Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|April||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 41% drop in price.|
|January||Most popular time to fly with an average 16% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$318||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Good deal one-way
Southwest, JetBlue and Spirit Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Oakland to Santa Ana. Confirm policies on booking site.
JetBlue and Southwest do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Oakland to Santa Ana.
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An average nonstop flight takes 1h 14m, covering a distance of 371 miles.
There are 158 (nonstop) flights between Oakland and Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty per week, averaging 22 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($23) and Delta ($49), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($47) and Multiple Airlines ($72).
Southwest (16 times daily), Spirit Airlines (3 times daily), JetBlue (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Oakland to Santa Ana, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Santa Ana back to Oakland , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Oakland you will be using Oakland, often referred to as Oakland Airport. You will be landing at Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty, also known as Santa Ana Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Nice seats. Good crew"
Cons: "Tell us it's in terminal 1. We already had to go back and forth through terminal 2 from checkin on one side, back up escalater to other side, then back to check-in side through security. I had to drag my checking bag since you have an extra small check-in size, so my roller stayed home. Then once upstairs it's 1/2 mi through the terminal back to 1. I would have picked up a bag mover if I had any idea. Since I did check-in on line, I could have gone directly in terminal 1 if I was told. I also would have missed my flight if I hadn't come early to the airport."
Pros: "- Good service once we were on the plane - Free wifi for texting - Inexpensive since Southwest got more pricey"
Cons: "- Flight was an hour late - instead of being honest about the delay it was like "Just another 15 min... we'll be ready to board shortly..." - The gate was SO FAR from the plane. We were in the shuttle bus for like, 10 minutes. WTF?"
Pros: "The Service was AMAZING!!!. I will ALWAYS continue to Fly Alaskan Airlines."
Cons: "Crowded plane TBH lmao...But overall thal I can REALLY complain about."
Pros: "The logo on the plane"
Cons: "No snacks , no tv . slow flight"
Pros: "Did not know I had to bring or buy own dinner and breakfast. I didn’t see that written anywhere."
Pros: "The fruit and cheese box was good."
Cons: "gate changed 5 times, including back and forth between a satellite terminal. Delayed an hour due to plane problems."
Pros: "Flight attendant were super nice and friendly"
Pros: "Flight attendants could not have been nicer.. highly recommend"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Alaska's boarding/deplaning procedure is slow and inefficient."
Pros: "Up graded to business and it made all the difference in the world. I was not looking forward to the trip and thoroughly enjoyed it."
Pros: "Very on time . New airplane . Easy ride"
Pros: "Clean new planes with keen crew and service"
Cons: "Sitting in back of plane - but that's on me for scheduling a flight last minute"
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."
Cons: "Guess I am old but there should be more room on a flight ."
Pros: "Very pleasant trip. Everything went very smooth. Will fly again with you."
Pros: "Fast and smooth."
Pros: "Sandee was an outstanding Flight Attendant. In between the safe take-off and landing, Sandee made my wife and I feel like Family. We were in First Class, and it was worth every penny with Sandee In our section. She had a great sense of humor, was very responsive to our needs, and made the trip home just as pleasurable as our Resort Vacation."
Cons: "There could have been more pens available for the Immigration/Customs forms. I seem to forget to bring my own sharpened pencils, ballpoint pens, awls, screwdrivers, ice-picks, and quills when I fly. Sandee loaned me hers, but there were several people scrambling to complete the forms."
Pros: "The crew and cleanliness was great!"
Cons: "No usb sockets to charge my phone"
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: "I liked the quick check in."
Cons: "I didn't like being charged extra fees for our check in luggage. I paid an additional $100 for our round trip."
Pros: "Wifi access and comfortable seats"
Pros: "Actually wasn't feeling very well this flight but the lovely ladies of Alaska took wonderful care of me and make me feel like I was going to be OK the flight was smooth always a pleasure :)"
Pros: "It was just a 2 hour flight and no complaints at all everything went very smooth. My husband required a wheelchair and that went very smooth. Everyone was nice and very kind. Our son and daughter-in-law live near Portland and we will always go with Alaska Air"
Cons: "Sat our family apart even though we have a 3 year old. She initially was by herself. They eventually let one parent sit with her. This is after we made reservations to all sit together."
