Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Tucson to San José
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 13m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($330) and United Airlines ($346)
From Tucson to San José, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Tucson , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Tucson you will be using Tucson, often referred to as Tucson Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Everything is good"
Pros: "Nothing, my flight was delayed so bad that if I would have had taken off I would have been stuck in DFW Airport until probably Friday as I would have had missed my flight and all the flights to PR were sold out until the 19th. Luckily my brother was so proactive that he was able to re-schedule a flight for the 19th."
Cons: "If the flight would have taken off on time."
Cons: "Passengers need to DISTANCE 6' and keep their masks on. Which I realize is put of the hands of American. Appreciate the fresh white bag with a bottle of water and crackers. Thank you."
Cons: "Hit heavy turbulence ,scary"
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Cons: "O Hare sucks. Flight always gets delayed."
Pros: "Mechanical difficulty and ineptitude -twice at repairs. Undisclosed landing complications due to runways issues in Phoenix resulting in missed connections."
Cons: "Reasonable arrangements were made for hotel, shuttle, and meal voucher, but the airport was virtually closed for the night and getting to ground transportation nearly impossible. Thank the airport cleaning service who were the most helpful"
Cons: "You could have been on time. You could be accountable. You ruined my wife’s 40th birthday by failing to fulfill you’re end of the deal."
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "Comfy seats"
Cons: "The crew"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Pros: "Fast and professional"
Cons: "Seats are really small, the A/C doesn’t work very well, very uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "The flight itself was good however, the cancellation/rebooking process by the airline carrier was less than satisfactory."
Cons: "The airline carrier was not very accessible. I was on hold for a long period of time (during late night hours) for questions."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable - period. I do not have any type of back problem but I was sore after that flight."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Cons: "Bigger seats. More room."
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Pros: "The crew was nice, there was a lot of room on the plane because it was so delayed."
Cons: "It could be on time."
Pros: "The flight was early."
Cons: "More leg room needed."
Pros: "It got us there"
Cons: "Beverage service was cancelled due to turbulence but I’ve been in flights worse and they kept their service Had to wait long for a ramp at a remote terminal then take 2 shuttles to terminal."
Pros: "The positive attitude. The spirit of happy."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Cons: "The Five hour delay. Especially after we had paid $70 each to get on they earlier flight"
Pros: "Friendly flight crew and pleasant to interact with."
Cons: "Had a significant delay due to wind conditions in Chicago. However, instead of waiting at the gate, we waited over 45 minutes on the plane instead of letting us know about this additional delay prior to boarding. Also, the legroom was laughable, as the person in front of me hit my knees as soon as he began reclining."
Pros: "First class seating comfort and service. Even my flight in the main cabin was relatively comfortable, but I'm a smaller stature person so... On time promise kept every flight."
Cons: "First flight TUS to DFW was delayed by 3 hours causeing us to mist all the remaining flights. Had to scramble to find other flights DFW to LHR and LHR to DUB. We arrived at our destination 10 hours. No reason for the delay was given. Lousey service on AA."
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "The flight crew was nice and sweet for an early morning flight."
Cons: "We delayed in TUS on the runway and in LAX due to congestion at LAX. Nearly half of us had to sprint to make out connections. Luckily, LAX never launches planes on time. More a fault of LAX and it’s inefficiency than AA. Still annoying."
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Good food options in coach."
Cons: "Boarding process (AA in general) needs improvement considering the plethora of groups. Takes too long to board. New seats are downright tiny."
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful and pleasant."
Cons: "No USB ports"
Cons: "No free wifi"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "On time. Nice plane."
Cons: "Not much leg room, seats are narrow."
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Cons: "All. Disappointed to see Etihad airlines declining so rapidly. What used to be my preferred airlines, not anymore and definitely can predict the downfall."
Pros: "Streamlined boarding process"
Cons: "Poor leg room and no video . Older plane."
Pros: "No issues boarding and arrived at the destination a little bit early so I easily made my connecting flight"
Cons: "Flight itself was a little rough at times but what can be done about that?"
Pros: "First class on TUS to ORD flight - very good flight attendant who was very pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable... she remembered which drink I was having."
Pros: "Flew 1st class, everything excellent"
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Cons: "The airline did not inform us that the flight lands and passengers would need to travel by bus to the terminal. Just a surprise. I would like to know when booking the flight."
Cons: "Service was terrible. Uncomfortable and good was not at all tasty"
Cons: "Delays, attitudes, and fees"
Pros: "The friendly personal"
Pros: "Sea was decent and flight on time wot"
Cons: "Entertainment system ridiculous. Doesn't work on Android or 64 bit Windows. Useless"
Pros: "Inflight movies"
Pros: "The food and the crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system, it is outdated"
Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"
Pros: "Clean, comfortable and on time."
Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"
Cons: "I’m 6’3, misty in my legs, so the diminishing legroom is a problem. Can’t afford business class either. You should really have entertainment for a 5 hr flight."
Cons: "I didn't get to get on the flight."
Cons: "Slow boarding, no food no drinks, no tv."
Cons: "United Airlines were curt and unhelpful. The refused to allow me to board my flight unless I arrived at least 1 hour before takeoff. There were 57min until takeoff after I checked in at the counter. I have a trusted traveler card and TSA express."
Pros: "The ease of boarding and plenty of room."
Cons: "Only that the man sitting next to me kept the light on. It was an early morning flight."
Pros: "Más espacio, al menos una película que ver, y algún bocadillo por ser un vuelo de tantas horas"
Pros: "The pilot"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "This airplane was older and it seemed there was more leg room than on other planes I've ridden on. I'm 5'11 and my husband is 6'4. This was really appreciated. Nice attendants. Boarding was orderly the different groups waited in rows. Older gentleman greeted us with Merry Christmas as he took our tickets. Overall nice feeling."
Pros: "Very nice flight attendant and the landing was very smooth."
Cons: "I’m not a fan of the waffle cookies, wish they had a couple of choices of snacks."
Pros: "Good thing it was first thing in the morning."
Pros: "What isn't there to like about first class?"
Pros: "Entertainment worked on this flight! And once again, I had an empty seat next to me - that's always a huge plus so I can stretch a bit."
Pros: "Got me there"
Cons: "Bad knee hurt by end of flgt"
Pros: "The flight crew was very attentive and friendly. Probably one of the nicest crews I have encountered on my flights."
Cons: "Me and this other person were waiting in the back for the two bathrooms to become available. We waited over 10 minutes."
Cons: "Preboarding wasent allowed. They forced me to check my bag in even though it was made for airplanes. Rude customer service. Flight was delayed."
Pros: "Coustumer Service"
Pros: "Apologies and attitude of crew They got me on another carrier so I could get to my destination"
Cons: "Not enough people on hand to reroute customers. Some picky customers took too much time. After an hour they handed out phone number to call and make our own arrangements"
Pros: "The plane took two hours to leave the ground due to weather. This was unfortunate and made the passengers uncomfortable but it was not the fault of the airline."
Cons: "The airline gave all the passengers access to the movies and television channels."
Cons: "My luggage didn't make connnection."
Pros: "So they lost my bag but where super helpful and nice!"
Pros: "Friendly staff, smooth flight"
Pros: "First flight delayed once board to check a broken light. Then waisted 40 minutes taxiing on tarmac in Houston because they couldn't find a gate. Missed our connection. They put us up in a low end hotel overnight. Then we had our morning flight again delayed as we waited for planes to the take off, so further delays. Arrived in Costa Rica 1 hour late. Now with too many other flights so immigration packed and took another hour and twenty minutes (when we finished there was only a 5 minute wait). Thanks United"
Cons: "Coffee and cookies. Moscow mule"
Pros: "It was wonderful plenty of space, legroom"
Cons: "Snack offering was caramely sugar cookie"
Cons: "Fligh delay."
Pros: "Everything worked out just fine"
Pros: "I was allowed to get off the aircraft to collect a bag I left behind"
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Pros: "Since we were the last ones to arrive at the gate because of our delayed flight they had to check our carry-on baggage with the luggage we didn't have locks and nomally what we carry in that bag are fragile or valuable things. They should at least have plastic gauzes or fragile stickers to put on the bags. I don't know the reason but the flight attendants left about the last 6 rows of passengers without pretzels or drinks. There was no device to view movies. Leg space too tight."
Pros: "I was never able to take the flight because of a significant delay in arrival in Tucson and subsequent arrival in Chicago."
Pros: "Nice and comfy seats, good service on plane, fast boarding"
Cons: "No good food and the entertainment was not the beat"
Cons: "Same. No ffood ..poor Service and allso charging. To much for extra weight. $200 for 3 extra pounds. Ridiculous. Also charged for one check in bag..Todo much"
Cons: "Viajar en United es desastroso. Los asientos son demasiado pequeños, yo mido1.57 metros y no me podía ni mover."
Pros: "Helpful employees"
Cons: "Being charged for internet access. Cramped seating."
Pros: "The crew were nice though exasperated with cramped new planes and crowded restrooms. Flight was on time"
Cons: "After three years of flying all around US, realized United is the worst of the three major legacy carriers. I'm star alliance gold and it's still a painful experience. Crew admitted in latest redesign of planes they've managed to squeeze another six seats in coach. My seat wouldn't go back but even if it did, would feel too guilty for person behind to do it - so little legroom on newer planes. They've also cut down on restrooms so for most of the flight there was a line of 5-6 people waiting in the aisle. American Airlines seems to have older planes but at least decent legroom (and I'm not tall - anybody over 5'10 would have to sit at an angle on new United planes!). Been very impressed by Delta's service lately. United feels more like Spirit"
Cons: "I had to go in and out of security 3 times to try to make alternate flight arrangements. The United staff was slow, unsympathetic and made several errors. I spent 7 hours in the airport due to errors."
Cons: "The plane was not prepared to travel; snacks and beverages were note available during our flight because someone forgot to stock the plane."
Cons: "Our flight arrived at LAX 20 minutes early so expected to get my connecting flight on time. Boy was I wrong, we sat inside the plane on the runway for over an hour. It was getting hot inside and people were getting upset about missing their connecting flights. We went around in circles on the runway, about 3 times. As people were getting agitated, so was the stewardess. Also people had to use the restroom, and the stewardess kept asking people to stay in there seats and she begin to lose her cool. What do you expect when your on the runway for over an hour. When people got to go, they got to go. So after finally arriving at the gate, "late" United did get me on another flight thru Alaska which was great. Will I fly United again, hmm I'm sure I will, One bad experience won't scratch them off my list, but I will choose other airlines first and United will be my last resort."
Pros: "Staff is always friendly"
Cons: "We never boarded on time. Houston to Orlando was a nightmare."
Pros: "The cookies"
Cons: "Everything went alright, got to LAX in 1 hour. Felt nice."
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "United put my bags on the next flight to San Jose, so I had to wait an extra 2.5 hours in the airport for the next plane to land in San Jose, Costa Rica while my ride waited for me."
Cons: "The seats were so small, with no space between rows that you couldn't even recline. The tv on the seat in front was so close you couldn't watch it. Miserable flight, and I'm only 5'5"."
Airlines flying from Tucson to San José have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Tucson to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Tucson to San José
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Tucson to San José
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Tucson to San José
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Tucson to San José