Kayak. You have got to be kidding !!! Get on top of things. !!!1
Avianca’s customer service is the worst I have ever encountered. It should be easy for another airline, even with bad customer service, to take over their share of the market.
Pros: "They treated me super great"
Pros: "The people on the plane were great."
Cons: "The San Salvador airport is chaotic and not user friendly."
Pros: "Seats are good and crew excellent"
Cons: "I miss the jack Daniels"
Cons: "Boarding room was not open until like an hour before flight. No entertainment system aboard."
Pros: "Flight was very smooth and plane was comfortable. Crew was great and so the Captain and his staff"
Cons: "Everything ok"
Pros: "The attention of the staff"
Cons: "Waiting rooms should be more comfortable"
Cons: "Lots of passenger we were cold we needed a blanket and there were no more ."
Pros: "The Crew was nice"
Cons: "The luggage took for ever to arrived."
Pros: "Excellent crew service and atention."
Pros: "My seat wouldn't recline"
Pros: "Excellent customer service and flight on time"
Pros: "the crew was great and very friendly."
Cons: "I wish my return itinerary hadn't changed, that was a bummer. going from 10+ hours to something like 16+ hours was annoying."
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable."
Cons: "Better food options."
Pros: "Nothing like me. The next time I will choose another airline."
Cons: "I made my check in early in the morning. My flight was at 21:00 and for my sorprise they changed my prefered sit and gave me another seat behind my family. I protested so much and the gave me a very stupid reason. I am thinking to claim my money back for the prefered seats."
Cons: "No problem"
Cons: "Would not recommend this airline to my worst enemy"
Cons: "There was no entertainment option. There were no screens or charging stations on the seats and my earphone plug did not work to watch the movie playing on the common screen, which was very small and hard to view."
Pros: "The crew,workers seemed to try to get people accommodated The straight flight to my destination"
Cons: "My seat was broken, which wasn’t my seat but moved there because I was accommodating to other people with companions that decided to seat where ever they liked but their own seats. The flight attendant asked me to move so I did. I didn’t like that we boarded late with no explanation as to why When they started boarding us , it was chaotic"
Cons: "The 4 hour delay to leave Roatan"
Cons: "From NY to the San Salvador we arrive safe excellent fly. What I did not like was to wait 4hours and 54 minutes . And to Waite 3 more hours almost the fly from El San Salvador to Panama and the fly was for 1 hour and 54 minutes that’s was too much to wait and was very awful. Avianca food did not like it. Thanks,"
Pros: "The staff on the plane were extremely friendly and quick to assist when needed. Always checking in and making sure our flight was smoothly and we were happy."
Cons: "There was only one option for a snack on the way back after breakfast (Spanish quiche) and I wish there was another option for those that do not enjoy quiche."
Cons: "We upgraded to business class but it didn’t make up for the old plane. It was loud, old and dirty, the crew was good. It was was a 5+ hour flight and it would have been great to be on a newer plane, which they use for shorter flights."
Cons: "The plane it was small"
Pros: "the TV!"
Cons: "the food and the selection of movie"
Cons: "The boarding process at El Salvador was a mess. People was not organized at all."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "The passengers on this flight from San Salvador to LAX were drunk and standing in the aisles and talking VERY loudly for nearly the duration of the 4.5 hour flight, and the crew did nothing about it. I asked the crew (a grumpy male flight attendant) if they are allowed to do that, and he merely grunted. The female flight attendants smiled at the large men drinking in the aisles and continued to bring them drinks. My boyfriend had a large man's butt in his face for the duration of the flight. Behind us a man was talking very loudly and obnoxiously about his travels to the point where his voice woke us up. The crew did NOTHING to mitigate the obnoxious behavior of the passengers, and allowed them to stand in the aisle for the whole flight, to the point where we felt claustrophobic and invaded upon. We were particularly surprised as we've heard that this violates airline policy AND the crew did nothing to even ask them to sit or to move to the back of the plane. In addition, it was very hot at the AC was not working above our seats."
Cons: "We would have given 5 stars in the Comfort category but there were 2 kids behind us that spent the entire flight kicking, screaming and crying but we both know (My mother and I) that has nothing to do with the airline company Avianca."
