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CHI — RIO
Nov 28 — Dec 51
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1 adult
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Low season

April

High season

December

Average price round-trip

$879

Good deal round-trip

$634

Good deal one-way

$334
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 11% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 33% increase in price.
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  • The cheapest flight from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro was found 89 days before departure, on average.
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  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is April.
  • Morning departure is around 12% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
8.1
AzulOverall score based on 2103 reviews
8.1Boarding
8.1Comfort
8.7Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.7Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "TV screens on the back of seat"
Cons: "TV screen stopped working mid-flight. Long wait at gate"
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Pros: "TV screens on the back of seat"
Cons: "TV screen stopped working mid-flight. Long wait at gate"
Pros: "p"
Cons: "i am trying to obtain a refund, as she was not able to make the flight - held on phone for over 2 hrs on 2 separate occasions"
Cons: ".."
Cons: "Food!"
Pros: "The airport is small and easy to get by. The crew was friendly, and I had four seats to myself! It was an excellent experience."
Cons: "Food was decent."
Pros: "extremely attentive crew. courtesy necessaire pack. very clean plane."
Pros: "extremely considerate crew. Courtesy necessaire pack. very clean plane"
Pros: "extremely gracious crew. very clean plane. courtesy necessaire pack."
Cons: "more recent movies options"
Pros: "For business class tickets this was the worst food and boarding I’ve experienced. United airlines are horrible."
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Seat not confortable vry tide"
Pros: "Crew was good but seat very tide for big people. Many close to me not well distributed."
Cons: "Space"
Pros: "2 seats, not 3, in this part of Economy"
Cons: "The bag check price info on the website was completely wrong... At the airport, they asked for USD 100, not USD 30 as the website indicated. Ended up lugging the (heavy) cabin size bag..."
Pros: "Azul airlines the best !!"
Cons: "Food !!!!"
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "The flight was originally scheduled to depart at 0915 hours but the departure time was changed to 0635 hours without notification. Fortunately I checked my baggage the night before and discovered the change. Not a good deal."
Pros: "The flight attendants are terrific. A huge packed plane and all were well cared for. The food, while not thrilling, was actually hot."
Cons: "Not enough closed captioning in the onboard entertainment system."
Cons: "didnt reach connection"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Tv Service working Priority bording in bus but last to Get into the plane"
Cons: "No much space in the seats"
Pros: "The tickets were a good price, movie selection was excellent, and the staff was really friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The leg room was terrible. I'm a tall American and I could barely fit in the seat, let alone fall asleep in a 9 hour hour flight. Also, there were no plugs that would work for an American outlet."
Pros: "There's actually footrests that fold out like a lawn chair in economy and there's lots of leg room so you can actually put your legs up and sleep. First time I ACTUALLY slept on a long haul flight. Chairs seemed to be made of soft leather or some other super comfy material. Puts the older US-based planes to absolute shame. Super soft fluffy blankets, the flight attendants were amazing, courteous, hospitable, the food and drinks were awesome, loved the movies. 10/10 would fly again."
Cons: "T H E R E I S N O T H I N G I D I D N T L I K E B U T I H A V E T O P U T S O M E T H I N G H E R E"
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "The flight was canceled without inform. We had to take a 5:30 bis trip to Teresina in order to go to VCP and then to BSB. Bizarre.."
Pros: "It was nice. The staff were great"
Pros: "The staff"
Pros: "Everything was really nice"
Cons: "O sistema de entretenimento não estava funcionando e eu não tinha conhecimento do AzulPlay. O voo é longo e é vendido como tendo Sky a bordo, mas não tem. Havia recebido 3 e-mails da Azul nos dias anteriores a viagem e em nenhum o Azul Play foi citado."
Cons: "The food is extremely unhealthy."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Organization for embarking was a little messy."
