Travel Forum

Our Travel Forum was created to provide you with the opportunity to connect with other travelers who share your passion for travel. Sign into "My Account" and you’ll be able to write reviews, share your travel experiences, and post questions for other travelers. Not yet registered? It’s simple to create an account, membership is free, and it only takes a moment to join. Once you do, you’ll be able to participate in the forum. If you have a specific customer service or quality assurance question, please contact our Traveler Support Team by calling 1-800-221-0814. We value the contributions of our travelers. Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participation before you begin.

Author: kathleencs

Joined: 10/6/2010
Posts: 21
GCT Trips Taken: 12
OAT Trips Taken: 0
Traveler Since: 2010

January 14, 2012
  • We are planning a trip to Costa Rica in April. Has anyone had a problem with long layovers on flights from San Jose to Miami?

Author: bad758

Joined: 4/28/2010
Posts: 27
GCT Trips Taken: 12
OAT Trips Taken: 8
Traveler Since: 2001

January 19, 2012

I am taking this trip March 28 and will have a 3-hour layover in Miami when I return on April 13.  This is with American Airlines.

Author: franniepat

Joined: 3/11/2010
Posts: 59
GCT Trips Taken: 4
OAT Trips Taken: 14
Countries Visited:

Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Columbia, Mexico, Alaska, Canada, Western US parks.

Traveler Since: 2008

March 19, 2012

Yes, I have for Costa Rica and coming back from Ecuador this May I have a 7 hr delay in Miama before flight to Philly! Last time OAT gave me a $25 food voucher. And used a Captain's Lounge pass I had, but it was a long 4 hrs. This airlines are really condensing flights to pack them!

Author: gaynell

Joined: 8/12/2010
Posts: 271
GCT Trips Taken: 5
OAT Trips Taken: 12
Countries Visited:

USA, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Japan, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, China, India, Turkey, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Scotland, England, France, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Greece, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Montenegro, Slovenia, Albania, Luxembourg, Croatia, Russia, Finland, Egypt, Jordan, Panama, Colombia, Iceland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Traveler Since: 2005

March 20, 2012

This is probably much too late for Kathleen, but perhaps it will help someone else.  If you are flying to Costa Rica from the WEST coast, do NOT let them book you through Miami!  There are direct flights from Los Angeles to San Jose, Costa Rica with no change of planes. They take only a bit longer than the flights from Los Angeles to MIami, but there is no time wasted in Miami airport, and no continuing flight. 

Most of them are red-eye flights, but we don't mind that, for you board the plane, eat your dinner, go to sleep with the help of a little melatonin, and wake up at your destination. It certainly beats the six hour flight to Miami, a 3-5 hour layover there, and an onward flight of four or five more hours.

You cannot Post or Reply, please sign in

Rules of Use:
Be Relevant

Please stick to the topic of travel when posting in our Forum. Stay on the relevant topic and do not disrupt a discussion in progress. If you have a specific customer service question or issue, please contact our Traveler Support Team by calling 1-800-221-0814.

Be Respectful

Use of any inappropriate language, personal attacks, and hate speech are not permitted. Respect others’ opinions and suggestions.

Be Mindful of Privacy Issues

Please do not post the personal information of other members (full names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc).

Help us help you

Please click on the ‘Report Abuse’ button if you see an inappropriate posting.