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— South America
Jun 18 — Jun 251
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1 adult
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0 bags
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August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$135

Average price round-trip

$707

Good deal round-trip

$175

Good deal one-way

$67
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Flight from New Orleans Louis Armstrong to Cartagena Rafael Nunez
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7.9
DeltaOverall score based on 30741 reviews
8.1Boarding
7.8Comfort
8.5Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.5Food
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They changed plans after I had checked in and had my confirmed seat. They changed my comfort seat to main cabin and even though there were 4 available comfort seats showing, I wasn’t able to pick one. When I asked at the counter if I could switch back to my comfort she said no.. bc someone else may have higher status than me which is ridiculous bc I was originally comfort. On the flight, I asked the flight attendant to switch and he said once they closed the doors he’d let me know, and he never said anything to me again. Plus we were an hour late arriving, because apparently we weren’t cleared to land and we had to circle. Not sure what’s up with Delta lately, but this was a crappy experience.

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They changed plans after I had checked in and had my confirmed seat. They changed my comfort seat to main cabin and even though there were 4 available comfort seats showing, I wasn’t able to pick one. When I asked at the counter if I could switch back to my comfort she said no.. bc someone else may have higher status than me which is ridiculous bc I was originally comfort. On the flight, I asked the flight attendant to switch and he said once they closed the doors he’d let me know, and he never said anything to me again. Plus we were an hour late arriving, because apparently we weren’t cleared to land and we had to circle. Not sure what’s up with Delta lately, but this was a crappy experience.

It’s different compared to Southwest flights. Comfortable seating. Nice staff. Drinks and coffee free.

Crew was rude, and continued to bang into me as they passed and ram the cart into my seat.

Sat on ground at Lax for 40 min after landing because some one was at our gate. After a 3 1/2 hour flight it sucks to just sit there and wait for no reason that the pilot could give us. So much for ever getting out of the airport on time.

Everything was great until landed and had to wait 25 minutes to get into our gate! Can’t think of a good excuse for that on such a late, cross-country flight. Plenty of prep time!

