Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|June||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 25% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 36% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$731||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 19h 01m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($144) and Spirit Airlines ($219), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($392) and Spirit Airlines ($461).
When flying out of San Diego you will be using San Diego, often referred to as San Diego Airport. You will be landing at Cartagena Rafael Nunez, also known as Cartagena Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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: "delayed/not on time"
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: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."
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."
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."
Cons: "The crew looked very bored."
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: "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: "The friendly and attentive flight staff."
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: "Friendly flight attendants and nice to kids"
Cons: "Being held inside the plane for a total of 5:30 hours before taking off. Even if there were several concurring factors, it it necessary to find a better procedure in order to avoid keeping passangers inside a plane with the prospect of taking off in the next half hour repeated every half hour! For the ones of us traveling with children it is even worse, and becomes a real nightmare."
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."
Pros: "On time departures and arrivals. This domestic first leg of the flight had fairly good leg room and seat width."
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: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Pros: "I liked the crew they were really helpful"
Cons: "The plane was to old I guess and it was a bit uncomfortable there was not enough space between passengers"
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: "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"
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."
Pros: "Overall, I'm pleased with BA."
Cons: "This flight didn't have the individual TV screens."
Pros: "Flight was pretty much what you'd expect, pretty basic"
Cons: "For a 5 hour flight I woulda been nice to have more than just two cookies for a snack. Luckily I brought me own. Also there's no entertainment except for 1 magazine, so again, if you're flying American you better supply yourself with whatever you'll want before boarding"
Pros: "At 6' 2" I was surprised that, with the seat in front of me not reclined (and fortunately no one ever did), my knees actually had a bit of room and were not pressed into the seat back in front of me. That and the flight schedule went smoothly - everything was on time."
Cons: "Maybe a couple of other sandwich options might have gotten me to pay for one."
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: "Thank god for the classical music station channel 1. Flight going back was better in comfort, space and entertainment options. But still will choose airline more carefully the next time I fly."
Cons: "Plane was small and tight. Didn't have room for small duffle bag but accepted putting under my seat, even though I don't understand people trying to get on with two bags. Wifi not free in airport and didn't work. Wifi also not free on plane. Movie was nothing i wanted to see."
Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "There was a ton of turbulence"
Pros: "The flight was great. There was free in seat entertainment with tons of movies! The flight attendant gave me free fruit & cheese plate to go with my wine. Great service, easy fast boarding & the flight was early!"
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."
Cons: "Flight was extremely cold and no blankets. Flight attendant was extremely rude when politely asked for one."
Pros: "every flight was on time and left promptly. hostesses were courteous and helpful"
Pros: "friendly crew members/ great intertainment"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food. Cold breakfast sandwich. Really? Cold bacon and egg."
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: "Uncomfortable. No entertainment."
Cons: "Waiting for copilot while sitting in a small warm plane for over 45 minutes...."
Pros: "The flight was on time and boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "Didn't eat or watch the movie. There needs to be an n/a rating available for this review."
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"
Cons: "Seats are so crowed that you can not move without touching the people next to you. My body was so cramped by the time I got to Chicago I could hardly move. Plus we were stranded on the runway which prevented us from leaving the plane for another hour. It was so hot and stuffy in there. This made for an even longer day because I had a 3 hour drive after getting to Chicago to my home"
Pros: "Nothing. It's a horrible airline. Never again will I fly Spirit."
Cons: "Two cancelled flights in one day. 27 hrs of travel"
Cons: "I will never use or recommend Spirit Airlines. Better to pay more to other airlines. Why? Spirit knows why."
Pros: "Comfy seats"
Cons: "70$ for a CARRY ON !!!! Why so much for 1 bag???"
Pros: "Low price, clean plane and arrived safely."
Cons: "40 pound limit of. Bag I paid $50 for and 41 pounds means another $30. No drink or peanuts."
Pros: "If they didn't have add-on costs I would like flighting with them."
