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— South America
Jun 18 — Jun 251
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Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$110

Average price round-trip

$707

Good deal round-trip

$175

Good deal one-way

$67
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Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.
Flight from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Bogotá El Dorado
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AviancaOverall score based on 13612 reviews
8.0Boarding
8.0Comfort
8.2Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.4Food
Airline reviews
Cons: "Keep the business and star alliance gold boarding lanes open and exclusive for the respective customers for use at any time whenever they show up at the gate. Otherwise it is a chaos to board along with economy. Also, everything was broken in my business seat"
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Cons: "Keep the business and star alliance gold boarding lanes open and exclusive for the respective customers for use at any time whenever they show up at the gate. Otherwise it is a chaos to board along with economy. Also, everything was broken in my business seat"
Pros: "Upgrade"
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "they cancelled me because of overbooking... after 10 years as an Avianca flyer... no more.. bad food.. delays.. has turned to a gargbage hauler airline... I am a Lifemiles member and was treated like I was doing them a favor... now never again"
Pros: "Positive Customer Experience. Great Airline with excellent Service!"
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "The food was really small and the crew, in general, lazy."
Pros: "The wide selection of tv series and movies was excellent."
Pros: "Was beautiful"
Pros: "The food and entrainment good"
Cons: "The crew, and services"
Pros: "The crew was friendly, neatly manicured, and smiling. They made sure I was comfortable and answered any questions I had."
Cons: "Make sure to repeat announcements in English if possible for non-Spanish speaking passengers"
Pros: "We never too this flight as Avianca cancelled our original flight. Your partner in Airfare.com was absolutely zero help in helping us resolve the issue. They told me I had to contact Avianca directly to resolve the matter. The only flights they had available were on different days."
Cons: "I am still trying to get a refund from the airline for a flight that they knew I was never going to take. I will never use any sort of third-party service for booking anything again. What is the point using it if it will be zero help when I did not cause the changes that occurred??"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable but I bring pillows, crew was nice"
Cons: "Was very warm"
Pros: "Easy boarding, new clean plane."
Cons: "About an hour late, long wait on tarmac ."
Pros: "Buisenss class cabin service"
Cons: "Entertainment"
Pros: "Great plane. Good entertainment. Punctuality was remarkable."
Cons: "Boarding process and check in at Bq is mediocre at best. Yes, airport presents major challenges due to the reconstruction, but major challenge requires extra organization and planning."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Seat, food and the delay"
Cons: "Aviões muito velhos e comida muito fraca."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and they seemed wine as one of the beverages"
Cons: "The staff was rude to everyone including older adults. They constantly rolled their eyes. It was so disrespectful. At one point I was returning from the bathroom to my seat and was scolded by a flight attendant to return to me seat. I thought it was Adam Avianaca flight and was very disappointed. Crew was from Spain, I believe"
Pros: "The aircraft was a 19yo A330 from a very dodgy Spanish airline charter firm called Wamos, chartered by Avianca. It was disgusting. Th was no IFE. The seats didn't work, the aircraft was filthy dirty and this was in what they called Business Class. I pity the poor buggers in Economy. The flight crew did not give a stuff about anything, they get paid anyway, irrespective. The flight ran out of water. Can you believe it. And we could not even get a be o a glass of win because there was some election on in Colombia! What the....!!! An election in Colombia so they stop serving any form of alcohol for 48 hours. More fraud. Hands up those of you who give a stuff about who leads the corrupt nation of Colombia? It's hardly relevant to anything the rest of the world is doing. Colombia is irrelevant. Never again Avianca you bloody frauds. How dare you use a cheap and nasty LCC aircraft fom Spain with a dubious safety record without telling your customers. It was my first flight on Avianca and my last. Bloody disgusting and fraudulent. But being angry Colombians, what was I expecting. Those people are so grumpy and so cranky and play the victims down to a tee."
Cons: "For some reason I wasn’t able to select our seats using the Avianca app. I had to call the day before and we unfortunately were given 2 middle seats. I don’t mind one middle and an aisle. Felt like we weren’t given options."
Pros: "Entertainment was great, snack was good."
Cons: "The crew was absolutely horrible, both on ground and on board, they had no clue was customer service is, very unexpected from a big company like this..."
Pros: "Kidness"
Cons: "The airplane was very hot more than usuall. We call you he crew and they doesn’t care. A four food was cold and over cooked"
Cons: "My screen didn't work. I told the crew, they said something about to reboot it, but nothing happened."
Pros: "Nothing. I wish I could give negative stars."
