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Low season

MayBest time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 2% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$885(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$298or less

Good deal one-way

$148or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Costa Rica

  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Costa Rica is August.
  • Morning departure is around 12% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Philadelphia to Costa Rica

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,316 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The crew was friendly and professional"
Cons: "Comfier seats, more leg room"

Pros: "Seats were very comfortable with good leg space. The onboard texting feature was amazing to keep in touch with family."
Cons: "For a six hour long flight the food choice was not all that great. Some more sandwich/breakfast choice will be welcome."

Pros: "Staff has been amazing from start to end. From check-in to onboard the plane, everyone was courteous and a delight! You’re a winner Alaska Airlines!!!!"

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "We sat on the runway for nearly an hour."

Cons: "WiFi didn’t work on my laptop for movies. Otherwise, great flight!"

Pros: "Seating choice"
Cons: "Boarding wasn't as bad as Delta... god they suck"

Pros: "Had a TV w/ lots of free movie options, seats were comfy, plane was nice and clean, staff was very kind"
Cons: "This is the best flight I’ve been on, would recommend anyone to Alaska Airlines"

Cons: "Late departure as the crew arrived late. Late arrival causing me to miss a connection"

Cons: "My flight was cancelled and instead of getting a cancellation notice, I received a “your flight has been updated” email which indicated that my flight was changed from Wednesday to Friday. Unacceptable!!!"

Pros: "Entertainment system."
Cons: "Cabin crew."

Pros: "Overall pleasant experience"

Pros: "Plane was new - excellent entertainment system w a lot of movies to choose from; very nice staff; departed early; arrived early; got our bags within minutes of getting off plane. Probably one of the best flight experiences we have had."
Cons: "Nothing - everything was excellent! If there was something they could improve upon. It would be either improving the quality of the earphones or enable passengers to use their Bluetooth earphones."

Pros: "I loved the speedy boarding process and atmospheric lighting aboard the plane and the complimentary coffee."
Cons: "Crew was detached and came off unfriendly. Seats hurt to sit in after two hours. A 5 hour plane ride is uncomfortable and hot even with fan on. WiFi too expensive for my budget."

Cons: "Nothing, all was perfect!"

Pros: "Got in a bit early!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Pleasantly surprised, nice journey the whole way"

Cons: "No food, just snacks."

Cons: "Flight from PHL to PORTLAND delayed 3.5 hrs due to weather... ok that’s a safety thing. But then the pilots couldn’t fly us to Portland due to shift restrictions. Told us they had to stop in BOISE for fresh pilots and no one was leaving the plane. Got there and they made everyone get off the plane and take their belongings with them. Meanwhile since we already missed our connecting flight from Portland to Bellingham they rescheduled us from Portland to SEATTLE to Bellingham later that night but while stopped in Boise we managed to get on a flight directly to Seattle and our son picked us up there instead of Bellingham. We were told our checked bags would go to their tagged destination so we drove to Bellingham to collect them. Not so. Luggage is missing."

Pros: "Roomier than most flights. Pilot explained a delay. Friendly staff. Order what you want when you want on screen."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The stewardess, the time waiting on the tarmac and the many, many, many delays. Also my seating in the middle seat. I am elderly and handicapped and I requested a change and was turned down by the stewardess in very clipped tone of voice."

Pros: "There was an infant in the seat next to mine and before I ever got to it I was moved to first class. It was a classy move. I will fly Alaska airlines anytime!"

Pros: "There seemed to be more legroom than usual and the flight attendants were responsive. There was an excellent selection of movies to choose from and passengers could order from a small selection of free beverages during the flight."
Cons: "A small snack of some sort would have been nice, as would headphones. Despite the selection of films to watch, they had to be viewed as close captioned (which not all were) unless passengers had brought their own headohones. It would also have been pleasant to see even one of the flight attendants smile at least once."

Pros: "Very curtious employees. Seat room was better than most."

Pros: "Cost of flight was reasonable"
Cons: "Verbally ATTACKED BY FLIGHT ATTENDANT NAMED TOM Alaska Airlines June 5, 2018 Confirmation code: FYHBFZ Depart Philadelphia 8:15am to San Fransisco Flight # 1153 FLIGHT ATTENDANT SHOULD BE FIRED"

Pros: "Ustomer service at the gate"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Quick direct flight, easy check-in"
Cons: "Small space"

Pros: "Since they bought Virgin they have free entertainment and you can order food from menu. Good crew and comfortable seats."
Cons: "Don't like that they are changing carry on sizes"

Pros: "Staff are always polite and helpful."
Cons: "Baggage did not come through on carousel as posted. Monitors showed #3 but they actually showed up on #2. Wasted much time waiting in wrong location!"

