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Low season

SeptemberBest time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.

High season

JuneMost popular time to fly with an average 21% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,059(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$675or less

Good deal one-way

$368or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Costa Rica

  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Costa Rica is August.
  • Morning departure is around 27% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Honolulu to Costa Rica

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,316 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "They only had 1 beverage service. I was in the business class and no food was given out. I asked for certain beverages and was not given them."

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Frustrating having to wait over an hour to get to the gate"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "I was NOT happy to spend over $100 for two bags for two passengers."

Pros: "seat comfortable sleeping missed other stuff"
Cons: "wake up passenger serving meal or leave a note"

Pros: "Crew was ok but didn’t really interact with passengers that much"
Cons: "Better boarding process"

Pros: "Excellent all"

Cons: "Less turbulence"

Cons: "Alaska is usually good. Thanx"

Cons: "My bag arrived with a huge gob of grease on it which ruined my shirt It also appeared to have been run over or dragged which damaged the strap and plastic buckle The bag also now has a hole in it The baggage service personnel were very friendly and accommodating"

Cons: "Premium charges to change seat First checked is $30"

Cons: "I will never fly Alaska airlines again."

Pros: "The attendants were great"
Cons: "The line of people in the aisle waiting for the bathroom."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "The female attendant went above and beyond. She was kind, thorough, and helped make the flight the best I’ve been on with Alaska Airlines so far!"

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: ".."

Pros: "Very faster arrived."
Cons: "No meals."

Cons: "Asked Flight Attendant for help she gave an attitude with a hissing sound pointed at the directed I need to go."

Cons: "Skinny seats, no free dinner or snacks for a 5+ hr flight, cabin crew constantly bumping into my shoulder while I sat in an isle seat (I’m not a big guy). This was my first time flying Alaska Airlines, and the experience was less compared to Hawaiian Airlines flying the same routes."

Pros: "fruit tray...good seating..good movie"

Pros: "Cheap and"

Pros: "Just to improve the meal"
Cons: "The crew are not helpful in assisting the customer"

Pros: "I changed my seat so a family could sit together. The seat I took wasn't quite as well located as the one I gave up so the attendant was so generous giving me a free movie and wine!"
Cons: "I liked everything. No complaints"

Cons: "No actual meal given to passengers unless you paid for it"

Pros: "A Flight attendant went beyond the call of duty when she found me after I had returned to my seat. This was after I had walked to the rear of the acft to work out a bad cramp in my thigh. She provided me with a hot water bottle that did wonders in relieving the pain and stopped the cramp from returning."
Cons: "I don't like the fact that I didn't take the time to remember her name."

Pros: "The crew was great. The flight was basically beyond max capacity in terms of food & bathroom but they handled it well."
Cons: "- Ran out of food. There were a lot of people asking to buy food but no food available. - Crazy lines to the bathroom -- the plane was probably too small for the number of people and the length of the flight?"

Cons: "Seats in coach are too narrow for extra large people, The guy next to me took part of my seat space as I am a small woman. Please, fix this problem!"

Cons: "Massive delay and arriving at 3 am"

Pros: "the tablets that could be purchased were a nice touch."
Cons: "AC WAS NOT BLOWJNG COLD AIR!!!! Miserable!"

Pros: "Loved the fact they had shows that you could watch through your phone just connect with their internet, they were very nice and fast at giving drinks."
Cons: "Plane was not the most comfortable, and super cold (could also be the fact I forgot my jacket and was wearing tank top) you have to download app to watch movies before actually watching them on plane. There's no way you can download app in airplane."

Cons: "No cabin refreshes; one toilet out of commission; baby poo-smell filled the air; crew stopped ALL service owing to one sick first class passenger."

Pros: "Service was great. Plane was clean and cool."

Pros: "After my evening flight on Air Canada was cancelled and I was so anxious that I would not make it to Vancouver the next morning in time for my cruise, Taeao at Alaska airline was an Angel in disguise!! She helped me get booked on a flight that would arrive in time and was so comforting! In fact, all employees that evening were so helpful. Even when the engine wouldn't start on connecting flight in Seattle and we had to return to gate, delaying flight quite a while,?Captain kept us well informed of what was going on and was very apologetic and very quickly, Alaska airlines sent me an email with a credit towards another flight because of the inconvenience!! THANK YOU Alaska Airline, Taeao and employees working on the evening of June 20 at HNL!!!!!"