Cons: "Everything was bad. Super delayed, terrible explanation. Had to stay overnight in the airport in the worst lounge I’ve ever seen in my life. Got a hotel voucher but by the time I would have gotten through immigration and got to a hotel I would have had 1 hour to “sleep” before having to get back to the airport for the 4 am flight which was then delayed again to 5am. After all this, we only got a $250 voucher on a $1500 flight. When I asked about business class upgrades they said they had seats open but it would cost $400! For a seat that stayed empty Instead of giving it to a customer who had been through the worst travel experience of their life. The flight attendants seemed like they really couldn’t give a damn about helping out customers and it’s the only airline I’ve ever interacted with where no one speaks English. One guy actually rolled his eyes when I asked him for the meal I missed when I was sleeping."
Pros: "That I now know avianca is not reliable"
Cons: "Poor customer service attitude. Lack of interest in the passengers"
Cons: "Customer Service is the worst. They avoid their responsibilities, I had a relative that passed away, I had to move my flight. They changed and cancelled my reservation twice. I'll do my best to avoid flying with them again."
Pros: "Entertainment system and Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Below average food."
Pros: "Muy puntual, excelente servicio a bordo"
Pros: "The plane is modern and staff were great!"
Pros: "Food/fast service"
Pros: "The plane was brand new and the crew very helpful!"
Cons: "I didn't like the "sandwich" which consisted of a bread with a small piece of ham inside (no cheese!) Very poor and tasteless."
Cons: "the flight changed schedule and I had to wait 8 hours in the connection instead of 3."
Pros: "The airplane"
Cons: "The delay and boarding"
Pros: "Smooth flight."
Cons: "While the plane was hardly full the seats were awful and overnight painful. I was served a sandwich which was moldy."
Pros: "Everything, really good company"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Timing"
Cons: "I know the space for legs is not great, but in a flight this long, with a kid, and none of the TVs working... Not cool."
Pros: "Puntual, servicio, el avión....todo muy bien"
Cons: "The original flight was booked to dec 11th 2016 at 10:20am. On dex 9th at about 10pm i got a text message and email telling that my flight was rescheduled and asking me to call Avianca. So i did, and my new flight was booked to leave 2:18pm, arriving in Salvador at night. I asked for options, they offered me a flight at 6am and another at 8:30 am. I said that i would talk to my party and return the call, and we choose the 8:30 flight. When i called back, they said this flight had only 3 seats (we were a party of 6 adt, 1 chd and 2 inf). In the avianca site they were offering the flight for the whole party, but, of course, with a higher rate that i paid in june. The person said she coulndt book it for me, and i should call the SAC (client service) to try to solve the problem. I called the SAC and after 40min in the phone they were able to put everybody on the desired flight. I felt that they were trying to rebook us on a cheaper flight, letting the seats with highest fares to be sold to someone else. Since it was their fault the flight changing, i think it was a bad experience in my first flight with Avianca. Probably will avoid them in the future."
Pros: "My seat."
Cons: "Our flight was an hour late taking off and no explanation was given as many of the passengers kept asking what was the problem. The flight attendants need to work on their attitudes and responsibilities. The flight was predominantly Brazilian passengers but the Avianca crew showed displeasure when asked questions in Portuguese by many different customers such as a beverage (one attendant told an older gentleman near me that a tray of drinks was available at the back of the plane and to go an get some if he like. Rude!!) It was just a very disagreeable experience flying on Avianca"
Pros: "Glad to get a good meal. And free entertainment."
Cons: "Seat was a little hard after 4hrs."
Cons: "No personal entertainment system."
Pros: "The crew was more attentive"
Cons: "Everything was fine except the lack of` air conditioning at boarding time"
Pros: "The Crew is well trained."
Cons: "They damage my luggage."
Pros: "Avianca is always nice people. very Respectful"
Cons: "it was very dissapointing that the airline changed the aircraft in two of my flights. first it was a B787 from Bogota to Sao Paulo, it was changed for a A330....and after they changed the A330 which was my flight to Lima from Sao Paulo for a A320 and it was very unconfortable for a long haul flight."
Pros: "I was able to stay in an aisle seat. The flighd didn't have much turbulence. The landing was very smooth."
Cons: "Flight atendants weren't much friendly. Boarding process took a lot of time to complete and during this time it was warm inside the airplane."
Pros: "Plame"
Cons: "Food, boarding process"
Cons: "There was no one in first class and they wouldn't let older people or pregnant women go there for more comfort. I think that is really greedy."
Pros: "Leg room."
Cons: "The flight attendant didn't give me any solution to the problem I has with my seat"

Everything was efficient. Plane left on time and arrived on time. Good weather and a smooth flight.

