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Average price round-trip

$879 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$824 or less

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$573 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro

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7.9
Avianca
Overall score based on 13,077 reviews
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Nice and clean"

Pros: "The food and entrainment good"
Cons: "The crew, and services"

Pros: "The crew was friendly, neatly manicured, and smiling. They made sure I was comfortable and answered any questions I had."
Cons: "Make sure to repeat announcements in English if possible for non-Spanish speaking passengers"

Pros: "We never too this flight as Avianca cancelled our original flight. Your partner in Airfare.com was absolutely zero help in helping us resolve the issue. They told me I had to contact Avianca directly to resolve the matter. The only flights they had available were on different days."
Cons: "I am still trying to get a refund from the airline for a flight that they knew I was never going to take. I will never use any sort of third-party service for booking anything again. What is the point using it if it will be zero help when I did not cause the changes that occurred??"

Cons: "Boarding could be more friendly and confortable."

Pros: "My seatmate was the only good thing on this flight."
Cons: "Boarding left a majority of passengers standing on the ramp for 10+ minutes. Business boarding seems non-existent. Lavatory had no facial tissue and ran out of tp. Service was meh. Hand towels were heated up wet wipes. Hardware was ancient. Enforcing safety rules was not a priority."

Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "No problem"

Pros: "Seat was comfortable but I bring pillows, crew was nice"
Cons: "Was very warm"

Cons: "The air conditioning was on full blast midway thru the flight. EVERYONE reached for jackets. Unacceptable."

Pros: "The crew members where extremely nice. I had traveling on business class, with a seat that gets flat, so I was able to sleep most of the flight"
Cons: "The plane had something and was delayed for 3 hours"

Pros: "It’s a short flight so no food or drinks"

Pros: "I was unable to board flight due to lack of suffiecnt Visa proof."

Pros: "Buisenss class cabin service"
Cons: "Entertainment"

Cons: "The airplane was too cold"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The fact that I lost my flight because website vayama changed my flight itinerary and didn't airlines know"

Pros: "food"
Cons: "the service at the airport was terrible. personal is not enough and also the avianca customer service is awful. I will never use that airline bedore"

Pros: "Food and intertainment was good"
Cons: "Zero comfort The restrooms were stincking urine The seats were so close to each other that I could barely move in mine next to the window I truly hate the experience from Lima to Rio. I’ll never ever do it again."

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I plugged in my headphones grateful to have a personal monitor for entertainment on the long flight. However, I couldn't hear the movie. So I definitely couldn't enjoy some music. The passengers on either side of me also did not have working headphone outlets either. With some jiggling and pushing the headphone set in violently, I could get some sound, but not clear."

Pros: "Overall"
Cons: "It was almost half an hour late to departure"

Pros: "Delayed my trip 10 hours"

Pros: "As always a good service on time"

Pros: "Good movies"
Cons: "The food but taking in consideration it was economic maybe it's not so bad"

Pros: "...!"
Cons: "Food wasn’t the best , the staff at the plane was ok ( not the best for overnight long flight) ,the plane keeped doing an annoying noice"

Pros: "Kidness"

Pros: "Same than the previous flight. I really enjoyed the trip."

Pros: "I liked the crew and the eatability the fly. I liked also the security the airline provide, the clean and the comfort."
Cons: "I just didn't liked the space between the chairs, Is to tight. For far way travel is very discomfort."

Pros: "After a 5 hr delayed in which the boarding and flying time get passing by without anyone acknowledging the constant delays, we had a safe and uneventful flight."
Cons: "No notification that there was a delayed until you checked at the counter. Rude attendants that would disregard questions regarding the delays and then offered $12 voucher for lunch as if they were doing us a favor. Our flight was delayed from 4pm until originally 7pm.. Then when 7pm came and went we had to continually ask at the counter, because no information was provided.. Kept being told just a few minutes until boarding and then when it was almost time to board, we couldn't because the flying crew was delayed going through security. SERIOUSLY.. wouldn't you think that after all the delays, the crew would have already been ready to board as soon as possible. For most of the passengers our delayed caused us to be at the airport for at least 8 hrs. Since they ask to check in at least 3 hrs. prior to departing... You tell me if $12 voucher is enough to hold off for 8 hrs. When a soft drink and a sandwich was at least $15.. and that was for the cheap ones. This was my first time flying Avianca and will be my last. At least AMERICAN AIRLINES gives flight vouchers even if they are only 2 hrs delayed. A $12 voucher is a JOKE.. and there were 3 of us in my family. And they acted as if they were giving you a free flight."

Cons: "5+ hours in the airport. They only had 2 people in the counter."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Aeromexico checked my bag and instead of un clicking the belt on my luggage to open it they cut it off. When I picked up my bag at baggage claim at my final destination they didn't close my luggage and my clothes were hanging out!! Ridiculous. Also th flight attendants were rude and unprofessional!!! The food on the plane made me gag, it smelled and looked disgusting."

Cons: "The vegetarian option of the meal wasn't good."

Pros: "The plane was ok"
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "It so bad to recheck at the airport. These people made people upset."

Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"

Cons: "I have to ask 4 times b4 I get what I want."

Pros: "Timing"
Cons: "I know the space for legs is not great, but in a flight this long, with a kid, and none of the TVs working... Not cool."

Pros: "Glad to get a good meal. And free entertainment."
Cons: "Seat was a little hard after 4hrs."

Pros: "There was nothing exceptional on Avianca's service on this service."
Cons: "Flight was delayed to perform some last minute maintenance work and crew wasn't very organized during the boarding procedures."

Cons: "Un servicio terrible, desde las filas de chequeo , salimos mas de una hora tarde y media , en un avión que tuvimos que salir a la pista, para adorarlo soy una persona con discapacidad y subir y bajar esas gradas para mi fue traumático, esta gente sobreviene sus vuelos . TERRIBLE experiencia con AVIANCA"

Cons: "No personal entertainment system."

Cons: "Attitude of the employees, organization of the airline, no assistance what so ever, lost baggage most terrible flight ever"

Cons: "Headphone jack didn't work correctly. Had to hold it in for as long as I wanted to listen to the tv"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "The second flight (Bogotá to Rio de Janeiro) was delayed about 3 hours. The crew mainly spoke Spanish and would not say what was going on unless you asked them. Food was okay and the Airline was completely unorganized. You can only pick your seat 24 hours prior your flight! Price is good but that's about it!"

Pros: "The service was very good. The boarding was fast and orderly. The flight left on time and arrived a few minutes early. The pilots are the best!!! Safety is the #1 priority for this airline!! I will continue to fly with Avianca!"
Cons: "Avianca uses the Airbus A318, which is an older model WITHOUT the headrest entertainment unit. Fortunately, I had my fully charged iPad so this wasn't an issue. Note: the A318 does not have USB ports. Also, avoid row 9, it's directly in front of the emergency exit doors and the seats don't recline."

Pros: "Once on the plane things worked fine. Security who inspected carry-on claimed certain items were "weapons" and confiscated our personal goods. These were not weapons. Between overbooking and theftvofbproperty, not a good day."
Cons: "Avianca overbooked the plane and failed to notify us in advance. While the agent ultimately found us seats on another flight that worked with our connecting US flight, it took a very long time. We were able to make the "new" flight only because other travelers let us cut to the front of the line. Very upsetting."

Cons: "There was no one in first class and they wouldn't let older people or pregnant women go there for more comfort. I think that is really greedy."

Cons: "The flight attendant didn't give me any solution to the problem I has with my seat"

Pros: "I had an emergency row seat, giving me more space."
Cons: "This was an older plane both SFO-SAL and SAL-SFO. The ride back had tv screens every 5 seats or so."

Pros: "The tin that the coffee came in."
Cons: "Almost missing my connecting flight since the gate was changed from 52a to 51. Nice people helped me find my next movements."

Cons: "I didn't like that the entertainment on board didn't work !!! They also stole two phones from my bags"

Pros: "Very attentive and engaging crew."
Cons: "really nothing!"

Cons: "Roomier"

Pros: "Flight attendants were amazing"

Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."

Cons: "Delta put me on an aisle rather than window I am broad shouldered and got pummeled throughout the flight by passengers and crew passing by Gal next to me fell asleep on my shoulder It was ok. She was attractive. :-)"

Pros: "The crew was great. Flight was on time. Although crowded, boarded went smoothly."
Cons: "Checking bags in Reno was a bit chaotic. Only one representative was there to assist when we arrived an hour before the flight. When others arrived to assist, people went directly to counter and were helped before those of us who had been waiting in line. My seat back screen did not work ."

Pros: "Good seating, great food, good service."