Pros: "I enjoyed it :)"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cramped really hot felt like a sardine for 5 hours. will not fly alaska"

Pros: "The personnel. Everyone was friendly & helpful!"
Cons: "Delayed 2 1/2 hours from SD to HI, and delayed 1 hour from HI to SD. My seat was so worn out that I felt the springs. Terribly uncomfortable - but the flight attendant was kind and gave me a blanket to sit on. It helped a bit but shouldn't happen."

Cons: "The Sears are so small"

Pros: "The flight was OK except that they ran out of food to sell and apparently you could order ahead of time but at least for us in the back of the plane was nothing left."

Pros: "Loved the meal selection. Loved the drink selection. Free mai tai at the end. I ended up upgrading my seat on the way home and the extra leg room made it a perfect flight. Just Enough room to get up and go to the bathroom without bothering anyone. Totally would book again."
Cons: "I feel like I was specifically declined to use the restroom up by first class (I was row six) but I know others behind my row were allowed to. I'm not sure if there was a reason for this and I don't have any concrete proof of myself being singled out so I didn't dock stars. It did leave me confused though."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Very in professional crew"

Pros: "my inflight meal was wonderful, the staff were friendly and very attentive and I was sitting in the last row. flight was delayed many hours due to mechanical issues on the plane and saftey came first."
Cons: "since the seat doesn't recline in the last row, more padding in the headrest would be nice"

Pros: "On Time, polite staff."
Cons: "Tablets for entertainment for additional cost. THe most significant point is that nobody can hear the announcements when listening to their tablets."

Pros: "Totally Everything About Alaska Airlines Was Awesome !"

Pros: "They were able to switch me to a aisle seat last minute. Clean plane."
Cons: "Female flight attendant ( don't know her name but she was wearing little eyeglasses,) was not very nice. I asked her what kind of juice she had and she grabbed the card from the seat in front of me and without saying a word stuck it in my face. Very impatient. she seem to be in a hurry so I was irritated and asked her to just give me a water. When I asked for water, she replied by saying "After all of that, that's all you want? ". Very unpleasant experience."

Cons: "that there were no blankets available"

Pros: "All real good price"

Pros: "Pilot was fantastic and explained everything clearly."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Chairs were small not enough elbow room"

Pros: "Friendly, charging outlets at every seat"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I liked the flight attendants and the customer service that was provided to me before I boarded the flight. They did an excellent job."
Cons: "I did not like having to ride the middle seat. Hopefully next time I travel alone I'm lucky enough to get the window or aisle seat."

Cons: "the sandwich was cold, they should have used the microwave"

Cons: "Fue un avión no adaptado a nuestros tiempos, sin entretenimiento a bordo, ni siquiera tenía para conectar el celular. Un servicio low cost."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Easy check in, and boarding process."

Pros: "never took flight due to cancellation by airline. still have not received refund."

Pros: "Nicer plane than the one we flew from San Francisco to San Salvador"

Cons: "Food and seats"

Pros: "Friendly crew, arrived earlier than expected. Offered to excellent assistance to my mom with the wheelchair"
Cons: "Food wasn’t good. During the stop in Guatemala didn’t change planes so had to wait for the maintenance staff to clean the plane before using bathroom. No water during stop and had to change seats"

Cons: "3 cancel flights"

Pros: "Los aviones cómodos, con buen espacio para estirar las piernas. A pesar de ser un vuelo de 2 horas te dan comida, algo que las demás no hacen."
Cons: "Podrían mejorar el sabor de la comida que sirven, ya que no es de las mejores."

Cons: "At the time of boarding the crew members started going by group. This only lasted 1 min. Everybody started getting in a line without regarding group or any type of particular order. The crew members did mind and just kept boarding people. Very poor management and lack of authority."

Pros: "Food. Blankets. No delays."

Pros: "I liked that the crew where nice and congratulate the mountain bike team of Costa Rica who had won second place in the panamerican games"
Cons: "I push the "call the stewart" bottom and they never came to me.."

Cons: "Delayed !!! Hours!!"

