Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to San José
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 9h 00m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($94) and Multiple Airlines ($139), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($230).
For New York LaGuardia Airport to San José, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to New York LaGuardia Airport, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Horrible seats"
Pros: "No traffic to LGA. No security lines. First in line to take off."
Cons: "Snack options are very poor."
Cons: "Seat was very hard and uncomfortable"
Pros: "Comfy seat, great entertainment options"
Pros: "The steward was super friendly."
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Cons: "We had 3:10h delayed..."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Cons: "ages they don’t came"
Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Entertainment system for myself and my wife failed after an hour."
Pros: "Service was great in 1st class"
Cons: "The movie Black k Klansman was great but the system had a problem. Not sure if just my seat or the whole digital video system. Every few minutes it would get choppy and unwatchable. I had to rewind and then it would be fine for a while. Like a video buffering problem."
Pros: "There was a short delay but it was done professionally and I got a notice about it. I had nice people seating next to me and the craw was ok."
Cons: "It was upsetting that they didn’t have earbuds/headphones as my iPhone headphones can’t connect to the TV so I had to watch a movie without sound. You should have extras. I also wish they had a banana for us, it’s better than pretzels. And cheep and healthy."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "On time and quick boarding."
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "Prompt on time service."
Pros: "The fight was fantastic."
Cons: "Baggage claim took an hour"
Pros: "Service top notch"
Pros: "Smooth ride, checked in online, electronic boarding pass, going through security - a breeze. Was little apprehensive because I heard bad things about AA - my 1st experience was good."
Cons: "New cheap fare is honestly offensive trash."
Pros: "Boarding as quick and efficient. Staff were friendly and courteous"
Cons: "Nothing bad to comment on as the trip was a smooth trip"
Pros: "The fly departed on time"
Pros: "Bad weather came in n I was rerouted on Time"
Pros: "Good Airplane"
Cons: "Delays and baggage delayed"
Pros: "It was on time boarding and landing"
Pros: "Small airport"
Cons: "Service and flexibility, needed to call online for assistance"
Pros: "My neighbor."
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for over an hour for no apparent reason."
Cons: "No priority boarding for people with babies and toddlers"
Cons: "It's AA, never again"
Pros: "Planes boarded on time"
Cons: "Long wait on runway before take off"
Pros: "My trip was awesome and very easy."
Pros: "Movie selection is great."
Cons: "No cookies :("
Cons: "Space between seat rows to small"
Pros: "It is good"
Pros: "This time every thing excellent"
Cons: "No tv on seat. Those dumb comedy tv show"
Cons: "Entertainment was boring"
Cons: "Good service ! Window seat!"
Pros: "Not enough luggage space for regular number of passengers on board"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The service was excellent Very cleaning airplane The people the travel was super good especially the children."
Cons: "Did not allow me to sit in the location I had been assigned."
Pros: "On time and smooth"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Wi-Fi could be better with no interruptions. My movies were interrupted 2 times."
Pros: "Minimal amount of announcements"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable and toilets were in need of cleaning."
Pros: "I know how everything works with United Airlines."
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi for everyone!"
Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"
Cons: "More legroom."
Pros: "i asked for a glass of water and the answer was you had one already hahahahahaha"
Pros: "Bathroom was clean and nice"
Cons: "I farted on the plane"
Cons: "Under staffed. After a long friday in New York I was looking forward to a glass of wine. You would think 2.5 hr flights could handle serving everyone drinks."
Cons: "The seat cushion of 21A seems tilted forward. Please fix it."
Cons: "If you don't check luggage you can't pre-print your boarding pass or pick your seat, which adds a few minutes at the airport."
Pros: "Great rate easy to book & accurate"
Pros: "Service was outstanding"
Cons: "It was after 10p. The lights were going on and off for beverage services and garage pick up. The lights were the stewards were were on, either for them or for people going back and forth to the bathroom ."
Cons: "The fact that I wasn't able to sit with my travel partner"
Cons: "Can't think of i enjoy it"
Pros: "On schedule"
Cons: "My luggage lock was broken."
Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"
Pros: "Not much, except maybe the price."
Cons: "Rude ground staff (air staff were nice). Several delays and not organized at all."
Cons: "Tickets oversold i almost got to wait till morning 10am"
Cons: "Fligh delay."
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Pros: "The service was fantastic."
Cons: "I was delayed and missed my connecting and then was not helped in Denver."
Pros: "Very nice experience"
Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed /"
Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."
Cons: "All of it. EVERY SINGLE BIT..."
Cons: "Wine not good for price. Has to check carry-on bag."
Pros: "All was good"
Cons: "Have to pay for tv. And headsets aren't loud enough to hear tv"
Pros: "Everything. We were held up in traffic and United was so accommodating. We were in awe"
Cons: "We had a Turblance in Chicago !!"
Pros: "This airline is better than most of the others."
Cons: "Boarded, then sat on runway for about 50 minutes"
Pros: "All was well"
Cons: "I had no real complaints"
Pros: "Everything was great! I was happy to find such a great deal last minute."
Pros: "arrived on time despite delayed departure"
Cons: "1 of the worst landing I have ever experienced."
Cons: "I felt like tuna in a can."
Pros: "Easy fast friendly!"
Cons: "That it wasnt free :)"
Pros: "I liked that 1 out of our four flights had more room & personal tvs."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that out of our four flights three were not too comfortable... & no tvs on three out of four"
Pros: "smooth sailing the staff was pretty good"
Pros: "How they take care us in the plane I love!!"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Onboarding was very simple and fast. It took less than 20 minutes."
Pros: "Stewart was most enjoyable while giving safety instructions and we arrived 45 minutes early!"
Pros: "Easy and quick trip Very organized"
Pros: "The price of my tickets"
Cons: "They charge extra for everything!!!"
Cons: "The chairs in the back were very uncomfortable. Too tight of a space!!!"
Pros: "I made it to my destination a couple of minutes early."
Cons: "Space too tight. No food or snacks."
Cons: "Nothung is free…"
Pros: "We arrived ahead of schedule"
Cons: "1. Unreasonable luggage charge 2. Luggage Claim was not efficient"
Cons: "Coming and going one of the worse experiences of my traveling life"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Was skeptical after reading horror stories of Spirit Airlines. Everything was good and not at all as the horror stories depicted"
Cons: "Delay of about 45 mn"
Pros: "The boarding was nice and fast"
Cons: "Almost everything except the boarding"
Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Pros: "A young musician played his violin for us."
Cons: "The plane did not take-off in a timely manner. We taxied for 50minutes."
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Tiny, plane, excessive baggage charges. Terrible experience. Will not fly Spirit again."
Pros: "The pilot was experienced"
Cons: "Wait at gate."
Pros: "The trip was short and good"
Pros: "low ticket price"
Cons: "a la carte pricing, not the best staff"
Cons: "Uncomfortable ride with no entertainment Got stuck with a couple the fight the whole ride"
Cons: "No delays."
Cons: "Not strict with luggage measurements."
Cons: "Had to sit on runway for 20 minutes. But for being previously delayed, Spirit made a timely recovery"
Cons: "insolent, incompetent woman at baggage checkin"
Cons: "Pilots were late."
Cons: "Overall terrible experience"
Pros: "No delays!! Staff was friendly."
Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""
Pros: "It landed"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "everything went smooth"
Cons: "not being able to add bag during buying and being charged 10 more because i had to do online."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Pros: "Don't know"
Cons: "Baggage fee is to big"
Pros: "Agents are very nice"
Cons: "You had to paid for everything"
Pros: "Everyone was very nice and went out of their way to be helpful."
Pros: "I have no complaints"
Pros: "GETTING OFF THE PLANE."
Cons: "EVERYTHING ELSE."
Cons: "Not food and comfort"
Pros: "Initial cost (before add-on)"
Cons: "$50 bag fee. Never again. Late both directions. 45 min wait for bag at DTE. Poor, far below expectations."
Airlines flying from New York LaGuardia Airport 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 New York LaGuardia Airport to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to San José
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to San José
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to San José
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to San José