Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Detroit to Panama
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Visitors from Detroit are not required to quarantine after entering Panama.
Visitors from Detroit must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Panama.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Panama: most visitors from Detroit may enter Panama but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "expand scheduels"
Pros: "The crew actually smiles at you and treats you with respect. Are you listening American?"
Pros: "The seat was very comfortable"
Cons: "The aircraft was to old"
Pros: "The entertainment and food!"
Cons: "Not having to wait 4.5 hrs due to mechanical issues :("
Cons: "Be on time"
Cons: "Flight cancelled"
Cons: "Hicieron perder mi equipaje."
Pros: "Flight was very late."
Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac in the plane."
Cons: "They moved the original flight (direct flight) for a flight with stop in bogota. They did this because the flight NYC-bogota was empty. They delay the flight nyc-medellin to mive the people and fill the bogota flight. I need to arrive at 1 because i was attending a funeral and i couldnot attend the funeral"
Cons: "From NY to the San Salvador we arrive safe excellent fly. What I did not like was to wait 4hours and 54 minutes . And to Waite 3 more hours almost the fly from El San Salvador to Panama and the fly was for 1 hour and 54 minutes that’s was too much to wait and was very awful. Avianca food did not like it. Thanks,"
Pros: "Good entertainment and food."
Cons: "The flight was quite delayed, and also had to wait a while once landed. Not much leg space."
Pros: "Very professional and friendly crew, with easy check-in at the airport."
Pros: "Nice employees."
Cons: "Departure delayed."
Pros: "ejaron mi maleta y se pudrio todos los alimentos como quesos prossuto"
Pros: "Entertainmente system, confortable seat"
Cons: "Had to wait 40 minutes in a bus to get to plane"
Pros: "I liked how everyone took pride in their work / job while considering the costumer as well."
Cons: "Didn’t like how quickly the seats popped back to recline. I saw one passenger get her knees bashed and I had a drink spill on me and it wasn’t anyone’s particular fault. Just bad seat design."
Pros: "Un vuelo maravilloso sobretodo por la calidez de su personal en tierra y a bordo! Viajamos con mi esposo y mi hijo y tuvimos el mejor servicio, sumado a la puntualidad en todos los itinerarios y los acuerdos y salas VIP en todos los aeropuertos."
Pros: "Voucher for lunch"
Cons: "No accommodation to change flights. No honest updates."
Cons: "Bring your own entertainment. Not even sure what is on board but appeared to be not much to choose from."
Pros: "Very smooth day at the airport and in travel. Thank you Avianca"
Pros: "Everything went fine until I got to Bogota and had to pick up my suitcases... they were to end in Cali"
Cons: "Having to change my flights from the bigining... the reason why I buy my tickets a months in advance is so I can have what I want and ask for... so changing from a direct flight from LAC to CLO and the. Having to have 3 stops want fun at all!!"
Cons: "I didn't use my flight. Bought insurance but when I tried to change my flight it cost more that just buying another flight."
Pros: "The flight was delayed two hours"
Pros: "The crew is always professional and friendly. The planes are always clean. The snacks are always tasty and the entertainment when available is always just right."
Cons: "I really like Avianca. No suggestions for improvement. Keep up the good work."
Pros: "Tasty little sandwiches, everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Lost our bags in Panama City even though we had a five hour layover."
Pros: "Plane is fine"
Cons: "They change the flight at the last minute so they can acomodate their own staff.."
Pros: "We had great seats with lots of leg room."
Cons: "Boarding took forever"
Pros: "Flight attendants very friendly"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Airplane was clean, modern, and very accommodating (cup holders, usb port, large touch screen entertainment systems for which they provided headphones FREE of charge, free hot turkey and cheese mini croissant with a mini cold doughnut, fresh drinks). Staff were also super nice and accommodating, flight was smoothe. Oh...and seats leaned back quite a bit more than on other airlines i've used in the past."
Cons: "I needed to change the date,,,,but no answer at Avianca....so I ended up wasting the full amount I paid.NEVER AGAIN do I use KAYAK!"
Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "The flight departed 30 minutes after the hour programmed"
Cons: "La aerolínea muy bien , pero en el aeropuerto el dorado la atención de todos los funcionarios es PESIMA"
Cons: "We upgraded to business class and my entertainment system did not work at all. After asking three different flight attendants for assistance they told me just to go to sleep. I did not get dinner or a movie. This was a huge disappointment since I just paid nearly $500 to upgrade."
