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FebruaryBest time to beat the crowds with an average 22% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 19% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$353(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$256or less

Good deal one-way

$208or less

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

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.1
JetBlue
Overall score based on 19,399 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "In the overall trip was pleasant. Boarding was efficient as it can be. Thanks for having the fly-fi because my screen setup wasn't working so I was able to access my amazon prime account. Great staff and safe trip."
Cons: "The delay sucked. Not sure what caused the delay but definitely making it home much later than I wanted to be. Unfortunately, the was using didn't work even after the reboot. I"

Pros: "On time. Even early!"
Cons: "Great smooth piloting of aircraft. Safe and efficient."

Cons: "SFO organization and signs"

Pros: "On time, no surprises and pleasant staff interactions"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "We pulled out a few min early and arrived 40 min early! Was great. Very smooth trip. Wifi very good compared to other airlines."
Cons: "A woman at the gate made me check my bag even though I know it fits in the overhead compartment because I do it all the time. We landed late and I had planned on not having to wait for luggage, so this was disappointing."

Cons: "The delays"

Pros: "2 hr delay very rushed boarding"
Cons: "C above"

Cons: "No real food options"

Pros: "Low fares. On time departures and arrivals."
Cons: "Americans today travel with hand luggage and duffels which should be in the hold as ticketed baggage. This practise delays boarding, delays disembarkation, makes the aircraft top heavy in takeoff and landing and creates 'pop open and drop' type accidents. Nothing larger than a purse should be allowed as hand carry."

Pros: "Efficiency"
Cons: "No free headsets"

Pros: "Ez check in with kiosk"
Cons: "I would like to see an organic food option, even with a fee if necessary. Recommendation, fruit like banana or apple. Certified organic."

Cons: "yes"

Pros: "Everything was perfect!!"

Pros: "early boarding"
Cons: "cold airm no relief"

Cons: "checking in was a bit of a mess not enough staff to put the people into a distinct line and efficiently process"

Pros: "My headphones were not working properly because of the jack and they moved me to another seat right away."

Pros: "We arrived 20 minutes ahead of schedule !! Amazibng"

Pros: "Everythin"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "I had to pay extra for my luggage and I did not know until after I was booked"

Pros: "N/a"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "tooo late arraival"

Pros: "Legroom"
Cons: "Schedule delay by more than 2 hours"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Attitudes of employees on plane, conditions on plane, delays, rerouting, Horrible and will be writing a letter!"

Pros: "With the 3 hr delay for weather, I appreciated the snack boxes and water provided at the gate."

Cons: "more food maybe?"

Cons: "The baggage handling by ground staff in grenada was terrible. They broke my jams and jellies and I'm off to Russia for the next two years . Very disappointed!!!"

Pros: "Great staff, 4 extra inches of pitch and TVs for the kids"
Cons: "Wifi has been pretty spotty lately."

Pros: "Made up some time after a long delay."
Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Overall"

Pros: "Sleep masks"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time."

Pros: "They accommodated a better seat than my aisle one."

Pros: "More legroom than the competition."
Cons: "No priority boarding without buying the option as part of a larger, packaged group of options. Tickets are also slightly higher than the competition, so you get that for which you pay."

Pros: "Efficientcy, gracious, helpful dealing with luggage"
Cons: "Nothing much."

Pros: "friendly personnel"
Cons: "boarding was chaotic. late takeoff."

Pros: "Easier and smoother than i thought.........from someone who is new to etickets ,etc. Has made this 'old-school traveler' very comfortable with the 'new' way of doing things"
Cons: "Screaming children on the red-eye, where people are expecting a restful trip"

Cons: "The food services should be complimentary like in qantas Korean air and any decent airline , Please don't go so low to not even provide complimentary food and liquor."

Pros: "Favorite airline - blurs the line between coach and business class."

Pros: "JetBlue airways is always great."

Cons: "no wifi the entire time"

Cons: "Extremely long wait for luggage"

Cons: "They never charge for luggsge"

Pros: "I EVENTUALLY got to my destination."
Cons: "I was scheduled to arrive in Tampa from Syracuse by JFK at 1am. After delay after delay after delay...I finally arrived at 350am. I had a full day planned for the next day and was an absolutely zombie the entire day. I didnt get to my actual bed until almost 5am. Ruined what was supposed to be a really nice day before a family wedding. I'm really bummed out and i'll never fly jetblue again."

