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Average price round-trip

$932 (price for this month)

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  • Morning departure is around 65% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying Sao Paulo Congonhas to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.4
LATAM Airlines
Overall score based on 5,338 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
8.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.0
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "I can’t think of any thing else you could do better. You really provide a customer first service. I will always fly Latam and advise others to as well. Thank you."

Cons: "Nothing. All excelent"

Pros: "Smooth flight, arrived a bit early"
Cons: "There was one crew member who was VERY rude to me at the end of the flight"

Pros: "yes"
Cons: "food"

Pros: "Left on time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Love the food, presentation, service EVERYTHING about this flight."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "the seat is roomer than United airline and American Airline. the crew is much younger than other airplane company. the food and service are good too."

Cons: "Flight has been delayed for over 12 hrs. I still haven't left LIM :("

Pros: "A crew member did her best to resolve my problem"
Cons: "My seats designation were changed several times."

Pros: "A good amount of room, really enjoyed that you could check in two 23kg bags free. It helped a lot with the carry on baggage issue (lack of space, too many people wanting to put their too large bags in the overhead bins). Good entertainment selection, they provide headphones which is nice. Comfy blankets. The crew was attentive and patient."
Cons: "Started boarding late but the captain got us to our destination early even in spite of late boarding."

Pros: "Large amounts of movies to choose from."
Cons: "NO LEG ROOM! The worst!"

Pros: "Good short"
Cons: "Better sandwich"

Cons: "I showed up to my flight from Lima and was told by Latam that my flight wasn't in their system. Due to the late hour and lack of customer service agents by the time I was able to get to the front of the line (phone calls didn't go through to anyone) the time had passed for me to even check in. According to Latam, Virgin changed my flight and forgot to rebook my return home. I ended up sleeping at the Lima airport, paying out of pocket almost $2000 and having to fly through Miami. No one took responsibility for the fact my ticket was changed and I wasn't informed - unacceptable."

Pros: "very nice crew, good food and drink on board"
Cons: "There is no VIP lounge in Lima anymore. It is unbelievable that Latam, maybe the biggest operator in that hub, doesn't have a lounge. The layover stunk!"

Pros: "Crew was very nice, attentive, helpful,friendly. Food was good not great. Business seats lay flat."
Cons: "Business seats, when laying flat, were not particularly comfortable. Rather hard. The only complaint."

Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "No leg room, seats go back too far"

Pros: "Maybe, we'll have to see..."
Cons: "KAYAK sent me this email as i sit in a hotel provided by the airline in Lima. I will submit a complaint with KAYAK, for I believe I deserve compensation, especially when this email is sent to me impersonally before a solution to the problem has even been carried out."

Pros: "My movie screen did not work. Those are not my stars on this survey."

Pros: "The plane was comfortable."
Cons: "The crew boarding the passengers did not seem to know what they were doing. I waited in line for over 30 minutes, which at 1 am in the morning was tough. I had my boarding pass reviewed by 3 different attendants. They did a cursory inspection of my backpack by opening 2 of the 15 pockets."

Pros: "The crew and in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Coming from the cuisine of Peru, I expected the food in coach to at least not taste like rubber and have some variety. A ham and cheese pastry for dinner didn't quite cut it. At least they offer free wine and beer."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. We never made it to the last flight because they cancelled our flight home, stranding us (myself, husband and 2 small children) in Ecuador. I have traveled extensively for almost 20 years and have NEVER dealt with such a terrible company with such shady employees. It was unbelievable and we aren't the only ones. Just take a peek at their social media accounts. They don't allow reviews anymore but there is a community of people who have been stranded in South America by LATAM and the link is easily found. They seem to have a ploy to try and get people to buy extra tickets. Seriously a scam. Stay away!"

Pros: "The LATAM entertainment offering for planes without screens was very cool."
Cons: "The plane was older and a little rickety. The gate was unknown until very close to the flight."

Pros: "Glad to have the pillow and blanket. Plane was clean and new. Really appreciate the luggage bins now allow standing up in the middle seat."
Cons: "Food was not as good as other LAN flights I've been on. No fruit in the fruit high season."

