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Low season

OctoberBest time to beat the crowds with an average 10% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 28% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$627(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$138or less

Good deal one-way

$170or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Central America

  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Central America is August.
  • Morning departure is around 3% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving Oakland to Central America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,361 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Seating comfort was excellent, the interiors were spotless."

Pros: "There was lots of legroom"
Cons: "The WiFi didn’t work"

Pros: "Air terminal was great. Rapid TSA throughout. Effective flight attendants."
Cons: "Food was marginal. ENTERTAINMENT was self provided."

Cons: "No food, just snacks."

Cons: "Walking to terminal after landing"

Pros: "Tight spaces, slight delay ,"

Pros: "Alley to pre-board because of tailbone fracture."
Cons: "Landed in a peanut free section, and couldn’t eat our PB&J sandwiches at our seats We brought for lunch."

Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Delayed flight. Couldn’t hear the pilot when he was talking."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "It was kind of hectic checking my bags. Southwest is very organized, and does everything for you. The Alaska Kiosk was confusing when it came to checking my bags. One of the attendants eventually helped me."

Pros: "Great crew, at the gate and onboard."
Cons: "The $8.50 I spent for the ono bowl was a train wreck. Not seasonsed. The sauce was congealed. Pretty much inedible Sad when everything else was superior."

Pros: "Good service onntime oerfurnance great text and entertainment"
Cons: "Lack of snacks for free"

Pros: "We were completely surrounded by parents with toddler. The tots were crying and one was screaming. The flight attendants brought ear plugs. We waited for the bar service. The planes was clean, new with WiFi hookups. Leg room is a thing of the past. I am glad to be thin and limber. The cheese plate was reportedly delicious."
Cons: "Being in a sea of crying babies. I would have preferred some space away from the noise."

Pros: "Did not know I had to bring or buy own dinner and breakfast. I didn’t see that written anywhere."

Pros: "Stewardess' we're very friendly."

Cons: "The premium seats that I paid to upgrade to were too narrow and the arm rests didn’t move"

Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Complete failure to announce that passports needed to be verified. Telling you as you board is infuriating. This was Alaska’s fault, not TSA’s."

Cons: "Entertainment options limited."

Pros: "Arrived early Attendants were friendly"

Pros: "Great service on time"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable."

Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and I'm not really sure why."

Pros: "Prompt easy quick"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "She was cute, really acted like she liked her job! Left early and arrived early."
Cons: "I wanted a candy bar instead of the mai tai"

Pros: "Everything! Leg room, friendly crew, good food. Easy check in."
Cons: "Not applicable"

Pros: "tablets were perfect for my seven year old."

Cons: "The flight was delayed."

Pros: "Very friendly crew. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "Small selection of movies. Must use one's own portable device to view movies, or rent one of their tablets."

Cons: "On the return flight it was cancelled and they put us in a flea bag hotel and I have written Alaska and requested a FULL ROUND TRIP TO COSTA RICA and they haven't had the courtesy of responding. I wrote Wayne Newton 2x. b"

Pros: "Comfort,service , and plane all great !"

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Flight personnel were focused and expedient. We arrived on time."
Cons: "First time flying Alaska outside of the Mainland. For a five hour flight, surprised there were no complementary meal service. Only beverage cart services. Flying five hours to Maui, Hawaii is a bit different than a 1 hour flight to Portland or Seattle. Price of Alaska economy ticket no less than their next competitor (i.e., Hawaiian Air, etc.) on the same flight route offering meal service. May want to rethink pricing model?"

Pros: "Cabin crew were very nice."

Cons: "Two days before flight online seating chart showed no seats available that were together in main cabin so I bought "economy plus" seats. There were actually 32 empty seats in economy, many people had while rows to themselves. What a ripoff."

Pros: "Flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "Nothing the crew could do; weather conditions"

Cons: "A long line for the aft toilets, and crew told us we couldn't use the empty toilet at the front because first class passengers pay more. This was TWO attendants making people wait when at least one other toilet was open up front on a five hour flight. Is this even legal? Very disappointed in lack of consideration for health and comfort. Thanks for listening."

