Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Diego to Austin
|February||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 15% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 15% increase in price.|
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|$202||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Alaska Airlines and Southwest have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from San Diego to Austin. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from San Diego to Austin.
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With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
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Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
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Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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There are currently 1,105 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in US and 0 deaths as of Mar 2 2021
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An average nonstop flight takes 5h 48m, covering a distance of 1162 miles.
There are 68 (nonstop) flights between San Diego and Austin per week, averaging 9 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($48) and Frontier ($50), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($96) and Spirit Airlines ($98).
Alaska Airlines (8 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From San Diego to Austin, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Austin back to San Diego , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of San Diego you will be using San Diego, often referred to as San Diego Airport. You will be landing at Austin Bergstrom, also known as Austin Airport.
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KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Austin from San Diego is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Austin with an airline and back to San Diego with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Austin from San Diego up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "We landed almost 2 hours late and we missed a very important reservation. I am very disappointed."
Cons: "The plane was VERY hot - uncomfortably so."
Pros: "Every thing except food"
Cons: "A couple more vegetarian choices would have been better!"
Pros: "All smooth."
Cons: "All okay"
Pros: "Very well looked after, couldn’t ask for more."
Cons: "Nothing, perfection."
Pros: "more leg room in economy than other airlines, nice crew, seats were pretty comfortable"
Cons: "my flight over on Alaska was on a newer airplane so we all had screens - the way over we did not so I was expecting it on the way back"
Pros: "Clean plane, easy boarding"
Cons: "TSA just had an issue which delayed all passengers by an hour but Alaska couldn’t avoid the issue so not their fault"
Cons: "It was perfect"
Pros: "Nobody was seating next to me."
Cons: "Wake me up for snacks"
Pros: "People were friendly and super helpful."
Cons: "Better snacks"
Pros: "Efficientand smooth."
Pros: "I actually loved the fruit and cheese platter"
Pros: "No problems noted."
Cons: "It was a crowded flight, with a lot of yappy people."
Pros: "It was all good."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Just about everything"
Pros: "Got there safely and on time. The staff was very friendly, one stewardess interacted with everyone individually, thanking them for choosing Alaska Airlines."
Cons: "I'm tired of being crammed into small and uncomfortable seats. It seems comfort is only for people who can afford it. Headrests were non-existent. I'm not extraordinarily tall but the seat stopped just above my neck and felt like a hard, sharp surface rather than something soft and padded. And, of course, there's not enough leg room. Especially once the person in front of you leans back. I don't mean to sound petty but it felt like the airline was more worried about maximizing profits at the expense of their guest's comfort."
Cons: "It would be great if there was power outlets for notebook on board/"
Pros: "Just great"
Pros: "Smooth experience all around"
Pros: "Great airline"
Pros: "They left and landed early! The staff was pleasant and very helpful."
Cons: "Plane issues kept us on the tarmac for 2.5 hours before we took off"
Pros: "never booking with alaska airlines again"
Cons: "Couldn't find any way to input my TSA Pre-Check number so ended up standing in the long line... For that reason alone, I won't buy through Kayak again"
Pros: "Enjoyed the beer and wine."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly!"
Pros: "Wifi and outlets"
Pros: "Punctuality and kindness off employees."
Pros: "Free baggage check and upgraded to "Premium" class was an awesome surprise!"
Pros: "Alaska Airlines"
Pros: "the folks at Alaska Airlines were super helpful and outgoing. They really make your happiness a priority."
Pros: "i luv flying :)"
Cons: "The middle seat is horrible there. It's tight, don't have a tray table in front of you or a pouch. Also the charger the row is right in front of you so the other two people plug there stuff right by your feet. You pay extra for this seat which I would never do again."
Cons: "Seat backs have very little padding."
Cons: "I was not able to use my TSA Pre Check and no agent would heklp correct the mistake"
Pros: "The people working Alaska were kind and professional."
Cons: "Nuthin particular"
Cons: "They left my luggage in Portland and made me have a two HR delay to get my bag"
Pros: "boarding and disembark were good for premier as was seating comfort"
Cons: "There is no substitute for a wide body aircraft"
Pros: "Delayed BC of Pilots schedule, boarded the knowing the pilots weren't even there yet waited 30 mins for pilots with no air-conditioning til the stewards called someone to turn on air... finally checking the plane and during that found there was something wrong with waited an extra 45 mins til we finally took out ...were supposed to arrive in Newark at 5:55 pm did land til 7:15pm that messed up my pick and the schedule"
Pros: "Online check in"
Cons: "2 hours late no updates... poor"
Pros: "You are asking for a review while I am still waiting for the plane that is an hour and a half late. Hard to give a positive review."
