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March

High season

February

Cheapest flight

$196

Average price round-trip

$699

Good deal round-trip

$627

Good deal one-way

$276
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Most popular time to fly with an average 43% increase in price.
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $276 or less one-way and $627 or less round-trip.
  • High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is March.
  • Morning departure is around 41% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving San José Juan Santamaria Intl to Buffalo

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JetBlueOverall score based on 19432 reviews
8.3Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.6Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.8Food
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Pros: "Large legs room between seats and wifi on board! But not available in this flight!"
Cons: "Free wifi should be made available on all flights!"
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Pros: "Large legs room between seats and wifi on board! But not available in this flight!"
Cons: "Free wifi should be made available on all flights!"
Pros: "An excellent crew makes the flight so much comfy."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "Nice crew, better planes than Spirit Airlines!!"
Cons: "Multiple delays & gate changes! Arrived 2 hours later than expected- not good for my ride home who had to wait so long!!"
Cons: "Weather delay out of JFK, nothing Jet Blue could do."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The TV monitor was very small and the picture was pretty poor."
Cons: "Checking in to the connection flight was horrible. The initial flight was delayed. Once we landed in Florida, customs was apparently backed up so far that we could not leave the plane. It ended up causing us to miss the flight. Jet Blue did provide a hotel and food voucher for the night."
Pros: "The crew was excellent. The pilot got us down safely in freezing rain when we might have been diverted back to JFK! Super job!"
Cons: "Ear buds, even for sale"
Cons: "Delayed for about 1.5 hours which is longer than the flight was suppose to be."
Cons: "So first thing before takeoff one flight attendant told someone to turn there music down because it could be heard outside of the headphones, but then proceeded to talk extremely loud throughout the entire flight to the other attendants. It was a 6am flight and mostly everyone was trying to sleep, but she was so loud that I gave up after trying to. If you tell someone else to be quiet because of sleeping passengers, I recommend you follow your own advice."
Pros: "nothing much from my previous trips"
Cons: "inflight service is just average for economy class. the air hostess attitute is also not appropriate overall."
Cons: "we were ready for takeoff and had to turn back because there was a "bin" missing. we were slightly delayed but eventually took off - was just a little disappointing. it could have been worse!"
Pros: "Boarded, departed and landed on time."
Cons: "No TV no sound . Was suppose to get $15.00 voucher for further travel still has not got the email regarding it"
Pros: "Movie was goos"
Cons: "Delay of 30 minutes"
Pros: "Jet Blue know how to make everything right"
Pros: "On time courteous crew!!"
Pros: "The plane was very old and very warm when we boarded. The crew was great."
Cons: "Old plane"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything!!! This happened too many times with JetBlue! 5 hour delay was ridiculous!!!"
Pros: "First time on JetBlue and I could not be happier. Great price including seating and one free bag. Friendly staff on the ground and on board. Best of all free wifi so you can watch or listen to what you want."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Ticket was 76$. I needed to push it back a couple of days. Jet Blue wanted to charge 75$ to change dates. I blew off the plane and bought a train ticket for 66$ Also, I had the insurance but was told my reason for moving may not be covered."
Pros: "My flight was timely, smooth and the attentive service appreciated. I like this airline’s consistency."
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "The crew was nice and the boarding was efficient"
Cons: "The flight was over an hour delayed in reality, but we were only told it would be 30 minutes late. We then waited on the runway for a very long time, which wasn’t incorporated into the information we were given. This made me miss a dinner reservation in buffalo."
Cons: "Disgusting."
Pros: "Great crew. Best flight in a loooooong time!"
Pros: "I flew JetBlue to and from Costa Rica, which included two connecting flights. All four of my flights boarded, took off and landed on time and in at least one instance, early! The staff are always great, free drinks and snacks, plus personal entertainment for all. One of my planes was brand spanking new - it was gorgeous and oh so comfy! I hope I only have to fly JetBlue going forward!"