Cons: "The seats weren't very wide and the carts going up and down the aisles bumping elbows wasn't pleasant."
Pros: "they were very friendly and funny :)"
Pros: "Boarding went fast and smooth"
Cons: "Boarding fast but had to wait 20 min on hot plane got several more passengers. Uncomfortable, no power outlets, slow loading in flight entertainment and device lost battery power during movie I paid for. Could not hear one thing pilot said from row 20."
Pros: "Staff was kind and courteous. There were some seating issues with other passengers that made it take longer than expected and people had to be moved around once already seated, but it was handled well, fast and professionally and with courtesy."
Cons: "I was unable to connect to gogo for wifi my entire trip up to Idaho, so I refused to purchase it coming back. I needed to catch up on work and it would have been an opportune time of sitting and getting things done and not taking time away from my family upon my return. It should not be offered if it is unavailable."
Cons: "Could not fly back on scheduled day because of wind in Reno, NV. Might need bigger aircraft in the future."
Pros: "The flight attendants were professional and friendly. I am 6"4" tall and appreciate the adequate leg room in coach."
Cons: "We did have a pretty firm landing."
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: "Flight was great!"
Cons: "Kayak customer service was horrible and I could not get a hold of a Rep. Mobile app does not allow package deals, that totally suck!"
Cons: "We got delayed. I aske stage girl at customer service of we could get an earlier flight and she acted like I was not even there and was very short w me."
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: "Everything went well, as expected."
Pros: "Great flight attendants. First Class food left a lot to be desired. Chicken pasta was lukewarm & only small amount of chicken"
Cons: "Plane is showing its age. Dirty greasy window & trash in the seat pocket."
Pros: "1st time I was given a snack in many years. Very friendly crew."
Cons: "Almost missed the flight because of misleading gate signs at the airport. Not sure if that's the airport's or airline's issue."
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: "The cabin crew were funny and very nice. The flights out of SNA was easy breezy – so convenient. I ordered the cheese fruit place on Alaska and it was really fresh and tasty."
Cons: "I didn't like the seating arrangement online. My selected seat did not match with the actual seat layout online. When flying to to Cabo, we were supposed to sit in front of the lavatory with no one in front, but when we boarded, we were in the last row. The lavatory was behind us and we couldn't recline all the way back."
Cons: "Seattle needs to work on their security lines. It's horrible. The last two times I've flown out of Seattle it cut it way too close and I was rushing to my gate because I stood in the security line forever. They had huge lines, and only two people checking boarding passes and they were taking a really really long time to check boarding passes. This airport needs to improve."
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."
Cons: "kids crying for 90% of the flight a couple rows away. pilot would keep fasten seatbelt sign lit for long periods even though there was no turbulence. Then when the slightest turbulence arrived he/she would turn it back on immediately. Makes for going to bathroom a gambling proposition and snarky comments from flight attendants for those who decided to stay in line for bathrooms."
Pros: "Boarding and comfort was good. The crew was helpful and engaging. One of the stewardesses was sooooooooooo attractive. Whew."
Cons: "Plane was a little tiny but I had a no one next to me so it was not a big issue."
Cons: "Th cabin was too hot the entire flight"
Cons: "Very expensive ticket for a flight that was delayed and then sat on the runway for 30 minutes without any updates from the crew. They turned on direct tv 60 minutes into the flight and the volume didn’t work. Prior to that, flight attendant suggested I use the “power button” when I told her no one’s TVs worked."
Pros: "Seat where great"
Cons: "If the plane was on time"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Flight was late, seat too narrow, had to lean entire flight to stay off neighbor, resulting in back muscle pain"
Cons: "Left 5 hours late. Not notified til I left for airport. Sat on the plane almost 90 minutes before we took off. Flight was good"
Cons: "We where stuck in sju for 5 hour and the company said delay was weather and weather good verified in other companies. When we called st Thomas JetBlue they said we where waiting for other people. Information was confirmed with local JetBlue crew. They lied to us and no option presented."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "Outlets on the plane Flight attendant seemed to have an attitude"
Pros: "Fast check-in, early take off"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2.5 hours without reasoning. Wish it wasn’t delayed or that there was a reason. Otherwise, I love JetBlue!"
