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Low season

SeptemberBest time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.

High season

AprilMost popular time to fly with an average 6% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$506(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$323or less

Good deal one-way

$215or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Costa Rica

  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Costa Rica is August.
  • Morning departure is around 12% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving San Diego to Costa Rica

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,319 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Very well looked after, couldn’t ask for more."
Cons: "Nothing, perfection."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Plane delayed"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "It was perfect"

Pros: "Nobody was seating next to me."
Cons: "Wake me up for snacks"

Cons: "Delay taking off and delay arriving to gate due to scheduling."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "It could be better if the airplane would serve complement food."

Pros: "Gate waiting area was far less commotion than the Southwest gates."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Speed and care"

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

Pros: "People were friendly and super helpful."

Cons: "We got in later than estimated."

Pros: "Arrived early"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Better snacks"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth"
Cons: "Snack, staff behavior was below average"

Pros: "Efficientand smooth."

Pros: "I actually loved the fruit and cheese platter"

Cons: "No food, just snacks."

Pros: "It was all good."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Just about everything"

Cons: "Snacks were meh"

Cons: "Snotty steward in the back. Not pleasant."

Cons: "Served only water, food pre-order ignored"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Love Alaska airline!"

Cons: "It would be great if there was power outlets for notebook on board/"

Pros: "Just great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Great airline"

Cons: "Plane issues kept us on the tarmac for 2.5 hours before we took off"

Pros: "Enjoyed the beer and wine."

Pros: "Everything went smoothly!"

Pros: "Wifi and outlets"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Punctuality and kindness off employees."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Free baggage check and upgraded to "Premium" class was an awesome surprise!"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Alaska Airlines"

Pros: "the folks at Alaska Airlines were super helpful and outgoing. They really make your happiness a priority."

Pros: "i luv flying :)"

Cons: "The middle seat is horrible there. It's tight, don't have a tray table in front of you or a pouch. Also the charger the row is right in front of you so the other two people plug there stuff right by your feet. You pay extra for this seat which I would never do again."

Pros: "All of the workers were sooo kind and helpful."
Cons: "Nothing, it was a great experience."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Friendly. Uneventful. Roomy."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Seat backs have very little padding."

Pros: "The people working Alaska were kind and professional."
Cons: "Nuthin particular"

Cons: "They left my luggage in Portland and made me have a two HR delay to get my bag"

Pros: "great"

Pros: "boarding and disembark were good for premier as was seating comfort"
Cons: "There is no substitute for a wide body aircraft"

Pros: "Delayed BC of Pilots schedule, boarded the knowing the pilots weren't even there yet waited 30 mins for pilots with no air-conditioning til the stewards called someone to turn on air... finally checking the plane and during that found there was something wrong with waited an extra 45 mins til we finally took out ...were supposed to arrive in Newark at 5:55 pm did land til 7:15pm that messed up my pick and the schedule"

Pros: "Online check in"

Cons: "2 hours late no updates... poor"

Cons: "Online chk in , was not easy ."

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

Pros: "The crew was very efficient. There was a medical emergency on board, and they dealt with it very professionally and effectively."
Cons: "The boarding process was extremely disorganized. Gate attendants boarded Mosaic and Mint passengers, and then simply stopped boarding. Passengers ended up just scanning their own tickets and began boarding in a first-come-first-served manner."

Pros: "Concierge at check in helping me saving money."
Cons: "Kayak and Travelocity making Sure to confirm if checked bags are included or not, the confirmation of flight purchase wasn’t clear enough and stated that Luggage info isn’t available at this moment so I got the big surprise at check in."

Cons: "Audio on TV was bad."

Pros: "Flight departed on time, plane was clean, flight was smooth without issues of any sort."

Pros: "Outstanding cabin service snacks & entertainment. Freezing cold cabin"
Cons: "New gate area is AWFUL!! Filthy inadequate seating & restrooms Can’t hear gate announcements."

Cons: "Plane delayed for 3 hours, poor communication explaining change of boarding times that were constantly pushed back."