Pros: "Nos encanta el servicio al cliente de los que nos atendieron en el vuelo, excelentes"

Pros: "Avianca es la aerolinea que prefiero y continua siendo"
Cons: "Las aeromozas tienen muy mala actitud, parece que uno les está pidiendo plata."

Pros: "Flight crew very professional."
Cons: "Flight late leaving Bogota and late arriving in San Jose."

Pros: "The trip was on time, plane was clean, crew was nice, duty free is excellent"

Cons: "Late for no reason. Boarded late, arrived late"

Cons: "Cobros indevidos...depende de como se levantó de humor el supervisor.así le cobran al pasajero..viajamos 11 personas y solo a mi me cobraron equipaje extra....todos viajamos con 2 maletas...."

Pros: "fine"
Cons: "no issues. all fine."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "El equipo del Aeropuerto de AVIANCA guatemala, pone muchos peros a las personas que no pertenecen a LifeMiles y hay casi hay que exigir que te hagan valer tu Millage Plus, y eso que se supone que son parte del mismo grupo Star Alliance. A mi parecer dejan mucho que desear. Si por mi fuera No volvería a volar por avianca."

Pros: "The most was the attention of the flight attendant and how fast and save we landed. Good vibes"

Pros: "Food, attendants, seats, everything was amazing..."

Pros: "My family and I were impressed with Avianca and will fly them again."

Pros: "The flight was smooth and comfortable both ways.. On-time departures/ arrivals. Thanks!"

Pros: "The flights wers on time"

Pros: "El espacio en los asientos"
Cons: "La comida no estuvo muy buena"

Cons: "The crew allowed a drunk man to take the plane. It was a terrible experience to travel next to him. Also, the gate for taking the flight change with no previous notification. I realized of this a few minutes before taking the flight."

Pros: "The food was good and the chairs and equipment was confortable, very good service"

Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Staff help us tho resolve some troubles with wrong name on check in."
Cons: "Wrong name in check in on line"

Cons: "The airplane was terribly dirty and disgusting"

Pros: "Impressed from the checking to the smooth landing. Clean airplane, pleasant stewardesses, on time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "2times was cancelled and I have to Stay 2 nights in Bogota"

Pros: "The entertainment on board was amazing. Good selection of movies."
Cons: "The plane was extremely dirty. I couldn't believe it. First time boarding a plane to find that there was trash all around my seat and tucked in the front pocket. Doodles with a pen on the tray table, sticky arm rest, and it looked like the other seats around us were almost in the same shape. I would've rather waited an extra 15 minutes before boarding the plane for it to be clean. I think that was really poor on their part."

Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"

Pros: "Being moved to a copa fligth"
Cons: "They had us 3hours con the plain and after that it was cancelled. Several people lost a full day of work no responsability from Avianca."

Pros: "Where to begin... the service was great, I got welcomed as I boarded the plane, the plane was immaculate, And unlike other airlines I've been on, thay gave me a great free meal. Would definitely fly again given the chance."

Pros: "Same as above."

Pros: "basically everything"
Cons: "the food"

Cons: "Really bad orange juice. Blankets were gone, they claimed to run out of them. Didn't got the Costa Rica customs papers."

Cons: "Never happened"

Pros: "The complimentary blankets and pillows"
Cons: "The crew constantly putting our window shades up"

Cons: "2 and a half hours of company owned delay. Very little explanation in situ."

Cons: "I am tired on the cheese snadwiches that Aviancas gives in every flight. Why not to offer fruit plates instead?"

Pros: "the wind was high on the landing into costa rica but the pilot made a smooth landing"

Pros: "All was amazing"

Cons: "The social distancing, the cdc is recommending 6 ft but there are passengers directly behind and in grinning us and only one passenger seat empty between 2 people. With covid on the rise, how are you actually doing your party to take care of your customers."

Pros: "When I asked for a seat change the crew was very accommodating"
Cons: "With covid in Seattle I was placed next to a restroom. I did not see any bathroom sanitation occurring during the flight, and no sanitizer available anywhere."

Cons: "Seats are tiny"

Cons: "Space on airplanes"

Pros: "Wonderful hospitality, excellent service!! Clean, well thought meal service."
Cons: "Hoping that this will continue!!"

