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An average nonstop flight takes 8h 04m, covering a distance of 2422 miles.
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In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($418) and United ($691)
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Airports
Origin
Miami
$418
only
$418
Destination
Santa Barbara
$418
only
$418
Tue, Apr 3
MIA
SBA
8h 04m
Sat, Apr 7
SBA
MIA
7h 51m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
FWA
Excellent 8.4

The flight attendant was one of the best that we have ever had on this flight. Since we were a late afternoon flight out of O'Hare we did had a departure delay. But the flight attendant served us drinks and snacks while on the ground. And after we took off he came around again and offered us more drinks and snacks. As we departed the plane he even offered us snacks to take with us.

Small plane, cramped seating.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Seats were roomy, great entertainment choices

DFW
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Felt very quick, I supposed after a 15+ hour flight from Sydney.

As always tight seats.

LAS
ORD
Excellent 9.2

We boarded on time and we departed on time. We got into Chicago 30 minutes early. We recently acquired a AA credit card and we got 2 checked bags free and priority boarding (Group 5). In today's world your need priority boarding of some sort on AA or you risk not being able to store you bags in the overhead and may have to get it checked free to your final destination. Also, one of our checked bags had a painting in it that we purchased and the bag and painting arrived unharmed. Good job by AA baggage handlers.

Cramped seating. Airlines seem to be moving seats closer together to be able to hold more passengers.

HPN
CLT
Mediocre 2.0

delays were horrible.

Fri, Apr 6
MIA
SBA
8h 54m
Mon, Apr 9
SBA
MIA
7h 26m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54673 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
HNL
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Screen didn't work, impolite

AMS
EWR
Excellent 10.0

I like that it was through United Airline, which I’m a member of so I got to board a littler earlier

The food could have been better. Everything had cheese which I don’t eat.

GVA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

plane was relatively quiet and comfortable.

Nothing wrong with boarding a plane using a bus, but there are better technologies and they are better.

BJX
LAX
Good 6.0

Staff felt embarrassed for what they were being asked to do

A United supervisor at the Leon terminal informed me that my 'smart' luggage was not allowed. I have traveled with it all over the world for the past 2 years, including to Leon in a United flight 2 days prior. I have also disabled the battery with a clearly marked OFF switch inside and never actually use it. However the memo I was shown was unambiguous and logic was not an option. So I asked for a screwdriver to remove the battery, The supervisor said no and proceed to treat me as a criminal. After one of the staff lent me tools and I removed the battery the supervisor asked for my name but off we went to board our flight. Before boarding however, my wife and I were called in for a 'random' security inspection. The experience was very unpleasant. It was discrimination and retaliation by someone abusing their authority. Very dissapointed on the United staff and their customer service.

SFO
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

On time.

Impolite gate crew, screen and wifi not working. No outlet at seat. United has successfully become Spirit's number one competitor for worst airline.

Tue, Mar 13
MIA
SBA
10h 06m
Sat, Mar 17
SBA
MIA
9h 10m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MCO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was easy, flight attendants very accommodating. Pilots made up flight time and arrived early, in spite of late departure.

Leg room! Seems American has less space between seats and seemingly narrower seats than other airlines.

FWA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

On time boarding. However we had about an hour departure delay due to de-ice of the plane due to ice storm which just started but I am not complaining about that. I would rather the plane was completely safe for departure.

We have to gate check roller bags due to size of plane. Also, little or no knee room. My knees were pressed into the seat back in front of me.

SEA
MIA
Good 7.5

seats are very uncomfortable I know they can make a plane with a wide enough aisle so that you don't get hit in the arm every time the cart or anyone goes past you. why can I ride a twin otter and not need a seat belt extender and need one on American? On the return on the Airbus, the seats were a little more comfortable, but still need seatbelt extender.

LGB
PHX
Good 6.0

Roomy leg room

Plane to start,delay loading,dlaying taking off.almost hour late arriving.

DFW
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Felt very quick, I supposed after a 15+ hour flight from Sydney.

As always tight seats.

Thu, Jun 14
MIA
SBA
10h 18m
Thu, Jun 21
SBA
MIA
7h 31m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
SEA
MIA
Good 7.5

seats are very uncomfortable I know they can make a plane with a wide enough aisle so that you don't get hit in the arm every time the cart or anyone goes past you. why can I ride a twin otter and not need a seat belt extender and need one on American? On the return on the Airbus, the seats were a little more comfortable, but still need seatbelt extender.

IAH
CLT
Okay 4.0

The A319 outfitted in this way is to freaking tight!!! There is not even close to enough leg room for an average sized American male. I'm no taller than six foot and not overweight. You must fix this issue. I will look for other carriers whenever possible.

ORD
FWA
Excellent 8.4

The flight attendant was one of the best that we have ever had on this flight. Since we were a late afternoon flight out of O'Hare we did had a departure delay. But the flight attendant served us drinks and snacks while on the ground. And after we took off he came around again and offered us more drinks and snacks. As we departed the plane he even offered us snacks to take with us.

Small plane, cramped seating.

HPN
CLT
Mediocre 2.0

delays were horrible.

DFW
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Felt very quick, I supposed after a 15+ hour flight from Sydney.

As always tight seats.

Mon, Mar 19
MIA
SBA
14h 42m
Sat, Mar 31
SBA
MIA
9h 10m
Trip: 13 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
FWA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

On time boarding. However we had about an hour departure delay due to de-ice of the plane due to ice storm which just started but I am not complaining about that. I would rather the plane was completely safe for departure.

We have to gate check roller bags due to size of plane. Also, little or no knee room. My knees were pressed into the seat back in front of me.

PHL
RDU
Excellent 9.3

Nice comfy plane, reasonably quick boarding

Philly’s airport sucks Half the mens’ bathroom stalls don’t work, doors weren’t closing, in multiple bathrooms!! The crew could have been a bit more attentive to picking up or collecting trash, but otherwise I liked them fine.

ORD
FWA
Excellent 8.4

The flight attendant was one of the best that we have ever had on this flight. Since we were a late afternoon flight out of O'Hare we did had a departure delay. But the flight attendant served us drinks and snacks while on the ground. And after we took off he came around again and offered us more drinks and snacks. As we departed the plane he even offered us snacks to take with us.

Small plane, cramped seating.

MCO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was easy, flight attendants very accommodating. Pilots made up flight time and arrived early, in spite of late departure.

Leg room! Seems American has less space between seats and seemingly narrower seats than other airlines.

LGB
PHX
Good 6.0

Roomy leg room

Plane to start,delay loading,dlaying taking off.almost hour late arriving.

Thu, Apr 26
MIA
SBA
8h 12m
Mon, Apr 30
SBA
MIA
7h 36m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54673 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
AMS
EWR
Excellent 10.0

I like that it was through United Airline, which I’m a member of so I got to board a littler earlier

The food could have been better. Everything had cheese which I don’t eat.

IAH
SAL
Excellent 10.0

Great service in business class, as always.

Weather system on the way down, but the pilot and first officer were tops

IAH
PTY
Okay 5.0

The crew was super attentive and cordial.

United Airlines has really deteriorated. Paid entertainment for an international flight is really nickle-and-diming it, especially since it was direct tv which is only available over the continental US!

GVA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

plane was relatively quiet and comfortable.

Nothing wrong with boarding a plane using a bus, but there are better technologies and they are better.

BJX
LAX
Good 6.0

Staff felt embarrassed for what they were being asked to do

A United supervisor at the Leon terminal informed me that my 'smart' luggage was not allowed. I have traveled with it all over the world for the past 2 years, including to Leon in a United flight 2 days prior. I have also disabled the battery with a clearly marked OFF switch inside and never actually use it. However the memo I was shown was unambiguous and logic was not an option. So I asked for a screwdriver to remove the battery, The supervisor said no and proceed to treat me as a criminal. After one of the staff lent me tools and I removed the battery the supervisor asked for my name but off we went to board our flight. Before boarding however, my wife and I were called in for a 'random' security inspection. The experience was very unpleasant. It was discrimination and retaliation by someone abusing their authority. Very dissapointed on the United staff and their customer service.

Fri, Mar 2
MIA
SBA
20h 47m
Sun, Mar 11
SBA
MIA
17h 56m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LGB
PHX
Good 6.0

Roomy leg room

Plane to start,delay loading,dlaying taking off.almost hour late arriving.

MCO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was easy, flight attendants very accommodating. Pilots made up flight time and arrived early, in spite of late departure.

Leg room! Seems American has less space between seats and seemingly narrower seats than other airlines.

DFW
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Felt very quick, I supposed after a 15+ hour flight from Sydney.

As always tight seats.

FWA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

On time boarding. However we had about an hour departure delay due to de-ice of the plane due to ice storm which just started but I am not complaining about that. I would rather the plane was completely safe for departure.

We have to gate check roller bags due to size of plane. Also, little or no knee room. My knees were pressed into the seat back in front of me.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Seats were roomy, great entertainment choices

Sat, Mar 3
MIA
SBA
16h 11m
Sun, Mar 11
SBA
MIA
17h 56m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
RDU
Excellent 9.3

Nice comfy plane, reasonably quick boarding

Philly’s airport sucks Half the mens’ bathroom stalls don’t work, doors weren’t closing, in multiple bathrooms!! The crew could have been a bit more attentive to picking up or collecting trash, but otherwise I liked them fine.

