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2/10

"can and will take hours"

(United States)

The TSA inspection station can and will take hours. Yes hour(s) plural. The lackadaisical way they operate insures hours of standing in line and a definite crunch of passengers panicking as their flights leave. They have four scanning stations with proper bag scanners etc. but you will find only two open despite huge snaking lines. Good luck.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitMarch 2016
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
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1/10

"If you can avoid this airport"

(United States)

I'm very frustrated with the way the new airport is set up. When you arrive from St Thomas, nobody directs you where to go. The employees are clueless. The terminal layouts are in disarray. The last time I was here there were many eateries and now there are only a handful. A breakfast spot only operates from 6 to 11. It was very frustrating when someone directed people to go outside to reach terminal A when you can easily walk to the terminal from the inside. And yes, please put readable signs and train the staff. If you can avoid this airport. Also, getting a flight out of this airport from 6pm to 12am is hell.
Experience At AirportArrival Only
Date VisitDecember 2015
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
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Airport Shopping 12345
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3/10

San Juan Airport customer review

(United States)

I arrived yesterday at SJU. The airport looked clean but it has changed a lot since my visit last year. A lot of the eateries were removed so choices are few and far between. The biggest change is moving the car rental companies to a parking lot across the street. There are no shuttles to take you where the car rentals are. If you have a lot of luggage you are going to have to hire a baggage handler to take your luggage where the car rental companies are at. Even if you don't have a lot or no luggage at all you have to walk a significant distance to reach the car rental companies. There a no pick ups for the disabled if you have to go there you'll have to do that on your own power. When asked about it to the car rental person she said that the Mexicans that operate the airport changed it. This arrangement surely violates ADA if someone wants to push with the Federal government I think they should.
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2/10

San Juan Airport customer review

(United States)

1st time at SJU. Am a United 1k flyer. Looks like a modern airport but it truly is just for show. TSA pre-check line was allowing all kinds of non pre-check people into the line causing major confusion and delays. No Star Alliance lounge yet this is an airport with increasing passenger traffic and over 8.5 million passengers a year. Completely amateur. Avoid if possible.
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5/10

San Juan Airport customer review

(Brazil)

An older largely uncrowded airport that seems to have the facilities you'd expect of a small-to-mid-size domestic airport. While arrival was easy departure was a bit of a pain for us due to the complete absence of baggage carts on the arrivals level either at the curb or inside. No skycaps except in the baggage claim area. And no apparent curbside check-in facility. This was a big factor since you have to first take your bags to a Department of Agriculture inspection area to be scanned then take them to your airline's check-in counter then take them to the x-ray security station. Line for TSA security was relatively short. Selection of eateries inside security was fine. Note to airport authorities: put some darn carts at the curb on the arrivals area! Getting exercise is fine but when it's hot departing from SJU can be a pain.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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2/10

San Juan Airport customer review

(United States)

Returning to the US from St. Maarten. First of all our flight was delayed 2 hrs so we only had 45 mins to connect. We have been flying international for 20 years and never had the delays lines disorganization that we had to go thru in San Juan. First a line for the Custom Check then collect our baggage then another line for another custom check. Walk 10 minutes to the connecting terminal to stand in line to re-check our baggage personally with the ticket counter (even though it was originally tagged/checked all the way through to our final destination) then one more TSA check get rid of all liquids. OK fine now if you wanted a bottle of water to take with you there was not one place to purchase it just run to your gate to be informed that we were late and they were kind enough to hold the door for us.
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Terminal Cleanliness 12345
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San Juan Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

My wife and I were travelling from Beef Island in the British Virgin Islands to New York JFK and had to change at San Juan. Flight into San Juan had been delayed by 2 hours and we were now in a position of missing our connection. Beef Island phoned ahead and San Juan airport had promised us all that a member of airport staff would see the 20 passengers through the check point etc. They also said not to worry about collecting bags because our bags would be transferred for us. Arrived at San Juan with 45 minutes until our connection told we aren't allowed off the aircraft. Held on the plane for 15 minutes. 20 passengers all with connections to make locked outside the airport. We then sprint to passport control and it takes 4 checkouts 10 minutes to see my wife and I. With 15 minutes left informed that because of a mix up our bags were not sent to our next flight. We had to run back to collect them. By the time we arrived at the counter our flight had departed. The checkout man then had the cheek to ask us why we only left 45 minutes to make our connection. We were informed by 5 different staff members that this means we would be 1st to get a seat on the next flight. This wasn't the case though. Given boarding passes for a 17.45 flight direct to JFK gate 8 we were on the system for gate 9 to Miami at 17.25 (this was the 1st we'd heard of this). We could catch a connection from there. So with 10 minutes to spare off we run to gate 9 to explain the situation. Gate 8 phoned gate 9 and it turned out yes we were meant to be on that flight. By the time we finally we arrived at our hotel in New York we'd been travelling for almost 14 hours.
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4/10

San Juan Airport customer review

(United States)

Horribly disorganized! No instruction as to which lines/areas you should be in - in what order - awful. After standing in a long line for 20 minutes waiting for luggage tags I was told that I had to have a boarding pass first. There was no instruction and no signage near the baggage line. Back out of line - wait 15 minutes in boarding pass line - then back to luggage tag line. Just when I thought I was finished - back in line dragging the suitcase that they had already been tagged to yet another counter. It was ridiculous. The airport employees are no help and appear to be more interested in socializing with each other. I will think long and hard before booking anymore trips that will take me through this airport.
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6/10

San Juan Airport customer review

(Puerto Rico)

The timing of flights is good service is friendly although not always fast. Usually crowded especially during 11-3 pm when many flights leave and 5-7 when many arrive. Needs more food options more store options and cleaner bathrooms. This is my home airport so it's easy to travel through here but connecting throughout the terminals is sometimes confusing. TSA is usually full mostly in terminal C check-in is very crowded too because it's really nearby USDA is very smooth travelling so is Immigration.
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6/10

San Juan Airport customer review

(Canada)

YYZ-SJU-EIS return. Does its best but is clearly well above its design capacity in terms of passenger volumes. Check-in is hampered by too little space between counters and the exit which results in chaotic snaking queues and no free space. This is particularly trying during cruise ship changeovers when passenger volumes are highest. Security screening is passable with fairly efficient staff. Airside services are ok for the Caribbean but there is little available space for seating in the waiting lounges. Clearing US customs here is easy as it is mostly small planes feeding in passengers. San Juan's principal advantage is the number of direct flights from North America and the extensive connections provided by local airlines like American Eagle Cape Air and Fly BVI.
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