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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
"flight was delayed"
Cons: "WiFi wasn’t working"
Pros: "Crew was nice, flight was smooth."
Cons: "The plane was not boarded back to front because large parties were not broken up and therefore not social distanced."
Pros: "Some of the crew was decent others seemed annoyed they were doing their job."
Cons: "Some of the crew was decent others seemed annoyed they were doing their job. Two of the employees serving the cabin could use an attitude adjustment. The crew was late in getting food out but for a four hour flight there is no value in flying anymore. Airlines are just trying to rake in as much money as possible. When are they going to be responsible for everyone getting sick like cruise ships are? They should hand out masks and sanitizer because airlines are one of the dirtiest public spaces that there is! Show up late and barely clean the plane between its third or fourth leg of the day."
Cons: "Temperature oscillated a lot,"
Pros: "Very well organized, smooth boarding, early arroval"
Cons: "Boarded late then had to check a bag that should have been a carry-on which delays me when I get there having to go to baggage for sale then sat on the runway for nearly an hour waiting on catering was over two hours too late"
Pros: "Good seats in economy"
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to weather in DCA"
Cons: "The issue was NOT the flight this morning, it was that I was left to sit 6 hours, getting no sleep, before the flight the evening before was canceled. I understand that weather can cause disruption but there is NO WAY it should take until midnight to make the decision to completely cancel."
Pros: "An excellent crew makes the flight so much comfy."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "The crew were great. The seat could always be bit more comfortable."
Cons: "Examine the seats in the cabin it seems to be loose from the mounting to the floor."
Pros: "crew was great."
Cons: "flight was 3 hours late with lame excuse. tray tables disgusting. felt unclean. cookies tasted gross. pa system not working. live flight not working either"
Pros: "Crew is nice, seat space is slightly larger than other airlines"
Cons: "This route (BOS-DCA and back) is ALWAYS delayed. This time it was 3 hours. I should have taken the train!"
Cons: "Yes because we have to Wait. 4 hour"
Cons: "Food and entertainment were Not Applicable."
Pros: "Flight crew as great."
Cons: "Boarding was a circus, and the cabin crew could have cared less... All they were interested inward handing out credit card a;p,cation. By far, the worst cabin crew I have seen i the last 5 years."
Pros: "crew member good."
Cons: "delay delay delay"
Pros: "Flight went by fast, landed about 20 minutes early."
Pros: "Fast boarding, kind crew, smooth takeoff and landing."
Cons: "Loved the leg room but the seat cushions are not that comfortable."
Pros: "A lot"
Cons: "a little comfy seats"
Pros: "Plane was clean and on time"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Pros: "Amazing Crew !!"
Pros: "Crew was the best"
Cons: "45 min flt - nothing else they could do"
Pros: "so easy. thank you for having Starbucks in the DCA and BOS terminals. got text msgs about delays and all smooth!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, staff did a very poor job of communicating the situation to passengers"
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour +"
Pros: "On time, comfortable seats, variety of snacks"
Pros: "I liked that they allowed my dog to get on board with me in the end. I like that they had delicious options for snacks and good entertainment during the flight."
Cons: "I didn’t appreciate them questioning me about the comfort dog when all the papers were right in front of the attendant. Also, I had called in several times to make sure I had everything I needed to the last min change in having to bring my dog with me. I was told over the phone that I could have up until I boarded but then got to the airport and was commented about it a few times by JetBlue associates. It is confusing and fairly stressful especially when I called in ahead of time to confirm I was ok."
Pros: "Crew efficient, polite, & communicative. Array of tv channels allowed me to watch football while our departure was delayed."
Cons: "Mechanical problems delayed our departure."
Pros: "Only my 2nd time on Jet Blue and this time it was that only two seats per row flights. The boarding process was smooth. I checked in online and had my pass on my phone. The seats were comfy enough & wifi was free along with tv. The flight itself was smooth and the flight crew address any possible issues beforehand. The crew was on-point with the routine but they had really great customer service. I usually don't think of JetBlue when looking to book but they are really winning my business. Great job overall."
Cons: "As with all others I've been on, airplane seats need more form."
Pros: "Loved the live TV and spacious room between seats."
Cons: "I didn’t like the weather delay but that’s not JetBlue’s fault."
Cons: "The plane was miserably cold, with tempuratures dipping well into the 50s on the aircraft. I was shivering and sneezing the entire time, guests in the row in front of my had their leather jackets over their faces. Air was pummeling me in the window seat. It was the most miserable 2 hours on a plane I have ever experienced, and I have been on thousands. I would highly reconsider the tempuratures on the plane seeing as that this could severely sicken children and elderly. I have never experienced this before."
Cons: "The flight was delayed three times. I had to wait 6 hours in the terminal to boarding the airplane."
Pros: "Usual great Jet Blue experience."
Cons: "Crew took too long before they told us reason for delay of flight from DCA to CHS"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived early. No disruptions. Nothing else to say' all good."
Pros: "Seat was fine"
Cons: "Plane was blowing excessive amounts of cold air on my seat, and airflow could not be adjusted. I explained this would trigger a sinus infection, a common issue for those prone to sinus infections, not to mention it was simply uncomfortable. I asked for this to be addressed. It was not, despite I was told turning down the air might be possible. No follow up was provided. Sure enough, I now have s sinus infection."
Pros: "I flew JetBlue to and from Costa Rica, which included two connecting flights. All four of my flights boarded, took off and landed on time and in at least one instance, early! The staff are always great, free drinks and snacks, plus personal entertainment for all. One of my planes was brand spanking new - it was gorgeous and oh so comfy! I hope I only have to fly JetBlue going forward!"
Pros: "Even though I think of JetBlue as a economy carrier, it still felt very professional. It seemed more professional and less stressed than any carrier I have used of late, particularly through the boarding process."
