Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Costa Rica
Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air.
Travelers must complete the digital Health Pass 48 hours before boarding.
Travelers must have a travel insurance with coverage of COVID-19 treatment and accommodation costs. Check Visit Costa Rica website for more details.
Costa Rica has eased their travel regulations and removed the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus.
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Expired residence permits (DIMEX) with category “permanente" are extended until 11 January 2021, with categories “temporales" and “especiales" which expired after 18 December 2019 are extended until 11 January 2021 and with category “estancias" which expired after 17 March 2020 are extended until 12 February 2021.
For information on visas, refer to the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners.
There are currently 49,596 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CR and 3,365 deaths as of May 9 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
JetBlue, American Airlines and Emirates have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Costa Rica. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Costa Rica.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Costa Rica takes 5h 58m, covering a distance of 2136 miles. The most popular route is Los Angeles - San José with an average flight time of 5h 31m.
The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $69 one-way, and $198 round-trip. The most popular route is from Los Angeles to San José and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $262.
JetBlue, American Airlines & United Airlines fly the most frequently from the United States to Costa Rica.
Because Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a popular destination, there are a handful of ways to get there. One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to get to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is by flying into San Jose Airport and taking the 4.5h bus that departs from the Terminal Atlantico Norte.
US nationals do not require a visa to stay in Costa Rica for less than 90 days. What you will need is a valid passport and a ticket for your flight departing from Costa Rica (back to the US or onward to another country) within the 90-day timeframe.
USD is widely accepted in tourist areas of Costa Rica, but Colones are the way to go if you’re going out of heavily tourist-centric areas. USD can be exchanged for Colones at the airports in San Jose and Liberia, but you can often get a better exchange rate if you simply make purchases with USD and receive your change in Colones, which is common practice.
There are a handful of different airlines that offer nonstop flights to Costa Rica from the US, and each flies out of a different hub city. There are nonstop flights to Costa Rica from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando with Spirit Airlines, from Miami with American Airlines and from Orlando with jetBlue.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The seat was super amazing"
Cons: "The service was amazing"
Pros: "Comfortable roomy seating, very clean plane"
Cons: "Honestly nothing... One of the best flights I've ever had"
Pros: "Very friendly crew and the plane arrived in Costa Rica 30 mins early!"
Cons: "I have a JetBlue credit card and I’m very disappointed that membership to the credit card does not offer priority boarding or zone A or zone B boarding. I was in seat 6C and had boarding zone E! Every other airline sponsored credit card I own offers some form of priority zone seating; even Spirit!"
Pros: "Entertaiment was good, seat was ok"
Cons: "Internet could be faster."
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "I missed my original flight due to weather and JetBlue booked me on the next one but it wasn’t for another 24 hours. I only missed the flight by a few minutes but the crews were not communicating with each other that they had a passenger arriving for that flight. Because the delay was weather related, they wouldn’t provide accommodations. And it was 1 in the morning. So I missed a whole day of my trip and had to sleep in the airport. I will not be flying with JetBlue again."
Cons: "Not taking over 5 hours to get to my destination."
Cons: "Vuelo atrasado y el avión no servia el televisor."
Pros: "yes is beautiful"
Cons: "Several departure time changes, and one gate change, and a long hold before takeoff. Just bad luck."
Cons: "Monitor people with more than one piece,using up the over head space"
Cons: "Need to update their plane interiors with more modern technology. 20 years ago JetBlue was state of the art, but they haven't kept up with the times recently."
Pros: "Seat and air were good. Window was clean for looking out."
Cons: "I am 5 ft tall. An attendant could have offered to help me put my bag in the overhead. Instead they just watched while I struggled and stood on the arm rest."
Pros: "Great legroom."
Cons: "My headphone connection didn’t work."
Pros: "Nice room"
Cons: "Food service"
Cons: "Lack of overhead bin space, had to check my carry on and it got a little dinged up."
Pros: "Very accommodating very nice and attentive"
Cons: "Very cold on the plan , no place to charger your cellphone , not enough baggage room"
Pros: "I was able to rest."
Pros: "Comfort and food"
Cons: "The delays before entering the airplane so that we aren’t stuck"
Cons: "The boarding process"
Cons: "I was group A and the 1st seat and had to put my overhead luggage in the back. Also the boarding was a cluster F**k of a mess. So horrible."
