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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 9% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$787(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$345or less

Good deal one-way

$168or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to South America

  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South America is August.
  • Morning departure is around 1% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving New Orleans Louis Armstrong to South America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.1
JetBlue
Overall score based on 19,459 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Jet Blue's legroom"
Cons: "Too many delays"

Pros: "Super fast checking and boarding process"

Cons: "I missed my original flight due to weather and JetBlue booked me on the next one but it wasn’t for another 24 hours. I only missed the flight by a few minutes but the crews were not communicating with each other that they had a passenger arriving for that flight. Because the delay was weather related, they wouldn’t provide accommodations. And it was 1 in the morning. So I missed a whole day of my trip and had to sleep in the airport. I will not be flying with JetBlue again."

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and flight was on time."
Cons: "The tray tables were all broken and hinging in my row. The aux port for headphones needs to be updated to support new types of headphones, like Bluetooth or lightning connection."

Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "Outlets on the plane Flight attendant seemed to have an attitude"

Cons: "Boarding delayed, flew over an hour off course"

Cons: "Working air conditioning, working WiFi, friendlier crew"

Cons: "Our flight was delayed 4 times. We then sat on the runway for an extra 45 minutes because someone’s tv did not work. We missed our set transportation which was already rescheduled 4 times and had to pay $150 Uber to get home"

Pros: "Typical flight. The pilot was very friendly as were the staff."
Cons: "There was a problem fueling the plane and we had to wait on the tarmac for 20 minutes."

Pros: "Crew was really great trying to defuse a challenging delay with really great customer service."
Cons: "Both flights between Boston and New Orleans were delayed due to mechanical issues. We waited on the plane for 1 1/2 hours before returning to gate to correct the problem. Then needed to top off the fuel. I appreciate safety precautions but makes me concerned about the quality of the equipment."

Pros: "Quick boarding. Nice crew"

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Not being delayed"

Pros: "Crew and the seat was great"
Cons: "Each leg of my flight the entertainment did not work"

Cons: "Flight was two hours late because of weather but the boarding situation at the gate was just ridiculous and unorganized. In flight tv didn’t work. Not the best flight. Glad it was short!!!"

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "internet didn't work"

Pros: "The crew and services are always friendly and happy to serve. They always seem to enjoy their work!"
Cons: "Maybe a vegetarian or salad selection."

Cons: "Good overall experience, paying for pillow, blanket and headphones a bit much"

Pros: "Inflight team was epic"
Cons: "The weather could have been on our side"

Cons: "It would be great if boarding was more streamlined. Tell group C to wait there, group A to wait over there. Too many clogs of people you don’t even know who’s in line or not"

Pros: "The landing was good"
Cons: "That both trips where delayed, for 2 plus hours. The emails from Kayak and JetBlue, where not accurate in terms of flight departure info."

Cons: "I did not like the fact that I had to spend 8 hours in the airport waiting for the plane. It had nothing to do with the weather. It was mechanical at one airport and it was passenger problems on the plane going to New Orleans. I got a food voucher but it was because I asked for it. The least they could have done for The passengers without asking for it."

Pros: "Everything was efficient and comfortable."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Full sized beverages and snacks. Entertainment provided"
Cons: "Miscommunication with flight time. Email was sent for a later time, but they actually flew earlier than the original time"

Pros: "Departed on time, arrived early."

Cons: "The TV did not work for me as well as for my fiancé sitting next to me"

Pros: "Everything. Flight attendants were wonderful and friendly, plenty of entertainment in flight, free WiFi, comfy spacious seats."
Cons: "Nothing. Just perfect. I will never fly any other airlines"

Pros: "Snacks were good, staff was friendly"

Pros: "Free wifi through the flight Nice selection of free snacks Friendly staff"

Cons: "Too much turbulence"

Pros: "The check in employees and comfortable seats."
Cons: "My flight had so many delays that my international final destination became 12 hours longer. I paid more for a shorter flight online when I could've paid less for a longer flight with a different airline since the longer flight would've still probably be less flying time then what I had to go through."

Pros: "Quick boarding."

