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— South America
Jun 24 — Jul 11
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1 adult
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August

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December

Cheapest flight

$122

Average price round-trip

$722

Good deal round-trip

$168

Good deal one-way

$67
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AzulOverall score based on 2186 reviews
8.1Boarding
8.1Comfort
8.7Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.6Food
Airline reviews

The only thing that was inconvenient about this flight was the check in process. There was a lot of confusion. The flight itself was very good. Super friendly attendants, decent food, good in-flight entertainment.

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The only thing that was inconvenient about this flight was the check in process. There was a lot of confusion. The flight itself was very good. Super friendly attendants, decent food, good in-flight entertainment.

Pros: "I loved that even during a pandemic, alcohol in glassware and full meals were served in business class (unlike other airlines, so I avoided them). The lighting looked nice, the crew was professional and attentive, and the bathroom was well maintained. The blanket and pillow were comfy as well. I like the 1-2-1 layout in business class, which leaves window seats with a lot of windows and privacy."
Cons: "The headphones were not the most comfortable, sometimes the passenger moving around behind you will shake your seat too, and before take-off the plane was quite hot. Also a lot of the food choices I wanted were gone already but not a big deal as there were many choices."
Cons: "During covid pandemic they put no efforts to show the aircraft clean or maintained the distance between passengers"
Pros: "Everything was excellent accept the entertainment."
Cons: "Entertainment"
Pros: "All flights take off on time and arrived on time."
Cons: "Would have been better if the first leg of the flight had not been so late that my connection could never work. Got transferred to a later latam flight with connection but still"
Cons: "more and more current movie options"
Pros: "Seat not confortable vry tide"
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Amazing crew and overall experience"
Cons: "No complaints on this one"
Pros: "super punctual"
Pros: "Nothing in special."
Cons: "Boarding: Stay in the line for “several zones” and then put everybody on the same bus is ridiculous. Food is more or less OK, but all the movies can be seen in TV (HBO, Telecine, etc.)"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Spoke some English for the most part."
Cons: "Only food for purchase"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and attentive. Most of them spoke English and Spanish in addition to Portuguese."
Cons: "The snacks could have been healthier and the bathroom could have been cleaner."
Pros: "My seat 28H didn't recline"
Pros: "Good food, good plain condition, good entertainment"
Pros: "Everything was very good, mainly when compared to other airlines: the boarding, the condition of the plain, the comfort, entertainment and food."
Cons: "It is hard to say... But I had a problem with gate information on my first leg. This could have been better handled."
Pros: "Azule Airlines incorrectly charged me 60 Rais for my first bag of 23 kg. When I showed them documentation of my connecting flights, they reversed the charges."
Cons: "Check in using the online system was impossible, even with helpdesk staff assistance."
Pros: "I really love how friendly the crew was! The seats were also very comfortable for a plane. I couldn’t get over how there were cameras to look at outside of the plane for those who didn’t have window seats as it helped with some landing anxiety. The food was well prepped and decently enjoyable! The charging port was also amazing and I was very happy to see it when I had boarded the plane."
Cons: "Unfortunately, boarding was a bit confusing as the crew members spoke a majority of Portuguese and translated only very few times. I had to ask a crew memeber when I would board."
Pros: "There's actually footrests that fold out like a lawn chair in economy and there's lots of leg room so you can actually put your legs up and sleep. First time I ACTUALLY slept on a long haul flight. Chairs seemed to be made of soft leather or some other super comfy material. Puts the older US-based planes to absolute shame. Super soft fluffy blankets, the flight attendants were amazing, courteous, hospitable, the food and drinks were awesome, loved the movies. 10/10 would fly again."
Cons: "T H E R E I S N O T H I N G I D I D N T L I K E B U T I H A V E T O P U T S O M E T H I N G H E R E"
Pros: "Dont know who or why. Plane out of Orlando mco delayed from 9:30-2:30 am. All food places closed 9or 10 pm"
Cons: "Delay, no place to eT"
Pros: "Kiwi never paid the airline and I had to buy another ticket and they never REFUND ME"
Cons: "I will never use this service again"
Pros: "Azul service was good as usual. Plane was on time arrival. No complaints"
Pros: "CLEAN EFFICIENT"
Cons: "BILLING FOR SEATS THAT ARE CLEARLY AVAILABLE, BLOCKING 75% OF SEATS TO RAISE PRICES TO SIT TOGETHER!"
Pros: "SAME"
Cons: "SAME AS ABOVE"
Pros: "Flights were punctual, seats were better than average, and upgrades were available."
Cons: "Planes needed updating, noises heard were concerning, food was below average, and the landings were a little rough."
Pros: "The staff"
Pros: "Everything was excellent"
Cons: "O sistema de entretenimento não estava funcionando e eu não tinha conhecimento do AzulPlay. O voo é longo e é vendido como tendo Sky a bordo, mas não tem. Havia recebido 3 e-mails da Azul nos dias anteriores a viagem e em nenhum o Azul Play foi citado."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Organization for embarking was a little messy."
