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Average price round-trip

C$ 428 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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C$ 158 or less

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C$ 141 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Victoria Intl to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,234 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "On time,comfortable"

Pros: "The fact we were able to upgrade to exit row easily."
Cons: "Only one free snack a cookie. Come on let’s splurge a bit we just paid over $300.00 for a flight add how many other seats you sold, two crackers really"

Cons: "No online seat assignment ... had to switch seats with other people on the plane."

Pros: "Excellent service. I just saw a flight attendant carrying a toddler so he could be calmed while the mom settled. That was sweet!"

Pros: "Your airline gave us drinks and NO snacks on a almost 5 hour flight. The food I had to purchase was horrible."
Cons: "No peanuts, pretzels or biscuit cookies. Horrible experience with the food I purchased. Won’t fly Alaska again. 30 of us flew and were not impressed."

Pros: "I missed the flight and they got me rescheduled and on my way when I showed up at service desk just before cabin closure"

Pros: "Comfort seats"
Cons: "Not a quiet ride, sucks that I have to watch a movie on my phone. Come on"

Pros: "I had additional legroom for some reason, and 2 windows. We didn't die."
Cons: "No in flight wifi, no one asked me if I wanted to order food, the flight was really bumpy. Took forever to board."

Pros: "I'm used to being spoiled by Hawaiian Airlines. By comparison to Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian is a lot warmer with customer service, they are more efficient, they give you a free meal for trans-pacific flights, and they give you a screen or full entertainment system (depending on what kind of airplane you get). Alaska Airlines, by contrast, is a lot more bare-bones. I hardly had any contact with the flight attendants (when I did, they were nice enough I suppose), there was no food on the flight unless you paid a good penny for it, the seats were pretty average, and there was nothing really to watch (not even a common screen for movies, and this was a trans-pacific flight). You had to order their entertainment iPads. So I pretty much slept. That said, both Alaska and Hawaiian have good prices. Alaska had better options for departure and arrival times."
Cons: "The bare bones aspect (see other side)."

Pros: "Alaskan airlines- the care, the ease of getting everything checked in ahead of time, traveling wit the best friend; we both get spookebafbbmbutbiblovenuseb"
Cons: "Small complex, quit for thenfranynlike me - if you’re buy abstragerbwith a grumpy"

Pros: "were good"

Pros: "Alaska Airlines is great!!!"

Pros: "Extremely competent and professional attendants who gave us some additional perks."
Cons: "Food was meh..."

Cons: "1 hr late on take off."

Pros: "The flight was less than 1,5 hours, which is 30 minutes less than estimated. Staff was great!"
Cons: "All was great"

Pros: "Went off without a hitch"

Pros: "Free Maitai on arrival, on time departure and landing, friendly crew, decent food. Big overhead bins also a plus."

Cons: "5 hour flight and no comp meal served. Hot / stuffy / no air flow coming out of vents. Aircraft: 737 -900."

Pros: "Ease and great service"
Cons: "No good available very No entertainment"

Pros: "Early departure and very early arrival"
Cons: "Sits did not recline at all on 5 hour flight. 5 hour flight with one 1 by 2 inch cookie. Glad I had my own food!"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful. The Wi-Fi and entertainment was great."
Cons: "We left 4 hours later than expected. Didn't get home until the wee hours."

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "That the flight was right on time with no delays."
Cons: "The change of gate for departure."

Cons: "The flight was overbooked. We changed gates at the last minute and we weren't confirmed until after other passengers had boarded. Flight was delayed an hour because of this."

Pros: "Wonderfully attentive staff with Alaskan that made my trip very enjoyable."

Pros: "Ticket agent kindly arranged for us to sit together - after we had been assigned seats apart from one another."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed, disorganized and chaotic. Flight crew seemed to be overwhelmed and scattered. Ran out of hot meal about halfway through aircraft. When I expressed my disappointment, the F.A. said that there were a lot of wrestlers on board and they got all the food. I commented that it was poor planning and the FA stated that he didn't think anything would please me. He was argumentative and rude, IMO. He could have handled it better, eg: "So sorry. Out of our control, etc." To say that the food went to the wrestlers, and attitude gave me and those around me, the impression that he really didn't give a damn. Customer service training would be a good idea."

Pros: "my inflight meal was wonderful, the staff were friendly and very attentive and I was sitting in the last row. flight was delayed many hours due to mechanical issues on the plane and saftey came first."
Cons: "since the seat doesn't recline in the last row, more padding in the headrest would be nice"

Cons: "The Seattle airport needs to get it together and expedite the security process. So slow, some people likely missed their connection, and definitely most were at heightened levels of anxiety."

