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Average price round-trip

$381

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$286

Good deal one-way

$295
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  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 14% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying Sacramento Intl to Helena

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Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,759 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Easy boarding. Spacious seats."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 7 times and communication regarding what the issue was with the plane was non-existent until about an hour before takeoff."

Pros: "The male flight attendant was awesome. Didn't catch his name but he was super funny, witty and charming. The female flight attendant was equally wonderful. Just a wonderful crew. A great flight home after a perfect weekend getaway with a good friend who really needed it."
Cons: "Not much, really. There wasn't a sink in the lavatory on that particular aircraft, I guess due to size or some tradeoff consideration. There was antiseptic lotion though. Not a huge deal. I'm always not too crazy about how coach airline seats are designed, so nothing great there either but that's par for the industry so I can't single Alaska out. It was pretty solid all around. I really like Alaska in general. Somehow my seat selection for my initial flight from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA got clobbered and I got reassigned to the last row and couldn't recline my seat back much at all, which was annoying seeing as I purchased me and my buddy's seats way in advance. I put some time and effort selecting two aisle seats next to each other so that we could shoot the breeze on the flight down which didn't get to happen, and his seat selection remainded intact somehow even though I was the one that bought the tickets, but I've already lodged a complaint about that so I shouldn't really go into that here. The flight back from Sacramento was tip top actually, so really no complaints. 9.5 out of 10."

Pros: "comfortable flight"
Cons: "It was good service 4me..."

Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "The first class crew were TERRIBLE! They were obviously not happy to be there or be working. Didn’t check back on us, didn’t pick up our empty glasses, and didn’t even say goodbye. Too busy just talking to each other. I assume this was because it was an American flight. I’ll fly Southwest next tim"

Cons: "Usb charger would be great!"

Pros: "Crew was a happy one"
Cons: "Long wait time to board flight was delayed by 45 mins. Baggage delivery was slow."

Cons: "The plane was absolutely filthy and smelled of urine and and heavily spiced food. The seat assigned to me had liquid in it and I asked the attendant if i could have something to wipe it up and she just reseated me. Just filthy!!!! It was so gross"

Pros: "Crew was very nice."
Cons: "Better snacks"

Cons: "WiFi did not work well"

Cons: "Bad coffee"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Everything was good on time it was good ."

Pros: "The crew and seats!!"
Cons: "Nothing! Everything was better than expected"

Pros: "Although both flights were slightly delayed, ease of boarding and the courtesy of the Alaska Airlines staff were appealing as usual. Their aircraft had a malodorous quality, and the headrests and seat pockets could use a good cleaning, getting to and from on Alaska is generally a great way to travel."
Cons: "Could have been cleaner/ better smelling in general."

Cons: "Our flight was delayed due to traffic control in Seattle. We were thus going to miss our connecting flight in Seattle. The gate agent would not find us a new flight, sent us to another gate where that agent split up our party of four into two different flights hours apart because there " were no other seats." Talking with other passengers later in Seattle, found out they got early flight to our same destination when they landed in Seattle! So we finally got home 6 hrs later that expected. We could have drove"

Pros: "Quick and simple flight. I appreciated the free beer to get me thru it"
Cons: "Super uncomfortable! Smallest prop plane ever. It rattled and bumped the whole way and seemed very old and busted. Not what I expect from Alaska"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Seats don't recline Freezing on plane No food"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff."
Cons: "None at this time."

Pros: "I really liked that I wasn’t passed by the crew when drinks were handled out."

Pros: "On time departure On time arrival Courteous staff at the gate and on the plane Clean plane Everything on the plane worked"

Pros: "Quick and easy boarding, kayak made it easy to head straight to the right baggage claim"
Cons: "Nothing, thanks kayak/ Alaska airlines !"

Pros: "Everything, quiet"
Cons: "Baggage charge"

Pros: "Free WiFi movies & text. Mai Tai on end of trip"
Cons: "Crowded seats & isle. Noisey cabin. Can not hear PA system Checked in on web site but on arrival to airport our seats were rearranged overnight But corrected without major irritation!!!"

Pros: "The flight was great - The attendants were friendly with good customer service. However, the evening before my flight I called customer service and spoke with a customer service rep. Having never flown condor before I had questions with check in. The customer service rep online was rude - so rude that I had determined I would never fly condo again. However, the flight and the experience on board was great. The flight changed my mind and made me realize the customer service rep is one person. If you can track the call made I would recommend the that condo speak with this rep. He is a bad representation of condor airlines. I will fly condor again. The flight and attendants on flight were fantastic. To"
Cons: "See above."

