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I received two American Airlines Awards as a retirement gift last July. Knowing they expired in 12 months, I put together a vacation itinerary for my wife and me by mid-June; called Business ExtraAA to ticket the trip and I was pleased. Later I received an e-mail that the award had expired 7 days earlier and should call AA. I did -they said “Sorry”! I had been a Platinum Gold Elite customer for a number of years. (They used to have GOOD customer service- some years ago) – This inflexibility is a huge disappointment! I do not recommend American Airlines as a preferred airline –maybe last in line!
i made reservations on american airlines. when i received confirmation, i noticed that my wife’s name was wrong. i called american airlines and was told that i would have to pay $150 to change her name! it is more than a month until this flight. i think that it is unbelievable that you are charged to repair a mistake on a future ticket. i would think that it would be an advantage to the airline to have the correct information for their flight passengers, since national security is so tight. i would certainly consider it an advantage to know who was on one of my flights if i owned an airline. i consider this robbery and will find an alternate airline next time.
I had to change my itinerary on a return international ticket and was told I would receive the updated itinerary through email, which I didn’t get. I called back to American Airlines to ask for it to be sent again. The lady on the other end asked me to be absolutely sure because to have the itinerary resent American Airlines would charge me $5.00. When I expressed my displeasure she didn’t even bother trying to explain further, instead she transferred me to her supervisor (knowing very well I was calling long distance). I waited longer than 10 minutes, and hung up eventually. American Airlines, you should treat your customers with respect and dignity. It was a complete pain dealing with their customer service.
recenly we had a short vacation with our son in NY . DELTA AIR LINES LOST OUR LUGAGE at the end of this complaint to them sent us fifty dollers no appoligy. At SYACUSE ON OUR WAY HOME we where book on American air lines we waited 4 hrs then they informed us the plain was broken down I was insulted by a heavy set woumen sayingI was to heavy to push my husband heard her . my husband and I are on wheel chairs we get to the second plain our seats was at the very back of the plain i AM SO VERY DISAPOITED. on how we where treated so I wrote a lE mail to complain now this lady called back her name wasJENA HER EXSTENTION WAS ANY GOOD SO HERE i AM SIR i DONT WRITE VERY GOOD BUT PLEASE CONTAKE ME THANK U SORRY FOR DRAWING OUT BUT i DEEPLY HURT WE SAVED UP A LONG TIME WE ARE ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITYS 407 852 6417.
On July 6 my friend and I had flown from Phoenix to DFW and had a connecting flight 3872 with American Eagle to Shreveport,La.
The flight was scheduled to leave at 2:45 and after comedy of malfunctions having to refuel at least twice because the fuel truck ran out of fuel
and then a mechanical problem and waiting and having to get off the aircraft we finally departed DFW at 7 PM. i sincerely believe the pilot was
at fault to some degree as well as maintenance and fueling. Probably not the only customer that complained, In the future I will trying to avoid
You cancel a flight from Jax to DFW tonight ( 07/15/2018)for my fiancé who has a consulting job in Dallas. You cannot get her there in time to meet her obligations so she looses $15,000.00 dollars for the week. How do you make that up to her?. . She is stuck in Jacksonville, Florida. Delta would never do this. I think I have finally convinced her to give up on American..I'm a 3 million miller with Delta. .She was a die hard American Airlines supporter until this. . any Ideas?
My Complaint is that on July 3,2018 my daughter and I were traveling to New York for a family vacation we caught a flight out of Charlotte that boarded at 11:20a.m. suppose to take off at 11:51 so we headed out to our destination and then was informed that we had to stop in Philadelphia to fuel so we stop got off the air plane for bathroom break and food we got that then return back to the plane we sat for hours after hours waiting to leave. The pilot keep saying we waiting on Clarence to take off. That Clarence never came we sat on that HOT PLANE for at least 4 to 5 Hours! No air I couldn't breath I was feeling faint I hit the button for someone assistant and they came. I ask for the oxygen mask wasn't one I also ask for a cup of ICE of course it wasn't any she brought me cup of HOT WATER what was I going to do with that? This was the WORST trip of my life. A two hour trip turn into a all day process. We never made to our destination only by Trains and Taxi's after being frustrated for so many hours not including our luggage situation that's a whole different story to contact me I can be reached at 803-387-5722 Thanks in advance.
