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DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 13% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$711(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$183or less

Good deal one-way

$97or less

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Top 5 airlines serving from California to Costa Rica

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,317 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "No food, just snacks."

Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Complete failure to announce that passports needed to be verified. Telling you as you board is infuriating. This was Alaska’s fault, not TSA’s."

Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."

Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Brenda at LAX called me jerk and was a terrible representative for your company... To say the least"

Pros: "availability"
Cons: "cost"

Cons: "2 hrs late in Los Angeles"

Pros: "The purpose of our trip is to be in a wedding. The suitcase may ,or may not arrive in time. I was told it would be delivered to the Costa Verde Quepos, Manuel Antonio hotel. I will be without any clothes for at least two and a half days. Please help! My cell is 209-549-6276, but I don't know if it will work while I am in Costa Rica The suitcase tag number is 10-65-88"

Cons: "Nothing to add"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Landing 40 min ahead of schedule"

Pros: "Great steward"
Cons: "Instructions over loud speaker...difficult to understand."

Cons: "On the return flight it was cancelled and they put us in a flea bag hotel and I have written Alaska and requested a FULL ROUND TRIP TO COSTA RICA and they haven't had the courtesy of responding. I wrote Wayne Newton 2x. b"

Pros: "The bisquit cookies."
Cons: "The staff weren't that friendly! Gone are the helpful employees! My daughter's seat wouldn't go back and they did nothing to accommodate her! LAME! Not overly friendly, need to take notes from JetBlue!"

Pros: "All of it..."

Pros: "I enjoyed it :)"

Pros: "Love this airline! Great experience."

Cons: "Kind of weak that movies aren't included. : /"

Cons: "Baggage fees."

Pros: "Just whole trip was great."
Cons: "None"

Cons: "The free snacks should be more substantial."

Cons: "The fans didn't work and my luggage was left in LAX"

Pros: "Great. Had a chance to get home early"

Cons: "Another NA airline. No frills what so ever. Almost as good as a bus ride."

Pros: "OK travel"
Cons: "Food was atrocious"

Pros: "Comfortable and spacious"

Pros: "Good"

Pros: "Upgraded to business class. Thank you!"

Pros: "Fairly expedient"
Cons: "The following day travel experience via Alaska"

Pros: "they boarded promptly"
Cons: "delayed take off made it for a late arrival"

Pros: "Comfortable seats and nice crew."
Cons: "It was a very long flight, but no meal or entertainment was provided. On other airlines I've flown in the past, these things were included on international flights."

Pros: "Roomy seat, expensive change fee"
Cons: "Bad smell on plane"

Pros: "Flying home"
Cons: "Boarded late and sat on the plane for awhile. Also should be embarrassed that all they can spare fir a snack is a miniature bag of pretzels"

Pros: "The upgrade to 1st class was nice."

Pros: "The stuffs were very entertaining and the plane roomy."

Pros: "Most everything besides them seats being to close in proximity."
Cons: "That they seats weren't wide enough."

Pros: "Power connection"
Cons: "seat was not comfortable. Back and legs ached."

Cons: "US Customs was very rude."

Pros: "Comfortable seating"

Pros: "They were attentive as usual."

Pros: "No worries. Pleasant staff."
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Over all Alaskan airlines does a great job."
Cons: "The boarding process was very sloppy. The boarding person made very little to no announcements regarding boarding procedures. He then made everyone who had lined up in general boarding line exit the line and then finally turned on the sign that said preferred boarding. Then the same thing happened again. He could have saved all of us and including himself lots of frustration if he had just made an announcement regarding the boarding process with directions when he was about to start boarding. Everyone was left without clear directions. Big let down to start my experience with Alaskan airlines."

Cons: "The plane was small and uncomfortable"

Pros: "Fast"
Cons: "Na"

Cons: "no wifi"

Pros: "I liked how quickly I was able to board."
Cons: "I disliked the temperature on the plane because it was too cold. I also don't understand how TSA determines how one gets pre-boarding status. Families were split up. For example, a husband was separated from his wife & child. Is this done on a random basis?"

