Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Jacksonville to San José
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 5h 43m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on JetBlue ($159) and American Airlines ($168), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($336) and United Airlines ($339).
From Jacksonville to San José, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Jacksonville , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Jacksonville you will be using Jacksonville, often referred to as Jacksonville Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "So wondering why passengers aren’t supposed to open their shades upon landing. Otherwise, there’s no way of know exactly when you are going to land to prepare for that impact."
Pros: "Comfortable seats and friendly service"
Cons: "I paid an extra $35 to sit in the front row to be the first off the plane. I boarded with group A, and when I got on the plane, there was no space for my small backpack in the overhead bin — and no space all the way back to row 11. I feel like I wasted my money because I had to wait to sneak back so many rows to get my bag once we landed. If we’re paying extra for these seats, can the storage not be reserved??"
Pros: "Very friendly crew and the plane arrived in Costa Rica 30 mins early!"
Cons: "I have a JetBlue credit card and I’m very disappointed that membership to the credit card does not offer priority boarding or zone A or zone B boarding. I was in seat 6C and had boarding zone E! Every other airline sponsored credit card I own offers some form of priority zone seating; even Spirit!"
Cons: "Multiple delays and changing of gates. Sitting on the tarmac waiting to deplane for longer than communicated by pilot."
Pros: "direct flight was good"
Cons: "customer service and an on time flight...several delays and lost my luggage"
Cons: "WiFi and media was not working but it was a short flight and they warned us ahead of time."
Cons: "Boarding was by groups but ended up being 2 different lines of people merging into one. I felt as though boarding should be smoother/more organized."
Cons: "I pick Jetblue over other carriers because of the ability to watch TV. It wasn’t working today and the attendant was aloof and uncaring. What was worse was the bathroom in the back that was ‘out of order.’ Both of these made my flight less than I would expect and I will consider another carrier"
Pros: "Departure was on time. Flight Attendants very courteous and helpful. Seats with plenty of leg room."
Cons: "Keep it up!! I will flight JetBlue again"
Pros: "I liked that they allowed my dog to get on board with me in the end. I like that they had delicious options for snacks and good entertainment during the flight."
Cons: "I didn’t appreciate them questioning me about the comfort dog when all the papers were right in front of the attendant. Also, I had called in several times to make sure I had everything I needed to the last min change in having to bring my dog with me. I was told over the phone that I could have up until I boarded but then got to the airport and was commented about it a few times by JetBlue associates. It is confusing and fairly stressful especially when I called in ahead of time to confirm I was ok."
Pros: "I enjoyed the lively crew how kind and polite the flight attendants were the complimentary snacks"
Pros: "Staff was professional. I had legroom too!"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "Nothing to speak of."
Pros: "The guy steward was funny and easygoing as well as lind"
Pros: "Boarded early, plenty of leg room, delicious in-flight free beverages & snacks, arrived at DCA 27 min early. My wife had a panic attack and the two stewardesses took great care of her and calmed her down. Despite my wife's condition, the stewardesses took great care of the rest of the passengers, too. We've flown JetBlue to Puerto Rico and loved the service. My adult son is a fan of JetBlue."
Pros: "The fly-fi worked very well."
Cons: "The "tv" didn't work - One of the things I like about Jet Blue"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Safe flight."
Cons: "Male Steward was rude and impatient."
Pros: "We were delayed before take-off but the Captain kept us informed, great job!"
Pros: "roomy seats and tv at every seat. the plane was clean and crew friendly."
Cons: "nothing, had a very enjoyable flight. crew was very pleasant."
Cons: "WiFi was not working DirecTv did not work Plane was dirty Seats so old and dirty that the leather was black and cracking"
Cons: "Delay on 2nd leg, high price for 1way ticket plus $30 baggage fee. There was no option to pay baggage online in advance for $20-25 as was indicated."
Pros: "Getting through the airport was a breeze"
Pros: "Swift boarding procesx"
Pros: "They left me behind because I was there at 532 am and not 529 am , I thought the gates closed At 545 which they did and my airport shuttle was half an hour late so I’m still waiting 6 hours later to go on vacation"
Cons: "I don’t like late shuttles. I don’t like being told I can’t get on Jet Poo even though I had TSA precheck . Back to Delta"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight."