Cons: "The plane was REALLY old feeling. Tray tables wouldn’t stay up, my seat wouldn’t lock in the full upright position so on takeoff I got pushed forward by my seat back. The tiny TVs feel so outdated...like you’re on a plane from year 2000"

Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice and friendly"

Cons: "The wifi was already known to be not working from prior flight, and again wasn’t working on this leg of flight... could consider using the system that Southwest uses, as that is ready to go on ground and throughout flight (better than Delta or United). Thanjs"

Cons: "Mechanical problems delayed the flight one hour."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and efficient, and the plane was very clean. Also, the seats are roomier and more comfortable than other airlines."
Cons: "Airlines still need a better way to board efficiently. That being said, JetBlue does it as well as anyone, and it wasn’t a real problem compared to other airlines."

Pros: "The room the plane had to offer. Will never flight with Spirit or AA again when Jet Blue is available"

Pros: "Non-stop"
Cons: "Price was a bit high."

Pros: "I like the TV's on the back of the seat. the seats were very comfortable."
Cons: "everything was good"

Pros: "Being on time is important. Jet blue always makes it easy"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Originally booked flight was cancelled JetBlue offered us no option to get home the same day They offered us a hotel we couldn't check in to for 10 hours Had to pay $500 to get home on a different airline."

Pros: "Be on time"
Cons: "Potential delay"

Pros: "Pilot kept us up to date on status of our departure"
Cons: "Crew was discourteous and seemed annoyed and departure was late"

Cons: "I requested a seatbelt extension from 2 different flight attendants and both said sure and then never returned... I would have understood if they did not have any or any left, and would have rated higher if they had given me any answer or said no to begin with! To be forgotten once was bad enough to have to ask again in front of all my fellow passengers was slightly embarrassing...."

Pros: "My wife and I upgraded to Even More Leg Room seats and ended up in the emergency aisle. We had tons of room to stretch out and we were the only ones in the entire row. Free Wifi was also really great!"
Cons: "Our boarding pass said boarding would start at 10:01am so we grabbed some breakfast. Unfortunately, they started boarding 15 minutes early so we had to try and slam down our food to get on to the plane."

Pros: "Pilot came out to talk to us! Flight attendant handled things very well!"
Cons: "Wish there had been more food options."

Pros: "We arrived with view delay"
Cons: "There are nothing I don't like."

Pros: "Tv"
Cons: "Nothing unique to JETBLUE, but seat/space size small"

Pros: "I'm a big fan of jet blue :) Nicer than the other international flight..."

Pros: "Crew was amazing and flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Great flight"

Pros: "Flights out of Kabul are generally filled with less-experienced travelers, so Turkish Airlines did the best they could with a planeful of new flyers. Entertainment system had some pretty good choices."
Cons: "There's a coronavirus outbreak going on. Just slow down, everyone. Take it easy. Slow down boarding. Slow down disembarking. Enable social distancing. Just slow down. We were packed into economy class, touched by every person walking past, bumped by every bag over every shoulder. Just take it easy. Let passengers try, even a little, to maintain a little social distance in economy class."

Pros: "Short, sweet, and yummy! Short trip, sweet experience with their staff and boarding process, and yummy snacks."

Cons: "Food in TK used to be great... not anymore!"

Pros: "Tea"
Cons: "Food and service"

Pros: "Flight was cancelled"

Pros: "Plane was clean and food great !!!"

Cons: "Chair are not working well"

Pros: "Seat space continued to be better than BA. Nice surprise to get an evening meal on the last leg to Rome. I actually was able to sleep a bit on this smaller airplane as well. Crew went out of its way to help people board and load bags overhead. They seemed very attentive, and tried to provide extra drink options even."
Cons: "Boarding process at IST was a challenge. We left from a remote gate, and the agent didn't seem interested in the boarding process. I heard no announcements, maybe because it didn't matter as everyone was crowding the door 15 minutes before boarding began. The agent seemed perturbed, but I've seen it on almost every Italian bound flight. No one wants to wait. It is actually a bit amusing to watch the struggle between boarding policies and a group of people who seem determined to ignore them. The buses were also pretty well packed. More so in Rome than IST. Not much organization in loading at either place. After all the passport control they left us to walk outside to wait for the bus. Maybe you can tell I'm not a fan of remote gates."