Pros: "Everything about the team was nice."
Cons: "Nothing not to like"

Pros: "Professionalism."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "really good enjoyed the whole experience"

Pros: "Is away more space in the seat than other airlines"
Cons: "The snacks away to poor , can be better"

Pros: "Crew inside the plane was friendly and warm, particularly Craig. Very inviting and reassuring."
Cons: "The almost 2-hour delay and gate change due to “airplane maintenance” was terrible. It did not feel as if the guests were going to be accommodated. They made few announcements about it."

Cons: "Despite the delay of almost 3 hours (which we were informed much earlier than getting to the airport at) the plane was 40% empty so can’t complain at the end of the day"

Cons: "The customer service at LAX was horrible. The workers seemed to lack people skills and it everyone in line noticed it."

Pros: "none stop fly,"
Cons: "could have more route to other cities"

Pros: "JetBlue is always a great choice"
Cons: "LAX, but no one can help it :)"

Cons: "Freezing cold"

Pros: "Offering voluntary check-in of carry-on bags for free"
Cons: "all went well this trip"

Cons: "On time,Effeciant,and fast."

Cons: "the only discomfort is trying to sleep"

Cons: "30 min delay"

Pros: "Best company ever"

Cons: "The traffic at LAX is horrible (not JetBlue's fault). It took a good 25 minutes to drive from the entrance of the airport to the terminal. Allow extra time."

Pros: "I always shop on kayak. It's reliable because of the consistant results."

Pros: "My upgrade"

Cons: "Crew member was rude"

Cons: "It really comfy and safe"

Pros: "Seats were great. Personal power supply. Tons of entertainment choices, and free internet if you have Amazon prime"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "Jetblue can't be beat! They are simply the best."

Pros: "Decent leg space in economy"
Cons: "The cabin was too cold, and no hot drinks were available due to a malfunction. Blankets ran out."

Pros: "Space n comfort"
Cons: "Delay, staff at airport n on board not the nicest"

Pros: "How you can get up and grab your own snack instead of keep asking for one."
Cons: "I had to ride a 6hr flight with no TV or music that didn’t work the whole flight. I told the flight attendant three times who wasn’t much helped or felt it wasn’t important enough. I eventually got pissed and left it alone."

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "The staff and good selection"
Cons: "My entertainment system did not work and the person sitting next to me took up part of my seat"

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and attentive, boarding was effortless on a full flight; appreciated free snack and no push back when I wanted two."
Cons: "I resent the fact that I have to pay for the earbuds to watch “free” movies. That should be complimentary since I am sure very few people would need it due to wide spread personal use of those. For some of us, older, we do not necessarily walk around with “hip”earbuds."

Cons: "NO CARRY ON LUGGAGE SPACE SEATS FOR ME AND MY SON WERE SEPARATED"

Pros: "Got our tickets nice and cheap. Made it home safe and sat beside a cool person"
Cons: "My seat wouldn't go back, so sleeping was difficult. Staff seemed a bit annoyed with everyone."

Pros: "Entertainment was great! Great selection of movies!"
Cons: "The earbuds are terrible, I personally don't do well with that style - i would do research to see what the most universal type head phones are used because these were the worst. Also the control to my entertainment was on the right side, where the middle person kept changing my channels and volume. I would have liked for it to be on maybe the left side where no one else could touch it. (I sat at a window seat) The guy next to me fell asleep and so it was super hard to get to my controller (although there is one on the computer, he was still messing with it with his elbow)."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I like only 1 thing wi - fi is working good."
Cons: "I don’t like anything. It’s a worse airline ever i take I would like to suggest never ever fly with jet blue . I go through so many problems so rude employees working at help desk . Especially steven he said he is supervisor then he says he is only shift leader instead of helping he just talking so mean guy . This is really a big story i try to put in small words ...i fly with them on march 2nd LAX to JFK my finale destination is amritsar in India because of their fault i miss my next flight . The lady help me in morning she is very mean i wanna talk to supervisor she say I’m supervisor but she is only shift leader.i forgot her name . When steven told me he is supervisor i was like"

Pros: "First time flying JeBlue and loved it! Price was great. Plane was nice - movies etc."

Pros: "Business clas was excellent and service very good."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The legroom was a bit better than most airlines."
Cons: "We were on the right side of the aisle as you face the front of the plane but for a long time it seemed as if only the other side was being served any snacks, beverages. The plane was delayed for takeoff due to a/c problems. Too bad that was not discovered before boarding and forcing us to sit in the fairly uncomfortable for an extra hour and a half. The crew did not seem overly helpful."