Pros: "I arrived at my destination safely."
Cons: "Attentiveness of the stewardesses: I had to repeatedly ask for things over and over Stewardess manners: when I gently and lightly touched the stewardess elbow as she was passing by and was seated while in air to make a request she looked at me like how dare you touch me like she was appalled."
Pros: "Very spacious."
Cons: "Not having a bunch of crying babies."
Pros: "How friendly the staff was to my esa & myself."
Cons: "It wasn’t made clear when special services could board."
Pros: "Fueron muy amables en el aeropuerto y en el avión"
Cons: "La atención de las personas a cargo"
Pros: "The flight attendants were excellent, pleasant, and professional."
Cons: "The video system went down for a period of time."
Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."
Pros: "Customer service on the phone."
Cons: "Delays all day on delta. On my way out and on the return flight."
Pros: "Quick boarding and great with accommodating my request for a window seat."
Cons: "Offer in flight entertainment."
Pros: "For me the boarding was of fast"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "Terrible"
Cons: "I had window seats on all flights and was boarded after those in middle/aisle seats 3 out of 4 times. Less legroom in the cheap seats. High whining pitch on speaker during announcements on last leg."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Allow one free bag check in on transatlantic flights"
Pros: "The crew and comfort was ok"
Cons: "The snack options coming from us to aus were only packets of crisps/chips and apples and cranberry juice."
Cons: "At least one hour late"
Pros: "I liked the cookies and juice. The interactive screen to watch something. The cleanliness. The price. On time. The service. Thank you. The excitement of flying."
Cons: "That I mis my conecting flight to Washington do to one of the crew members being late"
Pros: "The movie selection was good"
Cons: "Instead of a flight from Toronto to Atlanta.. it was a flight from Seattle to Atlanta, and I only had 45 mins to get to boarding because of the last minute flight changes."
Pros: "We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow."
Cons: "We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?"
Pros: "The flight & landing were smooth, and we arrived a few minutes early."
Cons: "The entertainment system & WiFi were out. Wasn’t able to charge my phone either as the outlets weren’t functioning properly."
Pros: "The crew at the airport was very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "No food; not even offered water; I asked a Delta employee about our seats and she was very unprofessional (mind you I'm traveling with kids and my boarding pass said that seats were to be assigned at the gate)."
Pros: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos, please reimburse on the credit card"
Cons: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos of the studio and musicians"
Pros: "The crew were nice and friendly. The plane was new with lots of amenities"
Cons: "The new plane has NO leg room at all. It’s the worst leg room i’ve Experienced for such a large plane. I’m 6’1” and my knees would only fit if I spread my legs wide and sit back deep into the chair."
Pros: "Like the smaller contingent of passengers. Boerding a lot quicker and simpler. Captain gave us some interesting details about plane and its capabilities."
Cons: "Exit row seats were were very uncomfortable, very little padding, although there was plenty of legroom. No snacks or entertainment. WiFi did not work."
Pros: "Good snack selection, plane departed on time, no issues."
Pros: "Delta gate agents kept everyone well informed and updated as to new boarding time/procedure"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 4 hours and reason was not explained or obvious"
Pros: "Leg room and seats are very tight and I'm a small person."
Cons: "Coach class is very crowded."
Pros: "Equipment was nice and well maintained. Seats are comfortable for coach. Video at each seat. Friendly staff."
Pros: "The gentleman that was calling zone 1, etc etc. was amazing. I should have grabbed his name. Kept us informed and thanked us and really appreciated our business. He rocked!"
Cons: "Mechanical repair on nose wheel"
Pros: "That I landed safely"
Cons: "1st class was horrible."
Pros: "Great selection of movies to watch."
Cons: "The seat-back display screen could use some updating/improving. Also, the earbuds weren't very good."
Pros: "Empty seats, room to spread out"
Pros: "Beautiful plane, great entertainment system, two bathrooms for economy class, decent food"
Pros: "Nothing, they didn’t care about you or to help, the llady was so rude and unfriendly, this situation ruin my whole trip"
Cons: "I call in advance to paid the fees for baggage, I call Aeromexico because was the main airline for the fly, but Delta at Seattle made me paid again the fees for baggage’s even by phone they said that I didn’t need to paid. BE AWARE AND CAREFUL BECAUSE THE LADIES IN THE FRONT DESK didn’t even look the paperwork that you have in hand, they only want to charge you saying that your payment thru Aeromexico didn’t help you in the 1st fly. How this can happen when Delta and Aeromexico are two subsidiary one of another ?"
