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Find cheap flights from Washington to South America

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Low season

May Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 12% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$955 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$511 or less

Good deal one-way

$204 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to South America

  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South America is August.
  • Morning departure is around 6% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving from Washington to South America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.1
JetBlue
Overall score based on 19,287 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Wonderful crew, very prompt schedule"

Pros: "The crew was nice and the entertainment was great!"
Cons: "Paying for bags!"

Pros: "Counter staff were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 hours; changed airlines to make it to Boston in time for an important family surgery"

Pros: "Great flight! Thanks."

Pros: "Great service everything on time"
Cons: "Nada"

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"

Cons: "I had a great flight! No complaints! I didn’t use I flight entertainment, so I can’t recommend either way. The food was good, but I did purchase it. Hence the 4 stars."

Pros: "punctual in taking off and landing, new planes, comfy seats in the smaller aircrafts, not cramped, I like that, friendly "cabin" crew. I like a lot."

Pros: "Service and comfort"

Pros: "JetBlue offers good service - had a minor issue with the website while booking that was quickly resolved by customer service, air travel was efficient and without trouble. thanks!"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Free drinks beyond water would be noce"

Pros: "Orlando's kindness"
Cons: "Nothing"

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!"

Pros: "I thought almost everything about the flight was great (lots of leg room, courteous staff, nice entertainment, short flight even arriving slightly early."
Cons: "The only thing that I wish was different was that they had a vegetarian food option available"

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."

Pros: "Nothing"
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."
Cons: "Nothing."

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."

Cons: "People at check-in at Jetblue did not show any interest at all in helping clarify why you did not provide me with three boarding passes I needed to reach my final destination. Unfriendly, poor service and poor communication."

Cons: "I've flown from Reagan National (DCA) to Boston Logan (BOS) twice in the last two months, and each time was delayed by 2-3 hours. Why? I understand that Logan has runway construction, but I was flying on Friday night one time, and Sunday night last time. Is the construction still going on such that they don't know a day before my flight that it's going to be delayed by hours? Come on!"

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: "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: "Price, schedule, and price"
Cons: "Gate personnel at TPA neglected to inform us of a gate change which almost caused us to miss our flight - argued with us about the efficacy of their so called, gate change announcements . No notification either email or text from Jet Blue to check in. Seemed to make the process harder to complete. The mobile site for Jet Blue was not very reliable or user friendly and made getting boarding passes quite trying. All this only applies to the DCA to TPA leg of our trip."

Cons: "Jet Blue just outright cancelled my flight and rebooked for 24 hours later. What a pain and I will never fly them again."

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."

Pros: "As always, I genuinely prefer flying on JetBlue & this flight (once we actually took off) was fine."
Cons: "The flight was several hours late departing - not a usual occurrence for JetBlue!"

Pros: "On time to Bogotá and quite comfortable."

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: "My electronic boarding pass would not load on my phone right before boarding. It had loaded fine at check in. Had to get out of line and have attendant print paper pass."

Cons: "Rude, abrupt crew in flight. Boarding agent made us check a case that we carried on on the outgoing flight, with exact same dimensions. Prefer Southwest!"

Cons: "We were supposed to have 2 wheelchairs meet us and it did not happen We ended up walking slowly to baggage claim where our driver met us."

Pros: "Your employees are happy."

Pros: "Excellent overall service."

Pros: "Attentive service"
Cons: "Food sucks,"

Pros: "The crew and trip were good."
Cons: "I wish the flight had some movies"

Pros: "Delayed my trip 10 hours"

Pros: "Quick boarding, friendly crew, good airplane, and flight on time, which allowed us to make a very short connection ( less than an hour between flights)."
Cons: "Seats recline very little, food options limited, and flavour of food was not very good."

Pros: "Crew, nice people"
Cons: "Took off 30 minutes later"

Pros: "Las películas"

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Turbulence."

Cons: "They did not load my luggage in the airplane because there was not enough room. They promised to deliver it to my hotel at the night of the same day, but they did not. They gave me the same excuse, there was not enough room in the airplane, even though my luggage had a priority to be in the airplane. I had to discuss it with the call center stuff for a long time to make the arrangement to receive it as soon as possible. The call center stuff was not very helpful and just gave me a lot of unreasonable excuses. I am very disappointing with Avianca."

