Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Delta, KLM and Aeromexico have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Atlanta to San Francisco. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Atlanta to San Francisco.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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An average nonstop flight takes 5h 21m, covering a distance of 2135 miles.
There are 326 (nonstop) flights between Atlanta and San Francisco per week, averaging 46 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Frontier ($66) and Multiple Airlines ($79), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($136) and Multiple Airlines ($162).
Delta (15 times daily), KLM (7 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (6 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Atlanta to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Atlanta , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Atlanta you will be using Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, often referred to as Atlanta Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Atlanta to San Francisco.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San Francisco from Atlanta is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to San Francisco with an airline and back to Atlanta with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San Francisco from Atlanta up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Pros: "They closed the doors BEFORE scheduled time. I missed the flight as well as a couple other people. I was there with plenty of time but went to the restroom."
Cons: "They should have let us on the flight."
Pros: "Seat is too tight and small . Dart has no decline lean back . It’s very uncomfortable ."
Cons: "Fix the issue above."
Pros: "The Crew"
Cons: "It was a passenger on the plane acting real suspicious. I didn’t like that. Also the seats was uncomfortable."
Pros: "I don't have more time to explain. Frontier has been a nightmare."
Pros: "On time flight."
Cons: "Comfort non existent. Crew seemed bothered by passangers"
Pros: "I loved the service provided by the flight attendants. They were incredibly polite and made sure to always come by and collect trash."
Cons: "You had to pay for everything. They didn't have anything complimentary with the exception of water. I totally get this with how inexpensive the ticket was, but there weren't ANY amenities and for a 5 and half hour flight, I think that's kind of unacceptable."
Pros: "Pilot was amazing, well experienced! I have fear of flying but was not worried about outcome of the flught even though it was raining outside."
Cons: "Pretty pricey flight and no snacks included in price."
Pros: "Cheap, you travel from point A to point B"
Cons: "They don't even serve water!"
Pros: "Arrived at destination early"
Cons: "Paying for carry ons Not comfortable"
Cons: "paying for bags is non refundable so dont change your mind"
Pros: "Nothing good to say"
Cons: "Everything was horrible"
Pros: "That I got there in one piece"
Cons: "$70 round trip carry on charge! Ridiculous! And the kiosks were all broken at SFO. The check in counter was closed until a certain time. The stewardess accidentally charged the wrong persons snack to the wrong seat & it took her a long time to figure out the I-pad set up. Said she didn't have much training in it herself. Worst airline ever"
Pros: "Left on time , and arrived earlier than scheduled"
Cons: "When arrived at sfo we waited almost an hour to get a gate"
Pros: "Very uncomfortable, otherwise acceptable"
Cons: "My flight was delayed twice, in Denver, for over 12 hours, charged 75.00 in addition to the 35.00 for my bad being two pounds over fifty, no representatives for almost an hour at the reservation and check-in desk, and children- yes children of employees- playing on top of the customer service desk. I am still appalled."
Cons: "Flight was delayed several hours. This led to a loss of work time and money for me. I will not fly Frontier again for a business trip."
Cons: "Flight cancelled with no warning, information, or assistance at the gate."
Cons: "Flight cancelled."
Cons: "Delayed flight, we have to pay for food"
Pros: "On time flights and friendly crew."
Cons: "No entertainment, and all food & drink had to be purchased."
Cons: "They lost my language, no matter how many times I called to get a status on my language, it was very ineffective in getting back to me. Very frustrating."
Cons: "The worst flight experience. I will def try to avoid this airline."
Pros: "I don't think I've ever had a better experience checking in my luggage, boarding, or flying. Everything was streamlined and efficient--down to paying for bags and picking seats as a bundle you deal with ahead of time. The outgoing flight was so above average I thought at first it was a fluke. But just landed and left the airport, and the return flight was even more efficient than the outgoing flight. Cheers Frontier! You guys rock!!"
Cons: "Obvs as a budget airline, they don't do food or entertainment. Which I'd def miss on an international flight, but isn't a big deal for domestic west to east coast type thing."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable, the staff was efficient and polite."
Cons: "Well, the flight was economical all the way and therefore there was no entertainment."
Pros: "Plane left and arrived on time."
Cons: "Lots of charges at check-in that we were not expecting and made the flight far, far more expensive than other fares listed by different airlines on Kayak. Seats were Spartan and uncomfort. While not the airline's fault, there were multiple crying babies on the plane that combined screamed continuously throughout the entire 5 hour flight. Overall overpaid for a miserable experience."
Pros: "I got the upgraded seat, (+$45). It was very roomy. There's no entertainment but I brought my own. Food and drinks for sale were good and not as expensive as the shops in the airport. No sandwiches, just snacks and booze. Overall was pleasantly surprised."
Cons: "It would have been nice to be able to buy a small sandwich.. It was a cross country flight and I was pretty hungry when I got off the plane."
Cons: "- we can't pick our seats when we are booking, and have to pay extra for seat other than middle seat. - bathroom was disgusting"
Pros: "pretty much nothing"
Cons: "seats were uncomfortable staff wasnt very friendly carryon luggage was expensive and I had to keep the one bag that i took under the seat in front of me and not up in the cabin"
Pros: "The flight from ATL to SFO was very inexpensive, but I thought the service and comfort equalled that on the major airlines. Unfortunately, my checked bag didn't arrive in SFO, where I was connecting on to a flight to Hawaii. Happily, when I asked to speak with a Frontier representative at SFO to notify them of the lost bag the rep arrived promptly and was very knowledgeable and professional. She arranged for my bag to be overnight FEDEXed (at Frontier's expense) to my hotel in Honolulu. I couldn't have had better service."
