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DecemberMost popular time to fly (33% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$391(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$248or less

Good deal one-way

$196or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $196 or less one-way and $248 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from New York to San Francisco was found, on average, 64 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is January.
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Top 5 airlines serving New York to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,354 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Flight on time and not wait 30 min on the runway to get to a gate once landed"

Cons: "Alaska airlines delayed the flights by at least an hour both ways SFO-Newark. The Alaska terminal at Newark is a very poor experience."

Cons: "The entire flight crew was RUDE! Rolling their eyes at passengers constantly no matter what you asked them, shoving drinks at you, snatching trash from you, and rude. Very disappointed in Alaska!"

Pros: "Nice blue lighting. Some crew members were nice."
Cons: "Some crew members were not very cordial. One totally ran into my mom while my mom was trying to let the middle seat out. Granted the flight attendant was going backwards but she didn’t even apologize. No food on a six hour flight. The seats were really narrow and so was the aisle. Not a fan"

Cons: "Courteous and servient steward!"

Cons: "The flight was delayed 45 minutes"

Pros: "good food and good movie selection."

Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "Old plane with very poorly cushioned seats. no entertainment. charges for everything."

Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Second time in a row flight status (delayed) was not updated until slightly before boarding was scheduled to begin."

Cons: "Blankets"

Pros: "Nothing I can think of at the moment."
Cons: "I didn't like anyt of it."

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Entertainment offerings, except for lack of music."
Cons: "As usual, the seats are crammed together. They ran out of cups, so we were told to keep the ones we had. We did, however was to no avail. They did not make a second pass with water or other drink offerings on this 5 1/2 flight. The bathroom was a mess."

Pros: "Quick boarding process, comfortable economy seats with leg room and smooth flight from nyc to sfo."
Cons: "Miss beverage service and free headsets. Not much else to complain about."

Pros: "I did not like anything. The worst experience. I checked in through your site and got 11F seat which was changed when I took boarding card at airport to 32F. Later I came to know that they sold my seat even after my check in. So pathetic behavior. Never recommend this airline. They should learn from some of the Asian airlines."

Pros: "Personal service from ticket agent"
Cons: "Being referred to call the 800 number for a ticket issue instead of helping me at the counter. Wasted half an hour. 2nd ticket agent made sure I didn't miss my flight."

Cons: "Crew was very unpleasant."

Cons: "No entertainment i.e TV No food Flight delayed for 2.5 hours with prior notice until just few minutes the boarding time"

Cons: "My luggages was not come at the destination. We don’t have clothes to changes for 2 days."

Cons: "Flight was delayed more than 5 hours. My all schedule had to be changed. I had to wait at Newark airport for 6 hours with my two little children. I want denied board compensation. Alaska has to fix it. I am very upset about this flight."

Pros: "Flight from Newark to SanFran was smooth, and entertainment options were great!"
Cons: "Crew wasn’t overly welcoming (though certainly not rude at all), and boarding was rushed at the gate just to stand in huge line waiting to get on aircraft."

Pros: "Smooth experience"
Cons: "Gogoinflight wifi can be erratic"

Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "They don’t give enough drink"

Pros: "Great inflight crew and efficient way of ordering snacks and beverages"
Cons: "Inefficient boarding at Newark. Flight delays getting onto to plane and as well as landing."

Pros: "Quick"
Cons: "Mileage points wouldn’t give me my free bags happened multiple times"

Cons: "No comfort given to passengers despite 2.5 hr delay in leaving and another 1 hr on the ground after landing"

Pros: "Movie selection and food"
Cons: "2 hour delay"

Pros: "Free movies"
Cons: "Delayed flight two hours and didn’t receive a text or email. They had no headphones available. My seat didn’t adjust to lean. Food choices were poor."

Pros: "Partnership with Virgin. Drink orders."
Cons: "boarding process didn’t go by the script and was a mess"

Pros: "Entertainment, prompt service of flight attendant"
Cons: "Delay of flight, boarding was very long wait"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "In flight entertainment system was down. They ran out of food. They didn’t tell us the tv was down until after they had us check our carry on so I couldn’t even get my book"

Cons: "Reading lights did not work. Fortunately I could move"

Pros: "Team very nice and polite."
Cons: "All the airplanes should have screens"

Pros: "Thank you for recycling in the cabin!"

