Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|September||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.|
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|$560||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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United Airlines and Avianca have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Chicago to Costa Rica. Confirm policies on booking site.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 29m
The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica from Chicago found in the last 72 hours was $105 one-way, and $175 round-trip. The most popular route is from Chicago to San José, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $69.
United Airlines flies most frequently to San José from Chicago.
Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air.
Travelers must complete the digital Health Pass 48 hours before boarding.
Travelers must have a travel insurance with coverage of COVID-19 treatment and accommodation costs. Check Visit Costa Rica website for more details.
Costa Rica has eased their travel regulations and removed the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus.
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Expired residence permits (DIMEX) with category “permanente" are extended until 11 January 2021, with categories “temporales" and “especiales" which expired after 18 December 2019 are extended until 11 January 2021 and with category “estancias" which expired after 17 March 2020 are extended until 12 February 2021.
For information on visas, refer to the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners.
There are currently 50,720 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CR and 1,731 deaths as of Dec 2 2020
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Auxiliary generator broken so plan got hot very quickly. Flight was 2.5 hrs delayed due to another mechanical failure. And then once we were in air they generously notified us that the WiFi was broken. Utter garbage."
Cons: "We were sitting in the plane on the tarmac for 3 hours waiting to take off. The crew did a very poor job announcing what was going on."
Pros: "Cheap and"
Pros: "Crew was friendly, attentive, and informed us of any delays going on. Great experience!"
Pros: "Good customer service and comfortable plane"
Cons: "Sat for an hour before take off."
Pros: "Seats had slightly more leg room"
Cons: "Seriously a coffee pot running hot water kept us on the ground another 45 minutes to an hour, very frustrating. There was one flight attendant Jordan that just made me uncomfortable she seemed rude and short even with her co workers. The food looked like it wasn't worth it on flight. Over all this experience made me second guess booking through Alaska and I'm going with the rei credit card instead too."
Pros: "Nice and friendy crew, and it seems I can always hear the pilots on Alaska. On other airlines, they are hard to hear. Alaska pilots were pleasant to listen to, as well. Comfortable seats and good leg room at back of plane."
Cons: "My seat was full of crumbs when I boarded, hair was sticking out of the magazine in front of me. I wish there was some cleaning/disinfecting of the plane prior to a new flight boarding. It's flu season and that's exactly what I got 2 days after flying home. I gave the food and entertainment 1 star as I didn't use either. Should be a NA option."
Pros: "I changed my seat so a family could sit together. The seat I took wasn't quite as well located as the one I gave up so the attendant was so generous giving me a free movie and wine!"
Cons: "I liked everything. No complaints"
Pros: "First time flying Alaskan. Out of all the US-based airlines I flew with, Alaskan was the cleanest, friendliest, and quickest."
Pros: "Free movies!"
Pros: "We arrived half an hour early! Bags on time."
Pros: "Snacks are good and crew is very friendly. Kept us up to date with arrival times. Would fly again with Alaska"
Cons: "With delta, the movies are free. Didn't like that I had to pay for certain entertainment on Gogo"
Pros: "Very accommodating staff"
Pros: "The staff was extremely pleasant. Plenty of leg room. Departed on time and arrived ahead of schedule."
Cons: "We were asked to exit the plane at Tarmac and I was traveling with 2 little children. There were a lot of stairs to get off the plane and then walk back to terminal and then a lot of stairs were there to get back to terminal. I was hurting in my knee and my kids ears were hurting badly because the pressure was not controlled while landing. It was a very bad experience and I will definitely think twice about flying Alaska again."
Pros: "Captain's flight commentary good Crew fine. Plane fine."
Cons: "slow, untimely, disorganized boarding Couldn't get seat assignment online or at airport."
Pros: "Was seated by a very nice couple."
Cons: "The plane was crowded. I was very upset to find that on a 6 hour flight I not only had to pay for entertainment I didn't even get to finish watching what I paid for. Was really pissed that on a 6 hour flight I had to starve because you also charge for food! Didn't have a credit card only cash that was refused so I was unable to eat."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "Space between the rows is narrow, I understand it has nothing to do with the flight itself."
Pros: "The flight crew supplied plenty of drinks throughout the flight."
Cons: "Those seats are just never comfortable in economy class. They need lumbar adjustment."
Pros: "Flight service kept things light and friendly, efficient. Although the takeoff was late, attempts were made to shorten the flight so that overall delay was minimized on the back end. Thank you!"
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "New equipment"
Cons: "Sparse food."
Pros: "Flight was 30min faster than we expect, awesome :) we arrived 30min earlier :) she was the most beautiful pilot i ever saw. ."
Cons: "Everything was just fine. ."
Pros: "Seats were not bad - headrests actually fit my head right!"
Pros: "Great service and extremely friendly staff. Brand new plane. More economy legroom then other carriers"
Cons: "This flight was first delayed, then not listed on the reader board. Then the flight added a stop over in Seattle for the the only reason that the crew was maximizing their allowed time to work. This delayed arrival at final destination. They could have brought on a fresh crew in Chicago but they did not do that."
Cons: "A child crying the whole trip behind my seat. No effort by mother to stop child from crying"
Pros: "Arrived on time even tho it took off late."
Cons: "I don't believe I was offered the chance to reserve a better seat when I made my reservation."
Pros: "The fact I was going home."
