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JulyBest time to beat the crowds with an average 10% drop in price.

High season

MarchMost popular time to fly with an average 2% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$134(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$107or less

Good deal one-way

$63or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $63 or less one-way and $107 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco was found 29 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 21% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Booking flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco? Depending on where you’re staying, you can choose from three airports to fly into to cut down on commuting time. San Francisco International Airport in located in San Mateo County, 13 miles south of the city center. This is a great choice if you’re staying in San Francisco or visiting Sonoma or Napa Valley. Oakland International Airport is 10 miles south of downtown Oakland and a good option if you’re traveling to Yosemite National Park or Lake Tahoe. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is located in San Jose, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
  • Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco usually depart from Los Angeles Airport. If you want to do a little last-minute shopping before your flight, LAX rivals the top malls for shopping and has over 60 retail outlets, including international brands, gift shops, and newsstands.
  • To showcase the dynamic, creative spirit of Los Angeles, LAX has transformed many of its public spaces into art spaces with exhibitions and installations for the enjoyment of travelers. The 11 exhibition sites are located in Terminals 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
  • Before getting on your flight at Los Angeles International Airport, pamper yourself with a relaxing massage to improve your circulation. Manicures, pedicures, and other spa treatments are available at the XpresSpa, located at the Tom Bradley International Terminal and the Be Relax Spa in Terminal 1.
  • If flying stresses you out, the Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUP) Program at LAX gives you an opportunity to relax before your flight. Therapy dogs in red “pet me” vests can be found on the departure level of each terminal, accompanied by helpful handlers. Children and adults alike can cuddle and pat a friendly puppy for a few minutes before departing.
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Top 5 airlines serving Los Angeles to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,348 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Clean and friendly staff"
Cons: "All great"

Pros: "Fast baggage pick up."
Cons: "Could use more luggage space"

Pros: "Over all experience"
Cons: "Lounge at LAX"

Pros: "yes"

Cons: "Good experience"

Pros: "The crew was accommodating during the long delays boarding and deplaning:"
Cons: "Delays were extremely long to the destination and upon arrival no gate was available for our plane which caused another long delay."

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "My ticket should have automatically added my TSA precheck number as it's part of my profile. Was inconvenient to get back in line to get it added"

Cons: "Everything was perfect, from taking off to landing, very smooth. Sweet cabin crew. Thank you for a safe flight"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The seat was nice."
Cons: "Offered water or Orange juice in a can due to a short flight. I may recommend no canned orange juice, due to the quality ingredients and something more freshly squeezed for health benefits. And offers coffee or tea."

Pros: "- In-flight entertainment screens (legacy Virgin America cabin) with several program choices - Comfortable seat with decent seat pitch - Helpful crew"
Cons: "- Woefully inadequate seating at the gate (Alaska should have kept VA's Terminal 3 at LAX) - Flight was a little delayed due to late-arriving inbound flight"

Pros: "People I met next to me were awesome!"
Cons: "WiFi broken. Healthier snacks would be good."

Pros: "The communication was impeccable. The flight was smooth and efficient. Everything about this experience, from booking it, to getting home was great."
Cons: "Nothing about thus experience was bad. It was great from beginning to end."

Pros: "Fine crew."
Cons: "8:00 pm flight delayed until 10:55 pm. Boarded at 10:55 pm but didn't leave LAX until about 11:30-45 pm. Arrived at SFO ~12:30-1 AM but deplaned at ~2 am. A trip that should have taken 1.5-2 hours took 6+. I would like financial reimbursement for the trouble: late to work, missed a meeting, no sleep"

Pros: "Everything/ service and very professional staff"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "The stewardess bristled at my request to fill up my finger ale glass. And they just werent interested in general."

Cons: "Pilots were 50 mins late"

Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "flights (from sf to sna) were quick and efficient."
Cons: "delay in the flight BUT the agents kept all passengers well-informed as to updated status and expedited the boarding process as much as possible once plane was available."

Cons: "The crew keeps the air conditioner on MAX!! It was freezing. I asked if they could turn it down but nothing happened!"