Pros: "Air vents let very little air flow so it was pretty warm during the entire 5 1/2 hrflight. 737-900 has lane."
Cons: "Temp was warm"

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

Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."

Pros: "The part where I got off the plane."
Cons: "Late by an hour taking of, sat next to heavy people both side. walk way side you would think is no issue but the guy was so heavy that you was in the walk way. I received far to many crotch and butt rubs on my shoulder and a couple times to my face from people squeezing by. My seat should be my seat, it’s what I paid for. The continuous invasion of my already very small personal space just makes flying so unopealing."

Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Brenda at LAX called me jerk and was a terrible representative for your company... To say the least"

Pros: "it was on time and boarding was quick. Crew was nice."
Cons: "the mini plane was scary. It felt like it was going to fall apart. The pilot could have alerted that he was about to land because it was frightening to just land, after being in extreme turbulence most of an hour. Plane is very very small. I don't know how a large person would fit in a seat."

Pros: "The purpose of our trip is to be in a wedding. The suitcase may ,or may not arrive in time. I was told it would be delivered to the Costa Verde Quepos, Manuel Antonio hotel. I will be without any clothes for at least two and a half days. Please help! My cell is 209-549-6276, but I don't know if it will work while I am in Costa Rica The suitcase tag number is 10-65-88"

Pros: "Alaska airlines has got it together, probably the best airline company out there. Customer service, punctuality, comfort, baggage department are all top notch!!! I'm so glad they're in Philadelphia so I can come back to this tightly run ship after struggling with other airlines for years!!! My experience was AWESOME!!!!"
Cons: "NOTHING"

Pros: "Great flight on tomen comfortable seats"

Pros: "By far the best airline I've ever flown! Wow! They have it figured out and have an excellent crew!"

Pros: "All the staff member were really kind and helpful. The boarding and the unboarding was made smoothly."
Cons: "The seat are a bit uncomfortable and theres not much leg room for tall people."

Pros: "Everything about the flight was pleasant. The crew were friendly and helpful, the flight was smooth and ran on time. I liked the organic snack box. I would definitely fly Alaskan again and recommend it to my friends."

Cons: "Nothing to complain about!"

Pros: "We left on time, and arrived 30 minutes early. Crew was fantastic and very attentive."

Pros: "Friendly staff"

Pros: "Very comfortable plane and excellent crew"

Pros: "The plane was clean. The crew was extremely friendly- always had a smile. Tablets for rent and with "free" entertainment on tablet. Boarding is from back of the plane- no groups."
Cons: "Returned on red eye - too many lights on making it difficult to sleep. Not providing free movies, etc on a cross country trip. M"

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

Pros: "The bisquit cookies."
Cons: "The staff weren't that friendly! Gone are the helpful employees! My daughter's seat wouldn't go back and they did nothing to accommodate her! LAME! Not overly friendly, need to take notes from JetBlue!"

Cons: "Flight delayed for 1 hour"

Pros: "Left on time. Quick boarding process & really liked that the back rows got to board first. Friendly staff. Arrive on time, even a bit early."

Pros: "Great crew members. Very friendly and helpful."

Pros: "N/a"

Pros: "The crew was nice. They did a very good job under the circumstance."
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour because of an error on Delta‘s part. They did not verify people as they were boarding. Further the person in 17 F was doing video chat as we were preparing to take off and he had very foul language throughout the flight. The crew never said anything."

Cons: "Delayed flight ruined it."

Pros: "Missed it"
Cons: "Give back money"

Pros: "Friendly crew. Landed early."

Pros: "Seat was comfortable"
Cons: "The temperature, it was kind of hot."

Cons: "Safe and happy travel!"

Pros: "Good communication about weather and delay"
Cons: "No delay. Consider dropping the $75 standby fee."

Pros: "Not much I liked"
Cons: "The crew were the worst Delta crew I’ve ever had. Sat 1st class and waited 1 hour from sitting in my seat untill I was offered a beverage. Asked for a snack and was told to wait until the basket was brought around, 20 minutes later. Asked for coffee, it was terrible and served with attitude."

