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Average price round-trip

$172(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$177or less

Good deal one-way

$99or less

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  • Morning departure is around 16% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,413 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Organización y rapidez"
Cons: "Un cafe"

Pros: "yes"
Cons: "Lost baggage in Kathmundu"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "very attentive crews."

Cons: "Immigration and customs along with baggage claim was a mess. They need to get it together. It should have been more streamlined and the lines are ridiculous."

Cons: "Pilots were 50 mins late"

Pros: "good food and good movie selection."

Pros: "Seating choice"
Cons: "Boarding wasn't as bad as Delta... god they suck"

Pros: "Boarding and special request was excellent. We requested wheel chair for my mother and it was waiting at each arrival."

Cons: "Timeliness"

Cons: "The staff was exceptionally kind and understanding"

Cons: "When we landed we sat on the tarmac for over 30 minutes when they said 10 minutes."

Pros: "People were friendly and super helpful."

Cons: "The seat assignment for people who did not one assigned. Last minute."

Cons: "Blankets"

Cons: "2 hours late, with no response as to why."

Cons: "None"

Cons: "Nothing, all was perfect!"

Cons: "Everything."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "My cabin bag has been misplaced and I siding receive the same."

Cons: "No power outlets"

Cons: "delays on both departure and arrival mobile boarding pass system did not work."

Pros: "Everything went smooth and was great besides the boarding."
Cons: "Boarding seemed to take quite quite awhile, not sure what the deal was but once we were boarded they kicked it into high gear"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "It was all good."

Cons: "My luggages was not come at the destination. We don’t have clothes to changes for 2 days."

Cons: "No soft drinks. Really."

Cons: "the person nwxt to me was hesitant to stand ip when I wanted to go bathroom. Ither than that I lived it. Attendants were super nice which makes experience different."

Cons: "No comfort given to passengers despite 2.5 hr delay in leaving and another 1 hr on the ground after landing"

Pros: "Partnership with Virgin. Drink orders."
Cons: "boarding process didn’t go by the script and was a mess"

Pros: "LOVE the Virgin planes and the ability to upgrade. The food and beverage options on the Virgin flights are amazing. PLEASE keep the format of these planes the same!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything was easy and normal. I felt everyone was treated well."

Cons: "At boarding, when overhead bins are full, you cannot force passengers to check their bags if they had planned not to. I was in a rush when I land and because it was delayed too I did not want to also have to wait for my bag at baggage claim. I was completely late to an event I was to be at."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Bathroom was disgusting, there wasn’t a trash so people threw their hand towels on the floor."

Cons: "Snotty steward in the back. Not pleasant."

Cons: "Reading lights did not work. Fortunately I could move"

Pros: "Everyone is so helpful and cheery"

Pros: "The boarding process. The take off and the landing were great."
Cons: "Not enough room between passengers. Especially when you do not know the person next to you. More elbow room would be great. This is for the general seating. The isles are narrow too."

Pros: "Pleasant staff"

Pros: "When flight did finally leave it didn’t take long to get there. Crew was very nice and understanding."
Cons: "That the flight was delayed 3 hours and 10 minutes. I honestly thought I was not going to be going on Monday and most likely going hom on Tuesday."

Cons: "My entire checked bag was full of my tattoo equipment which is my livelihood. Most of my equipment was destroyed and now I have to spend money to replace it all ASAP or I can’t work! I’m more than upset!"

Cons: "Everything!!!"

Pros: "Team very nice and polite."
Cons: "All the airplanes should have screens"

Pros: "The extra seat next to me."
Cons: "The fact that my baggage got left in Portland."

Pros: "normal."
Cons: "."

Cons: "The bathrooms are shockingly tiny!"

Pros: "Free wine"

Pros: "No delay, nice n comfortable"

Cons: "The lady on the kiosk this morning was annoyingly rude."

Pros: "I would like to have ore of a grace period to check baggage."

