Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Akron to Costa Rica
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Travelers must complete the digital Health Pass 48 hours before boarding.
Travelers must have a travel insurance with coverage of COVID-19 treatment and accommodation costs. Check Visit Costa Rica website for more details.
Costa Rica has eased their travel regulations and removed the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus.
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Expired residence permits (DIMEX) with category “permanente" are extended until 11 January 2021, with categories “temporales" and “especiales" which expired after 18 December 2019 are extended until 11 January 2021 and with category “estancias" which expired after 17 March 2020 are extended until 12 February 2021.
For information on visas, refer to the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners.
There are currently 24,766 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CR and 3,018 deaths as of Apr 13 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Better bathroom access for premium economy"
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "The crew was better than my first leg of my trip. They had manners and were attentive."
Cons: "The food and drink selection"
Pros: "The crew was great, the pilot was talented and the on boarding process was quick and smooth."
Pros: "not a full flight"
Pros: "It was a red eye. So good to be seated, quiet. not too crowded."
Cons: "It was really GOOD overall."
Cons: "Flight was delayed about 10 minutes. :("
Cons: "When my husband retrieved his luggage, it smelled terrible- like dog poop. We had to drive home with the windows down & throw away the baggage when we got home."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed for two hours because of a mechanical issue. When we reached Savannah we had to wait to get to a gate to get off the plane."
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "The seats"
Pros: "Comfortable good service and friendly attendants and good price"
Cons: "Paid for upgraded seat with complimentary drinks that I still got charged for."
Pros: "The crew was awesome, very attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The plain was very old meaning no screens, outlets, pretty much no entertainment what so ever."
Pros: "Nice flight"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew was very helpful"
Cons: "the staff were not knowledgeable on visa requirements at checkin in Reno. As a result my checkin took long at the counter. Small CRJ700 plane was cramped though fast."
Cons: "Rude and disrespectful"
Cons: "Flight was late but all of our domestic flights were. We had boarding groups but they let everyone on without an order"
Pros: "I liked the entertainment. Seats were ultimately uncomfortable. Not helped by the backs being loose."
Cons: "The food, the service and it was delay"
Pros: "Leg room in coach"
Cons: "No movie selection"
Pros: "PHX. This is the airport we flew out of. That’s it. I mean, come on. The airport has nothing to do with it. That’s how bad."
Cons: "Plane got delayed because of a malfunction. We were on the ground for about 1 hour extra. And pretty much everything else about the flight sucked."
Pros: "Flight on time"
Cons: "No power outlets our video screens at seats. No food served on 4 hour flight."
Pros: "I was last getting on the plane and I didn’t want to check my carry-on and the flight attendant found a spot for me! Nice, quiet flight."
Cons: "The drink cart skipped me! I was definitely awake too. When I got his attention I finally got my drink but I didn’t get a napkin or pretzels offered either. WiFi was iffy and never loaded for me."
Pros: "I survived the flight."
Cons: "Missed connection Uncomfortable Rollercoaster flight"
Pros: "The plain looked brand new. The in-flight selection of movies and games was excellent."
Cons: "Terrible airline. Will not fly them again."
Pros: "Smooth flight, good crew, no other problems."
Cons: "Several video system restarts and my arm rest USB and audio jack randomly stopped working for the whole flight. Lots of people had no video screen working too. Food tasted good but had so many chemicals in it that I had digestive issues the whole flight from both meals."
Cons: "Unable to sleep on the redeye from Seattle to Philly owing to a loud, constant alarm for the entire flight."
Cons: "They cancelled my flight in the middle of the night and rebooked for 3 hours later really strapping me for time at my destination"
Cons: "Lots of time changes. 1 piece of luggage sent wrong destination."
Pros: "I was able to try the recently redesigned coach cabin seats which are OK for a short flight. But I wouldn't want to be seating in them for more than 2 to 3 hours top specially on the window or worse a middle seat. The crew was attentive up to a point (just saw them boarding and when given a cracker and some water during the flight). I think American can do a better job providing comfortable seats or even a nicer meal during flights."