Cons: "No closed captions --"
Cons: "YOU CHARGE TOO MUCH FOR OVERWEIGHT PACKAGE."
Cons: "Need more space"
Cons: "Departure time kept changing."
Pros: "Everything but the smiling, smile more !!"
Cons: "everyone needs to smile more. This is the job they chose, a smile goes along way!"
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "Email flat attend it was very rude to a handicapped gentleman."
Cons: "Its okay"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Free BBQ DINNER"
Cons: "They could at least announce boarding group 4..."
Cons: "Just about everything"
Cons: "Damaged one baggage, and delayed arrival of other baggage for 2 days that forced me to cancel a following trip."
Cons: "More beverages"
Cons: "Seat pitch was too tight, especially when the person in front of me pushed their seat back."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Pros: "Travel time was great"
Pros: "Free checked bag. Comfy seats back in row 27."
Cons: "The chairs can be more comfortable."
Cons: "Crews service"
Cons: "I find seats a bit narrow"
Pros: "Even the food was decent (granted, I flew in 1st,so at least there was food)."
Cons: "Power outlet cover was busted. But it worked."
Cons: "delayed/not on time"
Pros: "Good entertainment selection"
Cons: "Most was as expected."
Pros: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."
Cons: "Surprised to see they charge $50 carry on fees at the gate."
Cons: "Had a mechanical problem and took us 30 minutes to take off"
Pros: "Good Hospitality"
Cons: "Insuffecient supply of juices etc"
Pros: "easy on and easy off. ontime."
Cons: "would like more comfort in the seats and a pretty young lady sitting next to me."
Pros: "Service in coach was nice and attentive."
Cons: "Cramped seating"
Cons: "Poor customer service"
Pros: "Priority boarding."
Cons: "Connection from SAN to PHX seemed cheaply made."
Pros: "Love these Non-stop to Austin even though they are always full. Thanks for this luxury of non having to transfer in Dallas."
Cons: "The down side is that these planes are smaller so we didn't have any entertainment and therefore no place to charge digital devices. There is however, wifi to purchase."
Pros: "Everything was timely, courteous & pleasant. The aircraft was very clean."
Cons: "Seat was awkward. Staff didn't respond to 2 calls of with the button. Air seemed exceptionally dry and was oddly warm."
Pros: "Exceptional customer service"
Cons: "No food no entertainment so that's the only reason I gave 1 star to those"
Pros: "I likes that I was able to pick my seat for the same price."
Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses to transfer from AA to PAL."
Pros: "Very timely. Boarding, take off, landing - all on time"
Cons: "Their restrictions for carry on size... had to check my small suitcase because it was over their size limit. I was able to carry it on on my trip going (fits perfectly in the overhead bin) but on the way back it was too big.."
Pros: "WHAT FOOD.,,,,,,.AA DOSE NOT FEE US OR HAVE ANY ENTERTAINMENT,"
Cons: "NOTHING AA IS JUST AS BAD AS FIJI AIRWAYS"
Cons: "Walking through TSA in San Diego there is an agent picking people out and telling them there bag is too big to be carried on ( the same carry on bag I've used for years ) and making people go pay to check them. However some people are being allowed to check their bag at the gate for free. No one at the airport working for them had any good customer service skills. Wont fly with them again"
Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Pros: "New plane with leather like seats and good entertainment system."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Worst airline I have ever used. Continuously bad experiences."
Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful, the magazine was worth reading and the flight was smooth and on time."
Cons: "The seat felt like a wooden block was strapped to my back."
Pros: "Seats are the most uncomfortable seats ever"
Cons: "The customer service and the lack of assistance from the airline ground staff was horrible ."
Pros: "Seats reclined, beverage service."
Cons: "Wish movie would have been a better movie, not animated."
Cons: "Fat ads sitting next to me should have purchased 2 seats"
Cons: "No snack"
Pros: "The effort to make up the delay time"
Cons: "Seats. They used to be normal. Now they are too thin on cushion. Perhaps for up to 90 minutes of flight, but for 2 and a half hours were not enjoyable"
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Our luggage was late. 0/10 recommend."
Pros: "Easy and clear options. I DO like that the seats CANNOT be reclined."
Cons: "Not the airline's fault, but I had a weird passenger just behind me, apparently sleep and moving quite a bit, kicking my seat frequently"
Pros: "Nothing exceptional or horrible"
Cons: "Really delayed, supposed to leave at 8, didn't leave until after 11"
Pros: "Practicality, assigned seats, non-reclining seats, clear "extras" policies and prices"
Cons: "Website requires non-cacheable login frequently"
Pros: "They did a great job and baggage is free for active-duty military"
Cons: "They did a great job and baggage is free for active-duty military. Bathrooms were clean and staff was professional."
