Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to San José
American Airlines, JetBlue and Delta have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to San José Juan Santamaria Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines and Delta do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to San José Juan Santamaria Intl.
The cheapest airline ticket to San José from the United States in the last 72 hours was $104 one-way, and $182 round-trip on the route from Fort Lauderdale to San José. The most popular route is from New York to San José and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $221 round-trip.
In general from United States, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines fly the most to San José. The most popular route is from the United States, and United Airlines & American Airlines fly this route the most.
San José Airport is 9 miles from the center of San José. View on Map.
San José is served by San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, also commonly referred to as Juan Santamaria, Juan Santamaria Intl, Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Juan Santamaria, or simply San José Airport. The airport code is SJO.
San Jose International’s Power Suites are the ideal work stations for business travelers trying to fit in a dash of work prior to boarding their flights. The work stations feature built-in power outlets and frosted glass to give you a sense of privacy, even in the middle of a bustling airport.
San Jose knows that service animals are more popular than ever before and, as a major airport in a major urban area, they have to be ready for this influx. As such, there are multiple pet relief areas located both inside and outside the airport. The outside pet relief area even sports faux fire hydrants to give the area the perfect ambiance to make it a comfortable space for visiting service animals.
California truly is king when it comes to the modern food wave that has hit the U.S. over the past couple decades, and San Jose International Airport certainly matches that reputation. San Jose classics such as San Jose Joe’s and The Brit can both be found within the terminals. Better yet, travelers can expect the same quality that they would find back at the original restaurants.
Ever wondered who the people behind all of San Jose International Airport’s art are? If so, check out the Airport Public Art Program Audio Tour. You can access and listen to interviews of the artists themselves, all the while perusing the wonderful and eclectic art at San Jose International.
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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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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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: "Easy check in, and boarding process."
Cons: "Very good experience with Avianca"
Cons: "My screen wasn’t working."
Cons: "The fight got delay. They made me loose my connection and then made me wait 9 hour at the airport just to make a change on my schedule. The people from the Avianca counter in Miami is the worst. Also, when I arrive to Lima, got my luggage an one of them was terrible broken with the things that were inside. Will never use AVIANCA in my life!"
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"
Cons: "Al good"
Cons: "Delayed !!! Hours!!"
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"
Cons: "The airplane was terribly dirty and disgusting"
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"
Cons: "2 and a half hours of company owned delay. Very little explanation in situ."
Pros: "Avianca an excelente company"
Pros: "All was amazing"
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: "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: "everything is so very good"
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: "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: "Never answered the numbers I called when I got to the airport ended up having to rent with another company"
Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"
Pros: "la puntualidad y el buna atención."
Cons: "Flights were delayed"
Pros: "It was a good trip.. Thanks!!"
Pros: "Staffs were so kind and professional."
Cons: "punctual arrive"
Pros: "Flight, plane, and crew were great."
Cons: "MEX customs was a nightmare."
Pros: "Everything was fine except I ordered an aisle seat and was given a middle seat instead. The person who did get aisle played a war game for my territory with his arns over the arm rest and his refusal to get up whem the window person needed out. Next tine I will demand my aisle purchase is hononored"
Cons: "My aisle purchase being respected"
Cons: "The person who was sitting next to me. Lol. Jk. The guy was a riot. I know you can't control that. Anyway, everything was great"
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "A more organized boarding process"
Pros: "Crew was good, food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment, I saw the Wifi stuff when I bought the ticket, but there was no internet connection there. Besides, no movies, no screen... boring."
Pros: "Crew was very attentive & polite."
Cons: "Online seat selection."
Cons: "Be in time, over 1 hr delayed."
Pros: "The checkin counter staff tried their best to get me a seat for this oversold flight"
Cons: "The TV screen on my flight was broken. So no TV."
Pros: "Checking was fast and easy."
Cons: "Seat cushions were super uncomfortable."
Pros: "Crew were nice and attentive, smooth flight."
Cons: "Bag fees, food was uneatable and lack of ability to choose seats, all are narrow! Going through security a nightmare as usual. Definitely last choice when flying to/from Miami."
Cons: "Over booked"
Pros: "Decent on flight entertainment"
Cons: "1 hour delay in the flight"
Pros: "Luggage was found that was good"
Cons: "Horrible day nobody here to guide you or help you and then charge you an arm and a leg."
Pros: "I like they that they actually serve a small meal on board and the inflight service much better than US airlines. Service in the air is excellent!"
Cons: "Ground service not the most efficient. Especially rude was the darker complexion lady in charge of boarding the flight at the counter on NOV 19 at 12:35 pm flight from Miami to Mexico City. She needs to be repremended or closely observed on her customer skills. I fly a lot and don’t come across to many like this lady."