Cons: "Bad social distance"

Pros: "Felt safe and sanitary"

Cons: "Temperature inside airplane extremely hot."

Cons: "Terrible delays"

Cons: "Better food offerings"

Cons: "Better choice of snacks"

Cons: "Sat on tarmac for 20 mins because we were early..."

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "In one hour flight we could have some drinks and food. Snacks... can’t believe they don’t have any food/alcohol"

Cons: "The bathrooms smelled every time someone opened the door. Febreeze, please!!"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Service by crew. I was flying economy but it was par to business class."

Pros: "Very comfortable, no complaints."

Cons: "The wrap didn't taste too well."

Pros: "The guy announcing the boarding was a hoot! Great sense of humor."

Pros: "Nice new seats"
Cons: "Was too warm inside the plane. Boarding address was mobbed and not very well managed"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Took off late. Other than that very comfortable and great experience"

Pros: "None of it"
Cons: "Everything. Can it please leave on time for once"

Pros: "The crew were good."
Cons: "The flight was delayed taking off. The crew tried to make it up but it was 90 minutes late in the end - I almost missed a connection. Seats were ok."

Pros: "That it got me home"

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Look, if your kid is so young that he can’t get in a plane without screaming for four hours, you shouldn’t bring him on a plane and subject 200 people to that. It’s rude and selfish."

Pros: "They let me sleep."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Take a long time to taxi to the gate & getting off the plane."

Pros: "Everything was great, easy boarding, great idea (board ahead of your zone if you check bag free at gate), courteous staff, good food choices, arrived ahead of schedule, good movies."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Multilpe delays"

Cons: "late leaving, arriving and taxing."

Pros: "Was tired and the FA helped me find a row that I could stretch out on and relax. After a long trip from Moscow, the FA's volunteering to help and accommodate a beleaguered traveler was most appreciated!"

Pros: "got to the plane even though the ground crews had a lot of people to get bags checked for even down to 30 min to flight departure but still got their bags onto the plane"
Cons: "massive rips in the bag"

Cons: "See above"

Cons: "Got in early"

Cons: "Force me to take a bad seat"

Pros: "We were not happy with our flight my flight got cancelled 3 times I miss work they need to reimburse us and also reimburses the hotel cuz we had to stay at a hotel because they cancelled our flight three times and then our flight that we went out on Monday was late because of a flight attendant arriving late to the hotel to the airport"

Cons: "Poor WiFi. Paid extra to get it, but didnt sporadic at best."

Pros: "Airport was being remodeled so there was a bit of confusion and lack of accommodation but other than that the flight was good"

Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"

Pros: "We'd paid extra for main cabin so hot to choose seats and got in flight entertainment.. Staff were friendly."
Cons: "No free wifi."

Cons: "Paid $28 for a Wi-Fi package that didn't work. No refund...."

Pros: "The entertainment options and noticing the little touches that Delta is making to improve the brand and experience."
Cons: "Seems like there are legacy "attitude" issues with the crew. I sat on the aisle yesterday, and SEVERAL times I was bumped, quite rudely, by passing crew. In one instance, as they passed to pick up trash, they took two of my three items. They started walking on, and I tapped them as they passed to pick up the third. She brusquely turned and said: don't touch me to get my attention. No please; quite rude, and unnecessary."

Pros: "The boarding was efficient"
Cons: "Three hour departure delay. No explanation given. No apology."

Pros: "I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!"

Pros: "COURTESY"

Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Tv wouldn't work and delay that wasn't weather related and the food was awful"

Cons: "The redesign of seats means that very few of Delta's planes can actually accommodate a sherpa-style pet carrier, even though they are an industry standard for in-cabin travel. Further complicating the problem is that the clearance under the seat varies depending where in the cabin you're seated. It's become an extremely stressful proposition for which I have the privilege of paying an extra +$100 each way whilst having to give up one of my carry ons. As far as I can see, the charge is just straight up greed, since no one would be able to use the space beneath the seat in front of me, anyway, and carrying on my cat cause zero extra work for the crew. I'm going to have rethink my loyalty to Delta. At least with Southwest, they'll let me check two bags for no additional cost."