Pros: "Everyone was very nice and funny. Definitely going to use Frontier even if they cost more. The pilot gave us a smooth comfortable ride. The staff all around were absolutely professionals and kind to boot."
Cons: "The fact you wont accept gift debit cards or money. I kept my credit cards home for safety reasons. I could not buy anything. The isle was hard to walk down It was very small."
Cons: "No consideration for customers"
Cons: "Excessive delay (more than 30 min) in baggage claim at Austin"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence...snacks were over priced but that's to be expected"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Maintenance delays, nobody from Frontier knew anything. Just a very poor experience."
Pros: "The crew was nice- that's it"
Cons: "Everything - not comfy- it wasn't the frontier that I used to enjoy- horrible seats, horrible food and drinks you pay for everything... it was definitely a cheapened out airline. I understand low fares now and why y'all are priced the way you are! This airline is same as spirit not comfortable at all. I will pay a little bit more next time for quality. Also horrible landing."
Cons: "I arrived 20 mins before departure and from front desk agents would not issue a boarding pass because they said they were already boarding and I wouldn't make it to the gate. Their only solution given to me was to fly to Denver the next day for a layover and fly out to my final destination the next day after that. I was encouraged to find another airline too."
Cons: "Reasonable fare"
Cons: "Kept us on board with little to no communication for an hour and a half after landing"
Cons: "Gum all over the carpet. Nicole and dimed at every opportunity. Uncomfortable seats that don't recline one bit. Only one of the 3 bathrooms was operational by the end of the flight."
Pros: "Crew was great. Attentive and kind."
Cons: "Dirty. Just dirty. Gross bandaid underneath seat in front of me which got stuck to my purse when I pulled it out. Also got stuck on tarmac for 45 minutes with absolutely no information as to why or when we'd be able to get off the plane."
Cons: "The credit card sales pitch. Too long and loud. People were trying to sleep and were rudely woken up and subjected to that !"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats and small storage area under them. Not enough leg room"
Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "No complementary drinks such as soda or snacks such as peanuts or pretzels"
Pros: "Overall service"
Pros: "Overall great experience. Everyone was very nice"
Cons: "I'm very disappointed that you have to pay for a carry-on bag AND the fact that it wasn't mentioned when I was buying my ticket. I had bought my ticket before the carry-on fee went into effect so I wish I would have received an email about the change or my fee should have been waived since it didn't exist when I bought my ticket. I was disappointed when I was checking in and found out I had to pay for my carry-on bag"
Pros: "Boarding was fasr"
Cons: "Unfriendly staff, will never fly with frontier again"
Cons: "Boarded late again with no communication from any frontier reps"
Cons: "$35 to bring one bag"
Cons: "Delays for hours (5) and missed connections. On top of that, they couldn't get me to me San Diego destination. The best they could do was L.A....three hours away ! The offered no voucher and I would have to pay for my own hotel for the extra night stuck in Denver."
Pros: "I liked everything. Thank you!"
Pros: "2 hr and 45 minute delay and you charge for drinks? Never again."
Pros: "These were not good flights."
Cons: "They delayed our flights 3x then cancelled them. Then they couldn't rebook us for 4 days put. They made no offer to reroute, or work with another airline or offer hotel vouchers. HORRIBLE TREATMENT."
Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac for a gate"
Cons: "took 5 flights on a XC trip in two weeks. 4 of the 5 flights were late/delayed."
Cons: "Lost my baggage and had to spend two days boarder line harassing them with phone calls about where it was. Their company had poor coordination especially at the Austin airport about baggage location and recovery. I will never use frontier again, I'll spend the extra $150 for more reputable and respectable airline."
Cons: "Service was poor and comfort was awful"
Pros: "Pilot did good job navigating thru turbulence."
Cons: "Did not serve beverage."
Pros: "It's cheap."
Cons: "I feel like a piece of meat flying high in the sky, trying not to die."
Cons: "Lack of entertainment options"
Cons: "Kayak should not include pricing from this airline in its comparisons with other carriers. With all the required added fees, it's very misleading"
Cons: "No coment"
Pros: "You have to pay $45 for carry-on luggage - this was not made clear anywhere in the purchase process."
Pros: "The check in guy ,I think his name is Lee (?) Great guy.Give him a raise"
Pros: "Didn't like having to pay for checked luggage."
Pros: "I was upgraded for free!"
Cons: "The payment necessary for baggage."
Cons: "Frontier charges $45 for a second carry on which is a joke. I will not fly them again if there are any other options available."
Pros: "People are accomodating and approachable."
Cons: "too much turbulence."
Cons: "Same as above !"
