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December
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6%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$578
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$439
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl to San Francisco was found 48 days before departure, on average.
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How long does a flight from San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 9h 47m, covering a distance of 3041 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($360), Delta ($411) and Copa Airlines ($461).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl and San Francisco?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl to San Francisco?
For San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
San Jose
$360
only
$360
Destination
San Francisco
$360
only
$360
Tue, Jan 23
SJO
SFO
21h 38m
Tue, Jan 30
SFO
SJO
17h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Nov 22
SJO
SFO
11h 50m
Sat, Nov 25
SFO
SJO
13h 00m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13622 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
EWR
Okay 5.0

Crew was nice. Flight very smooth

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

ALB
DTW
Okay 4.0

Good seat

Delayed by 1 hr

MSP
ATL
Good 6.6

On the MSP to ATL leg the gate crew made a huge deal about checking rolling bags. They even stopped us at check-in and nearly begged us to check our bags pointing to the backed up jetway. But we had a lot of unpacking to do before checking our bags so we politely declined three times. On getting to our seats there were at least 8 open slots for bags near us. I heard a crew member call forward to say "tell them no more rollaboards" so they forced everyone left to check. On departure they slammed shut several very large empty overheads. WTF

CMH
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Courteous crew and smooth flight

Nothing

CVG
BOS
Good 7.0

Friendly crew with modern plane

Why am I paying for first class for just snacks I can buy in an airport shop?

Sat, Jan 20
SJO
SFO
10h 15m
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
SJO
18h 45m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 5850 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.6
MGA
PTY
Excellent 8.3

Like the Vesel, confort and crew where on point They where only airline that actually , gave something to eat at no cost , an example of what we used to have with Americans main airlines

Honestly it was our best flight , You should take Note ant get back to basics !!! Sometimes in most cases good service outlast, values and shortages, I️ believe that American Airlines should strive to take and maintain the lead as the leaders we are in the world

GEO
PTY
Excellent 8.0

2 free checked bags, east boarding, friendly crew, really good airplane food, smooth flight

Only some flight attendants spoke English even though we departed from an English speaking country, headphone jack stopped working an hour into the flight

PTY
GYE
Mediocre 2.0

Unfriendly staff at Panama airport

PTY
LIM
Excellent 9.6

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is an awful movie, but that’s not your fault, I blame the cast & Directer. ;)

SJO
PTY
Excellent 9.6

The crew was super polite!

Seats were too cramped.

Tue, Mar 20
SJO
SFO
14h 35m
Mon, Apr 2
SFO
SJO
17h 10m
Trip: 14 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51333 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

Flight left 6 hours late with only vague explanations. Simply, "we had to get our equipment in the right places." Attempts to standby on 3 other flights were fruitless and UA airport staff gave no direction or recommendations other than "were sorry."

PSC
SFO
Okay 4.0

Crew was polite

I guess San Francisco ATC (Air Traffic Control) decided the plane couldn’t leave San Fran until way past our take off time. Then it takes two plus hours to get the plane here unload and refuel and rest. So I missed my connecting flight to Redding. Which meant I had to fly to Sacramento. Then I had a pleasant 3 hour drive on I-5 (can you sense my sarcasm?!) didn’t reach my destination until 5 in the FREAKING morning. Around 8 HOURS LATE TO MY DESTINATION

LAX
ORD
Okay 4.3

Left a little early

Smaller seats, no video or music options on a almost four hour flight. Why United why?

HNL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Fast service

Wi-Fi cost too much

SFO
PSC
Excellent 10.0

The service as soon as I walked in the first airport until I walked out the last one was excellent for this trip

Mon, Dec 18
SJO
SFO
19h 24m
Mon, Jan 8
SFO
SJO
23h 49m
Trip: 22 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 4460 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.1
Food
6.9
MEX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Seats were comfortable, even in economy. Personal entertainment at each seat with a good selection of movies and easy way to navigate to English language. The flight attendants were very nice, and they provided not only drinks but also a full snack tray to each person. Flight was right on time and announcement were in Spanish and English which was important for me as I don't speak Spanish..

