Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from California to Seattle
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Friendly staff. Clean, comfortable seats. Huge, very well designed overhead carry-on compartments."
Cons: "Huge delays at every airport, for every portion of the trip. Terrible communication about connecting flights, missed connections, etc."
Pros: "It was a short flight"
Cons: "Bigger leg room for tall peole 6 feet up..."
Pros: "Staff great"
Cons: "Same old movies"
Cons: "Dirty cabin, dirty glass, worn out carpet, seats falling apart, filthy privacy crew drapes. The CEO needs to be more hands on and do random inspections."
Pros: "Check in was easy. I love the way you can order from the screen infront of your seat food and drinks. In addition; you can select movies. Everyone was very nice and professional. I usually fly with jetBlue, but today I was so impressed I am considering changing."
Cons: "If there was a less than one star that is what they deserve. SFO flight was late. They gave away my seat on my connection to Kalispell. They basically blamed me for being late and not being there on time. Two others from my flight were allowed to make the connection but told me that they gave my seat away because I was late. We all showed up at the same time from the late flight. I talked to 3 people including customer service and did not get a single “I’m Sorry”. Do they not communicate with each other when a flight is late and they have passengers for connections running late? They told me they don’t talk. The best they can do is put me standby for 9:30 flight and if I cannot get on that flight I have to wait until morning. My daughter is in a competition tomorrow morning and thanks to Alaska Airlines I’m going to miss it. I’m sitting here writing this review, paying for a dinner I should not be paying for and probably searching out a hotel room until morning when I can catch a flight. Unbelievable the lack of empathy."
Pros: "Free prosecco"
Cons: "Took an hour to leave"
Pros: "Arriving at destination"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 90 minutes and there was very little communication regarding why. It would have been less frustrating if we knew the reason for the delay."
Pros: "I love that it was still a Virgin plane - please keep them as long as you can!"
Cons: "Happy with everything!"
Pros: "There is nothing about this flight that my girlfriend and I liked. This was the worst experience with an airline either of us have ever experienced."
Cons: "We didn't like that we were delayed so long that we missed our connecting flight. We were delayed upwards of 3.5 hours and watched a flight going to the same place that was supposed depart 1 hour after us, and it left 30 minutes before us."
Pros: "Nothing to complain about. It was comfortable."
Cons: "Alaska/virign’s boarding process is pretty dumb. all these different levels of people, which for a regional airline is usually 75% of the load, then, the rest. Good luck on overhead space. Literally everything else about this airline is 100% awesome. Boarding is the only lame thing."
Cons: "I checked in to the flight 24 hours ahead to ensure I got an aisle seat, because I knew I’d probably be going back and forth from the bathroom because I had been feeling ill. When I got to the ticket check to board the flight, my name wasn’t found in the system, and I was turned away to go back to the front desk. So I did, and the person there was seemingly able to get me an aisle seat in the same row, just across from where I originally was. But, when I got to the row, another man was in that spot and showed me his ticket which was the same seat I’d seemingly been re-assigned! The middle seat was empty, and so I sat there for the time being, while we enquired about it. One of the flight attendants said they’d look into it, but just seemed to brush it off and never gave us a response. I was mainly annoyed about being shuffled around, getting reassigned a spot and was clear about wanting an aisle seat, and it never happened even though I chose that seat 24 hours ahead in the first place. I felt there were a few chances to make it right, but it never happened."
Pros: "The staff is wonderfully patient."
Cons: "Gate changes, delays, presence of plane but lack of crew, food vouchers 15 minutes before venue closed. Uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Very professional and nice crew."
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Missed my flight at it was rescheduled for $25 without asking a questions"
Cons: "Better vegan snacks available for purchase would be great."
Pros: "Same as before."
Cons: "We had to take a bus to our airplane. It took off a full hour late and it seemed mostly due to horrendously slow gate operations"
Cons: "They cancelled my original flight"
Cons: "lost luggage.......two days...............................19 miles away."
Pros: "1. Boarding appeared streamlined. 2. Plugs ins for tech. 3. Coffee smelled amazing. 5. Seat size seemed larger than most airplanes."
Cons: "1. Wifi or gogo did not connect. 2. It was a tad bit cold."
Pros: "The staff was friendly, a nice experience"
Cons: "We arrived early and had to wait on the plane for 5 to 10 minutes and it got hotter and hotter. I wonder if there's anyway they could have told the ground crew that we would be early so that we did not have to wait"
Pros: "the ease of booking"
Pros: "Excellent service. I would fly this airline again!"
