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Flights Depart from Iowa
Flight Price $189
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Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$189
only
$189
Dubuque
$436
only
$436
Cedar Rapids
$205
only
$205
Waterloo
$436
only
$436
Destination
San Francisco
$189
only
$189
Fri, Apr 19
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 14m
Tue, Apr 23
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
12h 43m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LAS
JAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Staff was good.

Cons: No room to move.

MCO
PVD
Good 7.0

Pros: Great crew

Cons: Seats don’t recline. Lots of chop!

MCO
GRR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was on time and very smooth. We departed and arrived right on time as well!

Cons: The seats were somewhat cramped and a bit uncomfortable.

TPA
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Customer service

SLC
DEN
Okay 5.0

Cons: The frontier flight is affordable but then you get charged for every little thing like both a checked bag and even a carry-on bag. They didn’t offer a drink of soda for free

Sat, May 18
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
6h 44m
Mon, May 20
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
7h 17m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,444 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
NAS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was pretty good.

Cons: Wish they offered better snack options but I’m not complaining

DEN
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Attendants were wonderful!

Cons: Baggage claim time - but that's a Philly issue.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: It was a united operated flight with a united airplane and crew. Seats and space were much more comfortable.

Cons: Better food options, better quality snacks.

SFO
OGG
Okay 5.6

Cons: THE TEMPERATURE WAS FREEZING. THE COLDEST FLIGHT IVE EVER BEEN ON AND IVE BEEN ON A LOT. IT FELT LIKE IT WAS 30-40 DEFGREES.

IAH
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Overall really outstanding. I’m not a United flyer and think I’m going to be. One thing...like when you get free texting. Just flew Alaskan Air and they had that. Really good.

Tue, Jun 4
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
8h 39m
Mon, Jun 10
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
7h 59m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,575 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SEA
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was a nice flight. No troubles

Cons: Nothing

MEM
MSP
Good 7.3

Cons: I booked a business class ticket through klm, but it was a delta code share flight. Delta was unable to locate me in their system, and I had to contact klm myself to straighten it out.

YYZ
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I liked the touch screen displays in each headrest. Seats and leg room comfortable

Cons: Boarding was somewhat unorganized

AMS
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good seating, great food, good service.

SLC
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: Nice new seats

Cons: Was too warm inside the plane. Boarding address was mobbed and not very well managed

Fri, Apr 19
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 14m
Tue, Apr 23
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
6h 14m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DSM
PHX
Okay 5.6

Pros: The staff was excellent and the boarding process was quick and smooth. While the flight was delayed, staff really did a great job moving everyone along quickly and safely.

Cons: This was my first time flying Frontier. The flight was 2 and 1/2 hours delayed. While the boarding process was quick, the delay really put a damper on the flight. Seats were very uncomfortabe and seemed smaller than other airlines I have traveled more frequently. The carpet had gum all over it.

PHX
RSW
Okay 4.8

Pros: The crew was nice and boarding was easy. The plane was on-time. That was the only good things. Seats didn't recline and there was very little leg room.

Cons: Don't be fooled by the cheap price unless you plan to bring no luggage or pick your seat. After getting charged for each piece of luggage plus carry on and choosing our seat the price was much higher than it would have cost had we gone with another airline that included these items. Disappointing.

MIA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed Baggage took 45 min to arrive

SFO
ATL
Okay 5.6

Cons: No wifi, no tvs or media, all food and drinks are for-pay

MCO
PVD
Good 7.0

Pros: Great crew

Cons: Seats don’t recline. Lots of chop!

Sat, May 4
ALO
Waterloo
SFO
San Francisco
8h 24m
Wed, May 8
SFO
San Francisco
ALO
Waterloo
9h 19m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 37,753 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
ORD
SJD
Okay 4.8

Pros: Crew was friendly.

Cons: 4.5 hour flight to international destination and no meal provided. As usual, if you want a snack pay more. Slow chaotic boarding.

BNA
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing-never made it.

Cons: 3 flight cancellations.

LAX
LAS
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was very nice

Cons: No drunk option other than orange juice or water, and orange juice gives me heartburn so more options necessary

PHX
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Well organized loading, consistent beverage service

PDX
PHX
Good 7.2

Pros: The free movie

Sun, May 5
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
16h 37m
Fri, May 10
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
14h 49m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,411 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
CLE
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: The trip was amazing. Our flight attendant Sonia was wonderful!

SEA
DEN
Okay 4.6

Cons: You get what you pay for with frontier.

DEN
TPA
Okay 4.3

Cons: More space to breath. More comfortable seats.

MSY
SAT
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Crew was friendly and fun! Quick boarding!

Cons: Seats are not that comfortable.

PBI
TTN
Good 6.0

Cons: I paid $108.00 in advance to reserve my two seats each way. $27 each way per person. I made it clear that I wanted an aisle and window seat each way. I was told that I was given this but I received a window and middle seat. Could not change last minute.

