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— South America
Jun 23 — Jun 301
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1 adult
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0 bags
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August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$81

Average price round-trip

$722

Good deal round-trip

$168

Good deal one-way

$67
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Flight from Newark to Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
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JetBlueOverall score based on 20187 reviews
8.2Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.6Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.8Food
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Cons: "1 hour delayed"
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Cons: "1 hour delayed"
Cons: "Better selection of food. Snacks just did not cut it."
Pros: "Entertainment and new plane"
Cons: "Some of the crew where just mean people"
Pros: "Flight left quick and everything was in order"
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Leg room was amazing, WiFi was great and entertainment selection was wonderful."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed about 30-45 minutes. Would have been perfect if on time."
Cons: "The seats were very hard and uncomfortable for a 5 1/2 hr flight"
Pros: "Crew is always fantastic, JetBlue crew members never let me down!"
Pros: "Swift professional service. Pilot was exceptional; we didn’t even feel the landing or take off"
Cons: "N/a"
Cons: "There was an issue with the booking System. I received a text that my flight was delayed 2 hours then 20 minutes before the original time another text that the flight is now on time. This screwed up the entire trip"
Pros: "Crew was amazing and helpful. Flight was smooth. Chairs were comfy. We got home 30 mins ahead of time"
Cons: "Nothing. I thoroughly enjoyed it"
Cons: "Entertainment systems were very old. Some were not working. Old plane overall"
Pros: "Seat size"
Cons: "No entertainment. And ac/ventilation was horrible"
Cons: "More than one service during a 6 hour flight and friendlier crew"
Pros: "Seats are super comfortable. Great entertainment"
Cons: "The snacks"
Pros: "They upgraded my seat for more room I have no idea why but it was very ki d of BlueJet to do this I was extremely thankful."
Cons: "Wish all airlines could some how speed up the boarding process."
Pros: "Clean"
Cons: "Probably best airline to take to Houston"
Pros: "The flight was fast and safe!"
Cons: "Tv could’ve worked and the seats should have more space"
Cons: "Wasn't their fault but it was a pretty turbulent flight. It's winter and we flew NY to Costa Rica, this is expecteddue to the wind, in the winter, in warmer climates. you could tell the pilot was doing his best to avoid turbulence though & the staff were ultra professional."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Less angry customers"
Pros: "The crew was great. We left on time & arrived a few mins early"
Cons: "I guess boarding and disembarking. Since there’s only 1 door used it’s time consuming. Some international carriers do both front and back boarding & disembarking."
Pros: "Wonderful experience with Jetblue"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "It was in general a good experience."
Cons: "Snacks could be a tad more creative."
Cons: "My main comment is that the wi-fi didn't work for all passengers. One of the reasons I flew this airline was because they promise reliable wi-fi on the flight and despite multiple attempts to troubleshoot, it never worked."
Pros: "Missed flight gate changed not enough notice"
Cons: "Gate changed not enough notice missed flight"
Pros: "Jet blue has free potato chips and also allows you to watch television."
Cons: "Jet Blue provided 5 sequential delay messages over an hour. Their inability to better estimate departure is disappointing. The real problem is that delay was caused directly by the airline's incompetence. There were no weather issues, the takeoff spots were available. They simply failed to load snacks. Although there WAS a minor prior delay bc a slightly late plane arrival, we eventually were delayed about an extra hour to supply snacks on a 4-hr flight. Given the ground crew had EXTRA time to load and also considering the tiny set of options offered, this is senseless. Further, b/c they ran out of overhead bins, they offered to GATE check my luggage. This was essentially a lie - they put it with checked bags, unlike the gate checked items I watched others retrieve. The combination of these errors led me to arrive at the car rental desk after closure. This caused me to incur a taxi fare, so spend 30 min or so working out an alternative rental the following day, and then yet ANOTHER cab to the Car Desk to get the car. This is the only time in my hundred or so car rentals anything like this has happened. I will certainly think twice (or more) before booking Jet Blue again."
Pros: "Free WiFi, screen entertainment options are good though I didn’t take advantage. Crew alway super nice. Apparently there were some computer issues in th cockpit but pilot got through it without much delay."
Cons: "No power plugs at the seats. I’ve become accustomed to outlets on JetBlue flights and now other domestic carriers. Thought I’d get work done but the one time I didn’t charge up my laptop I find out I’m out of luck. Plane was visibly part of an old fleet."
Cons: "So the delay messages started at 7am two hours before the flight was scheduled to leave. Flight is over an hour delayed. The flight is only a hour long but still annoying. Arrived at the airport 2 hours early and noticed that the plane was in fact at the gate. Hmmm, no pilot apparently. Pilot arrives, we board with the hopes of getting out earlier than the delayed stated. But wait, all the passengers are on board but we are waiting for ice and catering. Seriously, the plane has been here for 2 hours and jet blue can’t spped things up and we are further delayed by waiting for ice. Poor planning!"
