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Low season

September Best time to beat the crowds with an average 17% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 34% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$390 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$286 or less

Good deal one-way

$148 or less

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $148 or less one-way and $286 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Philadelphia to San José was found 13 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is September.
  • Morning departure is around 11% 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 airlines flying Philadelphia to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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American Airlines
Overall score based on 45,160 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

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

Pros: "Pilot was very friendly"
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable"

Cons: "no charging station"

Pros: "Took off and arrived on time."

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: "The fact that the lady at the counter was able to change our seats and put us all together."
Cons: "the movie screen being so far away"

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: "Ability to close the arrival time late departure caused by a "missing" pilot."
Cons: "Cattle car mentality"

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: "All flights were on time and arrived early."

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"

Cons: "Slow, and expensive wifi"

Pros: "Seating space"

Pros: "Good"

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!"

Cons: "Fees for carry on, fee to select seat, fees"

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: "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: "Nothing! During boarding there was almost a fight... should've known then."
Cons: "AC was broken, plane was dirty, cramped, charged for small carry on, in air advertisement like "AIR QVC", still Serve alcohol to drunk passengers who were yelling on small plane.. I mean that's a lot!"

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

Cons: "Spirit Airlines sucks. Worst company. Never again."

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

Cons: "Nothing everything was amazing."

Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Cons: "Baggage"

Pros: "They got me to my destination EARLY on both legs of my trip."
Cons: "No frills Baggage rules"

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

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

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."

Cons: "Why do I have to pay so much money for my carry on?"

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

Cons: "No internet option to my knowledge."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

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: "Need more than 40 ils luggage limit on suitcase. Need to be able to take a carry on AND a pocketbook onto plane."

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"

Cons: "Could have done without the sales pitch for your credit card. Had a layover so had to listen to it twice. Also, the price for the bags were over the top especially since the weight limit was 40 pounds."

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"

Cons: "Hidden added fees"

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