Cons: "The crew was either rushed, tired or something...not as friendly and that made for a long trip."

Cons: "Jet Blue didn’t transfer my baggage to the company which I would fly with after, and if the office didn’t call me I would have my luggage lost. Not to mention that I had to stay caring it around the airport for 13 hours, until the time of my next flight."

Pros: "Direct flight."
Cons: "No closed captions on those movies or tv show. Guidance would have been nice"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Attitude from staff"

Pros: "Staff!"
Cons: "Food options Sound for movies is usually a problem"

Pros: "Boarding was delayed but we arrived on time. I always enjoy flying JetBlue and intend to do so in the future."
Cons: "I was expecting the same choice of movies that I had seen on the westbound trip, so I could finish one that I had started. I'll have to find it elsewhere. Chocolate chip cookies were recalled. ????"

Pros: "Never again will jet blue get a penny from me - worst flights ever !!!!!"

Pros: "Efficiency"
Cons: "No free headsets"

Pros: "EL SERVICIO ES EXCELENTE EL AVION ES COMODO EL PERSONAL ABORDO ES MUY BUENO Y SIEMPRE TIENEN SNACK PARA LOS PASAJEROS . DEFINITIVAMENTE LA MEJOR AEROLINEA ."

Pros: "Everything was perfect!!"

Pros: "Large space for sleep. Self service food and drink."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything.... staff was fabulous and accommodating but had trouble with the wifi..."
Cons: "I believe the airline should supply the headsets...."

Cons: "The ambient lighting used throughout the cabin was too bright and stimulating to let me fall asleep in an overnight flight, should have been dimmed more or turned off. The seats did not help the comfort levels either, should have been able to recline a tad bid more. The carry-on-bag situation is getting out of control, you should crack down on people who bring too many bags or oversized bags that should be checked in instead."

Pros: "Amazing !"
Cons: "No complains !"

Cons: "more food maybe?"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes"

Pros: "The seat wasn’t working properly"

Pros: "Overall trip was ok"
Cons: "Lady guiding people to register luggage was rude"

Pros: "decent comfort on board"
Cons: "both flights delayed, some rude crew, and Avianca lost my luggage when I got to Medellin"

Cons: "the sandwich was cold, they should have used the microwave"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Easy check in, and boarding process."

Pros: "service, great plane, always on time. With Avianca you cannot go wrong. if you find a Delay is usually not because of them"

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: "Food and seats"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Having to leave airport after waiting hours for a repair"

Pros: "Thank you"
Cons: "Thank you"

Cons: "3 cancel flights"

Pros: "Food was good. Free alcohol. Soft landings."

Pros: "Food. Blankets. No delays."

Pros: "The hole experience was excellent"

Pros: "Checkin staff very helpful and quick boarding. Infligjt staff polite and professional"
Cons: "No much leg roon."

Cons: "Delayed !!! Hours!!"

Pros: "The best was to have the movie Coco to watch."

Pros: "Avianca es la aerolinea que prefiero y continua siendo"
Cons: "Las aeromozas tienen muy mala actitud, parece que uno les está pidiendo plata."

Cons: "Because the lady take aur bagagge the bascula is doesnt work she was very rud but we go to the other lady the bagagge was correct because we know is okey because we check at home in the airport too so agter that yhey know the bascula is bas and she don say sorry end enyrhing for the bad time she was lake I dont care so that happen"

Cons: "Late for no reason. Boarded late, arrived late"

Cons: "Cobros indevidos...depende de como se levantó de humor el supervisor.así le cobran al pasajero..viajamos 11 personas y solo a mi me cobraron equipaje extra....todos viajamos con 2 maletas...."

Pros: "fine"
Cons: "no issues. all fine."

Pros: "The flights wers on time"

Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Staff help us tho resolve some troubles with wrong name on check in."
Cons: "Wrong name in check in on line"

Cons: "The airplane was terribly dirty and disgusting"

Pros: "Impressed from the checking to the smooth landing. Clean airplane, pleasant stewardesses, on time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "2times was cancelled and I have to Stay 2 nights in Bogota"

Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"

Pros: "Being moved to a copa fligth"
Cons: "They had us 3hours con the plain and after that it was cancelled. Several people lost a full day of work no responsability from Avianca."

