Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to San José
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 8h 09m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on American Airlines ($410), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($533) and Delta ($638).
From Melbourne to San José, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Melbourne , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne, often referred to as Melbourne 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
Pros: "Loved this crew!!!"
Cons: "Everything was perfect."
Cons: "Felt unsafe. Guy with guns and how delta employees handled it blew my mind!"
Pros: "Everyone was perfect..!!"
Cons: "Is a international flight and you guys don't have a real meal. We appreciate the snacks but a real meal is necessary"
Cons: "We read in the Delta onboard magazine about Delta’s commitment to women. Yet Delta coverups a rape by one male employee against a recent immigrant in a Delta vehicle. What say you?"
Pros: "Customer service as always"
Pros: "Delayed, packed, bought a sandwich! Good sandwiches!"
Cons: "Packed and delayed"
Pros: "Nothing horrible service"
Pros: "Don’t wait to much"
Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."
Pros: "Clean plane. On time"
Pros: "Empty seats direct into Indy."
Cons: "Rough landing."
Pros: "Crew was very upbeat and helpful"
Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."
Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."
Pros: "Amazing crew, on time, decent coffee, plenty of drinks"
Cons: "The drinks cart was a little slow..."
Pros: "Snacks were good. On time."
Pros: "Crew and generous pours of wine"
Cons: "The food was at best edible"
Pros: "No surprises. On time. Courteous. I suppose the most amazing thing is their app. It tells you when your bags get on! Also I forgot that I had a knife in my pocket. I ran back to the desk and she went back, found my bag, put the knife in there. Wow. What service. Also I notice that Atlanta is a lot nicer than it use to be. Attendants are more friendly and loading is more organized. Way to go Delta."
Pros: "I loved the flight attendants and the desk staff everyone was so friendly and made me want to travel delta again."
Cons: "Delta doesn’t offer military spouses free checked bags and I found this out at the airport. It was disheartening, but at least it’s Delta and not the airline that is supposed to represent America."
Pros: "It’s become a mediocre airline."
Cons: "To many screaming kids"
Pros: "Crews were nice"
Pros: "Flying first class and the attendants were wonderful"
Pros: "Delta planes are typically nice and clean"
Cons: "Flight was delayed multiple times."
Pros: "My seat was randomly the exit row, so more leg room and pilots made great time"
Cons: "Left 20 minutes late because of travel agents"
Pros: "flight was on time..arrived early..friendly staff.."
Pros: "Made the best of a overcrowded messy airport"
Pros: "Nice flight attendants on this flight."
Pros: "spacious comfortable seats"
Cons: "I waited in line at Virgin Australia for 35 minutes only to be told that I was actually on a Delta flight even though my itinerary said Virgin Australia. good thing I was early to airport or I would of missed my flight because I had to go find Delta check in"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and attentative."
Cons: "The amount of delays causing us to miss our connection and be stuck in another city for a night before getting to our destination the next day(hopefully)."
Pros: "Flight was fine."
Cons: "My one complaint is the bathroom layout of the A320. Two tiny closet bathrooms in the back for all of coach and a much larger one much larger one first class (which is like 5 rows with a mesh curtain for separation). The coach bathrooms are so small a normal person can barely get in and turn around to close the door. I question whether a larger person would be able to actually use them. I also saw the flight attendant actively turn away coach passengers trying to use the first class bathroom when it was open (not standing in the aisle or anything annoying like that). That's ridiculous to have 2 tiny bathrooms for all of coach and also to make people walk all the way to the back of the plane when you are seated much closer to the first class bathroom."
Pros: "Friendly staff and comfortable seating"
Pros: "On time as scheduled."
Pros: "Smooth and on time boarding,early arrival, comfortable flight."
