Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Gainesville to San José
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 4h 56m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($430) and Multiple Airlines ($1,652)
When flying out of Gainesville you will be using Gainesville Regional, often referred to as Gainesville 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
Pros: "Flight was late, lost my conection and gave me a flight for next day"
Pros: "Nothing. Didn’t get to take the trip and had no customer service to assist in any respect to have a voucher or credit or anything. Garbage"
Cons: "Everything. Coronavirus lock down sucks, but some sort of accountability would be nice for having my money simply stolen."
Pros: "The food is terrible no choices you can tell nothing is fresh they did not even have enough white wine"
Pros: "The food, comfort"
Cons: "The crew, some of the crew were a bit rigid, didn't seem to like what they were doing"
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "A more organized boarding process"
Pros: "Crew was good, food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment, I saw the Wifi stuff when I bought the ticket, but there was no internet connection there. Besides, no movies, no screen... boring."
Cons: "Be in time, over 1 hr delayed."
Pros: "Planes on time."
Pros: "Although the plane was old, I found the seat to be very comfortable"
Cons: "Entertainment was pretty much nonexistent. Plane was old and legroom tight."
Cons: "Over booked"
Cons: "I got singled out by a staff member to request me to check my bag while the passenger behind me had a bigger carry on bag. My other 2 friends had carry on backpacks about the same size as well but they didn't get stopped. I didn't know why I got picked on."
Pros: "very nice timely flight, overall great attention to safety and professionalism, also had plenty of space and great entertainment!"
Cons: "one more pass through cabin with a snack on the 5 hour flight would have been nice!"
Cons: "Paying for luggage even with million Miler skyteam elite card. After paying for luggage then it didn’t come out on the belt and I had to get help to find it. Aeromexico should be avoided at all costs"
Pros: "I didn’t like it my parents are old and handicapped and they were waiting for 4 hours there. with nooo help. terrible service, it was supposed to departure at 9pm and they departed at 11 pm"
Cons: "I didn’t like it my parents are old and handicapped and they were waiting for 4 hours there. with nooo help. terrible service, it was supposed to departure at 9pm and they departed at 11 pm"
Pros: "Luggage was found that was good"
Cons: "Horrible day nobody here to guide you or help you and then charge you an arm and a leg."
Pros: "Tv on flight with good movie selection"
Pros: "Flight on time, all personal was very helpful and kind"
Cons: "No choices for breakfast and the one served on first class not so great."
Pros: "Ease in ticketing."
Cons: "The hardest part was the long layover. I didn’t dress warmly enough, so I had to keep moving!"
Cons: "Boarding process. The Zone lines are formed a very long time before boarding really begins. Why?"
Pros: "Servicio. Puntualidad."
Cons: "Todo bien"
Pros: "Food, entertainment, leg room much better than any US airline. Crew is smart and efficient."
Pros: "Wonderful flight attendants."
Cons: "Seat became very uncomfortable for my back and bum. Shouldn’t it be more comfortable in Classe Premier? Also just a sandwich for meal."
Pros: "Great customer service, very helpful from start to end ... always with a smile and willing to help"
Pros: "Free tv"
Cons: "Rough Landing"
Pros: "Vuelo acorde con el horario establecido"
Cons: "Regular atención del personal en el aeropuerto"
Cons: "Crew standing in the back talking to each other with their backs on us"
Pros: "Close for connecting and had lots of staff to get you there on time."
Cons: "Food mediocre"
Pros: "Everything. The plane 787! Cuauhtémoc beautiful plane inside and out. Great service. Impeccable landing as usual with Aeromexico pilots! Thank you."
Pros: "almost everything, meal movie and drink of choice included in ticket. even alcohol! and coffee seperate on top."
Cons: "cramped seating smelly/messy lavatory."
Pros: "The in flight meal was just what we needed and they got us to San Jose safe and sound. No complaints!"
Pros: "I was able to get home."
Cons: "Check-in at GDL airport is completely insane! They should have a line for those who have already pre-checked themselves and just need to drop off their luggage."
Pros: "Ontime and pleasant"
Pros: "It was a direct flight."
Cons: "The delay when departing, and the attention of the flight attendants. Also very limited kind of beverages."
Pros: "La comodidad la amabilidad de las personas."
Cons: "La comida"
Cons: "Having to check in my carry-on because the plane is full. Lost a meeting because I had to wait for my bag at my final destination."
Pros: "Nothing. We’re not there yet"
Cons: "Everything. AM customer service is beyond horrible and unhelpful."
Pros: "The number of movies in the flight from Mexico City to chicago"
Cons: "Food is terrible. Lines in Argentina and Mexico City are insane. I will avoid Aeromexico in the future as it was not worth it The planes were old. People on board nice. But the land crew in Buenos Aires was very rude. The lines were interminable and people not organized at all. argentina is beautiful but the international airport is one of the worst. And Aeromexico seem to add to the chaos."