Pros: "I am a disabled passenger. Turkish look after me well."
Cons: "No complaints. Good service"

Cons: "Older plane, uncomfortable seats, no individual entertainment systems. Long boarding without a lot of staff facilitating extra coat/overhead luggage storage because of winter, then we sat on tarmac for two hours because they missed their slot to take-off."

Cons: "Lost my baggage, refused to give another ticket when getting to Istanbul late made me miss my next flight. Had to sit 10 hours and buy another ticket from another airline to make My destination a day late."

Pros: "Every thing about the flight but the"
Cons: "The Customer Service at the Istanbul air port is the WORSE service I have ever seen in the entire world, in fact you can not call it customer service, these people duel on older people that depend on their services and they treat them like garbage. I have always like Turkish Airlines but now I will try to go with any other Airline because of that problem, all their flight are routed true Istanbul and I do not want to risk being stacked there again!!!!!"

Pros: "I like Turkish Airlines they have great service. Very good entertainment."
Cons: "I was flying from Skopje to Istanbul I got only one hour between the two flights and it was difficult to convince them to let me go through the business line so I can catch my flight to LA."

Pros: "The staff!"
Cons: "The turbulence lol"

Pros: "la comida y el serivico del personal arriba del avion"
Cons: "No me gusto la espera en algunos boarding de los aeropuertos"

Pros: "The counter in Kuwait was very kindly with my because I have disabled boy"
Cons: "The passport office was very rood with us as we famliy not allowed us to pass and he just allowed the disabled boy with other one only"

Cons: "There were NO entertainment screens. UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Nothing to do for 3 hours."

Pros: "Quick check in. Nice staff."

Pros: "Awesome service, comfy business cabin!"
Cons: "Boarding in Istanbul and Tel Aviv was chaotic, no business class boarding. Checking laptop in Istanbul was inconvenient. Lounge Istanbul was awesome however way too crowded to fully take advantage of it. Also should control people and what they takfor food. The lines were long and people would literally pile their plates with massive amounts of food, take it to their seat then leave it. Fix the lockers and add more, they are a wonderful asset but I was not able to take advantage of. Consider limiting access to manage crowds."

Pros: "Love the food and confort"
Cons: "Never got window, i lost a connection because the delay in NY and i had to wait an entire day, lost one day of my vacations"

Cons: "Headphone output didn't function so entertainment was pretty useless. Very slow food/drink service since only one attendant operates each cart."

Cons: "Staff was not considerate at all to kids. Wouldn't give food snacks fruit milk. Frowned when retuning trays."

Pros: "The flight staff was very friendly, even to difficult passengers."

Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was above average. The in-flight crew was fine, although not particularly gracious or kind."
Cons: "The on-ground customer service in Istanbul was the worst experience I have ever had with humans in my whole life. They were unhelpful, rude, blatantly ignored people, dismissive, walked away from customers when they didn't want to deal with them, did not do anything to keep order when people were cutting in line after people were waiting for 4+ hours. I will avoid flying Turkish Airlines as best I can."

Pros: "love how nice the crew is, and how they treat everyone with courtesy, and security conscience also"
Cons: "I find the a b c d to board very difficult, sometimes you get a and sometimes you get d, and if you get c or d is a big mess, as mayority of passengers are there, I don t find it very organized and nobody in line seems to be happy with boarding, everything else excellent"

Cons: "On the San Francisco to Istanbul flight the food was a bit greasy. Otherwise good service from crew and company."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Their boarding pass listed departure time for boarding time which confused me. The staff in Istanbul is extremely unprofessional and have caused me to missed my connecting flight. I had to get a visa and waited almost 2 hours in line in order just to be able to reschedule my flight."

Pros: "Appreciate highten security checks giving "secured" feelings to passengers."
Cons: "Asian vegetarian meal was not as good for inbound flight as it was for outbound flight."

