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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 10h 50m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Azul ($189) and Multiple Airlines ($237), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Azul ($373) and Copa Airlines ($427).
From Rio de Janeiro to Fort Lauderdale, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Fort Lauderdale back to Rio de Janeiro , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Rio de Janeiro you will be using one of these airports: Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont or Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl. You will be landing at Fort Lauderdale, also known as Fort Lauderdale Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "TV screens on the back of seat"
Cons: "TV screen stopped working mid-flight. Long wait at gate"
Cons: "I couldn't take the flight, because of the sanitary situation, and couldn't get my refund yet"
Pros: "Everything was excellent accept the entertainment."
Pros: "The airport is small and easy to get by. The crew was friendly, and I had four seats to myself! It was an excellent experience."
Cons: "Food was decent."
Pros: "extremely attentive crew. courtesy necessaire pack. very clean plane."
Pros: "extremely gracious crew. very clean plane. courtesy necessaire pack."
Cons: "more recent movies options"
Cons: "Would have been better if the first leg of the flight had not been so late that my connection could never work. Got transferred to a later latam flight with connection but still"
Pros: "For business class tickets this was the worst food and boarding I’ve experienced. United airlines are horrible."
Cons: "more and more current movie options"
Pros: "Very clean airplane and excellent crew"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Seat not confortable vry tide"
Pros: "crew was kind."
Cons: "We almost crashed into other planes on the runway while trying to land. The runway was full/ blocked. We had to accelerate suddenly and ascend back into the clouds. Very bumpy and scary. Pilotes should know runway status in advance of descent."
Cons: "We landed and spend 45min instide the plan to be able to unboard"
Pros: "The crew as fine!"
Cons: "The gate at the airport changed"
Pros: "They have the friendliest crew I have ever seen in an airline. Specially if you have flown with American Airlines who has the rudest crew I have ever seen."
Cons: "Definitely the food. Pretty tasteless and unappealing"
Cons: "Food !!!!"
Pros: "Amazing crew and overall experience"
Cons: "No complaints on this one"
Pros: "Nothing in special."
Cons: "Boarding: Stay in the line for “several zones” and then put everybody on the same bus is ridiculous. Food is more or less OK, but all the movies can be seen in TV (HBO, Telecine, etc.)"
Pros: "The flight attendants are terrific. A huge packed plane and all were well cared for. The food, while not thrilling, was actually hot."
Cons: "Not enough closed captioning in the onboard entertainment system."
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "Better food"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and attentive. Most of them spoke English and Spanish in addition to Portuguese."
Cons: "The snacks could have been healthier and the bathroom could have been cleaner."
Pros: "Everything was very good: boarding, plain condition, comfort, entertainment and food"
Pros: "Seats are hard"
Cons: "Tv Service working Priority bording in bus but last to Get into the plane"
Pros: "The flight was supposed to last 1 hour, but we ended up landing nearly 30 minutes later. My entertainment system didn’t work at all. No channels were available."
Pros: "I really love how friendly the crew was! The seats were also very comfortable for a plane. I couldn’t get over how there were cameras to look at outside of the plane for those who didn’t have window seats as it helped with some landing anxiety. The food was well prepped and decently enjoyable! The charging port was also amazing and I was very happy to see it when I had boarded the plane."
Cons: "Unfortunately, boarding was a bit confusing as the crew members spoke a majority of Portuguese and translated only very few times. I had to ask a crew memeber when I would board."
Pros: "There's actually footrests that fold out like a lawn chair in economy and there's lots of leg room so you can actually put your legs up and sleep. First time I ACTUALLY slept on a long haul flight. Chairs seemed to be made of soft leather or some other super comfy material. Puts the older US-based planes to absolute shame. Super soft fluffy blankets, the flight attendants were amazing, courteous, hospitable, the food and drinks were awesome, loved the movies. 10/10 would fly again."
Cons: "T H E R E I S N O T H I N G I D I D N T L I K E B U T I H A V E T O P U T S O M E T H I N G H E R E"
Pros: "Azul service was good as usual. Plane was on time arrival. No complaints"
Pros: "CLEAN, NICE, EFFICIENT"
Cons: "BAD THAT THEY CHARGE FOR OPEN SEATS AND BLOCK 75% OF PLANE SO YOU PAY RIDICULOUS FEES"
Cons: "SAME AS ABOVE"
Pros: "The selection of tv shows (Game of Thrones)"
Cons: "Not much leg room (I’m six feet tall)"
Pros: "Flight was fast and safe."
