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Low season

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

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 14% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$633(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$493or less

Good deal one-way

$141or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Central America

  • 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 Central America is August.
  • Morning departure is around 6% more expensive 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 Portland to Central America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,320 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Trip. Was pleasant and uneventable."
Cons: "Having to take luggage with you everywhere. Would love to check baggage but can't afford..."

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "All was well"

Pros: "It was comfortable clean pleasant and well priced"
Cons: "noise of the engines but you can't fly with out them"

Pros: "not crowded"
Cons: "almost 3 hrs late"

Pros: "Very helpful and accommodating for my broken hip."

Cons: "It was supposed to take off at 6am. It didn't take off till 11."

Pros: "Liked the overall experience"
Cons: "The landing was a little bumpy and bad"

Pros: "Checking in was very confusing and cumbersome, but that may be a Portland Airport issue rather than the airline."

Pros: "didn't crash"
Cons: "sat in a middle seat"

Pros: "The chardany was wonderful. Also easy boarding process."

Pros: "Price, efficiency, safety."
Cons: "Cost of movies was expensive."

Pros: "Nice selection of beverages. Food choices, not so much."

Pros: "Prompt. Very friendly"

Pros: "Early arrival"

Pros: "Everything!"

Pros: "Fast"

Pros: "I like the option to watch movies on my phone"

Pros: "On the return trip, I wound up in TSA Pre... which was nice and a bit unexpected."

Pros: "Horrible"
Cons: "The fact that my luggage had to be placed outside the plane & not with me. Caused my luggage to get lost!!!"

Pros: "Fast, everyone was nice"
Cons: "Couldn't get wifi to work but no big deal"

Cons: "they lost my luggage"

Cons: "Way too hot on the airplane on the ground, in the air, and on landing. I think the AC was broken, but no explanation given or accommodation made."

Pros: "Boarding was easy. Had to check bag because of space, but it was easy"
Cons: "I picked my seat ahead, but when I didn't check in the day before my seat was given to someone else. I checked in that day but already I had been moved, not sure why"

Pros: "friendly"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Mechanical problems"

Pros: "Best staff, rivals Hawaiian. Arrived 7 min early."

Pros: "My stewardess was amazing!"

Pros: "Same as anove"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "I liked the choices of food and the movies!"
Cons: "I thought it took too long to get the laptops out. I didn't finish my movie."

Pros: "Fast, friendly, convenient"

Pros: "Alaska Airlines is the best."

Pros: "Staff courteous and assisted father with wheelchair. staff assisted others with needs as well."

Cons: "part of leg space is used up by the airplane. Guess you can't really change that, but it was uncomfortable"

Pros: "Alaska is one of the best!"

Pros: "Great way to quickly get from Portland to Boise."

Pros: "All other airlines should take lessons from Alaska Airlines!!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was perfect. Thank you Alaska Airlines. We'll use them again in the future."

Pros: "Alaska has the fastest baggage handlers in the business. The bags were already at the baggage claim."

Pros: "Free streamed shows"
Cons: "Internet access isn't free"

Pros: "Everything except baggage delivery at Washington Dulles."
Cons: "The plane arrived at 5:38 PM. The first bag was delivered to carousel 10 at 6:08 PM. They were still coming off the belt at 6:13 PM when my bag was delivered. The airline touts its 20 minute baggage delivery guarantee. To claim the guarantee, a person has to find an airline employee. At 6:08 PM, the door to the Alaska baggage claim was locked and no airline employee was in sight."

Cons: "Charging for food is lame."

Cons: "Kicked out of boarding due to nose bleed. Didn't matter that it stopped before the last person boarded. Had to fend for ourselves and find a hotel room at 7pm on a Friday night with zero help from Alaska. The attitude of the agents at boarding was at best apathetic and rude for one in particular."

Pros: "Had no issues with flying with this airline, everything went well!"

Cons: "It was the worst travel experience of my life."

Cons: "Old, rickety plane."

Pros: "All"

Pros: "The free glass of wine was a nice touch!"

Pros: "Good staff"

Cons: "It was announced that there would be an in-flight movie, and it started playing but then turned off. Also the audio jack on my seat didn't really work."

Cons: "They delayed the flight because of a mechanical issue now I have layover for 12 hours"

Cons: "Too long to get “maintenance sign off”"

Pros: "One stewardess was pretty rude and impatient. Other staff excellent"
Cons: "Stewardess should speak slower, enunciate and smile."