Pros: "All went well. No issues whatsoever even with the cold weather and snow all over the eastern seaboard."
Pros: "The ticket agent was extremely courteous and helpful. She did her best to get our party of six seats near one another. She even came and found me several minutes after I left her station to hand deliver boarding passes to me."
Cons: "The on-line checkin process was miserable. I spent over an hour and a half attempting to checkin. I received numerous "invalid document" errors. I was unable to check in all members of my party at the same time. I was unable to check in any of the minors in my party due to the fact that I could not check in more than one person at a time."
Pros: "Left on time and arrived early both ways."
Pros: "There was a huge glitch in your ticketing, resulting in me confirming the same ticket 3 times. After calling Jetblue for customer service per your advice, they first suggested to give Jetblue credits for extra tickets. When I insisted that the issue was solely caused by kayak-jetblue ticketing connection issues, they supervisor approved to cancel 2 credit card payments... BUT I have to wait for 2 weeks to see the cancellation on my credit card. Unfair and ridiculous, if you as me."
Cons: "Los televisores de nuestra fila no funcionaban y al llegar el vuelo tuvimos que esperar 40 minutos para poder salir del avión."
Pros: "I bought a ticket for my 85-year old Mom to fly from Puerto Rico to Washington, DC, where I'm stationed, and from Curbside to Curbside, she told me your people and your service were all SUPERB! Thank you for making my Mom feel comfortable and safe during such a traumatic time. You have a customer for life!"
Pros: "friendly agent."
Cons: "Poorly marked boarding times and announcements. Bottom line, I didn't get on the flight and had to take a flight on an alternative airline."
Pros: "I was traveling from Charelston to DC the weekend before Irma hit with a return flight Sunday. The counter agent was great at finding a return flight change no problem. No fee. Off I went, and off Irma went, I had to change my return travel plans and unfortunatelyJetblue didn't have s direct flight to my new destination, the counter agent in DC went thru possible options and worked with main ticketing to refund my flight for future use, noting it saved me money to rebook online at a cheaper fare, what airline does that theses days. Very pleased and grateful Jetblue made my travel during a tense weather weekend the least of my worries, they were Rock Stars!"
Cons: "Due to hurricane Irma, people are flooding out of Florida like rats on a sinking ship. So, the security checkpoint is an absolute mess. Meanwhile, the trains at MCO are malfunctioning badly as they chaotically try to replace them. The boarding agent acknowledged these issues as she explained to me and 5 other people that we couldn't get on the plane that wasn't scheduled to leave for 12 more minutes. Finally, thank God, a supervisor arrived and called the captain of the plane who subsequently let us board. Completely unnecessary situation. Very disappointed."
Pros: "first of all, the flight attendants were SO friendly, especially compared to United and American Airlines. and FREE WIFI! oh and real snacks not shitty snack mix that United gives. OH and the boarding process! thank you for COMMON SENSE, board the back of the plane first!!!! overall i am very happy with the experience. the economy seats gave as much leg room as the economy plus on United. as you can tell I hate united and have been flying with them a long time."
Cons: "the plane i was on was a little older model but it really wasn't bad plus there was still free wifi so no complaints. only plus i could say for improvement would be power between seats, even if it's just a USB port :)"
"Orden y organización"
"Clean aircraft timely departure and arrival"
Pros: "Buenos protocolos COVID"
Cons: "En la reservación de kayak no aparece el código de reserva de vuelo de cada aerolínea. Para encontrarlo hay que buscar en la página help.kayak. Al no tener ese código disponible a la mano lo se puede hacer check in. Estuve llamando al Contacto Center de Avianca y el servicio fue muy deficiente."
Pros: "Every thing was very good"
Pros: "Seating was comfortable. A meal was offered."
Cons: "Flight attendants could be friendlier."
Pros: "Seats are good and crew excellent"
Cons: "I miss the jack Daniels"
Pros: "Colaboración del personal"
Pros: "Crew was good, food was good, seats were great"
Cons: "Boarding was chaos"
Pros: "I loved that the crew was helpful especially when i experienced a medical issue. The crew and med staff helped me stay calm as they assisted me. I also love the food and drink options in economy."
Cons: "It would be nice to have the option to check carry-on as the overhead bins filled up very quickly."
Pros: "El entretenimiento es siempre bueno en Avianca y volvieron las cobijas en los vuelos largos!!!"
Cons: "Entiendo que bajen la cantidad y calidad de comida por costos, pero que las auxiliares de vuelo dejen la cabina económica sola, con una botella de agua y unos vasos atrás durante más de tres horas, no tiene presentación. Si no quieren volver a dar maní o algo para picar en caso de necesidad, ok, pero vendan aunque sea!! Un vuelo de 6 horas con un yogurt y un cereal mini es invivible"
Pros: "Perfect trip"
Cons: "Old plane, I was in business class and no entertainment was offered and no screen was provided in the seats"
Pros: "Excelente atención todos fueron muy amables y atentos."
Pros: "vrew was creat"
Cons: "I asked to put lacto ovo vegetrian meals on my flights since I could not do it at booking and this guy only put it on my outgoing flight and not my returning so when I tried to check in I chatted with an agent he told me it had to be done 24h before and it was too late. So I had only snacks."
Pros: "The screens to watch movies are too small and not all of them were lowered to be able to watch at a closer distance."
Pros: "Only one crew member had common sense"
Cons: "Teach or show the crew member that they need to come up with solutions and not to say “there are rules on the plane that need to be follow”"
Cons: "Be on time"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine."
Cons: "We had a three hour delay on our connection in San Salvador and the customer service surrounding this was extremely poor."