Cons: "The pilot take off, navigation in the air, and landing were horrible ."
Pros: "Crew was fantastic. Seats are narrow in space, but more comfortable than other airlines."
Cons: "Drink and snack service, but captain was concerned about "bumps""
Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "So uncomfortable with tiny seats"
Pros: "Good flight, got home early."
Cons: "the food"
Pros: "Assertive"
Cons: "Hand out headphones, my phone doesn’t have compatibility."
Pros: "price great; direct flight;"
Cons: "cramped"
Cons: "Flight delay"
Pros: "On time, comfortable flight. Great crew and service."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great."
Pros: "They were awesome"
Cons: "Nothing I was at my best on the best airline and crew"
Pros: "At the airport things were quite, security was fast. Boarding was fast and smooth. I’ve flown with delta a lot and also a lot of others (cheaper ones) and I’m always happy when I get a delta flight things are always calmer and less crowded!"
Cons: "N/a"
Pros: "Crew was great as always. Friendly and professional"
Cons: "We had a delay that complicated our getting home but all ended up OK"
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "The seats were incredibly uncomfortable. This was a Comfort + seat. Very hard, unbearable for an overnight flight."
Pros: "Crew was amazing and super helpful."
Cons: "Just the fumes of fuel inside the cabin was nauseating. Never had similar issue with air travel before."
Cons: "Leg room was lacking."
Pros: "New plane. Great movie selection. More stylish seats + bathroom. Overall very good and I think Delta has really made an effort to improve it's service. It's noticeable."
Cons: "Plane felt very dry compared to others. The electrical plug outlet jams right at around your knee level. Bread was cold and rock hard (seriously, can we not come up with a good solution for this?)."
Pros: "Left ontime great breakfast. Good service No complaints"
Cons: "I loved the trip No negative comments."
Pros: "Cabin service was decent"
Cons: "Food was cold. First class service could have been more attentive. While trying to sleep crew talked the entire time."
Pros: "I liked that I was able to check my carry-on to for free"
Cons: "I hated the seat and zone that I was assigned. I was literally the last seat in the back and also the very last person to board and get off the plane. It was terrible. Please select better seats for customers"
Pros: "Great services ce."
Pros: "The Gate Agents were excellent and very helpful with accommodating our family traveling with an infant and a six year old."
Cons: "The flight attendant saw that we were confused about the seat map and did not offer any assistance."
Pros: "Everything. Pilots and crew"
Pros: "Nice crew members always polite and courteous.maybe over polite if anything. Australians don't require subservient service deliverers. The constant "your very welcome" regardless of the service and response to that delivery is off-putting to me. But al in all pretty good in most areas."
Cons: "ON ticketing at New Orleans I wasn't allocated a seat number. At the gate shortly prior to boarding I needed to attend the desk for that allocation. I was also not told which Terminal the plane would go to in LAX and which terminal the connecting flight would be leaving from. They were not sure! Consequently I floundered around at LAX wasting time and bothering people for information that should have been known to me. The security checks are over the top and inconsistent in the US."
Pros: "I enjoyed the upholstery and comfort of the chairs."
Cons: "I prefer to be made aware of delayed flights sooner than an hour before the flight. I would much rather wait in the comfort of home or a hotel over waiting in the airport."
Pros: "I liked getting home"
Cons: "I didn’t like the delays without warning or any benefits at the end."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and accommodating. Although the flight was several hours late the crew and staff were very professional and apologetic. The alerts were accurate and timely. Once we were in flight I was extremely please with the ride. Thanks to the captain and crew my granddaughter and I made it home safely."
Cons: "The plane was delayed several hours."
Pros: "---"
Cons: "Delayed, for close to 6 hours and missed our connection"
Cons: "The overhead bin did not stay down low enough so that I could place my bag in. It would lower then before I could place my bag raise slightly by a few inches. For someone of my height (5’5”) that was problematic. Fortunately another passenger saw my dilemma and held the bin lower to its full opening capacity. This also momentarily slowed down the boarding process."
Pros: "Love the new in-cabin wi-fi, USB charging station, and menu of in-flight entertainment and resources on the individual flatscreens."
