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Low season

MayBest time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)

High season

JulyMost popular time to fly (18% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

£575(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

£462or less

Good deal one-way

£289or less

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  • When booking your flights to San José, you will fly into the primary airport, the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), located about 30min from San José, near Alajuela. There is a secondary airport, Tobías Bolaños International Airport (SYQ), however this airport does not receive flights from the UK.
  • If you need to purchase some local currency, the Costa Rican Colón, after your flight to San José, you can find Global Exchange foreign exchange services near luggage carousels 3 and 5 in the baggage claim area.
  • To avoid unnecessary roaming charges on your mobile devices, you can purchase local, prepaid SIM Cards at the San José Airport. The ICE Kölbi communications company can be found near luggage carousel 2 in the baggage claim area and is open from 6:00 – 22:25.
  • For those who have booked a rental car to explore Costa Rica, you can find the registration counters beside the customs counters in the San José Airport Arrivals Area. Here you can find companies Economy, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Solid, Budget, Alamo and Dollar. Counters are open between 5:00 – 23:00.
  • If you’re looking for something to eat after your flight to San José, you can find the restaurant Malinch in the arrival area. Here you can take a seat and enjoy some local Costa Rican cuisine or order a cup of coffee.

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Top 5 airlines flying to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

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7.9
Lufthansa
Overall score based on 27,859 reviews
8.0
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Everything but not the food"
Cons: "Food was horrible"

Cons: "Mejorar las oferta de películas abordo"

Pros: "the crew was great; super well prepared ladies with professional behavior. my compliments. also the snack was excellent and finally no junky food but a healthier offer. bravissimi!!!"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cancelling my ticket and put me on another flight Then lost my bag I didn’t receive my bag in final destination"

Pros: "MAN-MUC & MUC-CPH via LH. Business class. LH Businesss class is middle seat of 3 is empty and larger amounts of baggage plus you have access to lounges. Both planes flew and arrived reasonably on time, which is what I look for.And I got all the Business Class extras."
Cons: "Security at Manchester was very slow - long enough make me ill from standing in one place too long. But then I was well looked after. The meals on both flights were identical; I don't think it can be a big problem to correct that. I took a long time to get accepted by the WiFi in the two lounges."

Pros: "Entertainmet"
Cons: "Food and rounds for drinks"

Pros: "Not enough restrooms the food was not the good mor"
Cons: "More choices for food seats not comfortable too narrow no space"

Pros: "Fairly comfortable, good cabin crew"
Cons: "Lost baggage - horrendously slow lost baggage department in Athens. Spent 1 hour + standing in line. Bag still hasn't shown up"

Pros: "Lufthansa should keep up the standard."
Cons: "The delay on the arrival time at Abuja because some passengers are transiting to other cities."

Pros: "It was all really good, as always when flying with Lufthansa"
Cons: "Can always do without delays"

Pros: "We got two drinks, I had an empty seat next to me which made things more comfortable"
Cons: "Add an entertainment system, better food, there shouldn’t be a long wait to get a drink after your meal and maybe serve water with the meal. There wasn’t too many shops in the airport"

Pros: "Seat was comfortable and cool."
Cons: "Everything else"

Cons: "This was a smooth as clockwork journey, the transit was easy and we were kept well informed about changes in the gate number"

Pros: "Boarding was great. There is priority boarding available for those booked on connecting long haul premium economy flights."
Cons: "The seat was very uncomfortable. For a 2 hour flight, it was okay. Any longer would have been difficult."

Pros: "Clean airplane, Nice seats. Very nice crew. Good connecting flight."

Cons: "Great airline"

Pros: "coffee"
Cons: "boarding was chaotic"

Pros: "Excellent service and food"

Pros: "Non of the usual manic stumbling from one inefficient process to the next a la Ryanair, Easyjet or Jet2"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I liked the comfort of the seats and the spaciousness of the area allowing for standing out of the way. The service was exceptional and the food on this flight was very good. Entertainment was also very good."
Cons: "My only suggestion would be if the crew would inquire if you've ever flown either with Lufthansa or specifically business Class and just give tips if needed. Other than that, on this leg of our journey we had no complaints."

Cons: "Flight delays"

Pros: "On time, Staff were excellent"
Cons: "Poor snack (sugary cookie) Big rush to make connection in Frankfurt, almost missed it. Should allow at least 2 hours to connect as they use buses to transfer from plane to terminal and often have to go through security again."