Cons: "I find my luggage broken, I need my luggage replace. I was told at airport to file online I've been tryin to file a claim online on AVIANCA'S website but I was not able to find a link to follow a claim. Please help me. Thank you! Olga Noriega 202.409.4830"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "There was not enough room to put the carrion bag in the compartments"
Pros: "Great entertainment system at each seat."
Cons: "The person next to me on the flight took up more than one seat and the small seat in economy didn't leave me with a comfortable amount of space. On the long flight the crew only came by once to offer a beverage with the meal. They also only gave an extremely small cup of soda without even providing a full can. Myself and all those around me spent the flight thirsty."
Cons: "I was completely rerouted at the last minute to take 3 flights instead of just one and completely missed all of my other connections. Avianca forced to to travel for over 36 hours and continued to have all of my rerouted flights delayed. It was the worst travel experience of my life and i received no help or compensation for missing all of my other flights. All thy gave me was one stale muffin. I will never fly with this airline again."
Pros: "We booked a flight in December to meet my daughter and son in law in Cancun on Avianca. We have not traveled very much internationally and wanted to schedule our flights to arrive close to the time my daughter and son-in-law were arriving from Colorado to Cancun on their flight. We had booked this flight especially because of the closeness of the two arrival times. When we got to the airport to check in for flight we were told that the flight was overbooked and that we were being put on a Aeromexico flight that had to go through Mexico City with an arrival time in Cancun that was 4 to 5 Later than originally planned. My daughter and son-in-law were just about to board their flight in Denver to Cancun and had to scramble to arrange transportation to be able to meet us at the airport so that they didn’t have to wait for five hours in Cancun for us. We were only compensated with $14 that expired the same day to use in the airport for a wat later than originally planned. My daughter and son-in-law war just about to board their flight in Denver to Cancun and had to scramble to arrange transportation to be able to meet us at the airport so that they didn’t have to wait for five hours in Cancun for us. We were only compensated with $14 that expired the same day to use in the airport for lunch. We will never use Avianca again it was a terrible experience all around. Although Aeromexico was a fantastic airline and the service was excellent with them. I would highly recommend Aeromexico if you were thinking about traveling in central America or Mexico."
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: "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."
Pros: "On time"
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"
Cons: "I was hungry on the flight, but while there were drinks, there were no peanuts or other snack offered. I would buy it if it were made available."
Pros: "Christian the flight attendant was amazing!"
Pros: "Duty free in El Salvador rocks, great choices and un real prices"
Cons: "The food on the plane was edible but far from being good, it’s airplane food so all good"
Pros: "We loved everything about the airline we have been traveling with Avianca for several years now and we love it , definitely no other airline has the quality of service and professionalism as Avianca does."
Cons: "We didn't know they served food on the flight so we didn't know to request vegetarian food."
Pros: "El servicio."
Cons: "El avion no era internacional, sin embargo, era por las huelgas de los pilotos."
Pros: "They don't feel cheap like the USA airlines these days. Free entertainment, real food, free alcoholic drinks. Pilot gave my kids a tour of the cockpit and gave them a wings pin and a little toy airplane. Flight attendants are kind and efficient. AND they were the cheapest option. I want to always fly them if possible!"
Pros: "I love Avianca, I wish I could fly everywhere I go with them"
Cons: "They always seem to misplace my miles information. I had to get a new card even though I have traveled with them FOY MANY YEARS!!"
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."
Pros: "Speed and punctual"
Pros: "Quick boarding, friendly crew"
Cons: "No personal entertainment units."
Pros: "I liked everything except the food."
Cons: "There were no vegetarian options for meals"
Cons: "My flight landed at 2:00pm, and my connecting flight boards at 1:55pm. The gate was all the way on the side of the airport and I had to go through another security checkpoint and barely made my flight."
Pros: "- boarding the plane was efficient and well organised - airline staff were friendly - when my flight was canceled I was sent to a hotel and didn't have to wait around in the airport - comfortable with plenty of room, pillows and blankets"
Cons: "- My first of two flights was canceled which was poorly communicated after waiting in a queue for two hours. I am still even now unsure as to why the flight was canceled as no one bothered to inform us as to what the reason was. - On my new connecting flight from San Salvador to Bogotá there was only two meal options (both meat) which I do not eat and was told to just take the meat out of the meal as there was no other options. Would have been helpful to have known before the flight so I could have bought my own food to take on the plane. - The charging points on the back of the seat were inactive"
Pros: "Fly on time. Good customer service on the plain."
Cons: "We were two, they gave us separate sits and they were vacant sits"
Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "The screen in my daughter's seat did not work for the entire duration of the flight. It is the second time that something similar happens to my family or me while flying in this airline in the last two months."
Cons: "they cancelled flight without giving us warning and we had to fly out following day on different airline"
Cons: "Bad customer services. My entertainment system was not working so, I called the flight attendant. They were chatting inside the kitchen and one of them responded after 15-17 minutes telling me that someone will reset my monitor... never happened."
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."
Pros: "Duration Of The Flight. But TACA Airlines is very BAD has to be the Oldest Fleet of Airplanes I've seen in a Long Time. I Guess TACA handles the flights from El Salvador to SFO."
Cons: "A 5+ hour flight the planes they use from El Salvador to San Francisco has NO Entertainment, NO USB Charging outlet and Meal was Horrible. You can really see the difference between an Avianca Flight and TACA flight'"
Pros: "I liked the way the crew treated the pasengers and helped them I wished every avianca crew was like this one"
Pros: "We landed on time. Always appreciated. The movie was absolute dog sh*t and the communal screens were tiny, but at least there was a movie."
Cons: "If I had known at the time of booking that what looked like a quick stop in El Salvador would actually involve everyone getting off of the plane, needlessly going through security again, having items confiscated even though they were legally purchased after going through security at the prior airport, and being made to wait yet another eternity just to board to plane again, I would have chosen another flight."