Pros: "I love everything about Alaska! The vibe, the Stewardess, good pilot, a good amount of room, good entertainment."
Cons: "Have the available food options that are in your magazine on all flights. Access to Internet faster."

Cons: "Wasn’t able to access the in flight entertainment via the phone app since they did not have screens on the flight. Luckily I had some Netflix downloads on my phone to keep me entertained ."

Pros: "The crew! The free entertainment!"
Cons: "Leaving late because of lack of luggage space and giving an option to checkin bag when there was actually no room. I’d rather they choose randomly to save time."

Pros: "Phenomenal free entertainment options including free Wi-Fi"

Pros: "Phenomenal free entertainment options and free Wi-Fi don't worry don't worry"

Pros: "The people were sweet and patient"
Cons: "I got the wrong confirmation number. Couldn’t check in before and was semi paranoid my flight was cancelled without me knowing."

Pros: "Crew was fine"
Cons: "Assigning seats so late was a little unfair"

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

Pros: "The one crew member was on par with Alaska’s service"
Cons: "The gate initially listed was changed two times with boarding a 10 minute walk away each time. Flight ended up being late. One of the crew was crying with the captain comforting her at boarding (directly in front of the front door)."

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The crew did it’s best but there was 2 hours delay due to issues at San Francisco airport."

Cons: "The flight attendants were rude No gluten free snacks Coffee machine broken"

Pros: "Good personal good service thank you Alaska"
Cons: "One person he was change my ticket he was a good man and a very gentle man thank you so much appreciate I don’t know your name but thank you ."

Pros: "Easy to board, their crew was nice and the plane was clean and comfy."
Cons: "It was great to me and I fly every month for work."

Pros: "Great leg room."

Pros: "Arrived early!"

Pros: "The staff were pleasant"
Cons: "The flight was late."

Pros: "On time. Free soda."
Cons: "No free booze. Other passengers tedious, human."

Pros: "The seat was ok and has plenty of leg room. I think I ended up in a premium seat for some reason."
Cons: "The flight got delayed one hour without any advance notice, and there was barely any seating available at the gate at LAX so Me and some others ended up sitting in the floor during the wait. We were taxiing for another 30 minutes too before being allowed to leave the plane once we landed."

Pros: "Comfortable seats, good entertainment. Nice plane overall."
Cons: "Under seat storage seemed small compared to other planes."

Pros: "I got home"
Cons: "sweltering temperatures when boarding; delayed departure"

Cons: "Most everything about Alaska is a downgrade from Virgin America."

Pros: "Happy to see my own country"

Pros: "Loved the clean and new aircraft. With free up to date entertainment."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Free movies!!"
Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "The plane was clean and enjoyable with a good selection of tv shows."
Cons: "Issues with the two different airports. Both LAX and SFO have an aging infrastructure. We had difficulties boarding (jet bridge issues) and unboarding (another jet bridge issue)."

Pros: "Great entertainment and friendly staff."
Cons: "Again, no snacks!"

Cons: "alaska was just running behind today. boarded 15 mjnutes late and touched down 40 mjnutes behind schedule. should have gone southwest"

Pros: "entertainment"
Cons: "gate change and no display text on digital display that the updated gate was indeed the flight to SFO"

Pros: "flight delayed upon take off"
Cons: "lateness"

Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "There were crumbs on my seat when I got there. The plane could not have been cleaned."

Pros: "Seat was very comfortable and plane was not crowded."

Pros: "none stop fly,"
Cons: "could have more route to other cities"

Pros: "So cold"

Pros: "JetBlue is always a great choice"
Cons: "LAX, but no one can help it :)"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Boarding process was smooth, and attendants were kind and entertainment system seemed good."
Cons: "Attendants could allow passengers to use extra leg room seats if they are empty once in the air. Would be great if the default setting for the screens was OFF."

Cons: "Don't push a credit cards on us via in person brochures. I found it very unsavory."