Cons: "Awful food, entertainment, and on board service"
Pros: "Quick boarding, friendly crew"
Cons: "No personal entertainment units."
Pros: "It got me from Point A to Point B, so credit for that?"
Cons: "There were zero vegetarian food options. Entertainment was a shared screen between a dozen passengers. These planes need a fire upgrade."
Cons: "My flight landed at 2:00pm, and my connecting flight boards at 1:55pm. The gate was all the way on the side of the airport and I had to go through another security checkpoint and barely made my flight."
Pros: "Nothing at all it was the worst experience ever"
Cons: "We weren't treated the way we were used to being treated with great customer service this time we felt poorly treated"
Pros: "From boarding to inflight, everything was excellent. My wife and I are already looking at routes that Avianca flies so we can book again!"
Cons: "Falta de respeto a los miembros Diamante."
Pros: "Fly on time. Good customer service on the plain."
Cons: "We were two, they gave us separate sits and they were vacant sits"
Pros: "Love aviancas attention to customer detail especially when traveling with an infant."
Cons: "This aircraft was a older model so not as spacious and didn't have a personal tv in the head rest"
Pros: "We just spent the last 3 weeks in South America including Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos. We took a total of 9 flights with Avianca including a couple of 50-55 minute connections. Flights were consistently on time and service was great. Amazingly, our luggage made it too despite the short connections. Service was very good. The crew was pleasant and they were always serving drinks and food/ snacks even on short flights although food is usual coach fare. All in all a very positive experience. Most of the North American airlines could learn a thing or two regarding punctuality, service and baggage handling."
Pros: "The airplane is fine, the flight was fine."
Cons: "The waiting room in El Salvador was too small, there were no chairs,hot, and full of people"
Pros: "that we landed safely"
Cons: "plane take off was delayed flight 670 and employees on ground were un-organized and over booked"
Pros: "I liked the way the crew treated the pasengers and helped them I wished every avianca crew was like this one"
Pros: "The flights were on time, with great service. This was a connecting flight with only a 45 minute layover and I didn't worry about my luggage being lost (in then end it was transfered to the connection on time)"
Pros: "Personal TV's on flight from NYC to San Salvador"
Cons: "Boarding in San Salvador was confusing because there were two flights boarding at the same gate at the same time. The screen for our flight did not indicate that the flight was boarding, so we thought only the other flight was boarding. We asked three different Avianca employees where and when our flight was boarding. All three gave different answers, none of which were correct. Luckily, we were able to figure out on our own where to go in time to catch the flight."
Pros: "My third time flying Avianca, my third time enjoying the flight. The alternatives from El Salvador (sal) to the U.S. (iah) with no stops is United Airlines and I had such a bad experience with them. I was a loyal customer for Continental but it ended when United took over. So far Avianca has replaced Continental in my list of airlines that I would consider. And KAYAK was awesome as always......"
Cons: "The entertainment choices (but to be fair I did not peruse all of the options available) were not to my liking. Is just a small thing and is not a complaint, is just an observation."
Cons: "They did not load my luggage in the airplane because there was not enough room. They promised to deliver it to my hotel at the night of the same day, but they did not. They gave me the same excuse, there was not enough room in the airplane, even though my luggage had a priority to be in the airplane. I had to discuss it with the call center stuff for a long time to make the arrangement to receive it as soon as possible. The call center stuff was not very helpful and just gave me a lot of unreasonable excuses. I am very disappointing with Avianca."
Pros: "On time, fast boarding, Second leg was very comfortable with ample leg room."
Cons: "Nothing to report."
We were in business class and had to go and find someone to get a drink a couple of times during the flight. Meanwhile, the lady in front of me slept for the first part of the flight and had her dinner later (making a lot of noise) and the steward treated her like royalty. Deplaning was also extremely odd as they spent 15 minutes letting all people off first that had to catch other flights. We were only 15 minutes late. I’ve almost never had to do that before, and only when we were extremely late. Almost seemed like this crew was new and/or inexperienced. Im sure they are going to blame Covid!