Pros: "Crew and landing were fantastic"
Pros: "Helpful, and kind"
Cons: "It was announced that there would be lunch shortly after takeoff and then a snack about 2 hours before landing. The lunch was ok, but then the snack (multiple small items) was offered about 4 hours before landing and then an additional snack (mini pot pie) was offered about 2 hrs before landing. This is too much action for people who are trying to get some sleep. Also, abrupt and hard landing."
Cons: "There delay"
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Cons: "I fly Delta quite often, and am usually pleased with their service, but the morning of June 23 was terrible. I got to the airport in Denver at 5:30 am for a 7:30 am flight to Atlanta, and the line to check a bag was about 40 people long. I waited 55minutes to check my bag, as they kept moving the ski priority people, and people in danger of missing their flight, to the head of the line. There were obviously not enough Delta workers on staff to process all the flights at that time."
Pros: "friendly flight crew"
Pros: "Got grounded for five hours stuck on the plane."
Pros: "Pilot almost barrel-rolled us climbing out of JFK, so if started well enough.... Ground assistance (wheel chair) left me with a badly bruised left big toe and I didn't think we'd ever get through the TSA. The pat-down I received was more like a sexual assault and I didn't even get a happy ending. We made it to RDU, so the exercise was a success, but it was a huge hassle."
Cons: "After reading the good things, you need more bad?"
Pros: "Crew did an outstanding job"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Crew professional and courteous"
Cons: "5 flights cancelled, poor communication, total chaos in rebooking, lines 5 hrs long to get rebooked."
Pros: "Everything was decent, good entertainment, nice crew, etc."
Cons: "Nothing was bad."
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Pros: "Captain and crew were dealt a 50 minute delay and still got is to Atlanta 10 minutes early. If I could gove them a cash tip I would."
Pros: "Each leg of my flight from San Jose to Anchorage was met with helpful staff and courtesy beyond the price of my ticket."
Pros: "The flight attendant say right in front of us, she was very personable, and you could tell that she cared for the safety of each passenger. She made sure everyone followed the flying protocol, but she was nice about her delivery in making sure everyone followed the rules."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Not necessarily the airlines fault and in hindsight it was likely for the safety of the passenger but it was challenging making it on time to out event."
Cons: "Flight was delayed almost an hour. Being that it doesn't arrive in ABQ until almost midnight, a 52 minute delay means I don't get home until almost 2 in the morning. Seats also seem to be kind of narrow on the 737-800. I'm not a big guy, but I am still bumping shoulders through out the flight."
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!!!"
Cons: "More room is what everyone wants. It’s unrealistic though. First class was pretty comfortable."
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and friendly."
Cons: "I would have like to leave on time."
Cons: "On time departure would have been nice. Delayed about an hour."
Cons: "They gate checked everyone's bags starting with group 5."
Pros: "The plane didn’t crash"
Cons: "The air smelled like a dirty diaper, seats are over priced for the very little improvement over basic economy"
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Pros: "Smallest seats of any airline I've recently traveled on"
Cons: "It was very hot on the plane."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Cons: "Boarded onetime, maybe a little early, but still departed 25 minutes late for no apparent reason. This caused me to nearly miss my connecting flight. Got to the gate just as they were about finished boarding."
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: "Two hour delay including 20 minutes to get flight data because on board computer not functioning. Usual knee in chest seats on commuter jet."
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"
Cons: "British Airways is impossible to get in touch with! We had a 2 hour delays so I missed the connection from London to Edinburgh and now I can’t get ahold of an agent to inquire for standby. So instead I get to wait 9 hours for the next flight out."
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: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "late boarding - Chaotic at the boarding gate"
Cons: "BAD Public Relations: AA announced the flight was overbooked, then called up 3 young ladies. Their reaction was seen by everyone. They had just gone through the entire procedure to get to the gate and were forced to be stranded. FIRST CLASS: food service: could there be a rating less than POOR? we were given 10,000 miles (yes that bad) but just like Whose line - the points don't matter when the airlines is that bad! Crew response: We're not any worse than the other airlines - my response: WRONG! NO WIFI NO entertainment NO CHARGING AREA magazines were missing pages in both seats- requested new one never received"
Pros: "Quick check in even though it was a full flight!"
