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The cheapest ticket to California from San Diego found in the last 72 hours was $44 one-way, and $88 round-trip. The most popular route is from San Diego to San Francisco, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $50.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Flight was 2 hours delayed when other airlines were not experiencing delays"
Pros: "Amazing crew. Everyone from Bag check in thru baggage claim were courteous and attentive."
Cons: "The plane was VERY hot - uncomfortably so."
Pros: "Lots of leg room"
Cons: "on-time departure"
Cons: "Is the plane was on time"
Cons: "Seats and the seating arrangements were poor. Seats were assigned at different places even if you are part of the same family/ticket. The aircraft do not have 3-4-3 seat arrangements. So it would be difficult for families with 2 kids."
Pros: "The crew was friendly :)"
Cons: "Not to the fault of our flight/crew, but our flight was delayed by about an hour due to another plane that needed mechanical attention and blocked the unloading/loading area."
Pros: "The seats"
Cons: "Nothing it’s was great"
Pros: "Crew and actual flight were good."
Cons: "When booking the flight, the only seats that showed as available were premium seats that I had to pay $150 extra for each way. Upon boarding I saw that there were many, many seats available so I spent that money for nothing."
Cons: "Alaska is unreliable. You either have an hour and a half+ delay, to wait on the tarmac after landing for 25+ minutes bc another Alaska plane is in your spot, they change your seat on you at the last second, break your suitcase, etc. All these things happened to me in the last 4 days w/ Alaska."
Cons: "The flight to San Diego was late. The flight back to SFO was also late. Never flying Alaska Airlines again"
Pros: "The flight itself was great. Friendly crew, comfortable for a short flight. Timely departure and arrival."
Cons: "Schedule change. Flight was cancelled and replaced with one 3 hrs earlie, which strained my schedule quite a bit."
Pros: "People were friendly and super helpful."
Pros: "good, free movies"
Cons: "couldn't get on standby for earlier flight because of my "cheap" ticket. I didn't know this until I got to the gate 5 hours early. I understand it was probably obvious somewhere when I bought the ticket, but it was a bit irritating."
Cons: "We ended up missing our flight. No information was given regarding the terminal and gate for our flight. Even when checking in online, we had no direction where to go. In San Diego, Alaska is terminal one. We walked in and asked the lady at the Alaska desk if we had everything correct and she quickly pushed us along. After going through security we were unable to find our flight info. We asked multiple workers who did not know. We asked a rep for another flight who told us we needed to go to the other terminal. We ran to the other terminal, went through security again and looked for our flight. This terminal had zero Alaska identification and no one could tell us where our flight was. After combing though the entire second terminal looking on the flight deck for any Alaska planes, we saw none. Ready to give up, we finally found the gate which was not one of the standard gates. We run over with 7 minutes left and are told the door is closed and there's nothing they can do. We rehash the entire story and the ladies at the desk rather than express empathy for our situation, question the validity of our story to which I asked the lady to please come with us to show us how we are wrong. She later informed us that Alaska was moving terminals and was only partially moved (hence the lack of signage). They booked us a flight 4 hours later. Luckily, we found our own flight on another airline and we were completely satisfied with United and their ability to fit us onboard with seconds to spare. I will add that Alaska's twitter service team was far more helpful than anyone in the actual airport."
Pros: "They did find for us another flight at no extra fee. An agent stayed with us on the line to the bitter end, it took some 3 hours on the phone to sort it out."
Cons: "Original flight was rescheduled twice, then canceled. We had to change our transportation plans twice."
Pros: "Very smooth flight Great tv choices!"
Pros: "Explain what is going on"
Cons: "An explanation of why we sat boarded on the tarmac for 45 mins"
Pros: "Hand luggage wasn’t fussed over"
Cons: "Most seats didn’t recline properly. Wireless/entetaimebt and charging weren’t working."
Cons: "No USB charger outlets in seats"
Pros: "All the teem all the services"
Pros: "It was all good."
Cons: "Had wait on the ground for 30 mins for a gate to open up. That should NEVER happen"
Pros: "arrived quickly and"
Pros: "Great entertainment and friendly staff."
Cons: "Again, no snacks!"
Pros: "Pilot was amazing- very smooth takeoff and landing. Food and drink service was prompt. We landed early."
Cons: "Limited movie selection, seatbelts were too tight"
Pros: "Nice flight attendants"
Cons: "45 minute delay pilot said it was because a lot of planes fly into Seattle. The plane was obviously late coming into San diego. 3 day old tuna can smell in airplane. No food. I hate this airlines."
Pros: "The movies"
Pros: "Very late sound didn’t work"
Pros: "Friendly, efficient crew. Comfortable seats & good entertainment, & we arrived early."
Cons: "I didn’t have food so I can’t rate it. Also, a lot of crying babies, children. Otherwise it was a comfortable flight."
Pros: "Flight from Newark to SanFran was smooth, and entertainment options were great!"
Cons: "Crew wasn’t overly welcoming (though certainly not rude at all), and boarding was rushed at the gate just to stand in huge line waiting to get on aircraft."
Pros: "Ummm...I bought a ticket on Alaskan and it ended up being a Virgin aircraft."
