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so is there a problem today on this site. I would like to complain about my flight from louisville ky to huntsville al my spouse was informed my flight would be an hour late which was not true since i was already in huntsville she informed my ride of this which resulted in me sitting there for an hour and a half on my return she was informed my flight was cancelled till the next day this also did not happen this undo stress on my family and those who were to pick me up this was all not needed i was disappointed in this treatment. thanks Herbert c Pate
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 I took American Airlines flight 2216 from Chicago, Il to Portland, OR departing 5:40pm. I was the first person in one of the last groups to board. As I stepped into first class, a stewart asked me to "wait" and then proceeded to ask every seated passenger in first class for their drink order. I had a carry on bag plus a personal item and had waited some time to board. Only a few people ordered a drink and most looked at me, standing behind him, waiting to get through.
In some countries, on public transport, people give up their seat to a senior like myself with grey hair. For an American Airlines stewart to ask me to wait while he took orders that could have waited, was not only a surprise but rude. I think he would have gotten more drink orders if he had waited.
on June 14, 2018 I flew from Sacramento, Ca to DWF on flight 2338. Before boarding in Sacramento passengers were told if they had roll on, carry on luggage that it would not fit overhead and courtesy check bag at door. I have a new Delsey Luggage bag from Paris and complied. When I arrived at DWF I went to baggage claim and retrieved my suitcase. The brown trim was ripped away from the bag and black scuff marks were on the light tan side of the case. I have attached a picture of the damage. Otherwise I have been very pleased with the polite and professional attention from your airlines. I have never filed a complaint before but hope that some compensation will be forthcoming.
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I cannot get any help with my lost bag. None..No one at American Airlines knows anything. Thanks
My flight was canceled last minute June 12th. I missed my meetings, my company dinner, It was a great inconvenience!!! Plus I got to spend another 7 hours in your airport. I was never told why the flight was cancelled.. Just is. You made my trip hateful from the very start. I will never use you again.. I should get a refund of my ticket!!!
On 6/6/2018 I took nonstop flight 403 from Las Vegas to Philadelphia to attend my brothers wedding and a family reunion with siblings I rarely get to see. I wanted to take my small suitcase with me on the plane, but was not allowed to do that. Your agent insisted I check my bag. I did, and your airline promptly lost it! I am now across the country with the clothes on my back, no prescription glasses, no medication, and an automated voice telling me you still can't find my bag. Thank you for ruining my trip, and offering impersonal and inept service. How exactly do you lose luggage on a nonstop flight? If a passenger has a small suitcase and wants to bring it on the plane, LET THEM. Especially if you can't be relied on to keep track of it when it's checked! I don't fly often, but this experience ensures that I will avoid using American Airlines ever again. Horrible experience.
I filed a Complaint Reference a Flt I took on 05/10/2018 from Ontario Ca to Newark NJ.I received a e-mail dated 05/28/2018, Ref#1-26984296299 stating that arrangements have been made for a $100.00 eVoucher (via a separate email) for each of you toward the purchase of a ticket to travel with you. I hope that I am giving you enough time, however I am ready to use those Vouchers. As of now I have not received them, our record locator were SQSZHV. Any more information you need from me, please let me know. Thanks for your Support.
I am so disappointed at your service. I called and requested a wheel chair from gate to gate for my old age and injury passenger. I found out that wheel chair came pick her up after a very long flight from London but was taken to wrong gate. after few hours because she was suspicious at where she was, she then asked a stranger who took her to the correct gate for the flight by walking far distance. she is now in pain on knees and back. I suggest AA better start ready for hospital bill and extra. Very disappointed to here this while am still on deployment.
i booked a flight to montgomery alabama,flight changes were made,i was not notified.
when i arrived at the airport i was told that i could go to charlotte but i could not get
to montgomery.the reason for my flight was to attend the college graduation of my
granddaughter in auburn, alabama and my daughter was going to pick me up in montgomery.
the graduation was monday,may 7 at 10;a.m.
to be able to attend the graduation i took an uber car from birmingham to auburn at a
cost of 212.37 dollars.
i would appreciate reimbursement.
sincerely yours, jerome robinson
My booking reference number is JMCMVC, first off, I had to change my flight date from Las Vegas to Washington and correct my surname to Brandes because my son who booked this trip used my married surname San Buenaventura and not my maiden last name Brandes reflected on all of my legal IDs/documents. The representative on the phone whom I spoke to was very efficient and helped me to rebook my flight and correct the surname but she failed to mention that all my existing seats reserved for the multiple flights that was booked under that reservation would be totally erased or deleted. We reserved seats during the booking online because I was travelling with my family from BMI to SJ PR thus my stress began. I found out later on when I arrived at the airport for my first trip that my original seat reservation was non-existent when I tried to check-in and that seats will be assigned to me when I check-in at the other airports, to my dismay couldn't even find any available seats on the mobile app which caused me to panic since I seemed to not have any seat at all. My daughter tried to reserve seats for me thru phone representatives but to her dismay was only informed that I will only be assigned seats at each airport that I check in at. Very frightening to think that you don't even know where you are seated and can't even choose where to sit or be seated next to your daughter who wants to spend time with you because she is about to enter the military and won't be able to see her mom for a long time. I rate this experience from 1-10 10 being excellent a 1.
