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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 14% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$266(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$123or less

Good deal one-way

$78or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to California

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Kansas City to California for the following prices or less: to Los Angeles $78 one-way - $123 round-trip, to San Diego $114 one-way - $183 round-trip, to San Francisco $137 one-way - $217 round-trip
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November and December. The cheapest month to fly to California is August.
  • Morning departure is around 37% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Kansas City to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,353 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "yes"
Cons: "Lost baggage in Kathmundu"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Value of purchase was great"
Cons: "Food options"

Cons: "Sold out of all meals, only snacks left, before reaching my row."

Pros: "very attentive crews."

Cons: "Pilots were 50 mins late"

Pros: "good food and good movie selection."

Pros: "Seating choice"
Cons: "Boarding wasn't as bad as Delta... god they suck"

Pros: "Boarding and special request was excellent. We requested wheel chair for my mother and it was waiting at each arrival."

Cons: "Timeliness"

Cons: "The staff was exceptionally kind and understanding"

Cons: "When we landed we sat on the tarmac for over 30 minutes when they said 10 minutes."

Pros: "People were friendly and super helpful."

Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Blankets"

Cons: "2 hours late, with no response as to why."

Cons: "None"

Cons: "Nothing, all was perfect!"

Cons: "Everything."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "My cabin bag has been misplaced and I siding receive the same."

Cons: "delays on both departure and arrival mobile boarding pass system did not work."

Pros: "Everything went smooth and was great besides the boarding."
Cons: "Boarding seemed to take quite quite awhile, not sure what the deal was but once we were boarded they kicked it into high gear"

Pros: "New and clean aircraft."
Cons: "Very few movies available. Huge delay to get off ground."

Pros: "I did not like anything. The worst experience. I checked in through your site and got 11F seat which was changed when I took boarding card at airport to 32F. Later I came to know that they sold my seat even after my check in. So pathetic behavior. Never recommend this airline. They should learn from some of the Asian airlines."

Pros: "Great airline delayed 2 hours because of a new paint job on the plane. Sat on the runway in sfo"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "It was all good."

Cons: "My luggages was not come at the destination. We don’t have clothes to changes for 2 days."

Cons: "No soft drinks. Really."

Cons: "the person nwxt to me was hesitant to stand ip when I wanted to go bathroom. Ither than that I lived it. Attendants were super nice which makes experience different."

Cons: "No comfort given to passengers despite 2.5 hr delay in leaving and another 1 hr on the ground after landing"

Pros: "Partnership with Virgin. Drink orders."
Cons: "boarding process didn’t go by the script and was a mess"

Pros: "Everything was easy and normal. I felt everyone was treated well."

Cons: "At boarding, when overhead bins are full, you cannot force passengers to check their bags if they had planned not to. I was in a rush when I land and because it was delayed too I did not want to also have to wait for my bag at baggage claim. I was completely late to an event I was to be at."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Bathroom was disgusting, there wasn’t a trash so people threw their hand towels on the floor."

Cons: "Snotty steward in the back. Not pleasant."

Cons: "Reading lights did not work. Fortunately I could move"

Pros: "Everyone is so helpful and cheery"

Pros: "The boarding process. The take off and the landing were great."
Cons: "Not enough room between passengers. Especially when you do not know the person next to you. More elbow room would be great. This is for the general seating. The isles are narrow too."

Pros: "Pleasant staff"

Cons: "Everything!!!"

Pros: "Team very nice and polite."
Cons: "All the airplanes should have screens"

Pros: "The extra seat next to me."
Cons: "The fact that my baggage got left in Portland."

Pros: "normal."
Cons: "."

Pros: "Free wine"

Pros: "No delay, nice n comfortable"

Cons: "The lady on the kiosk this morning was annoyingly rude."

Cons: "Had a very muggy gross smell in there."

Pros: "More travel miles with AA CC MEMBERSHIP"

Pros: "Crew were friendlier than many other airlines"

Pros: "Never went on the flight."
Cons: "Awful customer service"

Pros: "Highly attentive crew, extremely helpful, made a bad day bearable"

Cons: "Wifi was completely useless. I prefer to pay to get simething."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Snacks"

Pros: "Everything! Thank you"
Cons: "Nothing. Thanks"

Cons: "Again, make sure to note conspicuously that luggage price is not included."