Wed, Jun 12
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
9h 07m
Tue, Jun 18
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
7h 59m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,575 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LGA
MIA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was very attentive and friendly

Cons: Boarding could be better.

DEN
SEA
Good 7.0

Pros: On time flight, bag made it, great price, can’t complain.

Cons: Seat pretty tight for an average size adult man. No inflight phone charger.

CVG
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was very professional. Seat uncomfortable. No entertainment. did get water or coffee.

Cons: Comfort

LAS
SLC
Okay 5.0

Cons: At least free water

YYZ
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I liked the touch screen displays in each headrest. Seats and leg room comfortable

Cons: Boarding was somewhat unorganized

Sat, Aug 17
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 32m
Wed, Aug 21
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
6h 26m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,444 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
ORD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Cons: Flight departed late

LAX
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Some of the a/c power outlets did not work

MRY
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Safety of the flight, the route

Cons: The remote for the AV was so torn. I coukdnt even use it

EWR
ZRH
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 1.5 delay and no help offered to make my connection and not miss it.

GSP
EWR
Okay 4.6

Pros: It was a very old and TINY plane.

Cons: Newer and atleast a midsize plane.

Wed, Jul 31
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
6h 59m
Tue, Aug 6
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
7h 49m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,575 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
ATL
SJO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent.

BRU
JFK
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Healthier snacks instead of just candy and cookies... an apple for example would be great.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delta always does a superior job - domestically and internationally!

BGR
LGA
Okay 4.0

Cons: If it had left on time Waited 3 hours at the airport

MCI
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Cons: If there could have been some sort of service at DTW to take customers to the gate of their connecting flight, for cases of really short time window of course, it’d be extremely helpful.

Sun, May 5
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
16h 37m
Tue, May 7
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
15h 08m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,411 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
MCO
ONT
Good 7.2

Cons: Entertainment on long flight

DEN
TPA
Okay 4.3

Cons: More space to breath. More comfortable seats.

STL
DEN
Okay 4.3

Pros: Crew was very nice and welcoming.

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable and tight, and you can’t even get a soda without paying $3. No in flight entertainment which didn’t matter much to me but other people I’m sure would have liked something for a 2 + hour flight.

MCO
DEN
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: 2 hour delay because pilot missed connecting flight...also Stewart literally bumped me 6 times going back and forth without apologizing out trying to stop hitting me. Took a lot for me not to say anything as I know this is tight corridors, but I was unable to sleep on my flight due to the Stewart

GRR
MCO
Excellent 9.0

Cons: All was good. Nice easy trip!

Tue, Jul 30
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
5h 15m
Fri, Aug 2
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
9h 40m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,444 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
AUA
EWR
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Even with basic economy we were able to get our belongings in the overhead bin, preserving legroom

Cons: The seats were cosmically uncomfortable. Even with a window seat there was no way to get comfortable in the seat.

RIC
ORD
Excellent 9.2

Pros: ANA Chicago to Tokyo was so awesome. Crew is super courteous and polite. Food is good even economy class. Good headphones were already in front of the seats. ANA is the one that you want to fly!

SFO
LHR
Good 7.2

Pros: The crew and the food was good.

Cons: Flight was delayed and one of our bags was left in London.

LAX
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Some of the a/c power outlets did not work

PDX
IAH
Good 7.2

Cons: Nothing extra but great crew. The seats on the new plane barely recline so that’s a bit annoying but overall a good experience for an airline that doesn’t have the best reputation

Fri, Sep 20
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
12h 33m
Tue, Sep 24
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
5h 57m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 23,575 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
CDG
MSP
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Excellent cabin crew!

Cons: Boarding on time and announcing changes to the bowrding schedule instead of leaving customers guessing.

CHS
ATL
Okay 5.0

Cons: I had window seats on all flights and was boarded after those in middle/aisle seats 3 out of 4 times. Less legroom in the cheap seats. High whining pitch on speaker during announcements on last leg.

LGA
SRQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Didn’t like security. They were rude

Cons: Security

RDU
LGA
Good 6.0

Cons: Too much delay - departure was planned on March 15 @ 7 pm and take off happened on March 16 @ 12pm - a complete failure!!!!

PBI
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great.

Tue, Aug 6
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 42m
Mon, Aug 12
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
5h 40m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,444 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAH
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Overall really outstanding. I’m not a United flyer and think I’m going to be. One thing...like when you get free texting. Just flew Alaskan Air and they had that. Really good.

GUM
YAP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Empty flight- every passenger could have had their own row! Excellent piloting through a rough approach on a short landing.

Cons: The weather upon arrival- uncontrollable. So, nothing else about this flight could have been better.

NAS
EWR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was great. Food was ok. Seats were nice

Cons: It was good. I’m satisfied

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: It was a united operated flight with a united airplane and crew. Seats and space were much more comfortable.

Cons: Better food options, better quality snacks.

SFO
BOS
Okay 5.6

Cons: Flight was delayed. Reasons not given . Did not see enough of the crew to evaluate.

Thu, Jun 6
DBQ
Dubuque
SFO
San Francisco
18h 37m
Sat, Jun 15
SFO
San Francisco
DBQ
Dubuque
9h 32m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 37,753 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
MSP
ORD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Equipment was adequate. I liked the on board emergency instructions!

Cons: Boarding was chaotic—no lines, just a mass of people all trying to get to the same place.The crew did their job but weren’t particularly friendly.

LGA
DFW
Okay 5.2

Cons: Entertainment system for myself and my wife failed after an hour.

EGE
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Leg room

DFW
RNO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed

DCA
ORD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Nice seating

Cons: They asked who would give there seat up for 600$ future flight credit and The first two people could be eligible. They ignored me (who was first) for a white couple who Came after me, and they got chosen and got the flight credit, but I was as clearly first. So I think it was more of a racist matter

Sat, Jun 8
ALO
Waterloo
SFO
San Francisco
13h 04m
Wed, Jun 12
SFO
San Francisco
ALO
Waterloo
10h 21m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 37,753 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
DFW
DCA
Good 6.3

Cons: Two hour delayed.

DCA
JFK
Okay 5.3

Pros: It was 3 hours delayed

Cons: Fly in time

CMH
DFW
Okay 4.0

Pros: The staff was fantastic. Very helpful.

Cons: Flight was delayed twice causing us to miss our layover. The only way they initially could correct the issue was by booking us a flight 5 days later. Finally found a helpful person at the gate after calling American Airlines and getting no help. We lost day of our trip, but it’s better than 5.

PIT
PHX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Flight delayed 2hrs - but no fault of the airline.

MIA
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment available excellent

Cons: Seating space seems to narrow

Thu, Apr 25
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
7h 41m
Sat, Apr 27
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
17h 10m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,496 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
BOI
SFO
Good 6.4

Pros: Yes, crew were great, seat was okay

Cons: Have life vests on board for the crew, was delayed over 2 1/2 hours on run way!

SFO
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Leaving on time

MRY
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Safety of the flight, the route

Cons: The remote for the AV was so torn. I coukdnt even use it

IAH
DCA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: There was a very strong smell of urine in the back of the plane. Unfortunately, I was in the last row (38F). They (IAH) should offer TSA precheck after customs in the "connecting flights" area.

EWR
MUC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was friendly, food was delicious and flight was nice and smooth!

Fri, Mar 29
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 14m
Sun, Mar 31
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
14h 56m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
PVD
TPA
Good 7.0

Pros: Nice ride. Nice crew!

Cons: Nothing

MCO
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was good

Cons: For the price I won’t complain

DEN
TPA
Okay 4.3

Cons: More space to breath. More comfortable seats.

DEN
PHL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Better chairs

Cons: More leg room

CLE
PHX
Good 6.0

Cons: Getting off the plane ( We were stuck on the plane for at least 1 hour and twenty min. )

Wed, Jul 24
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
8h 09m
Sat, Aug 3
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
8h 41m
Trip: 11 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 37,736 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Cons: We had a good trip

DFW
BOS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: on time; new plane with entertainment system on the seat

Cons: seat was not clean

ORD
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was really nice. So were the meals

BNA
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing-never made it.

Cons: 3 flight cancellations.

MIA
EYW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing the flight was great and very fast.

Fri, Jun 14
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 42m
Sat, Jun 15
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
7h 25m
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,444 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: The plane

NRT
IAD
Okay 5.6

Cons: Not a broken chair, brighter display screen

IAH
OKC
Okay 5.2

Cons: Flight crew did nothing ..... nothing!

CID
DEN
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Very turbulent day.

ZRH
EWR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: It was a united operated flight with a united airplane and crew. Seats and space were much more comfortable.

Cons: Better food options, better quality snacks.

Wed, Sep 18
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
8h 43m
Wed, Oct 2
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
8h 44m
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 37,736 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
DFW
SHV
Good 6.5

Cons: The flight was delayed twice and ended up arriving hours after schedule. I get sometimes this happens. I was frustrated bc we were boarded and seated, ready to taxi with no pilot! It took another 30 minutes to get one! I realize when flights are late there are ripple effects but this was excessive.

EGE
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Leg room

DFW
DCA
Good 6.3

Cons: Two hour delayed.

MAD
JFK
Okay 4.6

Pros: The crew was good

Cons: More space in coach between seats

MIA
SFO
Okay 4.0

Cons: Plane was changed, lost all upgrades and assigned a random seat. One of the flight attendant had poor customer skills, was just rude overall.

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