Copa Airlines Booking

Copa Airlines (CA) is Panama’s flag carrier. It is based out of Panama City, with its main hub at Tocumen International Airport. 

Copa has more than 70 aircraft on its fleet (plus 6 in the pipeline). Passengers holding a Copa Airlines booking can fly to more than 81 cities in 33 countries across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean

Copa Airlines offers 2 travel classes—Business Class and Economy Class—with several options within the Economy Class.

Copa was named The Most Punctual Airline in the World in 2018 by Official Airline Guide (OAG), and recognized as The Most Punctual Airline in Latin America for the sixth year in a row by FlightStats.

Copa Airlines Booking Methods

You can make your Copa Airlines booking: 

  1. By phone 
  2. Online 
  3. With the mobile app (Android or iOS)
  4. At a Copa Airlines ticket office 
  5. Through your travel agent

Copa Airlines Phone Booking 

The easiest way to make a flight booking on Copa Airlines is to call the Copa Airlines booking number
+1-844-903-1897. A travel expert will help you plan your trip and offer you a special discount. This number is open 24/7 and is toll-free in the United States and Canada, so you can call whenever you like. 

Copa Airlines Online Booking


How to book a Copa Airlines flight online

You can make a Copa Airlines flight booking online as follows:

  1. Go to CopaAir.com
    The Book your trip tab will open by default 
  2. Enter your trip requirements in the boxes
  3. Click on the Search button
  4. Select your flight 
  5. Follow the prompts to: 
  1. Select your payment method
  2. Enter the details
  3. Confirm your booking
  4. Pay

Your e-ticket will be sent by email after you pay.

Copa Airlines Mobile App Booking

You can also make your flight reservations with Copa Airlines’ mobile app. All you need to do is download the Android or iOS app, open a free account with Copa Airlines, and get started. Aside from being able to book flights with your mobile device, you can check your flight status, receive important flight notifications, access Copa’s in-flight entertainment programs, view your trips, and check in for your flight.

Traveling with Special Requirements


Book special assistance at least 24 hours before departure 

If you need any special assistance at the airport, while boarding or disembarking the aircraft, or on the aircraft, you should book it at least 24 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

Passengers who can avail of special assistance include:

  • Unaccompanied minors traveling alone 
  • Passengers traveling with infants (up to 23 months old)
  • Passengers requiring special meals 
  • Passengers traveling with service animals
  • Passengers requiring wheelchairs or other assistive devices
  • Pregnant passengers
  • Passengers with a mental disability
  • Passengers requiring visual or hearing assistance
  • Passengers requiring extra space 
  • Passengers traveling with pets
  • Passengers requiring onboard medical oxygen
    (POCs, ventilators, respirators, etc.) 

Note. Copa Airlines does not provide assistance inside the toilet, lifting of passengers, feeding of meals, or administration of medications on the flight. 

What to Do if You Require Special Assistance on Copa Airlines


Call the Copa Airlines Reservation Center in your area 

If you need any special assistance at the airport, during your flight, or after: 

  • Contact a Copa Airlines Reservation Center in your area at least 24 hours before departure, or 
  • Request special assistance online 

Copa Airlines Reservation Center numbers are as follows:

How to Request Special Assistance Online

If you’ve booked your ticket directly with Copa Airlines (website, mobile app, or ticket center), you can request special assistance at the time of booking, or later through the website as explained below.

To book special assistance online, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to CopaAir.com 
  2. From the Travel tab, click on Manage your booking
  3. Enter your:
    1. Reservation code
    2. Last name
  4. Click on the Find your reservation button 
  5. Select your flight 
  6. Follow the prompts to request special assistance 