Cons: "Gary was his name. I went up to go to the bathroom, I had heard the announcement prior to that and no one had mentioned anything about seatbelts or staying in my seat. I made sure before I got up. As I get up he approaches me and said "you need to stay in your seat, began to shake his head,"they mentioned it like 5 times", he then said. I really dont appreciate the attitude. It's not what you say it's how you say it. Work on your attitude Gary from JetBlue"
Pros: "The entire traveling process"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Delay and 4 hours in the craft upon arrival to Chicago"
Pros: "Everything was on time and I slept the whole trip."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight."
Cons: "Bad, bad and the worst"
Pros: "The fact that the flight was short"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and helpful"
Cons: "Delayed flight and confusion trying to board the plane"
Cons: "Ive been traveling with jetblue for years, but lately everytime their flights are always delay"
Cons: "Seems to be a problem between airline and county. Differing info about gate location."
Cons: "The delays"
Pros: "Good boarding and got to my destination early"
Pros: "The boarding was good"
Cons: "The food service was very poor."
Pros: "Large space"
Cons: "Old plan"
Pros: "Overhead space"
Cons: "departure was very late same thing happen coming back they were late,but the most upsetting was that they lie insulting our inteligent."
Cons: "Could've had us out the next morning on latam but they kept us there another nite. We missed half of our hunt in Argentina. Worst airline!!!!!"
Cons: "My bag is lost"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "No satellite TV en-route."
Pros: "On time to Bogotá and quite comfortable."
Pros: "What a difference from the cut rare airlines! We had been taking spirit in the past, but am so glad we used jet blue this time. We never got the feeling of just being cattle herded to a destination. Using a real airline is the only way to go!"
Cons: "the sandwich was cold, they should have used the microwave"
Pros: "The seat was very comfortable"
Pros: "El entretenimiento"
Cons: "La actitud de algunas azafatas"
Pros: "The process to board is in disorder. I feel It is possible to do better the next time."
Cons: "For me when you do the Check in process and you choose your sits, they have to respect your selection all the time."
Pros: "The crew, and the service was great!"
Cons: "Our seats were in front of an exit aisle so we were not able to recline the seats. The people in front of us were able to, so we were very cramped! Had barely any room and had to sit upright the entire flight."
Pros: "Easy check in, and boarding process."
Cons: "Very good experience with Avianca"
Cons: "My screen wasn’t working."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "They left all my bags in Miami, i dont know when im going to get them, this is not aceptable"
Cons: "Un vuelo donde lo bajan a hacer 2 veces migración , aviones incomodos y pésimo servicio abordo"
Cons: "3 cancel flights"
Cons: "4 hours delay"
Pros: "I liked that the crew where nice and congratulate the mountain bike team of Costa Rica who had won second place in the panamerican games"
Cons: "I push the "call the stewart" bottom and they never came to me.."
Cons: "Al good"
Pros: "Excelente servicio nada"
Pros: "ejaron mi maleta y se pudrio todos los alimentos como quesos prossuto"
Pros: "Avianca es la aerolinea que prefiero y continua siendo"
Cons: "Las aeromozas tienen muy mala actitud, parece que uno les está pidiendo plata."
Pros: "faltando una semana antes del viaje la aerolinea me envio un correo electronico diciendo q mi vuelo habia sido cancelado., que tendria q salir un dia antes o esperar en otro pais no mi final destino por mas de un dia.,.. es inconsebible q suceda esto., compre mi ticket por adelantado desde septiembre y me encuentro a dias de viajar con esto., que irresponsabilidad de esta aerolinea., despues de llamar por mas de 5 veces con 5 diferente personas... por fin llegamos a un acuerdo de cuando me podria ir... el dia original era 18 de diciembre estoy programado para viajar el 23 y con la persona q hable mi itinerario es Mia-SanSanvador-Tegus... en el WEB dice MIA-Nicaragua-San Salvador - Tegus... voy a recorrer practicamente toda centro america para llegar a mi desdtino final... nose a quien echarle la culpa... a KAYAK"
Cons: "Late for no reason. Boarded late, arrived late"
Cons: "Cobros indevidos...depende de como se levantó de humor el supervisor.así le cobran al pasajero..viajamos 11 personas y solo a mi me cobraron equipaje extra....todos viajamos con 2 maletas...."