Cons: "Was delayed which caused us to miss our connecting flight"

Pros: "Crew was personable and friendly"

Pros: "The food between Frankfort to Istanbulwas lovely and the staff nicely"

Pros: "Ease of boardibg and getting through security"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Generally the whole experience with flying Lufthansa was a positive one. Comfortable seats, good leg room, pleasant staff"
Cons: "Nothing really other than we were late leaving/arriving and such a much reduced time on the layover in Frankfurt"

Pros: "Spare seat next to me"
Cons: "Could have done with pre dinner drinks a bit quicker"

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Plane confitions, food. Srvice"
Cons: "Seats are still uncomfortable le on Economy class."

Pros: "Perfectly okay flight, slept through with no disturbances. Crew were friendly enough and landed fine. Airport took me a while to figure out though."

Cons: "They don't have entertainment"

Pros: "Quick flight and very comfortable."

Pros: "Overall it was good trip!"
Cons: "No issues at all"

Cons: "Having to pay to sit together."

Pros: "Lufthansa over Thomas Cook any day"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Flight canceled"

Pros: "Good space in cabin compared to other airlines and excellent service by crew"
Cons: "Benefits for frequent flyers and senators have been eroded significantly . also it has been made much harder to achieve status. In the past, complimentary upgrades were done frequently. nowadays it doesn't happen anymore. For someone who is flying approximately 30 times per year with star alliance, this is dissatisfying. I also don't understand why my preferences from my profile are not used in the pre-allocation of my seat."

Pros: "Standard Lufthansa short haul, Crew attentive"
Cons: "arrived off stand"

Pros: "Great service !!!!"

Cons: "The return leg has been nothing but a disaster, in every way possible, specifically my time and financially. At no point in the booking process, when I paid over $800 for the trip, was I told that I needed a specific travel visa (Canadian ETA) to fly back into Toronto for my return flight. Subsequently when I checked in for my flight yesterday morning in Manchester, England, I did not have the required travel documents and had to be rerouted onto a flight into the U.S. at a cost to me of $350. The rerouted flight got me to Washington Dulles airport, where I then had to purchase a second flight to get me home to Cleveland, Ohio, at an additional/extra cost of $450. MY CAR IS PARKED AT TORONTO PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!!! I am having to now rent a car and drive there tomorrow (Friday) to collect my car, at another additional cost of $100 plus a 10-hour round trip. Due to the lack of information and communication on your companies behalf, I am down close to a $1,000 and will lose 2-days in work as of the additional days I am having to travel back to Toronto to collect my vehicle. I would appreciate contact from your organization to find the avenue I need to take for compensation of my time and finances. Regards"

Cons: "Not enough indian movies. Too many other foreign movies. English movies were too old. Frankfurt airport is the worst airport. Terminal to terminal is too far."

Pros: "The food was kind of nice"
Cons: "Hardly any leg room, hardly any elbow room, got middle sitting on all my flights and the lay overs were terrible and last but not least my baggage were I had my holiday did not show up for two days. When it did I tipped the driver 20 pounds as he deserved it more than anyone anyways. Oh yeah almost forgot to mention my bag looks like it went through a meat grinder. Thanks Lufthansa baggage handlers your the best ever ! And BTW this para graph speaks for a my stops and transfers"

Pros: "ample food and no $ to check baggage."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable"

Pros: "Air china different"

Pros: "Clean large toilets. enough of them so you need not wait. toilet area large so you can walk around. Crew friendly and always anticipating our needs. I liked the hot towels handed out twice during flight. Also the 2 delicious hot meals and snack. The captain didn't turn on seat belt sign at all; others turn it on after 3 or 4 seconds of slight turbulence and leave it on for the next 30 minutes even when it is smooth after that."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Just much more professional than US carriers... Also much more leg room in economy class then most US carriers"

Pros: "Food was excellent and the stewards were great"
Cons: "An 8 hour flight!"

Cons: "same issues with the seats, not very comfortable, not all crew members are polite"

Cons: "Bigger seats the new ones are way to narrow"

Cons: "Time"

Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "Ran out of business class meal. Substituted a Econ class."

Cons: "Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful"

Pros: "Fantastic gate agents!"
Cons: "The food was terrible."

Pros: "Crew was great and helpful despite oversight in my special meal."
Cons: "Special meal request was overlook. I did not mind so much as eating less does some good! It is human to err!"

Pros: "The seat was a little uncomfortable but the crew were amazing."

Pros: "Pleasant flight"
Cons: "We were delayed & missed our connection"

Pros: "Entertainment was amazing"
Cons: "Seats a bit hard"

Pros: "Service is awesome. Food is great."
Cons: "People with short connection are affected by the 15 to 25 minutes delay."

