Worst airline ever. Do not fly Avianca.
Avianca became is the worst airline in Colombia and LATAM
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Five hours of delay are unacceptable"
Cons: "Respect the scheduling!!!!"
Pros: "Crew member was nice"
Cons: "When the plane landed at JFK, we were held in cabin for a long time not to be able to get out to gate (bus)"
Pros: "La experiencia fue muy placentera."
Pros: "First place is bad service"
Cons: "Avianca never change ,manipulate customer"
Cons: "We left 25 minutes late ...."
Pros: "The agents were all very helpful after we arrived to the airport very late. WE had to run to the gate with all or our bags and the gate agents allowed us to gate check two pieces of luggage even though we arrived only 10 minutes before boarding. Exceptional!"
Pros: "service, great plane, always on time. With Avianca you cannot go wrong. if you find a Delay is usually not because of them"
Cons: "Less time to get out..."
Pros: "nothing really"
Cons: "boarding and food"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "There was not enough room to put the carrion bag in the compartments"
Cons: "To go back to terminal due to computer plain problem."
Pros: "Lost the flight. The flight was closed early, even though a delayed message was sent and it stayed at the gate for a while"
Cons: "Asked to move repeatedly between gates, and an hour late without explanation or apology"
Pros: "That we finally took off"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for more than one hour. The baby stroller was handed to me last— after my bags came out!"
Pros: "Puntuales Cordiales Avión confortable Todo el personal en Colombia se mostró amable y simpático, de verdad los felicito por mantener ese espíritu entre sus colaboradores"
Cons: "Very delayed departure (1 hour late), priority luggage was anything but priority."
Pros: "Flight was delayed"
Cons: "When I got to Cali one of my suitcases ended up in Medellin"
Pros: "They were almost an hour late in departing"
Cons: "2 delays. Arrived 2 hours later than I should have."
Pros: "Excellent service, comfortable seats, plug to charge your electronics"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The flight was 5-hours late. We boarded, stayed at the gate. Had to disembark and wait another 1.5 hours."
Pros: "The plane is amazing"
Cons: "Crew was uptight and not responsive, food was awful and there was no vegetarian option,"
Cons: "Too many delays and cancellation of my direct flight causing a new route which included a layover. Avianca has become increasingly unreliable. Their in flight services used to include food and now only refreshments are provided. Even in the business class section you are only provided with drinks. I would caution people and look for other airlines."
Pros: "Entertainmente system, confortable seat"
Cons: "Had to wait 40 minutes in a bus to get to plane"
Pros: "The complimentary movies are the best."
Cons: "Did not allow purchase of cocktail in flight."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "The transport from gate to gate . To far"
Pros: "I stayed tríp that Was oversold but the y only gave me 375 And Not a full Ticket"
Pros: "The flight was smooth and the staff was very friendly."
Cons: "I am really upset because I never received my luggage and was told that I would have to get it delivered to my house. I didn't appreciate the fact that I wasn't told about my luggage not getting in the plane until I landed and went to claim my luggage."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Not exceptional but very good"
Pros: "Was delayed more than three hours and the ticket to lunch was very poor"
Pros: "No Meal compensation"
Pros: "Super quick flight. Loved that they transferred the luggage for us while we switched flights."
Cons: "todo muy bien como lo esperaba de avianca comida servicio puntualidad"
Cons: "Ya van varios retrasos por mantenimiento."
Pros: "The staff in Bogota were oh so friendly compare to my previous experience in GYE. Same as when coming down from SJO. Beautiful. Keep it up! Friendly atmosphere just a delight, like it should be."
Cons: "It would be nice to have vegetarian options and the entertainment options were down. This is no way a big deal. I just mention it as there are more and more people embracing vegetarianism so if you want to be on the front lines of customer care, that would certainly make you one of the top ones in that regard alone! Pura Vida! Dave"
Pros: "Viaje placentero, a tiempo. Me gustó mucho las explicaciones pasando por rio hacha durante el viaje,.las asafatas muy atentos.Seguiré usando Avianca."