Pros: "Awesome customer service and flights were on time!"
Cons: "Nothing to critic."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful"
Cons: "Air conditioning in my seat was broken and my blood pressure went down"
Pros: "Easy flight!"
Pros: "Service"
Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Azul had a mechanical problem with the plane. It took them 6h to fix it. They made us wait for 6h which made mmost of the people lose their connection flight but azul voided to help anyone! Said that they couldnt be responsible if you lost your connection because My connection flight wasnt with them! I had the worse6h of waiting and trying to have someone helping me. All of Azul’s staff are incompetent laZy workers!"
Pros: "Attentive service, new equipment. Very similar to flying JetBlue in its early years in the US."
Cons: "Azul app only available in Portuguese. Online check-in was difficult-- upgrades, seat selection, or any change that requires a fee not possible online for domestic or international flights if you are not a Brazilian citizen"
Pros: "space for legs."
Pros: "All on time and excellent treat"
Pros: "Allí right and on time"
Pros: "Perfeito e repetirei na primeira chance"
Pros: "Check in, boarding, flight attendence, food, comfort inside the cabin, all very good"
Cons: "Overall very satisfied"
Pros: "Cleaning only"
Cons: "The delay and lack of status"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful. Good selection of movies."
Cons: "Very unrealistic to offer me a flight option that gets me to my destination in four days"
Pros: "Efficient, on time service with a professional friendly staff."
Cons: "No dislikes."
Pros: "All staff were professional and courteous."
Pros: "The crew is wonderful and makes you want to come back"
Cons: "A tv would be nice"
Pros: "Everything, it was the most satisfying experience. Thank you azul, dont change!!!"
Cons: "Nine hour flight without any entertainment with them rebooting the TV every few minutes.. it was rough."
Pros: "Cordialidade da tripulação. Sistema de entretenimento. Nova sala VIP da Azul em Viracopos."
Cons: "Lentidão no controle de passaporte. (mas isso não é responsabilidade da Azul)"
Pros: "The crew was very hospitable."
Cons: "N/a"
Cons: "Two very sick people were allowed to fly and were not denied boarding during these times of Covid19. We actually had to taxi back to terminal to remove a very sick passenger. JetBlue #100 March 17, 2020 10:12 pm from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale."
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"
Pros: "Nice crew, nice plane"
Pros: "It was a smooth flight"
Cons: "More food options"
Pros: "none stop fly,"
Cons: "could have more route to other cities"
Cons: "I missed my original flight due to weather and JetBlue booked me on the next one but it wasn’t for another 24 hours. I only missed the flight by a few minutes but the crews were not communicating with each other that they had a passenger arriving for that flight. Because the delay was weather related, they wouldn’t provide accommodations. And it was 1 in the morning. So I missed a whole day of my trip and had to sleep in the airport. I will not be flying with JetBlue again."
Cons: "5 to 6 hours flight should have some bread more than snacks"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and flight was on time."
Cons: "The tray tables were all broken and hinging in my row. The aux port for headphones needs to be updated to support new types of headphones, like Bluetooth or lightning connection."
Pros: "It was my first experience & I couldn’t had enjoyed it more ! Words can’t explain"
Cons: "Nothing everything was great"
Pros: "Nice leather seats and more leg room than a few other companies."
Cons: "Add Subtitles to the movies at list in English thanks Tzach"
Pros: "Non stop flight, complimentary snacks, in flight entertainment, wifi"
Cons: "Free"
Cons: "Very happy with my flight. Very nice new airplane.Jet Blue has become my preferred airline."
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Flight was late, entertainment didn't work the whole time"
Pros: "Jet Blue planes are always great. Super clean and comfortable."
Cons: "They should have scheduled pistols for our flight. We had to delay the flight for two hours until they arrived."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The TV monitor was very small and the picture was pretty poor."
Pros: "Offering voluntary check-in of carry-on bags for free"
Cons: "all went well this trip"
Pros: "Crew was great Snacks were perfect Flight arrival was earlier Great experience"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "On time,Effeciant,and fast."
Pros: "The Hawaiian themed meal/snacks"
Cons: "More free entertainment!"
Cons: "the only discomfort is trying to sleep"
Cons: "30 min delay"
Pros: "Everything was smooth, great service, friendly staff and captain. Arrived ahead of time. Free Wifi. Great inflight entertainment."
Pros: "You can always count on JetBlue for good snacks and free WiFi."
Cons: "But the snacks and free WiFi is not enough to payback the delayed departure experience. Just a week prior, my JetBlue flight was scheduled on time and then three things delayed thre flight for three hours right before we took off and now this! I was told it was due to needing to replace a crew member from another delayed flight. How can that affect so many people? The seat was also super uncomfortable and the back of the cushion was rolling forward, which made it hard to sit for that long. we also didn’t have a gate when we landed so that added on an extra 30minutes. Really disappointed."
