Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to El Salvador
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 21% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$458||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
El Salvador has reopened its airports on September 19 with enhanced health protocols (wearing of mask at all times, social distancing, and temperature checks).
El Salvador will not allow entry to non-resident foreign nationals that have been in the UK and South Africa in the last 30 days.
All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure to board the flight, except travelers younger than 2 years old and travelers with a diplomatic, official, service, or special passport. Consult with the airline for full details prior to travel.
Travelers with a negative PCR test result will not be required to quarantine upon arrival.
There are currently 2,700 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in SV and 1,854 deaths as of Mar 1 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
Avianca, United Airlines and ANA have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to El Salvador. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to El Salvador.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to El Salvador takes 7h 39m, covering a distance of 1940 miles. The most popular route is Los Angeles - San Salvador with an average flight time of 4h 50m.
The cheapest ticket to El Salvador from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $55 one-way, and $133 round-trip. The most popular route is from Los Angeles to San Salvador and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $171.
Avianca, United Airlines & ANA fly the most frequently from the United States to El Salvador.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is San Salvador (100% of total searches to El Salvador).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Everything was just fine"
Pros: "Entertainment makes flight go faster. Many choices"
Cons: "the Food (. Snack) not the best choice of ham empanada and rice chips plus something else I didn’t even tried."
Pros: "Had a row upgrade"
Cons: "Ground personnel at IAH should handle luggage misplaced better. Had to wait 90 minutes for luggage to appear, since no one was able to explain why it never came out on the carrousel."
Pros: "Ir was ok"
Cons: "It was noisi. Entertaiment components are bad."
Pros: "They were so organized calling the people by group ,"
Pros: "Todo muy bien gracias muy profecionales."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Love Avianca!!!"
Cons: "My mom Cancelled our trip because of a broken leg and getting a refund is a absolutel NIGHTMARE I might have to think twice to plan a trip again cause of an injury and refund"
Pros: "All, except the entertainment. It's wasn’t nothing to watch"
Cons: "The entertainment. Poor."
Cons: "Avianca workers at the El Salvador airport were awful, not only could they not speak english, but they were rude and unhelpful."
Pros: "smooth transition .."
Cons: "Wished the seats has more spacing."
Cons: "It was delayed 2 hours"
Pros: "Good time and good customer service"
Pros: "On Time, Great Staff"
Pros: "Avianca is a great company will definitely fly with them again."
Pros: "check in was a breeze. United had very long lines.....everywhere we went in Central America"
Pros: "very good"
Pros: "It's was nothing extraordinary"
Cons: "Not individual TV"
Cons: "To wait"
Pros: "The staff was extremely nice and made conversation with us. Everything was prompt. Planes were clean and comfortable. Couldn't ask for anything more! Avianca is one of my favorite airlines!"
Cons: "Loved everything!"
Cons: "El desayuno estaba un poco frio"
Cons: "Check in luggage has change, there should be a notification of how many luggages you are permitted prior to purchasing or be able to purchase extra if needed prior to arriving at airport"
Pros: "Staff was nice. Relatively comfortable, good movie selection"
Cons: "I'm vegetarian, only ham and cheese sandwich"
Pros: "Going from Washington DC to Lima, Peru with stop in San Salvador is great because break the trip in half and San Salvador is a small airport. Going to Peru my two planes were very comfortable and with good entreatment"
Cons: "No blankets on my way back"
Pros: "Arrived in time and Departure too."
Pros: "on time departure and early arrival"
Pros: "Friendly staff, nice snack, free checked baggage."
Cons: "A delay of one hour."
Pros: "No problems, no hassles."
Cons: "The TV shows and movies available are nice, but the equipment doesn't work very well. Sometimes the controls are not responsive, and sometimes the video freezes for a long time or the sound turns off. If you restart the video, you can't skip back to where you were by touching the progress bar, you have to wait for it to fast forward to where you were."
Cons: "I was not informed of having to pay $150 extra for having a surfboard, very disapointing"
Pros: "Good personal IFE system and comfortable seats on A330. The meals were surprisingly tasty."