Cons: "Eu estou arrasada, eu recebi meus emails todos em inglês, tive um grave problema familiar e me confundi com a data do voo, perdi o voo e a avianca queria me cobrar mais 2.000,00 para poder viajar no dia seguinte, estou péssima, perdi uma viagem de trabalho, onde está a humanidade de voces? Onde esta a honestidade? Cobrar penalidades? Ja não é penalidade suficiente eu ter perdido meu voo, ter passado por todo esse constrangimento? Mais dois mil reais só para remarcar meu voo? Capitalistas nojentos, voces contribuem para a piora do mundo!"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and offered food and drinks."
Cons: "They used a large plane with 3-section seating for this short jaunt (the kind where there's a third section of seating running down the center). There were a lot of empty seats, so I was surprised to see such a large plane used for a short domestic flight. Additionally, the crew gave me incorrect information about connecting internationally from Lima that, if I had followed those instructions, we would have missed our connecting flight. I'm glad I asked another Avianca rep once inside the airport."

Pros: "Clean, fast and courteous"

Pros: "The Service was horrible! The crew doesn't have manners ! They need to be trained on customer service at list ones!"
Cons: "The Service was horrible! The crew doesn't have manners ! They need to be trained on customer service at list ones!"

Pros: "Los aviones son modernos y bastante cómodos."
Cons: "No habían suficientes frazadas para entregar a los pasajeros. La tripulación ni hizo su trabajo completo. No recogió los asafates, una vez terminado el servicio de cena y no ofreció, ni agua, previamente y ni Cafe, después."

Pros: "Very comfortable plane. The captain were very informative at all time."
Cons: "The staff were very unprofessional from the counter where we were overcharged for extra suitcase to the crew in the plane who were not attentive at all, specially to my 92 years old mother when she requested for assistance to set the screen or to openned the snack bag. Food were so small portions."

Pros: "The service was good, the employees were so polite and helpful."

Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "No personal entertainmemt system"

Pros: "flight was good."
Cons: "The wait in between flight is very long. For this return flight the wait at Lima airport transfer was nearly 11 hours. The wait at Bogota airport transfer is about 14 hours. Both of these airports had earlier flights BUT your booking service chose the MAXIMUM WAIT time at these transfer airports."

Pros: "on time departure. great service on board"

Pros: "It was awesome that movies and checking bags were free for the flight! That was something i did not expect:)"

Cons: "Layover 30 minutes and we were not going toward Curaçao"

Cons: "We had a delay on one of our flights, but there was a lack of explanation. When we inquired about missing our next connecting flight they said, "Don't worry the plane will wait for you". When we arrived, our connecting flight had already left without us. There was just an overall lack of transparency and a lack of communication within the company/between airports."

Pros: "The flight to Lima is a two hour flight. In that. We were given full meal and had the option of wine with dinner. Staff was very helpful. I indicated that I was thirsty and they gave me three glasses of water immediately. The plane was relatively new flight was uneventful.boarding and debarcation were easy"

Pros: "same as above."

Cons: "Several seats and/or tv were not working good or not working at all."

Cons: "There was a large couple that boarded the plane at the last moment, the flight attendant escorted them to their seats which was right next to me. I got up so they could sit down and they covered half of my seat. The flight attendant saw this but still told me to sit back down. I tried to explain to him that the lady was sitting on top of my seatbelt and halfway on my seat. I was told again to sit down. Trying not to cause a problem I just tried to sit down. My entire right side was in Constant contact with her entire left side of her body. Once we got started taxing the flight attendant walk by I stopped him and explain to him there's no way I could do the entire flight sitting like this. Luckily there was an extra seat that he was able to move me too. My issue is I do not understand how this was not prevented so that it would not be an issue. There were plenty of seats available they could have told her and her husband who were both very large they had to buy two seats. Or there was business-class seats available that they could've been put in."

Pros: "avianca has great seats and service ! Will recommend"

Pros: "on time, personal tv screens, nice crew, served food and drinks in a timely fashion-- absolutely nothing bad to say about this flight."

Pros: "Fast check in and luggage drop. Plane is new with new entertainment system and phone charging port."
Cons: "No drink / snack service during a one and half hour flight due to very minor turbulence."

Pros: "Nothing worth mentioning."
Cons: "Their food makes you feel punished for flying economy"

Cons: "'Cheap cardboard trays with junk they call food. It did not make it a pleasant experience. Worst catering ever, both Quito Lima and Lima Asuncion. Horrible. I will avoid Avianca at all costs, it is not the first time I feel demeaned by what they serve."

