Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|March||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 2% drop in price.|
|October||Most popular time to fly with an average 5% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$649||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
Jamaica has reopened its borders to international travelers.
Travelers residing in Jamaica for a minimum of six continuous months in a calendar year must complete a travel authorization before departure.
Travelers not residing in Jamaica must present a travel authorization before departure obtained at https://www.visitjamaica.com.
Residents of the US, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama who are 12 years of age or over are required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 10 days prior to departure.
Travelers are subject to medical screening and could be subject to a 14-day quarantine.
All travelers arriving in Jamaica will be subject to the following quarantine requirements:
Category 1: Jamaican nationals and non-nationals ordinarily resident in Jamaica - may be subject to testing if assessed as high-risk and are required to remain in quarantine at home for 14 days from their date of entry to Jamaica.
Category 2: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for tourism purposes and staying at approved “resilient corridor” accommodation - may be tested at the airport or a designated facility, and would wait for the results in travelers hotel rooms. If the test is negative, they would remain at their hotel/resort within the “resilient corridor” and restricted to property under the “Stay in Resilient Corridor” measure. Details of ‘resilient corridor’ accommodation can be found on the Visit Jamaica website.
Category 3: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for business purposes - all residents of the US, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama travelling to Jamaica for business purposes are required to upload a COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to obtain a Travel Authorization. The test should be conducted within 10 days of the intended travel date. Business travelers will also be tested on arrival at the airport in Jamaica. They will wait for their test results under a “Quarantine for Business Traveller” measure at their hotel/intended address. If the test is negative, they would be released from quarantine and be under a “Stay at Intended Address for Business Travellers” measure for a period of 14 days from their date of entry to Jamaica or for the duration of their stay if shorter than 14 days.
Category 4: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for other purposes including tourists not staying within the “resilient corridor” - travelers who are not required to pre-test may be required to be tested at the airport or other designated facility, if assessed by the health authorities as high-risk. They will then wait for their test results under quarantine at their hotel/intended address. Whether they need to be tested or not, travelers need to remain in quarantine at home for 14 days from the date of entry to Jamaica. If travelers needed to be tested and the test is negative, they must remain in quarantine at home for 14 days from the date of entry to Jamaica.
Travelers tested positive for COVID-19 will be isolated either at home or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.
There are currently 4,465 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in JM and 251 deaths as of Nov 29 2020
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was very nice and accommodating. Snacks, meals and drinks were provided, as well as onboard entertainment and plugins."
Cons: "Nothing. Great trip!"
Cons: "Old plane. Broken wifi. No entertainment"
Cons: "Flute gate changed 35 min prior to boarding to a new gate that was a 10 min walk. That was stressful. The flight ended up being delayed 20 min as well."
Pros: "Fast food service"
Cons: "Very narrow seats in coach. If you’re sitting next to a larger person expect to be crunched."
Cons: "The boarding process was horrible. The agents we not organized."
Cons: "On time departure would have been nice. Delayed about an hour."
Cons: "No complementary snacks. Flight delayed for several hours. Customer service personnel not helpful in changing flights"
Pros: "Crew was very helpful. I volunteered to move so a mother could sit next to her 4 1/2 year old daughter. The flight attendant found me a seat with no other passenger. She also comped by glass of wine."
Cons: "I wish the flight was a bit longer so I could eat a bit."
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "The crew, comfort, flight itself"
Pros: "My seat"
Pros: "Plane was maybe 70% capacity so had space to stretch out. Entertainment selection was great if you had a WiFi device AND enough power remaining."
Cons: "The interior was embarrassing. How a global airline flies planes with interior fixtures dating 30+ years old. Overhead lights didn’t work. No modernized power options (they had cigarette lighter adaptors in between seats. Crew disengaged but could be the interior atmosphere that made them that way."
Pros: "Easy in easy out"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Cons: "Could give more time before baggage and check in. Arrived exactly one hour before flight and ohh my god........ Management however pulled some miracle...."
Cons: "There’s no headphones aboard for entertainment"
Pros: "Excellent crew and friendly staff on flight."
Cons: "Due to re-evaluate cancellation priority given to guests the rebooking needs over guests needing to make requests about current flight."
Cons: "To many delays."
