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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 05m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($177) and American Airlines ($410), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on United Airlines ($339) and Spirit Airlines ($355).
From Fort Myers to San José, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Fort Myers , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Fort Myers you will be using Fort Myers SW Florida Intl, often referred to as Fort Myers Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "No beverages were available to even purchase!"
Cons: "The plane was completely packed despite the COVID pandemic. A stranger sat next to me on the plane (distance of about 6 inches, not 6 feet). What social distancing? And yet they conveniently said no food/drink beverage for safety reasons. Good way for the airline to save a few bucks. Other airlines (like JetBlue) block out adjacent sears and give snacks in individual bags but this... I flew several times since the pandemic began and this was by far the worst. What a joke of an airline. Never flying them again"
Pros: "We appreciated being upgraded to first class using my segments."
Cons: "For a 2 1/2 hour flight in first class all we got was our pick from a basket of chips. Horrible!"
Pros: "Great stewardesses"
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "I liked how convenient and smooth everything was, from the price of my plane ticket to the pick-up and drop-off of my rental vehicle. Also, the text notifications I received upon landing that informed me how much time I had I had between flights & where to go!"
Cons: "Honestly, there's nothing that comes to mind for me as far as improvements go."
Cons: "just the food options were not that good. all other things were ok."
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Pros: "Fight was reasonably smooth. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Being able to afford 1st class"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."
Pros: "I like to staff and flight."
Cons: "My legs are too long for the seats"
Cons: "On both segments of the trip American changed my seat which I. I’d not realize until boarding. Way to late to protest. You pay for preferred seating but then get bumped to a lousy seat with no explanation. Likely because I was a single traveler and an American employee wanted my seat. Better not happen on the return flight"
Cons: "It is clearly the policy or American Airlines to discriminate against passengers based on their class of flight"
Pros: "Arriving in SFO for Christmas"
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Cons: "Gate changed 4 times...late boarding and even later departure 2 hours. Put us on a small plane and then do maintenance. not cool."
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Pros: "Pleased to get luggage with tight connections. Exceptional crew RSW- Charlotte. Good legroom in overseas flight . Please do on all flights"
Cons: "Tv screen didn’t work on trans Atlantic flight"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Nothing I didnt like"
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Pros: "Nothing to complain about!"
Pros: "Comfort and food"
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Very cramped searing"
Cons: "I loved the fact everything was exactly like the booking information. No hassles and no issues."
Cons: "The fact that the flight was cancelled and I was unable to reschedule from this airport, resulting in an increased price of almost $1,000."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Cons: "Staff at N Carolina were rude and had there heads buried in there computers! Acted like they were doing you a favor to answer a question!"
Cons: "gate assignment took too long"
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "The direct flight, less time"
Cons: "The seats aren't comfortable on any flight, the was tv only, no movies, snack aren't healthy for someone with food sensitivities"
Pros: "Crew was great, took off and landed early."
Cons: "Plane was very dated, food service was aweful..... bag of chips in first class."
Cons: "Not very helpful in rebooking"
Cons: "The first class flight attendants were VERY RUDE to the passengers getting on the plane, especially the male flight attendant. While serving drinks, instead of saying things like "pardon me", they would say "move" (as was said directly to me) and get out of the way" (as I herd him say to another passinger). Very disrespectful way to treat a person, let alone a paying customer! Btw...I am a middle class 5' 11" tall college educated male."
Pros: "I. Did not take this flight had a family emergency had to get home right away"
Pros: "Boarded on time and was easy"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "Why do I pay $25 extra to check my bag when everyone else brings theirs to the gate and checks them for free?"
Cons: "Sticking me in the middle row"
Cons: "The crew was rude and were just sassy."
Cons: "Didn't ask for any food so can't rate that or entertainment"
Pros: "everything was polite with a lot of courtesy service was given excellence I would recommend to everyone at all times everything was clean too"
Pros: "Best airline ever"
Cons: "1 hour delay due to maintenance but the ground crew and pilot kept us informed."
Pros: "Inflight movies"
Pros: "The lady at the checkin was very considerate and suggested that I am only allowed to bring one baggage. So she suggested if I can combine my both luggage as one, then I should be all good otherwise they will charge double- scary."
Cons: "Light travellers like us should be given more latitude to choose 1 bag size 17x10x 5” and one laptop bag size 12” X 10” x 3”"
Pros: "The pilot told the passengers before the flight took off that there would be some turbulence. It was nice to know about it beforehand"
Cons: "The crew started serving first class passengers BEFORE boarding was complete, which forced the passengers who had not boarded yet to wait in line until service was complete. This sent a poor message to the economy class telling us we were not important customers"
Pros: "The food and the crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system, it is outdated"
Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"
Pros: "Horrible experience with travel assistant at Newark. All United ground staff were rude and extremely slow. Complete chaos in extreme weather situation."
Pros: "Clean, comfortable and on time."
Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"
Cons: "Snide check-in woman at United when she glibly announced that there was no connecting flight since my flight was delayed. She was cold and snarky and of absolutely no help."
Cons: "Slow boarding, no food no drinks, no tv."
Pros: "Economy plus seating in an exit row was maybe the best airline seating I've had outside of first-class. The on board entertainment was better than average."
Cons: "The flight crew, save the one male attendant couldn't possibly seem and more disconnected and uninterested in passenger comfort or safety. The eldest attendant was simply rude and seemed annoyed at having to do her job. The other young woman couldn't seem to keep the cart from bashing into seatbacks or herself in the aisle and the flight was NOT rough."
Cons: "Plane was cold! But better than hot!"
Pros: "Más espacio, al menos una película que ver, y algún bocadillo por ser un vuelo de tantas horas"
Pros: "The pilot"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "That I slept all the way"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"
Pros: "Extra legroom..all is good!!"
Pros: "The crew was polite. The flight was comfortable."
Pros: "The plane took two hours to leave the ground due to weather. This was unfortunate and made the passengers uncomfortable but it was not the fault of the airline."
Cons: "The airline gave all the passengers access to the movies and television channels."
Pros: "It was the worst trip I have ever taken. Delayed 2 hours due to air traffic control problems, then they landed us in Baltimore and decided we were gonna take buses to Newark. They put us back on the plane and drove around the runway for 2 more hours until I finally had a panic attack. I got off. Then they pulled everyone off and 3 busses took us to NJ, arrival at 4 a.m....HORRIBLE crew had timed out, horrible stewards served up water in cups and were yelling at people to sit saying we were NOT getting off the plane."
Cons: "UNITED AIR"
Cons: "My luggage didn't make connnection."
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "It was just fine."
Pros: "Uneventful, on time! Knees will never be the same, but small price to pay - or so I'm led to believe by your marketing. Also paid 10 bucks for internet- seems excessive."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "There was room for my carry on on both flights."
Cons: "The bathroom on the plane smelled of urine. The only snack offered on both flights was a stroopwaffle. Seat didn't relive at all."
Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"
Cons: "Fligh delay."
Pros: "workers were caring and professional"
Cons: "some people take on extra large luggage and too much stuff"
Pros: "I was allowed to get off the aircraft to collect a bag I left behind"
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Pros: "It was coach so you get what you pay for"
Pros: "Since we were the last ones to arrive at the gate because of our delayed flight they had to check our carry-on baggage with the luggage we didn't have locks and nomally what we carry in that bag are fragile or valuable things. They should at least have plastic gauzes or fragile stickers to put on the bags. I don't know the reason but the flight attendants left about the last 6 rows of passengers without pretzels or drinks. There was no device to view movies. Leg space too tight."
Pros: "Nice and comfy seats, good service on plane, fast boarding"
Cons: "No good food and the entertainment was not the beat"
Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"
Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."
Pros: "The crew were nice though exasperated with cramped new planes and crowded restrooms. Flight was on time"
Cons: "After three years of flying all around US, realized United is the worst of the three major legacy carriers. I'm star alliance gold and it's still a painful experience. Crew admitted in latest redesign of planes they've managed to squeeze another six seats in coach. My seat wouldn't go back but even if it did, would feel too guilty for person behind to do it - so little legroom on newer planes. They've also cut down on restrooms so for most of the flight there was a line of 5-6 people waiting in the aisle. American Airlines seems to have older planes but at least decent legroom (and I'm not tall - anybody over 5'10 would have to sit at an angle on new United planes!). Been very impressed by Delta's service lately. United feels more like Spirit"
Cons: "They would not honor their refund policy with proper documentation submitted four weeks in advance."
Pros: "Had the ability to connect in my phone to the app for free in-flight entertainment. Other United flights will have the TV in the headrest but charge you for wifi or to watch TV or movies."
Cons: "Our flight got delayed 3 hours (which I understand happens) but they boarded group 1 individually, group 2 individually, then combined groups 3, 4, and 5 in the same line. I was in group 3 but was stuck behind people in other groups. Also, they ran out of room in the overhead storage which is frustrating when you're flight is already pushed out to a later time - the last thing I want to do at 1:00 am is wait for my luggage because it had to be checked. People brought on carry-on suitcases along with 1 personal item which were huge tote bags or backpacks. There's got to be a way to monitor overhead storage for items like that - if it's the size of a carry-on, they should need to check their suitcase. The snack was lack-luster. I went on a 5-hour flight to Seattle a few months ago and one cookie with no protein is hardly filling for that long of a flight."
Cons: "The amount of luggage people bring as carry ons."
Cons: "Rude staff,"
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "United put my bags on the next flight to San Jose, so I had to wait an extra 2.5 hours in the airport for the next plane to land in San Jose, Costa Rica while my ride waited for me."