Pros: "Quick, quiet, & cool. Just the way I like it"

Pros: "all"

Pros: "not crowded"
Cons: "almost 3 hrs late"

Pros: "The extra seat next to me."
Cons: "The fact that my baggage got left in Portland."

Pros: "Always reliable. The updates on my emails and phones are fantastic. Alaska always exceeds my expectations. Proud that they are from my hometown. Seattle."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Delayed both ways"

Pros: "Very Happy with Hot food"

Cons: "Diversion to San Jose without shuttles to downtown SFO."

Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "We were awakened at 130am for breakfast!!!!!! Who eats in the middle of their sleep."

Cons: "The fact that the shampoo from one bathroom was not available so had to wait to use the other one to just wash your hands or entirely"

Pros: "food and tablet for sale."
Cons: "Delayed both ways - very crowded."

Pros: "Nothing got seat by the toilet"
Cons: "Everything stressed"

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The landing was a bit abrupt"

Pros: "Love the free WiFi. That was awesome and somewhat unexpected."
Cons: "There was no coffee left on board when serving the second round - kind of hard to wake up from a 6 hour flight."

Pros: "Comfortable Mint seats. Not bad. Not cheap."
Cons: "Breakfast selections were OK. They could do better for the price of Mint seats"

Pros: "So cold"

Pros: "Crew is always fantastic, JetBlue crew members never let me down!"

Pros: "Free WiFi and seat comfort!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "In flight entertainment was great"

Pros: "The crew was very nice."
Cons: "My video screen did not work so I couldn't watch anything. Then when we landed we had to wait an hour on the tarmac before we could get to a gate."

Pros: "Smooth flight, early arrival, Nice crew, roomy seats, fun snacks, good movie choices."
Cons: "The touch screen on my seat didn’t work, but the side control did, so I could still watch movies."

Cons: "Don't push a credit cards on us via in person brochures. I found it very unsavory."

Pros: "The seat was good, snacks is good."
Cons: "I wish the crew would did a little more to ask the people behind me stop playing the loud music and talking loud. Also rap music with bad language with children next to it is not a good idea. I actually like rap but not listening loud with the speaker on with kids in the plane is not considerate."

Pros: "The flight was smooth, efficient and friendly crew. For a 5hr flight, the snacks were very sparse."
Cons: "A full meal"

Pros: "Crew, plane, amenities"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "return flight was better service"

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Blocked gate upon arrival, then jet bridge didn’t work. Can we the basics right here? Also the turkey sandwich was mediocre"

Pros: "I liked that they offered quality and complimentary snacks and how they didn't make a big deal if we wanted like 2 tob4 servings of water as i get extremely dehydrated. Staff was friendly and their boarding times and door closing times were clearly printed on the b pass which i appreciated. If only their frequent flier numbers were partnered with more programs. Seats were clean and were connected so you cpukd watch tv and recharge your phone. Good variety of movies!"
Cons: "I think they charged for blankets but at least it wasnt freezing like AA"

Pros: "The comfort of the mint seat is as good as any of the international lie flat seats. Food is way above average. The experience makes United first class laughable."
Cons: "Flight was over too soon."

Pros: "The delays were understandable as it was a snow storm. The crew was great."
Cons: "My entertainment system was broken, and on a coast to coast flight in the middle of the night where sleeping is impossible, that really sucked."

Pros: "I love JetBlue's hot towels at the end of long flights. I also love that the have free (Good) snacks. They do have considerably more leg room and bigger seats, and the free WiFi is fabulous!"
Cons: "The cleanliness of the plane in general could've been MUCH cleaner, but I understand that with quick turnaround times and getting in and out on time this is difficult. The air temperature was inconsistent sometimes too cold, sometimes too warm which made staying comfortable difficult. I wish they had more fresh options on the later leaving flights. Also, two of the crew members were SUPER chatty all throughout our evening flight and I could hear them through the earplugs."

Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "All good"

Cons: "I will be leaving Dublin to SFO today on Aer Lingus."

