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

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 8% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$476(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$255or less

Good deal one-way

$232or less

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  • High season is considered to be January, February and December. The cheapest month to fly to California is January.
  • Morning departure is around 55% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving San José Juan Santamaria Intl to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,313 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was very good."
Cons: "Fresh food and better entretaiment"

Pros: "The assistance by the San Jose CR Alaska office re; my misplaced carry on and their super help in the return exchange of backpacks"
Cons: "Meal on board charges"

Pros: "Getting to where I needed to go"
Cons: "Stopping the plane to fuel at another airport understandable. But then you ran out of food for purchase on the first flight (I was sitting in the back). Then connecting at LAX was horrible. Everyone had connecting flights. Off the plane onto a bus. then through customs then shuffled outside with no guidance from employees. Finally I found someone to ask bc 15-20 people were around me in the same boat. Where the f do we go we wondered. The employee was insanely rude. I’m attentive and I listen. he was saying pay attention I told you go right blah blah blah. He was literally standing there with his arm out pointing right and never said a word to anyone. So once we figured out to go outside and right we had a stressful ten minute wal hoping we were going the right way. We were! We get to tsa and have to go through screening again. Which is insane bc we just got off a plane. The tsa agent told us this happens everyday with a smerk. On top of her attitude, her and the two other lazy ladies on her line were painfully slow. The other two lines went at least twice as fast(no exaggeration!) made it to gate 66 to find it was changed without notice to 63. Made the flight by two minutes or less sweating from running around!"

Pros: "Service was good."
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable, little padding. Flight was over an hour late leaving SJO."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We were delayed. Crew was rude. Then we flew to another airport just to get fuel, which further delayed us. We arrived late to the connecting airport and missed our connecting flight home. Not given food vouchers. Had to pay for 1 checked bag despite flying internationally. Overall, very dissasatisfied with Alaska Airlines and I will be sure to go out of my way not to book again with Alaska."

Pros: "Comfort of premium seats. Free drinks and snacks."
Cons: "A little too cold. But I've learned flight are usually cold and went prepared."

Pros: "Flight attendants were super friendly and responsive."
Cons: "They need an internet service that works outside the U.S. The bus ride to immigration and customs is awful."

Cons: "Would love to see more vegan options on the menu!"

Pros: "The attention with us"

Pros: "They give you more than peanuts and were very courteous and attentive"

Pros: "A working outlet at every seat is excellent"
Cons: "No food options for low carb no junk food diets"

Cons: "Gogo movie flights didnt work"

Pros: "Nice selection of beverages. Food choices, not so much."

Pros: "Air travel in the US is a disaster. People are cattle. Food is overpriced. Some airlines have policies that out to be criminal in how passengers are treated. The good news is Alaska and just a few other smaller airlines are far less terrible than the rest of the industry. The product is still cramped, unapitizing and not always smooth... but the crew is consistnetly awesome... and their policies are customer friendly"
Cons: "Selling the credit card on every flight for 15 minutes is torture. Force feeding us an informercial once is more than enough but if you have a round trip with connections it is 4 times. I was considering it but by the 4th time I was too annoyed to ever get your credit card"

Pros: "Very convenient to fly from Santa Rosa to LA"
Cons: "It was a small plane so it was a little crowded"

Cons: "charged for ipads, wifi didnt work,"

Pros: "Being stra"

Cons: "The cabin was way too hot. A person shouldn't wake up sweaty"

Cons: "It was a 6 hour flight with no meal provided, only two small cookies. It was an evening flight."

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "FA's phoned it in."

Pros: "The person next to my wife was snoring for three and half hours and spilled coffee on her, besides that it was OK. I have had way better from your Alaska Airlines ..."
Cons: "I just told you..."

Pros: "Nada"
Cons: "Nada"

Pros: "Alaska Airlines was a great, very friendly crew and pilot. boarding was eazy , and the flight was on time."

