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July Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.

High season

September Most popular time to fly with an average 8% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$487 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$273 or less

Good deal one-way

$179 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to California

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Minot to California for the following prices or less: to Los Angeles $240 one-way - $408 round-trip, to San Francisco $299 one-way - $435 round-trip, to Sacramento $264 one-way - $448 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.

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Top 3 airlines serving Minot to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 29,041 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Bad social distance"

Pros: "Felt safe and sanitary"

Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "Price is ok"
Cons: "Delays of three hours are very bad"

Pros: "of everything"
Cons: "Nothing, all right"

Cons: "Smelled like poop the entire flight. Actual poop in the lavatory."

Cons: "Terrible delays"

Cons: "Better food offerings"

Pros: "Nothing to like."
Cons: "Cabin was way too hot despite complaining multiple times. Wi-Fi didn’t work the whole flight. The entertainment system was down. Seats uncomfortable. Inept crew. Worst flight I’ve ever taken."

Pros: "No food, late by hour"

Pros: "Very smooth flight and friendly crew"
Cons: "Chairs really uncomfortable"

Cons: "Sat on tarmac for 20 mins because we were early..."

Cons: "It was hot"

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"

Cons: "The bathrooms smelled every time someone opened the door. Febreeze, please!!"

Cons: "More comfortable than I expected for a 6 hour flight. 757 was quite spacious."

Pros: "Service by crew. I was flying economy but it was par to business class."

Pros: "Very comfortable, no complaints."

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

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

Pros: "Crew was friendly, capt. had smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "Late gate change threw me for a loop. Had dinner with some friends in terminal before they caught a different flight. Walked to my gate only to find flight had changed to a different terminal and gate. Ended up fine because there was a delay with the lane switch, but made me a little anxious."

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

Pros: "If offering free WiFi to Amex platinum card holders it needs to work f"
Cons: "Fix it"

Cons: "Kayak a howed my gate as something that didn’t exist at the terminal. I went to a kayak help desk to have a ticket printed that showed my TSA precheck because it wasn’t showing on my mobile ticket, and no one was there to help. I waisted for 10 mins. It then took me nearly 2 hours to get through security. I asked if I could get through quicker and was told I could not, despite it being passed my boarding time. I then ran to my gate where I waited for another 10 mins (no one was there, again) and then an employee came out and said they couldn’t let anyone board once the door was shut. He then directed me to the delta help desk (there was at least 20 people behind me who missed their flight). I then had to pay an additional $75 to get a later flight. The whole experience was awful and I’m disappointed with Kayak and the gate confusion, but mostly Delta and the lack of customer service."

Pros: "That it got me home"

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

Pros: "Everything went smoothly - very happy"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Take a long time to taxi to the gate & getting off the plane."

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: "Great selection of movies"

Pros: "Food was plenty."
Cons: "Long security lines at Logan. No free WiFi"

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: "Was tired and the FA helped me find a row that I could stretch out on and relax. After a long trip from Moscow, the FA's volunteering to help and accommodate a beleaguered traveler was most appreciated!"

Cons: "See above"

Cons: "Got in early"

Pros: "Being on time."

Cons: "Force me to take a bad seat"

Pros: "The temp"
Cons: "It was too hot."

Pros: "Quick and easy flight. Took about an hour and twenty minutes."

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

Pros: "We'd paid extra for main cabin so hot to choose seats and got in flight entertainment.. Staff were friendly."
Cons: "No free wifi."

Cons: "Horrible wait if nearly 30 minutes after landing"

Pros: "The boarding was efficient"
Cons: "Three hour departure delay. No explanation given. No apology."

Cons: "Flight was delayed for very 4 hrs sat in plane for 2.5 of those. Flight was delayed dye to strike in Barcelona. But replacement plane had fueling problems delaying the flight another 2 hours"

Pros: "I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!"

Pros: "Excellent video selection, Sweetwater 420, cookies were good. Landed 20 minutes early."
Cons: "Boarded 20 minutes late. Very very cold. Bathroom horribly disgusting. Coffee too cold."

Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Half the flight didn't wear masks, crew didn't bother to enforce."

Pros: "Flight crew was very helpful ."
Cons: "The crews at the airports are extremely rude and impatient."

Pros: "The crew was super nice and helpful. They made an effort to answer any questions the passengers had. They made the flight home very enjoyable. I plan to fly with Allegiant again."

Cons: "Great price. Wonderful flight. Seats are so close knees touched the whole flight."

Cons: "The boarding process. And how the flight attendants speak to the customers; I found a bit abrasive and insensitive for no real reason."

Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Depart on time Not Loose my luggage Track all luggage every step of the way instead of crisis management only when a lost luggage claim is filed"

Cons: "Allegiant plays games with seating to try to milk more money from passengers."

Pros: "Flight speed"
Cons: "The crew needs to remember that we are all watching and listening to them hoot and holler with themselves. During the flight the head attendant was watching a movie on her personal device. At this point anybody could do her job"

Pros: "Early boarding, early taxi, efficient fly time. Great flight!"

Cons: "2 hour weather delay. Flight didnt arrive in Tampa until 1:30am. Hard time finding transportation from airport that late"

Pros: "FLIGHT TIME"
Cons: "NOTHING"

Pros: "Crew there and back. Professional and fun"
Cons: "When boarding in Asheville. Flight crew had no control. Everyone bumrushed counter. No control of boarding. Adults boarding before parents with children. People boarding priority when they are not."

Pros: "We finally got to our destination"
Cons: "Uhh not boarding and then the pilot coming on and saying "whoops we have to deplane since the weather is bad." Really? Why not just delay boarding instead of putting everyone through that. Terrible experience"

Cons: "Seats were not comfortable"

Cons: "Be on time, 3 hour delay."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and the price was low."
Cons: "Communication during our delay."

Cons: "PIE airport does not have a lane for TSA pre-check so be prepared to wait in the long security lines with everyone else."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Woke up to a notice saying my flight was delayed 2 hours. So I took my time leaving. Then Got another notice saying it was delayed only 16 min. I live 1.5hrs away! Several people missed the flight because of this."

Pros: "Cost of flight"
Cons: "Extra charges for everything! Couldn’t even get a cup of water."

Pros: "Arrived ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Airbus seats are as uncomfortable as school bus seats."

Pros: "The flight attendants, the space on the plane, the prompt departure and arrival!"
Cons: "Media has not been reflective of my great experience."

Cons: "my Luggage did not make it to Reno."

Pros: "They gave us a soda in the waiting area, because we were so delayed. Flight attendants were friendly."
Cons: "Flight was delayed about 2.5 hours, with no explanation or information given. Loading was extremely slow, hot, and uncomfortable."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly, very polite unlike the United flights I have taken. I was told the space would be uncomfortable but it was absolutely fine for the short flight."
Cons: "No beverage service. Not even water is offered."

Pros: "Check in was fine Wait was short Crew was great!"
Cons: "Seats REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE SAD Could not have updated the seats on newer Jets."

Pros: "We were delayed on takeoff, but pilot made up a lot of the time I. air"

Pros: "on time, hepful personnel"
Cons: "my gate checked luggage was lost"

Pros: "Flight crew was friendly and smooth flight."
Cons: "Plane was noticeably old and dirty"

Pros: "On time and pleasant crew."
Cons: "Old plane,"

Pros: "Mostly the Price! Wonderful Crew Too!"
Cons: "Wish they had flights on Friday and later on Sunday..."

Cons: "Allegiant needs to put more than just school bus seats in their aircraft."

Cons: "We were moved gates a few times. Delayed a few times, finally on a plane and they deboard the whole thing. No one seemed too apologetic at all. Pretty much who cares, after spending money and being moved all over seeming like they cared would've been nice."

Cons: "After the horrendous delays getting to my destination I just bit the bullet and bought new tickets (duplicates) on a different airline to get back home-- rather than risk a repeat experience. Ended up costing an extra $300 but at least I didn't have to spend an entire day in an airport trying to keep my 7 year old from losing his mind."