Cons: "I've never been treated the way I was treated on an Alaska Airlines flight. I flew Delta there and Alaska Airlines home. The flight crew made rude comments about some of the other passengers. I'd I can hear them so can the other passengers. I will say my flight from Seattle to Anchorage was better. The Chicago to Seattle had me on the verge of tears. I think Delta may be choice to travel from now on. . I don't like paying all that $$ to be treated like I'm an irritation or nuisance on Mother's Day no less."
Cons: "They were out of almost everything to eat as well as alcoholic beverages."
Pros: "We arrived alive"
Cons: "Very small, cramped plane and they managed to completely lose one of the items I checked that I have still yet to receive. Wouldn't have been so bad if they didn't only have 1 attendant working the baggage claim desk at RIC, causing me to stand in line for 30 minutes for them to essentially yell me that they had no clue where my bag was. If I had realized the second leg of the trip was overseen by American Airlines and not an Alaska affiliate, I would have likely chosen another flight."
Pros: "Everything was great. I like Alaska a lot!!"
Pros: "La tripulación y el Abordaje , personal amable y servicial en todo momento"
Cons: "Los asientos son muy duros e incómodos para vuelos Largos"
Pros: "One of the flight crew sang us an original song just before landing. It included directions on safety etc. and it was delightful, funny and sweet. Then when I was in the terminal two of the same crew helped me figure out how to get to baggage claim."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Friendly, caring, and knowledgable staff"
Cons: "No hot food choice on 6+ hour flight."
Pros: "Boeing plane was so comfortable and modern and new."
Pros: "Great airline and service!"
Cons: "Small overhead bins. If your carry on is slightly larger you will have to check it."
Pros: "More legroom than expected."
Cons: "Movies were not free."
Cons: "I got a "faux" window seat and felt very claustrophobic and misled."
Pros: "The crew and passengers were friendly. The most fun I've had in a plane in a long time!"
Cons: "Nothing! It was great!"
Pros: "On time & easy"
Cons: "Nothing I remember"
Cons: "I had tried multiple times to get a seat at the ticket counter and at the departure gate...when I was finally able to get a seat there were no aisle seats available...that was not helpful as I am required to get up every 1.5 hours and walk around the cabin because of health issues Beverage service was once and no snacks..I am used to this so brought along some snacks but it would have been nice to have peanuts and not only a cold drink but then some coffee."
Cons: "No room for my carry on bag! Had to check it. Not good. Had a tight timeline. Upon arrival at ORD was told bags would be at carousel 2/3. This was confirmed by Alaska personnel at ORD after exiting plane. Waited for 25 minutes. No bag. Inquired again with Alaska personnel at baggage claim. Was told bags were at carousel 5. Huh? Screwed up my evening plans."
Pros: "Best price"
Cons: "On display travel info"
Pros: "The turkey sandwich I had was made with actual sliced turkey, not deli meat. This was a treat for airplane food, and it wasn't very overpriced. It was also a very spacious, comfortable flight. The crew were very friendly and helpful. Alaska is definitely one of my preferred airlines."
Cons: "The flight was a little longer than it normally is, but I think there were some strong winds which slowed it down."
Pros: "Friendly, professional, easy going & helpful staff. Comfortable seats, with plenty of leg room (I'm slim and 5"6"). I like that carry-on bags can easily be checked at the gate (when flights are full), and that there is no penalty for doing so."
Cons: "Boxed meal (Mediterranean Tapas) was missing an item that was listed on the menu."
Pros: "I was given a surprise upgrade after a very long week. It was amazing! The flight crew was fun and they took excellent care of me. Thank you so much."
Pros: "Polite staff, awesome service."
Cons: "We would enjoy free wifi even if we can't have free movie streaming."
Cons: "I cancelled my flight, and although I purchased flight insurance, still ended up having to do a bunch of paperwork and losing money. After experiencing cancellations on other flights, this was by far the worst. The $150 cancellation charge on Alaska is unbelivable and the insurance KAYAK provided through Allianz was awful."
Pros: "Seat space for each passenger"
Pros: "crew was supportive. wifi in the flight"
Cons: "the wait time and the boarding, off boarding of the flight. No electricity in the aircraft."
Cons: "IT WAS TWO BOURS LATE!"
Pros: "More leg room Affordable prices Snacks dunkin donut coffee Pleasant flight attendant Punctuality"
Pros: "This flight is 3 + hours delayed, and I think it’s because Jet Blue didn’t have a full flight for the 8:30 am departure, this is unacceptable and I need to be compensated for my time Winston White"
Cons: "This flight is 3 + hours delayed, and I think it’s because Jet Blue didn’t have a full flight for the 8:30 am departure, this is unacceptable and I need to be compensated for my time Winston White"
Pros: "The crew talked a big game. They were ready for anything, including loss of cabin pressure, paid snacks, and even a water landing."
Cons: "No water landing! I was excited to float around on a hot day, go down an awesome slide, and catch some sick waves, but come on people, we never even got a chance!"
Cons: "could not make it in time. Then we got on plane and pilot said it was an electrical problem on the flight but the generators were now up and at em again. Very hair raising ride for me - got in at 2:30 am with another hour to drive home - and I lost a LOT of confidence which I have always had in Jet Blue. I hope this is not the future we can expect with you"
Pros: "How easy it was to board"
Cons: "When I asked if there was any chance I could sit with my family they were nice enough to change are setting. Just a thought if the setting is random when you check in for your flight somewhere the computer should at least work with putting the last names together just a thought."
