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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$788 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$369 or less

Good deal one-way

$140 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Central America

  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Central America is August.
  • Morning departure is around 9% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving San Diego to Central America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Avianca
Overall score based on 13,082 reviews
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Delayed !!! Hours!!"

Pros: "Nos encanta el servicio al cliente de los que nos atendieron en el vuelo, excelentes"

Pros: "very nice experience nice flight food and beverages"

Pros: "Connections very easy. Flight arrived early. In-flight service exceptional."

Pros: "Crew, food."
Cons: "The airplane's entertainment equipment remained in the 90s, and just one station worked. No USB for charging, no even individual screen."

Cons: "The flight attendants were friendly and helpful during an unscheduled delay"

Pros: "Flight crew very professional."
Cons: "Flight late leaving Bogota and late arriving in San Jose."

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The food"

Cons: "Cobros indevidos...depende de como se levantó de humor el supervisor.así le cobran al pasajero..viajamos 11 personas y solo a mi me cobraron equipaje extra....todos viajamos con 2 maletas...."

Cons: "The flight was delayed so they put me in another flight. When I already had the confirmation, the people at the counters said I could not fly because the flight was oversold. I had to complain strongly and asked to see the manager. Finally I was able to fly, but after much arguing and stress. Poor experience."

Pros: "fine"
Cons: "no issues. all fine."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "El equipo del Aeropuerto de AVIANCA guatemala, pone muchos peros a las personas que no pertenecen a LifeMiles y hay casi hay que exigir que te hagan valer tu Millage Plus, y eso que se supone que son parte del mismo grupo Star Alliance. A mi parecer dejan mucho que desear. Si por mi fuera No volvería a volar por avianca."

Pros: "The most was the attention of the flight attendant and how fast and save we landed. Good vibes"

Pros: "We left early and landed early. Nice staff and attentive. Snacks. (better get rid of the terrible so called barittos-they were awful. Cookies not bad and the snack. Stick to the sandwich and be sure to have extra mustard and mayo and option. They both are terribly dry. Very far from JetBlue-but nice airline and service."
Cons: "Read the first."

Pros: "Food, attendants, seats, everything was amazing..."

Pros: "My family and I were impressed with Avianca and will fly them again."

Pros: "The flight was smooth and comfortable both ways.. On-time departures/ arrivals. Thanks!"

Pros: "The staff in Bogota were oh so friendly compare to my previous experience in GYE. Same as when coming down from SJO. Beautiful. Keep it up! Friendly atmosphere just a delight, like it should be."
Cons: "It would be nice to have vegetarian options and the entertainment options were down. This is no way a big deal. I just mention it as there are more and more people embracing vegetarianism so if you want to be on the front lines of customer care, that would certainly make you one of the top ones in that regard alone! Pura Vida! Dave"

Pros: "The flights wers on time"

Pros: "El espacio en los asientos"
Cons: "La comida no estuvo muy buena"

Cons: "The crew allowed a drunk man to take the plane. It was a terrible experience to travel next to him. Also, the gate for taking the flight change with no previous notification. I realized of this a few minutes before taking the flight."

Pros: "The food was good and the chairs and equipment was confortable, very good service"

Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Staff help us tho resolve some troubles with wrong name on check in."
Cons: "Wrong name in check in on line"

Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "We did not know our ticket-price included breakfast. However, the flight had no vegetarian option, so we passed."

Cons: "The airplane was terribly dirty and disgusting"

Pros: "Impressed from the checking to the smooth landing. Clean airplane, pleasant stewardesses, on time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "2times was cancelled and I have to Stay 2 nights in Bogota"

Pros: "The entertainment on board was amazing. Good selection of movies."
Cons: "The plane was extremely dirty. I couldn't believe it. First time boarding a plane to find that there was trash all around my seat and tucked in the front pocket. Doodles with a pen on the tray table, sticky arm rest, and it looked like the other seats around us were almost in the same shape. I would've rather waited an extra 15 minutes before boarding the plane for it to be clean. I think that was really poor on their part."

Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"

Pros: "Being moved to a copa fligth"
Cons: "They had us 3hours con the plain and after that it was cancelled. Several people lost a full day of work no responsability from Avianca."

Pros: "Where to begin... the service was great, I got welcomed as I boarded the plane, the plane was immaculate, And unlike other airlines I've been on, thay gave me a great free meal. Would definitely fly again given the chance."

Pros: "Same as above."

