Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Johannesburg to San Juan
Most visitors from Johannesburg need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Juan.
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Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering San Juan.
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Juan.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to San Juan: most visitors from Johannesburg may enter San Juan but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
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Masks: Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route. The shortest travel duration to get to San Juan from Johannesburg is 21h 14m.
On your way to San Juan, you’ll fly out from Johannesburg OR Tambo. You’ll be landing at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Absolutely friendly Professional"
Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "Horrible seats. Very uncomfortable. No room to move around. Overcrowded plane."
Pros: "The food was very nice. The IFE was very nice as well. The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "The was a lot of profanity used by the attendants that was not necessary. Secondly I reserved a front row seat in online check in, but it did not allow put mean in that seat. Which if they were full would be understandable, but every single one was empty."
Cons: "Food on the menu was not available. Some of us did not get lunch and were being offered bread. Some flight attendants were impatient with pax and unwilling to help especially with regards to Wifi on board , others were impolite"
Pros: "generally good overall for a 14 hour long flight"
Cons: "legroom could always be better for me......but this was similar to most other airlines"
Pros: "Crew, interior, seats"
Cons: "Food was average. Service could be better. For example, my wife and I never got our food at the same time or close enough. We had to ask for food or drinks. They should regularly ask if we need something. Empty water bottles (up to 3) were sitting on my table for hours till we landed."
Pros: "The crew was nice, and there was sufficient overhead space for my bag."
Cons: "I've flown hundreds of times, and this was the most most unpleasant flight I've ever taken. My seat didn't recline, the entertainment console was not working properly, and I had almost no legroom due to the design of the seat. The temperature was unbearably hot. And I didn't get my special meal."
Pros: "The seat was not up to the usual Emirates business class standard. The lights were never completely dimmed."
Pros: "crew was good but seat was too narrow, and there are too many little kids near us."
Cons: "do limit the number of passengers with little children and don't put senior citizens near them."
Pros: "Amazing flight and service. Would fly Emirates all the time if I could."
Pros: "General flight was good. Loved the food."
Cons: "Beeing more than an hour delayed"
Pros: "The food and service was great."
Cons: "Boarding for priority was a bit slow."
Pros: "Crew and entertainment"
Cons: "Food and legroom"
Pros: "Emirates really knows how to treat customers"
Cons: "Flight was long"
Pros: "Good service by Emirates"
Pros: "It’s no choices small portion"
Cons: "No taste a"
Pros: "The travel kits are much nicer now, appreciated the mattress"
Cons: "The boarding process in ORT was a horrible fail. they didn't announce the boarding of first/business and by the time I arrived at my seat there was almost no overhead room left because people from economy put there bags in the business area. The bathroom was definitely not cleaned enough, I went twice where the floor was soaked, the seat was wet and the sink full of toothpaste. I understand that every passenger should be responsible enough to clean up after themselves, but it was not an enjoyable experience. The crew was friendly enough, but it didnt feel like the personalized service experience that is usually the case (where they introduce themselves, explain the do not disturb sticker etc). Also I think there was something wrong with my seat because it didnt "lay flat" all the way."
Pros: "Upgrade to Business class"
Pros: "I love the positive and can-do attitude of your crew"
Cons: "A 4 year old banging on the back of my seat"
Pros: "Very comfortable interiors and great food and drinks. Crew is also not a bunch of jerks."
Pros: "A380 flight was very comfortable, with adequate leg room. A great feature for long haul flights. Good food and a very good entertainment system"
Cons: "Good was served late, in both legs. Flight departs at 7 pm but diiner was served after 10 (midnight Dubai time) Which meant our sleep was disturbed and when breakfast was served we had a full stomach."
Cons: "Did not happen. Flight was purchased fraudulently and fortunately was caught by Emirates and Amex. Please REMOVE all my contact information from your website"
Pros: "excellent staff and friendly flight attendant."
Cons: "i wish next time the flight will includes a hotel for the over night stay. I had to sleep on the seats at the airport."
Pros: "Staff were friendly and helpful. ICE entertainment onboard offered a wide veriety to choose from"
Cons: "The food was average"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "We will highly recommend to use this airline. We will try again to flight to any city that we know they will have connections . Is worth it to plan to stay a few days in Dubai. Is a great city , unique, different."
Pros: "Flight was quiet and very well organized"
Cons: "I normally choose vegetarian on all my flights, but emirates only has a strictly vegetarian option. Which means vegan - food was not good at all. Sometimes too spicy to even try to eat. I asked to replace my meal on occasion and took the continental breakfast which was great."