Cons: "The seats were so small, with no space between rows that you couldn't even recline. The tv on the seat in front was so close you couldn't watch it. Miserable flight, and I'm only 5'5"."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "That all the passengers were allowed a carry on bag, the flt was full and they made a lot of people check their bags, not fare!!! This airlines breaks their people into 5 different classes, I'm not sure what or how they do it, I was a 5, I boarded last, people climbing over each other, use to be back to front, after 1st class, of course. It was ridiculous."
Cons: "I felt like tuna in a can."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Less leg room than any other airline, complementary food is real bad, they charge you for everything, movies, alcohol and food, in other airlines they do not charge you for none of the above!"
Cons: "Todo! Everything"
Pros: "Left early. Landed early."
Cons: "More room."
Pros: "All went well. Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "Kiosk agents need to be more customer oriented."
Cons: "At least have some TV’s ."
Cons: "Todavía estoy en Fort Lauderdale no pudimos cojer el vuelo por un imprevisto en la carretera y a pesar de que llegamos 40 minutos antes el personal nos atendio demasiado mal no nos quisieron solucionar de ninguna forma es la primera vez q utilizamos esta aerolinia y su personal no sabe nada de servicio al cliente ni mucho menos de humanidad todavía estamos aquí en FLL viendo cómo solucionamos por nuestros medios pasa una vez dos no y más q pensábamos seguirlos utilizando y recomendarlos pero veo q lo q les interesa en asegurarse el dinero en sus cuantas y NO el bienestar de sus clientes"
Pros: "I like that you don't let people get by with dragging extra things on board. It speeds up loading."
Cons: "It was very cold."
Pros: "Everything it was nice"
Pros: "Boarding was very good! Quick and prompt."
Cons: "Leg room"
Cons: "i seat at number 5 my wife seat at number 30 not very practical."
Cons: "No seat reclining"
Pros: "Non stop"
Cons: "Late small space"
Cons: "there was a miniature schnauzer under my seat yapping the whole way"
Pros: "I am handicapped and everyone was most helpful."
Cons: "Seat comforts Leg room limited. I do not like the A319"
Cons: "Uncomfortable cramped seating, estará charges for everything"
Pros: "Friendly and humorous staff. Smooth take off and landing. Clean inside."
Cons: "Delayed, poor service"
Cons: "Ordered the cafe pint sized picnic. Products in box were different than those show on menu. Yuk"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Pros: "Left gate 12 mins early and arrived early."
Cons: "Poor seating ang size"
Pros: "clean new plane friendly staff"
Cons: "We are still waiting for our luggage after a half hour after landing. It is 10 p.m. and we are all tired. What can be the hold up???"
Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "The tray tables are too small"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Pros: "Staff, from check-in to end, were courteous and pleasant."
Pros: "Everything you could ask for - pleasant experience!"
Pros: "Since minute one my husband and I felt the Racism. He aproched to the bording counter little after Carla (Afro-American lady) announced the cost of extra bags per customer. Just to confirm we understand clearly. Long story short, we paid $65.00 for an extra tiny hand bag, wait for our zone got called, watching people waliking into the bording check counter with more than one personal bag and HER sawing it and NOT saying absolutely NOTHING about it and letting them walked in without any inconvenience. Noticing that, our zone got called, walked into the line, my husband mentioned her about what he saw on others, SHE did NOTHING else beside ignored him."
Pros: "Delayed 1+ hour after boarding plane"
Pros: "It was late.we were supposed to leave at 8:59 didn't leave until ??? It is 12:05 still sitting in the plane. I don't believe I will be taking spirit again . luggage to high."
Pros: "People were great."
Cons: "Added fees for my luggage not great."
Cons: "Cancelled/Delayed both ways"
Pros: "Pilot was AWESOME"
Pros: "The temp here in Port Charlotte +79degrees"
Cons: "Temp in Minneapolis -50 degrees... NO! I'm not getting on this plane! TTFN"
Pros: "The pilot was fab"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Very crowded, some reliability concerns, unpleasant atmosphere"
Pros: "Spirit has shown me what the bottom is for the flying experience. I now know I am willing to pay more for (traditional?) Service."
Cons: "Un professional staff"
Cons: "Having to wait almost an hour to get my luggage!"
Pros: "nothing at all"
Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Late arrivals and being forced to layover a night in Detroit. Basically, Spirit is the "K-Mart" of airlines"
Pros: "Quick. Efficient .Friendly. Clean. No lines/no waiting."
Cons: "Plane abi5 late in taking off."
Cons: "The process was laborsome. I couldn't understand the peope on the phone when I FINALLY got to speak to someone. They were very unhelpful in trying to solve 1 EASY problem. Theiur system is messed up when it comes to accepting correct passwords....then having to change it....then waiting an hour for the temporary...It was a disaster. Cheap isn't worth it."
Pros: "Smooth and efficient boarding"
Cons: "Damaged luggage and much difficulty contacting anybody from Spirit Airlines. Finally getting issue resolved, I hope. They make it almost impossible to talk to anybody"
Cons: "the entire experience"
Airlines flying from Fort Myers to San José have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Fort Myers to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Fort Myers to San José
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