Next incident, the day before I leave SJ PR to go home to Las Vegas, I receive an email telling me that there is a delay in my flight to ORD (Chicago) but I had already checked in online. Next email says I may miss my connecting flight to LV because of the delay of the connecting flight. I had to call 3 times and speak to a representative but no other flight going to LV that same night! Panic attack again! I had work the next day 7am PST. I tried to get another booking and the representative I spoke to on the phone found me a plane leaving in an hour so we all rushed to the airport not even folding the clothes just stuffed it in the bag. At the airport, I couldn't check my bags in, the machine kept saying see an agent and I did but he couldn't print a baggage tag too saying that the plane may be closed for luggages now. Such wrong choice of words to tell a passenger who has been through a lot just to get home that same day! He made me fidgety and panic attacks surged up again. Finally I was referred to the main customer service lane and I had my luggage checked in. Next rush was to get to the gate before it closed. 12:15PM and TSA line was ridiculously long. 12:44 is my boarding time, I am still nowhere near the end of the line. I got out of the TSA area 12:59 and ran for dear life got there just in time for my group number to be called to board. Arriving at FW Dallas, I had to run to the airlink to get to my connecting flight gate 7. Then run again to the gate because there was just 20minutes in between landing and next boarding for connecting flight to Vegas. I got there just in time again for boarding for my group number. After being settled and waiting for the plane to close its doors, 20 minutes or so later, they announced that there was a delay and we shall be leaving in a few minutes. That never happened because we were all asked to deplane and get all our belongings and wait for further announcement. So we waited until the caterer truck that was stuck under the plane was finally able to get out from under the plane and AA ground crew had to investigate if the plane was still safe to fly. Finally after more than 30 minutes we were asked to board again and this time with no order at all. Everybody wanted to get to their seats right away and fly asap! After all this trouble, I thought I would get to Las Vegas earlier than expected but we landed in McCarran airport more than an hour late. As you can see all of this has caused me a lot of running, panicking that I may miss flights, scared that I may get lost in new airport destinations, stress because of all the trouble that one delayed ORD Chicago flight caused me! I shall await your prompt action and response on this matter.
My Mother that is 84 years old in a wheelchair was stranded on American Airlines Sunday April 29th 2018. She missed her flight from Dallas, TX due to flight cancellation to Nashville TN. She was scared and crying!! I drove over an hour to Nashville TN airport to get her and she wasn't there!! Then had to come home and go again the next morning to the airport. We use American Airlines a lot. But now....it is in question.....We hope American Airlines will give my Mother a free ticket since she travels 2 or 3 times a year.
Your company doesn’t even rate a single star! I fly Southwest weekly but had to fly American this week to get to Little Rock AR. Wow what a difference. Your people treat passengers like livestock. Entitlement attitude! Like I was doing them a favor. American has a great deal to learn about how to treat passengers. Two of my four flights were late. They took my bag in Little Rock on the return but when Ingot on the plane here were 4 or five places to put it in the overhead!
You and your team are really organized! Had to wait an additional 3 minutes for my small bag in Las Vegas! That was after the flight was one hour and 45 minutes late taking off!! God I miss Southwest. Needless to say the only time I will consider American in the future will be in pure desperation! Thank you for a truly miserable two days of travel!
On May 4th my flight AA1753 was delayed several times, then cancelled at end of night, when I went to gates to see what to do there were two lines to get changes, I let people go before be as some were more frustrated than I, the other line was down to 1 person so as there were only myself and one other left, I walked to other gate and as I got there he said "I just clocked out". I went back now I was last one, and the only one who had to be rebooked through a connecting flight in morning. I was not happy, I paid for a non-stop, I won't do connecting flights. He said only other option was 5:45 pm. The employee said there was nothing else he could do, did not inform me I could use another airline, I ended up just coming back home, telling him that wont work for me. Called AA when I got home they told me nothing they could do. This was not weather related, and there was no, not even minor compensation offered regarding this extreme inconvenience. Thank you for your time and response.
I have traveled approximately 200 times in first class in my many years traveling and never experienced such poor service as on a recent American Airlines flight. I want to mention too that this is the first time I have ever filed a complaint after about 45 years of traveling. On April 24 on AA412 from Philadelphia to San Francisco, I boarded wearing a blue blazer. I held the blazer awaiting the Stewardess's (Sandy) assistance in hanging my coat. I ordered water and my wife, Diane ordered a ginger ale prior to our take-off. As Sandy was delivering the ginger ale, a hole in the plastic cup caused the beverage to leak all over my coat. Sandy briefly apologized, speaking to the hole in the cup as the cause. Surprisingly, she never again addressed the incident or took my coat for hanging for the rest of the 6 hour 18 minute flight! The only mention of the incident was to indicate in mid-flight that "you shouldn't feel like you're alone in your misery, one of the pilots also got a cup with a hole in it." I couldn't believe it!
I'm really not trying to seek any reimbursement for this (although it cost me $8.00 to have the coat cleaned). I really just wanted to bring your attention to the lack of service. I've never had to hold my sport coat in my lap in first class for a 6+ hour flight! Your Sandy really doesn't belong in first class servicing your customers!
I thought this was deficient enough service that American Aurlines really needed to know!
I am not one to ever complain, in fact I try to calm others down when they get upset over silly matters. With that being said, I did feel compelled to let you know I just had the worst travel experience of my life, and I mean both the going and return flights equally bad. I left Midland Airport on Monday 4/918 flight #5993 and that leg of the travel went well nice crew and clean plane and left on time, and now the fun begins when I arrived in Dallas I boarded flight 2387 to Charlotte NC, The flight was severally overbooked and my seat (that I reserved) was moved to a center seat 29E (I am 6'2" and approx. 245lbs so I try to get aisle seating. Then the 737 had mechanical issues so we all just sat there waiting, the captain did keep us informed which made it a more bearable and still landed a little late, then on the return flight back to Dallas #224 once again overcrowded conditions and again mechanical issues, however this time no information coming from the captain we just sat there, emotions started building as people started realizing our connecting flights were going to be missed. Finally the Captain came across approx. an hour after we were supposed to leave saying it was a minor issue and non critical to the flight and it would be resolved shortly. All the while there was an intoxicated woman causing a scene and largely being ignored by crewmember and the captain (she should have been escorted off the plane, but that is just my opinion). so after another thirty minutes or so we were cleared to leave. we arrived in Dallas very late and were met by One "ONE" ticket agent to assist everyone that missed their connecting flights, so after standing in that line we were taken off site to a hotel that was largely under construction and was old and outdated and given a 7.00 meal voucher that was really more of an insult than a help. I finally arrived home 13 hours late and missed my much needed cardiology appointment which now I have to wait another three weeks for my medication update. So I guess long story short how are you going to make this up to me, because as it stands now I don't see myself using your services after your 7.00 apology. please feel free to call or email.