Cons: "Seats are short of cramped. If you are large size avoid windows and middle."
Pros: "Although the ticket was expensive but the server was very great, both British Airways and America Airlines were amazing. one of the best services i have ever enjoyed in my life."
Cons: "The airline cost for travelling to UK should be a little bit modest, I believe the services was amazing I think the pricing was very hight. Thank you and I hope you can work very well on getting the best deal for your customers like me always. Regards Ben"
Pros: "The meals were good and the flight attendants were very pleasant."
Cons: "The space and seats were uncomfortable. The seat my husband was sitting in (30A window seat), the touch screen seemed to have some technical issues, for it did not recognize when you touch the screen. It was a bit frustrating trying to select entertainment. Also, when checking in from our original departure location, MCO, we were not provided our boarding pass or luggage tags for our final destination, Barcelona, only to our connecting flight, Philadelphia. The connecting flight was delayed in MCO for an 1 hour and a half, after we have boarded the plane, therefore almost cost us to be late for our final flight to Barcelona. Since we were not given our boarding passes for PHL to BCL it caused confusion when trying to board our plane in PHL to Barcelona, and also caused for our baggage to not arrive with the flight. After landing, we spent an additional 2 hours at the Airport going through customs, and waiting on line for the lost and found desk for baggage in Barcelona. The lost and found desk had three agents available to assist, however we can only talk to one which was designated specifically for American Airlines. This caused a very long wait time of 1 hour. We were advised the bags stayed in Phildelaphia since they did not have the additional luggage tags, and will not arrive till the next day. Overall the experience within the Airport service desks and baggage check in' s was not a pleasant experience. I believe many of these issues could have been avoided if the American Airlines agents were more knowledgeable and attentive."
Pros: "I like that on American you still get a complimentary cup of coffee, a bag of pretzels, and a normal sized seat. I'm OK paying for that after trying some of the budget airlines!"
Cons: "Wish they had a gluten free snack, still that's really not a big deal at all!"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment and no electric outlet on the flight. Very basic airline."
Pros: "Leg room Kind stewards"
Cons: "No gluten free meal options"
Pros: "AA is excellent."
Pros: "Screens on all headrests with free movies is very nice"
Cons: "More delays for our trip"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and peofessional."
Cons: "Boarding and then 20 minutes later, deboarding, due to no crew showing up for flight! We had to wait over an hour to board again!!"
Cons: "the one flight attendant kept running into my shoulder when I wasn't even hanging out in the aisle. I am okay with getting bumped but when I have someone constantly hitting me and running into me with some force it gets old, plus they all seemed rude. Also no chargers or entertainment for 41/2 hours. Will be flying with delta from now"
Pros: "Loved the idea of a screen in front of me, but mine didn't work"
Cons: "Seat reassignment"
Pros: "The crew etc were amazing. Rated food and entertainment as 1 star because there was no inapplicable rating. I did not eat any food. There was no entertainment."
Cons: "No entertainment."
Pros: "Flight was fine"
Cons: "Gate in Miami wasn't ready and we sat for 45 minutes until they opened a gate for us to deplane. Ridiculous."
Pros: "Excelente la atención y los servicios prestados por la tripulación"
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Flight left on time"
Cons: "This flight included a lot of delays."
Cons: "Delay that caused us missing the connecting flight."
Cons: "The pilot to be on time"
Pros: "Great crews"
Cons: "Not sure"
Pros: "On time. Flight attendant was exceptional."
Pros: "Everything went like clockwork"
Pros: "Flight left on time and landed early. Attendants were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Food choices were very limited for a 4 hour flight."