Pros: "Attentive flight attendants, swift flight!"

Pros: "They were very prompt in letting us know there was an issue. After discovering I would not make my connection, they were very fast to get me a hotel, making sure I knew what to do every step of the way. I even had the same flight crew from Maui, and they were happy, if surprised to see me."
Cons: "Did not like the 3 hour delay for this flight, but appreciate the steps they took to remedy the situation."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled and received no notice. Was then scheduled onto a flight with a layover that left very early in the morning."

Pros: "Flight attendant sang a corny song"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The price of wine-not the crews fault but $7 for a small glass of wine is a lot! Everything else was great! I recommend Alaskan Airlines!"

Pros: "Fast and easy flight"
Cons: "more leg room!"

Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Flights were delayed Seats are uncomfortable"

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Heat and no air in cabin"

Pros: "Nice crew. Clean plane"
Cons: "Paying for 1 bag"

Pros: "Flight attendants, mai tai."
Cons: "Late plane"

Pros: "Everything was overall fine"
Cons: "Don't tell me I'm gate checking my bag and it will be at the gate waiting and then truly check my bag (ie white tag it) and make me go to baggage claim"

Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "Would be nice to have onboard TV"

Pros: "Same day change for an earlier flight was easy and I appreciated the helpful staff. Beverages are very good. Love the Tazo teas and Starbucks coffee."
Cons: "Alaska snacks are inedible. Biscottis is horrible and the cheese crackers are full of preservatives and taste awful. Surely there are better options available."

Cons: "I understand it was a short flight and a small plane, but no in flight entertainment or wifi access was disppointing."

Pros: "The extra leg room was fantastic, Such a pleasure The overhead compartments was larger The snacks that we bought were good - Nice surprise"

Pros: "Customer service was very good and the friendlest I have ever spoken to and dealt with. They help me get seat assignment and disable assist to my plane. I will definitely by from this airline again."

Pros: "Thank you for the upgrade to First Class!"
Cons: "There is nothing that I didn't like. Alaska Airlines sets the bar for all others as far as I'm concerned."

Pros: "Our ticket handler at Alaska Airlines ( Sep 21- SMF Airport) was the most helpful and patient person we have ever encountered! The tickets we had purchased through Kayak were charged but not booked. Juan did everything in his power to get us on that flight. And when the kayak company failed to book in time Juan got us on the next available flight, being to sure to find us the best price and a direct flight, versus the one we had booked earlier. Over all Alaska Airlines will be the standard my future experiences will be based off of if I am unable to travel through them"

Pros: "Overall great experience, flights were on time and for a turboprop aircraft pretty smooth and quiet. Easy boarding process and fast luggage service."

Pros: "Since our seats were in rear of plane, Rear boarding at Sacramento Airport was nice"
Cons: "After take off the announcement for when it was safe to use the lavatory was not clear. I found the Sacramento Airport very difficult to navigate. Some warning on the ticket website on airport access (parking & terminals) would have been nice. I would have done more research on where to park and terminal pathways"

Cons: "That my connecting flight was cancelled with no warning would have missed my whole family reunion if I didn't rent a car and drive. Sent alaskan airlines an email. And have hear nothing back from them."

Pros: "good service"
Cons: "tiny seats no leg room"

Pros: "Flight left early and arrives early"
Cons: "Kind a pushy employee boarding customers on plane."

Pros: "The flight attendants were light hearted, engaging, and very funny"
Cons: "Everything was good. Had the extra legroom which made it very comfortable on the long flight"

Cons: "Had to purchase second ticket because my wife and I couldn't get thru TSA. Name on boarding pass didnt match my wife's licence. Married vs maiden name. Alaska could change boarding pass. Passed the buck to kayak. Spent 1 hour on phone and was unable to do anything. Had to buy a separate ticket, last minute, for my wife and barely made the flight."

Pros: "I was moving from California to Washington and had four checked bags. The check in lady didn't charge me for the fourth bag and moved me on to an earlier flight! On the plane, the service was excellent. They even have me cookies when they were serving pretzels for free."
Cons: "Absolutely perfect flight."

