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Low season

MayBest time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 16% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$470(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$309or less

Good deal one-way

$172or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to California

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Ottawa to California for the following prices or less: to Los Angeles $197 one-way - $309 round-trip, to San Francisco $215 one-way - $318 round-trip
  • High season is considered to be January, February and December. The cheapest month to fly to California is January.
  • Morning departure is around 76% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 4 airlines serving Ottawa to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 29,056 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Everything..."
Cons: "Brighter, kinder and nicer faces."

Pros: "I'm really mad about Delta service"
Cons: "bad service"

Pros: "It was super"

Pros: "None"

Pros: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"
Cons: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"

Pros: "Everything! Thank you"
Cons: "Nothing. Thanks"

Pros: "Crews were friendly"

Pros: "There was those head rest flaps on my chair head rest. Checkin my luggage was seamless."
Cons: "Boarding process was bit disorganized."

Pros: "The service, on time, employees very nice."

Cons: "Again, make sure to note conspicuously that luggage price is not included."

Cons: "Plane was too hot"

Cons: "It was canceled"

Pros: "Delta planes are spacious and great!"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "5 hours delay"
Cons: "5 hours delay"

Pros: "awesome"

Pros: "Each employee on the plane was nice."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "All aspects"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Informative communications during delay"
Cons: "Rushing to board resulting in bad customer service during boarding"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Baggage was at carousel before we were, a first."
Cons: "Everything was fine."

Pros: "Operated by Delta so great!"

Pros: "."

Pros: "Flew us safely home."
Cons: "We waiting on the runway for over a long period."

Pros: "on time"

Cons: "The airplane was freezing cold. I had on a sweater and jacket and was unbearably cold. The entire plane was miserable. There weren’t any blankets either...this is not the"

Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"

Pros: "ditto above"
Cons: "ditto above"

Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"

Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"

Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"

Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."

Pros: "Friendly people and clean plane"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, I hope it shows up shortly"

Cons: "Condition of the airplane"

Cons: "Got stuck for two hours sitting in the plane because the computer systems went down. Worst experience ever with Delta."

Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "All I need to say."

Cons: "Late and missed my international connection"

Cons: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"

Cons: "Delay from Seattle to pasco."

Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."

Pros: "Everything from boarding, service, arrival time and deplaining was smooth"

Pros: "Our layover from Pittsburgh ended up being quite short. I was impressed that our baggage will made it on to the plane in time for take off."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "No free meals."

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Old plane especially in first, no TV s"

Pros: "Delta is one of the best airlines I've flown with. Staff is very helpful, and customer service and amenities are tip notch."

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Plane was a bit old"

Pros: "Good connections, short layover but long enough."
Cons: "Last minute gate changes, not announced."

Cons: "I wasn’t able to choose a seat"

Pros: "Exit row, bringing on my own booze"
Cons: "Lots of things, the industry is broken"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Did not serve food."

Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "Better communication in regards with mechanical issues."

Pros: "Very friendly crew. Good seating"
Cons: "V limited complimentary food for long haul flight"

Pros: "All westjet workers are amazing. Starting from the people at the front desk, the crews on the plan and the people that give direction."

Cons: "The boarding"

Pros: "Friendly crew, informative captain."
Cons: "Nothing- it was a very short flight, didn’t need anything else."

Pros: "Our stewardess was amazing. Took very good care of us. My son was sick and made sure a wheelchair was available for him total take us to transportation. Made our trip. Thank you!!"
Cons: "All was good"

Cons: "More room"

Cons: "Actually not much. Good value all around."

Cons: "Delays left us in the plane for almost 1 1/2 hours before leaving Toronto."

Cons: "Monitor did not have sound Plug in bad."

Pros: "price efficiency"
Cons: "gate change last minute"

Pros: "Read above"
Cons: "Read above please"

Pros: "Nice new 737 max aircraft"

Pros: "Horrible check in"
Cons: "Rude staff"

Cons: "When landing on final approach close to the ground, the pilot pulled up and passed the airport. It was almost 10 minutes before he got on the intercom and told us what was going on. Apparently traffic control told him there was a backup and to circle around. Not knowing what the situation was, was very nerve racking. It would have been nice to hear an announcement of the situation sooner."

