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Cons: "Drink service"
Cons: "movie selection could have been better."
Cons: "The audio jack of the movie is not good It's on & off seems loose"
Pros: "The crew was great!"
Cons: "I didn't get to continue the series I started watching on an earlier flight, as this plane had more limited options. We also waited on the tarmac an long time before take-off, waiting for a part to be delivered to our plane so we could take it to Indianapolis with us."
Pros: "Food selection, service, and variety of entertaining entertainment options."
Cons: "More leg room for economy."
Pros: "Flight was on time, smooth take-off and landing, and gluten-free meal available (ordered before through Delta.com). Alcohol was available at each drink service."
Cons: "No gluten-free snacks, lack of gluten-free awareness by crew, and gluten-free meal had an apple instead of the (gluten-free) ice cream bar the other meals included for the dessert."
Pros: "The flight crew was amazing! Very helpful and did everything they could to assist!"
Cons: "The plane was pretty toasty! It didn't really mellow out once we got in the air, either! That was my only complaint."
Pros: "Happy to be home"
Cons: "Allow more time for check in"
Pros: "Crew was very upbeat and helpful"
Pros: "The flight timings and the arrival time"
Pros: "Our seats were assigned at the gate. Somehow we were given the comfort + seats. Very nice! Thank you!"
Pros: "Delta in Orlando is awesome!"
Pros: "The flight was not crowded and plenty of flight attendants offering service throughout flight Also smoo5h flight."
Pros: "Cabin service very good and hot meal was unusually good for economy section (especially the chicken with hollandaise sauce)"
Pros: "In rescheduling us they only charged us $54 per person"
Cons: "Reminder came 20 min beforehand and because I didn’t pre check in we missed the flight even though the plane had not even arrived.... terrible experience in Paris and impacted our life in a large way.... not a good experience using kayak"
Pros: "Perfectly on time. Good food and very good friendly service!"
Pros: "Direct flight from CDG to IND."
Pros: "The landing!"
Pros: "The service on our flight was absolutely amazing, the food was surprisingly great, and the long ride was as comfortable as it could have been in an economy booking."
Cons: "My entertainment pad malfunctioned the whole time, even after it was reset. Thankfully I had enough things to keep me busy on my own, but it still would have been nice to have."
Pros: "Crew was good, plane was clean."
Cons: "Don't like the Comfort plus seats that have the dividers vs basic arm rests."
Pros: "We were offered food and drinks (including basic cocktails) continuously throughout the flight. Hot hand towels, comfortable seats, dozens of movies and TV series, all included with basic fare. The flight attendants were kind and helpful. Excellent service and organization!"
Pros: "Direct flight from Indy to CDG is great."
Cons: "Always delays in between transfers from Mexico City"
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: "Staff friendly and helpful. Some turbulence due to having to fly over tropical storm. Like the games and movies available."
Cons: "The cabin was very warm."
Pros: "The on time departure. The air hostesses were very attentive. Fast baggage arrival"
Cons: "Delta’s computer system was down. Long wait at the counter even though I did web check-in."
Pros: "Love the TVs provided with recent movies and games"
Cons: "Security was a headache"
Pros: "The comfort, space, quiet, snacks"
Pros: "On time arrival"
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Small seats with very little room and no ability to recline"
Pros: "Crew was kind, entertainment and food were good"
Cons: "Seats are really tight"
Pros: "Updated plane. Had usb charging available!!"
Pros: "staff was good, flight was not so good"
Cons: "Hated the storm we flew through, luggage came out of overheads....ugh"
Pros: "I'll chalk it up to the insanely high travel demands coincident with Labor Day."
Pros: "The staff was so friendly, and funny!! Loved the movies offered and snack choices. Updated aircraft"
Pros: "Delta has always be a step above the rest. Traveling with my children is not a problem and frowned upon with Delta. I rarely choose competitive airlines and will continue to use Delta as much as possible."
Pros: "The flight was very comfortable and quick. I like the coffee when I pair it with a biscoff."
Cons: "The boarding process seems a bit chaotic, but it didn't really detract from the overall experience."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Gate rep helped us kindly and then the flight attendant was very friendly."
Cons: "The new boarding pillars with Priority, Sky, Zone 1, Zone 2, etc was a mess. In concept it should be a good process, but it was just a sea of people asking each other which boarding group they were in. Going back to asking those who are in a particular boarding zone to form a line and doing so each zone at a time seems like a smoother process."
Cons: "Had to buy a one-way ticket on American, as Delta would not move me to another airline,"
Pros: "I liked the in-flight entertainment and the crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "The seats are awful. If you're 6 ft or taller, your legs barely fit if at all. Boarding is ridiculous."
Pros: "The plane wasn't ice cold, which was a nice change."
Cons: "I couldn't close my air vent unless I wanted to hear a nice whistling sound for the duration of the flight. So I just left it open, no big deal."
Pros: "Great crew and service. Drink were served all the time. Everyone was extra nice"
Pros: "Easy boarding, good wifi."
Cons: "Two hour mechanical delay, seemed like they waited forever for paperwork. Then rough weather, so bouncing all over. And on top of it, no peanuts."
Pros: "Flight attendant was really funny!"
"I didn’t like anything!! This is the worst airline. They cancelled our flight last minute. This has happened twice. Fly a different airline if possible. Copa will scam you!"
"There was a total Lack of communication regarding delays."
"Flight is delayed"
"the hostess did not offer coffee or water outside the food service"
Cons: "Other than they stole $1000 from me by canceling a flight and not reimbursing me, our trip had awful service. They took our water which we bought in the airport 10 feet away from boarding and then had one drink cart on a 7 hour flight. We also had one small box sandwich and chips to eat. I fly regularly in and out of the US. Last time I fly with Copa."