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Love the new snacks, free WiFi, and TV shows"
Pros: "Unlimited snacks, roomy seating, tv/entertainment throughout flight"
Cons: "I wish there were more flight offerings from and to Rochester, NY."
Cons: "When I boarded and got to my seat a passenger with a dog in the seat beside me. I’m allergic to animal hair and fortunately I could switch seats with my daughter on same flight but different row. There should be a screening method in place to prevent this from happening to not inconvenience passengers."
Pros: "Got our tickets nice and cheap. Made it home safe and sat beside a cool person"
Cons: "My seat wouldn't go back, so sleeping was difficult. Staff seemed a bit annoyed with everyone."
Cons: "Someone farted nearby and the smell lingered."
Pros: "Great crew"
Pros: "Friendly, helpful crew. JetBlue... free wifi -- you can't beat that."
Cons: "Late leaving Boston on the outgoing flight and 30 minutes late leaving Buffalo on the return flight. Not the usual JetBlue quality. I'll chalk this one off but hope my next flight with them is up to their usual standards."
Pros: "Comfortable, great service. We were headed home in bad weather and were anticipating the possibility of cancellation, but the flight was just delayed a few minutes. Then there was a mechanical issue and we had to deplane and were moved to a new plane which got us home 3 hours after originally anticipated. But then we all got $75.00 gift certificates, so it was all good."
Pros: "Amazing staff and flight service. Wonderful trip between two great cities."
Pros: "Nothing to speak of except we got here in one piece"
Pros: "The ticket agent was extremely courteous and helpful. She did her best to get our party of six seats near one another. She even came and found me several minutes after I left her station to hand deliver boarding passes to me."
Cons: "The on-line checkin process was miserable. I spent over an hour and a half attempting to checkin. I received numerous "invalid document" errors. I was unable to check in all members of my party at the same time. I was unable to check in any of the minors in my party due to the fact that I could not check in more than one person at a time."
Pros: "Even with snow falling in both Boston and Buffalo we managed to only be an hour late."
Cons: "Los televisores de nuestra fila no funcionaban y al llegar el vuelo tuvimos que esperar 40 minutos para poder salir del avión."
Cons: "On the morning of the flight, our flight time was changed via e-mail 4 times."
Pros: "Lots of legroom, more than any other airline I've flown on. Free wi-fi, good snacks."
Cons: "Paying extra to check a bag."
Pros: "seats were comfortable and plenty of room - even without upgrading to roomier seats option. Flight was smooth, attendants were polite and professional."
Cons: "On both the flight to Orlando and the return flight home, we declined to check our one bag each because of the additional cost. Yet each time when we got to the boarding gate, we were asked if we'd like to check our bag for free to help with the overcrowded overhead aboard plane. 15-20 bags were checked for free. Why don't you just offer to let customers check one bag at no cost - on top of the one bag their allowed to carry on. If you're giving away free checked bags at the counter anyways, there can't be that big of a difference is there? And offering one free checked bag would be a great promo."
Pros: "Experience was average and therefore pleasant."
Cons: "I was in seat 8D and the headphone jack was broken. I wasn't extremely miffed but I thought it might be fixed for someone else if I left a review."
Pros: "Seats had more legroom"
Cons: "Just the rough takeoff and landing, but not as bad a LGA."
Cons: "Never got on it."
Cons: "No AC and seat 11A didn't recline"
Pros: "It was reasonably priced. I didn't realize when booking that the reason it's so cheap is that you have to pay for every little thing, but it was only a short flight, non-stop direct, which suited my needs, so I didnt really mind. I gave the "food" 1 star because there isn't a N/A option. Free wifi on the return flight!"
Cons: "Blankets and pillows cost extra. Food and drinks cost extra."
Cons: "The flight had to be rerouted halfway through the journey due to a weired odor on the plane. There was horrible communication between the flight staff and passengers. The staff at the gates were not helpful either once it was time to deplane."
Pros: "There were no trip ups. Flight was on time. We boarded and arrived on time. JetBlue has free wifi and cable, but it was a red eye so I didn't get to enjoy much of it."
Cons: "There was an issue on board that made me wonder whether attendants are at all trained to manage situations of sexual assault. (An issue with another passenger arised and they were unprepared to deal with it). Also, the seats weren't all that comfortable but JetBlue does give you a sleep mask and ear buds for red eyes."
Pros: "Seat location was OK , arm rest issue a real problem sound aux not working properly, could not enjoy entertainment"
