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Low season

SeptemberBest time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.

High season

MarchMost popular time to fly with an average 13% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$661(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$457or less

Good deal one-way

$229or 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 15% 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 Portland to Costa Rica

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,319 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"

Cons: "More cushion in exit row seats."

Pros: "Crew was great, comfort+ definitely has more leg room."
Cons: "Beer not guaranteed on flight for Delta comfort plus."

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: "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."

Pros: "Yummy snack! Funny crew member who acknowledged seats in landing position are uncomfortable. Sing songy welcoming voices :)"
Cons: "Aww. The movie I wanted to watch wouldn’t play.."

Cons: "Comfort"

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: "Movies selection were good, snacks were pretty good"
Cons: "Why make someone pay for an upgraded seat that doesn’t recline? Terrible. Also delayed the flight by an hour, no explanation, and no idea if connections would be made or not. Had to run to my connection and they almost didn’t let me on. Smh"

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"

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: "First flight"
Cons: "Too packed"

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: "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?"

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: "I trusted Delta to take of my clients; Delta usually did. Rather, the employees of Delta did. Now when I travel, I prefer Delta (when they aren't too much more economically). Let me change that to I used to prefer Delta, because the times, they are achanging. My home airport is Atlanta, I'm usually traveling to Seattle or Portland; Delta is king in those routes. There's more flight time options, and the entertainment available is better."
Cons: "Here's where the picky comes in. I downloaded the 'Go Go" wifi app beforehand. When I tried to connect I received a message that it wasn't available on my routes. Why couldn't they tell me that it might not work on my routes before they took my money? Further, why wasn't it available? It's not like I was going on a multi city/country trip, this was Atlanta to Portland non-stop. Then there's the 'Premier Seating". I opted for it on my outbound flight and received TSA Pre Check. I didn't buy the seating coming back; I did not receive TSA Pre Check. Coincidence? My fare was more than Alaska Airlines was offering it for, I paid for the wifi that didn't work, and in order to avoid the back of the plane, you must pay. So, I guess I'll be going to Alaska Airlines. They don't have as many flights, but I don't feel dinged for more money every time I turn around."

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

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: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"

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 was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"

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: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."

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."

Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"

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: "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"

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 crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."

Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"

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

Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."

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!"

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"

Cons: "Seats smaller than before."

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

Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"

Pros: "Entertainment Captain Food"

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

Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Cons: "delayed"

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: "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: "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: "They lost one of our parties luggage. How do two bags make it to the destination, and one not??"

Cons: "WiFi"

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: "A little late getting started, otherwise OK."

Cons: "Bad smell"

Pros: "When we were checking in, the personal service from staff was outstanding."

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Sitting on tarmac for 30-40 min"

Pros: "There wasn't any delays. We even got to destination earlier"

Pros: "It was fine."

Pros: "Fast. Easy. Gave me free seat with more room"
Cons: "Such a tiny plane.... crowded. Made you pay for wifi."

Cons: "Both flights were late, seriously late."

Pros: "the soda water was good."
Cons: "It was late, as almost all United flights are. sad."

Cons: "Plane departed 2 hrs late,taxied 40 min in San Fransisco for lack of access to gate"

Pros: "It was a new plane ...but the same old rules..."

Cons: "Terrible uncaring old waitresses overweight, no room for luggage no room for even walk in the plane, kept asking to turn off devices when it is well known devices don't cause any problem. No free internet. Old tired planes, terrible third world airline."

Pros: "Got everything we needed."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "It was spacious."
Cons: "No free Wi-Fi."

Pros: "WIFI allowed access to imessage"
Cons: ""Free" movies and TV didn't work"

Cons: "Multiple delays"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No Free baggage no free food"

Pros: "Friendly, comfortable service"

Cons: "Plane was hot no air and super uncomfortable"

Cons: "Had to circle 3 time before landing due to air traffic."

Pros: "The sunrise"
Cons: "I was on the wrong side of the plane!"

Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"

Cons: "Crowded"

Cons: "Fligh delay."

Pros: "The exit isles were comfortable"
Cons: "No free food service and the menu was unappealing and extraordinarily overprice! The bathroom was dirty and toilet unflusable...garbage can overflowing and dirty paper towels everywhere !"

Pros: "I liked being so welcomed even though I am scared of flights."

Pros: "Best company"

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."

Pros: "Thanks. On time. No problems"

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: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Snack was a ridiculous cookie. Lame."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Comfortable and on time"

Cons: "Check in staff was dismissive and not helpful at all at first."

Pros: "It was great. Absolutely no complaints"

Pros: "No one smiled or looked like they were happy with a plane full of vacationers"

Cons: "Can't fit in seat"

Pros: "The plane was new"
Cons: "Could not be helped but a delay of a little over an hour."

Pros: "Smooth"

Pros: "Everything from check in to breakfast to boarding was smooth and effortless at PDX. The restaurants are layed out in a smart configuration with plenty of options on either side of security. The staff are friendly and the travelers in the airport are generally personable and in a good mood, which is a stark contrast to the majority of the nation's airports."
Cons: "The boarding process at the United gate could have been more expeditated."

Pros: "Was a nice trip"
Cons: "All was good"

Pros: "United transfer me to Alaska Airlines because there was delay that would impacted my layover.. So they gave me non stop with Alaska. I'm pleased with their service!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Ok time"
Cons: "Had to check carry on bag"

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

Cons: "I felt like tuna in a can."

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