Cons: "If some takes up two seats , then they should buy two seats. Very simple"
Cons: "There was no gluten free snack option."
Cons: "Extremely long queue"
Pros: "Friendly staff.."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Good service, on time, clean planes"
Cons: "The commuter Jets seats are really small unless you pay for Delta Comfort"
Pros: "Free pretzels and drink"
Cons: "Not enough overhead space for everyone's carry-on bags so I sat with mine down by my feet which left me little foot space. Was a bit uncomfortable"
Cons: "N/an/a"
Pros: "The fact that there were no delays!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Great gate agent at JFK on the layover."
Cons: "No assigned seats on second flight til we got to JFK."
Pros: "Left ontime, arrived 30minutes early."
Pros: "Seats in economy had a little more elbow room and space. They offered free movies and free satelite tv as well as better snack options."
Cons: "Not being able to pick seats until the gate. Traveled with 4 friends and all of us sat separate. 4 of us in middle seats."
Cons: "Delay from Seattle to pasco."
Pros: "Meg, our stewardess came out to tell us there would not be any coffee on a 6 AM flight and that we had time to get coffee, if needed. She kept us informed of flight delays, helpful with my bags."
Cons: "There was nothing that could be done, but due to construction at the airport, waited on tarmac for an hour before we could get to a gate, then they had problems with the ramp and that had to be addressed. But pilot was very good about keeping us informed on delays and he was as frustrated as we were."
Cons: "It was a great flight. We got there earlier then arrive time. Thank You"
Pros: "The complimentary entertainment was great, made the flight enjoyable."
Cons: "The con was the need for a connecting flight and the second plane didn't have the same perks."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I have been with Delta for years and their response to me about booking my flight and using the payment method was they are working on it and there is nothing they can do. They would not even offer to hold my flight for 24 hours in case they fixed the issue within that time frame. It was very disappointing."
Pros: "Amazing crew, attentive pilot"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence"
Cons: "Extremely slow check in process, which translates in suitcase left behind and all the inconvenience of that. No on board entertainment. Aircraft is very old"
Pros: "Excelente service both of my flights departed on time and arrived early to the destination!! For basic economy there was great seat space, entertainment and multiple meals for 6+ hr flight with alcohol included!! Will be flying with Copa again!"
Pros: "Nada"
Cons: "Food and entertainment"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Not seat changes"
Cons: "My trip to lima was a beautiful flight. The staff was very profession."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Arrived at gate and bridge was not installed at new gate in new part of airport. It took 45 min to find a portable gate so we could leave the plane."
Pros: "this was the first time I few business class on Copa. It was great!"
Pros: "I just enjoyed the flight, food, and professionalism!"
Cons: "The seats were a but uncomfortable."
Pros: "Food and drink selection"
Cons: "Cleanliness of bathrooms. But it’s the passengers to blame . I felt like people did not clean after themselves"
Pros: "la atención en el vuelo"
Cons: "la comida"
Cons: "Punctuality. Flight was almost 3 hours late."
Cons: "Nithing"
Pros: "Need more leg room. airlines are craning us in like sardines"
Cons: "A little pepper to go with the omelette breakfast"
Pros: "coffee and meals were excellent. movie selection was good. free blanket was much appreciated."
Cons: "i paid extra to be sure to get a window seat... and there was no window in my aisle."
Pros: "Good food froendly"
Pros: "Excellent airline. Best to connect the America's."
Pros: "Smooth flight. Pleasant crew. Good entertainment"
Cons: "Food very basic. Small aircraft (737)."
Pros: "Excelente"
Cons: "Nada"
Pros: "Muy buena atención"
Pros: "On time. Short layover"
Cons: "I didn't know that if you are sitting in rear section and there is a line to the bathroom, you aren't allowed to use the one in front, even if there is no line"
Pros: "Victor was wonderful and took care of everyone’s requests with a smile. He worked very hard the whole trip even when not in our view. I also can’t remember a time that I’ve seen a steward deliver the Safety demonstration with such care."
Pros: "Food during the flight. Very helpful staff."
Pros: "2 free bags, free food d, free booze"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The overall experience was excellent, everyone was nice and helpful."