Pros: "We were lucky and had a seat open between us. Comfortable, and crew were great."

Pros: "I was pleased that the crew was helping to get everyone on board and settled quickly. The plane was on time which everyone appreciates."

Cons: "Alaska does not allow people on flights booked through third parties (priceline in this case) to choose your seating, you take what you get or, as in our case - have it fixed at the gate (which they did)."

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Boarding aircraft from back to forward. Speeds the boarding process."

Pros: "Crew members services were great."
Cons: "Seats are small size, old and some are ripped. Lavatory had no handwash. Most of all, the plane was very shaky/vibrates a lot. Landing wasn't that smooth."

Pros: "To be able to upgrade, charging stations at my seat, generous beverages"
Cons: "No free baggage, unclear coomunication about check in and choosing seats, was not offered my free drink."

Pros: "I booked my flight within 48 hours of travel and received a fare that I would expect normally with months of planning ahead."
Cons: "The turbulence but obviously a much smaller plane will get whipped around a lot more."

Pros: "I like the hospitality from the crew members and how smooth my travel experience was."
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Great service. Always checked up on every guest on the plane if they needed anything."

Cons: "TSA was unprofessional, slow, and as usual pointless."

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "Seats are like hard plastic cop car chairs. Stale pretzel and drinks that were so shaken up when I opened it it sprayed me and the lady next to me. Long boarding times and again....my back is gonna be messed up for a while from the seats"

Cons: "I reach at airport on time and report at customer service but it was for my surprise to to hear from the counter person that I was late and my flight is gone (though I saw same flight was there after about half an hour). Then they put me on later flight and charged me $25 for that. When I appealed the counter lady said "$25 is better otherwise you would have to pay $125.""

Pros: "crew did there best to help with passenger on board that needed medical attention they handled the situation luckily a passenger was a nurse and was able to help them"
Cons: "they need to prepare more for emergency situations alaska airlines need to provide bigger jets for flights longer than three hours"

Pros: "I liked how there was a bigger selection of free entertainment on the flight through the wifi stream. Some airlines don't have any free entertainment. Also the staff was helpful with bag check in."
Cons: "There were a couple of children who were crying and screaming almost the whole time, but that isn't the airlines fault and I realize that. Other than that, the flight was good."

Pros: "Friendly flight crew, and blocked the middle seat for our infant."
Cons: "Incredibly unhelpful unapologetic and generally sullen ground crew both coming and going even AFTER our infant car seat was lost for 4 days. No apology when we checked and and asked for reimbursement and actually rolled her eyes when we asked her to double check the destination."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Needs more amenities, free in flight movies perhaps, a better smack"

Cons: "Not the fault of the crew, but someone's coffee mug leaked all over the overhead storage compartment and dripped on top of all the passengers sitting underneath it. Other than that, it was a pretty smooth and short flight."

Pros: "The Alaska airlines people are very pleasant and helpful, I always fly Alaska when I travel to Hawaii. They seem to get there earlier than scheduled , I like that!"

Pros: "The flight attendants were great , so kind and helped us pick out snacks/drinks."
Cons: "How rude the people were around us. I felt really bad for the flight attendants and clean up crew :( . no one on that flight seemed to listen to the illuminated signs except for flight attendants and my row ."

Cons: "1 hour mechanical delay"

Pros: "No middle seats. Crew was nice. More space for people."
Cons: "The ceiling next to the spot lights or calling for help was dirty. I was expecting everything to be wiped. I turned my air fan on, and my there were some brown spots on my hands. And I looked up, it was dirty up there."

Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour."

Pros: "On time departure and smooth landing"
Cons: "More leg room. Stop nickel and dining passengers to appease investors. Delta is an evil corporation"

Pros: "Despite boarding late, and sitting on the tarmac for half an hour since we missed our take off time, and having to move passengers around to balance the weight on the plane, we made it home alive."
Cons: "We landed over half an hour late. Flight attendants needed to move passengers to balance the weight on the small plane, and asked for "volunteers." When there were none, the FA stood in the aisle and said we just weren't going to take off if nobody volunteered. They should have just MOVED people."

Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence and people screaming in fear, it always makes me feel better when the crew says something reassuring to make people less anxious."

Pros: "Charging at every seat is great."
Cons: "All of the plane extras (e.g. WiFi, food service, etc.) were out of commission for some reason. Without WiFi, I couldn’t watch anything on my own device, and I would’ve had to pay for a headset that is compatible with your screens."

Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "Cleanliness"

Cons: "The only problem with the food was it was all canceled because of rough weather."

Cons: "I’m would be much better if I can sit by my husband."

Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour. Missed my Easter dinner plans... :("

Pros: "I was upgraded to Comfort+ and the seat next to me was left vacant. That was a great flight!"

Pros: "Crew was nice, despite multiple hoardings and time delays."
Cons: "Plane was originally set to leave at 11:30 am, but was delayed until 3:00 pm for equipment. We boarded the plane at 3:00, the door was closed, and 30 minutes of waiting at the gate, where told to deplane, and the flight would leave at 5:06. There was another flight to San Diego, also delayed for hou"

Pros: "It was a nice flight. No troubles"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Very professional crew."
Cons: "The plane was delayed 1 and a half hours getting out of the gate because of a malfunctioning fuel gauge"

Pros: "Crew provided first class service and were in good spirits for a very full flight. Full first class beverage service"
Cons: "No food except cookies and salty crisps in first clsss. There was ample time for a full breakfast."

Pros: "The website delivered everything I needed."
Cons: "More discounts for frequent users."

Cons: "Missed waiting 5 hours for next flight"

Cons: "seats were broken, armrest broken"

Cons: "Was not allowed to check in even tho flight was delayed. Horrible!"

Pros: "Great flight attendants and crew, 30 min early!!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Like Above"
Cons: "Like above"

Pros: "Entertainment available"
Cons: "All good"

Cons: "It was very hot in the cabin during the flight. Several passengers noticed."

Pros: "It was short and fast."

Pros: "On time, comfortable, great flight attendants."

Pros: "The movies were spectacular"
Cons: "Food was a bit plain"

Pros: "loved the airbus and in flight movies good stufg"

Pros: "It was a good flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Seats are too close."

Pros: "Quick and on time. Comfortable seats."
Cons: "Not many movie options."

Cons: "It was so late I missed my connection to sun valley flight. There was not another flight for 8 hrs!!! I think the sun valley flight should have waited for us. It was a matter of 10-15 min. Crew did not try to board people quickly to get us out of San Diego. 5 more minutes might have made a difference."

Pros: "It was on time. Flight crew was courteous. Plenty of room and comfy seats. Good entrainment media"
Cons: "Wish it would've had more movie options"

Pros: "Stewardess named "Mel.""
Cons: "Paid for upgraded seat to "Comfort" for both of us. Bank account was charged for both. Got to gate and only one of us was upgraded. Gate agents said there was nothing hey could do, and that I had to call customer service. Nothing, in person. Terrible"

Pros: "Upgrade. Comfort. Gourmet Oatmeal Breakfast."
Cons: "Need more cooking shows (British Bakeoff would be fun) or something besides what has been there for too long."

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

Pros: "Nice views on the east side of the flight. Caught Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Half Dome, Edwards AFB, downtown LA Free Gogo in-flight wifi allowed Google Maps to work well, though nothing else seemed to load. In-flight magazine was well-written."
Cons: "Flight ran a bit late due to departure congestion."

Pros: "Friendly crews."
Cons: "Crying girl whole flight"

Pros: "I appreciated the kindness of the staff at each of our stops. From beginning to end they were polite, helpful, and kind!"

Pros: "The flight crew were really nice and I was really comfortable in the Comfort+ section of the plane. It's a nice upgrade for Delta and hope the other airlines follow suit. Granted I had a very active infant, I didn't have any problems."

Pros: "It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from"
Cons: "It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from"

Pros: "Refer to my comments about flight from Chicago to Minneapolis."

Pros: "Leg room not as bad as general chatter."
Cons: "Seat width a problem. Center seat passenger used arm rest subject me to cart hits and hits from other passengers. Aisle seemed narrow. New Embracier airplane with 6 seats across."

Pros: "Decent food"
Cons: "Bad delay Flight attendants not friendly"

Pros: "Didn't know you could get complimentary meals anymore! The movie selection was awesome too!"
Cons: "Why is the complimentary Wi-Fi and messaging only for T-Mobile subscribers?"

Pros: "Snacks included bananas."
Cons: "Forced to gate check a bag that fit within the size constraints."

Pros: "The cinnamon cookies, the in-flight movie selection, and the helpful flight crew helped make this flight not as bad as it could have been."
Cons: "There was an infant in the seat directly behind me that chose to cry and scream through a large part of the flight. The mother of this child did not/was not able to keep the child from crying. Even with headphones on, this child's crying persisted to pierce the ears of every passenger within 5 rows of it."

Cons: "Boarding was ok however person sitting next to me, her seat was double booked. Luckily the other person also got Comfort seat."

