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OAK — ZIH
Sep 23 — Sep 301
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1 adult
Economy
0 bags
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Fri 9/23
Fri 9/30

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Low season

September

High season

April

Cheapest flight

$166

Average price round-trip

$575

Good deal round-trip

$472

Good deal one-way

$231
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 33% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 37% increase in price.
Flight from Oakland to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Intl
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $231 or less one-way and $472 or less round-trip.
  • High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is September.
  • Morning departure is around 14% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying Oakland to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Intl

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8.3
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 31366 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.8Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.8Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "I'm usually happy with Alaska flights; I've taken this route so many times--and rarely find fault."
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Pros: "I'm usually happy with Alaska flights; I've taken this route so many times--and rarely find fault."
Pros: "I was given an exit row seat since there were so many open seats and it reminded me of flying before 9/11. I’m 6’6” and pre9/11 I was always ushered to an exit iris seat. So it was extremely thoughtful of the check-in agent to do that for me."
Cons: "The flight crew, check-in agent everyone was awesome and the flight was a real pleasure."
Cons: "Not enough fruit & cheese boxes Sitting in back We were told they ran out way up front!☹️"
Pros: "Friendly crew Free movies helped pass the time"
Pros: "Crew was amazing on board in the first class cabin"
Cons: "They advertise certain movies on their website but have a very limited selection on board. Couldn’t watch what I had wanted to watch."
Pros: "the flight itself was comfortable."
Cons: "getting assigned seats earlier."
Pros: "They were okay"
Cons: "They should have use the first class bathroom. There was a long line on coach."
Pros: "The food was quite decent."
Cons: "Gogo wifi kept dropping intermittently. The aircraft looked really old too."
Pros: "Excellent crew. Seats pretty comfortable and fair leg room for economy"
Cons: "Good choices of movies and shows, but was tricky getting access."
Pros: "There was lots of legroom"
Cons: "The WiFi didn’t work"
Pros: "Everything was excellent"
Pros: "The crew was polite and helpful."
Cons: "Choices of food could have been better, including not running out of items on a 5 hour flight."
Pros: "Service with a smile and offered water"
Cons: "Landing a bit rocky and no gate available with early landing at Seattle airport"
Pros: "Overall I like the space of the cabin. I felt I had a lot of space and didn't feel crowded. I also like the staff, very friendly and overall did an excellent job."
Cons: "There weren’t any major negatives to note."
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: "Air vents let very little air flow so it was pretty warm during the entire 5 1/2 hrflight. 737-900 has lane."
Cons: "Temp was warm"
Cons: "The premium seats that I paid to upgrade to were too narrow and the arm rests didn’t move"
Pros: "Seats and wifi we're good. Staff were nice and professional."
Cons: "As the headline says, our plane was grounded prior to arriving at our departure airport and we got a plane that wasn't being used according to the pilot. Well, as soon as we stepped on it smelled like an unventilated restroom. The smell never dissipated."
Pros: "Excellent care all of the way to the baggage crew in Kahului."
Cons: "A slightly hard landing in Kahului."
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: "Customer service both on the phone and in person wede professional, friendly, and accommodating. They went out of their way to make our trip as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "I, honestly, have no complaints about this flight."
Pros: "We were never given the seats next to each other that we booked"
Cons: "My daughter is too young to sit alone and we booked the reservation at the same time one booking"
Pros: "Hospitality of the crew."
Cons: "My luggage that was to be loaded in the cargo area of the plane never was put on the plane. No clothes, no shoes, no medications, no gps radio equiptment, and no special fishing equiptment, (as I was on a sportfishing vacation). Really, Really dissappointed."