Cons: "Food not so great Also wanted music. Was none"

Pros: "Good price for long haul destination. Efficient check-in and boarding process. Decent leg room for a budget airline."
Cons: "Food choice a bit limited - especially the free offering. In-flight entertainment is only available from the WestJet app to view on your own device - you need to know this before you board - otherwise you are not able to access any of the movies etc."

Cons: "Tiny chairs"

Pros: "So poorly organized at boarding ! Staff on the ground that where lazy ! On board staff where lazy ! Waiting for luggage took over 40 mins. Horrible ! Good thing I've had other flights that where much better."

Pros: "Option to watch movies on your device"
Cons: "Not useful if you don’t have a device"

Cons: "Delay"

Cons: "Check in process was brutal. Two different pieces of advice from two different agents. Boarding from front to back of plane is inefficient. Creates clogged aisles."

Pros: "West Jet just runs a relaxed yet professional airline. They are just more laid back and accommodating. You can use any bathroom on the plane as well which is huge on those rare times you need to use it. They are funny and chatty and seem to enjoy working together which all translates to a less rushed and relaxed experience for us the passenger. I really can’t complain....I had an entire row to myself....the best you can hope for, when riding on a plain for hours that’s like winning the lottery!"
Cons: "No complaints for sure"

Cons: "I was in row 2 and they did not have the food item I wanted. Seriously?"

Pros: "West Jet never disappoints..."

Cons: "having to walk outside the plane in the snow to get on the bus and vise versa. it was cold and I got a bad cold...."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Staff and aervice was great! No complaint!"
Cons: "We had to put our carry on bags a little far away from our seats"

Cons: "I dislike that westjet tried to get me to pay for my seats when I initially bought the ticket, only to discover later that the seats are free if I choose them at check in. I didn’t pay the seat charge but there is a breach of trust in them trying to con me that makes me not want to fly with them again."

Cons: "Lack of attention from aeromexico in customs to ensure making the connection. Sevice is a joke."

Pros: "The reservation was quick and effective"

Cons: "Generally announcemect is too fast and not clear, especially the boarding anouncement regarding the order of boarding is not clear. Please be more considerate for the aged and hard of hearing, infrequent traveller."

Cons: "Transferring between distant terminals in LAX was a pain. I'm glad that I had a long layover between flights to make the journey that required leaving and re-entering security."

Cons: "I had to pay for internet to download the app to watch movies"

Cons: "We left late and had a very hard landing"

Pros: "The people were all very helpful."
Cons: "The system was down. Had to stand in line for an hour. I had carry on and Global entry. But couldn't get my boarding pass without seeing an agent."

Pros: "Not cold, not noisy aircraft"

Cons: "Too many delays."

Pros: "Very helpful employees letting us know procedure of bosrding"
Cons: "All good"

Cons: "No TV screens, but there was an alternate"

Pros: "I upgraded and that was definitely worth it."
Cons: "I don't like 2.5 hour flights in general. Just long enough to be annoying. But that has nothing to do with you and your airline."

Cons: "Being late into LA"

Pros: "Really great attendants. Friendly and humorous."
Cons: "They took the tablets pretty early it felt. 45 minutes before we landed. But other than that, great experience!"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "1+ hour before we took off after getting on the plane. 1+ hour before we got off the plane after landing."

Cons: "West Jet personnel did not give any information about the customs process for connecting flights that I would face in Vancouver or the requirement to go through another security check between West Jet flights. I was told that I should simply go to the next gate to board the plane for Los Angeles -- and that I would do customs in the USA - so the info person sent me to retrieve my luggage (wrong info) and I ended with a 45 minutes anxious trek through the Vancouver airport! Once I found my gate, the West Jet personnel could not have been more kind."

Pros: "Nice Staff. Easy process."