Pros: "People were really nice"
Cons: "No veggie choices"
Pros: "Su atención"
Cons: "Los asientos un poco incomodos."
Pros: "Attendant was courteous."
Cons: "Boarding process"
Pros: "Touch screens."
Cons: "The row I was seated was extra small and didn't recline. It was by the emergency exit. The seats are visibly smaller and the ride was so uncomfortable"
Cons: "My bag was left in Miami. Fortunately Avianca will deliver it tomorrow."
Pros: "I'm still in El Salvador!"
Pros: "Puntualidad, poca cola, ayuda para ubicar asientos"
Cons: "No hay muchos asientos en la sala de espera de El Salvador. La gente se sienta en el piso No se ofrece bebidas peruanas ni colombianas La oferta de peliculas puede ser mejor"
Cons: "Ham and pork come from the same animal. Have a vegetarian meal option. Get more movies."
Pros: "It was fine, but my tv didn't work. Which I didn't mind so much because the movie selections were slim."
Cons: "I wasn't able to pick my own seat so I got a middle seat"
Cons: "Para bebes es difícil viajar los lineamientos para sillas de bebes"
Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "long delay in boarding"
Pros: "The tv is good addition Comfortable chairs"
Cons: "Menu could have been improved"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "The cabin temperature was very hot"
Cons: "More food more room - but hey that’s what we always want"
Pros: "Comfort and service was great."
Cons: "The severe delays was frustrating and not getting enough information about it."
Cons: "The bathrooms smelled every time someone opened the door. Febreeze, please!!"
Cons: "5 hours delay. Most of that time we were on the runway. We even had to deplane and board again. We were given all kind of excuses till the pilot himself said that this is unheard off !!"
Cons: "Left A bag behind in NY"
Cons: "Late taking off. Let's leave on time"
Pros: "The cAbin attendant was really good"
Pros: "I have no complaints. Not on"
Pros: "Timely, clean"
Cons: "A little chaotic at boarding time"
Pros: "The food and the service"
Pros: "After being redirected and behind on travel plans due to weather and missed flights this was a welcomed relief. Everything went as planned and staff was very helpful."
Pros: "Food and movies were good."
Cons: "Didn't leave on time."
Cons: "Price to get a little more space"
Cons: "Lack of legroom in economy"
Cons: "Terrible staff"
Pros: "Great upgrade program"
Cons: "Slow unloading of luggage"
Pros: "Excellent job"
Pros: "So many movies to watch. Keep it up!"
Cons: "The food was too sweet and salty."
Pros: "Layout of aircraft."
Cons: "USB port barely accessible. Also, it didn't seem to work."
Cons: "Everything was on time, but we had to sit on tje runway for more that 30 mins which made us late all around. But aside from that everything feom Delta from dropping of bags to Landing in Miami was perfect."
Pros: "Friendly and cleanliness."
Cons: "Cold drinks were warm."
Pros: "Efficient hop to Boston"
Pros: "movie choices are great"
Cons: "the people sitting behind me kept talking about dying from the aircraft, it makes me uncomfortable."
Pros: "The boarding was efficient"
Cons: "Three hour departure delay. No explanation given. No apology."
Cons: "This is possibly the worst airplane food ive ever had. Ever. The chicken didn't look nor taste like chicken and it was in some weird green chickpea sauce?? Very unpleasant."
Pros: "Pilot almost barrel-rolled us climbing out of JFK, so if started well enough.... Ground assistance (wheel chair) left me with a badly bruised left big toe and I didn't think we'd ever get through the TSA. The pat-down I received was more like a sexual assault and I didn't even get a happy ending. We made it to RDU, so the exercise was a success, but it was a huge hassle."
Cons: "After reading the good things, you need more bad?"
Pros: "Everything up to departure. Sat in line for almost an hour."
Cons: "Strangely cold!"
Pros: "Una hora de retraso"
Cons: "Una hora de retraso"
Pros: "Movies- pro staff"
Pros: "Plane was comfortable"
Cons: "In order to leave airport on time (plane came in late) they claimed overhead space was full and that remainder boarding passengers had to check their bags. (Bags to be picked up in baggage claim) When walked into plane saw plenty of overhead space for carryons!"