Pros: "Easy flight!"
Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Azul had a mechanical problem with the plane. It took them 6h to fix it. They made us wait for 6h which made mmost of the people lose their connection flight but azul voided to help anyone! Said that they couldnt be responsible if you lost your connection because My connection flight wasnt with them! I had the worse6h of waiting and trying to have someone helping me. All of Azul’s staff are incompetent laZy workers!"
Pros: "it was on time"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Despite buying a seat with extra room, it's really complicated for you to open your laptop and get some work done during a 10h flight. Also, during boarding, one of the employees removed me from my seat "because I didn't pay extra", although I was showing her the purchase receipt, she insisted that that was not my seat."
Pros: "service is excellent"
Pros: "The staff was sonfriendly and nice. The snacks on the flight were delicious. We had beautiful views of Ipanema and copacabana as we flew in. We flew around Sugarloaf! It was amazing!"
Pros: "Perfeito tambem e o que me surpreendeu foi a simpatia da equipe Azul"
Pros: "Easy, polite, helpful. First flight with them was in winter 2012. Representatives went out of their way to make sure we didn't miss our connecting flight. Recent experiences just as good, including call center in USA."
Cons: "Free inflight entertainment limited."
Pros: "Check in, boarding, flight attendence, food, comfort inside the cabin, all very good"
Cons: "Overall very satisfied"
Pros: "Gate management, boarding, flight time and amenities were all superb. Their snacks really are as good as advertised."
Cons: "Delayed"
Pros: "I don't know an airline other than azul that gives a variety of snack choices and drinks for free for just a 40 min flight. I got a bag of fig newton lookalike cookies and chips. My daughter got gummies and a crunchy peanuts snack. The flight attendant let us pick as much as we'd like. Choice of peach or orange juice!"
Cons: "Almost two hpurs delay"
Pros: "I don't speak Portuguese but everyone was very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Friendly and professional staff"
Cons: "Flight delayed by 90 minutes"
Pros: "All staff were professional and courteous."
Pros: "The flight was on time. The flight attendants were polite."
Pros: "No delays"
Pros: "No hay variedad en el entretenimiento."
Cons: "Food served on plane"
Cons: "1. Crew space up front with bright lights most of flight 2. Seats did not lay down on a flat bed. Longest length to fly and worse seats. I was better off with four seats on economy to lay down with my son."
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??"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable but I bring pillows, crew was nice"
Cons: "Was very warm"
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: "pilots did a fantastic job flying the plane out of quito against the winds. check in women were great with communicating with me in writing as i am extremely hard of hearing. they also asked me where i wanted to sit instead of just assigning me. all staff were kind, courteous, and professional. loved being able to charge my phone in flight."
Cons: "late departure so i could have slept another hour!"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "El Salvador airport!!!!"
Pros: "I was unable to board flight due to lack of suffiecnt Visa proof."
Pros: "Buisenss class cabin service"
Cons: "Entertainment"
Pros: "I liked the flight itself, that was fine."
Cons: "Terrible service. Had to book the same flight twice as I had made a mistake with dates and couldn't swap out or get refunded. Was then told my surfboard would cost a further $40 from an agent, however when I arrived to check in they told me it was $100USD. Really bad service."
Cons: "The 11 hour flight delay and the guy putting duct tape on the wing. I didnt have an issue with him personally, more the fact that he was duct taping the plane."
Cons: "The airplane was too cold"
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: "Lots of space, very organized"
Cons: "not enough water passed around"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine and uneventful with no major issues. The staff at avianaca customer service were helpful."
Cons: "The flight was rescheduled over and over and canceled and rescheduled and everything was just a mess. If I hadn't had internet in Colombia we would have been majorly screwed."