Pros: "Very efficient service... actually a good experience."
Cons: "The airline nickel and dimes for everything."

Pros: "I did not like anything about it. The Departure flight was two hours late. They made us board then unboard the plane, change gates. Then the return flight was posponed from 9pm to 3am departure. They didn't have any refreshments in the gare area other than stale unhealthy pizza, no water. The seats on the plane were the most uncomfortable. I even purchased the extI did not like anything about it. The Departure flight was two hours late. They made us board then unboard the plane, change gates. Then the return flight was posponed from 9pm to 3am departure. They didn't have any refreshments in the gare area other than stale unhealthy pizza, no water. The seats on the plane were the most uncomfortable. I even purchased the extra legroom. No recline, no room. Horrible flight"
Cons: "I did not like anything about it. The Departure flight was two hours late. They made us board then unboard the plane, change gates. Then the return flight was posponed from 9pm to 3am departure. They didn't have any refreshments in the gare area other than stale unhealthy pizza, no water. The seats on the plane were the most uncomfortable. I even purchased the extI did not like anything about it. The Departure flight was two hours late. They made us board then unboard the plane, change gates. Then the return flight was posponed from 9pm to 3am departure. They didn't have any refreshments in the gare area other than stale unhealthy pizza, no water. The seats on the plane were the most uncomfortable. I even purchased the extra legroom. No recline, no room. Horrible flight"

Pros: "Efficient check in, no hidden fees (all were explained via email well before the flight), fast boarding, take off and unloading. Time left and arrived on time. The staff was extremely friendly."
Cons: "The seats were bare bones and not very comfortable but I guess that's what helps keep costs down."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding outside in the pouring rain!!!"

Pros: "No complaints about the trip to Newqrk. Everyone was very helpful and patient since I am an unexperienced flyer."
Cons: "I didn't like thinking I was paying one price then paying another or buying insurance that would have been useless since it doesn't cover anythIntg."

Pros: "No Frills Business Travel Good price No hassle Everything on-time and efficient. A choice if I want extras including baggage, seat assignments, etc. Airport convenience"

Cons: "After arriving to the airport to check in we were told there was a 6 hr delay. Thanks for the heads up since we could've hung out more before heading to the airport."

Pros: "It was so fun to have a flight attendant that had a great sense of humor. She kept us in stitches throughout the flight."

Cons: "Leg space tight. Seat didn't recline. They said the maximum width on the under seat personal item is 7 inches but space is big enough for wider than that. I felt that was misleading."

Cons: "Arrival in Ft Lauderdale... Bags took an hour to get to carrousel. Never were posted on the information. Flight were, as expected, uncomfortable."

Pros: "Very clean, great staff, smooth flight, easy boarding. All the things you could expect for a great experience. First time flying with this airline so I didn't know what to expect but it was great!"

Pros: "Highly recommend"

Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Hard landing"

Pros: "I am a little disabled... Am in a electric wheelchair, can't speak very well, this was my first flight alone and my chair would not lock in upright position after unfolding it. (If I leaned back on the backrest it would collapse/fold up. I learned I had to lean forward to keep it up.) Everyone was very accommodating and very helpful! At the Provo Airport they gave me a regular wheelchair and I showed them how to remove the lithium battery, remove and stow the joystick and how to fold my chair. No drinks or snacks unless you pay for them. On arrival I waited for everyone else to exit but also took advantage of the lavatory to relieve my bladder ;-). They were waiting trying to unfold my chair. I gave them instructions to step there and lift on the arms and up it went! I showed them where the joystick was, they pulled it out and connected it to the arm, put the battery in the bag, plugged it in, zipped up the bag and I pressed the green button and Voila! it was done! Thank you to the Awesome Allegiant Crew!"

Cons: "Not clean"

Pros: "The price range is far for travelers"
Cons: "They should give free snacks and water juice to the customers that travel with this airline. The other airlines off complimentary snacks and drinks other wise it was a good experience"

Pros: "All in things were reasonably easy"

Pros: "Audio should include easy listening, classical and good oldies"
Cons: "As above"

Pros: "Clean!"
Cons: "Closed captioning or subtitling didn’t work on the app."