Everything when without a hitch
Had to wait over an hour before finding a gate
Pros: "Flight delayed. Missed connecting flight"
Pros: "I learned not to fly with air Canada again"
Cons: "Stop lying to passengers Give little care to travelers with infants Telling us that there are so many infants traveling and no bassinet seats are available then find out that air Canada had sold themSellig for $100... Is a decisive act and careless"
Pros: "Customer service from SFO to YVR. The BNE to YVR customer service wasn’t good when I came, particularly from the Brisbane airport staff, but going back, it was great."
Cons: "Better food, otherwise good"
Pros: "Boarding in Frankfurt was pretty good as all zones had their own gates- somethinh I am missing at YYZ."
Cons: "Legroom is getting tighter and tighter in the Economy class and meals are getting smaller and smaller as the trays are apperaing bigger and bigger..."
Pros: "Space, food and entertainment"
Cons: "It was late 20min"
Pros: "Crew on board pleasant and fluent."
Cons: "Check in at Boston rather snotty. Lounge atrocious. The employee at the gate was not able, or willing, to help with seat mix up on next lap, Toronto/Santiago"
Pros: "Friendliness of staff My familly got to follow my flight very closely."
Cons: "Delays and harsh trubulance (altough i know that wasn’t air Canada’s fault for the weather) The changing of gates and the changing of boarding time without being updated on the application. The changing of the gate was changed moments before the boarding"
Cons: "Air Canada cancelled my original flight and it was difficult to reschedule. Customer service wasn't great."
Pros: "Everything went as expected"
Pros: "As a professional musician, flying with my viola is one of the most nerve wracking experiences, as if it is forced to be checked due to insufficient room for overhead baggage, it could be completely destroyed. As stated in Air Canada's online policy, passengers traveling with musical instruments that fit as carry on baggage are allowed to change to earlier boarding zones. After approaching a staff member with my viola, I wasn't simply assigned an earlier zone, but rather I was allowed to board first. On this principle alone I will be flying Air Canada again. Thank you!!!"
Cons: "Incredibly disorganized"
Pros: "Excellent staff and crew"
Cons: "Arrived 1 hr 15 min late."
Pros: "Staff was great."
Cons: "I avoid rouge at all costs and recommend others to avoid it too. I hate the lack of screens and zero complimentary food. A pretzel would impress me but I relate air canada rouge to delta or united and always have weak experiences compared to other aircrafts."
Pros: "The crew were Greek and I liked them very much. Other than that, though, nothing good stood out."
Cons: "There was a riot in Athens that day that delayed us 2 hours. I arrived in Athens WAY later than expected WITHOUT my baggage. It was still in Toronto and never moved once they made me late for my Munich flight. I did not have my baggage for several days following that and it made my trip difficult."
Pros: "Short, comfortable seats"
Pros: "Service... comfortable sits"
Cons: "Delay in flight , long queue at Toronoto airport"
Cons: "The temperature fluctuated like crazy. Upon entering it was fire hot. Then became ice cold then fire hot again. It felt like there was something wrong with the plane. The plane also lqasnt cleaned before we boarded. It just landed with another flight then we boarded."
Pros: "The snack selection is excellent"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "On time. Comfortable."
Cons: "Entertainment system had ads. Too many."
Cons: "Food was terrible especially for Prem economy. Chicken dish very bad. Difficult to get a second glass of wine with main meal."
Pros: "Does not alert passengers they need an ETA before checking in. Waste of time"
Cons: "Same as above. Flight delayed by 45 minutes. No explanation given as to why... no inclement weather or other issues that day."
Pros: "Staff was very accomodating"
Cons: "No snacks, and that on a long flight and a flight over the Christmas holidays. Although I was lucky to get a good price to fly to Maui with my adult daughter,, as a senior citizen and a person on GIS, a little snack goes a long way."
Pros: "That I was able to play it on my phone"
Cons: "Flight attendants passed by me without asking if I would like to buy lunch and when she finally she came by they didn't have anything else"
Pros: "Flight attendant was snarky to my uncle when asked how come they did not have their prebooked seats together. Her reply was something along the lines of "you can take another flight" and then she walked off, not offering any other solution."
Pros: "B777-300ER WAS A VERY COMFORTABLE NEWER AIRPLANE."
