Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 22% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.|
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|$288||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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An average nonstop flight takes 7h 00m, covering a distance of 1262 miles.
There are 422 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Salt Lake City per week, averaging 60 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Frontier ($52) and Multiple Airlines ($55), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($112) and Multiple Airlines ($121).
Air Canada (9 times daily), United Airlines (9 times daily), Delta (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Chicago to Salt Lake City, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Salt Lake City back to Chicago , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Chicago you will be using one of these airports: Chicago Midway or Chicago O'Hare Intl. You will be landing at Salt Lake City, also known as Salt Lake City Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Seats were comfortable but crowded. Was nice to have the built in screen for entertainment."
Cons: "Did not like being bumped to a flight with a five hour layover in SLC. Travel day was already very long. We booked the flight originally based on the shorter layover of an hour and a half. Seemed very inconsiderate."
Cons: "At least free water"
Cons: "Basic economy is just another way for the airlines to provide low service and nickel and dime everyone while charging the same prices."
Pros: "Since I wasn't allowed on the flight because another leg caused us to arrive with only an hour to board, I can't tell you anything that was enjoyable."
Cons: "The KLM representative was COMPLETELY unhelpful. She basically told us we were screwed and to go away. We spent hours on the phone at great cost to us (international pay phone charges) to be bounced for one rep to another. We were finally told we could get in a plane home Sunday, please to be transferred, starting the process over from the beginning. It was TERRIBLE, beginning to end!"
Pros: "Everything ran smoothly. No issues. Short flight. I was comfortable. The Biscoff and Ginger Ale was fine as always."
Cons: "No entertainment in the cheap seats. Free WiFi but I couldn’t connect to anything. But I had my Kindle..."
Pros: "Flight was very quick. Boarding was very fast for such a small plane."
Cons: "Turbulence. Tiny carry-on area, tiny bathroom. Makes sense for such a small plane though."
Pros: "The crew members were very friendly"
Cons: "Coach seats still a little too small. Always bump the person next to me"
Pros: "the seats were ok"
Cons: "was little late"
Pros: "The crew boarded us efficiently, and got us off the ground on time, but the boarding experience is not pleasant."
Cons: "The food selections are limited. The crew ran out of popular items in the economy cabin. The personal seat lighting on the B-767 never quite worked. I eventually gave up on it. The overhead bins were too small for many roller boards, which caused some passengers to be perplexed. Delta should offer some inducements to encourage passengers to gate check bags."
Cons: "Between the flights being delayed or cancelled, and delta not giving updates or even caring about passengers"
Pros: "Plane and cree"
Cons: "Terrible breakfast if u want to call it thst"
Pros: "Staff friendly & made sure that everyone on the plane was aware of someone with a peanut allergy so no peanuts were to be eaten. Ground staff worked hard to get us rebooked & on our way as our first flight was so late that we missed our connection. So glad to finally see a charging port as our long haul flight didn't have them."
Cons: "Not the crews fault but this was the slowest disembarking process on a plane that I have ever seen. Hard to get comfortable in the seat. Not able to sit with husband as it was a rebooked flight & the flight was full."
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."
Pros: "I was upgraded to First at the gate. The crew was very professional and friendly. Food mini-minimal, but OK."
Cons: "On this A320 craft, old style, the First class seats are a joke. I had seat 2B. The pitch is apparently less than in the Comfort+ rows. The passengers in 1A and 1B started reclining even before departure, and during the whole flight. For me and my neighbor, with that seat on our chest, it was impossible to reach down to the seat-back pocket, not to mention to the bag stowed under the seat in front. To get out of the seat, I almost could not get my legs through the 5-in. interval between the back of the front seat and the irremovable armrest. I shook the passenger sleeping in 1B rather violently a couple times. The lady in seat 2B apologized, but she had to climb and put her feet on my seat to get out of hers, there was really no other way. Delta needs to address this ridiculous situation of their First Class seats urgently."
Pros: "Pleasant crew. Efficient loading and gate-check."
Cons: "No inflight entertainment. Very small overhead bins."
Cons: "Seating is too crowded"
Cons: "Incredibly loud interior fans, very hot on board, economy comfort seats had very little leg room. Not on par with what I expect from delta"
Pros: "I definitely like the variety of entertainment that was given throughout the flight."