Pros: "L'espace dans l'avion - c'est la 1ère fois que j'en ai autant en classe éco ! Le personnel de bord, vraiment adorable, drôle et à l'écoute"
Cons: "Pas de distraction et collation limitée. Mais c'est vraiment un détail !"
Cons: "I have a problem with my ears, and asked the crew for nozzle drops, they don’t have"
Pros: "Price of ticket is about it."
Cons: "From the time I got to the gate 90 minutes before flight to the time I got off it was terrable. Delays before boarding with no explanation then the same continued onboarding. First it was waiting for bags. Strange when there's a 2 hour+ delay that all the bags weren't there? Then waiting for paperwork followed by the part they needed was incorrect and a new one was on it's way from the hanger.. Finally departed 1 hour plus later. The plane was an old cattle car. Free TV didn't work right, so at did not recline (no it wasn't an exit row.). Most of the crew and gate attendants were rude and indifferent except for on flight attendant. The entire row of seats didn't recline at all. She was very apologetic and acknowledged it was uncomfortable especially on a 5+hour flight. She did offer us something to eat, blankets earbud. Still my back was killing me upon arrival at Phoenix. JEt Blue. Get your act together. This is unacceptable."
Pros: "Cabin crew were great at looking after us and we had plenty of legroom in coach!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection was a bit limited and there was no wi-fi."
Pros: "Everything about once I got on the plane was great"
Cons: "My flight ended up being delayed 6 hours. Fine that happens, but what was particularly defeating was the fact that the 6+ hour delay was an accumulation of ongoing alerts of further delay. Had I just been told that it was be six hours, fine, I’d plan accordingly and take a nap, but because it was an hour or so increments of delay I was basically frozen by inaction and constantly having to adjust to another delay"
Cons: "Awesome"
Pros: "The crew was great, and so was a JetBlue pilot dead-heading in the seat next to me. I liked the space in the MoreSpace seat I paid for. I relieved that the upgrade seat came with boarding in the first group. Some airlines you pay for the seat, but you're still group 3 or 4 and, meaning all sorts of anxiety about the most miserable part of any flight, the dreaded fight for the overhead bins, wondering it you'll have to check the bag and then wait for it at the destination. Thank you for removing that."
Pros: "Great crew and movie options."
Cons: "The passenger in front of me was rude, but that's not the Jetblues problem."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was delayed half a dozen times, only to be canceled. Rescheduled on a flight that was scheduled to depart two hours before the original flight. Rescheduled after an hour hold. That flight was delayed the following day. Was diverted to Baltimore only to find out only some of us on our flight are getting out by a rude agent. Then no information at all. Had to run to catch an amtrak. Later found out if I stayed I would have stayed another 13 hours in Baltimore. Missed work and had no one home to take care of my family. Oh, and travel insurance will not cover anything. The plane itself was falling apart. Seat was broken and dirty. Everyones lights were broken and it smelled."
Pros: "The crew was nice and the boarding was efficient"
Cons: "The flight was over an hour delayed in reality, but we were only told it would be 30 minutes late. We then waited on the runway for a very long time, which wasn’t incorporated into the information we were given. This made me miss a dinner reservation in buffalo."
Cons: "No internet service No hot food"
Pros: "Food was really good, but the cabin crew were up to JetBlue's normal outstanding service"
Cons: "The range of movies is still pretty poor (if you're a frequent JetBlue traveller)"
Pros: "Nice crew.."
Pros: "There was nothing that stood out in a positive way"
Cons: "We had to unboard the flight because the plane had no fuel or something, and the interior of the plane was very old and outdated. No charger ports for your phone, terrible tiny screen with very limited choices in television, etc"
Pros: "The plane had more room overall than comparable and more expensive flights from other major carriers. The crew was professional and efficient."
Cons: "Food options were limited and unappealing, though pretty standard for industry. Flight was short in duration ~3 hrs, so not a real issue.. I thought that selling blankets and pillows was very cheap BUT that savings is reflected in ticket cost and a better flying environmemt and experience from start to finish."
Pros: "We boarded right on time and the boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed three hours because of air conditioning malfunctioning on the plane. We sat on the tarmac for almost two and a half hours, and it must have been around 85 degrees on the plane. There was a lot of miscommunication about whether we would be switching aircraft. They finally told us to deplane because we were probably going to switch planes. After 15 minutes in the terminal, we reboarded the same plane. Got to LA 3 hours late so had to deal with horrible rush hour traffic, which we had hoped to avoid had we taken off on time."
Cons: "A flight that was to leave at 6 am did not leave untill almost 9 AM because the maintenance was onboard and would not clear it.. They swapped airplanes gave us a new gate and the same problem at the new gate as well..... the maintenance is in the plane and we will begin boarding once they give us a green light..."
Cons: "Our TV was out the whole time while everyone else was enjoying the entertainment."