Pros: "Fast and easy boarding even with a really busy holiday weekend. Clear communication with crew and staff who make sure to make things as easy as possible really made a potentially chaotic boarding really great! The type of plane is noisy, but I was still able to hear the flight attendants and they were patient with the passengers."
Cons: "I can't eat dairy so having a cheesy cracker snack is a bummer, but I my seat mates on both flights were really excited about them (I said they could take my crackers and they said their kids would be really happy) so I figure it's fine!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Miscommunication from the airlines about delays and rerouting flights. I could have rented a car and gotten home faster from Seattle to Bellingham! What would have been a 2 hour flight from OA to Bellingham on Alligiant, turned into a 7 hour nightmare on Alaska, finally getting in to Bellingham at 2:20 am in the morning. Never again."

Pros: "Crew very helpful since my mom required wheelchair and assistance. Very responsive crew members"

Cons: "I couldn't understand the captain's message over the speaker....he either had an accent or the reception was terrible."

Pros: "Comfortable seats and nice crew."
Cons: "It was a very long flight, but no meal or entertainment was provided. On other airlines I've flown in the past, these things were included on international flights."

Pros: "Relaxed atmosphere, updated seats, everything was smooth and on time, attendents were polite and helpful"
Cons: "Need to start earlier with pre boarding. This caused a back up bcz an elderly couple had not pre boarded earlier. They were very frail and needed a lot of help. Perhaps they cannot hear the announcement. Keep them close to the gate. Food is pricy, poor variety, and skimpy"

Pros: "Our flight attendant was absolutely precious!! Complimentary Mai-Tai was good!"
Cons: "Fruit and cheese plate seems like it was sitting out a bit. The cheese looked slightly dried and cracked."

Cons: "They made me walk very far even though I am disabled. It was painful and difficult to get all the way to my seat"

Pros: "Personal service. Helpful friendly people."

Pros: "Very pleasant trip. Everything went very smooth. Will fly again with you."

Pros: "Every single person I encountered on this flight was so friendly, offered assistance, and had a smile. Even the pilot thanked us (in person not just overhead on the speakers) for flying with them! It was one of my most enjoy flights. 3 rounds of beverage service!"

Cons: "Free TV shoes were extremely limited. Virtually nothing complimentary to watch for 5 hours"

Pros: "they were very friendly and funny :)"

Cons: "Tightly packed seats made for discomfort. My knees were touching the seat in front of me."

Cons: "Great flight"

Pros: "Desk attendant was very helpful, personable, and efficient"
Cons: "Couldn’t get a boarding pass for the last leg of my trip (AZO>DTW>ATL>CSG) when I checked in online, couldn’t get it at the Delta counter in AZO, nor in DTW. The staff at the Delta counter in ATL resolved it in less than ten seconds."

Pros: "Crew attentive and helpful"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Taco"
Cons: "Taco"

Pros: "Crew was great, seats were comfy and the entertainment options were good."
Cons: "Flight was delayed but it happens."

Cons: "Plane was hot and sticky. The air from the vent was not cool."

Cons: "uncomfortable seats, thin seat cushions"

Pros: "Flight crew got us to Columbus on time despite a delay leaving the gate"
Cons: "More room, less congestion."

Pros: "Seat was great, complimentary snacks and alcoholic beverage"

Pros: "Helpful"
Cons: "More print media to read on"

Cons: "Everything was excellent."

Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "If you could figure out how to get online wifi..."

Cons: "Worst transatlantic flight in 40 years. Filthy old seats and mine had a wet ironed stain. The seat in front of me was broken and reclined into my lap. That made the screen for entertainment unusable. The reading lights didn’t work. The toilets were a mess and never serviced."

Cons: "Flight Delayed > Pilot on Connecting Flight"

Pros: "The movies offered were decent"
Cons: "I paid extra for a window seat I sit down after they squeezed us all in like sardines and come to my surprise there is no window in my aisles it had been covered up in plastic . First making my area narrow than all the other seats and between the plane leaving late and the terrible process of loading people on the plane . Delta airlines was all about the up sale from charging for every bag to charging for internet ,food so on and so forth. Also one bathroom in the middle of the plane ? REALLY ? Out of tissue , paper towels , and tissue one hour into the flight . What in the Hell is going on with this airline ? Won’t fly with them again ."