P.S. Then crew was extremely professional especially when they did have to talk with the intoxicated loud and obnoxious lady.
Ohare airport 6:00 am on Thursday April 12, 2018. Security checkpoint 7. A woman named Evelyn (red blazer) was shockingly rude to me as I asked her if there were other security checkpoints open at the other end of the terminal; the line was moving unusually slowly. I mentioned I’ve never seen it this long so early (at least not in the past couple years) as I travel often for work, typically in terminal 1 or 2. It was a simple question and she told me I can just go fly United then. I understand maybe there is nothing she can do, but saying that along with a simple comment of apology for the wait would have been a less aggressive, more acceptable and more normal response. A little politeness can go a long way, and so can a lack of it.
Our flight was cancelled in Philadelphia going to Syracuse. We could not get on the next flight. But would need to wait until morning. We said we would try standby as well. They did not allow us to bring our carryon luggage from west palm beach. They told us the overhead compartment was full. My husband has life supporting medical equipment including a cpap machine and a heart monitor. Plus our overnight clothes and toiletries for a delay like this. We were not able to retrieve our carryon bag. We had to pay for a hotel and food and go there without any of our personal items including necessary medical equipment. We were given the runaround at the airport sent from counter to counter. We spent our entire day there. We have been an Advantage member for many years flying USAIR and now American. I don’t know if I will continue business with this airline.
We were on a flight to Maui and it was cancelled due to maintenance problems. We ended up stuck in Phoenix. It was 1200 in the afternoon, I find it difficult to believe they couldn't get an airplane to fly us to Maui. No one notified us until after the fact, I found out from the people in front of us.
We went to the counter to procure our new flight information. There were 3 representatives there assisting. We were in the middle line and were being helped by Ida. She was not helpful at all. We had to settle for 2 rooms when we had 3 families travelling with us. The gal at the next station gave perks to her customers, like $airline credits. When we asked, Ida was rude. My son went over to the person handing out the credit and she told us she only gave credits to "her people" Great.
We planned this vacation for 2 years with our family and had to pay for the night's hotel in Maui despite the fact that we weren't there. I don't understand why a major airline couldn't get us on another flight. They gave us airline miles, big deal. My children don't fly and that is useless.
I would appreciate a telephone call from American Airlines about this!
My advantage #1MV50B6 for flight details. I was treated unprofessionally and denied a hotel voucher after being delayed at the customer service counter for over two hours. Your staff members were not helping, are on their personal phones, and laughing at customers. It is all recorded. I have video and witness evidence. I was denied access to a supervisor when I asked. I would like reimbursement for hotel and my complaint will end. I have the receipt and used my AAdvantage Credit card for proof. We were humiliated and felt threatened at your service counter. Please reply by return email.
Agents at the boarding counter extorted money from me for a double baggage fee. I was forced to pay a fee despite a bag that fit the requirements for boarding and flight that was not full, and was verbally threatened by the agents.
Booked my flight,( booking # 32135373.2)(locater TLIFEA) submitted an email address for update. was not informed of the many cancellation/ updates or changes on flights via email. Stranded at airport on my arrival and departure trips for hours due to the many changes. After long delay on my return flight, was give a complimentary sandwich by AA staff that was expired, spent over 6hrs at airport waiting for the flight out of Jamaica due to mechanical problems that then forced me into an overnight stay in PHL without any extra funds for food.
This trip left me so exhausted, frustrated and totally took away the joy of my vacation. I had never had such bad experience in travelling and feels it necessary to share.
When I retrieved my luggage at Detroit airport after flight from Phoenix the front of it was covered with a black substance which I cannot get off. It looks like it's oil based but I'm not really sure. This is a brand new piece of luggage & first time used. While some wear & tear is to be expected, this is unacceptable!
To whom it concerns: On Monday May 19 I had a connecting flight from Savannah to Wichita flight 1251 the Monday flight was canceled and I was rebooked on flight 1251 Feb. 20, that flight was canceled, not sure why it was raining but have never before had a flight canceled because of rain. I then booked a flight on Southwest Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and arrived safely home. My expenses incurred are as follows: Uber rides to hotels and airports $157.50 meals $85.00 hotels $92.70 and Southwest ticket $$232.00 My expense total of $567.20 i feel should be reimbursed as the Monday flight if had flown I would not have these additional expenses for travel. A voucher or credit would be sufficient, I'm not sure how you handle this but your help would be appreciated.
I paid $40 for exit seat. Knowing that if the flight was full, this would provide me ample room for my carryon bag. An expensive samsonite designed for overheads on CRJ 900 and other aircraft. Flight 5533 on Feb 16 Stewardess Ashley (refused to give last name) made me take my carryon out of the empty overhead where it fit easily and check it. I had to unpack all my electronics. She stated that all rolling bags are not allowed on This flight. Yet others were in the overhead. I was annoyed and inconvenienced by her arrogant and power trip attitude. I would like her to be reprimanded so passengers with carry Ina that fit and are safe can use the overheads.