Pros: "VERY small plane and small narrow seats"
Cons: "Yes...not change my flight at the last minute and causing me to miss my connecting flight. Then making me reschedule my flight with only options that I now have (2) layover and then arrive in Korea another day later, that then caused me to miss my college orientation day!"

Pros: "small and uncomfortable"
Cons: "respectful size seat"

Pros: "On time this time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "No video screen"

Cons: "The comfort seats are not that comfortable"

Pros: "Good customer service in person"

Pros: "chwcking in was very easy."
Cons: "No in board beverages. On flight from RDU to PHL beverages were served."

Pros: "Not like"
Cons: "I have Sky Team Elite Plus Platinum but not fare anything!"

Pros: "Ease of check in and friendly people"
Cons: "Marta"

Pros: "Did not wait for luggage."
Cons: "Food was marginal. Equipment had low ceiling under carry on shelf. No entertainment."

Cons: "They cancelled my ticket and did not inform me. Horrible exlefywith JustFly.com Beware of this organization"

Pros: "The exit row seat on this leg out of PHL to SLC did recline! No need for Delta Comfort+ unless you want to get off of the plane ... faster."
Cons: "For some reason, the pilot couldn't figure out how to adjust the cabin temperature for the first hour or so. This made the flight (and I was sitting in an exit row seat, right by the door which is usually cooler) uncomfortably hot and muggy. Food? No food. Thank goodness for Delta Lounge (even if it was the one in PHL). Just snacks make this a poor option for many. I don't know what is up, but the USB charger on the two monitors didn't work and neither did the outlet between the seats. And I have two different sets of cables "just in case" and they're the 3-in-1 so I can try to charge multiple devices (Apple, Android and Samsung) but nothing worked."

Pros: "Staff personalities"
Cons: "Waited extra 20 mins after door closed to-complete loading luggage"

Pros: "There was one helpful lady"
Cons: "Flight was rerouted and rebooked twice. I’m stuck in Detroit overnight, and won’t be getting to Monterrey until tomorrow afternoon. Thanks, delta!"

Pros: "No issues boarding as a group of 6, including one child. We all had at least a personal item and/or a carry-on to stow. The flight was easy, comfortable, and the free movies were current and definitely helped pass the time."
Cons: "We were seated right behind the delta comfort+ and saw the special snacks they got. Being teased by that is not a huge deal, just a little disappointed by the regular snack selection, the snack mix was definitely subpar."

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Getting home in one piece"
Cons: "Why do airlines schedule 2 flights for the exact same time in the exact same gate? Just to watch passengers squeeze in like cattle??"

Pros: "Uneventful flight - boarding was great and there were no hassles."
Cons: "No food. No onboard entertainment."

Pros: "Flight attendants were really kind"
Cons: "We were an hour late to leave so I missed my connecting flight and am currently stuck in Minneapolis for nearly 8 hours now"

Pros: "Stewardesses were sympathetic but could do nothing."
Cons: "A few flurries out of Philadelphia and flight is delayed 2.5 hrs, we therefore miss our connection and all they wanted us to do was spend 2 days in airport until next flight. Finally reached a compassionate soul at customer service who got creative and routed us to BCN via ATL, Miami and Madrid."

Pros: "Got upgraded to 1st / Business class."
Cons: "Due to weather the power outage in ATL, the flight out of PHL was delayed by about 30 minutes. No movies. No meals."

Pros: "Crew was very attentive and curtious. Boarding was a bit more chaotic than usual and the gate agent made no announcement about boarding procedure, which certainly contributed to the scrum resulting. I arrived from the Skyclub several minutes prior to boarding time and was unable to find a path through to the Priority Boarding Lane. As boarding began she had to redirect at least seventy-five percent of those in front of me as they were not in First Class. Had she made one or more clear announcements about boarding procedure I rather doubt such a misunderstanding would have occurred with so many."
Cons: "For the third Delta flight in a row (all First Class) the crew did not make any effort to keep economy class cuctomers form storing bags in the First Class overhead or using the only First Class laveratory during flight. This flight I was unable to utilize the laveratory even once due to this excessive and continuous useage. Trying to do my bit to reduce our carbon footprint, yet I am sorely tempted to return to charter service when disrespect of the airlines own basic service class rules gets piled on top of TSA hassles."