Pros: "Flight on time, all personal was very helpful and kind"
Cons: "No choices for breakfast and the one served on first class not so great."
Cons: "that my ticket was managed by Just Fly when the Kayakpage said that the ticket is Aeromexico's. I will not use Just Fly anymore and Kayak risks me going directly to Aeromexico or other airlines if they are not transparent with the vendor."
Pros: "Ease in ticketing."
Cons: "The hardest part was the long layover. I didn’t dress warmly enough, so I had to keep moving!"
Pros: "Quick es and punctuality in the flight."
Cons: "Bad service on the staff, no charging station and screen on every seat."
Pros: "They are always on time and they are one of the few flights that include a meal in flight when traveling national."
Pros: "Servicio. Puntualidad."
Cons: "Todo bien"
Pros: "Food, entertainment, leg room much better than any US airline. Crew is smart and efficient."
Pros: "Average flight. Nothing special."
Cons: "No entertainment system. Nothing Thanks I bring my Ipad. Spend play Solitaire."
Pros: "The services and attention were very good. The flight was in time."
Cons: "I do not have any negative feedback about this travel. I felt good about it"
Cons: "Rough Landing"
Pros: "The fly was good."
Cons: "The experiente to arrive at Mexico City airport is always the worst one. The airplane takes much time to arrive at the finger, the lines are too big, the luggages takes much time to arrive..."
Cons: "No spacefor carry on bag"
Pros: "Vuelo acorde con el horario establecido"
Cons: "Regular atención del personal en el aeropuerto"
Pros: "Very nice flight attendant"
Cons: "Crew standing in the back talking to each other with their backs on us"
Cons: "delay due to late arrival of crew entertainment system not working properly"
Pros: "No waiting at the counter. Personal assistance. TSA preference. Free coffee and cookie.Thanks!"
Cons: "Small seats."
Pros: "Ontime and pleasant"
Pros: "It was a direct flight."
Cons: "The delay when departing, and the attention of the flight attendants. Also very limited kind of beverages."
Pros: "Service was friendly and very attentive"
Pros: "La comodidad la amabilidad de las personas."
Cons: "La comida"
Cons: "Every time I would fly out in Aeromexico we never payed for luggage I don’t know why they changed their policy to charge for every bag."
Pros: "Nothing. We’re not there yet"
Cons: "Everything. AM customer service is beyond horrible and unhelpful."
Pros: "The ticket counter heavy set with black hair, I think her 1st or last name start with "JA" is very very ride and unprofessional. In the middle of taking care of me and my wife he walk away and said., I'm going to the back, let someone else take care of you. Please call me to get the full detail @ 954-501-5998 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Cons: "Ticket counter employee at Miami international airport are very rude and unprofessional."
Pros: "5 stars to the supervisor Octavio"
Cons: "The rest of the Team do not know what customer service is"
Pros: "The snack - such as it is - is certainly a step above what I get when I fly the same route on United. Also the entertainment system is much better, and free! Cabin staff are friendly and efficient. The seating is about the same as on every other airline. I was in steerage for the Mexico City - San Jose leg. A lady was seated in my window seat when I boarded, and seemed surprised when I insisted on reclaiming my seat (She had the middle seat). In contrast to Mexico City, the San Jose airport is a model of efficiency. Immigration is rapid, luggage comes out on the carousel in good time, and best of all there is a duty free shop right in the luggage claim area, so it is unnecessary to buy liquor ahead of time."
Cons: "Mexico City is a terrible airport to have to pass through. Everyone has to go through Immigration (similar to US airports in that regard) even if just in transit. However, they have few officers there, and almost half of the available booths weren't even manned. The result was chaos, with the immigration hall filled with grouchy travellers, and other travellers stuck in aircraft waiting to disembark. Expect to be stuck in Immigration for a minimum of an hour after landing; maybe plan on 1 1/2 hours just to get through Immigration and Customs. And if you are making a connection, whatever you do don't go through the sliding doors on the other side of Customs - I made that mistake once! I speak Spanish, so the following comments are not coloured by language difficulties ... Security staff are unfriendly. While there is supposed to be free wifi in the departure lounge, I couldn't figure out how to use it. A gate agent told me there wasn't any free wifi, all the time standing beside a sign that said there was. I was also singled out for a spot check of my hand luggage right in the jetway. The unfriendly lady doing that search so disarranged my stuff that I couldn't find my Kindle when I got on the plane, so was without my planned reading material."