Pros: "Where to begin... the service was great, I got welcomed as I boarded the plane, the plane was immaculate, And unlike other airlines I've been on, thay gave me a great free meal. Would definitely fly again given the chance."

Pros: "Same as above."

Pros: "As a rider enjoyed also many food provided thasn asny airline."
Cons: "Service of no question."

Pros: "basically everything"
Cons: "the food"

Pros: "Got lucky with a free upgrade to 1st class and the crew always helpful."
Cons: "Tried to add an additional bag for 50 to 70 Lbs and website said $50 USD and they wanted to charge $100 USD for some reason. end up removing stuff from the bag to not get charge an extra $60 USD"

Cons: "Really bad orange juice. Blankets were gone, they claimed to run out of them. Didn't got the Costa Rica customs papers."

Pros: "The seat (space, comfort, cleanliness) was good"
Cons: "The crew (flight attendants) need to be trained much better if Avianca hopes to be a international airline. The attendants spend too much time sitting in the back of the plane and not enough checking for excess trash, customer comfort and general visibility. During the in-flight meal I found an object that looked like a piece of a plastic tie. I gave it to the flight attendant but she appeared unconcerned and indifferent to the situation, making no apology what so ever."

Pros: "There is no airline like Avianca, they are absolutely fantastic! Thanks again!"

Pros: "Blankets, pillows, personal tv moniter and they fed us!"

Pros: "Crew was nice and individual tv screens were great! Free wine."
Cons: "God tasted like cardboard."

Pros: "Confort ando amability"

Cons: "El desayuno estaba un poco frio"

Cons: "2 and a half hours of company owned delay. Very little explanation in situ."

Cons: "Purchased a round-trip in and out of El Salvador. On the return to El Salvador, ticket agents made me purchase a one-way return to the United States, claiming that I would not be allowed to enter El Salvador otherwise since I do not have residency there. Despite repeatedly explaining to them that I had done this multiple time before on other airlines, and that immigration in El Salvador does NOT ask for proof of return, they would not let me board unless I purchased a return ticket to the United States. As expected, I was NOT asked for ANY proof of return when entering El Salvador. The Avianca staff was uninformed, wrong, and rude. They showed no interest in listening to us or helping us solve this problem. I will now have to call and cancel this ticket, and fight to get the $25 ticketing fee refunded. Do not expect great service from Avianca."

Pros: "All was amazing"

Pros: "All your service rocks"

Pros: "Extra room and fast boarding"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "Informing that the flight would delayed by three hours ahead of time would have been amazing. Instead of extending the delayed time every 45 min making us miss all the other opportunities to fly out"

Pros: "Crew was great very clean and comfortable plane"
Cons: "Food was very inapropriate for the hr"

Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Not sitting in an airplane without AC for 30 minutes after everyone loaded"

Pros: "Crew was great, very generous with snacks and beverages, and prior to boarding we were able to switch flights and seats without problem. All the Delta agents were extremely helpful, and had great customer service!"

Cons: "Far in advance I requested a seat with extra leg room for a back condition that is supported by a physicians note. The seat did not appear to me to have extra leg room. I was very uncomfortable."

Pros: "It suited the time i could travel"
Cons: "I felt although they said the two attendants were great they were at best mediocre especially the man"

Pros: "Very fast and efficient boarding process. We began moving right when they closed the door. Smooth flight, friendly attendants."
Cons: "Stop charging $2 for headphones lol"

Pros: "Handing by any cap was great to get us on the plane on time."
Cons: "The plane we got on time to board was delayed enough to miss our connecting flight, so delayed another 3 hours when missing the next flight."

Pros: "Flight was mostly uneventful, which is great! Right after takeoff we made a complete circle and no information was given as to why, but we assumed it was air traffic."

Cons: "Great flight"

Cons: "I wanted an aisle seat."

Pros: "New plane with good features. I was very comfortable."

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."

Pros: "The seats are probably the most comfy of all the flights I’ve taken. All the crew was super nice."
Cons: "On my delta app it said we’d have the TVs again but we didn’t have any this time."

Pros: "The crew asked a passenger to move so we could all sit together. It was awesome. :)"

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."

