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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 10m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($440) and Multiple Airlines ($454)
From Baton Rouge to San José, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Baton Rouge , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Baton Rouge you will be using Baton Rouge Ryan, often referred to as Baton Rouge Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "See previous"
Pros: "Crew was exceptionally nice. Live DISH TV unexpected and appreciated."
Cons: "A lot of turbulence"
Pros: "The crew was absolutely amazing. I was HORRIBLY ILL the entire 6.5hour flight, vomiting LITERALLY every 15minutes in the bathroom. They took care of me in every way possible. You have no idea how THANKFUL I WAS AND AM FOR THEM. SO MUCH ALOHA FROM HAWAII, best flight crew EVER!!! PLEASE reward them"
Cons: "If I wasn't deathly ill right before I had to get on the flight!"
Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."
Cons: "Pay close attention when boarding in Cabo as they board multiple flights out of the same gate and it could be easy to get on the wrong bus."
Cons: "There was huge issues with our original plane and the lady at the desk was horrible with communication to all the passengers waiting for the flight updates. The one time I finally asked her if there was any updates, after almost 1.5 hours of delay and waiting, she took a very rude and snappy tone."
Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."
Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."
Pros: "Amazing crew, on time, decent coffee, plenty of drinks"
Cons: "The drinks cart was a little slow..."
Pros: "Our seats were assigned at the gate. Somehow we were given the comfort + seats. Very nice! Thank you!"
Pros: "My flight was missed due to immigration taking almost 3 hours to get through the line. Delta went out of their way to make sure that I was able to get to my destination on a later flight as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "Maybe not traveling through Atlanta if there is immigration clearance involved. I was really slow."
Pros: "Very nice lady as part of the crew, always a cheering moment for passengers."
Cons: "The plane was not clean. Peanuts on my feet area, plastic bag in backseat pcket."
Pros: "Flight was smooth and fast."
Cons: "Didn't love that my 1st flight got off at gate G. And connecting flight was at gate C on the other end of the airport."
Cons: "Flighted delayed due to mechanical issues. Missed connecting 400pm flight. Next flight was 10:25 pm."
Cons: "Not much legroom."
Cons: "I got bumped from this flight a couple of hours before departing."
Cons: "There really needs to be a way the airlines can better make seating assignments. I was in a window seat and the woman in the middle seat was so large that her arms took all of the arm rest and some of my seat area. Even crossing my arms I was unable to not have her arm up against me."
Pros: "The chargers worked in neither airplane."
Cons: "The chargers worked in neither airplane."
Pros: "Everything escept the seat that was too small. I also had problems with the entertainment when trying to see movies."
Cons: "Seats too small ant could not watch Movies beacause the screen was defective."
Cons: "Delta allowed flights with empty seats going to the same destination to take off without trying to fill them w passengers who were delayed on other flights. Our flight was delayed more than three hours, and it’s a shame that some folks could have been accommodated on that flight but were not."
Pros: "Loved the TVs"
Cons: "The space was too small"
Pros: "Great service, comfortable plane"
Cons: "Waited 45 minutes for de-icing"
Pros: "Very comfortable and didn't feel cramped. Quick flight."
Cons: "No choice in snack and I couldn't eat what I was given. Staff appeared checked out and not bothered. No entertainment but it was a quick flight."
Pros: "I liked the individual tv screens to watch the latest movies"
Cons: "The slow boarding"
Pros: "The crew and overhead storage."
Pros: "Boarding was fine. And service was good."
Cons: "TV controls didn’t work. So I couldn’t watch anything for the 4+ hour flight."
Cons: "Sat on the plane on the tarmac for over an hour in the cold..."
Pros: "Flight attendant gave me the can of Diet Coke and extra pretzels when requested. The entertainment was excellent, the TV screen in the the seats. Good choice of TV shows"
Cons: "Seats are miniscule"
Pros: "Plane was far too tight. Very uncomfortable for taller individuals."
Pros: "Newer plane with entertainment"
Cons: "was a great flight"
Pros: "Fast flight great service"
Cons: "Left about 2.5 hours late because of a broken seat of all things. Apparently Delta doesn't bother to have maintenance staff on site at the airport."
Pros: "Newer plane with movies."
Cons: "Airlines pack you on so tight."
