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— SJO
Jul 1 — Jul 81
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October

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December

Cheapest flight

$101

Average price round-trip

$549

Good deal round-trip

$261

Good deal one-way

$121
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Flight from Los Angeles to San José Juan Santamaria Intl
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Top 5 airlines serving California to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

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8.3
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 30676 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.8Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.8Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes."
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Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes."
Cons: "The seats/head rests were very uncomfortable, they just seemed to be worn down."
Pros: "Fly monthly with Alaska and never let me down."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "I missed my flight"
Pros: "The free WiFi is great!"
Pros: "Everyone was great."
Cons: "I sat in the last row and could NOT stand the smell near the bathroom."
Pros: "BURVANK AIRPORT"
Cons: "I NOTICED I ALWAYS GET A WING SEAT THAT OBSTRUCTS MY VIEW. GETTING TIRED OF BEING SEATED THERE"
Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "Planes are old and do not have enough room for luggage."
Pros: "Footrests under the seat in front of you"
Cons: "Not sitting in the plane for 2 hours before it took off"
Cons: "Small plane, fully booked so they made me check my carry on. No one really seemed like they liked their job with the exception of the woman boarding us."
Pros: "Worth the price"
Cons: "Crew can be little more friendly but it is ok"
Pros: "Crew very helpful especially considering I had a child with me. Boarding process was very easy. Departure process was very easy."
Cons: "Food and seating could have been better considering the price for first class."
Pros: "there was nothing to like. A few hours before the early morning flight Alaska cancelled the flight and rebooked us fir a flight 12 hours later. Their phone is off during the night and we had to go to the airport in the middle of the night to get a flight that would get us to our cruise on time. A"
Cons: "use something other than Alaska and it will be better"
Pros: "Easy on, easy off! Departed and arrived on time. Crew were cheery and bright! Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night!"
Cons: "Some of these survey questions need to be NA- my flight was too short for food service or entertainment."
Pros: "Nice seats. Good crew"
Cons: "Tell us it's in terminal 1. We already had to go back and forth through terminal 2 from checkin on one side, back up escalater to other side, then back to check-in side through security. I had to drag my checking bag since you have an extra small check-in size, so my roller stayed home. Then once upstairs it's 1/2 mi through the terminal back to 1. I would have picked up a bag mover if I had any idea. Since I did check-in on line, I could have gone directly in terminal 1 if I was told. I also would have missed my flight if I hadn't come early to the airport."
Pros: "Customer service and staff"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "My experience: Animal Abuse during boarding, cancellation of flights every single time I’ve booked flights, horrible mess with customer service, just don’t care about people..."
Cons: "Flight was very delayed"
Cons: "Flight was delayed but no explanation was provided until we waited more than 30 minutes"
Pros: "Great staff, fast boarding, good snacks."
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "Left on time. Flight was super smooth."
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "Seats are too narrow"
Pros: "My flight was at 6:45 and so the first domestic flight out was much more crowded than I thought. People were cutting claiming they’re late. No staff other than at the entry. Voices were raised as one man refused to let two others to just cut and walk right past him."
Pros: "How fast it was to board"
Cons: "Was the turbulence that made us having to wait to land which got me sick"
Cons: "Ticket confirmation numbers are not provided with third party companies. I tried e-ticket #, confirmation #, reservation #s and none of it worked. The flight rep at the counter printed a ticket and told me the number listed on it my confirmation # and I should use it on my way back. That # was expired when I was having problems checking in online."
Cons: "The man next to me left his phone on so he could text."
