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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 48% drop in price.

High season

FebruaryMost popular time to fly with an average 34% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$433(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$406or less

Good deal one-way

$203or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $203 or less one-way and $406 or less round-trip.
  • High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 70% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying New York to Bakersfield Meadows Field

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.2
American Airlines
Overall score based on 45,374 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew and pilot were great."
Cons: "The plane was absolutely PACKED during the peak of a global pandemic. Completely irresponsible to not have people spaced out by at least one seat."

Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "The WiFi would not connect for two of my flights. I wanted to watch movies"

Pros: "I was very appreciative that the cabin crew went through the cabin prior to take off to check that everyone was wearing a mask properly (covering mouth AND nose). I flew United a few weeks ago and had to politely ask the person next to me both on return and departing flight to make sure the mask covered thier nose. A lot of people in the cabin weren't wearing masks properly and the crew didn't seem to care."

Cons: "That flight for 2.5 hrs is way to tight. An hour, hour and a half... OK. But 2.5 hrs on a packed flight was uncomfortable"

Pros: "The middle seat was left unoccupied to ensure social distancing."
Cons: "The sound wasn't working on the 2nd leg of my flight so I wasn't able to enjoy the music."

Pros: "Nothing. Will never fly American again"
Cons: "Better customer service at the gate."

Cons: "there was no social distancing"

Pros: "Yes the crow was good"
Cons: "The wifi should be free to use without paying for it"

Pros: "One member of the crew who focused on the back of the plane was pleasant and kind during a one hour delay on the tarmac."
Cons: "One member of the crew who focused on first class passengers complained about having to pick up trash, having to stay in Birmingham, and was just unpleasant. The AA system was down in Charlotte which effected everything. The attendant at the gate was very, very short with several passengers. There was not enough AA ground crew at our destination to allow us to embark. They couldn’t move the jetway and unload bags at the same time so we just had to sit there for 30 minutes. At 12:30am."

Pros: "Everything was amazing"
Cons: "More snack options"

Pros: "Nothing. It’s a terrible airline. Seriously, don’t book with them unless you’re desperate or you want to have an anxiety attack."
Cons: "American isn’t my preferred airline for obvious reasons (delays, notoriously bad service, old planes, and a lack of amenities like WiFi and tv’s), but now I’ll never spend my money with them again. They took me off an already delayed flight after I’d already boarded to examine my smart bag. I know that lithium batteries can’t be taken in the underbelly of the plane and I knew my bag would likely be checked at the gate (why I removed the battery and left it at home in the first place). When they asked me if I had a lithium battery in my bag I said “no.” They then gate checked the bag and allowed me on the plane. After everyone had been boarded (half an hour after we’d been scheduled to take off) they then called my name out on the speaker. I had to then de-board the plane and re-explain to staff that there was no lithium battery in my bag. The staff didn’t believe me citing the infallible logic: “there are ports so there’s a battery.” I told them again and again that the battery had been removed and the charging ports—while there—were inert as they weren’t attached to the battery. STILL, I had to remove all of my clothes from the bag, and open every single compartment (of which there were many) for them to allow me to get back onto the plane. They were telling me that they might have to “rebook the flight” if my bag couldn’t get on. I don’t think I need to explain how agitated/terrified that made me."

Pros: "The crew was really good. The flight had no issues. I was pleased."

Pros: "I pay $30 more for my bags"
Cons: "I pay $30 more for my bags,"

Cons: "Phoenix airport is horrible for on time departures. Always."

Pros: "Great first class cabin crew."

Cons: "I was annoyed when I was told I would have to check my carry on because there was no more room in the overhead compartments. Then as I was walking down the aisle to get to my seat I saw a lot of room in the overheads."

Cons: "Waited on the tarmac for over an hour before departure with very little explanation."

Cons: "Service was excellent"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Flight left on time. Pilot had a sense of humor."
Cons: "Entertainment seemed canned"

Pros: "I like that I made it home alive."
Cons: "Everything about Departing and arriving was a Poor experience. I might not be using this particular airline again. 4 Airlines now on my list of do not use."

Pros: "No need to drive from OKC!!!"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Flight crew was an hour late to the flight, whereas customers were waiting for far longer than that."

