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An average nonstop flight takes 2h 50m, covering a distance of 310 miles.
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In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($322), United ($399) and American Airlines ($526).
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Airports
Origin
Sacramento
$322
only
$322
Destination
Santa Barbara
$322
only
$322
Wed, Mar 14
SMF
SBA
19h 28m
Sat, Mar 17
SBA
SMF
8h 34m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
SEA
Okay 4.3

Every single member of personnel i met from the gate agents to the flight attendants were rude and abrupt. Certainly did not understand guest service. My first time flying Alaska and I guess it was a case of “you get what you pay for”

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

STL
SEA
Okay 4.0

We had to go back to the gate after we started the taxi to take off because some idiot had remembered he left a lithium battery in his checked luggage... The service cart kept hitting me and the attendant didn’t even say sorry or excuse me... aisles are too narrow... seats are too small. The guy next to me wouldn’t put the arm rest down because he felt to cramped, so he was hitting me with his elbow all evening... I’m just not happy, but glad to be home.

Fri, Apr 20
SMF
SBA
2h 57m
Sun, Apr 22
SBA
SMF
3h 34m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

DEN
LAX
Okay 5.0

Great crew and process

For the fare, the leg room is not enough for average 6'0 person to be comfortable for longer than an hour.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

FSD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Friendly crew.

Stuck in Denver because our flight was delayed so we missed our connection to Houston. Couldn’t get a hotel voucher because they are claiming a weather delay (which there was none).

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

Fri, Jun 15
SMF
SBA
17h 49m
Sat, Jun 16
SBA
SMF
21h 11m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
PHL
YYZ
Good 6.0

On time

Small seats

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

Sun, Apr 22
SMF
SBA
5h 32m
Tue, Apr 24
SBA
SMF
6h 35m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
HNL
SEA
Good 7.5

Love the fact Alaskan has a few more inches of leg room. The plane was actually at a good temperature rather than the normal freezing!

Boarding and disembarking is SO slow at pretty much all airlines. It would be great if SOMEONE would come up with a better plan.

STL
SEA
Excellent 8.0

On time

Late at night

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

STL
SEA
Okay 4.0

We had to go back to the gate after we started the taxi to take off because some idiot had remembered he left a lithium battery in his checked luggage... The service cart kept hitting me and the attendant didn’t even say sorry or excuse me... aisles are too narrow... seats are too small. The guy next to me wouldn’t put the arm rest down because he felt to cramped, so he was hitting me with his elbow all evening... I’m just not happy, but glad to be home.

SEA
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Beautiful scenery that included seeing Mt. Adams, Mount Hood and flying right by Mt Rainier.

Crammed in like sardines! Had to wait for other planes to leave so we could park the plane.

Mon, Mar 19
SMF
SBA
23h 40m
Wed, Mar 21
SBA
SMF
6h 36m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

STL
SEA
Okay 4.0

We had to go back to the gate after we started the taxi to take off because some idiot had remembered he left a lithium battery in his checked luggage... The service cart kept hitting me and the attendant didn’t even say sorry or excuse me... aisles are too narrow... seats are too small. The guy next to me wouldn’t put the arm rest down because he felt to cramped, so he was hitting me with his elbow all evening... I’m just not happy, but glad to be home.

LAX
SEA
Okay 4.3

Every single member of personnel i met from the gate agents to the flight attendants were rude and abrupt. Certainly did not understand guest service. My first time flying Alaska and I guess it was a case of “you get what you pay for”

HNL
SEA
Good 7.5

Love the fact Alaskan has a few more inches of leg room. The plane was actually at a good temperature rather than the normal freezing!

Boarding and disembarking is SO slow at pretty much all airlines. It would be great if SOMEONE would come up with a better plan.

SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

Thu, Apr 26
SMF
SBA
3h 10m
Sun, Apr 29
SBA
SMF
4h 11m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

Wed, May 2
SMF
SBA
6h 25m
Sun, May 6
SBA
SMF
6h 24m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

Wed, May 2
SMF
SBA
7h 30m
Tue, May 8
SBA
SMF
6h 32m
Trip: 7 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
SLC
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

STL
SEA
Excellent 8.0

On time

Late at night

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

HNL
SEA
Good 7.5

Love the fact Alaskan has a few more inches of leg room. The plane was actually at a good temperature rather than the normal freezing!

Boarding and disembarking is SO slow at pretty much all airlines. It would be great if SOMEONE would come up with a better plan.

PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and helpful. Let my son sit in the pilots seat!!

Thu, May 3
SMF
SBA
6h 23m
Sun, May 6
SBA
SMF
3h 16m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

IAH
HNL
Excellent 9.3

The flight crew was very welcoming and positive. They were attentive and ensures that every one had headsets, blanckets etc for the 8.5 hour flight.

Lacking food healthy food options. No salads or light bites available. The warm food that they did have was terrible and very salty. I wish their in-flight entertainment was not on our own devices because updates to the app are required which you wouldnt know unless you were on the plane and connected to their wifi.

IAD
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Best flight I have ever experienced!

Nothing

DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

Fri, May 4
SMF
SBA
6h 25m
Tue, May 8
SBA
SMF
6h 24m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAH
HNL
Excellent 9.3

The flight crew was very welcoming and positive. They were attentive and ensures that every one had headsets, blanckets etc for the 8.5 hour flight.

Lacking food healthy food options. No salads or light bites available. The warm food that they did have was terrible and very salty. I wish their in-flight entertainment was not on our own devices because updates to the app are required which you wouldnt know unless you were on the plane and connected to their wifi.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

Tue, Apr 10
SMF
SBA
21h 25m
Thu, Apr 12
SBA
SMF
6h 35m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16911 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
STL
SEA
Excellent 8.0

On time

Late at night

SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and helpful. Let my son sit in the pilots seat!!

