Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Palm Springs to Sofia
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 38h 35m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United Airlines ($1,273)
When flying out of Palm Springs you will be using Palm Springs, often referred to as Palm Springs Airport. You will be landing at Sofia, also known as Sofia Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable and clean flight"
Pros: "Finally a flight with kind flight attendants. Very helpful and warm. Thank you to the whole crew."
Cons: "The inflight entertainment was confusing to use and Internet was way too costly."
Pros: "Crew and entertainment were excellent."
Cons: "Communication about the delay at SFO was really poor."
Cons: "It was excellent!"
Cons: "3 hour delay due to weather in SF. First time we heard about the reason was just prior to boarding."
Pros: "Cabin crew from Palm Springs to Bozeman superior. Flight attendant deliberate, kind, welcoming, attentive."
Cons: "Cannot wait for the day that each seat will have outlets for devices. So tired of having to figure out what device to charge in the very few outlets in the terminal, and then boarding with no outlets in seats. silly in 2019. And floor in entryway wasn't very clean when we boarded."
Pros: "Clean plane, nice staff"
Cons: "Small seats"
Cons: "Flight to SFO landed 7 min late. Wouldn’t let us on connecting flight to MRY. We were put on a land shuttle to MRY and now I’m car sick. Horrible day!"
Cons: "My seatmates and I were frozen for the whole flight, especially our feet - even with socks on."
Pros: "Free movies and TV shows through the United app"
Pros: "Our flight attendant was super kind and efficient."
Cons: "With such an early flight, our only "breakfast" option was one cheese and cracker food box for purchase. The aircraft was too cold. Even with my winter coat. Upon arrival at Denver, we had to remove our own luggage from the luggage shelf. On previous flights, an airline employee handed them out to us."
Pros: "I was happy to be able to get a flight on a flight that offered free entertainment through the United Mobile app. I just don't understand why your airline doesn't offer free internet and entertainment. It seems like a small price to pay to keep your passengers comfortable. Get with the program and the rest of the industry."
Cons: "Once again, United first changed my flight which increased my layover from a little over an hour to three hours, and then our flight was delayed by three hours, making our total layover time over six hours. United does this more than any other major airline. I am actually considering switching my United Mileage plus credit account to one of your competitors."
Cons: "the wait time. Sitting on the tarmac for 20-25 minutes in PSP waiting for LAX reaffix to clear. The worst is arriving at LAX at 8;39AM which is earlier than anticipated and not getting a gate opened until 9:25AM (approx) sitting on the runway not being told what is going on and when the captain does make an announcement it is to tell us he apologizes for the delay but then proceeds to announce that he and the crew have to go back and to PSP and LAX four more times. I found that inappropriate to tell us about his work schedule when Im trying to get to the gate for my connecting flight"
Cons: "First flight was late, so missed my connection. Waited 5 hours for next flight. United just doesn’t have the capacity to cover unexpected glitches."
Pros: "What brand of service is this? Are we actually customers? Why do I feel like the enemy every time I fly? Airlines are making record profits and we, THEIR customers are getting the shaft."
Cons: "There was a non rev captain who took it upon himself to move my overhead bags back six rows to accomodate a non rev flight attendant's bags...... almost missed my connection. WTF"
Cons: "Very limited leg room, very expesive entertainment - even for flight information ($US4/hour), no need to follow TSA rules (number and size of carry-on, placing carry-on under the seat, storing bags in overhead close to where you sit, etc.)."
Cons: "Seats were much too close. The passenger in front of me reclined his seat and his head was only a few inches from me."
Pros: "Easy, fast service. Arrived early."
Cons: "Sweet snack wasn't as good as savory snacks in the past."
Pros: "I didn't like anything"
Cons: "The fact that they over sell their flights but when you order them they say there are 3 seats left. So you show up to the airport and your flight lands with way more then enough time to get to work that day and younprint your ticket to find out you have no seat. That's because they sold more seats than they have incase someone didn't show up. But everyone did show up. So of course they find you another flight in LA which is a good 3+ hours away so you can spend another 3 hours to get to your gate to wait 2 more hours to go to take of so you can reach your destination making you late for work and making you call out. Just because they wanted to make sure every single seat was filled."
Pros: "Nobody in middle seat ...yay! Left on time arrived early. Passengers behaved"
Pros: "Charging availability for my devices on board."
Cons: "No wifi available!"
Cons: "No tv"
Cons: "Flight got delay and we went back to hotel and get back to airport delayed again. I wish they could of tell earlier so we could do something better than waiting 5 hours in the airport. They were really rude when we try to talk to them Steven was the person"
Cons: "Delayed our flight several hours, no communication, unhelpful staff. Missed a very important meeting. Will not fly United again."
Pros: "Nice seat space (upgraded) Good flying into Chicago"
Cons: "Our plane and seats were changed by United (originally thru SFO) and we ended up in front of the exit rows so seats did not recline. The crew announced that this was not a full flight but asked that and movement await all boarding. I waited until airborne and moved into the empty seat in back of me. It actually was comparable to my own but I remained now that I moved. Several hours into the flight a male attendent told me I had to return to my original seat. No explanation. This did not present a hardship but very unnecessary and possibly risky not to have manpower in the emergency row."
Pros: "Generally it was ok. Travelling is so horrible these days that "ok" seems pretty great."
Cons: "My bag was lost but my husband's, checked at the same time, made it."
Pros: "Crew. Pilot did an excellent job getting us back to Chicago. Flight attendants were friendly. Couldn't rate food or entertainment,there wasn't any."
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable...fold-down tray was too low..seats too narrow."
Cons: "I wasn't assigned a seat even when I checked in (flight was overbooked)so I felt a lot of stress that I wouldn't get a seat on the flight I had booked a few weeks prior. I called United and they could not guarantee that I would definitely have a seat."
Pros: "That I made it alive"
Cons: "That the seats were very small and the person next to me could not fit into their seat"
Pros: "After reading ratings of the US Airlines, I wasn't expecting much of United. The only drawback to a 5 star run was the boarding process. The crew, food, and entertainment were all top notch."
Pros: "Friendly crew and easy boarding. Handled. Rude obnoxious passenger very well"
Cons: "Old, rundown feeling. Not real comfortable"
Pros: "Gate attendant came and told us that our luggage made the close connection. Less than 30 min."
Pros: "It was great"
Cons: "Would like more food options"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Big delay due to weather but flight was good"
Pros: "Isle seat as empty but when i asked to move they told me i would have to pay over $100 and we were ready to take off so no one ever used the seat and i was smushed by the window the whole time."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "United did very little to accommodate our cancelation"
Pros: "crew was excellent!"
Cons: "cost for in flight entertainment and wifi"
Pros: "The flight was comfortable."
Cons: "Original delay due to FAA rules regarding rest. Then plane wasn't fueled causing additional delay which cause us to miss our connection! Got to our destination over 5 hours late!"
Pros: "Crew and staff were great!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours so we had to move to next day."
Pros: "No complaints as both legs of my flight went very well. Smooth sailing the entire trip. No entertainment on flights and did not eat so can't truly rate this."
Pros: "Always on time, which is very important"
Cons: "It's was an hour flight but at least offer me a beer"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled"
Cons: "No help to reroute."
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: "ease of into airport"
Cons: "Nothing in.patticular"
Cons: "Separation of family on our tickets"
Airlines flying from Palm Springs to Sofia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Palm Springs to Sofia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Palm Springs to Sofia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Palm Springs to Sofia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Palm Springs to Sofia
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Palm Springs to Sofia