Pros: "Much better boarding experience and many new movies to choose from. I watched the new Beauty and the Beast."
Cons: "Their protocols for taking off and landing are a little dated. Passengers are not allowed to use blankets during take off/landing, also all window shades have to be open. They were very serious about it."
Cons: "The personnel in the airport were at times confused about the Bogota-Cali departure time. It has become a habit to change departure time and gates."
Pros: "3h delay Passengers upset. Not even a soft drink for the waiting period.... it is a shame that the biggest airline in the country has the poorest service and no respect for its clients."
Cons: "Lack of kind service or diligence during a delayed flight"
Perfect for a very low cost flight. In time, safety perfect, and of course no service, just what you effectivement !
Delayed three hours and they knew it but didn’t say anything upon checking in
Cumple con su función, transportar, no incluye comida a menos que se pague un valor adicional y así mismo con los asientos y demás, brindan precios económicos pero tratan de compensarlo cobrando por todo lo demás, si desean un viaje económico y que no dure más de 3 horas el vuelo, recomendando
Didn't fly. Didn't get a refund either.
i was seated apart from my girlfriend even though I bought the tickets at the same time and the flight was half full. what are some of these airlines thinking when they assign seats?
Wingo changed departure time 3 times and kept us moving from one gate to a different one. A 1 one flight took me more than 8 hours. Don't fly wit Wingo, the worst experience ever
Nothing the vendor services and overall process was not an experience I would ever want to revisit again .
Pros: "Crew was great and friendly- good meals on long flights- best airline!"
Cons: "everything was great"
Cons: "Waiting room and security"
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Cons: "Better food or at least option to purchase better food. Needs entertainment and the plane needs a renovation. Very dated interior."
Pros: "Muy cómodo los vuelos"
Pros: "The assigned flight attendant was very nice and did a wonderful job"
Cons: "La organización del embarque y desembarque"
Pros: "It was an easy hassel free experience"
Cons: "I wish I had gotten a window seat on the first flight. The flight was overnight and it was hard to sleep"
Pros: "Yes i like"
Cons: "Improve boarding procedures. Cre was very average"
Pros: "The Crew was amazing"
Cons: "Work to do with the boarding Staff"
Cons: "I really enjoy the flight."
Pros: "Everything was fast"
Cons: "No entertainment at all"
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Give me my baggage"
Pros: "The crew and copa gave me executive class. I really appreciate that because I was very tired."
Cons: "The boarding spend a lot of time, and the flight was late"
Pros: "Liked the simplicity of such a small airline and local routes. Make for inexpensive travel."
Cons: "Overbooking is common and being placed on standby is unnerving when in a foreign country. The booking and reservation process needs to be looked at closely to prevent such happenings."
Pros: "Excellent attention, very good food. Very nice flight overall."
Cons: "Not charging me 340$ by threatening to cancel my return flight if I didn’t pay."
Cons: "Hi, the windows are always dirty or greasy in four of eight flys that I flew. Tanks for asking."
Pros: "Everything excellent"
Cons: "Not st all"
Cons: "Flight and crew were awesome! No media in the plane and pretty tight."
Pros: "Confort and great service."
Cons: "Everything was perfect!"
Pros: "The service, staff friendly."
Cons: "The line at the airport in Bogotá. I checked in online and it didn’t save me time. It tokk me over an hour to drop my bags off."
Pros: "Excellent service and on time"
Cons: "Food could be improved a bit more."
Pros: "More legroom on this flight & it was packed."
Cons: "The customs forms were outdated. Had to fill out the proper ones upon landing."
Pros: "Efficient and no hassle. Spacious leg room. On time."
Cons: "No complaints. Perhaps the crew could have smiled more."
Pros: "Fast and orderly boarding. Everything was as they described in their web page. Read carefully and you will know what to expect. On time and very attentive personal"
Cons: "None really. Is a low cost airline, do not expect amenities or entertainment or confort."