Cons: "This return flight was much better than the flight going to Amsterdam. I believe the biggest factor was the type of aircraft. The old 747 just didn't meet expectations. The newer 777 on the way back was much more comfortable, with better amenities."

Pros: "Awful"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "well mannered and attentive crew - good supply of complimentary food/drink - good over all comfort"
Cons: "boarding was running very far behind - considering this is mainly a hub operations carrier - resulted in several passengers missing their connecting flights -"

Cons: "Long haul flight made pleasant by KLM"

Cons: "Lost all our bags so couldn’t ski"

Pros: "Everything is alright"

Pros: "Boarding agent extra effort to improve my seating!"
Cons: "Food amount less than expected."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Nice that wine was served without charge."
Cons: "Announcements from the cockpit were hard to hear. Food has been better in past."

Pros: "The crew was efficient. Flight left on time. Food and wine served."
Cons: "No entertainment."

Pros: "The seats seemed to have more space on this plane which was nice."
Cons: "It felt strange that the crew members completely skipped over me when serving lunch and drinks. At least something as basic as water should be given to all passengers."

Pros: "kLM staff was great."

Cons: "KLM staff in the Prague airport were some of the rudest humans I have ever met. So incredibly uncaring and outright mean."

Pros: "Travel on Crostian Airlines did not pappen. KLM flight to Munich was cancelled and I was rescheduled on Air Setbia to Belgrade, the Split."
Cons: "That it didn’t happen."

Pros: "Friendly in-flight personell"
Cons: "Approx. 1 hour delay, which was not the airline's fault (construction on runways)"

Cons: "The cabin crew was racist. She told me to move back from an empty seat just because she wanted one of the guys ( from her country ) to set on it! Very rude and racist."

Pros: "The time keeping was very good. We left on time and arrived early on both occasion. Good organisation. Excellent service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "After more than two hours of delay... Initially the flight takes off was at 8:35... Then 21:20... Then 21:50... Then 22:10. Finally we took off at 22:40... Refund our money klm..."

Pros: ".Very much on time with pleasant service."
Cons: "Can nit find much fault fir a short run!"

Pros: "Crew were friendly. Flight was comforyable smooth and on time. Nice snack."

Cons: "Headset jack only worked if the headset plug was in EXACTLY the right spot."

Cons: "Tiny old cramped plane."

Cons: "I don’t like the limited choice of drinks on these short KLM flights."

Pros: "Cabin Crew was awesome."
Cons: "Entertainment System was not working and no Non-veg food option in flight."

Pros: "I was pleasantly surprised they had a snack service on such a short flight. The flight attendants were very friendly"
Cons: "Amsterdam customs is the most disorganized I have ever seen. With the number of tourists entering the country you would think they would have done something about it. There were only 2 customs agents!! One for all passports and 1 for all passports. We were in the customs hall longer than we were in flight!"

Cons: "Our flight was canceled from Amsterdam to Bordeaux and did not receive any direction and had to find alternate flights for ourselves with the personal expense of using our own cell phones. Then our luggage lost for 3 days. Not happy!"

Cons: "Why do the crew have to slam the overhead and catering compartments to get them to shut?"

Cons: "Departure 40 mins late. I took this flight 2 weeks ago and it was also delayed."

Pros: "The cabin crew, the flight and communication and the cleanliness of the plane."
Cons: "It was really unclear which desk to use at Birmingham airport to check in. It was extremely stressful for a first time flier as I had no idea what to do - the desk location wasn't marked clearly and when no staff were there it wasn't clear that the desk was open."

Pros: "They were awesome."

Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly, but they only had limited resources to work with."
Cons: "Worst aircraft I have been on in years. No wifi or entertainment, no power outlets, only bad wine/beer for a 3+ hour flight is mediocre at best..."

Pros: "Friendliest economy class service I've ever encountered."

Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and professional. toilets were very clean adequate overhead space"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats in Economy Comfort. Legroom and recline were OK but the seats were extremely narrow. No evening meal and breakfast was minimal"

Pros: "Seat space was good for a short flight, inclusive of free snack and drink."
Cons: "Too much overoverhead luggage."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Airlines had no record of our pets flying with. Missed our flight even though we were there over 3 hours prior. Ruined the last day of vacation. Now we are waiting for the promised help in Amsterdam. No one is here. No one knows anything. Feel like crying"

Pros: "No entertainment or food needed on a half hour flight. Otherwise excellent."
Cons: "Nothing​"

Pros: "The flight crew were kind, polite, and attentive."
Cons: "Bussing to the plane was a bit odd, but the crew remained organized in doing so. When we arrived to the plane, they had both entrances open so that those sitting near the rear of the plane would enter from the back. Plane was a little chilly, but I have come to expect that one most flights."