Pros: "Left early and arrived early."
Cons: "Smallest bathroom on a plane I've ever seen. Could barely sit down without my knees banging into door or wall."
Cons: "Price to get a little more space"
Cons: "Basic economy has way too many restrictions"
Cons: "Great"
Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "I liked the selection of movies."
Cons: "The arrival estimate was off."
Cons: "The flight was over an hour late arriving ATL at gate after our original connection had departed. We had to change to later flight from ATL to JAX."
Pros: "Getting to ATL"
Cons: "We boarded, they closed the door, told us to turn our phones off, acted like we were leaving, then informed us we had an hour delay. The flight attendants remarked that they couldn't hold us hostage and could get off if we want. The whole thing wasn't done properly."
Pros: "Left reasonably on time, arrived a bit early, able to find overhead storage for my roll-on, even boarding in Zone 3"
Cons: "Very tightly packed; minimal comfort for the flight."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I didn't get my luggage with me when I arrived to casablanca as I lived 4 hours away from the casablanca. I have to come back the next day to get my luggage. I was very mad about it.plus I noticed one of my luggage has been damaged so now I have to buy another one because I can t use it. It was disgusting."
Pros: "Not much to like since the flight was canceled."
Cons: "Flight was canceled. The system tried to automatically rebook us but gave us a new itinerary from our original departure point, apparently un aware that we had already left. So, we were stuck in Atlanta airport with no good way to our final destination. Instead of waiting for 22 hours for the next available flight, or driving for 7 hours from Atlanta to Cincinnati, we had to fly into another city and drive to Cincinnati from there AT OUR OWN EXPENSE. It was a rebooking nightmare."
Pros: "The flight crew was nice and polite. They served drinks and snacks in a timely manner while on the flight."
Cons: "Flight was scheduled to leave early, the plane arrived, but they couldn't turn the plane around fast enough. We left the gat late, then pilot said we would still be arriving half an hour early. We arrived about 45 minutes late, and that was a problem because our connecting flight was due to depart now in 15 minutes. Lightning forced the airport to shutdown, which was great, we had a chance to catch our flight, but we were stuck in the airplane, and we couldn't get to our gate until the all-clear. I know this is not Delta's fault, but they did arrive quite late on a flight that, according to them, would be early. They also never communicated to the other flight that there were several passengers catching that connection. So by the time we had ran to catch our connection they had closed the ramp. Lightning hit again, and they shutdown the airport once again, so the airplane was still at the gate for about an hour, and they did not allow the 20+ passengers to board that plane, which was right there. So frustrating. The only thing that saved it was that our new flight was the new airbus, and although it left an hour and a half later, the comfort level was phenomenal."
Pros: "Great service, a lot of food, good entertainment"
Cons: "I don't understand why people take babies on red eyes. It makes the flight so unpleasant. I wish airlines would discourage this."
Pros: "Every thing went well thx"
Pros: "Flight crew were excellent and very helpful with my kids."
Cons: "When I arrived at my destination, my bags did not make it with me. When I called in the morning, they said they would not be out for delivery until 11:30 am and had a 6 hour delivery window. I told them to hold the bags and I would pick them up myself."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable but other than that it was wonderful!"
Pros: "Service and comfort"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Had an issue with my passport and the manager at the check in counter was rude and not helpful."
Pros: "Great crew; efficient, kind and accessible."
Cons: "Entertainment system. Tiny screens and no options."
Cons: "Copa did not allow me to board plane with setvice animal. Stating paperwork is not acceptable for travel to Peru. I bought tickets on avianca and traveled to Peru and had no issues entering Peru with paperwork. Also copa lost luggage for 3 days spent 3500 on copa and received nothing in return"
Pros: "what a difference from the flight crew. Much more attentive and responsive to our flight requests."
Cons: "This flight was better. Short flight and very attentive crew. I figure the seat selection on mobile app would be my choice next time."
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Everything ok"
Cons: "Copa check-in in Chicago was awful, and it wasn’t just for my family and me. The manger and several employees were rude and seemed clueless about what they were doing. I shouldn’t be surprised that none of our luggage arrived because of the unorganized check-in but it just added to the frustration."
Pros: "On the flight from Chicago to Panamá crew was exceptional, friendly and attentive, I was very impressed with the service,PLEASE DON’T CHANGE ANYTHING , from Panamá to Costa Rica the crew was completely different, the service was efficient but not friendly, a smiling face makes a difference."
Cons: "The process of boarding was a little confusing but it went quickly, keep up the good work"
Cons: "Food on COPA is terrible."