Pros: "the food was wonderful, the economy seats were comfy, and the service was superb. I really liked being able to watch movies and listen to music w/o a charge."
Pros: "The great content in the entertainment system and the wifi. Bed was comfortable and the service was fantastic. I also really enjoyed the bar in the upper deck. The A380 is a wonderful machine!"
Pros: "As comfortable as one could hope for a long haul economy seat."
Pros: "I say that everything was good but overall "excellent" because it is hard to fly for hours upon hours and say that it was excellent. All considered, it was good while Emirates (compared to other carriers) is excellent. These huge airplanes are amazing!"
Cons: "Flying for hours upon hours but nobody can do anything about that. Africa has a routine, including this flight, of filling the cabin full of chemicals - for insects? Prepare to cover your head and face!"
Pros: "The comfortable seats, the entertainment system, the food, the attention given by the flight attendants. A great airline!"
Cons: "The length of the flight, but that's unavoidable."
Pros: "Space and the fact that everything worked. Food was excellant."
Cons: "I always like Emirates."
Pros: "leg room"
Cons: "the touch screen system was poor, limited movie choices, food taste, poor crew members etc"
Pros: "OK flight"
Pros: "Efficient, clean, friendly"
Cons: "None comes to mind"
Pros: "Entertainment Food Friendly Flight Crews"
Cons: "Had to rush to the next flight in Dubai."
Pros: "The crew were excellent. Very helpful and professional."
Cons: "All good!"
Pros: "Food and Entertainment beat Delta hands down."
Cons: "Unfortunately packed into a row with a lot of big guys"
Pros: "It was just ok overall."
Cons: "The first flight was late by over an hour and nobody could tell us why. They also serve food once and you don't get a snack or anything--you don't even see the attendants--for another 10 hours. Then they serve breakfast close to an hour before landing. The crew is constantly telling you to sit as if you weren't allowed to use the toilet at all when the seatbelt sign is on--and it's on the whole time. So you have to be asking permission to use the toilet when you are right next to the toilet door and about to go in because they don't allow you to use it. That's not healthy for someone to hold it."
Pros: "I will only fly Emirates when available to my destination from now on."
Pros: "I liked the boarding and most the crew was excellent"
Cons: "I specified ovo Lacto vegetarian because I eat cheese and diary. I got a stale and very small bread role with strawberry jam, wilted fruit and margarine for the breakfast meal. The non vegetarians got a full plate of croissant, cheese, fruit and jams. When I asked for butter I got no response. I asked three times before I could get some butter as I do not eat margarine. Lunch was wilted and slimy lettuce and tired fruit for dessert. The main meal itself was delicious but I was hungry the whole flight due to the small helping.. Another small but slightly fresher role and margarine again. Next to the non vegetarian meal there was less than half the food. It was very disappointing."
Pros: "Movies and internet"
Cons: "Took too long for food service. We were in middle two seats and my partner was feed and finished before I even got my food. They should go down each side at same time."
Pros: "Entertainment and comfort are nice"
Cons: "Food quality and service were mediocre at best"
Pros: "Crew attitude and helpfulness. Food and beverage."
Cons: "Boarding procedures. Inadequate bathrooms for passenger numbers. Seat width. No economy plus seating."
Pros: "The wrap-around head rests help with sleeping. The good size blanket was comfortable and kept me warm. I really liked the bigger entertainment screen and excellent choice of movies and TV programs. I've never had 'Homes International' and 'Don't tell the Bride' on any flights, which are favorites of mine and are very popular.. I fly on 16 flights/year domestic and international. The flight attendants were very pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "It was a bit too cold. I was in row 50 on the aisle. I am vegetarian so was pleasantly surprised with the fish curry being on the menu, but couldn't see or taste the fish. A bit disappointing."
Cons: "Crew members are very arrogant at passengers they will not respond quickly .Food is not at all good"
"For a delayed flight, and one that most choose because of the amenities, no one apologized for the lack of amenities. A simple, “we are truly sorry” announced to everyone would have gone miles. Instead, the crew kept trying to almost conceal the total lack of available entertainment and even feign like it might “sort of work” until the last minute. I was traveling with my life partner, who intended upon and did work the whole flight (despite zero internet, even for the little time avail that we are aware of when traveling to/from PR), but also with a just turned 6 year old who had been looking forward to using “his own” screen for the last 2 weeks. Underwhelming to say the least. The crew’s apathy didn’t help."
