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San José Juan Santamaria Intl
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MayBest time to beat the crowds with an average 21% drop in price.

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DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 36% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$420(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$370or less

Good deal one-way

$172or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $172 or less one-way and $370 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San José was found 71 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
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Top 4 airlines serving New York John F Kennedy Intl to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

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Pros: "Nothing. Expensive fare, plus check up luggage charge and the food was chips and water or soda"
Cons: "Same as above"

Cons: "I could not recline the seat, and also the table was broken. The plane took off very late from schedule."

Cons: "A complimentary lunch meal should be served."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "fast and nice"

Pros: "No delay"
Cons: "There are nothing I do not like."

Pros: "all around great"
Cons: "no problems"

Pros: "Free food."
Cons: "Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option."

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "Xx"

Pros: "Not much. No room"
Cons: "C above"

Pros: "Satisfied"
Cons: "Seating"

Pros: "Sorry but there was nothing to complain about. No bitchin here."

Pros: "Communication, space"

Cons: "Boarding process needs more work. Boarding announcements need to be loud and clear."

Cons: "no ticket at airport i did not fly."

Pros: "Always pleased with JetBlue"

Pros: "Absolute BS"

Cons: "Delay 2 hrs"

Cons: "It was too cold inside."

Pros: "Had a row to myself"
Cons: "Waiting for gate when we arrived"

Cons: "There is always some kind of delay with this company. The very worse."

Pros: "Customer service and seat space."
Cons: "Food could have been better"

Cons: "Bad AC"

Pros: "Everything on time."
Cons: "The seat in hard."

Pros: "Service, spaceous, fly-fi actually works!"

Pros: "It was easy boarding! Attendants were nice and efficient. Made excellent time by arriving early. Flew round trip. Departing CHS late but arriving early at JFK. I will definitely fly JetBlue again"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "My trip info wasn't working after a reset."

Pros: "The wonderful hospitality"
Cons: "There isn't much i didn't like"

Pros: "Service perfect"

Pros: "So comfortable"
Cons: "The food on board could be better"

Cons: "They information re the baggage was incorrect"

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "I Enjoy Every Moment In Puerto Rico La Parguera En El Pueblo De Lajas , La Guancha En Ponce, Playa Crashboard En Aguadilla, El Faro En Rincon ,Playa Jobos En Isabela,Balneario De Boquerón En Cabo Rojo Me Encantan Las Playas El Agua Es Tan Clara Y La Arena Blanca ,Las Gente Es Muy Servicial."
Cons: "No Tener Más Días Para Seguir Disfrutando. I Love My Island Is Beatiful."

Pros: "Mediocre"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "From the start to the end nice right no problems at all thank you"

Pros: "I liked the spacious seating of course"
Cons: "I was disappointed in the boarding, I traveled with my young daughter and infant son and when they announced those who require additional time, handicap assistance,etc I proceeded to board then all these other folks also jumped up skipping me and my children when it was not their turn. And the gate people allowed them to do so I had to be the one to say excuse me we were here 1st. On top of that when we landed back in NY I heard my stroller get tossed and discovered when I got home it was broke. So upset!!!"

Pros: "Everything."

Cons: "They didn't have any Eat Up meals."

Pros: "Also on time."

Pros: "good"

Pros: "Plane was painfully cold"
Cons: "The cold. Ordinarily I think that JetBlue is marvelous Adrian"

Pros: "Good customer service and friendly"
Cons: "It was all good!"

Cons: "Seat didn't recline as well"

Pros: "landing"
Cons: "late departure"

Pros: "Smooth"
Cons: "I can't find anything I would change. Maybe a foot massage would have been nice. I got to my destination alive and on time. Thank you JB!"

Pros: "everything is fine, I felt safe all the way. Good job."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Arrival on time Many meals provided Clean plane"

Pros: "Everything was good"

Cons: "the sandwich was cold, they should have used the microwave"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "More Colombian ethnic products like Chocoramo or Achiras"

Cons: "I can’t tell nothing more about, cause everything was really excellent"

Pros: "Delete"
Cons: "On time"

Pros: "Easy check in, and boarding process."

Cons: "Our trip was from NY to Cartagena connecting to Medellin. Our original lay over was suppose to be for 2 hours it became 7 hours!!! I missed the time in renting my car. That office closed at 8pm We also missed most of the remaining day to our day at the hotel Los Recuerdos in Guatape. Just awful!!"

Cons: "They lost my luggage"

Cons: "No me gusto que ami mama una persona con necesidades especiales La pusieron en los últimos hasientos del avión cuando yo llame para pedir que la pusieran enfrente."

Pros: "Big failed work in new york check-in account. After the 1 hour waiting, let us(who has ticket after the 01:00) the line with only one reason why it's so early and need to support other laters. Moreover, had lost my baggage."
Cons: "Big problem was with several hundreds travelers to Bogota, Sao Paulo for 23:10~40. Avianca accounts don't have any classification to avoid this type disorders problem. Had waited my bag on the band during 1 hour. But, wasn't arrived various travelers bag from new york."

