Review of Copa Airlines flight New York Panamá City in Economy

Airline Copa Airlines
Flight CM803
Class Economy
Seat 21A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 05:25
Take-off 13 Jun 16, 09:55
Arrival at 13 Jun 16, 14:20
CM 69 reviews
By 1248
Published on 8th August 2016

In June of 2016 I went on an EF Educational Tour to Panama. As an avid AV Geek, I have decided to share my report with you.

Before this trip, I had never flown on Copa Airlines. I knew that United Airlines (then-Continental) owns shares in Copa, and that they have very similar logos

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JFK Terminal 4

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Copa Check IN Counter

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Plane spotting near Security

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Our bird

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My view at the gate

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Advertisements for the destinations Copa serves play on the IFE.

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Safety Demo plays as we pushback.

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Pushback and takeoff

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Cabin shot

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Mood lighting

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The airline offers free meals. YES! The two options were cheese ravioli, or steak and potatoes. I chose the ravioli

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Rainy, foggy descent into Tocumen.
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Copa Airlines

Cabin crew10.0

New York - JFK


Panamá City - PTY



Excellent service by Copa. Quality food, Quality service. I would fly with them anytime.

Information on the route New York (JFK) Panamá City (PTY)


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  • Comment 361911 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5763 Comments

    Hi there, nice job on your first report! For an AvGeek, it must've been cool to get a 737 with split scimitar winglets! There have been mixed reviews about Copa in Business class, but I have to say that in Economy, they seem consistently good, especially when you compare to the U.S. carriers UA/DL/AA. You may want to blur out your last name, ticket number, and reservation number (PNR) on your boarding pass picture--keep in mind that anyone can see this review on the internet and these may contain personal information. Hope you enjoyed Panama! I went a few months ago and had a great time. Thanks for sharing and welcome to Flight-Report!

  • Comment 361962 by
    757Fan 611 Comments

    Thanks for sharing! It looks like you had a nice flight with Copa Airlines. That's great they serve a meal on their Economy Class flights from the US. We flew them while visiting Panama last year between PTY and David, and found them to be quite nice.

  • Comment 362115 by
    Pilpintu SILVER 803 Comments

    Hey! I had lost all hope on Copa after reading some reports here, but the cabin and the cattering look great in this report. Where they punctual? Was the food OK? What about the ticket price?

    EF... A student of mine joined their Au Pair program and worked for one year in Boston after finishing high school. She had a great experience and decided to work with the same family for a second year before going to university here in Chile. Hope you had a good time with them in Panama, too!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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