Cons: "Delayed 1.5 hours, in spite of good weather at both airports."
Pros: "Great attention to detail, appreciated the captain’s announcement prior during boarding regarding turbulence, hot towels prior to landing, great flight attendants"
Pros: "It reminds me before checking"
Cons: "It’s on time and the air fare so cheap"
Pros: "The space and chairs The choice of movies"
Pros: "Staff was very nice"
Cons: "Our flight said on time until five minutes before we were suppose to take off, when they made an announcement we would be two hours delayed and the screen hadn’t updated When we finally got in the seats were broken - some did not recline and the tv controls were busted and TVs did not turn off. Very uncomfortable seats, hot air little ac, very poor experience with Jet Blue."
Cons: "Heavy delayed redeye flight. Was miserable waiting for hours at the airport. Then, upon landing the flight attendance says some of us can use the back stairs without clarifying that we’d be walking in the cold and then up another flight of stairs with our bags. Not happy."
Pros: "The staff was great. Funny and great sense of humor, easy to work with and enjoyable."
Cons: "I didn’t like that I basically paid for someone else’s seat. I got seated next to a gentleman who happened to be too big for his own seat and basically sat in half of my seat for the entire flight. I got half of a seat when I paid for a full one. I couldn’t put the armrest down because it went into his stomach so I had to have someone ontop of me for over 2 hours. It was very uncomfortable and just my luck the guy LOVED to talk. Talked the entire flight took out his phone and showed me all of his pictures. Video chatted his entire family while on the flight and didn’t bother to use the headphones he brought with him. So the entire flight go to hear his mother call him 15 times throughout the flight asking why he wasn’t taking a nap. It was honestly ridiculous. I put headphones in my ears and the guy still continued to talk to me. I tried to close my eyes and pretend to sleep that didn’t work. I had to keep running to the bathroom to just stand in there for some peace and quiet."
Cons: "The company neglected to resupply the blankets for sale and it was so cold."
Pros: "On time and courteous staff."
Pros: "Attentive staff and quick flight"
Pros: "Love that Jet Blue now flies out of St. Paul looking forward to flying it more often. I also live in WPB and really hope it will fly from NYC to WPB during the winter more often so my children who live in NYC can come more often!!"
Pros: "Everything was awesome , except for the food. The crew was very friendly and helpful. The entertainment choices were great. The seats were amazingly comfortable."
Cons: "The food choices were not appealing at all."
Cons: "plane was late leaving causing me a 2 hour delay upon arrival arm rest was missing from seat and headphone jack did not work correctly"
Cons: "Flight delayed. TV’s didn’t work."
Cons: "The TVs were not working and shutting off sporadically."
Pros: "Great flight on JetBlue from JFK to Nantucket. Easy boarding, quick flight and minimal interruptions. So much better than taking the forever ferry from the Lower East side or dealing with the hassle of driving to RI/Cape to catch a quicker ferry."
Pros: "I have to thank, in particular, the ground crew that checked me in at Oakland Airport."
Pros: "Nice recovery from delay. Arrived at destination at expected time."
Cons: "Hour delay on runway in Long Beach No gate in SFO so two rounds of buses to even get to the terminal Headphone port for tv was broken"
Pros: "We were able to disembark from both front and back of plane for quick off boarding."
Cons: "We didn’t depart until our arrival time."
Pros: "The crew was very polite and friendly. The seats were very spacious and inflight entertainment was awesome."
