It's Avianca airline flight 627. Only a 50 min layover. So I assume u stay on the plane but need to confirm.
I was looking at Avianca for YYZ to SJO recently, and in a PM with a forum member, he advised that you don't go through customs in SanSalvador. The Avianca website will indicate if you have to change planes (click on 'detail' for the flight options).
Here's a thread from a few years ago on Fodor's that should be of help: fodors.com/community/mexico-central-america/…
I ended up booking with AC Rouge as they have a non-stop flight and I had flexibility with dates, so I was able to get a reasonable price.
I did the stopover in San Salvador back in October 2012 - they were still Taca at that time and it was painless. My first stopover so I was nervous but was so pleased. We did change plane and the staff were so friendly and helpful pointing us to the gate where the other staff were waiting for us as our plane was slightly late. I'm hoping it's just the name that changed not the great service. For people like myself that are not willing to stopover in the US there are not many cheap options and Taca was a good one.
San Salvador is a breeze. No customs, no passport control. You get off one plane, walk down the hall and get on another one. Fifty minutes is plenty of time to do some shopping and get a bite to eat and get your next flight.
Have you read the reviews of Air Canada Rouge on Air Travel Forum?
Somke times they ask passengers to leave the plane or even change planes...but is easy and fast...do not worry good deal!
Thanks for all the input, very Helpful!
Your thread lives on! Wondering the same thing for a 45 minute changeover this xmas.... worth the try and avoiding an 11 hour layover in miami... Looks doable....
It only takes a few minutes for the transit. Your only problem will be a flight that might be delayed due to bad weather that time of year. I would definitely try it rather than the 11 hour layover!
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