Pros: "Great, friendly, communicative service, as always with jetBlue."

Pros: "Seats quite comfortable (not as bad as Primera Air Scandinavia). Smooth takeoff. Smooth ride. Smooth landing. Self service onboard snack machine offering more than descent snacks. Quite nice flight crew. We boarded, departed and landed on time. Well done JetBlue."
Cons: "Nothing really. Folks, remember. You get what you pay for (with some exceptions though)."

Pros: "As always, Jet Blue doesn’t disappoint."

Pros: "Boarding, on time departure."
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "The screen just did work properly. I was unable to use it."

Pros: "The planes the same the inflight menu screen is basically the same. So all the things I liked about Virgin are still there. The overhead announcements were done rather well. Personality and great voice. Bathrooms were clean... Still love the mood lighting. maybe coordinate it with the company colors?"
Cons: "Somehow it seems less... happy. I don't know why that is but the loss of the safety video we knew was coming with the name change... but I kinda miss that upbeat song and the positive energy it put into take off. Also can't really recall the uniforms. I used to like those."

Pros: "Excellent service as usual. I fly only JetBlue. Seats are comfortable and spacious. Crew is kind and professional. Best snacks and drink service. They make flying more comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Very pleasant crew Fairly comfortable seats (14E/F)"
Cons: "With delays, of course beverage service was delayed, but why couldn’t snacks be given at the same time as drinks instead of 10 minutes later? Also, there was problem with media system, and in general it seemed more dated than those on Virgin America and others."

Cons: "The flight got delayed"

Pros: "Food was really good, but the cabin crew were up to JetBlue's normal outstanding service"
Cons: "The range of movies is still pretty poor (if you're a frequent JetBlue traveller)"

Pros: "Had everything you need to keep you occupied for a long trip. Plenty ful snacks. Great service"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Delayed for too long"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "No head phones."

Pros: "More space than any other economy seat. Free movies."
Cons: "I left my new neck pillow by accident. Filed the report same night. Never saw it again."

Cons: "Entertainment system was down"

Cons: "No food and delayed"

Pros: "Yese"
Cons: "Everything was great"

Cons: "late departure"

Pros: "Free movies, on time departure, snack selection. Friendly staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Free high speed WiFi, movies, direct tv, enough legroom, on time, friendly crew, gate area - outlets, wifi, lounge"

Pros: "On time, very efficient"
Cons: "Checked bag pickup was on the opposite side of the terminal, with inadequate signage."

Pros: "Entertainment and timeliness of the departure and arrival."

Pros: "This was my second time ever flying JetBlue (the last time I did was maybe 5-7 years ago). I forgot what a pleasure it is to fly JetBlue! The service and amenities are similar to Virgin, not the mention, the snacks are awesome! I will definitely keep this in mind for future travel. Thanks, JetBlue!"

Pros: "Snacks and free WIFI"

Cons: "Seats are too cramp, but all airlines seem to be like this now. Food options were very limited on our flights which were a letdown. Only snacks available for 5-6 hour flights, no meals like advertised in the pamphlets."

Pros: "The good news is that the width and legroom, even for a middle seat, was better than most airlines. The bad news is that the seat was one of the most uncomfortable I have ever sat in. My partner and I both had backaches after our flight across the country."
Cons: "The uncomfortable seats."

Pros: "all around great"
Cons: "no problems"

Pros: "The single terminal that seemed only for JetBlue. The staff were friendly."
Cons: "My flight was delayed an hour and a half. The seats were uncomfortable to sleep in. Bucket seats are the norm on planes but they are so bad for the back. Even a seat that was straight up & down would be better than a back rest that has the exact opposite curves on it to totally not match the spine."

Pros: "Service, spaceous, fly-fi actually works!"

Pros: "Very friendly thank you!"
Cons: "The wifi login experience could be improved. I purchased wifi as a guest when I had an account and had to spend extra time chatting with an agent to get it resolved. They were very helpful but having the option to login to my account at the start would be ideal!"

Pros: "I would like to have ore of a grace period to check baggage."