Cons: "Duration"

Cons: "Delta always has 1 or maybe 2 people checking everyone in, including the baggage drop. So, EVERYONE has to wait for one person to finish checking in the first class passenger with a thousand needs. Very poor service as is their norm."

Pros: "- great customer service - friendly staff - Positive energy"
Cons: "- No room in the seats - No food served on plane - Crowded -"

Pros: "Staff was attentive and pleasant. Seat was comfortable, good knee room. Left and arrived on-time. Good experience."
Cons: "Reclining seats need to either go away, or be built so that reclining takes leg room away from the person reclining. Why should I be punished for a rude passenger in front of me who decides to punish me by reclining their seat?"

Pros: "Staff’s attention and patience with customers was great. They knew many were frustrated with the delay but they met our needs with a smile"
Cons: "Weather delay was a real bummer but I liked the app wanted to help reconnect people with other flights. The app should also tell us the reason for the delay, if allowable, especially if it weather. I almost hoed on another flight through Minneapolis but would have been stuck in Minneapolis cause I didn’t know the delay was due to weather an hour later."

Pros: "comfortable seats enough overhead bin space."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Got me to my destination, just not comfortably"
Cons: "Seating is ridiculously cramped and overhead storage is small"

Pros: "Flight ifself was okay once on the plane"
Cons: "5 hours delayed for no apparent reason. Understaffed in SJC to handle this."

Pros: "Crew was nice, the snack was pretty good. Good air conditioning."
Cons: "Didn’t turn off overhead light. It’s usually off most of the flight."

Pros: "Travel got delayed by an hour but we were satisfied by the crew and food"
Cons: "The delay of the flight. Not sure on the reason"

Pros: "No food, no entertainment but the crew were nice and the process was painless. Recommended"

Pros: "I got a good seat from LA to GTA on 1st jan. it was in the front and spacious and I was also served food."

Cons: "They were very dishonest about everything. We need to be there in Australia on Monday morning for very important event but reached Australia Monday night 8PM. Virgin Australia contatcted out their flight from SJC to LAX through Delta and Delta cancelled flights becaue no-show of Pilot to operate the plan. What a Joke???? We asked them to put us through another carrier to LAX for connecting flight they refused.Very very BAD. It was a big miss for us.. never again Delta/Virgin Australia.............."

Pros: "Quick friendly service from crew and captain."
Cons: "First class seat was broken was reclined and super uncomfortable the whole flight the plane was super outdated and old."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by almost 2 hours and caused me to miss my connecting flight. Next available flight was a 6 hour layover that I was not expecting."

Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"

Pros: "I was a little concerned flying West Jet due to poor experiences in the past with Delta, but the flights were on time, staff friendly and accommodating and the plane very comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing negative to say!"

Pros: "I liked the boarding process."
Cons: "Bigger seats are more helpful."

Cons: "Delay over one hour."

Cons: "Kids yelling"

Pros: "Very on-time and fast, respectful crew."
Cons: "The airplane was old and with no entertainment."

Pros: "Courtesy seating"

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: "Everything was just as I have come to expect -- efficient, polite, and courteous crewe"

Cons: "At least 10, including my entertainment systems didn't work as soon as we took off. A 4 1/2 hour flight cross country with no entertainment, very disappointing. The crew was very unorganized, they couldn't even figure out how to give drinks and snacks in an efficient manner with initially skipping several rows without asking about either. Seat headrests were not adjustable up and down."

Pros: "Take off and landing was incredibly done. Almost unnoticeable that didn't make me nervous at all."

Cons: "Very rude flight attendant - unnecessary attitude"

Pros: "New and improved food options!"
Cons: "Boarding took more time than usual. They were able to accommodate less carry on baggage."

Pros: "the embraer 175 is VERY comfortable, despite being a smaller jet."
Cons: "Just an FYI - the small overhead bin space on the Embraer 175 made it so that many passengers bags needed to be checked at the gate to baggage."

Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"

Cons: "horrible boarding management in SJC."

Pros: "the flight on Delta and Virgin Atlantic was nothing other than brilliant!"
Cons: "everything - service - facilities - food - amenities - an overall wonderful experience!"

Cons: "Just like every other airline, small seats."

