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May Most popular time to fly with an average 27% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$412 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$342 or less

Good deal one-way

$184 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $184 or less one-way and $342 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Atlanta to Santa Barbara was found 38 days before departure, on average.
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  • High season is considered to be April, May and June. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 30% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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American Airlines
Overall score based on 44,910 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was wonderful."
Cons: "Not much leg room."

Pros: "Friendly crew and better extras in premium economy than my last AA flight. This flight included an upgraded meal, docks, pillow, toothbrush."
Cons: "Entertainment system didn’t work."

Pros: "I had someone waiting on me at the gate to escort me to the plane! Great service!"
Cons: "I called the American 1-800 number and was initially greeted with the worst customer service I’ve experienced. I wish i knew her name. I hung up and called back and was helped so well by Anna."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "The spacing between rows, the aisle and size of seats were terrible. I will go back flying British Airways and Lufthansa!!!!!"

Cons: "3 hours delay, NOT entertainment at all, this is ridiculous! The dinner was regular, but breakfast was terrible."

Cons: "Very long time since I have being on s flight with tv in the aisle , and not on headrest .. this is s international flight ."

Pros: "the staff was great from check in at the airport until I landed"
Cons: "I wish the snacks were heathy like dried fruit and nuts"

Pros: "Food was better than expected."
Cons: "Flight was too warm."

Pros: "The dinner was good. The crew were great."
Cons: "It was the worst seat I have ever had."

Pros: "The AA counter agent was very helpful in changing my flight?"

Pros: "The crew was professional"

Pros: "Pilot announced a change in time."
Cons: "Paying for my plane ticket broke college kid..."

Pros: "On time. Smooth flight."
Cons: "A bit of wait I'm the taxi area in Miami. Not AAs fault double."

Pros: "The female flight attendant attempted to fill the shortcoming of her coworker"
Cons: "Condescending attitude towards bodies on the flight from the male flight attendant"

Pros: "Really great flight"
Cons: "The wait"

Pros: "I like that the crew was professional and courteous."
Cons: "That I was there and hour before my flight and my seat was given up. I didn't like that people are allowed to retract all the way making my flight uncomfortable."

Pros: "I have been traveling several times with this airline and think they are good overall."
Cons: "Reclining chair sometime is not working."

Pros: "The boarding process was efficient and the staff was friendly."
Cons: "The plane was antiquated and the seat space and leg room were minimal."

Pros: "The flight attendants were nice and helpful"
Cons: "First of all flight was delayed an hour and a half.. Then I went to get something to eat to kill time just to find out they switched the gate causing me to have to run all the way to the new gate then they close the door as I was walking up and told me I missed my flight even though the plane was still there for another 15 minutes.. so I had to fly standby on the next flight which was another hour and a half later.. I arrived at the airport at 12:30 and didn't end up catching a flight until 7:45 p.m.... oh and I forgot to mention that I originally paid for an upgrade for priority seating with more legroom that I never received because they put me on the very last seat that you can't even replying because there is a wall behind you.. SMH"

Cons: "Flight was late arriving to Atl flight was late arriving to Chicago made me miss my connection to FNT American rebooked (after they told me they hold plane I ran through 5 concourses to get there n American still left me and several other passengers) through United late flight to FNT a 4 hr lay-over turned into 6hrs 2 plane changes cause of mechanical issues n had to run 2 concourses over still was late leaving and arriving to FNT...."

Pros: "The blanket and pillow, good selection of movies."
Cons: "Maybe the food quality could have been better"

Pros: "Well.....it was canceled so I had to go to charlotte after to London and at the end at Rome and every one of them had delay's"

Pros: "The flight board on time, the crew was hospitable and seat was comfortable."

Pros: "The entertainment, the crew were very hospitable. The flight was on time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "I like everything"

Pros: "Timeliness"

Pros: "Very professional"
Cons: "We didn't leave on time"

Cons: "We sat on the tarmack for two hours due to lighting get, while the Delta flights continued on as usual. This was an American Airlines policy."

Cons: "They overbooked the plane and the customers used the overhead compartments for very small items; such as bags and briefcases which made the overhead fill quickly."

Pros: "Staff was pleasant"

Pros: "Let me book my luggage free ."
Cons: "Texas people on there break,cannot talk to customers that are lost"

Pros: "Re-routed to Phx; inflight Phx was closed. Diverted to Tucson. Only jets on the ramp were American. Seems if you close an airport there would be a lot more than 4 jets and different airlines. Landed at 11pm; still on the aircraft at 130am"
Cons: "Let's see pretty much the whole experience"

Pros: "Ease of access. Hospitality."

Cons: ". The plane was clearly a very old model - very cramped."

Pros: "We didn't crash."
Cons: "The crew was just downright rude. Condescending rude and full of tude. Also they are all 100 years old and one lady was so fat she could barely fit in the aisle. Come on AA...really you can't do better than this?? Seats were uncomfortable as can be and food weas slightly worse than average airplane food. funny thing is I always fly delta and delta partners but this time I thought I would go the cheaper route. Never again will I fly American anything anywhere. Very disappointed. There is nothing positive to say about anything except the fact that we didn't crash. We were also delayed 2 hours and sitting on the Tarmac. Horrid experience."

Pros: "Very little"
Cons: "Flight was delayed because of weather, which is understandable. The way your staff handled this in both Atlanta and Philly was totally unacceptable. No one knew what to do. I missed my connecting flight to Rome, Italy. I got a good deal on the tickets but in the future I will stick with Delta."

Cons: "The check in crew were rude"

Pros: "Cleanliness"
Cons: "Flight was canceled then delayed"

Pros: "Made flight eventually to Dallas."
Cons: "Flight kept getting delayed"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Everything from the 6 different times our flight got delayed and after 7 hours of waiting they just canceled our flight at 2am with no remorse and the worst customer service ever"

Cons: "The ticket agents for my flight into LAX were awful. They were rude to other passengers and extremely curt and disrespectful. The one agent, Tamika, spoke in a tone as if she were speaking with a child. The passenger in front of me had the same unpleasant experience and subsequently filed a complaint. It just confirms my theory, that some people are just not meant for customer service positions."

Cons: "The DELAY"

Pros: "Leg room was ok.."
Cons: "American Airlines don't have entertainment that one can access when on board unlike united airlines. They have an icon for entertainment that passengers can watches movies when on board. AA, don't offer snacks to its passengers unlike United airlines..! Seat 8A has white stuff falling from the top.., seemed like particles of ice-they were cold."

Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours and there were no TV on a cross country flight."

Pros: "Roomy & comfortable seating for such a small aircraft"
Cons: "Late boarding, over an hour"

Cons: "Gate changed and baoarding time changed countless times."

Pros: "American Airlines was the best flight experience I've ever had. I've not down twice and the first time we wrecked, so not wrecking was nice."

Pros: "I had such a hard time with another airline I just wanted to go home. The tickets were reasonably priced and the staff friendly/ helpful."
Cons: "No cranapple juice?"

Cons: "The flight was delayed for 2 hrs and the plane was dirty. One of the flight attendants had an attitude. Worst experience ever !!!"

Cons: "Clean the bathroom!! Horrible, horrible, horrible!!"

Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "They could’ve offered free snacks instead of only offering items for purchase."

Pros: "I really liked the entertainment on board. Made the flight go by so fast."
Cons: "Better snacks"

Cons: "Very late flight, seats bad"

Cons: "Very small screens, poor service when flight was delayed from boarding hostess"

Pros: "It got us to London. My bags were quickly available."
Cons: "The seats were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. I didn't sleep at all and have a headache because of them. Absolutely atrocious. The food was meh. One of the flight attendants was so rude I dreaded every time she headed over. I'll be flying with Delta in the future."

Cons: "We should up 2.5 hours before our flight. Was told by United desk clerk my flight to Chicago was the day before and that the reservation for my wife was for correct day but had been cancelled"

Pros: "The seats were comfortable with adequate cushioning."
Cons: "The drinks served in plastic cups were tiny."

Cons: "Can not really expect much on a short commuter flight."

Cons: "It was professional, no fuss but somehow slightly detached. I had no food only a water. A friendly inside crew."

Cons: "Flight was super delayed, staff wasn’t very helpful when I was getting rebooked"

Cons: "."

Pros: "Arrived early."
Cons: "Cabin crew were a little bit edgy. Not as pleasant as others on similar route."

Cons: "2.5h hours delay almost made me miss my second flight that day. Also agent didn't seem to know anything so wasn't able to help."

Pros: "The trip TO the United States was bearable."
Cons: "This flight was a complete disaster. I ended up b=on a different flight to Newark, as my flight to Chicago got canceled. Then that fight was unable to land, so I spent hours in baltimore, and missed my connecting flight to Brussels. By the time I finally arrived, 4 hours late, to Newark, I had to spend 2 hours in a line to get re-book, for a flight the next night. I was compensated for all this mess with a $10 food voucher, and had to get a cab from the airport to the closest and cheapest hotel. My flight to Brussels was uneventful, save one rude flight attendant, and I got to school a day late."

Pros: "Quick boarding."
Cons: "Snacks could be better choices, for the free one."

Pros: "I liked all of the notifications."
Cons: "Everything."

Pros: "It's funny that they try to sell you the entertainment .nobody buys it, nobody."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "everything else"

Pros: "Nice flight crew Nice gate agents Flights were on-time"
Cons: "Seats are a little tight To select seats during online check-in cost $33 per seat"

Pros: "On time; uneventful flight. Perfect!"
Cons: "Instead of pretzels they handed out ranch flavored items; I have food allergies to seasonings. I prefer just plain pretzels"

Pros: "Arrived early and flight crew was super nice!"