Pros: "basically everything"
Cons: "the food"

Pros: "Got lucky with a free upgrade to 1st class and the crew always helpful."
Cons: "Tried to add an additional bag for 50 to 70 Lbs and website said $50 USD and they wanted to charge $100 USD for some reason. end up removing stuff from the bag to not get charge an extra $60 USD"

Pros: "Free Drinks and Food."
Cons: "Chaotic boarding"

Cons: "Really bad orange juice. Blankets were gone, they claimed to run out of them. Didn't got the Costa Rica customs papers."

Pros: "Crew was nice and individual tv screens were great! Free wine."
Cons: "God tasted like cardboard."

Cons: "Never happened"

Pros: "Personal TV's on flight from NYC to San Salvador"
Cons: "Boarding in San Salvador was confusing because there were two flights boarding at the same gate at the same time. The screen for our flight did not indicate that the flight was boarding, so we thought only the other flight was boarding. We asked three different Avianca employees where and when our flight was boarding. All three gave different answers, none of which were correct. Luckily, we were able to figure out on our own where to go in time to catch the flight."

Pros: "The complimentary blankets and pillows"
Cons: "The crew constantly putting our window shades up"

Cons: "2 and a half hours of company owned delay. Very little explanation in situ."

Cons: "I am tired on the cheese snadwiches that Aviancas gives in every flight. Why not to offer fruit plates instead?"

Pros: "the wind was high on the landing into costa rica but the pilot made a smooth landing"

Pros: "All was amazing"

Pros: "The attention I received."
Cons: "The food."

Cons: "The food was disgusting! I had not eaten for several hours and was looking forward to having nice snack as I began the first part of my three flight journey; however, the "croissant" with cheese they gave me tasted horrible. By nature, I am not a picky eater but I could not finish my snack. I realize this was merely an hour-long flight from Guatemala City to San Jose, but why not just serve peanuts like every other airline."

Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "Food was average"

Pros: "Amazing crew very good service ."
Cons: "Chose my seat, instead of leaving it to the airline ."

Pros: "seating, food, service"

Cons: "No will fi"

Pros: "Movies, baggage price, snacks, friendly! And check carry on when full fir free"

Pros: "That we finally arrived."
Cons: "That we didn't arrive even remotely close to when we were supposed to."

Pros: "Are usually fly international, and I really enjoy it. Flying domestic inside the US is bad because you never know when you will get flight delays, like we got. It wasn’t the fault of Delta, but it sucked."
Cons: "Small seeds, no food, the flight delay"

Pros: "crew was nice and pilot was informative."
Cons: "1. flight was delayed twice, which meant my arrive was delayed in Cincinnati. 2. boarding was a nightmare. After 2 delays, I was crammed into zone 4. I dont fly as often, the seats space seems to be getting smaller. 5. I sat next an overweight person. I didn't like my personal space violated. 6. The flight offer movies, I slept. Yet kept getting elbowed by this overweight neighbor. 7. I am a single, independent person. I prefer to sit near the front. First on and settled and 1st off and gone!"

Pros: "Everyone was very friendly, especially when checking in"

Cons: "It was a 1.5 hour late leaving San Diego (6am flight), one of three bathrooms out, no coffee or tea (wtf?), we circled Atlanta for an hour, ran out of gas, landed in Pensacola, no information, missed the flight to DC ... And it's not even noon"

Cons: "Flight was late to arrive and late to depart. Not many passengers but no service."

Pros: "Great crew on board!"

Pros: "Courteous staff."
Cons: "Having to check a firearm inside and having it looked at by non-tsa personnel."

Pros: "Nice crew, pretty good timing on flying time."
Cons: "Stayed waiting for airport to clear our gaye for about one hour after we landed."

Pros: "great crew, very nice and helpful often looking for ways to serve people. More leg room. I had a free upgrade to exit row seating. Food was prettu good for a flight of that length."

Pros: "Everything went off without a hitch."

Pros: "Plane was clean, easy boarding, crew was kind and attentive."
Cons: "30 minutes late no explanations...."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Great service, free movies, nice crew."

Cons: "sitting next to a large dog and the wifi not working given i prepaid for it and actually selected the flight because it had wifi i fell hours behind on my work"

Pros: "Fabulous fight. Attentive staff and I love the free entertainment tv’s."

Cons: "No entertainment"

Cons: "Trying too hard to fit as many as possible"

Cons: "Couldn’t pick my seat"

Pros: "I loved the way that the flight attendants were able to sit my boyfriend and I together on our flights even though our seats weren't planned to be near each other. The available entertainment games, movies and tv shows were awesome to have!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "On time boarding in Seattle."
Cons: "Delayed in Los Angeles for about an hour. Checked on flight tracker and this flight is consistently delayed 20-40 minutes. Why hasn't Delta done anything to improve this?"