Cons: "Solo había 1 baño para todos los pasajeros de clase económica"

Pros: "That the all the flights were on time"
Cons: "The security in Guayaquil is a nightmare"

Pros: "Service was very good"

Pros: "friendly and polite."

Pros: "El servicio bueno. El personal muy amable"
Cons: "La comida, no estuvo muy buena."

Cons: "To start off, the flight was delayed over 9hrs! Which would have been great to notify passengers instead of waiting for them to show up at 5 in the morning. Then scrambling to find other airlines to book them in. Was waiting in the airport til 10am when the other flight was to leave with another carrier. To add insult to injury she was one of the last people to board. Really never bothering with them again."

Pros: "cozy blankets, stellar entertainment, free drinks a bonus!"
Cons: "crew members seemed visibly annoyed w clientele and a bit overwhelmed"

Pros: "Proper timing Helpful crew"
Cons: "It was hot by times"

Pros: "The crew polite and kind The enterteinment was good"
Cons: "The food was salted and poor"

Cons: "I have a perforated ear drum, and I asked for hot water when I boarded my flight twice, explaining it helps with the pain. Asked the same lady twice. She disappeared so I rang for someone for 20-25 minutes with no response. She finally came back after I was already in tears and immense pain. Didn't even apologize. Also, there needs to be an actual vegetarian option. Pasta with jamon is not a vegetarian dish. Option 1 being pork and option 2 being pasta with jamon is not having two options -- they are the same meat. Entertainment options were also very limited. Miserable flight."

Pros: "The food was better quality than i'm used to on most flights."
Cons: "The flight attendants seemed incompetent at times, consistently missing people when they were serving drinks and food. I was missed once and noticed several other people get skipped over, having to ring their call buttons to get the attendants attention."

Pros: "All flights on time, standard boarding procedure very orderly ."
Cons: "Breakfast very bad, was uneatable. Not enough drinks during fight"

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Need a vegetarian option for meals"

Cons: "one hour from El Salvador to Peru, plane had to return back to El Salvador. We waited 6 hours in El Salvador with "we will update you in 20 minutes" about plane status. Plane was "fixed" and we all boarded the same plane which had problems."

Pros: "The flight was great! Very accommodating to ones needs."

Pros: "Boarding was easy; I traded seats twice to let two couples together and ended up getting a window seat like I wanted"

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"

Pros: "Night flight. Hot meal, good space in exit row."
Cons: "Bus boarding, waiting forever for some missing luggage to be loaded and getting enroute. Crew not very attentive, request was just ignored."

Pros: "All was good. thanks."

Cons: "See other comments"

Pros: "Súper crew!"
Cons: "Only one movie for a flight of 4.5 hours. The food tasted like frozen TV dinners."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything, I'll never use them or recommend them to anyone, worst ever!!"

Cons: "No private enterteinment"

Pros: "I had to cancel the flight for family reasons, and even if I pay the cancellation fee, Copa didn’t give me the money back. I explain that it was a personal/family type of emergency, but they did not care at all."
Cons: "I had to cancel the flight for family reasons, and even if I pay the cancellation fee, Copa didn’t give me the money back. I explain that it was a personal/family type of emergency, but they did not care at all."

Cons: "The food choices are limited foe vegans."

Cons: "The crew was unfriendly"

Pros: "Clean"
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work. Some seats had them others did not. Mine did not work."

Cons: "No explanation was given"

Cons: "Apparently is high season and therefore they refused to take my extra luggage that I was willing to pay. I was told to throw my luggage away. I don't live in the US, thankfully my niece does and she was able to take the luggage home. Now I don't know when I'll get my stuff"

Pros: "Smooth Flight great drinks and food"

Cons: "The movies were boring"

Pros: "Great Flight, from Dulles to Tocumen"
Cons: "14 hour layover from panama to SPS."

Pros: "Nicest crew! Makes me never want to fly an US airline again."

Cons: "On my return flight home, they wouldn't accommodate adjusting my itinerary because I wasn't feeling well. I was willing to pay change fee for 1 layover instead of the 2 layovers on my original itinerary. They wanted to charge me $700 which was greater than my original ticket. So I flew on the original itinerary at started my travels @ 7am on Monday. Flight from Bogotá to Barranquilla w/Avianca airlines was great. In Barranquilla I had a 4 hr layover, checked in w/Copa agent and he said my bag was on plane. In Panama, there was a 1.5 hr layover so I assumed no issues getting my luggage to the correct connection. The flight from Panama was delayed by 40 mins w/no explanation. We just sat on plane. They only played one older movie, plane was old and they did 1 beverage service w/meal for a 5.5 hour flight. I finally arrived back to ORD @ 12:15 am Tuesday. I waited for my luggage in baggage claim for 35 mins. It doesn't arrive and I ask attendant, who brushes me off and says this is the claim for Copa. She disappears for 30-40 mins. I finally see her walking back into international baggage claim (over an hour has passed that I've been in baggage claim) and tell her my luggage did not arrive. She asks me for my claim ticket then proceeds to say "oh yes, I was informed your bag did not make it." I'm upset because it's 1:40am and she could have saved me an hour if she would have helped me when I first asked. I also am curious how an airline loses my bag twice."

Pros: "roomy seats, excellent food, very pleasant flight attendants--i would fly Copa again in a heartbeat"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Cabin crew based in South American countries don't speak a word of English."

Pros: "Good food"

Pros: "I usually fly on Copa and I'm pretty much satisfied. The Crew is always attentive and willing to accommodate."
Cons: "On this trip I was not particular pleased with the option of Food provided, and the size of cup provided for drinking is for kids."

Pros: "everything was great :)"
Cons: "none,"

Pros: "Food was awesome, attendants were pretty nice, and it was a great first international flight experience."
Cons: "I was a little cramped on the plane."

Pros: "La atención"
Cons: "La comida"

Pros: "The crew was very helpful and friendly."

Cons: "seats and plane were old. Business class seats need an upgrade badly. They should discount the tickets if we're made to fly in 25 year old seats. Business class service was rushed. It was like the goal was to get your items up and collected early so the attendant could disappear for the remainder of the flight."

Pros: "I love the attendance of the host. The flight was smooth. People were friendly with me. The host spoke good English language, I almost missed my flight but I was helped to get on flight."
Cons: "The seat was quite uncomfortable. I could not sleep properly had a bit of neck pain."

Pros: "So much turbulence! Plus the flight attendant wasn't very friendly."

Cons: "No hubo buen entretenimiento ni alternativas y en el viaje de vuelta faltó el café en un viaje de cuatro horas y cuarenta minuto"

Pros: "Excellent experience!!!"

Pros: "the woman at the recheck counter for united Joanne ...helped me to get on an earlier flight and saved me an 8 hour layover. The woman is an angel......."

Pros: "A great overall experience. I liked that there was a huge selection of entertainment that played on the back of each seat. The lasagna was surprisingly good."
Cons: "The seat was not as comfortable as other airlines I've used!"

Cons: "The flight attendant was rude."

Pros: "Attentive crew members."

Pros: "Give out head phones and the food is not bad"
Cons: "Plane was late and took too long to board so that when we we t to take off we had lost our spot then waited for 3 hours to get going, about 90% of the passengers had a connecting flight which they obviously missed and then they blamed the weather. Sent us to a hotel in a ridiculously disorganized fashion for which they had 3 hours plus flight time to prepare for. New boarding passes were a mess and had to wait a long time to get mine printed cause they forgot to. In the morning in order to save money they sent us on a stupid early bus so that half of us could be sent back to the airport, so that meant we missed breakfast and the 2 hours plus of sleep."

Cons: "I was unable to travel with three suitcases, despite the fact that I was willing to pay for the third bag. I had to put some of my stuff in another bag and was charged overweight. What infuriates me is the fact that at no point of the web check in process I was warned about this. No warning, no email, nothing. I am never using Copa Airlines again and I am warning everyone I know not to use this third-rate airline ever!"

Pros: "A fly attendant try to make up for me for forgetting our lunch."
Cons: "the disorganization of the other costumers who were changing seats almost make me lose my connection. The crew did not serve our lunch."

Cons: "Sat on tarmac for 5 hours"

Pros: "Everyone was really helpful"

Cons: "We were delayed for a long time without much information given. I arrived 18 hours late to my destination and missed many important appointments."

Pros: "El entretenimiento y la atención de la tripulación"
Cons: "El abordaje debería hacerse de atrás hacia adelante, ya que es incómodo para los que estamos en lis asientos delanteros del pasillo cuando pasan los viajeros con carteras o maletas grandes También me gustaría que este cuestionario fuera en español"

Pros: "Plane was very new and clean. Love the individual TV units on the back of chairs"

Pros: "Again, went very smoothly."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Their efficiency and courtesy. And they handled our travelling with two cats with real professionalism."
Cons: "All was good!"

Cons: "No priority boarding for check in, Albright places were available I was put in almost the last row for my 3 flights that included short connections."

Pros: "Pontualidade."
Cons: "Nada a reparar."

Pros: "They have tv screens and like a mini Netflix with a decent variety of movies"

Pros: "Everything about the airline"

Pros: "The flight price was great - under $300 USD for a RT flight from MEX to BOG. The airplane was big, 3 seats on each side of the aisle. The amount of seat back recline is AWESOME. Also very much appreciated the in-flight meal and glass of wine (at no additional charge). The flight wasn't even close to being full so we had a full row to ourselves."
Cons: "The amount of leg room is definitely lacking. Fortunately I'm barely above average height for a female, so it wasn't terrible, but my boyfriend had a very hard time. We also had a lot of trouble understanding the flight attendant's announcements in English over the intercom. I had better luck trying to translate the Spanish announcements."

Cons: "Again United plane so was fine."

Pros: "One the way there it was good. But I had a horrible experience coming back. The plane was cancel after waiting 8 hours at the airport in Costa Rica, and I was sent to a hotel with no hot water to shower,and my luggage did not arrive until the next day and it was broken."

Pros: "quick flight"
Cons: "captain must of thought we needed to freeze, extremely cold"

Pros: "Flight left on time, boarding process was good. Got my bags quickly upon arrival."
Cons: "Old plane with no individual screens on seats even though it is a 4hr long flight. Poor food. Worst of all, they broke one of the wheels off the suitcase that I checked in. I filed a complaint with the airline when I got my suitcase but the employees told me that the airline usually does not compensate you for a broken wheel because its considered "external" damage. I will try never to take Copa again when I go from Colombia to Mexico or viceversa. If prices are equal or even just a bit more expensive on Avianca, I will definitely go for that option."

Pros: "El vuelo fue a tiempo y sobretodo muy facil de obtener el pasabordo. La gente muy amable y eficiente. Gracias!!! The fly was on-time, I got the boarding pass easy and fast, stuff was Wonderful!! Thanks"
Cons: "At this time all worked perfect for me the way how it is."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Cons: "Our flight was cancelled with no explanation created a nightmare for us and latam did not step up. Very disappointing"

Cons: "Plane delay made us leave after midnight."

Cons: "Flight was late by 1 hr 20 mins, Latam should have informed us better on delays and resulting changes."

Cons: "Latam Airlines has the worst service for the fare paid. We were charged for two carry on bags while other passengers with same bags didn’t have to pay. Crew gave us stupid explanations to justify charging us like you are in the boarding group 7 which we never asked to be placed. It’s the airline business to choose some passengers to charge $100000 Colombian pesos for getting bags, and then after being forced to pay for the bags crew doesn’t give a receipt so we wouldn’t have proof of the fraude. Charging for bags is at discretion of crew. When buying the tickets for me and my family I checked the policy about luggage and the website doesn’t state about being charged for getting regular size bags like ours."

Cons: "Be on time"

Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable and cramped."

Pros: "Very smooth, great staff."
Cons: "Water available in waiting area."

Cons: "suitcase came in torn, cut and did not want to compesate"

Pros: "Puntualidad"

Cons: "Venden asientos pero sus sistema de la aplicación es pésimo no me dejaba cargar el pago. Para el embarque de miami a lima no había buen orden"

Pros: "Efficiency"
Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "short flight, on time"
Cons: "Boarding was too long, longer than flight"

Cons: "airport in pereira held the flight for two hours, so I missed both my connections in bogota and miami. LATAM was nice to give me a hotel for 3 hours of sleep, but I arrived a day later and had to buy a new ticket"

Pros: "Seats were fairly comfortable"

Pros: "The plane was better than the one we came into Colombia on."
Cons: "Offering water would be really great. Can it be that expensive to offer a cup of cold water?"

Pros: "The flight crew were okay. They only offer water for free, if you want food, you need to look at the pricing in the catalog. a cup of coffee for example would cost you 3000 pesos which is free if you take Copa or Avianca airlines. The seats were not comfortable either, just the same as others."
Cons: "At least offer something to eat and drink on flight."

