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Top 5 airlines serving from Costa Rica to District of Columbia

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8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,197 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "the crew was not happy what so ever"

Pros: "A full complément of movies to choose from"

Pros: "I like the spaciousness in the front for your feet."
Cons: "The flight lasted about 5 hours, but they only offered limited small snack (chip or granola bar) and some drinks. They have sandwich and other real food but it costs around $9.5. Some other airlines provide free full meal even the flight time was only 3 hours."

Cons: "Change gate not done properly"

Cons: "my seat wouldn’t stay up, it was a little broken"

Pros: "Movie selection was very good"
Cons: "Gentleman sitting in front of my son was intoxicated and dropped his sauce on the floor which splattered on my son. I told the hostess who helped clean up the mess. The man was too drunk to even realize his own mess. Limit drinks. He bought 3 drinks on a 5 hour flight."

Pros: "Alaska is my favorite airline."
Cons: "My seat assignments did not transfer to Alaska so I couldn’t get my seat assigned until just before I could board."

Pros: "More room in economy than other airlines. Thanks!"
Cons: "Still miss the live tv programs from Virgin America days."

Pros: "Half of the flight was empty. I asked of I could move to the row behind. I was told that was premium seating and I didn’t pay for that. I didn’t appreciate being addressed like that. And did ot really matter when nonoe is sitting there or plenty of other seats."
Cons: "She could have just let me sit there. I should have been told that the seat didn’t recline when the ticket was pirchase."

Cons: "Nothing - most excellent flight!"

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "first class service"

Cons: "I was in the last group being boarded (D) - by the time it gets to this group it seems a kind of controlled pandemonium starts and the staff just do their best to herd people in. I have an Alaska Air credit card and one of the selling points was to board earlier, but that has not been the case, as they reserve this for their higher level customers, whatever that means. Also, on this flight, I was very unimpressed with the crew, there was a younger African American man, who was particularly unfriendly, he clearly needs remedial training in customer service. I was disappointed with my experience this time as I have mostly found the crews to be very professional."

Pros: "Crew Entertainment"
Cons: "Two hour delay"

Pros: "Both the ground crew and flight crew provided exceptional service. They were caring, attentive, and very helpful from the time we arrived at the airport in San Francisco until we landed at Washington Dulles."
Cons: "No complaints whatsoever."

Pros: "Flight was fine. Crew friendly. Seat comfort quite good. Movies etc great."
Cons: "Cabin very cold. Took 90 min for crew to come around for drinks and orders. Nothing to do with rough air."

Pros: "Plane left on time and arrived half an hour before schedured"
Cons: "The plane is not clean, seat very small I am not a fat person"

Pros: "Roomy seats and all together comfortable."
Cons: "There wasn't anything we did not like."

Cons: "I don't normally leave reviews, but words really can't describe the nightmarishness of what should have been a quick four hour flight from San Francisco to Washington. Seats for my wife and I were not where I had reserved. Plane had one working lavatory for a cabin of 150 economy passengers. This resulted in a line that stretched the entirety of the single aisle of the plane for the majority of the flight. The second toilet simply had a piece of paper with sharpie that read "DO NOT USE!!" There were two attendants, one of whom wore a t-shirt and was mostly indistinguishable from the passengers. Didn't get so much as a cup of water until over two hours into the four hour flight. No snack, but that's the least of my complaints really. The attendants spent most of the flight in the back of the plane discussing their new vacation lottery and where they were going to go out drinking when we landed–I know because the rear of the plane was where I ended up, forced to smell the single working toilet, in a seat that didn't recline."

Cons: "The gate was switched at the last hour for no apparent reason to a gate that had a delayed flight. My flight was delayed an hour as we waited for the first flight to depart and then my flight to deplane, get cleaned, load and depart. Not sure why this needed to happen."

Pros: "Boarding smooth"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Our flight attendants were fantastic."
Cons: "The application I had to download had cookies."