Cons: "The only thing worth noting was that sad, sad sandwich they gave us. It did bring a tear to my eye. I would have prefered no service, or the ability to buy something (which im not sure i coul have done)."
Cons: "We had no food at all during the flight Bogota-Panama"
Pros: "I have nothing good to say"
Cons: "I did not like at all the service was very slow and I stole many things from my luggage"
Pros: "We left on time and the crew was very nice and professional."
Cons: "The seats were not very comfortable for business. I liked the width and extra space but the seats and headrest were hard."
Pros: "Wouldn’t let me on the flight."
Cons: "After checking in via the mobile app, the front desk said they didn’t have me registered therefore didn’t know I was coming despite being at the gate well before the flight departed. Additionally, Kayak made it extremely difficult to consult with the issue. Very dissatisfied with the whole experience."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The crew was very bad serving at first class. I don’t imaging how would be traveling in economic. Some gay call “RAFAEL”"
Cons: "After reporting that things were stolen...Copa deny my claimed."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Your call center, and your offices are so seriously deficient. I as assured by agent that I was assigned seats 5. They lie to your face. The problems are then at the airport."
Cons: "Very happy"
Pros: "Viajo todas las semanas. En todo este tiempo nunca había topado con personal tan amable, simpático, alegre como el de COPA en Nueva Orleans tanto en el mostrador como en el abordaje. Les felicito!! Ojalá todas las estaciones siguieran este ejemplo."
Cons: "Flying Exonomy on such a long flight"
Pros: "Copa got me a seat on a flight with another airline.."
Cons: "My flight was canelled."
Cons: "Improvements entertainment and friendly staff. Flight attendant with complaints during selection of foods from passengers."
Pros: "The crew was polite, funny and social"
Cons: "maybe just a little more space in between the seats."
Pros: "Courteous staff, everything was on time, and the free meal and drinks (including alcohol) is a refreshing throwback to the old days."
Cons: "They would not let me on a connecting flight and when they finally did, they left my baggage at that airport. When I called to have it sent to Miami, they gave me every excuse in the book and did not take responsibility for what happened. How can you trust an airline that will not take responsibility for their errors?"
Pros: "The worst airline I've flown in the last few years. Made a string of mistakes and errors and showed a lack of customer service typical of anything central american. 1 Canceled a wrong flight of mine 2 Gave me wrong tickets 3 Wanted to charge me to wait stand by after admitting to their own error 4 Were continually rude and or unhelpful with a repeated lack of useful or relevant information to help me make informed decisions. There are many quality airlines out there and this is not one of them. Having flown a bit to central and south america over the past few seasons, there are no shortage of airlines worth the money that provide a positive flying experience."
Pros: "Flight was on time and crew was very friendly. Seating"
Cons: "Seating was in the back of the plane."
Pros: "The flight crew are pleasant, and service is good. On flights from Central America, i.e. Panama to Florida, for instance, Copa allows 2 bags per passenger, whereas other airlines may charge baggage fees for even 1 bag. Things are always changing, but they've had generous baggage policies. We appreciate that."
Cons: "Re: Copa in general, if you need to cancel or change, they make you wait 8 weeks to get your refund; so you have to keep checking your credit card statement until you get the refund. A real headache. For some reason, we always have problems with our online check-in on Copa. The Copa check-in personnel are mystified when we tell then that, but nothing changes. We seem destined to have to check in at the counter as online check-in doesn't work for us."
Pros: "FOOD"
Cons: "NO ENTERTAIMENT"
Pros: "The crew were very good and friendly."
Cons: "The extreme and continous turbulence during all the flight time. I know it´s about the atmospheric conditions but it was so long..."
Pros: "Was good, comgrats to copa Airlanes for the good service"
Pros: "Leg room and food. Opportunity to upgrade"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Drink service only came twice in 6 hours! Entertainment was broken. Food was overcooked and bland. Attendants were unhelpful. Terrible airline."
Cons: "I didn't like the food... it was either chicken with pasta or meat with rice.. I know there are vegetarian options, but then you never get to eat pasta..."