Pros: "Crew was nice, snack and drink access is a plus"
Cons: "Delayed departure and then long wait to deplane due to ground crew issues on arrival. Arrived too late to use public transportation to get home and had to take a cab which is expensive and annoying."

Cons: "Boarding took a long time. We were waiting in the tunnel for longer than usual."

Cons: "Tv controls on armrest are a bad design. Seats aren’t too comfy."

Pros: "We traveled MINT and really enjoyed the crew and our option to board first. My wife is walking disabled and we had wheel chair service right to the door of the aircraft."
Cons: "When we arrived in Boston, we sat on the tarmac for almost an hour waiting for an available gate. Then when the walkway was secured, no one was there to meet my wife with the wheel chair until all the passengers had disembarked. The delays stressed us out and we had a limo waiting for us."

Cons: "I didn’t get to pick my seating when I booked the flight (probably because the flight is so close to Christmas) me and my friend were put in middle seats (him in the row behind me) it was very hard to sleep that way. It would’ve been nice to be put together seeing as I bought the tickets pretty far in advanced, or at least have gotten better seats."

Cons: "In a long flight, one pack snack and a ken of cold srink is not enough."

Pros: "Ease of boarding. Comfortable seating"

Pros: "Overall service was very good."
Cons: "I normally fall asleep on these flyghts, but For a red eye this plane was too small and seats uncomfortable to sleep."

Cons: "Entertainment system kept shutting down and because the controls were under my elbow it was impossible to not keep hitting it causing the channels to change."

Pros: "flight ok good, service good"
Cons: "they lost 3 of our suitcases took 3 days to get 2 and one is still not accounted"

Pros: "Clean plane, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Nothing specific was bad about this flight experience"

Pros: "Onboard amenities"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3hrs....some kind of flight credit should be issued for delays of this kind of delayed specially on an overnight flight!! Last flight of the day and no other alternatives!"

Pros: "On board amenities"
Cons: "Flight was three plus hours late...not acceptable! My fiancee was similarly delayed a few days earlier."

Pros: "Everything.."

Pros: "Even the pasa get next to me was awesome I liked it all"
Cons: "The wait to exit, but it wasn’t the airlines fault"

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

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "No complaints"

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

Pros: "Comp snacks and sodas, legroom, tvs, hot towelettes in coach."
Cons: "At end of flight (which touched down 1/2 hour early) we lost savings due to malfunctioning jet way. Twice this week this happened! What gives?"

Pros: "Took off and landed on time. Efficient friendly personnel"
Cons: "Entertainment system was broken and I hoped to finish a movie I started on my way to my destination"

Pros: "Comfortable and cheap."
Cons: "N/A"

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

Pros: "I got a sprite and the tv was nice."
Cons: "too hot very uncomfortable and the the flight was delayed."

Pros: "The overnite flight"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Price very high. It cost over $800 to get a direct flight. Robbery. That is for a Middle Seat! It was another $95 for a decent seat. These companies are thieves. Outrageous!"

Pros: "It is the shortest way Skopje / San Diego home for Us in both places. I have traveled with Turkish Air 4 times. I stay longer time and like the fact that they allow two suitcases check in. I like the hospitality beg with all needed . The food was good. The crew was helpful. The entertainment was limited. Overall it was good but not as comfortable as I would like for such a long flight. It is like a contract to "stay sited"90% of the time."
Cons: "On the way to San Diego long wait at the Istambul Airport over night not place to rest. All in all the crew was very helpful and food was good. The comfort in economy class was limited could not strech legs or sleep. I did request and filed out paper work for frequent fly ( last time 6 mos. ago) but did not get any word or credit for upgrading. In NY finding Jet Blue was hard. But we liked that new plane exept for the fact that there was no food service for 6 Hrs flight."

Cons: "Luggage claim took an hour to arrive"

Pros: "Many facilities and kind crew"

Cons: "Two hours late - Jet Blue allows too many "extra carry ons" which delay entrance and exiting considerably. Noticed so many people with an extra carry on as well as a backpack the same size as a suitcase. Staff no way as gracious as staff from Boston to San Diego I do make allowance that they too were delayed and probably fatigued."