Cons: "CONNECTING AT THE TORONTO AIRPORT WAS SO LONG AND INCONVINIENT. I NEVER WANT TO FLY THROUGH TORONTO AGAIN"
Pros: "Nothing !!!"
Cons: "My luggage did not arrived until 4 days in to my trip. I was told that some of my luggage ended up in China. It messed up the wedding ceremony that I went for. Gifts that I bought all got broken, the bag all torn. Air Canada refuse to upgrade my flight as a compensation. All their representatives did not help or provide any support. Other than stating "we are sorry". I and my family and friends will never fly with air Canada again."
Pros: "The entertainment system was fine as far as selection goes."
Cons: "The stewardesses were slow in doling out beverages, so much so that they didn't even get half the plane. As well as I was told they don't do free snacks on the linger flights and this being a shorter flight and should have therefore given out pretzels or whatever."
Cons: "flight was booked as Lufthansa, but Lufthansa would not allow seat selection and air Canada would not recognize Lufthansa booking code, so we were stuck in middle seats for 8 hr & 5 hr flights on third section we in in very back of plane even though there were better seats available"
Pros: "The price was decent."
Cons: "I was travelling with a 13 yr old and expected to be seated together when I booked. I didn't know I needed to pluck my seats if I didn't want to pay extra. The woman at boarding moved our seats, however, closer at boarding, which I thought was pretty considerate."
Pros: "Attendants came around multiple times to help. Great pay menu items. Service desk explained the plane would be full and I should check my bag so I could not stress about finding space in a compartment."
Cons: "Ran out of some pay menu items. one headphone jack was loose and didn't function correctly. Wide attendants are too used to there jobs and just plow through aisles bumping anyone a bit too close to the walkway instead of moving sideways. More concerned with corralling bodies and going through the motions."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed and we lost our connection flight"
Cons: "There was NO complementary food for a 5 hour flight. I didn't have a credit card to purchase anything"
Pros: "People were nice wHen airline made them available to us. But business lounge, special services, and other services were not available in Toronto when we wanted them."
Cons: "Connecting flight was repeatedly delayed. Then finally cancelled because no crew was provided by the airline. Since this was only announced so late - after midnight - hotel rooms were no longer available we had to try to sleep on the floor in the departure hall. Maybe ok for 20 year old travelers. Not for 75 year olds like me who paid business class fare so as to hopefully avoid some of the rigors of travel. I managed to catch up on some sleep the next day in the business lounge while eating for my rescheduled connection. Still it has taken an additional period to physically recover from this experience."
Cons: "They messed up my mobile checkin making me miss my flight and then had thenough nerve to try to make me pay a 80$ change fee to take the next flight that was 100$ cheaper than my original. Waiting for a refund! I had to take American Airlines home. I will never flying with them again!"
Pros: "That the plane didn't crash."
Cons: "When I flew to Toronto the plane left 15 mins late but arrived an hour an twenty min late. No turbulence or trouble, just late. I stepped off that plane to my connector to Paris when boarding was suppose to start but that plane was on an hour delay. The food is just horrible, anyone who has flown knows this, and on both flights first class was the only priority. They got to everyone else when it was convenient. This was my first time flying with Air Canada and will certainly be my last. I'll happily pay a little more for the other airlines. So if you fly with them, good luck to you."
Pros: "Food from Montreal to London."
Cons: "Food from Vancouver to Montreal."
Cons: "Pretty terrible for an international airline, charge for drinks, earbuds, no inflight entertainment without pre downloading their crappy app, which was full of ancient, terrible movies. Lots of stuff broken on plane, reading light would turn on/off randomly. Very annoying. Charger did not work, had to use the row next to us"
Pros: "We had a pretty uneventful flight from Tampa to Toronto using Air Canada. That is a good thing. The airline offers complementary juices and drinks of the nonalcoholic variety. No complaints."
Pros: "Flight got delayed twice I had to go to the airport 3 times, finally the personal change me to another airline. I payed over 250 just in taxi to and from the airpor, plus 300 dollars in hotel reservations plus 250 in tours. The airline other than continue rebooking and printing more and more boarding passes did nothing"
Cons: "Flight got delayed twice I had to go to the airport 3 times, finally the personal change me to another airline. I payed over 250 just in taxi to and from the airpor, plus 300 dollars in hotel reservations plus 250 in tours. The airline other than continue rebooking and printing more and more boarding passes did nothing"
Pros: "In-flight entertainment and service was great. The Toronto airport waiting area was also good."
