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7.9
Copa Airlines
Overall score based on 12,650 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"

Cons: "Customers Service: I had an issue with the baggage (it was broken) and they say that is an normal process."

Pros: "It was everything pretty good!"

Pros: "Thankfully we missed the holiday traffic so we were able to check in and board effectively."
Cons: "Food service was poor and planes were outdated."

Pros: "The crew was super polite!"
Cons: "Seats were too cramped."

Pros: "The call center was not accured The fligh atendent did'nt pay any attention"

Cons: "The boarding and departure took extremely long. I understand that there was a Power outage the day prior to this flight and that this cause major delays and issues throughout the following days."

Pros: "Bothing"
Cons: "Baggage was left behind and It aaroved 5 days later, terrible follow up and no compensation at all, total nightmare"

Cons: "Boarding was too slow"

Pros: "left on time and arrived on time choice of meals"
Cons: "uncomfortable seat"

Pros: "Flying business class for significant less money from Rio to NYC/JFK."
Cons: "The seats are 'old style' business class, not fully flat sleepers. On a very flight like Rio to Panama City I missed the the flat sleepers you get on wide body aircraft. On the Panama to JFK flight, the crew was less friendly, while on the Rio to Panama flight the crrew was excellent and very friendly."

Pros: "Everything was ok, easy, fast and got special attention in the airport for flying in copa. We didn't had to make the line for security in Costa Rica's airport"
Cons: "Nothing I can tell"

Cons: "Bad food"

Pros: "I liked that they had a snack for such a short trip, and the flight attendants seemed okay."
Cons: "The worst thing was that after boarding the plane spent more time on the ground, waiting to fly than it spent actually flying and making the trip. I think it was because it's such a small airport and the plane had to wait. Also, when we got there we had to take a bus because there was something wrong with the gate, that took a long time and was unpleasant."

Pros: "Pretty much everything seemed professional and state-of-the-art."
Cons: "It would have been nice to hear the outside temperature announced when we arrived (Delta does it)."

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "There is not so much as even a free soda on the flight. They charged me $50 for my carry on because it happened to be an instrument (a small carry on sized one). They insisted this was normal. Spoiler: it isn't. I have NEVER had to pay extra for a carry on based on its value. I was tired and had been traveling since 3am. I asked for a Coffee to wake up and was informed that they are NOT complimentary. I asked what snacks or beverages they had that were complimentary and they informed me there were NONE. Zero. What? I only had cash on me (my card had been lost in traveling days before) and I asked if they would either let me pay cash or be willing to just this once offer me a free coffee. They flatly told me no. It is worth noting that I was kind and courteous throughout learning this. I didn't take any frustration out on the flight attendants. But I was deeply disappointed. I'm am exhausted traveler on your airline in a bind without my card. Can you please just be kind and offer me a coffee on the house? Nope. Sigh."

Pros: "In flight staff was very friendly and attentive. Especially Miguel who put forth extra effort trying to help us find transportation options to our hotel at the time of day we arrived."
Cons: "The only thing that was inconvenient was that because of the mode of travel (private flight) we used to get to San Jose, we had to sit at the airport for almost 5 hrs and even though there were at least three other Copa flights to Panama City, they were all overbooked and we Were not able to change to an earlier flight."

Pros: "Flight was on time and crew was very friendly. Seating"
Cons: "Seating was in the back of the plane."

Pros: "Host and hostess' excellent. Food and drink was the high-lite of my trip. Most airlines do not give the quality Copa does. I will definitely fly with again. Do you fly direct to Costs Rico? from any NY or NJ airports Sincerely. Nora McGgrath."

Cons: "Timing"

Pros: "Nice and smooth Took off late but got there on time Pilot was pushing baby YEAH!!"
Cons: "If you fall asleep you will miss your meal and go hungry."

Cons: "no vegetarian options"

Pros: "Free food, free drinks, free luggage!!!"

Cons: "We got stuck in taxing for 30 min. We waited for our laggedge more than an hour!!!"

Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "The crew was exceptionally kind And efficient The food was ok"
Cons: "Not that much"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled 45 minutes before take-off"

Pros: "Food wasnt bad movie selection wasnt bad either Flight was pretty smooth"
Cons: "Ran out of chicken too quickly"

Pros: "Whole experience from San Jose through to Panama City was good. Although a short flight, the crew managed to serve a meal and drinks. As it was such a short flight, there was no entertainment."

Pros: "No extra fees, flight was on time, staff was pleasant"
Cons: "Only 1 person boarded us, slowing up the process considerably. There were 2 employees there, and both should have helped"

Pros: "the options they give, are excellent... The best for any customer... And the healthiest, since 2 days before i yraveled in united and got stomch sick cause all they give is chicken and meet and those are bad options as airplane food"
Cons: "I had to wait a lot for my luggage in my final destination.... Thats all"

Cons: "The flight was delayed"

Cons: "my luggage handle was cut off my rolling suitcase by TSA without notification or reason and as I try to file a claim I am getting the run around:("

Pros: "All was good."

Pros: "USB port Video/TV screen in seat. Food was good. Very lovely staff"
Cons: "The loud speaker was VERY loud..."

Cons: "Between San Jose and Las Vegas, probably in SanJose, a 500 dollar Breil Milano watch was taken from my checked luggage. In a rush at the hotel, I had regrettably packed it rather than carrying it on."

Pros: "The service, the big smile of the representatives"
Cons: "Keep it up!!"

Pros: "fue un viaje muy tranquilo y plasentero"

Pros: "There was a flight delay longer than what my next layover was going to be. Copa rebooked me with American Airlines and got to my final destination just 40 minutes later than originally planned."

Pros: "All is great!"

Pros: "Flight arrived on time"
Cons: "Row 22 was not a charme. We did not get any drinks at all. Should not happen on a flight. No entertainment"

Pros: "Copa does everything with excellence and although economy seats are small, their superb service overshadows everything else. I'll definitely continue to use Copa Airlines and recommend it to everyone."

Pros: "Copa does everything with excellence and although economy seats are small, their superb service overshadows everything else. I'll definitely continue to use Copa Airlines and recommend it to everyone."

Pros: "They help to us, to be together inside to the aircraft"
Cons: "Boarding, entertainment"

Pros: "try lost/misplaced luggage in cali, colombia"

Pros: "Typically good Copa service, including breakfast service even though the crew had only about a half-hour to accomplish that."

Pros: "movie selection was excellent! seats were very comfortable!"
Cons: "Before boarding in Panama they crammed too many people in a tiny gate and there were not seats or air to breathe. BAGGAGE CLAIM IN NY TOOK MUCH TOO LONG."

Pros: "Free tv, meal, alcoholic beverages and blankets. It feels like an airlines from the 90's, in a good way."
Cons: "Operations needs help. We waited in line for 2 hours on our departure from LA. They were trying new software but it didn't work. They finally gave up on it and went back to the old software."

Cons: "Follow the rules "Social Distance" The flight was completely full. People sitting 3 in a row. We felt very unconfortable"

Pros: "On schedule A+, even ahead of schedule a few minutes."
Cons: "Very little legroom, not reclinable seats, no carry-on included, no snacks included for the 3+ hour flight. They should include more for the price."

Pros: "The crew were fantastic and the seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Leg space was a bit tight for a tall person so if you can get an exit row do it."

Cons: "Everything needs to change! Worst airline worst service rude people. Horrific experience wish I got my money back."

Cons: "Connecting flight was a nightmare. Airline did not accepted electronic boarding pass. They made me make a 1 hr. line to get a paper one. Couple of passengers and I almost lost flight. Volariis counter staff did not provided nor informed a paper boarding pass was needed to fly internationally when I told them I was traveling to Dallas."

Pros: "Crew was poor in preparing for boarding. Boarding happened 30-50 minutes past final call."
Cons: "They could have been more open about checking in. They had a long line that was a mix of three flight leaving in the same hour. They could have organized the boarding better as well. Splitting the passengers in three groups didn't play out so well."

Cons: "Todo"

Cons: "Free snacks and beverages"

Pros: "My flight was delayed ... one hour and had to run to catch my connecting flight !"
Cons: "On time flights !!!"

