A REVIEW BASED ON FACTUAL EXPERIENCES ON FORIGN CARRIERS AND THEIR SERVICE COMPARED TO AA and Other US CARRIERS, FIRST CLASS WHAT ? YOUR price for what not much more then a premium class seat AND ALL YOU OFFER IS a can of coke and a pkg of Fig Cookies ? Seriously. All 4 of my flights were first class, Joke of an offering, and each one sucked, I am American and I have flown over 800,000 miles and over 650 flights in 4 years, out of all these flights I've only flown US Carriers 12 times and I know that is a factual number. Jet Blue I will fly again, they act are a good and ran and they know how to take care of their guests AMERICAN AIRLINES JUST SUCKS Cathay pacific, Eva Air, Air Asia, Asiana, Korean Air, ANA, Thai Air ways and many more, I fly business class and every one of these airlines blows away these Sad Poorly ran US CARRIER'S, ,
The boarding process was uneventful and normal. The plane was on the smaller side and a tight fit. Most people had to plane side check their luggage. The pilots seemed pleasant. We waited about an hour from leaving the gate to actually taking off with no information from the crew as to what was taking longer than normal. The flight attendants were informative but aggressive about the mask policy and spoke on the PA system often and for long periods of time. The attitude of the flight crew about several issues made the passengers tense. We arrived about 30 minutes behind schedule but safely.
the connection time between flights was NOT adequate especially considering I had to go through customs! AA did page me and had a representative (I think his name was Brian) waiting for me to help me get to my connection. He gave me a bright red/orange tag. I still hit some barriers. I was stopped in security and my carry on was put aside to be searched. It sat and sat . I explained to the man I had to go. He said he was working alone, so I had to wait. I was ready to leave it and just run to catch the flight, but the security man said I wasn't allowed to do that. He finally called someone else to search my bag (nothing found) I did make it...barely!
My direct flight was canceled and I had to go through Atlanta. I checked out my luggage through customs in Atlanta and checked them in to Philadelphia. I boarded on Friday, bags arrived on Monday at 6 Pm. The suitcases are bashed in, the contents spilled and ruined my expensive bags and shoes . I had to throw several cooked foods away because they had gone bad. My original ticket from Accra to London on Oct 6 was canceled without an explanation. Then the flight 24 hours later, was changed . It was a nightmare without any explanations or compensation.
Absolutely horrible check in process leaving Aruba. Arrived 3 hours early. Line stretched from inside to out of airport. No movement in 1 hour. Two hours left. Much less than 1/2 to desk with one hour left and multiple security and customs checks (both Aruba and US). Two flights from Aruba leaving to Miami with American a only couple of hours apart. No one came through trying to determine who had the earlier flight to make sure no one missed it. If not for my “pushy” wife who moved us into “First Class” line to bypass others, we would have missed flight as obviously most people waiting around us did as they did not board the plane. Not enough American Airlines staff working at counters. Very slow check in process. The extensive Verifly process we did to document our immunizations and vaccines we were told was not working so they wanted to see documents. They wanted to charge us for checked bag despite we had a checked bag included. Same story from others who actually made the flight.
I know it’s been 2 years and counting ,BUT your folks need to get more aggressive having everyone cover their noses in tight spaces on the bus and in the boarding areas. There are always a few “smart asses” who refuse to cover up. I suppose it would be difficult to “deputize” passengers, and you guys know the rules better than anyone. But how selfish are these people ? They should Immediately be removed from the lines, and at least held out to board last as an example. If airlines did something like this, it might help keeping us all safe from this ongoing problem! Please send my highest regards to all your employees! I am sure they never thought they would be put in this position but they should remember it’s keeping them and their families safe as well! Otherwise , the flight was great!
The puddle jumper from Charlotte to Asheville often appears to be a low priority, if not for American Airlines then Charlotte International Airport. We had a tight connection (45 minutes), made worse by malfunction of gateway which took agonizing time to repair. I got no less than 3 gate changes, all in Concourse E, the farthest away from B where we landed. Fortunately airport people were great with a wheelchair for my wife, without which we would have missed the connection. Then, when we arrived at the resigned gate, the wheelchair attendant had to try times to get gate personnel to direct her to the right gate. Finally, when we went down stairs, we were redirected to a plane at least 300 yards from where we went down the stairs. If all that weren't enough, the two flight attendants appeared more interested in flirting with each other than paying any attention to the travelers. Avoid this connection if you can. Delta much better customer service.
The flight attendants were helpful and friendly, the plane was clean and food was ok
Having to stand in line with a 2 year old while rude passengers rush to board not caring about anyone or anything bit getting to their seat. What happened to letting customers with small children board first
Going my flight was delayed almost 4 hours and my connecting flight was canceled. Had to stay over night in the airport. I was able to book another flight and make it to my destination. But had to wait for the next flight to bring my baggage.
Coming back my flight was good . I have no complaints.