Pros: "Staff flight attendant"
Cons: "Pilot wasn’t the greatest. I can tell he wasn’t experienced"
Cons: "wasn't even able to get the flight booked for my whole party and had to go through my credit card company to get my money back and rebook with American Airlines."
Pros: "I got home"
Cons: "Boarding experience for star alliance gold members Give something to eat! Your lounge areas don’t provide any real food. Just some crackers w/ the worst coffee ever. Maybe I won’t fly again with copa"
Cons: "A bigger plane"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "A very crowded flight"
Pros: "Boarding was organized"
Cons: "They didn’t turn on AC until we landed in Lima, during bording they were hurrying people to get on their seats fast"
Pros: "Service and kindness of the crew."
Cons: "No entertainment onboard"
Pros: "Ordered boarding"
Cons: "Cleanliness, comfort!, less crowded"
Pros: "The scedule"
Pros: "Great customer service at check-in, gate and wonderful crew! The flight attendants were some of the best I've had on any airline."
Cons: "We were seated in the back row and the seats did not recline. What made that even worse, is they are COMPLETELY upright. I mean you are sitting at nearly a 90 degree angle! The other rows un-reclined had more recline than the last row. This was an older 737 and those seats never should have been installed on that plane. Luckily, there were a few empty seats and we were able to move, although not together. 3 of our 4 flights were on newer planes, and on one other flight we were also seated in the back row. But, those seats reclined and were as comfortable as any other seat on the plane. COPA, if you're reading this, kudos to your great operation, but do NOT use that horrible old 737 on such a long flight. Or, only use those seats for standbys!"
Pros: "First of all, not sure if is because of the flight is to La Havana, but before boarding a member of Copa is checking all passengers to size them the luggage, a means you are able to carry on 10 kg, but even if they won't force you to check it your carry on bag, besides once you are in the plane it wasn´t any air conditioning, there were about 100+ people without air conditioning and even during the flight to La Havana, just when they arrived requested to close the windows to make the air conditioning flowing on the plane!!!! What was that???? I mean 2.15hrs without it and then they request something that they don´t provide!!!!"
Cons: "Treat people as equal, no matter where are they from or where are they flying to, because what Copa is doing for people that are going out or in"
Cons: "Same thing from previous flight. The crew is not capable to attend passengers traveling with toddlers or kids. We had an emergency on board with a 3yo and the plane had no emergency kit for children. The seats for toddlers and children are not adequate for their height or weight. Seatbelts don't fit a child. They travel in such uncomfortable seats and conditions. The aircraft was a 190, too small to make passengers feel comfortable, and this is how Copa always manages their flights to all cities in Central America. Very poor service and old aircrafts. People are paying for a quality service not to be treated like cattle. You need to improve your services."
Pros: "There is nothing to like because this flight did not happen."
Cons: "Please see my previous review for my updated itinerary. This Panama City --> Cartagena flight did not happen and instead I was routed to Chicago--> Newark --> Bogota --> Cartagena. The last flight was operated by Avianca. DUE TO the fact that my very last, 55-minute, domestic flight in Colombia was operated by Avianca, it was to my very unpleasant surprise that United decided they were not going to be responsible for the bag which was left behind IN CHICAGO. I emphasize it's in Chicago, because that would not fall under Avianca's responsibility but rather United. I've had an absolutely awful time trying to get in touch with United and Avianca customer service, I've received both conflicting and incorrect/untrue information from both parties, and it's been 4 days now that instead of enjoying my family vacation I've been trying to sort this mess out with my missing luggage. DISASTROUS"
Pros: "The information provided prior to the flight and online booking experience."
Cons: "Rude flight attendants Rude gate / entry attendants No guidance was given to passengers prior to boarding regarding how long it would be until boarding so everyone was just standing around pushing toward the doors. Long, unorganized boarding process. Attendants just allowed everyone to gather in front of the doors so rude passengers pushed their way to the front and cut the "line." No tvs in the seats. I am vegetarian and was not given a vegetarian option! Very Inconsiderate of this airline. Even worse, the flight attendant basically told me that it was my fault because I didn't ask for one in advance. Extremely poor customer service! Had I been asked, I would have requested a vegetarian meal but I did not see that option when booking."
Pros: "Flight landed 1/2 hour earlier than scheduled."
Cons: "I've flown Copa quite a few times in the past and have always raved about the overall quality of the service. My last trip 2 years ago was with Copa to Washington D.C and it was an absolute delight. This time however, there was a noticeable drop in the quality offered: for reasons unknown, the movie started playing extremely late, and was therefore cut short by landing time. Additionally, the quality of the food was also inferior to what I would have expected for a 3 hour, noon flight: it was roughly equivalent of the breakfast served during the SJO-PTY flight, which is barely one hour long."
Pros: "COPA offers excellent service! Their newer aircrafts have individualized monitors on each head rest for added control of what one wishes to view. Clean and spacious aircraft. Nice crew and bountiful beverage/ meal service. Fair luggage allowance and flight options will keep us coming! Keep it up!"
Cons: "Panamanian TSA has a second checkpoint at each gate. This means you get the general check we are all used to, but at the gate there's a second patdown and x-ray where liquids purchased inside the terminal are discarded or you have to exit the gate area to drink it! People had to give up their sealed, duty free bags and we had to give up our cans of soda we had just purchased. Fuller disclosure- in Spanish and English- should be given to patrons at stores and BEFORE entering the gate to avoid displeasure. We know drug traffickers are slick, but innocent people don't appreciate the inconvenience. My son's blunt tip, plastic, safety scissors were also taken at this airport because of the thin "blade" affixed to the plastic, but it left the USA in his school pencil case without any issues on our way there."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and attentive."