Pros: "Roomy seats, good snacks, great crew!"
Pros: "The crews were very friendly A lot of options from direct tv and other entertainment programs The seats were wide enough Free Wifi"
Cons: "The plane got 2 hours delayed The screen was too small There was no charger on the plane Food option was limited"
Pros: "Entertainment, food, crew, and cleanliness were 100000% on point. Loved it."
Cons: "Turbulence and the flight was longer than necessary because we had to go around bad weather. Not the fault of JetBlue!"
Pros: "Cheerful, efficient service. No hidden costs. Free gate to gate WiFi. Comfortable seats. Never flown them before and they are now at the top of my list."
Cons: "Nothing yet."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Flight was very late leaving Chicago. We sat on the plane for quite a while (over 30 min) shut up tight with little air circulation AND no information about why we were not leaving the gate. Flight crew were not very friendly - almost "marched" up and down the aisle and barked at people."
Pros: "Adequate leg room and ability to take a carry on we if your extra charge"
Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly staff, nice choice of snacks and beverages. The JetBlue app is very useful."
Cons: "My in flight entertainment never worked. All I had available to look at was the JetBlue commercial channel showing me all of the entertainment I wasn’t able to watch. Not even the live view map worked. One of the attendants said something about resetting the system but I didn’t notice a change. I said something to one of the attendants a little later and she tried doing a reset again, but still no success. I could see other screens working fine and people were watching various programs while I just stared at a static map of the continental United States. Oh well, at least I was able to stream Netflix because of the free inflight WiFi."
Pros: "comfortable seats TV great beverages--actually get can or bottle"
Cons: "when we checked it, did not put us together"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and we would have missed our connection in NYC. So we had to cancel the trip."
Pros: "Good snacks, entertainment and excellent WiFi. Boarding was efficient and seats were comfortable."
Cons: "We arrived later for almost 2 hours"
Pros: "Per usual crew and plan itself were nice"
Cons: "Flight was delayed about 3 hours from scheduled take off"
Cons: "my flight was delayed for 2 hours and there was no compensation for it"
Pros: "The system was down at my seat. No wifi"
Pros: "Our flight attendant Jeramy was FABULOUS!!"
Pros: "The fact that the flight was short"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "The comfort of the seats are amazing. I was able to sleep through almost all of the flight."
Pros: "Bring her own earphones as then u can listen to their varied entertainment channels. Gave free snacks & there was quite an assortment so I wasn’t stuck w pretzels again. Free soft drinks; nice flight attendants & smooth ride from Chicago to NY"
Pros: "No gate, waited 2 hours in plane"
Cons: "Late boarding with little communication. Equipment failure delayed the flight after pushing from the gate. Additional delay of 10 mins one we got to the destination gate."
Pros: "Everything is ok"
Cons: "Not a thing"
Cons: "When I scanned my boarding pass the Jetblue staff member told me my carry on was too big and had to be checked. This was puzzling to me because I travel often and do not have a problem with that bag. As I was sitting on the plane I saw everyone's bag's were bigger especially the man next to me. His was significantly larger and he had a large duffle bag between his legs causing him to manspread into my area. and yet i was told "make sure your purse is under the seat" seriously?! What about his giant duffle bag and huge carry on roller?!"
Pros: "Captain and crew"
Cons: "Luggage handling"
Pros: "You took great care of my wife who needed a wheelchair. the flight itself was delayed due to weather. I totally understand. I love the extra legroom"
Cons: "Movies didn't work and we were one hour delayed on the runway."
Pros: "The only good things about this flight were: - The crew at the gate were very friendly and attentive - We arrived safely without incident"
Cons: "We were delayed 2 times before boarding. We were delayed 1 more time while on the plane. The pilot told us there was equipment trouble that had been fixed, but there was paperwork to fill out and it would only be a few minutes...and then radio silence for 30 minutes before pulling back. The flight attendants rushed through the pre-flight announcents and I could only understand about 60% of it due to speed, volume and accent. Despite asking me for my drink order, it never came...and I only heard a few soda cans pop open at all. Did they just decide not to serve us? She even gave me a napkin for it. Luckily when they put the snack basket in front of me, there was a tiny bottle of water, which I grabbed...little did I know, that was all I would get. The flight attendants were just tapping in the back of the plane the rest of the flight. They didn’t even bother collecting garbage until we were on final approach. They also never did the normal checks before landing."
Cons: "flight was delayed 2 hours :("
Pros: "Crew was happy and friendly"
Cons: "Can’t think of anything"
Pros: "They refund me the money"
Cons: "I almost lost my international connection, had to pay double to get my destination on time"
Pros: "Ez check in with kiosk"
Cons: "I would like to see an organic food option, even with a fee if necessary. Recommendation, fruit like banana or apple. Certified organic."
Pros: "Boarding system efficient. Lots of leg room. Choice of snacks. Good service."
Pros: "Entertainment on board"
Cons: "My flights was delayed"
Pros: "Gave me my refund!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 5 times without sufficient reason. Weather was clear. Had to ask for a refund after the 6th delay. Missed an important event."
