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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 14m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($121) and Multiple Airlines ($231), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($287) and United Airlines ($331).
From Pittsburgh to San José, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Pittsburgh , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Pittsburgh you will be using Pittsburgh, often referred to as Pittsburgh Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Cons: "Stewardess forgot to give me my coffee"
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "The crew was good in first but ooor in baxk"
Cons: "More room for bags"
Cons: "Another American Airlines delay"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Cons: "The baggage claim took forever. And the flight was late."
Cons: "The plane was so small no roller bags could be accommodated. All bags were gate checked. Retrieving all those bags while on the jetway was difficult"
Cons: "No wifi no movie."
Pros: "I hated the whole experience"
Cons: "I’ve never flown American Airlines and the flight was on time."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Pros: "Think I said this before. Up graded to 1st class because the flight to Miami was do horrible."
Pros: "Much better flight in 1st class than in cattle car. Not happy about the extra cost just so not to be misrtsble."
Pros: "Not happy having to spend the extra money to fly 1st class because the flight from Phoenix was so terrible."
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Cons: "Flight delayed 2hrs - but no fault of the airline."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "I was in first class thanks to an upgrade. The flight attendant was very nice. But the amenities are total garbage - no seatback in-flight entertainment, no power."
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment except on your own device. No power, ensuring your device will die on a long flight. The old US Airways fleet from the Northeast is awful."
Cons: "Too many delays that made me miss the original time I was to catch my connecting flight. Missed my appointment in Spain as a result..."
Pros: "On time. Quick boarding."
Cons: "The delay out of Charlotte but the staff did a great job keeping us informed and boarding as quick as possible."
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "I got there on time and they didn't lose my luggage."
Cons: "The planes are too cramped, costs are too high, staff just love pointing out a carry on isn't a carry on even though it's sold as one and fits in every other airline's definition of one. Boarding process is ridiculous."
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Pros: "Flight was delayed then cancelled. No explanation, apologies, or provision for accommodation was made or offered!"
Pros: "It was a small plane so the crew pulled larger totes and packed them separately. It worked very efficiently given the circumstances."
Cons: "Very tight quarters, but ok for short flight"
Pros: "excellent flight. on time and no issues"
Pros: "Entertainment, seating room"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "The crew was very nice. It was Christmas so the flight was not full."
Cons: "It was a short flight, so it was fine."
Pros: "On-time arrival; competent crew"
Cons: "Nothing; the flight was OK."
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Pros: "Comfortable and wide seats in coach - as wide as or wider than my usual airline. Flight attendants were friendly and helpful. I had bad experiences with American in the past, but this one was surprisingly pleasant."
Cons: "No free entertainment or meals."
Pros: "Good movies"
Cons: "not enough food"
Pros: "I am not comfortable flying so for me, flying makes me nervous"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Paid extra for seat and I don't see why. It wasn't any better than lower priced seats. American boarding process is unnecessarily complicated. Board from the back forward like Alaska does."
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "it was ok"
Cons: "I paid extra for a window seat but had to sit in different spot. Set in isle seat"
Pros: "Great crew on Sacto flight. More comfortable than Phoenix flight because not full."
Cons: "Had to wait for crew delayed by weather. No gate when we got to SMF. Luggage took way too long to come off. Lots of turbulence - not your fault - but I HATE it."
Cons: "The sound did not work in my assigned seat. I could not watch any movies or partipate in any games."
Pros: "Crew was attentive and nice. Pilot kept us updated on our delayed departure."
Cons: "The departure was delayed due to maintainence issues. Every time that occurs, there are long delays to complete the paperwork. No problem with wanting a well maintained plane, but there should be some quicker way to complete the documentation."
Pros: "no problems."
Pros: "We were able to board first. The round trip flight was overall amazing. American Airlines is awesome when it comes to active duty flying. When try let him board early and took his luggage they also did the same for me as his wife and it was a great experience to know they care for both of us."
Cons: "I didn't like the lady we sat next to! But you can't help that. So you all did amazing!"
Pros: "Either BA or American Airlines didn't know that We got switched by BA TO AN EARLIER FLIGHT TO JFK!. When we arrived in PIT we almost missed our flight to JFK. The American desk agent at check in had to walk us thru security because of this. OTHERWISE EVERYTHING ELSE WAS OK."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "On time, clean plane."
