Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Rio de Janeiro to Sarasota
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 17h 09m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,053) and Delta ($1,055)
From Rio de Janeiro to Sarasota, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Sarasota back to Rio de Janeiro , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday 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 Sarasota Bradenton Intl, also known as Sarasota Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Far in advance I requested a seat with extra leg room for a back condition that is supported by a physicians note. The seat did not appear to me to have extra leg room. I was very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Crew very helpful and accommodating."
Cons: "The flight was delayed almost an hour due to inclement weather in the originating city. The Delta personnel explained the situation and did all they could considering the circumstances."
Pros: "Good food and beverage."
Cons: "Cabin did not was clean and had very bad odor. Entertainment system is old and was inactive some minutes during the trip."
Pros: "Seats are fine. Ordering system is up to date."
Cons: "After the first two hours of my flight (which I sleep through) I couldn’t buy a drink a soda or anything."
Pros: "Delta service is always great!"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Delta always delivers!"
Pros: "The crew was one of the best I have ever experienced. They even had the flight deck wish a happy birthday to my 89 year old mother in law."
Pros: "Didn’t like security. They were rude"
Cons: "There was a dog barking the entire time that disturbed everyone."
Pros: "best meal ive had in so long service was great the captain anniuncements were clear and detailed"
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "Seats could be better. But the delays in deicing the plane could have been handled better."
Pros: "Flight staff friendly and everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Always wishing for roomier seats."
Pros: "Zero turbulence"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "I missed my flight due to Tsa"
Pros: "See Below.. Inflight WiFi Entertainment Options"
Cons: "Flight was delayed hour due to missing crew. Boarding involved a bus taking to stairs-only-access tiny plane, in pouring down rain. Grumpy flight attendant. All Carryons taken. Ran out of snacks and beverage service."
Pros: "Nicer plane"
Cons: "One stewardess almonds mowed me down with cart"
Pros: "Entertainment on board"
Cons: "No service, very hard landing - many screams"
Cons: "No entertainment options at all."
Pros: "All was good."
Cons: "Screen went out after an announcement. I told the attendant but lost the screen for the rest of the flight. Slow to load and unload."
Pros: "Delta worked with us on rebooking a flight after we messed up. Onboard the staff was incredibly friendly and the free snack selection was decent (even gluten free treats). Boarding was an orderly process."
Pros: "The flight was very good, no complaints, good service and we flew on schedule"
Cons: "We were split into two boarding groups, one for priority and one for everyone else. This was good but the priority line was just a bit too far away for the announcements to be heard. This added a little bit of confusion. This was at gate B36 at JFK Airport's Terminal 4."
Cons: "I was delayed over 2 hours"
Pros: "Great service. On time departure. Early arrival"
Pros: "Weather kept them from being able to serve everyone but she did pass around cookies which was a really nice thought!"
Pros: "Easy boarding and helpful crew (despite the rain as we walked to the plane)."
Cons: "No entertainment options on board. All Delta planes should have the TV monitors and radio."
Pros: "They let us preboard because of my handicap. And we slep through boarding til we landed."
Pros: "Short trip"
Cons: "Boarding process. Paying to check bag when people with roll-on bags were allowed to check them at the gate for free."
Cons: "Horribly uncomfortable on plane! Need more room!"
Cons: "It is the first time that I travel by this airline and I have a bad experience. The flight was delayed by 2 hours and before arriving at Los Angeles airport they informed us that they had not been provided with the migration forms."
Pros: "it was easy to navigate ."
Pros: "They have great and friend staff."
Cons: "Delta treats any passenger that isn't a member of their skymiles or anyone that doesn't purchase a seat in advance like peasants. You don't get assigned a seat until YouTube up at the airport... That's fine, not really a big deal. But because you didn't select a seat, they don't let you print or view your boarding pass on your phone, forcing you to go to the checking desk. For someone that has TSA pre check and travels alot, all that extra time adds up and can sometimes cause you to miss your flight. Because there is on "fast line" when you check-in like there is at the security check point. I only have this problem with Delta, never American airlines..."
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: "Crew very cheerful and friendly"
Cons: "Still don’t know why I’m always zone 3. Also, need to stop people in main cabin from putting seats back. Either everyone would need to be like dominoes or basically they are just getting rid of what little space there is."
Pros: "The most humorous and professional flight attendants that I can remember on any flight. The ladies were friendly and efficient, but th male attendants were the same, but quite humorous! And at ten o'clock at night, after a long day, that made the flight relaxing and "fun.""
Cons: "Nothing, great ride!"
Cons: "I was not able to use this flight from Dallas because of the Hurricane Irma's impending closure of Sarasota. So I had to purchase a one way, First Class ticket from Dallas to Tampa so that I could get home before the hurricane hit. However, the flight from Dallas to Tampa via Atlanta was excellent in all the above. Now, I have to figure out how to get credit for the unused portion of the DFW-ATL-SRQ! Any suggestions? FR. JOE CONNOLLY"
Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"
Pros: "That they got me to where I was going"
Cons: "The fact that Aeromexico/Delta and their predatory pricing charged us 28USD for a checked bag in an INTERNATIONAL flight, in clear defiance of Mexico's Law of Civil Aviation new reform. Also, shame on you Kayak for not bringing this up to our attention when buying our tickets."