Cons: "Both flights were delayed and there were no meteorological problems, I finally arrived in LAX more than 2.5 hours late"

Cons: "Same"

Cons: "They said , the are not responsable for my personal items, this is not acceptable"

Cons: "Latam could not link with American Airlines. It was like I had two separate tickets even though they had a code share with AA. I couldn't get a boarding pass across airlines and my seat assignments were a real problem."

Pros: "They gave me and exit row."
Cons: "Turbulence, but that wasn't their fault."

Pros: "Crew really stood out as exceptional. Friendly responsive and kind."

Pros: "The newer planes with full video made travelling nice"
Cons: "Legroom was a little tight"

Pros: "Crew Attention Last Leg of the Trip (Lima-LA) the Plane 787-8 comfort layout"
Cons: "little delay on boarding without letting us know why? Although did not delay, even arrived earlier, the overall time of the trip."

Cons: "When buying a flight price and the airline on which I fly are the two most important factors.... LAN transferred my flight to AVIANCA and the food was terrible and the flight attendants weren't very friendly in general. The experience was not very enjoyable"

Pros: "Got to see the Lima airport"
Cons: "Even though it was the same exact plane at the same exact flight. All passengers had to get out, go through a security check point, then wait in line to board again. And at boarding all carry-ons were searched by hand, proving that the security check point is useless."

Pros: "I liked the service. On time leaving. And on time arrival. Luggage was ther. No lost luggage. I would do it again for sure."
Cons: "I didn't like boarding procedure. But overall not bad"

Cons: "After pass security, before we were about to boarding, everyone was all waiting for their turn there were many security stuffs showed up and let entire people open their bags before get on the plane. It end up delayed flight too."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They gave my seat to someone else, they overbooked the flight"

Pros: "I was able to move my seat to a middle seat and got to watch."

Cons: "We would watch other people on the plane across the aisle or in front of us get food options but when it was our turn to be served the flight attendants just handed us whatever was closest without asking our preference. If something is unavailable just say so."

Pros: "The food was great and so was sercice. I had economy seats and they were comfortable and I had plenty of leg room."
Cons: "Maybe more movie options but otherwise the whole flight was without fault"

Cons: "Too crowded"

Pros: "Once again, I was impressed with the food and the service. The flight crew was very friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "My entertainment center didn't have audio for one of the movies so I had to use closed caption to read what the characters were saying. I had some issues trying to get the movie to play because the screen froze for a moment."

Pros: "Good movie selection at in seat screen and I was lucky enough to get one that worked."
Cons: "Crew was not friendly. Food was not good. They made me throw out the soda I bought inside the airport AT THE GATE then didn't give enough to drink on board the plane."

Cons: "American Airline did not announce the change of gate in proper time. LATAM on the other hand was very good and smooth"

Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Delay was a drag and bathrooms were disgusting"

Cons: "Flight was delayed due to late arrival of airplane. That early in the morning? Not a good reason."

Cons: "Tiny plane"

Pros: "The schedule"
Cons: "The stop in Lima"

Pros: "Um the inflight entertainment is good. The touch screen is great."
Cons: "Um not enough arm room for economy class. When you're in an 8 hour flight, comfort needs to be a priority. It's not fair to pack a bunch of people in like sardines after paying $800. The service was fine. Some crew members are nice than the others."

Pros: "The best business class seating we've encountered ... tons of leg room, side by side seating arrangements. I peeped into economy and that's not too bad neither. The seats were 3 sets of 3 seats per row. Most other planes would have at least 10 seats across."
Cons: "All passengers had to open their bags to be searched by hand ... didn't we got screened already by the airport? So it took forever to board the plane"

Pros: "Once we boarded everything was super fast!"
Cons: "Delayed without much intel as to why or when we were due to finally get in the air"

Pros: "Good flight! On time! Sit too tight!"

Cons: "It was 1.5h late"

Pros: "the plane"
Cons: "checkin experience, app and web terrible"

Cons: "Landed 45 min ago (with a 45 min delay) and still no luggage."

Pros: "Very efficiently run"

Cons: "Voo atrasado"

Cons: "The boarding process IX too disorganized. No announcements in eff flash. Only Portuguese. They had everybody standing in lines 90 min us period to plane leaving."

