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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was excellent!"
Cons: "Maybe more movies"
Cons: "No entertainment. Plane is getting old."
Cons: "Hot and delah"
Pros: "Food was fresh and ok for a short flight."
Cons: "Agents at check in gate were not very helpful and did not communicate the changes in an efficient time or manner."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "There was no screen on each seat, no entertainment...only the kids movie they played."
Pros: "On time!"
Pros: "Copa is always on time"
Cons: "Nothing I’m so glad"
Pros: "Great seat. Right behind first class."
Pros: "On time always"
Cons: "Improve que aire conditioner on the aircraft before departure... is very hot Panama!"
Pros: "Flight was delayed because "they did not have a plane"....this does no make sense.... The food is always very poor ....my tray was almost half empty with the food....however the small portion of meat (just a snack) was tasty."
Pros: "Same as above."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food very average"
Pros: "Crew was so friendly and nice"
Pros: "Great service, flight both ways on time, connection flights perfect everything in same concord, baggage transfer no issues, will Flight again with Copa for sure"
Pros: "This is a full service airline that serves complimentary food and movies for a similar cost as low-end airlines like Spirit or Frontier. I was traveling from Punta Cana DR to Denver but had connects in Panama City & Miami. Because 3 flights is a long day of traveling I chose the emergency isle for my flight from Panama-Miami so i could stretch out with the extra leg room. Because I didn't speak fluent Spanish though, the crew had to move my seat. They upgraded me to 1st class! Amazing airline! Incredible crew! Shame most airlines in the US with their FU attitude don't operate this way."
Pros: "Great flight to Miami via Copa. Attendants are friendly and helpful. Plenty of room for the legs. Food and entertainment are good, so it was a very pleasant flight. Could repeat anytime."
Pros: "The crew attention and an arirplane in nice conditions"
Cons: "The food is bad"
Pros: "I like the easy connection and that we arrived on time. Even that the boarding was late."
Cons: "airplane cold and no blankets. Bad service. No info"
Pros: "The flight left on time"
Cons: "Food is awful and the movie played is the worst children’s movie ever."
Pros: "Check in was quick & easy. the crew were efficient and friendly. It is a Central and South American airline so announcements were mostly in Spanish but the crew were bilingual and translated announcements into English. The meal was good. No fee to check a bag."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Cons: "Too much turbulence"
Pros: "The flight crew was pleasant and was bilingual which made the flight better"
Cons: "It was a lot of turbulence and the plane dropped drastically during the flight. No one spoke English to explain the searches, reason for change in seats. It was difficult to communicate with staff prior to boarding."
Cons: "Plane with old Business class seats that were not worth the price of a business class airfare"
Cons: "The quantity of the food was few"
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: "check in"
Pros: "Boarding is very orderly. Flights are always on time with Copa, which makes them a very reliable carrier. Planes are modern, clean and well maintained. Copa offers free headphones, meal and drinks, which is very rare on short flights. I was glad to enter a cool plane, as the Tocumen Airport was without air conditioning service."
Cons: "Tocumen Airport is always crowded, noisy and this time around was without air conditioning. As their main costumer, Copa Airlines should pressure the airport authorities to keep a standby AC system in place or replace it with one that can better handle extreme traffic of people."
Cons: "very cold on the plane and don't provide blankets!"
Pros: "Boarding process went very smooth and plenty of legroom and overhead storage"
Cons: "Volume didn't work on armrest . Volume was stuck on very high volume making the in flight movie not watchable. No choice for food"
Cons: "Everyone everything"
Pros: "Nothing. They said I was a no show on Wednesday Miami Panama and cancelled my reservation. They made me go to The airport and didn't even apologize. Unbelievable mistake."
Cons: "The way I was treated"
Pros: "Please see above"
Cons: "Wheel chair service was bad"
Pros: "This is not the first time flying this itinerary. So , my review counts for many trips. The good: crew, on time, short connection time"
Cons: "always the worst food. Sometimes, unedible. A bowl of pasta with one tablespoon of tomato sauce. Another choice was tough beef. I mean, really hard to chew beef."
Pros: "I now am a fan of COPA airlines"
Pros: "modern aircraft, everything else was terrible."
Cons: "rude crew, they go out of their way to make you feel uncomfortable small portions of food"
Cons: "Boarding is not as organized as it should be. All groups are not called so order is lost. Not enough agents attending this process. On-board entertainment system is not very good. The food is poor as well."