Pros: "The crew was great!"
Cons: "The TV reception was terrible There were 3 cats on the plane and I have a terrible allergy to cats. Miserable 2+ hours"

Pros: "Very friendly crew and the plane arrived in Costa Rica 30 mins early!"
Cons: "I have a JetBlue credit card and I’m very disappointed that membership to the credit card does not offer priority boarding or zone A or zone B boarding. I was in seat 6C and had boarding zone E! Every other airline sponsored credit card I own offers some form of priority zone seating; even Spirit!"

Pros: "Great crew"

Cons: "I never went on this trip. Why are you asking me to rate it??"

Pros: "Easy flight left and arrived early even!"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly, on-boarding was easy and fast, everything was clean, and there were nice touches like a sleep mask and ear plugs on every seat."
Cons: "The leg room was better than in other flights, but that's not saying much and the seats were very uncomfortable and for such a long flight, it was deeply uncomfortable overall. My knee joints still hurt two days later."

Pros: "Everything was good, no problems at all"

Pros: "Not much other than an easy boarding."
Cons: "I want to complain about my experience on your Flight #1206 from PDX to JFX the plane is severely outdated. It doesn’t even look like a JetBlue plane. My tv doesn’t work as did a few others on board. We were told by the steward they were already reset and they just don’t work. That’s really unacceptable and a-shame. I could of flown whatever airline if I wanted to be uncomfortable for a 5 hour flight. I’m very disappointed with this. I have tried to go through your website to voice the issue but conveniently it doesn’t process after I fill out the required information. Your Twitter help team offered me $15 credit for my inconvenience wow what a way to help a customer what’s that not even a checked bag on one of your flights. What a joke. Very unhappy and I fly JetBlue often. Sad."

Pros: "Quick boarding and great service"

Pros: "Focus on customer service, spacious and comfortable seating, courtesy with respect to my disability, and general availability of Wi-Fi without charge."
Cons: "Where I am on a long business trip, I did not appreciate being charged $150, above the $30 baggage fee, due to being 8 pounds overweight with my luggage."

Pros: "Light snacks and water bottles for free were nice. They kept it dark for most of our overnight flight. Flight attendants were helpful and competent."
Cons: "My tv would not turn off. Had to cover it so I could sleep."

Pros: "Effecient! Nice plane. Great flight and ground crew"

Pros: "The in-flight entertainment did not work."

Pros: "Plane loaded a few minutes late, but efficiently on the return leg. Flight Attendants were courteous, and attentive on both. Did those of you who don't know how to turn the TV off, lower the 'Brightness' to zero."

Pros: "The seat had a bit more cushion/comfort than the non-JetBlue flight I took recently, although overall comfort minimal in economy. Staff were friendly and efficient. I took a red-eye flight and the complimentary eye masks and ear plugs were a nice touch."
Cons: "My tv screen and the channel buttons and volume were glitchy but I didn't ask about fixing them. I did miss the phone charging port that is available on other airlines."

Pros: "It was a joy"

Pros: "Roomy seats, good snacks, great crew!"

Cons: "Bumpy ride"

Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Flight was late; incoming aircraft was running late all day. Upon landing, there was no gate available. Plane got uncomfortably warm while waiting for one."

Pros: "Quick on and off of the plane. A little tie up in Long Beach, but we arrived early."
Cons: "The TV's were not working properly. Could not view the World Cup match between Brazil and Mexico."

Pros: "Staff was very courteous, plane was very clean and looked nice. Lots of room in the seats. Boarding was very fast - I got there and went straight on."
Cons: "There was somewhat of a delay on the ground before we took off. It would have been nice to have some more substantial food available, like meals. Also, my neck wasn't comfortable when trying to sleep so I could have used a pillow and it would have been more comfortable in a window seat."

Pros: "The comfort space from the seats"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I appreciate the commitment to safety but it seemed odd that the entire plane was help up for almost an hour to add a quart of oil to one engine. Otherwise an excellent first experience with Jet Blue. We will be back."

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight."

Cons: "I received a text when leaving about a 2 hour flight delay with an estimated arrival time ( when the plane would be to the airport before departure. When going home, I received a similar text with a delay warning and a new arrival time. It was the arrival time at the destination airport not the travel airport and I arrived 30 minutes after the flight had left and had to scramble to find a flight a different airline because Jet Blue had no one there and nothing leaving for over 24 hours and that was to NY not Ca. I can say I will not fly Jet Blue again nor use a booking service again, I will take my chances on my own!"