Pros: "Smooth. Fast."

Cons: "They should have separate lanes on boarding like United. Then people can line up in the appropriate group."

Pros: "On time and convenience of the connection"
Cons: "Airplanes were a little bit old"

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "free tequuila"
Cons: "norte americano gringo scum from hell usa terrorist pigs"

Cons: "I did not like being assigned to a seat that did not recline at all and was given no up front warning so it was a very unwelcome surprise at the start of my 6+ hour flight."

Cons: "Spent 90 minutes on the plane before it even took off."

Pros: "The crew.was so rude, even from the check in process"
Cons: "Everything,"

Pros: "Crew was very hospitable"
Cons: "Flight was a little late taking off, so punctuality could have been a little better"

Cons: "The experience was excellent."

Cons: "No wifi or entertainment was available. Food was mediocre."

Cons: "There was no place to charge my electronics"

Pros: "On time. Fast boarding. Comfortable seating."

Pros: "Horrible !!!"
Cons: "Be on time !!!!"

Cons: "Delays sucked."

Pros: "It was on time"

Pros: "Highly skilled pilot."

Pros: "Travel time was great"

Pros: "Phoenix to Santa Rosa 10 times better than Phoenix to San Francisco then driving the rest of the way."
Cons: "Luggage took a long time to collect in Santa Rosa."

Cons: "No advanced seat assignments unless we paid $100 per person?! Recently flew Delta on same equipment (A321). Delta had in-seat entertainment & adjustable head rest"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "On time and convenient"
Cons: "Crowded"

Pros: "The staff was welcoming and it felt good!"

Cons: "Lateness, seat comfort and gate checking a duffel bag"

Pros: "Son flew alone and everyone was very helpful."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Totally fine"
Cons: "It was fine"

Pros: "PHX. This is the airport we flew out of. That’s it. I mean, come on. The airport has nothing to do with it. That’s how bad."
Cons: "Plane got delayed because of a malfunction. We were on the ground for about 1 hour extra. And pretty much everything else about the flight sucked."

Pros: "Quick and did good job"
Cons: "After flying Japan Airlines I wish there were more free food and entertainment"

Pros: "Quick boarding, near empty flight."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Took off and arrived on time."

Pros: "blanket made it comfortable"
Cons: "No entertainment options"

Pros: "Good entertainment"
Cons: "Bad organization during boarding"

Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Why do not they serve FREE water????"

Pros: "Good free entertainment. Thanks."
Cons: "No good free snacks. Only free drinks."

Pros: "santa ana airport"
Cons: "charged me $50 when i checked in my suitcase."

Pros: "Good preferred seat."

Cons: "temperature was too hot and stuffy."

Pros: "Very smooth"
Cons: "I didn't not like anything."

Cons: "Power cord plug-ins for cell phone in passenger lounge were limited. Wish standard seating allowed for more width, better way to avoid reclined seat in front."

Cons: "Price"

Pros: "I love the cookies"
Cons: "I wish my seat would recline more"

Pros: "Same as above."

Pros: "Timeliness"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Friendly service and staff."

Pros: "Excellent"

Cons: "No seemed happy at all."

Pros: "Nothing stood out"
Cons: "Nothing stood out"

Pros: "The touchscreen was pretty awesome"
Cons: "Loud passengers"

Cons: "delayed"

Cons: "See my previous comment"

Pros: "Bathroom!!"
Cons: "There were no screens by each place!!"

Pros: "There was no warning until departure time that flight was delayed for two hour. Some other american flights were delayed much as four hour or more."

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "Everything. DELAYS___DELAYS"

Pros: "AM staff were helpful and pleasant when I asked questions."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes"

Cons: "The flight was cancelled and no reason was given. I had to buy new flights on Southwest and ended up having to pay an extra $200 in order to get home for work on Monday."