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: "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: "The worst flight in my life"
Cons: "Everything"
Cons: "With the red eye flight, there were limited food options. Probably what happens normally, but it was a third leg of a journey for us an we were hungry!"
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."
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"
Cons: "Breakfast is too early, as soon as take off they serve. it should be before landing."
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: "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: "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."
Pros: "The movie choices are endless!"
Cons: "I wish I was told about the Lan app to download before we took off"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight delayed one hour and the air conditioning wasn’t functioning"
Cons: "Flight was an hour late. Should have boarded 30 minutes earlier!"
Pros: "Great crew & comfortable seat"
Cons: "Changed departure gate without mentioning the gate change."
Cons: "Landed 45 min ago (with a 45 min delay) and still no luggage."
Pros: "Everyone smiling Check in easy Though flight was crowded it was quick"
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "Huge delay...."
Cons: "Everything perfect . Marcia was very professional and very helpful person boarding at the gate . Employees like her makes the difference . Tks"
Pros: "Aeronave"
Cons: "Serviço de bordo"
Cons: "Gol app is terrible and buggy."
Pros: "Aircraft was comfortable"
Cons: "Checkin crew had very little knowledge of laws and almost avoided my nephew to board the plane even with proper documentation. Flight was delayed more than an hour. Poor communication to explain why"
Pros: "I always have a good experience with Gol, the Gol Confort Seats are great, attentive crew, puncntuality."
Pros: "Space"
Cons: "Wish there was more snacks."
Pros: "Part of the crew was very attentive and well humored. Food was delicious. I appreciated the leg space and the wider bathrooms."
Cons: "There was no USB not outlet charger. The touch screen was not working well, the console was loose and the movie options were all outdated."
Pros: "Crew was fine. Flight was full. Good leg room. Tight being between fellow passengers."
Cons: "Check in was confusing."
Cons: "Punctuality"
Pros: "Poco"
Cons: "Me dieron la última fila, los asientos no se reclinaban y al lado una mujer con niños que gritaron todo el viaje, los auxiliares de vuelo no hicieron nada."
Cons: "More efficient check in. Long wait at gate."
Pros: "Crew attention"
Cons: "Possibility to do check in online, it’s stupid to say that because I’m a foreigner I can’t do it online"
Pros: "Excelente"
Cons: "Price"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Not remarkable at all. Terrible food."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, helpful, overall awesome. Comfort level was great."
Cons: "There was no entertainment provided, and besides extra legroom, no real benefits of paying the extra for GOL premium. This is also the first time I have ever had to pay for luggage on an International flight, very disappointing."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Anyone who flies the route NVT-GRU knows two things. The departure and landing times are unreliable and they always....always over sell seats. Navegantes (NVT) is a very small airport but connects to so many international flights. The city and many of the neighboring towns have become vacation hotspots. I personally fly this route twice a month these days So many bad things happen because of their poor on-time results and overbooking. The worst of which is missing your connections. This was the third time in 2 months that I’ve missed my connection in São Paulo to NYC. This time I purposely took an earlier flight 6:40pm so I would have no chance to miss my 11pm flight to New York. Then a 2 hour and 20 minute delay! My God ...really? Another missed flight. GOL you CAN do BETTER! ."
Pros: "The crew was polite and helpfull during the flight"
Cons: "The food was tasteless . They lost our bags and never reply when we ask for a compensation"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "The discomfort of the seats!"
Cons: "Was charged 50 for my bag"
Pros: "Boarding was organized and punctual."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "There was one person helping a huge amount of people. It took one hour to check in. No common sense. They were helping the domestic flight people first with less bags to check in and the international flights were backed up with people missing their connections. No common sense at all. Incompetent service."
Pros: "Better snack"
Cons: "Snack"
Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable seats for such a long flight 10 hrs"
Cons: "I didn't know about the luggage extra fee.when i buy a ticket ,i mean that include the luggage! In this point , i was very disappointed!!!"
Pros: "Free snack and drink."
Cons: "No wi-fi is available"
Cons: "Due to weather conditions, the flight was delayed an hour and a half."
Pros: "Cabinstaff were friendly and professional"
Pros: "As a wheelchair user I was treated well from the ticket agents, escorts, gate agents and flight crew."
Cons: "Not one thing."
Pros: "Puntuality"
Cons: "Space on the seats, between the seats."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "No kosher food"
Cons: "Espaço das cadeiras!"
Pros: "La tripulación y la atención muy buena. La distancia entre los asientos excelente"
Cons: "Lo que no me gusta es que una aerolínea que vuela entre Brasil y Argentina la tripulación no hable español, eso me parece pésimo"
Pros: "nice, clean plane; nice check-in experience"
Cons: "Crammed bus to the airplane"
Cons: "Flight extremely delayed, people accompaning crew boarded first and took space in the overhead, i tried to change seats no no one at the gate was willing to work"
Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Every step of the way from checking in to picking up the baggage was very frustrating... one of the worst flying experiences I have had."
Pros: "Space between seats"
Cons: "Lack of food options"
Pros: "Excellent crew members !"
Pros: "On time and the flight wasn't cancled like their partner airline."
Pros: "It was a short flight so there was no entertainment and I believe the snack was just a snack. But neither of those two things were necessary anyway, I was quite happy to just take the short trip without. I like GOL, it's a nice airline and the people all seem very happy to work."
Cons: "Although not really necessary, it would have been nice if the inflight magazine could also have English because most of us first language English people don't speak a second language, unfortunately!"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "The time"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed due to bad weather which was not the airlines fault but they gave us no updates then didn't help at all once we missed all or connections. In the end, we had to purchase new flights from Sao Paulo to Sydney to make our important function on Wednesday morning. We went to the Etihad desk in São Paulo and they did nothing to help us except suggest we complain via the website. The worst flight experience of my life!"
Cons: "The food."
Pros: "Actual flight was fine, uneventful"
Cons: "Check in at Santos Dumont Airport in Rio was absurdly slow -- just three or four agents for a mob of people. Each agent seemed to take 15 mins to issue each boarding pass and check bags. Many passengers were in a state of semi-panic. They moved like molasses. After arriving at Garulhos in São Paulo, those same bags took 40 mins to come out, causing me to almost miss a connecting flight."