Cons: "massive delay in the counter"
Cons: "The time in the check in Line was horrible, why the people who made your check in on line wait around at airport, more that the people don't have check in? It is absurd!!"
Pros: "Despite my apprehensions boarding a turboprop just after a two hour torrential downpour, it was a more comfortable flight than expected with less weather created motion than on a jet. The prudence of the authorities in suspending flights until safe to do so. I couldn't have cared less if I was 10 hours delayed considering the horrendous weather conditions in Popayan. I was really happy we weren't going to fly through that rain, thunder and lightening. Not a nervous flyer by any means, but have rarely seen a storm of that magnitude."
Cons: "The ATR-72 has an odd seating configuration, I was at the exact last window on the right side, which did not have enough room to look out the window once the passenger directly to the front reclined his seat. I had the back of the his seat practically on my nose. With the seat down, I could not even look directly through the window only at an angle craning my neck. The space under the seat on the window side of each 2-2 configuration is asymmetrical not leaving room enough for even a hobbit. Luckily the flight was not full, otherwise there would have not been any room for under seat luggage. Not even a camera bag."
Pros: "Let us know in time if we will have delayed so we can tell our family not to be at the airport so earlier"
Cons: "My daughter waiting for me from 5 am till 9 30 pm at the airport.. Because we live 4 hours away from the city"
Cons: "Eu estou arrasada, eu recebi meus emails todos em inglês, tive um grave problema familiar e me confundi com a data do voo, perdi o voo e a avianca queria me cobrar mais 2.000,00 para poder viajar no dia seguinte, estou péssima, perdi uma viagem de trabalho, onde está a humanidade de voces? Onde esta a honestidade? Cobrar penalidades? Ja não é penalidade suficiente eu ter perdido meu voo, ter passado por todo esse constrangimento? Mais dois mil reais só para remarcar meu voo? Capitalistas nojentos, voces contribuem para a piora do mundo!"
Cons: "Crowded gates at boarding area. Long bus ride to aircraft."
Cons: "I had an original seat that I paid for, but because the flight was overbooked and oversold, i moved three times to different sections towards the back of the plane, in the end where my seat did not have electricity, light, or the tv working. I moved because there was a family that wanted to sit together, and that I completely understand, but what I don't get is why I wasn't told or given a seat of equal value that I Paid for. it was an 8 hour flight without light to read, no tv to watch and no music."
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."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Flight was totally full... At least everyone had a mask on American does not space seats like Delta does I will be taking Delta whenever possible"
Pros: "Crew was great. Plane felt good and clean."
Cons: "My flight from Gainesville to Charlotte, we had to deplane down plane steps. I was told we would have jetway every flight. I have had hip replacement and steep steps very uncomfortable. Unable to deplane down them with both purse and small carryon. Someone always has to help me carry my carryon plus theirs as there is no provision for help from the airline. American seems to be only airline to do this, I will have to reconsider flying with you in the future."
Pros: "Very uncomfortable seating even though paid for preferred. Not enough space for carry on."
Cons: "Crew service"
Pros: "Flight attendants were amazing. Definitely some of the best I've ever encountered."
Cons: "Crew at the desk were rude. They also enacted policies that I'd never seen before about gate checking, and implied I was crazy when I noted how unusual it was. I literally came off a previous AA flight with the previous policy and they said I was confusing them with AE."
Pros: "Comfortable seats & fast boarding"
Cons: "As always, the crew was friendly, professional and accommodating."
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Felt good to be home after almost 4 hours delayed."
Pros: "Great crew and service"
Pros: "Being bumped to first class."
Cons: "A small meal would have been appreciated for first class cabin. Al that was offered was a cookie."
Pros: "Accommodation to any concerns"
Pros: "Fast boarding and unloading."
Cons: "Flight leaving on time."
Pros: "Th flight was a few minutes late boarding but we landed on time. It was a nice smooth flight!"
Pros: "It was on time. I liked the head rests on the seats."
Cons: "Many things Food Services Entertainment"
Pros: "Easy check in."
Cons: "Service staff was friendly enough; maybe I’m used to southwest. As someone who is anxious to fly smiling faces are always appreciate."
Pros: "Lots of legroom in the exit row"
Pros: "The professionalism of the crew and the cleanliness was excellent!"
Cons: "The seats weren’t very comfortable!"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "The boarding passes I printed out at home could not be scanned at the airport. This also happened last time I flew. There are words printed thru the optical."