Pros: "I had a window seat"
Cons: "bumpy flight"

Pros: "Flight attendant insisted to take my jacket. She didn’t return led. I forgot jacket in Cincinnati"
Cons: "I need my jacket"

Pros: "As usual, Delta staff and crew did their best to make the flight quite enjoyable and smooth."

Pros: "First flight"
Cons: "Too packed"

Pros: "I appreciated the kindness of the staff at each of our stops. From beginning to end they were polite, helpful, and kind!"

Pros: "All crew was great"
Cons: "We lost checked bag or it was taken, will loss a half day shopping for replacements. Compensation policy very unclear, not counting on getting any."

Pros: "Arrived on time crew worked had"
Cons: "my seat was BAD , no recline- right by bathroom one of which was out of order."

Cons: "Compared to such airlines like Turkish or etihad, service and comfort was lacking behind."

Cons: "On time"

Pros: "Liked the plane and the leg room. Had to switch itenary due to weather and the gate agent did a great job."

Pros: "On time, efficient boarding, no lines or delays. Attendants not as top notch as on the domestic leg but we're friendly and efficient. Loved the seat back entertainment options, watched a movie, listened to 2 podcasts, and enjoyed some excellent blues music. All while tracking he flight progress. Made the 6 hour flight go by quickly and not mind the bumpy air in the tropics."

Pros: "Airplane was good, boarding was fast."

Pros: "The crew friendly,boarding was easy the flight was comfortable they even went around and gave blankets they could do a little more with the snacks. There were TVs so the entertainment was really good. Seats didn't go back, wish they did."
Cons: "I wish they had more snacks like JetBlue but all was fine."

Cons: "The original flight was canceled and a new one substituted - basically they wanted to fly a smaller aircraft (via a different regional carrier) so the flight number changed. PHL did not have the new flight info displayed at the Departures board or on the screen at the gate. Caused a little anxiety."

Cons: "Cramped, uncomfortable tin can of an airplane. Barely tolerable for even an hour’s flight."

Pros: "Service was great. Seating was OK. It was a brand new vehicle, so the (climate/air handling) was great."
Cons: "Boarding was not well organized."

Pros: "I liked that I didn't have to pay for a carry on and the blanket they gave me in flight to stay warm it was a great flight."
Cons: "Only dislike was that the flight was ending other than that no problems"

Pros: "Flight left on time despite the problems"
Cons: "We waited for one hour to be able to board. The system crashed so we were very lucky to arrive very early to the airport"

Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "Seat space is bad. Food is all for a fee."

Cons: "No food, no entertainment, no room for luggage, no good."

Cons: "Landing was a little rough"

Pros: "Getting home safely"
Cons: "Finding damage to my luggage"

Pros: "Early for arrival!! Love that!"

Pros: "Flt on time. Arrived on time"
Cons: "A young child screemed constantly. Not sure how you would address. Have had kids so been there"

Cons: "Delay due to mechanical glitch which should have been checked before boarding"

Cons: "no charging station"

Pros: "Took off and arrived on time."

Cons: "They ran out of choices."

Pros: "Uneventful and on time"

Pros: "It was just great"

Pros: "It was easy to travel"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "There was a lot to see"
Cons: "The screens were severely delayed and frustrating."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It was cancelled"

Pros: "I can't comment on food or entertainment and there is no N/A option. I did not purchase food or use the wifi for entertainment. The seat I upgraded to was comfortable and spacious even if it didn't recline (I sat in front of the OWWE)."

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Nothing absolute nightmare .. no water .. are you serious"

Pros: "There were charging outlets. Bravo!"
Cons: "They lost my baggage"

Pros: "Love the new entertainment on your own phone"
Cons: "Boarding took forever due to people's luggage in the overhead."

Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac to move to the gate for 30 minutes. NEVER AGAIN, I AM THROUGH!!!!"

Pros: "Everyone was helpful and friendly. It was my first trip, and I would do it again."

Cons: "Had to spend 12 hrs in an airport because it was cancelled and was given no reason as to why. I won't fly with aa again"

Pros: "Everything was amazing"

Cons: "Budget Rental, OMG 55 min wait in the parking lot before some would check myself and several other renters. NEVER use budget again. Its not that they were understaffed. I saw Budget employees standing around doing nothing. On a side note the inside of the car was coated with a white cleaning solution, windows were dirty, and windshield fluid was empty."

Cons: "Obama ground stop in Philadelphia. No one knew in advance? seating very cramped. Entry to aircraft looked dangerous. It would be easy to fall to the tarmac. Very kow railing."