SFO
GDL
Excellent 9.3

When you connect out of Mexico City, the food is always fresher and more protein-rich. Yum!

The screens in the seat backs are a little dated and low-resolution.

MEX
YYC
Excellent 8.0

Seat 10C - does not stream properly.

GDL
FAT
Excellent 10.0

Good service and good price

MEX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

MY FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!! I DID NOT GET AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS IN THE AIRPORT FOR OVER 11 HOURS!!!!!!

Thu, Jan 18
SJO
SFO
21h 38m
Tue, Jan 23
SFO
SJO
17h 05m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 17
SJO
SFO
11h 52m
Thu, Feb 1
SFO
SJO
17h 20m
Trip: 16 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13622 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

none of it

It was Terrible I will never do it again

CMH
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Courteous crew and smooth flight

Nothing

NAS
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Good service smooth flight

The food on bosrd

CVG
BOS
Good 7.0

Friendly crew with modern plane

Why am I paying for first class for just snacks I can buy in an airport shop?

ALB
DTW
Okay 4.0

Good seat

Delayed by 1 hr

Mon, Jan 22
SJO
SFO
21h 38m
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
SJO
17h 05m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 30
SJO
SFO
12h 41m
Sun, Feb 4
SFO
SJO
10h 55m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13622 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
CMH
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Courteous crew and smooth flight

Nothing

CVG
BOS
Good 7.0

Friendly crew with modern plane

Why am I paying for first class for just snacks I can buy in an airport shop?

SFO
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The t.v. 's at each seat

Nothing

DTW
CVG
Excellent 10.0

Everything was excellent

Excellent job and keep it up

LAX
GEG
Excellent 10.0

Flight was faster than expected, comfy seats, check in was fast and easy.

Sat, Mar 17
SJO
SFO
10h 31m
Sat, Apr 7
SFO
SJO
10h 27m
Trip: 22 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 5850 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.6
MGA
PTY
Excellent 8.3

Like the Vesel, confort and crew where on point They where only airline that actually , gave something to eat at no cost , an example of what we used to have with Americans main airlines

Honestly it was our best flight , You should take Note ant get back to basics !!! Sometimes in most cases good service outlast, values and shortages, I️ believe that American Airlines should strive to take and maintain the lead as the leaders we are in the world

SJO
PTY
Excellent 8.3

Food was good. Crew was efficient and friendly.

I️ think the crew could have come around with drinks more than once in a 5 hour flight.

LAX
PTY
Mediocre 2.0

They denied me from boarding due to documents missing even though I had my American passport

LAX
PTY
Good 6.3

Flight was on time, crew was polite and there was variety of entertainment.

Food quality was very poor. Need to improve. Chicken empanada thin as paper. "Waffle" was made of an unknown substance that tasted terrible. Egg breakfast was mostly chunky potatoes half cooked accompanied by 2 leafs of overcooked spinach. Only good thing: platanitos' chips. Long overnight flight with No pillow and No blanket offered.

GEO
PTY
Excellent 8.0

2 free checked bags, east boarding, friendly crew, really good airplane food, smooth flight

Only some flight attendants spoke English even though we departed from an English speaking country, headphone jack stopped working an hour into the flight

Thu, Mar 22
SJO
SFO
21h 53m
Sun, Apr 1
SFO
SJO
17h 15m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51333 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
BDL
Mediocre 2.0

The crew was very rude, I was told I had to store my purse, the person next to me wouldn't store the carry on baggage, I needed to take scheduled medicine in flight, I couldn't as my purse was stowed. I was delayed for over and hour and a half after arriving. I had to stop and eat in the airport. With chronic health issues addressed this way I will probably not use United again.

