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December Most popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$546 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$184 or less

Good deal one-way

$226 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving from Costa Rica to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,258 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was very good."
Cons: "Fresh food and better entretaiment"

Pros: "The assistance by the San Jose CR Alaska office re; my misplaced carry on and their super help in the return exchange of backpacks"
Cons: "Meal on board charges"

Pros: "Getting to where I needed to go"
Cons: "Stopping the plane to fuel at another airport understandable. But then you ran out of food for purchase on the first flight (I was sitting in the back). Then connecting at LAX was horrible. Everyone had connecting flights. Off the plane onto a bus. then through customs then shuffled outside with no guidance from employees. Finally I found someone to ask bc 15-20 people were around me in the same boat. Where the f do we go we wondered. The employee was insanely rude. I’m attentive and I listen. he was saying pay attention I told you go right blah blah blah. He was literally standing there with his arm out pointing right and never said a word to anyone. So once we figured out to go outside and right we had a stressful ten minute wal hoping we were going the right way. We were! We get to tsa and have to go through screening again. Which is insane bc we just got off a plane. The tsa agent told us this happens everyday with a smerk. On top of her attitude, her and the two other lazy ladies on her line were painfully slow. The other two lines went at least twice as fast(no exaggeration!) made it to gate 66 to find it was changed without notice to 63. Made the flight by two minutes or less sweating from running around!"

Pros: "Service was good."
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable, little padding. Flight was over an hour late leaving SJO."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We were delayed. Crew was rude. Then we flew to another airport just to get fuel, which further delayed us. We arrived late to the connecting airport and missed our connecting flight home. Not given food vouchers. Had to pay for 1 checked bag despite flying internationally. Overall, very dissasatisfied with Alaska Airlines and I will be sure to go out of my way not to book again with Alaska."

Pros: "Comfort of premium seats. Free drinks and snacks."
Cons: "A little too cold. But I've learned flight are usually cold and went prepared."

Pros: "Flight attendants were super friendly and responsive."
Cons: "They need an internet service that works outside the U.S. The bus ride to immigration and customs is awful."

Cons: "Would love to see more vegan options on the menu!"

Pros: "The attention with us"

Pros: "They give you more than peanuts and were very courteous and attentive"

Pros: "A working outlet at every seat is excellent"
Cons: "No food options for low carb no junk food diets"

Cons: "Gogo movie flights didnt work"

Pros: "Nice selection of beverages. Food choices, not so much."

Pros: "Air travel in the US is a disaster. People are cattle. Food is overpriced. Some airlines have policies that out to be criminal in how passengers are treated. The good news is Alaska and just a few other smaller airlines are far less terrible than the rest of the industry. The product is still cramped, unapitizing and not always smooth... but the crew is consistnetly awesome... and their policies are customer friendly"
Cons: "Selling the credit card on every flight for 15 minutes is torture. Force feeding us an informercial once is more than enough but if you have a round trip with connections it is 4 times. I was considering it but by the 4th time I was too annoyed to ever get your credit card"

Pros: "Very convenient to fly from Santa Rosa to LA"
Cons: "It was a small plane so it was a little crowded"

Cons: "charged for ipads, wifi didnt work,"

Cons: "It was a 6 hour flight with no meal provided, only two small cookies. It was an evening flight."

Pros: "The person next to my wife was snoring for three and half hours and spilled coffee on her, besides that it was OK. I have had way better from your Alaska Airlines ..."
Cons: "I just told you..."

Pros: "Nada"
Cons: "Nada"

Pros: "Alaska Airlines was a great, very friendly crew and pilot. boarding was eazy , and the flight was on time."

Pros: "Very friendly"
Cons: "Tv for the kids"

Pros: "Nothing!!!!"
Cons: "I arrived to Costa Rica on a flight from El Salvador, police hold a long line which made a lot of people loose their connection flight including myself. After losing my flight, Alaska did NOTHING TO HELP to get a new flight or get hotel accommodation. Alaska employees showed great disregard for helping stranded costumers that lose their flight even when it was not passengers foul. I will try NOT to flight on Alaska anymore!!!!"

