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Low season

JulyBest time to beat the crowds with an average 12% drop in price.

High season

JanuaryMost popular time to fly with an average 7% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$145(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$126or less

Good deal one-way

$74or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $74 or less one-way and $126 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from San Diego to San Francisco was found 0 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 December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 5% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • If you’ve booked a flight from San Diego to San Francisco with United Airlines, you can benefit from the airline’s lounge at San Diego Airport (SAN). Located in the mezzanine level of Terminal 2 after the security check, the lounge spoils passengers with beverages, snacks and a calm work environment. Pass holders and Business Class flyers gain access for free, but any other passenger of this airline can also enter by paying around $59 at the door.
  • How about a relaxing massage before boarding your flight from San Diego to San Francisco? The Be Relax Spa is situated in Terminal 2 of the San Diego airport and offers a wide array of massages and beauty treatments for the perfect start of your journey.
  • Who wouldn’t like a dog to see them off at the airport? San Diego airport is especially popular for its Ready Pet Go service. Various canines roam the airport building and welcome or see off passengers with wagging tails and happy demeanors. These specially trained dogs can be petted and are a delight for passengers young and old.
  • Explore San Francisco according to your own terms and rent a car for your time in the city. The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has its own car rental center that can be conveniently reached with the AirTrain, which connects all terminals and the center. Here you will find various companies like Avis, Hertz, and National.
  • Should your stomach already rumble after your arrival in San Francisco, you can benefit from the selection of restaurants in the airport’s Food Court, situated in the main terminal hall. Here you’ll find American cuisine in eateries like Potrero Grill as well as international dishes in Koi Palace or 24th & Mission Taco House.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving San Diego to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,349 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "crew was great and the landing was like a paper airplane!!!"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Organización y rapidez"
Cons: "Un cafe"

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: "Courteous and servient steward!"

Cons: "Is the plane was on time"

Pros: "good food and good movie selection."

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: "Delays"

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"

Cons: "My luggages was not come at the destination. We don’t have clothes to changes for 2 days."

Pros: "Very late sound didn’t work"

Pros: "Smooth experience"
Cons: "Gogoinflight wifi can be erratic"

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

Cons: "No comfort given to passengers despite 2.5 hr delay in leaving and another 1 hr on the ground after landing"

Pros: "Partnership with Virgin. Drink orders."
Cons: "boarding process didn’t go by the script and was a mess"

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."

Cons: "Reading lights did not work. Fortunately I could move"

Pros: "Team very nice and polite."
Cons: "All the airplanes should have screens"

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

Pros: "The extra seat next to me."
Cons: "The fact that my baggage got left in Portland."

Pros: "great"

Pros: "Online check in"

Pros: "Alll"

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: "Nothing got seat by the toilet"
Cons: "Everything stressed"

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

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The landing was a bit abrupt"

Pros: "Comfortable"

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

Pros: "I would like to have ore of a grace period to check baggage."

Cons: "Bad social distance"

Pros: "Felt safe and sanitary"

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

Cons: "Terrible delays"

Cons: "Better food offerings"

Pros: "No food, late by hour"

Cons: "Sat on tarmac for 20 mins because we were early..."

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

Pros: "Service by crew. I was flying economy but it was par to business class."

Pros: "Very comfortable, no complaints."

Pros: "The guy announcing the boarding was a hoot! Great sense of humor."

Cons: "No delays. And have the terminal bridge in working order"

Cons: "Boarding took a long time"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Took off late. Other than that very comfortable and great experience"

Pros: "Nothing more to say!"

Pros: "If offering free WiFi to Amex platinum card holders it needs to work f"
Cons: "Fix it"

Pros: "Having three seats."
Cons: "I had three seats to myself! After getting elbowed all the way from Amsterdam to Minneapolis, I was tired and I slept three good hours."

Pros: "Delta was OK"
Cons: "Lack of attention by the fly stuard in Virgin Australia Virgin had a 45´delay"

Pros: "That it got me home"

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."

Cons: "I will avoid middle seat from now on"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Take a long time to taxi to the gate & getting off the plane."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Multilpe delays"

Cons: "late leaving, arriving and taxing."

Pros: "Courteous staff."
Cons: "Having to check a firearm inside and having it looked at by non-tsa personnel."

Pros: "Great selection of movies"

Pros: "Everything went off without a hitch."

Pros: "Food was plenty."
Cons: "Long security lines at Logan. No free WiFi"

Pros: "on time"

Cons: "See above"

Cons: "Got in early"

Cons: "Force me to take a bad seat"

Cons: "Trying too hard to fit as many as possible"

Cons: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"

Pros: "The temp"
Cons: "It was too hot."

Cons: "They charged $300 for 3 bags"

Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"

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

Pros: "We'd paid extra for main cabin so hot to choose seats and got in flight entertainment.. Staff were friendly."
Cons: "No free wifi."

Pros: "What is the issue?"

Pros: "The boarding was efficient"
Cons: "Three hour departure delay. No explanation given. No apology."

Pros: "I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!"

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."

Cons: "Need more space"

Cons: "Traveling in a 737-800, there is no displays at your seat. One must BYOD. Wifi was spotty."

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: "On time. Fast boarding. Comfortable seating."

Cons: "50 minute wait for a gate to deplane. How could there not be a gate at 10:30 pm? It’s not like our arrival was a surprise!?"

Cons: "On Time. Delayed advice 3 times."

Pros: "Comfortable"
Cons: "I was in 10C a So I was able to hear a disgruntled AA employee. Just like office politics. But up in the air. I didn’t need to hear"

Cons: "Seat pitch was too tight, especially when the person in front of me pushed their seat back."

Cons: "Delays sucked."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Highly skilled pilot."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crews service"

Pros: "Everyone was nice and it went smoothly!"

Pros: "No"

Cons: "Never made it"

Cons: "Delay luggage"

Pros: "entertaining system"
Cons: "food could be better, not bad though"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "The staff was very nice and passed around several times offering drinks and food"
Cons: "The food selections is literally three things. I ordered the cheese tray and the grapes were rotten. I mean, it is already pricey and on top of that bad quality"

Cons: "delayed/not on time"

Cons: "The flight was delayed. The food was not great. There is not a lot of space in these planes, and it was a long flight. There is no power supply."

Pros: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."

Cons: "Lateness, seat comfort and gate checking a duffel bag"

Cons: "Surprised to see they charge $50 carry on fees at the gate."

Cons: "the connection time between flights was NOT adequate especially considering I had to go through customs! AA did page me and had a representative (I think his name was Brian) waiting for me to help me get to my connection. He gave me a bright red/orange tag. I still hit some barriers. I was stopped in security and my carry on was put aside to be searched. It sat and sat . I explained to the man I had to go. He said he was working alone, so I had to wait. I was ready to leave it and just run to catch the flight, but the security man said I wasn't allowed to do that. He finally called someone else to search my bag (nothing found) I did make it...barely!"

Pros: "Timely upgrade. Great service."

Pros: "Sightsee"
Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Quick and did good job"
Cons: "After flying Japan Airlines I wish there were more free food and entertainment"

Cons: "No electrical outlets. No monitors"

Pros: "Loved the entertainment features. Great movie selection!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight was on time."

Pros: "Service in coach was nice and attentive."

Cons: "experienced a 1hr mechanical delay. it would be nice if refreshments were served."

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

Cons: "For a flight five hours or more I was disappointed that there was no complimentary food. It otherwise it was fine"

Pros: "blanket made it comfortable"
Cons: "No entertainment options"

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"

Cons: "No Gogo entertainment"

Pros: "Good free entertainment. Thanks."
Cons: "No good free snacks. Only free drinks."

Cons: "Seat was awkward. Staff didn't respond to 2 calls of with the button. Air seemed exceptionally dry and was oddly warm."

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

Pros: "Entertainment"

Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses to transfer from AA to PAL."

Cons: "That fact that on both ways they changed our flights which either we got to the destination late or we had to run across the airport so we don't miss our flights"

Cons: "People still using mobiles as we were taking off. Crew seemed not too bothered."

Pros: "Tebsnacks were awesome!!"

Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Sits were not comfortable."

Pros: "Crew was ok"
Cons: "UA won’t let you print your boarding pass if you don’t have carry on bags, even though they ask you this because they don’t believe you!!! They make a ground staff check then they issue you boarding pass!"

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 !"

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!!!!"

Pros: "Short and sweet no problem"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The flight attendants were professional and courteous"
Cons: "The carry on policy, the seats, the completelack of information on how to connect with wifi. The "sorry you might miss your connecting flight because we're running behind, but once you get off this plane nothing that happens to you is our problem even if we caused it to happen" attitude."

Pros: "???"
Cons: "The counter person was inexperienced."

Pros: "plane is new/crew was friendly"
Cons: "no legroom/food was horrible; worst ever on any flight I have taken to and from korea. Worst"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Worst crew, bad food, small personal space. Cheapskate company."

Cons: "the person helping me couldn't understand her and she was aggressive and charged me too much and wouldn't make adjustments about it."

Pros: "Truly don't remember his name but there was one young man on the plane that was very helpful highly recommend he's only been with the airline about 8 months and what is professional in every way thank you"

Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "It was a short flight. Didn’t dislike anything other than paying for TV/movies."

Cons: "Not only was boarding delayed almost 2 hours. Once we were on the plane, we sat on the tarmac for over an hour. We landed in SFO at 12:45 and missed my connector to Bend. United was not willing to do anything for me for the inconvenience (except hand out blankets)...so I slept in the airport until the next available flight at 8 a.m. the next more...I hope."

Pros: "The flight journey had turbulence, but the landing shows the pilot just not having good skill during landing, extremely rough"
Cons: "Landing"

Cons: "The vegetarian meal was not very good."

Pros: "Ive been delayed at the airport since 9 am it’s is now 9:41 pm and finally switched to an American Airlines flight so I can get home. Good thing I did because now that same flight is delayed until 8:45 tomorrow morning."

Pros: "They gave us free tv since we had to wait so long and they made us wait for an hour on the tarmac."
Cons: "We had a connecting flight from San Francisco that we missed due to their delays. We still don't know why it was delayed. They didnt give a clear or concise reason for the delays. Our flight landed a few minutes before our connecting flight departed and instead of holding the plane like they have done in other reviews I've read they actually took off early. We were automatically given tickets to the next flight out to our final destination (which was 6 hours later.) This was sucky but we didn't have control over it so we dealt with it. However when we went to customer service to print our new tickets we were "greeted" with two apathetic employees. The first one we didn't actually get to interact with because after waiting in line for 10 minutes when it was finally our turn he held his hand up to stop us from walking up to the counter and just left. No explanation just headed out. So we headed over to the "premier" line for a procedure that should literally take 3 minutes to interact with the next employee who made it somehow our fault that we were mildly upset with the situation. My father always told me United "sucks" we gave them a chance but we should have heeded his fatherly advice. Oh and a bonus my traveling partner has a broken pelvis so sitting around for hours on end was just salt to the wound."

Pros: "I am lucky to check-in earlier with United, staffs at counter is very nice and courtesy, he was able to book an earlier flight so I could catch up on time with my scheduled flight to China, I was boarding the United 9:45 but its departure was roughly around 11:15 am"
Cons: "Flight delay that could affect my international flight connection Which I had only 1:05 between flight"

Pros: "Easy on ! Organized"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I paid $50 extra for a flight to leave at 5 instead of 8 and they ended up so late that the cheaper flight left before we did. Overbooked and packed to the point of immobility."

Pros: "Friendly, cheerful cabin crew."
Cons: "If I wanted to check my bag I wouldn't have dragged it through the airport. Boarding was a mess. Too many people put both their personal item and their bag up top. The whole boarding process stopped when people with bags there was no space for ran into people trying to get to the back of the plane. It was stuck still for a good five minutes while we figured out how to un-jam the space. I blame airline policies that discourage checking a bag, at any weight. I really dislike gate checking a bag."

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: "From flight attendants who shouted, rather than help sort out seat assignments, to repeatedly announcing the luggage was on the empty, stopped carousel 4 when it was really over on 2, the service on the red eye was irritating from start to finish."

Cons: "Didn't happen"

Pros: "Your reminders!"

Pros: "The employees."

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "the rest"

Pros: "Bad weather caused my flights to be re-routed, but United did wonderful in arranging for an similar arrival time to my final destination. I am very grateful for that. I can't judge the airline on something they have no control over."
Cons: "The bad weather that caused my flights to be re-routed!"

Pros: "Everything was quick and convenient! No hassles! Smooth sailing"

Pros: "We arrived safely on time."
Cons: "Bathroom is too small. Announcements were anxiety inducing. Sick people on the airplane spreading germs."

Cons: "On my flight back during taking off, I was throwing a trash away into a little bag that is also designed for vomiting. When I pushed a trash into the bag, I felt that it was already wet. Somebody vomited into it at the previous flight and placed it back to the seat's packet. I am not telling that it was the cleaning crew's mistake because it looked like unused until I pushed my hand into it, but it was still a very unpleasant experience and could be also a health hazard."

Pros: "Missed connection in SF to Medford due to other planes at our gate not allowing us to de-board on time to make my connection to Medford ...!!"

Pros: "The United Club Lounge is the best."

Pros: "Pre-check was fast Ride was pleasant Crew friendly."
Cons: "It was all good."

Pros: "Everything, except one thing"
Cons: "Little kid screaming the whole flight, kicking my seat. Parent threatened me and yelled at me."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They did not let my daughter board to safely get home to my mother because she was to tall for a two year old and even after they were provided a birth certificate they still gave her seat up and wouldn't put her on a plane home until I bought another ticket. I am military I only flew with united because we have a contract with them"

Pros: "We were making an emergency trip to S.F. and everything thing was on time."
Cons: "Though we travel on United and have a United card the price of getting a last minute flight on a plane that was almost half empty was absurd. We will rent a car to return home."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "the whole experience was horrible."

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Plane was really noisy and made a weird noise during takeoff and landing. Sad thing was I had to board the saw plane from San Francisco to St. Louis as well!"

Pros: "The service was great."

Cons: "Seats, lines, late"

Pros: "Plane leaving SFO never showed. Airlines called for a replacement plane 4 hours after scheduled dep time. Never using United again if it can be helped."
Cons: "See remarks."

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: "My flight got delayed almost two hours and nothing to was offered like it's very normal to be delayed"

Cons: "The flight was cancelled"

Cons: "crew members could have been friendlier"

Pros: "flight crew was really nice"
Cons: "-The service at the gate was really slow and really rude. They tried to convince me that my bag was too big for the overhead and wouldn't be able to go on the flight, even though it fit easily into their test bin, and when I got on, there was PLENTY of room for everyones bag. -The seats were really narrow. More narrow than other airlines. -The back of seat video monitors don't turn off, and if you want to watch them, it's expensive. So basically, you're inundated with ads the entire flight. -there wasn't full drink service on my flight, and not everyone was offered the same thing. some people got juice, the rest of us just got water."

Pros: "The plane was very comfortable and the pilot kept us well informed on our flight."
Cons: "I didn't like how the tv screens flashed from one screen to another throughout the whole flight. I would have just liked them off. The other thing was one of the stewardesses walked up and down the isle like a bull in a china shop. She hit my shoulder at least 4 times as she walked by and never slowed down."

Pros: "Every time the winds shift south they get delayed or cancel flights to smaller airports."
Cons: "Multiple gate shifts, lack of communication with customer. Blaming flight cancellation on weather at destination when that wasn't the case at all. Geez don't lie it's not necessary! Had to take flight to Portland extra two hours of ground travel. No reimbursement. Weather issue you can't blame us. Funny the 737 had no issues departing SFO to PDX."

Cons: "Terrible."

Pros: "Cheap, you travel from point A to point B"
Cons: "They don't even serve water!"

Cons: "The change of flights. Had to stay in airport overnight!"

Cons: "Everything is an upcharge - carryon, a seat that reclines, etc."

Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac for a gate"

Pros: "Friendly attitude"
Cons: "Should be an agent helping people in line at ticket counter. More ticket counter agents."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "took 5 flights on a XC trip in two weeks. 4 of the 5 flights were late/delayed."

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

Cons: "Delay"

Cons: "Space"

Pros: "the low fares"
Cons: "the delays and carry on charges"

Pros: "same as above"

Cons: "Frontier doesn't lease enough gates. Waited 35 minutes after landing for gate to clear. Both flights. Frontier late in unloading bags. Waited 40 minutes at luggage carousel. Frontier lost my bag"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "trash airline"

Pros: "Inexpensive"
Cons: "Seat extremely uncomfortable for a person my height (6') and not adjustable in any way. Not a ton of leg room either, though not noticeably less legroom than other airlines."

Pros: "Delay for too long. It took so long after landing! What are the ground crews doing?"

Cons: "We were stuck on the runway for over an hour after we landed and getting our luggage was a DISASTER. They changed the location of our baggage claim carousel with minimal notice, only to change it back to the original carousel with NO NOTICE. It took over an hour again for our luggage to come out and it trickled in so slowly, that I ended up getting my bag a full two and a half hours after we landed. Awful experience."

Cons: "Frontier charges for the most basic amenities that other airlines provide (non alcoholic beverages and carry-on luggage space)."

Pros: "Not"
Cons: "Everything . Plus they lost my bag. Will neve fly Frontier again."

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 felt clean."
Cons: "Surprise charges for seat assignments and outrageous charges for carry on luggage. Uncomfortable sears with no leg room. Too many announcements, ads spoken through intercom."

Cons: "luggage was lost seating very cramped had to rush to board, almost missed connection"

Cons: "Frontier is the biggest rip off of an airline in America."

Pros: "Friendly passengers around me"
Cons: "Long delay, no meals available, no water offered, nothing to read"

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

Pros: "Excellente"
Cons: "Excellent"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything. what has happened to frontier? wont fly them again"

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

Pros: "The bare bones frontier philosophy leaves nothing to like"
Cons: "Feeling like cattle"

Cons: "Delayed, no notifications"

Cons: "The lack of wifi; the lack of leg room"

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

Pros: "Cheapest airline ever"

Cons: "I wish you will take cash payments for meal purchase"

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

Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable"

Pros: "seating too hard- need more cushioning"

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

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

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Cheap, until you had to pay for bags and drinks."
Cons: "Had to wait for over 1/2 hour to disembark."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Horrible service"

Cons: "Frontier nickles and dimes you."

Pros: "Very informative on where to go!"
Cons: "Not very informational on security policy"

Cons: "The Chicago airport was terrible both times. Things not clearly marked. Staff not friendly or available. Long term parking very hard to find and pricing very unclear. Didn't realize we would have to pay additional for just a seat and carry on luggage"

Cons: "Did not have any food or drink"

Cons: "No help from ANYONE from this airline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What's wrong with you people??????????????????"

Cons: "I will not fly Frontier again."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Sitting on the plane for over an Hour before take off. No complimentary water or snacks."

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