Pros: "Free wifi, free TV, full sized sodas and unlimited snacks. Not to mention the free mini hot towel they give you towards the end of the flight. I'll be flying jetblue from now on"
Pros: "The flight crew was very nice"
Cons: "The fact that I was 3 minutes late to check my bag (due to a line and walking to the wrong counter the first time) and they would not allow me to go on my original flight and route my bag on another flight. This resulted in me and my bag getting pushed on two new flights and my overall travel time going from 4.5 hrs to 11 hrs which with a 15 month old is an eternity. Many other airlines will allow you to make exceptions when checking in late (I was still nearly 40 minutes prior to flight departure) and let me still check a bag OR allow me and my baby to stay on the same flight without the bag."
Pros: "Staff were friendly and polite. Seat comfort was alright for economy. Decent movie selection."
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to seatbelt issue, which was not fixed before takeoff. I was happy to be ticketed for an exit row aisle seat, but this was then given to another passenger and I was disappointed to be forced into a middle seat on a non-exit row with less leg room. Not all advertised beers were available."
Cons: "It really comfy and safe"
Pros: "Smooth, great service, free wi fi that really works and lots of free snacks and water which nowadays may seem like a real perk."
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine. Food pricey but good enough. Seats are comfortable. WiFi is intermittent. Cabin crew basically OK."
Cons: "Contradictory and incomplete texts about a 1.25 hour delay in departure time. Text should say to arrive at original time. Almost missed the flight because text did not say that. Got 2 different texts within minutes, one with incorrect info. Why did I have TSA Pre-Check status on the originating flight but not on the return flight? Not enough overhead space, and cabin crew wasn’t helpful in finding space. Flight 30 minutes late, but probably not JetBlue‘s fault."
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "All"
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: "Free WiFi but couldn’t turn off the white screen in front of my face after done using it"
Cons: "Lack of professionalism with crew. Could not understand the overhead announcements from the one stewardess. Sounded like she had a mouthful of marbles Picked up trashonly once at the very end of flight (5 hr flight). Offered drinks n food only once. Had no earplugs for WiFi"
Cons: "It was kinda hot and humid on the flight. On Demand movies and tv were unavailable from the getgo. Then about an hour or so into the flight the Direct TV service ended as well. It was pretty frustrating since I finished the book I brought with me during the first hour of the flight."
Pros: "I LOVED the comfort of the ample seating space and leg room, compared to American and free WiFi and movies with the individual monitors on the seat backs for every passenger. I flew Jet Blue on my return flight from LA to Boston to attend our son’s USC graduation. The flight from Boston to LA was on an American Airlines flight. The seats were super narrow with very cramped leg room. To add insult to discomfort , I learned just after take off on the American flight to LA that our dogs got loose at home and the person caring for them was frantic. I had to purchase in flight WIFI ($16/ hour $18 for the entire flight) to attend to the Lost dog issue (hugely stressful) only to learn after the flight that $300 worth of fraudulent charges occurred during the flight that my bank’s fraud department claims occurred as a result of entering my card information to purchase the internet access. That depleted the majority of our travel budget. (We live paycheck to paycheck and had pinched & saved to be able attend this special event) I was so apprehensive on the returning flight and can’t describe my relief to learn the WIFI was free. My fears dissolved as did my aching head and back as I settled into a wonderfully comfortable seat with far more leg room than my prior flight. Thanks Key Blue! You have a fan for life!!"
Cons: "Not one thing I didn’t like!!!!"
Pros: "The plane was neater than the one I used going to long beach"
Pros: "Plane was brand new. Excellent condition"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "You have to pay for food. In th pass food was included with the cost of the flight."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Was all good"
Pros: "Entertainment and boarding was mediocre."
Cons: "Crew, comfort and food was poor, and just overall it was poor."
Pros: "The free WiFi and snacks will totally make me a repeat customer’ great flight attendants and good communication."
Cons: "No comments to provide"
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."
Cons: "2 hour delay and gate changes were ridiculous"
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: "I arrived 3 hours early and was able to switch to an earlier flight."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Attitude from staff"
Pros: "The crew - helpful and efficient. No charge for a carry on - a definite PLUS! Thank you! Terra chips - plenty of snacks and water - encouraged us to have more. Overall a lovely flight experience. We will fly JetBlue again over other airlines."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like."
Pros: "Never again will jet blue get a penny from me - worst flights ever !!!!!"
Pros: "Large space for sleep. Self service food and drink."
Cons: "Nothing"

Delta is a great airline with great options to fit travelers budget/comfort

Pros: "Good organization, good hygiene, polite crew."
Pros: "A box was under my feet, not sure what it was. A part of plane! ATL - EZE uncomfortable Crew great in spite of ongoing turbulence!"
Cons: "Aircraft was too warm. Needed more air!"