Cons: "Crew announcements are too loud! What is that all about?"
Cons: "In seat entertainment"
Pros: "Hot tea to warm me up. Friendly flight attendants"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Never given complimentary beverage"
Cons: "Less crowded, with better two-bag carryons enforcement forces coach and more latitude for First Class."
Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"
Cons: "Direct flight"
Pros: "Meals were decent."
Cons: "Gate crew was grumpy. Treated passengers as children"
Pros: "Clean, comfortable and on time."
Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"
Pros: "Boarded a little early and everything was moved along smoothly and efficiently. Quick and painless. Very smooth landing."
Cons: "Slow boarding, no food no drinks, no tv."
Cons: "Small seat space"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "I saw your email informing me that departure would be delayed almost an hour, that was sent 50 min after its scheduled departure. By then I was out of the airport, picking up my car in long-term parking, and making my miserable way back home. It was a 3 and a half hour drive to get there."
Pros: "I liked the staff at united in Pittsburgh who helped solve the real mess with my reservation"
Cons: "I did not like having my flight to Düsseldorf changed to flight to Frankfurt without being told of the change. That flight was late so I missed my connection to GVA- Frankfurt is a dreadful airport"
Pros: "The pilot"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "They lost our luggage"
Cons: "No drinking water was offered on the plane from Pittsburgh to Washington DC."
Cons: "Video controller was not working properly."
Cons: "Delay in departing Pittsburgh and also in landing in Newark. Boarding in Newark was put in a corner and United personal at the alternate counter was not polite. Delay landing in Venice and apparently at higher speed than normal, which created alarm at the firefighting statin in Marco Polo's airport."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Everything great"
Cons: "They kept delaying the flight. It stressed me out."
Pros: "On time; good legroom"
Cons: "Paid an up charge for a seat that didn't recline; guy next to me was farting all flight long"
Pros: "It was in time. The flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "It was crowded."
Cons: "the wifi connection did not work."
Cons: "Not enough legroom for someone 6'5"."
Pros: "On time good service very clean"
Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"
Pros: "2 hrs late!"
Cons: "Fligh delay."
Pros: "I was allowed to get off the aircraft to collect a bag I left behind"
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"
Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."
Pros: "Nothing, as you sent this prematurely and my flight hasn't even left yet and was delayed by more than two hours."
Cons: "Being told we could stretch our legs and leave the plane, only to be told a minute later "never mind" because it should be "just a few minutes". That was an hour ago."
Pros: "After boarding late, e erroneous finally got seated. Then announcement that due to weather delays (snow flurries) Newark, we were delayed and had to deplane! So, everyone gets off, slowly. Long story short we were late by about just an hour. The crew, the plane were fine, just tough to have to spend so much time at the airport sitting around and then to be delayed ( on, off and on again) is what made it a just ok trip."
Cons: "See above!"
Cons: "My father is 89 and our whole family went to see him off. My husband, 3 children and myself. When I went to the ticket gate to check him in, the ladies did not issue a family pass to us. They said only 1 member of our family can go with him to wheel him to the gate. So my husband went since my father had 2 carry on luggage plus he wheeled my father. So the ladies were not very understanding. At that age I do hope he makes it back in 6 months for us all to see him again! We've been issued passes before and their only excuse was it was busy which it was not at all, no lines anywhere."
Pros: "The crew were nice though exasperated with cramped new planes and crowded restrooms. Flight was on time"
Cons: "After three years of flying all around US, realized United is the worst of the three major legacy carriers. I'm star alliance gold and it's still a painful experience. Crew admitted in latest redesign of planes they've managed to squeeze another six seats in coach. My seat wouldn't go back but even if it did, would feel too guilty for person behind to do it - so little legroom on newer planes. They've also cut down on restrooms so for most of the flight there was a line of 5-6 people waiting in the aisle. American Airlines seems to have older planes but at least decent legroom (and I'm not tall - anybody over 5'10 would have to sit at an angle on new United planes!). Been very impressed by Delta's service lately. United feels more like Spirit"
Cons: "You will be seeing a formal compliant and expect a refund. We will not be using Kayak again."
Pros: "Economy+ seats were very nice. The stroopwaffel snack beats Delta hands down. Check-in was smooth and we had no hiccups."