EWR
PHX
Excellent 8.6

Again expectation can get in the way. And of course the airline needs for flights to be as full as possible. In order to be profitable in the long run. We all want them to be able to stay in business

Same point - the point was full and I’ve already clarified that .

MRY
LAX
Good 6.3

Boarding was organized and prompt. Crew was fantastic.

Flight was to short.

PSC
SFO
Okay 4.0

Crew was polite

I guess San Francisco ATC (Air Traffic Control) decided the plane couldn’t leave San Fran until way past our take off time. Then it takes two plus hours to get the plane here unload and refuel and rest. So I missed my connecting flight to Redding. Which meant I had to fly to Sacramento. Then I had a pleasant 3 hour drive on I-5 (can you sense my sarcasm?!) didn’t reach my destination until 5 in the FREAKING morning. Around 8 HOURS LATE TO MY DESTINATION

IAH
BDL
Okay 5.3

Crew friendliness

The cabin was way too cold. Audio beeps (fasten seat belts) are too loud

Tue, Jan 16
SJO
SFO
21h 38m
Sat, Feb 3
SFO
SJO
17h 05m
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 5
SJO
SFO
10h 51m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
SJO
11h 15m
Trip: 35 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13622 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
EWR
Okay 5.0

Crew was nice. Flight very smooth

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

CVG
BOS
Good 7.0

Friendly crew with modern plane

Why am I paying for first class for just snacks I can buy in an airport shop?

NAS
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Good service smooth flight

The food on bosrd

SFO
SEA
Excellent 10.0

The t.v. 's at each seat

Nothing

LAX
GEG
Excellent 10.0

Flight was faster than expected, comfy seats, check in was fast and easy.

Tue, Jan 16
SJO
SFO
25h 35m
Fri, Jan 26
SFO
SJO
9h 15m
Trip: 11 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 4460 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.1
Food
6.9
SFO
GDL
Excellent 9.3

When you connect out of Mexico City, the food is always fresher and more protein-rich. Yum!

The screens in the seat backs are a little dated and low-resolution.

MEX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

MY FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!! I DID NOT GET AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS IN THE AIRPORT FOR OVER 11 HOURS!!!!!!

MEX
YYC
Excellent 8.0

Seat 10C - does not stream properly.

DEN
MEX
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing

They charge you extra fees for a carry on bag if the people decides it! I flight with the same airline from mx city to denver and they charged nothing while from denver to mx city they charged 25 dollars with the same suitcase! Also delta gives you free basic wifi while this guys charge it extra. Btw they take away all your carry ons amd make you to wait for hours to get them back! They dont have automatized check in so they make you wait for long time in the row.

GDL
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Our flight was delayed

Thu, Mar 22
SJO
SFO
21h 53m
Mon, Apr 2
SFO
SJO
17h 10m
Trip: 12 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51333 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
BDL
Mediocre 2.0

The crew was very rude, I was told I had to store my purse, the person next to me wouldn't store the carry on baggage, I needed to take scheduled medicine in flight, I couldn't as my purse was stowed. I was delayed for over and hour and a half after arriving. I had to stop and eat in the airport. With chronic health issues addressed this way I will probably not use United again.

MFE
IAH
Good 6.3

No snack

SFO
RNO
Mediocre 3.0

Flight was on time and I received my checked baggage.

Seat was uncomfortable due to insufficient foot space. All (about 6) overhead bins in the rear of the aircraft were full because crew stored “essential equipment” in them. Crew was not professional. After takeoff they never came around to see if anyone needed anything and not even a glass of water was offered for the entire flight. They didn’t even ensure that everyone wore seatbelts on landing - woman next to me was stretched out hugging her companion while landing wilth unbuckled seatbelt. Entertainment screen did not wirk properly.

SFO
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

Flight left 6 hours late with only vague explanations. Simply, "we had to get our equipment in the right places." Attempts to standby on 3 other flights were fruitless and UA airport staff gave no direction or recommendations other than "were sorry."

