Good budget airline. I was worried about the weight limit of my carryon bags as I know some airlines are very picky about it, but I just walked onto the plane with no issues. Boarding was smooth. I was pleasantly surprised that they served entire meals for everybody - they were okay, but there was variety (soggy sandwich, plantain chips, a cappuccino muffin, and a bottle of water). Unfortunately, the seats were very uncomfortable (none of them could recline or extend the headrest, and the seat was hard), which wasn’t so great for my red eye flight.
Traveling Avianca was the worst experience especially on my return flight from bogato Colombia where I missed my flight because there was no gate number on the ticket and by the time we found out where to go which was through check in again where we were stuck on a huge line. First time I ever had to go thru check in on a connecting flight. Ended up having to by 6 tickets back to NY which is not right.
Pros: "Comfortable flight good crew"
Cons: "The boarding process could use help, to chaotic at times but some of the has to do with the countries policies. But I’d give it a B+"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Food was horrible and no drink options. I hate diet soda yuck"
Cons: "Everything. Never in my life I experienced this. It was beyond inefficiency, it was literally CRUELTY"
Cons: "I think it makes a huge difference when the crew says something comforting before or during turbulence instead of just “buckle seat belts” it’s so simple yet goes so far is soothing anxiety but we got “BUCKLE SEAT BELTS” like wow"
Cons: "they cancelled me because of overbooking... after 10 years as an Avianca flyer... no more.. bad food.. delays.. has turned to a gargbage hauler airline... I am a Lifemiles member and was treated like I was doing them a favor... now never again"
Pros: "Check in was very smooth. Flight crew was very attentive"
Cons: "Presentation of food was not great."
Cons: "On FRKN time!!! At risk of missing connections all da time!!! Flying in and out of El Dorado in Bogota and Jose Maria Cordova in Medellin will inevitably drive you to anxiety and extra costs. UNACCEPTABLE!"
Pros: "Good leg room and comfortable seats, good food"
Pros: "Ay the counter they were nice"
Cons: "Food was the worst and service from flight crew was Poor"
Pros: "I like the service"
Cons: "It will be really nice if there more healthy food options"
Pros: "Overall it was a great experience, the crew was friendly and polite, the seats were comfortable, a lot of choices for online entertainment."
Cons: "There was a little disorder in the forming of the boarding line, and the breakfast food, egg specifically had an awful taste."
Pros: "El servicio en general ha mejorado mucho Felicidades !"
Cons: "El precio"
Pros: "Crew is excelente and very friendly"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Plane is a little worn out"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine and I like that there are food options throughout as a part of our ticket."
Cons: "They lost my luggage and it was impossible to reach anyone who knew anything or to be compensated for my inconvenience and items."
Pros: "Overall everything went well. Boarding was easy, quick, and the crew very helpful."
Cons: "I felt the space between rows is a bit tight and the food was fair."
Pros: "Everything was perfect !!!"
Pros: "Lounge in Rio was great but flight service was Average."
Cons: "Service was non existent. Food was bad. They never come back and ask you if you want anything. Once in the air service doesn’t start for One hour"
Cons: "I was not allowed on the flight, but I was allowed to book the flight without being warned that I must have a yellow fever certificate to travel to Costa Rica after I have been to Brazil, Avianca airline staff are EXTREMELY RUDE and would not admit it was their fault for not displaying the correct details in the booking details. NEVER AGAIN,"
Pros: "Non stop flight, the plane, and i got a good price."
Cons: "Food very low quality, the crew's attitude is very far from the ideal, compared to my next fligth on EVA Air."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "different non-meat option"
Pros: "Nothing at all from beginning to end!!!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for over an hour while the passengers waited inside the plane without air conditioning, some of the crew members have despicable attitudes, the food unworthy of an international flight, not even worth it for a domestic flight and the most uncomfortable seats due to unkept plane."
Pros: "To be early in our come back to home. Thanks."
Pros: "everything, great service."
Pros: "The crew members were the best part of the trip!"
Cons: "The delays, but that's not their fault. Global warming is to blame."
Pros: "the flight attendants were very friendly."
Cons: "boarding was a complete disaster. the lady at the counter gave me all wrong information. the random screening was done very rudely. not a single staff spoke a word of English which is unacceptable for an international flight. the food albeit not significant after the horrendous boarding experience was terrible, and I had to ask several times for water. Further, for the flight to bogotá, we had called and spent a lot of time on the phone to reserve seats, which were then all wrong once we checked in at the airport. what was the point."
Pros: "In flight meals, entertainment system, and value!"
Pros: "Crew was nice and individual tv screens were great! Free wine."
Cons: "God tasted like cardboard."
Cons: "My passport was not due to expire for the NEXT 4 months AFTER my come back day The lady from Avianca didn't let me board due to my passport expiring 4 months after my return day. I had to pay for a 24 hours expedite / rush passport. ALSO, once I got my new passport (17 hours later) I was told that I had to pay $170 penalty for moving my departure day and $680 because I had to adjust to the new ticket price. At that point I decide to buy a new ticket with a different airline. AVIANCA SUCKS!!! They are NOT very accommodating at all. Will not recommend this agency and I WILL NEVER ever again will use their service."
Cons: "Both flights were delayed! And one was a 6 hour delay! It was a bummer"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very polite and always smiling Food was great Loved the sleeping kit (with hand lotion, toothbrush, etc.)"
Cons: "The seats were not very comfortable. It would be great to have a foot rest for short people like me."
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Pros: "The food was good and the crew was nice"
Pros: "The crew was great!"
Cons: "The food was terrible. Oily, tasteless Not comfortable seats."
Pros: "I love that I was upgraded due to my Lifemiles Elite status. Sometimes first class seats are left empty, when the airlines could use that opportunity to engage people in the mileage programs."
Cons: "The seats were not comfortable probably because it was an old plane."
Pros: "Delayed when departure from NY but then in San salvador another fly waiting for people, and recovery time. Guatemala-Salvador-NY::perfect not delayed,good service, thanks."
Pros: "on time departures, great service at every touch point, clean aircraft, early arrivals, great experience."
Cons: "A delay of one hour."
Cons: "Dec 19th SFO - San Salvador- Lima (Peru) They cancelled the departure for 12 hrs, instead of :600 am we finally left from SFO at 6:25 pm. Everyone missed their connection flights. So they took us to a nice hotel. We finally left San Salvador the next day at 3 pm. So I spent two days flying to my final destination (Lima-Peru). Really disappointed about Avianca notification systems. The first email arrived at 3:30 am when everyone was already at the airport for nothing. Never again will flight with Avianca."