Cons: "1 out of 2 bags came on a later plane."

Cons: "Was delay"

Cons: "On time departure and arrival"

Pros: "Arrived at San Diego on time."
Cons: "Seats are too small"

Pros: "Free WiFi with movies"

Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Small plane"

Cons: "Didn't appreciate gate change at last minute. Got to gate change only to hear announcement that it had been changed back to the gate we just landed at, with no time to grab something to eat. Then to find out we were delayed do to mechanical failure. Which still left us no time to grab something besides a bag of chips because there was nothing but mostly bars in that terminal."

Cons: "No bags to go to overhead bin"

Pros: "Comfortable seats"

Pros: "Everything is smoothie"
Cons: "I have not find any"

Pros: "Dr usus I"
Cons: "The keys"

Pros: "Everything ran as expected"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Awesome"

Cons: "I saw my bag come out of the baggage claim ripped open. My stuff coming out. My zipper was complety destroyed and my locking mechanism on my bag was ripped off even though it wasn't locked."

Cons: "Left an hour late."

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "The girl next to me was kinda cute"
Cons: "Nothing the airline can fix, just slow passengers. Maybe allow the more experienced flyer to sit up front so we can get off the plane faster"

Pros: "Staff"
Cons: "Delays, multiple gate changes"

Pros: "Lack of services for price"
Cons: "Lack of services for price"

Pros: "The stroll waffle"
Cons: "I felt like a commodity that only existed to squeeze money out of. I'm a petite person, 5 foot tall and 115 pounds yet I felt cramped in your tiny seats."

Cons: "Need to pay to watch TV"

Cons: "Food is actually not applicable"

Cons: "The United mobile app as well as my emails stated that the gate was B3. Upon arriving at gate B3 and attempting to board, I was alerted that I was at the incorrect gate. The gate was switched to C11. However, my app did not alert me nore did it reflect the gate change. I didn't receive a text or email update. I had to run to the different concourse nearly missing the fling."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Lost $700 on this trip. The refund policy was extremely unclear, and the time window for valid trip insurance was extremely short. The purchase of insurance was useless."

Pros: "Joe H was amazing!!!"

Pros: "Just. O. K"

Pros: "The call center that i was forwarded to that did nothing to help at all or the agent who hung up on me while i was trying to get an explanation of why they keft me stranded in the airport."
Cons: "Kayak.com"

Pros: "Super friendly funny attendant"

Pros: "Good movie options, quick boarding process."

Cons: "Never made it!!"

Pros: "Crowded like sardines Groups 4 & 5 were told you must check your carry-on bags Wifi didn't work for all devices Pilot had to make second approach, because he was too freaking low!!"

Cons: "Same as above haven't even made it home yet. I recommend kayak not work with united unless u want to lose business."

Pros: "Excellent cabin service. Arrive destination on time."

Cons: "Didn't seat us together, although I selected seats at purchase."

Pros: "They were prompt and polite"

Cons: "The movie I was watching ended 20mins before the end.."

Pros: "Same as above"

Cons: "Sound issues with TV and phone jack"

Cons: "After sleeping in the airport all night, I was put in the seat next to the restroom which smelled really bad"

Cons: "very late."

Pros: "Pilot was the best. Best landing ever."
Cons: "Deboarding because they didn't have a plane with the right spoilers so we could land on San Diego's short runway. The pilot had mentioned it and they still boarded us and then had to have over 299 people get off and move to another concourse. United should listen to their pilots and think safety for their passengers."

Pros: "Love the free tv/movies with the United App. That was great!"

Cons: "Round my credit card"

Pros: "The girls at boarding area watched Tucker while I had to go back to the security area to get bracelets that I had forgotten they treated him like a king"

Pros: "Both flights were early, which was nice for a change."

Pros: "Fast, friendly, on time"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "See first review"
Cons: "See first review"

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