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Flights Depart from Iowa
Flight Price $220
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Airports
Origin
Des Moines
$272
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$272
Dubuque
$436
only
$436
Cedar Rapids
$220
only
$220
Sioux City
$350
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$350
Waterloo
$571
only
$571
Destination
San Francisco
$220
only
$220
Tue, Aug 20
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
9h 17m
Tue, Aug 27
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
20h 44m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,779 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
ATL
LGA
Okay 5.0

Pros: That it was a quick flight

Cons: If they didn’t charge for a snack or a soda after all the money that you spent

MKE
DEN
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew kept us updated on everything.

Cons: No complimentary food or drink. Seat was small and tight.

SAT
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: My flight got delayed

SEA
DEN
Good 7.6

Cons: No entertainment and lots of misc charges for amenities. But flight is cheap and free military bags is great.

TTN
ORD
Okay 4.8

Pros: 4 hour delay at Trenton airport

Cons: Customer service by Frontier at Trenton was horrendous. I never got a text or call or email about the delay. Wasted 5 hours of my day and took aaay one of the two nights my fiancé and I had to see it.

Sat, Oct 12
SUX
Sioux City Sioux Gateway
SFO
San Francisco
7h 07m
Sat, Oct 19
SFO
San Francisco
SUX
Sioux City Sioux Gateway
6h 50m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 38,936 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
DFW
RSW
Good 7.6

Cons: No delay Ability to connect wireless headphones

PUJ
CLT
Good 6.3

Pros: The airplane was clean and spacious

Cons: Improve the snacks and the crew attitude

JFK
DFW
Good 6.3

Cons: No headphones and wifi was impossible

DFW
ICT
Good 6.0

Pros: n/a

Cons: Speaker volume was too high.

PHX
SEA
Good 6.6

Cons: It was very hot on the plane.

Tue, Jul 23
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
8h 52m
Tue, Jul 30
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
8h 08m
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 24,698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
BKK
ICN
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Comfort plus seats on final leg did not appear to be different than main cabin

SEA
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: They cared for the passengers, helped me with my baby’s bag

Cons: Nothing @ this time

RSW
LGA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delta comfort works especially for one who is handicapped

JFK
DCA
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: It took longer to get from nyc to dc that it did Venice to NYC. Horrible....got home at 2am

AMS
MSP
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Customs when we arrived in MPLS. Around 300 people get off the plane and they have 1 TSA agent checking passports. Terrible staffing and management on their part. Pretty sad!

Sun, Jul 14
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 32m
Tue, Jul 16
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
14h 54m
Trip: 3 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 63,494 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
CUN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: 2+ hours on the tarmac. Crew was clueless. Did not take care of passengers and shut down air to “save fuel”. Another 20+ minutes on tarmac at destination. Delay cost me a bit of money. TSA removed bubble wrap from fragile items and did not replace- every souvenir I bought was smashed.

Cons: Never fly United. Ever.

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: No the crew were not very friendly at all. I was not greeted with a smile at all. My seating was horrible, I unfortunately was seated in the last row, beside the washroom. My seat would not recline. I will never locate my seat at the rear again, total claustrophobia.

Cons: do not take the rear seat in a small airplane ever.

SAN
EWR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: On plane staff was very pleasant!!

Cons: Too long of a flight delay!!!!

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Pros: Flight was cancelled and we missed our connecting flight to Milan

Cons: Make sure there is a regular maintenance schedule

POS
EWR
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and courteous

Cons: The seats

Tue, Sep 17
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
22h 55m
Fri, Sep 27
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
16h 04m
Trip: 11 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,779 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
TPA
ORD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Cheap prices

ATL
MCO
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Offering free beverages or something

DEN
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew did a great job.

Cons: Seats don’t decline at all and are not comfortable at all.

DEN
ELP
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Simple and more affordable

Cons: To know if water had to be purchased or if it was free.

CVG
DEN
Mediocre 2.8

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Offer free beverages, and snacks. Enlarge trays. Mandatory customer care classes for your staff.

Wed, Aug 7
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
7h 50m
Tue, Aug 13
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
14h 50m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,779 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DEN
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew did a great job.

Cons: Seats don’t decline at all and are not comfortable at all.

DEN
ATL
Good 6.4

Pros: Seat - non-adjustable. Hard but survivable for 3 hours. A320 equip

Cons: Time of day was not good - but you can't control THAT. Roudy passengers (group of 3 men in 20's) behind us - musta be (legal in Colorado) 'chemically enhanced' - uncomfortably LOUD.

MKE
DEN
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew kept us updated on everything.

Cons: No complimentary food or drink. Seat was small and tight.

DEN
BUF
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The ground crew was rude, the desk people were even less helpful and acted like I was a burden to them by asking qurstions

Cons: Frontier could have sucked less

BNA
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Charged me 300 dollars for CARRY ON BAGS for all 3 ticketed passengers! On top of what I paid for the tickets! Complete SCAM!

Cons: Not Charge me 300 dollars for CARRY ON BAGS for all 3 ticketed passengers! On top of what I paid for the tickets! Complete SCAM!

Wed, Aug 14
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 26m
Sun, Aug 18
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
20h 36m
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
MIA
LGA
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: No water or drinks were offered. Boarding was a nightmare. Only one of three kiosks worked.

DEN
BWI
Good 7.5

Cons: Crew pretty lazy.. sat most of flight talking

DEN
BDL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Being on time, giving free snacks/beverages, communication

MCO
DEN
Excellent 9.0

Pros: quick and easy boarding and disembarking, great pricing

Cons: reclining seats

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Cheap prices

Sat, Jul 13
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
7h 01m
Wed, Jul 17
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
8h 08m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 24,698 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
AMS
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: top notch KLM are the best

FLL
LGA
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats are comfortable, crew was great, overall a smooth flight

Cons: The fact that airlines are trying to charge for every little add-on is pretty annoying. 2 dollars for headphones? Don't even get me started with their snack boxes...

AMS
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great. Always attentive to needs of the passengers.

Cons: Can't really think of anything unless you can shorten the flight!?!

PHX
MSP
Good 6.3

Pros: Grateful Delta still has drink and snack service. Also grateful to still be able to bring a carry on on board. Good movie selections.

ATL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice crew

Cons: Delta always delivers!

Mon, Jun 17
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
23h 44m
Tue, Jun 25
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
19h 59m
Trip: 9 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
ATL
MCO
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Offering free beverages or something

DEN
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight was smooth just a nice flight.

Cons: Not really sure of anything.

RDU
SJU
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Boarding

DFW
DEN
Good 6.6

Cons: Not charging for every single thing. Don’t like the smaller arm rest as it allowed even less space to keep the person next to me from touching me.

DEN
TPA
Good 6.0

Cons: Seats make it impossible to sleep

Tue, Nov 19
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 54m
Tue, Nov 26
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
8h 04m
Trip: 8 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 63,494 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
GVA
IAD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew were great but the inability to elevate your legs for such a long journey wasn’t too comfortable

Cons: The ability to elevate your legs

IAD
ORD
Good 7.6

Cons: Better snacks & more legroom

ORD
NRT
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: I got to Taipei in 1 piece

Cons: Just can’t beat Asian or mid western carriers for courtesy

FRA
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Plenty of food and snacks, but the food was just ok.

Cons: Took about 45 minutes after the doors were closed to finally take off. Busy runway I guess.

CDG
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Entertainment selection was nice. Amount of meals was also great.

Cons: Meal service could have been closer together. We went 8 hours between meals.

Tue, Aug 6
DBQ
Dubuque
SFO
San Francisco
8h 29m
Sat, Aug 10
SFO
San Francisco
DBQ
Dubuque
9h 22m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 38,963 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SAT
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Attentive crew, generous drinks

Cons: I am not crazy about this plane. I had flat beds, but the ones that face each other in an awkwardly intimate way. Also miss the places to store the things I might need/want on the flight. All I had was the little drawer.

ORD
LHR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Seat assignment process was great and considerate of my preferences.

Cons: If AA could fix its luggage handling process that would be great. BOTH (!) of my bags have been lost on this flight. Both have been eventually located, recovered and delivered to me, but experience was not pleasant this time.

DUB
CLT
Okay 5.3

Cons: The sound didn't work on my entire row for the in flight entertainment; it made for a long flight.

IAD
DFW
Good 6.0

Cons: Speaker volume was too high.

JFK
CLT
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Quick f playing AA

Cons: Everything

Mon, Jun 17
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
23h 44m
Sun, Jun 23
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
14h 53m
Trip: 7 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
DEN
DSM
Good 6.5

Cons: Flight was delayed several times

DTW
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Lower the price for a carry on. Flight crew was very friendly.

SLC
DEN
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: Checked bag did not arrive. This happened because the crew was 30 minutes late receiving the SLC to DEN flight. What should have been a 60 minute layover became 30 and the bags did not make it to the connecting flight. This also prevented us from buying food in Denver for the final leg.

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Cheap prices

RSW
PHL
Good 6.8

Pros: Frontier is well priced.

Cons: Frontier flights are rarely on time. The chairs are very uncomfortable, they feel like lawn chairs.

Tue, Jul 9
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
6h 49m
Fri, Jul 12
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
9h 22m
Trip: 4 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 63,494 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
ORD
NRT
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: I got to Taipei in 1 piece

Cons: Just can’t beat Asian or mid western carriers for courtesy

ORD
SAN
Good 6.6

Pros: The crew was great

Cons: Better food options. Back to the way it used to be.

CDG
SFO
Good 7.3

Pros: Entertainment selection was nice. Amount of meals was also great.

Cons: Meal service could have been closer together. We went 8 hours between meals.

ORD
BHM
Okay 4.6

Cons: We had a 3 hour delay.

