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Low season

JulyBest time to beat the crowds with an average 47% drop in price.

High season

OctoberMost popular time to fly with an average 48% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$109(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$125or less

Good deal one-way

$95or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $95 or less one-way and $125 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from San Diego to Phoenix was found 13 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be September, October and November. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 9% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving San Diego to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,354 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Boarding can be little more faster"

Pros: "Very well looked after, couldn’t ask for more."
Cons: "Nothing, perfection."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Everything"
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."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "It could be better if the airplane would serve complement food."

Pros: "Gate waiting area was far less commotion than the Southwest gates."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Speed and care"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "People were friendly and super helpful."

Cons: "We got in later than estimated."

Pros: "Arrived early"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Better snacks"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth"
Cons: "Snack, staff behavior was below average"

Pros: "Efficientand smooth."

Pros: "I actually loved the fruit and cheese platter"

Pros: "It was all good."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Just about everything"

Cons: "Snacks were meh"

Cons: "Snotty steward in the back. Not pleasant."

Cons: "Served only water, food pre-order ignored"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Love Alaska airline!"

Cons: "It would be great if there was power outlets for notebook on board/"

Pros: "Just great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Loading was efficient"

Pros: "Great airline"

Cons: "Plane issues kept us on the tarmac for 2.5 hours before we took off"

Cons: "Baggage delay inconvenience."

Pros: "Enjoyed the beer and wine."

Pros: "Everything went smoothly!"

Pros: "Wifi and outlets"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Punctuality and kindness off employees."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "long delay before depaarture"

Pros: "Free baggage check and upgraded to "Premium" class was an awesome surprise!"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Alaska Airlines"

Pros: "i luv flying :)"

Pros: "I loved how fast I got my luggage at the baggage claim. I was very impressed."

Pros: "All of the workers were sooo kind and helpful."
Cons: "Nothing, it was a great experience."

Cons: "Seat backs have very little padding."

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: "great"

Pros: "Alaska Airlines is the best."

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"

Cons: "2 hours late no updates... poor"

Pros: "Clean and comfortable"
Cons: "Fat lady beside me spilling over into my seat."

Pros: "Very quick flight, arrived way before the estimated time of arrival."

Cons: "Need more space"

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: "plane was very nice and roomy, crew were friendly and good service"

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: "Flight was canceled"

Cons: "Boarding crew did not realize I had priority boarding and split me up from my wife. Not a big deal, just annoying."

Pros: "Comfortable chairs"
Cons: "Pilot's skill level and ability - lots of maneuvering and a very poor landing"

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 friendly and attentive flight staff."

Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "Tired of less friendly, overweight domestic fight attendants (this is not the case on Asian Airlines (i.e. Korean, Japan)"

Pros: "The crew was incredibly helpful and friendly, the seats are so comfortable and the free tv is such a perk!"
Cons: "I wish the flight crew could more strongly enforce the storage issue. When I have to check my bag, adding another 40 mins to my airport experience, because someone puts their purse in the overhead storage it peeves me a bit."

Pros: "The duration of the flight, nothing to do with the airline"
Cons: "I was forced to check a bag in when I had flown previously the week before with the same carry on. $50 spent for nothing in my opinion. Per the supervisor over head bin size does not change yet my bag was "too big" like I said I had flown literally 4 days before this trip and had no problems with my bag fitting nor did any of the flight attendants say anything. I am just annoyed. Also I didn't know that I would fly American as it's through Alaska originally, maybe that was my lack of attention to detail. The carry on situation is what irritated me the most. This is also not the first time that I've had a problem with American Air."

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

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: "Quick little trip from San Diego to Phoenix. Crew made the extra effort to keep the plane cool despite the 120 degree temps in Phoenix."

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

Pros: "I likes that I was able to pick my seat for the same price."

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: "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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Hour late crew rude"

Pros: "Cheap. Easy. Got me to my destination"

Cons: "I still have not received my luggage"

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

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

Pros: "I like that they have complimentary snacks"

Cons: "Turbulence was horrible That there is no internet"

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: "It was fine"

Pros: "All"

Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "There was a ton of turbulence"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Everybody was nice my ride was comfortable and they treat me with respect"
Cons: "I like everything"

Pros: "not beat up"
Cons: "people trying to get extra carry on on"

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: "I was told I had to check my duffle bag at the gate, that there was no room for it. When I dot to my dirty seat I found room for three of my bags in the overhead compartment."

Cons: "Broken down seat cushion ."

Cons: "The people were rude, the food was mediocre."