Pros: "On time and comfortable flight."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable flight"

Cons: "I couldn’t check in for my flights ahead of time because the check in system from United and Copa airlines didn’t accept my reservation details. My first flight from Sacramento to San Francisco with United was cancelled and I was not informed until I arrived at the gate for check in. United wanted to rebook me on a flight to Los Angeles and Newark which would have been a delay of 10 hours. After security I had to go to the gate of a delayed flight to San Francisco and ask that they put me back on my original itinerary"

Pros: "On time, smooth"
Cons: "Arriving in LAX with no gate to pull up to. When will United fix this decades-long defficiency?"

Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "Plan on wearing your running shoes. United is bad at giving you a lay over that is almost impossible to make. 45 minutes or less for a layover is going to give u a pretty good chance to miss your flights. We went to LAX and had to run from terminal 8 to 7. If it were long we would have missed it.."

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "There was absolutlely no food. Not eve a bag of peanuts."

Cons: "There was an odor of raw sewage the entire flight. Myself and my son were feeling ill by the time the flight was over."

Cons: "only pretzel, no nuts as option"

Cons: "I was seated next to an obese man who was racist and homophobic, and when I asked the flight attendant if I could move to the empty seat next to me because he was taking up a chunk of my seat, I was told “no” because I am not a united mileage plus member. not so nice! If i pay for an aisle seat I expect to be able to “sit” in the whole seat (and not to mention free from hatred)"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They have no customer service."

Pros: "upgrade"

Pros: "Friendly crew and great pilot!"
Cons: "Not enough leg space!"

Cons: "Early morning flight and the crew ran out food before they got to row 12."

Pros: "I liked that there was a price for a basic economy ticket considering I can easily fly without a carry on or checked bag. This is a great deal and worth the savings for me as a flyer."
Cons: "The process for vetting those individuals with basic economy tickets is slow, inefficient and seems to make the United employees irritated and less willing to help their guests. While I do not want to see the price go back up, I do think United needs to figure out a way to handle the check-in process for those with basic economy tickets without forcing them to stand in a line with those checking bags. it slows down the check in process for everyone, including those at normal priced fares."

Cons: "No one told us at the gate I was told to go to included on my ticket that it had been changed. I almost missed my flight if I had not asked an assistant at another gate. Then when I got to the correct gate I asked that assistant why there was no announcement of the change. He proceeded to tell me I didn't need to yell at him. That was unprofessional, disrepectful, and bottom line rudeness."

Cons: "Late departing, crew not friendly, having take tiny plane to my destination...man next to me smalled sooo bad I had to turn my face into window to not get sick.not airline fault of course. Landed in Denver at one gate toward end of concourse and second plane s gate not listed anywhere. No board or person knew where. Found it was to be entire other end..pilot mumbled when talking not able understand his fast mumble."

Pros: "Not much. We were late so United gave us free TV access during the flight."
Cons: "The flight was late and let space was very little. We only had one drink and one cookie for a 5+ hour flight."

Pros: "Everyone was pleasant, flights were on time, no baggage lost, very little turbulence."

Cons: "Flight is delayed wonder why I paid for my luggage and my two small suit case not even 25 kilos each , thought limit is 50?"

Pros: "Good leg room"
Cons: "The first class experience was very sub par we did not feel we got our money's worth"

Cons: "Very negative about this company they did two times cancelation, at first was problem with lights in plane and we stay over an hour, then they say that the airplain has mechanical problems and we waited about one more hour, then they returned us to airport and we waited one more hour, finally after 3 hours they start to board us but service was horrible so rod boarding people. So I hade meeting with singing contract in the morning, I was late contract cancelled and I lose my money..... The company did not any compensation. I'm so Negative, negative, about this company, not recommended will never have again"

Cons: "Flight delayed by shear winds Tight connection made getting food not workable"

Pros: "Late boarding, ZERO ENTERTAINMENT when you can pay the same price for American that provides television, old uncomfortable seating."
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "The flight attendants were nice and attentive"

Pros: "Nice staff clean planes"
Cons: "Seats too small no in flight entertainment in first class."

Cons: "My flight was originally at 10:25am and got moved due to fog to 11:00am which is understandable. But the plane gets in and the captain comes off and says he's clocked off. And that the next captain wouldn't be getting in till 2:40. I would think they would've had enough time to line up another captain knowing the fog was causing delays. It made me miss my flight to Houston. I just really think this all could've been avoided"

Pros: "They put me and my son in the very last row of the airplane. I realize this is probably the only way I could afford to fly so I will put up with it, but it isn't very comfortable for 73 year old woman."