Cons: "We had the last seats in the plane, were served the last, and no offer was made to move us to open seats further up. Multiple people stood in the aisle to use the restrooms (6-7) which meant they were in our faces (I thought the US limited how many people can stand in line on a plane post 9/11); people also got up and did not pay attention to seat belt signs throughout the flight and the crew did nothing. The film was the same one shown Southbound, not as listed in magazine. We were late taking off and late landing (the latter beyond the captain's control, don't know about why we were late to take off)."
Pros: "The flight attendants were great. Extremely easy going handled everything thrown at them with great poise."
Cons: "Not Copa's fault but had the WORST family sitting behind me that allowed their young children to run up and down the 1 aisle at whim. Can't believe how they thought this was okay. Again, probably not Copa's fault, but why on earth do we have to go thru a 2nd round of security AT OUR GATE in Panama City, when we've already done it in a much more secure manner just to access the terminal? Having to give up my water before getting on the plane for a 6 hour flight makes ZERO sense. I hope this requirement is due to some stupid TSA/USA regulation and not Copa. If its the latter, please re-evaluate this."
Pros: "Airplane crew was friendly. The flight departed on time."
Cons: "We traveled with an infant who sat on our laps. We were never asked about the infant traveling until we went to check in at the desk and were told we needed to pay taxes for the baby at a rate of 10% of the cost of the ticket. But because we were doing it on the day of the flight, 10% was almost $200! We did not receive good customer service from staff, who simply told us we "should have known to investigate this." We have never been asked to do this when flying with a baby before! This was after an hour and a half of already waiting to check in our bags. We were waiting so long and dealing with this issue for so long that we almost missed the flight! A terrible experience. Also, the web check in line took even longer than the line of people who had not checked in online beforehand! It was so slow, it added to us almost missing our flight. It was a waste of time to check in online, especially since they gave us new boarding passes when we checked our bags in anyway. We also had trouble finding both of our reservations, even though we booked them together as a family, so we ended up with seats that were not together. When we had an issue, we were given an attitude by the staff checking us in."
Pros: "I liked how accommodating the staff was with seating for my family, as I was traveling with two young children and we weren't seated together. There was more leg room than most other domestic air travel companies I have been on. There was no upgrade charge for every little thing, such as blankets, pillows, etc. We were fed on each flight, and alcoholic beverages were at no additional charge. The exit tax to leave Costa Rica was included in our ticket, which I was not aware of until I was leaving the country. (nice surprise). Over all, most other airline companies in the USA have made changes that improve their bottom line, but they have completely ruined any favorable aspect of traveling with their airline (American Airlines, Frontier, Southwest, Delta, etc). Copa has done a great job of providing great service and cost for travelers. Please do not change your business strategy by removing some of the above mentioned benefits I enjoyed in order to improve your profit margin. It is refreshing to know there are still air carriers out there that retain the service that is hoped for by most travelers. Also, Roxana and her entire flight crew were outstanding. Thank you , I will fly with you anytime I have the chance."
Pros: "But... when I purchased a tkt online. For some reason the name on last ticket I purchased was on the next COPA ticket. A 300.00 purchase. Because COPA does not change ticket holders names it was a total loss. I bought the ticket for a student in Cali to come and meet me in Panama City I couldn't afford to buy a second ticket so Victor stayed home. Every other Airline charges a minimal fee to make changes on a ticket so now there is a credit at Copa Airlines for a person that will never ever use it.... such a waste of time and money. Barb Langman from Lafleche Saskatchewan Canada"
Pros: "Overall the service was very smooth, enjoyable flight"
Cons: "The space for waiting for boarding at Panama airport is tight but i believe they are in the process of building a new terminal"
Cons: "1. The flight departed two hours late. The airline offered no explanation or apology. We wound up landing in Washington at 2:00 a.m. 2. Boarding in Panama was chaotic. There was no P.A. system, so we had to strain to hear the shouting airline employees. 3. There were no individual entertainment monitors. There were screens that dropped down about every five rows. All passengers would have to watch the one movie selected by the airline. I was so far from the nearest screen that I could barely see it. 4. The food was awful. 5. The seats were very uncomfortable."
Cons: "I went through security at Lima Peru (Jorge Chavez International), everything was fine. I arrived to Panama, and the gate was next door which is just great awesome. The bad part was that I had to go through a security check once again there, although I had not left the airport since I left Lima. I went through the exercise, I was told that there would be no liquids (8 oz bottle of water, soda, etc) allowed passed that check point. Yet they were selling these items next to the gate. It made no sense why this checkpoint and why the liquid restrictions. Once in the area if I wanted to go use the restroom or whatever I needed to go through the checkpoint. There were 6 Copa employees manning this station, that's extra expense that the company passes on to the flyer for a step that should be evaluated and look at to see why other airlines do not do this. I was not the only one getting frustrated with this setup, but also passengers that did not speak Spanish they could not communicate with Copa employees. I saw this liquid restriction with Spirit Airlines in Lima, and I decided not to fly with them any more, no matter how inexpensive their fares were. Spirit told us that it was US law that made them have people throw away their drinks, although they were bought in a secured area. To me this was just a way to charge for drinks on the plane. I never had to throw away my drink if I had bought it in a secured area."
Pros: "On time departure from the gate."
Cons: "To board the plane in Panama City passengers had to go through a second security screening and were therefore unable to bring bottled beverages onto the plane. Once through this second security there was no where to purchase water. The free never came through the plane to offer more beverages after the meal service. Many passengers got up and corralled at the back of the plane to get water. I watched a flight attendant drink from one the large bottles herself and then presumably serve to a customer."
Cons: "The fact that you do not allow water in the waiting area at the gate after passing the first security check is utterly ridiculous! if you want to enforce that policy you should provide free water at the gate. it was overheated and crowded to the brim and my wife went to get water after having gone through the second security check. She paid $10 for 2 bottles of water at the stand just before the gate and when she tried to come in again they did not allow her to go through... really a ridiculous situation!"