Cons: "Airbus seems to have completely minimalized all legroom for persons over 6 feet."
Pros: "Friendly, efficient"
Cons: "The Flight was inconveniently delayed and all they offered us were some cheap snacks and soda. I was completely annoyed by the whole situation."
Pros: "The mobile updates were helpful and timely."
Cons: "The overhead space was smaller on this plane and as I learned on my trip to DTW my weekender carry-on would not fit with my shoes in it. Because of this, I pulled my shoes out and put them in a collapsible bag that fit under the seat in front of me along with my small personal bag as I had done on my previous flight. However, the gate agent would not allow me to board the plane and would not listen to my explainations at all as I tried to keep the boarding process moving along. She kept repeating "you have 3 bags" and made me steep out of line and check my carry-on (which I would then have to pick up at baggage claim). When I asked why I couldn't get out on the jetway like she had done for other passengers she said, " I only did that for airline employees" (quick happened to be a flight attendant from Spirit). My overall experience on both flights to and from Detroit was that the gate agents and flight attendants were the most unhelpful and rude airline employees I have delt with and I will stick to my preferred carrier, Delta, for my future flights back and forth to Detroit. They certainly make me feel like a valued customer when I fly them, which I did not feel with American."
Cons: "Wait for Baggage and 20+ mins getting to gate after we landed"
Pros: "Sears are comfortable and the entertainment is great as well."
Cons: "Not much to dislike."
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: ". ."
Pros: "Flight was quick- onboard entertainment (streaming videos to your device) was cool...but the back of the plane is pretty bumpy and there was a lot of turbulance."
Pros: "All flights were on time. American Airlines personal is extremely friendly"
Pros: "The least service I have seen among all the airlines I have traveled so far"
Pros: "Nice entertainment on new 737."
Cons: "But it is a 3-3 and there no room to sit cause we are hip to hip which means shoulders overlap shoulders. It is horrible. Avoid this plane at all costs. It's really bad. Pitch of leg room is barely OK but side to side they have sunk to a new low. The new plane doesn't blow any air. Terrible system. Really? That should be easy to fix."
Pros: "It's pretty rare I can sleep on a plane, but I actually got some rest; very grateful for that."
Cons: "At 6'7", basic coach on a 737 is painful on the knees. I realize I can exit row for an upcharge, but that's kind of messed up, isn't it?"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "They lost my luggage and that was horrible but they delivered it to my hotel which was nice."
Pros: "Getting bumped to First Class"
Cons: "My first flight was canceled then they took it upon themselves to bump me off the next light and put me on the latest flight where I got there at 11 o'clock at night then on the way home it was delayed again I missed my connecting flight and then he put me on the latest flight again it was a complete nightmare"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. Plane was clean and seating was not uncomfortable althouth they didn't recline very much. Short flight so it was o.k."
Pros: "The plane was clean, a/c worked well. Stewardesses offered food and drinks several times. Pilot repeatedly came over the intercom with updates on the flight."
Cons: "There was an annoying rattling noize coming from above my seat near the roof and wall."
Pros: "Plane was delayed repeatedly, then cancelled. I missed work and was originally offered a flight for twi days later. That wouldve been three days in an airport ? I had to purchase a room, taxi, and then spend the following day in the airport as that flight was repeatedly delayed. I booked a direct flight and was not rescheduled for such. Still waiting for reply from American Airlines. First time flying with this carrier and disappointed is an understatement."
Pros: "Loved that he was upfront with all of us that it would be a bumpy flight after about 20 minutes, which he was correct and very accurate."
Cons: "I thought his delivery sounded a little more "worrisome" than it needed to be. I thought that he could have expressed the same sentiment, while sounding more confident in his ability and more soothing for folks like me who despise turbulence:)"
Pros: "I enjoyed the whole experience. The staff was friendly and the plane was clean."
Pros: "It was successful."
Pros: "The flight overall. Also, it landed early."
Cons: "In Charlotte, they had to deplane on the tarmac and my daughter had a crutch, so she had to sit on the steps to go down them."
Cons: "Turbulence, not there fault"
Cons: "Chaotic boarding Multiple delays Unfriendly ground staff"
Cons: "They changed my flight schedule. God my refund, but missed my business trip"
Cons: "Little planes need an interior restoration to make them look better."