Pros: "Checked one bag an hour before flight and it did Not arrive with me. Lame"

Cons: "We were delayed 1 hr getting on the plane but then over another hour on the tarmac while they continued to work on a technical issue they already knew about. They should not have let anyone board until it was resolved. We have two small kids and it would have been much better to have them in the terminal for that extra hour of waiting."

Cons: "I was cold"

Pros: "comfortable"
Cons: "the touch tv screens did not work . they were hard to control and scroll. the controls are located on the worse place(the arm rest) my neighbor kept changing my channels and volume every time they put their arm on the arm rest."

Pros: "The flight was very smooth and had little turbulence."

Pros: "Free in-flight WiFi service for all travelers on the plane. Many onboard entertainment choices available using individual LCD screen display. Many selections of in-flight meals and beverages available for purchase during your flight. Online seat selection and online check-in were fast and efficient. Additional perks for travelers available online."
Cons: "There was no food included in my flight."

Pros: "JetBlue never fails, one of the best airlines around"

Pros: "Love having wifi, tv and movies. No delays on this flight, which means that I arrived earlier than published flight times."
Cons: "Look out for broken phone jacks."

Pros: "I liked how comfortable it was space wise even without getting the extra space seats."
Cons: "I didn’t like that there were issues with the plane so we got delayed. Wish the seats went back further than 2 inches."

Pros: "The fact that I arrived at my destination. Leg room seemed above average."
Cons: "The plane was delayed for 40 minutes for no stated reason. The plane was antiquated with broken screen controls on the arm rest and tiny, low-quality screens. My buttons didn't work so I couldn't even turn the screen off for the duration of the flight let alone gain access to entertainment. I had to use my night mask so that I atleast didn't have to stare at Amazon advertisements for 5 hours straight on a broken screen. This was not a good introduction to JetBlue, and I would likely not fly them again. Not competitive to the quality or amenities of a major carrier. I wish I had read reviews of this company because delays and non-working equipment seem the norm for JetBlue."

Pros: "More room. Genuinely nice steward staff"
Cons: "Have to pay for a blanket. Snacks sold in packs rather than individual things."

Pros: "We pulled out a few min early and arrived 40 min early! Was great. Very smooth trip. Wifi very good compared to other airlines."
Cons: "A woman at the gate made me check my bag even though I know it fits in the overhead compartment because I do it all the time. We landed late and I had planned on not having to wait for luggage, so this was disappointing."

Pros: "We arrived safely!"
Cons: "Seems like no AC. Small screens and super poor quality. Disappointing."

Cons: "The wheel to my luggage broke off in deltas care so if that could have not happened it would have been way better."

Pros: "Entertainment options excellent. Very happy to have my own row seat (exit row)."
Cons: "Snack options (goldfish, biscotti cookie) getting tired."

Cons: "The seat and area around me on this early morning flight were trashy-- old cups of cheese spread, cracker crumbs, and an empty water bottle."

Pros: "Smooth and fast."
Cons: "Headphones should be free. Also some free food would be nice."

Pros: "It was an intern final destination and the boarding crew answered all my questions and put me at ease."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."

Pros: "Crew and all folks. I had not flown Delta for a while. Based on this flight, I’ll put Delta as a first option in future plans."

Cons: "Bring ear buds if you want to watch/listen to a movie. Delta changes for ear buds Everything else was fine"

Pros: "Crew, exit row seat"
Cons: "Bathroom"

Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."

Cons: "Boarding took a long time"

Pros: "Great flight"

Cons: "Boarding the plane was a hassle as well as delays to Clean up and fix seat belts. Very u coordinated crew as well no one paying attention to what one was doing."

Pros: "Everything was great except for the man that smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta."
Cons: "A man smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta, and I didn’t see ANY kind of repercussions for his endangering all of our lives. I would’ve very much liked to see him detained for the remainder of the flight."

Pros: "Nothing more to say!"

Pros: "Delta was OK"
Cons: "Lack of attention by the fly stuard in Virgin Australia Virgin had a 45´delay"

Pros: "Departing"
Cons: "More than 4.5 hrs in taxi waiting to take off. Due to “few rain” and after 3.5 hrs we needed to refuel when we were about FINALLY close to our turn for take off. Horrible service by DELTA. Never flying again with them"

Pros: "seating, food, service"

Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"

Cons: "No will fi"

Cons: "Very late .missed connection. Agents in Detroit were worthless to get us on different connection"

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: "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"

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: "Everything went off without a hitch."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "on time"

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"

Cons: "No entertainment"

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

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"

Cons: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"

Cons: "They charged $300 for 3 bags"

Pros: "Pilot flew flawless crew kind and helpful it was a full flight and impressed helpful passengers to get on board was."
Cons: "Disappointed airplane not equipped with free movies. I bought ear buds on return flight for that purpose"

Cons: "I forgot my wired ear phone so I purchased the earphone. I knew i shouldn't expected anything for $2 but really I couldn't hear anything at all to watch the movie. It's used to be free, now even paid the quality of the stuff is really suck."

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

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: "They kept me fed and hydrated the whole time, they let you watch brand new movies free, the seats are super comfortable. They allow a personal item and carry on at no extra charge."

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."

Cons: "Kids yelling"

Pros: "That my flight was on time"
Cons: "Pretty much everything else about it"

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"

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: "Service. Sweet attendant."

Cons: "Extreme delays"

Cons: "Need more space"

Cons: "Delayed missed connection arrived many hours late"

Cons: "Don’t get the egg salad breakfast sandwich. It’s got more turkey and cheese than egg salad."

Pros: "Everything but the smiling, smile more !!"
Cons: "everyone needs to smile more. This is the job they chose, a smile goes along way!"

Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "Email flat attend it was very rude to a handicapped gentleman."

Pros: "The crew was great. Seats were awesome - right behind premium class so the extra leg room was great to have on such a long flight."
Cons: "We booked our flight in May for a flight on 30 September and our seats were not next to each other. Total opposite ends of the aisle. Lame."

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

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

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

Cons: "Connecting flight was delayed over 3 hours for system failure on original plane, after boarding. Gate was changed 4 times after that."

Cons: "Seat pitch was too tight, especially when the person in front of me pushed their seat back."

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

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crews service"

Cons: "3 of the crew Members were extremely rude... snarky remarks when asking very simple questions... We are supposed to have a good experience as a costumer. Not my fault the crew might be tired or having a bad day."

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

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Before the flight boarded the crew had to be paved. They were busy chatting at a different gate while the whole flight had to wait for them. No sense of urgency. Very unprofessional. We had the front seat in first class. All night long the crew were talking loudly- difficult to sleep. They should be conscious of the passengers"

Cons: "delayed/not on time"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed, bumpy and staff didn’t look for headphones"

Pros: "Flight was delayed 3hrs, no fault of the flight crew or airline but incredibly annoying. amd the person next to me reeked of onions and I couldn’t shake the smell for the entire flight."

Pros: "Comfortable chairs"
Cons: "Pilot's skill level and ability - lots of maneuvering and a very poor landing"

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

Cons: "Surprised to see they charge $50 carry on fees at the gate."

Pros: "Courteous staff! Very accommodating."
Cons: "The company did great, no complaints."

Cons: "Racist gate agent made me check my baggage even though it fit."

Cons: "The crew looked very bored."

Pros: "Staff at SAN was good helpful. Check in was seemless."
Cons: "Wishing that they would serve something to drink — even if I would have to pay for it. Flight attendant gave me wrong directions and I left for another terminal while my carry on luggage (which had to be checked) was still at the gate. I had to wait until it arrived at baggage claim."

Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Not accessible. The tv wasn’t captioned"

Pros: "The entertainment system is awesome made the flight go by so fast seats were comfortable"
Cons: "While using the entertainment system the airplane announcement system was way too loud I believe you are going to have lawsuits eventually for loss of hearing everybody around me was jerking to take the earphones out of their ears because the announcement system was way too loud across the entertainment system"

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

Pros: "Flight was great. Seats were roomy and comfortable. There was a free in flight movie. It was easy to go to the restroom."
Cons: "No space in overhead cabin near my seat. I had to go to the back of the plane to find room for it."

