Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Houston to San Diego
United Airlines, Lufthansa and Spirit Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Houston to San Diego. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 17m, covering a distance of 1301 miles.
There are 89 (nonstop) flights between Houston and San Diego per week, averaging 12 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($42) and Multiple Airlines ($85), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($85).
United Airlines (9 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Houston to San Diego, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Houston , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Houston you will be using Houston George Bush Intcntl, often referred to as Houston Airport. You will be landing at San Diego, also known as San Diego Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The seats were the most terrible seats I have ever experienced in all my years of flying. I'm a small person and even I couldn't get comfortable. The seats were curved in the wrong way and didn't recline enough for a 3 hour flight. The crew made the boarding and deplaning process worse by not paying attention to what was going on in the plane."
Pros: "Audio should include easy listening, classical and good oldies"
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "It was comfortable"
Cons: "The wifi wasn't working"
Pros: "Movies and drinks"
Cons: "More frequent service"
Pros: "We arrives early."
Cons: "Very long walk to next gate. No golf carts wanted to bring US. Wife is pregnant"
Cons: "They had no room for my carry on, I had to place it under my seat making my legs very comfortable."
Cons: "No video screen, WiFi didn’t work, hot, got one lousy glass of water"
Pros: "Good. Thank You united airlines.!! Excellent 10.00"
Pros: "Free WiFi with movies"
Cons: "They skipped me for drinks"
Pros: "Really professional. Nice service."
Cons: "Lost a bag."
Cons: "Didn't appreciate gate change at last minute. Got to gate change only to hear announcement that it had been changed back to the gate we just landed at, with no time to grab something to eat. Then to find out we were delayed do to mechanical failure. Which still left us no time to grab something besides a bag of chips because there was nothing but mostly bars in that terminal."
Cons: "Zero entertainment. Too cramped"
Cons: "No bags to go to overhead bin"
Pros: "Lovely crew. Nice seats. Smooth flight."
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Pros: "The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either."
Cons: "So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United."
Pros: "Tried to reply with very good ratings, but the correct number of stars won’t show up. Not the ratings I want to give."
Pros: "Everything ran as expected"
Pros: "Crew was ok. Nice but not personable."
Cons: "Food was awful!"
Pros: "Not much to like Gross food. Rude flight attendants Pilot's voice fairly unintelligible - so, where are we? How long is this gonna take? What? We have to wait in the plane for how long??"
Cons: "Staff were very inconsistent on rules regarding my tiny Yorkie. Some were inflexible and borderline rude, others did not give her a second glance. I get that people are valued more than animals, however I paid $200 for my dog's ticket. That translates into, Treat me and my dog with respect and don't give me stank-eye if I'm trying to clean up her first-flight puke, thus lifting her out of the bag. Vote: Thumbs down for policy consistency and compassion."
Cons: "The gate worker said the gate for my flight had changed as my boarding time had been happening. Rushed to the other side of the airport where my new gate was supposedly at just to be told it was where I first started. Pissed beyond measure that I got to my flight one minute to take off because the United worker doesn't know what hes doing."
Pros: "Flight attendants were great. They brought the food and drink cats down the aisle at least 5 times each during the flight."
Cons: "In flight entertainment system worked great for the first hour or so and then would spool for several minutes for every minute of movie that it would play. Flight attendants could not so anything to fix it."
Pros: "Suitcase arrived at the carrousel on time , much better than Houston."
Pros: "The flight attendants were courteous and helpful"
Pros: "My flights were on time and I didn't die."
Cons: "United Airlines doesn't have power outlets in their economy seats."
Pros: "There was way more leg room on this flight and I was considerably more comfortable"
Cons: "One of the stewardesses asked me if I was traveling with the girl next to me because we both happened to be black...... I didn't appreciate that"
Cons: "Wi-Fi wasn't available"
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "After paying for the flight, $7.99 to view Direct TV. Don't be soooo cheep!"
Pros: "Direct tv in united codeshare flt"
Pros: "It was nice"
Pros: "I liked that I finally arrived at my destination and that the crew did their best to accommodate the passengers."
