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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 30h 56m
The cheapest ticket to California from La Paz found in the last 72 hours was $456 one-way, and $763 round-trip. The most popular route is from La Paz to Los Angeles, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $456.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Business seats are nice and comfy"
Cons: "Schedule sucks! Food is also not even trying to be good"
Cons: "Avianca overbooked the flight by 10 passengers. They would not board the flight until they got 10 volunteers to except only $240 voucher for delaying their flight by one day. It took them three hours to accomplish that. The hot food had been delivered on time to the plane, so that also sat for three hours. By the time it was served during the flight it had turned to rubber. This was all together a dreadful experience. We missed our connecting flight in Los Angeles and Avianca airlines provided no help on that. ."
Cons: "I was completely rerouted at the last minute to take 3 flights instead of just one and completely missed all of my other connections. Avianca forced to to travel for over 36 hours and continued to have all of my rerouted flights delayed. It was the worst travel experience of my life and i received no help or compensation for missing all of my other flights. All thy gave me was one stale muffin. I will never fly with this airline again."
Pros: "Seemed to be more leg room than I'm used to."
Cons: "Food reminded me of bad airline food from the 80's. None of the entertainment was available in English."
Pros: "Nice plane."
Cons: "My son's entertainment center did not work and tje crew could not do something about it."
Pros: "Non stop flight, the plane, and i got a good price."
Cons: "Food very low quality, the crew's attitude is very far from the ideal, compared to my next fligth on EVA Air."
Cons: "Removed battery picks I had as presents when they had travelled OK with me from South America through the US..."
Pros: "The plane was not old, on time, the staff great"
Cons: "The food was good but could be a little better.. the space for legs it's not big"
Pros: "Entertainment options. Not overly packed or overbooked like many American airlines. Tasty food and beverage options"
Cons: "Waited 15 minutes on boarding ramp. Small portions of food and drink. No intermittent services of liquids other than standard 2 meal services. No passenger control - people running wild."
Pros: "Good selection of movies, free exit row seats and extremely cheap fare"
Cons: "Unorganized boarding with extra security measures before entering the plane (opening carry on and patting you down), we were about 30minutes late, crew couldn't control passengers with kids (kids were running around the plane), horrible food and stiff seats (barely any cushion)."
Pros: "Everything was easy, clean and an overall great experience. I will def be using this airline again. Highly recommend."
Pros: "The service, crew overall everything good airline"
Pros: "Everyone is always very friendly and flights are always on time, I've flown first class and economy and they treat you just as friendly! No problems with my bags or anything"
Pros: "-free movies of good quality -good customer service and attention in checking in. -Good breakfast -comfortable seats"
Pros: "It was cool how I could watch movies during the flight."
Cons: "My fight was delayed two hours causing me to miss my connecting flight. I ended up having a 6+ hour layover. Luckily my friend was still able to pick me up but it caused quite an ordeal."
Pros: "Seats, food, entertainment."
Pros: "Kind and respectful personnel"
Cons: "I was asked to be at the La Paz airport 3 hr before international flight, so did I, only to see the check in open 1.5 hours before the flight, more consistency needed"
Cons: "The size of the seats no leg room."
Pros: "Before our flight, several people were called to the check-in desk. These were obviously frequent flyers because later we saw these individuals sitting in Executive Class. Felt a little jealous, because I'm not a frequent flyer, but it was nice to see how Avianca takes care of its regular customers. Everything about the flight was first class, even if I was sitting in coach. The staff were friendly and helpful, the plane was comfortable--a 787, everyone's favorite--and the food was actually very tasty: chicken breast with a delicious green curry/salsa, some rice, green salad. Water and juices were available in the aft galley in between the meal and light snack before arrival. The entertainment offerings were terrific. If I hadn't had such great traveling companions to chat with, I would have caught up on some new releases I had missed, or one of the classics--"Singing in the Rain," "Citizen Kane," and much more. I don't know how you could improve the customer experience. Great job, Avianca!"
Pros: "Food, seats, entertaiment, customer service"
Cons: "The baggage took almost half hour to come out, I missed my car in the rental because of that."
Pros: "Flight on time and nice attendants."
Cons: "That they would not allow me to choose a seat before 24 hours of departure because the "ticket was too cheap"."
Pros: "the whole crew."
Pros: "I fly avianca often and their service sometimes very, this particular time the crew was very professional and polite. We did good timing, but I do need to add that avianca has never been late to a fly I have taken, always on time. Food has changed, it used to be better and more generous but food in general on a plane these days is not the reason why you would enjoy flying."