Cons: "I had payed for an seat Gol + Conforto and one of the benefits was that the hand baggage compartment supposed to be exclusive to the people that bought this seat, so when I was entrancing into the aircraft one of the people of the GOl crew said that I’ll have to drop my baggage because the flight was full. I told that I had bought the Gol + Confort that have exclusive compartment to the hand baggage and I had showed my receive of the seat but they sayd that this benefits do not exist and took my baggage of me to drop off. It was an absurd and the worse thigh was that when I arrived at my seat, the exclusive space for my baggage was there available for my baggage and I had to drop off because the employee of the Gol didn’t know about this benefit of Gol + Confort seat and didn’t check out if really wasn’t space to my baggage"

Pros: "O lanche foi diferente do habitual e bom."

Cons: "I had two USB chargers at my seat, but neither worked :("

Pros: "O lanche não foi Mãe Terra e isso é muito bom."

Cons: "O lanchinho desta vez não foi Mãe Terra (graças a Deus, pois aquilo é muito ruim), mas só tinha doce (embora bom)."

Cons: "Punctuality. More than one hour of delay"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Punctuality"

Cons: "The flght was delayed"

Cons: "O check in em guarulhos é péssimo e mal organizado. Mais de 40 minutos na fila, mesmo na fila do passageiro frequente."

Pros: "Very stable flight New airplane Excellent flight"
Cons: "Better food / snacks Boarding through finger and not by remote bus"

Pros: "Space"

Pros: "I enjoyed my seat!"
Cons: "They could have started boarding on time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I wasn’t allowed to get on the plane and gol crew members were absolutely no help. Don’t recommend for anyone."

Pros: "Great comfortable seats."

Pros: "The space between sits in the airplane"
Cons: "The timing"

Pros: "On time, entertainment"
Cons: "Comfort"

Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Este vôo tem constantes atrasos na saída do vôo."

Cons: "More efficient check in. Waiting in line far too long at gate."

Pros: "The trip is very fast"
Cons: "I sleep in few time"

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Always delayed with no information as to when it might be departing."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "The flight delayed A LOT."

Pros: "Thanks"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Cabin crew amazing"

Pros: "V confusing to find the gate - signs not updated and total madness when we got there as many flights delayed"

Cons: "Espaço conforto não merece esse título."

Cons: "Delayed Flight"

Cons: "The width of the seats were too small."

Pros: "The crew was nice and professional"
Cons: "no entertainment. No leg room"

Cons: "Just water and pretty small snacks"

Pros: "Thanks! I enjoyed my flight."
Cons: "Not so much Enlish speaking :-/"

Pros: "Perfect"

Cons: "Couldn't check in online because system was down and at the airport they had trouble printing my ticket because of a challenge between kayak (flight network) and Gol. Literally hours wasted."

Cons: "Old plane. One hour of delay. No one explain the reason"

Pros: "Espaço entre assentos"
Cons: "Não tinha entretenimento"

Pros: "Clean aircraft and courteous crew"
Cons: "Did not like being bussed to the aircraft"

Cons: "Gol decided to charge 35 Reals for each checked baggage. As a result most passengers do not check their bagagge and the crew has to do tetris during 20 minutes in order to accomodate all on-board items. This produces tension among passangers and the crew."

Pros: "The crew. They are very careful."
Cons: "They charge me by my baby stroller! They lost part of my bag. Never more I will travel by GOL."

Pros: "A tripulação foi muito atenciosa."
Cons: "Enquanto o embarque está ocorrendo o ar condicionado fica desligado na aeronave, o que provoca muito calor no ambiente. Lembrando que o processo de embarque normalmente demora um tempo razoável. Houve atraso na decolagem e o voo atrasou."

Pros: "On time, good service, comfortable plane."

Pros: "Crew members were helpful"
Cons: "Food was bad and didn't taste fresh. No tea to drink either. Boarding times were usually late but arrival times were as expected. There's no entertainment at all in the planes. No screens, no movies, no nothing."

Pros: "The flight was ok"
Cons: "No entertainment ... food was too cold"

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