Pros: "Delta crew & flight were excellent no complaints!"
Cons: "We were stopped by the Delta crew checking tickets as we got on to the flight. They let a party of 7 with a small child cut us in line. They even allowed another traveler to board with them. We were a party of 8 w/ 2 people in wheelchairs. They would not allow us all on & said only one could accompany them both. They were also very rude and unorganized."

Cons: "At least one hour late"

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."

Cons: "Flight took off three hours late. After we boarded the plane, we had to sit on the plane for over three hours before we finally took off. When you’re on a flight that’s already 15 hours long, the last thing you want to do is sit on the plane for an extra three hours for nothing."

Cons: "They ran out of overhead space we had to check a carry on bag. My video monitor didn't work so that was disappointing."

Cons: "The bathrooms on the plane were soooooo tiny, and the logos on the bathroom doors didn't work well."

Pros: "The flight crew was so nice! Roomy seats and plenty of snacks!"

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)."

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: "Great service"

Pros: "Staff is friendly and helpful"

Pros: "Chicken wrap was delicious."
Cons: "touch screen did not work."

Pros: "Very quick boarding process. There was no entertainment so I couldn't rate that."
Cons: "There should be a N/A option if there is no entertainment available."

Pros: "The free TV was nice."
Cons: "A tiny bag of pretzels is a stingy snack. Aeromexico gave us a croissant with two pieces of cheese,applesauce and a square of chocolate."

Cons: "767-400 with the old entertainment system. small screen with poor quality and a number of people's had to be reset multiple times."

Pros: "Not applied"
Cons: "Not applied"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Got upgraded to 1st / Business class."
Cons: "Due to weather the power outage in ATL, the flight out of PHL was delayed by about 30 minutes. No movies. No meals."

Pros: "The boarding didn’t take long at all. The staff and crew were very pleasant and polite. Everything was done in a timely manner."
Cons: "Well you get what you pay for so I’m not really complaining here. The economy seating was a bit cramped. I’m 6 foot and it was not comfortable for me. I can only imagine how it eould be for people taller and bigger than me. Flight was too short for meas. Snacks were good though."

Pros: "I like Delta. They are organized and professional. They treat traveler with dignity."

Pros: "If you're willing to pay the upgrade, the entertainment system and ear buds should be in working order! Seats still uncomfortably narrow and audio system on plane should be audible!"

Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."

Pros: "It was good"

Pros: "Layout of aircraft"
Cons: "Couldn't find USB port."

Pros: "Flight attendants were extremely nice to my baby and me. Didn't feel rushed. Nice variety of snacks."

Pros: "Nice plane."
Cons: "No in flight TV."

Pros: "Martha was wonderful"

Cons: "Delayed flight, mechanical"

Pros: "One male attendant from the first class cabin - super sweet and attentive to our needs even tho we're not seating in the premium cabin"
Cons: "Junior attendants in economy comfort seat - so lazy and whiny!"

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: "The bathrooms were incredible dirty. I take longhaul flys very often and Delta definitely has the dirtiest I've seen! Bathrooms were very dirt on both flys (from and back to Rio)."

Pros: "absolutely nothing"
Cons: "no food while waiting flight cancelled and no vendors open in the airport, stood in line for 4 hours only to be told no flights available, wasn't asked if they could feed me, put me up in a hotel, absolutely no compensation for me not being able to see my son graduate in the Air Force."

Cons: "Delayed 12 hours"

Cons: "Lost luggage, 4 hours late, missed connection, had to re check in, etc."

Pros: "As a frequent flyer, I get picky. Crew was awesome. Helpful and friendly. The wifi was horrendous and wouldn't connect"

Cons: "Airplane seats and floor area and tray tables were not cleaned properly"

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: "Plane was comfortable"
Cons: "In order to leave airport on time (plane came in late) they claimed overhead space was full and that remainder boarding passengers had to check their bags. (Bags to be picked up in baggage claim) When walked into plane saw plenty of overhead space for carryons!"

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: "attendant and gate crew were very pleasant. Once the paperwork mess was corrected we did not have to wait in line to take off"
Cons: "Sat on the plane at the gate for close to an hour. Very warm It was quite a while before they told us that paperwork had been done wrong. More waiting. Plane was late by 30 minutes arriving"

Pros: "Flew in past no problem this trip seats were very close when person in front reclined his chair it touched my knees. Not enough leg room."
Cons: "Not enough leg room, knees hurt difficult to sleep. Also booked flight 3 months in advance so we could sit together as family. At gate they put my husband 20 rows separate from us. Surprised by this, I thought Delta was a better airline. Staff on plane was courteous and worked hard for entire trip."

