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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 47m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on JetBlue ($114) and Multiple Airlines ($128), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on JetBlue ($290) and Multiple Airlines ($299).
For Reagan Washington National Airport to San José, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Reagan Washington National Airport, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "No screens on the plane...for a 6 hour flight. Additionally, the seats are close together."
Pros: "Staff was very attentive at checkin and gate. They were ready for me before I was ready for them! Flight crew was also great. Seats comfortable, plenty if legroom in coach."
Cons: "Everything was excellent - but having not flown Alaska, I was expecting something exceptional. Top rated US carrier, and inheritor of the Virgin America legacy, I expected something more. I've flown VA, and it was an exceptional experience."
Pros: "Always great crew on Alaskan, but this is the first time the pilot updated us constantly and I loved it."
Cons: "Better planning on Reagan and Seatac airports with their air traffic control."
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Cons: "Better snack options for premium members"
Pros: "The leg room is great, seats are comfortable, everyone is super nice and helpful"
Cons: "Having a seat before everyone else boards"
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "Customer needs better control over their seat assignments."
Pros: "I love being able to text while in the air (really reduces my stress when I travel for business and my family is back home). Crew was nice and boarding was easy."
Cons: "2 biscoff foe a 5 hour flight is a pretty light snack. It would have been nice if there was one more item."
Pros: "The inflight movie/tv selection was fabulous!"
Cons: "No food, just snacks."
Pros: "Arrived early, good service, comfortable"
Pros: "Return (2nd leg) was excellent even thought the plane was older and smaller. 1 leg of the flight was just okay. The departure was delayed for half an hour to wait for a late stewardist. Pool performance."
Pros: "The boarding went super quick and the crew was very helpful!"
Cons: "Not many snack choices"
Cons: "Alaska is horrible with scheduling and delayed the flight by 3 hours and then an additional hour for system failure"
Pros: "Entertainment, modern aircraft"
Cons: "Rude and uninterested flight crew, undisclosed bulkhead mid aircraft"
Pros: "All 3 of us (i.e. my wife, myself, and our adult son) got to sit together AND we ALL got TSA-Pre!!"
Cons: "The stewardess did NOT serve grape juice."
Pros: "Very friendly and cordial staff"
Pros: "Organize and easy boarding. The good attention of the crew"
Cons: "The food is in charge"
Pros: "Nothing to say"
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Complete failure to announce that passports needed to be verified. Telling you as you board is infuriating. This was Alaska’s fault, not TSA’s."
Cons: "Everything went smooth, from check-in to landing."
Cons: "Chargers didn't work on either flight"
Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."
Pros: "The in flight crew work hard in providing frequent services"
Cons: "Entertainment—most movies are a few years old."
Pros: "Great otherwise."
Cons: "6 Hours flight. A free meal should be included."
Pros: "The flight was on time. It was quite smooth; and I was able to purchase some food."
Pros: "Comfy and efficient"
Cons: "I do not have any complaints"
Pros: "The purpose of our trip is to be in a wedding. The suitcase may ,or may not arrive in time. I was told it would be delivered to the Costa Verde Quepos, Manuel Antonio hotel. I will be without any clothes for at least two and a half days. Please help! My cell is 209-549-6276, but I don't know if it will work while I am in Costa Rica The suitcase tag number is 10-65-88"
Pros: "Very nice and cheerful folk. The baggage fee for what I could have carried on was waived. Cabin service was attentive. The flight was on time, and my luggage arrived."
Cons: "The child behind me ... but that is not the fault of Alaskan Air."
Cons: "Nothing. Alaska is by far my favorite airline! Virgin is my second favorite. They are now joined. Perfect!"
Pros: "quick boarding process"
Cons: "good options for entertainment"
Pros: "The bisquit cookies."
Cons: "The staff weren't that friendly! Gone are the helpful employees! My daughter's seat wouldn't go back and they did nothing to accommodate her! LAME! Not overly friendly, need to take notes from JetBlue!"
Cons: "I wasn't able to fly Alaska Airlines due to storm in Washington DC. My first flight American Airlines from Charlotte to Washington DC was cancelled. The second flight Alaska Airlines from Washington DC to Portland was delayed, but I never flew. I got a direct flight from American Airlines from Charlotte to Portland instead."
Pros: "The food was good and the flight was smooth."
Cons: "Didn't realize the seat I selected didn't recline because it was in front of the exit row. I sat straight up for 5 hours and 10 minutes. I wish I would have known this at the time of booking. That was extremely uncomfortable. When I asked the crew about it, they said "yup sorry year seat doesn't recline because it's near an exit row." No apologies, no concern, no trying to find an alternate solution. I couldn't figure out how to work the Wi-Fi and so I asked a crew member and she was less concerned about trying to help me figure it out and was more concerned about trying to get me to rent an iPad."
Pros: "Direct flight from DCA to LAX"
Cons: "No easy way to watch movies on long flight, delayed departure and arrival."
Pros: "Staff was friendly and supportive in serving us all."
Pros: "George Yoo"
Pros: "Flight arrived in time to make connecting flight easy tomake."
Cons: "Sat for nearly an hour upon boarding while "problems with caterer" were worked out. It is already a long time to sit in a restricted space. Please don't make it even longer. Also, socializing by attendants at rear of aircraft made any chance of napping impossible."
Cons: "Flight delayed 10 hours due to mechanical problems. They said they could not rebook passengers on alt flights because all flights were booked. Yet when I went on kayak they were still selling seats on these fflghts. This was unconscionable before a long five hour flight to make a 70 year old women sit in an airport with 290 others when their were other options or were the airlines just overselling again so they could boot people off the plane?"
Pros: "Good beverage service"
Pros: "Personal people"
Cons: "I couldn't put my seat back"
Pros: "Warm and gracious crew"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "FA's phoned it in."
Pros: "Renting personal tablets for in flight movies is a good idea. Attentive staff."
Cons: "Flight boarded an hour late, stalled on the tarmac for another half hour."
Cons: "Someone was helping me lead me to wrong terminal, I missed my flight!"
Pros: "I appreciated that the crew came down the aisle several times for beverage and food service, on a long flight. Too many airlines now are "one and done"!"
Cons: "Because you now charge for baggage, people try to carry on too much, and there's no room by the time the last twenty rows board. Your staff needs to ask them to limit it to one bag starting with the first group to board."
Pros: "Very friendly"
Cons: "Tv for the kids"
Cons: "Beverage pacing was odd -- 2 beverage services in quick succession and then not much for a while. I still can't get the entertainment app to work, which means I'm on my own for entertainment."
Pros: "Scheduling, Boarding crew were all good."
Cons: "sitting for 5 hrs squished in like sardines was not fun. there was plenty of leg room, but shoulder room was minimal and uncomfortable for that duration of flight"
Pros: "given the current situation here and around the world, the crew is doing their best which is very good."
Cons: "sanitizer at the waiting area before boarding, maintain the social distancing when board and existing, insist that it must be followed, disembark row after row"
Pros: "Crew was amazing. It was the pilot’s last flight before retirement, so it was fun celebrating with him and the crew. Seats were comfortable."
Pros: "Faster fly"
Pros: "Legroom!!! JetBlue sets itself apart from the rest by letting you breath in your seat!"
Cons: "Entertainment / access to entertainment on the app was mediocre"
Pros: "We left early and arrived early - unheard of most of the time."
Pros: "Every single JetBlue flight I have ever taken has been delayed. I can’t fly JetBlue anymore. You are unreliable and waste peoples time."
Pros: "Crew responded very well to a passenger with a medical issue."
Cons: "No captions for entertainment. Not acceptable."
Cons: "The flight delay estimates were off and it was pushed back throughout the day. Staff members were going out of their way to ignore me when I was trying to switch flights and seemed to not be interested in helping. They kept telling me what I should have done with incomplete information rather than helping."
Cons: "plane was 2 hours late to board because jetblue didn't have flight attendants available. REALLY plane was cold, could keep meat in the plane. entertainment screen was way to small, and the sound was awful."
Pros: "Leg room, TV, all crew"
Cons: "Tray table was dirty"
Pros: "Easy boarding..quick fkight"
Pros: "Loved the hospitality!!!"
Cons: "Everything was amazing! Definitely flying jet blue again!"
Cons: "The flight was over six hours delayed; no heads up and customer service was a joke."
Pros: "Great flight! Thanks."
Pros: "Though we had to deal with Hurricane Florence, we really didn't feel the turbulence during the overall flight."
Cons: "Takeoff was delayed 1/2 hour on short notice with no explanation."
Pros: "They r getting better and better this we fly more with them"
Pros: "Love the live TV, unlimited drinks and snacks and ultra courteous flight attendants."
Cons: "That we were delayed by 90 mins."
Pros: "Good entertainment"
Cons: "Four hours late"
Pros: "Landed early. Everyone was nice."
Cons: "The plane was freezing."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and I had to buy a ticket at the last minute on a different airline"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Free drinks beyond water would be noce"
Pros: "Orlando's kindness"
Pros: "We went to the wring airport (BWI instead of DCA) but JetBlue was able to get us on a flight boarding in only 25 minutes at BWI. No problems at gate; we gate-checked our bags, and being in row 20, we're happy that boarding started at the back of the cabin (how sensible!)."
Cons: "My husband's seat back screen died halfway into the flight."
Pros: "First time on Jet Blue...good rid."
Cons: "boarding the plane appeared a little disorganized"
Pros: "Great experience - everything ran on time, comfortable seats with lots of leg room, and an awesome all female crew!"
Cons: "3 hours delay"
Pros: "The pilot nailed the landing. I always grade the landings from 1-10. This was the first 10 I have ever given."
Pros: "Most room on an aircraft in the last 10 years."
Cons: "The reception of the in flight TV was poor"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled. When tried to reschedule diferencia flight wouldn't let me reserve seats. Got bad seats in counter. The lady was mean the changed gates at very last minute. It got delayed."
Cons: "Cancelled for rain??? No offer of compensation any kind, not even taxi to a hotel. Nothing and had to wait 24 hours to try to get home again."
Pros: "Best price and better aircraft/service and amenities than most."
Cons: "We were a bit late (30 min) taking off but that was an airport issue, not airline."
Pros: "I'm tall so the extra leg room was good for me."
Pros: "The staff was so friendly. They accommodated a bachelor party's request to collect wedding advice from fellow passengers on a napkin and recognized a few birthdays. The stewardess making the announcements was very genuine in her well wishes and being part of everyone's day."
Cons: "40 min taxi time but not much we could do about that."
Pros: "We had to make a flight change due to bad weather in FL. It was done quickly, efficiently and at no cost. Wow, what service!"
Pros: "Great seats"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1:30."
Pros: "Friendly staff, love boarding from back to front. Clean plane"
Cons: "There were some delays taking off but the pilot was really transparent and it ended up not being severe at all."
Pros: "Great price great service for all staffs in all areas"
Pros: "The stewardess was very nice"
Cons: "We had to deboarding the plane due to electrical reasons, which is unfortunate but I understand. However.. The pilot scared everyone when he said told us that we were deboarding and literally said "it's better to find out now while we are still on the ground because it could have happened in the air and that would not have been good". As someone who has flight anxiety that was not something that sat well. In addition we were not given any instruction on what to do at that point. Should we try to find another flight?.. Should we wait for the plane to get fixed?.. Are we all boarding another plane?... Everyone was confused and frustrated!"
Pros: "First time flying with Jet Blue and it was great. Loved the leg room and amenities at every seat."
Pros: "Everything was on-time, comfortable and quick."
Cons: "Minor issues: the wifi was useless and the I wished that the TV had closed captions."
Pros: "The crew and comfort were great"
Cons: "There is not a good snacks. Other than that service and confort are on their level."
Cons: "Told about our 2 1/2 hour flight delay at the original boarding time, then kept at the airport until 1:30 AM when the flight was finally cancelled."
Pros: "Seating was spacious in 4A, and I am a larger than average person. Loved the Terra Chips for a snack! Generously gave me the whole can of Coke Zero, where some airlines dole drinks out in half can servings. Left and arrived on time."
Cons: "There was some entertainment at Ft Lauderdale Airport when we arrived. The person who knew how to drive the bridge between aircraft and terminal was not there. Someone pitched in and rammed the aircraft around 4 times, trying to make a good connection."
Cons: "The flight was very turbulent, and the captain did a poor job of keeping the passengers informed. In situations like that information goes a long way in comforting people."
Cons: "No satellite TV en-route."
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!"
Pros: "Kept on schedule despite rough air. Professional crew and a clean aircraft."
Cons: "Seats are tight on legroom."
Pros: "The crew was outstanding."
Cons: "This flight was delayed by almost 5 hours. While I understand there are some delays sometimes, this was the ONLY flight to Greensboro out of DCA, and the times kept changing throughout the day, even though the gate agents knew that the issue was that the crew was delayed. There should be backup crew available and when there are delays, the passengers should be kept informed. There should be other flight options available when this happens. I never received an apology from anyone I encountered throughout the process, and some personnel were rude even though I was polite."