Pros: "Nothing, didn’t fly"
Cons: "I purchased insurance in the event my circumstances changed and I couldn’t fly. My circumstances did change and I ended up not flying. When I contacted Alaskan, they “reimbursed” me for the flight but simultaneously charged me $125 as a change fee. The result was no benefit from the insurance, and a loss of my money as a result."

Pros: "The great selection of movies available on the flight."
Cons: "The flight attendants seemed rude and not friendly."

Pros: "Also...spacious seating by coach standards"
Cons: "Never a fan of boarding zones but it was fine"

Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Our seats did not recline - this was a red-eye flight so not seats that do not recline is a problem. The plane was very cold and we kept our jackets on but it was still too cold. The flight attendant said it was warmer in the center of the plane. That's great for them but didn't help us since we were not seated in the middle."

Pros: "The service, The Flight attendant was sooo nice. The food was great and the seats were comfortable. The time flew by."

Pros: "On time. Tons of free movie options. Good snack options. Comfortable seats."

Pros: "Flight was not crowded, so there was an empty middle seat. Arrived early."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "The flight was on time, the crew was very friendly and the seats were very comfortable. Overall very good experience."

Pros: "I had an aisle seat with no one in the middle seat next to me. Very little turbulence over The Rockies. Movie selections poor...same as back in March and it is now July."
Cons: "Flight arrived at 12:05 a.m. rather than 10:45 p.m. flight path went to Charlotte N.C. and then to Dulles..strange. Due to heavy traffic or weather conditions?"

Pros: "Premium seating has more leg room"
Cons: "Entertainment system down. WiFi worked intermittently and was very slow. Without the system, food service was nonexistent. I actually asked for food to purchase only to have an attendant walk to ‘check’ and never return. Abysmal."

Pros: "Entertainment, free movies"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "They separated my seat with my 2 years old son, far far away. My 2 yo son got the seat in row 13 while mine was row 23. Then the front desk staff could only help to switch to row 12 and row 13. We’re still not together. That’s horrible. Then when we got on the plane, I asked people around if they don’t mind to switch their seats, but still not working well. The flight attendants didn’t help at all. Just saying, “this is the best we can do.” What did they do? They didn’t even help me to work it out. Then one of the front desk staff came onto the plane and help me out. My son and I finally sit together. But the overall experience sucks! Alaska Airlines needs to train their crew to have more emphatic to the passengers."

Cons: "We only had one drink for a 5 hour flight! Took two hours until we were finally able to get a glass of water."

Pros: "Crew was exceptional - friendly and took care of passengers, including helping an old lady with her bags etc."

Pros: "all was good trip and service nothing to criticize"

Pros: "The selection of movies"
Cons: "Noisy unfortunately second to last row on the plane near bathroom noise and traffic. Loud conversations behind me. At one point a woman started playing music on a device and singing loudly. This was a night flight. I think one of the passengers finally asked her to stop, I would have thought one of the flight attendants would have approached her"

Pros: "Usually we fly United on a direct flight to PDX. That flight is no longer available so we chose Alaska to Seattle. Their entertainment and internet actually works making them a better option than United. Flights were on time, crew was friendly, and the aircraft was clean. No complaints with Alaskan, and actually happy to change airlines after years of being with United even though it is not a direct flight to our destination."

Pros: "Yes, they My have lost it but they delivered it to make up for the mistakes."

Pros: "Alaska is great in all ways"

Cons: "Chargers didn't work on either flight"

Pros: "Clean airplane. Seats are leather which I prefer to fabric ones. I like the adjustable head rest."
Cons: "Not crazy about having to take the shuttle to airport after deplaning."

Pros: "Great crew and good service"
Cons: "Flight was late. Seats were small and cramped. At LAX, had to wait on board 20 minutes for bus to immigration. Then had to stand on bus for 15 minutes while drivers chatted outside. Immigration was a nightmare at LAX. Never again."

Pros: "The staff was really friendly, easy boarding, great fast baggage claim. overall great!"

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: "I loved the free chat and free entertainment! It made such a long flight go so much better and goodbyes and travel easier knowing that I could communicate on the go! For someone with social anxiety, being able to talk to loved ones when I was going through things was the best experience ever! Thank you so much!"