Pros: "I like it! Thank you, kayak"

Pros: "The pilot was charming, and really hugged Mt. Rainier on the way in - Made for an incredible view in the moonlight!"

Pros: "Did not travel from Phillies to Minneapolis. Due to change in program."

Pros: "Got there on time"
Cons: "It was too cold"

Cons: "delay missed my connection.."

Cons: "Refer to above. Both flights were horrible."

Cons: ":)"

Pros: "All if the gate staff & on board staff that I interacted with were very friendly & efficient."
Cons: "Very tight/small & crowded waiting area."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Engaged with customers no matter the seat preference"
Cons: "Boarding system not good !"

Cons: "Always delayed"

Pros: "Boarding was quick and got there on time to make connection"
Cons: "Nothing it was fine"

Cons: "I wasn't allowed on"

Pros: "The Professionalism"
Cons: "There is not nothing to say"

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "It was constantly delayed and the airline was poorly treating its passengers in helping them get to their final destination. I was originally supposed to get into my final destination at 6pm, but I didn't get in until after 10pm central time due to those delays."

Pros: "Nothing...I had to be rerouted to Chicago to Seattle!"
Cons: "The fact that through no fault of my own, I arrived in Seattle much later than expected and my clients were not particularly happy with the delay."

Cons: "Noisy, hard to sleep even with earplugs and eye shades. Unruly children."

Pros: "First time traveling with my service dog. It was a very pleasant experience and everything went wonderfully!"

Cons: "We weren't given very much information about situation that caused to make an emergency landing in Charlotte NC."

Cons: "90 min late"

Pros: "No cancellations"

Pros: "It got me on the way"
Cons: "An outlet and letting me get into Canada"

Cons: "The plane was extremely full. No chance of social distancing."

Cons: "Seats need to be bigger (wider)"

Pros: "The text messages from United"

Pros: "First flight I’ve been on where United airlines has adequate leg room for a tall person. A newish airbus plane. I’ve been avoiding United for a number of years cause their planes tend to be very uncomfortable for taller passengers. This is the seat spacing that all airlines should have."

Pros: "Empty plane personal seating everyone"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Delay for 3 hours"

Pros: "The crew was fantastic!! Friendly and attentive!!"
Cons: "More snack options other than pretzels would’ve been nice."

Pros: "Minimal turbulence"

Pros: "Everything was good, except the seats are too tight."
Cons: "Seat space"

Cons: "After being so delayed on our first flight from San Francisco, I was nervous about getting to our connecting flight in Houston. We were assured by the flight attendant that when a flight is delayed and has connections, they communicate that to the gates and we would be fine. It was the OPPOSITE of fine. We landed with 10 minutes until the flight to Costa Rica left and they let all of us who were connecting deplane first, only to run full speed to a gate who’s plane left 10 minutes EARLY and decided that it was not going to wait for the 12+ passenagers who had no control of the delayed flight. My fiancé and I were flying to our WEDDING. So now I’m sitting here in Houston for a full 24 hours waiting for the next flight to take me to my wedding. The only “accommodation” united airlines gave us was a hotel. No compensation for the night we paid for at our resort in Costa Rica that we are missing, no upgrades to a better class on our new flight and no reassurance on how terrible they feel for this giant and heartbreaking inconvenience. I am furious."

Pros: "It was great... all staff where very courteous and helpful. A very comfortable ride. A 10 in my books!!! Love you guys!! Barb Langman from Lafleche Saskatchewan Canada"
Cons: "I didn't like getting bumped and having a 15 hour layover and having to find accommodation in Houston.. that was awful."

Cons: "The waiting in the lobby."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "4 hrs late departure - missed my appointment"

Pros: "The people were all very nice. The plane was top-notch. Would definitely fly with them again if I had the opportunity."
Cons: "The boarding lasted much longer than I had anticipated. I was also not informed of when my group was boarding at the proper time."

Pros: "Well organized."

Cons: "Uncomfortably warm!!"

Cons: "The plane got delayed by more than 3 hours!"

Pros: "I was able to move my dear and get better leg room. Really appreciated that!"
Cons: "Teeny snack."

Pros: "It had movie screens quite old but better than none"

Cons: "Just give free wi fi already"

Cons: "I didn't realize how you can no longer be accommodated without being charged for everything."