Pros: "Seat good, boarding good"
Cons: "It was terribly cold, was not even offered snacks, the one steward was chomping on his gum very unprofessional on checking in"
Pros: "It was a stressful experience, arriving late for ur connection flight and find out u cant get to ur destination. I would say that they did compliment us with a very nice hotel so i apologize for the bad review i understand u cant do anything about the weather but was amazed with the hotel"
Cons: "I was in business class and was terrible The airplane too old , so expensive for that? Can’t believe it..."
Pros: "The hotel price did not include taxes breakfast"
Cons: "Delayed for no reason"
Cons: "We flew dtw to Frankfort we"
Cons: "Terrible experience. Will avoid united at all costs. We arrived with enough time and called ahead. They said to run and the plane would still be there however at the kiosk, the personell was very unhelpful. They made us miss our flight, fly out the next day and didn't now help change our return flight to the next day. I called united, the booking agency and the other airline without getting any changes."
Pros: "The crew was super attentive and cordial."
Cons: "United Airlines has really deteriorated. Paid entertainment for an international flight is really nickle-and-diming it, especially since it was direct tv which is only available over the continental US!"
Pros: "I was connecting from another flight. The plane left on time, and arrived earlier than planned. I've had much worse experiences on domestic flights, and I was expecting delays."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Worst airline I’ve taken in a while .. you can tel they want is $$. From charging to change seats. To have VERY LITTLE leg room (and I’m 5’2”). Charging for entertainment and the seats are uncomfortable. Crew seemed embarrassed. The crew was fine and did their job."
Pros: "The flight was fine. Nothing that should have been positive stands out as missing."
Cons: "The first class flight attendant (male) was the worst. No interest in being on the plane, didn't bother to speak clearlybon the announcements. United should pull this person off of flight duty and deal with this person. The second is a terrible parent who let their kid cry the whole flight and afterwards in the jet way. This wasn't an infant had to be 4-5 years old and there was no parenting at all. The kid was old enough to be talked to. If you're kids can't handle flying, you don't get to fly."
Pros: "Flight was quicker than expected. The flight attendants were very nice!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 30 minutes due to air control in Newark."
Cons: "Cancel my flight I had to buy my own hotel room"
Cons: "We were supposed to leave but had to wait on the runway. And I was a little cold , and the air was stale. Other than that it was great."
Cons: "Confusing carryon regulations. Said “no carryons” so I repacked & when arrived at gate EVERYONE had full sized carryons...!"
Pros: "First rate service"
Pros: "I was given an exit row seat"
Cons: "The flight was delayed because the plane was over fueled. The flight attendants were rude and condescending."
Pros: "Good attention"
Cons: "Food not Not any enterteinmet unless you pay"
Pros: "The crew was Amazing!"
Cons: "It was hard to be on an international flight without any power options to charge or entertainment. It seems that a long flight out of the country should provide at least 1 amenity."
Pros: "The touch down was smooth."
Cons: "Revise your website to state accurately of the luggage allowance. I watched the people in distress because their carry on was a little too bulky."
Cons: "I did not like that there was no food. Long flights are supposed to give some, at least a small sandwich."
Pros: "Free snacks and water because of a delayed flight."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 4.5 hours. I was not alerted by kayak or united about basic economy seats and that I was not allowed a carry on luggage and had to pay $25 to check it in."
Cons: "El peor servicio que he recibido"
Cons: "I was unable to load on to the plane after trying to confirm my conferirmatiojn. I was scheduled for a flight from Detroit to Newark New Jersey . I had received a hematoma at the airport directly prior to the flight at the counter in Detroit. It was essential that I be on the flight because my aunt died the next day and was extraordinarily ill. This was all explained to the agent. They did nothing to help in this mess. I ended up flying to Washington DC on a different airline. They did nothing to try to help. I want a refund for this flight. There is no reason the airline could have helped out in some way. I have emergency room bills and death notices. Thanks for your help."
Pros: "I had an entire row to myself."
Pros: "On time, comfortable but crowded"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Much better flight from HOU-PTY. Crew was more friendly. Option to qatch free movies on my personal device is great."
Cons: "4 hour flight and only a small pouch of savory snacks and some mints! Leg room is very limited."
Cons: "Almost didn't get a seat."
Cons: "Because the flight to Houston sat on the tarmac for so long, no one was able to get food in the airport before boarding this flight. I was at the back of the plane and there was NO fresh food available once the flight attendants reached the last 6-10 rows. Unacceptable that there is not enough food options for all passengers. By the time I landed in Panama, I had not eaten for 13 hours."
Cons: "Every flight I was on was delayed or cancelled. I was delayed a day getting to my destination and delayed a day leaving"
Pros: "It was indeed good experience."