Pros: "Cheese & fruit, not full plane"
Cons: "Trying to connect to wifi"

Pros: "Crew was accommodating and friendly-as I would expect."
Cons: "Service above and beyond the expected."

Pros: "Efficient birding and exiting process. Crew members attentive and quick"
Cons: "Plane was delayed 30 min but the team was clearly doing their best to get us going"

Cons: "Too late"

Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "Landed much earlier than expected!"

Pros: "Flight was pretty seamless, lots of room."
Cons: "Nothing bad to say"

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."

Pros: "Professionalism"

Pros: "Efficiency"

Pros: "On time take off, nice flight attendants, on time arrival."
Cons: "The entertainment system stopped working about 10 minutes before take off and never came back up."

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: "Flight was on time. Got to my destination ahead of schedule. Great work."

Pros: "Comfort Price"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Was great on time, friendly staff and snacks"

Pros: "JetBlue is usually great and this flight was no exception. I always check-in from home and love how easy they make it. I also sign up for the sms updates and they communicate well that way."
Cons: "But.... being delayed three times on a flight where I was literally jumping off the plane and going straight to a viewing... Not great. At least they had a bar in front of the gate so I could try to relax with ridiculously overpriced drinks. I notice they have a bar at the DCA to FLL gate in DC too. Nice work, JetBlue. Mostly..."

Pros: "Clean restroom"
Cons: "Polite flight attendant"

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 :)"

Pros: "Landed exactly on time!"
Cons: "TV's didn't work at all. Hot tea tasted terrible, were you using Boston Harbor water?"

Pros: "Direct TV...during the entire flight!! I usually fly SW because of the no baggage fee. On this particular trip, I was able to send my bags w/ my sister b/c she drove to Orlando and back to VA."
Cons: "It would be nice if JB included 1 checked bag w/o a fee. However, I did enjoy the fact that I had DirectTV to watch and it wasn't a really big plane. I liked the aisle and window seat options."

Cons: "I came 40min prior to my flight and found out that it was too late to check in my bag. I rescheduled my flight for $50 fee to make sure I get in in time for my meeting. When I went inside, I found out that my original flight got delayed and was leaving only 15min earlier than my new flight, which then got delayed for another 45min...disaster. Essentially, I paid extra $50 for nothing. In fact, I would have been on my original flight and gotten to my meeting in time had they not had you are on your own attittude toward customers."

Pros: "We had terrible delays and very little transparency in regards to what was going on with the flight. We were stuff on TARMAC without warning for much longer than expected. Overall it took me longer to get from Boston to DC than it took me to get from Spain to Boston. Unacceptable."

Pros: "more leg space liked loading from the back to the front of the plane."
Cons: "late departure."

Pros: "The plane arrived safely in DC."
Cons: "I didn't like that the flight was delayed but it's understandable."

Pros: "The entertainment aboard"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 45 min,Weather was fine:("

Pros: "Free in flight wifi is great. Crews are very friendl"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3.5 hours. JetBlue did provide $75 voucher but a delay of this magnitude was a major inconvenience. JetBlue poorly communicated the situation."

Cons: "I think JetBlue is starting to slip. Our flight was first delayed an more than an hour due to weather. That is understandable. But, then, after we boarded, we continued to sit at the gate. After a half hour or more, the pilot finally informed us that there were problems with the plane's communications system. They called maintenance. After another half hour or more, we were told we had to get off the plane so they could restart the entire plane. After an hour or so at the gate, we were told the problem had been fixed and we could reboard. We were nearly 5 hours late, much of it due to a maintenance problem. This is the second time this month that I've endured substantial delays on JetBlue due to maintenance problems."

Pros: "Snacks are always great."
Cons: "Service could've been a little bit better. Wasn't terrible, just wasn't legendary."

Pros: "JetBlue has leg room appropriate for adult humans. AA and UA imprison you in spaces so small you suffer actual damage to your body."

Cons: "Delay."

Cons: "There was a maintenance delay that lasted 5 hours and we couldn't change flights because we had a checked bag"

Pros: "Wheelchair service and an offer to put me closer. To the front ."