Pros: "It is super comfortable and the entertainment is great!"
Cons: "The food didn't taste great. It seems to be a general problem with Avianca pilots but usually the take-off and landings are bad. You will usually hear people say "aaaaah" during landing just because the pilots depart waaay to fast."
"Lots of delays. Armrests are not big enough for two people."
Pros: "flight time is so confusing"
Pros: "Comfort plus is a nice upgrade"
Cons: "Having a clear gate to take advantage of being early."
Pros: "Crew was nice and friendly"
Cons: "The economy seats in an A321 are uncomfortable and there is very limited legroom."
Cons: "I had a flight with a connection starting at 6 PM on a Monday. At 5 AM the day of the flight I received notification that the first flight would be delayed, making connection impossible, I was prompted to select another flight to arrive to my destination. I chose a flight with a connection staring at 7 PM. Upon getting on the first flight we began to prepare for takeoff. After about 30 minutes the pilot notified us that we would be delayed 40 minutes because we had nowhere to land at my connection airport. I realized at that point that I would possibly miss my connection, which was scheduled at 10:20 PM. However, I did arrive at the connection airport around 9:40 PM which would have given just enough time to arrive at the connection gate. Unfortunately, upon arrival to the connection airport the pilot informed us that we would have no gate to de-board the plane. The pilot stated that all connections "were aware of our delay" and gave us the gates for each connection. I got off the plane at 10:15 PM and ran to my connection gate arriving exactly at 10:20. The gate attendants informed me that my flight had left, my bags were on the way to my destination city and that I would need to spend the night in the connection city. The attendants, appeared disinterested and impolite but upon prompting provided us with a hotel voucher for the night. The next day we arrived at the airport 2 hours before boarding and waited at the gate. When it was near the time for departure we were informed that the plane had been downgraded and requests were made for some to give up their seats for a later flight or check carryon bags to make room for other passengers. While some lined up to give up their seats and bags, those who chose to remain on the original flight were forced to wait before boarding the plane. We were then told that we would have to wait until the pilot and crew arrived before boarding. Scheduled departure time was 5:46 PM but the time got pushed back until we boarded around 6:30, departure was rescheduled to 6:50 PM. We boarded the plane and waited for departure but a few minutes later the pilot informed us that "he just got here" and that there were mechanical problems that would cause further delay. After an hour we were informed that the plane was not able to fly and instructed to go to another gate for another plane. Departure time got rescheduled to 8:30 PM. The plane departed after 9 PM and arrived at 10:30 PM for a 5:46 PM scheduled departure."
Pros: "Missed connecting flight because of late plane."
Cons: "To be in the plane instead of being placed on standby."
Pros: "The Delta staffed were friendly and greeted me with a smile."
Cons: "The temperature on the plane kept going in and out. It was warm most of the trip. The lady that was sitting in front of me talked on her phone until the plane went up in the sky. She would hide it when the flight attended passed by."
Pros: "Crew ok ... not engaging"
Cons: "The DCA airport was having some problem. 1.5 hours late. Not very good."
Pros: "I like having the adjustable head rests."
Cons: "There was no window in the back row of seats, which was claustrophobic. The seat rows are too close together, that it was hard to focus on the movie on the seatback in front of me. My seat didn't recline at all."
Pros: "Reliable Airline - on time - kept up to date on flight timing - Great crews."
Cons: "Good stuff."
Pros: "No delays. Easy boarding."
Pros: "Internet access. Waiting area at JFK with charging stations for every seat and a tablet to order food & drink."
Pros: "Customer service on the phone."
Cons: "Delays all day on delta. On my way out and on the return flight."
Pros: "Everything was great. Our 4-hour flight went off without a hitch. We've flown with Delta many times and have never had any problems."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by an hour. No explanation given"
Cons: "It took longer to get from nyc to dc that it did Venice to NYC. Horrible....got home at 2am"
Pros: "On time boarding. Good entertainment options, friendly staff"
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: "Crew was good"
Cons: "No idea why there was over a two hour delay."
Pros: "The service, free entertainment."
Pros: "Early boarding for Seniors"
Cons: "Limited food"
Pros: "The efficiency of having my boarding pass on my phone (Apple Wallet). The Kayak and Delta apps streamlined perfectly and I was able to check in and pay for luggage through Kayak! I just need to do better at checking my phone due to both apps sending me updates about flight delays and luggage locations"
Cons: "Lack of space from being confined to the middle seat but the passengers next to me were nice and the plane ride was over before I realized it."
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "AC was not working properly and it was very hot and miserable trip"
Pros: "Great service by gate operators."
Cons: "TSA process"
Pros: "Staff tried to be helpful"
Cons: "Silly series of events. Maintenance problem before flight left previous city, got to us and we boarded only to deplane for more repairs. Ended up with another plane, five hours later. For a 44 min flight. Would’ve been easier to drive!"
Cons: "There really needs to be a way the airlines can better make seating assignments. I was in a window seat and the woman in the middle seat was so large that her arms took all of the arm rest and some of my seat area. Even crossing my arms I was unable to not have her arm up against me."
Pros: "The free small meals are a nice touch. Everything was great. The flight was on time and lived up to my expectations for the best US airline."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants didn’t seem super happy. Not much to complain about on this flight."
Pros: "Arrived safely"
Cons: "Crew arrived late from Buffalo (?!?!) so our 7:59 flight didn’t start boarding until very close to that time. That delay, as Delta well knows, dominoed into LGA’s ATC issues and resulted in an arrival at DCA well after our scheduled arrival."
Pros: "The crew both going and coming from San Jose, Costa Rica were incredible."
Cons: "The long waits on the tarmac waiting on other planes to leave. Which was a big problem because it caused a lot of us to either barely miss our flight or miss our flight."
