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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 8h 31m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Frontier ($50) and American Airlines ($148), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($138) and Multiple Airlines ($161).
From San Diego to Portland, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Portland back to San Diego , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday 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 Portland, also known as Portland Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Smooth and fast."
Cons: "Headphones should be free. Also some free food would be nice."
Pros: "It was an intern final destination and the boarding crew answered all my questions and put me at ease."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."
Cons: "Bring ear buds if you want to watch/listen to a movie. Delta changes for ear buds Everything else was fine"
Pros: "Crew and plane are great"
Pros: "The crew was wonderful, the food was great, the ride was wonderful."
Pros: "Love Delta. They will always be my #1 choice."
Cons: "Seats aren’t super comfy, but that’s true of economy on any plane."
Cons: "Boarding took a long time"
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "Plane was way too hot and stuffy, wasn't until about 20 min into flight before started to cool down."
Pros: "Everything was great except for the man that smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta."
Cons: "A man smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta, and I didn’t see ANY kind of repercussions for his endangering all of our lives. I would’ve very much liked to see him detained for the remainder of the flight."
Pros: "Nothing more to say!"
Pros: "Delta was OK"
Cons: "Lack of attention by the fly stuard in Virgin Australia Virgin had a 45´delay"
Pros: "Flight was on time and arrived a little early."
Cons: "I was seated next to a very large man (6’5” he said) and had no room in my seat. Thankfully the seats in front of us were empty and the flight attendant moved him."
Cons: "More than 4.5 hrs in taxi waiting to take off. Due to “few rain” and after 3.5 hrs we needed to refuel when we were about FINALLY close to our turn for take off. Horrible service by DELTA. Never flying again with them"
Cons: "Ran out of snacks by the time they got to my row"
Pros: "seating, food, service"
Cons: "No will fi"
Cons: "Very late .missed connection. Agents in Detroit were worthless to get us on different connection"
Pros: "Movies, baggage price, snacks, friendly! And check carry on when full fir free"
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: "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: "on time"
Cons: "Trying too hard to fit as many as possible"
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: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"
Cons: "They charged $300 for 3 bags"
Cons: "I forgot my wired ear phone so I purchased the earphone. I knew i shouldn't expected anything for $2 but really I couldn't hear anything at all to watch the movie. It's used to be free, now even paid the quality of the stuff is really suck."
Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Cons: "All was well"
Pros: "The short flight was fine. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Because we arrived to LAX from SAN so late we had to run to the next gate and barely made the flight. The overhead bins were already very full so we had to stuff our stuff at our feet. Since we arrived so late it would have been better if they had allowed those with a tight connection to disembark first."
Pros: "They kept me fed and hydrated the whole time, they let you watch brand new movies free, the seats are super comfortable. They allow a personal item and carry on at no extra charge."
Pros: "What is the issue?"
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: "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"
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: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Arrived 15 mins late and then taxied for another 5-10 mins."
Cons: "Undersized overhead bins so ALL carry-on rollerbags had to be checked."
Pros: "Service. Sweet attendant."
Cons: "Extreme delays"
Pros: "Flight attendants were competent."
Cons: "Air conditioning was extremely noisy."
Pros: "Very easy flight & process"
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: "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: "Delayed, bumpy and staff didn’t look for headphones"
Cons: "3 boarding doors less than 50 feet apart with departures leaving within 15 min of each other created a difficult to penetrate gaggle."
Pros: "Everyone had to relocate to 3 different gates which was a bit annoying. Because I was tired i was not as patient as I normally am but was finally glad that we boarded and was on my way back home."
Pros: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."
Cons: "Surprised to see they charge $50 carry on fees at the gate."
Pros: "Courteous staff! Very accommodating."
Cons: "The company did great, no complaints."
Pros: "The way the pilot and crew handled the "injured" passenger."
Cons: "Fizzy bubbles felt on my arm and hair as flight attendant passing out drinks. She was filling them too full."
Cons: "Racist gate agent made me check my baggage even though it fit."
Pros: "Staff at SAN was good helpful. Check in was seemless."
Cons: "Wishing that they would serve something to drink — even if I would have to pay for it. Flight attendant gave me wrong directions and I left for another terminal while my carry on luggage (which had to be checked) was still at the gate. I had to wait until it arrived at baggage claim."
Pros: "The friendly and attentive flight staff."