Cons: "2 hours late"

Pros: "Crew was awesome...service great!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Fast boarding, excellent costumer service."

Pros: "Easy boarding. Fast. On time or even early arrival. No hassle"
Cons: "No movies on less than a two hour flight. Only options for drinks were coffee water and OJ. Was hoping for a tea"

Pros: "I had to change my return flight from JAX (which was handling fairly easily) due to a family funeral. We upgraded our seats to the bulkhead (row 1) and while the leg room was OK, it wasn't exactly what I expected. We did get early boarding. The pilot spoke to us clearly and explained the delay, etc. (due to weather)."
Cons: "The Internet was barely working (and I count on that during a flight). The sound was terrible for the video/audio (using my own headphones). My biggest issue was that my boarding pass on the app was incorrect -- I changed my flight from May 17 to May 22 but the boarding pass still said may 17, so I had to get a paper pass from the ticket counter. This was after I called JetBlue, and they supposedly fixed the problem. The flight was extremely bumpy, the entire way. All this after a 1 hour delay for the flight. Thankfully, we had no connections."

Pros: "Excellent service throughout."

Cons: "The boarding process is very old styled airport bus (no AC mid May) and stairs. It's a big airplane and lots of people, so the process took really long time, and very uncomfortable in the heat. In flight English announcement is barely recognizable due to heavy accent."

Cons: "I was in row 4 and overhead storage was full before I boarded so I had to gate check my bag. This was unfortunate."

Pros: "The plane was clean, the pilots did a great job in iffy weather. Jet Blue is my go to for this route—they seem to be trying more than some competitors."
Cons: "Seats are too small to be comfortable, and I'm an average sized guy. The overhead compartments are a joke when it comes to boarding."

Pros: "On time. Courteous and friendly crew."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Loved the movie/TV screen"

Pros: "$100 credit from Jetblue to all passengers on this fiasco."
Cons: "Extra long delay with little information, getting home at 2am instead of 10pm, entertainment system not working on plane."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Nightmare luggage situation ruined my whole trip and put my reputation in jeopardy because I don't have clothes to wear for jury duty today. I checked my bags personally after going through customs In the connecting baggage area then had a four hour layover and they JETBLUE couldn't get the damn bags on board! This is completely frustrating and costing me money as I miss work/jury duty waiting for luggage. Azores airline did a great job of luggage transfers. For the first time in my life my luggage came up the carousel within the first three bags."

Pros: "Plane was cold on the ground and in the air b"

Pros: "The flight crew were very friendly and worked hard."
Cons: "We had a delay and the radio and TV's did not work the entire flight!"

Pros: "Friendly staff, everything was on time (actually got in early), and they have TVs, what more do you need?"
Cons: "No complaints, very straightforward for a short flight"

Pros: "Comfortable plane."
Cons: "Overhead space."

Pros: "Seats are good and crew excellent"
Cons: "I miss the jack Daniels"

Pros: "I don t know what hapen with Avianca. The Atencion in bussines Class is bad and the food is to poor"

Pros: "the flight was on time"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "More water offered during trip"

Pros: "Online check-in, boading"
Cons: "Food"

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: "Yes quick exclelente"

Cons: "My lugares gota lost"

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: "Tasty little sandwiches, everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Lost our bags in Panama City even though we had a five hour layover."

Pros: "The flights wers on time"

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!"

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!!"

Pros: "Staff was nice. Relatively comfortable, good movie selection"
Cons: "I'm vegetarian, only ham and cheese sandwich"

Pros: "I'm very dissapointed with avianca specially.now that I have a few trips coming up. When I was at the airport I asked the clerked for specific information ,I asked him how much it would cost to take my surfboards if it was going to be to expensive I would just leave them home ,he said no problem that there would be a charge of.$120_150 and it cover the trip until denpasar ,I asked are you sure?he said YES that he would put it on the note and that if I had any problems in NY to just show them the receipt well no need to say.that.when I arrived in NY I was charged again ,the cs rep of the other airline said they wouldn't have charged if avuanca would have put that the surfboard was going until denpasanr when we said that he had done it we looked stupid because he had just checked our bags on the tag until Bali but not the surfboard. So now I have to return and I'm working if I will have.to.end up paying.$1000 in.total.just for my surfboard.when this could have been avoided from the start if the cs rep of Avianca would have told.me the truth or know how to do his Job. What solution can you give ,I feel very annoyed. Thank you"
Cons: "The beverages and punctuality"

