Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Newport News 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 03m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($340)
When flying out of Newport News you will be using Newport News Intl, often referred to as Newport News Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Pros: "Like the multiple USB charging outlets and the mobile device holder on the backrest"
Cons: "Delayed the flight because they sold 1/3 of the seats, not a priority for American operating at a loss."
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Cons: "Checking bags in PHF very poor. Disorganized and poorly managed. Staff needs more training and explicit direction. Kiosks should ALL be in working condition!"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Pros: "Friendly crew and relatively new entertainment system"
Cons: "- Seats are very tight - Pay for luggage even on a transatlantic flight and your seat (if you want to choose) - Food was below average - even for airline standards, ran out of drink options even for dinner (the second time they serve drinks)"
Pros: "Embarrassed to say but there wasn’t one thing I enjoyed about this trip. I felt like I down graded to Spirit or Frontier Airlines. The flight was terribly hot, delayed multiple times coming and going. Given, I paid for priority round trip, I was delayed to Main boarding and seated in 7A."
Cons: "Adjustments to the above statement. In addition to my next travels plans, I’d like to be seated in First class. My next travel dates with AA are 06/27/2019-07/05/2019. Please feel to contact me directly email@example.com"
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Cons: "The media was not working. The eating table was broken . I made a complaint to the flight attendant snd she just said “ we apologize “. Terrible and old flight. Travel from Rome to Charlotte which is too long to have that type of issues"
Pros: "For a long-distance flighty the seats were so cramped. They wanted me to pay $100 to move to an open window seat next to me."
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Clean plane."
Cons: "WiFi wasn’t functioning Boarding and deplaning process is the slowest I’ve ever experienced on any airline. First time flying AA in years. Not sure I would do it again."
Cons: "I missed this connecting flight."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."
Cons: "The food was really bad. There wasn’t a lot of variety in entertainment."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Cons: "Small, cramped seating"
Pros: "After we boarded there was a lot of confusion with the flight attendant. Apparently people ‘s bags got mislabeled. He didn’t know the those passengers final destination. Then he called out to see if a passenger was on board...shouldn’t he know? He had the list in his hand. Another baggage issue. Third, he asked if there were children under 10...was thoroughly confused when he only found one. It was a bit unsettling to the point where we were wondering where we were really going to end up. But our pilot, Hercules, got us there."
Cons: "Newport News airport was exceptional."
Pros: "Bos to Rome via jfk. Both flights easy in all ways. Grrat first class seat one first flight and quite good bus class on second. New Flagship Lounge a real plus."
Pros: "Ample leg room, and a comfy, wider seat than British Airways."
Cons: "No food on nearly 6 hour flight. Attendant would purposely bash me with drink cart every time he passed to remind me my arm was in HIS aisle. No entertainment at all on flight. At least the seats are bigger than BA."
Pros: "Quick boarding, smooth on time flight. Easy access to DC from Reagan airport"
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Pros: "Boarding eas good and crew was very good."
Cons: "The three hour delay and the terrible food served."
Pros: "Moved seats together, great plane and serviceN"
Cons: "Delay getting landing slot"
Cons: "It got delayed and delayed, cancelled and re-routed and delayed two more time. I have yet to make it to Knoxville."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "Flight crew was great and made the flight that more memoriable ."
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "No own movie screen for a 6 hour flight. No snack/ nuts with drinks"
Cons: "No TV nor entertainment of any type. Food choice terrible. I am allergic to shellfish and the other option was pasta which I don’t eat. Had to feed on two cups of nuts... really mediocre."
Pros: "no drama, all comfort"
Pros: "We were delayed an missed our connection in London. American Airlines employees met us when we deplaned and gave us our new tickets to our next connection to FRA. This has never happened. This was excellent"
Cons: "The delay bur I guess it could not be helped. The flight was safe and we got to London with less than 3 hours delay"
Pros: "while our flight was delayed, they kept us well-informed about what was happening and didn't leave us in the dark. We were delayed because an fight attendant failed to show up, and there happened to be another off-duty flight attendant passenger on board who volunteered to work the flight so that we could still depart on time. Real thoughtful dedication!"
Pros: "Boarding was a breeze and the seating in biz class on the 787s is great. Lots of entertainment choices also"
Cons: "I think the service lacks to some extent given biz class is the highest level of service offered on this London flight. Seems like American lacks in this area"
Pros: "We're hustling and hard working."
Cons: "Having to fly from Hawaii back to lax to fly to Australia."
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "We missed the original flight on American Airline because of security check tie-up. Fortunately American Airline helped us board Bristish Airway 3 hours later flight."
Cons: "British Airway flight 269 on 3/24/17 was lousy and toilets were filthy. I fell asleep and missed the meal. When I pushed the help button, nobody came for 10 minutes until I grabbed a steward passing by. Then I used the nearby toilet once, the floor was wet and the toilet papers were almost totally out. I was so disappointed by the experience that I will not recommend BA to any friends."
Pros: "Gate crew kept the door open as we dashed to our connection and welcomed us by name as they hustled us on board. Ground crew did an amazing job of transferring our luggage in the short 10 minutes or so that we had between planes. Thank you everyone!"
Cons: "babies crying"
Pros: "I'm in the military so thank you for allowing active duty to board with 1st class passengers. Also having the free movies available to watch is great too!"
Cons: "No bad comments to put here. The only thing I would recommend would be to add a free Internet option"
Pros: "No vouchers were given out to customers"
Cons: "Delayed flights"
Pros: "Very kind crew and staff."
Cons: "Newport news has no comfortable seating in the airport...no where to nap until the flight."
Pros: "I liked that the pilots didn't have any trouble with flight"
Cons: "I didn't like how there was wifi available, but it wouldn't work"
Pros: "Entertainment and crew"
Airlines flying from Newport News 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 Newport News to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Newport News to San José
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Newport News to San José
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Newport News to San José
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Newport News to San José