Pros: "plane is new/crew was friendly"
Cons: "no legroom/food was horrible; worst ever on any flight I have taken to and from korea. Worst"
Cons: "As stated above, we never made it to Liberia (where we had family waiting for us). We had to fly first to Panama and then to San Jose and figure out a new rental car situation, as we already had one booked in Liberia."
Cons: "After being so delayed on our first flight from San Francisco, I was nervous about getting to our connecting flight in Houston. We were assured by the flight attendant that when a flight is delayed and has connections, they communicate that to the gates and we would be fine. It was the OPPOSITE of fine. We landed with 10 minutes until the flight to Costa Rica left and they let all of us who were connecting deplane first, only to run full speed to a gate who’s plane left 10 minutes EARLY and decided that it was not going to wait for the 12+ passenagers who had no control of the delayed flight. My fiancé and I were flying to our WEDDING. So now I’m sitting here in Houston for a full 24 hours waiting for the next flight to take me to my wedding. The only “accommodation” united airlines gave us was a hotel. No compensation for the night we paid for at our resort in Costa Rica that we are missing, no upgrades to a better class on our new flight and no reassurance on how terrible they feel for this giant and heartbreaking inconvenience. I am furious."
Pros: "It was great... all staff where very courteous and helpful. A very comfortable ride. A 10 in my books!!! Love you guys!! Barb Langman from Lafleche Saskatchewan Canada"
Cons: "I didn't like getting bumped and having a 15 hour layover and having to find accommodation in Houston.. that was awful."
Pros: "The crew members were very professional and helped me find a place to store my carryon so I️ did not have to check it in. Also the meals were great and follow with mango sorbet and bottle of water."
Cons: "The back of the plane was very loud and noisy due to the engine."
Cons: "There was no entertainment available on this flight. It's a short flight so I don't expect any, however, I continued on to Phoenix that day from Chicago and that is a long flight. I expected free entertainment on that flight, as it was afforded on the flight on the Phoenix to Chicago leg of my flights earlier in the week. The Chicago to Phoenix had entertainment offered but it there was a fee, which I didn't appreciate and did not take part in. I looked around me as much as possible and didn't see anyone else pay for entertainment. Having in flight movies and TV available for feee is a great incentive for flying with United. If these long flights in the future are pay for view, I will not be flying with you when there are alternative carriers who do provide free entertainment. Thank you."
Pros: "UA agent rebooked us without fees"
Cons: "Booked trip far in advance, there were so many changes that our return flights weren't valid anymore, we went to check in at airport and our first leg had already departed and our second flight no longer existed. Gate agent said you cannot trust third party bookings and that we should have telephoned airline the day before."
Pros: "The flight was excellent"
Cons: "The crew, on the flight, were very short and rude. Acted like it was a inconvenience to them to even be there. I was very disappointed. I am a ex airline employee, and it hurts my heart when I see staff treat people with disinterest. So, over all I was very disappointed."
Pros: "On board service was OK."
Cons: "Fiancee and I checked in online and were assigned seats 20 rows apart. Called support, were told they had fixed it and would send email. Didn't receive email and called again, were told that it was fixed in the system. Checked in for first flight and original seats were back, were told we had to fix when boarding. Called support again they told us the same thing. Agent at gate rudely said "no chance at all"."
Pros: "Courteous crew and staff, no problems"
Cons: "Warm while on the ground. Otherwise comfortable"
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "It took an hour and 20 minutes to get our bags from baggage claim which is ridiculous"
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "Too much confusion on seating...people were moved because of double seating then I was asked to move I seat back. I only agreed so the parent could sit with his two children"
Pros: "Comfortable seats for economy"
Cons: "Computers were down in Akron Ohio. Flight was delayed an hour. Chicago was delayed 2 hours. There was an earlier flight i should have been booked on."
Pros: "Good experience with United. I don't usually fly with this airline wi I was kinda hesitant, but it was ok."
Cons: "I don't like that there is no free in flight entertainment."