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Not accessible. The tv wasn’t captioned"
Pros: "The entertainment system is awesome made the flight go by so fast seats were comfortable"
Cons: "While using the entertainment system the airplane announcement system was way too loud I believe you are going to have lawsuits eventually for loss of hearing everybody around me was jerking to take the earphones out of their ears because the announcement system was way too loud across the entertainment system"
Cons: "All the different prices for seats. I think it is a stupid system. Miss the good old days of air travel."
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: "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: "Flights were on time. Airport was clean."
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"
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: "every flight was on time and left promptly. hostesses were courteous and helpful"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food. Cold breakfast sandwich. Really? Cold bacon and egg."
Pros: "What wasn't there to like it was truly amazing. I had a great time."
Pros: "Easy on ! Organized"
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: "Didn't happen"
Cons: "Made me take off sweater out of my bag cause my bag was 0.5 lbs over weight."
Cons: "Seat area had a good deal of trash around it and in the seat back pocket"
Pros: "Your reminders!"
Pros: "Arrived to destination 30min early! Boarded and took off exactlymon time!"
Cons: "Nothing, everything went perfectly smooth"
Pros: "The employees."
Pros: "Nice service"
Pros: "Not really impressed"
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: "We arrived safely on time."
Cons: "Bathroom is too small. Announcements were anxiety inducing. Sick people on the airplane spreading germs."
Cons: "Don't like being squeezed in, but it is what it is"
Pros: "Friendly staff, and an informative pilot."
Pros: "The wide seats"
Cons: "Big space"
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Long time in air..."
Cons: "They gave away my seat to a standby before the the time they said. I rebooked with southwest"
Pros: "The United Club Lounge is the best."
Pros: "Bad day, splurged after other flt cancelled and separated from family, attentive staff, nice ride"
Cons: "Clunky electronic access"
Pros: "Need to offer a better snack Bathroom was messy and smelly Overall I do like United"
Pros: "Everything was smooth. No delays and no mean customers or workers"
Pros: "On time...."
Cons: "Bigger plane than usual.."
Cons: "the whole experience was horrible."
Cons: "No space, outdated non-working air, extremely hot and stuffy, VERY dry air, no screens"
Cons: "Long wait on the plane on the tarmac."
Pros: "I like the staff they were very nice."
Cons: "It was to cold on the plane and did give blankets but it help a little"
Pros: "Nice and easy"
Cons: "N a"
Cons: "Needed more that a 6oz cup of water, no free movies/TV."
Pros: "The plugs"
Cons: "To small"
Pros: "Easy booking."
Pros: "I wish I would have caught her name but the staff member at the boarding gate was fabulous! She is someone I would want representing my company."
Cons: "The wafer served with the beverage & my seat assignment stunk."
Cons: "The video and sound on the planes needs some updating or some technical work."
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: "Deverted to Newark to get to portland"
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"
Pros: "Row A"
Cons: "My checked bag was left in Chicago. Major inconvenience"
Pros: "Great seat"
Pros: "no snacks unless you pay"
Cons: "seats are too tight"
Pros: "This leg of the trip was fine, on time and they provided blankets! Satisfied, but the mobile version of this rating site does not allow me to change the rating to higher."
Pros: "I was comfortable. I entered and exited the plane very fast."
Cons: "Free food and baggage"
Cons: "Frontier is an airlines that doesn't care about its customer. Period!"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Delayed twice"
Cons: "Pay for snacks!? Water not free? Won't fly this again"
Pros: "Cost of ticket"
Cons: "Paying for bag delays and the chairs and no free snacks offered"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence...snacks were over priced but that's to be expected"
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."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
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: "We landed early."
Cons: "The gate wasn't ready so we sat in the plane for 40 minutes waiting."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy"
Cons: "The chairs were uncomfortable to sit in for long flights."
Pros: "I am thankful to have received an email update."
Cons: "The 7.5 hr layover was not what i payed for."
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 think it would much better if you give a snack to passengers"
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: "Boarding was 15-25 min late on all my Frontier flights."
Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac for a gate"
Cons: "Had to wait after landing in Denver for gate to be free. About a 30 minute wait."
Cons: "took 5 flights on a XC trip in two weeks. 4 of the 5 flights were late/delayed."
Pros: "Fast and easy frontier employees are very helpful"
Cons: "They don't take cash with foods and drinks and my card wasn't working"
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: "I asked for a seat change and they were so accommodating. In general, efficient but also friendly and elaxed service. I also liked the intercom messages, they explained the reason for the rule."
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: "LATE LATE LATE. Always late!!"
Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "Frontier is all around archaic in a modern world."
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