Pros: "This announcement by the pilot at the beginning of the flight turned out to be incorrect. Despite the fact that I did online check-in at least 23 hours in advance, I was seated way at the rear of the jet. As a single woman who looks unusual because half of my hair is shorter due to recent surgery; I sincerely hope I was not seated at the back due to my appearance. The other passenger seated with me was a very kind developmentally disabled young man. The placement in row 33 +/- only emphasized the many instances of turbulence on the flight to Chicago."
Cons: "The many occasions of turbulence on this flight."
Cons: "Not only were we not told in advance that we'd have to go through security again in order to sit in the gate area, but we weren't allowed to bring in beverages we bought right next to the gate and there was no bathroom in the area we were being held before we were boarded. You'd have to go through security again. Also, the security guard accused my tall, black, injured, elderly father of being suspicious because he was sweating in spite of the fact that she wouldn't let him drink water unless he left the gate area even though he was injured. Never flying Copa again and never going to Panama again, not even for a layover."
Cons: "La comida no es adecuada para un viaje de tantas horas"
Cons: "TERRIBLE. Never had a worse flying experience. Was told at the first leg of the trip that there were 2 open seats on this flight but they would not reserve one for me. Mind you I booked this flight several months ago and somehow my seat got taken away from me because copa overbooked yet again. Worst customer service of all time. Was traveling with a group of 7 girls and got left behind in Panama because Copa took my seat away. Had to sit at the Panama airport for over 10 hours waiting for the next flight and arrive home at midnight. Copa would not allow access to a lounge or hotel even though they initially offered it when they said how they would take care of me if they couldn't get my seat back. Disgusted by how this airline operates."
Cons: "El aeropuerto internacional de Panama es sencillamente horrible y extremadamente caro y ni siquiera wifi free hay para los pasajeros que como yo tenemos que hacer escala. La señal para llamar por teléfono usando mi propia proveedor. Es un aeropuerto del siglo pasado que ya es hora COPA que tiene su centro de operaciones pongan de su parte para hacer más placentero la estadía en ese aeropuerto; aeropuertos como el CR o el de Bogotá no más sale uno del avión y hay excelente wifi que le permite a uno estar en contacto con la familia."
Pros: "Food and sandwiches are tasty."
Cons: "No movie!, uggg... The real problem though is 1) they changed the gate on a connecting flight. Copa seems to make gate changes on all flights without notifying passengers. If you don't watch the board you'll miss your flight. Why not send a crew member to the gate you told passengers to go to , and put a sign by that gate notifying passengers of the change! So stressful!!! 2) In transit passengers catching connecting flights, Copa to Copa, have to go through their security again! What, why?? We cannot eat, drink and relax at the gate because no fluids are allowed AT YOUR GATE. We are not talking ourtside security, you are already in the security areas. Even to go to the bathroom you have to go in and out of security, again! Stupid!! We didn't leave the terminal, and you're making us miserable!"
Cons: "I did not care for the fact that they set up a checkpoint after I made my connecting flight then made me recheck through security at which point they tried to confiscate our very expensive duty free purchase that was in a sealed duty free bag! Only when I demanded a manager did they stop trying to confiscate it. At which point they made me check my carry on luggage! I find this very suspicious since I also discovered that someone tried to access the inside of my luggage at Panama City on the initial flight! Your crew on the ground and in the terminals in Panama City are running scams! Beware! Very disturbed by this and plan on sharing this on social media as a beware to copa travelers going through or to Panama City! Literally set up check point at ramp to plan confiscating stuff bough in the terminal after already going through security!"
Pros: "Left on time"
Cons: "Food was awful, offered "rice or pasta" chose rice without knowing it had red meat and the other had chicken. Meat was hard and horrible to chew, asked for a different tray for my husband and I and we were told "only if there are some left". About 50 min later, the attendant showed up with two trays when they were starting to pick up old trays. Entertainment was ok.. Played lion on small overhead screens After over 1h at passport control, our luggage wasn't there, they sent a few suitcases and told us that was it but then They made us wait like 15 more min for our suitcases... Bad experience"
Cons: "I was seated at an exist row at the window seat. The crew would not allow our row to stay seated at the exit row because she said we did not know Spanish well. Instead of finding us replacement of a window and aisle seats we had to take middle seats. She didn't even make an effort to ask if anyone would switch out. I wish airlines would train their crew to think out of the box style and practice customers service, which finds solutions and not state rules. In the end - people migrated to the exist aisle anyway (where we were seated) and made it into a bed."
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Biggest problem was the inappropriate advice given in Sint Maarten by Copa employees about checking bags in Panama. This caused us to have to buy a new piece of luggage to transport something that couldn't be carried through security. Apparently TSA requires additional screening beyond the normal airport security for Tocumen. For Copa employees in Sint Maarten - whose only flights are to Tocument - to not know this is absurd. There was also an incident with duplicate seating that was handled extremely poorly. I was not involved, but it occurred on an adjoining seat. I finally resolved the problem by giving up my seat. Tocumen airport is not an airport that I want to see again. The security - as indicated above - is not up to standard, the flight listings are ridiculous (6 screens all showing the same flight information and never progressing past "M" In the alphabet, way too much duty-free shopping and way too little other signage. It's off my list."
Pros: "La tripulación tenía tan buen actitud! Todos eran muy amable. The crew had a very friendly attitude. All were very kind!"