Pros: "I love THe. cak airport. ANd I am flying United again tomorrow"
Cons: "My carry on. Didn't fit. Had to check it after I boarded. Front desk said it was good. I bought it For THaT purpose.. The retailer advertises it as tsa approved carry oOn?"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly."
Cons: "No leg room."
Pros: "Flight was a bit bumpy but staff was helpful and not deterred from providing great service."
Pros: "I liked that it was on time."
Cons: "The flight attendants are rude and cranky. The plane was hot and over booked."
Cons: "We're all aware of the national "glitch" the delayed flights a couple of hours. While our plane was available for an on-time departure (UA1976) @11:35, the crew was inbound on one of the delayed flights (UA1611). United could have known as early as 7:30pm that 1611 wasn't going to make it on time to turn around the crew and would hold up 1976 as a result. Instead United didn't update passengers of 1976 until 11:55 (20 minutes after it was obvious that it was delayed and 4.5 hours after they could have known). Maybe I'm missing something, would love for someone at United to explain it."
Cons: "The cabin was too hot."
Pros: "Food and service we're excellent! New plane, very comfortable seating and easy to use entertainment system"
Pros: "Crew were fine."
Cons: "Twelve hours of horrible delays, missed connections, and running through airports due to poor aircraft maintenance and mechanical problems. Will never fly United again if I have a choice."
Cons: "Wifi not working"
Pros: "Biggest hassle of many flights these days is dealing with on board luggage. If people insist on bring all luggage into the cabin, they should be required to have one piece under the seat and only one overhead."
Cons: "Drives me nuts to find there is no gate available when we arrive."
Cons: "seat didnt recline, tight space couldnt sleep no chargers the plane sucks"
Pros: "The attendants were super nice"
Pros: "The struf waffles"
Cons: "Every thing went well"
Pros: "I arrived safely in LA."
Cons: "Flight was delayed about 10 times (not exaggeration). Crew was rude. Communication between staff was very poor. Food wasn't provided in first class."
Cons: "I paid for the internet access and it says all flight, but that's not true, it doesn't cover the whole flight."
Pros: "The price for the flights was great."
Cons: "The airplane was cramped, legroom nonexistent (and I'm small and skinny). The plane was delayed and hot. The ride was bumpy. The crew was slow. I thought United was a premier carrier. I've had better experiences with Frontier and Spirit recently."
Cons: "Flight was over 3hrs delayed then once we boarded plane we sat for 4hrs while they tried to fix an engine problem. Never offered us drinks etc... Now we have deplaned and have to wait 3 1/2hrs to board next plane. NOT HAPPY, MISSING WORK & $$$$$"
Pros: "From Akron to Cleveland it was a great trip"
Pros: "11 hour delay announced iteratively in two hour increments. Worst flying experience to date. I may no longer fly united as a result."
Cons: "The 11 hour delay preceding my 14 hour flight."
Pros: "Check-staff was very gracious."
Cons: "Service. Flight attendant negative attitude and disrespect for customers."
Pros: "Employees were very nice Very easy to board/check in"
Pros: "Attendant was attentive to her job."
Cons: "The aircraft is uncomfortable."
Cons: "They cancelled my flight into Hartford. I got stuck in Houston then they sent me to Boston. My car was at Bradley international on Boston so I had to wait a few hours when I landed at Logan before a rental car became available, which cost me an extra 200 dollars. I rented the car and drove to Hartford (2 hours) to drop the rental off and get my car. Needless to say I was exhausted for work on Tuesday after getting home at 3am and traveling all day. My original flight from Houston to Hartford was suppose to land at 8pm at Bradley airport. I had several people I was on the trip with who also flew into Hartford the same day with similar arrival times at bradley who were on different airlines. They either had small delays or no delays at all. Extremely inconvenient the trip home was. Although I am all for safety first I am not sure why other airlines still made the trip or simply delayed the flights. Doesn't make much sense since I usually fly United and always consider them the benchmark of air travel. Thanks. Torry Gajda"
Cons: "First my flight was cancelled. Then when they finally gave me a flight to San Francisco for my connecting flight they said that flight to seattle was delayed. Delayed to me is up to an hour. I waited for 3 hours past my scheduled take off time until my flight fonnaly took off. I have flown a lot in my life and this was by far the worst experience I've ever had on an airplane."