Pros: "Overall great."

Cons: "2 hours late. No explanation given. ZERO seat room-I've never felt so crammed in in my life. Just awful. I couldn't even reach my bags below."

Pros: "Complimentary beer"

Pros: "How friendly the team was."
Cons: "The cost of the food."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Since it's a flight that leaves from a Spanish speaking country, announcements should be made in both English and Spanish. I can speak English, but there were some people who can't and I had to translate for them"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was perfect. Thank you Alaska Airlines. We'll use them again in the future."

Pros: "Love that my bag was check through to NAN and didn't have to offload in LAX."

Pros: "Free streamed shows"
Cons: "Internet access isn't free"

Pros: "Faster than was predicted"
Cons: "Pretty cramped economy"

Pros: "We arrived earlier than scheduled"
Cons: "No snacks by the time they got to us. Last seats by the bathroom."

Pros: "."
Cons: "."

Pros: "Liked the opportunity to check in a day early and pick my own seat; also liked the option to pay a nominal fee $15 plus tax to board early."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."

Pros: "Lots of focus on getting the details right Great professi0nal staff attitude"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I got free checked luggage since I'm active duty military what's more is the employee where I checked in my luggage at upgraded me for free because of it. The only airline that has done that. That definitely makes me more likely to fly Alaska again. Charging ports that fit many different chargers were nice too."

Pros: "and was stuck with emergency exit."

Pros: "Leg space was pretty good"
Cons: "After landing to gate open took too long"

Pros: "Way too hot on plane without anyersonal air gens. Then it was freezing after takeoff"

Pros: "Power outlet at each seat."
Cons: "Narrow aisle. Had to rent device to see movies."

Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Lack of infotainment, poor ventilation and air, and landing was rough."

Cons: "I really like everything"

Pros: "The staff/crew was very nice. The flight was smooth and got me back to LA safely."
Cons: "No food was complimentary. Everything had a charge and it was not cheap either."

Pros: "Went perfect !"

Pros: "The staff were courteous and polite! Like that!"
Cons: "Getting off the plane should NEVER take almost 30 minutes! The organization of getting everyone off the aircraft needs some attention for sure!"

Pros: "Cheap upgrade"
Cons: "No tv"

Pros: "Good staff"

Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "My seat wouldn't recline"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "When they were giving safety instructions we couldn’t see the videos. I’m glad nothing happened. They manage to fix the issue with the entertainment after dinner."

Cons: "The particular seat I was in was horrible."

Cons: "The aircraft was to old"

Pros: "Excelente atención todos fueron muy amables y atentos."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Nothing everything was excellent"

Cons: "There was no tea as an option for those who don't drink coffee, and the individual juice boxes are unnecessary, it creates more trash and straws."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Be on time"

Cons: "Newer aircraft"

Cons: "We waited for 5 hours in El Salvador airport"

Pros: "Felt safe and comfortable."

Pros: "Yes quick exclelente"

Cons: "It departed over an hour later"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "the plane departed on time, but the food is not too ideal, generally, l satisfied with your crews service , but when l checked in at the Costa Rica airport, the ground crew's service attitude was not friendly indeed.her bad attitude deeply impressed me."

Pros: "Nice employees."
Cons: "Departure delayed."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Messy boarding. It could’ve been more organized"

Pros: "Generous food and beverage. No 1st checked luggage fee."
Cons: "My nonstop flight was anything but. At the San Jose Airport I got one boarding pass, and yet was told the flight was not direct when I inquired to confirm. I did not like that I had to offload some of my belongings out of my checked luggage. This was especially inconvenient as I had to deplane in Guatamala and go through their customs and security procedure all to get on the same plane 3 not so easy to get to gates over. And me with a broken toe, you can see how this would be not fun especially because I did not have any boarding pass or other information even telling me what gate I should be boarding at. It was really a small miracle that another passenger found someone to ask and I overheard the gate #. Stressful."