Cons: "Entramos al avión 20 min tarde. Nos pusieron esperar en el avión, completamente full de pasajeros, 30 min sin aire acondicionado (en panamá, donde hace TANTO calor)! Después, tuvimos que esperar en la pista unos 20 min más, todavía sin aire acondicionado. Finalmente, pasamos casi todo el vuelo con los platos vacíos de la comida en nuestras mesas. JUSTO cuando el piloto dijo "prepara para aterrizar", pasaron corriendo para recoger la basura. En total, fue un vuelo muy incómodo. We boarded 20 min late. They made us wait on the plane, a completely booked flight, for 30 min without air conditioning (in Panamá, where the temperature is insufferable)! Later, we had to wait on the runway another 20 min, still lacking air conditioning. Finally, we spent almost the entire flight with our empty meal trays sitting in front of us. RIGHT when the captain announced "flight crew prepare the cabin for landing", the crew ran through to pick up the trays and trash. In total, it was a very uncomfortable flight."
Cons: "Copa cited some airport restriction on number of people they could accommodate on the plane due to weather and how this was handled and processed by the ground crew was just terrible. This affected a number of passengers -- 30 or more, by my estimates. And it started with the leg from Panama to San Francisco not checked in automatically and getting placed on standby. The call center did not offer a suitable explanation for the airport's weather restriction. As a frequent flier on the Star Alliance, I have not seen a situation handled as poorly as this. The ground staff seem very poorly trained to handle what seems to be a frequent situation. And despite most affected travelers being there early with a layover began to resolve this only 45 min before the flight. My appetite to fly Copa from San Francisco has vastly diminished. And so has the desire to fly through Panama City, if weather is as fickle as they say it is."
Pros: "I was bumped from an overbooked Copa flight and was offered another that would get me home at 1am (rather than 3pm) or an overnight stay and a flight the next morning. Instead of trying to find a way home from the airport (a 1+ hour ride) in the middle of the night, I opted to stay in Panama overnight. Copa put me up in a very nice Sheraton in downtown Panama City with a pool, several restaurants, a casino... They gave me $20 per meal I'd be staying for (lunch, dinner, and the following breakfast), arranged a shuttle to and from the airport, and, the best part, a $1000 voucher for future flights with Copa within the next year - enough for two more round trip flights."
Cons: "Communication was minimal or false. When I checked my bag, the agent told me that I was being placed on standby because of a weight limit on the plane. She assured me that the flight wasn't full and that I would absolutely get a seat. When I got to the gate, there was minimal information available, but about 12-15 people were on standby, including two families of 4 and 5 people. The agents were ill-informed and didn't immediately explain why so many of us were on standby and whether anyone would make it on the plane, or what the other options were for those who wouldn't make it on the plane. Eventually four or five people boarded, another few got moved to a later flight, and 6 including me were put up in a hotel. Betzy, a gate agent for Copa at Tocumen, was absolutely wonderful and so helpful and informative with all of this."
Pros: "The worst airline I've flown in the last few years. Made a string of mistakes and errors and showed a lack of customer service typical of anything central american. 1 Canceled a wrong flight of mine 2 Gave me wrong tickets 3 Wanted to charge me to wait stand by after admitting to their own error 4 Were continually rude and or unhelpful with a repeated lack of useful or relevant information to help me make informed decisions. There are many quality airlines out there and this is not one of them. Having flown a bit to central and south america over the past few seasons, there are no shortage of airlines worth the money that provide a positive flying experience."
Pros: "Airplane clean, staff was friendly, couteous and mostly bilingual. Food and drinks were appreciated and of good quality. We were allowed to check 3 bags without addt'l charges. Definitely felt welcomed and would fly Copa again."
Cons: "Long wait at airport check in so glad we arrived almost 3 hrs before our flight. Staff was pleasant but for some reason desk agent told us that the flight was completely sold out and without telling us, put my wife and I in middle seats in different rows. We were at airport very early and didn't realize until boarding what she had done. In flight staff assisted on the flight and moved us to an exit row where we were able to sit together. Luckily I counted at least 6 open seats and in the end we were happy. I'm not sure why she did what she did. Ironically, she (gate agent) was incredibly nice. Maybe it was simply and honest mistake."
Pros: "I flew executive class. The staff was very friendly and professional on the ground and on the air. seats are comfortable and there's a lot of storage space. The plane left on time and entertainment option aboard is great. What I did not like is that being seated in row 3, for four flights, I never got to eat the meal I wanted. It's seems the option always dies in row 2, just after less than half of the passengers flying executive class have ordered they meal. The rest was great and I would fly copa again!"
"Flight was delayed by one hour, then another 1/2 hour then cancelled and changed till the next day. We were not allowed to get our luggage & put up in a dirty hotel. I had cockroaches in the bathroom. When I finally arrived home…i noticed the airline had damaged the zipper on my suitcase."
"Once we got on the flight everything was fine. The first leg of our flight was delayed 3 times but American sent us emails allowing us to chose a new itinerary."
Pros: "Smooth. We will definitely fly AA again."
Pros: "Landed in one piece despite weather."
Cons: "WiFi was down"
Cons: "Why are seats so small?"
Cons: "Charlotte lost my bag and will not answer"
Cons: "The flight was late with no explanation. The incoming equipment was at the gate in time."
Cons: "All Excellent"
Cons: "Sat on the ramp for an hour with no A/C, no water. Jaded crew. Not good overall."
Pros: "yes thank you"
Cons: "all vary good"
Cons: "Plane was delayed 3 hours, then delayed 30 minutes more because a flight attendant went to the wrong terminal. AA offered food to us, but this was after I had purchased food from a restaurant in the terminal. Would have been nice to at least offer free WiFi on the flight."
Pros: "Worst flight crew in business class ....super lazy"
Pros: "Crew had great personalities"
Cons: "Late to leave and arrive"
Pros: "Very cool touchscreen players on the back of each seat."
Cons: "The lights were on 90% of the flight...a night flight."