Pros: "service on time"
Cons: "snacks very little amounr"

Pros: "I fly weekly, but try never to book United because there are always issues with my support animal. Without fail, regardless of the city, the agents at check-in do not know what to do. Each time I'm met with annoyance at having to check me in, and I usually end up calling either the disabilities desk and handing the agent my phone, or asking for the CRO. I have to leave an extra 45 minutes to accommodate flying United every time -- ridiculous. This time I also got a load of unprofessional gate agents cooing and awwing at my my support animal, and trying to pet him. When this happens I always simply state, "please don't" and this was key with rudeness as well. United please provide us with more professional and adequately trained staff at the airports. Once we're on the planes it's fine. But you seem to have VERY low hiring standards for airport staff"

Pros: "From check-in to touchdown, my travel over this Christmas was awesome! Flights were on time, security ran smoothly, and I would use Kayak again for sure."

Pros: "My flight stopped for over 2 hours for refueling which caused me to miss my coneccting flight, plus 2 other reschedual flights. Then no one would accomodate me on account of this. Never flying united again"

Pros: "All good, no complaints!"

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Great aircraft!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"

Pros: "Tv"
Cons: "The tv kept shutting on and off"

Pros: "The leg room"

Pros: "Free beverage and snack. Flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "Sat inside the airplane for more than an hour! It was horrible. Why have the customers board the aircraft when crew members know that we're going to be delayed due to weather?! Ridiculous."

Pros: "The crew was nice and great with the three very young kids sitting in front of me. Left and landed on time!"
Cons: "Very cramped seating. The on flight entertainment kept searching for a satillite signal, only ever staying on for 30 seconds before searching for the next 3 minutes."

Pros: "The crew did the best they could with what was presented."
Cons: "Pilot should of gave us accurate times rather than saying "we should be taking off in another 15 min folks" which turned into 4 hours, pretty crazy."

Cons: "I paid for the internet access and it says all flight, but that's not true, it doesn't cover the whole flight."

Cons: "Flight was delayed, missed connection, chose to go to Minneapolis and was booked on a flight that I didn't have time to get to the terminal, so was rebooked a 3rd time, missed my shuttle, have no idea where my luggage is"

Cons: "First leg delayed on Tarmac for over an hour so I missed my connection. Then united rebooked me for the next day but gave me no voucher or money towards a hotel so I had to get one myself since it was all night in the Houston airport.mthem the rebooked flight had mechanical problems we had to change airplanes, and gates/terminals and were delayed another 2.5 hours. It was terrible."

Pros: "The price for the flights was great."
Cons: "The airplane was cramped, legroom nonexistent (and I'm small and skinny). The plane was delayed and hot. The ride was bumpy. The crew was slow. I thought United was a premier carrier. I've had better experiences with Frontier and Spirit recently."

Cons: "My connection to YYZ was cancelled and I was not even rebooked to the next flight. I needed to buy a ticket on Air Canada in order to get there. Every time I fly United I find myself asking "why in the hell am I flying United?""

Cons: "Very rude crew."

Pros: "Good service"

Cons: "Either ran out of or no snacks offered. Crew seemed a little impatient"

Cons: "Where do I start. Let's start with booking and the lack of knowledge, inability to listen and respond in an appropriate manner, and the fact that after I asked to speak to a manager due to the previous issues with the agent, and after being transferred all I needed was some understanding and support due to a family emergency and instead I get a short rude push back and then hung up on by the manager after I expressed my struggle and desperation for help. The lack of empathy and just the overall experience was beyond horrible, and if it wasn't for the desperate situation I was in I would have never used your services."

Pros: "On time bags made connection"

Pros: "It was a light flight, so I could have my carry-on with me even though I was in group 5. The breakfast -- berry pecan French toast -- was surprisingly tasty and satisfying (if not very attractively presented)."
Cons: "Too bad I had to pay so much for the exit row seat. I'm tall and it's needed for standard comfort (as opposed to extra comfort). Oh well. Gotta squeeze those dollars out of the passengers every way they can."

Pros: "The boarding was very smooth."
Cons: "The passengers behind me had a baby on board that cried throughout the whole flight."