Cons: "Long lines to check in. Only three people working the counter. No communication with passengers waiting to check-in. Very poor communication with people waiting in line. Did not like the fact that I had to pay to select a seat."
Pros: "Wasn't the best, but was good for what I paid for."
Cons: "Seemed like everything. Was a la carte. I would fly again, just wouldn't be my top pick."
Cons: "Allowed to have a carry-on from San Diego charged for it in Las Vegas"
Pros: "Easy boarding process"
Cons: "No leg room"
Pros: "I had a small bag with me & they charged $57 just to Carry it with me on the plane ,i was very surprised .each way"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "The descent was rocky. The fees are tough to swallow"
Cons: "Very dirty!! Used coffee creamers in seat pocket, crumbs all over seat... disappointed."
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "When checkkng in i was surprised by all of the upcharges. Felt like it was a bait and switch."
Pros: "Very smooth and relaxing"
Cons: "I had to wait 45 minutes to receive my luggage in baggage claim....do not know what happened but not acceptable."
Cons: "Very bad service another company's it's butter"
Pros: "It is cheap"
Cons: "Cramped seating."
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "The last at the check in counter was amzing and super friendly."
Pros: "seemly low fair"
Cons: "hidden charges make a trip much more expansive than other airlines, so you end up paying a much higher price for much poorer service."
Cons: "Worst seat I've had! Very rude attendants, after charging me and my colleague 130 Dollars for our backpacks(!?), I was trying to make a joke with the attendant and asked her if it at least comes with a smile. She told me no ( very seriously) and that that's an extra charge. Then she started telling me about that she is there from 3 am ... does costumes really need to get this kind of attitude?"
Cons: "Chairs did not lean back."
Pros: "Great trip!"
Cons: "Confusing airport."
Pros: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "How it seems like the person calling the shots at spirit airlines has their head up something or needs help pulling their head out of something....."
Cons: "Worst day ever!!!"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Pros: "That there were no delays"
Pros: "TSA did not accept Spirit's boarding pass on the smart phone. I had to go back to a ticketing terminal to print a boarding pass, get back in the long line, and clear security."
Cons: "Support electronic boarding pass like all other airlines."
Pros: "excellent staff. Boarding was good."
Cons: "delay each way. 2 hr delay on departure deom Vegas and a 1 hr delay from San Diego."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable ride. We a t-shirt hard ,zero leg room"
Cons: "death do not recline"
Cons: "Too loud"
Pros: "Great value overall, and great service."
Pros: "The cheapness of the tickets was very cheap"
Cons: "Not über comfortable, but worth the price!"
Cons: "I was charged $82 for checkin luggage. If I knew that I would have flown United, American or Southwest. Had a middle seat, no entertainment and one beverage service."
Pros: "Friendly staff, let me get on the plane even though I was running very late."
Cons: "Luggage fee scams. Paying each way for baggage."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient"
Cons: "To many delays"
Cons: "The whole system shut down waited for 3hrs no one told us what was going on Super annoying"
Cons: "So late!"
Pros: "We arrived alive"
Cons: "Almost everything"
Pros: "The T-Bone steak was done perfectly...5555555"
Cons: "It was the worst bus ride ever!"
Cons: "Late and delayed constantly"
Cons: "carry- on fee of $55. Luggage took too long, about 30 minutes wait after we got to the carousal"
Pros: "55.00 charge for each lugage. Know yu will have no customer from my stand point."
Cons: "Spirit have lost me as costomer foe ever regardles if offers me a free rate."
Pros: "The plane is pretty."
Cons: "Plane left 40 min late. Will not fly spirit again."
Cons: "Seat 3e. I am 6'4 and it was impossible to get comfortable. Knees Jammed into the seat with no wiggle room left and right. Plus tray tables came out of the armrests which makes it even more inconvenient"
Cons: "Hidden and unexpected fees"
Pros: "If another plane is broken down in our spot figure out an alternate plan before we land so we can deplane in an appropriate timeframe. Think and plan ahead."
Cons: "If u have not guessed yet... The above answer is for what I did not like."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines was no help and didn't offer any alternatives for us at all."
Pros: "Cheap rate if you understand how they charge."
Cons: "not comfortable at all, cramped seating, didn't recline. Everything you got charged for, a seat, carry on, etc"
Pros: "Friendly staff and clean plane."
Cons: "Zero entertainment options."
Pros: "I think it was a overall good experience at a very fair price I would do it again and I have plans on."
Cons: "Nothing that would really make me not usually again."
Cons: "Airfare was definitely cheap, but cost of luggage, check-in and carry-on bags were way too high. It's like a scam."
Airlines flying from San Diego to Austin have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Diego to Austin
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Diego to Austin
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Diego to Austin
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Diego to Austin
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from San Diego to Austin