Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago to Orange County
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 6% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$350||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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United Airlines, Air Canada and American Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Chicago to Orange County. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Chicago to Orange County.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 58m
The cheapest ticket to Orange County from Chicago found in the last 72 hours was $109 one-way, and $217 round-trip. The most popular route is from Chicago to Santa Ana, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $32.
Southwest flies most frequently to Santa Ana from Chicago. In general, American Airlines, Air Canada and Alaska Airlines fly the most to Orange County.
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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.
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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 Orange County 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
Cons: "I think all was very good"
Cons: "Seats are tiny"
Pros: "The crew was amazing and seats were comfortable"
Pros: "Fast boarding, quick flight, friendly attendants."
Pros: "The crew."
Cons: "Filthy plane, and delayed too long"
Pros: "Yes, . Amazing crew Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."
Cons: "Seem that they turned off the air conditioning once we landed in the cabin got on the warm side."
Pros: "Crew was amazing, flight was much more comfortable. Nice selection of drinks."
Cons: "The snack on the flight was brioche with a Cajun spread. The bread was great but the spread was too spicy for my tastes."
Cons: "Just better food"
Pros: "Can’t do anything about bad weather-we got through despite a weather delay. Crew was terrific."
Cons: "Late arrival"
Pros: "I like how friendly the crew was"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by an hour and we had a connecting flight IN ATL that we had to get to in :30 minutes. By the time we got off the plane we had :15 minutes to get to our connecting flight. We barely made it. They were about to close the door on us. Didnt really appreciate that."
Pros: "Good landing, great service."
Cons: "At least one hour late"
Cons: "The comfort seats are not that comfortable"
Pros: "I liked the cookies and juice. The interactive screen to watch something. The cleanliness. The price. On time. The service. Thank you. The excitement of flying."
Cons: "Delay after landing"
Pros: "Food and entertainment not applicable"
Cons: "Seats very tight!"
Pros: "Boarding from back to front. Making early boarders wait to the side when they tried to embark too soon."
Cons: "All the people standing in line prior to boarding."
Pros: "The crew at the airport was very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "No food; not even offered water; I asked a Delta employee about our seats and she was very unprofessional (mind you I'm traveling with kids and my boarding pass said that seats were to be assigned at the gate)."
Pros: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos, please reimburse on the credit card"
Cons: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos of the studio and musicians"
Pros: "Clean bathrooms and great refreshment choices"
Pros: "Great staff, plenty of room, efficient snack and drink delivery, effluent boarding"
Pros: "Flight attendant was great!"
Pros: "Crew was amazing , one patient was getting sick while flight and always to flight stewards where always outside bathroom to help her. And crew was still able to service whole plane of 200 passengers."
Cons: "My screen seat miniature work but headphone jack was messed up tried two cords and not working so could see movie could not hear so for 5hrs that’s what I did which made me focus more on comfort. Plane interior was or looked brand new."
Cons: "Delta scheduled us a connection with only 35 min of layover. We had to go from Concourse E to A and the plane was several min late.We barely made it before the gate closed 10 min before pushback."
Pros: "The movies were great and the boarding was more streamlined.the plane was clean and in good condition."
Cons: "The seats are getting smaller and more cramped. There still better then American but ugh. Delta's is stingy with their snacks unlike Southwest gives you two or three without even asking you have to beg for two from Delta and they act like it's breaking rules"
Cons: "Due to a family illness i was not able to make the 1st leg of my roundtrip flight to Santa Ana. Not only was i forced to buy a brand new flight to get out to Orange County, i was charged $150 JUST to be able to keep the 2nd leg of my trip, which i'd already paid for. It's the 2nd Time Delta has done this to me in the space of 2 weeks and it's absolute Idiocy. Gouging you loyal customers like this is NOT how you do business."
Pros: "Again, a quick and easy connector and flight homeward."
Cons: "Not applicable."
Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "The flight was very rough on landing"
Cons: "luggage did not arrive same time with me and not the same airport"
Cons: "The wifi wasn't strong enough to download the app to watch movies on the plane."
Pros: "Comfortable seats in coach Good snacks Friendly crew"
Pros: "4 hour flight. Non-eventful except slight turbulence. Good to be home! Thank you!"
Pros: "Crew was great, helped us board fast after a delayed arrival and to avoid needing a crew change (FAA Regs)."
Cons: "Plane was a D-90? The plane was very loud with vibration noise at very high decibels during the whole flight. Because of the extended flight (3 1/2 hours in the air) due to a storm system, they should have offered more food to travelers."