Pros: "Very friendly"
Cons: "Tv for the kids"

Pros: "Nothing!!!!"
Cons: "I arrived to Costa Rica on a flight from El Salvador, police hold a long line which made a lot of people loose their connection flight including myself. After losing my flight, Alaska did NOTHING TO HELP to get a new flight or get hotel accommodation. Alaska employees showed great disregard for helping stranded costumers that lose their flight even when it was not passengers foul. I will try NOT to flight on Alaska anymore!!!!"

Pros: "Overall great."

Cons: "2 hours late. No explanation given. ZERO seat room-I've never felt so crammed in in my life. Just awful. I couldn't even reach my bags below."

Pros: "Complimentary beer"

Pros: "How friendly the team was."
Cons: "The cost of the food."

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

Cons: "Since it's a flight that leaves from a Spanish speaking country, announcements should be made in both English and Spanish. I can speak English, but there were some people who can't and I had to translate for them"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was perfect. Thank you Alaska Airlines. We'll use them again in the future."

Pros: "Free streamed shows"
Cons: "Internet access isn't free"

Pros: "Faster than was predicted"
Cons: "Pretty cramped economy"

Pros: "We arrived earlier than scheduled"
Cons: "No snacks by the time they got to us. Last seats by the bathroom."

Pros: "."
Cons: "."

Pros: "Liked the opportunity to check in a day early and pick my own seat; also liked the option to pay a nominal fee $15 plus tax to board early."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."

Pros: "Lots of focus on getting the details right Great professi0nal staff attitude"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "and was stuck with emergency exit."

Pros: "Leg space was pretty good"
Cons: "After landing to gate open took too long"

Pros: "Way too hot on plane without anyersonal air gens. Then it was freezing after takeoff"

Pros: "Power outlet at each seat."
Cons: "Narrow aisle. Had to rent device to see movies."

Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Lack of infotainment, poor ventilation and air, and landing was rough."

Cons: "I really like everything"

Pros: "The staff/crew was very nice. The flight was smooth and got me back to LA safely."
Cons: "No food was complimentary. Everything had a charge and it was not cheap either."

Pros: "Went perfect !"

Pros: "The staff were courteous and polite! Like that!"
Cons: "Getting off the plane should NEVER take almost 30 minutes! The organization of getting everyone off the aircraft needs some attention for sure!"

Pros: "Cheap upgrade"
Cons: "No tv"

Pros: "Good staff"

Pros: "Seats Social distancing"
Cons: "Nothing Was perfect"

Pros: "Great crew. Z and Antonio were great!"
Cons: "The breakfast meal."

Pros: "Todo fue muy bien exelente"

Cons: "Although the space around the seat is acceptable, the seats bottoms are horrible. It feels like sitting on a bench seat. It really needs more cushion."

Pros: "Entertaiment was good, seat was ok"
Cons: "Internet could be faster."

Pros: "Check in process was smooth"
Cons: "The temperature on the plane was hot, multiple customers had informed the crew but they were unable to change it. It was an old plane and needs updating."

Cons: "Better notification about delays"

Pros: "Sleeping in"
Cons: "Sleeping in longer"

Cons: "There was no video screen available"

Pros: "The staff and room"
Cons: "Tvs didn’t work internet didn’t work.... they make you pay for those cheap headphones..... kind of silly"

Pros: "I especially liked the smoothe boarding process, the genuine nature of the flight attendants, the movie and tv show selections, and the early landing."

Cons: "My main comment is that the wi-fi didn't work for all passengers. One of the reasons I flew this airline was because they promise reliable wi-fi on the flight and despite multiple attempts to troubleshoot, it never worked."

Pros: "Lots of water ..."
Cons: "Cramped up . Need more leg.room"

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and helpful"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Gary was his name. I went up to go to the bathroom, I had heard the announcement prior to that and no one had mentioned anything about seatbelts or staying in my seat. I made sure before I got up. As I get up he approaches me and said "you need to stay in your seat, began to shake his head,"they mentioned it like 5 times", he then said. I really dont appreciate the attitude. It's not what you say it's how you say it. Work on your attitude Gary from JetBlue"

Pros: "The space and chairs The choice of movies"

Pros: "I like jetblue, everything is excellent,."