Cons: "Easy going. No complaints"
Pros: "Business accommodations were great and the staff was fantastic"
Pros: "Overall excellent trip"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "economy xtra seats were nice"
Cons: "The food is extremely unhealthy."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful"
Cons: "Air conditioning in my seat was broken and my blood pressure went down"
Cons: "As cadeiras poderiam inclinar mais para trás. Esconderam minha mala dizendo que não pode colocar na esteira pois estraga a mesma. Deviam te avisado antes... quase perdi meu vôo de conexao"
Pros: "Everything was fine except the flight was delayed an hour. No biggie. My only question is that I had a trip that passed through Isa to 3rd country. At check in I was informed that bags would go all the way through without re-checking in. Turns out bags had to be re-checked in at first entry to usa. I wish the rules were consistent and that all personnel knew the rules. Also united baggage track app does not work."
Cons: "United baggage app does not work Personnel did not know baggage rules at Chck in."
Pros: "Azui's customer service is simply the BEST. That's the most awesome airline EVER."
Cons: "All was just PERFECT."
Pros: "Gate management, boarding, flight time and amenities were all superb. Their snacks really are as good as advertised."
Pros: "New aircraft and excellent crew members service. Bathrooms always clean"
Cons: "Too many children and very noise"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful. Good selection of movies."
Pros: "I don't know an airline other than azul that gives a variety of snack choices and drinks for free for just a 40 min flight. I got a bag of fig newton lookalike cookies and chips. My daughter got gummies and a crunchy peanuts snack. The flight attendant let us pick as much as we'd like. Choice of peach or orange juice!"
Pros: "I don't speak Portuguese but everyone was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Azul changed my seat at the gate at VCP arbitrarily without letting me know. That was a seat I had reserved weeks in advance that they simply changed at the gate without any reason."
Pros: "Fruit and bread was good"
Cons: "The sandwich wasn’t good"
Pros: "Check-in was fast"
Pros: "The crew was amazing and everyone moves efficiently to get the plane off the ground."
Cons: "The food of course. Being a strength and conditioning coach that promotes healthy eating. I would prefer healthier food to consume while taking a long flight."
Pros: "Overall service beats One World"
Pros: "yes, it was amazing"
Cons: "nothing, everything was excellent"
Pros: "The crew was nice and the boarding was relatively quick"
Cons: "Old airplanes, no entertainment, broken seats, overall very bad airplanes and not a good service offered. The airline should get newer planes."
Cons: "Bad variety of movies"
Pros: "Service great, the tickets include 2 pieces of luggage. Great food on flight. Seats super spacious and lots of entertainment on flight. Highly recommended"
Cons: "We left half an hour late and they didn’t tell us why even thouywe were on board. But we arrived on time."
Pros: "It was a delayed for 4 hours and even then was another dalayed of 48 minutes"
Pros: "The small delayed"
Cons: "The bad service of the people"
Cons: "Flight delayed twice; lots of confusion; no straight answers."
Cons: "Airline connecting flight from rio to Lima to miami. First flight was delayed, the four of us missed our second flight. Then we had to go to bogota from Lima and run to make it to our last flight. All of this made us miss work and sleep, 26 in airports and airplanes. The worst experience. Rude staff on top of it all"
Pros: "Flight cancelled multiple times, no explanations only lies."
Cons: "To be treated like garbage."
Pros: "I Liked my especial food request. Movies and a big A330"
Cons: "No very confortable , food was not good, entertainment was ok."
Pros: "Good service, friendly staff, speedy check in"
Cons: "Annoying kids behind us on the return flight."
Cons: "Delayed, lost of conection."
Pros: "Although not many the selection of movies had a good variety"
Cons: "The food was horrible"
Pros: "Lounge in Rio was great but flight service was Average."
Cons: "Service was non existent. Food was bad. They never come back and ask you if you want anything. Once in the air service doesn’t start for One hour"
Cons: "No prior notification was given about the yellow fever requirements on the trip from Brazil to Columbia."