Cons: "-The flight was delayed with only vague information given out at the gate. We were told three different times we would be boarding, but only to be told we were experiencing a delay again. + If the gate announcements included apologies with, or even instead of, the inaccurate boarding calls it would have made a difference. -The passenger compartment was about 15 degrees hotter than the airport and it never really cooled off. The front WC was out of service and created a long line for the only other WC on the plane, which you sometimes you would stand in when turbulence would hit. This was honestly one of the most uncomfortable commercial flights I have taken since 1991. I had to call out of work due to the stress the flight put on some of my joint injuries."
Cons: "The movie I was watching ended 20mins before the end.."
Pros: "Same as above"
Pros: "Food was pretty good. Free drink to compensate for delay."
Cons: "Very late airplane maintenance issue. This is completely United Airlines fault. Shuffled from gate to gate. Seat was broken. I was forced to change seats to land."
Pros: "The flight attendant went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable sitting in the emergency section. I appreciated that."
Pros: "I liked temperature!"
Cons: "My flight was delayed 3 times which led me to being 1.5 hours late to my meeting. We weren't told there was going to be a delay until we lined up to start boarding!"
Pros: "United Airlines Staff were friendly and the flight was smooth! (THANKS CAPPY!)"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Less leg room than any other airline, complementary food is real bad, they charge you for everything, movies, alcohol and food, in other airlines they do not charge you for none of the above!"
Pros: "Boarding process"
Cons: "No food... Sporadic drinks.. Very cheap service"
Pros: "Unhappy first class passengers! Flight attendant decided it was better to have the first class passengers have restroom privileges and announce to the whole plane that they would have to wait until the service cart finished its path down the aisle."
Cons: "Flying has become a product of what are you willing to pay for! Baggage costs, seat costs, food costs. It's always changing I guess that's good!"
Pros: "Flight not full so with empty seat beside me I had lots of room to sprawl!"
Cons: "I still think it's wrong for airlines to charge for food so I didn't buy any. Couldn't get United app to work so no in-flight entertainment except what I brought."
Cons: "There is delay in both airport for security check ! No more people to do it ! 1 hour waiting in line was very dissappointed"
Pros: "Not bad just not good."
Pros: "Everything. This flight had more space and staff were excellent. No delays and left on time."
Pros: "Getting to San Diego."
Cons: "The huge lines and almost missed my flight due to Homeland Security."
Pros: "The TSA pre board is the thing since ice cream"
Pros: "Easily to book flights."
Cons: "Politeness and actually hidden bag prices"
Pros: "Great team, friendly, courteous."
Cons: "That Airline stole clothes out of the luagage"
Pros: "Inexpensive with no frills. Efficient boarding gate processes."
Cons: "Luggage cost more than round trip airfare. Online seat selection was difficult."
Pros: "I've flown Frontier before & you are a great airline."
Pros: "Quick simple"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating and can't be adjusted at all"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Easy and quick boarding"
Cons: "Small legroom, crowded"
Cons: "They lost my luggage."
Pros: "Everything was well run and ontime"
Pros: "Staff was very friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Food options were awful, especially for what they charge for food."
Cons: "It was disgustingly dirty. They have striped down all perks, which is fine... it should make it easier to maintain... so maintain the plane! Gross! And what a horrible landing! Perfect weather and I nearly lost my lunch! We fly frequently and thought we would give this a try. Big mistake!"
Cons: "Uncomfortable, charged for everything. Not the Frontier of old."
Pros: "On tome"
Cons: "No food"
Cons: "They charged 40 dollars just to bring a carry on suitcase onto the plane. That's crazy expensive!"
Pros: "Happy energetic voice of pilot"
Cons: "Plane left an hour late."
Cons: "Delay after delay after delay"
Pros: "friendly people Pilots were great"
Cons: "Checkin lines long. Wrong boarding passes given. Bag checked in wrong when I wS there four hours early."
Pros: "Attendants were very polite"
Cons: "Waiting too long for the next fly."
