Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New York to South America
Avianca, ANA and JetBlue have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from New York to South America. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from New York to South America.
The cheapest ticket to South America from New York found in the last 72 hours was $102 one-way, and $321 round-trip. The most popular route is from New York to Guayaquil, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $83.
Eastern Airlines flies most frequently to Guayaquil from New York. In general, JetBlue, LATAM Airlines and Avianca fly the most to South America.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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: "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: "Not much. No room"
Cons: "C above"
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"
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"
Pros: "EVERY THING"
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: "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!!!"
Cons: "They didn't have any Eat Up meals."
Pros: "Also on time."
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"
Cons: "late departure"
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."
Pros: "Arrival on time Many meals provided Clean plane"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "I liked that the plane was not crowded. I was able to get comfortable while I watched tv. I liked that there was tv and movies available."
Cons: "Movie selection more up to date."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Even though there were flight/seats available, Avianca did not make them availability to flight changes and only for new reservations. Extremely disappointed at you fraudulent business practices."
Pros: "Nothing Crew were awful and not friendly"
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Cons: "More Colombian ethnic products like Chocoramo or Achiras"
Pros: "The crew was very acomodating"
Cons: "Better food options (banana muffin with sausage is weird) more messages from the captain (regarding air turbulence)"
Cons: "The mainance of the plane should have done entirely before the flight, we had a 1 hour delay from Bogota to Quito for this reason."
Cons: "I can’t tell nothing more about, cause everything was really excellent"
Cons: "On time"
Pros: "The business class seats on the JFK to Bogota section were excellent, while the seats from Bogota to Santiago were not as good...it was also a smaller plane."
Cons: "Would have liked to fly the Bogota to Santiago portion on the same aircraft as the first part of the trip."
Pros: "It’s a perfect flight from JFK to Bogota and now 3 times daily nonstop in new planes with great service, clean nice and comfortable service! I’ve been traveling this route for the last 30 years at least 20 times R/T yearly and it’s better than ever!"
Cons: "Boarding process was chaotic and not organized. It wasn’t clearly communicated which groups were being boarded."
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Everything first every single flight taken was delayed by at least 30 mins and not on time, then they played last minute rescheduleds in which they over booked by like twice the amount of people on flight and offer a mediocre 100 dollar travel voucher to make up for it to get on the next flight that’s 4 hours later. Since no one took that offer they ended up rescheduling it and stopping in other places to ale up for the lack of space, what was suppose to be a 6 hour flight turn in a 12 hour flight."
Pros: "Thumbs up"
Cons: "Everything was fair"
Pros: "The trip from New York to bogota, was excellent"
Cons: "The hour delay"
Pros: "Te crew ver helpfull."
Cons: "Nothing . Emery y Hong perfecto yo me H"
Pros: "The blanket, pillow, headphones and food."
Cons: "I was told hours before my flight that my flight was delayed due to weather in the NYC area and that the new flight time was two hours later. There were no weather issues at this time. This delay made me miss my connection and the only option was for me to have a 24 hour layover in Bogota, Colombia. As a woman traveling alone this was not acceptable to me but I had no other choice. I got a hotel room for the evening and tried to make the best of it. I was not offered any compensation for this inconvenience, nothing, not even an offer to pay for my hotel room. Similar things happened to three other people in my group that I was meeting in Peru all traveling from different locations. I lost an entire day in Peru because of this. On my return flight Avianca changed the times as well and I was forced to take an earlier fight home the day before I was scheduled to leave. I therefore lost a total of two days of my vacation because of Avianca and they did NOTHING to compensate me for it. STAY AWAY FROM THIS AIRLINE!!!"
Pros: "good service"
Cons: "I received an email from avianca saying i could cancel my flight and get a refund, I tried to take them uo on their offer but have still not heard back from them"
Pros: "Lost my luggage."
Cons: "The whole expericence was terrible. My bag is missing, the customer service for avianca airlines is the single worst experience I ver had to endured. Never again will I use either kayak or avianca. I’m a chef concierge for the four seasons hotel in NY and I will be sure sharing my experience."
Cons: "The plane was small and not clean."
Cons: "Long line to check bags"
Pros: "The personal in the counter are very professional."
Cons: "In NYC, they gate checked my VERY VALUABLE hand luggage that would have easily fit in the cost closet on board if the flight crew had been more understanding. Ground crew did not give me a ticket receipt for the gate check. The gate check luggage is now lost. I am very unhappy about this situation."
Cons: "To many hours waiting"
Pros: "The open my bags and take out a personal staff the my bags and the bags it’s was broken . I️ did a report about in the airport"
Cons: "They open my bags and take out a personal staff and the bags it’s was broken . I️ did a report in the airport . My name William ORTIZ . Owvvnyc@gmail.com"
Cons: "s o much delay!!!"
Pros: "Love everything about Avianca"
Pros: "The staff was nice"
Cons: "Old plane -"
Pros: "Not using Kayak, Avianca or Allianz ever again. There’s no accountability for anything."
Cons: "They managed to break my guitar case and leave me stranded in Colombia without a refund. Ended up having to buy a $800 return ticket with Jetblue."