IAH
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The transfer was not realistic, and I would have missed my flight. To cancel was more expensive than to buy a new ticket. Disgusting

Wed, Aug 28
DBQ
Dubuque
SFO
San Francisco
8h 29m
Sat, Aug 31
SFO
San Francisco
DBQ
Dubuque
8h 28m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 38,963 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
MUC
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew! Comfortable seats!

Cons: N/A

LGA
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Скорость

Cons: Сиденья хуйня

GSO
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On times and good service - half-empty plane.

CLT
HHH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It was quick, on time.

Cons: Beverage service did not exist.

SJD
PHX
Good 6.0

Cons: It wasn’t temperature balanced. Cold then hot hot.

Mon, Jul 29
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
23h 35m
Tue, Aug 6
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
20h 08m
Trip: 9 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
DEN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was amazing and cheerful considering the 2 hour delay and that is was so early in the morning

Cons: The communication was non existent. We started to board then suddenly the crew shut the door and everyone disappeared for 2 hours. We were left wondering what was going on and there was no one to ask!!! No updates on the apps just that our flight was boarding at a time well past

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Cheap prices

LAS
STL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Landing was perfect!

SAT
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Cons: My flight got delayed

LAX
MCO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: crew was great, quick on and off plane, great ticket price

Cons: reclining seats on flights over 3 hours

Wed, Aug 21
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 26m
Tue, Aug 27
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
8h 44m
Trip: 7 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
MCO
SAT
Excellent 10.0

Cons: My flight got delayed

TTN
MCO
Good 6.0

Pros: Since our flight was delayed since 3:23 to 11:30pm, due to mechanical issues and other stuff outside of their control, the stewardesses gave us free drinks and snacks

Cons: I will definitely bring a shoulder pillow next time I fly with Fronteir. Their seats don't recline and they are not padded for longer flights.

DCA
DEN
Okay 5.0

Cons: Flight attendants were mediocre.. not very nice and did minimal to get service done

DEN
STL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: The flight was delayed and seats suck

Cons: Everything.

DEN
PHX
Okay 4.0

Cons: The plane was cramped and uncomfortable. I also don’t like all the additional baggage fees tacked on to the original ticket price. I didn’t expect that when i first bought the tickets.

Tue, Oct 8
CID
Cedar Rapids
SFO
San Francisco
16h 37m
Tue, Oct 15
SFO
San Francisco
CID
Cedar Rapids
6h 00m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 37,779 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
SEA
DEN
Good 7.6

Cons: No entertainment and lots of misc charges for amenities. But flight is cheap and free military bags is great.

LFT
DEN
Okay 4.5

Pros: Attendants where friendly and helpful

Cons: Plane had maintenance issues and was 4 hrs late. But they did send me a $75 travel voucher

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Cheap prices

DCA
DEN
Okay 5.0

Cons: Flight attendants were mediocre.. not very nice and did minimal to get service done

CVG
DEN
Mediocre 2.8

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Offer free beverages, and snacks. Enlarge trays. Mandatory customer care classes for your staff.

Wed, Jun 12
ALO
Waterloo
SFO
San Francisco
9h 23m
Sun, Jun 16
SFO
San Francisco
ALO
Waterloo
10h 55m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 38,936 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
JFK
CLT
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Quick f playing AA

Cons: Everything

PHL
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Everything was about average, nothing amazing, nothing bad

Cons: The WiFi could have worked better not have been so expensive

ORF
MIA
Good 7.3

Pros: Excellent seats and early arrival

Cons: Lack of food choices or entertainment

PHX
MCO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was very nice.

Cons: More room in seat

PVR
DFW
Good 6.3

Pros: Even in economy, the seats were actually OK (room + comfort)

Cons: LATE. Fortunately because BOTH flights were late, no problems with connecting.

Sat, Nov 9
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 30m
Tue, Nov 12
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
6h 26m
Trip: 4 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
DEN
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Absolutely nothing!

Cons: Acted like a professional airline company!

CVG
MSP
Good 7.0

Cons: Complimentary Soda...

DEN
DSM
Good 6.5

Cons: Flight was delayed several times

LAS
CVG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Communication on why the flight was delayed twice and a notice before it was time to board the plane would have been great! Horrible experience!

DEN
BWI
Good 7.5

Cons: Crew pretty lazy.. sat most of flight talking

Wed, Sep 18
DSM
Des Moines
SFO
San Francisco
7h 30m
Thu, Sep 19
SFO
San Francisco
DSM
Des Moines
14h 43m
Trip: 2 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
TPA
ORD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Cheap prices

RDU
DEN
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was amazing and the communication was great. The flight was not bad and was handled well

Cons: The seats were less padded than expected but were surprisingly bigger. They don’t recline. I brought my own “padding” and slept through the flight

DEN
BUF
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The ground crew was rude, the desk people were even less helpful and acted like I was a burden to them by asking qurstions

Cons: Frontier could have sucked less

DEN
PHX
Okay 4.0

Cons: The plane was cramped and uncomfortable. I also don’t like all the additional baggage fees tacked on to the original ticket price. I didn’t expect that when i first bought the tickets.

MCO
SAT
Excellent 10.0

Cons: My flight got delayed

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