Pros: "Everything was excellent."
Pros: "On time."
Pros: "Decent flight, accommodated requests on short notice, no mishaps will use airline again!"
Cons: "Everything was good."
Cons: "Flight attendants hanging out in the galley on their phones. Also people with a bunch of fake out of control service animals."
Pros: "An hour and half late due to mechanical issues in FLL"
Pros: "The system was down at my seat. No wifi"
Pros: "Crew member had a great sense of humor."
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and made no effort to rebook my 83 year old mother! She was very frightened and confused. She finally bought a ticket on AA and came home later that day!"
Pros: "Can't believe how much room there was in the more space section."
Cons: "Baggage was 25 dollars but airline checking same size bags for free at the gate?????"
Pros: "Easy, comfortable, quick."
Pros: "What an amazing staff!! We loved our flight experience!!"
Pros: "Medical emergency caused me to cxancel and you folks refused to refund!"
Cons: "Gum in my seat, no food or drink served,"
Pros: "Service at the ticket counter was excellent."
Pros: "The hurricane forced me to make new plans and Jet Blue allowed me to change with no costs or issues. Excellent service."
Pros: "Straightforward and easy. Comfortable and roomy."
Pros: "Plenty of legroom, even in economy"
Cons: "I didn't like the TV's, They were old. Seats did not recline."
Cons: "Service is not measured in dollars. Really charging $5 for blankets headsets pillows."
Pros: "Plenty of legroom, excellent steward service and we arrived early"
Pros: "Efficient service, nice graphics"
Cons: "Entertainment was tv style: started at the beginning of flight, couldn't restart, seemed outdated"
Cons: "Being on Delta"
Cons: "The seat from DFW to SLC was designed for people who have a sever slouch. Very uncomfortable seating position that isn’t anatomically correct."
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Pros: "crew kept hitting my arm with cart and butt. imnot obese at all...…..they never apologized. too small...…………...squeezed in"
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "Crew was courteous; greeted entering and departing the plane. Flight arrived on time."
Cons: "Increase leg room and widen seating- way too narrow in width and uncomfortable. Flight, although it arrived on schedule, was unable to taxi to the to dock at gate due to lack of ground crew. I have experienced on-time arrivals only to wait on the tarmac until ground crew arrives is unacceptable."
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Cons: "Boarding was a hassle and the plane was extremely uncomfortable for a 4 hour flight"
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Cons: "Flights got delayed"
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!!!!"
Cons: "The crew was great, but AA needs to step it up with comfort and amenities!"
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: "Quick flight once departed"
Cons: "Maintanence delay led to plane switch"
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: "on time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "small seating, freezing cold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "The 1st class flight attendant refused to bring a glass of champagne, I was sitting five feet away so I could see she was just fiddling with things with her back to me. I asked the other flight attendant to relay my request to her, again she ignored me. This was ten minutes before takeoff..."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Cons: "I’m still on the plane and there’s this poor sick dude across from me who is sneezing and snorting and spewing phlegm everywhere!!! I feel so sorry for him bc he’s got muscular dystrophy or something and it’s uncontrollable. But I also feel sorry for the poor little girl next to him! I am about to puke it’s so gross and he’s 4 peeps away from me! Ugh, I HATE germy planes!!!!! Not sure people should be allowed to travel without masks in this condition."
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Pros: "No complaints honestly. Crew was friendly, boarding was painless, and flight was comfortable."
Cons: "The plane was old, but it didn’t really impact my flight at all."
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: "Polite. Clean. Nice business class."
Cons: "Would like more Western food."
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: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Pros: "Comfortable seat and environment, great food, smiling helpful staff"
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "Quick time in boarding and exiting plane in Charlotte."
Cons: "Frustrating to pay extra for priority boarding so they don't require that my carry on be checked which requires me to take half of my luggage and shove it in my backpack to make sure that it lands with me."