Pros: "i didn't get on the plane"
Cons: "flight was delayed, so i would have missed connection in NYC. Delta agent said she could get me to boston the next day, in the afternoon. i drove my rental car to boston that night, instead of flying"

Pros: "Boarding was efficient and plane was on time."
Cons: "Seats were old and dated and there was no entertainment offered."

Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable but other than that it was wonderful!"

Pros: "Roomy seats."
Cons: "One bathroom had a faulty toilet. The other had a door that would not lock. Some seat back pockets were in bad shape."

Pros: "puntual with great service"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very old, uncomfortable airplane. Business class is a joke. Cabin temperature Was either too cold or too hot"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. I ordered Kosher meals, but they did not have any available, so I pretty much watched everyone else eat while I couldn't."

Pros: "Service was excellent"

Pros: "Es la Primera vez qué vuelo con Uds. Me gusto La amabilidad del personal. Sigan así no cambien."
Cons: "Uds deberían llamar primero a Los grupos finales, ejemplo 5 ó 6 para evitar incomodidades por el pasillo."

Pros: "The crew was great the food and service"
Cons: "For a 5 hour plus flight would have liked a more updated cabin with a charging station for electronic devices and possibly an entertainment center"

Pros: "Evrything fine!!!"
Cons: "No whell chair wait for me only this!!"

Pros: "Great crew from Chicago to Panama City. Accommodating and attentive."
Cons: "Ah, the usual airline stuff that we just have to live with."

Pros: "Drinks"
Cons: "No entertainment OR WIFI?!"

Pros: "The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant. It seems like everyone spoke English and Spanish. Free drinks. A fine flight."
Cons: "Not a thing."

Pros: "The crew was really nice"
Cons: "There weren’t good options on food, and even it’s a 5 hours flight there was not internet or screen on the chairs."

Pros: "They provide any of your requests is they have it"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Crew was courteous, and very polite."

Pros: "Short flight and thankfully I slept a bit."
Cons: "The stewardesses just say in their area. Never offered extra coffee or drinks. No snacks. Food was pathetic."

Cons: "Older plane with less room from Chicago to Panama, but other than that everything was great."

Pros: "Seats didn't recline, entertainment was poor."

Pros: "The food and service"
Cons: "Maybe more entertainment for a 5 hour flight"

Pros: "My trip went really smooth with no delays. They were able to switch my seat to be closer to my friends that were flying with me with no hassle at all. I was surprise that they provided food on the trip, I have been in different airlines that don’t provide anything except for a drink. I would for sure use Copa Airlines for future South American trips"
Cons: "Only thing I might of dislike is that they were using an older plane and the tv quality was not good"

Pros: "Nothing. Even when it's the cheapest flight, th insignificant price difference vs. other airlines doesn't compensate the awful experience"
Cons: "The treatment of the crew was unrespectul. The food is extremely bad. The airplane and seats were uncomfortable."

Pros: "Duration of flight."
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Hice el webcheck in y aun asi me pusieron de ultimo en toda línea, entiendo que habian los que se quedaron del dia anterior, pero puso estrés en mi, también salimos tarde, y mas valijas se quedaron en Chicago y en lugar de mandarlas a mi casa, tuve que viajar 3 hours al aeropuerto y recogerlas yo misma despues que me habían dicho que las mandarían."

Pros: "Service of crew excellent. On time and good arrival. Web check in let me pick my seat. And nice stewardesses"

Pros: "Service."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Flight was on time and affordable."
Cons: "No drinks were served in first 2 hours, and meal was very small. Also no customs forms were handed out in the flight, so it too a while in the airport to fill it out."

Pros: "Loved that I was able to take 2 suitcases with me... Happy about meals on flights and headphones! Captain kept us informed at all times about everything!"
Cons: "my table was dirty and I noticed right before my meal was served."

Pros: "Great service."

Pros: "Liked the dairy free options for the meal."
Cons: "Didn't have an individual tv to watch movies on, or cell phone charger. Given the price however, this was acceptable."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "custumer service"

Cons: "This trip was 1st time using Copa airlines. They misplaced my bag on the way to Bogotá and I didn't receive it until 3 days later."

Pros: "Planes are clean and crew is nice"
Cons: "Overall they are a poorly organized airline and there is almost no entertainment."

