We found our trip on Avianca airline to be a good experience. We had an early morning flight out of Rio De Janeiro and the ticketing staff were very helpful in getting us checked in and on our way to the gate. Rio is a big airport and we had to navigate our way to one end of the airport to get to the gate. We enjoyed the fact that as older passengers, we were allowed to board early (age 60 and above are allowed to board early) and get settled before other passengers came aboard. The food was fairly decent and we staff on board was helpful and willing to make any dietary changes.