Pros: "More entertainment options were added. Thank you"
Cons: "It didn't fly fast enough. Jk. Not much to say"

Pros: "The short flight was fine. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Because we arrived to LAX from SAN so late we had to run to the next gate and barely made the flight. The overhead bins were already very full so we had to stuff our stuff at our feet. Since we arrived so late it would have been better if they had allowed those with a tight connection to disembark first."

Pros: "Flight attrndants on delta are mostly ok-- but there are several with bad attitudes who cannot communicate They will just point at things and mumble incoherently with incomplete sentences They will not turn there hips when walking down the aisle to avoid hitting people & they"
Cons: "Flight attendants are miserable"

Pros: "What is the issue?"

Cons: "They delayed the takeoff because of catering, really over a half hour because you wanted to sell more sandwiches. So you make us late and the poor people who had connecting flight, it just does not make sense."

Pros: "Nothing I can think of right away"
Cons: "Late arrival and late departure. Poor service in having my luggage be connected to my flight. Was under the impression that they would do that after I had called the day prior and once I got to airport they didn't do so"

Cons: "The flight was over 20 minutes early"

Pros: "Staff were all polite"
Cons: "The least amount of legroom I've ever had. The most cramped I've ever been and I'm 5'2 and fly a lot. Also for a 5 hour flight, I should not have been as uncomfortable as I was. There's less cushion than before."

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Arrived 15 mins late and then taxied for another 5-10 mins."

Cons: "Undersized overhead bins so ALL carry-on rollerbags had to be checked."

Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy. Woot! For food on the SAN to JFK flight!"
Cons: "I hate that I booked and checked in early, but still had my seat assignment changed twice before boarding, and when I got to my seat, it was in front of the exit row, and my seat wouldn't recline. It was terribly uncomfortable"

Pros: "Service. Sweet attendant."

Pros: "Everything was excellent."
Cons: "Cant get used to cookies and drink service on long haul flight. Do not care for salable food choices so packed a sandwich."

Cons: "Extreme delays"

Cons: "no legroom in a first class and expensive seat"

Pros: "Very easy flight & process"

Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "Liked the entertainment option. I was able to watch most of a movie on the first flight, then pick up the end on the second. B737-900 ER is a nice plane"
Cons: "Boarding sequence seems inefficient"

Cons: "The plane temperature was too hot from boarding to landing"

Pros: "The crew, and boarding quickly"
Cons: "The flight was packed. It was hot as we boarded. The seat was tight and uncomfortable"

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "No leg room, tight squeeze, charge for checked bags, no room for carryon luggage, bin compartments are too small"

Pros: "Good flight, on time, uneventful. The best kind"
Cons: "No free beer :)"

Pros: "We were given snacks and sandwiches for the delay."
Cons: "Paid for an upgrade but the seat was not what I had asked for. The agent said I would get a refund but I was not clear on how that works. Our plane experienced a mechanical issue. We were told after we boarded. Had to wait 1 1/2 hours in a stuffy hot plane. The bathrooms were very dirty and stinky. The bathroom door did not close properly. We finally deplaned and waited for a new plane. Got to Kona at 2:00am. The air temp was warm the entire flight. Had to endure a grumpy crew. Not the best flying experience. I know you can do better. Maybe look at how Hawaiian airlines does it and you might get some inspiration on how to improve."

Pros: "Crew seemed to have some issues with people in wrong seats - they handled it very professionally and explained to everyone why it was important to be in their assigned seats."
Cons: "Drop trays could be cleaned and bathrooms were very dirty. Needs a good deep clean!"

Pros: "Crew was awesome! Clean plane, I’m 6’4” and the 20 dollar seat option was great for leg room. Snacks for purchase."
Cons: "Ran a few minutes behind. It was all good, no complaints"

Pros: "Having a direct flight was good. Staff were excellent"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. I gave them my global entry number at check-in but they said they often didn’t have access to TSA pre-check. Had never experienced this with an airline"

Pros: "Relatively inexpensive with the option to purchase entertainment and snacks."
Cons: "The boarding process. Does not make sense - boarded first class, families, exit rows. Then boarded up to row 13 and then "switched it up" by loading the rear of the plane. So row 14 is last to board... felt strange and there seems to be no real benefit."