Pros: "Thanks to Angel in the ATL airport who helped ensure I had a more comfortable flight. He was very kind and I appreciated his help."
Pros: "The seats."
Cons: "In typical Delta fashion they boarded, deplane, board it again and then beat the plane. Blamed it on weather even though a full maintenance crew was beneath the plane in the entire time and, for the coup de gras moved a new flight an hour later 30 gate down. Classic Delta hopefully they'll be out of business in a year"
Pros: "I will always fly Delta. I have tried other airlines and they don't conmpare to Delta's service"
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."
Cons: "The seat I was assigned did NOT recline !!! I have neck and back problems and I was in so much pain. You need to clearly indicate when a seat does not recline ( as in exit row seats, which are clearly indicated)."
Pros: "The movie availability was very much appreciated."
Cons: "Although my TSA Pre check number was on my flight coming into Atlanta, it wss not on my fight leaving Atlanta. That caused me to arrive at my gate 5 mins before boarding time and prevented me from having time to eat breakfast before my flight."
Pros: "Easy boarding, not a full flight, had plenty of room to stretch out, friendly flight crew, extra snacks!"
Cons: "Not much to say I didn't like, few problems with in-flight WiFi but otherwise good."
Cons: "Being late"
Pros: "Hartsfield rental car train broke so it made me miss my original flight to DCA. Delta ticket agents rebooked me w/no problem and could not have been nicer or more professional. Thank you Delta, you are my hero! Hartsfield Airport, not so much."
Pros: "Delta captain was very personable, kept us up to date when a slight delay was necessary."
Cons: "It took over 20 minutes to check our bags. Given that we paid $150 to "upgrade" to Economy Comfort for a ONE HOUR flight, it would have been nice if DAL enabled us to check in with Sky Priority."
Pros: "Service of all the flight staff, smooth flight, and early arrival. Staff was very courteous and helpful"
Cons: "Nothing really. It was an uneventful flight with good service"
Pros: "Allowed Pre boarding of infant (which American no longer does), complimentary food, entertainment on domestic flight, and friendly staff. Delta is upping the game!"
Pros: "The flight was uneventful and although we took off late, we arrived on-time."
Cons: "The rows of seats are so tight that when the big guy in the seat in front of me leaned back (not even putting his seat back) his seat banged into my knees. A combination of cheap seats and too many seats. Made for a very uncomfortable flight."
Pros: "Good food and entertainment choices on board. Little to no feedback from captain regarding inflight turbulence."
Cons: "Getting through security at the LAX Delta Terminal 2 was chaotic and the slowest I have ever encountered. There were two lines which moved at very different speeds. My husband got through his line 15min before I was finished in the other line. One line required iPads to be other, the other didn't. Something was seriously wrong with how things were being handled. Bathrooms onboard were a pigstie."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Too short of a layover in Atlanta"
Pros: "As the flight was over two hours late and a runway at JFK was shut down I opted for a full refund from Delta as I would have been at my destination less than 24 hours. Kayak & Delta was good keeping me informed of changes including the 5 gate changes"
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!"
Cons: "Cancelled my flight then re-booked me for the next day; was able to then find a flight same day but 7 hours later. That then was delayed another 4 hours and I had to buy a rental car to drive home instead. Thus far they have been unresponsive in getting me a refund for my travel. Don't fly Delta."
Pros: "On time...great service!"
Cons: "Seats were a bit narrow."
"Everything! Employee attitudes, no wifi, terrible food, etc"
"I checked in using the app flying from IAD to CR and connecting in Panama. I was over 2 hours early for my flight. Upon boarding they didn’t let me board because I needed a paper ticket and a QR code nobody told me about. Your employee decided to just take me out of the flight instead of fixing the issue. She put me on a red flight. That alleged QR code Could have been completed on the plane since I am fully vaccinated. Horrible experience throughout. Your employees are on our parent and rude"
"Friendly crew on plane. Food and beverage service was appreciated. Copa staff at check-in was uninformed or new. He was requesting a document aside from the required negative covid test results to enter the US. On the first leg, a shorter flight, there was a screen on the back of each seat for easy viewing. On the next leg, which was the longer flight, there were only occasional drop down screens that were more difficult to view dependent upon where you were seated."
"Flight is delayed"
Pros: "Nothing. This airline is awful in every way imaginable."
Cons: "We booked tickets to Costa Rica with Copa and they just changed our flights to two days later than the booking. They didn’t even bother to inform us of the change we only found out because we booked through Kayak and they let us know. Apparently Copa expects you to frequently check your booking just in case they’ve changed anything and don’t feel the need to inform their customers of any changes they make. Then we were told we could get a Copa voucher to use for other Copa flights for having to cancel our booking and rebook with another airline as a 48 hour change to our flight made flying with Copa not doable for us. But the website kept telling us we had a voucher that was sent to our email but despite repeated attempts it never came through. And spent hours trying to get through to someone on the phone to sort it out with no success ever getting through. My advice. NEVER EVER FLY WITH COPA."
Pros: "Service and kindness of the crew."
Cons: "No entertainment onboard"
Pros: "On time excellent attention perfectly clean"
Pros: "The flight attendant crew was really friendly and professional."
Cons: "An option to stay in panama forever."
Cons: "Easy and fast acces to aircraft."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Different movie, more leg room but I'm tall so that is with any plane."
Pros: "The crew and ground customer service are great! Overall we were very pleased with COPA and would definitely fly with them again."
Cons: "Check in was slow. Boarding was disorganized - half the plane was business class or so-called preferred status. Ground staff were unhelpful"
Cons: "Scan machine at gate. Needed two not one. Never got to eat. Waited in line 30 mins"
Pros: "The crew was great and the food selection very good as well"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic. Went above and beyond"
Cons: "On schedule more leg room"
Pros: "Not a single thing. Flight was cancelled and we are being held captive in Costa Rica. We have been given multiple excuses why. Overbooked, weather and the 737 max issue. We just want to go home. Please help us. We have been trying to check in for our new flight with a 20 hour itinerary for 30 minute"
Pros: "Crew and service was great."
