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DAV — PTY
Jan 26 — Feb 21
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Average price round-trip

$160

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$261

Good deal one-way

$114
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $114 or less one-way and $261 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from David to Panama City was found 84 days before departure, on average.
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  • High season is considered to be September, October and November. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 15% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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7.9
Copa AirlinesOverall score based on 12928 reviews
8.1Boarding
7.9Comfort
8.3Crew
7.4Entertainment
7.6Food
Airline reviews

I missed my flight waiting for PCR results. I was hoping that a circumstantial accommodation could be made to help me get into the flight, as I was trying to get to the gate a little over an hour before the flight was scheduled to take off, but I wasn’t allowed. I do understand it’s atypical, but it could’ve been possible for someone to help me get to the gate with a little over 30 minutes to spare…not easy, but not impossible.

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I missed my flight waiting for PCR results. I was hoping that a circumstantial accommodation could be made to help me get into the flight, as I was trying to get to the gate a little over an hour before the flight was scheduled to take off, but I wasn’t allowed. I do understand it’s atypical, but it could’ve been possible for someone to help me get to the gate with a little over 30 minutes to spare…not easy, but not impossible.

healthier food option

Should accept cash payments for bag payments.

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.

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: "Food"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "On time excellent attention perfectly clean"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Yes"
Pros: "Everything aside from the smell seated next to me."
Cons: "The person I was seated next to had very very bad body odor. They also urinate on the seat. I had to tell the flight attendant about the spoiled seat that I previously brought to the attention of the caretaker of the individual but she had zero concern. I was on a 7 hour flight having to try and avoid the smell. I had to attempt to eat food trying to avoid that smell. The person in front of my seat was able to smell the body odor and urine. He also warned me about the urine in the seat that I was aware of but at least he cared unlike that caretaker. If not fot that experience my flight would have been much better."
Pros: "Everything was smooth. There were movies. Thw attendants were nice, we were offered food and drink but I declined, but it looked like my neighbors had a yummy looking burrito. The flight was not packed at all and there was a joyful baby and two joyful folks in the seats next to me."
Pros: "I was surprised that they served two very nice meals on our flights."
Cons: "The entertainment system had some issues. The headphone that were distributed have a double and single plug to attach to the armrest. Since the armrest had two femal plugs in it then I assumed that the headphone required the two male plugs. That didn’t work. It wasn’t until much later that I tried the single plug from the headphone but that only worked when jiggling it around to make it connect properly. Would have preferred one of the new systems that allow you to stream a movie of your own choice to your own device."
Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "My flights could have been on time so I count catch my connection and didnt have to buy another ticket!"
Pros: "Pricing is very reasonable."
Pros: "On time departure from DAV."
Cons: "Crew attitudes were poor from start to end. Indifferent, dismissive."
Cons: "Big delay"
Cons: "There was a prolonged delay on arrival in Panama, as the gate was apparently in use. They set up stairs (on the runway?) and they transported us by bus to the airport. On the connecting flight to Guatemala, they began boarding an hour before departure, only to wait on a bus to be taken to the aircraft. Apparently the airline doesn't only double book seats on flights, but on Gates on arrival and departure as well? Aside from this particular gripe, the crews were pleasant and the airfare was a relative bargain, so all in all not a bad option IMO."
Pros: "All the steps were efficient and friendly from the ground to the air. The nice attention of the COPA air personnel was also appreciated"
Cons: "We sat at the gate waiting for 30 minutes to deplane from a 60 minute flight - no announcement as to why"
Pros: "The food was really good and the flight attendant was really friendly and nice! Great service on the plane. Actual flight crew/boarding crew were excellent, only the check in crew were poor (so overall rating for crew is "okay")."
Cons: "The policy for needing a flight out of the country you are entering NEEDS TO BE CHANGED! Why do you (as an airline company) care how or when I am getting out of a country when the customs control itself doesn't care. If it's a rule for a country, let the country control it! Airlines need to stop enforcing this pointless rule because currently they are the only ones who care. This made for a lot of stress for us trying to get through check-in trying to "prove" we were leaving the country. Awful check-in process/rules. Also, the entertainment system should be more personalized like other up-to-date airline companies with individual TV's for everyone."