Pros: "Staff on the flight was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Late departure from Portland created a late arrival in New York- the gate door was closed when I got there. Scheduling connections as tight as you did came very close to leaving me in New York. Jet blue staff in Portland was less than helpful when I expressed my connection concerns ( wanting to rebook to a latter connection before I left Portland). Stop treating people like chattel"

Pros: "Loved the free WiFi but signal wasn’t very strong"

Pros: "The system was down at my seat. No wifi"

Pros: "Free wifi and comfortable seats"

Pros: "JetBlue flights continue to be both comfortable and relaxing. Your upbeat crew are the best."

Pros: "Leg space"
Cons: "My husband and I had to sit apart - even though there were seats together - they just weren’t available unless we paid more"

Cons: "The TVs did not work for the entire flight."

Pros: "The fact that the flight was short"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "I loved everything about this flight"

Cons: "Took off 40 minutes late! Flight tracker did not work so you couldn't even tell your progress."

Pros: "The easy breezy"
Cons: "Nothing not to like"

Pros: "Half the passengers were sleeping in rows to themselves. I’m 6’5” with a bad back and was stuck in an aisle seat, unable to even rest much less sleep. I get that those seats were available for purchase, but after the doors close it seems ridiculous to not let a customer sit there, ESPECIALLY is taller folks!!!! One could make the argument that it’s less safe as well, seeing how there’s no one IN the exit row to help open the window in the event of an emergency. I like Jetblue but this policy is likely to keep me from flying them if I can fly for just a bit more $ and have comfort."
Cons: "Heartless rule, give the flight attendants power to make customers happy...healthy!"

Pros: "Quick and prompt service at check in. The flight pulled out of the gate on time as well."

Pros: "The attention and the time was great and thanks Kayak for all the help booking my ticket. Walter"

Pros: "Easy on, easy off. I've been flying JetBlue for years, never had a "bad" experience. Reliable NY-based airline with a good network."
Cons: "Seats don't have power, limited food options. Entertainment hasn't been updated in years. Newer aircraft have newer amenities, but upgrades have been slow on the older planes."

Cons: "my seat was dirty when I arrived and I had to clean food off of it."

Pros: "Groundstaff at check in were very good. Quick and professional. Legroom was better than average without paying extra. Staff were very attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The system wouldn't let me check in online. I rang JetBlue,very unhelpful, they could find no record even though I gave them confirmation and flight details. They said try checking in with American airlines as the second leg of journey was with them,no good there either."

Pros: "Reliable, comfortable, excellent crew"
Cons: "Like all commercial airlines, you have to pay for any little extra. While Jetblue has better legroom space, exit rows now cost extra for long legged people like myself. But overall, a good experience. seamless."

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

Pros: "More leg room than most, friendly staff"
Cons: "After fully boarding, we sat at the gate for over an hour due to paperwork. Nearly half an hour after the scheduled departure time, I got an email alerting me to the delay saying I should still 'arrive on time.'"

Pros: "flying schedule was on time"

Pros: "Enthusiastic and honest/informative pilot"

Pros: "Seat was average"

Pros: "Exit row."

Pros: "Good services in anticipating our next leg"

Pros: "Plane was clean & modern"
Cons: "More leg room"

Cons: "Stop charging for checked bags"

Pros: "They got me an air sick bag since there were none in the pockets. Bathroom was very clean. Chair had bendy headrests. Didn’t have to check my bag."
Cons: "Very turbulent, seat did not stay reclined. On a redeye flight, this was the key misery-maker. Seat in front was reclined so no possible position to sleep from the middle seat, even for a short person."

Cons: "Seats hardly recline. Very difficult to sleep in this red eye flight."

Pros: "Seat 4 A. The flight attendant working first class was very attent"

Pros: "Flight attendants thank SkyMiles members by name at some point during the trip, very friendly."

Cons: "Seats did NOT recline, which seems to be a pretty poor planning for a red eye flight."

Cons: "Comfort"

Pros: "great trip and crew"

Cons: "Being on time"

Pros: "Direct flight on time"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "The pilot, Mr. Howes, I believe, came out and personally thanked everyone for flying Delta. It was a nice touch to see the actual pilot that was flying and me home and that he shared his gratitude. Go DELTA!!"

Cons: "Cramped"

Pros: "I was moved to an end Seat, as I was in constant leg pain."
Cons: "I was zitting against my Neighbor as the Seats are so narrow."