Pros: "I love you Jetblue . Fly them all the time. Peter"

Pros: "The friendliness, attentive, and the prompt customer service."
Cons: "Free Wu-Fi service. I wish it can offered in the near future"

Pros: "Crew was wonderful"
Cons: "For this COVID to be over"

Cons: "just an old plane. still had ashtrays in it. but overall ok because arrived safely and professionalism of staff was quite commendable"

Pros: "The crew was understanding and sympathetic to the customer's frustration with a delayed flight."
Cons: "Delta should have figured out a way to not delay the flight. Every flight was delayed."

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."

Pros: "Crew was great especially Fawn. Best flight attendant I’ve had."

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: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Late flight due to ground hold EWR. Two screaming kids immediately behind me."

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "WiFi never connects food"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "The staff are great very nice pleasant"
Cons: "Wifi doesn't work for long time and have wait long periods to watch something. TV on head reat is nice"

Cons: "I did not like that they would not assign me a seat because the flight appeared to be oversold. Finally I was allowed to board (and it was a good seat location but the seat back was locked in the upright position and I wanted to knap)"

Pros: "Food, comfort, entertainment and treatment by the crew on this flight was spectacular. There was a lot of food, good entertainment and importantly, the seats were wide and comfortable."
Cons: "Very old plane, 767-300. The bathrooms needed a better and more thorough renovation."

Pros: "The food was good Flight was on time plane was clean loved the crew! Flew out with them, and returned with them... so that was nice!"
Cons: "Not knowing we were being bused to plane from Terminal Boarded early because of it, created a bit of chaos and panic My tv was broken- worked intermittently need connector for iphone ear buds - should have universal ports"

Cons: "Need vegetarian meal in first class"

Pros: "Seats more comfortable, plan wasn’t too full"
Cons: "No charging port for cellphone."

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: "Everything. Very nice accommodating ok"

Cons: "On time, free upgrade."

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

Pros: "Crew and boarding were great, which I expect from a premium carrier like delta."
Cons: "Perfect day outside, not a busy day or time to fly. The email forbhe plane being late was was too last minute. A heads up sooner would have been nice. That way we’re not waiting at the airport."

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: "drink carts came around twice"
Cons: "Even though there were sunchips available, they were not giving them out to everyone. Only the people that paid up in coach got the sun chips. The rest of us got these sad bag of pretzels and cheesey snacks. So sad. Why wouldn't Delta offer the same snacks to everyone? Seems like such a small additional cost compared to such an offensive action. The money you save is certainly lost in bad publicity."

Pros: "The staff was efficient and kind"
Cons: "The plane was late for weather reasons and they overbooked the flight they had to offer $400 for next flight wasn’t until the next morning.. no entertainment system on plane"

Cons: "No LCD screen for entertainment."

Pros: "Personnel was friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "Delayed half hour and no leg room"

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "45 minute delay (due to airport, not airline"

Pros: "Power outlets, snacks, beverages."
Cons: "Boarding (goes faster if the rear of the plane boards first), delay, insufficient space at seat, no advance notification of needed app for entertainment access, app not available on kindle fires."

Pros: "Crew was nice. Flight very smooth"
Cons: "We had to get seats at boarding because of the flight delay. She offered us two seats in the back. I knew they don't pushback so I said no. She had given the woman ahead of me two seats in comfort plus. Did not offer that and was rude. There were at least a few empty seats in that area. As a courtesy to us having 1)been delayed in Costa Rica. And then 2) a long wait for the connecting flight in Atlanta it would have been reasonable to offer those seats. Which remained empty"

Pros: "Staff lovely"
Cons: "Flight delayed so we got bumped to a later connecting flight An eight hour trip became a 12 hour trip"

Pros: "Boarding was quick. Staff and crew were friendly. Everything went well despite the 30 min delay we had on the runway. They gave us snacks and we ended up still arriving on time."

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Seats"

Pros: "Convince of the online apps and the TSA precheck"
Cons: "The aircraft was noisy, and the seats were very uncomfortable and extremely close together.."

Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly."
Cons: "Coffee was bad and was luke warm!! It was very cold in the cabin and then really warm."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delay and inoperative Sattelite TV"

Pros: "Nice regional jet!"
Cons: "It was a regional jet..."

Pros: "Variety of entertainment options, much was complementary, which was definitely a neat addition."
Cons: "There was a bit of a delay right before boarding, which was not the airline's fault, but air traffic control at the destination. Unfortunate, but things happen."

Pros: "the inflight service and the quality of food was outstanding."
Cons: "some choice of indian movies would be appreciated."

Pros: "Boarding was efficient"
Cons: "My luggage didn't arrive with me"

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

Pros: "Polite and efficient"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew was very accommodating and helpful and the new entertainment systems with the free movies are awesome. Because of the heat in the cabin we received additional beverage service and follow up waters"
Cons: "The air above my seat wasn't working for the duration of the flight and there were problems with the air throughout the cabin so it was uncomfortably warm for the whole flight."

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!"

Pros: "I'm not sure but it seemed as though the isle was wider than before or other airlines. It looks as nice not having the beverage cart hit my elbow when it went down the isle."

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

Pros: "Like the smaller plane: less craziness!"
Cons: "Would've been better without the delay, but the aircraft was late getting to Atlanta."

Cons: "I loked everything in my trip"

Cons: "Was delayed 1.5hrs"

Pros: "Food in first class was quite good. Flight was smooth, and arrived early."
Cons: "The boarding agents lost control of the crowd form the get go. The first class cabin crew on our side of the plane was inattentive, though it appeared on the other half of the plane the crew was very attentive. This is one of the poorer first class seats in the industry. The "lie flat" seat is just that, a lie. It is pitched at an angle, though not as steep as some. Foot cubby is narrow and constrictive, bordering on claustrophobic."

Pros: "Great crew and service. Drink were served all the time. Everyone was extra nice"

Cons: "Small cramped and uncomfortable plane."

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

Pros: "Space between seats, tv on each seat, iPhone charger"

Cons: "Everything it’s fine"

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

Pros: "Friendliness, cleanliness"
Cons: "Seats were fine for me, but the gentleman next to me was too large for an economy seat. Consider size restrictions, as airlines do with bags"

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!"

Cons: "Late to leave gate/ cramped"

Pros: "Everything!!!"

Pros: "Si me gusto el servicio en general"

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"

Pros: "Sat in business, pleasantly surprised with the lay-flat seats. Would definitely fly with them again!"

Cons: "delay"

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Good"

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

Cons: "Excellent"

Pros: "Puntual, comfort, smiles"

Pros: "It was everything pretty good!"

Pros: "An airline that still allows 2 free bags, gives you a full meal even early morning flights. Definitely will travel with Cops again."

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

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

Pros: "Copa has the worlds very best gate agents and check-in agents by far... they had a huge line and held very professional atmosphere"
Cons: "Always the good there was none"

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

Pros: "Seats"
Cons: "No lunch"

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

Cons: "I was on the last row of the plane. I didn't know the plane could move SO MUCH!!! All passengers in that last row were sick with nausea and throwing up, which shows it wasn't only me! If passengers are going to be so uncomfortable in the last row, it should be sold at all!"

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

Cons: "Everything"

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: "The boarding process is backwards. Passengers should be loaded from the back of the plane to the front."

Cons: "Timing"

Pros: "Liked it very much"

Pros: "The attendants were sensitive to our needs. Accommodating. Seats comfortable. Overall great first experience on Copa"

Cons: "no vegetarian options"

Cons: "We got stuck in taxing for 30 min. We waited for our laggedge more than an hour!!!"

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

Cons: "Leaving vegas to Panama they checked my passport and stamped my ticket "documents ok" .. Arriving in Panama we flew to costa Rica again checked my passport and stamped my ticket "documents ok" ... Now almost 11 hours later we arrive in Costa Rica and because my passport was ripped they wouldn't let me in the country and sent me back. Why your airlines couldn't have told me this before I got all the way to Costa Rica and passed two check points I don't know. So you guys said you would send us to Puerto Rico but I would have to by my own plane ticket home... Very disappointed in your airline. And to top it off my boyfriend and I had very expensive osprey packs we were traveling with .. We used a copa plastic bag to wrap them up in Vegas so the strings would not get caught .. When we received our packs in Puerto Rico YOUR employees had taken the bags off and cut my boyfriends 300 dollar bag! I will never fly again with your airline."

Pros: "Cordialidad"
Cons: "Comida"

Cons: "I arrived and my baggage was mishandled and broken by Copa Airlines. I have submitted a claim and they have yet to rectify the situation."

Pros: "I like how profesional and friendly is everybody"
Cons: "Timing"

Pros: "Fui atendido muy bien . La puntualidad y la informacion que van suministrando es de primera"

Pros: "The pasta offered at lunch was tasty."
Cons: "The snack which was described as pizza had a really bad taste and this offering should be discontinued and something that tastes better should be offered."

Cons: "Very slow boarding. No overhead space."

Pros: "friendly staff"
Cons: "It was fine with me."

Cons: "Old plan with old seats and no individual screens. Very disappointing for a major airline! I wish I know it before buying my ticket."

Cons: "It was FREEZING. Uncomfortably so that we were unable to sleep."

Cons: "Antiquated entertainment system. Lack of a/c power outlets at each seat."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "No entertainment options."

Pros: "We got great service and the food was not bad. Additionally, we got lots of free wine!"
Cons: "We were not able to check in online or pick our seats until we actually got to the airport."

Cons: "delayed, missed connection, no assistance automatically booked for 24 hrs later connection, no accomodation travelling with infant, had to spend the night (total >12 hrs) at security post, no AA employee available to assist, horrible customer service actually AA does not know if there is such a thing as customer service exist!"

Pros: "Choice of entertainment was excellent , ice cream excellent"
Cons: "Food options poor except for ice cream too many extra fees"

Cons: "Overall was Great."

Cons: "Delayed!!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Didnt like the food or the movie selections"

Cons: "No personal entertainment devices on 737-800."

Cons: "No wheelchair provided which was requested for. Touch screen not resetted"

Cons: "I was very cramped in my seat."

Pros: "That I arrived at my destination"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Although the ticket was expensive but the server was very great, both British Airways and America Airlines were amazing. one of the best services i have ever enjoyed in my life."
Cons: "The airline cost for travelling to UK should be a little bit modest, I believe the services was amazing I think the pricing was very hight. Thank you and I hope you can work very well on getting the best deal for your customers like me always. Regards Ben"

Pros: "The service was super"

Pros: "Boarding was quick."
Cons: "1. No individual monitors. The pull down shared monitors are antiquated and not the standard now. 2. Would not fly AA from SJU again because of this. Unless I preloaded my iPad with movies."

Pros: "Nada"
Cons: "Overbooked Long lines Lost bag for my son Rude agents Absude EU 33 charge to book a seat. Bad website. Not a decent customer service. End this airline"

Cons: "Missed first round of golf. Have no clubs or clothes. So far this sucks."

Pros: "Service, good, comfort but most of all Price! Great but at $600 round trip from Orlando to Rome."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "They would not let me board for being less than 5 minutes late."

Cons: "Seat was awkward. Staff didn't respond to 2 calls of with the button. Air seemed exceptionally dry and was oddly warm."

Pros: "no fresh food"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, attentive staff, good entertainment offerings"
Cons: "AA got rid of the video screens on the back of seats."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Lot of movement"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "They are too narrow but most importantly they top part goes forward to much. on other airline planes I can sleep fine but not on this one. Terrible seats."

Pros: "It got there on time!"
Cons: "I would never fly with them again, the staff were rude and you must pay for everything, at least let people us the WiFi"

Pros: "h."
Cons: "I booked on BA I ended up on AA. US carriers to Europe gives inferior service vis a vis the competition if i wanted a US carrier I would have booked one. It was bait & switch. Compared to whats available in entertainment & comfort on flights, this was like a hires & buggy"

Pros: "Evriting"

Pros: "2:30 h late!"

Pros: "todo muy bien"

Pros: "The touchscreen was pretty awesome"
Cons: "Loud passengers"

Pros: "Enjoyed the entertainment."
Cons: "Food - please provide options for your customers since some of us cant eat cheese ravioli."

Pros: "Staff was friendly, courteous & helpful."
Cons: "Movie choices were not the greatest, as well as the food choices!!"

Cons: "it was really bumpy"

Pros: "Bathroom!!"
Cons: "There were no screens by each place!!"

Pros: "Everything in business class!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Thrust"

Pros: "It was great."
Cons: "Everything was good."

Pros: "Business class is very good"

Pros: "Great entertainment system."
Cons: "Over an hour late."