Cons: "Bad social distance"

Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "The crew went the extra mile to accomodate my bag due to not having a seat in front of me to stow it. Also, Delta Comfort was exceptional!"

Cons: "Better food offerings"

Pros: "Nothing to like."
Cons: "Cabin was way too hot despite complaining multiple times. Wi-Fi didn’t work the whole flight. The entertainment system was down. Seats uncomfortable. Inept crew. Worst flight I’ve ever taken."

Pros: "Taco"
Cons: "Taco"

Cons: "No customer service they do not care and it shows"

Cons: "Leave on time so passengers dont miss their connection flights My family of 7 people are stuck at the airport in Zurich with no connection flights until tomorrow to have to board on two additional flights Absolutely unacceptable Never again will we book flights with Delta."

Cons: "Very bad service, airline unrespectfull, discortesy"

Cons: "The bathrooms smelled every time someone opened the door. Febreeze, please!!"

Cons: "5 hours delay. Most of that time we were on the runway. We even had to deplane and board again. We were given all kind of excuses till the pilot himself said that this is unheard off !!"

Cons: "More comfortable than I expected for a 6 hour flight. 757 was quite spacious."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I came from a long trip from France, the seat I was assigned was not reclinable, close to the restroom. I was totally exhausted from the previous flight, not able to sleep at all and when I tried to stretch my legs by sitting sidewards on the aisle a crew member keep bothering me to keep my legs out"

Cons: "Late taking off. Let's leave on time"

Pros: "Service by crew. I was flying economy but it was par to business class."

Pros: "The cAbin attendant was really good"

Cons: "No delays. And have the terminal bridge in working order"

Pros: "great crew"

Pros: "Early arrival. On time departure. Good selection of movies"

Cons: "THE FLIGHT WAS 5 HOURS LATE"

Pros: "I really enjoyed the service on Delta. The entire process was better than what i've come to expect on airlines. My flight attendant was Kate, and she was awesome - super friendly, professional, thoughtful."

Pros: "If offering free WiFi to Amex platinum card holders it needs to work f"
Cons: "Fix it"

Pros: "Overall ok."
Cons: "Cabin was freezing."

Pros: "Excelente"

Pros: "The flight was very good, no complaints, good service and we flew on schedule"
Cons: "We were split into two boarding groups, one for priority and one for everyone else. This was good but the priority line was just a bit too far away for the announcements to be heard. This added a little bit of confusion. This was at gate B36 at JFK Airport's Terminal 4."

Pros: "Didnt expect dinner but was served"
Cons: "Delayed flight, offset entertainment, touch screen un responsive"

Pros: "crew kept a great attitude throughout"
Cons: "Having to find my boarding pass to deplane"

Pros: "Crew were very friendly specially with my 6yrs old daughter"

Pros: "Everything was great, easy boarding, great idea (board ahead of your zone if you check bag free at gate), courteous staff, good food choices, arrived ahead of schedule, good movies."

Pros: "Timely, clean"
Cons: "A little chaotic at boarding time"

Pros: "Clean plane, great breakfast options included with the flight. Crew was polished, helpful and genuinely nice! Gate agents at NYC were knowledgeable, organized, and quick. Boarding was a breeze. Impressive selection of movies for onboard entertainment choices."
Cons: "I thought the $11.00 fee for 30 continuous minutes of full Wi-Fi access was a bit pricey, esp when it kept getting disconnected and ended being about a collective 7-8 mins of access."

Pros: "Personality and charm of the flight attendants made it an especially relaxing trip."

Pros: "Was tired and the FA helped me find a row that I could stretch out on and relax. After a long trip from Moscow, the FA's volunteering to help and accommodate a beleaguered traveler was most appreciated!"

Pros: "What an easy flight. Run very well!"
Cons: "The crew seemed a bit tired, but it’s the season"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable ... enough. Boarding process, once underway allowed me to get overhead bin and stash my other luggage in the seat below me. Flight wasn't overly booked (85-95%) so there appeared to be room for others to stretch out. Now about that crying kid..."
Cons: "Ugh. Weather delays. The flight was scheduled to board about 7P but it arrived late and they had to not only unload the self-loading cargo, but clean up afterwards. Would be nice to get a better estimate as to how long it would take to board so that I could hang out in the lounge. In addition, departure from JFK was delayed as well, either we missed the IFR window or got stuck behind some traffic and I fell asleep on the plane only to wake up what seemed an hour later just getting ready to hit V1. No upgrade."

Cons: "Force me to take a bad seat"

Pros: "Excellent job"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "We'd paid extra for main cabin so hot to choose seats and got in flight entertainment.. Staff were friendly."
Cons: "No free wifi."

Cons: "Horrible wait if nearly 30 minutes after landing"

Pros: "The boarding was efficient"
Cons: "Three hour departure delay. No explanation given. No apology."

Cons: "Flight was delayed for very 4 hrs sat in plane for 2.5 of those. Flight was delayed dye to strike in Barcelona. But replacement plane had fueling problems delaying the flight another 2 hours"

Cons: "Boarding process was horrible, it was first class, priority, zone 1 and then all other zone. There was no order. Flight was delayed. Had a 3 hour delay on the tarmac!"

Pros: "entertainment services"
Cons: "legroom"

Pros: "Fantastic SFO-based crew serving Delta One cabin. They are attentive, and constantly walk around the cabin to provide service."
Cons: "Delay at JFK (first, the inbound aircraft coming late, then 2.5 hrs taxing at JFK, finally landed in SFO but the gate was occupied)."

Pros: "I didn't like anything about this flight. Only benefit of the doubt is the 2 hour delay as a runway in SF had shut down."
Cons: "We had seats at first where there was what looked like bubble gum bits stuck on one of the food trays. The flight was clearly not cleaned although it landed 2+ hours before the departure. We had to ask for a wet tissue and clean it up. That was of no use too as it wouldn't scrub off. My wife was feeling under the weather and so we asked for a blanket. The blanket was hardly a blanket and more like a towel. We then luckily could switch seats as there were 2 vacant. But, the air conditioner was leaking water in the seat to our left. The crew was callous and just stuck the passenger with some napkins saying it does that. I don't fly Delta a lot and my experience in this trip isn't inspiring much confidence."

Pros: "Every thing went well thx"

Cons: "They should have separate lanes on boarding like United. Then people can line up in the appropriate group."

Pros: "Delta is one of the best airlines I've flown with. Staff is very helpful, and customer service and amenities are tip notch."

Cons: "Well, you could have felt that when there is an unprecedented pandemic illness and federal guidance against travel that you don't doubly penalize customers who (1) cannot travel due to the extraordinary public health crisis of COVID 19 and, (2) are devastated that he cannot celebrate his best friend's 40th birthday despite being the thing he looked forward to for months and would love to use a travel voucher in the future when this whole thing eventually blows over. Imagine what your company could gain by being good."

Cons: "Timely communication"

Pros: "Most of the crew was very friendly. Good selection of entertainment options and decent food and beverage options."
Cons: "I had three short interactions with one of the female flight attendants who never made eye contact. The movie service frequently froze for 30-60 seconds at a time."

Pros: "Cheap direct flight. Comfortable seats, decent leg room."

Cons: "Terrible delays. Charged me $400 for canceling the flight although it’s their mistake for delays. Then i booked Sun Country flight and didn’t make it. They harmed me $200 and gave me vouchers. Spent $1600 in one day to make it to my destination. Horrible experience."

Pros: "Terrible online check in process 10 hour delay!"

Cons: "No carry on"

Pros: "The air hostess were well behaved and friendly"
Cons: "No snacks No entertainment"

Cons: "They lost my bag!"

Cons: "The lady checking me in said I could pay $40.00 for carry on or $25.00 to check my carry on luggage. This did not happen in SFO. The upper bins were somewhat empty and the plane wasn’t full. I don’t understand why it was different on my way home. Since I had to check my carry on, I missed the airporter by five minutes and had to wait over an hour."

Pros: "Quick entry. One flight attendant was very friendly."
Cons: "First class upgrade was suspect. Seats were all visibly torn. Very busy ailes to bathrooms for first class. One flight attendant was a bit rude. Other attendant was very nice. But didn’t feel upgrade was at all worth the money. Also had to try three times online and twice in person for upgrade."