Pros: "Check in was fast and efficient. Flight was uneventful, no issues."
Cons: "Copa check in is now at Terminal 3, but boarding is from Tom Bradley Inter'l Terminal. We did not see a regular "high placed" sign for Copa which caused us to make two circuits until we saw the street side sigm which is in a nondescript area and easy to miss. My entertainment touch screen was not responsive and sticky. It froze twice. However after bringing it to the attention of the crew, they did make the effort of resetting it. In this regard I highly commend the very tall FA who was a credit to his profession. It still had problems but did work somewhat. I will add that in all my prior experiences in which this problem occurs the FA's are too busy, or forget to reset the entertainment system, so I happy that he did. The interior did not seemed to be very clean there were food stains on the pull out tray and no in flight magazine in my seat pocket. the cabin crew was nice, youngish but did not have enough personality to tell off passengers doing things that they shouldn't out of common courtesy like the passenger seated next to me playing Chinese language videos out loud on his i phone. The same group spent a lot of time burping and then spending an inordinate length of time picking their teeth with wooden toothpicks which did not make for a pleasant scene. I almost lost my appetite seeing which what vigor they went at it, what were they expecting to find? They would then spit the residue in the air making me a bit nauseous. The food was dire especially the two melted cheese/beef/chicken sandwiches served near the last third of the trip. The main lunch ravioli meal served earlier was not bad. The bottom line is that the flight was uneventful with nothing to note, but there is definite room for improvement."
Pros: "Easy flight, good service, attentive crew."
Cons: "Food was not that great."
Pros: "El tiempo fue rapido"
Cons: "La comodidad del avion. Son muy estrechos."
Pros: "No esperaba mucho y menos de un viaje tan corto... En general los vuelos de copa no son muy buenos pero cumplen con el traslado"
Cons: "Confort la comida .... Aunque se salva la persona q me hizo el checkin en el counter a el si le doy 110 puntos eccelentecactitud fue un joven moreno"
Cons: "The food. it is absolutely horrible"
Pros: "The lost my bag and couldn’t find it till two days after.... they gave me no voucher or explanation I would like to be refunded foe this terrible experience ...."
Pros: "Crew was outstanding! Pleasant, helpful, and professional, smiling even when dealing with difficult passengers."
Cons: "The sound with the headset faded in and out and was scratchy sometimes. I gave up."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine. Good entertainment, in seat options and decent food."
Cons: "There is a second security check point right before you enter the gate area and you can't take any food or drink it which includes water. That made for a long wait with nothing to drink and once on board there was no extra water service."
Pros: "I liked how accommodating the staff was with seating for my family, as I was traveling with two young children and we weren't seated together. There was more leg room than most other domestic air travel companies I have been on. There was no upgrade charge for every little thing, such as blankets, pillows, etc. We were fed on each flight, and alcoholic beverages were at no additional charge. The exit tax to leave Costa Rica was included in our ticket, which I was not aware of until I was leaving the country. (nice surprise). Over all, most other airline companies in the USA have made changes that improve their bottom line, but they have completely ruined any favorable aspect of traveling with their airline (American Airlines, Frontier, Southwest, Delta, etc). Copa has done a great job of providing great service and cost for travelers. Please do not change your business strategy by removing some of the above mentioned benefits I enjoyed in order to improve your profit margin. It is refreshing to know there are still air carriers out there that retain the service that is hoped for by most travelers. Also, Roxana and her entire flight crew were outstanding. Thank you , I will fly with you anytime I have the chance."
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "The flight crew was friendly, the seat was comfortable, and the flight was quick"
Pros: "People are very friendly"
Cons: "The food is not very good at all, especially for breakfast and snacks. Also, the seats and entertainment are on the older side, therefore not very comfortable (but not uncomfortable) and not easy to watch/enjoy."
Pros: "2 free bags, free food d, free booze"
Cons: "1. The flight departed two hours late. The airline offered no explanation or apology. We wound up landing in Washington at 2:00 a.m. 2. Boarding in Panama was chaotic. There was no P.A. system, so we had to strain to hear the shouting airline employees. 3. There were no individual entertainment monitors. There were screens that dropped down about every five rows. All passengers would have to watch the one movie selected by the airline. I was so far from the nearest screen that I could barely see it. 4. The food was awful. 5. The seats were very uncomfortable."
Pros: "The flight was safe and comfortable."
Cons: "The connection flight was delayed, the gate at our connection was switched (meaning we had to go through security 2 extra times), neither flight had individual TV screens, and a vegetarian option was not available by default-as it had been on the flight there."
Pros: "Timeliness, food, good price for a non-stop flight."
Cons: "Not allowed to bring full water bottles on flights from Panama and crew didn't provide enough water service during flight."
Pros: "The crew was super polite!"
Cons: "Seats were too cramped."
Pros: "Excellente attention flying, very friendly, very nice and clean inside the airplanes."
Cons: "Need more personal at the counters servicing people when checking in at the airport in Panama."
Pros: "You pay for a ticket. If they get you to your destination safely and close to on time, they did their job. Once, half the fun was getting there; now all the fun is after you arrive."
Pros: "no comments"
Cons: "I was soprice that we did not have any piows or blankets for this trip."
Pros: "I was impressed that even though it was such a short flight the crew worked hard to provide everyone food and drinks."
Cons: "This was the first Copa flight that we didn't receive a full meal. The crew also seemed more serious and less friendly than on other Copa flights."
