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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 14h 23m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to San Francisco from Santa Cruz de la Sierra were found on Multiple Airlines ($670) and Avianca ($674), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($741) and Copa Airlines ($760).
From Santa Cruz de la Sierra to San Francisco, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Santa Cruz de la Sierra , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Santa Cruz de la Sierra you will be using Santa Cruz de la Sierra Viru Viru Intl, often referred to as Santa Cruz de la Sierra Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was very nice, the food was good and the entertainment too."
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable, not enough crushing and the neck rest was uncomfortable too."
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Pros: "The crew was very acomodating"
Cons: "Better food options (banana muffin with sausage is weird) more messages from the captain (regarding air turbulence)"
Cons: "It was a great flight, on time and the crew cabin attention so well"
Pros: "I had 3 seats, so a lot of space. There were good viedos option to watch"
Pros: "I’m still stuck in Bogotá, airline didn’t hold my plane after they delayed my first flight almost an hour. Was not offer a voucher for future flights. Will have to stay here until tomorrow, have been waiting for my bag for 2 and a half hours."
Cons: "If the airline had cared at all about all these inconviniences, I wouldn’t be so upset, the could have held my flight or reopen the door, I made it in time before the plane had left. They did give me a hotel room and food, but I feel that is the least the could do"
Cons: "Most of the crew members were not helpful. I saw an older lady ask for assistance in placing her luggage up top and the crew member told her she could not help her with that, so unprofessional.."
Pros: "The salad, roll and cookie were okay."
Cons: "The pasta was not so good...supposed to have chicken, but only one medium-small piece."
Cons: "There was no entertainment option. There were no screens or charging stations on the seats and my earphone plug did not work to watch the movie playing on the common screen, which was very small and hard to view."
Pros: "We had an amazing flight"
Pros: "The service from the crew and also Avianca staff in El Salvador are really nice, the flight was on time, the baggage was on time."
Cons: "The entertainment in that airplane (N492TA) is too bad for a 6 hours of flight, just one screen for every 4 rows, bad movies, the food wasn’t good taste, the airplane wasn’t well equipped for so long flight."
Cons: "How to manage to the costumers we went there a hour before our fly and they didn’t let us to check in, we did pay a penalty because they said that we were late!? We pay more than $400 to they change our fly!!!"
Cons: "A group of people including me, were waiting for our baggages for more than 30 minutes."
Cons: "I paid $400 for the flight and $370 for my surfboards.... won’t fly them again."
Pros: "The friendliness of the Avianca Staff."
Pros: "The food, entertainment"
Pros: "Pretty much on time. Entertainment options were great. Clean enough."
Cons: "Food was not very good. Extremely salty. Our family of 4 did not eat much of it."
Pros: "The airplane and blankets were super comfortable. Most importantly the flight was on time."
Pros: "Flight crew, as always, was excepcional."
Cons: "Ground crew a bit stressed out for the many delayed flights that Avianca is having. Boarding process disorganized with people breaking into the line because of the flight delay."
Pros: "I was surprised and very disappointed to find out that last part of my business class ticket was economy. I chose business when buying the ticket Chicago-Lima and enjoyed first part Chicago to Quito but was downgraded for strange reason from Quito to Lima. Not sure if this was done by Kayak or Avianca"
Pros: "Very courteous & helpful"
Cons: "Old recliner seats."
Pros: "They held the plane for late connection."
Cons: "Food in Business Class was barely edible. A tired old plane."
Cons: "Waiting time in the aeropuertos....de Buenos Aires to Cúcuta late 18 hours!!!! In flight it does not reach half of that time!!!! The small seat and no much inclination!!!"
Pros: "Arrived on time, smooth ride great landing"
Cons: "no issues. all fine."
Cons: "There was a 4 hour delay"
Pros: "The flight was ok"
Cons: "The cancelation"
Cons: "Awful food, entertainment, and on board service"
Pros: "Quick boarding, friendly crew, good airplane, and flight on time, which allowed us to make a very short connection ( less than an hour between flights)."