Pros: "1) Puntuality in departing and arrival times 2) Very pleasant crew members"
Pros: "Nothing, okay the movie"
Cons: "Flight attendant in back rude from start to end for no reason."
Pros: "Checking in and boarding the plane went fast and smoothly. The crew was very kind and friendly."
Cons: "I wish American offered more vegan and wheat/ gluten free options, as well as herbal tea options. I was determined to sleep during this flight, but I was hoping this plane would have the TV behind the chair. I enjoy watching the live map as we’re flying."
Cons: "There were no TVs for each passenger especially for a 3+ hour long flight which was disappointing."
Pros: "Very nice crew. Thank you. I get to see my family."
Cons: "never made the flight. a day of misery thanks to poor communication within one world, AA rigidity, and chaotic long lines at FlightConnections, Heathrow."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "The new AA rule about not being able to bring any carry on. Next we won’t be able to get a coat or a purse on. They making it harder and harder to fly with them."
Cons: "I got tranafered to 4 different gates aand my flight was delayed for 3 hrs with no explaination and the staff didn't try to help"
Pros: "Leg room between seats"
Cons: "Temperature in the aircraft was extremely cold and when I asked the stewardess for a blanket one asked the other if there was a spare blanket and very bluntly answered no. Only toilet in economy class was cloughed up and was not functional therefore a very disgraceful situation, they sent me to the other toilet in 1st class area and there I notice several blankets on empty seats after I was told there weren’t any spare blankets."
Pros: "We had our passes available on our iPhone to assist the boarding process. Very enjoyable trip with the crew and we plan to fly AA again in the future."
Cons: "We had some light turbulence but other than flight was great."
Pros: "Power kept me working, big value to me"
Pros: "Left on time Nice flight attendants Arrived early"
Cons: "Runway time in New York"
Pros: "mas de media hora en la pista y 15 minutos mas para desembarcar"
Cons: "second security check at gate where they wouldn't allow me to bring water even though I was sick and bought it after 1st security also threw away my lotion that had gotten through first security"
Pros: "unAnnounced gate change"
Cons: "Running in airport"
Pros: "Finally taking off"
Cons: "Being stuck on the runway"
Cons: "The crew wasn't very friendly - which is something I have noticed between AA and United. United seems to be much more friendly and welcoming."
Pros: "On time Friendly attendants Great service Mike in First Class was awesome"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Easy to transfer luggage from an international flight to a domestic flight. The crew was accommodating. It is such a short flight that there were only pretzels and water without ice served on this flight. There was no entertainment on this flight. Small, clean plane for a less that 1 hour flight."
Pros: "The crew did everything they could for the passengers to make them comfortable and informed about the situation but unfortunately it was out of their hands."
Cons: "It may be La Guardia Airport that is the one to blame and not AA, but long story short I was on the airplane on the ground in NY for about 5 hours. We had a domino effect of things happen that caused us to be delayed and then cancelled. First a Gate change to a different terminal after boarding was suppose to begin so we had to take a shuttle over and we're still missing 50 passengers, Engine problem that required maintenance, refuel because we were in the plane on the ground waiting for so long, deplane and replane for 10 mins because of a law, on the runway and back to the gate for all these different occasions. When they finally let us off the plane after all these hours it was because of weather (although the skies were blue and the pilot was confident it wouldn't be an issue) they didn't actually cancel the flight until 5pm, my flight was suppose to take off at 9am. They were also required by law to give us free snacks Bc we hadn't eaten all day or had fresh air--these were all chips and soda...in gluten free so I had to starve. AA customer relations said they couldn't compensate because the issue that was documented in their records for my flight cancellation was because of "weather"... my flight couldn't be rescheduled until the following afternoon, making me have to cancel work 2 days in a row and pay for multiple taxis and and extra night of boarding. I will NEVER fly AA or La Guardia again."
Pros: "I liked the ease of the gate for the airplane."
Cons: "There was no entertainment. The airline did not offer a complimentary headphones, and failr sure the wifi was not even working. Also was not that big of a fan with the extra long layover. Was not a fan of the extra time in the holding pattern above Indianapolis, nor the extra time 150 feet from the gate after we landed."
Pros: "Clean, quiet, nice staff"
Cons: "Was late"
Cons: "A little bumpy"
Cons: "The gate the flight was originally on changed, however there was never an announcement made over the intercom advising of the change. When the gate I was waiting at finally showed the flight information to Toledo, I had to find what gate I my flight was now on and had fifteen minutes to make it to the correct gate. Had the original gate displayed the new information any later I would have missed my flight."
Pros: "Great announcements by lead flight attendant."
Pros: "Except for comments under what I didn't like. AA experience was O.K."
Cons: "The restrooms needed cleaned better. Big airplane lots of people, needs cleaned before, during, and after. Had to pay for the Wi-Fi, that I used for 30 min, basically for E-Mail."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Pros: "The only thing I liked was how polite and helpful the staff was at the airport."
Cons: "The flight attendants both seemed unhappy and we're not very polite. They hardly came through the cabin at all. It took a while to get anything. They mostly just stayed in the back talking to each other. The pilot didn't greet us. Just stood there when we walked in. And there was a kid screaming for most of the trip. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline. This was my first trip flying, and on the trip to Miami I flew with Delta. The service with them was tremendously better. I was really disappointed."
Cons: "Sat on the ground for an hour."
Pros: "I was shocked to finally get a snack. Seems like years since that happened. And we arrived in Indy thirty minutes early!"
Cons: "The flight was incredibly delayed."
Pros: "I really like the crew on this flight, they were very polite and very friendly."
