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Low season

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

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 11% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$359 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$232 or less

Good deal one-way

$155 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from San José to the United States for the following prices or less: to Fort Lauderdale $120 one-way - $153 round-trip, to Miami $155 one-way - $232 round-trip, to Orlando $129 one-way - $181 round-trip
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  • Morning departure is around 7% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving San José Juan Santamaria Intl to United States

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,264 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,"

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

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: "Love that my bag was check through to NAN and didn't have to offload in LAX."

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: "I got free checked luggage since I'm active duty military what's more is the employee where I checked in my luggage at upgraded me for free because of it. The only airline that has done that. That definitely makes me more likely to fly Alaska again. Charging ports that fit many different chargers were nice too."

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: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "An excellent crew makes the flight so much comfy."
Cons: "Everything was fine."

Pros: "Nice crew, better planes than Spirit Airlines!!"
Cons: "Multiple delays & gate changes! Arrived 2 hours later than expected- not good for my ride home who had to wait so long!!"

Cons: "Pilot"

Cons: "No WiFi. Old plane"

Cons: "Checking in to the connection flight was horrible. The initial flight was delayed. Once we landed in Florida, customs was apparently backed up so far that we could not leave the plane. It ended up causing us to miss the flight. Jet Blue did provide a hotel and food voucher for the night."

Pros: "Swift boarding procesx"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I flew JetBlue to and from Costa Rica, which included two connecting flights. All four of my flights boarded, took off and landed on time and in at least one instance, early! The staff are always great, free drinks and snacks, plus personal entertainment for all. One of my planes was brand spanking new - it was gorgeous and oh so comfy! I hope I only have to fly JetBlue going forward!"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Love JetBlue!"

Pros: "Service was great, smooth landing. Great songs and communication by pilot and captain"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Need to make the touch screen less gross"

Pros: "It was a ontime both side and good treat!!!"

Pros: "Everything, trip was great"

Pros: "I liked everything about it"
Cons: "Zero"

Pros: "It was so easy for me to connect. No hassle and the reps were so cooperative."

Pros: "Comfortable seating. DIRECTV on every seat."
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Smooth event the entire way"

Pros: "Everything the best!"

Pros: "Departure on time"

Pros: "No delay"
Cons: "There are nothing I do not like."

Cons: "My bag got damaged"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything was fine. The ticket agents were very helpful."

Cons: "It was Good"

Pros: "Great customer service and attentive staff. I would definitely ride Jetblue again."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "The night kit"

Pros: "Service and customer support"

Pros: "EL SERVICIO ES EXCELENTE EL AVION ES COMODO EL PERSONAL ABORDO ES MUY BUENO Y SIEMPRE TIENEN SNACK PARA LOS PASAJEROS . DEFINITIVAMENTE LA MEJOR AEROLINEA ."

Cons: "The crrw"

Pros: "everything wap good.gerlande"
Cons: "a little bit late"

Pros: "Large space for sleep. Self service food and drink."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "The chips and soda"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Service is not measured in dollars. Really charging $5 for blankets headsets pillows."

Pros: "Orlando's kindness"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Henri good job"

Cons: "I should not have to wait over thirty minutes to retrieve my bag."

Cons: "Wheel chair and access boarding needs to be improved....especially since yo have to climb stairs.....more time is needed."

Cons: "Being check by security while almost everybody pass. I didn't have a problem being check but y just a few"

Pros: "More leg space"
Cons: "JetBlue make me pay extra $20 for more leg space and early boarding and guarantee to find space in overhead bin for cary on. The leg space was good. The boarding was bad. Instead of early boarding I was about the last person to get on board. There was not enough room in the overhead for my cary on. The depart room at the airport was over crowded and for that reason extremely dangerous in case of fire ore some other disaster. People for different flights where in the same room and did not understand this which gave problems at the boarding pass counter control. There is lots of room for improvement. But I am most frustrated about promise JetBlue make about early boarding and not doing this. Thanks, Cornelis de Gier."

Cons: "Better maneger in counter of Dom Rep at that time Morning saturday 19 august 2017"

Cons: "They information re the baggage was incorrect"

Pros: "On time and great food and service"

Pros: "Amazing !"
Cons: "No complains !"

Cons: "The delay and the fact that I had to pay extra for an under pound suitcase."

Pros: "Earlier than scheduled departure. Quick assistance with wheel chair."
Cons: "Assistive device was off loaded a bit too late."

Pros: "Overall good experience"
Cons: "Took a little bit to board small delay"

Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "That they lost my suitcase on my trip to Nashville for 30 hours I was going to a party and had no clothes to wear"

Cons: "International fly without food, what a shame!!"

Pros: "Everything was excellent love it"

Pros: "Never been run around so much in life. Never again"

Cons: "Seats, sandwich"

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

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

Cons: "Newer aircrafts"

Pros: "Leaving and getting on time"

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

Pros: "My seat wouldn't recline"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "When they were giving safety instructions we couldn’t see the videos. I’m glad nothing happened. They manage to fix the issue with the entertainment after dinner."

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

Cons: "The aircraft was to old"

Pros: "Excelente atención todos fueron muy amables y atentos."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Nothing everything was excellent"

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."

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

Pros: "All, except the entertainment. It's wasn’t nothing to watch"
Cons: "The entertainment. Poor."

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."

Pros: "Nice cabin and seats"
Cons: "It was cold"

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: "We had great seats with lots of leg room."
Cons: "Boarding took forever"

Pros: "The flights wers on time"

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: "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"

Pros: "Avianca is one ignore few airlines where you can still get a nice meal and even a drink at no additional charge. Airplanes are nice and modern and the staff is friendly"

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"

Cons: "The size of the seats no leg room."

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: "Los espacios amplios en asientos y el entretenimiento moderno."

Pros: "The crew was extremely helpful and friendly!"
Cons: "The seats, overall, could have been more comfortable... I have somewhat of a backache after my trip."

Cons: "No ear plugs offered and my iPhone jack didn’t fit."

Pros: "Plenty of room."
Cons: "Heavier snacks."

Cons: "Flight delayed for 2 hours"

Cons: "Delayed flight planning - would have been nice to delay the flight before boarding."

Pros: "I never boarding this flight."
Cons: "Better communication skills."

Cons: "On board entertainment was inop, making for a long (4) hours flight."

Cons: "Flight was delayed almost 3 hrs. Ran out of food right before my row. I upgraded my seat but feel I got the short end of the stick."

Pros: "Just a great experience Delta is still above the rest excluding Hawaiian"
Cons: "Cant think of anything"

Cons: "4 hour delay"

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: "The service by delta employees for this leg of my journey was beyond great. The leg room was above average."
Cons: "Leg room. Never can have enough leg room."

Pros: "Great flight"

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."

Cons: "After a delay of about an hour on a very full flight the gate agent asked for volunteers to check their rollaboard suitcases. The gate agents then allowed those who checked their rollaboards to board before Zone 1,which was fine. However, a bunch of people without gate check stickers on the rollaboards were also allowed to board before Zone 1, which was aggravating. There was a long delay on the tarmac, during which we had to pull back to the gate or to a maintenance area before we finally took off. When we arrived in Vegas there was no gate for us to pull into, which led to another long delay of an already long and delayed flight."

Cons: "at last minute itinerary was changed.. instead of routing through Brisbane, was now routed through Sydney. Flight from Sydney to LAX was delayed by 4 hours, then missed flight LAX to LAS... overall long delayed arrival. Checked the route through Brisbane, and those flights we're all there, departed and landed all on-time... so wondering what the reason was for the change of the itinerary without a cause (no cancel or delayed flights through Brisbane)"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Departing"
Cons: "More than 4.5 hrs in taxi waiting to take off. Due to “few rain” and after 3.5 hrs we needed to refuel when we were about FINALLY close to our turn for take off. Horrible service by DELTA. Never flying again with them"

Pros: "The wait"
Cons: "The screen didn’t change in time"

Cons: "The pilot was a Daredevil"

Pros: "This was a much bigger plane so my comfort lever was better."

Pros: "crew was nice and pilot was informative."
Cons: "1. flight was delayed twice, which meant my arrive was delayed in Cincinnati. 2. boarding was a nightmare. After 2 delays, I was crammed into zone 4. I dont fly as often, the seats space seems to be getting smaller. 5. I sat next an overweight person. I didn't like my personal space violated. 6. The flight offer movies, I slept. Yet kept getting elbowed by this overweight neighbor. 7. I am a single, independent person. I prefer to sit near the front. First on and settled and 1st off and gone!"

Cons: "Officiant"

Cons: "The landing was somewhat frightening."

Cons: "On time, free upgrade."

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

Pros: "Nice flight attendants"
Cons: "Freezing flight."

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."

Cons: "I didn’t like having to pay for bags and headphones."

Pros: "Great service, comfortable plane"
Cons: "Waited 45 minutes for de-icing"

Pros: "Service was great. Regular drinks and snacks."

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "Too many announcements"

Pros: "comfortable seats"
Cons: "delay delay delay"

Cons: "Food sold out and there was nothing left"

Pros: "Special staff great pilots snacks free movies safety"
Cons: "Everything was great"

Pros: "It was whatever"

Cons: "Rude staff"

Cons: "I liked it all"

Pros: "The entertainment is always great on delta and they have new snacks now!"
Cons: "Cabin service took a bit longer than normal and we were stuck on the tarmack for at least 30 mins waiting to take off. Not anyone’s fault, just annoying"

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

Pros: "The process was very quick and easy, from after security the process was smooth and fast."
Cons: "The gate that I was assigned to was a little overcrowded but I believe it could be because of the construction that is happening in the area. Also the security process was a little long."

Pros: "Nice courteous cabin staff."
Cons: "See comment above"

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: "Undersized overhead bins so ALL carry-on rollerbags had to be checked."

Pros: "Service. Sweet attendant."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Two out of three flights were delayed, customers service of the flight operated by Delta airlines is a nightmare and on top of it 2hours and 40min delayed. No drinks, no snacks, nothing."

Pros: "The agents in the air were a lot more understanding and at least apologized."
Cons: "I understand if we need to check bags because its full but when iy is not full but you demand I check it anyway all you are doing is adding travel time to my trip. Also we needed things in our bags that we otherwise would have had. Not the best customer service at the gate."

Pros: "They offered water and snacks It was quick"

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

Pros: "We were traveling with a group of 8, only 3 of us had assigned seats when were arrived and the others were on standby. We asked the attendant at the gate desk if there was any chance that the rest of us on standby could be seated together... HE UPGRADED OUR WHOLE GROUP TO COMFORT and allowed us to all sit with each other. Greatest flight experience I've had and such great staff with Delta. Will fly Delta going forward whenever I have a a chance (flew Southwest the rest of our trip - service, cleanliness, friendliness didn't compare)."

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

Pros: "Employees so so not friendly"
Cons: "More professionally"

Pros: "Everithing perfect"
Cons: "The space between the seats"

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: "Great trip!"

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: "The meal was very good."
Cons: "My chair cushion seemed damaged because I could feel the bar underneath."

Pros: "Si me gusto el servicio en general"

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: "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: "Everthing"
Cons: "Naty"

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"

Cons: "Frecuentes retrasos"

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

Pros: "Everything from boarding to landing"
Cons: "BAD THINGS: the people in the check in counter! They need more training about: how to treat well amd with respect to people who they do not know anything about!!"

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

Pros: "no les interesa ningun inconveniente que tenga uno con las personas de seguridad"

Cons: "A/C Issues forced us to disembark ruining my connecting bus plans. When we finally got to Orlando my checked bag item that I was forced to check in Panama was broken and the bag ruined with liquid."

Cons: "Boarding was too slow"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very rude"

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"

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