Pros: "plane was comfortable"
Cons: "Flight attendants weren't very polite."

Pros: "Comfortable leg room Friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Very limited food options, International flights have poor entertainment options, Very old seats and covers gave a very dull impression"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats: on one leg (Panama to Mexico City) the seats are just like in Economy class, only a wider and more legg-room. But no FOOT REST, which is essential in a long flight. Laniding in Mexico was via a staircase and a bus (no fault of Copa). Reservation via BOOKING turned out to be a problem (could not make changes in flights). I had to do it via "influence", a pain in the neck."

Pros: "The check in staff are the first port of call. They were excellent and very friendly and helpful. It set the scene for the rest of my flight"
Cons: "One of my bags did not arrive in Panama. They tell me it is now on my ongoing flight to Belize .....we'll see!"

Pros: "Food was ok, Some of the crew were friendly better then Mia Panama."
Cons: "The airport personnel did not help me with adding my miles to my Cops Cinbect card, they said it was no value and that Cops Connect membership want Copa, Worse they broke my expensive Nautica luggage by losing a wheel and my luggage was not even 22 kilos"

Pros: "I love flying Copa! My friend and I had only a 40 minute layover on Tuesday morning from San Jose, CR to Panama City to Chicago. We were pretty worried about missing the flight in Panama City because that meant we missed our fight home. The crew was wonderful and changed our seats to the front of the plane so we wouldn't miss the flight. If he hadn't had done that, we 100% would have missed the flight .I will recommend Copa to everyone."

Pros: "They had a vegetarian pasta option and the crew is always friendly!!!!"
Cons: "We were an hour late arriving. Boarding was slow."

Pros: "Food and drinks."
Cons: "Bad entertainment selection and screen."

Cons: "I was forced/tricked to check my instrument on the boarding gate when what i really asked for is for the crew to take it o tha plane or for them to let me take it on carry on. Someone lied to me and then they checked in with the loggage"

Cons: "Not enough smiling from the crew"

Pros: "I LIKE THE MOVIES GOOD SERVICE"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "The staff was professional and friendly, easily switching languages to suit the clients. The pkane was clean, tge flight smooth and the food surprisingly good for airline food."
Cons: "All was goid"

Pros: "Lisa Gilliard attended to us in business class. She was efficient, professional and top notch. Service was excellent under her leadership."

Pros: "Everything!."
Cons: "Nothing at all."

Pros: "Yes all good"

Pros: "Liked the crew and video"
Cons: "We didn't get any food vouchers even tho we had to wait an extra hour and a half to board the plane because the pilot didn't show up"

Pros: "I loved the food and the flight attendants' customer service. It was awesome and they were very nice."
Cons: "That I almost was left without food because the flight attendant passed by me because I was sleeping . Although it my fault because it's not fair to wake a passages up. But for food I think it is fair."

Pros: "they had a vegetarian meal for me :)"

Pros: "The crew was nice and the seat was fine"
Cons: "New seats, internet service and at least water."

Pros: "Amazing crew. Speedy boarding even having to board a bus to the airplane."
Cons: "Mini sandwiches could be served."

Cons: "They got our bag out of the plane and then lost it, had no earphones whatsoever."

Cons: "The flight was delayed 7 hours"

Pros: "Crew speaking french"
Cons: "Check in process is a disaster. The passenger is asked to even weight the luggage to be said by the machine to gonto a counter without good reason: the only thing missing with LATAM is to pilote the plane. Awful."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I could have been warned that you need to get a pass to go to Hanga Roa before you can board. I had checked because I had heard there was a fee but upon investigation, it was said that this requirement had been eliminated. Wrong!! You still need the pass but you don’t get charged a fee. The extra time required for this tedious meant we missed our chance to check bags and do incurred hundreds of dollars more to get on the same flight the next day. No Bueno!!! This should be highlighted up front!!"

Pros: "Easy access to entertainment via my phone"
Cons: "Better snacks"

Pros: "The crew that flew us there was great"
Cons: "they overbooked the flights and the way they communicated it to passengers was a complete disaster. I was able to board and travel but I had to sneak out of the actual line and show my visa appointment receipt to a latam staff person. It was very hard to talk to the staff most of them were just screaming "go to the line" and were not really keen to listening to what passengers had to say. I found a latam person that wasn't really dealing with this situation and managed to get him to talk to other latam staff about my visa appointment. It was pretty stressful for me to have to deal with the possibility of missing such an important event without a good reason."