Cons: "The entire time there was a clogged bathroom smell coming in waves. The crew was forgetful of requests. Not a pleasant flight."
Pros: "Crew and service were outstanding"
Cons: "Good taste perhaps...?"
Pros: "compared with other airlines they were just OK"
Cons: "everything"
Pros: "The crews were very fast and efficient. The Dinner was good but the breakfast was very basic."
Cons: "The seat was so crammy and disgustingly uncomfortable"
Pros: "Check in person was very helpful in rerouting our flight."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 3-1/2 hours. The gate crew booked us in another flight but did not issue a ticket, so after transferring to another terminal, we were sent back to the Delta terminal to be issued a ticket to a third airline since we already missed the second flight. Then, they lost our luggage"
Pros: "Seats are fine. Ordering system is up to date."
Cons: "After the first two hours of my flight (which I sleep through) I couldn’t buy a drink a soda or anything."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "More water offered by crew"
Cons: "The fact the the toilette was kitty cornered in the mid cabin bathroom is a joke on modern society."
Pros: "On time, smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "Crew could be on time for work so the flights aren’t delayed"
Pros: "The Delta crew was great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, for unkown reasons."
Cons: "Boarding was like a cattle call....my headrest was broken so couldn’t sleep upright but face down....seemed like a plane that large would have more bathrooms"
Pros: "It was Ok. Some short delay but over all not too bad. Just didn't like the fact I always get seats next to the toilet"
Cons: "The sits are uncomfortable"
Pros: "No delays..arrived early"
Cons: "Restrooms were dirty"
Pros: "Nice employees and service"
Cons: "Seat room"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 75 min because the plane wouldnt start. A differernt aircraft was needed to resume ops."
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "The plane was hot"
Cons: "Call center tried moving us to later flight that was also delayed by 3 hrs despite telling us it was on time. Fortunately a gate agent moved us back to orig flight"
Pros: "Call back service was best part."
Cons: "Booked ticket through venture card points. This meant that the email address and phone number to contact us in the event of changes was mediocre information. I was informed from Tripit that the flight was delayed, not by Delta. Reservation personnel took logical course of action to find new flight for connection that we could make because of delayed initial flight. I would recommend that they first see if there is an earlier initial flight that the customer could make, then look at finding later connecting flights. We found out about delay 8 hours prior, so we had plenty of time to get to the airport earlier. Total delay required me to take additional day off of work."
Cons: "Didnt fly from San Francisco to Atlanta"
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Attendant probably trying to be funny"
Pros: "Sky Lounge at SFO and onboard entertainment"
Pros: "Once aboard, flight went without a hitch and flight crew was attentive"
Cons: "The inflight entertainment options need to be expanded - I've run out of movies that I want to watch!!!"
Pros: "Entertainment. Large overhead compartments. Clean."
Cons: "The temperature in the plane was too hot and made for a very uncomfortable flight. The individual air conditioner spewed out hot air. My kids and I took off as much clothing as possible and still remained hot. We were putting ice on our wrist to try to cool down! I sat with my hand against the window to capture some cool air. We were in Row 37. I am not sure if we were in a hot seat or if the other passengers experienced the same."
Cons: "Delta airlines has very poor costumer service. THE WORST I HAVE EXPERIENCED. I wasn't the only one feeling this way, I witness a couple people fighting on the phone like me. When my 1st flight was delayed I asked to be rebooked then and the delta employee insisted that I would make my connection. I didn't make it. This is not all. I could have gotten to a near city several hours after but on the same day, but the mediocrecy of this employes did not allow me to get there until the next day at 7 am. Happy new year to me. This two women (or one of them) on the phone, lied to me. There was an option to get me here and one of them failed to do their job right AND LIED TO MY FACE ON THE PHONE. Just unacceptable. I will sue them, I had an under age waiting for me in Cancun and a pet with me!. With no food or access to do its necessities. AND THERE WAS AN OPTION THAT "they missed" on porpuse."
Pros: "I was bowled over to learn in flight that the lowly steerage (economy) passengers--and everyone else had a selection of 3 complimentary meals! Who does that any more! Unfortunately, the only vegan option ran out just before my seat, but I was still amazed and pleased....and have ordered a vegan meal in advance for my next flight. Incredible! Plus, plenty of room for bags, good video selections, and power at all seats. I love Delta and will fly them more often!"
Pros: "On flight entertainment has improved greatly. There are so many choices to keep you entertained. I forgot how long I was on the plane."
Cons: "Plane food was not good. The crew were not as friendly, almost exhausted. There was one woman who was not sensitive or compassionate to my fellow seat mate. He was an older man who needed extra assistance. From the look of her face she didn't feel like helping him... as simple as helping him pour ice into his cup. Instead I helped my fellow neighbor. She might not feel comfortable helping a senior citizen but don't be so loud or make a face of disgust."