Pros: "Efficient, professional and speedy service"
Cons: "It was so late it left me in the lurch and ruined my week"
Cons: "Everything, flight was delayed over 6 hours causing me to connecting flight. Spent all day at the airport and didn't go anywhere."
Cons: "More leg room and on time!"
Cons: "Was good"
Pros: "That was the worst traveling experience I've had to date. Yes, I understand there were storms and natural circumstances that held the flight and for that - I understand. What I do not care for is the lack of customer service. There was only one person at the counter in the airport. And let's not mention the unpleasant flight attendent on at 5 hour flight! Nothing offered for the inconvenience. Everyone including the pilot was just as irritated as the passengers. I usually prefer United when flying coast to coast but...worst experience yet."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "We were delayed with no real updates why"
Pros: "The staff were excellent ! Great attitudes, great personalities,very informative staff and pilot!!"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed!"
Pros: "great staff"
Cons: "No cash food and beverage"
Pros: "On point"
Cons: "Everything on point"
Pros: "The boarding process went quickly and seats weren't too bad. Flight was pretty painless overall"
Cons: "Overhead bins were full so I had to put my carry on under the seat in front of me meaning less leg room. There was no entertainment."
Pros: "Everything !!! Everything was perfect as usually!!!"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "How many emails are you sending me requesting this same thing?"
Pros: "Nothing bad service all the way"
Cons: "Miss info paying for my bag 55 $ 18 $extra for my seat"
Cons: "3 hrs layover rude people"
Cons: "The wait at baggage claim"
Cons: "2 delays Unprofessional Ridiculous"
Pros: "Cool snack, drink combos and options."
Pros: "Great trip both ways! Vast improvement over previous Spirit experiences. Bravo!"
Cons: "Nothing. :)"
Cons: "Charged $55 for carrying on a (14 in x . 15 in x 5 in) soft material shoulder bag. Usually used for my laptop, but not on this trip. Not charged on the DTW to LGA segment but charged on the LGA to DTW segment. I have never encountered such a charge for this bag ever."
Cons: "Rude. They think it's a joke when people can't get home."
Cons: "BEFORE YOU GET ON THE PLANE SO MUCH EASIER ON DELTA I WILL NOT BE BACK"
Pros: "That I landed"
Cons: "Everything could be much better"
Cons: "1 hour late departure."
Cons: "1 1/2 hour late"
Cons: "Never using spirit again"
Cons: "Inhumane amount .of legroom. Flying Spirit should be considered a war crime."
Cons: "Very delayed"
Cons: "The fact that it gets cancelled everytime!"
Pros: "easy, logically-organized boarding process"
Pros: "the new plane"
Cons: "misc charges for everything"
Pros: "Getting out of the plane"
Cons: "All of the above"
Cons: "Ridiculous. Pilot was missing which causes a huge delay."
Pros: "The gate agent handled the down grade of the plain perfectly"
Pros: "Everything THERE VAS GOOD"
Cons: "Nothing ididnt like I will fyi again also tell others. The rate fair is good as well."
Pros: "No frills or hassles"
Cons: "Many small fees. Even to select a seat."
Cons: "I didn't like the service at all.Very Disappointed"
Cons: "Plane late"
Pros: "I'd heard horror stories about flying with Spirit but my first trip went off without a hitch. I'll be using them again."
Cons: "I was charged $10 twice for my bag and $10 for my seat, going and coming, since it wasn't a non stop. What a rip off. I had to get off the plane and get back on the plane and sit in the same seat and be charged another $10. NOT A GOOD way to treat customers if you want them to return."
Pros: "Waited 45 minutes when we landed for a gate."
Cons: "Delay delay delay."
Cons: "Not expected"
Cons: "too cramped"
Cons: "eingie trouble- delayed 3hours"
Cons: "Typical Spirit delays. This was a newer plane which was nice but not cleaned..floors dirty and trash in pockets"
Pros: "price timely and without"
Cons: "Delayed like many spirit flights I have been on in the past"
Pros: "Haven't flown in 10 years! Spirit Airlines were awesome! Plane ride and staff were incredible"
Pros: "Delayed both way and lost my luggage, terrible"
Pros: "smooth flying"
Cons: "All of it"
Pros: "Very well loading and unloading...because of less baggage on board."
Pros: "Drinks to much money for a soda"
Cons: "Having to check in and print my boarding pass at home. The password reset process took 30 min and that was ridiculous."
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