On May 7, I booked a flight for my Pastor and Missionary friends from Miami to Port of Spain. It was part of our trip to Europe. We take equipment for audio, video, computers and Photo cameras along. Even when we streamline all the luggage and travel as light as possible for 3 weeks, we still have expensive equipment, which we cannot put in the luggage, but have to carry it on the plane.
They flew from POS to MIA with Caribbean and connected with Lufthansa to Germany. On the return we were able to check the luggage with Lufthansa all the way through to POS, and they continued the flight from Miami to POS with American Airlines. We were very happy with that because it is always a time issue to connect in the US.
Meanwhile, we got the news that they were not able to take their carry-on on the flight because it is a basic-economy ticket for all of them. It was never told to you to us that this is the case. We were not aware that there is such a thing as “basic economy” neither the consequences. The booking confirmation simply says “Nonstop, Coach”. As frequent flyers we know the regulations. Changing your fares doesn’t always reach to your Passengers and you cannot make them responsible to obtain the information. Even your own staff is not always on top of it. The procedure to pay additional fees und check-in the carry-ons is a very rude awakening and not considering the costly and precious load (content), especially when come after a long journey, tired and worn out.
With this said I want to tell you that in your competitive mind you forget your passengers and their needs. After all, its the customers who help you to stay in business.
Hi. I'm Jerome Boyd Jr. and my flight was 7/9/2018 at 4:29 p.m. We got on plane sat for hours from storm in Phoenix. So then they said we needed gas because we had to fly around which would double the time, next one of the stewardess got sick so the pilot said that we could get off because we would miss our connecting flight if we had another destination. I get off the plane and had to stay at airport all night. Wow!!! Incredible... I would like to be fully compensated for the worst flight experience yet. I'm sorry do this was just horrible. My code is QOQJOA My phone n
# is 954-870-1222
On June 23rd 2018 my husband and I and our daughter were on American flight #5844 from Wichita,Ks to Tampa,FL leaving at 5:00am. We arrived late in Dallas and ran to catch our connecting flight #1351 to Tampa. When we got to the gate we were told that our flight was being delayed at least an hour. Upon arriving in Tampa my husband received a message on his phone that our luggage was not on our flight would be coming on the next flight. We had a cruise ship to catch.Talking to them at the AA office by the baggage claim, we found out our luggage would be there around 2o'clock. We were told we could go ahead to the cruise ship but that it would take 4 hours for them to process our luggage and by then the ship would have left. Which was a big B.S. It was American's fault for not putting the luggage on the correct flight that had an hour delay. They also told us if we waited for our luggage they would have a driver standing by to take us to the ship. Now the driver could take us and the luggage right away but it would take 4 hours for them to just bring our luggage. American didn't want to pay the fare and they owe us that much since it wasn't our fault. We were very anxious we have missed our cruise ship before due to baggage delay with another airlines. We went and ate a quick .lunch and then went back to the baggage claim to wait for our luggage. My husband talked to the Carnival representative there and we decided to go with them since it was getting late and we had to be on the ship by 3pm. We thought if we were on Carnival shuttle they wouldn't leave us.There was another couple that had the same problem on the shuttle with us. We made it just in time we were the last ones on the ship and we had to haul all our luggage around ourselves because the porters had already quit by that time. This is not how you want to start your vacation. I think American Airlines should at least pay the $43.98 it cost for the three us to take the shuttle at the last minute. That is not how we had planned to to get to the ship. This is the second time we have had this same problem with American and not putting the luggage on the correct flight. The last time there was a whole cart left in Dallas and we had to wait two days for our luggage along with other people for American to fly it to our first port. American use to be a good airlines but I'm beginning to have my doubts. I would appreciate a refund check for the $43.98 that your mistake cost us. I look forward to hearing a response from you. Thank You! Janice Kurtz
Ref#1-27259688910,I had a horrible experiecne with your airline. I hope this never happens to anyone else. Your airline took me and my family throuht hell it was a horrible experience you rescheduled our flight so many times until we almost missed out destination. We were a group of 14 adults and children who were tried and getting very restless some of your staff was very kind and some had very horrible attitudes. Thank God for the one that cared and delayed a flight for us so our destination was made. Coming home was almost the same except we did not make it home until the next day it Wes late at night all access to food was closed we had to leave the hotel walking to find our children somehing to eat. Next day was horrible we stood in three different lines got to the airport at 7:30 that morning but we were put on stand by because know one knew what to do with us. Finally we got service trying to check in they cut the check in time off putting us on stand by, they even told us that we could change flight for a additional $200 why our seats were already paid for our seats were purchased in 2017 for a straight through fight our flight was changed so many times that we ended up with nothing but confusion and disgust our whole group had to fly on different flights. We all came together and should have been able to leave together but oh no we have to sit all over the plane in different seats. Never again American Airlines.