Cons: "At take off water from the AC unit started Pouring my seat and my boyfriend’s seat (window and middle row 32 seats K and J). We sprung up to check to see if a water bottle from the overhead compartment was leaking. We were immediately yelled at by crew to sit down because it was take off. They didn’t see the water that was pouring down on us (from where they were seated) and other passengers were also trying to explain to crew members water was pouring down on us- luckily there was no one in the isle seat so we were able to shift one seat over. Otherwise we would have had to sit with water pouring down on us for 30 mon. The crew came over and said they could switch out the seat cushion. But that did nothing really because our clothes were totally soaked and it smelled bad from the water from the AC. Water also go on our electronics (headphones, iPad and phones) So it was a horrible 8 hour flight back to Los Angeles. Really sucks - I was a fan of Avianca - now I’m not impressed with how they maintain their planes or customer service for passengers who get soaked by their plane’s malfunction."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. Airline doesn’t tell you until 5 minutes before takeoff that you have to download their app to use their WiFi service . Pilot tells us we’ll be landing 5 minutes before 10 in NY but in fact we don’t land until 10:30 with no explanation Very old and outdated plane. Just terrible . hope I don’t fly this airline again ."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and they seemed wine as one of the beverages"
Cons: "The staff was rude to everyone including older adults. They constantly rolled their eyes. It was so disrespectful. At one point I was returning from the bathroom to my seat and was scolded by a flight attendant to return to me seat. I thought it was Adam Avianaca flight and was very disappointed. Crew was from Spain, I believe"
Cons: "N/a"
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: "VIP Room"
Cons: "I always that had bought for 22:15 time they delay the fly."
Pros: "Kidness"
Pros: "I das bordes in te previos light. Everything OK"
Pros: "Christian the flight attendant was amazing!"
Pros: "The trip was on time, plane was clean, crew was nice, duty free is excellent"
Pros: "A Woman worker was very friendly and helped me find the right attendant. The Ticket attendant was friendly and attendant. She then walked me over and pointed out the right gate to go to. Everybody was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "I wish the woman that announced things at the gate did it in Spanish and English. I had no idea what she announced."
Pros: "All, except the entertainment. It's wasn’t nothing to watch"
Cons: "The entertainment. Poor."
Pros: "Same than the previous flight. I really enjoyed the trip."
Cons: "Everything was wonderful except for taking too long to disembark"
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: "Good airplane, friendly crew, and wuick boarding. Managed to make a very short connection between flights"
Cons: "reclines very little, and food options are limited"
Cons: "The vegetarian option of the meal wasn't good."
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour."
Pros: "The plane was ok"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Even for 3 hour flight you have on board entertainment with lots of choices complementary. That that United! o and yes you still get free snack. So there.! Also... No attitude from the flight attendants like American Run companies. where grand ma gets nasty after she hears you have an accent and dare to ask for extra water...."
Pros: "The flight was quick and efficient. On board, I fell a sleep the minute we took off... (11PM flight)... so I can't comment on the service. But the seat, business class, was very comfortable."
Cons: "The boarding was mayhem. Since we had to take a bus out to the plane, there was no order to the boarding process."
Pros: "Glad to get a good meal. And free entertainment."
Cons: "Seat was a little hard after 4hrs."
Cons: "No personal entertainment system."
Cons: "I have extra charge fee on my debit card. Yesterday I spoke with Avianca for 1 1/2 hour trying to fix it.... Let's see if they will do it."
Pros: "They didn't take care with my lugage. All the things inside still wet."
Cons: "They need to take care with the passenger lugage."
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!"
Cons: "I had a long long layover in Guayaquil, more than 5 hours. The plane was due to depart at 6, and the ground crew did not arrive until 5 a.m. There were 25 people waiting in line. That said, they were extremely professional and quickly assisted everyone. I like Avianca a lot and would definitely fly this airline again."
Cons: "The flight attendant didn't give me any solution to the problem I has with my seat"
Pros: "Excellent service, friendly staff, comfortable seats and accomodations. Will use Avianca in the future."
Pros: "Very comfortable plane and excellent service"

All good

Check in in Cancun took at least 2 1/2hours standing in line at Delta.

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant. Boarding and deplaning was smooth and easy!"
Pros: "Great crew members. Very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "I almost lost my flight because of a delay issue, I literally had to run more than 2KM, electrical outlet was not working on business class, a bit disappointing;("
Pros: "The crew was pleasant and professional. The on-board entertainment was excellent and the seats were actually comfortable. I was provided the option to use any restroom by the crew without regard to my seating location."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "No leg room for 6’6” person."
Pros: "Once boarding was over, flight and crew were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 1/2 hours. Better accommodations and notice would have been appreciated."
Pros: "the young man who was our flight attendant was just terrible. He could care less about his job. Name I think was Nathan."
Pros: "Seat was great, complimentary snacks and alcoholic beverage"
Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."
Pros: "The crew rocked!!!! Professional and fun. We enjoyed the music."
Cons: "WiFi didn’t work well. Still great flight."
Cons: "No ear buds were offered, i had to ask and then FA forgot!!?? Snack basket was just awful choices. Captain was great I really appreciated the constant updates as our flight was 1. Hour delay on depart and also delay landing at jfk, very smooth trip"
Pros: "The crew was absolutely amazing!! So kind and helpful! The captain also took a beautiful path around Rainier during a gorgeous sunrise!! The seats were very comfortable and the flight was smooth even though it was a smaller plane (Skywest). I will absolutely fly Skywest again!"
Cons: "It’s an older plane and needs a little work; but don’t we all?! ;)"
Cons: "Delays due to Democrats not making deal"
Pros: "Lisa @ the Boston Delta check-in counter is AMAZING! She's super helpful and essentially saved our vacation! Her coworkers say she's the best and I couldn't agree more! Delta is very lucky to have someone like Lisa on their team!"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about! If I really head to be picky maybe the in-flight meals were smaller than I expected. But again, nothing that bothered me"
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: "Missed connecting flight because the first flight was delayed by 2.5 hours. I didn’t get the comfort seat I paid for because of this and was not given a refund for it."
Cons: "Additude of some of the crew. After a long talked off delay ,Rod would not give me a glass of water to take my evening medicines."
Pros: "Direct flight to Prague ; crew was very courteous and apologetic for being late"
Cons: "The seat could not recline (26F) and for a long overnight flight of 9 hrs it was very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Crew did not offer me/ another passenger the complimentary drink/ snack. And made a face when I asked for a drink later."
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: "Nothing"
Cons: "They take them forever to find me another fly ,make miss my other fly, my work my time and my sleep"
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"
Cons: "price could be cheaper"
Cons: "Mechanical repair on nose wheel"
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: "Very efficient boarding; crew had the foresight to ask for travelers to gate-check their bags due to a full flight and that saved a lot of boarding time and hassle."
Cons: "The seats on this aircraft looked like that had a 2-2 configuration; it's now 3-2 making it pretty cramped in Coach."
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Seat comfort. Interior is a little dated now."
Pros: "I love how attentive the crew was. Food and beverages we’re always available and I even had the chance to rest."
Pros: "On time. Most important"
Pros: "Good food and movies. Comfy seating with plenty of room."
Pros: "None of it!! Poor selection"
Cons: "All of it. Again poor selection"
Pros: "Boarding went well, departed on time and arrived pretty much on time."
Cons: "My entertainment system didn't work. I brought it to the attention of a flight attendant since all the attendant lights weren't". So they were having a glitch I the system. He said he had them reset mine. Hee must have furthermore until they did the beverages. They tried twice, nothing worked. No movies, no audio, no light. Nothing done, no compensation. NYC to Seattle, a long flight tho not even read my magazines."
