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Copa Airlines: Worth Its Star Alliance Status?

Copa Airlines: Worth Its Star Alliance Status?

Old Jun 18, 19, 1:49 pm
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Copa Airlines: Worth Its Star Alliance Status?

Hi guys,

We recently flew from Guatemala City (La Aurora Airport) to Medellín, Colombia with Copa Airlines. This was our first time testing a Central American airline and to be honest I personally, despite its Star Alliance membership, had never even heard of Copa Airlines. So we booked the ticket and boarded the plane with some weariness - certain other Latin American airlines we'd taken in the past quite frankly left us feeling lucky to only have booked single way tickets, so we weren't expecting much from Copa Airlines either.

But we were very pleasantly surprised by Copa Airlines:

- The airplane was fairly new, clean, with comfortable seating - and in-flight entertainment despite this being only a 2 hour flight!
- We booked emergency exit seats and especially on the second leg of our trip the leg room was just insane. More than double that of 'normal' emergency exit leg room on some seats!
- Food was included in the price on both legs of the trip. The chicken burger was good, but nothing fancy. Not that that's necessary - it was really good!

All in all, thought I would write this post so people would keep Copa Airlines on their radar if they hadn't already.


Wishing you great flights and a great day!
Kim (& Naick)
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Old Jun 18, 19, 2:14 pm
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Old Jun 20, 19, 4:39 am
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I don't get the post title. Why does Copa have to be worth it's Star Alliance "status" (membership)? It's been around longer than many airlines and often is a better choice for travel to Central America. So is Avianca/TACA/LACSA usually.
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Old Jun 20, 19, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ricktoronto View Post
I don't get the post title. Why does Copa have to be worth it's Star Alliance "status" (membership)? It's been around longer than many airlines and often is a better choice for travel to Central America. So is Avianca/TACA/LACSA usually.
I just took it as a rhetorical question, promoting a vlog. Unsure why it was moved to here as there is a trip report/vlog section on FT
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Old Jun 20, 19, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by ricktoronto View Post
I don't get the post title. Why does Copa have to be worth it's Star Alliance "status" (membership)? It's been around longer than many airlines and often is a better choice for travel to Central America. So is Avianca/TACA/LACSA usually.
Originally Posted by pmarrsouth View Post
I just took it as a rhetorical question, promoting a vlog. Unsure why it was moved to here as there is a trip report/vlog section on FT
Just the OP adverting her blog
Post 1 would not qualify as a trip report by a very long way

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