Pros: "The attendants were very friendly and accomodating. I have been travelling jetblue for seventeen years when flights to Buffalo was $49. I love jetblue."
Cons: "Seats are too cramp, but all airlines seem to be like this now. Food options were very limited on our flights which were a letdown. Only snacks available for 5-6 hour flights, no meals like advertised in the pamphlets."
Pros: "The flight attendants and the overall feel."
Cons: "Not enough cushion on the seat even though I paid for the extra legroom a softer seat would have been better."
Pros: "Everything was good value flight"
Cons: "Everything was good for a coach seat"
Cons: "Flight left more than 3 hours late. poor communication with passengers to explain till when and why the flight was late"
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "The food could’ve had been better."
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: "The boarding, the crew and the vip lounge in Bogota"
Cons: "The VIP lounge in NY was closed, and the overnight flight was listed as an airbus 320, but when I boarded, it was the overall inferior 319, which I terrible to try to sleep on, which I didn’t. The entertainment selection was also quite limited"
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Pros: "Nada"
Cons: "El vuelo me dejo en bogota"
Pros: "The crew is busy so that she might forget the request."
Cons: "Maybe more person."
Pros: "Charming crew Excellent attention. Very helpful"
Pros: "Very good flight"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Food forcsure"
Pros: "The crew was very professional and accommodating"
Cons: "TVs on plane were not working...food was cold."
Pros: "Breakfast meal snd seats with entertaiment all flight"
Pros: "service, great plane, always on time. With Avianca you cannot go wrong"
Pros: "The crew was welcoming, pleasant, and helpful. The seats came with a nice amount of leg room which made the ride more comfortable. Also there were many entertainment options; new movies, music, and games. Really pleased with the flight!"
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind, great flight!"
Pros: "Fly on time, nice food."
Pros: "My seatmate was the only good thing on this flight."
Cons: "Boarding left a majority of passengers standing on the ramp for 10+ minutes. Business boarding seems non-existent. Lavatory had no facial tissue and ran out of tp. Service was meh. Hand towels were heated up wet wipes. Hardware was ancient. Enforcing safety rules was not a priority."
Cons: "Apperantly the ran out of food, (Hot meal). more than One thousand for a plane ticket and not have a hot meal, Bullshit"
Cons: "They cancel the flight while waiting to board. They claimed mechanical problems. Which is a good reason to cancel. The problem is how they handled the entire situation. No empathy for those individuals who needed to fly due to the death of a loved one. Completely unorganized. No practical solutions in favor of the customer. Never Again!!"
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!"
Pros: "Fue todo muy puntual saludas y lkegadas muy buen servicio"
Pros: "Nothing. And I've flown Avianca 4 times and tried giving it a chance."
Cons: "There is always some sort of problem. When I was in San Pedro they said the flight was delayed, then it never came. They did accommodate me with a hotel for the night which was nice after almost losing my job. The last and final time I used this airline I was at JFK 2 hours and 45 minutes ahead of time. I was there at 11:45 for a 2:20 flight. They told me I had missed my flight because I wasn't there 3 hours early. No where on my ticket did it say anything about that. There was a lot of people complaining and then they told me since I "missed' my flight I had to by a new ticket on the spot, leaving me with no option and a heafty fee."
Pros: "No delay in takeoff"
Cons: "Check in was incredibly slow, food was substandard"
Pros: "Probably one of the most modern and comfortable planes I've even been on."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by an hour"
Cons: "They moved the original flight (direct flight) for a flight with stop in bogota. They did this because the flight NYC-bogota was empty. They delay the flight nyc-medellin to mive the people and fill the bogota flight. I need to arrive at 1 because i was attending a funeral and i couldnot attend the funeral"
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: "Everything"
Pros: "Excellent service."
Cons: "None"
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: "I was first on a direct flight to Medellin then they changed me to a connrcting flight to bogota then to Medellin. A direct flight that would have been one hour changed. Now it was a 3 hour flight. Well it ended up being like a 6 hour flight with so many delays. Ended up losing a whole day because of it. I was not happy about it."
Pros: "service. the crew was very friendly"
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"
Pros: "Great flight and crew."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."
Pros: "Very comprehensive service. They don’t charge anything extra, the entertainment options are good, the service excellent, the food okay. Much better than most US airlines."
Pros: "The crew was very polite. The airplanes are comfortable"
Cons: "They changed my original itinerary and the flights were delayed."
Cons: "The flight was delayed out of JFK for some unknown reason (definitely not weather or missing plane since it was the first flight of the morning). Several passengers were told their connecting flight would definitely be held for them. A few of us asked for a guarantee because we would rather pay to rebook another flight than get stuck, and the gate attendents at JFK said it was certain we would make our flights. Once we got to El Salvador we were told they never intended to hold our flights. Avianca agents there told the handful of us going to Cancun we we're rebooked on Copa Airline and would have to go to Panama first, then Cancun, and arrive around 10 pm instead of 11 am. Other passengers were stuck in El Salvador for even longer. For our trouble, they only offered a $70 voucher for Avianca which is essentially useless to most of us since it has extensive restrictions. On top of this, the plane seating was small and the food was terrible. When we got switched to Copa there was at least slightly more leg room and better food. Do not fly Avianca!!"
