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|February||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 34% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 35% increase in price.|
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|$365||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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An average nonstop flight takes 7h 11m, covering a distance of 2208 miles.
There are 7 (nonstop) flights between San José and Newark Liberty Airport per week, averaging 1 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($102) and Multiple Airlines ($150), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($165) and Multiple Airlines ($172).
United Airlines flies 7 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
For San José to Newark Liberty Airport, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Newark Liberty Airport back to San José, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Yes !!! They change my seats for take my family closer..."
Cons: "I think the fly is with much people. One seat in the middle with no body is better in this time for Security COVID."
Pros: "Confy seat. Nice crew"
Cons: "The late arrival and the extremely long line at customs"
Pros: "Plane was new and I also liked the fact that they did not charge you to breathe you only have to pay extra for everything else even a cup of water cost three dollars"
Cons: "They charge you for everything including water for three dollars. Their baggage has a maximum weight of 40 pounds unlike any other airline. They make you pay for carry-ons. They make you pay to pick your seat. You have to pay extra for everything so the bottom line is spirit is probably the most expensive airline to fly. The seats are tiny the trays are tiny, they don’t have TVs, seats do not recline. First and last time Flying with them. My bags were 42 pounds and 46 pounds and I had to pay and additional $30 for each of them."
Pros: "Kaska was very helpful during my checkin. All the staff was on point and helpful. I was worried because all the bad comments. I guess if you know what to expect you will enjoy your travel with spirit."
Pros: "Nothing, I am so disappointed, my reason for going to New Jersey was to say goodbye to my Father, the doctors at the VA Hospital Brooklyn told me that my Father is dying. I am here in Houston Texas while my Father is dying in Brooklyn, N.Y. My heart is hurting."
Cons: "They could have paged me, not all employees speak clearly. If you really care, call me right now for O am sitting in the airport going nowhere. Theresa Matthews (832) 891-9022"
Pros: "What a lousy airline, cheap doesn’t mean bad service."
Cons: "Lost my flight, no calls for boarding, just a line was the explanation no one cares, lousy employees and they don’t care."
Cons: "The flight attendant on the red eye was talking and laughing the whole time. Very rude, inconsiderate, and unprofessional. Seats are very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, no space I felt like I was sitting in the next persons lap. Food and drinks were expensive...never AGAIN"
Pros: "Everything was good for me"
Cons: "The luggage fee , 50$ each way only carry bag , maby too all the local travel the customer paid I don’t know it’s my first to travel inside , before was only internatinal travel"
Pros: "There are very punctual. The pilot did a great job, it was a very smooth ride."
Cons: "One of the Flight attendants was very rude and condescending to passengers. Not very pleased with having to pay for your carry on."
Cons: "We had to board the flight, then unboard due to delays, and then re-board half hour later."
Cons: "The entire flight had no reclining seats on a red eye!!!! The seats also had thin cushioning and were very uncomfortable. One of the worst flights I have ever taken. Never flying again with spirit even if they pay me to fly on their cheap airplanes"
Pros: "Just the price to be honest"
Cons: "Not on schedule at all .. Missed my fly from florida to ACY . big delay almost 4 hours . not happy . im sorry i will not recomend this airline ."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "Good flight overall."
Cons: "It's more about the airline than anything else. The cost of the checked bag should be included in the fare price. Because I couldn't log into my account online prior to check-in, I ended up paying $52 each way for my bag. As far as the aircraft itself, I found the seats and leg room space to be smaller than other airlines."
Pros: "Crew was kind, after some coaxing waited for a family member of a fellow passenger who wandered too far from gate to make it back in 10 minutes."
Cons: "Need updates and alerts on delayed flight!! I was checking my phone every 15 minutes from the restaurant next to the gate, reloading the status page, and the status that it changed from delayed two hours to taking off now happened within a 10 minute window. Next thing I know they are calling for final boarding, last call, even though half the flight didn't make it there yet because they didn't update that the delay was cancelled until minutes before boarding. I understand we all need to take off ASAP, but they've got to understand if everyone was standing at the gate, there would be no room to stand so we all disperse and know we can check our smartphones for updates."
Pros: "They refunded us"
Cons: "Refused to accommodate us or put us on a different flight."
Pros: "Good staff on flight. There was plenty of empty seats and I got moved to a more convenient spot."
Cons: "Website is not clear. My carry on had unclear dimensions and I had to pay extra at the airport."
Pros: "Quick Flight"
Cons: "Baggage Fees"
Pros: "The plane seemed new"
Cons: "Paying for every single thing - including carry on bag and water. The low price no longer remains low when charged for everything. Flight crew and other positions didn't have good customer service either."
Cons: "Don't have any intertainmen in the flight....TV no snacks you have to paid it.."
Cons: "Getting checked in and checking a bag was chaos. Then we waited nearly 45 minutes for our baggage to come."
