Good budget airline. I was worried about the weight limit of my carryon bags as I know some airlines are very picky about it, but I just walked onto the plane with no issues. Boarding was smooth. I was pleasantly surprised that they served entire meals for everybody - they were okay, but there was variety (soggy sandwich, plantain chips, a cappuccino muffin, and a bottle of water). Unfortunately, the seats were very uncomfortable (none of them could recline or extend the headrest, and the seat was hard), which wasn’t so great for my red eye flight.
My entertainment didn’t work through my flight, the crew member did the best they can but did not work.
Pros: "Crew was nice, food was good, seats were great (bed)"
Cons: "Boarding was chaos"
Pros: "Boarding was fast and we left on time"
Cons: "There was no sign or indication at the gate the we were at the right place. The screens in the terminal also didn't say anything about it."
Cons: "Everything. Never in my life I experienced this. It was beyond inefficiency, it was literally CRUELTY"
Pros: "not a lot of wait time"
Cons: "the boarding, dis embarking process, and the three my luggage breaking the suitcase as well they broke my fragile things inside of my suitcase. That was awful. It took an hour for them to put the luggage onto the conveyor belt."
Pros: "Check in was very smooth. Flight crew was very attentive"
Cons: "Presentation of food was not great."
Pros: "The crew was ok, the seats just needed to recline a bit more"
Cons: "The crew gave the passenger across from me at least 4 glasses of liquor and he got drunk. This was an evening flight, the passenger was loud and I couldn't close my eyes and sleep"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "Got the emergency exit seats, extra leg room"
Cons: "Choice of food"
Pros: "Good leg room and comfortable seats, good food"
Pros: "Ay the counter they were nice"
Cons: "Food was the worst and service from flight crew was Poor"
Cons: "Avianca food in national flights is non existing. Not even for purchase. Other than that flight was pretty good indeed."
Pros: "Overall it was a great experience, the crew was friendly and polite, the seats were comfortable, a lot of choices for online entertainment."
Cons: "There was a little disorder in the forming of the boarding line, and the breakfast food, egg specifically had an awful taste."
Pros: "El servicio en general ha mejorado mucho Felicidades !"
Cons: "El precio"
Cons: "Uncomfortable flight. Seats too close to each other. Temperature too high."
Cons: "I did not like how during reservation, you cannot put a space between the two words in the first name or last name. For example, I was forced to put "MariaAlejandra" as the first name instead of "Maria Alejandra". I had to call the airlines and go through a hassle to ensure there will be no problems boarding the plan because of this minor name difference."
Pros: "Arrived earlier than scheduled to Guatemala. Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Food had a weird flavor, couldn’t eat it at all. Dessert was good"
Pros: "Crew is excelente and very friendly"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine and I like that there are food options throughout as a part of our ticket."
Cons: "They lost my luggage and it was impossible to reach anyone who knew anything or to be compensated for my inconvenience and items."
Cons: "2 delays. Arrived 2 hours later than I should have."
Cons: "Cobros que no se debieron hacer.....depende del supervisor del momento y así hacen los cobros....viaje de El Salvador a Costa Rica y todo bien......de Regreso.......Cobros adicionales y con la misma cantidad de maletas....cual es la razón???depende de como tiene el estado de ánimo del supervisor???MUY MALO"
Cons: "Avianca was irresponsible and inattentive to our needs. Left us without our Cali - Cartagena flight and said they weren't going to compensate our loss."
Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Flight attendants were rude"
Cons: "No Meal compensation"
Pros: "It got me from Point A to Point B, so credit for that?"
Cons: "There were zero vegetarian food options. Entertainment was a shared screen between a dozen passengers. These planes need a fire upgrade."
Cons: "It was a nightmare The worst flight of my life"
Pros: "Airplane was clean, modern, and very accommodating (cup holders, usb port, large touch screen entertainment systems for which they provided headphones FREE of charge, free hot turkey and cheese mini croissant with a mini cold doughnut, fresh drinks). Staff were also super nice and accommodating, flight was smoothe. Oh...and seats leaned back quite a bit more than on other airlines i've used in the past."
Pros: "There was nothing exceptional on Avianca's service on this service, which as operated by United Airlines."
Cons: "My checked bag was misplaced and never made it to my destination. It has been over 24 hrs and I haven't been able to get any information on it."
Pros: "USB port and entertainment tablet on seat"
Cons: "Flight was change for an earlier departure by one hour and notified a day earlier."
Cons: "My passport was not due to expire for the NEXT 4 months AFTER my come back day The lady from Avianca didn't let me board due to my passport expiring 4 months after my return day. I had to pay for a 24 hours expedite / rush passport. ALSO, once I got my new passport (17 hours later) I was told that I had to pay $170 penalty for moving my departure day and $680 because I had to adjust to the new ticket price. At that point I decide to buy a new ticket with a different airline. AVIANCA SUCKS!!! They are NOT very accommodating at all. Will not recommend this agency and I WILL NEVER ever again will use their service."
Cons: "Both flights were delayed! And one was a 6 hour delay! It was a bummer"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very polite and always smiling Food was great Loved the sleeping kit (with hand lotion, toothbrush, etc.)"
Cons: "The seats were not very comfortable. It would be great to have a foot rest for short people like me."
Pros: "Comfortable flight."
Cons: "Terrible food and fairly inattentive service."
Pros: "the crew was very polite. flight departure was on schedule"
Cons: "the trip is 5 hours and no entertainment on board. arrival was delayed, and i had to make a connection. luckyly i didn`t have any problems"
Pros: "The crew was great!"
Cons: "The food was terrible. Oily, tasteless Not comfortable seats."
Pros: "I love that I was upgraded due to my Lifemiles Elite status. Sometimes first class seats are left empty, when the airlines could use that opportunity to engage people in the mileage programs."
Cons: "The seats were not comfortable probably because it was an old plane."
Pros: "Plane was new."
Cons: "Crew were not all bilingual."
Pros: "on time departures, great service at every touch point, clean aircraft, early arrivals, great experience."
Cons: "A delay of one hour."
Pros: "I had a great seat."
Cons: "Flight was delayed about 3 hours which put me in houston during rush hour which added another 2 hours to my commute."
Cons: "Dec 19th SFO - San Salvador- Lima (Peru) They cancelled the departure for 12 hrs, instead of :600 am we finally left from SFO at 6:25 pm. Everyone missed their connection flights. So they took us to a nice hotel. We finally left San Salvador the next day at 3 pm. So I spent two days flying to my final destination (Lima-Peru). Really disappointed about Avianca notification systems. The first email arrived at 3:30 am when everyone was already at the airport for nothing. Never again will flight with Avianca."