Cons: "It was canceled"

Pros: "Each employee on the plane was nice."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Lots of movies to choose from."
Cons: "Delays out of MCI and late arrival, no hope for a decent seat on HNL leg, couldn't sit with husband, huge smelly seat mate, used up 10,000 miles on my account and paid higher price than current ticket price, middle seats, not happy"

Pros: "I am usually happy with Delta."
Cons: "Huge smelly person invading my space. Disgusted by his hot sweat on my leg. Used up 10,000 miles and paid too much (watched the fare go down several hundred dollars) and ended up with a middle seat. Not happy."

Pros: "Loved the plane, people and timeliness"

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

Pros: "Crew were ok. Not that comfortable."
Cons: "seat need to be more comfortable"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing, keep at it"

Cons: "Everything was perfect!"

Cons: "N-S"

Cons: "Have to call out the delta lounge...excellent and healthy. My experience was outstanding. Thanks Delta"

Pros: "Informative communications during delay"
Cons: "Rushing to board resulting in bad customer service during boarding"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Baggage was at carousel before we were, a first."
Cons: "Everything was fine."

Pros: "Operated by Delta so great!"

Pros: "Excellent Service."

Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "We boarded late, then sat in a hot plane for an ester 30-40 mins because the route got cancelled. They wouldn’t serve us beverages while it was so hot inside. We landed over 49 mins later into Lax"

Pros: "on time"

Cons: "The airplane was freezing cold. I had on a sweater and jacket and was unbearably cold. The entire plane was miserable. There weren’t any blankets either...this is not the"

Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"

Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"

Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"

Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"

Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."

Pros: "Friendly people and clean plane"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, I hope it shows up shortly"

Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "All I need to say."

Cons: "Late and missed my international connection"

Pros: "Boarding was easy. Wifi was available and we got some snacks. Paid extra to sit in roomier coach, was worth it."
Cons: "Still pretty cramped, not the crews fault. Would've been better with the seat back screens"

Cons: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"

Cons: "Delay from Seattle to pasco."

Pros: "Really liked the plan"

Pros: "Unlimited snacks and drinks..."
Cons: "The mediocre upgrade."

Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."

Pros: "Everything from boarding, service, arrival time and deplaining was smooth"

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "No free meals."

Cons: "Perfect"

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "I downloaded the app and followed the directions to watch a movie but when I got on board I host the connection and not get back in . It would not allow me to download anything"

Cons: "No alcohol was available"

Cons: "Better snacks"

Pros: "I was on time"
Cons: "Compensation for your mistakes"

Pros: "Help with check-in"
Cons: "More friendly staff on airplane"

Cons: "Seemed disorganized getting on"

Cons: "Incredibly cramped airplane"

Pros: "The meals on Japan Airlines (JAL) were delicious!"
Cons: "Fukuoka and Narita airports had terminals that weren’t connected by a train or even an indoor path. It was covered but it was cold in Narita and Fukuoka required a slow shuttle."

Pros: "Trip was wonderful."

Pros: "The flight attendants were able to find a place for my carry-on luggage when the overhead bins were filling up. I got a seat with extra leg room by chance (without having to pay the extra fees)."
Cons: "There are no snacks served on the flight. The Philadelphia Airport was overcrowded. There was hardly any room to navigate and there was a long line at nearly every women's bathroom."

Cons: "Had to buy another ticket"

Pros: "The whole experience was stress free and comfortable."

Cons: "It was canceled and our trip has been delayed a day."

Pros: "On time. No delays. Smooth landing"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "Delay in boarding was over an hour"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I have flown this airline many times and never once have we ever taken off on time. We left 2 and a half hours late and the people that work for them are grumps all the time. Never flying them again."

Cons: "difficult connecting to wifi."

Pros: "On time, non stop"
Cons: "New higher prices for less service."

Cons: "The crew was rude."