We landed in Miami (MIA)on June 28th 2018 on flight 1089 from Bridgetown (BGI). Due to a plane needing a tow-bar in the gate where our plane needed to taxi in. The plan needing the tow-bar was blocking the path to the terminal. We were forced to set on the tarmac for over two hours, all the time being told that all connecting flights were also delayed, which was not true. Our connecting flight left and we were told that we needed to rebook our flight. Customer service was horrible, we were finally booked on a flight for the next day and forced to stay in Miami. After over an hour of arguments with your customer services reps, and supervisors who would not even give eye contact with us. We were given vouchers to stay at the Double Tree Hotel. We waited there at the airport for more than another hour for a shuttle that never arrived, and my son then rented a VAN costing him another $398 to get us to the Hotel. Lastly when we arrived at the airport the next day to continue our journey home, your customer service reps tried to re-charge us for luggage we had already paid for. Again involving another supervisor, to finally get our bags on the plan and not be double charged. This was a horrible end to what was suppose to be a long needed vacation. We were extremely un-satisfied.
I filed a complaint over a week and a half ago and I was told I would get a response in 2 to 3 days, I am tired of being pushed to the side because you don't want to here my complaint. I will take this to the media if I don't get a response soon. I was misled and lied to to my face by a manager at the ticket gate and American Airlines seem to not have a problem with this. Can I please get a response to my complaint?
I am writing in regards to my mothers flight on 7/2/18, flights 2410 and 2351. My mother plane was ground for greater than 2 hour due to mechanical reason. She boarded the plane on time and then was forced to remain on the plan for 2 hour before being asked to exit the plane and reschedule her flight. During the time that she was on the plane she was not offered anything to drink or eat. She reschedule her flight, board again for the second time and again had to remain on the plane for 2 hours due to security reasons, again not being offered anything to drink or eat. She was not offered at any time food vouchers to eat while she waited between this 2 flights. I feel that she was treated unfairly and that no person should have to wait on a plane for 2 hour without their needs being met ie: food and drink. I am greatly disappointed in the treatment of mother and request a full refund of her ticket. She can be reached by phone if you have any question at 1 719-345-3386 or 1 719-285-5366. She does not email... Please email me with any questions or concerns.
When my new luggage ( 1st time use ) arrived in Punta Cana, it was wrapped with AA strapping tape. The zipper was broken.
I have photos which I took before opening the suitcase and I had to get creative by stitching the zipper closed with Dental Floss ( very strong! ) in order to get it home. I also have the receipt from the luggage purchase ( $ 129.99 ).
My flight and baggage information is as follows:
FLT # 845 - June 20, 2018 10:26 am arriving Punta Cana 2:20 pm.
BAGGAGE tag # AA 87 86 50 (7001878650) PNR: IHDJVN
I flew American airlines for the 1st time with my wife to St Lucia we left las Vegas on the 19th of June and returned on the 24th of June
we upgraded our tickets both ways from las Vegas we upgraded to 1st class no service at all not even offered a glass of water next flight
at least they offered you something flight coming home but were still very rude we upgraded our tickets coming home for more leg space
saw there were 2 seats open in 1st class tried to get them instead they brought someone from the back of the plane who was a very large
man and took up both seats I don't know if this is normal policy for your airline but in the future I would think twice about flying with you I always
thought if you upgraded you would be treated better than we were probably nothing would come about this but I thought you should know
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.
2311 W. Grapevine Mills Ci. Apt. #1309
Grapevine, Texas 76051
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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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.
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