Cons: "Seats recline very little, food options limited, and flavour of food was not very good."
Pros: "It got me from Point A to Point B, so credit for that?"
Cons: "There were zero vegetarian food options. Entertainment was a shared screen between a dozen passengers. These planes need a fire upgrade."
Pros: "The check in process, plane and quick scheduled connection flight"
Pros: "Great service, comfortable seating. I was provided with a blanket, decent warm meal, and wine during my 5 hour economy flight. Very happy. Would certainly recommend."
Pros: "Salimos a tiempo Avión moderno"
Cons: "Falto amabilidad por parte de la tripulación"
Pros: "all the crew was extremely friendly. The meals were delicious and my vegetarian request was honored. All the flights had meals even though some of them were strange times, and a good beverage selection was also offered. The in-flight entertainment was pretty top-notch. Great ticket price though, and somehow I lucked out and had some free seats next to me in some of the flights. very friendly staff and crew."
Cons: "all the flights that I was on didn't even start boarding until about 20 minutes before the plane was supposed to take off. This resulted in all the flights I was on being around 45 minutes to an hour late taking off. The cabin size was very small, it was hard to fit my stuff in the overhead compartment. not a lot of legroom and for a 6 foot one guy, this was a bit of an issue and I had some intense leg pain from my position. for the low-cost flight that I got I did have some seemingly out-of-the-way layovers and they were also quite long. would be great to see airplanes that The option to choose a bunk bed instead of a regular seat so that you could rest on redeye flights or just take naps in general."
Cons: "They don't let you finish your meal. Please wait more time before taking away the meal tray. Thanks"
Pros: "same comment as previous"
Cons: "same comment as previous"
Pros: "Staff was friendy. It was on time"
Cons: "The plane was a quite old one."
Pros: "Good organization, very punctual."
Pros: "Short duration, fast luggage delivery, perfectly on schedulle."
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "I had an emergency row seat, giving me more space."
Cons: "This was an older plane both SFO-SAL and SAL-SFO. The ride back had tv screens every 5 seats or so."
Pros: "Food was excellent. They gave me dinner and a snack. High quality food. Staff members were really polite."
Cons: "Entertainment was really poor. Seats didnt have a screen to watch movies or music."
Pros: "flight was good."
Cons: "The wait in between flight is very long. For this return flight the wait at Lima airport transfer was nearly 11 hours. The wait at Bogota airport transfer is about 14 hours. Both of these airports had earlier flights BUT your booking service chose the MAXIMUM WAIT time at these transfer airports."
Pros: "great onboard service and on time arrival"
Pros: "Extra space because flight was relatively empty"
Cons: "Old plane with bad facilities. Had to use plane earphones because plane only had two prong headphone that only displayed one ear audio if you plugged in your own headphones. No neck rest for head on seat. Entertainment system was slow to respond and had problems throughout the flight (needed to be reset by crew). Overall just an old and outdated plane, which was terrible for an international flight - especially the longest of my 3 legs home. Once again, entertainment was far too limited. Only one recent hit movie, which I already watched in my 1st flight during the 16 hour journey."
Pros: "Never use this airline"
Cons: "Never use this airline"
Pros: "yes good"
Pros: "Yes. Was excellent."
Cons: "They ran out of dinner selection options and beverages"
Cons: "The only thing that disappointed me was that I had no access to the lounges. I had hoped to be able to use the first class lounges since I had booked business class but I was not allowed in any of the airports."
Pros: "crew member was rude"
Cons: "Being polite"
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."
Cons: "The communication could have been better. If you have to add on 1.5h of flighttime due to an extra stop for refueling, you should tell the customer that information! Lots of people missed their connections, shuttle buses etc because we didn’t get that information!!!"
Cons: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "Bad food. Smells awful, cheap. Poor wine. Don't serve anything rather than bad food. They seem rather disorganized. Captain and copilot were okay. They landed the plane."