Cons: "It took over 2.5 hours to decide to switch airplanes"

Pros: "Everything except the video service was great."
Cons: "The video in front of me no only didn't work, but kept randomly flashing the whole flight, so it was annoying even with eyes closed. Everything else was great.."

Pros: "I assume it's a well-known fact that airlines exaggerate the actual flight time to create an illusion of early arrival. However, the net result is sitting on the tarmac because the arrival gate is occupied...for an hour."
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "The crew was very kind, but the pilot did not inform the cabin what was happening often enough."
Cons: "There was over a four-hour delay to board and 2 more hours on the jetway before we took off. I ended up having to re-route through Long Beach and pay $75 more to get home."

Pros: "Cabin crew were great at looking after us and we had plenty of legroom in coach!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection was a bit limited and there was no wi-fi."

Pros: "All our flights with jetblue were excellent"

Cons: "My assigned airline steward seemed as though we were doing him a favor in flying with jet blue. Pleasantries such as a smile and a sincere your welcome really don't cost much, but give a good impression of the company your happy to work for. He must not be happy to work there."

Pros: "Nothing only wifi was there ...rest everything pathetic"
Cons: "Our whole baggage cane out broken"

Pros: "Overall it’s always very easy and pleasant but I noticed this trip the quality was lower than I remember. Cheap coffee, no lemon for tea, little thin the nicer touches i remember previously. Plus the flight attendant had such a thick accent could barely understand her and the pilot had us in bumpy air the air the whole flight home."

Cons: "3 HR DELAYED DEPARTURE... IT WAS SO TERRIBLE.. NO CARRY ON LUGGAGE SPACE ON BOTH FLIGHTS"

Pros: "Very professional and enthusiastic Jetblue staff from bag check to arrival."

Pros: "The airline stewardess was patient and very attentive once I developed a headache. After a couple of non-Aspirin, I was enjoying my vast array of movie selections"
Cons: "Honestly, I can not voice any concerns or problems I had with the flight and crew. Thank you Jesus, God carried us through"

Cons: "A 2 year old child screamed approximately 4 of the 5 hours we were in the air. The crew should have brought it to the attention of the parents or asked that they take the child to the back of plane and try to calm him down ."

Cons: "I arrived 2 hours early. Security lines were long. I had to run to the gate as they announced that the plane doors were closing 20 minutes before takeoff."

Pros: "the marketplace, the extra legroom, that announcements weren't too loud and didn't come in thru headphones. the design of the plane"
Cons: "the tv kept flipping out everytime my row-mate put their elbow on the arm rest."

Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Service and timing"

Pros: "Free internet, great landing."

Cons: "A complimentary lunch meal should be served."

Pros: "Free food."
Cons: "Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option."

Cons: "TSA held me up with a 30 minute bag check so I arrived for an 11:30 AM flight at 11:16 AM. I was told that because I was a minute late they wouldn't let me on even though the plane was still in the runway and connected to the terminal. I asked to speak to a supervisor and the agent disappeared for 10 minutes while the plane took off. I then went to go speak to a customer service agent who wouldn't even look at me while I spoke. She actually started listening to and talking with another agent while I was talking to her. Then when I was finished, she started arguing with me until another agent said "he's not worth it." JetBlue just lost my business."

Cons: "It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "JetBlue placed my luggage on the wrong plane. I had to wait 2 extra hours at baggage claim for another flight to arrive with my luggage."

Pros: "Service perfect"

Cons: "Our luggage came back broken (case cracked)"

Cons: "After landing we sat on the runway for one hour."

Pros: "Walking in to the Boston terminal was immediately relaxing. I got through the line quickly and once I got to my gate it was also very relaxing."
Cons: "Soba noodles were soggy, but not a deal breaker!"

Pros: "ev"

Cons: "We were waiting on the taxieway for 45 min after we landed."