My wife and I were scheduled to fly from Boston to Miami on 2/9/18 on flight AA2538 with departure at 6:40 AM. We arrived 5:30 AM and checked in. At the gate, we discovered that there was no plane for our flight. When we inquired as to why there was no plane at the gate, the gate agent told us that they were bringing a plane from the hanger. Slightly after the 6:40 departure time, a plane was brought to the gate and boarding began. Sightly after 7 AM the plane was boarded and we were told that it needed to be de-iced. Our departure from Logan finally took place at about 7:30AM. Because of the late departure, we arrived in Miami at about 11 AM. Our connecting flight AA2405 departed at 11:10 AM and we missed the connection. There is only one daily flight to Antigua from Miami and so we were told that we were being re-booked for the next day's flight at the same time. When I inquired about accomodations for for that evening we were told that we were on our own because our Boston to Miami pilot said we had a weather delay of 20 minutes. That simply was not true as there was first a failure to bring a plane to our gate for the scheduled 6:10 AM .boarding which resulted in a late boarding which I contend result in a push back beyond 7 AM. This all culminated in my wife(Advantage Gold WAA8238) and I losing a day at our Antigua resort which we were charged for plus having to also pay for a hotel in Miami as well as meals for one day. We feel we should be reimbursed by American Airlines as the whole problem stems from the fact that a plane had not been brought to the gate on time. The Miami gate re-booking supervisor told us that what the pilot reported and policy regarding a delay of 20 minutes or less resulted in her decision not to provide a hotel for us. As I stated above, I believe that she had inaccurate information and I am asking to have this rectified. I would like to hear from you about this.I have receipts for the hotel and food.
I was boarding a flight from Chicago Ohare to Palm Springs California And the ground crew bumped my wife and I from our seats to give them to a lady in a wheel chair who refused to wait until everyone had boarded so the could get her to her seat at the year of the plane. We called and complained and were told we would need to write in to get any action. They could not authorize any adjustment on the phone. I emailed customer service and after three emails was told they could not authorize giving us those seats, on our return flight in May, without an additional charge
It seems the way to discourage you is " NOT MY JOB" response. My last email I suggested they give me the name of someone in autority and got no response
We flew from Philadelphia to Garden City on January 25th. The staff there at the PHL airport were not accommodating at all! They stopped us in the security line and told us the bag, that we carried on on the way to PA and fit under the seat perfectly, was too big. They made us go clear back down to the ticket counter and check the bag for $25!! That put us out of line, so when we went back up, we had to go clear back to the back. Thankfully we had allowed PLENTY of time at the airport or we would have missed our flight..... All because of the grouchy security person who thought they knew more than we do. Next time we fly we will definitely consider another airline!!
Re:Flt #1904 from Tampa, FL to Charlotte NC...date 10 Feb 2018
Flight was delayed arriving at TPA due to "weight and balance issues" at its departure location. Delay was approximately 45 minutes. (the layover to make the connecting flight from CLT to LGA was 45 minutes) Therefore if things went on schedule,, it would be virtually impossible to make the connection without intervention by AA. During the delayed flight to Charlotte, I asked the flight attendant if she would ask the pilot to request through the company, to hold Flt #682 at the gate for apprx 15 minutes to allow for the connection that myself and 7 others on the plane were going to try to make in Charlotte. She said she would in fact ask the pilot. She then proceeded to go back and chat with the other Flt attendants for 5-10 minutes. When she again walked by, I inquired as to whether she passed along my request to the pilot. She responded that the lead Flt attendant told her not to do so, and that AA would already be doing that without such a request. (I knew that would not happen). When we arrived at Charlotte, I RAN to the OTHER TERMINAL (64 years old)...As I got to the departure gate of the connecting flight before the Take off time...the plane was just clearing the loading ramp and backing out. AMERICAN AIRLINES had obviously done nothing as I anticipated to alert Flt 682 of the late arrival of 8 passengers going onto New York. There were no other flights out of Charlotte to New York, resulting in an overnight stay in Charlotte. There was a complaint worthy delay at the customer service station as well, as both parties manning the booth appeared to not have the proper knowledge or authority to make the overnight arrangements. I was delayed an hour at the customer service station awaiting approval for the hotel. The hotel was about 15 minutes from the airport and was a dilapidated quality inn (photos attached of interior of room). I travel a great deal for work and am an AA member...but will definitely shy away from the airlines if this is the customer service that American airlines advertises as quality and caring. There were many ways to solve this along the way, NONE of which your employees did.
my daughter had a ticket for a 720 am flight we got tothe airport at 30 min before the flight, she stopped to try and sign in at the kyosk but it wouldnot let her so she went to the ticket counter, at that time they told her she was tolate to get on the flight. however they still insisited that she check her bag , if they had not taken time to focus on the bag which was small enough for a carry on in the past, they would have probably had time to check her in before the flight closed. !st complaint!!! they told her there was another flight at 1105 am so we came back to airport intime for that flghjt but shortly realized that the flight was not leaving at 1105 but 155pm. so she waited at the airport for this flight, when it ame time to board she was told that she was on standby and that the flight was full, however they loaded her suitcase on the plane so it went to the destination without her 2ND COMPLAINT!! WHY PUT HER SUITCASE ON THE PLANE IF SHE IS ON STANDBY AND YOU DONT KNOW IF SHE IS GETTING ON THE PLANE. when they moved her to this flight they said " we have you checked in and you a re good go, no mention of being on stand by!! so then we were told there was another flight at 630 pm so we came back to the airport at 530 and waited for this flght, while speakingwith the manager of american airlines at XNA after she was not let on the 155 flight we were told she was on standby for the 630 flight and that she was the only one on the list so she waited after the flight boarded even though she was right there waiting they called another person over the intercom to come board the flight, my daughter asked at this time why this other person was getting the flght infront of her and was told she was on another list something like a OB or OS list or something like that,. we were not toldduring our conversation with them at 155 that there was another list . if we had we may have opted not to make the 3rd trip to the airport for the day. They were rude and condicending and very unhelpful throught this whole process. I will be putting in for a refund for the airfair that was lost and for the 25 dollars she wasmade topay for the luggage. this ,in my oponion is totally unacceptable!!!! where is your customer service, i will tell you it is nonexistent!! not one employee including the manager tried to help us in anyway and it actually felt like they did everything in there power to make things more difficult for us. she didnot get to fly out at all, i had to spend my whole day driving back and forth and her sister and brother inlaw who had taken off work and spent money preparring for her visit were left in the cold as well sonot only did this hurt her and myself it hurt them as well. understand that you have rules and of course if we could have we would have been at the airport earlier however when we left home at 6am to head to the airport, and it usually only takes us 30 min to get there from home. we had every intention of arriving in plenty of time but sometime there are unforeseen things that happen in this world. she was there in plenty of time to have gotten on the plane. i understand that the computers lock the fights at 30 min till departure, however, shoudl we really depend soley on computers , where is the human in your company????? 2 minutes late, someone should be able to push an override buttom and put her on the flight or at least make sure she gets on the next lfight, i remember a day when airlines would try everything possible to make sure there passenger/customers got where they needed to go and got the seats they paid for now apparently you dont care about your passenger/customers all you care about is the money. By the way the manager I spoke too told me that they always overbook flights, this should be against the law! you should not sell more tickets for a flight than number seats on the flight. that is not good for your customers you will always be leaving some one out in the cold. You should be ashamed of your self as a company and go back to giving your customers some service. I will never fly american again if i can possibly help it and will makesure everyone i know hears how we were treated and how unfriendly and unhelpful all of your employees were!!!!!!!!! I gave one star but that is an exageration it just wont let me give any less 0 stars is what you get 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
2/8 flight 1201 out of O'Hare I was told I had to check my carry on, that there was no more room. I told them I could not, they told me I had to. They did not check with the crew on board, just assumed there was no room. There was plenty of room, (the stewardess said the crew did not call them and tell them there was no more room, even when they closed the overheads there was still room. I have emphysema and nerve damage in my hands, I could not carry my personal item, laptop, dinner and water, and I could not carry them to the baggage claim after landing I had to get a wheelchair. I also needed to get some stuff out of the bag, and they told me I could open it about 2 feet from the boarding line, which would have been embarrassing, since I had dirty underwear and poise pads (which I needed). They were also rude about it, and so was I, since I was very upset over the situation.