Pros: "Fast and easy service"

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "At the end of three flights to obviously be understaffed and to have luggage take an hour and fifteen minutes is disrespectful and shows how AA is callous about it’s passengers needs."

Pros: "Entertainment streaming was decent."

Pros: "Staff very professional, everything else went as planned. That's all one needs."
Cons: "We had a hard time hearing (clarity of speech) announcements over the intercom at the gate & on the plains (specially when the captain spoke). Nothing life threatening, but wouldn't want to miss something important."

Pros: "American did transfer us to another flight after several hours' delay."
Cons: "Lack of scheduled flight crew caused a 2 hour delay causing American to re-route us via Chicago in lieu of Phoenix. Still, arrived 2 hours later..."

Pros: "Smooth flying and lots of respects to the pilots for their dedicated work. The entertainment really works very well."
Cons: "Poor Service. The service of drinks is done very poorly. Really concerned with the attitude. Never need those complimentary drinks."

Pros: "Got me to where I'm going safely. Crew was nice."
Cons: "Flying is painful"

Pros: "Not much"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We Departed 3 hour late because the pilot was missing. I lost my connection in Miami and I’m waiting here for almost 24 hours to take another flight. Very bad experience!"

Pros: "The flight left on time - I do appreciate that."
Cons: "We were forced to check our Uppababy Vista stroller at EWR departures that we hoped to check at the gate. Needless to say this made it difficult to get our toddler through security. At baggage claim only half our stroller was there - they had disconnected the seat from the wheels. Luckily we spotted what looked like a similar frame to ours at the gate when we landed. It then took another forty minutes for the baggage claim office person to go through security, to the arrival gate and back to baggage claim."

Cons: "No personal space or legroom. Uncomfortable seats."

Pros: "I liked that you could watch TV and movies from your personal device without a charge."
Cons: "That the flight was delayed."

Pros: "Great attendants. Easy ride. Easy take off, easy landing."
Cons: "We departed late due to something going on in the runway. No free wifi option."

Pros: "That we where on the plane... If you consider that we had to make this D-tour to get to San Juan...AA canceled our flight to San Juan in JFK due to wether and not enough standby crews."
Cons: "That the canceled the flight in JFK, and the couldn't get us to to San Juan from JFK the same or the next day!! There was nobody from AA to assist you or help you!! We had this once with Delta as well but they send you the new itinerary in front with a compensation and help you at the airport... For us it's never AA again"

Pros: "Ticket price was competitive."
Cons: "No individual entertainment systems on the seat backs--4.5 hours is a long time to be sitting on a plane with only an overhead screen showing whatever movie the airline chose. Also, charging $125 for a carry-on pet that has to stay under the seat AND having it count towards as one of my two "free" carry-ons is ridiculous. The flight was delayed because one of the crew was late."

Pros: "Getting to my seat was overall the best experience. Out side of the finally walking onto the plane and sitting down, over an hour late, it was less than mediocre."
Cons: "If the plane was on time and didn't run an hour and 20 Ish minutes late, it would have been fine, except for the blinking over head reading light that would flash in my face every 20/30 seconds that could not be turned off being due to, as the flight attendant said, "they all do that"."

Pros: "3 hrs delay Small plaine No entertainment"

Pros: "Priority boarding provided by my credit card"

Pros: "The staff was completely nice (except when I was trying to rebook my ticket and I felt like there was no understanding of what I was going through)."
Cons: "There was a strange situation outside of LGA wherein I sat in a car for nearly an hour once already at the airport. I don't know what was going on but we were trapped there and it caused me to miss my flight. There were no other flight out and I ended up having to book an entirely new ticket. I believe that LGA or American Airlines should refund my expenses, because otherwise it makes me not want to ever go through either again."

Pros: "On time departure and early arrival."
Cons: "No meal. Only a bag of pretzels and one drink. Even half a sandwich would have been acceptable."

Cons: "Everything was ok"

Pros: "Stewardesses tried to make up for disastrous management mistakes. One customer service rep was helpful when Kiosk refused to give me boarding pass or seat assignment or pay for baggage check--ALL USING MY AMERICAN AIRLINES ADVANTAGE MASTERCARD!"
Cons: "Change of airports from EWR-Oak to JFK/SFO after I had printed boarding passes. Got call from AA but when I picked up, no one was on the line. Equipment prob, they said. I think it was two half full planes and they screwed the EWR passengers. Manhattan was in gridlock because of UN session. I discovered change when I arrived to check luggage curbside at EWR. 3 hours of stop and go traffic to get there. See other box re kiosk problems. Boarding pass didn't have my TSA FTN so had to go back. Could not check luggage curbside. Got seat in last row when I noticed boarding pass had no seat assignment. They lost my luggage at SFO. There's more, but..."

Cons: "Baggage charge. I always try and fly with southwest if possible no baggage fee and they have an overall better vibe for the flyers"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "The flight had a 3+hour delay leaving New York and the connecting flight from Phoenix had another hour delay. The customer service rep on the phone did her best to help me but there was no way for me to get to my destination on time (I had given myself a 2.5 hour cushion."
Cons: "Over 4 hours of delays made me miss my best friend's wedding rehearsal dinner-- and i was the best man. Completely unacceptable."

Pros: "every thing is okay other than the delay."
Cons: "delay in departure for 2 hrs"

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Wi-Fi could be better with no interruptions. My movies were interrupted 2 times."

Pros: "Minimal amount of announcements"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable and toilets were in need of cleaning."

Pros: "I know how everything works with United Airlines."
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi for everyone!"

Cons: "We sat on tarmac for two hours after the scheduled take off and weren’t even offered a glass of water..."

Cons: "More legroom."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "H m"

Pros: "i asked for a glass of water and the answer was you had one already hahahahahaha"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Smoothie landing"
Cons: "Only one snack"

Cons: "WiFi wouldn’t process and no outlet’s for power. These work as standard on delta or JetBlue"

Pros: "Bathroom was clean and nice"

Cons: "I farted on the plane"

Pros: "Wi-Fi"
Cons: "Under staffed. After a long friday in New York I was looking forward to a glass of wine. You would think 2.5 hr flights could handle serving everyone drinks."

Cons: "The seat cushion of 21A seems tilted forward. Please fix it."

Cons: "If you don't check luggage you can't pre-print your boarding pass or pick your seat, which adds a few minutes at the airport."

Pros: "Great rate easy to book & accurate"

Pros: "Service was outstanding"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It was after 10p. The lights were going on and off for beverage services and garage pick up. The lights were the stewards were were on, either for them or for people going back and forth to the bathroom ."

Cons: "The fact that I wasn't able to sit with my travel partner"

Pros: "Welcoming"
Cons: "Can't think of i enjoy it"

Pros: "They got me out early, before expected storm."

Pros: "On schedule"

Cons: "My luggage lock was broken."

Pros: "Not much, except maybe the price."
Cons: "Rude ground staff (air staff were nice). Several delays and not organized at all."

Cons: "Tickets oversold i almost got to wait till morning 10am"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "The service was fantastic."

Pros: "Great"

Cons: "I was delayed and missed my connecting and then was not helped in Denver."

Pros: "Very nice experience"

Cons: "Both flights were delayed /"

Cons: "All of it. EVERY SINGLE BIT..."

Cons: "Wine not good for price. Has to check carry-on bag."

Pros: "The coffee and waffle snack."
Cons: "The 40 minute delay."

Pros: "All was good"

Cons: "Have to pay for tv. And headsets aren't loud enough to hear tv"

Pros: "Everything. We were held up in traffic and United was so accommodating. We were in awe"

Cons: "Late, waited for a plane while numerous flights to Ontario and Sacramento came and went. Unacceptable."

Pros: "Fast"
Cons: "We had a Turblance in Chicago !!"

Pros: "all"

Pros: "This airline is better than most of the others."

Cons: "Boarded, then sat on runway for about 50 minutes"

Pros: "All was well"
Cons: "I had no real complaints"

Pros: "Everything was great! I was happy to find such a great deal last minute."

Pros: "arrived on time despite delayed departure"

Cons: "1 of the worst landing I have ever experienced."

Pros: "Easy fast friendly!"
Cons: "That it wasnt free :)"

Pros: "I liked that 1 out of our four flights had more room & personal tvs."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that out of our four flights three were not too comfortable... & no tvs on three out of four"

Pros: "smooth sailing the staff was pretty good"

Pros: "How they take care us in the plane I love!!"
Cons: "Everything was good"

Pros: "Staff was very nice"
Cons: "Two flights, two delays."

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