Cons: "Freezing cold"

Pros: "Gabe me a free wine"

Pros: "Offering voluntary check-in of carry-on bags for free"
Cons: "all went well this trip"

Pros: "the carry-on luggages were checked-in free at boarding to avoid chaos of the over-head bins space shortage"

Cons: "On time,Effeciant,and fast."

Pros: "same thing!"

Pros: "Best company ever"

Cons: "The traffic at LAX is horrible (not JetBlue's fault). It took a good 25 minutes to drive from the entrance of the airport to the terminal. Allow extra time."

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Blocked gate upon arrival, then jet bridge didn’t work. Can we the basics right here? Also the turkey sandwich was mediocre"

Pros: "I always shop on kayak. It's reliable because of the consistant results."

Pros: "My upgrade"

Cons: "It really comfy and safe"

Cons: "All"

Cons: "I will be leaving Dublin to SFO today on Aer Lingus."

Pros: "Great, friendly, communicative service, as always with jetBlue."

Cons: "The gate was very muggy and warm."

Cons: "I love everything"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "Jetblue can't be beat! They are simply the best."

Cons: "The screen just did work properly. I was unable to use it."

Cons: "Late take off and landing by 1 hour and sitting on tarmac forever upon arrival. JB used to be better"

Pros: "Plane was brand new. Excellent condition"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "It helps make things easier when Long Beach is such an incredible airport."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Was all good"

Pros: "Food was really good, but the cabin crew were up to JetBlue's normal outstanding service"
Cons: "The range of movies is still pretty poor (if you're a frequent JetBlue traveller)"

Pros: "I like only 1 thing wi - fi is working good."
Cons: "I don’t like anything. It’s a worse airline ever i take I would like to suggest never ever fly with jet blue . I go through so many problems so rude employees working at help desk . Especially steven he said he is supervisor then he says he is only shift leader instead of helping he just talking so mean guy . This is really a big story i try to put in small words ...i fly with them on march 2nd LAX to JFK my finale destination is amritsar in India because of their fault i miss my next flight . The lady help me in morning she is very mean i wanna talk to supervisor she say I’m supervisor but she is only shift leader.i forgot her name . When steven told me he is supervisor i was like"

Pros: "Business clas was excellent and service very good."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "On time, very efficient"
Cons: "Checked bag pickup was on the opposite side of the terminal, with inadequate signage."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Attitude from staff"

Pros: "all around great"
Cons: "no problems"

Pros: "Efficiency"
Cons: "No free headsets"

Pros: "EL SERVICIO ES EXCELENTE EL AVION ES COMODO EL PERSONAL ABORDO ES MUY BUENO Y SIEMPRE TIENEN SNACK PARA LOS PASAJEROS . DEFINITIVAMENTE LA MEJOR AEROLINEA ."

Pros: "The trip was comfortable and quiet"

Pros: "Everything was perfect!!"

Pros: "Large space for sleep. Self service food and drink."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "the airline was very efficent as it was not their fault"

Pros: "Everything.... staff was fabulous and accommodating but had trouble with the wifi..."
Cons: "I believe the airline should supply the headsets...."

Pros: "Service, spaceous, fly-fi actually works!"

Pros: "The easy access to the terminals"
Cons: "The front parking structure is still under construction, but it is a nice walk from the second parking lot"

Pros: "Amazing !"
Cons: "No complains !"

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Too long flight time I noticed the plane speed was 440 MPH most of the time. This may be the first flight I sat which was flying this slow"

Cons: "I didn't like arriving at 4:00 a.m. in the morning and having to be at work in a few hours. We were told that we would receive a voucher via email. I never received anything. The delay was unacceptable."

Pros: "I would like to have ore of a grace period to check baggage."

Pros: "Felt safe and sanitary"

Cons: "No hubo comida suficiente"

Cons: "Bathroom floors could be better."

Cons: "Terrible delays"

Pros: "Crews are very friendly"

Cons: "Better food offerings"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "The crew was communicative and courteous."
Cons: "There was a flight delay in LAX due to a maintenance issue. The captain and crew informed us before we boarded the plane which was excellent. However, they could not figure out what was wrong with the planed and delayed the boarding for another 3 hours, putting our 1900 departure time to 2100."

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "In one hour flight we could have some drinks and food. Snacks... can’t believe they don’t have any food/alcohol"

Pros: "Delta One product is among the best in domestic US."
Cons: "Let passengers know that Delta One has a special check in area."

Pros: "Very comfortable, no complaints."

Pros: "The guy announcing the boarding was a hoot! Great sense of humor."

Pros: "The TV"

Cons: "Food was blah, not hot and watery"

Cons: "No delays. And have the terminal bridge in working order"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Took off late. Other than that very comfortable and great experience"

Cons: "The boarding process at LAX was awful. I’m sure the horrible shuttle wait and transfer from terminal to terminal is the airport’s fault, but the airline did not do anywhere near enough to inform passengers of what was in store. It was confusing and annoying."

Pros: "best meal ive had in so long service was great the captain anniuncements were clear and detailed"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The three hour delay, the not having a pilot which delayed us even more, and then reduced service during the flight because they rushed us."

Pros: "We boarded close to on time, no hassles. Allowed my husband and me (retired military) to board early, thank you."
Cons: "LAX security is awful. We never left the airport (arrived LAX from Sydney AU) yet were forced thru security again. Had to remove shoes, was scanned and "frisked" by TSA to get to Denver. To go to Australia, Denver TSA waived the removal of shoes, skipped the scan for the metal detector and no one touched me, ditto for LAX on the trip to Sydney. Where's the uniformity or standards for TSA?? Why did I have to be subjected to this garbage on the way home?? This is why I despise flying. It makes no sense to me. This ruined what was a great vacation."

Pros: "I did not like nothing"
Cons: "Custom took for ever they only had 2 agents working and I Missed my fight to nyc"

Pros: "That it got me home"

Cons: "Sat on the runway for over an hour to get the gate. Unacceptable."

Pros: "Short time and easy on and off boarding."
Cons: "One stewardess was in a mood but otherwise a very pleasant flight."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Multilpe delays"

Cons: "late leaving, arriving and taxing."

Cons: "90 minute delay leaving LAX. Stuck on plane. 30 minuet delay getting to gate after landing at SFO. Stuck on plane again."

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable."

Pros: "Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt"
Cons: "Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved."

Pros: "Not much . The boarding process took forever and the lines through TSA took longer .. no direction to lines and I was standing for 10 min before saying something to someone and they said o there’s another line."
Cons: "Almost everything besides the staff on the plane"

Cons: "Got in early"

Pros: "The plane wasn't cramped, the flight staff was helpful, and we got to our destination extremely quickly. And they gave us like two rounds of snacks which is unheard of on such short flights. Easily the best domestic flight I've ever taken."

Pros: "We were not happy with our flight my flight got cancelled 3 times I miss work they need to reimburse us and also reimburses the hotel cuz we had to stay at a hotel because they cancelled our flight three times and then our flight that we went out on Monday was late because of a flight attendant arriving late to the hotel to the airport"

Pros: "Fast and comfortable"
Cons: "No tv but understanding"

Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"

Pros: "Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient."
Cons: "Very nice and friendly crew were very efficient. Unfortunately, we had to wait over 20 minutes to get into our gate because another plane was there, so we arrived late. Not DELTA's fault."

Pros: "The crew on Delta create a welcome atmosphere every time I have flown with them."

Cons: "Zero communication to the passengers as to why we were delayed for almost an hour sitting on the plane"

Pros: "COURTESY"

Cons: "I was starving because of my short connection time and couldn't have lunch - wanted to eat something solid and they just had boxes with fruits and cheese."

Cons: "Delayed four hours"

Pros: "I always have a great experience on Delta! Thank you"

Pros: "What they offer is OK."

Pros: "same"
Cons: "same"

Pros: "The only thing I liked was that I was one fight closer to home. This flight was awful."
Cons: "The aft lavatory had a broken seat lid so they took the entire lavatory out of commission for our flight, and our flight knowingly experienced ground delays so one lavatory for 100 people for several hours is UNPLEASANT. One crewmember was in a foul mood, and due to the lavatory issue, refused to let anyone use the forward lavatory while she was doing drink service, even during an emergency."

Pros: "Blankets"

Cons: "Reasonable price"

Pros: "Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members"
Cons: "No in seat entertainment"

Pros: "great"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Provide coffee at least"

Cons: "4 hour delay for no reason! I’m never flying with American Airlines again!"

Cons: "50 minute wait for a gate to deplane. How could there not be a gate at 10:30 pm? It’s not like our arrival was a surprise!?"

Pros: "Nice crew. Very smooth flight."

Pros: "They had the AC on while we were waiting on the plane at the gate for 1.5hours"
Cons: "That the flight was delayed for 2 hours, information was inaccurate/missing, they knew we'd miss our connections but did nothing except, "they'll deal with it in San Francisco" and when we landed there was no one in sight to help us--no escorts/expedite to gates, no one to tell us where to get rebooked, and after going back and forth between terminals, waited in line an hour to get rebooked on a series of flights that would get me in 22hrs later after my original flight."

Pros: "Comfortable"
Cons: "I was in 10C a So I was able to hear a disgruntled AA employee. Just like office politics. But up in the air. I didn’t need to hear"

Cons: "salt free option for snacks; flight could have not been delayed but that’s not the flight crew’s fault. winds at sfo caused us to delay our takeoff"

Pros: "Attentive Flight Attenants"

Cons: "I could not check in online nor selecting a seat in advance. Getting the boarding pass and the seat was a nightmare. British neither American could not help me out. Horrible experience"

Pros: "Nothing. Just the pilot"
Cons: "Everything. Bad communication. 1 h delay. Then 3 hs in the plane. We ran out of gas. 2 more hours taxiing Never seen something similar. I really hope my mileage refund."

Cons: "The terminal 52A-J is a disgrace"

Cons: "the connection time between flights was NOT adequate especially considering I had to go through customs! AA did page me and had a representative (I think his name was Brian) waiting for me to help me get to my connection. He gave me a bright red/orange tag. I still hit some barriers. I was stopped in security and my carry on was put aside to be searched. It sat and sat . I explained to the man I had to go. He said he was working alone, so I had to wait. I was ready to leave it and just run to catch the flight, but the security man said I wasn't allowed to do that. He finally called someone else to search my bag (nothing found) I did make it...barely!"

Cons: "The flight was delayed like 4 times!! It was crazy the wait!"

Cons: "This flight is delayed 8/10. Miserable route"

Pros: "Flexibility and helpfulness of staff."
Cons: "I no longer fit in the seats because they keep shrinking the pitch"

Pros: "Awesome roomy seat right behind business class. Could not have asked for better! And it was a gorgeous new aircraft."

Pros: "Nice new seats."
Cons: "The new seats are meant for "people shorter than 6 feet tall" as the flight attendant said to me. Is the airline industry deliberately discriminating against 6'6" people? 15% of the people you seat based on population are over 6'. I'm sick of paying more money for my long legs."

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "No entertainment."

Pros: "The plane was comfortable and flight was smooth."
Cons: "The shuttle to the plane wasn't bad, but would prefer not to have that element included."

Cons: "No room, limited entertainment, mediocre food. Was a very uncomfortable, long flight! Luggage late coming off plane, missed connecting flight and was not very helpful in getting rebooked."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Before I booked the flight I noticed it was only on time 53% of the time. True to that number we were delayed almost an hour before takeoff. Why schedule fights so close if almost half the time it's delayed? Something needs to change."

Cons: "That fact that on both ways they changed our flights which either we got to the destination late or we had to run across the airport so we don't miss our flights"

Cons: "People still using mobiles as we were taking off. Crew seemed not too bothered."

Pros: "The flight was >1 hour late, which the pilot told us was due to the LAX controllers changing the landing patterns due to weather. So this really wasn't anyone's fault. But there was a large difference in comfort between this flight and the JAL flight from Tokyo. Seats were smaller, and my wife and I couldn't get seats together."