Pros: "Smooth, easy, still long"
Cons: "Still long"
Pros: "aircraft is very clean. faster than imaged. the most impressed thing is it has a variety of entertainment programs."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Comfort and boarding"
Cons: "Delay and food"
Pros: "Everything about the flight was great. We boarded and took off on time. I have no complaints."
Cons: "My seat wouldn't recline at all. I think it was broken. Not the end of the world, but a bit of a bummer as it was an overnight flight."
Pros: "Flight was on time and left and arrived on time."
Cons: "Should offer headphones for free."
Pros: "The new Delta planes have great leg room for tall people even in coach."
Pros: "Delta was smart with boarding early once they realized everyone had cleared security. Flight took off on-time and arrived early. The crew was excellent and exuded energy although it was the end of the day."
Cons: "I ordered a special asian vegetarian meal and it was just plain horrible. I had to settle for the cookie. It's nice that they serve a complimentary meal on the red eye flight but the quality of the food was bad. Entertainment options were also limited although they had some recent box office entries from last year. The leg room also wasn't great but that's expected in economy I guess."
Pros: "Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks."
Pros: "Whoa, we flew Coach and had plenty of space! How marvelous to not be packed in; crew and passengers were wonderfully relaxed, and all went well despite turbulence on takeoff and landing. Great daytime flight experience with my toddler grandchild!"
Cons: "I tried to get a seat and it was so hard, i couldn't do an online check in and once at the airport, no one could help me."
Pros: "Painless"
Cons: "Price of food"
Cons: "Boarding took too long - full plane and double seat booking changed 10 minutes early estimate to 20 minutes late"
Cons: "In a 6h flight, they only served drinks once. I saw the crew member once with a tray of glasses with water, but he ran out before getting to our seat and never came back. I was glad I hadn't finished a bottled water I had purchased earlier at the airport."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "The delta comport seats were not comfort seats were hardly comfortable and the leg room wasn't worth paying for."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "I've never seen such a modern and easy to use entertainment system before. All the movies are complimentary."
Pros: "Crews were helpful. Seats are comfortable enough."
Cons: "Foods could have been better. But, all airlines foods are pretty bad."
Pros: "Able to have on board entertainment for a long flight on 737 craft."
Cons: "Food was mediocre."
Pros: "Average."
Cons: "Everything."
Cons: "Copa did not allow me to board plane with setvice animal. Stating paperwork is not acceptable for travel to Peru. I bought tickets on avianca and traveled to Peru and had no issues entering Peru with paperwork. Also copa lost luggage for 3 days spent 3500 on copa and received nothing in return"
Pros: "what a difference from the flight crew. Much more attentive and responsive to our flight requests."
Cons: "This flight was better. Short flight and very attentive crew. I figure the seat selection on mobile app would be my choice next time."
Pros: "The entertainment, screens on back rest ensured, a proper flight entertainment."
Cons: "What is the purpose of checking in Early? I was at the furthest rear position of the Plane, and it was a very long flight. I checked in 24 hrs prior to flight and stayed up until we were able to check in through mobile app. I was very disappointed that my seat was next to restroom traffic."
Pros: "The seats were spacious and the hot meals were a treat!!"
Pros: "The organization of the crew was poor"
Cons: "Organization and cleaning"
Pros: "Crew was attentive and efficient"
Cons: "I was very satisfied"
Cons: "They didn’t have the food choices by the time they got to me."
Cons: "I did not like the chicken sandwiches or artificial eggs served on the breakfast portion. I felt sick for hours after the flight"
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"
Pros: "The cost was great, the airline crew was busy but friendly and helpful. The seat was fine and the bathroom relatively clean."
Cons: "Food options were both meat: turkey or beef. There are more and more people who eat a plant based diet, something should be offered, a vegetable wrap or hummus sandwich."
Pros: "The cleanliness."
Cons: "I didn’t like the confusion created by the copa service crew at LAX, it was a very long line that reached the area outside checking area."
Pros: "Food was good in Business class. Very friendly crew"
Cons: "Counter at LAX a little crowded"
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"
Pros: "Excellent fight and personnel"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The crew was nice and attentive."
Cons: "The plane seemed old and dingy. The food was not good at all."
Pros: "Free headphones and movies in flight was nice. Crew was great getting everybody on board quickly."
Cons: "My girlfriend and mom got sick eating after eating some of the in flight food."
Pros: "Staff was very friendly and easy to speak with even though I only speak English."
Cons: "Very Good."
Cons: "Crew was tired and didn't want to serve the passengers. Was not able to reserve an exit row seat - while others (non Spanish speaking) were able to obtain the exit row electronically. Unable to manage my reservation on the Copa.com site"
Pros: "The food was decent for airplane food"
Cons: "When I booked my ticket, I booked a window seat in the exit row. When I got on the plane, my seat number was a middle seat not in the exit row. I saw right across from me there was an open window seat, which the lady sitting next to was using for her bags. I explained to the flight attendant that I had booked a window seat and wasn’t sure why I ended up in a different seat then I had booked. I asked him if he could ask the lady to move her bags so I could sit there, or if there were any other window seats available. He said no, that if I wanted I could ask the lady myself. Completely unacceptable. Of course she has no I treat in giving up this free extra space she has to me, and I’m sure she would have been happy to if a crew member had asked/explained the situation to her."