"My flight was cancelled and I wasn’t even notified!!! Horrible service!"
Pros: "Excellent service."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Everything. Major delays lost vacation times"
Cons: "No comments"
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours in Airbus 777 full of passengers. The reason was to fix some light and administrative error on a log book. This could have been prevented if they had done all of the checks beforehand. All of those passengers stuck in a plane during a pandemic. Not very smart !!!!"
Pros: "On time take off and the fact that we arrived alive."
Cons: "Hot meals and inflight entertainment. No even drinks were served."
Pros: "Great service and comfortable; well sanitized."
Cons: "TV screens for movies and shows."
Cons: "Some of the crew had an attitude and the purchased WiFi did not work"
Cons: "Almost 4 hour delay."
Pros: "Crew was snappy in getting people in plane and checking in carry ons since occupancy had been reached."
Cons: "Lack of adjustable headrest on seat."
Pros: "Crew helped us find new seats on board."
Cons: "American Airlines changed our seats after ticket purchase so that we were not sitting together. We chose seats at check-in in San Francisco so that we could sit together. When we landed in Miami we discovered our seats had been changed yet again and we were seated in different rows, middle seat!"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Feeling of being cramped"
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Cons: "Todo bien"
Pros: "Service from crew was fine"
Cons: "No delay! Got notification that our flight was one half hour earlier. Then boarded aircraft, and it had electrical problems. Delayed. We had to get off. Then board another aircraft."
Pros: "Checking in with my Mum who needs assistance was excellent."
Cons: "Lack of Entertainment."
Pros: "Time of flight"
Cons: "Aircraft had no screen, old, uncomfortable"
Cons: "Crampt space, cold cabin"
Cons: "Long delay"
Pros: "The service was excellent and the flight on time. Love American."
Cons: "The seats have been refurbished and if you are a plus size the seats are uncomfortable."
Pros: "Reliability that your flight will not be cancelled. Punctuality."
Cons: "They charge you $125 for a dog in cabin (JetBlue and Southwest near $100, Frontier $75). There is NO benefit, even with this extra amount of money. I was assigned to enter the aircraft in Group 8... I suggest AA the benefit to enter (at least) in Group 5 for people with PAID in cabin dogs."
Cons: "Seats and space"
Cons: "Entertainment via internet could NEVER be really be done complitly. And the flight attendants did not know how to help costumers"
Pros: "Turkey sandwich snd boarding went smoothly"
Cons: "There was no entertainment and since there is no WiFi for most of the flight due to being over water the flight seemed longer than what it actually was."
Cons: "Poor service"
Cons: "Dallas to San Juan San Juan Dallas American Airlines has the worst seat of any airline flown by us fare almost 2000 dollars for round trip and the seat is small hard uncomfortable even for a short flight this is no business class!!"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Cold cabin"
Cons: "Last minute cancellation and reschedule if original flight with 20 people hounding the gate for standby status. Craziness. These last minute revisions mist stop"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Horrible customer service, excessive baggage fees, rude counter staff, no leg room, narrow seats"
Pros: "USB Outlets are nice to have"
Cons: "Nothing was bad on this flight"
Pros: "Schedule was punctual. The entertainment was superb. Good crew. The overhead bins were, for some reason, larger which aided the boarding process."
Cons: "I guess the lack of snack options but that is just the way it is nowadays."
Pros: "Nice crew clean airplane"
Cons: "Initial flight was cancelled after 2 hours delay. My next flight was scheduled the earliest possible by AA which was 24 hours later. No transportation,hotel or miles compensation for this. I had work and responsabilities the next day. TThe scheduled trip was supposed to take off at 7:45. Boarding started late and was very slow. My bag fit the meassurements and still was forced to check it (which I did not want to do as I did not want to be waiting an hour for my bag at my arrival as I had work early the next day. In addition there was airplaine traffic as it was "rush hour" instead of flying at 7:45 we departed almost at 9pm!!!! Have to pay for food Quality of tv monitors very poor And in an uncomfortable position No movie options No wifi although stated the aircraft has Non functioning electrical plug"
Cons: "Never made it to San Juan to catch my cruise. To top things off I was a ship for two days without my luggage and underwears. Never again!!! Thank you JetBlue!!!"