Pros: "First and foremost we made AMAZING time! Secondly the pilot was perfect in navigating through thebmidwest avoiding as much turbulence as possible from a major storm but flight was extremely smooth. And as always JetBlue's customer service is unparalleled."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "The wifi is free. Video always works. Clean and spacious Love this airline!"
Cons: "The boarding process didnt make sense but not a big deal"

Pros: "But this time everything was organized"
Cons: "Put the same way that’s its right now each get out by groups"

Cons: "Cheaper price"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Change the whole system be more kind and human"

Pros: "Colaboración del personal"
Cons: "Atrasos"

Cons: "Newer aircrafts"

Cons: "Lots of passenger we were cold we needed a blanket and there were no more ."

Pros: "My seat wouldn't recline"

Cons: "The particular seat I was in was horrible."

Cons: "The aircraft was to old"

Cons: "There was no tea as an option for those who don't drink coffee, and the individual juice boxes are unnecessary, it creates more trash and straws."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Be on time"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Price"

Cons: "Newer aircraft"

Cons: "We waited for 5 hours in El Salvador airport"

Pros: "Yes quick exclelente"

Cons: "It departed over an hour later"

Pros: "the plane departed on time, but the food is not too ideal, generally, l satisfied with your crews service , but when l checked in at the Costa Rica airport, the ground crew's service attitude was not friendly indeed.her bad attitude deeply impressed me."

Pros: "Generous food and beverage. No 1st checked luggage fee."
Cons: "My nonstop flight was anything but. At the San Jose Airport I got one boarding pass, and yet was told the flight was not direct when I inquired to confirm. I did not like that I had to offload some of my belongings out of my checked luggage. This was especially inconvenient as I had to deplane in Guatamala and go through their customs and security procedure all to get on the same plane 3 not so easy to get to gates over. And me with a broken toe, you can see how this would be not fun especially because I did not have any boarding pass or other information even telling me what gate I should be boarding at. It was really a small miracle that another passenger found someone to ask and I overheard the gate #. Stressful."

Cons: "My lugares gota lost"

Pros: "Excelente servicio al cliente y desayuno"

Pros: "Christian the flight attendant was amazing!"

Pros: "no problems on flt"
Cons: "everything was fine"

Cons: "When you are selling a fly with connections, there must be at least 2 hours bewteen flyes, I was running like crazy to not lose my fly."

Cons: "Removed battery picks I had as presents when they had travelled OK with me from South America through the US..."

Cons: "My seat didn’t recline"

Cons: "Check in / drop off bagage. Waiting in line for one hour to drop off the bagage even though I did heck in online."

Pros: "Speed and punctual"

Pros: "- boarding the plane was efficient and well organised - airline staff were friendly - when my flight was canceled I was sent to a hotel and didn't have to wait around in the airport - comfortable with plenty of room, pillows and blankets"
Cons: "- My first of two flights was canceled which was poorly communicated after waiting in a queue for two hours. I am still even now unsure as to why the flight was canceled as no one bothered to inform us as to what the reason was. - On my new connecting flight from San Salvador to Bogotá there was only two meal options (both meat) which I do not eat and was told to just take the meat out of the meal as there was no other options. Would have been helpful to have known before the flight so I could have bought my own food to take on the plane. - The charging points on the back of the seat were inactive"

Cons: "Had to restart screen twice, as it would freeze/blackout"

Pros: "The flights wers on time"

Cons: "After receiving my luggage in Los Angeles, I discovered that they had broken the zipper of the bag and also the lock in the bag. They also took from my bag gifts I had bought for my friends (lighters with their name)!!"

Cons: "I needed to change the date,,,,but no answer at Avianca....so I ended up wasting the full amount I paid.NEVER AGAIN do I use KAYAK!"

Pros: "Dame"

Pros: "The stewardess helped me find my seat for the second leg of the trip with a quick phone call. The food was good, not dry or tasteless."
Cons: "The woman who initially checked me in didn't give me two tickets for both my flights. It was the same plane so I thought I was in the same seat for both but I wasn't. I thought the planes had a screen for each seat, but they didn't si everyone had to watch the same thing."