Cons: "Bad"

Pros: "Business Class, seat 1L. Comfortable flight. Arrived well rested."

Pros: "Everything was ok"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Everithing else"

Pros: "Other legs of flight were worse."

Pros: "Normal"
Cons: "Better food"

Pros: "the crew was not friendly on boarding, or during the trip. I like it when they great you and say welcome aboard."
Cons: "long long line at check in... long line at the TSA late getting to the gate. Flight left an hour late did not meet my connecting fight no help in SP no ground crew for directions. long long line at customs then long line to rebook flight had a 7 hour layover in SP before Rio."

Cons: "Venden asientos pero sus sistema de la aplicación es pésimo no me dejaba cargar el pago. Para el embarque de miami a lima no había buen orden"

Pros: "I love it ! Everybody very friendly and the food was good"
Cons: "Maybe offer a little bit more food"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Look for alternatives. This airline used to be good, but they grew too much and now is really bad. Overall experience was very bad. Evaluate low cost competition. Today they are much better than LATAM"

Pros: "It was on time and boarding was efficient. I’ve never been on a flight where they board window seats first, then middle, then aisle. I can see how that makes a lot of sense and makes the process better."
Cons: "I wasn’t sure why my small rolling luggage was being tagged and told to be left at the gate. Others had their rolling pieces brought onto the plane and there was enough room, so I was a little worried about if someone was going through it or if it would make it to the destination. It did show up."

Pros: "check in and boarding (mostly because it was empty). Flight attendants. timely flight"
Cons: "premium seats should be more comfortable as advertised. On line services (extremely poorly designed and disfunctional website)"

Cons: "One bathroom was out of order, and movie system did not work"

Cons: "Always not clear if the carry on are included. Always getting a surprise to pay $35 for carry on. Offered an upgrade for $15 took it to find out no more leg room only placed at front of plane.. No entertainment on 3 plus hours flight. Overall lots to be willing to upgrade."

Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "Organization, information and communication"

Pros: "The seats are comfortable, the attention of the crew is great."
Cons: "1 hour delay with no email or other notification. Flight number changed with no notification until check in. Electronic check in system was not working twice, perhaps due to international minors, had to wait in line in order to check in. The boarding pass for our connection from Rio to Miami was not given to us in Sao Paulo when we had to manually check in. As a result, we had to exit the secured area in Rio to go check in manually again for our connection and then go through security and customs again."

Pros: "Vegan food please!!!"
Cons: "Las time change my AirPort"

Cons: "Three gate changes, the flight was delayed and the luggage was left outside in the rain. Recommend waterproofing when flying with Latam."

Cons: "The crew was unfriendly and unhelpful. I will fly Avianca on domestic flights in Colombia"

Cons: "Aeronave muito velha, parecia que ia desmontar no ar."

Cons: "2 hours late, the flight following us left first."

Pros: "We got on the plane after flight from LAX was delayed by 8 hours"
Cons: "Being initially delayed and not knowing til we got to Lima if we were going to get to Montevideo that day."

Pros: "The flight was great! The attention getting the boarding pass in Chicago was wonderful! I believe that isabela was the name of the person that helped me with my bags and she was extraordinary"
Cons: "When I was boarding the plain... the people in charge was very rude. I had to give them my carry on bag because there was not space and the way in which they asked for it was very unpolite."

Cons: "I needed to change my flight because of a death in the family. To change my flight was more expensive than the initial ticket itself. That is ridiculous. You should not do that to people. There should be a $300 change fee and that's it. At most. The entertainment would be good if I could hear it - but I couldn't. The sound was terrible. Uncomfortable seats. Barely slept. Overal terrible experience. Also turn on the damn entertainment while we are waiting on the tarmac - why wait until we are in the air? Almost every other airline - all the good ones - Emirates, Lufthansa, and other quality airlines - will let you access the in flight entertainment as soon as you sit. But the change cost of the ticket was the most offensive thing. I feel robbed, in a time of tragedy."

Pros: "Jet blue was late so I miss my connecting fly to Uruguay"
Cons: "They send me with avianca and that was a nightmare disaster 4 days later still waiting for my luggage"

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "9.0"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Lost my flight after connection with Turkish arrived late and lost my luggage, Latam has no office in Chicago so i had to call, didn't assist me on the phone with changing my flight, sent me to speak with American airlines that was operating the flight, asked for a supervisor on the phone but they declined. Second day at airport i found out they booked me on a three leg flight home at 8 AM althought i was on the phone with them at 1:30 AM and I was never informed about the flight they offered at 8 AM. I ended up paying again for a flight with United the same day."