Cons: "Terrible side to side of aeroport to get conetion fly with out time"

Cons: "Plane was clean. Leg room was adequate for a 6 footer. Wafer cookie was good. Crew was nice."

Pros: "Flight left on departure and on board air cooling system was much welcome. Cabin crew were polite."
Cons: "Cabin was untidy, goodness knows what was stowed away at the back of seats towards the rear of the cabin, so rear of cabin was unwelcoming. Cabin crew should keep some overhead lockers for their own use. Poor sound quality on Inflight entertainment, either that or Headphones were poor. Food portions were painfully small (lunch of chicken risotto) AND I found pretzel flavoured breakfast bap unpopular."

Pros: "Easy check in and boarding, friendly crew, comfortable seating."
Cons: "No suggestions."

Pros: "Read above"

Pros: "I requested and picked a window seat but unfortunately. Got isle seat. I requested a Muslim meal and I got pork in my choices."
Cons: "Honer the requests ."

Pros: "Seats were very comfortable in first class. Very happy with that experience for short haul flight. Enjoyed the service. Flight attendant checked on me multiple times and offered beverages."
Cons: "Snack/food choices."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight was delayed."

Pros: "They gave out ice cream and plenty of snacks."
Cons: "I could not choose my seat"

Cons: "Lost luggage’s"

Pros: "Food was great"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Missing my flight."

Cons: "I didn’t not like being delayed an entire day because they had a problem with my wife’s name in the system"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew were great, but"
Cons: "the airline had to hold the connecting flight because of gate assignments"

Pros: "Attendents were very nice."
Cons: "Cramped"

Pros: "GOOD JOB BY FLIGHT ATTENDANTS;FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT! I AM A RETIRED AIRLINE PILOT"

Pros: "Crew was trying to do their best and make the poor experience as good as posible woth positive energy"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours after we boarded the plains and heading to the runway to take off. We had to return back to gate, sit in our seats for 45 minutes. Then we were told we need to get off plain, and board a new plain at gate 72. There was a miss communication and we had to go to gate 82 instead.... just a horrible experience."

Pros: "It was quiet, staff were chearful!"
Cons: "A little cramped in the middle."

Pros: "Boarding went quickly."
Cons: "Landing early, then sitting on the plane for an hour and a half, which made me miss my connection for the second time in my last two united flights. Being given no assistance in how you rectify my situation and having to figure it out myself, then boarding the next flight late. Recieving no compensation for the inconveniences United caused me on both of the last two flights I've taken with them."

Pros: "The crew was super friendly and helpful, I got the window seat and I love that, on and off the plane in record time."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing"

Cons: "The 2 hour delay"

Pros: "The crew and service was very nice and pleasant"
Cons: "To hard to use the inflight entertainment from wifi and that it was delayed"

Pros: "Seats have some good cush to them"
Cons: "I specifically bought carry on luggage that meets the standards so that I would not have to go baggage claim as it would weigh heavily on my schedule. As I stood in line and noticed all of the huge "carry on" bags more than 2 I was astounded when the flight attendant said my carry on would have to be loaded with the other luggage. When I offered my rebuke she scolded me and said the luggage would be there before me....how the hell is that supposed to happen? To make matter worse the flight "attendants" stopped serving half way and when they started again I got trapped by the bathroom and did not get back to my seat in time to enjoy a beverage....not that I was offered one."

Pros: "I appreciated that the pilot was very upfront and honest with us about the delayed flights going into San Francisco."
Cons: "My flight got delayed so much that I ended up cancelling my trip."

Pros: "The desk people were nice in Phoenix, AZ"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 6 hours so United rebooked the whole flight, however they made no attempt to inform us before we arrived at the airport. We found out when we arrived to our gate to board. So because we did not know about the delay until the time of boarding, we missed all other flights out because it was 8pm and no more flights could take us to our final destination. We did receive a hotel voucher but we had to pay for a taxi back to the airport as well as we had to pay extra for our car that had been sitting in the airport garage overnight. It should have been $2.50, but because it sat in the garage overnight we had to pay $20."