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: "The airline itself was great with their service. I always use Kayak to book my flights."
Cons: "I was denied entry into Panama through immigration because of a past criminal record. I was detained for 9 hours with no food, water, or access to my belongings. I was unaware of what was happening, as I haven't had a criminal history for many years and wasn't informed upon purchasing this ticket that this would be a problem. I was sent back to San Francisco. This has interfered with other travel plans and tickets that have already been purchased once I reached my final destination of Bogota, Columbia. I need to reach Quito, Ecuador by March 21st and I'm now back in San Francisco extremely disappointed."
Cons: "The ticket counter in Managua is unlawfully closing flights when overbooked and telling passengers they were late. Then they charged change of ticket costs for next day flight and did not provide overnight stay. They filled up flight then all agents leave counter so passengers have no one to check in. Then they came back and said it was too late and flight was closed and passenger’s fault. Then they said because bilked through Kayak/Justfly, they said next flight was not available and had to leave on last flight out of Managua the following day. This is unlawful and outrageous activity."
Cons: "Too hot.our air nozzles weren't working. Not enough water. Thought I would faint. The breakfast was small and pitiful. No screens to watch movie on. Also...made us pay more to get seats together."
Pros: "This was a nice experience for a fairly typical airline. Meaning, not Emirates, Qantas, or the others that are supposed to be top-notch. To be fair, I haven't flown them, I'm just thinking of things I've heard and read. The seat was fine and typical as far as leg room and reclining goes. The food was what you'd expect on an airline (it was fine, but I don't despise airline food). The crew though, was wonderful. Really. Friendly, welcoming...I bothered one attendant a couple times for more water as I was very thirsty, and then asked for a beer after the beverage service was over. Often flight attendants will act as if you're demanding a foot massage or something, but this particular guy was very nice. All of the crew that I interacted with was just lovely."
Cons: "A flight of this duration should really have wifi access."
Pros: "They eventually gave me the seat I had long before paid for."
Cons: "They told me at check in that I was "STAND BY" even though I had purchased my seat 4 months prior."
Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "WE DIDNT TRAVEL. WE TRIED TO GET REENBIRTH FOR THE TRIP BECAUSE OF THE STATE IN WHICH PUERTO RICO IS IN, WE DIDNT WANT TO RISK OUR HEALTH TRAVELING AND I HAVE HAD NO LUCK GETTING MY MONEY BACK. I CANCELED THE TRIP WITH COPA AIRLINES ( WORSE COMPANY IN THE WORLD) AND THEY SAID THAT THE PROBLEM IS NOW WITH THE WEBSITE WE BOUGHT THE TICKET FROM. PRICELINE AND I'M GUESSING YOU. ANYWAY, I'M SURE YOUR COMPANY WILL ALSO NOT HELP SO WHY EVEN BOTHER. BUT IF YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN HELP ME GET MY MONEY BACK TO A TRIP THAT WAS NOT SAFE TO TAKE IN FIRST PLACE PLEASE LET ME KNOW."
Pros: "n/a"
Cons: "went to the airport to checkin for my flight from lax to panama, with a connecting flight to sao paulo, only to be told that because i didn't select a seat when i bought my ticket over 2 months prior, the airlines sold my seat (they overbooked the flight by 5 people or so). i had to wait at lax for the next flight, which wasn't until 8 hours later. the problem here was that i had bought a ticket to get to rio from sao paulo, and this delay made me miss that flight. so i had to buy another ticket, which was $175. i was only compensated a $400 voucher for missing the flight and for my time. not worth it. the airlines only provide you with a blanket. no pillow."
Pros: "The people were friendly and professional. Everything was as expected. The ticket cost was about 200.00 more dollars than the other discount carriers but they did not include any baggage. When I compared apples to apples and looked at the 2 bags I wanted to check the price was within 20 dollars ant the Copa flight was at a better time. The Copa flights had food service and the meal was good, chicken and pasta. Would it have been worth 10.00 at the airport? Yes it would have been. 1 meal each way would more than make up the difference. All in all the flight worked out to be at a better time with friendlier service and an equal or better value for my total cost. The flights were on time. Nicely done."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Despite booking this trip months in advance, Copa overbooked the flight by 10 people and randomly decided that I would have to fly standby. I was traveling with 2 other people who had to give up their seats as well and we missed an entire day in Panama City. We had already paid for the flight and booked plans around being at our destination at the suggested time that we had to cancel. I will never fly Copa again"
Pros: "Las atenciones son buenas"
Cons: "La comida no es buena para un vuelo de 6 o 7 horas"
Pros: "Context: I paid $245 round trip from LAX to Costa Rica with one week advanced booking 39 minute layover in Panama. -Free food and snack though mediocre. If you're hungry, great! Even on connecting flight there was meal. -Modern entertainment (Touchscreen back of chair) with latest movies etc. -Service was on par. -All flights I got amazing seating (3/4 flights had an empty seat next to me.) Again, I was flying alone but there booking is up to date so I got lucky I didnt get thrown into the middle of two strangers since I didnt choose seats. -Overall a great experience, especially for the price."