Boarding: I was asked to check my carry on complimentary. I assume the staff believed my handbag was too big. Crew: n/a outside of the snack service. Comfort: the turbulence was so bad I was nauseous. I looked for the bag behind the seat and it looked used. Food: n/a except for the complimentary cookies. Those taste good. Entertainment: only allowed for Sprint/T-Mobile customers for some reason. My flight two days before included entertainment so this was disappointing. American Airlines spelled my name incorrectly which resulted in me being unable to use pre-check on both flights. I am overall disappointed with this experience.

The flight was an hour late getting into New Orleans. We landed in Philadelphia 30 minutes late. We sat on the tarmac for 20 more minutes. I ordered a wheelchair because I cannot walk such distances. None came after 30 minutes. I had to walk in short spells to get to baggage. It was a disaster flight. Lucky it was not cancelled.

Liked everything about this flight. They could have been a little more transparent as to the delay. But the pilot did get us to our connection with plenty of time to spare.

Great crew!

Both ticket agents and flight attendants were very pleasant to deal with. There was no entertainment on the flights and the charger in my seat was inoperable.

Cons: "boarding, seating, entertainment"
Cons: "I had my period and desperately needed to use the bathroom. We were told to stay in our seats The entire flight even though there wasn’t much turbulence. The flight attendant yelled at me over the intercom to return to my seat when I tried to get up so I ended up bleeding through my tampon."
Cons: "Wheel got stuck during takeoff. Had to fly standby to get home. Originally told I would not get home that day. It was 8 am"
Cons: "Sat on runway when we landed took forever to get to gate. Late on a non stop w good weather"
Pros: "It was acceptable."
Pros: "The plane was nice. The captain was friendly and informative, and the flight was great."
Cons: "The food was pretty mediocre with a small soggy sandwich that I didn't bother to eat. They force you to watch a very long and extremely boring trailer for Disney. You can't turn it off and have to sit through one bugman movie trailer after another."
Cons: "A bit of food would have been nice on a 5 1/2 hour flight!"
Pros: "Nice aircraft once I got to Texas. From my hometown the plane was kind of old."
Cons: "Well they lost my luggage after my original flight was delayed 2+ hours. Rebooked my flight but never communicated to me whether they would handle my bag transfer or if I needed to go get them myself From the baggage claim to put into the correct flight. So I had no clothes..."
Pros: "Nothing, the flight was cancelled and we missed our friends 70th birthday celebration."
Cons: "Staff at the ticket counter were curt, rude, and patronizing. They were ill equipped to deal with the situation."
Pros: "Width of the seat is nice"
Cons: "Boarding process is not great and delays while already boarded are terribly frustrating"
Pros: "The screens allowing us and our children to be entertained in the plane."
Cons: "Not had our plane delayed for over an hour."
Pros: "Movies were great!"
Cons: "They didn’t give customs forms until exiting the plane. Caused huge problems for everyone. Sandwich was still frozen inside."
Cons: "Snack options aren’t good."
Cons: "The guy who’s checking me in he’s very kind.he is so nice person."
Pros: "Boarding"
Cons: "Space in seats"
Pros: "The customer service on British Airways is excellent. The meal served on the overnight flight was wonderful."
Cons: "My original flight was rerouted due to a connection delay. They lost our baggage due to rerouting our flight from American airways. We were told that our bags would be delivered the same day and we are still waiting on our bags."
Cons: "Seats were small"
Pros: "organized boarding, quick and professional, flight crew was awesome, very comfortable flight, much appreciated no"