Pros: "It was good"

Cons: "Screen didn't work properly"

Cons: "Time to wait"

Pros: "Excelent trip"

Cons: "massive delay in the counter"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "To wait"

Pros: "Staff was nice. Relatively comfortable, good movie selection"
Cons: "I'm vegetarian, only ham and cheese sandwich"

Pros: "It's just ok"

Pros: "Friendly staff, nice snack, free checked baggage."

Pros: "Awesome"

Pros: "My best experience so far"

Cons: "I was not informed of having to pay $150 extra for having a surfboard, very disapointing"

Cons: "way overbooked and put on stand by for no reason."

Pros: "Buena atención"
Cons: "Asientos incomodos"

Pros: "I'm still in El Salvador!"

Pros: "I liked the convenience of the low cost tickets."
Cons: "I was misinformed to buy a one-way ticket for my grandma and had to buy her another one-way ticket in Ecuador for $450 before she could leave the country. Will never fly with Avianca Airlines again."

Pros: "Fast!"

Pros: "I'm really mad about Delta service"
Cons: "bad service"

Pros: "It was super"

Pros: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"
Cons: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"

Pros: "Everything! Thank you"
Cons: "Nothing. Thanks"

Pros: "Crews were friendly"

Pros: "There was those head rest flaps on my chair head rest. Checkin my luggage was seamless."
Cons: "Boarding process was bit disorganized."

Pros: "The service, on time, employees very nice."

Cons: "Again, make sure to note conspicuously that luggage price is not included."

Cons: "Plane was too hot"

Cons: "It was canceled"

Pros: "5 hours delay"
Cons: "5 hours delay"

Pros: "awesome"

Pros: "Each employee on the plane was nice."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "All aspects"
Cons: "Nothing"

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: "Informative communications during delay"
Cons: "Rushing to board resulting in bad customer service during boarding"

Pros: "."

Pros: "Flew us safely home."
Cons: "We waiting on the runway for over a long period."

Pros: "Good abording"
Cons: "problems with seating assignment"

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: "on time"

Cons: "The airplane was freezing cold. I had on a sweater and jacket and was unbearably cold. The entire plane was miserable. There weren’t any blankets either...this is not the"

Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"

Pros: "ditto above"
Cons: "ditto above"

Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"

Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"

Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"

Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."

Pros: "Friendly people and clean plane"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, I hope it shows up shortly"

Cons: "Condition of the airplane"

Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "All I need to say."

Cons: "Late and missed my international connection"

Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Too short of a layover in Atlanta"

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: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"

Cons: "Delay from Seattle to pasco."

Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"

Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."

Pros: "Everything from boarding, service, arrival time and deplaining was smooth"

Pros: "Our layover from Pittsburgh ended up being quite short. I was impressed that our baggage will made it on to the plane in time for take off."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "No free meals."

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Old plane especially in first, no TV s"

Pros: "Delta is one of the best airlines I've flown with. Staff is very helpful, and customer service and amenities are tip notch."

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Plane was a bit old"

Pros: "Both of my flights were on time which i know sounds basic but all of the flights i’ve catched from SJO to X were late and this time my connection in Panama was only 1h15 and we got there earlier, so that was nice!"
Cons: "A bunch of seats were free and we were mostly sat all together (3 person next to each other).. With the covid situation i think it could be good to be more separate if possible"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Ordered boarding"
Cons: "Cleanliness, comfort!, less crowded"

Pros: "On time excellent attention perfectly clean"
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Prefer access"
Cons: "Schedule, we got late at Panama AirPort"

Cons: "Everything it’s fine"

Cons: "Scan machine at gate. Needed two not one. Never got to eat. Waited in line 30 mins"

Pros: "The price I paid for the ticket was outstanding, and that I am not charged for my checked bag."
Cons: "Yesterday, COPA "did not have a system" so they were doing everything MANUALLY. I almost missed my connection because we were supposed to leave San Jose at 11:23, but did not get off the tarmac until almost noon!"

Pros: "Everything!!!"

Pros: "It was a regular trip"
Cons: "The connection trip Panama, San Francisco, very bad xq the scale in Cancun, very long without being able to get off the plane and not even water do not offer, that very bad scale, my taxi see san francisco I lost it and I had to pay it xq ya It was scheduled as well as a meeting."