Pros: "The pilot was great at pointing out landmarks made the flight very enjoyable"
Cons: "I was placed on standby and almost got bumped from the flight because too many tickets were sold."

Pros: "Lots of leg room, friendly staff, trouble-free flight."
Cons: "Nothing that I can think of."

Pros: "Everything was wonderful. The flight was uneventful which is exactly what you want."

Pros: "Brand new seats"
Cons: "Check in desk was farthest possible desk in airport"

Cons: "Our flight was delayed about an hour and 25 min. Also my tray was broke. Sun country should think about adding wifi like delta No snacks provided."

Cons: "No Wifi"

Pros: "I like that first class was a very affordable upgrade. It was definitely worth it. I have bad knees so the extra room was needed otherwise I cannot bare the pain I get from not being able to move my legs. The crew was very pleasant and attentive. Overall, I really enjoyed the flight."
Cons: "Even though I was in first class, there wasn't as much leg room where I was seated on my return flight. I was sitting in the front row, and the wall in front of me was quite close. And I was a little surprised that there was no wifi option to purchase during flight. This would have been helpful to allow me to continue to work during that time."

Pros: "The seats weren't overly crammed. They checkin agent offered us complimentary checkin of our carryons due to a full flight. That was nice."

Pros: "Nice EZ flight."

Pros: "Flight took off and landed on time. There was a beverage service."
Cons: "Ticket counter was understaffed and staff that were there were slow. Strangely, no kiosk at which to print boarding passes so some people were in line just to print a boarding pass, which made the wait even longer."

Pros: "My daughter and I got a real kick out of the information sheet for what to do in an emergency."

Pros: "voucher for hotel"
Cons: "Sun Country flight was struck by lighting and was diverted. sun country was not helpful and was confused about theire own policies anddid not offer soIutions. This was a familiy get together I had to purchase a flight from delta that left the same time and was able to make the flight, but was rejected by Iceland Air because they had rebook me for the Sunday Flight without communication. I am disappointed in Sun Country as they did not relay the information that I purchase the flight from Delta that lands that same time. I am disappointed that I was not texted with any update as my email and phone number. I am sad because this was a day I lost wiith my family that I have not seen for years. This is time lost that cannot be returned."

Pros: "They eventually got me home. No snack, no fluff, but they did get me home."

Pros: "Employees were courteous."
Cons: "Difficult to book seats because computer was malfunctioning; flight was one hour late, so we arrived at about midnight. Baggage was late coming off plane."

Cons: "The ticketing agents don't show up until two hours before the flight, so you can't check luggage or go anywhere to get food before that. The area to wait only has chairs -- no outlets for plugging in devices or anything else. When the agents show up, there is a mad dash to get in line and the processing takes even longer. If they are going to leave the desk unmanned, there should be a number system."

Pros: "I enjoyed my flight. It was not a full flight. I had a row by myself and spent quiet time reading. The crew were friendly and rendered excellent service."
Cons: "I would like better food choices."

Pros: "Professional courteous."

Pros: "Crew is polite, boarding is prompt, seats are comfortable, better leg room, Cambria magazine was interesting, affordable"
Cons: "Please add wifi"

Pros: "Good fare, on time, courteous crew."

Pros: "I liked that it was a direct flight and you could pay just a little extra and sit where you wanted. Because the ticket was so cheap to start with, I was able to do this. I paid extra for an exit row and it was worth it! Plus not at all crowded, unlike most of the flights I've been on recently."
Cons: "The seats are very close together!!! They don't provide any snacks, but if you know this going in, you can be prepared."

Pros: "Convenience"
Cons: "No free food"

Pros: "Good timing of the flight both to and from San Diego. ."

Pros: "Everything you would expect"
Cons: "Shorter flight so only a beverage included. I don't fly much but breakfast sandwich at 10am would be better than cheese burger."

Pros: "Punctual flight; pleasant staff at check-in"
Cons: "No snacks. Inconscionably tortuous leg-room situation for anyone of normal stature."

Pros: "Quick and easy boarding."
Cons: "The size of the seating area. I'm a big guy and don't have much room on the plane."

Pros: "The price was great. But there were no snacks and the plane wa really cold and the did not offer any blankets. You would have had to pay $5.00"

Pros: "Price Seat Comfort Hub Airport Staff Attitude"
Cons: "Always a layover in MSP. Charges for food and entertainment."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and the flight from take off to landing was smooth."
Cons: "I didn't pay attention to where my seat was and ended up in the row in front of the emergency exit row and due to this my seat couldn't recline."