Pros: "Viajo mucho y Avianca es mi aerolinea preferida, las asistentes de vuelo mientras no sean de Costa Rica, son muy amables, las costarricenses son muy pedantes y groceras y las Colombianas las mejores, lindas, amables, pacientes."

Pros: "If Avianca was everywhere we would fly them every time!!!! We had some delay issues and they were so kind and accommodating!!!"

Cons: "Bad customer service when dealing with the issue."

Pros: "Generous food and drinks. Smooth flight."

Pros: "Kind and respectful personnel"
Cons: "I was asked to be at the La Paz airport 3 hr before international flight, so did I, only to see the check in open 1.5 hours before the flight, more consistency needed"

Pros: "Entertainment options were great."
Cons: "It would be nice to have food options that do not include meat. However, in general the food was poor."

Pros: "Fast and confortable, like every flight should be!!"
Cons: "The crew in Costa Rica was new and it took more time to departure because it got a little bit messy at the beginning"

Pros: "Poor attitude by crew members. Upon arrival back to the USA, found luggage had been broken and items lost. I spent 1 hour filing paperwork with Avianca- two months later and I have not heard from them. Unbelievable. Will not fly Avianca again."

Cons: "Everything. I missed the flight because I was sleeping near the gate after two night flights and no one called me to board the airplane. I got only stress from this flight. Regards, Iadviga"

Pros: "The crew was so prifessional"

Pros: "On time, no delays, good information and updates, We are impressed by the prompness of your crew."

Pros: "We liked the duration of the flight. The people were great and the food was nice with several drinks."
Cons: "We liked everything."

Cons: "Having waited in San Jose for two hours, I was hoping that maybe my experience on the last flight from Guatemala was an aberration. It was NOT! Again the food was disgusting and there was no form of entertainment available. Someone gave me their extra "snack" as we were disembarking but I left it on the plane. I am not one who usually tosses food aside; however, the food they gave us was revolting."

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

Pros: "My best experience so far"

Cons: "Flight was almost an hour late, everyone lined up to board and they didn't boder to make any announcement or explanation. How rude!"

Pros: "The flight was in scheduled"
Cons: "There was ONE crew member from Avianca welcoming passengers as soon as you got there, but this person disappeared after he got the forms filled out ... I didn't know who to ask about the vip room because there was no one from Avianca around so I had to spend my 2 hours sitting in the waiting room without wifi and been Cold and hangry when I as a executive class passenger was able to have access to the VIP room . That I didn't like . Also, when we were boarding the plane there was another plane for the same gate that we were boarding passengers, too ... In another words I didn't like that airport . I'll make sure never again if I can to go through la Paz, Bolivia."

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

Pros: "everything except boarding"
Cons: "I arrived on time with my boarding pass printed but there were so many people because Avianca was not organized that i had to ask for help to get on time on the airplane. Avianca is very slow at the counter, otherwise i like it."

Pros: "Comfy, good film selection, friendly crew."
Cons: "My entertainment screen kept turning itself off and getting stuck."

Pros: "Boarding"

Cons: "4 1/2 hour delay in San Salvador"

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

Cons: "No vegetarian food"

Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Small plain and no snack or any entertainment for those that get stressed."

Pros: "La comida muy mala"

Pros: "Crew"

Pros: "the boarding was 1:30hrs late no one gave information why the boarding time was late or offer a refreshment during the waitting time. Also I think when this happen it shoilb be a considetation for the pasangers since some of us has to drive about an hour or more to get to home."

