Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to San Francisco
American Airlines, Qatar Airways and Qantas Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to San Francisco. Confirm policies on booking site.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.
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An average nonstop flight takes 3h 45m, covering a distance of 1462 miles.
There are 447 (nonstop) flights between Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and San Francisco per week, averaging 63 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Frontier ($67) and Multiple Airlines ($73), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($153) and Frontier ($161).
American Airlines (16 times daily), Qantas Airways (14 times daily), Qatar Airways (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to San Francisco, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
The Grand Hyatt is the only onsite hotel at San Francisco International Airport. Easily reached by taking the AirTrain, the hotel offers amazing views of the Bay and is only a half hour’s train ride away from the heart of San Francisco. The Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn is just south of the Airport and offers a 24-hour airport transfer service.
Before you take your flight to San Francisco, make you sure you admire the public art pieces and inspiring walking paths featuring more than 30 works of local and international artists, including sculptures, mosaics, paintings, and more. You will find these pieces of art in International Terminal D and the Skylink stations at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
From pretzels to bagels, Terminal C has the best range of restaurants to suit every palate. Take a table at Bleu Mediterranean Bar for creative Mediterranean-inspired dishes or Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen for fresh fish. If you want Asian street food, head to Bahn Shop; otherwise, there is plenty of Mexican fare at Pappasito’s Cantina.
If you are traveling with a pet or service animal, you need to be aware of the various Animal Relief Areas when you land at San Francisco International Airport. Follow the painted paw-prints on the Arrivals Level terminal walkways, which lead to eight outdoor Animal Relief Areas.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The flights seemed to go fast once we were in the air and it was nice the pilot was trying to get us there earlier because we had taken off late."
Cons: "I upgraded to 1st class for both flights but the plane seating was very dismal and hadn't been upgraded in either of these planes for a long time. After we boarded the plane we were told that no drink, snacks or food would be offered. The attendant shut off the lights as soon as we got in the air and kept it dark in the cabin until 10 minutes before we landed. She never came around to check on us once or ask if we needed anything. I was so thirsty when we landed. I have decided that I will either go back to United Airlines or check out the 1st class options at American Airlines better next time. This might not have been their fault, I'm not sure what it was, but the flight was late landing and we took off an hour late as well which really put me behind schedule."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "No beverages available to even purchase ! Ridiculous!"
Pros: "Yes everything was great"
Cons: "Nothing everything was great"
Pros: "Again the flight did not happen since my flight from Munich to Dallas was cancelled without informing me why and so on."
Cons: "The plane was cold. The entertainment was mediocure. The staff was telling the people to get in their seats quickly as they had missed their scheduled time for take off. Yet, they 1st said we would board a little late because og clearing out the previous flight. And, no one could get carry-ons above their own seats and had to go back to then come forward. The attendants should monitor better what is brought onboard. I thought they were rude. And it took almost an hr to get our luggage at the carosel."
Pros: "I made it safely"
Cons: "Delayed twice, had to circle at destination, gate wasn’t ready."
Pros: "The crew made the best situation"
Cons: "Not loose my luggage Not change my seat from first class to coach"
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Cons: "Need to have handheld device to watch entertainment. Terribly uncomfortable. Delay getting out of Dallas."
Cons: "Customer service. Not losing my bag"
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "It was too warm and a bit uncomfortable"
Cons: "Leave on time! On this round trip there were 4 segments and 3 of the 4 flights were late!"
Cons: "Never made it"
Cons: "No power outlets at the seats? How old is this plane? As a Gold customer, I should I have had ever opportunity to try to fit my bag in an overhead before having it checked, not taken away from me. How come we haven’t used tech to know how much room is left?"
Cons: "Delay luggage"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Entertainment system was up to date with personal screens."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by an hour. The new departure time was moved twice after we were already invited for boarding. Attendants failed to communicate new times or make any announcements absolutely whatsoever. Just stood in line to board for almost an hour."
Pros: "The crew made the best out fo the terrible situation."
Cons: "Right after we boarded the plane our flight was delayed because of thunder. Instead of keeping us from boarding until our flight was clear to go. We stayed on the airplane at the gate for over 3 hours. In those 3 hours we were served pretzels and one cup of water. When the legal time limit had been reached and they were about make us exit the plane they decided we could take off."
Pros: "Entertainment selection"
Cons: "Minimal leg room Not allowed to bring bag aboard. Told bins were full even though there was AMPLE Space in the overhead in my row. Onboard crew unhelpful. Baggage intended for carry on got “temporarily” delayed 45 min additional at baggage claim. wait was 1 1/2 hours."