Cons: "To many add-on costs: -Carry-on, extra $$ -Want to pick your seat so you can sit next to your partner, extra $$ Ended up costing $150 more than what I paid... I just could have gotten a ticket on a better airline. Will not fly with them again unless they are $150 cheaper than the next expensive airline."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The fact that spirit delayed my flight from San Diego to Vegas for 3 hours, making me miss my connecting flight from Vegas to Detroit by literally 30 mins. They wouldn't hold that plane for 30 mins since it was their fault we were late in the first place. And then the only flight next was 9 hours later"
Cons: "I must pay for my baggage. It's crazy couse I paid 100$ for my ticket and 50 more. Food???? What are you asking about?! There aren't free water! It was bad expirience. To go back I rent a car Mustang 5.0 it was more better, exiting!"
Pros: "Ease of boarding. Departure and arrival on time. Friendly attendants."
Cons: "Really small under the seat space and uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Gets you from point A to point B at a reasonable price!"
Cons: "It was ridiculous how I had to pay 55.00 for my carry on to my destination and BACK. Did NOT expect that. So 110.00 total. Felt like I had to buy my carry one it's own personal ticket to fly with me as if it was another person that u had to put in a little storage over my head."
Pros: "The crew!!"
Pros: "Staff was friendly, no complaints there."
Cons: "Everything has an additional cost... $100 extra just to bring a bag that would have been free on any other airline. The ticket was cheaper than other airlines, but not THAT much cheaper. Online check in process was overly complicated, it's obvious they want to discourage you from easily paying for bags in advance because it costs much more to do so at the airport/gate. Everyone told me this airline was the worst but I thought for a quick flight/trip it couldn't be THAT bad... wrong."
Pros: "Spirit's staff were friendly and very enjoyable."
Cons: "There were crazy amount of fees that I wasn't aware of when I booked."
Cons: "Nothing about them."
Pros: "I didn't like anything, seats don't recline, not even the exit row I paid extra for. The flight was cheap until you end up adding checked bags, extra leg room, etc..."
Cons: "didn't like anything, seats don't recline, not even the exit row I paid extra for. The flight was cheap until you end up adding checked bags, extra leg room, etc..."
Pros: "Crew is very friendly!!"
Cons: "delayed flight. hidden costs."
Cons: "Sent us to wrong gate. Flight was delayed because pilot didn't file flight plan properly. Tried to preassure us into getting their credit card. Charged $55 for each carry on."
Pros: "the staff"
Cons: "the lack of space, the outdated plane, the dirtiness on the plane, bathrooms, etc. My seat was covered on sticky fluids..."
Cons: "The customer service was horrible"
Cons: "They wouldn't give me a glass of water. They charge to use the overhead bins. They charge $50 a bag. I wouldn't be surprised if they charged for using the bathroom. Never again."
Cons: "Flight attendants appear a bit distressed in their appearance, bad hair day, wrinkled unifoms......"
Pros: "The price was great."
Cons: "The great price means basically no amenities. That's okay, I'll take the cheap price."
Cons: "After being prevented from flying on Spirit airlines to San Diego by Spirit staff at the O'Hare boarding gate because we only arrived twenty minutes before flight departure I was worried about the return flight to O'hare from San Diego. I called the day before to check in, and confirmed the check in online. Then, upon arrival at the airport I was told by a Spirit employee that my ticket was no longer valid. Despite having paid in full for the ticket, and having checked in the day before. It turns out there is an overriding policy Spirit has but does not actively communicate to customers which automatically cancels and resells your seat reservation for your return flight in the event you miss your first flight. And while it is understandable to assume that someone won't need a return flight if they miss their first flight, its also understandable to assume someone will simply board a later flight and continue with their vacation and still need a return flight. To find out which assumption is correct all that is needed is an auto-generated email or text. But Spirit doesn't do that. They setup an auto generated cancellation, but not an auto generated message of the cancellation. And they don't show the cancellation in your Spirit account. I can only assume this is by design, and the goal is to essentially purposefully cause the customer to miss their flight without a refund while also getting to resell the customer's seats to a second traveler. I understand that airlines must always cut costs and that the traveler is responsible for their journey. But there is a way to cut costs without subterfuge. The only reason we got aboard was because someone else missed their flight and we took their seats. The one's I had purchased with extra leg room were being used by someone else. There are many ways for a business to make money, and being disingenuous with customers is one of them. But it is not the only way or the best way. This manner of shuffling customers costs Spirit in the longterm. It causes needless confusion, dissatisfaction, and burns out front Spirit staff while losing repeat business. I recommend changing this way of doing business."
Cons: "The plans are to packed, and the hidden fees!!!!"
