Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Panama City
Copa Airlines, United Airlines and EVA Air have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Panama City Tocumen Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Most visitors from Chicago O'Hare Airport need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Panama City. Travelers are allowed to enter Panama.
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Visitors from Chicago O'Hare Airport are not required to quarantine after entering Panama City.
Visitors from Chicago O'Hare Airport must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Panama City.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Panama City: most visitors from Chicago O'Hare Airport may enter Panama City but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
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Masks: Required in public spaces.
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 19m, covering a distance of 2332 miles.
There are 32 (nonstop) flights between Chicago O'Hare Airport and Panama City per week, averaging 4 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($128) and Multiple Airlines ($219), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($362) and Multiple Airlines ($367).
Copa Airlines flies 12 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), United Airlines flies 12 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), EVA Air flies 8 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
For Chicago O'Hare Airport to Panama City, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Panama City back to Chicago O'Hare Airport, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Food forcsure"
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: "Be on time"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable but I bring pillows, crew was nice"
Cons: "Was very warm"
Cons: "Hicieron perder mi equipaje."
Pros: "Buisenss class cabin service"
Cons: "From NY to the San Salvador we arrive safe excellent fly. What I did not like was to wait 4hours and 54 minutes . And to Waite 3 more hours almost the fly from El San Salvador to Panama and the fly was for 1 hour and 54 minutes that’s was too much to wait and was very awful. Avianca food did not like it. Thanks,"
Pros: "Flight was great. Aircraft was well equipped. About 30 minutes of flight time and was able to wait in the Avianca lounge so it was worth it."
Cons: "I wish they announced our flight gate change. We went to the wrong gate to walk all the way back to our original location."
Pros: "Very professional and friendly crew, with easy check-in at the airport."
Pros: "Nice employees."
Cons: "Departure delayed."
Pros: "The crew was kind and helped with getting bags in the overhead bin."
Cons: "The announcements were all in Spanish and it made it difficult for me to understand what I needed to do. I acknowledge that I was one of a very few passengers who spoke only English, so this was not a problem for many people. The leg room on the flight was incredibly cramped."
Pros: "Entertainmente system, confortable seat"
Cons: "Had to wait 40 minutes in a bus to get to plane"
Cons: "This flight got cancelled by Avianca and I'm still in LAX"
Pros: "Excellent service, great flight, and nice people"
Pros: "Un vuelo maravilloso sobretodo por la calidez de su personal en tierra y a bordo! Viajamos con mi esposo y mi hijo y tuvimos el mejor servicio, sumado a la puntualidad en todos los itinerarios y los acuerdos y salas VIP en todos los aeropuertos."
Cons: "Check in at Dulles was chaos, even though we had completed online check in and just needed to do our luggage drop. I am pregnant and was carrying a 2 y/o toddler and had no preferential/priority treatment. Though we arrived 2+ hours before our departure, we only just made our flight. Ground crew were unfamiliar with Brazilian laws on entry for citizens with expired passports. Our bags never left DC and we received them over 72 hours later in Sao Paulo, after much confusion. We were not offered any means of compensation for this inconvenience."
Pros: "Voucher for lunch"
Cons: "No accommodation to change flights. No honest updates."
Cons: "The boarding process at El Salvador was a mess. People was not organized at all."
Pros: "Very smooth day at the airport and in travel. Thank you Avianca"
Cons: "Customer service before the flight and at the airport. We ended up taking 12hrs bus to make to final destination. Star Alliance should have reliable partners in the skys!!!.."
Cons: "I didn't use my flight. Bought insurance but when I tried to change my flight it cost more that just buying another flight."
Pros: "The crew is always professional and friendly. The planes are always clean. The snacks are always tasty and the entertainment when available is always just right."
Cons: "I really like Avianca. No suggestions for improvement. Keep up the good work."
Pros: "Tasty little sandwiches, everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Lost our bags in Panama City even though we had a five hour layover."
Pros: "Plane is fine"
Cons: "They change the flight at the last minute so they can acomodate their own staff.."
Pros: "We had great seats with lots of leg room."
Cons: "Boarding took forever"
Cons: "The Service of The tripulation they didnt give US a greeting at The begining of The flights not even at The end of The fligth it was my first flight in avianca and The last because i never met The captian he never intruduced him self"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "It was a 50 minute flight, so entertainment and food are irrelevant. The flight took off and landed on time and the crew was very pofessional snd efficient."
Cons: "The price - for a short distance fliht the price-tag was pretty steep."
Pros: "Airplane was clean, modern, and very accommodating (cup holders, usb port, large touch screen entertainment systems for which they provided headphones FREE of charge, free hot turkey and cheese mini croissant with a mini cold doughnut, fresh drinks). Staff were also super nice and accommodating, flight was smoothe. Oh...and seats leaned back quite a bit more than on other airlines i've used in the past."
Cons: "I needed to change the date,,,,but no answer at Avianca....so I ended up wasting the full amount I paid.NEVER AGAIN do I use KAYAK!"
Pros: "It was good"
Pros: "Glad to get a good meal. And free entertainment."
Cons: "Seat was a little hard after 4hrs."
Cons: "No personal entertainment system."
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Crew was not helpful, too slow for this type of service :("
Pros: "USB port and entertainment tablet on seat"
Pros: "Being from the US, airline customer service has really gone down hill. Avianca employees were so helpful, efficient and corteous. They even gave us breakfast on a 45 minute flight!"
Cons: "My passport was not due to expire for the NEXT 4 months AFTER my come back day The lady from Avianca didn't let me board due to my passport expiring 4 months after my return day. I had to pay for a 24 hours expedite / rush passport. ALSO, once I got my new passport (17 hours later) I was told that I had to pay $170 penalty for moving my departure day and $680 because I had to adjust to the new ticket price. At that point I decide to buy a new ticket with a different airline. AVIANCA SUCKS!!! They are NOT very accommodating at all. Will not recommend this agency and I WILL NEVER ever again will use their service."