RDD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The service as soon as I walked in the first airport until I walked out the last one was excellent for this trip

Tue, Feb 13
SJO
SFO
9h 47m
Sun, Feb 18
SFO
SJO
18h 15m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13622 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LAX
GEG
Excellent 10.0

Flight was faster than expected, comfy seats, check in was fast and easy.

PDX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

none of it

It was Terrible I will never do it again

CVG
BOS
Good 7.0

Friendly crew with modern plane

Why am I paying for first class for just snacks I can buy in an airport shop?

MSP
ATL
Good 6.6

On the MSP to ATL leg the gate crew made a huge deal about checking rolling bags. They even stopped us at check-in and nearly begged us to check our bags pointing to the backed up jetway. But we had a lot of unpacking to do before checking our bags so we politely declined three times. On getting to our seats there were at least 8 open slots for bags near us. I heard a crew member call forward to say "tell them no more rollaboards" so they forced everyone left to check. On departure they slammed shut several very large empty overheads. WTF

ALB
DTW
Okay 4.0

Good seat

Delayed by 1 hr

Wed, Jan 17
SJO
SFO
11h 00m
Wed, Jan 24
SFO
SJO
10h 24m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 4460 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.1
Food
6.9
MEX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Seats were comfortable, even in economy. Personal entertainment at each seat with a good selection of movies and easy way to navigate to English language. The flight attendants were very nice, and they provided not only drinks but also a full snack tray to each person. Flight was right on time and announcement were in Spanish and English which was important for me as I don't speak Spanish..

GDL
MEX
Excellent 8.6

Friendly staff and useful network connections.

I hope when they finish renovating the Mexico City terminal, they install some moving-sidewalks. I waked quite a bit with my luggage.

MEX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

The fact that we are now charged for baggage and seats similar to the economy airlines. Service is also noticeably worse.

SFO
GDL
Excellent 9.3

When you connect out of Mexico City, the food is always fresher and more protein-rich. Yum!

The screens in the seat backs are a little dated and low-resolution.

MEX
JFK
Good 6.3

Boarding was very delayed. The flight was very delayed. There was never an explanation or acknowledgememt, of the delay and it seemed no effort to make up the delay while in the air. As a result, a great number of us missed our connections to Boston. Poor effort by AeroMexico and Delta

Tue, Jan 16
SJO
SFO
21h 38m
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
SJO
17h 05m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 5
SJO
SFO
11h 50m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
SJO
16h 55m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13622 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
EWR
Okay 5.0

Crew was nice. Flight very smooth

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

DTW
CVG
Excellent 10.0

Everything was excellent

Excellent job and keep it up

TPA
LGA
Good 7.3

Barking dogs. 4 around us! Middle seat.

LAX
GEG
Excellent 10.0

Flight was faster than expected, comfy seats, check in was fast and easy.

NAS
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Good service smooth flight

The food on bosrd

Thu, Jan 18
SJO
SFO
11h 00m
Fri, Jan 26
SFO
SJO
9h 15m
Trip: 9 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 4460 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.1
Food
6.9
MEX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

I was sent to 2 different locations in the airport and missed my flight because of incompetence so I had to pay $1200 extra for another flight to get home.

MEX
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

The fact that we are now charged for baggage and seats similar to the economy airlines. Service is also noticeably worse.

MEX
YYC
Excellent 8.0

Seat 10C - does not stream properly.

MEX
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

MY FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!! I DID NOT GET AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS IN THE AIRPORT FOR OVER 11 HOURS!!!!!!

MEX
JFK
Good 6.3

Boarding was very delayed. The flight was very delayed. There was never an explanation or acknowledgememt, of the delay and it seemed no effort to make up the delay while in the air. As a result, a great number of us missed our connections to Boston. Poor effort by AeroMexico and Delta

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