlines couldn't."

Pros: "Great crew."

Pros: "Really nice crew"
Cons: "The flight could’ve been on time and not delayed 24 hours"

Cons: "Bathroom floors could be better."

Pros: "Good on flight entertainment"
Cons: "Tried to select my seat 2 weeks out from flight. Was told by multiple delta employees I can only change at the gate. Was unable to change seat and ended up getting downgraded to middle seat middle row. Rude flight staff that barked at the passengers"

Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "More food choices, but what we had was good."

Cons: "Check your planes thoroughly before placing passengers on it. The pressurized cabin almost killed us!!"

Pros: "Crew was exellent"
Cons: "The food quality needs to improve."

Pros: "Although the take off was delayed (having nothing to do with the crew or airplane or LAX), we arrived right on time. Good food. Great in flight entertainment. I appreciated the low lighting levels while we were trying to sleep/rest."
Cons: "The plane needs more bathrooms."

Pros: "Everything was great. Our 4-hour flight went off without a hitch. We've flown with Delta many times and have never had any problems."

Pros: "Was upgraded to Comfort Plus after they had no seat for me on the plane"
Cons: "We booked with Virgin however flew with Delta and we were not alerted to this. We booked with Virgin for a reason. They also did not have seats for me when I went to check in on both flights and I had to negotiate seats before boarding. Very disappointing."

Cons: "Delayed 4 hours at LAX and even though we made it to the gate to fly out on our connecting flight they had given our tickets away and booked us on a flight 5 hrs later. They told us our bags would be transferred. They werent and now both my daughter and i are starting out a dream vacation with no l"

Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Outlets to charge my electronic devices for the long flight"

Pros: "Each leg of the flight didn't take as long as initially purported."
Cons: "The second leg of the flight from Seattle to Honolulu was rough. The plane was very outdated and the female flight attendant in comfort plus did not have any customer service. She repeatedly skipped our row, even with the call light on. For a long flight, especially with Delta this is unacceptable"

Cons: "People that take up more than one seat should be required to purchase two seats. The woman on the isle was over the arm Rest in my seat the entire trip. It is unfair to me. No one came to Take trash for 2 hours so we had to keep our tray tables down."

Pros: "Nice employees and service"
Cons: "Seat room"

Pros: "great service, easy to get on and off, snack options and drinks were all great"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Leg space"

Pros: "Boarding was seanless"
Cons: "I wasn’t able to sleep much because the seat was not comfortable."

Cons: "They lost my luggage & made me miss my connecting flight"

Pros: "The crew both going and coming from San Jose, Costa Rica were incredible."
Cons: "The long waits on the tarmac waiting on other planes to leave. Which was a big problem because it caused a lot of us to either barely miss our flight or miss our flight."

Cons: "On time, free upgrade."

Pros: "Good abording"
Cons: "problems with seating assignment"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything fuckin sucks"

Pros: "I asked twice for a second declaration form as I made a mistake on the first and both requests were ignored by cabin crew. 2 crew members said that they would accommodate me but neither delivered."
Cons: "Not enough searband leg room"

Pros: "Like the airplane - Boeing 757. More comfortable than the 737."
Cons: "Don't like the towel dispenser location and function. Can't find it when standing and a bunch of them come out at one time."

Pros: "Food was ok."
Cons: "Flight attendants could have been a little more friendly and helpful."

Pros: "The food that was served was good. The crew was attentive and nice ."
Cons: "Comfort seats didn’t seem like much different than reg seats. Didn’t like the cattle call boarding process at lax ."

Pros: "my seat did not recline so i was very uncomfortable."

Pros: "I had a whole row to myself and was able to sleep"
Cons: "No movie selection, no blankets."

Cons: "Overall the flight was good. It would be nice to see if we are Lincoln and Wi-Fi and the greatest selection of movies to its offerings."