Pros: "The pilot was a riot, the flight was on time. Again, nothing wrong, nothing special. As it should be (if only we had more leg and seat room, and I am pretty streamline)."
Pros: "Friendly staff. Landed early. Offered a free bag."
Cons: "They moved the flight earlier, which was not fun. And, there were no entertainment centers."
Cons: "Super old planes, no had a tv."
Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "The television was in the aisle and couldn't be properly seen. Also there was no outlet charger. During boarding, even thou they called by group number, the crew allowed a queue in the front, making it confusing who was in line and who wasn't. Better wait till the end to board that get in that mess"
Pros: "Nothing. My fight from San Juan to Miami on Friday Oct. 7 was cancelled because of hurricane Matthews, since I didnot buy a roundtrip with AA they did not reimburse or offer me a credit for my returning flight. I contacted AA in two ocassions and both times their personnel were impersonal and even rude to me with the whole situation. I ended up losing $250 because of choosing American Airlines. I will do my best to avoid traveling with American ever again, and I will spread the word, as well. I felt robbed, so unfair."
Pros: "Friendly polite staff. Plane left and arrived on time."
Cons: "No have owned screen TV"
Pros: "Even when the plane was full they managed to help passengers to get seated."
Cons: "If you still flying economy class, why would you have to pay extra for exit row where the seats are the same. Only received pretzel and a cup of drink on a 3 hour flight once."
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Pros: "No comment"
Cons: "No food or drink given to me. Deliberately ignored by crew."
Cons: "Terrible airport assistance, many unnecessary customs checks, uncomfortable seats, on flight bad service and late flight times."
Cons: "I didn't like the American airline people who checked my bag. She threw it because I told her nothing was breakable in it."
Cons: "Economy seats on United are always incredibly uncomfortable, but the timing of the flight, and our on-time departure and Earley landing could not have been better. We will certainly fly United again on this route!"
Pros: "The food options and that we were offered drinks multiple times."
Cons: "Nothing! It was excellent"
Pros: "Pilot is polite Flight is on time I git in earlier flight than my scheduled one Ground crew at check in counter is quite pleasant"
Cons: "Air craft is quite old Wish it could be newer"
Cons: "Not having so many delay and not seating on a plane for over an hour to take off."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Leaving crying babies at home..."
Pros: "Crew was very nice!!"
Cons: "Space on seat not comfortable for tall people"
Cons: "Seats could have been better. Very uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "Plane on time and it was very hot on the plane"
Cons: "Again, left stranded in SC."
Cons: "If this flight had been delayed to match our flight from AUS. We arrived in SJC at 1100. So a 8 hour extra time in flight was avoidable if United had waited 30 minutes."
Pros: "The crew was helpful and nice."
Cons: "It was delayed a lot."
Pros: "Service at business was good. Comfortable chairs and quiet cabin space."
Cons: "The gate experience due to long time between flights getting worst due to a departure delay."
Pros: "I wish travel miles automatically with my trip!"
Cons: "I didn't like to pay for my only registry luggage, i think that I would pay fo the second or more"
Pros: "I liked the perfect landing!!"
Pros: "When the lady in the gate saw me almost dying of running all over the airport with my suitcase, she was very nice and comfort me."
Pros: "Just what I needed, right when nothing was working out. I had many things going on in my mind, yet nothing had to do with my flight. Everything worked out perfectly after all."
Cons: "When we arrived in PR there wasn't a gate available because the one that was assigned had a broken jet bridge."
Pros: "All in the prices!!! Accesibility!!!"
Cons: "The prices changes too much!"
Cons: "Flight never happened because of hurricane yet I never got my money back. Natural disasters should qualify for a refund not a voucher."
Cons: "I'm supposed to bring a carry on with me and they don't allowed me this time. They should be strict with other passengers who bring more than a carry on. I was SO MADDD"
Pros: "Lady at the main customer service was trying to be very helpful.."
Cons: "Bording time ended at 10:00.. plane was departing at 10:15. Got there at 10:06.. the counter lady was very rude and instead of help me get to another flight or show me other options, she told me the doors was closed and that it was totally my fault I lost my flight since my prior flight got there early.. doors should be hold ten minutes after the end of the bording time. she sent me to the main customer counter.."
Pros: "All the way we had a great atencion from all the crew and airport facility thanks"
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Seat more comfortable and any entertainment."
Cons: "The seat."
Pros: "-United employee upgraded me to Business Class at no extra cost. She was extremely nice."