Pros: "Extra leg room"
Cons: "On both legs of our vacation, going and coming we experienced long delays , 2 hours Boston.to Vhicago and 3 hours Chicago to Boston"
Pros: "This was my first time with JetBlue and I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the plane. It was pretty comfortable"
Pros: "Friendly staff and the on board entertainment and snacks"
Cons: "The last time I took JetBlue the flight was delayed by almost 3 hours"
Pros: "Great seats"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1:30."
Pros: "Crew was great. Captain provided lots of updates and provided useful site information prior to landing"
Cons: "TV kept on blacking out"
Pros: "The staff is great, the seats are comfortable, and the food is good"
Pros: "Very helpful customer service, really appreciate their help."
Cons: "I took two JetBlue flights within 4 days, both with delays > 2 hr for mechanical issues. I can count on one hand the number of times I've been significantly delayed in the past 5 years, especially when not in the winter. JetBlue, please fix whatever is wrong with your planes. I've otherwise had nothing but positive experiences with them."
Pros: "Nothing to like. Got to destination 3 hours late each way."
Cons: "No apparent reason for delays except poor planning and inefficiency."
Cons: "No satellite TV en-route."
Cons: "Connection flight was only 30 min, plus the 1st flight was delayed... Causing I missed the 2 nd flight"
Pros: "Great crew members. Very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "No mechanical failures or delays would be nice"
Cons: "I had a tight connection, but made it to the gate in time. I walked down the jetway to what appeared to be a locked door, with no one there to guide me on how to board. It turns out there was a stairwell at the end of the jetway, which was to take me to a bus on the tarmac. This was very stressful."
Cons: "uncomfortable seats, thin seat cushions"
Pros: "very nice crew"
Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."
Pros: "Just fine, beverage service was friendly."
Cons: "The entertainment system was out the entire flight. The flight attendants were just talking to each other as we left, even when I tried to say thank you."
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Don’t change my chosen seat that I paid for as I am entering the plane without my knowledge and acceptance"
Pros: "The entire thing, food, service, and ..."
Cons: "More room in each seat"
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "If there could have been some sort of service at DTW to take customers to the gate of their connecting flight, for cases of really short time window of course, it’d be extremely helpful."
Pros: "Staff from Check in to aircraft very pleasant. Snack choice in Coach impressive."
Cons: "The flight was not comfortable and shaking as if it is about to explode"
Cons: "At least one hour late"
Pros: "Cabin crew were very good. Very pleasant."
Cons: "Unpacking wet clothes from one of my bags. It must have been left out in the rain for some time. I filed a separate complaint with Delta."
Pros: "I liked the cookies and juice. The interactive screen to watch something. The cleanliness. The price. On time. The service. Thank you. The excitement of flying."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Flight attendant was not willing to go above and beyond as he stated he would. My husband asked for a coke and the flight attendant told him he could only get water."
Pros: "Food and service was amazing."
Pros: "Hot towel was a plus"
Cons: "The seats weren't that comfortable"
Pros: "The crew at the airport was very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "No food; not even offered water; I asked a Delta employee about our seats and she was very unprofessional (mind you I'm traveling with kids and my boarding pass said that seats were to be assigned at the gate)."
Cons: "When my flight with American Airlines cancelled, I felt so panicked because I needed to be in Florida on Saturday night. But thankfully, lady who works for American Airlines solved my problem on the phone in couple of minutes easily. After that, when we were boarding to the aircraft, there was a cabin attendant lady. She came to us and ask me and my mother if we can talk English.I answered her with yes we can, but she demands to talk with my mother. And English is not her native language, but it doesn't prove that she doesn't know it. She tried to ask questions to her like, "where were you today?" so we couldn't really understand the reason for her to ask those questions in the first place. So we couldn't really say anything. While we were talking about my mother's English, the all aircraft was watching us, and trying to figure out what was going on. After all, she made us to sit there and wait her to replace us with other passengers. We waited the whole aircraft to be seated, then she took us to another seat with my mother. I can understand that it is her job but I'm not sure, if it had to be that much discomfort. We got pretty upset about it and it affects our flight quality. Plus, while cabin crew serving beverages, they didn't really ask us anything. We needed to call them for our order. To be honest, I would never flight with Delta. It was a disappointment."
Pros: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos, please reimburse on the credit card"
Cons: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos of the studio and musicians"
Pros: "Flight attendant was great!"
Pros: "Easy to boar, no delay and arrived on time"
Cons: "One of the flight attendant was a little rude to some passengers."
Pros: "No issues boarding as a group of 6, including one child. We all had at least a personal item and/or a carry-on to stow. The flight was easy, comfortable, and the free movies were current and definitely helped pass the time."
Cons: "We were seated right behind the delta comfort+ and saw the special snacks they got. Being teased by that is not a huge deal, just a little disappointed by the regular snack selection, the snack mix was definitely subpar."
Pros: "Getting home in one piece"
Cons: "Why do airlines schedule 2 flights for the exact same time in the exact same gate? Just to watch passengers squeeze in like cattle??"
Pros: "Crew member Lori was exceptional. Great detail to safety and customer service!"
Pros: "Landed from Sydney at 8am. Flew to San Francisco at 4pm. Long wait. Not good."
Cons: "Landed in Los Angeles at 8am. Left for San Francisco at 4pm. Aweful."