Cons: "Seat location was OK , arm rest issue a real problem sound aux not working properly, could not enjoy entertainment"
Pros: "The apple juice"
Cons: "They messed up ticketing, gave me incorrect boarding pass and couldn't fix it in time for me to get back on the plane."
Cons: "Seats, sandwich"
Pros: "Colaboración del personal"
Cons: "Atrasos"
Pros: "Crew was good, food was good, seats were great"
Cons: "Boarding was chaos"
Cons: "Old plane, I was in business class and no entertainment was offered and no screen was provided in the seats"
Pros: "Excelente atención todos fueron muy amables y atentos."
Pros: "The screens to watch movies are too small and not all of them were lowered to be able to watch at a closer distance."
Cons: "The"
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Be on time"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine."
Cons: "We had a three hour delay on our connection in San Salvador and the customer service surrounding this was extremely poor."
Pros: "Yes quick exclelente"
Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"
Cons: "The food."
Pros: "Served a snack and had usb charging in headrest."
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable and crew more friendly with Spanish speaking people."
Pros: "Very professional and friendly crew, with easy check-in at the airport."
Pros: "Nice employees."
Cons: "Departure delayed."
Cons: "My lugares gota lost"
Pros: "to San Salvador was great. Great service, little time to evaluate."
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "Excelente servicio al cliente y desayuno"
Pros: "I loved every minute!"
Pros: "Christian the flight attendant was amazing!"
Pros: "Very smooth day at the airport and in travel. Thank you Avianca"
Pros: "We loved everything about the airline we have been traveling with Avianca for several years now and we love it , definitely no other airline has the quality of service and professionalism as Avianca does."
Pros: "no problems on flt"
Cons: "everything was fine"
Pros: "Everything was ok"
Cons: "There is not even a USB available..."
Pros: "Tasty little sandwiches, everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Lost our bags in Panama City even though we had a five hour layover."
Pros: "The flights wers on time"
Cons: "Flight delay in el salvador for 4H. Instead of food voucher we received airplane food tray."
Pros: "Excellent flight great flight attendants served alcoholic drinks with a delicious meals. I was greeted ny the crew when boarding and exiting the aircraft. Avianca was a wonderful experience."
Pros: "Bought hotel for us to stay the night."
Cons: "Miss booked our flight 30 passengers stuck overnight in San Salvador. Missed my connection to Pdx."
Pros: "Flight crew was lovely, I was surprised to learn we received lunch on such a short flight, and make sure you get to the terminal early as the shuttle you to the plane. I would definitely fly Avianca again!"
Pros: "Dame"
Cons: "uncomfortability of seats. all my flights they put me in the emergency exit which had no window and seats didn't recline. Food was terrible."
Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "they cancelled flight without giving us warning and we had to fly out following day on different airline"
Pros: "Nice on flight attention"
Pros: "Crew was super nice"
Cons: "No food .."
Cons: "There was a 45 min delay on the returning flight."
Pros: "Avianca is one ignore few airlines where you can still get a nice meal and even a drink at no additional charge. Airplanes are nice and modern and the staff is friendly"
Cons: "massive delay in the counter"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "To wait"
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Pros: "Staff was nice. Relatively comfortable, good movie selection"
Cons: "I'm vegetarian, only ham and cheese sandwich"
Pros: "Viajo mucho y Avianca es mi aerolinea preferida, las asistentes de vuelo mientras no sean de Costa Rica, son muy amables, las costarricenses son muy pedantes y groceras y las Colombianas las mejores, lindas, amables, pacientes."
Cons: "Bad customer service when dealing with the issue."
Pros: "We liked the duration of the flight. The people were great and the food was nice with several drinks."
Cons: "We liked everything."
Pros: "Friendly staff, nice snack, free checked baggage."
Pros: "My best experience so far"
Cons: "I was not informed of having to pay $150 extra for having a surfboard, very disapointing"
Pros: "Comfy, good film selection, friendly crew."
Cons: "My entertainment screen kept turning itself off and getting stuck."
Cons: "Delayed boarding"
Pros: "N/a"
Cons: "Hopefully upgrade on monitors (touch screen was not working),"
Cons: "Middle seat. Big guys dont fit well there"
Pros: "Everything was great. Our 4-hour flight went off without a hitch. We've flown with Delta many times and have never had any problems."
Cons: "CheezIts were too salty. We had to sit on NO tarmac for over 10 minutes because a plane was stuck at our gate...several other gates empty - what's up?"