Cons: "Everything’s was worse I never use this aerolíne very upset"

Pros: "My experience was so terrible I don’t have anything positive to say."
Cons: "1. The original flight I purchased was less than $100, Volaris cancelled it and the only flight available for me to purchase was then $150. 2. After I purchased the 2nd flight, I called within seconds because I noticed my mother’s name was on the ticket instead of mine! I had previously purchased her flight and somehow the kayak site had auto populated her name, i know for a fact did I did not type in her name, it is longer Han mine and has a middle name, i don’t even have a middle name. I think it was justfly, the third party who sent the confirmation email, I explained the situation, they took my contact information and since I had just called they would reach out to Volaris to see if they could change it to my name, and would reach back out to me within a few days. They never called/emailed me back. When I called Volaris they charged me a name change fee off $80+... I don’t know if anyone cares about customer service at Kayak, I have been purchasing all my personal flights through Kayak since 2007, this is by far the worse ticketing/airline experience I have ever had. Also, Volaris charged me $10 for my backpack that I store underneath the seat in front of me! They are a terrible airline, that straight out rips people off. This is the last time I fly with them, and probably last time I use Kayak."

Pros: "Crew was amazing and on time."
Cons: "Seats are a little hard no cushion"

Pros: "The crew was ok no contact no interest on mi is ok"
Cons: "The checking line ,soo bad , need much improvement!"

Pros: "good crew-efficient"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats-nopadding"

Cons: "Never booking with this airline again."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "luggage waiting time and boarding"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "a lot"

Pros: "Seat was so uncomfortable"
Cons: "Better seat more space"

Pros: "They didn’t let me on"
Cons: "They could’ve timed the connection better so I didn’t miss my flight"

Pros: "The seat was awful! No cushion at all. Very old like you are sitting on a piece of hard wood for 3 hours. Causes unnecessary back pain. No leg room or arm room. Won’t travel Volaris again."
Cons: "Seating"

Pros: "Efficient boarding-very pleasant crew"
Cons: "I was harassed while waiting to board the plane saying I had to check my Carry on because there was no room above in the plane – I told the individual I had some expensive medical device and she stated that it didn’t matter – when I entered the plane I did find more than adequate space to put my bag"

Pros: "Flight value."
Cons: "The clerk at the ticket counter wanted the passenger to pay for the flight after it was already paid for. They kept telling her it wasn't paid for, even though the funds had been already in pending status. It took a different clerk to realize the mistake. Something tells me wanted to scam her."

Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Entertainment"

Pros: "The price was low."
Cons: "Through the reservation website, at the last minute I paid extra to have a window seat. When I boarded, I didn’t have a window seat, so I paid for nothing. Flight was too warm. Only time I was able to get some sleep was when I turned my air blower full blast aimed at my face. Long and slow check-in."

Cons: "I left from Mexico city to Guadalajara to Ont California. Between Mexico City to Guadalajara i had 30 minutes to connect my flight. I had to ran then re checking again and go thru inspection again. Horriible"

Pros: "Good no-frills airlines"
Cons: "For this type of airline – nothing"

Cons: "One of the older male crew members was rude with my husband. He was worried that he would be scolded again throughout the flight. Very bad experience."

Pros: "On time, clean and fairly new aircraft"
Cons: "Entertainment, food choices on board, boarding staff"

Cons: "the cushion of seat 5E was very uncomfortable,"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Chaotic boarding, seats very uncomfortable and no legroom, flight attendants did not speak English, zero entertainment options"

Pros: "It was on time. Crew was fine."
Cons: "Cramped seating, uncomfortably hot the whole way, they Michel and dime you for every single thing so the “low fare” became more expensive than other options."

Cons: "They don't follow procedures for all, if your white and speak English then you won't ask for nationality, if you are brown and speak the native toung you will be asked if you are a citizen to that country or if your flying with a visa mean while they have the passport in their hands. return flight was canceled with not much notice"

Pros: "The crew was nice and professionnal"
Cons: "Boarding was late and messy. Seats are narrow. I guess I got what I paid for. The delayed arrival put us into JFK at nearly 3am. No public transportation available"

Pros: "All right"

Pros: "Service was great but asking for water should not be a paying matter. They want to charge you for everything."