Cons: "I was placed on an earlier flight as soon as I arrived at the Portland airport. The flight was full, there was no room for my bag in the overhead bins. The bag was checked, not to just Seattle but all the way to Venice. Well, surprise, surprise, the bag was lost on the way to Venice. KLM does not allow enough time in Amsterdam for luggage to make a connecting flight."

Pros: "Every Delta employee that we encountered was professional and pleasant"

Pros: "The service was excellent."

Pros: "Freemovies"
Cons: "No leg room"

Pros: "Excellent Service."

Pros: "I like everything!! From now on I'm going to travel with Aeromexico Very comfortable great service friendly."
Cons: "Everything was great!"

Pros: "On time, free beer , good price"
Cons: "No movie, no charging telephone"

Cons: "I will make it my sole purpose to let everyone I know and review this on every site. Kayak messed up our flights so badly and then would not fix them. I spent 4 hours being bounced between airlines and travel sites just to be screwed with for a mistake Kayak made and would not fix. Worst company ever!"

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: "Got to fly on the a brand new 737-900 and had plenty of room to fit my laptop so I could work. Friendly crew, didn't feel like a farm animal being herded on to a transport to be taken to slaughter like I do on other airlines."
Cons: "In flight WiFi was inoperable for most of the flight making it hard to work."

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: "Food"
Cons: "Leg room"

Cons: "Gate attendant was extraordinarily rude"

Pros: "really great service, arrived early, as good as it gets."

Pros: "none of it"
Cons: "It was Terrible I will never do it again"

Pros: "Better seats"
Cons: "The seats"

Pros: "Crew were good, flight on time, free drinks"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Typical flight, all went well. Special services picked me up at the plane."

Cons: "Condition of the airplane"

Pros: "Friendliness of the staff"
Cons: "No complaints. I wish that the updates on the flight delay were a little clearer, but that's about it."

Pros: "fast efficient and directions are pretty clear tons of delicious food available at PDX to bring plane was comfortable and roomy"
Cons: "long lines through security"

Pros: "Getting to the correct destination."
Cons: "The fact that the lack of knowledge regarding international travel visas by the counter staff and supervisor meant that two days of the vacation were lost. Upon arrival in China the 144 hour travel visa was granted with no problem within minutes, but the U.S. staff was completely befuddled by the possibility. The interrogation was completely stressful and resulted in a reschedule of the original flight and during the second attempt at flying even an email from the U.S. consulate with a link to the Shanghai/Chinese government immigration site was deemed "not official enough". i will be expecting proper compensation. I was once given an $850 travel voucher for voluntarily giving up my seat, and was flown first class to Hawaii, given 4 star accomodation and then flown first class on to China within 48 hours. This was an involuntary bump from our chosen flight time, all because of a lack of knowledge about current visa regulations and international law on the part of the check in staff. We have been loyal Delta users for over 15 years, and this was the biggest blunder ever. Also humiliating and extremely frustrating, stressful and a big problem with fulfilling our travel plans between son and father."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Seating has gotten WAY too tight. Will not do that again ... discomfort, inability to even stretch a little bit caused painful nerve flare?"

Pros: "I liked the in-flight service and the complimentary snacks and drinks despite the short trip."
Cons: "I did not like that there was not enough room for our 50L Osprey backpacks to be placed under the seats."

Pros: "Professional and efficient"
Cons: "I am 5'3". My feet never touch the floor, which is quite uncomfortable after about an hour."

Pros: "Kindness and politeness, on time lots of explaining"
Cons: "Beyond seat space all was perfect"

Pros: "Crew was wonderful"
Cons: "Nothing- good flight, I couldn't sleep but that wasn't your fault"

Pros: "No problems curling up against the bulkhead and going to sleep. Crew was very considerate about not broadcasting messages to awaken travelers during this overnight flight."
Cons: "Was a bit warm but in a full plane what can you expect?"

Pros: "Delta has a good business product. The entertainment system was good. The food was good."
Cons: "The business class crew struck me as distracted and putout to be there."

Cons: "Snacks if possible"

Cons: "I chose my seats when I purchased tickets thru Expedia. Then for some reason Delta wouldn't allow me to keep my seats and I had to have them assigned at boarding. Why? What causes this? I was stuck in the back of the small jet from Minneapolis to Cwa when there were a few open seats in the middle. Disappointed. I won't be choosing Delta in the future!"

Pros: "When flying using the big carriers, Delta is becoming our go to airline for timeliness and comfort."

Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Check in on line was diffucult and did not include opportunity to precheck a check in bag. Acwaste of time fir everyine in line"

Pros: "see previous comments"
Cons: "see previous comments"

Cons: "The staff were pleasant and professional - the online check in was efficient. Really excellent and no recommendations for improvements."

Pros: "The time we take to aboard"
Cons: "The space between seats"

Pros: "Everything went according to schedule, staff was suoee friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Not enough leg room"

Pros: "perfect"

Pros: "On time service and great rates."
Cons: "Better food and more room. Cramped and tight seems. Like your jammed into a can."

Pros: "Food was great"
Cons: "Onboard entertainment"

Pros: "Great service and comfort"

Pros: "It was nice to receive a meal on both flights. That doesn’t seem very common any more."

Cons: "My flight was delayed. Because they assumed we would miss our connection, only sent our checked bags to Mexico City rather than SJO. If our bags had been transferred instead of us waiting we couldn’t made the connection. They had us on a flight 9 hrs later than planned, arriving at 1am after our car rental would be closed without plans to stay in the city. We had to argue, beg, plead to go to Panama first and the to SJO so that we would arrive at 7. During the flight my friends entertainment screen was broken. He had to repeatedly ring for the flight attendents, only to be ignored every time before they finally moved him to a different seat. Overall terrible experience. None of the people we dealt with were the least bit caring or human about the situation."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Poor scheduling"

Cons: "Lack of coordination!! Flight being delay!!!"

Cons: "The Screen in front of each seat is fine but the problem is the very long and boring commercials, your content should be brief and to the point. Plus the price of the air fair can not be justifiable to torture the passengers on their dime... Your Marketing team is unprofessional and uncultivated, please hire decent people that CARE.for the customers and the future of aviation"

Pros: "One of the phone reps at one point seemed like he cared."
Cons: "This flight was the result of an attempt to rebook a flight after your poor information and integration with travel distributors and insures caused weeks of phone calls and frustration. Then when I finally absorbed the cost of a change that was supposed to be covered - the new flight you booked me on kept changing itineraries and flight times (the reason it was not covered is that Aeromexico didn't convey to me or anyone what boarding classes and conditions were refundable and your reps were constantly confused and changed the story - each time finding a new hurdle). I will never book with Aeromexico again."

Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and your service sent a vague email which didn’t even hit my inbox - please in the future write the name of the destination in the “your flight has changed” email and possibly call someone to let them know."

Pros: "I liked the fact that I could fly all the way to my final destination with the same airline, which meant I didn’t have to change terminals in Mexico City."
Cons: "I was assigned a middle seat in an exit row, which meant I couldn’t even put my purse under the seat. I always make every effort to get an aisle seat, and I don’t know how I ended up where I did. I asked to be switched,and the flight attendant found a middle seat further back in the plane, which I appreciated. Other people have told me of similar experiences where they did not get the seat they were expecting on Aeromexico. On my flight to Oaxaca, my seat cushions were coming apart and worn, but for the one-hour flight it wasn’t a big deal."

Pros: "The sandwich was okay. I liked the individual video screens, good entertainment options. I like that my checked bag was free."
Cons: "Some of the flight attendants were rude. I was seated in an emergency exit isle, and I was told that I couldn’t have my handbag under the seat in front of me. This is the first time I’ve heard of a airline with this policy. My bag was put in the overhead bin and I couldn’t access my tablet or headphones or medicine during the flight. Also, the chair (maybe because it was the exit row) would not recline. This was pretty terrible for a red eye flight. I asked the flight attendant if I could switch seats, (well before take off) I didn’t mind if it was a middle seat, just somewhere I could have my bag with me... she rudely remarked that the plane was late and I needed to sit back down. Terrible service, it was a simple request. I’m sure someone with long legs would have been happy to switch with me. I also don’t like that my carry on bags had a weight limit."

Cons: "that my ticket was managed by Just Fly when the Kayakpage said that the ticket is Aeromexico's. I will not use Just Fly anymore and Kayak risks me going directly to Aeromexico or other airlines if they are not transparent with the vendor."

Cons: "Everything was good. We just ran late on boarding"

Pros: "I liked that Aeromexico offers a direct flight from my city to CDMX."
Cons: "I'm fairly tall, so I spend the extra for Economy+ for a few extra inches of leg room. It's still not adequate, but it's better than nothing. However, the seats on Aeromexico's E+ are more uncomfortable than any other E+ seats I've sat it. Truly awful to sit in for even a short period of time. Also, the planes are not clean. There was a half eaten lollipop stuck to the floor in front of my seat on our outbound flight, and on our return flight there was some sort of dried spill (I HOPE it was a spill, and not some sort of bodily fluid) on the wall under the window. If you want your drink to be cold you need to ask for ice - otherwise expect room temperature water/soda/juice, and only a tiny cup of it - there are no full cans of soda here. This wasn't a huge deal to me, but on our return flight I was quite parched and never could quench my thirst with the little amount of water I was given. All this said, I'd probably still suffer through a direct Aeromexico flight than deal with a layover on another airline."