Pros: "Quick and efficient flight. Crew very organized. Great language skills"

Pros: "In general, it was ok"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and because of this I missed my connection flight to Amsterdam"

Cons: "I wasn't sitting next to my partner and we sat on the Tarmac for 45 minutes after the flight was already delayed by 30 minutes."

Pros: "Crew very efficient Food was reasonably good Good movie selection"
Cons: "Boarding at AMS was very disorganized. No row boarding for economy, just all at once Lights stay on during the flight, so difficult to sleep"

Pros: "The crew was astounding"

Cons: "This airline charges for everything, and after you pay once, they try to charge you again, and again, and again (four different people tried to charge me 4 different times for my two checked bags). And they lost the record of my payment, so I had to show 4 times the Amex receipt showing that I had paid before. It took 45 minutes and 4 non receptive agents for me to get my luggage checked. British Airways is significantly better."

Pros: "More leg room"
Cons: "Space"

Pros: "n/a"
Cons: "The conditions were very cramped. The entertainment system was quite old and had very little selection. My entertainment system actually stopped working all together. I called for assistance from my seat a couple of times, but nobody came."

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "They have a terrible communication problem, they never communicated why the flight was late, they never communicated what they were doing or what was happening. Bad customer service. Bad communication with the client. They told us when I asked several times that we would not lose our connection and that everything was fine and that was not the case. We lost the connection. No one told us anything. Another problem was that the girl in the boarding process removed the suitcases tickets from the boarding pass and did not want to return them, and held it without any cause. The flight staff went looking for us. Pretty sad and disappointed by their service. I understand that they were causes outside the airline but must communicate to the client. They cannot remain silent and say nothing."

Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Awoke to find ill man laying on floor in aisle next to me with oxygen. Shortly after... Passenger in seat near man on floor (diabetic but no one tells us anything) needs to lay across four seats with oxygen for heart issues for remainder of trip with staff and doctor on board nearby. Nevdr informed what was happening, never offered to move our seats or move iIl passengers. Glad all turned out ok. Could have given them more privacy and better informed other passengers."

Pros: "Crew was attentive. Timings were spot on."
Cons: "Virtually no information at boarding which made everybody just make a huge line. Boarding they a bus, it was raining and we got wet."

Pros: "Fly was delayed.i was told my bag would go to end but it was not.instead of coming to the hotel 7pm i came 1am."
Cons: "Explain me to take the bag on time.it was almost left in the airport."

Pros: "Crew was good, seat was not, it was freezing cold and one little blanket was inadequate!"
Cons: "Provide another blanket when needed, was wearing shorts and a short sleeve shirt."

Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "In flight complimentary food and drink service could have been better."

Pros: "Friendly crew"

Cons: "We had a short delay"

Cons: "Really hard to get boarding passes online"

Pros: "Excellent service"

Pros: "crew great comfortable"

Pros: "Crew was wonderful and welcoming!"

Pros: "Entire trip was easy and comfortable."

Cons: "The flight delayed for 2xhours from Paris to Cincinnati"

Cons: "If you have to change planes and Paris is your middle person. Leave at least 2-3 in between the two flights otherwise you might not make it."

Pros: "great food, entertainment and seat comfort"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "The airplane"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Intranet wifi meant I could watch entertainment on my iPad"
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable"

Pros: "Entertainment"

Pros: "The entertainment has great selection. The crews were much friendier than the flight from SFO to Paris."
Cons: "The seat padding is rather thin."

Pros: "Liked the transfer"

Pros: "Timely and smooth teansit."
Cons: "Food has a way to go to be appetising."

Pros: "En deux mots, tout était médiocre, avion, « nourriture » (si on appeler ça comme ça) même les hôtesses travaillaient avec une sale gueule.. Très déçu d’Air France"
Cons: "Le capitain et l’aterrisage"

Pros: "Efficient and smooth flight. Service was great and flight attendants were friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "25 min ahead schedule!!!"
Cons: "Cabin space, too narrow rows."