Late in boarding g for the second time
It was a simple trip. There was no food, The seats and leg room, etc are standard. The people were very friendly and helpful. Nothing exceptional nor concerning.
Pros: "Good order and efficient."
Cons: "All fine with me."
Pros: "The boarding process of back to front was really efficient and thoughtful with the pandemic. And the smocks the FA wore."
Pros: "Plane was fine."
Cons: "Awful baggage experience. Forced to check my carry-on and pay an absurd fee even tho (1) it is sized for the overhead bin, (2) the plane bins were well-sized, and (3) there were few passengers on board. Time and money wasted."
Cons: "You misled people not telling I have to pay for luggage"
Cons: "Quick, easy, no problem."
Cons: "They got our bag out of the plane and then lost it, had no earphones whatsoever."
Cons: "El espacio entre asientos es muy reducido. Las rodillas pegan contra el asiento de en frente. Muy incómodo y genera impacto en la espalda."
Pros: "Fast flight.. no hassles at all"
Pros: "Good seat space, comfortable, on time arrival"
Cons: "The food was ok, not great. The plane was Very cold!!!"
Cons: "Low cost, no frills, but on time. It's what we want and they delivered that today."
Cons: "Get a plane that actually works."
Cons: "The landing was a bit rough!!"
Pros: "Yes, they did"
Pros: "No waiting"
Cons: "Your Customer Service"
Pros: "I fly for a living sand I’m on airlines all over the world. This little flight was of the worst I have ever been on and I’ll never fly Latam again"
Cons: "From the time my ticket was scanned it to 37 mins to board the plan... standing still in line. Caos! A message announces at any time we a happy to serve you water I got up and asked for water and was told wait until the cart comes by my seat. The seats are VERY CLOSE together and my row 22"
Pros: "Crew and flight was fine and short"
Cons: "While I received an email to checkin on the way there, I did not receive anything for the return flight. Had to wait in line to check in. Also KIWI was the booker and did not share the regular flight code of Latam, only KiWis number which wasn't helpful. Finally, both flights were delayed."
Cons: "One bathroom was out of order, and movie system did not work"
Pros: "The crew was extremely helpful with my insulin dilemma given the limited resources they had at hand."
Cons: "Food. And some entertainment on an international flight."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "It would have been nice to know we had to pay for checked luggage. It showed that we were each allowed 1 piece checked luggage."
Cons: "Too tight, no entertaintment"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Boarding was easy."
Cons: "They lost my luggage and didn’t care to do anything about it. They name no means of tracking. They don’t know where the luggage is, whether it even left Bogota or not. They literally don’t have a tracking system. And their only response to us was that we could go ahead and leave a bad review on the website and that’s it. I’m not kidding! I can’t believe they are still in business. It’s just a terrible company."
Cons: "U have to pay for everythings"
Pros: "The Crew tried to work with what they have."
Cons: "1. Plane to small. there was no room. 2. Flight was delayed for 2 hors. 3. my suitcase was sent down to storage and my back pack have to be put under my feet. but there was two more tenet my seat already. 4. We have to board the plane in the middle of the airport. and have to walk a lot to get the gate signed. 5. Once arrived I had to connect to American Airlines flight and have to walk one mille and change to get to the other side of the airport. It will be ok, but I was with a 3 year old minor and I have to deal with this and the child"
Cons: "Child behind my seat was loud kicked my seat and parents did nothing."
Cons: "Plane shakes moves and jumps to much. Seems like LATAM is always late. They did not honor the seats which we pre purchased. Seems like the captains fly to fast and don’t know how to land"
Pros: "Comfortable seats."
Cons: "Food and drink service not given. There was no turbulence to justify this failure, and flight was over an hour long, allowing sufficient time to provide it. Poor communication of departure delay."