Pros: "5 stars to the supervisor Octavio"
Cons: "The rest of the Team do not know what customer service is"
Cons: "i was unable to fly due to the Hurricane"
Pros: "Entertainment, I really enjoyed the movies!!!! My luggage was shipped without any delay"
Cons: "My seat!!! Even when I am short, I wasn't comfortable at all!!! I have problems with my knees, they got worse"
Pros: "The snack - such as it is - is certainly a step above what I get when I fly the same route on United. Also the entertainment system is much better, and free! Cabin staff are friendly and efficient. The seating is about the same as on every other airline. I was in steerage for the Mexico City - San Jose leg. A lady was seated in my window seat when I boarded, and seemed surprised when I insisted on reclaiming my seat (She had the middle seat). In contrast to Mexico City, the San Jose airport is a model of efficiency. Immigration is rapid, luggage comes out on the carousel in good time, and best of all there is a duty free shop right in the luggage claim area, so it is unnecessary to buy liquor ahead of time."
Cons: "Mexico City is a terrible airport to have to pass through. Everyone has to go through Immigration (similar to US airports in that regard) even if just in transit. However, they have few officers there, and almost half of the available booths weren't even manned. The result was chaos, with the immigration hall filled with grouchy travellers, and other travellers stuck in aircraft waiting to disembark. Expect to be stuck in Immigration for a minimum of an hour after landing; maybe plan on 1 1/2 hours just to get through Immigration and Customs. And if you are making a connection, whatever you do don't go through the sliding doors on the other side of Customs - I made that mistake once! I speak Spanish, so the following comments are not coloured by language difficulties ... Security staff are unfriendly. While there is supposed to be free wifi in the departure lounge, I couldn't figure out how to use it. A gate agent told me there wasn't any free wifi, all the time standing beside a sign that said there was. I was also singled out for a spot check of my hand luggage right in the jetway. The unfriendly lady doing that search so disarranged my stuff that I couldn't find my Kindle when I got on the plane, so was without my planned reading material."
Cons: "They didn't announce the local time when we landed."
Pros: "Service from the crew was excellent, they were very respectful and happy to help, also entertainment was great!"
Cons: "Food: Serving amount was ok, food was tasty but it's like Aeromexico is missing those little details that make a difference: salt and pepper mini bags, a dressing for the salad, and butter or cream chesse for the bread. Also a small chocolate or candy would be fine just to make the experience even better"
Pros: "Everything. Everybody very helpful"
Pros: "Un pequeño retraso a la salía de México, sin mayores inconvenientes"
Pros: "I was impressed and very happy the flight was early. I had low expectations with Aeromexico because in the past every flight I took with you was delayed or late."
Pros: "The professionalism. The accuracy of arriving and the plane itself was very clean."
Pros: "Thanks Jennifer, my flight attendant"
Cons: "Under the current health emergency the whole crew went above and beyond. Thank you!"
Cons: "boarding, seating, entertainment"
Pros: "Free reschedule of flight."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled for no reason."
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: "The ground crew were very courteous but I feel they were not being completely honest regarding the delays. It felt like we were being given false hope that the flight was taking off soon."
Cons: "We were boarded thinking we were taking off soon. Except the delay continued for another hour and a half I found out. I had exited the plane having been given the option of staying in Gainesville in a hotel provided by the airline and being booked on a flight the next day."
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "It was a red eye. So good to be seated, quiet. not too crowded."
Cons: "It was really GOOD overall."
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "During boarding female staff disengaged, not calling passengers to her podium to take boarding pass. She made boarding much slower"
Pros: "Friendly crew and relatively new entertainment system"
Cons: "- Seats are very tight - Pay for luggage even on a transatlantic flight and your seat (if you want to choose) - Food was below average - even for airline standards, ran out of drink options even for dinner (the second time they serve drinks)"
Pros: "American airlines bad service"
Cons: "Better Customers service"
Pros: "Left on time and arrived early"
Cons: "Ticket agent was rude and 3 flights later found a super sweet ticket agent but 10 hours longer to get to my destination"
Pros: "crew made me feel guilty to change my paid for seat so a married couple could sit together and I was solo"
Cons: "choice of snacks or food"
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: "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 have never experienced as smooth a landing on both legs of the trip. I’ve never flown American before and in comparison to other air lines I think they must have the most experienced pilots. Everything else was equal in quality to other US airlines I’ve flown, the usual stuff on long distance flights - but I felt the staff were a notch above the others as regards friendliness and helpfulness. I had a very smooth trip, no delays or problems. I will fly with them again."
Cons: "Bathroom on the plane could have used a good cleaning."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "I was in first class thanks to an upgrade. The flight attendant was very nice. But the amenities are total garbage - no seatback in-flight entertainment, no power."