Pros: "spacious comfortable seats"
Cons: "I waited in line at Virgin Australia for 35 minutes only to be told that I was actually on a Delta flight even though my itinerary said Virgin Australia. good thing I was early to airport or I would of missed my flight because I had to go find Delta check in"

Pros: "Flight Attendant and great Boeing 737-800 was amazing"

Pros: "We traveled first class. Plane needs an update. Seats were not comfortable and did not work correctly. the crew had to continually pull the seat cushions up and reset the elec mechanism b"

Pros: "Delayed 40 minutes first flight out at 5am. Missed connecting flight by 2 minutes."
Cons: "No assistance in helping us get to our destination"

Pros: "adjustable head rest is great - being given a pillow is great - the plane was not too cold to sleep either (as they often are)"

Pros: "Staff lovely"
Cons: "Flight delayed so we got bumped to a later connecting flight An eight hour trip became a 12 hour trip"

Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats that are far too close for tall peolle"

Pros: "Smooth and easy."
Cons: "Not applicable"

Pros: "nothing other than on time departure Ann's arrival"
Cons: "I specifically shopped carriers other than delta or united, tho my regret usa carriers have stopped offering comforts, service, quality food. Not sure how, but even though I bought virgin Australia ticket and flight, I ended up on delta. Terrible sitting, even though after I paid for tickets I was charged extra for more leg room and priority boarding, I got neither, they advertised free texts in flight, it didn't work either."

Pros: "Requested a special meal over the phone when I checked in i.e. 24 hours before talk off, customer support confirmed my request but the crew told me that they had not received anything as such....crew didn't even bothered to offer any alternative. I was fine, didn't have any reservations but my wife and kid went starving all the way remember it was a 15 hour flight"
Cons: "Hospitality"

Pros: "Crew was excellent. Food above average. Plenty of entertainment options."
Cons: "Delta is not the only airline to have planes with the new seat configurations in First Class but they are a big disappointment for tall passengers and couples who enjoy traveling together and cannot even carry on a comfortable conversation on a 15-hour flight."

Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Too short of a layover in Atlanta"

Pros: "Crew were lovely, boarding wasn't too painful."
Cons: "Payed extra for a seat that was the seat I selected. Totally disappointed"

Pros: "on board service was nice and promptly"
Cons: "Delta continúes to use an older 757 in this 6-hour flight with cramped seats and seating arrangement in business class. I have taken this flight several times in the last 2 years and written about this issue but now doubt anybody cares about these comments. To make things worse, my seat would not recline!"

Pros: "Crew was stellar, very accommodating."
Cons: "Food was WAAAAY to salty. Needs some more flavor than just salt sad to say. Would be nice to be offered an entire can of soda not just a cup full of ice and a tiny amount of liquid. Charging for exit row swats? Cmon.... I'm 6 foot 5, why should a 5 foot 115lb woman get all the extra leg room but I canot?"

Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"

Cons: "I sat in a window seat and they put a 350 lb person in the center seat. For 3 hours I was squished against the wall. Flight attendants noticed but did nothing to reseat either of us."

Pros: "We travelled Economy comfort which has extra leg room & recline, which is great for a long flight such as this. Food was ok, crew were great & there was a lot of good entertainment to watch? A nice smooth ride down to Sydney."
Cons: "Food wasn't so great & coffee as with most Airlines is terrible."

Pros: "The fact that no one sat next to me believe me it was not a my choice there was just not a body to put in the seat"
Cons: "The staff was not friendly or say hello or goodbye"

Pros: "Lounge was nice at DFW"
Cons: "American Airlines alone received over $10 billion in COVID relief, yet they are steadfast on a policy that separates customers on the same reservation (basic economy). $$$ over health & safety. Other airlines are leaving the middle row empty while AA wants a second bailout from Congress. Shameful!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Great flight"

Cons: "excellent"

Pros: "My wife and I chose premium economy for the long flight from L.A. to Sydney. I believe it was well worth paying for the differential level of service."

Pros: "Seats were roomy and comfortable."

Pros: "The entertainment center in the headrests"
Cons: "Switch planes and make that the one that flies between Phoenix and Orlando...the entertainment cent on the shirt flight with 3 kids was better suited for the long flight"

Pros: "yes thank you"
Cons: "all vary good"

Cons: "American airlines conection left us behind. Have to wait 24 h for next flight in Dallas Airport DFW with no assistance of any kind, because of "weather conditions". It a shame, never again American Airlines."

Pros: "Food and entertainment is nice. A bit larger seats would be nice or at least make the first clase section more affordable"
Cons: "Make the first clase a bit less expensive. The price for an extra luggage is incredibly excessive. $200.00 for and extra suitcase round trip, really?!"

Cons: "American Airlies no longer partners with T-Mobile for free WiFi. :-("

Pros: "The plane was nice and clean...had just been renovated"
Cons: "I can’t believe therebwere no flights from MIA to RDU from 11:30 to 4:30 :(. (Original flight was a 3.5 hour layover and that was bad emough)...and then it was changed to this flight:("

Pros: "Staff"
Cons: "P"

Pros: "Good plane with excellent crew."
Cons: "Bulkhead seat in Main Cabin Extra was a nightmare. One has to be in cirque du soleil to navigate through breakfast in the extra small tray."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It’s a shame the larger airlines are eating up the smaller!"