Cons: "The boarding lines were not clearly delineated. It seemed like there were gate check offers, but audio systems at the gate were not very coherent. Paying for Direct-TV is so-so."
Cons: "Wifi should be free"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "Lining up is about getting overhead space. It gets brutal and awful atmosphere."
Pros: "The onboard crew was lovely, I especially appreciated them asking those who were not transferring to another plane to wait until those who were got off as we were 45 minutes late"
Cons: "The male gate agent in pittsburgh was the rudest and least helpful person I have every met in all my travels. When flight was delayed for weather reasons, and looking like we might not connect in ORD he could only say 'call united'"
Cons: "When I passed a crew member and asked him where to put my bag because there was no more space in the overhead compartments, he replied with a snarky and cocky attitude that was not appreciated in the least."
Pros: "Seating is so close you can count the hairs on the passenger in front of you. Tray is too close to you and uncomfortable to even eat or drink anything. Overseas and international seating needs to be larger than short domestic flights."
Cons: "Seating was terribly close, too close for comfort."
Pros: "Nothing. I didn't take off yet. The flight was cancelled. I got 5 hrs sleep and had to be back at the airport, so I can have the longest day ever, but I guess that doesn't matter, because nobody does anything except shuffle you along"
Pros: "Because my flight was delayed for three hour from Pittsburgh to Chicago and sit there for eight hours until my next flight to Sacramento and I was not happy"
Cons: "Better bag prices"
Pros: "Excelent cree"
Cons: "They are overbooking flights."
Cons: "At checking the machine wasn't reading our passports and then we also got charged for luggage at security while the desk rep said that was not applicable."
Cons: "Use American Airlines"
Pros: "The crew was nice. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Don’t expect comfort or amenities. I was looking for this flight time, so I booked this flight. Prices were not better, so go with a better airlines. You’ll be happy you did."
Cons: "Todo! Everything"
Pros: "Takeoff on time"
Cons: "Spirit wanting money to choose a seat"
Cons: "There's nothing that can be done when it comes to Spirit. You get what you pay for, and I just slept so I wouldn't feel so miserable."
Cons: "Nothing remotely close to comfort"
Pros: "No frills airline. Read their website and you won’t be surprised."
Pros: "The crew was friendly. The coffee was surprisingly good!"
Cons: "The tray tables are comically small. Made it hard to get any work done on the plane. I felt Spirit was upfront with setting expectations on concessions for the lower costs, but that was kinda silly."
Pros: "All went well. Seat was comfortable."
Pros: "Price of ticket"
Cons: "Late departure"
Cons: "Kiosk agents need to be more customer oriented."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful stewardesses!"
Cons: "Charged for everything!"
Cons: "- they call for parents and children’s and later they forgot us at the side. - No AC... - Bad Actitud from the stewardess. - 1:30 waiting for my baggage. - Incomplete luggage."
Pros: "It's pretty cheap until you have to pay for your bag, carry on, food, seat, counter assistance, etc."
Cons: "My flight was delayed and the crew and the company had different versions of the situation, plus if you sum all the extras you need to pay I'm no longer sure if the flight is still cheap."
Pros: "Flight attendants were great"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The seats and leg room, not even water is included or sold at a reasonable price. No entertainment"
Pros: "The Crew"
Cons: "Everything but the crew"
Cons: "That we were delayed with not many updates. We arrived at 5 am for a 7 am flight and didnt board until an hour after the said departure time."
Pros: "I got to my destination."
Cons: "8 hour delay, no accommodations, flight attendants rude, was told I would receive a 100 voucher for next flight and did not receive. Overall, extremely unhappy with spirit airlines."
Cons: "Todavía estoy en Fort Lauderdale no pudimos cojer el vuelo por un imprevisto en la carretera y a pesar de que llegamos 40 minutos antes el personal nos atendio demasiado mal no nos quisieron solucionar de ninguna forma es la primera vez q utilizamos esta aerolinia y su personal no sabe nada de servicio al cliente ni mucho menos de humanidad todavía estamos aquí en FLL viendo cómo solucionamos por nuestros medios pasa una vez dos no y más q pensábamos seguirlos utilizando y recomendarlos pero veo q lo q les interesa en asegurarse el dinero en sus cuantas y NO el bienestar de sus clientes"
Cons: "Flight cancelled"
Pros: "Clean aircraft"
Cons: "Family of 4 with 4 carry ons charged $200 for luggage and additional to book seats by one another."