Cons: "Because our first flight was delayed over 4 hours we missed our connection and had to be re-booked on the only other flight that still had seats that day. We had previously booked and paid for Main Cabin extra seats in the second row that included extra leg room and free drinks. We ended in an airplane with two exit rows, one near the front and the other near the back. Our seats were right behind the rear exit row in the back of the plane. The seats did not recline and there was limited leg look because the exit row seats were aligned differently due to the crew seat next to the door. Also, the bathroom was right in front of the row in front of us and so it was busy, noisy and smelled. Obviously we didn't get our free drinks either. Now I'm having to fight with American trying to get a refund of the money we spent for the Main Cabin extra fees. The fun never stops. I will never fly American again."
Cons: "on a 5+ hour flight, that was diverted back to the originating airport due to a passenger who had extreme DTs from excessive drinking the night before, and made the flight return, American offered NO compensation AND the aircraft was so old, there were NO back seat monitors NOR any means to charge our electrical devices!!!"
Cons: "I had very bad emotions sickness from London to Dallas TX. After I got on the plane I asked one crew member if I have any chance to switch the seat to sit by the bathroom because I am very sick, but seems no one cares. They said there is nothing they can do and tell me to get back to my seat. The whole fight I was sick. It was a horrible no crews member were asked me how I felt. No crews member checked me if I were ok. I had fever and so sick. There were late. I never have any bad fight like this forever."
Pros: "My flight was amazing---amazing in the fact that I had to be on top of flight status and was rudely spoken to by the sellers of the ticket. They almost cancelled my entire trip, even though I paid for it, because while at work I could not pick up the phone when they called me. This site is seriously a scam to buy your ticket from. I survived and was able to go---but I would never encourage anyone to buy through this site, unless you just really love living a nightmare. If you love nightmares, why not. Go ahead."
Cons: "Kayak is a nightmare to buy your flight through."
Pros: "Although boarding took a very long time because the flight was full, the flight was smooth. The touchdown was awesome."
Cons: "I can't comment on food. I didn't get any."
Pros: "Flt on time crew and staff very polite"
Pros: "Great passengers and crew"
Pros: "Crew was nice and professional."
Cons: "Freezing, one hour wait on the tarmac before takeoff meant one hour delayed arrival. No TVs in seats, no meals on six hour flight."
Pros: "Only thing I like we got here early."
Cons: "Rude flight attendants. No wifi or entertainment which was stated on the flight info and ticket"
Pros: "It was a really fast flight. Twenty minutes from wheels-up to wheels-down."
Cons: "Plane is more suitable for passengers under 5'11". At 6'7", I wasn't an ideal passenger!"
Cons: "Delays again. Can American. Ever be on time?"
Pros: "The crew made up for almost of the terrible things about the flight."
Cons: "The outdated plane had no plug in capability. No Gogo or individual in flight entertainment. The food was most inedible, the vegetarian snack was a hard baguette with old sliced tomatoes and wilted lettuce. I couldn’t eat most of what was served because it was so terrible."
Pros: "I liked having the built in screen on the a321. Americans streaming service has lots to offer but the built in screens have more choices. I get why they want to just offer the streaming but I appreciate all the choices! There was a group number enforcer at the gate to make boarding more organized! She was polite but told the mobs that try to use the premium line to wait their turn."
Cons: "I asked for upgrades to and from Chicago. I’m a gold member and fly for leisure fairly often. There are so many people looking for an upgrade these days that you’re rarely getting the opportunity"
Pros: "We arrived safely The seats were comfortable We were on time"
Cons: "1) American's boarding process seems to be driven by ticket price and nothing else. Every other airline I've been with boards families with small children first. It lets those families and get on board and get setup so that they don't block aisle access for everyone else. American seems to board based on how expensive your ticket was. So, the aisles get blocked and boarding takes forever. 2) The cabin crew gave pretty apathetic service. When our baby threw up on us, they just told us to go clean ourselves up in the bathrooms. They gave us a can of soda water to help clean up, but that was about it. 3) When my wife asked if the bread was dairy free (for our baby with a dairy allergy), the staff's response was to turn to another staff member and ask them, "Do you want to go back and research that?" In the end they just told us they didn't have time to look it up."