Pros: "Yet one more trip that reminds me why I refuse to fly any other airline than Delta. (I fly every week for work.) Top-rate LA crew, flights always departs on time, early to destination more than half the time. Comfortable seats, upgraded to Delta Comfort today. Gate agent was friendly, helpful and joking with passengers. Made it seem like we were all going on an adventure. Kudos to Delta all around!!"
Pros: "service and accommodations."
Cons: "Ran out of a meal that I wanted. One flight attendant forgot to hand me utensils with my dinner meal."
Cons: "No communication between different parts of the airport; early arrival, over 2 hours getting through baggage claim; good luck rechecking your bag; almost missed flight with a 2 1/2 hour layover. Workers on the ground don't care, or either don't know what's next on the transit through the airport."
Pros: "Everything went very smoothly, I didn't eat anything but the snacks are fine. I don't think there is any "entertainment" unless you pay for it but that's okay."
Cons: "Why can't all the Delta gates be near each other. My connecting flight was very far."
Pros: "With the free entertainment, the time just flew by. From the time we left MSP to the time we landed, everything went smoothly"
Pros: "It was as fast!!"
Cons: "Nothing was offered, my bag was checked at the door but no big deal"
Pros: "Overall great experience"
Pros: "Left reasonably on time, arrived a bit early, able to find overhead storage for my roll-on, even boarding in Zone 3"
Cons: "Very tightly packed; minimal comfort for the flight."
Pros: "Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks."
Pros: "Ability to change planes with a 30 minute layover."
Cons: "Short-staffed, so short tempered workers.kiosks did not work. Nickled and dimed on everything. Like flying in prison. No light and a cold hard bench seat. Awful."
Cons: "Computer systems were down and delayed boarding by almost 45 minutes."
Pros: "The staff was surprisingly welcoming for a budget airline. Everything went very smoothely and both my flights on this round trip arrived early. Well done!"
Pros: "When we landed and exited the plane"
Cons: "Charging for carryines just ain't worth it. I'm not ever flying frontier or spirit. The extra cost for no hassle will be worth it."
Cons: "Look like frontier is always late"
Pros: "Attendants were friendly, plane was clean, and the experience was overall great."
Cons: "It would have been nice if the plane carried wifi or some kind of tv/music option for entertainment."
Pros: "uh the "big front seat" was decent? fairly roomy and still cheap"
Cons: "fuckin screaming children everywhere, it was horrendous"
Cons: "Being charged for a carry on."
Pros: "well managed boarding process."
Cons: "personal pain difficulty with cabin air pressure during descent. Unusual in my experience in planes this large. Occurs more often in smaller regional airplanes."
Cons: "Trip had over 8 hours of delays."
Cons: "They lost my baggage..."
Cons: "Very very poor service"
Cons: "I didn't like how it was delayed for 2 hours. I bought this ticket to get home to see my fiancé because he was coming home from deployment. Then with it being delayed caused problems"
Cons: "no free snack? not even a bag of peanuts?! disappointing"
Pros: "Lengthy delay with poor communication about the delay. Then delayed for an hour on the runway."
Cons: "Service was poor and comfort was awful"
Cons: "No room, very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Pilot did good job navigating thru turbulence."
Cons: "Same as above."
Cons: "I did not like the long delay"
Pros: "Smooth ride, convenient boarding. Very short distances, they may be OK."
Cons: "Checked and carry-on luggage rules are complicated to navigate. There is a charge for seat allocation, etc. We weren't even offered water free-of-charge! I wouldn't consider flying again. Because when you add the cost of luggage, etc. Southwest is more attractive."
Cons: "Late late late arrival."
Cons: "delays with NO feedback"
Pros: "Very efficient."
Cons: "No free beverage."
Cons: "Lugage took forever & no foood or drinks"
Cons: "Worst customer service"
Cons: "Overall everything"
Cons: "the fact that i was delayed more than 5 hours on the departure and more than 1 hour on the way back. Why is there an option for entertainment when none is provided? Also you need to pay for the food"
Cons: "to expensive to cary on a bag."
Pros: "Middle seat was empty"
Cons: "The delay. No food. No apologies"
Pros: "Frontier is not what it used to be. Your nickled and dimed. I will avoid using Frontier in the future."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "I was upgraded for free!"
Cons: "The payment necessary for baggage."
Cons: "Delayed for 4 hours"
Pros: "Nice and helpful employees, good experience"
Cons: "Delay after delay without much updating"
Pros: "Everything went as planned"
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "No water or any beverage offered. A new low even for Frontier."
Pros: "Nice, new plane."
Cons: "Small trays."
Pros: "Carry on charge not happy."
Cons: "Carry on charge is ridiculous."
Pros: "1/2 of the trip help with a wheelchair in Denver but not at Santa Anna either way.I had to track one down."
Cons: "Charging for baggage!"
Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable"
Pros: "No problems went very well"
Cons: "Nothing bad to say"
Pros: "It was very punctual"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "Service was terrible staff not friendly never using this airline again"
Pros: "Very informative on where to go!"
Cons: "Not very informational on security policy"
Pros: "Everything was good, no complaints"
Cons: "Spirit Airlines are a collection of thieves who use bait and switch tactics and bully their customers while they are travelling."
Pros: "My bag came out really fast. Boarding on and off was a breeze."
Cons: "Paying for baggage when I could have just carried on."
Cons: "I was trying to save money for the church , but it cost me more then I had budget for"
Cons: "Had to pay $55 for my carry-on"
Cons: "Fee for baggage is ridiculous. Fee for baggage is ridiculous. Fee for baggage is ridiculous."
Cons: "Check in staff was very unprofessional. 3 delays!"
Pros: "Traveling with friends"
Cons: "Add on charges!"
Pros: "Seat 3D was larger size seat"
Cons: "Idiots seating behind me were loud"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "seat more comfortable than most airlines"
Cons: "... and they charge a penalty if you go to their counter first without going first to the check-in kiosk? Cheaper, sure, but totally lacks class"
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Expensive bag check fees of $52 across the board, even though signs listed a variable scale based on weight that would have been cheaper. Apparently that's only available if you check in early and weigh your bags yourself or something, IDK..."
Pros: "If your looking for a cheap affordable means of flying then spirit is the perfect option."
Cons: "Spirit does not have many options per day, on average only one or two to each destination so your options are limited. They do not give you the ability to have your boarding pass emailed to you, you can only access it directly from their website. And your almost guaranteed to arrive at your destination later than expected because their flights are so often delayed."
Cons: "Poor services"
Cons: "Late boarding, lack of communication, terrible seat that did not recline"
Cons: "Spirit airlines employees are not friendly and difficult to deal with. Were not accommodating"
Cons: "Spirit does not participate in TSA Precheck"
Cons: "Delayed for no reason"
Pros: "Arrived in one piece."
Cons: "Seat space nonexistent and they can't move back."
Pros: "We did opt for extra leg room with an added charge."
Pros: "Love the low cost"
Cons: "wish I could use the TSA pre-screen and get one free carry-on"
Cons: "Delay to taxi down but the rest was good"
Pros: "Free upgrade to emergency row."
Pros: "Liquor, cat boarding on plane."
Cons: "Someone threw up. Had to switch flights"
Pros: "Luckily sitting by good people"
Cons: "Beer was warm and $7"
Cons: "My luggage was damaged"
Pros: "The plane looked brand new! Plenty of room! Friendly staff! We could even understand and hear the safety instructions! (Yes, even after flying several times I still pay attention to them.)"
Pros: "I didn't like anything"
Cons: "Solicitation for credit card"
Cons: "I didn't like anything"
Pros: "They were able to switch us to emergency row seating."
Cons: "Too expensive for everything. No room at all for anything. Super uncomfortable"
Cons: "It was delayed so long that they canceled it"
Cons: "NO TSA PRECHECK"
Pros: "I love everything"
Pros: "It's was late"
Cons: "Sprit counter employee are very rude"
Cons: "It was cancelled."
Pros: "We made it in 1hr and 15minuted"
Cons: "No room to stretch. Very close to others which is very uncomfortable."
Cons: "They lost $1500 of music gear of mine!!"
Pros: "Very cheap way to go if you don't have luggage to check. And if you bring your own snacks!"
Cons: "My seat and another passenger's seat were both double booked! Never seen that happen before."
Cons: "Ridiculous baggage charges. Paying to get a seat assigned? Really, doesn't the ticket price include that. Low cost mantra is a farce when all costs are considered."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Price was good and everyone was friendly"
Cons: "No room to move"
Pros: "The Spirit woman at check in walked me and several older women through the new security check @ OHare. She helped us to simplify the process."
Cons: "Every thing is very good"
Airlines flying from Chicago to Orange County 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 Chicago to Orange County
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Chicago to Orange County
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Chicago to Orange County
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Chicago to Orange County
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Chicago to Orange County