Pros: "Good crew, my seat did NOT recline."
Cons: "Plane was somewhat crowded."

Cons: "uncomfortable seats, thin seat cushions"

Cons: "The boarding was processed by one agent. He did a fine job but took too long to board. Needed to have 2 people managing boarding the plane"

Pros: "I was surprised that we received two meals and constant drinks in economy. Delta definitely has better hospitality than American."
Cons: "The seats were really tight between the rows. The space between the seats on the same row were typical."

Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."

Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."

Cons: "Ran out of hot water on flight"

Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."

Pros: "Amazing crew, on time, decent coffee, plenty of drinks"
Cons: "The drinks cart was a little slow..."

Pros: "Check in process & text updates were awesome!"
Cons: "My flight to PDX was quite bumpy so food and beverage service were impacted, which I totally understand. However, the fact that I was not served at all, does not sit well with me! They had to stop service with only a few rows left to go due to turbulence but rather it just being a delay in service, the flight attendants never came back to check on the customers they hadn’t served even when the seat belt lights turned off. I really enjoy flying Delta but not this time!"

Pros: "i likes that drinks were free"
Cons: "i shouldn’t have to pay for headphones"

Pros: "The crew was fine, flight was completely full and they were very prompt in their service. The power outlets didn’t work. The lights were on, but when I plugged in they didn’t charge."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable. Seats very close together for a flight that lasts over 5 hours."

Pros: "Boarded quickly and we made up plenty of time when we were only 15 mins late for take off."
Cons: "Baggage broke our baby stroller. Banged up, heavy deep scratches, and won’t lock properly nor will it release the brake phone portly where one wheel won’t unlock without much luck. Waiting to see how they correct this very expensive issue. And the vegan tapas option for food was not good at all. Ended up staying hungry for the duration of the flight. But my wife enjoyed her turkey sandwich."

Pros: "The crew are very nice on both flights and they were very courteous the seats.T"
Cons: "The seats were not that comfortable."

Pros: "Boarding and luggage check in were great. The flight crew and the flight itself were uneventful which is perfect."
Cons: "Snacks are the bare minimum and the restrooms could have been attended to more often, paper was piling up in the trash."

Pros: "Great comfortable flight"

Pros: "Everything went fast & smooth"
Cons: "No leg room"

Pros: "Zones are more delineated."
Cons: "People were obviously cutting in line and edging up before their zones were called."

Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "We were delayed an hour and a half"

Cons: "Seats diddn't recline - often ignored by flight crew."

Pros: "Everything was fine other then seating assignment"
Cons: "I was traveling with wife but was not able to seat with her. I was stuck in the middle of 2 of the worlds biggest plus sized people. Armrest was a constant struggle. Willing to pay more next time to avoid hassle."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "no bed"

Cons: "Due to the earthquakes, the film festival I was going to was cancelled. Ten days prior to the flight I called AeroMexico to cancel and they said there would be a cancellation penalty, which was fine. When I tried to redeem my credit, they said there was also an additional "No-show fee" even though I called to cancel 10 days prior, which left a total of $70 credit after all their penalties. I called and emailed to complain but they did nothing but pass me to someone else who was equally unhelpful. I will never fly AeroMexico for any reason in the future."

Pros: "Great ground staff and flight crew, except they should as warn and apologize regarding the limited gate as access so far from the check-in."
Cons: "Signage is terrible. Delta sign out side is obscured as and too small. Construction is no excuse for the confusion. Delta is not readable on the overhead signs and airport is too dark at night. Everything is hard to find."

Pros: "1000s of movies and shows to watch. Plenty of overhead bin storage. Alcohol beverage service included. Crew was great."
Cons: "Baked chicken dinner was gross."

Pros: "We had terrible turbulence for probably 4 of the nearly 5 hour flight. The turbulence were the Pitts, but the plane, amenities, staff and amenities were top nothcj! Highly recommende Delta."
Cons: "Bad turbulence"

Pros: "The boarding process was smooth, friendly staff."

Pros: "From friendly staff on the ground to check us in, to helpful flight attendants, Delta has once again convinced us it is one of the better airlines . Will fly delta again."

Pros: "The crew were super friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The entertainment system was completely down for the entire flight."