Pros: "Very happy with both the service and crew!"
Pros: "Alaska staff are always friendly and courteous, and the plane we flew on was very recent so the seats were new, clean, and comfortable. No issues with delays or timing."
Cons: "I called and wanted exchange my flight purchase for a credit for another flight as I had gone into the hospital the day before and received a doctors note regarding an infection of the ear and I was instructed by my physician to be weary of flying immediately and I have the note from my physician to provide if necessary. After speaking with multiple people they said they do not have a medical clause and I could not get my money back or even a credit to reschedule a flight."
Cons: "Did not like the rates for wifi. First r such a short flight it should be FREE."
Cons: "A representative in Portland refused to reassign my ticket knowing I was going to miss my connecting flight at the next airport (SeaTac). I was told by another representative that there were still available seats on the flight that would have allowed me to make my connecting flight to Bellingham at seatac."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "The seats were old and worn . Metal bars with a piece of material over them , all the padding gone . It was so uncomfortable"
Pros: "helpful cheerful staff cordial and pleasant ."
Cons: "The luggage belt kept changing"
Pros: "It's a non-stop flight to Cabo San Lucas (SJD or MMSD to be more accurate) from KSJC. Little in terms of weather disturbances but be prepared to be created by the heat if you're landing during the summer!"
Cons: "No jetway so you're walking from a plane across the tarmac."
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: "Leg room, boarding"
Cons: "Crew kept talking and advertising their credit card services and all of its benefits. I just wanted to sleep but they kept yapping away nonstop through the overhead system. First and last time flying with this airline."
Pros: "flight was good and on time"
Cons: "in flight entertainment ok but cant use it with out apps that you cant"
Pros: "I leg room with the new seats. Boarded front and rear simultaneously that cut overall boarding time considerably. Front boarded through the usual door and rear boarded out to the tarmac and up the stairs to the rear door!"
Pros: "They began boarding early, left on time, arrived early, baggage available quickly. Great crew. Helpful and friendly. Smooth takeoff and landing. Pilot shared relevant details with passengers, nice to know what to expect. They served Starbucks coffee; better than the usual on other airlines."
Cons: "A wheel broke off of my suitcase but they got on it right away to compensate (repair or replace); I'm sure this will be handled - no pun intended - properly! :)"
Pros: "The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Boarding was a breeze and hassle free. They brought around beverages 3 times during the flight. Right before landing they handed out complimentary cocktails. This was my first time flying with Alaska Airlines, I would fly them again."
Cons: "No complaints!"
Cons: "I really hated the crew member trying to sell the Alaska visa card. I do not expect to be bombarded with advertising when I have no option to avoid it. If my only choice to avoid it is to fly another airline, I will."
Pros: "Service on board was excecellent"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed by 30 minutes. Even though the arrival times were ontime, the delays both announced more than 10 minutes after it was clear there was no plane at the gate to board. This meant that I left early only to wait even longer at the airport than I would have liked."
Pros: "Very attentive and nice staff I love this airline .. keep it up you guys, thank you"
Pros: "We didn't miss our connection"
Pros: "I don't typically use Alaska air but I'm glad I did. They were the least expensive but they didn't seem like a cheap airline. I was sick on my return flight and the attendants were very nice and accommodating"
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Wonderful seat and attendants."
Pros: "The crew and the overall flying experience was fine"
Cons: "But my travel luck proceeded to haunt me and my only bag I had travel with me was lost and they have no idea where it is.... hope to get it soon since I have work tonight and tomorrow morning"
Pros: "Friendly, on time, affordable! It was wonderful :)"
Cons: "The airplane had a tiny bit of a strange odor on my trip Back to Seattle, but aside from that, everything was perfect :)"
Pros: "Smooth flight, left on time and good service."
Cons: "There was no entertainment provided"
Pros: "They're very enthusiasm and friendly when i asked for helping"
Cons: "I was fine with everything"