Pros: "Nothing. One flight attendant gave me a gingere when I was sick from landing and that was helpful."
Cons: "Compeltly ridiculous that you had to pay for every single thing. I think the only complimentary thing was cranberry juice and water. Paying for entertainment and wifi with seperate fees felt really cheap and tacky along with the plane itself. It was run down and looked and felt even more that way when you're competing with flights from companies like JetBlue where they work to make you feel comfortable and provide free entertainment. We also were an hour delayed and sat on the runway for an hour before we left due to too much traffic over Cuba. It felt as a customer that it was poor planning on the companies part and that that could have been avoided earlier. Companies that put effort into a comfortable flying experience and care about customer satisfaction will be getting my money in the future. United would be my last choice when make travel plans in the future."
Pros: "Given comp. seat upgrade, snack prices were not bad. Staff was courteous."
Cons: "I purchased 2 tickets and my sister and I were assigned seats that were not together, the upgraded seats did not recline, although the ones behind us were available, and the flight was not full. The fee for the TV service is ridiculously priced."
Cons: "Better bag prices"
Pros: "Excelent cree"
Cons: "They are overbooking flights."
Cons: "At checking the machine wasn't reading our passports and then we also got charged for luggage at security while the desk rep said that was not applicable."
Cons: "Use American Airlines"
Cons: "Todo! Everything"
Cons: "Announcing boarding zones did not occur"
Pros: "Left early."
Cons: "Free beer"
Pros: "All went well. Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "Kiosk agents need to be more customer oriented."
Cons: "- they call for parents and children’s and later they forgot us at the side. - No AC... - Bad Actitud from the stewardess. - 1:30 waiting for my baggage. - Incomplete luggage."
Pros: "It's pretty cheap until you have to pay for your bag, carry on, food, seat, counter assistance, etc."
Cons: "My flight was delayed and the crew and the company had different versions of the situation, plus if you sum all the extras you need to pay I'm no longer sure if the flight is still cheap."
Pros: "Flight attendants were great"
Pros: "Very fast and efficient"
Cons: "Todavía estoy en Fort Lauderdale no pudimos cojer el vuelo por un imprevisto en la carretera y a pesar de que llegamos 40 minutos antes el personal nos atendio demasiado mal no nos quisieron solucionar de ninguna forma es la primera vez q utilizamos esta aerolinia y su personal no sabe nada de servicio al cliente ni mucho menos de humanidad todavía estamos aquí en FLL viendo cómo solucionamos por nuestros medios pasa una vez dos no y más q pensábamos seguirlos utilizando y recomendarlos pero veo q lo q les interesa en asegurarse el dinero en sus cuantas y NO el bienestar de sus clientes"
Cons: "Flight cancelled"
Cons: "Snacks and drinks are extra"
Pros: "Timely and efficient boarding"
Cons: "Bare minimum but no complaints"
Pros: "Went smoothly."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "They didn't have a 1st officer present and could not get a hold of him. Instead of telling all the passengers, they decided to let us board and made us wait forever before they finally told us we didn't have a 1st officer. After all this they told us to get off the plane and they would let us know when to board again. Finally after the flight had been delayed almost 2 hours, the 1st officer arrived, we boarded and were on our way."
Pros: "It was on time, great seating, entertaining and smooth."