LAS
ORD
Excellent 9.2

We boarded on time and we departed on time. We got into Chicago 30 minutes early. We recently acquired a AA credit card and we got 2 checked bags free and priority boarding (Group 5). In today's world your need priority boarding of some sort on AA or you risk not being able to store you bags in the overhead and may have to get it checked free to your final destination. Also, one of our checked bags had a painting in it that we purchased and the bag and painting arrived unharmed. Good job by AA baggage handlers.

Cramped seating. Airlines seem to be moving seats closer together to be able to hold more passengers.

SEA
MIA
Good 7.5

seats are very uncomfortable I know they can make a plane with a wide enough aisle so that you don't get hit in the arm every time the cart or anyone goes past you. why can I ride a twin otter and not need a seat belt extender and need one on American? On the return on the Airbus, the seats were a little more comfortable, but still need seatbelt extender.

DFW
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Felt very quick, I supposed after a 15+ hour flight from Sydney.

As always tight seats.

LGB
PHX
Good 6.0

Roomy leg room

Plane to start,delay loading,dlaying taking off.almost hour late arriving.

Mon, Mar 5
MIA
SBA
20h 45m
Sun, Mar 11
SBA
MIA
17h 56m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LGB
PHX
Good 6.0

Roomy leg room

Plane to start,delay loading,dlaying taking off.almost hour late arriving.

ORD
FWA
Excellent 8.4

The flight attendant was one of the best that we have ever had on this flight. Since we were a late afternoon flight out of O'Hare we did had a departure delay. But the flight attendant served us drinks and snacks while on the ground. And after we took off he came around again and offered us more drinks and snacks. As we departed the plane he even offered us snacks to take with us.

Small plane, cramped seating.

SEA
MIA
Good 7.5

seats are very uncomfortable I know they can make a plane with a wide enough aisle so that you don't get hit in the arm every time the cart or anyone goes past you. why can I ride a twin otter and not need a seat belt extender and need one on American? On the return on the Airbus, the seats were a little more comfortable, but still need seatbelt extender.

JFK
MAD
Mediocre 2.3

We left two hours after scheduled departure bc 1) the plane was late from prior flight and had to be cleaned, 2) engine check delayed the flight, 3) strong winds forced the airport (JFK) to use only one runway for departures and so on top of our plane delays we were delayed an extra half hour bc of airplane traffic. No entertainment onboard, meaning no screen on back of seat in front for movies, tv shows, etc. Food options were poor, especially breakfast (too much sugar content in all contents of “continental breakfast” pack.

IAH
CLT
Okay 4.0

The A319 outfitted in this way is to freaking tight!!! There is not even close to enough leg room for an average sized American male. I'm no taller than six foot and not overweight. You must fix this issue. I will look for other carriers whenever possible.

Tue, Mar 6
MIA
SBA
12h 58m
Sun, Mar 11
SBA
MIA
17h 56m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
PHL
RDU
Excellent 9.3

Nice comfy plane, reasonably quick boarding

Philly’s airport sucks Half the mens’ bathroom stalls don’t work, doors weren’t closing, in multiple bathrooms!! The crew could have been a bit more attentive to picking up or collecting trash, but otherwise I liked them fine.

JFK
MAD
Mediocre 2.3

We left two hours after scheduled departure bc 1) the plane was late from prior flight and had to be cleaned, 2) engine check delayed the flight, 3) strong winds forced the airport (JFK) to use only one runway for departures and so on top of our plane delays we were delayed an extra half hour bc of airplane traffic. No entertainment onboard, meaning no screen on back of seat in front for movies, tv shows, etc. Food options were poor, especially breakfast (too much sugar content in all contents of “continental breakfast” pack.

SEA
MIA
Good 7.5

seats are very uncomfortable I know they can make a plane with a wide enough aisle so that you don't get hit in the arm every time the cart or anyone goes past you. why can I ride a twin otter and not need a seat belt extender and need one on American? On the return on the Airbus, the seats were a little more comfortable, but still need seatbelt extender.

HPN
CLT
Mediocre 2.0

delays were horrible.

MCO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was easy, flight attendants very accommodating. Pilots made up flight time and arrived early, in spite of late departure.

Leg room! Seems American has less space between seats and seemingly narrower seats than other airlines.

Wed, Mar 7
MIA
SBA
10h 06m
Sun, Mar 11
SBA
MIA
9h 10m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Felt very quick, I supposed after a 15+ hour flight from Sydney.