Maybe not treat the passengers like cattle.

Very nice plane, Dre friendly and efficient

El servicio a bordo excelente, Pablo una gran persona, pero el atraso en la salida fue demasiado

Seats in row 2 very uncomfortable for sleeping!

Very uncomfortable seats in business class, delayed flight for unknown reason

Pros: "Very friendly crew and the plane arrived in Costa Rica 30 mins early!"
Cons: "I have a JetBlue credit card and I’m very disappointed that membership to the credit card does not offer priority boarding or zone A or zone B boarding. I was in seat 6C and had boarding zone E! Every other airline sponsored credit card I own offers some form of priority zone seating; even Spirit!"
Pros: "The crew was very efficient. There was a medical emergency on board, and they dealt with it very professionally and effectively."
Cons: "The boarding process was extremely disorganized. Gate attendants boarded Mosaic and Mint passengers, and then simply stopped boarding. Passengers ended up just scanning their own tickets and began boarding in a first-come-first-served manner."
Cons: "Audio on TV was bad."
Pros: "Flight departed on time, plane was clean, flight was smooth without issues of any sort."
Pros: "Outstanding cabin service snacks & entertainment. Freezing cold cabin"
Cons: "New gate area is AWFUL!! Filthy inadequate seating & restrooms Can’t hear gate announcements."
Pros: "We landed an hour early"
Cons: "Plane delayed for 3 hours, poor communication explaining change of boarding times that were constantly pushed back."
Pros: "Crew was nice, snack and drink access is a plus"
Cons: "Delayed departure and then long wait to deplane due to ground crew issues on arrival. Arrived too late to use public transportation to get home and had to take a cab which is expensive and annoying."
Cons: "Boarding took a long time. We were waiting in the tunnel for longer than usual."
Cons: "Tv controls on armrest are a bad design. Seats aren’t too comfy."
Cons: "I didn’t get to pick my seating when I booked the flight (probably because the flight is so close to Christmas) me and my friend were put in middle seats (him in the row behind me) it was very hard to sleep that way. It would’ve been nice to be put together seeing as I bought the tickets pretty far in advanced, or at least have gotten better seats."
Pros: "Ease of boarding. Comfortable seating"
Cons: "Entertainment system kept shutting down and because the controls were under my elbow it was impossible to not keep hitting it causing the channels to change."
Pros: "flight ok good, service good"
Cons: "they lost 3 of our suitcases took 3 days to get 2 and one is still not accounted"
Pros: "Clean plane, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Nothing specific was bad about this flight experience"
Pros: "On board amenities"
Cons: "Flight was three plus hours late...not acceptable! My fiancee was similarly delayed a few days earlier."
Pros: "Even the pasa get next to me was awesome I liked it all"
Cons: "The wait to exit, but it wasn’t the airlines fault"
Pros: "Roomy seats, good snacks, great crew!"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight."
Pros: "Comp snacks and sodas, legroom, tvs, hot towelettes in coach."
Cons: "At end of flight (which touched down 1/2 hour early) we lost savings due to malfunctioning jet way. Twice this week this happened! What gives?"
Pros: "Took off and landed on time. Efficient friendly personnel"
Cons: "Entertainment system was broken and I hoped to finish a movie I started on my way to my destination"
Pros: "Comfortable and cheap."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "The system was down at my seat. No wifi"
Pros: "I got a sprite and the tv was nice."
Cons: "too hot very uncomfortable and the the flight was delayed."
Pros: "The overnite flight"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Price very high. It cost over $800 to get a direct flight. Robbery. That is for a Middle Seat! It was another $95 for a decent seat. These companies are thieves. Outrageous!"
Pros: "The fact that the flight was short"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Luggage claim took an hour to arrive"
Pros: "Many facilities and kind crew"
Cons: "Two hours late - Jet Blue allows too many "extra carry ons" which delay entrance and exiting considerably. Noticed so many people with an extra carry on as well as a backpack the same size as a suitcase. Staff no way as gracious as staff from Boston to San Diego I do make allowance that they too were delayed and probably fatigued."
Cons: "We were delayed 1 hr getting on the plane but then over another hour on the tarmac while they continued to work on a technical issue they already knew about. They should not have let anyone board until it was resolved. We have two small kids and it would have been much better to have them in the terminal for that extra hour of waiting."
Cons: "I was cold"
Pros: "comfortable"
Cons: "the touch tv screens did not work . they were hard to control and scroll. the controls are located on the worse place(the arm rest) my neighbor kept changing my channels and volume every time they put their arm on the arm rest."
Pros: "The flight was very smooth and had little turbulence."
Pros: "Free in-flight WiFi service for all travelers on the plane. Many onboard entertainment choices available using individual LCD screen display. Many selections of in-flight meals and beverages available for purchase during your flight. Online seat selection and online check-in were fast and efficient. Additional perks for travelers available online."
Cons: "There was no food included in my flight."