Pros: "Flight Attendants were excellent. Especially good was the senior FA who was seen training the junior ones who were on their maiden flight. The breakfast omelet with turkey sausage was about as good as they get."
Cons: "Nearly two hour delay due to fog in SFO. Recommend AA reroute into OAK where the fog is not so bad and the airport has a way better arrival on time rate than SFO. The drive into San Francisco is about the same time from OAK as it is from SFO."
Pros: "Arrived early."
Pros: "The food was delicious and nutritious. The attendants were very conscientious and took care of us."
Cons: "Need an instruction sheet on how to use the entertainment center. Especially where to plug the headphones. Flight attendants dd pay more attention to other passengers."
Cons: "the connection time between flights was NOT adequate especially considering I had to go through customs! AA did page me and had a representative (I think his name was Brian) waiting for me to help me get to my connection. He gave me a bright red/orange tag. I still hit some barriers. I was stopped in security and my carry on was put aside to be searched. It sat and sat . I explained to the man I had to go. He said he was working alone, so I had to wait. I was ready to leave it and just run to catch the flight, but the security man said I wasn't allowed to do that. He finally called someone else to search my bag (nothing found) I did make it...barely!"
Cons: "The airport crew in Fort Myers were rude, slow, difficult and more concerned with chitchat among themselves than helping passengers"
Cons: "Flight crew very brusk. Econ seats VERY tight for space. Flight was switched from BA to AA. I found the BA Econ seats more comfortable."
Pros: "The only positive thing to be said for the flight was that the seat was not uncomfortable."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work during entire flight; crew (stewards) lied to passengers on the ground that it would work after takeoff, only admitting after we were in the air that they had been told by the technicians it would not work at all. Crew did not respond to call lights when pressed (in First Class), nor did they know how to operate the power system."
Pros: "I love your entertainment selection. also the comfort of seat and it's on time."
Pros: "The seats actually had individual screens, which was a very nice surprise. There’s a decent movie collection. alao the flight attendants were very nice and friendly."
Cons: "The tv show selection is quite poor. Also, like the previous flight, my husband and I weren’t seated together (not even in the same row) and when I tried to change it online, the entire flight showed as booked. However once on board there were clearly a number of empty seats."
Cons: "Surprise no carry on bag. I missed my flight because of their policy changed policy"
Pros: "Plenty of leg room."
Cons: "No arm room when someone the size of an NFL player sits next to you and falls asleep with their arms relaxing into your space. Then they sleep open-mouthed with bad breath. I paid extra for that?"
Pros: "Nothing special, but no problems. I did pay for the fruit and cheese plate, which I think is a good deal for the price. Brie is better than you'd expect on a plane! Totally recommend it."
Cons: "tvs weren't working correctly during the entire flight"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No leg room, hot plane, airline staff is friendly but clearly bored."
Pros: "Good free entertainment. Thanks."
Cons: "No good free snacks. Only free drinks."
Pros: "That this flight didn't get cancelled"
Cons: "Well I didn't like that we sat at the airport for nearly 10 hours after multiple flight delays and cancellations. Why not just let us know we aren't going to be flying out. That way you could reduce the 10 hour anxiety attack and mixed emotions coming with all the drama. I also didn't like that the only flight we could get the next day was into San Jose (not SFO which is what I paid for) there wasn't any offer of reimbursement for hotel, taxi or flight. I also missed 2 extremely important fairs that my company was expected to participate in on Saturday Morning. I didn't like that when we landed in San Jose our bags were in SFO. Then American Airlines didn't want to get us a ride to SFO which we finally received after a lot of arguing which I don't find ideal. I feel like AA didn't take any responsibility. They kept saying it was weather related which I can't accept because other flights (including AA) were coming and going the entire day!!! One customer service member said the plane we were supposed to be on had to be maintenances and another said they didn't have a flight crew. The whole day was a disaster and it cost my thousands of dollars and many many hours of stress and anxiety."
Pros: "The entertainment screens and the new seats in business class were very nice"
Pros: "Tebsnacks were awesome!!"
Pros: "The actual flight was fine."
Cons: "The gate staff was so rude."
Pros: "Great smile for all the air hostess all the time"
Cons: "It did not happen! Had to taxi to Austin!"
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Flight left on time"
Pros: "The pilot acknowledged we had to wait an extra 25 min which he made up by stepping on it .... Or giving it more juice I guess . The good thing is even though we boarded late we arrived on time but no gates where available."
Cons: "Co captain was late. Sat seat belted forever without moving"
Cons: "I paid so much for the ticket I should gotten better seating. all the way to the back middle seat. Not cool!"
Cons: "It was very delayed which I understand happens but then we arrived in San Francisco and were delayed on the runway because of the gate. I think at this point moving us to an open gate would have been nice - we had been delayed for so long - my 8 year old daughter was really having a hard time. Instead we had to sit and wait for 20 more minutes once we were on the ground. This seems avoidable to me."
Pros: "Cheap, you travel from point A to point B"
Cons: "They don't even serve water!"
Cons: "Everything is an upcharge - carryon, a seat that reclines, etc."
Cons: "The check-in process at DIA was very disorganized. And 2 hours just to check-in is way too long."
Pros: "Friendly attitude"
Cons: "Should be an agent helping people in line at ticket counter. More ticket counter agents."
Pros: "Best value.. affordable and most convenient"
Pros: "the low fares"
Cons: "the delays and carry on charges"
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "Frontier doesn't lease enough gates. Waited 35 minutes after landing for gate to clear. Both flights. Frontier late in unloading bags. Waited 40 minutes at luggage carousel. Frontier lost my bag"
Cons: "trash airline"
Cons: "Seat extremely uncomfortable for a person my height (6') and not adjustable in any way. Not a ton of leg room either, though not noticeably less legroom than other airlines."
Pros: "Delay for too long. It took so long after landing! What are the ground crews doing?"
Cons: "We were stuck on the runway for over an hour after we landed and getting our luggage was a DISASTER. They changed the location of our baggage claim carousel with minimal notice, only to change it back to the original carousel with NO NOTICE. It took over an hour again for our luggage to come out and it trickled in so slowly, that I ended up getting my bag a full two and a half hours after we landed. Awful experience."
Cons: "Frontier charges for the most basic amenities that other airlines provide (non alcoholic beverages and carry-on luggage space)."
Cons: "Everything . Plus they lost my bag. Will neve fly Frontier again."
Pros: "It felt clean."
Cons: "Surprise charges for seat assignments and outrageous charges for carry on luggage. Uncomfortable sears with no leg room. Too many announcements, ads spoken through intercom."
Cons: "luggage was lost seating very cramped had to rush to board, almost missed connection"
Cons: "Mechanical issue with the plane was reported the night before and not looked at until next morning after all passages had to be boarded. This caused all passengers to have to be unloaded and wait numerous hours before knowing if/when we were leaving. They passed out a handful of breakfast voucher then stopped until about an hour later they gave the rest of us our vouchers."
Cons: "To cold on airplane and no complimentary soda"
Cons: "Frontier is the biggest rip off of an airline in America."
Pros: "Friendly passengers around me"
Cons: "Long delay, no meals available, no water offered, nothing to read"
Cons: "Paid (twice!) for a carry on that wasn't a carry-on (backpack personal). I wish it described it better on the website."
Cons: "everything. what has happened to frontier? wont fly them again"
Pros: "The bare bones frontier philosophy leaves nothing to like"
Cons: "Feeling like cattle"
Cons: "Delayed, no notifications"
Cons: "The lack of wifi; the lack of leg room"
Pros: "Cheapest airline ever"
Cons: "I wish you will take cash payments for meal purchase"
Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable"
Pros: "seating too hard- need more cushioning"
Cons: "Late 21/2 hours waited another 30 minutes to shuttle inn"
Pros: "Plane in good condition and relatively comfortable"
Cons: "Was an hour late taking off"
Pros: "Cheap, until you had to pay for bags and drinks."
Cons: "Had to wait for over 1/2 hour to disembark."
Cons: "Horrible service"
Pros: "Services and very good pilot !!!"
Pros: "Helpful employees"
Cons: "Frontier nickles and dimes you."
Pros: "Very informative on where to go!"
Cons: "Not very informational on security policy"
Cons: "The Chicago airport was terrible both times. Things not clearly marked. Staff not friendly or available. Long term parking very hard to find and pricing very unclear. Didn't realize we would have to pay additional for just a seat and carry on luggage"
Pros: "Smooth landing."
Cons: "The added charges for my self contained firearms."
Airlines flying from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to San Francisco have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to San Francisco
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to San Francisco
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to San Francisco
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to San Francisco
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to San Francisco