Pros: "Perfect from start to finish"
Cons: "Mechanical issues, late late late, bad communication, no apologies or compensation for huge waste of time."
Pros: "Lost baggage"
Cons: "They have it arriving with me. But cannot locate it. Normally they would know where it was."
Cons: "No compensation was offered when another plane hit ours and caused a 6+ delay."
Pros: "We did eventually reach our destination safe and sound"
Cons: "In flight service on AA was very disappointing. This was a cross-country flight of 5 hours at the dinner hour. The plane was full [ as usual these days ] seat space was tight [ as usual these days ], but cabin service was practically invisible. The two stewards made one pass with the beverage cart, and that was it for the duration!! On a five hour flight!! When I went back for a beverage, the stewards were chatting at the rear compartment. This was the poorest American Airlines service that I have experienced in fifty years. I will avoid them in the future. Don"
Pros: "The airplane was new. It had power plug and entertainment at each seat. It has a fabulous selections of entertainment for all ages. Comfortable seats as well."
Cons: "The crew only came offered drinks 1 time for a 5 hours flight. They did come by to offer room temperature water mid way through the flight. Food choices were minimal."
Pros: "Staff did seem empathetic and offered substantial tips on how to find out about connecting flights. Also a promotional offer for the aa credit card had a sweetened points offer. I also liked the general structure of the plane made it easy to see if the lavatory was occupied or not."
Cons: "Plane pulled away from the gate knowing we were delayed (or so it seemed). Subsequent delays meant we were stuck on the plane and couldn't briefly disembark."
Cons: "The boarding staff were very unprofessional. Will not fly American out of Reagan again."
Cons: "The crew wasn't very friendly - which is something I have noticed between AA and United. United seems to be much more friendly and welcoming."
Pros: "Flight was cancelled after 5 hours"
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Delayed departure; plane too hot to board on time after it arrived; delayed at Akron"
Cons: "Delay. Old airplane with sewer smell in back. Not a great experience."
Pros: "I love the fact I've flown with American Airlines 4 times over the last month and have not had any issues, delays or even an unfriendly face no matter the time or airport!"
Pros: "How nice the crew were through it all was great! Flight to D.C. was smolth too."
Cons: "Because of the fire in the Tower, all flights in the DMV area were cancelled that evening. I was unable to go to work the following day having to request off sick."
Pros: "It was fine. Nothing exceptional. Pretzels and a bloody"
Cons: "Group boarding again"
Cons: "Completely ignored for beverage service"
Cons: "3 hour delay waiting for pilots"
Pros: "it was easy to check in and short layovers"
Cons: "planes were really old and uncomfortable, I could not sleep at all, the seats are ridiculously small and not fit for a grown up. One of the worst flights ever for sure"
Cons: "We boarded, sat on the plane for a while, backed up from the gate, then sat for a while longer. 3 hours later, we had to go back to the gate because we reached the legal limit they can hold us on the plane on the tarmac. Another hour and a half or so later, we finally took off for JFK. We missed our first connecting flight and the second connecting flight I was able to rebook."
Pros: "It was a good flight back to DC."
Cons: "Shaky landing."
Pros: "Bridget was managing the cancellation lines with finesse, compassion, and urgency. She was a star! The rebooked flight was fast, comfortable, and landed early."
Cons: "Previous flight was canceled and forced us to stay in DC an extra day. Watched flights continue to arrive and depart from our hotel room. Rebooked using the mobile app but could not check in on mobile or at the kiosk. Waited in line for almost 2 hours for AA to simply check us in and print passes. The flight did not get catering refreshed after landing in DC so no refreshments or snacks were offered during the flight home."
Cons: "Plane size"
Cons: "Late late cancelled chaos in reassignment late late One agent threw up hands said I'm done and left with long line of passengers not yet reassigned Person behind me asked why didn't we take Delta?"
Pros: "The Boarding Was Fast And Easy, The Flight Was Even Early And On Time! The Crew Was Very Nice."
Cons: "There Was No Entertainment For A Almost 2 Hr Flight."
Cons: "You make me deplane just to take my bags from me because they don't fit the plane when I just flew 4 hours across the country."
Pros: "I took an aisle seat for more room Glad to be going home"
Cons: "Still not enough leg room"
Cons: "Sat on the tarmac for 35 minutes without a single announcement as to why there was a delay."
Pros: "Appreciated the extra legroom and food and drink service, even on a short flight. Crew seemed very friendly."
Cons: "It was way too cold. We shouldn't all be bundling up in scarves and jackets. I've noticed that European airlines manage nut to freeze the passengers, so three must be a way to adjust the standard temperature on planes a but more."
Pros: "It was my first time I was a little scared but not anymore it was a smooth ride. Don't change nothing keep up the good work. Thanks for letting me explore"
Pros: "Seemed to have more leg room than average. Generally fine. I got to my destination without incident, and that is the most important thing! But flying today is awful. Uncomfortable, unpleasant, stressful, etc., all so the airlines (and their CEOs) can make millions."
Cons: "Crew was "all business" -- not many smiles. They offered the usually .5 ounce of pretzels or two cookies. Passengers routinely asked "can I have both?" and the answer was routinely: no. Really? My $300+ ticket isn't worth pretzels AND two cookies? Seems silly. And, you know that have BOXES of these free snacks."
Pros: "Surprisingly the seats were not cramped as on other airplanesI have benn on"
Cons: "I wished there was no delay in Miami each way. Miami to Washington an overcrowded runway caused the delay"
Pros: "Honestly I enjoyed every little moment. I haven't traveled to Atlanta in 9 years and let's say traveling with AA is great. Starting from the check-in up until baggage claim in atl. Everything was speedy! I'm so happy that I went with AA I had a spectacular arrival."
Pros: "Allowed us to pre-order with our daughter who needed our support."
Pros: "The AA app for entertainment works well, friendly crew."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 90+ minutes, yet they didn't tell anyone until 90 minutes prior to departure. They knew of system delays and should have updated many hours before the flight but they didn't and had us all there very early waiting around doing nothing."
Cons: "The crew was late because of an incoming flight they were rude to other passengers and seemed to have an attitude after a long day they made very few announcements but the flight went fast"
Cons: "They rebooked my flight to one with an overnight layover and informed me via email with no explanation. I rerebooked it myself to one which left the next morning and arrived sooner than their rebooking."
Pros: "It did not crash"
Cons: "Delays, baggage loss, how the Airline dealt with both."
Pros: "Crew was very attentive"
Cons: "The television was in the aisle and couldn't be properly seen. Also there was no outlet charger."
Cons: "They had no record of this portion of my trip, after a few people checked they found the Chicago to Ammon part so they added me onto a flight from Washington to Chicago. All should of went well from there but they sent me to the wrong gate. Luckily I just made it to the correct gate for boarding. Upon arriving at Chicago there was no one available to provide information on how to get to Royal Jordanian gates. Also on my AA portion of my flight coming into The U S in New York the flight was cancelled and I was told the next flight Available was next day (18hr delay) at the other NY airport. I had to have someone drive from D.C. (My destination) to pick me up"
Cons: "Bumpy landing in Charlotte. But it was windy and raining."
Pros: "Gate agent at DFW helped with a seat change so my wife and I could sit together--excellent seating in the exit row"
Cons: "Never got a complimentary beverage. The cart only delivered to some of the rows"
Cons: "Both flights, to and from around had to go search for my baggage and on the return flight I even had to go to a different terminal. The service is unacceptable. I will never fly with AA again."
Cons: "Sat on the ground for an hour."
Pros: "The crew was great. The flight attendants were pleasant and helpful and the pilot gave timely and useful announcements. The coffee and free cookies were quite good as well (surprisingly, especially for the coffee)."
Cons: "As a frequent United flyer, I was a bit taken aback to see that AA charges for their movie streaming to your personal device."
Cons: "This plane and especially its seats are the worst. If your taller than 5'5" I recommend to look for other options."
Pros: "The flight was only ten minutes late."
Cons: "Gate 35x at National just doesn't work. A woman fell on the ice trying to get to the shuttle bus, on which we sat for a long time before leaving for the plane. After a chaotic boarding, the plane sat around as the flight became late, and the pilots gave no explanation for the delay or hint of when we might take off."
Airlines flying from Washington Reagan-National to San José Juan Santamaria Intl 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 Washington Reagan-National to San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Washington Reagan-National to San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Washington Reagan-National to San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Washington Reagan-National to San José Juan Santamaria Intl
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