Pros: "everything except in flight internet."
Cons: "Gogoinflight hasnt woked as it said it would on any flight on any airline for a year."
Pros: "Attention to detail, truly caring for the passengers and a nice smile."
Cons: "Everything was first class and there was nothing that was actually decided that was not received."
Pros: "Good Entertainment"
Pros: "Clean, pretty roomy (Delta Comfort)"
Cons: "Couldn't get onto internet. Both my wife and I could not access internet. Might be platform thing as we have Apple devices; woman next to us seemed to have nomorobkem with PC."
Pros: "I had my own entertainment...none on the plane. No food...just pretzels."
Pros: "Great staff, quick service."
Pros: "Fairly comfortable and uneventful. The flight was delayed for an hour and a half, so we arrived in L.A. later than expected. The crew was excellent and friendly, Boarding was a bit crazy but in the end we all found our seat. My flight attendant was terrific. She did all she could to fix the problem to no avail, Kudos to her."
Cons: "The trip was okay. Unfortunantly my movie player quit after the first movie so I was left to reading. The coffee was horrible but the food was great. Good choices in the menu. I did get a $50.00 rebate due to the faulty video player, but seriously, what can you do with $50..00 on Delta?"
Pros: "the embraer 175 is VERY comfortable, despite being a smaller jet."
Cons: "Just an FYI - the small overhead bin space on the Embraer 175 made it so that many passengers bags needed to be checked at the gate to baggage."
Pros: "Good pilot. Decent flight attendants. All good."
Cons: "The price."
Cons: "If the flight had left on time"
Cons: "On time departure. A comfortable seat."
Cons: "The plane"
Cons: "My baggage was left in Houston"
Pros: "Things were new"
Cons: "Seats were smaller, legroom was less, seatbacks when fully upright push your heard forward so when I fell asleep, my head kept falling, NO FREE ENTERTAINMENT. They tell you to download the app mid-flight to get free entertainment, but you need to pay for wifi to access the app store."
Pros: "The Rio de Janeiro international airport is very difficult to traverse. However, the airport staff was very helpful in directing me several times to the correct location."
Cons: "United needs a check-in kiosk located between the domestic arrivals section and the international connection hallway just before security. I had to walk to the complete length of the airport and back again, just to check-in. Other airlines, such as Delta, have a kiosk located just before the security entrance. The cabin temperature was absolutely freezing during the flight, and I am usually hot."
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Everything but the easy boarding. Horrible comfort level to the point of wishing I could have hurled myself out of the plane."
Pros: "Good crew , on time boarding."
Cons: "Entertainment system didn't work for a whole aisle. Crew didn't even acknowledge that it was not working."
Pros: "We were unable to board our flight because my passport was not within the 6 month expiration date required by Italy. We were offered no credit regarding the missed flight and told that our return flight was also void. Given that we entered our passport info to originally book the tickets, we should have been notified that the expiration date was not valid. A the very least our return. flight should have been valid."
Pros: "This flight was good better than I thought it would be crew very nice."
Cons: "Seat didn't recline."
Cons: "I was somehow surprised by the added fee from FLYUS. It must have been in the small print but I missed it."
Pros: "Pleased with everything. Flight crew was great!"
Cons: "Airplane was super cold. No extra blankets. Passengers freezing. Impossible to sleep."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Most of crew had no concern for anyone. One of the worst flights on United in several years."
Pros: "Loved the in flight direct tv in the seat backs"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Bit of turbulence due to weather"
Pros: "The crew was awesome. Very kind, polite and Professional. They made the flight smooth!"
Cons: "Need larger seating arrangements. I'm a little big and it's hard to sit alongside someone the same size or larger. Other than that comment, all was well."
Pros: "Wifi worked some of the time and then not other times"
Pros: "I enjoyed the assistance, the food and the movies"
Cons: "I liked every single bit of my experience."
Cons: "We star boarding 20 min late, after that the airplane was totally full i was separated from my family"
Cons: "The seat table was badly stained andlooked like it hadn't been wiped in ages. The sack in front had garbage from previous passengers. It was also freezing cold. Food inedible"
Cons: "It was delayed a few minutes"
Cons: "They might as well have thrown us in a car trunk the crew was very unaccommodating they didn't really care about us and the room legroom is ridiculously smal. On the connecting flight, the last flight the plane was two thirds empty and the crew made us sit in our assigned seats, crammed together telling us that if we want to sit in a seat with more legroom we have to pay $180"
Pros: "The boarding and check-in process was quick and seamless. The crew was attentive, friendly, and informative. Ohare airport has Garters popcorn!!!!"