Cons: "There wasn’t a power outlet at my seat."
Cons: "We were bumped and downgraded because staff routed us to the wrong terminal. What a mess the Virgin takeover is at San Diego."
Cons: "Flught was delayed for 2 hours"
Pros: "Enough room for my legs"
Cons: "No head phones! Maybe offer while waiting before boarding!"
Cons: "Snotty steward in the back. Not pleasant."
Pros: "The extra seat next to me."
Cons: "The fact that my baggage got left in Portland."
Pros: "Alright, just a normal flight"
Pros: "Crew was professional, plan was clean,"
Cons: "Plane was late"
Pros: "Smooth quick flight, seats roomy, crew very nice"
Cons: "When we got in we had to on a already hot plane on the runway for 40 mins. It's was very incomfortable and I missed my airporter so had to get one a hour later getting me home at 11:30. We were on the ground at 7:40 and I didn't get on airporter until 9:30! Also, the gogoinflight didn't work."
Pros: "Quick boarding process. Plenty of leg room. Kind team aboard plane."
Cons: "Delayed leaving but made up for it in the air. Terrible smell on the plane for the duration of flight."
Pros: "Free baggage check and upgraded to "Premium" class was an awesome surprise!"
Pros: "Great flight all around"
Pros: "Great flight!"
Cons: "The lady on the kiosk this morning was annoyingly rude."
Cons: "Seat backs have very little padding."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and on point with meal/beverage service."
Cons: "Boarding process could be better communicated. Hard to hear announcements."
Pros: "Amazing crew very good service ."
Cons: "Chose my seat, instead of leaving it to the airline ."
Pros: "Good crew."
Cons: "Very tight spaces. No tv."
Pros: "seating, food, service"
Cons: "Not much food offered on a long flight."
Pros: "That we finally arrived."
Cons: "That we didn't arrive even remotely close to when we were supposed to."
Pros: "Are usually fly international, and I really enjoy it. Flying domestic inside the US is bad because you never know when you will get flight delays, like we got. It wasn’t the fault of Delta, but it sucked."
Cons: "Small seeds, no food, the flight delay"
Pros: "crew was nice and pilot was informative."
Cons: "1. flight was delayed twice, which meant my arrive was delayed in Cincinnati. 2. boarding was a nightmare. After 2 delays, I was crammed into zone 4. I dont fly as often, the seats space seems to be getting smaller. 5. I sat next an overweight person. I didn't like my personal space violated. 6. The flight offer movies, I slept. Yet kept getting elbowed by this overweight neighbor. 7. I am a single, independent person. I prefer to sit near the front. First on and settled and 1st off and gone!"
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly, especially when checking in"
Cons: "It was a 1.5 hour late leaving San Diego (6am flight), one of three bathrooms out, no coffee or tea (wtf?), we circled Atlanta for an hour, ran out of gas, landed in Pensacola, no information, missed the flight to DC ... And it's not even noon"
Cons: "Flight was late to arrive and late to depart. Not many passengers but no service."
Pros: "Great crew on board!"
Pros: "Courteous staff."
Cons: "Having to check a firearm inside and having it looked at by non-tsa personnel."
Pros: "Nice crew, pretty good timing on flying time."
Cons: "Stayed waiting for airport to clear our gaye for about one hour after we landed."
Pros: "Everything went off without a hitch."
Pros: "Plane was clean, easy boarding, crew was kind and attentive."
Cons: "30 minutes late no explanations...."
Pros: "I was traveling alone with my (cranky) infant son and the crew members were kind and accommodating. Though the flight was delayed by almost 2 hours, the crew worked quickly to ready the replacement plane and the pilot made up time and got us to San Jose as quickly and safely as possible."
Cons: "The original plane had mechanical issues, which caused an almost two hour delay while waiting for a replacement plane to arrive. Since I was traveling alone with my young son, after an already long previous flight, it made for a more difficult trip."
Cons: "Sat by the exit seat so the door was a bit more chilly. No food. Small entertainment screens with audio bleed through."
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "Great service, free movies, nice crew."
Cons: "Was in seat 16A and got bumped to 12E. If you know Delta aircraft, that's exit row window, for the EC (more legroom) but middle. The problem is that nothing can compete with the exit row for leg room and being crammed between two guys isn't an upgrade either. Plus, due to proximity, got sick. And the flight was delayed leaving - due to the late arrival from ATL (Delta HQ) which had a power outage. And no video entertainment. No meals."
Cons: "sitting next to a large dog and the wifi not working given i prepaid for it and actually selected the flight because it had wifi i fell hours behind on my work"
Pros: "Fabulous fight. Attentive staff and I love the free entertainment tv’s."
Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Small aircraft. Loud engine noise. Biased treatment for tickets booked on non Delta sites"
Pros: "No vegetarian options in first class.. and go go wouldn5 hook up. Flight was an hour late...but that was ok."
Cons: "The pilot did a nice job of flying in and banking so we could see the view.."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "Trying too hard to fit as many as possible"
Cons: "Couldn’t pick my seat"
Pros: "I loved the way that the flight attendants were able to sit my boyfriend and I together on our flights even though our seats weren't planned to be near each other. The available entertainment games, movies and tv shows were awesome to have!"