Pros: "The way they are with the passengers"

Cons: "3 cancel flights"

Pros: "Thumbs up"
Cons: "Everything was fair"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Long line to check bags"

Pros: "The personal in the counter are very professional."

Pros: "Avianca es la aerolinea que prefiero y continua siendo"
Cons: "Las aeromozas tienen muy mala actitud, parece que uno les está pidiendo plata."

Cons: "To many hours waiting"

Cons: "s o much delay!!!"

Pros: "Food. As usual with avianca was amazing."
Cons: "The staff. Completely unprofessional. Flying executive from SJO to JFK with the Costa Rican staff was amazing. This one compared, was deplorable."

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "Great"

Cons: "Cobros indevidos...depende de como se levantó de humor el supervisor.así le cobran al pasajero..viajamos 11 personas y solo a mi me cobraron equipaje extra....todos viajamos con 2 maletas...."

Pros: "It was hard to not laugh at the gate confusion, time confusion, and clear general incompetence of the thousands of airport staff."

Pros: "fine"
Cons: "no issues. all fine."


Cons: "Everything was wonderful except for taking too long to disembark"

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "The flights wers on time"

Cons: "Not enough legs room for someone who is 6.2 ft (1.88M). Boarding was so long and and disorganized The counter at the gate can not sell yu an upgrade ticket or the possibility to switch seat"

Cons: "They destroyed my son's stroller"

Cons: "The aircraft was very cold"

Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Staff help us tho resolve some troubles with wrong name on check in."
Cons: "Wrong name in check in on line"

Cons: "Just very tight seating"

Cons: "The airplane was terribly dirty and disgusting"

Pros: "Impressed from the checking to the smooth landing. Clean airplane, pleasant stewardesses, on time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "2times was cancelled and I have to Stay 2 nights in Bogota"

Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"

Pros: "Being moved to a copa fligth"
Cons: "They had us 3hours con the plain and after that it was cancelled. Several people lost a full day of work no responsability from Avianca."

Pros: "Same as above."

Cons: "Really bad orange juice. Blankets were gone, they claimed to run out of them. Didn't got the Costa Rica customs papers."

Pros: "There was no one sitting by my side!"

Pros: "Todo me gustó"

Pros: "very good"

Pros: "Non stop flights"
Cons: "Prices are expensive"

Cons: "1 bag delivered whithout padlock and stole belogingns."

Pros: "The complimentary blankets and pillows"
Cons: "The crew constantly putting our window shades up"

Cons: "2 and a half hours of company owned delay. Very little explanation in situ."

Pros: "Short period of time"

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "They always change the gates, also too many disorders in the gate previous the boarding process, the process it is not clean. They took hand baggage aleatory to send to down and do not ask if we have fragile stuffs there."

Cons: "Maybe less cold the temperature."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "No earphones for hearing the movies"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "They completely damaged my luggage bags, so much for paying to check in to have it returned broken, thorn and without wheels. I want a reimbursement for the ticket or the cost of 2 new suitcases."

Pros: "Que el avion era de 2 filas conn2 lugares"
Cons: "La comodidad.. Son muy estrechos..."

Pros: "The attention with Copa Airlines was great"

Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding process in Panama is very disorganized"

Pros: "Excellent!!!"

Pros: "Christian was very attentive & genuine. He was professional and it was obvious he truly loved his job."

Cons: "Everything was OK"

Pros: "Everything’s was very good."

Pros: "Satff was polite and courteous. Plane was very comfortable."

Pros: "ME encantó ENCANTO viajar por copa, servicio, cumplimiento, excelentes!"
Cons: "De Panamá a Medellin no fueron tan amables."

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "Easy connection. Very sharp. My mom felt so fine."

Cons: "I had to keep my backpack in front under the seat. They should not allow heavy carry on's"

Cons: "Premium seating not a good buy."

Cons: "They canceled it."

Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "No Internet connection at tocumen airport"

Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "We were late to bord, therefore we were 1 late for rake off, on top of that a passagenger got sick on the plane and the way the staff managed the situation was very poor. Missed my connection. Hade a very bad experience, and more likely, I will not fly or recomend Copa"

Pros: "Bueno"

Pros: "Todo estuvo realmente bien con una excepción."
Cons: "Cuando abordé el avión me di cuenta de que el espacio sobre uno no es necesariamente el espacio designado para su maleta de mano, ya que uní puede guardar su maleta en el espacio sobre otra persona; sujeto a la voluntad del pasajero o la disponibilidad del espacio en el compartimiento. Creo que cada pasajero debería llevar su equipaje de mano justo sobre su asiento para evitar desorden, mal entendidos o que se pierda equipaje de mano entre la confusión."

Pros: "Everything."

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."

Cons: "This airline Lost my baggage and they didn’t help me"

Pros: "We actually arrived earlier than schedule. Very impressed."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "No air conditioning, small gates, too crowded."

