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Average price round-trip

C$ 535 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

C$ 215 or less

Good deal one-way

C$ 203 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Des Moines to Canada

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 28,930 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Everything was amazing"
Cons: "Nothing really."

Pros: "We normally get nothing better than a 717 on ATL-OKC, but the 737-800 was an incredible aircraft that made everything better owning to COVID 19 factors."
Cons: "DL needs to find a better way to manage food and drinks for FC during the COVID 19 era."

Pros: "new plane good flight"
Cons: "seat space"

Pros: "All of it"
Cons: "Nothing Best flight"

Pros: "Crew was excellent, seats are never excellent"

Pros: "The crew on both legs of our trip were nice and accommodating."

Pros: "The flight landed early. Check-in staff were great."
Cons: "Boarding was a debacle. Flight was oversold. Passenger had trouble boarding when their group was called."

Pros: "Crew"

Pros: "There was an available seat next to me"
Cons: "I had to walk from one end of Minneapolis airport to the other end all within 35 mins to catch a connecting flight, tram was not in service. Not fun!!!"

Pros: "The crew was amazing. Kat and the other stewards were very friendly."
Cons: "Maybe the option for free upgrade to first class if flight is not full??"

Cons: "Delays were unfortunate, but the gate area at LaGuardia was way too crammed, hardly any seats, and poorly organized"

Cons: "Better accommodation for handicap passengers."

Pros: "Crew was amazing."

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Really nice flight crew who braved the storm to get us home when everyone else was getting cancelled."

Pros: "Good snacks"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Short and easy"

Pros: "Extra leg room was great"
Cons: "Entertainment system was flickering"

Pros: "Enjoyed the ease of check in the spacious gate and the cleanliness of the planes cabin"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Crew were helpful and pleasant"
Cons: "Seating was uncomfortable, cabin was cold and no blankets available, food was just ok, plane had lots of empty seats yet everyone was squeezed into 3 in a row making it uncomfortable, no updates from captain or crew as to where we were in the flight....."

Pros: "Super friendly flight crew."

Cons: "The baggage drop attendant was very unhelpful when I asked if she could help me sort out an issue (when I checked in online for the second leg of my trip, i paid for my bag then but they wanted me to pay again for my first flight) and just dismissed me and said she couldn't help, making me pay again for my bag. First time I've ever had an unpleasant experience with Delta."

Pros: "On time, great service, a lot of legroom."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Left on time all went well in Atlanta"
Cons: "Impossible to figure out what to do in Toronto at Canadian Customs. You move from secure to unsecure then back to secure. It’s a mess and nobody tells you what to do or where to go. Picture process took 4 times. Nobody tells you that you have to transfer your own bags from Delta to West Jet. I even asked in a Toronto and they said no and nobody in Atlanta told me to collect my bags. So bags never made it until the next AM. The West Jet rep was very good and located the bags and they were delivered as promised. You should provide 3 page detailed instructions on how to handle Toronto. I am a seasoned traveler by the way. I’ve never seen anything worse. I could go on and on."

Cons: "Z"

Cons: "was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight"

Pros: "I like the snacks they are not giving out on the flights. It seems that Delta is trying to make the flying experience nicer instead of more tedious and uncomfortable like many other airlines, which is appreciated."
Cons: "The flights were both operated by Delta but booked through WestJet, and the flights themselves were fine. The booking was through WestJet (found the flight on kayak which kicked me over to West Jet's site) and check in was a pain. Their code did not work for their site or Delta's, I had to FB message them both leaving and returning to ask for the correct one, and the first request took them hours to answer. I'll just book Delta next time and save myself the trouble."

Pros: "Quiet, friendly, fast and efficient. What you'd want for a flight at 6am"

Cons: "Could not get the boarding pass to print at the self serve kiosk. Had to wait in line for assistance."

Pros: "Delta and Westjet staff are of great help to me."
Cons: "Not applicable"

Pros: "The staff is very friendly. Most pleasant airline I've flown with."

Pros: "On time as scheduled."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Left early and arrived early."
Cons: "Smallest bathroom on a plane I've ever seen. Could barely sit down without my knees banging into door or wall."

Pros: "The flight attendant named Steven went so far beyond the call. He was attentive, he fixed our video system when no one else could and when he learned we were celebrating an anniversary he brought us a present. He was awesome!"

Pros: "Refurbished plane. Lighting was good"
Cons: "No TV screen"

Pros: "It all went very well. Arrived 20 minutes ahead of time. Wifi movies were great. Stewardesses were very efficient."

Pros: "Overall the actual flight was good..landing was kind of hard but I'm alive so not stressing that"
Cons: "..but the multiple delays are ridiculous, I would not fly Delta if I had a feasible choice."

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. I generally love flying Delta and find their crew to always be very professional and kind."
Cons: "As this was a smaller, regional jet, there weren't a lot of amenities. But that's fine, it's only a 40-minute flight!"

Cons: "No space in the seats"

Pros: "Staff were awesome. Give them a raise."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "3 hours there before the departure."

Cons: "Was never able to get on flight. The plane lost a windshield wiper and didn't have any spare parts."

Cons: "Not a fan of having "final boarding call" announced to run to the gate, only to sit on the plane at the gate for 30 min because of a scheduled delay at my destination. I know the flight wasn't very full, but that cost me an opportunity to eat dinner. I had to cancel a fast food order because I thought I'd miss my flight!"

Pros: "On time Clean airplane Smooth ride Friendly staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "smooth flight"
Cons: "I'm not sure if this staff is exhausted or just over there job, but they cow towed to a woman who made major complaints about the air conditioning and even gave her points to help her deal with the temperature. Strange. They were only gold stays and I'm only Platinum and didn't complain once. Oh well, that's delta, we all deal with their silence when we post anything that is unfair."

Pros: "That a delta plane actually had seat back video screens- First delta flight ever that I've been on that did. But every ones screen froze up just over an hour into the flight."
Cons: "Even though the Atlanta to Toronto arrived 'early' I had barely 20 minutes to get to the other plane- I would not have made it with out the amazing staff of weather and the Toronto airport. I use a wheelchair and even zipping through as fast as I could I was 15 minutes late arriving at the gate. I booked this flight thinking I had at least and hour and a bit between flights. Thankfully others on my flight were also late so the Ottawa bound plane did not leave on time"

Pros: "When you are delayed, there is not much to commend."
Cons: "Delayed. That pretty well says it all."

Pros: "The crew was good and the flight was smooth."
Cons: "Somehow we were double booked and double billed. We got to the airport 3 hours early and checked our bags. All 3 were lost and searched. Everything was put back precariously and there was shampoo and lotion everywhere."

Pros: "i love the view from the window seats and that I was able to relax and the snacks."

Pros: "Young crew, with positive attitude and very kind and helpful."

Cons: "Beef main course overcooked and dry."

Pros: "Helpful crew Good food"
Cons: "Our luggage came back damaged and open !"

Pros: "In general, everything was ok aboard the plane."
Cons: "The plane was supposed to leave Lisbon at 5:00 a.m. but because of computer problem it left at 5:50, a delay that caused everyone to scramble to get to their connecting flight or even miss it."

Cons: "Breakfast/snack is very bad, but no airline provides anything decent."

Pros: "The crew was nice and efficient. There was no meal service because they had catering problems, but they tried to accommodate small children with candy cars and chips."
Cons: "There was no meal service because of catering problems. Though it was done for our safety (the crew mentioned some problems in prior flights), not having a back-up plan of sorts would be good for an airline of Lufthansa's stature."

Cons: "I missed my connecting flight because my flight was late. I had to get to my destination for a wedding."

Cons: "Poorly equipped aircraft. No charging stations. No video of any kind. Pitiful food offerings. It's a four hour flight. Gotta do better."

Cons: "On tome flight"

Pros: "We had a Lufthansa pilot sitting with us on his was back to Frankfurt. He was definitely good company and taught us a lot about how the airline worked, his family's history working with airlines, and life stories. The flight definitely went fast thanks to Daniel!"

Cons: "Refused to change my flt date after I realized I made a one day mistake inadvertently. I called within 10 minutes afterwards. This was 6 months before the actual flt date. Customer service was snarky, unapologetic, and almost happy that I could not change the date or get any kind of refund."

Pros: "Entertainment and food was good. Pilot kept good communication with passengers. Some of the inflight crew were nice and willing to help"
Cons: "Some flight attendants should show more willingness to assist and help passengers. Boarding was a bit messy plus they changed boarding gate last minute. Flight was delayed almost one hr"

Pros: "Overall"
Cons: "Space was limited"

Pros: "Crew was OK, seat was comfortable"
Cons: "No choice for food, for the last rows only pasta was left, bad calculation on crew side"

Pros: "Standard flight and comfort."
Cons: "Food was absolutely beyond horrible...and the crew would run instead of walk down aisles to wherever their dedtination was."

Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly, and service was fast. The snack was a chicken and carrot sandwich. It was good."
Cons: "The boarding was delayed twice and no explanation was given by the staff. We arrived 1 hour late."

Pros: "Nice and pleasant crew Very responsive and kind"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Cabin crew's service was excellent! Very attentive and friendly. Special diet (gluten-free) dinner was delicious. Lavatories located downstairs."
Cons: "Economy seating was too tight. Not enough space or leg room."

Pros: "seats were decent size, smooth landing"

Pros: "Short flight with swift and effective service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Plane was clean and a little more roomy than most long distance flights."
Cons: "Entertainment system in my row didn't work correctly. Flight delayed due to weather. On board announcements said Lufthansa would rebook passengers with connecting flights and tell us arrangements as soon as we landed. No sign of Lufthansa reps at arrival gate area and zero directions on where to go. Had to walk miles through Frankfurt airport , go through immigration and security again without any direction one where to find Lufthansa and when finally found Lufthansa service counter it was understaffed with long lines and confusion. By time we learned rebooking, we almost missed rebooked connections. So much for German organizing and efficiency."

Pros: "Food, drink, viewing options on the personal monitor."
Cons: "The seats are terrible! Too small and way too close together!"

Pros: "Treated passengers well - even those of us in steerage. Food was excellent and entertainment options plentiful. Coach is still coach, and it’s hard to settle in for a nap. So, if arriving rested is important to you, spring for business class."

Pros: "I especially like the comfortable seats with plenty of legroom. The flight was on time - perfect!"

Pros: "Same nice crew"
Cons: "My luggage destroied"

Pros: "I flew premium economy from Hong Kong to Frankfurt on the A340-600. The crew was excellent, attentive and friendly. They always have a great attitude and this has been consistent with my previous experiences with Lufthansa. The seat and meal were average for premium economy, but the crew more than made up for it."
Cons: "The seats were quite hard and lacking in padding in premium economy. The meal was average and nothing to bring home to."

Pros: "Great aircraft"
Cons: "Waiting for arrival gate"

Pros: "Lots of food with free wine"

Pros: "The staff was friendly, the seats were comfortable, and the price was perfect."
Cons: "The breakfast was terrible and the dinner was barely better."

Pros: "On time, smooth landing and take-off, friendly crew,"
Cons: "Still not enough legroom in Premium Economy but much better than Economy."

Pros: "The Lufthansa crew is always wonderful as always."
Cons: "screaming and kicking child behind my seat, with no way to "escape". I had a severe cold and that was certainly not something I needed, I tried to get some rest, but that was impossible. The seats are getting smaller and smaller, hardly any legroom whatsoever. Also, what I had planned on bringing on the aircraft as carry on (which was my work equipment, tablet/printer etc), I had to check in as luggage because it was "overweight" meaning more than 8 kg and pay ADDITIONAL $200 (in addition to the $100 I already paid for one suitcase). I've seen many passengers with "heavy" carry on, which they were apparently allowed to bring into the cabin without any problems. I had never had to pay for any carry on, and I am seriously considering using another airline for future business travel."

Pros: "Ease of boardibg and getting through security"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight attendants spoke multiple languages."
Cons: "Seats were a little uncomfortable."

Pros: "We had a problem in Germany. My daughter left her passport on the plane. Everyone was very helpful and found it. And got it back to us."

Pros: "nice and polite crew"
Cons: "no screens/maps with route information no enterteinment unless downloaded on your own devise, I had an Iphone which is too small to watch anything.... seat hardly reclined at all and felt extreemely uncomfortable"

Pros: "On Time / Comfortable short flight"

Cons: "It was a good flight, nothing I didn't like"

Pros: "Service, comfort"

Cons: "Flight was 30 min delayed . When we landed, the jetway was someone mispositioned and it took even longer to get us off the plane - nearly 1 hour late. Missed my dinner appointment as a result and generally bad start to my trip to Munich . Very disappointed ."

Pros: "crew at the gate really excellent"
Cons: "usual plane handling at Frankfurt - bus to terminal, 60 mins is not enough to wait for bus 15 mins drive 10 then go through security and passport control then go from B to A leaving no time to catch a plane Lufthansa scheduling need to experience what they do to passengers"

Pros: "Comfortable flight, good food and service."
Cons: "Check-in is bit tedious and the kiosk didn't work properly. Flight was delayed due to some incidents but they are not airlines' fault.."

Pros: "Flight made up for delayed departure so we could get off that flying relic earlier. Had enormous storage bins against outside seat in upper deck business section. Great choice of movies."
Cons: "Bizarre seat design and foot cubbyhole meant I could not find a single comfortable position for 8 hours and I am only 5'10". Awful screen technology in unusual swing out mounting lacked sharp focus except for text screens. Pitiful screen control software. Bizarre flight progress animations."

Pros: "Meals ok. Pillow and blanket nice."
Cons: "Crew stressed. Could not understand announcements. Rude response when questioned."

Cons: "If Canada wants to charge an ETA fee, then this should come up when booking the tickets. Finding out at the airport then being subjected to a mandatory payment process on my smartphone with zero help from Air Canada is just classless. And the crew almost appear delighted communicating the fact that failure to do this means I will not get on the plane. Like expensive plane tickets are bought on charity. I even tried to cancel the ticket and your agents, Calvin and a lady who did not have a badge gave me a card with a 1800 no. that was never answered."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "I fly Lufthansa several times each year. This flight was the worst I can recall. My husband and I purchased exit row seats for additional leg room only to discover that an additional row was added in front of us for people with babies. We were squished behind them with very little leg room. We were surrounded by several babies, all of them crying constantly; this was totally ignored by both the parents and the crew. I was ready to start crying loudly myself, wondering if anyone would pay attention to that. We ordered special meals online but were served regular ones. When I told the attendant that we should be getting special meals, he peevishly and defensively said "you should have told me". These meals are normally served without any special prompts, so I have no idea why he was so angry with me! The crew practically hid from all the crying babies and was avoiding our section of the plane for around six hours. No water served, no one checking on anything. Lastly, my suitcase was cracked and needs to be discarded. altogether: a horror."

Pros: "Air china different"

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "Same for all flights"

Pros: "Staff seemed super friendly and happy to help. Also got plenty of drinks!"

Pros: "flight left on time"
Cons: "arrived on time with no problems"

Cons: "The boarding process after getting off the bus to get on the plane."