Pros: "Each of the flights arrived on time"
Cons: "Documentation initially was a bit vague around which legs of the 2 Stop Flight would be handled by American and which would be handled by Latam though that is probably more of the website problems"

Pros: "The premium economy service was well worth the extra money. The crew was attentive but not annoying on an overnight service. The food was much better than other long haul internationals. And we arrived rested ready to see the city"
Cons: "Again boarding was just a mush of people. American keeps revising the boarding process but does little to make it actually efficient and orderly. The grouping should have made things better but gate agents don’t consistently reinforce the policy so passengers are all lax."

Pros: "The airplane is new"
Cons: "The crew was terrible, so rude, really I don’t understand why there are like that. Is like asking a favor for everything . The seat are to short of space and uncorfortable"

Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Dated plane. Business class seats did not have power outlets to charge mobile phone."

Pros: "mas de media hora en la pista y 15 minutos mas para desembarcar"

Cons: "Free seats in economy class are way too squeezed for a 10 hours flight."

Pros: "short"
Cons: "second security check at gate where they wouldn't allow me to bring water even though I was sick and bought it after 1st security also threw away my lotion that had gotten through first security"

Pros: "It was quick and easy."

Cons: "The crew was abrupt, harsh, spoke down to the passengers, sighed, rolled their eyes, etc. It's their job to serve drinks, and attend to passenger requests and needs. They made it seem like they were being put upon to get a glass of hot water or coffee. If someone asked what type of juice they had, they rolled their eyes and answered rudely. No one smiled and seemed friendly"

Pros: "Finally taking off"
Cons: "Being stuck on the runway"

Pros: "Ss"
Cons: "Sd"

Pros: "Good crew Lucky to get better seats!"
Cons: "Poor Selection of entertainment not enough screen"

Pros: "Ok time flight"
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work in all stops"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Nothing great"

Pros: "flight left on time and went smoothly. Flight crew was very nice."
Cons: "person next to me did not fit in their seat and spilled over into mine. Could not even put armrest down - so i was sitting in less than a full seat.."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crew behaviour is ridiculous. She says I am not here for listening you, you have to listen to us only, otherwise we will call security"

Pros: "Wonderful flight, kind helpful staff and a very comfortable beautiful new aircraft. I look forward to flying Quantas again."

Pros: "Spacious seats, excellent service and the food was great for an aeroplane meal. Lots of bathrooms and I was always able to access food and water."
Cons: "They still use the dual port for headphones for the entertainment system so you are unable to use your own headphones. I didn't watch anything because of this."

Pros: "The movies and free liquor!"
Cons: "The time it took"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

Cons: "temperature was too hot and stuffy."

Pros: "only the low fare; which wasn't worth the experience we endured. i do not plan to use them again!"
Cons: "that was much too long a flight to be to be put through such an inferior"

Pros: "The airline was excellent, I am over being cramped in these planes for long flights. Unfortunately living in Australia makes us have to do the long flights."
Cons: "When you are travelling on long flights travelling all night, people in front have seat reclined right back and it is so hard to get out when you need to go to toilet."

Cons: "Seats too small and the gentleman next to me was a big guy so crowded over into my seat some."

Cons: "The boarding process was a mess. The terminal was crowded and there was no clear line to board."

Pros: "Entertainment and great beverage options"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It cost me $86 dollars to supposedly upgrade my seat to an exit row with tons of leg room. Granted there was plenty of leg room but the seat was extra narrow to give room for an emergency exit if necessary. I'm not huge but I barely fit in the seat. It was an uncomfortable squeeze which of course got worse as the flight continued. I complained to an attendant that the seat was too small and he had no remedy. If I was a few pounds heavier it would have been impossible. You'd think they would warn a customer of the narrower seat. It's so obvious that it's all about profit for the airlines which sickens me."

Pros: "Flight delayed due to no pilot or co-pilot. Did not land til 2 a.m. I hate American airlines. Their planes are old, there is no entertainment, the seats are like sitting on a board"

Pros: "Excellent customer service. Good food."
Cons: "Didn't realize that codeshare meant operation by another airline, so we waited in line to up at the wrong counter, in the wrong terminal and then had to schlep our baggage to the right one. Good thing we were early."