Tips for Passengers Requiring Special Assistance on Copa Airlines

  • Passengers requiring vision assistance
  • Inform a ticket counter agent that you need help to reach the gate or check-in. 
  • Ask for arm assistance or a wheelchair when booking or at the airport (if required). 
  • Flight safety cards are available in Braille. 
  • Passengers requiring hearing assistance
  • Inform a flight attendant or gate agent if you require help to listen to important flight updates. 
  • Passengers requiring intellectual or developmental assistance
  • Passengers requiring personal or continuous care—or those who cannot follow safety instructions—must fly with a dedicated safety assistant. 
  • Credentials must be presented by the safety assistant, including authorizing signatures.
  • A medical certification is required to be issued, no more than 12 hours before departure.
  • Passengers must sit in the window next to the safety assistant.
  • Passengers with these medical conditions can travel after necessary certification 
  • Passengers traveling with a service animal (in-cabin) can travel free of cost, subject to the certain conditions. 
  • Passengers traveling with or requesting a wheelchair 
  • Must contact the Copa Airlines Reservation Center at least 24 hours before departure.  
  • Must request the wheelchair online through Manage your booking.
  • Wheelchairs will either be stored in the cabin closet or cargo hold, depending on size.
  • For size and weight limits, refer to this page
  • Unaccompanied minors
    • The Unaccompanied Minor service is mandatory for children aged 5–14 traveling alone. 
    • For children between 15–17, the service is optional. 
    • All travel documentation must be in order.
    • Request the service at least 48 hours before departure by contacting Copa Airlines Reservation Center or Sales Office.
    • For details, refer to the page titled Copa Airlines Unaccompanied Minor Policy.
  • Passengers traveling with pets
    • Only small dogs and cats are permitted.
    • Pets can travel on international flights only from Mondays through Fridays. 
    • Each pet container can hold only 1 pet. 
    • Only 1 pet is allowed per passenger. 
    • Children below 11 are not permitted to fly with pets.
    • For other conditions, refer to the section titled Copa Airlines Pet Policy.
  • Pregnant passengers
    • Women below 30 weeks of pregnancy can fly without medical approval. 
    • If traveling after 30 weeks of pregnancy, must sign a Liability Waiver Form that exonerates the carrier from any setbacks relating to their condition.
    • Must furnish a doctor’s written approval at check-in that authorizes the passenger to travel, also mentioning the current week of pregnancy.
    • On all flights within Panama, if the flight takes place 7 days before the due date, a doctor’s certificate must be issued within 72 hours before travel, stating that the passenger is physically fit to travel and the likely delivery date is after the last travel date. 
    • On all flights departing from Colombia, pregnant passengers in the 7th month of pregnancy or after must carry a medical certificate issued within 12 hours before travel.
  • Passengers traveling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs), respirators, CPAP machines, etc.
    • Such devices can be carried free of charge. 
    • Only devices displaying the manufacturer’s label per FAA requirements are allowed. 
    • Your device must be within the weight and size limits of a carry-on bag so that it fits under your front seat or in the overhead bin. If not, it must be transported as checked baggage.
    • Your POC’s batteries must be fully charged if you intend to use it during travel.
    • Extra batteries must be properly packed to prevent short circuiting.
    • Per FAA rules, personal oxygen units cannot be used during the flight as they contain liquid oxygen or compressed gas, both of which are considered hazardous materials.

How to Check Your Copa Airlines Flight Status 

You can check your flight status online by flight number or route. 

To check your Copa Airlines flight status online:

  1. From the Travel tab, select Flight status
    (or click on this link)
How to check the flight status by Flight NumberHow to check the flight status by Route
Enter your flight number and dateClick on the Find button Select/enter the From and To airports and date Click on the Find button 

Your Copa Airlines flight status will appear. You can use this option to check the flight status of a Copa-operated flight for the current, preceding, and next day (i.e., today, yesterday, and tomorrow).

3 Money-Saving Tips 

Copa Airlines Senior Discounts 

Copa Airlines does not offer discounted fares for senior citizens online. Moreover, senior discounts are applied subject to local authority regulations. 

If you’re looking for a senior discount on Copa Airlines: 

  • Call the Copa Airlines Reservations Center and ask if you qualify for a senior citizen discount, or 
  • Submit a request with the airline’s help center by filling out a Senior Discount Application form
  • Call +1-844-903-1897 and ask for a discounted ticket 

Copa Airlines Manage Booking


Use the Manage your booking function to manage your trip quickly and easily

Copa Airlines Manage your booking is a useful online functionality that allows you perform many useful tasks online from the comfort of your home. The Manage your booking option appears under the Travel tab and allows you to:

  • View your trip details
  • E-mail, print, or share your trip details
  • Pay for flight bookings made online through CopaAir.com
  • Check seat availability 
  • Select your seat
  • Request special food or services
  • Input your ConnectMiles number
  • View the miles you will accumulate on your trip
  • View or print your receipts

To manage your Copa Airlines booking, you need to retrieve your flight booking with your reservation code and last name and follow the on-screen prompts thereafter, as explained.