Cons: "no issues. all fine."
Pros: "Due to hurricane"
Cons: "I never got to my destination on the date I want it"
Pros: "The flights wers on time"
Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Staff help us tho resolve some troubles with wrong name on check in."
Cons: "Wrong name in check in on line"
Pros: "Impressed from the checking to the smooth landing. Clean airplane, pleasant stewardesses, on time."
Cons: "2times was cancelled and I have to Stay 2 nights in Bogota"
Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"
Pros: "Being moved to a copa fligth"
Cons: "They had us 3hours con the plain and after that it was cancelled. Several people lost a full day of work no responsability from Avianca."
Cons: "Me perdieron DOS maletas!!!!!!"
Pros: "Attention and servicio"
Cons: "No Complaints."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Really bad orange juice. Blankets were gone, they claimed to run out of them. Didn't got the Costa Rica customs papers."
Pros: "Left on time. Arrived 10 minutes early. Boarding was efficient."
Pros: "It's was nothing extraordinary"
Cons: "Not individual TV"
Cons: "we still havent take. iff"
Cons: "My seat did not recline"
Pros: "The complimentary blankets and pillows"
Cons: "The crew constantly putting our window shades up"
Cons: "2 and a half hours of company owned delay. Very little explanation in situ."
Pros: "It is a pleasure to flight with Avianca Aerovias, always on time and the crew was very professionals."
Pros: "Avianca an excelente company"
Pros: "All was amazing"
Pros: "Crew and entertainment options were great. Aircraft was new. Boarding was smooth. On time even though we left 30 min late."
Cons: "The internet was hard to connect to and the gogo options aren’t totally clear."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable and the crew was courteous."
Pros: "Very pleasant crew. Very helpful And always smiling"
Pros: "The Airbus was so futuristic. If you can make it more futuristic, even better."
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to put my bag under when there was plenty of room overhead."
Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."
Pros: "Amazing entertainment display and the boarding process is smooth."
Pros: "Movies were good, once in flight it was a smooth ride"
Cons: "Communicate better during the delay"
Pros: "Can’t do anything about bad weather-we got through despite a weather delay. Crew was terrific."
Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."
Pros: "Arrived on time and smooth flight though it was completely full"
Cons: "Nothing. Every thing was great"
Pros: "Very comfortable seating!"
Cons: "The landing was a bit rough. Lol"
Pros: "Staff are adept at dealing with these issues but it is a systemic problem."
Cons: "Rather than pay luggage fees, people are bringing on their luggage and the flight ALWAYS runs out of space. Suitcases are being moved around right at people heads and more than once I've been hit and seen other people be hit in the head by a suitcase. Getting luggage in place used to be a simple and minor issue, now it occupies much of the time, energy, and attention of the cabin crew as well as the gate crew. I realize this is making money for Delta but the cost is being paid by people being hit in the head with luggage and the crew's unavailability to deal with other issues."
Pros: "Clean plane, quick turnaround"
Cons: "Food was awful. Didn't get my checked luggage in Manila upon arrival, was traced and left in New York JFK. Don't know who messed up with my luggage if Delta connection or China airlines."
Cons: "A 7+ hour delay!"
Pros: "Not too bad once we got on the plane"
Cons: "They make up this lame excuse about a slight delay on the plane arriving and having no flight attendants to get on the plane on time. This delayed our flight by two hours. They need to staff their flights !"
Pros: "No lines at the baggage drop off. No lines at TSA. Efficient and organized boarding. Seat area was clean. No delay, friendly energetic flight attendants."
Cons: "Lots of turbulence on the last 20 minutes of the flight. Captain had warned us. Nothing they can control though."
Pros: "Seats. Service. Timing"
Cons: "No tv screen"
Pros: "Friendly, efficient"
Cons: "All went well"
Cons: "By mistake I booked my ticket for the wrong date Called to change it, wait time was over 2hrs went to the delta app and it cost me $200 to do it. Get to airport and ask for an up grade not possible but if I paid $200 when rebooking the flight I could have gotten one. Snacks were horrible and I have a delta card and was charged $29 to get in plus a charge for my extra suitcase. It’s ridiculous given the amount of money I spend on m card on the monthly basis. Very disappointing"
Pros: "short flight not much to say all was smooth crew was efficent"
Cons: "not a delta thing but passengers drag all these pieces of luggage on making boarding longer clogging up aisles ect. gate agents need to be more strict with people past the allowed limit"
Pros: "Very professional cabin crew"
Pros: "I always love flying on Delta! The service is always excellent. The crew is always nice and attentive!"