Pros: "Nice plane, smooth flight, flight was on time in spite of the disaster in Houston."
Cons: "Well, even United brings a tray of waters on the short flight from Portland to Redmond. Hard to believe it was impossible to serve some drinks on this 1 hour fairly empty flight from Seattle. Also, when taking off the plane surged and slowed several times. I had to wonder if the pilot was in training?"
Cons: "No communication between different parts of the airport; early arrival, over 2 hours getting through baggage claim; good luck rechecking your bag; almost missed flight with a 2 1/2 hour layover. Workers on the ground don't care, or either don't know what's next on the transit through the airport."
Pros: "Great crew presentation of safety and other announcements, friendly anf courteous, except..."
Cons: "crew seemed to arbitrarily decide not to serve anything on the flight. Announced the flight was too short to serve anything, so they didn't even try. I've flown this hop many times and have never heard this excuse."
Cons: "I thought I stated this before about the flight (5), Treatment (5) all the rest (5), but Atlanta Airport does not support disabled people using scooters to get from one plane to another. With more people using these, only a matter of time until a reporter males this an ISSUE. Meanwhile I will make every effort NOT to use ATLANTA HARTSFIELD. This includes my wife, also using a scooter."
Cons: "Flight delays automatically book you to the next available flight after speaking with a representative stating that you would still like to stay on the same flight and receiving confirmation that will happened."
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)."
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to late arrival of plane. Crew was not courteous and rushed people to board"
Pros: "On time departure, clean plane, competent and professional flight attendants, pilot announcements were clear and relevant"
Cons: "Check in took forever. Delta reservations made some type of mistake when they cancelled our flight to CUN and I needed to rebook the flight. It took the CUN counter agent about 30 minutes to correct their mistake. Then, as we boarded our flight, the bar code reader at the gate indicated another error that the gate agent took about 10 minutes to correct. CUN Delta staff was great and we appreciated the efforts they made to direct us around the airport."
Pros: "Our original flight delayed and then cancelled and the need help kiosk was quick to provide an alternative. Better aircraft and good flight compared with the original flight"
Cons: "The replacement flight has been delayed almost 2:30 hours due to bad weather in NYC."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I have been with Delta for years and their response to me about booking my flight and using the payment method was they are working on it and there is nothing they can do. They would not even offer to hold my flight for 24 hours in case they fixed the issue within that time frame. It was very disappointing."
Pros: "We liked the jet-ways to get to the plane, the food was acceptable. the plane was clean and the crew was helpful. The missing luggage was found and delivered to my home."
Cons: "The seats were so tight that even average size people had trouble getting their seats back a little. Somehow kids were placed in exit rows and seat exchanges had to be made. They ended up in my row. One piece of my luggage showed it was available at the conveyor but couldn't be found. It delayed our long day and was frustrating to think it was missing. No distinction where Delta has it's gates in Mexico City."
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: "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: "Nothing to like.."
Cons: "Everything about the flight..."
Pros: "You were on time, that is the most important thing in a fly"
Cons: "You could improve your entertainment, you are not a cheap company"
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable but other than that it was wonderful!"
Pros: "Service and comfort"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "the flights were on time"
Cons: "the plane was packed. the audio on the entertainment system did not work. the flight attendant gave me water and a juice, but handed them both at the same time and I spilled some juice to avoide the person next to me on this packed flight."
Cons: "I will never fly with Copa airline again"
Pros: "Great crew; efficient, kind and accessible."
Cons: "Entertainment system. Tiny screens and no options."
Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Good service"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Everything ok"
Cons: "The gluten free food, I was food poisoned with it! It was horrible! Use better airplanes, the movie was ok but the system is old."
Cons: "Copa check-in in Chicago was awful, and it wasn’t just for my family and me. The manger and several employees were rude and seemed clueless about what they were doing. I shouldn’t be surprised that none of our luggage arrived because of the unorganized check-in but it just added to the frustration."
Pros: "Crew was not aware of the drunken state of the 2 passengers sitting next to me . The 2 passengers got on the flight each with 2 beers . They finished it even before the flight took off . They then requested more drinks from the crew which they were given. I personally told one of the crew not to ser"
Cons: "Crew should have seen the passengers Mis behaving and refrained from giving alcohol to the 2 passengers"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable Food was terrible."
Cons: "Food on COPA is terrible."
Pros: "so I can't really speak on experiences of flying but this was as great and easy experience. The staff was very accommodating and understanding. I am more than willing to fly with them again!"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was great!"
Pros: "There is nothing to like because this flight never happened."
Cons: "Instead of going Chicago -> Panama City I was routed to Chicago --> Newark --> Bogota --> Cartagena. This means instead of arriving 8pm, I would now be arriving 8am the following day (I actually arrived after 1pm, so all in, it was about 30 hours of travel experience). At the request of the United agent in Minneapolis, I got in Customer Service line in Chicago to have my bags properly transferred to my connecting flights. After an hour in line, the agent proved to me by showing me the screen she was working on, that my bags would be routed directly to my final destination. She was confused why I was told to even come in line, so, great, another hour wasted."
Pros: "Change flight without notifying me"
Cons: "Change flight without notification"
Pros: "excellent service"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, they served a free snack and also a adult beverage"
Pros: "Very friendly service and very helpful even though there is a language difference, they were great in making me feel comfortable."
Pros: "Everything. They try so hard to accommodate regardless of class."
Cons: "Planes are equipped with old entertainment screens. Not a big deal though as you bring your own entertainment now a days."
Pros: "puntual with great service"
Pros: "Service was good"
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Every time I fly or my son-in-law connect through there it is the wonderful. We've never had such painless connections ever!"
Cons: "Was surprised warm beverages weren't served. A coffee would have been nice."
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 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: "Crew was courteous, and very polite."
Pros: "Wouldn’t let me on the flight."
Cons: "After checking in via the mobile app, the front desk said they didn’t have me registered therefore didn’t know I was coming despite being at the gate well before the flight departed. Additionally, Kayak made it extremely difficult to consult with the issue. Very dissatisfied with the whole experience."
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."
Pros: "Friendly service, food and drink included, and free luggage. Seats had limited leg room, but otherwise comfortable. Would select this airline again!"
Pros: "Seats didn't recline, entertainment was poor."
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: "The crew and staff were wonderful and professional"
Pros: "The food and flight crew were good. Both of my flights they served breakfast, just for reference."
Cons: "Checkin was poorly operated and the return flight had no inflight entertainment. I have never been on an international flight with no entertainment. There are certain expectations for flights that cost that much."
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."
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"
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: "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."
Pros: "Food, crew."
Cons: "The plane went to land in Barranquilla but came to land too quickly and once he touched down he had to accelerate and take off again. Very uncomfortable 20 minutes circling without an announcement."
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"