Pros: "crew at oakland airport was super"
Cons: "I arrived to a chair with crumbs and wrappings on it, and, seated next to someone who was too big for their spot so much so that nearly half of my seat was taken by part of their body - plus, the arm rest could not be put down so I was unable to access any entertainment or ordering of snacks. this person needed my help to turn on lights, air-vent, access a larger seatbelt, read menus, pick things up for her . . . all and all I am a compassionate and helpful person but this was an overnight flight and I was forced into being her personal assistant on a completely full flight, made incredibly uncomfortable and unable to get any rest for myself. I paid over $450 for this flight and it was at best worth $69. About 2/3 into the flight, the plane went through some turbulence and the cabin pressure dropped so much that I began to get dizzy, have difficulty breathing and start sweating - I thought I was going to pass out! This took about 20 minutes to recover. I am a seasoned flier putting in at least one flight every other month for the last 5 years and this was one by bar one of the most unpleasant flights I have ever taken. The on-board staff attempted to help by giving me a snack box and a glass of wine but there was no-room to reseat me so i could have a decent flying experience."
Pros: "The extra leg room was awesome!"
Cons: "Hated that the flight was an hour delayed."
Pros: "Customer service you guys are the best and very much so appreciated the way you always make me feel?at home. So nice thank you again"
Cons: "That other airlines can't seem to even come close or compare."
Pros: "Free WiFii"
Cons: "Nothing in particular. Faster speed welcome."
Cons: "I searched for flights to LAX but this flight to Long Beach was included. I booked, then immediately cancelled via the confirmation I got from JetBlue but have not been given a refund."
Pros: "Food and drink provided on flight. That's amazing!"
Cons: "Nothing :)"
Cons: "I waited three days for a flight to Portland, Maine. My first flight was cancelled due to weather. The next two days the same flight was cancelled again. When it did go, it was three hours late. Our flight ended up leaving at 3:00am. This is all excusable due to weather but I also lost my premium sat. The only seats available were the middle seats. I had booked early and had a great fee-free seat. I had to pay $75 to get a window seat. On the 1st leg of the trip they were 3 hours late coming out of Portland. I'm not flying JetBlue anymore. There are cheaper flights that fly during the day."
Cons: "Two hours of delay, like always in that route"
Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable."
Cons: "Great trip"
Pros: "There was a passenger that fell ill and the staff called for any medical help. I am a R.N. so I did help the passenger. I thought the staff were quick to respond and very professional and warm at the same time!"
Pros: "Comfortable seats - more legroom than many other carriers. The check-in process was especially easy (My ticket said I was a preferred customer and I didn't have to take my shoes off nor wait on a long line)."
Cons: "JetBlue does not offer full length movies only TV shows with commercials."
Cons: "2 he departure delay Plane too chilly"
Pros: "First time flying JetBlue today. Newer everything, more leg room, better snacks, free entertainment. Well done."
Pros: "Welcoming friendly staff. No fuss boarding."
Cons: "Seat isn't that comfortable. Headrest isn't great."
Pros: "On time. Nice crew and decent rate."
Cons: "Seats were okay, food was really limited even by airfare standards."
Pros: "Great support from the crew for when there was turbulence, I'm usually supremely satisfied with this airline but this time not so much."
Cons: "Flight was initially delayed 2 hours, then back to scheduled time, then updated saying it was delayed 3 hours.. Ended up being delayed 4 hours and once boarded we didnt leave for another hour. It was brutal. I was traveling for 24hrs that day."
Pros: "The staff, seat comfort (leg room) and being updated on the trip by the pilot."
Pros: "I like the flight attendants beautiful and friendly people"
Cons: "The landing was rough."
Pros: "Nice airline attendants!"
Cons: "Enforcing people wear masks over their noses!"
Cons: "It was at a good pace"
Pros: "Customer service as always"
Pros: "Crew attentive and helpful"
Pros: "The crew."
Cons: "Filthy plane, and delayed too long"
Pros: "Yes, . Amazing crew Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "Everything was excellent."
Cons: "Late arrival"
Pros: "Sat in the Key West airport for five hours because of delays. Somehow the other airlines managed to get their people on and off the island. Although they say they can’t land in a 25 mph crosswind we were watching the weather. It mostly stayed below 20 mph for hours before departure"
Cons: "The comfort seats are not that comfortable"
Pros: "Boarded and left JFK on time and arrived 15 minutes early to Seattle. Love DELTA."