Pros: "Great service and food."
Cons: "Tv screen is resolution is to low. Hard to see details."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Plane left 45 minutes late. No reason given either when waiting or after late boarding. I didn't eat as I tried to sleep byt narrow seats meant being woken constantly by fidgety neighbour. Fortunately the plane made up most of the lost time and I got my next Air France flight. This one was 50 minutes late departing."

Cons: "Airplane really old. Cabin configuration economy was in front of economy plus. Just 1 bathroom for economy and economy plus. Economy plus seats old and uncunfuttable ( more than it should be )"

Pros: "The service was very professional."
Cons: "Everything went well."

Pros: "Arriving safely."
Cons: "We didn't get boarding passes for the second flight at EDI so we had to exit the secure area, get boarding passes, and go through security a second time for the same trip."

Pros: "Free snack and drinks. Good service."

Pros: "Plenty of seat space"
Cons: "In flight entertainment and call button was broken ... crew never passes to ask if you’d like water."

Pros: "I would like to come on time each trip because I got two late time before with airfrance"

Pros: "The airbus 380 was great and the staff very nice"
Cons: "Too mych bad smells after a few hours"

Cons: "The room between seats is unbearable."

Cons: "Some toilet facilities out of order and some slow service"

Cons: "There are always delays. Today it was that internet was down."

Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Cattle car accommodations"

Pros: "Getting there on time despite delay"
Cons: "entertainment had very old media and no recent additions. Crew was not very organized"

Cons: "The delay in the flight without even informing us of the reasons. Changing the boarding gates twice, and no options in the meal."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable with good recline. Food was good, but not excellent."
Cons: "They forgot the snack/breakfast service for the front right section of economy then had to rush it. Overall, the service was good, but some things just seemed off. An attendant call was never answered, etc."

Cons: "Food was not good."

Pros: "Seat room was better on most economy flights. The food was good and the glass of champagne did not hurt at all. The aircraft flew very smoothly from takeoff to landing."

Pros: "The crew was very nice and helpful."
Cons: "The food was really poor. The chicken was as dry as it can be. The food taste was poor. I flow 3 weeks ago with KLM and the food was pretty good for flight food. In a French company I expect much more. The entertainment system on the airbus a380 was like an enchant IT system from the past. Very poor reaction time. Very messy and not people oriented at all. Especially after KLM's And Delta experience."

Pros: "Disorganised and slow"
Cons: "Couldn't organise a booze up in brewery. Baggage offload took forever"

Cons: "delay for one hour with not even a glass of water very old plan video with tiny screens and bad resolution food quality especially bread is not good"

Pros: "HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE DO NOT FLY WITH AREOMEXICO"

Pros: "Flight, plane, and crew were great."
Cons: "MEX customs was a nightmare."

Pros: "The food, comfort"
Cons: "The crew, some of the crew were a bit rigid, didn't seem to like what they were doing"

Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "A more organized boarding process"

Pros: "Crew was good, food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment, I saw the Wifi stuff when I bought the ticket, but there was no internet connection there. Besides, no movies, no screen... boring."

Cons: "Be in time, over 1 hr delayed."

Pros: "Great flight. The only uncertainty with this level of tickets, is not knowing the seats you will get in advance, even thought they are in the back of the plane. In general, it is worth what you pay for."
Cons: "Knowing the seats you will get in advance, even thought they are in the back of the plane. They can save the food!!! It's owfull."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "9 hour delay"

Pros: "Was on time"
Cons: "The entertainment"

Pros: "Nice service but bad food!!!"
Cons: "Change the charges for the luggage when it is international and provide good quality food!!!"

Pros: "The plain got to Mexico before time I was traveling premier so the seats were confortable."
Cons: "Normally the crew is really nice .I found this One less attempt . The suitcase didn’t came our first like every time I fly business"

Cons: "Over booked"

Pros: "same as before"
Cons: "same as before"

Pros: "I had not used Aeromexico before and what a great experience it was! All the staff and crew were very helpful and courteous. The seats were comfortable with more leg room than other airlines in economy class. I will certainly use again and tell my friends about it."
Cons: "Excellent service throughout!"

Pros: "Luggage was found that was good"
Cons: "Horrible day nobody here to guide you or help you and then charge you an arm and a leg."

Pros: "Hot food Free entertainment Great Cabin crew fluent in english Airport staff friendly and fluent in english All staff efficient and tolerant of non native speakers"

Pros: "One of the phone reps at one point seemed like he cared."
Cons: "This flight was the result of an attempt to rebook a flight after your poor information and integration with travel distributors and insures caused weeks of phone calls and frustration. Then when I finally absorbed the cost of a change that was supposed to be covered - the new flight you booked me on kept changing itineraries and flight times (the reason it was not covered is that Aeromexico didn't convey to me or anyone what boarding classes and conditions were refundable and your reps were constantly confused and changed the story - each time finding a new hurdle). I will never book with Aeromexico again."

