PlusPoints are useless if seats are so rarely available.
Apart from the delays in terms of departure times, the airline experience was so bad, given the medical incident from a passenger sitting at the back of the plane. I was so close to it, and was utterly disappointed by the failure of the cabin crew to control passengers from overcrowding the sick passenger and allow the crew to administer the necessary medical intervention. It all amounted to compromised safety at 30000 feet, and seriously more training on the part of the airline is required in this regard. The other issue I realised is lack of cleanliness and care on the part of cabin staff, with one lady spilling food next to where I was sitting and ignoring the incident completely. I had to ask another to intervene and for which only superficial help was rendered. This is not what I expected, but this is what I got and speaks volumes to a cabin crew which is all female, mature/elderly, and expected to be more hands on to problems of this nature. The food is terrible in economy class, with options very limited. I opted for chicken, but did not know that it had curry in it, so I could not eat my meal further, and so no need to ask for the vegetarian option.
Pros: "The flight was smooth"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Not much you can do about that."
Cons: "Try to keep the flights close to schedule and be honest about the delay."
Cons: "we had a 9 hour delay"
Pros: "The crew was quite nice"
Cons: "Newark airport terminal C is totally a mess"
Pros: "The plane was a newer one with a bit more leg room."
Cons: "The snack was lousy - a very small pack of pretzels. For example, I’ve been on United flights when they gave us maple crisp cookies that were delicious. You would think for a five hour flight they could give you better snack! Drink service was very good."
Pros: "Crew let me sleep. And was very pleasant and professional. A positive and upbeat attitude goes a long way!"
Pros: "Good flight, nice staff."
Cons: "Food not the greatest and flight over-crowded."
Cons: "Wifi wasn't working 100% so it was spotty but otherwise 2hr flight went along."
Pros: "The space in economy was bigger than expected. All the staff were very pleasant."
Cons: "I understand budget constraints but the food was mediocre. Can someone relook at choices."
Cons: "The Flight attendants were great They were always helpful to the passengers Greeted everyone as they entered and left the airplane"
Cons: "No air conditioning... the plane was hot"
Pros: "The plane, crew and boarding was great, and the food and drinks were quite good. Legroom in standard economy class was passable for a 6'2" person."
Cons: "I booked through the United website as trip from US, have Silver status on United, and Lufthansa's policies of not allowing advance (1-2 mo before flight) seat selection (never on UA nor LH websites) are just horrible. Hard to get through on 800 number, and 1 day before trip answer was still to do it in Frankfurt. Economy plus was $1000 more/person, and even then no guarantee I could choose a seat far in advance. Then, at computer kiosk in Frankfurt, they had a wrong diagram of the plane,as we ended up on what turned out to be a no-recline row which I would never get. I'm 6'2", 230lbs, and wasn't able to sleep on that flight. Had I been able to reserve a seat behind a bulkhead or in exit row 2mos in advance, I would have been fine."
Cons: "We booked our seats for this family trip together, but were spread out all over the plane. The gate representative was very unpleasant to speak to. And classic United, overbooked the flight so there was no chance of fixing the seating."
Cons: "Hour and a half delay"
Cons: "That I could only have one carry on an my purse was considered two, really and it was a small purse."
Pros: "Comfortable seat, nice crew."
Cons: "flight was delayed - mechanical; disabled husband (had knee replacement 15 weeks ago) had to walk the entire way from concourse F to A. the caused excruciating pain."
Cons: "Perhaps a choice of two items could be given for a snack."
Pros: "Direct flight. Took off on time and landed early. Decent amount of leg room and friendly staff. Overall very smooth experience."
Cons: "Didn't have enough room for my feet and my small backpack"
Pros: "Service 0"
Cons: "Service is very bad"
Cons: "I was seated right behind first class. While still on the runway and for about the first 15 minutes of flight, There was literally a few frozen water drops, condensation I guess, dripping down on me because it was like a walk-in cooler. I asked for a blanket and the flight attendant said they were for first class only. He did then get me one and said "I had one left." Obviously a lie... but I was grateful for the blanket at that point because I was very cold. Other than that it was a fine flight and check-in was a breeze online."
Pros: "Staff & crew very friendly."
Pros: "I didn't enjoy my trip."
Cons: "Intentionally delaying my flight out of Newark to Syracuse. My flight from Sacramento to Dulles was stuffing with little leg room. This crew was also very unfriendly."
Pros: "Left on time,arrived on time, crew was polite"
Cons: "Not a crew or airline issue, but strong winds made for three attempted landings."
Pros: "Made it safely from point A to point B."
Cons: "On most airlines, including United, flying is ever more uncomfortable and degrading. Too many people crammed into too little space. My pre-check-in was fruitless because a paper ticket was necessary. The constant upselling of "better" classes of service/comfort and sorting passengers into descending boarding categories is utterly out of control. Make it stop."
Pros: "I enjoyed the movie selections"
Cons: "My seat was given away to a stand by passenger. Even though I showed up on time the crew member refused to give me my seat back."
Pros: "Delay, delay, delay"
Pros: "The crew on board the flights were always friendly and Stern with unruly customers. Very good job in that department."
Cons: "I am 5'10 and 155 lbs I wasn't so cramped in the sets that when the person infront of me put there seat back I couldn't cross my leg or sit comfortable. I can't imagine what a person any taller or larger then me felt. Oh also the average size man sitting extra to me was spilling over my seat. Luckily he did not smell and was very apologetic. The only reason I booked through united was because of how cheap they were. But with Lon delays. Rude check in emoployees, bad snacks, zero in flight entertainment 7.99 to watch tv? Come on you have us trapped already. (returning to Hawaii) and one of the worst seating set ups of my life. Yeah I'll gladly go back to delta."
Cons: "Waiting in the airport for 8hours! I have fibromyalgia and it was very uncomfortable. Never got a straight answer about why it kept being delayed. Missed my flight to San Diego!"
Cons: "I didn't like the 1 hr delay and sitting on the plane for an hr before take off"
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: "THIS FLIGHT WAS VERY DUSTY AND DIRTY ALONG THE WINDOW SEATS. It looked like no one had dusted in a very long time."
Pros: "I liked that we landed early, but the airport was not ready for us, so practically all the advantage of the early landing was lost. The food was decent, but the final snack was kind of rushed. We had a safe, relatively smooth flight."
Cons: "I couldn't hear many of the announcements and the intercom quality was poor. Seating is always cramped in Economy, especially on a crowded flight."
Cons: "Having to board and put away carry on thinking the flight will depart soon and then finding out within 15 mins when everyone have boarded and settle that the maintenance delay requires that everyone must evacuate the plane with their carry on luggages. We waited at the gate for nearly 2 hours because the flight clerk told us not to roam far due to continuous updates... It started out as a 30 min delay and ended as a 2 hour delay with gate and plane changes. Had we known it was a 2 hr delay we would have been able to go use the restroom and go eat in between without worrying that the flight will depart."
Pros: "I love that you can fly direct to Pasco now. For years, one had to fly to Seattle and catch a puddle jumper. You're only in the air for about an hour and a half and Pasco has been slowly upgrading their airport. I love how easy it is to visit my family in the Tri-city area now."
Cons: "Constant 5 - 30 minute email updates stating flight delay. The delayed started at 30 minutes and ended in being 3 hours. The stated reason changed just as frequently."
Pros: "The plane and crew functioned well. From a purely technical stand-point the flight was a success, though it was delayed at Newark because the maintenance dept. took a good half hour to 45 minutes in transmitting its clearance to the captain."
Cons: "A lot of people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and dispositions were crammed into a comparatively small space. It was close and stuffy, very little space to stretch or move about when that was allowed. I'm not tall, but in terms of body mass I'm thicker and wider than many folks, but not obese, and my body thermostat tends to run on the warm side. So the flight was a bit of a physical and mental ordeal for me. The entertainment might have been great had my headphone port been operational. A previous passenger broke off the plug in the hole and the flight staff didn't have a pair of pliers on board to pull it out. Consequently, I was unable to listen to the media in-flight. Also, I couldn't recline my seat because the fussy older woman who sat behind me complained when I did, which made it difficult to snooze."
Cons: "Not much. Brand new 737-800 that was the most cramped uncomfortable cabin/seats I've ever been in next to a commuter flight. Middle seat in the last row no recline didn't help. And my knees were up against the seat in front of me all the way. Was battling back cramps and spasms. Felt like a sardine. And we got no beverage service"
Pros: "That it was short"
Cons: "Boarding a small plane on a cold rainy day by waking along the tarmac out to the plane. umbrellas are wet and wind insures passengers are wet before getting on board. A experience I hope to not relive. Oh drop the Asian "Style" snack and bring back peanuts"
Pros: "Eplenty of leg room. Very nice flight, no complaints,nothing I didn't like"
Pros: "Boarding was efficient and the crew was competent."
Cons: "United charges you extra for everything. Economy is uncomfortable."