Cons: "Kids yelling"

Cons: "The flight got delayed by 3 hours or more. I missed my flight from LA to FL"

Pros: "Delta is the best airline to use because they care about you as a customer. They will do everything they can to make your flight as enjoyable as possible. I would not recommend any other airline to use but DELTA !!"
Cons: "Nothing to input. All was great."

Pros: "It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from"
Cons: "It was a smooth ride and overall very enjoyable flight as the entertainment was very enjoyable and a lot to choose from"

Pros: "I liked everything."

Pros: "Staff as always was very attentive and courteous. The board process proceeded smoothly and we were able to depart a few minutes early."
Cons: "One attendant did display a slight level of un-professionalism after spilling a drink on my mom and not apologizing. I chalk it up to her embarrassment and she probably just forgot."

Pros: "Wide-bodied aircraft; free on-board entertainment with a good selection; complimentary snacks, helpful staff"
Cons: "Waiting 45 mins for baggage to arrive on the carousel at LAX, but probably due to the terminal move currently happening and not the airline's fault."

Pros: "Unlimited snacks and drinks..."
Cons: "The mediocre upgrade."

Pros: "There was a blanket and pillow available on the seat and the arm rests (all of them) went up... I appreciated that when I had to move mid flight. The attendants were nice as always... they weren't stingy with the small free snack that is included with the flight. (Small bag of peanuts or pretzels) that I liked. Usually feel like it is an inconvenience to ask for more than one.... but they offered 2! I was very happy to hear that!!"
Cons: "The entertainment was a bonus! Made the flight go by faster."

Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"

Pros: "I had paid for the Sky level as we were a party of long legged people. Out of the 4 flights we had taken, the best flight was the one from Hi to Atl. The seats, and leg space, was roomy. The food was good. The crew was just okay. They weren't particularly nice but rather abrupt. There were two mates that seems a bit confused. However, the plane was worth it."

Pros: "entertainment system included lots of good choices and free. Crew attentive and friendly. Fairly comfortable seating. Boarding was quick (with Delta Amex card). Several snack choices instead of just the old standby of pretzels."
Cons: "Captain not at door to greet passengers as they left - usually a given."

Pros: "The pilot came through all of the aisles in first class to personally thank us for flying with them. He took time to chat with us and answer our questions, which made me feel more comfortable about the long flight. The stewards/stewardesses were very nice and had us laughing on their welcome messages. The lay-flat seats in first class were the best. Very comfortable, and easy to fall asleep in, without disruption from other passengers who insist on keeping their reading lights on while everyone is trying to sleep."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled after several attempts to departure. We had to spent the whole night in the JFK airport. Finally, it departed to Detroit with 2.5 hours delay. It was a nightmare."

Pros: "1st class service was excellent."
Cons: "The food in 1st class does not compare to some competitor airlines. the leather seats do not breath and can sometimes get hot."

Cons: "To be fair the flight from Honolulu to Lihue was on Hawaiian Air, not Delta per se. The crew was rude, but in the terminal and on board. Didn't really rate food and entrainment because of the flight length."

Cons: "Service and media"

Pros: "Crew was good and mostly attentive."
Cons: "Had to move seat three times because the audio/video didn’t work in my seat. Was very frustrating"

Cons: "DO NOT FLY AMERICAN AIRLINES DURING A PANDEMIC. They were not keeping folks distanced from each other, they did not make sure that all the passengers had masks (I understand that people might take them off in flight briefly to drink etc but there were people that walked right on without masks on at all) The flight was FULL. They did a full drink/snack down the aisle thing ensuring that everyone packed into that small space would all be taking off their masks at the same time (if they still had it on in the first place). I did not feel safe at all."

Pros: "I got there safe!"
Cons: "I f plane had slowed downed during turbulence."

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!!!"

Cons: "The flight had an emergency oxygen failure an hour into the flight, so we had to turn around and go back to the departure city for 4 hours. Extremely annoying on an overnight flight."

Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"

Pros: "It was a safe flight back to the Phoenix thank you."
Cons: "More ethical vegan options."

Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "They at least need to have TVs in aircraft. I felt United was better service wise and aircraft wise."

Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."

Cons: "Old plane. No seatback entertainment available in plane."