Pros: "We didn’t order food"
Pros: "I liked the plane being on time & a smooth flight. The crew was great too."
Pros: "The crew was fantastic. I generally love flying Delta and find their crew to always be very professional and kind."
Cons: "As this was a smaller, regional jet, there weren't a lot of amenities. But that's fine, it's only a 40-minute flight!"
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: "First flight"
Cons: "Too packed"
Pros: "The staff and crew were so helpful and friendly! Stress free flight."
Pros: "The flight crew were really nice and I was really comfortable in the Comfort+ section of the plane. It's a nice upgrade for Delta and hope the other airlines follow suit. Granted I had a very active infant, I didn't have any problems."
Cons: "They should provide good hindi movies and songs in the flight"
Cons: "The flight crew and staff were all great!"
Pros: "It was only 1.5 hr flight."
Cons: "Apparently Delta has decided even if you have a qualified KTN, they can arbitrary decide not to honor do you cannot precheck thru TSA. No way to input KTN at purchase on website and couldn't get it done at ticket counter. Thanks Delta"
Pros: "Left reasonably on time, arrived a bit early, able to find overhead storage for my roll-on, even boarding in Zone 3"
Cons: "Very tightly packed; minimal comfort for the flight."
Pros: "On time, efficient boarding, no lines or delays. Attendants not as top notch as on the domestic leg but we're friendly and efficient. Loved the seat back entertainment options, watched a movie, listened to 2 podcasts, and enjoyed some excellent blues music. All while tracking he flight progress. Made the 6 hour flight go by quickly and not mind the bumpy air in the tropics."
Pros: "The crew friendly,boarding was easy the flight was comfortable they even went around and gave blankets they could do a little more with the snacks. There were TVs so the entertainment was really good. Seats didn't go back, wish they did."
Cons: "I wish they had more snacks like JetBlue but all was fine."
Cons: "Access to LGA has become too problematic due to the construction. We will use other airports on our future trips to NY"
Pros: "When you are delayed, there is not much to commend."
Cons: "Delayed. That pretty well says it all."
Pros: "The staff was friendly and curtious"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I didn't get my luggage with me when I arrived to casablanca as I lived 4 hours away from the casablanca. I have to come back the next day to get my luggage. I was very mad about it.plus I noticed one of my luggage has been damaged so now I have to buy another one because I can t use it. It was disgusting."
Pros: "Movies- pro staff"
Pros: "The flight crew was nice and polite. They served drinks and snacks in a timely manner while on the flight."
Cons: "Flight was scheduled to leave early, the plane arrived, but they couldn't turn the plane around fast enough. We left the gat late, then pilot said we would still be arriving half an hour early. We arrived about 45 minutes late, and that was a problem because our connecting flight was due to depart now in 15 minutes. Lightning forced the airport to shutdown, which was great, we had a chance to catch our flight, but we were stuck in the airplane, and we couldn't get to our gate until the all-clear. I know this is not Delta's fault, but they did arrive quite late on a flight that, according to them, would be early. They also never communicated to the other flight that there were several passengers catching that connection. So by the time we had ran to catch our connection they had closed the ramp. Lightning hit again, and they shutdown the airport once again, so the airplane was still at the gate for about an hour, and they did not allow the 20+ passengers to board that plane, which was right there. So frustrating. The only thing that saved it was that our new flight was the new airbus, and although it left an hour and a half later, the comfort level was phenomenal."
Pros: "Everything was great from the check in process to the de-planing in Detroit. When we checked in at SLC the agent used my last name, which showed me the extra mile Delta staff will go to make the travel with them professional and curious. The flight left on time and when we arrived in Detroit our bags were already there waiting for us. Couldn't have asked for more!"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "I had a reserved Comfort Class Aisle seat, purchased at time of reservation and showing as my assigned seat through printing of boarding pass. At the gate, my seat was reassigned to a middle seat. This is a huge problem for me, as my back and leg injuries require the ability to stretch and move frequently. When complaining on Delta phone lines, I was told that the seat was needed for a Diamond member and therefore was "policy" to bump. Although I eventually received some compensation for the fact I paid more for the original seat, I remain very disappointed in Delta, if this is indeed the policy."
Pros: "was just ok, nothing spectacular"
Cons: "west jet customer service reps in mobay are no good. they need customer service training"
Pros: "Very efficient boarding and great crew!!"
Pros: "This was an older plane with no upgrades including no Internet and the very small poor quality Monitors in the back of the seat in front of each passenger. The seats were very uncomfortable. The transfer in Vancouver after customs involved going outside in the cold to and from the bus. There was no warning. The customs area red jacketed help personnel told us that it was just as fast to go throught the general customs are instead of using our Nexus cards and this turned out to take forever. So very disappointing."
Cons: "Better communication at all levels. Remember that the overall strength of a chain is only as strong as its weakest link and this trip had many weak links for us making it a challenge."
Pros: "Emergency exit seat row had so much room!"
Pros: "Roomie seat. Professional curdious crew. Fast smooth flight. Westjet connect access for entertainment."
Pros: "The staff are what made the flight great."
Pros: "Newest 787 plane in the fleet. Really comfortable seats and terrific in-flight entertainment"
Cons: "From Vancouver to Los Angeles no screen seats no Entertainment"
Pros: "Swat was okay, crew was great"
Cons: "Wifi no work, loading was a bit of a joke"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Professional."