Pros: "such an accommodating airline. Great customer service"

Pros: "Everything was great. Would never fly another airline if Turkish was available."
Cons: "You must hear this all the time. An eleven hour flight is torture. Maybe a little more padding in the seat cushions. Still, You Are GREAT"

Pros: "Flights left on time. Boarding was good."
Cons: "It was blazing hot on every flight. Several guests complained yet the staff kept saying it was cool enough and would not turn it cooler. Although the menu said cheese sandwiches were available at any time, we were told there weren't any when we asked for one. The guest next to me would push the attendant button and the staff would walk by several times without even making eye contact with her."

Cons: "The food , the drinks were not cold"

Pros: "Very pleased with the entertainment on board, the crews was very helpful and efficent"
Cons: "my meal from BKK to Istanbul was served cold ( eggs and spinach ) they forgot to heat it up."

Cons: "Most concerning aspect is security. Very unlikely that I will choose Turkish airlines in the future"

Pros: "I am always pleased with Turkish Airlines service and I love that they still give the little extras. It makes me feel more comfortable and the earplugs are always welcome!"

Pros: "getting off the flight"
Cons: "the men attendants on the flight were rude. 1 got half a cup of orange juice on me and never apologized. got passed up for drinks had to stop them and ask everytime."

Cons: "Outstanding customer service"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The bread service"

Pros: "Clean, efficient."
Cons: "Inexplicably, food choices ran out and the crew were basically like tough luck...no explanation, aporigins or anything. My fiance who didn't eat meat was left eating bread and crackers."

Pros: "The attention to the crew. They were attentive to all orders"
Cons: "The food has too much bread and pasta. The seats recinan well but there is little room"

Pros: "Good in seat entertainment with many choices. In seat charging for devices."
Cons: "Leg room was unbearable for a 777, even for a 5'4" person! Only saw crew for the first 2 hours and last 2 hours of a 13 hour flight."

Cons: "I liked it all"

Pros: "flights on time.."
Cons: "Our pre-ordered meals were not served"

Pros: "Entertainment at the seat was very satisfactory."
Cons: "Boarding was really "orientalic". Small place, lot of people, long Q, long waiting time."

Pros: "Friendly crew and clean aircraft"
Cons: "Old aircraft compared to other route. No wifi and entertainment system broken"

Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Very accommodating staff."
Cons: "Temperature was up and down. Seats were small."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "I wouldn’t know t"
Cons: "To let me on the flight"

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."

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."

Pros: "Very nice employees. Coke, peanuts good."
Cons: "Outgoing plane had tv screens, large, with good movie choices, but was an hour late. Returning, if you brought a phone, you can get an app. My phone is about four inches. No good movies. Seats even smaller on this "new plane." Deboarding chaos. Everyone unhappy. Hour late again."

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: "It was actually a flight from new Orleans to Detroit. Seats were assigned at the gate for myself and many others. It seemed like the gate agent didn't care where she assigned guests who were travelling together as several people were not able to sit with their travel companion. Once I was on the plane I however switched with someone to allow them to sit next to their companion and put me closers to mine. Everything else went smoothly."

Cons: "No entertainment available at all. There were empty seats available and passenger next to me in the aisle seat was not offered to move--she fell asleep with her legs crossed and kept kicking me in the middle seat--I was traveling with the window seat passenger."

Cons: "The flight was delayed when the pilot's tablet failed and he had to run to operations to get another. Seemed odd. While this was going on they decided to fuel the plane. Seemed like an excuse because they didn't have their act together on the fueling. Tablets are pretty reliable, do they really rely upon an ipad to get us where we are going?"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Had to cancel. Delta will not refund and makes it near impossible to book another flight!"

Cons: "Boarding process"

Pros: "Good"

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: "Everything"

Cons: "Que respeten los horarios de vuelos."

Cons: "My trip to lima was a beautiful flight. The staff was very profession."

Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful. No complaints or issues."
Cons: "The only thing I didn’t like was the Panama City airport. Nothing wrong with the airliner."

Pros: "I just enjoyed the flight, food, and professionalism!"
Cons: "The seats were a but uncomfortable."

Pros: "The crew was great!"

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"

Cons: "There were no vegetarian lunch options."