Cons: "Departure to late hard to get other fly conection ."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Uncomfortable. No entertainment."

Pros: "We have no other complaints. It was all good."
Cons: "There was no air conditioner on the airplane . made it very uncomfortable ."

Cons: "They boarded group 1 all at once. I was group 2. They boarded all of us all at once. It was a cluster!. I haven't flew in 6 years. But when I did they boarded by so many rows. Not all at once . Boarding was horrible. It was like a cattle drive."

Pros: "Overall good.."
Cons: "Good............."

Cons: "Flight was inexplicably late crew was lazy and mumbled directions seats were uncomfortable and cramped"

Pros: "I arrived safely at my destination on time. Airport was nice and clean in Reno."

Pros: "Although my flight was delayed and I had to take 2 connecting flights to get home my baggage also made it home with me."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. The flight was so loud, it was like driving down the highway with the windows down. AA automated messaging services called me to update me regarding my itinerary change when my 1st flight was delayed and provided wrong information which lead me to attempt to board an incorrect flight causing confusion and frustration."

Cons: "Missed it do to late take off"

Pros: "Everything from boarding to offloading went smoothly and orderly."

Cons: "Boarding the plane and then the crew decides more gas is needed after they've been sitting in the cockpit long before we boarded. Couldn't they have realized that before everyone boarded and thus make everyone late"

Pros: "The crew they were awesome"
Cons: "All was good"

Cons: "Frontier is an airlines that doesn't care about its customer. Period!"

Pros: "Arrived 30 min early"

Pros: "Now sitting on a taxiway for the last 45 minutes and counting. Frontier appears to have no idea when a gate will open."
Cons: "Frontier is unprepared to deal with these challenges. Steps could have been take to alert travelers of delays"

Pros: "Easy check in"

Cons: "The landing was horrible"

Pros: "Polite employees from Frontier, courteous and helpful. Knowledgeable, too."
Cons: "What happened to, snacks & soda on flights? Everything is *for purchase *.other airlines done have sales people on board, credit card, for purchase snacks ~ silly!"

Pros: "Spaceous"
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!"

Pros: "Quick boarding, and fair service"
Cons: "Nothing super fantastic to say, but also no real complaints!"

Pros: "Same"
Cons: "Same"

Cons: "Reasonable fare"

Cons: "I can't believe you have to pay $40 for carryon!!!"

Cons: "Kept us on board with little to no communication for an hour and a half after landing"

Pros: "Timely as expected"

Pros: "Same"
Cons: "Same"

Pros: "I sat in row 3 and had a lot of leg room. I am 6' 2" and usually have 0 leg room in most coach seating."
Cons: "There were no free snacks/soft drinks available."

Pros: "Nothing!!!"
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"

Pros: "Pleasant & helpful service."
Cons: "Crowded seating."

Pros: "Attendants at the boarding site in Phoenix are great!"

Pros: "Super cheap."
Cons: "It was hot and very cramped and the chairs didn't recline."

Pros: "A good first experience"

Pros: "It sucked."

Pros: "That they waited for a plane to get in and take the passengers who were already booked. Between the holidays and bad weather, it was the right thing to do."

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "all of it."

Pros: "Noting"
Cons: "Everything"

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: "It was 20 min late."

Pros: "Fly delay 3 hrs. Waiting 4 pilot . they make us wait inside plain no air conditiloner. Super hot"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "No room, very uncomfortable"

Cons: "Exorbitant bag fees and crappy airplane."

Cons: "Passenger should have one carry-on for free"

Cons: "Lack of entertainment options"

Pros: "The airline niceled and dimes you to death. My luggage charges were almost as much as the airfare. I will never ever fly Frontier again. The trip sucked!"
Cons: "NOTHING"

Pros: "Fare"
Cons: "Pay for my hand luggage that was notting for $40.00"

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: "It got me to PDX. That's a good thing."
Cons: "No intertainment, you had to buy anything you wanted. NO freebies."

Pros: "The check in guy ,I think his name is Lee (?) Great guy.Give him a raise"

Pros: "Didn't like having to pay for checked luggage."

Pros: "People are accomodating and approachable."
Cons: "too much turbulence."

Cons: "Everything!!"

Cons: "Had no idea I was had to pay 40.00 extra for a carry on."

Pros: "Good service"

Cons: "LATE LATE LATE. Always late!!"

Pros: "Easy to check in. Everyone very helpful and friendly."
Cons: "No criticisms"

Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "Frontier is all around archaic in a modern world."

Cons: "not able to take the carry on into the plane and paying 40$ to check it in."

Pros: "All good."

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