Pros: "Finish currently use were the most courteous and caring I ever was serviced by."
Cons: "Not much to recall"

Pros: "An open seat next to me"
Cons: "Turbulence"

Pros: "Everything was great!"

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Numerous delays."

Cons: "The check in process at JFK was a disaster. The kiosk check in machines were constantly malfunctioning, where to line up was unclear, and staff acted frustrated. After several failed attempts with the kiosks you have to wait in line to check in at the counter anyways. It would have saved almost an hour of my time to just go straight to the counter-- had I been allowed to. I wanted to check a bag which contained some fragile items. Several bottles of wine which I wrapped in bubble wrap and cushioned with my packed clothes. I requested a "Fragile" sticker to be put on my bag. I was told "We don't do that here". So I asked if they handle ALL bags with extreme care and I was laughed at and told to go on my way. When I got my bag at my destination-- the outside of my leather suitcase was sliced to the lining. There were scuff marks and torn leather. My wine had been completely shattered. Not just a crack in the bottle, but flattened completely. My clothes were stained, my bag ruined. I don't know if putting a fragile sticker on would have prevented this, but I don't understand why they just "don't do that". We are trusting our property to the airline when we check bags. I will never trust American Airlines ever again. They don't want to know if I have anything fragile, and they don't care when I tell them."

Pros: "Quick and easy thanks"

Pros: "Sittings on the tarmac for 90 minutes no airs no waters. 114 degrees"
Cons: "The very least employees should offer customer some waters to cool of"

Pros: "Everything was on time and great."
Cons: "Ever thing was fine."

Pros: "Staff on the plane was pleasant."
Cons: "When I checked in I wasn't given a seat assignment. I had to wait until I got to the gate."

Pros: "Ok boarding, ok service, ok flight"
Cons: "We were delayed for about 1hr without any explanation or apology. Thank goodness i didn't have a connecting flight."

Pros: "On time. Friendly."

Pros: "Well organised"

Pros: "Roomy aisle seat"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "No much"
Cons: "Aircraft is small, boarding is a mad dash to the plane"

Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Dirty plane. DIFFICULTY hearing which baggage kiosk to use. Should have a board with postings"

Cons: "Took my bag for no reason, I flew there with it."

Pros: "They were able to use the electronic boarding pass through the app which is nice. Boarding was really quick."
Cons: "The overhead bins didn't have enough space for carry on for everybody flying."

Pros: "Friendly service"

Cons: "Missed Connection."

Pros: "Great service!"

Pros: "No issues. The whole trip went well."
Cons: "The little lady sitting next to me took my seat but it just let her have the window seat because she could not speak english"

Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "SEATS IN FIRST CLASS WERE EXCELLENT WITH MANY PERKS."
Cons: "DELAYS IN BOARDING. Almost 2hrs"

Cons: "It did not happen! Had to taxi to Austin!"

Cons: "1 hour late. And when the pilot made announcements during the movie it would not pause. We missed parts of the movie. It was annoying."

Pros: "Everything was smooth, even the getting through TSA process. I had minimal wait time."

Pros: "The plane we new and amazing, loved all the extra features."
Cons: "There was nothing that I did not like."

Cons: "That my earlier flight was cancelled."

Pros: "Excellent piloting (good driving) and communication during a torrential downpour. That's important. The two hours on the tarmac were unavoidable, so appreciated occasional comments about the storm and circumstances. Interesting parking. I didn't know a plane could pivot like that. Also, flying through cumulonimbus clouds was thrilling. Thank you."

Pros: "Fast shuttle to our hotel"
Cons: "Heat"

Pros: "The seat was uncomfortable and the flight was full. The crew was okay. Friendly enough."
Cons: "Next time I will fly first class.. More legroom"

Pros: "The staff was nice and helpful"
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable and not enough space. Not ideal for a long flight"

Pros: "Flight attendants very friendly"

Cons: "An hour delay"

Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "First, it was a big ordeal to get seats together, traveling with 3 children. Seats did not recline. No movie screen, entertainment. Weren’t allowed a carryon, only under seat. Will not fly united again."

Pros: "Flight left on departure and on board air cooling system was much welcome. Cabin crew were polite."
Cons: "Cabin was untidy, goodness knows what was stowed away at the back of seats towards the rear of the cabin, so rear of cabin was unwelcoming. Cabin crew should keep some overhead lockers for their own use. Poor sound quality on Inflight entertainment, either that or Headphones were poor. Food portions were painfully small (lunch of chicken risotto) AND I found pretzel flavoured breakfast bap unpopular."

Pros: "Read above"

Pros: "Nice flight attendant"
Cons: "Seat hurt after around three hours"

Pros: "The flight was delayed but on the ground staff were very helpful in providing announcements. The on board attendants were friendly and competent."
Cons: "This was an aged 737, with narrow, cramped seats and thin, hard plastic armrests. The first class seats were smaller than the Premium Economy ones I flew recently on Norwegian Air. The Economy seats were pure torture -- angled oddly in a way that forced your back to curve, with zero legroom even in the Economy Plus section. I tried putting my purse behind me in an effort to alleviate back pain. It was a miserable trip. In contrast my short flight to Santa Barbara was on a newer plane with wide, comfortable seats. There is no way they should use such an old aircraft on a 4 hour trip."

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The flight crew tried to make the best of a bad situation."
Cons: "We paid good money for first class tickets expecting to get a hot dinner meal on the flight so we had not eaten. By the time the flight was allowed to take off, the dinner onb the flight had sat too long and they were not allowed to serve it. They gave us a coupon for $20 buck to eat dinner at San Francisco airport upon arrival but of course no restaurant is open at 2:00 am."

Pros: "The flight left and arrived on time."
Cons: "United cancelled my flight to Kansas City on short notice, with no explanation and no alternative flight offered."

Pros: "Comfortable and on time"

Cons: "My suitcase was ruined in transit to Kansas City. The help desk basically asked me to leave my bag behind for three weeks to see if they can fix it. They had no means of looking after the contents. Was I suppose to carry my content???This was ever so frustrating since the suitcase was brand new. Then the lady told me that my warranty on the bag will cover the damage. It was obvious she was not willing to help and did not have a clue what she was doing thus I just logged the complaint and had by suitcase sorted out the San Francisco Airport. They were very helpful."

Pros: "After all these years, still love United!"
Cons: "Loved everything!"

Pros: "legroom"

Pros: "The service was great."

Pros: "The pilot comes on and tells us what's going on. I like being informed."
Cons: "When offered a drink, how come we aren't offered the whole can of coke? If we don't want that much we can always say no. Also, I rated entertainment and food low only because there weren't any of these to rate. The overhead was so full that I couldn't place my bag in the overhead. The luggage check in is no longer a service a customer is provided if 1) I have to pay to check one in. 2). I have to lug it around with me only to have no place to put it. 3) the amount of time it takes to get off and on the plane because the line backs up while everyone waits on prior passengers to get their luggage into or out of the overhead (some are too short, too weak, ot placed their overhead ten rows away). Yikes!"

Cons: "Check in staff was dismissive and not helpful at all at first."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food quality"

Pros: "The staff was pleasant"
Cons: "We were delayed several times and deboarding came with a delay. Missed work and missed school."

Pros: "On time."

Pros: "I checked in by phone and was able to print out my ticket at a kiosk, quick and easy."
Cons: "When checking in by phone it can get a little complicated. When they ask your name the computer was not able to understand my last name, unfortunately."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I'm still at the airport !!!"

Pros: "My seat"
Cons: "Snacks weren't very good"

Cons: "Almost ruined my trip and lost a day of vacation"

Cons: "The worst travel experience ever."

Cons: "Lost my bag"

Pros: "Crew was awesome on both trips!!"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed, completely obliterating my whole purpose for travel."

Cons: "Comfort?? What comfort?? This will be the last time I'll use United !!!"

Pros: "No one smiled or looked like they were happy with a plane full of vacationers"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Download the United App (before takeoff! Or you'll have to pay). The App has some good movies and you can watch them free of charge."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "The airline personnel was very helpful to my father."

Pros: "Covered the required distance in time"
Cons: "Need individual TV screens. No one came for "Call to attendent" button for 30mins. i canceled it . Just needed water. United and Lufthansa need to look at Singapore airlines. They operate very professionally."

Cons: "It was delayed 3hrs!"

Cons: "Poor seat selection options."

Pros: "Was a nice trip"
Cons: "All was good"

Pros: "Everything worked. Smooth process. But online check in didn't work well for us."
Cons: "Online check-in."

Pros: "Newer planes"
Cons: "More and better snacks, should provide pillows"

Cons: "Kayak suckssssssssss"

Pros: "The price...for once, a weekend to SF was reasonable!"

Pros: "N/A"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "the flight attendeds werent friendly"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "Late by almost an hour"

Cons: "Horrible overlay"

Pros: "I was content"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me"

Pros: "The crew was good"
Cons: "more legroom"

Cons: "Don't do it. Don't fly Frontier. Business model does not provide real training for the staff. No contingency plans for aircraft failures; no training for staff to handle day-to-day normal flights variances (aka, downed aircraft, weather, airport delays). Had three delayed flights trying to leave out of the same gate, instead of separating angry, tired, hungry passengers, they kept them all in the same gate which heightened tensions. Potential crisis situation only made worse."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Politeness and actually hidden bag prices"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Delays"

Pros: "I did not like anything about this trip. The check in process was a pain. The boarding was chaos... (Of course, same 2 careless ladies were in charge."
Cons: "I did not like anything about this trip. The check in process was a pain. The boarding was chaos... (Of course, same 2 careless ladies were in charge)."

Pros: "Inexpensive and convenient"

Cons: "3hrs late"

Pros: "Great team, friendly, courteous."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "That Airline stole clothes out of the luagage"

Pros: "Quick simple"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seating and can't be adjusted at all"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I was unable to board my flight because the individual attending the desk for check-in left more than 45 minutes before the flight. I was unable to get my boarding pass and in addition, could not check in my bag as I paid for it. I was forced to purchase a flight double the price on a different airline in order to make it back to NYC in time for my interview the next morning. I am absolutely horrified at my experience -- I am a recent graduate in the process of looking for a job and should not have had such a horrible flying experience. I would like a refund."

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "Frontier just lost this customer for life. I'll pay a hundred dollars more to fly United. Getting socked in the face and drug out of my seat by the SS sounds more appealing than ever flying with Frontier again."

Pros: "The pilot got me safely to Atlanta"
Cons: "The airplane was very filthy The seat in front of me was very dirty I asked the pilot for a sanitizer napkin he said that they didnt have anything. I asked for a paper towel so I could clean the seat and it took him 25 minutes to bring it. It just seem like the plane was really nasty Th 2 guys in my row saw the same thing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The attendees left the counter early and I was not allowed to board."

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!"

Cons: "The seat doesn't recline on Frontier Airlines."

Cons: "A seat in row 4 should be able to be reclined. That's ridiculous for a cross country flight."

Cons: "Long lines to check in. 1 hour wait at terminal while bags were being put on board. Uncomfortable seats that don't recline. Uncomfortable drop down table. No compensation for delay or wait at terminal in plane. Stewards attitudes. Just an overall unpleasant experience."

Cons: "Too much nickle and diming. Website confusing"

Pros: "MCI departure efficient"
Cons: "DIA tarmac delay, unable to get to gate"

Cons: "It was late by 6hrs and no other alternatives"

Pros: "Perfect landing"
Cons: "No wifi"

Cons: "Couldn't move the seat back at all. Couldn't sleep."

Pros: "Happy energetic voice of pilot"
Cons: "Plane left an hour late."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delay after delay after delay"

Cons: "Plane was an hour late. Then we waited an hour on the runway after we landed."

Pros: "wheelchair attendants were courteous"

Pros: "Friendly and couteous"
Cons: "How the seat selection goes, having to pay more to have a different selection"

Pros: "^"
Cons: "^"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Great. ..."

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Lost my bag, enough said"

Pros: "Check in was done quickly"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Same as above"

Cons: "Arrived half an hour early but my seat was already sold. Wasn't offered to be put on a different airline and didn't feel like I was cared for as a customer."