Cons: "Seat, did not get upgraded"
Cons: "They delayed the takeoff because of catering, really over a half hour because you wanted to sell more sandwiches. So you make us late and the poor people who had connecting flight, it just does not make sense."
Pros: "The flight was very on-time and it reached the destination even earlier than expected."
Pros: "Nothing I can think of right away"
Cons: "Late arrival and late departure. Poor service in having my luggage be connected to my flight. Was under the impression that they would do that after I had called the day prior and once I got to airport they didn't do so"
Cons: "No trash bag in my seat for puking or bubblegum"
Pros: "Staff were all polite"
Cons: "The least amount of legroom I've ever had. The most cramped I've ever been and I'm 5'2 and fly a lot. Also for a 5 hour flight, I should not have been as uncomfortable as I was. There's less cushion than before."
Pros: "Service. Sweet attendant."
Pros: "Very easy flight & process"
Pros: "the aircraft was fine. leg room was slightly larger than other commercial flight i took recently."
Cons: "the crew at the boarding counter was unhelpful. my girlfriend and i were rescheduled to a later flight and were randomly assigned to 2 separate seats. online seat selecting did not work at all."
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "Awesome service in first."
Pros: "Liked the entertainment option. I was able to watch most of a movie on the first flight, then pick up the end on the second. B737-900 ER is a nice plane"
Cons: "Boarding sequence seems inefficient"
Cons: "The plane temperature was too hot from boarding to landing"
Pros: "The crew, and boarding quickly"
Cons: "The flight was packed. It was hot as we boarded. The seat was tight and uncomfortable"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "No leg room, tight squeeze, charge for checked bags, no room for carryon luggage, bin compartments are too small"
Pros: "Good flight, on time, uneventful. The best kind"
Cons: "No free beer :)"
Pros: "We were given snacks and sandwiches for the delay."
Cons: "Paid for an upgrade but the seat was not what I had asked for. The agent said I would get a refund but I was not clear on how that works. Our plane experienced a mechanical issue. We were told after we boarded. Had to wait 1 1/2 hours in a stuffy hot plane. The bathrooms were very dirty and stinky. The bathroom door did not close properly. We finally deplaned and waited for a new plane. Got to Kona at 2:00am. The air temp was warm the entire flight. Had to endure a grumpy crew. Not the best flying experience. I know you can do better. Maybe look at how Hawaiian airlines does it and you might get some inspiration on how to improve."
Cons: "I was surrounded by a basketball team. They all have terrible breath. I know that because they kept talking to each other and I was in the middle (literally) of it all. Thanks Delta airlines!"
Cons: "Flight left an hour late, I was about an hour late arriving as my friend was waiting. Once we boarded we sat in the plane for another 30-40 minutes. Luggage took FOREVER to come & the overhead storage on the plane was so small I could barely fit my bag. I'm done with Delta!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Flight attendants provided snacks since there was a delay"
Cons: "There was something wrong with the plane so it was delayed for a while"
Pros: "Flight attendant was very fun. It was her birthday and made the day fun for everyone."
Cons: "Seats are always too close together - left to right and front to back. A sad reality that only improves for the well-to-do."
Cons: "Aircraft was out of the 1970's. No USB or entertainment. Wi-fi was bust on the plane. Will avoid American next time when booking."
Pros: "By luck, I had a seat between myself and the other person in my row. It would have been tight, otherwise. Crew was friendly and polite."
Cons: "The seats on the flight were placed very close together - felt very constricting. Takeoff and landing were a bit rough."
Pros: "Really disappointed as my bags was not check thru.It was rechecked at London and British airway charged me for my baggage. I want to make sure that my way back to Oslo London London San Diego has no charge . It is an international flight and I am allowed 23kg one checked bag ."
Cons: "Damaged one baggage, and delayed arrival of other baggage for 2 days that forced me to cancel a following trip."
Cons: "Delay luggage"
Cons: "delayed/not on time"
Cons: "I could not check in online nor selecting a seat in advance. Getting the boarding pass and the seat was a nightmare. British neither American could not help me out. Horrible experience"
Pros: "The flight crew was quite lovely."
Cons: "People all over the coach section were complaining about not being able to sit together. Families with babies, couples, even ours (though the kids are old enough for me not to be truly worried as some were). Somehow reservations seems to have messed up an entire flight. We gave up trying to fix it for fear they would make it worse. Then the woman at the gate tried to get folks to volunteer to give up their seats on an overbooked flight. But she was screaming at us. Unbelievably unpleasant to be yelled at over and over again and told we could lose our seats. The poor weather likely caused flights to be rerouted into PHL so our flight out to SFO ended up 1/3 empty. FABULOUS. But the gate experience was horrible and the legroom, had it been a full flight, was miserable. I'm in search of an airline with a humane approach."
Cons: "3 boarding doors less than 50 feet apart with departures leaving within 15 min of each other created a difficult to penetrate gaggle."
Cons: "Was missed due to delayed flight"
Cons: "The terminal 52A-J is a disgrace"
Cons: "No signage for checking bags. Was total cluster. No one knew where to take bags or what line to be in. Employees kept telling us we were in the wrong line but didn’t seem to tell us what was the correctly line."
Pros: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."
Pros: "Flight attendants actually seemed to care about what they were doing. Seats were pretty comfy for once."
Cons: "Flight delayed with no explanation or apologies. Putting two and two together from the airport monitors it looks like they had to swap planes due to a scheduling or maintenance issue. Just another chapter in the neverending saga of delayed American airlines flights"
Pros: "Boarding, comfortable seats, clean"
Cons: "Mediocre service, choice of food was down to one option (and I was on the 2nd row)"
Pros: "The flight was great--good food, good service, good entertainment, on time."
Cons: "They lost our luggage. Four people traveling together arrived in Phnom Penh, but our luggage didn't. It took almost 2 days to be reunited with our luggage."
Pros: "Flexibility and helpfulness of staff."
Cons: "I no longer fit in the seats because they keep shrinking the pitch"
Pros: "Take-off and landing were smooth."
Cons: "Was not able to track the progress of the flight on the monitors No entertainment Seats do not provide comfortable leg room"
Pros: "Quick and did good job"
Cons: "After flying Japan Airlines I wish there were more free food and entertainment"
Cons: "Poor customer service"
Pros: "AA put us in a hotel and gave $12 (per person) food voucher for missed connection due to delay for maintenance."
Cons: "Our luggage was lost for 2.5 hrs in PHX airport, due to mix-up by service rep at customer service. AA attendant at gate at CLT was extremely rude and unprofessional when I accuse Left my boarding passes in seat pocket. Would not summon someone to retrieve it. Made me wait until entire plane was disembarked and cleaned, and made me wait some more after. She was super snarky, made rude comments, and almost made my family miss our connection to EWN. I will never, ever, fly AA again. Worst customer service and tons of issues with maintenance, luggage handling, and delays."
Cons: "No room, limited entertainment, mediocre food. Was a very uncomfortable, long flight! Luggage late coming off plane, missed connecting flight and was not very helpful in getting rebooked."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No leg room, hot plane, airline staff is friendly but clearly bored."
Pros: "On time departures and arrivals. This domestic first leg of the flight had fairly good leg room and seat width."
Pros: "Good free entertainment. Thanks."
Cons: "No good free snacks. Only free drinks."
Pros: "I initially booked my flight via Kayak for a cheap no hassle price"
Cons: "My initial booking was with Iberia Airlines and a few days prior to my Flight was switched over to American Airlines. Had i known I would be flying with AA, I would have opted for a more expensive option as I've a great disdain for AA. My flight from JFK was not the model aircraft I was promised and thus did not have ac chargers or Wifi in the plane. In my opinion, I was bait and switched via Kayak"
Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses to transfer from AA to PAL."
Pros: "Flight on time. Crew were pleasant."
Cons: "Usb charger would not charge tablet in flight. Tried multiple sources since there were 4 of us-none worked."
Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Pros: "Polite, friendly helpful staff. Plane left on time."
Cons: "There were no window or aisle seats available for free, so I had to pay for the extra cost seats."
Pros: "I liked that the seats had chargers (even though I didn't need them) and that they offered entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding was over 30 minutes late which ruined my SF plans. The crew was mot welcoming walking on or off the flight. They were also very rude when serving, one even gave me a super nasty look and mumbled something under her breathe because she ran into me. Just a terrible experience. They also didn't tell me baggage prices when I was there just swiped my card."
Pros: "The flight schedule"
Cons: "The hardens of the seats. Rather seat on the floor"
Cons: "Had to cancel my flight and call the company. Was talking to a computer for 30 min before I finally talked to someone. It cost me in fees to basically cancel my flight which ended up being just as much as my entire flight ticket. Got refunded a total of $12 to use towards my next flight. Never flying or booking a flight with American Airlines at all. Kayak couldn't even help with accommodations. Southwest is the only company that will actually hold those credits for you. Everywhere else is just trying to scam you."
Pros: "Seats are the most uncomfortable seats ever"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful providing updates to our status. They moved us smoothly on and off the plane during the delay."
Cons: "Sitting on the runway for what seemed like hours. The initial boarding was confusing with multiple levels of priority boarding."
Pros: "Overall, I'm pleased with BA."
Cons: "This flight didn't have the individual TV screens."
Pros: "Thank you for the new, comfortable plane"
Cons: "No IFE on 6 hour flight."
Cons: "You need to add a not applicable choice to your list. I did not eat the snacks offered on the flight nor was there any entertainment that I could find."
Pros: "There was no warning until departure time that flight was delayed for two hour. Some other american flights were delayed much as four hour or more."
Pros: "friendly crew members/ great intertainment"
Cons: "This flight was good, but when I fly in July I pay extra for protection and extra for better seat. Flight was canceled and they put me on different plane, which make my day in San Diego very difficult, because I miss my meeting, I didn't get better seat ither,instead I got seat in front of toilet and for 3 hours have to listen door bunging and terrible smell. I never been compensate for canceling flight or extra seat price.Nobody care even apologize. I hope that was just unforchened incident and I still like your company and still flying with AA, but I was really disappointed. Sincerely Vera Vasiley."
Pros: "I arrived at Dusseldorf"
Cons: "First flight was delayed 5:30 hours, so I was moved to different flights because I would not have made my connections but those flights were uncomfortable and had bad service and the people working didnt even so much as offer me complimentary peanuts"
Cons: "crew delay, delayed our flight and ruined our whole day...really disappointed"
Pros: "Middle seat on a five hour flight + no Tv on the plane made for quite the uncomfortable experience."
Cons: "Flight was inexplicably late crew was lazy and mumbled directions seats were uncomfortable and cramped"
Pros: "Courtesy and helpful attitude if the crew"
Cons: "Seats had a small legroom. Headsets were available at a cost"
Cons: "The flight sat on the runway for an extra hour and a half before we took off, causing me to miss my connection flight in Charlotte. Thankfully there was another flight two hours later, however I didn't arrive in Providence until midnight. The real problem was that the connection was delayed to leave at 8pm. We arrived in Charlotte at 740ish. Ran to other side of terminal to reach connection. They already had the doors closed and refused to let us on. There were at least ten passengers who were delayed as well and couldn't make it on the flight. The customer service assistant at the gate was horrible. She didn't pay any attention to us, as we were all out of breath (clearly trying to make the flight). Another gentleman stepped in and put us directly on the later flight. If American knew that there were so many flights delayed, they should have held the other plane a bit longer, as well as helped us out immediately. Not impressed."
Cons: "Missing luggage is a common thing in British airway, which is not so common in other airways."
Pros: "Friendly staff, safe flight,."
Cons: "Checking in for bags. The employees were not very helpful. In the past, they would put your bags that now I checked, onto the conveyor belt. Now it's truly DIY (do it yourself). On the flight to San Francisco, no free snacks were offered but on the return flight they were given out - no questions asked. Where is the customer service for the little things?"
Pros: "Crew was ok"
Cons: "UA won’t let you print your boarding pass if you don’t have carry on bags, even though they ask you this because they don’t believe you!!! They make a ground staff check then they issue you boarding pass!"
Pros: "It was on time. Crew was great."
Cons: "Seats are not the comfiest."
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: "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: "On time, flight attends are superb"
Cons: "Cramped seats due to greedy corporation trying to appease the share holders"
Pros: "It was quite average, nothing special.They severed some drinks and you get a bag of pretzels. The staff was very friendly and nice. It was only a 1 1/2 flight, so the only entertainment is magazines."
Cons: "The legroom was fine for me, but if you are about 6ft tall or over, you will feel a little cramped. Try to get an exit row seat if can."
Cons: "The counter person was inexperienced."
Pros: "plane is new/crew was friendly"
Cons: "no legroom/food was horrible; worst ever on any flight I have taken to and from korea. Worst"
Cons: "Worst crew, bad food, small personal space. Cheapskate company."
Pros: "They gave us free tv since we had to wait so long and they made us wait for an hour on the tarmac."
Cons: "We had a connecting flight from San Francisco that we missed due to their delays. We still don't know why it was delayed. They didnt give a clear or concise reason for the delays. Our flight landed a few minutes before our connecting flight departed and instead of holding the plane like they have done in other reviews I've read they actually took off early. We were automatically given tickets to the next flight out to our final destination (which was 6 hours later.) This was sucky but we didn't have control over it so we dealt with it. However when we went to customer service to print our new tickets we were "greeted" with two apathetic employees. The first one we didn't actually get to interact with because after waiting in line for 10 minutes when it was finally our turn he held his hand up to stop us from walking up to the counter and just left. No explanation just headed out. So we headed over to the "premier" line for a procedure that should literally take 3 minutes to interact with the next employee who made it somehow our fault that we were mildly upset with the situation. My father always told me United "sucks" we gave them a chance but we should have heeded his fatherly advice. Oh and a bonus my traveling partner has a broken pelvis so sitting around for hours on end was just salt to the wound."
Pros: "I was able to board on time. Service in-flight was ok."
Cons: "I wasn't able to check-in at the self-serve kiosk. Customer service took a long time and helped two people that got in the inexistent line after me first. During the flight my seat was broken, wouldn't recline. I don't like I can't turn off the screen if I want to, rather I have to put up with that undesired content someone else manages."
Pros: "Easy on ! Organized"
Cons: "Crew was rude and seemed to be in a constant rush big lack of customer service"
Pros: "i eventually got to SF"
Cons: "The flight kept getting delayed and they wouldn't tell us why. There happened to be a line forming at the counter and when i asked an employee why people were lining up, all that i got in reply was "because the flights delayed". Thanks...i had no idea"
Cons: "I paid $50 extra for a flight to leave at 5 instead of 8 and they ended up so late that the cheaper flight left before we did. Overbooked and packed to the point of immobility."
Pros: "Cancelled the first flight I was on. Then the second flight out of SAN to SFO was delayed so we sat on the plane for an hour. Of course i was fine but the way United treated people who were going to miss their connections was nothing but rude. I've had it with them!"
Cons: "I wish airlines that treat you like a human like Virgin, Alaska.."
Pros: "Friendly, cheerful cabin crew."
Cons: "If I wanted to check my bag I wouldn't have dragged it through the airport. Boarding was a mess. Too many people put both their personal item and their bag up top. The whole boarding process stopped when people with bags there was no space for ran into people trying to get to the back of the plane. It was stuck still for a good five minutes while we figured out how to un-jam the space. I blame airline policies that discourage checking a bag, at any weight. I really dislike gate checking a bag."
Pros: "The staff were very freindly"
Cons: "They had a setup if you wanted to watch a movie you had to log onto your computer or other device, but you had to down load the United airlines app, but my IPad would not connect to download."
Cons: "From flight attendants who shouted, rather than help sort out seat assignments, to repeatedly announcing the luggage was on the empty, stopped carousel 4 when it was really over on 2, the service on the red eye was irritating from start to finish."
Cons: "Didn't happen"
Pros: "Your reminders!"
Pros: "The employees."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "the rest"
Pros: "Bad weather caused my flights to be re-routed, but United did wonderful in arranging for an similar arrival time to my final destination. I am very grateful for that. I can't judge the airline on something they have no control over."
Cons: "The bad weather that caused my flights to be re-routed!"
Pros: "Crew members were nice"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable and crammed , my seat wouldn't go back and the headphone jack was broken so I couldn't enjoy movies"
Pros: "Everything was quick and convenient! No hassles! Smooth sailing"
Pros: "Boarding process was good."
Cons: "My first flight was delayed by 45 min. 30 minutes before take off"
Pros: "We arrived safely on time."
Cons: "Bathroom is too small. Announcements were anxiety inducing. Sick people on the airplane spreading germs."
Cons: "On my flight back during taking off, I was throwing a trash away into a little bag that is also designed for vomiting. When I pushed a trash into the bag, I felt that it was already wet. Somebody vomited into it at the previous flight and placed it back to the seat's packet. I am not telling that it was the cleaning crew's mistake because it looked like unused until I pushed my hand into it, but it was still a very unpleasant experience and could be also a health hazard."
Pros: "The United Club Lounge is the best."
Pros: "Pre-check was fast Ride was pleasant Crew friendly."
Cons: "It was all good."
Pros: "Everything, except one thing"
Cons: "Little kid screaming the whole flight, kicking my seat. Parent threatened me and yelled at me."
Pros: "We were making an emergency trip to S.F. and everything thing was on time."
Cons: "Though we travel on United and have a United card the price of getting a last minute flight on a plane that was almost half empty was absurd. We will rent a car to return home."
Pros: "the crew , the services ."
Cons: "They don't respect their seats . And they let seat a strong smoker on my side and his seat was begin me . 3 costumers don't seat on their own seat all mix it aaaggghhhh"
Cons: "the whole experience was horrible."
Pros: "Long layovers and changed flights where not pleasant... I normally fly with Alaska Airlines and this never happens with them .."
Pros: "Flight was fast!"
Cons: "Bad food and drink service"
Cons: "It was a very short flight. I've noticed that United has older planes and their seats are starting to look best up."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Plane was really noisy and made a weird noise during takeoff and landing. Sad thing was I had to board the saw plane from San Francisco to St. Louis as well!"
Pros: "I was content"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me"
Pros: "I saw a really good sunset"
Pros: "Smooth boarding. On time."
Cons: "Spicy snack. Same snack on all 4 legs of our trip"
Cons: "My flight got delayed almost two hours and nothing to was offered like it's very normal to be delayed"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled"
Cons: "crew members could have been friendlier"
Pros: "The seats and the availabilty of tv if you want to pay. I also really apprciated the email updates from kayak with flight information and gate changes. I also liked being able to choose my seat on my phone."
Cons: "The asian mix with wasabi peas as a snack- gross!!! Gimmie pretzles, oyster crackers, goldfish, anything but that asian mix. What happened to peanuts?! I also didnt appriciate that i checked in on my phone almost as soon as i was able to and i was in the very last boarding group which left me subjuct to having to check my bags because the people before me took all the space....so i didnt really see any benefit to checking in asap on my phone...i was left with a somewhat bad taste in my mouth boarding as a united attendant said my bag was too big and had to be checked after already flying on two small planes with no problem. she insisted and i refused and there was plenty of space left, luckily i did not have to check my bag....on another note (and i know this is all the airline not sure if you care to hear it) i dont want to hear about space problems when i watch the pilots and flight attendants board with 2 or more bags and i see then in the storage spaces above the seats saying"do not move". Im the one paying for this flight. You all are working and or flying for free and should not get priority space for baggage. You check YOUR bags and see what thats like! Overall good experience though thanks for asking ;)"
Pros: "The plane was very comfortable and the pilot kept us well informed on our flight."
Cons: "I didn't like how the tv screens flashed from one screen to another throughout the whole flight. I would have just liked them off. The other thing was one of the stewardesses walked up and down the isle like a bull in a china shop. She hit my shoulder at least 4 times as she walked by and never slowed down."
Cons: "The fact that they lost my luggage for the second time."
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"
Pros: "The seats"
Cons: "No entertainment without buying!!!"
Pros: "Inexpensive flight"
Cons: "The crew was very rude to me and other passengers. He talked to us like we were children and that he was better than us, and seemed to enjoy doing it. The plane itself was filthy, small, and uncomfortable."
Cons: "A lot of turbulence...snacks were over priced but that's to be expected"
Pros: "The price for sure it was the cheapest ticket I ever had :)"
Cons: "Service on the flt was not optimal the flight attendants pretty much sat in the back Through the flight. They seemed bothered every time you try to ask them a question"
Pros: "Boarding process."
Cons: "Long flight, uncomfortable seats, a la carte everything, and prices were high for food and beverage. Vendor booked flight for me, so I did not choose to fly Frontier. Thought I had a direct to San Diego from D.C., turns out, we stopped in Colorado Springs, de boarded, waited an hour or so, then re boarded."
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: "the seats.. the space.. the arm rests.. the tray tables.. everything"
Cons: "I had to buy another ticket on American because the delay would have made me miss my connection. I was going to a wedding and would have missed it."
Cons: "The delayed flight and the smell of puke for the entire duration of the flight after an indicidual puked before leaving the gate."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 1/2 hours then my bag didn't arrive at baggage claim for 45 minutes"
Pros: "Flight crew did try to make up time."
Cons: "Extremely late. Should of given us free non alcoholic drinks to make up for being so late."
Cons: "They nickle and dime you for everything. Charging for drinks and carry-on luggage? No reclining seats, pathetic tray tables. Never again. I'd rather pay more and have a decent flight."
Pros: "Not much. I really can't find much good to say other than that the gate agents took a tremendous amount of grief and stayed professional."
Cons: "Everything else. People, don't be fooled by the low prices - it is not worth it. Avoid Frontier like the plague. Flight from SAN to MCO was cancelled, rebooked 14 hrs later. We were 6 min past curfew leaving SAN and they returned us to the gate. Crew made no effort to hurry. They were ignorant or indifferent. Leaving MCO a week later flight was supposed to depart at 9:00 PM and was delayed 3.5 hrs and then cancelled. Next available flight was 24 hrs later. Frontier apparently only has one flight out of MCO daily. I had to book with Delta to get back to SAN within reason. I will never fly on Frontier again."
Cons: "Kept us on board with little to no communication for an hour and a half after landing"
Pros: "All in all the flight was typical for a low fare flight, comfortable for an unreclining chair, and as clean as would be expected."
Cons: "The only problem was that it was an overnight flight and about two in the morning members of the flight crew gathered at the back galley and began to talk and laugh rather loudly. Not only did they wake me up but they woke a little girl who began to cry loudly for some time. Perhaps they did not realize their loudness because they were friendly on and off the plane, but it was rather frustrating."
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."
Cons: "The flight coming in before we left got there luggage lost and caused us to miss our flight because there was only one person dealing with all check ins and lost luggage"
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."
Pros: "I didn't die."
Cons: "Tiny seats, no accommodations, but at least I didn't die."
Pros: "On time and connection very. Lise to original flight"
Cons: "Seats terrible No wi fi Lousy food selection"
Pros: "This was our first time using Frontier and we were skeptical because of the low fares. At each step along the way we were glancing at each other and waiting for the other shoe to drop, but were very pleasantly surprised by the end of the trip to have found nothing wrong or hidden. As a person who has flown regularly for over 40 years on both budget and full service carriers, and had always enjoyed it up until the late 90’s, at which time I really began to dread going through the entire process; this was a really pleasant surprise. On our way home in the car after our return, both my wife and I agreed that this was the first time in years that we didn’t have any complains about the experience and that we actually had mildly enjoyed it. Maybe that was just a lack of pain. At least on this first time using Frontier we got more than we expected. I think if you take the time to understand the business model the first time you book and you follow the booking process; the seat and baggage selection choices and the check-in procedures, you will get a good bang for your buck. We did upgrade some selections but even with that, we were still way under the next carriers fare price point. Maybe if we had not taken the opportunity to upgrade during the online booking process it might have been a different experience. This flight was two round trip tickets from Cincinnati to San Diego. The first part was a non-stop and the return was a one-stop in Denver. All three legs were on an Airbus 320’s. On all three legs we had isle seats in the first 6 rows (2C/ 2D, 3C/ 3D and 6C/ 6D). We don’t care about, nor expect frills; we only want to get there and back comfortably with good value fares; and that’s what we got."
Pros: "The crew was nice and the boarding was efficient, which allowed us to get out on time despite a late arrival from the flight before."
Cons: "The plane was freezing - I had on a long sleeve shirt and hoodie and I had to keep the hood up just to keep from freezing. Also the seats are basically metal with thin padding, s o it's extremely uncomfortable."
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled 5 minutes before we suppose to take off, we were on the red eye from San Diego to Orlando. We then had to stand in line for 3 hours while they gave us a hotel voucher. Our flight was reschedule for 10:30am the nextmorning, it was then delayed until 12pm."
Pros: "The cheap flight"
Cons: "No wifi no tv sears uncomfortable workers didn't seem happy"
Pros: "On time, good price on fare."
Cons: "Seats don't recline. Not much leg room."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats and small storage area under them. Not enough leg room"
Cons: "Frontier is definitely not what it used to be. You can choose your seats during online check-in, for a price. You can choose to check bags, for a price. You can choose to carry-on bags, for a price. The table trays are now called "traylets" because they are so tiny. Forget about putting a normal sized laptop on them. In-flight food and beverages are available, for a price. Gone are the days of fresh baked cookies on each flight and free water."
Pros: "The flight overall was good, no problems."
Cons: "I will look a LOT closer next time I fly. I felt that paying for the flight was great but did not know that the seat and 1 checked bag was xtra."
Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "No complementary drinks such as soda or snacks such as peanuts or pretzels"
Pros: "I had a medical emergency onboard and the captain took steps to make sure that medical attention was there when we landed. He also said hello. I really appreciated that!"
Cons: "What a farce, low fares but then charging for everything, including your seat and water! By the time you pay for all the necessities you are paying more than other airlines. What's next chafing for the restrooms?"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Friendly staff"
Cons: "Seats were bad. No wifi."
Cons: "Seats did not recline. I had to pay extra to make sure I sat with my children which is absolutely rediculous. Did I mention the seats did not recline. Also On literall all four flights we sat near the back since they offered one seat that was 0$ the others were $9 each flight. On all the flights the staff joked loudly talking about their weekend or what they were going to do. I understand being social but keep it down. We are traveling and exhausted. They kept waking my children up with laughter. On top of this. They misplaced our baggage for 24 hours. Ok yeah not such a big deal except when you were going to drive two hours away and going to need bathing suits and things in your bag. They ended up refunding the $50 luggage charge but did not refund anything I had to purchase ....."
Pros: "Boarding was ok"
Cons: "The airline charges for everything from carrying a bag on which just about every other airline does not. You have to pay to pick your seat, if you are flying with a friend or significant other you will not sit near each other unless you pay. There are no snacks or drinks offered other than water, you have to pay for any snack or juice/soda. You have to pay more to get seats with a normal sized food tray, otherwise you get a food tray the size of an iPhone. Seats do not recline. Will never fly frontier again"
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"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Boarding was fasr"
Cons: "Unfriendly staff, will never fly with frontier again"
Cons: "Boarded late again with no communication from any frontier reps"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and polyte. Flight was on time. that's about it"
Cons: "No one at counter for checking, had to wait 45 minutes for a representative to check in. Seats are the most uncomfortable of any airline i have ever used. Will charge you $3 for a cup of soda on a 4 hour flight. No entertainment, no wifi. They charge you if you want to pick a seat next to your spouse. $40 for a carry-on Red eye flight, no pillows, no blankets, airpline was freezing cold. ."
Cons: "They charge me $45 for a carry on never in my life i would imagine"
Cons: "On runway for 20+ minutes"
Pros: "The gate for my connecting flight was just by the arrival gate making possible short wait in Denver. Also friendly service. Also on time flights."
Cons: "The seats are pretty hard and uncomfortable. $3.00 coffee and tip was new to me."
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: "On time and flight attendants were great"
Cons: "Seat rows seemed a little close"
Pros: "You guys didn't lose my checked bag."
Cons: "Seats are a bit uncomfortable."
Pros: "At least the take-off and landing were on time. We landed actually early but that extra time was taken up having to wait for some problems eg, a plane in the way and an apron-operator not available. These were minor problems though."
Cons: "We were told at first that the restroom at very front was reserved for the crew. When I asked an attendant if I'd understood right, she indicated I could to ahead and use it. I appreciated this, but the little room was dirty and stunk very bad. A relief to leave it! The charges for luggage (carry-on or checked) seem high, especially since you don't offer ANYTHING complimentary except water."
Pros: "The crew and conditions in which the planes were maintained. Our pilots were fantastic"
Cons: "The inexperienced personnel at the check in at Pittsburgh terminal who messed up my boarding pass, didn't have that I paid for carry on on the pass, this caused me further problems in Denver. Please train your people better."
Pros: "we got to our destination safely"
Cons: "We booked our flight to san diego with a short layover in denver. 2 days later they canceled our original flight and put us on a slightly later flight, which would make us miss our connecting flight in denver, so then they gave us a 7 hour layover in denver, we had planned on having dinner in San diego, but ended up getting to our hotel at 3 AM. They would not let us cancel our reservation and they promised us a $50 voucher, that never came. very subpar, and with the state of air travel these days that's saying a lot."
Cons: "Had to pay even for my carry on, in the end the flight wasnt as cheap as i thought"
Pros: "The planes did seem a bit newer than some of the planes with other airlines."
Cons: "The fact that Frontier charges for both checked luggage and carry-on luggage is enough to make me not want to use this airline again in the future. The food and drink options on the plane are also ridiculously overpriced. If Frontier were to price their in-flight food and drinks they would make a lot more money as budget minded people like myself would actually buy an item or two as opposed to refusing to buy anything at all. Overpricing food and drink items and charging for checked and carry-on luggage also has the added negative effect of me never wanting to use this airline again in the future. I will also actively dissuade friends and family from using Frontier."
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