Cons: "Delay after landing"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Business class seats were short whdn lay flat. Metal footrest at the end made it uncomfortable to hang feet off the end. Little privacy"
Pros: "Food and entertainment not applicable"
Cons: "Seats very tight!"
Pros: "The flight was nearly full, but I lucked out. One person in my row did not show up, so myself and the other lady in my row had the benefit of having an open seat in between us. The crew was cheerful and accommodating. They did the normal beverage service, but also brought complimentary water and coffee 3x during the rest of the flight. This was greatly appreciated, especially after 5 days of drinking and partying. My buddies and I spent two and a half days in Las Vegas for a bachelor party followed by two days in the LA area for a wedding (yes we did it Hangover style) :) Thank you Delta!"
Cons: "My only complaint was that the flight was delayed out of LAX by about 30 minutes due to the flight in-bound being delayed. However, the captain made up most of this time in the air so it ended up being a non-issue."
Pros: "Clean bathrooms and great refreshment choices"
Pros: "Flight attendant was great!"
Pros: "Crew was amazing , one patient was getting sick while flight and always to flight stewards where always outside bathroom to help her. And crew was still able to service whole plane of 200 passengers."
Cons: "My screen seat miniature work but headphone jack was messed up tried two cords and not working so could see movie could not hear so for 5hrs that’s what I did which made me focus more on comfort. Plane interior was or looked brand new."
Pros: "The movies were great and the boarding was more streamlined.the plane was clean and in good condition."
Cons: "The seats are getting smaller and more cramped. There still better then American but ugh. Delta's is stingy with their snacks unlike Southwest gives you two or three without even asking you have to beg for two from Delta and they act like it's breaking rules"
Cons: "Due to a family illness i was not able to make the 1st leg of my roundtrip flight to Santa Ana. Not only was i forced to buy a brand new flight to get out to Orange County, i was charged $150 JUST to be able to keep the 2nd leg of my trip, which i'd already paid for. It's the 2nd Time Delta has done this to me in the space of 2 weeks and it's absolute Idiocy. Gouging you loyal customers like this is NOT how you do business."
Pros: "Everything went well...on time, quick boarding and free gate check of bag."
Pros: "Good Flight"
Cons: "Sat in a seat backing onto an exit seat do didn’t recline - my fault should have checked"
Pros: "Customer service was great"
Pros: "The plane was less than half full so I got my own row and slept most of the flight. Chargers and tv screens for each seat"
Pros: "Again, a quick and easy connector and flight homeward."
Cons: "Not applicable."
Cons: "They change schedule day before we flight, the change schedule 2 time while were flighting"
Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "The flight was very rough on landing"
Pros: "Could be among the best landings ever. I felt nothing as we touched down in Salt Lake!!!"
Cons: "luggage did not arrive same time with me and not the same airport"
Cons: "The wifi wasn't strong enough to download the app to watch movies on the plane."
Pros: "Comfortable seats in coach Good snacks Friendly crew"
Pros: "4 hour flight. Non-eventful except slight turbulence. Good to be home! Thank you!"
Cons: "The gate crew in New York were not in anyway representative of what you as a company are trying to accomplish. Rude, unresponsive, and way to controlling. I watched an 80+ couple who were in first class with me try to board early because of there mobility. "You need to get in line over there on the right" was the answer...sorry to see that happen with Delta !!"
Pros: "Yet one more trip that reminds me why I refuse to fly any other airline than Delta. (I fly every week for work.) Top-rate LA crew, flights always departs on time, early to destination more than half the time. Comfortable seats, upgraded to Delta Comfort today. Gate agent was friendly, helpful and joking with passengers. Made it seem like we were all going on an adventure. Kudos to Delta all around!!"
Cons: "I liked it all"
Pros: "Not much to like here. The new crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Old crew was surly. Plane had much problems and finally replaced. Left 5 hrs late. Delta claims it doesn't have to compensate for a late flight - just a cancelled one so guess which this was The baggage fees are obscene and the gouging of the customer is immoral. No wonder people hate the airlines."