Pros: "The attendants were excellent they were very helpful the whole trip."

Cons: "Late departure by 1 hour. Then had to wait 55 minutes at the luggage pick up in SFO"

Cons: "not enough space for my legs"

Cons: "They charged for my carrie on! I didnt have o pay when I flu with you guys! I was surprised!!!!!!!!"

Pros: "Cheap fare and good departure/arrival times for my destinations"
Cons: "Seats are awful, NO entertainment, NO snacks, bad pilots, WOEFULLY late arrival and departure."

Pros: "Same issues in JFK and sfo"
Cons: "Same issues"

Pros: "Sun Country Airlines 1. Nice and helpful crew"
Cons: "Sun Country Airlines 1. Crammed like sardines"

Pros: "Didn't happen"
Cons: "Didn't happen"

Pros: "Travel was comfortable, no issues"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Never again discounted airlines!!!!!"

Pros: "Checked bags were available quickly at baggage claim. Appreciated that departure gate for connecting flight was right there where we arrived."
Cons: "Flight was one hour late due to SFO construction"

Pros: "Efficient boarding"

Pros: "Everything was very simple. All employees were great"
Cons: "I missed the captain announcing where we are flying over once in awhile"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "No entertainment options and boarded front to back, which takes longer"

Pros: "Excellent service"

Cons: "volume on recorded announcement was too high but overall, an excellent experience!"

Pros: "friendly crew, but hard to understand Captian"
Cons: "seats are very uncomfortable - hard & no lumbar support"

Cons: "Had to wait an hour from when we landed until we got our bags."

Pros: "Timeliness"

Pros: "Tv/wifi on board"

Cons: "When I checked in on the internet, there were no economy seats available. I had to pay $15 for a "preferred" seat, which was an aisle seat on row 7, near the front of the economy section. I was told by an employee that the only economy seats were the middle seats, that aisle and window seats were preferred seats. I was told the plane was full and they could not change my "preferred" seat although I did see empty seats on the plane after takeoff. Also bathroom facilities were poor - only two in the back for the entire economy seating. And the aisles were narrow."

Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew and on time departure and arrival during busy holiday travel time. Thank you!"
Cons: "Website to check in said no sears left except seats where had to pay additional $15-25 so had to get boarding pass at airport...at airport magically got seats that were showing as not available? Is this a scam to get people to pay more $?"

Pros: "Nothing, worst airline."
Cons: "Overall airplane is old, flight attendants are rude, poor beverage service. Just fly the big three; American, United or Delta."

Pros: "The stewardesses were very friendly, pleasant & accommodating. Excellent attitudes!"

Cons: "Upon arrival, we had to wait about 30 minutes waiting for a gate to be open so that we could deplane."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "All went well"

Pros: "Not too uncomfortable."
Cons: "They censor their films. We watched two comedies over our two flights, and both were obviously edited for content and language. Why? We paid to watch these and were never made aware we were not seeing the full film. I'll avoid this airline in the future because of this."

Pros: "I got an exit row!"

Cons: "Rude. Pushy. Bad even for a red-eye."

Cons: "Seats were very small and uncomfortable, Had a hotdog bread was hard was really unpleasant, There's no WiFi, Flight attendant was rude!"

Pros: "First class upgrade are reasonable"

Pros: "Arriving"
Cons: "Meh"

Pros: "Never flown Sun Country before and was impressed by the crew's efficiency and demeanor."
Cons: "Seats don't go back and you have to pay for the use of a movie entertainment center."

Pros: "Friendly staff Like the way boarding is handled"
Cons: "No wifi & no free snack"

Pros: "Arrived early at destination"
Cons: "Luggage took almost 40 minutes to show up at baggage claim. This may be an airport issue, but you are the only ones that ask for feed back, so pass it along if you can."

Pros: "Drinks were offered twice."
Cons: "No complimentary peanuts or pretzels."

Cons: "Seemed a little cramped"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Crew and service was solid given the covid restrictions."

Pros: "Slight delay in leaving"
Cons: "Baggage claim took 30-45 minutes after deplaning"

Pros: "Crew was spectacular"
Cons: "If it had been on time"

Pros: "The space between the seats"
Cons: "Seats space"

Pros: "entertaining system"
Cons: "food could be better, not bad though"

Pros: "On time departure. Early arrival. Lots of seat back movies."
Cons: "Need more new releases for movie selection."

Cons: "the connection time between flights was NOT adequate especially considering I had to go through customs! AA did page me and had a representative (I think his name was Brian) waiting for me to help me get to my connection. He gave me a bright red/orange tag. I still hit some barriers. I was stopped in security and my carry on was put aside to be searched. It sat and sat . I explained to the man I had to go. He said he was working alone, so I had to wait. I was ready to leave it and just run to catch the flight, but the security man said I wasn't allowed to do that. He finally called someone else to search my bag (nothing found) I did make it...barely!"

Pros: "The stewardesses were very polite and helpful"

Pros: "Entertainment on the newer AA planes is great. Meals are sparse but tasty (chicken wrap)"
Cons: "Middle seat always stinks - flight attendants on AA always seem like they hate their jobs"

Pros: "Timely upgrade. Great service."

Pros: "On time, no problems, free food"
Cons: "3 & 3 configuration"

Cons: "No individual screen. It would have been nice to know that beforehand. It was an unpleasant surprise."

Pros: "In general everything was good."
Cons: "There was no menu to know ahead what was coming so I could have decided before the meals came"

Pros: "Service"

Cons: "experienced a 1hr mechanical delay. it would be nice if refreshments were served."

Cons: "Strange thing: my wife and I were in business class. The stewardess going down my isle said all dinner choices were already used up and I only had a choice of pasta or chicken. Later the stewardess went down the isle for my wife and she had all choices available! Weird. And the stewardess said this was as it was supposed to be."

Pros: "I loved the delay."
Cons: "Sits are very tight."

Pros: "The spaciousness of the economy cabin. Arriving early at destination!"
Cons: "Food could be improved upon."

Pros: "Cookie hehehh"

Pros: "Overall was great."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Boarding was on time and we departed on time and arrived on schedule-fllight was very comfortable"
Cons: "Snacks were ok but main meal could have been better- suggest u go back to box meal such as a sandwich and piece of fruit."

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "Overall"

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Tebsnacks were awesome!!"

Cons: "No usb or wall chargers. No inseat entertainment and glitchy wifi entertainment"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Customer service was not great. They canceled my flight without any great reason. While I learned about another situation regarding my flight, I was not treated well on the phone by costumer service. I don't think I want to fly with American Airlines again."

Cons: "There was no phone charger at the seat."

Pros: "It's nice to see a large corporation getting back to the basics which helped their company grow CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!"
Cons: "The airport waiting times through TSA check points. It's over kill and an obvious reason just to extend employment. Reminds me of the old saying " the criminals are running the asylum @"

Cons: "Always delaysd"

Pros: "The seats were comfortable and had good foot space."

Pros: "The pilot was amazing!"

Pros: "Everything went smooth"

Pros: "Every thing."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Once we boarded, business class was very good."
Cons: "Food was pretty bad, dinner and breakfast. No taste at all."

Pros: "No delays, speedy boarding and off boarding."
Cons: "Nothing..it was great."

Pros: "Terrible porque no pude viajar ayer"

Pros: "Everything overall"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "found out upon boarding that my $97 ticket was for a business class seat. Awesome"

Cons: "Delayed 2 hrs"

Pros: "i have to pay $90 for my seat"

Cons: "It was a headache!"

Pros: "does not have compensation during my stay, sad"

Pros: "Seating way too tight"

Pros: "Everything. I was amazed and extra appreciative that my checked bag made what turned out to be a very tight connection! Thanks!"
Cons: "Everything was great. I would like to connect that it would be nice to have a not applicable rating option for food and entertainment as they are often not applicable but having to choose something effects the overall rating."

Pros: "It was five star all the way."

Pros: "Everything except what I didn't like."
Cons: "Delayed departure"

Cons: "The movies were watched were old movies; they could be updated."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I'll never book AA again."

Cons: "breakfast was horrible"

Pros: "On time with no problems"

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