Pros: "Humphrey terminal in Minneapolis is a refreshing change from our other travels out of the Lindbergh terminal. Plane was clean, on time and a pleasant flight."

Cons: "The on line aspect of check in, printing of boarding passes etc was nonexistent."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "$20.00 checked bag fee. Other people bringing all their luggage with them on the plane."

Pros: "I sincerely appreciated being able to board as a priority because of my military service."
Cons: "Complimentary beverage but no snack, not even a cookie."

Pros: "We just loved taking Sun Country. The lines were shorter everything was very efficient and we got to and from San Diego on time. Who could ask for more?"

Pros: "Great staff - very positive and extremely helpful"
Cons: "Wifi would have been nice :) A small free snack would have been good too"

Pros: "Great experience. Can't wait to use sun country again"

Pros: "Very friendly staff, good leg room, clean"

Pros: "Smaller lines at terminal 2 in MSP On time both ways"
Cons: "Web site did not work for pre checkin No app for paperless boarding pass No technology on older planes (WiFi or screens)"

Pros: "Great flight crew. Friendly and helpful. Made for a more comfortable time to travel."

Pros: "Crew was attentive and friendly."
Cons: "Hamburger was lack luster."

Cons: "They board early!"

Pros: "When I was checking in I didn't have a seat assigned for my return flight. The check-in agent was nice to offer me the exit row seat. I like the extra legroom for the rows of seats. Delta has gotten smaller. The flight left and arrived on time. I would definitely consider flying Sun Country more often. It was also a cheaper flight than what I was finding. Great experience."
Cons: "You don't get a snack. Also, on the return flight, the stewardess was serving the 1st class passengers while people were trying to board. It was very hectic."

Pros: "The comfort of preferred seating, flight attendent was really nice"
Cons: "No free snacks"

Pros: "Easy, no hassles, good price- Mpls. Airport is a nightmare, though. In terms of changing terminals"
Cons: "Nothing really- no meal service but not an issue- rather bad cup of coffee"

Cons: "no one was there to check me in at san diego airport. I had to wait 4 3 hours for someone. The planes air conditioner didn't work. the sat in the middle and both people used both armrests. one passenger had is foot under the seat in front of me on my side of the seat"

Cons: "I know we paid taxes to Costa Rica which was on our ticket price for the way out there. But why did we have to pay to leave that was not on our ticket price?"

Cons: "No complimentary food or snacks"

Cons: "Aircraft was out of the 1970's. No USB or entertainment. Wi-fi was bust on the plane. Will avoid American next time when booking."

Pros: "By luck, I had a seat between myself and the other person in my row. It would have been tight, otherwise. Crew was friendly and polite."
Cons: "The seats on the flight were placed very close together - felt very constricting. Takeoff and landing were a bit rough."

Pros: "Really disappointed as my bags was not check thru.It was rechecked at London and British airway charged me for my baggage. I want to make sure that my way back to Oslo London London San Diego has no charge . It is an international flight and I am allowed 23kg one checked bag ."

Cons: "Damaged one baggage, and delayed arrival of other baggage for 2 days that forced me to cancel a following trip."

Cons: "delayed/not on time"

Cons: "3 boarding doors less than 50 feet apart with departures leaving within 15 min of each other created a difficult to penetrate gaggle."

Pros: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."

Pros: "The flight was great--good food, good service, good entertainment, on time."
Cons: "They lost our luggage. Four people traveling together arrived in Phnom Penh, but our luggage didn't. It took almost 2 days to be reunited with our luggage."

Pros: "Take-off and landing were smooth."
Cons: "Was not able to track the progress of the flight on the monitors No entertainment Seats do not provide comfortable leg room"

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants and nice to kids"
Cons: "Being held inside the plane for a total of 5:30 hours before taking off. Even if there were several concurring factors, it it necessary to find a better procedure in order to avoid keeping passangers inside a plane with the prospect of taking off in the next half hour repeated every half hour! For the ones of us traveling with children it is even worse, and becomes a real nightmare."

Pros: "The duration of the flight, nothing to do with the airline"
Cons: "I was forced to check a bag in when I had flown previously the week before with the same carry on. $50 spent for nothing in my opinion. Per the supervisor over head bin size does not change yet my bag was "too big" like I said I had flown literally 4 days before this trip and had no problems with my bag fitting nor did any of the flight attendants say anything. I am just annoyed. Also I didn't know that I would fly American as it's through Alaska originally, maybe that was my lack of attention to detail. The carry on situation is what irritated me the most. This is also not the first time that I've had a problem with American Air."