Cons: "The luggage drop line was terrible. Only few stations were open and they worked incredibly slow. At the Toronto airport, we were made to fill up customs forms even though we were set for international transfers. None of the questions on the form made any sense since we were not entering Canada but rather leaving for other international destinations. Because of this formality, we had to pass another line which took another 30 minutes. Furthermore, they denied me at the counter because my original check in crew was unable to print my second boarding pass for some technical reason. But, there was noone at the customer service desk to print a boarding pass for me. I had to wait another twenty minutes just for this! All of this happened in a "neverland" section of the airport that didn't even have any restrooms! This could really turn into a nightmare scenario."
Pros: "Flight attendants did not wake me up!"
Cons: "Food offerings were really mediocre and poor quality. For the staff and crew, I did not get the feeling that they had a service oriented mentality in their communications and attitude. It felt more like I was being processed- just one of any number of faceless people that needed to be dealt with as quickly as possible."
Pros: "Free snacks , on board entertainment, friendly warm crew."
Pros: "There were some pretty recent movies and some older ones that I remember watching when I was younger. Both options were good."
Cons: "Despite there being both new and older movies, there seemed to be a limited number of movies and shows. I feel like there could have been more, but it might be just me."
Everything was great. Even though the flight got delayed 10 minutes we arrived on time
Highly Impressed with United Airlines fights to and from El Salvador.
Pros: "Crew was amazing."
Cons: "Wish the wifi was faster; not that much on IFE. Food was good but not great."
Cons: "The security at the gate is poorly organized. Even though there are bathrooms at the gate, security will not let you use them! You must leave the gate, walk down the hall to the bathrooms, and then reenter the gate and be searched again!! This is a problem that can be easily fixed but they need more people speaking up before they will. Wheni spoke with people, Security blamed it on United and United blamed it on the security."
Pros: "Amazing crew and good seats."
Cons: "In my experience everything was great."
Pros: "The crew was great and very helpful. They properly stowed a box of crab legs someone had on the flight that wouldn’t fit in the overhead."
Cons: "You gotta stop treating economy travelers like 2nd class citizens. The split level check-in at Newark is ridiculous with premium up top and easy to get to where there’s literally 2-3 customers. Versus economy where you need to take an elevator & then wait. no check on policy for economy is silly too"
Pros: "The sits are a little stiff and doesn’t tilt back much but for the price I guess it’s what you get"
Cons: "A bigger and better snack would be best"
Cons: "Drop-off bagage agent made me line up to get a new baggage tag even though my luggage had been checked up to my destination via COPA Airlines. A United Airlines check-in agent told me that the baggage agents don’t work for the airline therefore didn’t know what to do. These people need add training."
Pros: "Kayak provided excellent info during the trip about flights timings ! Marvelous !!!!"
Cons: "Boarded the plane later to be asked to switched planes because of mechanical problems with the first one. After boarding the second 2 hour delayed plane my family and I were asked to step off the plane and go to the front desk because they made the mistake to give several people the same seats. It was horrible, and embarrassing. My family, friends and I will definitely won’t be flying eith United."
Pros: "The crew was nice and did an excellent job."
Cons: "The seat was uncomfortable, cramped, and didn't really recline. Had to pay for food and tv/movie. No way to get comfortable on this flight."
Cons: "Flight attendant had a lot of attitude. I live in Maui so I'm used to the whole "I'm local and you're not" entitled attitude some locals have, but it was completely uncalled for and unprofessional to do this to visitors. She literally asked the passengers where they were from and then launched into how she was local and it was her way or the highway. She was also really incompetent at the job overall. She gave me attitude and anyone that required her to do her job."
Pros: "It was fast"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"
Pros: "I did not like it at all!!!!"