Cons: "El aeropuerto internacional de Panama es sencillamente horrible y extremadamente caro y ni siquiera wifi free hay para los pasajeros que como yo tenemos que hacer escala. La señal para llamar por teléfono usando mi propia proveedor. Es un aeropuerto del siglo pasado que ya es hora COPA que tiene su centro de operaciones pongan de su parte para hacer más placentero la estadía en ese aeropuerto; aeropuertos como el CR o el de Bogotá no más sale uno del avión y hay excelente wifi que le permite a uno estar en contacto con la familia."

Pros: "The aireplane in clean. And the people ver y gently"
Cons: "Board not very organized"

Cons: "Ustedes cambiaron las fechas de nuestra reserva. Se hizo para el 9 de agosto. Y nosotros la pedimos para el 9 de julio. Cuando llamamos a cambiarla, salía más caro que comprar otro tiquete ida y vuelta. Yo tuve que comprar un tiquete por otra aerolínea para regresar de Nueva York a Medellín."

Pros: "No delays on departure. Smooth boarding process"

Pros: "Very friendly and professional service combined with good food"

Pros: "2 free checked bags, and hot sandwich and drink in coach"
Cons: "Can't think on anything"

Cons: "Never answered the numbers I called when I got to the airport ended up having to rent with another company"

Pros: "Short plane ride"
Cons: "Second plane from panama to Costa Rica, the crew embarressed me and my friend and I will never fly on that airline again if Sandie Machida ever works on it. She is the ruddiest and most unprofessional flight attendant and needs extra lessons on costumer service and how she hosts guests."

Pros: "- nice staff - food on the plane"

Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"

Pros: "everything was fine"

Pros: "Thank you for offering food, but something's without meat would have me flying copa every time!"

Cons: "Flights were delayed"

Pros: "Staffs were so kind and professional."


Cons: "Me dañaron una maleta y ya puse el reclamo"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Subieron la temperatura al aire acondicionado, hacia calor."

Pros: "love you guys!"

Cons: "Better entertaiment system"

Pros: "See above"

Cons: "Baggage lost."

Pros: "The stewardesses were very polite and helpful"

Cons: "6hours delay and no reimbursement. It sucked! Thank you."

Cons: "No individual screen. It would have been nice to know that beforehand. It was an unpleasant surprise."

Cons: "The fact that one could not book either an aisle or a window without paying significant sums is ridiculous - an additional $74 for a window seat and some were considerably more than that."

Pros: "Friendly staff."

Pros: "Priority boarding."
Cons: "Food is horrible at AA, in special breakfast!"

Cons: "Too little room for legs and cabin was colder than usual."

Cons: "My Chair would not recline it was broken and was crushed every time the guy in front would lay back on his cause I could not move mine!"

Pros: "In general everything was good."
Cons: "There was no menu to know ahead what was coming so I could have decided before the meals came"

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "Overall easy navigation."
Cons: "More signs for terminal to terminal navigation."

Cons: "Strange thing: my wife and I were in business class. The stewardess going down my isle said all dinner choices were already used up and I only had a choice of pasta or chicken. Later the stewardess went down the isle for my wife and she had all choices available! Weird. And the stewardess said this was as it was supposed to be."

Pros: "Cookie hehehh"

Pros: "Overall was great."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Boarding was on time and we departed on time and arrived on schedule-fllight was very comfortable"
Cons: "Snacks were ok but main meal could have been better- suggest u go back to box meal such as a sandwich and piece of fruit."

Cons: "Passengers too crammed in closer together."

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "Overall"

Pros: "overall okay"
Cons: "malaysia airlines only allows one check in? didnt give any headphones for tv"

Pros: "fly was on time, good service, food and entertainment."

Pros: "Fast once we were airborne"
Cons: "Delay without explanation, then sitting on tarmac for 40 minutes."

Cons: "No personal entertainment systems. I ordered a low lactose meal and got yogurt which is high in lactose!"

Cons: "Could not buy snacks"

Cons: "They were not honest with the information given by stewardesses"

Cons: " is very difficult to deal with."

Cons: "No usb or wall chargers. No inseat entertainment and glitchy wifi entertainment"

Cons: "There was no phone charger at the seat."

Cons: "The seat was extremely comfortable."

Cons: "Always delaysd"

Pros: "The pilot was amazing!"

Cons: "It was one hour late."

Pros: "Everything went smooth"

Pros: "Every thing."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Once we boarded, business class was very good."
Cons: "Food was pretty bad, dinner and breakfast. No taste at all."

Pros: "No delays, speedy boarding and off boarding."
Cons: " was great."

Pros: "Terrible porque no pude viajar ayer"

Pros: "Everything overall"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "found out upon boarding that my $97 ticket was for a business class seat. Awesome"

Cons: "Delayed 2 hrs"

Pros: "i have to pay $90 for my seat"

Cons: "It was a headache!"

Pros: "does not have compensation during my stay, sad"

Pros: "Seating way too tight"

Pros: "It was five star all the way."

Pros: "Everything except what I didn't like."
Cons: "Delayed departure"

Cons: "The movies were watched were old movies; they could be updated."

Cons: "breakfast was horrible"

Pros: "On time with no problems"

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