Cons: "Having my 5am oneway flight cancelled 3 hrs before flight time resulting in rebooking with layover and tripple the time it would have taken to get to my destination"
Pros: "Stewardess was really nice, friendly. Made me feel welcome and took good care of us"
Pros: "Smooth ride."
Cons: "Waited on gate agents for more than 20 mins from 1.39 pm to 2.00 pm And this was a scheduled flight. This is sloppiness."
Cons: "Crew a little slow flight departed later all wwll"
Pros: "Snacks and beverage"
Cons: "Very hard seat"
Pros: "The plane was late and we could not catch our other flight connection so we had to wait 2 1/2 hours from the one"
Cons: "Tight seating. Stewardess over the speaker was very hard to understand. Not a smooth landing."
Cons: "Nothing, really"
Cons: "The parking garage is confusing, but worth the extra money to park there."
Pros: "It wasn't a full flight so I had more legroom, since I didn't have a person sit beside me on both flights. The flights arrive on time. Boarding was organized, quick and effective."
Cons: "Flight attendant provided a snack to everyone and forgot to offer a snack to me. There were children on both flights, kicking my seat through 60% of the flight. There was not entertainment provided for brief flights and the snack selection was mediocre."
Pros: "The boarding agent in Jacksonville, FL was a spirited, beautiful woman. She had everyone in the terminal cheer all the soldiers on our flight. And was very helpful to me getting a seat closer to the door as I was having horrible spasms in my back. She is what AMERICAN Airlines should be to all customers. Gate B47 on 9/30."
Pros: "Over all wonderful!"
Pros: "Easy not very busy airports makes boarding easy. Pay extra for seat but I can choose where to sit+++ Cost was very favorable for flight"
Pros: "Plenty of room for carry-on bags"
Cons: "Charlotte airport was a zoo due to delays of slights coming in but all outgoing flights were on time so many connections including mine were missed"
Pros: "Great flight crew."
Cons: "Being charged at the ticket area for one bag and finding out at the gate it is complimentary."
Cons: "I've been waiting a total of 6 hours so far. My plane was delayed yesterday and they sent me home, which was a 2 hour drive plus car rental. I came back this morning only to find I'm delayed again for another 4 hours. I'm a patient man but this was a bit to much even for me. This is my first written complaint I've ever had with any business"
Pros: "comfortable plane and seats, good pilot"
Cons: "the crew should have handed out sanitizing wipes as you entered and told people who were not covering their noses with their masks that it was required - Per United rules and regulations."
Pros: "Fast boarding."
Pros: "Inflight movies"
Pros: "The food and the crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system, it is outdated"
Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"
Cons: "Excellent keep doing what you do."
Pros: "Clean, comfortable and on time."
Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"
Cons: "Slow boarding, no food no drinks, no tv."
Pros: "Girl at boarding counter. Male steward. Very nice."
Cons: "Female stewardess over hour late had to wait for her. And she didn’t even smile when she finally arrived. Couldn’t be bothered. Rude and disrespectful to people."
Pros: "Very comfortable flight"
Pros: "Más espacio, al menos una película que ver, y algún bocadillo por ser un vuelo de tantas horas"
Pros: "The pilot"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "Waffle cookies were amazing"
Cons: "leg room is ridiculous unfriendly attendants"
Cons: "Seat was really hard and hurt to sit on after the first hour. Even had trouble sleeping it was so bad."
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "ON TIME,"
Cons: "BASIC ECOMONY PASSENGERS ARE INCONVIENCED AT AIRPORT, WE WERE NOT PERMITTED TO CHECK IN ONLINE AND GET PRINT BOARDING PASSES. HAD TO GO TO AIRPORT TO CHECK IN FIND A BETTER WAY WITHOUT INCONVENCING PASSENGERS.....(AS USUAL)"
Pros: "The flight crew was very attentive and friendly. Probably one of the nicest crews I have encountered on my flights."
Cons: "Me and this other person were waiting in the back for the two bathrooms to become available. We waited over 10 minutes."