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: "Free meal and drinks (including alcohol!) Great service Clean plane Free headphones and movie"
Cons: "If I had to say something negative, I'd say that the crew members have a heavy accent when speaking English. It didn't bother me personally, but some people may not like it."
Cons: "Boarding was too slow"
Pros: "Everything was ok, easy, fast and got special attention in the airport for flying in copa. We didn't had to make the line for security in Costa Rica's airport"
Cons: "Nothing I can tell"
Pros: "The only good thing was boarding"
Cons: "Well i would think it would be a better expiernce cuz I've heard that copa was a good airline and their service was excelent but i was wrong the food was dry and the people were rude the entertainment was a joke. The music would play the same song's over and over."
Pros: "The service by the crew in providing the food and drinks was excellent."
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: "Very little"
Cons: "The cre in charge if business classs was incredibly unfriendly and rude. His name is Rocardo and he should not be a business class crew. He was slow, uninterested, forgetful and at times rude. Cops needs to step up its service"
Pros: "Nothing at all everything was awful I can not recommend this airline to a friend"
Cons: "Poor service at the counters and customer service on the phone. All of my flight were delayed nothing was on time for all 4 flights and in plane service I was given 1 small drink for a 5 hour 20 min flight. This was the worst experience I have had on any airline I'm very unhappy about this. As for the phone service the rep did not know about my flight being delayed 4 hours because my parents called to see the arrival time and they said it was on time and I called them right after to tell them I was delayed 4 hours. I fell that the US airlines are much better in all these cases I really can not see myself talking well about Copa Airlines after this experience."
Pros: "The service was great. And I had a personal issue so I had to change my schedule and they were very kind and helped me."
Cons: "Additional security check at the gate in Panama is not run very professionally or securely and is a hassle."
Pros: "Onboard staff were very friendly."
Cons: "Allow more room for taller passenger without extra cost"
Pros: "This was a long flight for us but the entertainment and food options were great and kept us comfortable the whole time."
Cons: "Nothing really. It was a great flight."
Cons: "How they kept us in the plane for 4 hours and accomodated the people these passengers while others with international transfers missed our flights"
Pros: "Nice staff."
Cons: "At Heathrow, the boarding agents kept calling few passengers without letting the rest of the passengers know what was going on. Also the boarding was delayed without giving specific reason almost 50 min later. Finallly they said the boarding was delayed to catering and cleanning, which I could not believe since the plane has been on a tarmac close to an hour. Passengers were lining up to board, but one of the gate agent kept asking to sit down without giving any reason. Probable one of the worst boarding experience I have ever had in international flights."
Pros: "The plane got from a to b safely"
Cons: "The food was dreadful. Both the gluten free and regular meals. Tasteless and unimaginative. Very dodgy landing. The time of arrival given by the airline prior to flying did not take into account the fact that the clocks went back. So our pickup was delayed. Not good at 4 am"
Pros: "Comfy seats, pleasent crew, good selection of movies and we got there on time. Bathroom was clean."
Cons: "Food was a little gummy and breakfast was a biscuit and a cream cheese filled pretzel"
Pros: "I only gave the low rating on food and entertainment because there was no free food or entertainment on the flight. Overall, however, the flight was fine."
Cons: "No free beverage. At least give the passengers some water."
Pros: "On time, very pleasant and helpful staff"
Pros: "The seat was comfortable and featured the good headrests."
Cons: "Food was inedible so I left it. The sound on the movies was tinny making hearing difficult."
Pros: "movies, etc., accessible/"
Cons: "Plane couldn't be steered after landing...what kind of maintenance is there? had to wait for tow to arrive...missed connecting flight...no assist from Brit Air to figure out how to handle missed connection after arrival."
Pros: "747s are good stable planes in flight"
Cons: "The greatest problem was dealing with the usual chaos and discomfort of traveling through Heathrow airport. Primitive and time-consuming transportation system between terminals- Had to ride overcrowded buses packed with so many people that your body was pressed against your neighbor. Inadequate number of restrooms and poor signage to find them. Bad selection of restaurants. Then at the terminal, boarding time listed as 10:40, but they did not even announce the boarding gate until 10:40. Then a 10 minute ride on another overcrowded bus to the plane which you had to board by a staircase (and a staircase to the door on a 747 is no small thing!) Although flight was smooth in the air, the pilot landed so "hard" I thought the landing gear must have been damaged!"
Pros: "Good staff and nice food"
Cons: "Seats could have been better"
Pros: "Mediocre experience on the ground; much better in the air -- competent, pleasant cabin crew."
Cons: "It seems amazing to me that BA will leave 50 First and Business Class passengers standing in line while they pre-board "families with young children". Some of the families had children who were 7 or 8 years old and certainly had no need for pre-boarding; its just an opportunistic way of jumping the queue. Similarly, some of the "elderly" passengers who claim to need pre-boarding on departure spring to their feet and dash down the aisle on arrival. Air Canada boards Business Class first on this same route; I'm going to migrate back to them, as virtually everything else on the two flights is comparable."
Pros: "Flight wasn’t full so it was great to be able to stretch out!"
Cons: "One older cabin female attendant was quite arrogant - otherwise all good!"
Pros: "Movie choices"
Cons: "Food was horrible. Potatoe chips were served as the 2nd meal. Yuck..seat cushion was hard, leg room was super tight. A painful 7 hours."
Cons: "Not even a bottle of water included in our two £239 returns to Pisa. We could have saved £150 each and flown Ryanair for this level of service. The only difference is that BA don't sell scratch cards(yet!)"
Pros: "The crew was friendly, the food was good, but I have had better. Entertainment was good"
Cons: "The comfort was the worst I have ever experienced. Because it was so bad I will never travel BA again"
Cons: "Flight crew was just ok; nothing they did made me want to fly with British Airways again. Salad was good but the chicken nondescript."