Pros: "Thank God I was able to get a refund"
Pros: "Cheking was easy. Service was excellent. Flight was on time and got to New York 20 mins before time"
Pros: "Finally got upgraded!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Pros: "Delta graciously rebooked us on a different flight."
Cons: "Late delayed notification after we reached airport and kept delaying for several hours"
Pros: "We were traveling with a 4 month old lap infant, and the crew went out of their way to warm bottles and be friendly in general. The plane was clean and comfortable, and on this leg of our trip the entertainment system actually worked!"
Cons: "The only bad things were those that were totally out of Delta's control: weather delays and absolutely nasty and rude TSA agents who seemed to understand neither the concept of their Pre-Check system (no dedicated lines and no priority) nor the fun of traveling with an infant."
Pros: "I am not one who enjoys flying. I don't think there ever will be a time that I enjoy flying. However, the pilot, stewards, and all other workers on delta were very nice."
Cons: "I don't like flying so there really wasn't anything I liked."
Pros: "Exit row seat with no seat in front. Was able to stretch legs."
Pros: "Cabin crew were great. Food selection is good and appreciate the snacks."
Cons: "Wish all seats and electrical outlets. Was forced to check my bag at the gate and DID NOT think it was nessesary. There was plenty of room on the plane. They also didn't allow me to take my medicine out before it was checked. Luckily there were no issues with getting it back."
Pros: "Efficient boarding and unloading. Friendly staff. Good movies/tv shows."
Cons: "There was a storm so we flew in circles for over an hour. I didn't see headphones for the tvs (mine are bluetooth so they didn't work)."
Pros: "Pretty much nothing"
Cons: "Delta. They just hate their passengers"
Cons: "My bag was damaged when I arrived at Orlando."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Always a delay with Delta"
Cons: "I will avoid the airline at all costs"
Cons: "No blanket if you're not 1st class lol. I haven't flew in solo long, idk,i thought they were complimentary lol. & cups of water? What happened to the Shasta's lol."
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Pros: "People were nice."
Cons: "I didn't like having my seat assigned at the gate. I booked this flight months ago, but yet somehow I got the very last row of the plan. Which is the noisiest location with the least amount of room. On the flight back they put me in the second to last row, even though there were about 10 seats empty scattered throughout the plan. Made no sense to me."
Pros: "Planes were nice and updated, screens, wi-fi, easy to board, on time! FA were nice and friendly. Delta terminal at Mia was easier to navigate than AA. Liked that they didn't charge for middle seat towards the front. I feel claustrophobic in the back but hate paying extra for seats up front. A long time AA Gold Member, looking forward to more Delta flights."
Pros: "Same as previous flight."
Cons: "Only food available was pretzels. Not even peanuts or cookies."
Cons: "I booked with Delta who doesnt give you limits of weight for the carryon...why since the flight was operated from Airfrance they gave me limits of weight of 12 kg??? one ticket one law pls again, the hostess in my row was very nice, even the steward who was working with her very snob...it's not his job"
Pros: "The hotel I had to stay I. Because of a delayed flight was nice"
Cons: "Delay, delay, delay, delay, no show on the crew so cancelled, delay, delay, delay only to arrive in a different city from my original place of arrival just to go home."
Cons: "The girl at the counter was not nice"
Cons: "They always change the gates, also too many disorders in the gate previous the boarding process, the process it is not clean. They took hand baggage aleatory to send to down and do not ask if we have fragile stuffs there."
Cons: "Maybe less cold the temperature."
Pros: "En realidad todo muy bueno"
Pros: "The seat very well."
Pros: "Very un-experienced Air hostess..They seriously need training. Also they need language training in English"
Cons: "Air hostesses can not understand English, and ATTITUDE is bad . Need massive amount of proper training"
Pros: "Very friendly stewardess"
Cons: "Food. More legroom."