Cons: "Seats are hard. Sat in the exit row."
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: "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."
Cons: "Why can't all the Delta gates be near each other. My connecting flight was very far."
Pros: "With the free entertainment, the time just flew by. From the time we left MSP to the time we landed, everything went smoothly"
Pros: "It was as fast!!"
Cons: "Nothing was offered, my bag was checked at the door but no big deal"
Pros: "Overall great experience"
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: "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."
Pros: "smooth flight"
Cons: "I'm not sure if this staff is exhausted or just over there job, but they cow towed to a woman who made major complaints about the air conditioning and even gave her points to help her deal with the temperature. Strange. They were only gold stays and I'm only Platinum and didn't complain once. Oh well, that's delta, we all deal with their silence when we post anything that is unfair."
Pros: "Got from point a to pount b cheaply and fast"
Pros: "Seats are horrible, don’t even have water for free. Terrible."
Cons: "Paying $45 for a carry-on bag is ridiculous as well as $50 for a checked in bag. Everything about this flight was cheap and was just dirty/uncomfortable. Will NEVER fly with spirit again."
Pros: "Delayed fight"
Pros: "Clean and simple"
Cons: "To pay for absolutely everything"
Pros: "Not much. The flight was fast and we got there safe."
Cons: "We were delayed 3 hours because of a smoke detector, throwing off my plans for the day. Then they were rude and tried to pretend they couldn't refund people who missed their connection or didn't want to keep waiting around for who knows how long until we could board. Bad airline"
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: "There was adequate leg room, and someone won a free ticket on our flight!"
Cons: "We were delayed by an hour, but the crew was really great about the delay. No entertainment system."
Pros: "Plenty of time to nap. In a uncomfortable chair"
Pros: "There were no wait times for boarding"
Cons: "The seats are very very very crammed."
Pros: "Cheap, on time."
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"
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: "The crew were welcoming and comical over how Spirit airlines charges for everything"
Cons: "The flight overall was extremely bumpy and upon landing we were stuck on the plane and unable to unboard for 45 minutes which eventually caused me to miss my ride from the airport. I was charged for everything and this is not informed upon the purchase of the ticket or how if at time of reservation of you bought your carry on it would be cheaper. The seats were bare bones and the electricity kept going out before and during the flight. I am now currently waiting for my flight home which is also delayed by an hour. Never again will I fly with Spirit, or at least I'll know that it costs easily $100 dollars more than sticker price and that I probably won't be out of the airport on schedule."
Cons: "everything, my flight time was 7:55am and was delayed until after 12:30 when I deplaned in the same airport with no refund...Spirit sucks and I missed my interview with Los Angeles Police Dept..."
Pros: "Flight was uneventful. Plane was clean. Nice new seats, well designed, except they don't recline. No big deal. I'm not gonna sleep on my way to vegas anyway."
Cons: "I'm traveling for business, so I don't have extra time for fiddling with online "extras". Bought a ticket, so doesn't that mean I got a seat automatically?! I don't care where, so charging me extra to pick it (plus extra time to sign in again) is a total hassle. And who doesn't travel with a carry on bag? Surprised I didn't get up-charged for air on the flight. Terrible ticket buying experience too. Just want a ride. I don't want to be your buddy. And buying a discount coupon that automatically renews annually is ridiculous. Would have been much easier and more straightforward --and cheaper in the end-- to buy a plain old ticket with a conventional airline. As a matter of fact, I think I will."
Cons: "1.The seats are uncomfortable; big fuss is made about money.Operating policy is Money, Money, Money !! You can't even get a sip of water without paying for it. This creates unnecessary mental tension and makes the experience not worth repeating."
Pros: "Nothing Spirit Airlines Blows the worst ever, ever... in america, ever, Staff is nice though"
Cons: "Everything about spirit except the flight staff. they're cool"
Pros: "It's a no frill airlines. Flight was cheap but service matched that. Will not use again unless I must."