Pros: "The website delivered everything I needed."
Cons: "More discounts for frequent users."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Pros: "luggage was there when I got off the plane."
Cons: "Flight was 20 minutes delayed"
Cons: "People that take up more than one seat should be required to purchase two seats. The woman on the isle was over the arm Rest in my seat the entire trip. It is unfair to me. No one came to Take trash for 2 hours so we had to keep our tray tables down."
Pros: "Staff were friendly. Nothing they could do about the maintenance issue that we experienced."
Cons: "Hour delay due to a maintenance issue. This was a hassle in and of itself, but the flight was also on New Year's Eve and ended up getting us to Buffalo about 20 minutes before midnight, which was a bit disappointing when I had made previous plans for the night. Also, I found the cabin to be very cold during the flight, but it was pretty short so I didn't complain."
Pros: "Got first class upgraded. Very nice service!"
Cons: "We left 8am from JFK. Wish the crew had mentioned the 30 minutes waiting time to take off, given the 15?planes in front of us in line to do the same. I was very much needing to use the restroom about 15 minutes into it! I was very uncomfortable"
Cons: "There was a mechanical delay and I ended up missing my flight. Even though I arrived 10 minutes prior to departure."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"
Cons: "The flight dely 1 hour"
Pros: "The crew both going and coming from San Jose, Costa Rica were incredible."
Cons: "The long waits on the tarmac waiting on other planes to leave. Which was a big problem because it caused a lot of us to either barely miss our flight or miss our flight."
Pros: "Anything from free WiFi, entertainment, leg room, commentary drinks and snacks. Great service!"
Cons: "My seat ,the distance to get to the gate, The wheelchair l No window The distance I had it walk to get to my seat I was told this was the row behind the break after the exit row. I was not I’ve been with you before and have not any of these problems No more"
Pros: "The pilots were communicative of why and what the reasons were of delays as far as the landing and getting the plane to the gate."
Cons: "Attendants that offered drinks and snacks offered me coffee or water but didn’t offer a snack. But asked the girl next to me if she would want one. No consistency"
Cons: "On time, free upgrade."
Pros: "I liked the fact that were were able to watch movies complementary, staff was very kind and looked good and for the most part the air craft was spacious than United Airlines"
Cons: "I disliked the fact that their weren’t any charging station, I wasn’t able to to charge my telephone device previously but I thought I would be okay sonce air crafts that I have boarded have out lets to charge devices, was an inconviencesince I wasn’t anle to contact family. Also there was complementary movies to watch but there werent any head phones that were given, united aire lines provided us with head phones for entertainment."
Pros: "Good abording"
Cons: "problems with seating assignment"
Pros: "The crew was gracious and accommodating."
Cons: "The plane showed wear and tear. We paid for delta+ premium economy and an exit row. The seating map online was misleading and we ended up next to the bathroom. The exit row food tray was broken and was hard to even sit a good tray on. The emergency exit door isn’t well insulated and we were absolutely freezing cold the entire flight. The seats were hard and uncomfortable. The food was not good for international travel. Overall I was very disappointed in this flight. I travel the world and on long hauls the planes need to be cleaned well and seats in working order."
Pros: "It was a short easy flight that actually landed early."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Like the airplane - Boeing 757. More comfortable than the 737."
Cons: "Don't like the towel dispenser location and function. Can't find it when standing and a bunch of them come out at one time."
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "Late pickup, then no gate at stopover causing is to miss our flight as we sat on the tarmac. Got on next flight, 5 hours later, the literal last row of the plane right in front of the bathroom, you know, those seats that don't recline? Travelling with a cranky two year old, made pains to select seats for maximum child comfort and it all flew out the window. Arrived at destination and sat, again, waiting for a gate. Signed up for sky miles previously based on good experiences, but this was one lane thing after another. Advice? Don't act like you're doing me a favor when asking people to check bags cause then it's "free"."
Pros: "Our flight attendants were lovely people specifically the first class attendant and he was humorous and witty, polite and friendly trying to make our christmas eve late night flight to be enjoyable."