Pros: "Need more leg room. airlines are craning us in like sardines"
Cons: "A little pepper to go with the omelette breakfast"

Pros: "It was a nice and short flight. The food given to us was quite good, even though it was shorter than 2 hours."

Pros: "Crew on copa was wonderful!"
Cons: "So hot in the plane as we sat on the plane waiting to go I was actually getting sick!"

Cons: "Did not receive any service"

Pros: "The flight was only an hour and a half yet we weee given a hot meal, a snack, and complimentary (alcoholic) beverages. Boarding was organized and timely, the crew was friendly. Couldn’t have asked for more. Smoothest flight experience I’ve had in a while."

Pros: "Nice wide seat."
Cons: "Seats didn’t recline much at all. Food only so so."

Pros: "First time on this airline. Friendly crew and good entertainment for a long flight."

Cons: "Did not happen, forces to spend the night in Panamá due to airline miss-management and miss-planing. Ruined my trip!!"

Cons: "Flight was diverted to Guayaquil. Missed my connection to Manta."

Cons: "..."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Excellent and friendly service, comfortable flight, efficient check in, baggage delivered in less than 15 minutes after landing"
Cons: "Everything was good. I don't have any suggestions for improvements."

Pros: "I slept through the entire trip."

Pros: "Even on this short flight, a snack was offered. Flight was smooth and on time."
Cons: "If I have to name something, it was a less new plane without personal entertainment systems."

Cons: "Didn't allow me to board since less than 1 hour before flight (due to late connection on other carrier). Tried to gouge me for another $1500 to catch next flight. Awful customer service. Buy travel insurance if using copa! Expensive lesson"

Cons: "atención de azafatas no fue amable para vuelos de larga duración debería instalarse mas TV"

Pros: "Food during the flight. Very helpful staff."

Pros: "Love the fast flight"

Cons: "Did not catch connecting flight because first flight was canceled"

Cons: "They weren't able to get my traveling companion and I seats next to each other."

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: "Stores in Panama"
Cons: "When you get into Panama in the airport they control people in a rude way. (specially when we were from Panama to the USA. They make questions and review the luggage not friendly."

Pros: "For the price, it was an incredible deal. Not fancy but kind flight attendants, standard economy class (meaning, as bad as all the others for space, definitely not the worst Ive flown, much better than cheap european airlines), had an on time connection in Panama... I would definitely fly again. I speak Spanish but all Copa staff speak English, so it was really easy."
Cons: "They do not have a way to order vegetarian food on their website so I did not eat on either flight, which was really frustrating."

Pros: "Smooth trip no delays of any kind. The airlines used a newer plane and each seat had its only tv for watching your own movie or play some games, that will always be a big plus for me. Also they provided snacks and drinks"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Personal y abordaje"
Cons: "Asientos incómodos comida mala entretenimiento malo"

Pros: "After I missed my flight I was greatly helped by a transfer agent named, Ana Raquel. She did everything she could to help me as they arranged to get me on the next flight and as I waited and boarded. The other agent serving at that same desk also helped. I am sorry I did not get her name. No one could have been nicer than Ana was to me."
Cons: "When I arrived in Panama my boarding pass said the flight from Panama to Quito was leaving from Gate 20. I checked with the departure information and did not see Quito on the list. I made the mistake of not checking the time. And therefore waited and waited at gate 20 for the flight to Panama which by that time I had missed. And saw later that the gate had been changed at the last to Gate 24. I thought it would have been nice if Copa could have posted the change at Gate 20 . I would not have missed the flight."

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."

Pros: "The flight attendants were courteous and professional. I have always loved flying on Copa."

Pros: "I love that food was included in our ticket price!"

Cons: "No announcements when boarding. The speaker system was not used once"

Cons: "We flew from Quito to Cuenca, Ecuador and after circling the city several times the pilot announced we were going back to Quito in order to deal with an equipment issue. I appreciate the move from a safety standpoint, the passengers were given no information about WHY we were going back or how long it would take."

Pros: "Todo estuvo perfecto !"

