Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Panama City to Houston
Copa Airlines and United Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Panama City to Houston. Confirm policies on booking site.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
All other info
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An average nonstop flight takes 9h 47m, covering a distance of 1775 miles.
There are 28 (nonstop) flights between Panama City and Houston per week, averaging 4 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Houston from Panama City were found on Spirit Airlines ($249) and Multiple Airlines ($319), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($441) and Multiple Airlines ($479).
Copa Airlines (2 times daily), United Airlines (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Panama City to Houston, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Houston back to Panama City , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Panama City you will be using Panama City Tocumen Intl, often referred to as Panama City Airport. You will be landing at Houston George Bush Intcntl, also known as Houston Airport.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Houston from Panama City up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The people on the plane were great."
Cons: "The San Salvador airport is chaotic and not user friendly."
Pros: "seat comfortable"
Cons: "ticket price"
Pros: "Expectations were met and seats were very comfortable"
Cons: "The food quality could be a bit better"
Pros: "The airplane was very nice with great space between seats and the crew was nice."
Cons: "During boarding procedure, the gate used did not support the number of passengers and was a little bit messy"
Pros: "not much"
Cons: "same reasons given for previous flight"
Pros: "Plane was good, plane staff were good."
Cons: "Forced to move seat (whole row of us) as plane was taxiing to the runway. Just managed to squeeze bag into overhead bin, sit down, and buckle in before we took off. Don't know why we had to move - not explained. Ended up with a middle seat rather than my booked window seat. There was a curfew in Bogota, which caused the plane from Panama to Bogota to be late, thus ensuring I missed my connection. Rather than being put on the next plane, I was forced to miss not only my original one, but 2 further ones. So rather than arrive, as scheduled, at 15:15 I will arrive over 9 hours later, after midnight. Could have been handled better by Avianca."
Pros: "The Crew was nice"
Cons: "The luggage took for ever to arrived."
Cons: "it took too long to get our luggage in houston, over 45 minutes."
Cons: "More available for information and resolve situation to passenger lost her connections"
Cons: "Food was undeserving for a 6 hour flight. One hour late with no previous warning and inflexible luggage policy."
Cons: "Flight delayed four hours. Missed connection. Stuck in El Salvador overnight. Informed that A representative from Avianca would meet me at the airport to take me and others to a pre-arranged hotel. Immigration will not let me pass to baggage until the Avianca representative arrives. Still waiting."
Pros: "Had a row upgrade."
Cons: "They misplaced out luggage and had to wait for more than 90 minutes before they “appeared”, since the ground personnel couldn’t give and explanation of what happened."
Pros: "never took flight due to cancellation by airline. still have not received refund."
Pros: "Good service and comfortable trip."
Cons: "Nothing went wrong."
Cons: "No vegan/vegetarian food options"
Cons: "Llegamos a Houston sin maletas."
Pros: "Crew exellent Food Ok"
Cons: "Enterteinment no working and A/C leaking to much"
Pros: "My first time flying on Avianca. American based carriers should take a look at Avianca’s playbook. Free hot towel given after take off, free pillow and blanket, a meal served with out a fee. Flight attendants make up and hair professionally styled, flight attendants offering to place bags in overhead bins. Customs forms handed out an hour into the flight not the last 30 minutes."
Cons: "Flight delayed twice; lots of confusion; no straight answers."
Cons: "Super late as always"
Pros: "very nice experience nice flight food and beverages"
Pros: "Seats were confortable and the entertainmente system worked well"
Pros: "Customer service despite flight set backs"
Cons: "My luggage never made it. They are tracking it."
Cons: "They keep canceling our flight"
Pros: "Avianca se destaca por su servicio y amabilidad de todos su personal! Adicionalmente los acuerdos con casi todos los aeropuertos para tener acceso a atención privilegiada y con acceso a salas VIP, amo viajar en Avianca de trabajar y con familia aún más!! Son mis preferidos"
Cons: "2 hours waiting at the check in with just two counters open fot most of the time. Poor English of the staff. A lot of people jumped the queue both at check in and while boatding. Total chaos and disorganization. Staff unhelpful, lax and passive."
Pros: "Very good overall. Crew thinks they are in the titanic or something they try too. Ugh to make it seem like it is luxurious but it nothing but."
Cons: "The food is the worst on earth !!! Crew terrible , with attitude"
Pros: "Flight was quick but equipped with music shows and games. They informed us they would transfer bags for us which was great because I would have to worry."
Cons: "They didn't give a pillow"
Pros: "I liked the kind service from the crew and the clean and orderly airplane cabin."
Cons: "We boarded at least 30 minutes late with no warning or explanation (but we still landed on time). The food is just okay, not too many options, and it seems difficult to request Gluten-free and vegetarian meals. I understand that you have to call ahead in order to do that."
Pros: "Very short stop in Salvador. Super convenient and on time"
Pros: "The food was good and the chairs and equipment was confortable, very good service"
Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "We did not know our ticket-price included breakfast. However, the flight had no vegetarian option, so we passed."
Pros: "Friendliness and timeliness"
Pros: "all the crew was extremely friendly. The meals were delicious and my vegetarian request was honored. All the flights had meals even though some of them were strange times, and a good beverage selection was also offered. The in-flight entertainment was pretty top-notch. Great ticket price though, and somehow I lucked out and had some free seats next to me in some of the flights. very friendly staff and crew."