Pros: "Everything was great except for the flight was delayed by over 3 hours"
Cons: "No delay would have been better"

Cons: "Yes the boarding it was terrible"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Roomy seating. You guys need N/A for the ratings... there was no entertainment or food.... do I rate this 1 or 5 star?"

Pros: "excellent in alla aspects"

Pros: "El segundo avión más fonfortable"
Cons: "Cancelación de vuelo, salida tarde del aeropuerto, no brindan si no agua. Salida tarde de cartagena. No informan nada."

Pros: "Crew on board were nice"
Cons: "Staff at front desk were not friendly, baggage pricing and restrictions were unclear. Did not allow for online check in ahead of time. Service at check in desk very very slow"

Pros: "Not much. The quality of the service of lan after the merger with tam has decreased substantially"
Cons: "Our connecting flight was late and we missed the last flight. In the new flight they lost one bag. After 41 hours of traveling latam surely ruined our holiday memories"

Cons: "The crew was unfriendly and unhelpful. I will fly Avianca on domestic flights in Colombia"

Cons: "Entertainment kept crashing so we had to keep going back to find where we were with our movies"

Pros: "it was a very nice and pleasant trip!"

Pros: "Each of the flights arrived on time"
Cons: "Documentation initially was a bit vague around which legs of the 2 Stop Flight would be handled by American and which would be handled by Latam though that is probably more of the website problems"

Pros: "Good seats and service"

Cons: "Hidden bag fees make this airline a low value-for-money option."

Cons: "Hidden baggage fees. Extra fee to check in a bag was not disclosed at the moment I purchased my ticket. This airline doesn't even provide water to passengers. It's as stingy as it gets among all other airlines I've flow and value for money is poor."

Cons: "It is unbelievable that in an international flight they don’t give even a glass of water at least we pay extra for it. The tickets is not cheap at all for receiving so bad service"

Pros: "The flight itself was great. No problems with with the actual process of boarding or landing. The flight was even ahead of schedule. The problem was with the transfer."
Cons: "Normally, international-domestic transfers are pretty difficult to coordinate. This particular one (Bogota>Miami, Miami>San Francisco) seemed particularly so. On top of being just enough time to wait for our bags, drop them off with the next airline, walk across the airport, enter security (which went exceedingly slowly), we had just enough time to get to the gate before boarding. This is why I gave a lower rating."

Cons: "They didnt check my bag from DCA to BOG, so I had to check out my bag in MIA and then run to check in the next flack. I couldnt. They gave me a seat in another flight from another company, so it was OK."

Pros: "Great Staff. Beautiful plane"
Cons: "Flight was delayed leaving Miami and then some more arriving in Bogota. I understand this isnt the airline's fault"

Pros: "Food is good. Customer service is great."
Cons: "They didnt put movies."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 2 1/2 hours Making us be late for our connection. We made it to the flight but it was a real hassle."

Pros: "Clean"
Cons: "That there was a friend of the staff seated in seat 7 aile and the steward from first class kept on asking her if she wanted something to drink he didn't ask anyone else She asked for something and they brought her what looked like a cell phone in a blue case She was treated way better than all the other passengers and I just thought why can't we all be treated the same way"

Pros: "Friendly crew Nice rate Very fast and friendly check in"
Cons: "Difficult to do web check-in Very expansive to make changes in the ticket"

Cons: "First of all I bought my ticket through Kayak, but apparently something called the flight network was the issuer of my ticket apparently they are and travel agency in canada , first i needed to change my ticket and they could not do it , then I dis not use my outbound flight because I needed to get to my destinantion one day earlier and yesterday i received an email saying that my return flight was cancelled. they told me that since i did not use my outbound they automatically cancelled my return flight, I ended up loosing 300 USD because of mis information from that travel agency , the people that answered my call were very disrispectfull, this has been the worse experience and ai ended up loosing all my money I had to purchase another return ticket."

Pros: "nice space in business. Great airline !"
Cons: "the meal I chose was too small. I landed in Bogota hungry. But it was my fault"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "The plane is ok but it is an old 767"

Cons: "I was a little confused with the checking, due to the use of the new machines. I am not confortable using computers."

Pros: "Ticketing and boarding were well executed."
Cons: "The service was slow and not very helpful."