Cons: "Check in it take more the 20 min. Because they have trouble founding the name even with confirmation num. In flight it was 1 person sick fully cover up from head to toe with out giving information to passengers ahead. My mom have heart problems and I was already concerned for her to travel and with no heads up of someone sick inside the plane my mom was more nervous the normal"

Cons: "My baggage got destroyed and they did not wanted to refund it. (I am not sure if it was the correct flight). I submitted a claim but thet rejected it."

Cons: "Seat confort is bad, specially for tall travelers."

Pros: "Planes and crew are great and look on par with top names."
Cons: "Delayed departure and only snacks served not even water; please give water."

Pros: "Nothing at all, we were left in Mexico with an under 2 years old boy. Reason, apparently we were late but we were not and simply Aeromexico probably oversold tickets and put others in our seats"
Cons: "To resolve our problem. Supervisor was so disrespectful and treated us so badly we had to get ao mad at them so we could get at least a hotel to spend 17 hours until our next flight which they wanted to provide"

Cons: "Very old plane"

Cons: "Everything is perfect Thanks"

Cons: "Entertainment selection was mediocre."

Cons: "Flight delayed. They were moving us from door to door. My connecting flight was delayed too. The flight was supposed to leave at 1am when ended up leaving and hour past that plus a lot of children were traveling in that flight and I don’t think it was okay to be moving all these families around from door to door. It was 2am this children needed to be sleeping on Thebes plane that was supposed to leave at 1am. Really disappointed."

Pros: "The cabin was kept quiet, dark and orderly for the night flight."
Cons: "Same as above. The seat in economy is truly an endurance test. No way to go to sleep."

Cons: "The flight was delayed by three hours (reason unknown) and the entertainment on flight shut off once and then froze for 20 minutes"

Pros: "nothing at all, awful flight, an awful person sitting next to us, just awful all around nothing good to say about it"
Cons: "everything awful seating, awful crew, a very disappointing flight is sad that Mexican airlines provide one of the worst services is there to offer"

Pros: "I missed my connection flight. I couldn’t get my situation fixed and got stranded in Mexico City because of the most horrendous service I have experienced in my entire life."
Cons: "The organization for boarding. Communication and costumer service. I am really disappointed on this airline"

Pros: "I liked how staright-forward the whole process was. No different if I was flying anywhere else. I didn't feel like I didn't know what was going on because I didn't speak Spanish."

Cons: "on the flight Bogotá-Mexico, in business, they offer for diner a sándwich and fried potatoes. The liquor quality was very por. on thr flight back, one of our suitcases was broken and the padlock was stoled"

Pros: "SAA"
Cons: "SAA"

Pros: "COmfortable seats and great staff. Food was the most bland that I have experience on Aeromexico but they all can't be home runs."
Cons: "Entertainment system had malfunction and was down for half the flight. Leaving me halfway through a film (pet peeve)."

Cons: "Rude crew."

Pros: "Love the comfort and room of the seats. A plus to have charger station in your seat"
Cons: "Staff not so friendly. Not giving us enough attention"

Pros: "Was all good even saw a couple get in the toilet for the mile high club!"

Pros: "Flight had no major inconveniences or mishaps."
Cons: "Paid $150 more for AM Plus. Not worth it."

Pros: "Mileage was credited to my account of SKY TEAM immediately. Many movies are available."
Cons: "The shelf between two seats were not clean. I asked a young steward to clean the shelf. He cleaned it later."

Pros: "Good hot meal"

Cons: "How crowded it was and how much they charge for luggagr"

Pros: "Fast boarding, decent seat space (AM+), fast, courteous staff"
Cons: "I paid $14USD for internet assuming the USB charging ports worked, only to find that they did not, getting only 15 minutes of my 6 hour flight!"

Cons: "It was too cold on the plane."

Pros: "Overall planes were ontime Staff pleasant. Tv entertainment was certainly adequate"
Cons: "Food was terrible Both trips a bun with mystery meat and cheese And a pudding on the side My last overnight trip my seat didn’t recline making sleeping almost impossible"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "My shoes were stolen"

Pros: "Lots of really good movie choices"

Cons: "Delayed hours, both on my flight to Managua and from Managua. Going through customs and having to pick up your luggage and the go back through security is annoying. What do they think has changed since the last security check? The seats are small if you have long legs. The food is not good, but I guess what airline's is?"

Pros: "Crew was very nice, lots of movies and kids shows to choose from on the plane"
Cons: "Flight delayed, missed connecting flights, very little communication about delays etc. Terrible turbulence for 3 hours, food was not good at all. Don’t eat breakfast"

Pros: "The crew was very nice."
Cons: "The screen at my seat did not work. Nobody told me why or mentioned it to me. While I was sleeping a flight attendant took away my tray of food before I was finishing eating."

Pros: "We initially had a big scare because they had overbooked the flight and we were told that we had no seats. We had to pay an extra $50 to check a bag because, although when totaled we were under the weight limitations, each individuals weight combination was over the 10 kilos maximum allowed."
Cons: "We were lucky enough to get seats in First Class (at no extra cost). Although the return was not on first class the food and free drinks (including alcohol) were satisfactory."

