Traveling Avianca was the worst experience especially on my return flight from bogato Colombia where I missed my flight because there was no gate number on the ticket and by the time we found out where to go which was through check in again where we were stuck on a huge line. First time I ever had to go thru check in on a connecting flight. Ended up having to by 6 tickets back to NY which is not right.
Entertainment and seat space was great . Meal was not tasty , plain , no vegetable at all, all wheat .
Cons: "Change the whole system be more kind and human"
Cons: "Everything. Never in my life I experienced this. It was beyond inefficiency, it was literally CRUELTY"
Pros: "Leaving and getting on time"
Pros: "Overall trip was ok"
Cons: "Lady guiding people to register luggage was rude"
Pros: "The flight crew was helpful."
Cons: "Accommodation could have been better for those who had connecting flights. It messed up completely our working schedule. Very disappointing...."
Cons: "Fue un avión no adaptado a nuestros tiempos, sin entretenimiento a bordo, ni siquiera tenía para conectar el celular. Un servicio low cost."
Pros: "The crew was just ok."
Cons: "Everything, from the entertainment, the food etc."
Pros: "Decent food on long-haul flight, and good entertainment."
Cons: "The flight crew was an hour late. Therefore our flight was delayed and we missed our connection. They then separated me and husband on our next flight and put us in the back of the plane. No one apologized once and the entire crew appeared quite indifferent and unfriendly."
Pros: "Everything was great, short flight."
Cons: "One hour of delayed time"
Pros: "I was unable to board flight due to lack of suffiecnt Visa proof."
Cons: "We were three hours late leaving Bogota. First it was due to technical problems and then several other excuses."
Pros: "I liked the food great seats good attendence overall everything"
Pros: "The food was good, staff in the plane was courteous."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 4 hours. At the time when we were supposed to depart, nobody from the airline was at the counter outside the designated gate. I asked couple of people from Avianca and they told me the flight was departing at the original time, which was not correct. The flight first was pushed to 1 am departure (3 hours delay) and then to 4 am departure (4 hours delay). After several people asked about the flight and an hour after the original departure time, the airline finally had staff at the counter indicating the new departure time and apologizing for the inconvenience. The airline offered a meal at the airport, but I didn't find this through their representatives, but through another passenger. The gate changed about 5 times, which I understand is not under the airline control, but part of this probably could have been prevented with better coordination. My first day in La Paz was horrible, as I couldn't even sleep waiting for my flight to depart. Thank you Avianca!"
Pros: "The stewardesses were helpful and the in flight entertainment was great."
Cons: "Everything else."
Pros: "Basically the plane."
Cons: "I got a really bad customer service experience with one of the members of the crew. She answered my questions in a not polite way."
Cons: "I received an email from avianca saying i could cancel my flight and get a refund, I tried to take them uo on their offer but have still not heard back from them"
Pros: "The flight was delayed 8 hours however the airline took care of us. A paid hotel and a dinner for the night as well as a voucher. No worries in bogata thanks to avianca."
Pros: "Nos encanta el servicio al cliente de los que nos atendieron en el vuelo, excelentes"
Pros: "It was a fast flight. Overall good."
Cons: "The lines to check in the luggage in Barranquilla Colombia took long although there was not that many people. Overall not that much time, the boarding process in Boston was fast an friendly ."
Cons: "the flight had a 3 hours dwlate."
Pros: "Voucher for lunch"
Cons: "No accommodation to change flights. No honest updates."
Cons: "they changed my flight, and boarding take 2 hours, i hate this airline, three time i loose my time and money and they still own me money."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Again they boarded he plane before door was open only thisntime it was even colder in Bogota AND it was 7:30 in the morning. Again crew was rude. Didn't clear off food items."
Pros: "Great service, quick boarding, Nice, comfortable plane"
Cons: "Food is just okay, not varied."
Pros: "Brief 40 min flight. No complaints."
Pros: "The crew was smiley and sweet."
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Seats were clunky, I couldn't recline my seat during a 10 hours night flight."