Pros: "Got me safely to my destination. Other passengers were friendly and helpful. Sf and Vic airports nice. flight attendants passably pleasant. No food that I was aware of. Entertainment at least there was a wifi option since there were no screens."
Cons: "Check in agents all might as well have been robots, but with bad attitude. Even at the star alliance gold checkin desk the agent was clearly unhappy/furious (seem to be ongoing issues with the system/ machine frustrating him) and was consistently abrupt and cold though our interaction. He did help by lifting bags onto weigh and to press buttons to get the tickets issued, but I would have a much better experience of United if he has shown any sign of warmth or even smiled. I was struggling with a baby in a carrier, and several suitcase, and he didn't show any sign of humanity. The guy who labeled our bags was a bit nicer. The team overal though just barked instructions at the customers, never looked them in the eyes, and seemed to all hate their jobs. We got our boarding passes issues successfully, yes, but I felt on pins and needles like I had to be very careful not to offend anyone.... Which I don't think is what you want your passengers to feel at the start of a flight."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "My first time flying through United and I am dissapointed my flight was delayed over 6 hours and we get no refund for that? Really United? Aren't you suppose to be a top airline for a reason. Never again"

Pros: "Friendly service, nice and comfortable."

Cons: "The seat cushions were in terrible condition!!!"

Cons: "No Wifi, no seat reclining, late departure and delays"

Pros: "Convenient gates"

Cons: "The fact that I had to pay for every little thing. I will not use them again."

Pros: "Everything was fantastic. Did get any food or drink tho. Staff was phenomenal!"

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "No complimentary snacks served."

Cons: "We were directed to board a plane that was not ready to fly and did not have working air conditioning. It was a safety and health hazard."

Pros: "I like the other passengers . I liked the person that checked us in -he was very accommodating - Girard Patrice (Pennsylvania check in)"
Cons: "Going to Atlanta: The seating arrangement was poor and had gum on the seat and dirty. I was unable to adjust my seat even though cramped."

Pros: "The city had a nice feel!"
Cons: "I liked everything."

Pros: "Don't think anything comes to mind"
Cons: "Bags are now 40lbs not 50lbs, everyone was crammed in like sardines."

Pros: "I liked the seating. I had enough space n sat very comfortable."
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was lied to by staff"

Cons: "Nothing everything was amazing."

Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Cons: "Baggage"

Pros: "Comfortable"
Cons: "Paying 3 dollars for a Sprit"

Pros: "Was good but i wasen not happy pay $55 for my baggage"

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Price"

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Everything else"

Cons: "I got my luggage from baggage claim and it was torn tremendously!!!! Absolutely ridiculous."

Pros: "Staff made the best of it"
Cons: "The constant delays"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The airplane"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything about it"

Pros: "Everything."

Pros: "Cheap and quick"
Cons: "Impersonal"

Cons: "No internet option to my knowledge."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "I got to Minnesota for cheap"
Cons: "Nothing was unexpected"

Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""

Pros: "good folks wo4rk there, kind and helpful"
Cons: "cost too high for no comfort/frills"

Pros: "Smooth ride, friendly staff, no problems"

Pros: "Low fares. Great service."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Unable to use TSA precheck. Since I was unable to pay for bags while on the Jayak site, I had to pay $10 more later on the Spirit Air site"

Pros: "IT WAS FAST TO GET SEATED"
Cons: "There was no leg space at all"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Tiny tray tables"

Cons: "don't know never got on the plan it was cancule"

Cons: "the personal at the airport was super rude, so i canceled the trip and booked with united right at the airport!!!"

Pros: "Could not lean back. Back very sore"

Pros: "Liked the option to purchase what snacks & beverage I wanted."
Cons: "Gate agent needs to remember what she says on the announcements; she called groups 1 & 2 then told all the people in group 2 (in a very firm tone) to stand aside she was only boarding group 1 ?????"

Cons: "80 minute delay"

Pros: "I thought it was fantastic all around. Traveling was easy."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything, the staff was rude and unpleasing."

Pros: "The price of the ticket or fare"
Cons: "Unable to pay for my bank online. Then had to pay a higher fee at the airport"

Cons: "Late boarding."

Pros: "Light rial Tran to mall of American"

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Everything!!"

Cons: "Hidden added fees"

Pros: "Efficient in getting people on board"
Cons: "They broke my suitcase's wheels off and something was stolen out of my bag. When I went to the office in ORD, they told me to put in a claim and then ignored me, not helping me to put in a claim, continuing on their conversation about what they're doing when they get out of work. They wouldn't let me put in a claim."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything was bad"

Pros: "the employees"
Cons: "Having to wait on the tarmac while someone looked for a key to the; having to wait another hour for someone to find a wheelchair to remove a passenger, assigning two people to the same seat."

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