To whom it may concern,
once again I had a delay issue in the same city as last summer. I was coming from Miami on 2/3/18 and had a connection CLT/Newport News VA flight# 5574, Once again I experience a delay at the same airport for the same destination as my bad experience in the summer. Both cases was maintenance problems.Then they put us in a super tiny plane from American Eagle. At this point I forgot I had great time on my vacation because I was so upset for the delay and tiny aircraft. I don't know if I will book with American Airlines any longer two strikes in less than a year.
Hi there! On a recent trip from Charlotte to Minneapolis the only seat choice I had was an upgraded one for $37 which I didn't need or want. Because there was only a single seat left I clicked on it. The gate agents said they could not help. You shouldn't force people to pay for an upgraded seat...not to mention that it was a middle seat which I never get. The flight was AA 2086 CLT to MSP on 2/3/18. Record locator XGBNZB. Trip Name BTV/MSP. Can you refund this to me?
Other than a mechanical issue with one of the planes, the trip otherwise went smoothly.
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Williston, VT 05495
I have a reservation on AA, NTYQJV made today, 2-7-18. I wish to use my AA miles to pay and complete the reservation. I was 3 times put on hold for a total of 1 hour and 56 minutes, even depleted batteries on two phones waiting. Cannot complete the reservation without help. I asked for AA to call me when an agent who can complete the transaction is available. Again was put on hold after having to switch to a call phone while my other 2 were charging. Still no help. What is going on???
I have been an American Airlines/Citi customer for over 20 years and at Gold status. My AAdvantage # is 17UJ732. Last July I booked two airline tickets for myself and at that time my fiancé Brian Quinney. This was the very first time I was utilizing my miles. This was to be a honeymoon trip to Puerto Vallarta in November of 2017. At the end of October 2017 I was devastate with a break-up and the realization that I was no longer getting married along with a sudden death of my father. I called American Airlines during that time to see what my options were. I was told I could utilize the two established tickets as long as I used them within a year to the same destination. My sister and brother-in-law have a timeshare in Puert0 Vallarta and as a recent gift gave me a week's stay at their timeshare as they knew I had been through a lot and they were generous to do this for me and they knew that I needed to utilize my airline tickets that were purchased with my earned miles in 2017. Needless to say, I was shocked when I called American Airlines on Monday, February 5, 2018 anticipating an easy request of the same flights I had previously booked which were available when I searched online and to request and possibly pay a fee to have the 2nd reservation in my girlfriend's name to go with me in place of the original ticket for Brian Quinney. I was very quickly and rudely told that was not even an option to have the name changed on a ticket AND in order for me to receive the AAdvantage miles back from that ticket and into my account I would have to pay $150! I was beyond shocked and that was after I explained to the woman what had been my situation in 2017 and it was entirely out of my control and not a choice I had made but rather tragic events that I was given. I then asked her what my options were in utilizing my current ticket in my name for the same trip. At that point she said she would have to transfer me to an international agent. I then had to start from the beginning with the international agent as the previous woman did not share any of my information or AA# with her even though she told me the next gal would have all my information. The international agent then informed me that there were no seats available on my new departure date of 6/16 and returning on 6/23 and, in fact, the same trip and connections were now requiring 3 times more miles than my original reservations for last November. I was shocked as I know that my original trip in November 2017 was peak season for Puerto Vallarta and my trip in June of 2018 was definitely not. The gift I was given for a week's stay is specifically for 6/16-6/23 and cannot be changed. Again, I was treated rudely and told that if I was not able to utilize my ticket (which I did not have enough miles left to do so) then I could pay $175 to get MY miles back that I've earned over 20+ years for both of the tickets.
I was so shocked and appalled at the treatment I received and I truly feel that because I already had two existing tickets that utilized a total of 70,000 of my miles it was obvious that I no longer counted as a customer because either way I get screwed. Lose the tickets/miles completely along with the week stay I was given as a gift or pay $175 to get the miles back that are already mine.I received nothing but rude feedback and never once did I feel like someone was trying to help in my situation. I feel this is such a scam and fraudulent on American Airlines part and I'm asking for your help in not only returning MY miles back to me at no expense of my own AND helping to make this trip happen for me. Again, this is the very first time in over 20 years I even attempted to use MY earned miles for a special trip that didn't happen for me. I honestly had expected to be treated wonderfully as I was when I originally made my reservations in 2017 and utilized my points. American Airlines provided great customer service at that time and was more than happy to book my trip and take my points to do so. Now, I'm asking for that same customer service.