Pros: "JetBlue never fails, one of the best airlines around"
Pros: "The fact that I arrived at my destination. Leg room seemed above average."
Cons: "The plane was delayed for 40 minutes for no stated reason. The plane was antiquated with broken screen controls on the arm rest and tiny, low-quality screens. My buttons didn't work so I couldn't even turn the screen off for the duration of the flight let alone gain access to entertainment. I had to use my night mask so that I atleast didn't have to stare at Amazon advertisements for 5 hours straight on a broken screen. This was not a good introduction to JetBlue, and I would likely not fly them again. Not competitive to the quality or amenities of a major carrier. I wish I had read reviews of this company because delays and non-working equipment seem the norm for JetBlue."
Pros: "More room. Genuinely nice steward staff"
Cons: "Have to pay for a blanket. Snacks sold in packs rather than individual things."
Pros: "We pulled out a few min early and arrived 40 min early! Was great. Very smooth trip. Wifi very good compared to other airlines."
Cons: "A woman at the gate made me check my bag even though I know it fits in the overhead compartment because I do it all the time. We landed late and I had planned on not having to wait for luggage, so this was disappointing."
Pros: "We were running a bit late for our flight, so the employee at the check-in counter made sure we checked in as soon as possible! He even checked in an extra bag free of charge, so we could go trough security faster! Greatly appreciated!"
Cons: "My in-flight entertainment system didn't work. Even though they offered me a voucher for the troubles, it made my flight a bit boring."
Pros: "We arrived safely!"
Cons: "Seems like no AC. Small screens and super poor quality. Disappointing."
Pros: "The check in line was a little long, but moved quickly. Then the unthinkable happened and we got wind of our friend passing just as we got to the front. The woman working at the counter felt so bad for us that she actually moved us into our own row so that we could have the space to grieve. We were also traveling with a dog so that in itself was so kind and accommodating."
Pros: "Kind airline stewardess'"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Erik-flight attendant. Skipped a lot of people with snacks, water, drinks, hot towels to freshen up. If you didn't make eye contact, he did not bother asking. Very unprofessional! Doesn't belong in that position. Also, limited movies. Same ones as ten days ago."
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "The boarding"
Pros: "yes"
Pros: "Delta is the airline to fly if you have to fly (like I did) during a pandemic. They made sure at every turn we felt as safe as possible. They had passengers distanced from each other the whole time, handed out sanitizing wipes as we walked on the plane, made sure folks kept their masks on, gave us individual little baggies with snacks and water bottles that also had individual hand sanitizer packets. I felt so much more safe flying Delta on my way home to Hawaii in July than I did when I flew American Airlines on my way to the mainland in June."
Pros: "Great crew, comfy seats and efficient boarding!"
Cons: "Every time I fly from Brazil to USA and back I always can carry to luggage of 23kg in American Airlines but this company only allows 1 luggage and they charge me 90 dollars for the second one that’s bad"
Pros: "FA were ok"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "Gave the option to chose seat"
Pros: "Crews are very friendly"
Pros: "Friendly flight staff, on time service."
Pros: "Good on flight entertainment"
Cons: "Tried to select my seat 2 weeks out from flight. Was told by multiple delta employees I can only change at the gate. Was unable to change seat and ended up getting downgraded to middle seat middle row. Rude flight staff that barked at the passengers"
Cons: "Good"
Cons: "Delayed for an hour because of changing tire"
Cons: "Smooth flight, great crew."
Pros: "Nice smooth flight"
Pros: "Flight crew was ok and boarding was really quick"
Cons: "Terminal 2 security at LAX is awful and inefficient Also plane had a malfunctioning switch and it took them 1.5 hrs to fix while we are on the plane. This was 1.5 hrs delay on a 58 minutes flight. :("
Pros: "The plane and entertainment system was good. The cabin crew was a little slow. But all in all it was a good 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."
Pros: "Crew ok . Seat not so comfy"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Delayed 4 hours at LAX and even though we made it to the gate to fly out on our connecting flight they had given our tickets away and booked us on a flight 5 hrs later. They told us our bags would be transferred. They werent and now both my daughter and i are starting out a dream vacation with no l"
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable even though legroom was limited in the basic cabin."
Pros: "Let's start from the beginning. The flight was delayed for over an hour. Despite guaranteeing anyone with a connecting flight would all be taken care of, here I am still stuck in Amsterdam airport... delayed another 10 hours. The service after arrival was poor and slow..2 hours to get new flight"
Cons: "The travel agents assisting should have been ready for the number of passengers and triaged accordingly. They did not. Which meant a lot of us standing in line for hours missing new connecting flights."
Cons: "the flight was delayed by about 90 minutes and the gate was changed two times."
Pros: "We boarded close to on time, no hassles. Allowed my husband and me (retired military) to board early, thank you."
Cons: "LAX security is awful. We never left the airport (arrived LAX from Sydney AU) yet were forced thru security again. Had to remove shoes, was scanned and "frisked" by TSA to get to Denver. To go to Australia, Denver TSA waived the removal of shoes, skipped the scan for the metal detector and no one touched me, ditto for LAX on the trip to Sydney. Where's the uniformity or standards for TSA?? Why did I have to be subjected to this garbage on the way home?? This is why I despise flying. It makes no sense to me. This ruined what was a great vacation."
Pros: "Great entertainment options and food selection, just wish they had the selection they advertised..."
Cons: "Booked the flight and paid extra for the main cabin selection to guarantee sitting with my husband. Got to the airport, app had already pre-checked us in and my seat selection was changed! Not sure why I paid extra when they were just going to chpose my seat anyways (DL 2222 on 11/6) Hoping my return flight this not have this happen..... Will be calling Delta when we get home."
Cons: "Very slow to load and unload. Not sure how I always get a middle seat in the far back. Basic economy is basic."
Cons: "We had to wait at the customs for nearly 1.5hrs, then pick up our luggage, then check in again!!! We were running and got on the plane 10 mins before the departure. Super stressful!!"
Cons: "-"
Pros: "Once inside the plane every thing was excellent. Very confortable. Great costumer service."
Cons: "They changed the gate it was unclear and hard to find someone to tell us where to go. Once we found someone the lady yelling at everyone where to go was very rude and rushed. Once we found the second gate the crew at the desk was very nice and helpful."
Pros: "Food was ok."
Cons: "Flight attendants could have been a little more friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Had to cross terminals and the pathway was closed due to an international flight landing (poor planning on LAX part) so had to exit and reenter terminal through TSA. Flight delayed an hour then cancelled due to control panel failure. 10pm flight became 12am bus (and originally told it was 11.15pm bus which was "stuck in traffic" when google map traffic was all green). Got back to SD 4 hours after scheduled time."
Cons: "Overall the flight was good. It would be nice to see if we are Lincoln and Wi-Fi and the greatest selection of movies to its offerings."
Pros: "Empty seats, room to spread out"
Pros: "No puedo opinar mucho del proceso de abordaje, ya que para el procedimiento de ingreso a la terminal fue bastante tardado. Pero la atencion por parte del personal fue bastante amable, las bebidas fueron abundantes y justas."
Cons: "I have no complaints"
Pros: "The snack variety"
Cons: "My headphone jack was broken :("
Pros: "The flight attendant in Delta Comfort/Main Cabin was very nice and made for an excellent trip. Smooth ride and on time. I like that!"
Cons: "My row didn't have sound on our entertainment system. I was able to move to another seat and they did compensate the couple that was next tho new with beverages and miles to their account."
Pros: "eventless"
Cons: "Although I understand the needed delay, it would have been nice to have been served ice water in the hot cabin, instead of a small cup of tepid water."
Pros: "Good food and entertainment choices on board. Little to no feedback from captain regarding inflight turbulence."
Cons: "Getting through security at the LAX Delta Terminal 2 was chaotic and the slowest I have ever encountered. There were two lines which moved at very different speeds. My husband got through his line 15min before I was finished in the other line. One line required iPads to be other, the other didn't. Something was seriously wrong with how things were being handled. Bathrooms onboard were a pigstie."
Cons: "Got stuck for two hours sitting in the plane because the computer systems went down."
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Pros: "The staff are fun and friendly. One of the hostesses stepped into the vacant seat where I was sitting and stepped back further when people where pushing by. We were almost cheek to cheek. The closest I've come to a cute bum in years."
Cons: "The gratis food offering isn't healthy - those bread pretzels, versus the almond & tomato juice I had on the next flight, with ...can't remember the name."
Pros: "Hassle free left on time arrived early San Jose nice airport and drive to red wood city picturesque Staff friendly and cookies great"
Cons: "On this occasion I actually enjoyed it all"
Pros: "The USB connection at my seat worked; it often does not, so this was an improvement. The turkey sandwich was moist and delicious."
Pros: "The entertainment was good and we didn't get charged for the blankets, as in other airlines, though it would have been nice not have needed them, the plane felt colder than 70 degrees!"
Cons: "Longer delay occurred when another passenger got into an argument with staff. It took soooo long for security to come to fix the situation so we could continue boarding. We were also packed in like sardines. I would pay more for more room, though business and first class are available, they're way too much."
Pros: "Smooth. Great Staff"
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Worst experience ever."