Pros: "I've been flying American for years. Avianca, gave us twice as much food as american and drink breaks, overall it makes the flight feel less long. The seats moved back a little more than usual which was also very nice. Not to mention, I also had the opportunity to drink alchohol if I really wished, which I did take upon once with no regrets! Haha. All in all, I will definitely ride with Avianca again, great international buddy."
Pros: "El servicio rapido la comida todo estaba muy bien"
Pros: "the fact that i found it inexpenisve and less than a week before i had to fly."
Cons: "the seat i was in was small and screen didnt work."
Pros: "The flight was quick and efficient. On board, I fell a sleep the minute we took off... (11PM flight)... so I can't comment on the service. But the seat, business class, was very comfortable."
Cons: "The boarding was mayhem. Since we had to take a bus out to the plane, there was no order to the boarding process."
Cons: "The flight departed 30 minutes after the hour programmed"
Pros: "Crew was nice, smooth flight"
Pros: "Crew So kind"
Cons: "Food was not enough"
Cons: "we still havent take. iff"
Pros: "flight was On time, on board crew courtesy is very good indeed. Plane is in good condition. For a 1 hr flight is not bad"
Cons: "On coach, food is not an option, not even cookies. no options are availlable, not even with charge"
Pros: "The crew was professional and all the amenities made up for the terrible food."
Cons: "I ordered the steak and it was so dry I could not cut into it. Salad was uninspiring. I upgraded to business class and expected more."
Pros: "Avianca is always nice people. very Respectful"
Cons: "it was very dissapointing that the airline changed the aircraft in two of my flights. first it was a B787 from Bogota to Sao Paulo, it was changed for a A330....and after they changed the A330 which was my flight to Lima from Sao Paulo for a A320 and it was very unconfortable for a long haul flight."
Pros: "The comfort of aircraft was very good and the boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "Other customers don't seem to care about other passengers. No common courtesy. I had the gentleman behind me continuously kick my seat even after telling him to stop. Lack of respect is the reason I didn't rate my experience higher."
Pros: "Once on the plane things worked fine. Security who inspected carry-on claimed certain items were "weapons" and confiscated our personal goods. These were not weapons. Between overbooking and theftvofbproperty, not a good day."
Cons: "Avianca overbooked the plane and failed to notify us in advance. While the agent ultimately found us seats on another flight that worked with our connecting US flight, it took a very long time. We were able to make the "new" flight only because other travelers let us cut to the front of the line. Very upsetting."
Cons: "Que respeten los horarios de vuelos."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful. No complaints or issues."
Cons: "The only thing I didn’t like was the Panama City airport. Nothing wrong with the airliner."
Pros: "The crew was great!"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic. Went above and beyond"
Cons: "On schedule more leg room"
Cons: "There were no vegetarian lunch options."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and professional. Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "The only entertainment option is the mini screen every three rows."
Pros: "It was a nice and short flight. The food given to us was quite good, even though it was shorter than 2 hours."
Pros: "Excellent flight. So fast"
Cons: "There should be tv screens on each chair and the choice to choose what we want to watch."
Pros: "Crew was great and boarding easy"
Cons: "Copa Airlines has the worse entertainment system. I flew business and the food was pathetic. If you are sitting at the last two rows (out of four), they might run out of options for dinner and you are left without choices. I feel sorry for the crew that have to come to you and say "I only have left chicken ". Very cheap airline overall. I can't believe this is Star Alliance."
Pros: "Crew on copa was wonderful!"
Cons: "So hot in the plane as we sat on the plane waiting to go I was actually getting sick!"
Cons: "Did not receive any service"
Pros: "The flight was only an hour and a half yet we weee given a hot meal, a snack, and complimentary (alcoholic) beverages. Boarding was organized and timely, the crew was friendly. Couldn’t have asked for more. Smoothest flight experience I’ve had in a while."
Pros: "Nice wide seat."
Cons: "Seats didn’t recline much at all. Food only so so."
Pros: "First time on this airline. Friendly crew and good entertainment for a long flight."
Pros: "They serve a meal on most flights."
Cons: "When something goes wrong, like when our flight was oversold, the customer service is deplorable at best."