I look forward to hearing from someone at your earliest convenience.
Advantage # 17UJ732
1650 E. Shepherd Ave., #122
Fresno, CA. 93720
ISSUING AIRLINE: QATAR AIRWAYS
TICKET NUMBER: ETKT 157 2363716046-47
BOOKING REF: AMADEUS: SPPUCZ, AIRLINE: AA/SRWJKQ
BOOKING REF: AMADEUS: SPPUCZ, AIRLINE: QR/SPPUCZ
Toronto - Chicago: AA 2947 @ 1506 23DEC2017
Boston – Doha: QR 726 @ 1825 23DEC2017
Doha – Karachi: QR 604 @ 2100 24DEC2017
The flight from Boston to Toronto did not arrive as the weather was as informed not good. My son was flying to Chicago with WestJet @ 15:00 hrs the same day and his flight left on time. I arrived Chicago at 18:02 but due to non availability of the gate the plane was held at the tarmac and flight to Doha left. We were 14 passengers for Qatar airways on this flight. The American Airline flight attendant provide wrong information about transfer desk. Finally after asking few places managed to find the right desk. The behavior of the staff and the Manager at the desk with another passenger was an indication that we were in trouble. American Airline moved me to American Airline flight to London at 20:00hrs and from London to Karachi by PIA with a layover of 8 hrs at the London Airport with no meal coupons or a hotel at London airport.
I reached Karachi but my luggage did not arrive although luggage tag information was provided to the Transfer desk at Chicago airport. PIA staff at Karachi airport were informed but despite of various call they kept on provide wrong information when asked about the luggage. It was the Qatar airways staff who went out of the way to find the luggage and informed me on 29DEC2018 that my luggage has arrived and handed over to PIA for me to collect.
I had to attend marriage of my niece on 24Dec2017 and reception on 26Dec2017. As the luggage did not arrive I had to buy cloth and shoes to wear on the two occasions.
Your crew treated Jen Selter and her sister very rudely and unfairly! How dare you throw a person off your plane after having a 2 hour delay and demanding them to stay seated. When all she was doing was using the overhead bin for a few seconds! I use to love using American Airlines.. but the last few times I have used them, your crews are mostly rude and treat YOUR GUEST as if we are just cattle!
Rememeber! WE CHOOSE YOU to service US. Jen was not rude or beligerante towards your fight crew! So many videos were taken by her and other passengers. Other passengers ALL sided with her and how she was so badly treated!! Shame on your company for not trying to make a 2 hour delay a bit more relaxed. You kick her off of a flight for a 15 to 20 second adjustment of her coat to a overhead bin?!?! Then cause her and her sister embarrassment of a cabin crew yelling at her... then having the pilot come back and continue to ignore the other passengers plea of the Crew being in the wrong! Then having 4 or 5 police officers come onto the plane and FURTHER EMBARRASS Jen and her sister!! SHAME ON YOU ALL!!
Pretty shotty customer treatment on a 2 hour delayed flight!! I will be thinking twice when booking my next flight!
Please fix this unjust action on this mistreated passenger!!
Crews need more training on thinking more clearly on the mindset of long delayed passengers!! You put them in this toxic environment to begin with and then overact over such a small thing. There were other passengers up and going to the restroom... getting comfortable while STILL SITTING on the tarmac not going anywhere should handled differently! I can understand if the flight was starting to move or in taxi to the runway, but to hold up the plane for an additional 20 or 30 minutes dealing with a minor infraction... or for Crew amusement ...for the Airlines fault of holding passengers for 2 hour!??!?
I wanted to write you concerning our recent trip to Mexico. Our first issue was with American Airlines. We were three (3) hours leaving Nashville. First, the workers were late opening the ticket kiosks and counters for us to check our bags. No one used the weather as the reason. Second, we set on the plane two hours. We were told that they had to fix “a loose light on the plane”. The pilot said it should take 20 minutes. It took 2 hours. We were hot and thirsty. We missed the connecting flight. We were put on the next flight to Phoenix. This flight took another 4 hours. From there, we landed in Cabo 3 hours later.
Nashville (BNA) - Charlotte (CLT) 13 Jan 05:40AM - 08:23AM American Airlines #887
Charlotte (CLT) - Cabo San Lucas (SJD) 13 Jan 09:55AM - 01:15PM American Airlines #836
Cabo San Lucas (SJD) - Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) 18 Jan 03:15PM - 06:54PM American Airlines #1385
Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) - Nashville (BNA) 18 Jan 08:55PM - 10:41PM American Airlines #2501
I feel like American owes each of us a refund for the inconsiderate way that treated us on the outgoing flight.
On January 16, 2018 as I boarded my Flight 4529 from DC to Pittsburgh in Group 1 heading towards my seat 2A, I attempted to unload my briefcase into the overhead storage. All were full in First Class where I was seated so I went back into Coach to unload. Once seated I asked flight attendent Ariana (white female with red short hair) for assistance in moving my briefcase closer so that I would not be delayed upon arrival into Pittsburgh. As she continued to close the overheads she simply stated that "they were all full" without making any attempt whatsover to reset and make room for a briefcase she did not even bother to determine the size of. 5 minutes later a passenger seated in 6A, 4 rows behind me, says that he has a bag to be stored. Ariana without hesitation opens up the overhead that she told me minutes ago was full and then opens up others to accommodate his request. I wait until she is about to make room for his bag and then loudly state "I need to understand how is it that for me you would not look to make room for my briefcase but for him you happily and quickly are looking to satisfy his request." At that time the flight attendent from the back of teh plain walked up and smartly tells Ariana to accomodate me since I was there first and had requested prior. I went to the coach section, retrieved my bag and placed it where I had initially asked for Ariana to place my briefcase. I need to know from American Airlines how is it that a Sapphire Level member seated in 2A could be treated so nonchalantly and so receklessly. Ariana actions were total bullshit, lazy unprofessional and racist and yes I am an African American. It won't be tolerated and do not intend to let this blatant act of racial insensitivity performed by your employee go without documentation as I await your response here!!!!