Cons: "Seating was a little cramped, even for a small guy like me, and the only way to watch anything on the small screens provided on seats in front of you, is to pay. Honestly, I know that everything is about the bottom line, but you can at least provide 1 free movie or Channel and charge for optional premium material."
Cons: "Speed of boarding, no hassle with carry on bags"
Pros: "On time and friendly"
Cons: "Based on my treatment, I will never fly United again."
Pros: "The plane was only half full -- plenty of room!"
Cons: "Turbulence (not your fault)."
Pros: "The person sitting next to me...that were pleasant."
Cons: "That when I explained being hearing impaired the boarding attendant said my carry on needed to be checked. I didn't understand her and proceeded to the loading blank. Then when boarding the attendant informed me. I explained I checked my bag in the airport compartment tester and it was fine. I also asked the attendant at the counter. She confirmed it was fine. Still smiling until the snack pretzels were passed out. When I didn't hear the attendant's question, in spite of telling her I was hearing impaired, she threw her hand up rudely and just continued on to other customers. When boarding I watched orhers board with the same size bag as mine, and wondered if telling someone you can't hear gives them the right to inform you at the gate that your bag needs to be checked?"
Pros: "Not much gave united a chance may not travel again"
Cons: "Very hot flight attendants were not friendly checking in o"
Pros: "I would give a 1 star ! Cancelled flight and by the time we reached home it was 2.30 in the morning ! Which is unacceptable ."
Pros: "Just great"
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "The boarding process was smooth"
Cons: "I paid for even more space and my seat didnt even recline"
Pros: "Comfy enough. Wider than the first plane."
Cons: "Crew was a little short temperee but the plane was over a half hour late. Also, somewhere between Tucson and Nashville they played football with my suitcase and I ended up with broken gifts and a suitcase full of cookies from where thr damn container broke."
Pros: "Great movie selection, easy short distance gate connection"
Cons: "Being delayed on the tarmac for over 1hrs and we arrived 35 min early!!"
Cons: "Same as above haven't even made it home yet. I recommend kayak not work with united unless u want to lose business."
Cons: "My flight was canceled and I was never notified. I never got a text or an email. I was also allowed to board the wrong flight, and sat there until another customer boarded with the same seat assignment. If that hadn't happened, I would've flown all the way to Oklahoma on the wrong flight, with no luggage. Not to mention, it's probably a lapse in security. That's how I learned that my flight was canceled.The United phone line was not helpful. Then, I stood in line FOREVER. After 2 hours of standing in line, they set up a dedicated line, and all of a sudden it was helpful. I'm never not flying southwest again. I'm praying my luggage makes it to where I'm going. AND no wifi on either flight. That really sucks."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Very short flight so rating entertainment & food is not really relevant. 15 minutes in the air."
Pros: "Friendliness of the staff"
Pros: "This was the first time I flew United, wow, I was so pleasantly surprised. I am very tall and need leg room. The way United had their seats designed have plenty of leg room for me, even in economy class. I will look for United flights from now on."
Pros: "They held the plane due to delays in customs"
Pros: "Except for the boarding process, the flight went smoothly, the crew was friendly and I had no problems."
Cons: "The boarding process was confusing. I was issued a boarding pass with "see agent" instead of a seat assignment listed. When I saw the United agent at the gate I was told "don't worry we'll find you a seat." I was confused because I felt that I was treated as if I was flying stand by when in reality I booked my ticket in advance. Everything worked out in the end--I was one of the last on the plane but I got a seat and had no issues with finding a place for my carry-on--however, I prefer having an assigned seat to avoid the anxiety of not knowing what is going on during the boarding process."
Pros: "Cabin crew were fantastic"
Cons: "My flight was canceled. I was put on standby for a booked flight. Instead of working with me to actually get a flight they kept wanting to put me on standby for booked flights. After talking with four reps I finally was able to speak with someone who was willing to help. Due to the lack of customer service and 6 hours of searching for someone who was willing to put in some effort, I am not sure I will fly United in the future. I had 48 hrs with my family and spent 24hrs traveling/waiting for a solution."
Pros: "The fast boarding and arriving ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Receiving a half can of soda. Not good for a grown man"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled, rebooked to a flight with a 5 hour layover."
Pros: "The entertainment on board was great. The crew was very helpful"
Cons: "Ticket was sold as Lufthansa but it was a United flight and plane. The United lounge was overcrowded and pleasures poor amenities. We were delayed for 3 hours because of navigation malfunctions, according to the captain. I almost missed my connection in Munich and the staff in Germany was not helpful at all in helping me figure out my options."
Cons: "Because of delayed flight I missed this connection flight,"
Airlines flying from Rio de Janeiro to Sarasota have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Rio de Janeiro to Sarasota
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Rio de Janeiro to Sarasota
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Rio de Janeiro to Sarasota
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Rio de Janeiro to Sarasota
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