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DTW — South America
Jul 23 — Jul 301
Round-trip
1 adult
Economy
0 bags
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Low season

November

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$129

Average price round-trip

$880

Good deal round-trip

$462

Good deal one-way

$262
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 8% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 12% increase in price.
Flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Cartagena Rafael Nunez
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  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South America is March.
  • Morning departure is around 13% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to South America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
7.9
AviancaOverall score based on 13655 reviews
8.0Boarding
8.0Comfort
8.2Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.4Food
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Pros: "But this time everything was organized"
Cons: "Put the same way that’s its right now each get out by groups"
Pros: "All is so good"
Cons: "All at time"
Pros: "The seat wasn’t working properly"
Cons: "Please the bags are broken you should try to take them gently"
Pros: "Check in crew"
Cons: "Be on time"
Pros: "The team members that helped me with the hiccups before check in were amazing."
Cons: "Was a little cramped but I’m tall so there’s not much you can do about it."
Pros: "Was the seat super!"
Cons: "On time, upgraded"
Cons: "If there is a delay don’t schedule new flight at midnight ,"
Cons: "Avianca revised my itinerary 7 times while I was trying to enjoy my vacation generating severe stress to the point where I could not sleep or eat properly. I spent over 150mins of my once in a lifetime Galápagos vacation dealing w/ Avianca’s useless customer service over the phone trying to resolve"
Cons: "Didn’t like they messed up our sitting and wanted my kids to sit on their own when they are to small For that"
Cons: "Nothing everything was ok"
Pros: "It took off on time"
Cons: "It was pretty bumpy and no drinks or anything were served"
Pros: "The crew was so helpful and kind!"
Cons: "Comfortable seats and leg room."
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Cons: "All was great nothing wrong at all."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 1.5hrs"
Pros: "It's was It was good service everything"
Cons: "I didn't like let that delay on the plane. Being willing next 6 hours or the airport and I miss my day for work."
Pros: "Crew attention in flight"
Cons: "Food, the crew couldn’t guide me correctly and told me to pick up my baggage in Guayaquil and I had to pick it up in Quito, they lied to me for the second time"
Cons: "There is always something wrong with Avianca. delays, last minute changes. It used to be good"
Pros: "On time schedule"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The service from avianca's front desk in Aeropuerto Internacional Mundo Maya, they closed the boarding sistem 15 minutes defore without a previous notification, and they didn't allowed to bording so i missed the flight..."
Pros: "The staff friendliness, professionalism, and the overall quality were impressive."
Cons: "Loved the overall experience. I’ve been in many other airlines and the level of professionalism on this flight surpasses the current popular airlines."
Pros: "Had to get a different route"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Pros: "Nice Crew. Good movies and music."
Cons: "Crappy seats. Food is bad and the bread was horrible."
Cons: "We need to wait more than an hour to get our baggage.."
Pros: "Very friendly service and they treat you like a guest"
Cons: "More vegetarian or at least healthier meal options"
Pros: "This was simple domestic flight, but the service was good and the flight attendants very conscientious. I would definitely fly Aviance again.Nothng"
Pros: "In seat entertainment. Staff was lovely and helpful. Ease of checking me in when my flight was delayed."
Cons: "Food was not good."
Pros: "i had no problems whatsoever"
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "Terrible service , terrible boarding and worst food than in prison"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Food quality"
Pros: "El vuelo fue muy relajado, muy tranquilo, eso habla de buenos pilotos."
Pros: "Checkin was slow and Kate but after that the service, airplane condition, schedule, and baggage handling was excellent"
Cons: "The website is almost unusable. Tried to find how to check seat assignments, info on airports etc and it was really bad. Not up to the level of USA carriers and not up to the level of the service Aviance provided."
Pros: "Easy trip to a very nice location, flight time around an hour, very enjoyable as always in Avianca."
Pros: "On time quick"
Pros: "Salimos a tiempo Avión moderno"
Cons: "Falto amabilidad por parte de la tripulación"
Pros: "No hassle and they gave a mini sandwich"
Pros: "It was really good service and on time"
Pros: "movies"
Cons: "different non-meat option"
Cons: "It so bad to recheck at the airport. These people made people upset."
Pros: "the fact that i found it inexpenisve and less than a week before i had to fly."