Pros: "There was a lot of leg room on this plane. I do not think they have retrofitted it yet to today's money making planes as other airlines have done. We left late, but we arrived only a few minutes late."
Cons: "The boarding process took almost two hours. We were shuttled to a remote location, then we sat on the airplane for about an hour. We finally took off around 2:45."

Pros: "The crew is fantastic the food is great the airplane is new"
Cons: "Cannot ask for anything more"

Pros: "Entretenimiento"
Cons: "Comida, al llegar a mi ya no habían opciones."

Pros: "SUCKS"

Pros: "Overall I love the professionalism and customer service of LATAM. The interior lighting of the aircraft makes a big difference. The staff is always super polite and friendly. It's my favorite airline."
Cons: "On a 10 hour flight (LAX to Santiago Chile) they should offer more snacks and drinks for people to help themselves to in economy class. Other airlines have water and juice available I felt like I was bothering a crew member every time asked for a glass of water, when I could have just helped myself. Also, maybe have a few light snacks available. After a very light lunch, 8 and a half hours is a very long wait till breakfast!"

Pros: "Gave good snacks"
Cons: "Annnouncements weren't clear in English or Spanish only in Portuguese"

Pros: "Absolutely everything about the flight: on time, attentive and friendly flight attendant, clean bathrooms, fast luggage return."
Cons: "It took 40min to drop my bags off after having done web check in. There were only 4 people in front of me. Terribly system for check in and bag drop but everything else was great so I could overlook this in the future. Just plan for it."

Pros: "muy amables"
Cons: "tuve problemas para hacer el check in on line por problemas con el sistema y tuve que hacerlo por teléfono. No conseguí los asientos que hubiera querido. Los que están en tránsito deberían permitirles bajar del avión antes para poder llegar en hora al otro vuelo. Sugiero que la tripulación informe a los pasajeros en tránsito sobre dónde dirigirse según el vuelo siguiente"

Cons: "rhe seat was terribly unconfortable. Food very bad"

Pros: "Meal"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Friendly people and good service."
Cons: "The only bad part was it took nearly an hour to get our luggage. Other flights with LAN seemed more reasonable."

Pros: "For such a short flight they feed you and give you a meal!"
Cons: "Entertainment Wifi system was down"

Cons: "We were over an hour late taking off from Punta Arenas, with no explanation, and then had to debark at Santiago into buses to be driven to the terminal, taking even more time. The luggage did not come off the plane in a very timely fashion, but the WORST part was trying to make a now rather tight connection to Miami. Totally unhelpful, uncaring staff with little English in the terminal. I had everything I needed for a boarding pass: flight number, flight time, even a gate number, but they effectively wasted all the time I had to make the next flight, with little explanation as to why. How inefficient and wasteful to then have to put me in a hotel, with meals and transfers, and to rebook me for another flight!"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "My bag got lost in Lima, and there was plenty of time for the connection."

Cons: "a box filled with food supplies never arrived, it was reported, but the tracking number online never worked, saying "your airline doesnt have this service", even though it was a LAN flight, and noone answered the phone numbers provided. we are still waiting for this box and for someone to bother contacting us. very unimpressive for a major airline that should have 24 hour contact for urgent things like this."

Pros: "Flight was on time right on schedule."
Cons: "Checking in to front desk was really slow. Need more personal to speed the process. Thanks"

Pros: "They provde fod and dinks"
Cons: "Baggage fees"

Pros: "Excellent service a board also the crew very polite, educated and helpful all the time with the passengers"

Pros: "A bit late the take off but within reasonable margins. We arrived 10 min late, so not bad"
Cons: "There was not red wine, other than that no complaints"

Cons: "Ran out of fuel and had to make atop at St. Louis for about 1-1/2 hrs So got delayed needed to get to Chicago at 11 and ended up at 1:30"

Pros: "Everything was nice"

Cons: "There was plenty of overhead space on the plane when I boarded yet i was forced to check my bag at the gate. Delayed me by at least 15 mins."

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, good service."
Cons: "Entertainment system didnt work on the way to Mexico."

Pros: "Keep some muslim food"
Cons: "Must know that muslim people never eat any kind of pork meat. I was really hungray during the flight"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Charge for baggage"

Cons: "Was late 2 hours"

Pros: "From checking in and the flight attendants are extremely friendly."
Cons: "That we are going for such a small time!!"

Cons: "THE FOOd"

Pros: "free meal and free alcoholic beverage!"

Cons: "thought your carry on luggage rules were more relaxed. however we ended up getting charged an extra $80 for 2 carry on bags that were overweight. never had an overweight restriction on a carry on before."

Pros: "Good service"

Pros: "Was upgraded to 1st class, which made all the difference with respect to comfort, food, and service. All were top-notch."

Cons: "old plane, no amenities to make the flight pleasant."

Cons: "The poor profesionalism not having flys on timeline"

Pros: "Brand new plane. Lots of extra leg room coming from a guy of 6 ft."

Pros: "The smooth ride and the crew"
Cons: "Waiting for the luggage for so long even though I was flying class premier"

Pros: "None of the food was likable."
Cons: "The main meal was terrible...sticky pasta with little to no taste. A bun that tasted like it sat out a day on the table. No butter, no salt, no pepper. And pudding with both meals? yuck!"

Pros: "That it took me to my destination"
Cons: "Aeromexico was mediocre with nothing I’d remember about. Food was pretty bad, service kind of rude. The planes were crammed and old. Entertaining also very outdated. The 5 hour layover in Mexico City added unnecessary stress to an already long trip from chicago to Buenos Aires."

Pros: "Punctuality fir boarding, service of crew"
Cons: "The over charge of the 2nd baggage"

Pros: "Nothing it was a very bad experience"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "It was easy access. No hidden fees. And everything was in order. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Quick buy, and go no hastle."

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Service is really good"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Checking in was fast and easy"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Extremely poor, my flight was delayed for two hours."

Pros: "Friendly crew and smooth flight."
Cons: "Flight left over an hour late, very simple tasteless food with little choices of beer that was not cold."

Pros: "On time, courteous service, great movie selection in English and Spanish! Actually served a warm breakfast!"
Cons: "No other open cafes at gate in OHare."

Cons: "Re scheduled 3 different times and flight still arrived 1 hour late."

Pros: "The fact that I arrived alive and in one piece"
Cons: "Ticket counter staff at O'Hare is incompetent, lazy and have bad attitudes. If there are other options to fly to Guadalajara - I would suggest you pursue them. I am a frequent flier and after seven years I am at the point of giving up. I would prefer two flights using United Airlines than the mess on Aeromexico. Beware of scorpions on planes!"

Pros: "Everything was ok"
Cons: "I pay $ 80 dollars for my 2 luggage I think your prices are ridiculous."

Pros: "Good!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "That we got delayed because of weather but that isn't anyone's fault"

Pros: "The staff was very professional"

Cons: "The flight details by the Captain. Came on at the end of the flight"

Pros: "Delayed for over an hour and a half"

Pros: "The space on the seats was ok."
Cons: "Food was terrible and not enough on this flight."

Pros: "Late and made a 1 hour layover to a 10 hour layover."

Pros: "Flight staff excellent"
Cons: "Seating sucked"

Pros: "Excelente everything. I flew in the last row. They treat me as premier!! Coffee excellent. Attendants smiling!!"

Pros: "I loved being able to watch movies and they also gave us a meal. The time on the flight flew by."
Cons: "There's was not anything I did not like"

Pros: "Friendly, helpful staff. Bilingual was important for us, as our Spanish is very rusty. Great movie choices, usually planes have one standard movie. Food was great."
Cons: "Airplane seats are always uncomfortable. Aeromexico was no exception, but the great service made it more than tolerable."

Pros: "The price and had no problem with the process."
Cons: "It was a l late flight but can't complain."

Pros: "On time movies and crew was very nice smooth flight"

Cons: "Me hubiese gustado que nos hubieran ofrecido otro de alimentos. He viajado en la misma aerolinea y en otras ocasiones y me han ofrecido huevos revueltos con una pequeña merienda y café. Este viaje fue la excepción, sin embargo en otros aspectos estuvo bien."

Pros: "Had food"
Cons: "-CARRYON is limited to 10kg -Online check-in requires additional check-in at airport -Mexico city airport is poorly laid out and finding anyone willing to help tell you where your gate is practically impossible. -gate announcements for transferare made 45 minutes prior to takeoff. - have to go through Mexican customs and security for simple transit/connection"

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