  1. Go to CopaAir.com 
  2. From the Travel tab, select Manage your booking
  3. Retrieve your flight booking by entering your:
    1. Reservation code or E-ticket number 
    2. Last name
  4. Now click on the Find your reservation button 
  5. Select your flight and follow the prompts to:
    1. View your trip details
    2. E-mail, print, or share your trip details
    3. Pay for your flight booking 
    4. Check seat availability 
    5. Select your seat
    6. Request special food or services
    7. Enter your ConnectMiles number
    8. View the miles you will accumulate on your trip
    9. View or print your receipts

You can also use Copa Airlines’ mobile app to manage your flight bookings.

How to Contact Copa Airlines Customer Service

You can reach Copa Airlines customer service via:

Copa Airlines Cabin Classes

Copa Airlines offers 2 types of cabin classes, with several sub-options: 

  1. Business Class
  2. Economy Class 
  1. Regular Economy
  2. Economy Extra
  3. Premium Economy
  4. Convenient Economy
  5. Emergency Exit Economy
  1. Copa Airlines Business Class


A view of Copa Airlines’ Business Class seats

Copa’s Business Class seats offer: 

  • Special check-in lines, boarding gates, and priority baggage handling
  • Enhanced privacy and comfort 
  • Meal selections incl. wines and liquors 
  • Bonus miles for frequent flyers via ConnectMiles
  • Attractive courtesy kits (on international flights)
  • Worldwide access to Star Alliance VIP and Copa Club lounges
  1. Copa Airlines Economy Class 

The Economy Class seats on Copa Airlines offer the following seating options:

  • Regular Economy. Located from the middle to back of the main cabin, Copa’s Regular Economy seats provide standard legroom space (up to 31in) and recline—at no additional cost.
  • Economy Extra. Located in the front section of the Economy cabin, Copa’s Economy Extra seats provide 3in more legroom than Regular Economy seats, reserved overhead bin space, and a 10-inch personal touchscreen on-demand (currently available only on Max 9s).
  • Premium Economy. Copa’s Premium Economy seats provide standard recline—plus more legroom.
  • Convenient Economy. Copa’s Convenient Economy seats provide standard legroom and recline—and are located in the front zone the Economy Class cabin. 
  • Emergency Exit Economy. Copa’s Emergency Exit Economy seats provide up to 4in more legroom than Regular Economy seats—with some (not all) reclining seats. 

Copa Airlines Fare Classes


Copa Airlines booking classes and booking class codes

Passengers holding Copa Airlines reservations can choose from several fare class options in Business and Economy cabins to suit their needs. The difference in fares is due to the flexibility in terms of date change conditions, additional fees, and cancelation and/or refund terms.

  • Business Cabin 
    (Booking Class Codes: R, I*, Z, D, J, P*, C)
    • Business Promo
      • Limited flexibility.
      • Baggage allowance: 
        • 1 x 22lb/10kg carry-on bag. 
        • 2 x 70lb/32kg checked bags.
      • ConnectMiles: 150% miles + 2 qualifying segments.
      • Changes cost extra, subject to fare rules.
      • Non-refundable.
    • Business Full
      • Maximum flexibility.
      • Baggage allowance: 
        • 1 x 22lb/10kg carry-on bag. 
        • 2 x 70lb/32kg checked bags.
        • ConnectMiles: 200% miles + 2 qualifying segments.
      • Free changes, subject to fare difference.
      • Refundable.
  • Main Cabin 
    (Booking Class Codes: X*, N*, A, T, L, E, W, O, S, U, V, F, K, Q, H, M, B, G*, Y)
    • Economy Basic 
      • Cheapest fare option, minimum flexibility.
      • Baggage allowance: 
        • 1 x 22lb/10kg carry-on bag.
        • Checked Baggage fee (50lb/23kg): 
          • First bag: USD 30.
          • Second bag: USD 45.
      • Seat selection: Costs extra for Premium and Regular seats.
      • ConnectMiles: 50% miles + 50% qualifying segment.
      • Changes not permitted.
      • Non-refundable.
    • Economy Classic
      • Offers more flexibility than Economy Basic.
      • Baggage allowance 
        • 1 x 22lb/10kg carry-on bag. 
        • 1 x 50lb/23kg checked bag.
      • Seat selection
        • Premium seat selection costs extra. 
        • Regular seat selection is free.
      • ConnectMiles: 100% miles + 1 qualifying segment.
      • Changes cost extra, subject to fare rules, etc.
      • Not refundable.
    • Economy Full
      • Offers maximum flexibility. 
      • Baggage allowance 
        • 1 x 22lb/10kg carry-on bag. 
        • 2 x 50lb/23kg checked bags.
      • Seat selection: Free for Premium and Regular seats. 
      • ConnectMiles: 125% miles + 2 qualifying segments.
      • Changes are free of charge, but fare difference will apply.
      • Refundable.