Pros: "There is nothing to like because this flight never happened."
Cons: "Instead of going Chicago -> Panama City I was routed to Chicago --> Newark --> Bogota --> Cartagena. This means instead of arriving 8pm, I would now be arriving 8am the following day (I actually arrived after 1pm, so all in, it was about 30 hours of travel experience). At the request of the United agent in Minneapolis, I got in Customer Service line in Chicago to have my bags properly transferred to my connecting flights. After an hour in line, the agent proved to me by showing me the screen she was working on, that my bags would be routed directly to my final destination. She was confused why I was told to even come in line, so, great, another hour wasted."
Pros: "excellent service"
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, they served a free snack and also a adult beverage"
Pros: "Very friendly service and very helpful even though there is a language difference, they were great in making me feel comfortable."
Pros: "Everyone was very polite, I didn’t use the entertainment"
Cons: "The entertainment was too expensive"
Pros: "Excellent fight and personnel"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Staff was very friendly and easy to speak with even though I only speak English."
Pros: "Good servoe"
Cons: "No WIFI connection movie selections"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. I ordered Kosher meals, but they did not have any available, so I pretty much watched everyone else eat while I couldn't."
Pros: "copa is punctual with the flights and offer a good service in the air."
Pros: "fast boarding nice and helpful crew"
Cons: "nothing"
Pros: "Service was excellent"
Pros: "The crew was great the food and service"
Cons: "For a 5 hour plus flight would have liked a more updated cabin with a charging station for electronic devices and possibly an entertainment center"
Pros: "All. A lot better. Of. Any. USA are line"
Cons: "All"
Pros: "The crew was really nice"
Cons: "There weren’t good options on food, and even it’s a 5 hours flight there was not internet or screen on the chairs."
Pros: "They provide any of your requests is they have it"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Crew was courteous, and very polite."
Cons: "Older plane with less room from Chicago to Panama, but other than that everything was great."
Cons: "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is an awful movie, but that’s not your fault, I blame the cast & Directer. ;)"
Pros: "Seats didn't recline, entertainment was poor."
Pros: "The crew, very nice people and courteous, they all welcomed us into the plane and assisted everyone in a really nice way, really liked them"
Cons: "The food, the entertainment has very few options"
Pros: "My trip went really smooth with no delays. They were able to switch my seat to be closer to my friends that were flying with me with no hassle at all. I was surprise that they provided food on the trip, I have been in different airlines that don’t provide anything except for a drink. I would for sure use Copa Airlines for future South American trips"
Cons: "Only thing I might of dislike is that they were using an older plane and the tv quality was not good"
Pros: "Good service and attention"
Pros: "Didn’t have to wait much for the connecting flight and Peruvian Crew was way more hospitable than the previous Panamanian Crew. But, still I would encourage you learn some Spanish."
Cons: "Food not quite as I expected and planes were quite small on both flights making the whole trip uncomfortable."
Pros: "The crew and staff were wonderful and professional"
Pros: "Friendlier and more attentive inflight crew."
Cons: "Seats and aisles were too small. The plane in general was to small and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Duration of flight."
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Hice el webcheck in y aun asi me pusieron de ultimo en toda línea, entiendo que habian los que se quedaron del dia anterior, pero puso estrés en mi, también salimos tarde, y mas valijas se quedaron en Chicago y en lugar de mandarlas a mi casa, tuve que viajar 3 hours al aeropuerto y recogerlas yo misma despues que me habían dicho que las mandarían."
Pros: "Service of crew excellent. On time and good arrival. Web check in let me pick my seat. And nice stewardesses"
Pros: "Flight was on time and affordable."
Cons: "No drinks were served in first 2 hours, and meal was very small. Also no customs forms were handed out in the flight, so it too a while in the airport to fill it out."
Pros: "Loved that I was able to take 2 suitcases with me... Happy about meals on flights and headphones! Captain kept us informed at all times about everything!"
Cons: "my table was dirty and I noticed right before my meal was served."
Pros: "Liked the dairy free options for the meal."
Cons: "Didn't have an individual tv to watch movies on, or cell phone charger. Given the price however, this was acceptable."
Pros: "Planes are clean and crew is nice"
Cons: "Overall they are a poorly organized airline and there is almost no entertainment."
Pros: "Comfortable leg room Friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Very limited food options, International flights have poor entertainment options, Very old seats and covers gave a very dull impression"
Pros: "Comfortable leg room Friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Very limited food options, International flights have poor entertainment options, Very old seats and covers gave a very dull impression"
Pros: "The check in staff are the first port of call. They were excellent and very friendly and helpful. It set the scene for the rest of my flight"
Cons: "One of my bags did not arrive in Panama. They tell me it is now on my ongoing flight to Belize .....we'll see!"