Pros: "STAY AWAY FROM THIS AIRLINE NOT WORTH THE SAVINGS AND YOU REALLY DON'T SAVE THAT MUCH AFTER YOU PAY FOR EVERYTHING"
Cons: "THIS IS A HORRIBLE COMPANY"
Cons: "They cancelled my flight. Ruined my plans with my family that day. Costed me time and money and inconvenience. I won't even use the flight credit they gave their service is horrible Return flight was delayed. Never again"
Cons: "Charged me $52 for luggage when Spitit website says $21. Guy said that's only if I book online. He told me to call & have it added on my return trip for $21. When I called girl said she cannot override the $52. That adds $104 to my $302 flight so is no cheaper than anyone else."
Pros: "On time flight and really friendly service along with the best part, low fares !!!"
Cons: "Check in line needs more people to speed that process up"
Pros: "Very friendly. On time. No troubles."
Cons: "I have no complaints."
Pros: "Everything it was nice"
Pros: "1st time flying Spirit. Everyone warned and advised against . I liked the fact it was direct and non stop so I took a chance. Pleasantly surprised. Plane was newer and very clean Crew was very professional , friendly , and cleanly dressed. Seat legroom in regular seats was more than two other majors I flew in recent weeks. Food service and drink service could have been better but I didn't expect much going in."
Cons: "We were super delayed and the crew was very unhelpful. Wouldn't keep us updated and didn't know what was going on."
Cons: "The crew handled the situation poorly."
Cons: "Spirit canceled the flight and had to find me another one"
Pros: "CHECK IN WAS FINE. ATTENDANTS WERE KIND."
Cons: "2 HOUR DELAY. WE HAD TO GET OFF THE PLANE AFTER BOARDING. WE ARE SENIORS AND IT WAS DIFFICULT TO GET OFF AND BACK ON AGAIN."
Pros: "The staff was very friendly and funny. Our flight got delayed by two hours but boarding was very quick and we ended up taking off at least a half hour sooner than expected."
Cons: "The seats are uncomfortable but you get what you pay for."
Pros: "I had very low expectation from a budget airline, but everything went well. The free carry-on size bag was larger than I anticipated, as I crammed all of my things in to a backpack."
Cons: "Seats didn't recline. If needing to check bags, would probably get pretty expensive as their fees are very high."
Pros: "Arrived early in Orlando. Friendly flight attendants. helpful staff at AKC Airport"
Pros: "We had an hour delay for a mechanical issue, but once we took off everything was great!"
Cons: "Delayed, poor service"
Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable... more leg room than most which is important to my 6'4 husband."
Pros: "The pilot's did/do a great job of flying and landing. Wonderful."
Cons: "No entertainment. You may want to consider adding some forms of entertainment. Movies, music, etc... something would be a step above the rest."
Pros: "Terrible customer service. Rude agents, poor understand of regulations, awful management."
Pros: "Not the seats"
Cons: "I don't know from which forbidden bowls of the earth Spirit conjured up these forsaken seats, but the wizard who did so much have been through a fresh divorce because these chairs are built from hate and spite. If you get off the plane with out needing to see a chiropractor, Spirit hasn't done their job."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "crammed space, small legroom"
Pros: "Not much. Pilot did keep us well informed about the weather conditions and as bit early arrival"
Cons: "Crying babies (you have no control over that); cramped; (again you had no control over that))"
Pros: "seats need better cushions"
Pros: "laid back. on time."
Cons: "if you don't pay for baggage ahead of time online they screw you over"
Pros: "Friendly staff to makeup for the unprofessional services of the airline two and a half hour wait to checkin."
Cons: "What a waist the plane was full and we all had to get off the plane with all of our items..I tried to print my boarding pass on line but their system crashed and was not up to finish on line."
Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""
Cons: "Not only do you have to pay extra to sit next to your traveling companion but I was also forced to pay an additional 40 bucks in order to leave San Jose CR. All other airlines include these taxes/fees in their ticket prices. Please factor in an additional 100 bucks for any Spirit prices once additional taxes and landing fees, baggage fees, seat costs, etc. also remember they wont even give you a free soda or 1 peanut on the flight."
Airlines flying from Akron to Costa Rica have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
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