Pros: "Crew worked very hard to accommodate our family"
Cons: "We are a very tall crew and the seats were a bit tight."

Pros: "I liked the flight, the cabin crew was great, and the pilot nailed their landing."
Cons: "The big one is that when we tried to check in with Qantas, we were informed that we needed to check in with American Airlines and could not check in. Had we not been to the airport 2.5 hours early, we would have had a great shot at missing our flight because of this.As it was, we only had 15 extra minutes from when we got to the gate from when we boarded. Even this email you just sent to me said "rate your Qantas Flight", not rate your American Airlines flight coshared by Qantas. The other big gripe is that we sat on the tarmac for way longer than I would have expected. LAX Sucks."

Cons: "I thought I booked a QANTAS flight but I was thrown on a very terrible American Airlines flight. Would not recommend."

Pros: "Nothing much. Really poor quality headphones and that too the crew had hard time giving!! I felt they were very rude every time we asked for something (including water!!)"
Cons: "Everything!! They don't have Asian vegetarian meal?? It's all vegan?? Bread roll felt really hard and person behind me asked for butter/margarine and reply was very rude "we don't have any extras" so I didn't even bother asking!!"

Cons: "The flight was delayed and then the pilot decided to (after the doors were closed and ready to go) unload and reload cargo and board more people. So based on their decision, we were even further delayed and subsequently missed our connection in sydney. United has offered no compensation either for our change fee in sydney nor for the stress they added to our vacation - on a Christmas flight nonetheless!"

Pros: "The seats were fine and the plane was in good shape."
Cons: "The food is mediocre - everything has meat in it and they use tons of plastic. Also, the plane was late getting to the gate. This wouldn’t have been an issue had the pilot not decided to off board and then re onboard cargo (the commercial stuff they get paid to carry). This took about 20 minutes and then after the winds changed, he decided he could load more passengers. So despite having the doors locked and getting ready to leave the gate, they opened the doors up again and boarded more people for the next 40 minutes. So they chose to make a delayed flight even more delayed (on Christmas Eve). So we inevitably missed our connection in sydney and had to pay a change fee since it’s a different airline. Thanks for the Christmas gift United - you always know how to disappoint your passengers."

Pros: "The Free glass of wine was a very nice surprise."

Cons: "Length"

Pros: "Entertainment included screens in front of every seat, plus tv/movies over Wifi on my iPad, with a good selection."
Cons: "The extra security line in Panama was slow and painful, and they dump you into this very small waiting area once you're through it."

Cons: "We had a 45 minute maintenance delay. After, there was a medical emergency (NOT the crew's fault) leading to an additional1.5 hr delay. I didn't appreciate how much the crew shared about the patient's status over the intercoms--felt like a violation. There were also numerous long comms throughout th"

Pros: "Seat"
Cons: "Food was not good, flavor wise"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Some crew members don't know how to tolk to passengers they were rude and also they offer coffee for the second time and they said that they don't have more milk come on"

Pros: "Great crew! My husband had a cold, so he wore a mask. One flight attendant was so helpful, bringing him hot tea and lots of liquids."
Cons: "I'd love to know how to request a gluten free meal before a flight."

Cons: "Original flight through Houston was delayed and rerouted through SFO. Then the connecting SFO flight was delayed and missed original flight. Spent 24 additional hours at the airport to catch the next available direct flight. Had an aisle seat but then put between two men who took both armrests for 15 hours."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "United Airlines has really gone downhill"

Pros: "Arrived early 787-9"

Pros: "It went smoothly"
Cons: "No service"

Pros: "Our flights arrived just in time, and everything was set up for us to be on time in our destination."
Cons: "There was just ONE lady trying to check all the passengers in. Obviously, it was complicated for her since no other people tried to help her registrate lots of passengers. We could have lost our connection flight, if she hadn’t made it on time. This happened in Panama."

Cons: "You didn't get my bags to airport on time and so I missed my connecting flight which was 90 minutes after my previous flight, I have an 8 month old son and you made us spend another 4 hours waiting for a flight."

Cons: "My baggage was lost."

Cons: "There is not food and not entertaiment"

Cons: "There’s non food!"

Pros: "SFO-SYD was great. My luggage was left behind in SYD when I landed QZN!!! Not amused!"
Cons: "Them losing my luggage!"