Pros: "Great food, great crew assistant"

Pros: "After snow delayed departure from Newark, we have made it as far as Panama City, Panama. Our bags, apparently, are in Quito, Equador! Such fun!"

Cons: "Overbooking, they also left my baggage and it´s lost until now!"

Pros: "FOOD"
Cons: "NO ENTERTAIMENT"

Pros: "At take off the plain a bird hit the wing. Crew gave feedback on what they knew. They remain calmed and try to share that feelings of everything will be alright."
Cons: "It took too long to get the flight changes. Staff was taking names of volunteers that wanted to stay, and for those who wanted to leave in the next flight. This could be more efficient by making groups--depending on the options. And try to keep more staff in the floor to help the passengers to direct them in the right option. We had only four people trying to do all."

Cons: "My baggage did not arrive in Quito until 2.5 days later. Apparently it did not leave Panama with my flight."

Pros: "Leg room and food. Opportunity to upgrade"

Cons: "There was no in-flight entertainment"

Cons: "Too short a connection between flights. Missed connection. No priority for those with connecting flights. No customer service to ensure passengers know which gates to go through and if passenger has chance of making flight. No recognition of time it takes to get through customs and security to make connecting flight. Actually any semblance of customer service was lacking for passengers to make connecting flights."

Cons: "Orderly sitting of economy class passengers"

Cons: "The only company that constantly delays flights. Narrow and uncomfortable places in the business class. They waited 4 days for the suitcase! They are not responsible for receiving compensation for the delay in suitcases! Where to write and call?"

Pros: "The crew was great. Very friendly and provided excellent services. I was surprised that they serve food (a cheese sandwich) and drinks for a 40 mins flight. That would have never happened in the US"
Cons: "We had to take a bus to get to the airplane from the terminal, which was no big deal. The bus driver was a little rough though."

Pros: "The flight was seamless,appreciated the frequent food and drink service"
Cons: "The boarding was priority and then everyone else. Didn’t realize economy boarding had no real order."

Cons: "The Soviet Union wants its airline back. This was perhaps the RUDEST airline experience I've ever experienced. I was at Frankfurt (FRA) airport waiting to board Air Moldova Flight 864 to Chisinau (KIV). Due to a delay caused by Frankfurt security (and no fault of my own), I was delayed in reaching the gate. Since it was past my boarding time, I grabbed my bags from the conveyor belt once past security without having time to repack. I arrived at the gate and the extremely rude Air Moldova gate agent on duty yelled at me and demanded that I give her my boarding pass. When I told her I needed to pack, she yelled that there was “no time for that”. When I searched for my pass, she again yelled and said “NOW!”. When I told her that it was not my fault that I arrived late since there was a delay at security, she said “Not my problem!”. After she checked my boarding pass, I tried to repack and she again yelled “There is no time. Go to the bus NOW!” I once again told her that it was not my fault I got delayed and she again yelled “NOT MY PROBLEM”. In addition to rude employees, the airline is clearly in violation of safety regulations. The safety card in the back seat pocket was written in ARMENIAN – and Armenian only, thanks to the plane having been leased and Air Moldova not appropriately changing the safety cards. How did they expect people who read Romanian or Russian (the local languages) or English to understand it! On top of that, the plane was easily 20 years old or more and dirty. If they can't even keep a plane clean or have the appropriate safety cards, what else are they not maintaining. Do not fly this terrible airline!"

Pros: "Great reminder. Perfect communication about dalays etc. I will book through Kayak again"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "not much"
Cons: "The worst food I have ever had the displeasure of having in my mouth. The staff kept bumping into me and therefore did not sleep at all."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "One of the female flight attendants got impatient with a few passengers."

Pros: "there is a big amount of space between the rows making sitting very comfortable"
Cons: "lack of ventilation above the heads"

Pros: "The crew was very friendly, and overly willing to help."
Cons: "The crew called ahead to warn our connections of our delay. Unfortunately, Lufthansa doesn't care about honoring their duty to paying customers."