Pros: "Great flight, lots of attention by crew. Arrived early!"
Pros: "Great food. Excellent flight attendants."
Cons: "Rough ride."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable."
Pros: "The service the last time I called"
Pros: "Prompt easy quick"
Cons: "Na"
Pros: "The crew members were fantastic. They had to go up and down the skinny little isle but they made everyone happy!"
Cons: "The plane had no room. the seats were very tight and our shoulders were way bigger than the seat. We are not overly large people. my husband in the isle seat kept getting booty bumped. You need better planes. Took Hawaiian home (much more space) and will never take alaska again, for the sole reason that i don't want to feel like a sardine anymore."
Pros: "Travel time, good flt crew and flt."
Cons: "Seats were to short"
Pros: "She was cute, really acted like she liked her job! Left early and arrived early."
Cons: "I wanted a candy bar instead of the mai tai"
Pros: "I'm glad it was a short flight!"
Cons: "It was hot. Really, really hot. They were talking about taking us back to our destination, but that call, positive or negative, should have been made before the flight as we didn't have equipment failure post-boarding. The idea that we'd go back is ludicrous if we'd already pushed from the gate. Get it together, Alaska."
Pros: "tablets were perfect for my seven year old."
Pros: "Very friendly crew. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "Small selection of movies. Must use one's own portable device to view movies, or rent one of their tablets."
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: "The boarding process was unhurried and they offered free checked bags to keep the overhead storage from overflowing."
Cons: "The noise level in the cabin was high. I'm glad that I have Bose noise-cancelling headphones."
Pros: "There was more leg room than usual which was very nice. Free mimosa was fun."
Cons: "Service cart was in the aisle too much. Passengers couldn't get to the bathroom"
Pros: "Flight personnel were focused and expedient. We arrived on time."
Cons: "First time flying Alaska outside of the Mainland. For a five hour flight, surprised there were no complementary meal service. Only beverage cart services. Flying five hours to Maui, Hawaii is a bit different than a 1 hour flight to Portland or Seattle. Price of Alaska economy ticket no less than their next competitor (i.e., Hawaiian Air, etc.) on the same flight route offering meal service. May want to rethink pricing model?"
Pros: "The crew on Alaska is always great. They always engage in conversation and seem to be in good moods, and not cranky. I like the little prop planes. Plus the complimentary beer and wine is fantastic. What happened to giving the consumer a little something on any other airline? I mean I feel like I have to fight for a cookie."
Cons: "We were rushed on both flights I took this week with Alaska. It was to make up for lost time. It just was a jumble at the gate. It made up for the time but it feels like cattle being herded. And I hate that. But I was happy with being on time so, good and bad I guess."
Pros: "leg room on premier seats. Entertainment had big variety and high quality."
Cons: "No food on 5 hour flight unless you pay"
Cons: "Two days before flight online seating chart showed no seats available that were together in main cabin so I bought "economy plus" seats. There were actually 32 empty seats in economy, many people had while rows to themselves. What a ripoff."
Pros: "Alaska Airlines has chargers at each seat! So convenient. They also have free messaging, and movies! They also de-board their luggage super quickly - I walked off the plane, grabbed my luggage, and was on my way as quickly as if I only carried-on!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were kind."
Cons: "There were several issues with my electronic boarding pass. Both on my way in for this flight and previously on another Alaska Airlines flight."
Cons: "Flight was delayed seat was moved to middle seat after choosing a window seat"
Pros: "I like the announcement for every situation and weather and time. But people at the entrance do not say welcome and when you leave they don't say anything. Other wise it is very good."
Cons: "Here's how my 1 hour direct flight to Portland went: delayed 4 hours, delayed 1 hour and turned into a layover flight, ten in Seattle it was delayed 3 hours because they couldn't get the right light bulbs to replace on the plane. The 1 hour trip turned into a 12 hour trip. I could have taken a car and driven there in the same time."
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: "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"

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Pésimo servicio y actitud de sobrecargo. Parece que no han entendido que trabajar en una empresa de servicio implica necesariamente una actitud positiva. Confrontar al pasajero siempre traerá consecuencias negativas. Imponer en lugar de explicar para convencer, es verdaderamente innecesario e implica un enfrentamiento y sobretodo la sensación de abuso de la autoridad conferida. “El que no vive para servir, no sirve para vivir”

Food

Check in was too slow!!! We got early at the counter but sinde check in take so much time. We were just in time at the gate. Check in on web or mobile doesn’t work.. the flight goto off on time and came as scheduled.

Ease of boarding Would benefit from more bilingual crew members

It was a late flight, 9:30pm, so being delayed an hour didn’t help. The seat itself was more comfortable than the trip down, but on both flights the legroom is non-existent. I’m only 5’7” and I’m still cramped and hitting my knees on the back of the seat behind me. These airlines need to stop treating us like sardines.

Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "amazing crew"
Cons: "more padding in seats"
Pros: "Terrible! Terrible signage, terrible treatment, terrible organization!"
Cons: "Everything!"
Cons: "Hand sanitizer and temp check at gate. I watched a crew member pick her nose."
Cons: "no cold air on the flight, it was so hot on the plane, it was delayed"
Cons: "Flight was over sold and lost my seat"
Cons: "The flights took off over an hour late. The seats were incredibly uncomfortable and didn’t recline., even ven a little bit. I am 5’6” and my knees touched the seat in front of me."
Pros: "It was ok."
Cons: "The prices for the flights are deceptive. You pay extra for EVERYTHING! Seat assignment, drinks, luggage, additional weight for luggage I’ve 22 lbs. a real ripoff compared to other airlines. Plus, they wouldn’t give us boarding passes for the leg from Guadalajara to Oaxaca in Oakland so we missed that flight and had to buy tickets on another airline."
Pros: "Temperature was reasonably ok."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable. Didn’t recline. No movies were available."
Cons: "Volaris airline didn’t even receive the confirmation of the flight I purchased"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Pros: "Departed on time. Non-stop to PDX was appreciated"
Cons: "Packed in like cattle, seats were not comfortable, no WiFi"
Pros: "Horrible attitude and incompetent..did not properly tag luggage causing us to miss next 2 flight segments. DISASTER"
Pros: "Nothing. This is like the 3rd time I fly with this airline and it’s always something."
Cons: "Not having us sitting for 40 minutes because they arrived early and we couldn’t get out. If they get there early it should be something good for everyone but it’s actually the worst."
Cons: "The flight was almost 2 hours delayed"
Pros: "The crew was ok no contact no interest on mi is ok"
Cons: "The checking line ,soo bad , need much improvement!"
Pros: "It was awful"
Cons: "The airline needs to change and advance it was awful uncomfortable and miserable"
Pros: "It was awful"
Cons: "Everything needs to change. I will never use this airline again!"
Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "I didn’t even get a chance to take the flight. I realized my flight was for 12am the day I was supposed to leave within 2 hours of departure. I asked if I could get another flight was told no! I couldn’t even get a credit since I didn’t call within 3 hours of departure. I would not recommend!!!"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew friendly."
Cons: "The new seat design slim seats are so uncomfortable. They are really bad! To Volaris could @ least offer coffee, tea and water Complimentary."
Pros: "The flight attendant and the time of the flights were ok."
Cons: "They can make the seats more comfortable or fix them if they are broken. They can hire more professional employees. My iPad was stolen out of my Carry-on bag after Volaris forced me to check it in with them. When we landed and I collected my bag they forced me to check-in my tablet was gone."
Cons: "Never booking with this airline again."
Pros: "Seat was so uncomfortable"
Cons: "Better seat more space"
Cons: "I could not check in on my phone. I never received email or link to check in. I tried 4 times in the previous 24 hour period. Using the app wasn’t mentioned until on the plane. When we arrived at the gate, 45 prior to departure, we were initially told to wait until the boss was there. 15 minutes lat"
Pros: "Nice crew, fast boarding"
Cons: "Seats are very un comfortable for flights over two hours."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Baggage limits"
Cons: "I left from Mexico city to Guadalajara to Ont California. Between Mexico City to Guadalajara i had 30 minutes to connect my flight. I had to ran then re checking again and go thru inspection again. Horriible"
Pros: "Nothing to like."
Cons: "Everything could be better."
Pros: "todo"
Cons: "vender mas cervesa"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Please turn on the AC it was horrible to be inside with the warm weather in Guadalajara"
Pros: "Tight seats"
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Late in EVERYTHING Children in the floor while you try to go to the bathroom even during the landing, and staff say nothing"
Pros: "Attentive, respectful, and on time! This airline has treated me very well."
Pros: "Fast, efficient flight. Clean plane. Easy deplaning. Great Oaxaca airport and baggage delivery.."
Cons: "absolutly awful Mexico City checkin experience. No English help in any way. No English speakers or signs. Couldn’t check bags but no idea why. They didn’t like our boarding passes. Sent us to many different lines who had no idea what to do with us. Check in agents completely unhelpful and disinterested. Also ignorant. They had to keep calling supervisors over to help. (They need training and there should be someone there to help non Spanish speakers) Never told us the gate. We had to keep finding passengers to tell us where to go. Gate kept changing. Written gate on overhead screens different than where we were supposed to go and then changed twice. Flight late but all the info at the gate said in time."
Pros: "boarding was quick and easy. price was low compared to other airlines."
Cons: "Where do I start? I booked with them because of the low price and I read other reviews where they were compared to Southwest aArline, whom I like. well, they aren't even close! They don't offer any complimentary drinks, no entertainment, and the seats were horribly uncomfortable on all four planes we rode on. The seat pads were worn out and all you could feel was a metal bar across your tailbone. Try to sleep on that for a red eye flight! Impossible. They sat us near the back of the plane and we had the option to move for an extra fee. I chose not to and regretted this decision because the flight attendants posted up and played cards all night, laughing and talking loudly while the passengers tried desperately to sleep! nevermind the fact that you have to pay extra for a regular carry-on sized bag. This airline is such a joke. Next time I fly to Mexico, I'll just pay extra and fly with a known US carrier. Don't waste your pesos, unless you want to be super uncomfortable."
Cons: "It was very delayed and they gave very inaqurate information about it"
Pros: "N/a"
Cons: "No real food"
Cons: "People were rude and inconsiderate of our age and ability to move on our own. Being threaten to tip or our tickets would be cancelled is bullshit!"
Pros: "Puntuales."
Cons: "El procedimiento de abordaje es un relajo."
Cons: "Delayed and they del even the wather"
Cons: "They checked us in, at the 2:00am boarding time they told us there was something wrong with the plane and they had fix it. Finally, at 6:00am they canceled the flight. We won’t be booking volaris again."
Pros: "Quick and relatively cheap."
Cons: "It was too cold."
Pros: "Ticket agents we're respectful"
Cons: "Never received email boarding pass. No kiosks. Charged for boarding pass even though they could see my reservation/confirmation# Website States checked bags15kgs/carry on 7kgs. At check-in stated only 10 klgs total so we had to pay again due to overage. Only water free on flight. I fly every week for work."
Cons: "The fly was asking for money for mexican kids, that is not right"

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