Pros: "Good service , efficient and fairly comfortable"
Cons: "Food could be better"
Pros: "n/a"
Cons: "went to the airport to checkin for my flight from lax to panama, with a connecting flight to sao paulo, only to be told that because i didn't select a seat when i bought my ticket over 2 months prior, the airlines sold my seat (they overbooked the flight by 5 people or so). i had to wait at lax for the next flight, which wasn't until 8 hours later. the problem here was that i had bought a ticket to get to rio from sao paulo, and this delay made me miss that flight. so i had to buy another ticket, which was $175. i was only compensated a $400 voucher for missing the flight and for my time. not worth it. the airlines only provide you with a blanket. no pillow."
Pros: "I enjoyed the ease of business class from LAX to PTY"
Cons: "Food and snack options were somewhat limited. Although there were quite a few titles for the entertainment, I had a hard time watching them due to technical issues with the touch scree."
Pros: "THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND THE CREW WAS HELPFUL, POLITE AND FRIENDLY."
Cons: "THE SEATS WERE COMFORTABLE BUT DID NOT FULLY EXTEND. IT WAS NOT EASY TO SET THEM IN THE DESIRED POSITION BECAUSE OF THE BOTTONS THAT DID NOT ALWAYS RESPOND THE REQUEST."
Cons: "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is an awful movie, but that’s not your fault, I blame the cast & Directer. ;)"
Pros: "The crew, very nice people and courteous, they all welcomed us into the plane and assisted everyone in a really nice way, really liked them"
Cons: "The food, the entertainment has very few options"
Pros: "Good service and attention"
Pros: "Didn’t have to wait much for the connecting flight and Peruvian Crew was way more hospitable than the previous Panamanian Crew. But, still I would encourage you learn some Spanish."
Cons: "Food not quite as I expected and planes were quite small on both flights making the whole trip uncomfortable."
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "The flight was on time with no issues"
Cons: "The seats. The fact that you do not allow to select seats ahead of time."
Pros: "Flight was on time, yeah! Cabin temp was good. Entertainment selection was good."
Pros: "Great personnel, offered snacks more than one (that depends on hours of flight), sears a bit tight, but overall great experience."
Pros: "Never late and new planes"
Cons: "Some confusion on the gate assignment in panama"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Crew was very nice."
Cons: "How crowded I felt. Both flights I had an aisle seat but it felt like a middle seat. The people in the middle didn't give me much personal space."
Pros: "ONE ground staff was nice at check in. Otherwise their staff is not friendly"
Pros: "I flew executive class. The staff was very friendly and professional on the ground and on the air. seats are comfortable and there's a lot of storage space. The plane left on time and entertainment option aboard is great. What I did not like is that being seated in row 3, for four flights, I never got to eat the meal I wanted. It's seems the option always dies in row 2, just after less than half of the passengers flying executive class have ordered they meal. The rest was great and I would fly copa again!"
Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "I had to wait over an hour in line for a boarding pass for my copa flights."
Cons: "Transfer time un Panamá was Too short"
Pros: "A very good flight except for the meal. The seats were comfortable and the crew friendly. The connecting time in Panama City was spot-on and worked like clock-work. We deboarded and walked down a couple of gates and were boarding our flight to Lima in 15 minutes. I would recommend Copa at anytime. Our price was incredible and we got SO much more than we paid for which is unusual today."
Cons: "I was spoiled on an earlier leg of our flight with the selection of entertainment. On this flight there was only one in-flight selection played on the various monitors."
Pros: "Total failure deception! I was denied access to the flight because of going into Peru they said I had to have a round-trip ticket and Copa would not let me on board. I was told this and after standing in line for over an hour waiting to check in at almost midnight in LAX. I spent hours on line I spent hours on the phone trying to recoup the situation. they wanted to charge me $325 to make changes plus other expenses of the airfare. I missed important connections in Peru. I am applying for a retirement visa there I should've been allowed to deal with immigration in Peru . However if it is the regulation of that airline that I'm not allowed in there without a round-trip ticket why did kayak sell it to me? Kayak cost me $539 and change not to mention a week and a half late getting to Peru! Customer service was just pretty much ridiculous I spent a lot of time on hold so somebody could go ask somebody who Ask somebody else a question. I could understand no refund however that was just downright not fair kayak and Copa airline basically screwed me over."