Pros: "Read above"
Cons: "Read above"

Cons: "Flight from LAX to SAN was good once we got across the airport from Westjet terminal to the Delta terminal. LAX is never simple! Comfort on aircraft today is never comfortable unless you pay the extreme pricing of premium seating."

Pros: "Very attentive, friendly and efficient flight attendant. Smooth flight. Informative captain."

Cons: "The infotainment system was from the 90s"

Pros: "Always a pleasure when flying with Westjet. Crew is always better than Air Canada"
Cons: "Update the seats please. They are so old and there was no cushion"

Pros: "Just a nice easy flight with zero issues"
Cons: "I can’t think of anything"

Pros: "Crew was nice. Hard landing,cramped seats"

Cons: "Our trip got completely rerouted - we are still in Edmonton and expected to be with family in Regina a couple of hours ago. :((("

Cons: "Seats too narrow."

Pros: "Flight was fine"
Cons: "Having my luggage. 2nd flight and 2nd time my luggage didn’t arrive with me."

Pros: "Flight was excellent. Crew was very courteous and very friendly."
Cons: "The only thing I wish I had more was more other options for fluid besides water."

Pros: "Great crew. Excellent flight and we were even early arriving!!"
Cons: "Could not recline seat in row 30"

Pros: "safety first."

Pros: "Loved the pilot’s sens of humour! Made us laugh which took away the stress before take off!"

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Poor service before boarding."

Pros: "The flight attendants were nice"
Cons: "Delays are common yes, but the “system” to re-route or re book was a horrid FAIL. I’ve never encountered such inefficient system for something so common as a flight delay. Made a call to Expedia to make changes to hotel reservations and never got the call back for confirmation of requested changes."

Pros: "Short flight, great staff. No food or entertainment, so no rating"

Cons: "Delayed flights"

Pros: "Pretzels, Biscott cookies still passed out along w free beverages. Free Entertainment on westjet wifi good too!!"

Pros: "Boarding etc was all fine."

Cons: "Flight crew was rude"

Pros: "Excellent crew and customer service"
Cons: "The flight was 40 minutes late and boarding took 40 minutes."

Cons: "No sink in the bathroom...gross. Also, very very small seats."

Pros: "That it was a direct flight. No delays. Friendly gate people"
Cons: "The snacks. The seats hardly recline. Baggage fees"

Pros: "Friendly service. On time"
Cons: "Not a direct flight"

Pros: "On time. Efficient. No frills but perfectly fine!"

Pros: "I liked the fact that boarding was a good experience"
Cons: "The fact that the plane was supposed to land at 3.35pm and we actually landed at 4:40 and for some reason we waited to get off the plane with no apology from anyone. The service was not satisfactory and they broke our stroller."

Pros: "Fun, friendly crew on a boring routine short haul flight."
Cons: "Entertainment system was down."

Pros: "Everything from boarding early to funny safety announcement was awesome."
Cons: "I think they should remove the ability to have people lean back in their seats on the shorter flights. It’s clostraphobic when some feel they have to have a ‘lay back nap’ for such a short flight. It is like you have zero breathing room and feels like they are encroaching on my breathing space. People, the seats are already too close together must you lay back?"

Cons: "Boarding attendant demanded to see my passport for a domestic flight even though I had produced the government-issued photo ID required."

Cons: "So there was a problem with the aircraft. Some cargo nett8ng was broken so they had to move the baggage from the rear to the front hold. The pilot can on to inform us of what was happening, assuring us that our baggage would arrive with the flight. B7t not surprisingly they lied and about 30 ppl didn't get their luggage. It never made it on the flight and won't be until the following morning. So I have no clothes. No jacket for sub zero temperatures. It would great if they could at least tell us that there will be a problem. Not lie I'm not impressed. I'll do my best not to fly westjet again."

Pros: "Crew were amazing"
Cons: "Loading was an absolute disaster, never seen it so slow before"

Cons: "No wifi’s connect but overall great flight"

Cons: "Late landing as usual and YEG's ground crew wasn't ready ... also as usual."

Pros: "No comments"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Smiling staff. Very helpful"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "The people, the timeliness, the attitudes - all were great!"
Cons: "The choice of snacks could be more healthy - veggie cup and hummous maybe!"

Pros: "We are still going"
Cons: "Changes, changes, changes and delayed one day"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled due to lack of pilots."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Staff friendly and efficient."
Cons: "No Entertainment system which was a huge deal for my partner, but I read my very good book and talked to my very nice seat partner."

Pros: "I like that it wasn't a huge plane"

Pros: "The flight and crew were great, great flight. Arrived earlier then stated. I still enjoy flying in and out of Hamilton. Great airport. If I can book West jet again, I will, great airline. Took some great pictures from the aircraft. Thank you !!!!"
Cons: "Security, too much, even when we arrived, customs twice."