Cons: "Not enough smiling from the crew"
Cons: "Transfer time un Panamá was Too short"

Need certificate yellow fevor we dont know this,boarding impossible

Hire English speaking people ! Terrible service and we almost lost our flight because the stuff didn’t want to check us in 1h before stating that it’s too late !

the fly too late. delay

Cons: "Seats looked older generation and configuration not great"
Pros: "The free middle seat because the flight was not full."
Cons: "Bigger glass for wine"
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Seats way too cramped."
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Pros: "Easy access to entertainment via my phone"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Pros: "Good seat space, comfortable, on time arrival"
Cons: "The food was ok, not great. The plane was Very cold!!!"
Pros: "The crew that flew us there was great"
Cons: "they overbooked the flights and the way they communicated it to passengers was a complete disaster. I was able to board and travel but I had to sneak out of the actual line and show my visa appointment receipt to a latam staff person. It was very hard to talk to the staff most of them were just screaming "go to the line" and were not really keen to listening to what passengers had to say. I found a latam person that wasn't really dealing with this situation and managed to get him to talk to other latam staff about my visa appointment. It was pretty stressful for me to have to deal with the possibility of missing such an important event without a good reason."
Pros: "Crew were helpful. I was given the wrong seat number and they helped sort it out. They also did priority boarding for us when the queue was ridiculous"
Cons: "The check in process was a mess with people going from all queues and it took far too long. They also have me the wrong seat number for boarding causing lots of confusion"
Pros: "Close to nothing. If i had to applaud something it would be the fact that you have an option to check in early via your mobile or laptop."
Cons: "LATAM was incredibly unprofessional, alarming, and entirely non-communicative. After a 3 hour delay that caused me (and tons of others) to miss a connecting international flight, LATAM’s telephone servers had the nerve to claim I was a no show and needed to pay them for my absence. This resulted in a long discussion where I was held on hold until they could adequately determine that yes i missed the flight because they held us late. This was the only way that i was able to avoid their charge to me for being a “no show.”"
Pros: "Good entertainment on board and the crew was fairly attentive, but not as attentive as on other airlines."
Cons: "Food was not great, but at least it was edible. Thought the crew could have also asked about refills more often."
Cons: "Space!!!!"
Pros: "Good seat. Nice aircraft Helpful check in."
Cons: "Don’t charge for seat selection. Every passenger deserves to choose their own comfort."
Pros: "Crew, on board entertainment..."
Cons: "Boarding was not organized. A lot of food options but only one dish, missed the salad or other options compared to other companies such as Delta, Lufthansa, KLM and etc.. Drinks were ok, lacked alcohol options compared to other companies."
Cons: "Great service, excellent food, very good quality, comfortable, thanks so much for everything. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"
Cons: "Only one gate agent was boarding passengers, which made the boarding process very slow. I was assigned a seat on the aisle in front of the exit row. For a midnight flight, I was really bummed to find out that my seat would not recline! My leg room on the A321 was lacking in comparison with GOL."
Cons: "I missed my flight because a connecting flight I booked with you all got canceled would I be able to get a refund or claim back"
Cons: "TV at each seat"
Pros: "no"
Cons: "everthing"
Pros: "Seats were acceptable. Crew was competent and prompt."
Cons: "Boarding was adjacent to C04 with the Aerolineas flight leaving 5 minutes before us. This congested the boarding but was well handled."
Cons: "Flight attendants rude and lack of cleaning in the toilets."
Pros: "The flight left and arrived on time, which is always nice."
Cons: "the seat was a little old and the cabin was a little smelly but was okay when the AC was turned on."
Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Business class seats too narrow on 767. Needs upgrade"
Cons: "Old aircraft Business seat narrow"
Pros: "I missed my flight, latam's computer was down, I stayed at the airport for 16 hours with them telling me I can't refund, I can't reschedule, pretty much they took my money and left me stuck in Houston. I waited for this day for 6 months, I sold my car, just for this trip. never flying latam"
Cons: "customer service is the worst I've ever seen in my life.. worse then any other place I've gone, they will not even try to look into your situation, they took my boarding pass and left me stuck in Houston. $1,000 put into their pocket with no service rendered. I hate my life"
Pros: "The crew was excellent very very nice . The seats are ok ."
Cons: "Food is very"
Pros: "easy enough..."
Pros: "I had few questions about emigration in São Paulo and they helped, the food was good and all were very kind!"
