Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Monterey to San Diego
Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Monterey to San Diego. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Monterey to San Diego.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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An average nonstop flight takes 1h 23m, covering a distance of 375 miles.
There are 24 (nonstop) flights between Monterey and San Diego per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($86) and Alaska Airlines ($129), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($178) and Alaska Airlines ($197).
Alaska Airlines (3 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Monterey to San Diego, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Monterey , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Monterey you will be using Monterey Regional, often referred to as Monterey Airport. You will be landing at San Diego, also known as San Diego Airport.
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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 San Diego from Monterey up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "WIFI was not working"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "I was NOT happy to spend over $100 for two bags for two passengers."
Cons: "Paul at gate D20 BWI was our hero! Just make sure his manager knows :) thanks"
Pros: "Seat very comfortable"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Cons: "Thank you"
Cons: "WiFi did not work well"
Cons: "Extra leg space"
Pros: "I liked the mood lighting, the spacious area under the seat in front of my aisle seat, the choice in movies, and that every seat had a screen."
Cons: "The takeoff and landing were smooth except that the plane felt like it was fishtailing a bit. Otherwise, it was great!"
Pros: "Free upgrade!!!"
Cons: "It was great!! Couldn’t have been any better!"
Cons: "No problem at all"
Cons: "Announcements via intercom too rushed, unclear and poorly pronounced. The speaker needs to pronounce each word, and the end of each word clearly."
Cons: "Smooth sailing no issues"
Pros: "Brand new aircraft. Tons of legroom"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and everyone was extremely nice and helpful."
Pros: "The attendants were great"
Cons: "The line of people in the aisle waiting for the bathroom."
Cons: "There was only water served then 30 minutes before landing they served juice. We had to ask if we wanted some of the cookies they are suppose to give out"
Pros: "I liked the way I was treated during the entire trip"
Cons: "we had a few turbalances during trip which couldn't be helped, other than all went well."
Pros: "first class food selection: muffins and drip coffee. and water."
Pros: "I liked being able to carry on my bag that I purchased from the airport just so I wouldn’t have to check a bag. Spent a good sum of money doing so."
Cons: "Checking my bag just so the airport could charge us more money."
Cons: "I forgot my headphones. $3 to borrow a pair from virgin?"
Pros: "Consistent, professional, & courteous."
Pros: "Nothing went wrong."
Cons: "Turbulence. Haha!"
Pros: "Very professional atmosphere"
Pros: "Alaska airlines employees go out of there way to be friendly and engaging with customers."
Pros: "Was great"
Pros: "Power sockets on each seat, good snacks"
Cons: "The loading of the plane was a bit messy. Not terrible, just didn't have much structure to it."
Pros: "the tablets that could be purchased were a nice touch."
Cons: "AC WAS NOT BLOWJNG COLD AIR!!!! Miserable!"
Pros: "I very much appreciated the accommodations for military members."
Cons: "All was terrible"
Pros: "Everyone was so nice & accommodating. I would definitely book them again."
Pros: "Boarding was very nice, she said my name, nice detail. Boarding was very efficient."
Pros: "It was fine. We thought we had one free bag but we're told we didn't. Really typical of flying today. Everything cost extra, bags, food etc Pretty typical"
Pros: "The beverage was good."
Pros: "People were efficient and friendly"
Pros: "The whole experience was great,very easy No stress"
Cons: "Cold. Very cold"
Pros: "Got to move to an open row, thx you."
Cons: "My bag was left in San Diego. I had a feeling when the lady in Portland checking it in was pretty lazy about it. She said" just put it over there""
Pros: "Cheese plate was great as always"
Cons: "Late and chaotic boarding. No clear lines and just a mob herding toward the counter to board."
Pros: "Comfortable chair, spacious since I upgraded to Premium."
Cons: "NO snack though, was offered just water from a large botter"
Pros: "Ease of check-in, attitude of personnel"
Cons: "Small supply of favourite food items -"
Cons: "The planes, both ways, was filthy."
Pros: "Clean roomy plane."
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "I downloaded the app and followed the directions to watch a movie but when I got on board I host the connection and not get back in . It would not allow me to download anything"
Cons: "No entertainment no WiFi. Lots of angry people about that."