Cons: "Flight was three hours late (not because of weather). Pilots left seatbelt sign on during whole flight even though there was minimal turbulence."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and courteous. The trips were on schedule."
Cons: "The food selection was poor and they were out of my first choice from that limited selection. Also, it seemed pricey for what it was. I was disappointed to find no crossword or sudoku puzzles in their magazine."
Pros: "Price is great"
Cons: "Lost my luggage"
Pros: "I had a 20 minute wait to do my bag drop and I was already checked in."
Cons: "Wish there were more staff in to accept pre paid checked baggage. Very frustrating to have such a long wait time when I was already checked in. However I would definitely fly WestJet again. The staff was very friendly!"
Pros: "First time with the airline and I’am very pleased!"
Cons: "No tv :/"
Pros: "on Time, smooth fight, great staff"
Cons: "no more TV in the seats. Not everyone fly's with electronic devices"
Pros: "All it was good."
Cons: "We were 25 minutes late and they did not let us board."
Pros: "Had a fantastic experience on my first round trip with WestJet. Very satisfied, would definitely fly them again. I also liked how we were able to clear Customers BEFORE we departed from YVR; made the arrival that much smoother when we landed at SFO"
Cons: "first time taking a westjet flight and we sat on plane for 2 hours before takeoff. disappointing"
Pros: "Service was pleasant and everything on time."
Pros: "WestJet is by far the friendliest and most professional airline"
Pros: "Was nice clean short flight. Pleasant stewardesses. Food was lacking but normal now for short flight"
Cons: "Entertainment only with app loaded devices"
Pros: "I loved flying West Jet and would happily do it again. The food was good (preordered) and we got to our destination safe and sound which is always much appreciated. Our flight was on time and we had no trouble boarding or any technical issues at all."
Cons: "I didn't like how internet/any entertainment had to be pre paid. We already pay a lot (even for the food...$9 wraps!), so to charge for literally everything seems a little much. Also not a fan of the reclining seats. We have zero leg room to begin with, I don't need some stranger crushing my knee because he wants to attempt to move back. I just shoved my knee into the back of the chair so he couldn't move back anymore."
Cons: "No headsets Ran out of several of the food items -- I was in row 10 and they served from the front.... A bit disorganized boarding process but it was Mexico ... Comfort? The seats are way too crowded, and the guy in front of me put his seat all the way back so it was very uncomfortable."
Pros: "We arrived 40 minutes early. Yeah after having started our trip at 1:00 AM. Staff was great and westjet connect worked well."
Cons: "Late landing as usual and YEG's ground crew wasn't ready ... also as usual."
Pros: "Quick boarding, friendly crew."
Cons: "Not enough legroom."
Pros: "Tall dark haired flight attendant from Prince Edward Island was very accommodating is very professional. He had his jacket the whole time and it made flying on west jet seem sophisticated and like we were important enough to dress up for. Also the female flight attendant that did the announcements was great. She made the announcements in a friendly, slightly humorous way rather than sounding bored and businesslike and "let's just get through this" manner."
Cons: "Lack of ice for drinks and snacks. Also, I have noticed that on many flights now, they start with paid service and then free beverage service and often that is about 2 hours into the flight. I realize you probably do that to keep those who need booze from getting anxious or angry, etc. and to make money, but it makes me, who paid the same for my ticket, feel iike steerage class. It would be nice if those of us who aren't puchasing booze (which also includes those who want booze) could get served first, then do the paid. These are little things, but would distinguish you from others. If I knew when I flew with West Jet I could have several packs of crackers or cookies or a small cheese and cracker pack along with ice in my drink and quick soft drink service along with flight attendants that were allowed to be friendly and have a sense of humor, I would consider West Jet more often and even pay a little more. I would pay to be treated a little better than the others."
Pros: "Staff and aervice was great! No complaint!"
Cons: "We had to put our carry on bags a little far away from our seats"
Pros: "Flight was delayed hours. Met the most amazing man on the flight ahead of me to Calgary. He waited at the airport for my flight to land. Sometimes delays are just meant to be. Lots of commuting travel in our future..."
Pros: "We got in the plane past the set time. But within reasonable tardiness. We landed a few minutes after the scheduled time. Our bags were right there when we walked out of customs"
Cons: "The cookies/nachos"
Pros: "Quick flight, boarding in Vancouver easy, close to security, it crowded."
Cons: "Connection in Toronto was tight. The flight to bos boarded late so we didn’t miss it but we cleared security and customs to US and ended up there 5 min after scheduled pre boarding time."
Pros: "Actually,and sadly, not very much."
Cons: "These guys just will not take any action to seat you next to the people you would like to sit with, even if you are married to them and have been for over 30 years! No amount of asking nicely will get you any action at all. Six hour flights and you get a coffee and cookie. Flight stewardess makes you wait in the aisle behind row 3 for the bathroom - sure, just stand there and tower over some other poor traveller, don't stand right next to me - I'm a flight stewardess for goodness sakes! Having flown professionally, and for business and leisure for over 40 years I offer this advice - pick another airline - these guys do not deserve to be in the business."
Pros: "Quick boarding on departure and exit at arrival."
Cons: "Delayed flight."
Pros: "Staff were great"
Cons: "Waited almost half an hour upon arrival to Calgary for a port"
Pros: "The crew, as always, was warm, welcoming and very attentive from check-in to the plane. I also enjoyed the snacks that were served."
Cons: "Being stopped at every connection for screening. No communication about why. Nearly missing the connection due to the screenings. Being held in holding because it was being confirmed that my bag would make it on my next flight and then once confirmed it never made it anyways!!! Unprofessional and poorly executed all the way through."
Pros: "Space of the plane"
Cons: "Having to have a physical boarding pass and keep having to get it checked."
Pros: "I loved having the econnect so that I was able to control my own entertainment. The app is good for tracking the flight status. The staff were lovely."
Cons: "Nothing was bad. I am Very impressed and looking forward to the return flight."
Pros: "The flight attendants where really nice and so was the service wouldn't change a thing here."
Cons: "I didn't like that someone was reclining in there seat in front of me and it was so far down that it was uncomfortable even to sit in my seat or get to my table. Also was very disappointed that I had to pay for food even though it was way over 8 hours, in the end didn't even bother about food was not much of a choice. Also no TV on this long haul flight was really disappointed again, so I had to pay for a tablet was hugely disappointed. Needed more leg room was cramped on this flight."
Pros: "The staff were friendly as they had to deal with many annoyed customers. I thought the staff handled the constant delays and cancellations well."
Cons: "My flight to Calgary never happened. In fact due to weather conditions, many, many flights were delayed, some cancelled. No more flights to Penticton, so I had to take a flight to Kelowna after 6:00pm or fly the next day. I met a couple to share a ride to Penticton once I reached Kelowna. My luggage was lost in Calgary and so I went on to Penticton, to Osoyoos. The next day, West Jet delivered my suitcase to me. I appreciate the voucher I was given to buy a few things and the promptness of my luggage. We live in Canada, the weather in the winter can be quite an annoyance and so it was last week."
Pros: "Honor of on board crew."
Cons: "Bumpy! And delay. Both due to weather, but contributing to a less than optimal flight."
Pros: "Landed 10 minutes early. Good landing in tough conditions"
Pros: "Flights were on time and luggage arrived safely."
Cons: "I couldn't access inflght movies as I didn't realize I had to have the WestJet App downloaded prior to the flight. In any event I like having a screen in front of me rather than looking at a tiny Android screen. Also on a 5 hour flight it seems we should get a hot meal rather than having to pay extra for meals."
Pros: "The crew were polite friendly great customer service"
Cons: "There was only food for purchase which I did not try, entertainment also did not use as I did not have the app"
Pros: "Flight was very pleasant, not full, on time and seats had electrical outlets and USB ports."
Cons: "They destroyed my checked luggage and refused to give me an adequate replacement. They also refused to cover for the resulting damages to my items."
Pros: "Pleasant flight food and entertainment no used crew helpful and courteous comfort ... seats too close as always but plenty of bin space due to them asking people to check carry on luggage for free ...great idea"
Pros: "Stayed patient with the large, young group aboard. Didn't let that stress bleed over to other passengers"
Cons: "Good flight"
Cons: "They loose my luggage!!!!!!"
Cons: "Flight delay led us to miss our connecting flight. Air Canada then lost our luggage for 6 days on our honeymoon!"
Cons: "The seats are large, but they tilt forward. I'm 6'2" and have anxiety issues related to spinal problems. That forward pitch in the seat (half way up the seat) is an painful problem for people like me."
Cons: "Departure was late, causing me to have to run to the next gate"
Cons: "We were walking towards our seats near the end of the aircraft when this flight attendant stopped us from loading our hand luggage in the overhead bins. She made us stuff them under the seats in front of us. There was space im the overhead bin, but there was a bunch of stuff that belonged to the cabin crew. Rude."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Long wait for ticketing and at customs during transfer"
Pros: "One kind guy at air Canada in Toronto who was very helpful considering the lack of help from every one else. Arrived at 2 in morning exhausted."
Cons: "Attitude of staff"
Pros: "Air Canada is my favorite airline to fly. The employees are always helpful, from checking in to the flight crew."
Cons: "I only wish Economy had more leg room."
Pros: "I liked that we got a lot of food, and the movies were very good. Groups for boarding made sense and we boarded quickly"
Cons: "it was late and despite being 4.5 hours there were no free snacks or food. Only one toilet which we could never use bc of constant turbulence."
Cons: "Taxied to runway, but had to go back to terminal due to one seat not staying in upright position. Flight was about an hour late then."
Cons: "No personal tv on an international flight. The tickets were pretty expensive, I would have expected a personal tv instead of having to use my cell phone- especially with spotty wifi. Chairs weren't very comfortable and the food was so so."
Pros: "The crew was attentive."
Cons: "The head phone slot did not work. Then the TVs went out which did not matter because I could not listen to them anyway."
Pros: "When I had to reschedule they were very nice about making sure that I had the information I needed and they gave me great seats on the way to London."
Cons: "My flight was Delayed and I had to reschedule that was unfortunate."
Pros: "There was nothing redeeming about this flight."
Cons: "Delay caused us to almost miss our flight to Dublin. Rude staff, and overall disappointing. I will not be flying on Air Canada again."
Pros: "Great Pilots The pilots were great! The weather was not optimal, but they did a great job of making us as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "Better Quality Food Needed The salted plate served was sub-standard. Also, it was full of salt and poses health risk for many people. In the past, better food was served including a pot pie. Also, the staff should be more aware of the wines to be served. And there is not enough attention paid to service in the executive cabin as the attendant runs back and forth between both cabins."
