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Houston (IAH)
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Thu 4/15
Thu 4/22
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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 29% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 31% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$434(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$322or less

Good deal one-way

$145or less

When to book flights from Houston to San José

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $145 or less one-way and $322 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Houston to San José was found 54 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 64% more expensive 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 airline flying Houston George Bush Intcntl to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

5.6
Spirit Airlines
Overall score based on 61,884 reviews
6.1
Boarding
5.4
Comfort
6.5
Crew
4.6
Entertainment
4.7
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "the process was ok"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"

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"

Pros: "Price"

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."
Cons: "N/A"

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"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

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."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Smooth service"

Pros: "Nothing"
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."

Pros: "Nothing"
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"
Cons: "everything"

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"

Cons: "Overpriced"

Pros: "Dedication to safety"

Pros: "Nothing"
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."

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Houston to San José

Airlines flying from Houston to San José have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Houston to San José

Mandatory masks

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

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Houston to San José

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