Pros: "we arrived safely"
Cons: "had to take a shuttle to depart from a remote terminal. Had to climb up a long ramp. Seats were very close to each other (no knee room). No food. not enough overhead space for luggage. Very tight and uncomfortable seating."

Pros: "same as above"

Pros: "I liked that the seats had chargers (even though I didn't need them) and that they offered entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding was over 30 minutes late which ruined my SF plans. The crew was mot welcoming walking on or off the flight. They were also very rude when serving, one even gave me a super nasty look and mumbled something under her breathe because she ran into me. Just a terrible experience. They also didn't tell me baggage prices when I was there just swiped my card."

Pros: "Flight attendants very kind"

Pros: "Free beverage"
Cons: "My bag was lost and it still hasn't showed up at the airport. Seems like I would get some kind of credit of some kind for this inconvenience."

Cons: "Forgot to give me my drink"

Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Complimentary snacks"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Worst staff never flying with this airline again"

Cons: "Booked flights together yet sat apart.. kid kicking back of away just uncomfortable"

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "Excellent every one make the trip a very pleasant experience ..thank U and pilots amazing ."

Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above"

Cons: "Flight didn't exist"

Cons: "Checkin was a nightmare! Not clearly marked and very confusing at LAX."

Cons: "Boarding late"

Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "Flight Attendant Sullivan added humor and attentiveness to flight"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The most horrendous costumer service & treatment from AA employees aether in the LAX airport and on the phone by costumer service."

Cons: "Departure to late hard to get other fly conection ."

Pros: "I got to my destination safely. That's about the only good thing."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 4 times. The airline was not very helpful during times of delay - normally airlines would offer food or drink vouchers - none of that. The flight was delayed for a total of 4 hours. When I arrived into LAX, I had requested if I could go on an earlier flight if there was space (rather than catching the later one - an hour later). They asked me to pay $200 to change it. Fair enough if you want to charge me for a change of ticket - but then the plane that I was supposed to go on got delayed for 3 hours and you don't offer any sort of compensation - thats really not something I expect from American Airlines"

Pros: "Service was outstanding, stewardess was funny, plane was very clean. I will switch from Southwest! Good job!"

Pros: "Staff at LAX was helpful and tried helping me get to my next flight by moving me to front of plane at the end of flying."
Cons: "My flight to SFO was delayed so it made me miss my next flight. I ran trying to make it to that gate with a 20 pound backpack on my back, couldn't stop coughing for the rest of the trip after that. American Airlines staff told me that I can pay $75 dollars extra to secure a seat for the next flight 6 hours away. I told them I am not paying anymore because it wasn't my fault I missed this flight. Then, they lost my suitcase so they took 30 minutes to find it. I tried boarding with the priority pass members because my new ticket they gave me was for priority and one of the American Airlines staff members kept getting in my face until I was at the back of the line because I was in boarding group 4. I just never have been treated so poorly before my any airline. I travel often so I will never take American Airlines again. The final straw was another delay at my last layover in PHL, which made me and up traveling for a total of 21 hours."

Cons: "Flight was over two hours delayed, the gate crew did not do a good job announcing the new delay times and reasons for the delays."

Pros: "Business Class seat"
Cons: "People using forward lavs"

Cons: "It was delayed for more then an hour."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I'll never book AA again."

Pros: "Very helpful people. From the from desk to the in flight crew they answered my questions. Had a weird gate where it's a satellite gate with American Eagle, little confusing but they helped me out."
Cons: "Sat on the runway for like an hour. 100% not their fault, and they kept us in the loop the whole time. Really not a complaint about them. SFO is just always sucked in with fig in the morning."

Cons: "Terrible."

Cons: "Wait to check in"

Pros: "Everyone was helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Not charge so much for luggage and carry-ons."

Pros: "When the bag size is small , boarding pas would not print without paying the $50, u would like to get refund"
Cons: "Most of the other do- passengers k we the rules of the airlines while I was unaware of the rule bad ended up paying$50 for a very small carry on luggage"

Cons: "It's $40 to bring a carry on... really?"

