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FAQs - booking California flights

  • Do travellers flying with their pets from Minneapolis to California have to adhere to any special laws or regulations?

    Pet owners leaving the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) Airport may relax knowing that their adventures will proceed with their pets because all airports along the Minneapolis-California flight routes accept pets. The MSP airport welcomes animals, and there are facilities for animal relief. Pet owners need to make sure their pets remain on leash always.

  • How do you travel from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to downtown Los Angeles?

    Six transportation options help to get travelers from Los Angeles International Airport to Downtown Los Angeles: taxi, car, bus, shuttle, towncar, and tram. Bus transportation costs about $3-$5 and takes 50 minutes to get from Los Angeles International Airport to Downtown Los Angeles. Taxis cost around $95-$120 and take 20 minutes to travel from Los Angeles International Airport to Downtown Los Angeles.

  • What must I do to get on the earliest flight from Minneapolis to California as soon as possible?

    If you plan to go from Minneapolis to California in the morning, think about staying the night before your journey at one of the hotels closest to the MSP airport. A hotel worth thinking about is the InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, which can be reached by foot from MSP Airport in about 10 minutes.

  • How can I get to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) from the city's center?

    From Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, there are 6 methods to get to Minneapolis Marriott City Center: tram, car, bus, town car, and taxi. Busing, which costs about $1-$3 and takes 44 minutes, is the fastest and most cheap method to go from Minneapolis Airport to Minneapolis Marriott City Center. Taxis cost $30-$40 and take 14 minutes to travel from MSP to Minneapolis Marriott City Center.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Minneapolis to California?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Minneapolis to California.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Minneapolis to California?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to California from Minneapolis is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Minneapolis to California?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to California with an airline and back to Minneapolis with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Minneapolis to California?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to California from Minneapolis up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to California

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Minneapolis to the following destinations at these prices or less: Las Vegas $71 one-way - $139 round-trip; Los Angeles $114 one-way - $226 round-trip; San Francisco $118 one-way - $228 round-trip
  • Morning departure is around 3% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Although Rochester International Airport (RST) and other local airports offer comparable flights to California, most passengers flying from Minneapolis to California choose to depart via Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) instead. Compared to other adjacent airports, this airport has better access to the public transit networks.
  • Travellers who intend to rent their preferred vehicles after arriving in California from Minneapolis typically prefer landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This airport is home to various car rental companies, including Budget, Enterprise, and Avis. These companies' reservation desks can be found in Terminal 1 of LAX.
  • Consider using Spirit Airlines, Delta, or American Airlines if you're flying from Minneapolis to California with children. These airlines provide in-flight Wi-Fi for passengers traveling from Minneapolis to California, allowing your children to download movies and stream their favorite children's TV shows live, which helps keep them from getting bored.
  • You can travel to California from Minneapolis and visit a range of cities near LAX Airport. LAX Airport can be used to access cities like Los Angeles, Glendale, Long Beach, and Anaheim. The distance between LAX and the centers of each of the aforementioned cities is under 45 km; you can travel there by rental car, cab, metro, or bus.
  • Despite the fact that other airports, most notably San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San Diego International Airport (SAN), may be able to connect travellers to California, many business travellers from Minneapolis to California chose to touch down at LAX Airport because of its closeness to Los Angeles, the major metropolis serving California residents. Because the majority of California's corporate offices are located in Los Angeles, the city is ideally suited for business travellers.
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Top 5 airlines serving from Minneapolis to California

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Minneapolis to California? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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DeltaOverall score based on 10000 reviews
7.4Food
8.6Crew
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Friendly flight attendants. Comfort plus seats were very comfortable and had lots of leg room. 10A and 10 B.

10.0 ExcellentBarb, Jun 2024MSP - JFK
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Friendly flight attendants. Comfort plus seats were very comfortable and had lots of leg room. 10A and 10 B.

I've flown many many times on Northwest and then Delta. The crew on this flight were absolutely the best I've had the pleasure of being looked after by.

5-hour delay due to storms in Tanoa and airspace restricted by Miami traffic controllers.

West Jet has a horrible boarding process and the seats have no cushion.

