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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 22m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on American Airlines ($149) and JetBlue ($172), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Delta ($317) and American Airlines ($318).
From White Plains to San José, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to White Plains , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of White Plains you will be using White Plains Westchester County, often referred to as White Plains Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "In my trip from SJU to MCO before the boarding a crew member give us a package with disinfectant tissues and hand sanitizer in order to clean our space. In the flight from MCO to SJU don't do that."
Pros: "We left as indicated though late and reason was Provided when asked. Appreciate the truth told."
Cons: "Th seats are worn"
Pros: "Seats. Pilot professionalism."
Cons: "Everything else."
Pros: "Crew was amazing flight was fast and seats are comfy"
Pros: "Very friendly crew and the plane arrived in Costa Rica 30 mins early!"
Cons: "I have a JetBlue credit card and I’m very disappointed that membership to the credit card does not offer priority boarding or zone A or zone B boarding. I was in seat 6C and had boarding zone E! Every other airline sponsored credit card I own offers some form of priority zone seating; even Spirit!"
Cons: "Flight was 5 hours late taking off. Still not sure why... a pothole issue?! On runway waiting, and no bathroom breaks for piglet waiting for paper work to take off! It was a mess, a lot of angry pry."
Pros: "Great pilot and staff"
Cons: "Upgrade entertainment system"
Cons: "The flight was delayed significantly and no explanation was ever offered as to why."
Cons: "Not enough overhead storage and chaos on arrival as people scrambled to retrieve bags"
Pros: "Crew was nice. It was a tough take off due to wind but got smoother about 30 minutes in."
Cons: "Movies channels didn’t work and TVs went off periodically."
Pros: "This was the worst flight I have ever taken"
Cons: "Crew members should be less rude"
Pros: "On schedule, good flight"
Cons: "No movies"
Pros: "Wifi always lacking but the personal is alway the BESt"
Pros: "Made it safely"
Cons: "Hour delay, gate was packed, there was no place to sit, reason for delay not communicated until I went and asked. Realistic time delay not provided initially. No compensation offered for a meal or drink while I waited."
Cons: "I was beyond throughly searches by TSA because I had more than one zipper on my sweat pants. I paid for first class but there was no extra room where is was placed to sit."
Pros: "Courteous service by attendants- ongoing communications by the pilot- efficient boarding/deplaning"
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn’t available for part of the time-One of the featured movies was not available (got a black screen with no notification)- Attendant clarified what was happening-"
Pros: "Good room quick and efficient here on time"
Pros: "Comfort is good, staff is nice"
Cons: "I cannot believe I got talked into checking my bag as they seemed to have very little overhead-bin space - now I’ve been wasting my precious time waiting for my baggage for more than 20min already with no end in sight. This is outrageous!"
Cons: "there was something wrong with the signal, a movie I was watching ended in the middle and would start again, this happened three times. Not a big deal for a flight that was overall very good."
Pros: "The times of the flights, the cost, the legroom"
Cons: "The seat was narrow and somehow uncomfortable, perhaps too hard."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Jet Blue is a great airline and offers more than others! Also the flight attendants seemed much more friendly than other airlines!"
Pros: "Roomy seats, good snacks, great crew!"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Flight was very late leaving Chicago. We sat on the plane for quite a while (over 30 min) shut up tight with little air circulation AND no information about why we were not leaving the gate. Flight crew were not very friendly - almost "marched" up and down the aisle and barked at people."
Pros: "They have great legroom for economy class, they provide no charge beverages and offer snacks at no charge as well."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight."
Cons: "Lost my bag, very poor customer service, no option to schedule bag delivery at a time convenient for me"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Crew polite"
Cons: "Flight was delayed- as it is always in the evening. No reason given for delay. In FLL no hate was available. It took another 40 minutes to deplane."
Pros: "The service was great"
Cons: "The tv did not work The seats are not comfortsble"
Pros: "The system was down at my seat. No wifi"
Pros: "Plane was on time"
Cons: "Ear jack to TV was broken, TV's were dated, I mean very dated. No in flight movies.6 hours of staring at the back of a seat."
Pros: "The fact that the flight was short"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "Food, crew"
Cons: "Too many people with overhead baggage. It was zoo like."
Pros: "My firat time travelling with aisle wheelchair services; the crew were attentive and speedy, profeesional too. Very happy with the wheelchair service."
Cons: "The airline were late for an hour, and no other compensation were offered."
Pros: "The flight attendents were fantastic"
Pros: "On time. Very comfortable seats in coach!!"
Pros: "efficient, clean"
Cons: "the only adult film was in Spanish....there was no other choice except a Disney movie."
Pros: "Great service on the flight."
Pros: "Flight was occurring on a day that was declared a State of Emergency because of impending Hurricane Irma. Jet Blue incredibly difficult and unhelpful and took 3 hours on the phone to get a get a credit."
Pros: "You cancelled my return flight , so my trip was cancelled. How would you feel?"
Pros: "They gave everyone free drinks and food while we waited and gave everyone a gift card to make up for the wait. The staff was very nice and they gave us updated every half hour. It was a bad and good experience. Customer Service gets an A+ from me."
Cons: "My flight was delay 8 hours."
Pros: "Overall a pleasant trip, nice crew."
Cons: "Entertainment was off / broken for many seats. Mine was busted but my neighbor's worked fine. They made an announcement for broken seats to hook up to Wi-Fi for entertainment for same programming, but that would mean watching on my little android."
Pros: "Flight attendant was awesome!!!"
Pros: "I loved their free wifi on the plane. They have a lot more legroom in their planes than other airlines."
Pros: "I like the flight attendants beautiful and friendly people"
Cons: "The landing was rough."
Pros: "The planes, A320, are very roomy and comfortable, with the most leg room ever. In addition, the cabin was humidified during the ground preparations, which is new for me and an interesting perk. Crew was fine, not exceptional by any means."
Cons: "First two flights were delayed, without any explanation. Three hour flight was delayed by almost two hours while the plane seemed to be on the ground the entire time."
Cons: "Delayed flight made my whole schedule mess up do to still had to catch another transportation to my destination...."
Pros: "everything went very smooth for my teenage son (17) and his friend"
Cons: "See previous"
Pros: "Quick boarding process and take off. Flight was slightly late but the staff expedited boarding and take off. Staff is friendly. Service was great. Beverage service was great. Baggage was quickly at baggage claim."
Cons: "Even though its a short flight better food options for First Class would be appreciated."
Pros: "I was fortunately upgraded to 1st class. The flight attendant was adequate. However, did not live up to the level of service I have come to expect."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Excellent service"
Pros: "Entertainment. Flight attendants. Food"
Cons: "PROBLEM WITH LOCATING BAGGAGE CAROUSEL. GIVEN WRKNG LICATION ."
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "Seat the family together"
Pros: "The crew was attentive and personable"
Cons: "for a long ride maybe better cushions"
Pros: "Did a good job despite the weather during the flight"
Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."
Pros: "Flight attendant"
Cons: "Bathrooms were filthy"
Pros: "Flight from Detroit to Phoenix had larger plane and more entertainment"
Cons: "Seats are so narrow. I barely made connecting flight in Detroit and there was no transportation to the next terminal. You’re on your own getting there and I almost didn’t make it. Both Detroit and Phoenix have nothing but wheelchairs and people pushing? Maybe we Should get some rickshaws?!"
Cons: "Boarding took a long time"
Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."
Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."
Pros: "Amazing crew, on time, decent coffee, plenty of drinks"
Cons: "The drinks cart was a little slow..."
Cons: "Letting me board the plane even through boarding had started and I wasn’t first because of my disability"
Pros: "Typical Delta efficiency and comfort."
Pros: "Gave information about delay clearly and gently"
Pros: "First time flying into Daytona and it was super easy."
Cons: "Noise in cabin unable to sleep"
Pros: "We were offered food and drinks (including basic cocktails) continuously throughout the flight. Hot hand towels, comfortable seats, dozens of movies and TV series, all included with basic fare. The flight attendants were kind and helpful. Excellent service and organization!"
Pros: "Nice and helpful crew, fast service."
Cons: "The food was not good, the breakfast was tiny. Who wants a sweet muffin for breakfast!?! It was a very shaky flight. We sat in the back rows which might have done things worse. Not comfortable at all."
Cons: "No food or drinks"
Pros: "I love the aesthetic of the new planes. Boarding was seamless and the staff was great! More cookies please!"
Pros: "The flight staff were very attentive and courteous. I was asleep when drinks were passed out. The stewardess went out of her way to get me a drink after I woke up."
Pros: "Got to destination safely and on time"
Cons: "Rude flight attendant, tight seats"
Cons: "La incomodidad de los asientos además que la escala fue de más de 6 horas y fuimos los últimos en abordar. Para colmo los asientos fueron los últimos de la fila y ni siquiera eran reclinables. Creo que deben tomar en consideración a las personas que estamos tantas horas en la escala y permitirles abordar primero además de darles asientos más cómodos más aún si hemos comprado los boletos con tanto tiempo de anticipación."
Pros: "Flight was late leaving JFK. I paid extra for Comfort Plus and had the most uncomfortable seat ever. My back ached during and after the flight. Absolutely the worst seat ever that I have had flying. While it was a short flight we were supposed to get serviced during the flight, but there was no cabin service unless you were in 1st class. So much for the perks of Comfort Plus as there were none. Not even a glass of water. Wow! When we landed late obviously because we left late we were late and there was no ground crew to get our plane to the gate so we sat for over 1/2 hour on the taxi way waiting for ground crew to be available for us to get to the gate. To add insult of injury when we did get to go to the gate there was no gate available for use so we had to deplane in the rain down the emergency stairs. They said that if you had a problem with the steep stairs that they would make other accommodations. Probably would have been another delay so we all carefully went down the steep slippery stairs. I doubt that the stairs met any OHSA or safety requirements except for emergency issues. They were wet and slippery. This was the absolute worst trip that I have taken with Delta. It will seriously influence my future trip decisions."
Cons: "Not being on time. Not delivering service stated. Sitting on a taxi way for extra time. Having to disembark down steep slippery stairs, basically an emergency exit. This trip was late from start to finish."
Pros: "There was a lot of food for this international flight. The seats were fine, just an overbooked plane."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Plane seats were very small and did not recline. Only one bathroom on plane"
Pros: "Clean plane, friendly staff and timely departure."
Cons: "Waiting to get off the plane. Other customers moving too slow"
Pros: "Excellent Detroit crew"
Pros: "The quick flight was nice, the flight attendants were super sweet and kind and were willing to give me extra snacks when I requested for them. No screens on this flight, but understandable since it was such a short flight :)"
Pros: "Flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "Flight delays due to maint crew not being onsite for 2 hours. Overbooked flights for both sides of trip"
Pros: "Flight itself was smooth."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and the on time and then delayed. Gate changed 4 times which was frustrating. Especially when at Sea-Tac you have to take a train to get to some of the gates."
Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"
Cons: "The boarding took a long time then when they called for the zone 3 they told us to hurry up. The steward was doing everything by hand motion. You couldn't hear what he was saying. The plane was extremely noisy and we asked what the noise was none of the crew answered. This is not the normal service that I am used to from Delta."
Pros: "The smootheness of the flight."
Cons: "The fact that the passenger behind me is was kicking the back of my seat. And it wasn't even a child!"
Pros: "The staff was very helpful and kind."
Cons: "The wifi did not work, my seatbelt was literally broken/unattached, they had no coffee. This may seem minor to some but when you are at the airport at 4 a.m with a child you don't expect all yhese things to happen."
Pros: "Flight was on time, flight crew was kind and helpful, pilot was smooth and kept us informed of the flight status."
Pros: "Crew was very professional and friendly."
Cons: "Seats too close together."
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Pros: "Staff was amazing! Very friendly and accommodating. We were traveling with a two-year-old and they moved us to first class to give extra room for the car seat."
Cons: "Lots of turbulents. The plane was smaller so they asked me to check in my carry-on as we were boarding. No issues getting my luggage back."
Cons: "Double booked my seat. Lost my bag."
Pros: "Customer service very courteous and friendly."
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Cons: "Several hours was added to my travel day when my Calgary to Seattle flight was cancelled and I was rerouted from Calgary to Vancouver to Seattle. It seems to me that if an airline initiated change that significant occurs, I should have an option given me to change my itinerary."
Pros: "This was a code share flight on a delta ticket but a virgin airline, the entertainment was great with the seat back selection, the seat comfy and the staff friendly."
Cons: "Firstly check in was a nightmare, travelling on a Virgin Australia Flight from LAX - BNE and a connecting flight BNE - PPP (Proserpine) all with Virgin Australia, and they claim they don't have the ability to tag your luggage the whole way through??? (I understand I have to collect it on arrival into another country and then take to a bag drop) but with the same airline they claim they can't do this? I travel a lot and with many other flights internationally and I can tag my bags with different airlines all the way through, but NOT WITH VIRGIN WITH THE SAME AIRLINE ALL THE WAY THROUGH? They can't do it? Then 2 hour delay on the tarmac after taxiing out from the gate at LAX, which got us in late to Brisbane. The food on this leg LAX-BNE for the vegetarian option was terrible, which was strange as on the fist flight over from BNE-LAX it was the best vegetarian food on any flight I've ever had. Strangely 6 months out from our flight I tried calling Delta to upgrade our tickets and was told they had no way of doing it as the Delta computer system isn't linked Virgin system. Then calling Virgin to upgrade I was told I can't as it is a Delta ticker. We tried again a week out from the flight and got the same response and told to try at check-in. We tried then at check in and told they have no idea how to do this as only so many seats are allocated to Delta tickets and they can't access the Delta system?? So very frustrating and we could never upgrade?"
Pros: "I liked the in-flight entertainment and the crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "The seats are awful. If you're 6 ft or taller, your legs barely fit if at all. Boarding is ridiculous."
Pros: "The crew were wonderful, efficient, and professional."
Cons: "On this Delta flight operated by Virgin Atlantic one of us was unable to check in or change our seats. You think you are getting Delta but everything must be done through VA. VA bag weights are less than Delta and the seat was incredibly cramped. We both had to sit with our legs bowed to the side as the seat ahead was so close. For nine hours we were cramped and could not sleep due to only be able to squeeze into one position. To get into the seat I put on leg in and then sat on the armrest and then brought my other leg up and then lowered my but into the seat. I am not even 6 feet tall and had this issue. So due to the difficult online check-in and seat selection and to the cramped seats we will never fly Virgin Atlantic again."
Cons: "offer coffee at least"
Pros: "Entertainment was good for the length of the flight."
Cons: "Delayed several times, one of which was because they didn’t have enough gas for the trip. The pilot also came in so fast and hard that he slammed on the planes breaks when landing - violently shaking the entire plane."
Pros: "Quiet , comfortable cabin and crew was quick to board everyone"
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Cons: "Flight entertainment it's kind of hard to set up depending on the device you own"
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "There was a TV with entertainment. The fight to DR was terrible with no TV for some reason, in 2019"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Pros: "The crew tries."
Cons: "Planes are just uncomfortable and the airlines have a monopoly on long distance travel."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Cons: "Actually having a flight to Charlotte. They delayed flight without much warning... actually, they were delaying/cancelling many flights without warning most of the day. Long story short, I had to get a ride to LaGuardia, to catch a different flight. That flight got delayed when boarding"
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Cons: "Usual uncomfortable seating. Plane was not pulled into a gate. DCA should be an embarrassing operation for American."
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Cons: "American’s little buses at DCA suck. Why should I have to wait for everyone who gate checked a bag to get to the terminal? Let me walk to the terminal, get more buses, or get more gates."
Pros: "We’re able to get a different flight after ours was re-scheduled several times."
Cons: "Re-scheduling was later then earlier then later, hard to plan’ Comfort: airlines should have a bill of rights for passengers."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."
Pros: "Their CRJ was very comfortable. More comfortable and modern than what I’ve seen on a lot of Skywest/delta connection flights. Crew was great"
Pros: "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!"
Cons: "At 12:40 p.m. we boarded American Airlines flight 1350 in ATL, just to SIT on plane for 1 1/2 hours (half the time with NO AIR). Computer problems. Had to get off plane, then had to wait in 3 lines. Agents were so UNPROFESSIONAL! Kept saying flight would go... DID NOT go until another plane came in at 9:00 PM! We, needless to say missed our connecting flight to SYDNEY and had to wait til next day and fly to SAN FRANCISCO, then to MELBOURNE, then on to Christchurch. We MISSED out on TWO DAYS of our short trip! which included missed reservations!!"
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Cons: "Neither flight with this airline was remotely on time. We boarded both on time and proceeded to just sit there for an hour without any explanation for the delay"
Pros: "One plane had comfortable seats, with adjustable headrests."
Cons: "The first plane had very uncomfortable seats that do not really lean back and no charging ports for devices. No free WiFi."
Pros: "plane had wifi"
Cons: "multiple gate changes multiple delays boarded and then sat on the plane never pushing back from gate"
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Pros: "American Airlines Crew, friendly and personable"
Cons: "2 of our screens didn’t have audio working so couldn’t watch movies :-(. - assistants rebooted the systems but that didn’t help :-("
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Pros: "Excellent experience despite short weather delay. Outstanding flight crew"
Cons: "Seats are really uncomfortable. My lower back hurt by arrival time."
Cons: "delays were horrible."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Food was terrible and the seats tight"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "Boarded too early and left late. Long delay waiting for bus to terminal in DC"
Cons: "Comfort, timeliness."
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Cons: "Tight seats, return was late missed connection had to spend the night in Charlottte."
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and professional."
Pros: "plane had lots of leg room- movies were free"
Cons: "bought ticket online for an Alaska Airlines flight 3 weeks prior to flight online, picked seat, too. When I checked in online 24 hours to flight, it became an American Airlines lflight, and my seat was gone, and when I checked at the gate, I had NO SEAT! I was the last person to board the flight- no seat choice!! Absolute bullshit when I pay for ticket and pick seat 3 weeks prior- on June 6. Didn't even know if I was going to get on flight until last minute."
Pros: "1. Heathrow - transit very professional 2. Heathrow - Philly - flight AA 734 was excellent. 3. I like the AA concept of making fliers pay for hard drinks."
Cons: "American after 4 hours delay cancelled the flight, AA refused to accept responsibility and refused to book me with another airline (my daughter was having surgery the next day and I was supposed to take care of her) I sent an email asking for them to cover the cost of my last minute ticket with the other airline, and they had refused. I will never fly AA again."
Cons: "My flight was delayed leaving Ft Myers because of weather in Dallas. I got to Dallas and went to my connecting flight and was told I didn't have a seat anymore. No reason given, they just said you don't have a seat anymore and I'd have to take another flight. Complete garbage."
Pros: "Crew was attentive and nice. Pilot kept us updated on our delayed departure."
Cons: "The departure was delayed due to maintainence issues. Every time that occurs, there are long delays to complete the paperwork. No problem with wanting a well maintained plane, but there should be some quicker way to complete the documentation."
Pros: "Not a full flight so plenty of room."
Pros: "I like AA"
Pros: "Fast, friendly service."
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