Pros: "The Seat was comfortable"
Pros: "diferente a otras aerolineas, nada, no ofrecen nada mas distinto."
Cons: "todo, mejor atencion por parte de la tripulacion de cabina, mejor comida, avion muy frio, pudieron dar frasadas. aviones sin pantallas personalizadas o mejor entretenimiento a pesar de ser vuelo internacional. deberia costar menos los pasajes para ofrecer un servicio muy muy muy basico"
Pros: "All services"
Cons: "Frist :Late for more than 6 hours in Miami. Second: obviously I lost my connection to Bog-Col , they give me a hotel room whithout A/C and smell like mold for that reason. Third: there is no breakfast in the hotel. Thanks for asking Kayak Bye"
Cons: "No earphones for hearing the movies"
Pros: "Attention very good"
Pros: "everything perfect you guys are the best"
Pros: "Que el avion era de 2 filas conn2 lugares"
Cons: "La comodidad.. Son muy estrechos..."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "The attention with Copa Airlines was great"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding process in Panama is very disorganized"
Cons: "Checking in at Miami was very slow"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "Everything was OK"
Cons: "Premium seating not a good buy."
Pros: "As a non-Spanish speaker we felt well cared for."
Pros: "Fast prompt boading"
Cons: "Tiny meal"
Pros: "luggage politics"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "The snack/breakfast"
Cons: "This airline Lost my baggage and they didn’t help me"
Pros: "Me Gusto la atención el personal el abordeaje"
Cons: "Asientos incómodos y comida fea mala película para el entretenimiento"
Pros: "We actually arrived earlier than schedule. Very impressed."
Cons: "They didn't have coffee or tea"
Cons: "No air conditioning, small gates, too crowded."
Cons: "El aeropuerto internacional de Panama es sencillamente horrible y extremadamente caro y ni siquiera wifi free hay para los pasajeros que como yo tenemos que hacer escala. La señal para llamar por teléfono usando mi propia proveedor. Es un aeropuerto del siglo pasado que ya es hora COPA que tiene su centro de operaciones pongan de su parte para hacer más placentero la estadía en ese aeropuerto; aeropuertos como el CR o el de Bogotá no más sale uno del avión y hay excelente wifi que le permite a uno estar en contacto con la familia."
Pros: "The aireplane in clean. And the people ver y gently"
Cons: "Board not very organized"
Pros: "No delays on departure. Smooth boarding process"
Pros: "Very friendly and professional service combined with good food"
Pros: "the food was ok, the service is poor,."
Cons: "The airport personnel did not help me with adding my miles to my Cops Cinbect card, they said it was no value and that Cops Connect membership want Copa, Worse they broke my expensive Nautica luggage by losing a wheel and my luggage was not even 22 kilos"
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Imformation spoken to fast and completely clear"
Pros: "2 free checked bags, and hot sandwich and drink in coach"
Cons: "Can't think on anything"
Cons: "- Flight delay - ONLY ONE bathroom for economy class -No wheelchair service on arrival ( asked before the flight) -Very bad food"
Pros: "- nice staff - food on the plane"
Pros: "Thank you for offering food, but something's without meat would have me flying copa every time!"
Cons: "Flights were delayed"
Pros: "Not amazing...rather lack of attention."
Cons: "It was 20 of us in the cabin. Better attention? More alcohol?"
Pros: "The pasta was great"
Cons: "Movies with english subtitles"
Pros: "I like how the staff treated me."
Cons: "Unfortunately my seat was the middle one and it was really uncomfortable. But it was my fault that forgot to check-in :)"
Pros: "On time good service"
Cons: "Very cramped seats on old plane."
Cons: "I don’t like the configuration BA is using in Business class. The staggered seating with 50% rear facing makes griping in and out of seats"
Pros: "The crew was incredible"
Pros: "Lots of room, drinks and snacks friendly crew"
Cons: "Heathrow Airport is a nightmare"
Pros: "Customer service was great when I miss my conecting flight they helped me get a new one"
Cons: "The plane was old, and also i ran from my gate to the conecting flight and i missed it. Honestly it was impossible to make it."