Pros: "Smallest seats of any airline I've recently traveled on"

Pros: "The flight was good."
Cons: "The seat size could be bigger, and the layover was awful. Sixteen hours is unheard of."

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: "The crew was great. No leg room, seats and isles were too narrow. Had a soggy turkey wrap both going to and coming from Honolulu. It was not what I expected from AA. Will not fly AA again on a long haul."
Cons: "Everything!"

Cons: "No AC, and after boarding there was an issue with the; we had to deboard and wait nearly an hour to load onto another plane."

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: "Overall good value for money for a Economy seat. The aircraft is of a recent make & model with the latest amenities on board. Crew is friendly & departure well on time."
Cons: "Exit seats on row 12 are NOT exit seats although they are sold as such. They have regular leg room. Only the left must seat has more leg room as the row in front in that spot does not have 3 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: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"

Pros: "Good entertainment. Gate agents friendly and efficient"

Pros: "Friendly attendants"

Pros: "Everything went smooth and fast"
Cons: "N/a"

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: "Comfortable, fast check in, nice staff, arrived a little early, great timing. Will fly AA again"

Pros: "Flight was smooth, on time. Modern plane. Got the sense that careful aircraft maintenance is always a high priority. Courteous attendants. Large choice of movies."
Cons: "Blankets but no pillows on this long red-eye. We need a pillow! Wrap was a bit doughy. no choices."

Pros: "Efficient, nice crew."
Cons: "Seats were rock hard. Terrible situation for a long flight."

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: "Staff is friendly and helpful, great attitudes"
Cons: "My initial flight time was changed to a longer layover for some reason. Which.. spending 6 hours in an airport is just not ideal"

Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"

Pros: "The flight crew did a good job."
Cons: "Throughout the boarding process, my spouse and I had a seat and pre-check, until we got to the airport and we were told they don't know why, but our pre-check was "dropped" so we needed to be rechecked in. What wasn't told to us was we would lose our seats and be put on the bottom of a waiting list. We were able to board bc other passengers did not show up, however we no longer had our seat preference, so I had a middle seat, although I'm a service member with a left knee issue so my seat needs to be an isle one. Also, there were no food choices that did not account for my allergy."

Pros: "On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "No own movie screen for a 6 hour flight. No snack/ nuts with drinks"

Cons: "My luggage was inexplicably placed on a later flight which arrived an hour after my flight arrived."

Cons: "I arrived at HNL nearly 2 hours before my flight. The check-in procedures at HNL were very poor. There were not enough operating machines to help passengers check-in. In fact, there appeared to be more non-functioning machines .than working ones which created a huge backlog of passengers. We then had to wait in another long line to have our bagged checked and boarded. This was one of the worse situations I've seen in a very long time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Employees seemed like they didn’t like working for American. Flight was delayed and nobody informed us about it until it was past the past the boarding time. Missed connecting flight and booked on flight 5 hours past original departure time. Sat in an aisle seat and stewardess kept bumping my arms."

Cons: "Flight was overbooked"

Cons: "Agent at gate said overhead compartments were all full and no more room for any bag. So I had to check in my carry on luggage . To my surprise, there had many open space when I walked in the plane. The worst thing was my brand new suitcase was torn. I told the luggage agent the incident and she said they had no liability what so ever."

Cons: "Flight was delayed 8hours"

Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Cons: "delayed"

Cons: "My seat was broken and wouldn't recline very much at all."

Pros: "The entertainment was a new release movie - liked that. The food was okay."
Cons: "Seats not comfortable, especially for a 7 hour trip! My tray table broke and would not close. I informed a stewardess and she apologized for the inconvenience and did her best to duct tape it shut (twice). It's an old plane, I would not recommend for a flight more than 2 hours. Wasn't greeted at boarding. Had to interrupt staff to ask which side of plane I should walk down to get to my seat. I paid extra for 12th row - waste of money!"

Pros: "Nonstop flight"
Cons: "Nothing special about American. Boarding process doesn't make sense. People crowd the gate during boarding. Aircraft cabin is outdated. Would love to see, at minimum, power outlets for each seat. Cabin was frigid, does it need to be that cold?!"

Cons: "They canceled my ticket for no reason"

Pros: "The crew was wonderful and movie selection was excellent. They did not provide headphones however. Boo."

Pros: "I loved that the on demand movies were free! The time went by so fast!"
Cons: "I didn't like that it said Alaska Airlines but it was really American so I ran 4 terminals and had to go through agricultural inspection twice. The guy at the counter didn't want me to check in my bag because it was 58 mins before my flight. The lady at the station really helped me and let me check my bag."

Cons: "No room, small seats and no food"

Cons: "The wifi did not work and we were not offered any food, and the beverage choice was only water or coffee. Very old plane with broken seats."

Pros: "Everything happened as planed"
Cons: "Covid testing and requirements was stressful"

Pros: "Amazing"

Cons: "For such a long trip, a better aircraft would have been better,"

Pros: "United es la peor aerolínea nos trataron muy mal y nos cobraron exceso de equipaje sin tenerlo y casi perdemos el vuelo por su culpa"

Pros: "Wheelchair service."
Cons: "Dinner for long distance flights."

Cons: "United airlines staff were very grumpy"

Pros: "Large plane, quiet ride."
Cons: "Staff was rude to my wife and very useless. Our bags were dropped off together, but only one made it home. We still don’t have the missing luggage."

Pros: "Good trip and on time"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Extremely crowded, uncomfortably so"

Pros: "Excellent flight"
Cons: "At check in time being told I needed a eta visa to enter Canada!"

Cons: "The delay"

Cons: "My new luggage was mishandled so poorly that the bottom wheel assembly snapped in two and there is a puncture hole about an inch long in a different area of the bag. The bag is also very dirty. When I brought it to the counter I was told "Minor tears and wheels are not covered" and that I could "...make a homeowner's insurance claim." Not even an apology."

Pros: "Love the little blanket. I think people who take the red-eye realize It will just be dozing, that no real sleep is possible."
Cons: "Like I said earlier, coffee in any form would have been greatly appreciated."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Your employees are all RUDE !!!"

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "It was united airlines not ana airlines"

Pros: "Courteous staff, nice attentive staff."
Cons: "The length of travel time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Change of seat w/o any notification."

Pros: "Checked on carry on for no charge"

Cons: "Seating"

Pros: "My companion and I had sweatshirts on and blankets. We were absurdly cold for the duration of the trip."
Cons: "Too cold"

Cons: "Wifi coverage was not reliable"

Cons: "The movies kept doing out. They told us to log in and get compensated in a few days"

Cons: "Snack was terrible"

Cons: "Being told that the United Wi-Fi was not working and then being told we could "Rent" tablets to watch movies on. They should have been free or very low-cost."

Cons: "The most rude staff I've ever encountered, at least at the HNL airport. Movies didn't work"

Pros: "That my seat was next to only one other person"
Cons: "The little girl behind me constantly kicking my seat."

Cons: "Too crowded."

Pros: "They were nice. Speak different languages to cover travelers all over the world. But food wasn't that great."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "It's so fast excellent"

Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Loved that United gave us TSA Pre check...."
Cons: "Limited food options on board"

Pros: "The representative at HNL was great. Have flown United in the past without issues."
Cons: "Stranded in Oahu due to 17+ hr "delay" Had no place to go, no time & no car. Completely ruined last vacation day!!"

Pros: "No food offered. Only received one drink serving."

Pros: "Not much ~ no movies, no rental video device ~ nothing"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "arrived on time, newer aircraft"

Pros: "Speed and staff. Plane clean. Wife needs help and it was always there. Land people good as well."
Cons: "No internet or movies."

Cons: "Horrible attitude by staff at the baggage service desk"

Pros: "Smooth travels. Good price"

Pros: "Connection was close to arrival, not much waiting timepeople"

Cons: "freezing on plane"

Pros: "Red eye flights are always difficult, this one was no different."

Pros: "Nothing special!"
Cons: "You have to pay for food! It should have been included w/ the fair!"

Cons: "Comfort?? What comfort?? This will be the last time I'll use United !!!"

Pros: "Fast and easy to use"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "N/A"

Cons: "Wifi unavailable HNL>LAX"

Pros: "Good service and no-hassle boarding"
Cons: "Really old plane. Terrible food. First class seat not very comfortable"

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