Pros: "Great service. Friendly. Connections are well timed so you dont have to wait long to transfer."

Cons: "Flight was late and kept getting later as the day wore on. Nobody seemed to know how late we were ultimately going to be and why. Missed my meeting."

Pros: "One of the best flights I have had. On time, Great service and excellent entertainment system. Plus seat had lots of room as well"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "It was a good flight. Comfortable and on time."
Cons: "I rated food low as there wasn't any nor did I expect it. No problem."

Pros: "The staff was nice, they were very professional, efficient, and friendly, The seats were comfortable the plane was clean."
Cons: "Some of the announcements were a bit fuzzy."

Pros: "Airport Terminal waiting area was nice."
Cons: "Changed planes, changed seats after paying for advanced booking. Service was poor, cabin was hot."

Pros: "staff was great, left and arrived on time and we stayed up in the air!"

Cons: "Got there 2 minutes after check in closed and wouldn't let us fly"

Pros: "There was enough leg room and boarding was done reasonably quickly."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 15 minutes without explanation."

Pros: "Really appreciated AC getting us on an earlier flight as our scheduled flight was delayed over 2 hours due to weather."

Cons: "Air Canada has completely gone down the tubes and super quickly."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Sepeated seating with my wife"

Pros: "Take off and landing smooth and relatively smooth in between."
Cons: "6 hour flight no food included. Came by twice for beverages. No entertainment. Probably the first time in 10 years I've been on a flight without any screens for entertainment. Goes without saying, no USB plug in."

Pros: "The flight wasn’t full, so I sat in my own row,?which offered spare leg room (I’m 6’2”). Time to fix the leg room issue on Rouge flights — it’s 2018."
Cons: "Crew seemed uninterested in general. On phones in back while people struggling to find luggage space. Coffee cups and plastic utensils, etc, stored in overhead bins so people at the back had to search for carry-on space elsewhere, again, without assistance from on board crew. Offered service only once and many were sleeping so didn’t get anything. The overall check-in process could be easier, as the app doesn’t always work as it should."

Cons: "seat pitch pretty tight."

Pros: "There was some csr that assisted us however."
Cons: "Most csr didn’t care our flight was cancelled. The communication internally was slow. Found out from my app. When asking info at counter they were rude and came off as they didn’t car"

Cons: "the good service at the check in and on the plane, or the great entertainment service, are all shadowed by Air Canada service for families with babies. We live in Vancouver and use frequently either Air canada or British Airways. We have a 1 year old baby, and on BA we automatically receive family seats for no extra charge, which have extra leg room and option for a bassinet. even with a 1 year old baby they have a special seat for that age, instead of a bassinet which fits only new born babies, so our 1 year old baby could sleep in a chair for hours on BA flight we just took from London to Tel Aviv. we got to London on a AC flight from Vancouver, where we weren't given family seats unless we paid more, so we had to spend 9.5 hours with a 1 YO baby at our lap, the baby of course was miserable, so we were miserable, but not just us, everyone in our vicinity had to suffer the baby's crying. On the BA flight the baby could sleep in a special chair for older babies, placed where usually a bassinet is placed, or sit on the floor next to our legs (because there's so much more leg room in the family seats), something the 1 YO babies need very much. I will recommend anyone with a baby to never fly with AC, especially when you have great alternatives like BA."

Pros: "Movie selection"
Cons: "Everything was ok"

Pros: "Efficient crew as with the first flight I had, consistent service."
Cons: "I don’t know if it’s the Vancouver-Mexico route or if it’s the seats but there’s just something difficult about it. First time I flew into Vancouver I was exhausted which makes sense as I had to fall out of bed at 3am, but this time I was awake and well rested and it still felt draining (which generally doesn’t happen to me with flights). Maybe it’s the leg space and the seats? Not sure. Could also be the odd time zone crossing."

Pros: "The staff on board the plane were excellent."
Cons: "The wireless entertainment system is slow and glitchy and did not work on an older iPad. The food was subpar but by airline standards was middle of the road."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Old plane, no in flight entertainment"

Cons: "Flight back to LAX was delayed an hour and a half. They didn't give us anything like peanuts, cookies, etc. like other airlines do. Just mediocre."

Cons: "1, no food 2, pay for the luggage 3, very small leg room 4, too low temperature in the cabin and no blanket"

Cons: "Flight delayed, did not leave Vancouver until after we were supposed to land in Portland. No tv or wifi"

Pros: "Nice plane, solid food."
Cons: "Waaaay too hot."