Pros: "Was a good flight. The staff was very gently"
Cons: "Doesn't had blanquette"
Pros: "I did get a window seat which i enjoy"
Cons: "No entertainment, old plane which didn't have very comfortable seats and the food was not very good. Also, boarding was done in a very disorganized manner in Panama."
Pros: "The same as my flight from Managua to Panama"
Pros: "ok. good"
Cons: "Rude personnel at the gate"
Pros: "No delays"
Cons: "People take too long to board the plane"
Pros: "yes thank you"
Cons: "all vary good"
Pros: "The plane was nice and clean...had just been renovated"
Cons: "I can’t believe therebwere no flights from MIA to RDU from 11:30 to 4:30 :(. (Original flight was a 3.5 hour layover and that was bad emough)...and then it was changed to this flight:("
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: "Everyone was quick"
Cons: "Small seats"
Pros: "Todo bien"
Pros: "Finally taking off"
Cons: "Being stuck on the runway"
Pros: "Comfort level on the plane was beyond my expectations. Seats, noise level, and elbow room excellent. I will definitely take another flight with American."
Cons: "Beverage service 10 minutes before landing. The cabin crew waited quite some time before starting service which meant they finished late"
Cons: "No space! Glad I was sitting next to family! Seats were tight...no leg room...long flight!"
Cons: "I am missing two items that I had in my checked bag and my clothes and belongings were all messy as if it had been gone through. I am very upset that these items were likely taken by whoever went through my bag."
Pros: "I liked that you could watch TV and movies from your personal device without a charge."
Cons: "That the flight was delayed."
Pros: "I did not die"
Cons: "planes were old, they lost my checked bags, the seats did not recline on a 5 hours flight, the movie was the same for everyone on the plane, food was a disgrace, seats were so small I was pretty much bitting my knees the whole trip. Overall, I am ever flying with American Airlines or Latam ever again."
Pros: "The attendants helped you with all your needs. They were professional and fluent in the languages necessary to help the passengers. Very impressed"
Cons: "Good was good. Snacks and beverages were awesome."
Pros: "From start to finish everything went smoothly. Love the spacing of the seats too. Flight attendants were very attentive."
Cons: "The volume over the speakers were very low. Couldn't hear what the captain was saying, whenever he spoke."
Pros: "The boarding process was easy and the seats were extra comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing great"
Pros: "Nothing, worse customer service also"
Cons: "Everything, we lost our connections, they didn't help us out with our next flight"
Pros: "I fell asleep and missed dinner. When I woke up one of the stuff came up to me and asked me if I would like to eat something and went especially for me and got me the the dinner portion. Although we had a delay I was informed promptly and the staff apologized for my inconvenience. The airline took responsibility and did not blame the delay on other factors. Thanks for being honest"
Cons: "I had a 6 hour layover in London but the American Airlines still couldn't get my bags from terminal 5 to terminal 3 and i flew into Miami without my bags! Thank you for making my life harder!"
Cons: "HORRIBLE experience. I had a flight delay that forced me to reschedule to a flight the following morning and caused me to pay for an overnight at a hotel; none of the staff seemed to care whatsoever about their customers' travel plans or experience, giving us little to no information up to the point of canceling our flight, and doing even less to accommodate when plans were foiled. I honestly am waiting for a refund at this point. Terrible trip with American Airlines."
Cons: "Super old planes, couldn't control a/c or had a tv."
Pros: "Great choices of movies and the system was good"
Cons: "the food was awful and the crew seemed stressed out and not flexible at all."
Pros: "The only good part was that I had no one sitting next to me"
Cons: "We had a 8 hour delay in Lima and the customer service was terrible. I did not know what was going on for hours on end and they keep giving all the passengers the loop around. I work in the hospitality industry and this isn't the way to treat your paying customers"
Pros: "Nice flight attendants!!"
Cons: "We boarded an hour late with no explanation then left even later because we were so far back on the run way. Also the last checking me in was not the kindest! Nor was the man who scanned my ticket to go on the plane."
Pros: "Getting to my seat was overall the best experience. Out side of the finally walking onto the plane and sitting down, over an hour late, it was less than mediocre."
