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Average price round-trip

C$ 389 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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C$ 220 or less

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C$ 136 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for C$ 172 or less one-way and C$ 280 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.
  • Morning departure is around 6% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 4 airlines serving New York to San Francisco

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8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,232 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

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: "The flight was delayed 45 minutes"

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: "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: "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: "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: "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: "Delayed both ways"

Pros: "Very Happy with Hot food"

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Was moved to a premium seat, but since it was an international flight and i didnt have cell service so I didnt get a notification until i was at the gate. I was relocated from the rest of my party and wasnt able to communicate with them, so they were worried there was an issue with my ticket and that i wasnt on the plane."

Pros: "For such a short flight, it was an amazing trip to SFO. Friendly crew and service was top notch."

Pros: "Staff is always helpful and pleasant - text messages about flight changes/departures/gate changes, etc - always updated! And love the usb for charging phone."

Pros: "Nice crew, comfortable seating, good wi-if/entertainment"
Cons: "Did not take off on time, food cost extra"

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

Cons: "I understand the possibility of flight delay. I also believe that a proper notice should be deliver to customers as early as possible. My flight was scheduled at 6:50pm, and thus I arrived at the airport around 5:30pm and went through security check. I found that my flight is now scheduled to depart at 10:40pm. There was no explanation, and I did not recieve any notice. It can be easily sent via email or text message. Now, I have to wait for 4 HOURS at the airport. I was a quite disappointed by this unacceptable service."

Cons: "Limited choice of movies and my movie discontinued part way through and I did not have time to replay."

Cons: "Horrible. Just plain ugly. I miss virgin. Literally a big F U for my experience. Thanks for ruining my life you A holes."

Cons: "A very long flight to only offer a packet of cookies. A granola bar, trail mix, offering a second round of snack, etc would've been nice"

Pros: "That they boarded the people in the back of the plane first."
Cons: "The slowness of the boarding process. It seemed to take forever. There was only one attendant manning the announcements and checking the boarding passes."

Cons: "We boarded, then were told to exit after sitting for close to 40 minutes on the jetway with NO AC. It was close to 2 hours until a flight could take us to SFO. It ruined my plans and I will be requesting a full refund from Alaska."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Second mechanical problem in a row. Flight attendants did not do anything...communication was terrible."

Pros: "Free wine"

Pros: "Really good flight with great crew"
Cons: "I wish there were vegan options"

Pros: "No delay, nice n comfortable"

Pros: "Ease of boarding; device plugin at my seat."
Cons: "The stupid bags fees! C'mon there is absolutely NO reason to charge $25 per bag. That's just a con job to squeeze more money out of us."

Pros: "Rescheduled flight was on time"
Cons: "My original return flight was rescheduled due to air traffic control and the return city was changed. This was fine but the email sent to me never told me to re check in. When I arrived at the airport one hour before the flight, my seat had been given away because I wasn't yet checked in... therefore, I had to be rebooked the following day without any compensation for hotel... not the best way to handle this situation."

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: "The crew was awesome."
Cons: "The airplanewas a bit cramped for such a long flight"

Pros: "Overall no complaints about flying from Newark to San Diego. The extra legroom in coach was much appreciated as this is how Alaska sets up their seat configuration. Flight attendants came through numerous times with beverages. Having the free movies available on your personal device great. I also liked having the ability to print out my bag tags I had a time and just dropping off my check in baggage quickly."
Cons: "Only reason I couldn't give 5 stars was limited free snacks as they gave some small cookies. Even having some small bags of chips like they do on JetBlue would be nice. My flight was delayed 90 min, so that was painful."

Pros: "Online wifi"
Cons: "They ran out of hot meals for purchase one row ahead of me"

Pros: "-Complimentary Snacks Served 2x -Smooth Flight & Landing"
Cons: "-Need to be more hospitable when people need to use the Restroom."

Pros: "Everything. Great Airline all around. My first time flying with JetBlue and will definitely fly with them again. Roomy seating in between rows, great entertainment and excellent in flight internet FREE. Great food and beverage options, most of them free. And great, genuinely helpful and kind staff."