Pros: "The flight was on time. Boarding on and off was good."
Cons: "The in flight wifi doesnt allow streaming. It was lame and there was no free in flight movies. So other than sleeping or using an app to text there was nothing you could do. In flight wifi isnt worth buying."

Pros: "The employees were kind, considerate and professional."
Cons: "I don't have any complaints at this time"

Cons: "I decided to take another carrier in the aftermath of United's terrible treatment of paid passengers/customers. United doesn't deserve my business (ever again)."

Pros: "The crew was very nice and good."

Pros: "Everything from boarding to landing was great."

Cons: "Missed connection in sfo. Had to stay overnight in sfo."

Pros: "The actual flight itself was fine."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. I was told it was due to "weather issues", and that i'd more than likely miss my flight, and that there was nothing they could do about it. I ask the guy to print me some sort of itinerary to show my work, and it shows "mechanicall issues", not weather. Confirmed this with their website. I was told I'd probably be arriving in Seattle around 1-1:30AM. By pure chance, my flight from San Fran to Seattle was ALSO delayed (due to a late incoming flight), so I was able to board my original connecting flight. However, this still put me in a bad situation. I use public transportation, which wont be running by the time I arrive. LooKS like I'll be forking out $50+ for an Uber or Lyft home. Thanks, United. I only ever get delays when I fly United."

Pros: "Crew was great, friendly and professional. Landed early which is always a plus."
Cons: "Just wish they'd give you the can, seems cheap, though the snacks are decent."

Cons: "The flight was delayed for 30 minutes because they couldn't find the flight attendant. The seats were extremely close to each other. And I'm not a very tall and my knees were touching the front of the dead."

Cons: "I had to cancel the flight I didn't make it"

Pros: "This was a connecting flight from phx. Delayed in phx and sfo. Boarding was also slow. Employees tired and crabby."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "My first leg of flight was delayed two hours and my connecting flight was cancelled. Waiting in line for 3 hours with almost 100 people with NO intervention. This is a joke!"

Pros: "They were helpful about getting me on another flight, however it didn't leave until the next day."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled, they wouldn't route me through another airport, nor would they offer me any compensation for the inconvenience and expense of having to be stranded another night.This is why I normally fly Alaska, instead of United. United needs to step up their customer service. I wasn't even given a seat. They said I had to actually go to the airport in order to get a seat. They could've upgraded me, or put me on a direct flight, but no, they didn't."

Pros: "The stewardess at the back on the plane was very friendly."

Cons: "HAHAHAHAHAmuwahahahahahahahaha If it had been a life and death scenario I might not find it all so very humorous. But the fact remains, that you DELAYED MY FLIGHT FOR SEVERAL HOURS, several times in a row, to the point where taking my trip was a pointless endeavor. Ruined plans. Missed exam that was paid for. Spent 5 hours of my life at the airport, luckily came to me senses and decided to go home, go to bed (at 2:30am!!!), and handle cancellation of my flights (that I would no longer be taking) in the morning. UNITED - zero stars. Will never fly you again. Guaranteed."

Pros: "Flight crew keep kind and courteous."
Cons: "Did get to my father's memorial service on time"

Cons: "Delayed 2 hrs"

Pros: "Flight was quite delayed due to WX. But the crew kept us in the loop and negotiated a better slot with the tower."

Cons: "Our flight was delayed by more than 3 hours. We had to take another flight."

Cons: "I have alloted enough time for my next flight. Your airline crew in PhX did not extend any help in my problem even i asked them very polity in two instances. For me not to miss my flight i left my baggaes in the conveyor and I have to disturbed my friends in sfo to get my bags. I want to be conunmpensated with your poor service. Im expecting your respond"

Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "Constant ads on the tv"

Cons: "The flight attendant who read aloud the instructions read them terribly"

Cons: "i was a bit stressed given I had a connection and my flight out of Phoenix was about 45 mins delayed. I made the next flight by 15 mins"

Pros: "The only positive was that the seat next to me was empty so I had a little more room."
Cons: "Flight attendants were unpleasant and plane was very dirty. My seat also felt sticky."