Pros: "I had the chicken beans and rice which was good, the chicken burrito was a little soggy and had to peal it out of the box but taste ok."
Cons: "The choice of the movies were either action or kids movies, i would like to see some sports movies, auto race, football or espn. All of the was energetic with great smiles and service except for one that never smiled and lacked enthusiasm. I wondered why she was on the plane."

Cons: "The comfort seats are not that comfortable"

Cons: "Nice pillows, eye covers"

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "Great"

Pros: "Everything but the consistent delay"
Cons: "2 hour delay and it being the last flight out of LAX."

Pros: "The chargers worked in neither airplane."
Cons: "The chargers worked in neither airplane."

Pros: "At the counter the staff is friendly, nice."
Cons: "There is no one to organize the lines to the self check in on the computers, basically a mess, nobody knows how many lines are there."

Pros: "On the first leg I liked the entertainment options. There were plenty of current content to watch and the screen was good enough. I still resorted to my iPad after a while but it was more because I wanted to watch something specifically rather than I had to. The food was decent but as usual the good stuff runs out before you get your turn. Order special food next time."
Cons: "I don’t like any airlines boarding process in general. They always seem inefficient and slow. I didn’t like the free headphones they passed out. They’re so awful that they really ruin whatever you’re trying to watch."

Pros: "The entertainment was really good and the service was excellent. Flight attendants were great. Enjoyed my complimentary beverage and on time departure and arrival."
Cons: "It was hard to understand what zone was boarding. Hard to hear and understand made It impossible. And the plane seemed smaller, seats were very close to one another, and it was difficult to get comfortable. I'm not big either."

Pros: "We were early, I had free Wifi, I love Delta!"

Pros: "It was everything you look for on a plane. Friendly crew. Lots of space. Clean. Lots of entertainment. Plenty of space for luggage."
Cons: "I loved it all."

Pros: "great crew, very nice and helpful often looking for ways to serve people. More leg room. I had a free upgrade to exit row seating. Food was prettu good for a flight of that length."

Pros: "Customer service was great"

Cons: "They change schedule day before we flight, the change schedule 2 time while were flighting"

Pros: "Could be among the best landings ever. I felt nothing as we touched down in Salt Lake!!!"

Cons: "They lost my bag."

Cons: "The gate crew did not change seats for my family & I to sit together (spouse, baby & I, grand parents) The flight was late leaving as the troops returning home were late. That part was ok, but they could have changed their seats so my family and i could sit together. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t have minded given they were all on their 4th flight if the day. It seemed that the gate crew was not budging. If my parents hadn’t had 2 seats together my daughter would have had to sit with a stranger. That’s not acceptable."

Cons: "A very large, unfriendly person was taking up half of my seat."

Cons: "I was seated in first class, and due to some catering mix-up, no meal was served. I was given a banana and crackers which was very disappointing since I hadn't eaten in 8 hours and was starving. No on board entertainment whatsoever."

Pros: "Amazing service!"

Pros: "The food was good and the staff was competent and friendly. There was a large choice of inflight entertainment (but the sound was mushy)."
Cons: "Although more comfortable than most, the seats were cramped (for 10 hours). Boarding was delayed 30", but we did not take off for 3 more hours. I really don't know why. It felt like the NYC MTA: poor communications. The boarding process required an avoidable half hour of standing in lines."

Cons: "Very dated plane. First class seat was worn, crooked, and uncomfortable. No entertainment offered. Almonds or biscuit cookies were the only food options."

Pros: "The flight left on time and landed earlier than anticipated"
Cons: "The seats were narrow and very upright"

Cons: "Delayed over 3 hours with no explanation from Delta or any information. Once boarding finally began, another 30 min went by before they closed the plane again without any explanation. As a connecting flight after a long international flight, it was awful. Unfriendly and impatient staff."

Pros: "Flight was very comfortable and had a lot of space to move around"
Cons: "The gentleman indicating on the loud speakers what zones will be loading first was very rude."

Cons: "Seating close and uncomfortable especially next to a big ol' boy."