Pros: "Punctually its flight"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Cons: "The couple next to me kept getting wine from the flight crew and were obnoxiously drunk. I couldn't hear my movie, couldn't sleep, couldn't read, but also couldn't leave. I was hungry because Avianca only served pork dishes I couldn't eat and didn't offer me something else. Please consider ALL of your customers' comfort when creating your food and beverage policies."

Pros: "My seat was comfortable"
Cons: "I had to pay too much for extra pounds. The tv sound was not working at the seat at was at. The crew was to slow to remove the trash after food. They were so slow that coffe was not provided because by that time people were asking for it there was turbulence. Too slow the crew from this flight."

Pros: "They treat passengers like they matter; they serve food, drinks and even smile at their guests. I thought I was transported to a different generation. Good for you, Avianca! I'll fly again."
Cons: "Passengers were filthy. Not the airline's fault."

Pros: "Los espacios amplios en asientos y el entretenimiento moderno."

Pros: "Everithing the comfort, clean plane, the service, smooth landing"

Pros: "Everything from online check-in to in-flight service, smooth landings and on time performance were great. We took 4 flights in November from SFO to Costa Rica. Very short 1hr layover in San Salvador airport. Shortest total flight time available! As Americans it was nice to be immersed in Latin culture right from the start. We needed to use Avianca live phone support before departure which was also excellent. We would fly this Airline again."
Cons: "No complaints, very well organized in flight and ground services."

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."

Cons: "we boarded on time and were on tarmac for over an hour and a half with no explanation, no beverages."

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"

Pros: "Entertainment selection was nice."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Terrible flight experience from delta"

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."

Cons: "Flight was delayed by an hour. No explanation given"

Pros: "On time boarding. Good entertainment options, friendly staff"

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "AC was not working properly and it was very hot and miserable trip"

Cons: "Flight attendant took my complimentary new order but then forgot to bring me the food."

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: "I really enjoyed the just a little bit larger seats, extra leg room, and the ability to watch a movie on a screen that wasn't my iphone 6 screen."
Cons: "It would be nice to have gluten-free snack options on the flight, since I have to be gluten-free."

Cons: "The plane was late to JFK and then we had to wait for them to deboard and prepare for us to get one. Now we are in DCA and we can’t even get to our gate for another 10 mins"

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!"

Cons: "Flight was late by almost 2 hours!!!"

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."

Cons: "No entertainment. Wifi didn't work."

Pros: "Flight"
Cons: "no access to sky club"

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: "On time"

Pros: "left on time - landed early. Gate checked my luggage for me."

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "The cost of the ticket"

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"

Cons: "Flight delayed due to weather and mechanical.. nightmare! Still not sure when I'll get to DCA . I was suppose to get in at 9:30 pm. Flight from atlanta won't leave until 10:20 pm."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Employees at the Atlanta airport have a SERIOUS chip on their shoulders. Just when you thought seats couldn't get any smaller or closer together. Paid for priority boarding but the boarding pass still said zone 3. Employees could care less."

Cons: "Delayed"

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: "I was delayed coming from an international flight and was so thankful for the help from delta at the counter and at the gate. I did lose my bag but that was my fault in the confusion of jfk. I got my bag in 2 days."
Cons: "When i got my bag back the handle wouldn't go down fully. Baggage handlers must've mishandled it and bent something."

Pros: "On time...great service!"
Cons: "Seats were a bit narrow."

Pros: "seating at row 2a was roomy enough only because the seat in front was empty do no danger of a recline. The service was excellent, entertainment options excellent and products in bathroom are nice - Malin & goetz. The captain came out and greeted everyone, which I appreciated"
Cons: "The food served for dinner was not great. Pasta with a mushroom sauce. Sauce was really soupy. I'm not really crazy about the snack basket options - not enough savory and no chocolate. The seats on the new 737-900 are not comfortable"

Cons: "Too many boarding calls for different levels of service."

Pros: "delayed. equipment failure."