Pros: "Amazing"

Cons: "delay"

Cons: "From LA to Santiago ok, from Santiago to LA (Panama stop) terrible. 7 hour delay and gave a $10 voucher to buy $8 bottle water, what a joke."

Pros: "We seré stuck for 50 minutes in the plane, when landing as there was some problem probably with the airport ability to accept us. At first the captain anounced something but then no information was given. It was quite stressing."
Cons: "We"

Pros: "El tiempo fue rapido"
Cons: "La comodidad del avion. Son muy estrechos."

Cons: "I didn't have a seat from Panama to Sao Pablo, because they oversold"

Pros: "Puntual, comfort, smiles"

Pros: "It was everything pretty good!"

Pros: "The call center was not accured The fligh atendent did'nt pay any attention"

Pros: "The price was really good, was the best way to returned yo Nicaragua."

Pros: "The aircraft was so clean. The personal so kindly"
Cons: "Everything was ok"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing,it was all great"

Pros: "14 hour Layover when you have to recheck luggage is terrible. Can't even check in for 8 hours so stuck outside the airport with no place to go until 6 in the morning. Not good at all."
Cons: "14 hour Layover and luggage did not go straight through. Had to recheck baggage after 8 hours. Then wait another 6 hours inside the airport."

Pros: "Good as can be"

Pros: "Good airline. Try to use then often. ."
Cons: "The plane was way too cold for me"

Cons: "Departure delay not usual in COPA."

Cons: "El aeropuerto de Panamá e el peor que he visitado en mi vida"

Cons: "No toilet paper or tissues in bathroom"

Pros: "Bothing"
Cons: "Baggage was left behind and It aaroved 5 days later, terrible follow up and no compensation at all, total nightmare"

Pros: "Good staff. Clean. A lot of room."
Cons: "No self checking in kiosk."

Cons: "Boarding was too slow"

Cons: "10 hr delay in San José. A nightmare!"

Cons: "Both ways we had to sit and wait on board for over 2 hours on tarmac prior to take off. Captain said needed more fuel and to fix problem or to lessen weight. Tried to get bottle of water because I was dying of thirst and staff could not sell a bottle of water. Only give a 3oz cup full. Which was gone in 2 seconds."

Cons: "Asked for water never got . Asked for tea never got."

Cons: "Copa 302 dumped us at the LAX terminal's immigration processing area along with 500+ passengers. I'm guessing that passengers from 3 or 4 other flights just overwhelmed the immigration staff . It took us ( just the US citizens ) 1:05 to pass through. People in other categories too longer !!! Ed Villena"

Cons: "The online booking company was confusing and not friendly"

Pros: "Great!"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Staff was professional, efficient, and kind in moving my mother who cannot walk and was in a wheelchair. Thank you"

Cons: "I'm still traveling.. copa rebooked on united.. is coming in at midnight instead of 2pm.. missed an dinner event I have planned. Disappointed some people.. plus I'm still not home.."

Pros: "Staff."
Cons: "Less baggage weigh allowed than normal. Cost an extra $100. Plane left late with no explanation."

Cons: "Timing"

Cons: "No pude reclinar el asiento. Estaba roto. Asiento 27F"

Pros: "Liked it very much"

Pros: "Clean, well run airline"

Cons: "The cabin is very dirty and the ear phone ad touch screen doesn't work properly"

Cons: "They never said what was wrong with the plane and we waited 40 min to board, the landing was horrible, the pilot gave two extra laps around the airport to land. I live in TGU so I know it's not a great place to land but weather conditions were ok, it appeared as if he was inexperienced in an airport where you MUST be experienced in order to land properly."

Pros: "There was enough space in each row for the inside passenger to get out without disturbing the others in the row. It was great to have two free meals served."
Cons: "The second meal was not very good."

Pros: "Everything!We received meals and complimentary drinks and had lots of leg room!"

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from San José to California

Airlines flying from San José to California have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San José to California

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San José to California

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San José to California

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San José to California

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