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment except on your own device. No power, ensuring your device will die on a long flight. The old US Airways fleet from the Northeast is awful."
Pros: "Flight was delayed by approximately 90 minutes. Attendant was friendly."
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: "Considering the price we paid for our tickets is the the only drawback I keep coming back to when I think about the VALUE of what I paid for.the entire flight. The overall experience was good throughout; from the airport on both ends of the journey to the actual inflight experience. I'm not sure how much of an influence the airline has on the airport part of it all, but the check-in process was good. The self check-in machines for AA were a little "buggy" and difficult to navigate but helpful staff was readily available as were the short lines. I am 6'2" and was impressed that I had adequate leg room in my seat."
Cons: "We paid a lot for our tickets even though they were purchased months in advance. Then when it came to seat selection, there was none. Our party of three, which was husband and wife plus friend, were all seated separately. We could have opted for "pay extra" seating, but even that did not get us together, so we opted out."
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "overall service was as expected but delay."
Cons: "flight from Philadelphia to Venice was delayed at take off and landed like two hours late. Venice airport pass control too another 1.5 hour. i lost my connecting flight by minutes and had to buy another tickets to Dubrovnik for $1,176.91. i like to get compensated by either Kayak or BA."
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: "British airways 787-8 Dreamliner. New-ish plane. Nice crew. Food was good"
Cons: "Business class seats were cramped. No place to put a book af glances when going to sleep. Headphones are not noise canceling, thankfully I brought my own"
Pros: "Things went very smoothly."
Cons: "Long layover"
Pros: "The seats were comfy and spacious."
Pros: "The stewardesses were very polite and helpful"
Cons: "No free wifi"
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: "Decent amount of bathrooms"
Cons: "I was shocked that we weren't provided better and more food for an expensive and lengthy flight. Also there were no head rest tv's. They plane seemed very old"
Pros: "It Was Great. Flight Attendant Rita Was Amazing. The Flight Was Quite And Relaxing."
Cons: "That It Didn’t Last Longer. It Was A Short Trip."
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Cons: "WEBJET.COM HAS BEEN OF ZERO HELP IN ASSISTING US WITH FLIGHT CHANGES. THERE IS TOTAL LACK OF INTEGRITY IN CORPORATE AMERICA NOW. WHEN BOOKING WITH KAYAK, MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT BEING RE-DIRECTED TO ANOTHER SITE. IT ONLY SPELLS DISASTER IF YOU HAVE ANY CHANGE IN YOUR FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS."
Pros: "We boarded quickly, the crew were friendly, the movies were great, we were on time leaving and arriving."
Cons: "The only complaint, it was hot on the aircraft when boarding."
Cons: "I loved everything"
Pros: "Agents were very helpful"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Cons: "Wait time to board was delayed 20 minutes."
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "Very comfortable and nice staff"
Cons: "Had a 2.5 delay on one of my connectors from NY to Madrid. Was worried I wouldn't make my flight to Vigo on time, but I did!"
Cons: "I nearly missed my flight because I did not have a seat for a flight that I bought a ticket for at full price. Which, would lead one to believe that I would have a seat on said flight. However, coming to the gate an hour before boarding the personnel working gate the said he was having computer difficulties and could not get me a seat and it would be 10 min. I continued to return till boarding to find out I had no seat and I was on standby. Upon going to customer service they replied the airline oversold tickets and every airline does this as if to make this practice ok. Well being in sales myself and if I were to sell x amount of product to one customer ( or several) I better make sure I have it all there to deliver. People rely on you schedule wise. It nearly shot a meeting I had to make in the foot. Very disappointed with the airline and the way things were handled."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly"
Cons: "On a 10+ hour flight that you're trying to stay awake for, some sort of entertaining is near mandatory. Neither mine nor my boyfriend's TV worked. Even after the crew reset the system twice, they still didn't work."
Pros: "I understand that the breakfast cookies are economical, and many people enjoy them, but can we add some variety or switch things up sometime, pleeeeease. My kids love the cookies. thanks Jesse"
Cons: "The cookies"
Pros: "He gave me a meal voucher in Dallas which made me feel a little better about the four hour delay until the next flight."
Cons: "I didn't like the idea that I've had a four hour delay due to the fact that the airplane and DeRego showed up an hour late. There were no explanations and no apologies. I got to Dallas I was furious complain to customer relations. I at least wanted them to let me in to the admirals club so I could be comfortable for the next four hours. They refuse that but one lady at the customer relations apartment did give me a meal voucher which made me feel a little better."
Pros: "crew was kind and helpfull"
Cons: "They lost my luggage for 6 days. Also a 18 hour layover just the little things that makes the difference in travel"
Airlines flying from Gainesville 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 Gainesville to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Gainesville to San José
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Gainesville to San José
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Gainesville to San José
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