Flight delayed about 2 hrs so it made it a VERY late night

MSP to Atlanta was much better than Atlanta to St. Kitts. Paid $180 each for myself and wife for Delta comfort from Atlanta to St. Kitts. Seats were more narrow and obviously old and worn out. Tailbone is killing me. Seat would not recline. Seats behind reclined and we were not an exit row or in front of an exit row. Entertainment did not work in that the movie jumped forward and back and there was no audio. The plug in the arm rest was loose. Flight attendant tried “resetting” the video for my seat but no good. She never checked back. Someone else near me had the same issue. Touch screen was unresponsive. No where near as comfortable as MSP to Atlanta flight. 3 plus hrs. flight time without the basic amenities and not even remotely close to comfortable but paid for Comfort plus. I will be very disappointed if I have the same on my return “Comfort Plus” flight St. Kitts to Atlanta. At the very least my wife and I should be refunded for round trip “Comfort Plus” charges. Please feel free to contact me directly for more details.

The seats are too hard for long flights but otherwise- the process was smooth, the staff attentive, and there was to keep you occupied during the journey if needed.

The flight with Delta was good and I recommend this company.

I like using the Delta app to keep informed, boarding was smooth, and flight attendants were awesome and on top of everything, good communication from pilots.

Flight was on time and in fact arrived early. Seating was as comfortable as you can get in coach. Adequate leg room. Good entertainment system and offerings. Food was good. Flight staff was very good and accommodating.

Crew was very cooperative and professional. Passenger's first checked in bag should be free.

Flight was delayed due to the late arrival of the catering truck, which is quite unacceptable. There was a beverage service, but no pretzel, or cookie, or nuts were served in coach.

Flighty delayed on boarding - then group 1 had to check their carry on bags but groups 3 and beyond could carry bags on - very inconvenient for weekend business trip with no checked baggage. Then delayed on the runway - before take off. No communication from pilot on why or how long. Wifi/Entertainment didn't work for 4+ flight. Upon arrival, attendants announced wrong carousel for baggage claim - everyone was waiting at the wrong place for their checked bags. This was a mess united!

Dinner was okay but the breakfast was not eatable on the flight San Francisco to Zurich.

Check in etc was very good. As for on the plane, it was like flying in a freezer. It was so cold, i have flown for years and never been so cold on a plane. Staff on board said its always cold when flying which is a load of rubbish. They wouldnt put any heating on and now i have the flu because of this .

I’ve had a couple flights this week on United that were delayed by an hour or more

Should have video screens Plane audio was poor and without wired connection hard to understand crew. Should serve more than just cups of water and pretzels on six hour flight. Did not see crew rest of flight. Fix charging sockets to retain charging blocks.

Generally good but there wasn’t any staff available when my luggage didn’t appear at baggage claim in Fresno. It took about half an hour to locate a staff member to open up the locked room where it was being kept.

Do not like the feeling of being in the basic economy. Everyone should feel good no matter what.

Our original business class flight was cancelled so we not only downgraded but we were also spread out across the plane not sitting together in separate middle seats. My poor kids were scared and couldn’t see me on the flight and the crew wasn’t sensitive to the situation and what the airlines did to us. Very dissatisfied with United airlines.

My husband and I pre-ordered our food, but they did not have my husband’s order, and my cheese plate was very average. I asked for a blanket and was told they don’t carry blankets on domestic routs. The flight was on time and smooth!

There were delays on both ends. It made it less than excellent. This plane was great though

Everything was great except for the wifi was junk. Crew was super friendly and helpful

Attendants were rude. Scowling. Seats were miserable and we paid extra.

this is starting to seem like an american airlines standard. delayed flights and fake apologies… getting tired of it

Fight crew was not very attentive and the bastions were gross!

Our flight was great we left Kona earlier and got into LAX almost an 1hour earlier as well. LAX AA is in repair so to get out and found our bus to get pick up was a bit confusing.

Plane was good but was delayed. probably not AA fault but caused a 1 hour delay. Seating was cramped.