Cons: "Lost my bag, enough said"
Pros: "Check in was done quickly"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Late - behind schedule and the online check in wasn't working correctly."
Cons: "Passenger in front of me was very obnoxious and smelled"
Pros: "Frendly service"
Cons: "No peanuts? ?"
Pros: "What did you like? nothing"
Cons: "What didn't you like? everything"
Pros: "Good Service in a general."
Cons: "As a continuous improvement: Cleanliness into the plane need to be improve :(. Trash under the seat and aisles was observed."
Pros: "N/A Jose Sanchez 305-763-6132"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding"
Cons: "had to pay for both baggage check...and carry on.....little to much!!!!!.....but overall it was a good experience ...."
Cons: "Charged $45 for a carry on is BS! Didn't even get a glass of water. Won't be flying Frontier again. There are other choices!"
Pros: "overall it was good."
Cons: "I HATE the bag fees"
Pros: "Great company, good service, no complaints"
Cons: "You have to pay for food"
Cons: "Being nickeled and dimed to death."
Pros: "Everyone was courteous."
Cons: "Did not know that a carry on cost extra money. No complimentary drinks. Wish things had been more upfront when ticket was bought."
Cons: "Bad service"
Cons: "The plan is extremly small. No wifi or entertainment"
Pros: "Carlos was amazing"
Cons: "at the beginning of the flight- Keisha who is One of the flight attendant’s said as an announcement “If you sleep, we will wake you up, and if we have to try several times to wake you up- a ‘not so nice person’ will approach you”, if this is a joke- this can really scare people, don’t joke like this on the plane, also we cannot pay $5 for non soft drinks and pay extra for food and stuff like that, also there was no Wi-Fi on the plane or movie screen"
Pros: "I liked that I made it to and from orer destination alive."
Cons: "Ridiculous trip cancellation policy, even WITH the trip insurance I paid extra for. Most uncomfortable seats I've EVER sat on on any airliner (didn't recline, cheap plastic with no padding, CRAMMED to the max). Tray table was roughly the size of my phone, wouldn't be able to pull a laptop out to get work done even if I wanted to. $55 unexpected cost of carry-on bag per person is downright THIEVERY. Red eye flight and lights were not dimmed, air flow was turned way down almost to the point of non existent so it was stifling hot. No help was given to the mother of the crying toddler who screamed the entire 3 hour and 20 minute flight (at least offer a free cookie or something to help sooth popping ears or anxiety for Christ's sake!). Absolutely WORST airline I've ever flown with and will NEVER fly with you again."
Pros: "I liked that the seat assigned to me was in the front of the airplane. Also, the flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "I didn’t like that I had to pay for a carry-on I order to have my luggage with me. Also, I didn’t like I couldn’t recline my seat and there was very little leg room for me— I’m 5’7”, 140 lbs and usually do not have an issue with space. The wait time for departure was also lengthy (perhaps we were boarding was earlier to accommodate those checking in at the airport). Perhaps this could be remedied by more collaboration with the airline and the airport itself (?)"
Cons: "I booked the flight and paid for it but because of the very bad customer service I couldn’t use it! So sad."
Cons: "55lbs Suitcase cost $105! That was the worst!"
Cons: "My luggage was lost."
Pros: "Seats very uncomfortable"
Pros: "My experience was identical on all flights so I'll repost the same review: I really like Spirit's business model. Fresh planes, different style seats with less upholstery (less chance of absorbind spills and odors, as I see it) that results in more leg room. The upgrade to the top-tier seating (not called first class) is affordable and offers more room to stretch out and faster boarding. There is no food provided, no screen in the back of the seats to wacth movies, and carry on bags cost extra. And I LIKE this, because these are things I can do without yet with other airlines I'm paying a higher price. I gave 5 stars to the food and entertainment catagories because I like this approach of having neither. The planes are new and feel reliable and fresh. Feels like the future of air travel."
Cons: "The passenegers."
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable seats except they don't recline."