Pros: "Flight on time, all personal was very helpful and kind"
Cons: "No choices for breakfast and the one served on first class not so great."

Pros: "The flight itself was comfortable, smooth and overall satisfactory. They gave us a sandwich meal and there was some inflight entertainment (which I didn’t use)."
Cons: "I brought the same Samsonite carry on luggage piece that I’ve used on multiple major airlines (Avianca, United, American, Copa, etc.) with no problems, and AeroMexico says it’s too big, the wheels didn’t fit into the sizing bin. Super frustrating if one of the most popular luggage manufacture makes a “carry-on” bag, airlines should realize people will be arriving with the expectations that they can use it as a carry on. Anyways I’m out $58 both ways ($116). I will not fly with AeroMexico again because of this simple fact."

Pros: "Ease in ticketing."
Cons: "The hardest part was the long layover. I didn’t dress warmly enough, so I had to keep moving!"

Cons: "Boarding process. The Zone lines are formed a very long time before boarding really begins. Why?"

Pros: "Servicio. Puntualidad."
Cons: "Todo bien"

Pros: "Food, entertainment, leg room much better than any US airline. Crew is smart and efficient."

Cons: "Both planes delayed and carry on luggage lost"

Cons: "Rough Landing"

Pros: "Vuelo acorde con el horario establecido"
Cons: "Regular atención del personal en el aeropuerto"

Cons: "Crew standing in the back talking to each other with their backs on us"

Pros: "Close for connecting and had lots of staff to get you there on time."
Cons: "Food mediocre"

Pros: "The in flight meal was just what we needed and they got us to San Jose safe and sound. No complaints!"

Pros: "Ontime and pleasant"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "It was a direct flight."
Cons: "The delay when departing, and the attention of the flight attendants. Also very limited kind of beverages."

Pros: "Since I got down from the plane everyone from Aeromexico were super attentive."
Cons: "The fact that they only gave peanuts for the flight. I was really hungry and because of the connection I couldn’t get anything from the airport and there wasn’t any other option in flight."

Pros: "La comodidad la amabilidad de las personas."
Cons: "La comida"

Pros: "Flight attendant Antonio was great! Friendly, funny and kind."

Pros: "Nothing!!!"
Cons: "Everything. The customer service was horrible. They did not honor the seat reservation and stationed my father in the back of the plane instead of the front of the plane as agreed on my reservations. They charged for baggage. The whole experience was horrible!"

Pros: "Good legroom. Staff, food, boarding. Landed ahead of expected time."
Cons: "The temperature varied rather; hot on the ground cold over the arctic. One toilet door was faulty. The entertainment system occasionally played up."

Pros: "Nothing. We’re not there yet"
Cons: "Everything. AM customer service is beyond horrible and unhelpful."

Cons: "All"

Pros: "5 stars to the supervisor Octavio"
Cons: "The rest of the Team do not know what customer service is"

Pros: "The snack - such as it is - is certainly a step above what I get when I fly the same route on United. Also the entertainment system is much better, and free! Cabin staff are friendly and efficient. The seating is about the same as on every other airline. I was in steerage for the Mexico City - San Jose leg. A lady was seated in my window seat when I boarded, and seemed surprised when I insisted on reclaiming my seat (She had the middle seat). In contrast to Mexico City, the San Jose airport is a model of efficiency. Immigration is rapid, luggage comes out on the carousel in good time, and best of all there is a duty free shop right in the luggage claim area, so it is unnecessary to buy liquor ahead of time."
Cons: "Mexico City is a terrible airport to have to pass through. Everyone has to go through Immigration (similar to US airports in that regard) even if just in transit. However, they have few officers there, and almost half of the available booths weren't even manned. The result was chaos, with the immigration hall filled with grouchy travellers, and other travellers stuck in aircraft waiting to disembark. Expect to be stuck in Immigration for a minimum of an hour after landing; maybe plan on 1 1/2 hours just to get through Immigration and Customs. And if you are making a connection, whatever you do don't go through the sliding doors on the other side of Customs - I made that mistake once! I speak Spanish, so the following comments are not coloured by language difficulties ... Security staff are unfriendly. While there is supposed to be free wifi in the departure lounge, I couldn't figure out how to use it. A gate agent told me there wasn't any free wifi, all the time standing beside a sign that said there was. I was also singled out for a spot check of my hand luggage right in the jetway. The unfriendly lady doing that search so disarranged my stuff that I couldn't find my Kindle when I got on the plane, so was without my planned reading material."

Pros: "Not anything stood out."
Cons: "It was the WORST FOOD I've ever had period. The beer was warm and in short supply. I resorted to drinking to ease the misery of the flight."

Pros: "Everything. Everybody very helpful"

Pros: "The value for money"
Cons: "The fact you have to pay for Wi-Fi"

Pros: "I like the non stop flight."
Cons: "I honestly don't see the point in having so many terminals to check in. I had my reservation code I was even able to pay for my bag and wouldn't print out the boarding pass so I had to go to the assistance counter. There was one one person helping out with this issue and took me close to 30 mins to be able to get a boarding pass"

Pros: "Un pequeño retraso a la salía de México, sin mayores inconvenientes"

Pros: "In general, the crew was helpful and cheery."
Cons: "I had ordered a vegetarian meal - do not eat any meat - which was reconfirmed with my prebooking the day before the flight. On board, I was served a ham croissant "no hay algo más". Ham is not vegetarian (!) No inflight entertainment for short hop (1h15) from Oaxaca to Mexico - understandable. Uninteresting selection of inflight entertainment for the longer Mexico-Montreal flight."

Pros: "Aeromexico has a very organized group boarding system with clearly posted signs for what group you're in. Flight landed early!"
Cons: "There was a long wait in the jet bridge prior to boarding for this flight. Nothing that was upsetting, just lack of communication between the gate agents and flight crew. This was one of Aeromexico's older planes, so no seatback entertainment like on their newer aircraft."

Pros: "I was impressed and very happy the flight was early. I had low expectations with Aeromexico because in the past every flight I took with you was delayed or late."

Pros: "Great selection of movies to watch"
Cons: "The crew seemed to be in a bad mood that night. One of the flight attendants hit my elbow as he was speeding through the aisle, causing me to knock over my drink. He didn't apologize or try to help. The other one"

Pros: "Aeromexico stole my money and never let me board a flight. My initial flight was cancelled due to mechanical issues after a 3 hour delay in the airport. At this point it was 3AM and all passengers were told to call Aeromexico's support number to re-book their flights. Aeromexico staff does not speak English well and when I asked them to speak slower I was cursed at and hung up on. I finally called again and was given 2 options: agree to a flight that would DESTROY my vacation or get a refund. Scared and exhausted, I told them I didn't understand, and the flight didn't work, and guess what, they re-booked me anyway, and said that since I was re-booked any change to my ticket would entitles them to my entire $1,100 fare. Aeromexico is a criminal enterprise. Never book with them! Kayak, you should cut all ties with this airline!"

Pros: "Pilot communication"
Cons: "Free snacks & drinks"

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Efficient speedy boarding but slow at Dubrovnik airport going through passport check"
Cons: "Free drink on board would have been nice as paid more especially for BA but apart from the baggage allowance and quick processing there was little to differentiate from a budget airline"

Pros: "Excellent service I don’t have nothing to say was amazing"

Pros: "Comfortable"

Pros: "Friendly clean and spacious"

Pros: "Getting off"
Cons: "This route needs a bigger plane. Always packed. Only a few rows of business class. Took off nearly an hour late. Economy on BA is very much a budget airline experience."

Pros: "Good flight, no complaints"

Pros: "See above, ditto."

Pros: "The captain was very apologetic and the crew were friendly."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour, meaning we arrived at almost midnight and for me and a few other people their electronic boarding passes did not work properly I was refused at the departures gate and told to go to the British airways counter to get a paper boarding pass printed out. I also saw some other people with British airways electronic boarding passes having similar problems."

Pros: "It has to be said, the prices were good. But you do get what you pay for...… (in my case, a lot of extra time and stress)"
Cons: "Firstly Kayak is apparently actually LastMinute.Com? BA flight was OK, but not much different from a low-cost airline. Return leg had to be Ryanair and online check-in didn't work (ouch! - you have to pay extra to check in at the airport). I eventually found out (after frantic googling) that Kayak auto-generates an email address for you as part of the Ryanair booking process, and this is the one you need. I spent about 30 mins getting through to LM.Com overseas helpdesk trying to get hold of it. I also had to request hold baggage as a separate process and it took 10 days to confirm this had been arranged (again, I would have had to pay extra at the airport)."