Cons: "the seat i was in was small and screen didnt work."
Pros: "The seats are very comfortable. The staff was helpful from the ticket counter to disbarkment."
Cons: "Nothing."
Cons: "We had to wait too long in the bus in front of the airplane, before we could get in!! The bus was packed, so that was very uncomfortable!!"
Pros: "The flight was cancelled at the last minute due to a broke plane in San Salvadore. However, the staff booked us on a flight with Copa Air. They were extreemly professional, kind and accomodating. Thank you very much. The Copa flight was outstanding service and comfort."
Pros: "The comfort of aircraft was very good and the boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "Other customers don't seem to care about other passengers. No common courtesy. I had the gentleman behind me continuously kick my seat even after telling him to stop. Lack of respect is the reason I didn't rate my experience higher."
Cons: "There were people of 7 diferente flights waiting to be in each airplane. That room was cluttered with people and bags and there were not internet and places to take a sit. I had to wait like one and a half hours in that environment until i could got into my flight. Everything happened in El dorado airport gate 52"
Pros: "Crew is amazing!"
Cons: "The Plane!"
Pros: "Very friendly crew!"
Cons: "Significant delay of departure."
Pros: "Very friendly cabin attendants. Especially Irene."
Cons: "Food was poor. I would prefer a good piece of cheese or fruit."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, nice staff, clean facilities"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Very professional."
Pros: "Crew not so much!"
Cons: "A bit friendlier ...had no ice??"
Cons: "Excellent service"
Pros: "See previous comments."
Cons: "See previous comments."
Pros: "Safe and fast journey."
Cons: "Vegan options for everything."
Cons: "The DCA airport was having some problem. 1.5 hours late. Not very good."
Pros: "The Movie selection was pretty good for such a long flight."
Cons: "Seats front to back is WAY too short in economy. Person in front of me put their seat back putting my movie screen 2in in front of my face. Plus, when a meal arrived, I had to put my elbows into my neighbors seat to cut because I couldn't put them front to back. Crew seemed uncaring."
Cons: "The flight was an hour and a half late."
Pros: "Enjoy flying with Delta, crew was great."
Cons: "disappointed they didn't have a few more snacks available."
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to crew not being available."
Pros: "While biased since I was in First class, everything was enjoyable and as expected of a first class experience. The free Wi-Fi on this flight made it extra special- can’t wait until its standard on all flights!!"
Cons: "Only real complaint is that Delta doesn’t seem to restrict size of bags taken as carry on and the time wasted but some trying to squeeze their obviously oversized bags into overhead compartments is painful."
Cons: "Notes were in the computer that our flight was delayed in someone at Delta told us we had to re book because we were not 2 hours prior to our flight after arriving in a cab. Delta error. Other lady told us to run to a security and get to the gate which we did and there were notes in the system and t"
Pros: "I had a very comfortable seat, it was a very good experience overall."
Cons: "Unfortunately had flights delayed which forced me to arrive home much later than originally planned."
Pros: "The service by delta employees for this leg of my journey was beyond great. The leg room was above average."
Cons: "Leg room. Never can have enough leg room."
Cons: "It was perfect."
Cons: "delayed flight"
Pros: "There were minimal passengers on the flight so I was able to have the entire row to myself. The flight was also very short which is always nice."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "The on flight entertainment was good"
Cons: "Sleeping was too uncomfortable"
Cons: "The overhead didn’t fit my standard and I ask the gate attendant and she assured me or would. Otherwise excellent game"
Pros: "Nicer plane"
Cons: "One stewardess almonds mowed me down with cart"
Cons: "I did not like that they would not assign me a seat because the flight appeared to be oversold. Finally I was allowed to board (and it was a good seat location but the seat back was locked in the upright position and I wanted to knap)"
Pros: "Able to watch a movie, even though can't finished it."
Cons: "LATE DEPARTURE, LATE ARRIVAL IN ATLANTA. Good thing I brought some snacks. My seat was changed to the window (I hated it) instead of aisle as I pickedbefore when I checked in in Amsterdam. I should buy Virgin Air ticket for my round trip ATL-Ams vv, saved me about $250, if I knew it would be late"
Cons: "Didn’t get our beverage and snack till we were almost ready to land at Charlotte"
Pros: "The inflight entertainment options were nice, I enjoyed the flight status option, and the USB port was very helpful."