Pros: "Normally, getting on a plane in Colombia is an absolute nightmare. People pushing, standing right next to you, when you get on the plane all the old women who do not know how to read always walk to the back of the plane when they're supposed to be sitting in seat 7? Been there? Seen that? Yes ! Seen it a million times. What makes this particular flight so unbelievable, and maybe it was just a training day because there was a lot of airline personnel at the check in kiosk, but I have never processed on to a flight in Columbia, given up my baggage, and be walking to the gate so fast in my life! I truly hope this is something that will become standard, and I pray to God that the other airlines especially Viva will learn how to do!"
Cons: "Overall very good, good crew... minus point.. seats SO tiny, it makes Asian airline economy seats feel like 1st class!"
Pros: "Personnel were helpful (attractive!)"
Cons: "Seats! Outrageously cramped...As a Pilot, I know for a FACT they are not FAA/ICAO safety compliant ...no way!"
Pros: "The crew had a nice attitude."
Cons: "Entertainment system it is necessary an application and also it requires to use a personal device but there is not any USB or power socket."
Pros: "I slept most of the flight."
Cons: "no customer serve no help"
Pros: "It was a new plane, the pilot waited for our bags to be put into the plane. Because we made it to the plane after they had loaded everyone. This was due to our late arrival From our Delayed connection from Washington."
Cons: "At our arrival a couple had taken our seats. The flight attendant told us to get on any other seat available. We had our family (the three of us ) spread out in the plane. I had to ask another attendant to please ask for our seats back. Finally after a while we got them back but it wasn't a Pleasant experience. They didn't have enough headphones to give everyone. My son and I had to share one headphone. The food was really bad for an international flight, Not even the wine was given without paying for it"
Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Lack of maintanance the pilot had to turn around in the runway because the plain had no sufficent gas. Maintanance should be constant not reqctive of the situation"
Pros: "Punctuality. attention of stewardesses"
Pros: "Smooth flight, on time"
Pros: "Easy boarding and organized staff. Friendly staff overall."
Cons: "Terrible terrible food- no TV (really? in 10 years flying to Colombia this was a first) seats were very uncomfortable, no room to move the legs, the seats were super old no room at all. I have traveled with LATAM before and I had good experiences, with no complains. But the flight from Bogota to Miami on may 29th was mediocre and it seems longer than it was. That plane should be used for shorter flights and not a 4 hour international flight. I am not expecting first class seats and 5 course meals. But for the same price I could have used other airlines."
Pros: "customer service in Bogota"
Cons: "needs to download the app to watch movies if you do not have a I pad or smart phone????"
Pros: "I have bought a ticket from To Aeroparque Jorge Newvery; and they cancelled the flight and sent me to Ezeiza without prior inform, concent and without any compensation."
Cons: "It was delay. 2 hours."
They said that i never bought the flight and cancelled my ticket. I had to pay 200,000 pesos for taxi and book a hotel because there were no other flights that night. I will never use expedia for flight booking again.
The flight was delayed for starters. But it’s such a short flight so everything was okay for the price. Seats don’t recline and no refreshments were offered but once again, the flight was quick and smooth.
Me cobraron demasiado por una maleta de mano
I could'nt make checkin by internet im from another country the aplication did not work i told them and they charge me becuase of that, i had seat reserve and still they charge me.
Very good airlines viva love it 💕
The flights on time, they call in order of rows and more best they call by rows starting from front to end when arrivals and that avoid the passenger be together snd come out in order.