Cons: "I was not allowed on the flight, but I was allowed to book the flight without being warned that I must have a yellow fever certificate to travel to Costa Rica after I have been to Brazil, Avianca airline staff are EXTREMELY RUDE and would not admit it was their fault for not displaying the correct details in the booking details. NEVER AGAIN,"
Cons: "Flight got delay 3 hours and lost connections avianca behaves really bad and did not provided the appropriate remuneration"
Cons: "My flight was changed from having 1 layover, to having 2 and getting back much later in the day. When I got to the airport, my flight had been changed again to have 3 layovers and getting back the next morning. When I spoke with a representative at the Rio airport she said she couldn't do anything for me but to ask at my next layover where they could switch me to a direct flight. When I asked at that airport, they said they didn't even fly direct flights. Worst airline experience I've ever had."
Pros: "That I was able to stop in Bogota on my way to Rio"
Cons: "Flight delays outbound (4 hours) Flight delay on Return Flight (14 hours) The Avianca Rio de Janeiro land crew was very disorganized. Long lines to check in and help others to fix the delay and re-routes, while many Avianca employees were standing around."
Pros: "You’re website sucks I bought a ticket from your website and it got cancelled and I never got the notification in my email I got the news at the airport That’s what I will tell all my family friends and everybody that I know how your crappy service really is"
Pros: "I appreciated the amount of food and drink offered, and the flight attendants were extremely helpful."
Cons: "There were no televisions on our seats."
Pros: "Excellent service can't ask for more"
Pros: "The planes had individual entertainment systems"
Cons: "First flight delayed causing us to miss connection by 3 minutes. A large group of people on our plane missed the same flight. We had to wait 9 hours with 2 kids for the next flight with only a free fast food lunch offered as compensation."
Pros: "Good service and on time"
Cons: "It took two hours in line to be told our flight was cancelled. After waiting another hour we were told they did not have alternative flights for us. They refused to have conversation and would randomly leave to the back office for 20 minutes at a time or stop assisting people at all. There were people screaming at the ticketing counter and security was called. In the end we spent 14 hours waiting there for a new flight, got split up and sent to different countries, had to miss work, and were not given any flight credit, accommodation, or even an apology."
Pros: "Right on time....."
Cons: "The flight was delayed"
Cons: "You broke my lugage and nobody took care of this situation."
Pros: "Perfect with no problems. Everything was on time."
Pros: "Food was really good."
Cons: "In the seats close to the bathroom of economic class it was impossible to sleep. The sound from the discgarge was horrible!!!! In a flight of 6h it is really important."
Cons: "I lost my flight because I did not receive any notification that avianca wasn't allowing people to get on the plane to Bogota from Rio de janeiro without a yellow fever vaccine certificate. Keeping in mind that my departure flight was from Bogota with the same airline. So I lost my return flight and avianca wouldn't give me any discount on getting a new one."
Pros: "The video selection is pretty good"
Cons: "My vegetarian meal was the same both times--soggy bread, unflavored squash. The worst vegetarian meal I've ever had in 10 years."
Pros: "The flight attendants were great"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Pros: "The movie selection, crew very profesional, bathroom was always clean, everything move fast and on yime"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Ran out of one option so had to settle for a meal in which I was allergic too."
Pros: "Overall I love flying of them. The items that I have given them a lower grade or not important to me. The crew was terrific. The planes are excellent. And I love being with them. The US customs area is terrible at Fort Lauderdale airport. It's a shame they haven't made the experience going through there much better."
Pros: "same as above."
Cons: "My bag was gone through and many items were stolen. I'm really disappointed with the experience. Everything except for that was fine."
Pros: "The comfort and service"
Cons: "Everything was ok"
Pros: "Even for 3 hour flight you have on board entertainment with lots of choices complementary. That that United! o and yes you still get free snack. So there.! Also... No attitude from the flight attendants like American Run companies. where grand ma gets nasty after she hears you have an accent and dare to ask for extra water...."
Pros: "The crew was kind and courteous. We were fed often, and given plenty of fluids"
Pros: "Food was decent."
Cons: "Hot airplane. Crowded seats. Rough landing. Unhelpful staff."
Pros: "The flight from GIG to JFK is good. I enjoyed it very much."
Cons: "The only problem is it took a little longer to wait for our luggage in JFK airport."
Pros: "That i was able to watch movies, snacks were provided and water"
Cons: "Nothing really!"
Cons: "Boarding crew not very friendly"
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "Departure times"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Other travellers where rude"
Pros: "The crew was amazing, the seats were super comfortable, entertainment was great, lots of movies to choose from. Also they handed out a lot of great snacks"
Cons: "The delay was totally unexpected and frustrating particularly when no bad weather around!"
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "The flight and crew were great. But I was not able to choose my seat because I purchased an economy flight. I was very uncomfortable. But I was luck that that people that were sitting with me were great."
Pros: "The crew was so nice especially the man who came to thank me for keeping my body out of the way of those who were serving and those using the bathroom. My husband an I were in the last row. He offered me a free drink, which I didn’t accept but I felt so good."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. My seat was comfortable."
Cons: "The plane was delayed. It arrived over 25 minutes after it was originally scheduled to."
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to crew not being available."
Pros: "While biased since I was in First class, everything was enjoyable and as expected of a first class experience. The free Wi-Fi on this flight made it extra special- can’t wait until its standard on all flights!!"
Cons: "Only real complaint is that Delta doesn’t seem to restrict size of bags taken as carry on and the time wasted but some trying to squeeze their obviously oversized bags into overhead compartments is painful."
Cons: "Had to collect & re check luggage between flights. Couldn't they have been transferred to the next aircraft?"
Cons: "Everything was good!"
Cons: "I understand when weather is rough not moving the beverage carts but a small bottle of water would be appreciated."
Pros: "We had purchased economy tickets and got assigned seats that were not next to each other. As we were boarding the ticket person gave us a new seat assignment closer to the front and next to each other – we really appreciated and liked it. Makes me want to fly Delta again!"
Pros: "Being in First Class"
Cons: "Heavier food selection would be appreciated."
Cons: "we began the boarding process late, which can be understandable, although the plane was there pretty early. Once the boarding began, someone, I presume the gate agent, essentially gave a countdown to hhow many minutes were left until the flight could have an "on time departure". I travel nearly every week so I value being on time. However, a minute by minute call to hurry up on a flight that was sold out was over the top. There was mumbling among the passengers, to the point of someone joking "Free cookies and water if we make it on time?" Just a bad gate experience, but bad enough that peopoe were commenting, and I waited for someone from the cockpit to del\part so I could mention it to them."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Friday when I supposed to depart at 7:21 am my flight was delayed to 6:00 pm and yesterday when I supposed to depart from New York at 7:21 pm my flight was delayed until 11:20 pm was horrible! I never again i would took Delta because I call a day before my departure to see if they would help me changing my flight by morning and they couldn’t they told me that i have to pay $300 dollars."
Pros: "Everything in 1 class"
Pros: "The welcoming and kindness of flight attendants and staff"
Cons: "That headsets are not free and the leg space seemed tighter than usual"
Pros: "I like Delta's onboard entertainment, Delta Studio. I also like that I can use wifi messaging onboard. The flight attendants did an excellent job as usual. I was in First Class so that was nice. I like the ice cream for dessert. I like the snack variety in First Class."
Cons: "For first class the seat pitch is not great. I had a steak, it was dry. The rest of the meal was OK."
Pros: "Early arrival!"
Cons: "Didn’t know that I didn’t have a window on the row I was on"
Cons: "When the passenger in front reclines their seat it was in my face The legroom wasn’t terrible but I had a hard time even reading since it was so close"
Cons: "The two hour delay"
Pros: "Aircraft appeared to be brand new"
Pros: "Entertainment was good. Delta staff seemed flat compared to other delta flights I've been on."
Cons: "Space. Economy on a long flight is not ideal"
Pros: "I always enjoy my flights on Delta the staff members are always pleasant and helpful, not to mention a smooth flight. :)"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "I was not aware, when I picked my seat, that we were ahead of the Emergency Exit. My seat was extremely uncomfortable."
Pros: "Everything went wonderful. Excellent crew"
Cons: "No problems"
Pros: "Delta made sure my husband and I had seats together and my husband was thrilled to have a window seat. We took off and arrived earlier than scheduled."
Cons: "Everything was perfect. Nothing negative to report."
Pros: "Good Entertainment"
Pros: "New Plane - super roomy great selections of movies to watch for free on the TV!"
Pros: "We made it safe."
Cons: "The constant delays. And nothing was done about it. Not even we're sorry. Here's a voucher. Or here's something on us due to the circumstances."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly boarding etc."
Cons: "Because of packed flight many of us had to check our luggage. Not horrible, but slightly annoying. As well as taking a long time to de-plane."
Pros: "The long delay could of been avoided if the Delta counter had lied to me by saying I wouldn't have a problem changing my flight out early once I got into NYC from China Not a happy Delta customer There were delays and no compensation"
Pros: "Delta Comfort seats"
Cons: "Shuttle driver stopped to talk to a friend thus making me late snd missed my connecton. Rude agents at gate and when I called and spoke to a Delta representative, was told that they would have never put me on that flight due to short connection time. To which I replied that thet is an issue between Delta and their business withthe booking site and the customer should not be to blame"
Pros: "Delta Comfort seats"
Cons: "Delta employee who drive shuttle to connection stopped to drop off a passenger and proceed to chat w other workers thereby getting me to my gate late and missing my connection and getting me to Florida almost 3 hours later than planned. Agents at desk in JFK were rude. There was another Delta employee also on the shuttle who was the only one who seemed to show concern. He alerted the driver, called the boarding gate and led me to it."
Cons: "Out of all the airlines I have flown, this was quite disorganized in my opinion. The fact that I was not able to select a seat, nor did I have one assigned to me until prior to an hour before boarding, gave me a bit of anxiety. I don't think it's fair to take away this option to those that get the "cheap, standard" tickets."
Cons: "They were rude and notnhelpful lost my luggage"
Pros: "Overall it was good"
Pros: "Boarding time and schedules were as expected or faster and other than the food incident, good attention from the flight crew."
Cons: "No choice during for lunch since the flight crew didn't have enough meals to cover the preferences of the first class travelers."
Pros: "When I was finally able to get on a later flight this was a very good one"
Cons: "The cancellation of original flight was stressful as I had a wedding to attend and the long delay and subsequent cancellation of original flight prevented me from it. Further, I was forced to get local transport after arrival in FLL, since I missed my ride altogether."
Cons: "Completely threw our afternoon plans and next day on their head because of the flight delays. Not cool."
Cons: "Flying from Sydney Australia and this being the final segment, Delta lost my luggage with no explanation as to why. It made it around the world only to get lost on the shortest segment. A real pain after 21 hours of flying to be delayed late at night by airline. No offer for compensation."
Pros: "Many passengers did not have seat assignments and we also ran out of over head storage resulting in many additional bags to be checked at the gate(mine included) but the crew and staff at the desk inside laguardia work quickly and efficiently to get everyone boarded and we ended up landing 15 minutes early."
Cons: "Seating was extremely cramped and the in flight wifi quality was poor, couldn't even watch an hour long movie (on a 2+ hour flight) because of the amount of buffering."
Pros: "The new plane was great. TV's on each seat back w/ great entertainment options"
Cons: "Flight was scheduled to leave early, the plane arrived, but they couldn't turn the plane around fast enough. We left the gat late, then pilot said we would still be arriving half an hour early. We arrived about 45 minutes late, and that was a problem because our connecting flight was due to depart now in 15 minutes. Lightning forced the airport to shutdown, which was great, we had a chance to catch our flight, but we were stuck in the airplane, and we couldn't get to our gate until the all-clear. I know this is not Delta's fault, but they did arrive quite late on a flight that, according to them, would be early. They also never communicated to the other flight that there were several passengers catching that connection. So by the time we had ran to catch our connection they had closed the ramp. Lightning hit again, and they shutdown the airport once again, so the airplane was still at the gate for about an hour, and they did not allow the 20+ passengers to board that plane, which was right there. So frustrating. The only thing that saved it was that our new flight was the new airbus, and although it left an hour and a half later, the comfort level was phenomenal."
Pros: "Really surprised to see that Deltas new 737's had free in seat entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding was a little awkward."