Cons: "The flight attendant was so rude to others including myself. I'm not one to be to needy but when i was about to ask the lady if I can switch seats to the fair back where there was two empty seats she gladly let the other person but not me. She said no that if I wanted to sit back I needed to set with the other person. Our flight was from NYC to PR 5hour long and in between those hours she let a couple sit together on the other empty rows while I was feeling supper sick. Other passengers notice and had told me that they felt sorry for me. I was Embarressed. I was debating on venting on Twitter just yet and also on this review because what difference does it make. What matters the most is that we all got to our destination safely."
Pros: "After the extremely long wait to check bags which made us miss the flight, the date crew got us in another flight...it wasn't direct which is what I paid for, but they did get us out, but i missed an interview because of the lack of crew and a missing luggage."
Cons: "Checking a bag, delta did not have enough crew to get everyone thru to their flights. We waited for 80 minutes inline to check a bag. Then we ran to the gate inky to find the gate was closed less than 2 minutes before we arrived. At least 20 others also missed the plane because of the lack of crew and long lines checking bags. It was frustrating, irritating, uncaring crew checking in, and a bit rude. Then on of my checked luggage was lost enroute - which made getting off the flights even later which made me miss a meeting that I was scheduled to be at. All because you didn't have the crew needed to check in."
Cons: "Waiting in plane for two hour, it got hot and stuff cuz they had to turn of air to defrost plane and was thirsty."
Cons: "Must have been an older Delta jet. It had no entertainment. The wifi was poor."
Pros: "The only thing that helped was that the flight attendant asked people to sit down if they did not need to make a connection."
Cons: "We arrived too late. The next flight was already boarding."
Pros: "They got us there."
Cons: "They changed my husband's seat. The plane was old with my knees touching the seat in front of me. The plane was way too hot. The little antique tv screen was not useful for watching The Martian movie."
Pros: "The flight got us from LAX to SLC"
Cons: "I bought my ticket in October, checked in yesterday and when I got to my gate was told I didn't have an assigned seat!!? This was totally unacceptable, I was told I didn't select a seat on the seat selection screen and that I was now on standby. I specifically remember the seat selection screen being extremely misleading and thought that I had selected seats when in fact I didn't according to Delta. Maybe instead of focusing your website on getting customers to upgrade their seats you should focus on getting them a seat first. Secondly make sure tickets can't be purchased unless a seat is assigned first. Who would want to buy standby tickets 3 months in advance? I'm guessing not many people."
Cons: "Not enough space."
Pros: "The flight was much smoother than our flight out."
Cons: "We bought two tickets at the same time months in advance. However, when we checked in they gave us two seats at completely opposite ends of the plane. My husband was placed in 10B, the first row behind first class and I was placed in 36B, the back row against the wall. We both had middle seats, which means that the people on either side if us were single travelers. Why couldn't one of them be reassigned so that we could have sat together?"
Pros: "Flight was as expected"
Cons: "Unruly Kids in the plane"
Pros: "Good flight, on time, uneventful. The best kind"
Cons: "No free beer :)"
Cons: "lost mom's glasses"
Pros: "I flew United from Anchorage to Ft. Myers, FL, and I will NEVER fly United again. Delta crew is friendly and helpful, more leg room, more comfortable seats!"
Cons: "I didn't like that this was my longest flight of 3 heading to Anchorage (13 hrs total for the trip home) and we were on one of the smallest planes in their fleet, ridiculous. The overhead bins were too small to fit my carry-on. The seats were 2, aisle, 2. Very cramped. No entertainment available, no monitors even on the plane. For over 3 hr flights it should be a more comfortable, bigger plane and definitely have free entertainment, especially considering we pay extra for baggage these days. It's like anymore, airlines try to nickel and dime u to death, before you know it your $250 flight is now close to $350... (I bought all one way flights) Also, I'm not sure if flight attendants check the bathrooms, but all of my delta flights the bathrooms were tiny and there was urine all over the floor. This flight in particular, the bathroom smelled worse than half outhouses I've used in Alaska."
Pros: "Quick service and very helpful at the Pocatello airport check-in. I'm not a fan of flying especially take off & landing; I must say this was the smoothest flight I have had in quite some time."
Pros: "Everything was good about our flyet, the crew, the ride."
Cons: "We had two delays before departure, we had family waiting in salt lake for us for hours."
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Flight attendants where very friendly and kind"
Pros: "The people on my flights were very interacting with each other. The crew members were also very well spoken and had a good sense of humor. That was not anything that I did not like."
Cons: "I did not have any complaints. Everything was perfect and on time."