re. Spaceflight AA4527 delayed about 2 hr.s. to take of from N.Y, JFK to Washington Reagan on Jan. ,05,2018and caused me to miss my connection to Cincinnati on AA5133 on same date. I advise the flight crew of the need to attend my brothers funeral service. I was advised to fly to Columbus Ohio on AA4698 and take a taxi to Mason Ohio where my hotel is locate and that Mason was only one hour by taxi. I took their advise and flew to Columbus and had to pay the taxi $212.00 for the trip to mason which lasted more than 3hrs. to complete. I can submit the taxi receipt on your request for cab # 937 on United Taxi. I arrived att United Inn Express & Suites about 3a.m.on 1/6/18. For the incorrect instructions of the attendant on the AA4527 flight I need the refund of the taxi fee for $212.00.ref. EWGCPR. Orlando Cortez.
On Saturday, December 23, 2017, I took an early 3:25 A.M. LIFT ride in order to take an early flight from CAK to DCA. Flight AA5260 was delayed over two hours due to a reported mechanical issue. After several gate changes and an airplane change we departed CAK @ 8:12 A.M. rather than the scheduled 5:42 A.M. departure time. We arrived at DCA @ 9:12 A.M. rather than the scheduled arrival time of 7:04 A.M. I am a 62 year old disabled veteran with a monthly pension. The additional expense of the early transportation, along with my checked bag could have been preventable if not for such an early flight. I certainly hope it's possible to be compensated by AA for an unfortunate inconvenience the mechanical issue subjected me & others to 12/23/2017. I also hope to have a more favourable experience on my return flight AA5188 scheduled for departure later today @ 5:10 P.M. I have not received a response to my online form suggestion/complaint submitted on or around Saturday, December 23, 2017. I look forward to a response to my email to address my genuine concern expressed. Respectfully, Celestine Shelton. 330-622-1699 #7031671278 2 Baggage claim # AA 79 54 83
I was told after paying $50 for my carry on, that I could not take it on the plane. Everyone I dealt with was rude. I will NEVER fly American Airlines again
To American Airlines Customer Service,
On September 30, 2017, I was transferred from a United Airlines flight to an American Airlines flight because of a flight cancellation.
I boarded the American Airlines flight and then it was cancelled due to mechanical difficulties.
I spent the entire day and night in the Sacramento California airport and was not able to get home to Detroit Michigan until the next morning!
As a result, I was late getting to work and missed an important meeting. And, I arrived stressed and exhausted after my upsetting travels.
The reason for my trip was to be with my Mother who is battling Cancer and was receiving a chemotherapy infusion treatment..
I would appreciate receiving a refund for my return ticket from Sacramento to Detroit. Thank You!
Janet Warda (734)-255-6578 // 22008 Provincial Street Woodhaven, Michigan 48183
The flight and service were excellent! Beautiful new plane. My complaint stems from being forced to sit next to a huge person in the aisle seat. I consider myself and my wife to be of average size. We fit well in the seats. I put the arm rest down between myself and Mr. Huge. He objected a bit since his extremely large butt was now forced to conform. I had to keep the arm rest between my wife and I up and lean into her seat for the entire trip from RSW to ORD. By the time I got to ORD, my back was killing me.
This is not fair! I know he paid for a seat but so did I. There has to be something as an airline that you can do to accommodate everyone. Someone who tips the scales easily at 350 lbs should not be allowed to buy a standard seat. He needs to be in First Class, or buy 2 seats.
I am an Advantage member, flying a few times a year for business (V1232V4) and a few times for pleasure. We have a reservation for Dec. 29th to fly back to RSW (Flight 1267 at 12:05 PM). I assure you if I have another behemoth next to me it will be my last American flight!
I paid additional for exit row seating for my husband and myself to have more leg room and co,fort. However the seats we received were 13 D and 13 E on our flight home from Charlotte NC to Honolulu on October 28th and also,ashamed problem with seat for my husband from Honolulu to Charlotte on October 20th. These seats were smaller than any sea I've ever been in. No leg room or extra space whatsoever.m I do not believe we should be charged the additional a,punt that we were charged. D would respectfully request a refund for those fees. The flight home was Aa 694 on the 28th and the flight on the 20th was 433 the seat 24C. Thank you for your help
October 31, 2017
Charles W. Flagg
64 Owen Brown St.
Hudson, Ohio 44236
My recent trip to Dallas from CAK through Charlotte was fraught with difficulties and inconvenience that you should be aware of:
AA 5245 took me to Tulsa on Tuesday 24Oct leaving the gate “late” and putting me in Tulsa with too little time to make my connection to Tulsa. Knowing this, AA held my bags for the 6:45 flight to Tulsa without knowing the 2:25 Charlotte-Tulsa flight, also late was able to get me to my destination…without bags. I was forced to return to the Tulsa airport late at night to retrieve it.
AA496 Dallas to CAK through Charlotte did not leave on time due to a “maintenance problem” we were preparing to leave the gate. Arriving in Charlotte “late” the gate was blocked by a another plane with “maintenance problems”.
AA5134 Charlotte to CAK actually arrived “early” prior to 7:00 p.m. While waiting for luggage at the CAK carrousel for forty minutes another arrival came for their bags before ours…when an attendant at approximately 7:45 p.m. informed our group that: “the baggage bay doors were stuck, luggage could not be retrieved….”
My bag was delivered Sunday October 29th at approximately 3:00 p.m.
You will please note that each leg of my journey was affected by timing and service issues that should not be tolerated; leaving me completely dissatisfied with your airline…given a choice, I’ll choose another.