Cons: "The passengers and the seats are very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Nothing about my experience was pleasant. I had to pay for luggage and an assigned seat. So the cost of the ticket was a lie. The flight got delayed 2 hours on my way to Vegas. Other airlines provide free bags to military members. The return flight was delayed 2.5 hours so I purchased a separate ticket from another airline. By the time I got through checking my luggage, and security I received another text message delaying the Spirit flight another hour. I was out 166.00 for flying AA, but it was worth every penny."
Pros: "Only people who were interested in eating and drinking were. Less waste efficient for crew. Crew and staff were friendly."
Cons: "Used gum smashed infront of my seat sneeze marks greased finger prints crumbs on pockets. Save money but not on sanitizationand safety .... I'll pay more for that."
Pros: "The crew was plastic, looked like they couldn't care any less about being there, and quite nearly ashamed. Definitely NOT A welcoming feeling, or one that made me feel comfortable for my first trip (and last) with Spirit. Delays BOTH ways, and SEVERAL random gate changes. Further, why does KAYAK need to be the one to advise me of any delays? Spirit doesn't. The seats made my 6'0 190 pound frame feel like a magazine shoved in between several heavy books on a shelf -- I couldn't move; barely breathing. FWIW, this was NOT A $9 flight. THAT would be a lot easier to deal with."
Pros: "The plane didn't crash."
Cons: "Where do I start... Let's start with the fees. 1. Checking a bag? Better pay for it when you book, and make sure it's under 40lb. Not 50lb like EVERYONE ELSE. Forty. And that carry-on? Unless it's the size of a laptop, you're paying for it too. Oh, you've got a small carry-on AND a personal item? Fork over the cheese, because only one of them is free. And if you don't pay for your luggage & carry-on when you book, the price jumps up when you check in online, and increases yet again if you check in at the kiosk. 2. Speaking of checking in, you might as well do it now if you plan to travel next summer. They close online check-in an hour before the scheduled flight time. 3. Hope you've got a printer during that check-in so you don't have to pay to print your boarding pass. It's $2 at the kiosk and $10 if an actual human agent has to expend the energy to hit the "print" button. I didn't have a printer, but I suppose the agent was having a good day because she printed it free of charge when I showed her the boarding pass on my phone. 4. If you didn't pick a seat during booking or check-in, congratulations on not wasting even more money. Surprisingly, it's absolutely free for a human agent to assign you a seat. Unless, of course, you choose to "upgrade" and snag a seat with extra wide arm rests. Just be aware that if you're traveling with a partner, you probably won't be sitting together if you go the free route. 5. While we're on the subject, I tried to be nice and move to an empty seat so a lady could sit with her husband, but the flight attendant wouldn't let me because the EMPTY SEAT was a $15 "upgrade." No thanks. I'll keep my $15 and stay in my normal seat with normal sized arm rests. 6. I actually shouldn't call them "normal" seats, because they are anything but normal. They don't recline, which was fine for my relatively short flight. But the "seat pocket" was a single bungee cord and the "tray table" was basically a paperweight not much larger than a deck of cards. But whatever, it's not like I actually needed to use it, because I also declined the offer to PURCHASE WATER. You'd think after a three hour delay, they could comp us a water, but I've been known to have outrageous ideas. 7. This is probably irrelevant, but during the taxi down towards the runway, both of my planes sounded like a dying manatee. 8. Due to circumstances out of my personal control, I was late getting to the airport for my return flight home. And by "late" I mean I showed up with 45 minutes to spare. The agent called to the gate to announce my tardiness, which was hilarious because they didn't mind making me wait 3 hours for my outbound flight a week earlier. 9. My tardiness and 50lb bag cost me a dollar less than I paid for the plane ticket. I tried to negotiate, explaining the terrible experience on the outbound flight, but the "manager" wouldn't approve a discounted bag fee. That is, after she finally showed up from being "MIA""
Pros: "Gladis G Bahou Very poor service not friendly at all , I want recommend....I will never use it again."
Cons: "Our son is a new Marine, we were flying him home from training for christmas. We had to pay an extra $104 on the day of his flight so he could take his Marine Corp uniforms on the plane! My husband is a Marine, most if the men in our family are military, this is the first time we have ever paid extra for military bags. We will NEVER fly Spirit again!"