Cons: "While booking the tickets I was told that my luggage will be checked in till my final destination but I had to collect them at Narita airport. I had to cancel my plans of sight seeing at Tokyo downtown due to this."

Pros: "Crew were excellent, flight itself was comfortable once finally underway"
Cons: "My flight was delayed, never given an explanation. My bag did not arrive with my flight from Victoria to Toronto. I was never told why this happened, and I was refused entry through customs and forced to miss my connecting flight."

Pros: "loved the free movies"

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Cramped seating"

Pros: "Food, cocktails"
Cons: "Crowded, bumpy flight"

Pros: "Despite the delay the crew members kept a smile on their faces."
Cons: "We were delayed for four hours and were stuck on the plane that whole time. We did not receive any food and just tab water was offered."

Pros: "They fed us several times."
Cons: "No wifi. The seats are really uncomfortable. Delays."

Pros: "The flight was smooth and not delayed"
Cons: "The food was horrible and flight attendants waited unnecessarily long (an hour or so) to pick up all the dishes afterwards. I couldn't understand a word the main flight attendant said in her instructions because of her strong accent."

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: "Got upgrade"
Cons: "Delayed 1 hour , totally full"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "No personal TVs. Could download the app however staff notified you of this after already on board and free wifi was not available. I could have downloaded it while waiting at the gate of they announced it. Also, my overhead light didn't work. I couldn't watch anything or read. Very long flight without being able to do these."

Cons: "Delays on every leg of our flight. Missed our evening flight to USA and had to spend the night in Canada to fly out the next day. Desk agent service was atrocious!"

Pros: "Crew was surly overall on flight. On ground they looked bored-one on first leg of flight seemed hung over"
Cons: "Changed my flight home do my layover went from 1 hr 30 min to 5 hours!"

Pros: "The space I had for my feet and legs"
Cons: "The lights that had to stay on during a red eye flight"

Pros: "Premium economy seats were very spacious and comfortable and clean. Couldn't rate the food, because I did not eat, but I appreciated the water service as the pitcher and cups were brought by 2-3 times."
Cons: "No complaints. All fine."

Pros: "Very fast flight"
Cons: "In flight Audio didn't work"

Cons: "Flight was delayed over 4 hours due to Air Canada needing a mechanic to check and sign off on the tire tread on one of the wheels, the ground staff enforced the carry-on bag size arbitrarily and inconsistently, and the entertainment system froze up and reset itself at least 3 times on the flight. Apart from the captain, the rest of the Air Canada staff exhibited the usual bureaucratic and defensive behavior I have unfortunately seen multiple times before. They're expensive (with a nasty computer algorithm that raises the price by over $100 each time you browse flights. The first time I checked, it was $300+; by the 3rd time it was over $600. When I used a VPN, the price magically went down to $300 plus, which was still a lot) and the experience is generally unpleasant. I have to brace myself for their lack of common sense behavior every time I deal with them. If I didn't have to fly with them, I wouldn't."

Cons: "My bags were lost and no one would give me contact information for how to track them down. The only number I was give has not had anyone answer after I have called many times over the last several hours"

Pros: "Overall everything was good during the whole flight."
Cons: "There is not anything that I can say that was wrong with this flight"

Cons: "Why is it that Air Canada is the only airline that makes you take off your earphones during take off and landing? Are they stuck back in the 1950's?!"

Pros: "The in-flight entertainment system was enjoyable, though somewhat confusing to use. The staff were pleasant and professional."

Pros: "We actually arrived alive."
Cons: "We arrived into London so late that we were forced to take a taxi at a huge expense. During the 3 hr delay the only food provided was a small bag of pretzels and water."

Pros: "I liked that the head rests bent so I could rest my head on something"
Cons: "There is not a lot of legroom back in the economy section - I'm 5'7" and I kept hitting my knees on the back of the seat in front of me, so if I was any taller that would have been very uncomfortable."

Cons: "We almost missed our connection and no concern, communication, or assistance from crew. They should allow close timed flights priority thru process."

Pros: "Decent movie and game selections."
Cons: "The flight attendants seemed unhappy, sassy and got frustrated easily."

