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April Best time to beat the crowds with an average 7% drop in price.

High season

November Most popular time to fly with an average 9% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$232 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$97 or less

Good deal one-way

$56 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Oakland to California for the following prices or less: to Burbank $135 one-way - $228 round-trip, to Los Angeles $56 one-way - $97 round-trip, to Long Beach $86 one-way - $162 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.
  • Morning departure is around 83% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 4 airlines serving Oakland to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,231 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Room for my carry-on in above seat compartment was good and available right above where I sat. Crew was friendly when boarding."
Cons: "No seat room or real leg room and I am only 5’2”. No in- flight screens and unable to connect to WiFi even though I had the app already downloaded. But, again, why do I need to use my own device? Back of the chair that faced me was dirty and had food residue on it— hard to clean with only 5 minutes between disembarking and loaded next set of passengers."

Pros: "Got an exit seat so I had some leg room."
Cons: "Too much carry on luggage. It’s out of hand and to the point of being ridiculous. No one is really enforcing size restrictions. Slows everything down."

Pros: "The logo on the plane"
Cons: "No snacks , no tv . slow flight"

Pros: "We were completely surrounded by parents with toddler. The tots were crying and one was screaming. The flight attendants brought ear plugs. We waited for the bar service. The planes was clean, new with WiFi hookups. Leg room is a thing of the past. I am glad to be thin and limber. The cheese plate was reportedly delicious."
Cons: "Being in a sea of crying babies. I would have preferred some space away from the noise."

Pros: "Did not know I had to bring or buy own dinner and breakfast. I didn’t see that written anywhere."

Pros: "I liked that we were going to Hawaii."
Cons: "No entertainment no food only 1drink service. Staff seemed generally unhappy and burdened by passengers."

Pros: "Bigger seats on Portland to Burbank flight"

Cons: "Entertainment options limited."

Pros: "Pleasant flight"
Cons: "NO WINDOW SEAT! Bummer!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Gate was changed and without wheelchair was difficult to get to correct gate. No Alaska boarding people came to our gate to tell us of gate change"

Pros: "Flight attendant were super nice and friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight attendants could not have been nicer.. highly recommend"

Pros: "No space for my small duffle bag in the overhead binders"

Pros: "My first time treating myself to first-class, so it was very nice."
Cons: "Delayed an hour at departure, and then got bumped out of first class on my connection, which they did change to a later flight; however, sadly no one looked very concerned about the fact that I'd like to have continued my flight in the class I PAID for. More on that in my next flight review."

Pros: "Comfort,service , and plane all great !"

Cons: "Flight was delayed. Alaska's boarding/deplaning procedure is slow and inefficient."

Cons: "I couldn't understand the captain's message over the speaker....he either had an accent or the reception was terrible."

Pros: "The stewards were friendlier than most airlines."
Cons: "Wish they had tv screens behind the headrests."

Pros: "I like the seats - the headrests wrapped around. That was good."
Cons: "They KNEW there wouldnt b enough room for the overhead luggage, so they offered to check bags for free. This is wrong: people bring overhead luggage because it won't check or cant check. It seems wrong to offer to check it because they already know its not all going to fit. also, the Alaska boarding procedure is really messed up, compared to Southwest which always runs smoothly."

Pros: "Relaxed atmosphere, updated seats, everything was smooth and on time, attendents were polite and helpful"
Cons: "Need to start earlier with pre boarding. This caused a back up bcz an elderly couple had not pre boarded earlier. They were very frail and needed a lot of help. Perhaps they cannot hear the announcement. Keep them close to the gate. Food is pricy, poor variety, and skimpy"

Pros: "When landing in Burbank, we were able to exit the plane from both the front and the back! Since I was sitting almost all the way in the back of the plane, this made it very easy for me to exit the plane quickly. The plane also wasn't full to capacity, so I was able to have an entire row to myself!"
Cons: "Our landing into Burbank was very rough! We came in very fast and it was quite a scary experience."

