Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San José to New York LaGuardia Airport
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Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 8h 30m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($127) and American Airlines ($163), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($22) and Multiple Airlines ($266).
For San José to New York LaGuardia Airport, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from New York LaGuardia Airport back to San José, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Monday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "No US airline seems to have figured out how to board without long line in the jetway. But not a big deal."
Cons: "They sent my luggage to a completely different state! Now I have to wait till it gets to LGA and then they’ll send it to me."
Cons: "Having food & being on time would’ve been nice?"
Pros: "Lift off and landing was excellent"
Pros: "Quick Boarding Awesome staff"
Cons: "food options"
Cons: "Delta comfort works especially for one who is handicapped"
Pros: "Timing was good"
Cons: "Plane was too small. Attendant was almost nonexistent."
Cons: "Too much delay - departure was planned on March 15 @ 7 pm and take off happened on March 16 @ 12pm - a complete failure!!!!"
Pros: "Accurate arrival time"
Pros: "Snacks were good. On time."
Cons: "The airport."
Cons: "Delays due to Democrats not making deal"
Pros: "new airbus plane. great luggage bins"
Pros: "Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good."
Cons: "Small plane but that’s not really fixable"
Pros: "Fine, courteous"
Pros: "The comfort the professionalism of the staff everywhere I went"
Cons: "Little pricey on rental and hotel."
Cons: "they did not serve food in my section at all."
Cons: "dirty plane"
Cons: "Rude to passengers and then went to the back and loudly complained about other passengers. Very unprofessional."
Pros: "Late as usual"
Pros: "No issues"
Cons: "No chicken sandwich."
Cons: "After we boarded and were already sitting in our sits the stewardess came and removed our bags from the overhead compartment for another person with a larger bag! We ended up storing our bags under the sits in-front. The way it was done it was rude and with no consideration for our comfort."
Cons: "Bad information about delays"
Pros: "Customer service"
Pros: "Comfortable temperature in cabin!"
Pros: "Everything, confort, pilot's comunication..taking different route to NY to avoid weather, and wind problem."
Pros: "Left ontime, arrived 30minutes early."
Pros: "Pretty much nothing"
Cons: "Delta. They just hate their passengers"
Cons: "Arrived at my destination almost two hours after the initial arrival time"
Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"
Pros: "30 min. early!"
Cons: "Only pretzels"
Cons: "I will avoid the airline at all costs"
Cons: "Plane was diverted back to Toronto from LaGuardia airport as we were told due to "weather", landed late at night and were told that due to not being able to control weather WestJet could not assist with accommodations, leaving everyone stranded and scrambling to find a room in alreday booked up hotels. When speaking on phone with agent, I was told it wasn't due to weather but incident at LaGuardia where plane went off runway. I paid $130.00 for 5 hours in a hotel, due to pilot error, not weather. La Guardia opened it's other runway immediately after and other airports in NewYork were running fine. Completely unacceptable and extremely bad customer service as CSR simply told us "sorry we can't help". Will never book with West Jet again."
Pros: "Wonderful staff, very helpful after our plane was diverted"
Cons: "I told you my daughter's birthdate, you know her age, don't require me to call you and wait on hold for 30+ minutes for her to not be seated by herself."
Cons: "No good food options just peanuts and drinks"
Cons: "Everything was ok"
Pros: "Small plane. Very good service. Did not suffer through the crazy multi level boarding calls that some airlines have. No super secret airline clubs that board first. Flying into the Marine terminal is the best part of the trip."
Cons: "The wifi didn't seem to work at all on the plane."
Pros: "There should atleast one checked luggage"
Cons: "Too expensive and baggage charge is additional which does not make any sense"
Pros: "Polite attendants."
Cons: "Overall look of aircraft is poor. Ac Outlet was not working. Snacks were terrible. Dirty."
Pros: "the staff and the drinks options, but that is normal for me, I always like the drinks."
Cons: "The seating, for some reason I kept being placed by the emergency exits, but it's okay, we didn't have to use it."
Cons: "The airline needs to board and deboard by group number."
Cons: "Long security line. Long wait to the gate after landing at LGA. Snack options are very poor."
Pros: "Seat extremely comfortable."
Cons: "We sat waiting a few minutes after everyone was onboard."
Pros: "The boarding was fast."
Cons: "On time departure. Meal service."
Cons: "on time departure"
Pros: "Everything. The entertainment was ok. I think a movie would be better than the shows"
Cons: "if I would’ve been in first :)"
Cons: "Landing, temperature, passengers"
Pros: "Wi-Fi was adequate"
Cons: "I paid extra for a better seat, but it still felt cramped. The tray was crooked and I had no priority boarding."
Pros: "Easy check in and Boarding"
Cons: "Poor food choices for vegetarians"
Cons: "Our last 6 flights have all been changed or delayed significantly. Then they loose our bags on a direct flight. Won’t fly America airlines again!"
Pros: "They boarded quickly, left early, arrived 40 minutes ahead of schedule. The staff were very friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Delayed for about 45 mins"
Cons: "Food in general"
Pros: "Friendliness of gate staff"
Pros: "Early arrival"
Pros: "Excellent service by the airline stewardess"
Cons: "Wait time to board"
Pros: "Quick boarding, on time departure and early arrival. No waiting for a gate at LGA upon arrival - excellent."
Cons: "a little loud in the cabin."
Pros: "good price."
Cons: "La Guardia Airport is a kind of messy. Some people in AA are rude, specially ground personnel."
Pros: "On time take off"
Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "On time, no issues, friendly and professional staff."
Pros: "smooth disembarking"
Cons: "30 mins delay"
Cons: "No entertainment on board Wifi not working."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Lot of movement"
Pros: "On time departure/early arrival"
Cons: "Boarding g process a bit chaotic"
Cons: "No gluten free snacks"
Pros: "Allthough is was I bird strike, y'all handled the delay good."
Cons: "I have no made it to New York yet."
Pros: "Almost always on time, captain keeps us updated, friendly airline staff"
Pros: "Efficiency and price"
Pros: "Very professional and friendly."
Cons: "Refer to above. Both flights were horrible."
Cons: "Everyone excellent"
Pros: "boarding was in time, and comfort."
Cons: "comfort was very good"
Cons: "No dislikes"
Cons: "Not flying."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No refreshments"
Cons: "Had to fly to JFK instead of LGA. so inconvenient"
Cons: "Always a problem with these guys"
Pros: "They were on schedule and even landed earlier"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Everything waa great"
Pros: "I liked the price"
Cons: "Boarding and baggage drop off"
Cons: "The amount they charge for baggage is to much!!"
Pros: "Nothing. It was a nightmare"
Pros: "Cheap fare, new plane."
Cons: "Absolutely terrible bag drop personnel"
Pros: "Price of the tickets"
Cons: "That you had to pay for snacks, drink and luggage."
Pros: "same comment"
Cons: "same comment"
Pros: "booking price"
Cons: "$55 for bag that I already paid for because it was over 40lbs....show me a bag that size that IS NOT OVER 40LBS???? That's clearly a money grab"
Pros: "I couldn't make the trip i would like to get refund"
Pros: "That we arrived"
Cons: "The airplane and the service"
Cons: "Charge the carrier not good .."
Pros: "The cheap fare."
Cons: "Luggage cost,no snacks,personnel unfriendly"
Cons: "Noise No food Luggage rules was not respected for anyone"
Cons: "It will be much more better if possible to add some refreshment snacks with simple drinks"
Pros: "very nice"
Cons: "every thing"
Cons: "Read above for a detailed description."
Cons: "... and they charge a penalty if you go to their counter first without going first to the check-in kiosk? Cheaper, sure, but totally lacks class"
Cons: "We were made to wait for boarding due to overbooking and we had booked months in advance"
Cons: "Charged $55 for carrying on a (14 in x . 15 in x 5 in) soft material shoulder bag. Usually used for my laptop, but not on this trip. Not charged on the DTW to LGA segment but charged on the LGA to DTW segment. I have never encountered such a charge for this bag ever."
Pros: "If your looking for a cheap affordable means of flying then spirit is the perfect option."
Cons: "Spirit does not have many options per day, on average only one or two to each destination so your options are limited. They do not give you the ability to have your boarding pass emailed to you, you can only access it directly from their website. And your almost guaranteed to arrive at your destination later than expected because their flights are so often delayed."
Cons: "no food"
Cons: "Flights cancelled twice in a row."
Pros: "It was okay"
Cons: "Entreteimen we didn't have any? ???"
Cons: "Nothing nice to say"
Cons: "Counter service"
Cons: "Escribo esto en español para poder expresar mejor mi indignación ante el servicio tan mediocre que recibimos. Después de que el vuelo se atrasara más de 4 horas, nunca logré entender porque fue que nos atrasamos. Nos decían que íbamos a hacer una cosa y hacían otra. Pasamos de ilusiones y luego desilusiones durante horas. Amo viajar y nunca en mi vida me había sentido tan estresado como viajando con Spirit Airlines. No solo fue el atraso del vuelo, sino que también salíamos a las 12:45pm de San José, hora a la que usualmente creo que todos almorzamos, y no se les ocurrió darnos de comer sino hasta las 6:00pm (hora de Costa Rica) y yo no se si según ellos por darnos una latita de Pringles y un vaso de Coca Cola ya se nos iba a olvidar el terrible atraso que tuvimos. Cuando llegué al aeropuerto de Miami noté que habían roto una rueda de mi maleta y se lo dije a una empleada de Spirit Arilines que no sabía que hacer así que recurrió a otra y lo que me dijeron fue que eso no era problema de ellas porque probablemente había sucedido en Costa Rica y luego se fueron. Ahora mismo estaba tratando de hacer el Check In para mi vuelo de regreso y nunca había sido tan complicado hacer un Check In, ni siquiera entiendo porque no puedo hacerlo. Entro a la pagina de preguntas y soporte al cliente de Spirit Airlines y para responder a la pregunta de COMO hacerlo, lo único que saben decir son los beneficios que tiene, beneficios a los cuales me ENCANTARÍA tener si tan solo en su pagina dijeran COMO se hace. He pagado casi $100 en equipaje solo porque nunca nadie me dijo que si lo pagaba como un mes antes iba a salir más barato, que por cierto su pagina de internet es de lo PEOR que he visto, porque después de pagar mi maleta para ir de regreso, ni siquiera me decía si se había cargado bien a mi tarjeta o me daban una factura, simplemente volví al sitio para administrar mi viaje y ahora solo estoy rezando para que cuando llegue al aeropuerto en serio el pago se haya realizado correctamente. En fin, voy a tener que seguir viajando muy seguido a los Estados Unidos desde Costa Rica y puedo jurarles que NUNCA voy a volver a viajar con Spirit Airlines."
Pros: "Getting out of the plane"
Cons: "All of the above"
Pros: "The 45 minutes before boarding line is genius but..."
Cons: "...the guy at the desk was a jerk. Get employs that don't roll their eyes when they're doing they're job."
Cons: "too expensive when you include luggage fees"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and thought the prices for extras was fare"
Cons: "Seat were a bit old, thin and cramped"
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "It's not really a cheep flt. When you add up all the extras"
Cons: "Paying 60 bucks for cargo luggage and not being able to pay cash"
Pros: "Cheap ticket"
Cons: "Charged $3.00 for a can of coke is ridiculous"
Cons: "There is a very long check in line compared to other airlines"
Cons: "Spirit does not participate in TSA Precheck"
Cons: "Every thing"
Cons: "i was not to check in online the night before from my mobile and ipad. In fact i had to have someone else check in for me from their laptop. Spirit should improve their check in process."
Cons: "2 hourd a delay"
Cons: "Delay delay delay."
Cons: "You guys lost my luggage that wasn't cool but they got it back to me the next day so all I well."
Airlines flying from San José to New York LaGuardia Airport 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 José to New York LaGuardia Airport
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San José to New York LaGuardia Airport
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San José to New York LaGuardia Airport
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San José to New York LaGuardia Airport
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