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Top airline flying Santa Barbara to Cape Town Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7,2
American Airlines
Overall score based on 45 510 reviews
7,5
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,8
Crew
6,9
Entertainment
6,7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "There was no WiFi"

Pros: "Everything was awesome"
Cons: "Flight delay"

Cons: "When you buy basic economy they put you in zone 9 for boarding. When i checked in online, they didnt even give me and my wife seats together."

Cons: "Having to go to a different line to pay for a heavy bag"

Pros: "Once getting on the plane, experience was great. 15/10 on the inflight entertainment option. Was not expecting that luxury and was super grateful! Flight attendants were amazingly sweet and helpful. (Cali and Stephanie)"
Cons: "the gate was never posted on the mobile boarding pass, online, the tv next to the gate or the airport boards (it was never posted anywhere). Everywhere said TBD or was blank when everything else was filled. I only accidentally found the gate because I knew my flight should be boarding so I went to all the lines and it ultimately was the unmarked one and I had to ask the person at the desk. I almost missed this flight because the lack of communication on what gate the flight was from."

Cons: "Late boarding, WiFi didn’t work. Small seats. Why do I continue to fly you guys?"

Pros: "It was a red-eye flight and the crew kept the lighting low and the cabin quiet."
Cons: "More snack variety than pretzel nibbles."

Pros: "This seats on this flight were very comfortable."
Cons: "Delayed boarding due to mechanical issue with a lens on one of the plane's exterior lights."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "They need more space and better food"

Pros: "The seats were comfortable"
Cons: "There’s zero legroom."

Cons: "Connecting from Paris CDG through Chicago O Hare incoming flight to Paris was delayed by 1 hour resulting with our flight delayed. Connection at O’Hare was terrible had to take the bus from one terminal to the other which added to our delay and frustration"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "one of the crew members (Ana) was not only rude and bumping the food cart everywhere, she apparently did not learning as kid the basic of thank you and please. In addition her personal manners of cleaning her nose with her hand, was not only disgusting but unhygienic."
Cons: "Food, boarding and some training for some of the crew"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Not sitting on the runway for 2 hours"

Pros: "Ease of bording"

Pros: "The service was very good"
Cons: "All was good"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "My flight from Madison to Chicago got cancelled and I had to drive for three hors to get to o’ Hare."

Cons: "Your seats are small and you never turn the fasten seatbelt light off"

Pros: "Crew on and off plans were helpful and nice."
Cons: "Delayed for hours for a short one hour flight with multiple gate switches."

Cons: "Was very cold on fight,"

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Delayed due to unknown. But was expected due to weather in Denver"

Pros: "Your crew was friendly, attentive and efficient. Flight was excellent and the pilot kept us informed."
Cons: "food selection was minimal. Wanted one of the fresh plates, but there was only hummus and crackers."

Pros: "The flight was good. Takeoff and landing were great. Service in flight great."
Cons: "The online safety show didn’t work. They started it several times, then did it in Edson. The overhead reading lights flashed on and off periodically making me a bit concerned about the electricals. Our main piece of luggage was sent on a different flight. It took us over an hour to locate that had happened. We waited at the distribution point. We got one Piecebut not the other. After all we’re taken from the belt we went in search and found it."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "spending $600 on a one way flight with you today has been the worst experience and rip off ever! Delayed in Hartford 6 hours. Changed my layover flight in Dallas. Now Dallas delayed 1 hour."

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "On time. Good crew."
Cons: "Flight was over sold and announcements about it at the gate had a threatening tone."

Pros: "I was upgraded and dinner was delicious."

Pros: "Friendliness of crew"
Cons: "Fourth roundtrip flight where I have been unable to use my upgrades to upgrade to first class on any of the four segments. What good are the upgrades?"

Pros: "Very comfortable, affordable, nice staff! On time. Will fly AA again."

Pros: "Seat was good and staff were pleasant and attentive."
Cons: "In-flight music selection could have been better."

Pros: "I miss the first leg of my flight and they cancelled my whole ticket and didn’t rebook me. This was an intentional flight. I paid $1500 for the ticket and even when another airline was going to fly me to catch the second leg they denied me. This was my worst experience, I have missed flights before and I get rebooked pay some fee but I still get to my destination. I missed an opportunity to pay last respect to my dad. I’m so very disappointed"
Cons: "The customer service is just horrible. They simply don’t care about you just what you paid."

Pros: "Uncertain why there are 9 boarding groups, seems to be excessive/confusing."

Pros: "Smooth flight, on time!"
Cons: "No food offered on 1st leg, but it was on the menu card."

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "No individual TVs, electric plug nor WiFi"

Pros: "The business class cabin is one of the best in the business with a great seat and onboard product. The food was good and the snack bar is great for when you need something mid-flight. American has one of the best selections of inflight entertainment with tons of movies and TV shows available for their long-haul flights."
Cons: "Boarding at Sydney International Airport was a bit of a chore. There is a pre-screening area where they check passports and boarding passes prior to reaching the gate. People are randomly selected for secondary screening. Give yourself extra time to board."

Pros: "The attendants helped you with all your needs. They were professional and fluent in the languages necessary to help the passengers. Very impressed"
Cons: "Good was good. Snacks and beverages were awesome."

Pros: "AA Dreamliner was awesome"
Cons: "Holding terminal had no food establishments"

Cons: "Having my 5am oneway flight cancelled 3 hrs before flight time resulting in rebooking with layover and tripple the time it would have taken to get to my destination"

Pros: "Boarding was well"
Cons: "Service , flight attendant rude, zero seating comfort . Old paid off plane"

Cons: "LATAM deboarded me from the flight after I had boarded. They claimed American had cancelled my reservation because they did not think I would make my connection. I ran in order to make it and then instead of offering me information on the next flight they left me stranded with instructions to find American. Terrible, terrible customer service. I will think twice before booking a LATAM flight again."

Pros: "The crew was one of the best flight crews I have ever met! We had many of the same attendants on the flight back to MIA, as well. Give them raises!"

Cons: "The seats in first class were actually pretty uncomfortable. The backrest has a strange curve. I think economy would have been better."

Pros: "only the low fare; which wasn't worth the experience we endured. i do not plan to use them again!"
Cons: "that was much too long a flight to be to be put through such an inferior"

Pros: "Nice aircraft, clean, comfortable, friendly staff"

Pros: "The staff was so nice and helped me find my way around."
Cons: "Food prices a bit high when compared to buying the same thing outside the airport."

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Flight attendants vocally expressed how badly they hated heir jobs. Their service echoed their sentiments."

Cons: "No Wi-Fi"

Pros: "Flying first class"
Cons: "This was just over an hour flight, but something in first class besides popcorn or potato chips would have been better. Maybe hummus or cheese tray? What happened to warm cookies with milk?"

Pros: "I had my first experience in the Admiral's Lounge at O'Hare and enjoyed it very much."
Cons: "My traveling companion's tray table was disgusting when she folded it down for beverage service. She asked for a wet towel and the flight attendant was snarky but went to get one without even looking or asking to see what the problem was. Her entertainment console wasn't working so they reset it but instead it reset mine (two seats over) they did this again and I let them know it was resetting mine. I was told that I was not in the seat they were resetting for ...I inquired if perhaps they should try to reset mine and see if it would, in fact, fix hers..it did. When she slipped off her shoes the carpet was soaking wet. This was a really crummy, crummy flight."

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