Cons: "-Gate got changed a couple time on return connecting flight. Not sure what the issue was but it didnt cause delay but I could see this being stressful if in a bigger group with kids etc."
Cons: "A/c was kept low and hot air was coming out. Told the attendant to turn air on never got fixed. Seat infront on me was I guess broken so basically i carried in my lap the passenger I front of me. Super uncomfortable on seat since the plane was muggy and "HOT", really "HOT"."
Cons: "Not even there yet...Apparently plane did not meet safety standards. Inconvienced family that had to drive all the way to Orlando, take time from work, waiting for me to return and I now I'm 5 hours late. Staff was not helpful and advised we go talk to customer service at the airport. The flight was also not the smoothest and left many unhappy customers, that won't return to Copa. I understand things happen but they were very unfriendly about this situation..what's the point of spending all the $ on insurance for this situation to occur and there's no compinsation for it."
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Delayed over an hour. Had to wait a long time to deplane and then were crammed into a bus and shuttled to terminal."
Pros: "Short plane ride"
Cons: "Second plane from panama to Costa Rica, the crew embarressed me and my friend and I will never fly on that airline again if Sandie Machida ever works on it. She is the ruddiest and most unprofessional flight attendant and needs extra lessons on costumer service and how she hosts guests."
Cons: "Our flight was in two (2) segments. One from Santiago, Chile to Panama City, Panama and, two from Panama City, Panama to Boston, MA USA. Our flight from Panama City, Panama to Boston, MA USA was cancelled due to snow. Not the Copa fault; however, rebooking the flight from Santiago back through Panama to Boston was very difficult even though we call the day prior after noticing the cancelled flight on the Copa website. We were successful; however, it took multiple calls and multiple delays on hold to make it happen. No e-mail confirmation was ever received; however, we were able to confirm the flight via the website. We were also unable to confirm the flight status on the website. Maybe it was a special flight or something, but from the customers view, it was discomforting."
Pros: "Movies and free earphones."
Cons: "Almost missed my plane due to the fact that one employee told me to wait an additional 30 minutes on a line to check in even after I showed him my e boarding pass."
Cons: "I was 5 minutes late checking in for my flight from LAX to Cali. Another airlines was 7 hours late delivering me to LAX. My situation dictated that I arrive in to Cali at a specific time. I couldn't wait for 24 hours for the next flight. So I booked a new flight to get me to Cali on time. Here's the problem.. when I went to check for the Cali to LAX flight the gate agent informed me that because I failed to check in for the flight to Cali. That that cancels the entire ticket. I was forced to purchase an entire new ticket to fly back to LAX"
Cons: "I've flown Copa many times before and it's generally good for low-cost price but this time was horrible, probably because our first time with new baby. First, there was unexpected shock of having to pay $300 at gate for ticket for the baby, even though she is 4 months and sat on my lap the whole time. Never heard of charging for that and we had to pay % of roundtrip ticket cost right there and then. Second, they don't allow early boarding for families with small children. Third, and finally, on the trip back they also suddenly announced a "no checking boxes policy" which I had also never heard of. We had to take a baby swing out of its box, dismantle it, and carry on a large part of it. A total hassle and crew was not very understanding. Definitely think twice about flying Copa if you have kids."
Pros: "Convenience (Same Airline Same Day)"
Cons: "Several delays. Leaving David and exiting the plane, not enough time to make your connection (Bus and Customs in Panama City)"
Cons: "I got to the airport in Caracas 2 1/2 hours before departure, was told the flight was closed , they said I should have been there 4 hours before departure, what rubbish . I was made an offer of a booking on the next flight. I did not take up that offer as I would not have made it back in time for work, consequently it cost me $1700 on another airline .Was totally disgusted that the staff made me to look like an idiot. The truth was that the flight was overbooked so I was chosen to be bumped off , despite purchasing a business class upgrade. called for a refund , well you know the outcome of that . Thanks Copa , you will definitely not be seeing me again on any of your flights."
Pros: "Nothing.. They did not take any responsibility .. I gave them my ohine and showed all the calls to cops airline and the minutes I was on the phone with u guys getting information in my travel .... They then sent me to reservations she was a lot nicer and understood the situation . My phone number in the US is 2153686087 .. My email is cps4girls@yahoo.cim"
Cons: "The supervisor was rude and had no compassion .. I had called cops to inform then that j was traveling to several country lies and what are the requirements . Since my husband is from Mexico and I am from the US.. They did not tell me about the shot for yellow fever that was required and I specifically called to get information .. If they would have told me to look for the unfortunate myself I would have. But I was told nothing was needed . Because if that I had to Wilbur at the airport and chafe all other flight I had to return to the US and ended up paying more than $600 .. I had to change Three flight add hotel charges.. It was a mess .. My itinerary FEXWK5 and FEWS4Z.."
