Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Amarillo to Costa Rica
Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air.
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
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "No comments"
Cons: "Slightly more leg room"
Pros: "Really friendly flight attendants"
Pros: "Good movie selection on the touch screens"
Cons: "The new self scan at boarding took awhile for each time to read the phone or paper boarding pass. The crew, specifically the lady with big hair, was not in a good mood. Super narrow seats!"
Pros: "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours because they had No crew to operate the flight! Such poor customer service on Americans part as well. No answers and rude agents when you tried to ask any questions"
Cons: "The experience was excellent."
Pros: "The crew was better than my first leg of my trip. They had manners and were attentive."
Cons: "The food and drink selection"
Cons: "Serving hours crazy. 11 AM lunch, for example. Second "meal" weird."
Cons: "The LegRoom and Width. Very uncomfortable. The Delay, on my return, was not the best of Communication."
Cons: "Speaker volume was too high."
Pros: "pleasant crew"
Pros: "Dinner and boarding"
Cons: "Seats, noise and kids running, walking and CRAWLING in the aisles and lack of wifi and entertainment that I can choose, Also, the bathrooms ran out of paper and the crew was not attentive. They didn't do anything about the kids disruptive behavior and extremely load talking (reciting abc and counting). I asked if they could talk to the parents and they said no, the beverage service was not good as I couldn't get more water and the seats were awful! Why wasnt the wifi working? even if it worked I'd have to purchase it even tho it was an international flight. I will not fly American Airlines again!"
Pros: "We boarded quickly"
Cons: "The plane was freezing!!!"
Pros: "Bos to Rome via jfk. Both flights easy in all ways. Grrat first class seat one first flight and quite good bus class on second. New Flagship Lounge a real plus."
Pros: "Crew sucked. Not helpful or caring."
Pros: "Staff were nice enough."
Cons: "We gate checked our stroller and carseat intending to pick them up at the gate when we land. This is something we do every flight we take with no issue, but despite the gate agent confirming that the items would meet us on the jetway, when we landed, we were informed that we would need to pick them up in baggage claim. This meant that instead of having our infant sleeping in his car seat as we spent an hour + going through customs, we had to carry a crying baby around the entire time. In addition to the fact that we asked the gate agent told us the wrong thing, instead of being handled with care, the stroller and car seat were sent down the baggage claim carousel with all of the other bags, getting banged up. This was incredibly frustrating and a terrible customer service experience."
Cons: "Missed connection due to AA gate agent not holding for a couple of minutes for connecting passengers. Also was given incorrect connnecting gate number. Resulted in extra flight and 5 more hours of travel in overnight trip. Also had maintenance delay on earlier AA flight."
Pros: "The crew was great and made light of a relatively tense situation. This was a connecting flight for many passengers which was delayed so many of us were missing our connections. The crew still did a great job keeping everyone comfortable and boarding us quickly."
Cons: "Unfortunately our plane was grounded in Chicago before our leg of the trip even began. By the time it arrived in YYZ many of us would already be missing connections. Due to a smaller plane we have to stow most of our carry on below which caused a bit of chaos while disembarking trying to retrieve bags and hustle to the next flights. Since I knew before leaving YYZ we were quite delayed my husband drove to ORD to pick me up instead of waiting 24hr for the next flight to St. Louis. It added 8 hours of driving for him to an already long day but we made the best of it."
Cons: "Six-hour flight. Seemed like a new plane, but no electrical or USB outlets. And considering there were no seat-back entertainment units, we had to use our phones, which ran out of power midway through the flight ... and again, no way to charge. Why not use this plane for short routes and use the better equipment for long flights between big hubs like this one was?"
Pros: "flight crew was great"
Cons: "“Yvonne” or whatever the actualy name of the gate agent in PHL was. Terribly rude and condescending. The CRJ 200’s are way too small, old, and uncomfortable. Please sell or give them to the third world where they belong."
Pros: "The sight that you can see when you fly over Cordillera de los Andes."
Cons: "No food, no entertainment. We had to board by bus, not by the bridge. Old plane."
Cons: "I have never been treated as poorly as I was by the old biddy that physically took the guitar out of my hands as I was trying to board the plane today. I travel as a professional musician at least once a week and I’ve never been threatened with arrest for having an instrument on my person."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful. Boarding process was pretty quick."
Cons: "The plane had one of those aggravating screens on the back of every seat. I turned it off AT LEAST EIGHT TIMES and it kept coming back on, first to try to sell me on a credit card offer, then to show me previews of movies I wasn't going to watch on a 5 AM FLIGHT that was lasting 75 MINUTES. I finally tore a page out of the AA magazine and wedged it against the screen so I could actually sleep without it constantly blinking on and disturbing me. Next time, I'm going to smash the screen. If I want it off, leave it off."
Cons: "The crew met their requirements. I dont think you’ll survive they dont go beyond."
Pros: "Nice people to fly with"
Pros: "Roomy seats"
Cons: "Long wait for clearance"
Cons: "I miss my flight because my plane left “early.” The person who attended me wasn’t understandable at all, she responded with so much rudeness. Was very upset!"
Pros: "Timely and comfortable flight!"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly"
Cons: "Very tight fit."
Pros: "Although the flight was delayed from San Jose and Chicago yet they reached as per original schedule time"
Cons: "American Airlines does not care about its customers."
Cons: "This had to have been among the worst flights I have ever experienced in 50+ years of flying to 86 countries. First, an e-mail before I left my Paris apt that it would be 1 hr late departing. THEN the announcement ON BOARD that the flight would make a REFUELING stop in Bangor Maine (the eqpt was a 20 yr old 757 meant for a medium-range domestic route instead of Paris-NY). So it was FOUR HOURS LATE arriving, including an extra hour on the ground in Bangor because they'd lost their landing slot (tho they lied about "bad weather" at JFK) ... a succession of lies and incompetence. Headphone jack didn't even work at the seat ... the movie was a US film dubbed into French anyway! Gawd what incompetence. A letter Fedexed to Doug Parker, AA's CEO, was not even acknowledged.... and I do 35,000 air miles a year on AA. THE WORST."
Cons: "Food is garbage.."
Pros: "The trip was very comfortable. It a a 787 plane and had all the bells and whistles and comfort. The food was excellent, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of food. I travelled on BA to LHR and the food was very mediocre."
Cons: "The service was okay, nothing exceptional. I think AA could do more from a service perspective similar to Middle Eastern airliners."
Cons: "The lack of leg space didn't know it was that bad."
Pros: "The check in process with the kiosks. It was very easy."
Cons: "They ran out of sandwiches that we had to pay for. We didn't have to do that on the Aer Lingus flight, which was for the same amount of time. In the other flight we had choice in entetainment."
Pros: "....it all worked as planned.."
Cons: ".... nothing .... it all worked as planned ..."
Pros: "Aircraft, cabin service, food and entertainment was excellent. Although I booked on BA, the flight was operated by AA. Next time I'll be booking on AA directly. AA services far surpassed BA."
Cons: "When I got to the terminal there was no Iberia flight. Stuff from other flight company told me Iberia does not operate anymore. Shocked. I asked the stuff what to do, they called on the phone for me and told me their flights was transferred to American Airlines instead in another terminal. When I walked to the other terminal I was already too late. Paid $300 extra for rebooking. No one picked up the phone when I called service either. Never trusting this company again. Worst experience had."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Paying for WiFi"
Cons: "To many delays"
Cons: "Two of the 4 flights were late due to setting on tarmac to long,going& coming,almost missed flights because of it!!! Stewardess were very rude & not helpful!!!!! Especially when it came to helping with carry on luggage, luggage that I did check was destroyed !!! This is the second set of luggage that they have done this to !!!!!!"
Pros: "Clean, friendly staff, great baggage tracking. Smooth flight."
Cons: "Overcrowded, but that's the same no matter where. Usual rude frequent fliers."
Pros: "Flight was on time with no problems. Had to check my carry on due to lack of space but my bag arrived quickly at my destination so this was not a big deal."
Cons: "Boarding is always a free for all. Even though passengers are called in groups no one listens and the boarding process never seems very efficient."
Cons: "Rude flight attendant"
Cons: "Everyone excellent"
Cons: "I was told I had to check my duffle bag at the gate, that there was no room for it. When I dot to my dirty seat I found room for three of my bags in the overhead compartment."
Cons: "I wasn't allowed on"
Cons: "Delayed by an hour and then the took nearly an hour to board when they made people check their carry-ons and their printer broke.."
Pros: "United canceled this flight."
Cons: "If United didn't cancel this flight and then rudely answer questions about a full refund."
Pros: "49mins verse 6hrs"
Cons: "Not sitting for an hour on the runway with no A/C."
Pros: "Second leg seats were so thin it was like sitting on stone."
Pros: "Organización y eficiencia"
Pros: "Great experience from A-Z!!"
Pros: "Every expectation met or exceeded."
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."
Pros: "The flight went very smoothly from start to finish"
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."
Cons: "This particular flight had little leg room for me (6 ft tall). Also, my wife had to check her carry on but on the prior flight she did not. I would prefer never checking bags."
Pros: "Friendly staff, on time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Cramped planes."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly"
Cons: "There was no free in-flight entertainment available on the tv screens. Half of the screens didn't work."
Pros: "Punctual flight, fabulous flight attendants, and the best airline food I’ve eaten in a long time. I can’t remember the last time passengers were given a menu to order food from ."
Cons: "No WiFi on board"
Cons: "We had to go from DC to ORD then back to GEG. It was out of the way and took much longer than expected. Other than that all went well."
Pros: "I like still having an option at non- stop, direct flight, from Amarillo to Denver."
Cons: "Small plane. But flight is short."
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: "The flight and crew were satisfactory"
Cons: "That was probably the most uncomfortable flight I've ever been on. There is no room to stretch your legs or to recline the seat. To fly almost eight hours sitting straight up with no leg room is not something I want to do on a regular basis."
Pros: "Courteous crew and staff, no problems"
Cons: "Warm while on the ground. Otherwise comfortable"
Pros: "Love the phone/tablet holder in the back of the seat."
Cons: "Since it was a cross country flight that left at 8:30am, I wish they served lunch items. The seats are also very narrow."
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: "Very hot upon entrance to airplane, minimal ventilation, very hot entire flight Seats too close together front to back!!!!"
Cons: "Very hot poor if any ventilation i had to remove my shirt and sit in t-shirt only and still too hot ( i am not a large person-165 pounds and 6 feet tall ) the larger person next to me was suffering even more"
Cons: "As we were boarding the attendants told my wife and I that there was no space in any overhead compartments and that we had to check our bags to our final destination. When we made it back to our seats there was plenty of space in the overheads that would have accommodated our bags just fine. Very frustrating. Also, the tv screen in my wife's seat did not work and the attendant told us there was nothing that could be done."
Pros: "Not much ~ no movies, no rental video device ~ nothing"
Pros: "Plane arrived earlier than expected to destination."
Pros: "Three hours late. No in flight snack since the weather was too bad for the flight attendant to bring a cart down the aisles. Pretty old plane, so kind of uncomfortable. But the staff was really nice and friendly for it being the holiday season, so they get all two stars."
Pros: "Plane was on time"
Cons: "Seat to small"
Cons: "Canceled the morning flight to Denver, missed connection arrived late to Minneapolis!"
Pros: "I had a great experience. It was my first time flying and I was nervous at first. Everyone was nice and very helpful and it reassured me everything would go smoothly."
Cons: "I had to fly to San Francisco bcs maintenance and delays bullshit"
Pros: "Bigger plane and fast flight"
Cons: "Nothing. It was great"
Cons: "Changed the flight gate and nearly missed the flight."
Cons: "I paid for the internet access and it says all flight, but that's not true, it doesn't cover the whole flight."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled. I am still stranded and was given no accommodations so had to pay for a hotel in addition to costing me a full day's wages in missed work. The United staff I spoke with by phone and in person were neither helpful not pleasant. I will go out of my way to never fly United again."
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."
Pros: "Wheelchair assistance"
Cons: "Crowded gate"
Pros: "The United site suggested to arrive 1 hour prior; however, I came within seconds of missing this flight because of the lines at security."
Cons: "Security lines"
Pros: "Flight and United's new seats are fine."
Cons: "Houston airport closes up shop at 11pm, and they only have chairs with the fixed arms that prevent anyone from laying out on them. LISTEN UP AIRPORTS! the only people overnighting in your airports are people have to wait to a flight in the AM. It's not like we want to live there - we're tryig to ger somewhere else. Even the damn Club lounges close. No 24 hour clubs like at other major airports."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No snack at all on a 4 hour flight"
Pros: "Price and time"
Pros: "Staff and Pilots did a great job. Wheelchair was much apprecciated!!! Everything was on time or ahead of it. Great landing!! Wish you didn't charge for baggage and would like better snacks--oh for the good old days!"
Cons: "No place to charge your phone Location"
Pros: "Flight was on time, crew was courteous and polite."
Cons: "They ran out of overhead bin fast. No on board TV"
Pros: "Super comfortable seats"
Cons: "No entertainment no food no wifi"
Pros: "Not much to say about an hour flight. Coffee could not be served due to weather conditions, not airlines fault."
Cons: "Service. Flight attendant negative attitude and disrespect for customers."
Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "No video player"
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