Pros: "Nice plane."
Cons: "The flight was quite late. I was traveling alone with 3 kids and asked the attendant if he could help us get off early and/or find out at which gate our connecting flight was located. His response, "most people on here have connecting flights." We were unable to board the next flight despite running to get there with time to board, as "our suitcases would not make it." I feel the staff made no effort. At least 12 others also missed this connection and the very small plane could easily have been delayed to load the suitcases."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "did not get my choice of meal Crew not accommodating"

Pros: "Same"
Cons: "Same"

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"

Pros: "The aircraft was clean, flight on time, service and staff were very professional and courteous."
Cons: "Boarding should be from the rear of the aircraft to reduce congestion in the aisles. Need more vegetarian food options."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "I was able to be put on later flights (my first leg was delayed several hours due to weather), but the staff either didn't have information and/or directed me elsewhere to obtain information. That's about all good I can say about the trip."
Cons: "Poor communication from Air Canada staff about when the next flight would be, moving us off the plane after it had to return to Victoria, only to send us back on within ten minutes or so."

Pros: "These are a work horse for the AC Fleet, no entertainment but it is a relatively short flight."

Pros: "I want $254 visa gift card as a refund!!!!!"
Cons: "Please see above"

Cons: "No leg room"

Cons: "No bags to go to overhead bin"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Customer Service was poor Complete disregard for customer UA need to work with airport personnel to move luggage faster, especially for international travelers who have connecting flights. Ended up missing my connecting flight after waiting 1 hour for my luggage"

Pros: "Boarding was very easy , no long line , trip was on time ."

Pros: "Everything ran as expected"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The crew no food no pillow no blanket"

Pros: "I liked temperature!"
Cons: "My flight was delayed 3 times which led me to being 1.5 hours late to my meeting. We weren't told there was going to be a delay until we lined up to start boarding!"

Pros: "On board device entertainment."
Cons: "Lack of seat space in the back, have to pay for wifi."

Pros: "Love the free tv/movies with the United App. That was great!"

Cons: "Round my credit card"

Pros: "The girls at boarding area watched Tucker while I had to go back to the security area to get bracelets that I had forgotten they treated him like a king"

Pros: "Both flights were early, which was nice for a change."

Pros: "Fast, friendly, on time"
Cons: "none"

Cons: "flight delay. no plane at the gate for 30 minutes after time to board."

Pros: "See first review"
Cons: "See first review"

Cons: "Flight two hours late"

Pros: "The in-flight streaming of movies actually worked pretty well -- just be sure to install United app on tablet if you want to use that instead of phone."
Cons: "An extra 1 inch between seats would make the difference in allowing passengers to open a small laptop and position it so they can simultaneously type and see the screen at a viewable angle."

Pros: "My mother is disabled and was assigned wheelchair assistance and does not speak English very very hopeful does not have a cell phone because she is disable and does not know how to use a cell phone I was calling the one 800 number for united airlines they gave me a phone number for the terminal where she was delayed and I was just trying to check to see if my mother was aware of what was going on with the delay I just need to know if my mother was OK to give her comfort but unfortunately the number they gave me was not working I was calling over 30 rings with nobody answering for over three hours O'Hare airport was very hopeless for united airlines it's a shame that that is their head quarters i'm pretty sure I will never ever use United Airline again in my life after the terrifying experience I had waiting over four hours from my mother besides the four hour flight I was very terrified until my mother was in my arms I never ever want to experience that again or I hopefully nobody ever that uses your United airline will ever experience that"
Cons: "My mother is disabled and was assigned wheelchair assistance and does not speak English very very hopeful does not have a cell phone because she is disable and does not know how to use a cell phone I was calling the one 800 number for united airlines they gave me a phone number for the terminal where she was delayed and I was just trying to check to see if my mother was aware of what was going on with the delay I just need to know if my mother was OK to give her comfort but unfortunately the number they gave me was not working I was calling over 30 rings with nobody answering for over three hours O'Hare airport was very hopeless for united airlines it's a shame that that is their head quarters i'm pretty sure I will never ever use United Airline again in my life after the terrifying experience I had waiting over four hours from my mother besides the four hour flight I was very terrified until my mother was in my arms I never ever want to experience that again or I hopefully nobody ever that uses your United airline will ever experience that"

Pros: "Unhappy first class passengers! Flight attendant decided it was better to have the first class passengers have restroom privileges and announce to the whole plane that they would have to wait until the service cart finished its path down the aisle."
Cons: "Flying has become a product of what are you willing to pay for! Baggage costs, seat costs, food costs. It's always changing I guess that's good!"

Pros: "That I got to my destination safely."
Cons: "On a flight for over 5 hours and I needed to pay to watch TV, just not right, and a small bag of spicy pretzels w/a small cup of soda (mostly ice) to top it off."

Pros: "I'm so glad I stuck with loyalty to United. They have a really good Status program that gives all the extra little touches of comfort, especially on long flights!"

Pros: "Service was excellent"
Cons: "Seats are contrived - knees bumping up against seat back. Maybe ok for short flights but 5 hours is too long"

Pros: "the crew was nice. mostly what i liked"
Cons: "didn't like the fact had to check in my carry on. so many of the passenger were had more than a carry on, wasn't pleased with that."