Pros: "Some crew members was not kind"
Pros: "They were all very nice and helpful. We received two meals and snacks. I had a blanket and pillow. Couldn't complain."
Cons: "I had requested the wheel chair service due to my bad knee. When it came to boarding everything was great but when I got off the plane, no one brought the wheel chair. I ended up having to walk and hurt my knee further. They were suppose to help with my bags but I guess that's only in the USA"
Pros: "Nice clean plane. Well dressed staff."
Cons: "The crew wasn't very friendly or helpful. I could hear the group letter called out lond ,I wish there was a board I could have read them on."
Cons: "They destroyed my son's stroller"
Cons: "The aircraft was very cold"
Cons: "Just very tight seating"
Pros: "I booked my flight on Avianca (JFK, NYC, to Trujillo, Peru) and missed it by five minutes. I tried to get a rescheduled flight through them but they wanted to chare me $1700 for all new tickets."
Cons: "Unconcerned workers"
Pros: "The check was super friendly and great. The onboard people were very friendly as well."
Cons: "My TV screen didn't work."
Pros: "There was no one sitting by my side!"
Pros: "Starting at the check-in desk, the flight crew, airplane (newest 787), and the food provided, was spotless."
Cons: "Nothing to add here."
Pros: "Worst airline ever. I live in NYC and had a trip to Peru. Five flights in total. Only ONE of them worked out. Two were delayed by hours (Avianca's fault) and two others I missed because of Avianca's delays. Never flying Avianca again. Ever ever."
Pros: "Good service amazing crew clean airplane good cleaning protocols"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "I think all was very good"
Pros: "The tv is good addition Comfortable chairs"
Cons: "Menu could have been improved"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "The cabin temperature was very hot"
Cons: "More food more room - but hey that’s what we always want"
Cons: "5 hours delay. Most of that time we were on the runway. We even had to deplane and board again. We were given all kind of excuses till the pilot himself said that this is unheard off !!"
Cons: "Late taking off. Let's leave on time"
Pros: "The cAbin attendant was really good"
Pros: "I have no complaints. Not on"
Pros: "Timely, clean"
Cons: "A little chaotic at boarding time"
Pros: "The food and the service"
Pros: "After being redirected and behind on travel plans due to weather and missed flights this was a welcomed relief. Everything went as planned and staff was very helpful."
Pros: "Food and movies were good."
Cons: "Didn't leave on time."
Cons: "Price to get a little more space"
Cons: "Lack of legroom in economy"
Cons: "Terrible staff"
Pros: "Great upgrade program"
Cons: "Slow unloading of luggage"
Pros: "Excellent job"
Pros: "So many movies to watch. Keep it up!"
Cons: "The food was too sweet and salty."
Pros: "Layout of aircraft."
Cons: "USB port barely accessible. Also, it didn't seem to work."
Pros: "Smooth, easy, still long"
Cons: "Still long"
Cons: "Everything was on time, but we had to sit on tje runway for more that 30 mins which made us late all around. But aside from that everything feom Delta from dropping of bags to Landing in Miami was perfect."
Pros: "Friendly and cleanliness."
Cons: "Cold drinks were warm."
Pros: "Efficient hop to Boston"
Pros: "movie choices are great"
Cons: "the people sitting behind me kept talking about dying from the aircraft, it makes me uncomfortable."
Pros: "The boarding was efficient"
Cons: "Three hour departure delay. No explanation given. No apology."
Cons: "This is possibly the worst airplane food ive ever had. Ever. The chicken didn't look nor taste like chicken and it was in some weird green chickpea sauce?? Very unpleasant."
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: "Chicken kale salad was inedible. I did not know chicken had gristle!"
Pros: "Everything up to departure. Sat in line for almost an hour."
Cons: "Strangely cold!"
Pros: "Una hora de retraso"
Cons: "Una hora de retraso"
Pros: "Movies- pro staff"
Pros: "Plane was comfortable"
Cons: "In order to leave airport on time (plane came in late) they claimed overhead space was full and that remainder boarding passengers had to check their bags. (Bags to be picked up in baggage claim) When walked into plane saw plenty of overhead space for carryons!"
Cons: "Too old aircrafts"
Pros: "Every thing went well thx"
Pros: "The only airline that I'm aware of that still offers: • free snacks • free checked bags • free meal and drinks on international flights"
Pros: "Although I am a vegetarian, It was nice Delta was serving sandwiches."
Cons: "Everything sucks all the prople that work in check in are sucks, they were mad rude"
Pros: "wifi on flights"
Cons: "the exit door is not sealed properly so it was freezing ! so mush so that a nice layer of ice was created along side the door with me next to it. tons of fun. its super long and their is no food or video screens. bring yourown"
Pros: "Delta is one of the best airlines I've flown with. Staff is very helpful, and customer service and amenities are tip notch."
Pros: "The two ladies who were initially boarding passengers were excellent. They had wonderful people skills, were smiling, and extremely personable. I loved the interaction."