Cons: "While my experience with Virgin Australia was good, I will not book with them due to the co-share with Delta Airlines. I missed my connecting flight from LAX to JFK due to additional security screening. As such I was advised to head to the Delta terminal to be booked onto the next available flight to NYC. After waiting over an hour in line to be seen by a staff member, I was told that they couldn't change my ticket as it was a Virgin flight. The same staff member didn't seem to even understand the concept of 'co-share', and also told me that because I booked through Kayak and not Delta that they could not help me. This makes me think that booking through a third party is a risky move. I was told there was absolutely nothing she could do, and that I would have go to a Virgin Australia Counter. This involved taking all of my luggage from Terminal 5 - all the way to Terminal 3. I was assisted by Virgin Australia, where they apologized for my experience, and confirmed that it was Delta's responsibility (and that they were capable) of rebooking my flight. Virgin booked me onto a later flight, but I still had to walk back to Terminal 5 (Delta) to give them my checked luggage. I was once again told that I didn't have the right ticket (details listed Virgin and Delta flight number - so this was way too confusing for them). Finally they printed my a boarding card and took my bags. I then ran through security and to gate in time for my flight. Flight was fully booked, due to a many people no doubt experiencing the same thing. Food was awful. Was a big step down from the Virgin flight in every aspect. There was not a single Delta Staff member who would even try to understand or be helpful. I will never fly with Delta again."
Pros: "This was a code share flight on a delta ticket but a virgin airline, the entertainment was great with the seat back selection, the seat comfy and the staff friendly."
Cons: "Firstly check in was a nightmare, travelling on a Virgin Australia Flight from LAX - BNE and a connecting flight BNE - PPP (Proserpine) all with Virgin Australia, and they claim they don't have the ability to tag your luggage the whole way through??? (I understand I have to collect it on arrival into another country and then take to a bag drop) but with the same airline they claim they can't do this? I travel a lot and with many other flights internationally and I can tag my bags with different airlines all the way through, but NOT WITH VIRGIN WITH THE SAME AIRLINE ALL THE WAY THROUGH? They can't do it? Then 2 hour delay on the tarmac after taxiing out from the gate at LAX, which got us in late to Brisbane. The food on this leg LAX-BNE for the vegetarian option was terrible, which was strange as on the fist flight over from BNE-LAX it was the best vegetarian food on any flight I've ever had. Strangely 6 months out from our flight I tried calling Delta to upgrade our tickets and was told they had no way of doing it as the Delta computer system isn't linked Virgin system. Then calling Virgin to upgrade I was told I can't as it is a Delta ticker. We tried again a week out from the flight and got the same response and told to try at check-in. We tried then at check in and told they have no idea how to do this as only so many seats are allocated to Delta tickets and they can't access the Delta system?? So very frustrating and we could never upgrade?"
Pros: "Boarding was on time, free entertainment, choice of free snack with our drink, free extra serving of complementary coffee, and landed ahead of schedule"
Cons: "Nothing in this experience"
Pros: "On my last 4 trips in 6 mos I've flown United, Delta, and Hawaiian, to Cancun Mexico on United Aug 2015' , to Puerto Vallarta on Delta December 2015, Hawaiian to Honolulu December 2015, and Again on Delta to Honolulu Feb 2015. Hands down Delta IS THE BEST, there nothing better then having Free movies to pass the time, from TV to HBO and SHOWTIME and Current Movies in the theaters TODAY music, games, etc even free headsets any eye cover to rest ALL FOR FREE Delta isn't so worried about charging for eveything, a happy traveler is a repeat traveler, that is DELTAS GOAL Happy repeat travelers I voiced my displeasure with Hawaiian after finding out on my Day flight over I get charged $10 for blanket n pillow and free ( bad ) meal. Then on red eye home it's free blanket and no food, I can bring my own better food, and blanket which I do, but to charge for entertainment is the worst thing ever, AND EVEN FOR SIMPLE MUSIC WAS A CHARGE, SUCH POOR SERVICE Delta hands down IS CUSTOMER SERVICE ORIENTED PERIOD DELTA DELTA DELTA I'M FOREVER YOUR HAPPY TRAVELER,"
Cons: "The snack boxs are kinda unappealing, I bought both and they were jost OK, But that's fine I can bring food simply enough and would have but I was running late, Happy traveler"
Pros: "Timing and Service"
Cons: "Space between seats too reduced"
Pros: "On time and good flight"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Maybe less cold the temperature."
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding process. Hassle free flight."
Cons: "The chicken wrap was terrible!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and airlkne system was down"
Pros: "Flight was great and crew was very nice as usual."
Cons: "When I got to Guatemala I was told I couldn't check in unless I had a ticket leaving Costa Rica. I have never had a problem with this in the past. I had to have someone purchase a ticket last min out of costa Rica so I could check in. When I got to CR they didn't even ask me for my ticket or proof"
Cons: "I paid for and reserved seats, but didn't get the seats I reserved"
Pros: "Two planes boarded late and the airline refused to let us bring our carry on luggage on board. Then they proceeded to lose one of our bags. We still don’t have it 24 hours later."
Cons: "Love the free alcohol but would have loved a TV to pass the time. Gracias!"