*Refers to fare classes for tickets booked with ConnectMiles

Advanced Seat Assignments on Copa Airlines

  • Advanced seat assignments are available for the following Economy Class seats:
  • Economy Extra Seats 
  • Emergency Exit Seats
  • Convenient Seats 
  • Regular Seats 
  • Advanced seat assignments can be availed on all Copa-operated flights:
  • After purchasing your ticket—up to 24 hours before departure: From My trips.
  • Online via Web Check-In—from 24 hours to 1 hour before departure.
  • By calling a Copa Airlines Reservation Center.
  • Through a Copa Airlines Sales Office.
  • If you do not pre-select a seat (regular or paid), you will be randomly assigned one during the check-in process. 
  • If traveling with a pet, you will not be allowed to sit in the Emergency Exit rows or row 5.
  • Advance seat assignments are free for:
  • ConnectMiles Prefer Members.
  • Up to 8 Prefer Member companions on the same reservation.
  • Passengers with reduced mobility or physical/motor disabilities along with one accompanying passenger, who can pre-select their seats free of cost via: 
    • Online through My trips
    • By calling a Copa Airlines Reservation Center 
  • Passengers traveling with service animals.
  • Passengers below 14 years, who will be assigned a seat near a parent or guardian.

How to Request Assistance from Copa Airlines During Travel?

Ask any Copa Airlines employee how best they can help you.

If you have any concerns about carrying your medication or medical supplies through a security checkpoint, visit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security screening procedures on TSA’s website.

Copa Airlines Onboard Services 

In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) 

Copa’s in-flight entertainment services include music, movies, and other entertainment—in Spanish, English and Portuguese. After downloading the app, the inflight entertainment system (Copa Showpass) can be viewed and heard on personal devices.

Meals and Beverages

Meals and beverages provided onboard will depend on your Copa Airlines fare type—as well as destination, duration, and time of flight. You’re also allowed to bring your own food and snacks, except alcoholic beverages.

Panorama of the Americas

With an audience of 8.6 million, Copa’s official print magazine covers topics on science, tourism and literature. The video program—available in English and Spanish (Boeing 737-700 and 800)—takes you through history, culture and traditions in a fun way. 

Copa Airlines Frequent Flyer Program—ConnectMiles

Copa Airlines frequent flyer program, ConnectMiles, is free to join. 

After you enroll for ConnectMiles,  you can: 

  • Earn miles when you fly on Copa Airlines or partner airlines 
  • Earn miles on hotel reservations, car rentals and more 
  • Earn miles on everyday purchases through ConnectMiles credit cards 
  • Get award tickets to travel on Copa’s partner airlines 
  • Use your air-miles for upgrades and extra travel

Copa Airlines Flight Destinations

A Copa Airlines flight booking can take you to 81-plus cities in 33 countries across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.  