Cons: "We were delayed"

Pros: "I was nursing a cold and the staff was offering me drinks and blanket."
Cons: "Departure was delayed by an hour."

Pros: "The crew was very nice as we got on."
Cons: "As usually United over booked and even though I brought my ticket in advance I some how did not have a seat assigned to me when I checked in. Most of the plane had boarded before I had a ticket in my hand. The agent was rude as she could be because I didn't understand how that's possible for me not to have a seat. I think that it's absolutely ridiculous that it's even possible to over sale a plane since there's obviously only a certain number of seats. I think it's ridiculous that people have to offer up their seat and take another flight, I chose a flight time because that's when I wanted to leave and get to where I was going for a reason. No other industry is allowed to treat their customers this way so why does the airline industry do it? Also there's no tv or movies for us to watch while in a 4 hour flight."

Cons: "I didn't like hearing the overhead storage will soon cost."

Pros: "The size of a first class seat"
Cons: "Entertainment system did not function properly. Seat cushions were worn out. The customer service representative was not able to complete my check in for the international segment."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Have to pay for movies/ shows"

Pros: "Ease of boarding"
Cons: "2 hour delay and missing my connection"

Cons: "One member of the crew was rude, advise if you dislike your job quit and find another!"

Pros: "Ran on time."
Cons: "Sitting next to a larger gentleman which boxed out my own personal space. Having to stow my suitbag in an overhead bin several rows behind me."

Cons: "The fact I had to buy a tv package when on my previous"

Cons: "Scheduled for 7:20pm, but delayed until 8:20pm. Very disorganized way of handling carry on baggage. Not worth the $208 I paid for this one way flight."

Cons: "They did no seat anyone in the safety exit row because they were charging $69 to do so. This is a great hazard in case of an emergency there would be no one to open the aircraft exit door and allow people to exit. Rather, it would cause a stir and a bottleneck of people rushing in an attempt to open a door that is far away. Very disappointed."

Pros: "On time, great service"
Cons: "Plane was full. Legroom poor, as I am 6'2". But I was give an isle seat as requested , so able to stretch a little."

Pros: "Our flight attendant Lei was absolutely fantastic on this flight. After having to run nearly a mile through the Denver airport to catch the connection to Helena after a delay in DSM, I was very warmly greeted by Lei. She regularly checked to see how I was doing through the flight and made sure I was well hydrated. She was a highlight of the entire trip!"

Pros: "The plane was new"
Cons: "Won't let you check in in advance so they can give you a terrible seat for a 12 hour flight. They won't even let you check in from the point of departure if it's with one of their partners. They also will do everything in their power to not give award miles to pattern airline clubs. It doesn't matter if you give them your United number and even register your United number with the flight for United. They will apply it to the Lufthansa Club and pretend it was just in the state and never actually give you the miles no matter how many times you try. This is not from one experience with Lufthansa / Austrian. I've had this experience many times with every flight I take with these terrible Airlines. I would never fly lifthansa unless it's at least $200 cheaper than any of their competitors."

Pros: "Routine"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I was glad to see that the security check line was moving quickly. Sacramento is usually my go to airport when in northern California because it's so much easier to get to where you need to in a timely fashion too."

Pros: "First class was nice but I paid for 1st class for the whole flight and only got it on the first leg. They should have told me that when they took my money."
Cons: "2nd leg was terrible it was over an hour and a half late because they had to replace a toilet seat! I paid for an upgrade for first class and they over booked it so I didn't get it and haven't received my money back. Terrible customer service."

Pros: "that they warned me the plane was extra small and checked my carry-on at the gate for free."
Cons: "that they didn't really advertise how small of a plane I would be flying. I guess you're supposed to research every plane before purchasing tickets now."

Pros: "Easy going"
Cons: "Paying for food and entertainment, should be included in the ticket."

Pros: "Nothing at all Delta is very reliable the people that work for Delta are very nice the people that work for United have a lot to learn they need training learn how to talk to passengers I was called a third-grader just because I didn't know where my seat was very irritating"
Cons: "Nothing whatsoever I would never fly United ever again not when there's Delta Delta is very friendly United is not friendly at all the people are very rude it seems like they don't want to mess with nobody this is a very big mess"

Pros: "Flight quick, everything went smooth. Staff was helpful and friendly."
Cons: "No negative comments."

Pros: "The flight was delayed then delayed then delayed. A 2:30pm flight that flies 25 minutes to SFO to hit a connector leaves 10 hours late. Awful."

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