Pros: "When Taca was managing it was a total disaster: Now under Avianca we experienced great courtesy from the crew, acceptable food and snacks, and prompt service. Taca took the prices to the ceiling and it was a shame to pay 900.00dls for a trip to El Salvador.to make it worst they threw peanuts and soda y our trays, which was poor second class service. It took us almost 10 years to return to Avianca/Taca. but now we are pleased. Definitely your best point is CUSTOMER SERVICE. ( pRICES STILL HIGH). tHANK YOU."
Cons: "VOLUME ON THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE TOO LOW, AND HARD TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THEY RUSH, CREW SHOULD SPEAK SLOW, PAUSED AND CLEAR ON BOTH LANGUAGES, ESPECIALLY IN ENGLISH SO TO MAKE IT UNDERSTANDABLE FOR ALL."
Pros: "Service was spectacular and the plane was almost new."
Pros: "It's just ok"
Pros: "The food they served for dinner was enjoyable."
Cons: "After arriving in San Salvador from San Jose, another passenger informed us that there was a flight departing for LAX at around 3:30 PM. Considering that our flight was scheduled to depart at 7:25 PM, we decided to ask the customer representative at the Avianca information desk if there were any open seats available on our flight home to LAX. She informed us that there were open seats BUT we would have to pay an extra $200 to board that flight. I have been on other airlines before and they have offered me the option to get on an earlier flight - FREE OF CHARGE. Considering I had bought my complete, round trip ticket for $435, the idea of paying an extra $200 for one leg of my journey seemed ludicrous! So I stayed the 6+ hours in El Salvador. Fast forward 6 hours and the desk agent at our gate announces that our flight is completely booked and they are offering $300 for anyone who will give up their seats. I am PISSED. Avianca knew our flight was overbooked and had the opportunity to take two passengers off the list and free up seats for the next flight! Instead, they chose to make us wait and delayed our flight. I do not understand Avianca's customer service procedures. Why would you not put my friend and I on the next flight when you know the next flight is going to be overbooked and possibly delayed? I'll I know is that if I can avoid flying with Avianca in the future, I will do it."
Pros: "Worth the price. Service , comfort, food and entertainment better than most airlines out there."
Pros: "It was awesome that movies and checking bags were free for the flight! That was something i did not expect:)"
Cons: "I had an original seat that I paid for, but because the flight was overbooked and oversold, i moved three times to different sections towards the back of the plane, in the end where my seat did not have electricity, light, or the tv working. I moved because there was a family that wanted to sit together, and that I completely understand, but what I don't get is why I wasn't told or given a seat of equal value that I Paid for. it was an 8 hour flight without light to read, no tv to watch and no music."
Pros: "On flight home I had seat 1 c on my ticket so I went to coach to find 1c. I soon found out that 1c was business class !! It was wonderful sitting up there. My friend booked the flight and even she didn't realize 1c was business class. I had a wonderful flight back to LAX in 1c. The crew was special as well. Nelson made me feel special as well as rest of crews."
Pros: "avianca has great seats and service ! Will recommend"
Pros: "The flight was in scheduled"
Cons: "There was ONE crew member from Avianca welcoming passengers as soon as you got there, but this person disappeared after he got the forms filled out ... I didn't know who to ask about the vip room because there was no one from Avianca around so I had to spend my 2 hours sitting in the waiting room without wifi and been Cold and hangry when I as a executive class passenger was able to have access to the VIP room . That I didn't like . Also, when we were boarding the plane there was another plane for the same gate that we were boarding passengers, too ... In another words I didn't like that airport . I'll make sure never again if I can to go through la Paz, Bolivia."
Cons: "way overbooked and put on stand by for no reason."
Pros: "787 seemed new, nicely appointed, FA's attentive, excellent selection of movies, Very smooth flight, cannot remember a smoother one, good landing at LAX."
Cons: "Poor check-in process at Avianca counter BOG, very slow attendant who seemed to go through the motions. Flight number changed twice, seat selection which was confirmed twice, was dropped at the end, forcing me to reselect seats located in the back of the plane. This was very annoying as I had kept abreast of all airline emails regarding flight number changes, and yet at the end it was for naught as my traveling companion and I were placed in different sections. The dinner was worse than usual poor quality."
Pros: "Muy buen viaje algo amigable el personaal"
Cons: "La comida mala t el entretenimiento malo"
Pros: "Buena atención"
Cons: "Asientos incomodos"
Pros: "cozy blankets, stellar entertainment, free drinks a bonus!"
Cons: "crew members seemed visibly annoyed w clientele and a bit overwhelmed"
Cons: "Unfriendly crew staff."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Pros: "To begin with at the counter they are polite, they welcome us, in the plane so attentive, excellent service, we always fly with TACA now Avianca. I love flying with you guys."