Cons: "Arrived at my destination and items were missing from my bag."

Pros: "The flight was uncomfortable, chairs don't recline, even the 3 ounces of apple juice wasn;t free although the dude did give me some water so that was nice.They charge you for every little thing based on a business model I like to call Pettiness. The one thing they didn't charge the lady in the next seat for was her 50 pound kid who rode on her lap. And the website for checkin and buying baggage was glitchy and difficult to navigate."

Pros: "Once I found out I have to for everything from carry on to water there was nothing to like about booking on Frontier."

Cons: "Was not aware they charge $40 per bag for a carry-on until we got to the ticket counter. The seats were very uncomfortable and I was very surprised you need to pay for drinks, which on any other airline would be complementary. Overall, very dissatisfied."

Pros: "I used to love flying Frontier—the airline with the cute animals on the tail of the planes. Now I call them the F word in airlines. If you want to fly Frontier, I want to make sure you’re forewarned. Their slogan is “A different kind of animal.” This animal is very cunning. And slightly savage. First, if you’ve been suckered into their $59 airfares, you already know what’s waiting for you. Wait. You actually want to fly back home? Well you’ll end up paying the same price as you would most any other airline. But wait…what’s this? Actually, their rates are about $100 cheaper than normal. What they don’t tell you is, they charge $30 for you to carry on your own baggage. I always thought it was ludicrous to charge me to carry my own bag onto a plane. Keep in mind that’s one way. So it’s $60 round trip. And that’s their discounted rate if you book online. It goes way up if you’re one of the unfortunates who wait till you’re at the kiosk to settle up with the Frontier Friskers. Oh, you say you want to actually choose your seat? That’s $13 minimum. For each leg of your trip. Don’t be surprised if they figure out a way to charge you for each leg of your body. That’s for a normal seat. If you don’t cough up the $13, they’ll randomly seat you wherever they want. I wouldn’t be surprised if they counted the lavatory as a possibility. So, that’s $60 for your own carry-on luggage. And a minimum $26 if you dare to choose your own cheap seat. Hmm. That $100 savings is looking rather slim right now. Speaking of slim, that describes their seats. And they don’t recline. You’re straight upright your whole trip. And the padding is about as comfortable as a cheap mattress in a cheap motel. The best way I can describe the feeling: Say you’re on Sesame Street and your job is to sit on the capital letter ‘L” for two hours. So while spending what feels like an eternity in L, maybe you’d like something to quench your thirst. That’s $1.99. Water? $1.99. A snack? $2.99. I’m surprised they don’t charge for toilet paper. By the square. (To be fair, I just learned that a cup of water is actually free. “For today,” said the flight attendant. “That could change.”) Nice Surprise: The people who work for Frontier are generally nice. But if this is the way Frontier treats their customers, how do they treat their employees? Do they make their mechanics buy their own tools? I wrote to the company to let them know how hugely disappointed I am with their changes. I never got the courtesy of a reply. I somehow like to imagine the CEO, in the true spirit of “no frills”, answering each customer letter by himself on an Olivetti typewriter from the 1970s. But I kind of doubt it. So there you have it. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. And if you have four arms, well, you might just fit their new slogan. Frontier Airlines: A whole different way to treat people like animals."
Cons: "Frontier's low fares which are deceptive. They charge you $60 for carrying your own bag! They charge you $13 per leg for the "privilege" of choosing your seat--even the normal seats. They charge you $1.99 for basic sodas offered by most every other airline for free. And they charge you $2.99 per snack. The seat are slim, terribly uncomfortable with virtually no padding and they don't recline! They don't respond when you write them."

Pros: "Saa"
Cons: "Saa"

Pros: "They charged for everything. I was surprised that they did not have a toll on the bathrooms. Staff was kind."

Cons: "Delayed again longer then they said it would be as well, also their reason was "there's no good reason" awful"

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Safety measures for airlines flying from Kansas City to California

Airlines flying from Kansas City to California have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kansas City to California

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kansas City to California

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Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kansas City to California

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Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kansas City to California

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