Cons: "Did not happen, forces to spend the night in Panamá due to airline miss-management and miss-planing. Ruined my trip!!"
Cons: "Flight was diverted to Guayaquil. Missed my connection to Manta."
Pros: "Excellent and friendly service, comfortable flight, efficient check in, baggage delivered in less than 15 minutes after landing"
Cons: "Everything was good. I don't have any suggestions for improvements."
Pros: "I slept through the entire trip."
Pros: "Even on this short flight, a snack was offered. Flight was smooth and on time."
Cons: "If I have to name something, it was a less new plane without personal entertainment systems."
Cons: "Didn't allow me to board since less than 1 hour before flight (due to late connection on other carrier). Tried to gouge me for another $1500 to catch next flight. Awful customer service. Buy travel insurance if using copa! Expensive lesson"
Cons: "atención de azafatas no fue amable para vuelos de larga duración debería instalarse mas TV"
Pros: "Love the fast flight"
Cons: "Did not catch connecting flight because first flight was canceled"
Pros: "Service was sastisfying"
Cons: "They weren't able to get my traveling companion and I seats next to each other."
Pros: "The pilot was great st explaining the flint and not where we were."
Cons: "They forgot my gluten free meal and didn’t tell me until I was on the plane. Can we count on you to feed us? Apparently not. How can an airline forget a meal for a passenger? Especially in such a long flight?"
Pros: "Stores in Panama"
Cons: "When you get into Panama in the airport they control people in a rude way. (specially when we were from Panama to the USA. They make questions and review the luggage not friendly."
Pros: "Flight crew were polite and good. Flight was relatively good with excellent entertainment."
Cons: "Despite early check-in, +3hours, and we checked in together; my wife and I were assigned seats that were not together. The boarding staff didn’t even mention that fact or explain why the sitting arrangement was so. It looked like she was just trying to sneak it through. I understand that many people might have pre-selected their seats online and her choices were limited, but a notification would have been nice."
Pros: "For the price, it was an incredible deal. Not fancy but kind flight attendants, standard economy class (meaning, as bad as all the others for space, definitely not the worst Ive flown, much better than cheap european airlines), had an on time connection in Panama... I would definitely fly again. I speak Spanish but all Copa staff speak English, so it was really easy."
Cons: "They do not have a way to order vegetarian food on their website so I did not eat on either flight, which was really frustrating."
Pros: "Smooth trip no delays of any kind. The airlines used a newer plane and each seat had its only tv for watching your own movie or play some games, that will always be a big plus for me. Also they provided snacks and drinks"
Pros: "Personal y abordaje"
Cons: "Asientos incómodos comida mala entretenimiento malo"
Pros: "After I missed my flight I was greatly helped by a transfer agent named, Ana Raquel. She did everything she could to help me as they arranged to get me on the next flight and as I waited and boarded. The other agent serving at that same desk also helped. I am sorry I did not get her name. No one could have been nicer than Ana was to me."
Cons: "When I arrived in Panama my boarding pass said the flight from Panama to Quito was leaving from Gate 20. I checked with the departure information and did not see Quito on the list. I made the mistake of not checking the time. And therefore waited and waited at gate 20 for the flight to Panama which by that time I had missed. And saw later that the gate had been changed at the last to Gate 24. I thought it would have been nice if Copa could have posted the change at Gate 20 . I would not have missed the flight."
Pros: "Viajo todas las semanas. En todo este tiempo nunca había topado con personal tan amable, simpático, alegre como el de COPA en Nueva Orleans tanto en el mostrador como en el abordaje. Les felicito!! Ojalá todas las estaciones siguieran este ejemplo."
Pros: "The flight attendants were courteous and professional. I have always loved flying on Copa."
Pros: "I love that food was included in our ticket price!"
Cons: "No announcements when boarding. The speaker system was not used once"
Cons: "We flew from Quito to Cuenca, Ecuador and after circling the city several times the pilot announced we were going back to Quito in order to deal with an equipment issue. I appreciate the move from a safety standpoint, the passengers were given no information about WHY we were going back or how long it would take."
Pros: "Todo estuvo perfecto !"