Pros: "So cold"

Pros: "Facilities and amenities (WiFi, unlimited snacks, comfortable seat)"
Cons: "Gate agents consistently telling paxs to SIT DOWN if their boarding group hasn’t been called yet."

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

Pros: "Everything except ability to book seat"
Cons: "Would have appreciated being able to book my seats earlier"

Pros: "Free WiFi and seat comfort!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "In flight entertainment was great"

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: "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."

Cons: "BOARDING WENT SMOOTHLY, FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WERE GOOD, FREE ENTERTAINMENT WAS GREAT, SEATS WERE COMFORTABLE."

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: "i always like the movies and snacks"
Cons: "the delay"

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

Pros: "Smooth flight everything moved pretty timely"
Cons: "Check in was a little hectic"

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: "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: "Kindness all around from gate agent who gave us lovely seats even though my husband caught in morass of pre-holiday TSA line to flight attendant who we saw first hand give superlative care to man traveling with 2 children, one of whom had very high medical needs and required lots of accessible supplies. Comfy seats and great communication just seem to go without saying at Jet Blue."
Cons: "TSA at JFK was having a rough night"

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

Pros: "2.5 hours late boarding because there was no piliot or co pilot. They lied about reason blaming on grounding by san fran but then a supervisor said they were waiting for a pilot because they were taking out"
Cons: "The crew"

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: "I hate no text alerts for the final return flights. Again this Sucks big time. They don't care enough about having their passengers well being after a long flight. The people in charged with IT should be fired. If you don't care to provide the same level of service as everyone else you should not be in the business."

Cons: "Entertainment system was down"

Pros: "Crew was very friend, Erick in particular was very nice."
Cons: "Took way too long to board, because apparently we had to wait for one more flight attendant before anyone can board. Delayed our boarding and ultimately departure time as well."

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: "Crew were great, boarding process was good too. Great snacks and overall a good experience."
Cons: "The plan temperature was like 85°f for the whole journey meaning you pass our, sweat, or get a headache. Also the seats were really uncomfortable."

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

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!"

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: "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!"

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."

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

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"

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

Pros: "great crew"

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

Pros: "The entertainment options and noticing the little touches that Delta is making to improve the brand and experience."
Cons: "Seems like there are legacy "attitude" issues with the crew. I sat on the aisle yesterday, and SEVERAL times I was bumped, quite rudely, by passing crew. In one instance, as they passed to pick up trash, they took two of my three items. They started walking on, and I tapped them as they passed to pick up the third. She brusquely turned and said: don't touch me to get my attention. No please; quite rude, and unnecessary."

Cons: "No communication between different parts of the airport; early arrival, over 2 hours getting through baggage claim; good luck rechecking your bag; almost missed flight with a 2 1/2 hour layover. Workers on the ground don't care, or either don't know what's next on the transit through the airport."

Cons: "It was late and i missed my next flight"

Pros: "Efficient hop to Boston"

Pros: "Staff"
Cons: "I was not aware, when I picked my seat, that we were ahead of the Emergency Exit. My seat was extremely uncomfortable."

Cons: "Female flight attendants were rude and acted like the passengers were a bother. Tried to move to an emergency row after the doors closed, which was empty and the flight attendant refused stating we had to pay extra. NOT HAPPY"

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

Pros: "The environment and efficiency."
Cons: "TIMING"

Pros: "The entertainment is always great on delta and they have new snacks now!"
Cons: "Cabin service took a bit longer than normal and we were stuck on the tarmack for at least 30 mins waiting to take off. Not anyone’s fault, just annoying"

Pros: "Everything went wonderful. Excellent crew"
Cons: "No problems"

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

Cons: "The plane was delayed by more than 3 hours due to "weather problems" earlier in the day. Delta did not permit re-booking to flights that left JFK for Boston earlier, even tho there seats available, instead insisting that we had to wait for our assigned flight. Small snacks (regular Coke, no Diet) did not really compensate well."

Pros: "Entertainment, newer plane, great crew. and complimentary meal? fantastic."
Cons: "I checked in 12 hours in advance for both trips and was assigned a B seat toward the back of the plane for both, with no capability to select my seats in advance."