Pros: "Fantastic crew and service"
Cons: "Very rough landing"

Pros: "Flight was great. Crew were very polite"
Cons: "Probably had nothing to do with airline but I left a bag in car, my fault but had problems reaching the car rental field office. I tried contacted within a hour to no avail. Not until the next morning did they answer the phone. Can u please help. Payless car # 40278755. Oakland drop off. Johnny Templet 985-518-3949"

Pros: "Our flight attendant was absolutely precious!! Complimentary Mai-Tai was good!"
Cons: "Fruit and cheese plate seems like it was sitting out a bit. The cheese looked slightly dried and cracked."

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, local beer/wine/food options featuring NW small businesses, on time departure, and almost a half hour early landing. Baggage claim at Burbank is always super quick. Great trip overall."

Pros: "It was fine with plenty of space."
Cons: "Lack of snacks on a 5 hrs flight"

Cons: "They made me walk very far even though I am disabled. It was painful and difficult to get all the way to my seat"

Pros: "On time nice crew"
Cons: "Not being able to fly first class"

Pros: "Personal service. Helpful friendly people."

Pros: "The staff was so nice and friendly. The ride was fantastic. Boarded the plane it was so comfortable and cozy landed safely without incident."

Pros: "Very pleasant trip. Everything went very smooth. Will fly again with you."

Pros: "Left a little earlier than scheduled and arrived earlier than scheduled. Very smooth flight."
Cons: "It was all great"

Cons: "The seats were suprisingly small."

Pros: "Every single person I encountered on this flight was so friendly, offered assistance, and had a smile. Even the pilot thanked us (in person not just overhead on the speakers) for flying with them! It was one of my most enjoy flights. 3 rounds of beverage service!"

Pros: "Nice, friendly crew."
Cons: "Limited complimentary beverages, would like to see more varieties, always a short landing at Burbank."

Cons: "Free TV shoes were extremely limited. Virtually nothing complimentary to watch for 5 hours"

Pros: "they were very friendly and funny :)"

Pros: "Compared to the service from Burbank, nothing"
Cons: "There should have been a warning that we have to do everything by ourselves when we get to Seatac. All I saw that Alaska staff did in the airport was take my bag. I did all the work, wow. The airport staff looked really pressed though. Security check was bad enough, the lines were the worst I've ever seen. Alaska check-in instructions were hardly visible, and that's were the 'work' for the staff came in, I giess. They told us where to go, ha ha."

Pros: "Comfortable fast and easy !"

Pros: "LOVE the free wifi - can't tell you how wonderful that is when you have a 2+ year old who loves watching videos, etc. Crew was incredible kind and patient when my husband was walking the aisle with our baby (trying to get her to sleep)."
Cons: "Nothing negative on this flight."

Cons: "Flight was delayed, gate staff not helpful"

Pros: "I fly this route regularly and Alaska is my first choice - the service is good, and everyone gets a celebratory drink prior to landing in the Islands. I will often upgrade to 1st class, and that is so worth it. I arrive at my destination after 5 hours feeling relaxed and able to jump right into the new environment."
Cons: "In 1st class - no complaints whatsoever. In coach - the usual: seats small, cramped, packed in with hundreds of other human beings, just waiting for it to be over. What a difference between the two!"

Cons: "Two stews, one wm slightly balding down right rude to several passengers and in particular another traveler with a service dog. Argued with man with service dog and failed to understand that "service dog" was not some pet. We attempted to assist other flyer and he was rude, bossy, and nearly insolent to us ... he finally to it but needs for re-training for him pretty darned important. One blondish wm stew with long page-boy like hair cut also verged on rudeness through her inability to hear, understand and desire to chant rules rather than to hear what was actually happening ... both of them more than mildly disappointing. Other two stews fine but seemed to want to stay out of way of the two rude ones."

Cons: "Horribly slow, poorly conducted."

Pros: "Very on time flight. Not strict with baggage."

Pros: "The crew was very good & accommodating. The seating was terrible and even though we were required to purchase it they ran out. It was the first time I have ever been UNHAPPY on an Alaska flight and I have been on many."

Pros: "They were totally on time. They were very friendly they were very professional and helpful. I like the fact that you can watch movies from their Wi-Fi for free on your phone. I also like the fact that there's an outlet at every seat so you can charge your phone and laptop. Much cleaner and more comfortable than most other airlines. Really my first time flying them I was impressed."
Cons: "I wish they had offered headset so that I can actually listen to the movies if they offer for free on your phone."

Cons: "The flight attendant was TERRIBLE. She basically shamed me for having a beer in the morning. I'm a nervous flier and I thought it would help settle my nerves. I was at the very back of the plane and unfortunately could hear Everything she had to say. All the other flights were fine. I was just telling my friend about her today. Very disappointing. It was my first time flying Alaska airlines. I would not recommend them."

Pros: "Who would have known there were actually nice flight attendants in the world? I'm tired of the big airlines and their lack of service. Alaska Air does it right."

Pros: "Food & timeliness"
Cons: "Cramped seat and no window (14a)"

Cons: "Not a thing!"

Pros: "Both flight attendants were excellent"
Cons: "Everything perfect"

Pros: "Great crew. Good food. On time."

Cons: "We were seated near the back of the airplane. The heater came on midway of the flight, by the time we landed, it was difficult to breathe because it was so hot. The flight attendant all relocated from the back of aircraft to the front aircraft where it was cooler, I assume. I was worried for my son."

Pros: "Crew attentive and helpful"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Crew very friendly and courteous"
Cons: "Would’ve been nicer to have lunch rather than breakfast"

Pros: "Good flight as always with Delta. Sat in economy comfort, so of course the seats was comfortable. Flight Attendants were great."

Pros: "The crew was really nice! They were very energetic!"
Cons: "I am not blaming the airline, but the Salt Lake Airport. Everything was slow and everything was delayed! The airport staff was friendly, but airport management needs be prepared and perform better. Compared to other airport, there was not that many people flying, and still there processing issues."

Cons: "Flight was 1,5 hr delayed, which almost caused me to miss my connecting flight"

Pros: "I like flying Delta. Make you feel comfortable and at ease."

Pros: "Crew and plane are great"

Pros: "Full flight, nightmare. No comfort at all. Never again."
Cons: "Comfort on board."

Pros: "The crew was great and super nice!"
Cons: "Screens with games, more leg room, and not having kids behind us messing with tray tables the whole flight."

Cons: "Everything was excellent."

Pros: "I liked the touch screen displays in each headrest. Seats and leg room comfortable"
Cons: "Boarding was somewhat unorganized"

Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "No video screens, the choice of snacks is very weak"

Pros: "Open seat next to me. Free movies."
Cons: "Really narrow aisles. Even hard for the crew to get by. I can’t believe they use A330s for international flights."

Pros: "Food and entertainment were non-existent since the flights were so short and on smaller jets.....so I guess 1star isn't really fair, but there was no option for N/A Flight attendants were friendly. VPS-ATL lead attendant was very sweet to a passenger in front of us who was on her first flight alone with her child to go to her fathers funeral in the Philippines. She also thanked a soldier for her service. Love these little touches."
Cons: "I'm so used to the nice screens with free tv games and flight tracker and really missed that on this trip. I'm glad I decided not to pay to upgrade to comfort + this trip for the first time in a long time."

Pros: "Like Above"
Cons: "Like above"

Pros: "Seating was ok but had better for a premium coach."
Cons: "The tv screen. Touch pad was not working properly on both legs."

Cons: "Food."

Pros: ":("
Cons: "Bad food"

Pros: "Customer service was great"

Cons: "They change schedule day before we flight, the change schedule 2 time while were flighting"

Pros: "Could be among the best landings ever. I felt nothing as we touched down in Salt Lake!!!"

Pros: "Crew fantastic"

Pros: "none of it"
Cons: "It was Terrible I will never do it again"

Pros: "The fact that there were no snakes on this plane :-)"
Cons: "Same issue... there were no snakes on the plane :-/"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Security line, waiting an hour to take off, no time for drink service. Awful flight"

Pros: "Good food and movies. Comfy seating with plenty of room."

Pros: "on-time and quick boarding times"
Cons: "Waiting too long before take off with no circulation of cool air"

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Seats are in humane"

Pros: "Delta is the best--I sat in a comfy seat (middle seat at that) and watched 3 movies during my flight. Couldn't be better!"

Cons: "Spent $130 on a very uncomfortable aisle seat."

Cons: "That we weren't automatically transferred to the next available flight to Burbank."

Cons: "Even with "Comfort +" the seats are horrible."

Cons: "Very dated plane. First class seat was worn, crooked, and uncomfortable. No entertainment offered. Almonds or biscuit cookies were the only food options."

Pros: "The flight left on time and landed earlier than anticipated"
Cons: "The seats were narrow and very upright"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Employees at the Atlanta airport have a SERIOUS chip on their shoulders. Just when you thought seats couldn't get any smaller or closer together. Paid for priority boarding but the boarding pass still said zone 3. Employees could care less."

Pros: "Flight was very comfortable and had a lot of space to move around"
Cons: "The gentleman indicating on the loud speakers what zones will be loading first was very rude."

Pros: "Hard to like anything with this delay -- missed 3 appointments in Raleigh."

Pros: "When I finally got on a flight (see what I didn't like), the crew was very helpful and the flight was comfortable."
Cons: "When I checked in online, I received boarding passes for the first two legs of the trip, but was told to see a gate agent in Amsterdam for the boarding pass for that flight. It turns out that there was a problem, attributed by one of the KLM staff that I talked with to "a communication problem between Delta and KLM." As a result, I was finally given a stand-by boarding pass. Since the flight was full, I was denied boarding. After hours of trying to figure this out, the KLM staff put me on a flight for the next day and organized a stay at an airport hotel. The KLM staff were very nice, but it seemed to take a very long time to figure this out. They also failed to note that the denial of boarding in the records, which caused a problem in my return flight. The upshot: I missed a follow-on flight to Budapest and had to pay a huge rebooking fee for that missed flight. I also missed a day of my vacation."

Cons: "Took 8 hours to get from Oakland to Los Angeles. Flight delayed then cancelled at Oakland. Driven from there to San Francisco. That flight delayed by 45 minutes. Got on board and then they neede 4 people to get off the plane since it was overweight. That took another hour. Bad day of travel."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Embarked and disembarked quickly. Flight arrived early"

Cons: "No TVs for int'l flight, disorganized and chaotic boarding process, limited snack options"

Cons: "Extreme delays"

Cons: "On board entertainment (movies / games) was not working the whole flight."

Pros: "Gate agent arranged flight via Salt Lake City and also gave me $15 lunch coupon for my troubles. She was awesome!"
Cons: "Dealing with West Jet to refund a mistake on the ticket purchase."

Cons: "2 of my 4 bags, which I checked in, were broken during my travel."

Cons: "Both of my flights were delayed with no perks offered."

Pros: "Cleanliness and comfort.the"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for up to 8 hours."

Pros: "Usual Frontier ease and comfort"
Cons: "The Frontier app never advises me of gate changes, nor does my electronic boarding pass show it. I have to rely on Kayak to give me timely notifications. As well, the plane was delayed getting to the gate from the hangar. Would have been good to get some ETAs, but the board never showed a delay and the crew didn't seem to have much info to share. More transparency, please."

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "The price and crew."
Cons: "The seats do not recline, the leg space was terrible, and there is no onboard entertainment of any kind."

Pros: "We were able to board the plane."
Cons: "Seats were spartan at best, hard plastic with covers but no comfort and no recline. 5 long hours of back and leg discomfort. Paid for hot tea and coffee. Paid $135 to check 3 bags. Sat at gate for 2 hours."

Pros: "friendly attitude"
Cons: "$85 for two checked bags, many little issues along the way but got there safely"

Cons: "Two plus hour delay!!"

Cons: "Plane was uncomfortable and they charge you for everything. Carry on bag, they charge you, bottle of water they charge you $2.95 Will never fly with them again. They are just as bad as Spirit."

Cons: "The fact that Reclining seats are a upgrade is unexceptable . The price online to check in your bags change during a check in. I was charged more than what your website state. The check-in reservation is was rude and unwilling to correct a computer glitch . She stated that your software had no ability to override a mistake."

Cons: "Great on time status!!!"

Pros: "I enjoyed the swift flight. It was long, but Frontier made it very enjoyable."
Cons: "There was nothing that I did not like. Everything was perfect!"

Pros: "Only thing I liked was the cheaper price, but I am thinking it wasn't really worth it."
Cons: "Our plane boarded an hour late. Didn't give any explanation until it was the time we should have taken off. Sat on the runway at our destination which I understand was not the airlines fault, but still not a lot of forthcoming information. Felt like there was even less leg room than on a Southwest plane and I am petite. Can't imagine a big person or tall person sitting in those seats. The half trays were of little use except for to put your drink on. Yes, it was a little cheaper that we didn't have luggage, but I think I'll go back to Southwest."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed flight and overpriced luggage fee - higher than other airlines - I have flown a few times with frontier and every flight had been delayed by mechanical problems - the flight at the gate next to mine also had the same problem."

Pros: "Although the ticket was cheaper than any other airline,"
Cons: "The low price didn't outweigh the other things such as having no carry on bags or any snacks or any reclining seats and so much turbulence. It didn't feel like any other airline where they treat you like a guest they even asked me to clean up the plane for them. I will not choose this airline again."

Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, over priced snacks, no foods."

Pros: "We arrived 40 minutes early."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "All the hidden costs"

Cons: "Luggage fee is expensive. $45 for carry on."

Pros: "The flight departed early and arrived 30 mins earlier! Nice!"
Cons: "Flight attendant stated the water was free but then when asked for more said you needed to buy it for $1.99/bottle! Ridiculous!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything you have to pay for! Terrible policy"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Plastic seats that don't recline, passing for a carryon, having to move out of my seat that I paid for to "balance" the Airbus 320 I was flying on."

Pros: "Was a very fast flight"

Pros: "Comfortable flight."
Cons: "Very delayed and kept us waiting longer than they promised and we're very clear as to why."

Pros: "Very nice staff, when the plane works, we got on in a timely manner and off quickly. Didn't lose my checked bag! and when flight was cancelled they returned it easily and gave me 200$ reward."
Cons: "No entertainment, pay for carry on, flight delayed and then cancelled, chairs don't relax backwards, so not the best airline but probably not the worst."

Pros: "crew and price excellent"
Cons: "baggage policy on Frontier is unclear. Security concern at Ohare as people brought bottles of water on board"

Pros: "Wasn' detlayed"
Cons: "Have to pay for every little extra thing"

Pros: "Not much to say about the flight...it was a standard coach-class flight. At least they got me my drinks when I wanted them."
Cons: "I felt deceived about the price. Like probably most people, I shopped around for a ticket, and Frontier appeared to have the cheaper price. I was shocked to find i had to pay for a carry-on, and more shocked i had to pay for a seat. So, in total - post-purchase, I had to spend another $150, roughly 46% more than the ticket price I booked. I get it...the state of the airlines, paying for baggage is becoming a thing. but this was just another level, without warning. it was a bait and switch. I won't fly Frontier again."

Cons: "Charged for checked bag, carry-ons, and to select seats on the flight. Seats were uncomfortable and did not recline. Crew seemed like they wanted to be there less than we did and was poor at distributing water in the Sahara that was our cabin."

Cons: "Charged for a carry on. Charged for Diet Coke? Are you serious ?... Plane was delayed 45 min. Then another 30. No explanation, just different times posted."

Pros: "Flight was affordable"
Cons: "The seats were extremely uncomfortable and it cost $40 to check in a bag"

Pros: "Crew and boarding were great. I appreciate the great fare I got too. Probably the best fare I've ever seen for this route. Just pack enough clothes to fit in my backpack and no luggage fee. Great for a short weekend away."
Cons: "Seats are just so narrow and tight. Lots of babies and kids on the flight, but you offer discount fares so all of the above is to be expected."

Cons: "I fly a lot but this was my first time on frontier and it was just poor quality. You guess charge for everything and provide nothing good for the customers. The seats and pull down table are horrible and it was just bad."

Pros: "Basic ticket price was good. Crew was friendly. Cabin was clean. Flight left on time and even landed early."
Cons: "Having to pay for all but 1 small bag. Having to pay to reserve seat. No Wi-Fi No in-flight entertainment of any kind. Not even a magazine."

Cons: "That you charge even for drinks and snacks. You have to pay for carry on. We left 45 minutes late and there was not an explanation as to why."

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Seats are one inch thick, and don't recline. 5" tray table is shorter than my cell phone. Pay separately for carry on, drinks, snacks, and pretty much everything except sitting on the airplane. No wifi. Never flying frontier again."

Cons: "We arrived with"42" mins until the plane left, because we could not find the desk. Then even though it was rule, the clerk at the desk called to ask the gate attendant who said no. We weren't even allowed to try and get to our flight, which we were sure w could have made because the security lines were non existent. This was with my father and his fiancé and we were trying to get to THEIR WEDDING! No refund was offered. I am not the type of person to make a scene, plus my dad and his fiancé were very distraught, so I didn't argue with the clerk but wanted some type of compensation for the worst experience I've ever had with an airline. I would really like someone from Frontier to call me. 514-301-5834"

Pros: "The crew was attentive and kind. The plane was clean, and had no stops from LA to Orlando."
Cons: "I thought the price of the flight was too good to be true. And it was, the carry-on charge of $40 bucks either way added $80 to the ticket. And for that much I could have flown at a more decent hour on another airline."

Pros: "Got to LA safely and pretty much on time."
Cons: "We left late, without a lot of communication about what was happening in the meantime. One of the flight attendants kept announcing that we wouldn't take off if people didn't sit down, before the flight. I also think Frontier should be more clear when you're buying your flight that you have to pay for having a carry-on."

Pros: "Crew and boarding."
Cons: "Pricing, so called insurance that is offered at check out, the websites rediciulous layout so hard to find what I was looking for. The amount of space on the plane. It made a four hour flight so uncomfortable and feel like eternity."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They charge you for everything and the seats don't recline. If you don't upgrade you can't choose your seat and they will sit you in the last row. They also charge for a carry on bag and a simple Coke. I will never fly them again. Five hours without a reclining seat is miserable"

Pros: "I didn't enjoy anything because I could not board. I was denied boarding by the agent because of being 2 minutes late after waiting in line while her and her coworker held a conversation."
Cons: "I work at LAX airport so I completely understand you can not check in after a certain amount of time. My problem is that the agent was holding a conversation while I was waiting in line. Then tells me I am 2 mins late to check in, not only did she not try to help me with a later flight but she had a NASTY attitude as well. She also asked her coworker if she seen "a tv show last night". Very unprofessional so I ended up flying with United airlines that same day."

Cons: "I will never fly Frontier again. Terrible experience overall. Blatantly disrespectful and unapologetic staff. Frontier is the equivalent taking a 'Greyhound' bus. The discount rates aren't much cheaper than flying other airlines do yourself a favor and fly with a normal carrier. The seats don't even recline on their planes. No free water. If they are this cheap and annoyed by the customers you can expect major concerns like safety, aircraft maintenance and the pilots to be equally as shotty and terrible."

Pros: "Seats are too close. They don't lean back. Pilot was great."

Cons: "Seats don't adjust. They charge for everything."

Pros: "That the chairs did not recline. On a short 2-3 hour flight it is nice not to have someone laying in your lap"
Cons: "Having to pay to close a seat"

Pros: "nothing... oh we didn't crash"
Cons: "everything. never flying frontier again, buying a new ticket my return"

Cons: "The crew was rude, the ground crew worse, especially at LAX, it was delayed beyond reason without explanation or consideration. Inefficient airline, unprofessional, not empathetic or accomodating."

Pros: "All the pieces came together to get us to California"
Cons: "Frontier provides early check in. However because we checked a bag we stood in the checking line and there was no benefit."

Pros: "Seats are horrible, don’t even have water for free. Terrible."
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "You should know that kayak doesn’t tell you that spirit has a carry on bag fee. And that fee changes based on if you booked it online at the airport via a kiosk or by an agent. They also make sure not to tell you that if you get through tsa with your carry on they won’t let you on the plane with it. You ok have to a significantly higher price. Of course it’s all a scheme to screw Yiyi. Then if you happen to have a problem with online checkin (like I did), there is no way to solve it. The airline does not have live representatives on their phone lines!! If you do complain about their issues via the online form (bc again you can’t speak to a rep) it will take them a week to answer and they will tell you that they can’t do anything. Horrible airline - will never fly on it again."

Pros: "it was a short trip."

Pros: "I just like captain who landed safely thats all"
Cons: "Horrible experience"

Cons: "Plane was grimy, they charged us for everything! Including 3$ for a minature bottle of water on the plane."

Cons: "Felt like I was sitting on a hard metal bench with seatbelts. Oh and having to spend $50 for a second carry-on is ridiculous as is the $18 to pick a seat."

Pros: "Flight crew was friendly and unobtrusive."

Pros: "cheap flight"
Cons: "you have to pay for everything from seating to baggage to food"

Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly and plane left on time and got to our destination slightly early. The fight was really smooth"
Cons: "They charge extra for everything. They charge you to book your seat, they charge you for any kind of bags (carry on or luggage), They charge you to check in at the desk. They charge you for refreshments on the plane. Seats are very uncomfortable."

Pros: "Got there early, check in easy"
Cons: "No free drinks or snacks and was so cramped in our seats."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "you have to pay for basically EVERYTHING. At the end the flight LA Portla,d cost me more tha LA london....."

Cons: "Have you been screwed over by Spirit airlines? Have you noted how a carry-on costs over $40? Have you noticed that you can't check in on the internet without signing up for their website and giving them all your personal information? Have they suddenly and at the last hour delayed your flight by 4 hours without letting you know, and then claimed that they emailed you, when they didn't? Have you noticed that they don't allowed comments to be posted to their facebook page (because they'd get nothing but bad comments). On top of that, when I got to the front counter, where I was told that my flight was delayed 3 hrs (thanks for not texting ir emailing me about it), I asked the guy at the counter to check and see if I was still on the flight. He confirmed that I was. But when we started boarding, my ticket no longer worked and he could not find me on the flight list! Wtf??? I almost got left out of th plane because of what???"

Pros: "Easy booking and website"
Cons: "A lot of people were out of seats during plane travel to stand around and chat which made it uncomfortable having people hover over me when I was trying to sleep"

Cons: "$57 per checked bag. Absolute rip off"

Cons: "Extremely delayed flight, luggages arriving late. And the fact that you have to buy your own drinks on the plane."

Cons: "Arrived 3 hours late to our destination after being de-planed once and delayed 4 times. Never flying Spirit again. This was strike 4."

Pros: "It was a short flight and the staff was entertaining"
Cons: "I did not like the expensive carry on bag fee or that I could not have my tickets on my phone"

Cons: "Flight cancelled for no reason"

Pros: "Delayed fight"

Pros: "Clean and simple"
Cons: "To pay for absolutely everything"

Cons: "$58 per bag. &$ food charged at 10$,,,,Ripped off"

Cons: "It was my first time to pay for a baggage, $90.00 . Because of this, I am not happy about Spirit Airlines! :("

Cons: "Spirit is horrible- do yourself a favor and spend more to fly with another airline"

Cons: "thought that reasonable price but will realize even expensive... how come they charge $65.00 for hand carry unexpectable and never understand and no make sense please disregard spirit your compare listing...please"

Pros: "Plenty of time to nap. In a uncomfortable chair"
Cons: "Same"

Pros: "Cheap, on time."

Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "I was forced to check-in my luggage even though I've always used this suitcase and I never check it in. I can accept 25$ for a check in, but 50$??"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Bad service"
Cons: "Bad service"

Pros: "Service., staff, size of plane inside.!"
Cons: "Some passengers didn't say 'excuse me' at all."

Cons: "Check in bags 50 USD was not clear"

Cons: "-I'd rather pay more upfront than sit thought a 7hrour flight that doesn't even offer complimentary water to its passengers. -lacking reclining seats"

Pros: "I was charged by Spirit $100 per carry on, there was no obvious note or warning for the charge when I checked in on line. I felt that I had been robbed $400 By spirit. The the service at the Oakland airport was terrible, the people working at the Spirit gate had very bad attitude, one of them was called Lavinia, worker ID 34448, and her coworker was horrible too, unfortunately I didn't get her name. I will not book spirit anymore."
Cons: "Nothing I liked about Spirit, it is the worst airline."

Pros: "The cost of the ticket was less expensive compared to other airlines. The crew was excellent, friendly, attentive and very helpful."
Cons: "Luggage cost extremely high in comparison and No amenities."

Cons: "Spirit Airlines charges for your carry on luggage. So the cheap ticket prices are good if you don't bring any luggage. Nothing is complimentary. The seats are totally cramped. I'm short and wasn't very comfortable. I have no idea how tall people handle it. I will not be choosing Spirit Airlines in the future."

Pros: "The pilot did a good job."
Cons: "The bag fees were more than the flight. The travel insurance that I purchased on Spirits website with the tickets, even though they had emailed me a copy of the policy, had no record of the purchase when I called them with a question. Spirits website lists the size limits of carry on bags and the fees. They explain that it's more at the gate. I paid in advance for my laptop bag after measuring it and finding it did not meet the requirements of free carry on. At the gate I found out the laptop bag would be no charge. Spirits policy? No refunds of course. Just a $90 credit if I ever use their crappy airline in the future. I requested and paid extra for seats that were not over the wing (my wife takes pictures). We were over a wing. I paid for early boarding. It was never called ( the attendant asked for passengers with special needs). In closing, I am very disappointed that Kayak would even associate themselves with these scam artists. Low cost has limits. It's still supposed to be a service industry. Spirit is atrocious, but I became entangled with them through Kayak. I wont forget that."

Cons: "i didn't like the fact that every little detail cost money my flight started at 200. ended over 300. windsor ca to vagus i will never use spirit again and i will tell all me Friends to stay away"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "When the flight was canceled, no amenities were given for lost time and opportunity. Staff was rude about this situation"

Cons: "Flight delayed then cancelled"

Pros: "The boarding was 20 minutes later than scheduled on both legs of my trip, but the upside was that once we boarded the plane, we took off within 10-15 minutes."
Cons: "Everything has an extra price with Spirit... Every. Thing."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "The seat selection process, seat room/comfort, and flight crew. I'm 6'-4" and was put in the last row in the corner. I asked the flight attendant to check if there were other available seats and she rudely stated no. I physically could not sit in my seat. I found a free seat and moved."

Pros: "Easy, plane was clean. Super efficient"
Cons: "That you get nickel and dimed for everything"

Pros: "Went well."

Pros: "The extra charges are obscene and it wasn't like the original flight cost was even that cheap. $45 for a Carry on. And $100 for the same carry on if you forgot to pay in advance."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Awful company. Beware of baggage scams and other tricks they pull to get your money. They even charge you for a carry on and personal."

Cons: "When purchasing our tickets we were unaware of the extra cost from luggage and seats. We had to pay for our seats and carry on luggage. It felt like one huge scam. One of the flight attendants was closing the bins and didn't even try to close the bin correctly (there was a string block the latch) she made the passenger get up and close the bin, which the passenger did easily. They are the worst airline I've ever flown with."

Pros: "From start to finish they are such a con artist deceptive hidden fees horrible customer service unorganizedthey need to be shut down"

Pros: "I have been traveling to so many places, both domestic and international with frequent flyer miles from several airlines. What made me book Spirit on a one way flight from Sfco to Lax was to make sure that my wife will get her regular dialysis treatment as soon as we land in Los Angeles. To my surprise, I did not realize only when we arrived at Sfco airport that my boarding pass was for Oakland airport, hence we missed our flight. In my desperation to make it to my wife's fixed schedule , I had to purchase another tickets for both of us, including my daughter at twice the fare $225.00 one way. The problem is this, I had specifically typed Sfco airport (meaning not Oakland) on the kayak website so in my busy travel schedule did not bother to check that it automatically gave me Oakland as departure location. I ask for a refund. Sincerely Silverio Baranda"

Pros: "They charged $50 for a very small roller suitcase. That was the only luggage I carried. It could have been easily considered as a cabin luggage free of cost, but they did not even give me a chance to speak or negotiate. I felt it was a bad customer service."

Pros: "Baggage...toooo expensive to check. Seats are too narrow. No reclin I ng room or leg room Everything costs...even water and it wasn't pleasant at all."

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