Cons: "Three hour delay due to wiring issues, cramped seating that made it impossible to get even the most basic of maps, and our flight attendant was upset that we didn't notify them that we were vegans in advance. We didn't know that they had vegan options, and weren't upset about not eating the in-flight meals. She was much more upset about it than we were and it made me uncomfortable refusing the food that I knew I couldn't eat. Other passengers even asked us if we had eaten anything. It was almost embarrassing."
Pros: "When I arrived at Detroit I noticed there was an earlier flight going out to Amsterdam. The nice Delta rep gave me a new boarding pass for the earlier flight because there were empty seats on that plane."
Pros: "The Delta Help Desk at the airport was actually pretty helpful for the times I had to use them."
Cons: "Flight was delayed....3 times(more?) from late at night to early morning the next day. Delta Help Desk rescheduled me and got me a room at Howard Johnson’s for the night. Called HoJo’s to confirm they had non-smoking rooms available. Got on the hotel’s shuttle bus and the driver announced that HoJo was full and all voucher holders would go to Rodeway Inn but those without vouchers would go to HoJo....huh!?? Called HoJo and the same person I’d spoken to 20 mins prior said it was correct, that Rodeway was a sister property. The Rodeway Inn Metro Airport is pretty disgusting. This is my opinion after coming from remote Mexico and extensive travel in Africa. It should be torn down. Delta/HoJo should not send customers there."
Pros: "Pleasant."
Cons: "It was scheduled so late at night."
Pros: "The cabin crew was excellent. Friendly, helpful, efficient"
Cons: "Having to wait till almost boarding time to have seat assignment . If the ticket was confirmed already st the time of purchase why make people wait until the last minute for a seat???"
Pros: "Swift travel!"
Pros: "Good movie choices"
Cons: "Too cramped. No leg room"
Pros: "Even though we were in the very back row, we did not experience a foul smell from the restrooms. This was a very nice relief. It is bad enough that the seats don't recline and there is no window in the very back row but prior experience with the added nausea of foul restroom order has been a serious insult to injury. In this case there was really minimal odor. Also since we are traveling as a family we are very happy that we were seated together. We have experienced the past that sometimes our seats will be fragmented and that creates major challenges when you are traveling with young children. However on this particular flight the ride was rough during both takeoff and landing, a lot of side to side shimmy. Also the cabin pressure varied quite a bit during landing causing all the kids to complain about some discomfort in their ears."
Pros: "Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip."
Cons: "Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit."
Pros: "Fast, orderly boarding."
Cons: "These planes are too small. I’m average in size but women have hips and it’s not easy fitting into the seats. Why are they stacked so closely together? It’s ridiculous."
Pros: "Made it out of Detroit that same day! Friendly flight attendants!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. And then cancelled. We were booked into a later flight 8 hours later that was also delayed again due to weather but we did make it out of Detroit that night. Other people were not as lucky."
Cons: "Plane too warm."
Cons: "Layover"
Cons: "Hurricane Irma, I was lucky enough to get a refund do to the natural disaster."
Pros: "Plane was clean, attendants were friendly, and food was fine."
Cons: "I had a flight from Detroit to Montreal. Tried to check in and DTW was not a choice on the westjet website and so I physically could not check in. I realized the flight was technically operated not by WestJet, but Gojet. Went to Gojet's website and was told that Delta took care of all of their ticketing and such. Went to Delta's website, entered my ticket number and card number but I was not in the system as I was given all WestJet info (not Delta's). Luckily the baggage check in people figured it all out."
Pros: "Stewardess named "Mel.""
Cons: "Paid for upgraded seat to "Comfort" for both of us. Bank account was charged for both. Got to gate and only one of us was upgraded. Gate agents said there was nothing hey could do, and that I had to call customer service. Nothing, in person. Terrible"
Pros: "Nice crew. Clean cabin."
Cons: "My outlet didn't work and it made it impossible to make the most of the internet I purchased."
Pros: "The crew were incredibly friendly. The copilot helped me gate-check my bag before he boarded when the bag didn't fit into the overhead bin."
Cons: "Plane was hot but that seems common for these small planes during the summer."
Pros: "Flight was quick, Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Plane was older with no power connections"
Pros: "Very fast boarding process."
Cons: "Once boarded we sat at the gate for probably 15-20 minutes with no explanation but different crew members were getting on and off. Plane was very hot the entire time. No airflow on such a small plane made it a very uncomfortable flight. Stewardess was impossible to understand and could barely make it through the required announcements. What words you could make out, she could barely pronounce them. Stewardess also served many people incorrectly."
Pros: "The crew made up for some of the lost time"
Cons: "Delta downsized the plane overbooked by 35, reassigned our seating that we made three months ago so we no longer could sit next to each other. My wife had to sit in one row I had to sit in another Delta did all this without contacting us. This was done to many of the passengers. The seats are getting as ridiculously narrow, I thought I was on Spirit Airlines! Now Delta is charging for bags! One reason I had stayed with Delta was although the ticket prices were higher the bags were free, now higher ticket prices and bag fees! Guess I will have to search for another air carrier. Delta is not loyal to me so I won't be loyal to Delta! Fuel is cheaper so they raise fees!"

Mejor que latam y avianca

Pros: "Cuesta q salgan las maletas"
Cons: "Personal muy pesado"
Cons: "Boarding process"
Pros: "Good"
Pros: "Crew was extremely kind and helpful. Plane was very clean. Food was excellent."
Cons: "Lost bag that arrived just as we were on our."
Cons: "Que respeten los horarios de vuelos."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful. No complaints or issues."
Cons: "The only thing I didn’t like was the Panama City airport. Nothing wrong with the airliner."
Pros: "The crew was great!"
Pros: "Nothing, rude and not caring for their customers. My flight from dtw to Chicago was canceled and I was never informed. I lost 1 day of my trip and a wedding. Worst airline."
Cons: "Notify flight cancellation, rebook the flight with another airline, and offer a compensation since we missed a wedding and that was the whole reason why we were going to Ecuador. Worst costumer service ever."
Pros: "During check in they were nice. Food was served and was pretty good."
Cons: "I did not like the gad smell that we got before departing."
Cons: "Follow through with reservations made 6+ months ago. I shouldn't have been on stand by and the vouchers to make up were absolutely ridiculous. $10 does not make up for the major mistake your company made."
Cons: "There were no vegetarian lunch options."
Pros: "It was a nice and short flight. The food given to us was quite good, even though it was shorter than 2 hours."
Cons: "lost my luggage, did not give me veg meal I ordered, tiny seat that was broken."
Pros: "Crew on copa was wonderful!"
Cons: "So hot in the plane as we sat on the plane waiting to go I was actually getting sick!"
Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Delay"
Pros: "communication about flight; service (Food was excellent);"
Cons: "na"
Cons: "Did not receive any service"
Pros: "The flight was only an hour and a half yet we weee given a hot meal, a snack, and complimentary (alcoholic) beverages. Boarding was organized and timely, the crew was friendly. Couldn’t have asked for more. Smoothest flight experience I’ve had in a while."
Pros: "Nice wide seat."
Cons: "Seats didn’t recline much at all. Food only so so."
Pros: "First time on this airline. Friendly crew and good entertainment for a long flight."
Cons: "Did not happen, forces to spend the night in Panamá due to airline miss-management and miss-planing. Ruined my trip!!"
Cons: "Flight was diverted to Guayaquil. Missed my connection to Manta."
Cons: "..."
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "Excellent and friendly service, comfortable flight, efficient check in, baggage delivered in less than 15 minutes after landing"
Cons: "Everything was good. I don't have any suggestions for improvements."
Pros: "I slept through the entire trip."
Pros: "Even on this short flight, a snack was offered. Flight was smooth and on time."
Cons: "If I have to name something, it was a less new plane without personal entertainment systems."
Cons: "Didn't allow me to board since less than 1 hour before flight (due to late connection on other carrier). Tried to gouge me for another $1500 to catch next flight. Awful customer service. Buy travel insurance if using copa! Expensive lesson"
Cons: "atención de azafatas no fue amable para vuelos de larga duración debería instalarse mas TV"
Pros: "Love the fast flight"
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."
Cons: "Did not catch connecting flight because first flight was canceled"
Cons: "They weren't able to get my traveling companion and I seats next to each other."
Pros: "Stores in Panama"
Cons: "When you get into Panama in the airport they control people in a rude way. (specially when we were from Panama to the USA. They make questions and review the luggage not friendly."
Pros: "For the price, it was an incredible deal. Not fancy but kind flight attendants, standard economy class (meaning, as bad as all the others for space, definitely not the worst Ive flown, much better than cheap european airlines), had an on time connection in Panama... I would definitely fly again. I speak Spanish but all Copa staff speak English, so it was really easy."
Cons: "They do not have a way to order vegetarian food on their website so I did not eat on either flight, which was really frustrating."
Pros: "Smooth trip no delays of any kind. The airlines used a newer plane and each seat had its only tv for watching your own movie or play some games, that will always be a big plus for me. Also they provided snacks and drinks"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Personal y abordaje"
Cons: "Asientos incómodos comida mala entretenimiento malo"
Pros: "After I missed my flight I was greatly helped by a transfer agent named, Ana Raquel. She did everything she could to help me as they arranged to get me on the next flight and as I waited and boarded. The other agent serving at that same desk also helped. I am sorry I did not get her name. No one could have been nicer than Ana was to me."
Cons: "When I arrived in Panama my boarding pass said the flight from Panama to Quito was leaving from Gate 20. I checked with the departure information and did not see Quito on the list. I made the mistake of not checking the time. And therefore waited and waited at gate 20 for the flight to Panama which by that time I had missed. And saw later that the gate had been changed at the last to Gate 24. I thought it would have been nice if Copa could have posted the change at Gate 20 . I would not have missed the flight."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."
Pros: "The flight attendants were courteous and professional. I have always loved flying on Copa."
Pros: "Well organized/great crew"
Cons: "Nothing I didn't dislike. Will fly Copa again"
Pros: "I love that food was included in our ticket price!"
Cons: "No announcements when boarding. The speaker system was not used once"
Cons: "We flew from Quito to Cuenca, Ecuador and after circling the city several times the pilot announced we were going back to Quito in order to deal with an equipment issue. I appreciate the move from a safety standpoint, the passengers were given no information about WHY we were going back or how long it would take."
Pros: "Todo estuvo perfecto !"
Pros: "Great food, great crew assistant"
Pros: "After snow delayed departure from Newark, we have made it as far as Panama City, Panama. Our bags, apparently, are in Quito, Equador! Such fun!"
Cons: "Overbooking, they also left my baggage and it´s lost until now!"
Pros: "At take off the plain a bird hit the wing. Crew gave feedback on what they knew. They remain calmed and try to share that feelings of everything will be alright."
Cons: "It took too long to get the flight changes. Staff was taking names of volunteers that wanted to stay, and for those who wanted to leave in the next flight. This could be more efficient by making groups--depending on the options. And try to keep more staff in the floor to help the passengers to direct them in the right option. We had only four people trying to do all."
Pros: "Helpful crew"
Pros: "Plane was new"
Cons: "Airport is a disaster. It is a single gate, bamboo-walled open air space with about half the seating necessary for a flight. Latam charges almost $2 even for a cup of “coffee” that is really just hot water, powdered Nescafé and powdered milk! It hardly seems worth the effort and really slows down service."
Cons: "Have a screen to watch movies."
Pros: "The pilots were polite and arrived early at destination."
Cons: "Could provide a menu card, like every other airline. Instead of listing every single option to everyone on the plane. And maybe use bigger cups that hold more than 3-4 ounces?? Especially when the airport takes away peoples liquids (see below). Ridiculous. Not necessarily with flight, more with Lima airport “security” - they took away ALL bottled liquids more than 3 oz. AT THE GATE. Even bottled water purchased 20 feet from the gate. And they couldn’t explain why. Just got a bunch of shrugs. Why take sealed water purchased at their own airport away before an international 8+ hour flight???"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and caused all sorts of problems and headaches. Had to book a new final destination and didn't even make it to my original final destination."
Pros: "Excellent airplane"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "For the 2 hours flight, I had to endure some strong stench coming from fellow passengers. Extremely uncomfortable."
Cons: "This app is fraud"
Pros: "Crew"
Pros: "My three LATAM flights were all on-time, well-piloted and efficiently run. They are not responsible for airport-related issues in Lima. Taking off at over 11.00 feet and landing at sea level must be like having most of the air leak out of your tires while driving, but these guys take that in stride."
Cons: "Gate assignments in Lima tend to change and be posted late, but this is not under LATAM control."