Cons: "My lugares gota lost"

Pros: "Had to get a different route"

Pros: "Time"

Pros: "I loved every minute!"

Pros: "Very smooth day at the airport and in travel. Thank you Avianca"

Cons: "When you are selling a fly with connections, there must be at least 2 hours bewteen flyes, I was running like crazy to not lose my fly."

Cons: "My seat didn’t recline"

Cons: "Check in / drop off bagage. Waiting in line for one hour to drop off the bagage even though I did heck in online."

Cons: "There is not even a USB available..."

Cons: "Had to restart screen twice, as it would freeze/blackout"

Pros: "We had great seats with lots of leg room."
Cons: "Boarding took forever"

Pros: "Courteous staff, everything was on time, and the free meal and drinks (including alcohol) is a refreshing throwback to the old days."

Pros: "The flights wers on time"

Pros: "From boarding to inflight, everything was excellent. My wife and I are already looking at routes that Avianca flies so we can book again!"

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: "Dame"

Pros: "The stewardess helped me find my seat for the second leg of the trip with a quick phone call. The food was good, not dry or tasteless."
Cons: "The woman who initially checked me in didn't give me two tickets for both my flights. It was the same plane so I thought I was in the same seat for both but I wasn't. I thought the planes had a screen for each seat, but they didn't si everyone had to watch the same thing."

Pros: "It was good"

Cons: "Screen didn't work properly"

Pros: "Great movie selection"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Avianca is one ignore few airlines where you can still get a nice meal and even a drink at no additional charge. Airplanes are nice and modern and the staff is friendly"

Cons: "massive delay in the counter"

Pros: "Entertainment options"

Pros: "It's just ok"

Pros: "Friendly staff, nice snack, free checked baggage."

Pros: "Awesome"

Pros: "My best experience so far"

Cons: "I was not informed of having to pay $150 extra for having a surfboard, very disapointing"

Cons: "way overbooked and put on stand by for no reason."

Pros: "Buena atención"
Cons: "Asientos incomodos"

Pros: "I'm still in El Salvador!"

Pros: "I liked the convenience of the low cost tickets."
Cons: "I was misinformed to buy a one-way ticket for my grandma and had to buy her another one-way ticket in Ecuador for $450 before she could leave the country. Will never fly with Avianca Airlines again."

Pros: "Boeing 777 fantastic plane, great attention from the staff Quiet and comfy"
Cons: "NOthing really"

Pros: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"
Cons: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"

Cons: "Wifi was completely useless. I prefer to pay to get simething."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Snacks"

Pros: "All aspects"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Loved the plane, people and timeliness"

Cons: "People that take up more than one seat should be required to purchase two seats. The woman on the isle was over the arm Rest in my seat the entire trip. It is unfair to me. No one came to Take trash for 2 hours so we had to keep our tray tables down."

Pros: "Operated by Delta so great!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "."

Pros: "Crews were nice"

Pros: "Seatback tv."
Cons: "Stewardess berated a man for leaving his backpack on the floor in front of him rather than politely addressing the issue. She told him you know better than that and don’t ever do that again. It was totally uncalled for."

Cons: "No cookies"

Pros: "Easy and quick"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Good abording"
Cons: "problems with seating assignment"

Pros: "Like the airplane - Boeing 757. More comfortable than the 737."
Cons: "Don't like the towel dispenser location and function. Can't find it when standing and a bunch of them come out at one time."

Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"

Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."

Cons: "Condition of the airplane"

Cons: "Got stuck for two hours sitting in the plane because the computer systems went down. Worst experience ever with Delta."

Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "All I need to say."

Cons: "Late and missed my international connection"

Pros: "The environment and efficiency."
Cons: "TIMING"

Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Too short of a layover in Atlanta"

Pros: "on board service was nice and promptly"
Cons: "Delta continúes to use an older 757 in this 6-hour flight with cramped seats and seating arrangement in business class. I have taken this flight several times in the last 2 years and written about this issue but now doubt anybody cares about these comments. To make things worse, my seat would not recline!"