Cons: "Too old aircrafts"
Pros: "Every thing went well thx"
Pros: "The only airline that I'm aware of that still offers: • free snacks • free checked bags • free meal and drinks on international flights"
Pros: "Although I am a vegetarian, It was nice Delta was serving sandwiches."
Cons: "Everything sucks all the prople that work in check in are sucks, they were mad rude"
Pros: "wifi on flights"
Cons: "the exit door is not sealed properly so it was freezing ! so mush so that a nice layer of ice was created along side the door with me next to it. tons of fun. its super long and their is no food or video screens. bring yourown"
Pros: "Delta is one of the best airlines I've flown with. Staff is very helpful, and customer service and amenities are tip notch."
Pros: "The two ladies who were initially boarding passengers were excellent. They had wonderful people skills, were smiling, and extremely personable. I loved the interaction."
Pros: "It's nice to be theoretically in zone 2"
Cons: "Boarding is inconsistant. At JFK it was like boarding a plane in China. Everyone congested at the front. One Delta person taking tickets. Two Delta people not helping her. We boarded slowly, partially because people STILL refuse to check bags that are not carry on bags. We left late. Why have zones at all? Why have carrying rules that you don't enforce? Why did we pay $25 a bag if you don't enforce this? Food choices are funny, especially the "tapas". Whoever thinks THOSE are tapas should Google the word tapas. Delta reportedly earned 746 million in the first quarter and you charge for everything and still can't come up with decent food for us to BUY?"
Pros: "After flying American Delta was an miracle. I didn't have to spend the night in the airport. It was on time. Everyone was nice & helpful. Easy."
Cons: "Still waiting to take connection"
Cons: "Better entertaiment system"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "Baggage lost."
Pros: "Premium economy was excellent service, great food, and nice wide seats with legroom"
Pros: "The stewardesses were very polite and helpful"
Cons: "6hours delay and no reimbursement. It sucked! Thank you."
Cons: "No individual screen. It would have been nice to know that beforehand. It was an unpleasant surprise."
Cons: "Cramped seats, AC blasting and constant sting breeze. Food and service awful."
Cons: "The fact that one could not book either an aisle or a window without paying significant sums is ridiculous - an additional $74 for a window seat and some were considerably more than that."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Pros: "one more bag"
Pros: "Priority boarding."
Cons: "Food is horrible at AA, in special breakfast!"
Cons: "Too little room for legs and cabin was colder than usual."
Cons: "My Chair would not recline it was broken and was crushed every time the guy in front would lay back on his cause I could not move mine!"
Pros: "In general everything was good."
Cons: "There was no menu to know ahead what was coming so I could have decided before the meals came"
Pros: "Overall easy navigation."
Cons: "More signs for terminal to terminal navigation."
Pros: "Cookie hehehh"
Cons: "Passengers too crammed in closer together."
Cons: "Seats were too small which made it hard to get comfortable."
Cons: "Limited recliner Small seats"
Cons: "Your partner vayama doesn't provide the terminal or airline. Went to Iberia/ terminal 7 just to realize it was AA/terminal 8."
Pros: "Fast once we were airborne"
Cons: "Delay without explanation, then sitting on tarmac for 40 minutes."
Pros: "Not one thing"
Cons: "Ancient aircraft Bad food No wifi No chargers Seat won't incline Seats were falling apart"
Pros: "It was comfortable, nice staff and had a meal as well"
Cons: "Airfare.com is very difficult to deal with."
Pros: "The economy seats were relatively spacious and had a full TV menu and outlet to charge devices."
Cons: "For a red eye they could perhaps ask people to turn off their lights, but it doesn't matter."
Cons: "No usb or wall chargers. No inseat entertainment and glitchy wifi entertainment"
Cons: "The seat was extremely comfortable."
Pros: "It's nice to see a large corporation getting back to the basics which helped their company grow CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!"