Pros: "Flight not full so with empty seat beside me I had lots of room to sprawl!"
Cons: "I still think it's wrong for airlines to charge for food so I didn't buy any. Couldn't get United app to work so no in-flight entertainment except what I brought."

Pros: "Boarded the plane at regular time but then had to get off because our pilots were switched to another plane. We had to then get off the plane and wait 2 hours for our next crew of pilots. It was a frustrating trip."

Pros: "outstanding service from the flight crew - makes me very happy to fly United comfortable seating and in-flight options clean, efficient gate made for a pleasant boarding experience"
Cons: "folks in economy that stuffed their items in business class which made getting my items extraordinarily difficult. Flight attendants should be monitoring this as it defeats the purpose of flying exclusively on United and premier status, which includes the benefit of getting off of the plane quickly upon arrival. whoever thought the ratio of eggs to oatmeal meals is completely off base. At least 7 more passengers would have preferred eggs, but were told there were no more to be offered. intercom is way too loud, esp. if you have earbuds in - we can hear you through the earbuds, esp. when plugged into the console when we'rer watching movies"

Pros: "I got to have a whole can of juice not just a small glass, yes, thank you."

Pros: "I was short."
Cons: "Plane was late arriving and had to chance plans at final destination for pick up."

Cons: "My 6:50 am flight was canceled at 11:40 pm the night before. Spent an hour and 15 minutes trying to talk to costumer service before I gave up since it was 1:30 am. Got put on a standby list for a flight and the flight was 5.5 hours delayed. Finally left SFO to San at 2 pm after being at the airport since 7am. Was supposed to originally be there by 8:30am but had to use my PTO since I missed the whole day of work."

Pros: "Service was fine, friendly flight attendances."
Cons: "Movies were not on demand, you had to wait until they would start. Then, you would be missing more than one, or watch not from the beginning."

Cons: "My flight was delayed an hour and we sat at the gate with no explanation why for over 20 minutes."

Pros: "The flight attendant was fabulous."
Cons: "The seats are too small for me but that's my fault for being very overweight."

Pros: "Flexible flight and schedule is on time. Usually I taken United for my traveling ."

Pros: "Flight was on time. Staff were polite. Flight was totally uneventful (just how we like them)."
Cons: "We were all required to check our carry-on bags as we boarded as there was apparently no more space in the plane, though once on board, there was space in the overhead storage - I think they did it because it was expedient for them to have us do so. I didn't eat any food so can't really comment on it (gave it "okay" but don't rely on that). The screen for my seat didn't work - no big deal on a short flight but there you go."

Cons: "No snacks, only beverages and wifi wasn't included in ticket price."

Pros: "Not bad just not good."

Pros: "Boarding was extremely slow. Not enough overhead space left which required almost all of group 5 to check bags. Flight attendants were not very attentive. Seats were thinly padded."

Cons: "No TV screens"

Cons: "Broken seats caused delays. Older aircraft needed TLC."

Cons: "Didn't get to get on your flight due to your error"

Pros: "Everything. This flight had more space and staff were excellent. No delays and left on time."

Pros: "nothing to like when the flight was cancelled."
Cons: "United Airlines cancelled flight, had to reschedule to next day. It did the similar thing on the initial SAN to LAX flight by delaying the flight and make me miss the connecting flight out of LAX. Overall the worst experience ever."

Cons: "Delays, lost flight, no refunds"

Pros: "Comfort. Cabin crew polite and friendly."
Cons: "Late leaving Denver"

Pros: "Getting to San Diego."
Cons: "The huge lines and almost missed my flight due to Homeland Security."

Cons: "Flight diverted to LAX then stuck on tarmac for 2.5 hours waiting for decision. Then waited for bus to terminal. Then waited 45 minutes for baggage to unload. Then put on a charter bus to San Diego. When arrived at SAN had to wait 45 min for a cab because United didn't let the cab companies know that 250 people would be arriving at 2:30AM. So instead of arriving at 9PM we arrived in the middle of the night with horrible service all around."

Cons: "The flight was delayed and it was freezing. The TV monitors kept turning on and off and it was a night flight with the lights off, so it kept waking me up."

Cons: "I lost my opportunity to attend a work conference due to detours, mechanical issues, and poor planning. I also lost my $1000 grant that I would have received through the conference. All.i.have is a hurting back, empty stomach, and money lost on a terrible experience. Will not use United anytime soon. I wish I could change my return flight to another carrier"

Cons: "Flight never happened."

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