5 hour flight - full flight - not enough room to use my computer - slightly delayed - Admirals club was excellent quality food, drink made up for flight seating. No food offerred on flight, you ahd to prebook.

We experience delays on departure and connecting flights resulting in 14 hour to our next departure. We were accommodated with a night's stay but was only provided a 12 dollar meals accommodation. The airlines rules state.at least 50 dollars. In any case, it can not make up for the whole day missed on our vacation in Sydney Australia.

We departed with a 3 1/2 delay . There was no one at the counter to keep us updated. We missed our connecting flight. Stuck in MSP. We got rebooked for the next day, now that flight is delayed. One drama after another.

Check-in experience is lame, with continued attempts to get people to pay more to choose a seat. Boarding was terrible for anyone with a mild disability or who simply doesn't want to stand for a long time, with everyone waiting to board, filling the entire jetway and taking quite a long time to get to the plane. We had an aborted landing, and the pilot didn't say a word until after we landed and were parked at the gate. Didn't know if we'd be diverted to another airport - no update of any kind. Weird and unprofessional. I normally like Sun Country quite well - this was not a great experience. We were also quite late.

Flight delayed because lavatory wasn’t functioning. Then they couldn’t open the door right away on arrival for some malfunction reason.

Missed the connection due to delay and poor customer service.

The flight was delayed and I missed my connection by just a few minutes despite having been just one gate over. Extremely maddening, especially when they didn't wait for several of us passengers in the same position who had no other flight options to New York that day.

They were flexible and let my daughter and I sit in the back of the plane.

A flight attendant appeared to not be in a good mood that served us; felt she was being short. Overhead announcements were very loud compared to other airlines and the message was not friendly and was a little confusing. This flight was particularly over all was not satisfying compared to previous Sun Country flights.

Airlines should have to add their fees to their fares

I am upset with the hidden fees for bringing on an overhead carryon onto flight and also having to pay for my seat selection. This should all be part of the original price of the ticket. Very poor customer service

Sun country Wi-Fi was not working. Flight was overbooked by two people. Had to pay extra for carryons day before flight and I don’t like hidden fees like that.

One gate agent in Sioux Falls ruined it for a few people on the flight. It was the usual, that personal item is too large, you are going to have to pay $100 to get it on the flight. One family with a baby were told that they had to have a passport for the baby to get on the flight. Also a Sheriff's Deputy needed to go on the airplane to return a lost cell phone to a minor on the flight. The gate agent would NOT let him go on without a boarding pass. I don't know who this moron was, but the sooner Frontier moves him where he can't interact with people, the better off they will be. Let's just say the deputy did the job that he needed to do and returned the phone to the minor on the plane, even with argument from a gate agent that thought he had way more power than he actually does. Very IRRITATING individual.

Bad experience… crew are extremely strict with personal bags… they overcharge me coz my bag was one inch H

They never updated the boarding pass on their apps to show their delay

Online check-in was not user-friendly. Too many fees, not cost effective.

They wouldn’t let us on the flight even tho we were an hour early. No refund not even our bags that were prepaid

I brought a ticket and car rental through Travelocity. There was no where to add a KTN. So I thought i’d add it by looking up ticket on frontier website. I tried 3 times with the frontier chat bot to add my KTN it never updated my boarding pass. So then I tried showing up early to do it in person at the airport. The first employee update my ktn in the system and gave me a new boarding pass. I was sent back by tsa to join regular line. Then I was told to add my Ktn. It would cost me $25 extra. Given the length of the cue I did pay. Congratulations! BUT I will NEVER fly frontier again. Plus the plane was very old. It had actual ashtrays and old looking tray backs. Worst travel experience ever. Im warning my friends and family not to use frontier ever.

I did not enjoy the trip home on Frontier for several reasons: there is too much cost besides the flight, which was more than I would normally pay, then having to pay for luggage, and carry-on, seat (if you want to reserve when booking) then you must pay over $3 for a can of soda, and $4 for a snack. A cup of water is free.

Did not realize seats did not recline. Best to travel in an exit row... No question

8 hr delay. had to buy another ticket with another airline

The agent at check-in was strident, unwelcoming, and condescending to customers ahead of me.

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