They canceled our flights that went on anyway.

Not the first time we have experienced defective entertainment system on this trip. It should be upgraded.

Cons: "KLM lost my suitcase and did not deliver it until three days later... They refused to compensate me for having delivered the bag with broken articles inside (A pair of Rayban Wayfarers!)"
Pros: "Terrific hot breakfast in bus. class"
Cons: "Window did not darken like the others."
Pros: "Flight arrived on time"
Cons: "No food provided "due to a strike the previous day". Not sure why this would impact on providing a sandwich or snack particularly when champagne was still available for first class passengers."
Pros: "Customer care was super supportive"
Cons: "Inflight sandwiches"
Pros: "Excellent crew, good food & movie selection."
Pros: "Seats were super comfortable, bigger than most planes with extra leg room. Food was excellent and fresh, amazing Dutch cheese sampler was divine. No nonsense staff who had all connecting flight info on hand when we arrived in Abu Dhabi. KLM staff were friendly and efficient. Fabulous airline."
Cons: "I congratulate the KLM crew!"
Cons: "The KLM crew are always great serving and treating you. Well above many other airlines."
Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Working wifi would be good. Better A/C. More comfortable seats"
Pros: "No delay and nice staff"
Pros: "The crew is really welcoming"
Cons: "The seats are too narrow and a bit too hard"
Pros: "Our flight was delayed in Bejing, than we loosed the booked flight of KLM. When we arrived in Amsterdam, we get the recheked in flight."
Cons: "Doesn't"
Cons: "KLM was not prepared to get wheel chair passenger off plane. Cost me delay of 1 hour. I will never fly KLM again."
Pros: "Crew was very engaging and service was good."
Cons: "My seat was horrible. Right at the door, crammed, and no place to store my carry-on luggage."
Cons: "Delays, took my hand luggage into the hold,"
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Pros: "Crew were great, food, entertainment, seat and everything else was great as well."
Pros: "the crew was nice"
Cons: "Seat confort on long flights, leg rooms,"
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seat but it’s only a 1 hour flight so not a big deal."
Cons: "Turn the lights on early making it hard to sleep"
Pros: "Service was great as usual. Food was very good and entertainment options were great so you won't have to be bored throughout the trip."
Pros: "We got to Amsterdam on time"
Cons: "1. Paying for the seats we chose...that will never happen again...I'll fly another airline first. 2. The food was terrible. I have flown KLM for years, this was not what I expected. 3. The plane was very dirty"
Pros: "Flight duration"
Cons: "Very stingy with the drinks Cramped seats"
Cons: "Poor food, flight attend and finally baggage missing. Overall experience is extremely bad."
Cons: "Nothing special"
Pros: "I slept pretty much the whole time"
Pros: "Able to fly direct to ansterdam"
Cons: "Have to lay over on the way back. More expensive than other airlines."
Pros: "Sound was broken on my TV set!"
Cons: "Called stewardess twice to assist. No response!"
Cons: "The cabin crew was racist. She told me to move back from an empty seat just because she wanted one of the guys ( from her country ) to set on it! Very rude and racist."
Pros: "Good information and helpfil boarding."
Cons: "Has to wait in confined area fir nearly 2 hrs before boarding. No restroom or refreshments within that area."
Pros: "The food service was good and the flight attendants were friendly."
Cons: "The plane was very uncomfortable. The seats were small, you felt on top of the person next to you, and there was no leg room. I am a pretty small person- I can't image how uncomfortable all of the taller passengers must have been."
Pros: "Airlines issue"
Cons: "Profiling certain customers"
Pros: "Crew good flight was fine apart from delay due to fog in Amsterdam but kept informed"
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to weather in Amsterdam area"
Pros: "Cabin crew very pleasant"
Cons: "Lost our bags, little sympathy from staff"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 8 hours. Arriving at Incheon, discovered ground crew were unaware of our arrival to take this connecting flight. However, we were put up overnight in a hotel, which was nice."
Pros: "Eveything is well arranged"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The crew were pleasant"
Pros: "It was so easy to board and I had no inconvenience. It took 4 minutes from when I said goodbye to my family till when I was at the front of the gate."
Cons: "Nothing! It was all great!"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "No negative"
Pros: "The crew were just amazing, such lovely male stewards! They were helpful and friendly and generally wonderful."
Cons: "The entertainment was quite dated and didn't have new movies etc"
Pros: "The flight was delayed by 40 minutes initially then a further 20 making it an hour late. Sitting at the gate there was then suddenly a last call to board the flight and a mad rush for everyone to get on. I appreciate that delays happen but the lack of communication ragardinh altered boarding times didn't make the situation any easier"
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "Free wee cake."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Pros: "Comfortable flight to Amsterdam for vacation in UK. More meals than expected. Also wasn't expecting some of the comforts offered to "regular" class seats like eye masks, ear plugs, pillows and blankets. It was an overnight flight, so maybe that should have been expected, but I don't think we had those 4 years ago when traveling overseas."
Cons: "Nothing. This is filler text to meet min characters."
Cons: "Horrible. First, we lost a suitcase. It could happen but for two days they did nothing and only told us stories (so as not to use the word lies). Within a few hours (and thanks to airline assistance) we were able to locate the suitcase. Even then it took them two days to bring it to us, two precious days off our planned vacation (7 days) At the end of the shortened vacation, we got to the chek in, and told that since the ticket I had purchased form them two months earlier was too cheap ... and since the flight was Over booked, they would take me off the plane if all the passengers would arrive. It's unnecessary to describe what I felt until the plane took off. They apologize constantly, but do nothing practical. a bae company. no me nor my freinds/family will go with KLM"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and accomodating, plane was clean and boarding amd disembarking was efficiently handled."
Cons: "55 minute delay was not welcome."
Pros: "Seat space was good for a short flight, inclusive of free snack and drink."
Cons: "Too much overoverhead luggage."
Pros: "If you would like to learn more you can call me 628.600.8825 Very dissapointed"
Pros: "Food was relatively good"
Cons: "We had ourtrip from San Francisco to Amsterdam which is one of the longest flights ever, andthe entertainment system wasnt working, we kept on telling them several times but nothing happened and at the end they wereeven avoiding us. By the end of the trip when we were approaching Ams, a hostess came and she gave us a $25 dollar discountvoucher to be used in our next trip, this is totally not acceptable!"
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