Pros: "Amazing service from every staff member I met! Super polite and professional! A shout to Adriana and Matheus for making me feel so welcome!! Thank you and the whole crew for a great experience!"
Cons: "It was great!"
Cons: "You have to pay for everything"
Cons: "Plane broke. Hearded across ramp to another plane. Missed my international connection for a one day delay. I had a 3 hour connection and couldn’t get on the flight. No help from Latam!"
Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Very tiny space No complementary food No complementary reserve seats in advance No complementary flight advance"
Pros: "It was very fast to board, and the landing was great"
Cons: "No entertainment, no free snacks"
Cons: "Desorganização do embarque e atraso na saída"
Cons: "Original flight cancelled without any notice / auto check-in not available / delay / aleatory seat selection / poor food service"
Pros: "The flight was great! The attention getting the boarding pass in Chicago was wonderful! I believe that isabela was the name of the person that helped me with my bags and she was extraordinary"
Cons: "When I was boarding the plain... the people in charge was very rude. I had to give them my carry on bag because there was not space and the way in which they asked for it was very unpolite."
Pros: "I loved the service, attention they flight attendants gave me and feeling like I was at home.."
Cons: "My only complain would be the customers that are in airline, but that’s not the airlines fault..."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Lost my flight after connection with Turkish arrived late and lost my luggage, Latam has no office in Chicago so i had to call, didn't assist me on the phone with changing my flight, sent me to speak with American airlines that was operating the flight, asked for a supervisor on the phone but they declined. Second day at airport i found out they booked me on a three leg flight home at 8 AM althought i was on the phone with them at 1:30 AM and I was never informed about the flight they offered at 8 AM. I ended up paying again for a flight with United the same day."
Pros: "The seat"
Cons: "The food. Awful. Awful. Beyond awful."
Pros: "Good service by attendants. Good food."
Cons: "The long delays one after the other. Delayed take off, re routing mid-air to Rio instead of São Paulo. The trip took +4 hours more than planned. Chaotic."
Pros: "Tryp Hotel at GRU"
Cons: "We should get some sort of refund. Just food and hotel is not enough"
Pros: "Gave good snacks"
Cons: "Annnouncements weren't clear in English or Spanish only in Portuguese"
Pros: "The food was really good. The service was good as well. The movie selection was very good."
Cons: "Economy seats are really uncomfortable for long flights, my knees suffered."
Pros: "Nice crew, helpful and friendly"
Cons: "Late boarding, no television or personal entertainment options, food was not so good."
Pros: "Bad services, bad food, No enterteiment services available."
Pros: "The plane was clean, the flight was good with minimum turbulences."
Cons: "The food was poor. At least three middle rows did not have any entertainment. We reported the problem, the chief/supervisor flight attendant said that she was going to assign us new seats, she then disappear and did nothing to solve the problem. I spoke with another flight attendant requesting to speak with this supervisor again, she said that I rather voice my complaint through latam.com and the mentioned supervisor, not only lied to us, but never showed up. It appears that latam needs to reinforce their staff training or perhaps to renew their staff supervisors and train them to avoid unnecessary lies to their passengers."
Cons: "I have time toget the other flight but they already have every thing ready to let us in Sao Pablo, I have to stay 1 day. That was very bad."

Check in and security were a disaster and resulted in a 1 hr delay

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "smell, old chairs, lights on the entire time"
Pros: "Everything went according to schedule, staff was suoee friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Cons: "Went to check in baggage and had my paid receipt and Aeromexico insisted luggage wasn’t paid for and we had to double pay at the airport so we didn’t miss our flight! RIDICULOUS! Wake up Aeromexico and KIWI booking!!!"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "No delays. Had delays on both flights."
Pros: "The services and the comfort"
Cons: "Everything its good"
Cons: "Attendants were rude or looked at me like I was inconviniencing them. Not good service at all."
Pros: "Very friendly crew, plenty of drinks. Easy and organized boarding process"
Cons: "Free WiFi would be nice"
Cons: "I missed my connection because my flight was delayed 3 hrs, no one told me not no pick my suitcase because it was going straight to my final destination, there is not good communication and I had to stayed 9 extra hours in the airport."
Pros: "The flight attendant for this flight she was really nice and friendly good!! Nothing compared to my flight from LAX TO CDM.."
Cons: "The aircraft was late we stay in the aircraft for 1 hour not doing nothing cuz the in flight entretenimient was block until the aircraft was out to take off"
Pros: "They provde fod and dinks"
Cons: "Baggage fees"
Pros: "I missed my connection flight. I couldn’t get my situation fixed and got stranded in Mexico City because of the most horrendous service I have experienced in my entire life."