Pros: "Timely departure."
Cons: "My daughter was traveling alone (as a college freshman) for the second time and her bag was overweight. The counter agent was impatient with her and made her feel embarrassed"

Pros: "The Delta staff at the Marine terminal at La Guardia were fantastic and saved the staff that re-issued tickets at JFK."
Cons: "5 minutes until boarding at JFK we were told to transfer gates; upon arriving by shuttle to the new gate, passengers were informed the aircraft was downsized and 20 people needed to be bumped. I volunteered since I had a flexible schedule so Delta re-issued me a ticket at 9am JFK for a 10am flight out of La Guardia. I trusted them I'd make it in time and they said they called taxis for us so we left to go catch them. Actually, no taxis were to be found so we had to call our own and were significantly delayed. I was in the first group of 5 people to be re-issued and arrive at La Guardia. Everyone else bolted but my new boarding pass didn't work and they actually didn't properly re-issue my ticket as I had been booked as leg 3 of my international flight from Malaysia. After they called three different departments including China they were able to print my ticket at 9:54am so I sprinted through the security and to my gate and was able to somehow make the flight as they were closing the door. However probably 14 or so of the original bumped passengers definitely didn't make it."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "plane left on time"
Cons: "seats were too close, luggage was delayed,"

Cons: "Old plane. No seat back entertainment. No USB ports"

Cons: "The stewards crew was very very very rude. The airplane looked like its going to come apart any minute. We could actually see rust in the wings of the airplane. I think the plane should be retired, for the sake of the flyers!!!!"

Pros: "On the flight I got on the 8:20 to Reagan the flight attendances were wonderful! Defiantly made up for me having a aweful time on the 7:20 flight. I loved your flight attendants on this flight!"
Cons: "So I arrived in Atl was on standby for the 7:20 flight to Dca airport I had already paid $50 for standby! I got cleared for this flight and bumped to delta comfort. I was super excited to finally get upgraded! Then the plane had problems we were then again delayed and had to deplane. We were told this would be a 2 hour delay. I proceeded to try an get on the next flight at 8:20 while asking about a window seat the lady told me I would have to pay an additional $19! Well I had already paid $50. So the nice lady put me on that flight after I had already asked for window seat. She put me in the middle seat! I get that planes have problems and flights are delayed! There was so much bad yesterday then good and I feel like delta should know. It's more and more bad everytime I fly! Please fix these problems!"

Cons: "Customers Service: I had an issue with the baggage (it was broken) and they say that is an normal process."

Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Initially separated from my minor child and had to change seats. Also, my tweezers were taken away."

Pros: "It was everything pretty good!"

Pros: "Thankfully we missed the holiday traffic so we were able to check in and board effectively."
Cons: "Food service was poor and planes were outdated."

Pros: "The crew was super polite!"
Cons: "Seats were too cramped."

Pros: "The call center was not accured The fligh atendent did'nt pay any attention"

Cons: "The boarding and departure took extremely long. I understand that there was a Power outage the day prior to this flight and that this cause major delays and issues throughout the following days."

Cons: "The boarding and departure took extremely long. I understand that there was a Power outage the day prior to this flight and that this cause major delays and issues throughout the following days."

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

Cons: "Boarding was too slow"

Cons: "There needs to be some snack options in business class after the light meal."

Pros: "The crew was extremely friendly, one of the friendlier crews I've flown with lately. Lots of leg room"
Cons: "Planes are old and outdated, no entertainment for medium/longer-haul flights"

Pros: "Free food, free drinks, free luggage!!!"

Pros: "The crew was exceptionally kind And efficient The food was ok"
Cons: "Not that much"

Pros: "everything was great."
Cons: "the AC on the Guatemalan Airport"

Pros: "The movies and the crew were very friendly."
Cons: "The waiting on the departure of the plane"

Pros: "Whole experience from San Jose through to Panama City was good. Although a short flight, the crew managed to serve a meal and drinks. As it was such a short flight, there was no entertainment."

Cons: "The cabin was too cold.....and we had at least three different departure gates"

Pros: "I liked the TVs, the free food and drinks, and the comfort of the chairs"

Pros: "Food was provided."
Cons: "Took off late."