Pros: "Wonderful flight attendants."
Cons: "Seat became very uncomfortable for my back and bum. Shouldn’t it be more comfortable in Classe Premier? Also just a sandwich for meal."

Cons: "Next time I will like window seat please"

Pros: "All"
Cons: "."

Pros: "flight on time, arrived on time. Everyone friendly."
Cons: "As with most airlines, lots of waste with food packaging. Don't need food and with drinks fill cups that can be re-used. Didn't realize our seats in emergency seating don't recline. This was very uncomfortable."

Pros: "The cabin crew to and from Mexico City were superb. They were very attentive and still served me food even when I was asleep. Most airlines just skip people who are not responding, but AeroMexico was kind enough to not leave me out. That little act of kindness went a long way. I will definitely fly AeroMexico again!"

Pros: "Friendly and efficient cabin crew, The crew flies Mexico-Portland and back, a long haul but maintaining attention and service all the way."
Cons: "Hassles at TSA, not the airline's fault."

Pros: "Flight was on time, we had inflight entertainment via TVs in the headrest, boarding was great, everyone was very helpful."

Cons: "The delay was awful. They rebooked us on flights landing the next day by evening when we had to reach there by early morning"

Pros: "Entertaining system was good but food and service was terrible"
Cons: "Food service seats were all terrible"

Cons: "Old aircraft, uncomfortable seats and not entertainment system"

Pros: "good service and good drinks food as well"

Pros: "They offered food and drink plus movies"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "tickets price was excellant"
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "The comfort during the whole flight is remarkable"
Cons: "no comments."

Cons: "I so the last One to board because the flight was over booked. Then the flight attendant sat a mom and child next to me because there was an empty seat next to me."

Pros: "Good attention"

Pros: "Seemed fine!"

Pros: "Flight on time, friendly staff, smooth flight, his service, no long waits."
Cons: "I received an email the day of my flight announcing it was delayed an hour. Others also received this notice. I changed my plans accordingly and when I arrived at check-in was told I had just made the cut, and had only ten minutes to get to the gate. I explained the timing and was confused. They told me the flight was on time and that the email about the delay was just "a glitch". Not a harmless glitch. There was no communication before boarding to explain the mistake."

Pros: "Got my tickets. Good entertainment, snacks."
Cons: "Being late to board, depart. Checked bag not sent to final destination but had to be handled by me at connecting flight."

Cons: "1) we lined up to board on time, and then were told one crew member was late- 2 hour delay. 2) because several dozen aeromexica employees were on the flight and boarded first with tons of carry on luggage, all passenger carryons had to be checked, 3) upon arrival at ord at 1am, over 2 hour wait for luggage, with no explanation by staff"

Pros: "Flight on time. Lots of legroom. (Exit row.)"
Cons: "Chaotic boarding."

Cons: "On my way to Lima I flew through Mexico City. It took over three hours to get through customs and caused me to get to my gate minutes before the flight closed its gate. For this reason I made note to upgrade my flight so I could be close to the front of the plane and get to customs as quickly as possible. Aeromexico made me check my bag which is the SAME bag I came down with. Same size, same Weight. Their reasoning for this was because they had a full flight, yet I had paid extra to upgrade in the first place and their policy states you can bring on one carry on to store in the overhead. I'll likely miss my connection due to this. I will never fly Aeromexico again."

Pros: "Best seating I've ever had flying coach on a long (8hr) flight. Boeing 787, great airplane! with the exception of the awful food, great flight."
Cons: "bad, bad food. terrible chicken dinner, even worse pasta, no salt and pepper, a bun that tasted and looked dried and tasteless, no butter."

Pros: "attendants heard your grievances."
Cons: "i got there around 5am for a 7am flight. it took those 2 hours to check me in. and then ran to the plane so i would not miss it."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Well, I missed my flight currently still waiting to HOPEFULLY board my flight home to San Francisco."

Pros: "Very quick response time at the airport. Web check in worked very fast on my mobile. flight was on schedule."
Cons: "No bridge, so we have to use bus upon arriving to CDMEX airport."