Cons: "My bag was lost, exsept close I lost life-saving drags like insulin and other. I not live in Finland and don’t have there my medical record that can go in farmasy without medical prescription to buy medicin. Today is my 70 years burthday. This is a good present to celebrate. Thank you"

Pros: "The agent worked hard to find us another flight to rome"
Cons: "Our plane sat on turnac in Toronto waiting for a parking gate for 30minutes making us miss our connecting flight. Finally arrived but missed our train to Florence had to stay Saturday night in Rome while our villa in Lucca sat empty which was paid for"

Pros: "Very friendly atmosphere at boarding gate & helpful crew on journey, plus surprisingly good food foe economy class made for positive feel to this trip. Add to it the fact I caught a movie I'd missed seeing at cinema plus even getting a few hours sleep, this was probably one of my better long haul flights in recent times."

Pros: "Comfortable seats. Good snack. Helpful crew. We needed extra assistance and staff were very accommodating."
Cons: "No negative comments."

Cons: "The flight got delayed and it was a nightmare for my handicap old mom."

Pros: "Great crew and service."
Cons: "The online check-in didn’t let me select Green Card only Visa. I couldn’t check in and when I called Lufthansa I was on wait for over 30 minutes. When I finally got to speak to someone, this person couldn’t help me. I got terrible seats because of this, luckily they could switch me to a better seat right before the flight. Think Online check-in should be arranged better."

Pros: "Very helpful crew, great service. Will fly again."
Cons: "Almost missed connecting flight had to run hard to make it. Airline did nothing to assure us that we will make it to next flight. Was very stressful, can do better."

Pros: "crew is nice"
Cons: "breakfast was pretty lame !"

Pros: "Food was good. Flight was on time, everything went smoothly"

Pros: "The trip from frankfurt to boston was amazin"
Cons: "The plane from beirut ti frabkfurt was old. No entertainment on board, no screens"

Cons: "I guess I can’t properly rate the flight because it was canceled and I ended up flying United. I will say that that flight was fine. I was disappointed that there were zero notifications telling me that my initial flight with Lufthansa was canceled. When I finally got through over the phone, I was booked for a flight that I couldn’t make and had to wait until the next day to start my trip."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I LOVED the Crew. Exceptional! Polite, accommodating, kind, friendly. Just wonderful. The food was pretty good too! The entertainment was great. I loved that the toilets were in a separate area downstairs! The flight was overall pretty comfortable. The cabin temperature was also great, not the freezing temperature found on American planes. Thank you LUFTHANSA!!!"
Cons: "The flight was late boarding and late arriving in Munich. I had a connecting flight to make and that was a harrowing experience. I had no precedence offers the other passengers in deplaning. I was given no help in making my connecting flight. I had to queue up for border control. I had to go up and down numerous escalators. I was stopped by a policeman asking for papers which I had already given to border control. I had to take a train and change terminals. My connecting flight was departing from the farthest gate possible in the terminal. I was running the entire time, and I barely made it. Had I not been running, I would have missed my connection."

Pros: "Very nice staff at the gate and awesome media selection on the plane."

Pros: "Excellent service. Everybody from the crew up had smile. Very good atmosphere. I would definitely fly with up guts again"
Cons: "I'm 6'2 230 seat was tight for me but that is it"

Cons: "Flight got canceled and never got new flight! Also never got money back!"

Pros: "On my going flight MSP to Frankfurt, I had a normal seat and as a tall person, it was miserable. The seats were so tight I had to have my legs in the aisle and constantly stand just to make it. On the return I was given an exit row and it was quite nice."
Cons: "Condor is a reduced price airline so I was not expecting a large amount of entertainment. But only two free movies was a little bit extreme. The music selection was good."

Pros: "Excellent service and attentive crew. Food was good and arrived on time."

Pros: "This was actually a United Airlines flight connecting to a Lufthansa flight in Munich. The crew was friendly and thanked us individually for flying with them as we prepared for landing."