Pros: "Food great"
Cons: "Everything exelente"
Cons: "Made me check my carryon while waiting to board even though I said no and didn’t ask anyone else if they wanted to. Plane left half hour late"
Pros: "Plane was clean, videos worked well. Cabin attendants were gracious and spoke excellent English. Food was good."
Pros: "Flight from LAX to Lima good enough. Flight from Lima to Buenos Aires very bad. Old plane food sucked and entertainment non existent."
Cons: "Person behind my seat was kiking! Luggage took for ever to be deliver."
Pros: "Q z bsv"
Cons: "Gate changes were not announced and the crew didn't help passengers get their luggage in place to allow for enough room for the last passengers to board. Many passengers places small items that belong below the seat in the over head. I had to ask passengers myself who's bag is this to get them to put it under the seats in front of them."
Pros: "Entretenimiento"
Cons: "Retraso en el abordaje y salida De Santiag y retraso en la entrega del equipaje en Lima"
Pros: "Flying. They were able too get us replacement tickets at no charge but the flight was 2 hours later."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed with no explanation of why and then we missed our connecting flight because of it. They wouldnt let us get on the plane even though the plane was still at the terminal"
Pros: "Flight was on time crew was friendly and professional"
Cons: "Seat pitch was very tight, more like a budget airline, but the flight was short so OK"
Pros: "Need to improved"
Cons: "About entrainment is was poor, food not good,attention was so so ."
Cons: "Lost my bags"
Pros: "They rebooked us out of Orange County, a different airport, without extra charge."
Cons: "Seemed like they should have known the plane would have been late when they told us all good eight hours earlier, as plane was still in Lima when we arrived at LAX and hence our flight was cancelled but only after driving up to LA and waiting at check in an hour."
Cons: "Plane was 6.5 hours late taking off. I missed a meeting in Cusco because overall I arrived 8 hours past my scheduled arrival time."
Pros: "Menu for dinner and breakfast Nice designed heavy-duty plastic fork and knife Extremely comfortable blanket Meals were tasty"
Cons: "As always in last class, no leg room."
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Average airline with poor customer service. The transit was too short and lost my luggage. Customer service was very poor and recovering my bags was an epic and expensive endeviour!!"
Pros: "Crew was nice, good food, nice aircraft, good entertainment options."
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "The food, crew, and entertainment were great."
Cons: "The boarding process was poor. The flight was delayed and there was not explanation at the gate that there was a delay or why. I don't understand why our carry on bags needed to be searched. We were put in a line with only one person doing the bag checks while the other line had over two people checking bags."
Pros: "Solid crew, clean planes, safe pilots. Exceptional staff support at LATAM check-in at LAX."
Cons: "I arrived 3 hours early to my flight, which I had been notified that morning of a 2hr delay. Fortunately the woman who checked me in realized there was 1 seat available on the last flight that would get me to Lima in time for my connection flight (departing same time as my flight pre-delay). She personally got me to the front of the line, and ran with me just about to the gate, where I caught a shuttle to the plane. If she hadn't done so, and if I hadn't checked in so early, I would have been forced to stay in Lima 24hrs, despite buying a rightful seat and having reservations in Buenos Aires. It is appalling and unacceptable that y'all continue to overbook flights, causing incredible trouble, inconvenience and potential harm to your customers. For a service that costs so much, the only acceptable delays are weather and mechanically related. if it hadn't been for amazing staff immediately, I would've been furiously waiting in a city I didn't need or want to be in. Customer service will continue to grow your business or impede it negatively-- how y'all act is up to you. I appreciate how well I was taken care of by several kind individuals."
Pros: "The upgraded me to first class!!!!"
Cons: "No complaints!"
Cons: "My flight was delayed more than 9 hours, and I do understand the fact that this happens. What I can't understand is LATAM waiting until I arrived to the airport to tell me that it was delayed (instead of calling or sending an email) and told me that it is MY FAULT for not reviewing the website. In addition, at the counter they told us that we didn't need to do a line again for dropping bags in the morning. However, when we arrived the next morning we had to do a 40 minute line. The pain was compounded by a member of the staff yelling at me for asking him to be moved to a quicker line because I could miss my flight. I've always flown on Lan (now Latam) and I've never had this bad experience before. I'm really disappointed!!"
Pros: "The crew was attentive, professional and friendly."