Cons: "My flight was moved around then cancelled and I didn't know. I also never got a refund for the flight so I really didn't know! Then I got to the airport and said that they canceled my flight but they got me on a new one for the first leg to Mexico City but then there were no flights for my second leg to Cabo"
Pros: "Everything. Everybody very helpful"
Pros: "1. Food was and drink was decent 2. In flight entertainment was good 3. Crew were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "1. Flight was delayed over an hour due to flight crew arriving late 2. Paid for a premium seat and space was just as cramped as a non premium seat 3. Boarding was a free for all no control by staff for boarding zones.. Also when are airlines ever going to learn to board passengers from the rear to front first? 4. Mexico city landing was terrible, we all felt like the rear of the aircraft was fish tailing"
Pros: "Un pequeño retraso a la salía de México, sin mayores inconvenientes"
Pros: "I was impressed and very happy the flight was early. I had low expectations with Aeromexico because in the past every flight I took with you was delayed or late."
Cons: "Better bag prices"
Pros: "Excelent cree"
Cons: "They are overbooking flights."
Cons: "At checking the machine wasn't reading our passports and then we also got charged for luggage at security while the desk rep said that was not applicable."
Cons: "Use American Airlines"
Cons: "Todo! Everything"
Cons: "- they call for parents and children’s and later they forgot us at the side. - No AC... - Bad Actitud from the stewardess. - 1:30 waiting for my baggage. - Incomplete luggage."
Pros: "It's pretty cheap until you have to pay for your bag, carry on, food, seat, counter assistance, etc."
Cons: "My flight was delayed and the crew and the company had different versions of the situation, plus if you sum all the extras you need to pay I'm no longer sure if the flight is still cheap."
Pros: "Flight attendants were great"
Cons: "Todavía estoy en Fort Lauderdale no pudimos cojer el vuelo por un imprevisto en la carretera y a pesar de que llegamos 40 minutos antes el personal nos atendio demasiado mal no nos quisieron solucionar de ninguna forma es la primera vez q utilizamos esta aerolinia y su personal no sabe nada de servicio al cliente ni mucho menos de humanidad todavía estamos aquí en FLL viendo cómo solucionamos por nuestros medios pasa una vez dos no y más q pensábamos seguirlos utilizando y recomendarlos pero veo q lo q les interesa en asegurarse el dinero en sus cuantas y NO el bienestar de sus clientes"
Cons: "Helen the superviser dont let me go she is no good superviser no good no frienley no nathing"
Cons: "Flight cancelled"
Pros: "Timely and efficient boarding"
Cons: "Bare minimum but no complaints"
Cons: "They didn't have a 1st officer present and could not get a hold of him. Instead of telling all the passengers, they decided to let us board and made us wait forever before they finally told us we didn't have a 1st officer. After all this they told us to get off the plane and they would let us know when to board again. Finally after the flight had been delayed almost 2 hours, the 1st officer arrived, we boarded and were on our way."
Pros: "The flights where on time"
Cons: "The lauggage I checked in arrived in San Jose completely demolished. I can't even carry it anymore. There is a big whole in my bag pack, so my close are hanging out and the shoulder strap is ripped of completely."
Pros: "STAY AWAY FROM THIS AIRLINE NOT WORTH THE SAVINGS AND YOU REALLY DON'T SAVE THAT MUCH AFTER YOU PAY FOR EVERYTHING"
Cons: "THIS IS A HORRIBLE COMPANY"
Cons: "No beverage additional seat and carry on charge."
Pros: "Capable friendly crew."
Cons: "Seat/space too small"
Pros: "Everything it was nice"
Cons: "We were super delayed and the crew was very unhelpful. Wouldn't keep us updated and didn't know what was going on."
Cons: "The crew handled the situation poorly."
Cons: "Spirit canceled the flight and had to find me another one"
Cons: "Witnessed one very rude flight attendant. Additionally, the airline couldn't spare buying a few pens to help people fill out customs/immigration forms. Most uncomfortable seats I've ever been in."
Pros: "Getting to destination safe."
Cons: "Too .many to talk about. But the main thing is the airplanes are uncomfortable. The seats are awfully tight. The carryon baggage fee is highway robbery. I cannot wait for more competitive flights from Ft Lauderdale to Costa Rica. I only use Spirit for my Costa Rica trips."
Cons: "At check in. My return flight was on another airline. I had to wait over 1 hour to speak to someone to get a boarding pass because the kiosk would not let me check in"
Cons: "Delayed, poor service"
Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Pros: "So many add ons - you have to pay for a carryon. No upholstery on the backs of seats, tiny tray tables, no free water. Crowded. But we landed safe."
Pros: "The crew was fine , not recleaning seats which is horrible in a night flight . The plane looked new"
Pros: "Terrible customer service. Rude agents, poor understand of regulations, awful management."
Pros: "Not the seats"
Cons: "I don't know from which forbidden bowls of the earth Spirit conjured up these forsaken seats, but the wizard who did so much have been through a fresh divorce because these chairs are built from hate and spite. If you get off the plane with out needing to see a chiropractor, Spirit hasn't done their job."
Pros: "I like veey much the Crew and the counter attention I can't rate the entertainment for this flight, we didn't have any."
Cons: "I would like to have a free coffee or soda"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "crammed space, small legroom"
Pros: "seats need better cushions"
Cons: "12 hour delay because of volcano ash. No other airlines delayed trips, and in fact upon arrival, the immigration official laughed and asked me if it was true that Spirit told us that they couldn't land when everyone else came in like normal all day."
Pros: "Good price, arrival on time. It is a nice flight if it is a short time on the air. No food, no fancy seats but the price for a little over 2 hours flight was ok."
Cons: "The take off was late, but the arrival was almost on time."
Cons: "Everything, complete lack of professionalism. You shouldn't even list this airline as an option. My trip was hell."
Pros: "I loved the crew they where amazing ! They made the whole flight laugh and feel special ."
Cons: "I didnt like that they dont give you anything to drink at all pr anything to eat for free"
Pros: "a flight attendant was attentive"
Cons: "$82 for overweight bag; wouldn't let me remove stuff"
Pros: "The aircraft was clean and the crew was nice"
Cons: "I was seated next to two heavy individuals, I couldn't even move I felt like I was suffocating, worst experience of my life"
Pros: "Friendly staff to makeup for the unprofessional services of the airline two and a half hour wait to checkin."
Cons: "What a waist the plane was full and we all had to get off the plane with all of our items..I tried to print my boarding pass on line but their system crashed and was not up to finish on line."
Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""
Cons: "Not only do you have to pay extra to sit next to your traveling companion but I was also forced to pay an additional 40 bucks in order to leave San Jose CR. All other airlines include these taxes/fees in their ticket prices. Please factor in an additional 100 bucks for any Spirit prices once additional taxes and landing fees, baggage fees, seat costs, etc. also remember they wont even give you a free soda or 1 peanut on the flight."
Cons: "I have flown spirit a few times and each time all the staff from ground to stewards... are unfriendly, unhelpful, sour people. i believe it's because of your management style. I fly southwest and delta often and their staff is happy, helpful, delighted to be of service. while your fares are low, it's only 100$ more to fly better. and you coverup charges like departure taxes that are included with other fares in other airlines, so, hence, the fees, add up so quickly, it's become easier and more cost effective --even-- for the budget travelor to fly other airlines. we need friendly people in airlines. folks who love their jobs and treat each other respect. you can do a whole lot better Spirit airlines. really. everyone is becoming disgusted with your service."
Cons: "Arrived at the airport three hours early and still only just made the flight. When we arrived the lines were out of the door and we had to stand outside with no shade in 90 degree heat for half an hour until the line finally led us inside. We flew with Spirit two years ago to Mexico and experienced exactly the same issues. We thought this might have been a one off and so gave them another try this year. Never again. There are never enough agents at the desk and $50.00 per bag is ridiculous. For three of us, $300.00, OUTRAGOUS! I looked for lines at other airline desks and there were none. Don't be pulled in by the prospect of a cheaper flight. By the time you have taken into consideration all the extra charges for luggage, checking in online and selecting your seats, one of the most expensive carriers in the airline business. Seats don't recline and no padding!"
Cons: "On top of the general and unavoidable things that make spirit awful like the ridiculous prices you end up paying with all its extra fees, for a very poor experience, the planes are rarely on time. Mine was an hour and a half late, luckily this was a small delay compared to my last experience with Spirit. I don't know why I booked with them again but I won't be making that mistake anymore."
Cons: "Seats don't recline. High fees for luggage."
Cons: "All the extra fees for baggage."
Cons: "Baggage fee"
Pros: "The best part of this flight is that the boarding agent switched my seat at the last minute. I had been talking with a gentleman inline and we were getting along fabulously. When it came time to board, I told him it was nice talking but we were on opposite sides of the plane. The woman taking our tickets said "Let me fix that". I usually fly a different airline and prefer that other airline in every other way, but THIS was the best case of customer service I have ever received from any airline personnel."
Cons: "By the time we landed, my back was sore. Really uncomfortable seats. This is Spirit so I expected that there would not be any free water or snacks, yet that is still disappointing."
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