Cons: "The checked bag didn't make the flight."
Cons: "They charge a fee both for checked baggage *and* carry-on. This is not normal for airlines. So basically, unless you're flying with just what's in your pockets, you're going to end up paying at least $25 more than an equivalent flight on another airline. Basically they're gaming the search rankings by trying to make their price artificially cheaper. WATCH OUT!"
Pros: "Not much about this flight did i like. At first I thought I liked the price until I realized I had to pay $30 each way for my carry-on...really."
Cons: "I did not like that I had to pay $60 for my carry-on. I did not like that my seat was completely uncomfortable it did not even recline the slightest. No TV no radio even my tray was half the size of a normal plane. Don't fly this airline not worth it."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The seats"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The seats are beyond uncomfortable No free even peanuts didn't get offered even water I get no frills but the comfort level could be elevated I felt like I was flying in a third world country"
Pros: "Got to destination safe and sound"
Cons: "website is very very poor. Will never use this airline for travel again. Too many add ons with kayak fees kept increasing. this is the first time using Frontier and Kayak and will NEVER use again. We have the best service with Southwest and will keep going with them. Customer service with this airline is farmed out to another country. Reps very hard to understand!!!! No curb side ck in at Atlanta. For an older person this is not easy. Too small of an airline for us. Best to all . I have lived in the mid west and understand frontier is larger in that area, but not an option for us on west coast at this time. Travel have chged over the years and is not as easy or enjoyable as it once was, this I understand. When I can purchase a ticket with easier travel and an even easier web site then with this airlines, who would you choose to see 4 generations ?????????????? The price difference in the two airlines is only 3 dollars, but your company leaves all of our family with a BAD taste in our moulth. Enough said. Thank all for your time. The folks at Southwest are happy and have fun and make the travelers feel the same way!! Please take note! We will soon find out if you have curb side ck in at SFO, my guess is not."
Pros: "Standing 2 minutes before gate close time and didn't let us board. Along with 5 other passengers. Said their clocks run different than the country."
Cons: "That they lie made a fool of us. Treated us like we didn't exist. 5 of them kept punching the keyboard and said "I'm sorry", "I'm sorry" I'd like a refund"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Hit with extra fees when I checked in including $40 to carry on a bag and a $19 fee for seat. Had I wanted a soda, it would have costed $1.99 and there were no complementary snacks. Also, seats do nit recline, which made the 5 hr flight very incomfortable."
Pros: "I had enough room to stretch out my bad left knee from my aisle seat. Staff was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "One customer was very loud and talked the entire 4 hours"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seat and small leg room. Compare to other airlines, Frontier is on my bottom list. I will never use Frontier again, it will be my first and last."
Pros: "Best price for last minute booking"
Cons: "Extensive bag charges!!"
Pros: "Flight departed late but arrived early onto airport, which was great."
Cons: "When we arrived to the airport we were waiting for over 1 hour on the runway. Once we got to the gate, we then waited for our bags at the baggage claim for over 1 hour. We landed in SFO at 10:15, but didn't get our bags until 12:30"
Pros: "flight was on time"
Cons: "when we reached san fransico we had to sit on the plane for an extra hour and forty-five minutes!!! was not happy about that. then it took another hour to actually get our checked on bag!"
Cons: "We were stuck on the runway for over an hour after we landed and getting our luggage was a DISASTER. They changed the location of our baggage claim carousel with minimal notice, only to change it back to the original carousel with NO NOTICE. It took over an hour again for our luggage to come out and it trickled in so slowly, that I ended up getting my bag a full two and a half hours after we landed. Awful experience."
Pros: "It felt clean."
Cons: "Surprise charges for seat assignments and outrageous charges for carry on luggage. Uncomfortable sears with no leg room. Too many announcements, ads spoken through intercom."
Pros: "Crew was awesome"
Cons: "Paying for seat selection????!!!!! Seriously? $26 for a seat that I've already paid for? A seat the doesn't recline? A tray that's ridiculously small? I will never fly this airline again unless I absolutely have to."
Cons: "I will never fly this airline again! The tix appear significantly cheaper on kayak, so we drove 2 hours out of our way to ATL in the early morning hours thinking it was saving $$$. Only to find at check in that it cost more to bring a small carry on than to pay for it to be checked! It was a west coast flight and it didn't even include a beverage in flight!!! No snack either. Thumbs down. It was certainly NOT worth the inconvenience of driving out of the way, and we didn't save any $ after all. The staff was not that friendly, at it took 30 mins for the frontier baggage carousel to even start up to get the heck out of there. Never again. If it seems too good a deal, it is!"
Pros: "The crew was nice especially the older flight attendant. She was really friendly."
Cons: "My seat didn't recline, I was freezing cold the whole time, we had a 5 hour flight with no entertainment what so ever. It was a long cold flight. I was not happy that we had to pay for a drink. We didn't even get one free drink after paying 400 for a flight. I'll never fly frontier again."
Pros: "On the up side the crew seemed to be nice and professional."
Cons: "The plane was too small and there was no entertainment. All snacks and drinks had to be paid for. I have never experienced this with any other airline."
Airlines flying from Atlanta to San Francisco have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Atlanta to San Francisco
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Atlanta to San Francisco