Cons: "Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!"

Pros: "Cheap, you travel from point A to point B"
Cons: "They don't even serve water!"

Cons: "The delay and boarding was a nightmare"

Cons: "Everything was fine other than how cold it was on the plane. The coldness actually woke me up several times because it was so bad."

Pros: "Bag charged"

Cons: "Delayed 2 plus hours Upon arrival into sfo over 1 hour and 30 mins to get bags"

Pros: "Very uncomfortable, otherwise acceptable"

Cons: "Everything is an upcharge - carryon, a seat that reclines, etc."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. Safely back in SFO. That's it."

Cons: "Fly was late"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Everything."

Pros: "same as above"

Cons: "Frontier doesn't lease enough gates. Waited 35 minutes after landing for gate to clear. Both flights. Frontier late in unloading bags. Waited 40 minutes at luggage carousel. Frontier lost my bag"

Pros: "Inexpensive"
Cons: "Seat extremely uncomfortable for a person my height (6') and not adjustable in any way. Not a ton of leg room either, though not noticeably less legroom than other airlines."

Cons: "Plane comfort is average."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Delay for too long. It took so long after landing! What are the ground crews doing?"

Cons: "We were stuck on the runway for over an hour after we landed and getting our luggage was a DISASTER. They changed the location of our baggage claim carousel with minimal notice, only to change it back to the original carousel with NO NOTICE. It took over an hour again for our luggage to come out and it trickled in so slowly, that I ended up getting my bag a full two and a half hours after we landed. Awful experience."

Cons: "Frontier charges for the most basic amenities that other airlines provide (non alcoholic beverages and carry-on luggage space)."

Pros: "Not"
Cons: "Everything . Plus they lost my bag. Will neve fly Frontier again."

Pros: "It felt clean."
Cons: "Surprise charges for seat assignments and outrageous charges for carry on luggage. Uncomfortable sears with no leg room. Too many announcements, ads spoken through intercom."

Cons: "luggage was lost seating very cramped had to rush to board, almost missed connection"

Pros: "Friendly passengers around me"
Cons: "Long delay, no meals available, no water offered, nothing to read"

Pros: "Excellente"
Cons: "Excellent"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything. what has happened to frontier? wont fly them again"

Pros: "The bare bones frontier philosophy leaves nothing to like"
Cons: "Feeling like cattle"

Pros: "Cheapest airline ever"

Pros: "The plane went to the right city."
Cons: "Got a middle seat both ways. Not very comfortable."

Cons: "I wish you will take cash payments for meal purchase"

Pros: "..."
Cons: "Hours of delays in both directions"

Pros: "seating too hard- need more cushioning"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. Never using them again"

Pros: "Let us know:we need do that before book tickets!"
Cons: "Free"

Cons: "This airline comes up with every idea possible to charge the costomer. I give the airline a star for being sneaky and sly and having rules and policies to rip off passengers. Because it is brilliant that they con you without breaking any laws."

Pros: "Cheap, until you had to pay for bags and drinks."
Cons: "Had to wait for over 1/2 hour to disembark."

Cons: "Frontier nickles and dimes you."

Pros: "It was goid"

Pros: "Very informative on where to go!"
Cons: "Not very informational on security policy"

Cons: "The Chicago airport was terrible both times. Things not clearly marked. Staff not friendly or available. Long term parking very hard to find and pricing very unclear. Didn't realize we would have to pay additional for just a seat and carry on luggage"

Pros: "Biggest negative? Charged me 30 dollars to check my luggage, tossed it around so much that a bottle of scotch broke all over the contents, leaving me nothing to give as gift and nothing to wear . When I asked the representative at the airport what she could do about it, she said, "oh those things happen. " Not planning to go with Frontier again."

Pros: "Sort of cheap"
Cons: "Cheap at every level. Makes you feel unsafe. Are they cutting on cheap pilots too?"

Cons: "More delays, few answers, no satisfaction. Do whatever you can to avoid flying Frontier."

Pros: "Plane was delayed till the next morning... It was terrible"

Pros: "Great service"

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