Pros: "Individual screens and earbuds for sale."

Cons: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"

Cons: "Delay from Seattle to pasco."

Pros: "Really liked the plan"

Pros: "Unlimited snacks and drinks..."
Cons: "The mediocre upgrade."

Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"

Pros: "Speed of birding and departure. Very smooth ride on the 777."
Cons: "Not many food options."

Pros: "Delta Studio with closed caption"
Cons: "some series do not have closed caption"

Pros: "Smooth ride. Delta got everything right from takeoff to landing."

Pros: "I liked that the security line experiences very mellow, the staff all around was very friendly and nice, the TV's were great and they had free blankets and headsets. It was a very relaxing experience."
Cons: "thought the cabin could have had more heat"

Pros: "They had good movies"
Cons: "I'm not sure if this staff is exhausted or just over there job, but they cow towed to a woman who made major complaints about the air conditioning and even gave her points to help her deal with the temperature. Strange. They were only gold stays and I'm only Platinum and didn't complain once. Oh well, that's delta, we all deal with their silence when we post anything that is unfair."

Pros: "No issue. Everything was good."
Cons: "Not much. Everything was good."

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."

Pros: "That it ended!"
Cons: "5 hours in the air. Not the fault of Delta."

Pros: "Everything from boarding, service, arrival time and deplaining was smooth"

Pros: "Our layover from Pittsburgh ended up being quite short. I was impressed that our baggage will made it on to the plane in time for take off."

Cons: "No free meals."

Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Old plane especially in first, no TV s"

Pros: "Delta is one of the best airlines I've flown with. Staff is very helpful, and customer service and amenities are tip notch."

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Plane was a bit old"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Prefer access"
Cons: "Schedule, we got late at Panama AirPort"

Cons: "Everything was awesome."

Cons: "Everything it’s fine"

Cons: "Scan machine at gate. Needed two not one. Never got to eat. Waited in line 30 mins"

Pros: "Friendliness, cleanliness"
Cons: "Seats were fine for me, but the gentleman next to me was too large for an economy seat. Consider size restrictions, as airlines do with bags"

Pros: "The price I paid for the ticket was outstanding, and that I am not charged for my checked bag."
Cons: "Yesterday, COPA "did not have a system" so they were doing everything MANUALLY. I almost missed my connection because we were supposed to leave San Jose at 11:23, but did not get off the tarmac until almost noon!"

Cons: "Late to leave gate/ cramped"

Pros: "Everything!!!"

Pros: "The ride was great"
Cons: "Couldn't get home earlier"

Cons: "This way the worst travel experience I have ever had. Arrival/departure with Kopa was the make unorganized thing I have ever witnessed in all of my travels. I literally felt like a prisoner during the boarding process while getting absolutely no communication from staff."

Pros: "Si me gusto el servicio en general"

Pros: "It was a regular trip"
Cons: "The connection trip Panama, San Francisco, very bad xq the scale in Cancun, very long without being able to get off the plane and not even water do not offer, that very bad scale, my taxi see san francisco I lost it and I had to pay it xq ya It was scheduled as well as a meeting."

Pros: "Amazing"

Pros: "Sat in business, pleasantly surprised with the lay-flat seats. Would definitely fly with them again!"

Cons: "delay"

Cons: "From LA to Santiago ok, from Santiago to LA (Panama stop) terrible. 7 hour delay and gave a $10 voucher to buy $8 bottle water, what a joke."

Pros: "El tiempo fue rapido"
Cons: "La comodidad del avion. Son muy estrechos."

Pros: "Puntual, comfort, smiles"

Pros: "It was everything pretty good!"

Pros: "The price was really good, was the best way to returned yo Nicaragua."