Pros: "That we landed safely"
Cons: "This airline needs to be shut down please, if you’re over 5’4 it’s not for you. Seats are hard and uncomfortable, they are never on time with anything. The bilingual representatives just stare at you when you ask something in English. You’re charged $25 us if you’re 1pound over the 22 lb limit."

Pros: "Cheap flight"
Cons: "Really unconfortable plane and flight hostess weren’t able to deal with situations."

Pros: "Nothing. Literally nothing positive."
Cons: "They charge for everything. Even if your luggage overweight is 0,2 kg."

Pros: "Everything but the seats were fine."
Cons: "Seats were terrible! Bumpy, uncomfortable to sit on even for the hour flight."

Pros: "that i had a entire row for myself"
Cons: "they dont add the global entry number on your ticket like other airlines, therefore you cant get TSA pre check. The flight was delayed around 40 mins. When we got there, the bags took 30 mins to come out. There was a huge fight in the baggage claim from the flight before from NY. They wouldnt get their baggage and we were stalled."

Pros: "The Valaris staff were most helpful and courteous. The flight crew was professional and the airplane appeared be just fine."
Cons: "The lack of a check-in machine and the long lines at the check-in counter were annoying. Also the legroom in the plane was minimal."

Cons: "Only snack options during my flight, was hoping to buy a meal."

Pros: "Left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "Was not offered water or snacks. Good thing i brought my own."

Pros: "Enogh room to move to an extra seat"
Cons: "Flight attendent was sassy"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Kiosks in Mexico City on the way back were closed in the middle of the day. There was no one to talk to or get my boarding pass. Horrible old planes with tiniest seating. Never again."

Cons: "Delay in boarding not well organized"

Cons: "The baggage never arrived and the customer service is beyond terrible"

Pros: "flight left on time"
Cons: "seats had fairly limited legroom. but then again the price was inexpensive so i can't complain."

Cons: "It was late"

Pros: "Panditas"

Cons: "The flight could have happened"

Pros: "Yes !!! They change my seats for take my family closer..."
Cons: "I think the fly is with much people. One seat in the middle with no body is better in this time for Security COVID."

Pros: "Plane was new and I also liked the fact that they did not charge you to breathe you only have to pay extra for everything else even a cup of water cost three dollars"
Cons: "They charge you for everything including water for three dollars. Their baggage has a maximum weight of 40 pounds unlike any other airline. They make you pay for carry-ons. They make you pay to pick your seat. You have to pay extra for everything so the bottom line is spirit is probably the most expensive airline to fly. The seats are tiny the trays are tiny, they don’t have TVs, seats do not recline. First and last time Flying with them. My bags were 42 pounds and 46 pounds and I had to pay and additional $30 for each of them."

Pros: "Nothing, I am so disappointed, my reason for going to New Jersey was to say goodbye to my Father, the doctors at the VA Hospital Brooklyn told me that my Father is dying. I am here in Houston Texas while my Father is dying in Brooklyn, N.Y. My heart is hurting."
Cons: "They could have paged me, not all employees speak clearly. If you really care, call me right now for O am sitting in the airport going nowhere. Theresa Matthews (832) 891-9022"

Pros: "What a lousy airline, cheap doesn’t mean bad service."
Cons: "Lost my flight, no calls for boarding, just a line was the explanation no one cares, lousy employees and they don’t care."

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "No comment"

Pros: "Good flight overall."
Cons: "It's more about the airline than anything else. The cost of the checked bag should be included in the fare price. Because I couldn't log into my account online prior to check-in, I ended up paying $52 each way for my bag. As far as the aircraft itself, I found the seats and leg room space to be smaller than other airlines."

Pros: "Crew was kind, after some coaxing waited for a family member of a fellow passenger who wandered too far from gate to make it back in 10 minutes."
Cons: "Need updates and alerts on delayed flight!! I was checking my phone every 15 minutes from the restaurant next to the gate, reloading the status page, and the status that it changed from delayed two hours to taking off now happened within a 10 minute window. Next thing I know they are calling for final boarding, last call, even though half the flight didn't make it there yet because they didn't update that the delay was cancelled until minutes before boarding. I understand we all need to take off ASAP, but they've got to understand if everyone was standing at the gate, there would be no room to stand so we all disperse and know we can check our smartphones for updates."