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and professional"
Cons: "My monitor didn’t work and I asked about it twice. Two crew members said they would look into it but it never got reset."
Cons: "Fight was delayed 30 minutes so we missed our connecting flight to Madrid. We are stuck in London for the night, the food is not edible at the hotel they gave us and now we are stuck rearranging all of our future travel plans because we can't get to Madrid until tomorrow. This is our worst travel experience ever. We will never fly British Airways again."
Cons: "The change of seats with the motove of keeping balance on the plane"
Pros: "It was my second flight with BA that day. After first one I said never again, but I didn't have a choice and got on the flight from London to NYC. Everything was great. Food was very good, but my highlight was the crew!!! Super professional, super nice and It's them who will make me fly with BA again"
Cons: "I can't think about one thing ."
Pros: "Liked the dinner. Loved the dessert (chocolate cake )"
Cons: "Didnt like the breakfast. Omelette eggs too greasy aswell as the rest of food. Coffee wasnt good either"
Pros: "The entertainment selections were awesome."
Cons: "The passenger in front of me reclined so far, he was basically on my lap. It made it difficult to see the screen and eat dinner, which was subpar. The person behind me kept poking me in the back. I couldn't figure out how or why. I could've used more arm rest as both people on either side of me took the arm rest. So basically I was surrounded on all sides by inconsiderate people, who were probably as cramped as I was."
Pros: "We were given a snack & drinks. You checked my 2nd bag free which was FABULOUS so I didn't have to deal with gate checking when you asked for us to do that."
Cons: "Was seated in bulkhead & the media screen wouldn't stay facing me. What a pain. Ended up unable to watch it without holding it in place. Seat cushion was very flat & uncomfortable; head rest of poor design did not allow sleep."
Pros: "My flight was changed from Philadelphia to London"
Cons: "Little leg space"
Pros: "Upgraded the world traveler plus and the larger reclining seats, plenty of drinks and good food made all the difference for such a long flight. I'd return to British airways"
Cons: "My personal tv display didn't offer me all the entertainment options that it should have, but the one next to me did and I didn't complain."
Pros: "Many entertainment options, food was tasty."
Cons: "Movie options were not new releases"
Pros: "Plane ldeparted and landed on time. Plane was nicer than expected but not the same quality as Airbus 320"
Cons: "Immigration was severely understaffed for number of people waiting Took an hour to process 50 people. Crew member unhappy by seat swap as had special meal request. Had moved only one seat to the left to help other passenger out."
Pros: "Cleanliness, staff, food, staff"
Cons: "@ 6'4" leg room was tight. Please would airlines load from the back to be more efficient?"
Pros: "Good food. Beautiful plane. Great stuff. Free beverages of all kinds."
Pros: "Courteous service"
Pros: "It was a short flight, so didn't need much."
Cons: "Charged for food, even water. Boarding pass had one gate, but flight actually boarded from a different gate. No one there to tell us, no announcement. Good thing I checked board. No entertainment system."
Pros: "Crew were very accommodating."
Cons: "It was an older plane and the video screens were damaged. Made for an extremely long flight."
Pros: "Great flight staff and meals for coach were excellent. The attendants were so nice and responsive"
Pros: "Got me back to the UK"
Cons: "Lack of storage around seat Lack of privacy Felt like a patient on a trolley Heavy handed portion control Club larder stocked with leftovers Poor quality tableware, that was chipped"
Cons: "Interior of aircraft was terrible. Seat back pouches and headrests torn. In need of a serious upgrade."
Pros: "Excellent service as usual in business class. Flights generally on time. Kayak price was amazing $3k less than anything I could find in BA's home site"
Pros: "787-9 new aircraft with the total lack of space in economy, my worst transatlantic crossing in thirty years. DVT waiting to happen."
Cons: "The whole trip."
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "British airways will not allow us to check in online. We had to do it at the desk before the flight. We had some problems getting seats together."
Pros: "Nice new airplane with good seat design and quiet and confortable in flight. AA crew was nice and entertainment was OK."
Cons: "Chaotic and ilogical boarding"
Pros: "Beautiful plane, comfortable seats, great flight attendants."
Cons: "Food going to London and coming back was excellent except for the last meal. The choice was either chicken salad or egg salad. My recommendation is that if you are going to serve chicken salad then have the alternative either some type of lunchmeat or some other type of protein based meal. I can't eat mayonnaise so there wasn't an alternative of any type."
Cons: "Had flight from Rome to L.A., with a stop in London. At Rome airport, had to wait 2.5 hours in the check-in line. Once at the counter, the lady tells me "don't worry you won't miss your flight, because it has been delayed 3 hours, but bad news is you will miss your connecting flight in London!" She says once you get to London, British Airways will put you in a hotel overnight and you can fly out the next day. We finally get to London Heathrow that night, and there is no one at the gate to help us. After walking to the third floor where their departures are (exhausted with two little kids), I find a BA employee. Asked her if she can put us in a hotel for the night, and she says there are no more hotel rooms available!! She tells me to go find a room myself and they will reimburse me up to 200.00 pounds a night, then hands me a brochure about my rights, and walks away. Shocked, I followed the other pissed off passengers to a hotel reservation agency on the first floor. After standing in another line for 0.5 hour, the guy reserved me a room with one bed at the Best Western for 305.00 pounds!! Now I am finally back home, and will see if I can get reimbursed by these cheapskates."
Pros: "Heathrow Terminal; Check in easy. Staff knowledgable Security smooth until you reach carry on check. Disorganized area very cramped, 3-4 individuals at a time to place items in trays."
Cons: "Gate not assigned until 1 hour before boarding but this issue would be workable if the assigned gate is A. I am 68 years old the trek to gate C was ludicrous."
Pros: "Friendly flight crew. Good food. Loved watching movies."
Cons: "Seat was unable to recline very far."
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