Cons: "Only non-vegetarian sandwich"

Pros: "The crew was really nice"
Cons: "The plane does not have any entertainment"

Cons: "Stated "free wifi" on plane by the door entrance. But once seated and trying to log in. You have to pay. So it is not "free" In my opinion that sigh is false advertising."

Pros: "Nothing exciting about the airline. Will try not to use them again. The boarding part was good. Then the plane left an hour later..."
Cons: "Aeromexico was mediocre with nothing I’d remember about. Food was pretty bad, service kind of rude. The planes were crammed and old. Entertaining also very outdated. The 5 hour layover in Mexico City added unnecessary stress to an already long trip from chicago to Buenos Aires."

Pros: "FOOD!!!"
Cons: "Nothing to comment."

Pros: "Smooth flight."
Cons: "The flight from San Francisco to Mexico City was medicore. The plane smelled, the blankets smelled and the flight attendants were not that friendly."

Cons: "The plane was dirty and the stuff was extremly rude."

Pros: "One of the best flights I ever had on the last past 10 years I'm very happy with it thank you keep on going"

Cons: "All"

Pros: "Great service inside the plane"
Cons: "Rude people checking in bags"

Pros: "All the movies And tv shows"
Cons: "The most uncomfortable chairs and a long boarding process"

Cons: "We fly in 777 plane, but the crew member already occupied all of my overhead baggage space. I need to move two seat back for my bag. I am already the first passenger on board of the plane. That also cost the other passenger think I occupied their baggage space and be not too friendly with me during the trip. The notice board in the airport is confuse, we know the gate and the depart time, but no one show up until 120 min before the plane depart. And finally the plane delay and no information show the plane will delay for how long. Bad information in the counter My handle of the sit is broken I have photo to proof if you would need it, I save it with me. The lighting system in the plane is very stupid or may be the crew don't know how to operate, every time they just turn on all the light no matter we are sleep or not! This is a red eye flight passenger should have a choice to not get disturb, when the light on I need to turn it off every time! And the next passenger don't really know how to turn the light off that always on during the flight! Super bad flying experience. Not comfortable at all. Can't sleep much!"

Pros: "Help from attendants"
Cons: "Too crowded"

Pros: "Friendly crew and smooth flight."
Cons: "Flight left over an hour late, very simple tasteless food with little choices of beer that was not cold."

Pros: "Because of a leg wound, we could not make the flight. But AM ticket refund is one of the worst in the business."

Cons: "Proceso de check in no es de lo mejor, después no tiene servicio de entrenimientos, pero ofrece un refrigerio que otras compañías aéreas no brindan."

Cons: "they filled the plane. Every seat. Even though there has been covid-19 fears. No other company has started this"

Pros: "Miserable all around experience"
Cons: "The flight delay was not reported correctly until 30 minutes before expected departure. The baggage carousel stopped running after already being more then a hour late. No members present to rectify. Absolutely terrible trip"

Pros: "I am no longer comfortable with airline seats, bad nerve in back of leg."
Cons: "Poor communication about “Red-tagging” carry on luggage"

Cons: "Nothing evething is ok"

Pros: "The crew was incredibly attentive and helpful."

Pros: "Whole row to myself. Greqt movie, in early and informative pro of a captain."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Leg room was way too small, bathroom had no water in the sink, horrible flight!"

Cons: "Less passengers or bigger plane means more room. Everything was perfect except for being uncomfortably cramped."

Cons: "legroom"

Pros: "There is nothing positive to say besides it got me where I needed to go, even though my first flight was cancelled and had to completely redirect to another airport an that took me 2 hours to get to."
Cons: "Everything, the staff was rude especially at the gate. I was forced to check my bag not because of size but because I was in Group 6 boarding and I got on there was plenty of room on the plane. I had even explained I needed to do work and would have to hold everything in my arms."

Pros: "Everything was excellent"

Pros: "I did like everything"
Cons: "The attention from the crew"

Pros: "The crew was amazing, considering the late flight & full plane."

Pros: "the food was great, and they served dinner right away so passengers could get some sleep before arrival"

Cons: "Took forever to get the bags"

Pros: "Good crew, good service, good captain."
Cons: "If I did not have to check my carry-on to baggage claim. The flight was delayed and landed late (high winds)"

Pros: "For American’s domestic fleet, this is my favourite airplane, the Airbus A321. It has the largest coach seats so no matter where you sit, you aren’t a sardine in a tin can (like those awful 737s). Cabin crew was quiet and seemingly tired, but that’s fine for an evening flight. Peaceful flight."
Cons: "While I love their A321 fleet, they need to add power outlets at each seat! Otherwise, it was was good overall."

Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "Baggage was not that faster but was still okay Although improvements will be great"

Pros: "Would fly again- irritated at how does a flight manage to get overbooked"
Cons: "Flight was 3 seats overbooked, they had to wait until 3 people willingly took a later flight. Like a game of chicken between 100 people."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No legroom in 17 E"

Pros: "All was good with the flight. It was a bit cramped, but it was an old full flight. Not a big deal"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Cons: "Another delay on second segment of cross country flight — this time for maintenance issues that were never fully explained. took off an hour late from DFW."

Pros: "Is not only the most convenient airport for our flying, but we always have a good experience. Loyalty paid. And we are AA clients for more than 25 years. ."
Cons: "I would like if they offer a better quality of drinks (wine, Prosecco) in first class. Now they can buy a French wines for a great Rices"

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Waiting for 30 minutes a Dublin to dock."

Pros: "Experience was fine, Flight was late leaving & plane seamed pretty old. The crew however is was very good."

Pros: "They rerouted me so I at least salvaged some of my trip."
Cons: "They rerouted me for no reason making me miss my reunion."

Pros: "Staff were nice enough."
Cons: "We gate checked our stroller and carseat intending to pick them up at the gate when we land. This is something we do every flight we take with no issue, but despite the gate agent confirming that the items would meet us on the jetway, when we landed, we were informed that we would need to pick them up in baggage claim. This meant that instead of having our infant sleeping in his car seat as we spent an hour + going through customs, we had to carry a crying baby around the entire time. In addition to the fact that we asked the gate agent told us the wrong thing, instead of being handled with care, the stroller and car seat were sent down the baggage claim carousel with all of the other bags, getting banged up. This was incredibly frustrating and a terrible customer service experience."

Pros: "Friendly crew, and my wife and I were lucky to have empty seats next to us."
Cons: "Old plane, no food, no in-seat entertainment, drinks only for purchase. This is what air travel was like in the 1980s. A nice throwback flight!"

Cons: "Bought 2 tickets but seats weren’t together poor service"

Pros: "Despite numerous delays, we made it to Philadelphia. We were alerted to the delays in a timely manner. We were also treated to a snack cart and cupcakes to celebrate the first day of direct flights."
Cons: "A long delay. Patience is everything and the staff and crew were very friendly."

Cons: "I am not tall but there was no leg room. My knees were in the back of seat. And when passenger in front reclined???? Arggh"

Pros: "Staff and Entertainment"
Cons: "Back row, but someone has to sit there :)"

Cons: "Late leaving Monterey. Other than that, fine trip"

Pros: "On time, food service"

Pros: "Overall solid flight"

Pros: "An early morning flight and all went well."

Cons: "Iberia does not have a check in counter at lax. All flights are operated by American, but ticket issued by Iberia. American could not locate my ticket and as a result I missed my flight. Iberia's 1800 number would not cooperate to release or rebook my ticket until a full day and 3 trips to the airport later when I made a manager speak to an American airline rep to explain and resolve what should be done with my unused ticket. Unbelievably inefficient and rude."

Pros: "Everything was on time and great."
Cons: "Ever thing was fine."

Pros: "The amount of food we received was very unexpected and it was in abundance! The crew was awesome and friendly."
Cons: "I wish I could have picked my own entertainment to watch. But what was shown was entertaining."

Pros: "Flight on time."

Cons: "2 hours late. Kept moving the boarding time by 10min"

Pros: "The plane was late and we could not catch our other flight connection so we had to wait 2 1/2 hours from the one"

Cons: "Always delaysd"

Pros: "- approachable staff - plane was insulated enough where I wasn't too cold - ample food options on flight"
Cons: "- plane was older and less comfortable - limited film selection - films only played at certain times so you had to wait in queue until the next showing started"

Pros: "Excellent aircraft. EJR190. Not big but very comfortable aircraft. AA has decided to give actual leg room. Nice experience even in the back of the aircraft."
Cons: "AA needs to work on boarding logistics at LaGuardia. It's confusing to have to shuttle across the tarmac to another terminal. If the flight times had been closer I would not have arrived in time to board."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Hour late crew rude"

Cons: "Paid $80 for more leg room seat and I didn't have any more room for my legs at all. Rip off."

Pros: "Nutting"
Cons: "For one of the premier air company's. They don't know what there doing. Old planes. Super hot. Dirty airplane."

Pros: "The Crew found and solved the problem."
Cons: "My Family and I missed our 5 a.m. flight Tuesday. We then missed one more 6am. Everyone helped my Family and I to get the 8 O'clock flight. Which we did. And had a good trip home. Missing those flight was not made by my Family. But solving that problem was done smoothly. Sharon T."

Pros: "The crew was friendly, energetic, educational and very helpful"
Cons: "Des moines airplanes seem to be the left overs. Old and outdated."

Cons: "The frustrating portion was the airline's lack of desire to fix our problems. The first flight was late because of mechanical issues and then Air Canada was not at all forthcoming in getting us rebooked on the next flight. Something that should have been quite simple involved me having to fight with workers just to get put on a new flight -- nobody wanted to actually do the work."

Cons: "My Mon couldn't fly because I never have noticed that she needed a Canadian Visa. She came from Mexico with her American visa and the experience buying a ticket with this airline was a nightmare."

Pros: "The food was very good and they serve drinks and water many times. The crew members were very efficient."

Pros: "Very good food. Great range of entertainment -- much better than United, which last year gave no selection for the long rides between Beijing and Chicago"
Cons: "Boarding process. We had four flights on Air Canada, and were put in the last boarding group on every one of them, which makes it hard to get overhead space. It seems statistically impossible for them to assign the worst boarding group to the same people every time, but they did it."

Pros: "Big and spacious plane, plenty of room although room for carry on bags was limited."
Cons: "It took a long time for the plane to take off and we didn't have much communication as to why this was happening."

Pros: "The only positive was the initial price, but even after opting for a price increase to lessen travel time failed with the delays and flight changes."
Cons: "3 out of 4 flights were either delayed, changed, boarding radically changed. An attendant actually had the audacity to sarcastically ask who I was voting for (president) once he new I was American. The customer service rep in Toronto further blamed us for not checking flights 48 hrs in advance, although I checked in 20 hrs earlier and received false flight info. The crew also stated in flight "that those continuing on the the USA, did NOT have to complete customs declaration forms" ....WRONG!"

Pros: "The passenger beside me was nice."
Cons: "Week long convention and showed up 2 hours early. Fell asleep at the gate. Last flight of the night and I was the ONLY person around. None of the 5 staff members thought to wake the middle aged lady asleep by herself. Woke in a panic and they said my flight left a few mins ago. Said they paged me. When I took off my hearing aids they all stood there stunned. They put me on the next flight home 12 hours later. Asked for my bags, no one took them off the plane. Against policy and illegal. Had to sleep at the airport. Very poor experience with the Air Canada staff in Las Vegas."

Cons: "The process to get thru customs was horrible. If there would have been more people working the wait would not have been so bad."

Pros: "EXCELLENT LEG ROOM AND SPACE"
Cons: "THE FOOD SUCKS....EAT A DECENT MEAL BEFORE YOU BOARD. THANK GOD I WASNT HUNGRY OR I WOULD HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED."

Pros: "the flight was on time, without any delay"
Cons: "Variety of movies needs to be improved asap A bag of Pretzels or any type of snack would be a plus"

Pros: "Great service (Business Class)"
Cons: "Delayed 1.5 hours due to fueling issue in YYJ (not Air Canada's fault) Breakfast (business class) never varies and is getting somewhat boring"

Cons: "The person checking me in to getting seat assignment must have been having a bad day. She was downright rude."

Pros: "Boarding went smoothly. The entertainment (monitors in the seat-backs) was excellent. The crew was friendly and helpful. The food was much better than I expected on a flight."
Cons: "I flew economy, so I didn't expect luxury, but that's a very tight fit for an 8-hour flight. I understand that industry standards have gone in this direction and that it's necessary to remain competitive, but at some point the industry needs to take into account the actual size of passengers. What are the seats now, about 16" wide? With so little leg room that I couldn't cross my legs if the seat in front of me was reclined. I'm a slim woman, about 130 lbs., and I was very (very) uncomfortable. I can hardly imagine the discomfort for the poor woman next to me (a plump post-middle-aged lady). I would definitely fly Air Canada again, as the staff was great and the overall experience was good. But I'm looking forward to the end of this trend of reducing space per passenger."

Cons: "Trying to take off twice and warning lights came on. We had to sit in the plane for an extra 1.5hrs and an additional hour in the terminal. Third time was a charm"

Pros: "Good selection of viewing content. Wide variety. Like the NFB channel."
Cons: "The food was the worst plane food I have eaten in 25 years of traveling. It wasn't even edible!! Overcooked, dry, tasteless, awful food! Shocking at how bad it was. Bathrooms were very dirty right from beginning of flight."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything-the food is horrible, no space, no monitor so what do you do on an 8 hour flight overseas? When we booked, we were not told that we would be flying Air Canada Rouge, but were told we would be flying a different type of plane with amenities. Talk about Bait and Switch. Will avoid Air Canada in the future."

Cons: "Very long line to get to security"

Pros: "See my response to the trip from Denver to Barcelona. I'm not repeating myself. Terrible plain, terrible food. Cabin crew not as bad as gong from Toronto to Barcelona."
Cons: "See my response to the trip from Denver to Barcelona."

Pros: "There was entertainment on board although it was very limited. All of the crew were very helpful and professional."

Cons: "Did not fly Air Canada from Phoenix to Toronto; flew much cheaper version "Rouge". Flight was delayed more than 40 minutes in Phoenix while cargo rearranged, making us late for connection in Toronto (1.5 hour layover initially). Stewardess told us we could make flight if we ran through airport, but when we got to the gate, we were told that we had been rescheduled on another flight 2 days later! Crew on flight did not tell us this. We did manage to get another flight to Frankfurt 2 hours later on Air Canada, then to Barcelona on Lufthansa, arriving 8 hours later than originally scheduled. Rouge flight had fewer amenities than Southwest and less legroom. Did not know what were getting when booked flight -Will never fly Rouge again!"

Pros: "The crew had a problem passenger in first class (I was sitting a few rows back on the other side of the curtain. I noticed that the flight attendant was quickly dealing with something in front but kept her calm and didn't disrupt the overall experience of the passengers. When we landed the police boarded and arrested the man. The people around me didn't even notice anything was going on. I congratulate the Air Canada crew for keeping their cool and they obviously get good training to help them out in these situations."

Pros: "Because of a plane malfunction I ended up meeting 3 very good friends. The flight was okay"

Pros: "The crew in Orlando was efficient and kind to waiting passengers. We were boarded and in the air in record time. Surprisingly, my baggage was unloaded in Toronto in record time. I would hope that that it always the case."

Cons: "Flight delayed for no good reason"

Pros: "There was nothing to like about the flight, other than the fact that the crew was compatent."
Cons: "As far as I'm concerned , I didn't fly Air Canada, I flew Air Canada Rouge. Air Canada Rouge is a VERY poor representative of the Air Canada brand. There is NO legroom!!! My seat mate, who is Canadian told me that they reduced the distance by 3 inches from the Air Canada standard. I am not a tall person, I only have a 30 inch inseam, but my knees were touching the seat in front of me. Anyone over 6 feet tall would be VERY uncomfortable."

Cons: "From LGA to Toronto the input jack for the headphones was all messed up and I kept having to fiddle with it to get good sound."

Pros: "Everything was well organized and we were able to depart sooner than scheduled."
Cons: "There were some items on the menu that were not actually available."

Pros: "The flight from Tel Aviv to Toronto was excellent and the food was great. I'm definitely using Air Canada in the future!"

Cons: "No free movies. Tight leg room for an international flight. No complimentary beverages. What a huge difference from Lufthansa which we used to fly to Europe. Would avoid Air Canada Rouge of overseas travel."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Good landing ahead of scheduled arrival time"
Cons: "Airplane is Too small :)"

Pros: "frankfort to Toronto was Lufthansa. Excellent."

Pros: "Comfy seat, good food, great attentive service and wonderful safe take offs and landings! Also we received extra treats for their inaugural flight from Brussels to Toronto."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Two bags plus a carry-on."

Pros: "The crew appeared overworked and understaffed. I feel that there should have been at least 2 to 4 more to help with the large number of passengers on the plane. It appeared to be more than full and perhaps extra seating was added."
Cons: "The plane was overcrowded. Seating was extremely uncomfortable and much too narrow. I am a relatively thin person but the person to my right was large and kept on pushing into me during the entire flight. Plus it took us over an hour and 30 minutes before we left the airport because we had to wait until the entire plane off boarded before a wheelchair could be brought for my wife. After the wheelchair was brought and we picked up our luggage, (2 bags), which by the way were the last 2 on the carousel, there was only one line through customs for people with special needs. By the time we left the airport I spent at least 45 minutes trying to find the cab which had been sent from Rochester, NY to pick us up and when I finally found him he wasn't allowed to stop in the taxi lane to pick us up in the taxi lane because he wasn't an authorized cab in spite of the fact that I told the security person that my wife was in a wheelchair and the weather was close to 0 degrees celsus and it was snowing."

Pros: "My legs barely fit, but it was possible to sit without my knees hitting the seat"
Cons: "No movies, no air vents, reading lights only work sometimes"

Cons: "Late boarding not enough options on their menu since were I got to my hotel at 12:30 after my car rental to listen to please overall how late they were"

Pros: "Had extra legroom but paid for it"

Pros: "Air Canada has the best food, most leg room for economy class and super efficient. I will be using Air Canada often in the future."

Cons: "I didn't like the fact that my flight from the United Kingdom came in late and that resulted to missing my flight to Indianaplis and ruined my entire plan for the day."

Pros: "Flight attendants were very accommodating despite the full flight. It was comfortable and we received updates from the pilot and flight crew throughout the trip. Love Air Canada!"

Pros: "I had a missed connection due to a problem with the US visa on arrival system being down (mainly my fault for not being adequately prepared). Air Canada staff were very helpful and courteous, they rebooked my flight for the next day and helped me find a hotel for the night. Greatly appreciated!"

Cons: "My 10:10 flight got cancelled snd AC put us on an earlier flight so that my layover was over 6 hours in Toronto to catch my flight to Tokyo Haneda. That was very painful."

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "Flight was late without explanation making it difficult to make the connecting flight. The Toronto airport is a mess - avoid it if at all possible (I.e. Don't fly Air Canada)."

Pros: "Air Canada service was wonderful for the Mtl-Toronto keg of the journey. Comfortable, efficient and pleasant"
Cons: "the electronic self booking is a bit unclear and stressfull. More staff on hand to assist and help with questions would be good."

Pros: "the seats reclined better than most in my experience"
Cons: "it was too hot. the vegetarian food was vegan. it was not filling - very small portion and no protein or fats to make you full for dinner! flight was delayed about 1 3/4 hours"

Pros: "Overall fair experience."

Cons: "Flight delayed after boarding for 2 1/2 hours. Gate agent was condescending. Gate agent trapped us behind hate when trying to leave delayed flight to catch another leaving on time. They weren't accommodating to providing a refund or better flight. Worst airline experience I've ever had."

Pros: "This was my first Air Canada flight, and I was beyond impressed with the service overall. The plane was extremely nice and very spacious. The flight crew was very attentive and helpful, and had great attitudes. I had trouble with my entertainment screen early on, and a flight attendant went out of her way to reset and make sure it was working for me. The 12 hour flights both ways were comfortable and enjoyable."
Cons: "I honestly can't say anything negative about this experience!"

Pros: "Free wifi in airport, easy boarding and disembarking"
Cons: "Limited movies on wifi, limited sandwiches"

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