Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Diego to Palm Springs
|April||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 81% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 61% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$854||(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 4h 27m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on American Airlines ($116) and Frontier ($129), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($178) and Multiple Airlines ($200).
From San Diego to Palm Springs, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Palm Springs back to San Diego , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Monday 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 Palm Springs, also known as Palm Springs Airport.
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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: "Very well looked after, couldn’t ask for more."
Cons: "Nothing, perfection."
Cons: "Plane delayed"
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"
Cons: "Delay taking off and delay arriving to gate due to scheduling."
Cons: "Speed and care"
Pros: "People were friendly and super helpful."
Cons: "We got in later than estimated."
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Pros: "Efficientand smooth."
Pros: "I actually loved the fruit and cheese platter"
Pros: "It was all good."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Just about everything"
Pros: "Love Alaska airline!"
Cons: "It would be great if there was power outlets for notebook on board/"
Pros: "Just great"
Pros: "Great airline"
Cons: "Plane issues kept us on the tarmac for 2.5 hours before we took off"
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: "If United can serve more than orange juice or water, so can you"
Pros: "The pilot introduced himself and kept us updated on the weather and turbulent."
Pros: "Boarding process was quick and easy definitely worth the extra more compared to southwest"
Cons: "Need more space"
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: "Seat room is limited, especially when you are in the middle seat."
Cons: "Seat space"
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: "Crews service"
Cons: "I find seats a bit narrow"
Cons: "delayed/not on time"
Cons: "4 hour mechanical delay and shitty communication"
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."
Cons: "While my experience was excellent, I must acknowledge that the practice of charging significantly more for some seats is outrageous. I was happy with the (free) seats I had."
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."
Cons: "The landing gate in Palm Springs."
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.."
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"
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 seemed happy at all."
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: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "There was a ton of turbulence"
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"
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!!!!"
Cons: "The counter person was inexperienced."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
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: "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: "I was able to get to my destination safely"
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: "Will never use united."
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"
Cons: "The seats are so tiny!"
Pros: "Very good! Very nice and friendly employees!"
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 asked a staff member a question about my checked luggage and I felt like he blew me off. No big deal though."
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 ;) !"
Pros: "I like the complementary soda. The boarding groups system is smart."
Cons: "I don't care for the wifi options. Loud children."
Cons: "Had to go through the boarding process twice due to molding in the passenger area that needed to be glued. Perhaps an inspection could have been made prior to boarding?"
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?"
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"
Cons: "Lost my luggage and ruined my trip."
Pros: "I was comfortable. I entered and exited the plane very fast."
Cons: "No crying babies"
Pros: "Quick trip."
Cons: "Other passengers. People are really do well on flights these days."
Pros: "Worst trip ever. Will never choose kayak again"
Cons: "Effort. Sitting 5 hours for a 59 min trip sucks"
Cons: "Bags got lost"
Pros: "Loved the price"
Cons: "That you must pay for all drinks including water"
Pros: "Nothing exceptional or horrible"
Cons: "Really delayed, supposed to leave at 8, didn't leave until after 11"
Cons: "Leg room was horrible and an extra $50 for one piece of small carry on luggage... first and last trip I take w frontier"
Cons: "Frontier is an airlines that doesn't care about its customer. Period!"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Delayed for an hour."
Cons: "A lot of turbulence...snacks were over priced but that's to be expected"
Cons: "The change of flights. Had to stay in airport overnight!"
Cons: "Reasonable fare"
Cons: "Kept us on board with little to no communication for an hour and a half after landing"
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: "Long layover. Lies about why there was a layover. Disrespectful people at the counter. If I could give neg stars I would. Lol"
Cons: "Boarded late again with no communication from any frontier reps"
Cons: "They charge me $45 for a carry on never in my life i would imagine"
Cons: "On runway for 20+ minutes"
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."
Cons: "Seat rows seemed a little close"
Pros: "Super cheap."
Cons: "It was hot and very cramped and the chairs didn't recline."
Pros: "A good first experience"
Pros: "Nothing- staff was rude, we sat in glorified folding chairs, had to pay 45 dollars for a carry on. What an absolute joke of an airline I sincerely hope frontier goes out of business entirely."
Cons: "Lost luggage after i was force to pay and check"
Pros: "It sucked."
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: "This airline charges for everything. Check in, bags, seat, drinks, snack. For the really low price you really can't beat it. I would fly frontier again if needed."
Pros: "landed in wrong airport without notice and were not given any other information how to get to original destination so we had to pay a shuttle to drive us 2 hours to it."
Pros: "I like the crews on Frontier"
Cons: "I hate all the cost. 30 bucks for a carry one, 40 bucks to reserve seating, etc."
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: "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"
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."
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: "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."
Cons: "Had no idea I was had to pay 40.00 extra for a carry on."
Cons: "LATE LATE LATE. Always late!!"
Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "Frontier is all around archaic in a modern world."
Cons: "Awful customer service across the board. I have flown Spirit regularly, so I am familiar with the concept of the low price airline, but this is far worse than anything I have ever experienced with Spirit."
Cons: "I'm not happy that I wasn't notified in advance that there would be an added $40 per bag. When flying with other airlines usually one bag and carry on is included in the price. I am not happy that upon arival I was notified my one bag would be an extra $40. That should have been discussed before."
Airlines flying from San Diego to Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Diego to Palm Springs
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Diego to Palm Springs
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Diego to Palm Springs
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from San Diego to Palm Springs