Pros: "Smooth flight- communication from the pilot, free beverage, movies, what more could a person ask for"
Cons: "No leg room."

Pros: "Service in coach was nice and attentive."

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

Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "De-boarding was slow"

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."

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

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

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

Pros: "Very timely. Boarding, take off, landing - all on time"
Cons: "Their restrictions for carry on size... had to check my small suitcase because it was over their size limit. I was able to carry it on on my trip going (fits perfectly in the overhead bin) but on the way back it was too big.."

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

Cons: "No choice in food. Flt attended said he would try to find a sandwich or snack left over from coach but he never offered anything."

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

Pros: "The crew tried and did as good a job as they could with what they had to work with."
Cons: "The shuttle transportation didn't give me any information about baggage claim, took me 45 min to find the right baggage claim! So frustrating."

Pros: "I am very grateful for the pilots who quickly turned around and immediately flew for us. Even though they weren't the ones scheduled to pilot my plane, they did and had a good additive about it."
Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence in the flight that had no warning at all. I was walking in an aisle when it started and almost fell and would've appreciated more advanced notice. It was a bummer that the flight was delayed, but that happens and I understand it."

Pros: "Good."

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."

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: "Seating choice options could be improved."

Cons: "Boarding process slow and confusing. No intervention by staff No snacks served. Waiting on bags for last 45 min"

Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"

Pros: "Wonderful timely departure and landing"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth and took an average amount of time. We arrived exactly on time. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Plane was clean.. overall very pleasant !"

Pros: "Check-in process was smooth"

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

Pros: "???"
Cons: "The counter person was inexperienced."

Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything was perfect."

Pros: "What wasn't there to like it was truly amazing. I had a great time."

Pros: "Easy on ! Organized"

Cons: "Didn't happen"

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

Pros: "Your reminders!"

Pros: "Nice service"

Pros: "It got me where I needed to go."
Cons: "It was cold, seat was uncomfortable and vent wouldn't close."

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "the rest"

Pros: "Got in early, but unfortunately no gate to unload passengers for almost 20 mins"
Cons: "Stewardess told me I had to use overhead bin for my personal item. Personal item met requirements with ease. Did not listen to this woman's command."

Pros: "Staff"

Pros: "Everything was quick and convenient! No hassles! Smooth sailing"

Pros: "Every thing the best company ever"
Cons: "Just make the price $10 more dollars per ticket and give free wifi. Thanks"

Pros: "Despite delays, united employees went out of their way to make sure I made my connection and got to my destination on time."
Cons: "Many delays in and out if lax due to construction. All four of my flights were delayed. The initial and the connection, both coming and going"

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"

Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"

Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Long time in air..."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They gave away my seat to a standby before the the time they said. I rebooked with southwest"

Cons: "Fligh delay."

Pros: "The United Club Lounge is the best."

Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."

Pros: "Need to offer a better snack Bathroom was messy and smelly Overall I do like United"

Pros: "Everything was smooth. No delays and no mean customers or workers"

Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"

Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "the whole experience was horrible."

Cons: "No space, outdated non-working air, extremely hot and stuffy, VERY dry air, no screens"

Pros: "Nice and easy"
Cons: "N a"

Pros: "The service was great."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Once in the air the flight was great."
Cons: "1/2 hr before boarding should have occurred we were notified of a delay- 1/2 hr. I knew I was going to miss my connection and asked, and told if I did they would put me on the next one out an hr later, but could not nor would not address it until necessary. When we arrived, they informed me of the gate to go to... which we ran to... and when we got to there were told the plane left 15 minutes ago."

Cons: "The video and sound on the planes needs some updating or some technical work."

Cons: "Waited too long to land"

Pros: "I was content"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me"

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

Pros: "I like the complementary soda. The boarding groups system is smart."
Cons: "I don't care for the wifi options. Loud children."

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

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