Cons: "Everything was positive I have no negatives to share."
Pros: "I liked the convenience of the low cost tickets."
Cons: "I was misinformed to buy a one-way ticket for my grandma and had to buy her another one-way ticket in Ecuador for $450 before she could leave the country. Will never fly with Avianca Airlines again."
Pros: "Really impressive crew. They even served food and drinks on a commuter flight. Classy. I'll fly again!"
Pros: "The same comment that Lima - San Salvador flight."
Cons: "Same that Lima - San Salvador."
Pros: "Beautiful plane."
Cons: "Late, late late. They're always late. One or two more trips through the cabin with water would have been nice too."
Pros: "Everything was on time no hassel and a very good service"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 8 hours. with no accommodations for any of the passengers, my mother a 70 year old lady stayed there on the waiting area. the crew from Avianca couldn't help her to get to a more comfortable place. overall a bad service since they just announced the delay once the passengers were checking in. ever tho they knew about it hour before."
Pros: "On board entertainment was perfect, nice selection of movies and series. The crew was helpfull and the food was good."
Pros: "The crew members were friendly and kind."
Cons: "Usually your food is excellent, but our chicken was pretty dry this time. Loved having several options for meals and delicious Peruvian beverage choices. Overall, a great trip..."
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Cons: "I can’t think of any thing else you could do better. You really provide a customer first service. I will always fly Latam and advise others to as well. Thank you."
Pros: "Left on time"
Pros: "Price was reasonable as well as ease of booking"
Cons: "Fix their flipping seating algorithm so you that family members are seated together. I will only use Latam again as the very last resort."
Pros: "It was my first time flying with LATAM and I loved it! The planes are amazing, such a great taste for everything. Delicious food! Everyone was so nice and helpful! Very attentive and polite. Definitely will be looking forward to travel with then again!"
Pros: "- Flight in bound to Peru + 7 hrs late. Family of 4 separated. - Flight in bound to Cusco Overbooked. Sent us on a different flight. - Return flight from Cusco Bumped (+4 hrs late), promised voucher and upgrade due to all the previous issues. - Return flight out bound from Lima. Would no recognized any of the promises nor the inconveniences of the other flights and the promises. (In Lima all was denied by the land people but they kept on sending us from one person to another for over 3 hours until the final minute when all passengers where on board they said they could not do anything). Family was separated once again."
Cons: "The crew did their best to overcome what the land supervisors did not do. Check with us during the flight."
Pros: "our flight back home went smoothly"
Cons: "our flight from LAX to Montevideo was delayed by 8 hours, making us miss our connections. We arrived day late. Our luggage a day after that. Our friends went back home on another LATAM flight from Buenos Aires that was delayed. They were flown for 2 days around South America before making to LAX."
Cons: "Food too sweet (waffles and yogurt ) diaper changer is too small and tight like for new borns only"
Pros: "It was comfy"
Cons: "When I got to Miami, I wasn't assisted to the next gate"
Pros: "the seat is roomer than United airline and American Airline. the crew is much younger than other airplane company. the food and service are good too."
Cons: "Flight has been delayed for over 12 hrs. I still haven't left LIM :("
Pros: "A crew member did her best to resolve my problem"
Cons: "My seats designation were changed several times."
Pros: "A good amount of room, really enjoyed that you could check in two 23kg bags free. It helped a lot with the carry on baggage issue (lack of space, too many people wanting to put their too large bags in the overhead bins). Good entertainment selection, they provide headphones which is nice. Comfy blankets. The crew was attentive and patient."
Cons: "Started boarding late but the captain got us to our destination early even in spite of late boarding."
Pros: "Large amounts of movies to choose from."
Cons: "NO LEG ROOM! The worst!"
Pros: "Good short"
Cons: "Better sandwich"
Cons: "I showed up to my flight from Lima and was told by Latam that my flight wasn't in their system. Due to the late hour and lack of customer service agents by the time I was able to get to the front of the line (phone calls didn't go through to anyone) the time had passed for me to even check in. According to Latam, Virgin changed my flight and forgot to rebook my return home. I ended up sleeping at the Lima airport, paying out of pocket almost $2000 and having to fly through Miami. No one took responsibility for the fact my ticket was changed and I wasn't informed - unacceptable."
Pros: "very nice crew, good food and drink on board"
Cons: "There is no VIP lounge in Lima anymore. It is unbelievable that Latam, maybe the biggest operator in that hub, doesn't have a lounge. The layover stunk!"
Pros: "Crew was very nice, attentive, helpful,friendly. Food was good not great. Business seats lay flat."
Cons: "Business seats, when laying flat, were not particularly comfortable. Rather hard. The only complaint."
Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "No leg room, seats go back too far"
Pros: "Maybe, we'll have to see..."
Cons: "KAYAK sent me this email as i sit in a hotel provided by the airline in Lima. I will submit a complaint with KAYAK, for I believe I deserve compensation, especially when this email is sent to me impersonally before a solution to the problem has even been carried out."
Pros: "My movie screen did not work. Those are not my stars on this survey."
Pros: "The plane was comfortable."
Cons: "The crew boarding the passengers did not seem to know what they were doing. I waited in line for over 30 minutes, which at 1 am in the morning was tough. I had my boarding pass reviewed by 3 different attendants. They did a cursory inspection of my backpack by opening 2 of the 15 pockets."
Pros: "The crew and in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Coming from the cuisine of Peru, I expected the food in coach to at least not taste like rubber and have some variety. A ham and cheese pastry for dinner didn't quite cut it. At least they offer free wine and beer."
Cons: "Everything. We never made it to the last flight because they cancelled our flight home, stranding us (myself, husband and 2 small children) in Ecuador. I have traveled extensively for almost 20 years and have NEVER dealt with such a terrible company with such shady employees. It was unbelievable and we aren't the only ones. Just take a peek at their social media accounts. They don't allow reviews anymore but there is a community of people who have been stranded in South America by LATAM and the link is easily found. They seem to have a ploy to try and get people to buy extra tickets. Seriously a scam. Stay away!"
Pros: "The LATAM entertainment offering for planes without screens was very cool."
Cons: "The plane was older and a little rickety. The gate was unknown until very close to the flight."
Pros: "Glad to have the pillow and blanket. Plane was clean and new. Really appreciate the luggage bins now allow standing up in the middle seat."
Cons: "Food was not as good as other LAN flights I've been on. No fruit in the fruit high season."
Cons: "Both flights were delayed and there were no meteorological problems, I finally arrived in LAX more than 2.5 hours late"
Cons: "They said , the are not responsable for my personal items, this is not acceptable"
Cons: "Latam could not link with American Airlines. It was like I had two separate tickets even though they had a code share with AA. I couldn't get a boarding pass across airlines and my seat assignments were a real problem."
Pros: "They gave me and exit row."
Cons: "Turbulence, but that wasn't their fault."
Pros: "Crew really stood out as exceptional. Friendly responsive and kind."
Pros: "The newer planes with full video made travelling nice"
Cons: "Legroom was a little tight"
Pros: "Helpful, friendly service from LATAM employees. On-time flights."
Pros: "Crew Attention Last Leg of the Trip (Lima-LA) the Plane 787-8 comfort layout"
Cons: "little delay on boarding without letting us know why? Although did not delay, even arrived earlier, the overall time of the trip."
Cons: "When buying a flight price and the airline on which I fly are the two most important factors.... LAN transferred my flight to AVIANCA and the food was terrible and the flight attendants weren't very friendly in general. The experience was not very enjoyable"
Pros: "Got to see the Lima airport"
Cons: "Even though it was the same exact plane at the same exact flight. All passengers had to get out, go through a security check point, then wait in line to board again. And at boarding all carry-ons were searched by hand, proving that the security check point is useless."
Pros: "I liked the service. On time leaving. And on time arrival. Luggage was ther. No lost luggage. I would do it again for sure."
Cons: "I didn't like boarding procedure. But overall not bad"
Cons: "They gave my seat to someone else, they overbooked the flight"
Pros: "I was able to move my seat to a middle seat and got to watch."
Cons: "We would watch other people on the plane across the aisle or in front of us get food options but when it was our turn to be served the flight attendants just handed us whatever was closest without asking our preference. If something is unavailable just say so."
Pros: "The food was great and so was sercice. I had economy seats and they were comfortable and I had plenty of leg room."
Cons: "Maybe more movie options but otherwise the whole flight was without fault"
Cons: "American Airline did not announce the change of gate in proper time. LATAM on the other hand was very good and smooth"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Delay was a drag and bathrooms were disgusting"
Pros: "The schedule"
Cons: "The stop in Lima"
Pros: "I loved the attention and courtesy of the crew through my flight. They gave a welcoming greeting and they flight was pleasant due to the whole crew"
Cons: "On the flights I looked for a news radio or a news short clips, but I didn't see nothing of that. It would have been amazing and great to know what's going on in the country and final destination"
Pros: "Um the inflight entertainment is good. The touch screen is great."
Cons: "Um not enough arm room for economy class. When you're in an 8 hour flight, comfort needs to be a priority. It's not fair to pack a bunch of people in like sardines after paying $800. The service was fine. Some crew members are nice than the others."
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