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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.

High season

September Most popular time to fly with an average 16% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$649 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$589 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to South Dakota

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  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South Dakota is August.
  • Morning departure is around 17% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying Bakersfield Meadows Field to South Dakota

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.2
American Airlines
Overall score based on 44,876 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Getting from one location to my destination. Making sure to keep us updated on why we would be late to final destination."
Cons: "No Dr Pepper, WiFi wouldn’t work, no entertainment, snacks were okay, crowded."

Cons: "A tv on plane"

Pros: "The crew should have let people off first who had connecting flights."
Cons: "We missed our connection flight.Had to be rerouted to chicago. No flights to Rapid City till noon the next day. Spending night in airport."

Cons: "It was a quick and perfect flight."

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Be on time 2.3/4 hour delayed no weather issues or mechanical"

Pros: "I was pleased there was entertainment for a short flight."
Cons: "My original flight was cancelled and I could only be booked onto one the following day, causing me to miss a good portion of my dear friend's wedding festivities. I am pretty bummed to have paid the amount for a Friday flight only to be able to arrive on Saturday."

Pros: "The Crew was great. Very courteous and respectful."
Cons: "Better communication. Flight was delayed but passengers were not notified right away. We were notified after we were supposed to have boarded already."

Cons: "plane was too hot...AA needs to keep a lower temp and pump air through their plane...on a crowded flight like this was, claustrophobia set in. First time I ever experienced this."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accomodating."

Cons: "WiFi was not working on the aircraft."

Pros: "Deplaning in White Plains"
Cons: "Boarding the way there, they did not honor my AA Advantage card to board earlier because my boarding pass did not say so. Even after seeing it said so in the computer system, they refused to honor it. So this time, I gave up and boarded with the last group. No prior warning was given that this plane would not allow for carry on luggage in overhead bins. Further were no charging ports on board, no free WiFi, no adjustable headrests, and the seats did not recline. There were no kosher cookies."

Pros: "I love it"

Pros: "We boarded quickly"
Cons: "The plane was freezing!!!"

Pros: "Thank God for the entertainment options in this flight since it is so long... seats recline a bit but the leg room is a bit small, so by the end everything hurts anyway. Had a nice dinner and several snacks. Not too bad. The crew was pretty friendly. I have no complaints at all about AA."

Cons: "Breakfast - lots of sugary items"

Cons: "The worst flight we ever been. Delayed for a long time. We wasted our two days of vacation."

Cons: "The original booked flight was about 12 hours before the rebooked flight. We got up at about 2:00 am to leave for the airport at 3:30 am for a 6:30 am flight. We were all packed and booked our ride and shuttinlpg down the computer at the last minute when we noticed an mail after midnight telling us the flight was cancelled. We called and were told there was nothing they could do, due to connections and this was entirely their fault. Approximately 12 hours later we took a “red eye” thus arriving a day late for our hotel and car reservations. We were charged baggage fees and not sure if our priority boarding will be refunded."

Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "The trip was good"

Pros: "Comfortable, fast check in, nice staff, arrived a little early, great timing. Will fly AA again"

Pros: "Easy and quick boarding. Excellwnt service in first class. Comfortable ride."
Cons: "Nothing. Excellent travel experience."

Pros: "Despite a departure delay due to necessity to off load some passengers due to nonfunctional seats we arrived 20 minutes early."
Cons: "The seats are too narrow, which I can tolerate for about an hour."

Cons: "Plane not ready to go because of missing trash bags"

Cons: "Flight was scary as hell. Lights flickering, bells constantly dinging, compartments continually popping open, and exit light flashing."

Pros: "On time. Nice plane."

Pros: "Loved having 2 empty seats next to me so I could stretch out after a very long day of travel."
Cons: "Seats are not very comfortable in any position."

Pros: "We had our passes available on our iPhone to assist the boarding process. Very enjoyable trip with the crew and we plan to fly AA again in the future."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Movies and did not feel squished. Never had so much food service on a flight before."
Cons: "Nothing negative to say."

Pros: "Smooth direct flight to BCN, good captain & flight crew. Comfortable seats complete with usb charger port; excellent entertainment choices on personal screen. Tasty dinner & snacks."

Cons: "We waited for 3 hours inside the plane on taxi then had to get off for an hour because of traffic delays."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "I never felt like writing a review but I feel like I should let other families with little ones know. My wife, 2 year old son, and I was boarding at the gate and they couldn't scan my son's boarding pass. They quickly went over to the computer station and gave my son another pass. We went to our seats and found out someone else is in our 2year old seat. Apparently they gave the seat to someone else at the last second because up to the point when I printed our boarding passes at the kiosk, our seats were still together (and I paid $41/per seat extra to try to keep us together). The other customer was nice enough to switch with our son so were able to stay together at the last min so it goes to show AA priority and service."