Pros: "They refunded us"
Cons: "Refused to accommodate us or put us on a different flight."

Pros: "Good staff on flight. There was plenty of empty seats and I got moved to a more convenient spot."
Cons: "Website is not clear. My carry on had unclear dimensions and I had to pay extra at the airport."

Pros: "Quick Flight"
Cons: "Baggage Fees"

Cons: "Terrible landing. Descent had way more twist and turns than any other flight and seemed much longer than normal."

Pros: "The plane seemed new"
Cons: "Paying for every single thing - including carry on bag and water. The low price no longer remains low when charged for everything. Flight crew and other positions didn't have good customer service either."

Cons: "Don't have any intertainmen in the flight....TV no snacks you have to paid it.."

Cons: "Getting checked in and checking a bag was chaos. Then we waited nearly 45 minutes for our baggage to come."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Long lines, flight was unavailable for boarding 45 minutes before take off after already checking in. Machines for printing tickets didn't work. Flight was clearly overbooked, which seems to be their scam, and the service was rude. Tickets were cheap for a reason. Flown with other budget airlines and weren't chaotic or disorganized like this garbage airline. Rather take United and get punched in the face"

Pros: "We got home safely"
Cons: "all the extra charges especially paying for a seat assignment"

Cons: "Seats absurdly tight and uncomfortable, no legroom and no real tray table. Had to pay for water."

Pros: "The plane was very clean and the trip was smooth"
Cons: "I had to pay $50 per luggage"

Pros: "Departure on time."
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable and was in a seat that did not decline although the seat in front reclined making an uncomortable flight. Cabin door also would not open after flight. Had to wait for maintenance crew to get passengers off the plane. Flight crew was rude."

Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Not enough leg room. Very small seats. Flight was delayed and they changes gate three times."

Pros: "The flight down was good. On time and a nice plane."
Cons: "The flight home was a disaster. The crew timed out and we didn't get off the ground until 4 hours later. Horrible, no advice from the crew we were boarded and they just got up and left no one knew what was going on. A Spirit rep advised us we would have to de-plane and they had to get another crew in. Not a good way to make and keep customers. It was my first time with Spirit and probably my last. If you don't know what your crew is doing how do you run an airline."

Pros: "The pilots were great."
Cons: "I will never fly Spirit Airlines again. Delays on the ground, in the air, & at the Newark Airport."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "2 hours in the air"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "I loved everythinn"

Pros: "I liked the fact that it was a cheap flight, at first."
Cons: "Everything is extra??? Really??? The reason I bought this ticket was because it was cheap, but I had to pay $50 EACH WAY to bring my bags? That's awful and unjust. I will NEVER fly Spirit again because of all their extra fees. So not worth it, especially when you're packed into the plane like sardines."

Cons: "So terrible, me and my flying mate were booted off the plane because they "downgraded" the plane to a smaller plane. The plane essentially became over booked. They claimed we were chosen because we checked in last but we had checked in and even bought more expensive seat assignments a day earlier. Now I have these Spitit airlines flight vouchers as compensation that I don't even want to use. The small silver lining in this debcole is that they booked me a flight with a different airline."

Pros: "The crews sense of humor"
Cons: "Being charged for every little thing from literally the time we checked in to the water on the flight. For all money "saved" initially we were charged for everything along the way to the point where we ended up spending close to what we would've paid on a legacy carrier"

Pros: "The staff were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "No services - didn't know you didn't get any beverages on board unless you purchase them. Would have bought a bottle of water before boarding."

Pros: "The crew was fantastic"
Cons: "Everything else about your airline is complete and utter garbage. Turbulence was out of control, people were dropping like flies, without a single announcement."