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "They always change the gates, also too many disorders in the gate previous the boarding process, the process it is not clean. They took hand baggage aleatory to send to down and do not ask if we have fragile stuffs there."

Cons: "Maybe less cold the temperature."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Average."
Cons: "Everything."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "What the hell happen to comfortable enjoyable air travel. I guess it went down the toilet but your price keep going up"

Cons: "More leg room"

Cons: "No earphones for hearing the movies"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"

Cons: "Very unpleasant check-in as I was charged for second bag. In one paragraf it says one bag allowed from Northamerica to Caribean. In next paragraf it says two bags allowed on all flights to and from Panama. NOT ACCEPTABLE"

Cons: "New aircrafts, the chairs are falling apart n"

Pros: "Que el avion era de 2 filas conn2 lugares"
Cons: "La comodidad.. Son muy estrechos..."

Pros: "All the steps were efficient and friendly from the ground to the air. The nice attention of the COPA air personnel was also appreciated"

Cons: "I got delayed by a day because they missed the major connections from Panama and didn't bother to hold any of the planes for the hundred passages that missed their flights."

Pros: "The attention with Copa Airlines was great"

Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding process in Panama is very disorganized"

Pros: "Excellent!!!"

Pros: "It isn't delta or united"

Cons: "Everything was OK"

Pros: "For a small plane, staff did good job with two meals, etc."

Cons: "Premium seating not a good buy."

Pros: "Bueno"

Pros: "They denied me from boarding due to documents missing even though I had my American passport"

Pros: "Slept most of the way"
Cons: "??"

Cons: "This airline Lost my baggage and they didn’t help me"

Pros: "So so"
Cons: "So so"

Pros: "We actually arrived earlier than schedule. Very impressed."

Pros: "Lost my luggage"
Cons: "Lost my luggage"

Pros: "Copa is excellent"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "No air conditioning, small gates, too crowded."

Pros: "Everything excelent services, profesional"
Cons: "Keep like that congrat !!!!"

Pros: "Never late and new planes"
Cons: "Some confusion on the gate assignment in panama"

Cons: "El aeropuerto internacional de Panama es sencillamente horrible y extremadamente caro y ni siquiera wifi free hay para los pasajeros que como yo tenemos que hacer escala. La señal para llamar por teléfono usando mi propia proveedor. Es un aeropuerto del siglo pasado que ya es hora COPA que tiene su centro de operaciones pongan de su parte para hacer más placentero la estadía en ese aeropuerto; aeropuertos como el CR o el de Bogotá no más sale uno del avión y hay excelente wifi que le permite a uno estar en contacto con la familia."

Pros: "The aireplane in clean. And the people ver y gently"
Cons: "Board not very organized"

Pros: "No delays on departure. Smooth boarding process"

Pros: "Nice new plane"

Pros: "2 free checked bags, and hot sandwich and drink in coach"
Cons: "Can't think on anything"

Cons: "Very delayed Remote boarding door Delayed 1,5 hours"

Cons: "Never answered the numbers I called when I got to the airport ended up having to rent with another company"

Pros: "Everyone was extremely kind and helpful!"

Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"

Pros: "Thank you for offering food, but something's without meat would have me flying copa every time!"

Cons: "Flights were delayed"

Pros: "Staffs were so kind and professional."

Pros: "Everything was perfect"

Cons: "I had to wait over an hour in line for a boarding pass for my copa flights."

Pros: "EVERYTHING"
Cons: "NOTHING"

Cons: "Me dañaron una maleta y ya puse el reclamo"

Pros: "love you guys!"

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from California to Costa Rica

Airlines flying from California to Costa Rica have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from California to Costa Rica

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from California to Costa Rica

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Wed
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
12h 02m
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Multiple Airlines
7h 50m
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12h 02m
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21h 53m
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Avianca
7h 30m
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9h 07m
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7h 25m
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9h 44m
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6h 28m
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7h 25m
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5h 34m
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9h 32m
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Aeromexico
32h 55m
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12h 02m
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7h 25m
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Multiple Airlines
33h 34m
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American Airlines
14h 05m
LAX - SJO
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American Airlines
11h 02m
LAX - SJO
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Volaris Costa Rica
8h 26m
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5/12
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Alaska Airlines
5h 27m
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5h 45m
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10h 09m
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Delta
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