Pros: "I didn't get o to this flight at all. Staff were very friendly, but completely overwhelmed and inexperienced. They were told to tell us that we had to switch flights because we wouldn't make the connecting flight, but in fact it was because the flight was overbooked. They said I'd get a hotel and then I had to take a taxi to the hotel where there was no room - as the hotel and had already informed the Spirit airlines staff. By the time I returned to the airport for a new hotel voucher it was 3am - and I'd been at the airport since 12am. Mostly it was also crazy to see the situations of other passengers with that airline. The staff were nice, but I wouldn't even feel safe flying with spirit again, much less like I'd be well served."
Cons: "Baggage fees extremely high..even if you take it on the plane. If you do t have access to a computer a charge to check I at the airport. Have to pay for membership. Time you pay all the high fees no cheaper then other airlines hat have better service."
Cons: "I will never fly Spirit again. I knew from one previous experience that they were the pits regarding seat room; but I never figured they were theives They never sent a confirmation of ticket. THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO HUMAN BEING TO SPEAK WITH IN PERSON on their telephone contact number, no matter what button you push. The transaction didn't post on my credit card, so I assumed it did not go through. I bought another ticket. Five days later they put both tickets through. that's it I am done with this cluster F$%K airline."
Pros: "Clean, simple, comfortable"
Pros: "Efficient boarding, on time departures, low fares."
Cons: "Cramped uncomfortable seating, carri-on baggage fees."
Pros: "very nice"
Cons: "every thing"
Cons: "You would think that when you pay extra for the bigger seats that they would recline. The seats in the first row reclined not the second row... Same price for the upgrade. That should be disclosed or the seats should be lower."
Pros: "It was cheap and it didn't get canceled, the seats were comfy and I had leg room."
Cons: "I actually enjoyed this flight"
Pros: "Spirits bare fare was a real pain during boarding. I was aware and prepared for the baggage and check in fees but the airport taxes in San Jose took me by surprise. We had to wait in line for over 2 hours to pay the fees before being allowed to check in. The flight was further delayed making the process even more painful as we had two young kids."
Cons: "Airport taxes not being included and lack of warning till we got to the airport."
Pros: "It was okay"
Cons: "Entreteimen we didn't have any? ???"
Cons: "The Costa Rican airport tax was not included in the airline ticket price so we had to spend more than an hour (!) in San Jose airport to pay the tax (whereas other airline companies include thia tax in their ticket price). Everything costs extra in Spirit/ In short, terrible experience."
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "Seats were extremely uncomfortable and do not recline at all, baggage prices are way too expensive, absolutely no in flight entertainment, I ended up paying the same price as a better airline after all the fees. My previous flight was delayed three times and then cancelled and it was up to me to figure out my flight afterwards with no partial refund for my inconvenience. I did receive a $50 credit but will.most likely not use it because of this terrible experience"
Pros: "Yes, gets you from point A to point B."
Cons: "Worst airline ever! Hidden fees and lack of professionalism from crew members."
Cons: "Hidden fees. Hidden taxes... Just crappy! Not cost saving at all!"
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: "price of ticket and all woman flight attendants"
Cons: "the bald headed man on flight 756 was the nastiest man i have ever encountered in customer service in my life, and im 40 yrs old and been in the business for 20 plus years"
Pros: "The plain from Costa Rica to Ft. Lauderdale"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled without previous notice because the crew was tired. I'm 69 years old with a spine hernia and I had to sleep on the airport floor until the next day because they said all hotels were full"
Pros: "the staff was kind ON the plane."
Cons: "the plane was cold. The staff in San Jose, would not make announcements, inform passengers what was happening. and kept hidden that a hotel was available to those whose flight was cancelled. in general most customers i spoke with said they would not fly your airline again. and staff at your hotels said flight cancellations happen all the time with spirit. low fares are cool, but someone is absorbing these costs in your business model. i wonder if you will survive as an airline beyond 1-2 years if this is your manner of performance. we are willing to fly in discomfort, pack small bags, etc, but to treat us like pigs, is not a good thing for anyone."
Pros: "It landed"
Cons: "Seats are jammed in, nickel and dime you to death"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled so I had to reschedule my trip and the airline refused to help."