Pros: "The aircraft was so clean. The personal so kindly"
Cons: "Everything was ok"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing,it was all great"

Pros: "14 hour Layover when you have to recheck luggage is terrible. Can't even check in for 8 hours so stuck outside the airport with no place to go until 6 in the morning. Not good at all."
Cons: "14 hour Layover and luggage did not go straight through. Had to recheck baggage after 8 hours. Then wait another 6 hours inside the airport."

Pros: "Good as can be"

Pros: "Good airline. Try to use then often. ."
Cons: "The plane was way too cold for me"

Cons: "Departure delay not usual in COPA."

Cons: "El aeropuerto de Panamá e el peor que he visitado en mi vida"

Pros: "Copa has the worlds very best gate agents and check-in agents by far... they had a huge line and held very professional atmosphere"
Cons: "Always the good there was none"

Pros: "Speedy and timely checking, tasty free meals, friendly staff"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "No toilet paper or tissues in bathroom"

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

Pros: "Good staff. Clean. A lot of room."
Cons: "No self checking in kiosk."

Cons: "Boarding was too slow"

Cons: "10 hr delay in San José. A nightmare!"

Cons: "Both ways we had to sit and wait on board for over 2 hours on tarmac prior to take off. Captain said needed more fuel and to fix problem or to lessen weight. Tried to get bottle of water because I was dying of thirst and staff could not sell a bottle of water. Only give a 3oz cup full. Which was gone in 2 seconds."

Cons: "Asked for water never got . Asked for tea never got."

Cons: "The online booking company was confusing and not friendly"

Pros: "Great!"

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "I'm still traveling.. copa rebooked on united.. is coming in at midnight instead of 2pm.. missed an dinner event I have planned. Disappointed some people.. plus I'm still not home.."

Pros: "Staff."
Cons: "Less baggage weigh allowed than normal. Cost an extra $100. Plane left late with no explanation."

Cons: "The boarding process is backwards. Passengers should be loaded from the back of the plane to the front."

Cons: "No pude reclinar el asiento. Estaba roto. Asiento 27F"

Pros: "Liked it very much"

Cons: "The cabin is very dirty and the ear phone ad touch screen doesn't work properly"

Pros: "Everything!We received meals and complimentary drinks and had lots of leg room!"

Cons: "Leaving vegas to Panama they checked my passport and stamped my ticket "documents ok" .. Arriving in Panama we flew to costa Rica again checked my passport and stamped my ticket "documents ok" ... Now almost 11 hours later we arrive in Costa Rica and because my passport was ripped they wouldn't let me in the country and sent me back. Why your airlines couldn't have told me this before I got all the way to Costa Rica and passed two check points I don't know. So you guys said you would send us to Puerto Rico but I would have to by my own plane ticket home... Very disappointed in your airline. And to top it off my boyfriend and I had very expensive osprey packs we were traveling with .. We used a copa plastic bag to wrap them up in Vegas so the strings would not get caught .. When we received our packs in Puerto Rico YOUR employees had taken the bags off and cut my boyfriends 300 dollar bag! I will never fly again with your airline."

Pros: "Comfortn/a"

Pros: "Good interteiment. U atención good."

Pros: "Fast"

Pros: "From desk was amazing"

Cons: "WiFi, friendliness, food options"

Cons: "I will never fly this airline again"

Cons: "They could upgrade like some of the other airlines and add entertainment of some kind to the flights"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything ! Internet wasn’t working and the charging port didn’t work"

Pros: "Desk staff member very helpful When departures was busy more staff were called immediately"
Cons: "Difficult to navigate online payment for extra baggage. Inconsistency about carry on sizes We paid for extra leg room in an exit row and we're given a very brief safety talk while 2 others asked to sit in an exit row and were given no instructions"

Pros: "Most everything was great."
Cons: "No entertainment options or wifi available was a bummer."

Pros: "Staff."
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "This airline is impossible to contact both for reservation changes and their credit card service"

Cons: "We had to change gates after boarding had begun. We were late. It was a 5.5 hour flight and we weren’t offered any complimentary snacks. Crew was not very nice. No in flight entertainment."