Cons: "Small seats."
Pros: "In-air service was excellent. My international flight was very smooth, flight attendants were kind and attentive, food and drink was provided free of charge, and onboard entertainment was available for the duration of the flight."
Cons: "It helps to be flexible when booking with LATAM, as my return flight itinerary was changed several times before being finalized."
Pros: "Punctual, clean, courteous , good entertainment, steel cutlery."
Pros: "Everything ran smoothly. Attendants seemed to care equally about being welcoming and timely."
Pros: "LA TRIPULACION"
Cons: "EL EQUIPAJE NO LO MANDARON HASTA DESTINO FINAL Y SE PERDIO"
Cons: "Delays, poor English explanations, disorganized boarding"
Cons: "The flight was delayed in LAX, and consequently I missed my connection to Cuzco. My luggage was also misplaced"
Pros: "They took every measure to make sure me and my family had the most comfortable flight possible. I will be sure to fly LatAm again. Thank you so much!"
Cons: "The flight from Lisa was cancelled and the 18 hour wait in Lina was horrible!!! All day at the airport!"
Pros: "No podría decir que me gustó nada"
Cons: "Mi primera experiencia en Latam no fue nada buena, mi vuelo latam2005 de lima-cusco el día 3/10/16 se retrasó por 2 horas debido a un supuesto mantenimiento de ultima imprevisto, creo que son cosas que deben detectarse antes para hacer un cambio de avión y no hacer al pasajero perder su tiempo...el 2do vuelo de cusco-lima Latam 2020 día 6-10-16 también se retrasó con 1 hora debido a que viajaban demasiadas personas y necesitaban voluntarios para viajar en el próximo vuelo. La verdad no creo volver a viajar con Latam."
Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Entertainment app is really nice which makes the trip enjoyable and cost efficient"
Cons: "Unfortunately, entertainment content is rather dated and limited. A bit newer and varied content would be great for this amenity"
Cons: "Old airplane"
Pros: "The meal offerings given my "special" menu request (vegetarian) was better than expected, portions were of a nice quantity, the food wasn't bland, and in terms of variety they offered a good food selection. The available entertainment catalog (movies, TV shows, etc) was vast, and included recently released films. I also love that LAN offers pillows, blankets (of good, warm material) and headsets. The crew was attentive and helpful. The plane plane was clean, which is expected to be but not always ends up being that way."
Cons: "The plane looked like an older model, which is not a problem itself, the problems were: my seat was missing the cup holder ring (looked like it broke) meaning no place to keep a cup to drink water throughout the flight. The remote for the "t.v."/entertainment system, that is nestled on the side of the seat, wasn't working and the touch screen glitched (it would freeze, or kick me back to the root menu while I was browsing through options) Small technical problems that given the $$ flights cost, one expects them to work properly."
Pros: "They have all the boxes checked. It is what you would expect from a coach flight."
Cons: "They ran out of overhead baggage space pretty quickly. I found a spot several seats down, but I'm not sure everyone else go in."
Pros: "There is nothing that I liked"
Cons: "Having flown with LAN multiple times the only time you receive good service is when you fly in Business Class. Recently I have been flying economy and from the moment checking in to leaving the plane is a terrible experience. I have had on numerous occasions when checking in at the airport that I was lied to regarding the seat I was in. Or there was more than one person with the same seat. Food and the wine is awful. I would not even eat it if I was starving. When flying the overnight/ morning flight they leave the cabin lights on pretty much the entire way, their excuse is that they need to serve dinner, but who serves dinner at 0500 in the morning anyways. My last flight I asked if I could borrow a pen, and they told me they do not give out pens to customers. I will never fly LAN again except for business class. On American Airlines they are a lot more friendlier. Also a shame that they do not have a way of recognising the people that fly with them frequently, I have flown with LAN 10 times in the last 12 months. They have a bad attitude."
Pros: "Everything! :)"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "I have a very bad experience. The first flight was delayed, so many people including me missed the connecting flight. They kept us till 2AM at the airport and made us take out all our luggage before taking us to a hotel. Then, there was a Flight leaving the same day at noon, but instead of acommodating us there, they made us wait till 11:59 PM for the next flight. They told us that it was a direct flight as it was initially scheduled from Lima to La Paz, but that was not true as we had to stop in Santa Cruz first. To sum up, there was a 28-hour delay in total. I was supposed to get to La Paz on Jan. 28 and ended up arriving on the 29. No explanations were given, but it is clear that they oversold as all flights were full. Avoid this airline if you can."
Pros: "Having a vegetarian option"
Cons: "No salad?! Fruit or vegetable! Something was missing."
Pros: "They did not control computer and electronic devices, so I was able to watch a movie ON MY PHONE without having to turn off at all, neither take off or landing."
Cons: "No food - just a Bon-o-Bon. No coffee. Where do you see an airline with no coffee?"

It was stressful and horrible. We got to our final destination several hours passed the estimated arrival time.

Cons: "Nice"
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."
Cons: "As always, the crew was friendly, professional and accommodating."
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "In a perfect world, no 2-hour delay."
Cons: "O prematurely had to check my carry on when there was room to bring it on board with me"
Pros: "Arrived safely"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 6 hours weeks before which made the return really inconvenient for my schedule. Then the flight was delayed on the day of the flight until the next day. I did not get to the hotel room until 3:30 AM- 3 hours sleep then back to airport only to have the flight delayed again."
Pros: "Great crew and service"
Pros: "Fast boarding and unloading."
Cons: "Flight leaving on time."
Pros: "The snacks."
Cons: "This was the worst flight I've ever been on. Delayed 7 hours. Made it to deicing pad only to be told we needed to turn back to the gate due to technical issues. Kept being told 15 more minutes until departure."
Pros: "Th flight was a few minutes late boarding but we landed on time. It was a nice smooth flight!"
Pros: "The staff were polite and the pilot kept us on time. The flight wasn’t over booked and I was able to have an extra seat between myself and the other passenger in my row."
Cons: "That due to the Kayak purchase I had to wait until the last group to board."
Pros: "It was on time. I liked the head rests on the seats."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Many things Food Services Entertainment"
Cons: "Plane was hot, dinner was a sandwich that was still frozen and the attendants weren’t friendly."
Cons: "There was a lot of announcements on the very early flight trying to get people to signup for a credit card...too early for all those unimportant announcements :("
Pros: "Perfect"
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: "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: "Nothing"
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."
Pros: "Sears are comfortable and the entertainment is great as well."
Cons: "Not much to dislike."
Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: ". ."
Pros: "Check in Miami Stewards Miami Quito portion"
Cons: "Being 3 1/2 hours late from Quito to Miami Being delayed from Denver to Houston and switch to United to coach seats, they did give us coupons though, but after the fact . Luggage arriving late from Denver, customer service didn't have a clue were the luggage was. As we were leaving to come back next day the luggage, we saw it in a carrousel, and pick it up. Republic flight from New Orleans it's not worth it the business class, very poor service ."
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: "Everything was on time"
Cons: "Not enough room between seats"
Pros: "The least service I have seen among all the airlines I have traveled so far"
Pros: "The professionalism of the pilots in handling the extremely rough weather during the flight"
Cons: "The meal of a turkey sandwich on dry bread was forgettable . They are co - shared with Qantas and could learn a lot about providing a decent meal on a long expensive flight"
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: "Seats were comfortable, the plane was clean, and all flights left and landed as scheduled. Actually, they landed and unloaded is early! Would recommend if you don't mind paying extra $25 to check a bag."
Cons: "That no checked bags are included in the flight costs. They didn't hide this or surprise me, but just a dislike."
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: "Comfort"
Cons: "Boarding, food"
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: "I enjoyed the whole experience. The staff was friendly and the plane was clean."
Cons: "Turbulence"
Pros: "It was successful."
Cons: "Nothing"
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: "Chaotic boarding Multiple delays Unfriendly ground staff"
Cons: "They changed my flight schedule. God my refund, but missed my business trip"
Cons: "Flight was changed without notice did NOT go to Charlotte instead flew Detroit to Dallas! To Tampa- a little out of the way. After we were checked in and ready to board I then got a call to notify me the flight was changed. Boarding was awful made me check small carry on when there was several open over-head compartments and several others were walking in with two + carry ons. How do you explain that? I will NEVER fly American Airlines again. The airplane from Dallas to Tampa was ancient, a little scary to even think it was still in the air. The air conditioning was minimal I could hear other passengers complaining it was extremely uncomfortable."
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