Cons: "The airport waiting times through TSA check points. It's over kill and an obvious reason just to extend employment. Reminds me of the old saying " the criminals are running the asylum @"
Cons: "Always delaysd"
Cons: "It was one hour late."
Pros: "Everything went smooth"
Pros: "Efficient checkin. Left on time."
Pros: "Every thing."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Once we boarded, business class was very good."
Cons: "Food was pretty bad, dinner and breakfast. No taste at all."
Pros: "No delays, speedy boarding and off boarding."
Cons: "Nothing..it was great."
Cons: "Movies broken has to change seat"
Pros: "Terrible porque no pude viajar ayer"
Pros: "Everything overall"
Pros: "found out upon boarding that my $97 ticket was for a business class seat. Awesome"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hrs"
Pros: "i have to pay $90 for my seat"
Cons: "It was a headache!"
Pros: "does not have compensation during my stay, sad"
Pros: "Everything except what I didn't like."
Cons: "Delayed departure"
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. Gate change at last minute. Then the PA wasn't working in one spot but worked in another and instead the gate agent chose to yell, not very loudly mind you, what group was next. Many missed their queue to board."
Cons: "breakfast was horrible"
Cons: "Very conjusted seats"
Cons: "Muy mal servicio, no dieron ni agua solo galletas vencidas ni una bebida, muy mala experiencia no recomiendo viajar en UNITED"
Pros: "Staff was very pleasant"
Cons: "We booked together, but did not get seated together. What is up with that???"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth and fast"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline"
Cons: "Airline did not provided information ahead of time related to carry on being checked on the gate bc of size. My carry on was small and still was checked at the gate because the aircraft did not have space for it. I was not provided with that information ahead of time"
Cons: "They didn't event get drinks out to the whole cabin from Newark to Boston. Paying for Internet was ridiculous for all the other fees I had to pay. There was NOTHING to o on the plane at all with out paying for it."
Pros: "Free movies and TV shows between Newark and Houston"
Cons: "That the first checked bag is not complimentary."
Pros: "We were on time and that was great!"
Pros: "it was very comfortable"
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "The plane was delayed and it was very annoying to get to Grand Rapids late."
Pros: "Boarding was confusing"
Pros: "A very smooth ride"
Pros: "It's was quick."
Cons: "Delayed a bit but mostly ok."
Pros: "On time Skilled pilots Smooth landing Accommodating staff Pleasant"
Pros: "The girls at boarding area watched Tucker while I had to go back to the security area to get bracelets that I had forgotten they treated him like a king"
Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff."
Pros: "A little better"
Cons: "The mixed snacks were horrible."
Cons: "Kayak failed to alert me that MCO has an A & B bagge pickup areas and did not indicate which area I would find my luggage."
Pros: "I was surprised on how clean the plane was, considering it was an express. The attendance were pleasant as well."
Cons: "How small the snack bag is."
Pros: "Absolutely Nothing"
Cons: "Everything nothing was pleasing it was torture"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "The boarding process was on time."
Cons: "Everything united Airlines sucks"
Pros: "On time boarding"
Cons: "Seat space"
Cons: "Updates to delays not informed in a mannerly order"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "It was very hot, it seemed as if the AC was broken."
Pros: "We arrived almost an hour early! I didn't know that was possible!"
Cons: "They had us wait in the runway for almost an hour not good when you have arrived airport not organozed"
Pros: "Just the boarding was ok"
Cons: "This was a horrible experience I hope I never use this airline again."
Pros: "Not to crowded"
Cons: "Delayed for electrical problems. Not enough food on board. Squeaky seats."
Cons: "Long layovers, could have been shorter. Also not a huge fan of the tiny bag of snacks."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and ground staff was respecrful"
Cons: "Seats are way too small and I am only 5ft 7 inches short."
Cons: "Take off delayed due to traffic"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "The delays"
Pros: "On time!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Nothing stood out"
Cons: "Late departure once again"
Pros: "Great service. Very comfortable seats!"
Pros: "The cost."