Cons: "The organization for boarding. Communication and costumer service. I am really disappointed on this airline"
Cons: "I am assuming because it was a Delta airplane we didn’t have the option to watch movies. The Aeromexico planes always have monitors to watch them. I missed that on this flight."
Pros: "I liked how staright-forward the whole process was. No different if I was flying anywhere else. I didn't feel like I didn't know what was going on because I didn't speak Spanish."
Cons: "My personal hand bag was taking away from me. I couldn’t carry with me and it was open and stolen my new pair of Jordan shoes Thanks"
Pros: "Evrething"
Cons: "All"
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Customer service not good...staff not accommodating"
Pros: "The. Flight was on time,I checked in online and that saved me alot of time at the airport."
Pros: "Great prices!"
Pros: "Amazing service, clean plane, complimentary food and drink included is a great perk. Too bad other airlines don't treat you this well! My first choice for all future flights to Mexico. Gracias AeroMexico."
Pros: "service was good"
Cons: "There was no Wi-Fi even though there was signs in the plane of Wi-Fi availability"
Cons: "Ran out of fuel and had to make atop at St. Louis for about 1-1/2 hrs So got delayed needed to get to Chicago at 11 and ended up at 1:30"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, good service."
Cons: "Entertainment system didnt work on the way to Mexico."
Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Charge for baggage"
Cons: "Was late 2 hours"
Pros: "That they got us there early. The crew was attentive and well dressed."
Cons: "Toilets were too small. Rows on this flight were to close together. Boarding very slow."
Cons: "over booked flight"
Pros: "Nothing I got charged for canceling my flight!!"
Cons: "I paid 242 dollars for my ticket and they charged my card 150 for canceling it!!! Will definitely not fly this airline ever again!"
Cons: "thought your carry on luggage rules were more relaxed. however we ended up getting charged an extra $80 for 2 carry on bags that were overweight. never had an overweight restriction on a carry on before."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "2 1/2 hour wait in line to check in. then had to rush to gate to make it 10 minutes before take off. Charged us $50 for I am not sure what. Only had 2 carry on bags Had reserved earlier seats but was not honored. Sat in last row on plane next to bathrooms. I will never take this f....n airlines again. Rather pay more or be inconvenienced than deal with this incompetent, greedy so called airlines."
Cons: "1) we lined up to board on time, and then were told one crew member was late- 2 hour delay. 2) because several dozen aeromexica employees were on the flight and boarded first with tons of carry on luggage, all passenger carryons had to be checked, 3) upon arrival at ord at 1am, over 2 hour wait for luggage, with no explanation by staff"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "old plane, no amenities to make the flight pleasant."
Pros: "Easy, inexpensive flight from Chicago to Mexico City."
Pros: "Staff on board was friendly and professional"
Cons: "Check in counter was closed more than an hour before flight even though electronic tickets weren't working!"
Pros: "The smooth ride and the crew"
Cons: "Waiting for the luggage for so long even though I was flying class premier"
Pros: "The fact that we were served a snack."
Cons: "It took way too long to xheck in."
Pros: "That it took me to my destination"
Cons: "Aeromexico was mediocre with nothing I’d remember about. Food was pretty bad, service kind of rude. The planes were crammed and old. Entertaining also very outdated. The 5 hour layover in Mexico City added unnecessary stress to an already long trip from chicago to Buenos Aires."
Pros: "Punctuality fir boarding, service of crew"
Cons: "The over charge of the 2nd baggage"
Pros: "Flight was smooth"
Cons: "When I first bought the ticket two months ago they rescheduled my departure time. Then two days before my departure they rescheduled my departure time again then when I get to the airport the departure time went 3 hours behind."
Pros: "the worse airline"
Pros: "Nothing it was a very bad experience"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Service is really good"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Checking in was fast and easy"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Hatted !"
Cons: "Extremely disappointed. The flight was cancelled and next day it was delay for about 2:30 hrs and they let us waiting inside of the plane got about 1h 30 min . I will never use air Mexico again"
Pros: "On time, courteous service, great movie selection in English and Spanish! Actually served a warm breakfast!"
Cons: "No other open cafes at gate in OHare."
Cons: "The flight details by the Captain. Came on at the end of the flight"
Pros: "The space on the seats was ok."
Cons: "Food was terrible and not enough on this flight."
Pros: "Flight staff excellent"
Cons: "Seating sucked"
Pros: "On time movies and crew was very nice smooth flight"
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