We missed our flight because no one spoke english and we had issues with documents and by the time we fix it was too late to make our flight and then we had to pay $600 to book with a different airline
Nada funciona en el internet para cobrater 70 dolares x equipaje
They broke my siutcase and I wanna my money back a new siutcase
Flight from Cartagena - Bogota - Lima. When I arrived at the airline counter in Cartagena to fly to Bogota the reps requested a PCR test result from me although for travel to Peru within 24 hours, only an antigen test is required, not a PCR test. I had a negative Covid antigen test result from the airport clinic just before checking in for the flight. Subesequent to that, I requested that that the airline at least honor the flight from Cartagena to Bogota thinking that when I arrived in Bogota, as it is a more international airport, I would be able to convince a manager there that the current travel regulations to Peru only require a Covid antigen test within 24 hours of travel to Peru. The airline reps and manager refused to even honor my flight ticket from Cartagena to Bogota athough no Covid test at all is required for travel within Colombia. The female attendants scoffed at me. Furthermore, the male staff person got incredibly aggressive with me in front of everyone in the airport to the point where I had to step back thinking he was going to get physical with me. In all of my travel to 54 countries and 51 years of travel, I have never been treated this poorly by an airline. I had to go to the counter of another airline where I was able to purchase another ticket to Bogota and was able to fly out that hour by paying for another ticket. Fortunately, my bank has granted me a chargeback although I was forced to pay more for a ticket purchased at the counter of another airline. I am SURPRISED this Viva Airlines is even in business!
Worst experience with an airline in 51 years and 54 countries of international travel. Reserved a flight from Cartagena - Bogota - Lima. When I arrived at the airline counter in Cartagena to fly to Bogota the reps requested a PCR test result from me although for travel to Peru within 24 hours, only an antigen test is required, not a PCR test. I had a negative Covid antigen test result from the airport clinic just before checking in for the flight. Subesequent to that, I requested that that the airline at least honor the flight from Cartagena to Bogota thinking that when I arrived in Bogota, as it is a more international airport, I would be able to convince a manager there that the current travel regulations to Peru only require a Covid antigen test within 24 hours of travel to Peru. The airline reps and manager refused to even honor my flight ticket from Cartagena to Bogota athough no Covid test at all is required for travel within Colombia. The female attendants scoffed at me. Furthermore, the male staff person got incredibly aggressive with me in front of everyone in the airport to the point where I had to step back thinking he was going to get physical with me. I have never been treated this poorly by an airline. I had to go to the counter of another airline where I was able to purchase another ticket to Bogota and was able to fly out that hour by paying for another ticket. Fortunately, my bank has granted me a chargeback although I was forced to pay more for a last minute ticket of another airline at their counter. I am surprised this airline is in business.
I guess my comment is on the extras and as they charge for it, you know is a low cost service, but the extras or unknown could be charged at a much normal rate.
Cons: "The baggage it wasn’t included in my ticket so the prices was more expensive also the reservation was a big problem with your company kayak never show up my ticket in the aerolínea."
Pros: "Check in at the airport was very helpful"
Cons: "Customer service at the airport is terrible, had a hard time with two employees with attitude and poor customer service"
Pros: "Puntuality the most"
Pros: "Seat uncomfortable. Crew okay. No space"
Pros: "The plane was new. For a low cost airline the seats were confortable for a short trip."
Cons: "Terrible airline. No one seems to know what they are doing. Very unprofessional, bad experience from beginning to end"
Cons: "Seats more comfortable, please!!"
Pros: "Not at all!"
Cons: "Worst experience ever!"
Pros: "Nothing at all. Rude crew. Tricky rates! I know that is a low cost fly, but for the first time in my life this people charged me for the check in. Unbelievable"
Cons: "Really, all! Money grab low cost airline! The worst experience ever!"
Pros: "I first thought the price/value was good; however, I had to pay to check in, I had to pay for my bags, I had to pay for water."
Cons: "Everything. I will never fly this airline again."
Pros: "Staff at the airport"
Cons: "I didn’t know that you had to check in at least two hours before the flight. Had to purchase another one later in the evening. Staff at information at the airport were incredibly helpful!"
Pros: "The crew was helpful."
Cons: "The flight was delayed"
Pros: "Efficient crew, comfortable seats."
Cons: "Children should not be seated in emergency rows— this delayed our flight almost an hour."
Pros: "I arrived safely in Bogota."
Cons: "Having to PAY to check in at the airport, having to PAY to carry on a bag... this is ridiculous. What seemed a bargain at first glance ended up costing me WAY more than buying a more comfortable airline with more amenities. They are the Spirit Airlines of Colombia. Avoid them."
Pros: "Excellent service!"
Cons: "Excellent service!"
Pros: "Not much. The pilot was communicative."
Cons: "The staff were pushy and rude to me when they told me at the gate, when I was about to board, that I could not have a backpack and small purse. This is not what I understood when booking and is not clearly explained at the time of purchase. One attendant at the gate in particular was forceful and rude when insisting that I pay over $66 in cash at a moment when going to the ATM would mean potentially missing boarding and not arriving back in time to the gate. This process, which I agreed to because two staff members gave me the impression that I could not travel on the flight unless I paid right there instantly in CASH (completely ridiculous), caused me anxiety and took a long time, too long given the urgency of boarding the flight. I had to wait for change for 5 minutes and as a result, I was the last one to board. It should be noted that this process of paying for a maleta in hand at the gate had been preceded by having to pay over $20 in cash to print a boarding pass, which required another ATM withdrawal and fee. This is a weak and predatory business model, which seeks to exploit people’s need to travel and their anxiety. This was carried out in a completely unprofessional and manipulative manner by the staff members. This kind of behavior is unacceptable and exploitative."
Cons: "Paying to print out a boarding pass. Paying nearly as much for a checked bag as the flight itself"
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to a mechanical issue which resulted in a missed connecting flight. Luggage was also lost and the United Airlines pawned me off to Air Canada. Air Canada flight was canceled and the second flight was delayed by 4 hours. Luggage has still not been located."
Cons: "The only airline that charged me for a damn backpack"
Pros: "no delay in departure and on-time arrival"
Cons: "Had to pay for baggage exceeding 6 kilos in weight. Had to find the internet cafe at the airport and pay to print our boarding passes. Agent at the gate would not print nor was there a kiosk to print it."
Cons: "Purchase directly from VivaColombia website or not at all. We were forced to pay $40 each in additional fees to board the plane (including a fee to print our boarding passes) all which we weren’t expecting. Boarding was a mess, the crew were nice."
Pros: "i arrived"
Cons: "extra fees"
Cons: "They forced me to check my bag although I had taken it inside all planes . They lost my baggage for two hours and nobody was responsive. Very poor management including the supervisor. Nobody spoke English."
Cons: "They appear to be cheap but they charge for any small thing including printing a boarding pass and also checkin a carry on. Which overall turns out to be way more expensive that other airlines. Besides their customer service is very bad. they lost my baggage and didn't explain anything for more than 2 hours."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very helpful and professional"
Cons: "Not a dislike, but the boarding process was different than USA."
Pros: "Siendo una compañia colombiana, por lo menos regalen el cafe y no instantaneo. Que pena"
Cons: "Hay que pagar por todo adicional y esos costos son altísimos, por ejemplo el agua cuesta dos solares, almpahar la maleta en el counter sale carísima al final termine pagando lo de un tkt en una aerolínea comercial cualquiera, sillas estrechas, la atención muy mala y no hay nada de entretenimiento abordó..... no volveré a volar nunca más en esa aerolínea!!! Pésima"
Cons: "They won't print your ticket at the check in counter and you can't use an online boarding pass. You have to print one from home or use an internet cafe at the airport that charges $6 to print a single sheet of paper. They jam your carry on bag into a small box. Boarding took longer than the flight! The seats are incredibly cramped yet they recline all the way back, so you're likely to have someone in your lap for the entire trip. Absolutely horrible. Nothing like other high quality discount airlines such as Air Asia which at least treat you like a human being."
Cons: "I booked without realizing that you need to pay for your luggage separately, pay $10 to print your boarding pass and of course pay for all food and beverages. What a pain, not enjoyable."
Pros: "That I got to my destination."
Cons: "The wait time of eight hours. Also that they charged me to print my ticket, and I was charged for a very small carry-on item."
Pros: "Fast, good service."
Pros: "For a low cost company actually the experience was better than others. At least the seat could go back a little."