Cons: "Attendants didn't know how to work Directv sets so no one on plane had programming. One attendant thought it was a touch screen and it wasn't. Another said she would reset the system but never did."
Pros: "Very friendly and comfortable"
Pros: "The service was awesome!"
Cons: "Seats were too hard"
Cons: "Movies should be included in price or significantly cheaper. Maybe some basics included with newer movies costing $2.00 at most."
Pros: "The movies said they were supposed to be free."
Cons: "Yet two minutes in I kept getting kicked off."
Pros: "The schedule was timely"
Cons: "Am 6.4 ft my leg did not fit in the chair"
Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "Fair was little high for this flight"
Pros: "All good. 1 stars for food and entertainment cuz there was none, at least food only for purchase. Understandable though."
Pros: "Inexpensive with no frills. Efficient boarding gate processes."
Cons: "Luggage cost more than round trip airfare. Online seat selection was difficult."
Pros: "I've flown Frontier before & you are a great airline."
Cons: "Cuatomer service front desk and we arrive earlier! Fast!"
Pros: "I have a small bag on the plan n they charge me 60 dolllar for that it not fair"
Cons: "They don't have a good service"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Easy and quick boarding"
Cons: "Small legroom, crowded"
Cons: "They lost my luggage."
Pros: "We got here early"
Cons: "Nothing free even drinks"
Pros: "no free drinks or snacks, everything is an extra charge. no hospitality. the workers were helpful though but didn't smile much"
Pros: "Everything was well run and ontime"
Pros: "Staff was very friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Food options were awful, especially for what they charge for food."
Cons: "It was disgustingly dirty. They have striped down all perks, which is fine... it should make it easier to maintain... so maintain the plane! Gross! And what a horrible landing! Perfect weather and I nearly lost my lunch! We fly frequently and thought we would give this a try. Big mistake!"
Cons: "Uncomfortable, charged for everything. Not the Frontier of old."
Pros: "It is so annoying that frontier is constantly trying to sell you something. Other airlines sell things drinks or food but they are discreet. It's like frontier staff are working in commission."
Cons: "Everything. Terrible since they got bought out. Used to be a great local airline but not anymore."
Pros: "It finally got me to my destination."
Cons: "45 minutes and no bags"
Pros: "friendly people Pilots were great"
Cons: "Checkin lines long. Wrong boarding passes given. Bag checked in wrong when I wS there four hours early."
Cons: "Garbage airline"
Pros: "Attendants were very polite"
Cons: "Waiting too long for the next fly."
Cons: "Late - behind schedule and the online check in wasn't working correctly."
Cons: "Passenger in front of me was very obnoxious and smelled"
Pros: "Frendly service"
Cons: "No peanuts? ?"
Cons: "Worst travel experience of my life"
Pros: "What did you like? nothing"
Cons: "What didn't you like? everything"
Cons: "It was a surprise to me that now even carry on luggage is charged. Please make that clear up front -- before purchase"
Pros: "Good Service in a general."
Cons: "As a continuous improvement: Cleanliness into the plane need to be improve :(. Trash under the seat and aisles was observed."
Pros: "N/A Jose Sanchez 305-763-6132"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding"
Cons: "had to pay for both baggage check...and carry on.....little to much!!!!!.....but overall it was a good experience ...."
Cons: "Charged $45 for a carry on is BS! Didn't even get a glass of water. Won't be flying Frontier again. There are other choices!"
Pros: "Nothing...it was horrid"
Cons: "Being nickeled and dimed to death."
Cons: "The price of beverages/food."
Pros: "Everyone was courteous."
Cons: "Did not know that a carry on cost extra money. No complimentary drinks. Wish things had been more upfront when ticket was bought."
Cons: "Bad service"
Cons: "The plan is extremly small. No wifi or entertainment"
Cons: "I'm homeless and they made me throw away my belongings instead of checking my baggage"
Pros: "The low price"
Cons: "There is no entertainment at all"
Cons: "You can't charge people for carry on. Cheapskate"
Airlines flying to El Salvador 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 to El Salvador
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to El Salvador
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to El Salvador
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to El Salvador
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to El Salvador