Pros: "It's nice to be theoretically in zone 2"
Cons: "Boarding is inconsistant. At JFK it was like boarding a plane in China. Everyone congested at the front. One Delta person taking tickets. Two Delta people not helping her. We boarded slowly, partially because people STILL refuse to check bags that are not carry on bags. We left late. Why have zones at all? Why have carrying rules that you don't enforce? Why did we pay $25 a bag if you don't enforce this? Food choices are funny, especially the "tapas". Whoever thinks THOSE are tapas should Google the word tapas. Delta reportedly earned 746 million in the first quarter and you charge for everything and still can't come up with decent food for us to BUY?"
Pros: "After flying American Delta was an miracle. I didn't have to spend the night in the airport. It was on time. Everyone was nice & helpful. Easy."
Cons: "Still waiting to take connection"
Pros: "The service"
Pros: "No drink because didn’t open de bottle. No one care about it."
Pros: "The crew wasnt nice"
Cons: "The organisation. Letting know to people about the documents required to access in a country by email in advance."
Cons: "Almost 2 hours of delay"
Cons: "The airline forced my wife to check her carry on AND THEN LOST IT."
Pros: "Nice sandwhich"
Cons: "Better organization with the boarding, and the waiting room at Panama was really bad."
Cons: "I lost one of my suitcases!!!!"
Cons: "We had a very early flight (1am) with an estimted arrival time at 6:30, but lights went on and breakfast was served at 5am- hard to get some rest!"
Cons: "Bad bad “ breakfast “ They promised me a boucher of $300 for the delay in Miami but I still whaiting for the response of the email more than a month"
Pros: "Customer service"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Limited movie selection"
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."
Cons: "Crowded and disorganized Panama gate and boarding. No tvs or entertainment. Bus shuttle in Panama and in Bogota"
Cons: "More of the same. Because of all the initial buffonery when we get to the gate for the connecting flight they us that my wife didnt have a seat and the flight was full."
Pros: "Christian was very attentive & genuine. He was professional and it was obvious he truly loved his job."
Pros: "I wish I could give more feedback but I was unable to get to my connecting flight."
Cons: "I was unable to reach my final destination after being denied entry into Panama City, even though it was just a layover. I'm very upset as I have to reach Quito, Ecuador by March 21st to propose to my girlfriend. Any help would be greatly appreciated."
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: "Easy connection. Very sharp. My mom felt so fine."
Pros: "the plane and the service"
Cons: "the airport don't have a good court"
Cons: "I had to keep my backpack in front under the seat. They should not allow heavy carry on's"
Cons: "They canceled it."
Cons: "This flight was not Wingo but Copa operated by Aerorepublica but the crew and planes were Copa."
Cons: "Me rompieron la maleta y la otra abrieron de un costado y sacaron algo encima me cancelan el vuelo me ponen más temprano pero en Panama me hicieron esperar 10 horas si me cambiaron debieron cambiarme tmb"
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"
Cons: "After reporting that things were stolen...Copa deny my claimed."
Cons: "My connection flight arrive extremelly far from the bogot flight gate, there was no onborad entertainment, some of the crew were rude to other passengers, poor comfort I wouldnt recommend copa to anyone"
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: "Excelente !10.0 un placer viajar con Copa"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Long delay living PTY"
Pros: "Ultimately the guest services supervisor at the PTY airport she talked and acted decently. Wish others would follow her example"
Cons: "More training. Improvement in operational detail. More respect for customers - does not mean always spending more but empathy and effective planning"
Pros: "Most of the Ticket/gate staff were kind"
Cons: "Flight cancelled and did not staff reticketing personnel adequately- people waited more than six hours on line m, being helped by only two agents Stupid and ridiculous"
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: "Service on the leg to Panama City was great, but the flight was delayed about one hour in departure"
Cons: "Because of the delay leaving JFK, I missed my connection to Santiago and had to take a later fligjt in Economy and only received a $400 voucher"
Cons: "Cabin crew based in South American countries don't speak a word of English."
Pros: "Good food"
Pros: "La atención"
Cons: "La comida"
Pros: "The seat was OK"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours on departure and the reason for the delay was never communicated. We had to move to another gate and board busses to take us to the plane which had been moved from the original gate. The meal was awful. The crew basically ignored us. And the luggage took 45 minutes to arrive at the carousel"
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: "The plane was clean and comfortable.With good choice of entertainment."
Cons: "There needs to be more translation to English."
Pros: "everything was fine"
Cons: "Subieron la temperatura al aire acondicionado, hacia calor."
Cons: "when we got to the airport, we were told we had NO TICKET!!!"
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: "Overall easy navigation."
Cons: "More signs for terminal to terminal navigation."
Pros: "Cookie hehehh"
Cons: "Passengers too crammed in closer together."
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"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Luggage is lost"
Cons: "Airfare.com 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: "Nothing..it was great."
Pros: "Great food and headphones"
Pros: "Terrible porque no pude viajar ayer"
Pros: "Everything overall"
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: "I liked the puntualty and the service in general."
Cons: "The food the bread was old and went."
Pros: "On time with no problems"
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