Cons: "Only entertainment option is your own personal device but the WiFi is horrible! After finally connecting, I could not even get to the 2nd step which is simply going to this website to enjoy the entertainment. I even made sure I downloaded the app and it just did not work. So glad I had music on my phone and went to sleep."
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Cons: "International check bag fee of $100 because British Airways partner. Too strict with carry on allowance. Older planes. Not very comfortable. Overall not worth the price. Supper hard landing. And poor air quality."
Pros: "Flight was okay"
Cons: "That I ended up having to deal with AA for everything"
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: "Crew friendly.Flight arrived early.Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Seats not comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing. It was cancelled with little to none explanation"
Pros: "Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever"
Pros: "economy plus was worth the money"
Cons: "Flight attendants horrible refused to serve drinks or snacks due to "turbulence" But there was no turbulence. Then when passengers complained they served water only and splashed it into cups on the trays instead of pouring it into cups and handing the cups to the passengers. Nasty people."
Pros: "Booked through Kayak. Confusing because paperwork says Alaska Air but I was flying American. I understand subsidiaries but you need to be informed as the airlines are at different terminals. The flight was great. That ticketing glitch was bad."
Pros: "Long flight, but I really like the 787. Comfortable travel."
Cons: "American airlines mishandled my luggage. Extremely poor communication about status. (I don't know how much all my phone calls to them will end up costing!) Two and a half days later, I have to return to the airport to pick it up. If you travel with AA, pack MORE than essentials in your carry-on! Also it is criminal that they charge extra for aisle seats!"
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: "pleasant crew"
Cons: "CRJ900 is a small plane. no WiFi"
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Pros: "Left on time"
Cons: "Some glitch said the flight was delayed, when it wasn't. Good thing I checked with the Check In Counter."
Pros: "It was on time. Nashville airport is sparkling clean with very happy and warm staff throughout the facility. As opposed to Philthydelphia the city of Unbrotherly Love."
Pros: "Direct flight was good, food was good, entertainment was good. Boarding was quick and handled well."
Cons: "Upset it was an American Airlines flight and that wasn't communicated clearly, went to wrong terminal when departing!"
Pros: "Good connection"
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "(1) The flight was overbooked and boarded late. (2) The crew and flight attendants flying to NY had more baggage space than the passengers. (3) The pilot and crew were excellent and I enjoyed my overall flight."
Cons: "Stop overbooking the plan. I don't mind paying more"
Pros: "Liked that one of the flights ha a usb connection to charge my phone"
Cons: "It was slightly more cramped in the seating and it was very warm for the duration of the flight"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 30 minutes for maintenance, then no drinks on the flight. I've made this flight multiple times and always had the drink cart come through. Not this time for some reason. Was looking forward to a cup of coffee on an 8am flight."
Pros: "it was on time and the flight was without incident"
Cons: "the food was terrible, even by airplane standards no personal entertainment system"
Pros: "Seats, food was okay, personal tv was very nice and complementary wine was a plus!"
Cons: "Food could be improved. Sleep masks would be awesome as well."
Pros: "The flight attendants were excellent."
Cons: "Wish the plane had been equipped with personal entertainment screens on the seatbacks."
Cons: "Was not able to check in online in advance. AA wouldn't recognize the booking # that was emailed to me. Sat on the plane for nearly 3 hours while a mechanical issue was looked at; lateness of the flight meant we missed our connection. When we got to the table for people who would miss connections to get our boarding pass for a rescheduled flight, there wasn't one for us. We got there, but this wasn't really a great experience."
Pros: "On-time arrival"
Cons: "Lack of customer service for parents traveling with babies. Denied pre-board despite asking gate agent. Not kid-friendly."
Airlines flying from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Melbourne to San José
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Melbourne to San José
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Melbourne to San José
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Melbourne to San José