Cons: "No entertainment options on 2+ hour flight. Would have been nice to have."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Our connecting flight to New Orleans was cancelled and we had to rent a car or wait until the next flight out which was 5pm the next day. We opted to rent a car and Had to cancel our return flight home to be refunded. American Airlines cancelled multiple flights and were in total disarray. Still waiting to see if they will honor the refund"
Pros: "I took my girlfriend on her first airplane ride! The flight was bumpless from wheels to wheels. The Pilots did a fantastic job! Thank you so much for a remarkable first plane trip! THEN!!!! The have Buffalo Trace Bourbon! I mean.... what else do you need ?!"
Pros: "Airplane food was good"
Cons: "I was in the air 24hr, the trip was as good as it gets."
Pros: "Liked the flight. Very nice crew."
Pros: "Left on time and got us to Dallas safely"
Cons: "Due to weather (not your fault) arrival to Dallas was delayed and we nearly missed connection"
Pros: "Helpful crew - courteous in their attitude towards customers and helped tight connections get out of quickly from the rear of the plane. Smile was on for each interaction."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 50+ mins. The exit row announcement was made twice asking customers to acknowledge verbally which was probably a communication faux pas."
Pros: "I arrived in Sydney the day I was supposed to. Everything else was a let down and was not what I paid for."
Cons: "American Airlines cancelled a flight because of ‘weather’ from Msy to dfw, all other flights from Msy to Dallas operated on time but were sold out. We were re booked flying through San Francisco, missing out on flying on qantas, which is what I had paid for since they are a premium airline. We were booked on virgin America and then United for the international flight. United charged us each for 2 bags totalling $150 each, despite we booked a ticket with qantas which allows 2 bags each. Virgin America honoured our 2 bags, but united refused to. United also has service and aircraft which do not match the levels of qantas which I has specifically sought out. I could not eat some of the food because of the poor quality, and this is something I’ve never done before on an international flight. Additionally their were a lack of amenities on both flights, and no food vouchers despite our travel delay of over 5 hours. This whole ordeal has cost me money, worktime, and created a lot of stress to where I have had to cancel meeting on my arrival in Sydney."
Pros: "Good service . Timothy was excellent . Hostess ."
Pros: "Excellent flight. No complaints!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours, then moved to the next morning at 6am. Before we got to the hotel, the flight was pushed back to 8am. All for mechanical reasons. We've flown this route before, and have had an abnormally high number of mechanical issues. They seem to use older planes for these shorter flights, and it really shows. Technology could really help ease these situations. American's app does not allow you to look at rebooking options, so we had to stand in line for a solid 30 minutes to speak to an agent. Since it was the last flight of the night, there were only 3 agents there to help an entire plane's worth of people. Calling American didn't help. They couldn't help with hotel/food vouchers. These types of vouchers seem like something else that could be distributed through the app or electronically, eliminating the need to stand in line and grow increasingly frustrated. To add to the fun, the vouchers were not event enough to get a hot dog and drink for dinner, then a coffee and pastry for breakfast. Once we got the vouchers, trying to get to the hotel was a disaster. They had 1 van, so they could get about 10 people every 30 minutes. We just took and Uber, and were eating in the restaurant by the time others were still arriving from the shuttle. There was no one from American there to help coordinate with the hotel or shuttle. We were like blind sheep wandering around looking for the van. Finally, arrive for the flight the next day, and they start boarding about 10 minutes before the 8am takeoff time. So, of course, we were late getting off the ground. Then, when we arrived in Dallas, our gate was occupied by another plane, so we got to sit on an old plane for an extra 30 minutes until another gate opened up for us. Really, other than crashing, not much else could have gone wrong. Made American look completely incompetent...which is happening more the more we use them. Next time, I'll pay a higher fare to fly with Southwest."
Pros: "Very smooth fast check in"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Boarding process was smooth and fast"
Cons: "Do you think airline management sits around boardrooms to brainstorm ways to torture its passengers more? The seats and the leg room are ridiculous. It's gotten to much worse recently."
Cons: "American after 4 hours delay cancelled the flight, AA refused to accept responsibility and refused to book me with another airline (my daughter was having surgery the next day and I was supposed to take care of her) I sent an email asking for them to cover the cost of my last minute ticket with the other airline, and they had refused. I will never fly AA again."
Pros: "Timely and prepared flight."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly, flight arrived ahead of schedule, planeside check-in for baggage was expedient"
Cons: "The plane departed at least 15 minutes late but the departure time was never updated to indicate the flight was delayed...even when it was ten minutes past the beginning of boarding and the plane had not even arrived yet. Felt like an exercise to improve flight scorecard performance. The flight landed at least fifteen minutes early...but we didn't have a gate..and ended up departing the plane​approximately on time...but planeside checked baggage took almost thirty additional minutes to finally return to the plane full of waiting customers. Felt way too long....and the ground crew didn't seem to appreciate that most people had a connection..."
Pros: "We made it home."
Cons: "The entertainment system in my seat didn't work. Seat 19D on flight 2580 from MSY to LAX."
Pros: "Plane clean"
Cons: "Seat assignment process totally sucks. Wasn't possible to sit with partner even though we checked in day before. Line management at gat abysmal"
Pros: "THE SEATS WERE COMFORTABLE AND CREW AND VERY ATTENTIVE."
Pros: "Permiten facturar el equipaje de mano ya que el vuelo suele ir bastante lleno."
Cons: "No hay tolerancia con los kilos facturados. El equipaje pesaba 51 libras y me hicieron quitar peso para después aceptar que facture ena puerta de embarque."
Cons: "Inattentive flight attendants, overhead space was not well managed. Cash only"
Pros: "The flight was on time and comfortable"
Cons: "That I paid for luggage when most people waited until they were told while boarding so they checked the baggage for free even though it was obviously too large. Maybe it should be checked closer when checking in before going through security."
Pros: "Comfy"
Cons: "Sat on tarmac for 1hr and 20 minutes since tower mix up and plane was bigger so confusion on seating. I feel stressed cause I will be missing a full day of work because of this delay and pretty pissed off. Would like some sort of compensation"
Pros: "Great seats."
Cons: "Customer service both over the phone and in person not very helpful to ensure connecting flights were made. Much better experience with Southwest in regards to coordinating delayed flights. AA could have done a much better job to ensure more flyers made thei connecting flights."
Pros: "the crew was nice and helpful, the seat had a lot of room"
Cons: "The plane seemed old and didn't have the features I expect in first class"
Pros: "Left on time arrived on time"
Cons: "Air conditioning didn't work on Charlotte to ft wayne leg."
Pros: "Everything was on time. American sometimes has free movies you can watch"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was good"
Cons: "I got stuck in DC overnight and I was not provided with a hotel or meal voucher:"
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