Pros: "Cabin crew excellent!"
Cons: "A little miffed by having to deboard and reboard on the outbound leg because an air conditioning problem"

Pros: "Boarding"
Cons: "Poor leg space Entertaiment Poor food"

Cons: "1 hour delay....., without explanations-"

Pros: "The flight was good. The food was good.. Comfortable for a long distance flight."
Cons: "The bad was that the jewelry was stolen from my bag (checked in). If you have valuables, even inexpensive jewelry, take it with you on board."

Pros: "Kind crew."

Pros: "Seat cramped"

Cons: "It took only 20 minutes to fly there but 20 minutes waiting to get off the ground in 25 minutes to circle around Philadelphia before landing. Not good when they reduce the size of the seats to 17 inches most people shoulders are wider than that. No food service no snack no drink and just snarky empl"

Pros: "no"
Cons: "on time departure"

Pros: "Was not long enough"

Pros: "AA desk counter were v helpful"
Cons: "they are perfect in what they do"

Pros: "It was 3 hours delayed"
Cons: "Fly in time"

Cons: "maintenance. We left late due to a maintenance issue. Once the flight attendant notification alarm went off for 15 minutes."

Pros: "Crew tried very hard."
Cons: "Delays. Get on the bus. Get off the bus. Get back on the bus."

Cons: "Flight was delayed, but there was clear weather in both Boston and DC. Did not get home until after 1 AM, completely exhausted."

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"

Pros: "Liked sitting in the bigger leg room. Short flight was a bonus."
Cons: "Sat on tarmac a lot at both airports. They boarded all 9 groups so back to back, there was almost no line speration."

Pros: "Plane and fact that pilot was able to make up lost time"
Cons: "Plane had plenty of room for carry on bags. No need for valet bag check."

Pros: "The crew was helpful and fast in turning plane over."
Cons: "Flight delayed from 1015 pm departure to 1135pm, so I had to making my arrival at 1am. Hard are the person picking me up. Despite the fact that they moved my flight they closed the Aa lounge at 10 and kick you out, even though they moved my flight"

Pros: "Vegetarian meal was actually good!"
Cons: "They didn’t give me ice cream :("

Pros: "Although the flight was short, everything worked as it should have."
Cons: "I miss snacks! Even a bag of pretzels would have been appreciated."

Pros: "Big comfortable plane."
Cons: "No entertainment, no food at all."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Rickity old plane. Needs updates badly. No drink service options. Cash only bar? Hello, this is the 21st century calling the 20th... You can have your plane and payment methods beck."

Pros: "Nothing really, very upsetting start of a vacation."
Cons: "The layover in Boston was an hour or so, but the miscommunication between American Airlines and Iberia was such, that my luggage never left the US. I am very upset cause Iberia did not even provided any good ground help in Lisbon - Portugal, with the most rude personnel I ever had to deal with that was actually annoyed I was complaining they lost my luggage, they offer no assisatance."

Pros: "Smooth and easy flight."

Cons: "Food was not good at all."

Cons: "It was not British airline but was contracted to American airline. It lacked class."

Pros: "The person at the luggage area, she gave me the ticket, very nice and polite the only professional person."
Cons: "Didn't let me take my hand luggage, small that complies with the size and told me only at gate, I said I had things that could brake and showed no concern and they would send it to my final distinction instead giving it to me in the end of first flight...I've been traveling around the world and the disrespect for customers and poor service of most of US carrier is amazing... some African companies are much better. on the second flight, almost two hours delay, the plane from philly to Lisbon, old, just s few tv screens, exactly like the North Korean airways..., bad food, my tray stayed with me the whole fly, flight attendant not very professional with no concern for customers and job."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Lost connection"

Pros: "Overall the flight was good, on time"
Cons: "Nothing at this stage"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cannot believe how American a treated it's passengers. 3 hour delay to JFK. No apologies. Missed connection to Paris. Not any customer service agents to be found in JFK at 11:30 pm. No explanation on what next. No hotel.. Nada. I'll never travel with American again."

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Luggage is lost"

Pros: "Boarding and debar king was quick."
Cons: "Attendant was surly, no coffee, no continental breakfast as indicated on the reservation. Very disappointed with in-flight service."

Pros: "The Resolution team assisted me initially when I arrived to correct an issue from my online attempt. The agent printed bag checks for me to my final destination and told me how to get needed boarding pass for the final stage. How wonderful to have pleasant and professional personal attention."

Pros: "Boarded quickly. Seats were comfortable. Friendly flight attendants. It was a quick flight, no entertainment used. Only had a cookie and water for food. Don't know about the other things."

Pros: "The flight between WA D.C. And Phoenix went well. Very nice staff, orderly onboarding"
Cons: "Arrived in Phoenix and hurried to my next gate for the flight to Palm Springs only to discover a delay in the flight. No marguees were updated, no explanation just the plane had not arrived. Soon after we were told of a gate change, the marquee then said the flight would not arrive until 11 pm it is a one hour flight, so we actually arrived at 10 pm."

Cons: "Attempted to make my connection which was in another terminal. Could not get onboard as they shut the doors. My rerouted flight was in a different terminal. Overall a very disappointing travel experience."

Cons: "Checkin"

Pros: "Crew was ok, did their best considering the circumstances, but even they were getting aggravated and were short with the passengers near the end."
Cons: "The Washington airport is horrible. The gate we left from was not a gate but a series of doors that buses came to. This wouldn't be so bad if they were able to handle it in an orderly way, but the airport showed complete incompetence in organizing anything and there were people everywhere trying to find the right door which kept changing on them, and the times kept changing...it was a mess. Then, when we finally got on the plane and were about to take off, the air traffic control tower called and said that their flight path was incorrect and to not take off...but didn't give them a new flight path for nearly two hours as we sat on the runway. Nationalize the airports in DC, fire the whole lot and start fresh, I'd say."

Pros: "The flight was short, only 1.35 hours."
Cons: "To start, the boarding process is a chaos. First class and executive platinums should board first, but of course the gate agent was completely clueless and rude, even to an ExPlat. Althiugh the flight is only 1.35 hours, I was surprised that flight attendants didn't even make an effort to offer a drink service. No turbulence or anything, just seems they were lazy."

Pros: "The flight minus was very fast, 26 minutes"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Nice crew and I paid for more leg room"

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."

Pros: "The head flight attendant was fantastic. I apologize I don't have her name, but she was courteous, which is a rarity these days when flying commercial."
Cons: "The boarding process was incredibly disorganized. There is poor spacing between the seating groups, which encourages a mob to stand right at the podium and rush the gate. Unlike United, which uses gates to separate Boarding Groups, American just leaves it to be a free-for-all that actually slows down the process and frustrates customers before anyone has boarded."

Pros: "Comfortable flight, good seats"
Cons: "No food, beverage service was mediocre, and there was no on-board entertainment"

Cons: "DC Gate agent was rude upon boarding. DC plane was very small and lacked overhead cabin room."

Pros: "Due to inclement weather, which I know is beyond the control of AA, I spent 10 frustrating hours of delayed, but then ultimately canceled flights. Followed by long customer service lines and "sorry buts" to flat out lying from gate attendants and stewardesses. I know most of the airlines do it but now that you are making a profit I think it's time to give back to the customer when weather complicates their travel. But most of all, please just give us the decency of the truth -- it sucks-- but we can handle it. Yes there will always be those out of control customers that scream and yell, but most of us, as what I witnessed-when it all breaks down--are chill and understand. Complimentary drinks. Coupons for a later flight. All hands on deck with crazy knowledge of the routes you fly to ease rebooking. I realize we as a people can't stop flying, whether it be for work or family needs, but you can't keep treating us like stupid cattle. Thank you whoever reads this for letting me express my frustration and thank you AA ultimately for getting me to my destination."

Pros: "Cancelled due to weather. Still stuck in DC. American's communication is AWFUL!"

Cons: "Jammed on bus to go to plane and no notice of what was going on. Passengers jammed into bus with no updates. AA sucks."

Cons: "Long delay at departing airport due to no flight crew"

Pros: "From start to finish the flight faced problems: unscheduled stop for refueling, change in planes for mechanical problems, emergency medical intervention, and more. Yet at every stage the flight crew and gate staff did an outstanding job communicating and seeking to alleviate passenger woes. With delays, we missed connections, and yet AA worked wonderfully to find alternatives. At the end of the day, we arrived at our destination, and even our luggage made the trip successfully! Wonderful courtesy, adaptability, and determination to serve. Thank you."

Pros: "It was a short hop over to New York, so that's the only positive thing I can say."
Cons: "The plane was tiny, seats uncomfortable. Had to be bused to the plane, only 1 bus provided and had to be packed like sardines. Overall, a terrible experience."

Pros: "Your sirvey is not well designed; there was no food or entertainment on the flight yet we must give it a rating?"

Cons: "Two hours late"

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