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Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
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Top 3 airlines serving San Diego to Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

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

Cons: "Flught was delayed for 2 hours"

Pros: "Enough room for my legs"
Cons: "No head phones! Maybe offer while waiting before boarding!"

Pros: "Great airline"

Pros: "The people who work for Alaska Airlines"
Cons: "I had a carry-on suitcase, but it wouldn't fit. It had to be checked, which was what I was trying to avoid."

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

Pros: "didn't crash"
Cons: "sat in a middle seat"

Cons: "Couldn't find any way to input my TSA Pre-Check number so ended up standing in the long line... For that reason alone, I won't buy through Kayak again"

Pros: "1st class and iMessage"
Cons: "No tv/wifi to watch anything"

Pros: "Enjoyed the beer and wine."

Pros: "Everything went smoothly!"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Good space seating !"
Cons: "No complaints !"

Pros: "I liked everything except the fee for checking in a bag."
Cons: "I have no complaints ! I really like this airline"

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

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

Cons: "Too cold"

Pros: "Everything else was standard"
Cons: "The jumbled mess of a line getting on the plane. I would much prefer an organized line without crowding"

Pros: "Check in was fast. Airport was hassle free. Uber was easy."

Pros: "Alaska Airlines"

Cons: "Lost baggage, no compensation"

Pros: "I liked that they have Danny devito has a mascot"

Pros: "the folks at Alaska Airlines were super helpful and outgoing. They really make your happiness a priority."

Cons: "Departure happened when we were supposed to arrive"

Pros: "i luv flying :)"

Pros: "Coconut chicken was actually pretty good"

Cons: "The middle seat is horrible there. It's tight, don't have a tray table in front of you or a pouch. Also the charger the row is right in front of you so the other two people plug there stuff right by your feet. You pay extra for this seat which I would never do again."

Pros: "Everything easy off . Easy luggage retrieval. Getting a Lyft was painless and I was only 15 minutes from home . Loved not fighting traffic for hours like you do from SFO . It was great ."
Cons: "Small commuter plane but I'll get used to it ."

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

Pros: "Staff was good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Delayed take off and arrival"

Pros: "having a seat I got to pick."

Pros: "SAme"
Cons: "Same"

Cons: "Again my bag got left behind. Won't receive it until tomorrow."

Pros: "Nine was great."

Cons: "Delay boarding"

Pros: "n/a"
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: "nothing"
Cons: "everything."

Pros: "great"

Pros: "Online check in"

Pros: "Cancelled"
Cons: "Cancelled"

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: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Everything was good"

Pros: "Nice services"

Pros: "What wasn't there to like it was truly amazing. I had a great time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They cut one hour and took off when I made chek in they gave another ticket I was supposed to arrive 6 pm in my destination I arrived 11 pm and they were very very rude when I tried to complain about it! United no more!!!"

Pros: "Easy on ! Organized"

Cons: "Couldn't make"

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: "Seat area had a good deal of trash around it and in the seat back pocket"

Pros: "Quick, smooth"

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: "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: "Staff"

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

Pros: "perfect"
Cons: "thank you"

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."

Cons: "So crowded it was unbelievable. The seats are jammed together way too tight"

Pros: "Ditto"

Pros: "Friendly staff, and an informative pilot."

Pros: "The wide seats"
Cons: "Big space"

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, new plane."

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

Cons: "No space, outdated non-working air, extremely hot and stuffy, VERY dry air, no screens"

Pros: "Everything ran on time in a smoothly Manor..."
Cons: "Not to comfortable need more space between People"

Cons: "Boarding was a little rough. I use a walker and I had to board last. It was difficult for me to get to my seat."

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."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "The plane being on time. Next time would prefer to be able to choose seats. I like the window"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The video and sound on the planes needs some updating or some technical work."

Pros: "The cabins was remarkably clean and the pilot on the second leg was very entertaining, pointing out landmarks."
Cons: "The video selection on the second leg."

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: "I did not make it on time to a wedding because of the delay & problem with the plane."

Cons: "Never made it to Sna. Whiched me to lax because that was fastest time back. Wasted more money on uber to get home from la"

Pros: "Soda"
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?"

Pros: "Nothing"
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: "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: "Nothing"
Cons: "A lot. They could have had the decency to empathize with new travelers in this pandemic situation."

Pros: "I was comfortable. I entered and exited the plane very fast."

Pros: "Basic service but smooth."
Cons: "No food or drinks."

Pros: "Spaceous"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence...snacks were over priced but that's to be expected"

Pros: "Nithing"
Cons: "Rude attendants, filthy plane, charged for soda and ice water.. Will not fly this airline again"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad experience!!!!!"

Cons: "Reasonable fare"

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

Cons: "Terrible handling of the delay - monitors not updated"

Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "No complementary drinks such as soda or snacks such as peanuts or pretzels"

Cons: "No snacks, no coffee"

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: "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"

Pros: "Is was awesome"
Cons: "Landed perfectly"

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"

Cons: "Ridiculous, hidden fee add-ons, Totally unprofessional airline from staff to website."

Cons: "Disappointed overall. I had never flown with frontier before that I would remember all the differences. Not to be negative but your company needs to know. I fly all over the place and use many airlines but this one was disappointing. Price was great I thought......."

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."

Pros: "It sucked."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Lost my bag and the lines were insane!"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "New plane , orderly boarding , good seat - I purchased"
Cons: "Gate attendant was snippy."

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: "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: "Computer systems were down and delayed boarding by almost 45 minutes."

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."

Cons: "Same as above."

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: "Frontier is not what it used to be. Your nickled and dimed. I will avoid using Frontier in the future."
Cons: "See above."

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

Cons: "No water or any beverage offered. A new low even for Frontier."

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "1/2 of the trip help with a wheelchair in Denver but not at Santa Anna either way.I had to track one down."
Cons: "Charging for baggage!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Ripoff across the board"

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