Cons: "Improve the food quality"

Cons: "The plane was half way full, i had the seat in the economy section same like a big guy, at one point i asked the flight attendant if i can change my seat to another economy seat (I didn't want a free upgrade) because the guy in my right could fit in his seat with the arm rest down and it was getting uncomfortable for me. She told me if i want a upgrade, witch I refuse to get and didn't help me in any way with the problem that i had. I think for cases like this even though it's an economy seat it still cost 750$ and for a 9h flight witch transformed in a 14h flight because weather condition and fueling problems, flight attendants should be more mindful with the guest confort rather than upselling. Lufthansa it's a geat company with great airplanes but i think that in order to get people to come back you should treat people in the economy class like normal people that pay a price nothing close to the word economy"

Cons: "Call me .food was not good. Had to leave breakfast half eaten. Worried if not spoiled because tasted freezer old."

Pros: "Friendly service, everything very organized, calm atmosphere on board"
Cons: "Entertainment options pretty limited, personnel at check in for flight rather rude"

Pros: "Clean, new aircraft with comfortable seats, excellent in flight service by the cabin crew, great selection of in-flight entertainment. Punctual departure and arrival (very smooth landing of the B747-800!!)"
Cons: "I asked at the gate in Frankfurt if I would need to show all our passports again before boarding. The Lufthansa gate agent said she didn't think they would be checked again and to just have boarding passes ready. So I packed the passports on my carryon backpack and just had our 7 boarding passes for our family. Then at the end of the jet bridge right before getting on the aircraft, two people were checking passports again. I had to unpack them from the folder in my backpack. Not a big issue, but the gate agent gave me bad information and should have known we needed boarding passes and passports for boarding."

Pros: "Flight was only about 60% full. Wine was offered with each beverage pass....also cognac offered after dinner. Plane was newer,comfortable. Lots of legroom in our "more legroom" upgraded seat. Departed on time and arrived early."
Cons: "Goulash meal meat was gristle and inedible. Other food was O.K."

Pros: "Smooth flight, good service"
Cons: "Leg room."

Pros: "Both airports were great, food and shopping extremely convenient. very clean airports as well"
Cons: "#1 at Venice, allow the customers who checked in online to drop bags faster by giving them a separate line. And the online payment for bags was not user-friendly Venice should have a bus shuttle for the older folks from the Water Taxi to the terminal and one person to monitor the security at this location at all times. A few more signs in multiple languages at the security checkpoint would have made the line go faster. Same thing at the ticket check-in counter."

Pros: "Staff are very friendly & well mannered. I like it since it's my first to fly with Lufthansa which compare to Swiss Air"

Pros: "Online check in is efficient, staff both at the airport and on board are friendly and helpful. Seats (economy) are OK. Onboard entertainment is good (good choice of films, TV shows and games)"
Cons: "Food - as usual airline food is mostly inedible and unappealing. I usually eat at the airport before the flight and skip the meal onboard."

Pros: "Space"
Cons: "I could not obtain in Frankfurt airport a boarding pass of my connection from Rio to Santiago"

Pros: "Twenty minutes early on arrival"
Cons: "Not necessarily a problem for others but very back of plane left no room to recline."

Pros: "Easy on, easy off this flight. Crew was good on this flight. Got us all on and to Frankfurt no problems"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I wasn't even on this airline my booking reference said that I was. I had this airlines flight number I go to the gate to check in, and then for me I'm on Air Canada. This was a mass from the start I will never use this airline or Air Canada again they ruin my login and told me it's still usable we had a delayed for three hours on the plane. Never never again!"

Cons: "This long haul flight was on an Airbus plane with five restrooms in the basement. There was not enough space to accommodate people waiting in the basement so people had to stand on stairs or by the galley. Flight attendants kept on telling people not to do so but there was simply not enough space."

Pros: "comfortable seats pleasant flight attendants"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Adjusting the reading lights needs to be more straight forward. It is always hard to find out how to turn the lights off. I like to sleep on planes and every plane seems to be different."

Pros: "Despite the tight connection we made the flight to barcelona, a special work around bus was used - very effective."
Cons: "Flight was delayed in take off due to weather and arrived late making connection to barcelona tight. Audio visual system on flight was poorly responsive"

Pros: "Good take off and landing. Crew was thoughtful and polite."
Cons: "Could improve on boarding. Perhaps start with the people that have seats in the back of the plane first to make it easier to board and not block the aisles, instead of having everyone board at once. Also need more comfortable seats."

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