Pros: "Fast boarding. Great service and FREE CARRY ON thanks for that cause other airlines charge and it's annoying. Delta app"
Cons: "Long lines to pass securety but that's not deltas falt that's securety for only having one lane open"
Pros: "That I got upgraded to sky priority without my knowledge was nice"
Cons: "That TSA took my package of mints and didn't tell me hahahaha"
Cons: "Rude staff"
Pros: "Service, friendly flight attendants By far, the best US airrline"
Pros: "Fast And on time"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "They changed my flight 3 times and they put a baggage on a different flight."
Pros: "Great, funny safety video"
Pros: "Everything was terrible"
Pros: "The staff was awesome!"
Cons: "The small plane."
Cons: "Had to go to four, yes four people for them to figure out how to get our lap child on our boarding pass. Very frustrating and 20 minutes of our life I'll never get back. Plane was old small and dirty. Delta gets a D for today"
Pros: "Great flight great attendents"
Pros: "Flights boarded on time and left in time. The flights were nice, the landings were both smooth."
Pros: "it was a fast flight and on time."
Cons: "Frontier website is cumbersome & not intuitive for check in & baggage calculations and classification purposes, needs a major overhaul. For that reason alone, I'll avoid flying Frontier in the future."
Pros: "The plane eventually got me to Chicago."
Cons: "The plane was inexplicably delayed by first 7 hours and ultimately 9 hours. Rather than leave at 7:30 pm Wednesday night, it took off at 4:30 am Thursday morning. Even worse, TSA didn't START work at the airport in Salt Lake until 4:30. I was fortunate enough to make the flight, but many others did not. Frontier provided no explanation regarding the delay, nor could they explain or even bother to care that the rescheduling occurred at a time Salt Lake passengers couldn't even go through security! Overall, this was an unacceptable experience."
Pros: "The crew was good- at least one of the guys was. Never saw the others so I can't speak about them."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats. A plastic chair with barely a 1/4" foam on it. Smallest tray tables ever- probably for the drink and snacks they charge you for. Not roomy at all. And more expensive than my other flight- only reason I took this one was because it was the only non stop flight to SLC. Paid $357 then was charged an additional $60 to pick my seat and for a carry on- what the heck was the $357 for?? Not to mention the plane was dirty- I guess they didn't have time to clean it between flights- not the crews fault I guess. I will go out of my way to avoid frontier from now on. It was my first and last flight with them. I'll take my chances on the plane they transported the Ebola patient in from overseas. How are companies with this many low ratings still in business?"
Pros: "Flight was delayed with no recognition or apologies. Seats were incredibly uncomfortable. Waited 1.5 hours in baggage claim for my bags... and again no explaination, no official to ask what was happening or when we could expect our bags. Word spread that the conveyer belt froze and the bags were stuck in the plane. Who knows. And as I write this: I am currently on a flight that has been delayed from 4:00 pm now leaving at 11:45pm. I will never book with them again."
Pros: "It was cheap. Although in the end I would have paid much more for a flight that actually got me somewhere."
Cons: "Flight was delayed from 4pm to 10:13 pm. Then boarding it too slow and we get in the plane at 10:45. Then, we wait at the gate for various reasons (?????) until 12:30, at which point the crew informs us that the crew has exceeded their time limit and we're returning to the gate. 8 hours of exhaustion and no flight,"
Pros: "normal routines"
Cons: "seats very uncomfortable no entertainment tray is tiny"
Cons: "Carry on price. Was not told about carry on price."
Pros: "Not a lot of people on the flight."
Cons: "No drinks or snacks?? How cheap is Frontier?"
Cons: "Crying babies on flights not enjoyable. That felt like the longest flight ever."
Pros: "Initial ticket price was low, but everything else has a cost. From checked to carry-on luggage, drinks and snacks on board. I prefer all inclusive pricing."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable, probably the worst I've experienced. They are locked in an upright position so you can't lean back. That's probably good though because you are crammed in pretty tight."
Pros: "Nice people work at Frontier for most part. Very affordable flights due to cost cutting all over. As long as you just want a basic flight to and from, Frontier is solid."
Cons: "Try to charge ya for a coke, guess that's why they are so cheap, no freebies. Seats remind me of luxurious greyhound seats. Can tell Frontier cuts corners left and right to lower ticket cost. Delayed an hour, probably due to Ohare Airport."
Pros: "The air flight"
Cons: "no free snack? not even a bag of peanuts?! disappointing"
Cons: "Nobody smiles or talks to you like you're a human being. Their only concern seems to be getting through their day and checking their boxes to get paid."
Pros: "Flight went smooth and seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Charging for checked bag AND carry-on was bullshit"
Pros: "This is a terrible airline in every aspect, I would never recommend using them."
Cons: "The people are rude and must hate their jobs, the seats are the worst I've ever sat in and by the time you pay all their fees you may as well fly with one of the major airlines that know how to take care of their customers. Do not fly Frontier!"
Pros: "at least this flight was on time (this time)"
Cons: "They wait until the last minute to tell you there are fees for carry ons. I received no confirmation from Frontier about my flight and no communication explaining the unusual carry on fees. I didn't know that I would be expected to pay to carry on my small backpack and tiny suitcase until it was time to board. At that time, the customer service girl told me that it would $120 to check in my two tiny carry ons. She called for help and another woman told me that I would "only" have to pay $60 for the suitcase (which is the most outrageous baggage fee I've ever heard). At that point, I handed my ticket to the woman at the counter and asked her to charge my ticket. When I tried to board, I realized that I didn't have my ticket so I went back to get my ticket from the woman - she LOST it and needed to reprint it. When I got home, I saw that in addition to the $60 bag fee, they charged me $2.50 to print my ticket! Frontier's business practices are deceptive! Sure, the tickets were about $100 cheaper but having to pay extra for baggage fees and dealing with delayed flights makes it not worth the money at all!"
Cons: "The gates were not on my boarding pass, and I didn't enjoy hunting them down. When one of my flights landed, we circled the airport for 25 minutes looking for a place to let off the passengers."
Pros: "Flight on time"
Cons: "Check baggage was $35 & carry was $40. Pricing is way out of line. Online I picked & paid for 2 aisle seat across from each other. Boarding passes placed us separate. We changed 1 seat after on the plane."
Cons: "Baggage drop lines were unbelievable. Foreign travelers were in the same line as domestic. There were only four agents to handle 100s of passengers. When I checked in online, to select a seat I had to pay an additional fee and then was also charged for my carry on bag which increased my fare by $68. In addition they do not participate in TSA precheck which further delayed my security process. Although I had allowed plenty of time (1 1/2 hours) to drop my bag and get through security by the time I got to my gate my flight was already boarding. Additionally you are charged for everything on the flight even water which for a 3 1/2 flight is ridiculous."
Cons: "3 hour wait to get my baggage claim, bag drop and through security. Almost missed my flight. Very stressful."
Cons: "Given a seat in row 4 which didn't recline- aghh!"
Cons: "Lots of screaming children, but I had to fly to Orlando."
Cons: "I don't like that I have to pay $40 for carry on and $35 for checked bags. I don't llike that I have to pay for seat. With all the up charges, this ticket is more expensive than United, where all is included"
Pros: "Easy quick boarding"
Cons: "No entertainment or courtesy drinks on the flight"
Cons: "plane 2 hours late. They charge for everything-even your seat"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, over priced snacks, no foods."
Pros: "The flight staff tried their best to be friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "We had 3 aborted takeoffs due to a thruster module not activating. Then a staffing issue caused us to finally board the plane 5 hours after takeoff. We took off 6 hours after we were supposed to. The flight attendants either constantly lied about "only 5 more minutes" or were lied to by repair crews. I chose the frontier flight because it was $80 to $100 cheaper than other airlines, but after upcharges and issues with the plane I don't consider it worth it at all."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "All the hidden costs"
Cons: "The tray tables are so small it was impossible to use them. We never were even offered water and the cost for a simple soft drink or juice is overpriced. Things we expect and get from the airlines are not available on Frontier. Shame on you!!!"
Cons: "I didn't realize when I booked the fare that I would have to pay an addition amount for a seat on your plane. No wonder the fare looked like such a good deal! I hadn't flown Frontier before, so this was all new to me! You nickel and dime everyone for every little thing, such as baggage, a seat, any kind of refreshment on your flight. The flight I took was short and went fine, but I would not fly with your Arline to far off destinations! Thanks for the safe flight, but it was a one time purchase."
Pros: "How could you like anything..."
Cons: "They delayed the flight for 6 hours and it was a transit flight for me. I. Was supposed to be in Salt Lake City at 1pm and my second flight was on 5 pm. They arrived at 7pm! So, I had to pay for the hotel and for my second day flight again and they didn't even bothered to buy my hotel or flight ticket that they made me to miss. Never travel with this airlines."
