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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 17% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 23% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$286 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$167 or less

Good deal one-way

$138 or less

When to book flights from Chicago to Sacramento

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $138 or less one-way and $167 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Chicago to Sacramento was found 53 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 5% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving Chicago to Sacramento Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Delta
Overall score based on 29,044 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Felt unsafe. Guy with guns and how delta employees handled it blew my mind!"

Pros: "The crew was polite and professional. Boarding went very smoothly and the flight left on time. Baggage was very quick when we arrived in Seattle as it was already coming out when we arrived in the baggage claim area."
Cons: "I would have like to have been offered disinfectant wipes to use on the food tray. Otherwise it was a perfect experience."

Pros: "Christina brown was amazing at gate"

Pros: "On a quick 40 minute flight they still managed to serve coffee, water and snacks."

Pros: "Just ok"
Cons: "update the gate info correctly and immediately. I was directed by app to go B5A but actually it is B5 gate in SEA-TAC"

Pros: "Pretty much everything"
Cons: "Food somewhat expensive..... boarding off the plane - ones with no baggage should get off first then more control about everybody getting in the aisles trying to get their luggage and holding everybody up"

Pros: "Although we had to get a replacement plane due to fuel leak on the original, Delta accomplished the switch quickly and efficiently. The Captain came out to greet us, and the flight crew was pleasant, courteous, and professional."
Cons: "The little individual TV screens are tough to see for older eyes."

Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly and attentive. Smooth and comfortable flight."
Cons: "Seats are not as comfortable as usual, yet all flights seem to be getting worse regarding seat comfort. Time to start replacing."

Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Everything it’s perfect"

Cons: "Went from LA to Guangzhou, China. My family checked 6 bags in. Only 5 arrived in China. My bag with ALL my clothes and ALL my meds was the one missing. I had nothing to wear (and that includes underwear) and no meds for 2 freakin’ days. Worst experience EVER!!!!"

Cons: "The boarding process at LAX was awful. I’m sure the horrible shuttle wait and transfer from terminal to terminal is the airport’s fault, but the airline did not do anywhere near enough to inform passengers of what was in store. It was confusing and annoying."

Pros: "Everything A-Z"
Cons: "They sell the headsets for $2!!!!!!"

Cons: "At least one hour late"

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."

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The turbulence. Poor california git lits of smoke."

Cons: "The flight was very hot. Passengers near me were sweating and we Hall had thick layers on because it was cold out. I understand trying to make it warm it there’s no need to turn up the heat that high."

Pros: "The crew was very helpful and reassuring. I’m not a frequent traveler and they kindness towards my anxiousness stood out."
Cons: "The bumpy air. But you can’t fix that. Lol."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "The worst flight I have ever been on. Sat on the plane for an hour before taking off with no AC"

Pros: "Although our flight was fully booked. The crewmembers on this flight was professional, friendly and efficient. We boarded quickly and took off on time. We even arrived ahead of schedule. Each passenger was given free headphones and complimentary beverages and snacks. I love Delta they are a cut above the rest. They are constantly striving to put the customers needs and wants top priority"
Cons: "The limited space in our seats"

Pros: ".."
Cons: ".."

Cons: "Never took it!"

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"

Cons: "You messed up my life with your poor service."

Pros: "Smooth travel and good service."
Cons: "Bad boarding area in SLC."

Cons: "For a 3 hour flight no onboard entertainment. Such a let down"

Pros: "Anna from South Africa was funny, and super accomidatinf"

Cons: "it stink inside the plane, the seats in front of us were dirty and smelled bad!"

Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "We were delayed an hour and a half"

Pros: "Funny people at the gate, all was smooth and on time"
Cons: "It was too hot in the cabin, which is unusual (usually, I freeze)"

Cons: "Felt like I was sitting in my neighbors lap!"

Pros: "Flight arrived early!!"

Pros: "When deplaning in Denver, I was impressed that the captain was the staff who got behind my wheelchair and offered to push me up the walkway :)... New aircraft, kind staff, shorty flight!"
Cons: "Nothing disappointed, butt i didn't have any good besides pretzels."

Pros: "Great experience"

Pros: "Great gate agent at JFK on the layover."
Cons: "No assigned seats on second flight til we got to JFK."

Pros: "In-flight entertainment (if you brought a tablet or laptop with you), yummy gluten free pretzels, good flight attendants."
Cons: "A complimentary sandwich would have been nice for a 4 hour flight."

Pros: "accommodating and friendly staff food and drinks were good -I had a layover that was boarding before we had reached the terminal and the staff let me know and guided me about how to get to the other flight and let the other flight crew know so I wouldn't lose my flight. Super appreciative of this. :)"
Cons: "cramped seating warm / poor air circulation super hot in the cabin - this is probably because of Salt Lake City, rather than the plane though."

Pros: "I was able to do my check in and seat picking fast with no problem"
Cons: "A lot of the airport employees and staff negative and Grouchi mean attitude but does not take away nothing with the airline company staff very helpful and positive people"

Cons: "Overcrowded terminal, last minute gate changes, poor signage and confused staff."

Pros: "Daughter's first flight and the crew really made it a special experience for her."

Pros: "Wide-bodied aircraft; free on-board entertainment with a good selection; complimentary snacks, helpful staff"
Cons: "Waiting 45 mins for baggage to arrive on the carousel at LAX, but probably due to the terminal move currently happening and not the airline's fault."

Pros: "Good flight, professional people."

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: "Crew was tentative."
Cons: "Lady besides me was eating something that smelt bad."

Pros: "Short flight time"
Cons: "Delayed for 2 hours due flat tire. They should've checked tires before we boarded. Cabinets were almost full. I had a hard time to put my skateboard and backpack in a cabinet. Attendant didn't help out at all! It took over a minute to figure out to fit my stuff in there like Tetris. One passenger was upset that I took his bag out. It was frustrating when attendant didn't help to store my bag."

Pros: "Smooth ride and on time."
Cons: "I didn't have an assigned seat though I booked months in advance."

Pros: "Delta met and exceeded all of my expectations on this Atlanta to Baltimore flight."
Cons: "Wonderful service, on time departure and arrival."

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I didn't get my luggage with me when I arrived to casablanca as I lived 4 hours away from the casablanca. I have to come back the next day to get my luggage. I was very mad about it.plus I noticed one of my luggage has been damaged so now I have to buy another one because I can t use it. It was disgusting."

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."

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: "Nothing."
Cons: "Everything."

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: "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: "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: "Delayed several hours, sat on Tarmac for 30 motionless minutes on departure and arrival"

Cons: "Late late late arrival."

Cons: "I didn't know they were going to charge me $40 for a carryon. I guess I should have read the fine print."

Cons: "delays with NO feedback"

Pros: "Attention of the fly attender was very good"
Cons: "My fly was delayed for almost 6 hrs in I don't recive any information about that no email no txt message"

Pros: "Getting where I was going"
Cons: "Everything else."

Cons: "Just give me a final price with a seat and a carry on!! Rip off!"

Cons: "See above."

Pros: "Very efficient."
Cons: "No free beverage."

Cons: "Lugage took forever & no foood or drinks"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Worst customer service"

Pros: "Politeness"
Cons: "Overall everything"

Pros: "nothing"
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: "I was upgraded for free!"
Cons: "The payment necessary for baggage."

Cons: "Delayed for 4 hours"

Pros: "Nice and helpful employees, good experience"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Delay after delay without much updating"

Cons: "Delayed 3.5 hours for no reason."

Cons: "Very unhappy that my price listed on kayak did not include the additional cost for a seat."

Pros: "Everything went as planned"

Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "NA"

Cons: "Everything!!"

Pros: "Nice, new plane."
Cons: "Small trays."

Pros: "Carry on charge not happy."
Cons: "Carry on charge is ridiculous."

Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable"

Pros: "No problems went very well"
Cons: "Nothing bad to say"

Pros: "It was very punctual"

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"

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."

Pros: "Nothing"
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."

Pros: "Reshedule"
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"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

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."
Cons: "Nothing."

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"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "People"

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Solicitation for credit card"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I didn't like anything"

Pros: "Nothing"

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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "delayed"

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: "Nothing"

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Every thing is very good"

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