Cons: "Poor customer service"

Pros: "Priority boarding."
Cons: "Connection from SAN to PHX seemed cheaply made."

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "No food or beverage service"

Pros: "AA put us in a hotel and gave $12 (per person) food voucher for missed connection due to delay for maintenance."
Cons: "Our luggage was lost for 2.5 hrs in PHX airport, due to mix-up by service rep at customer service. AA attendant at gate at CLT was extremely rude and unprofessional when I accuse Left my boarding passes in seat pocket. Would not summon someone to retrieve it. Made me wait until entire plane was disembarked and cleaned, and made me wait some more after. She was super snarky, made rude comments, and almost made my family miss our connection to EWN. I will never, ever, fly AA again. Worst customer service and tons of issues with maintenance, luggage handling, and delays."

Cons: "Staff was rude and accoutable for delayed flight and lightning striking plane while we were in the air"

Pros: "The Check In Agents were so kind and helpful especially when they found out we were having a rough time with a family situation.....So blessed to have those two ladies working for such a magnificent airlines"
Cons: "you have become like the rest of the wolf pack......charges on everything! Try become like Pan Am of days of old!"

Pros: "Quick little trip from San Diego to Phoenix. Crew made the extra effort to keep the plane cool despite the 120 degree temps in Phoenix."

Cons: "We were inside a plane for almost 3 hours due to unavable pilot. They got us out and then back in again, all in all we wasted six hours until the flight was cancelled."

Pros: "Flt time!"
Cons: "Boarding announcer was rude"

Pros: "On time departures and arrivals. This domestic first leg of the flight had fairly good leg room and seat width."

Cons: "Missed connecting flight because they left late out of our origin location. We were only 2 min late but they closed the door eventhough they knew the previous flight had landed and we were on our way to the flight."

Cons: "Seat was awkward. Staff didn't respond to 2 calls of with the button. Air seemed exceptionally dry and was oddly warm."

Pros: "I initially booked my flight via Kayak for a cheap no hassle price"
Cons: "My initial booking was with Iberia Airlines and a few days prior to my Flight was switched over to American Airlines. Had i known I would be flying with AA, I would have opted for a more expensive option as I've a great disdain for AA. My flight from JFK was not the model aircraft I was promised and thus did not have ac chargers or Wifi in the plane. In my opinion, I was bait and switched via Kayak"

Pros: "Exceptional customer service"
Cons: "No food no entertainment so that's the only reason I gave 1 star to those"

Pros: "I likes that I was able to pick my seat for the same price."

Pros: "Excellent service! Nice, smooth flight. Recommended!"

Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses to transfer from AA to PAL."

Pros: "Easy boarding, nice & quiet customers & crew & darkness made it easy to sleep a bit on this red-eye flight."
Cons: "Lots of turbulence."

Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The customer service and the lack of assistance from the airline ground staff was horrible ."

Pros: "Seats reclined, beverage service."
Cons: "Wish movie would have been a better movie, not animated."

Pros: "Overall, I'm pleased with BA."
Cons: "This flight didn't have the individual TV screens."

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: "Fat ads sitting next to me should have purchased 2 seats"

Pros: "Kayak did not refund or have an option to exchange my ticket for a later time in the year."
Cons: "My tickets were 415.00 and I wanted to change the dates and couldn't since I bought from a third party I had to pay an extra 400."

Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "There was a ton of turbulence"

Pros: "The flight was great. There was free in seat entertainment with tons of movies! The flight attendant gave me free fruit & cheese plate to go with my wine. Great service, easy fast boarding & the flight was early!"

Cons: "You need to add a not applicable choice to your list. I did not eat the snacks offered on the flight nor was there any entertainment that I could find."

Cons: "Flight was extremely cold and no blankets. Flight attendant was extremely rude when politely asked for one."

Pros: "every flight was on time and left promptly. hostesses were courteous and helpful"

Pros: "friendly crew members/ great intertainment"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food. Cold breakfast sandwich. Really? Cold bacon and egg."

Cons: "This flight was good, but when I fly in July I pay extra for protection and extra for better seat. Flight was canceled and they put me on different plane, which make my day in San Diego very difficult, because I miss my meeting, I didn't get better seat ither,instead I got seat in front of toilet and for 3 hours have to listen door bunging and terrible smell. I never been compensate for canceling flight or extra seat price.Nobody care even apologize. I hope that was just unforchened incident and I still like your company and still flying with AA, but I was really disappointed. Sincerely Vera Vasiley."