Pros: "Food extremely ordinary-crew scarce when needed-stuff “sitting” around when they should be removed-standards of “American airlines” r way below others & should not be-BA whom I booked with should find another partner-Still waiting to be impressed by a NA airline"
Cons: "Service, staff, food. Hoping the return flight will be a bit above the norm"
Pros: "The representative at Miami took forever to get a wheelchair. She did not pay attention to my ticket that states assistant needed until I said so. She was in a hurry n did not give me all her attention. I think she was rude and inconsiderate based on my age or don’t feel like been bothered"
Cons: "The representative at Miami took forever to get a wheelchair. She did not pay attention to my ticket that states assistant needed until I said so. She was in a hurry n did not give me all her attention. I think she was rude and inconsiderate based on my age or don’t feel like been bothered"
Pros: "The crew on the plane were lovely and the service was great. We paid for exit seats so had lots of leg room."
Cons: "The plane was very old and the entertainment system poor. Small screens, no wifi and laggy interface."
Cons: "Delayed again. 3 flights in a row"
Cons: "La pantalla se veía muy borrosa. Un sistema muy lento y obsoleto Necesitan actualizarlo"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and lovely, and all seemed to have a bit of humor to them."
Cons: "They ran out of dinners, and I was not able to check in 24 hours prior to select my seat."
Pros: "The Absolute Best Service I've Ever received on a flight!! I was fed snacks dinner and breakfast! The cabin crew was constantly paying attention to the passengers!! Seats were very comfortable and pillows and blankets were provided!"
Cons: "The layover in London was too short and we missed the follow-on flight due to the flight getting into London late and BA not getting us through the terminal rapidly."
Pros: "We enjoyed the fact that for economy, they offered mixed drinks and wine. Dinner food was excellent. Breakfast not much, but then again I'm not much for breakfast. The seats in economy were comfortable."
Cons: "The screen on the old 747 needs to be refurbished."
Pros: "best vegan meal ever"
Cons: "I missed my connection and was stuck for 12 hours. I was not warned that at nearly 70, I might need help to get to the gate on time. When I was late, the staff told me I should have asked for help.I had no way of knowing. I was told on another flight about the time limit. The lack of variety of entertainment and the quality of the equipment and the picture resolution made was a joke"
Cons: "I tried used assistence and lost de conetion"
Cons: "Flight attendant moved my purse into an overhead bin while I slept They Couldn’t find it for over an hour. Panic. Passport and cash in purse."
Pros: "Certainly not the female airline attendant from Johannesburg to London on 1/4/2018."
Cons: "I boarded the plane and made a mistake by sitting in the wrong seat and placed my hang-up bag in the overhead compartment. When I realized that my actual seat was 10 rows back on the very last row, I moved, leaving my hang-up bag near the first seat. As time passed, I heard a woman on the intercom say something about a lost "jumper". After learning that a "jumper" is a sweater, I asked the nearby airline attendant if the sweater was a navy color, like the one that I had left in the overhead. A female airline attendant came to me, carrying my hang-up bag with my sweater and repeated 4 times that I was lucky because she was about to put my "jumper" and hangup-bag off the plane and leave it in Johannesburg since no one had responded sooner!!!! I was so stunned that I could not say anything. I only kept wondering why would anyone go into the overhead and start pulling things out? Why would someone take such extreme measures and not walk down the aisle, asking every person on the plane, including the people on the back row? This type of thing could happen to anyone. Since I did not have a name tag on the bag and I live in the US, it would have been near impossible to ever find my bag again if left in So.Africa! Plus, the woman went on and on in a very rude & condescending manor when all I could do was sit in shock, wondering why she would take the time to go through the overhead and look for a hang-up bag that does not have a name tag!!!!"
Pros: "BA recognizes benefits earned with AA (OneWprld alliance). Boarding was quick and get to use the launch to freshen up before the trip."
Cons: "Crew was not polite; food was terrible and seat was awful (no space, poor quality entertainment screen and no space for legs)"
Pros: "Food was nice"
Cons: "Poor screen quality, ok selection of movies compared to other airlines, poor selection of audio"
Pros: "Service an excellence"
Pros: "Economy was sparsely booked, unlike WT+ and Vlub World, so I had four seats to lie across, but the armrests don’t fold into the seat backs all the way, so it sounds better than it was. The food is rather poor. Beverage service is excellent."