Cons: "Explanation on why it took so long to board was a vage"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was late , and many other issues"

Pros: "People only comment to complain. In my case, everything went smoothly and ahead of schedule. The pilots took advantage of tail winds and put us at the gate ten minutes ahead of schedule. The crew was professional, personable and did their best to make everyone as comfortable as possible."

Pros: "Flight was canceled"
Cons: "Flight was canceled and I'm finding it difficult to get a refund"

Cons: "bad movieselection, bad food, the crew was ok not more, I arrive safe and in time. That's all we neeed no?"

Pros: "Was good, but will be great if the wifi is free for all"
Cons: "Can't complain"

Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "Rude staff. Very mean to me in the fact that I can't walk and needed assistance. Flight delayed for a ridiculous amount of time. I was not informed until last minute"

Pros: "This was my first time flying United and first time flying on a jet. The plane was small which was a little scary, not the huge Delta airplanes that I am accustomed to. However the ride was smooth and quick. I liked that they turned the lights off which made it super cozy, I slept like a baby and I never sleep when I fly! Both flights were great!"
Cons: "I can't complain at all."

Cons: "The flight was delayed seversl times for crew staffing issues. I missed my connection to LAX and therefore, missed a very important business meeting."

Pros: "The rate was great The captain was courteous The flight attendants was very courteous"
Cons: "The delays was awful I'm disabled wasn't offered no assistant to get from one terminal to the next because your flight delays we waited 3hours to go from Chicago to Boston then get on plane and wasn't offered but a swallow of soda that was poured out of a twelve ounce can split between three customers And I'm diabetic my sugar was low because the unexpected delay So that made a perfectly good trip awful"

Cons: "The fact that it was canceled and no help was given to rearrange itinerary."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled at the boarding time: the plane was ready without a flight crew causing the cancelation. Finding a replacement flight was very difficult and the Costomer service was not helpful. After showing I was active duty military, a seat "appeared" on the next flight out and I was put on standby for an earlier flight For that day. The earliest flight before then, wasn't until Tuesday the 29th. This was not acceptable."

Cons: "I loss an entire vacation day due to delays in flight departure time. For a 1st united airline flyer not nice."

Pros: "They got us into Chicago which nice. Also United was giving away free bottles of water for the holidays."

Pros: "The flight attendant ran out of regular sprite, ginger ale, and seltzer water by the time he reached the last row. Finally settled for water."

Cons: "My original flight was delayed so I had to switch my flight to Denver, CO and fly through Delta."

Pros: "I liked that the airline gave me a complimentary flight change because I didn't realize I was crossing into another time zone to get to the air port so by the time I got through the traffic and to the airport, my flight was pretty much leaving. They were very quick to get everything rearranged for my new flight. I was very tearful. The staff was very helpful."
Cons: "I didn't like that it took me almost an hour to get through security, however that is probably why they say to be there two hours early. I also didn't like how hard it was to find where I was supposed to be dropped off for departures. It took me about 30 mins driving in circles trying to find the place to be dropped off for departures. I first went to the international side because my final destination was an international destination but then I realized that my first flight is domestic.... I'm a dork. :/ I wish they would tell you the exact directions how to get to the gate and could give you a live feed on estimated time it will take to get there. I should have called ahead of time to figure it out, but I want expecting it to be so hard."

Pros: "It was a normal flight. Normal take off delays."

Pros: "United was effecient in the rebooking process"

Pros: "The free coffee?"
Cons: "Boarding took forever, there was no space in the over head bins. People just completely brain farted and stood in the aisles, unable to comprehend the lack of space."

Cons: "Delayed many hours, canceled beverage service"

Pros: "I was overall impressed. Both flights were early to the destination. All the flight crew were friendly. The planes were very clean."
Cons: "No food was offered, not even to purchase on a 3.5 hour flight. The $25 charge per bag is too high."

Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above"

Cons: "Flight was delayed ended up switching to a Delta Flight."

Pros: "The crew were professional, helpful and friendly. The numbered boarding lines work really well."
Cons: "Although I was able to bring both of my bags on board because they were small, many people were forced to check theirs at the gate. The airline should tell people this ahead of time, or even have a 1-bag policy, rather than spring this surprise on people at the gate. The seats were too close together. It was impossible for me to find a comfortable sitting position. I'm not especially tall, but I could not extend my legs enough."

Pros: "Finally getting home"
Cons: "It took so long to get there"

Pros: "Nothing was satisfactory"
Cons: "Charging double due to flight discrepancy. This might be my last time flying United. HORRIBLE customer service."

Pros: "Everything"

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