Cons: "If the plane was on time and didn't run an hour and 20 Ish minutes late, it would have been fine, except for the blinking over head reading light that would flash in my face every 20/30 seconds that could not be turned off being due to, as the flight attendant said, "they all do that"."
Pros: "Arrived early and flight wasn't packed."
Pros: "The inflight crew was outstanding!"
Pros: "Puntuality in both fly's"
Pros: "Value for money"
Cons: "The staff doesn't hold passengers accountable to carry on bag size and additional bags. It results in cabin luggage storage being full before 3/4ths of the passengers board."
Pros: "Exit row seating."
Pros: "entertainment displays on the back of every seat headrest. Nice room on Main Cabin Xtra, even with someone in the middle seat."
Cons: "1 of the flight attendants was pushy(older caucasian lady)"
Pros: "The guy at the check in counter was awesome, even though his English wasn't great. He upgraded me to the exit row seats since my legs are long; usually you need to pay for this. The seats were huge and comfortable, though the arm rests didn't move, so you could stretch out (the flight wasn't that full)."
Cons: "One flight attendant was basically rude to everyone. She was so comically unfriendly that people on the plane were actually mocking her (for good reason). She refused to explain to us how the emergent slide worked. We asked because the visual instructions on the door were different from those in the seat back pamphlet. In fact, I still don't know which directions are the correct ones (they were contradictory)."
Pros: "Boarding and baggage."
Cons: "This was a long non-stop flight from Miami to Denver. Over 4 hours. So I took the plunge and bought first class. I always fly first class on any flight over 2 hours. However, I was disappointed. The food was so-so and insufficient. The drinks were also not enough. The video displays were small and poorly located for the movie. The seats seemed uncomfortable. All and all I have come to expect a better experience from American Airlines in First Class. The ticket was expensive."
Pros: "We flew directly from Madrid to Miami with IBERIA"
Pros: "Business class comfort was a huge difference! The seat, space entertainment was great."
Cons: "Food not great. Priority line not separate for boarding. If you don't board right away when first called, you get stuck behind everyone else boarding. Those that have higher boarding numbers stand around blocking the line and no announcement ever made to remain away from line."
Pros: "Right on time."
Cons: "The aircondition was extremely cold. I was freezing"
Cons: "Too many delays Seats too cramped Too much crowding at boarding ...need a single file roped off lines for boarding passengers by group numbers so there would be less shoving, K coming people down, and stepping on feet."
Pros: "Premium space"
Pros: "Easy boarding, nice & quiet customers & crew & darkness made it easy to sleep a bit on this red-eye flight."
Cons: "Lots of turbulence."
Pros: "Handicap boarded with sufficient extra time"
Cons: "Not enough room."
Pros: "Enterteiment was Very good. Plane New."
Cons: "Attendants did not give me coffee. Just yougurt. Nobody offered. But esse offered to Others."
Pros: "Fomos atendidos pelo JIM ao fazer o check in e despachar as malas e adoramos o atendimento. Muito simpático e gentil."
Pros: "Modern plane"
Cons: "Required to board bus for a half minute a ride to get on plane in front of "gate". Business class only 8 smallish seats. Economy have was as cramped as ever. Long restroom lines."
Cons: "Person on my seat on previous flight puked and it had not been cleaned up. Puke in the seat tray and on the floor. My personal bag had pile all over it. Yuck."
Pros: "Crew cordiality"
Cons: "Comfort of the seats, could not recline"
Pros: "Friendly staff at the gate, also the crew as goodl"
Cons: "Don't need 2.5 hours delay to start my vacation. We finally checked in at our hotel at 01:00am....."
Pros: "Checking in with kiosk was easy. Boarding went quickly. Seats had adequate space."
Cons: "Older plane than the one going down. No seat back entertainment. Typical mini bag of pretzels and a drink."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and uneventful."
Cons: "The crew did not seem to be in the best mood."
Cons: "The flight could have happened"
Pros: "Yes !!! They change my seats for take my family closer..."
Cons: "I think the fly is with much people. One seat in the middle with no body is better in this time for Security COVID."
Pros: "Plane was new and I also liked the fact that they did not charge you to breathe you only have to pay extra for everything else even a cup of water cost three dollars"
Cons: "They charge you for everything including water for three dollars. Their baggage has a maximum weight of 40 pounds unlike any other airline. They make you pay for carry-ons. They make you pay to pick your seat. You have to pay extra for everything so the bottom line is spirit is probably the most expensive airline to fly. The seats are tiny the trays are tiny, they don’t have TVs, seats do not recline. First and last time Flying with them. My bags were 42 pounds and 46 pounds and I had to pay and additional $30 for each of them."
Pros: "Nothing, I am so disappointed, my reason for going to New Jersey was to say goodbye to my Father, the doctors at the VA Hospital Brooklyn told me that my Father is dying. I am here in Houston Texas while my Father is dying in Brooklyn, N.Y. My heart is hurting."
Cons: "They could have paged me, not all employees speak clearly. If you really care, call me right now for O am sitting in the airport going nowhere. Theresa Matthews (832) 891-9022"
Pros: "Not much to like with not much to offer"
Cons: "Limited space on seats. Over booking on the flight. Paying double for a carry on luggage that I could’ve paid half price for if I took a different airline. 110$ down the drain just for a small suitcase. Ridiculous. I will not ride with Spirit again."
Pros: "The time fly last"
Cons: "Price from menu are ridiculous expensives. Two hours fly without a glass of water for free? Come on!!"
Pros: "loved that they gave away free miles. on time for everything."
Pros: "The flight was not canceled"
Cons: "We were leaving “in 10 minutes” for an hour. Some better communication would have helped."
Pros: "ER EXIT SEAT"
Cons: "Lines charges for carry on charges for food. That is why is called BARE FARE! Terrible."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 45 minutes."
Pros: "What a lousy airline, cheap doesn’t mean bad service."
Cons: "Lost my flight, no calls for boarding, just a line was the explanation no one cares, lousy employees and they don’t care."
Cons: "Said I missed my flight I was there 30 minutes early wanted me to play an additional 99 dollars to get another flight when my plane hadn’t left the ground yet"
Pros: "My seat was the best and only thing about this nightmare. I fully intend on writing a detailed letter to you to Spirit to TSA to MCO to whomever I need to in order to either be fully compensated or have the nation alerted to this farce of a company."
Cons: "Spirit airlines in its entirety. The website the process the boarding the lies the prices the phony employees the rude service. With one exception. Natalia at the entrance of MCO when you check in. Poised calm and very professional after her it went downhill fast."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Uncomfortable plane and the people sucked"
Cons: "The flight attendant on the red eye was talking and laughing the whole time. Very rude, inconsiderate, and unprofessional. Seats are very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, no space I felt like I was sitting in the next persons lap. Food and drinks were expensive...never AGAIN"
Pros: "Everything was good for me"
Cons: "The luggage fee , 50$ each way only carry bag , maby too all the local travel the customer paid I don’t know it’s my first to travel inside , before was only internatinal travel"
Pros: "There are very punctual. The pilot did a great job, it was a very smooth ride."
Cons: "One of the Flight attendants was very rude and condescending to passengers. Not very pleased with having to pay for your carry on."
Pros: "Exciting the aircraft"
Cons: "The whole experience is worth the low fare, rather pay a little more that have Spirit haggle you for luggage, fee seating fee, beverage fee and what else. In the end its cheaper getting on to a normal airline with a seat that reclines, something to drink at no charge and no additional fees. You end up saving ZERO with Spirt Air"
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: "We had to board the flight, then unboard due to delays, and then re-board half hour later."
Cons: "The entire flight had no reclining seats on a red eye!!!! The seats also had thin cushioning and were very uncomfortable. One of the worst flights I have ever taken. Never flying again with spirit even if they pay me to fly on their cheap airplanes"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "No comment"
Cons: "Their fares weren’t that low to begin with, then on top Of that they chgd 17 bucks to pick a seat, and 55 bucks a pc for carryons! The seats were basically a towel on a plastic chair with a back and the seats didn’t recline at all."
Pros: "Great staff. Great ventilation"
Cons: "No complimentary drinks or snacks. Delays were too long. No entertainment."
Pros: "The Crew at the desk."
Cons: "My Bag is lost and yet to be found"
Pros: "Nothing! Spirit is trash"
Pros: "Good flight overall."
Cons: "It's more about the airline than anything else. The cost of the checked bag should be included in the fare price. Because I couldn't log into my account online prior to check-in, I ended up paying $52 each way for my bag. As far as the aircraft itself, I found the seats and leg room space to be smaller than other airlines."
Pros: "Crew was kind, after some coaxing waited for a family member of a fellow passenger who wandered too far from gate to make it back in 10 minutes."
Cons: "Need updates and alerts on delayed flight!! I was checking my phone every 15 minutes from the restaurant next to the gate, reloading the status page, and the status that it changed from delayed two hours to taking off now happened within a 10 minute window. Next thing I know they are calling for final boarding, last call, even though half the flight didn't make it there yet because they didn't update that the delay was cancelled until minutes before boarding. I understand we all need to take off ASAP, but they've got to understand if everyone was standing at the gate, there would be no room to stand so we all disperse and know we can check our smartphones for updates."
Pros: "They refunded us"
Cons: "Refused to accommodate us or put us on a different flight."
Pros: "Good staff on flight. There was plenty of empty seats and I got moved to a more convenient spot."
Cons: "Website is not clear. My carry on had unclear dimensions and I had to pay extra at the airport."
Pros: "Quick Flight"
Cons: "Baggage Fees"
Pros: "The plane seemed new"
Cons: "Paying for every single thing - including carry on bag and water. The low price no longer remains low when charged for everything. Flight crew and other positions didn't have good customer service either."
Cons: "Don't have any intertainmen in the flight....TV no snacks you have to paid it.."
Cons: "Getting checked in and checking a bag was chaos. Then we waited nearly 45 minutes for our baggage to come."
Cons: "Baggage fees extremely high..even if you take it on the plane. If you do t have access to a computer a charge to check I at the airport. Have to pay for membership. Time you pay all the high fees no cheaper then other airlines hat have better service."
Pros: "Departure and arrival time was awesome including the crew members."
Cons: "My baggage fee is too expensive"
Cons: "there is no (free) food, there is no entertainment, and the boarding process was poorly done, had far too employees and miserable"
Cons: "I will never fly Spirit again. I knew from one previous experience that they were the pits regarding seat room; but I never figured they were theives They never sent a confirmation of ticket. THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO HUMAN BEING TO SPEAK WITH IN PERSON on their telephone contact number, no matter what button you push. The transaction didn't post on my credit card, so I assumed it did not go through. I bought another ticket. Five days later they put both tickets through. that's it I am done with this cluster F$%K airline."
Cons: "our flight took off and landed 40 minutes late because the pilot lost his cellphone prior to boarding, so we had to wait for it to be retrieved. every. single. standard. thing. comes with a cost. no temperature control (everyone was freezing) no seats, despite paying $35 extra, recline speaker volume is uncontrollable and incredibly loud"
Cons: "That you have to pay for a seat, pay for carry on and pay for a cup of coffee!!!! Ridiculous! Will never fly spirit again! First and last time!"
Cons: "Missed my flight because of driver and couldn't b refunded my money nor another flight I won't buy another ticket from spirit no more"
Pros: "On time boarding - friendly staff - price friendly."
Cons: "Pockets in seats too small to put anything - no Spirit card in pocket to see what items to purchase - unclear instructions and not too friendly staff when arriving at airport to know how to get bag checked - boarding pass would not display on email to print"
Pros: "I liked the cabin crew and the pilot."
Cons: "I didn't like the experience up to the point where I got on the plane. First the flight was delayed, these things happen though so I wasn't that upset about it. Then we got there an hour and forty minutes before departure and waited in line for baggage for an hour only to be told we were in the wrong line. Then we were directed to the correct line and waited another 20 minutes for baggage. Thankfully there wasn't a line for the security check and we made it to the gate with 5 minutes to spare. Needless to say we will never be flying this airline again."
Pros: "Clean, simple, comfortable"
Pros: "The crew was nice overall."
Cons: "I did not like the hiding fees Spirit charges like a seat fee? if I'm paying for the flight and it is mandatory to seat then why am I being charged a seat fee? or we do have the option to stand? & it's bad enough we are forced to pay for our 1 bag but this airline also is charging for us to bring a carry on we place on our feet? it's ridiculous and disgraceful to nickel & dime your customers. Also, the planes are very outdated, for the way they are charging for every little move you make at least spirit should spend the extra money on upgrades."
Cons: "I didn't like being charged $55 for a carry on."
Cons: "Veery long delays"
Pros: "cheap. got me from point A to point B safely."
Cons: "Seats dont recline and arent very comfortable. Small layer of padding on top of an NYC bus seat equivalent. By the end of the trip by butt and legs were sore AF."
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