Pros: "Not only are they the only U.S. Carrier not to allow bags for military members, it cost over $200 for baggage. Ridiculous. Worst airline ever and will never fly with them again."
Cons: "I checked in the day before my flight and saved the boarding passes on my phone, but apparently Spirit does not scan boarding passes. They then told me I was late checking in, even though I did the day before. They rushed me off to the gate, and had me initial a tag for my luggage saying it was because I was late checking in. I did so, and ran to my gate. I arrived in Fort Lauderdale, my destination, to find that they sent my luggage on a different flight. It was difficult for me to obtain the time my luggage would be arriving, and when I finally did, I had to make a special trip to pick it up (45 minute drive), because the delivery fee was $60 cash. I called customer service and got no where with them, as they defended their employees rather than apologizing for my dissatisfaction."
Cons: "My flight left at 0928 on December 22, 2015. I was waiting in line while the flight closed 45 minutes before the flight left. There was another flight but it was already booked and there was not another flight until the 25th of December. The airline was not trying to assist me in my problem. All they said was " It is to late, you will either have to wait until the 25th or I would have to buy another ticket."
Pros: "Price! Price!"
Cons: "Wasn't very comfortable, but i'm not complaining....PRICE PRICE!"
Pros: "Called Spirit Airlines several times to inform them that I could not fly due to medical reasons, but to no avail. Seems there is no one qualified to talk about medical decisions. My phone number is 619-890-6979 Hopefully, someone will call to resolve this matter Sincerely Barry Huntoon"
Cons: "Although the price was a little lower than other airlines, this airline is filled with surprise fees that are incredibly outrageous. It's a good thing that I checked in online because I paid $90 round trip for baggage fees plus every seat costs money on the plane ($5-$30). Airline attendants were not pleasant and seemed subpar. I wish I could say otherwise, but seats were uncomfortable and little to no room. I will never fly this airline again."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "fee for water and coffee"
Cons: "I think that if its plan has any mechanical problems it needs to be repair before flying to destination! Now today I'm flying back to home but again still delay and the same problem with plane! I lost my 3 hours to coming to San Diego and spent more money than I thought! That's why I'd say they are not professional! Also I was going to change my flight for next day but customer service asked me to pay more than 100$ dollars, but I bought new ticket for next day for 34$ dollars! So I don't fly again with spirit airlines and don't recommend to anyone to fly with this airlines!"
Cons: "They charge you a $100 to bring a carry on and don't tell you till you get there. Tickets are cheap to reel you in. Plus they made me pay $10 for my seat and it was a shitty seat."
Pros: "One of the Crew was helpful"
Cons: "The plane was late getting to San Diego to take me to Las Vegas about 20 minutes. Then the return flight to San Diego from Las Vegas was 42 minutes late and no one announced it. I get back to my email and saw I had emails regarding the lateness but the email I used was my work email. I will probably never fly them again - just not a good experience even with the "low Price" which after you figure the considerations it's not low."
Cons: "I was forced to pay 110 dollars just for 2 check bags when I checked in. Being military I expect to pay baggage fees if my bags weigh more than 50 lbs but they didnt. Definitely not going to fly spirit again if I have to pay baggage fees everything I check in."
Pros: "Arrival time"
Cons: "un-reclinable seats!!! Long check in line. Unable to sit with travel companions without paying more!! No free water!! Did not pay additional for food or water so unable to rate other than good."
Cons: "No drink service and poor food selection"
Pros: "Crew friendly"
Cons: "$40 for carry-on bag makes your flight more expensive than competitors. Tight seating. NO entertainment, so why ask? Didn't buy food"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Was given wrong boarding pass missed the flight because of that and was treated rudely"
Cons: "The flight was delayed, they didn't offer even a glass of water much less a cogent explanation."
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Delayed for 2.5 hours for sick flight attendant. $50 bag fee. No free snacks for a 3 hour flight after being delayed 2.5 hours. No in-flight TV's/entertainment/anything at all."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Everything else. If you don't know you pay for everything! Check bag, carry on, to talk to someone at the counter. A drink and snack. May due you pay for your bags early, or a checked bag, and carry on will cost you a $100 at the airport. Sorry but the ticket price doesn't even sabre you that much!"
Airlines flying from San Diego to Cartagena have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights