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Top airlines flying San Diego to Bakersfield Meadows Field

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.2
American Airlines
Overall score based on 45,153 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Don’t get the egg salad breakfast sandwich. It’s got more turkey and cheese than egg salad."

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."

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Free BBQ DINNER"

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: "Seat pitch was too tight, especially when the person in front of me pushed their seat back."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crews service"

Cons: "I find seats a bit narrow"

Cons: "delayed/not on time"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed, bumpy and staff didn’t look for headphones"

Cons: "3 boarding doors less than 50 feet apart with departures leaving within 15 min of each other created a difficult to penetrate gaggle."

Pros: "Everyone had to relocate to 3 different gates which was a bit annoying. Because I was tired i was not as patient as I normally am but was finally glad that we boarded and was on my way back home."

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."

Pros: "Courteous staff! Very accommodating."
Cons: "The company did great, no complaints."

Pros: "The way the pilot and crew handled the "injured" passenger."
Cons: "Fizzy bubbles felt on my arm and hair as flight attendant passing out drinks. She was filling them too full."

Cons: "Racist gate agent made me check my baggage even though it fit."

Pros: "Staff at SAN was good helpful. Check in was seemless."
Cons: "Wishing that they would serve something to drink — even if I would have to pay for it. Flight attendant gave me wrong directions and I left for another terminal while my carry on luggage (which had to be checked) was still at the gate. I had to wait until it arrived at baggage claim."

Pros: "The friendly and attentive flight staff."

Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Not accessible. The tv wasn’t captioned"

Pros: "The entertainment system is awesome made the flight go by so fast seats were comfortable"
Cons: "While using the entertainment system the airplane announcement system was way too loud I believe you are going to have lawsuits eventually for loss of hearing everybody around me was jerking to take the earphones out of their ears because the announcement system was way too loud across the entertainment system"

Pros: "Service in coach was nice and attentive."

Cons: "Poor customer service"

Pros: "Priority boarding."
Cons: "Connection from SAN to PHX seemed cheaply made."

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "No food or beverage service"

Pros: "Flt time!"
Cons: "Boarding announcer was rude"

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."

Pros: "Excellent service! Nice, smooth flight. Recommended!"

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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants, filthy plane"

Cons: "No choice in food. Flt attended said he would try to find a sandwich or snack left over from coach but he never offered anything."

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"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I am very grateful for the pilots who quickly turned around and immediately flew for us. Even though they weren't the ones scheduled to pilot my plane, they did and had a good additive about it."
Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence in the flight that had no warning at all. I was walking in an aisle when it started and almost fell and would've appreciated more advanced notice. It was a bummer that the flight was delayed, but that happens and I understand it."

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Flight was late eariving at gate in Dallas and missed connection to Nashville. However, was put on a flight that left just 2 hours later"

Pros: "Good."

Pros: "The flight from San Diego to Chicago went well. We left on time and arrived a little earlier than expected. I was worried about the weather delaying our flight once we go to Chicago but we encounter different problems. as I will explain next."

Pros: "Seats are the most uncomfortable seats ever"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The customer service and the lack of assistance from the airline ground staff was horrible ."

Cons: "Baggage charge. I always try and fly with southwest if possible no baggage fee and they have an overall better vibe for the flyers"

Pros: "Seats reclined, beverage service."
Cons: "Wish movie would have been a better movie, not animated."

Pros: "On my return I had my own seat! Not nearly as cramped. Had soda and pretzels. The air magazine was latest issue! The attended was nice."
Cons: "The seats needed to be shampood."

Cons: "Fat ads sitting next to me should have purchased 2 seats"

Pros: "Kayak did not refund or have an option to exchange my ticket for a later time in the year."
Cons: "My tickets were 415.00 and I wanted to change the dates and couldn't since I bought from a third party I had to pay an extra 400."

Pros: "Seating choice options could be improved."

Cons: "better planes, ice cold inside pkane"

Cons: "Boarding process slow and confusing. No intervention by staff No snacks served. Waiting on bags for last 45 min"

Cons: "I took three flights from San Diego to San Francisco, San Francisco to Chicago, Chicago to Montreal. San Diego departure was almost an hour late. The Chicago departure was half an hour late because the pilot wasn’t checked in yet. It is very frustrating when I run through Chicago airport from B to E"

Pros: "Wonderful timely departure and landing"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth and took an average amount of time. We arrived exactly on time. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Plane was clean.. overall very pleasant !"

Pros: "Check-in process was smooth"

Cons: "Naplaćene su mi torbe u San Diego po 58$ iako je to bilo uračunato u cenu pri kupovini karata !!! Za torbu od22kg(48),i torbu od15kg 116$! Nije korektno!!!! Brukaaa!!!Sramota!!Nikad više sa tom compani!! Never again!!!! Never!!!!"

Pros: "???"
Cons: "The counter person was inexperienced."

Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Everything was perfect."

Pros: "What wasn't there to like it was truly amazing. I had a great time."

Pros: "Easy on ! Organized"

Cons: "Didn't happen"

Cons: "Made me take off sweater out of my bag cause my bag was 0.5 lbs over weight."

Pros: "Your reminders!"

Pros: "It got me where I needed to go."
Cons: "It was cold, seat was uncomfortable and vent wouldn't close."

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "the rest"

Pros: "Got in early, but unfortunately no gate to unload passengers for almost 20 mins"
Cons: "Stewardess told me I had to use overhead bin for my personal item. Personal item met requirements with ease. Did not listen to this woman's command."

Pros: "Staff"

Pros: "Everything was quick and convenient! No hassles! Smooth sailing"

Pros: "Every thing the best company ever"
Cons: "Just make the price $10 more dollars per ticket and give free wifi. Thanks"

Pros: "Despite delays, united employees went out of their way to make sure I made my connection and got to my destination on time."
Cons: "Many delays in and out if lax due to construction. All four of my flights were delayed. The initial and the connection, both coming and going"

Pros: "Fflight was smooth"
Cons: "Missed connection due to delay rebooking took me out of way from LA to Denver and the to Seattle. Arrived 8 hrs after expected/anticipated arrival."

Pros: "Friendly staff, and an informative pilot."

Pros: "The wide seats"
Cons: "Big space"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They gave away my seat to a standby before the the time they said. I rebooked with southwest"

Pros: "The United Club Lounge is the best."

Pros: "Bad day, splurged after other flt cancelled and separated from family, attentive staff, nice ride"
Cons: "Clunky electronic access"

Pros: "Need to offer a better snack Bathroom was messy and smelly Overall I do like United"

Pros: "Everything was smooth. No delays and no mean customers or workers"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "the whole experience was horrible."

Pros: "Nice and easy"
Cons: "N a"

Pros: "The service was great."

Cons: "Needed more that a 6oz cup of water, no free movies/TV."

Cons: "Seats, lines, late"

Pros: "Strooperwaffles....yum!"
Cons: "The seats are so tiny!"

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Late, waited for a plane while numerous flights to Ontario and Sacramento came and went. Unacceptable."

Cons: "On a redeye, comfort is imperative. The seats only reclined 10 degrees, if that, and the seat pockets were a thin mesh strip 10" across, rendering them completely useless."

Cons: "The video and sound on the planes needs some updating or some technical work."

Cons: "Waited too long to land"

Pros: "I was content"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me"

Cons: "The seats were cramped. Many people carried on extra bags as the price per bag checked was $25.00 a bag -- so there was a lot of bags carried on and delayed the process."

Cons: "I had a problem when I got to the security zone, my name on the boarding pass was not complete, in Mexico we use the last name and a 2nd last name and my boarding pass just printed my last name, I had to be separated from the line until everything was clarified, please make sure that boarding pass includes customer's7 full name to avoid inconviniences, thanks ! Everything else was pretty good ;) !"

Cons: "waiting for wheelchairs."

Pros: "I like the complementary soda. The boarding groups system is smart."
Cons: "I don't care for the wifi options. Loud children."

Pros: "Soda"
Cons: "The fact that they lost my luggage for the second time."

Pros: "Smooth and plenty of juice and soda."
Cons: "I've never really felt cramped on a plane before this trip but maybe I'm fatter?"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything was awfuli it was a terrible experience.Nobody could tell me what was going on. I was to arrive in Seattle at around 6.15 pm "but " I did not arrive till 10.30 pm. I got home at 1.45 am wed morning"

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