Pros: "Food was really good, crew members fantastic. Boarding was a little messy, a mix between anxious passengers and weak organization."
Cons: "The entertainment system didn't work and there was no way to solve it. It should've been checked before. It was a 9-hours flight with almost nothing to do."
Pros: "We boarded quickly, the crew were friendly, the movies were great, we were on time leaving and arriving."
Cons: "The only complaint, it was hot on the aircraft when boarding."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for nearly 5 hours. There was no accommodations for the delay, except for apologies. Very limited snacks were provided, but this huge delay cut into our reservations and vacation in our resort."
Cons: "The limitation on available hardware that is compatible with the GoGo app prevented us from enjoying the available entertainment."
Pros: "Plenty of food and beverages, decent comfort in seats, great flight crew."
Pros: "Good service and excellent crew"
Cons: "Food choice are few by the time they reach the back of the plane."
Pros: "excellent from ticketing to depaning"
Cons: "Allergic to cat/dog dander. Had dog with no kennel in window seat of my row. I was on aisle seat. As we all got up to let the owner go to the bathroom a dog followed walking on my seat. For the last hour and a half of the flight the dog Sat on the owners lap. My allergies and asthma begin to flare up prior to landing . Not a pleasant flight ."
Pros: "pretty comfortable seats"
Cons: "45 minute delay from Punta Cana Flight crew lets passengers switch seats and sit wherever they want. Screaming children were put in the row in front of me, which I know they didn't pay for(and I payed extra for my seat)"
Pros: "The flight was quick and everyone was nice."
Cons: "No entertainment but it was only and hour flight."
Pros: "The cabin crew was friendly."
Cons: "The crew gave no information that we weee diverted to SJC instead of SFO. Very poor communication and. It much of an apology. Seems to me the plane was under weight on fuel."
Cons: "Sits were not comfortable."
Pros: "I had a great experience overall. I don't give 5 stars because there is always room for improvement no matter how good your service is."
Cons: "Size of the snacks"
Pros: "How spacious it felt and there were film selections"
Cons: "My film kept stopping randomly."
Cons: "Small plane now for the same price and no food like before in the same route"
Pros: "I loved how sweet the crew was. I loved the movie selection."
Cons: "The seat was completely uncomfortable. My feet are swollen and my back hurts still."
Pros: "I messed up royally, as a result, I missed my flight to Miami. However, they were able to put me on the available flight without the extra cost to me. Thanks a lot."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "that connecting flight was close to arrival gate"
Cons: "flight AA5280 was canceled. Your confirmation number is MRCITQ. Operated by PSA Airlines AA5280 was originally scheduled to leave from O'Hare International (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) on Tue Aug 16 2016 at 9:45 pm."
Pros: "One of the nicest flight attendants I’ve ever seen in my life and I travel a lot."
Cons: "Being issued a seat not next to other families when there were empty rows and one seaters available."
Pros: "Fine, perfectly adequate for a tiny plane on a short flight."
Cons: "There are so many airlines in the world that refresh their fleets. This was like a trip back in time to airlines of the 1980s."
Cons: "Strange reasons for delay."
Pros: "When it finally took off the flight itself was smooth."
Cons: "Plane was delayed coming in, then we were told we were waiting on catering. Then it became a weather issue. Then we boarded. Weather got worse so they took us off. The second time we boarded and were told we’re waiting on catering who wasn’t on site then had to go through airport security. After 3HOURS , we were asked to leave the plane. For rebounding the next morning with no explanation. The next morning the flight was delayed an additional 3HOURS. We were never given food in all this time of a wait. This became an 18+ hour delay. We definitely missed our connection and they rebooked it."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "No leg room, uncomfortable seat and shitty WiFi kept cutting out or buffering"
Pros: "I didn’t die."
Cons: "I researched United’s, FAA, and my car seat company website before trying to board with it. I was told by flight attendant that I could only bring the car seat on board if it had a sticker? I don’t know what sticker she was referring to and it’s tough to keep a toddler safe with just a lap belt"
Cons: "Better seats / choice of entertainment. They have not updated the content in months."