Popular Destinations 

Some of the destinations you can fly to at special rates on a Copa Airlines booking include:

  • Argentina
    • Buenos Aires
    • Cordoba
    • Mendoza
    • Rosario
    • Salta
  • Aruba
    • Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Bahamas
    • Nassau
  • Barbados
    • Bridgetown
  • Belize
    • Belize City
  • Bolivia
    • Santa Cruz
  • Brazil
    • Belo Horizonte
    • Brasília
    • Manaus
    • Porto Alegre
    • Recife
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • Salvador
    • Sao Paulo
  • Chile
    • Santiago
  • Colombia
    • Barranquilla
    • Bogota
    • Bucaramanga
    • Cali
    • Cartagena
    • Medellin
    • Pereira
    • San Andres Island
  • Costa Rica
    • Liberia (Costa Rica)
    • San Jose, CR
  • Cuba
    • Havana
    • Holguín
    • Santa Clara
  • Curaçao Island
    • Curacao
  • Dominican Republic
    • Punta Cana
    • Santiago de los Caballeros
    • Santo Domingo
  • Ecuador
    • Guayaquil
    • Quito
  • El Salvador
    • San Salvador
  • Guatemala
    • Guatemala City
  • Guyana
    • Georgetown
  • Haiti
    • Port-au-Prince
  • Honduras
    • San Pedro Sula
    • Tegucigalpa
  • Jamaica
    • Kingston
    • Montego Bay
  • Nicaragua
    • Managua
  • Panama
    • David
    • Panama City
  • Paraguay
    • Asunción
  • Peru
    • Chiclayo
    • Lima
  • Sint Maarten Island
    • Saint Martin
  • Suriname
    • Paramaribo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Port-of-Spain
  • Uruguay
    • Montevideo

Frequently Asked Questions on Copa Airlines Booking

You can make Copa Airlines reservations by phone (+1-844-903-1897), online, with the mobile app, at a ticket center, or through your travel agent. 

Yes, you can. Copa allows you to place your reservations on hold when booking online through their website, CopaAir.com. Simply select the Reserve and pay later option to keep your flight reservation active for 24 hours. If you pay within 24 hours (through Manage your booking), you will receive your ticket. If you don’t pay within 24 hours, your reservation will automatically expire. 

Remember, you will only be allowed to put your reservation on hold if you’ve registered with Copa Airlines and have logged into your account. To register for your free account, click on this link.

Yes, if you’re booking Copa Airlines flights on phone through +1-844-903-1897, you’ll always be offered the latest and best-priced flight deals money can buy…guaranteed.

You can call the Copa Reservations phone number +1-844-903-1897 whenever you wish.
This toll-free number (within the U.S. and Canada) is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

You can make Copa Airlines reservations online up to 4 hours before your flight’s departure (except from Venezuela).

You can reserve a seat for yourself and your traveling companions on Copa Airlines online at the time of booking (maximum choice available), or later through My trips up to 24 hours before departure. However, the seat choices can get limited closer to the departure date. You can also select your seat when check-in starts, at which stage the check-in is free for most passengers. 

Advance seat reservations are free for:

  • ConnectMiles Prefer Members.
  • Up to 8 Prefer Member companions on the same reservation.
  • Passengers with reduced mobility or physical/motor disabilities along with one accompanying passenger.
  • Passengers traveling with service animals.
  • Passengers below 14 years, who will be assigned a seat near a parent or guardian.

Copa Airlines has been hailed for its services by many prestigious organizations. In 2020, it was named Latin America’s most on-time airline for the 7th year straight by Cirium, and honored as an APEX 5 Star Major Airline

In 2019, Copa Airlines was recognized as: 

  • The world’s most on-time airline (OAG).
  • Latin America’s most on-time airline for the 6th year (FlightStats).
  • The Best Airline in Central America and the Caribbean for the 5th consecutive year (Skytrax).
  • The Best Airline of the Year in Latin America (kayak.com).

Copa has a fleet size of 70 aircraft and flies to 81-plus cities in 33 countries across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean

You will receive your Copa Airlines booking confirmation almost immediately after your payment has been received. 

You can access your booking information from your e-ticket and confirmation mail that you would have received after booking your ticket. 

Yes, you can book an award ticket on Copa Airlines through United Miles. You may have to pay service charges, depending on your fare type, travel date, and MileagePlus status.

Copa Airlines booking number is +1-844-903-1897. This number is open 24/7 and toll-free in USA and Canada.

Your Copa Airlines booking reference number can be found on your e-ticket and booking confirmation email. 

You can use the multiple city option to book up to 5 flight segments on a single itinerary.

You can make a reservation for up to 8 passengers on CopaAir.com.

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