Pros: "Quickness of flight."
Cons: "Came round collecting cups etc within minutes of being served. No sky shop. And I was sitting in 3rd row (by choice) but didn't know I would have a curtain inches from my face for most of the journey."

Pros: "Speedy boarding process, very polite staff, good food."
Cons: "Very small serving of drinks, not a lot of entertainment on offer."

Pros: "Everything it was painless"

Pros: "Price was goo £200 cheaper than the BA price"
Cons: "Cabin very cold over the whole journey at the end of the day you pay peanuts get monkeys But BA has a very tired fleet compared to say Emerites"

Pros: "Check in staff and Crew are brilliant. Always pleasant, friendly and helpful. Some aircraft are a little ‘tired’ and a few things don’t quite work as they should. For example my wife’s headphone socket was broken, and therefore no in flight entertainment. But we managed. It was reported to the crew and they immediately set about recording it for attention at next maintenance and changed our seats, so no complaints there. A few of the entertainment screens are scratched, and the controls faulty. But still usable with a little perseverance."
Cons: "Seat row spacing too close. There is little point of a reclining seat because using it greatly inconveniences the passenger behind."

Pros: "All good"

Pros: "Much quieter than Heathrow so a more relaxed environment to travel. Flight left slightly late but made up time and landed ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Having to pay for a cup of tea. No issue with BA charging for alcolhol in a 1 hour flight but still think drinks like tea/coffee should be provided free."

Pros: "fast efficient, lovely crew,"
Cons: "shame B.A. is turning into a budget airline, despite the high standards of service trying to be maintained by the excellent crews."

Cons: "Many cancellations and airline lost my luggage"

Cons: "Left late. Everything was unorganized."

Pros: "Deserts were really good"
Cons: "Would be great to have Healthier snacks inbetween the meals"

Pros: "see above"
Cons: "see above"

Cons: "All snacks and drinks were for purchase. Not even free water!"

Pros: "The was good and air hostess was kind and gentle. ."

Cons: "No hay entretenimiento"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "A two hour flight and they ran out of time to serve drinks. Maybe if BA reversed their ridiculous decision to charge for drinks, it wouldn't take them so long."

Pros: "Crew friendly"
Cons: "Food bland and limited choice Do not like the new bottle service in Club Service slow Seats very uncomfortable and less seat pitch than on other airlines"

Pros: "Everything was on time."
Cons: "It is a very good flight i seen. The flight was timely. Landing was very good."

Pros: "Actual room in coach"
Cons: "Corination chicken"

Cons: "Everything important was missing. Poor poor."

Pros: "Easy as pie!"

Cons: "Check-in... Long long lines to check in was terrible."

Cons: "Booked 6 exit row seats only to have half of us moved. Somehow Cyprus is short haul? So no free soft drinks or food! The crew ran out of much of the menu."

Pros: "The seats were comfortable and they gave enough food and water."
Cons: "We did on line check in, printed the tiket, and they decided to reprint it, and it never work, every time that we used this re-printed ticket doesn't work, we needed to call many time the staff, and in the baggage drop off constantly said that our baggage hast over weigth without weigth it, the scale said another thing, I have the impresion that they were pushing for extra-weigth pay."

Pros: "Crew treated you well, boarding was organised and as a silver club card holder I was rewarded with priority boarding (less queues, less hassle)."
Cons: "Old style entertainment console, small screens, no usb or plug point for charging."

Pros: "Very professional"

Pros: "BA was great especially in JFK"
Cons: "Booked through Kayak and my mums ticket was voided so couldn't board had to buy her a new ticket"

Cons: "Boarding was delayed both departing and arriving for this trip. Poor communication from British Airways."

Cons: "Not really friendly. Nothing to drink. My chair was broken so I couldn't really lean back."

Cons: "they lost my luggage"

Pros: "Nothing they cancelled flights"
Cons: "They counselled flights"

Pros: "Disability assist was good."
Cons: "Unable to use your cash on board. Having to use a card to buy something, like a drink, for £1.80"

Pros: "smiles and kindness efficiency"

Cons: "Charge for water"

Pros: "Lots of info, arrived 10mins early"

Pros: "Friendly, efficient and caring. A comfortable experience at a very low price."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Great customer service"
Cons: "One of BA system was down which did delay us"

Pros: "On-time departure, friendly staff"

Pros: "The planes the people were very nice. Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Horrible connections We were on the southern coast of Spain wanting to go to Southern coast city of Nice France. We had to fly to LONDON then to Nice. It included a 9.5 hour layover on London."

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