Pros: "The food was excellent"
Cons: "Did not get to sit with family"

Cons: "No AC or USB charging ports, no individual entertainment screens."

Cons: "No one at baggage claim to answer questions. Flights Not listed on carousel monitors. Packed baggage claim , Chaos , no employees to assist."

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)."

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: "Left on time and arrived on time Direct flight!"
Cons: "Food terrible! No options. $10 sandwich only choice."

Pros: "Sleeping"
Cons: "One of the flighty attendents was extremely rude and aggressive. Very unpleasant."

Pros: "Good non.stop to Costa Rica."
Cons: "Best flight to Costa Rica out of the tristate area."

Pros: "Everything about the flight was great. Both going and return were so on time, it was amazing. On the way home the in flight entertainment was out for the duration of the flight and nobody in the crew really took the time to address it - thought that was a little odd. Thanks again!"

Cons: "old plane and configuration in business"

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: "After getting pushed back 3 times it finally got canceled and left me and 4 other strangers to drive back home so I wouldn't miss work. Another not being late to work in the military is not good to go."

Cons: "They switched a lot of seats around. I was supposed to be in row 22 and was pushed to the back of the plane."

Cons: "Weelchair service is bad"

Pros: "The snack"
Cons: "For the price I paid, it was a terrible seat, no room with 2 people sitting on either side."

Pros: "Good."

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Pros: "Staff courtesy was outstanding. This is my 2nd trip with United Airlines. Much success to your United in the years ahead. Ritza"

Pros: "Professional service and on time departure"

Pros: "Everything was on time"

Cons: "Seat cushion uncomfortable, seat back wouldn't stay forward"

Cons: "The area around me was very dirty. Made me a bit uncomfortable"

Pros: "Absolutely Nothing!"
Cons: "The whole nightmare of flying on United worst travel ever. never again"

Pros: "My co flyer"
Cons: "Departing do late, and this is the second time on a row"

Pros: "Peaceful"

Pros: "Very efficient and timely"

Pros: "I liked that I slept the whole way."
Cons: "That united barely serves any snacks, need something besides that wafer that won't even make a dent in hunger."

Cons: "The tv and movie did not work"

Cons: "You all didn't have a seat nor wheel chair service for me I was from 10am until 2thats when they found another airline for me to get on and I missed my appointment due to airline over booking my seat so there I'm sending a letter of displeasing service for a refund ."

Cons: "The service was good, and the food tasty, but not very much. Also, the guy next to me couldn't sit still, but that is not the fault of the airline."

Pros: "The complimentary movie, and the incredibly nice service."

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "The flight attendants were almost never around. Beverages were only offered once and then one additional time for water only. The seats are beyond uncomfortable with a laughable amount of leg room. You needed to pay for the entertainment including the flight map! Nothing was provided (pillows, blankets) even though it was a red-eye, international flight. United has been the worst airline I have been on and I will stay away for future flights."

Pros: "Employees were very nice Very easy to board/check in"

Pros: "The new planes are great."

Pros: "On time!"
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "Checked luggage took close to 45 mins to arrive"

Pros: "I was very disappointed for the price I paid I expected a bit more of everything there"

Cons: "paying for baggage no food service"

Cons: "WIFI was not working"

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "No video player"

Cons: "It was a bit delayed"

Cons: "They lost our luggage"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The plane was very hot had alot of cancellations missed my daughters army graduation it was all out bad and I could not get ahold of anyone from kayak had to get help from United will never use this again ..if it was refundable I would have just not went at all"

Pros: "Great crew, also informed of any delay we presented or turbulence."
Cons: "The space."

Pros: "Everything went smooth and on time."
Cons: "Plane was small and the space felt a little tight but was not too bad."

Pros: "Flights and connection was on time."

Pros: "Asian chicken with slaw entree as good."
Cons: "Hummus and crackers snack for $4 was not good. UA move to pay for food only is disappointing; information about the change not detailed in ticket information, so it came as a surprise. Switch to pay per view TV is pretty outrageous, especially when priced at cost of HDTV ($6). Unless you are using 42" L+W+D suitcases, the changes in luggage policy now force you to pay $25 per suitcase on an international flight. What, they expect you to travel abroad with only 2-3 changes of clothes? The price of the ticket was reasonable ($500), but you end up adding another $100 in luggage and food costs per person."

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