Pros: "Fairly new airplane seats with TV screens, USB slots, complimentary headphone."
Cons: "Flight was moved 6 hours with no explaination a few weeks before (apparently there's an on going strike), so we had to pay to switch our connecting flight. The day of, there was a 2hr delay so we missed our connecting flight. Food was ok. Drink selection was mediocre. Very limited TV and movie selection. Probably should have stuck with my instincts to fly with a larger carrier."
Cons: "The food was very bad. There was a pilot strike and the airline was not willing to give any compensation even though they placed me in a flight ten hours later than the originally programed and the delay was a problem for me."
Pros: "The flight to Bogotá was fine."
Cons: "The flight home was cancelled w/o warning."
Cons: "They changed my flight. The dates were so bad that I didn't take it. I filled the refund form , but I'm not even sure it's going to wrk"
Cons: "THE FLY WAS CANCEL.."
Pros: "I was not told the my flight was delayed. Even worse, i called them and I found out all these. They tried to reschedule me with other company but I lost 5000 on other booking. Same terrible service on way back. I was told it was a mechanical breakdown when it was published on tv about pilots stride."
Cons: "Everything."
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."
Cons: "Everything was wonderful except for taking too long to disembark"
Pros: "Avianca rules and so as kayak"
Pros: "The flight attendant were very attentive and nice."
Cons: "The food was too salty. This is especially bad for me since I have high blood pressure."
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"
Pros: "The crew was nice and got me a salad and a roll"
Cons: "Avianca forgot my vegetarian meal even though I requested it a week before. This is unacceptable."
Pros: "Todo me gustó"
Pros: "First time with avianca. Surprisingly modern and comfortable plane.efficient service. Decent baggage allowance. Took a star off because flight was delayed a bit(1/2 hour) but otherwise very pleased"
Pros: "The airplane was comfortable. The food not so good."
Cons: "Bogota's airport is horrible, doesn't have enough signs to let you know which gate is your flight. The staff is rude and unfriendly."
Pros: "Good service amazing crew clean airplane good cleaning protocols"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "The crew was not overly friendly"
Pros: "Crew was good. Seat uncomfortable and hard."
Cons: "I think all was very good"
Cons: "The main economy seats were far too narrow."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Crew, atmosphere, timeliness. I was satisfied overall"
Cons: "Gate number changed couple times before flight departure"
Cons: "Broken monitor and seat"
Pros: "Crew was nice the flight was smooth and comfortable seats."
Pros: "These Comfort+ seats had the most legroom of any airline (Delta, JetBlue, American etc) short of Business class that I can remember in my adult life!"
Pros: "everything"
Cons: "Always need more room"
Pros: "NOTHING."
Cons: "Missed the flight due to the sheer unhelpfulness and incompetence of the gate personnel. They would not let me board, since I was about 10 minutes late. THEN THE PLANE WAS DELAYED FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS!!! I was stranded in NY, overnight, and had to pay hundreds of dollars for a train ticket and a cab."
Pros: "Internet access. Waiting area at JFK with charging stations for every seat and a tablet to order food & drink."
Cons: "Give food to passengers"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful. With the plane full they managed to serve all with smiles on their faces and solved all problems, including cabin luggage problem."
Pros: "Crew and food"
Cons: "Spacing between seats and overhead luggage storage. They ran out of room before the entire plane had boarded"
Pros: "The flight was on time at departure and 30 minutes on arrival."
Cons: "Since I got a good deal on the ticket, my boarding zone was “Basic”. That kind of sucked, but I still could fit bag in the airplane so it all worked out"
Pros: "Boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "In flight service was disappointing."
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding at JFK.Always messy"
Cons: "After a delay of about an hour on a very full flight the gate agent asked for volunteers to check their rollaboard suitcases. The gate agents then allowed those who checked their rollaboards to board before Zone 1,which was fine. However, a bunch of people without gate check stickers on the rollaboards were also allowed to board before Zone 1, which was aggravating. There was a long delay on the tarmac, during which we had to pull back to the gate or to a maintenance area before we finally took off. When we arrived in Vegas there was no gate for us to pull into, which led to another long delay of an already long and delayed flight."
Pros: "Michael was super polite and helpful. i Traveled with my young son and he took such good care of us."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by more than an hour. My seat's entertainment system was broken, so an 8 hour flight with not much to do other than sleep."
Cons: "The flight from. JFK to Barcelona was delayed as well. Their computers were down in Atlanta. So everyone had to have their name hand typed into a computer when boarding. Then the pilot said that our bags are usually weighed and computerized for even distribution on the plane. That system was also down, so we sat on the runway waiting for that problem to be fixed. When we arrived at Barcelona, I unpacked and discovered a jacket and pants in my luggage were wet. The only place that could have happened was at JfK during their rain storm and the luggage weight issue."
Pros: "very nice and willing stewardesses"
Cons: "tragic little place for legs, lack of space"
Cons: "Paid extra for a seat that didn't have any extra leg room. The entertainment system was broken for the whole plane during the first 2 hours."
Cons: "My daughter was booked on this itinerary and was finishing her last leg of journey. Complete ticket was booked thru Delta Airlines. Her flight from Amsterdam to New York today operated by KLM, was delayed by few minutes. And Delta flight from JFK to Cleveland DL4084 was preponed by airlines. Result was my daughter was not allowed to board the aircraft. Worst was yet to come. Your staff at the gate offered her a flight to Cleveland for next day at 3:30 pm??? Means around 24 hours later. Is this how you behave with a girl of 19 years, asking her to stay at the airport. She was refused Hotel and Lounge stay by your team!!! Is this what you call customer services??? Obscene services is what I would like to term it as!!! My daughter asked them to give this is writing, which was refused to her. Why are your people scared to put it in writing if everything that you are doing is right by the Law??? I was left with no other option but to book her on American Airlines flight today departing at 9 pm to ensure that little girl doesn’t have to spend close to 24 hours at airport by paying $423. Who is going to bear the loss of money and mental torture that your team has given to me and my daughter???? I shall be awaiting your response as to what do you have to say to this pathetic attitude of your team. Rajesh Mendiratta Sent from my iPhone Rajesh"
Pros: "The flight for getting us therw"
Cons: "No food and no entertainment"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It was not acceptable and very disappointed that flight DL391 from SDQ to NY-JFK was delayed till it left at 4:40pm because there were no crew members to bring the aircraft to STO DGO the night before as it is usually done so that the aircraft sleeps over in las Americas. We were at the airport at 4:30am because the flight was scheduled to depart at 6:05am we were lucky to be able to rebook for a flight SDQ-ATL DL576 for the same day hoping to make the connection ATL-IND. Unfotunately that flight was rerouted to Charlotte due to bad weather conditions with a delay of 3 hrs before it landed in ATL thus missing our connection to INDI and had to sleep in ATL and leave the next day to IND thus missing a meeting commitment that we had in IND. We should and expect to be compensated by Delta for this."
Pros: "Food was amazing tasted and seasoned well. Not bland, really good salad and chicken."
Cons: "Delay. (liked kayak delay updates tho!) crew not very attending and it looked like they didnt care. In order to keep folks busy because of the delay. They gave out immigration and customs papers out, but refused to give pen. I literally didn't had one and answer from the crew was like that. " Excuse me do you have a pen by any chance?" . "NO! I dont! asked them" pointing out to other crew members, -this is the best part- the female stewardess had clearly visibly a pen in her front shirt pocket! Sitting around and trying to kill time and no pen still. While busy with food and other stuff, i fell asleep. Then after a while when going to the restroom i asked the male steward if he would have a pen please, he pointed out they dont have any pens. ( please note he marked on his check board, who is getting which meal on the first class)"
Pros: "Very comfortable and didn't feel cramped. Quick flight."
Cons: "No choice in snack and I couldn't eat what I was given. Staff appeared checked out and not bothered. No entertainment but it was a quick flight."
Pros: "Giid free sandwixh. Very good entertainment system. Good seats."
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: "Friendly Crew"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Food and movies were good."
Cons: "Didn't leave on time."
Cons: "Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all."
Cons: "Price to get a little more space"
Cons: "Force me to take a bad seat"
Pros: "Decent selection of in-flight entertainment. (The entertainment unit was sub-par to allow full enjoyment.)"
Cons: "Older plane had undersized, non-responsive touch displays so passenger behind felt like a woodpecker. Also, retrofitted to provide in-seat power with metal box under seat in front of you makes it very uncomfortable for window passengers who don't have space to stow bag under seat in front of them or for their feet. (Uncomfortable on a long flight.)"
Cons: "Whatever hack airline you are contracting with to do shuttle flights is terrible. Both the flight itself and the customer handling. If I ever see the option "operated by endeavor air" I am avoiding at all costs."
Pros: "We'd paid extra for main cabin so hot to choose seats and got in flight entertainment.. Staff were friendly."
Cons: "No free wifi."
Cons: "No communication between different parts of the airport; early arrival, over 2 hours getting through baggage claim; good luck rechecking your bag; almost missed flight with a 2 1/2 hour layover. Workers on the ground don't care, or either don't know what's next on the transit through the airport."
Pros: "Some of the ground staff was trying to be helpful."
Cons: "That we had to sleep like homeless people on the floor of JFK airport as the airline was not able to provide for a crew and therefore cancelled the flight. The airline cancelled the flight at 1.30 in the morning so no one was able to get a stay in a hotel not did the airline take any action towards helping the stranded passengers. We were given blankets and pillows. The best thing was the ground staff getting rude after all passengers complaining. They were basically saying we should get stuffed since we were booked for a flight next day same day. This is shameful! Needless to say that I will not fly this airline again!"
Pros: "They did eventually put out some small snacks and drinks (water and regular coke)."
Cons: "Small regional plane that was over 3 hours late in departing NY because of weather issues much earlier in the day. Delta did not permit any re-bookings to other delayed flights that were leaving in the intervening period, even though there were empty seats. Very frustrating."
Pros: "Plane was very clean and flight attendants were helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Delta's domestic terminal at JFK is far too crowded, even at 8AM."
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: "I got a seat in the exit row with lots of leg room. The entertainment that I didn't use offered a great selection with very recent movies, etc."
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to take a bus to my terminal. I didn't like the fact that my gate was changed more than five times. I didn't like that my flight time was changed more than 15 times with no reason why until boarding time. I didn't like the fact that I did not get a seat assignment until boarding the plane. I didn't like the fact that they couldn't manage to scramble another plane and crew, but instead forced us to wait over four hours for one that was stuck somewhere else in the country."
Cons: "Almost everything"
Cons: "The WORST experience of my life. My flight was delayed 12 hours overnight due to "weather" and since it was reportedly because of uncontrollable weather delta didn't have to do anything for me so I slept in the JFK airport overnight, they wouldn't even give a $59 pass to their sky miles club for the afternoon. It felt like an easy excuse so they wouldn't have to do anything since there were other airlines still flying out of JFK and to go CLE before my rescheduled flight which makes me believe it wasn't all weather. Since the flight was delayed 12 hours instead of being cancelled they wouldn't let me switch to a different airline either. Then, in the morning when it was rescheduled to it was again delayed because they first couldn't find a captain and then couldn't find a fort mate. We finally took off and arrived in Cleveland only to wait another 30 minutes for a gate and a ground crew that they couldn't find. I will never fly delta again."
Pros: "Crew was great. The video game quiz re knowledge of cities worldwide was entertaining and educational"
Pros: "No drink because didn’t open de bottle. No one care about it."
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Almost 2 hours of delay"
Pros: "Boarding process, inflight service"
Cons: "Flight was canceled, was booked on flight 812, that flight was also canceled. I didn’t get to Quito until 24 hours later. Customer service was terrible in terms of providing accurate information to passengers."
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Pros: "NA"
Cons: "Staff on ground at the panama airport was realy rude, lack of customer service"
Pros: "I paid extra for a seat in the exit row. It had a lot of legroom and was comfortable. The flight was smooth. It left on time and arrived on time."
Cons: "The food was mediocre."
Pros: "They give me a lot of food with no extra money , that’s so great even beers :)"
Cons: "Everything was awesome keep doing the same great job thanks :)"
Cons: "I lost one of my suitcases!!!!"
Pros: "Nothing"
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: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Limited movie selection"
Cons: "Crying kicking baby in the seat behind mine ruined the flight."
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: "The flight was on time, the airline personnel very polite and attentive. I recommend to my friends and family to choose Copa for their next flight."
Cons: "Poor costumer service . Luggage was wet . All of the clothes ruined"
Pros: "The food and drinks"
Cons: "Took a lot of time for takeoff"
Pros: "Everything"
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: "Flight crew and service"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Is almost on time"
Cons: "Servicio is bad, seats very uncomfortable and the airplanes are super old"
Pros: "amount of leg room"
Cons: "many of the seat back screens weren't working"
Pros: "Excelente"
Cons: "Excelente"
Cons: "This flight was not Wingo but Copa operated by Aerorepublica but the crew and planes were Copa."
Pros: "Copa airlines is the best airline ever! I had breakfast AND lunch! All the crew very helpful! Nothing to improve Thank you very much"
Pros: "I liked the food and staff."
Cons: "I did not like that the seats were a bit uncomfortable."
Pros: "It was nice and fast."
Cons: "Seating."
Cons: "The connecting flight rush."
Pros: "Everything was fine except my husband and I were not aware that food was going to be served. My husband only eats kosher meat and I am vegan so we were not able to eat."
Cons: "After reporting that things were stolen...Copa deny my claimed."
Pros: "Nothing"
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"
Cons: "The crew was unfriendly"
Pros: "The crew members on my return trip to New York City were great!"
Cons: "On my trip to Panama City, the attendant told me I have to walk all the way to the back if I wanted to get alcoholic beverage. Why was I doing my job for him? Also my tv wasn’t working for half the flight."
Pros: "Service and on time."
