Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Diego to Panama City
Panama has resumed commercial flights.
Panama has temporarily suspended the entry of all travelers who spent 20 days in the UK or in South Africa prior to their journey. Nationals and residents of Panama are exempt from this restriction.
Travelers must complete a "Declaracion Jurada de Salud".
Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test issued within 48 hours of departure to Panama. Travelers with Laissez-Passer are exempt from testing requirement.
Travelers without a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT test must undertake a test at the airport for USD 50, at their own expense.
Nationals of Panama who have been in the past 20 days in South Africa or United Kingdom are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.
It is now possible to transit Panama. Transit travelers will need to have a confirmed onward flight and will not be allowed to leave the airport. They may also need to take a COVID-19 test and receive a negative result to be able to fly. Travelers should check the requirements for the country of final destination as requirements may vary.
There are currently 7,334 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in PA and 5,910 deaths as of Mar 7 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 13h 12m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($203) and United Airlines ($230), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($350) and Spirit Airlines ($466).
From San Diego to Panama City, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Panama City back to San Diego , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of San Diego you will be using San Diego, often referred to as San Diego Airport. You will be landing at Panama City Tocumen Intl, also known as Panama City Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Free BBQ DINNER"
Cons: "Just about everything"
Cons: "Damaged one baggage, and delayed arrival of other baggage for 2 days that forced me to cancel a following trip."
Cons: "Seat pitch was too tight, especially when the person in front of me pushed their seat back."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Crews service"
Cons: "I find seats a bit narrow"
Cons: "delayed/not on time"
Cons: "Delayed, bumpy and staff didn’t look for headphones"
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: "Everyone had to relocate to 3 different gates which was a bit annoying. Because I was tired i was not as patient as I normally am but was finally glad that we boarded and was on my way back home."
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."
Pros: "The way the pilot and crew handled the "injured" passenger."
Cons: "Fizzy bubbles felt on my arm and hair as flight attendant passing out drinks. She was filling them too full."
Cons: "Racist gate agent made me check my baggage even though it fit."
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: "The friendly and attentive flight staff."
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: "The boarding went very smoothly even though the flight was full ."
Cons: "The plane to San Diego was much nicer, then the return flight to DFW. No TV screens are port to plug-in your cell phone."
Pros: "Service in coach was nice and attentive."
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: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "De-boarding was slow"
Pros: "Flt time!"
Cons: "Boarding announcer was rude"
Cons: "Seat was awkward. Staff didn't respond to 2 calls of with the button. Air seemed exceptionally dry and was oddly warm."
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: "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.."
Cons: "Rude flight attendants, filthy plane"
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."
Cons: "Walking through TSA in San Diego there is an agent picking people out and telling them there bag is too big to be carried on ( the same carry on bag I've used for years ) and making people go pay to check them. However some people are being allowed to check their bag at the gate for free. No one at the airport working for them had any good customer service skills. Wont fly with them again"
Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
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: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Flight was late eariving at gate in Dallas and missed connection to Nashville. However, was put on a flight that left just 2 hours later"
Pros: "The flight from San Diego to Chicago went well. We left on time and arrived a little earlier than expected. I was worried about the weather delaying our flight once we go to Chicago but we encounter different problems. as I will explain next."
Pros: "Seats are the most uncomfortable seats ever"
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."
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: "Seating choice options could be improved."
Cons: "better planes, ice cold inside pkane"
Cons: "Boarding process slow and confusing. No intervention by staff No snacks served. Waiting on bags for last 45 min"
Cons: "I took three flights from San Diego to San Francisco, San Francisco to Chicago, Chicago to Montreal. San Diego departure was almost an hour late. The Chicago departure was half an hour late because the pilot wasn’t checked in yet. It is very frustrating when I run through Chicago airport from B to E"
Pros: "Wonderful timely departure and landing"
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 !"
Cons: "I was in business class and was terrible The airplane too old , so expensive for that? Can’t believe it..."
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!!!!"
Cons: "The counter person was inexperienced."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Pros: "Everything was perfect."
Pros: "What wasn't there to like it was truly amazing. I had a great time."
Pros: "First rate service"
Pros: "Easy on ! Organized"
Pros: "Good attention"
Cons: "Food not Not any enterteinmet unless you pay"
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: "It got me where I needed to go."
Cons: "It was cold, seat was uncomfortable and vent wouldn't close."
Cons: "El peor servicio que he recibido"
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: "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: "I had an entire row to myself."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "The United Club Lounge is the best."
Pros: "It was indeed good experience."
Pros: "Nice and easy"
Cons: "N a"
Pros: "The service was great."
Cons: "Needed more that a 6oz cup of water, no free movies/TV."
Cons: "Seats, lines, late"
Cons: "The seats are so tiny!"
Cons: "Was good"
Cons: "On a redeye, comfort is imperative. The seats only reclined 10 degrees, if that, and the seat pockets were a thin mesh strip 10" across, rendering them completely useless."
Cons: "The video and sound on the planes needs some updating or some technical work."
Pros: "great staff"
Cons: "Waited too long to land"
Pros: "I was content"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me"
Cons: "The seats were cramped. Many people carried on extra bags as the price per bag checked was $25.00 a bag -- so there was a lot of bags carried on and delayed the process."