Pros: "We were able to be put in an exit row which was great - especially since my husband and I are very tall and it was a cross-country flight."
Cons: "I find it ridiculous that on a cross-country flight they can't even offer pretzels or peanuts. There was NOTHING!!!! I have been on short hops on other airlines and you get something."

Cons: "Los asiento demasiados pegado. Y el snack muy pobre"

Pros: "Flt time!"
Cons: "Boarding announcer was rude"

Pros: "Plane did not crash."
Cons: "Has anyone at AA ever watched the insane boarding process? No running water on the plane, not hot anything (coffee, tea, food). Generally terrible experience, like most of the airlines."

Pros: "Getting to my seat was overall the best experience. Out side of the finally walking onto the plane and sitting down, over an hour late, it was less than mediocre."
Cons: "If the plane was on time and didn't run an hour and 20 Ish minutes late, it would have been fine, except for the blinking over head reading light that would flash in my face every 20/30 seconds that could not be turned off being due to, as the flight attendant said, "they all do that"."

Pros: "Great entertainment my second leg with personal TVs and great selection of movies and games. Also got great exit row seating for no additional price!"

Cons: "Multiple delays, ended up having to change flights, then 2nd flight was also delayed. The only silver lining was the customer service representative, I think named Sofie(?) was astoundingly wonderful and helpful."

Pros: "This small plane had a lot of leg room. Each seat had a screen behind the head rest. The plane before only had one at the start of the aisles. The whole trip was smooth."

Cons: "No usb or wall chargers. No inseat entertainment and glitchy wifi entertainment"

Cons: "Plane was late because of malfunctioning jetway"

Pros: "Got in an hour early. Booya."

Pros: "Terrible"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Ride flight attendants"

Pros: "a fast paced cabin crew! superb!"
Cons: "economy seats had my knees jammed into the seat back ahead. Couldn't sleep a wink."

Cons: "You cancel my entire round trip flight because I missed the first flight? No other airline does this. I'll never fly with AA again. You should take notes on how Delta works"

Pros: "A runway at Phoenix was closed and we were told only once we were on board. There was a long delay in the aircraft at the dock and then another on the runway."

Pros: "Most of the flight attendants were cheerful and helpful."
Cons: "One flight attendant may have been under the weather - not cheerful nor helpful."

Pros: "Crew on flight to Charleston was nice"
Cons: "I was supposed to make the trip from BNA to CHS at 2:30, we were delayed over 1.5 hours, making me miss this flight by 5 mins. Then I was put on 10pm flight which was cancelled! They couldn't get me to HHH until 6pm the following day. I would have missed my entire conference. The closest they could get me was a 10pm flight to charleston, then I had to rent (AND PAY FOR) a car and drive 2 hours to HHH in the middle of the night. The customer service people were less than helpful. They aren't allowed to help you make car reservation. My flight on the way back from HHH to BNA was a similar story. Thankfully my connecting flight was delayed an hour or there was no way I would have made it."

Pros: "The flight attendants on this flight were very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Extremely unorganized. Sat on the plane for about 2 hours before we could even take off. There method for lightening the plane was extremely poor. The entire plane ending up missing connecting flights. No food left to purchase...no drinks served to the back of the plane til about 3 1/2-4 hours into the flight."

Cons: "Smooth flight on time"

Cons: "We could have had our non-stop flight that we booked"

Pros: "Cookies are delicious"
Cons: "I hate that United doesn’t let you get a boarding pass early if you don’t pay for for a bag. Hell, even Frontier lets you check in early. There was no one at the ticket counter till an hour before check in so I had to wait around outside security till I could get a boarding pass. It’s bullshit"

Pros: "Everything was fast."
Cons: "Comfort, entertainment"

Pros: "Updated seats and comfortable seating. Decent leg room"
Cons: "Snack for purchase and no power adapters in seats of the rear of the cabin . No IFE"

Pros: "Short duration"
Cons: "Horrible seating, small, cramped, ergonomically impossible"

Pros: "Short sweet, hard to beat!"

Pros: "Flight arrived early"
Cons: "Narrow seats, poor legroom"

Pros: "Excellent trip. Took basic economy. Only like needed to pack for weekend. Got the job done."
Cons: "No frills. It wasn't needed but gotta think of something to put here."

Pros: "United got me on flight 3 hours early AWSOME"

Pros: "The crew was nice and even though there kept being turbulence it was a smooth ride"
Cons: "More selection than pretzel for free item to eat"

Pros: "Average service. Though I've had better fir international flights"
Cons: "Most of the entertainment systems didn't work. The ones that did were very slow"

Cons: "The departure moved to three different gates. Inconvenient."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cancelled the flight two hours before departure. Weren't apologetic."

Cons: "Sat on plane almost 2hrs waiting for mechanics who needed to fly to Sioux Falls Why???!?!!?"

Cons: "United is no longer customer friendly. Personnel on ground are like robots. They no longer recognize loyal customers as the core. Stewardess and stewards are not courteous. The steward was chewing while serving food. No more what high standards are about. Just to get through with the job. Sad."

Pros: "Crew was nice and efficient it"
Cons: "It was late"

Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Couldn't even get me a slightly better seat given all the hassles I'd been put thru up to that point."

Cons: "Headphone jack was also broken on this flight , and my seat also did not go back"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I could have driven the 1600 miles faster than I did using United Airlines. Zero notifications that could have saved me time sitting in the airports that I traveled to."

Pros: "Everyone that works there"
Cons: "No free WiFi"

Cons: "To make meetings, got routed to Omaha, rented car and driving to SIoux Falls. United' best flights arrived next day about 2:30pm which misses business mtgs and most of day. Had to go to customer service supervisor to get hotel room covered in Omaha. No help on rental car. No help with hotel charges already made in Sioux Falls"

Cons: "Flight was overbooked ! Want me and many people go next day ! Crew in Newark were very rud !!! United is terrible !"

Pros: "fast"
Cons: "n/a"

Cons: "Rude gate agents. Ryder flight attendants"

Pros: "Very friendly staff! Hello's and goodbye's and asked if anyone needed anything several times"

Pros: "Thank you for a job well done!"

Pros: "Quick and easy flight."

Pros: "Was supposed to be a larger plane.. uncomfortable seats. Too close to each other."

Cons: "Flight was delayed for water leak. Two hour delay"

Pros: "Contact me for more info"

Pros: "The price and the time for departure"
Cons: "The delay in boarding and the delay when we landed due to no gate for the plane to park. What food a tinny bag of pretzels and over priced snacks. I was in the last row and had a window seat but a non English speaking person would not move and the staff would not assist they suggested I sit in the isle seat."

Cons: "The plane temperature was ice cold and I was miserable the entire flight home"

Pros: "They got a wheelchair within 5 minutes."
Cons: "Delayed as usual with united airlines.Seems that every time I fly with United their is some kind of problem flying out of Denver.Every Time."

Pros: "Delays in both flights"

Pros: "Short flight, the express plane had more leg room than the regular plane."
Cons: "VERY DISORGANIZED in Dulles. Flight was delayed because we were waiting for a pilot?? Then one happens to show up? Sounded a little sketchy..."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Terrible flight. I payed for an upgraded seat, list my flight due to a crew on previous flight being late then was put on standby on this plane in a tiny seat next to someone else. We sat on the runway for 45 min. There was an open seat in row 1 that I could have been seated in, but no one offered"

Cons: "Delay caused us to miss last flight of day. We have been sleeping on floor of airport for 9 hours. Same thing happened in the beginning of the trip from dallas to chicago. Oh, it was our honeymoon!"

Pros: "I only partially liked the snack service on board."
Cons: "My flight didn't have an overlay due to the plane sat in the terminal for 40 minutes. I almost missed my next flight. My flight was horrible there was 2 crying babies that didn't allow me and my daughter to get any rest on the flight and the lady directly in front of us kept pushing back on my knees."

Pros: "Truly friendly and personable staff. We got in early (although movies started after a while and barely finished as we were taxiing)."
Cons: "paying for any type of entertainment or connectivity is annoying. trash and crumbs in my pocket and tray, plus my headset plug-in was damaged and stereo connection was intermittent. drinks @ $8+ is too much."

Pros: "This was for my in-laws and they were very happy and great full for all the help"

Pros: "Flights was ontime"
Cons: "Plane was too hot, and then way to cold. This seems to be a re-occurring problem. I am not sure why the plane can't just be set to be be 68-72 degrees. There is no need for it to be above 80 or less than 60."

Pros: "Originally was planned to fly into Denver but the flight was delayed due to weather, they were able to re-route us through SFO earlier in the day with no headache. The original flight ended up cancelled and so we would have been delayed a day or 2. The ease of the switch was perfect and allowed to focus on our trip and not the travel. 5 stars."

Pros: "Flight attendant was welcoming and fun."
Cons: "It was a smaller plane and being in the very last row meant I smelled the bathroom. The door was literally within arms reach."

Pros: "Economy plus was nice."

Pros: "Landing was excellent"

Pros: "I had lots of room, the flight was great"

Pros: "Great crew, nice aircraft to fly!"

Cons: "My direct flight to New Orleans was canelled forcing me to arrive five hours late for my ride from the airport."

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