Cons: "When we touched down in a blizzard we were told there was no jetway available and we had to climb down an icy ladder to walk probably 1000 feet on black ice barely seeing where we were going and at least one person fell and overall it was just very unprofessional and not the quality of service I expect from Delta."
Pros: "All the staff are sincere in serving. It must be a direct result of the great management at the top. If the employees were unhappy and rude that also would be a direct reflection of the management. I use the same flight often and let the staff know I appreciate them."
Cons: "Snacks are small, but delicious cookies."
Pros: "Staff lovely"
Cons: "Flight delayed so we got bumped to a later connecting flight An eight hour trip became a 12 hour trip"
Cons: "I paid extra to sit comfortably only to have the seat adjoining my occupied by someone who expanded over onto my seat! Leaving me barely any room to sit comfortably."
Pros: "Liked that they were able to update our seats so we could sit together (spouse,baby,& I)."
Cons: "That the flight was delayed more than they informed us & it appeared that the gate crew did not know how to work the ticket machine & we waited to board with our daughter for 20 mins."
Pros: "The food on the flight from Venice to Atlanta was excellent! And the flight attendants was really friendly and helpful. My movie screen froze up and our attendant rebooted it right away."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and kept making rounds with water so we didn't have to get up looking for it. Free entertainment at our seats made the flight go by faster."
Cons: "No complaints, I was stuck in a middle seat but somebody has to sit there!"
Pros: "The Gogo Inflight wifi and entertainment did not work for even a minute. I choose flights based on their amenities and this one had offered full WIFI service which swayed me to choose to fly with Delta. I'm not sure who is to blame about this issue but I'm pretty frustrated that it was completely dysfunctional."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Too short of a layover in Atlanta"
Pros: "Had to go through an extra random security check before boarding along with several other passengers. Looong flight, but expected when traveling that distance. Slept and watched movies. Best part: the pilot pointed out that Greenland was visible outside our windows as we flew over."
Cons: "Nothing. It was a smooth flight. Very comfortable."
Pros: "on board service was nice and promptly"
Cons: "Delta continúes to use an older 757 in this 6-hour flight with cramped seats and seating arrangement in business class. I have taken this flight several times in the last 2 years and written about this issue but now doubt anybody cares about these comments. To make things worse, my seat would not recline!"
Cons: "We we missed our connection they wouldn't help us at all."
Cons: "Not a fan of the distance between our arrival gate in ATL and connecting flight to BUF. Couldn't be helped, I suppose."
Pros: "Turbulence didn't allow the beverage cart to serve passengers"
Pros: "Friendly but efficient. Allowed me to keep my bag with me without a fight."
Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"
Pros: "The plane was large enough to be comfortable and to moderate the effects of turbulence more than the smaller plane I was on to NYC. The flight attendant was very warm, fun and personable. I enjoyed being able to watch a movie on my phone through the go go app. It was a late flight so I appreciated the lights being turned off."
Cons: "I wasn't happy with the seat selection being made for me at the gate--I was in the loudest part of the plane in the rear. I wish there had been a better selection of snacks, my flight into NYC had many more options."
Cons: "Boarding process was very sluggish causing us to be delayed."
Pros: "The two native born Senegalese boys, aged about 8 or 9 were delightful, energetic, generally well behaved."
Cons: "They understood my poor French but I couldn't understand most of theirs. They needed a great deal of help with eating the adult meals they were served and using the entertainment system. At first the flight attendants did little if anything to help. Later after I pointed out the problems we were having they were better. Such young ones needed better supervision and meals easier to eat than they received. I needed less stress on the long 8 hour flight. This was not quite a Sky Priority Comfort Plus experience for me."
Pros: "Staff were courteous. Captain explained reason for delay."
Cons: "Over 20 minute delay to begin boarding with no explanation. Boarding process very slow due to excess carry ones needing to be checked."
Pros: "On time and very smooth boarding"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Because I refused to pay extra money after booking my family of three on your flight, you separated us into middle seats scattered in the back of the airplane. I believe this is evil underhanded extortion after you had already published price and I had agreed by clicking to buy the ticket."