Cons: "I had a problem when I got to the security zone, my name on the boarding pass was not complete, in Mexico we use the last name and a 2nd last name and my boarding pass just printed my last name, I had to be separated from the line until everything was clarified, please make sure that boarding pass includes customer's7 full name to avoid inconviniences, thanks ! Everything else was pretty good ;) !"
Cons: "Plane was not up to par with other current planes. Pricing was high for not having more leg space, TV's which should be a standard by now, and free liquor/wine on international flights! United is truly a disappointment and I may not be flying with them anymore if I had a choice"
Pros: "I like the complementary soda. The boarding groups system is smart."
Cons: "I don't care for the wifi options. Loud children."
Pros: "watching free movies used to be the only good thing about flying."
Cons: "Not being able to watch movies for free is BOGUS. That used to be the only good thing about flying."
Cons: "The fact that they lost my luggage for the second time."
Pros: "Easy boarding process"
Cons: "No leg room"
Pros: "I had a small bag with me & they charged $57 just to Carry it with me on the plane ,i was very surprised .each way"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "The descent was rocky. The fees are tough to swallow"
Cons: "Very dirty!! Used coffee creamers in seat pocket, crumbs all over seat... disappointed."
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "When checkkng in i was surprised by all of the upcharges. Felt like it was a bait and switch."
Pros: "Very smooth and relaxing"
Cons: "I had to wait 45 minutes to receive my luggage in baggage claim....do not know what happened but not acceptable."
Cons: "Very bad service another company's it's butter"
Pros: "It is cheap"
Cons: "Cramped seating."
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "The last at the check in counter was amzing and super friendly."
Pros: "seemly low fair"
Cons: "hidden charges make a trip much more expansive than other airlines, so you end up paying a much higher price for much poorer service."
Cons: "Worst seat I've had! Very rude attendants, after charging me and my colleague 130 Dollars for our backpacks(!?), I was trying to make a joke with the attendant and asked her if it at least comes with a smile. She told me no ( very seriously) and that that's an extra charge. Then she started telling me about that she is there from 3 am ... does costumes really need to get this kind of attitude?"
Cons: "Chairs did not lean back."
Pros: "Great trip!"
Cons: "Confusing airport."
Pros: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "How it seems like the person calling the shots at spirit airlines has their head up something or needs help pulling their head out of something....."
Cons: "Worst day ever!!!"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Pros: "The plan was new but with litlle leg room"
Cons: "Didnt know that spirit was a bare price with no beg or food incloded in the price had to pay 50 dollar a bag in the gate i can fly with same price with bag and food with other company"
Pros: "That there were no delays"
Pros: "TSA did not accept Spirit's boarding pass on the smart phone. I had to go back to a ticketing terminal to print a boarding pass, get back in the long line, and clear security."
Cons: "Support electronic boarding pass like all other airlines."
Pros: "excellent staff. Boarding was good."
Cons: "delay each way. 2 hr delay on departure deom Vegas and a 1 hr delay from San Diego."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable ride. We a t-shirt hard ,zero leg room"
Cons: "death do not recline"
Cons: "Too loud"
Pros: "Great value overall, and great service."
Pros: "The cheapness of the tickets was very cheap"
Cons: "Not über comfortable, but worth the price!"
Cons: "I was charged $82 for checkin luggage. If I knew that I would have flown United, American or Southwest. Had a middle seat, no entertainment and one beverage service."
Pros: "Friendly staff, let me get on the plane even though I was running very late."
Cons: "Luggage fee scams. Paying each way for baggage."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient"
Cons: "To many delays"
Cons: "The whole system shut down waited for 3hrs no one told us what was going on Super annoying"
Cons: "So late!"
Pros: "We arrived alive"
Cons: "Almost everything"
Pros: "The T-Bone steak was done perfectly...5555555"
Cons: "It was the worst bus ride ever!"
Cons: "Late and delayed constantly"
Cons: "carry- on fee of $55. Luggage took too long, about 30 minutes wait after we got to the carousal"
Pros: "55.00 charge for each lugage. Know yu will have no customer from my stand point."
Cons: "Spirit have lost me as costomer foe ever regardles if offers me a free rate."
Pros: "The plane is pretty."
Cons: "Plane left 40 min late. Will not fly spirit again."
Cons: "Seat 3e. I am 6'4 and it was impossible to get comfortable. Knees Jammed into the seat with no wiggle room left and right. Plus tray tables came out of the armrests which makes it even more inconvenient"
Cons: "Hidden and unexpected fees"
Pros: "If another plane is broken down in our spot figure out an alternate plan before we land so we can deplane in an appropriate timeframe. Think and plan ahead."
Cons: "If u have not guessed yet... The above answer is for what I did not like."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines was no help and didn't offer any alternatives for us at all."
Pros: "Cheap rate if you understand how they charge."
Cons: "not comfortable at all, cramped seating, didn't recline. Everything you got charged for, a seat, carry on, etc"
Pros: "Friendly staff and clean plane."
Cons: "Zero entertainment options."
Pros: "I think it was a overall good experience at a very fair price I would do it again and I have plans on."
Cons: "Nothing that would really make me not usually again."
Cons: "Airfare was definitely cheap, but cost of luggage, check-in and carry-on bags were way too high. It's like a scam."
Airlines flying from San Diego to Panama City 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 San Diego to Panama City
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Diego to Panama City
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Diego to Panama City
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Diego to Panama City
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from San Diego to Panama City