Pros: "Need to smile... I think crew, can not smile and don't want to talk."
Pros: "Crew were trying but non of them spoke English"
Cons: "I have never had such a terrible experience like this one"
Pros: "I enjoyed myself smooth ride and momondo made it easy"
Cons: "Spirit customer service was horrible. I'm glad I returned with copa. They will be my first choice from now on."
Pros: "Great value for price!!! Food was mediocre, but isn’t all airline food mediocre?? Staff was friendly and spoke many different languages to accommodate all of us."
Cons: "Seats seemed a little old and needing replaced. Would have been nice to have a more comfortable seat for an overnight international flight."
Pros: "Premier class services."
Cons: "entertainment and toilet cleanest."
Pros: "Older aircraft but, comfy. Meals actually offered and alcoholic drinks offered without fees. Did have an inflight movie."
Cons: "Crew was a little bland. Few smiles, seemed put out by requests. No WiFi offered."
Pros: "Amazin !! Thank you"
Pros: "Great crew easy flight."
Cons: "Cannot think of anything to improve."
Cons: "The food was aweful! You’d better bring something on board with you!"
Cons: "a/c full, needs more control."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Food options ran out twice and it tasted terrible. Seats were very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Excellent airline. Best to connect the America's."
Pros: "If you get in line early, there might be overhead bin space."
Cons: "Seats are awful. FAs don't want to speak slowly so you can understand them or English, basically saying they don't care. Every Copa flight I have taken is a late departure."
Cons: "food and entertainment, check-in in Rio de Janeiro was awful."
Pros: "The flight attendants where and are amazing.. the service was the best. Highly recommend to fly with “copa”"
Cons: "I don’t think I did not like anything to be honest."
Pros: "Convenient times."
Cons: "Service level was pretty amateur—late food, understaffed, had to ask for things repeatedly. Business class seats are very dated."
Pros: "The flight from Rio to Panama was very good. The only complaint I have is the food, which is too simple and it could taste a little better. All my flights were on time and arrived in time at the destinations. They have an excellent option for entertainment with good movies and documentaries."
Pros: "Fast boarding service and good IFE system. Food was ok but not desert."
Cons: "They took more than 30 minutes to deliver our bags at FLL airport. Very long time for this service, not good."
Pros: "Missed my connections, lost my bags, uncomfortable planes, inconvenient flights"
Cons: "Missed my connections, lost my bags, uncomfortable planes, inconvenient flights"
Pros: "Excellent fight and personnel"
Cons: "Muy buen viaje, de repente algunas unidades. No tienen pantallas"
Pros: "Tv's and that there were 2 open seats next to me."
Cons: "Food is atrocious."
Pros: "Went by quick, great staff"
Pros: "I liked that this airline still feeds it's travelers a good meal during flights."
Pros: "Flight crew and service"
Pros: "I bought a return ticket from Panama City to Rio on Kayak and was not notified that a Yellow Fever shot was necessary for re-entry to Panama. Turned back at the air port in Rio I had to spend an extra 13 days in Rio de Janeiro at my expense, three to see doctor and get vacine, plus ren day waiting period."
Cons: "To change ticket I had to pay change fee plus fare difference. Copa said it was not their responsibility to notify passengers of health alerts and Kayak should be responsible. Needless to say I was on the hook for the time and the bill. I have flown Copa with satisfaction a number of times but this is enough to discourage me from ever flying them again and possibly ever using Kayak again."
Cons: "Delayed departure. Small amounts of food."
Pros: "Crew was polite and friendly"
Cons: "Copa placed passangers in scattered seats even if they were together, we had to talk to other passangers to switch spots. The crew was unhelpful most of the time. Boarding was totally disorganized, it reminded me of a persian market trying to go though a single door, all at once. Security bands to form lines were obviously unavailable. The whole experience was like riding an old bus with no technology, and it’s entertainment was along these lines."
Cons: "copa airlines changed the timeline of my ticket from 10 hours to 22 hours duration one month before my flight back. When I landed in Panama there were no United representatives to issue me my boarding pass. For the next 14 hours I went up and down the airport to find help. When I finally went to the designated gate the Hnited representative told me this miscommunication happens all the time between Copa and United and there is nothing she can do. This is bad business and the customers have to suffer the consequences. I won't use this flight route again."