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "The plane boarded early and the food was not good. The pasta was over cooked and essentially a mash."
Pros: "Nothing to like about this airline. Horrible people especially in toronto, really unhelpful, extremely rude."
Cons: "Air line decided they didn't want me to take my connecting flight. Removed my luggage without consulting with me. Offered me a disgusting hotel. Forced me to pay out of pocket for food, taxis, transfers and my own hotel choice. Staff were so rude. No explanation to why they removed my bags. I made it in plenty of time for my connecting flight but airline had just decided. No staff member was interested in answering my questions or helping. They all just wanted to sod off home. they just didn't care."
Pros: "Despite weather travel delayed I was taken care of very well. Comfortable seats. More leg room. Friendly, calm crew."
Cons: "We were not given the option to change our flight out from Chicago when we knew we wouldn't make the connection in Montreal due to weather."
Pros: "The plane was new and pretty clean"
Cons: "Food was horrible. Crew was useless. No organization."
Pros: "The plane was delayed and I had a short layover so I was maybe not going to make it to my next flight so they transferred me to another airline and was upgraded to first class for free!"
Cons: "I disliked that my flight was originally at 4 pm and the one that I was changed to didn't leave until 8 pm"
Pros: "The food was very good, and the alcohol was free even the second time around which i liked"
Pros: "Very friendly staff."
Cons: "Left late so missed connection. Was put up in a mediocre hotel."
Cons: "Not enough time to go through customs. Missed connection."
Cons: "Deplaning and entering the terminal was delayed substantially."
Pros: "Very friendly crew. Smooth flight."
Cons: "No entertainment. Great person sat next to me."
Pros: "The crew was very nice."
Cons: "It was like flying in 1995. They may want to consider buying more modern planes."
Pros: "This is awful flight coz I brought it from kayak"
Cons: "Flight delayed due to plane defect. Stayed in plane for more than 5 hours. Baggage lost. Never made it on time"
Cons: "No free alcohol. Lights didn't turn off ever so I could get some sleep."
Pros: "the crew was great, food was alright, and overall I enjoyed my flight"
Cons: "the only entertainment was able to connect to apple products or a renatble iPad. I don't have an apple product so that was a bit annoying"
Pros: "The crew on the flight was nice, and the entertainment was good."
Cons: "Our first Air Canada flight was 2hr delayed due to mechanical error. After a 2hr delay, we finally flew for 1hr, had awful turbulence on the way down, and got to Toronto only to find out there was no customer service desk. We missed our connection with Luftanza and had to fly Air Canada again. First off, we couldn't get on another flight until the next morning. Then the desk never called the hotel they gave us the voucher for, so when we showed up at midnight the hotel was fully booked and had no room for us. We had to fly into Heathrow instead of Gatwick (final destination was Brighton for an international conference). We missed the entire first day of the meeting and had to rent a car for 65 pounds each to take us to Brighton from Heathrow, finally arriving at our hotel by midnight. The customer service was non-existent for Air Canada. We literally are going to have to email them."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable. Entertainment choices were varied and generous."
Cons: "o'Hare needs an upgrade."
Pros: "How quick it waz"
Cons: "How close the seats were"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Very smooth flight. Easy to navigate terminal."
Pros: "I liked the way they handled the rain delay. Although inconvenient, they were transparent with the process"
Cons: "The lack of certainty whether we were removed or stilling our connecting flight to delay."
Pros: "On board service Comfortable seating and space On time dep. & arrival"
Pros: "The crew was good!"
Cons: "I wished that there were opportunities given for beverages. I also would have liked more explanations on how to connect to the entertainment."
Pros: "I like having the trip map in front of me so I can track progress. Usually I don't get it on flights this short."
Pros: "The crew was friendly, there was entertainment available via the display on the back of the seat."
Cons: "The touchscreen display wasn't working properly, making it difficult to control things like volume. I would have preferred a display with physical buttons that took a bit more time than the weirdly synced touch screen"
Pros: "Exceptional ground staff particularly the gentleman who checked me-in in ORD and the German speaking lady in YYZ (gate agent). Also the gate agent in FRA. last but not least, the Very friendly crews on all 3 segments"
Cons: "The food was a bit blend and not worth the calories."
Cons: "Could not reserve seats at purchase."
Cons: "No food whatsoever? Not even cookies or pretzels... Lame."
Cons: "Ticketed for Air Canada, but it was a code share flight with United Airlines. The check in at United took over 15 minutes because my reservation was not recognized by the United online system. Luckily a United agent was able to work through my paperwork and get me checked in, with luggage, via Ottawa to London, Heathrow. However, at the boarding gate for my flight to Ottawa, my boarding pass was deemed invalid and it took another 15 minutes to issue a new boarding pass - with seating at the back of the bus. Was a frustrating/annoying process. Luckily I encountered two capable United employees who worked to resolve the issues."
Pros: "Nothing,Bad customer service and terrible accomodation. Will never use it again."
Cons: "Where do I even start. I was issued a ticked with which I required a canadian transit visa which was never mentioned anywhere. Now I had to get a whole new ticket because you didn't refund me anything. Thanks for that. Never using you guys again."
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