Pros: "The food was good, a small snack and drinks. The crew is friendly"
Cons: "They could renew the fabric of the seats, and carpets. there is not entertainment offer"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "The fact that we were delayed for 2.5 hrs. But that was the act of God."

Pros: "I was pleased with everything"
Cons: "Everything was good!"

Cons: "Boarding at Panama was a mess. Completely disorganized chaos. So bad on the other end there were immigration people screaming at the crew "Copa - help your passengers a little"."

Pros: "Price, efficient boarding, crew"
Cons: "Crowded small seats, overhead movies no one watched,"

Pros: "Fui atendido muy bien . La puntualidad y la informacion que van suministrando es de primera"

Pros: "free luggage and food"
Cons: "they had me waiting for 8 hours at the airport for my fly and sent me to a hotel with no hot water. Many many more things that I did not like. riped luggage, arrived niext day made me loss one day"

Cons: "This was fine because it was a United flight"

Pros: "Everything ran on time, quick flight, comfortable seat for sleeping."

Pros: "the options they give, are excellent... The best for any customer... And the healthiest, since 2 days before i yraveled in united and got stomch sick cause all they give is chicken and meet and those are bad options as airplane food"
Cons: "I had to wait a lot for my luggage in my final destination.... Thats all"

Pros: "No turbulence, on time, empty middle seat, two good free movies, good free lunch - after fifty years, the perfect flight!!"
Cons: "Had to have a second security check near gate and then no access to water fountains or bathrooms - fortunately did not need either"

Cons: "The flight was delayed"

Pros: "On time Great service"

Cons: "my luggage handle was cut off my rolling suitcase by TSA without notification or reason and as I try to file a claim I am getting the run around:("

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "USB port Video/TV screen in seat. Food was good. Very lovely staff"
Cons: "The loud speaker was VERY loud..."

Cons: "The Service was horrible! The crew doesn't have manners ! They need to be trained on customer service at list ones!"

Cons: "Between San Jose and Las Vegas, probably in SanJose, a 500 dollar Breil Milano watch was taken from my checked luggage. In a rush at the hotel, I had regrettably packed it rather than carrying it on."

Pros: "The service, the big smile of the representatives"
Cons: "Keep it up!!"

Pros: "Copa is exceptional with staying on time. On board food and service also always good."

Pros: "fue un viaje muy tranquilo y plasentero"

Pros: "I got to see Black Mass on my copa flight. Its a movie i was meaning to see"

Pros: "There was a flight delay longer than what my next layover was going to be. Copa rebooked me with American Airlines and got to my final destination just 40 minutes later than originally planned."

Pros: "They served a meal and it left on-time."
Cons: "I bought my ticket through Kayak and it included a layover in Panama City. However, it was being run on two separate airlines (United and Copa). Because of this, I could not check-in online. I arrived in San Jose to check in early since I had a 4am flight and was planning to sleep in the terminal. However, the Copa crew did not show up until 2/2:30am to begin checking people in at the counter. There was no other way I could get my ticket ahead of time and I probably would have stayed at a hotel and left early rather than arriving at 8pm and waiting for 6 hours in the open part of the airport."

Pros: "Flight arrived on time"
Cons: "Row 22 was not a charme. We did not get any drinks at all. Should not happen on a flight. No entertainment"

Pros: "Copa does everything with excellence and although economy seats are small, their superb service overshadows everything else. I'll definitely continue to use Copa Airlines and recommend it to everyone."

Pros: "They help to us, to be together inside to the aircraft"
Cons: "Boarding, entertainment"

Pros: "I really enjoyed flying Copa."
Cons: "The fact that Panama is the on layover. The people in the airport are some of the nastiest people I've ever had to deal with. Not to mention, there was nothing said at the gate about having to have your luggage checked again. We sat there for 1 hr and they never said a thing. And the gate area smelled like urine."

Pros: "Flight left PTY at 0944. Most of the passengers were more interested in sleep than IFE, so I'm presuming that many of them (like me) had made a connecting hop from somewhere else starting at oh dark thirty."

Pros: "Typically good Copa service, including breakfast service even though the crew had only about a half-hour to accomplish that."

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