Cons: "It was a terrible experience!!! Stinky way to end a vacation!! From the moment we entered the terminal, SPIRIT handled everything poorly. They had 5 agents working to handle 5-6hundred passengers. There was only one agent walking the floor answering questions. He was nice enough to me but in his frustration, he was very rude to other passengers. People were getting nervous that their planes were boarding and they still hadn't checked their bags. This caused people to try and cut in front of other people in line and of course those passengers became angry. After finally getting through that mess, we got to our gate in a different terminal (which was also confusing because our boarding pass said terminal 3 which we went to first only to find out that we needed to go to Terminal 4 to check in and then walk over to terminal 3 to board). Once we boarded the plane they told us that the computer system was down so they could not put in their flight planes so they let us off the plane. We re-boarded the plane and finally landed home around 2:00 in the morning. By the time we got our luggage and drove home (20 minutes) it was 3:15. Overall Stinky!!!!!"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Departed and arrived on time for both flights."
Cons: "Snacks/food was expensive. To not give free water, even just a glass of it seems extreme. Seats were ok for a short flight, but would have caused back pain if much longer than my flight, which was just over 2 hours."

Pros: "Flight was delayed both ways on a round trip. Didn't offer any compensation or even a complimentary beverage"

Cons: "No wifi, when I asked for a glass of water to drink I was told I had to buy a bottle. Had I known how cheap Spirit airlines is I wouldn't have flown them. They will be my last choice of an airline. Next time I fly. !!!!!!"

Cons: "Super cheapo airline - makes me feel impoverished from the second I step on board."

Cons: "Cost of checked luggage"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, cheap, children crying everywhere."

Pros: "Good fare and crew"
Cons: "No food or entertainment"

Pros: "Great crew. Efficient. Timely kept schedule"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Baggage fees extremely high..even if you take it on the plane. If you do t have access to a computer a charge to check I at the airport. Have to pay for membership. Time you pay all the high fees no cheaper then other airlines hat have better service."

Cons: "i was seated next to a women that clearly needed two seats. when she boarded someone should have seen this . I was stuffed into a seat and couldn"t move for my 21/2 hr flight. I didn"t want to make a sene but Really? BETHIE DAYTON"

Pros: "on time, nice flight"

Cons: "I had taken a flight from newark to fort lauderdale and because there was a delay from newark I was late arriving into fort lauderdale. I had asked the staff at the gate in newark what I should do and they reassured me I would make it. I then approached the flight crew and told them my situation and they also reassured me it would be fine but I landed in fort lauderdale and my connecting flight took off. I then had to go from terminal two to terminal three to get a new ticket which Spirit did not pay for or even have. I also had to stay in a hotel that night that was $150 with not even a % off was offered. I understand that weather is not in your control but then the people at the gate and the flight crew should not have given me false hope without even contacting anyone else. I was on the way to see my fiance who is in the U.S. Navy, who had been deployed and I missed his coming home. The only good thing I have to say about Spirit is that your crew in Fort Lauderdale working the tickets were very nice and calm even with the line out the front of the terminal and around the side of the building. This is a problem I ran into every flight of Spirit I have flown, complete under staffing of the ticket lines. I will never fly Spirit again and I will never allow my family to either."

Pros: "Nothing. We didn't die. That's it."
Cons: "I refuse to fly with this airline ever again. Delayed flights, charges for everything. Never again."

Pros: "Flight was delayed for seven hours before they canceled it"

Pros: "The flight itself was not bad. The crew were good."
Cons: "Trying to check my bag. I did everything a head of time and then still had to wait in the line with everyone who was checking in. They need to separate the drop off from the check in. They were so unorganized they had to open special lines for specific flights because they were behind. I got to the airport 2 1/2 hours ahead of time because I had to drop off my rental car. I spent almost 2 hours just trying to "drop" my bag. My wife and I have decided not to use Spirit ever again."

Pros: "Spirit is the worst airline I have ever flown on. I will NEVER fly spirit again. They also lost my bag"

Pros: "Everything was fine excep departure delayed 30 minutes."

Pros: "Cheaper than other airlines and similar experience."

Pros: "Nothing - service, staff and quality of the flight were disgraceful."
Cons: "Just about everything from the process down to the flight. It is without a doubt the last time I will ever fly with them and I'll make sure to tell anyone I know considering them too."

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Safety measures for airlines flying from Central America to New York

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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters

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Masks required on board, masks provided

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