Cons: "Terrible."

Pros: "Everyone was friendly, courteous, and professional."
Cons: "No warning of carry-on charges."

Pros: "Bag charged"

Pros: "The check in Gal was great."
Cons: "Everything else."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Both trip I had to wait 2 hours or more to leave and horrible service."

Pros: "It was an airplane"
Cons: "Flight was very late, very disorganized. Crew lies about how late the plane is, and why it was late."

Cons: "I will never fly your airline again. Poor service. Never again."

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Flight canceled"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled. This is my 3rd and final time flight with this joke of an outfit. Never gone smooth once."

Pros: "Didn't crash"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled due to mechanical problems. Spent 8 hours in the ape port getting rebooked."

Pros: "The landing was superb!"
Cons: "The flight attendants were not friendly and seemed disorganized and not well trained.. you had to pay for everything making the flight more expensive than other airlines. The plane rattled and seemed old. Never will I choose this airline again."

Cons: "The same 2 screaming babies entire flights. Attendants allowed with no assistance."

Cons: "My bag is still missing i don't have critical medication and I can't even get customer service to answer my calls"

Cons: "Expensive fee to check bags and additional fee to choose my seat."

Pros: "Having less carry on luggage made loading a lot faster and easier to get on"
Cons: "Very little information about the mechanical,issues and length of the delay"

Pros: "Service is nonexistent. Website doesn't work. Extra Charges for NOT using the website are insane. Food and beverages are nonexistent. Service is among the worst in the world. Seats aren't much more comfortable than folding chairs would be. Extra charges for absolutely every little thing ( which are normally free on every other airline ) make travel an annoying nuisance. Even carryon bags are charged --- and cost more than checked bags. It's insane."
Cons: "Service is nonexistent. Website doesn't work. Extra Charges for NOT using the website are insane. Food and beverages are nonexistent. Service is among the worst in the world. Seats aren't much more comfortable than folding chairs would be. Extra charges for absolutely every little thing ( which are normally free on every other airline ) make travel an annoying nuisance. Even carryon bags are charged --- and cost more than checked bags. It's insane."

Pros: "The airfare was low, but when you add in all the other charges and inconveniences, I don't think I saved much."
Cons: "They charge for bags. I had to pay $45 for a take-on. ($40 for checked bags.) Pay for bags on-line to receive a discount. They charge for water. They charge if you want to reserve a seat. The flight was over an hour late departing. We waited at our arrival gate for more than 10 minutes before we started deboarding."

Pros: "Initially i liked the price and flight times available. I had to call the customer service line and the rep was very nice and helpful. Front counter experience while checking bags was quick and easy."
Cons: "While trying to check-in, website had a glitch so had to wait til the next day to complete my online check-in. Once it was done, you all don't send a pdf/email of boarding pass without getting app. That was lame. Frontier charges for EVERYTHING which was incredibly disappointing. Felt i was scammed into a "great deal" but ended up having a bunch of extra charges that I wasn't anticipating at time of flight purchase. Cost of checking bags or simply bringing a carry on could quickly surpas the price of the plane ticket. It took an extra hour for the flight to depart because of a malfunctioning jump seat, which happens. However, there was no effort made to make it up to us. Then i realized that soft drinks are also an additional fee. That was unbelievable. You all can't even give your customers a 30 cent can of soda as part of their flight purchase or in effort to make up for the avoidable time delay. Also, the flight wasn't even half full. But they crammed everyone together on a few rows in the middle of the plane. Having seat assignments that are more evenly distributed would have been appreciated. And then the seats don't recline! Finally, we arrived to SFO and got dropped off in the intnl terminal, which was fine. But the flight attendant announced that we were in carrasel 6 but failed to mention that it was in a completely different terminal. So half the passengers went to the wrong carrasel just to find out that we had to turn around and go to a different terminal. That too could have been avoided by having proper communication. Seems communication and customer service is not a priority for Frontier."