Flight was delayed by one hour, then another 1/2 hour then cancelled and changed till the next day. We were not allowed to get our luggage & put up in a dirty hotel. I had cockroaches in the bathroom. When I finally arrived home…i noticed the airline had damaged the zipper on my suitcase. An awful awful trip thanks to American Airlines.

It was quick, plane was loaded and the service on board was ok

Pros: "Arrived 30 min early."
Cons: "Loading"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "It would be really nice and good for the environment to utilize less plastic bags and find ways to recycle more. When I think of the amount of plastic used in every flight I cringe knowing where all that plastic would end up."
Pros: "Fast transportation and great seat"
Cons: "The air hostess were rude."
Pros: "So ridiculous airline didn’t though in costumer at all"
Cons: "Nathing"
Cons: "Debbie in Business Class made the trip even more special than ever! 1. Congratulated everyone on board for thanksgiving for those who follow that tradition 2. Spoke so kindly on the PA system in both English and fluent in Spanish 3. Kept my coffee hot fresh and always was smiling even those had to work on a holiday We will always fly AmericAn because of flight crew like Debbie..... 1000% super star for AA!!!"
Pros: "cabin attendant was excellent"
Cons: "terrible plane because overhead space is extremely limited and the curvature of the plane limits legroom for window seats."
Pros: "The entertainment and the crew."
Cons: "FOOD was atrocious! The worst I had ever tried to eat! I believe the packaging would have tasted better than the so called food! I'm a petite person but I was extremely uncomfortable for 11 hours and to top it off we paid extra for upgraded seats! Never again will I fly American!"
Cons: "Play primetime tonight cancel playing in late overnight real pain in the butt"
Cons: "I never got to go on my trip... wasted all my money and never got anywhere and can't seem to get a refund or at least another ticket."
Pros: "The boarding was fast."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful!"
Cons: "There were no headrests for sleeping or TVs on thr airplanes. Also the flight departure time kept getting pushed back and ended up leaving over and hour late as did our last flight with american."
Pros: "We left a few minutes early"
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Drinks"
Pros: "on time, even a little early"
Pros: "Love flying with AMERICAN AIRLINES."
Cons: "Seats are cramped"
Pros: "They boarded quickly, left early, arrived 40 minutes ahead of schedule. The staff were very friendly and efficient."
Pros: "The trip was easy and the time very good set!"
Cons: "Boarding is always awkward on any airline. If you boarded back to front and deplaned front to back, time and aggravation would be reduced."
Pros: "That our pilot was giving us updates as to why we were slightly delayed."
Cons: "Our flight attendant didn’t know what food we were getting. When someone asked in front of me, she said “I’m not sure it could be either turkey or ham”. If you serve customers from all walks of life including Hindus, vegetarians, Islam, Judaism, it should be expected that the flight attendant know if that is turkey or ham. Another thing is that there was no final check by the flight attendant. We landed with tray tables down, seats recline, and people were still on their laptops."
Pros: "The entertainment"
Pros: "At least they should give a can of the soda"
Cons: "The cookie"
Cons: "Food in general"
Pros: "I was truly surprised by how smooth the entire experience was on this flight. The crew was excellent and the flight was on time!"
Pros: "Friendliness of gate staff"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The flight left on time. Pleasant crew."
Cons: "As usual, the seats for a 6'4" guy are not good."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Really unconfortable seats."
Cons: "Delayed!!"
Pros: "Everyone was quick"
Cons: "Small seats"
Pros: "the crew and the people at the desk for boarding were great. the app helped me keep up with the changes"
Cons: "delays and changing gates"
Pros: "Flight crew were visibly exhausted and nervous. WORST FLYING EXPERIENCE EVER. It's unfortunate that this leg of the trip was American Eagle. We paid a lot for these tickets."
Cons: "Flight crew were visibly exhausted and nervous. WORST FLYING EXPERIENCE EVER. It's unfortunate that this leg of the trip was American Eagle. We paid a lot for these tickets."
Pros: "flight left on time and went smoothly. Flight crew was very nice."
Cons: "person next to me did not fit in their seat and spilled over into mine. Could not even put armrest down - so i was sitting in less than a full seat.."
Cons: "Again American Airlines was LATE. It was boarding time and no agent was at the gate. 10 minutes past boarding time the screen shows that the flight is delayed 25 minutes... but wait, there is still no plane at the gate! After 45 minutes the plane arrived, again had to be "cleaned" and prepared for flight back to SF. Customers were told the flight was delayed because Air Traffic Control issues in SF, but there was no plane in sight... Again I felt we were being lied to. The plane was filthy with garbage everywhere still. I will never fly American Airlines by choice!"
Cons: "Sat on the tarmac for 35 minutes without a single announcement as to why there was a delay."
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: "Thought I would be flying on Quantas, not AA"
Pros: "CR is awesome"
Cons: "AA is screwing up with the flight times, bring them back"
Pros: "Very comfortable"
