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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$300
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$216
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago to San Diego

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $216 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago to San Diego was found 43 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 12% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chicago to San Diego Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to San Diego take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 21m, covering a distance of 1732 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and San Diego?
There are 440 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and San Diego per week, averaging 62 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to San Diego?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($129), Multiple Airlines ($159) and Frontier ($179).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and San Diego?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and San Diego?
United (9 times daily), Southwest (8 times daily), Air Canada (7 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to San Diego?
For Chicago to San Diego, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago to San Diego (round-trip)

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Origin
Chicago
$129
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$129
$246
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$246
Destination
San Diego
$129
only
$129
Tue, Mar 6
ORD
SAN
4h 30m
Wed, Mar 7
SAN
ORD
4h 05m
Trip: 2 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 188 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing interesting to share or comment on this

Sprit Airlines has charged me additional $52 for cabin luggage, which is very high when compare to other airline operators. The service is very poor even for water it is charged, for such a long trip from Chicago to San Diego. Seating are very bad ....

ORD
SAN
Good 6.6

Boarding went smoothly, flight was only 35 minutes delayed, plane looked clean.

They don't offer any free beverages. You even have to pay $3 for water. Word of advice, come prepared! Bring snack/drinks, there is nothing complimentary offered. Also be sure to check in, buy any luggage, and print your ticket ahead of time. Otherwise the fee's are nuts!

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

That I missed a flight

ORD
SAN
Okay 4.8

Flight left somewhat on time, was somewhat cheaper than a United flight, and landed successfully. Buying the fast pass through security saved me no time, because the security lines were short as is.

New-style seats on this flight were the least comfortable I have ever experienced. Not reclining is one thing, but this style provides minimal padding and minimal legroom to ensure as many people can be crammed onboard as humanly possible. I'm an averaged sized guy in his 20's, and when I got off the plane I felt like a 60 year old with chronic back issues.

ORD
SAN
Okay 5.6

No way to contact wheelchair assistance when being dropped of to begin flight. Waited 30 minuted for a wheelchair. Had to ask Amer.Air agent for help. Other airlines are far more attentive. Seats need 2 more inches, felt squished. Very costly baggage policy, charge for carry- ons.

Tue, Mar 6
ORD
SAN
4h 26m
Wed, Mar 7
SAN
ORD
4h 05m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
ORD
SAN
5h 53m
Fri, Apr 13
SAN
ORD
5h 32m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Funny flight crew who were very attentive and we made it back nearly 30 min early!

Nothing

PHX
DEN
Okay 4.0

Crew was friendly

Late departure

MIA
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

The boarding went quickly and was well organized

That the price to take a small carryon was just as expensive as taking a large suitcase, ended up having to pay and extra $80 r/t for a small bag and I just that's standard for them. There were no barf bags in any seats, believe me everyone around us was looking as the person next to me was getting sick on the landing because it was crazy rough. When we finally were able to get an attendant over she was as rude as could be, I'm sure this sick person next to me was sorry she "inconvenienced" the crew member, if they just put bags in the seats pockets like every other airline this wouldn't have been an issue. The seats were very uncomfortable with no padding and not able to tilt. The tray tables were nonfunctional, too small and did not extend to get anywhere close enough to reach you. The plane ride itself felt like we were on a old school bus on a gravel road. I had a round trip ticket with frontier and both trips were equally as bad. I will never travel with them again, Most of us weren't even sure if we were going to survive take off with out the plan breaking or something.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

LAS
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Thu, Jun 14
ORD
SAN
4h 27m
Mon, Jun 18
SAN
ORD
4h 06m
Trip: 5 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ORD
SAN
Excellent 8.0

they didn't even serve a snack, let alone a meal!

ORD
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Flight was on time

No individual movie screens and no way to connect to the one movie on the flip down screen since I didn't have the American Airlines app.

ORD
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Flight crew was great and made the flight that more memoriable .

ORD
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Seats and space were comfortable.

No free movies.

ORD
SAN
Good 6.0

Took off late

Wed, Mar 14
MDW
SAN
7h 25m
Tue, Mar 20
SAN
MDW
7h 34m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

Tue, Mar 6
ORD
SAN
4h 30m
Wed, Mar 7
SAN
ORD
4h 05m
Trip: 2 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 188 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
SAN
Mediocre 3.3

I did not like be charged for every little thing. I can't believe that even water was $3. The airline claims to offer lower rates, but they get you in the end with all the extra charges for seats, carry ons, beverages.

ORD
SAN
Good 6.0

Baggage fees and size restrictions

ORD
SAN
Okay 5.6

No way to contact wheelchair assistance when being dropped of to begin flight. Waited 30 minuted for a wheelchair. Had to ask Amer.Air agent for help. Other airlines are far more attentive. Seats need 2 more inches, felt squished. Very costly baggage policy, charge for carry- ons.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 3.0

The snack selection on the flight and food package options were reasonably priced, and there were quite a few good options.

We arrived at the airport and were through security over an hour prior to our flight's takeoff. We decided to grab breakfast at a restaurant approximately 2-3 gates down from our gate. We arrived back at our gate 17 minutes prior to the departure time and the door to the entryway was already closed. No spirit attendants remained at the gate to assist or inform us about who we should speak to regarding this matter. We sat at the gate and watched our flight take over 15 minutes to pull away from entryway with no one available to direct us. After the plane pulled away, a few Spirit staff members came back out the door to the gate, and when we inquired as to why our names were not called throughout the airport (as we heard many other names called while sitting at the airport) they informed us we would have to talk to the customer service desk if we had an issue. We went to the customer service desk and they put us on another flight, which did not depart until late that day. We went to the customer service desks of 3 other airlines attempting to find a sooner flight, and when we explained Spirit closed the gates 17 minutes early, each airline stated that the industry standard is 10 minutes. Not only does Spirit not follow the industry standard, but they also shut the gates 2minutes prior to Spirit's standard which is 15 minutes before the flight. Additionally, no effort was made to call our names prior to the flight, as is customary with all airlines. Two days later, we went to board our return flight, which a week prior to our trip we paid $585 to change to that day, and when we went to check in we were not scheduled to be on that return flight. We showed proof of switching our flight and luckily the attendant was able to get us on that flight, however, we were extremely rushed getting through security and due to Spirit's mistake almost missed this flight as well. If no seats would have been available we would not have been able to get home despite paying to switch the flight a week in advanced. Overall, we were very disappointed with our experience traveling with Spirit and would not recommend the airline to anyone. We are frequent travelers for both business and recreation and have never experienced such poor customer service.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

That I missed a flight

Tue, Mar 6
ORD
SAN
4h 30m
Thu, Mar 8
SAN
ORD
4h 05m
Trip: 3 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 188 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
SAN
Okay 4.3

I wish I had known that they charge BOTH for carrying on AND for checking a bag. I probably would have spent more money to fly a different airline in more comfort. I wish Kayak had made that a little clearer.

ORD
SAN
Okay 5.6

No way to contact wheelchair assistance when being dropped of to begin flight. Waited 30 minuted for a wheelchair. Had to ask Amer.Air agent for help. Other airlines are far more attentive. Seats need 2 more inches, felt squished. Very costly baggage policy, charge for carry- ons.

ORD
SAN
Good 6.6

Boarding went smoothly, flight was only 35 minutes delayed, plane looked clean.

They don't offer any free beverages. You even have to pay $3 for water. Word of advice, come prepared! Bring snack/drinks, there is nothing complimentary offered. Also be sure to check in, buy any luggage, and print your ticket ahead of time. Otherwise the fee's are nuts!

ORD
SAN
Good 6.0

Baggage fees and size restrictions

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 3.3

I did not like be charged for every little thing. I can't believe that even water was $3. The airline claims to offer lower rates, but they get you in the end with all the extra charges for seats, carry ons, beverages.

Wed, Jul 4
ORD
SAN
5h 49m
Wed, Jul 11
SAN
ORD
5h 46m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

MIA
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

The boarding went quickly and was well organized

That the price to take a small carryon was just as expensive as taking a large suitcase, ended up having to pay and extra $80 r/t for a small bag and I just that's standard for them. There were no barf bags in any seats, believe me everyone around us was looking as the person next to me was getting sick on the landing because it was crazy rough. When we finally were able to get an attendant over she was as rude as could be, I'm sure this sick person next to me was sorry she "inconvenienced" the crew member, if they just put bags in the seats pockets like every other airline this wouldn't have been an issue. The seats were very uncomfortable with no padding and not able to tilt. The tray tables were nonfunctional, too small and did not extend to get anywhere close enough to reach you. The plane ride itself felt like we were on a old school bus on a gravel road. I had a round trip ticket with frontier and both trips were equally as bad. I will never travel with them again, Most of us weren't even sure if we were going to survive take off with out the plan breaking or something.

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

PHX
DEN
Okay 4.0

Crew was friendly

Late departure

MIA
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Funny flight crew who were very attentive and we made it back nearly 30 min early!

Nothing

Tue, Apr 10
ORD
SAN
4h 30m
Tue, Apr 17
SAN
ORD
3h 57m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jul 11
ORD
SAN
5h 49m
Wed, Jul 18
SAN
ORD
5h 46m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

MIA
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

The boarding went quickly and was well organized

That the price to take a small carryon was just as expensive as taking a large suitcase, ended up having to pay and extra $80 r/t for a small bag and I just that's standard for them. There were no barf bags in any seats, believe me everyone around us was looking as the person next to me was getting sick on the landing because it was crazy rough. When we finally were able to get an attendant over she was as rude as could be, I'm sure this sick person next to me was sorry she "inconvenienced" the crew member, if they just put bags in the seats pockets like every other airline this wouldn't have been an issue. The seats were very uncomfortable with no padding and not able to tilt. The tray tables were nonfunctional, too small and did not extend to get anywhere close enough to reach you. The plane ride itself felt like we were on a old school bus on a gravel road. I had a round trip ticket with frontier and both trips were equally as bad. I will never travel with them again, Most of us weren't even sure if we were going to survive take off with out the plan breaking or something.

Tue, Apr 10
ORD
SAN
4h 30m
Tue, Apr 24
SAN
ORD
4h 11m
Trip: 15 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 188 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing interesting to share or comment on this

Sprit Airlines has charged me additional $52 for cabin luggage, which is very high when compare to other airline operators. The service is very poor even for water it is charged, for such a long trip from Chicago to San Diego. Seating are very bad ....

ORD
SAN
Okay 4.3

I wish I had known that they charge BOTH for carrying on AND for checking a bag. I probably would have spent more money to fly a different airline in more comfort. I wish Kayak had made that a little clearer.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

Spirit doesn’t have screens at the airport to tell you which gate they are flying out of - must cost too much - only American airlines has them and i thought they were for the whole airport - how can you tell? so i went to the gate that said san diego - the only one. waited in line. find out as near the last one to board that i was at the wrong gate.

had to run to my flight leaving at the same time about 10 minutes away in an by running. Didn’t make it and Spirit only flies to San Diego once a day. So i miss Thanksgiving dinner with my family. So i have to go back to my apartment, an hour by subway, and come back tomorrow. First and last time flying with Spirit.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 3.3

I did not like be charged for every little thing. I can't believe that even water was $3. The airline claims to offer lower rates, but they get you in the end with all the extra charges for seats, carry ons, beverages.

ORD
SAN
Good 6.0

Baggage fees and size restrictions

Wed, Aug 1
ORD
SAN
5h 49m
Wed, Aug 8
SAN
ORD
5h 46m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

MIA
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Funny flight crew who were very attentive and we made it back nearly 30 min early!

Nothing

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

Sat, Apr 14
ORD
SAN
4h 21m
Sat, Apr 21
SAN
ORD
4h 11m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 188 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
SAN
Mediocre 3.3

I did not like be charged for every little thing. I can't believe that even water was $3. The airline claims to offer lower rates, but they get you in the end with all the extra charges for seats, carry ons, beverages.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 3.0

The snack selection on the flight and food package options were reasonably priced, and there were quite a few good options.

We arrived at the airport and were through security over an hour prior to our flight's takeoff. We decided to grab breakfast at a restaurant approximately 2-3 gates down from our gate. We arrived back at our gate 17 minutes prior to the departure time and the door to the entryway was already closed. No spirit attendants remained at the gate to assist or inform us about who we should speak to regarding this matter. We sat at the gate and watched our flight take over 15 minutes to pull away from entryway with no one available to direct us. After the plane pulled away, a few Spirit staff members came back out the door to the gate, and when we inquired as to why our names were not called throughout the airport (as we heard many other names called while sitting at the airport) they informed us we would have to talk to the customer service desk if we had an issue. We went to the customer service desk and they put us on another flight, which did not depart until late that day. We went to the customer service desks of 3 other airlines attempting to find a sooner flight, and when we explained Spirit closed the gates 17 minutes early, each airline stated that the industry standard is 10 minutes. Not only does Spirit not follow the industry standard, but they also shut the gates 2minutes prior to Spirit's standard which is 15 minutes before the flight. Additionally, no effort was made to call our names prior to the flight, as is customary with all airlines. Two days later, we went to board our return flight, which a week prior to our trip we paid $585 to change to that day, and when we went to check in we were not scheduled to be on that return flight. We showed proof of switching our flight and luckily the attendant was able to get us on that flight, however, we were extremely rushed getting through security and due to Spirit's mistake almost missed this flight as well. If no seats would have been available we would not have been able to get home despite paying to switch the flight a week in advanced. Overall, we were very disappointed with our experience traveling with Spirit and would not recommend the airline to anyone. We are frequent travelers for both business and recreation and have never experienced such poor customer service.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing interesting to share or comment on this

Sprit Airlines has charged me additional $52 for cabin luggage, which is very high when compare to other airline operators. The service is very poor even for water it is charged, for such a long trip from Chicago to San Diego. Seating are very bad ....

ORD
SAN
Okay 5.6

No way to contact wheelchair assistance when being dropped of to begin flight. Waited 30 minuted for a wheelchair. Had to ask Amer.Air agent for help. Other airlines are far more attentive. Seats need 2 more inches, felt squished. Very costly baggage policy, charge for carry- ons.

ORD
SAN
Good 6.0

Baggage fees and size restrictions

Tue, Mar 20
MDW
SAN
9h 03m
Tue, Mar 27
SAN
MDW
9h 38m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

Mon, Apr 16
ORD
SAN
4h 21m
Sat, Apr 21
SAN
ORD
4h 11m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 188 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
SAN
Okay 4.3

I wish I had known that they charge BOTH for carrying on AND for checking a bag. I probably would have spent more money to fly a different airline in more comfort. I wish Kayak had made that a little clearer.

ORD
SAN
Okay 4.8

Flight left somewhat on time, was somewhat cheaper than a United flight, and landed successfully. Buying the fast pass through security saved me no time, because the security lines were short as is.

New-style seats on this flight were the least comfortable I have ever experienced. Not reclining is one thing, but this style provides minimal padding and minimal legroom to ensure as many people can be crammed onboard as humanly possible. I'm an averaged sized guy in his 20's, and when I got off the plane I felt like a 60 year old with chronic back issues.

ORD
SAN
Okay 4.0

Terminal at Chicago was disorganized, crowded,. Flight left late. Even arriving in Chicago was crazy as as getting off the plane we had to take a long detour winding through barricades on the runway, through two buildings, up a flight of stairs, before finally reaching an almost standing room only boarding area.

ORD
SAN
Okay 5.6

No way to contact wheelchair assistance when being dropped of to begin flight. Waited 30 minuted for a wheelchair. Had to ask Amer.Air agent for help. Other airlines are far more attentive. Seats need 2 more inches, felt squished. Very costly baggage policy, charge for carry- ons.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 3.6

I had a two hour delay. Baggage fees were ridiculous. Seating was very uncomfortable, you can't adjust them

Sat, Aug 11
ORD
SAN
5h 49m
Tue, Aug 14
SAN
ORD
6h 03m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
MDW
SAN
8h 59m
Tue, Apr 10
SAN
MDW
9h 53m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

Tue, May 1
ORD
SAN
4h 21m
Tue, May 8
SAN
ORD
4h 11m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 188 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
SAN
Okay 5.6

No way to contact wheelchair assistance when being dropped of to begin flight. Waited 30 minuted for a wheelchair. Had to ask Amer.Air agent for help. Other airlines are far more attentive. Seats need 2 more inches, felt squished. Very costly baggage policy, charge for carry- ons.

ORD
SAN
Okay 4.8

Flight left somewhat on time, was somewhat cheaper than a United flight, and landed successfully. Buying the fast pass through security saved me no time, because the security lines were short as is.

New-style seats on this flight were the least comfortable I have ever experienced. Not reclining is one thing, but this style provides minimal padding and minimal legroom to ensure as many people can be crammed onboard as humanly possible. I'm an averaged sized guy in his 20's, and when I got off the plane I felt like a 60 year old with chronic back issues.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 3.0

The snack selection on the flight and food package options were reasonably priced, and there were quite a few good options.

We arrived at the airport and were through security over an hour prior to our flight's takeoff. We decided to grab breakfast at a restaurant approximately 2-3 gates down from our gate. We arrived back at our gate 17 minutes prior to the departure time and the door to the entryway was already closed. No spirit attendants remained at the gate to assist or inform us about who we should speak to regarding this matter. We sat at the gate and watched our flight take over 15 minutes to pull away from entryway with no one available to direct us. After the plane pulled away, a few Spirit staff members came back out the door to the gate, and when we inquired as to why our names were not called throughout the airport (as we heard many other names called while sitting at the airport) they informed us we would have to talk to the customer service desk if we had an issue. We went to the customer service desk and they put us on another flight, which did not depart until late that day. We went to the customer service desks of 3 other airlines attempting to find a sooner flight, and when we explained Spirit closed the gates 17 minutes early, each airline stated that the industry standard is 10 minutes. Not only does Spirit not follow the industry standard, but they also shut the gates 2minutes prior to Spirit's standard which is 15 minutes before the flight. Additionally, no effort was made to call our names prior to the flight, as is customary with all airlines. Two days later, we went to board our return flight, which a week prior to our trip we paid $585 to change to that day, and when we went to check in we were not scheduled to be on that return flight. We showed proof of switching our flight and luckily the attendant was able to get us on that flight, however, we were extremely rushed getting through security and due to Spirit's mistake almost missed this flight as well. If no seats would have been available we would not have been able to get home despite paying to switch the flight a week in advanced. Overall, we were very disappointed with our experience traveling with Spirit and would not recommend the airline to anyone. We are frequent travelers for both business and recreation and have never experienced such poor customer service.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 3.3

I did not like be charged for every little thing. I can't believe that even water was $3. The airline claims to offer lower rates, but they get you in the end with all the extra charges for seats, carry ons, beverages.

ORD
SAN
Mediocre 2.0

That I missed a flight

Fri, Jul 6
ORD
SAN
5h 49m
Wed, Jul 18
SAN
ORD
5h 46m
Trip: 13 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33885 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

MIA
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

The boarding went quickly and was well organized

That the price to take a small carryon was just as expensive as taking a large suitcase, ended up having to pay and extra $80 r/t for a small bag and I just that's standard for them. There were no barf bags in any seats, believe me everyone around us was looking as the person next to me was getting sick on the landing because it was crazy rough. When we finally were able to get an attendant over she was as rude as could be, I'm sure this sick person next to me was sorry she "inconvenienced" the crew member, if they just put bags in the seats pockets like every other airline this wouldn't have been an issue. The seats were very uncomfortable with no padding and not able to tilt. The tray tables were nonfunctional, too small and did not extend to get anywhere close enough to reach you. The plane ride itself felt like we were on a old school bus on a gravel road. I had a round trip ticket with frontier and both trips were equally as bad. I will never travel with them again, Most of us weren't even sure if we were going to survive take off with out the plan breaking or something.

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

LAX
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!

Wed, Apr 11
MDW
SAN
8h 59m
Sat, Apr 21
SAN
MDW
9h 53m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

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Chicago to San Diego Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 16m
Flights Arrive in San Diego
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $129
Distance 1732 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, Frontier, American Airlines, Delta
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