Pros: "Friendly attendants and a comfortable flight"
Cons: "Delayed flight and poor food choice"
Pros: "Flew First Class, so: - Got to eat an drink good stuff... - Plane/seats were clean"
Cons: "But it could have been Economy because: - Had to ask for everything, even a greeting and a welcome aboard drink - Cabin Crew's attitude was very poor; the looks we got! - There was no on-board entertainment or Internet available - Crew gave us outdated customs forms so everyone was delayed because we had to locate proper forms and fill the out upon arrival"
Pros: "Very good flight, good service and good night of rest."
Pros: "Someone sitting in my lap"
Cons: "How is it that I'm small and never get to use all of my seat due to the person next to me using half of it? .....and they are getting smaller....can you say cattle call?"
Pros: "Pleasant flight w pleasant attendant."
Cons: "Tight tight seating! Yuck."
Pros: "The pilot and co-pilot, who was right out of the Air Force, were absolutely amazing! We were going through 45 mph winds and a lot of rain and they handled it like pros — such a great landing."
Cons: "Not enough time to get to my connecting flight. Landed at 9:40 in terminal C then had to run to terminal E for my 10:20 flight. Even if I ran as if I were in a marathon I had no chance in making my flight. Please don't advertise such a tight trip for purchase. Spent 5 hours at the airport waiting for the next flight. Lovely..."
Pros: "the crew on the virgin atlantic flight i got from heathrow to lagos becuse the lufthansa flight was delayed."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and because of that I missed my connecting flight. The airline staff didn't help much in making my journey hassle free. I had to wait over 2 hours at the frankfurt airport and another 8 hours at heathrow airport"
Pros: "Smooth flight, friendly crew"
Cons: "I can’t rate the food as this flight didn’t offer any."
Cons: "Plane sucks. Too small and poor seats. Better snack selection."
Pros: "I liked that the suitcase was stowed"
Cons: "Waiting 11 hours for a flight to Portland"
Cons: "Trail mix was gross, the child sitting next to me spilled her soda all over my pants and throughout the flight kept purposely touching even after I and her mother told her to stop."
Cons: "My flight was delayed at avp so I would miss my flight in jersey. Had to re-book flight for today. So I miss a days pay at work plus it cost me a nite for a hotel. I am not happy. My flight cost increased $750+ due to flight delay"
Pros: "I wasn't so cramped this trrip"
Cons: "Took forever to land freaked me out a lil bit"
Cons: "United was unorganized and they acted as if these cancellations were no big deal. Those two days that we missed could have been spent at work. Now I have wasted PTO time that I can't get back and wasted money at our resort that I wasn't able to get back. One of the agents at Bradley International Airport Sammy put her hands on my friend and screamed in her face USING FOUL LANGUAGE with a line full of people and their children waiting to check in. It was unprofessional and uncalled for. We did get police and management involved. The overall experience was terrible."
Cons: "Flight was delayed as usual and the gate agent says that I Lee we board in few min, the crew has to get off the plane and we can't fly anymore for the night !!!"
Pros: "Delay, delays delayed !!!"
Cons: "Definitely delayed"
Cons: "That there was no one at gate to direct us to customer service being that most of us missed our flight due to equipment repair and hold up from Newark. I fly delta most of my trips. When this happens with them. They have a rep at the gate to help you. Also. There were only two people at the customer service desk for all of us. You should have had all four stations available to expedite the process of reschedualling. Everyone one agreed that united just did not care. So sad. We had a very tired infant with us. What should have been a short twenty minute flight turned into two hours."
Pros: "Comfort food and entertainment were standard."
Cons: "We had to park at the gate for an hour and a half to fix the engine. They popped the door so the air turned off. And they couldn't get us food."
Pros: "I liked that the flight was on time"
Cons: "I did not like the absence of much food for breakfast on economy"
Cons: "Crabby flight attendants"
Pros: "The crews and staff were competent and helpful."
Cons: "The seat pitch and width isn't worth the price of the flight. Some passengers winced some when they saw where they would be seatied in the cramped cabin. For the plane type, I would think not much can be done for the width, but the tight seat pitch is very tight for most of the people that fly."