Cons: "Kept asking passengers pretty boarding to check luggage due to limited space...yet after we boarded there was at least 1 completely empty overhead compartment."
Cons: "On my flight from San Jose to Arizona there were no t.v , so it made for a painful five hour flight."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Lot of movement"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Seats are not roomy, but that's par for the course."
Pros: "Easy boarding. Served food and beverages. Comfortable flight"
Cons: "Food tastes better on other international flights that I have taken. Movie and music selection better on other flights too. One flight attendant not so nice when I requested another napkin. The first one fell on floor when as I was attempting to pick it up. I did get another one."
Pros: "Easier to board. Smaller plane so not as many people to climb over"
Cons: "Planes overall every airline are too tight but AA seemed better than others I've been on actually"
Pros: "crew was good"
Cons: "Delayed"
Cons: "You couldn't hear anything as people boarded."
Cons: "We were never offered our drink or snack. Then the male attendant called my wife "sir" when asking her to put up the tray table"
Pros: "I got to San Jose Costa Rica safely and on time."
Cons: "Availability of on-board meals, I wasn’t able to purchase anything. Nothing available from the lunch menu even at the exact lunch time, in a +5h flight. Truly disappointed"
Pros: "Quick boarding, no delays."
Cons: "The control for the entertainment system is strangely located on the armrest, so the person next to me was constantly changing my system's volume and channels by simply using the armrest."
Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "Where should I begin? Incoming flight was late, so UA 1560 was delayed. After boarding, IFE was not working. Crew could not get it to work. Snack options were NON-existent for a 5-hour flight. Upon arriving at Newark, the gate was not available. Come on United this is your hub. Final straw, the baggage took about 50 to 60 minutes to arrive."
Pros: "The pilot and crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The flight had a THIRTEEN hour delay. The plane was very old and broken (we couldn’t fly because of a broken fuel gauge)."
Pros: "Crew can be nicer"
Cons: "Food and crew"
Pros: "Since there was an empty seat next to me, I was able to spread out a bit."
Cons: "Had to pay for entertainment. WiFi sucks."
Pros: "The cabin was actually warm & toasty...used to it being chilly. Knocked everyone out for the flight. Staff was friendly & professional"
Cons: "It may have been a little too warm."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and the airport employees and United Airlines staff were all very friendly. No complaints. Especially for the incredibly low price of the ticket. I feel like it was a really good deal."
Cons: "The tricky luggage policies. Those seem like they are deliberately being engineered to confuse the passengers into making expensive mistakes. Who travels with no luggage (other than me) anyhow?"
Pros: "Delayed notifications"
Cons: "Hours of delays and no courtesy by airline."
Cons: "VERY close quarters."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing, The flight left with 45 minutes of delay, for a trip of 6 h they only gave a juice and a biscuit."
Pros: "I didn't die."
Cons: "Bedlam at gate. Three overwhelmed employees trying to kick people off the plane. So many seats on this plane that there's no legroom, but also it makes the plane so heavy that it can't take off safely unless conditions are ideal. THIS IS A REAL THING THAT REALLY HAPPENED. We left 2.5 hours late due to "weather" (not because there are too many goddamn seats on the plane.) Then, before landing, we were asked to stay in our seats so people who are late for connections can get off first. Seems reasonable. THEY DIDN'T HAVE A GATE FOR US WHEN WE LANDED! The captain said 20 minutes til we can get a gate, but he'll try to get it sooner. He apparently didn't succeed, because it was 45 minutes (!!) before we got to the gate! As a result, 3 hours 15 minutes late. Officially this is "due to weather." Sure."
Pros: "Staff was VERY KIND and helpfull"
Cons: "They only had ONE warm food choice (mozzarella turkey sandwich) and none Gluten Free option. When traveling in a 5hour flight at 7am you expect to at least be able to pay for a decent breakfast..... wasn’t my chance or my 3kids. Very dissapointed"
Pros: "The cabin crew was very professional, efficient, and kind. The plane was in good condition and my seats were comfortable enough."
Cons: "The only food or entertainment offered besides a cookie or advertisement for the airline magazine had to be purchased despite the fact that it was an international plan more than 4 hours long."
Pros: "It got me to Houston, but that’s about it"
Cons: "First we boarded and the plane was cools and i am traveling with my mom who is 76 and a little frail, we ask for a blanket and the response was there no blankets in economy, with a condescending tone. Unnecessary and mean"
Cons: "The website doesn’t specify that the last row has no recline!"
Cons: "Checked baggage fees!!"
Pros: "United nunca da comida que merezca la pena y por suerte esta vez no sobre vendieron el vuelo."
Cons: "La comida, es escasa y ridícula"
Pros: "I enjoyed the crew and the service... Top notch"
Cons: "No tv on plain no free wifi like it was advertised"
Pros: "First time didn’t sit on runway. Landed early"
Pros: "Crew was nice, but could tell they were tired."
Cons: "Waited for late connecting flights almost 40 minutes (15-20 people). First class seats were like bricks - lower cushions need upgrade or replacement. Very hard landing including a good pavement “bounce”. Not what I would consider first class accomodations all around. 3 different baggage claim turnstiles until they finally got it right."