Pros: "The pilot was great st explaining the flint and not where we were."
Cons: "They forgot my gluten free meal and didn’t tell me until I was on the plane. Can we count on you to feed us? Apparently not. How can an airline forget a meal for a passenger? Especially in such a long flight?"
Pros: "All it is fine"
Cons: "Too much complain whit my carry on"
Cons: "Only the spaghetti was edible and the salad only had 2 ingredients. Also would appreciate changing up the entertainment options from leaving my destination to going to it."
Cons: "The crew was very bad serving at first class. I don’t imaging how would be traveling in economic. Some gay call “RAFAEL”"
Pros: "Almost everything was great!!"
Cons: "The flight was had some minutes delayed!!"
Cons: "I was put on standby both time I used this airline and today I wasn’t put in my flight that I have PAID for just because they want to make more money ?!? I am apauled with this service and way of treating paying customers ! Simply the worst company. Ever !"
Cons: "When we were landing the light cover on the light fell on my head during the process!!!!!"
Pros: "food and drinks!!!! wow!!!"
Cons: "having to get up at the terminal and stand in line to send things through security and than sit back down...ridiculous!"
Pros: "the crew was good"
Cons: "star alliance member. worst seats. somehow you let two parents and two children have two seats. screaming, crying, smelly. add to the fact we were on the tarmac for an hour before take-off. i dont usually write reviews because they are good overall but this was horrible all around"
Pros: "The leg from RIO to ,Panama the crew crew not pleasant, the service was horrible, they started serving drinks to passengers from the first row to,the back and since the plane was completely full it took forever and the 2 flight attend that were in the galley, refused to, give me a cup of water I had to beg for it saying please I Need any liquid (since I was felling nayseas and needed to,take my medicaction) sol she gave me (practically through me a cup of a warm apple juioe) not even offered ice cubes, plus etc"
Cons: "The crew, and the plane is very old not fit, for a such,long flight"
Cons: "There should be more entertainment"
Cons: "A wheelchair was requested at both airports for boarding and at arrivals. On May 10, flight 265 they provide me with one up to the boarding door and advice me that they did not have personnel to provide the service from there to the plane entrance. That also happen to other people that were handicap. After discussions and protest they provide one person to move one by one the persons that were handicap."
Cons: "Meals Chatting and gossiping of crew"
Pros: "The crew was attentive and the service excellent."
Pros: "The crew"
Pros: "This is not the first time flying this itinerary. So , my review counts for many trips. The good: crew, on time, short connection time"
Cons: "Always the worst food. Sometimes, unedible. A bowl of pasta with one tablespoon of tomato sauce. Another choice was tough beef. I mean, really hard to chew beef."
Pros: "The confort and food!."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants that made noise taking her luggage from the bin case"
Pros: "FLL's airport is much less congested"
Cons: "Only two Baggage return conveyor belts in FLL the monitors are not accurate as to which of the belts the flights will be unloaded."
Pros: "The flight was all good. I had a good experience, I would like to add that getting to the airport 2hours early is really not necessary. It's not a big airport and I spend a lot of idle time there.. I liked Copa airlines and will use them again."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Smooth flight. Left on time arrived on time."
Cons: "Attitude of flight attendant"
Pros: "super uncortable. everytime AA is shrinking their seats. wifi wasnt working and u have to pay"
Cons: "Better bathroom access for premium economy"
Pros: "The pilots did a great job through turbulent air"
Cons: "I wish the seat reclined further back"
Cons: "The experience was excellent."
Cons: "More room I pay for main cabin It feels it was just the regular"
Cons: "The flight attendants were very polite. Both of us are blind, and they told us the information we needed – how far away is the nearest exit row. Otherwise they treated us like everyone else!"
Pros: "Easy in easy out"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Pros: "The gate agent did a great job loading the flight, loaded each group smoothly. Got crackers on this flight."
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable chair. Entertainment was great."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "one of the crew members (Ana) was not only rude and bumping the food cart everywhere, she apparently did not learning as kid the basic of thank you and please. In addition her personal manners of cleaning her nose with her hand, was not only disgusting but unhygienic."