Cons: "Ladying calling out the plane numbers i could barley understand her"
Pros: "I was on time"
Cons: "Compensation for your mistakes"
Cons: "Seemed disorganized getting on"
Cons: "Incredibly cramped airplane"
Pros: "The meals on Japan Airlines (JAL) were delicious!"
Cons: "Fukuoka and Narita airports had terminals that weren’t connected by a train or even an indoor path. It was covered but it was cold in Narita and Fukuoka required a slow shuttle."
Cons: "Had to buy another ticket"
Pros: "Friendly crew, and my wife and I were lucky to have empty seats next to us."
Cons: "Old plane, no food, no in-seat entertainment, drinks only for purchase. This is what air travel was like in the 1980s. A nice throwback flight!"
Cons: "Delay in boarding was over an hour"
Cons: "I have flown this airline many times and never once have we ever taken off on time. We left 2 and a half hours late and the people that work for them are grumps all the time. Never flying them again."
Cons: "difficult connecting to wifi."
Pros: "Economy passengers treated well"
Cons: "Your survey app"
Pros: "The Monterrey airport is very comfortable and fast. The trip was pleasant. The staff very attentive."
Cons: "On this trip I wanted to see snow and I did not see it."
Cons: "Late leaving Monterey. Other than that, fine trip"
Pros: "Love the entertainment system, watched a movie and was able to charge my phone too"
Cons: "Gate the boarding process but that's about it"
Pros: "TV screen in back rest was nice"
Cons: "See comments above"
Cons: "Took off late"
Pros: "Flight crew was great and made the flight that more memoriable ."
Pros: "An open seat next to me"
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "No food"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 35 minutes. No reason given."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "No individual movie screens and no way to connect to the one movie on the flip down screen since I didn't have the American Airlines app."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Numerous delays."
Cons: "The check in process at JFK was a disaster. The kiosk check in machines were constantly malfunctioning, where to line up was unclear, and staff acted frustrated. After several failed attempts with the kiosks you have to wait in line to check in at the counter anyways. It would have saved almost an hour of my time to just go straight to the counter-- had I been allowed to. I wanted to check a bag which contained some fragile items. Several bottles of wine which I wrapped in bubble wrap and cushioned with my packed clothes. I requested a "Fragile" sticker to be put on my bag. I was told "We don't do that here". So I asked if they handle ALL bags with extreme care and I was laughed at and told to go on my way. When I got my bag at my destination-- the outside of my leather suitcase was sliced to the lining. There were scuff marks and torn leather. My wine had been completely shattered. Not just a crack in the bottle, but flattened completely. My clothes were stained, my bag ruined. I don't know if putting a fragile sticker on would have prevented this, but I don't understand why they just "don't do that". We are trusting our property to the airline when we check bags. I will never trust American Airlines ever again. They don't want to know if I have anything fragile, and they don't care when I tell them."
Pros: "plane had lots of leg room- movies were free"
Cons: "bought ticket online for an Alaska Airlines flight 3 weeks prior to flight online, picked seat, too. When I checked in online 24 hours to flight, it became an American Airlines lflight, and my seat was gone, and when I checked at the gate, I had NO SEAT! I was the last person to board the flight- no seat choice!! Absolute bullshit when I pay for ticket and pick seat 3 weeks prior- on June 6. Didn't even know if I was going to get on flight until last minute."
Pros: "Sittings on the tarmac for 90 minutes no airs no waters. 114 degrees"
Cons: "The very least employees should offer customer some waters to cool of"
Pros: "Customer service was excellent. Smooth flight. Early."
Cons: "In Charlotte the kiosks were not acting right. The agents were still exceptional but you could tell they were frustrated"
Pros: "Staff on the plane was pleasant."
Cons: "When I checked in I wasn't given a seat assignment. I had to wait until I got to the gate."
Pros: "Well organised"
Pros: "Roomy aisle seat"
Pros: "No much"
Cons: "Aircraft is small, boarding is a mad dash to the plane"
Pros: "Plane full, like traveling in a cattle car, jammed in, My minimal contact with flight crew was fine, flying these days on any airline in coach is the same, American neither the worst or the best, in flight movie was the trolls, horrible movie"
Cons: "Flight was delayed arriving, connecting flight was in a completely different terminal = they didn't wait for us and auto booked us on a flight out the next morning. We requested our bags and drove home instead. Horrible."
Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."
Pros: "Seat were larger and comfortable"
Cons: "AB 320-200 flight for +5 hours and no entertainment. Nothing on the flight. Could not pre-board on line, so instead of a zone 2 loading sequence we got zone 4. as a person who flies to Europe 4-5 times a year I do not enjoy getting on a plane in the Zone 4-5 sequencing."
Pros: "Boarding was swift. Gate staff was friendly."
Cons: "Phone charging stations at gate were down at every gate in the terminal. We waited nearly 45 minutes on the plane at the gate for a "flight attendant that is going to hitch a ride to make a flight from San Diego to Charlotte." This was obnoxious! We waited for almost as long as the flight was scheduled to take. Poor form."
Cons: "just like above + I had previously requested a vegan meal that had been confirmed and I was presented a "dish" of pasta loaded with cheese and was told that that was vegan ... 9 hours flight with no food The sound outlet on my seat was broken and, again, no entertainment for the entire flight"
Cons: "Missed Connection."
Pros: "Great service!"
Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "SEATS IN FIRST CLASS WERE EXCELLENT WITH MANY PERKS."
Cons: "DELAYS IN BOARDING. Almost 2hrs"
Cons: "It did not happen! Had to taxi to Austin!"
Cons: "1 hour late. And when the pilot made announcements during the movie it would not pause. We missed parts of the movie. It was annoying."
Pros: "Quick flight, stewardesses still offered complimentary drinks, a/c worked well."
Pros: "Fast shuttle to our hotel"
Pros: "Nothing at all."
Cons: "Flight was canceled... apparently they won't be able to get me home until 24 hours later than I was scheduled to get there. Standing in line 5 hours later still waiting for vouchers. My bags already went to san diego. Customer service has been confrontational. Terrible all the way around."
Pros: "Wanted more polite crew"
Cons: "The lady was rude need more skills"
Cons: "They did not enforce masks. Person sitting next to me had mask off the entire time."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."
Cons: "Was delay"
Cons: "On time departure and arrival"
Pros: "Free WiFi with movies"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Small plane"
Pros: "I want $254 visa gift card as a refund!!!!!"
Cons: "Please see above"
Cons: "No bags to go to overhead bin"
Cons: "Lost my baggage at united, better not cooperate with them"
Pros: "Everything is smoothie"
Cons: "I have not find any"
Cons: "We had to run to get to our plane because of the ridiculous time-window you guys allowed (15 minutes if everything went according to plan--which it didn't)."
Pros: "Boarding was very easy , no long line , trip was on time ."
Cons: "slightly delayed"
Pros: "Dr usus I"
Cons: "The keys"
Pros: "Everything ran as expected"
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"
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"
Cons: "Delays, multiple gate changes"
Pros: "Lack of services for price"
Cons: "Lack of services for price"
Cons: "Need to pay to watch TV"
Cons: "Food is actually not applicable"
Pros: "Arrived safely and almost on time despite late departure."
Cons: "Boarded plane in nonsensical manner. Had to try to walk opposite the flow of traffic to find room in overhead luggage compartment. Plane was too cold."
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."
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."
Cons: "Had to rent a car at LAX in order to actually make it home to San Diego. Also had to go home without any of my luggage ..."
Cons: "Same as above same as above"
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."
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: "newar to San Diego was fine"
Cons: "They charge me to much for my second baggage($70)"
Pros: "Nice short trip with no complications."
Cons: "Everything was fine; I just generally don't like flying."
Pros: "Excellent cabin service. Arrive destination on time."
Cons: "I'm still at the airport !!!"
Pros: "They were prompt and polite"
Pros: "Staff and comfort good."
Cons: "Samething no help to my flights or cabin."
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: "Love the free tv/movies with the United App. That was great!"
Airlines flying from Monterey to San Diego have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Monterey to San Diego
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Monterey to San Diego
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Monterey to San Diego
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Monterey to San Diego
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Monterey to San Diego