Pros: "We were bumped to first class."
Cons: "Knowing our next flight will be coach."

Pros: "Flight attendants were very pleasant. Price economical."

Pros: "The flight attendants came around with water several times"

Pros: "Nothing. Was horrible. Rude people work at the counter. She think to high heaven."
Cons: "Hated everything about it. Sun country air is the worst airline I've ever flown on. AVOID!!! Could not handle simple requests. Over charged and was a terrible over all experience and ruined my whole vacation to be honest"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "No free video screen"

Pros: "The gal next to us was an employee of sun country and she was extremely nice! Also the front desk people were accommodating"

Pros: "Everyone and everything was extremely efficient. I particularly enjoyed the pre-recorded timed announcements."

Cons: "No Wi-Fi on this place."

Cons: "I don't like hearing that Suncountry is going to be an airline that charges a fee for everything like Spirit airlines. I heard that this will begin as of January 1st. Suncountry is a great airline. Why would you change that? It's disappointing."

Pros: "They tried to separate me from my son in order to accommodate a passenger using a wheel chair. I accidently found out just before boarding. My son was NOT having it!! They changed our seats, putting us together again, without a problem or negative attitude. Total professionalism in an awkward situation!"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Food, local micro beer selection , service. It was really great. They offered more than any other US carrier. Seats were slightly uncomfortable, but that could have been on any plane. Would love to fly them again."
Cons: "Seats were really hard."

Cons: "LACK OF WIFI"

Cons: "No tv screens. They expected passengers to pay extra for entertainment tablets. Also no snacks provided. Just felt cheap."

Pros: "Everything went well"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "None."

Pros: "Let a over weight bag go without charging. Thank you."
Cons: "Could be alittle more room in seats."

Cons: "Plane was very cold turn on the heat!!"

Cons: "When checking in our luggage the woman asked several times how many bags and we responded several times 2.my self and my wife. My wife even held up her hand indicating she was checking her bag. The woman charged me the initial bag fee of 25.00 then charged me again for an additional bag at 35.00. That was wrong since there was 3of us flying."

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Simple boarding, decent seats. No frills but much more value and comfort than other regional/LCCs e.g. Spirit, Frontier, etc."
Cons: "No free or basic entertainment."

Pros: "customer server and space!"

Cons: "The check-in experience is rough for small airlines like this at LAX."

Cons: "Very old aircraft"

Pros: "As always, Sun Country staff are wonderful!"

Cons: "it would be easier and faster if they started loading from the back first, this way it wouldn' t hold up the people that have seats up front and are in the way of the people that have to go to the back seats. I t' s o k for the 1st glass people to load first and parents with small children too"

Pros: "Boarding was very smooth, gave early boarding to the military, 737-800's,"
Cons: "FA's were a little matter of factly."

Cons: "1. no precheck 2. no wifi"

Pros: "We were delayed leaving by an hour and got no updates until 30 minutes in, at which point we were advised "paperwork was waiting to be completed". Then when we finally arrived there was no gate for us to unboard from for at least another 20 minutes."
Cons: "No communication of delay as well as why not use one of the 5 empty gates available in a situation like that?! My boyfriend had to waste gas and circle the airport nonstop"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything."

Pros: "Reminder email notices and services"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Please read thoroughly"
Cons: "The whole experience"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The service"

Pros: "It was timely."
Cons: "Uncomfortable, no snacks, no food, no entertainment"

Cons: "Boarding late"

Pros: "It was a pleasant trip I would recoment to any one"

Pros: "Seats were fine, had a decent single serving friend."
Cons: "Delayed for an hour with no real apologies. Extremely rough landing not even at the gate, had to get herded onto busses to take a 20 minute bus ride to get to the terminal and got no explanation as to why it happened or what was going on."

Cons: "We will never fly Suncountry again. Very bad expierence."

Pros: "All employees were super friendly and helpful"

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