Pros: "More space, better flight attendants, 3 free meals and free alcoholic beverages. It’s all good."
Cons: "Nothing, loved it."

Cons: "Flight arrived early but we had to wait over an hour to disembark and bathrooms were locked down."

Pros: "I like COPA more"

Pros: "Pilot made up for delayed departure by landing only 20 minutes behind schedule."
Cons: "45 minutes Delayed departure. Pretzels and drinks were only provided in a 3 1/2 hour flight..."

Pros: "Pilot interaction."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work for anyone on the 14 hour flight!"

Pros: "D"

Pros: "Food was not tasty. Some crew members weee to task oriented and it is make them less friendly"

Cons: "Not enough choices for dinner. It was salmon yuck"

Pros: "The crew on the United flight were kind and helpful during the flight"
Cons: "The change of the departure of my flight The miscommunication between airlines No customer service of united airlines in Panama during transit and not being presented with all the boarding passes when checking in. The old business class seats were very uncomfortable. Having no help from representatives to issue a boarding pass"

Cons: "We should be able to watch a movies without having to pay for internet or the movie what else are they gonna take away ?"

Pros: "The marvel of flying. Hurling through the air in a metal tubeZ amazing. We got there safe and on time. That’s what I liked about United. Oh and there was a CSR that was helpful in changing to an earlier flight."
Cons: "Plane was dirty. Bathroom disgusting. Crew just trying to get through the work day. Seats too close and REAL uncomfortable. Like sitting on a plastic frame with a piece of fake leather over it. Entertainment was awful. Oh wait, non existent since it was an “out of country” flight so there was no access to movies (that you had to PAY for). Otherwise you got to watch Matthew Perry in some taxi game show over and over and over and over on a monitor in your face that couldn’t be shut off. United is my last choice in airlines. But we did get to the destination safe and on time."

Cons: "No outlets"

Pros: "On a recent trip it was very good to be in the new dreamliner and with staff that were enthusiastic and being able to deliver a good product, food and comfort wise was a big bonus. Thank you"

Pros: "Lunch was free."
Cons: "We sat in the runway for 2 hours trying to get the birds to leave."

Cons: "Seats are really narrow and hard. They don’t recline much."

Cons: "very old and awfull plane"

Pros: "The employees work good."
Cons: "No food for almost 6 hour fly, no tv."

Cons: "Ive never flown with United Airlines internationally and now that I have I never will again. I had just flown with COPA airlines from Colombia to Panama and it was great. I thought I would have a similar experience with United, but alas it was not. You have to pay for movies and food on an international flight?! what is that! terrible terrible"

Cons: "Bad, bad, bad"

Pros: "Boarding to the United, was smoth"
Cons: "Menu; Menu selection was none except for a sandwich. The crew was not friendly at all. Courteous by doing their work, but not friendly and welcoming at all."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "All good"

Cons: "They didn't give food"

Pros: "The option to use your device to watch free movies! They made arrangements to stay in Houston after we missed the connection due to a delay."
Cons: "Flight delayed. No food."

Pros: "Very few things."
Cons: "6 hours international flight with only popcorn and cheese and crackers selection for lunch. Ridiculous Boarding process was a mess."

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "No entertainment on such a long fight. Food for purchase not included, then the for purchase the system was down. My bags did not arrive , and then i had to wait 3 days in milan eith no luggage at all."

Pros: "Unforeseen delay was well managed by United!"

Cons: "Paying for entertainment ($7.99 for long flights) not good at all. The crew didn't offer to check/ review the menu. Ps: in my flight Houston- Panamá city the entertainment was free through the united app. Also,there was free wifi during my flight ( very good)"

Pros: "Crew was professional , courteous and tried the best they could with a full plane"
Cons: "Two screenings in Panama , carry on luggage rule constantly being abused , smell of the cabin"

Pros: "Organization for boarding and the seats. The staff was awesome"
Cons: "Snacks the waffles is to sweet so early in the morning!"

Cons: "I was very displeased with the boarding process in Panama City. We were moved from the boarding area without explanation and asked to screen our luggage again at the gate. I had to discard a full bottle of water that I purchased after the first security check. It would have been nice to know about this before so that we could consume our water and use the rest room before boarding. Very frustrating!"

Cons: "Plane change from lie down seats to regular. Intermittent sound on TV. Only movies & not very good. Attendant spilled water on me & iPad filling glass for window passenger. Seat reclinred but needed to be manually pulled upright. Not very good value for 1st class ticket price."

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