Cons: "Service and being on tine."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Long delay living PTY"
Pros: "it was nice to actually get a meal. that doesnt happen in the us anymore. i was able to check a bag without a ridiculous $50 charge. the first time i had checked in years and it was very convenient. reminded me of how flying used to be before they all became buses in the sky, and for a very reasonable price. the staff were all very friendly from the gate agent to the flight attendants. also, a free drink is a lovely touch. would definitely fly this airline again."
Cons: "i had no problems honestly. my most pleasant flightin a while and i fly frequently"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and made sure I was comfortable."
Cons: "Size of aircraft. Might opt for exit row next time. After business class I would suggest that you board from the rear so passengers don't have to stand and wait for others to put up carry on luggage before you can pass."
Pros: "Great Entertainment choices on this flight. I hardly even noticed the time passing."
Cons: "They didn't have any food I could eat, except for an incredibly small salad. The crew informed me that I could have requested a special meal 24 hrs in advance, but that information was sadly provided too late."
Cons: "On my return flight home, they wouldn't accommodate adjusting my itinerary because I wasn't feeling well. I was willing to pay change fee for 1 layover instead of the 2 layovers on my original itinerary. They wanted to charge me $700 which was greater than my original ticket. So I flew on the original itinerary at started my travels @ 7am on Monday. Flight from Bogotá to Barranquilla w/Avianca airlines was great. In Barranquilla I had a 4 hr layover, checked in w/Copa agent and he said my bag was on plane. In Panama, there was a 1.5 hr layover so I assumed no issues getting my luggage to the correct connection. The flight from Panama was delayed by 40 mins w/no explanation. We just sat on plane. They only played one older movie, plane was old and they did 1 beverage service w/meal for a 5.5 hour flight. I finally arrived back to ORD @ 12:15 am Tuesday. I waited for my luggage in baggage claim for 35 mins. It doesn't arrive and I ask attendant, who brushes me off and says this is the claim for Copa. She disappears for 30-40 mins. I finally see her walking back into international baggage claim (over an hour has passed that I've been in baggage claim) and tell her my luggage did not arrive. She asks me for my claim ticket then proceeds to say "oh yes, I was informed your bag did not make it." I'm upset because it's 1:40am and she could have saved me an hour if she would have helped me when I first asked. I also am curious how an airline loses my bag twice."
Pros: "Good food"
Pros: "La atención"
Cons: "La comida"
Pros: "Crew was very understanding of our frustration and di the best they could do within their range(which wasn't much to be honest)"
Cons: "Poor job in the gate at boarding and with announces, we were held in the the runway for about an hour plus without proper indication of why, all the could say was "bad weather". Non-stop turbulence and food wasn't served until good 3 plus hours into the flight, (remember to add that to the time we were held at the runway as well). Entertainment on board was extremely limited."
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: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "We didn't get a beverage until two hours into the flight. Cookie meal and a ritual serve that once. No pre-beverage service or post dinner coffee service."
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: "everything was fine"
Pros: "So much turbulence! Plus the flight attendant wasn't very friendly."
Cons: "Subieron la temperatura al aire acondicionado, hacia calor."
Pros: "Wifi"
Cons: "Seats looked older generation and configuration not great"
Pros: "The free middle seat because the flight was not full."
Cons: "Bigger glass for wine"
Cons: "Two suitcases were lost"
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Seats way too cramped."
Pros: "Mediocre flight and service"
Cons: "Check-in was terrible, boarding also very disorganized. Crew on board was ok; very few flight attendants spoke English."
Pros: "Helpful crew"
Cons: "No complaints, good airline, good service, good staff"
Pros: "The crew that flew us there was great"
Cons: "they overbooked the flights and the way they communicated it to passengers was a complete disaster. I was able to board and travel but I had to sneak out of the actual line and show my visa appointment receipt to a latam staff person. It was very hard to talk to the staff most of them were just screaming "go to the line" and were not really keen to listening to what passengers had to say. I found a latam person that wasn't really dealing with this situation and managed to get him to talk to other latam staff about my visa appointment. It was pretty stressful for me to have to deal with the possibility of missing such an important event without a good reason."
Pros: "Crew were helpful. I was given the wrong seat number and they helped sort it out. They also did priority boarding for us when the queue was ridiculous"
Cons: "The check in process was a mess with people going from all queues and it took far too long. They also have me the wrong seat number for boarding causing lots of confusion"
Pros: "Close to nothing. If i had to applaud something it would be the fact that you have an option to check in early via your mobile or laptop."
Cons: "LATAM was incredibly unprofessional, alarming, and entirely non-communicative. After a 3 hour delay that caused me (and tons of others) to miss a connecting international flight, LATAM’s telephone servers had the nerve to claim I was a no show and needed to pay them for my absence. This resulted in a long discussion where I was held on hold until they could adequately determine that yes i missed the flight because they held us late. This was the only way that i was able to avoid their charge to me for being a “no show.”"
Pros: "Good entertainment on board and the crew was fairly attentive, but not as attentive as on other airlines."
Cons: "Food was not great, but at least it was edible. Thought the crew could have also asked about refills more often."
Pros: "Good seat. Nice aircraft Helpful check in."
Cons: "Don’t charge for seat selection. Every passenger deserves to choose their own comfort."
Pros: "Crew, on board entertainment..."
Cons: "Boarding was not organized. A lot of food options but only one dish, missed the salad or other options compared to other companies such as Delta, Lufthansa, KLM and etc.. Drinks were ok, lacked alcohol options compared to other companies."
Cons: "English speaking staff."
Cons: "Great service, excellent food, very good quality, comfortable, thanks so much for everything. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"
Pros: "the crew was realy great and everything was very good."
Cons: "Only one gate agent was boarding passengers, which made the boarding process very slow. I was assigned a seat on the aisle in front of the exit row. For a midnight flight, I was really bummed to find out that my seat would not recline! My leg room on the A321 was lacking in comparison with GOL."
Cons: "I missed my flight because a connecting flight I booked with you all got canceled would I be able to get a refund or claim back"
Cons: "This app is fraud"
Cons: "All is perfect"
Pros: "Seats were acceptable. Crew was competent and prompt."
Cons: "Boarding was adjacent to C04 with the Aerolineas flight leaving 5 minutes before us. This congested the boarding but was well handled."
Pros: "Amazing crew, very comfortable seat, delicious food."
Pros: "The flight left and arrived on time, which is always nice."
Cons: "the seat was a little old and the cabin was a little smelly but was okay when the AC was turned on."
Cons: "Old aircraft Business seat narrow"
Pros: "The crew really was amazing and very kind"
Cons: "The boarding was too slow and it delayed the departure"
Pros: "I missed my flight, latam's computer was down, I stayed at the airport for 16 hours with them telling me I can't refund, I can't reschedule, pretty much they took my money and left me stuck in Houston. I waited for this day for 6 months, I sold my car, just for this trip. never flying latam"
Cons: "customer service is the worst I've ever seen in my life.. worse then any other place I've gone, they will not even try to look into your situation, they took my boarding pass and left me stuck in Houston. $1,000 put into their pocket with no service rendered. I hate my life"
Pros: "The crew was excellent very very nice . The seats are ok ."
Cons: "Food is very"
Pros: "I had few questions about emigration in São Paulo and they helped, the food was good and all were very kind!"
Cons: "Person behind my seat was kiking! Luggage took for ever to be deliver."
Cons: "You have to pay for everything"
Cons: "Original flight cancelled without any notice / auto check-in not available / delay / aleatory seat selection / poor food service"
Cons: "Lost my bags"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The fact that Kayak never wrote down my email. So when they cancels my flights I never got notice until I was about to leave for the airport."
Pros: "I loved the service, attention they flight attendants gave me and feeling like I was at home.."
Cons: "My only complain would be the customers that are in airline, but that’s not the airlines fault..."
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Average airline with poor customer service. The transit was too short and lost my luggage. Customer service was very poor and recovering my bags was an epic and expensive endeviour!!"
Cons: "We had 4 hours of delay, 3 of them waiting on the plane"
Pros: "The seat"
Cons: "The food. Awful. Awful. Beyond awful."
Pros: "Good service by attendants. Good food."
Cons: "The long delays one after the other. Delayed take off, re routing mid-air to Rio instead of São Paulo. The trip took +4 hours more than planned. Chaotic."
Pros: "The service on board is very good.when you have a business customer service is almost everything."
Pros: "Tryp Hotel at GRU"
Cons: "We should get some sort of refund. Just food and hotel is not enough"
Pros: "The upgraded me to first class!!!!"
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Boarding disorganized. Seats cramped. Food poor. I travel to Latin America often and Latam was a pleasure. Now they are money grubbing profiteers like all the others. What a shame."
Pros: "I prefer being given my own bottle of water and wine, the cup sizes are too small. Food is ok, not great."
Pros: "Nice crew, helpful and friendly"
Cons: "Late boarding, no television or personal entertainment options, food was not so good."
Pros: "The plane was clean, the flight was good with minimum turbulences."
Cons: "The food was poor. At least three middle rows did not have any entertainment. We reported the problem, the chief/supervisor flight attendant said that she was going to assign us new seats, she then disappear and did nothing to solve the problem. I spoke with another flight attendant requesting to speak with this supervisor again, she said that I rather voice my complaint through latam.com and the mentioned supervisor, not only lied to us, but never showed up. It appears that latam needs to reinforce their staff training or perhaps to renew their staff supervisors and train them to avoid unnecessary lies to their passengers."
Pros: "Overall the flight was excellent and the crew were very charismatic and always with a smile."
Pros: "Beautiful, new, clean plane with friendly staff and pretty good food"
Cons: "I have time toget the other flight but they already have every thing ready to let us in Sao Pablo, I have to stay 1 day. That was very bad."
Pros: "New Airplane and a lot leg room"
Cons: "N/a"
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