Pros: "I arrived at Dusseldorf"
Cons: "First flight was delayed 5:30 hours, so I was moved to different flights because I would not have made my connections but those flights were uncomfortable and had bad service and the people working didnt even so much as offer me complimentary peanuts"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Uncomfortable. No entertainment."

Cons: "900$ flight change"

Cons: "Waiting for copilot while sitting in a small warm plane for over 45 minutes...."

Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "We didn't take off on time so I was in anxiety about catching my next flight out of ORD."

Pros: "The flight was on time and boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "Didn't eat or watch the movie. There needs to be an n/a rating available for this review."

Pros: "Crew always smiled"

Cons: "Free food was lacking for a 5 hr flight. Pretzels and a pack of cookies."

Pros: "Lots of leg room!"

Cons: "Naplaćene su mi torbe u San Diego po 58$ iako je to bilo uračunato u cenu pri kupovini karata !!! Za torbu od22kg(48),i torbu od15kg 116$! Nije korektno!!!! Brukaaa!!!Sramota!!Nikad više sa tom compani!! Never again!!!! Never!!!!"

Pros: "On time departure and arrival, smooth ride"
Cons: "Again 30 minute delay to get internet working. At least this time they communicated the issue."

Pros: "The flight was very good and no problems were encountered."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."

Pros: "Short and sweet no problem"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "It was quite average, nothing special.They severed some drinks and you get a bag of pretzels. The staff was very friendly and nice. It was only a 1 1/2 flight, so the only entertainment is magazines."
Cons: "The legroom was fine for me, but if you are about 6ft tall or over, you will feel a little cramped. Try to get an exit row seat if can."

Pros: "plane is new/crew was friendly"
Cons: "no legroom/food was horrible; worst ever on any flight I have taken to and from korea. Worst"

Pros: "professionalism"
Cons: "At boarding/check-inn there was inly one young women to handle the crowd of passengers boarding. She was over worked, but did real welll!!!"

Cons: "I had charged 300$ for my extra luggage this morning at the checking ....it never happened to me before usually I paid 100$ but never that much... I will never ever flight with United again for sure."

Pros: "Everything was perfect."

Cons: "Made me take off sweater out of my bag cause my bag was 0.5 lbs over weight."

Pros: "Flight was on time and luggage was not lost. In flight meal service was better than average."
Cons: "in the last row battling for share if the armrest."

Cons: "United and SAS are really separate and hard to manage reservation. Seats changed from what I purchased and it was uncomfortable. I don't think I will do a mixed airline flight again even though they quote them as a Star Aliance. Also, flying through Chicago ORD is not great. The international terminal is completely separate so you have to take a train, pour out water, enter security (and they don't have a TSA Pre). All around uggh."

Pros: "This reflects first leg flight from San Fran to Chicago."
Cons: "Cramped and uncomfortable"

Cons: "they canceled the flight and put us on american airlines wich was terrible"

Cons: "Flight was delayed until the next morning because of weather"

Pros: "Bad weather caused my flights to be re-routed, but United did wonderful in arranging for an similar arrival time to my final destination. I am very grateful for that. I can't judge the airline on something they have no control over."
Cons: "The bad weather that caused my flights to be re-routed!"

Pros: "The Stroopwaffle"
Cons: "The hour delay"

Pros: "We arrived safely on time."
Cons: "Bathroom is too small. Announcements were anxiety inducing. Sick people on the airplane spreading germs."

Cons: "Don't like being squeezed in, but it is what it is"

Pros: "Crew were nice and flight was on time."
Cons: "I didn't know i needed an app before i will be able to enjoy entertainment on board, so i had to pay for internet to be able to download the app to be able to watch movie. PA system wasn't gud."

Pros: "Both flights were great! They left on time, the one from San Diego left earlier than scheduled. Kayak was most informative with flight info and upon arrival, indicating the bagage claim number via email!"
Cons: "N.A. Everything was great."

Cons: "There is nothing more disappointing than having your flight delayed after a long week when all you want to do is get home to be with family."

Pros: "Seats were comfy, and the snack (caramel-filled waffle cookie) was a nice little treat."
Cons: "I didn't know to download the United entertainment app in advance. Once I found out at boarding, it was too late."

Pros: "The plane was very comfortable and the pilot kept us well informed on our flight."
Cons: "I didn't like how the tv screens flashed from one screen to another throughout the whole flight. I would have just liked them off. The other thing was one of the stewardesses walked up and down the isle like a bull in a china shop. She hit my shoulder at least 4 times as she walked by and never slowed down."