Cons: "A crying baby disturbed my effort to sleep. No food was bought. No entertainment was available."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Everything but the crew"
Cons: "Flight delayed. Way too many fees. Seats cramped more than any other airline"
Pros: "That my flight wasn't full"
Cons: "The staff, they do the minimum and don't care."
Cons: "My wife and I received an email stating that our flight was delayed by an hour. We arrived to the airport 2 1/2 hours early and when we checked our bags, the man at the Spirit counter confirmed the flight was leaving an hour later than scheduled. We sat by the gate at a restaurant for two hours and went to get on the airplane 45 minutes before the plane was supposed to leave and the spirit gate had been shut early. Spirit announced that they were calling the last boarders as they were shutting the gate and when we walked up they would not let us board the plane. Hence, we miss Lee our flight. No one was willing to help us, or let us on, even though they boarded at the original time and not the delayed time as emailed and there were no other announcements made besides the last one. I have flown Spirit many times, and have always had a bad experience. I will NEVER fly them again!! They have lost my business forever."
Cons: "Delayed. Crew not in communication. Nonchalant crew. Intregrity not restored"
Pros: "I could tell the plane was relatively new because of the details. The crew members were always available and helpful."
Cons: "No room for the legs, no recliners, small restroom. When boarding, 3 people had the same seat, one of the crew members solved the problem because luckily the flight was not a 100% full. 0 entertainment for the 6 hours flight (it was the same plane from FLL to Houston and San Diego) so I had to try and sleep (which was impossible). When I felt thirsty and wanted a cup of water, they told me it was a $3 dollar charge per bottle, I've never been denied water in my whole life, I found it nonsence. Overall, I would never fly Spirit again."
Pros: "The whole experience was absolutely wonderful. I will fly spirit as often as I can for the destinations I fly to. Great service, and very importantly to me, very good to active duty military and veterans. Big thumbs up!"
Pros: "On time. Pleasant service."
Cons: "On time. Pleasant service."
Pros: "Delay five hours, no water, wreck plane, very expensive, disrespectful crew, dirty environment. I cannot find a single good point for this flight, please do not buy a ticket from them."
Cons: "The same situation happened on this trip , too much delay."
Pros: "Easy boarding and accessible prices."
Cons: "The returned flight never made it to the destination and the passenger were forced to take a bus from Vegas to San Diego. Very unpleasant"
Pros: "i stayed on this plane as my flight was a connection that continued to san diego. luckily i asked flight attendant to keep me in mind for an emergency exit seat to allow me more leg room. before we pushed back from the gate she waived me over and i got an seat on the exit row over the wing."
Cons: "most all seats are for short people"
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "You have to pay for EVERYTHING and the seats are cramped. BUT I balance that out with the price."
Pros: "Cheap ticket purchase price"
Cons: "I was charged for carrying on my roll on bag because of its shape. While my brother on the same flight carried on an even larger backpack.But, it was considered a personal item. Also because we did not wish to pay even more to pick our seats, we were assigned the last row on the plane where the fuselage begins to taper towards the tail of a plane. Therefore it there was not nearly enough shoulder room for my brother and me. Overall the discomfort, lackadaisical staff, and shrewd penny-pinching policies insured that I will never fly Spirit Airlines again."
Cons: "Delayed 4 hours"
Pros: "The flight attendants were really nice"
Cons: "The flight attendants were incoherent on the flight back"
Pros: "Started off OK but then we quickly downhill flight was canceled due to fog in San Diego so I never made it onto the plane."
Cons: "Weather delay with fog in San Diego. Not Spirit's fault but they delayed for an hour and a half and then cancel the flight. As they canceled the flight they came around with cards with a number to call to rebook or change your itinerary. I called the number on the car rather than getting right in line at the desk. By the time I got through on the phone it would have been 10 to 15 minutes. They told me that since I was halfway through my return trip they couldn't do anything over the phone. So then I had to get in line and wait. I was the last person served. They offered me a flight to days later at the same time 9:45 PM that was unacceptable so I ask for something else and he somehow turned out they had a Houston Chicago San Diego flight that leaves tomorrow morning at seven. Very disappointed in the handling by the rebooking staff on the phone the gate agents were very friendly but very overworked and stressed. Service manager was there and he put me on a call back on the phone but that didn't help either. Not flying spirit again anytime soon."