Cons: "The flight left MIA almost an hour late, and the captain didn’t say why. We arrived an hour late at LHR. I had fifty minutes to change terminals for a connection. What other international carrier operates a hub with international flights leaving from two distant terminals? If my connection hadn’t been late"
Cons: "Everything was fantastic."
Pros: "Deserts were really good"
Cons: "Would be great to have Healthier snacks inbetween the meals"
Cons: "The plane was old with worn furniture, torn material on seats, and non functioning entertainment system"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Boarding was late with no announcement. Entertainment was limited to none existent."
Pros: "- price - crew"
Cons: "- no USB - tiny screens - poor video quality - crappy food"
Pros: "My flight was changed from Philadelphia to London"
Cons: "Little leg space"
Pros: "Great space and sit in Economy Plus area"
Cons: "The check in process in Miami airport. Crowded, slow."
Pros: "Very good experience, will travel with you again."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and they gave enough food and water."
Cons: "We did on line check in, printed the tiket, and they decided to reprint it, and it never work, every time that we used this re-printed ticket doesn't work, we needed to call many time the staff, and in the baggage drop off constantly said that our baggage hast over weigth without weigth it, the scale said another thing, I have the impresion that they were pushing for extra-weigth pay."
Pros: "That the flight only came in 15 minutes late."
Cons: "An old beat up plane in desperate need of renovation especially for a long haul flight. Only one nice flight attendant who tried to help. Others not interested. Terrible seat that I tried to move with no success. Did not eat anything or watch any entertainment. Very unpleasant experience. I have flown this route many times and next time I would fly Swiss through Zurich or Geneva as I have done before."
Pros: "Flight crew was friendly and hard working."
Cons: "Got at the airport plenty of time prior, waited well over an hour in line to get a boarding pass, while the one ticket taker had no sense of urgency. Could have easily missed the flight."
Cons: "No good provisions for infants"
Pros: "Flying BA is like flying any other American provider. The service was good, the food was meager and mediocre. We flew the same route with SWISS Air a few months ago and the seats are a bit more comfy and the food, snacks and drink were more frequent and delicious."
Cons: "Nothing not to like, just have had better for same economy ticket."
Pros: "Very prompt and good communication from pilot"
Cons: "Really nothing"
Cons: "This flight was delayed for 3 hrs which meant I would miss 2 onward connections-- had to be re- booked on American"
Pros: "Clear boarding, polite crew and a terrific set of films and TV shows."
Cons: "6ft 2 frame in economy was very tight and aisle seats have little space next to entertainment base stations. Food was acceptable, no more."
Cons: "BA flight was ok, but as we booked through American Airlines, online check-in was impossible. In consequence we could get only separated seats, needed more time for checkin etc. As we have booked the flight with AA Budapest-London-Miami-Sao-Paolo, and Santiago-Miami-London- Budapest, we faced this problem several times."
Cons: "Absolutely cold flight, AC was like 15 deg. C"
Pros: "Silent aircraft, good indoor climate"
Cons: "Food was awful, boarding takes too long"
Cons: "Departed one hour late from Miami"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 4 hours because maintenance needed to change a tire on the airplane. The delay would have been acceptable if it wasn't for the excuses the airline offered. First, they said maintenance couldn't find a spare tire, and when they did rob a tire from another plane, they said the delay was due to FAA paperwork. These reasons, most likely true, suggest American Airlines (British Airways sub-contracted this flight to its partner, American Airlines) was not prepared to handle such an emergency."
Pros: "The crew was nice and the food was alright. Good entertainment and comfy plane."
Pros: "I made it safely to Barcelona"
Cons: "Where shall I begin? The crew was ok, makes me miss flying JetBlue, the crew can learn a lot from them in what customer service and friendly crew is about!!! In my opinion, if they had the chance to learn, this crew would be the same as they are, because it feels like, get them in and complete the shift. The seat was so uncomfortable that I spent the entire 9 hrs awake. The entertainment was terrible. When watching a movie you can't simply start it when you want so if you miss show time when it started you have to begin where it is...I hope that 1st class is different than what it feels like to ride in coach because it makes me feel like steerage! I most certainly would not take this airline to Europe unless I had better accommodations because being in the coach section sucks!"
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