Pros: "Hospitable crew"
Cons: "Na, nothing special"

Cons: "Took 8 hours to get from Oakland to Los Angeles. Flight delayed then cancelled at Oakland. Driven from there to San Francisco. That flight delayed by 45 minutes. Got on board and then they neede 4 people to get off the plane since it was overweight. That took another hour. Bad day of travel."

Pros: "Gate agent arranged flight via Salt Lake City and also gave me $15 lunch coupon for my troubles. She was awesome!"
Cons: "Dealing with West Jet to refund a mistake on the ticket purchase."

Pros: "Clean comfortable plane, timely service by crew. Good,comfortable, economy seating in the A330 plane."

Pros: "Ability to change planes with a 30 minute layover."

Pros: "I enjoyed the entertainment and crew"
Cons: "Boarding was way too long"

Pros: "The comfort of first class reclining seats."
Cons: "The vegetarian meals consisted of cold grilled vegetables for an appetizer, lunch was underwhelming. So much so I dont remember it The snack was two salads. Regular snacks were Cuban sandwiches or roast beef sandwich. Even the stewards said Inshould complain to Delta. Pretty sad for what the cost of a first class ticket."

Cons: "Long lines trying to resolve delayed flights. Ni weather issues reported."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Bad service"
Cons: "Bad service"

Pros: "Cheap cost"
Cons: "Long delays and poor compensation for delays"

Pros: "The quick boarding process and speedy arrival"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline at all. Didn't have any drink stirs"

Pros: "Service., staff, size of plane inside.!"
Cons: "Some passengers didn't say 'excuse me' at all."

Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Super tight cabin. Nothing else to offer"

Cons: "No leg space."

Cons: "I liked everything. From checking in to early arrival."

Pros: "Fast and easy ride"

Cons: "Always delayed flights and overbooked"

Cons: "We got cancelled on ourway back from oakland"

Pros: "Great service!"

Pros: "Smooth sailing!"

Cons: "Timing...everything went late..."

Cons: "Crazy long delays both way. There was not a legitimate reason."

Cons: "Ran out of food - REALLY????? One of the bathrooms was out of order - REALLY????????"

Pros: "I don't feel safe"
Cons: "Planes always have a mechanical problem"

Cons: "Constant delays with long waits"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything."

Pros: "Every one was very nice and helpful"

Pros: "I like how fast I boarded."
Cons: "The limited seating room and how long I waited to retrieve my luggage."

Cons: "So stressful trying to find some to ask a question"

Pros: "They are not well behaived with the customers."

Pros: "They charge me more money for baggage $22 more than regular charge Would you please give me their phone#"

Cons: "My seat wouldn't recline."

Pros: "PRETTY DISGUSTED WIITH THEM"
Cons: "Internet Registration and phone service is down right Sleazy Those not used to used to using the internet can be RIPPED OFF for 100.00 of dollars with there graded fees.Run like a casino."

Cons: "The delays were ridiculous"

Pros: "NOTHING!!!"
Cons: "EVERYTHING!"

Cons: "All the extra fee Bagage, Boarding Fees"

Cons: "The plane was built for anyone under 175lbs and under 5'8" .. Boarding in LAX was so confusing.. Everything was unorganized and chaotic"

Pros: "Not worth the cheaper air fare since you end up shelling out all your "saved" fare dollars on baggage and printed tickets."

Pros: "Good accommodating staff"
Cons: "Heavy charges for luggage Improvements in website"

Cons: "Lost bag"

Cons: "near the end of the"

Cons: "Online bag check in failed. $50 is expensive"

Cons: "Late departure, late arrivel, lost luggage"

Pros: "I'm a pretty big man n they help get a seat to my comfort"

Cons: "The accents do not recline."

Cons: "it was cancelled"

Pros: "fast, easy, and cheap. Also, we landed early which never happens!"

Cons: "They switched gates 3 times in Oakland. In Los Angeles, we waited on the Tarmac for 30 minutes."

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Very professional staff"

Cons: "Ther service was terrible."

Pros: "Went well."

Pros: "Oakland was easy out of"
Cons: "Spirit has no spirit"

Cons: "No leg room."

Cons: "Horrible it was all horrible!! I want a refund!!!"

Cons: "I thought your pricing policy on baggage confiscatory."

Cons: "Spirit airlines continues to be an absolute joke in every way."

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