Cons: "The fact that when I got to the TSA boarding pass inspection point with my boarding pass on my phone, the TSA official told me that Spirit is 'not part of that agreement' and that I would have to return to the checkin counter to get a paper boarding pass. There was nothing about this mentioned on the website, and it almost caused me to miss my flight. I also didn't like the fact that there is no option to choose seats, even though the website says 'choose/change seats' upon checkin."
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: "My flight from LA to Oakland was cancelled 3 hours before flight time. No flight available for 48 hours ! Ad to book flight on another much better airline. Also they charge 55 dollars for my 1 carry on. What a rip off! I am working on refund for trip. The inconvenience ruined my trip!!!"
Pros: "being Ontime is the most important thing on the flights"
Cons: "there was some kids making unwanted noise - so annoying & lost peace"
Pros: "price and ala carte on everything else"
Cons: "the delay arriving affected my connecting flight and resulted in my missing it"
Cons: "Flight got canceled. There were no contingency plans."
Pros: "Once I booked and when it was time to check in, I had to pay an extra fee for my seat - anywhere from $10 a leg to $25 a leg. All of a sudden, their price is now not a "good deal". When was Kayak or Sprint going to disclose that getting a seat is an additional fee over and above what is listed on Kayak or Sprint."
Cons: "Seats don't recline on a long flight"
Pros: "Low price"
Cons: "They charge for every single bag other than purse or small bag. $35 each way if u pay ahead... $100 at gate. Print your own boarding pass or pay an extra $10. Seat don't recline even an inch. Tray table is about 4"x8". they will try to sell you everything you get for free on any other airline. Before landing you must listen to a 10 minute pitch for their credit card. This is like a time share presentation in the sky that you cannot get away from. After baggage fees and all other things considered Southwest would have been a cheaper option"
Pros: "Nice people, good landing, good flight in general"
Cons: "I didn't like the repetition at the gate that they would charge $100 for oversized carryons. I think they could avoid this by making it very clear on the computer screens when you buy your ticket"
Pros: "The only thing I liked was that the airfare was very inexpensive."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that they charge you for everything that you need (even for a carry-on piece of luggage or a soda). With all the hidden costs, it is more expensive to fly on Spirit than other airlines that I have taken in the past. If you do not have any luggage, then there is not much of a problem. However, if you do have luggage, you are screwed. I do not think that I will ever fly Spirit Airlines again."
Cons: "Super expensive bag check, everything had a hidden cost"
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: "Pilot did a good job - smooth flight from that perspective"
Cons: "The staff was terrible. As we boarded, there were rules and penalties thrown out to make the experience feel more like entering prison vs. what should be a relaxing comfortable flight. On board, the staff continued to put out rules and regulations, and one point brining the book of regulations to a poor woman passenger who had paid for "first class" seats only to find out she couldn't have an infant on her lap. Initial word was she'd have to leave the plane which completely upset her. She said, "Why did you allow me to purchase this ticket if it wasn't allowed to bring my baby?" Later they said it was OK for her to go to a different seat further back for take off and landing. Later, the flight attendant took it upon himself to say that we are welcomed to purchase food on board, but that it is against federal regulations to remove the food and eat it anywhere else. Really?? Even if that is a law, is it really necessary to put all of this negative information out there? I've flown for 30 years and never had this kind of negative experience. The comfort of the seats were terrible. I'm a fit, thin person, and by the end of the flight, my bottom hurt so bad, it took 2 days to feel normal again. I am having to face a flight back to OAK on Spirit and am actually considering purchasing a different ticket to get out of ever stepping on one these planes again! I am telling every one I know NEVER to fly Spirit. This was my first experience and it was the worse flight in my entire life, filled with mean-spirited people and super uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "Just spend 50 more dollars and fly another airline. It's worth it because you'll end up spending that money (and more) anyways by paying for your carryons (45 dollars each bag EACH WAY)"
Cons: "Dried throw-up on the seat back next to me, on the floor and in my seat belt. Also had to pay for my carry on."
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."
Pros: "Everything from checking to landing. It was on time, friendly staff, clean plan.it's amazing. Airlines"
Airlines flying from Oakland to Santa Ana have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
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