Cons: "Boarding again same comment as above. Comfort was good because I had paid for an upgrade which I actually thought I was paying for the international flight but found out it was actually for the Charlotte flight which was a surprise it was not very clear from the tool. So hence the Comfort was great on this flight. But the tool needs to make it much more clear as to what you are selecting the upgrade for. Food, there has got to be something else out there other than pretzels, I understand why we do not have peanuts, but a little bit more variety would be very nice. I understand there's a cost tractor, but often pretzels tend to be fairly stale. Short flights entertainment."
Pros: "I missed my flight due to LA traffic. American Airlines was very accommodating. They put me at ease and helped reach my destination. I wasn't treated like it was my fault. They totally understood and were very compassionate. Thank you."
Pros: "Flight attendant was high spirited, funny, and very attentive!"
Cons: "Delayed due to crew member not arriving. They boarded half the plane before realizing and then made those individuals de-plane and re-board again."
Pros: "Trip was quick bags came quickly also and everyone very nice!!"
Cons: "Cost of everything in airports!! Ridiculous!!"
Pros: "The crews not responsible for AAs garbage corporate policies, and were empathetic"
Cons: "No pilots, and mechanical issues."
"My flight got delayed, then to make it better I had to stay in Las Vegas for 12 HOURS"
"Keep all your service in top"
Pros: "The crew was very kind! The flight was fine."
Cons: "I would have liked to see a little more social distancing precautions taken. There were none. That’s just my personal feelings."
Pros: "I like the option to have a big seat up front without the cost of first class tickets."
Cons: "Our luggage didn’t even make it on the plane! My husband was there on a business trip and now doesn’t have any of his tools for work for the week. Spirit told him his luggage didn’t even get loaded on the flight."
Pros: "The crew was super rude and not helpful to any of the guests. There was nothing to like."
Cons: "The plane had not been cleaned and there was gum on the tray table and food in all the seats. The crew had people clean their own seats instead of helping them."
Pros: "The craft was clean and the staff friendly. I guess it is nice to have an airline where you decide what perks you want to pay for, but any first-timer booking on Spirit should check out all of the extra costs before reserving their flight. It isn't the great deal it appears to be unless you are a Florida commuter."
Cons: "For a flight during a worldwide pandemic, it was terribly crowded. By the end of the 2 hour flight, my back and legs were aching from the inability to move in the small, closely packed seats. Sanitizer wasn't passed out, and it would have been appreciated."
Pros: "Smooth and quick flight."
Pros: "Mask covering one's nose was reenforced"
Cons: "Boarding started late"
Pros: "Schedule available to flight to sdq"
Cons: "The splited charges are insane. At the end it is like they charge you at fort to catch up your business but then they charge everything. At the end no major savings. I had a over night flight ( in the same reservation all together) an they charge me twice the bags. I ask at the counter registering at the first flight and they didn’t provide me with the accurate information . It seems that personal at the counter need more training on that."
Pros: "Nothing at all!"
Cons: "Stop charging for a carry on bag to get over on your customers!"
Pros: "The big comfy seat I paid $20 extra for."
Cons: "If they didn’t have so many hidden fees. Paid for my bag ahead of time only to find out they have a weight limit of 40 pounds so had to pay an additional $30. I hate spirit won’t be flying with them again."
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable"
Cons: "You booked a connection that you would not honor. Even though we made it on time, you would not let us board. Don’t sell a ticket & a connection that you can’t guarantee. Now a 7 hour flight has turned into an 18 hour ordeal and a connection in a second city just to get to our destination."
Pros: "Flight staff was amazing and the pilot gave us a super smooth flight!"
Cons: "Panama City flight was delayed, which made us miss our connecting flight, and thus, we are STILL at the airport in Fort Lauderdale. The next flight we could get on was 12 HOURS LATER! There could have been another option offered, or put us on another flight even if it was through another airline."
Cons: "Passengers were held for an hour inside airplane upon arrival from Panama to Fort Lauderdale, resulting in missing 8:30am flight to Atlanta. Spirit customer service put us on “wait list” for the next 12:25 flight to Atlanta (no luck), then 5:10 pm (no luck). Then standing in long line to get confirmed flight at 10:55pm, which is already delayed to 11:28pm. Our layover was expected to be 2 hours, but extended to 15 hours (assuming, no additional delay). What a waste of life!"
Cons: "Staff were incredibly rude - plane was very delayed - I missed my connection at Fort Lauderdale because my flight was so delayed, yet Spirit was only willing to put me on a flight several days later (without paying for my hotel) or give me a partial refund for only the flight from Fort Lauderdale to BWI (even though they flew me to Fort Lauderdale then basically left me there). I have to say again, their staff were incredibly rude, at every single point of my roundtrip from BWI to Panama; it makes sense that only rude people would be okay with working for such a terrible airline company. Spirit has nothing but hidden fees and tricks to scam you out of as much money as possible too. I will never fly with Spirit again"
Pros: "Getting home"
Cons: "Everything it’s a problem"
Cons: "I was doing the right thing by changing my flight due to the winter storm I didn't like the price of the modification fee which was actually more than my actual original ticket"
Cons: "I had a problem checking at the airport because I paid for a luggage and it was shown that I payed for carry on, and I had to paid a difference. I was a very unsatisfying situation."
Pros: "I asked for water and was told I needed to purchase. What happened to free water? Leaving Panama everyone was told they could not even bring water they had purchased after the first security check. Then no water unless I paid ?? Customer service days are long gone...."
Cons: ". I asked for water and was told I needed to purchase. What happened to free water? Leaving Panama everyone was told they could not even bring water they had purchased after the first security check. Then no water unless I paid ?? Customer service days are long gone...."
Cons: "They stayed true to their ways and messed up again. Don’t offer compensation. Their staff is rude. Don’t recommend thrm"
Pros: "Nothing!!! They have the worst service I have ever experience and I have traveled all over the world, they are horrible at customer service; not only will I never fly with them again. It I will make sure everyone I know never fly Spirit. They suck!!!!!!!"