Cons: "See the above"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cabin was hot, could not sleep, no lounge in LA and very long waiting lines at check in"
Pros: ":("
Cons: "We got to the airport 2 hours early and they had us line up in a Very slow moving line. When we finally reached the front an hour had gone by and the customer service rep then said we must have an exit flight from Guyana to get our boarding pass. This is the first we'd heard of this although we had researched visa requirements, etc for Guyana. We stepped out of line and quickly booked a flight on our phone, but when we tried to jump back in again the attendant made us wait in line again (a shorter one, but not smart considering the time crunch at that point. Finally we got to the front again and the attendant was very slow about entering our information. Then suddenly she calmly noted, "oh, it's too late to check you in, you can't make this flight." ... We were upset to say the least and after pestering her further about a reimbursement she said we would have to wait until she dealt with all the other customers (a long line of an hour or more) and that she couldn't put us on the next few flights because they were full. Finally she let us borrow her phone so that WE could call customer service and try to deal with it. They of course gave us the run around and we still don't have a reimbursement and will likely never book with Copa airlines again. Hopefully after a few more phone calls we can eventually get reimbursed. :("
Pros: "the food"
Cons: "very unhelpful staff have to be there 3 to 4 hours to get on a flight the lack of staff at the airport kiosks not understanding with medical emergencies"
Pros: "United Airlines"
Pros: "Plane was empty"
Cons: "Avianca lies that my full size carryon baggage won’t fit to try and change me more money. It fit in with ease like it always does. The gauges they use are vastly undersized and they know that as I had to argue with the boarding lady and the other employees quietly agreed with me."
Pros: "Good"
Cons: "All ok"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Even though there were flight/seats available, Avianca did not make them availability to flight changes and only for new reservations. Extremely disappointed at you fraudulent business practices."
Cons: "Boarding very confusing. Meal consisted of a cheese sandwich, and that's it (I was flying business class). Seat was barely functional, cranky and unconfortable. This was my first and LAST flight with Avianca."
Cons: "Business clase Is no worthy"
Cons: "Better seats, crew that doesn’t disappear etc."
Pros: "Very good crew and service"
Cons: "Terrible food - no choices Terrible wines - no choices"
Pros: "The crew was awful, food horrible"
Cons: "Crew and food"
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Pros: "The crew, and the service was great!"
Cons: "Our seats were in front of an exit aisle so we were not able to recline the seats. The people in front of us were able to, so we were very cramped! Had barely any room and had to sit upright the entire flight."
Pros: "Seats comfort"
Cons: "Crew attention. Food. Airport assistance. Boarding times. Take off on time"
Pros: "Crew was amazing and the plane was big and comfortable."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable but I bring pillows, crew was nice"
Cons: "Was very warm"
Pros: "Flight was good as well as service at the airplane, DC to Bogota"
Cons: "Everything ok"
Cons: "They cancel the flight while waiting to board. They claimed mechanical problems. Which is a good reason to cancel. The problem is how they handled the entire situation. No empathy for those individuals who needed to fly due to the death of a loved one. Completely unorganized. No practical solutions in favor of the customer. Never Again!!"
Pros: "the flight was rather short once we actually got in the air."
Cons: "There was a half an hour delay from initial departure time. No explanation was given to the passengers."
Pros: "On time and efficient. Was a good flight, with comfortable seating"
Cons: "No vegan/vegetarian food options"
Pros: "I liked the flight itself, that was fine."
Cons: "Terrible service. Had to book the same flight twice as I had made a mistake with dates and couldn't swap out or get refunded. Was then told my surfboard would cost a further $40 from an agent, however when I arrived to check in they told me it was $100USD. Really bad service."
Pros: "That the flight was on time"
Cons: "The food, and they told me I should pick up my baggage at Guayaquil but I had to pick it up in Quito"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Plane was switched. Seats given away. Were placed on other flights arriving to our destination 7 hours after we were suppose to. Horrible experience. We didn’t travel through city we were suppose to. Worse flying experience in years. Our seats had been confirmed upon booking which apparently means nothing."
Pros: "Great plane. Good entertainment. Punctuality was remarkable."
Cons: "Boarding process and check in at Bq is mediocre at best. Yes, airport presents major challenges due to the reconstruction, but major challenge requires extra organization and planning."
Pros: "hard to find something to like after taking 26 hours to complete a trip that should have lasted less than 8 hours."
Cons: "Delays!! Technical issues, late crew, the list goes forever. Ground staff could not care less and attempted to hide information."
Cons: "A rating of one start is too much for this airline. Avianca caused me to miss my flight in LAX, refused to help me reach my ultimate destination for which I paid them hundreds of dollars to do, nor did they offer to credit my losses for which they were responsible. Customer Service was as useless as the individuals in person that I dealt with. I never made it to my destination because I was forced to return home to San Francisco, unable to see my wife-to-be in Brasil. I will never fly with this airline again."
Pros: "I liked the food service on this very short trip, including a very heavily poured rum and coke!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed about an hour."
Cons: "I was not notified that departure time was changed, it was put ahead one hour and almost lost the flight."
Pros: "It was a fast flight. Overall good."