Cons: "Food was terrible Flight departure time in the middle of the night is terrible, and the 1-hour delay made it much worse. Seats are uncomfortable."
Pros: "The crew was friendly, the food was actually good for airline food and the flight was smooth."
Cons: "I wish I had a map on the screen of where we were."
Pros: "Everything was just great best ever airline!!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Great food, friendly service, answered all of my questions."
Cons: "New entertainment system requiring one’s own cell phone, layover too short in Panama, many people had trouble catching connecting flights."
Pros: "Que el avion era de 2 filas conn2 lugares"
Cons: "La comodidad.. Son muy estrechos..."
Cons: "No privet screen"
Pros: "Boarding process and crew service were ok"
Cons: "Comfort and entertainment could be better"
Pros: "The cabin was very comfortable, staff were friendly and professional."
Cons: "I actually didn’t eat a meal, since I opted to sleep, but the food actually looked good — even in Coach!"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding process in Panama is very disorganized"
Pros: "Pilot and updates Service quality"
Cons: "Pillows and blankets in business class"
Cons: "Very good"
Cons: "They has 3 English entertainment selections for adults and 2 for kids 13+, nothing for actual kids."
Pros: "I preordered the kosher option, more out of curiosity, and the hope that it would be better than standard coach fare. It wasn't. It consisted of a pastry, a roll and some applesauce. A waste of packaging."
Cons: "My husband and I went to Panama specifically to go on a surf trip. Our surfboard bag containing three surfboards did not arrive at the Panama City airport until 3 days after we arrived. It entailed multiple phone calls and many trips to and from the airport before we got our surf boards. The COPA baggage people kept telling us they would call with updates as to when the board bag was going to arrive but they never did. We had to stay in an expensive hotel for three days in Panama City, which we didn't plan to stay in the city at all."
Pros: "Free meal on a one hour flight!"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours"
Pros: "technology and movie/entertainment selection. plus drinks were included"
Pros: "Almost everything was great!!"
Cons: "The flight was had some minutes delayed!!"
Pros: "Crew and newer aircraft"
Cons: "Food could have been better in business."
Pros: "The flight was cool, i loved not having to get down the airplane in Costa Rica to conitnue to Guatemala."
Cons: "It was freezing, and they didn't offer blankets just while we were on the plane."
Cons: "Flight was a couple hours delayed"
Pros: "Couldn't say, as nothing was appealing and believe you me, I'm quite easy to please; ask anyone who knows me."
Cons: "LOTS. Let's start off with the planes. They were the smallest planes I have ever flown on an international flight. Then the cabin crew is of NO help when it come to assisting in stowing your belongings, not even out of courtesy, although it's their duty. I kindly asked for a can of Sprite when they were distributing the beverages and the flight attendant snapped back while showing me an empty can, but, karma kicked in and she spilled half of my flat Sprite on the carpet; luckily, it didn't spill on me. She could have avoided the mess, embarrassment (both for her and the airline, as she demonstrated incompetency; after all, she represents the airline), and this bad review, if she had kindly complied with my request. There's more, but, I don't want this to be another chapter of 'War and Peace'."
Pros: "Connecting flight with a meal!"
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "On time and great service. Awesome."
Cons: "Being on time and service on board"
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "No air conditioning, small gates, too crowded."
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "No vegetarian options granted :( the planes are dirty."
Pros: "Everything. All went well, no hitches anywhere."
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."
Cons: "It took way too long to board"
Cons: "The crew kept bumping Into me since I had an isle seat more than normally."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Poor customer service for our friend who had a problem with her ticket."
Cons: "Never answered the numbers I called when I got to the airport ended up having to rent with another company"
Pros: "Customer Service, staff smiling and been helpful at all times,, Meal delicious, aircraft very spacious"
Cons: "I already wrote this in their customer feedback, and I haven't gotten a response."
Pros: "Everything about them. The crew is so helpful and kind, flights are always on time, the planes are in great condition and the amenities included with your tickets makes it worth to choose COPA!"
Cons: "---"
Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"
Pros: "I didn't expect to be fed on the flight so that was a nice surprise."
Pros: "Inspite of being a very short flight, they offered food and beverages and for free :)"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment. No series or tv shows"
Cons: "Flights were delayed"
Pros: "Staffs were so kind and professional."
Pros: "People qhere relatively nice"
Cons: "I had a fragile checkin package that was packed professionally and it came in peaces. It is not the first time this happens. I suggest a little more care with passenger items"
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above. Even after a long layover and a change of planes, it was still the cramped seats and an old plane."

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Pros: "The airplane was very nice with great space between seats and the crew was nice."
Cons: "During boarding procedure, the gate used did not support the number of passengers and was a little bit messy"
Pros: "was on time"
Cons: "food in economy class"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Good service from the crew and the boarding process was made quick and punctual."
Pros: "Just anything. I have better trips taking a crowded bus."
Cons: "They had 3 boarding trips in the same gate it was a mess, the saddest sadwichch with the mediocre orange juice was the best option, angry crew."
Pros: "Easy check in, and boarding process."
Pros: "never took flight due to cancellation by airline. still have not received refund."
Pros: "Nicer plane than the one we flew from San Francisco to San Salvador"
Cons: "Food and seats"
Pros: "Friendly crew, arrived earlier than expected. Offered to excellent assistance to my mom with the wheelchair"
Cons: "Food wasn’t good. During the stop in Guatemala didn’t change planes so had to wait for the maintenance staff to clean the plane before using bathroom. No water during stop and had to change seats"
Cons: "3 cancel flights"
Pros: "Food. Blankets. No delays."
Pros: "I liked that the crew where nice and congratulate the mountain bike team of Costa Rica who had won second place in the panamerican games"
Cons: "I push the "call the stewart" bottom and they never came to me.."
Cons: "Delayed !!! Hours!!"
Pros: "very nice experience nice flight food and beverages"
Pros: "Avianca es la aerolinea que prefiero y continua siendo"
Cons: "Las aeromozas tienen muy mala actitud, parece que uno les está pidiendo plata."
Pros: "La atención y la comida"
Pros: "Connections very easy. Flight arrived early. In-flight service exceptional."
Pros: "Crew, food."
Cons: "The airplane's entertainment equipment remained in the 90s, and just one station worked. No USB for charging, no even individual screen."
Cons: "The flight attendants were friendly and helpful during an unscheduled delay"
Pros: "comfort crew entertainment passable for the age of the plane clean quick boarding"
Cons: "not enough food.............................................."
Pros: "Flight crew very professional."
Cons: "Flight late leaving Bogota and late arriving in San Jose."
Pros: "The trip was on time, plane was clean, crew was nice, duty free is excellent"
Cons: "Late for no reason. Boarded late, arrived late"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The food"
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: "It was hard to not laugh at the gate confusion, time confusion, and clear general incompetence of the thousands of airport staff."
Cons: "The flight was delayed so they put me in another flight. When I already had the confirmation, the people at the counters said I could not fly because the flight was oversold. I had to complain strongly and asked to see the manager. Finally I was able to fly, but after much arguing and stress. Poor experience."
Pros: "fine"
Cons: "no issues. all fine."
Pros: "The most was the attention of the flight attendant and how fast and save we landed. Good vibes"
Pros: "We left early and landed early. Nice staff and attentive. Snacks. (better get rid of the terrible so called barittos-they were awful. Cookies not bad and the snack. Stick to the sandwich and be sure to have extra mustard and mayo and option. They both are terribly dry. Very far from JetBlue-but nice airline and service."
Cons: "Read the first."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and comfortable both ways.. On-time departures/ arrivals. Thanks!"
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: "El espacio en los asientos"
Cons: "La comida no estuvo muy buena"
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly"
Cons: "Delayed on the runway for an hour after a delay in the airport. My friend missed his connection because of the delay and was still forced to pay his own hotel."
Cons: "The crew allowed a drunk man to take the plane. It was a terrible experience to travel next to him. Also, the gate for taking the flight change with no previous notification. I realized of this a few minutes before taking the flight."
Pros: "The food was good and the chairs and equipment was confortable, very good service"
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"
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "We did not know our ticket-price included breakfast. However, the flight had no vegetarian option, so we passed."
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: "Same as above."
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"
Pros: "Free Drinks and Food."
Cons: "Chaotic boarding"
Pros: "Crew was nice and individual tv screens were great! Free wine."
Cons: "God tasted like cardboard."

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