Cons: "Terrible airline experience. There was a charge for all bags, even carryons! Did not like being charged $40 per carry on bag - I purposefully packed a small bag so I could carry it on; however, they charged me and my family for each carry on bag. Also, no leg room at all...my knees were against the seat in front of me (I am average size). Will NOT fly on Frontier again!!"

Cons: "A word of caution to anyone flying Frontier airlines. Carry on bags cost $40 each way. Even checked baggage is cheaper at $35. Don't forget to add the extra $70-80 when you see the tickets slightly cheaper online. Plus, it will cost more to select seats to sit together and even the snacks/drinks cost money. I'm shocked I didn't have to pay extra for a pilot."

Pros: "The airlines gave us $50 because of the delay."
Cons: "We had to wait 4 hours for our flight."

Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "Slightly small"

Pros: "I liked how fast the boarding went. The flight attendants were very nice. The wine was nice. We were kept informed about the fact we were running late. Still arrived on time. Plane was clean."
Cons: "No entertainment! But I expected that so that is okay. Unclear why the question. People next to me bought a snack but the one they wanted was out. They were disappointed. I did not like the fact that luggage is so expensive to check. I could not believe I had to pay for a seat once I had bought my ticket. I thought that was part of the price of the ticket. I can't fly standing up."

Pros: "The time of the flights, and the quick security at the terminal."
Cons: "Hidden fees for everything. You book your flight for one price. (mine was about 100$ less than other airlines at time of booking) -Then they have you pick your seat (charge) -Then if you want to check a bag (charge) -Then if you want to BRING A CARRY ON (CHARGE) It ended up being way MORE than the other flights I could have just booked on other airlines. (I booked at $220.00 and by the end of my trip spent $373.00 with Frontier) Also, the returning flight was delayed 45 minutes but I received no notifications."

Pros: "Low fare originally"
Cons: "My bags and seat was almost as much as the cost of flight Seats don't go back. Tray table very small. Not enough room"

Cons: "At no time was I ever advised I would be charged for carry on luggage."

Pros: "The flight was very smooth and the crew was very courteous."
Cons: "I also don't understand having to pay for your carry-on. At least make the first one free. I understand it's more along the lines of weight for the plane and which would affect the amount of fuel but that should all be calculated when they review the passenger manifest and assume that people have at least one carry-on and then adjust fuel accordingly for people who want to bring more than one carry-on. I gave food and entertainment a one star because my flight was a short flight and we didn't get really either of those except having to buy snacks and some soda"

Pros: "Low fare"
Cons: "No beverage service-not even free water, really? Having to pay even to suggest where you might sit. One gentleman had to pay for his carryon, even though it fit in the baggage size indicator."

Pros: "Cheap, until you had to pay for bags and drinks."
Cons: "Had to wait for over 1/2 hour to disembark."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They charged for my carry on bag unnecessarily so my baggage ended up being as much as my ticket."

Cons: "I don't like paying for my seat or a cup of coffee. Hate paying for my bags, yes, even the carry on. Just give us honest fares and make it a nice trip - you're going there anyway, right?"

Pros: "Boarded quickly, smooth flight and got in 20 minutes early all at a great price."
Cons: "Very cramped seating"

Pros: "this plane was way better than the last Frontier aircraft, the seats were leather and had head rests and they had TVs."
Cons: "TVs cost money."

Pros: "When we got to the airport the kiosk was not working, and no one was at the counter. Checked in online, they charged us $45 per carry on (didn't read the small print, because it's so small, and no other airline I've been on charges for carry ons). To check a bag was cheaper, $35 but no one was at the counter. Also, they charged us $20 per seat when we checked in, did not give us the option of a no-charge seat online. (even though we did have tickets) So, I paid an additional $130 for the 2 tickets total. Shabby airline."