Pros: "The crew was friendly."
Cons: "The seats feel like they are made of a composite of concrete and bent metal rods. I couldn't get comfortable in the economy plus seats on the 7 hour flight from San Francisco to Panama City, and on the return trip, I was in first class...and the seat was uncomfortable there as well. It was like sitting on a concrete park bench for 7 hours."
Cons: "That my ticket said my departure and arrival were a certain time and they were different with out them notifying me of the changes."
Pros: "The meals were good!"
Cons: "Copa Airlines"
Cons: "NOT GOOD NOT RECOMMENDED BAD CREW"
Pros: "On time Orderly process Friendly/helpful crew"
Cons: "Recent movie selection was not as robust as other airlines but decent still"
Cons: "They said the flight was delayed by 2 hours but then decided to board all of a sudden. We somehow made it but still ended up missing our connecting flight. Food was pathetic with no vegetarian options. Groups of people were split up and not seated together. Complete mess!"
Pros: "Boarded on time, arrived early, good breakfast (with fresh papaya) and a turkey melt for a lunch snack. Great choices for movies, tv, music. A bargain."
Cons: "De vuelta hubo sobre venta de pasajes (18) en mi vuelo que causo incertidumbre"
Pros: "leg space. Still serve complimentary food, although mediocre."
Cons: "Hottest flight ever been on. Temperature felt like I was still in Panama the whole flight."
Pros: "The stewardess gave us a row of seats after noting that my husband and I were in two separate rows."
Pros: "Everything was on time and since we didn’t arrive in till 11pm the food helped in not having to search for a place that was open. They served 3 small meals on a 7hr flight. Impressive"
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and attentive. The food service was decent. We were given a breakfast which was a choice of omlette or crepes. That was later followed by a snack of burrito or sandwich. Omlette was the better of the two and both snack choices were good."
Cons: "My row of seats did not recline. Nowhere during the booking and seat selection process did it ever state this. All the other rows of seats reclined just fine, even the seats in front of us reclined which made it even more cramped for us when they did. I booked my tickets and selected my seats online way in advance and had I known that particular row could not recline I would have chosen another seat. I'm just not happy with how Copa did not communicate this during seat selection. For the record it was row 10."
Pros: "food staff right time start"
Pros: "Poder dormir tranquilo porque habíamos dormido en el suelo por haber perdido el vuelo anterior, y esperar el que nos consiguió el counter de Copa, diciéndonos: "lo único que puedo hacer es no cobrarles el nuevo pasaje""
Cons: "Haber perdido el vuelo por culpa de Copa y por haber incomodado a 2 personas de edad ( mi esposa de 68 y yo de 72), sintiéndonos degradados de tener que dormir en el suelo por ser 1a vez de estar en Panamá y no disponer de dinero extra para un hotelucho."
Cons: "Didn’t like the options available, reduced"
Cons: "I didn't like I could not choose my seat."
Cons: "Everything qas good"
Pros: "All of it"
Pros: "Same as above. Good service."
Cons: "My first plane was delayed. Then the flight delay exceeded to where I'd miss my next connection. Then I changed flights once the connection was going to be missed and had a narrow margin to catch the newly assigned connection which was the last flight to town. The flight leaving SF was delayed to where I missed my last flight and had to stay the night in Seattle. It seems all of this could have been resolved if I could have gotten on an earlier flight, which I was trying to do since 4:00 that day. I didn't end up leaving SFO until 9:00 pm"
Pros: "On-time departure and arrival Friendly and accommodating staff"
Cons: "Old plane. No charging USB connectors"
Pros: "Excelente communication from the front cabin to passengers"
Cons: "Clean restroom"
Cons: "Nothing everything was good"
Cons: "Meals Chatting and gossiping of crew"
Pros: "Staff was courteous, smart and accommodating. All staff were bilingual in English and Spanish. Everything was clear and easy to understand."
Cons: "The dinner meals could have been better. But this is a minor detail. I would happily fly Copa Airlines again and plan to do so."
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Biggest problem was the inappropriate advice given in Sint Maarten by Copa employees about checking bags in Panama. This caused us to have to buy a new piece of luggage to transport something that couldn't be carried through security. Apparently TSA requires additional screening beyond the normal airport security for Tocumen. For Copa employees in Sint Maarten - whose only flights are to Tocument - to not know this is absurd. There was also an incident with duplicate seating that was handled extremely poorly. I was not involved, but it occurred on an adjoining seat. I finally resolved the problem by giving up my seat. Tocumen airport is not an airport that I want to see again. The security - as indicated above - is not up to standard, the flight listings are ridiculous (6 screens all showing the same flight information and never progressing past "M" In the alphabet, way too much duty-free shopping and way too little other signage. It's off my list."
Cons: "We needed more water."
Cons: "Copa cited some airport restriction on number of people they could accommodate on the plane due to weather and how this was handled and processed by the ground crew was just terrible. This affected a number of passengers -- 30 or more, by my estimates. And it started with the leg from Panama to San Francisco not checked in automatically and getting placed on standby. The call center did not offer a suitable explanation for the airport's weather restriction. As a frequent flier on the Star Alliance, I have not seen a situation handled as poorly as this. The ground staff seem very poorly trained to handle what seems to be a frequent situation. And despite most affected travelers being there early with a layover began to resolve this only 45 min before the flight. My appetite to fly Copa from San Francisco has vastly diminished. And so has the desire to fly through Panama City, if weather is as fickle as they say it is."
Pros: "I was bumped from an overbooked Copa flight and was offered another that would get me home at 1am (rather than 3pm) or an overnight stay and a flight the next morning. Instead of trying to find a way home from the airport (a 1+ hour ride) in the middle of the night, I opted to stay in Panama overnight. Copa put me up in a very nice Sheraton in downtown Panama City with a pool, several restaurants, a casino... They gave me $20 per meal I'd be staying for (lunch, dinner, and the following breakfast), arranged a shuttle to and from the airport, and, the best part, a $1000 voucher for future flights with Copa within the next year - enough for two more round trip flights."
Cons: "Communication was minimal or false. When I checked my bag, the agent told me that I was being placed on standby because of a weight limit on the plane. She assured me that the flight wasn't full and that I would absolutely get a seat. When I got to the gate, there was minimal information available, but about 12-15 people were on standby, including two families of 4 and 5 people. The agents were ill-informed and didn't immediately explain why so many of us were on standby and whether anyone would make it on the plane, or what the other options were for those who wouldn't make it on the plane. Eventually four or five people boarded, another few got moved to a later flight, and 6 including me were put up in a hotel. Betzy, a gate agent for Copa at Tocumen, was absolutely wonderful and so helpful and informative with all of this."
Cons: "Only middle seats available; couldn't be seated next to travelling companion."
Pros: "The flight was good, but there were not a lot of entertainment options, Also, no blankets were offered on the either flight."
Pros: "Lots of leg space and room!"
Pros: "Everything perfect"
Pros: "the food and inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Not much leg room"
Pros: "Nothing at all."
Cons: "I arrived at the gate 1.5 hours in advance to get my seat assigned. They had already determined that I was not going to board the plane because of overweight. Obviously, instead of taking less cargo they decided to leave 15 passengers behind. My flight was supposed to leave at 9am and it wasn't until 12pm that I got my new flight. This one was out of Panama at 18h so I ended up arriving at my final destination, PDX ,about 14 hours late. Besides waiting on the new schedule I had to argue with them for another couple of hours to get a hotel room. I made it to PDX one day later but my luggage did not make it. Of course, I couldn't make it to my office that day. To make things worse it took two hours on the phone to get to a person on Copa's the customer service only to tell me that they couldn't do anything on the phone I had to go to their office. The only inconvenience is that their closest office is in San Francisco."
Pros: "The seat was uncomfortable and the flight was full. The crew was okay. Friendly enough."
Cons: "Next time I will fly first class.. More legroom"
Pros: "The staff was nice and helpful"
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable and not enough space. Not ideal for a long flight"
Pros: "Flight left on departure and on board air cooling system was much welcome. Cabin crew were polite."
Cons: "Cabin was untidy, goodness knows what was stowed away at the back of seats towards the rear of the cabin, so rear of cabin was unwelcoming. Cabin crew should keep some overhead lockers for their own use. Poor sound quality on Inflight entertainment, either that or Headphones were poor. Food portions were painfully small (lunch of chicken risotto) AND I found pretzel flavoured breakfast bap unpopular."
Pros: "Read above"
Pros: "Comfortable and on time"
Cons: "My suitcase was ruined in transit to Kansas City. The help desk basically asked me to leave my bag behind for three weeks to see if they can fix it. They had no means of looking after the contents. Was I suppose to carry my content???This was ever so frustrating since the suitcase was brand new. Then the lady told me that my warranty on the bag will cover the damage. It was obvious she was not willing to help and did not have a clue what she was doing thus I just logged the complaint and had by suitcase sorted out the San Francisco Airport. They were very helpful."
Pros: "After all these years, still love United!"
Cons: "Loved everything!"
Pros: "The service was great."
Cons: "Check in staff was dismissive and not helpful at all at first."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food quality"
Pros: "The staff was pleasant"
Cons: "We were delayed several times and deboarding came with a delay. Missed work and missed school."
Pros: "On time."
Pros: "I checked in by phone and was able to print out my ticket at a kiosk, quick and easy."
Cons: "When checking in by phone it can get a little complicated. When they ask your name the computer was not able to understand my last name, unfortunately."
Cons: "I'm still at the airport !!!"
Pros: "My seat"
Cons: "Snacks weren't very good"
Cons: "Almost ruined my trip and lost a day of vacation"
Cons: "The worst travel experience ever."
Cons: "Lost my bag"
Cons: "Comfort?? What comfort?? This will be the last time I'll use United !!!"
Pros: "No one smiled or looked like they were happy with a plane full of vacationers"
Pros: "Download the United App (before takeoff! Or you'll have to pay). The App has some good movies and you can watch them free of charge."
Pros: "The airline personnel was very helpful to my father."
Pros: "Covered the required distance in time"
Cons: "Need individual TV screens. No one came for "Call to attendent" button for 30mins. i canceled it . Just needed water. United and Lufthansa need to look at Singapore airlines. They operate very professionally."
Cons: "It was delayed 3hrs!"
Cons: "Poor seat selection options."
Pros: "Was a nice trip"
Cons: "All was good"
Pros: "Everything worked. Smooth process. But online check in didn't work well for us."
Cons: "Online check-in."
Pros: "Newer planes"
Cons: "More and better snacks, should provide pillows"
Cons: "Kayak suckssssssssss"
Pros: "The price...for once, a weekend to SF was reasonable!"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "You are required to pay to watch the tv. It's free with Delta."
Cons: "Late by almost an hour"
Cons: "Horrible overlay"
Pros: "I was content"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me"
Pros: "Not much to go wrong so not much to complain about. On time, smooth, pleasant, ideal!"
Cons: "Flew on 747 not as comfortable and enjoyable as the dreamliners."
Pros: "My bag 14 lbs over limit. Cost me $125.00 more. United is rip off."
Pros: "Food was good. Legroom was good."
Cons: "Lack of water."
Pros: "Attendants were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "One of the attendants was pushy and rude."
Pros: "Able to reserve later connection"
Cons: "Got to destination very late"
Pros: "First time I traveled in business class with United Airline. Except food for vegetarian (those are not eating even eggs.) was not satisfactory."
Pros: "Good service and no-hassle boarding"
Cons: "Really old plane. Terrible food. First class seat not very comfortable"
Pros: "Movable head rests"
Cons: "Dripped water on me from the air conditioning system, no outlets available"
Airlines flying from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to San Francisco have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
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