Cons: "They had multiple passengers on a standby list waiting to board the already crowded flight. Plus, had numerous people without a seat assigned while offering them a $250 travel credit to get off the plane."
Pros: "Friendly & informative captain & crew"
Cons: "Smooth flight, no complaints, A+"
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "You don't have any free entertainment not even free music!!!"
Pros: "They gave me something to drink..."
Cons: "Didn't give us peanuts or any snack items and everything else had to be paid for which I think the pricing on those items were expensive that is abusive unacceptable and me as a military personnel I think there should be some kind of consideration in all those matters including paying for luggage $25..."
Pros: "Great service, it had been a while since I flew with United. Impressed with the new plane."
Pros: "clean; good movies"
Cons: "no kosher food option"
Pros: "On time and comfort"
Cons: "My seat was the last line and it was uncomfortable."
Pros: "That i had all four seat available to me and very helpful"
Pros: "Was fast and on time"
Cons: "Pushing back from gate took for ever due to mechanical problems and somebody got sick on the plane so their decision to wait until the person situation got better affected everyone else"
Cons: "Since united took over food court it is impossible to get breakfast. 30 minute wait at the kiosks, missing items at express, no coffee at Stromboli stand, another line to get coffee. 8:30 flight pulls out on time but doesn't leave for another 45 minutes, still posts as leaving on time."
Pros: "The service & how comfortable I was."
Cons: "That you have to pay for everything but I guess now a days every airline is doing the same thing."
Cons: "Thr boarding process was a mess, a lot of people didn't even have seats assigned."
Cons: "The delays was horrible!!"
Pros: "Fast and easy boarding"
Cons: "No tv, no , no magazines"
Pros: "United personal quickly found our bag location and made the arraingement to send it to us ASAP."
Cons: "The fact that the only bag we checked in with the airline did not arrived in our plane with out any warning what so ever."
Pros: "On time, friendly crew and very reliable"
Cons: "Where's the food?? Gas prices have dropped significantly but all airlines still skimp on food, charge for bags and tickets are still pricey"
Pros: "El viaje de newark a san juan por united fue excelente. Por la linea aerea de American Airlines terriblemente FATAL. Habia un problema con el avion o la torre del vuelo miami hacia san juan PR. Nos ofrecieron estadia en un hotel supuestamente ellos corrian con los gastos ya q se atraso el vuelo y no fue culpa de ningun pasajero segun nos dijo una señorita del counter, resulta ser q el hotel fue el piso del aeropuerto de miami x 8 horas!!! Wow a la verdad q nos vieron la cara de bobos y nos cojieron de bobos tambien. Q trato mas injusto. No volveremos a viajar por AMERICAN AIRLINES asi mismo le dejaremos saber a todo el mundo el trato de esta linea con los pasajeros. Gracias a esto nos agravamos la espalda, costillas. Por culpa de ellos por tratarnos como basura. Eso no se hace!!!! Despues q estabamos sentados en el avion el piloto no llegaba y nos tuvieron q bajar del avion, esperar a que llegara otro piloto para volvernos a montar en el avion!!! Q mala coordinacion!! Esto es una falta de respeto!! Esta linea AMERICAN AIRLINES ES UNA PORQUERIA!!! No volvemos a viajar por esta linea JAMAS!!! Irresponsables!!"
Cons: "Nothing at all !!!! With AMERICAN AIRLINES THE WORST!!! We will NEVER travel by this linea aerea. Son una gran Porqueria!!"
Pros: "Everything was perfect, the crew was fantastic"
Cons: "Maybe a bit of food."
Pros: "The service since I am handicap"
Pros: "The flight it self was ok"
Cons: "The back and forth that I went thru between gate to gate and the last minute changes of the schedule"
Pros: "Very organized . On time"
Pros: "The United App is a must. Having so many movie and tv options made the flight breeze by."
Cons: "The cabin was so uncomfortably hot. After passing by a second time with the drink cart, there was still another two hours left on our 4.5 hour flight. I hit the button to request a flight attendant, and after 15 minutes, one finally answered. I asked for water, and they stood over me while I drank it so they could trash the cup."
Pros: "Good trip"
Pros: "The crew kept us feeling comfortable"
Cons: "Hated the security check in on the airport because of their lack of staff also hatted the flight we were delayed 3 hours"
Cons: "They did not have TV and no wifi it was terrible. They only gave me a cup of soda nos even a potato chips which other airline do give."
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