Cons: "Plane was over an hour late, flight attendant literally fell over due to roughness, they could tell us nothing and we had no window"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, plane wasn’t jam packed, and the crew were all extremely pleasant and did their jobs wonderfully."
Cons: "There was an inordinate amount of screaming from children way too old to be screaming bloody murder on a plane. Even the expensive, upgrade “big front seats” were very thin and I could feel the belonging of the person behind me poking my back."
Pros: "i would have liked the direct flight and the cost, however I never took the flight because Spirit changed the time of the return flight and I had to cancel both flights. I liked the fact that they refunded all of the charges."
Cons: "I didn't like that Spirit unilaterally changed the return flight to 8 in the morning from 4 in the afternoon. I had to cancel and flew United!!"
Pros: "Newer plane"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi available free or for purchase Very tight seating, ntm they don't recline at all Lots of hidden baggage charges Ticketing agents need more through training on computers"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating. No perks for this not so cut rate flight and once you pay for luggage you save nothing. Fly Southwest, at least you get a free checked bag and freedom to change your reservation if needed."
Pros: "There was an issue charging my card when I selected my seat, but their systems were remarkably efficient in alerting me to the issue and providing the customer service agent the necessary info to help complete the charge within just a few minutes. Having spent *many* hours on the phone with other airlines trying to correct quirky problems, this was very much appreciated."
Cons: "Having to pay to obtain a boarding pass at the airport is just ridiculous. I know that this is in line with their business model but for chrissake, just instal the little machines. It's one thing to have to buy a seat after buying a ticket, but to have to buy a slip of paper that gets you onto the plane and into the seat is absurd."
Pros: "low fare - but it's offset by charging for everything."
Cons: "astronomical baggage fees, tight seats, pouch on the back of the seat in front of me was broken and pushing against my leg, fees associated with everything. I'm surprise it was free to breathe."
Pros: "STAY AWAY FROM THIS AIRLINE NOT WORTH THE SAVINGS AND YOU REALLY DON'T SAVE THAT MUCH AFTER YOU PAY FOR EVERYTHING"
Cons: "THIS IS A HORRIBLE COMPANY"
Pros: "The crew members were very nice and we left on time which I was surprised"
Pros: "Great price and hassle free"
Pros: "Spacious Quick boarding Pilot communication was clear Courteous staff"
Cons: "Seats don't recline"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 times, which lead to the pilot unable to fly due to being over his hours - so he cancelled the flight. The next flight was 24 hours later and my return flight was 9 hours after that, so I had to cancel. One woman took charge and did an okay job keeping angry Texans organized, but it was a general cluster of angry, late, sweaty, nervous people - and the pilot who caused it ran fast and far after making his announcement."
Pros: "Everything it was nice"
Cons: "We were super delayed and the crew was very unhelpful. Wouldn't keep us updated and didn't know what was going on."
Cons: "Spirit canceled the flight and had to find me another one"
Cons: "Delayed, poor service"
Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Pros: "Terrible customer service. Rude agents, poor understand of regulations, awful management."
Pros: "Not the seats"
Cons: "I don't know from which forbidden bowls of the earth Spirit conjured up these forsaken seats, but the wizard who did so much have been through a fresh divorce because these chairs are built from hate and spite. If you get off the plane with out needing to see a chiropractor, Spirit hasn't done their job."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "crammed space, small legroom"
Pros: "seats need better cushions"
Pros: "Friendly staff to makeup for the unprofessional services of the airline two and a half hour wait to checkin."
Cons: "What a waist the plane was full and we all had to get off the plane with all of our items..I tried to print my boarding pass on line but their system crashed and was not up to finish on line."
Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""
Cons: "Not only do you have to pay extra to sit next to your traveling companion but I was also forced to pay an additional 40 bucks in order to leave San Jose CR. All other airlines include these taxes/fees in their ticket prices. Please factor in an additional 100 bucks for any Spirit prices once additional taxes and landing fees, baggage fees, seat costs, etc. also remember they wont even give you a free soda or 1 peanut on the flight."
Airlines flying from Pittsburgh to San José 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 Pittsburgh to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Pittsburgh to San José
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