Cons: "Food, boarding and some training for some of the crew"
Pros: "I was able to finish a movie I started on a different flight and found an additional enjoyable movie to watch."
Cons: "The airplane was uncomfortably hot. The flight attendant apologized and said it would cool off at cruising altitude. It never cooled off. The flight was full and very crowded. I was in the last boarding group even though my seat was in row 17. They required me to check my carryon due to space."
Pros: "The crew was great! The ride was smooth and the plane looked brand new!"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "No tvs that was a major let down as i was traveling with 2 kids i was really not happy about that my 6 year old just wantex to watch something and kept asking every 2 minutes if we were there yet... so please some tvs on those plains would greatly appreciated."
Cons: "Broken entertainment control set seat 11 window."
Pros: "Courteous, friendly staff"
Pros: "No issues at all"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Pros: "The crew was excellent. Stewardess was cheerful and helpful. The flight while full was not crowded."
Cons: "Plane was late. Mechanical issue at the gate after boarding. Seating room pretty tight. Three gate chanes at O'Hare."
Pros: "My throat was sore and stewardess was able to give me water while I attempted to take cold flu pills"
Pros: "The dinner was decent"
Cons: "There was NO in-seat entertainment or place to charge mobile devices. Very uncomfortable seats. This plane was very old. 9.5 hr flight was pretty unpleasant."
Pros: "Getting home safely"
Cons: "Finding damage to my luggage"
Pros: "Not very much positive to say unfortunately. The staff were good and did as much as they could to keep up feed and happy."
Cons: "The plane was extremely old and dated. Never been on such an old plane with no up to date equipment or facilities. The chairs were very uncomfortable and the food was awful. There was no personal entertainment screen for an 11 hour flight and only one of the safety demonstration screens was working during take off. Also no plugs at all."
Cons: "Attendant at the gate forced me to leave my troley hand bag to be checked with the excuse the fly was full and there was not sapce for people on groups 7 and 8 ( seats rear in te plane). I explained her I had personal documents and stuff inside my trolley but she told me I had to take another fly if I refused to checked. Our surprise was that the space above our seats ( row 30) was available and left empty the while fly! It was not fear and discriminated!"
Cons: "The employees treated me poorly"
Cons: "No individual TVs, electric plug nor WiFi"
Cons: "Extremely old plane"
Pros: "I like that American offers free movies thru their app but there was a glitch and I couldn't get it to work!"
Cons: "Couldn't get the entertainment app to work"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to weather, but nothing can change that. We still landed on time. Many other passengers were complaining."
Cons: "Sat on plane for over 3 hours waiting to take off. They didn't offer any drinks or snacks at all while we waited. They said if we get off we may not be able to get back on. Barely made any announcements Once we did take off all they gave us was a packet of so called pretzels that were stale and gross!!"
Cons: "crew did not pick up the food tray for a long time crew borderline corteous"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 hours waiting for a flight attendant"
Cons: "one of the worst trip ever. although there were many turbulances, the captain did not appear to be proficient along the way. The landing was horrible as well."
Pros: "It was my first time I was a little scared but not anymore it was a smooth ride. Don't change nothing keep up the good work. Thanks for letting me explore"
Pros: "On time performance; friendly, competent staff."
Pros: "See above"
Pros: "The third set of pilot tried their best to get us a spot to fly out due to bad weather we took off after almost 3 hours"
Cons: "The airline should have at least coordinated their crew arrangement before passenger boarding time, and have to change crew members three times after passengers boarded."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "At 6' 2" I was surprised that, with the seat in front of me not reclined (and fortunately no one ever did), my knees actually had a bit of room and were not pressed into the seat back in front of me. That and the flight schedule went smoothly - everything was on time."
Cons: "Maybe a couple of other sandwich options might have gotten me to pay for one."
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "The plain went to the runway then stated that needed more gas due to weather so we returned to the gate, three hours later we finally departed. In two flights in three days I was delayed 9 hours"
Cons: "The 9 hours delay and zero compensation"
Cons: "We waited on the plane for two hours before taking off with no explanation and no food or drink. Crew said they didn't know when we'd take off"
Pros: "Good crew good flight everything was grwat"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Staff was pleasant and caring."
Cons: "The plane is old and uncomfortable. The bathrooms are dirty and the storage space limited"
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