Cons: "all the flights that I was on didn't even start boarding until about 20 minutes before the plane was supposed to take off. This resulted in all the flights I was on being around 45 minutes to an hour late taking off. The cabin size was very small, it was hard to fit my stuff in the overhead compartment. not a lot of legroom and for a 6 foot one guy, this was a bit of an issue and I had some intense leg pain from my position. for the low-cost flight that I got I did have some seemingly out-of-the-way layovers and they were also quite long. would be great to see airplanes that The option to choose a bunk bed instead of a regular seat so that you could rest on redeye flights or just take naps in general."
Cons: "It so bad to recheck at the airport. These people made people upset."
Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"
Pros: "Being moved to a copa fligth"
Cons: "They had us 3hours con the plain and after that it was cancelled. Several people lost a full day of work no responsability from Avianca."
Pros: "This is my second time flying with Avianca, and is being a wonderful experience, the staff is very friendly at the airport and on the plane, flight was confortable, they offer complimentary breakfast or lunch depending what time you are flying , things that the other airlines stop doing years ago, they are also very responsable and honest , I forgot personal documents and my camera on my way going to El Salvador and inmediately they call me to let me know they had them , in general the service is awesome .!! From now on I will always look forward for flying with Avianca."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The plane is too small"
Pros: "I like the fact that I learned never to fly Avianca"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and caused us to miss another flight which set in motion a chain of other delays resulting in lost time and money, two things that I don't have to spare. Awful experience, I will fly united for double the price next time."
Cons: "I waited 3 hours to do the check in and after that the fly got delayed twice."
Pros: "they were very accomodating"
Cons: "Food. Services."
Pros: "My third time flying Avianca, my third time enjoying the flight. The alternatives from El Salvador (sal) to the U.S. (iah) with no stops is United Airlines and I had such a bad experience with them. I was a loyal customer for Continental but it ended when United took over. So far Avianca has replaced Continental in my list of airlines that I would consider. And KAYAK was awesome as always......"
Cons: "The entertainment choices (but to be fair I did not peruse all of the options available) were not to my liking. Is just a small thing and is not a complaint, is just an observation."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The comfort"
Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Pros: "Pretty mediocre"
Cons: "Lost baggage messed up my camping trip"
Pros: "Cheap n effective"
Cons: "Airport work"
Cons: "Good service somewhat lacking"
Cons: "no snacks, no coffee"
Cons: "That they charged me an extra $100"
Cons: "They couldn't rebook me until after my daughters wedding was over the next night. I missed my daughters wedding. They didn't work with me."
Cons: "Good price ticket"
Cons: "I was not given anything to drink"
Pros: "The price but it wasn't worth it."
Cons: "The cramped seating."
Cons: "Badly pressurized aircraft"
Pros: "Easy process. Landed early. Great staff. Would pay for wifi."
Pros: "Staff was super friendly and helpful!"
Cons: "Overcharge people for luggage."
Pros: "Exelent fligth"
Pros: "The cheap ticket price"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "I was held hostage, when I checked in to receive my boarding pass, I was told that had to pay $105.I asked why but clerk could give an answer so paid that was only way I leave Chicago."
Cons: "Always delayed flights and overbooked"
Cons: "We got cancelled on ourway back from oakland"
Pros: "The aircrew was friendly"
Cons: "expensive snacks"
Pros: "Very helpful and kind"
Pros: "It land safely"
Pros: "It didn't crash."
Cons: "Deplaning, twice, delays without giving information. Uncomfortable seating. Baggage/seat costs."
Pros: "Every was great in general"
Cons: "Baggage fee is ridiculous high"
Pros: "Sharp timing, clean planes, excellent pilots"
Pros: "I would've been stranded in Chicago for 2 days if it weren't for United. Never taking spirit again."
Cons: "Poor information and poor excuses"
Cons: "It was canceled."
Pros: "I liked that there wasn't any problems with airplane or layoffs."
Cons: "I didn't like seat comfort...too damn close to one another."
Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "Could not move the back rest"
Pros: "Inexpensive ticket prices due to getting rid of many services that I don't use or care for."
Cons: "No reading material related to Spirit airlines. There should be something like a small magazine in the seat back promoting your business for customers to read."
Pros: "Staff were great!"
Pros: "Arrived 30 min early. Fast boarding process. Clean aircraft."
Pros: "Overall very dissapionted..."
Cons: "I didn't like the service at all.Very Disappointed"
Cons: "I was charged $10 twice for my bag and $10 for my seat, going and coming, since it wasn't a non stop. What a rip off. I had to get off the plane and get back on the plane and sit in the same seat and be charged another $10. NOT A GOOD way to treat customers if you want them to return."
Cons: "Lost bag"
Cons: "Online bag check in failed. $50 is expensive"
Cons: "Very unprofessional and classlrss"
Pros: "This is a no frills carrier and as long as you keep that in mind you get great value for your money. Checking in online or at the kiosk is simple."
Pros: "Great sense of Humor Friendly staff"
Cons: "Perhaps a bad day to fly. Was very turbulent"
Cons: "one hour late departure"
Pros: "its cheap..."
Cons: "most everything..."
Cons: "Had to wait 2 hrs for the luggage to arrive to the airport plane landed at 4:30 am luggage arrive at 7am"
Cons: "They will flout their own policies in order to fleece passengers for extra monies you thought you saved on the cheap air fares. You have been warned, if you have had a bad experience, please prevent others from having one by completing one of these surveys."
Cons: "No drink service and poor food selection"
Airlines flying from Panama City to Houston 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 Panama City to Houston
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Panama City to Houston
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Panama City to Houston
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Panama City to Houston
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Panama City to Houston