Cons: "Gate assignment was not released until 15 minutes before flight. Flight was delayed one hour. Then it was delayed on run way 45 minutes."

Pros: "Plane was very good, seemed new and good entertainment on board. USB for charging devices was available. Boarding and check was easy and fast."

Cons: "My one piece that was checked in arrived one day after I did."

Cons: "Flight was delayed due to weather. That is understandable. However the crew was not helpful in sharing any information with customers about changes to connecting flights. Much time was wasted and I had to reschedule my flight. The staff members that booked my hotel and my new flight were short and brief and not very helpful or accommodating or informative. Overall I didn’t not feel like a welcomed guest and I do not feel enough compensation was offered for such an inconvenience. Not being able to have my bag overnight was a hassle. I had no clean clothes and had to throw out my contacts because I had no solution. I also couldn’t use the meal voucher they gave me because everywhere in the airport was closed by that time. No stipend was given for toiletries or food delivery. Very unimpressed."

Pros: "Amazing crew. Departed and arrived on time."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Decaf tea"

Pros: "Being relatively on-time was nice for a change."
Cons: "Seats are tight / uncomfortable. Crew could be better at spotting intoxicated passengers and not continuing to serve them."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew seemed friendly and considerate"
Cons: "Flight from SLT was delayed by weather, so our flight left almost one hour late."

Pros: "The crew did a great job."
Cons: "Seating is very uncomfortable."

Pros: "amazing seat and awesome crew couldn't ask for more"

Pros: "Arrived early with great service which is most important when flying."
Cons: "Entertainment was not on par with competitors like Delta, especially on a long flight. Movies depended on downloading the gogo app before you boarded which most were not aware of until we were airborne."

Pros: "The seat was cormfortable and the entertainment was dope!"
Cons: "Communication. The pilot did not say when he was landing and considering it was a rough landing it would have been helpful to say. He said we shall be landing like 40minutes before Then quiet"

Cons: "Bigger seat"

Pros: "The most cramped seats ever"

Pros: "The free movie"

Pros: "WiFi"
Cons: "Had to take shuttle to other side of airport which took over an hour. Very very poor experience. Also, Seats had no room pull down table."

Pros: "The flight crew was terrific, and the pilot provided good information on the cause of the delay, and expected deoarture and arrival."
Cons: "We were 80 minutes late leaving Portland. Fortunately I did not have a connecting flight and the late arrival was a nuisance and not a problem."

Pros: "Everything was ok."
Cons: "very little service"

Pros: "Crew is very nice, we were on time and baggage didn't get lost for once."
Cons: "Seats are simply too tight, not enough space for carry-on, and boarding procedures are a joke."

Pros: "The crew was nice and so was the American Airlines customer service office in Phoenix"
Cons: "I didn’t like the male and female check in people in Portland. They sat there and watched me for an hour not telling me I could not use cash to check in my luggage at the gate after they told me it was double the amount to check it in at the gate. The sight u use on the boarding pass u download on the phone is not clear. It says baggage fee +$25.00. I thought it was 25.00 till the women in Phoenix showed me the + sign. She said “it is confusing”. I did not buy the ticket because it was for an unexpected funeral of my sister. My other sister did so I didn’t see all the stuff from Travelocity. After telling me it would be $50.00 the check in male and female at the gate saw me sitting there for an hour and never told me I couldn’t pay cash. By the time it was boarding time if a nice woman did not offer to use her credit card and I have her the $50 cash I would have missed my flight. The manager at the gate in Portland even told me I would miss my flight. The two check in staff at the gate said “well we didn’t know you only had cash” and they weren’t even concerned that I was going to miss my flight. It would of been nice of them to tell me this when I sat there for an hour after they told me They we’re doubling the price. I would of had time to go back through security, only pay $25.00 and the other nice passenger would have not had to use her credit card. Very rude and poor service especially after a sad occasion of burying your sister!"

Cons: "Seats are really uncomfortable. My lower back hurt by arrival time."

Pros: "N/a"
Cons: "Flights from PDX to BOS cancelled. Rerouted to PHX. All flights out of BOS, DC, Philly cancelled. I missed my Habitat for Humanity trip, not getting any refunds on flights or hotels. Out thousands and no one is helping me."

Pros: "A nice uneventful trip"

Pros: "TSA PRE√ went fast and easy."
Cons: "Seats are miserable to try to sleep on an overnighter."

Cons: "Seats smaller than before."

Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Ran out of sandwiches on PDX to CLT leg. ☹️"

Pros: "Entertainment Captain Food"

Pros: "Nice clean plane prompt w drinks and food great attendants"
Cons: "Nothing. All was excellent"

Pros: "Entertainment and meals"
Cons: "Crew could of been friendlier"

Pros: "Very efficient crew. Pleasant enough"
Cons: "Bumpy flight, obviously not something that could be helped (tho the pilot came on and said he was hoping to find a smoother altitude, greatly appreciate him trying!)"

Cons: "Holding pattern over Dallas for 45 minutes."

Pros: "The in flight entertainment was perfect, new, and relevant. I also had an empty seat between myself and another passenger so my legs weren't as cramped."

Pros: "Ticket agents at all airports were helpful and very considerate."
Cons: "We were not able to print our boarding passes the day before as expected per the website and purchase docs for the tickets, despite providing passport numbers (several times) and Global Entry registrations. Had to go to a ticket desk at first departure and third departure points to have them printed, with no explanations given. Also not allowed to choose our seats for the third leg. Food was barely edible. Paid extra for roomier seats on one leg, making it more comfortable, but were extremely tight on another leg which had many empty seats scattered throughout the cabin. Cabin attendants seemed more interested in pushing items that generated revenue than providing the ones that came with the ticket (which is never cheap to begin with)."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Every single bit. Was horrible and the crew was just aweful."

Cons: "Due to mechanical issues our 8am flight kept getting delayed in 30 minute increments until around 9:45 when the front desk attendants told us the necessary part had to be driven from Seattle and wouldn't be available until noon, and that their was no certainty the part would work, and that we should make other arrangements. So we did, but their earliest we could get us into Chicago was 9:30pm (original arrival was 2pm). We booked the arrangements only to find out that our original flight took off at 10:55 and American didn't even attempt to contact us. The cherry on top was that our flight (which was indirect through SFO) got delayed and we're now going to miss our connection in SFO. So currently looking at 10:30pm arrival in Chicago."

Pros: "Friendly staff ice landong"
Cons: "No leg room & I am only 5'6' & slim."

Pros: "Snacks"
Cons: "They wouldn't allow me to check my bag at the main gate so I had to go through security and check it at the boarding gate. Souvenirs were confiscated because the bag couldn't be check sooner. Then they tagged my bag with the wrong name and destination. It was 48 hours later before I got my bag."

Pros: "The crew is caring and attentive. AA is upgrading all their planes and the individual monitors so you can watch and/or listen to any entertainment you wants. Plane left on time and arrive early, making transfer less stressful."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "."

Pros: "Timeliness"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Entertainment and great beverage options"

Pros: "Comfort, convienience. Great service. Will fly again."

Pros: "The switch up w amaerican air Can't find flight for check in no one is on the phone over night. Finally figured out the prob. Did like amer air And all the shuttling. Chaos"

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment and no free WiFi. Also food choice was not the greatest"

Cons: "I used to fly with American Airlines a lot more and every time the staff somehow finds a way to be rude and ruin my day so I try to avoid this airline. On this particular flight it was the very rude asian flight attendant that really set the mood. The attitude of the staff really makes or breaks the experience and it seems like American Airlines doesnt care about the quality of thier employees"

Pros: "Pretty comfortable"

Pros: "I like that they had a TV show showing at no extra cost"
Cons: "The seats were so uncomfortable, I've been on planes before but after an hours I couldn't get comfortable at all."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Ticket agent would not let me pay for up grade was first flight for me to fly with my wife she sat in first class while I was at the back of the plane!! And there was a seat available for me in first class he just wouldn't let me have it I would not recommend American to any one"

Cons: "Numerous delays and disappointments. Two delays before boarding. Another long delay after boarding waiting for paperwork to be completed. Long taxi period. Waited over half hour for baggage claim conveyor to start rolling."

Pros: "The in flight attendants were very helpful. They never got upset with anyone when I got walked passed my seat while boarding and had traffic backed up while boarding.Such a pleasant flight. I would rather fly American Airlines than spirit, United."
Cons: "The only thing I can say I didn't like was the vents did not blow the air condition hard enough. .."

Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "The flight, attendants, timeliness"
Cons: "Unable to check in unless paying extra for only available seats. At DFW was scolded for nit checkibg in sooner and was assigned "the last seat" because of overbooking. Same today trying to check in JAN to DFW. Must pay extra or wait untill get to airport.Reserved months ago. Assign seat upon reservation!"

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