Pros: "Soda"
Cons: "The fact that they lost my luggage for the second time."

Pros: "Entertainment is pretty slick."
Cons: "Boarding process, crew was not pleasant, late getting the jet bridge to the plane. You know there are multiple 40-50 minute connections, but you take 15 minutes to get the jet bridge. Flight was "on time" I'm sure according to your stats."

Pros: "The seats"
Cons: "No entertainment without buying!!!"

Pros: "Flight Attendants were fantastic!"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled... First it was delayed, then mechanical error, then the pilots passed their flying ability. The way it was all handled was horrible. I travel a lot and this was the worst experience I've ever had."

Pros: "The flight was on time good flying no issues! !!!!! Landed in time to catch my connecting flight."

Pros: "Great seat"

Pros: "Window seats on both flights saved me on my overnight flight. Thanks Kayak!"
Cons: "The second flight had a pretty old plane with smaller seats."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Middle seat"

Pros: "no snacks unless you pay"
Cons: "seats are too tight"

Cons: "The flight seemed very unorganized. Once we had to make a random refuel in Canada I knew something was up besides the bad weather excuse they gave. The crew didn't seem to be able to pass any information along and gave either misleading info if any at all. There was no food or snacks given with it being a 5 hour flight to a 7 hr flight with the mishap to get more fuel."

Pros: "I arrived alive."
Cons: "United Airlines has one job, to move people from one location to the next. I'm concerned that United thinks it's in the data transfer business or the package hauling business or some kind of "gotcha' Internet business. There were never enough people at United to help me with my problem. Those real human employees that I found were mostly overworked, over regimented and procedure focused."

Pros: "Friendly stewardist"
Cons: "My flight was delayed for close to four hours. Staff at the airport did not keep us updated about the flight changes. Nothing was offered to passengers as compensation for our missed family activities, wasted time away from out loved ones, etc. This is my first time flighting with United Airlines and I did not have a good experience."

Pros: "That being said, I liked that they has Moscow Mules for purchase. The gate agent was very kind & helped check my husbands bag as the overhead bin space was full. The crew was fine."
Cons: "My first beef with United is that I needed to change my flight 36 hours after purchasing it & wanted a 200.00 change fee for a 79.00 flight, it was more cost effective to purchase a new ticket to with another airline than change my ticket. Silly really."

Pros: "Smaller plane! Easy board, quick flight"
Cons: "Seats are packed in, no wifi, arrived way early sat on tar mat no fresh air my chest was hurting from the smell of jet fumes until we finally pulled into a gate!"

Pros: "Nice crew ,on time , no extra fee for carry on and drinks. Over all comfortable. I will fly United again !!!!!"

Cons: "Waiting for 3 hrs past boarding time for crew to arrive. Waiting on plane for 11/2 for plane to b de iced. Waiting for crew to get permission to fly because they went past hrs to fly"

Cons: "Seats are are thin and uncomfortable. Flight delayed from Chicago to Allentown because of an empty chair that could not unrecline. Ended up landing 35 minutes late."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was charged 25.00 for luggage both ways which I wasn't told in advance.Also sat in airport a long time before being told my flight was cancelled and it was last flight.My daughter was by her self and didn't have money.She ask them could they put her in hotel and they told her no only discount.My daughter then told them she had no money and the clerk was very rude and told her well that's all they were going to do.At that point my daughter called me upset and crying because they didn't tell her prior and was rude about it.She do not fly and I had just had surgery and I could not go to her grand mother funeral with her.I had to call around to see if anyone knew someone in New Orleans to go get her for the night.My sister friend ended up picking her up 2hr later and she didn't know her but we had no choice cause her aunt had already left to go back home.It was a very upsetting situation and very stressful.I travel alot and I flew with this airlines before years ago and it was fine.Very disappointed about this whole trip."

Cons: "The fact that they kept delaying it by 30 minute intervals for four hours until eventually it was cancelled. Oh and now the new flight is delayed 30 minutes."

Pros: "On time, good flight from travel time prospective"
Cons: "Tight seating, mix up on seating, no overhead lighting during the flight"

Pros: "Morning flights were cancelled on a different airline, so I hopped onto Kayak and got us flights out so we could start our Thanksgiving vacation. United was great."

Pros: "The comfortable seats and a the crew dedicated to the passengers. Everyone was very nice and beverage service was quick. A short flight made food and entertainment irrelevant. I can't find anything to complain about even if I try."

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