Pros: "Great food, great crew assistant"
Pros: "After snow delayed departure from Newark, we have made it as far as Panama City, Panama. Our bags, apparently, are in Quito, Equador! Such fun!"
Cons: "Overbooking, they also left my baggage and it´s lost until now!"
Pros: "At take off the plain a bird hit the wing. Crew gave feedback on what they knew. They remain calmed and try to share that feelings of everything will be alright."
Cons: "It took too long to get the flight changes. Staff was taking names of volunteers that wanted to stay, and for those who wanted to leave in the next flight. This could be more efficient by making groups--depending on the options. And try to keep more staff in the floor to help the passengers to direct them in the right option. We had only four people trying to do all."
Cons: "1h late departure, but we arrived at the expected time. Seats were not very confortable, but everyone had an individual tv. We bought a flight Montreal-Mexico-Panama City, but for some reasons, it was impossible to get boarding passes for the second part of this flight... We had to check-in again in Mexico city."
Pros: "Crew and service. Comfortable seats."
Cons: "Check in process was confusing as it is done by KLM and not Aeromexico. Bag delivery is taking forever!"
Pros: "Comfortable seat but all and crowded"
Cons: "Entertainment: poor selection of museums c and movies. Aeromexico should adopt the very good entertainment selection on Delta. I did love the documentary La Maleta Mexicana."
Pros: "The lunch was good, the team was nice and the flight went well!"
Cons: "Landing was horrible"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Not charge for the extra bag"
Cons: "Horrible and first flight was 1h45min late which made me miss my connecting flight. The transit airport was also a horrible experience to spend many endless hours in."
Cons: "I wish I didn't have an almost 6 hour layover and that there was a personalized screen for this longer flight."
Pros: "the crew was very gentle."
Cons: "I could not get my chair in a more confortable position to sleep, it did not work. Because of that my 6 hour and a half trip was very long and unconfortable and i ended up with pain in my lower back."
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!"
Cons: "In the counter people were rude (as always) and the first guy that helped us didnt found us. A lot of time wasting and not much staff to check-in."
Cons: "Crew and staff were lazy and hostile almost I have to say."
Cons: "The boarding unfortunately the Quito airport it’s too small"
Pros: "The crew was very kindly all the time, the on board entertainment is modern"
Pros: "It went smooth and was very comfortable."
Pros: "vuelo sin demoras"
Pros: "Good entertainment."
Cons: "The flight attendant was rude, they lost my bag and gave me $100 to cover $1000 worth of valuables."
Pros: "Right on time, great entertainment and decent food"
Cons: "The ground crew in CDMX is inept."
Pros: "Spacious cabin layout with great food and entertainment options."
Cons: "Zero complaints. It was a great flight"
Pros: "Crew is always great"
Cons: "Modern entertainment with personal screens."
Pros: "Seat comfort and timely departure/arrival to destination. Thank you"
Cons: "The breakfast continues to be disappointinbin Premier Class - a little bit of granola would go a long way to make the yogurt and fruit better. You used to have it and you used to warm up your bread which was ice cold on this flight. Could not enjoy with with the Lurpak (nice!) butter."
Pros: "Appreciated the unrequested upgrade especially after sonmany years and miles travelled with AeroMexico, Delta and its Sky Team partners"
Cons: "Mexico City airport logisitcs off prior Aeromexico flight from Leon (BJX) and then again logistics onto the plane"
Pros: "Attentive service"
Cons: "Food was scarce and not great flavor in Clase Premier, ni comparison with other airlines and even with other Aeromexico flights. Also, the entertainment screens were general, small and with a lot of glitches"
Pros: "Sales rep understanding"
Cons: "Sales rep unable to provide compensation when company delays flight for many hours or a day"
Cons: "Old aircraft, uncomfortable seats and not entertainment system"
Pros: "Cheese tamale"
Cons: "My hiking shoes were stolen along with a wind breaker"
Pros: "Lots of really good movie choices"
Cons: "I did not receive acknowledgment that I had cancelled the flight... and I still received 'updates' to give uncertainty to the status."