Cons: "The lines to check in the luggage in Barranquilla Colombia took long although there was not that many people. Overall not that much time, the boarding process in Boston was fast an friendly ."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The service.with this airline is mediocre and they want to steal money from you no matter what you bring. The only problem is that is the only colombian airline that owns every flight schedule in the country. I wish there was another company."
Pros: "The staff in the Cali airport were helpful in getting a new ticket for me when I couldn't make my connecting flight after the initial delay."
Cons: "My first flight was delayed minutes before boarding in Cali, Colombia and I wasn't going to make my connecting flight in Bogota so I had to be given a new flight."
Pros: "The open my bags and take out a personal staff the my bags and the bags it’s was broken . I️ did a report about in the airport"
Cons: "They open my bags and take out a personal staff and the bags it’s was broken . I️ did a report in the airport . My name William ORTIZ . Owvvnyc@gmail.com"
Pros: "The flight was on time and comfortable"
Cons: "Waiting for immigration purposes, due to crowed area"
Pros: "Reasonable choice of entertainment. Clean."
Cons: "Food poor. Not enough drink. Hold up in tunnel for boarding - long hold up for children and passengers over 60."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable. They cancelled my original flight and gave me 2 stops. When I tried to call customer service, I waited in the phone for 5 hrs and no one ever picked up. I gave up my seat as they asked and they told me I would get an aisle seat, instead I got a middle seat and they said they can’t change it back."
Cons: "Seats were pretty uncomfortable on both flights for such a duration... The layover/transfer in Bogota was chaotic, and rushed. My luggage did not make it to the final destination, so I am here with none of my belongings :("
Pros: "The crew and ither travelers were good"
Cons: "For a 10 hour flight it felt like there was no room for your legs and I am quite short"
Cons: "When you are selling a fly with connections, there must be at least 2 hours bewteen flyes, I was running like crazy to not lose my fly."
Pros: "The airline staff was very courteous, tv and a good variety of choices to watch for FREE, something that other airlines does not provide."
Pros: "- boarding the plane was efficient and well organised - airline staff were friendly - when my flight was canceled I was sent to a hotel and didn't have to wait around in the airport - comfortable with plenty of room, pillows and blankets"
Cons: "- My first of two flights was canceled which was poorly communicated after waiting in a queue for two hours. I am still even now unsure as to why the flight was canceled as no one bothered to inform us as to what the reason was. - On my new connecting flight from San Salvador to Bogotá there was only two meal options (both meat) which I do not eat and was told to just take the meat out of the meal as there was no other options. Would have been helpful to have known before the flight so I could have bought my own food to take on the plane. - The charging points on the back of the seat were inactive"
Pros: "After decades of near weekly air travel, I had no expectation of being wowed by an airline. Until Avianca. What a refreshing experience! The seats were comfortable and clean; and their complimentary in-flight entertainment was first-rate. All that for a surprisingly reasonable fare."
Pros: "The check in staff moved us to an earlier flight from Cartegna to Bigots so we wouldn't have to rush to make our Bogita to New York flight. Very nice of them & much appreciated. We flew Avianca 8 times over the past 11 days thru Peru & Colombia & had great experiences all the way around."
Pros: "Entertainment was ok"
Cons: "The flight attendants had bad attitudes, were unhelpful and the food was non-edible. The bathroom fixtures were broken and the crew did not replenish the toilet paper."
Pros: "Very efficient. On time. Competent."
Pros: "Great trip. Boarding was efficient. Small plan for a long trip. Seat was comfortable, but on an A319 for a 5 hour trip is stretching it. Either way the crew was great and the service was good."
Pros: "Nice planes"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Tuvimos que dormir en Bogotá, por asuntos médicos,la aerolínea nos trato súper bien, se encargaron de nosotros totalmente, eso no tiene precio."
Cons: "Un poco los retrasos en salida."
Pros: "The airplane was comfortable. The food not so good."
Cons: "Bogota's airport is horrible, doesn't have enough signs to let you know which gate is your flight. The staff is rude and unfriendly."
Cons: "As I arrived to check in I was notified that I would not be able to fly to San Jose from Colombia because I did not have the yellow fever shot which Costa Rica requires from flights coming from Colombia. Even though I am an American citizen.And when you receive the shot you must stay in Colombia for 10 days before you can leave the country.i don't understand why one is allowed to purchase a ticket from Colombia to Costa Rica without proof of the required vaccination.I didn't even receive a simple notification to receive the vaccination before my trip.Now I am still in Colombia.Already down an extra unexpected $500 and will miss work back in the states for not being able to return home on time.An airbnb reservation will be lost in Costa Rica which was prepaid for 5days.Worst of all I'm stuck in Colombia spending unexpected money to survive and will not be able to visit my PAID trip to Costa Rica.So unfair and a hole I will have to dig myself out of when and if Im able to make it back home"
Cons: "They overbooked the flight from Santiago to Bogota so I had to travel for 15 more hours."
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