Cons: "When comparing flights between only United flights, the economy & economy plus categories are a distraction. Especially if you are traveling with more than two people. When comparing across airlines, it is annoying because you have to add back costs that the "other" airline include in their price. In the future I am going to compare all "other" flights without United and then check United as the "low cost provider"."
Cons: "My luggage didn't make connnection."
Pros: "Smooth and efficient"
Cons: "no snacks!!!"
Pros: "So they lost my bag but where super helpful and nice!"
Pros: "nice and easy boarding, good customer relations"
Pros: "First flight delayed once board to check a broken light. Then waisted 40 minutes taxiing on tarmac in Houston because they couldn't find a gate. Missed our connection. They put us up in a low end hotel overnight. Then we had our morning flight again delayed as we waited for planes to the take off, so further delays. Arrived in Costa Rica 1 hour late. Now with too many other flights so immigration packed and took another hour and twenty minutes (when we finished there was only a 5 minute wait). Thanks United"
Cons: "Coffee and cookies. Moscow mule"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Delays the entire trip for no discernible reason."
Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"
Pros: "Frequent communication about the issue to keep passengers updated. Flight crew and gate boarding support were excellent"
Cons: "Plane's tire needed to be replaced. I was irritated because at one point they were saying they needed to fly a tire into JAX which seems ridiculous. They ended up finding a tire once the day shift arrived. I would have expected inspections of planes after flights and for basic replacement parts to be located across their network."
Cons: "4 hour delay. Maintenance issue. We were told Only one maintenance person covering the entire airport"
Cons: "Fligh delay."
Pros: "I was allowed to get off the aircraft to collect a bag I left behind"
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Pros: "Since we were the last ones to arrive at the gate because of our delayed flight they had to check our carry-on baggage with the luggage we didn't have locks and nomally what we carry in that bag are fragile or valuable things. They should at least have plastic gauzes or fragile stickers to put on the bags. I don't know the reason but the flight attendants left about the last 6 rows of passengers without pretzels or drinks. There was no device to view movies. Leg space too tight."
Pros: "Thumbs up"
Pros: "Nice and comfy seats, good service on plane, fast boarding"
Cons: "No good food and the entertainment was not the beat"
Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"
Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."
Pros: "The planes were small which were fine because there was still enough leg room.."
Cons: "Sears could be a little wider not everyone is small frame"
Pros: "The crew were nice though exasperated with cramped new planes and crowded restrooms. Flight was on time"
Cons: "After three years of flying all around US, realized United is the worst of the three major legacy carriers. I'm star alliance gold and it's still a painful experience. Crew admitted in latest redesign of planes they've managed to squeeze another six seats in coach. My seat wouldn't go back but even if it did, would feel too guilty for person behind to do it - so little legroom on newer planes. They've also cut down on restrooms so for most of the flight there was a line of 5-6 people waiting in the aisle. American Airlines seems to have older planes but at least decent legroom (and I'm not tall - anybody over 5'10 would have to sit at an angle on new United planes!). Been very impressed by Delta's service lately. United feels more like Spirit"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Pros: "We left on time"
Cons: "The departure was late. There was no explanation nor apology. As a long term and faithful Alaska Airlines customer I was shocked that a plane would not leave on time and act like it was par for course. Ehhh so what? I'm an older woman and needed help with my overhead luggage. The very young male attendant saw me struggling and just said that is not going to fit and walked toward the front of the plane. No offer to help whatsoever. The plane was small and uncomfortable"
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "United put my bags on the next flight to San Jose, so I had to wait an extra 2.5 hours in the airport for the next plane to land in San Jose, Costa Rica while my ride waited for me."
Cons: "The seats were so small, with no space between rows that you couldn't even recline. The tv on the seat in front was so close you couldn't watch it. Miserable flight, and I'm only 5'5"."
Cons: "United did not service the final destination so they transferred luggage to another airline and then washed their hands of it. When one of4 remained lost they did not help at all!"
Cons: "I felt like tuna in a can."
Cons: "No snacks offered on the plane"
Airlines flying from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Jacksonville to San José
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Jacksonville to San José
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Jacksonville to San José
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