Pros: "We got an upgrade to 1st class. However because it’s an older plane, 1st class was just recliner seats. This was an overnight flight, so anything helped. It would have been nicer to have seats lay further back in 1st class. We did not have food since we slept the whole way."
Cons: "the attention during the delay was terrible. No A/C, and no possibilities of returning tio the terminal while they worked on fixing the plane... and the crew diidn't allow us to use our phones, or offered water"
Pros: "Airline was on time Smooth takeoff and landing Flight attendants efficient Snack provided was okay for the the three hour flight Airline let me check in my luggage 6 hrs before flight Lugguage was at final destination"
Pros: "Confortable seats and entertaiment"
Cons: "late boarding"
Pros: "Excellent service on the plane"
Cons: "Service in check in within Guadalajara airport"
Cons: "Gate was changed before bording, gates closed before plane departure time regardless of not all passengers present. Missed the flight and Aeromexico made us pay to grab another flight while it was Aeromexico personel that refused to allow us in even though it was not yet departure time and said plane doors were closed."
Cons: "The flight got delayed an hour and the ladies never gave us at least a curtious call to let passengers know that the flight would be delayed and people had to constantly go ask about the flight and they also didn't let us know where to find our baggage at the end of our flight"
Pros: "Staff was friendly, both at the airport and in the air. It was nice to have meals served, even on the very short flight."
Cons: "We arrived at the airport to find that they had overbooked the plane and our family's 4 seats were in jeopardy. We had to wait until they had processed everyone else in line, even though we had gotten there first, because either they were in the "sky priority" line or because maybe they had pre-bought their seat assignments. After a tense 20 minutes of waiting, they closed the flight and let us have our seats. Then, at the gate, they confiscated two of our most important carry on bags and checked them because they said that children are not allowed a carry on item -- despite paying full freight for their seats! It was very nerve-wracking at our arrival destinations as these two items were not padlocked and were the very last to come on the conveyor belt."
Cons: "Seats are very tight, uncomfortable."
Pros: "Good flight, excelent schedule"
Cons: "Flight Over sold (20 people)."
Cons: "All of the flights were delayed on our trip to Cancun from SFO. One of the flight delays caused us to miss our connection from Guadalajara into Cancun. They did not have any other flights to Cancun that day so we were put on a flight into Mexico City then finally to Cancun. We understand things like this happen with travel, but the lack of compassion for the situation was shocking. They were not apologetic at all! The lack of communication in English added to the frustration. This was our first and definitely only time we travel with Aeromexico!"
Cons: "*Seat was broken and seat cushion was hard. No one in our row was comfortable. Was not aware that the row before exit row does not recline. We were in row 14. Fortunately there were some empty seats so we could move. Would not have chosen that seat if website shared that information. The TV screens came done from the ceiling so everyone had to watch same thing. Music channels only played a few songs over and over again. This plane needs to be retired or have major upgrades. Definitely an older plane."
Cons: "To start with I paid to check in my suitcase. But I change my mind and decided to have a cary on. when I arrived at the airport I told an agent that I wanted to bring my suitcase as carry-on and she said that it was too large. So I had to wait in line. When I finally fot to the counter the agent and the agent realized I had already paid. She said that I could try take my suitcase under my own responsibility because she thought security would send me back. I was very surprised to hear this because it is a computer case. I did not have any problems and was able to embark. The plane had not bern clean. The pocket underneath my table had a used kleenex and the table of the person seated next to my had coffee spilled. During the 5:50 hrs only once were we offer a drink. Really bad service for an international flight."
Pros: "Staff was very courteous and helpful"
Cons: "Waited from scheduled boarding to when the flight was cancelled- 3 hours and then little help from Aero Mexico to rebook to final destination in a reasonable time. Was promised a full refund of cancelled booking with Aero Mexico and as of 4/17- 0"
Pros: "Didnt let me go to the VIP lounge."
Pros: "Arriving safely"
Cons: "Old plane (felt like I was back in the '90s), late departure, airport moved gate multiple times."
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "very small aisle and uncomfortable seats, the whole cabin felt very cramped."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Lost my luggage"