Pros: "I would like more detail about traveling companions displayed."
Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Pros: "Flights were both on time and boarded quickly. Crew was wonderful!"
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Pros: "Movie selection"
Cons: "They want us there at 4:20 for a 6:20am flight but Clear doesn't open until 5. I was through checkin by 4:23. Why bother if one can't get to the breakfast facilities for another half hour plus? Then Peet's had no pastries."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Gate rep helped us kindly and then the flight attendant was very friendly."
Cons: "Double booked my seat. Lost my bag."
Pros: "John at Destin/Fort Walton Beach airport (VPS)was excellent! Helped us overcome some problems & get us seated. All worked fine from there."
Cons: "No problems"
Pros: "Delta fed us so well. They made sure we were as comfortable as possible. The flight attendants were nothing short of kind and always smiling. Even the pilot was very ethusiastic over the intercom before the flight. He made jokes and everyone laughed. In fact, it was the most I've ever heard from a pilot on any flight in my life. I would rate this the best flight I've ever had. Thanks, Delta!"
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Pros: "Just absolutely uneventful and quick."
Pros: "new plane seemed roomier"
Pros: "Same as previous flight."
Pros: "It was my first time flying and the attendants were very nice and cordial on flight. I would love to fly again but next time with my children for a vacay."
Cons: "Several people got on the flight with no face mask on. The flight was completely packed, there was no distancing at all. The boarding process required me to walk past everyone as my chair was in the back and I was last group to board (unlike other airlines that have switched to back to front boarding to reduce people coming in contact with each other) As I walked down the PACKED plane mot people had masks on incorrectly (hanging off one ear, down around their chin, nose out, etc.) some people had no mask at all and the flight attendants did nothing. It seems like they were doing nothing to keep passengers safe from COVID-19 spread. Compared to Delta, American Airlines was terrifying to fly, I find not feel safe at all."
Pros: "Clean airplane"
Cons: "They could serve at least water"
Cons: "offer coffee at least"
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "There is nothing positive to say besides it got me where I needed to go, even though my first flight was cancelled and had to completely redirect to another airport an that took me 2 hours to get to."
Cons: "Everything, the staff was rude especially at the gate. I was forced to check my bag not because of size but because I was in Group 6 boarding and I got on there was plenty of room on the plane. I had even explained I needed to do work and would have to hold everything in my arms."
Cons: "The AA app broke"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and we almost missed our connecting flight, but the pilot was on our side and we made it just in time!"
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Cons: "New York to Fresno Glight delayed 2 hours."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "Great plane"
Cons: "ATC delayed us 2 hours IN THE PLANE. Luggage was delivered to the wrong baggage terminal. LAX is the worst."
Pros: "The service was excellent and the flight on time. Love American."
Cons: "The seats have been refurbished and if you are a plus size the seats are uncomfortable."
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable, but stiff"
Cons: "Plane was way too hot inside and no eye masks or earplugs were handed out afaik. There was no beverage service, but this may have been due to turbulence."
Pros: "Smooth flight, good food"
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Cons: "No entertainment and Wi-Fi was poor"
Cons: "The information that was given was awful. Why would AA send a broken plane to ABW?"
Pros: "The Boeing 787 is a much nicer plane than the Airbus we flew on from Chicago to Helsinki. The seating on that plane was horrible. You have to recline your seat or you are on the back of the seat in front of you!"
Pros: "Comfortable and on time"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Cons: "A hot breakfast would have been nice."
Cons: "BA redirected online check in to AA and seats were available early, not 24 hrs before flight, what is different seat policy from BA. I didn't know that and I was late to find 2 seats besides for me and my family member."
Pros: "free movies"
Cons: "flight attendant was rude"
Pros: "The Crew was friendley."
Cons: "Could not checkin on internet."
Pros: "The flight boarded really quickly with absolutely excellent service from the flight crew. The pilots and crew were so considerate, and helpful. They totally took care of all of us. From the time I got on to the flight to the time I got off the crew were there to make sure I was taken care of."