Pros: "IRRELEVANT DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES I WILL EXPLAIN NEXT"
Cons: "WE ARRIVED AT FT.LAUDERDALE WITH A CONECTING FLIGHT TO ORLANDO; THIS LAST FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED FOR CIRCUMSANCES NO ONE EXPLAINED TO US AND TO MAKE THINGS WORST, THE NEXT FLIGHT THEY OFFERED REQUIRED A 12 HOUR WAITING AT THE AIRPORT. IF THATS NOT ENOUGH, THEY OFFERED TO TAKE US BY LAND ON A BUS BUT ONLY IF ENOUGH STRANDED PASSANGERS WERE WILLING TO WAIT ANOTHER 3 HOURS WHILE THEY PROVIDED A BUS. 1 WHOLE DAY OF VACATIONS WAS AT RISK OF BEING LOST AT THE AIRPORT SO WE HAD TO RENT A CAR AND DRIVE TO ORLANDO BY OURSELVES, WHAT I REALLY GOT MAD AT IS THAT NO ONE, NOT A SINGLE PERSON FROM SPIRIT CAME TO US AND EXPLAINED"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed multiple times, without any time info. Only "delayed" but never were we informed for how long. Our gate was moved in the same manner. Once onboard and seated, we all waited with our seatbelts fastened for over forty minutes before the pilot spoke to us and announced that there was a line for the runway and we were waiting our turn. Spirit had rude flight attendants who searched through our bags to make sure we had no water bottles or drinks purchased after the security checkpoint - a shameless extortion effort to secure out purchase of insult priced in flight drinks. The flight attendants insisted that nobody wait for the restroom in flight anywhere near where they were sitting and promptly removed any waiting customers to the aisle. We had a baby on the flight with us and were forced to purchase the incredibly expensive water onboard for the baby, as he had been battling with staying hydrated throughout the vacation. With at least an hour left on the flight, while most everyone on board - (including the baby) had fallen asleep, they woke everyone on the flight through speakers that were about six times too loud and shocking to pass out immigration forms. The only reason I could think of to wake so may visibly sleeping customers with more than an hour left on the flight to fill out the forms is to simply get the task out of the way for the extremely unfriendly and rude attendants. I have never flown on any airline that will search your bags for drinks or treat customers with such blatant disrespect as I have seen during this flight. I have certainly never had an experience this terrible and I will never be purchasing another ticket from Spirit airlines again."
Pros: "Affordable price"
Cons: "Chairs do not recline"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Charged me 50 dollars to check a bag that weighed 30lbs. No entertainment at all. And then charge extra on top of that for drinks and snack. You have to pay for a small can of soda. Ridiculous."
Cons: "The plane broke will being pushed from the gate. We sat on tarmac for nearly an hour while we were assured that there was nothing wrong with out plane, but rather the towbar on the ground equipment. Then we were deplaned, and told we would be reboarded very shortly , that became just over two hours. At that time they told us the flight was cancelled, telling us to go out through security and back to the ticketing counter to receive further instructions. After waiting nearly another half hour for someone to show at the service counter, they then told us to go curbside and board the shuttle buses that would be taking us to our hotel accommodations for the evening. No further flight information was given, we were told that the hotel would inform us of any further information. At the hotel we were given dinner coupons that were not honored at either one of the two food establishments that they were intended for. We were told to be in the lobby at 1am to get a shuttle back to the airport. I awoke at midnight and went to check on the status to find that the buses back had been pushed til 8a. No one had informed us of this. After arriving at the airport at 830a, no one was at the ticket counter, and no one was able to check in until 11. Before 11 I went to my email and checked in online, as had been requested by Spirit in the email. At 130p we were told by the counter attendant that they did not honor online check-in, and that our seats had been given away. At this point I asked to speak with the manager, and was directed to an upstairs office. No one there knew where he was, after they attempted to tell us he was at the ticket counter. The ladie in the office was extremely rude and making comments under her breath about us to the gentleman that eventually helpded us, by explaining be was unable to do anything with his computers, and sent us back downstairs. Oddly enough the managers supposed name was the same as the first name of the airport. Downstairs we were eventually given tickets, which were identical to the tickets and seats I had confirmed online hours before. We were allowed through security and our replacement plane finally landed at 430, and we departed at 545p, twenty-eight hours and fifteen minutes after our original departure time. Noone on staff ever acknowledged or accepted responsibility for the situation, nor was there ever an apology offered. No one on staff gave any pertinent information, nor did they seem to take the situation seriously. They were extremely understaffed, with us only seeing four staff members including the ones in the management office. This is by far the worst flying experience I have ever had, and will never personally use, or recommend for anyone else to use, this airline again."
Pros: "The only thing I liked was the part where we didn't crash."
Cons: "By far the tightest seats I've ever been in on a flight!! They charged for a soda, which I've never heard of, and they charge $55 for a carry on, which is $5 more than they charge for regular luggage. The crew was not helpful when it came to questions, and it wasn't that they didn't know, they seemed to not want to be bothered. When I got to my seat, there was what looked like a used baby wipe in plain sight, stuck behind the frame of the tray table, sticking out, not hidden, so they didn't bother to clean it too well. All in all I felt they tried to squeeze every penny out of you they could, for a horrible experience, I'd never use spirit airlines again. Everrrrrrrrr!!!!!!"
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