Pros: "The flight attendants took care of you and were very pleasant."
Cons: "The customer service was terrible. I was on the phone for three hours with them because they canceled my flight without me knowing and still try to make me pay for a another ticket."
Pros: "The crew on the flight was very nice."
Cons: "Exact same problems with longer delays. W"
Pros: "I liked that they let military board early whether they were in uniform or not...flight attendants were friendly"
Cons: "I didn't like that the seats were so thin and they didn't reclin at all, I barely even had space to move and get comfortable. The tickets were cheap but they made up for the cheap price with baggage prices, they charges for every bag even the carry-ons"
Pros: "Service was excellent"
Cons: "Will recommend spirit to everyone"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "12 hour delay"
Pros: "Cheap ticket price is the only thing they are good for"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "The plane wasn't oversold."
Cons: "I paid for checked baggage, checked in two hours early, at a non-busy airport, with great weather, and still somehow my bag was lost on arrival! Spirit incentivizes checked bags over carry-ons (they are priced cheaper), so in a case like that it's appalling when they can't keep track of a bag on a direct flight! Not flying Spirit anymore, no matter how cheap the ticket looks on Kayak!"
Pros: "I liked the minimalist design of the seats, crew were nice"
Cons: "I hated that we were charged 50$ for a carry on! And then we have to pay for our seats and drinks and everything. I know this is supposed to be low cost but I could have gotten a first class ticket at another airline and much better food and service than this. At the boarding terminal, the lady told me, after I waited in line all afternoon, that I had to go back and get my printed boarding pass from the kiosk. What airline can't print the pass at the desk! When I told her I needed to check my carry on when I purchased a carry on price, she got lazy and wouldn't check it so she printed out my boarding the pass there. Lies! I will never fly this airline again unless they paid me to!"
Pros: "Quick check in with gate agent, she also switched me to a preferred seat (window)"
Cons: "SMALL seats that don't recline. Uncomfortable for any flight over an hour. Not worth it when including so many horrible fees!!"
Pros: "Nothing because I never made it."
Pros: "there was a 2hr delay and boarding was disoragnized"
Pros: "On time and newer plane Airbus A321"
Cons: "Since I didn't pay extra, I got a middle seat. I could barely breathe, but all good!"
Cons: "Delays Seating Space Baggage price Airline No accommodations Canceled flights Bad customer service This airline has messed a lot of people over today. It's unacceptable and you have lost customers"
Pros: "Do better!"
Cons: "Do better!"
Cons: "Lost my luggage, delayed flights due to maintance issues. Horrible seats horrible customer service rude people."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Seats are extra uncomfortable"
Pros: "nothing other than price"
Cons: "everything else"
Pros: "There was (I believe a Russian Flight Attendant) on the way to San Diego and back, and she was full of spunk, personality, friendly and fun!!! She made the difficult time fun."
Cons: "My flight was 2 hours delayed, so I arrived to San Diego at midnight! There was an elderly woman with her grandchild behind me that kept allowing the infant to slam the little metal table into the back of my chair and no flight attendant noticed, though she did it repeatedly and for a LONG TIME! People with children on board should be watched some because they often allow child to play with parts of the plane that are not toys and make other passengers uncomfortable. While I appreciate the prices of the food sold, there could be maybe better selections for a slightly higher price, butt I was relieved you had Ramen. That helped hold me over!!"
Pros: "fast flight"
Cons: "my seat cushion was uncomfortable"
Cons: "Everything else. But most of all, staff attitude - just awful!"
Pros: "it was cheap"
Cons: "delays and upcharge for everything"
Airlines flying from Houston to San Diego 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 Houston to San Diego
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Houston to San Diego
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Houston to San Diego
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Houston to San Diego
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