Cons: "Poor crowd control in airport- monitor did not show gate even 20 minutes before the flight after the gate changed , then it changed 3 different times. Few Avianca staff available to answer questions/clear up the confusion. It was actually comical. On the previous flight Lima-> Cusco, they bumped us off our flight even with confirmed tickets, said the "flight was full" (obviously oversold) and said we'd get a $50 voucher and asked me to write my email on a piece of scrap paper, no receipt."
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Cons: "The plane was very outdated and the food was poor. Flight attendants were very rude."
Pros: "It was fine"
Cons: "It was a full flight, but I cannot complain"
Pros: "Cockpit crew kept us informed of arrival time adjustments and upcoming turbulence. Enjoyed choices of music. Seats were surprisingly comfortable."
Cons: "Fast boarding on coach."
Cons: "Rude staff sarcastic"
Pros: "That plane took off and landed safely."
Cons: "Flight to philly, waited 3 hours on the plane before take off because of holes in the plane. Flight to dallas, waited 2 hours on the plane because the plane in front of us on the runnway wasn't clear for take off, we were and they couldn't taxi them out of the way?! Missed my connection and a day of work had to pay for a hotel. I only have so much $. I'm not and AA CEO."
Cons: "Not allowed single single baggage,"
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to a "computer problem" that was subsequently deemed to be eligible for a paperwork fix."
Cons: "They should have made contact with our next flight as soon as we landed to tell them to keep the door open, it took a long time to get off the plane and I had to run all the way across the airport only to still miss my flight because they had just closed the door. My plane was still sitting there for about 10 minutes they must have JUST closed the door and still wouldn't let us on"
Pros: "On time, clean plane."
Cons: "Crew announcements are too loud! What is that all about?"
Pros: "We had a passenger who had a stroke and had to land in Denver to get her medical help. The crew handled it in a very profession manner."
Cons: "Food Can it be a health bar instead of small cookies."
Cons: "Tight space"
Pros: "Inflight movies"
Pros: "The food and the crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system, it is outdated"
Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"
Cons: "Flight was canceled due to United's mismanagement of crews."
Pros: "Clean, comfortable and on time."
Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"
Cons: "I’m 6’3, misty in my legs, so the diminishing legroom is a problem. Can’t afford business class either. You should really have entertainment for a 5 hr flight."
Cons: "I upgraded to first class in order to have a couple adult beverages but the flight attendant decided to hide and eat her meal before serving the passengers. We were more then Hal way before she made her rounds with drinks. Not a pleasant experience at all."
Pros: "Comfortable seats with screens"
Cons: "Mediocre snack"
Cons: "I didn't get to get on the flight."
Cons: "Slow boarding, no food no drinks, no tv."
Pros: "Excellent customer service, flight attendants were responsive and attentive."
Pros: "Más espacio, al menos una película que ver, y algún bocadillo por ser un vuelo de tantas horas"
Pros: "The pilot"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "They mentioned that the flight might be rough. It was not. I thought they might would offer us a to-go snack. They did not. Silly, I know, but I love air plane snacks!"
Pros: "Entertainment worked on this flight! And once again, I had an empty seat next to me - that's always a huge plus so I can stretch a bit."
Pros: "The flight crew was very attentive and friendly. Probably one of the nicest crews I have encountered on my flights."
Cons: "Me and this other person were waiting in the back for the two bathrooms to become available. We waited over 10 minutes."
Pros: "The plane took two hours to leave the ground due to weather. This was unfortunate and made the passengers uncomfortable but it was not the fault of the airline."
Cons: "The airline gave all the passengers access to the movies and television channels."
Cons: "My luggage didn't make connnection."
Cons: "After 5 delays, 10 text alerts for boarding and gate chances flight cancelled with no rescheduling assistance. Did not have customer service representative tell us the flight was cancelled had to call 1-800 number. It was horrible."
Pros: "So they lost my bag but where super helpful and nice!"
Pros: "It was very good for my first flight on a plane"
Pros: "Very puntual"
Cons: "On time"
Cons: "The price. It was a little expensive"
Pros: "First flight delayed once board to check a broken light. Then waisted 40 minutes taxiing on tarmac in Houston because they couldn't find a gate. Missed our connection. They put us up in a low end hotel overnight. Then we had our morning flight again delayed as we waited for planes to the take off, so further delays. Arrived in Costa Rica 1 hour late. Now with too many other flights so immigration packed and took another hour and twenty minutes (when we finished there was only a 5 minute wait). Thanks United"
Cons: "Coffee and cookies. Moscow mule"
Pros: "I was extremely late getting to the airport due to traffic accidents. The crew held the door open for me after security let them know I was there. I am truly thankfull!"
Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"
Cons: "Fligh delay."
Pros: "Ot was a short flight."
Cons: "Arriving in houston and having to walk in the rain on the tarmac, having a 3 hour lay over, Houston is in the opposite direction of florida from louisiana."
Pros: "Flights were on-time."
Cons: "They made me checked the bag at the airplane gate and it took forever to get the luggage from the baggage claim once we landed."
Pros: "I was allowed to get off the aircraft to collect a bag I left behind"
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Pros: "It was a very good flight, everyone was happy, so no complaints!"
Pros: "The boarding process is terrible, because communication breakdown is inevitable. The crew on the plane are sometimes rude, and have no patience when passing seated passengers. One air hostess constantly bumped into my arm like a bull as she passed walking down the isle. Entertainment is practically non-existent on long flights unless you pay for it. Two of my flights were cancelled last minute with little to no remorse, and I had to wait 2 days to catch the next flight. That flight was even delayed more than an hour. I was sick by time I reached my destination. Overall, United would not be my 1st choice due to bad experiences numerous times."
Pros: "Since we were the last ones to arrive at the gate because of our delayed flight they had to check our carry-on baggage with the luggage we didn't have locks and nomally what we carry in that bag are fragile or valuable things. They should at least have plastic gauzes or fragile stickers to put on the bags. I don't know the reason but the flight attendants left about the last 6 rows of passengers without pretzels or drinks. There was no device to view movies. Leg space too tight."
Pros: "Nice and comfy seats, good service on plane, fast boarding"
Cons: "No good food and the entertainment was not the beat"
Pros: "Just the crew"
Cons: "Now when I fly united i feel like flying with spirit or jet blue o any other cheap airline, they charge for everything but sodas. They don't even carry blankets. The fact that for a long (3h- 4h and 5h) flight (took 4 overall during the holidays) united didn't offered ONE movie for free at least was very disappointing. Not one of my flights were on-time!"
Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"
Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."
Cons: "Plane caused delay"
Pros: "The crew were nice though exasperated with cramped new planes and crowded restrooms. Flight was on time"
Cons: "After three years of flying all around US, realized United is the worst of the three major legacy carriers. I'm star alliance gold and it's still a painful experience. Crew admitted in latest redesign of planes they've managed to squeeze another six seats in coach. My seat wouldn't go back but even if it did, would feel too guilty for person behind to do it - so little legroom on newer planes. They've also cut down on restrooms so for most of the flight there was a line of 5-6 people waiting in the aisle. American Airlines seems to have older planes but at least decent legroom (and I'm not tall - anybody over 5'10 would have to sit at an angle on new United planes!). Been very impressed by Delta's service lately. United feels more like Spirit"
Cons: "Flight delayed."
Pros: "There is professional, courteous service from beginning of the flight to exit of one's final flight."
Pros: "The staff was really polite and were willig to answer all questions with a smile."
Cons: "The seat I was on could not be reclined. This was most unpleasant because it was an overnight flight. You should earn the clients - even economy passengers - when this seat is the one being assigned to them. I would payed beforehand to get a more comfortable seat if I'd known I was to fly on a no-reclining seat on an overnight flight."
Cons: "They delayed the flight due to "operational difficulties". I understand this happens, however, their communication towards customers was unacceptable. They first announced a 20 min delay, followed by another 30 min, then 30 more and then 30 more than then 30 more! They basically kept us at the gate for 2 1/2 hours until the found another plane. For a business like United, and flying out of their hub this is completely unacceptable. We ended up leaving at 11pm for a flight scheduled at 8. They didnt give anything in the plane to make up for it. No food, no free wifi, nothing."
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "United put my bags on the next flight to San Jose, so I had to wait an extra 2.5 hours in the airport for the next plane to land in San Jose, Costa Rica while my ride waited for me."
Cons: "The seats were so small, with no space between rows that you couldn't even recline. The tv on the seat in front was so close you couldn't watch it. Miserable flight, and I'm only 5'5"."
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