Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Houston to San José
Air Canada and United Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Houston to San José. Confirm policies on booking site.
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Costa Rica has eased their travel regulations and removed the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus.
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An average nonstop flight takes 6h 49m, covering a distance of 1557 miles.
There are 44 (nonstop) flights between Houston and San José per week, averaging 6 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($93) and Multiple Airlines ($189), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($240) and Multiple Airlines ($282).
Air Canada (3 times daily), United Airlines (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Houston to San José, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Houston , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Houston you will be using Houston George Bush Intcntl, often referred to as Houston Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Houston to San José.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San José from Houston is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to San José with an airline and back to Houston with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San José from Houston up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "the process was ok"
Pros: "That I could upgrade to a larger seat, flights were ahead of schedule"
Cons: "High baggage fee"
Cons: "The luggage charges is ridiculous and rip off"
Cons: "$55 for the bag"
Pros: "Ticket price"
Cons: "Paying for seat, baggage and food, boarding"
Pros: "Cheap ticket price is the only thing they are good for"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "The ease of getting home safely."
Pros: "I love the price, very affordable."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "Smooth ride, ALCOHOL available"
Cons: "Food was not provided, if some snacks add it will be good"
Cons: "Spirit service"
Pros: "Being able to do online"
Cons: "Not that much of a deal. Wish you could do something about prices with unaccompanied minors and baggage. Baggage prices are a joke"
Cons: "Rude guest service reps"
Cons: "Undisclosed information about extent of charge for luggage"
Pros: "there was long wait in baggage check in counter, improvement on that will be appreciated. otherwise, overall experience is quite good."
Pros: "Quick service"
Cons: "I'm pretty easy going, get me there and im good. If you like low fares and efficient service, book spirit.."
Cons: "My luggages is lost in houston. Im naked on Los cabos can you do sometido about it"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly. We upgraded to have more space so my boyfriend could sit without being in pain by the small seats and limited leg room and that was much better. The crew gladly gave me some water for medicine and said it was something everyone is suppose to do if needed to take meds. why didn't the first flight??"
Cons: "We had to pay for the upgrade on a pretty empty flight so that we could be comfortable. We also saw people move to the better seats when the flight got going, and we paid $50 each for them and they took them for free."
Cons: "Smooth service"
Cons: "Everything is horrible"
Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""
Cons: "Loud noise before take off"
Pros: "the pilot and the attendants. soooooo nice."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "Timely landing"
Cons: "Late take off but made up in the air."
Pros: "We landed early to get ahead of the storm. Thank you."
Cons: "After an hour and a half on the plane, passengers were offered a glass of water and a small cookie. After the flight was cancelled, we waited in line for up to 3 hours for re-booking. No effort was made to make passengers feel comfortable, and communication of options/process was minimal, leading to a lot of confusion."
Cons: "There were no beverages and snacks offered. The luggage fee was exorbitant."
Cons: "the youngster behind me kept poking into my seat back"
Cons: "I was told that I didn't have a seat when I booked al.osteoporosis a month in advance. I was last to get on and my husband and I rode with other family members and was al.osteoporosis split due to overbooking!"
Pros: "Staff were great!"
Cons: "It was cancelled with no explanation."
Pros: "All was a 4"
Cons: "No snacks"
Pros: "nothing other than price"
Cons: "everything else"
Pros: "Spirit have los t me as cuatomer fir ever."
Cons: "For ever you have lost a customer."
Cons: "Spanish fly attendants needed. I had to intervene and almost demand that important information was translated. The fly attendant was very rude when some people didn't follow direction. I could tell most people in the plane did not understand"
Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "Didn't like the fact there were absolutely no snacks"
Pros: "La atención fue excelente y a pesar de todos los problemas que tuve me trataron de solucionar todo en el acto. Me pagaron hotel y alimentos"
Cons: "Se atrasó 4 horas al salir de Lima, llegue justa para la coneccion y resultó ser que no estaba chequeada para mí vuelo a San José CR por lo que no pudieron embarcarme y me tuve que quedar hasta el día siguiente en FOURT Louderdale. Asientos sin reclinar en un vuelo de 5 horas de noche! Fue incomodo"
Pros: "Everything about spirit is good !!"
Cons: "Just the delays"
Pros: "Dedication to safety"
Cons: "This was a terrible flight experience with awful customer service. I was scheduled for flight 498, Houston to San Jose. This flight was cancelled after sitting around for 3 hours due to a flight attendant not showing up. This was deemed as uncontrollable, which I have no idea how your staff members mishap is not controllable. We then had to drive 4 hours North to Dallas to catch flight 972 at 6 AM, which was also delayed. We had to go to Dallas because there was no other Houston flight until Saturday night. Once in Ft. Lauderdale, we boarded and de-boarded our flight, due to a pilots flight hours being over the limit. This is deemed controllable. I don't understand how two similar situations are deemed controllable and un-controllable. I lost money on hotels, time, taxi's, and gas. Spirit owes everyone of this flight a voucher for the future."
Pros: "it was cheap"
Cons: "delays and upcharge for everything"
Cons: "Both flights got cancelled at last minute. Ended up taking United."
Airlines flying from Houston 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 Houston to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Houston to San José
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Houston to San José
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Houston to San José
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Houston to San José