Pros: "The seat cushion had no support. I felt like i was sitting on seat supports"
Cons: "Thicker seat cushion would be more comfortable."

Cons: "if the Monitor would work and not 1 hr late"

Pros: "MIGHT give me a refund, and not WILL give me a refund"
Cons: "Service personnel at Air Canada were very helpful and re-booked me several times and when none of those flights left, they said they would refer me to refund department."

Pros: "the plane on the way out was great."

Cons: "30 min for baggage claim"

Pros: "A woman in Toronto at the customs area for air Canada helped us get seats when we didn't realize we were on standby. She was very kind and helpful!"

Pros: "Long slow lines. Insufficient signage for US Global Entry. Too few and slow US Customs. Largest plane ever flown to Florida from Northeast."

Cons: "delayed takeoff"

Cons: "Late departure"

Pros: "No snacks with drinks"

Cons: "Not so bad..."

Pros: "North American flights are definitely not as comfortable as in Asian flights"

Cons: "The port for the earphones didn't work 100% You had to jiggle it to get it to work"

Pros: "Movies ok"
Cons: "Very very very cold and no blanket !!!!! Was a struggle"

Cons: "They didn't even let me check in. Spent 12 extra hours at the airports to get home."

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Airlines keep the cabin too cold. On the domestic of the travel leg blankets were for additional pay which is crazy - I understand about meals, but blankets are required only because the conditions offered by the airline are uncomfortable. One luggage was lost, but that is now almost part of travel."

Pros: "Attendants came around multiple times to help. Great pay menu items. Service desk explained the plane would be full and I should check my bag so I could not stress about finding space in a compartment."
Cons: "Ran out of some pay menu items. one headphone jack was loose and didn't function correctly. Wide attendants are too used to there jobs and just plow through aisles bumping anyone a bit too close to the walkway instead of moving sideways. More concerned with corralling bodies and going through the motions."

Cons: "They overbooked. Almost didnt get one"

Pros: "I liked how we got there safely."
Cons: "I did not like the fact I was cramped."

Cons: "Received my luggage after one day"

Cons: "Waiting for an hour on Tarmac upon arrival in LA"

Cons: "my luggage and my baby's car seat was delayed. I arrived at 10 pm and my luggage and baby's car seat was missing. I was told they will deliverer it to me the next day, but I have not received my stuff now its been two days"

Pros: "All was good as it was not a Rouge plane."
Cons: "Needed a bandaid as got a paper cut but it took forever for the stewardess to get me one.Had to remind her again."

Cons: "Great"

Pros: "Extra care for passengers"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Boarded late but quickly."
Cons: "Plane was very old and it showed"

Cons: "Poor"

Pros: "great seats much roomier than other airlines"

Pros: "Upgraded unexpectedly"

Cons: "Got delayed for almost 2 hours. Unacceptable"

Pros: "On time. Clean. Efficient"

Cons: "Squeezed in like sardines. Nickled and dimed at every turn."

Cons: "not much in the way of movies."

Pros: "Amazing"

Pros: "Movies!! Newer plane too."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Same as above. everything was bad. from service and communication."

Pros: "Despite departing late we made it relatively on time"
Cons: "My screen didn't work. The outlet in the seat was also broken. The connection to the Internet was weak and there was a lot of turbulence."

Cons: "The movies selection is not good"

Pros: "Great valve"
Cons: "Delay in boarding by about 20 minutes. Had to stand in line for about 1 hour because we were not allowed in the terminal seating area until the previous plane's passengers disembarked."

Cons: "Too much delay"

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Air Canada is terrible"

Pros: "The service was friendly, eventhough I was forced to check in my carry on."
Cons: "I checked in 5hrs early to find out that I had to check in my carry on. To my disappointment, as I finally boarded, I noticed that LOTS of people had carry ons that were either the same size or larger. As we landed, the passenger next to asked me to help take her carry on down from the top storage area (as it was extremely heavy). Her bag could've been 50lbs! The plane was over burdened with people's carry ons. What disappoints me the most is that I checked in early, but my carry on did not make it aboard the plane while other people's carry on did!"

Pros: "All people very nice, on time, clean and comfortable"
Cons: "Wait time on phone a bit long."

Cons: "Old plane"

Cons: "No variety in menu for a long time (business class)"

Pros: "Had extra legroom but paid for it"

Cons: "I could not checkin online and had to arrive really early at the airport so the agent could do it at the counter because Air Canada's system screwed up my ticket."

Pros: "everything is Ok."
Cons: "space is too small."

Cons: "great service & was on time & we landed early too!"

Pros: "I was able to watch Monday Night Football on Directv."

Pros: "Comfortable and on time"

Cons: "My suitcase was ruined in transit to Kansas City. The help desk basically asked me to leave my bag behind for three weeks to see if they can fix it. They had no means of looking after the contents. Was I suppose to carry my content???This was ever so frustrating since the suitcase was brand new. Then the lady told me that my warranty on the bag will cover the damage. It was obvious she was not willing to help and did not have a clue what she was doing thus I just logged the complaint and had by suitcase sorted out the San Francisco Airport. They were very helpful."

Pros: "After all these years, still love United!"
Cons: "Loved everything!"

Cons: "The stewardess was very hard to understand in English."

Pros: "Seat comfort and friendly"

Pros: "The check in process was very fast and efficient"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Small sit, nothing on TV, bad food"

Pros: "No Lufthansa?!"
Cons: "No Lufthansa?!"

Pros: "comfortable seating."
Cons: "Having to pay for one piece of luggage Plus on small plane announcement should be made to watch heads when getting out of seat. I got up from window seat and smacked my head hard on overhead bulkhead. Got a big sore bump from that."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "Almost ruined my trip and lost a day of vacation"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Were held up by TSA in San Francisco because we were not given receipt for our dog who traveled with us. (We had a 2 hour layover in SF and took dog outside the security area for relief). Then the ticket counter in SF was understaffed and it took a long time to get the receipt printed (Once at the counter the agent was very helpful, efficient and quick). Should have a pet area inside the security of airports, like Palm Springs does."

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "The price...for once, a weekend to SF was reasonable!"

Pros: "N/A"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Got $200 voucher for overbooking"
Cons: "Overbooking"

Pros: "great service a lot of good food"
Cons: "no good movies"

Pros: "Perfect service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Tv was subpar"

Cons: "Lack of snacks"

Pros: "Price was nice at $142"

Pros: "Eugene is so easy"
Cons: "san jose airport parking"

Cons: "NA"

Cons: "You are required to pay to watch the tv. It's free with Delta."

Cons: "Flew on 747 not as comfortable and enjoyable as the dreamliners."

Pros: "My bag 14 lbs over limit. Cost me $125.00 more. United is rip off."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Easy boarding for elderly slow passengers"
Cons: "Crowded seat space"

Pros: "Quick, no turbulence, friendly attendants"

Cons: "Ticket agents did not communicate with passengers on why there was a delay and weren't willing to help passengers find alternate routes to their destination."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cramped, lost my bags for three days."

Pros: "Great service!!"

Pros: "Both flights were early, which was nice for a change."

Pros: "Other than all my flights were delayed"
Cons: "Flights delayed"

Cons: "Why should I have to pay to watch tv? I know you don't have to pay on Southwest, Virgin America or Jet Blue. Not sure that a very (and I mean VERY SMALL) snack can be considered food"

Pros: "Great experience...checked luggage even arrived promptly."

Pros: "on time everything was good"
Cons: "the ac was so strong too cold"

Cons: "Had to rebook."

Pros: "Everyone was friendly"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "I like the service they email u all the time"

Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "45 min delay"

Pros: "No problems"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No blankets, no meals that were complimentary, poor paid for wifi"

Pros: "It was smooth all the way around. We arrived in San Francisco 25 min early"
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "None"
Cons: "Plane to be late not a good information online be nervous is horrible people in the count not nice very rude"

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