Cons: "Everything, thr entire flight was a joke. I wad supposed to depart ohare at 10:30am and ny flight was delayed 5 hours! For it being my first time flying i was also extremely scared.. my gates were changed several times & it was all a displeasing experience. I was very unhappy with the customer service as well with the employees from frontier!"
Cons: "You should consider removing flightnetwork.com from your list of appropriate suppliers. Anyone thinking of booking the ought this site should consider all other alternatives before using this one. A mistake was made in the booking. Called within minutes of noticing the mistake. They would not provide any refund. Service was terrible. Very disappointing experience for someone who travels quite a bit."
Cons: "No complaint on this flight"
Cons: "When I checked in, 16 hrs pre-flight, flight was WIDE open. I booked a $20 seat. Got on, flight packed. Asked to pay to upgrade my seat, I had to pay an ADDITIONAL $50 for an exit row & rec'd no credit for the seat I had originally purchased. Also, flight attendant Randall Stride was really liked to exercise his "power" as a steward. He was not very friendly."
Pros: "I will never fly Frontier again. Poor customer service. Poor baggage handling. Poor timeliness of flight and baggage delivery. Poor communication of flight delays and baggage mix-ups. Understaffed. Undertrained. Poor seats, particularly considering I paid for the best. Inadequate compensation for 8+ hour delay and missing baggage for 3 days. After all the nickel and diming for seats, baggage (checked AND carry on) it would have cost me less to fly my preferred carrier and avoided every hassle, not to mention the inadequate compensation (again). Horrible, horrible experience."
Cons: "I will never fly Frontier again. Poor customer service. Poor baggage handling. Poor timeliness of flight and baggage delivery. Poor communication of flight delays and baggage mix-ups. Understaffed. Undertrained. Poor seats, particularly considering I paid for the best. Inadequate compensation for 8+ hour delay and missing baggage for 3 days. After all the nickel and diming for seats, baggage (checked AND carry on) it would have cost me less to fly my preferred carrier and avoided every hassle, not to mention the inadequate compensation (again). Horrible, horrible experience."
Pros: "There is almost nothing positive to say about the flight, bounding tolerable."
Cons: "I have flown almost 200 times and this the worst experience I have had. A pathetic display of ineptitude."
Cons: "Where do I begin? Frontier Airlines had us sit in the plane for four hours before cancelling. We pulled away from the gates three times and even deplaned for 15 minutes before they decided to cancel. Just cancel it after a few hours, please. And then when I called Frontier for options, I was told the next available flight was four days away (Jan. 2) and did not offer any other options. Very disappointed in Frontier Airlines. The process of booking through Kayak was good, but I will never fly with Frontier again."
Cons: "screwed by baggage fees"
Pros: "The staff were very nice."
Pros: "The price for the trip was great. I thought the boarding was efficient and the flight crew pleasant. Check in at the airport was very easy although the automatic machines were non functing."
Cons: "Long pre security screening lines. The seating is rather cramped."
Pros: "Flights were cheap."
Cons: "You end up paying an additional $30-35 to check a bag or carry on-board, you also end up paying $15-20 to reserve a seat. In addition, they won't accept your checked-in baggage if you're not at the airport 45 min before boarding to drop it off. They made me re-book my flight out of Chicago for the next day and charged me $99. I was only 5 min late to drop my bag off, and because of bad traffic. The airline has no empathy, they seem to be only concerned with charging you at every opportunity they get. I will never fly frontier again."
Cons: "inflight everything requires payment."
Cons: "The price of the trip did not include a seat, nor baggage, this was unclear and I felt misled. The seating is extremely uncomfortable. Checking in online was terrible, the website was hard to navigate, the prices were inconsistent (I was checking on my phone and computer at the same time and getting different rates for seats). I felt the communication was poor. I did not feel safe. I will not choose this Airline again."
Cons: "I was charged $45 for my carry on. My bag was within the specs. they had on their website. I will never fly with them again."
Pros: "Inexpensive flight. Friendly but no nonsense crew."
Cons: "Why do they seat front rows first? You would think that would block people from getting in."
Pros: "quick flight"
Cons: "They don't offer any snacks. Nothing to drink. Must buy everything. Can't bring stuff from outside, and get it through TSA."
Airlines flying from Chicago to Salt Lake City have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights