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16%
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Average Price:
$306
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$201
or less (round trip)

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High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is January.
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FAQs for Booking Chicago to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 4h 44m, covering a distance of 1857 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and San Francisco?
There are 1,165 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and San Francisco per week, averaging 174 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($197), Multiple Airlines ($208) and Frontier ($213).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and San Francisco?
Air New Zealand (26 times daily), Air Canada (25 times daily), United (22 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to San Francisco?
For Chicago to San Francisco, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Chicago
$197
only
$197
Destination
San Francisco
$197
only
$197
Sat, Apr 21
ORD
SFO
4h 47m
Mon, Apr 23
SFO
ORD
4h 21m
Trip: 3 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
SFO
Good 7.3

The snacks are good and the seats are fairly comfortable. The entertainment options were nice too.

But paying $8 for 30 mins of Wi-Fi is just outrageous. I did not, and will not ever pay that much for internet service. Additionally, my bag was asked to be checked at the gate. Mind you, my bag was a Airline Compliant design, that fit into the overhead bin sideways on the same sized plane going out to Chicago. If the flight were full, I would understand them being cautious about space, but the plane was barely over half full. It was just an annoying inconvenience.

ORD
SFO
Good 6.6

Good communication

I don't understand why you boarded the flight when it seemed you knew there would be a delay to take off to SFO. We boarded only to learn we would sit at the gate for 30 min and the wait on the tarmac for anothe 40. Why not just delay the flight an board an hour later? It would have been a lot more comfortable in the terminal.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Surprisingly, AA provided the worst experience of the overall itinerary, compared to Aer Lingus and Iberia. The AA plane was outdated, cramped legroom - despite having purchased an "upgraded seat" and departed 1hr late

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Routine flight. No issues on time departure and arrival

Paid extra for exit row seats, felt they were not worth the extra money. The extra legroom was great but the armrest did it move and I felt like I was sitting in a box.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Everything went very smoothly and the entertainment was quite good. New movies, international films, and games kept me happy from boarding to landing.

Nothing to complain about really. I thought that the flight attendants did a great job.

Tue, Jan 23
ORD
SFO
15h 26m
Wed, Jan 24
SFO
ORD
8h 16m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 2
ORD
SFO
19h 26m
Sat, Feb 10
SFO
ORD
7h 09m
Trip: 9 days
4.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.7 Okay
Based on 150 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

im alive

The customer service. I was lied to twice my agents, wasn't give correct information. My last day was wasted away because I was lied to. Spent hours in the airport because of wrong information given. My back hurts from the seats. Using the website was awful.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

The crew.

My first flight was canceled without notice, it was a 1:30AM flight. Had to sleep in the check in area of the airport until we could get our next overpriced tickets that will not be taken care of by their 3 options they give you. This shouldn't have been placed as the cheapest tickets available with out big red warnings that it is only cheap if you have no bags. $40 more would have given me free check in bags and a far better in flight experience on another airline. Spread the word to never fly Frontier.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Staff was very nice.

Terrible experience...flight delayed by over 3 hours; no one informed Us of the delay when we checked in to get our boarding passes. Luggages took over an hour to come through the baggage claim carousel... only 4 luggage initially came through the fan belt.

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.3

None

The flight was delayed 5 hours, and we were offered a $100 voucher that would be emailed to us immediately after the flight takes off. I approached the desk to verify with an employee pre-boarding to ensure I will receive this voucher. She was annoyed with me from the start repeatedly saying it will be emailed after takeoff, which was NOT my question. My question was to verify that the email on file was correct. She had a very hard time getting this to her head. However, it has been over a week and I have yet to receive this voucher. Unless, I receive this voucher I will never recommend this airline.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

An engine went out and the flight was delayed and passengers deplaned. I got to my destination after there were no longer transportation options. No one knew who to send me to for customer service, and they wouldn't offer to help get me home.

Sat, Feb 10
ORD
SFO
4h 55m
Wed, Feb 21
SFO
ORD
4h 12m
Trip: 12 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 262 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
ORD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

We love everything about Virgin and don’t want Alaska to change a thing. One of the gate agents set us up to check our stroller before they even began boarding. They were so kind and understanding to us as a family traveling with a toddler. I hope Alaska gives priority boarding to families with small children, and to their credit card holders.

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.6

Unseat television did not work properly. Someone had their shoes off so the plane stunk. And the flight attendants were sassy.

ORD
SFO
Good 6.0

Flight itself was comfortable, as usual with Virgin.

Three hour gate delay. Another half an hour on the tarmac before takeoff. Then almost an hour of slowdown and vectoring before landing. Not Virgin's fault, most likely, but it sucked.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was cancelled at the same time as 3 other flights, took a few hours just to get to customer service, they seemed unprepared to help us find another flight. By that time no red-eyes were available and we decided it wasn't worth it to cut 1 day off of a 2-day trip. We got a refund and went home.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Seats, flight from Chicago to San Francisco is about four hours. Not the most comfortable seat to sit for that long.

Sat, Feb 10
ORD
SFO
4h 47m
Tue, Feb 20
SFO
ORD
4h 06m
Trip: 11 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 291 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Had a lot of legroom

I ended sitting in a middle seat because I had a basic economy ticket and couldn't choose my seats beforehand

ORD
SFO
Okay 5.3

Very uncomfortable plane!

ORD
SFO
Good 7.6

1 hour delay at the gate in the plane before we left Chicago, then when we arrived in San Francisco 1 hour on the tarmac waiting for our gate to open..

ORD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

I was at the wrong gate forgot to check the board. Almost missed the plane.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.5

Arrived safely.

Connecting United flight was delayed multiple times and several hours. So typical for United, this seems to happen every time. The booking did not mention United would be the carrier for connecting flight, or I would have booked elsewhere.

Tue, Mar 6
ORD
SFO
4h 55m
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
ORD
4h 12m
Trip: 2 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

YVR
SEA
Good 6.6

Flew Alaska air - Plenty of leg room and much more than any qantas domestic flight!

PDX
OGG
Excellent 9.0

Delta has better movie selection and that’s not good .

DEN
SEA
Okay 4.0

I had only 40 minutes to get to my connecting flight. Then the plane was 15 minutes late. They wouldn't switch me to a seat that was open closer to front of plane and my bag was lost w important things in it that I need for this evenings show. I'm a full time musician.

LAX
LIR
Excellent 9.0

Long lines at checkin, was in line for +45 minutes, several people missed their flights, it was not the best time to be training attendants as it held up the lines

Thu, Apr 12
ORD
SFO
4h 46m
Fri, Apr 13
SFO
ORD
4h 21m
Trip: 2 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.3

The row I was in was spacious, I'm glad that I paid extra to move closer to front of plane and then paid extra to get an earlier boarding. I would recommend seat 13C for these types of flights. Legroom was good and I was comfortable.

The entertainment program was a bit glitchy towards the end of my flight, but I slept inside. Maybe check all screens and such because it wasn't really registering when I would push the buttons.

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.6

See above

See above

ORD
SFO
Good 7.6

When the lettuce looks like the salad you forgot to put away last night you know it has been around and about too long! Pity!

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Routine flight. No issues on time departure and arrival

Paid extra for exit row seats, felt they were not worth the extra money. The extra legroom was great but the armrest did it move and I felt like I was sitting in a box.

ORD
SFO
Good 7.3

The snacks are good and the seats are fairly comfortable. The entertainment options were nice too.

But paying $8 for 30 mins of Wi-Fi is just outrageous. I did not, and will not ever pay that much for internet service. Additionally, my bag was asked to be checked at the gate. Mind you, my bag was a Airline Compliant design, that fit into the overhead bin sideways on the same sized plane going out to Chicago. If the flight were full, I would understand them being cautious about space, but the plane was barely over half full. It was just an annoying inconvenience.

Wed, Jan 31
ORD
SFO
12h 34m
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
ORD
8h 16m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 3
ORD
SFO
23h 44m
Wed, Feb 14
SFO
ORD
9h 34m
Trip: 12 days
4.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.7 Okay
Based on 150 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Staff was very nice.

Terrible experience...flight delayed by over 3 hours; no one informed Us of the delay when we checked in to get our boarding passes. Luggages took over an hour to come through the baggage claim carousel... only 4 luggage initially came through the fan belt.

ORD
SFO
Okay 5.0

had to wait around forever until our plane showed up and we were able to board. also i was under the impression that if i paid to check a bag it was a flat fee for my round trip ticket but i had to pay 40$ extra to carry on a bag each way, not worth it

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

The crew.

My first flight was canceled without notice, it was a 1:30AM flight. Had to sleep in the check in area of the airport until we could get our next overpriced tickets that will not be taken care of by their 3 options they give you. This shouldn't have been placed as the cheapest tickets available with out big red warnings that it is only cheap if you have no bags. $40 more would have given me free check in bags and a far better in flight experience on another airline. Spread the word to never fly Frontier.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

More leg room than comparable airlines.

Charging for bag in the overhead compartment. Sitting on the tarmac after arriving for 40 minutes while waiting for a gate.

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Bag charged

Sat, Apr 14
ORD
SFO
4h 44m
Mon, Apr 16
SFO
ORD
4h 32m
Trip: 3 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Routine flight. No issues on time departure and arrival

Paid extra for exit row seats, felt they were not worth the extra money. The extra legroom was great but the armrest did it move and I felt like I was sitting in a box.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Quiet flight

Very old plane with zero on board entertainment. Seats in front of exit row barely recline.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.3

The row I was in was spacious, I'm glad that I paid extra to move closer to front of plane and then paid extra to get an earlier boarding. I would recommend seat 13C for these types of flights. Legroom was good and I was comfortable.

The entertainment program was a bit glitchy towards the end of my flight, but I slept inside. Maybe check all screens and such because it wasn't really registering when I would push the buttons.

ORD
SFO
Okay 5.6

IFE

Delay 1st leg. Had to rebook to later flight. Later flight delayed. Then delayed again due to crew time out. Arrived 4 hours later than originally scheduled. Meaning public transportation could not be used to get into downtown final destination. Made an originally short trip even shorter.

ORD
SFO
Good 6.6

Good communication

I don't understand why you boarded the flight when it seemed you knew there would be a delay to take off to SFO. We boarded only to learn we would sit at the gate for 30 min and the wait on the tarmac for anothe 40. Why not just delay the flight an board an hour later? It would have been a lot more comfortable in the terminal.

Sun, Feb 4
ORD
SFO
19h 26m
Tue, Feb 13
SFO
ORD
13h 09m
Trip: 10 days
4.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.7 Okay
Based on 150 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Absolutely nothing.

Seats have little to no cushioning. Seats don't recline. Checked bag is a gimmick. You cannot check it in if your fight is delayed and the airport checking machines dont operate after certain time. You will have to carry it on and that means loosing all your liquids.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

The crew.

My first flight was canceled without notice, it was a 1:30AM flight. Had to sleep in the check in area of the airport until we could get our next overpriced tickets that will not be taken care of by their 3 options they give you. This shouldn't have been placed as the cheapest tickets available with out big red warnings that it is only cheap if you have no bags. $40 more would have given me free check in bags and a far better in flight experience on another airline. Spread the word to never fly Frontier.

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Bag charged

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

im alive

The customer service. I was lied to twice my agents, wasn't give correct information. My last day was wasted away because I was lied to. Spent hours in the airport because of wrong information given. My back hurts from the seats. Using the website was awful.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

ORD to/from SFO, both ways the flight was delayed by 4+ hours

Tue, Feb 13
ORD
SFO
4h 55m
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
ORD
4h 12m
Trip: 23 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 262 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The gate agent was funny, the flight crew uniforms were stylish, I noticed the cool lighting immediately upon boarding, and loved the individual screens. The safety video was fun and informative, and I got to enjoy two awesome recent release films. Fantastic first flight with Virgin America!

The gate area didn’t have enough seats, and boarding was a mess. We were in boarding group A but it felt like half the flight was seated before we made our way through.

ORD
SFO
Good 7.6

We regained time despite the delay. Free beverages.