Pros: "Would be better to allow blue Tooth headsets to view tv/movies did not have wired head phones and did not want to purchase them."
Pros: "Over an hour late leaving San Francisco, over an hour late leaving Seattle! One delay after another. Spent more time in airports than on planes"
Pros: "There's not much to say.The flight was short, only a couple of hours, and I slept thru the small goodies' handouts. Anh their WIfi is free."
Pros: "The cabin was miserably hot"
Pros: "My flight was delayed by two hours, but I got to go on the earlier flight (that left at my original time), and they even gave me a Premium seat!"
Pros: "Nothing. I didn't take flight due to punishing re book procedure that Alaska employs to basically steal money from it's customers."
Cons: "They weight the value of 1st leg much higher than the return AND they want to charge you $125 change fee. My grandma passed away and I needed to reschedule my itinerary. Alaska stuck to their policies (you know, those pages of microscopic text that is written by lawyers for sole reason of screwing the customer.) I just felt really abused; told them to keep the useless "credit". I booked with Delta. At what point does a company forget who they are supposed to be serving? Perhaps the people that are actually giving you money and keeping you in business?"
Pros: "First Class was so comfortable. The attendants were efficient and attentive, and the breakfast meal was delicious."
Cons: "I wish there was a dinner meal, but the cookies were delicious too!"
Cons: "needed more water"
Pros: "The two flight attendants in the aft cabin were an absolute delight.They made the flight a great experience."
Cons: "The captain announced we would arrive early in Seattle and we were in fact late."
Pros: "More comfortable than i thought it would be. Very friendly crew."
Cons: "My luggage is missing. :("
Cons: "Crew does not communicate well. Customer service is very poor."
Pros: "I appreciate the steward giving me something to eat for breakfast."
Pros: "Play more Christmas carol during Christmas season"
Cons: "I'm still waiting to board FIVE hours delayed."
Cons: "they lost my partner's luggage by our last stop"
Pros: "Gina at Seattle Customer Service managed to get my on a flight back to my original Oregon location when it became evident that they couldn't get me to San Francisco as booked and I missed my appointments there."
Cons: "I never made it to San Francisco. After starting in Eugene they sent me to Seattle instead of Portland where I was way-laid for 5 and 1/2 hours Alaska posted a crew based delay on my flight to PDX and booked me on a flight an hour later to Seattle where I was going to have a 3 hour layover. The connecting flight was then delayed another 2 and 1/2 hours. I missed both my appointments in San Francisco and never made it to SFO. Also, they never sent me an SMS or email alert to the changes. The agent also had me wait at the wrong gate in Eugene. And they couldn't get me on any other flights to my original destination. I will reschedule my appointments in San Francisco and I will definitely be taking American Airlines or United Airlines."
Cons: "no complains"
Pros: "This flight was fine. It wasn't really anything to write home about - nobody went above and beyond; nothing was terrible. It could have been better, though. The flight actually landed a bit early, which was nice since it was a bit of a late flight."
Cons: "Pretzels. The in-flight snack was pretzels, which is innocuous and also super boring. Also, no entertainment to speak of."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, polite & cheerful service, on-time flight!"
Cons: "Lack of help with information on transfer between terminals at Seattle/Tacoma"
Pros: "Ease of printing boarding pass and especially the luggage tags."
Cons: "The cabin temperature was very hot"
Cons: "Luggage drop was severely understaffed. We had checked in, had boarding passes but there was a 45 minute wait just to drop off a checked bag."
Cons: "Food is always bad."
Cons: "It made no sense to board an hour and a half before takeoff."
Cons: "Boarding took a long time"
Pros: "the food was really top notch and service was great and friendly"
Pros: "Easy and on time and Delta Comfort is always the best. Easy boarding process too!"
Pros: "Quick boarding process"
Cons: "Wifi stopped working halfway"
Pros: "Everything was fine. Delta did a great job."
Cons: "The kid screaming in my ear for 3 hours"
Pros: "Nothing more to say!"
Pros: "seating, food, service"
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"
Pros: "That we finally arrived."
Cons: "That we didn't arrive even remotely close to when we were supposed to."
Pros: "Total Experience of Flying on this Airline ."
Cons: "No Comment."
Cons: "Cramped seating for premium Econ"
Pros: "It’s was super smooth! Fast service and great customer service."
Cons: "The intercom was a little messed up."
Pros: "It was short and fast."
Pros: "Loved how close the gates were"
Pros: "Nice crew, pretty good timing on flying time."
Cons: "Stayed waiting for airport to clear our gaye for about one hour after we landed."
Pros: "Plane was clean, easy boarding, crew was kind and attentive."
Cons: "30 minutes late no explanations...."
Pros: "Great movie selection"
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "Delta did a really good job as always. Cheaper, more comfortable, and a WAY better experience than Alaska Airlines."
Cons: "Trying too hard to fit as many as possible"
Pros: "Kara was really nice to us."
Cons: "Noisy plane."
Cons: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"
Cons: "Lack of legroom in economy"
Cons: "Food was bad."
Cons: "Poor WiFi. Paid extra to get it, but didnt sporadic at best."
Cons: "They charged $300 for 3 bags"
Pros: "None of it!! Poor selection"
Cons: "All of it. Again poor selection"
Pros: "Boarding super excellent! Also: Best landing I've ever experienced! Props to the pilot!!"
Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Cons: "Paid $28 for a Wi-Fi package that didn't work. No refund...."
Pros: "On time boarding in Seattle."
Cons: "Delayed in Los Angeles for about an hour. Checked on flight tracker and this flight is consistently delayed 20-40 minutes. Why hasn't Delta done anything to improve this?"
Pros: "Nice and attentive staff, smooth on and off."
Pros: "What is the issue?"
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Arrived 15 mins late and then taxied for another 5-10 mins."
Cons: "Undersized overhead bins so ALL carry-on rollerbags had to be checked."
Pros: "I always have a great experience on Delta! Thank you"
Cons: "Extreme delays"
Cons: "Snacks if possible"
Cons: "horrible boarding management in SJC."
Pros: "Very informative staff"
Cons: "Was late"
Cons: "Enforce your baggage size and number limits. A significant number of passengers take bags onboard that are oversized."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "The seats, in addition to being stationary, had little to no cushion in the seat."
Cons: "my car broke down on the way to the airport"
Cons: "It’d be nice to have internet access, whether free or for purchase"
Pros: "Getting to Seattle to get away from the airline"
Pros: "They still pick up trash!!"
Cons: "New airbus has even LESS room!! Have to manhandle your personal bag out of the even smaller space under the seat! A soda is $3! There is Nothing to read anymore and the crew are overwhelmed with cranky people... making them cranky."
Pros: "The same"
Cons: "Too many fees"
Pros: "As above."
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "fare was good"
Cons: "the seat was terrible"
Pros: "* Good leg room at my seat * Though the check-in line was very long, the curbside check-in attendant was courteous, professional, and very efficient."
Cons: "* Long line for check in * Flight 137 from Denver to Seattle was almost two hours late * seats on airplane don't recline and there is not an adjustable headrest to hold my head in place * The flight attendant wouldn't let me put my paid-for carry-on luggage in the overhead bin above our seats (we were sitting in row 2, seats A,B, C). She said they were reserved for row 1. So I had to place our paid-for carry-on baggage in the overhead bins above row 4. * no movie or even reading material at my seat * No complimentary snack or beverage (only available for purchase). Are you kidding me? I paid extra money for carryons and check-in baggage for all three of us, and my experience on Frontier made me feel like a second class citizen. I doubt I will ever fly with Frontier again."
Cons: "Frontiers prices might look good upon booking but you are charged for everything. $45 extra for a carry-on, $2.95 for a can of soda, etc... cramped seating,"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and accommodating but we waited 3+ hours for a pilot that never showed"
Cons: "Crew was friendly and accommodating but we waited 3+ hours for a pilot that never showed"
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above"
Cons: "They give your only water"
Pros: "Staff was awesome and efficient"
Cons: "Food options, especially since one has to purchase snacks."
Pros: "gate personell"
Pros: "Staff was friendly."
Cons: "No food or entertainment and nickle and dimed on everything."
Cons: "I felt taken advantage of by the surcharges."
Pros: "Cheap prices"
Cons: "Being stalled on the tarmac for over an hour arriving to Denver. People missing connecting flights. Plane arriving late leaving from Denver to Seattle. No complimentary beverages."
Cons: "I'm still at the airport"
Cons: "Should be in Denver right now. Still in Santa Ana because of delays."
Pros: "everything went smooth"
Pros: "Very timely, super clean and very inviting. I will continue to use frontier again and again."
Pros: "speed on check in, age and competent attitude of stewards(esses), clean passenger area."
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "Charging for carry ins makes me never want to fly frontier again"
Pros: "Comfy for taller passengers Leg room Sleek chairs More room to sleep near window"
Cons: "paying for the extras, drink, snacks, carry on etc"
Cons: "Trip had over 8 hours of delays."
Pros: "I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOOD"
Cons: "Very very poor service"
Pros: "Cheap ticket"
Cons: "I felt nickle and dimes for everything"
Pros: "Airbus jet was nice. Frontier credit card sign-up was offered."
Cons: "The fees for seat assignments and carry on luggage. Frontier also does not accept TSA Pre-check."
Cons: "delays with NO feedback"
Cons: "They nickle and dime you to death. They even charge you for soda!"
Pros: "Nothing, never use them again EVER"
Cons: "NOTHING0 ZILCH"
Pros: "I like a free water or a small snack"
Cons: "I like to have a Free water and 1 little snack"
Cons: "Delayed more than one hour"
Pros: "Bar/food menu bundled The food wasn't good but concept was"
Cons: "Nothing to read watch or listen to"
Cons: "Everything about it. They couldn't care less about you."
Cons: "Paying for seat AND baggage is reason to fly Southwest."
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above"
Cons: "Food - N/A. Entertainment - There was none, so I can't rate it."
Pros: "See cooment above"
Cons: "See comments above"
Pros: ".It was a very confortable flight and right on time.."
Cons: "Frontier charges for carry ons. Ridiculous!"
Pros: "Staff was attentive and happy"
Cons: "Good service somewhat lacking"
Cons: "Everything from check in to arrival HORRIBLE"
Pros: "Clean plane. Easy boarding. Great value."
Cons: "Everything was good."
Pros: "The employees were extremely courteous and professional. I really enjoyed my trip."
Pros: "Constantly crying babies and speakers are ear piercing loud."
Cons: "Crying babies"
Pros: "Reasonable price, comfort was okay, no delays, bags arrived in timely manner"
Cons: "Add ons, plane seemed a bit dirty(seat area and windows), facilities were clean though."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "The descent was rocky. The fees are tough to swallow"
Cons: "Very dirty!! Used coffee creamers in seat pocket, crumbs all over seat... disappointed."
Cons: "I wasn't told 1 bag would cost additional $65 @ airport!"
Pros: "The airplane was clean and new. Didn't buy food. Nice attendants."
Cons: "I will never use or recommend Spirit Airlines. Better to pay more to other airlines. Why? Spirit knows why."
Pros: "Got to Seattle safely."
Cons: "Massively delayed. Overbooked flights"
Pros: "Better leg room, departure and arrival faster than expected which was awesome!"
Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "The personnel and the way they handle people"
Pros: "All was good"
Pros: "That we got to Vegas safely."
Cons: "Pretty much disliked everything else. They are so money hungry at Spirit, it's gross."
Cons: "Spirit and all its lack of basic comfort."
Cons: "I didn't know about all the charges before I flew."
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Pros: "ticket price was great. delayed outbound. early arrive on return."
Pros: "That there were no delays"
Cons: "tried to cancel the reservation couldn't do it"
Pros: "We got to our destination safely"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable ride. We a t-shirt hard ,zero leg room"
Pros: "Great value overall, and great service."
Pros: "The cheapness of the tickets was very cheap"
Cons: "Not über comfortable, but worth the price!"
Pros: "Spirit's staff were friendly and very enjoyable."
Cons: "There were crazy amount of fees that I wasn't aware of when I booked."
Cons: "I was charged $82 for checkin luggage. If I knew that I would have flown United, American or Southwest. Had a middle seat, no entertainment and one beverage service."
Cons: "Nothing about them."
Cons: "Luggage fee scams. Paying each way for baggage."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient"
Cons: "To many delays"
Cons: "So late!"
Pros: "We arrived alive"
Cons: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Great service and good value"
Pros: "The plane is pretty."
Cons: "Plane left 40 min late. Will not fly spirit again."
Cons: "Hidden and unexpected fees"
Pros: "Friendly staff and clean plane."
Cons: "Zero entertainment options."
Cons: "The plane smelled overwhelmingly like urine."
Pros: "The price was great."
Cons: "The great price means basically no amenities. That's okay, I'll take the cheap price."
Cons: "Nothing else here matters because you guys lost my luggage. That is just the most careless thing to do ."
Pros: "Boarded and left gate 15 minutes early."
Cons: "Sat on ground waiting for gate for 20 minutes after landing."
Airlines flying from California to Seattle 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 California to Seattle
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from California to Seattle
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from California to Seattle
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from California to Seattle
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from California to Seattle