Cons: "Do I really have to say more? Well he goes they canceled my flight leaving me stranded in Oanana, the canceled my wife's flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando and stuck her on a shuttle for the last leg of the trip! I want my money back! I did not buy bus fare, I bought air fare!!!I want my plane ticke fare back!!!"
Cons: "Beware ! Forced passengers to board at temporary gate, no warning at all that you would immediately drop to 2 steep flights of stairs not even suitable for able bodied passengers. Then climb the entire temporary ramp outside in the rain and this is after a 3 hour delay. The worst of it was the flight crew ! Horrible. Taunting passengers, bullying, refusing to give their names. I will be filing an official complaint due to this flight. TERRIBLE !!!!"
Pros: "Everything was fine, except flight was very late."
Cons: "Very late. No good reason given."
Cons: "HAD TO RUN TO CONNECTIONS JUST LIKE LAST TIME!!!"
Cons: "Seats stationary ...ok for a hour flight but more than tahn is pretty uncomfortable."
Pros: "Ticket agents were kind. These poor people are enduring abuse from cranky travelers -- but they are just doing their job. I hope spirit airlines compensates those people in recognition that they are working for an unorganized company."
Cons: "Even though I selected to receive travel updates on my text and email, I was given no notification and paid $50 for a taxi to the airport..."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Cost of baggage Web site"
Cons: "computer issue on the plane 1/2 hr delay for takeoff. Unto we were cleared to go. Not horrible but somewhat inconvient.."
Pros: "The plane was new and everything was clean. I was very content when my new rolling suitcase fit perfectly in the overhead compartment when I boarded the plane. Departure and arrival were a few minutes early."
Cons: "I didn't like that once I went through security at Logan there was no restaurant or bar on the other side. I didn't learn this until I had already waited in the line for security. I'm a nervous flier and require at least one adult beverage before flying which I wasn't able to manage. Next, luckily, I'm not tall or any larger or I would not have fit into my airplane seat! I can think of plenty of people who could not fit! The tray was tiny and only fit my can of soda and cup of ice! Good thing they do t serve food or it wouldn't have a spot on the tray! I was not impressed with the useless bungee cord that was acting as a pocket that held nothing. I had to keep my water bottle in my lap."
Pros: "Boarding process"
Cons: "Lack of upfront disclosure on baggage fees estimates make it impossible to judge adequately the price of the product they offer. So for the same price i would have chosen a different airline given thst spirit nickel and dimes on everything"
Pros: "Never again"
Cons: "False claims to have cheap prices. Cheap only if you are a travel anomaly and do not have any luggage. $45/$55 for the privilege of carrying my own bag."
Pros: "Won't fly this airline again."
Cons: "Airbus 321b seating is horrible!"
Pros: "The website kept dropping when I was booking online. When I went to the airport for the international flight they insisted in paper print of the boarding pass. Trying to get if from the machines was s nightmare. The attendantsthe abive were rude. La lines were crazy busy"
Cons: "The above you pay for the service that you get which is very low. That is the positive here. I saved $500"
Pros: "Great schedule, boarding was a breeze and landing ahead of schedule! Excellent value for a last minute cheap flight and getting there for your connection."
Cons: "Seats did not recline and being over 6 ft tall, it made it uncomfortable to snooze... even though got a seat in the exit aisle... won't do the red-eye again, but for everything else, okay choice."
Pros: "Fast boarding, nice crew, large overhead compartments"
Cons: "No free snacks or drinks. Seats were uncomfortable"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "I got to airport in Panama an hour early and they wouldn't let me on plane and told get another flight I had to get a hotel for the night and will never use kayak or spirit again and am calling Delta to fly back in spite of cost because they won't do that"
Cons: "Missed flight and money never using you guys again unless you refund my miney"
Pros: "The organizaciont"
Cons: "No food free or snack"
Pros: "Early and fast to my destination."
Cons: "Baggage fees and a tad tricky with internet processes"
Pros: "Accommodations for my painful knee and my wife."
Cons: "I still don't have my luggage."
Pros: "Once I got on the plane, it was tolerable."
Cons: "I didn't know about their hefty baggage fees. The fees made this low budget ticket more expensive than my usual airline. The ticket desk crew in Baltimore was hostile and indifferent. Interestingly enough, the attendant did not and was not asking for id for checking in baggage. I got my boarding pass at the kiosk but all she did was ask my name when taking my bag. My return experience was better. I will really have to think twice about using this airline again."
Cons: "Extra charges for bags was ridiculous and no complimentry snacks at least."
Pros: "Spirit does provide food on board for purchase, reasonable prices. I wished they can offer water for free. There is not entertainment (both flights, connecting) were 2.5hrs and 3hrs"
Pros: "Flight time was shorter than expected which is always a good thing."
Cons: "The flight was delayed more than 2 hours. I missed my connectionans had towait 5 extra hours to catch my connection"
Cons: "This was a terrible flight experience with awful customer service. I was scheduled for flight 498, Houston to San Jose. This flight was cancelled after sitting around for 3 hours due to a flight attendant not showing up. This was deemed as uncontrollable, which I have no idea how your staff members mishap is not controllable. We then had to drive 4 hours North to Dallas to catch flight 972 at 6 AM, which was also delayed. We had to go to Dallas because there was no other Houston flight until Saturday night. Once in Ft. Lauderdale, we boarded and de-boarded our flight, due to a pilots flight hours being over the limit. This is deemed controllable. I don't understand how two similar situations are deemed controllable and un-controllable. I lost money on hotels, time, taxi's, and gas. Spirit owes everyone of this flight a voucher for the future."
Airlines flying from Panama to Indianapolis 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 to Indianapolis
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Panama to Indianapolis
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Panama to Indianapolis
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Panama to Indianapolis
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