Pros: "The price is the only thing I like of the initial flight oh that they didnt charge for water and ice."
Cons: "All the fees that you had to pay - pay for carry on, pay for hecked bag, nothing free given to snack on, the flight attendants were snoody, rude, pushy sales ladies, seats were very uncomfortable. Understand now why they offer low fees because they have cheap, cramped seating, and so they can charge you for everything (soda, snacks, carry ons, etc)."

Cons: "No free soft drinks"

Cons: "I understand charging for luggage, but they rig it so that it is cheaper to check in a bag than to carry it on (wtf??). This normally is not a problem but both ways to SF they had issues at the baggage carousel and we spent 30 mins waiting. They also add a $13 fee both ways for any seat on the flight, then if you want a special seat with legroom it is $25. To me that should be illegal. You sell me a ticket but I have to pay for a seat? WILL NEVER FLY FRONTIER AGAIN"

Pros: "Nothing. Worst airline ever. Rude, incompetent staff."
Cons: "The $60 charge for carry one that I discovered as I was about to board the plane. In 42 years of travel, never been charged for this. My bag ended up being more expensive than my flight! I thought I had found a $49 bargain flight on Kayak, and it ended up being a red herring. I feel completely ripped off. Not to mention, I saw a member of the flight staff treat 2 passengers ahead of me with very little respect. I was not the only passenger fooled by the carry-on scam. This entire experience with Frontier was like a Quentin Tarrantino movie. Never again!!"

Cons: "it took 45 minutes for my bag to come out"

Cons: "Crew was condescending and rude. There were young adults in a group around me and my companion, who also look young, and the way the flight attendant spoke to us about technology was rude."

Pros: "Staff were nice"
Cons: "Paid $85 for my 2 pieces of luggage - what a trap!"

Cons: "First of all, they charged me to check into my flight. My $131 ticket turned into $183 and I hadn't even checked in for the way back. Not only did I have to pay for a seat at check in, but I had to pay $40 to brin a carry on!!!! So what the heck did my ticket pay for?!?! Once I choked down the extra $53, I went to the gate and the flight was cancelled. The gate attendant offered a refund or to put me on a flight the next day. He wouldn't look at other airlines for me. The only nice thing they did was make the refund process easy on the phone, since I had to leave the terminal to find another ticket counter to help me. I will not be flying frontier. Ever."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "the time , the plan is not on time and the customers service they are not patients ."

Cons: "Flight delayed by 3 hours, forced me to pay $40 for my carry on, terrible seats, were charging for a can of soda"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They didn't let us board despite us checking in before doors closed. They sent us away to find another flight vs helping us find one. Poor customer service. Then they made us feel guilty looking for us at the security check for holding up the plane, when they sent us away in the first place!! Miscommunication among their crew. We had already bought another fare since try refused to let us board. We got there 30 minutes before departure and they didn't let us board! Even if they saw we had 3 kids with us!! Will never fly with them again anyway, they charge you for everything!"

Pros: "Very comfort ride. Vert Comfort take off and landing. love this time"
Cons: "Because even we have to pay for the drink ( soda)"

Cons: "Nickel and dimed for everything. Unfriendly staff. Just an all around horrible experience."

Pros: "Initially, good price... Friendly staff, plane was clean and comfortable."
Cons: "Surprised with carry-on fee for my bag that would've simply fit under seat by my feet. Though, gentleman at counter was very kind and explained details of how Frontier works and why able to keep flights at lower price. Flight delayed, which understandably happens. The concerning issue was there was not a single agent anywhere to be found to explain incoming flight was running behind and delay was only a half hour. Simply said, it was strange that there was not a single representative to update the customers with details, and calm angry travelers with schedules to keep."

Pros: "The staff got me on my flight even thought the doors were closed. They got me on and I made it home on time. Big props to the staff. Thank you."

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