Pros: "Everything was pretty good like usual, except when we landed we sat on the runway for 45 minutes waiting for a gate as ours was occupied by a plane that was having mechanical issues. Not great."

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"

Pros: "left on time - landed early. Gate checked my luggage for me."

Pros: "Complimentary meal and entertainment, very good service from flight attendants."
Cons: "Seat 43B?! I checked in 12+ hours in advance."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "3.5 hour delay due to lack of co-pilot. No consessions for delay when asked at gate. Lack of leg room. Broken tv, I asked twice to be fix nothing was ever done."

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: "plane had individual movies for free with each seat!"

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: "Both flights were on-time, no gate changes. Staff was friendly enough, and seat back entertainment was appreciated. Everything went as you always hope it does for flights!"

Pros: "Nice crew, normal seats, TV etc. They were very apologetic about the delays. They gave multiple updates and came around with water/snacks"
Cons: "The plane was delayed to wait for passengers from another flight. We waited for almost two hours. After that there was multiple technical difficulties- loading the bags, closing the door, refueling...the list goes on. We ended up taking off almost four hours late."

Cons: "Smooth flight on time"

Pros: "The crew did a fantastic job, as is usually the case. Thanks folks."
Cons: "The three hour delay, the lack of the new business class seats the plane was supposed to have, and United’s inability to get us our bags after we missed our connecting flight by 20 minutes."

Pros: "Total shambles and disorganized with information on a flight delayed by 3hrs. We missed our connection and had to layover 8 hours at the next airport with no consideration or compensation whatsoever."
Cons: "Their attitude along with their incompetency"

Pros: "Boarding was OK. Relatively oldish plane but first class seats was comfortable"
Cons: "Where to start. Delayed, usual charming flight attendants, warm wine, no vegetarian menu options, fish said turbot and was something else for sure. Luggage took for ever. Reminds me why I avoid them if I can"

Pros: "Seats in economy plus"
Cons: "Very cranky crew. Very long flight due to weather"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "- same price as economy in other airlines - no carry on - no online check in - kiosk check in only after a united employee scans their badge - extreme confusion and delays at check in counter because of these changes - unhelpful and uninformed ground staff"

Pros: "Om time"
Cons: "Didn't offer food, just handed out soda"

Pros: "Leg room on the flight was terrible simply terrible."

Pros: "Entertainment system was great, great selection for adults and kids. Flight crew were professional and polite."
Cons: "The veiled threat that we wouldn't be seated together because of purchasing special economy fare. We were seated together after all. 1 adult 2 kids 7 and 11."

Pros: "The crew was hospitable and friendly. They helped me get to my seat and were very effiecient during their food service."
Cons: "As soon as we boarded, the told us that the wifi was unavailable throughout the flight."

Cons: "Three hours late"

Cons: "Flight was four hours delayed."

Cons: "seating at the exit row so no screen and wifi did not work so no private screening"

Pros: "The boarding process was as expected and comfortability."
Cons: "I did not like the fact there was no in flight tv, while I brought my laptop the wifi did not work at all."

Pros: "Funny flight attendant, easy boarding"
Cons: "No snack or real food on a 5.5 hour flight? Not cool! I get cutbacks but that's a long flight over mealtime. My headphone jack didn't work well so I had to hold it in place the entire time so it wouldn't be fuzzy noise."

Cons: "Internet service did not work as advertised."

Cons: "didn't know how to download the entertainment system"

Pros: "The flight attention is good."
Cons: "We have stay the night In SAF without food, water and the Airline staft very indifferent."

Pros: "Great selection of TV programs"
Cons: "I'm still annoyed that back in December I had a passenger throw chemicals on me that made me sick and that the flight crew could not be found to intervene. All I got was a $150 voucher. It made me very sick and caused permanent damage to my corneas (documented), but no one cared."