I had a horrible experience at Dulles/Reagan Airport in DC. Flew from Boston, MA where I had a connecting flight to Knoxville, TN, on Oct. 11, 2017. Asked a TSA agent if we were in the right terminal to catch our next plane which was gate 35X and she said, yes. No one told us we had to change terminals by riding a bus. There were no signs anywhere and no indication on our tickets! So, 3 of us missed the connection and had to spend 7 hours in the airport waiting for the next plane to Knoxville! It was horrible!!! Why is there not signs or information to guide you to Gate 35X? We lost a whole day, sitting in the airport! Went online to social media and everyone joined the party to slam American Airlines for not dealing with this problem. Tons of people contacted us to say they had also missed their plane in Dulles. Do you guys think we should KNOW we need to switch terminals? I think you should do something to make this up to us. You are responsible for 3 people missing an entire day by sitting in an airport! It was the worst experience I have ever had flying. I think you should give me a discounted ticked to make up for ruining my day. Please make a change at the airport and direct people to their "hidden" gate.
On October 7, 2017 my traveling companion (Sue Lytle) and I arrived in Lima Peru, after flying there on Latam Airlines flight 2068 from Cusco Peru. Our original booked flight was American Airlines flight 7694 operated by Latam, but due to problems caused by Latam we did not arrive on that flight. We arrived at 11:10 pm, with our connecting flight (AA 988) scheduled to leave at 11:54 pm. There was no one at the AA ticket counter or baggage check. Our cell phones did not work in Peru, so we could not generate electronic boarding passes. We did not know that the American Airlines ticket counter and baggage check closed one hour before the last flight leaves for the night, although we were later informed of this. We grabbed our luggage and went upstairs to speak with someone in the American Airlines office, but no one was there to help us. We were quite frustrated that we were going to miss our connecting flight!
A Latam attendant told us that the American Airlines ticket counter would reopen at 3:45 am. We opened up our sleeping bags and laid down in front of the AA ticket counter. After little sleep, AA opened up and we said we needed help getting back to the USA and told what happened. They sent us to the Latam counter for help. We hauled our luggage back and forth speaking with people at both airlines with no resolution to our dilemma. Finally, American Airlines said we would have to rebook, at a fee of $300 each, in order to get home. There was some hope that we might get a morning flight to Miami and then on to Atlanta, instead of our destination of Nashville, but by then, the Miami flight was full . Desperate to get home, we charged the American Airlines booking fee to Sue's credit card. Now, we were booked for an Oct. 8, 11:54 pm flight (988) to Dallas Fort Worth. We spent a grueling 24 hours in the Lima airport waiting. During this time, we spoke with Latam agent Ursula Olorregui who told us we should not have been charged for rebooking since missing the flight was not our fault. She advised us to file a complaint/claim.
We are requesting a refund of the $300 rebooking fee for each passenger, Sue Lytle and Anne Grindle. The record locator number for our trip was CKCREB. We have also filed a complaint/claim with Latam and disputed the charge on Sue Lytle’s credit card. Your speedy attention to this disappointing situation would be greatly appreciated.
I flew with u a month ago set in airport for 14 hours lost 500 pay from work now I am setting on a plane in Texas with no pilots wtf I will lose 500 again I can't say I will never fly with aa again because all airlines are the same where did custermer service go
I was flying out of Shreveport, LA.(shv) on Monday, labor day, Sept. 4, 2017. My flight was suppose to be a direct flight to Charlotte, NC at 7:30 am. The plane was there from the night before. We boarded the plane, about 45 people. No sooner did we get our seat belts on and they told us we needed to deplane due to a mechanical issue, which they knew about all night long. I personally feel that was bull, they only had 45 people on the flight so it wasn't profitable for them to fly out. I was then rebooked onto a flight to Dallas at 10:30. My original destination was Raleigh, NC. We boarded that plane, a full flight, only to be deplaned again for hydraulic leak. This flight was suppose to leave at 12:30. They did arrange another plane for us but that plane wasn't leaving till 3:30. We boarded the plane only to sit on a hot plane for 1 and half hours. They had said we were free to get up and walk around and even leave the plane, but no guarantee of reboarding the plane. They said if you leave take all your belongings. Needless to say that flight did take off at 5:10 not 3:30. They were so generous as to serve us water and a cookie. My original itinery had me getting to Raleigh at 12:15 PM, I did not get there till 9:00 pm. This was my 2nd time flying American. My first time was not as bad but did have a problem. Back in May I was flying from Shreveport to Syracuse, NY. As had a carry on with me. When I went to board the plane they told me I had to check the bag. The incompetent clerk sent my bag to the connecting flight in Dallas not straight through to Syracuse. Needless to say I got to Dallas and had to leave the terminal and go to baggage claim and then proceed back through TSA check point. My overall experience with American Airlines is you are the worst airline around. I will never fly American again. In Shreveport we don't have many choices but the big 3, but I will definitely switch back to Delta anytime. Due to this problem on the Sept. 4th flight, I missed a welcome party at the function I was going to Raleigh for. I can understand having to deplane maybe once but certainly not twice and the have a long delay on the third plane. Thank you, Robert C McEntee, phone # 716-984-3636
On 9/16/2017 around 5:50pm my family was traveling from Chicago to Atlanta in security checkout location 7a when we encountered a TSA officer which was very rude and unprofessional representing TSA also American Airlines in a very distasteful way. We had a baby bag with milk inside, I do understand the necessary process to undergo in order to secure everyone including my family. As we patiently waited 20 min for the bag to be picked up and checked thoroughly after we cleared a young lady ( TSO Taylor) made the statement " when will y'all realize we don't care about your flight" my daughter and I were offended we placed no rush on anyone we were actually there 2 hours early as instructed, we asked the young lady for her name she refused becoming defensive and a bit belligerent with disregard for other AA customers. we then found an onsite supervisor who was very helpful and apologized for her conduct then gave us her name which is TSO Taylor. Ms. Taylors conduct was very unprofessional and she not only represents ,American Airline and the Airline industry in a whole.
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