As always tight seats.

IAH
CLT
Okay 4.0

The A319 outfitted in this way is to freaking tight!!! There is not even close to enough leg room for an average sized American male. I'm no taller than six foot and not overweight. You must fix this issue. I will look for other carriers whenever possible.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Seats were roomy, great entertainment choices

SEA
MIA
Good 7.5

seats are very uncomfortable I know they can make a plane with a wide enough aisle so that you don't get hit in the arm every time the cart or anyone goes past you. why can I ride a twin otter and not need a seat belt extender and need one on American? On the return on the Airbus, the seats were a little more comfortable, but still need seatbelt extender.

LGB
PHX
Good 6.0

Roomy leg room

Plane to start,delay loading,dlaying taking off.almost hour late arriving.

Thu, Mar 8
MIA
SBA
8h 05m
Sun, Mar 11
SBA
MIA
9h 10m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MCO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was easy, flight attendants very accommodating. Pilots made up flight time and arrived early, in spite of late departure.

Leg room! Seems American has less space between seats and seemingly narrower seats than other airlines.

HPN
CLT
Mediocre 2.0

delays were horrible.

DFW
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Felt very quick, I supposed after a 15+ hour flight from Sydney.

As always tight seats.

LGB
PHX
Good 6.0

Roomy leg room

Plane to start,delay loading,dlaying taking off.almost hour late arriving.

ORD
FWA
Excellent 8.4

The flight attendant was one of the best that we have ever had on this flight. Since we were a late afternoon flight out of O'Hare we did had a departure delay. But the flight attendant served us drinks and snacks while on the ground. And after we took off he came around again and offered us more drinks and snacks. As we departed the plane he even offered us snacks to take with us.

Small plane, cramped seating.

Sun, Mar 4
MIA
SBA
9h 50m
Sun, Mar 11
SBA
MIA
9h 10m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
MAD
Mediocre 2.3

We left two hours after scheduled departure bc 1) the plane was late from prior flight and had to be cleaned, 2) engine check delayed the flight, 3) strong winds forced the airport (JFK) to use only one runway for departures and so on top of our plane delays we were delayed an extra half hour bc of airplane traffic. No entertainment onboard, meaning no screen on back of seat in front for movies, tv shows, etc. Food options were poor, especially breakfast (too much sugar content in all contents of “continental breakfast” pack.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Seats were roomy, great entertainment choices

SEA
MIA
Good 7.5

seats are very uncomfortable I know they can make a plane with a wide enough aisle so that you don't get hit in the arm every time the cart or anyone goes past you. why can I ride a twin otter and not need a seat belt extender and need one on American? On the return on the Airbus, the seats were a little more comfortable, but still need seatbelt extender.

HPN
CLT
Mediocre 2.0

delays were horrible.

IAH
CLT
Okay 4.0

The A319 outfitted in this way is to freaking tight!!! There is not even close to enough leg room for an average sized American male. I'm no taller than six foot and not overweight. You must fix this issue. I will look for other carriers whenever possible.

Mon, Feb 26
MIA
SBA
11h 23m
Fri, Mar 2
SBA
MIA
18h 22m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28304 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
MAD
Mediocre 2.3

We left two hours after scheduled departure bc 1) the plane was late from prior flight and had to be cleaned, 2) engine check delayed the flight, 3) strong winds forced the airport (JFK) to use only one runway for departures and so on top of our plane delays we were delayed an extra half hour bc of airplane traffic. No entertainment onboard, meaning no screen on back of seat in front for movies, tv shows, etc. Food options were poor, especially breakfast (too much sugar content in all contents of “continental breakfast” pack.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Seats were roomy, great entertainment choices

IAH
CLT
Okay 4.0

The A319 outfitted in this way is to freaking tight!!! There is not even close to enough leg room for an average sized American male. I'm no taller than six foot and not overweight. You must fix this issue. I will look for other carriers whenever possible.

FWA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

On time boarding. However we had about an hour departure delay due to de-ice of the plane due to ice storm which just started but I am not complaining about that. I would rather the plane was completely safe for departure.

We have to gate check roller bags due to size of plane. Also, little or no knee room. My knees were pressed into the seat back in front of me.

PHL
RDU
Excellent 9.3

Nice comfy plane, reasonably quick boarding

Philly’s airport sucks Half the mens’ bathroom stalls don’t work, doors weren’t closing, in multiple bathrooms!! The crew could have been a bit more attentive to picking up or collecting trash, but otherwise I liked them fine.

Miami to Santa Barbara Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Santa Barbara
Flights Depart from Miami
Flight Price $418
Distance 2422 miles
Airlines American Airlines, United
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