Cons: "massive delay in the counter"
Cons: "The time in the check in Line was horrible, why the people who made your check in on line wait around at airport, more that the people don't have check in? It is absurd!!"
Cons: "The flight attendant didn't give me any solution to the problem I has with my seat"
Cons: "Crowded gates at boarding area. Long bus ride to aircraft."
Pros: "No problems, no hassles."
Cons: "The TV shows and movies available are nice, but the equipment doesn't work very well. Sometimes the controls are not responsive, and sometimes the video freezes for a long time or the sound turns off. If you restart the video, you can't skip back to where you were by touching the progress bar, you have to wait for it to fast forward to where you were."
Pros: "A relatively short flight in an Airbus. Went in business and everything was done well."
Cons: "Not sure it is worth paying for business on a single aisle short 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"
Pros: "Service and comfort"
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: "Had an issue with my passport and the manager at the check in counter was rude and not helpful."
Pros: "Great crew; efficient, kind and accessible."
Cons: "Entertainment system. Tiny screens and no options."
Cons: "Good service"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Everything ok"
Pros: "Online check in was great! Time saver! Left right on time! The food was good. Female captain! woot woot! :)"
Cons: "Night flights are hard. I couldn't sleep comfortably on the seat.. I've flown other airlines and seats are more comfortable. They didn't provide a blanket or pillow. Kept constantly waking up and felt tired when they served breakfast. No screens with entertainment for each seat available. Had a bit of a hard time with decompression, I don't know if it has to do with the aircraft, but I had never experienced discomfort while landing. My luggage was damaged."
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: "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: "Good servoe"
Cons: "No WIFI connection movie selections"
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: "copa is punctual with the flights and offer a good service in the air."
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."
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: "All. A lot better. Of. Any. USA are line"
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: "Food was ok"
Cons: "No WiFi, no outlets, no entertainment for international flights seems very outdated."
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: "Free food and Cocktails!! On time and quick boarding. My first flight with Copa Airlines, won't be my last!!"
Pros: "The food and service"
Cons: "Maybe more entertainment for a 5 hour flight"
Pros: "The crew and staff were wonderful and professional"
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."
Pros: "Service of crew excellent. On time and good arrival. Web check in let me pick my seat. And nice stewardesses"
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."
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: "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: "The staff not pointing things out in the beginning!"
Pros: "HORRIBLE lending.."
Cons: "I dint like anything"
Pros: "No fanfare, no hassle."
Cons: "Trip to Chicago snack and drink cart only came by at beginning"
Cons: "I was not given anything to drink"
Pros: "Landed early and gate open. Great trip all over he way even though in a middle seat"
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "אני אוצה לקבל זיכוי על כל החודשים שחייבים אותי ב 19.90 ש״ח למרות שכלל לא השתמשתי בכרטיס. מה גם שנאמר לי בשעתו בחנות שאין כלל עלות עבור הכרטיס הנ״ל. כשהתברר לי שיש עלות חודשית( לדעתי זוהי הונאה לשמה)חזרתי לחנות כדי לבטל את הכרטיס ואמרו לי שזה בלתי אפשרי. ניסיתי ליצור קשר עם cal ולא הצלחתי בשעתו. אתמול סוף סוף הצלחתי לבטל את הכרטיס ואודה לכם באם יוחזר לי התשלום החודשי אותו אתם כביתם ממני בחודשים האחרונים. לדעתי מדובר ב 4 חודשים. תודה מראש טובה ברנר ת. ז 042388421"
Pros: "My bag came out really fast. Boarding on and off was a breeze."
Cons: "Paying for baggage when I could have just carried on."
Pros: "Seat 3D was larger size seat"
Cons: "Idiots seating behind me were loud"
Pros: "seat more comfortable than most airlines"
Pros: "Fine & good every thing was good Good care and timings also good"
Pros: "Made the best of a bad weather delay!"
Pros: "Plane was not jammed full"
Cons: "Spirit has a lot of fees"
Pros: "It land safely"
Cons: "Counter service"
Pros: "The lA320 are nice."
Pros: "Nothing much"
Cons: "Paying my small luggage for 45 dollars"
Cons: "Poor services"
Cons: "Air conditioning was too cold."
Cons: "Very cramped. No reclining. This is the city bus of airlines."
Pros: "I didn't like anything"
Cons: "I didn't like anything"
Pros: "They were able to switch us to emergency row seating."
Cons: "Too expensive for everything. No room at all for anything. Super uncomfortable"
Cons: "It was delayed so long that they canceled it"
Cons: "Very unsophisticated passengers"
Pros: "Price was good and everyone was friendly"
Cons: "No room to move"
Pros: "boarding was smooth"
Cons: "super tight space"
Pros: "Everything, nice service and no delays."
Pros: "I was disgrace by ur checking casher . i dont feel good about it"
Pros: "Cheap price"
Cons: "Extremely small seat space"
Pros: "What a great concept!"
Cons: "A lot of hidden charges."
Pros: "Flights left as scheduled. Smooth travel."
Cons: "We got to the airport really early. No flights to Minneapolis available. Just two per day between O'hare and Minneapolis."
Cons: "Don't like being nickeled and dimed for basic services."
Cons: "there is no free luggage. the luggage fee even more than the ticket."
Pros: "They was taking care of me at all"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Paying for a seat No music"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Pros: "The tickets were cheep"
Cons: "There was no Wi-Fi on any of my flights."
Cons: "knees pressed into seat ahead"
Airlines flying from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Panama City have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Panama City
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Panama City
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Panama City
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Panama City
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Panama City