LAX
SEA
Okay 4.3

Every single member of personnel i met from the gate agents to the flight attendants were rude and abrupt. Certainly did not understand guest service. My first time flying Alaska and I guess it was a case of “you get what you pay for”

SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

Fri, May 18
SMF
SBA
5h 37m
Sun, May 20
SBA
SMF
3h 34m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SJO
IAH
Mediocre 3.3

The check-in staff were very friendly and helpful.

I already knew I was going to pay $200 to ship my boards back home (I wonder if golf clubs which are roughly the same size cost as much,) but when pre-purchasing through the app for an "oversized" bag you have to put a "one" in the checked bag and a "one" in the oversized bag even though they're the same bag, but then they charge you for two, and when you tell the check-in person that you only have one bag of course they can't issue a refund. No, they tell you that you get to call customer service when you return home.

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

Thu, Aug 9
SMF
SBA
3h 21m
Sun, Aug 12
SBA
SMF
4h 22m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

Fri, May 25
SMF
SBA
3h 10m
Mon, May 28
SBA
SMF
4h 44m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

SJO
IAH
Mediocre 3.3

The check-in staff were very friendly and helpful.

I already knew I was going to pay $200 to ship my boards back home (I wonder if golf clubs which are roughly the same size cost as much,) but when pre-purchasing through the app for an "oversized" bag you have to put a "one" in the checked bag and a "one" in the oversized bag even though they're the same bag, but then they charge you for two, and when you tell the check-in person that you only have one bag of course they can't issue a refund. No, they tell you that you get to call customer service when you return home.

DEN
LAX
Okay 5.0

Great crew and process

For the fare, the leg room is not enough for average 6'0 person to be comfortable for longer than an hour.

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

Thu, Jun 14
SMF
SBA
6h 08m
Mon, Jun 18
SBA
SMF
5h 53m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

IAH
HNL
Excellent 9.3

The flight crew was very welcoming and positive. They were attentive and ensures that every one had headsets, blanckets etc for the 8.5 hour flight.

Lacking food healthy food options. No salads or light bites available. The warm food that they did have was terrible and very salty. I wish their in-flight entertainment was not on our own devices because updates to the app are required which you wouldnt know unless you were on the plane and connected to their wifi.

SJO
IAH
Mediocre 3.3

The check-in staff were very friendly and helpful.

I already knew I was going to pay $200 to ship my boards back home (I wonder if golf clubs which are roughly the same size cost as much,) but when pre-purchasing through the app for an "oversized" bag you have to put a "one" in the checked bag and a "one" in the oversized bag even though they're the same bag, but then they charge you for two, and when you tell the check-in person that you only have one bag of course they can't issue a refund. No, they tell you that you get to call customer service when you return home.

Sat, Jun 16
SMF
SBA
3h 25m
Mon, Jun 18
SBA
SMF
3h 09m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

FSD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Friendly crew.

Stuck in Denver because our flight was delayed so we missed our connection to Houston. Couldn’t get a hotel voucher because they are claiming a weather delay (which there was none).

IAD
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Best flight I have ever experienced!

Nothing

DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

Fri, Mar 23
SMF
SBA
4h 03m
Mon, Apr 2
SBA
SMF
3h 40m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
FSD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Friendly crew.

Stuck in Denver because our flight was delayed so we missed our connection to Houston. Couldn’t get a hotel voucher because they are claiming a weather delay (which there was none).

DEN
LAX
Okay 5.0

Great crew and process

For the fare, the leg room is not enough for average 6'0 person to be comfortable for longer than an hour.

IAD
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Best flight I have ever experienced!

Nothing

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

SJO
IAH
Mediocre 3.3

The check-in staff were very friendly and helpful.

I already knew I was going to pay $200 to ship my boards back home (I wonder if golf clubs which are roughly the same size cost as much,) but when pre-purchasing through the app for an "oversized" bag you have to put a "one" in the checked bag and a "one" in the oversized bag even though they're the same bag, but then they charge you for two, and when you tell the check-in person that you only have one bag of course they can't issue a refund. No, they tell you that you get to call customer service when you return home.

Sat, Mar 24
SMF
SBA
2h 50m
Sun, Mar 25
SBA
SMF
4h 49m
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

IAD
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Best flight I have ever experienced!

Nothing

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

Fri, Mar 30
SMF
SBA
3h 15m
Mon, Apr 2
SBA
SMF
3h 40m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
FSD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Friendly crew.

Stuck in Denver because our flight was delayed so we missed our connection to Houston. Couldn’t get a hotel voucher because they are claiming a weather delay (which there was none).

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

IAH
HNL
Excellent 9.3

The flight crew was very welcoming and positive. They were attentive and ensures that every one had headsets, blanckets etc for the 8.5 hour flight.

Lacking food healthy food options. No salads or light bites available. The warm food that they did have was terrible and very salty. I wish their in-flight entertainment was not on our own devices because updates to the app are required which you wouldnt know unless you were on the plane and connected to their wifi.

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

Fri, Jun 15
SMF
SBA
3h 00m
Mon, Jun 18
SBA
SMF
4h 22m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

IAH
HNL
Excellent 9.3

The flight crew was very welcoming and positive. They were attentive and ensures that every one had headsets, blanckets etc for the 8.5 hour flight.

Lacking food healthy food options. No salads or light bites available. The warm food that they did have was terrible and very salty. I wish their in-flight entertainment was not on our own devices because updates to the app are required which you wouldnt know unless you were on the plane and connected to their wifi.

DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

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Flights Depart from Sacramento Intl
Flight Price $322
Distance 310 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, United, American Airlines
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