Pros: "The flight itself was great.. However the experience at the airport was terrible.. After placing several calls prior to my departure date to confirm that my 40 inch TV was ok for transportation , it wasn't until I got to the airport to find out that I was unable to take the TV or the TV stand.. I live in Philadelphia and had nowhere to leave it causing me to give it to a stranger in order to make my flight . I am very distraught that the information indicating there was an embargo restricting the transportatione of TV greater 32 inches or boxes to Montego Bay was not given during any of those calls.. I don't understand why that information was not sent in an email prior.. On top of that I placed a call to customs in Montego Bay and was adviced that the embargo is enforced by the airline not customs... If I could some how get some answers regarding this I would appreciate it..."
Pros: "Staff was nice and plane wasn't full so had space for better sleeping since there was nothing better to do on the plane."
Cons: "I was very disappointed. Why spend so much money on updating first class and business when the rest of the seats are completely out of date. I couldn't even charge my phone to get ahold of my ride when we landed. And the tiny screens barely worked, couldn't even watch a movie because it just froze up the whole time."
Pros: "The flight and cabin crew were awesome!!"
Cons: "Snack was really gross"
Pros: "On time bags on time"
Cons: "Long wait on the tarmac on the short flight"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "To close"
Cons: "See above comments. This was the trip back. The starting trip SFO-Frankfurt-Vienna-Yerevan was extremely unfortunate for repeated delays and constant changes of flight which resulted in stress, running, catching a cold and ruining the overall goal of the trip. I wrote a letter with details and mailed to LH Customer Feedback."
Pros: "Didn't like that we have to pay for everything like food & tv"
Pros: "We had economy plus seats, so I could still feel my legs and didn't have a near panic occurrence. Good news! The dents in my husband's knees from the previous flight are gone! A/C worked great."
Cons: "United flight attendants could use a good Dale Carnegie course. The attendants on our flight exuded "GO AWAY!" Our row mate (aisle) had a broken seat that she paid extra $$ for & she asked to be seated elsewhere. Attendant said there are no more seats. There was at least one seat in first-class; we could see it. She also asked for more pretzels......2 1/2 hours into the flight...the attendant said I gave them out already. One pack of pretzels? I wasn't offered any pretzels at all. And the movie choices....what?!?!?!?! I can't even begin to describe the disappointment that your "selection" of movies caused. This isn't a hop to Hawaii. It's long haul. Oh. And my feelings are still a little hurt I at being subjected to the SMELL of baking chocolate chip cookies that were being served in 1st class. Really? Superman vs Batman, Captain America, Barbershop II, Jungle Book, etc., AND having to smell cookies I can't have? It's just too much to take in on a 5 hour flight."
Cons: "The plane got changed so I lost my seat then later that evening (hours before leaving for the airport) my flight got cancelled."
Pros: "The flight"
Cons: "No pretzels or cookies. One of the flight attendants was a bit over the top trying to be cool. It came off as obnoxious."
Cons: "The airplane had a engine issue I believe and the flight got delayed and I lost my connection.."
Cons: "Don't fly United. In boarding my first flight, they asked me to check my carry on (my only luggage) since the flight was super packed. We had to deplane shortly after boarding and switch to another plane. Since this delay was going to make me miss my connection, I got on the phone with a United agent and changed my reservation, but the agents at the gate refused to help me get my bag off the plane, so I didn't have clothes for the majority of my trip. The worst part was the attitudes of the gate agents and customer service reps toward all the passengers. Perhaps they couldn't be outwardly apologetic to avoid liability, but there was no excuse for them to be cold and dismissive."
Pros: "On time or close to it. Nice crew."
Cons: "Bumpy but pilot did her best to find the best altitude."
Cons: "Nothing. Overall best airline decent price"
Pros: "On time flight"
Pros: "Great stewards"
Cons: "Barely any ac on the connector flight"
Pros: "The flight was quick -- just over 30 minutes in the air."
Cons: "This was, by far, the scariest flight I've been on. Whether it was the prop plane or other factors, the turbulence was unreal. I've taking prop plane flights before, but none had my knuckles (or other passengers') as white as this one."
Cons: "My luggage did not make it to my destination."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, easy and quick boarding!"
Pros: "The staff was courteous and helpful. This was my first flight in eight years. The staff from the terminal to the plane was very helpful."
Cons: "The airplane was cramped and the ventilation was poor. At one moment it was hot anther moment it was cold. The flight was too short for beverage service. Could have used a cold small bottle of water."
Airlines flying from Scranton to Jamaica have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights