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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.

High season

November Most popular time to fly with an average 8% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$213 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$97 or less

Good deal one-way

$58 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from San Diego to San Francisco Bay Area for the following prices or less: to San Francisco $73 one-way - $124 round-trip
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  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to San Francisco Bay Area is January.
  • Morning departure is around 17% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving San Diego to San Francisco Bay Area

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,258 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The check-in kiosk was easy to use."
Cons: "Better bag drop process, smoother boarding process, and friendlier staff."

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"

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

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 seats"
Cons: "Nothing it’s was great"

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: "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."

Pros: "It was all good."

Pros: "arrived quickly and"

Pros: "Very late sound didn’t work"

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: "Thank you for recycling in the cabin!"

Pros: "Just great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Economy is always cramped, not just an Alaska comment. My computer almost got destroyed because the guy in front leaned his seat back"

Cons: "Two lines for what?"

Cons: "My emotional therapy dog of 7 pounds got part of her paw ripped off on an airport escalator. Though she was bleeding profusely all over me, I was not allowed to use the first aid kit to bandage her. I had to bring her to an emergency vet upon landing in Minneapolis"

Pros: "Had to pay for wifi (which I didn't) but movies were free and halal texted for free even though I dont know if it actually worked because I didn't get a response"

Pros: "not crowded"
Cons: "almost 3 hrs late"

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

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

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: "It's kind of fun to ride in the small planes even though they are less comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't know that carryon suitcases wouldn't fit inside the plane. If this was mentioned somewhere in my ticket paperwork, I missed it. I would have prepared my toiletries better if I had known in advance."

Pros: "great"

Pros: "boarding and disembark were good for premier as was seating comfort"
Cons: "There is no substitute for a wide body aircraft"

Pros: "Online check in"

Cons: "It got delayed and they didn't tell us until we got here."

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."

Pros: "Boarding was very clear, some airports you can't hear what group they are calling to board. In addition they had a screen to show which group was boarding which was very helpful. The staff was nice, no issues."

Pros: "Boarding process was quick and easy definitely worth the extra more compared to southwest"

Pros: "I liked that there were outlets on the seatbacks so that you could charge your electronic devices."

Pros: "Kindness of staff, cleanliness of craft."

Pros: "Entertainment options excellent. Very happy to have my own row seat (exit row)."
Cons: "Snack options (goldfish, biscotti cookie) getting tired."

Pros: "Smooth and fast."
Cons: "Headphones should be free. Also some free food would be nice."

Cons: "The flight was more than 4 hours late making us miss our connections"

Pros: "Crew and all folks. I had not flown Delta for a while. Based on this flight, I’ll put Delta as a first option in future plans."

Cons: "Bring ear buds if you want to watch/listen to a movie. Delta changes for ear buds Everything else was fine"

Cons: "Missed flight due to unnecessary delays"

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "flight was diverted an hour away for refueling because of weather over SLC. But SLC opened before we even landed at Grand Junction, CO. I had 8 mins to run between concourses to catch the next flight. My bags didn’t make the flight and have perishable food items. But it is what it is."

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"

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: "Departing"
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"

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: "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!"

Cons: "Left 30 minutes late from SLC."

Pros: "Everyone was very friendly, especially when checking in"

Cons: "The monitors kept on freezing"

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."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Fabulous fight. Attentive staff and I love the free entertainment tv’s."

Cons: "No entertainment"

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: "Nothing"

Cons: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"

Pros: "Free movies was nice, service friendly."
Cons: "Long flight but shorter than scheduled, awesome."

Pros: "I like the fact that I was issued a credit for my flight. It was booked in error and had to be cancelled."
Cons: "I don't know how to use my credit."

Cons: "They charged $300 for 3 bags"

Pros: "Pilot flew flawless crew kind and helpful it was a full flight and impressed helpful passengers to get on board was."
Cons: "Disappointed airplane not equipped with free movies. I bought ear buds on return flight for that purpose"

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: "Crew was courtesy"
Cons: "1hour delay from departing LAX runway - not good"

Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "On time boarding in Seattle."
Cons: "Delayed in Los Angeles for about an hour. Checked on flight tracker and this flight is consistently delayed 20-40 minutes. Why hasn't Delta done anything to improve this?"

Pros: "Flight was delayed for over 6 hours. Not an ideal way to spend the day."

Pros: "More entertainment options were added. Thank you"
Cons: "It didn't fly fast enough. Jk. Not much to say"

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: "Flight attrndants on delta are mostly ok-- but there are several with bad attitudes who cannot communicate They will just point at things and mumble incoherently with incomplete sentences They will not turn there hips when walking down the aisle to avoid hitting people & they"
Cons: "Flight attendants are miserable"

Pros: "What is the issue?"

Pros: "That my flight was on time"
Cons: "Pretty much everything else about it"

Cons: "The flight was over 20 minutes early"

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Arrived 15 mins late and then taxied for another 5-10 mins."

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: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crews service"

Cons: "I find seats a bit narrow"

Pros: "Phoenix to Santa Rosa 10 times better than Phoenix to San Francisco then driving the rest of the way."
Cons: "Luggage took a long time to collect in Santa Rosa."

Cons: "delayed/not on time"

Pros: "Nothing"
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."

Cons: "I would have liked more Rosé."

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."

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.."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants, filthy plane"

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"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I am very grateful for the pilots who quickly turned around and immediately flew for us. Even though they weren't the ones scheduled to pilot my plane, they did and had a good additive about it."
Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence in the flight that had no warning at all. I was walking in an aisle when it started and almost fell and would've appreciated more advanced notice. It was a bummer that the flight was delayed, but that happens and I understand it."

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Flight was late eariving at gate in Dallas and missed connection to Nashville. However, was put on a flight that left just 2 hours later"

Pros: "Good."

Pros: "The flight from San Diego to Chicago went well. We left on time and arrived a little earlier than expected. I was worried about the weather delaying our flight once we go to Chicago but we encounter different problems. as I will explain next."

Pros: "Seats are the most uncomfortable seats ever"

Pros: "Nothing"
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: "I was comfortable. I entered and exited the plane very fast."

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

Pros: "Friendly staff."

Cons: "Delayed twice"

Cons: "Seat"

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"

Pros: "Spaceous"
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!"

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"

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: "Everything"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"

Cons: "Delays"

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."

Pros: "Cheap"
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."
Cons: "Nothing"

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."

Pros: "Nothing"
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."

Pros: "Plane wasn't packed! I love that. No delays except for an early arrival wait..."
Cons: "No wi-fi and desperate fees for bags was a hassle"

Pros: "Easy boarding process"
Cons: "No leg room"

Pros: "I had a small bag with me & they charged $57 just to Carry it with me on the plane ,i was very surprised .each way"

Pros: "Take off wasn't harsh like usually is. Fight attentand was very attentive"

Cons: "More organized boarding by zones, faster process, less late comers & less plane delays."

Pros: "Just great! Pay for things you need only."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "The food menu looked goid although I did not purchase anything."
Cons: "Employees were not very friendly. There were about 8 self service kiosks and only one was working."

Pros: "Low ticket price"
Cons: "to check in one bag it was $52. My seat was all the way in the back next to the bathrooms."

Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "When checkkng in i was surprised by all of the upcharges. Felt like it was a bait and switch."

Cons: "Customer unfriendly"

Pros: "Timeliness"

Pros: "Very smooth and relaxing"

Cons: "I had to wait 45 minutes to receive my luggage in baggage claim....do not know what happened but not acceptable."

Pros: "Worst ever"

Cons: "60$ for each piece of luggage, even if it's a carry on? That doubled the price of our flights, and we had no idea. I'm sure it was in the fine print, but still - rediculous"

Pros: "Actual plane interior was nice."
Cons: "Baggage policy is misleading and absurd. $50 for a carry on doesn't make any sense."

Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "It's was delayed causing for a lot of expensive ad ons."

Cons: "Stated that we were NOT boarding. Also the gate number was wrong on the transfer and several people who were not me were sitting at the wrong gate and did not hear the announcer's voice and were pissed."

Cons: "Very bad service another company's it's butter"

Cons: "I lost my baggage for half an hour or little longer."

Cons: "Was not accommodating. I wanted to do standby. The agent did not help"

Pros: "Organized"
Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "boarding was fast"
Cons: "you have to pay for basically everything (even for a caryy on"

Pros: "The plane arrives I had of schedule."
Cons: "The Seat on the plane don't recline and the space is minimal, very uncomfortable."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Worst seat I've had! Very rude attendants, after charging me and my colleague 130 Dollars for our backpacks(!?), I was trying to make a joke with the attendant and asked her if it at least comes with a smile. She told me no ( very seriously) and that that's an extra charge. Then she started telling me about that she is there from 3 am ... does costumes really need to get this kind of attitude?"

Pros: "The price The captain had a good sense of humor"
Cons: "Being squished in the middle seat next to two very large people, one of whom was particularly smelly"

Pros: "Great trip!"
Cons: "Confusing airport."

Cons: "Did not have food or entertainment so N/A"

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "the price"
Cons: "paying for everything and nothing is complimentary"

Pros: "Smooth quiet no turbulance... Get ride :-) :-) :-) :-)"

Cons: "Several delays. Charge for every type of service. I guess it's my fault for flying cheap"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "The fact that they don't accept responsibility for items stolen from customer's checked-in luggage is absurd. Their policy in regards to this seems like they rather keep theiving employees than customers."

Cons: "Delayed flights Small air plane Little to no communication"

Pros: "It was cheap."
Cons: "I got what I paid for."

Pros: "Quick, inexpensive"

Pros: "Upgraded to more legroom."

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Delayed over an hour on the runway, crappy vodka"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was stranded for almost three extra days due to canceled flights. And was only given two round trip flights."

Pros: "I was prepared for what I've been hearing about spirit and because of that everything went beautifully. Went really great in fact."

Cons: "Both flights , to and from destination were delayed quite a bit"

Cons: "Someone sprayed perfume. That is not okay in a confined space. It's irritating but more importantly there are people with allergies to compounds found in perfume. It'd be nice if they counseled passengers not to do it."

Pros: "No Fills, good price"
Cons: "Rough ride, I'm a bad flyer, was very nervous, everyone else seemed ok."

Pros: "Simple and quick"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "How it seems like the person calling the shots at spirit airlines has their head up something or needs help pulling their head out of something....."
Cons: "Worst day ever!!!"

Cons: "The hour on the tarmac at lax because of paperwork."

Pros: "Super nice staff"
Cons: "My TSA was not on my ticket"

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Safety measures for airlines flying from San Diego to San Francisco Bay Area

Airlines flying from San Diego to San Francisco Bay Area have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Diego to San Francisco Bay Area

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Diego to San Francisco Bay Area

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Diego to San Francisco Bay Area

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Diego to San Francisco Bay Area

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