Pros: "Total failure deception! I was denied access to the flight because of going into Peru they said I had to have a round-trip ticket and Copa would not let me on board. I was told this and after standing in line for over an hour waiting to check in at almost midnight in LAX. I spent hours on line I spent hours on the phone trying to recoup the situation. they wanted to charge me $325 to make changes plus other expenses of the airfare. I missed important connections in Peru. I am applying for a retirement visa there I should've been allowed to deal with immigration in Peru . However if it is the regulation of that airline that I'm not allowed in there without a round-trip ticket why did kayak sell it to me? Kayak cost me $539 and change not to mention a week and a half late getting to Peru! Customer service was just pretty much ridiculous I spent a lot of time on hold so somebody could go ask somebody who Ask somebody else a question. I could understand no refund however that was just downright not fair kayak and Copa airline basically screwed me over."
Cons: "See the above"
Pros: "Overall, it was fine"
Cons: "I had issues to check in due to the lack of return ticket"
Pros: "I really like how attentive the staff was."
Cons: "Before departing Chicago, I requested vegan food. When I arrived at the airport, nothing had been requested. The staff in Chicago told me they couldn't promise to get me food to Quito, Ecuador, but that they had put in the request for my returning flights. When returning, I spoke with the staff in Ecuador & come to find out that no request was ever put in. There were only notes of my initial inquiry about requesting vegan meals. Fortunately, the staff was great and were able to get me a vegan meal and told me that they put in a request for my connecting flight. When getting to the gate for my connecting flight the following day, the staff tells me that there is no request for a vegan meal. They were great and were able to get me one, but it was a bit annoying to have to keep dealing with the same issue on all four flights, especially, when I had spoken with someone prior to my 1st flight."
Cons: "The flight was fine (although it was late). However, the airline informed me on check-in in Medellin that I would not be able to continue to my final destination of San Jose, Costa Rica because I did not have a yellow fever card. Now, I accept that that was my responsibility, but it would have been really really nice for the airline to send a reminder to passengers about this issue."
Pros: ":("
Cons: "We got to the airport 2 hours early and they had us line up in a Very slow moving line. When we finally reached the front an hour had gone by and the customer service rep then said we must have an exit flight from Guyana to get our boarding pass. This is the first we'd heard of this although we had researched visa requirements, etc for Guyana. We stepped out of line and quickly booked a flight on our phone, but when we tried to jump back in again the attendant made us wait in line again (a shorter one, but not smart considering the time crunch at that point. Finally we got to the front again and the attendant was very slow about entering our information. Then suddenly she calmly noted, "oh, it's too late to check you in, you can't make this flight." ... We were upset to say the least and after pestering her further about a reimbursement she said we would have to wait until she dealt with all the other customers (a long line of an hour or more) and that she couldn't put us on the next few flights because they were full. Finally she let us borrow her phone so that WE could call customer service and try to deal with it. They of course gave us the run around and we still don't have a reimbursement and will likely never book with Copa airlines again. Hopefully after a few more phone calls we can eventually get reimbursed. :("
Pros: "The flight itself was very nice."
Cons: "The airport in Panama closed due to a storm as we were about to land. We diverted to Columbia. When we got there and we were not aloud off the plane. We were stuck on the plane for 2+ hours. We were offered a small cup of soda and that was it. They turned the air off too so it got hot quick. When we finally landed in Panama it was a clusterfuck. No one there knew which gate the flight to São Paulo was leaving from or when. They sent us back and forth between three different gates before we finally got on a plane. No one seems to know where to send us or what to tell us....total confusion. We were waiting in the Panama airport for over 2 hrs before we left to São Paulo. I'm amazed my luggage made it to my destination. Over all, with the storm and delay at Panama airport my flight delay was 5-6 hours turning my 13 hr flight to São Paulo into a 22 hr trip."
Pros: "The free movies and music"
Cons: "absoluty worst bording experience in my life. Entire crew was extreamly rude and disrespectful. Had passangers waiting in line for over 3 hours to check in. My brand new luggage was damaged. My backpack was stabed and destroyed ripped apart with no note. Would never ever fly copa ever again in my life nor would i ever recomend anyone to fly copa"
Cons: "Flight attendants flying to and from Port of Spain are less than pleasant. It seemed to be too much trouble to serve tea on board. There was one flight attendant by the name of Robert R. who was aggressive and simply disrespectful. He seems like others to not to respect Caribbean people. On that basis, it really makes me question the value of spending money to fly on an airline when the flight is unpleasant. Copa as an airline is a great airline and certainly among the best in the Americas. Your flight attendant attitudes will make or break you."
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