Cons: "My grabdmother was on the flight a almost 80 yrs old woman dont know english who was put in a diferent waiting area to another flight that wasn't her ended up that the person who was suppost to transport her was new and now she gotta wait to catch another flight to get ti Indianapolis at 7:30 pm 12 hours for a almost 80 yrs old woman is too much not happy at all with delta"
Pros: "The seats food drinks and comfortable chairs."
Cons: "There was a delay."
Cons: "United has recently added a 9th column (not row) of seats in economy, further narrowing the seats (and removing padding). The comfort has gone from barely tolerable, to intolerable. Also, this is an 8 hour flight, and food is only available for sale. Finally, they've changed their inflight entertainment options to work only via wi-fi. The problem is, the wi-fi on the plain is insufficient to handle the load of the people on the plane, so it keeps cutting out/crashing."
Cons: "No food I was hungry .. because In the airport I didn't have time and they just give cookies lol"
Cons: "Poor customer service from the begging to end on day of arrival Crew had poor attitude gave wrong information about bag prices. When asked they told me there was a misunderstanding. on our way to El Salvador. Due to weather we had to stop at guatemla a lot of people were ready to walk around since a 3 hour flight became a 6 just sitting around a attendant was very disrespectful towards an older lady told her to get out her way and moved her to the side. Me and another gentleman look at eachother and couldn't believe it"
Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "Wasn't able to find my luggage as fast"
Pros: "United has a lot of issues but I can handle it...."
Cons: "I was so upset that when I went to El Salvador and when I came back UNITED charged me for my bag and my partrner bag too... I spent another 125 USD for that and you guys never say a word about it before ... that is not fair at all...."
Cons: "Constant changes to the departure time."
Cons: "Super delayed. 4 hours plus for a less than 2 hour flight. Unacceptable. Arrival at 3:15 am vs 11 pm."
Cons: "Entire staff was cranky from check-in/crew/post-cancelation at gate in Houston. Was really hoping for a positive experience since united hasn't been getting good reviews."
Cons: "Give something else to eat free."
Pros: "I liked the cleanliness. The use of wifi was great."
Cons: "Didn't like that there was no tv access"
Pros: "Crew was good, food terrible."
Cons: "Most of it"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3 hours"
Pros: "On time but good"
Pros: "I cancelled that flight... Hope my refund is coming soon"
Pros: "Cold in hallway for manditory carry on check & anxious that I may not make next flight, . Newark to Ft. Myers"
Pros: "It was a small plane and it made up for some lost time in the delayed departure. The one air stewardess was also nice."
Cons: "Waiting for hand luggage on arrival slowed me down to catch my connecting flight. The flight was delayed to start with."
Pros: "I liked Wh snack mix"
Cons: "I didn't like that there was a power outlet advertised and there was in fact not one."
Pros: "Perfect, the service is great !!"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "It wasn't on time to board"
Cons: "I was charged $7 for the TV and it should have been $5 as my flight was less than 2 hours and the TV kept going out."
Cons: "Small sit, nothing on TV, bad food"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, helpful staff at the ticket counter."
Cons: "Unable to check into both legs of my flight even though Air Canada used United for the first leg."
Pros: "Fast easy boarding. Friendly crew. Attentive pilot."
Cons: "Hot stuffy plane. Hardly any air circulation. Also we were given the last few seats on the plane which you cannot recline."
Cons: "Where do I begin with this experience, It all starts with a 200 dollar fee for surfboards. Highest of any airline I've ever seen. And ended with delays on every leg of the flight (all Maintnence issues ) and lost boards in Texas. Do not fly this airline, they are the worst"
Cons: "Everything. I had a very tight schedule to visit my friends in canada. What was supposed to be a quick flight turned into almost 24 hours of travel and ariving 12 hours late. I was lucky to have 3 days in with my friends now i only have 2. Not to mention what was supposed to be an inexpensive trip turned i to an expensive one when you are forced to eat airport food after being constantly re routed. I bought my ticket based on ariving to ottawa in the morning this however was not the case. I will be seeking a refund."
Cons: "Baggage pick up"
Cons: "Fly being delayed for more than 6 hours"
Cons: "Absence of food on International Flight. Tight seating. Old plane. Lack of free entertainment."
Pros: "Excellent attention in the fly"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours without any real explanation of why. They ended up moving us to a new gate at the last minute."