Pros: "Flight attendants, entertainment. Thomas from United rocks"
Cons: "Nothing. All was good"

Pros: "United is old school &, I'd forgotten what that meant. The crew was nice, the flight itself was fine, a bit bumpy, but that's weather, not the pilot. The in flight entertainment was good, and had many choices."
Cons: "One tiny bag of snacks, paying for Wi-Fi so I could get work done? Sitting in a seat that wouldn't tip back correctly (that I upgraded to the night before +$109)"

Cons: "There was no food"

Pros: "I know that they've been in the news a lot lately for poor decisions, but everybody from the check-in counter through the flight crew were fantastic. I had a service dog with me, and they upgraded someone from a window seat in economy to allow me and the dog a window seat (rather than the middle seat we had been assigned)."

Pros: "Everyone was very attentive and the flight could not have been more comfortable."

Pros: "NOTHING!"
Cons: "DIRTY PLANES, POOR SERVICE. DELAYED FLIGHT AGAIN"

Pros: "NOTHING!"
Cons: "The was dirty, the flight attendants were rude and not helpful. the flight was late"

Pros: "I had a whole row to myself (after hours of delay)"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, costing me $$$ and time. No communication from airline. Got in at 2 am"

Cons: "the plane was dirty, the boarding process was chaotic, and the staff was not concerned with the passengers. will never fly united again."

Pros: "The movies where good."
Cons: "When the flight attendant said there was absolutely nothing that they could do for me. I started to ask if thier was anything they could do for me, since I was missing my connecting flight and now going to have to wait 5:30 hours for the next flight that was delayed. I was so disappointed, I mean anything kind would have helped, at this point. The whole day was already filled from previous delays."

Pros: "Plane was warm"
Cons: "No hot meal included"

Pros: "Loved it feats Seats were comfortable boarding went fast. Loved what the flight offered. For a 6 hour flight it was great. Will fly with United again!"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "The staff was sooo attentive and welcoming!"
Cons: "I can't complain about anything!"

Pros: "Entertainment was great. No problem with boarding/departure/baggage claim"
Cons: "Couldn't recline in exit row. No pillow. No foot rest"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The price"

Pros: "Free entertainment for the 6+ hour flight"
Cons: "Says wifi is available for in flight use except you have to pay $15.99....."

Cons: "Seat is very uncomfortable"

Pros: "Entertainment great. Boarding efficient."
Cons: "Again my seat was changed to a middle seat even though I chose window. From this flight all the way through Burbank I thought all employees were slightly rude and unhappy and unfriendly."

Cons: "SFO canceled incoming flights so I asked to reschedule and they put me on a American Airlines flight that had a layover in Pheonix. Why did they use another airline? Why did I pay for a direct flight and have to have a layover. Why did I have to wait in security again. This has been the worst travel experience I've ever had and I'll make sure never to fly united airlines again."

Pros: "Great service and flight was on time"
Cons: "Prices of additional add-ons was ridiculous"

Cons: "Flight attendant took forever to bring me water."

Pros: "I like the in flight entertainment."
Cons: "My flight number did not match theirs and they told me I missed my flight even though I had the right gate number and the fact that I waited for 2 hours and saw no flight departing from the gate."

Pros: "Very smooth check in."
Cons: "The seating being assigned is a bit strange. My husband and I booked our seats together but were assigned separate rows. Luckily people switched with us."

Cons: "NA"

Pros: "They let us know ahead of time so we could arrive later to the airport, and did not have to wait in the airport."
Cons: "- They were very strict about carry-on luggage size, and insisted even after the flight being 3 hours late. My carry-on fit into their overhead compartment just fine. - No food was offered during the 6 hours flight. - Chairs in coach are uncomfortable for long flights (same as some other airlines I've flown with). Feet or head rest could be nice additions that don't require much additional space per passenger."

Pros: "First time I traveled in business class with United Airline. Except food for vegetarian (those are not eating even eggs.) was not satisfactory."

Pros: "Everyone was friendly"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Service, entertainment collection, leg space"

Cons: "it took over 2 hours to get water !"

Pros: "Good entertainment system, large screen with a USB power outlet."
Cons: "Stuck in a middle Seatt All for is expnsive Staff don't know how to make tea (only coffee)."

Cons: "Flight was delayed 30 mins due to refueling. No overhead storage available on both flights. Poor air circulation which made me nauseous."

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