Pros: "It was a great flight over all but it was very cold inside the plane"
Cons: "Immigration lines at the IAH airport was long and security clearance line was even longer."
Cons: "Late"
Cons: "Everything good"
Cons: "Se pusieron a darle mantenimiento al avión a la hora de salir cuando ya teníamos más de seis horas esperando el avión. Y esperamos una hora más ya sentados adentro. Eso estuvo fatal. Y sin comida de San José a Houston.. fataaal!"
Cons: "Flight kept being delayed"
Pros: "Sleeping"
Cons: "One of the flighty attendents was extremely rude and aggressive. Very unpleasant."
Cons: "Sleeping in the airport"
Pros: "Updates on delays were helpful."
Cons: "2 out of 3 flights were delayed due to baggage scanning problems."
Pros: "Nice"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Both flights were INCREDIBLY delayed. First, the flight from San Jose was delayed 1.5 hours because they were "waiting for the aircraft." After everybody finally boarded the plane an announcement was made that somehow the luggage crew had damaged the cargo hold, and that everybody would have to deplane. It would take 45 minutes for maintenance crew to arrive to assess the situation. People got up, got their luggage out of the overhead bins, and started moving to the front of the plane. The pilot then came back on the intercom and told everyone they would have to return to their seats. Roughly an hour later we finally took off. It would have been the decent thing to do to AT LEAST offer the passengers something (i.e. comp drinks or snacks), but the cheapskates at United DIDN'T EVEN APOLOGIZE. Multiple people missed their connections. Fast forward to IAH--> SAT. Another late flight. This time, everybody boarded the plane only to be informed that due to a problem with the plane's computer everybody would have to sit on the plane while they "rebooted" its computers. This was done TWICE. UNITED AIRLINES, GET IT TOGETHER. There is a very good reason you are consistently ranked one of the WORST US-flagged carriers, which makes you one of the MOST HATED AIRLINES ON THE PLANET. I really and truly pray that the US airlines and their lobbyists lose their battle to prevent foreign flagged carriers from operating within the US, because you all deserve to go bankrupt."
Pros: "It got me to my destination."
Cons: "The service, entertainment, boarding, comfort, and crew haven't changed at all ever since I've flown with united. The crew just seemed to be there to get their pay checks not serve the customers."
Cons: "Having to pay $7.99 for entertainment is ridiculous, especially on an international flight. Just one more way to gouge customers. Especially as a 1K flyer, having to pay for entertainment is just a slap in the face."
Pros: "I didn't like much. The employees were great and that's about it!"
Cons: "I've only flown with United for four flights. And of those four flights they have been delayed for three of them. To be specific about this flight, straight off the bat the flight was late due to a late arriving plane.. Understandable. Then to top it off they had no pilot. So then the 1.5 hour delay has now turned into a four hour wait. But I'm still waiting for the flight so the wait could be even longer yet. The airline should consider refunding everyone's money on this flight. An hour delay is one thing, but four hours is uncalled for. Never flying with United again."
Pros: "The customer service was very professional and collaborative."
Cons: "My connecting flight from IAD to BUF was cancelled due to aircraft maintenance; huge inconvenience. My checked luggage was lost and the rebooked flight had another layover. Not impressed with United."
Pros: "Cheap flight no problem."
Pros: "short flight nice crew"
Cons: "no food like in Europe"
Pros: "Muy buen servicio"
Cons: "Crowded."
Cons: "They overbooked the flight. I bought my ticket 3 months in advance but I was not given a seat until moments before the flight. Terrible. Never again with this airline."
Pros: "A little snack going with the beverage service. The wifi was cheaper than Air Canada's."
Cons: "Minimum legroom, entertainment system is not on demand and u have to pay for that...Wifi is way slower than the one on Air Canada. Also, boarding was very chaotic and the gate agent seems really not wanna work there."
Cons: "Flight was more than an hour late. My bags came back in terrible shape. One of them got torn"
Cons: "old plane and configuration in business"
Cons: "There were parts of this trip that were out of your control- for instance, the weather. Most people are very understanding of the fact that flights were cancelled or delayed because of this, but members of the UA were short with customers, making unprofessional facial expressions at people who were stressed out because they were trying to reach their destinations, and some staff was even ignoring customers in a long line to have personal conversations with one another or texting on their cell phone."
Pros: "Seating arrangement"
Cons: "The delay and the worry of the door condition"
Cons: "The flight was delayed in landing. I paid to watch tv which should be free on international flights... It use to be and they kept making PA announcements the entire flight. It was very very disruptive."
Cons: "The seats were incredibly uncomfortable and cramped. There was no option for on flight entertainment (despite it being an international flight). Probably would never fly United internationally again."
Pros: "Courtesy"

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