We were an hour delayed. The screen at my seat was broken so that I couldn’t stow it properly it was always out and the brightness couldn’t be adjusted. I really wish Virgin gave snacks or at least had some good vegetarian savory meal options. I am also disappointed to see that Virgin doesn’t give free WiFi for messaging like Alaska does.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.4

I like Virgin, from their on-boarding experience, to the over-the-top safety video! This flight was pretty easy for us, after a somewhat grueling (and frigid trip). They got us home quickly.

Some of the features of the infotainment system didn't seem to work.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

We love everything about Virgin and don’t want Alaska to change a thing. One of the gate agents set us up to check our stroller before they even began boarding. They were so kind and understanding to us as a family traveling with a toddler. I hope Alaska gives priority boarding to families with small children, and to their credit card holders.

ORD
SFO
Good 6.0

Flight itself was comfortable, as usual with Virgin.

Three hour gate delay. Another half an hour on the tarmac before takeoff. Then almost an hour of slowdown and vectoring before landing. Not Virgin's fault, most likely, but it sucked.

Tue, Feb 13
ORD
SFO
4h 49m
Tue, Feb 20
SFO
ORD
4h 00m
Trip: 8 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 291 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
SFO
Good 6.3

We got moved to a bulkhead seat with no storage - this was after selecting my preferred seat and paying extra. We almost were moved out of economy plus but I noticed that the seat assignment had changed.

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Seat was ok.

Didn't find out about the delay until we were almost ready to board. No planning.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Had a lot of legroom

I ended sitting in a middle seat because I had a basic economy ticket and couldn't choose my seats beforehand

ORD
SFO
Okay 5.3

Very uncomfortable plane!

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.5

Arrived safely.

Connecting United flight was delayed multiple times and several hours. So typical for United, this seems to happen every time. The booking did not mention United would be the carrier for connecting flight, or I would have booked elsewhere.

Wed, Apr 11
ORD
SFO
4h 50m
Tue, Apr 17
SFO
ORD
4h 18m
Trip: 7 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
ONT
Excellent 10.0

Accommodated my disabled mother through the whole flying process. Thank you

MSO
PDX
Excellent 10.0

My seat was great . The flight was smooth and on time both ways . The staff was friendly.

PDX
OGG
Excellent 9.0

Delta has better movie selection and that’s not good .

SAN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Nothing

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Flight was flawless and staff was very helpful.

Originally booked with Alaska Airlines but was switched to American Airlines. Don't mind the airline switch but the time was moved with no notice.

Thu, Apr 19
ORD
SFO
4h 44m
Tue, Apr 24
SFO
ORD
4h 22m
Trip: 6 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

The crew was able to seat my husband and I together at the last minute as my husband has mobility issures

The crew seemed like they could care less about the passengers. Choice of either one snack bag of pretzels or a biscotti ~ very minimal. No headphones were offered for the movies.

ORD
SFO
Okay 5.6

IFE

Delay 1st leg. Had to rebook to later flight. Later flight delayed. Then delayed again due to crew time out. Arrived 4 hours later than originally scheduled. Meaning public transportation could not be used to get into downtown final destination. Made an originally short trip even shorter.

ORD
SFO
Good 6.6

Good communication

I don't understand why you boarded the flight when it seemed you knew there would be a delay to take off to SFO. We boarded only to learn we would sit at the gate for 30 min and the wait on the tarmac for anothe 40. Why not just delay the flight an board an hour later? It would have been a lot more comfortable in the terminal.

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.6

See above

See above

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

Quiet flight

Very old plane with zero on board entertainment. Seats in front of exit row barely recline.

Tue, Feb 6
ORD
SFO
4h 46m
Mon, Feb 12
SFO
ORD
8h 16m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 5
ORD
SFO
19h 26m
Tue, Feb 13
SFO
ORD
13h 09m
Trip: 9 days
4.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.7 Okay
Based on 150 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.6

ORD to/from SFO, both ways the flight was delayed by 4+ hours

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Bag charged

ORD
SFO
Okay 4.3

None

The flight was delayed 5 hours, and we were offered a $100 voucher that would be emailed to us immediately after the flight takes off. I approached the desk to verify with an employee pre-boarding to ensure I will receive this voucher. She was annoyed with me from the start repeatedly saying it will be emailed after takeoff, which was NOT my question. My question was to verify that the email on file was correct. She had a very hard time getting this to her head. However, it has been over a week and I have yet to receive this voucher. Unless, I receive this voucher I will never recommend this airline.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

The crew.

My first flight was canceled without notice, it was a 1:30AM flight. Had to sleep in the check in area of the airport until we could get our next overpriced tickets that will not be taken care of by their 3 options they give you. This shouldn't have been placed as the cheapest tickets available with out big red warnings that it is only cheap if you have no bags. $40 more would have given me free check in bags and a far better in flight experience on another airline. Spread the word to never fly Frontier.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Staff was very nice.

Terrible experience...flight delayed by over 3 hours; no one informed Us of the delay when we checked in to get our boarding passes. Luggages took over an hour to come through the baggage claim carousel... only 4 luggage initially came through the fan belt.

Wed, Feb 14
ORD
SFO
4h 55m
Wed, Mar 7
SFO
ORD
4h 12m
Trip: 22 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 262 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
ORD
SFO
Okay 4.0

All was ok except...

I ordered Diet Coke with still 1 hour into the flight. Never came

ORD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

We love everything about Virgin and don’t want Alaska to change a thing. One of the gate agents set us up to check our stroller before they even began boarding. They were so kind and understanding to us as a family traveling with a toddler. I hope Alaska gives priority boarding to families with small children, and to their credit card holders.

ORD
SFO
Good 6.0

Flight itself was comfortable, as usual with Virgin.

Three hour gate delay. Another half an hour on the tarmac before takeoff. Then almost an hour of slowdown and vectoring before landing. Not Virgin's fault, most likely, but it sucked.

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was cancelled at the same time as 3 other flights, took a few hours just to get to customer service, they seemed unprepared to help us find another flight. By that time no red-eyes were available and we decided it wasn't worth it to cut 1 day off of a 2-day trip. We got a refund and went home.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants and pilots friendly and provided great info about the trip. Smooth flight, super clean plane.

Wed, Feb 14
ORD
SFO
4h 52m
Tue, Feb 27
SFO
ORD
3h 59m
Trip: 14 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 291 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

We had to go from DC to ORD then back to GEG. It was out of the way and took much longer than expected. Other than that all went well.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Price point. Grabbed the flight on a rather spontaneous move. Flight was on time, although started boarding way early.

Tight seating.

ORD
SFO
Okay 5.6

The crew was fun, courteous, and very helpful. The complimentary refreshments were slightly better than those offered by most airlines.

Our flight ended up being an hour delayed. The cabin during the flight was extremely cold, and the attendants finally gave my wife a blanket which was for first-class only because she was miserable. Also, the in-flight entertainment through their wi-if onboard was down for “maintenance” the entire trip.

ORD
SFO
Good 7.6

1 hour delay at the gate in the plane before we left Chicago, then when we arrived in San Francisco 1 hour on the tarmac waiting for our gate to open..

ORD
SFO
Mediocre 3.5

Arrived safely.

Connecting United flight was delayed multiple times and several hours. So typical for United, this seems to happen every time. The booking did not mention United would be the carrier for connecting flight, or I would have booked elsewhere.

Sat, Apr 14
ORD
SFO
4h 50m
Tue, Apr 24
SFO
ORD
4h 18m
Trip: 11 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SJC
PDX
Excellent 8.5

Good communication from crew.

SEA
ORD
Okay 5.6

No free food was offered. Movies were not free.

PDX
OGG
Excellent 9.0

Delta has better movie selection and that’s not good .

SEA
SFO
Okay 5.3

Flew Alaska air - Plenty of leg room and much more than any qantas domestic flight! Empty flight and very short.

Flight was delayed. Inflight entertaining streaming system was not working. Too many people insist on not checking their luggage under, so we almost didn’t have space for our carry on by the time we were allowed to board.

ORD
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Flight was flawless and staff was very helpful.

Originally booked with Alaska Airlines but was switched to American Airlines. Don't mind the airline switch but the time was moved with no notice.

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Chicago to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 32m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $197
Distance 1857 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Frontier, Virgin America, United, Alaska Airlines
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